The world is but one nation and her citizens, one country
Since December 2019 when China was plagued by a new Coronavirus epidemic, the whole world was watching with anxiety and uncertainty as what will happen to other part of the world outside China. The whole world then went topsy-turvy. It soon realises that this Coronavirus epidemic is not confined to China. WHO steps in to monitor the whole world's situation for all of us and finally declared that a world emergency pandemic of this disease has emerged. It is a sad story as peoples around the world, initially trying to blame China and Chinese people for the spread of this Coronavirus epidemic. It is now realised that the epicentre of the disease can be anywhere. It is now not in China but in Europe. There is a possibility that it may shift to USA. The whole world is now trying to grapple with its spread and containment in order to prevent further mortality that it brings on to some of our unfortunate fragile fellow citizens.
Of course we should look at the whole pandemic as a whole world issue and should not pass the blame. As the Chief of WHO clearly stated that the Coronavirus is not China or Chinese virus. It knows no border and it can occur and spring up in any part of the world just like so many of influenza viruses before this.
Every nation of the world , big or small , must learn the lesson that we all have to try to help one another in time of the pandemic like this. And for that matter, we should all learn to help one another in time of any international disaster, be it natural or man-made. We , mankind , fellow citizens of the world, have suffered various international disasters through different pandemics, earthquakes, bushfires, floods, severe summers and winters and last but not least the silly wars. The peoples have to learn these serious lessons from the history. That is how humanity can advance and bad historical events can be contained.
The World is but one Nation and her citizens, one country.
Through the wisdom of human innovation, new sciences and technologies etc, we have the knowledge and ability to help one another to avoid, prevent and cope efficiently any international disasters falling upon us. With our advanced knowledge on internet, communication around the world are provided with very convenient tools and technologies, which have made the world smaller and brought peoples closer together. We can also plan together to solve the problems like the current Coronavirus pandemic.
The great old Chinese saying : " The Great Way forward is to create way for a fair and just Society for all peoples" , can still be used for the world today. The rulers of civilization all over the world know that to maintain long-term peace and stability, we must use a set of civilized legal system fair and just to deal with the disputes and dissents of all circles of society. Peoples are capable of living in harmony in such a society, regardless of their background, beliefs, cultures, languages, etc., and help one another with shared prosperity and peaceful development. However we need an independent judiciary under the United Nations to set up a proper, fair and just, civilized legal system. Under such system of rule of laws, we can respect, tolerate and help one another. We can live as a family with love, liberty, fraternity and happiness. That is the foundation of good government and governance, not just applies to USA, Australia, China but every other nation big or small in this world.
Many countries in the world, with the assistance of the United Nations, have now embarked on this path. This is the greatest achievement in the history of mankind this century. With these principles in mind, all rulers need not use force to cheat and kill one another or colluding with any horrible regime, fightiing for profit and even waging civil war and foreign wars.
We hope the world as a nation and her peoples, one country concept will propel mankind toward building a "Great Harmony World with universal civilized Rule of Law and Peaceful Development". No matter how hard this road is, I believe we human have enough wisdom to create such a NEW World. Under the guidance of the United Nations's Great Charter and Constitution, we can restrict the powers and actions of those rulers who do not obey the rules or the rule of law. We believe , China will play a constructive role in creating such a New world with the West and East combined
Dr Ka Sing Chua
National Council Member, MAPW, International Councillor IPPNW
Dr Tony Pun OAM, National President, CCCA