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.
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  • Coexisting and cooperating with China is the only choice for the US

    China has to make the US political elites recognize that it is futile to deal with China in the same way as it historically dealt with the Soviet Union and other major powers in history.

    By Hu Xijin | 2024/2/21 16:21:06
  • Regular patrols send warning to provocations by Taiwan authorities

    The mainland's regular patrols in the Xiamen-Kinmen waters serve as a warning to Taiwan authorities. Apart from making empty threats, they simply do not have the capital to cause trouble in the Taiwan Straits. The mainland's counteract capability is overwhelming, and every time there is friction and conflict, Taiwan's only ultimate choice is to retreat.

    By Hu Xijin | 2024/2/20 20:55:19
  • How war will evolve after Ukraine's Avdiivka withdrawal

    The retreat of the Ukrainian army from Avdiivka occurred when Joe Biden's request for approval of the foreign aid bill was obstructed by the Republican Party in Congress. Western support has become unreliable, and this impression has gradually spread in the overall situation of the Ukrainian war, weakening the confidence and long-term expectations of Kiev and boosting Russia's morale.

    By Hu Xijin | 2024/2/18 0:49:47
  • Sparkling box office for Spring Festival films indicates tremendous potential for movie consumption in Chinese society

    The higher box office of this year's Spring Festival holidays compared to last year's reflects the strong potential for movie consumption in Chinese society. I am delighted by the comprehensive recovery of the Chinese film market. The next step is to produce world-class masterpieces and promote the collective advancement of Chinese films on the global stage, wrote Hu Xijin.

    By Hu Xijin | 2024/2/16 11:45:46
  • Harassing Chinese students US self-inflicted damage

    China must further improve its economy and continuously expand its market size. This is the fundamental tool for us to counter the anti-China policies and actions of the US. In the long run, our market expansion must be faster than that of the US. This will be most detrimental to the radical political elites in the US. Strong development and market expansion speed will be the decisive factors in the comprehensive competition between China and the US.

    By Hu Xijin | 2024/1/31 1:10:28
  • What messages China's 5.2% growth has revealed

    The economy is indeed crucial, as everything in the country begins with it. It is key to improving people's livelihoods, promoting social equity, strengthening the ability to safeguard national security and expanding China's international influence, since they all need to be achieved based on the simultaneous increase of the scale and quality of the economy.

    By Hu Xijin | 2024/1/17 20:33:18
  • How close or far are secret agents, spies from our reality?

    The first contemporary serialized comic on the subject of national security went online on Sunday. The mysterious actions of China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) have recently been partially unveiled through blockbuster articles and novel cartoons, generating significant public interest.

    By Hu Xijin | 2024/1/7 23:25:36
  • The fundamental way to ensure peace and stability in the Red Sea is to achieve a permanent cease-fire in Gaza

    After all, it is not a bad thing for everyone that the Red Sea is safe. The fundamental way to ensure peace and stability in the Red Sea is to achieve a permanent cease-fire in Gaza and truly promote the political settlement of the Palestine-Israel issue.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/12/20 21:32:58
  • Upholding reform and opening-up amid changing intl situation

    Now is the most difficult time for external forces to infiltrate and disrupt China. The continuous consolidation of consensus in Chinese society has created favorable conditions for bold reforms and high-quality opening-up.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/12/19 18:02:02
  • Efforts needed to reduce confrontation between China and Europe

    There is undoubtedly plenty of room for cooperation between China and the EU. No matter what, there won't be the same level of tension between the two sides as there is between China and the US.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/12/8 1:55:51
  • We cannot expect a US rating agency to instill confidence in China

    The downgrade of a country's sovereign credit rating or outlook by a rating agency is often likened to a reduction in credit card limits. Such downgrades can potentially increase the cost of international financing for the affected country. However, the impact of a single credit rating downgrade is limited, and the future of China's international financing will be determined by various factors. We do not need to be overly fixated on Moody's downgrade.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/12/6 1:29:49
  • US escalates South China Sea provocation, demonstrating cheap muscle-flexing

    The statement released by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Southern Theater Command this morning stated that the USS Gabrielle Giffords littoral combat ship illegally intruded into the waters near Ren'ai Reef in China's Nansha Islands. The Southern Theater Command organized naval forces to track and monitor the ship and stated that the command is maintaining a high level of alertness.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/12/4 12:15:40
  • China must accelerate developing itself in face of AUKUS' weaponization of AI

    After the meeting of defense ministers from the US, the UK and Australia, or AUKUS, held on Friday, they announced an "ambitious" high-tech cooperation plan, which was widely interpreted as dealing with Chinese targets in space and the Chinese submarines in the Pacific. Apparently, they are trying to contain China whose military power is rapidly growing.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/12/3 21:48:24
  • China maintains principle of noninterference, hopes for Myanmar peace

    China's proposition conveys goodwill and sincerity. China and Myanmar share a "Paukphaw" friendship. We hope for the best for Myanmar and will never push Myanmar onto the wrong path.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/29 3:04:53
  • To revitalize economy, Milei needs China

    Will the newly elected president, Javier Milei, known as "Argentina's Trump," stop his country's engagement with China? I want to say that it is a fantasy. Many "grand promises" in Western-style elections should not be taken seriously.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/22 22:38:49
  • Chinese society should have open mind on stable relations with Japan

    Today and in the future, China's approach toward Japan needs to have a new dimension, one that serves China's current and future national interests.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/18 1:16:58
  • Assessing the achievements and changes following China-US summit in San Francisco

    It is worth noting that the meeting created a positive atmosphere, which is of special significance at a time when mutual suspicion deepens in China-US relations and people-to-people exchanges wane.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/16 17:49:06
  • What does the world strongly anticipate from the China-US summit in San Francisco?

    Promoting stability in the China-US relationship will bring strategic certainty and constructive development for the well-being of both countries, which is inherently positive. Those who attempt to distort this positive development into something negative will find it difficult to convince the public.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/15 21:44:44
  • Anticipation building ahead of China-US San Francisco summit

    Since the US has continued to increase pressure on China in the past year or even longer but failed, it has sensed that China will never give in in matters of principle. As the US pushes harder, the stakes become higher. Washington already has a real need to stabilize China-US relations.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/11 12:49:55
  • Australia's diplomatic journey: from hostility toward China to repairing the relationship

    Australia is the first US ally to make a clear change in its attitude toward China after a fierce conflict with China since the US defined China as its No.1 strategic competitor.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/7 14:22:40
  • US elites' efforts to ossify Chinese society will fail

    The most important thing in the struggle against the US is to figure out where the main battlefield is so that the US elites' attempt to ossify Chinese society will fail completely. I suggest that Chinese people use the reality of our society's vitality and vigor to hit Washington hard in its face and send those US extreme elites who arrogantly want to fight a "new cold war" with China into despair.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/4 0:58:49
  • Communication with US to prevent miscalculation is critical, while China reserves the right to build a strong nuclear arsenal

    For China, nuclear weapons are only a strategic tool used to rule out the possibility of nuclear strikes or blackmail against China by external forces. All of China's national defense and security plans, including the use of force as a last resort to resolve the Taiwan question, are designed at the level of conventional weapons.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/2 17:29:45
  • China upholds true justice when it comes to Israel-Palestine conflict

    China has the ability to defend its core interests, but expanding its interests requires great wisdom. We also need to further enhance our own strength, which is the most fundamental thing. Being more powerful is equivalent to taking a step further in our strategic thinking. We will have a clearer understanding of the logic of the world's operation and find a more effective route to safeguard our security in line with global changes.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/11/2 0:39:26
  • Israel risks losing world's sympathy amid brutal retaliation in Gaza

    The fact is, the brutal retaliatory actions of the Israel Defense Forces are generating increasing global antipathy. Israel is depleting the world's sympathy for it, and morally, it is transforming itself from a victim into one of the world's most brutal inflicters.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/27 2:22:04
  • China's nuclear arsenal must be strong enough to deter any potential US nuclear blackmail

    Bloomberg's article is trying to deceive the Chinese people, which is wishful thinking. Let us all be fully awake and continuously achieve comprehensive development under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. We need to not only become stronger militarily but also continue to create remarkable achievements in globally striking economic and social development.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/24 20:55:48
  • The US' bottomless siding with Israel is in isolation

    On October 18, the US vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict, but the draft resolution and the veto are very informative and telling.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/19 16:09:15
  • China invites all countries to join in global development, while the US supports two wars

    A bright future cannot be achieved through fighting alone; it must be built through cooperation, just like the principles advocated by the BRI. China has sufficient military strength to defend itself, and our development path aligns with the aspirations of countries around the world. The return to the path instigated by the US will surely become narrower in the course of time, while the future path pioneered by China will only become wider.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/18 22:27:09
  • ICC in The Hague must bring the perpetrators of the Gaza hospital bombing to justice

    The airstrike this time resulted in 500 deaths. The international investigation must not be neglected, and the perpetrators of this grave massacre must be brought to justice. Let Israel present all their arguments to the International Court of Justice. If such investigation and eventual punishment are obstructed and cannot proceed, then the West should never again speak of "justice" to the world. The ICC in The Hague may as well be dismantled and its bricks and stones used to build a tomb for justice.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/18 20:25:55
  • BRI may eventually become a watershed in international political thinking

    As China becomes stronger, there will be more and more successful cases of the BRI, making it increasingly attractive. It will eventually leave a profound mark on the 21st century.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/16 23:23:46
  • An Israeli ground attack on Gaza is imminent, how will both sides fight?

    When will Israel launch a ground attack on Gaza? How will the next battle be fought? Will there be a modern "massacre"?

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/12 20:34:22
  • Blindly supporting one's enemy's enemy is narrow-minded

    However, I want to remind the public opinion field that as China has developed to this day and needs to expand its national interests globally, the line of thinking that the enemy of our enemy is our friend has become too narrow-minded, and we must be able to think and consider more complex issues from a broader perspective. This is not a requirement for every individual, but influential internet celebrities should establish this awareness, and the Chinese internet public opinion field as a whole should also expand its horizons in this way.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/11 22:55:27
  • Philippines' denial statement reveals its bluff as well as feebleness

    The Philippines does not have the capability to truly confront China, so as long as the Chinese side remains resolute and responds firmly to their provocations by blocking their ships' routes or even colliding with vessels if necessary, the Philippine side will definitely have cold feet. They do not have the courage to escalate the friction into a real military conflict and can only howl after suffering losses or refuse to take responsibility for what has happened, as we can see from this incident.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/10 23:23:51
  • Multiple consulate incidents become a stain on US diplomacy

    The incident that a man drove into the lobby of the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on Monday is very disturbing. The driver was shot by local police and later died at the hospital.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/10 19:17:19
  • Israel should follow the trend and implement the two-state solution

    Hamas' recent attacks on Israel have targeted civilians in many places, and they have also taken many Israeli civilians as hostages. Such actions cannot be supported by the international community, and currently, only Iran openly congratulates Hamas on its surprise attack.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/9 18:35:48
  • Israel suffers great losses as Hamas secretly strikes

    During the Donald Trump era, the US shifted from mediating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a more explicit tilt toward Israel. The Palestinians are a vulnerable group in the international community, and their grievances and anger are much greater than those of the powerful Israelis.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/8 12:19:31
  • US Senate delegation, the group most sensitive to geopolitics, visits China

    Chinese people have a strong belief in making breakthroughs by "doing their own things well," while the US hopes to achieve perpetual hegemony by "bringing down the opponent." This is a competition between relying on oneself to do well and hoping for one's opponent to collapse. Isn't it obvious who has the stronger strategic initiative?

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/10/7 22:20:40
  • Evergrande's Xu case should be viewed rationally

    Due to suspected illegal activities, Xu Jiayin, board chairman of China Evergrande Group, has been placed under mandatory measures by local authorities. Upon hearing this news, my initial reaction was, what will happen to those who have purchased Evergrande properties? This is probably the biggest question for many people. I strongly hope and believe that the actions taken by various regions to ensure the delivery of housing projects will not be affected by Xu's personal fate. Minimizing the losses for homebuyers should be the primary consideration in handling the Evergrande case.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/29 14:19:24
  • Enhancing strength, achieving peaceful rise is the path China should pursue

    Let us have enough power to deter the US, and at the same time have enough patience to engage in complex games and exchanges with the US. We must maintain a complex relationship that is difficult to define, use our strategic initiative to guide China-US relations, and prevent both sides from moving in the direction of being enemies. I believe that doing this well is the great strategy and great wisdom of the Chinese nation.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/23 1:07:23
  • US loses first round in attempts to curb China's tech progress; change of course a better option

    A crucial crossroads has been reached. If the US forces China to achieve complete independence in the semiconductor industry, it will have no further cards to play in blocking China's progress. Moreover, the technological landscape of the world will undergo a rewrite. China now possesses the capital, and we will continue to progress no matter what. It is now the US' turn to make a choice: continue gambling or change course and resume cooperation?

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/21 2:12:27
  • The more US radical politicians try to suppress China's companies, the more they will stimulate Chinese creativity

    Ten Republican lawmakers jointly sent a letter dated Thursday to Alan Estevez, undersecretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, exerting pressure and presenting seven demands. These demands include the establishment of a new agency dedicated to controlling the export of American technology to China, imposing “full blocking sanctions” on both Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Huawei, and placing all their subsidiary companies on the Entity List.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/16 13:10:00
  • Putin-Kim meeting at Vostochny Cosmodrome: Does Putin use strategic nuclear capabilities with a 'new approach'?

    The meeting at the Vostochny Cosmodrome demonstrates a new way of thinking about Russia's use of strategic capabilities. What I am worried about is that as the confrontation continues to develop toward the extreme, all kinds of unexpected imaginations and practices may be forced out.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/14 21:37:01
  • Japan's appointment of a de facto defense attaché in Taiwan is strategic malice and provocation

    China needs to be prepared for Japan's long-term strategic malice and "salami-slicing" provocations.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/13 19:29:22
  • The declining UK uses a self-staged 'Chinese spy' farce to gain attention

    Chinese society must be more rational and self-confident than the nervous British Parliament and the geopolitically addicted US Congress. While they continue to scream like apes, we are like a swift boat that has already sailed through thousands of hills.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/12 19:45:13
  • China and Vietnam have ability to promote ties amid US courtship with Hanoi

    Let us engage patiently with this southern neighbor as it seeks to maximize its interests in the strategic competition between China and the US.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/11 21:05:54
  • Has India's official name been changed to 'Bharat'? What's the story behind this?

    India has always had two names: "India" in English and "Bharat" in Hindi and several other languages.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/10 21:33:49
  • Neither Huawei nor Chinese people need to be intimidated by US lawmakers' threat of new sanctions

    US lawmakers have always been the most radical anti-China force, so how can we be intimidated by a few clamors from them?

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/8 17:11:00
  • Not only Huawei, but the whole Chinese industrial chain should overcome US sanctions

    The Mate 60 Pro is not only a 5G phone but also the world's first mass-market smartphone with satellite calling capabilities.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/9/4 23:11:14
  • The US sanctions have forced Huawei to become even stronger

    I hope that US semiconductor companies can be more realistic and truly use their influence to push Washington to lift sanctions or significantly reduce export restrictions on China. Only then will they have the opportunity to continue competing with Huawei in the Chinese market.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/30 22:30:08
  • The sanctions used by America will only make China more mature

    China and the US will establish a new communication channel between their commerce authorities, according to a statement released by China's Ministry Commerce. The two sides also agreed to form a working group.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/29 19:48:20
  • Nationwide evasion of military conscription in Ukraine shows plummeting morale

    Life is the most precious thing, and any slogan or "just cause" that opposes it needs to be closely scrutinized. Young Russians and Ukrainians should not continue to die in a war where each side believes in their own sense of justice and where it seems increasingly unlikely that either side can achieve absolute victory.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/24 2:11:35
  • Don't underestimate Russia due to its Luna-25 mission failure

    We must urgently address our shortcomings while maintaining a strategic and stable approach to great power competition. We must always strengthen our own power and use it to shape our overall initiative.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/20 23:52:14
  • If US sees China as No.1 competitor, China must have the power to match the label

    The Taiwan question is China's internal affair, and China will strive to achieve reunification by peaceful means, but if the forces of Taiwan independence get carried away then we will have to resort to force.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/17 21:10:35
  • Annihilation awaits Pakistani extremist forces rampantly attacking Chinese personnel

    The security of Chinese personnel in Pakistan is highly valued by the Pakistani government. Those who dare to attack Chinese personnel will be eradicated.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/14 0:36:05
  • US' ban on high-tech investment cannot stifle China's high-tech development

    We must see that the US is on the offensive, but its offensive is becoming weaker and weaker, and it is always hesitant with each step. What is presented to China are difficulties and risks, but also the dawn of victory.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/11 0:45:38
  • Politics is sensitive to every kind of art, even graffiti

    If the mainstream population in the Western world does not harbor any particular bias, they should be able to maintain an open attitude toward China's core socialist values.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/8 13:18:39
  • China warns against Filipino Ren'ai Reef provocation with water cannons; US offers support with empty promises

    If the Philippines takes new major actions in the Ren'ai Reef issue and creates a crisis, I believe it is not impossible for China to decisively remove the stranded warship and drag it away from its current position, letting it sink into the sea on its own.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/7 19:37:57
  • Balancing development and security: China's counter-espionage is tough but imperative

    China is now facing increasingly severe and complex situation in preventing espionage activities. The task of counter-espionage in China is destined to become increasingly heavy. China cannot and will not close its doors for the sake of security.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/8/2 20:13:17
  • How to enhance public trust through effective communication tested following Qiqihar school stadium roof collapse

    It is also anticipated that officials around the country will think about how to better engage with the people and win their trust amid devastating events, and how they can better serve the public and promote social cohesion during such difficult times.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/7/24 17:26:12
  • Erosion of competitiveness makes it hard for US to repeat Cold War policy toward China

    Today's America and the West are not facing the same geopolitical challenges as the Soviet Union posed to them back then. Their problem lies in the erosion of their competitiveness.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/7/21 22:02:46
  • How China can transform from passive to active amid US chip curbs

    Although the chip industry is highly advanced, if there is one country that can win this counterattack, it is China.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/7/18 21:59:54
  • China's growth in Q2 less than expected, but future still looks bright

    Our economy has not achieved the strong rebound that people expected after the pandemic, but China is on the path to recovery. As long as China addresses the issues that must be resolved and makes the necessary efforts, we will not only be able to meet the targets set for the entire year but also continue to outperform the world's major economies.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/7/17 18:09:30
  • Indo-Pacific not North Atlantic, Macron asserts in defiance of Washington

    If the Tokyo office is established, it could open a "Pandora's box." Macron's strong opposition will be secretly applauded by many European countries and will create overt moral deterrence. Time will prove whether the US' hegemonic power in the West and the pragmatism represented by Stoltenberg can ultimately topple and tear apart the "banner of justice" raised by Macron.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/7/14 0:56:16
  • A disgusting performance for US to use NATO to confront China

    While responding seriously to the expansion of NATO in the Asia-Pacific region, we must maintain strategic composure, and accurately assess the actual impact of each NATO action.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/7/13 0:43:34
  • China's struggle with US aims to encourage cooperation

    Our best approach is to maintain the overall situation of safe and peaceful exchanges between China and the US through both struggle and cooperation, and to gradually change the overall balance of power between China and the US with our continuous development momentum. This can be achieved as China is a nuclear power; our conventional military power is constantly expanding, and our development potential is greater than that of the US.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/7/12 1:02:46
  • How China should treat Yellen's moderate remarks on bilateral ties

    US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrapped up her China visit on Sunday. During a press conference, she said something the Chinese side often says, "The world is big enough for both of our countries to thrive."

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/7/9 20:41:28
  • China will not be another Soviet Union, but forge its own path

    As China is not the Soviet Union, the US will certainly miscalculate if it treats China as the Soviet Union. It will mess itself up, and its China policy will yield minimal results.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/6/29 17:15:33
  • Putin's response to Wagner incident shows he has many options left

    Putin's capacity to handle the Wagner incident so quickly and seemingly without difficulty shows that he still has a wealth of political options available to him. The West has deliberately underestimated the Kremlin's capacity to handle complicated circumstances.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/6/27 21:22:28
  • What scenarios will Wagner rebellion lead to?

    It can be said that there is no tradition of armed rebellion in Russia, and this time Yevgeny Prigozhin, chief of Russia's private mercenary group Wagner, launched an armed rebellion. It was a very sudden and rare case.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/6/24 21:51:41
  • China should attach more importance to partnership with Europe

    "The West" is more of a cultural and ideological concept. However, in terms of geopolitics, it is not a monolithic entity. Europe is our partner, and although there are various frictions and misunderstandings, we must not waver in this strategic decision.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/6/20 21:16:16
  • New China-US cold war not an inevitable destiny

    The US is struggling to engage in decoupling both domestically and internationally, and to provoke a war would be an even higher political risk for it.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/6/20 20:19:21
  • No need to care too much about S.Korea's criticism of Chinese ambassador

    South Koreans are very sensitive, so Seoul should be respected, but their opportunism is also strong, so they should not be indulged. Yoon's thinking and values determine that the China-South Korea relationship will be cool during his tenure. Then let it be cool. China does not need to care too much and should maintain a calm attitude toward South Korean diplomacy.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/6/14 0:50:00
  • The US the best example of 'a thief calling to catch a thief'

    China will not engage in global military competition with the US, because China does not have the will or ambition to establish global hegemony.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/6/11 21:10:08
  • India faces challenges in seeking accountability for tragic train crash and updating railway system

    The tragedy of a crash involving three trains in the eastern Indian state of Odisha has caused at least 288 deaths. Families of the dead will receive one million rupees ($12,000), while the seriously injured will get 200,000 rupees, according to the country's railway minister.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/6/4 21:30:57
  • Thumbs-up for PLA fighter plane for professional and precise interception

    I would like to give a thumbs-up to the recent professional and precise interception by a PLA fighter jet.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/31 19:08:35
  • 'Undefeatable' Erdogan destined to give West another five years of headaches

    The West had a great influence in the past, not only because of their gunboats, but also because of the idea and illusion they exported that following the West would lead to prosperity and wealth. This illusion is now flickering like a kerosene lamp in the wind in Turkey, and the oil in the lamp is running out. Even in Germany, 60 percent of Turkish people support Erdogan, which is higher than the proportion of support he receives in Turkey. Erdogan is destined to continue to give a headache to the US and the West for the next five years.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/30 2:10:14
  • Why US will fail in containing China eventually

    China has managed the China-US conflict to the maximum extent, its international relations have been consolidated in a continuous process of adaptation, and its initiative in addressing the changes in the international situation is advancing step by step.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/23 20:24:26
  • US' containment fails to stop China making more friends

    However, China has managed the China-US conflict to the maximum extent, its international relations have been consolidated in a continuous process of adaptation, and its initiative in addressing the changes in the international situation is advancing step by step.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/23 17:49:21
  • G7 communiqué targets China, but is mostly bluster

    The G7 Hiroshima Leaders' Communiqué released at the G7 Hiroshima summit are self-contradictory in terms of its stance toward China, while attempting to be tough in its general tone. Its wording is obviously dominated by the US. Although the US has slandered China for "genocide" in Xinjiang, the G7 communiqué did not follow up on this. However, the US accused China of so-called "economic coercion," and the G7 summit documents talked about "economic coercion" in a way that clearly alluded to China. While the G7 communiqué claimed not to seek decoupling from China, it sought to "de-risk," protect certain "advanced technologies" and "reduce excessive dependencies in our critical supply chains."

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/21 13:27:51
  • Envoy Li Hui's meeting with Zelensky marks a good start to his European tour

    In the long run, China may be the best choice to mediate the Russia-Ukraine conflict. China is a major country with good relations and the ability to communicate with both sides. China has the power and qualifications to serve as a mediator.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/19 4:53:28
  • Death of two Russian military commanders reflects increasing brutality of the Ukraine war

    Two Russian military commanders, including a brigade commander, were killed in fierce combat near the frontline hotspot of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine. Their deaths reflect the increasing brutality of the Ukraine war. The Ukrainian army has recently received a lot of new weapons from NATO countries, and the Russian army may face greater challenges in the upcoming battles.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/15 11:43:20
  • Canada humiliates itself as China hits back with reciprocal countermeasures

    Accusing China of interfering in Canada's internal affairs? Canada is really painting China in its own ugly image.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/9 17:53:35
  • A new showdown as Medvedev calls for 'physical elimination' of Zelenskyy

    If the war in Ukraine does not stop sooner, it will quite likely increasingly develop toward defiance of the rules, with both sides making their most ruthless moves one step at a time.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/4 21:09:27
  • Alleged attack on Kremlin likely to be the trigger for escalating tensions

    My preliminary view is that the real purpose of this action is to create a shock, to disrupt the upcoming Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square on May 9, use it as a symbol that Moscow is not far from the battlefield and that the war has reached here, and eventually undermine Russian society's confidence in the final victory.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/5/4 0:40:19
  • Yoon will find it's hard to go against the trend

    Yoon forgets that one of the reasons South Korea has achieved sustained prosperity is that it has effectively balanced its complex relations with all sides over the past decades.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/26 20:43:28
  • China must focus on building its own strengths

    China's attention needs to be put on its own strategic direction as well as on the "last mile" in the direction where thousands of rivers converge.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/26 20:04:37
  • Some Europeans' attacks on Chinese ambassador to France are rude and unfair

    France, as a whole, should protect Ambassador Lu Shaye's freedom of expression, and should not turn around and conduct political denunciations afterward. Doing so would be a disgrace to the country.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/24 18:20:34
  • House select committee on China pushes war game over Taiwan with insidious purpose

    The US House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the US and the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) conducted an unusual war game on a cross-Taiwan Straits war with Washington think tank the Center for a New American Security.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/24 0:07:18
  • Attempting to whitewash Dalai Lama, Australian media satirizes itself

    The Tibetan community have shamelessly come out and defended themselves, as if Dalai Lama's doing these dirty things show his so-called "compassion" more than not doing them. They are shameless and insane, but I'm sorry, the world is sober and won't go crazy with them.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/19 21:50:35
  • Baerbock's visit offers a glimpse into Europe's policy trend on China

    Regardless of Germany or Europe, the core part of the relationship with China is economic cooperation.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/14 23:14:26
  • While Lula continues to advocate for 'strategic autonomy,' what is Baerbock hesitating for?

    A new broom sweeps clean. When a new government takes office, it is the easiest time for them to "talk tough." However, Germany has no actual geopolitical conflict with China and is a large economy. The logic of its policy toward China will not be very far from Brazil and will be similar to its neighbor France.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/14 2:01:26
  • Pentagon leaks show China's efforts to strengthen confidential works are effective

    The intelligence cognition of the US on key issues related to China is still vague. None of the few pieces of info exposed by US media can be called "big leaks."

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/13 16:35:40
  • Yes, Europe does not want to be a puppet of the US

    It has become a big debate to clarify the foreign strategy when Europe may be strategically lost and defend its own strategic interests. Macron, who clearly does not want to back down in the face of pro-US opinion in the US and Europe, further said during a visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday that the EU must form an independent position in five key areas, including trade, competitiveness and European industry.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/13 1:06:21
  • Dalai Lama scandal raises concerns about his private life

    The Dalai Lama has found himself involved in yet another scandal. A widely circulated video on the internet showed that the Dalai Lama asked a young boy to suck his tongue in a disgusting manner during an event.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/11 13:12:43
  • Macron's attitude shows Europe's pursuit of dignity, self-interest

    Macron's actions show us the limits of the US' ability to rope in Europe in containing China, and the backlash is happening: Macron is tired of being a "vassal" and wants to drive Europe to be a key player.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/11 1:29:11
  • Taiwan not a place suitable for modern defensive warfare, not capable of sustaining a war

    The PLA's exercises have created a strong sense of deterrence, which will eventually compress "Taiwan independence" into a hopeless black hole.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/10 23:19:57
  • Macron broke US' calculation to contain China

    The warm atmosphere of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China has frustrated Washington, which had hoped that the visit, accompanied by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, would be less about cooperation and more about putting pressure on China.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/9 12:53:09
  • PLA drills around Taiwan shatter the spirit and guts of 'Taiwan independence' forces

    China's military exercises in the Taiwan Straits are not a "blast fishing" exercise but a blast to the heart and guts of Taiwan secessionists aiming to correct the US and Taiwan's expectations for the situation in the Straits.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/8 18:37:44
  • Amid busy diplomacy in Beijing, hysteria toward China leaves US in isolated position

    The recent dazzling diplomatic games are the proof of China's strong capability to defend its vital interests and maintain usual relations with other major powers.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/4/6 20:31:29
  • Ma's mainland visit connects common emotions and historical memories of compatriots across Taiwan Straits

    Ma's visit to the mainland for ancestral worship and communication stand in stark contrast to Tsai's trip to the US, highlighting the positive significance of Ma's visit to the mainland. As a mainland media professional, I wish Ma a smooth and successful visit to the mainland.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/28 21:15:23
  • Private enterprises are an important driving force for China to continue moving forward

    We believe that no private business giant will lie flat in the days to come, and we also believe that new forces will continue to emerge, working together to create a competitive and thriving business environment.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/27 20:31:51
  • Loss of Honduras embarrasses Taiwan authorities, shames US

    Every step that Taiwan takes in pretending to be a "country" will become increasingly difficult, like walking on thin ice, and it will also become more expensive.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/26 17:42:30
  • 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
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