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.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's ongoing trip to China has been seen as a gamble by the American media. Their astonished reaction clearly shows the selfish considerations of the US and its Western allies on the South China Sea issue. They take Philippine willingness to be a loyal part of the US alliance system as granted.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte embarked on his state visit to China today. This visit would have been unimaginable three months ago when the Philippines, as an initiator of the South China Sea arbitration and a key pivot of the US strategy of rebalance to the Asia-Pacific, was in sharp conflict with China over maritime disputes. Duterte has made a fresh start with Beijing-Manila ties and the nation's regional strategies after coming into office, and thus is widely regarded as a "subverter."
During this year's presidential campaign, the US mainstream media has overwhelmingly seen an outpouring of support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton while disparaging her Republican rival Donald Trump. The gap is rare in the history of US elections.
The eighth meeting of BRICS countries' leaders will be held over the weekend in Goa, India, which shows continued progress of cooperation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off his official visit to Cambodia Thursday. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen revealed that the two sides would ink at least 28 cooperative agreements during Xi's visit.
Humans have landed on the moon, yet sending people to Mars is more risky and technically challenging, especially launching the lander in Martian gravity to return the astronauts to Earth.
South Korea alleges that a Chinese fishing boat rammed into and sank one of its coast guard speedboats on Friday. No casualties were reported, yet South Korean media has been hyping up the incident for days. Seoul said Tuesday that it would authorize South Korea's coast guard officers to use firearms, including handguns and onboard cannons, against illegal Chinese fishing vessels if they are deemed a threat.
Seoul and Washington should also take the blame for the tensions in the Korean Peninsula.