China on Friday welcomed Saudi Arabia and Syria to reopen embassies and expressed firm support to Arab states' strengthening of coordination and strategic independence, which sits in stark contrast with the US' attempts to thwart regional reconciliation in the Middle East, analysts said.
Japan is becoming increasingly aggressive with a hostile mentality in countering China, and the trend is likely to continue in the near future, Chinese experts warned, as Japan is reportedly set to hype up the "China threat theory" by calling Beijing its "greatest strategic challenge" in its upcoming annual foreign policy report.
Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai met with Home Affairs Minister of Myanmar Lieutenant General Soe Htut on Thursday in Nay Pyi Taw and the two sides talked about enhancing cooperation in cracking down on cross-border crimes including internet fraud and gambling, according to the Chinese embassy.
China's diplomacy has pressed the "accelerate button" and sounded the clarion call in the spring of 2023 with a series of major diplomatic activities that bring positive changes to a world in turbulence. Experts said that China has formally started its new journey after the two sessions and will take on the responsibility of a major country by making more contributions to addressing concerns of the international community.
China stands ready to establish and develop bilateral relations with Honduras on the basis of equality and mutual respect, said Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson on Thursday, as the Honduran foreign minister is reportedly on his way to China.
China and Germany enjoy complementarity in economic structures and there is no such thing as one side relying on the other, Shu Jueting, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), said on Thursday.
China has expressed its grave concern and firm opposition after the US, the UK and Australia pushed forward nuclear-powered submarine cooperation and coerced IAEA Secretariat to endorse the cooperation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Thursday at a routine press conference.
China and the Philippines have reaffirmed their commitment to properly managing differences through friendly consultations and keeping to the general direction of friendship in the first face-to-face talks between the two foreign ministries since the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Is there one democracy pattern that fits all countries?" "Does any country have the right to interfere with another country's choice of democracy?" Attendees at an international forum answered "No" as they gathered in Beijing on Thursday to share their understanding of democracy, expressing support to each country in exploring their own path to democracy and also opposition to a certain country's weaponizing of democracy for geopolitical purposes.
The Taiwan-related bill passed by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday will only add to uncertainties across the Straits rather than what the US claims to be "efforts contributing to peace," experts said, as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken intensifies war hype by claiming China will be able to "invade" Taiwan island by 2027.
More than 200 politicians, scholars and experts in various fields from over 100 countries and regions gathered in Beijing on Thursday at an international forum to share their understanding of democracy and how countries should explore their own path to democracy with many attendees also opposing some certain country's hegemonic exporting of its own form of democracy and weaponizing of democracy to contain other countries.
The US' containment will not hinder China's development, but only strengthen the country's resolve and capability of reaching self-reliance of high technologies, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, stressing that the US will make a rod for itself if it maintains its hegemony at the cost of normal international trade.
Considering that the impact of the Nord Stream blast has been enormous, and most members of the international community have demanded the truth behind the incident, China supports Russia's draft resolution that calls on the UN to launch an international investigation into the blast and supports the UN Security Council in having discussions over relevant issues, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Wednesday evening after wrapping up a state visit to Russia, as experts said the two joint statements signed by China and Russia this time show that the strategic partnership remains rock solid and will keep benefiting not only the two peoples on all fronts, but also keep promoting world peace and the improvement of global governance.
The China-Pacific Island Countries Juncao Technology Demonstration Center was put into use in Fiji, China's Embassy to the South Pacific island country announced on Wednesday, aiming to enhance the regional development of Juncao related technologies.
Chinese President Xi Jinping left here Wednesday morning for China after wrapping up a state visit to Russia.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China is ready to expand cooperation with Russia in trade, investment, supply chain, mega projects, energy and hi-tech areas.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin jointly signed and released on Tuesday the Joint Statement of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on Deepening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination for the New Era at the Kremlin in Moscow.
Newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Japan Wu Jianghao has arrived in Japan to take office. He said that a vital mission is to maintain and develop a healthy and stable relationship between China and Japan, stressing that "decoupling and breaking chains" or "confrontation between camps" do not conform to the fundamental interests of the two countries and their peoples, the Chinese Embassy in Japan announced Tuesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping continued his state visit in Russia, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Tuesday. Xi invited the two Russian leaders to visit China, as analysts said this shows that high-level mutual-trust and coordination between the two major powers are solid and will be elevated to a higher level despite the turbulence in the world.
Xi, Putin stress talks as solution to Ukraine crisis
At the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang, New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta will visit China from Wednesday to Saturday, in what the New Zealand's new prime minister Chris Hipkins described as the country's “first significant in-person ministerial visit since the global pandemic.” Chinese analysts said Tuesday such move showed the Pacific country attaches high importance to China relations amid a turbulent global landscape marked by its strategic autonomy. Mahuta's trip marks the first visit to Beijing by a New Zealand minister since 2019. “New Zealand's relationship with China is one of our most important, complex and wide ranging. I intend to discuss areas where we cooperate, such as on trade, people-to-people and climate and environmental issues,” Mahuta said in a statement before her China trip, the Guardian reported.
China on Tuesday urged the US to stop politicizing the COVID-19 origins-tracing in strong opposition to US President Joe Biden's signing of a bill that requires the so-called declassification of information related to COVID-19 origins-tracing which hypes up "lab-leak" hypothesis without any evidence.
The US' 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are "full of lies and ideological bias, and the clichés are repeated year after year and are not even worth refuting," said Chinese authorities on Tuesday.
Xi, Putin hold talks in restricted session
China has lodged a solemn representation to the US concerning the plan of the regional leader of the Taiwan Island to travel to Central America and transit through the US. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said China firmly opposes to any form of official interaction between the US and the island as Tsai reportedly plans to meet US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during her transit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin here on Tuesday.
On the day that marked the 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, the Chinese Foreign Ministry released a report on Monday further unveiling the decline of American democracy and the chaos it has brought to the world under its disguise.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in India on Monday for a two-day visit after just seeing off South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Tokyo. Such active diplomacy, which came as the US is giving most of its attention to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Japan is chairing the G7 this year, has raised concerns of aggravating bloc confrontation in the region.
The US should abandon its outdated Monroe Doctrine and respect other countries' rights to make foreign policy decisions independently, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday, after media reported that the US was trying to discourage Honduras from officially establishing diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday to kick off his three-day state visit, with the warm hospitality of the Russian side expressed through the high-standard welcoming ceremony arranged for the Chinese president upon his arrival. Experts from both China and Russia said the visit will be symbolic and have global significance, as it will not only greatly promote the development of bilateral ties, but also bring hope and confidence for a peaceful solution to the Ukraine crisis.
When a reporter asked about the International Criminal Court's (ICC) recent issuance of an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday's press briefing, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that the ICC should uphold an objective stance, respect the immunity of heads of state from jurisdiction under international law, exercise its functions and powers prudently in accordance with the law, and avoid politicization and double standards.
The Chinese Embassy in the Central African Republic urged Chinese institutions and nationals to evacuate areas outside of Bangui, the country's capital. Multiple security incidents have taken place in these areas including an attack on a gold mine which left nine Chinese nationals dead.
The Iraq War, which started on March 20 of 2003 when the US and its allies launched an invasion against a sovereign country in the Middle East based on fake intelligence about "weapons of mass destruction," has brought destructive and irreversible disasters to the region, and caused much collateral damage to the world.
The state visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to Moscow this week is expected to attract global attention as the visit - the first overseas visit of the Chinese top leader in 2023 following the two sessions - is described as a trip of friendship, cooperation and peace. The visit, embodying the traditional friendship and conveying great significance, will deepen the strategic mutual trust and cooperation between China and Russia, and bring more certainty and positive energy to a turbulent world.
Experts from China arrived in the US and visited the Memphis Zoo on Saturday, where giant panda Ya Ya lives, to carefully assess the living and breeding conditions of Ya Ya, following the giant panda's health condition that has sparked concerns among Chinese netizens.
Western and Japanese media have hailed the outcome that Japan and Germany reached, to strengthen economic and defense ties to "cope with" China's growing influence and global security concerns, while analysts warned that any attempt to push decoupling from China may meet with obstacles, and Japan's move to introduce more interference from the EU into Asia will drag the region into turbulence, against which regional countries should be highly vigilant.
Analysts called on Beijing to be alert toward Canberra, which could be a double-dealer over its China policy after Australia's defense minister claimed that Australia has "absolutely not" given the US a commitment that it would join its top security ally in a potential conflict over the Taiwan question in AUKUS negotiations.
The US rejecting calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine ahead of the meeting of Chinese and Russian leaders again showed its ulterior motive of fueling the fire of conflict and using Ukraine as its pawn to geopolitically weaken Russia to the maximum level, Chinese experts said, who also pointed out the sharp contrast between Washington and Beijing, with the latter always seeking peace and dialogue on the matter.
At the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia from March 20-22. In a joint written interview with Global Times reporters Fan Anqi and Xing Xiaojing, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui noted that after 2013, President Xi once again made Russia the first stop of his overseas visit after being elected as Chinese president, which fully reflected the profound personal friendship between Xi and Putin, and the great importance he attaches to China-Russia relations in the new era.
President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia from Monday to Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Friday. President Xi's upcoming visit to Russia, viewed as a trip of friendship, cooperation and peace, is expected to further promote China-Russia cooperation and contribute to global peace and development, analysts said.
The US Special Presidential Adviser for the Americas, Christopher Dodd, on Friday started a trip to Central America with a stop in Honduras, which is widely believed to be a move aimed at pressuring the country and soothing the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities in the island of Taiwan.
At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will make a state visit to China later this month, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Friday. Economic cooperation will be a key topic during the visit, experts said, noting that enhanced cooperation between the two sides will help boost the confidence of the international community in economic recovery in the post-pandemic era.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Russia from March 20 to 22 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Friday.
China hopes Russia and Ukraine will keep alive the possibility of dialogue and negotiation and not close the door to a political solution, no matter how difficult and challenging it may be, Foreign Minister Qin Gang told his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in a phone call on Thursda
Chinese officials, experts and industry representatives from Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) have voiced growing common concerns over Japan's unilateral decision to discharge nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster into the Pacific Ocean. China, along with Russia, has presented a joint list of technical questions to Japan in November 2022, but the Japanese side has failed to answer either by distorting concepts, evading the crucial part or even refusing to talk about the matter, Chinese officials said.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to unveil a plan to promote Japan's Indo-Pacific strategy to curb China's influence during his upcoming visit to India, Japanese media outlets reported. However, it is likely that Japan's bid to seek support from India will be unsuccessful, and other developing countries in the region will not be willing to join the plan either, experts said.
China is willing to develop friendly and cooperative relations with all countries including Honduras based on the one-China principle, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday, stressing that Taiwan secessionists forces are doomed to fail.
The Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the HKSAR government on Thursday expressed strong dissatisfaction with and firm opposition to a so-called Hong Kong-related resolution of the US Senate on March 15, which sugarcoated anti-China forces in Hong Kong and maliciously smeared the Hong Kong national security law.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday urged the UK to respect the objective facts, abide by market rules and refrain from abusing the concept of national security after news of UK plans to conduct an investigation into TikTok and consider restricting the use of the app for safety reasons.
China welcomed on Wednesday the latest remarks by Honduran President Xiomara Castro, who said her country is seeking to establish diplomatic relations with China. Some experts believe that with Central American countries enjoying increasing dividends due to their cooperation with China, it is just a matter of time before the remaining countries sever “diplomatic ties” with the Taiwan island. In response to this, Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at a press conference on Wednesday that 181 countries around the world have established diplomatic relations with China on the basis of the one-China principle, which fully proved that establishing diplomatic relations with China is a correct general historical and political trend.
China is gravely concerned about the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General's latest statement in relation to the AUKUS nuclear submarine cooperation and firmly opposed to the US, the UK and Australia's coercing the IAEA Secretariat into endorsement on the safeguards issues, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.
It is of great concern for South Korea, Japan and the US on whether the settlement over the forced labor issue between South Korea and Japan could be finally reached and their bilateral ties mended during the upcoming South Korean president's first Japan trip in 12 years. Chinese analysts believe even if the settlement is reached with the US pressure behind the scene, the historical feud is hard to heal and that the bilateral ties are unlikely to see big improvement.
Facts have repeatedly proven that the drama for democracy orchestrated by the US is never a boon but a bane for the world, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at Wednesday's regular press briefing in response to US President Joe Biden's invitation to the leader of certain country to lead one of the plenary sessions at the upcoming second “Summit for Democracy” at the end of this month.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday once again denounced that Japan's unilateral decision to dump nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the sea is trying to shift the risk of nuclear pollution to all mankind, warning the country of not starting the plan without full consultation with its neighbors and other stakeholders as well as relevant international institutions.
Business representatives, commerce chambers and foreigners welcomed China's decision to resume visa issuance for foreigners, which takes effect from Wednesday. The move signals a significant change in the country's COVID response measures and a return to normalcy.
China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the updated Integrated Review of Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy released by the British government, which portrays China as an "epoch-defining challenge" and hypes up the Taiwan question.
China's effort to help the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran has been praised by the UN and the vast majority of the international community, and it was especially welcomed by Middle East and Islamic countries that will be directly affected by the development of the situation, with experts saying that the experience China gained from this case is helpful for its mediation in conflicts and tensions worldwide, including the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
China on Tuesday expressed serious concerns over joint military exercise conducted by South Korea and the US, urging relevant parties to do more to contribute to peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, instead of fueling the tension.
The UK government has announced it will "ramp up investment in defense" in its 2023 Integrated Review, which pledges to "respond to emerging geopolitical threats" including "China's economic coercion", by significantly raising UK's military spending in the coming two years, which experts said to be mainly catering to US' strategic goals.
Chinese virologists on Monday stressed their country's openness and sincerity in international cooperation on scientific research in a refute to some Western claims that the news that French Pasteur Institute will cease to co-lead an institute in Shanghai means "the end of an era of scientific partnership" in China's scientific research field.
A new comprehensive review of UK's security, defense and foreign policy will mention the Taiwan island and hype the “China threat,” according to UK media, which an expert believes would be a tougher approach to China that the UK takes to cater to US' strategic goals and enhance its relationship with the US.
Almost all the major media in the US and other countries acclaimed that the landmark agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran mediated by China to resume ties with an utter lack of US involvement can be regarded as a watershed in the Middle East, signaling the waning of Washington's influence and China's diplomatic philosophy, which aims to promote peace and development, being well-received across the region.
Western media hyped on Sunday that General Li Shangfu, who has been endorsed by the national legislature as China's new defense minister, was once sanctioned by the US for purchasing Russian weapons for the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), with experts saying that the US' sanction and the media hypes could cause extra trouble for communication between the two militaries at a time when military tensions are already high between the two countries.
A landmark agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran mediated by China to resume diplomatic ties and reopen embassies and mission within two months after seven years of no diplomatic ties between the two, was reached in Beijing on Friday, which experts hailed as a milestone in helping de-escalate tensions and restore peace in the Middle East as well as inject stability into a volatile geopolitical landscape.
China, Iran and Saudi Arabia released a joint statement on Friday saying Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to re-establish ties and reopen embassies within two months after a negotiation meeting in Beijing.
The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines on Friday refuted some Americans' discrediting of China-Philippines economic cooperation, saying that such remarks show total ignorance of China-Philippines helping each other in developing their economies, and that US officials' claims of creating economic opportunities and jobs through military cooperation is tantamount to quenching thirst with poison and gouging flesh to heal wounds.
People from China have the final say on what the country's human rights situation is and a group of experts from a nongovernmental organization in China introduced the practices of China's human rights at a sideline event of the ongoing 52nd session of the Human Rights Council with some experts of ethnic minorities refuting some Western media's disinformation on China's Xizang and Xinjiang regions.
Kazakhstan is looking forward to strengthening bilateral relations with China, and the Kazakh president may visit China twice in 2023 to attend the first China-Central Asia Summit and the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the Kazakh ambassador to China said on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sent a message to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, warmly congratulating him on his election as Chinese president.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday urged the US to immediately stop its illegal military presence and looting in Syria and lift illegal unilateral sanctions, stop making and exacerbating man-made humanitarian crisis in the country.
Recently, the images of Ya Ya, a skinny panda at the Memphis Zoo in the US broke the hearts of animal lovers, who are pledging to repatriate the bear to China as soon as possible. Meanwhile, in stark contrast to the miserable conditions endured by Ya Ya, most pandas sent abroad from China live happy, even "privileged" lives in zoos, as they enjoy global adoration.
Responding to South Korea planning to "proactively accelerate" its participation in defense pact Quad, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the countries concerned should do more that is conducive to regional peace and enhancing mutual trust, rather than provoking confrontation and engaging in small cliques.
After Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang urged the US to drop its all-round suppression and containment of China and reiterated China's untouchable redlines regarding the Taiwan question, the US responded with hypocritical rhetoric, but is yet to stop hollowing out the one-China principle, a hypocritical move which may bring more turmoil to China-US relations.
The Nord Stream pipeline blast drama just entered a new episode as the New York Times, citing anonymous intelligence officials, said on Tuesday that a pro-Ukraine group sabotaged the pipelines, for which Ukraine denies involvement or knowledge.
China on Wednesday called on related countries to normalize cross-border travel as the US was reported to be planning to relax COVID-19 testing rules for travelers from China.
It is simply ridiculous that some Canadian politicians are spreading lies about China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry stressed again, over Canada's latest move to investigate Beijing's so-called interference in Canada's elections.
China will donate 200,000 euros to Ukraine's nuclear safety and security technical assistance program, aiming to strengthen the safety of Ukraine's nuclear facilities with concrete actions, said Mao Ning, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, at a press conference on Wednesday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Tuesday held a press conference on the sidelines of the Two Sessions, and by answering questions from reporters from China and foreign press, Qin comprehensively introduced China's diplomacy on the new journey and covered topics about China's relations with Russia, the US, the EU, as well as hot spot issues like the Ukraine crisis and the Taiwan Straits situation.
Canada is set to examine whether China interfered in its 2021 elections, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday, after an announcement from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday. However, the major objective of his move is to coordinate Canada's diplomatic strategy to match that of the US by creating an unfriendly atmosphere toward China among the Canadian public, experts said.
The so-called findings that have been published by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on China are unprofessional and narrow-minded, especially the contents related to China's Xinjiang, Xizang and Hong Kong regions, highlighting a poisonous trend of using Western standards on political rights to judge developing countries' economic and social development, analysts said.
US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reportedly is planning to meet Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen in the US in coming weeks. Chinese analysts warned of more tensions should the US continues to violate the one-China principle.
China-US relations should be guided by common interests, shared responsibilities and friendship between the two peoples, not US domestic politics and hysterical neo-McCarthyism, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said at a press conference during the two sessions on Tuesday.
The China-Europe relationship is not targeted at any third party nor is it subjugated to or controlled by any third party, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang told a press conference on Tuesday during the ongoing two sessions.
China and Russia have found a path of major country relations featuring strategic trust and good neighborliness, setting a good example for international relations and such relations are based on no alliance and no confrontation and it doesn't target any third party, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang told a press conference on Tuesday.
China is not the creator of the crisis, nor a party directly concerned. The country did not provide weapons to any party involved in the crisis and will never accept criticism, pressure or sanctions thrown at it,Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said at Tuesday's press conference.
Two Chinese officials on Monday urged Japan not to arbitrarily start dumping nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station into the Pacific Ocean, criticizing move "an extremely irresponsible act that has drawn grave concerns from the international community and relevant countries."
China's Foreign Ministry on Monday urged Japan to deal with the nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant in an open, transparent, scientific and safe manner, saying it must not start discharging the water into the sea before a proper solution is fully discussed and agreed by neighboring countries and relevant international institutions.
A spokesperson for China's top legislature on Saturday refuted the fallacy that "China and Europe are systemic rivals," calling on the two sides to expand cooperation and jointly make greater contributions to world peace and development, as lingering geopolitical conflicts still cast a pall over the global economy.
China stands firmly against "long-arm jurisdiction" practices, said Wang Chao, spokesperson for the first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), at a press conference on Saturday, stressing that it is totally justifiable and necessary for China to make legislation effort to counter containment, suppression and interference from external forces.
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Thursday in New Delhi during the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting. The ministers agreed on viewing and improving relations between the two countries from a historical perspective and strategic height, and to inject stability and positive energy into the world, while Qin urged that the important consensus between the two countries' leaders should be implemented.
The US has repeatedly hyped "China nuclear threat" as an excuse for its own expansion of nuclear arsenals to maintain military hegemony, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning told a regular press conference on Friday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with his Australian counterpart Penny Wong on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in New Delhi on Thursday local time, during which Qin said the two sides should cherish the positive momentum of stabilizing and improving bilateral relations, and properly handle differences and address each other's legitimate concerns.
China supports a political solution to the Ukraine crisis and opposes fanning the flames and sabotaging peace talks with double standards, sanctions and pressure, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Thursday.
At a time when the Ukraine crisis overshadows the world's multilateral cooperation platforms, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang called on G20 member countries on Thursday to uphold the UN-centered international system and reject power politics and bloc confrontation, underscoring China's role in safeguarding multilateralism.
China supports the African Union to join the Group of 20 (G20), and urges multilateral financial institutions and commercial creditors to actively engage in the debt disposal for developing countries.
Washington is reportedly consulting US allies to impose sanctions on China in a coordinated manner "if China provides military support for Russia" - an unwarranted smear by the US that has intensified in recent weeks.
South Korea should avoid sleepwalking in its diplomatic policies and serving as a pawn of the US, Chinese experts warned, as President Yoon Suk-yoel faces a backlash from the domestic public after he said that Japan is "a partner" in regional economic and security affairs during a speech to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement.
Anyin Choo, Ambassador of Guyana to China, wore a red cheongsam and read a Chinese poem in fluent Putonghua with her young daughter in a video to express her New Year wishes to Chinese friends. The poem written in the Song dynasty (960-1279) shows how people usher in the Chinese New Year with the sound of firecrackers and an atmosphere full of warmth, hope and happiness. With those words, Choo also summarized her wonderful life in China.
On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Ukraine crisis and more European leaders planning to visit China in the coming weeks and months, Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Fu Cong, head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, who talked about China-EU relations, the impact of the Ukraine crisis on Europe, the position of European countries on the Taiwan question and the latest balloon row that has severely damaged the mutual trust between China and the US.