Chen Qingqing
Reporter, Beijing
Chen Qingqing co-leads the Global Times China desk. She covers diplomacy, Hong Kong affairs and Chinese tech firms.
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  • UNGA set to end high-level meetings as geopolitical rifts threaten to erode multilateral mechanism

    The major diplomatic convention – the high-level meetings of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) – is scheduled to conclude on Monday in New York with about 150 world leaders spending days discussing the most urgent issues amid growing uncertainties and geopolitical turbulence in the world.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/9/26 21:23:01
  • Lavrov slams the US for 'global' Monroe Doctrine amid escalating tensions over Ukraine crisis

    Russia harshly slammed the US for its notorious Monroe Doctrine and the attempt to turn the entire world into its own backyard, after Washington and some Western countries mounted severe attacks against Russia at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/9/26 0:22:42
  • Countries warned not to lose the guard as the COVID-19 unlikely to end this winter

    Despite positive signs, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, WHO warns. Chinese CDC expert said more efforts are needed in carrying on anti-epidemic measures as the world is highly likely to see the sixth wave this winter.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/24 14:56:18
  • US hijacks UNGA to stage anti-Russia slamming campaign, urged to walk the talk when Biden claims 'not seeking cold war'

    Following Russia's partial mobilization of the nation's military reserves, the US-led West ramped up efforts to launch a collective campaign of denouncing Moscow on the global stage, particularly when Western leaders such as US President Joe Biden have tried to turn the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) into an anti-Russia platform. They have fully underscored their hostility toward the Kremlin, which only aggravates the confrontation and goes against the common aspiration of countries for security and development.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/22 20:25:05
  • UK bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth II; filling the void a challenge for new King

    The UK is in mourning as British people bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, on Monday, with deep grief and emotion. The State Funeral - the first since the death of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill - is also under global spotlight as world leaders, dignitaries and royal family members, among about 2,000 attendees, gathered at Westminster Abbey to honor the late monarch.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2022/9/19 21:00:17
  • Ukraine counterattack a turning point? Conflict likely to be prolonged with the support of the West: experts

    While some Western media outlets applaud Ukrainian forces for regaining control over some major cities in the northeastern region of Kharkiv and have described the territorial gains as a "turning point" in the Russia-Ukraine conflict that has lasted for half a year, some Chinese experts said it is still too early to predict a complete Ukrainian victory despite the successful tactical counterattack.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/12 23:54:00
  • Xi to attend SCO summit in first foreign visit since pandemic, showing 'focus on neighborhood diplomacy'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the city of Samarkand, and pay state visits to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from Sept. 14 to 16, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced Monday.

    By Zhang Han, Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/9/12 15:09:42
  • Veteran HK police sergeant hailed as hero for actions during city's troubled times shares memory, hopeful message for future

    "During the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, I was there as one of the representatives from the HKPF to bear witness, and at the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, I was there too," said Lau Chak-kei, a Hong Kong police sergeant who is remembered by many netizens for the heroic moment when he and other police officers were surrounded by a gang of black-clad rioters in July 2019.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/7 21:20:25
  • Russia, China seek closer trade ties at key economic forum in Russia's Far East amid US hegemony

    Russia's Far East is witnessing huge opportunities brought by closer China-Russia cooperation, as Russia's economic pivot to Asia receives a sudden boost amid escalating sanctions from the West in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, delegates and representative at the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) said on Monday. Russia's accelerating pivot toward the East is also reshaping the geopolitical landscape, as the formation of a multipolar world is irreversible.

    By Chu Daye and Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/5 23:52:44
  • China vows countermeasures against US' arms sales to Taiwan; provocative move only 'accelerates' reunification

    China urged the US to stop arms sales and military interactions with the island of Taiwan and immediately revoke the latest approval of $1.1 billion in arms sales to the Chinese region, vowing to resolutely take legitimate and necessary countermeasures against the package, the largest since US President Joe Biden took office.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2022/9/4 20:25:07
  • Germany expanding military presence in Indo-Pacific shows its defense policy is 'kidnapped by US, NATO'

    Germany's defense chief has vowed to expand the country's military presence in the Indo-Pacific while keeping an eye on the "enormous" build-up of China's armed forces. Some Chinese experts believe that the current German government's aggressive defense policy is a sharp contrast with "the culture of restraint" in the Merkel era, showing that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's policies have been kidnapped by the US and NATO.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/1 20:59:59
  • Chinese observers express mixed feelings about Gorbachev, draw lessons from his immature policy of cozying up with West

    Chinese observers and netizens shared the mixed feeling about controversial politician Mikhail Gorbachev's passing away on Tuesday. While the West remembered him and praised his historical role for bringing the Soviet Union closer to the West and ending the Cold War, Chinese observers considered him as a tragic figure who catered to the US and the West without principle, made severe mistakes in judging the international situation, and caused chaos in domestic economic order, which all serve as a reminder to other countries to stay cautious about any attempt of “peaceful evoluti”n" by Western forces.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/31 12:26:33
  • China-Russia military cooperation serves core interests, doesn't target third party: Chinese envoy

    The upcoming military drills Vostok 2022 (East 2022) exercise launched by Russia with countries including China and India participating have attracted the usual speculation from Western media outlets, which hype security cooperation between China and Russia especially amid Russia's military operation in Ukraine. Some have also interpreted the normal military cooperation as a “threat,” hinting on Russia's support for China on the Taiwan question. Experts said it is the US and the West's commonly used tactics to portray Russia-China tie-up in a negative light, in order to unite allies and serve their geopolitical purposes.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/8/30 20:45:23
  • US paints Russia, China as rivals with new ambassadorial post for Arctic, brings conflicts to peaceful North Pole

    Eyeing the intensifying geopolitical wrestling with Russia in the Arctic as global warming has accelerated ice melt, making the place strategically important for increasing military and civilian presence, the US plans to create a position of Arctic ambassador to the Arctic while the US-led military alliance NATO hyped Russia and China's interests in the northern polar region.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/28 22:16:28
  • Chinese CDC allows simultaneous flu, COVID shots for adults to avoid 'twindemic' scenario

    The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released technical guidelines for influenza vaccination for 2022 to 2023 on Thursday, as China's southern regions saw a peak flu season in the summer and the country moves to a avoid a possible “twindemic" scenario of COVID-19 and influenza in the upcoming winter and the spring in 2023.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/25 19:39:13
  • China, South Korea eye more mature ties on 30th anniversary

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol exchanged congratulatory messages on Wednesday on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and South Korea, speaking highly of the fruitful results reached by the two countries over the past three decades, which have benefited not only the two countries but also regional and global peace, and pointing out the direction for future development of ties.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2022/8/24 18:51:29
  • China, South Korea to enhance mutual trust, avoid sensitive issues like THAAD as countries celebrate 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties

    Amid a high celebratory atmosphere for the 30th anniversary of the establishment of South Korea-China diplomatic ties on Wednesday, the latest statistics from the South Korean trade body show that the country's exports to China surged over 160 times over the past three decades, reflecting South Korea's unavoidably close economic ties with China.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xin | 2022/8/23 20:06:13
  • US revives drill with S.Korea, ups efforts to disturb region; 'flexing muscles shows its adventurism'

    South Korea and the US officially kicked off the biggest joint military drills in years on Monday, which include an array of contingency drills and involve thousands of troops, attempting to send a strong message of deterrent to North Korea. While some observers do not believe that the ongoing show of force specifically targets China amid rising tension in the Taiwan Straits, it indeed showed that the US - the biggest disruptor of the world's stability today - is ramping up efforts in escalating tension in the Korean Peninsula in order to strengthen its leadership among its allies and increasingly preparing to interfere militarily in affairs in the Northeast Asian and West Pacific regions.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/8/22 21:51:06
  • Six former staff of infamous Apple Daily to plead guilty; 'little time left' for diehard secessionists like Jimmy Lai

    Six former employees of Hong Kong's secessionist media Apple Daily are going to plead guilty on the charge of violating the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong, according to the court's hearing on Monday. They faced charges of colluding with foreign forces to jeopardize national security, as well as printing, publishing, distributing, displaying, or copying inflammatory publications.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/22 21:31:51
  • Berlin warned against joining anti-China alliance at its own expense

    Some major German media outlets have voiced concern over the German Air Force participating in Exercise Pitch Black for the first time. They warned that Berlin is joining an anti-China alliance in the Indo-Pacific, which in the long term will affect its trade relations with Beijing.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/21 22:46:47
  • Dozens of anti-China figures including Benny Tai and Joshua Wong plead guilty, sending deterrent to secessionists

    Dozens of anti-China political figures involved in the notorious "35-plus" political strategy in 2020 including Benny Tai Yiu-ting and Joshua Wong Chi-fung pleaded guilty to "conspiracy to subvert state power" on Thursday and the case will be handed over to Hong Kong High Court for sentencing.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/18 12:38:02
  • Yoon proposes aid-for-denuclearization plan with 'some good faith,' but US remains 'a major factor' of influence

    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol vowed to provide aid projects to North Korea if Pyongyang shows firm commitment to denuclearization, saying dialogue should not be a political show, South Korea media said. Chinese experts believe that the South Korean leader underscored some "good faith" in handling the matter, but the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is in fact a matter of security and the US remains a major factor of influence in the matter.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/8/17 23:44:01
  • Non-jury trial for national security case to ensure a fair trial: HK Department of Justice

    In response to some media reports saying that the Hong Kong Department of Justice has ordered a non-jury trial for dozens of suspects who have been charged with conspiring to subvert state power, the department said on Wednesday that the decision of whether the jury is needed is based on provisions of the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/17 23:06:17
  • Top office expands list of diehard Taiwan separatists, announces punitive measures 'to make them feel the pain'

    China's top office on Taiwan affairs announced on Tuesdayn ew punitive measures on diehard "Taiwan independence" separatists including banning them and their family members from entering the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao SARs, and restricting their affiliated institutions from cooperating with relevant organizations and individuals on the mainland. It also included seven new diehard separatists into the mainland's list, who will also face punishment for their egregious deeds in advocating the "Taiwan independence."

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/8/16 20:11:23
  • Top office on Taiwan affairs announces sanctions on diehard separatists, adding more political figures into the list

    The Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on Tuesday announced sanctions on "Taiwan independence" diehards on Chinese mainland's list, adding more political figures such as Bi-khim Hsiao and Koo Li-hsiung into the list of diehard separatists and imposed punitive measures on individuals such as Su Tseng-chang, You Si-kun and Joseph Wu.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/16 10:06:08
  • Kissinger warns Biden administration against changing Taiwan status quo

    Henry Kissinger, the veteran US diplomat, sent out a fresh warning to the Biden administration amid rising tensions in the Taiwan Straits, saying he sees today's world as verging on a dangerous disequilibrium and calling careful actions. Yet the White House continued shifting the blame to China over the consequences of the provocative trip of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan island, ignoring the growing voices of far-sighted politicians and observers in the US who opposed the trip. Chinese experts believe that today's US government, which lacks political wisdom and strategic insight, is becoming a great uncertainty to the world.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/15 0:14:16
  • Chinese, Indian observers underscore rebuilding trust as divergences remain despite positive signals in ties

    With some positive signals emerging in China-India relations, which have encountered severe difficulties following the border dispute since 2020, both Chinese and Indian observers have acknowledged the importance of rebuilding trust between the two countries, especially when the two sides continued working together in multilateral organizations such as the BRICS and SCO. Still, differences remain in areas such as how to view the border dispute within the bilateral relationship, and how to peacefully coexist in the Indian Ocean. "I believe that India has taken a very practical approach to our relations with China. But at the same time, I think none of us have any doubt that there is a lack of trust between two countries, which needs to be repaired, and that can only be done slowly over a period of time, with conversations like this, but also extending to governments," Gautam Bambawale, former ambassador of India to China, said during an online video event on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/10 21:29:26
  • US-led G7 repeats playbook of stirring tension, framing China over Straits tension; Pelosi's mess prompts US media to explain why one-China policy matters

    With the highly provocative visit of a high-ranking US official to Taiwan being under the spotlight for the past week, the US-led West's wrestling with China has been shifting from preventing a regional military conflict to pressuring China on the global stage by accusing it of causing the rising cross-Straits tensions, like the US always does in confusing right and wrong. As a puppet of the US, the G7 censured Beijing's legitimate defense and response to Washington's serious provocation, reflecting its hypocrisy, duplicity and ugliness.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/8/4 22:35:11
  • US bears full responsibility for all consequences of Pelosi's Taiwan visit, China warns

    As the world closely watched the potential visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan reportedly on Tuesday evening that is widely described as provocative and dangerous, the Biden administration gave more chicanery in distancing itself by stressing it was her personal choice and continued hollowing out the one-China principle that serves as the foundation of China-US relations. Chinese officials and experts warned that all the consequences of this highly dangerous and provocative move will be born by Washington, and such visit will also forever change the cross-Straits situation and deliver a destructive impact on the already-difficult China-US relations.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/2 19:58:51
  • China, Central Asian countries enhance strategic partnership, boost connectivity, economic ties

    Following the consensus reached at the latest Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers' meeting in Tashkent, China and Central Asian countries – Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to enhance their strategic partnerships and build an even closer China-Central Asia community with a shared future, particularly focusing on enhancing connectivity and boosting trade and economic cooperation.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/7/31 21:40:33
  • The 'eccentric, bigoted' Pelosi does not care about others' thoughts, but Biden is the key in the 82-year-old's planned Taiwan trip

    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly kicked off her Asia trip on Friday with a "tentative" itinerary for Taiwan island, and Chinese observers said the key to whether Pelosi would actually visit the island lies with the Biden administration, warning US President Joe Biden to make the right choice from the perspective of national security and the fast-shrinking economy that has fallen into recession.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/29 23:10:44
  • UN human rights report on HK 'full of bias, beyond its scope of authority'

    The latest report from a UN human rights body over the situation in Hong Kong is full of bias, subjectivity and double standards, and it goes beyond the scope of its authority, as it urged that the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong be repealed, Chinese officials and experts said, following the UN Human Rights Committee's release of a report claiming "grave concerns" over the NSL for Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/28 22:36:54
  • HKSAR govt awards 889 persons including Olympic champion and police officer stabbed in a 'lone-wolf' terrorist attack in 2021

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government unveiled the 2022 Honors List and Justices and the Peace appointments with 889 persons awarded, the highest number since the city's return to the motherland in 1997. The current Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal for his outstanding performance when he served as Secretary for Security.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/28 7:21:15
  • Cities cancel summer Matsuri amid controversial Japan-related incident

    At least seven cities across the country have canceled the Japanese festivals known as Matsuri. While the majority of the Chinese public retains an open attitude toward Japanese culture, some recent incidents such as a woman detained in Nanjing for enshrining Japanese war criminals at a local temple and the public debate about people's reaction to the death of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe have made some Japanese-related elements sensational amid deteriorating China-Japan relations. In recent days, a number of exhibition halls and hotels have denied holding Summer Matsuri, especially after one scheduled for Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province, was canceled as a growing number of netizens called for the boycott. The activity A-3×ComicDawn18, which was originally scheduled for July 17, was canceled due to the special location and the special meaning that the festival could convey, which aroused strong dissatisfaction among netizens.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/7/27 23:28:55
  • Hong Kong mulls more measures for convenient return of US-listed mainland firms: Financial Secretary

    As the US' push for "decoupling" with China brings about monumental political risks for US-listed Chinese mainland firms, Hong Kong hopes to adjust some stock market rules to make it more convenient for the return of these companies, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Financial Secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po, said in a recent interview with the Global Times.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/7/26 23:31:14
  • Exclusive: School education in Putonghua necessary in HK, to be realized when conditions are met: HK Education Secretary

    Advancing the school education in Putonghua is very important as the Hong Kong youth would be in a disadvantageous position if they can't speak Putonghua, the common language used nationwide in China, and if some conditions can be met, local schools in Hong Kong should carry on education in Putonghua, Christine Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/7/25 22:11:44
  • White House's concern over Pelosi's visit hints at danger of miscalculation; time to 'test Biden's commitment' made to China

    After the US government received an unprecedentedly strong message from the Chinese side regarding US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned visit to the island of Taiwan, the Biden administration appears to be increasingly concerned that the visit could lead to catastrophic consequences for China-US relations. Although the two top Democratic leaders share the same interest in using Taiwan question to serve their political goals ahead of the midterm elections, they are apparently not on the same page on how to play the Taiwan card.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/24 21:35:49
  • HK Palace Museum receives flood of visitors, to issue booklet on Chinese history

    Since its grand opening on July 3, the Hong Kong Palace Museum has become one of the most popular destinations for local residents, receiving over 60,000 visitors as of Tuesday. The Museum announced that it has cooperated with the local education bureau and will issue a booklet on cultural relics and Chinese history, to be introduced to all Hong Kong secondary schools in the new semester. Titled A Closer Look at Heritage – A Resource Book for Teaching Chinese History, the booklet uses the exhibits of the Hong Kong Palace Museum as the main body of knowledge, complemented by flexible teaching and visiting activities, which are designed to encourage teachers to use cultural relics to promote history learning among young Hong Kong people. In this way, students can better appreciate the richness of Chinese culture and the splendor of Chinese civilization, and embrace national sentiment toward the country, spokesperson of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's Education Bureau told the Global Times on Tuesday.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/19 21:19:48
  • Anyone who dares to assume anti-China stance and instigate riots in SARs will be severely punished: top official on Hong Kong affairs

    Anyone who dares to challenge the bottom-line of the “one country, two systems”, to and assume an anti-China stance and instigate riots in Hong Kong and in Macao will be severely punished, Xia o Baolong, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, told said at a panel discussion in studying Chinese President Xi Jinping's latest speech in Hong Kong on Monday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/18 15:30:53
  • Patriotic Education Center launched in Hong Kong as youth education tops agenda of SAR govt

    The Patriotic Education Center established by the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers – the largest teachers union in the city – was officially launched on Saturday with the aim of promoting patriotic and national security education. Industry representatives said pushing forward the patriotic education tops the agenda of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government with more measures expected to be rolled out.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/17 17:51:05
  • HK relieved to bid farewell to US consul Hanscom Smith, a 'Chris Patten-like politician' who failed his subversion mission

    Twenty-five years ago, the last British governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten bid a tearful farewell at the handover ceremony after his attempt to turn Hong Kong into a semi-independent political entity failed. Now, amid what observers call a "second return" of Hong Kong with the implementation of the national security law for the city and the improved electoral system, US Consul General in Hong Kong Hanscom Smith is leaving the city "ignominiously" after a failed attempt of interference and subversion, Hong Kong observers said.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/12 22:17:04
  • Canberra called on to show rationality, political wisdom to reset China ties after FMs' meeting

    Ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) where Pacific leaders, pushed by Australia, are expected to discuss China's influence in the region, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi pointed out the root cause for the deteriorating relationship between Beijing and Canberra and proposed a four-point suggestion to improve ties, as well as exchanged views on the affairs concerning Pacific region cooperation.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/11 0:03:16
  • Chinese FM lays out three points of concern on Ukraine crisis

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi laid out three points of concern for the Ukraine crisis during a meeting with India's foreign minister on Thursday, which was followed by a meeting with Russian diplomats during the ongoing G20 foreign ministers' meeting.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/7 23:36:09
  • US to push Ukraine agenda but 'G20 FMs not to be misled'

    While the Ukraine crisis is anticipated to top the agenda during the upcoming G20 (Group of 20) foreign ministers' meeting to be held from Thursday to Friday, the US plans to pressure many of the world's largest economies to take a tougher stance toward Russia and China while these largest economies are supposed to discuss economic issues

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/7/7 0:53:55
  • New CE of HKSAR to focus on epidemic work, housing woes as first meetings begin

    ​Ahead of the first Executive Council meeting held by the sixth-term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, John Lee Ka-chiu, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR government, along with the 16 senior unofficial members, met the press, vowing to work on issues such as shortening the quarantine period for arrivals and accelerating the supply of public housing.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/5 11:54:03
  • US, Russian envoys clash over Ukraine crisis at Beijing forum as Chinese experts call on major powers to control 'spillover effect'

    Russian and Western diplomats clashed over the Russia-Ukraine conflict at a forum in Beijing on Monday, as Russia's Ambassador to China Andrey Ivanovich Denisov pushed back against a claim made the US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns that Russia's military operations in Ukraine posed the biggest threat to the current world order.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/7/4 22:54:01
  • Independence Day overshadowed by inflation, public anger over incompetence of Biden administration

    Planned protests over the Roe v. Wade decision, canceled fireworks in cities due to shortages of staff and supplies and unprecedented high costs for July 4 cookouts… all these cast a cloud over this year's Independence Day in the US due to deepened divisions in American society, economic woes and major failures in the Biden administration. While a latest survey found that more than 70 percent of Americans do not want Biden to run for a second term, Chinese experts believe the cascading crisis that the Biden administration faces has been escalating, casting a shadow over the upcoming mid-term elections and risking dragging US society into a prolonged chaos and recession.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/3 22:07:25
  • HK's 'hardline' new chief vows inclusive, vibrant city, expected to firmly heed Xi's 4-point expectations

    Wearing the tie his wife fixed for him a few hours ago, John Lee Ka-chiu in a firm yet humble manner was sworn in as Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday morning, also marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. He vowed to build a more caring and inclusive Hong Kong filled with vibrancy, hope and development opportunities for all Hong Kong families in the next five years, as the city is advancing from good governance to prosperity.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/1 21:46:21
  • Xi marks HKSAR's 25th anniversary, points clear future of city as 'no need to change a good system'

    A joyful and exciting sentiment was widely shared on Friday not only in Hong Kong, despite the wind and rain, but also in the Chinese mainland and beyond the country on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the city's return to the motherland. Hong Kong is embarking on a new journey of transition from chaos to being well governed, and to prosperity. Local officials and observers said the city has entered its best time.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/7/1 20:58:22
  • 'Not qualified to comment on a prosperous, stable and united HK,' Foreign Ministry slams Blinken, Johnson's 'outdated colonial' remarks

    The US and the UK have faced strong opposition from China after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made rude and wrong remarks on China over the Hong Kong affairs hours before a jubilant and cheerful 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

    By Wang Qi and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/1 16:58:29
  • John Lee sworn in as HKSAR new chief executive, vows to build a dynamic, harmonious city full of opportunities

    The sixth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee Ka-chiu and the principal officials of the new-term government took their oaths of office at an inaugural ceremony on Friday, which also marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/7/1 13:09:14
  • Three years on, 'Pearl of Orient' returns, well guarded by NSL

    Looking south from the observation deck of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, a panoramic view of the Hong Kong Island complex opposite Victoria Harbor provides a perfect place for young people to film a vlog. Nearby, on a large green space, many Hong Kong residents were enjoying the sunshine. When the Global Times reporter shot a video of those scenes, a few birds' calls in the peaceful environment was particularly clear and pleasant, which touched the people's hearts.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Hong Kong and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2022/6/30 23:28:26
  • President Xi's visit to Hong Kong underscores trust, confidence

    Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong by train on Thursday afternoon, launching his visit to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the city's return to the motherland.

    By Chen Qingqing and Leng Shumei | 2022/6/30 15:24:04
  • From chaos to governance: HKPF witnesses city's transition

    Inside the New Territories south regional headquarters of the Hong Kong Police Force, a statue of Guan Yu, a general during China's late Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) who was known for his bravery and skill in battle, stands at one corner of the headquarters' canteen: the spirit of Guan happens to coincide with Hong Kong police's motto - Serving Hong Kong with Honor, Duty and Loyalty.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Hong Kong, Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui in Beijing | 2022/6/29 22:20:18
  • Hong Kong's achievements are backed by the motherland's overall strength: first LegCo president

    Over the past 25 years, the country has been treating Hong Kong very well, but some in Hong Kong do not feel grateful for that, and now they have to understand it and be grateful for the care shown by 1.4 billion compatriots, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the president of the first-term Legislative Council after the city returned to the motherland, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview. Over the past years, Hong Kong made achievements not by itself but they are backed by the country's overall strength, she said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/6/29 19:39:36
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong to walk on its own democratic path: veteran HK lawmaker

    Hong Kong has to walk on a path of democracy that fits its own, and the essence of the universal suffrage in the election of the Legislative Council (LegCo) and a Chief Executive is a procedural matter of how a governing team generates. While the democracy has multiple aspects, it is not just a question of how the leadership arises but to the general public, any political system needs to fix economic and livelihood issues that people concern the most, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the chairperson of the New People's Party, who was also appointed recently as convener of the Executive Council (ExCo) meeting of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/6/29 18:03:30
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong has all-weather, cross-market mechanism to deal with sanctions, speculation: Financial Secretary

    On the day marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, some officials of the sixth-term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government will be sworn in. Recently, the State Council approved the list of key officials proposed by the sixth-term chief executive of the HKSAR government, and veteran official Paul Chan Mo-po will continue serving as Financial Secretary.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/6/27 22:24:13
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong still faces threats, to push Article 23 legislation for national security: Secretary of Security

    On the day marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, some officials of the sixth-term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government will be sworn in. Recently, China's State Council approved the list of key officials proposed by the sixth-term chief executive of the HKSAR government, and veteran official Chris Tang Ping-keung will continue serving as Secretary for Security.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Lingzhi | 2022/6/27 22:19:08
  • British film producer lauded for 'unbiased' documentaries on HK

    Malcolm Clarke, a two-time Oscar winner for best short documentary and a 16-time Emmy winner, has made a series of documentaries on the year of social turmoil in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in 2019, triggered by the anti-extradition movement. These documentaries, in sharp contrast to the mainstream narrative about Hong Kong in the West, have won applause from netizens and observers in the city for presenting what happened three years ago with an unbiased perspective. In a new interview with Hong Kong media outlet hk01.com, Clarke said that he was angry and disappointed at the biased coverage of the movement in the Western narrative about the chaos. The site started to air the documentaries Hong Kong Returns starting on Thursday, featuring 10 episodes focusing on different scenarios during the social turmoil in 2019. The UK director, who used to work at the BBC, said that the movement was simplified by European and US media outlets, which described it as “a group of courageous young people seeking democracy against an authoritarian China.”

    By Xu Yelu and Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/26 21:48:14
  • Xi to attend meeting marking 25th anniversary of HK's return to motherland, 'charting city's future course of devt'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a meeting marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and will also attend the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/25 9:10:43
  • Exclusive: BRICS cooperation 'not an exclusive club' but with practical measures in addressing challenges: South African ambassador to China

    Siyabonga Cwele, Ambassador of South Africa to China, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview ahead of the 14th BRICS Summit, which is held virtually this week, that BRICS is a significant force in terms of helping the global community deal with the current challenges.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/6/23 21:09:21
  • Veteran official Regina Ip appointed as convener of HK Exco meeting, sees 'reopening borders' as urgent task

    The Office of the Chief Executive-elect was unveiled on Wednesday together with the list of the new Executive Council (Exco) meeting members, and among 16 non-official members, nine will continue serve the position and Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the chairperson of the New People's Party, will serve as the convener of the meeting. The nomination is expected to take effect from July 1.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/22 19:18:26
  • Performing PLA-style foot drills underscores HKPF's spirit in new era

    As the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s return to the motherland approaches, officers at the Hong Kong Police College in Wong Chuk Hang are practicing the Chinese-style foot drills of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). People familiar with the matter believed that their smooth movements in a decisive manner fully underscored the spirit of the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) in the new era.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Hong Kong and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2022/6/21 21:30:02
  • Hong Kong residents lament iconic Jumbo Kingdom sinking, calling it 'an end of an era'

    Hong Kong residents lamented that one of its most iconic landmarks, the Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized in the South China Sea on Monday night, and some of them said it indeed marked “the end of an era.”

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/21 11:02:44
  • State Council appoints 'diversified team' with loyalty, professionalism for new HKSAR govt

    The State Council, China's cabinet, approved the list of key officials proposed by the six-term chief executive for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday. By forming a new team with some new faces, the new government is expected to unveil a new chapter for Hong Kong on the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/19 10:55:48
  • Exclusive: Including 'HK never been a colony' in textbooks corrects flawed thinking

    "Hong Kong has never been a colony of Britain," this truth is being introduced into the new Citizenship and Social Development (Citizenship) textbooks in Hong Kong, setting right people's understanding of the region and correcting some long-held flawed thinking in the city's education system, with the aim of respecting our history, former Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) president and veteran councilor for the education sector Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/6/17 14:20:10
  • Russia, China seek new growth momentum at key economic forum amid US hegemony

    With the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), hailed as the "Russian Davos", beginning on Wednesday, Russia-China cooperation under the theme "New opportunities in a new world" came under the spotlight, as, the Kremlin's interests appeared to shift toward the East in the face of mounting Western sanctions and pressure.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/6/17 1:11:51
  • Update: Yang-Sullivan meeting draws bottom line for US

    The latest Yang-Sullivan meeting, which came after US President's Asia trip that was widely seen as Washington's concrete efforts of building an ideology-driven small clique in containing China and was held before the upcoming NATO meeting, delivered an important message to Washington that it should quickly, effectively and concretely adjust its wrong and extreme China policy to avoid strategic miscalculations, Chinese experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/6/14 12:54:09
  • Opening new US Wuhan consulate office hardly corrects its negative policy toward China

    While US ambassador to China revealed that the US will open a new office for its Consulate General in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, in September, experts on China-US relations hardly see it as a big step for the improvement of bilateral ties, considering Washington's series of immature moves in diplomacy toward China over the past two years.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/13 17:52:50
  • Japan upping ante on Taiwan question, NATO expansion causes concern in Asia-Pacific

    Japan has continued walking down a dangerous path as a former Japanese prime minister recently urged allies to "force China to give up seizing the island of Taiwan" and its current prime minister is reportedly preparing to attend NATO summit amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis later this month, a move that is seen as to help NATO's expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. Experts warned that, as Tokyo constantly plays with fire over the Taiwan question, those reckless tactics could lead to severe consequences beyond damaging China-Japan relations, escalating confrontation and causing instability in the region, and Asian countries should remain vigilant over Japan reviving militarism.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/6/6 20:57:56
  • What we do in Pacific Islands is building road and bridge, not increasing military presence: Chinese Foreign Minister

    Nearly half a century of exchanges between China and the Pacific Island countries have proven that the exchanges have not and will not affect regional security and stability in the future, we focus on economic development and care about the improvement of people's standard of living, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his counterpart from Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) via video link on Thursday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/6/2 23:27:07
  • New Zealand parrots anti-China rhetoric as US exerts greater pressure on S.Pacific with empty talk of assistance

    Following a meeting between US President Joe Biden and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who highlighted the so-called "shared concern" over China's influence in the South Pacific, the two sides released a 3,000-word joint statement on Wednesday, reiterating Washington's commitment to the region, which, however, reflects the US' anxiety of fixing its perceived "backyard" and is seen as full of empty promises as the US only treats Pacific countries as bait for serving its own political goals.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/1 21:26:31
  • Xi voices 'full trust' for HK new chief, hopes city govt to unveil new changes

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met John Lee Ka-chiu, the newly appointed sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday in Beijing, during which he praised Lee for his patriotism and contributions for safeguarding national security and Hong Kong' s stability and assured that Lee has the full trust from the central government. The Chinese top leader also stresses the central government's resolve of unswervingly implementing the "one country, two systems" and that the city's new electoral system must be treasured and upheld, hoping that the new HKSAR government can unveil new new chapter for the city's development.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Keyue | 2022/5/30 23:10:43
  • Beijing, Shanghai walk out of shadow of Omicron

    Beijing and Shanghai, China's two megacities, are gradually walking out of the shadow of Omicron outbreaks, providing valuable experiences for the country in carrying out the dynamic zero-COVID strategy that once again proves to be the most effective approach in containing the highly contagious virus at the minimum costs to the economy and people's life.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/5/29 21:07:04
  • HK police to perform Chinese-style foot drills starting July 1, a removal of British 'colonial overtones'

    From July 1, 2022, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) will officially abandon British-style foot drills and perform Chinese-style foot drills of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). On that day, Hong Kong will hold a major commemorative event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland.

    By Cui Fandi and Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/26 21:28:05
  • CNN admits mistake in misreporting 'Chinese delegation's reaction to Zelensky's speech

    After Chinese Foreign Ministry urged on Wednesday a US lawmaker to make a correction after he mistakenly told CNN that the “Chinese delegation” did not applaud Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech at the World Economic Forum (WFF) in Davos and walked out, CNN said in an email to the Global Times on Thursday that it had made a clarification on air on Tuesday, saying that CNN has confirmed that delegation was not from China.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/26 10:45:32
  • Texas mass shooting exposes US system failure

    The deadly shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday which killed 21 people has shocked not only the US but also the world. It was the deadliest shooting at a US grade school since the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 and it came just 10 days after the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, that claimed 10 lives.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/5/25 21:51:43
  • Albanese's diplomatic debut at Quad meeting signals Australian new leader 'not out of shadow' of Morrison

    The new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met separately with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday on the sideline of the Quad summit, affirming a strong partnership and emphasizing regional security and cooperation under the AUKUS alliance. Experts who tried to find positive signals viewed Albanese's diplomatic debut as a show under his predecessor Scott Morrison's shadow because distinct foreign policy can't come overnight, especially when it comes to the political correctness of "putting the Australia-US alliance first" he has to follow.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/24 21:33:46
  • WHA rejects Taiwan's bid for 6th consecutive year as political tricks to challenge one-China principle are doomed to failure

    With no suspense, the World Health Assembly (WHA) - the decision-making body of the WHO - rejected the proposal of inviting the island of Taiwan to the WHA as an observer for the sixth consecutive year, as any ill-intentioned attempt to use the occasion to deceive the international community and play political tricks to challenge the one-China principle will end up in vain.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/23 20:56:59
  • Quad summit tests new Aussie PM's political wisdom

    Shortly after Australia's Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese is sworn in on Monday, the country's new prime minister will head for Japan for a Quad summit where he will “renew” his acquaintance with US President Joe Biden and meet other leaders of the group including the Indian and Japanese prime ministers.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/5/22 21:09:03
  • China refutes West's irresponsible remarks on arrest of HK cardinal in the case of funding rioters

    Chinese officials, legal experts and lawmakers refuted the remarks made by the US, Canada and the EU concerning the latest law enforcement activities in Hong Kong, after the Hong Kong police on Wednesday night arrested four trustees of the "612 Humanitarian Relief Fund" including former bishop Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and singer Denise Ho Wan-see who actively supported the black-clad riot in the city in 2019.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/5/12 18:02:20
  • US eyes China containment at upcoming ASEAN summit, but regional countries want to stay away from US-China rivalry: experts

    As leaders from Southeast Asian countries arrived in Washington on Wednesday ahead of the US-ASEAN summit, they are scheduled to meet US officials and business leaders on Thursday ahead of the meeting with US President Joe Biden, during which the Ukraine crisis, Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and the influence of China are expected to be in focus.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/5/11 21:31:51
  • Singapore tops level of interest, affection of Chinese public for ASEAN

    While the Chinese public shares high interest in ASEAN members, Singapore has become the country that attracted them the most, according to a recent survey jointly conducted by the Global Times Research Center and Centre for Chinese Foreign Strategy Studies, Renmin University of China.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/5/10 23:15:39
  • US 'biggest disruptor' of China-ASEAN ties, with the South China Sea question in focus: GT survey

    While over 75 percent of the respondents hold a positive view toward the future development of China-ASEAN ties, as the latest survey jointly conducted by the Global Times Research Center and Centre for Chinese Foreign Strategy Studies, Renmin University of China showed, the question of the South China Sea has become a major focus of China-ASEAN ties, which has been hyped and manipulated by countries like the US and Japan in stirring conflicts between China and ASEAN.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/5/10 23:01:22
  • GT investigates: Nine out of 10 Chinese see friendly China-ASEAN ties

    While China-related topic is expected to dominate the upcoming US-ASEAN summit, a recent survey showed that nearly 80 percent of Chinese respondents said the US is the biggest disruptor of the sound relations between China and ASEAN members but about 90 percent considered the China-ASEAN ties as friendly and over 75 percent hold a positive attitude toward their future.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/5/10 22:44:42
  • Hong Kong CE-elect discusses tasks for transition, successful election plunges West into hysteria, fury

    The day after John Lee Ka-chiu won the Hong Kong chief executive (CE) election on Sunday with the highest votes, he met with incumbent CE Carrie Lam, President of the Legislative Council Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen and Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Andrew Cheung Kui-nung before paying a visit to the four central government offices in Hong Kong on Monday afternoon.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/9 20:17:04
  • Beijing races against time in combating COVID-19 with new rounds of testing

    Beijing continued to tighten control over the latest COVID-19 flare-up, after more local infections were reported in the city, in particular, a bank in Shunyi district reported cluster infections that involved 21 cases in six districts on Monday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/5/9 19:48:26
  • With highest level of support, John Lee set to open new chapter for Hong Kong

    After about three hours of voting and vote counting, the former Chief Secretary for Hong Kong and former Security Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu, who is also the sole candidate in the Chief Executive Election, gained 99.16 percent supporting votes, becoming the new leader and he is expected to usher Hong Kong into a new chapter of development, after it had been heavily impacted by social turmoil and the COVID-19 epidemic.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/5/8 21:59:40
  • John Lee elected as sixth-term Chief Executive of HKSAR with 99.16% supportive votes

    By securing 99.16 percent supportive votes from the Election Committee members who cast their votes on Sunday, the sole candidate John Lee Ka-chiu was elected as the sixth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/8 12:33:43
  • US urged to learn lesson from Ukraine crisis: Chinese vice foreign minister

    Major countries should set an example for others by following the international rules rather than being “exceptions” and the US should learn a lesson from the Russia-Ukraine crisis as it assumes the main responsibility for the security of Europe, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told a think tank panel on Friday. There are three major aspects of the lesson – the Cold War mentality should be abandoned, unilateral sanctions have to be dropped and a proxy war should not be launched, he said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/7 1:13:42
  • HK expects solidarity, effective governance as chief executive election to kick off on Sunday

    In two days, 1,461 Election Committee members in Hong Kong are expected to cast their votes at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai as the sole candidate John Lee Ka-chiu is aiming for the city's top job.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/6 22:24:41
  • John Lee delivers policy platform, highlighting governance efficiency, housing support, and HK youth future

    John Lee Ka-chiu, the candidate for the upcoming election for Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, unveiled his policy platform on Friday, focusing on strengthening local governance, fixing housing woes, enhancing the overall competitiveness of the city and building a caring society for young people.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/29 18:39:37
  • Xi chairs CPC top leadership meeting, stressing economic stability

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to analyze the current economic situation. The meeting stressed coordination of anti-epidemic work and economic development, and urged officials at all-levels to take responsibility in guarding against all kinds of "black swan" and "grey rhino" events amid risks linked to epidemic flare-ups and the Ukraine crisis.

    By Chen Qingqing and Qi Xijia | 2022/4/29 12:50:51
  • EU, US adjust COVID response, refusing to say 'pandemic is over'

    As the EU and the US are moving ahead with their adjusted responses to COVID-19 despite avoiding saying that "the pandemic is over" after warnings from the World Health Organization (WHO), countries, including China, must be prepared for increased risks of the virus spreading and mutating rapidly, as Western countries plan to scale down their anti-epidemic efforts and relax travel restrictions, Chinese experts warned on Thursday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/28 22:40:29
  • Bezos' China conspiracy theory after Musk's Twitter buyout just 'sour grapes'

    In response to some reports' hype of China's influence following Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said it was just “guessing” without any factual basis. While Musk described himself as a “free speech absolutist,” some Chinese observers, who have been tagged as “China state-affiliated media” on Twitter, are calling on the platform to stop throwing labels around as the first step if Musk really values freedom of speech. Otherwise, it's just another example of playing double standards. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, asked on Twitter if Musk's $44 billion cash deal to purchase Twitter would give China “a little bit of leverage over town square,” Reuters reported on Tuesday. The report said it was unclear what this deal means for Twitter's China content policy, given that Musk's Tesla depends heavily on China to produce and sell its vehicles.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2022/4/26 23:13:30
  • Macron's victory a 'relief' for EU and US, for now

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron for winning reelection. Xi gave high credit to the development of bilateral relations in the past five years under Macron's governance, and stressed the stable development of ties has grown more prominent amid the increasingly complicated international atmosphere.

    By Zhao Yusha and Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/25 21:39:20
  • US, EU show keener interest in French elections, 'reflect West's anxiety'

    French voters began casting their ballots in the second and final round of the presidential election on Sunday as the centrist incumbent President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen face a final runoff. The US-led West is closely observing the result as some 48.7 million eligible French voters got to the polls, with most Western media and Wall Street anxiously waiting for the result.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/4/24 22:01:43
  • Suspension of HK chief executive candidate's YouTube sparks urge to impose Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law

    The suspension of the YouTube account of John Lee Ka-chiu, the only candidate for Hong Kong's Chief Executive Election, sparked discussions in Hong Kong about whether it's necessary to come up with countermeasures - for example, by introducing the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law into China's Special Administrative Region (SAR). As the suspension came after US sanctions on Chinese officials on Hong Kong affairs, some experts said the sanctions could be a badge of honor for true patriots, who will not be deterred by those unilateral moves.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/21 22:54:15
  • US vows more weapons supply to Ukraine, aimed at 'prolonged attrition' to Russia

    While the Russia-Ukraine crisis enters a new phase as fighting in the Donbas region intensifies, the US and its Western allies pledged more military assistance to Kiev, ramping up efforts to pressure and consume the power of Russia.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/4/20 22:25:26
  • Shanghai at crucial stage toward zero-COVID goal in communities

    Chinese officials have sought to dispel growing misconceptions and speculations about the country's dynamic zero-COVID strategy and reaffirmed their confidence in what has been widely considered to be the best strategy still to both contain the epidemic and ensure stable economic development, as the battle against the outbreak in Shanghai shows some positive signs and the city is at a crucial stage to strive for zero-case goal in the communities.

    By Chen Qingqing in Beijing and Yu Xi in Shanghai | 2022/4/19 23:41:47
  • HK Chief Executive candidate eyes border reopening with mainland as top work priority if elected

    The Election Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced on Monday the only validly nominated candidate - John Lee Ka-chiu - for the upcoming Chief Executive election, who told reporters that if he is elected, he will immediately launch the work aimed for border reopening with the Chinese mainland.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/18 20:23:23
  • Mariupol capture could be 'a crucial turning point' for Ukraine-Russia conflict

    As Russian claimed that its troops had cleared the urban area of Mariupol, the strategically important port city in southeastern Ukraine, setting a deadline for Ukraine troops in the city to surrender, some experts considered that the battle could be seen as a crucial turning point for the Ukraine-Russia conflict that would have last for two months. Taking Mariupol will help lay the foundation for Russia's next phased military operations in the Donbass and taking the port city could create a land corridor from Lugansk to Donetsk to Crimea.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/4/17 20:46:07
  • Shanghai fights Omicron with persistence and solidarity, offers lesson on importance of sticking to zero-COVID path

    As the city of Shanghai is going through the most difficult time in its fight against Omicron, doubt, anxiety and fatigue are noticeable among local residents and some heart-wrenching stories could easily arouse the public's mood, but more people are finding ways to cheer up, help each other and suggest solutions, as patience and persistence are more crucial to win this hard battle.

    By Chen Qingqing in Beijing and Yu Xi in Shanghai | 2022/4/15 2:02:59
  • Shanghai's daily cases may peak this week; total infections may reach 700,000 in outbreak: experts

    The number of Shanghai's daily new COVID-19 cases may peak this week and the fresh wave may finish as early as the end of next month, experts said, although China's financial hub reported a record high number of daily new infections on Thursday, bringing the total infections in Shanghai to more than 250,000 since March.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing in Beijing, and Yu Xi in Shanghai | 2022/4/14 23:33:11
  • John Lee highlights Article 23 of the HK Basic Law as top priority

    After meeting with about 100 Election Committee members online and listened to their feedback about the government's future policies , John Lee Ka-chiu said he had secured more than 700 nominations as of 6 pm Tuesday. The former chief secretary for the administration, who is now running in the upcoming chief executive election, also highlighted the national security legislation before he planned to submit his nomination form to the Electoral Affairs Commission on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/12 22:12:07
  • Multiple regions learn from Shanghai's experience, take proactive measures for Omicron spread

    Considering the lessons from Shanghai's response to the Omicron resurgence, a number of provinces and cities across China are taking more decisive preventive measures to screen out possible COVID-19 infections through massive nucleic acid testing.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/4/11 22:09:45
  • Negative nucleic acid results within 48 hours required for subway, bus in Wuhan

    Wuhan, the capital city of the province, also required passengers who take public transport such as bus and subway to hold a 48-hour valid nucleic acid test results, the Wuhan Metro Operation Company and Wuhan Public Transport Group announced on Monday as 12 of 33 silent carriers were reported in the city on Sunday.

    By Xu Yelu and Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/11 16:01:57
  • Former RTHK show host Allan Au arrested, 'linked to Stand News'

    Hong Kong Police Force's national security department arrested Allan Au Ka-lun, a media veteran and former host of a RTHK program, on Monday morning for colluding and publishing inflammatory publications, local media reported. The reports said the case is related to Stand News.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/11 11:03:17
  • French election 'a tight race' between Macron and Le Pen

    French voters headed to the polls to cast their vote in the first round of the presidential election on Sunday, which is expected to be a tight race between incumbent President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/4/10 19:09:34
  • HK's John Lee joins Chief Executive race, highlighting national loyalty and rule of law

    Two days after China's central government, the State Council, approved the resignation of John Lee Ka-chiu from the post of Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law, Lee announced on Saturday via an online press conference that he is joining the upcoming Chief Executive election, a decision made out of "the loyalty for the country, love for the city, and sense of duty toward local residents."

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/9 17:03:10
  • China's central govt approves resignation of John Lee who would run for HK Chief Executive

    China's central government, the State Council, on the recommendation of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), decided on Thursday to remove John Lee Ka-chiu from the post of Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council said on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/8 13:12:09
  • 73rd anniv of NATO foundation a reminder of US long-term control of Europe's security

    As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrates the 73rd anniversary of its 1949 establishment, a new poll conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) showed that the majority of Russian people hold a negative attitude toward the bloc that is widely considered as the product of the Cold War. As the real initiator and driving force behind the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the NATO is destroying Europe, some Russian media said, while Chinese experts noted that the only way for Europe to reach its goal of having strategic autonomy is to shake off the long-term US control in terms of security.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/4/5 19:38:23
  • Shanghai in decisive battle against Omicron, admits being inadequately prepared for latest surge

    Shanghai has been beefing up its COVID-19 preventions measures after a 3,000-official meeting on Wednesday night and vowed to adopt a strategy of what it termed "static management of the whole region," citywide nucleic acid testing as its officials admitted being ill prepared for the latest wave of fast-rising infections.

    By Zhao Yusha and Chen Qingqing | 2022/3/31 23:08:28
  • Resignation of 2 British judges won't affect HK's judicial independence

    The resignation of two UK judges from Hong Kong's top court is a political decision and won't affect the city's judicial independence as the special administrative region (SAR) is ensured by the Basic Law, officials and legal experts said. Experts also refuted the groundless accusations made by some foreign politicians over the matter in an attempt to interfere in China's internal affairs.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/3/31 19:44:18
  • Xi to meet EU leaders virtually at key summit, to inject positive energy to world amid Ukraine crisis

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet EU leaders at the China-EU leaders' meeting on Friday during which the Ukraine crisis is expected to be one of the major topics, some Chinese experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Lin | 2022/3/30 22:03:55
  • COVID-hit Jilin urged to fix loopholes in anti-epidemic work

    With public attention focused on surging COVID-19 infections in China's largest metropolis Shanghai, some public health experts have called for greater efforts in fixing severe loopholes in local anti-epidemic work in Northeast China's Jilin Province particularly after a number of workers were reportedly infected during the construction of local Fangcang makeshift hospitals and local residents are faced with a food shortage amid an Omicron flare-up.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/3/30 19:30:58
  • Shanghai enters partial 'pause', vows sufficient daily supplies

    Chinese financial hub Shanghai is now under the city's most stringent antivirus measures ever in a bid to stamp out the surging number of COVID-19 infections, as the ordered two-phase mass testing and sealing-off plans press the "pause" button on the usually bustling metropolis. Public transport, taxis and car hailing services have been suspended in targeted areas, while cross-river bridges and tunnels have been closed. Meanwhile, the government is ratcheting up the building of isolation sites, conducting nucleic acid tests on the city's 24 million people while guaranteeing food supplies and smooth medical channels for its residents.

    By Zhao Yusha, Chen Qingqing in Beijing and Qi Xijia in Shanghai | 2022/3/28 23:06:51
  • NATO summit to fan flames of Ukraine crisis, unlikely to reach major concrete consensus: expert

    As NATO leaders gathered on Thursday to discuss the Ukraine crisis, the US has been mulling new sanctions on Russia to further pressure it. While the military alliance plans to boost military deployments in eastern Europe, it also targeted China - an extraterritorial third-party that has been calling for peaceful dialogue to de-escalate the situation - and continued to distort its role, which, some Chinese experts said, would only fan the flames, resulting in a prolonged conflict and a growing humanitarian crisis that heavily weighs on Europe.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/3/24 21:36:34
  • US fails to trap China over Ukraine at Yang-Sullivan meeting

    On the same day as a seven-hour meeting between senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Rome on Monday which was described by some media outlets as "intense," US Air Force General Kenneth Wilsbach blatantly threatened to teach China a lesson from the Ukraine situation, which could be applied to the Taiwan question. Such conceit was defied by the first direct high-level engagement between Chinese and US officials over the situation in Ukraine on which Washington had tried to misguide Beijing to serve its own interests, although failing to do so as the Chinese side stressed its consistent stance on the issue and urged the US side to correct its wrong words and deeds.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2022/3/15 23:18:00
  • China criticizes US' inconsistency on Taiwan question at Yang-Sullivan meeting as US fails to impose its Ukraine stand

    China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi met with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in the Italian capital of Rome on Monday, elaborating on China's position on the situation in Ukraine and calling on the international community to jointly support Russia-Ukraine peace talks. The two sides also had candid, in-depth and constructive discussions on China-US relations and agreed on jointly implementing the consensus reached by the two heads of state and managing the differences.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2022/3/15 12:38:49
  • China's top legislature approves way to choose HK NPC deputies

    Chinese lawmakers on Friday passed a method for Hong Kong to elect deputies to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC, which stressed that national legislators elected from the special administrative region must be firm patriots and those who have been convicted for harming national security be disqualified.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/3/11 22:39:27
  • Chinese nationals' evacuation in Ukraine complete! All safe: embassy

    The last batch of 115 Chinese students who had been stranded in Sumy under siege safely arrived in western Ukraine's Lviv by train on Wednesday and were warmly received by the Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine, drawing a perfect conclusion to one of China's largest evacuation operations in history. It marked the successful completion of the mission as all 6,000 Chinese nationals in the country were moved to safe regions, the Global Times learned from the Chinese embassy in Ukraine.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2022/3/9 21:03:24
  • Xi's virtual summit with Macron, Scholz to encourage Europe-Russia direct talks over Ukraine

    Chinese President Xi Jinping had a virtual summit with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday in Beijing, supporting France and Germany in promoting a balanced, effective and sustainable European security framework for the interests and lasting security of Europe.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/3/8 22:56:54
  • China vows legislation focus on tackling foreign interference

    China's top legislature vowed to enrich the country's legal toolkit and develop a more comprehensive system of laws and regulations concerning foreign affairs in 2022, after it passed milestone laws and regulations including the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law last year and adopted necessary countermeasures against unjustified extraterritorial application of foreign legislation amid US-led bullying sanctions.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/3/8 22:01:51
  • Central govt 'concerned about epidemic in HK'

    Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Monday expressed the central government's concerns about the raging COVID-19 epidemic in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), as he met with HKSAR deputies to the country's top legislature in Beijing.

    By Zhang Han and Chen Qingqing | 2022/3/7 21:28:24
  • HK advisors propose ambulances transfer, data-sharing amid surging infections in HK

    While about half of Hong Kong deputies and political advisors to the National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are reportedly missing this year's "two sessions" in Beijing due to severe epidemic resurgence in Hong Kong, some came up with proposals about enhancing medical services cooperation between the mainland and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, considered some system bottleneck hindering joint anti-epidemic fight against the fifth wave outbreak that has caused more than 280,000 infections.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Lin | 2022/3/4 13:12:59
  • Urgency of talks arises amid 'rising cost, spillover effect'

    As Russia's military operation in Ukraine entered its seventh day, the world is closely observing the situation as the rising cost of the war is being felt not only by Russia and Ukraine, but also Europe, and has made the second round of negotiations for a possible ceasefire an urgent issue.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Han | 2022/3/3 1:17:10
  • Hong Kong won't be locked down, Lam reiterates amid record daily infection high

    Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam reiterated on Wednesday that Hong Kong will not have a citywide lockdown and the mass testing will take into account the local situation, refuting the circulating rumor that there will be a "full lockdown."

    By Xu Keyue and Chen Qingqing | 2022/3/2 19:13:22
  • New 'sanction' against Russian cats shocks Chinese netizens, trending top on social media

    An international cat fancier society decided to slap harsh restrictions against cats bred in Russia and those belonging to people living in Russia, a latest sanction amid Russia-Ukraine conflict that shocked Chinese netizens, which is trending top on Chinese social media with many netizens questioning "what's all this crisis going on with animals?"

    By Xu Keyue, Chen Qingqing and Shan Jie | 2022/3/2 17:23:09
  • China launches one of the largest Chinese citizens evacuations in Ukraine

    In one of the largest Chinese citizen evacuations in history, the Chinese embassy in Ukraine has already arranged the departure of some 2,300 fellow citizens from the country in just two days. The vast majority of the evacuees, about 2,200, traveled in buses escorted by embassy staff and local police forces to ensure a safe and quick exit to neighboring countries, with the rest going by train, still one of the safest ways out apart from by road.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2022/3/1 23:02:11
  • Exclusive: Beijing Winter Paralympics 'same impressive, splendid and safe' event as Winter Games: IPC chief

    As the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games will take place in three days, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons told the Global Times in an exclusive interview that he expected the same high level of the Games as was seen in the Winter Olympics Games, which were impressive, splendid and safe, and the level of accessibility will remain high, given many efforts that China has made in past years on this aspect.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/3/1 22:06:29
  • Embassy evacuates first batch of 600 Chinese from Ukraine; 1,000 prepared in second batch

    China evacuated the first batch of its citizens from Ukraine on Monday, including over 400 Chinese students from Odessa and 200 from Kiev. There will be nearly 1,000 more Chinese citizens to be evacuated from Ukraine on Tuesday to neighboring countries such as Poland and Slovakia, the Chinese Embassy in Ukraine said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2022/3/1 11:13:25
  • Venues, Paralympic Villages, transportation and medical services speed up transition for Paralympic Winter Games

    With just three days to go until the start of the Paralympic Winter Games, the competition venues, transportation systems, the Paralympic Villages and medical services are speeding the transition from the Winter Olympics for a streamlined, safe and green Winter Paralympics.

    By Zhang Hui, Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi | 2022/2/28 22:21:00
  • Chinese in Ukraine mull alternative evacuation routes with embassy assistance

    Shortly after the Chinese Embassy in Ukraine told the Global Times exclusively on Sunday that it is mulling alternative plans to evacuate local Chinese apart from charter flights, some Chinese nationals there said they are considering driving from Kiev to neighboring countries, and the embassy is coordinating with other Chinese embassies in Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland to facilitate Chinese nationals' trips.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/28 21:47:30
  • Mainland to expand help as HK reports new record infections

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) reported a record high of 26,026 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total amid the fifth wave of the outbreak to more than 150,000. As the number of infections continues to rocket, local hospitals are struggling with shortages of manpower, facilities and experience in treating severe infections, for which the Chinese mainland is ready to offer any help at the request of Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/2/27 22:00:45
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong takes mainland zero-COVID policy as 'successful'; advised to take stricter measures: HK Hospital Authority chief

    Hong Kong has been recording surging COVID-19 infections in recent days, heavily weighing on its local public health system, regarding which Fan Hung-ling, chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, told the Global Times on Wednesday that Hong Kong society acknowledged shortcomings in dealing with the epidemic ahead of the fifth wave, and the city has to learn from the Chinese mainland in its dynamic zero-COVID policy in tracking patients, increasing medical resources like temporary hospitals, and rigorously carrying out quarantine measures.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/2/23 22:03:02
  • China handles complex Ukraine crisis with caution, principle

    The Ukraine crisis sees new change as Russia has decided to recognize two regions in eastern Ukraine as "independent and sovereign states," and the UN Security Council has met on the issue, with China calling on all parties to continue dialogue and consultations and seek reasonable solutions.

    By Yang Sheng, Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2022/2/22 21:17:44
  • Hong Kong to test 7.3 million residents for COVID-19

    Hong Kong will launch mandatory mass nucleic acid testing in March for its 7.3 million residents, who are expected to receive COVID-19 tests three times within the period, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Tuesday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/2/22 18:33:56
  • 'First foreigner labeled as China state-affiliated media' calls unfair Western coverage of China part of systemic slander campaign

    Andy Boreham, a Shanghai-based New Zealander, was recently labeled by Twitter as "China state-affiliated media." This might be the first time a foreigner "gains this coveted title," he told the Global Times in an interview adding that "Twitter is anything but a space for sharing ideas. It is a tool for hegemony and the status quo. And the unfair media coverage of China is just part of the systemic and high-level campaign to continue painting China in the worst possible light."

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/21 23:21:56
  • As Winter Olympics draws to an end, foreign athletes share memorable moments, special bonds with Chinese people

    For some foreign athletes, the trip to Beijing for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games has been unforgettable as some special moments underscore not only the sportsmanship, friendship and solidarity, some qualities the world needs the most amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but also how destiny ties people together, especially those who are living thousands of miles away from each other.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/19 21:03:09
  • HKSAR postpones Chief Executive Election to May, prepares for mass nucleic tests

    By citing the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Executive Council agreed to postpone the Chief Executive Election, which was originally scheduled for March 27, to May 8 as the Chinese city fights the COVID-19 outbreak, Carrie Lam, chief executive of the HKSAR government, announced on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/18 18:42:51
  • Exclusive: Beijing 2022 COVID-19 management to be benchmark for all global sporting events as pandemic continues: IOC member

    The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are coming to a conclusion, and many moments have conveyed the true spirit of the Olympics to inspire athletes around the world. And for some IOC members, the Beijing Games are considered as special forever amid the rising challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/17 1:24:42
  • Liaison office in HK vows to implement Xi's instructions on controlling COVID-19 in SAR, as flare-up continues

    The Liaison Office of the Central Government in Hong Kong said in a Wednesday statement that it will implement the instructions of Chinese President Xi Jinping on the COVID-19 control work in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and will fully support the government's anti-epidemic fight amid a fresh surge in the city, which reported over 4,000 new cases on Wednesday.

    By Wan Lin and Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/16 23:11:21
  • Giant panda new 'evil' to US anti-China lawmakers

    Former US President Richard Nixon, a Republican, made a historic trip to China in 1972, unveiling a new page for US-China relations. But 50 years later, more Republicans take China as a threat with an ideology-centered perspective, as some even began manipulating the symbols of peace and love like the panda and long-term giant panda cooperation research, and breeding programs between China and zoos overseas have now become a new target for the anti-China campaign. The trend reflects a failing country and hysteria of some US politicians, Chinese experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Ji Yuqiao | 2022/2/14 22:11:28
  • Fresh COVID surge engulfs HK's medical system

    Hong Kong sounded the alarm with another 986 COVID-19 infections registered on Thursday, after the city reported a four-digit daily tally on Wednesday for the first time, which threatens to engulf the city's medical system.

    By Liu Caiyu, Fan Wei and Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/10 23:43:53
  • Lithuanian alpine skier says coming to Beijing 2022 a 'dream come true' moment, impressed by China's efforts of hosting the Olympics

    Lithuanian alpine skier Andrej Drukarov shared some videos showing the venues and facilities in the Yanqing area, one of the three venues of the 2022 Winter Olympics, on social media. He told the Global Times on Thursday that his experience has been good and it's indeed a dream come true attending the Olympic Games. The athlete said he does not care much about the diplomatic spat between Lithuania and China.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/10 19:25:30
  • Unprecedented China-Russia ties to start a new era of intl relations not defined by US

    Following the highly anticipated meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, China and Russia issued a lengthy joint statement that elaborated on shared views and consensuses on major global and regional issues and delivered a scathing rejection of the US-led West's hegemony that increasingly threatens global security and stability, a move that experts say ushers in a new era of international relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Hu Yuwei | 2022/2/5 0:00:22
  • Ahead of Xi-Putin meeting, a look back at memorable moments shared by the two close friends

    Over the past decade or so, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have shared many memorable moments during their interactions. They have celebrated each other's birthdays, shared various delicacies and attended sports events together - all pointing to the close friendship between the two leaders as well as the two countries they lead.

    By Chen Qingqing and Hu Yuwei | 2022/2/4 15:17:04
  • WHO chief arrives in Beijing for Winter Olympics – platform for advancing multilateral collaboration

    WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrived at Beijing on Thursday night for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, his second visit to China since the COVID-19 outbreak began in late 2019 and early 2020. 

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/2/3 23:47:15
  • Athletes from tropical country 'qualifying for Winter Olympics a huge accomplishment'

    As one of the tropical countries to the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022, Brazil sent a delegation of 11 athletes scattered throughout disciplines such as alpine skiing, skeleton and bobsled. One of the Brazilian athletes said that for countries like Brazil and China, which are in the stage of ice sports development, athletes being able to compete at the Winter Olympics is already a huge accomplishment, and further engagement with the public will help grow people's enthusiasm for the ice sports.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/3 15:38:49
  • China, Russia are 'stabilizers for challenging world', Xi-Putin meeting to address critical issues, may ink new deals: experts

    A day ahead of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Chinese media that the meeting of the heads of state plays a crucial role in the close cooperation between Moscow and Beijing on the basis of mutual political trust. President Putin noted the two nations will play a pivotal role to safeguard stability in today's challenging world.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2022/2/3 13:32:46
  • 'I almost cried!' Czech ice dancer shares hospitable experiences in Beijing Olympic Village, opposes politicizing Games

    ​After a video posted by Czech ice dancer Natalie Taschlerova showing how much she enjoyed life in Olympic Village and how happy she was when she received a gift bag with Bing Dwen Dwen inside, the 20-year-old Czech athlete shared her excitement with the Global Times on Wednesday, saying that she almost cried when she received the mascot souvenir and has been enjoying her first trip to Olympics to pursue her dream.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/2 16:11:02
  • First Winter Olympics community in Beijing to inspire public with shared enthusiasm

    As Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games says, the Games will not only present the world a wonderful 16-day sporting festival but also will leave an Olympic legacy for the public to become more active in winter sports. The Beijing's first Winter Olympic Games community - Gaojinglu - where he visited in December 2019, is a good example.

    By Xu Keyue and Chen Qingqing | 2022/2/1 20:47:58
  • Exclusive: Beijing 2022 to deliver extraordinary Games in the most difficult circumstances: Samaranch

    In three days, the world will witness the grand opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, marking Beijing as the world's first city to hold both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for Beijing 2022, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Monday that the organizing committee has prepared everything extraordinarily. In full confidence, the Beijing 2022 Games, with the best venues and best winter athletes from around the world, will deliver extraordinary Games in the most difficult circumstances.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/2/1 17:56:55
  • Beijing Winter Olympics venue 'the coolest', hospitality makes best possible experiences for athletes: US bobsledder

    For US bobsledder Carlo Valdes, a member of the US team to the 2022 Winter Olympics, the experiences in Beijing have been awesome so far.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/2/1 15:45:24
  • US camp urged not to fuel Ukraine crisis as Olympic truce takes effect for Beijing 2022

    World athletes are arriving in Beijing, as the world shares the cheerful atmosphere of the great union of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which kindles hope for the world which has been struggling with the pandemic and needs solidarity more than ever. On Friday when the UN resolution to observe the Olympic Truce for the upcoming Winter Olympics took effect, the risks of regional conflict on the Russia-Ukraine border linger.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/1/28 21:01:46
  • 32 world leaders to attend Beijing Olympics amid bankruptcy of US' boycott calls

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, and hold a welcome banquet for at least 32 foreign heads of state, heads of government, members of the royal family and heads of international organizations, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui, Liu Xin and Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/28 14:48:30
  • Hong Kong sets nomination period for chief executive election, releases guidelines

    Hong Kong on Thursday released a highly anticipated guideline for the upcoming chief executive election, and set the nomination period for the race from February 20 to March 5, with the election date set on March 27.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/27 16:23:49
  • Liaison Office chief stresses HK's future lies in integration into nation's overall devt in new year address

    During a New Year address to Hong Kong society on Wednesday, the central government's top official in Hong Kong expressed confidence in the “one country, two systems,” spoke highly of the city's new changes following the implementation of the national security law and the improvement of the electoral system, and stressed that the future of Hong Kong lies in the city resolutely integrating into the overall development of the country.

    By Leng Shumei and Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/26 22:53:51
  • HK Olympians with different backgrounds reflect diversity, shed light on national identity

    Different accents and training backgrounds highlighted the diversity of the Hong Kong Special ­Administrative Region (­HKSAR) as an international city that is expected to be a bridge of ice sports exchanges in Asia, Ski Association of Hong Kong Chairman Edmond Yue told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Tuesday when he referred to the different experiences of three Hong Kong athletes to participate in the Winter Olympics 2022, and said that they are Hong Kong youth who are also Chinese.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/1/26 0:18:56
  • Chinese port cities hit by new round of COVID-19 flare-ups

    Some of China's port cities, which have been at the frontline in fending off the risks of imported COVID-19 cases over the past two years, were again caught in a resurgence of coronavirus cases in recent days.

    By Liu Caiyu and Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/25 21:46:04
  • HK remains open to mainland's assistance in fighting new wave of COVID-19

    Amid new cluster outbreaks in Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, vowed to push forward a vaccine bubble plan and mass vaccination. With a daily testing capacity that can increase to 150,000, Lam said she remained open to assistance from the Chinese mainland when asked by reporters during a weekly briefing on Tuesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/25 15:43:08
  • Taliban delegation meets Western diplomats in Oslo as part of new diplomatic efforts to seek humanitarian assistance, intl recognition

    The Taliban delegation headed by the Afghan interim government's acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi started its first visit to Europe since the Taliban took over Kabul in mid-August last year and met with Western diplomats in Oslo on Monday, a move that has been seen by some observers as the Taliban's new diplomatic efforts to seek humanitarian assistance and international recognition.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xin | 2022/1/25 0:12:42
  • China slams UK for following Cold War playbook

    China warned the UK on Sunday not to follow the Cold War playbook, as it will lead it nowhere, after Britain's top foreign and defense officials talked with their Australian counterparts, aiming to advance AUKUS and convene an ideological clique to counter China and Russia.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/1/23 23:42:34
  • Athletes, not Western politicians, are protagonists of Winter Olympics: Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, VP of Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of HK

    Less than two weeks from the start of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Fan Lingzhi (GT) interviewed Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, vice president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Lingzhi | 2022/1/23 20:24:59
  • Hopes for HK-mainland border reopening around Spring Festival dashed amid city's epidemic woes

    Hopes for the border reopening of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the Chinese mainland around the Spring Festival have been dashed, experts said on Sunday, after the city reported 140 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 104 cases related to the Kwai Chung Estate outbreak.

    By Liu Caiyu and Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/23 19:44:38
  • Chinese Americans still seen as foreigners, says Committee of 100 president

    Even though Chinese Americans have been living in the US for more than 175 years, "we are still seen as perpetual foreigners," said the president of an elite group promoting China-US ties, who called for the federal state, local government and communities to do more to defy long-held stereotypes.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2022/1/22 0:40:09
  • HKSAR to send its largest-ever athlete delegation to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

    As the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is sending its largest-ever athlete delegation to the Winter Olympics, which is composed of two alpine skiers and one short-track speed skater, Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, vice president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Friday that their participation in the Winter Olympics is expected to inspire enthusiasm of Hong Kong youth for ice sports and provide opportunities for exchanges with national team athletes.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Lingzhi | 2022/1/21 22:26:26
  • Exclusive: Proper protocol ensures 'easy, safe' closed-loop life: IOC official

    A senior official from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) praised the anti-epidemic work in the closed loop, saying that the IOC team is able to work very efficiently and the life is easy. A combination of measures such as frequent testing and mask mandatory in line with the Beijing 2022 Playbooks guarantees success.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/1/20 22:41:21
  • NBA players who criticize China welcome to visit to see full picture: Yao Ming

    In response to remarks made by some NBA players on China-related matters, former NBA star player Yao Ming said the sport serves as a bridge of communication, and as long as the bridge exists, time will fix many issues and he is happy to welcome those players who have a negative impression on China to visit the country and see a full picture.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/17 21:02:07
  • Beijing Games poised to be a great success, despite COVID-19 concerns: Yao Ming

    About two weeks ahead of the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, former NBA star Yao Ming, also one of the leading Chinese sports figures to back Beijing's bid for the Beijing 2022, told the Global Times on Monday that he is confident that the Games will be a great success despite COVID-19 risks.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/17 16:14:41
  • HK Police to fully adopt Chinese-style foot drills from July 1

    While the Hong Kong Disciplined Services have been gradually introducing Chinese-style marching since the beginning of 2021, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) decided to fully transform from British style to the Chinese-style foot drills starting from July 1 in both ceremonies and all levels of foot drills and daily etiquette, a spokesperson of the HKPF told the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/13 22:29:49
  • First LegCo meeting unveils good democracy in HK

    As the 7th Legislative Council (LegCo) completed its first meeting on Wednesday after electoral reform ensured that only patriots can govern the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the chamber not only featured a new look that underscores the constitutional status of the city, but was also filled with a rational and constructive atmosphere.

    By Leng Shumei and Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/13 0:24:44
  • One year after Capitol Hill turmoil, 'Biden failed to heal America from Trump's shadow'

    Just one year ago, Capitol Hill in Washington, DC was stormed by supporters of former US president Donald Trump, yet the US continues to suffer from the failure to handle the COVID-19 pandemic and the endless struggle between left and right, or red and blue, with many Americans and even observers worldwide believing they attached too much hope on the new Democrats' administration led by President Joe Biden to fix the problems and clean up the mess.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/6 0:17:02
  • Closure of seditious news outlets in HK shows 'bottom-line' must not be crossed

    The closure of several Hong Kong online media outlets triggered criticism from some Western media over a so-called deteriorating or eroding freedom of the press in the city, which was refuted by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) officials and observers, as the fate of two online media - Stand News and Hong Kong Citizen News - has nothing to do with press freedom, and anti-China forces challenging the bottom line of the rule of law of Hong Kong in the name of press freedom must be held accountable.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/4 22:47:15
  • Local COVID-19 cluster in HK may delay reopening to mainland: analyst

    According to the Center for Health Protection of Department of Health of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong reported 29 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 40 cases that tested preliminarily positive on Sunday. Analysts said it "will make sense" if the reopening plan between Hong Kong and the mainland is further delayed due to the resurgence in cases.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2022/1/3 23:52:31
  • Could US pandemic get more lethal in the first month of 2022?

    When Americans in New York, Boston, Las Vegas and elsewhere were celebrating the New Year with shouting, kissing and dancing while ignoring health experts' advice to wear masks and keep social distance, the epidemic in the US is riding a roller coaster going up at speed, breaking daily records in case numbers and leaving many to wondering when this latest wave will peak, and how high it will be.

    By Zhang Hui, Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/1/3 22:21:45
  • First oath-taking for LegCo members of HKSAR in front of national symbols, enhancing awareness of national identity

    Hong Kong's 90 new lawmakers were sworn into office on Monday, as the seventh-term Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) began its four-year term of office on Saturday. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, administered the oath-taking ceremony.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/3 11:05:54
  • Update: HK Citizen News' fate on heels of Stand News shows no room for anti-govt media to defy constitutional order: experts

    Hong Kong's online news outlet, Citizen News, is scheduled to stop operations on Tuesday, a decision that was made following the shutdown of Stand News. While the chief writer and editor of Citizen News claimed on Monday that the decision was made over concerns on whether future coverage would violate the law, observers said the ambiguous stance cannot disguise the fact that Citizen News has played a notorious role in instigating social divergence and defying the constitutional order of Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/3 0:11:37
  • China dismisses frail US meddling in HK affairs with more sanctions; Stand News case not about 'free press'

    No matter how hard US-led Western forces such as politicians and media outlets try to distort law enforcement on Hong Kong news site Stand News and use so-called freedom of the press to slander Chinese authorities, their ill-intentioned attempts won't change the fact that the site is suspected to have violated local laws, and Chinese authorities, including the HKSAR government, will spare no efforts to safeguard national security. Such resolute determination only makes foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs much weaker, even trivial, experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/30 21:43:48
  • Stand News comes to an end, as 'no place' for anti-China tool in name of free press

    After the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) arrested seven people on suspicion of sedition on Wednesday and searched the offices of Stand News in Kwun Tong, the online news site announced it would cease operations after police froze HK$61 million ($7.82 million) of its assets. Some senior executives and former senior executives of the news site such as the former editor-in-chief Chung Pui-kuen and a board member Denise Ho, who is also an infamous secessionist singer, were among the arrestees, on the charge of colluding and publishing multiple inflammatory articles.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/29 21:34:13
  • Jimmy Lai, six others face new charge of printing inflammatory publications; case will give media clear reference, more freedom

    Jailed Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, as well as six other people with the newspaper, faced a new charge of printing and disseminating inflammatory publications as they returned to local court for another pretrial hearing on Tuesday, which experts said would provide the public with a much clearer view of inflammatory publications and lead local media outlets to have much more freedom in their work.

    By Chen Qingqing and Leng Shumei | 2021/12/28 22:01:31
  • HK residents pack entry ports into mainland for festivals despite 14-day quarantine, anticipate quarantine-free passage

    With the approach of the New Year and the Spring Festival, the most important occasion for Chinese families' reunions, Hong Kong residents have embarked on their long-overdue journeys back to their hometowns in the Chinese mainland despite long queues at the border checkpoints and the 14-day mandatory quarantine upon entering the mainland.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/27 22:09:43
  • Western democracy doesn't work in HK, no change to CPC-led democratic path in HK: senior experts

    A week after a white paper on Hong Kong's democratic progress under the "one country, two systems" policy was released on the heels of the Legislative Council (LegCo) election, three senior experts on Hong Kong affairs, including a former official from the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, further clarified the democratic path that Hong Kong has to pursue, saying that the white paper serves as an official textbook for Hong Kong's democracy and fighting back against US-led Western criticism over the latest LegCo election.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/27 19:33:54
  • When its own democracy fails, why still try to sell it to HK? Senior Chinese policy advisor fights back against Western countries' criticism over HK election

    Top Chinese policy advisors on Hong Kong affairs slammed the recent criticism made by some Western-led blocs such as the G7, Five Eyes and EU over Hong Kong's electoral system reform and the Legislative Council (LegCo) election, saying such criticism only reflects the old-fashioned colonial mindset of the West while they face severe crises in their own democracies.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/27 10:46:14
  • Lesson of Soviet Union's collapse 'helps China develop socialism successfully'

    The former socialist superpower the Soviet Union (USSR) collapsed on December 25, 1991, while China, a major power which chose the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics different from that of the USSR, has become the biggest economy on a purchasing power parity basis. It is also the most powerful and successful socialist country en route to realize modernization and industrialization without choosing the Western capitalist model, as well as "the most important strategic competitor" in the eyes of the US.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/26 23:38:00
  • Was this the last Christmas with COVID-19?

    Nurses spent Christmas this year in ICUs in France amid the Omicron surge, while thousands of flights were canceled globally due to the spread of the new variant, keeping many families apart. Many people around the world are tired and frustrated of having to spend another Christmas with COVID-19, but after the WHO forecast that the pandemic will end next year, many have asked the question: Was this the last Christmas under the shadow of COVID-19?

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2021/12/26 21:56:44
  • HK's next chief executive must serve with determination, act with no thought of personal gain: Exclusive interview with former LegCo president

    The next Legislative Council (LegCo) will not become a 'rubber stamp' legislature, as the true purpose of free speech is to solve problems in a rational way rather than opposing each other violently. The previous LegCo became a place just for the opposition only because of different political positions, and it even led to street violence, former LegCo president, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who is also a member of the Candidate Eligibility Review Committee, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/12/24 1:16:17
  • Alpine skiing venue for Beijing Winter Olympic Games in final preparations, creating new jobs for Chinese millennials

    The Yanqing ski hub in northwestern Beijing, a major venue for alpine skiing for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, entered the final preparations and the highly expected event also created new job opportunities such as skiers specialized on electricity maintenance.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/23 22:24:42
  • Controversial statue used as political tool to attack CPC governance removed by HKU

    The University of Hong Kong (HKU) on late Wednesday night dismantled a controversial statue previously known as the Pillar of Shame from its campus, to rule out potential safety risks posed by the aged, fragile statue and potential legal risks based on local laws in Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2021/12/23 17:30:02
  • Xi praises new electoral system, highlights HK democratic path

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in Beijing on Wednesday for her annual duty report trip, two days after the Legislative Council (LegCo) election successfully concluded, which ushered in a new era for local governance.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/22 22:25:00
  • West 'cries foul' after losing battle on HK, attempt to incite color revolution fails

    After Hong Kong concluded a successful Legislative Council (LegCo) election, G7, EU and Five Eyes alliance could not wait to point a finger at it, which was considered as a staged political farce and a scene of "crying foul" after the West-led cliques completely lost the battle to contain China by interfering in Hong Kong affairs, experts and officials said. They noted that using so-called democracy as cover for such an ill-intentioned attempt is their last fig leaf as China wields an anti-interference battle.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/21 21:31:23
  • China condemns 'Five Eyes', EU, G7 smears on HK LegCo election, calling it staged political farce

    Chinese Foreign Ministry's commissioner officer in Hong Kong, the Chinese embassy in the UK, the liaison office of the central government in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government condemned the smears and irresponsible remarks made by Five Eyes countries, the EU and G7 on Hong Kong's Legislative Council election, urging them to stop any form of interference in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/21 8:49:09
  • All 90 members of HKSAR's 7th-term LegCo elected, ushering in effective governance with patriots-only principle

    All the 90 members of the 7th-term Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) were elected on Monday. They were elected by the Election Committee constituency (40 seats), functional constituencies (30 seats), and geographical constituencies (20 seats) after over 1.35 million Hong Kong residents voted on Sunday.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/20 9:19:01
  • Exclusive: Candidate from opposition camp refutes West's smear of LegCo election as 'selection'

    As some Western media outlets, along with secessionists like Nathan Law Kwun Chung and Ted Hui Chi-fung, questioned the legitimacy of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) elections by hyping the absence of pan-democratic candidates, Tik Chi-yuen, former vice chairman and founding member of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview that as a candidate from the opposition camp who had been nominated and supported by pro-establishment figures, his participation in the election fully shows that the central government is expecting a diverse LegCo with broad representation.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/12/19 21:08:01
  • 'Milestone moment': Voting begins in HK for first LegCo election after electoral reform

    The highly expected Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) election, the first since the electoral reform ensuring patriots governing Hong Kong, started on Sunday morning. Some local residents told the Global Times that they got up very early to cast their votes as the new election signaled a new era for local governance.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi | 2021/12/19 8:36:25
  • 'Zero tolerance on act of sabotage,' HK authorities on high alert ahead of LegCo voting day

    Hong Kong law enforcement authorities are on high alert to fend off any act of sabotage and illegal acts of interfering in the fairness of the Legislative Council (LegCo) election, which is scheduled to take place from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm on Sunday, with the police deploying over 10,000 police officers. The local disciplinary watchdog issued a new warrant to arrest secessionists like Nathan Law who constantly smear the election and call for blank votes.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/18 16:26:53
  • HK LegCo candidates gear up for 1st election without threats and provocations; residents prepare to defend new normal by voting

    It has been a very busy week for candidates running for the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) election, to be held on Sunday, as some of them have a packed schedule for campaigning, attending forums to mobilize the public to vote, and using all kinds of social media platforms.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2021/12/17 20:04:20
  • HK authority sues two for instigating blank votes, first time to bring up the offense since electoral reform

    The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) sued two people on Thursday for reposting a post of Ted Hui Chi-fung, the absconded former opposition lawmaker, which was instigating others to cast blank votes in the upcoming LegCo election. It was also the first time to bring up such new offense since the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance amendment in May. Legal experts in Hong Kong pointed out that the case also showed that relevant regulations play a role of deterrence, and such determined law enforcement could stop anti-government rioters from manipulating the election.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/16 20:21:06
  • GT investigate: How big a crime for HK LegCo opposition to obstruct over 100 bills by filibustering?

    With the upcoming 2021 Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo) elections, it is hard to fathom how chaotic the past few years have been with opposition lawmakers using the filibuster and other malicious tactics to paralyze the legislature and causing a large number of bills related to people's livelihoods to be blocked or delayed.

    By Hu Yuwei and Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/15 21:46:07
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