Hu Xijin
Global Times commentator
Hu Xijin is the former editor-in-chief of the Global Times. Previously he worked as a reporter in the People's Daily and covered the Bosnian war in the 1990s.
  • Westerners should focus on eliminating inequalities in their societies instead of concerning themselves with Tibetan matters

    Xizang is a unique but normal human society, not a museum showing Tibetan barbaric and backward serfdom culture. A socialist China is people-centered, and all ethnic groups will be truly respected and protected.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/16 18:19:41
  • Asia must be wary about being utilized by crisis-laden Washington

    The US is paying an extremely high cost to maintain its hegemony and is approaching a tipping point where its strength may be insufficient.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/15 0:55:58
  • While China maps out strategy, the US is overleveraging and overdrawing its strength

    Let the US continue to use various levers, which will eventually break at certain tipping point due to overuse. China, pragmatic and down to earth, can map out a strategy well.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/13 19:34:22
  • China brokers deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran, opening new possibilities for the Middle East region

    The trilateral statement is a clear evidence of China's peaceful diplomacy beginning to exert influence in the world and a proof of China's strength being transformed into diplomatic soft power. China is a world-class power that is full of goodwill. It never harms other countries and is truly committed to win-win cooperation. Reaching this trilateral statement will definitely strengthen the impression and trust of many countries toward China. Successful mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran will also enhance China's discourse power to promote peaceful settlement of the Ukraine crisis.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/11 2:47:39
  • US' unlimited greed for military power serves as a warning to other countries

    The US military budget is aimed at global hegemony, but there are many factors in regional military games that cannot be replaced by global games.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/9 19:18:24
  • Possible McCarthy-Tsai meet in California reflects fear of Washington, DPP toward PLA reaction

    The game surrounding the Taiwan question is destined to become increasingly complex, and the intensity of the game will continue to rise.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/8 1:15:23
  • What important messages are conveyed at Chinese FM's press conference

    Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang attends a press conference on China's foreign policy and foreign relations on the sidelines of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress today, and these are the points that impressed me most.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/7 20:10:22
  • It's an irreversible trend for China's economy to catch up with the US'

    China's development potential is in a stage of continuous release, far from being exhausted. It is necessary to ensure that the momentum of development is sufficient and powerful.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/6 17:37:37
  • China's 7.2 percent increase in military spending moderate, shows country's strategic confidence

    China announced its annual defense budget for 2023 will increase by 7.2 percent, which is slightly higher than the expected growth rate of around 5 percent of GDP, but it is still considered moderate.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/5 21:45:50
  • Hopefully, South Korea won't turn itself into a pawn of the US while it could be a geopolitical player

    South Korea's diplomacy has always been swinging between getting close to its major neighbors and sticking closely to the US. The Moon Jae-in government was a driving force in easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, while the current Yoon administration has shifted towards a different direction and resonated with the US Indo-Pacific strategy. "Pro-Japan" is just one of the manifestations of this big swing. Hopefully, South Korea can stay stable and not become a pawn of the US, as it should be one of the players in the complex chess game in Northeast Asia.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/2 22:58:19
  • US gets anxious as Russia has survived war of attrition against entire NATO

    It's better to listen to China. While the situation is deadlocked, but there is still room for maneuver, negotiations should be carried out to end the war earlier for the benefit of everyone.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/1 19:50:55
  • One year on, what should ordinary people take from Russia-Ukraine conflict?

    China is at the brunt of the global geopolitical game. China has always maintained peace, and at the same time maintained our strategic initiative in dealing with acute disputes.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/2/25 15:13:21
  • China's rising strength to sway Japan's strategic choice

    The US has taken a substantial step in encouraging Japan to rearm itself. Japanese Minister of Defense Yasukazu Hamada said on Tuesday that Japan plans to order Tomahawk cruise missiles in one go from the US within the 2023 fiscal year, rather than the initial plan that will take several years.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/2/15 21:31:15
  • Huawei, Chinese people won't hold any illusions toward US government

    There has been very little room for the US to continue to hurt the company.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/1/31 20:27:38
  • Chinese mainland is the ultimate playwright of Taiwan Straits' drama series

    Politico reported that the Pentagon is making preliminary plans for new house speaker Kevin McCarthy's travel schedule, including a possible trip to the island of Taiwan this spring. That US media reveals the military was making security preparations for McCarthy's Taiwan visit can be seen as the first move of the public opinion war ahead of the visit.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/1/25 18:06:40
  • It's believed all places will make every effort to reduce COVID deaths

    A Chinese health official from the Bureau of Medical Administration under the National Health Commission announced on Saturday that a total of 59,938 deaths related to COVID-19 occurred in medical institutions nationwide from December 8, 2022 to January 12, 2023, including 54,435 who died of underlying health issues complicated by COVID-19 infection. This is in line with the statistics of deaths from COVID-19 familiar to the public, and it is also a perceptual public understanding of COVID-19 death.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/1/15 12:19:10
  • We must salute our country as we bid farewell to an unforgettable 2022

    The crisis and consequence caused by COVID-19 is real. It has swept the world over the past three years, and many countries have come out through almost “surrendering to the virus.” China has been fighting the epidemic for three years, and it will eventually break the lock of the virus. From November to December, the country made up its mind to take this step. It turned out to be more challenging and painful than many had expected. However, we have escaped the worst period of the virus after all. China carried out a strategic breakthrough when it was relatively weakened.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/12/31 23:02:55
  • China's three-year anti-COVID efforts not in vain

    The basic judgment is that even in the worst-case scenario, the COVID-19 mortality rate in China should be much lower than that of the US and Europe in the last three years if the same statistical criteria are applied. Everyone can remain completely confident about this.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/12/30 20:15:42
  • Great unity of Chinese society on changing the COVID policy

    Although it still needs a process, Beijing and other northern cities are far from overcoming the difficulties, and southern cities may also be affected. The Chinese people have indeed passed the hurdle of the epidemic psychologically, and we are moving toward a new life.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/12/16 1:34:02
  • Influence in Asia-Pacific does not come via coercion

    Whether the US is the best partner of the Asia-Pacific region, it is not dependent on what Vice President Kamala Harris will say at the APEC meeting; rather, all countries in this region have a steelyard in their hearts. The real scale on the steelyard is the technology, capital and market support that the US provides to the region, not the language Harris uses. Everyone knows what kind of geopolitical goals the US harbors in the Asia-Pacific region, but is at a loss as to what tangible benefits the US can bring to the region.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/11/17 22:12:58
  • US better give up attempt to contain China by utilizing Southeast Asian countries

    Vietnam is clearly aware that the US wants to use it as a pawn, so Hanoi is vigilant while developing relations with the US. Trong's visit further eliminates the risk of bilateral ties being distracted by the South China Sea issue.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/11/3 19:28:39
  • Europe awakes to US sabotage of its autonomy

    The Chinese have firm strategic wills, and we hope that the Europeans can also maintain a basic sobriety and not be hijacked by the US.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/10/12 17:47:19
  • Pipeline leaks may be followed by more unruly acts

    Russia is now the equivalent of a screw, and Europe and Ukraine a nut. Both the screw and the nut are in the hands of the US.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/9/28 20:34:32
  • Brakes must be placed on escalating situation in Ukraine

    Please don't forget that there will be no absolute winner or loser in a military conflict between nuclear powers.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/9/21 20:02:42
  • Gorbachev won Western acclaim by betraying USSR

    Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the former Soviet Union, passed away on Tuesday local time. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences. But the real and overwhelming compliments for him came from the West, ranging from US President Joe Biden to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and politicians from the same era of Gorbachev, who praised him for introducing “brave democratic reforms,” bringing “freedom,” ending the Cold War and making the world safer.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/8/31 22:07:32
  • US warships passing through Taiwan Straits produces diminishing effect in emboldening Taiwan authorities

    The Taiwan question is a long-term game between China and the US, and the only language the US understands and is willing to respect is strength.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/8/28 15:25:35
  • Japan should not make gambles it can't afford

    China has no intention of being hostile toward Japan. Maintaining friendly ties with Japan is China's long-term will and basic policy. It is hoped that the Japanese side will restrain its extreme fantasies about deteriorating ties between China and Japan, so as to prevent doing stupid things and turning what was make-believe to become true. Japan is advised not to push itself into a gamble it is unable to bear.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/8/22 19:23:41
  • As US lawmakers make more provocative visits, China's determination to solve Taiwan question sooner rather than later also rises

    Several US lawmakers made a visit to the island of Taiwan via US military aircraft on Sunday. This is new provocation. On the same day, it's revealed by the Taiwan side that China's PLA sent 22 military aircraft and six warships for combat readiness security patrols in the Taiwan Straits and some of them crossed the so-called median line, which the mainland doesn't recognize.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/8/14 22:48:05
  • Chinese companies' delisting a response to US coercion, not choice of decoupling

    Five Chinese state-owned giants – China Life Insurance, PetroChina, Sinopec, Aluminum Corporation of China, and Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical – have announced they will delist from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It is important to understand exactly what the delisting means, without either underestimating or overstating the significance.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/8/13 2:26:50
  • Taiwan Straits will be a place where the US will finally show its true 'paper tiger' face

    Taiwan Straits will be the place where the US will finally show its true “paper tiger” face. As for Taiwan authorities, they will show themselves as shivering “paper mice.”

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/7/29 0:28:56
  • PLA warplane can 'accompany' Pelosi's plane if she visits Taiwan

    The Chinese mainland must be brave enough to take this step of flying warplanes over the island, which, unlike warplanes flight around Taiwan, can truly reflect China's sovereignty over the territory, and is more substantial than any visit to Taiwan by senior foreign officials. Using Pelosi's visit to Taiwan to complete this leap is most likely to make it a peaceful transition.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/7/19 22:06:01
  • It's not in India's interest to be a US outpost

    Generally speaking, the intense anti-Chinese sentiment in India is now at the ebb after the 2020 Galwan Valley border clash. We certainly hope that this tendency will continue and that India will slowly realize that putting the border dispute with China in a proper place and mending its relationship with China is more in its national interests.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/7/19 19:04:45
  • China stresses legal status of Taiwan Straits to deter US provocation

    As China has openly denied the fallacy that the Taiwan Straits are “international waters,” it is possible for PLA to take more determined actions against the US warships and aircraft's harmful moves in the Taiwan Straits. This will become a trend.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/6/14 19:29:52
  • West falls into shameless narcissism over Xinjiang

    Western political elites think they are the only ones who care most about the human rights of Xinjiang. They have really fallen into a shameless moral narcissism.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/5/31 16:06:49
  • Doesn't Blinken mean 'Asian NATO' by 'shaping the environment around China'?

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday delivered a speech on US policy toward China. He barely said anything new.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/5/27 12:40:12
  • 'Over-prevention' complaints could be 'mincing' as dynamic-zero policy meets most demands of society

    What the people want will certainly be reflected in state policies, and the interests of different groups will also be taken into account. It is the only right choice for us to follow our country to move forward together.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/5/12 23:33:58
  • Confident in Beijing's fight against latest COVID-19 wave

    There is a strong hope that Beijing will defeat this round of outbreak with a concentrated battle at a manageable cost. It is hoped that Beijing can be an example to prove that Omicron variant is manageable in our mega-cities at a limited cost.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/4/26 21:05:21
  • Pelosi's Taiwan visit must be disrupted

    The Chinese mainland will not provoke troubles, but we never flinch when trouble comes our way. We have fought through the trade war. If Washington, with the cooperation of the Taiwan authority, wants to try again in the Taiwan Straits, what we should do is to teach them another heavy lesson and set up solid rules for them.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/4/7 16:01:38
  • Russia a crucial partner for China in deterring US

    What should China do after the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict? Should China follow the West in condemning and sanctioning Russia as a token of goodwill to improve ties with the US? Some China-based Western journalists may have found some of these claims on the Chinese internet. But such voice is marginal in China, and has absolutely no influence on mainstream society, let alone the decision-making of the Chinese government.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/3/22 18:25:00
  • Chinese people keep ear to the ground during Russia-US showdown

    It needs to be pointed out that many Chinese people have viewed Russia as a sand table. Everything that happens is regarded as having a special relation to China. The disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 taught Chinese society a lesson. It served as a dose of political vaccine, the effects of which are lasting today. Putin has staged a showdown with the US and the West. What does this mean? The Chinese people are watching and waiting.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/3/4 0:14:10
  • Russia to create a turning point since disintegration of USSR

    This incident and war have given small countries an important lesson: when they are caught between major powers, they should try to avoid completely being inclined to one side and helping this side challenge the other.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/2/24 19:36:57
  • Who represents China, the Olympic champions or the poor mother of 8 children?

    Both foreign media and Chinese people have raised the question: who represents China today, the woman Olympic champions or the poor woman?

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/2/17 16:43:52
  • World needs to reject US' evil script in Asia and Europe

    The one country which is least afraid of seeing Europe trapped in chaos is the US. Once Europe falls in disturbances, its capital will go to the US.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/2/15 22:02:42
  • Whoever causes China-US breakup using anti-CPC bill will pay historic price, be met with China's crushing retaliation

    A group of Republican lawmakers this week introduced the latest brazen and most hubristic proposal to sanction all delegates of the National Congress of the Communist Party of China and their families. This co-called "STOP CCP Act" is co-sponsored by about 15 Republican representatives, with no Democrats having voiced support to it.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/2/11 12:57:08
  • If US provokes China or Russia, the other won't be indifferent

    When it comes to resisting a US crackdown, Russia is not alone. Most of the Chinese people are willing to see the Chinese govt assist Russia. China and Russia have a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination. These are not empty words.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/1/28 22:49:08
  • Western 'rights' groups discredit China by labelling fleeing criminals as political dissidents

    “Safeguard Defenders,” a Spain-based so-called human rights organization, released a report on Tuesday, accusing that criminals fleeing overseas who were chased and repatriated to China under China's Fox Hunt and Sky Net operations include many political dissidents. It criticized this as a serious human rights violation and damage to the judicial sovereignty of countries concerned. The organization called on countries to end judicial cooperation around extradition with China.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/1/20 18:08:36
  • NYT's ignorance of 800,000 American COVID deaths is real 'banality of evil'

    Why have so many American journalists and writers been reluctant to thoroughly tell the stories of Americans' losses and pains?

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/1/14 21:17:07
  • Time for UK to lead West in pledging 'no first use' of nukes

    Other countries that also possess nuclear weapons, including India, were not invited to join the statement on preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms races. It shows it is difficult for those states to be recognized as nuclear-weapon states.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/1/4 19:03:01
  • 'Slanted eyes equal to insulting Chinese' controversy should not divide Chinese society

    When Westerners say that Chinese people have slanted eyes, some speak out of contempt and others out of humor and not necessarily maliciously. When we present Chinese people with small eyes, it could mean confidence or self-mockery. I think they are all fine. But if we divide ourselves from within along the China-West rift and make a big issue out of it, it is truly unnecessary.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/27 23:11:51
  • Disintegration of the Soviet Union a vaccine for China

    Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. There is no need for the Chinese people to sigh for it. What we should do is drawing lessons from it, because the US very much hopes that China will become the second Soviet Union and fall apart one day.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/25 18:21:30
  • With recent Xinjiang boycotts, Intel bites the hand that feeds it

    Intel has become a typical “cannon” which opens verbal fire upon China among the US business community.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/22 13:53:35
  • Germany seeks more attention from China with Navy frigate Bayern crossing the South China Sea

    Germany's act is indeed opportunistic. But we should understand that Germany is not China's geopolitical opponent. Germany is radical in ideology and human rights issues but it lacks reasons to really come to East Asia to join the China-US competition and take the US side.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/16 23:26:54
  • Taiwan military's clamor of PLA's 'three major weaknesses' in potential reunification-by-force operation ridiculous

    Once the Chinese mainland engages in war to liberate the island of Taiwan and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) launches a full reunification-by-force operation, then, I believe, it will be resolved in a matter of hours. There will never be an effective resistance from the Taiwan military, nor will there be real assistance from the US and its allies.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/14 0:08:03
  • Confidence should be maintained toward China's economy, as the greatest capability of the government is fixing problems

    After reading the notification from China's Central Economic Work Conference, I am more confident in the country's economic situation.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/11 2:05:33
  • Justice served as Nicaragua cuts ties with Taiwan island, a lesson for Lithuania

    China and Nicaragua signed a joint communiqué on Friday, announcing the resumption of their diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level. According to information obtained by the Global Times, no economic conditions were attached to the resumption of ties. Similarly, when China established diplomatic relations with Central American countries in recent years, there were no economic conditions. Nicaragua breaking ties with Taiwan island is another failure of Taiwan authorities' "cash diplomacy."

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/10 14:09:07
  • Unreasonable, arbitrary to ask 'why Chinese migrate to US, not the other way around'

    I believe people have the right to express their dissatisfaction and continue to build pressure through public opinion. But meanwhile, our whole society needs to establish a sober collective understanding that the CPC-led government has done its utmost to achieve social justice and has accomplished the greatest progress of this era.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/7 23:26:01
  • Whole-process democracy in China is a great practice of universal significance

    The whole-process democracy in China is a great practice of universal significance. This situation has become more and more obvious in the big picture of human civilization.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/5 13:56:42
  • As US alienates definition of democracy, China should walk a bright road of whole-process people's democracy

    The US has gradually alienated the definition of democracy and tried to monopolize the right to define it. What China needs to do is to restore the original political intent of democracy. Our pursuit of whole-process people's democracy will become a valuable practice for all human beings.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/12/4 10:56:42
  • Prudent to file 'loss of state-owned assets' allegations despite public discontent against Lenovo continues

    I think that we should be prudent regarding whether Liu and Yang, and Lenovo should be considered under the severe perspective of loss of state-owned assets.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/23 21:11:20
  • In the face of an irrational Australia, shouldn't China be prepared with an iron fist?: Hu Xijin

    In the face of such an irrational Australia, shouldn't China be prepared with an iron fist and to punch it hard when needed, teaching it a thorough lesson?

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/18 21:25:45
  • It is naïve to question dynamic zero-case policy while we should indeed pay more attention to details

    We cannot deny the overall hard work of the grassroots pandemic prevention workers because of a specific case. We must not forget the most basic fact is that China's fight against the epidemic has saved countless lives. This is the most important fact that the majority of people care about.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/14 13:38:26
  • China should ensure advantage in solving problems, self-improvement

    I have always had two benchmarks in viewing China. The first one is the aspirations of public, and the ability of the public power (first of all, public authority) to satisfy these aspirations. Objectively speaking, there has always been a gap between the two. The second one is the comparison of problem-solving capabilities and overall development situation between China and foreign countries. Such comparisons help us define the nature of the country's insufficient ability to meet public aspirations and undertake a more comprehensive assessment of the country's state of governance.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/13 19:11:41
  • Zero-COVID policy will lead China to reopen borders at lower cost in the end

    US approach will almost certainly function with a price: More lives will be swallowed by the virus.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/9 21:10:57
  • Handling of trade war, pandemic consolidates Chinese people's political confidence

    The trade war between the US and China and the fight against COVID-19 are two super examples that have reset the Chinese people of political understanding.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/9 12:33:00
  • Frontline media need to be trusted to carry on mission

    As a battlefront, the media people should be trusted and have the independent space to carry out innovation. I hope entire society, including the government, will continue to give us support, tolerance and encouragement.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/8 17:37:21
  • Taiwan question will eventually be solved with China's growing comprehensive strength

    The opinion war between the mainland and Taiwan, and between Beijing and Washington around the situation in the Taiwan Straits will definitely last for a long time. You can call it “war of words.” Meanwhile, some important and in-depth changes are mounting.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/7 11:43:44
  • Joseph Wu will be among the first to flee Taiwan if war breaks out despite 'picking up a weapon' rhetoric

    In an interview with a Polish media outlet, Joseph Wu, leader of the external affairs authority of Taiwan, said that he will "pick up a weapon" himself when necessary if the Chinese mainland ever attacks the island. How ridiculous.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/5 11:47:20
  • Maintaining zero-COVID policy is expensive, but abandoning it will lead to more costly consequences

    The dynamic zero-case policy is indeed costly. But if we completely open up the border and stop the epidemiological investigation and tracking down cases as the US does, the consequences will be utterly unimaginable.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/4 13:55:56
  • Govt asks public to store more daily necessities, but there is no need to misread this message

    We only need to steadily strengthen preparations for a military fight, while maintaining the normal rhythm and prosperity of economic and social life. Whether the eventual reunification is achieved via an overwhelming military fight or a peaceful end to the separation due to the desperation of the DPP authority, it will just be a historical destiny.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/2 17:58:39
  • As reunification is inevitable, most important is not timetable, but timing

    I would like to ask all the Chinese people to trust the leadership of the Party and the government in this great mission. Please trust that we are constantly moving in the right way toward the goal of national reunification.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/1 17:55:22
  • China must insist on zero-COVID policy now and here is why

    In recent days, there have been increasing voices on the internet that criticize China's strict implementation of pandemic prevention measures. Western media have collectively targeted China's zero-COVID-19 policy, slandering the sustainability of China's anti-pandemic approach. The complaints on the internet are more complicated. Many of them are about the impact on normal life, and reflect real problems. However, Western opinion really wants to "pull China down" and let China abandon its dynamic zero-COVID policy and become "as bad as them".

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/11/1 9:59:06
  • Taiwan external affairs authority's vicious attack on Global Times suggests that we are right

    The external affairs authority of Taiwan island on Friday issued a statement, fiercely accusing the Global Times (GT)' coverage on its leader Joseph Wu's visit to Europe of being "reduced to faking and lying," and claiming that the island's "diplomacy toward Europe" focuses on "underlining the shared values of democracy and freedom." It blamed the GT's criticism on Wu's behavior in Europe as "spreading fake news" and said only the "authoritarian and totalitarian" Chinese mainland can do that.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/30 19:53:15
  • The new James Bond film is nostalgia of a declining empire

    I watched the new James Bond movie last night. It is well made. But the more I watched, the more it looked like comedy. In one scene when they are about to destroy a chemical manufacturing facility located on a disputed island between Russia and Japan, the MI6 official asks whether there are any Royal Navy warships nearby. It turns out there are, and then the missile is launched. Are the British sleepwalking? The Royal Navy is now relying heavily on the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, which has been leaking frequently, to scrape a battle group up. Yet HMS Queen Elizabeth did come to show in the Asia Pacific region recently. But if it is exploited as the basis for the story, it would be too embarrassing.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/30 16:36:51
  • With poor Q3 GDP growth and epidemic failure, US is unqualified to lecture China

    The US' GDP in the third quarter grew 2 percent year-on-year, far lower than the previous forecast of 2.7 percent. The double blow of the epidemic rebound and disruption in supply chains led to this poor result.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/29 11:44:56
  • If cross-Straits war breaks out, sudden surrender of Tsai authorities is expected

    If the Taiwan question escalates so that it can only be solved through military means, the sudden surrender of Taiwan authorities who dare not fight is within everyone's expectation.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/26 19:56:40
  • How to correctly understand China's property tax pilot plan

    I suggest that Chinese people understand the country's determination and goodwill in promoting the pilot property tax. We believe our country has the ability to actively and steadily promote this major reform and achieve good macro-control effects.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/24 22:42:13
  • Pianist is detained for misdemeanor, but society should give him a face-saving chance

    Chinese renowned pianist Li Yundi was detained for soliciting a prostitute a few days ago in Beijing. He is eating the bitter fruit of his own making. He is a celebrity, and it's logical that his movements have been revealed to the public which has become an online sensation.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/23 15:23:41
  • Mr Burns, 'wolf warrior ambassador,' we await you in Beijing

    Burns represents those who would rather be a "wolf warrior" than a friendly ambassador.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/22 22:20:20
  • How anxious is US about report on China's 'hypersonic weapons'? Biden gives the answer

    I am somewhat worried about US elites of international politics. Their country is the most militarily advanced and secured country in the world, but they have acted as if the US is against the wall. The US can be said to be most neurotic in the world. The root cause is their incorrect security concept. They want the US to be absolutely safe. In that case, other countries must obey the US, or they will be struck by the US. However, this kind of absolute security does not exist in today's world.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/21 20:13:39
  • Chinese pride built on national strength as Shenzhou-13 mission reshapes world's view on China

    The three taikonauts onboard the Shenzhou-13 spaceship entered China's space station core module Tianhe on Saturday. The entire nation was watching and felt a shared sense of national pride. One after another, the country's major achievements are reshaping the feeling of being a Chinese.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/16 18:30:26
  • Abbott's real message to Taiwan: fight for yourself and do not expect substantial protection from the US and its allies

    Tony Abbott actually asked Taiwan to “stand up and die” for Western interests and to act as cannon fodder on a war that the island is destined to lose in order to win praise from the West. 

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/12 0:29:46
  • At 110th anniversary of 1911 Revolution, Taiwan authorities show betrayal

    A grand commemorative meeting marking the 110th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution is held on Saturday in Beijing. The historical mission of the revolution was to overthrow the monarchy, establish a republic and realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. And the reunification of the country is undoubtedly an indispensable part of the great rejuvenation.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/9 16:06:55
  • Questioning Chinese soldiers' sacrifice in Korean War is blasphemous toward history, will only be spurned by public

    War-epic film The Battle at Lake Changjin has aroused more public attention on the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea and the Lake Changjin battle. A few Chinese people promoted the US perspective, however, using so-called "objectivity" to counter the mainstream memory and values of Chinese society about the war. They attempted to mislead views about a Chinese company in which soldiers were frozen into "ice sculptures." Such a practice is nothing but a kind of spiritual betrayal, and it is really disgusting.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/8 12:08:53
  • Beijing's rationing electricity not an approach for the whole of China to emulate

    Beijing has proposed to suspend the city's light show and shortened the time of the city's landscape lighting at night. I believe it makes sense for Beijing to launch this initiative now, whether this is because of Beijing's power supply shortage or a response to the power shortages in Northeast China and other places.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/2 20:53:48
  • Anti-China RSF has more actors than audience in its play against China

    The French-based organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launched its Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) transparency tool designed to "identify and reward trustworthy news sources" to combat false information. This online program requires the media to first conduct a self-assessment, which involves an internal check of conformity with the "JTI Standard." Next, the results may be "voluntarily disclosed to the public." The final stage of the process is an external evaluation by a third-party to certify a media as "trustworthy news sources." The supporters of JTI are basically Western news and social organizations, including major US internet companies and the "Association of Taiwan Journalists." Chinese and Russian news organizations are not involved.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/2 20:03:38
  • Why Chinese people are more dignified than ever before

    Today's Chinese people are more dignified than ever before, and one of the important reasons is that we are not as poor as before.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/10/1 22:54:58
  • Mainland stops importing two Taiwan fruits, and DPP authority is howling

    The Chinese mainland announced on Sunday suspension of imports of cherimoya and wax apples from the island of Taiwan due to the discovery of a known pest in recent shipments. This has led to bitter complaints from some politicians on the island.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/9/20 0:08:12
  • Why US is afraid to go to war with China

    Strong military strength, especially strategic nuclear power, has made the US in deep awe of confronting China. To prevent military conflicts between China and the US, the US must retreat from provoking China's core interests.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/9/14 23:09:50
  • Excessive arrogance leads to US failure in its 20-year war on terror

    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The attacks, which killed at least 2,996 people on that very day, convulsed the US. "America Attacked" was the headline on the front page of a major American newspaper. An angry US launched the war in Afghanistan within a month and the war in Iraq a year and a half later. Before the Afghanistan War, the American public discussed the idea of using nuclear weapons in retaliation.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/9/11 13:21:26
  • What drives China-US game: Washington believes being poor is Chinese people's fate

    The truth is, even if China's GDP surpasses that of the US one day, our per capita wealth will be far less than that of the US, Europe and the entire Western world. But even so, Washington will not allow it. They believe that being poor is Chinese people's collective fate. The poverty in China is an indispensable prerequisite for the security of the US and the world.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/9/6 20:39:20
  • Japan PM contender Kishida's tough words on China merely blunt provocation from a US accessory

    Japan is a snob; it will not set itself against the stronger power. So ultimately the question is: how do we make ourselves stronger and more powerful.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/9/5 15:57:42
  • Extreme weather is a common challenge for all countries. I oppose the voices boasting about the US, Germany and Japan

    Hurricane Ida and its remnants have left at least 63 people dead, according to ABC News on Saturday. The death toll caused by floods in Central China's Henan Province stands at over 300. In mid-July, the flooding in Germany resulted in 197 deaths, and at least 300 remained missing. As the Earth gets warmer, more water has been evaporating from the oceans and then pouring down more violently. Humanity has encountered a common challenge.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/9/4 19:42:55
  • US Strategic Command general aspires to muddy the water of nuclear arsenals

    A senior US military officer said China will soon surpass Russia as top nuclear threat to the US. He wants to sow discord between Russia & China and prevent China from increasing nuclear deterrent.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/8/29 12:32:02
  • The better China is prepared for war, the more it can crush US-DPP collusion

    The USS Kidd guided missile destroyer and the USCGC Munro cutter made a transit in the Taiwan Straits on Friday, the eighth time the US has sent warships through the Taiwan Straits this year. On the same day, the PLA held multiple military exercises on both sides of the Straits.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/8/28 16:28:40
  • What does China expect from the new Afghan government?

    What can we expect most from the new Afghan government?

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/8/23 19:09:25
  • Lithuania will pay the price for making radical moves on the Taiwan question

    Lithuania is a crazy, tiny country full of geopolitical fears. Its strategy is to cling to the US as tightly as possible. Lithuania will eventually pay the price for its evil deed of breaking international rules.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/8/10 18:21:56
  • China will not abandon dynamic zero-case route, at least not for now

    China will not tolerate newly emerged infection chains, because that will only lead to disaster and bring the situation out of control. The public will not accept the change for worse, and it is not politically feasible.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/8/9 21:11:04
  • China needs to increase nuclear capacity to maintain minimum deterrence against rising US coercion

    Once China substantially strengthens its nuclear forces, its only purpose will be to deter the US.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/8/7 20:09:49
  • Chinese entrepreneurs must keep big picture in mind

    I suggest entrepreneurs learn more about China's general position and needs.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/8/3 20:28:39
  • PLA ensures China's peace, even when it doesn't fight wars

    We use the PLA every day, every moment. Let's express our sincere respect to the army, offering them all the support we can give. I wish all the soldiers and their families, especially my comrades-in-arms, a happy Army Day.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/8/1 17:55:33
  • Making an enemy of Taliban is not in the interest of China

    The situation around Afghanistan is rather complex, but China clearly knows what its national interests are. We should not create enemies for ourselves at this crunch time.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/7/19 15:43:28
  • Birthday greetings to Dalai Lama a futile attempt to show attitude to China

    For both the US and India, what they can do best is to pay lip service.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/7/7 21:25:51
  • Vitasoy's fast change in attitude shows need to cut ties with extremist HK forces

    Vitasoy released two public statements from late last night to this morning. In comparison to its internal memo released earlier, the attitude of the three documents has gradually changed, and this change obviously took place under the strong pressure of public opinion in the Chinese mainland.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/7/3 18:18:50
  • WSJ and Bloomberg reports intend to stir tension on stable China-India border

    The Wall Street Journal on Friday said that "China and India have sent tens of thousands of soldiers and advanced military equipment to their disputed border, as troop deployments in the region reach the highest level in decades." Less than a week ago, Bloomberg said India has "redirected at least 50,000 additional troops to its border" and is implementing an "offensive defense" against China, which will give Indian forces "more options to attack and seize territory in China."

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/7/3 13:08:11
  • WashPost-quoted researcher amateur to say suspected silos are for DF-41

    China must continue to strengthen its nuclear deterrence. How this is accomplished is a decision made within China's sovereign rights as a nuclear power.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/7/2 12:01:18
  • Confidence in COVID-19 vaccine faces challenge of Delta variant

    Israel, which has the highest rate of COVID-19 vaccinations, has suffered from an epidemic resurgence. This sends a strong signal that the immunity of the Pfizer vaccine and other vaccines in the face of Delta variant is facing severe tests.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/6/29 0:52:27
  • After condo collapse in Miami, will US fix crumbling accountability of officials?

    The astonishing disaster of the sudden collapse of a 12-story condo building in Miami, Florida is sad. The slow rescue work has also made those concerned about the matter anxious. Rescuers have apparently made heroic efforts, but the large pile of rubble is generally staying intact as of now. The reported casualties are 5 dead and more than 150 missing. The US' rescue capability with emergency situations is much worse than people think.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/6/27 12:13:39
  • History will give the CPC's performance the highest level of rating

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) has changed China. What would China be like today if the country was not ruled by the CPC? It must be interesting to explore the hypothesis.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/6/26 23:03:40
  • US vaccine aid to Taiwan comes with political condition: be Washington's pawn to confront mainland

    The US should send 25 million doses to the Taiwan island rather than 2.5 million. The strong political conditions attached to US' vaccine donation are: Taiwan must firmly follow Washington's lead and act as a strategic pawn to confront the mainland.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/6/20 11:30:35
  • China's socialist system leads to public's high expectations of good governance

    What difference does it make to us, the common people, that China is a socialist country? What would happen if China were now capitalist?

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/6/19 23:28:44
  • Cornerstone of China's strategic deterrence against the US: more nuclear missiles and warheads

    On this basis, we can calmly and actively manage divergences with Washington to avoid a minor incident sparking a war. US hostility toward China is burning. We must use our strength, and consequences that Washington cannot afford to bear if it takes risky moves, to keep them sober.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/27 23:39:57
  • US elites degenerate further in morality, and Fauci is one of them

    The world has really changed. Many people and things of the US that we saw as examples in the past have been gradually losing their halo, with their real mediocre quality being exposed. To be honest, I wish they can continue to be examples, but they failed to perform up to standard. Their moral and professional standards do not match their reputation

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/25 23:58:40
  • Feud with Islamic world is long-term national security challenge for US

    Societies in the Islamic world as a whole resent the US, and this is a long-term national security challenge for the US.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/17 18:49:24
  • Politics tops health in India's COVID-19 vaccine tender

    Whether or not India buys vaccines from China is a "political decision," but whether China will sell vaccines to India is not. Instead, it is about humanitarianism, and it is business.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/17 13:56:19
  • Indian media's smear of China-made oxygen concentrators is shameless

    India Today on Friday slammed China for a surge in prices while sending sub-standard oxygen concentrators to India in an “exclusive” report. The report not only criticized Chinese companies, but also directed anger against China. “It is a matter of life and death, but China is choosing to make profits at the cost of people's lives,” the report says.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/15 12:50:22
  • How to make Chinese people willing to untie the purse strings?

    The most important thing is to let people not only earn money, but also make more money.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/10 16:43:39
  • China needs to make a plan to deter extreme forces of Australia

    I suggest China make a plan to impose retaliatory punishment against Australia once it militarily interferes in the cross-Straits situation.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/7 23:35:27
  • US should be ashamed to criticize China on human rights considering its own COVID-19 death toll

    The consumption spree in China during the May Day holiday has been wonderful. It is a slap in the face of the many rumormongers slandering China. It is also a display of the competitiveness of China's approach of governance.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/4 22:19:41
  • China's public opinion no more 'nationalistic' than Western, Indian opinions

    I don't think the Chinese public hold a collective schadenfreude attitude toward the devastating epidemic in India. It is normal that some are vocal about India's China stance. It is also normal that there are opinions that may not rest comfortably with some Indians.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/4 16:23:26
  • Western-style press freedom proves to be increasingly decaying

    Today is the World Press Freedom Day. Regrettably, press freedom is entirely defined under the Western political system framework, neglecting the social reality of many developing countries. This has led to significant ideological divergence between developing countries and the West, spearheaded by the US. And, the difference is exacerbated by the West's geopolitical attacks on others. As a result, the political conditions that could help the two sides to bridge their difference have lost ground, with ideological conflicts increasingly being intensified.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/3 20:53:09
  • Bond formed through China's support for India's anti-epidemic fight overrides irrational public sentiments toward another

    China is a big country with a long history of civilization. Our national and international outlook has been tempered by thousands of years of experience. We should not be influenced by the logic of power which has been prevailing in the US and the West. When stepping up the construction of hard power, we cannot neglect the significance of “convincing people by virtue.” For China, virtue is not hypocrisy. Instead, it is our dignity and strength, which is one of the cornerstones of our international mobilization.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/5/2 22:11:24
  • Information hegemony of top EU agency regarding vaccine is despicable

    The EU External Action Service accused Chinese media of sowing disinformation to “undermine trust in Western vaccines.” The accusations are a blatant interference in press freedom and an extremely irresponsible smear on Global Times' reputation. The EEAS is not the adjudicator of morals. They need to be more humble.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/4/29 22:55:49
  • US vaccine help to India too little, too late

    Americans are particularly adept at expressing emotions. It is bizarre how belated and reluctant aid actions can be spoken about with excitement, as if they are providing timely help.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/4/26 16:24:52
  • Japan should drop illusion of military intervention in the Taiwan question

    Here I want to tell those arrogant Japanese: Do not provoke China and stop going too far, just be a “semi-colony” of the US; once something goes wrong in the Taiwan Straits, stay away or else you are asking for a beating.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/4/24 12:00:45
  • Russia a huge 'polar bear' the West can't digest

    Russia is a huge “polar bear” that the West cannot digest. This is why being repelled by the West has becomes its destiny. The attitude of the US and the West on Russia doesn't depend on what Russia's political system is.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/4/19 11:46:32
  • Fine on Alibaba serves to strengthen anti-monopoly awareness

    Chinese authorities imposed an 18.23 billion yuan ($2.78 billion) fine on e-commerce mammoth, Alibaba, for its violation of the anti-monopoly law. I've read the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR)'s administrative punishment written decision and SAMR's administrative guidelines.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/4/10 11:43:00
  • BBC's Sudworth not brave enough by 'fleeing' from the mainland to Taiwan

    BBC's Beijing correspondent John Sudworth left the Chinese mainland without notifying Chinese officials or fulfilling any departure-procedures required of a foreign resident journalist in China. He has "fled" to Taiwan and made himself the center of a breaking news. Some people in Xinjiang plan to seek legal redress against him and sue him for spreading misinformation.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/4/3 20:05:13
  • Diplomat's tweet reflects intensifying China-US friction

    The China-US and China-West conflicts have intensified. Sentiments on both sides have seen vehemence with rhetoric escalating. The words used by the US and Western politicians are constantly breaking boundaries.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/30 13:18:39
  • Chinese consumers won't pay for multinational companies' political correctness that caters to West

    The West has forced companies including H&M, Nike to politicize the Xinjiang cotton supply chain issue and pushed them to offend Chinese consumers and the market. It is inevitable that they will be punished by the market.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/25 12:39:20
  • Xinjiang's true facts shed light and support to anti-terrorist efforts

    Two years ago, I visited an internal anti-terrorism exhibition in Hotan, Xinjiang. I was really shocked to see one wall full of the headshots of public security officers who had lost their lives in anti-terrorism actions. There were also pictures of severed heads and charred bodies of the victims of terrorist attacks. Those situations should have been made public to society.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/24 14:43:39
  • China will let US know tenacity of Chinese civilization if it continues loosely mobilizing containment clique

    US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin paid a visit to India. A joint statement between US and Indian defense chiefs did not mention China. Not long ago, China and India disengaged from the Pangong Tso, and India still holds its deep strategic guard against China. On the one hand, India strengthens relations with the US, and on the other, it keeps a certain distance with the US strategic intention to suppress China. The statement released after the US-South Korea 2+2 talks did not mention China either, apparently because South Korea did not want to.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/20 23:45:11
  • China, US have good quarrel during Alaska talks

    I believe China and the US had a really good quarrel during their Alaska talks on Friday.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/20 3:28:11
  • CPC's 100-year fight against external bullying and poverty gains national pride

    The 100 years of the CPC have been a century when Chinese people took their destiny back into their own hands.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/18 14:13:39
  • Hard lesson for HK opposition: Extreme political confrontation is not in the designs of China

    In any case, extreme political confrontation is not in the designs of China. It has no place in our grand structure. Let's send these trashy ideas back to wherever they were designed and produced.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/11 23:03:00
  • Taiwan's DPP should draw lessons from HK extreme opposition forces' ending

    DPP authorities should be realistic and meet the mainland's cross-Straits policies halfway. When it is time to take a step back, the DPP should have the courage to do so instead of blindly acting tough. This will be good for Taiwan and it will also be the best for the DPP itself.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/10 21:44:41
  • Nomadland fracas a chance to test China's resilience

    I don't think her movie should be removed from the film market. As China remains open, the country should be able to tolerate divergences.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/8 14:02:58
  • Western media should investigate deaths and serious injuries related to Pfizer vaccine

    Christian Daily, a Los Angeles-based media outlet, reported on Friday that according to a whistleblower, COVID-19 vaccinations from the Pfizer shots have resulted in a significant number of deaths and serious injuries in a German nursing home. The report said, "A conscientious whistleblower, who is also a caregiver at the nursing facility where the incident happened, stepped forward to expose what transpired behind the scenes of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, a report says."

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/6 18:31:03
  • Age discrimination should be phased out in Chinese society

    Aging is a demographic trend that cannot be changed, it can only be adapted to. Every problem associated with aging is deeply embedded in our lives. We must optimistically face these adjustments. A family should not quarrel about the elderly. And our society should carry out the governance transition to the process of aging more peacefully than the West did.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/4 17:38:40
  • Foreign media timid to break Western stereotype, explain complexity of China

    China has been pinned increasingly more labels by Western world, which shaped the West's perception of China. Intentionally or unintentionally, some Western journalists in China have been supporting such trend.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/3/2 20:23:51
  • China won't compromise its people's core interests over Western slanders

    Recently, some malicious Western forces have repeatedly attacked China over its way of governance in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. They have even deceived United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. I have to ask them some common sense questions.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/27 16:12:09
  • Galwan video shows rotten extremes of Indian nationalism

    The video is solid evidence that the Indian army was destroying peace on the border area and trying to change the status quo there.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/24 15:11:39
  • US media outlets should stop being morally narcissistic

    We have at least seen clearly the how the US media outlets put political stance before the facts and how they are politically selective in their so-called objective reporting.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/23 10:58:39
  • Tom Cotton belongs in 'ash heap of history'

    Republican Senator Tom Cotton issued a very arrogant report titled "Beat China: Targeted Decoupling and the Economic Long War," clamoring for a complete decoupling with China and to "beat this evil empire and consign the Chinese Communists ... to the ash heap of history." He also said that the China-US fight was a "protracted twilight struggle that will determine the fate of the world."

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/21 0:17:48
  • China's strength to self-correct evident as Texas freezes and blacks out

    What is happening there has undoubtedly shown that the US is an ordinary country with serious shortcomings.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/18 11:53:39
  • Whether China plays 'rare-earth card', there will be no winner in China-US decoupling

    The Financial Times' report has hyped the confrontational atmosphere between China and the US, which is welcomed by some Western media outlets. I believe that China and the US have not yet come to a full-scale confrontation which requires China to launch a "rare-earth war" against the US regardless of its efficiency.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/17 20:42:16
  • Exposing the hysterical, insane British politician trying to thwart the Beijing Winter Olympics

    Today, I'd like to expose the ugly face of a British politician who behaves hysterically and insanely.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/15 22:00:47
  • As urbanization keeps momentum, housing prices in China may stay elevated

    I'd like to talk about housing prices today. First, we have to admit that there is no unified housing price in China.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/15 18:04:31
  • The Year of the Ox off to great start, sets tone for outstanding performance in landmark CPC centennial

    Staying put to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, I'm pleasantly surprised that it is bustling with noise and excitement everywhere: Box-office records were set on the first day, tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City and Fragrant Hills Park were packed to their full capacity, and express delivery volume across the country was twice that of the normal time. Consumption can hardly be held back during this grand Chinese festival. No wonder the world is so envious. Across the Pacific Ocean, the US has seen more than 100,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and at least 3, 000 new deaths in the most recent day. Meanwhile, China has got back to zero new confirmed cases.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/13 15:13:57
  • Xi, Biden phone call sign of mutual respect

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden held a phone call on Thursday morning Beijing Time. The choice to talk on the eve of the Spring Festival is indicative of the goodwill and respect that Biden shows to Xi and China.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/11 12:26:39
  • Free speech cannot be allowed to jeopardize China's governance

    People often said I am too idealistic because this cannot be achieved. But I'd like to say that during China's rejuvenation process, we must make historic explorations and do things that other countries cannot. To make article 1 and article 35 of the Constitution fully coordinated will be one of the most important indicators of China's success.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/9 22:08:15
  • Heroic spirit still needed for CPC members today

    Today, the CPC members are doing a tough job. China is walking on a bumpy road with the utmost of pressure. We should focus our attention on our work and try not to be detached from work due to individual anxieties.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/8 21:50:34
  • Biden administration should bring the US' China policy back down to pragmatic ground

    If the Biden administration really wants to handle the US' domestic affairs well first, maybe their only option is to reduce the current tension between China and the US and ease the two countries' conflicts.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/6 17:28:39
  • Biden will compete from a position of strength, as will China

    I have a few opinions about US President Joe Biden's foreign policy speech.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/5 16:33:47
  • China's nuclear power must be boosted no matter where China-US ties head

    China announced that it successfully conducted a land-based, mid-course antiballistic missile (ABM) technical test on Thursday within its border. I believe this test has come at a very timely manner. Brilliant!

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/5 14:54:02
  • Forces who want to break apart China are daydreaming

    There are always certain forces outside of China and a handful of dissidents within China who believe that China is just superficially stable. In their minds, China is so fragile that even a small-scale conflict or protest will trigger a domino effect—and this will lead to the collapse of the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s leadership. Such understanding of China is too shallow: They think China is a forced compound like some historical European empires.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/5 13:20:26
  • China's prospect bright as CPC celebrates centennial

    A China with booming development is not made up of abstract data, but improvements in numerous people's lives. In the future, we will have better medical care, better pensions, more guaranteed paid vacations, more secure and high-quality lives, and a better ecological environment. I have witnessed epoch-making changes. I wish and believe today's young generation will experience greater and more important vicissitudes in China's future.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/4 19:53:39
  • China-US competition is about the right to development

    When Trump left the White House, all relevant assessments of China's development were better than when he entered the White House on the first day. In this sense, he deserved the nickname “Chuan Jianguo.”

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/2/3 14:53:40
  • Should China copy US stimulus plan to hand out cash to everybody?

    A few days ago, I said on social networks that if our country hands out money to everybody, it means it doesn't send out money at all. I oppose such a national stimulus plan during the epidemic. I encountered some objections online.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/30 20:51:43
  • EU naive to believe US will be fair with vaccine distribution

    Regardless of whether Europeans use Chinese vaccines, it is evident that Chinese vaccines have played an important role to protect their interests.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/27 11:43:40
  • Pandemic fight calls for Western elites to drop absurd arrogance toward China

    Some Western elites refused to recognize China's anti-virus victory but created false narratives. They are narrow-minded and biased. How can Western societies face up to their own problems misled by such an elite group?

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/22 19:38:39
  • American democracy in desperate need of reinforcement at home

    The "serial explosions" of confused values in the US proves that the rear of US diplomacy is now in chaos. The US Embassy in China should look back and declare to "stand with the American people." Your democracy at home is in desperate need of reinforcements, and there is no better place for you to speak out today.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/19 20:18:00
  • Correcting misleading information by Western media on Chinese vaccines responsible measure in global pandemic fight

    The Global Times yesterday criticized major US and UK media outlets for downplaying the deaths of 23 elderly Norwegian people after receiving a Pfizer vaccine, while hyping up any unfavorable information about Chinese vaccines. After the editorial went online, some public intellectuals in China became very angry, attacking the Global Times and me for being "anti-science.” They said that I'm praising Chinese vaccines in a nationalistic manner and disparaging Pfizer vaccines. They also stressed the importance of building Chinese people's trust in Pfizer vaccines.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/16 22:14:01
  • History will remember China's achievements and US' shames in COVID-19 battle

    China has had no COVID-19 death cases for several months, which is good. But it is still a tough battle to control the coronavirus from spreading and to prevent the COVID-19 resurgence on a large scale.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/13 17:47:27
  • US hard to dress itself as a global beacon of democracy again

    Chinese people should never learn from the US in this regard. We must constantly improve and strengthen our independent judgment.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/11 22:18:05
  • Is US entering an ideological 'Civil War'?

    US' battle to ban Trump's social media accounts may become its “Civil War” in ideology. This battle will have a profound impact. The foundations of the US system are shaking in controversy: GT editor-in-chief Hu Xijin

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/9 17:26:05
  • Twitter's suspension of Trump's account shows freedom of speech has boundaries in every society

    The banning of the US president's social media account for “risks of further incitement of violence” shows that freedom of speech does indeed have boundaries in every society, and humans are not capable of regulating freedom of speech in its full sense. This is a pity, but it's also a reality.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/9 12:23:39
  • Chinese vaccines a banner of fairness and justice despite West's unfair scrutiny

    Tao Lina, a former employee of Shanghai center for disease prevention and control, recently published a post on Chinese social media Sina Weibo, criticizing the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine's user guide for not being rigorous enough, saying it might make its vaccine look like the most unsafe in the world and lead to misunderstandings. The post soon made some foreign media outlets and anti-Chinese vaccine forces feel like they'd hit the jackpot. They spared no effort to hype up the rhetoric that Chinese vaccines are "the most unsafe in the world."

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/8 18:36:23
  • US system may be too weak to quickly restore loyalty to constitution

    We condemn all unlawful violence. We condemn all those who glorify violence for political purposes.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/7 16:40:12
  • Strong yuan indicates China's resilience amid turbulent Sino-US ties

    The perspective of yuan is just one of the indicators for us to understand the time during turbulent Sino-US relations. It does send a clear message about China's resilience.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/6 12:16:10
  • Domestic vaccines boost Chinese society's confidence in local pharma

    The biopharmaceutical industry in China has developed rapidly in recent years. The whole industry needs to speed up to mature comprehensively to serve the people of this country and also make contributions to the world.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/4 14:22:44
  • China must be sober-minded to counter West's attacks on human rights

    As 2021 begins, Chinese society is elated with success and full of ambition. COVID-19 outbreaks in several areas did not affect the mood of the country in ushering in the new year. My colleagues and I continue to guard the country's ideological beacon tower. It is rather quiet, but that quietness also reflected the firmness of the country's shield and the enormous excitement of domestic festivities.

    By Hu Xijin | 2021/1/3 0:39:57
  • Free COVID-19 vaccination in China requires cooperative efforts from all sectors

    At Thursday's media briefing, Chinese health officials mentioned the price of vaccines. The price will depend on the scale of use, and the premise is that it would eventually offer free access to the vaccines. The policy is still yet to be clarified.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/31 17:31:24
  • A recap of top 10 anti-virus news events in the daunting year of 2020 as we head into 2021

    The year of 2020 has been full of distress, unexpected events and struggles. Bu it is coming to an end. Humanity's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has been fought throughout the year. The fateful year of 2020 is bound to be remembered by history. Let me recall the top 10 anti-virus news events of this daunting year.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/31 14:58:16
  • West fools and ruthlessly exploits so-called 'citizen journalist' Zhang Zhan

    Why was Zhang the only one sentenced to 4-year imprisonment for picking quarrels and provoking trouble? I hope she can get out of what the Western ideology instilled in her mind. I hope she can reexamine herself with a clear-head on the grounds of the national laws.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/29 22:24:00
  • How Alibaba probe can promote harmony among enterprises, entrepreneurs and Chinese society?

    China has launched an anti-monopoly investigation against Alibaba, which triggered a varying degree of speculation as anti-monopoly is not an area that China was familiar with in the past. I think there may be inevitably a certain level of speculation, but it shouldn't be encouraged.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/26 21:02:12
  • Mao's legacy foundation for China's rejuvenation

    Saturday marks the 127th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong, one of the great men of the last century. The Chinese people miss the late Chinese leader deeply. Mao participated in the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and led the CPC and the Chinese people to establish People's Republic of China, laying a solid political foundation for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. As time passes, his remarkable achievements have taken on more extraordinary historical significance.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/26 14:39:34
  • China-Russia joint aerial strategic patrol sends signal to region

    As long as China and Russia strategically support each other, the alliance game played by the US will be like petty tricks. The desire of the US to crush China and Russia is pure wishful thinking.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/23 11:43:40
  • Sweden govt should ponder what led country to nightmare

    The Swedish government should reflect on how it has led its country into this nightmare.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/21 14:23:39
  • Chinese and Westerners share more common values than they realize

    In the article I wrote last week, I mentioned that there are no serious conflicts over values between China and the West. The two sides share comprehensive common values, including democracy, freedom and rule of law.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/19 14:06:41
  • E. Asia's pandemic fight shouldn't be misled by West assessment

    Western public opinion deliberately framed South Korea's and Japan's anti-pandemic way against China's. East Asian societies mustn't be affected. They shouldn't become reluctant to eliminate COVID-19, otherwise they will pay the price.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/17 12:33:40
  • Why China's domestically produced vaccines gain more trust

    I have more trust in China's vaccines. It's not because of patriotism. I really think China-produced vaccines are less risky and more reliable.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/14 14:33:40
  • Finding balance and new dynamics in China's socialist market economy

    A deviation from this national interest and balance will foster an unsustainable state in the long run. I have lived both under the system and in the market. At this same time, I have been observing and feeling the weaving of Chinese and foreign threads. I have also witnessed the frictions of both interests.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/13 16:08:41
  • If HK civil servants don't follow this rule, they will be dismissed or ordered to retire early

    All civil servants of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will take an oath pledging their allegiance to Hong Kong and the Basic Law. This step is necessary and timely fundamentally improve Hong Kong's situation

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/12 13:08:40
  • China fully prepared, including militarily, for any final Trump madness

    We must resolutely combat the arrogance of Trump's team at every turn. China is bound to win and the Trump administration will leave office disgracefully.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/12/6 13:48:40
  • Australia is turning itself into a Western hatchet man

    Morrison should kneel down on the ground, slap himself in the face, and kowtow to apologize to Afghans – all these should be done in a live telecast.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/30 19:18:40
  • Will assassination of Fakhrizadeh open a Pandora's box?

    Now, Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated, and Iran believes Israel is responsible. Has a “Pandora's box” been opened again? Will the world return to the era of using terrorism to realize major national interests? Such regression is despicable and no one will come out as a winner.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/28 15:41:50
  • Hope Morrison govt will talk the talk, and walk the walk

    Chinese people do not expect the Morrison administration to truly reflect on their policy of acting as the US' auxiliary police. However, we hope that they can learn the necessary lessons, adopt more realistic policies and revise their previous behavior toward China. No matter how sincere Morrison's latest statement is, hopefully that it can be reflected in Australia's actions. Only then can China-Australia relations be improved.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/24 20:30:19
  • Biden transition faces rocky road while China marches on

    Trump reportedly is ready to begin the formal transition process. This indicates that the US will commence to “correct” its policies of the past four years. The US tends to achieve a kind of balance by dramatic swing and confrontations. By contrast, continuity is the greatest strength of the Chinese political system.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/24 16:18:40
  • See how Chinese dissidents suck their homeland's blood like parasites

    As long as China develops, every Chinese can enjoy the benefits, including those who try to sabotage the country through political confrontation both at home and abroad.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/21 20:31:16
  • China is balancing setbacks yet standing straight up

    China, as the world's No.2 economy, is doing quite well balancing its “setbacks” and managing to “stand tall.” The proof of this assertion is: by strategically forging ahead, China has managed to keep growing stronger.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/19 19:54:02
  • US should heed Kissinger's warning

    I hope the US will heed Kissinger's warning.There is no need for us to be afraid of any provocation. China has abundant power to let nature take its course.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/17 19:43:40
  • US pursues decoupling while China chooses integration

    The completion of the RCEP agreement has made many Americans and Europeans nervous.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/16 18:43:39
  • US election is not a joke, some snooty US elites are

    The US election is not laughable. But what is laughable are the Americans who said so and some Chinese public intellectuals who follow these Americans.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/12 16:26:40
  • Pompeo's inglorious days as state secretary nearly over…get ready to go…

    Pompeo is tampering with the DNA of human diplomacy and has insulted and offended the world's diplomats by showing a bad example of his own.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/11 16:33:42
  • Lithuania needs to behave on Taiwan question

    In other words, Vilnius: Please behave yourself.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/11 11:23:40
  • Politics, pursuit of profits deeply involved in COVID-19 vaccine R&D

    I am very worried that politics and excessive pursuit of profit are very much involved in these announcements surrounding vaccines.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/10 16:13:40
  • US leadership change can hardly bridge social divide

    The leadership change is more like a release of US social anxiety. Can the leadership change play a role in correction? It is very hard to judge. Few believe US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will make contribution to bridging the social divisions.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/7 18:23:40
  • US elections attract few Chinese fans

    The mainstream view of today's Chinese people is that China and the US are two major countries under completely different conditions. They should each go their own way.

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/5 21:28:10
  • Can US and China learn from each other?

    The US looks "totally messed up", but it may still be "functioning normally". It is a sample of how resilient a country can be to "turbulence".

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/11/1 23:55:07
  • Bottom line of US attitude toward China can only be shaped by ourselves

    The question I have been asked most these days is: Who will win the US presidential election, Donald Trump or Joe Biden?

    By Hu Xijin | 2020/10/31 11:07:42