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-Ukraine conflict eyes more intensity as US-led NATO meeting focuses on supplying weapons rather than mediation

    Top leaders of the US-led NATO are holding in-person meetings from Wednesday to Thursday after military chiefs from the US and Ukraine met in Poland ahead of the meeting. This comes as Russia appointed a new commander of the "special military operation" in Ukraine and declared a military victory in Soledar in eastern Ukraine.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/18 22:27:29
  • China welcomes Blinken's visit; 'time for US to make changes'

    China welcomes US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit China and is in communication with the US side on specific arrangements for the visit, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Tuesday, as Chinese experts said it is time for the US to make some changes to actively fix the damaged bilateral ties and bring good news for the fragile global recovery.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/17 23:09:28
  • China-Africa traditional friendship shows 'new characteristic' as FM Qin concludes 8-day visit

    Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang concluded his first official overseas trip since his appointment on December 30, 2022, with visits to five African countries and two regional organizations on his busy eight-day schedule. Experts said the traditional friendship between China and Africa has been further deepened, and in a world in turbulence, the China-Africa relationship is a symbol of developing countries working together to withstand uncertainties and potential crises through cooperation and development.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/16 22:03:50
  • GT survey: More Europeans unsatisfied with US-EU relations since Russia-Ukraine conflict breaks out

    The Global Times Research Center conducted a survey in 13 countries in Europe and Turkey to learn about Europeans' opinions on their relations with the US since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukraine conflict in February, 2022, as well as their concerns over the security situation of the continent and the energy and food crises. Data from 7,536 samples show that more Europeans are unsatisfied with their ties with the US and are concerned that US actions against Russia will bring negative impact to Europe's economy.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2023/1/15 22:59:42
  • Qin Gang meets AUC chairman; both sides show confidence in prospects of China-Africa relations

    Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang is paying his first foreign visit to Africa, with his first stop in Ethiopia, and this also marks the 33rd consecutive year that Africa has been the destination of Chinese foreign ministers' annual first overseas trip. Experts said the China-Africa traditional friendship will continue to help African countries realize sustainable peace and development when the world is in turbulence. After Ethiopia, Qin will visit Gabon, Angola, Benin, Egypt, the African Union Headquarters and the League of Arab States Headquarters upon invitation, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chinese analysts said this is a thoughtful arrangement, as the trip covers African countries from all regions of the continent with different economic sizes, languages and cultural backgrounds, and this shows that China is dealing with different African partners with an equal attitude, and has a comprehensive and mature diplomatic policy toward the continent.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/11 23:57:16
  • Xi stresses need to promote rigorous Party self-governance; 'system construction' key to long-term anti-corruption campaign

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday stressed ceaseless efforts in promoting full and rigorous Party self-governance and ensuring the implementation of decisions and plans made at the 20th CPC National Congress.

    By Yang Sheng and Yu Xi | 2023/1/9 20:18:41
  • Power struggle in US to result in more 'fragmentation' as Biden 'plans to run' for 2024, may face 'witch-hunt' from Republicans in House

    As US President Joe Biden is already planning his 2024 presidential campaign and Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy was finally elected House Speaker early Saturday local time after an embarrassing 15 rounds of voting, Chinese analysts said the mess in Washington will keep worsening and power struggles between and within the two parties will make US internal governance and foreign policy more and more extreme and problematic.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/8 22:41:57
  • McCarthy's embarrassing victory in speaker election not the end of mess in Washington: analysts

    The US House of Representatives has finally elected Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy as the new speaker early Saturday morning after a historic and embarrassing deadlock and 15 rounds of voting that kept the lower chamber from being fully functional for days after the new Congress convened.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/8 0:21:42
  • China adjusts law-enforcement and judiciary actions toward violations of COVID-19 prevention measures

    Starting from January 8, people who violate COVID-19 prevention measures will not be convicted or punished for obstructing the control of an infectious disease based on current regulations, according to a notification jointly issued by judiciary and law-enforcement authorities, as well as other relevant departments on Saturday.

    By Yang Sheng and Xiong Xinyi | 2023/1/7 22:52:07
  • China-Philippines ties enter 'new golden age,' cooperation to be greatly enhanced

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met visiting Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Beijing on Wednesday, with both sides expressing great hope, confidence and determination to further develop bilateral relations to a higher level. Chinese experts said the successful visit proves there is little room for outside forces like the US to meddle in the South China Sea situation and interrupt the two countries' efforts to promote common development.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/4 23:48:38
  • China to receive visits by Filipino, Turkmen presidents

    Presidents of the Philippines and Turkmenistan will visit China this week to further boost their ties with the world's second-biggest economy and major power in Asia that provides certainty for the world in turbulence. Analysts said these diplomatic activities and arrangements show that China attaches great importance to its relations with neighboring regions, and it is making efforts to make "peace and development" remain the mainstream in Asia.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xin | 2023/1/3 21:07:27
  • World faces 'challenges, potential crises' in 2023;China to contribute more certainties

    China is fully prepared for any challenges and uncertainties that might occur in the international arena and the country stands ready to counter any provocations that threaten its national security and core interests. At the same time, China, with an open and inclusive diplomacy and an economy that shows great resilience and potential, will keep contributing certainties to the world in 2023 as it has played a leading role to improve and reform globalization which is being hit by headwinds, experts said.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/2 22:14:20
  • Russia-Ukraine conflict 'could further escalate in 2023;' negotiation impossible before 'key change in battlefield'

    Russia and Ukraine recently accused each other of having no sincerity for negotiations to end the conflict, and Russian President Vladimir Putin said he will sign a decree on retaliatory preventive measures against the introduction of a cap on prices for Russian oil on Monday or Tuesday. Analysts said the confrontation between Russia and the US and the military conflict in Ukraine could be further escalated in 2023.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2022/12/26 22:02:40
  • Truce 'far off' as US adds fuel with aid plans amid Zelensky's visit

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to Washington showed that he was making great efforts to make "supporting Ukraine to fight Russia" an "unchallengeable political correctness" in the US, while Republicans and Democrats have shown diverging opinions on the matter recently, said analysts, and since Russia is also preparing for long-term conflict, the crisis is still far from a peaceful solution.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/12/22 22:21:12
  • China-Australia ties 'on fast track to recovery' as leaders agree to initiate, restart dialogues in 6 areas

    Chinese President Xi Jinping told Australian leaders on Wednesday that China is ready to advance relations with Australia based on mutual respect and win-win principles as Australia's top diplomat is paying an “ice-breaking” visit to China to fix the damaged ties.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/12/21 23:19:51
  • Repairing China-Australia ties helps 'meet expectation' of fixing trade ties, 'pave way' for easing China-US tension: expert

    Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong's visit to China from Tuesday to Wednesday has given rise to great expectation from Australian business circle and the groups that hope recovery of the bilateral ties could boost economic recovery, with Chinese analysts saying China welcomes and encourages Australia to correct the mistakes made by the former government. China also said if Canberra keeps such attitude and shows sincerity through concrete actions, the trade ties could be fixed, stressing that the recovery of China-Australia relations could also pave way for the easing of tensions between China and the US.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/12/20 23:58:27
  • Australia's FM to kick off visit to China in 'ice-breaking' diplomatic activity

    Australia's Foreign Minister is scheduled to visit China from Tuesday to Wednesday, with analysts viewing it as an "ice-breaking" diplomatic activity, as this is the first time a ministerial-level senior official from Canberra will visit China since 2019.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/12/19 20:54:07
  • ASEAN-EU summit shows 'Asia-Europe cooperation needs mutual respect, target no third party'

    ASEAN and the EU, two of China's major trade partners, have concluded their first-ever summit in Brussels with a joint statement indicating that Asian and European countries share a common interest in boosting cooperation to overcome common challenges, with Chinese analysts saying that major Western countries will continue seeking solutions to their urgent problems by boosting cooperation with the developing world, and Asian countries will have more opportunities.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/12/15 22:37:38
  • Partisan struggle in Washington makes US commitments to Africa 'laughable lip-service'

    The US is holding a summit with African countries in Washington from Tuesday to Thursday this week and will try to convince Africans that the US offers a “better option” to the continent than other major powers, especially China, but Chinese analysts said Washington's policy toward Africa has been driven by its outdated and unrealistic Cold War mentality with obvious anti-China sentiment, rather than focusing on real development for Africa.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xin | 2022/12/14 22:56:53
  • US urged to show sincerity 'in stabilizing bilateral ties' in delegation's China visit

    The US announced on Saturday that a delegation formed by senior officials on Asia-Pacific affairs will visit China soon, a move which Chinese analysts said shows that the US is seeking stabilization of ties with China more desperately. They urged that if Washington really wants to manage the competition and boost cooperation, it should keep its promises on sensitive topics like the Taiwan question and stop hostile containment approaches against China, otherwise the US will not get what it wants.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/12/11 23:15:42
  • Memorial meeting held to mourn Jiang Zemin; legacy remembered

    A memorial meeting for Jiang Zemin, who passed away on November 30 at the age of 96, was held Tuesday morning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/12/7 0:37:11
  • EU needs to 'cooperate with China' as concerns of trade war with US rise

    As concerns of a possible trade war between the EU and the US increase, Chinese analysts said major European economies need to make pragmatic and wise decisions to safeguard their own interests rather than following Washington too closely at their own costs while serving the US hegemony.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2022/12/5 23:08:04
  • China, Cuba eye deepening BRI cooperation; US' scheme of marginalizing China in Latin America 'failing'

    China and Cuba on Friday vowed to deepen practical cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation plan, firmly support each other on issues concerning each other's core interests, strengthen coordination in international and regional affairs as well as jointly build socialism with local characteristics, during a meeting between Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, and Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and Cuban president.

    By Zhang Hui, Yang Sheng and Wang Wenwen | 2022/11/25 23:20:03
  • China remains open to defense chief dialogue with US during ADMM-Plus meeting

    The Chinese and US sides are "communicating and coordinating" with each other on bilateral exchanges on the sidelines of the upcoming ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus), said the Chinese Defense Ministry on Sunday morning, as experts said that to what extent the meeting would bring positive outcomes that could benefit regional and world peace and stability depends on whether or not the US military will implement the US president's reaffirmed promise of not seeking conflict with China.

    By Yang Sheng and Guo Yuandan | 2022/11/20 21:04:40
  • Partisan struggles 'to make China-US ties more uncertain' as Republicans win House

    Intense partisan struggles between Democrats and Republicans in the US will be further intensified, said analysts on Thursday as Republicans captured control of the US House of Representatives.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/11/17 22:09:09
  • G20 concludes striving to seek common ground, push cooperation

    The 2022 G20 Leaders' Summit concluded on Wednesday with member states issuing a joint declaration on cooperation for global development, and analysts said that China's proposals have received worldwide support and contributed wisdom for the turbulent world to deal with common challenges and crises.

    By Wang Cong and Bai Yunyi in Bali, Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2022/11/17 0:59:50
  • Xi calls for unity of international community at G20 summit as world confronts challenges

    Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of unity among the international community when addressing the G20 summit on Tuesday, saying that the world needs to promote a more inclusive, universally beneficial and resilient global development.

    By Wang Cong, Bai Yunyi in Bali and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2022/11/15 21:44:39
  • Xi, Biden meet as world seeks more certainties

    Current state of China-US relations is not in the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples, and is not what the international community expects, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during his meeting with US President Joe Biden in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, which marked the first face-to-face meeting between the leaders of the world's two biggest economies since Biden took office.

    By Wang Cong, Bai Yunyi in Bali and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2022/11/15 1:03:41
  • Biden needs to handle ties with China 'more cautiously' despite Democrats retains power in Senate

    While the US Democrats will keep their narrow Senate majority for the next two years, the control of the House is still not assured for either party as counting continues in some states.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/11/13 22:12:06
  • New rifle series named Type 20, to improve military's combat capability

    The Chinese military's next-generation service rifle, which used to be called the QBZ191 series, has been formally named the Type 20 series, and the spokesperson of the manufacturer said at the Airshow China 2022 that this shows that the new rifles are just like the 20 aircraft family, which include the J-20 stealth fighter jet, Y-20 transport aircraft and Z-20 helicopter. They will become the next-generation firearms to greatly improve the Chinese military forces' combat capability.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/11/9 21:43:53
  • Caihong UAVs make changes to serve more missions in modern warfare

    With Airshow China 2022 in Zhuhai, East China's Guangdong Province, about to start on Tuesday, exhibitors worldwide have displayed their new products in the exhibition hall, and due to the performance of military drones in ongoing military conflicts worldwide, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have become a hot topic at the airshow, with Chinese manufacturers displaying multiple types of advanced drones.

    By Yang Sheng and Ma Jun in Zhuhai | 2022/11/7 21:42:27
  • China-Pakistan ironclad ties consolidated; key CPEC projects to advance as 'BRI, Chinese modernization benefit all'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held talks with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, and Sharif is one of the world leaders that has visited China right after the conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Experts said Sharif's visit showed that the China-Pakistan ironclad friendship will be further deepened and will bring more certainty and stability to the region amid the profound changes that the world is experiencing.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2022/11/2 22:34:35
  • Nguyen Phu Trong visit highlights inter-party exchanges, closer cooperation: expert

    At the invitation of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and president of China, the visit by Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC), to China from Sunday to Wednesday, is expected to further deepen the China-Vietnam relations that are guided by the special ties between the two socialist ruling parties, and will boost regional economic recovery and integration while further consolidating peace and stability for the region, said experts.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/10/30 23:25:30
  • Chinese FM informs Russia about 20th CPC National Congress; 'any attempt to stop two countries from marching forward' doomed to fail

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi talked with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov via phone on Thursday, when Wang informed the Russian side about the just-finished 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and both sides vowed to promote the development of bilateral ties and to provide more stability to the world.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/10/28 2:04:57
  • Russia informs China of concerns over 'dirty bomb' in Ukraine; Moscow 'might turn operation into war on terror' if nukes are used against Russians

    Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe held a video conversation recently with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in which both sides exchanged views on “international and regional issues of shared concern,” as the Russian defense chief also called his counterparts of other major powers on Wednesday to tell them about his concerns over the use of “dirty bombs” in Ukraine.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/10/27 23:08:38
  • China won't export devt model, opposes imposition on others

    The just-concluded 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) elaborated on Chinese modernization, which offers a path for other countries to seek inspiration, senior Party officials at a Monday press conference reiterated that China will not export its model to other countries, nor will it import models from other countries; every country should explore its own way to modernization that suits its own situation, in response to questions and concerns from the West about whether "China might export its ideology or development model."

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/10/25 1:04:26
  • New CPC central leadership set for new journey

    Xi Jinping was elected general secretary of the 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the committee's first plenary session held on Sunday, according to the communique of the plenary session.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/24 0:42:41
  • Chinese diplomacy guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy to carry forward 'fighting spirit'

    China's determination to safeguard national sovereignty, territorial integrity and fundamental interests of the Chinese nation is unshakable and rock solid, and on the new journey in the future, China's diplomacy will continue to carry forward the fighting spirit and improve the ability to fight, said a senior Chinese diplomat at a press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Thursday.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/10/20 23:47:04
  • Law-enforcement reinforced to safeguard natl security

    Chinese law enforcement agencies have invested great efforts to defend the public order and national security by cracking down on activities launched by hostile forces and they have achieved remarkable achievements since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), an official with the Ministry of Public Security revealed at a Wednesday press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing 20th CPC National Congress.

    By Yang Sheng and Leng Shumei | 2022/10/20 1:23:47
  • Spokespersons from delegations to 20th CPC National Congress make debut, show Party's confidence with openness, transparency

    The Press Center of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held two collective interviews with Chinese and foreign media from around the globe on Tuesday. Senior officials from 14 municipalities and provinces across the country took part, the first time that spokespersons for delegations have met the press on the sidelines of the Party's national congress.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/10/18 23:30:55
  • CPC charts course for modern socialist China in all respects

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Sunday unveiled its blueprint for building a modern socialist China in all respects for the next five years and beyond as the 20th CPC National Congress opened.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/10/17 2:02:59
  • Key agenda set for 20th CPC National Congress; CPC Constitution amendment to incorporate major theoretical views, strategic thinking

    Xi Jinping presided over a preparatory meeting for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held Saturday afternoon at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, and on the same day at a press conference for the upcoming CPC National Congress, a spokesperson said all preparations for the congress were complete.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/10/15 19:13:53
  • 19th CPC Central Committee concludes 7th plenum; communiqué notes achievements made amid grave challenges

    The 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded its seventh plenary session in Beijing on Wednesday with a communiqué issued to thoroughly review the achievements of the Party and the state in the past five years, and also discussed and adopted a report of the 19th Central Committee to the 20th CPC National Congress and an amendment to the CPC Constitution.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/13 0:18:46
  • EU complains high energy bills, to endure cold winter

    European countries are preparing to face a severe and tough winter as the energy crisis further escalate amid the worsening Russia-Ukraine crisis and the explosions of the Nord Stream pipelines, while the US is trying to use high energy prices to further weaken Europe's economy and force manufacturing industries to escape from the continent, said experts. They noted that EU leaders need to consider carefully of the future of EU-US relations. The analysts also said the EU can only ensure a sustainable peace and development of the continent when it keeps solidarity and independent policymaking.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/10/9 22:23:39
  • China urges all sides to leave space for resolving Ukraine crisis via diplomatic talks following escalation of conflict

    Russia and Ukraine conflict has continued to escalate, as Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed documents to accept the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions into Russia following referenda while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced a bid for fast-track membership of the NATO military alliance on Friday and ruled out talks with Putin, striking back at Moscow's latest move. Meanwhile, China urged all sides to leave space for diplomatic negotiations in efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis.

    By Yang Sheng and Xia Wenxin | 2022/10/1 23:21:02
  • Chinese mark National Day with blooming patriotism, pride and confidence ahead of key Party congress

    Chinese are celebrating the 73rd birthday of the People's Republic of China on Saturday, which is also the first day of the week-long National Day holidays, with more than 200 thousand people gathering at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing for the national flag-raising ceremony beaming with excitement and pride.

    By Yang Sheng and Qi Xijia | 2022/10/1 20:46:52
  • 50 years on, China and Japan aspire to overcome rifts, bring relations forward

    Chinese leaders on Thursday exchanged congratulatory messages with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida over the 50th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations, with analysts saying China and Japan show great sincerity to each other for keep developing the ties in a world with increasing uncertainties, despite the two sides have differences on many issues.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/9/29 21:41:32
  • Russia-Ukraine conflict 'to enter new stage' after referendums

    The majority of people in Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson Region and Zaporozhye Region have "voted to join Russia in referendums" that were held between September 23 and 27, with observers believing the conflict is certain to intensify and the West will increase military support for Ukraine, while Russia will seek complete control of these regions.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/9/28 22:45:49
  • Referenda in 4 Ukrainian regions bring 'pressure' to West on how to deal with Russia next

    Referenda on "joining Russia" in four Ukrainian regions - Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye and Kherson - are scheduled to conclude on Tuesday, as Chinese analysts said this may make Russia consolidate what it has gained from the conflict since February, bringing new pressure to the West on how to assist Ukraine and making peace negotiations more difficult.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/9/27 23:34:38
  • China hopes new Italian govt will stay pragmatic in handling strategic ties

    The leader of Italian political party Brothers of Italy Giorgia Meloni looks set to become the country's first woman prime minister at the head of its most right-wing government since World War II, according to many mainstream Western media outlets, after she led a conservative alliance to triumph at Sunday's election. The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday said China hopes the new Italian government can continue to insist on a positive and pragmatic policy toward China.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/9/26 23:27:32
  • China's voice at UNGA 'brings confidence to world in turbulence'

    Despite the world being in a phase of "turbulence and transformation," we have reasons for hope amid broadening cooperation and deepening economic globalization, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the general debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/9/26 0:56:58
  • Xi's key visit to C.Asia shows China's strategic vision, charms SCO summit with 'hopes, opportunities and certainty'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is now paying his first foreign visit since the COVID-19 pandemic to Central Asia, and to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit. This major diplomatic activity has drawn attention around the globe and charmed the key multilateral event in Samarkand with frequent bilateral meetings with the leaders of other SCO members and key partners across the Eurasia continent.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/9/15 23:31:01
  • India keeps independent diplomacy as Modi to attend SCO summit while New Delhi walks away from US-led IPEF

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his attendance at the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit which will be held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan from Thursday to Friday, just days after India's decision to walk away from part of the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) last week. Analysts said India is sticking to an independent and autonomous diplomacy and they hope India will be more united with other SCO members including China and Russia, and play a more positive role to promote multipolarization of the world together.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/9/14 21:25:55
  • China, Russia to strengthen cooperation on the way to a 'multipolar world'

    China will strengthen cooperation with Russia and work together with other members of the international community to boost the multipolarization of the world, Chinese experts said, as the 7th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) is being held in Vladivostok, Russia. Russia also harshly criticized Western sanctions against it over the Ukraine crisis as they have brought great damage to everyone around the world including their own people in the West.

    By Yang Sheng and Chu Daye | 2022/9/7 21:19:51
  • China-Russia drills to safeguard regional peace, deter 'troublemakers in the region'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected the military exercise participated by multiple countries, including China and India, in Russia on Tuesday, just one day after Japan protested the drills conducted near the Japan-claimed islands. Analysts said Moscow is warning Tokyo with tough actions that Japan's opportunistic diplomacy – forcing Russia to compromise on sovereignty disputes by following the US closely in sanctioning Russia – is wishful and doomed to fail.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/9/6 21:28:42
  • Liz Truss elected UK's new PM, faces tough job amid huge mess; 'pragmatic China ties crucial to overcome challenge'

    Liz Truss will move in 10 Downing Street as she beat Rishi Sunak in the election on Monday to become the new leader of the Conservative Party and the new UK Prime Minister. Analysts believed that this would be a tough job for her as Britain is now facing complicated and serious internal and external challenges, such as inflation and the problem caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/9/5 21:04:38
  • Biden, Trump trade verbal attacks, escalate partisan struggle; 'democracy fairy tale' shattered

    In US history, the war of words between Democrats and Republicans normally focuses on differences of policies and political ideas, but now it seems like the two sides are treating each other, and even ordinary voters, as “the enemy of the state,” a “threat to democracy,” and even as displaying “semi-fascism,” as US President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump are escalating their struggle to unite their supporters to serve their goals in the upcoming midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/9/4 22:27:14
  • China's role in helping Middle East realize strategic autonomy, devt hailed at Beijing event

    The US war crimes and human right abuses in the Middle East make more and more Middle East countries, especially those major regional powers, realized the importance of strategic autonomy and development, and they are now looking toward China for deeper cooperation as China is able to help the Middle East nations to dominate their own destinies and get rid of the long-standing US hegemonic control, said Chinese experts at a press salon held in Beijing on Monday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/8/29 23:50:22
  • US' old warships sailing through Taiwan Straits can't deter PLA at all, only confirms US' hostility toward China's reunification

    The US on Sunday, more than 20 days after the PLA's massive drills encircled Taiwan island to respond to the provocative visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island, sent two Ticonderoga-class cruisers to sail through Taiwan Straits, with the PLA announced that the entire passage of the US warships have been monitored and everything is under control.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/8/28 18:35:30
  • China lays out 11 facts to firmly rebut US chicanery on Taiwan question after Pelosi's provocative trip

    After China-US relations seriously worsen due to the provocative trip to Taiwan made by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this month, Washington, instead of reflecting on its own mistakes and correcting them, continues to provoke China with the latest reported trip by US lawmakers to Taiwan on Thursday night. It keeps its chicanery and tries to make the world believe that China's legitimate actions, including military drills that encircled the island, to safeguard its sovereignty are "overreaction," and to cover the fact that it was the US who ignored China's repeated serious warnings to damage the regional peace and stability to serve Washington's selfish and hegemonic anti-China strategy. China on Thursday released 11 facts to clearly refute the US lies and reaffirmed China's rights to take military countermeasures.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2022/8/25 22:51:45
  • Six months on, US adds fuel to Ukraine crisis with $3b aid as world order alters, West hegemony weakens

    The conflict has inflicted huge pressure to the world economy. Europe has been the most affected victim with shortage crises emerging in both food and energy sectors. Even if Europe is trying hard to reduce dependence on Russian energy, it cannot be done in a short time, Cui pointed out.

    By Yang Sheng and Deng Xiaoci | 2022/8/24 23:35:43
  • China lodges stern demarche over US politicians' latest Taiwan visit; 'nation to steadily advance reunification process' amid frequent provocations

    Politicians and officials from the US, as well as some other Western countries, keep making or planning more visits to the island of Taiwan to further provoke China, as a delegation including Eric Holcomb, the governor of the US state of Indiana, arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for "trade talks," for which China has made serious demarches, as such provocation caused regional tensions to continue intensifying rather than easing, bringing increasing concerns among the international community.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/8/22 21:19:39
  • Chinese Embassy in Cambodia helps scam victims from Taiwan island; DPP incompetence policy failure exposed

    After thousands of Taiwan compatriots were defrauded and trapped in Cambodia, the incompetence of the Taiwan secessionist authorities has been exposed again while the Chinese mainland government is now taking the responsibility of protecting and assisting overseas Chinese nationals, including those from Taiwan.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Lin | 2022/8/22 1:10:34
  • Trump's legal jeopardy could 'misguide US midterm elections' into partisan conflict rather than solving urgent economic problems

    Former US president Donald Trump is facing serious legal jeopardy after the FBI search of his residence Mar-a-Lago in Florida found classified documents, with observers saying that as the investigation develops, it is likely to strangle the possibility that Trump can run for election again. Democrats might take a sigh of relief as they might have chance to eliminate their biggest threat in domestic politics once and for all.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/8/14 22:02:54
  • 'One country, two systems' to be 'recognized' by Taiwan island; smearing of DPP authorities cannot deny goodwill of the mainland

    China's newly published white paper titled “The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era” has drawn attention not only from two sides of the Taiwan Straits but also the international community, as it has outlined China's plan for post-reunification governance over the island and shown China's confidence in promoting and implementing “one country, two systems” in the island after reunification, said analysts on Thursday.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2022/8/11 23:52:23
  • China releases white paper on Taiwan question and reunification, outlines irreversible historical process, stronger capability and rock-solid resolution in new era

    The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the State Council Information Office of China published a white paper titled "The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era" on Wednesday, following the tensions triggered by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan island last week.

    By Wang Qi, Yang Sheng and Bai Yunyi | 2022/8/10 10:05:44
  • US partisan struggle further escalates, 'political system more dysfunctional' as Trump's Mar-a-Lago searched by FBI

    The US partisan struggle between Democrats and Republicans has been further escalated after Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's resident in Florida, was searched by the FBI on Monday local time as part of an investigation into whether the former president “took classified records from the White House” during his term. Chinese experts and netizens are also paying close attention to the case with analysts saying the US democratic system might be more dysfunctional and the chaos like the Capitol Hill incident in 2021 will likely repeat with the upcoming midterm elections as well as the next presidential election in 2024.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/8/9 20:51:38
  • China frequently introduces historical context and the merits of Taiwan question to the world, reinforces 'one-China principle' as internationally recognized consensus

    As Chinese military forces have been conducting massive drills around the island of Taiwan in response to the serious provocations made by the US on the Taiwan question in recent days, Chinese diplomats around the globe are also make great efforts to introduce the historical context and the merit of the Taiwan question to reinforce the one-China principle as an international consensus. This is to let the world understand how the tensions emerged and why the US is one who provoked first, and to let the world be prepared to understand the national reunification of China which will be realized one day in the near future.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/8/7 22:35:44
  • US receives limited endorsements from allies on its groundless accusation against China on Taiwan Straits tension, proving one-China principle a strong international consensus

    The US is trying to piece together its limited influence to gather endorsements from its allies to follow its stance on condemning China's legitimate military actions around the island of Taiwan recently in responding to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative trip to the island.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/8/6 20:46:53
  • PLA launches missile drill to east of Taiwan as Pelosi arrives; China to turn on a new status quo for Taiwan situation as 'US has broken the old one'

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA), on the night that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan for her provocative visit that violates the US promise of opposing "Taiwan independence" secessionism, launched massive military drills around the island of Taiwan, including a long-range live fire drill in the Taiwan Straits and a live fire conventional missile drill to the east of the island, with analysts saying China is not merely targeting a visiting 82-year-old US politician, but is eyeing the anti-secession campaign against the secessionist Taiwan authorities and is to concretely speed up the reunification process.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/8/3 2:07:40
  • China to speed up reunification process with comprehensive action as it ramps up military readiness against Pelosi's Taiwan visit

    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to arrive on the island of Taiwan on Tuesday night according to foreign media reports, with rising concerns and opposition over her trip within the island and increasing military activities by the Chinese mainland, the Taiwan authorities and the US military in the region. Analysts from both sides of the Taiwan Straits said this risky move will totally change the situation in the region, while the mainland will more actively dominate and speed up the reunification process with comprehensive measures including military and political actions, and these actions will let the US and the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities feel the pain.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/8/2 21:00:28
  • US, world key figures warn Pelosi against risky trip, as her Asia itinerary has no mention of Taiwan

    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has finally announced her Asia trip plan on Sunday that includes Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan with no mention of Taiwan, but this is still far from being able to give a sigh of relief and the potential danger still exists, said experts, as she might also try to make surprise visit to the island during her Asia trip, noting that no matter what happens, China will keep on high alert to be fully prepared for military conflict.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/7/31 23:25:53
  • China reinforces bilateral 'guardrail' to US; Partisan struggle may 'bring crisis to Taiwan Straits'

    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unconfirmed plan of a trip to the island of Taiwan keeps troubling the US as Pelosi, US President Joe Biden and Democrats are now facing pressure instead of "encouragements" from the Republicans on the matter, with Chinese experts warning that if the US eventually let the partisan struggle and internal politics hijack its strategic decision-making, it would definitely bring a new crisis in the Taiwan Straits.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/7/28 0:20:10
  • China's contribution to promoting global human rights hailed at Beijing forum; unilateralism, sanctions by West denounced as challenging global governance

    The Beijing Forum on Human Rights was held on Tuesday with about 200 attendees from nearly 70 countries around the globe and international organizations meeting to discuss issues that affect global human rights, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ukraine crisis, as well as the unilateral sanctions launched by the West which brought great concerns worldwide. Political leaders, scholars and representatives from the UN praised China's contribution to safeguarding and promoting human rights domestically and internationally.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/7/26 21:24:50
  • UK PM candidates race for toughness against China 'to cover domestic mess'

    The remaining two candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party and the new prime minister of the UK are competing with each other on who can play tougher against China during the election, and Rishi Sunak, the candidate who is perceived to support a balanced policy, is also making tough comments.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/7/26 1:03:21
  • Pelosi could spark 'more serious' Taiwan Straits crisis; China-US ties would fall off cliff if Washington intended to crash 'guardrails'

    Once again, media has reported that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to visit Taiwan in August after an aborted April visit to Asia that might include a trip to China's island due to testing positive for COVID-19, with analysts saying that if she intends to make a blatant provocation against China, she would spark a much more dangerous incident than the Taiwan Straits Crisis in 1996, and it would cause a huge setback for China-US ties.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2022/7/19 22:38:29
  • Why Western predictions on China were mostly wrong in past decade

    When commenting on China, some in the West only see a country constantly at the cusp of crisis, ranging from predictions of a "China hard landing" or "China collapse," to "COVID is China's Chernobyl moment" and "the end of Communist Party of China's (CPC) rule." Over the past decade, whenever China encountered difficulties and challenges, some Western politicians, scholars and so-called China experts always repeat wild prophecies about the fate of China and the CPC. Needless to say, none was even remotely right.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/7/17 22:03:28
  • China-UK ties 'might improve' with arrival of new PM

    The UK's Conservative Party is voting for its new leader who will become the successor to Boris Johnson as the country's new prime minister. Most of the candidates hold a tough stance on China, only one of them has a clear and pragmatic view on developing UK-China ties. Chinese experts said the new British prime minister won't make big changes to the current foreign policy, but there is a chance for the UK to fix ties with China and maximize its advantages to prevent an economic downturn.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/7/14 19:53:52
  • Biden's Mideast trip would find 'dilemma between confronting Iran and sanctioning Russia'

    US President Joe Biden arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, kicking off his trip to the Middle East as observers expect that the US could launch a "Middle East NATO" to counter Iran and to convince Gulf states to increase global oil supplies to ease the energy crisis caused by the Ukraine crisis and the Western sanctions against Russia.

    By Yang Sheng and Cui Fandi | 2022/7/13 21:46:08
  • UK loses global influence with declining national strength, shaky internal politics

    After UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation, the country could enter a stage without a long-term prime minister, as the country has failed to find a way to keep its national strength from declining after Brexit and there is no politician who can effectively fix the country's internal divergences, while trying to use the Ukraine crisis as an opportunity to maintain UK influence has proved unhelpful for London to solve its internal problems, analysts said on Monday, as a number of politicians jostle to replace Johnson in a packed race.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/7/11 21:47:09
  • China-US five-hour meeting in Bali thoroughly communicated; 'frequent dialogues help solve prominent issues'

    After having a five-hour long meeting and candid talk with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bali, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is continuing his trip in Asia. According to his latest remarks in Thailand on Sunday, it seems like the US will keep pushing its China containment strategy in the region despite the frequent dialogues between senior officials.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/7/11 0:14:35
  • China among fastest, biggest earthquake relief donor to Afghanistan with $8m cash, materials: FM

    The last shipment of earthquake relief supplies donated by the Chinese government will be sent to Afghanistan on Thursday, after China has already donated cash and materials worth 54 million yuan ($8 million) to the country, with Y-20 transport aircraft among transport vehicles conducting multiple transportation missions in the past two weeks, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/7/6 23:30:21
  • US seeks China's help to ease inflation in latest interaction

    The US is seeking help from China to ease its economic pressure, hinting that it may ease tariffs on Chinese goods and engage in dialogue with senior Chinese officials more often. However, analysts said Beijing will approach Washington's overtures with caution, as it is still trying use the tariffs as bargaining chips rather than sincerely correcting its mistakes that have harmed both sides.

    By Yang Sheng and Xie Jun | 2022/7/6 0:12:29
  • China to contribute wisdom, solution, enhance unity as its diplomacy enters 'Asian moment' in second half of 2022

    A series of major regional or global events are scheduled to be held in Asian countries starting this month through to the end of the year, ushering in an Asian moment for their role in global governance, with the upcoming Lancang-Mekong regional meeting in Myanmar and the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Indonesia in the coming week as well as G20 Summit in Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Thailand in November.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/7/4 0:27:38
  • HK youth keen to embrace opportunities under broad natl devt plan amid city's deeper integration with mainland

    The celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland marked not only a historic moment full of joy and pride shared by the Chinese people, but also a hard-fought recovery of the city since the 2019 turmoil, which deeply influenced and harmed the young people who live, work and study in the city.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Hong Kong and Yang Sheng in Beijing | 2022/6/30 21:05:26
  • Chinese VP to attend Philippine presidential inauguration; experts say ties likely to remain friendly under Marcos, Jr

    As the special representative for Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan will attend the inauguration ceremony for the Philippines' president-elect Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos in Manila on June 30, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday, with experts saying the positive development of China-Philippine relations in the past six years made ties enter a mature stage, despite some uncertainties and the impact from the US, and the two countries will keep managing the differences, and continue developing beneficial relations in the era of Marcos, Jr.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/6/28 23:40:35
  • Xi calls on BRICS to form one big family to reject small circles

    Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted the 14th BRICS Summit in Beijing via video link on the evening of June 23, with virtual participation from the leaders of Russia, India, South Africa and Brazil.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/6/24 0:55:03
  • US seeks dialogue with China to ease inflation pressure, 'lifting additional tariffs is not a gift for bargaining'

    As the US is facing the most serious inflation challenge in 40 years and extremely heavy economic pressure, it seems like Washington is looking to China for some hope, as US President Joe Biden recently told media he is seeking dialogue with China's top leader and is in the process of making his mind up on the tariff issue.

    By Yang Sheng and Shen Weiduo | 2022/6/20 0:24:14
  • US anxiety to push decoupling with China in mineral supply chains 'a dangerous signal'

    Since NATO will adopt a new Strategic Concept for the coming decade at its summit in Madrid later this month, the US is getting increasingly anxious on the issue of critical mineral supply, especially on mineral resources that it heavily relies on China and Russia. Some voices in the US are calling for decoupling with China in relevant fields, and seeking a replacement to ensure US demand due to "the risk of war."

    By Yang Sheng and Yin Yeping | 2022/6/16 0:36:03
  • US sends special envoy to Pacific island nations with competition with China in mind

    Since China is boosting cooperation for development and security with the island nations in the South Pacific, the US and its Western allies in the region are getting increasingly anxious as Washington sent a special envoy to visit the region on Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/6/14 22:59:42
  • Chinese defense chief sends 'strongest warning' to US on Taiwan question; 'Indo-Pacific strategy will fail to divide region'

    The Chinese armed forces will fight to the very end if anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, said the Chinese defense chief in a speech delivered at the Shangri-La Dialogue on Sunday. Chinese analysts said this is the strongest warning China has sent to the US, as Washington has frequently used the Taiwan question to provoke China and encourage the separatist authorities on the island to worsen the region's security situation.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/6/12 23:29:28
  • China engages US and regional countries at Shangri-La dialogue 'with confidence, determination to safeguard sovereignty, national interest, regional peace'

    The Chinese military delegation engaged in a series of dialogue and meetings with the US and other Asian countries including South Korea and Singapore, as well as the leader of Singapore, during the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue, which successfully made clear China's stance on safeguarding regional peace and its determination to defend itself against all offensive attempts that could harm China's sovereignty and national interests.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/6/11 19:06:34
  • Japan hijacks Asia with NATO collusion push, endangers region

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to deliver a keynote speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Friday, during which he will reportedly use Russia-Ukraine conflict as an example to oppose unilateral changes to the status quo by force and unveil a plan to raise Japan's defense budget, three days after Japan agreed to step up military ties with NATO due to concerns of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and extended an olive branch to NATO's involvement in the Asia-Pacific region.

    By Yang Sheng and Yu Xi | 2022/6/10 0:45:19
  • US uses new trick to cheat Taiwan as island unlikely to obtain free trade deal from Washington

    The US is using a new trick to cheat the island of Taiwan with the so-called “US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade” and people on the island will not get any concrete benefits, but they could be further used by Washington to serve its strategic goal to provoke the Chinese mainland, said experts from both the mainland and Taiwan.

    By Yang Sheng and Chi Jingyi | 2022/6/7 23:31:18
  • US govt 'biggest producer of terrorism within or outside America,' victims around the world should sue: experts

    After frequent gun shooting cases nationwide in the US that caused heavy casualties, including children, the White House and Capitol Hill are trying to show that they are trying to find a solution under pressure from society, as US President Joe Biden said Congress "must act to pass gun control legislation."

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/6/1 21:24:12
  • Chinese FM visits Fiji; Pacific Island countries 'won't be used by anyone to become frontlines of great power competition'

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi continued his significant diplomatic activities among the Pacific Island countries (PICs) and he arrived in Fiji on Sunday in the latest leg of his tour.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/5/29 21:52:59
  • China to provide South Pacific countries 'what US, Australia failed to offer'

    As China and South Pacific island countries are going to strengthen their cooperation to better serve local people's demand for development, some voices from the West or Western media have started to distort the cooperation and hype the fear of a new “Cold War.” Chinese experts said the US and Australia always see the island countries as their puppets. So when China help them to become independent and prosperous, the West will definitely feel anxious.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/5/25 21:17:25
  • China launches diplomatic activities to boost ties with South Pacific islands; 'US, Australian containment strategy doomed to fail'

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is to start his trip to the South Pacific region and East Timor, with the first stop to the Solomon Islands, it was officially announced on Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/5/24 18:37:32
  • Washington hijacks 'collective security of EU' to serve anti-Russia strategy, benefit from NATO expansion

    After Finland and Sweden formally submitted letters on Wednesday to join NATO, the new round of expansion of the US-led military alliance is very likely to be further strengthened, however this change will not reinforce the collective security of Europe, but will only benefit the US as Washington can only rebuild its declining hegemony upon keeping other regions intense or by instigating more conflicts, said analysts on Wednesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/5/18 23:35:47
  • Buffalo shooting shows 'white supremacy, neo-Nazi ideology' will further tear Western society apart

    The shooting that left 10 people dead and another three wounded at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, carried out by an 18-year-old white young man is the latest sign that the dangerous white supremacy and neo-Nazi ideology tolerated by major Western countries could do terrible harm to Western society, with analysts saying that such "lone wolf" attacks could continue to emerge and even turn into organized crime and violence against non-white ethnic groups.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/5/16 23:31:13
  • NATO expansion with Finland, Sweden's bid tips balance, adds uncertainty to Europe

    NATO expansion continues despite the Russia-Ukraine conflict as the US-led military alliance could include two more European countries, Finland and Sweden, which previously held a military neutrality stance between NATO and Russia. Chinese analysts said that this could add new uncertainty to the security of Europe, but it does not mean there will be new military conflicts in the continent as they believe Russia can solve its concerns with these two countries in political ways, otherwise they will fall into a US trap to further worsen the security situation of Europe.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/5/16 0:17:26
  • Xi's speech on centennial of CYLC's founding encourages Chinese youth, 'explained echelon formation of the CPC that keeps the Party's vigor forever'

    Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC), Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, delivered a speech at a ceremony held in Beijing on Tuesday morning. Xi called on the CYLC members in the new era to build up firm beliefs and boost their courage and skills to carry out struggles, among others.

    By Yang Sheng and Cui Fandi | 2022/5/11 0:07:52
  • 'Striving spirit' main theme of Chinese youth

    The May Fourth Youth Day is an annual festival for young people from ages 14 to 28 in China and is also a special day commemorating the patriotic historic event known as the May Fourth Movement that took place in 1919. As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC), despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic continuing to be severe in some major cities of the country, the relevant commemorations, celebrations and discussions still went viral on Wednesday.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/5/4 22:44:58
  • Chinese Gen-Z carries on Long March spirit to fight COVID-19 epidemic

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) and the Chinese youth today, mostly comprising of Gen-Z, are also making great contributions and sacrifices toward overcoming the serious challenge of their time - the COVID-19 epidemic.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/5/4 8:55:40
  • US, facing 1 million pandemic deaths and GDP contraction, is not impeccable: analysts

    The US-led Western media are relentlessly attacking China over its "dynamic zero-COVID" policy and exaggerating the impact on China's economy, but Chinese analysts said ironically, the US has nothing to show for it on both counts - 1 million Americans have died of the pandemic, while the virus is still wreaking havoc in the country and the US economy is contracting this year.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/4/30 22:39:57
  • Chinese cities move to normalize nucleic acid testing, to achieve a balance between coronavirus control, economic growth

    In order to execute the 'Dynamic zero-COVID' policy and effectively curb the risk of the Omicron variant, multiple Chinese metropolises including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen have issued new guidelines to normalize nucleic acid testing, while require proof of a negative test result for tourists and local residents in public venues and transport systems.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/4/30 22:15:56
  • US promises more military aid to Ukraine as political gesture, 'nothing significant to change battleground situation'

    The recent trip by US State Secretary Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was the highest-level American visit to Ukraine's capital since the Russia-Ukraine conflict started in late February, but analysts said on Monday that the visit is just to show political support and may have a very limited impact on the situation in the battlefield.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/4/25 21:38:25
  • US low profile over Ukraine visit exposes differences between Kiev, Washington

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Kiev on Sunday, while the US didn't give an official response or confirmation as of press time, with analysts saying this has to some extent exposed the differences between Washington and Kiev after Russia launched the second phase of its military operation.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/4/24 23:18:41
  • Korean Peninsula situation unlikely to intensify due to 'cautious' moves by N.Korea, US

    The Korean Peninsula situation is unlikely to become intense, said Chinese analysts, despite military exercises between the US and South Korea on Monday, North Korea's launch of a "new tactical guided weapon" on Sunday, and a massive military parade next week.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/4/18 22:12:43
  • Fanning Ukraine crisis, exporting refugees expose UK's hypocrisy

    The UK, a major power in Europe that has been one of the most hostile forces in its efforts to target Russia since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, is now being sanctioned by Russia with a blacklist that includes senior British officials including the prime minister, while London has also been criticized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) due to its problematic treatment toward refugees.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/4/17 23:04:08
  • China lists US human rights abuses worldwide, rebuts Washington's report

    As New Yorkers experienced a horrible shooting incident again on Tuesday, the US State Department released a new report on the human rights situation in other countries including China, and the accusations made by the US were based on the same disinformation which serves its hegemonic diplomacy, said analysts.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Han | 2022/4/13 21:48:07
  • Ukraine crisis risks escalating amid stalled talks, rising hostility

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called the situation in Ukraine "a tragedy" and peace talks had reached a "dead end" in his meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, asserting that economic sanctions imposed on Russia by nations around the world have "failed" and he had no intention of pulling back from a military campaign.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2022/4/13 0:14:21
  • Shehbaz Sharif elected new Pakistan PM, vows to promote CPEC projects

    Political changes within Pakistan could bring instability after the new prime minister was elected on Monday because the struggles between the supporters of ousted former prime minister Imran Khan and other political parties are unlikely to end easily, and although China doesn't need to be worried about its solid friendship with Pakistan, internal chaos in the country could affect some cooperation projects to some extent, said analysts from China and Pakistan.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Keyue | 2022/4/12 0:04:44
  • Pakistan's political change 'won't affect solid friendship with China'

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from office in a no-confidence vote in the country's parliament on Sunday, but such a major political upheaval in Islamabad will not affect the solid friendship between China and Pakistan. Experts from both China and Pakistan are confident in the future of the China-Pakistan ties, as they believe the new government will continue to uphold the country's long-standing tradition to make sure the friendship with China and all China-Pakistan cooperation projects will be unaffected.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/4/10 22:03:00
  • China urges restraint, probe of Bucha incident in Ukraine

    China has been greatly concerned about the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, especially harm on civilians, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday, noting the reports and images about the deaths of civilians in Bucha are deeply disturbing and that the truth of the incident must be thoroughly investigated.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/4/6 21:27:03
  • More sanctions against Russia would further harm Europe, 'keep crisis from ending'

    To keep the Russia-Ukraine crisis a long way from ending is a clear goal of the US and Western countries as the US and the EU are considering more sanctions against Russia after the unverified alleged “war crimes” in Bucha were exposed. Analysts said on Tuesday that sanctions will not end the crisis but would bring huge harm to both the EU and Russia, especially Germany, the biggest EU economy.

    By Yang Sheng and Chi Jingyi | 2022/4/5 21:24:55
  • Biden makes US tensions with Russia 'personal'; calling for 'regime change' in a nuclear power dangerous: expert

    The Biden administration's real and desperate intention in the Ukraine crisis has been exposed – to turn Ukraine into a mire so that Russia keeps bleeding, and to force Russians to yield again and choose a pro-US regime, said experts on Sunday, as US President Joe Biden on Saturday said Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.” The remarks indicated that the US president may have been frustrated by Moscow's resistance against US sanctions and isolation through effective countermeasures.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/3/27 21:13:20
  • China, Islamic world 'standing closer' as Chinese FM attends OIC meeting for first time

    China and the Islamic world are standing closer with each other while the world is experiencing profound changes, as the Chinese foreign minister was for the first time invited to attend the foreign ministers' meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the biggest international organization of Muslim countries.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2022/3/22 21:13:35
  • China 'won't be coerced by US' on its ties with Russia

    After the video call between Chinese and US top leaders, the US side and Western media are trying to hype a narrative that Washington is warning Beijing that any attempt "to provide military support" to Moscow would bring consequences. However, Chinese experts said such a ridiculous approach is an arrogant and useless coercion that is doomed to fail, and China has strong confidence in its foreign policy on the Ukraine issue and it will not be coerced by anyone.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2022/3/20 22:28:13
  • China encourages Europe to build 'indivisible security' mechanism with Russia

    China recently encouraged European countries to establish an indivisible, sustainable, effective and balanced security mechanism on different diplomatic occasions, with analysts saying that since the Ukraine crisis has brought serious damage to the security of Europe, the relevant parties need to realize that it was the US, an external superpower, that could manipulate the security situation in Europe, and benefit the most, while the EU, Russia and Ukraine have all paid a heavy price under the current unbalanced and ineffective security mechanism.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/3/15 20:42:41
  • US fans flames with more weapons to Ukraine as Russia, Ukraine, Europe ramp up diplomatic efforts

    As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues, most relevant parties including Moscow, Kiev, Paris and Berlin have made frequent diplomatic efforts including direct talks between national leaders or the meeting between foreign ministers to seek a way out of the crisis, but Washington continues to supply weapons to keep the conflict from ending, experts said.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2022/3/13 22:23:03
  • Latest China-India border talks consolidate trust from previous round, as both disregard US agitation

    The 15th round of China-India corps commander level meeting concluded on Friday, continuing the positive atmosphere since the 14th round of talk, as the two sides reached consensus on agreeing to maintain dialogue via military and diplomatic channels to reach a mutually acceptable resolution to the remaining issues at the earliest time.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2022/3/12 21:51:16
  • China urges hard evidence from US to clarify bio weapons suspicion in Ukraine

    As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to unfold, the Russian government claimed that its forces found the US is using laboratories in Ukraine to develop biological weapons, but the US denied such claims and accused Russia of spreading "disinformation." During a UN Security Council meeting on this issue on Friday, China urged the US to be transparent and provide hard evidence to clarify itself, after US blamed China of "spreading disinformation."

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/3/12 18:10:28
  • Chinese premier sends note of confidence in economic growth despite coronavirus, geo-political instability

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang elaborated on what the government of the second largest economy is going to offer this year in its policy toolbox to maintain the country's status as the world economic locomotive, as he expressed confidence in hitting this year's growth target despite headwinds in a press conference on Friday.

    By Xie Jun and Yang Sheng | 2022/3/11 22:40:26
  • China welcomes positive step of Russia-Ukraine ministers' talks toward goal of peace

    The Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers held talks in Antalya, Turkey on Thursday, their first meeting since the military conflict between the two countries started, and while the meeting failed to reach meaningful consensus, an analyst said high-ranking negotiations between the two sides are a positive signal, and the majority of the international community, including China, will welcome and encourage relevant parties to continue to make diplomatic efforts.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2022/3/10 23:01:37
  • China 'prepared for' S.Korea power shift

    South Korea's presidential election is expected to conclude on Wednesday, and the result could significantly impact China-South Korea ties in the coming years, for which China will remain prepared.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Keyue | 2022/3/8 22:30:30
  • Setting 'US standard for democracy' goes against democracy: Wang Yi to the Global Times

    The US used the name of 'democracy' to hold a 'Summit for Democracy' last year to exclude half of the countries around the world, to openly draw lines to split the world based on ideology, and to create separation, which is an abuse of the spirit of democracy, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/3/7 22:09:51
  • If US keeps intensifying Ukraine crisis with sanctions, military deployments, 'mediation would be useless'

    The US and the EU keep urging China to play a bigger role to "mediate" the Russia-Ukraine conflict, but in fact, Chinese analysts said that what the West wants is to push China to follow it to one-sidedly sanction Russia, without resolving the key security concerns of both sides, which was caused by US' long-standing strategy to poison Russia-Ukraine and Russia-EU ties.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2022/3/6 22:24:11
  • Biden fails to use Ukraine crisis to cover partisan struggles in US

    US President Joe Biden finally made his delayed State of the Union address local time Tuesday night, devoting a significant portion of the speech to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and mentioning China only twice while talking about international competition on the economy and technology.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Han | 2022/3/3 0:36:12
  • Biden sends former officials to Taiwan to 'offset Pompeo', pacify DPP

    A bipartisan US delegation of former senior defense and security officials landed in Taiwan island on Tuesday amid the escalating Ukraine crisis, which was hyped by some Western media and Taiwan secessionists as a prelude to Taiwan's future.

    By Wang Qi and Yang Sheng | 2022/3/1 23:07:05
  • China won't abandon principles to repair ties with US: GT survey

    Half a century ago, China and the US decided to formally normalize their ties, using wisdom and courage to break ideological barriers and internal and external pressures, and in the past 50 years, both countries have benefited greatly from each other. Today, however, bilateral ties have plunged into a historical low and are still far from recovered, as the US hasn't corrected the mistakes it has made, said experts. A recent survey conducted by the Global Times showed that most Chinese people don't expect the US to correct its mistakes and fix ties with China, and even believe that bilateral ties will keep worsening.

    By Yang Sheng in Beijing and Xie Jun in Shanghai | 2022/3/1 0:24:04
  • China clarifies neutral stance as Russia, Ukraine poised for talks

    Although the US and some other Western countries are trying to handle the current situation in Ukraine with waves of sanctions against Russia and questioning Beijing's neutral stance, China has once again clarified its neutrality and the reason to the EU, France, Germany and the UK as to why it opposes sanctions ahead of the UN Emergency Special Session on Sunday.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2022/2/27 23:58:30
  • US distorts China's neutral stance, 'uses Ukraine crisis to sow discord between China, Russia'

    The US has tried very hard to distort China's neutral stance of calling for dialogue on the Ukraine crisis, with the US State Department urging China to "pressure Russia" and to respect the principle of national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and even accusing China of "using Russia to create a new world order."

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2022/2/25 1:11:50
  • Western sanctions won't help solve Ukraine crisis: FM

    In the wake of the US and Europe unveiling what is believed to be just the first round of sanctions on Russian individuals and institutions in response to Moscow's recognition of two regions in Ukraine as "sovereign states," China said that unilateral sanctions have never been effective in solving global crises, and warned the US not to harm China and other countries' legitimate interests when handling issues related to Ukraine and Russia.

    By Yang Sheng and Xie Jun | 2022/2/24 0:09:56
  • Ukraine crisis 'could escalate' but all-out war unlikely: experts

    The Ukraine crisis remains tense and is becoming more complicated as the US and NATO keep hyping the war concerns over the continent of Europe and Russia took further actions including nuclear deterrence drills since the West made no response to its security concerns. As the Winter Olympics concluded on Sunday and the UN Olympic Truce for Beijing 2022 will finish, analysts said the crisis is likely to escalate although an all-out war is unlikely.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/2/20 23:06:33
  • Team China breaks record by winning six gold medals, more to come

    Team China won their sixth gold medal of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Tuesday, as snowboarder Su Yiming, still not quite 18 years old, twisted and turned his way to top spot in the men's snowboard big air final amid cheers, applause, and tears from the audience on site and watching on TV at home.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2022/2/15 23:54:36
  • US needs Ukraine crisis to harm European economy, and legitimize its military presence

    As the Ukraine crisis becomes ever more complex, with the US claiming that Russia is planning for an imminent invasion while Moscow continuing to deny it and accusing Washington of spreading fear via disinformation, Chinese analysts said Washington needs the crisis to remain heightened even if Russia has no intention of using force.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Keyue | 2022/2/13 22:28:22
  • Chinese war film makes box office record as cultural confidence rises

    The Chinese war film The Battle at Lake Changjin II: Water Gate Bridge grossed more than 3 billion yuan ($471 million) as of Thursday, making the movie series The Battle at Lake Changjin about a historic military victory of China in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) the box office champion in China.

    By Yang Sheng and Xie Jun | 2022/2/10 21:44:28
  • Quad foreign ministers meet amid divergent expectations

    The tone of the 4th Quad foreign ministers' meeting scheduled for Friday in Australia is still based on ideological differences and a cold war mentality, as US and Australian officials stressed the meeting will discuss the "challenges" posed by China and Russia to so-called "democracy and rules-based order."

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/2/9 23:02:52
  • US, Australia to add more tensions in Pacific while China holds Olympics to promote world peace

    When China is holding the Olympic Winter Games in its capital city Beijing to bring more certainty to world peace, the US and its ally Australia are still ramping up tension in the Asia-Pacific by tightening alliances to serve military confrontation, as the top US diplomat visits Australia for the Quad foreign ministers' meeting and Australia's defense chief tries to push Washington to be more hostile and radical against China.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2022/2/8 22:36:01
  • China kicks off Year of Tiger with 'full confidence, courage and optimism'

    China kicked off the first working day in the Year of Tiger on Monday after the national Spring Festival holiday, boosted by stellar displays of athleticism at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games adding to national pride and high morale for the new year, with the stock market rally reflecting confidence and optimism for a strong economic performance in the year ahead.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Dan | 2022/2/7 22:11:43
  • Xi's Chinese Lunar New Year address sends message of confidence, bravery and determination

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, on behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese on Sunday at a reception in Beijing.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/1/31 0:32:32
  • Wang Yi urges US to stop interrupting Beijing Games, respect Russia's concerns over Ukraine in phone call with Blinken

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday urged the US to stop interfering in the Beijing Winter Olympics and stop playing with fire on the Taiwan question while calling on all parties involved in Ukraine to remain calm and not instigate tensions in a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2022/1/27 13:06:11
  • CPC's disciplinary agency renews anti-corruption drive, to fight new challenges of 'capital-power collusion'

    The Communist Party of China's (CPC) top disciplinary agency pledged to maintain a strong and persistent crackdown on corruption in a communiqué released Thursday, and the document also said the Party will actively handle "the new challenges and new situations" of the anti-corruption campaign, including strengthening investigations and punishment behind the "disorderly expansion of capital" and monopoly of some online platforms, vowing to cut off the collusion between capital and power.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/1/20 21:58:40
  • Biden on year one: disappointments in fighting COVID-19, healing divided society, fixing diplomacy and boosting economy

    One year ago, when Joe Biden became the new US president, many Americans and US allies, as well as the "competitors" or "rivals" in the eyes of US politicians like China and Russia, hoped his administration could fix the problems that his predecessor Donald Trump had left the US and the world.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2022/1/19 22:56:54
  • Top anti-corruption group meeting stresses zero tolerance for graft

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called for rigorous and unswerving efforts in further promoting full and strict Party governance and vowed zero tolerance on corruption at the 6th plenary session of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CPC) which opened in Beijing on Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Han | 2022/1/19 0:02:42
  • China will not fill the so-called power vacuum after US pullout; Mideast countries 'should control own destiny'

    China disagrees that there is “power vacuum” in the Middle East that needs to be filled, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently, while the hasty US pullout from the region in 2021 has caused ongoing chaos in the region.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/1/16 20:54:40
  • Unprecedented GCC group visit may greatly enhance FTA negotiation progress: analysts

    The first-ever group visit of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries may make breakthroughs in the negotiations over a China-GCC Free Trade Agreement (FTA), analysts said, ahead of a scheduled visit to China by the foreign ministers of four Middle East countries, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, as well as GCC secretary general from Monday to Friday.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2022/1/9 23:26:09
  • China could provide assistance, support to help Kazakhstan restore order, develop economy: analysts

    China can offer support in the fields of economic cooperation and assistance, as well as counter-terrorism, to help neighboring Kazakhstan restore stability and realize effective reforms and long-term economic development, according to Chinese analysts, as Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the government thanked Russia and China, as well as other leaders worldwide and heads of international organizations for support offered to the country amid domestic unrest.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/1/8 17:29:35
  • US still under 'shadow of Capitol riot' as Biden's speech fails to address true domestic problems

    US President Joe Biden on Thursday hammered hard on Donald Trump in his speech on the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack of the US Capitol, slamming his predecessor for creating a web of lies about the election loss, but his remarks didn't reflect a consensus by the vast majority of Americans, with most Americans expecting political violence in future elections.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/1/7 0:32:52
  • One year after Capitol Hill turmoil, 'Biden failed to heal America from Trump's shadow'

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

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2022/1/6 0:17:02
  • Wang Yi's new year visit to Africa follows diplomatic tradition, eyes 'fighting pandemic, peace building'

    China continues its diplomatic tradition of 32 years by making Africa the first destination of its foreign minister in a new year. Analysts said that the visit will further strengthen China's ties with the continent to deepen existing cooperation under the frame of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and also eye urgent issues like fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and handling a humanitarian crisis caused by the civil war in Ethiopia.

    By Yang Sheng | 2022/1/4 22:04:30
  • Greetings at China-India border hint at goodwill but extreme Indian hostile forces may create trouble in 2022: experts

    Indian media reported recently that the Indian and Chinese military forces have “exchanged greetings and candies” at the border region including some “friction points,” and although there has been no official confirmation or relevant information released by the Chinese side yet, Chinese experts said that such activities are traditional at the border and the Indian decision-makers intend to show goodwill to ease border tensions with China in 2022.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2022/1/3 22:44:38
  • US Starlink satellites irregular operations threaten not only safety of China's space station 'but also intl outer space environment'

    Some foreign media said that China and Russia's activities in space that created "debris" will "bring more risks" when these outlets have tried to defend the improper maneuvering of Space X's satellites that encountered China's space station twice. In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry refuted the accusation, saying that such voices are trying to distract attention from the dangerous actions SpaceX had taken.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/12/29 20:35:39
  • Lesson of Soviet Union's collapse 'helps China develop socialism successfully'

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

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/26 23:38:00
  • US govt. imposes 'political persecution' on scientists in the name of 'China Initiative'

    The US government has persecuted scientists who have cooperated or conducted exchanges with China in the name of the "China Initiative" since the term of former President Donald Trump, with a Harvard University professor being the latest to be convicted on Wednesday for "making false statements to authorities," but not "espionage or theft of intellectual property."

    By Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2021/12/22 23:14:39
  • Will India's new 'China hand' ambassador help fix damaged ties?

    India has appointed a senior diplomat, who can speak Chinese fluently and with rich experience in diplomatic negotiations, to be its new ambassador to China, and this might be a positive sign for China-India relations, experts said, but stressed that “know China well” doesn't necessarily mean “be friendly to China” because Indian diplomats' behavior is driven by India's internal politics.

    By Yang Sheng and Yu Xi | 2021/12/21 23:15:34
  • US has no role to play in China's Xizang affairs, as Washington appoints new 'Special Coordinator for Tibet'

    The US has no legitimacy and influence in China's Xizang affairs and its act to appoint a new "special coordinator for Tibet" is an awkward move, and since the current development in Xizang has received a huge amount of achievements, the US and the separatist Dalai Lama clique don't stand any chance of meddling in the peace and stability in the region, said a senior Chinese expert.

    By Yang Sheng and Wan Hengyi | 2021/12/21 22:45:11
  • All 90 members of HKSAR's 7th-term LegCo elected, ushering in effective governance with patriots-only principle

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

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/12/20 9:19:01
  • Showdown over Ukraine looms as Russia, NATO unlikely to reach deal

    The intense situation around Ukraine between Russia and NATO is unlikely to ease, as it is almost impossible that NATO will accept the security guarantee proposed by Moscow due to entrenched hostility to Russia, Chinese analysts said, adding it that the US-led bloc will not give up expansion to the east, and Russia will definitely take action to retaliate.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/12/19 22:37:07
  • 'Get-together for Beijing Winter Olympics,' Xi-Putin virtual talks further boost China-Russia ties amid rising pressure from West

    When Chinese President Xi Jinping met Russian President Vladimir Putin virtually on Wednesday via video link in Beijing, they pledged to meet each other in February in Beijing for the opening ceremonies of Winter Olympics 2022.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Han | 2021/12/15 23:17:55
  • Biden opens democracy summit, 'shows no confidence'

    The virtual "Summit for Democracy" held by the US kicked off on Thursday, but Chinese analysts said that Washington just exposed its shortage of confidence over its own political system since it dares not invite many countries, including China, to share their views about democracy, and this just proves that the US-dominated event is not democratic at all.

    By Yang Sheng and Hu Yuwei | 2021/12/10 0:58:39
  • Lithuania 'could become isolated' due to unwise provocation against China

    Although China has been compelled to downgrade diplomatic ties with Lithuania after the Baltic state challenged China's sovereignty over Taiwan and abandoned the internationally recognized one-China principle which the country's previous governments respected, the current Lithuanian government remains hostile and is being even more provocative, with Chinese analysts saying this kind of extreme and stupid anti-China policy could make the Baltic state act more like a "trouble maker" and become isolated in the region.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu | 2021/11/26 0:03:39
  • Biden admin, DPP authority want to make use of each other via 'Summit for Democracy,' but with no concrete gains for Taiwan

    China has expressed firm opposition to a US move to invite the secessionist DPP authority which rules China's Taiwan to participate in a US-initiated "Summit for Democracy," after the US State Department released a list of "participants" which included the Taiwan region with other sovereign countries.

    By Yang Sheng and Wang Qi | 2021/11/25 0:35:10
  • China-ASEAN ties upgrade 'to have global significance'; S.China Sea issue will be handled peacefully: experts

    China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations decided to establish comprehensive strategic partnership on Monday, a new milestone in the relations between the two sides which will inject fresh impetus into regional and world peace, stability and development.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Keyue | 2021/11/22 10:13:11
  • Rittenhouse case 'exposes illness of US political system'

    The Kyle Rittenhouse case has resulted in a new wave of protests across the US, some of which have escalated into riots, after the judicial case became deeply politicized under the intense political struggle between the Democrats and the Republicans.

    By Yang Sheng and Huang Lanlan | 2021/11/21 23:45:35
  • US congressional body 'plays with fire' on Taiwan after top leaders' summit

    After the Chinese leader drew a red line with the US on the Taiwan question and warned it of not playing with fire, a bipartisan advisory body of the US Congress urged policymakers to take tougher measures in "strengthening the credibility of US military deterrence." Though those proposals, which reflect the body's bias and ignorance about China, are unlikely to turn into US policies, experts said China should remain cautious on further provocation from Washington as growing chaotic voices in its domestic political circle would only increase the risk of strategic miscalculation.

    By Chen Qingqing, Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2021/11/18 23:59:30
  • Xi warns US over support for Taiwan secessionism, 'Whoever plays with fire will get burnt'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday at a virtual meeting with US President Joe Biden that China will be compelled to take resolute measures, should the separatist forces for "Taiwan independence" "provoke us, force our hands or even cross the red line," and he also warned that the intention of some Americans to use Taiwan to contain China is "just like playing with fire" and that "whoever plays with fire will get burnt."

    By Yang Sheng and Zhao Yusha | 2021/11/16 23:53:40
  • Biden to extend ban on Chinese firms, maintaining major hurdle in bilateral ties

    US President Joe Biden will reportedly keep in place a ban imposed by his predecessor on Chinese companies that the US deems to have ties with the Chinese military, maintaining a major hurdle in bilateral ties even as Washington appears to seek dialogue and even cooperation with China on trade.

    By Yang Sheng and Xiong Xinyi | 2021/11/10 22:28:39
  • 19th CPC Central Committee kicks off sixth plenary session, to table landmark resolution

    The sixth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) kicked off on Monday. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a work report on behalf of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and made explanations on a draft resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC's 100 years of endeavors. The sixth plenary session will conclude on Thursday.

    By Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2021/11/8 11:45:05
  • Shenzhou-12 taikonauts complete quarantine and recovery

    The three crew of Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft, Chinese taikonauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, completed their quarantine and recovery phase after they returned to the Earth from their 3-month mission in space on September 17.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/11/6 17:38:36
  • US, allies' subs in S.China Sea could bring 'nuke disaster'

    A senior Chinese expert on the maritime issue raised questions on the announcement the US 7th Fleet made about a US submarine collision in the South China Sea, as well as concerns over the increasing military presence of the US and its allies in the region, as they could bring more danger and accidents to the region, and would even cause a "nuclear disaster."

    By Yan Yuzhu and Yang Sheng | 2021/11/3 21:17:50
  • China warns US on Taiwan question in Rome amid tensions

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit in Rome, Italy, the first face-to-face meeting between the top diplomats of the two countries after Blinken made a provocative statement challenging China's sovereignty on the Taiwan question, saying the US will support the island's secessionist authorities "robust" participation in the UN system.

    By Yang Sheng and Cui Fandi | 2021/11/1 0:49:23
  • US risks jeopardizing improving ties with China with Blinken's Taiwan remarks

    The US is burying the possibility of easing China-US tensions and even escalating tensions due to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's remarks on support for the island of Taiwan's involvement in the UN. Although the US attempt will fail eventually, China still needs to take tougher action, especially military ones, to further warn the US about how dangerous it could be if it continues to challenge China's bottom-line on the Taiwan question, experts said.

    By Yang Sheng and Xu Keyue | 2021/10/27 21:36:09
  • China-India border tension 'should not block the exchanges between Gen Z'

    Although China and India have border tensions from time to time and currently the bilateral ties are still tense, the exchanges between the two peoples, especially generation Z, should not be interrupted. The strengthening of ties between student organizations and youth of the two sides could even contribute to the solution of tensions.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/10/27 0:14:53
  • Convince China that US supports 'one-China policy': ex-US envoy

    Former US ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy said that the situation in the Taiwan Straits has reached a dangerous level, and the US should take action to make China confident that the US supports the "one-China policy," as he is concerned that the two countries are facing the worst situation since they established diplomatic ties 42 years ago.

    By Yang Sheng and Guo Yuandan | 2021/10/26 23:38:40
  • President Xi calls to break new ground in weaponry, equipment development, assigns relevant missions in 14th Five-Year Plan

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged efforts to break new ground in the development of the country's military weaponry and equipment, and contribute to the realization of the goals set for the centennial of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.

    By Yang Sheng and Leng Shumei | 2021/10/26 23:18:39
  • 'One-China principle' only route for Taiwan island to attend international events

    As the Chinese mainland celebrated on Mondaythe 50th anniversary of the restoration of the People's Republic of China's (PRC's) lawful seat in the United Nations (UN), Taiwan secessionist authorities and the US have used the occasion to hype the topic of “seeking international space” for the island of Taiwan to challenge the widely recognized “one-China principle” and provoke the PRC on the issue of sovereignty.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/10/25 23:07:51
  • US politicians push new bill to sanction China on maritime issue, 'will receive retaliation if it passes'

    Some US politicians have pushed another anti-China act to sanction entities and individuals who safeguard China's sovereignty in the South China Sea and East China Sea, the latest attempt by US conservative lawmakers to interrupt the potential recovery of China-US ties and interfere in peaceful solutions between China and other countries on territorial disputes.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/10/20 23:19:28
  • US hypes 'nuclear threat' from China, Russia to legitimize absolute security and arms race

    Senior US officials and Western media have spared no efforts to hype the so-called "nuclear threat" from China, even after China clarified an inaccurate report about a "hypersonic missile test in August," as the test was about a reusable spacecraft, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry saying on Tuesday that the US is hyping the "China threat theory" to pursue absolute security and expand military power. Experts stressed that Washington is the one that should be held accountable for intensifying the arms race between major nuclear powers.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/10/19 21:47:12
  • China's routine space vehicle test 'a transparent act for peaceful use, not militarization'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday said the Financial Times-reported “China's test of new space capability with a hypersonic missile in August” was in fact a routine test of technology for reusing a space vehicle, and Chinese experts said that China has the right to test such technology for peaceful purpose regardless of how the US or the West demonizes it. If the US launches a space arms race, non-Western powers like China and Russia would be forced to turn their advanced capabilities into military use for strategic deterrence and self-defense, experts said.

    By Yang Sheng and Deng Xiaoci | 2021/10/18 21:49:41
  • Xi stresses peaceful reunification, calls Taiwan secessionists 'serious threat' to national rejuvenation

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

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/9 11:31:59
  • Yang-Sullivan meeting showcases positive signals, major divergence

    Positive signals for improving deteriorating China-US ties and a major divergence on expectations of bilateral ties were on display at the same time during the meeting between Yang Jiechi, China's top diplomat, and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. China opposed defining China-US bilateral ties as “competitive,” while the US carried on with that label, analysts said, noting that China insists on seeking cooperation with the US but is also preparing for the worst.

    By Liu Xin and Yang Sheng | 2021/10/7 18:47:14
  • China's new assault rifles, machine guns debut at Zhuhai airshow

    The Chinese army's new-generation service rifle, the QBZ191 5.8mm automatic rifle, and two new rifles in the 191 series, debuted at Airshow China 2021.

    By Yang Sheng in Zhuhai | 2021/9/30 15:35:27
  • Xi emphasizes inclusiveness, rejects zero-sum game at UN

    Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed a Global Development Initiative in his speech at the 76th general debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), injecting confidence and calling to jointly address global threats and challenges to build a better world for all.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/9/23 0:38:39
  • AUKUS deal to continue causing repercussions in transatlantic ties

    Although US President Joe Biden always shouts loudly his slogan for diplomacy "America is back," Washington is facing an increasing crisis of trust in ties with other countries, especially with its allies, as the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal between Australia, the UK and the US has seriously harmed US-France ties and brought unprecedented consequences as Paris recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/9/21 23:43:39
  • Nuke sub deal could make Australia 'potential nuclear war target'

    The US, UK and Australia have announced a new alliance named "AUKUS" to target China, and they even made a deal to provide nuclear submarines to Australia. Chinese military experts warned that such a move will potentially make Australia a target of a nuclear strike if a nuclear war breaks out even when Washington said it won't arm Canberra with nuclear weapons, because it's easy for the US to equip Australia with nuclear weapons and submarine-launched ballistic missiles when Australia has the submarines.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/9/16 16:01:59
  • Japan's massive drills intend to challenge China's sovereignty militarily

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) on Wednesday started nationwide exercises involving all units for the first time in nearly 30 years in an attempt to boost deterrence and strengthen its capabilities. Japanese media said such a massive move is to deal with "China's ramped-up regional assertiveness." But Chinese experts noted that Japan is trying to display its hard power to serve the US Indo-Pacific strategy to contain China militarily.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/9/15 23:08:53
  • Quad summit will see limited concrete outcomes as US, Japan, India, Australia are 'four ward mates with different illnesses': experts

    The US is reorganizing its allies and partners to fix its image as "the leader" when it found increasing difficulties worldwide such as the Afghan issue, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Quad summit next week is another try made by US President Joe Biden, but Chinese experts said on Tuesday that the summit will make no big change on its hostility against China though the statement released by the White House about the summit didn't mention China.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2021/9/15 0:18:39
  • Taiwan launches biodefense drills to 'cater to US' lab-leak theory'

    The armed forces on the island of Taiwan practiced on Monday countermeasures for a bioweapons attack in the Han Kuang drill, which is an annual exercise targeting the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), with media on the island saying that since the US is speculating that COVID-19 originates from labs from the Chinese mainland, there's reason for the island to be prepared for a potential biological weapons attack from the PLA.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/9/14 22:43:39
  • US overreacts on N.Korea's missile tests; China calls for dialogue and engagement

    North Korea conducted successful tests of new type long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, the state media of the country said on Monday, with the US accusing Pyongyang of "threatening" neighbors and the international community. But China urged them to maintain restraint and start talks, to push the political solution progress for the Korean Peninsula issue.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun | 2021/9/13 21:43:32
  • Chinese foreign minister heads to Singapore in charm offensive to neighboring countries

    Although Cambodia is a small country, it will not succumb to pressure and will firmly support China in issues related to core benefits, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, where Hun and Wang discussed further cooperation in fighting against COVID-19 and other regional issues.

    By Yang Sheng and Cui Fandi | 2021/9/13 12:27:54
  • Recovery of China-US ties sees 'troublemaking from Taiwan island'

    On the same day when the top leaders of China and the US held a phone conversation, which brings some hopes for the recovery of the most important bilateral ties of the world, the Taiwan s separatist authorities sent two "senior officials" for sensitive and secret talks with US officials to push Washington to rename the island's representative office in Washington with the word "Taiwan" - a serious move to provoke the one-China principle and to encourage Taiwan secessionism.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2021/9/12 23:23:39
  • BRICS important force to be reckoned with on intl stage: Xi

    The BRICS countries have become an important world power to be reckoned with, and facts have already proven that no matter what difficulties emerge, as long as BRICS remain united and make joint efforts, cooperation will be smooth, solid and sustained, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/9/10 1:43:39
  • China to provide emergency aid of 200m yuan, including food, 3 million vaccines to Afghanistan

    China and all other five Afghanistan's neighboring countries will work together in handling new challenges caused by the US' hasty pullout from Afghanistan and the latest situation in the country, with China announcing an emergency humanitarian aids including foods, medicines and COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday after the Afghan Taliban on Tuesday announced key members of its new interim government.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/9/8 23:13:06
  • HK eases restrictions on travel, integrates with national devt

    Authorities in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced Tuesday that the city will soon lift strict restrictions on individual travel from the Chinese mainland and Macao. Experts said this is a significant move to open amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it could offer a boost to the city's virus-stricken economy since arrivals from the Chinese mainland account for the majority of tourists and visitors to Hong Kong, meanwhile it will also expedite the economic integration of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

    By Zhang Hongpei and Yang Sheng | 2021/9/8 0:38:39
  • European Parliament clamors for tougher line on China

    Some members of the European Parliament are continuously using the Taiwan question to provoke China's sovereignty and are urging the EU to reduce its reliance on China and to display a tougher and more united stance toward Beijing, but these activities are harming the mutually beneficial China-EU ties and adding uncertainties to the EU's future, Chinese experts said.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2021/9/6 0:07:39
  • Blinken jets to Qatar, Europe in bid to rescue US reputation after Afghanistan humiliation

    After the US' embarrassing and hasty pullout from Afghanistan has led to heavy casualties among local civilians and terrorist attacks, Washington has decided to send its top diplomat and defense chief to visit the Middle East and Europe to ask its allies to share the headache it created for the world.

    By Yang Sheng and Liu Caiyu | 2021/9/5 21:28:40
  • US foreign policy 'totally failed' amid attacks in Kabul

    US President Joe Biden might find that the first year of his term is going to be completely different from his previous plan, at least in the field of foreign affairs, as the Afghan war now becomes a hasty and chaotic situation with heavy casualties of US troops and local civilians that makes the humiliating ending of the US-launched war even more humiliating and embarrassing, said experts.

    By Yang Sheng and Fan Anqi | 2021/8/30 0:53:39
  • The Communist Party of China launches a major publication on its mission and contributions

    The Communist Party of China (CPC) released a publication on Thursday with fruitful and comprehensive information to introduce its historic mission as well as past and future contributions to China and the rest of the world. During a press conference in Beijing, senior officials of the Party provided authoritative introductions and explanations to respond to unfair criticism and stigmatization from abroad against China's political system.

    By Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi | 2021/8/26 12:15:10
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