Many of today’s urgent problems can only be solved by international cooperation. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
诚如一句英语谚语所说：if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. 合作代表了更多力量、资源、成功的可能，但合作势必会影响速度、效率和执行力。因此，点明什么情况下国际合作更有利，何时反而拖慢效率，会让本题的回答清晰易懂。
Many crises that have reached the international scale in recent decades have been dealt with strategically through global cooperation; therefore, some may argue that only through the cooperation of different nations can these problems be properly resolved. From a personal standpoint, I have certain reservations about this concept.
First, relying excessively on global collaboration to address all problems might result in procrastination and indifference, which is to say that if a country can solve a problem in a timely manner, it can alleviate the global crisis to some extent. In response to the original large-scale outbreak of coronavirus in China, for instance, the Chinese government rapidly created its own medicine to combat the virus, and Chinese citizens also wore masks and quarantined themselves at home, which notably slowed the virus's global spread. In the meantime, this provided adequate experience and resources for future treatment and preventative measures against the virus in other nations. In contrast, if China, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, waited for the cooperation and assistance of other nations after the virus broke out, we cannot picture the devastation that would follow.
Idealistically, when a global crisis occurs, effective international collaboration and mutual assistance would make it simpler to resolve the issue. As an illustration, numerous nations came together to combat the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in Africa, which ultimately led to a major decrease in fatalities. However, when a crisis first erupts in one country or when there are conflicting national interests in international collaboration, it is more effective for a single nation to initially focus on resolving its own challenges.
In conclusion, despite the background of globalization, all nations have become independent of one another, and many situations, particularly those that are urgent, demand domestic resolution and action prior to waiting for global cooperation.
Global Cooperation 全球合作
Procrastination and Indifference 拖延和冷漠
Timely Manner 及时方式
Coronavirus Outbreak 冠状病毒爆发
Combat the Virus 对抗病毒
Global Spread 全球传播
Ebola Virus Outbreak 埃博拉病毒爆发
Conflicting National Interests 国家利益冲突
Domestic Resolution 国内解决