US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. File photo: APUS President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP
Kishore Mahbubani
Opinion

Opinion

Kishore Mahbubani

Why China and the US must set aside their differences to tackle the coronavirus crisis

  • The Covid-19 outbreak is occurring at a time when global organisations, including the WHO, are weakened, making it imperative for world powers to step up
  • Just as they did for the global financial crisis, the US and China should convene a special G20 summit to form a coordinated response to the pandemic, before it kills more people

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. File photo: APUS President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. File photo: AP
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