Yang Sheng
Reporter, Beijing
Yang Sheng is a chief reporter at the Global Times covering Chinese politics, diplomacy and military, including China-US relations, China-India border tensions, the Middle East situation, and Hong Kong and Taiwan affairs.
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  • China effectively deters US attempt to endanger Taiwan Strait situation

    At the very last moment of the Trump administration, officials like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and some diplomats in his Department of State have found that they were unwelcome abroad, whether in Taiwan or Europe, so they have lost their only remaining capability to make trouble for the incoming Biden administration, said Chinese experts.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/1/15 2:42:34
  • House to impeach Trump again, divides US

    The world is going to witness more historic moments in the US, as Donald Trump becomes the first US president to be impeached twice after the Capitol riot, and he made history in just one term, though it's almost impossible for Congress to finish the impeachment process by January 20, the date that Trump steps down.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Keyue | 2021/1/13 22:13:39
  • 'US digital hegemony' behind Trump's ban

    Establishment and pro-establishment forces in the US are getting united to fight their “common enemy” – President Donald Trump and his supporters with unprecedented efforts, especially “executing Trump digitally” among social media networks, which brought concerns worldwide on the US digital hegemony that could have huge impact on world politics, and Chinese analysts have reminded that Trumpism won't disappear, instead, it will keep tearing apart the US.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/1/12 23:03:44
  • US double standards on Capitol riot and HK turmoil 'will backfire with endless internal struggles'

    After the historic and shocking riots at the Capitol in Washington DC on Wednesday, US pro-establishment elites, Democrats, mainstream media and social media networks are exerting great effort to mute and isolate voices of President Donald Trump and his supporters for their alleged purpose of safeguarding the US' democratic system. In doing so, they maintain double standards on similar incidents elsewhere around the globe, such as claiming that the Hong Kong turmoil of 2019 is "nothing like" the Capital riots.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/1/11 23:08:39
  • China's national intelligence authority introduces itself in high-profile manner, showing confidence in shaping the image

    In a rare move, the Ministry of State Security (MSS), China's national intelligence and anti-espionage authority uncovered its veil of mystery on Sunday by introducing itself in a four-minute video. Such a high-profile presentation on China's first People's Police Day demonstrates that the national security authority is becoming more confident in shaping its image to fit the country's overall strength and is determined to safeguard the country's national security, observers said.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/1/10 22:30:45
  • More violence to emerge in US as 'divergences remain unsolved'

    After the shocking and historic incident that happened at the Capitol Hill in Washington DC last week, Democrats and establishment elites in the US are trying their best to launch a comprehensive offensive against US President Donald Trump and his followers to clean them out from the system, but such measures won't serve to heal the wounded and polarized country, but could further increase divergences, said Chinese analysts.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2021/1/10 22:03:00
  • Trump unleashes final 'frenzy' to hamstring Biden

    Outgoing US President Donald Trump is seeking to further escalate diplomatic and economic tensions with China through banning US transactions with eight Chinese mobile apps and holding a "political-military dialogue" with the island of Taiwan, in what Chinese experts call last minute political grandstanding to boast his "toughness" toward China and to set up traps to hamstring his successor Joe Biden.

    By Wang Cong, Zhang Dan and Yang Sheng | 2021/1/6 20:18:39
  • Trump ban on Chinese apps 'political show' to hamstring Biden: analysts

    Outgoing US President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a ban on US transactions with eight Chinese mobile apps, in his latest move to further escalate a long-running tech war against China even as he is expected to leave the White House in just about two weeks.

    By Wang Cong, Zhang Dan and Yang Sheng | 2021/1/6 17:51:51
  • 'Political-military dialogue' between US, Taiwan a symbolic show, drops a 'land mine' for Biden to clear: analysts

    The US is scheduled to hold a "political-military dialogue" with the island of Taiwan on Thursday via video conference, a further provocation of China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    By Guo Yuandan and Yang Sheng | 2021/1/6 17:17:16
  • US politics in reality 'more interesting than House of Cards,' entertains Chinese amid pandemic

    When Chinese people became bored while staying at home most of the year in 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the farces of the US election in 2020-21 have provided a great amount of entertainment and there continue to be endless updates streaming in about the current US political situation and the presidential elections to Chinese social networking platforms.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2021/1/5 23:58:39
  • US faces 'systemic crisis' as Trump's election fraud farce continues

    The US is at risk of a systemic crisis, observers said, as US President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn his election defeat by threatening Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to find enough votes, days before Congress meets on Wednesday to formally count the votes from the Electoral College.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2021/1/4 22:47:45
  • China enters 2021 with full confidence

    The year 2020 is a difficult year for not only China but also the rest of the world due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and a series of knock-on effects on the world.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2021/1/3 23:53:24
  • New regulation on military equipment takes effect, to boost PLA modernization

    Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to release revised regulations on military equipment.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/1/2 20:46:59
  • India keeps hyping Sinophobia, Modi govt shows no intention to fix ties with China: experts

    Although China-India border tensions have eased somewhat as the two sides are seeking a solution through negotiations, the anti-China sentiment and related actions within India have not eased but keep simmering with more biased and hostile voices from some Indian scholars and Indian journalists, proving that New Delhi has no intention to control such a dangerous atmosphere and fix bilateral ties, Chinese experts said on Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xin | 2020/12/29 23:24:03
  • High-level CPC delegation's Nepal visit eyes issues of common interest, upholds noninterference principle: Chinese FM

    The visit of a Chinese Communist Party of China (CPC) delegation to Nepal was to conduct exchanges with Nepal on epidemic control, governance and other issues of common interest, and the CPC upholds principles including non-interference, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, after some media claimed the official visit to Nepal by Chinese officials was interfering in Nepal's politics.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Hui | 2020/12/28 18:08:39
  • Beijing-Xiong'an high-speed transit system to boost Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration

    Starting at Beijing West Railway Station and connecting Beijing's Daxing International Airport and the Xiong'an New Area in Hebei Province, the Beijing-Xiong'an intercity railway fully opened as of Sunday, with analysts saying that this project has laid the foundation for the dispersal of non-capital functions from Beijing to Xiong'an, and the railway system - with its advanced technologies - will be the leading example for urban construction in the future world.

    By Yang Sheng and Tao Mingyang | 2020/12/27 19:58:40
  • Chinese like American culture, loathe US hegemony, hope Biden to fix bilateral ties: survey

    After a series of frictions and struggles with the US in areas such as economy, trade, science and technology, as well as diplomacy and security, Chinese people have an unshakable consensus in opposition of US hegemony but they can still separate American culture and people from the government, according to a survey from the Global Times, with Chinese experts saying that this can lay the foundation for the two countries to fix relations in the future.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2020/12/25 20:03:29
  • China-Russia strategic ties to be strengthened, sending strong signal to new US govt

    China and Russia recently sent strong messages, through moves such as having joint aerial strategic patrols and criticizing US unilateralism together, to the US when the Trump administration is setting obstacles for the incoming Biden government to repair US relations with other countries.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/12/23 22:18:39
  • US cooks up mistrust on China by accusing China of 'missing maritime security meeting'

    The US should rethink the reason why China didn't appear at a meeting based on the China-US Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) rather than rudely accuse China of not honoring agreements, said Chinese military and diplomatic experts, after the US commander of the Indo-Pacific Command criticized China for missing the meeting on Wednesday.

    By Guo Yuandan and Yang Sheng | 2020/12/17 19:43:39
  • British envoy visits Wuhan, expresses rational, objective voice amid bumpy China-UK ties

    British Ambassador to China Caroline Wilson has just finished her four-day visit to Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, which was hit the hardest by COVID-19 in the country early this year. During the visit, she acknowledged the city's efforts in containing the coronavirus and expressed a wish to see cutting-edge cooperation between Hubei and the UK.

    By Zhang Han, Liu Caiyu and Yang Sheng | 2020/12/17 12:48:47
  • Biden's victory confirmed, but Trump's influence to remain: experts

    Joe Biden clinched his victory over incumbent US President Donald Trump after being officially confirmed by the Electoral College on Monday, and analysts said Trump could become the first, probably not the last, defeated presidential candidate who refuses to concede, and this would be another damage that Trump brings to US democracy.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2020/12/15 21:53:40
  • Lai may 'expose scandal of serving Trump admin in 2020 election' with media empire: analysts

    US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced their support on Twitter to Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, a media tycoon and instigator of Hong Kong riots with collusion with the US, who has been charged with "colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security."

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/12/13 19:58:11
  • China-EU deal expected before year's end, as trilateral game with US intensifies on trade and diplomacy

    The 35th round of negotiations for the China-EU investment agreement – a landmark deal closely binding the economic interests of China and Europe – concludes on Friday and is expected to be signed at the end of 2020 before Joe Biden formally takes his oath as US president in January.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/12/11 11:08:49
  • Taiwan authority 'persecutes mainlanders, pro-reunification activists'

    The local authority of Taipei, in the island of Taiwan, has investigated a Chinese mainland woman, who is the head of a pro-reunification female NGO on the island, with the excuse of "threatening national security."

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Lingzhi | 2020/12/9 22:13:40
  • 'Reciprocal sanctions' in NPC's high-level warning likely apply to Pompeo, anti-China congressmen 

    The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) expressed strong condemnation and firm opposition to US sanctions on vice chairpersons of the NPC Standing Committee, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2020/12/9 20:09:19
  • US can't 'instigate new conflicts in S. China Sea'

    With about a month to go before the end of US President Donald Trump's administration, the US still sent its acting secretary of defense to visit some countries around the South China Sea, with observers speculating that the move is meant to add difficulties for the new administration to adjust its strategy in the region.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/12/8 20:48:40
  • Possibility of peaceful reunification with Taiwan is diminishing: experts

    Experts from the two sides of Taiwan Straits say reunification between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will not be realized without pressure, and even peaceful reunification won't be realized without military pressure.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhao Yusha | 2020/12/5 13:32:21
  • Most Chinese angered by US hegemony while more Americans feel helpless to contain China: GT survey

    The world is paying high attention to the tensions and competition between China and the US, and according to the latest survey from the Global Times poll center, more than 85 Chinese participants are being “angry and resist firmly” or “complain and object explicitly” to the US global hegemony, but 40.8 percent American participants choose “have no choice but to accept” while being asked their attitude toward China's rise globally.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/12/5 11:04:18
  • Aussie foreign relations bill could further worsen China ties

    Australia's parliament on Thursday passed legislation empowering its federal government to veto any agreement struck with foreign states, a move likely to further worsen China-Australia ties which are already extremely tense, as Chinese experts warned that Canberra should be careful and avoid any escalation to cause non-repairable damage.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/12/3 22:03:40
  • Australia 'binds to US chariot' by developing hypersonic missiles

    After Australia announced plans to develop hypersonic cruise missiles with its ally the US on Tuesday, Chinese military experts said on Wednesday that China has no intention to make Australia a "military foe" but the latest move of developing missiles with the US could make Australia a potential threat to China.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2020/12/2 20:14:14
  • World expects Biden to 'fix ties with China'

    Expectations around the world on Joe Biden to fix China-US ties from the damage caused by the Trump administration have risen, as Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger urged Biden to restore communication with China.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2020/11/17 20:28:41
  • Leaders of separatist forces 'should be blacklisted' as report says Chinese mainland to sanction Taiwan secessionists: analysts

    After a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Sunday that the Chinese mainland will formulate a blacklist of "stubborn Taiwan secessionists," both sides of the Taiwan Straits wondered who will make the list, as mainland experts said the blacklist should include the leaders, influential personnel of the secessionist forces, and the head of Taiwan's executive body.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Lingzhi | 2020/11/17 1:55:39
  • Beijing prepared for Trump's final madness, hysteria on China policy

    China has been prepared for a "final act of the madness" from the Trump administration and its staged hysteria on China-related issues, as it is highly likely that the incumbent US president will take much more extreme measures on issues such as the South China Sea, the island of Taiwan and China's high tech sector, the moves which are also seen as "setting obstacles" for Biden in his foreign policies, experts said.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2020/11/16 17:33:40
  • Trump admin ramps up pressure on China to limit Biden's policy space

    Imposing a ban on US investment in 31 companies for a so-called “military link,” denying Taiwan island as part of China… as the hope for a second term quickly fades away, the Trump administration seems to speed up their “crazy” pressure of China and “abominably” squeezing out room for rational bilateral ties in the past two days in the hope of maximizing its negative legacy on Joe Biden, who has been declared the winner of the presidential election, Chinese experts said.

    By Liu Xin, Yang Sheng and Zhang Dan | 2020/11/13 22:16:29
  • China's congratulations to Biden, Harris 'show respect to US people, law'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday extended the country's congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and said China respects the choice of the Americans, in a move which Chinese analysts said shows China's utmost respect to US laws, election rules, all parties and voters, while congratulations from the top national leaders of China will be sent once official results are released.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xin | 2020/11/13 18:47:21
  • Pompeo's last-ditch provocation on Taiwan question leaves Biden a mess to fix: experts

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at the last moment of his term, has once again provoked China by saying that "Taiwan has not been a part of China," which is against the US' official stance and the foundation for China and the US in establishing their formal diplomatic ties, but Chinese experts said such a trick is unlikely to affect the policymaking of the new administration.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xin | 2020/11/13 17:22:17
  • 'Trump's country' governed by Biden administration? More 'struggles, headaches'

    Most Western countries and US mainstream media have concluded that US President Donald Trump has already lost the election and they have started to call Joe Biden “president-elect”, while Trump is still struggling with legal challenges and Biden has already started to form his cabinet.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2020/11/12 19:24:35
  • SCO members to be 'more united in post-Trump era'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday attended a virtual meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) via video link hosted by Russia, which holds the rotating SCO presidency this year.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2020/11/10 23:38:40
  • Biden to affect China's ties with EU; 'but not to worry'

    After Joe Biden announced his victory in the US presidential election, many leaders of the major powers around the globe have sent their congratulations including leaders of the EU and India. Chinese experts believe that the change that Biden will bring to the international relations will surely impact China's ties with others, but these is "no need to be worried."

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/11/9 20:32:37
  • Tensions rise in US as Trump incites radical supporters, Democrats plan reckoning

    US President Donald Trump's reelection chances are fading away as more votes are counted in battleground states.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/11/6 19:50:58
  • Post-election chaos erupts in US, a divided country awaits next govt

    Anxiety, suspicion and civil unrest in cities across the US are seemingly pushing the only superpower in the world to chaos and turmoil, as the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, one of the most bruising races in modern times, remains unsettled a day after polls closed.

    By Cao Siqi, Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2020/11/5 22:14:37
  • White House in Blue, Senate in Red? 'A chance to fix China-US relations'

    The US 2020 election is very likely to conclude with the Democrats controlling the White House and the House of Representatives, and the Republicans the Senate, according to the votes so far, and this divided political situation could bring huge difficulties to the new government as struggles with the Senate will impact cabinet nominations and policymaking.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2020/11/5 21:48:40
  • Chinese Americans divided on US election

    In 2016, some Chinese Americans helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in some swing states like Pennsylvania to become the president of the US. But in 2020, many of them have changed their minds.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Han | 2020/11/4 0:01:47
  • Uncertainty lingers despite markets rally on Election day

    The final results of the US election are expected to come through in about 24 hours if it goes smoothly, but the uncertainty of the country's domestic situation has raised concerns among some Chinese experts and economists that a potential constitutional crisis could further disrupt international relations and markets, with some of them calling the election a "black swan" event.

    By Li Xuanmin and Yang Sheng | 2020/11/3 13:56:34
  • China views US presidential election with calm, confidence

    A day ahead of the US presidential election, Chinese people are paying attention to domestic affairs topics rather than the US election, and most of them are treating the US election as a “show.”

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/11/2 22:58:40
  • China to upgrade security guarantee for development in new plan

    China will further upgrade the protection of its national security by incorporating "security and development" in all aspects and process of the country's development, and accelerate the modernization of its military to build a prosperous country and a strong military in the coming years, according to the communiqué of the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

    By Yang Sheng and Cui Fandi | 2020/10/30 1:04:05
  • US can't offer what China can to Sri Lanka: expert

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Sri Lanka to pressure the South Asian country to stand with the US in containing China, but China has expressed strong confidence in its ties with Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/10/28 23:00:26
  • China ranks third on Gallup's law & order index, much higher than US

    China ranks third in the Law and Order Index issued by Gallup in its latest report, and 90 percent of the Chinese participants "feel safe walking alone at night in their area," with analysts saying that the report shows that Chinese people are confident in public security and order in their country.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/10/28 19:58:41
  • US arms sales to Taiwan 'offensive, but useless'

    The US has announced plans for a new round of arms sales to arm the secessionist Taiwan authorities with offensive Harpoon missiles that can attack the Chinese mainland, shortly after the Chinese central government announced on Monday sanctions against US military industrial firms and individuals involved in Taiwan arms sales.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/10/27 17:21:59
  • Chinese people commemorate war against US aggression in Korea with high respect

    The Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing, the country's capital city, was full to the brim on Sunday with thousands of enthusiastic Beijing residents and tourists who eagerly visited an exhibition commemorating the war in which China defeated US aggression in the Korean Peninsula 70 years ago.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/10/25 19:48:40
  • China sends stern warning via commemoration of war it won against the US 70 years ago in Korea

    Almost at the same time when the world was focused on the "theatrical" presidential debate in the US, across the Pacific Ocean, at a grand ceremony Friday to celebrate China's victory in a war against US aggression in Korea 70 years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping mounted a scathing denunciation of forces that seek to contain China's development, and issued a stern warning that the Chinese people were not to be trifled with and any aggression against China would be dealt with head-on.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Hui | 2020/10/23 15:52:29
  • China, N.Korea stand together 'for self-protection against US hegemony' like 70 years ago

    As China commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953), the DPRK, or North Korea, also held a solemn memorial event to express its gratitude and respect to China's contribution in the 1950s to save the country from being destroyed by the US.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Hui | 2020/10/22 21:21:31
  • War film reveals the key to China's military victory over the US 70 years ago

    The War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea was not a popular topic for Chinese films in the past few decades, but Sacrifice, a film commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer (CPV) Army's participation in the War, has ignited moviegoers anticipation across China, putting it in position to set another box-office record following the success of blockbuster Chinese war film The Eight Hundred.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/10/22 18:13:40
  • GOP lawmakers use China Task Force to boost political careers

    Anti-China politicians in the US House of Representatives once again proposed a bill to support Taiwan separatism, and to provoke the Chinese mainland by allowing Taiwan authority's personnel to perform official duties in the US, and requiring the Pentagon to prevent the Chinese mainland from reunifying with the island by force.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2020/10/21 22:07:27
  • HK rioters criticized for meddling in Thai protests

    Hong Kong separatists are using recent protests in Thailand to increase their public profile, as their separatist activities in Hong Kong have been strictly contained after the national security law for the city came into effect, and their support for the unrest in Thailand is being criticized and mocked by Hong Kong residents, as some said "they cheer for more turmoil elsewhere after they failed in Hong Kong."

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/10/20 22:22:44
  • China commemorates war against US aggression in Korea

    Chinese President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) Army entering the DPRK to help in the war to resist US aggression, and said that the great spirit of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) should be inherited in the new era to fight for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Han | 2020/10/19 22:13:41
  • PLA's hypersonic missile to target 'foreign military intervention' in reunification-by-force Taiwan operation

    Media reports in and outside Taiwan have been hyping that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is preparing to strike the Taiwan island with new weapon deployment, and Chinese military experts believe weapons like hypersonic missile, the DF-17, should actually target foreign military forces if they intervene in PLA's reunification operations, and that targeting the island would be a waste.

    By Zhang Hui and Yang Sheng | 2020/10/19 21:58:40
  • Old Summer Palace marks 160th anniversary of massive looting

    The Old Summer Palace in Beijing opened free of charge on Sunday to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the massive looting and destruction of the palace carried out by foreign forces during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Xi | 2020/10/18 16:13:55
  • Mainland warns Taiwan not to become part of Trump's 'October Surprise'

    "Don't say you have not been forewarned!" The Chinese phrase, which has been used by the Chinese mainland previously before going to war, reappeared on Thursday in a commentary posted on the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China, the People's Daily. The commentary demanded that Taiwan intelligence organs stand on the right side of history, and not to serve the Trump administration to create any "October Surprise" before the November US presidential election.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2020/10/15 22:58:17
  • Xi stresses war preparedness during PLA Navy Marine Corps visit

    President Xi Jinping inspected the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps in Chaozhou on Tuesday amid his ongoing trip to South China's Guangdong Province.

    By Yang Sheng and Hu Yuwei | 2020/10/14 0:49:40
  • 7th round of China-India military commanders' talks positive, constructive: Chinese Defense Ministry

    Chinese Defense Ministry's Spokesperson Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang announced on Tuesday night that the 7th round of Senior Commanders meeting of India and China was positive, constructive and had enhanced understanding of each other's positions.

    By Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2020/10/13 20:44:43
  • China, India hold 19th meeting on border issues: Chinese FM

    China and India are holding the 19th meeting on the consultation and coordination mechanism on the border issue, and the meeting is focusing on the implementation of the five-point consensus that the foreign ministers of the two sides reached in Moscow to deescalate border tensions, Chinese foreign ministry said.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/30 17:10:03
  • Chaotic Trump-Biden debate shows 'recession of US influence, national power'

    The first US presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat candidate Joe Biden that finished on Wednesday just showed the world a divided and chaotic US that is no longer an attractive superpower in terms of politics and soft power, and the embarrassing debate full of interruptions and pointless personal attacks largely reflects the recession of US national power, said Chinese analysts.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Wenwen | 2020/9/30 14:08:48
  • Trump, Biden to play 'China card' in debate

    The first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be held on Tuesday night local time, and due to recent tensions between China and the US, the event has also attracted the attention of the Chinese public and social media network. Chinese experts said the candidates will keep playing the "China card" to attack each other.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/29 21:18:40
  • China's victories on poverty alleviation, epidemic control 'best response to Western stigmatization'

    When the US launched a series of ideological offensives against China and the Communist Party of China (CPC) on different occasions, the Party showed its confidence to the world by demonstrating its latest achievements on poverty alleviation and epidemic control, with foreign ambassadors praising that China's victories on these issues are the best response to the stigmatization made by US officials and media.

    By Yang Sheng in Guiyang | 2020/9/28 20:28:40
  • Cross-Straits exchanges continue amid rising tensions

    The ongoing Straits Forum held in the Chinese mainland for cross-Straits people-to-people exchanges showed that the mainland is handling the complicated situation with "two hands" - supporting exchanges and cooperation to serve the concrete benefits of Taiwan compatriots, and increasing military pressure to deter Taiwan separatism and the Trump administration which is increasingly throwing its weight on the Taiwan question, experts said on Sunday.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Lingzhi | 2020/9/20 23:03:40
  • Taiwan's hopes for US visit 'wishful thinking', to get nothing

    US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach's visit to Taiwan can infuriate the Chinese mainland, and he avoided touching on the trade and investment agreement with the island, which can benefit the people of the island, said experts, noting that the US is just making use of rather than helping Taiwan.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/18 0:06:38
  • Mulan gets some HKers' support at debut despite separatists' boycott calls

    The Disney film Mulan gained support from some people in Hong Kong at its debut in the city on Thursday, despite separatists' calls to boycott the movie.

    By Wan Lin and Yang Sheng | 2020/9/17 21:48:40
  • Krach's visit to Taiwan should be punished: expert

    The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday urged the US to stop official exchanges with the island of Taiwan, because the Taiwan question is China's internal affair and not open to interference from foreign forces, as the US is planning to send US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach to Taiwan this week for "economic talks" with the authority of the island.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/16 21:48:40
  • China-India border tension could 'extend to winter'

    In a speech in the Indian parliament on Tuesday, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that the border dispute with China remains "unresolved" for now, and blamed China for "violating" the border agreement with India. Chinese experts warned on Tuesday that such a hard-line attitude may see border tensions extend into winter.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2020/9/15 22:50:34
  • KMT cancels delegation to Straits Forum

    The Kuomintang (KMT), an opposition party in the island of Taiwan, announced on Monday that it will not send a delegation to attend the Straits Forum that is scheduled to be held in Xiamen, Fujian Province, because it felt "insulted" after a mainland TV news program said the KMT is asking the mainland for peace amid the intense cross-Straits situation.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/14 21:28:40
  • China-Japan ties 'uncertain' in post-Abe era

    The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan will elect its new leader on Monday who will also essentially succeed the resigned Shinzo Abe as the country's prime minister, but as rising hard-line attitudes toward China bring uncertainty to China-Japan ties, Chinese analysts warned that a worsening bilateral relationship will bring visible harm to Japan.

    By Yang Sheng and Cui Fandi | 2020/9/13 23:38:40
  • China-India FM meeting 'last chance' for peaceful solution

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers' meeting in Moscow on Thursday, and are likely to have a face-to-face meeting. Chinese experts said this could be the last chance for the senior officials of the two sides to peacefully settle border tensions before winter.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/10 22:30:39
  • Indian troops' tactics won't help with negotiations with China: experts

    Before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers' meeting on Thursday to be attended by China and India, Indian troops in the border region continued with provocative actions against China, such as firing in the air, to increase leverage in its negotiations with China. But experts warned on Wednesday that this could make it difficult for the two sides to reach an agreement to de-escalate tensions, and would even spark a conflict before winter.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2020/9/9 22:10:52
  • HK suspects arrested in Guangdong to be charged under mainland law: Lam

    HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the 12 HK residents suspected of violating the national security law in HK and arrested in Chinese mainland waters while on the run will be charged according to mainland law.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2020/9/8 14:18:43
  • Canada's judicial independence 'should not be pillaged by US political pressure'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry, for the first time, disclosed that the US had asked "dozens" of countries to detain Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou but only Canada accepted the request, and the decision has brought huge damage to China-Canada relations. Chinese experts said the Canadian government should safeguard their country's judicial independence, rather than let Washington's political pressure "pillage" the legal system of Canada.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/5 20:54:44
  • New Delhi shows positive attitude, frontline Indian troops may remain over winter: expert

    The defense ministers of China and India met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Moscow, Russia on Friday, with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe expressing China's firm determination to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/5 13:20:16
  • India underrates China's will to defend every inch of territory

    India's latest military provocations on the China-India border are very different to that of the Doklam stand-off in 2017, as it dispatched more troops and displayed an extremely aggressive posture with Chinese experts saying on Thursday that Indian decision-makers have seemingly underestimated China's determination to protect its sovereignty.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/3 23:53:40
  • Pentagon report shows China's nuke strength key deterrence

    The latest Pentagon report on the Chinese military development shows that China's nuclear strength is key to deterring US hegemonic activities, Chinese military experts said on Wednesday. The Chinese national defense ministry also criticized the report for stigmatizing China's military modernization, and groundlessly hyping the "China military threat theory."

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/2 22:58:40
  • US can 'assure Taiwan nothing'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry has warned the US not to go any further on a "wrong and dangerous path" on Tuesday, after the US declassified its detailed documents showing illegal assurances that were made by Washington to the island of Taiwan in 1982 and posted them on the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) website on Monday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/9/1 22:42:42
  • US intends to force China to 'fire first shot' over Taiwan

    A US military aircraft appeared in the skies over Taiwan on Sunday, which was suspected of taking off from a Taiwan-based airfield and flew to Japan, with the incident taking place as the island's military claims that the Chinese mainland does not possess "enough capabilities" to launch an all-out attack against Taiwan, the mainland experts warn that Washington is provoking Beijing to fire the first shot, and that current tensions could further escalate.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/8/31 23:53:40
  • China-Japan relations 'may go backward' due to US impact

    In the wake of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announcing his resignation, observers on both sides worry that China-Japan ties will worsen and the hard-won diplomatic achievements of recent years will vanish — and the latest interaction between Japan and the US on defense affairs is increasing those concerns.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/8/30 20:43:40
  • US human rights need global scrutiny amid rising racial unrest

    Unrest in Wisconsin after a police officer shot African American Jacob Blake in Kenosha has worsened the country's racial problem, which was sparked by George Floyd's death, and its impact on the election remains unclear. Chinese analysts said that the US is moving backwards on human rights, as the situation could be even worse than in 1968.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2020/8/27 22:16:25
  • GOP convention shows hyping sinophobia won't expand Trump's base: experts

    On the first night of its national convention, the US Republican Party showed more hostility against China than the Democrats, and many influential and senior Republicans were not included in the list of speakers. Chinese analysts said on Tuesday that hyping sinophobia is getting less and less effective to draw support for Donald Trump, and the Republicans have failed to attract more swing voters.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/8/25 21:23:40
  • Abe 'a pragmatic politician,' should keep fixing China-Japan ties: experts

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revisited the hospital on Monday on the day as he became the country's longest serving prime minister in terms of consecutive days in office. Analysts said Abe should remain pragmatic and continue to prevent China-Japan ties from sliding back to confrontation before his term ends. Otherwise, progress made in bilateral relations in the past seven years would be wasted.

    By Yang Sheng and Sun Haoran | 2020/8/24 23:38:40
  • Land border pact shows China, Vietnam can 'solve maritime issues without external intervention'

    China and Vietnam celebrated the 20th anniversary of delimitation their territorial boundaries, a historic border land treaty between two countries which sends a clear message that neighboring countries can solve disputes without being influenced by external forces, as the US has recently increased the provocation in the South China Sea, Chinese experts said.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2020/8/23 22:16:52
  • Chinese diplomats urge right path for US

    Senior Chinese diplomats, on many occasions, have warned against the attempts by some US politicians that damage bilateral ties, as these moves have pushed the world's most important bilateral relations toward confrontation.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2020/8/20 21:28:40
  • Biden 'smoother' to deal with

    Although most observers, polls and surveys made by US media outlets and institutes, as well as Chinese experts predicted that Joe Biden could defeat Donald Trump to become the next US president in the November presidential election, but if Trump is reelected, it won't become another Black Swan incident like his victory in 2016. Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate at the party's convention Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/8/19 22:58:40
  • 'Simulated enemy' helps PLA drill for real combat capability

    US forces are increasing intelligence gathering of the military deployment of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) around potential battlefields, Chinese mainland military experts said on Monday, after Taiwan media reported a US B-1B bomber flied near the island on Sunday. Experts said that the Chinese military should also be prepared for a potential conflict.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/8/17 21:38:40
  • Mainland, not US, to decide time of national reunification

    The Chinese mainland will not let the US to decide when and how to reunify the island of Taiwan, and as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has overwhelming advantage in the region, reunifying Taiwan by force is not urgent as long as the separatist authority on the island and Washington do not cross the red line, said mainland experts on Sunday in response to a prediction by a US Navy think tank that the mainland will attack Taiwan in 2021.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/8/16 21:55:03
  • LegCo should focus on fighting virus, considering natl security legislation in 1 year extension: experts

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has allowed all lawmakers of the current Legislative Council to their extended terms, which means incumbent lawmakers disqualified from the next election will stay in the city's legislature until at least September 2021, analysts and politicians said on Thursday.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2020/8/12 23:13:40
  • Fate of disqualified lawmakers to be decided by HK govt as NPC extends LegCo for 1 year

    The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend the sixth Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) lawmakers' terms of office by at least one year until the new LegCo begins, in case the coronavirus outbreak remains uncontained within one year.

    By Yang Sheng and Bai Yunyi | 2020/8/11 23:23:40
  • 90% Chinese netizens disfavor US amid tensions, support strong retaliation against US: GT online survey

    Retaliation measures enforced by the Chinese government in response to US provocations are overwhelmingly supported by the public, and increasingly more Chinese people disfavor the US amid the recent spate of unprecedented tensions since the two countries established diplomatic ties in the late 1970s, a survey showed on Monday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/8/11 0:28:40
  • Biden attacks trade deal 'for election'

    US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden criticized the phase one trade deal signed by the Trump administration with China, in a move Chinese analysts said trying to attack the most important, and probably the only major diplomatic achievement of US President Donald Trump.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/8/6 20:58:40
  • Chinese military expert says Kyodo misinterprets his words over Dongsha Islands drill

    A Chinese professor said his words have been misinterpreted after Japanese media quoted his article and wrongly inferred that the Chinese mainland "is expected to carry out a large-scale landing drill" aimed at seizing the Taiwan-controlled Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea in August.

    By Yang Sheng and Guo Yuandan | 2020/8/3 21:53:41
  • DPP 'will capitalize' on Lee Teng-hui's death

    After the death of the "godfather of Taiwan secessionism," Lee Teng-hui, was announced on Thursday, several politicians tried to capitalize on the former Taiwan leader's death, including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the current leader of the island, Tsai Ing-wen, with experts saying they continue to push for separatism and spread an anti-China sentiment.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Lingzhi | 2020/7/31 21:08:40
  • Chinese PLA handles diverse missions in tough 2020

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will celebrate its 93rd anniversary on Saturday. In 2020, the PLA underwent extremely tough missions, including fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and massive floods, and responded to military threats from other countries in the South China Sea, the Taiwan Straits, and the China-India border region

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2020/7/31 20:28:40
  • Hong Kong LegCo election postponement urged

    As Hong Kong is facing the third wave of a serious COVID-19 epidemic, many local social organizations and residents have urged the HKSAR government to postpone the Legislative Council (LegCo) election, scheduled for September.

    By Yang Sheng and Bai Yunyi | 2020/7/29 21:13:40
  • Anti-govt activist fired by HKU

    Tai Yiu-ting, a radical Hong Kong anti-government political activist who is also an associate professor at the Department of Law, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been fired after the overwhelming majority of the university council voted for his dismissal on Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/7/28 23:40:23
  • As China 'will definitely retaliate' military provocation, experts warn US not to escalate tensions

    The increasing tensions between China and the US, and the worsening COVID-19 epidemic situation, as well as the declining approval ratings of President Donald Trump have raised concerns, among strategists and experts, of a military conflict between the two nuclear-armed powers caused by the dangerous US attempts.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2020/7/28 23:28:40
  • US consulate in Chengdu closes

    The US Consulate General in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province officially closed on Monday, following a decision the Chinese government was forced to make, as the Chinese consulate in Houston was abruptly demanded to close down last week.

    By Cui Meng in Chengdu, Chen Qingqing and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2020/7/27 21:56:53
  • China-US ties in 'extreme danger' in next 3 months

    While the world is still fighting a tough battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, the US is trying to launch a new cold war against China by making a series of provocations, such as forcing China to close its consulate in Houston and making aggressive speeches targeting China, even though such hegemonic and irresponsible moves are criticized by not only China but also international scholars, who say the US' aggressive attitude is threatening world peace.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/7/26 20:58:23
  • US loses 'strategic intelligence interests' with closure of Chengdu consulate

    In the latest round of diplomatic conflict between China and the US, the two sides have each ordered the other to close a consulate general. Experts on China-US relations and intelligence said that the losses for the two sides are generally equivalent, but the closure of the US consulate in Chengdu will cause more strategic losses on the US side as Washington has long used its diplomats in Chengdu to infiltrate Tibet and other regions in Southwest China, interfering in China's domestic affairs.

    By Yang Sheng and Bai Yunyi | 2020/7/24 18:36:29
  • China observes diplomatic dignity to close US Chengdu consulate, may downsize HK-based US personnel: experts

    China has ordered the US to shut its Consulate General in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, in retaliation for the US asking to close China's Consulate General in Houston, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday, which analysts have called "an equivalent and reciprocal countermeasure," reflecting the core principle of diplomatic dignity as well as China's efforts in taking the quick escalation of conflict between China and the US under control.

    By Chen Qingqing, Yang Sheng and Bai Yunyi | 2020/7/24 12:58:04
  • Expelling US consular spies an option for China: analysts

    China on Thursday defied widespread expectations for announcing looming countermeasures against the US order to close the Chinese consulate in Houston, indicating what analysts call China's "strategic patience and calm" to ensure that its response is both proportionate and painful for the US.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xin | 2020/7/23 22:08:40
  • US-led anti-China alliance set for all-out failure

    The latest US attempt to build a “global anti-China alliance” is doomed to fail as Western countries don't share its policy towards China. China needs to convince the rest of the world by enhancing opening-up and reform, and be more responsible on international issues where the US is giving up its leadership and embraces unilateralism, said Chinese analysts, after the top US diplomat pressured the UK to further offend China.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/7/22 22:00:49
  • Indian economy will suffer due to planned sanction of Chinese firms: experts

    Indian economy and customers will suffer as New Delhi plans to sanction several Chinese companies due to their "military connection," because India can't find an ideal replacement from other countries, said Chinese analysts. They said such moves only show that the Indian government failed to manage domestic nationalism.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2020/7/21 19:23:40
  • 'Zero chance' for US to isolate China

    Although China has tried to stabilize and ease tensions with the US, the current situation showed that Washington is unwilling to stop its confrontations with Beijing. Chinese experts on China-US ties said on Wednesday that regardless of what the US did or will do to China, as long as China doesn't make a mistake and keeps on the right track of development, the possibility for the US to crack down on China is "zero."

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2020/7/15 21:48:40
  • HK opposition 'primaries' challenge natl security law, illegal acts may become 1st major case on security in HK: analysts

    The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO) on Tuesday accused the "primaries" organized by the opposition camp and extreme anti-government forces, as well as separatists in Hong Kong, of violating the law and said it will not tolerate any act of manipulating the upcoming Legislative Council (LegCo) elections of Hong Kong in September.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/7/14 23:23:40
  • HK 'needs more tests' to control third wave of pandemic

    Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 38 new COVID-19 cases as of Sunday afternoon with 30 locally transmitted and eight imported cases, bringing the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to 1,470.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Hui | 2020/7/12 21:17:55
  • China hopes for 'reasonable' US

    China continues to try its best to convince the US to stop dangerous approaches to deal with the ties, and to be sincere at dialogues to solve problems, said Chinese foreign minister in a speech at an online forum with more than 30 top diplomats and experts around the world on the direction of China-US relations.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/7/9 21:43:40
  • China, Russia reaffirm mutual support on core interests, sovereignty

    Chinese and Russian leaders exchanged support for each other on safeguarding sovereignty and security and opposing external intervention during a Wednesday phone conversation, which covered issues such as China's newly adopted national security law for Hong Kong and Russia's recently passed amended constitution.

    By Shan Jie and Yang Sheng | 2020/7/8 23:23:40
  • Central govt office starts operating, 'foreign forces frightened'

    The Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was inaugurated in the territory on Wednesday and started operation after the inauguration, with more detailed regulations for law-enforcement to be announced soon. This is a milestone moment that could greatly ensure the stability and certainty of the financial hub in the future, officials and experts said.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2020/7/8 22:03:41
  • US epidemic failure victimizes international students

    The US government announced another "stupid policy," as what analysts said and students as well as universities complained about, that if foreign students only have online courses in the 2020 fall semester, they must leave the US or take alternative steps to maintain their nonimmigrant status.

    By GT staff reporters | 2020/7/7 22:28:40
  • UK bluffs over Hong Kong

    The UK, a country with massive untold interests in Hong Kong and wants to retain its colonial influence in the city as much as possible, is now acting tough against China's national security law for its Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Chinese analysts said on Monday that the actions of the UK are more of a bluff since they can't harm China, but will only damage itself.

    By Yang Sheng and Shen Weiduo | 2020/7/6 22:23:40
  • Head of national security office in HK soon 'to be announced'

    Government agencies newly established in accordance with the national security law for Hong Kong will soon be activated, as the secretary-general for the national security committee in Hong Kong has been appointed, and observers said that the head of the central government's national security office in Hong Kong will also be announced very soon, as the need for law enforcement is urgent.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2020/7/3 0:03:40
  • National security law 'makes HK people more secure'

    Hong Kong celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the return to the motherland on Wednesday, and with the enactment of the National Security Law in Hong Kong, Hong Kong residents and analysts said the people of the city will be more secure and free from harm by rioters and separatists who gang up with foreign forces, and the law is a gift that the motherland presented to the SAR.

    By Yang Sheng | 2020/7/1 22:23:40
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