The People’s Republic is dedicated

The People's Republic 2

By Andrew Korybko

It’s
admittedly a dramatic statement to make, but China is saving the world from
COVID-19. The People’s Republic already proved that it’s possible to survive
the viral outbreak so long as the proper preventive actions are undertaken,
thus providing a sense of direction for everyone else to follow, which they
have. Both involuntary and voluntary quarantines are now the new normal all across
the world, after having first been implemented in China, but that’s far from
all.

The
People’s Liberation Army took the lead in ensuring the reliable supply of goods
to the Chinese people, which is yet another method that’s being applied all
across the world by other countries’ armed forces as well. On top of that,
community leaders in China worked closely with the authorities in order to
manage their neighborhoods and apartment blocs, both in identifying possible
infections and in organizing brief forays out into the public to buy goods and
basic products. Because of its effectiveness, others are now doing this too.

China
understands its responsibility to the rest of the world as a global leader, and
that’s why it’s dedicated itself to helping everyone else who requests its
assistance. As important examples of this, the country is dispatching medical
aid in the form doctors, masks, and other supplies to Serbia and Italy, among
others. In addition, while the US continues to sanction states such as Iran,
Syria, and Venezuela, China continues to cooperate with them, which is saving
countless lives in these emergency circumstances.

As the rest
of the world shuts down, China is gradually reopening after it finally got the
outbreak under control. What this means in terms of the global context is that
“the world’s factory”, as China is fondly called by many, will inevitably
become indispensable for everyone else’s eventual recovery. While they’ll have
a hard time getting everything back to normal, China will already be operating
at a comparatively better level, thus enabling the country to provide the basic
goods and other supplies that everyone else will so desperately need.

With this
in mind, it’s relevant to remember the worldwide Belt & Road Initiative
(BRI), which will prospectively become the platform upon which most of the
global recovery will occur. BRI isn’t just about trade, but also investment,
and as even some of the most developed economies such as those in the US and
Europe quickly run through their reserves and enter into unprecedented crises,
China will have comparatively more funds available to provide others with in
order to facilitate their recovery.

Many
countries, and most intriguingly even those in Europe which previously pledged
their commitment to multilateralism, are instinctively reverting to
self-interested zero-sum policies that secure their own interests at others’
expense, which is the complete opposite of the Chinese approach. The People’s
Republic is dedicated to win-win exchanges in order to ultimately build a
Community of Common Destiny, and its selfless assistance to the rest of the
world proves is sincerity to those noble ideals without any doubt.

Growing
awareness of the leading role that China is poised to play in the eventual global
recovery might have been what triggered the US into nastily intensifying its
ongoing information warfare against the country by deceptively referring to
COVID-19 as the so-called “Chinese virus” or other similar variations of that
neologism designed to blame Beijing for this pandemic.

Viruses
have no nationalities, but misleading panicked and thus hyper-impressionable
people into thinking otherwise is designed to undercut China’s soft power. Not
only is that tactic immoral, but it’s also dangerous since some countries that
desperately need China’s assistance might decide not to request it because
their leaders fell for the US’ information warfare narrative that Beijing was
responsible for COVID-19.

Thankfully, though, people across the world can see that China is
recovering and behaving as the responsible global leader that it is, so it’s
unlikely that the US’ tactics will have much impact. Try as it might, the US
won’t succeed in stopping China from saving the world from COVID-19.

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