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Sacrifice, Toil and Tears: China and the World in the Fight against Pandemic - A compilation of China Daily's commentaries on the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impacts

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Language: English
Page: 332
Publication Date: 05/2020
ISBN: 9787508544427
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We hope the book provide some food for thought, offer solutions to problems faced by the Chinese and global economies, and help promote global coordination and cooperation.
 
Table of Contents
ⅠPains and Gains in China’s Handling of the Outbreak 
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst to control pandemic coronavirus 
Pioneering efforts to contain virus outbreak 
No sinister hand, but nation needs to be prepared for biochemical risks 
Time to strengthen health governance 
Institutional advantages instill confidence that fight against coronavirus will be won 
Health and production both vital concerns of the people 
Change in frontline commanders sign defense has turned to attack 
Proposed delay of key meetings pragmatic move 
Only a China solution can combat coronavirus 
Preventive measures should never go too far 
Clarity of communication 
Decisive stage in fight against COVID-19 
The world needs to follow China methods to combat epidemic 
Fight against epidemic should be strategic 
Prevention is always better than cure 
Crisis won’t disrupt China’s renaissance 
ⅡChina’s Economy Resilient 
No reason for undue pessimism 
Securing certainty amid uncertainties 
Efforts needed for minimizing serious shock to production 
Watchful eye on the middle-income trap 
Rational estimation to the impact of coronavirus 
The coronavirus will not debilitate China’s economy 
Virus' economic impact manageable 
Orchestrated response required 
Economic fight against epidemic must be won 
Fundamental strengths 
Outbreak to have limited impact on economy 
More govt funds needed to fight epidemic 
Fiscal support to weather the storm 
Integrity as nexus must be maintained 
Outbreak also offers opportunities 
Online emergency help 
China will emerge stronger after outbreak 
No serious impact of virus on BRI projects 
It’s still too early to gauge broad economic impact 
Joint efforts needed to reduce global economic shocks 
Ⅲ Panorama of Emerging Social Phenomena 
TCM can help control spread of coronavirus 
Standardizing TCM will help it go global 
Wildlife trade ban will protect health 
Better protecting wildlife good for all 
The vulnerable need more support 
Discarded masks must be properly disposed of 
AI can make big difference in fighting virus 
Working from home, distant dream for Chinese 
Online classes can’t replace classrooms 
Therapy key to ease outbreak-induced stress 
We-media shouldn’t be a plague of false news 
People’s health knowledge requires a boost 
Ⅳ Anti-Prejudice Best Prescription for Joint Fight 
World must give China support against virus 
Racist reports symptom of West’s Sinophobia 
Discrimination against Chinese a virus 
Opportunistic racists find a golden opportunity within the outbreak 
Racism behind coronavirus paranoia 
Something’s not right when they criticize China 
Racist reports infect the truth with prejudice 
A sincere letter to friends of China 
“Yellow peril” virus more contagious and condemnable 
Novel coronavirus outbreak puts fresh spotlight on media’s racism 
Bias undermines solidarity in virus fight 
China should be praised not insulted 
Epidemic exposes West’s colonial mentality 
Epidemical discrimination violates spirit of human rights 
Coronavirus and world responsibility 
Coronavirus not China’s Chernobyl 
Headlines in New York Times are misleading 
This is not the time to play the blame game 
Neither “Wuhan virus” nor “Los Angeles virus” 
Ⅴ International Coordination Essential to Deal with Global Risks 
Global solidarity essential to defeat outbreak 
Region shows solidarity in anti-virus fight 
Sino-Mongolian true friendship endures amid outbreak 
Show of solidarity 
Russia supports China’s fight against outbreak 
Hardships more bearable with help of friends 
Future of China-Japan ties lies in peaceful coexistence 
Three neighbors must stand together 
Our role in the coronavirus outbreak 
Biosafety challenge calls for greater cooperation 
Adversity reveals true friends 
UAE stands resolutely with China during coronavirus challenge 
Responsibility, support, confidence and tolerance 
Victory will be won 
United in solidarity 
Two or three words about my China 
Old friend stands firm 
Peru is far away, but its friendship with China is close 
Global cooperation more vital in fighting viruses 
Strong public health response key to containing virus 
Fight against virus will be uncertain without cooperation of China, US 
China-US relations during coronavirus outbreak 
Global cooperation vital to fight against COVID-19 
Only coordinated response can control outbreak 
Preventing global food security crisis 
Outbreak to impact EU-US-China ties 
We will get through the pandemic together 
Policy action for a healthy global economy 
Protect workers from economic pandemic 
Afterword
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Preface
Foreword 
The winter may not have been severe and the mercury across China may not have dipped below alarming levels in late 2019 and early 2020. Yet the Chinese people were eagerly awaiting the warmth of spring. What they encountered instead was one of the worst “cold waves” in the form of the novel coronavirus outbreak. 
The outbreak in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, changed the festive mood of the city, the province and its people before the Spring Festival holiday. Dire and tragic reports of people losing their nearest and dearest emerged. But Wuhan residents, in true Chinese spirit, displayed exemplary courage and resilience in combating the disease. 
Their heroic fight was ably, and gallantly, supported by the more than 40,000 medical personnel from across the country who began arriving in Wuhan on Jan 24, Lunar New Year Eve, to join the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, first identified in Wuhan and later named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. 
With the central authorities’ swift and decisive response, China not only showed its determination to fight against the pandemic, but also coordinated its policies and decisions, and cooperated with the WHO and other countries to combat the common enemy threatening the whole of humankind. By making the courageous decision to lock down the whole province of Hubei, and mobilize natural resources to contain the epidemic, China once again demonstrated its commitment to protect its people. 
The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on China’s economy, as it has done on the global economy. Now that the epidemic has been largely controlled in China, Chinese governments at different levels have to strike a subtle balance between containing the outbreak and encouraging resumption of production. The central government has taken a series of measures aimed at supporting the small and medium-sized enterprises to overcome the impact of the health emergency and keep the job market stable. 
Apart from challenges, the outbreak, however, has also created opportunities for the digital economy. For instance, online work and education have gained strength. 
China has weathered many a storm, economically, socially and politically. And it has always emerged stronger from each crisis. This time, too, China’s economy is exhibiting its resilience. 
But despite China’s huge sacrifices and painstaking efforts to fight the virus, many in the West have raised questions on China’s governance, and stories of discrimination, even violence, against Chinese nationals and people of Chinese origin have been reported from many parts of the world. Though there is still no scientific evidence to prove the virus originated in Wuhan, some foreign politicians and media outlets have blamed China, using racist and other derogatory terms, for the global health crisis. Which has put Chinese, even other Asians, at risk. 
By demonizing Wuhan’s sacrifice, Hubei’s suffering, and China’s fight against the virus, some Western politicians and media outlets are doing a great disservice to global public health governance. Fortunately, across the globe many people, who can tell right from wrong and good from bad, have strongly opposed such racist anti-China campaign. 
A virus respects no borders, favors no ethnic group and is loyal to no political dispensation. 
This is a big test for the international community. And the worst of times brings out the best in the people. Many countries and their people have lent a hand to China in this time of distress. 
China, on its part, has shared its experiences in dealing with the health emergency with the WHO and other governments since the beginning of the outbreak, in order to help them strengthen the global fight against the virus. And after largely containing the outbreak in the country, it has sent medical supplies and medical teams to many countries to help them contain the pandemic. 
The world has to understand that we are in this together, and no one is safe until everyone is safe. The COVID-19 outbreak is a threat to not only global public health but also the global economy. Only with cooperation and coordination, rather than indulging in a blame game, can the world win the fight against the virus and overcome the global economic and social risks. 
This book, Sacrifice, Toil and Tears, is a compilation of the commentaries published in China Daily and on its website since the outbreak. We hope they provide some food for thought, offer solutions to problems faced by the Chinese and global economies, and help promote global coordination and cooperation. 
Winter always makes way for spring. And with better coordination, deeper cooperation and greater confidence, we can make sure this crisis will eventually make way for a brighter future.
 
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