Chen Qingqing
Reporter, Beijing
Chen Qingqing co-leads the Global Times China desk. She covers diplomacy, Hong Kong affairs and Chinese tech firms.
  • China, UK to strengthen cooperation on zero emission vehicles amid green energy push: UK ambassador

    China-UK cooperation on zero emission vehicles is expected to remain strong in the future as both nations are ramping up efforts to realize their commitment on zero emissions on a certain deadline, Caroline Wilson, UK Ambassador to China, said on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hongpei | 2021/10/13 22:29:46
  • Exclusive: UK, China share 'unique opportunity' to work together to protect planet, says UK envoy to China

    With the UK hosting COP26 and China hosting COP15 this year, the UK and China have a unique opportunity to work together to protect our planet, our economies and our livelihood, and we will play an active role in negotiations and use COP26 to deliver solutions that also support biodiversity, Caroline Wilson, the British Ambassador to China, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2021/10/13 20:51:37
  • HKPF receives 180,000 tips on national security, pushes forward counter-terrorism campaign by enhancing public awareness

    The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) National Security Department has so far received over 180,000 messages reporting possible clues for national security issues, and it has vowed to push forward an all-out campaign in mobilizing the residents in joining the counter-terrorism work, according to a statement the HKPF sent to the Global Times on Tuesday night.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/13 19:07:05
  • US submarine may have made a 'stupid mistake' in the South China Sea on the recent collision: expert

    As to the US military's silence over the USS Connecticut's recent accident, Li said it is linked to the previous flaunt of US presence in the South China Sea, which "reinforces the possibility that the USS Connecticut made an embarrassing stupid mistake in the South China Sea that they do not want to talk about."

    By Zhao Juecheng, Fan Wei, Chen Qingqing and Leng Shumei | 2021/10/12 23:05:54
  • UPDATE: India's unreasonable demands in 13th military talks 'risk new conflict'

    China and India held the 13th round of corps commander-level talks on Sunday, during which India insisted on unreasonable and unrealistic demands, adding difficulties to the negotiations, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command said in a statement released on Monday.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/11 7:18:41
  • Xi stresses peaceful reunification, calls Taiwan secessionists 'serious threat' to national rejuvenation

    At a gathering marking the 110th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Taiwan question will be resolved along with national rejuvenation and warned that secessionists are a serious threat to that mission, and that those who betray the country will be judged by history.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/9 11:31:59
  • HK at best of its time to embrace Northern Metropolis plan: experts

    In her latest policy address on Wednesday, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam unveiled a plan to transform northern Hong Kong into a metropolis covering about 300 square kilometers. Experts noted that it is the best time in Hong Kong for this ambitious plan, which is expected to be a historic opportunity for the city to get back on track.

    By Cui Fandi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/7 22:31:20
  • Exclusive: Act with strength or US won't back off: Ex-Alstom executive on China's victory in Meng Wanzhou's case

    Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, recently signed a deferred prosecution agreement with the US and returned to China after being detained in Canada for over 1,000 days. Meng's story reminds many of a similar incident that occurred years ago when the US used its long-armed jurisdiction powers to strike down a senior executive from the French energy and transport company Alstom. Former Alstom executive Frederic Pierucci, who told this story in his book titled Le Piège Américain (The American Trap), talked with the Global Times (GT) reporter Chen Qingqing in the latest interview, sharing his thought on the Meng incident and its significance, especially concerning counteracting the US' use of its legal system to wage an economic war.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/7 17:43:39
  • Exclusive: China's victory on Huawei Meng Wanzhou's case to curb use of US long-arm jurisdiction: ex-Alstom exec

    China's victory on the incident of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou could help slow down the process during which the US uses its legal system to wage an economic war against specific companies and inspire more countries to stand up in counteracting the long-arm jurisdiction of the US, former Alstom executive Frederic Pierucci told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/2 13:34:55
  • China urges US to clear to-do lists after Meng, bring ties on right track

    While some observers considered resolving the incident of Huawei's senior executive Meng Wanzhou as pulling out a nail in China-US relationship, a Chinese official urged the US to take action in correcting other mistakes on the two lists that China presented to the US in July after it has corrected one - the release of Meng.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/9/28 22:35:22
  • McDonald's in Hong Kong apologizes after chicken wings ad draws ire for disrespecting police officer who sacrificed her life in operation

    McDonald's in Hong Kong apologized after it was slammed for being cold-blooded as its "crispy chicken wings" advertisement sparked an outrage for disrespecting a Hong Kong police officer who sacrificed her life during an anti-smuggling operation.

    By Liu Caiyu and Chen Qingqing | 2021/9/28 18:18:52
  • Attacker sentenced to 9 years in prison for stabbing pro-establishment HK lawmaker Junius Ho

    The man who stabbed Hong Kong's pro-establishment legislator Junius Ho Kwan-yiu in 2019 during a district election has been sentenced to nine years in prison, after he confessed his assault was on purpose, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said on Monday. However, Ho said the final verdict is unfair as the court decided to charge the man of intentional assault rather than the original charge of intentional murder. Ho said the man's intentions to kill were clear when the man stabbed him on his chest in 2019.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/9/27 17:42:39
  • 'If faith has a color, it must be China red': Patriotism prevails as Meng Wanzhou arrives on home soil

    Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrived at the Shenzhen Baoan Airport Saturday night after a 13-hour flight from Vancouver after she was freed by the US and Canadian authorities that found her not guilty, with no punishment in fraud charges.

    By Chen Qingqing and Shen Weiduo | 2021/9/25 21:55:42
  • Chinese people eagerly wait for Meng Wanzhou's return; related topics top social media charts

    Huawei's Meng Wanzhou reached a landmark deal with the US Justice Department on Friday that will allow her to return to China, under which the senior executive of the Chinese company has not pleaded guilty. It marks the end of Meng's nearly three-year detention in Canada, and may help ease the frozen China-Canada tie and frictions between China and the US, experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Shen Weiduo | 2021/9/25 7:28:38
  • Exclusive: Unreasonable to presume SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from lab: Chinese leader of WHO-China joint expert team

    In an exclusive interview with the Global Times, Liang Wannian, the Chinese leader of the WHO-China joint expert team, denounced the lab leak hypothesis put forward by some politicians under the continuing US-led politicization of the SARS-CoV-2 origins tracing, saying that some who insist on the hypothesis have mixed personal feelings or personal subjective judgments.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/29 21:46:40
  • Exclusive: Chinese leader of WHO-China joint expert team says 2nd-stage probe should focus on earlier suspected cases around the world

    an exclusive interview with the Global Times(GT), Liang Wannian, team leader of the Chinese side of the WHO-China joint expert team, reiterated that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) had never contacted, stored, or studied any novel coronavirus before December 30, 2019.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/29 20:23:39
  • 1,000 days on, detention of Meng Wanzhou overshadows China-Canada ties

    As August 26 marks the 1,000th day since Chinese citizen Meng Wanzhou was arbitrarily and illegally detained by Canadian government at the request of the US government, Chinese diplomats and experts once again urged the Trudeau administration to quickly correct its mistake of serving as Washington's willing accomplice that has dragged China-Canada relations to freezing point and cast a shadow over future prospects not only in politics but also in trade and business.

    By Chen Qingqing and Shen Weiduo | 2021/8/26 20:00:44
  • Victory of pro-establishment candidates at HK Law Society council election 'a wake-up call' for those hijacking professional groups: ex-chief

    The victory of five candidates who support the pro-establishment camp at the Hong Kong Law Society's council election serves as a wake-up call for those who still have the illusion about using professional groups to provoke radical anti-government movements and advocate for so-called freedom as well as democratic values but with the true intention of instigating secessionism, the former president of the Law Society told the Global Times.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/26 0:34:26
  • China asks WHO to investigate Fort Detrick, UNC bio labs through diplomatic channel

    The Chinese envoy to the UN Office at Geneva has sent a letter to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, reiterating China's consistent position on the COVID-19 origins tracing and requesting a transparent investigation with full access to the labs of Fort Detrick and the University of North Carolina (UNC) in the US.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/8/25 22:37:54
  • Harris pushes ahead with Vietnam visit; 'lip service in Asia trip can't save US tainted image'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry and experts blasted US Vice President Kamala Harris' remarks which accused China of "intimidation" in the South China Sea and undermining the rules-based order, saying that US rules-based order means "arbitrary intervention" in sovereign countries considering what is happening in Afghanistan.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Han | 2021/8/24 23:49:28
  • HKSAR govt could step in if Law Society dominated by pro-opposition candidates: experts

    As 11 candidates raced for five seats on the Hong Kong Law Society's council on Tuesday, the professional body has been repeatedly warned not to put politics above professionalism. Some legal experts warned that if the group is dominated by pro-opposition candidates, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government may probably step in by closely monitoring Law Society's future conduct and statement or may end cooperation with it.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi | 2021/8/24 22:57:32
  • Over 10 million people call for release of Meng Wanzhou

    While the lawyers of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou wrapped up marathon extradition hearings on Wednesday (Canadian time), the Global Times-launched online petition in demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Meng collected over 10 million people signatures as of press time on Friday, reflecting a collective public voice in urging the Trudeau administration to stop playing the role of the willing accomplice of the US government and setting up such a well-plotted trap for the Chinese citizen to curb China's high-tech industry.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2021/8/19 21:05:52
  • Update: 5 million people sign petition calling for Canada's releasing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou; 'a collective public will' shouldn't be ignored

    In 12 hours, more than one million netizens around the world have signed an open petition launched by the Global Times on Wednesday night in demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou, as she has been arbitrarily detained by Canada for nearly 1,000 days.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/19 8:16:32
  • GT launches online petition demanding Meng Wanzhou's release as her detention approaches 1,000 days

    Click here to join the online petition demanding Meng Wanzhou's release as her detention approaches 1,000 days

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/8/18 23:48:40
  • Disbandment of HK's largest opposition alliance sounds warning to the rest of radicals

    Hong Kong's Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), the biggest opposition alliance in the city, announced in a statement that it will disband following a unanimous resolution, starting Sunday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi | 2021/8/15 20:49:16
  • Canadian judge unusually questions validity of US' claim for extradition of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou as legal battle enters final stage

    As the case of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou enters its final stage after two years of legal wrangling, a Canadian judge on Thursday appeared skeptical of the arguments made by prosecutors, questioning the validity of the case by the US against Meng, a court hearing note acquired by the Global Times showed.

    By Chen Qingqing and Shen Weiduo | 2021/8/13 17:31:22
  • Update: China rejects WHO's next-phase origins study based on non-scientific evidence, calls on US to 'open its door'

    China rejects the WHO's next-phase origins-tracing work proposal as it is not based on the scientific evidence gathered from the first-phase study jointly conducted by Chinese and foreign experts in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province earlier this year. The proposal was also made without full consultation with member states, a senior Chinese diplomat said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/13 14:00:18
  • Canadian businessman jailed for 11 years for spying in verdict showing China's resolve to safeguard judicial integrity

    A court in China on Wednesday sentenced Canadian businessman Michael Spavor to 11 years for foreign espionage and the illegal provision of state secrets, a day after the death sentence of a convicted Canadian drug trafficker was upheld, in what analysts called a clear show of China's resolve and determination to safeguard its independent judicial system and national interests despite baseless attacks and mounting pressure from the West.

    By Cao Siqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/11 23:58:39
  • Hyping 'COVID city' a joke, misreads China's zero-case route to serve biased narrative

    A Chinese net user's post suggesting "COVID city" to fend off the virus to maintain China's zero domestic infection approach, which was ignored by most Chinese and ridiculed by some who noticed the post, was reported by Asia Times on Monday and made a splash due to some Western media who lack understanding of China's COVID-19 response strategy but are eager to depict it in line with their negative perception of the strategy.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2021/8/11 1:06:39
  • Exclusive: Source reveals US intelligence tricks in making up 'virus origins' and next move of taming WHO

    The so-called probe into the origins of the novel coronavirus, as directed by US President Joe Biden to intelligence agencies, is ongoing, and US senior officials believed that despite the probe achieving no breakthroughs, its purpose is to consume China's diplomatic resources, increase the bargaining chips for dialogue and hedge China's influence, a source close to the matter told the Global Times.

    By Cao Siqi, Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/8/10 22:08:43
  • US No.1 failure in anti-epidemic fight: think tanks

    Does the US rank No.1 in COVID-19 resilience? A report jointly issued by three Chinese think tanks on Monday unveiled the truth of America's fight against the coronavirus, which indicates that the US deserves to be the world's No.1 anti-pandemic failure, apart from being the No.1 political blaming country, No.1 pandemic spreader country, No.1 political division country, No.1 currency abuse country, No.1 pandemic period turmoil country, No.1 disinformation country and No.1 origins-tracing terrorism country.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2021/8/9 23:13:40
  • US urged to drop ideology-driven epidemic work amid Delta variant rampage

    The US has seen its average daily COVID-19 infections reaching a new record high of 100,000 amid the Delta variant rampage, repeating the nightmare of the country's failures in fighting the coronavirus over the past year with the highest death toll and confirmed cases around the world.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/8 21:27:44
  • Huawei accuses US of mischaracterizing evidence, as Meng Wanzhou's legal battle enters final stage

    As the legal case of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou enters its final stage, Huawei Canada said in a statement sent to the Global Times on Thursday that the US manipulated the case by mischaracterizing and omitting the evidences in order to build a case of fraud.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/5 12:23:23
  • “We know better than anyone else how to protect ourselves,” Wuhan people handle current COVID-19 flare-up with high vigilance, organized manner

    In roughly 48 hours after only seven domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were detected, Wuhan, a city of 11 million, announced citywide nucleic acid testing, canceled offline education activities and halved tourist flows at major scenic spots. To other parts of the world that are used to hundreds or even tens of thousands of daily cases, the reaction may seem like making a mountain out of molehill. But for Wuhan, it all makes so much sense.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2021/8/4 23:11:24
  • Gateways to China enhance 'firewalls' against Delta variant, cold-chain transmission remains in focus

    As authorities in Nanjing said Tuesday that 44 percent of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city can be connected to staff at the Lukou international airport, the worst outbreak in China since that in Wuhan in 2020, the spotlight is again focused on Chinese ports and airports that have been at the frontline in battling imported infections since China cleaned up massive domestic infections last year.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2021/8/3 22:14:35
  • Vaccination to achieve herd immunity, rigorous controls helpful for countering Delta variant

    China is not the only country fighting against the mutated variant of the SARS-CoV-2, which emerged late last year and began to rampage in recent days as more countries like the US and Singapore revised their public health guidelines amid a surge in Delta variant cases. Cities in Australia and Cambodia are being placed under lockdown again to curb the highly contagious variant.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/2 22:26:16
  • 31 provincial-level regions warn against unnecessary travel amid rampaging Delta variant infections

    As 31 provinces and regions across China on Monday issued warnings to their residents, suggesting that they stay at home in light of the outbreaks fueled by the rampaging Delta variant, Chinese officials and health experts stressed the strong infectivity and transmissibility of the mutated variant and urged the country to learn lessons from the latest outbreaks to fill the loopholes of anti-epidemic work - especially in hospitals and airports where infection risks are high.

    By Liu Caiyu and Chen Qingqing | 2021/8/2 21:18:40
  • Delta variant challenges China's hard-won epidemic victory

    Fresh COVID-19 outbreaks in multiple cities across China sparked fresh concerns about whether the outbreak in eastern Chinese city Nanjing would lead to a nationwide resurgence in cases, and whether the current vaccines can successfully fend off the risks brought by the rampant Delta variant. Some have raised doubts over whether the rigorous prevention measures adopted over the past year will still work.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2021/8/1 21:33:25
  • Senior US officials kick off 'unusually frequent' visits to SE Asian countries

    Senior US officials' "unusually frequent" visits to the Southeast Asian nations expose both Washington's anxiety and declining confidence in marshaling regional countries against China, analysts said, after US Vice President Kamala Harris, hard on the heels of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, is set to visit Southeast Asia.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2021/8/1 20:49:14
  • 1st national security case in HK hands down 9-year sentence, sets strong precedent for radicals

    Leon Tong Ying-kit, the first person to be convicted under the national security law for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), was sentenced to nine years in prison due to separatism and terrorist activities, which was hailed by legal experts as a combination of deterrence and fair penalties, setting an example for upcoming national security-related cases.

    By Wang Qi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/30 15:21:33
  • US terrorizes on COVID-19 origins-tracing: official

    Chinese diplomats rejected again the political agenda driven by the Biden administration on the SARS-CoV-2 origins tracing and denounced the US government for engaging in a "terror-making" campaign on the matter. As it has become clearer that Washington is turning the origins studies into a political maneuver, more foreign scientists have regretted contributing to the US-led conspiracy theory that has been seriously impeding global efforts in scientific research. Some believed that the latest meeting between the US and WHO senior officials was merely "playing politics."

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/29 21:57:11
  • 'Dangerous path' for New Delhi to lean on Washington

    The visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to India on Wednesday exposed Washington's two-faced China policy, as he highlighted threat posed by Beijing during his meetings with Indian leaders and officials, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, while playing the "Tibet card" by meeting a representative from the so-called Tibetan government-in-exile.

    By Chen Qingqing and Lu Yameng | 2021/7/29 0:26:54
  • Anti-foreign sanctions law likely to be included in HK Basic Law Annex III

    The recently enacted Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law is likely to be included in the Hong Kong Basic Law Annex III at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, from August 17 to 20 in Beijing, sources confirmed with the Global Times on Wednesday. According to official announcement, agendas involving the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Macao Special Administrative Region will be discussed during the meeting. The Chairmen's Council suggested the meeting should consider the draft decision on the addition of national laws listed in Annex III of the two SARs.

    By Cui Fandi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/28 17:55:14
  • HK's first NSL verdict finds Leon Tong guilty for inciting secession and terrorism

    Three judges have reached a decision on the first trial under the national security law for Hong Kong - Leon Tong Ying-kit was found guilty of inciting secession and terrorism. Observers noted the landmark verdict will set a precedent for upcoming national security cases including the trial of pro-secessionist media tycoon Jimmy Lai.

    By Cui Fandi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/27 15:32:44
  • Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister lays out China's bottom line at talks with Sherman

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi ,clarified three bottom lines that China upholds and the US should not challenge to prevent China-US relations from moving out of control during his meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman on Monday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/27 1:23:50
  • China elaborates bottom lines, suggests remedial measures

    By urging the US to correct its wrong mindset and wrong actions - the main cause for a stalemate to the already struggling China-US relations - China raised sharp questions to Biden's No.2 diplomat on Monday that how could the US seek any good results of the bilateral ties with its policy of suppressing China?

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2021/7/26 23:48:39
  • China, US to start dialogue amid new tensions and high attention

    In a break from the past approach, when the Chinese side often released a goodwill gesture before a China-US meeting while the US exerted pressure on China, this time before the visit of US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, China announced it is sanctioning six individuals and one entity of the US, a move that Chinese observers said could become a new normal in China-US interaction.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/26 1:33:40
  • China confirms visit from No. 2 US diplomat, demands no interference in its internal affairs

    Late Wednesday night, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that the US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, will visit North China's Tianjin from July 25 to 26, a visit arranged after the US proposal to exchange views on China-US relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2021/7/22 0:08:55
  • Update: Another Apple Daily executive arrested by HK police, three denied bail

    The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) arrested a 51-year-old former male editor on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security, the HKPF said in an email sent to the Global Times. Local media said the arrested person is Lam Man-chung, former executive editor-in-chief of Apple Daily.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/21 15:11:13
  • US turns cyberspace into another anti-China battlefield, 'futile to contain Beijing'

    In an apparent attempt to contain China and as part of its ceaseless efforts to form an anti-China chorus among its major allies, the Biden administration is seeking to turn cyberspace into a new battlefield by ganging up with its allies to accuse China of conducting cyberattacks worldwide, an allegation that was swiftly denounced by Chinese diplomats, internet institutions and experts as China has always been a long-term victim of US cyberattacks.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/7/20 23:13:39
  • Half a million Chinese netizens sign joint letter to the WHO demanding a probe into the US' Fort Detrick lab

    A total of half a million Chinese netizens have signed a joint letter to the WHO as of Sunday, demanding the organization conduct an investigation into the US' Fort Detrick lab, a place whose sudden shutdown is still shrouded in secrecy which has not been subject to any scrutiny from the international community. They believe a thorough probe into the US lab could prevent a future epidemic.

    By Zhao Yusha, Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2021/7/18 21:32:36
  • Chinese FM's 2nd visit to Mideast in half a year highlights significance of China-Middle East ties

    After concluding a weeklong visit to some Central Asian countries, shedding light on regional stability, especially China's approach on the political settlement of the Afghan issue, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Syria on Saturday and is scheduled to visit Egypt as well as Algeria this week, underscoring China's independent foreign policy, again striking a sharp contrast from the West, while also unleashing a positive message to the Middle East in countering the negative influence of the US.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/18 21:05:51
  • Exclusive: Newly appointed Hong Kong second-in-command on ensuring only patriots will prevail through election reform

    John Lee Ka-chiu was appointed as chief secretary for administration on June 25, which is the No.2 position after the chief executive of the HKSAR government. On July 6, Lee was also appointed as the chairman of the Candidate Eligibility Review Committee for local elections.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/15 21:09:48
  • Exclusive: Ensuring no one disguises as a patriot in upcoming elections 'top priority': HK chief secretary

    As chief secretary for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and the chairman of the Candidate Eligibility Review Committee for local elections, John Lee Ka-chiu told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview that the priority of his work will be to make sure that nobody disguises as a "patriot" to take part in the upcoming elections, and in addition to the banned behaviors listed in local regulations, the committee will also consider candidates' conduct in a comprehensive way.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/14 22:07:50
  • More reforms to be done as HK has severe problems in education sector: Ip

    A year after the national security law for Hong Kong took effect and as the city undertook electoral reform, social stability has been restored in the special administrative region and black-clad protests are a thing of the past. The city, as one of the world's major financial hubs, has also seen positive changes by breaking an unproductive political infighting cycle and fixing loopholes in local governance, which can no longer be abused for purposes of engaging in subversive activities.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/13 21:06:53
  • High time for CPC to dispel misunderstanding and engage in open interaction with HK residents: Cheung

    A year after the national security law for Hong Kong took effect and as the city undertook electoral reform, social stability has been restored in the special administrative region and black-clad protests are a thing of the past. The city, as one of the world's major financial hubs, has also seen positive changes by breaking an unproductive political infighting cycle and fixing loopholes in local governance, which can no longer be abused for purposes of engaging in subversive activities.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/13 20:54:00
  • Another five arrested for planning bomb attacks in Hong Kong

    The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) on Monday arrested another five suspects who were involved in planning bomb attacks in the city after nine had been detained.

    By Wan Lin and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/12 19:21:39
  • Huawei says Google's new AAB format won't hamper HarmonyOS progress

    Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei told the Global Times on Sunday that Google's switch to the AAB format, also known as Android App Bundles, will neither affect the experience of HarmonyOS users nor slow the development of the OS as some media reports have speculated.

    By Chen Qingqing and Shen Weiduo | 2021/7/11 19:37:31
  • US acknowledging Taiwan viewed as a part of China – a precondition of engagement 50 years ago – even more valid today: Kissinger

    On July 9, 1971, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger made a secret trip to China, unveiling a new era for the China-US' relations. Fifty years later, amid growing difficulties of relations between the world's two largest economies, the 98-year-old former US official called for maintaining the essence of this trip - the commitment of both sides to end conflicts by putting aside divergences and seeking dialogue.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/9 12:56:16
  • European Parliament HK resolution not binding, no bearing on EU: analysts

    Just a few days after the holding of the China-France-Germany virtual summit where the top leaders of the three countries reached an agreement to expand cooperation, some politicians in the European Parliament are trying to interrupt the recovering China-Europe ties again by using the “human rights” and China's Hong Kong affairs as excuses to launch a new round of provocations.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/8 23:30:57
  • HK election vetting committee appointment 'authoritative, representative'

    As an important step in implementing the electoral reform in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government appointed seven members to the Candidate Eligibility Review Committee (CERC) on Tuesday, led by Chief Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu and six other members, including three government officials, underscoring that the committee is authoritative, representative and fair.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi | 2021/7/6 20:48:14
  • HK govt's chief secretary John Lee will lead vetting committee to screen candidacy for local elections

    John Lee Ka-chiu, chief secretary for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, was appointed as the chairman of the candidate qualification review committee for local elections. The committee is composed of six other members, among them three are government officials, the government's chief executive Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/6 10:52:05
  • Positive changes in HK's legal system as it undergoes de-colonization process: officials

    At a legal forum held by Hong Kong Department of Justice on Monday, senior officials of the central government overseeing Hong Kong affairs said it's cheerful to see positive changes in law enforcement in the city since the national security law for Hong Kong took effect. The local legislature needs to complete "de-colonization," the officials added.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/5 20:04:51
  • Central govt's full jurisdiction over HK, Macao highlighted in Xi's speech

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said Thursday that we will stay true to letter and spirit of the principle of "one country, two systems," ensuring that the central government exercises overall jurisdiction over Hong Kong and Macao, and implement the legal systems and enforcement mechanisms for the two special administrative regions (SARs) to safeguard national security while protecting China's sovereignty, security and development interests.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/1 21:09:05
  • Huawei's Meng to introduce new evidence showing US charges 'groundless;' an opportunity to end case

    Huawei's Meng Wanzhou will seek to introduce new evidence this week in fighting to end the extradition case. The new evidence seeks to show the false and misleading arguments made by the US. This could be an opportunity to end the legal battle at its final hearings scheduled for August.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/30 10:08:33
  • Officials work on details to bring HK civil servants to mainland posts

    While the Hong Kong Secretary for the Civil Service urged Hong Kong civil servants to adapt to the local governance reshuffle and has communicated with the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and Guangdong Province to implement the exchange program for civil servants soon, authorities are still discussing the detailed arrangement of the program, a senior official told the Global Times on Tuesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/29 20:22:02
  • China, Russia agree to extend good-neighborliness treaty as Putin congratulates CPC on centenary in phone call with Xi

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held a video meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday three days ahead of the centennial of the Communist Party of China and upon the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the signing of Russia-China Treaty on Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xin | 2021/6/28 17:32:41
  • Apple Daily editorial writer arrested; Stand News removing articles

    While Fung Wai-kong, former Apple Daily editorial writer, was arrested late Sunday night on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces in endangering national security, Stand News, another online news in Hong Kong, announced it will remove all the op-eds and commentary articles it published before May.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/28 12:51:42
  • Xi, Putin to meet online, underscoring unwavering strategic partnership

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a video meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the timing of which, Chinese experts said, embodies a special significance just days before the Communist Party of China (CPC) celebrates its centennial, and the second interaction between the two top leaders within six weeks would further enhance the strategic bilateral partnership amid growing worries in the US over China-Russia ties.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi | 2021/6/27 22:44:21
  • As Neo Democrats disbands, experts call on HK opposition parties to adjust their behavior

    The Neo Democrats, another group from the pan-democracy camp in Hong Kong, announced on Saturday it is to disband given the rapidly changing political environment of Hong Kong, after some of its members were arrested and all district councilors are required to pledge allegiance to the Basic Law and the Hong Kong SAR government soon.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/27 22:17:57
  • HK chief expects more contributions from city's tech community to national aerospace program as lunar soil on display in HK

    Lunar soil brought back by China's moon mission was on display Saturday in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said in the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition that she expected more engagement and contributions from HKSAR for the country's aerospace program as the national platforms provide Hong Kong's tech communities with brighter prospects.

    By Liu Caiyu and Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/26 16:53:26
  • HK's reshuffle of senior officials highlights national security still the key task

    China's State Council appointed former Hong Kong security chief John Lee as Chief Secretary for Administration of the #HKSAR, former commissioner of police Chris Tang Ping-keung as new Secretary of Security.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Han | 2021/6/25 11:18:47
  • Apple Daily closure ends West's political fantasies

    As pictures circulated on social media on Thursday showing a number of local residents lining up in front of newsstands seeking to get a copy of the final edition of Apple Daily, with some trying to amplify a sentiment of sadness by calling it a “painful farewell,” local officials and scholars in both Hong Kong and the mainland said such small scale-lamentation remains insignificant in the face of the overwhelmingly positive change the once riot-plagued city has experienced over the past years.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/24 22:43:51
  • HK to celebrate CPC's 100th birthday in open, unprecedented scale

    Festive vibes fill Hong Kong with a week away from the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and also the 24th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, which some local residents see as unprecedented, as it would also be the first time in Hong Kong to celebrate the birthday of the CPC on such an open and large scale.

    By Xu Keyue and Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/23 22:53:39
  • HK secessionist tabloid Apple Daily to end its edition on Thursday

    After the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) arrested another staff member of Apple Daily on suspicion of violating the national security law, the pro-secessionist tabloid announced on Wednesday that it will issue its last edition on Thursday amid mounting financial pressure.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/23 15:36:23
  • HK buses, trams 'put on new suits' featuring CPC elements to celebrate Party's 100th anniversary

    With a week away from the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and also the 24th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, buses and trams in the special administrative region have “put on new suits” in red featuring CPC elements to celebrate the big day.

    By Xu Keyue and Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/23 14:09:44
  • Swedish court ruling on Huawei 'politicized', placing Ericsson in peril: analyst

    Swedish court has on Tuesday decided to uphold a ban on Huawei selling 5G network equipment in the country; the move, a purely politicized decision without any facts and evidence base, will not only delay global 5G progress as Huawei is a major contributor, but may also put the fate of Ericsson in danger, analysts said.

    By Shen Weiduo and Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/23 12:52:28
  • Huawei 'disappointed' over Sweden's latest ruling, urges 'unbiased' standards on 5G

    The Swedish telecom authority failed to produce any facts or evidence to demonstrate that Huawei's equipment has technical security issues, and the latest court ruling in the country against the Chinese company's 5G equipment is disappointing but the firm will continuing pursuing its legitimate rights on the issue, Huawei told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/23 8:47:16
  • Apple Daily to face complete shutdown

    The board of Next Digital, the parent company of the pro-secession Apple Daily, decided on Monday to shut down the paper and its digital news service soon, setting the deadline on Friday to make the final decision on the matter amid mounting financial pressure to maintain normal operations, local media reported on Monday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/21 21:53:39
  • HK Security Bureau to handle matter of frozen assets of Apple Daily in line with law: spokesperson

    A spokesperson from Hong Kong's Security Bureau told the Global Times on Monday that endangering national security is a very severe crime, and freezing assets of Apple Daily is in line with relevant law that targets all criminal activities after media reported on Monday that the pro-secession tabloid may not be able to pay staff due to a shortage of funds and could face an imminent risk of closure after authorities froze the company's assets under a national security law.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/21 15:23:53
  • Calls to shut down Apple Daily mount as observers see it as'legitimate, necessary'

    While Apple Daily has been struggling to continue operations amid low funds after the arrests of its senior executives, and the police search of its offices and the freezing of its assets, lawyers and experts in Hong Kong consider the suspension of the paper's operation and a complete shutdown as a legitimate and necessary move given its misdeeds on suspicion of violating the national security law amid rising calls for a clampdown on this "poisoned Apple."

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/20 23:26:40
  • Five executives of Apple Daily arrested on national security charges, shutdown of paper 'can't be ruled out'

    The latest arrest of the editor-in-chief of the Apple Daily, along with four other senior executives of Next Digital - the parent company of the newspaper - and the freezing of assets worth millions would have a lasting effect, legal experts said, after Hong Kong police searched again the newspaper's office on Thursday, adding that the worst possible scenario for the paper, which has been in disguise as "fighter for freedom of speech," could be a complete shutdown.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2021/6/17 22:40:14
  • How century-old CPC appeals to youth today

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) is preparing to celebrate its centenary anniversary in July 1, but it still shines with young vitality, as more than a third of its 92 million members are under 40. How did the centenarian Party, founded by young people, still manage to engage in young people? How do Chinese youth today, who grew up in peace, showered by the country's booming economic and social development, and who are the cohort most exposed to the West, view the Party differently from their parents or grandparents? Does the passion for contributing to the Party remain strong in those youngsters?

    By Zhao Yusha, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/6/15 0:18:39
  • China's newly passed Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law to bring deterrent effect against Western hegemony

    Top lawmakers in China on Thursday voted to pass the highly expected Anti-foreign Sanctions Law, providing a comprehensive legal basis for blocking illegal foreign sanctions and preventing Chinese individuals and entities from suffering the damage resulting from such illegal sanctions. The new law will also offer sufficient legal foundation for taking an equal position with the West by imposing necessary countermeasures, Chinese legal experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xin | 2021/6/10 15:29:24
  • Washington to rally 'symbolic solidarity' at G7, fix ties with allies

    As US President Joe Biden on Wednesday embarked on an 8-day trip to Europe, "China" and China-related topics, including a reference to the island of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang, are expected to top his agenda, calling for support from Washington's major allies not only in Europe but also in the Asia-Pacific.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Keyue | 2021/6/10 0:19:03
  • GT exclusive: WSJ-cited lab report on COVID-19 origins provides no new info, just 'pathetic story to push political agenda'

    With US media and politicians again citing so-called "reports and evidence" hyping "the lab leak theory" on the question of COVID-19 origins, echoing US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's latest claim on the conspiracy, a source close to the WHO origins-tracing team told the Global Times on Tuesday that some politicians and so-called scientists are grasping for any pathetic story to push their political agenda.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/8 13:10:04
  • Anti-foreign sanctions draft law proposed to top legislature

    The draft law for anti-foreign sanctions was proposed to the meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Mon, providing strong legal support and guarantees for China's counter measures against foreign discriminatory moves in accordance with the law.

    By Chen Qingqing and Li Qiaoyi | 2021/6/7 19:46:40
  • CPC emerges stronger, firmer to original aspiration through the haze of 1980s

    After the self-correction in the late 1970s to heal the country from the damage of the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), the CPC kicked off reforms and opening-up in 1978. China achieved an enormous economic and social progress and enhanced connections and interactions with the world in all aspects, but in the late 1980s, another "darkest hour" arrived due to the impact of Western liberalist thought and some problems such as corruption from inside the Party with the ongoing reforms and opening-up.

    By Yang Sheng, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/6/4 16:43:39
  • Why CPC strong leadership key to leading China over crucial test, en route to rejuvenation through 100 years

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese people are gearing up for grand celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Party on July 1 – a truly remarkable milestone for the CPC and the over 1.4 billion Chinese people.

    By Yang Sheng, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/6/4 1:13:20
  • British envoy to China wishes safe trip for new Chinese ambassador to UK in a tweet

    Zheng Zeguang, a veteran diplomat, who was once "the youngest vice minister" of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, has reportedly been assigned as the new Chinese Ambassador to the UK, according to the British Ambassador to China's shared post and some people familiar with the matter.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/3 19:36:56
  • Biden's Tulsa massacre speech 'political performance' as white supremacy carved in genes of the West

    US President Joe Biden's speech on the Tulsa Race Massacre was more like a political performance to help the US regain its moral high ground before using genocide accusations against other countries, and no matter how loud the US and the West boasted about fighting against white supremacy, it has been carved in their genes and emerged as race massacres in the colonial era and manifested in geopolitical tactics in modern times, analysts said.

    By Liu Xin and Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/2 23:32:44
  • Huawei launches HarmonyOS 2.0 in ambitious move to counter US ban, dominance

    Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei on Wednesday night officially launched the 2.0 version of its self-developed operating system (OS), the HarmonyOS for smartphones, in its latest bid to shrug off the US' crackdown. The move also paved the way for the Chinese firm to challenge Google's and Apple's dominance in current and future OS ecosystems.

    By Shen Weiduo, Chen Qingqing and Fan Lingzhi | 2021/6/2 21:44:00
  • WHO works with Italy to retest samples of COVID-19 study, indicating 'intl experts start tracking down virus origins outside China'

    The World Health Organization (WHO) and some of its scientists confirmed to the Global Times on Wednesday that the agency is working with researchers in Italy and a reference laboratory to retest the samples of a study that suggested the coronavirus may have been circulating in Italy since autumn 2019, earlier than in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/2 20:41:56
  • Consensus by top diplomats underscores whole picture of China-EU ties

    A wide-ranging consensus after in-depth and candid exchanges between a senior Chinese official and foreign ministers from four European countries fully underscored the whole picture of the China-EU relationship, which won't be limited by the current deteriorating situation between China and the European Parliament that jeopardizes the interests of the continent in echoing a US-led ideological battle against China, experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/6/1 22:31:19
  • Scientists prepare rebuttal letter to Science on virus lab leak theory: insider

    A number of preeminent epidemiologists and scientists in China and overseas said it's absolute nonsense to let intelligence agencies lead COVID-19 origins-tracing work, and some scientists are working on a letter to Science magazine to rebut the "lab leak" theory, a source close to the matter informed the Global Times on Monday, after the UK intelligence unit, following Washington, said it believes it's "feasible" that the pandemic began from a Chinese lab leak.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/31 22:08:39
  • Foreign ministers' trips to China create positive synergies amid China-EU conflicts

    In spite of recent tensions between the EU and China over a number of issues such as human rights and the bilateral investment deal, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met several foreign ministers during the weekend – the first face-to-face meetings since the European Parliament froze the highly expected EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/30 21:18:40
  • Jimmy Lai gets 14 more months for illegal assembly, a further signal of clear, independent HK judicial system free of foreign interferences

    Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was sentenced 14 months in prison on Friday alongside nine others, including several former district councilors, for taking part in illegal assembly on October 1, 2019, one day after Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) finalized local amendments for election overhaul.

    By Zhang Han and Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/28 16:04:00
  • 'Ridiculous' for Biden to customize a 90-day 'scientific' probe on virus origins

    Despite US President Joe Biden showing his resolve to find out whether the coronavirus emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident in a latest attempt to hype the virus-leakage conspiracy theory, scientists and foreign affairs experts from the US and China said they do not expect a credible report from the untrustworthy US intelligence community in 90 days as it is not a scientific institution at all.

    By Leng Shumei, Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/5/28 0:01:34
  • Hong Kong finalizes local amendments for election overhaul

    With the Legislative Council (LegCo) completing a review of a number of amendments on Thursday as part of the improvement of the Hong Kong electoral system, Hong Kong is accelerating the process of ushering in a proper system of governance, which ensures only patriots running for public office, and shields the city from rioting, citywide rampages, endless filibustering tactics from the radical opposition and the risk of color revolutions.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/5/27 21:38:39
  • HK completes local amendments for election overhaul, moving into 'fast & smooth' track for upcoming elections

    With the Legislative Council (LegCo) completing the review of a number of amendments as part of the improvement of the Hong Kong electoral system on Thursday, Hong Kong has been accelerating the process of ushering in a proper governance system in which only patriots run for public office, saving the city from rioting, citywide rampages, endless filibustering tactics from the radical opposition and the risk of color revolutions.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/27 16:13:48
  • Battling behind the scenes: US pressuring WHO on coronavirus origins tracing

    Upholding the true spirit of science, valuing facts and advocating for solidarity rather than confrontation in face of the pandemic should be a major lesson learned from the past year and shared at the ongoing 74th World Health Assembly (WHA), however, the US, exploiting its return to the WHO under the Biden administration, is turning the pivotal meeting, supposed to summarize the virus-fight experiences, into a battleground between science and politics.

    By Leng Shumei, Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/26 23:52:06
  • China, Russia eye fixing 'global disorder' amid US withdrawal

    China and Russia held a new round of strategic security consultations on Tuesday in Moscow, and during the frequent interactions between the two major powers in recent months, the world has showed a dangerous trend of disorder or tensions in some regions, including the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Western Pacific, due to global strategic shift made by the US,

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/26 0:18:39
  • WHA starts, vowing to end vaccine 'scandalous inequity'

    While the world is struggling to end the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed people's lives in the most dramatic way, with over 167 million infections and over 3 million death toll until now, the 74th World Health Assembly began on Monday. Considered to be the most pivotal one in its history, the event covers a number of crucial topics including WHO reforms, vaccine equity and a potential pandemic treaty.

    By Chen Qingqing and Leng Shumei | 2021/5/25 0:58:06
  • Wuhan Institute of Virology lab director refutes WSJ report on sick staff, calling US intelligence doc 'a complete lie'

    The so-called US intelligence report on sick staff at the Wuhan Institute of Virology is an outright lie that came from nowhere, Yuan Zhiming, director of the institute's Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, told the Global Times on Monday, refuting the latest report from the Wall Street Journal about an undisclosed US intelligence report indicating three researchers from the lab became sick in November 2019.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/24 12:51:13
  • Lithuania's decision to quit China-CEEC 17+1 won't change fundamentals of platform

    Other European countries are unlikely to follow suit after Lithuania announced over the weekend that it has withdrawn from the 17+1 cooperation mechanism between China and Central and Eastern Europe Countries (China-CEECs), as the country in the Baltic region, pressured by the US on security and ideology issues, has played an insignificant role in the China-CEEC mechanism, Chinese experts said on Sunday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Yang Kunyi | 2021/5/23 23:39:30
  • Exclusive: China provides 2,000 oxygen cylinders to Nepal among other medical supplies, says Chinese ambassador

    To help Nepal fight the latest surge of COVID-19 infections, China has so far shipped 2,000 oxygen cylinders and 10 ventilators to Nepal, in addition to 200 oxygen generators from Chinese companies in the country, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqin told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/5/18 22:58:39
  • Jimmy Lai pleads guilty over another unauthorized assembly

    Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and nine other defendants behind Hong Kong's social turmoil pleaded guilty on Monday to organizing and taking part in an unauthorized assembly on October 1, 2019.

    By Cui Fandi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/17 21:36:29
  • Ex-WTO official warns of attempts to split multilateral trade system

    With an eye on the 12th Ministerial Conference, scheduled to take place in November, a former senior official of the WTO said China firmly supports a widely expected reform of the body, who also warned some members using the reform to weaken and split the WTO is “the biggest danger” the multilateral trade system faces today.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/5/14 20:18:39
  • Western anti-China politicians turn blind eye to stable life, happy festivals in Xinjiang

    Wearing traditional clothes and a hat, a senior Uygur resident in Kashi danced happily with hundreds of local residents and visitors in front of the Id Kah Mosque - this is the way some Muslim residents in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region celebrate the Eid-al-Fitr on Thursday.

    By Liu Xin and Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/13 22:13:40
  • Political factors aside, Ericsson can't compete with Huawei: analysts

    Commenting on Huawei's exclusion from Sweden's 5G rollout and the fate of Ericsson in China, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Gui Congyou urged Sweden to stop politicizing Huawei's 5G equipment and said that Ericsson's situation in China will be decided by the Chinese market and consumers.

    By Chen Qingqing and Shen Weiduo | 2021/5/12 22:23:40
  • Hong Kong LegCo adopts bill requiring oath-taking by all district councilors

    The Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) voted on Wednesday to approve the bill on public servants' candidacies and taking up offices, requiring all district councilors to swear allegiance as soon as next month. The move was widely applauded, as loyalty pledges by civil servants and people who run for public positions are a basic political and ethical standard.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/12 21:50:36
  • Results could be 'disastrous' if new variant in India further expands to South Asia with its impact on vaccine effectiveness unknown: experts

    The World Health Organization (WHO) labeled the SAR-CoV-2 variant first identified in India as "a variant of global concern," which shows that the mutation may be more transmissible, be more likely to cause infections, and more potent than current vaccines, some Chinese experts said. They warned that if the epidemic affects more of India's neighboring countries, it could lead to a disastrous crisis.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/11 20:33:39
  • Exclusive: Sweden faces 'last chance' on Ericsson's fate in China over 5G equipment test involvement after Huawei fallout: source

    Chinese mobile operators have invited Swedish firm Ericsson to participate in their 5G equipment test and the invitation, which offers the Swedish firm an opportunity for "interview" to access China's 5G market, could be the last chance for Sweden to pull back its wrong decision to exclude Chinese firms such as Huawei from participating in its country's 5G construction, a source close to the matter told the Global Times on Monday.

    By Shen Weiduo, Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2021/5/10 21:24:15
  • India put on table by EU as 'backup plan' for trade; sidelining China only 'wishful thinking'

    When some Indian and European officials hailed the resumption of trade talks and agreement on enhanced partnership to seek replacement of China amid growing opposition toward the China-Europe investment deal, some Chinese observers consider that sidelining China through an EU-India tie-up is wishful thinking that has only a symbolic meaning, as disputes between India and Europe such as prevailing protectionism in India and different attitudes on a US-proposed vaccine waiver plan will hinder talks.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/9 20:28:40
  • New Zealand torn between Western allies, domestic interests in China stance: experts

    New Zealand's back-and-forth attitude on whether to call China's Xinjiang policy "genocide" showed that it is struggling to act in line with its "Western identity" while carefully weighing its own interests with China, Chinese experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/6 18:42:01
  • China's suspension of economic dialogue with Australia 'a necessary step' to defend national interests: analysts

    China's top economic planner announced on Thursday that it is suspending indefinitely all activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, marking the first time that a diplomatic mechanism between the two countries was frozen on the heels of downward spiraling bilateral relations.

    By Li Xuanmin and Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/6 10:45:57
  • US takes subtle moves to rope in G7 allies against China

    With China topping the agenda of the Group of Seven (G7) meeting as foreign ministers of member states have been urged to coordinate and form a common stance in addressing the “challenges” posed by China, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected claims of a “Cold War” between the US and China, signaling that rather than making all-out efforts to form an anti-China choir, the Biden administration is making subtle moves to align its allies, Chinese experts said, noting that in return, EU officials' mixed signals on the ratification of its most promising investment deal appear to be a gesture of echoing the “alignment sentiment” in the face of growing domestic pressure.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2021/5/6 0:09:59
  • Exclusive: China accelerating production and delivery of 40,000 more oxygen generators ordered by India: Ambassador

    China will make its utmost efforts to provide help to India in accordance with the demands of the Indian side, and the production of at least 40,000 oxygen generators as the orders placed by India is underway. Chinese companies will soon deliver necessary medical supplies to India, Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Bai Yunyi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/5/1 9:16:09