An epidemic, knowing no boundaries or races, is the common enemy of humanity. Solidarity and cooperation can be the most powerful weapons against the virus, and the most urgent task is to save lives, according to Wang.
Some U.S. politicians are peddling that "the engagement policy toward China fails," aiming to shift the government's responsibility for its ineffective response to the epidemic and serve the political needs of elections, said Santoro, adding such a move can only lead to a more complicated situation for the United States and other countries.
-- China-U.S. cooperation has never been a case of one party giving favor to the other, or one party taking advantage of the other.
"We urge the United States to earnestly abide by the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. joint communiques and stop arms sales to and military ties with Taiwan, lest it should further harm China-U.S. relations and cross-Strait peace and stability," he said. Enditem
Over the past few months, a handful of hardliners in Washington have launched a China-smearing campaign over the coronavirus pandemic and human rights in Xinjiang, meddled in China's internal affairs concerning Hong Kong, Taiwan and the South China Sea, cracked down on Chinese tech firms, and deliberately stirred up an ideological confrontation with Beijing. Most recently, Washington abruptly ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, an unjustified and reckless political provocation.
"We hope that it will work with us to ease current tensions and put the relations back onto the right track of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation," he said. "This serves the shared interests of the two peoples and meets the expectation of the international community." Enditem
China has no intention to fight a "diplomatic war" with the U.S. side as it will only hurt the interests of the two peoples even more, Wang said.
"Business and the economy must recover and work such as those major government infrastructure developments, must continue," he said. Enditem
China and the United States should also expand mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields, and cement popular support for their relations, said Yang.
The expert said Trump is trying to use the strategic battle with China as an electoral card to seek reelection in November's presidential elections.
"These tariffs will raise costs for American manufacturers, are opposed by most U.S. aluminum producers, and will draw retaliation against U.S. exports -- just as they did before," Myron Brilliant, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's executive vice president, said in a statement.