Yang Sheng
Reporter, Beijing
Yang Sheng is a chief reporter at the Global Times covering Chinese politics, diplomacy and military.
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  • Russia, North Korea sign treaty on comprehensive strategic partnership; Moscow 'more capable of playing long game' with West

    Russia and North Korea signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement on Wednesday during Russian President Vladimir Putin's state visit to Pyongyang, RIA Novosti news agency reported. Chinese experts said by signing the agreement, Russia and North Korea will become closer partners amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/6/19 22:55:19
  • China calls for 'comprehensive, effective implementation' of UNSC resolutions for Gaza cease-fire

    The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Monday local time adopted a resolution aimed at reaching a comprehensive cease-fire deal drafted by the US in three phases to end the war in Gaza, with China, which voted in favor, calling for all UNSC resolutions to be implemented in a comprehensive and effective manner while expressing concern that the US-drafted text is still ambiguous in a number of aspects.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/6/11 20:59:30
  • Modi claims victory with alliance winning only narrow majority

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory for a third term on Tuesday, as he released a statement on social media. Chinese experts said that however Modi's ambition to compete with Chinese manufacturing and improve India's business environment will be difficult to accomplish.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingrui | 2024/6/4 23:52:43
  • Turkish FM visits China to 'enrich bilateral ties'

    China has been in close communication with Muslim countries in the Middle East recently amid the worsening situation in Gaza, as Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan starts his visit to China on Monday, just a few days after the 10th ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum. Chinese analysts said that apart from boosting bilateral cooperation, China will strengthen cooperation and coordination with Turkey and other major powers in the region to jointly promote a sustainable cease-fire in the continuing Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/6/3 21:05:40
  • China warns US about redlines on core interests as vice FM visits Washington at critical juncture

    Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu's visit to the US from Thursday to Sunday aimed at sending a clear message to the US about China's redlines on its core interests while also maintaining communication between senior officials in the two countries, said Chinese experts. They also noted that if the US refuses to stop its provocations and hostile measures toward China, the tensions between the two major powers will be difficult to stabilize while Washington is still mired in problems in the Ukraine and Gaza.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/6/2 23:37:13
  • China-US relations at critical stage of preventing deterioration and promoting stability: Vice FM

    China-US relations are at a critical stage of preventing deterioration and promoting stability and the US' approach of seeking dialogue while harming China's interests is unworkable. There is no future in zero-sum games under the guise of competition, and China will not accept suppression or deprivation of its legitimate development rights, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu said while holding consultations with US Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell in Washington on Thursday local time.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/6/1 16:03:49
  • Xi meets Sisi as China, Arab countries to hold conference

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Beijing on Wednesday. Multiple top leaders from Arab countries are expected to pay state visits to China and attend the opening ceremony of the 10th Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, which will be held on May 30. Experts said that China and Arab countries will boost cooperation at the conference, and discuss the ongoing crisis in Gaza as Israel bombed Rafah, causing serious civilian casualties.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xin | 2024/5/29 23:56:32
  • China, S.Korea, Japan to resume FTA negotiations; Premier Li calls for upholding spirit of 'strategic autonomy'

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang said on Monday at a trilateral meeting with leaders of Japan and South Korea which was held in Seoul, South Korea, that the three countries should stay committed to the original aspiration for cooperation and make joint efforts to resume and accelerate China-Japan-South Korea cooperation so as to make greater contributions to regional prosperity and stability.

    By Yang Sheng and Ma Jingjing | 2024/5/27 21:08:53
  • China-Japan-S.Korea trilateral summit meeting to boost cooperation

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrived in Seoul on Sunday to attend the ninth Trilateral Summit Meeting among China, Japan and South Korea from Sunday to Monday. Li had a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the day of his arrival, with Chinese experts saying the three major economies in East Asia will make pragmatic efforts to make sure the economic development and integration of the region will not be affected by bloc confrontation and geopolitical crises.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/5/26 22:49:02
  • UK defense chief's concern over China-Russia ties 'groundless', for the sake of attracting attention

    UK politicians such as its defense chief are increasingly launching groundless accusations against China and Russia, said Chinese analysts on Monday as the UK defense secretary Grant Shapps claimed that he was concerned about the strengthening China-Russia diplomatic ties as "it posed a threat to democracy."

    By Yang Sheng and Sun Langchen | 2024/5/20 21:11:56
  • Taiwan people call for peace as secessionist Lai to formally take office

    Taiwan regional leader-elect and head of the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Lai Ching-te, who won the island's election in January with only 40 percent of the vote, is scheduled to formally take office on Monday.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/5/19 22:10:25
  • Xi, Putin hold talks, sign joint statement on deepening ties

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held large-group talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is in China on a state visit, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. Analysts from both countries said the visit will reinforce and further promote the bilateral strategic ties with high level mutual-trust and broad common interests.

    By Yang Sheng in Beijing and Zhang Weilan in Harbin | 2024/5/16 23:10:19
  • Putin says China clearly understands roots of Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said before his trip that Russia is open to a dialogue on Ukraine, but such negotiations must take into account the interests of all countries involved in the conflict, including Russia's, and he expressed positive views on China's position on the Ukraine crisis.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/5/15 22:08:51
  • Putin to pay state visit to China, 'bilateral strategic ties to be further improved'

    At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to China from May 16 to 17, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday, with analysts from the two countries saying that the visit will have strategic significance for not only the two major powers, but also the world amid turbulence and profound changes.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/5/14 21:18:37
  • Russia ready to 'play long game' in Ukraine as Putin proposes economist as new defense chief

    Russia is ready to "play the long game" in Ukraine and balance the sustainable demand of its military operation with economic development, said experts on Monday, as a senior official who specialized in the economy was proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin to become the new defense minister.

    By Yang Sheng and Bai Yunyi | 2024/5/13 20:05:09
  • US might fail to stop Israel from attacking Rafah; 'Biden's influence over Netanyahu limited'

    Although the US is recently increasing criticism over Israel and warns that Washington will stop weapon supply if the Israeli military forces launch full attack against Rafah, Israeli Prime Minister has defied the warning from US President Joe Biden by reaffirming his determination to maintain the war in Gaza.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/5/12 23:02:53
  • US again fails to bring cease-fire to Gaza, 'more civilian casualties unavoidable if Israel attacks Rafah'

    The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is set to continue, as Israel warned Palestinians to evacuate from Rafah and the Israeli military prepared for an attack on the southern city on Palestine's border with Egypt. Experts said on Monday this will surely cause large numbers of civilian casualties, and the latest development in the situation proves that the US-dominated mediation has failed once again.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/5/6 21:45:08
  • Blinken faces difficult task 'to stop bloodshed in Gaza' with visit to Middle East

    US State Secretary Antony Blinken arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, the first stop in a broader trip to the Middle East that aims to mediate between Israel and Hamas and stop the bloodshed in Gaza. The conflict has already brought huge domestic and external pressures to Washington, as pro-Palestine protests across major universities in Western countries are making Washington's policy of tolerating Israel's operations look increasingly unjustified and embarrassing.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/29 22:10:40
  • PLA Navy celebrates 75th founding anniversary as open day events held across the country

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy holds open day events in multiple coastal cities across China around Tuesday to mark the 75th anniversary of its founding, with numerous people getting onboard advanced warships to enjoy the moment of pride and patriotism with naval officers. Military experts said the Chinese navy will keep developing and getting more powerful in the future to meet the demand of safeguarding the nation and world peace.

    By Yang Sheng in Beijing and Guo Yuandan in Qingdao | 2024/4/23 23:14:38
  • Western Pacific Naval Symposium opens in Qingdao, looks to bridge differences

    Senior naval officers from around the world on Monday witnessed the opening of a naval symposium in China which is aimed at bridging differences and seeking global governance on maritime issues, while a senior Chinese defense official reaffirmed China's commitment to resolving disputes with directly involved countries through friendly consultation, but also vowed “countermeasures” against unwarranted provocations.

    By Yang Sheng in Beijing and Guo Yuandan in Qingdao | 2024/4/22 22:49:42
  • China gathers naval leaders worldwide to discuss maritime security while US conducts drills to 'destabilize S. China Sea'

    China is showing the greatest sincerity and making concrete efforts in stabilizing situation and safeguarding peace in the West Pacific region, analysts said, as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy holds a symposium to gather naval commanders and senior officers from navies around the globe to discuss maritime security from Sunday to Wednesday, while the US is about to conduct military drills with its ally the Philippines starting from Tuesday, which is bound to intensify the current tensions in the South China Sea.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/21 21:04:11
  • China's top legislator to visit N. Korea, strengthen traditional friendship

    China and North Korea are set to engage in the most senior-level diplomatic activity since 2019 as China's top legislator Zhao Leji will visit North Korea from Thursday to Saturday. Chinese analysts said that the friendship and close ties between China and North Korea will add certainty to the Korean Peninsula, and China will help North Korea realize post-pandemic recovery.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/10 22:18:15
  • Xi meets Lavrov, reaffirms China's emphasis on partnership with Russia

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday in Beijing. Chinese analysts said the meeting sends a strong signal that China will firmly develop its strategic partnership with Russia, despite pressure from the West. The China-Russia partnership continues to be key for the global strategic balance and the hope for promoting a multipolar world in which countries of the Global South will have greater roles to play.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/9 22:17:20
  • Russian FM's visit to China 'further strengthens strategic partnership'

    As Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in China on Monday for an official visit, many observers said the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership will be further strengthened despite US pressure.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/8 22:38:33
  • NATO members likely to be more divided on supporting Ukraine as crisis drags on: expert

    As the Russia-Ukraine conflict drags on, NATO members appear to be more and more divided over military aid to Ukraine, as Chinese analysts said on Sunday that since the beginning of April, more and more European countries are calling for negotiations to solve the crisis. Extending support and aid to Ukraine was a contentious topic among NATO member countries during a two-day meeting on Wednesday and Thursday at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. One day earlier, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had proposed a 100-billion-euro, five-year package of military aid to Ukraine, which was supported by only the UK, Poland and Latvia, media reported on Friday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/7 22:36:00
  • Yellen's trip eyes on 'further stabilizing' China-US ties; Washington needs Beijing's cooperation to resolve national debt crisis

    US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, a US senior official who is believed to be pragmatic and less hawkish toward China than many of her peers, has arrived Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, and kicked off her 6-day visit to China from Thursday to Tuesday (April 4-9), with Chinese experts saying on Friday that Yellen is trying to seek helps from China to solve US economic challenges, and they said US officials need to adjust its arrogant attitude and speak nicely when asking helps.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Weilan | 2024/4/5 22:48:46
  • ASEAN members frequently engage with China; 'peace & devt' mainstream for Asia-Pacific

    Many key members of ASEAN have held frequent engagements with China to reinforce and further develop the friendly ties to focus on joint development recently, while the US is trying to use the Philippines to hype up frictions in the South China Sea to interrupt the regional security situation and damage China's relations with the regional countries. Experts said the mainstream of the region is still about peace and development as the vast majority of the ASEAN share consensus with China to build community with shared future, and the vicious attempt of foreign forces is doomed to fail.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/2 18:00:38
  • Ma's mainland trip reflects mainstream of Taiwan that calls for anti-secessionism, cross-Straits peace: expert

    Former chairperson of the Kuomintang (KMT) party Ma Ying-jeou kicked off his 11-day trip in the Chinese Mainland on Monday, with observers from both the island and the mainland paying great attention to his visit, as they expect Ma will be able to boost exchanges between youths from both sides, and balance the negative impact brought by the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/4/1 21:24:37
  • Strategic rivalry mindset remains in US, complicates China ties: analyst

    China-US relations have been in a complex situation recently. On one hand, many top US companies have expressed their interest and confidence in China's market and in the recovery of people-to-people exchanges in some fields, but on the other, the US is mulling to increase military activities in South China Sea, and Washington is taking new actions to contain China's rightful development in the high-tech fields.

    By Yang Sheng and Qi Xijia | 2024/3/31 21:38:06
  • Taiwan's military acts in Kinmen 'provocative,' bringing risks of escalation for tension with mainland

    The Chinese mainland is closely monitoring the actions of Taiwan island's military around Kinmen. "If they provoke or cause trouble, daring to act rashly, they will surely face failure," Chen Binhua, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said on Wednesday in response to reports that Taiwan island will conduct live-fire drills in April at locations including Kinmen and Lieyu.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2024/3/27 21:17:11
  • Putin vows punishment as Moscow mourns victims

    The terror attack in Moscow that has reportedly caused at least 133 deaths will further unify Russians, as Chinese experts said the incident will not weaken, but will strengthen the authority of Russian President Vladimir Putin as Russians want the government and military to revenge for the victims, and Russia will surely retaliate not only against the terrorists but also other related hostile forces behind the attack.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Wanshi | 2024/3/24 21:39:29
  • EU summit 'to bring limited impact to Ukraine crisis'

    Leaders of EU member states are gathering in Brussels on Thursday for a two-day summit as the Ukraine crisis is bringing more concerns, as well as exerting pressure on Europe. Analysts said the EU might not be able to significantly change the situation even if major European powers have the strong political will to do so, while the difficult economic situation in Europe will impact EU leaders' consensus on how to keep supplying military aid to Kiev.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/3/21 20:35:30
  • India's recent acts, remarks over China's Zangnan 'serve election purpose'

    The Indian government's recent acts and remarks over the Chinese territory of Zangnan are in the interests of helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi win re-election, as he and his party want to shape a hawkish image for their nationalist voters. This does not necessarily mean that India will take real actions to provoke China or change the status quo in border regions, because New Delhi wants to win the election, not sparking a military conflict that it cannot afford, Chinese analysts said.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/3/20 20:48:46
  • Putin reelected; 'China-Russia ties to continue to make progress'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated Vladimir Putin on his reelection as Russian president, as Putin has addressed his supporters and declared his reelection victory earlier on the same day following the victory of presidential election with over 87 percent of the vote in his favor.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/3/18 16:57:45
  • China Coast Guard carries out more law-enforcement patrols in waters near Kinmen

    In another patrol, China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels sailed in the waters near the Kinmen islands on Friday and Saturday, a move experts said is intended to signal that Chinese mainland law-enforcement vessels will conduct more patrols in the waters to protect lives and safeguard the legitimate rights of fishermen from both mainland and Taiwan region.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/3/17 21:29:31
  • NATO annual report mentions China more frequently, with more hostile tone

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday released his Annual Report for 2023, and the document mentioned China more frequently and with a more hostile tone compared to the one he released last year. Chinese experts said that the words in the report are similar to those in US policy documents about “strategic competition” with China, so in the future, to what extent the US-led military alliance will have friction with China depends on the development of China-US relations.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/3/15 1:04:13
  • Ukraine crisis 'may escalate' amid new aid deal

    There are new dangers of an escalation in the Ukraine crisis as media claimed that NATO members are mulling deploying ground troops to join the war and the West continues to send weapons to fan the flames of the conflict. Consequently, Russia warned that it is ready for nuclear war if the US sends troops to Ukraine, while China has concluded its second round of shuttle diplomacy among key players in Europe on seeking a political settlement to the Ukraine crisis.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2024/3/13 22:24:35
  • China calls for immediate cease-fire as Gaza conflict defies Ramadan

    A cease-fire in Gaza has not materialized despite the arrival of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with international concern over the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis ramping up. China on Tuesday called for an immediate cease-fire and ensuring access to humanitarian aid for the people in the region.

    By Yang Sheng and Du Qiongfang | 2024/3/12 22:36:31
  • Two sessions 'to guide China's development' with new thoughts, targets

    The National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, held the closing meeting of its annual session on Monday, during which lawmakers approved and passed a series of work reports and resolutions related to China's economic development plan, rule of law and central budget, marking the successful conclusion of the two sessions in 2024.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhao Yusha | 2024/3/11 23:02:14
  • Cease-fire before Ramadan unlikely as 'US-proposed deal unfair for Palestinians'

    Negotiations over a cease-fire in Gaza are unlikely to achieve a breakthrough before the start of Ramadan, media reported. Analysts said that the key reason is that Israel just wants to have a temporary cease-fire, and Hamas and Palestinians in Gaza believe that if the cease-fire is temporary, the conflict will return to the region after Israeli forces take a break.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/3/10 21:33:46
  • Putin 'projects confidence' over war in Ukraine, Russia's economic growth under Western sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual State of the Nation Address on Thursday. It was a key occasion for him to project confidence about Russia's development under the pressure from the West and Russia's "special military operation" in Ukraine before the presidential election in March. Commenting on the speech, analysts said Putin is telling the world that Russia is not concerned at all and is even satisfied with the current situation. Moscow is waiting for the US for talks, the analysts said.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/29 22:22:33
  • Sweden's accession intensifies Russia-NATO tensions

    Sweden has eventually cleared the path to join NATO, and following Finland, the Nordic country's accession to the US-led military alliance means that the boundary of military standoff between Russia and NATO in Europe has expanded to Arctic region, making the security situation of Europe more complicated and unstable, said analysts.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/27 19:46:09
  • Mainland's regular patrols send stern warning to DPP

    As the Chinese mainland's maritime law enforcement authorities on Sunday conducted more patrols in waters near Kinmen in response to Taiwan authorities' brutal and deadly act against fishermen from the mainland, analysts from the island of Taiwan on Monday said the mainland is sending a strong signal that its law enforcement forces are right to and capable of taking further control of not only waters around Kimen, but also Matsu and Penghu islands.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2024/2/26 21:33:55
  • G7's complaint over China amid Ukraine crisis 'exposes their own weakness'

    The G7 leaders held a virtual meeting on Saturday to voice their “unwavering support” for Ukraine with the participation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as the Russia-Ukraine conflict sees its second anniversary of the outbreak, and the G7 leaders issued a statement on the day to express “concern” about China-Russia business ties, with Chinese experts on Sunday refuting the G7's complaint on China's neutrality on the Ukraine crisis just exposed the weakness of the West.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/25 20:46:49
  • Stability unlocking economic potentials: Mainland tourists visiting HK, Macao for Chinese Lunar New Year surpass same period of 2018

    Hong Kong and Macao have both announced relevant data to prove that their tourism industries have all recovered to the level before the COVID-19 pandemic and also the 2019 turmoil, as the two special administrative regions all received more than 1.4 million and 1.3 million inbound visitors which greatly boost local economies, and experts and professionals of related industries said security, stability and public order are the most important elements to bring tourists back.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/23 17:17:31
  • EU sanctions against Chinese, Indian firms over trade with Russia 'can't help Ukraine win war'

    Ahead of the second anniversary of the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which falls on Saturday, the EU has agreed a new package of sanctions against Russia that for the first time targets Chinese and Indian companies accused of "supporting Moscow's war effort." The relevant Chinese firms are yet to respond to the sanctions.

    By Yang Sheng and Qi Xijia | 2024/2/22 21:25:35
  • Chinese think tank finds Western sanctions fail to undermine Russia

    As Saturday will see the second anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Chinese strategists, economists and experts on international relations have recently given their reviews of the crisis. They have a series of key findings, including that Russia will not be defeated by Western sanctions and weapons, and the Russian economy could re-rise in the future; the war is likely to be a long-term conflict; and the West is losing faith and the US might abandon Ukraine if Donald Trump gets elected later this year.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/21 22:04:16
  • US imposes limited pressure on Israel while intl community increasingly calls for cease-fire

    The term that the US used in its UN Security Council draft resolution about the Gaza conflict has changed to "temporary cease-fire" rather than "pause," while 26 EU members warned Israel about the catastrophic consequence of attacking Rafah, where a large number of displaced Palestinians have fled over the course of the conflict.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/20 19:41:42
  • China committed to possible peace talks as Ukraine crisis drags 2 years

    As the Russia-Ukraine conflict, breaking out two years ago, has caused casualties and resulted in serious damages to both sides up to today, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) that China has stayed committed to promoting peace talks on the Ukraine issue and will not give up as long as there is a glimmer of hope.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/18 23:10:42
  • Mainland tourists visiting HK for Chinese Lunar New Year surpassed same period of 2018; 'Article 23 legislation to provide sustainable peace'

    Nearly 4 million trips crossed the border of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) during the first four days of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival national holidays since February 10, with more than 750,000 tourists coming to Hong Kong, 650,000 of whom were from the mainland. This data has surpassed the figures from the same period in 2018, the HKSAR government said recently.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/16 19:24:36
  • Chinese welcome Year of Dragon with confidence amid nation's growing intl prestige

    China's top leader as well as diplomats from around the world have extended greetings for the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, to all Chinese people around the globe and also publicized, introduced and promoted Chinese culture to the world.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/8 21:31:12
  • Japanese, Italian PMs meet as 'G7 becomes US-led mechanism to contain China'

    The G7 is becoming a US-led mechanism to serve Washington's hegemonic interests to contain its strategic competitors like China and Russia, Chinese experts said, as leaders of G7 nations Japan and Italy discussed a series topics including containment against China during talks in Tokyo on Monday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/6 20:16:11
  • US-led airstrikes on Houthis can't stop Red Sea crisis 'as root cause in Gaza remained unsolved'

    The US and its ally the UK have launched a series of airstrikes against dozens of Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, however, the armed group in Yemen who attacked Israel-linked ships that sail through the Red Sea claimed on Sunday that it has not been deterred and vowed to respond. Analysts said the military strikes will only bring more conflicts to the region and before the end of the Gaza crisis, it's unlikely there will be an end to the Red Sea crisis.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/4 21:33:18
  • FBI hypes groundless 'China cyberattack threat' to maximize its own power: experts

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday slammed the groundless accusation made by the chief of the FBI about "China's plan to take down US' domestic infrastructure" in the scenario of the two superpowers going to war over the Taiwan question, with analysts saying that US intelligence and espionage agencies have hyped the "China threat" again and again to maximize their own power to spy on other countries and to strengthen surveillance against the American people.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/2/1 21:11:20
  • US keeps hyping military tension around Taiwan Straits

    A US think tank released a report on Tuesday claiming that the "majority of experts" from the US and the island of Taiwan said they believe "a crisis in the Taiwan Straits is likely in 2024," with a "blockade" or "quarantine" of the island by the Chinese mainland seen as the most likely scenario, while analysts from the mainland said this is an old trick of the US to hype regional tensions to spread fear in the region to serve its hegemonic interests.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2024/1/23 20:07:15
  • Biden vs Trump more of a certainty as DeSantis drops out of presidential race; '2024 election to further tear US apart'

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on US local time Sunday that he is ending his White House bid and endorsing former president Donald Trump. Analysts said this further secures Trump's bid to become GOP nominee to run against Joe Biden this year, as US media had seen DeSantis as Trump's biggest threat in the Republican primaries.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/1/22 21:36:09
  • US' manipulating politics in Taiwan to face restraints, counteracts: expert

    The US' thinly-veiled policy of playing the so-called Taiwan card to support its geopolitical strategy of containing China is continuing after the regional election of Taiwan island with US lawmakers reportedly scheduling to go to the island.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/1/21 23:03:31
  • China, Maldives elevate ties, underscoring mutual support

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with President of the Republic of Maldives Mohamed Muizzu in Beijing on Wednesday. Chinese experts said that the elevation of China-Maldives relations will bring more development opportunities to the peoples of two countries as well as to the Indian Ocean region, which is significant to China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the economic and energy security of China.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2024/1/11 0:02:41
  • Senior Hamas leader's killing risks escalating conflict, spillover

    The conflict between Israel and Palestinian armed group Hamas has affected more regions apart from the Gaza Strip and the Red Sea, as the latest airstrike launched by the Israeli military on Beirut, capital of Lebanon, killed a senior leader of Hamas, leading to more people expressing concerns about the escalation of the conflict.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/1/3 21:18:30
  • Attack against S.Korea's opposition leader shows 'intensifying political polarization'

    South Korea's opposition leader Lee Jae-myung was physically assaulted on Tuesday, the second day of 2024, with Chinese analysts saying that although more details are yet to be released, the case shows that political polarization within the country is further intensifying.

    By Yang Sheng | 2024/1/2 22:40:09
  • Xi stresses fostering new dynamics in ties with world

    China concluded the latest Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs on Thursday, with the participation of top leaders and senior officials covering the Party and central and local governments, as well as all departments and agencies related to foreign affairs.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/12/29 0:03:23
  • Anti-espionage efforts of China against US spies 'essential, effective'

    US espionage and intelligence agencies that work to infiltrate other countries are complaining to the US media about the difficulties of their malicious undertakings against other countries' national security, in order to convince Washington's politicians and decision-makers to allocate them more resources and money. In other words, they are "pleading poverty," said Chinese experts on intelligence and security affairs on Wednesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/12/27 23:42:50
  • Pushing forward the cause pioneered by Mao best way to pay tribute: Xi

    Commemorations to mark the 130th anniversary of the birth of People's Republic of China's founding leader Chairman Mao Zedong were held by the Communist Party of China, the Chinese government and Chinese people across the country on Tuesday.

    By Cui Fandi in Shaoshan and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2023/12/26 23:56:21
  • Premier Li stresses deepening integrated devt, security governance for LMC

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang attended the fourth Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders' Meeting via videolink on Monday, with the attendance of leaders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, the five ASEAN member states that the Mekong River runs through. China called for the deepening of development for regional integration and security cooperation to crack down on telecom fraud among the six countries.

    By Yang Sheng and Hu Yuwei | 2023/12/25 23:01:12
  • US still making no real efforts for cease-fire; 'spillover effect of Gaza crisis to be seen in more regions'

    US President Joe Biden has not asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a cease-fire in Gaza, even though the crisis has spilled over to more and more regions as attacks targeting ships related to Israel have occurred not only in the Red Sea but also in the Indian Ocean.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/12/24 21:38:18
  • Chinese mainland needs to be prepared for the risks caused by Taiwan secessionist force: experts

    The Chinese mainland needs to be prepared for the risk caused by Taiwan secessionist force and the interference from the US on the Taiwan question, as the US is trying to use the island to provoke military conflict between the mainland and the island to contain the development of China, said experts from both sides of Taiwan Straits on Saturday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/12/23 18:57:12
  • If US can clear way for 'cease-fire in Gaza', Red Sea problem would be solved

    The US-led joint patrol in the Red Sea following Houthi militia attacks against ships related to Israel shows that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in Gaza is not only affecting the whole region, but also the international community. Chinese analysts pointed out that the root cause of the trade route problem is the ongoing conflict in Gaza, and only a sustainable cease-fire and allowing humanitarian aid to enter Gaza via land and sea routes can solve the problem in the Red Sea.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/12/19 20:50:41
  • 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
  • Killing of hostages is tragic, but it can hardly stop Israel's operation in Gaza: expert

    After Israeli forces mistakenly killed three Israeli hostages in Gaza, the head of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad met Qatar's prime minister in Oslo to discuss the release of the remaining hostages, media reported, as some observers believe it could signal hope for another temporary cease-fire to enable swapping Hamas-held hostages for Israeli-held Palestinian prisoners.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/12/17 23:34:23
  • China, Vietnam jointly build 'a shared future' of peace, prosperity, defying Western smearing

    After a successful visit to Vietnam by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese president, China's 2023 head-of-state diplomacy wrapped up in Vietnam with solid, detailed plans for the future, amid a warm and passionate atmosphere.

    By Li Aixin in Hanoi and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2023/12/14 23:54:25
  • Xi's fruitful visit consolidates China-Vietnam relations

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, concluded his successful visit to Vietnam on Wednesday with fruitful achievements as China and Vietnam on Tuesday agreed to build a community with a shared future that carries strategic significance. Analysts said that the latest improvement of the bilateral ties will make the two socialist countries further boost cooperation comprehensively, and jointly prevent interruption from external forces that attempt to mess up regional peace and stability.

    By Li Aixin in Hanoi and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2023/12/13 22:32:06
  • UNGA to vote on resolution for cease-fire in Gaza after US' veto

    The UN General Assembly is set to vote on a resolution for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire on Tuesday afternoon local time, after the US vetoed a similar resolution on Friday. Experts said that even if the General Assembly passes a nonbinding resolution, the conflict would not stop because Washington, the only major power that is able to effectively restrain Israeli forces from worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza, prefers to clear the way for Israel to realize its ultimate goal rather than protecting lives.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/12/12 22:43:42
  • Zelensky's visit 'might not be able to break deadlock' in US Congress over aid

    Although US President Joe Biden has invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to visit the US, a move that is believed to help the Biden administration break the deadlock in Congress over aid to allow Ukraine to keep up its fight with Russia, analysts said serious partisan struggles between Democrats and Republicans, as well as the ongoing conflict in Gaza, could make it very difficult for Zelensky to get what he wants during this trip.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/12/11 22:08:19
  • UK delegation visits SW China's Guizhou, eyeing cooperation in village soccer training

    Representatives from the English Premier League (EPL) visited Rongjiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, on Saturday, engaging in in-depth discussions and promoting cooperation in various aspects such as talent development through China's village soccer tournament, which is dubbed Cunchao in Chinese. According to media reports, representatives from the EPL and the UK Embassy in China are having exchanges with local soccer heads from Saturday to Monday to discuss the promotion of cooperation between Cunchao and the EPL.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/11/27 0:01:19
  • PLA conducts drills on border as conflicts continue in north Myanmar

    Live-fire drills and training exercises conducted by the Chinese military force along the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border are defensive and aimed at safeguarding Chinese sovereignty, stability of border area and safety of personnel from impacts caused by the civil war in Myanmar, rather than an act to intervene in the internal affairs of the neighboring country, experts said on Sunday.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2023/11/26 20:55:44
  • PLA conducts real combat drill along China-Myanmar border, a necessary act to deal with emergencies, potential escalation: experts

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command announced on Saturday that it will conduct a series of real combat training and drills along the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border, which is aimed to test the rapid maneuverability, border sealing and firepower capabilities of locally positioned troops.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/11/25 13:46:11
  • Truce in Gaza 'a key window for humanitarian assistance'

    Israel and Palestinian armed group Hamas have very limited mutual trust to execute the temporary cease-fire and a hostage release deal, so they need more time to solve technical problems, said experts on Thursday, as the Israeli side claimed that the truce will be delayed and no hostages will be released before Friday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/11/23 22:22:00
  • China warns US, Philippines not to harm its sovereignty, rights

    China on Wednesday warned the US and the Philippines that their recent joint naval patrols near Chinese territorial waters should not harm China's sovereignty and maritime interests, with analysts saying the military activities by Washington and Manila showed the two countries have no sincerity to ease tension.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/11/22 22:48:37
  • China to boost talks, cooperation with Europe after ties with US stabilize

    China and the EU, as well as major European powers like France, are going to increase communication and boost cooperation, with analysts saying on Tuesday the China-US tensions have been eased to a certain degree after the San Francisco summit, and this will pave way for Europe to be more pragmatic when developing ties with China.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2023/11/21 21:16:05
  • Candidates begin registering for Taiwan regional leader election

    Candidates of different political parties in the island of Taiwan are able to register with the regional leader election commission from Monday to Friday, with the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate formally announcing his running mate while opposition parties including the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party are struggling over whether to work together or run in the election separately.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/11/20 21:58:10
  • Xi's trip adds stability to China-US ties, injects positivity to intl landscape

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday evening returned to Beijing after holding a China-US summit meeting and attending the 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in San Francisco, with expectations from experts from both China and the US that the trip will serve to further stabilize the most important bilateral ties in the world, while they also cautioned about the possible uncertainties from the US side.

    By Chen Qingqing, Bai Yunyi, Xing Xiaojing, Shen Weiduo and Xie Wenting in San Francisco and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2023/11/19 22:58:40
  • Xi, Biden conclude 'strategic, historic and directional' summit

    After four hours of face-to-face, in-depth and comprehensive talks, the Chinese and US leaders concluded a significant China-US summit on Wednesday local time that is seen as strategic, historic and directional, forming a forward-looking "San Francisco vision" and setting the direction for a healthy, stable, and sustainable development of US-China relations.

    By Chen Qingqing, Xie Wenting, Shen Weiduo, Bai Yunyi and Xing Xiaojing in San Francisco and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2023/11/16 20:34:14
  • China continues to push for cease-fire in Gaza

    The situation of the Palestine-Israel conflict remains horrific as the death toll of Palestinians has risen to 11,240 as a result of Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip and as the United Nations lowered the flags of its institutions all over the world for the 101 staff killed so far during the war in Gaza. China is continuing its efforts in the UN and is dispatching diplomats to visit countries with influence to seek a cease-fire and promote peace in the region.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/11/14 21:05:10
  • Chinese FM urges immediate cease-fire amid dire Gaza situation

    China on Monday praised the contribution to calls for a ceasefire and humanitarian assistance for the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict made by the Saudi-African summit and Arab-Islamic summit, held in Saudi Arabia, saying that China will continue to work with the relevant parties to protect civilians, ease tensions, restart negotiations, and strive tirelessly for peace.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/11/13 20:58:36
  • World's 1st large internet-themed sci-tech museum opens in Hangzhou

    The 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit opened on Wednesday with thousands of visitors heading to the watertown in East China's Zhejiang Province to explore the World Internet Science and Technology Museum, the world's first large internet-themed museum.

    By Yang Sheng in Wuzhen | 2023/11/8 23:14:10
  • Wuzhen Summit kicks off at 10th anniversary, highlighting China's role in building a community with a shared future in cyberspace

    The 2023 World Internet Conference (WIC) Wuzhen Summit kicked off on Wednesday in the ancient water town of Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang Province, where global cyberspace luminaries are set to discuss internet industry-related topics and provide insights on addressing the most pressing global cyberspace challenges – ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) governance, cyberspace hegemony to the widened digital gap – at the three-day monumental gathering.

    By Li Xuanmin and Yang Sheng in Wuzhen | 2023/11/8 21:37:34
  • US 'slight change' in attitude on Palestine-Israel conflict due to rising domestic, international pressure, 'but unable to stop Gaza bloodshed immediately'

    The attitude of the White House toward the Palestine-Israel conflict has seen a slight change in recent days compared to its firm stance to merely defend Israel's "right of self-defense" at the very beginning, as Washington now calls for "humanitarian pauses," Chinese analysts said on Sunday. They noted that although this comes as a result of mounting pressure from US voters and the international community, this kind of adjustment shows limited sincerity and effectiveness in being able to stop the horrific crisis which has already killed at least 9,500 people in Gaza.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/11/5 22:52:44
  • 'Gaza cease-fire top priority' as China assumes UNSC presidency

    China has assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for November and sees promoting a cease-fire in the Israel-Palestine conflict as a "top priority," said Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, as the number of dead passed 10,000 for both sides since October 7, with 9,000 in the Gaza Strip.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/11/2 22:24:49
  • China to pool wisdom for AI governance framework in UK

    China will send a delegation led by a senior official from the Ministry of Science and Technology to the UK-hosted first Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Safety Summit from Wednesday to Thursday, and to introduce the significance about the Global AI Governance Initiative which was launched by China during the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in October.

    By Yang Sheng and Qi Xijia | 2023/11/1 23:07:17
  • Israel starts 2nd phase of war as UNGA resolution calls for truce

    Although the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday on Gaza which calls for an immediate and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities, Israel still launched the second phase of its war against the Gaza Strip, bringing death toll on Palestine side since the war to nearly 8,000, mostly civilians including women and children.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/10/29 23:17:06
  • US House elects new speaker amid divided, polarized domestic political situation

    After three weeks without a speaker in the House following the ousting of Kevin McCarthy, Republican House Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana was elected as the new speaker on Wednesday local time.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/10/27 0:38:10
  • GT Exclusive: Mainland tax, natural resource authorities inspect Foxconn companies in several provinces

    Chinese mainland tax authorities have conducted tax inspections on key enterprises of Foxconn in Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces, among other places, in accordance with the law. The natural resources department has also conducted on-site investigations into the land use of key enterprises of Foxconn in Henan and Hubei provinces, the Global Times has learned exclusively from sources on Sunday.

    By Liu Xin, Yang Sheng and Xing Xiaojing | 2023/10/22 22:05:42
  • See modernization flowers bloom in rural and urban China

    From October 9 to 16, a delegation of international non-governmental representatives invited by the China Foundation for Peace and Development visited a series of cities across China, including Yan'an, Shanghai, Anji, Hangzhou, Ningde, Beijing and Zhengding.

    By Yang Sheng and Xia Wenxin | 2023/10/19 16:26:40
  • Beijing fully prepared for BRF; 'world expects China's answer to global challenges'

    The third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) will be held in Beijing from Tuesday to Wednesday, as the year marks the10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Leaders and representatives of countries from around the globe and international organizations have arrived in China, and Beijing is fully prepared for this major home diplomatic event.

    By Yang Sheng and Li Xuanmin | 2023/10/16 21:46:06
  • BRI provides clear path for world in turbulence to restore 'peace, development'

    Amid turbulence as conflicts and bloodshed continue around the globe in countries like Palestine, Israel, Ukraine and Russia, members of the international community have never stopped seeking hope and solutions to make development sustainable, and maintain or restore peace and stability, with leaders and representatives from more than 140 countries as well as 30 international organizations arriving in China to participate in the upcoming Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation to be held in Beijing from Tuesday to Wednesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2023/10/15 22:17:33
  • One Chinese injured in Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Chinese embassy issues safety alert

    The Chinese Embassy in Israel confirmed that a Chinese worker was injured in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Saturday, and the embassy has issued an urgent alert to Chinese citizens in Israel to pay close attention to security.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/10/8 2:02:29
  • China, US maintain engagement via diverse channels, 'but still far from cooperation'

    China and the US are maintaining communication in different channels after a series of visits by cabinet members of President Joe Biden's administration, as former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson, who represents the interests of Wall Street elites to some extent, met with senior Chinese officials during a trip to Beijing.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/9/27 21:34:53
  • China releases a white paper on its proposals, actions on building 'a global community of shared future'

    The Chinese government released a white paper on Tuesday to introduce the theoretical base, practice and development of a global community of shared future, as by presenting China's vision of the course of human development, it counters the hegemonic thinking of certain countries that seek supremacy.

    By Yang Sheng and Li Xuanmin | 2023/9/26 21:00:53
  • China refutes Philippine's accusation of 'floating barrier' near Huangyan Island

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday refuted the latest accusation made by the Philippines claiming the Chinese coast guard installing a "floating barrier" that "prevented Filipinos from entering and fishing in the area." Chinese Foreign Ministry said that a Philippine official vessel tried to enter China's territorial waters near Huangyan Island, and the actions of the Chinese coast guard were professional and restrained.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/9/25 21:50:56
  • Chinese, German media heads meet in Beijing

    The 14th Media Forum China-Germany, hosted by the Global Times and China Media Management Inc, was held in Beijing from Tuesday to Wednesday. During the forum, participants from mainstream media of the two countries discussed topics such as how to avoid decoupling and derailing, seeking exchanges when the world is in turbulence, the challenge of disinformation, as well as the China-proposed Global Development Initiative and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/9/20 19:39:28
  • Maduro hails China-Venezuela all-weather strategic partnership: 'a new world has arrived'

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros held a press conference at the Venezuelan Embassy in China Thursday before concluding his visit and returning to his country, where he outlined his trip, which covered multiple cities in China, and hailed the China-Venezuela all-weather strategic partnership, saying that the 21st century is the end of hegemonism and imperialism and “a new world” of multi-polarization and fairness has arrived.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Yang | 2023/9/14 21:42:43
  • China issues proposal on reform, devt of global governance

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday issued the Proposal of the People's Republic of China on the Reform and Development of Global Governance, with Chinese analysts saying this comprehensive and far-sighted document reflects China's ideas and stances about almost all hot spot issues worldwide, and that it is crucial for the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/9/13 23:27:05
  • Russia-N.Korea military cooperation likely to reach new breakthrough; US, allies push Moscow, Pyongyang closer: experts

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met at Vostochny space launch facility in Russia's Far Eastern Amur Region on Wednesday, and experts said the two countries, which both suffer from heavy sanctions and threats from the US-led West, are likely to reach breakthroughs in cooperation over technologies related to rockets or ballistic missiles.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/9/13 21:43:36
  • Development of the Far East an absolute priority for Russia: Putin at EEF

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Guoqing Tuesday on the sidelines of the 8th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russia, in which Russian president said that with the joint efforts of both Russia and China, the bilateral relationship has entered its best period in history, with smooth development in various fields such as trade and economy, the Xinhua News Agency reported. The development of the Far East has become a new growth point for Russia-China cooperation, said the Russian president.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2023/9/12 23:50:23
  • China confident in Vietnam ties despite US lifting partnership

    As the US raised its ties with Vietnam to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership, President Joe Biden continued to hide his attempt to use the relationship to "de-risk" from potential situations that might occur in the future when the US loses control over its tensions with China, and experts said on Monday that this act of "self-exposure" just makes the real intention behind Washington's developing ties with Hanoi more obvious.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/9/11 23:48:04
  • G20 Summit concludes with 'basic unity amid rising divergences'

    The G20 Summit held in India on Saturday eventually adopted a joint declaration with very basic solidarity and a neutral stance on the Ukraine crisis, which caused rising divergences among members, while Chinese analysts said the G20 is still an important multilateral mechanism for global governance despite the group facing more dangers of dysfunction due to complicated struggles among major powers.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/9/10 22:42:28
  • Premier Li calls for G20 solidarity and cooperation as summit is held amid rising divergences among major powers

    The leaders and representatives of the 20 most powerful economies of the world have gathered in New Delhi, India, amid growing divergences among major powers on issues such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict, global economic recovery, food crisis and climate change.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/9/9 20:49:52
  • US 'keeps creating tension' over Taiwan with new arms funding

    The US intends to keep creating the tension of the Taiwan question to provoke China rather than to ease the tension, analysts said on Thursday, as US President Joe Biden's administration has approved a military transfer to the island of Taiwan under the Foreign Military Financing, or FMF, which is normally used for sovereign states.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/8/31 20:59:54
  • UK top diplomat's long-awaited China visit 'necessary to recover ties'

    China and the UK have reengaged with each other by face-to-face talks between senior officials for the first time in five years as the British top diplomat James Cleverly visited China on Wednesday. But to what extent this can recover the overall China-UK relations depends on what would the UK do to remove obstacles for the recovery of bilateral ties, and restore communication and exchanges of all sectors.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/30 23:45:09
  • US-Vietnam ties 'have limited impact on China' as Biden is heading to Hanoi

    The US and Vietnam are eyeing developing ties to a higher level, as Washington puts more efforts into using or forcing China's neighbors to join the US-launched Indo-Pacific strategy and major power competition that aim to contain China's development.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/29 22:04:23
  • Foxconn founder Terry Gou announces to run for Taiwan regional leader, 'making anti-DPP camp more divided'

    Taiwan billionaire and Foxconn founder Terry Gou Tai-ming announced on Monday that he will run in the 2024 elections for Taiwan's regional leader, making next year's vote a complicated four-way race. Analysts said that this is likely to further divide the island's opposition camp in favor of secessionist ruling party candidate Lai Ching-te.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/28 21:19:21
  • More countries take actions to handle Japan's nuclear-contaminated water dump, while US 'double-standard exposed hypocrisy'

    In order to prevent any impact caused by Japan's dumping of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, more countries, especially those in the Asia-Pacific like China, Thailand and Russia, are taking actions, including strengthened testing of aquatic products imported from Japan, while more people and organizations from South Korea and the Pacific Island countries are voicing their opposition and concern over Tokyo's decision.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/27 21:05:01
  • Camp David summit serves as hypocritical anti-China pantomime with a 'mini-NATO' in the making: analysts

    Despite the US President Joe Biden claimed that the US-Japan-South Korea summit at the US presidential retreat Camp David "is not about China" afterward, the leaders of the three countries explicitly picked on China under the pretext of "joint efforts to maintain peace and stability" in Taiwan Straits and South China Sea, which once again laid bare anti-China hypocrisy, Chinese observers criticized on Saturday.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Yang Sheng | 2023/8/19 16:33:16
  • Lai's relying on US for 'Taiwan independence' cold-shouldered; Mainland has enough options to counter secessionist moves: analyst

    The separatist deputy regional leader of Taiwan island Lai Ching-te has been snubbed by the US, as he made a "stopover" in San Francisco on Thursday, his second during this trip, as his act of soliciting support from the US for "Taiwan independence" saw no participation of senior US political figures, with experts saying that the Chinese mainland has enough strength and options to take countermeasures against Lai's separatist acts, and these could be seen soon after Lai returns to Taiwan.

    By Yang Sheng in Beijing and Wang Qi in Chengdu | 2023/8/17 23:41:55
  • Lai walks dangerous tightrope in pushing Taiwan separatism with US connivance

    The deputy regional leader of Taiwan island Lai Ching-te, via interviews with media, has tried to reshape his image of being an extreme Taiwan separatist into a "controllable and useful puppet for the US to contain China," as he recently claimed that he supports "maintaining the status quo in the Taiwan Straits." The Chinese mainland countered that his statement proves that he and his ilk in Taiwan want "peaceful separation" - to keep the island separated from China forever and are using "peace" as an pretext, and that the mainland will not tolerate their tricks.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Yuying | 2023/8/16 22:56:45
  • Poor response to Hawaii wildfires make US 'unlike a developed country'

    Deadly wildfires in Hawaii, which caused the biggest death toll in more than a century in the US and forced thousands to evacuate from their homes, expose the incompetence of the US government, said analysts, with many local residents who survived the disaster posting videos on social media criticizing the problematic response of local authorities and poor early warning system. Residents also criticized US mainstream media reports, saying this was not just a natural disaster, but also a man-made calamity.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/15 21:47:53
  • Lai's propaganda in New York 'using terms of democracy, freedom to shield dangerous separatism'

    The deputy regional leader of Taiwan island Lai Ching-te, who is also a candidate of the separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the 2024 Taiwan regional leader's election, has been snubbed by the US during his short stay in New York and his event to propagate separatism was given the cold shoulder as no senior officials or politicians attended, while many people in the US who oppose Taiwan separatism and support peace in the Taiwan Straits came to protest against him.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/14 22:12:13
  • 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
  • BRICS members share 'more common interests than differences'

    With the 2023 BRICS summit set to be held in South Africa later this month, there have recently been some voices from Western media attempting to hype that divergences among members will impact the unity and development of the organization in the future, but these noises have been refuted by the relevant countries.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/3 22:32:19
  • China-US tension may continue despite US invites Chinese FM to visit Washington

    The US State Department announced that it has invited China's newly reappointed Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is also director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, to visit the US, while the Chinese side released no information about the invitation as of press time despite confirmation of the meeting between a senior Chinese diplomat and senior US officials from the State Department and National Security Council in Washington.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/2 22:11:21
  • DPP candidate Lai's 'stopover' in US to cause new tension

    The Taiwan secessionist Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) candidate for the 2024 regional election Lai Ching-te, also deputy regional leader, will make "stopovers in New York and San Francisco" during an August 12-18 trip to Paraguay, the Taiwan "external affairs authority" announced on Wednesday, and this will become a new incident to worsen tension in the Taiwan Straits and another evidence of US' encouragement toward Taiwan secessionism, which is an absolute contradiction to US' promises to China on "opposing Taiwan Independence."

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2023/8/2 16:46:49
  • 'Political solution gets more difficult' as drone attacks on Moscow intensify

    After civilian facilities in Moscow have been hit by frequent drone attacks in the past days, Russian authorities have blamed Ukraine for the attacks, although Ukraine has not formally admitted it was behind the strikes.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/8/1 22:37:52
  • Village Super League final lights up national enthusiasm for soccer, demonstrates rural revitalization achievements

    The final game of the "Village Super League," known in Chinese as Cunchao, in Rongjiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, ended on Saturday, with more than 150,000 tourists and soccer fans across the country and overseas heading to the small county for the exciting event.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/30 22:18:06
  • China, N.Korea, Russia commemorate 70th anniversary of Korean War armistice

    China, North Korea and Russia commemorated the 70th anniversary of the armistice agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War on Thursday, with Chinese and Russian delegations meeting with the country's top leader Kim Jong-un and other senior officials, and attending a series of festive events in Pyongyang.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/27 22:25:32
  • Kim Jong-un visits cemetery of CPV martyrs as NK celebrates Korean War armistice anniversary

    As China and Russia sent delegations to North Korea to mark the 70th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War, experts warned that the turbulent world today shares some similarities with the world when the Cold War began.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/26 22:51:30
  • China, N.Korea 'to stand close' when US military presence worsens Peninsula tensions

    Li Hongzhong, vice chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, will lead a Chinese Party and government delegation to North Korea on Wednesday, the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee announced on Tuesday. The delegation will attend activities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, said the announcement.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/25 23:31:22
  • China deepens traditional ties with African nations, 'not only cooperate on trade, BRI' but also 'mediation of Ukraine crisis': experts

    China's top diplomat Wang Yi's ongoing visit in Africa will further deepen and expand the solid traditional friendship between China and African nations, and strategic cooperation with relevant countries is not just about trade, infrastructure and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but also coordination and cooperation between developing countries on international hotspot issues like mediating the Ukraine crisis and security problems on the continent like the Sudan conflict.

    By Yang Sheng and Cui Fandi | 2023/7/23 22:14:50
  • US, UK demonize China to 'beautify their own dangerous acts' of abusing AI for military ends

    US politicians on a House Armed Services subcommittee and the UK spy agency chief have recently gone on another round of hyping the "China threat theory" and demonize China in the field of AI technology, with experts saying on Thursday that these acts aim to use ideology to politicize the issue of AI, and to legitimize the acts of Washington and London in containing or cutting off normal cooperation and exchanges between Western companies, science technology institutions and their Chinese counterparts.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/20 21:06:04
  • Biden admin might 'be forced to engage' N.Korea

    Just as tensions on Korean Peninsula have risen due to US deployment of a nuclear submarine to South Korea and the launches of two missiles by North Korea following US provocations, US Forces Korea confirmed that a US soldier "willfully" trespassed into North Korea on Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/19 20:31:09
  • China, Algeria to inherit, promote traditional friendship for 'better global governance'

    Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune arrived in Beijing on Monday morning, starting his five-day state visit to China. The trip marks the Algerian leader's first visit to China since taking office in 2019. Chinese experts said the visit will develop bilateral ties to a higher level, and the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will continue to benefit the North African region with more comprehensive cooperation projects.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/17 20:56:29
  • Wang, Blinken meet; more high-level talks to be held

    China and the US have been having increasingly frequent talks between senior officials recently and are expected to have more exchanges in various fields, such as diplomacy, finance, trade, climate change and maybe military in the future, but Chinese experts said that if US President Joe Biden wants to stabilize ties with China and hold another China-US summit later this year before the US presidential election, Washington needs to show more concrete sincerity through actions, otherwise the frequent meetings would not be productive.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/13 23:33:00
  • China warns NATO against destabilizing Asia-Pacific

    The NATO Summit communiqué released on Wednesday mentioned China much more than past summit declarations and accused the China-Russia relationship of challenging the so-called rules-based order, which shows a greater level of hostility toward China, Chinese analysts said.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2023/7/12 23:49:16
  • NATO summit kicks off amid 'rising divergences, potential risks, long-standing challenges'

    The two-day NATO summit kicked off in Vilnius, Lithuania on Tuesday with the gathering of Western leaders, but behind the outward scene of solidarity, experts said there are rising divergences among the members and potential risks for the organization that might cause serious splits and disunity, meaning that long-standing challenges like the Ukraine crisis are unlikely to be resolved in the short term, which will continue to worsen the security and economic situation of Europe.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2023/7/11 23:44:43
  • US, UK to coordinate on 'further dominating NATO' ahead of summit; turning 'preventing Ukraine crisis from ending' into bloc's consensus: experts

    Ahead of the NATO summit, which is scheduled to be held in Lithuania from Tuesday to Wednesday, US President Joe Biden has visited the UK, a key ally of Washington, and held a meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, with Chinese analysts saying that the US and the UK are trying to coordinate on how to further dominate and retain their dominance of NATO, and they will try to make their strategy of "preventing the Ukraine crisis from ending" the "consensus" of the military organization.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/10 20:54:15
  • Russian warships kick off 7-day visit in Shanghai, to conduct military exercises with PLA

    Two Russian warships, Russian Navy corvettes RFS Sovershennyy (333) and RFS Gromkiy (335), arrived at the Shanghai port on Wednesday for their first friendly visit, the seventh by Russia's naval ships to Shanghai. The warships will conduct a series of drills with their Chinese counterparts, the flagship news paper of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) reported on Thursday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/6 22:04:54
  • France riots 'caused by long-standing problems,' a test for Macron to deal with complex challenges

    The impacts of massive riots across France continue as French President Emmanuel Macron postponed a state visit to Germany that was to begin on Sunday, with 45,000 police being deployed to handle the situation and hundreds of people arrested. Chinese nationals and observers who work and live in France said the damage and impacts are extensive and that French people hope public order can be restored, and that attacks against innocent civilians and public facilities are unacceptable.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2023/7/3 0:13:21
  • Xi calls for more achievements in Party's theoretical innovation as CPC celebrates 102nd founding anniversary

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, called for more achievements in the Party's theoretical innovation while presiding over a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Friday, a day ahead of CPC's 102nd founding anniversary, which falls on Saturday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/7/1 13:30:26
  • Italy cherishes ties with China; win-win BRI cooperation 'should not be disrupted by US pressure'

    Italy cherishes its ties with China, as the prime minister of the country has tried to preserve friendly and cooperative relations with China while bilateral cooperation under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is being disrupted by US pressure. Chinese analysts said on Thursday that the BRI deal benefits both sides, and there is still time for the two countries to find a solution that withstands external impacts.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/6/29 21:12:00
  • Xi stresses improving quality of Party's organizational work

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called for developing a good grasp of the CPC Central Committee's important theory on Party building, and improving the quality of the Party's organizational work.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2023/6/29 15:28:30
  • US Congress members' provocation on Taiwan question 'may interrupt Washington's attempt' to engage China

    After US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit earlier this month, Washington's senior diplomats and officials are keeping in touch with their Chinese counterparts to seek further engagement, including a reported trip to China in July by Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, but all these attempts might be derailed by some US politicians, as their provocations on the Taiwan question and moves to push “decoupling” will make it difficult to stabilize the China-US tension, Chinese analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/6/28 21:22:46
  • China's diplomacy to further consolidate and expand 'circle of friends' in summer, with Xi meeting visiting leaders from New Zealand, Barbados, Mongolia, Vietnam

    After realizing significant diplomatic goals like helping the reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran in March, Chinese diplomacy is continually pushing for more achievements in summer with Chinese President Xi Jinping busily meeting with visiting Prime Minister of New Zealand Chris Hipkins, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Vietnam Pham Minh Chinh as well as Prime Minister of Mongolia Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene in Beijing on Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/6/27 23:30:24
  • Sensational 'Village Super League' in SW China attracts sizzling influx of tourists, boosts local economy

    Hotels are full, local specialties are nearly sold out, tourists came in droves from all parts of China…Rongjiang, a small county in a remote mountainous area with a population of less than 400,000 in Southwest China, has recently become a hotspot for its "Village Super League [VSL]," creating the sensational sports carnival in China.

    By Xu Keyue in Beijing and Yang Sheng in Qiandongnan | 2023/6/20 20:48:41
  • Premier Li kicks off trip to Germany, France; China, Europe 'need each other for multipolar world order'

    Chinese Premier Li Qiang kicked off on Sunday his five-day trip to Germany and France, two major European powers and leading members of the EU. On the same day, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Beijing for a visit that was long-expected by the US side.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/6/18 21:00:16
  • Xi's letter to forum inspires cross-Straits exchanges; mainland provides rich opportunities amid global uncertainty

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chinese president, called on people from both sides of the Taiwan Straits to work together to keep pace with the trends of history, safeguard the overall interests of the Chinese nation and contribute to the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations and the cause of national reunification.

    By Yang Sheng in Xiamen and Zhang Han in Beijing | 2023/6/17 11:49:28
  • Taiwan youth attracted by market, potential, culture of Chinese mainland; confident in 'recovery of cross-Straits exchanges despite DPP's obstruction'

    The 15th Straits Forum, the biggest in-person people-to-people exchange event across the Taiwan Straits since the COVID-19 pandemic, has attracted more than 5,000 attendees from the island, including young people who are now working, studying and living in the mainland, as well as those who are looking forward to opportunities in the mainland despite the cross-Straits tensions caused by the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and collusion between the Taiwan authorities and Washington.

    By Yang Sheng in Xiamen | 2023/6/16 23:50:36
  • Straits Forum receives more than 5,000 attendees from Taiwan despite obstruction by secessionist DPP authorities

    The 15th Straits Forum held its first press conference on Thursday in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province. The forum, which aims to promote people-to-people exchanges between the Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan, will receive delegates of multiple political parties from Taiwan, as well as representatives from fields including business, education, agriculture, religion, public health, culture, sci-tech and finance.

    By Yang Sheng in Xiamen | 2023/6/15 23:06:02
  • China to cement ties with Palestine, 'play greater role to mediate Palestine-Israel conflict'

    President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, starting a four-day state visit to China.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/6/13 23:00:20
  • Biden admin's hype over 'Cuba spy base' could become another 'balloon incident' to trouble US plan to reengage with China

    The US has once again showed its "split personality" on foreign affairs, said Chinese experts on Sunday, as the Biden administration on one hand desperately seeks to resume communication between US senior officials and their Chinese counterparts, but on the other hand it keeps hyping the groundless accusation of "China using secrete base in Cuba to spy on the US."

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/6/11 22:15:36
  • Why Guizhou's village soccer super league is a huge hit in China

    The village super league, which will continue until late July, has attracted 20 teams to participate in.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/6/9 15:41:36
  • US 'self-contradictory acts' unhelpful to resume high-level communication

    Even as it dispatched senior US State Department and National Security Council officials to China to engage in communication, the White House retains its hostile tone by accusing the Chinese military of "growing aggressiveness" when dealing with US warships and aircraft making provocative maneuvers in the waters and airspace near Chinese territory.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/6/6 23:58:04
  • Conflict to 'drag on' as Ukraine's offensive thwarted by Russian military

    Russia claimed that a recent offensive launched by the Ukrainian military has been thwarted by Russian forces, while Kiev remained low-profile on its operation. Chinese experts on Monday said that Ukrainian troops are unlikely to bring significant change to the current situation as they have suffered great losses in the previous battle in Bakhmut, and the Western supplies can't effectively help them to achieve major victory against Russia but will only be able to prolong the conflict and maintain the current deadlock on battle grounds.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2023/6/5 23:30:52
  • Complex security threats call for modern thinking, measures: experts

    As China reiterated its security concepts and initiatives at the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore about "unprecedented" security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific, Chinese experts on international relations and national security said on Sunday that China's national security is now facing more comprehensive and complex threats not only in traditional fields such as geopolitics, but also in those such as finance and high-tech sectors, so the country needs to form modernized thinking and countermeasures to deal with the new situation. The main threat at the moment has been caused by the US-launched new cold war against China despite Washington refusing to admit it, analysts noted.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/6/5 0:31:03
  • Chinese mainland to promote peaceful exchange with Taiwan compatriots in more effective, precise way

    The Chinese mainland still strives for peaceful reunification with utmost sincerity and greatest efforts, even though the secessionist authorities on the island and foreign interference are disappointing the public in the mainland on peaceful exchanges and cooperation. Experts said on Sunday that in the future, the mainland will share the benefits of development with more Taiwan compatriots and in a more precise way, to more effectively promote people on the island to be aware of the benefits of reunification. The Graduate Institute for Taiwan Studies of Xiamen University held an academic activity on Sunday in Xiamen, Southeast China's Fujian Province with the theme “Face-to-Face Talks Between Scholars From the Two Sides of the Taiwan Straits.”

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/5/28 22:46:11
  • DeSantis enters US presidential race with second largest war chest

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced he will run for US president on Wednesday local time. Chinese experts said the Republican politician has similarly hostile and extreme views toward China as Donald Trump, but likely serves as a "backup option" for the GOP if Trump cannot run for election next year due to his legal woes.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/5/25 21:09:23
  • China reaffirms support for core interests amid Russian PM's visit

    Chinese President Xi Jinping said China is willing to promote mutual support with Russia in the fields that involved the respective core interests and enhance coordination on multilateral arenas during a meeting with visiting Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in Beijing on Wednesday. Experts said the stable development of China-Russia relations is crucial for world peace and the process of multilateralism to withstand the threat of hegemony and unilateralism.

    By Yang Sheng and Du Qiongfang | 2023/5/24 22:32:38
  • Xi sends congratulatory letter to Arab League summit, happy for regional countries to take path of unity and self-development

    China is happy to witness Arab countries taking new steps on the path of unity and self-development with new achievements being made, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a congratulatory letter sent to the Arab League Summit, which kicked off on Friday in the Saudi city of Jeddah.

    By Liu Caiyu and Yang Sheng | 2023/5/20 0:12:35
  • Chinese commerce minister's planned visit to US lifts trade prospects, but 'result depends on sincerity of US'

    The trade chiefs of China and the US are resuming contacts, with China's commerce minister scheduled to meet next week with his US counterpart and Washington's top trade officials, a latest sign showing that the two largest economies in the world are trying to get back to a normal trade track.

    By Tu Lei, Zhao Juecheng and Yang Sheng | 2023/5/19 20:46:13
  • Sound China-Eritrea ties key to regional peace, international fairness: Xi

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with President Isaias Afwerki of the State of Eritrea in Beijing on Monday, with Chinese analysts saying that China-Africa relations are crucial as the world experiences turbulence, and further promoting ties with Eritrea, which is under sanctions from the US and which also holds a geopolitically important location in the continent, is a signal to the world that China will firmly stand with the developing countries in Africa as well as the rest of the world despite pressure and disruption from the hegemonic power.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2023/5/15 23:33:43
  • G7 communiqué omits mention of China, exposing more rifts

    As a communiqué issued after the three-day Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers and central bank governors meeting that concluded on Saturday made no mention of China at all, experts said that G7 member states are facing more obvious differences, which cast doubts on whether the group will be able to reach a joint statement at the summit on measures to counter China's "economic coercion."

    By Ma Jingjing and Yang Sheng | 2023/5/15 0:38:15
  • Kishida's visit to S.Korea makes Tokyo, Seoul a pair of 'strange bedfellows'

    As the heads of South Korean and Japanese governments met on Sunday for their second summit in less than two months, Chinese analysts said this kind of frequent exchanges show that under US pressure, Tokyo is using the office term of a South Korean leader who is both extremely pro-US and pro-Japan as a "time window" to further push bloc confrontation in the region to serve US strategic needs of containing China.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/5/7 22:02:27
  • Yoon's overwhelming pro-US policy could become nightmare for S.Korea, with losses to outweigh gains, experts say

    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's overwhelming pro-US policy, including South Korea's new nuclear deterrence agreement with the US that could allow Washington to dispatch a nuclear ballistic missile submarine to South Korea, has drawn strong criticism from its neighboring countries China, Russia and North Korea, with analysts saying Yoon's increasingly extreme foreign policy has "lost balance" and will likely see losses outweigh gains.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/29 20:59:51
  • US-S.Korea agreements add new danger; 'extended deterrence' could trigger 'another nuclear crisis' in peninsula

    US President Joe Biden and visiting South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol reached a series of strategic agreements on "extended deterrence" against North Korea, as well as the Taiwan question and the South China Sea issue, drawing firm opposition and strong criticism from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/27 22:24:04
  • S.Korea's Yoon set to face 'strong US coercion' to contain China

    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol left for the US on Monday for a visit during which he is anticipated to face greater US coercion to serve Washington's strategy to contain China, particularly in the chip sector.

    By Yang Sheng and Xie Jun | 2023/4/24 20:56:23
  • China's diplomacy brings about 'global effect,' to meet world's need for peace, certainty, and recovery

    China has pressed the "accelerator" button, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang on the sideline of the "two sessions" in March, and it seems that in the first quarter of 2023, China's diplomacy has already had a "global effect," said experts.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/20 23:55:21
  • China-Gabon relations lifted to strategic level

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, who is on a state visit to China, at the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday, and the two leaders reached an agreement on the elevation of the comprehensive cooperative partnership between the two countries to a "comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership."

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/19 17:42:07
  • US poisons ties with 'nonsense charges'; its China policy increasingly self-contradictory

    US' China policy is becoming increasingly self-contradictory and ridiculous, experts said, as while Washington wishes to send senior officials to China to seek dialogue on key issues and US military officers complain about obstacles to engaging with their Chinese counterparts, the US recently arrested Chinese Americans and charged some Chinese officials under a nonsense pretext of running a “secret police outpost.” The latest moves have further poisoned the atmosphere for bilateral ties by adding fuel to the fire of Sinophobia in the US.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2023/4/18 23:30:39
  • China-Russia military ties to enhance amid Chinese defense chief's visit to Moscow, 'key to world peace, containing and deterring hegemony'

    The ongoing visit of Chinese defense chief Li Shangfu to Russia received high standard reception and also drew great attention globally, as Western media try to connect the China-Russia military ties with the ongoing Ukraine crisis, with Chinese analysts saying on Monday the strategic partnership between the two countries has no ill intention or conspiracy to hide and will never target any third party.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/4/17 21:43:27
  • Blinken's Asia trip to G7 meeting, Vietnam amid Pentagon leaks reflects 'US difficulties to convince allies, regional countries'

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's recent trip to Asia to attend the G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Japan and to visit Vietnam shows that the US is still trying to use regional issues to hype tensions and contain China, but experts said this attempt won't be welcomed by regional countries and even not by some US allies. They noted that the latest scandal of Pentagon's leaks will embarrass Washington even more and make it difficult to win trust from other countries.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/16 22:25:27
  • US defense contractors' trip to Taiwan region 'provocative,' may worsen China-US tension: expert

    The US is planning a trip to send dozens of defense contractors to the island of Taiwan for another round of provocative arm sales, as analysts said this just proves that Washington has no sincerity to ease tensions with China and the regional situation will remain tense or even worsen.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/12 21:21:47
  • US signals to fix China ties but 'credible sincerity' needed; Washington to be 'lone wolf' in 'new cold war' against China

    The US "decoupling" and containment strategy against China is in trouble - US media recently found that Washington is getting lonely in its clash with Beijing, as many of its key allies, including France, as well as the US' domestic companies like Intel and Tesla, are reluctant to follow the White House's wrong policy toward China.

    By Yang Sheng and Qi Xijia | 2023/4/11 23:16:16
  • Brazil's Lula to visit China; More comprehensive cooperation to be reached, also eyeing participation in BRI

    After recovering from pneumonia, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will reportedly visit China from Tuesday to Friday, and experts said the visit will greatly raise bilateral ties to a higher level with more comprehensive cooperation in not only traditional areas like trade and investment, but also fields like finance, anti-poverty, cooperation under the frame of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as well as joint mediation over the world-concerned Ukraine crisis.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2023/4/10 23:53:46
  • Leaked US, NATO documents on Ukraine's military operation show 'serious disunity within the West'

    The recent leak of classified US and NATO documents on the Ukrainian military and Kiev's much-anticipated "spring counteroffensive" has exposed that disunity, distrust and divergences among the US, the West and Ukraine are serious and keep worsening, said Chinese experts. They noted that the incident further proves that Washington is the biggest obstacle for the international community to promote a cease-fire and peace talks for the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/9 21:22:58
  • Tsai's activities in US will make it 'more difficult' for Biden to engage China

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday that "China will take firm measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity," in response to a question over how it would react if US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy meets Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the separatist authorities on the island of Taiwan.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/3 21:13:06
  • New book reviews struggles, engagements between N.Korea and US

    During a time when the world remains greatly concerned by the ongoing geopolitical crisis in Ukraine, the Korean Peninsula has also been experiencing tension with US and South ­Korean mili-tary drills posing great threats to North Korea and Pyongyang responding by launching missiles. Readers who look to better understand the situation on the peninsula now have a great resource to turn to: A new book reviewing the complex and long-lasting game between Washington and Pyongyang over the past 30 years was published in March.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/3 19:30:31
  • Ma Ying-jeou says mainland's development in all fields very fast, 'some are even undreamed of'

    Ma Ying-jeou, former chairperson of the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT), continued his trip in the Chinese mainland on Sunday, and he told the media that the development of the mainland is fast and some are even "undreamed of" after visiting two heavy equipment enterprises in Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan Province on Sunday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/4/2 22:42:15
  • US uses 'ideological bias to split world,' aims for confrontation

    As the US will hold its second “Summit for Democracy” from Wednesday to Thursday, Chinese experts said that compared to the first summit in 2021, the latest event shows nothing new in nature – fake democracy but real hegemony, as the standard for inviting the guest countries is based on Washington's diplomatic preferences and serves its hegemonic strategy to split rather than unite the world with ideological bias.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2023/3/28 22:43:47
  • Singapore, Malaysia PMs to visit China, attend Boao Forum, 'China-ASEAN ties to be reinforced for post-pandemic recovery'

    Leaders from many countries around the globe are heading to China for the annual Boao Forum and official visits, as the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday confirmed that multiple foreign leaders including prime ministers from Singapore and Malaysia will attend the significant economic event and will pay official visits to China.

    By Yang Sheng and Cui Fandi | 2023/3/27 22:45:45
  • China's diplomacy to make 'more global contributions'; Vision on community with shared future implemented with real actions and notable results

    China's diplomacy has pressed the "accelerate button" and sounded the clarion call in the spring of 2023 with a series of major diplomatic activities that bring positive changes to a world in turbulence. Experts said that China has formally started its new journey after the two sessions and will take on the responsibility of a major country by making more contributions to addressing concerns of the international community.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2023/3/23 23:54:11
  • Xi's successful visit to Russia 'globally significant,' joint statements to guide future comprehensive coordination

    Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Wednesday evening after wrapping up a state visit to Russia, as experts said the two joint statements signed by China and Russia this time show that the strategic partnership remains rock solid and will keep benefiting not only the two peoples on all fronts, but also keep promoting world peace and the improvement of global governance.

    By Bai Yunyi in Moscow and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2023/3/22 23:25:14
  • China, Russia deepen Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination for the New Era, stress talks as solution to Ukraine crisis in joint statement

    Chinese President Xi Jinping continued his state visit in Russia, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Tuesday. Xi invited the two Russian leaders to visit China, as analysts said this shows that high-level mutual-trust and coordination between the two major powers are solid and will be elevated to a higher level despite the turbulence in the world.

    By Bai Yunyi in Moscow and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2023/3/22 1:27:05
  • Xi's visit warmly welcomed by Russia, 'brings hope of peace for Ukraine crisis'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday to kick off his three-day state visit, with the warm hospitality of the Russian side expressed through the high-standard welcoming ceremony arranged for the Chinese president upon his arrival. Experts from both China and Russia said the visit will be symbolic and have global significance, as it will not only greatly promote the development of bilateral ties, but also bring hope and confidence for a peaceful solution to the Ukraine crisis.

    By Bai Yunyi in Moscow and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2023/3/20 22:09:51
  • Iraq War 20 years on: hegemony that threatening world peace should be contained; US decision-makers 'should be held accountable'

    The Iraq War, which started on March 20 of 2003 when the US and its allies launched an invasion against a sovereign country in the Middle East based on fake intelligence about "weapons of mass destruction," has brought destructive and irreversible disasters to the region, and caused much collateral damage to the world.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2023/3/20 0:04:39
  • Global Civilization Initiative proposed by Xi 'provides hope to heal the world in turbulence'

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, proposed the Global Civilization Initiative. Experts said following the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, China is trying to share its wisdom and plans to bring new hope for all nations to consider together on how to escape the trap of the "Clash of Civilization" and find a path that can help the world sail through the current turbulence.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/3/16 21:57:38
  • China's experience in resuming Tehran-Riyadh ties helps mediation for other conflicts worldwide

    China's effort to help the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran has been praised by the UN and the vast majority of the international community, and it was especially welcomed by Middle East and Islamic countries that will be directly affected by the development of the situation, with experts saying that the experience China gained from this case is helpful for its mediation in conflicts and tensions worldwide, including the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/3/14 20:33:11
  • China to march on new journey with full confidence, energy, as annual 'two sessions' successfully conclude

    Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) on Monday. His remarks comprehensively covered key topics, including the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), national rejuvenation, national reunification, development and security, as well as building a community with a shared future for humanity.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/3/13 21:38:05
  • 'Proposing motions in the name of whole delegation' becomes a more efficient, precise way for NPC delegates to implement whole-process people's democracy

    Many delegations attending the ongoing 14th National People's Congress (NPC) have submitted their motions in the name of the whole delegations instead of individual deputies, which has drawn wide attention.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/3/12 19:53:32
  • Xi Jinping unanimously elected president, CMC chairman of PRC, leads China on new journey in unity, confidence

    Xi Jinping was unanimously elected president of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the PRC on Friday at the session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC).

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/3/10 11:52:17
  • Government Work Report shows China's confidence in a year of 'stability and development' despite world to face more uncertainties in 2023

    The Government Work Report delivered by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday has drawn attention worldwide after foreign media noticed the report mentioned "stability" dozens of times and focused on realizing feasible economic development targets amid increasing uncertainties and crises around the globe.

    By Yang Sheng and Du Qiongfang | 2023/3/6 22:38:32
  • China stands against 'long-arm jurisdiction,' focuses on legislation for countermeasures: NPC spokesperson

    China stands firmly against "long-arm jurisdiction" practices, said Wang Chao, spokesperson for the first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), at a press conference on Saturday, stressing that it is totally justifiable and necessary for China to make legislation effort to counter containment, suppression and interference from external forces.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/3/4 19:27:27
  • US' aid to Ukraine seriously watered-down, serving 'money laundering': think tank

    One day ahead of the one year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict's outbreak, a Chinese think tank published a report on Thursday, claiming that US aid to Ukraine is seriously "watered-down" as Kiev and Ukrainian people only received very little from the huge amount of the US has promised, while the most of the assistance are actually serving the "money laundering plan" for the US military industrial complex.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/2/23 22:26:46
  • China to find peace plan for Russia-Ukraine conflict when West failed to mediate but only add fuel to fire

    China is putting in every effort to mediate the complicated and intensifying Russia-Ukraine conflict, as the visiting Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other senior Russian officials in Moscow to discuss a range of issues, including Ukraine, even as the US and Western countries are more interested in sending additional weapons to keep the ongoing fight from ending.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/2/22 23:04:08
  • China keeps striving for mediation by engaging all relevant parties in Russia-Ukraine conflict, while US only 'adds fuel to fire'

    Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi started his Russia visit on Tuesday after his trip to France, Italy, Hungary and a series of meetings with diplomats from countries including the US and Ukraine in Germany on the sideline of the Munich Security Conference, with analysts saying China is making efforts for mediation by engaging with all relevant parties involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, while the US keeps on adding fuel to the flame and exploiting the conflict to make a political show.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2023/2/21 23:01:37
  • GT investigates: More than 72% of respondents see US as the biggest obstacle to Ukraine peace process: GT survey

    About one year ago, Chinese people, just like everyone else around the globe, were shocked by a massive military conflict that has profoundly changed international relations and the geopolitical landscape of Europe. Unfortunately, this terrible tragedy between Russia and Ukraine is still far from being over.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2023/2/20 21:25:06
  • 'Escalation unavoidable' if Russia's call for talks on Ukraine ignored by US

    Before the one-year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict's outbreak, Moscow sent a message for talks based on the "existing reality" and without "preconditions," while US President Joe Biden is also scheduled to visit Poland to show Washington's unwavering support for Kiev to continue the fight.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2023/2/12 21:22:18
  • China-Cambodia ties to be further improved with Hun Sen's visit, will 'encourage more in region to embrace potential for development, recovery'

    Three years after his important 2020 visit to China that brought great support and encouragement to China while the country was in the midst of a tough fight with COVID-19, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has come to China once again to further boost bilateral ties.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/2/9 22:11:09
  • US hypes 'China threat' theory again on the number of ICBM launchers to justify attempt to expand nuclear capability

    As tension between China and the US is worsening due to the US' hysterical overreaction in shooting down China's unmanned civilian-use airship, the US military, politicians and media have moved on to hype another issue - that the so-called number of China's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers has surpassed that of the US, which makes the toxic atmosphere of a new cold war swell further, Chinese analysts said on Wednesday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/2/8 20:01:30
  • Biden keeps hyping airship incident ahead of State of Union address; 'China-US ties increasingly dangerous in 2023'

    Different political forces within the US, including President Joe Biden and the Republican Party, are still hyping up the incident of a Chinese civilian unmanned airship in the US media in order to gain political interests ahead of the annual State of the Union address, rather than making efforts to cool down the matter.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/2/7 22:03:07
  • China could 'make strategic response' if US deploys medium-range missiles in Japan

    The US and Japan will discuss new weapons deployment, including medium-range missiles, Tomahawk cruise missiles and long-range hypersonic weapons, in some Japanese islands close to China's Taiwan under the pretext of "defense", according to some media reports. Chinese military analysts warn that the plan poses a serious threat to regional countries including China, North Korea and Russia. China is right and capable of making a "strategic response" to counter the potential provocative act, they noted.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/2/6 22:40:54
  • China-South Pacific cooperation to withstand impact after US opens new embassy in Solomons

    The US officially announced the opening of its embassy in the Solomon Islands on Thursday, in a move aimed at countering the development of ties between China and the South Pacific nation, Chinese analysts said. The move is a politically motivated action to serve the US' strategy of confronting China in the region, rather than one based on the need for consular services, so they believe the US will use the embassy to bring more disruption to the China-Solomons cooperation projects.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/2/2 21:20:00
  • US 'not sincere' in fixing ties with China, as Washington still wants to copy 'bloc-to-bloc confrontation' in Asia-Pacific

    Senior officials of the US and US-led military organization NATO are continuing to create hostile atmosphere against China among its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region, but at the same time, the US is seeking more engagement with China to better manage the so-called competition and even wish to cooperate with China on some issues of great concern to the US, such as finance and the economy, climate change and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/2/1 20:42:48
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