Whoever speaks well of China would be attacked – this has become a hysterical new normal for some American politicians. Not long ago, the WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and famous American IT tycoon Bill Gates were fiercely slammed by those politicians for their affirmation of China’s anti-epidemic efforts and success.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, China, in the face of this rare public health crisis and disaster, has contributed immensely to the world with tremendous sacrifices and effective epidemic control measures. As the virus spread across the whole world, China, committed to building the community with a shared future for mankind, has played an active role in international anti-epidemic cooperation. By providing batches of medical aid and supplies to other countries, China has been injecting confidence and momentum into the world’s joint battle against the virus.
We shall resolutely forge ahead along the righteous path. Upholding humanitarianism and our shared destiny, China has never hesitated in lending a helping hand to those in need despite many malicious conjectures. In the US, the country most active in blaming China for the pandemic, many doctors gained valuable information from their Chinese counterparts on diagnosis and treatment for COVID-19 cases through video-conferences. Medical supplies like ventilators and masks donated by China were shipped to the hardest-hit New York promptly. That is why Bill Gates exclaimed that China has done many right things from the beginning, and why Dr. Tedros affirmed several times that “the high speed and massive scale of China’s moves are rarely seen in the world” “It showed China’s efficiency and the advantages of China’s system. The experience of China is worth learning for other countries.”
Their chorus of praise for China, however, irritated some American politicians so much that they jumped up and did not waste a minute labeling those truth-speakers as “propagating for China”, even threatening to launch an investigation into the WHO.
At the end of the day，that is all because the American politicians are narrow-minded and ill-intended. They are afraid that the revelation of the truth will expose their true color of being ignorant and incompetent; they are scared that a China-US comparison by Americans would prick their false sense of superiority; they are worried that people’s understanding of and consequently friendliness toward China would disrupt their China-smearing chorus; and they are concerned that people’s recognition of China’s advantages and strengths would force their China-curbing road map off track.
But facts cannot be denied, and justice lies in people’s hearts. Since the outbreak, China has never imposed its measures upon anyone. Still, people cannot help but feel the warmth from China’s aid to the world, while they become aware that who is truly putting the people first rather than the votes, and who is making concrete efforts rather than putting on shows. On April 26, Wuhan, the city first and hardest hit by the coronavirus, declared that all hospitalized COVID-19 patients were discharged. On the same day, the US reported nearly one million confirmed cases. No wonder a lot of people in the western countries expressed their indignation online at their governments – while the White House was ignoring the lives of the elderly and the poor, just look at what China has done: making every effort to protect the disadvantaged at all costs, including elders, patients with underlying illness and poor people.
Such a stark contrast leads to an obvious conclusion. Even Francis Fukuyama, an American scholar known for his “End of History” theory, had to admit that “the crucial determinant in performance will not be the type of regime, but the state’s capacity and, above all, trust in government”, though he insisted that “the major dividing line in effective crisis response will not place autocracies on one side and democracies on the other.”
As a Chinese ancient poem goes, “thick mountains could not stop the river from flowing into the sea”. China will give its most forceful response to the shameless behaviors of certain American politicians by forging ahead steadily. The country will achieve on schedule the goal of winning the tough battle of poverty eradication and building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. China has sounded the clarion of getting back on saddle loud and clear, and demonstrated to the world its firm confidence of going its way of peaceful development against all odds.
“Vision is especially important in this eventful age.” Confronted with the epidemic, China, advocating the vision of building the community with a shared future for mankind, stands ready to work with all countries to win this anti-virus battle that concerns the future of humanity. We firmly believe that China will only do well when the world is well, and the world will do better when China is doing well!