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Only two weeks after taking office, Japan's new prime minister Fumio Kishida pressed two hot buttons on the same day on Sunday - sending a ritual offering to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, and claiming the Fukushima wastewater release cannot be delayed, despite opposition from home and abroad.
By Xu Keyue | 2021/10/19 0:52:01
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  • Li bids farewell to Merkel on video, hopes for same positive China policy

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held a video conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, and said China hopes the upcoming new administration of Germany would maintain a positive and pragmatic policy toward China to reinforce the mainstream of cooperation of China-Germany ties.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/18 22:29:35
  • West-hyped 'nuclear-capable hypersonic missile' is a spacecraft in reusability test; peaceful use of space stressed: Chinese FM

    It was a routine spacecraft experiment to test the technology of spacecraft reusability, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Monday, responding to the Western media hyping of what they claimed China's launch of a “nuclear-capable hypersonic missile” in August.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/18 18:38:45
  • Chinese Ambassador to Japan proposes four directions for efforts over bilateral ties

    As next year marks the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan, Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou proposed four directions for efforts over the bilateral ties in an interview on Sunday focusing on the current situation and prospects of China-Japan relations under the new situation.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/18 13:19:06
  • Kishida makes 'bad start' by sending ritual offering to Yasukuni; foundation of China-Japan relations eroded, observers warn

    The new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a "bad start" by sending a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, where the war criminals are enshrined, on Sunday, only two weeks after he took office. The move, following in the footsteps of his predecessors Shinzo Abe and Yoshihide Suga, demonstrated again the rise of right-wing conservative forces in Tokyo, Chinese observers said, warning that the foundation of China-Japan ties is being eroded through a series of provocative moves.

    By Xu Keyue and Yan Yuzhu | 2021/10/17 21:33:40
  • Germany's three- party admin takes key steps in forming with unclear China policy

    Although the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), The Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) have agreed to proceed from exploratory talks to coalition negotiations over establishing a new German administration, a positive for a stable transition, experts pointed to the possible risk and influence of an unclear China policy.

    By Wang Qi | 2021/10/17 21:08:39
  • Exclusive: UK and China must continue to stand together to help world meet climate commitments, says UK envoy

    Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui interviewed Caroline Wilson, the British Ambassador to China, recently during the COP15, to talk about China's commitment and solutions to climate change, and potential areas where China and the UK could further strengthen cooperation in the future. As the host of COP26, the UK is also looking forward to this enhanced tie in delivering on promises on environment protection.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/16 20:55:02
  • First part of COP15 closes with 'broad consensus' on post-2020 biodiversity framework

    After the adjournment of the week-long COP15 meeting on Friday afternoon, representatives and scholars attending the meeting said they expected the second part of the meeting next year to deliver a feasible global post-2020 biodiversity framework built on the political commitment and momentum formed this week.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/15 23:39:22
  • Xi, EU's Michel stress strategic independence in phone talk; EU 'never changed its policy on Taiwan island'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Council President Charles Michel spoke on the phone on Friday, and they stressed the significance of increasing the strategic independence. Michel noted that the EU's stance on the one-China policy has not changed and is willing to manage disputes with China.

    By Liu Xin, Yu Jincui and Zhang Changyue | 2021/10/15 22:21:46
  • US should 'change old problem' of pointing fingers after rejoining UN Human Rights Council: Chinese FM spokesperson

    "The US pointed fingers at other countries' human rights issues again right after it rejoined the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. It should change this old problem," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a Friday routine press conference.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/15 19:33:47
  • President Xi Jinping holds phone talk with European Council President Charles Michel on Friday

    President Xi Jinping holds phone talk with European Council President Charles Michel on Friday

    By Global Times | 2021/10/15 18:50:38
  • Singaporean PM expresses support for China's bid to join CPTPP in phone talk with President Xi

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held a phone conversation on Friday, in which Lee said he welcomes and supports China's bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as it would be beneficial for regional development.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/15 18:44:31
  • First part of COP15 exceeds anticipations; post-2020 framework will be better implemented: CBD executive secretary

    The first part of the COP15 meeting in Kunming has met and exceeded expectations and is expected to provide a roadmap for the effective further negotiations of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) said on Friday, noting that with China taking the presidency of the conference, she looks forward to China's leadership as the world prepares for the second part of the conference next year and negotiates for the post-2020 framework.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/15 18:26:32
  • Chinese FM urges US to treat African people with respect, responding US scheme targeting Chinese business in Zimbabwe

    In response to a US plot to smear Chinese businesses in Zimbabwe at the cost of $1,000 per fake news report, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday that the international communities including the African countries have a clear understanding of the massive false information spread by the US and urged the US to do more practical work for African people.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/15 18:11:46
  • MoU on China-Bhutan boundary talks 'breaks deadlock caused by India, paves way for diplomatic ties'

    China and Bhutan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Three-Step Roadmap to help speed up boundary talks that have been heavily delayed, during a virtual meeting held on Thursday. The MoU is of historic significance and is the result of years of joint efforts and sincere cooperation between the two sides, analysts said, noting that it points out the direction for breaking the current deadlock and laying a foundation for the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Bhutan.

    By Cao Siqi, Liu Xin and Bai Yunyi | 2021/10/15 17:48:20
  • Documentary shows contribution of Chinese peacekeeping forces

    A 15-minute documentary about Chinese peacekeeping forces has been published ahead of the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Lawful Seat of China in the United Nations, showing the contributions Chinese forces have made to world peace.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/15 1:23:51
  • China, Bhutan sign MoU on a Three-Step Roadmap for expediting boundary talks

    During a meeting held via video on Thursday, China and Bhutan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Three-Step Roadmap to help speed up boundary talks that have been delayed. The MoU is of historic significance and is the result of years of joint efforts and sincere cooperation between the two sides.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/15 0:28:13
  • 'Elephant runners' recount epic trek of mammoth stars in S.W China

    During the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, the herd of wild Asian elephants that had been on an exodus once again becomes the center of attention, with those sharing their journey recounting details and international delegates praising China for its proper handling of the matter.

    By Xu Liuliu, Zhang Hui in Kunming and Cui Fandi in Beijing | 2021/10/14 23:48:40
  • Li pledges 'fertile' Chinese market for foreign investment at Canton Fair opening

    China vowed again to open up its economy further and made a call for global cooperation, as the country opened its landmark trade fair on Thursday in Guangzhou, the first time both in-person and online since the coronavirus hit, a move which experts said not only marked a genuine recovery of the Chinese economy, but also demonstrated China's responsibility to secure global supply chains amid the pandemic crisis.

    By Chi Jingyi in Guangzhou, Xie Jun in Shanghai and Tao Mingyang in Beijing | 2021/10/14 22:53:39
  • Chinese FM expresses appreciation for Putin's positive remarks, hails China-Russia friendship

    Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday expressed appreciation for the positive remarks made by Russian President Vladimir Putin on China-Russia relations, saying long-term stability in China-Russia relations will be sustained by practical cooperation under the leadership of the two heads of state.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/14 22:33:03
  • China takes lead on global biodiversity solutions with ecological civilization: UNESCO representative

    China is taking the lead in the world and is an excellent example to provide solutions on global biodiversity with the concept of ecological civilization, and there are no boundaries in bringing good concepts to the world which needs good ideas more than ever amid the global crises of biodiversity loss, climate change and land desertification, a UNESCO representative said Tuesday on the sidelines of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) being held in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/14 20:06:11
  • China calls on new WHO origins-tracing group to uphold science, resist being used as political tool

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, along with some scientists, on Thursday urged a new WHO group on coronavirus origins to uphold the spirit of science, unbiased attitude, a global perspective, and warned it against being used as a political tool after the world health body on Wednesday nominated 26 experts to form the new team to investigate the virus origins.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/14 18:52:56
  • ASEAN members bicker over AUKUS

    The new tripartite defense alliance AUKUS, formed with the intention of intimidating China, will strain ASEAN's unity and integration as regional countries are divided over the pact, experts said Wednesday, noting that if it sparks an arms race, it threatens to destabilize the region.

    By Zhao Yusha and Yan Yuzhu | 2021/10/14 0:39:37
  • Russian govt reps voice support for China's Xinjiang policy, slam Western lies

    “However white the cotton, however red the tomatoes, to them they are all black,” said Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui about the malicious fabrications and sanctions imposed by some Western countries over China's Xinjiang policy on Wednesday. Zhang was speaking at a virtual promotional event for Xinjiang, winning wide support from Russian officials, media and organizations.

    By Fan Anqi | 2021/10/14 0:16:58
  • China urges US to turn economic ties into 'ice breakers' amid stable trade data

    China and the US made another step forward in sending warm signals to each other, with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng recently urging the US to "turn economic cooperation and trade into an ice breaker" in China-US relations, in what experts consider as a friendly response to the US Trade Representative's olive branch-extending remarks that China-US decoupling is unrealistic.

    By Xie Jun and Xiong Xinyi | 2021/10/13 22:39:36
  • Exclusive: UK, China share 'unique opportunity' to work together to protect planet, says UK envoy to China

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

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2021/10/13 20:51:37
  • Video call between Xi and Merkel highlights deep friendship, 'paves good way' for further China-EU talks

    Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke highly of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's contributions to promoting China-Germany and China-EU relations during her tenure when Xi met Merkel via video link on Wednesday. Xi said China's doors are always open to Merkel as the Chinese people always value friendship and will never forget old friends..

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/10/13 18:50:27
  • Xi to address opening ceremony of UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will on Thursday attend via video link the opening ceremony of the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference and deliver a keynote speech, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying announced here Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/10/13 11:06:27
  • China pledges $233m for biodiversity fund, 'won't bow to external pressure on domestic goals'

    China vowed to strengthen its own biodiversity protection and release implementation plans for peaking carbon dioxide emissions while investing 1.5 billion yuan ($233 million) to support biodiversity protection in developing countries at the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade on Tuesday.

    By Zhang Hui and Xu Liuliu in Kunming, Zhao Yusha in Beijing | 2021/10/12 23:21:27
  • US submarine may have made a 'stupid mistake' in the South China Sea on the recent collision: expert

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

    By Zhao Juecheng, Fan Wei, Chen Qingqing and Leng Shumei | 2021/10/12 23:05:54
  • Danish envoy hails China's handling of wandering elephants

    The political leadership of China, the presidency of the COP15, takes the biodiversity issue seriously so that it's important for the rest of the world to follow suit amid insufficient efforts to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set up 10 years ago, the Ambassador of Denmark to China said at the sidelines of the COP 15 conference in Kunming on Tuesday.

    By Zhang Hui in Kunming | 2021/10/12 19:43:00
  • China to commit 1.5b yuan to biodiversity fund, put in place a '1+N' policy framework for carbon neutrality: Xi

    China will establish a 1.5 billion yuan-Kunming biodiversity fund to support biodiversity projects of developing countries: President Xi

    By Global Times | 2021/10/12 14:26:49
  • Chinese president addresses COP15 leaders' summit

    Chinese President Xi Jinping started delivering a keynote speech Tuesday afternoon via video link at the leaders' summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).

    By Xinhua | 2021/10/12 14:11:44
  • China issues harsh statement, blames failed talks on India's unreasonable demands

    The harshly worded statement issued by the Chinese government on China and India failing to reach an agreement during their latest round of corps commander-level talks showed China's subtle change of attitude toward India, and the country's staunch determination to protect its territorial and sovereign integrity, said analysts.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/11 23:43:39
  • Xi extends condolences to Putin over plane crash

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of condolence to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, over a plane crash in Russia.

    By Xinhua | 2021/10/11 17:01:27
  • UPDATE: India's unreasonable demands in 13th military talks 'risk new conflict'

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

    By Liu Xuanzun and Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/11 7:18:41
  • India military learned nothing from last year's clash: observers

    The Indian military not only obstructed a routine patrol by Chinese border troops, it also fabricated rumor that "Chinese soldiers were detained for crossing the borderline" via the mouthpiece of the Indian media, a thief crying "stop thief" trick that Chinese analysts said exposes that India side has learned nothing from last year's border skirmish and should be held culpable for the latest incident.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/10 23:33:39
  • More details revealed of Chinese students being interrogated and threatened at US border entrance

    China's Consulate General in Los Angeles has given more details of the US' interrogation and intimidation of Chinese students at border controls in Los Angeles International Airport, urging the US to stop using absurd excuses for unwarranted restrictions and suppression of Chinese students.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/10 19:53:23
  • Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe confirms 6 Chinese, 2 Zimbabweans killed in explosion at Chinese smelting plant

    The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe confirmed on Saturday that an oxygen cylinder explosion at a Chinese-invested private smelting plant on the night of October 7 killed six Chinese employees, with a further left severely injured. Two Zimbabwean employees were also killed. The facility has suspended operations and is assisting with a police investigation.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/9 23:02:34
  • Wang Yi urges members to promote consultations on COC in South China Sea

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that China and ASEAN countries should fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC), ensure that differences and disputes are properly managed by parties directly concerned through dialogue and consultation, and promote consultations on a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/9 16:18:25
  • Chinese FM urges US to provide truth about nuke submarine accident in S. China Sea, including intentions and if leak happens

    China expresses grave concern about the accident involving US submarine USS Connecticut hitting an unknown object in the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday, urging the US to clarify more details about the accident, its purpose of cruising in the area, and whether it has caused a nuclear leak that has damaged the local marine environment.

    By Guo Yuandan and Fan Anqi | 2021/10/8 17:58:55
  • Yang and Sullivan discussed top leaders' potential video summit for this year: Chinese FM

    Top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, during their meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on October 6 discussed over a potential bilateral video summit between both presidents before the end of this year, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/8 17:16:20
  • Chinese, Japanese leaders' phone call 'timely and important,' opens window for adjustment after bumpy period under US shadow

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held a phone conversation with new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida right after the latter gave his first policy address, and both sides saw the conversation as very timely and important with the two leaders agreeing to enhance communications and cooperation, manage differences and coordinate to tackle challenges.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/8 16:40:09
  • 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
  • Exclusive: Act with strength or US won't back off: Ex-Alstom executive on China's victory in Meng Wanzhou's case

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

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/10/7 17:43:39
  • Senior Chinese diplomat meets US national security advisor

    Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met here Wednesday with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

    By Xinhua | 2021/10/7 7:17:34
  • Yang-Sullivan meeting expected to see how to get China-US relations right

    Meeting between top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi and US national security adviser Sullivan key to implementing the spirit of the phone call between Chinese and US top leaders, and also a consensus made based on deep self-evaluation on mutual relations in the past 8 months.

    By Cao Siqi | 2021/10/6 15:17:54
  • Senior Chinese diplomat to meet with US national security advisor

    Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will meet with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Zurich, Switzerland, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/10/6 8:25:59
  • China's UN envoy refutes US' lies concerning China, urges US not to repeat mistakes

    China's ambassador to the United Nations (UN) on Monday slammed the US' groundless comments on issues related to Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet and called on the US to put aside its arrogance and prejudice.

    By Global Times-Agencies | 2021/10/5 19:53:29
  • Kishida to be tested on balancing Japan's relations with the US, China: observers

    Japan elected Fumio Kishida as its 100th prime minister on Monday, who announced his new cabinet lineup. A new post set in the cabinet to focus on China has drawn wide attention. How to balance Japan's relations with the US and China will be a major test for the new cabinet, analysts say.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/10/4 19:46:49
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated Fumio Kishida for being elected Japan's new prime minister

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated Fumio Kishida for being elected Japan's new prime minister

    By Global Times | 2021/10/4 18:09:57
  • Chinese and Russian Presidents Become "Dual Alumni"

    On 26 April, 2019, a special ceremony was being held at the Beijing Friendship Hotel. Amid warm applause from hundreds of teachers and students of Tsinghua University, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin walked into the hall. Here the alma mater of President Xi awarded President Putin an honorary doctorate.

    By Global Times | 2021/10/2 8:02:23
  • Blinken extends congratulations on China's National Day

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday extended congratulations on China's National Day, which falls on October 1.

    By Xinhua | 2021/10/1 17:34:55
  • Xi sends video message for China Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday sent a video message for the China Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai.

    By Xinhua | 2021/10/1 16:16:27
  • US should show sincerity and come up with a realistic dialogue plan for Korean Peninsula: Chinese FM

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Thursday urged the US to show sincerity and come up with a realistic plan for dialogue with North Korea, and to stop shouting empty slogans when she answered a question about the latest development on the Korean Peninsula.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/30 18:40:53
  • China is 'a country of action in promoting global climate governance,' urges developed countries to face up to responsibilities

    In response to US climate envoy John Kerry saying that he expected China to make further decisions to reduce emissions in the next 10 years, calling it a "key decade" to curb global warming, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that China has always been a country of action in promoting global climate governance, and noted that addressing climate change also needs developed countries to face up to their responsibilities to show greater ambition and action.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/30 17:26:22
  • Chinese, UK firms need to do right thing: Chinese commerce minister

    Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao urged Chinese and British companies to do the right thing in the face of challenges in China-UK ties in a video conference with business representatives from the UK at the invitation of the latter on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/30 0:54:00
  • AUKUS threatens regional peace, stability, international order: FM

    Many countries have expressed concerns and doubts over AUKUS and the plan for nuclear submarine cooperation between the US, the UK and Australia as the move will pose potential danger for regional peace and stability and the international order, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/30 0:14:03
  • 'Thorns that vary in size in China-US relations' need to be removed; no information about top leaders' meeting: FM

    China has no information to release at present about whether the Chinese and US top leaders will meet at the upcoming G20 summit and the contact between them should be decided via bilateral negotiations, Hua Chunying, the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a routine press conference on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/29 21:57:06
  • Chinese PLA soldiers cross border with India? Indian media are habitual in hyping the topic: observers

    After Indian media reported that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had crossed the border, Chinese observers noted the media there is habitual in hyping the border issue in India and spreading such information right after the Quad summit aims to depict a confrontational India-China relation, catering to the West.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/29 21:32:35
  • Chinese ambassador urges Canada to reflect on mistakes and bring bilateral ties back on right track

    Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu urged the Canadian side to seriously reflect on its mistakes, learn from its lessons, and work with the Chinese side to grasp the right direction for the development of China-Canada relations and bring the two countries' relations back on the right track as soon as possible.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/29 15:20:47
  • China deplores US confinement, deportation of Chinese student

    China deplores and firmly opposes the interrogation and deportation of a Chinese student by the US law enforcement at Houston Airport, and has lodged solemn representations with the US.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/29 14:32:12
  • Kishida to be next Japanese PM, may not keep extreme rhetoric on China policy 'for the good of both'

    Fumio Kishida won the leadership election of the Japanese ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Wednesday, all but assuring that he will become the next Japanese prime minister. Although having jumped to the front line of attacking China during the election campaign, he may not go toward the extreme right-wing path, Chinese analysts predicted, but suggested that the new Japanese cabinet should explore a road that leads to forming a stable policy on China under the backdrop of China-US competition.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/29 14:08:54
  • Attempts to contain China never succeeded and are doomed to fail: Chinese ambassador to UK

    China has never bullied, oppressed or enslaved other nations, and will never allow any external force to do such things to Chinese people, Zheng Zeguang, Chinese Ambassador to the UK, said on Tuesday, adding that "Attempts to contain or besiege China never succeeded in the past and are doomed to fail in the future."

    By Global Times | 2021/9/29 13:36:18
  • Increased China-EU dialogues help reduce misjudgment: FM

    Coinciding with the retirement of strong China-EU ties supporter Angela Merkel and the snub of France in the AUKUS security pact which targets China's influence in the Indo-Pacific, top diplomats of China and EU on Tuesday held a strategic dialogue by video link, serving as a stabilizer for geopolitical uncertainties.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/29 0:25:23
  • Morrison's 'kindness' not sincere, only tactics with no more cards to play: observers

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who seemingly took a "soft" attitude toward China during his latest interview by claiming Canberra is "always open" to hearing from Beijing but Beijing is not interested, faces a backlash from China.

    By Xu Keyue and Fan Anqi | 2021/9/28 23:52:50
  • China hopes Czech Republic can provide a non-discriminatory business environment for foreign enterprises: FM

    China hopes the Czech Republic can provide a non-discriminatory business environment for foreign enterprises to invest and operate normally in the country, said Hua Chunying, spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during a routine press conference on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/28 23:50:18
  • China urges US to clear to-do lists after Meng, bring ties on right track

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

    By Chen Qingqing | 2021/9/28 22:35:22
  • Xi urged US to resolve Meng Wanzhou incident in Sep phone call with Biden: FM

    Chinese foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the US to resolve the incident of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou during a phone call with US President Joe Biden earlier this month.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/28 20:08:50
  • Chinese Ambassador congratulates SDP's win in election, hopes German parties continue 'pragmatic, cooperative' policies toward China

    Chinese Ambassador to Germany Wu Ken congratulated the Social Democratic Party (SPD) for its win in German's election, saying that no matter how the coalition forms, China hopes German political parties will continue pragmatic and cooperative policies toward China.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/28 18:26:46
  • Chinese envoy pledges efforts to bring CTBT into force

    A Chinese envoy on Monday pledged that China will continue to contribute to the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/28 16:09:17
  • China and other countries jointly condemn US, Canada, Australia for serious human rights violations against indigenous people

    Representatives from Canadian and Australian indigenous people disclosed the severe crimes committed by the US, Canada and Australia against indigenous people, during a meeting on the sidelines of the 48th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday, urging the three countries to take practical measures to improve the human rights situation of indigenous people.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/28 15:59:48
  • China urges NATO not to provoke military tension in Asia-Pacific

    NATO member states have been frequently deploying aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region but the region doesn't welcome military bloc, major-power confrontation, or Cold War instigators, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a video meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/28 11:26:16
  • Chinese embassy in UK reminds Chinese nationals to be vigilant following attacks targeting Chinese students

    Chinese embassy in the UK reminded Chinese nationals in the country to strengthen safety precautions after a number of attacks against Chinese nationals, mostly students, happened in Cambridge, Sheffield and other places in the UK.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/28 11:08:39
  • Wang Yi urges action from US to return its China policy to rationality

    The US recently has said it doesn't want confrontation or engage in a new cold war, but the key lies in whether concrete action from the US will follow and bring its policy toward China to a rational and pragmatic track, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/28 10:37:43
  • Chinese FM's office engulfed with flowers and 'thank you' cards for Meng Wanzhou's return in a victory for China's diplomacy

    The spokesperson's office of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been engulfed with flowers and "thank you" cards sent by young people to appreciate the government's efforts to rescue and help Huawei's CFO, Meng Wanzhou, return to China safely. This has been seen by many Chinese as a major progress for China's diplomacy.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/28 1:58:01
  • China, EU to hold high-level strategic dialogue

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will co-chair the 11th round of high-level strategic dialogue between China and the EU via video link with Josep Borrell, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on Tuesday.

    By Wan Lin | 2021/9/28 0:42:20
  • FM urges Canada to adopt 'rational' policies toward China

    China has always been opposed to all forms of power politics and has never feared any coercion, and the government's stance on safeguarding its citizens' legitimate rights and interests remains unflinching and uncompromising, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday, who also urged Canada to "keep its eyes wide open" and adopt a "rational and pragmatic" policy toward China.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/27 23:57:08
  • China hopes new German govt continues 'pragmatic, balanced' China policy

    The preliminary result of Germany's election showed that the left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD) narrowly beat the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the centrist-right, conservative party, the party of outgoing Chancellor Merkel. This has made Olaf Scholz, leader of SPD, the next possible leader of Germany.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/27 23:40:11
  • Meng's return ignites national pride amid US hegemony

    Over the past two days, Huawei senior executive Meng Wanzhou's return from Canada has ignited the latest surge of national pride, with the Chinese people welcoming her back home with massive and spontaneous celebrations both online and offline. Many people also took the incident of Meng as a symbolic turning point in the years-long geopolitical wrestling between China and the US, calling her return a hard-fought victory for the country and its people against the Western hegemony.

    By Chen Qingqing, Shen Weiduo, Li Xuanmin and Zhang Hongpei | 2021/9/27 21:31:03
  • China questions US-style democracy 'owned by 1%, governed by 1%, enjoyed by 1%,' echoes Russian FM's criticism

    The US is "owned by one percent [of its people], governed by the one percent and enjoyed by the one percent - is this democracy? The US turns a blind eye to the millions of Floyds who can't breathe, to the millions of innocent people killed by guns - is this democracy? The US suppresses others' right to normal development and denies their people a better life - is this democracy?" asked the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/27 20:18:47
  • Actions speak louder than words, Chinese Embassy said amid US attempts to discredit China, harm China-Zimbabwe ties

    Actions speak louder than words, said Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe as the fourth batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the African country during the weekend. The vaccine delivery was made amid US attempts to discredit Chinese investments by utilizing private journalists to smear against Chinese companies.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2021/9/27 19:54:58
  • China's first batch of aid to Afghanistan to arrive in coming days: Chinese ambassador

    China's first batch of aid to Afghanistan will arrive in the coming days to help Afghans go through one warm winter, Chinese Ambassador Wang Yu said in a meeting with Afghanistan's acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/27 17:28:29
  • Exclusive: Two Canadians confess guilt, granted bail for medical reasons before leaving China: source

    Two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, confessed their guilt and were approved to be bailed out to await trial for medical reasons before they departed China on a plane to Canada on Friday, the Global Times learned from sources

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/26 21:52:24
  • Germans vote in crucial poll for Merkel's successor

    In what has been dubbed by observers as a "most uncertain election," Germans are voting to decide who will succeed long-serving Chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet what is certain is that the next German leader will carry on Merkel's "pragmatic" policy toward China as it stands for the best interest of Europe's bellwether.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/26 21:43:39
  • US human rights violations in Afghanistan leave 'darkest page': diplomat

    Chinese and foreign experts and diplomats criticized the US for severely violating human rights in Afghanistan, including killing thousands of Afghan civilians, causing a flood of refugees and leaving messy situations for regional countries and the international community. Some of them expressed support for Afghan people to hold the US accountable for committing crimes against humanity and war crimes at an international seminar on Saturday.

    By Liu Xin | 2021/9/25 21:49:33
  • Major progress for China's diplomacy as US heeds call from Chinese request list to release Meng Wanzhou

    When many Chinese woke up Saturday morning surprisingly learning that the return of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou to China became a reality, some said it was the best news in quite a while.

    By Chen Qingqing, Shen Weiduo and Cao Siqi | 2021/9/25 21:10:25
  • China's position on Meng Wanzhou case consistent and clear: US and Canada's moves are 'typical arbitrary detention': FM

    China's position on Meng Wanzhou case consistent and clear: US and Canada's moves are 'typical arbitrary detention': FM

    By Global Times | 2021/9/25 19:31:43
  • China-Germany ties under Merkel a model for Europe, may briefly suffer after she leaves

    As German people's "Mutti (Mummy)," and Europe's "crisis manager," Angela Merkel is stepping down from the post she has held for 16 years, making her the country's second-longest-serving chancellor and the first chancellor to leave power of her own volition.

    By Zhang Hui, Liu Xin and Bai Yunyi | 2021/9/25 18:54:42
  • 1st Quad summit tacitly targets China but US 'can't coordinate members' differences, doomed to fail'

    The leaders of the US, Japan, India and Australia — known as the Quad — finished their face-to-face meeting in Washington on Friday in an attempt to cement ties while containing China, but experts said that an interlude during the meeting involving US President Joe Biden complaining about his translation device malfunction is an omen of the emerging anti-China clique's future — that it cannot function at all due to US' declining capability and changes of the global situation.

    By Liu Xin | 2021/9/25 15:03:27
  • Exclusive: China has taken reciprocal countermeasures against UK Parliament's ban on ambassador, source says

    China has taken reciprocal countermeasures regarding the UK Parliament's banning of Chinese ambassador from attending events in the Parliament last week, a source close to the matter told the Global Times exclusively on Friday.

    By Zhang Hui and Fan Lingzhi | 2021/9/24 22:32:15
  • Taiwan DPP blasted over using CPTPP bid to seek secession

    The island of Taiwan's application for membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), about one week after the Chinese mainland's, was met with stern warnings from the Chinese central government on Thursday.

    By Li Qiaoyi and Xu Keyue | 2021/9/24 1:11:32
  • Quad 'incapable of inflicting substantial harm to China'

    The Quad summit, scheduled to take place on Friday, which will likely mention marine security concerns for the purpose of containing China and demonstrate that the Indo-Pacific is the current strategic center of the US, was at the stage of forging verbal consensus rather than signing substantial deals, Chinese analysts said on Thursday, noting that US typical practice of abandoning its allies like dumping trash in front of its interests will make Quad become another NATO which is existing only in name.

    By Zhang Hui and Yan Yuzhu | 2021/9/24 0:43:39
  • Malaysia to seek China's views on AUKUS as ASEAN countries fear nuclear proliferation, arms race

    As Southeast Asian countries grow unnerved about AUKUS, a trilateral pact between the US, the UK and Australia that will provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, Malaysia announced it would seek China's views on AUKUS, as the key ASEAN member is concerned about regional peace and stability that could be ruined by a security pact-triggered arms race.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/23 23:51:32
  • French senators' visit to island of Taiwan violates one-China principle: Chinese Embassy in France

    China expressed firm pposition to a planned trip of some French senators to the island of Taiwan, stating that there is only one China in the world, no matter under whichever name French senators decide to pay an official visit to the Taiwan region, they are in serious violation of the one-China principle applied by France.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/23 22:03:49
  • US must act first to reopen consulates in Chengdu, Houston: Chinese ambassador

    The US needs to act first when it comes to the question of reopening the US Consulate General in Chengdu and the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, because the issue was unilaterally started by the US, Qin Gang, the Chinese Ambassador to the US, said on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/23 12:11:33
  • Economic sanctions on Afghanistan must end, humanitarian aid is of great urgency: Chinese FM Wang Yi

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday called for immediate humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and said economic sanctions should be lifted among other suggestions to jointly bring peace to the war-torn country.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/23 11:43:49
  • China, others reveal negative impact of Western unilateral coercive measures on human rights

    At a side meeting of the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, permanent missions of 10 countries including China discussed the serious violation of human rights caused by unilateral coercive measures by the US and other Western countries, urging them to abolish such actions immediately.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/23 10:20:32
  • Chinese FM calls on 'zero tolerance' to racism at high-level meeting to commemorate 20th anniversary of adoption of Durban Declaration

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called on relevant countries to face up to their disgraceful history of racism, take the lead in resisting all forms of racism, as Africans and Asians are still sufferers.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/23 9:43:39
  • 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
  • China helps Uruguay address climate change by providing equipment

    A set of transportable meteorological ground equipment will be provided by the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) to Uruguay, in a bid to help strengthen the country's capability to address climate change. The move was announced on Wednesday, and the equipment will be shipped to Uruguay in October.

    By Lu Yameng | 2021/9/23 0:27:20
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