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Closely following US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's visit to China, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to travel to India this week, with China reportedly among the topics.
By Fan Anqi | 2021/7/26 23:03:39
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  • US owes explanation on cyberattacks at Fort Detrick lab probe petition, its hypocrisy, double standards exposed: FM

    The US owes Chinese netizens an explanation on why it remains silent on opening Fort Detrick lab for investigation and why it launched a cyberattack on an online petition demanding that the World Health Organization (WHO) investigate the lab, said spokesperson from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/26 17:17:57
  • China lists issues of concern to US, demands lifting sanctions and revoking Meng Wanzhou's extradition

    China has delivered two lists of major concerns to the US during Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng's meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Monday, including urging the US to lift sanctions and visa restrictions targeted at Chinese officials and entities, and withdraw Meng Wanzhou's extradition.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/26 16:13:39
  • US 'rules-based intl order' is 'law of the jungle' to contain others: Chinese vice FM tells US envoy

    The fundamental reason for the deadlock in China-US relations is that some in the US always see China as an "imaginary enemy," Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng said during a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Monday morning, urging the US to change its misguided mindset toward China and its extremely risky China policy.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/26 10:01:57
  • China, US to start dialogue amid new tensions and high attention

    In a break from the past approach, when the Chinese side often released a goodwill gesture before a China-US meeting while the US exerted pressure on China, this time before the visit of US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, China announced it is sanctioning six individuals and one entity of the US, a move that Chinese observers said could become a new normal in China-US interaction.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/26 1:33:40
  • US is not superior to other nations, says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

    No country is superior to others, and China will never accept any country that thinks of itself this way, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday prior to US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman's two-day visit to China starting on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/25 11:50:01
  • China, Pakistan to take joint actions to tackle terrorist spillover from Afghanistan

    As Afghan-Taliban peace talks failed to reach breakthrough and security threats remain high, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in China on Saturday. They have both agreed to take joint actions to tackle the spillover effect from the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/25 11:28:27
  • China to impose reciprocal sanctions against 6 US individuals, 1 entity; '1st time anti-foreign sanctions law used'

    China will impose sanctions against six individuals and one entity of the US, as a reciprocal countermeasure against the recent erroneous practice of the US targeting Hong Kong, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on the ministry's website on Friday evening.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/24 4:21:30
  • US should cooperate with China on tracking escaped criminals: FM

    The US should correct its wrongdoings and actively cooperate with China on tracking escaped criminals and recovering bribes, and should not make itself a “safe heaven” for criminals, China's Foreign Ministry (FM) said on Friday, in response to US officials' allegation that certain US residents have been coerced into returning to China in the “Operation Fox Hunt” anti-corruption campaign.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/24 1:30:45
  • China sanctions 6 US individuals and 1 entity as reciprocal countermeasure against US over HK

    China sanctions 6 US individuals and 1 entity as reciprocal countermeasure against US over HK

    By Global Times | 2021/7/23 22:46:39
  • Update: China says 'no' to US smears as over 10 million Chinese petition for Fort Detrick probe

    An open letter demanding that the World Health Organization (WHO) investigate Fort Detrick has garnered nearly 9.5 million signatures in less than a week from Chinese netizens outraged by the US' tightened politicization of COVID-19 origins.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/23 21:58:40
  • China says 'no' to US smears over COVID-19; 'WHO's phase-II plan caters to US' lab leak theory'

    China says 'no' to those in the US who have used the COVID-19 issue to smear China, as their practice revealed their disregard for common sense and arrogance towards science, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday, after the White House said the US was disappointed by China rejecting the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest COVID-19 origins study plan.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/23 18:38:40
  • Chinese Embassy in Cambodia refutes false report by Reuters on Mekong River data 'hacking'

    The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia on Thursday refuted a false report published by Reuters, which claimed that Chinese hackers "stole Mekong [River] data from Cambodia."

    By Global Times | 2021/7/23 13:37:22
  • Sherman's China trip more of 'keeping in touch' than 'problem solving'

    US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman visited South Korea on Thursday, the last stop before her highly anticipated meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Minister Xie Feng in North China's Tianjin, which will take place from July 25 to 26.

    By Wang Qi | 2021/7/22 23:48:31
  • Some people in US may have ulterior intentions on COVID-19 origins tracing: Chinese FM spokesperson

    Some people in the US may really have ulterior motives on the origins tracing of COVID-19, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Thursday, urging the US to give a reasonable explanation for its suspicious attitudes and behaviors in terms of virus origins tracing.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/22 20:46:49
  • Leaders from 30 countries inoculated with Chinese vaccines, showing doses' high reliability: FM

    More than 100 countries have approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese firms, and leaders of 30 countries have been openly inoculated with them. There have been more and more rational and scientific voices defending the efficacy of Chinese vaccines, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/22 19:55:03
  • China confirms visit from No. 2 US diplomat, demands no interference in its internal affairs

    Late Wednesday night, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that the US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, will visit North China's Tianjin from July 25 to 26, a visit arranged after the US proposal to exchange views on China-US relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2021/7/22 0:08:55
  • Investigating Fort Detrick a question the US must answer: Chinese FM on 5m urging WHO to investigate lab

    Investigating Fort Detrick is the call of people all over the world, including the Chinese people, and it is a question that the US must answer when it comes to COVID-19 origins, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after nearly 5 million Chinese signed an open letter demanding the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate US' Fort Detrick lab.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/21 20:48:40
  • FM defends Chinese ambassador to S.Korea's right to explain China's stance

    Chinese envoys have a duty to make clear China's stance on issues related to its key interests and should not be interpreted as interfering in other countries' domestic affairs, a spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, after Seoul urged the Chinese ambassador to be “cautious” for making remarks related to a South Korean presidential candidate.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/21 19:42:35
  • The European media has fallen into the trap of the American narrative: Author of 'The Sanctimonious Superpower'

    China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Hua Chunying, recently introduced the book Die scheinheilige Supermacht: Warum wir aus dem Schatten der USA heraustreten müssen (or The Sanctimonious Superpower: why we need to step out of the US shadow) at a regular press conference. Global Times reporter Qing Mu (GT) had a conversation with Michael Luders (Luders), author of the book and a renowned Middle East expert.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/21 1:14:47
  • US turns cyberspace into another anti-China battlefield, 'futile to contain Beijing'

    In an apparent attempt to contain China and as part of its ceaseless efforts to form an anti-China chorus among its major allies, the Biden administration is seeking to turn cyberspace into a new battlefield by ganging up with its allies to accuse China of conducting cyberattacks worldwide, an allegation that was swiftly denounced by Chinese diplomats, internet institutions and experts as China has always been a long-term victim of US cyberattacks.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cao Siqi | 2021/7/20 23:13:39
  • 55 countries submit joint letters to WHO, opposing politicization of COVID-19 origins study

    A total of 55 countries have submitted letters to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General concerning the COVID-19 origins study as of Tuesday, jointly opposing the politicization of the issue. This fully reflected the international public support for justice, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/20 18:03:05
  • Politicization and stigmatization won't solve cyber security concerns: Chinese Mission to the EU and embassies

    The Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) and Chinese embassies in Norway, the UK, Canada, and New Zealand on Tuesday slammed EU and NATO for making groundless accusations that China engaged in malicious cyber activities that "undermined the integrity of cyberspace worldwide." Boasting themselves as the guardians of cyber security, some Western countries have been eavesdropping massively and indiscriminately across the world, the Mission said.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/20 14:05:35
  • Politicization and stigmatization won't solve cyber security concerns: Chinese Mission to the EU and embassies

    The Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) and Chinese embassies in Norway, the UK, Canada, and New Zealand on Tuesday slammed EU and NATO for making groundless accusations that China engaged in malicious cyber activities that "undermined the integrity of cyberspace worldwide." Boasting themselves as the guardians of cyber security, some Western countries have been eavesdropping massively and indiscriminately across the world, the Mission said.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/20 13:58:39
  • Wang Yi's Middle East visit enhances anti-terrorism cooperation, lifts strategic ties

    As the second stop in his Syria-Egypt-Algeria visits from Saturday to Tuesday, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi finished his Egypt trip on Monday, which experts said enhanced friendship and outlined responsibility of China as an influential power, amid US confrontational moves and world chaos.

    By Wang Qi | 2021/7/19 23:58:23
  • Dasu project suspended after attack but Pakistani workers still employed: Chinese FM

    Construction of the Dasu hydropower station in Pakistan has been suspended after a deadly bus blast killed nine Chinese and four Pakistanis working there, a spokesperson from China's Foreign Ministry said, stressing that the project is an economic cooperative program between China and Pakistan but doesn't belong to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC] framework.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/19 21:23:30
  • Chinese FM asks US to answer concerns from an open letter signed by 750,000 Chinese calling on the WHO to investigate Fort Detrick

    Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday urged the US to be transparent and face up to the calls of the international community, including the Chinese, and give a satisfactory explanation to the open letter signed by at least 750,000 Chinese calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate Fort Detrick for COVID-19 origins.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/19 18:00:00
  • FM Wang Yi meets Egyptian president, highly appreciate prospect on mutual counter-terrorism, anti-COVID efforts and BRI

    China firmly supports Egypt in pursuing an independent policy and its efforts to counter terrorism, maintain stability and de-radicalization, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/19 12:49:10
  • Chinese FM's 2nd visit to Mideast in half a year highlights significance of China-Middle East ties

    After concluding a weeklong visit to some Central Asian countries, shedding light on regional stability, especially China's approach on the political settlement of the Afghan issue, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Syria on Saturday and is scheduled to visit Egypt as well as Algeria this week, underscoring China's independent foreign policy, again striking a sharp contrast from the West, while also unleashing a positive message to the Middle East in countering the negative influence of the US.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/18 21:05:51
  • Syria unconditionally supports China on Taiwan, Xinjiang, HK issues, Assad tells visiting FM Wang Yi

    Syria supports China unconditionally on the issues related to Taiwan, Xinjiang and Hong Kong, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said at a meeting on Saturday with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Wang voiced China's opposition toward any attempt to seek regime change in Syria, and welcomed Syria to join the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    By Global Times | 2021/7/18 13:18:57
  • Joint work team, Chinese ambassador pay on-site condolences to victims in Pakistan bus blast

    The Chinese joint work team to Pakistan, along with staff from the Chinese embassy expressed their condolences to Chinese nationals who were killed in a bus blast in Pakistan this week. The Chinese official said that the strong friendship between China and Pakistan won't be disrupted, and urged Pakistan to double down security measures to protect Chinese nationals in the country.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/18 12:21:39
  • Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit Syria, Egypt and Algeria from July 17 to 20: FM

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit Syria, Egypt and Algeria from July 17 to 20: FM

    By Global Times | 2021/7/17 22:28:34
  • China sends expert criminal investigators to Pakistan, urges severe punishment for perpetrators: Chinese Minister of Public Security

    Chinese President Xi Jinping gave important instructions regarding the shuttle bus blast that killed nine Chinese nationals, and China's Ministry of Public Security has sent criminal investigation experts to Pakistan to assist in the investigation into the terrorist attack targeting Chinese nationals, Zhao Kezhi, Chinese Minister of Public Security said in phone call with the Interior Minister of Pakistan on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/17 15:43:13
  • China-proposed regional connectivity a 'specific and concrete step' to work on Afghan peace: analysts

    China urges Central and South Asian countries to forge a closer regional connectivity partnership through high-quality cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed on Friday. Analysts say the move is a concrete plan to glue regional countries together on working on a solution for Afghan peace.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/17 12:48:01
  • China, Pakistan confirm terrorist attack; who is the most likely perpetrator?

    The shuttle bus blast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan which killed nine Chinese and four Pakistanis was confirmed to be a terrorist attack, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged Pakistan to bring the perpetrators to justice in a phone call with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, marking the first time for both sides to confirm the blast as a terror attack after it happened two days ago.

    By Liu Xin and Zhang Han | 2021/7/16 23:27:25
  • Xi talks with Afghan president, supports 'Afghan-led and Afghan-owned' peace process

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday, expressing China's support for the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/16 22:33:50
  • WHO chief succumbs to US-led West's pressure in virus origins remarks

    World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has succumbed to US-led West's multiple layers of political pressure, calling on China to be transparent and open in further COVID-19 origins studies, Chinese observers said, which cannot replace majority scientific views of the natural origins hypothesis and will question WHO's credibility and professionalism.

    By Zhang Hui | 2021/7/16 20:40:57
  • China has provided 500m vaccines to developing countries, to offer $3b in aid: Xi

    China has provided more than 500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to other developing countries, and will provide another US$3 billion in aid over 3 years to support COVID-19 response and economic and social recovery for them, President Xi said Friday at APEC.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/16 20:22:49
  • 'Self-defense teams,' WeChat groups, and consular assistance protect overseas Chinese amid South Africa riots

    Overseas Chinese in South Africa told the Global Times on Friday that despite suffering property damage and some scary moments during ongoing riots in South Africa, the safety of the Chinese people has been safeguarded, especially thanks to the joint efforts within the Chinese community and diplomatic efforts made by the Chinese government.

    By Wang Qi and Yan Yunming | 2021/7/16 18:34:04
  • China, Pakistan confirm bus blast a terrorist attack for 1st time; Premier Li urges bringing perpetrator to justice

    The shuttle bus blast in Pakistan which killed nine Chinese and four Pakistanis was confirmed to be a terrorist attack, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged Pakistan to bring the perpetrators to justice in a phone call with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, marking the first time for both sides to confirm the blast as a terror attack after it happened two days ago.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/16 17:34:41
  • Australian scientists, environment groups urge UN to put Great Barrier Reef on 'in danger' list, criticize govt's short-sightedness, incompetence

    Disappointed with Australian officials' short-sightedness and incompetence when it comes to environment protection, environment groups and renowned scientists in Australia submitted joint letters to UNESCO, calling to put the Great Barrier Reef on its “in danger” list.

    By Huang Lanlan and Zhao Juecheng | 2021/7/16 16:47:53
  • China urges unity, announces $3b aid at APEC; US eyes splitting region

    The Biden administration would attempt to turn Friday's informal leaders' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) into a geopolitical competition platform serving its purpose of securing regional leadership through Indo-Pacific strategy, instead of caring about people's livelihoods in the region, Chinese observers said, when leaders of the Asia-Pacific region are expected to jointly fight against the pandemic that has been exacerbated by the more transmissible Delta variant, and recover the economy of the 21 members which represent approximately 60 percent of world GDP.

    By Zhang Hui and Zhang Dan | 2021/7/16 14:13:42
  • Barbados PM appreciates Chinese vaccines arrival at critical time, stresses only supporting science-based COVID-19 origins tracing

    Following a phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley expressed her gratitude to China for the assistance in fighting against the pandemic on social media on Thursday, reasserting that Barbados only supports a science-based tracing of COVID-19 origins.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/16 10:41:21
  • Stakeholders intensify efforts to find solutions for Afghan peace

    A high-level Afghan government delegation and the Taliban will meet in Qatar this week to jumpstart the long-stalled peace process, a senior Afghan official who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed with the Global Times on Thursday, saying "this is in the agenda" and the meeting will probably be held on Saturday.

    By Wang Wenwen, Yang Sheng and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/16 0:09:18
  • If the US really wants to 'stand with the Cuban people,' it should learn more from China: Cuban diplomat

    If the US really wants to "stand with the Cuban people," it should learn from China and provide aid to Cuba in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and support the economic development of the country, Andro Vázquez Pérez, chargé d'affaires of Cuba to China, said on Thursday.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/15 22:58:02
  • Xi extends condolences to Iraqi president over hospital fire accident

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a message of condolence to Iraqi President Barham Salih over a fire accident that caused heavy casualties in a hospital in the Middle East country.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/15 18:12:30
  • China to provide help in probe of deadly bus blast in Pakistan

    A Pakistan official said investigation suggests there are traces of explosives at the scene of the deadly bus blast that killed nine Chinese nationals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, making him the first Pakistani public official to indicate a terrorist attack.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/15 17:03:05
  • Wang Yi urges severe punishment of perpetrators 'if bus explosion in Pakistan is terrorist attack'

    If it is a terrorist attack, the perpetrators must be severely punished, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi during a meeting, commenting on the Wednesday shuttle bus explosion in Pakistan which killed at least nine Chinese nationals. In the explosion, nine Chinese and three Pakistani nationals were killed on their way to the China-invested Dasu hydropower project. Speculations soon arose on the possibility of a planned terrorist attack.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/15 10:14:00
  • Accident or terrorist attack? Speculations linger over bus blast in Pakistan

    Nine Chinese nationals and three Pakistani nationals were killed in a shuttle bus explosion in north Pakistan on Wednesday morning on their way to the China-invested Dasu hydropower project. Further investigations are urged as the reasons behind the incident remain unclear - whether it was an accident caused by mechanical failure or a bomb attack possibly plotted by terrorists.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/14 22:55:33
  • Biden's escalation of economic decoupling over Xinjiang and Hong Kong a repeat of Trump tactics, US companies to be hurt

    The US has escalated its economic roundup of Chinese companies in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, urging US companies to stay out of the Xinjiang supply chain in a federal government warning. The US government is reportedly also mulling placing a warning of operational risks in Hong Kong this week, where the US has tremendous business interests.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/14 22:03:40
  • Chinese FM Wang Yi urges Taliban to make a clean break with all terrorist forces

    Taliban, as a major military force in Afghanistan, should realize the responsibilities it bears for the nation, make a clean break with all terrorist forces and return to the mainstream of Afghan politics, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/14 11:18:59
  • Murdoch and his press empire fuel anti-China feelings using media as a political weapon

    A survey conducted by the Australia Institute shows that more than 42 percent of Australians believe that China and Australia will go to war sooner or later. Where are Australians getting this inexplicable unease and fear? Observers and analysts point out that Rupert Murdoch, an Australian-born American media tycoon, has played a major role in this, acting as a sugar daddy behind the global anti-China opinion front.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/14 0:57:42
  • Xinjiang condemns US' sanctions on PV companies as 'completely illegal and a piece of waste paper'

    On Tuesday, the legislative and political advisory bodies of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region, as well as the regional government, expressed their strong condemnation and opposition against US' sanctions on four Xinjiang Photovoltaic (PV) enterprises, saying they are "completely illegal" and their "vicious intention is to contain Xinjiang's solar industry."

    By Global Times | 2021/7/13 23:57:55
  • Japan would 'lose badly' if it defends Taiwan secessionists

    Japan is continuing to provoke China on the Taiwan question as its annual defense white paper released on Tuesday mentioned Taiwan stability for the first time.

    By Xu Keyue | 2021/7/13 22:45:58
  • Cuba denounces US 'subversion'

    The Cuban Embassy in China on Tuesday denounced the US' unconventional war scheme against Cuba which attempted to provoke the long-awaited "regime change," following the unprecedented protest on Sunday, saying the Cuban people's response was "Homeland or Death, We will win."

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/13 20:38:02
  • Allegation of China posing influence on Philippine election meant to sow discord, stir up instability: analysts

    Allegation from a former Philippine diplomat saying China played a role in helping Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte win a landslide victory in 2016 is ridiculous, and it's meant to sow discord between China and the Philippines, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday.

    By Liu Caiyu | 2021/7/13 19:19:03
  • 'Troublemaker' in the East and South China Seas 'self-evident:' Chinese Embassy in Canada

    The sovereignty and interests of China in the East China Sea and the South China Sea are undeniable, Chinese Embassy in Canada said on Tuesday when it slammed a statement by Global Affairs Canada, refuting it as a serious violation and distortion of the international law, which was intended to deliberately instigate disputes and sabotage regional stability.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/13 18:11:41
  • US listing of China as 'risk of genocide' a joke: Chinese FM spokesperson

    "I want to tell you a joke. The US wrote in a report that its government will safeguard and protect human rights of all people of the world," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday, in response to a US annual report accusing China of "committing genocide and crimes against humanity."

    By Global Times | 2021/7/13 18:02:40
  • UN human rights council passes China's resolution calling for people-centered development for human rights

    On Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed China's resolution on "The contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights" at the 47th session, which emphasizes the right to development and that the aim of development is to improve the well-being of the people.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/13 11:31:23
  • Taking down China is not the cure for US domestic problems and China will never yield to coercion: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister

    Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Le Yucheng, said in a recent interview that taking down China is never the cure for US' problems, as some people in the US are trying every means to blame China for their domestic problems. Le also stressed that the biggest challenge for the US is always itself and the Chinese people never yield to coercion.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/13 0:39:16
  • How big a security threat does China face as Taliban draws closer to border with Xinjiang?

    There are increasing concerns that Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is facing a resurgence of terrorism infiltrating through the Wakhan corridor, on the Afghanistan border, after the Taliban swept through northeastern Badakhshan province and is drawing closer to the border with China's Xinjiang.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/13 0:30:50
  • SK 'rookie' party leader takes tough line on China to seek support, political influence: experts

    In stark contrast to South Korean President Moon Jae-in who has taken a rational approach toward China, the newly appointed leader of the country's biggest opposition party Lee Jun-seok walked a tough line over Hong Kong matters in an interview with Bloomberg.

    By Fan Anqi | 2021/7/12 21:30:09
  • US cannot break China-Russia strategic partnership as it's based on national interests: Alexander Lukin

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the China-Russia Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation Treaty. How will the trilateral relations among China, Russia, and the US develop and shape the world? Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi interviewed Professor Alexander Lukin.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/12 19:43:40
  • China-Russia-N.Korea ties reinforced on equal footing

    China and its two neighbors with significant relations - Russia and North Korea - have been strengthening their ties recently, as Chinese analysts said that ties among China, Russia and North Korea are totally different in nature from the US-Japan-South Korea alliance, adding that China, Russia and North Korea will continue to cooperate to safeguard regional peace and stability no matter what pressures and impacts may come from the US.

    By Yang Sheng and Xie Wenting | 2021/7/11 23:56:07
  • China to serve as 'mediator' for regional security on Afghan issue during Wang Yi's visit to Central Asia

    As the Chinese foreign minister is scheduled to visit three Central Asian countries on Monday, all close neighbors of Afghanistan, the timing is optimal as Afghanistan has become a regional hot spot following the withdrawal of US-led troops, Chinese analysts said.

    By Xu Keyue and Wan Lin | 2021/7/11 23:26:35
  • Xi, Kim exchange congratulatory messages on treaty anniversary

    General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, exchanged congratulatory messages on Sunday with Kim Jong-un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, also chairman of the State Affairs Commission and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the China-DPRK Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/11 10:46:13
  • Queen's upbeat comment about UK-China relations good for bilateral cooperation

    Queen Elizabeth II said the China-UK relations are very important and the royal family will continue to make efforts for the development of bilateral relations when she accepted a letter of credentials from China's new ambassador to the UK via video link.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/10 14:04:30
  • Chinese FM to visit Central Asia on SCO mission for Afghan peace

    As the security threats of the US military's hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan spills over to neighboring countries, Chinese foreign minister has scheduled visits to three Central Asian countries upon invitation, and will discuss with Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) officials about the situation in Afghanistan.

    By Zhao Yusha and Huang Lanlan | 2021/7/9 22:36:36
  • China, US need a 'Kissinger' more than 50 years ago

    Exactly 50 years after former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger made a secret trip to China, unveiling a new era for China-US relations, Chinese observers believe the ties are at a historic junction again between full confrontation and peaceful coexistence where the need for a similar ice-breaking dialogue between the two is more urgent than 50 years ago.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/9 21:28:40
  • Foreign ministers to issue joint statement on Afghan issue at SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group meeting; Chinese FM will participate

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan between July 12 and 16 on the invitation of foreign ministers of the three countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/9 18:24:40
  • Wang Yi reiterates China's resolve on HK issue during EU meeting, opposes hypocritical 'lecturers'

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a video conference with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Thursday, during which Wang urged Brussels to cast aside all obstructions and push bilateral ties forward, and reiterated China's stance on issues related to Hong Kong, Xinjiang and human rights, saying that China confronts all sorts of hypocritical "lecturers."

    By Global Times | 2021/7/9 14:53:27
  • US acknowledging Taiwan viewed as a part of China – a precondition of engagement 50 years ago – even more valid today: Kissinger

    On July 9, 1971, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger made a secret trip to China, unveiling a new era for the China-US' relations. Fifty years later, amid growing difficulties of relations between the world's two largest economies, the 98-year-old former US official called for maintaining the essence of this trip - the commitment of both sides to end conflicts by putting aside divergences and seeking dialogue.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/9 12:56:16
  • Japanese FM vaguely responds to question about Japan's position on the island of Taiwan

    Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a reply to the Global Times on Thursday that they have no comments on the Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso's wrong remarks on the island of Taiwan, but said it is "expected the parties concerned to peacefully resolve [the issue] through direct dialogue, which is the government's position from the past to the present."

    By Xing Xiaojing and Wan Lin | 2021/7/9 1:54:24
  • European Parliament HK resolution not binding, no bearing on EU: analysts

    Just a few days after the holding of the China-France-Germany virtual summit where the top leaders of the three countries reached an agreement to expand cooperation, some politicians in the European Parliament are trying to interrupt the recovering China-Europe ties again by using the “human rights” and China's Hong Kong affairs as excuses to launch a new round of provocations.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2021/7/8 23:30:57
  • Sinovac shot seen highly effective in real-world Chile

    While some foreign media outlets cited individual incidences and inconclusive evidence to stir up a new wave of criticism against the efficacy of Chinese vaccines, the real-world effectiveness studies of Chinese company Sinovac's vaccine in Chile show higher levels of protection against the virus' spread and hospitalization.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/8 22:49:07
  • Beijing to hold concise, safe, spectacular Winter Olympics: Chinese UN envoy

    China vowed on Wednesday to make the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics a concise, safe and spectacular event together with the international community, despite the COVID-19 pandemic still ravaging around the globe.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/8 9:46:19
  • Xi's phone talk with Czech President enhances China-EU mutual political trust: experts

    Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that maintaining and growing a sound relationship between China and the Czech Republic accords with the trend of the times and he hoped that the Czech side will play a positive role in facilitating dialogue and cooperation for win-win results between China and Europe.

    By Wan Lin | 2021/7/8 1:54:09
  • Blinken urged to get 'first hand' look on Xinjiang, not play politics

    Instead of listening to sensational but fake stories of actors for victims who have been financially supported by "East Turkistan" terrorist organizations and from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken should visit the region to get real "firsthand" information, experts said, warning that Blinken's move signals the US has never given up its efforts to use the Xinjiang card against China.

    By Liu Xin and Fan Lingzhi | 2021/7/8 0:22:39
  • US expression on China 'still vague' despite Campbel's remarks

    China and the US sent new signals to each other recently as a senior official in the Biden administration on foreign affairs said he believes China and the US can co-exist peacefully and the bilateral ties should not be viewed as a "new cold war," while the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday responded that China hopes the US would meet China halfway, and take a rational and pragmatic policy on China.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/7/7 23:38:40
  • World scientists slam COVID-19 'lab-leak' theory

    Despite mounting political pressure, dozens of scientists recently published an open letter on international media journal The Lancet. In the letter they urged that science, not speculation, is essential to determine how the virus that triggered the COVID-19 pandemic reached humans, reiterating that the virus most likely originated in nature and not in a laboratory and refuted the US-led “lab-leak” theory that put some prominent epidemiologists into a difficult situation.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/7 22:38:24
  • China commemorates war against aggression, but Japan fails to learn from history

    As the bell of peace struck 13 times in a row, public representatives on Wednesday morning observed a moment of silence in memory of the revolutionary martyrs and war victims at the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in East China's Jiangsu Province, 84 years after the Lugou Bridge Incident which took place on July 7, 1937, marking the beginning of the all-out War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).

    By Wang Qi and Xu Keyue | 2021/7/7 20:39:22
  • China-North Korea friendship treaty 'remains in effect' all the time: FM spokesperson

    The China-DPRK Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, will remain in effect all the time until China and North Korea reach an agreement to amend or terminate it according to the Treaty's regulation, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday, responding to a question about whether the treaty will be automatically extended.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/7 19:14:25
  • Another Turkish consulate general approved to be set up in Chengdu

    Turkey has been approved to set up a consulate general in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province to expand its diplomatic presence in China, Office of Foreign Affairs Committee of Sichuan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China announced on its official website on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/7 19:03:37
  • Only purpose for US' manipulation of COVID-19 origins is to shift its response failure to China: Chinese FM

    The only purpose for the political manipulation of COVID-19 origins by some people in the US is to shift the blame of their failure in COVID-19 response to China, but this will only end in another failure, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/7 17:48:39
  • China calls for UN investigation on Canada's human rights violation of indigenous people

    China urged the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday to pay attention to Canada's severe violation of human rights of indigenous women and children.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/7 9:36:39
  • Stable China-UK ties conducive to free trade: Li

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has held a video conference with business representatives from the UK on Tuesday, with the two sides discussing a wide range of issues including bilateral relationship, pragmatic cooperation, measures to improve the business environment and counter the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first formal business communication between the two countries in the absence of high-level diplomatic dialogue this year.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/6 23:53:35
  • US slammed for launching a partisan campaign to silence scientists

    Facts show that the so-called research on the origins of the COVID-19 that some countries, especially the US, are conducting only aims to dodge their responsibilities and smear China, Chinese Foreign Ministry said, noting that they even "stretched their black hands into the field of science and made a partisan silence campaign on scientists."

    By Global Times | 2021/7/6 23:21:16
  • Uphold multilateralism, seek cooperation, Xi tells meeting

    During a summit with leaders of more than 500 world political parties, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, urged attendees to uphold multilateralism, seek cooperation in addressing current challenges that humanity faces and pursue development.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/7/6 23:18:39
  • African envoys defend China on Xinjiang, say 'no visit, no say'

    Ambassadors and diplomats of African countries attended a forum in Beijing on Tuesday to share their stories of visiting Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and their understanding of the poverty alleviation achievements in the region, criticizing some Western countries and the US for hyping untenable accusations against Xinjiang and even escalating their smears to so-called "genocide" in an attempt to thwart China's development.

    By Liu Xin | 2021/7/6 22:17:24
  • Japanese politicians slammed over 'wrong and dangerous' remarks on Taiwan, urged to learn lesson from history

    Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, who recently said Japan would defend the island of Taiwan together with the US if a war erupts cross the Taiwan Straits, was slammed by the Chinese Foreign Ministry as wrong and dangerous, with experts saying that the politician's political manipulation looks pale in the face of national strength.

    By Wang Qi | 2021/7/6 21:41:40
  • Aussie report misrepresenting China's warning on lab accident risks 'ridiculous with ulterior motives': FM

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday blasted some Australian media's report for making a deliberate misinterpretation of China's warning of potential risks from bio-tech development out of context and hyping the COVID-19 origins conspiracy theory, while urging the US to respond to the international community's concerns to open its Fort Detrick lab for inspection.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/6 19:25:39
  • Xi extends condolences to Philippine president over military plane crash

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a message of condolence to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over the recent crash of a military plane crash.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/6 18:57:52
  • 3 more internet firms scrutinized amid rising data security concern

    China's cyberspace regulator on Monday put three more internet platforms under scrutiny, three days after it announced a review of cybersecurity into the country's top ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing, indicating the country's resolve to clamp down on data breaches and misuse as part of a broader move to protect the digital economy from unchecked expansion of capital.

    By Li Qiaoyi and Zhang Hongpei | 2021/7/5 23:28:40
  • China bound to achieve 2nd centennial goal under CPC leadership: Russian envoy after leading 60-diplomat visit to CPC museum

    Sixty diplomats from the Russian Embassy in Beijing led by Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov visited the Museum of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Monday following CPC centennial celebrations on Thursday.

    By Xie Wenting and Xu Keyue | 2021/7/5 22:30:34
  • Update: Xi's call for correct views on differences between China, EU 'a timely guidance' for ties amid downward spiral: experts

    Chinese President Xi Jinping held a video conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, and the leaders agreed on upholding multilateralism and cooperation.

    By Chen Qingqing, Hu Yuwei and Wan Lin | 2021/7/5 22:13:01
  • Pakistan-China relationship is a factor for stability in the region and beyond: Pakistani Ambassador

    On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi interviewed Pakistani Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque (Haque), on the CPC, bilateral relations, vaccines as well as the pandemic that is still haunting the world.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2021/7/5 19:58:40
  • FM fights back as US, UK vilify China of manipulating intl organizations

    Chinese Foreign Ministry refutes Western countries' accusations of China for controlling and weaponizing international organizations and promoting an "authoritarian approach to multilateralism," saying China has always opposed bullying, respects diversity and fairness.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/5 19:11:48
  • Lithuania's call for more unity on China has little impact on EU-China collaboration mechanism: experts

    The European Union (EU)'s general cooperative attitude toward China will not be affected by Lithuania's disharmonious voices of urging more EU unity on China, who it depicted as an "unfair competitor" and a "systemic rival," as the country's sly intention to please the US and its little share in the whole EU-China cooperation cannot shake the foundation of the collaborative mechanism, Chinese experts said on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/5 0:26:09
  • Russia's new strategy shows US' failure to split China-Russia ties

    Russia's latest updated national security strategy shows that the US attempt to spilt China-Russia ties has failed again, and this is a clear signal sent by Moscow to the world that it still considers the main threat is from the West rather than the East.

    By Yang Sheng | 2021/7/5 0:20:48
  • US' Indo-Pacific Strategy a 'regression of history,' should be swept into dustbin: Wang Yi

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday expounded China's rising confidence and global role in international affairs, criticized the US and some of its allies for their outdated Cold War mentality, and emphasized the importance of upholding multilateralism and abandoning zero-sum game mentality in dealing with challenges faced by all countries.

    By Li Qingqing and Lu Yuanzhi | 2021/7/3 17:22:27
  • China expresses concerns on behalf of a group of countries over harm of disinformation on multilateral human rights work

    China has expressed concerns on behalf of a group of countries over some countries' fabrication and spreading of disinformation out of political purposes, and smearing others under the pretext of human rights, Jiang Duan, minister of the Chinese mission to the UN in Geneva, said in a joint statement at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/2 23:41:32
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