The NPC interpretation doesn’t set up any additional principles for Hong Kong.
On the issues concerning Hong Kong governance and national security, the central government is obliged to make full use of the power stipulated by the Basic Law. A few people of radical opposition are creating chaos among public opinion and affected the understanding of some Hong Kong people. The fallacies they created must be cleaned up.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government told the media on Friday they have been informed by the central government that an interpretation to Hong Kong's Basic Law Article 104 has been included in the schedule of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.
Friendly ties between China and Malaysia do not exclude a third party.
Such voices are absurd and completely run counter to the common decency of preserving human lives.
On the South China Sea arbitration, Australia has left the impression of completely siding with the US.
Gabriel should be careful not to derail the Sino-German relationship.
The pains and costs the reform will bring about have bred some opposing voices from within.
For NATO and the US, keeping pressure on Russia is important, and can also boost unity of the organization.
All Chinese know clearly that the Xi’s leadership has played a critical role in the changes in China in the past four years and the significance of the word “core” being written into the Party document. The sixth plenum is themed on strict Party governance. This is what the Chinese people are willing to see.
It reveals at the same time that the Seventh Fleet alone can hardly deter China in the West Pacific any more.
Duterte’s diplomatic re-calibration has become quite clear.
The sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee started Monday with its central agenda focusing on strict Party governance. The plenum will formulate documents on intra-Party supervision and political life within the Party.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte clarified Friday after returning from his trip to Beijing that when he said he wanted to separate from Washington, he did not mean a severing of diplomatic ties, but to no longer "dovetail the foreign policy" of the US. Some Chinese then claimed that Duterte changed his attitude immediately after he got loans from China, and they have even made jokes mocking the president's inconsistency.
The US military revealed to Reuters that its guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur on Friday conducted a so-called freedom of navigation mission in the South China Sea.
Recently, various "pro-independence" forces are increasingly colluding together.
The US should explore a constructive way to lead the world. Confrontation will ruin the 21st century. Washington should take the new type of major-country relationship into serious consideration.
China has no intention to drive the US out of Asia. In many cases, it doesn't reject the US' willingness to be a global leader. But we hope it knows that its strength is limited, as well as its understanding of the world.