Chen Qingqing
Reporter, Beijing
Chen Qingqing co-leads the Global Times China desk. She covers diplomacy, Hong Kong affairs and Chinese tech firms.
  • Chinese firms can narrow AI gap with US within 1 or 2 years: founder of cybersecurity company

    The main difference between China and the US in artificial intelligence (AI) lies in "determining the technical direction," but once the direction is determined, with China's strong advantage in its rapid learning capabilities, the gap will be narrowed within one or two years, said Zhou Hongyi, founder and chairman of 360 Security Technology who is also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference to the upcoming two sessions.

    By Liu Caiyu, Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2024/2/24 13:22:42
  • Top official's visit to Hong Kong demonstrates central govt's position on Article 23 legislation, clears doubts: experts

    Xia Baolong, the central government's top official overseeing Hong Kong and Macao affairs, started his seven-day trip to Hong Kong on Thursday, meeting a number of local government officials and learning from the progress that the city has made in its transition from good governance to prosperity.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/22 22:44:27
  • Chinese FM meets with Macron in Paris, concludes Europe trip

    French President Emmanuel Macron met with the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Paris on Tuesday local time, where Wang also co-chaired a new round of strategic dialogue between China and France.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/21 20:40:32
  • Hometown witness: Return of traditional temple fairs brings 'old Beijing' back, demonstrating vitality of city, inheritance of culture

    Traditional temple fairs in Beijing made a big comeback this Spring Festival, after being put on hold for four years because of the pandemic. The Global Times reporters visited the temple fair during the holiday in person and were deeply shocked by its popularity and strong festival atmosphere.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Yuying | 2024/2/19 20:06:33
  • Hong Kong DAB deputies to upcoming two sessions make proposals on enhancing patriotic education, facilitating cross-border travel

    Ahead of the annual national two sessions - National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) - scheduled in early March, delegates of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) to the upcoming two sessions have put forward on Monday at least 30 proposals, including enhancing the patriotic education and pushing forward new measures in facilitating cross-border travel.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/19 18:41:50
  • Ukraine's security pacts with France and Germany serve as political commitment: experts

    After Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky secured security pacts with France and Germany, as concerns over funding from the US grow, the Ukrainian military announced the withdrawal of troops from the strategic stronghold of Avdiivka in the Donetsk region. Experts believe that there is no need to over-interpret the strategic significance of the Ukrainian military's withdrawal even though the capture of Avdiivka by Russian forces has political significance, especially as the Russia-Ukraine conflict approaches its two-year mark.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/17 21:04:21
  • World leaders extend Chinese New Year greetings

    As the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, approaches, a number of world leaders extended their greetings to the Chinese people and communities, as this year's festival will be the first since the UN General Assembly decided to list the Lunar New Year as a UN public holiday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/7 19:38:09
  • Solidarity, resilience shine on road home for Spring Festival

    When the Spring Festival travel rush of 2024 coincided with a wave of severe blizzards and freezing rain weather, the worst since 2009, key transportation hubs like Central China's Hubei and Henan provinces are facing formidable challenges.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Yuying | 2024/2/6 21:24:34
  • Senior Hong Kong officials further clarify on Article 23 legislation, saying 'foreign interference offense' conviction has at least 3 elements

    Senior local officials from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) made further clarifications on Sunday on the Article 23 legislation including public's criticism of local governance but rejecting deliberately provoking hatred, major conditions for the conviction of foreign interference offense, and materials related to the critical infrastructure falling into the scope of state secret.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/4 21:24:14
  • Western slander of Article 23 made out of 'prejudice, defamation, and malicious intention'

    In response to some misunderstandings and confusion about the Article 23 legislation in Hong Kong, local legal experts and political representatives have made a series of clarifications on the original intention of the legislation, which aims to prevent, stop and punish acts and activities endangering national security and to target only a very small number of criminals while protecting the basic rights of the majority.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/2/1 18:58:46
  • China expected to play bigger role in Middle East: Yemeni official

    China said on Tuesday that it supports Yemen's sovereignty, territorial integrity and supports the legitimate government of the country and a resolution to the Yemen issue through political means. Amid the escalating Red Sea crisis, Yemen also expects China to play a bigger role in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/31 19:15:09
  • Hong Kong begins public consultation on Article 23

    Hong Kong announced on Tuesday a public consultation period for the long-awaited Article 23 legislation, which will last till the end of February. The new law, proposed to be titled as the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance, aims to comprehensively address national security risks and will play a complementary role to the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/30 20:56:21
  • HK begins public consultation regarding Article 23, adds new items including prohibitions on foreign interference

    Hong Kong officially launched the public consultation process regarding the Article 23 legislation on Tuesday, which is considered a necessary step to enhance national security law's enforcement and effectively prevent activities that compromise national security.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/30 11:59:06
  • Mainland, HK implement arrangement to recognize each other's judgments of civil, commercial court cases

    The Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) jointly implemented an arrangement on Monday allowing the mainland and the HKSAR to recognize and enforce each other's judgments in civil and commercial court cases, which is hailed as an important milestone and considered as conducive to enhance Hong Kong's status as international legal service and dispute resolution center.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/29 21:48:45
  • Chinese embassy in Nauru reopens, unveiling new chapter for China-Nauru relations

    The reopening ceremony of the Chinese Embassy in Nauru took place on Monday local time during which representatives from both the Chinese and Nauru governments jointly unveiled the plaque for the new facility, opening a new chapter for the bilateral relations between China and the South Pacific Island country.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/29 20:26:40
  • Update: World's first cloned endangered Xizang cattle species born

    The world's first cloned endangered Xizang cattle species have been born, the local government in the Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region confirmed in a WeChat post on Monday. This is also the first time that cloned cattle were successful delivered in Southwest China.​

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/29 11:43:15
  • Wang-Sullivan meeting creates momentum for future progress in China-US ties, contention on Taiwan question to persist: experts

    Senior Chinese and US diplomats Wang Yi and Jake Sullivan concluded meetings lasting more than 12 hours on Friday and Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand, which were characterized as “candid, substantive and fruitful” strategic communication on implementing the consensus reached by the two heads of state at the San Francisco summit. Chinese experts believed that the latest talks signaled that both China and the US hope to stabilize bilateral relations through strategic dialogues, creating momentum for future progress, but the contention between the two countries over the Taiwan question is likely to persist, and potentially intensify.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/28 15:48:17
  • Tragic fire accident in Jiangxi caused by violations during construction work

    After a tragic fire accident in a building basement in in Xinyu city of East China's Jiangxi Province killed 39, local authorities mandated that all off-campus training institutions suspend their training activities as investigations found that some vocational college students attending an educational consulting training session were unfortunately among the casualties.

    By Chen Qingqing and Du Qiongfang | 2024/1/25 10:53:34
  • Western criticism over National Security Law for Hong Kong 'ridiculous, shameless'

    Hong Kong officials, legal experts and policy advisors refuted remarks made about Hong Kong by some Western countries and experts at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting in Geneva, saying that some unfounded and untrue remarks about the Special Administrative Region stem from misconceptions and a lack of understanding about what was happening in the city.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Geneva and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2024/1/24 21:20:45
  • Luminous China-France relations set tone for EU, exemplify independence and mutually beneficial cooperation: envoy

    Sixty years ago, on January 27, 1964, the Xinhua News Agency and Agence France-Presse simultaneously issued a joint statement, making France the first major Western power to establish diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China. Looking back, what lessons can the development of China-France relations offer to Western countries in their relations with China?

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2024/1/24 19:30:30
  • China, Nauru resume diplomatic relations, open a new chapter of bilateral ties

    In about one week after Nauru's announcement to sever “diplomatic relations” with China's Taiwan region, China and Nauru officially resumed diplomatic relations on Wednesday in Beijing, unveiling a new chapter in their bilateral ties and cooperation.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2024/1/24 12:20:06
  • India's concerns over Chinese research vessel to Maldives 'reflects hegemonic mentality'

    While the Maldives is set to host a Chinese research vessel in the coming days, the Indian Navy is closely monitoring the vessel, which could raise fresh concerns from New Delhi, according to media reports. Some Chinese experts consider that India's worries and hype over the Chinese research vessel for their "military purposes" reflects its hegemonic mentality as it perceives South Asia and the Indian Ocean as its sphere of influence.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/23 20:36:28
  • NATO launches largest exercise since Cold War

    NATO is mobilizing some 90,000 troops to hold its largest exercise since the Cold War this week, which is scheduled to run through May, prompting Russia to say that the scale of the exercises marks an "irrevocable return" of the alliance to Cold War schemes, according to media reports. Some Chinese experts see the holding of a drill of this scale as primarily aiming to consolidate its military morale when the Russia-Ukraine conflict will soon mark its second anniversary and Ukrainian forces make lackluster achievements on the battlefield.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/22 21:27:06
  • China urges relevant parties to avoid adding fuel to Red Sea tension

    With global concerns rising over the prolonged Red Sea crisis, which not only causes a severe impact on shipping routes but also poses risks to the post-pandemic economic recovery, China has called for an end to attacks on civilian ships and urged the parties concerned to avoid adding fuel to the tensions in the Red Sea, as some Chinese experts noted that US military actions are exacerbating the Red Sea crisis.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/21 23:06:51
  • China, Philippines hold new round of bilateral consultation meeting, agree on improving sea-related communication

    China and the Philippines held the eighth meeting of the China-Philippines Bilateral Consultation Mechanism (BCM) on the South China Sea in Shanghai on Wednesday amid rising tensions, and the two sides agreed on improving the sea-related communication mechanism and handling maritime emergencies, especially the situation on the Ren'ai Jiao (also known as Ren'ai Reef).

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/18 8:47:05
  • Philippines continues S.China Sea provocations

    Amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines persists in its provocative actions and maneuvers despite repeated warnings from China.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/17 21:37:02
  • China strongly rebukes US' remarks on Nauru severing 'diplomatic ties' with Taiwan region

    China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition on Tuesday toward the US State Department's latest remarks on Nauru severing “diplomatic ties” with the Taiwan authorities.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/16 18:59:30
  • Exclusive: Cultural exchanges play unique role in enhancing mutual understanding between China, France: Chinese ambassador

    China and France mutually respect, understand and appreciate each other with cultural exchanges playing an irreplaceable role in this relationship, and 2024 is poised to be a landmark year in the history of China-France cultural exchanges, Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye told the Global Times in an exclusive interview as the two countries unveil a series of cultural exchange activities.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/14 21:46:59
  • Jimmy Lai trial discloses his close connections with US political figures

    The trial of Jimmy Lai, founder of Next Digital and three Apple Daily companies, charged with colluding with foreign forces, entered its seventh day on Monday when the prosecution began reading a 61-page statement of admitted facts, detailing the police's discovery of email communications on Lai's phone with his assistant Mark Simon, former US deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz, and former vice chief of staff of the US Army Jack Keane, among others.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/8 20:40:18
  • Disclosure of Epstein list tears off 'fig leaf' from US political elites: experts

    As the disclosure of the Epstein list shocked US society, it also has triggered a wide range of discussion across China's internet as some experts believed the timing of the disclosure is driven by the upcoming presidential election, particularly as it implicates former US president Donald Trump. Overall, the release of the list has once again torn off the "fig leaf" from the US political elites, intensifying ordinary people's disdain and disillusionment toward them, some experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/4 23:05:46
  • Facts, evidence of Jimmy Lai's collusion with foreign forces 'clear, legally persuasive'

    The trial of infamous anti-China disruptor Jimmy Lai, also the founder of Next Digital Media, along with three companies associated with the Apple Daily newspaper, entered into its fifth day on Wednesday for alleged violations of the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong. While some Western political figures attempted to refute allegations of conspiracy in Lai's case, legal experts believe that presenting evidence of Jimmy Lai's collusion with foreign forces will be legally persuasive. Based on the materials provided in the trial, the facts and evidence of Lai's collusion with foreign forces are clear, some experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/3 22:36:12
  • District Councilors in Hong Kong take oaths, vowing to serve as bridge between HKSAR government and communities

    A total of 470 District Councilors swore an oath of allegiance on Monday to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and the Basic Law as they were the first group of elected District Councilors following reforms to District Council (DC) Elections under the principle of "only patriots administering the city." Some electees said they felt proud when assuming office, pledging to serve as bridge between the HKSAR government and local communities.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2024/1/1 20:17:50
  • Resilience of Chinese economy more optimistic than current statistical figures suggest: veteran economist

    ​In 2023, how did the Chinese economy perform? In 2024, what will become the engine for China's economic growth? Recently, Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed Hong Hao (Hong), Partner & Chief Economist at GROW Investment Group, to review China's economic transformation in 2023 and look ahead to next year's growth prospects.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/12/29 17:48:59
  • Latest control of Maryinka 'hardly break stalemate' of Russia-Ukraine war

    Although some Western media view Russia's latest control of Maryinka in eastern Ukraine, which is a small town in the Donetsk region, as Moscow's "most significant battlefield gains since May," some Chinese experts believe that this single progress will not provide the means to break the military stalemate between the two sides that has persisted for nearly two years. When the world is forecasting what could happen in the Russia-Ukraine conflict in 2024, Chinese experts said there could be "more room for imagination" after the US presidential election in next November.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/26 22:12:24
  • 'Go north' trend for holidays on the rise during Christmas in Hong Kong

    It has been a popular trend recently for Hong Kong residents to “go north” and spend their weekends in mainland cities. This trend appears especially prominent with the arrival of Christmas.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/25 22:41:24
  • Major anti-government group Civic Party to disband in March 2024

    The Civic Party, a major anti-government political group in Hong Kong, will officially disband in March 2024 as the liquidation process of the party has reached the final stage. Some experts said that such pro-West and anti-China political groups took the wrong path from the beginning, misjudged the situation and pushed themselves into a dead end.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/24 20:11:48
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong, Singapore engaged in healthy competition, can cooperate for benefit of region: HK official

    Although some overseas companies have left Hong Kong due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more companies have chosen to come back this year, Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Algernon Yau told the Global Times in a recent exclusive interview.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/12/20 0:05:00
  • Exclusive: EU would be tying up its own hands and feet if it blindly pursues 'de-risking': Chinese ambassador to EU

    If the EU blindly pursues "de-risking" and "reducing dependency" on China, it would be akin to shooting itself in the foot, inevitably paying the price for actions that go against economic laws, the Chinese envoy to the EU said in commenting on recent anti-subsidy probe into Chinese electric vehicles in Europe.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/12/19 22:05:47
  • Full-scale rescue underway as 6.2-magnitude earthquake in NW China kills 105 in Gansu and 11 in Qinghai

    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Jishishan county in Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Northwest China's Gansu Province on Monday midnight. As of 4 am on Tuesday, the earthquake has caused 100 fatalities and 96 injuries in Gansu and another 11 were killed in neighboring Qinghai Province.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2023/12/19 7:46:53
  • Secessionist Jimmy Lai faces trial

    With the highly watched trial of secessionist media tycoon Jimmy Lai taking place on Monday at West Kowloon Court, some Western politicians and media have exploited this occasion to smear the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong and badmouth the rule of law in the city. Officials from both the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong have called these criticisms blatant interference in China's internal affairs, adding that any attempts to slander, disrupt and sabotage the NSL for Hong Kong will never succeed.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/18 22:00:07
  • Xi hears work reports from HK, Macao chief executives

    President Xi Jinping met Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu in Beijing on Monday as Lee is paying a visit to the country's capital city. Experts said on Monday that the central government has held high expectations for the HKSAR to further advance the governance by patriots, to continue the job of safeguarding national security, to promote economic recovery and people's livelihood, and to enhance governance efficiency following the recent district council elections.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/18 21:49:04
  • Yearender: Roles that China plays in a world of great turbulence in 2023: crisis mediator, builder of peace, promoter of cooperation

    After the three-year-long COVID-19 pandemic, at the beginning of 2023, China, together with the rest of the world, have hit the reset bottom and attached great hope to rebuilding a world based on development, peace and prosperity. However, unfortunately, the global recovery remains fragile and uncertain.

    By Yang Sheng, Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2023/12/18 21:24:51
  • Trial of secessionist Jimmy Lai set to begin on Monday, 'expected to be a classic case in upholding national security in Hong Kong': legal experts

    The highly watched trial of the anti-China and violence-inciting figure Jimmy Lai on national security charges is set to begin on Monday at West Kowloon Court, toward which some Western media and political figures have launched a public opinion campaign by badmouthing the city's rule of law and the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong. Legal experts said begging external forces to support Lai and undermining the rule of law in Hong Kong are destined to be futile.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/17 19:21:01
  • HKSAR CE's Policy Unit acts as a 'think tank of think tanks': unit chief

    Editor's Note: At the end of 2022, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government announced the establishment of the Chief Executive's Policy Unit (CEPU), drawing significant global attention. This unit is also considered to be the "think tank" behind the SAR Chief Executive's policy-making. Nearly one year later, Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) talked with Stephen Wong Yuen-shan (Wong), the head of the CEPU, at the top floor of the west wing of the HKSAR Government Headquarters.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/12/14 22:14:32
  • Central government's office for safeguarding national security in HK supports police arresting five more fleeing anti-China figures

    The Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said on Thursday that it resolutely supports the Hong Kong police in arresting five fleeing anti-China figures in accordance with the law, and effectively preventing, stopping and punishing those who have fled to oppose the country and disrupt Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/14 20:39:40
  • China opposes UK foreign secretary's meeting with Jimmy Lai's son, saying it exposes double standards, malicious intentions

    China expressed strong opposition on Wednesday to the latest meeting between UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron and the son of notorious media tycoon Jimmy Lai, who is also considered as "modern-day traitor" for his acts and deeds in instigating violent riots in Hong Kong back in 2019. The latest remarks and deeds of the UK expose its blatant double standards and malicious intentions, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/13 21:23:18
  • Four years later, District Council Election unveils a new chapter of good governance in Hong Kong

    The new DC Election is completing the final step in implementing the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong,” and it's also a new starting point for the DC to serve the public and win more hearts by rolling out concrete measures to tackle long-standing social issues.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/12 17:33:39
  • Officials, experts refute Western media's slander concerning successful District Council Election in Hong Kong

    Central government authorities extended warm congratulations on Monday to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for the successful completion of the 7th District Council (DC) Election, another important milestone unveiling a new chapter for local governance.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi in Hong Kong | 2023/12/11 22:03:14
  • Central government's authorities extend warm congratulations to HK's successful holding of the 7th District Council Election

    Central government's authorities in HongKong described on Monday the 7th District Council election as a fair, just, lively and orderly election, which promoted the optimization and improvement of democracy.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi in Hong Kong | 2023/12/11 10:47:41
  • Hong Kong in calm atmosphere as over 1.19 million Hong Kong residents cast their votes in District Council Election

    Hong Kong residents began lining up in front of polling stations across the city early on Sunday morning as the city kicked off its first large-scale election since the introduction of new electoral reforms, which requires that only patriots can administer the city. Over 1 million voters had cast their votes, equal to a turnout of 24.53 percent as of 19:30 pm.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi in Hong Kong | 2023/12/10 15:58:35
  • Hong Kong prepares for first District Council election under reformed electoral system

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is preparing to hold the first District Council election since its reform of the electoral system. From the arrival area of the airport to bus stops, parking lots, overpasses, and exhibition halls in urban areas, posters promoting the elections and encouraging people to vote are visible everywhere, the Global Times reporters found on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi in Hong Kong | 2023/12/8 20:44:05
  • UN chief invoking rare clause shows 'dissatisfaction' toward Security Council failure to address intensifying Gaza crisis

    With Israel's intensifying fighting in the Gaza Strip raising concerns over a worsening humanitarian crisis, UN chief Antonio Guterres invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter for the first time in his tenure, warning of severe risk of collapse of the humanitarian system. Some experts believed that invoking a rarely used clause in the UN charter hinted that the UN Security Council has not met its responsibilities in promoting a cease-fire due to the interference of the US, which has not exerted sufficient pressure on Israel.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/7 20:47:34
  • Israel expanding offensive in southern Gaza ignites worries

    Given Israel's military has been pushing its operations deeper into southern Gaza, intensifying its airstrikes and even reportedly considering flooding Gaza tunnels with seawater to drive out Hamas fighters, some Chinese experts raised concerns over the worsening humanitarian crisis. They described the offensive as moving toward savage methods, reflecting Israel's determination of expanding its ground operations in Gaza despite mounting pressure from the international community.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2023/12/5 22:27:33
  • 'Unless Chow Ting surrenders, she will be hunted for life': HKSAR CE John Lee

    Unless anti-government figure Chow Ting surrenders and turns herself in, otherwise she will be hunted for life, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government CE John Lee said on Tuesday, emphasizing that the Hong Kong police will fully pursue any criminal who endangers national security.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/5 12:00:22
  • Upcoming China-EU summit to increase mutual trust, address global challenges

    As agreed between China and the EU, the 24th China-EU Summit will be held in Beijing on December 7, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Monday. Some experts believe that as it is the first face-to-face China-EU summit in the post-COVID period, the two sides will have in-depth and candid discussions on major issues and increase mutual trust in addressing global challenges.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/4 22:48:15
  • HKSAR government vows to pursue anti-government figure Chow Ting in line with law

    The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) strongly condemned on Monday the irresponsible action that is against and challenging the rule of law after Agnes Chow Ting, a major anti-government political figure, revealed that she has no plans to return to Hong Kong despite being required to report to the police in December as part of a national security investigation.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/12/4 18:45:53
  • Understanding China Conference addresses understanding deficit, calls for correcting misperception toward China

    The 2023 Understanding China Conference (Guangzhou), which concluded on Sunday, has become a major platform to address a significant "understanding deficit" between different countries and civilizations and to help fostering mutual trust.

    By Ma Ruiqian, Bi Mengying in Guangzhou and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2023/12/3 20:49:50
  • Verdict of Hong Kong's largest national security case will be an important precedent: legal experts

    The largest national security case in Hong Kong entered the final stage as dozens of former local politicians and separatist activists involved in the infamous "35-plus" political project in 2020 began the closing argument on Wednesday. Some legal experts believe the verdict of this case will become an important precedent in Hong Kong's legal system.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/29 20:03:44
  • HKSAR Chief Executive encourages residents to vote in district council election with fun fairs, free usage of govt facilities

    To encourage more local residents to cast their votes at the upcoming District Council Election, Hong Kong is scheduled to organize a series of entertainment fairs and provide complimentary access to museums ahead of the election day on December 10, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee announced on Tuesday. On December 9, it will feature a lineup of engaging activities such as open-air music performances, drone exhibitions, and carnival-like festivities, Lee said. Additionally, the public would be granted free access to various government-run facilities.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/28 19:51:22
  • China, France maintain strong momentum in high-level exchanges, agree on deepening comprehensive cooperation

    The high-level exchanges between China and France have maintained strong recent momentum, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The two sides agreed on deepening comprehensive and high-quality cooperation, expanding openness and tackling global challenges.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/27 20:00:37
  • Cameron's first interview on UK-China ties 'carefully strikes balance'

    In his first public interview to address UK-China relations, the UK's newly appointed Foreign Secretary David Cameron emphasized the need to engage with China while expressing support for the UK government's "realistic and hard-headed" China policy.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/26 20:15:22
  • French FM begins China visit to enhance strategic mutual trust

    French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna began her two-day visit to China on Thursday. She is scheduled to co-host the 6th meeting of the China-France high-level dialogue mechanism on people-to-people exchanges, paving the way for more activities in 2024 to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and France.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/23 21:15:32
  • China welcomes temporary cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, urging more efforts to cool tensions

    As a cheerful development in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the two sides agreed on a four-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and release of 50 hostages held in Gaza. Chinese observers welcomed such positive sign as it could indicate a temporary cooling down of the situation, showing that the latest UN Security Council resolution adopted under China's rotating presidency helped yield concrete results.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/22 10:19:04
  • HKPF sees followers on Douyin surpass 2 million within 24 hours

    The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) gained over 2 million of followers on Douyin within 24 hours after it debuted on the Chinese short-video social media platform on Sunday, and its first video gained more than 73 million views, showing the widely shared appreciation for the HKPF in the Chinese mainland. Some netizens praised it as being a “movie-like scene.”

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/22 4:23:10
  • Essence of ties revealed in China-US summit

    The recent China-US summit attracted worldwide attention as the China-US relationship is not only one of the most important bilateral relationships but also of great significance for the world.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/21 22:11:30
  • Xi calls for immediate cease-fire, stresses two-state solution

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday attended the BRICS extraordinary virtual summit on the Palestinian-Israeli issue, saying it is imperative that the parties to the conflict must end hostilities and achieve a ceasefire immediately. The summit is the first time since the group's expansion in August.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/21 21:51:56
  • Beijing hosts delegation, urges immediate cease-fire in Gaza

    China urged an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, expressed opposition to any forced displacement and migration of Palestinian civilians and emphasized that any arrangement concerning the future and destiny of the Palestinian people must have their consent, Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi told visiting Arab and Islamic foreign ministers on Monday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/20 23:11:14
  • China labels Canadian side 'thief crying stop thief' after media exposes rift between 'two Michaels'

    The Chinese Embassy in Canada said on Monday that Canadian side hyping up of so-called "arbitrary detention" of "two Michaels" is purely a case of a thief crying stop thief and it fully exposed Canada's hypocrisy, after the Canadian media the Globe and Mail revealed that one of the two Canadians blamed his fellow inmate for sharing intelligence on North Korea with Canada and allied spy services.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wang Tianmi | 2023/11/20 12:53:06
  • Xi's Footsteps: Xi's visit to San Francisco injects stability, fosters people exchanges

    While serving as then Party chief of Zhengding, North China's Hebei Province 38 years ago, Xi Jinping made his maiden trip to the US with San Francisco as his first stop, marking his initial steps onto US soil. During this visit, Xi got acquainted with the US and built friendships with Americans that have lasted till today, an enduring testimony of the vitality of bilateral ties.

    By Xie Wenting, Chen Qingqing and Shen Weiduo, Bai Yunyi and Xing Xiaojing in San Francisco | 2023/11/16 22:14:52
  • Xi, Biden to meet amid international anticipation

    At the invitation of US President Joe Biden, President Xi Jinping will be in San Francisco from November 14 to 17 for a China-US summit meeting and the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Friday.

    By Zhang Han, Liu Xin, Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/10 21:08:36
  • Latin American countries see CIIE an important platform of enhancing trade, economic ties

    Despite the large geographical distance between China and the Latin America and Caribbean regions, more regional countries have shown increased enthusiasm at exploring opportunities in the Chinese market during the sixth China International Import Expo (CIIE), with the China-Latin America trade volume hitting a record high of $485.8 billion in 2022.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/9 20:04:49
  • Surinamese Foreign Minister talks about China's significant role in Latin America, Caribbean region

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on Tuesday, met with Surinamese Foreign Minister Albert Ramdin in Beijing. China and Suriname enjoy a long history of friendship, and this year marks the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the Chinese in Suriname. Wang told Ramdin that China is willing to be Suriname's reliable partner in the process of development and revitalization and jointly realize modernization. Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Ramdin in Beijing on Tuesday, and talked about China-Suriname relations, China-Caribbean relations, and further cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Global Security Initiative (GSI), and Global Development Initiative (GDI).

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/9 18:46:25
  • Increasing China-US interactions 'inject positivity' for possible San Francisco meeting

    China has both expectations and requirements for the upcoming APEC meeting as the recent frequent high-level interactions between China and the US have sent a positive signal to the world, creating a favorable atmosphere for a possible meeting between the two heads of state in San Francisco, some experts said. But uncertainties remain as the US needs to take more concrete moves to show its sincerity given the duplicity in its China policy, which could be done by first reaching a consensus in the finance and trade sectors, they noted.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/8 21:11:23
  • Exclusive: Cuban PM calls on a direct flight between Beijing and Havana

    The frequent high-level interaction between China and Cuba in the post-pandemic period has not only enhanced the long-standing political collaboration between the two countries, but also pushed forward their economic cooperation, Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz said at a business forum on Tuesday in Beijing. Marrero called to establish direct flights between Beijing and Havana as soon as possible to facilitate trade and business.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/11/7 19:57:26
  • Hong Kong kicks off legal week activities, showcasing rule of law and defying US sanctions

    As Hong Kong kicked off legal week activities on Monday, officials from both central government and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government reaffirmed the city's unique strengthens as an international trade center and a legal and dispute resolution services hub, showcasing the city's rule of law and defying the US-led smear via the latest sanction act against local judges and prosecutors.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/6 18:31:59
  • Xi meets Cuban PM, expresses opposition to interference, blockade

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz on Monday in Beijing, as the leader of the Latin American country attended the China International Import Expo (CIIE) and visited China this week. The two leaders reaffirmed the special and long-standing friendship between the two countries, vowing to oppose hegemony and uphold international justice.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2023/11/6 16:12:52
  • US bill calling for sanctions on officials sparks protests in HK

    The announcement of a bill introduced by some US lawmakers to sanction 49 Hong Kong judges, prosecutors and government officials has sparked public outrage and protests in front of the US Consulate General in Hong Kong over the weekend.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/11/5 23:01:34
  • 399 candidates run for 7th District Council Election in Hong Kong

    A total of 399 candidates have registered for the 7th District Council Election in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), which will be highly competitive, with an average of four candidates vying for two seats in direct elections, HKSAR Chief Executive John Lee said on Tuesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/31 22:30:39
  • Divide deepens as UNSC fails to pass several resolutions to halt Gaza fight

    A US-backed draft resolution on the Israel-Hamas conflict was vetoed for it did not reflect the world's strongest calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, showing that the deadlock is deepening at the UN Security Council (UNSC) after several relevant drafts on the issue failed to pass in recent weeks. Some observers saw Washington as playing a proxy role for Israel, with an apparent long-term biased view at the UNSC, impeding efforts to tackle the Israel-Palestine issue.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/26 22:43:53
  • Upholding unity of loving China, the CPC vital for patriotism to be lively, genuine: top legislature

    Only by upholding the unity of loving the country, the Communist Party of China (CPC), and socialism, can patriotism be lively and genuine, China's top legislature's legislative affairs commission spokesperson said in explaining the recently-passed Patriotic Education Law.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/26 21:45:44
  • Hong Kong to finalize legislation of Article 23 by 2024, set up patriotic education working group, John Lee says in policy address

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Chief Executive John Lee delivered the 2023 policy address on Wednesday at the Legislative Council with the core idea of implementing the One Country, Two Systems, developing economy and improving people's livelihoods. The city will also finalize the legislation of the Article 23 of the Basic Law within 2024.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/25 14:52:08
  • Australia repatriates several Chinese cultural relics ahead of PM Albanese's visit

    Australia repatriated four cultural relics and artworks, and one paleontological fossil lost overseas to China on Wednesday, demonstrating the shared commitment of the Chinese and Australian governments to protect cultural heritage and providing a clear example of the connection between the peoples of the two countries, Chinese officials said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/25 10:14:36
  • Wang's trip to US 'crucial', to pave the way for higher-level of interactions

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to visit the US later this week as the interaction between China and the US is currently showing signs of a comprehensive recovery with increasing engagement to enhance understanding and improve the atmosphere. Chinese observers believe the visit will pave the way for a possible meeting between the head of the two states, but added that Washington needs to make concrete efforts to address Beijing's concerns and show its sincerity.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/24 21:05:19
  • China, Japan exchange congratulations on 45th anniversary of peace, friendship treaty, a 'significant move' in stabilizing tense ties

    Despite the severe difficulties facing the China-Japan relations, Chinese Premier and Japanese Prime Minister exchanged congratulations on Monday on the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship Between China and Japan. Some experts considered the move a significant gesture of stabilizing bilateral relations, as Tokyo could make some tactical diplomatic adjustments in engaging with Beijing and easing tensions, considering its domestic political and economic dilemma as well as geopolitical challenges on the global stage.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/23 21:48:13
  • California governor's trip to China to play positive role for bilateral ties

    California Governor Gavin Newsom is set to arrive in China for a weeklong trip on Monday, during which he will focus on climate change and bilateral economic development. As a Democratic governor who many have dubbed US President Jo Biden's "top surrogate," as well as governor of the state where the upcoming APEC Leaders' Meeting will be held, Newsom is expected to play a positive role in US-China relations, especially in helping advance regional and subnational diplomatic interactions, some experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/22 22:02:24
  • Future development of BRI ambitious, showcases China's leadership on global stage: Malaysian official

    Malaysia welcomes China's openness and sees the future development of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as very ambitious, showcasing the Chinese leadership on the global stage, which will help more developing countries to further develop their infrastructure and boost their respective economies, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, who visited Beijing for the third Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/10/19 21:41:22
  • Xi, Putin hold talks, demonstrate 'high level' of strategic coordination

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Wednesday on the sidelines of the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), and during the meeting, Xi said China is willing to deepen cooperation with Russia and jointly safeguard global justice and fairness and contribute to global development.

    By Chen Qingqing and Yin Yeping | 2023/10/18 22:23:21
  • Xi meets Vucic, hailing 'ironclad friendship' that yields fruitful BRI results

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday in Beijing, calling Serbia an "ironclad friend" of China, saying that bilateral relations have withstood changes in the international landscape over recent years and are a paragon of friendly relations between China and European countries.

    By Chen Qingqing and Yu Xi | 2023/10/17 23:03:23
  • BRI brings people together, builds trust and makes common efforts to build world a better place: former Kyrgyz PM

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is expected to bring people together, build trust and make common efforts to make our world a better place to live for everyone, restoring the principles of the old great Silk Road and bringing "a real Eurasian revolution" over the past 10 years, Djoomart Otorbaev, former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/10/17 22:59:26
  • HKSAR to set up anti-Japanese war memorial hall for history learning

    The Hong Kong regional government plans to establish a memorial museum themed with the city's history of resistance against Japanese aggression, which experts said on Monday will help deepen the understanding of citizens, especially young people, on the history and enhance patriotism.

    By Zhang Changyue and Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/16 21:07:37
  • China urges Israel to avoid collective punishment as Gaza humanitarian crisis grows

    The humanitarian crisis has been further aggravating in the Gaza Strip over the weekend. With Israel further pressing on Sunday with preparations for a ground offensive after having ordered more than 1 million residents to evacuate from northern Gaza, there have been growing calls for protecting civilians and acting in line with the international laws amid the escalating Israel-Palestine tensions. Among them, China said Israel's actions go beyond self-defense, urging it to avoid collective punishment of the Gaza people.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2023/10/15 21:15:42
  • Chinese FM says Israel's actions go beyond self-defense, calls to avoid collective punishment of Gaza people

    Chinese FM says Israel's actions go beyond self-defense, calls to avoid collective punishment of Gaza people

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/15 10:18:31
  • EU foreign policy chief calls evacuating 1 million people from northern Gaza 'impossible', two-state solution 'only long-term solution' to the crisis

    After Israel's military ordered about 1 million people in northern Gaza to evacuate to the southern part of the region within 24 hours, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell called it “something impossible.” The escalating conflict in the Middle East was crucial part of discussions with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing, and the two sides agreed that a two-state solution is the only long-term solution to the issue, he said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/10/14 14:22:02
  • Frequent US-China high-level interactions inject positivity; uncertainties remain

    With more frequent high-level interactions between the US and China taking place, and a bipartisan US Senate delegation planning to travel to China in the coming days, some Chinese experts said on Friday that whether US-China relations will truly warm up due to the recent communications and exchanges between officials of different levels and across various fields requires continued observation. This also shows that current US-China ties are still in an uncertain status, but positive factors are increasing, they noted.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/6 20:58:00
  • HK man jailed for four months after importing seditious children's books depicting central govt as wolf

    A Hong Kong man was sentenced to jail for four months on Friday after importing seditious children's picture books which portrayed the city's residents as sheep defending their village from evil wolves, which were supposed to represent the central government.

    By Zhang Changyue and Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/6 19:58:20
  • Xi congratulates Mohamed Muizzu on his election as Maldives president; 'new progress' expected in BRI cooperation, experts say

    Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Mohamed Muizzu on Tuesday on his election as Maldives president, saying that China and the Maldives have a long history of friendly exchanges. China and Maldives are not only friends who sincerely trust each other and help each other, but also partners who work together for development and common prosperity, Xi said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/10/3 17:00:01
  • US' new aid to Pacific Islands Countries to end up as lip service, reflecting Washington's hegemonic motives

    Although US President Joe Biden made new pledges of supporting Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) with $200 million in funding for projects in the region and recognized two regional countries as "sovereign and independent" states during the second US-Pacific Islands Forum Summit, some Chinese experts said on Tuesday that achieving sustainable development cannot be solved by just providing a sum of money, particularly when those commitments could well end up as lip service.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/26 21:01:12
  • China willing to play a constructive role in ensuring success of APEC meeting: Chinese Foreign Minister

    When asked whether the Chinese leader would attend the upcoming APEC meeting in the US later this year, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told at a press conference on Tuesday that as the world's largest developing country and an important member of APEC, China is willing to meet the expectations of the international community and play a constructive role in ensuring the success of this year's meeting.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/26 13:00:51
  • US' arrogance, strategic intentions to counter China laid bare amid 2nd US-Pacific Islands summit

    The US President Joe Biden was hosting a second summit with some Pacific Island leaders in Washington on Monday. Some Chinese experts said rather than calling it a “welcome tour,” it's more like a “brainwashing trip” as the ultimate goal of the US government is instrumentalizing and militarizing the region to serve its own interests, making it an important pivot in the southern hemisphere to weaken China's influence while increasing US' dominance not only economically but also in areas such as military and security.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/25 21:54:22
  • Xi meets Nepalese PM in Hangzhou as two countries deepen BRI cooperation

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda of Nepal on Saturday on the sidelines of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou. Xi appreciated the Prime Minister's commitment to promoting the development of friendly relations between China and Nepal and firm support for cooperation between the two countries in building the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By Liu Yang and Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/23 22:17:05
  • Xi meets South Korean PM, calling on embodying the importance of China-South Korea ties in both policy and actions

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met with South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Saturday on the sidelines of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, pointing out that China and South Korea are close neighbors that can't be separated, and the two countries are also inseparable cooperative partners. The steady and solid progress in China-South Korea relations serves the common interests of both nations and their people and is also beneficial for promoting regional peace and development.

    By Chen Qingqing and Deng Xiaoci | 2023/9/23 21:25:25
  • Xi meets King of Cambodia in Hangzhou; frequent high-level exchanges embody ironclad friendship

    China attaches great importance to its special friendship with the Cambodian royal family, highly values the development of China-Cambodia relations and is willing to work with the Cambodian side to push forward the building of a China-Cambodia community with a shared future to a deeper and more practical extent, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Deng Xiaoci | 2023/9/23 15:52:32
  • China sends clear signal at UNGA, upholding true multilateralism

    While the US has been hijacking the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and turning it into a platform for touting its so-called leadership and peddle its "multilateral approach," Chinese Vice President Han Zheng sent out a clear signal upholding true multilateralism and elaborated in a comprehensive way on how to work together in building an open and inclusive world with lasting peace and prosperity.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/22 23:18:40
  • Xi to attend opening ceremony of 19th Asian Games, kicking off major diplomatic event

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the highly expected 19th Asian Games to be in Hangzhou from Friday to Saturday and will hold a welcoming banquet and bilateral events for foreign leaders at the ceremony, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday. Hangzhou the host city, fondly nicknamed "Heaven on Earth," is now under the global spotlight as it welcomes about 12,000 participants from 45 countries and regions across Asia, marking it the largest Asian Games ever.

    By Cui Fandi, Lin Xiaoyi in Hangzhou and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2023/9/21 21:38:41
  • EU defining China as 'partner, competitor and systemic rival' should be set aside: Chinese diplomat on European affairs

    EU defining China as partner, competitor, and systemic rival at the same time not only confuses China but also leaves European politicians, business and public bewildered and uncertain, which should be set aside, China's special representative on European Affairs said on Thursday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/21 12:45:24
  • UNGA seeks unity to overcome development crisis, divisions

    World leaders are gathering in New York to attend the ongoing 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level week which will last through Friday, seeking unity to overcome crisis.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/19 21:10:41
  • China, US continue high-level engagement momentum

    Momentum on high-level engagement between the US and China is being maintained as senior Chinese and US officials held multiple rounds of meetings in Malta over the weekend, serving as candid, substantive and constructive strategic communication on stabilizing and improving bilateral relations. Some experts believed that the latest interaction opens possibilities for future interactions between the heads of state of the two countries after Washington made some tactical adjustments in engaging with China by showing some positive gesture and enhancing communication.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/18 22:53:45
  • Upcoming G77+China Summit to enhance voice of Global South

    The upcoming Group of 77 plus China (G77+China) Summit in Havana, which aims to tackle some of the core development challenges that the Global South countries are facing, is set to issue a final declaration that will include the purposes and principles of the bloc and address the needs of developing countries, while the unity of the Global South countries in facing major challenges is of great importance, diplomats and experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/14 21:02:57
  • Unprecedented attendance to Belt and Road summit shows 'Hong Kong back on the world's center stage'

    With nearly 6,000 attendees and over 100 overseas and mainland delegations to the 8th Belt and Road summit in Hong Kong, Hong Kong is back on the world stage, eyeing closer partnerships with regions including the Middle East and Southeast Asia as the year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Such unprecedented gatherings and sharing of opportunities also defy the US-led containment and suppression against China's special administrative region (SAR), in addition to its smears on the BRI, observers said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Ma Jingjing | 2023/9/13 22:23:04
  • UK's 'Chinese spy' farce exposes undercurrents of anti-China force, chaotic views on Beijing

    The "Chinese spy" farce continues in the UK. Some MPs were "furious" and voiced concerns in a latest parliament debate over the allegations against a British parliamentary researcher who was reportedly arrested on the suspicion of spying for China, putting much more pressure on the Sunak administration that has been trying to seek a delicate balance regarding UK's China relations.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/12 21:46:33
  • Deepening mutual understanding between Chinese and Grenadian people through cultural exchanges, educational endeavors

    Deepening mutual understanding between Chinese and Grenadian people will be realized through a multifaceted approach, which entails expanding cultural exchanges, promoting educational endeavors, and facilitating direct connections between individuals from both nations, Chad Vincent John, a 34-year-old Grenadian who is currently a kindergarten teacher and has been living in China for more than a decade, told the Global Times in a recent interview.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/11 20:37:14
  • Biden's high-profile visit to Vietnam 'symbolic gesture' with limited outcomes

    With the aim of upgrading the US-Vietnam relations to their highest level, seeking to find alternatives to Chinese supply chain and aligning the Southeast Asian country to counter China, the US President Joe Biden began his trip in Vietnam on Sunday, who is scheduled to meet the Communist Party of Vietnam leader and senior Vietnamese officials.

    By Chen Qingqing and Ma Jingjing | 2023/9/10 21:23:18
  • Exclusive: GSI, GDI and other initiatives proposed by Xi based on equality, mutual respect for seeking joint solutions to common problems: Grenadian Foreign Minister

    What is significant about the Belt and Road Initiative is that China, a country in the path of development, and although it has achieved quite a lot, has decided to be socially responsible by sharing its experiences and its resources with other countries of the Global South, Grenadian Foreign Minister told GT

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/8 12:36:44
  • China, Australia to seek common ground amid warming ties

    Amid improving China-Australia relations, Chinese Premier Li Qiang met Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Thursday on the sidelines of the leaders' meeting on East Asia cooperation in Jakarta while the two countries resumed the high-level dialogue in Beijing for the first time since 2020. Faced with global and regional challenges and uncertainties, the two countries hope to handle differences with mutual respect, seek common ground and put aside differences to pursue mutual benefits with the much-anticipated dialogue being hailed as "open, frank and candid."

    By Chen Qingqing and Yin Yeping | 2023/9/7 22:42:17
  • Resisting one-China principle is like pushing back a tsunami with hands: Grenada's FM

    China is ready to work with Grenada to open up new prospects for cooperation between the two countries, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a meeting with Foreign Minister of Grenada Joseph Andall in Beijing on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Yu Xi | 2023/9/6 23:02:06
  • China's first foreign state immunity law safeguards sovereignty, plays deterrent role

    Three days after China's top legislature adopted a long-awaited foreign state immunity law - the first law in the country's history that comprehensively stipulates the foreign state immunity system, marking a milestone in rule of law fields related to foreign affairs, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the law aims to protect the lawful rights and interests of the parties concerned, safeguard the sovereign equality of states and promote friendly exchanges with other countries, which all in turn boost China's higher-level opening-up.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/5 21:41:06
  • Italian Foreign Minister visits China, a signal of 'seeking cooperation and dialogue'

    Ahead of Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani's visit to China, the Italian official said that trade between the two countries did not meet expectations, which Western media interpreted as a hint that the only G7 country is preparing to withdraw from cooperation within the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Some Chinese experts said whether Rome's possible withdrawal would become a major setback for China-Italy relations depends on how discussions between the two sides progress, but the impact should not be "fundamentally detrimental" for bilateral ties.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/9/3 22:02:59
  • China calls for peace, order to be restored in Gabon while West expresses concerns over self-interest

    After media reported that a group of senior military officers in Gabon seized power on Wednesday, some Western countries condemned the military coup. The coup in Gabon, which comes a month after Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum was taken hostage by the troops of presidential guard, showed that the overall influence of Western countries, which have been promoting political system reforms and governance models in Africa, have largely failed, some Chinese experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/31 19:51:48
  • China-Africa to inject stability, positive energy to turbulent world: Chinese defense minister

    Positive China-Africa cooperation can inject more stability into the world, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu said at the Third China-Africa Peace and Security Forum that kicked off on Tuesday in Beijing. Some defense officials and military officers from African countries also hailed the China-proposed Global Security Initiative (GSI), noting the deepened China-Africa cooperation could help tackle security challenges the continent is facing.

    By Guo Yuandan, Leng Shumei and Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/29 13:45:59
  • China-Africa security forum injects positive energy into global peace

    The third China-Africa Peace and Security Forum reflects China's sincere support for peace and security development in Africa, and its efforts to help Africa escape the power plays of major countries, experts said, as China welcomed nearly 50 defense officials and military officers from African countries to participate in the forum last from Monday to Saturday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/28 21:16:53
  • BRICS to welcome six new members, a 'historical milestone'

    The BRICS countries welcomed six new members from three different continents on Thursday, marking a historical milestone that underscored the solidarity of BRICS and developing countries and determination to work together for a better future, officials and experts said. The expansion of the BRICS, as a new starting point for multilateral cooperation, will play a positive role for more equitable and just global governance, experts said.

    By Xie Wenting in Johannesburg and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2023/8/24 22:18:49
  • Xi calls for speedy expansion of BRICS; strategic partnership of the group to forge stronger, deeper solidarity

    Leaders from BRICS nations, representing a quarter of the global economy, met on Wednesday in Johannesburg, South Africa, eying expansion and deepening cooperation. Chinese President Xi Jinping said emerging countries are becoming more and more relevant in the international arena, and this summit will very much contribute to the shaping of a new global economic and political order.

    By Xie Wenting in Johannesburg and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2023/8/23 23:38:33
  • Exclusive: US law enforcement personnel unreasonably interrogate, harass Chinese cargo ship, collect crew's biometric information

    A Hong Kong-registered Chinese vessel was subjected to unreasonable questioning and harassment by US law enforcement personnel recently, and an expert told the Global Times that the US' thorough harassing behavior has interfered with the normal operations of the Chinese company, which will negatively impact China-US people-to-people and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation.

    By Xing Xiaojing and Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/23 16:22:39
  • Court dismisses appeal in National Security Law for HK violation case

    The Court of Final Appeal in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Tuesday dismissed the appeal of a former university student who had pleaded guilty to violating the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong, which experts noted was an “instructive, authoritative, and binding” ruling that upholds the spirit of the rule of law.

    By Chen Qingqing and Yu Xi | 2023/8/23 0:05:52
  • China-South Africa friendship at new historical starting point: Xi

    Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off his state visit to South Africa and met with the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday ahead of the 15th BRICS Summit, as China-South Africa relations enter a golden era with cooperation across various fields expected to deepen. The Chinese leader also hailed the China-South Africa friendship which stands at a new historical starting point.

    By Xie Wenting in Johannesburg and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2023/8/22 21:39:49
  • HKSAR chief listens to public views on upcoming policy address with focus on talents, tourism

    John Lee Ka-chiu, chief executive (CE) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), listened to public concerns and suggestions from hundreds of people on Sunday during a district forum for the upcoming policy address in October, which is expected to include some new measures to attract talents and boost tourism.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/20 18:46:01
  • US-Japan-South Korea summit to form 'destructive' mini NATO structure

    With South Korea, Japan and the US eyeing deeper security cooperation in the name of concern over North Korea's nuclear program, the upcoming summit between the leaders of the three countries at Camp David in Maryland later this week aims to form a "a mini NATO" structure that will be destructive to regional security, making the situation more complex with more conflicts, some experts warned on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/16 23:12:33
  • Xi's moment: National Ecology Day debuts to raise awareness, commitments

    Verdant villages prospering in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Yangtze finless porpoise, also called the "panda in the water" for its rarity, being spotted more often in rivers, scientific expedition team members seeing lakes on the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau with clearer water… all these significant changes over the past decades have marked China's continuous efforts to achieve a core concept that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets," which gave inspiration to the country's first National Ecology Day.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2023/8/15 21:07:38
  • China condemns US' arrangement for Lai Ching-te's 'stopover'; DPP candidate a 'dangerous troublemaker to bilateral ties'

    China sent a firm signal to the US on Sunday as Washington deliberately arranged a "stopover" in the US for the deputy regional leader of Taiwan island Lai Ching-te, who is also a candidate of the separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for 2024 Taiwan regional election, with analysts saying that China-US relations face new challenges due to the trouble made by Taiwan separatist forces.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/13 22:32:54
  • China's Ministry of State Security debuts on WeChat, calls on society to contribute to counter-espionage efforts

    China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) said on Tuesday that counter-espionage work requires the mobilization of all parts of society, which also combines the "open work" and "secret work" as well as the specialized work with the mass public work, the authority said in its first article published on its official WeChat account.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/1 18:35:39
  • HK encourages taxi drivers to report suspected terrorism-related information

    The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF)'s Inter-departmental Counter Terrorism Unit launched a citywide campaign on Tuesday to encourage taxi drivers to report suspicious messages related to terrorism and violence. If they successfully assist in solving a case and securing a conviction, they may receive a reward.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/8/1 13:18:44
  • Witness to history: Amidst sirens, experience the real Kiev under the Ukraine crisis

    The crisis in Ukraine has escalated dramatically over the past year, with ongoing hostilities inflicting enormous trauma on both parties involved - Ukraine and Russia. In mid-July, Gao Zhikai, vice president of the Center for China and Globalization, a Beijing-based nongovernmental think tank, visited Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. During a recent interview with Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi, Gao shared his observations and experiences in Kiev, as well as his interactions with Ukrainians from various fields. Gao said he hopes for an early end to the crisis and wishes for the Ukrainian people to lead peaceful, harmonious, progressive and prosperous lives. "Peace will not come easily," he said, "but it is worth every effort to strive for."

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/7/31 21:33:31
  • China imposes export controls on certain UAVs to safeguard national security, interests; curbs to take effect on September 1

    China imposes export controls on certain unmanned aircraft or unmanned airship-related items on Monday

    By Chen Qingqing and Yu Xi | 2023/7/31 17:18:11
  • France opposes 'decoupling' after economic talks with China

    French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday that he opposes the "illusion" of countries "decoupling" from China and he does not believe the world's second-largest economy constitutes a risk.

    By Chen Qingqing and Qi Xijia | 2023/7/30 21:25:56
  • Hong Kong court rejects local government's bid to ban 'Glory to Hong Kong'; department of justice expected to continue to appeal

    Hong Kong's High Court on Friday rejected a local government submission to ban “Glory to Hong Kong” - a song linked to the anti-government riots in 2019. Some legal experts believed that the department of justice will continue to appeal.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/28 19:24:21
  • HKPF recruits Hong Kong students studying in mainland to tackle staff shortage

    Faced with staff shortages, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) began holding a recruitment campaign in the Chinese mainland for students from Hong Kong from late 2022, and as of late June, 128 students have passed the selection process for the position of police constable, the Global Times learned.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/27 21:12:30
  • Hong Kong students 'very excited' to receive reply letter from President Xi, to 'work harder' to be youth of the new era

    After President Xi Jinping replied to a letter from students of a middle school in Hong Kong, some students from the school told the Global Times on Wednesday that they were "very excited" after receiving President Xi's reply and felt a greater sense of responsibility they bear as Hong Kong's youth in the new era to contribute to the building of the motherland.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/7/27 0:46:05
  • US seeks to advance high-level exchanges but 'sincerity needed'

    China and the US continue to maintain the momentum of high-level engagement, with US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo unveiling plans to visit China "later this summer," media reported, following successive visits by high-level US officials to Beijing. However, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken continued to slander China's image during his latest trip to the Pacific, even as he emphasized the importance of managing US-China relations in a responsible way, which reflects the duplicity of Washington's China policy, experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2023/7/26 23:34:23
  • China's top legislature adopts a decision of removing Qin Gang as foreign minister, appoints Wang Yi as foreign minister

    China's top legislature convened a session on Tuesday to review a draft criminal law amendment and a decision on official appointment and removal. Qin Gang has been removed of his position as Foreign Minister. Wang Yi was appointed as the Chinese Foreign Minister. Tuesday's decision has not touched on Qin's title of State Councilor.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/25 19:10:48
  • Xi hails Kissinger's role in ties, says China and US can prosper together

    In a meeting with revered former US diplomat Henry Kissinger on Thursday in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed him as an "old friend" who the Chinese people never forget for his historic contributions to promoting China-US ties and stressed that China and the US can help each other succeed and prosper. The Chinese president also expressed hope that Kissinger and other people of foresight in the US will continue to play a constructive role in restoring China-US relations to the right track.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/20 21:38:32
  • Wang meets Kissinger as Kerry wraps up China visit; Beijing delivers clear message to Washington

    When visiting US climate envoy John Kerry wrapped up his four-day visit to China on Wednesday, China's senior diplomat Wang Yi met the centenarian former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger, an old friend of the Chinese people who has made historic contributions to the ice-breaking development in China-US relations. During the meeting held in Beijing, Wang Yi called on the US government to change its current China policy which is now characterized as containment and suppression.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/19 21:03:21
  • Appointment of new head for security office in Hong Kong to enhance capabilities in addressing national security threats

    With a professional background in the national security ministry and experience in leading counter-espionage services, Dong Jingwei, formerly the vice minister of the state security, has been appointed as the new head of the central government's office for safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). This appointment, according to some experts, is expected to reinforce the law enforcement of local police and enhance the capabilities of the country and the city in addressing national security threats.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2023/7/19 11:37:59
  • HK is studying inclusion of crime of espionage into Article 23 legislation: SAR security chief

    After Hong Kong's security chief Chris Tang Ping-keung revealed that local authorities are studying including the crime of espionage as part of the legislative scope of Article 23 of the Basic Law to strictly prevent modern-day spying, local legal experts said on Monday that it's a necessary move to prevent Hong Kong from being a center of espionage for countries like the US and the UK and it's a must that the city establish laws and regulations by taking into account non-traditional national security and cybersecurity issues.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/17 17:06:28
  • Newly formed top office overseeing HK, Macao affairs unveiled

    The newly formed Hong Kong and Macao work office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee made its first public appearance with a meeting on Tuesday chaired by Xia Baolong, director of the office. The high-profile appearance of the office's leadership shows that the formation of the top office overseeing Hong Kong and Macao affairs has completed and that the leadership and decision-making mechanism of the office and relevant institutions in the two special administrative regions (SARs) are now unified, providing a firm guarantee for the Party's leadership in Hong Kong and Macao-related work, experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/11 22:55:13
  • Xi meets Russian Federation Council Speaker; frequent high-level exchanges signal strategic importance for China-Russia ties: experts

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met the visiting Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko on Monday in Beijing, saying China is willing to continue working with Russia to develop a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era and strengthen cooperation in multilateral groups such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Keyue | 2023/7/10 18:19:34
  • HK adopts District Council amendment to end chaotic political performance

    The Hong Kong Legislative Council has unanimously passed a bill on Thursday on amending District Council (DC) elections, in accordance to the principle of only patriots administering Hong Kong, with the aim of putting an end to chaotic political performance of the previous years as the opposition forces hijacked the district councils for political goals.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/6 23:57:25
  • Yellen arrives in Beijing; trip 'important' to keeping high-level communication lines open

    US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen arrived in Beijing on Thursday afternoon, kicking off a four-day visit to China as US-China relations stand at a critical point. While some US officials have downplayed their expectations for any major breakthroughs from Yellen's visit, Chinese experts believe that one major point of significance of Yellen's trip is to keep high-level communication channels open, which may help bilateral relations walk out of their downward spiral, while more time is needed for the two countries to rebuild mutual trust.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/6 22:05:57
  • China-EU high-level exchanges continue amid Borrell's trip snub

    The high-level exchanges between China and the EU have continued moving forward in some practical areas of cooperation such as climate change despite reports which claimed that top EU diplomat Josep Borrell's scheduled trip to China was shelved.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/5 22:09:41
  • HK chief executive backs arrest warrants for eight fugitives

    Local authorities in Hong Kong vowed on Tuesday to "do whatever they can" to crack down on the activities endangering national security as a local court approved the issuance of arrest warrants for eight people including infamous anti-China rioters Nathan Law Kwun-chung and Ted Hui Chi-fung.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/4 21:48:00
  • 'If not surrender, they can only worry about being arrested every day, living in fear,' HKSAR chief on arrest warrants for 8 fugitives

    Endangering national security is a serious offence. Law enforcement must be strict and, regardless of where in the world these individuals go, all legal means will be used in a lifelong pursuit, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said on Tuesday

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/4 13:27:25
  • If China-US relations are already on the wrong track, what use US-proposed 'guardrails' are: Former Chinese ambassador

    If the bilateral relationship is already on the wrong track, what use are "guardrails"? Cui Tiankai, former Chinese ambassador to the US, remarked at the 11th World Peace Forum. He emphasized that it's necessary to ensure that the relationship is on the right path, only then can "guardrails" work, and this requires enough political will from both sides.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/7/3 17:38:35
  • China's solutions to global security in focus at World Peace Forum

    As the world is facing unprecedented security and development challenges, China's solutions in safeguarding genuine multilateralism and promoting dialogue and negotiations in solving disputes and conflicts have been the focus at this year's World Peace Forum (WPF) held in Beijing from Sunday to Monday, drawing a sharp contrast to the US-led power politics and unilateral moves of suppressing rivals.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wang Zixuan | 2023/7/2 22:17:03
  • Exclusive: China and US need to urgently find ways to reverse the mistrust: former US assistant secretary of state

    Neither US leader or Chinese leader want conflict or war but conflict and war don't necessarily happen on purpose, they can come about by accident, which is worrisome, meaning we need to urgently find ways to reverse the mistrust between our countries, Daniel Russel, Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute, told the Global Times on the sidelines of the 11th World Peace Forum in Beijing.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/2 15:57:05
  • 'Decoupling' and 'de-risking' used as political weapons to prevent new participants on global stage: New Development Bank chief

    Decoupling and de-risking not only weaken economic globalization and financial relationships, but are also being used as political weapons to prevent the rise of new participants on the international stage. One of the most serious threats in today's world is the new protectionism, the New Development Bank chief and former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said at a keynote speech at 11th World Peace Forum in Beijing on Sunday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/2 15:27:20
  • HK celebrates return to motherland, eyes recovery with growth target between 3.5% to 5.5%

    Hong Kong celebrated the 26th anniversary of the city's return to the motherland on Saturday, as city emerges from shadow of pandemic and political turmoil, with local government forecasting economic growth likely to reach between 3.5% to 5.5 % in 2023.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/7/1 15:19:22
  • Emerging from pandemic, vibrant and lovable HK returns, guarded by NSL, defying Western noise

    "A joyful and lovable Hong Kong has returned!" When officials and local residents hailed the significant changes that the city has experienced over the past three years since the implementation of the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong, the COVID-19 pandemic and the electoral reform, some Western politicians continued badmouthing the city's stability and future prospects ahead of the 26th anniversary of the city's return to the motherland, which is widely seen as meaningless moves that won't stop Hong Kong from moving toward a bright future.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xiong Xinyi | 2023/6/30 20:46:19
  • Withdraw '301 investigation,' remove additional tariffs, review trade deal to be discussed if Yellen visits: former Chinese official

    If US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visits China in the near future, then the key issues for both sides to discuss would be the cancellation of additional tariffs on China, the withdrawal of its “301 investigation” against China, and the review of the first phase of the trade agreement: former deputy governor of China's central bank.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2023/6/30 14:41:35
  • Delegation of Chinese former officials, executives hold second dialogue with US counterparts

    A delegation of Chinese former government officials and commerce representatives held a dialogue with their US counterparts online on Thursday, including the former Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai and a former deputy managing director of the IMF Zhu Min, in what was seen as important semi-official talks to de-escalate tensions between the two countries.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2023/6/30 1:01:45
  • Remarks by US officials send out mixed signals; Republicans' interference stumbling block to high-level exchanges: experts

    Shortly after the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken concluded his visit to China that helped relaunch the high-level exchanges between the two countries, the US top diplomat came up with some remarks addressing the US-China relations, which according to some experts, unleashed mixed signals, putting the sincerity of Washington to repair the soured ties into question.

    By Chen Qingqing and Ma Jingjing | 2023/6/29 21:09:48
  • China passes its first foreign relations law in key step to enrich legal toolbox against Western hegemony

    China's top legislature passed the Foreign Relations Law on Wednesday, marking a milestone significance as it is the first basic, fundamental and comprehensive foreign relations law that aims to fix the loopholes in the rule of law in foreign-related affairs amid new challenges in foreign relations, especially when China has been facing frequent external interference in its internal affairs under the Western hegemony with unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xing Xiaojing | 2023/6/28 22:32:52
  • China's position on Ukraine crisis 'consistent and clear,' Chinese Foreign Ministry says following Fu Cong's interview with Al Jazeera on Crimea

    In response to the latest remarks of the Chinese envoy to EU Fu Cong at Al Jazeera addressing Ukraine's 1991 territorial integrity, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday China's position on Ukraine crisis is consistent and clear.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/6/28 17:36:12
  • Yellen's trip likely motivated by US debt issue; Washington needs more sincere moves in fixing US-China ties

    After the long-delayed visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Beijing last week reopened channel for high-level exchanges between the US and China, US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen is reportedly planning to visit China in July, as business insiders believe that official economic engagement is poised to take center stage amid soured bilateral ties, which is mainly caused by Washington's erroneous perception.

    By Chen Qingqing and Qi Xijia | 2023/6/27 21:00:16
  • China supports and believes Russia in maintaining national stability

    Despite that the Kremlin quelled the Wagner revolt within a short period of time over the weekend, Western officials changed their initial low-profile stances and began badmouthing the authority of the Putin administration as some said the Wagner mutiny exposed the fragility of his government. Some Western media even used the incident to question China-Russia relations, which, some experts said, reflected consistent ill-intentioned motives and the hostile narratives of the West targeting Beijing since the Ukraine crisis.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2023/6/26 22:03:56
  • Wagner's revolt weakening Putin's authority 'wishful thinking' of the West: experts

    Under the mediation of Belarus, the Wagner rebellion, which was widely characterized as a coup targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin by Western media, ended within about 24 hours. Such dramatic changes in the situation from Friday to Saturday attracted the world's attention as some Western analysis considered this “armed rebellion” as a heavy blow to Putin's power, exposing the weakness of his leadership as the Ukraine-Russia war entered a stalemate, which some Chinese experts say is “wishful thinking” by the West regarding Russian politics.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/6/25 21:10:33
  • Putin vows to take 'decisive actions' against rebellious Wagner

    With the world paying close attention to the escalating tension between the Kremlin and the Wagner mercenary group, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to defend the country from internal treason with decisive actions in a televised speech on Saturday, following a criminal case on Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin for allegedly advocating a mutiny.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi | 2023/6/24 15:35:31
  • Xi meets Blinken, calling on US to translate statements to actions

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Beijing on Monday afternoon.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2023/6/19 16:37:59
  • Blinken to visit China; trip expected to relaunch next stage of high-level exchanges: experts

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang had a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday at the latter's request, clarifying China's firm stance on core concerns such as the Taiwan question, according to a statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/6/14 12:41:59
  • Hype over China-related topics 'taking the same page' from Washington's playbook

    Washington continued hyping China-related topics ahead of a reported trip by the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to China as the Biden administration said it has "taken diplomatic steps" that slowed China's intelligence presence overseas following its recent hype over an alleged "Cuba spy base." The latest US move was criticized by China on Tuesday as "taking the same page" of the US' playbook.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/6/13 21:59:26
  • Chinese FM urges US to address mounting doubts over its silence on Nord Stream pipeline sabotage

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry reiterated on Tuesday that it is crucial to conduct an objective, fair, and professional investigation into the Nord Stream pipeline explosion and hold those responsible accountable, after some media reported that German investigators are looking into details about the explosion orchestrated by a sabotage group and the US had knowledge of a plan to attack the pipeline three months before the explosion occurred.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/6/13 19:46:49
  • Xi meets Castro, guiding China-Honduras relations to new high level

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting with visiting Honduran President Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento in the Great Hall of the People on Monday, as Castro became the first Honduran president to make a state visit to China, opening a new historical chapter in China-Honduras relations. Officials and experts hailed the meeting as significant as it set the tone for bilateral relations and injected new momentum into bilateral cooperation, bringing it to a higher level.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/6/12 23:13:02
  • Exclusive: More Honduran products to be exported to China with lower cost, faster speed and more opportunities: Honduran official

    Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Honduras, Honduran exports such as coffee and shrimp no longer need to go through Taiwan island as a transit but can be directly sold to the Chinese mainland market, signaling “lower cost, faster speed and more opportunities,” Fredis Cerrato, Honduran Minister of Economic Development, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Sunday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/6/11 20:33:20
  • Exclusive: Honduras, China to sign 19 cooperation documents including BRI memorandum on Monday: Honduran diplomat

    In just 77 days after the establishment of Honduras-China diplomatic relations, bilateral ties have seen tremendous development, and have been growing like “a robust tree” benefiting the people of both sides. The two countries are expected to sign on Monday 19 memorandums and documents addressing cooperation including the Belt and Road memorandum, Honduran Foreign Minister Enrique Reina told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Sunday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/6/11 14:52:32
  • Honduras inaugurates embassy in China, serving as bridge to facilitate bilateral exchanges

    Honduras officially inaugurated its embassy in Beijing, the capital of China, on Sunday within three months after the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Honduras. The Central American country severed so-called "diplomatic" relations with the Taiwan island on March 25.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/6/11 11:07:18
  • Honduran president arrives in Beijing as China-Honduras ties usher in new era

    Honduran President Xiomara Castro arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport at around 7:50 pm on Saturday. She is currently on a six-day state visit to China, marking the first visit to the country by a Honduran president.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/6/10 20:50:37
  • Castro to make historic visit, highlights China-Honduras ties

    With China-Honduras relations developing at a rarely seen quick pace, Honduran President Xiomara Castro announced Tuesday a plan for a historic visit to China on the heels of the inauguration of China's Embassy to Honduras in Tegucigalpa on Monday, within three months of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.

    By Liu Xin and Chen Qingqing | 2023/6/6 23:31:05
  • Trip by US senior official to China driven by interests rather than goodwill: experts

    A senior US State Department official is reportedly to have arrived in Beijing on Sunday, in what has been described by some Western media as Washington's latest efforts to "boost communication" and "ease tensions" with Beijing. Some Chinese observers believe that the trip is driven by the US' own interests rather than by its goodwill, and they see little sincerity from Washington in improving US-China relations.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/6/4 21:18:25
  • Chinese defense minister begins Singapore visit by enhancing ASEAN-China defense cooperation

    Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu began his visit to Singapore and met Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen on Thursday ahead of the 20th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, laying the groundwork for setting up a hotline between the two countries with the aim of strengthening mutual understanding and trust while enhancing the ASEAN-China defense cooperation.

    By Li Aixin, Guo Yuandan in Singapore and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2023/6/1 21:48:56
  • US hypes on 'China threat' ahead of Shangri-La Dialogue

    Ahead of the 20th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue toward which there has been growing speculation about the meeting between the Chinese and US defense ministers, the US, following its commonly-used tactics, hyped again China's “unprofessional” intercept of a US spy plane over the South China Sea, aiming to peddle the “China threat” theory and create some “sensational topics” for the defense summit.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/5/31 21:21:16
  • HKSAR establishes Chief Executive Policy Unit, showing increasing priority of integrating into national development plan

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Tuesday the establishment of the Chief Executive Policy Unit (CEPU) Expert Group and the appointment of 56 members, with a one-year term of appointment. The CEPU Expert Group comprises members of different backgrounds including high-level experts and scholars from the Chinese mainland, showing the increasing priority of integrating into the national development plan in the HKSAR government's work agenda.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/5/31 1:25:02
  • China's new ambassador assumes office amid resumption of high-level re-engagement between Beijing and Washington

    China's new ambassador to the US, Xie Feng, a former Vice Foreign Minister who is widely known as a specialist in US-related affairs for his vast experiences in the field over the past decades, arrived in New York on Tuesday to assume office. His appointment comes as bilateral relations face “serious difficulties and challenges,” the Chinese envoy said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/5/24 20:22:47
  • Washington's sincerity 'in question' for improving China ties amid report about new Chinese envoy

    After US President Joe Biden hinted at a "thaw" in the frosty US-China relations, US-based media outlet Politico reported that China's new ambassador to the US, Xie Feng, will arrive in Washington as early as Tuesday to take up his post, although it has not been confirmed by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as of press time on Tuesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/23 22:04:31
  • Biden hints at thaw in China ties, but US' sincerity in doubt

    Following the latest G7 summit and Quad meeting that outlined a strong stance against China and ramped up efforts to hype China-related issues, US President Joe Biden adopted an apparently softer tone by claiming that the frosty bilateral relations between China and the US will begin to "thaw" very shortly, hoping to open more lines of communication with China and hinting at easing sanctions on a Chinese official.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/22 21:39:44
  • Biden skips two legs of trip, erodes US credibility

    The US President Joe Biden decided to curtail his upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific by canceling a visit to Australia and Papua New Guinea due to the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations in Washington, which, some Chinese experts said reflects that Washington only treats its so-called allies and partners as chess pieces and instrument, and when its domestic issues override its political agenda, it easily turns back on its commitment.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xie Jun | 2023/5/17 22:23:07
  • China takes necessary, legitimate countermeasure against Canada's unreasonable expulsion of diplomat

    China and Canada are engaged in a rare, high-profile diplomatic row as Beijing declared a consul of the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai as "persona non grata" on Tuesday and asked the Canadian diplomat to leave China before May 13, a necessary and legitimate countermeasure in response to the unreasonable move by the Canadian side of hyping "China's interference" and expelling a Chinese diplomat.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/9 21:09:12
  • China declares a Canadian diplomat in Shanghai as "persona non grata" in countermeasure

    In response to Canada's unreasonable expulsion of a Chinese diplomat, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday to list a consul of the Canadian Consulate General in Shanghai as "persona non grata" and has asked the Canadian diplomat to leave China before May 13. China reserves the right to make further reactions.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/9 13:15:39
  • China strongly condemns, lodges solemn protest and vows to take countermeasure as Canada expels Chinese diplomat

    China strongly condemns and firmly opposes it, and has lodged solemn protest with Canada after the Canadian government blatantly declared a consular official of the Chinese Consulate General in Toronto as "persona non grata" based on the so-called rumors of "China's interference in Canada's internal affairs" by certain politicians and media.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/9 7:42:54
  • China, EU ramp up high-level exchanges, 'close interactions help guide objective perception of China amid noise from US'

    While Chinese Vice President Han Zheng is visiting Portugal and the Netherlands from Sunday to May 12, China on Monday announced the visit of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang to Germany, France and Norway from Monday to May 12. The ongoing visits showed China and the EU are embracing a full resumption of exchanges with frequent high-level interactions and people-to-people exchanges, analysts said.

    By Liu Xin and Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/8 22:31:53
  • Chinese Foreign Minister meets US ambassador, urges US to reflect on US-China relations

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns on Monday in Beijing, saying that the top priority now is to stabilize China-US relations, avoid a downward spiral and prevent unexpected accidents between the two major countries. The Chinese diplomat also urged the US side to deeply reflect, pushing bilateral ties out of predicament.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/8 13:22:56
  • China-Afghanistan-Pakistan meeting injects stability into the region

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang hailed the successful holding of the China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue on Saturday, signaling the resumption of trilateral cooperation mechanisms and Chinese experts view it as of great significance to inject stability into the region and help increase mutual trust between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which have encountered border disputes over the past few years. Since the Ukraine crisis, global security is facing more challenges, and for the three neighboring countries, it is highly necessary to jointly safeguard regional security, some experts said. The resumption of the trilateral mechanism shows that the three countries are willing to jointly tackle security challenges and normalize such mechanisms in tackling regional and hotspot issues.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/7 23:10:20
  • China calls for avoiding escalation in Ukraine crisis after Kremlin drone attack

    Ukraine denied Russia's accusations that it had tried to attack the Kremlin with drones in an attempt "to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin," prompting even more speculation over the incident. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that China has noted the relevant reports, and China calls on all parties to avoid any action that could further escalate the situation.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/5/4 19:02:31
  • Biden's political will to improve US-China ties remains questionable

    Despite that the US envoy to China released a message that Washington is ready to talk to Beijing in an apparent soft rhetoric by rejecting a cold war between the world's two largest economies and called "decoupling" unhealthy and "not smart," some Chinese observers said on Wednesday that China should not be enticed by those "beautiful words" as the key to changing the downward spiral of the US-China relations is whether the US government has enough political will to improve the bilateral ties and turn its words into action.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/3 20:33:27
  • HK unveils District Council election reform plan, implementing 'only patriots governing the city'

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government unveiled on Tuesday a detailed reform plan for the District Council election by introducing a vetting committee to screen candidates in order to fully implement the principle of “only patriots governing Hong Kong.” Future elections will include direct election, appointment and mutual election of district committees.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/5/2 19:01:12
  • Ill-intentioned hype on remarks by Chinese envoy to France won't create 'big waves' for China-EU ties: experts

    A debate is underway in Europe on how to deal with China and strike a balance between EU-China relations and EU-US partnership, before the European Council meeting in June where European leaders will put EU's China policy on the agenda.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/4/25 23:27:25
  • HK District Councils to be retained with electoral elements, won't be secessionism platforms

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu on Tuesday revealed that the review of district administration has entered its final stage and the District Councils will be retained with a certain electoral component. At same time, he stressed that Hong Kong would not allow District Councils to become a platform for "Hong Kong secessionism."

    By By Xu Keyue and Chen Qingqing | 2023/4/25 22:48:12
  • China respects sovereignty of ex-Soviet republics: FM

    European foreign ministers arrived in Luxembourg for the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Monday to discuss a number of topics, including ties with China. However, there have been growing divisions and deepening disunity over how to deal with China within the bloc, especially after French President Emmanuel Macron's recent call for "strategic autonomy" and recent remarks by the Chinese envoy to France drew much attention.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/4/24 21:49:33
  • China respects sovereignty of ex-Soviet states: Chinese FM

    Following recent comments made by the Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye concerning the sovereign status of ex-Soviet states, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday that China respects the status of the member republics as sovereign states after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/4/24 17:21:56
  • Call of top EU diplomat for European navies to patrol the Taiwan Straits 'very dangerous'

    The latest remarks by the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell calling for European navies to patrol in the Taiwan Straits caused a huge controversy on Sunday as some Chinese observers called the comments “extremely dangerous” and signaling “a retrogression” of the EU's stance on the Taiwan question following the recent G7 meeting during which the US tried to pressure its allies to take a more tough position on the matter.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/4/23 16:10:11
  • Re-engagement of US-China in commerce could be an 'ice-breaking' opportunity: experts

    Before US' Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen laid out the US economic priorities on China on Thursday, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said China and US commerce officials met in Beijing last week during which the two sides exchanged views on bilateral economic ties. The re-engagement of US and Chinese officials in certain areas such as business and climate could serve as an opportunity for the strained bilateral relations to turn into a positive direction, but Washington needs to show more sincerity for improving the ties, experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Shen Weiduo | 2023/4/21 0:23:42
  • EU undergoes 'adjustment period' on China policy, seeking balance

    While members of the European Parliament (MEPs) participated in a heated debate about how the EU should view and engage with China on Tuesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urged the bloc to carve out its own distinct European approach and show unity, calling "decoupling with China" not viable.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/4/19 21:35:59
  • China strongly opposes joint communiqué of G7 foreign ministers meeting

    China expressed strong opposition and lodged a stern representations to Japan, the host country of the G7 foreign ministers' meeting, as the latest G7 joint communiqué is full of arrogance, bias and malicious anti-China rhetoric, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday in response to the document that highlights "concerns" over Russia and China.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/4/18 20:58:03