With Japan, the administration stands to damage relations at precisely the wrong time.
Rather than sing the same sad song about the source of the coronavirus, the United States needs to lead a choir of nations in a hymn about how this pandemic, like SARS before it, was made possible by the lack of transparency intrinsic to China’s national socialist political system. It is only through collaboration among democracies can the United States seize the day and create what the world desperately needs: a muscular coalition of like-minded nations that will prevail in this crisis, as well as secure the future of free markets and liberal values in its aftermath.
Washington must address the root causes of China’s propensity to obscure the origins of the new coronavirus
Tokyo seeks to pull production from China...;
...while latent investment projects imperil China's geopolitical gambit;
Beijing's "Health Silk Road" takes shape;
China establishes administrative districts in contested island chains;
A confirmation of coronavirus in the Hermit Kingdom
Britain and the world are in turmoil as governments grapple with the global coronavirus pandemic and international perceptions about China changing dramatically. So, too, are their views of the country’s most formidable tech conglomerate.