Two Y-20 large transport aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force carrying much-needed disaster relief supplies arrived in Tonga on Friday after traveling a record-breaking distance of more than 10,000 kilometers and withstanding challenges including the presence of volcanic ash.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and China. The Global Times (GT) reporters Cao Siqi and Xing Xiaojing conducted an exclusive interview with Batir Tursunov, Charge d'affaires at the Embassy of Uzbekistan to China, who spoke highly of the improvement of bilateral relations over the past few years with corroborated facts and data, and the belief that Beijing, the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, will host the Games excellently and turn a new glorious page in the history of the international Olympic movement despite difficulties brought about by the COVID-19.
The Japanese government reportedly initiated discussions on updating its national security strategy on Wednesday, with the main focus on whether the country will acquire the ability to attack enemy bases in efforts to elevate its deterrence against the so-called threats from North Korea and China, which Chinese analysts viewed on Thursday as a very disturbing signal showing Tokyo's constant attempt toward its wild ambition of getting rid of the limits on its pacifist constitution.
Could the Chinese economy sail through the year 2022? The world's second-largest economy is well positioned to land at a growth rate above 5 percent this year, and the country is on trajectory to become a high-income country no later than the end of 2023, prominent Chinese economists said, sending an upbeat note for China to prelude a head start in 2022 while quashing a reverberating dim view of the prospects of the Chinese economy.
"The attempt to politicize sports events undermine the legitimate rights and interests of athletes from all over the world and also constitutes an affront to the Olympic spirit mentioned in the Olympic Charter," Xu Guixiang, a spokesperson of the regional government of Northwest China's Xinjiang, said at a press conference on Thursday in response to the US-led West's attempt to sabotage the Beijing Winter Olympics by hyping up the existence of "forced labor" in the Xinjiang region.
China highly appreciates the positive statement made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that China-Russia relations are a model for relations between countries in the 21st century, reflecting the high level of consensus between Russia and China on the development of relations between the two countries, China's Foreign Ministry said at Thursday's media briefing.
Moldova looks forward to intensifying exchanges and cooperation with China in various fields to jointly promote bilateral relations to a new level, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said in Chisinau, capital of Moldova, on Wednesday.
"It is important that Beijing provides the opportunity for us to come together to celebrate sports, especially when COVID-19 is spreading around the world," Austrian Ambassador to China Andreas Riecken said in an interview with the Global Times as the Beijing Winter Olympic Games are just around the corner. He expressed appreciation for China's resolution and efforts to hold the Games and expectation for the wonderful performance of the Austrian delegation.
Chinese border defense troops have returned an Indian national who illegally entered Chinese territory after providing humanitarian aid, the Chinese military revealed on Thursday.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday urged the US to stop interfering in the Beijing Winter Olympics and stop playing with fire on the Taiwan question while calling on all parties involved in Ukraine to remain calm and not instigate tensions in a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
US Vice President Kamala Harris has no plans to meet deputy regional leader of Taiwan Lai Ching-te during her trip to Honduras for the inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro, after Lai arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday for a layover and talked with congressmen before his trip to Honduras, according to media reports on Wednesday.
The US, up to its old anti-China tricks, has taken its maneuvers a stage further with the House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiling a bill meant to contain China in especially chip making.
Whether Lithuania seeks to change the name of the island of Taiwan's representative office in the country, the Baltic country has long overlooked the fact that the fundamental solution of smoothening frayed ties between Beijing and Vilnius is for the latter to acknowledge its mistake and eliminate the negative impact caused by its reckless actions, said Chinese experts, after media reported Lithuania was considering modifying the representation of the island of Taiwan.
Xiao Qian, former Chinese ambassador to Indonesia and a veteran diplomat, has taken up the post of Chinese Ambassador to Australia. In his first remarks on Wednesday, he noted that China and Australia should stay firm in the right direction to keep bilateral relations moving forward.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to the "Icebreakers" 2022 Chinese New Year celebration hosted by British trade organization the 48 Group Club in London.
China is undoubtedly the safest country right now, and withdrawing from the safest place will only increase the risk of infection for US personnel, Chinese FM said on the US considering allowing diplomats to leave China over COVID-19 rules.
At a time when US politicians are clamoring “diplomatic boycott” against the Beijing Winter Olympics, which is less than 10 days away, Chinese reporters dug out an interview with the then US president George W. Bush, who was also under domestic pressure to stand up against the Beijing 2008 Olympics, but instead he told reporters that he had decided to decouple Olympics with politics.
China is poised to show the world the most cutting-edge scientific technology and excellent Chinese traditional culture through the opening ceremony and the competitions during the Winter Olympics Games, said the South Korea cultural envoy, noting that the grand event should increase global understanding and peace.
State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office on Wednesday urged Lithuania to take real actions to correct its mistakes and reiterated that China firmly opposes any activities that jeopardize the one-China principle.
The US Department of State is mulling to approve embassies and consulates to authorize the departure of their US employees in China, citing reasons for "China's epidemic situation," a source familiar with the matter told the Global Times on Tuesday.
On the 10-day countdown to the much-expected Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that after six years of preparations, China is all set to deliver a streamlined, safe and splendid Olympic Games when he met with Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), on Tuesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said China is ready to work with Central Asian countries in building a closer community with a shared future and pledged to build a cooperation belt for high-quality development, strengthen the shield for defending peace, diversify interaction mechanisms and offer assistance to advance the Global Development Initiative.
Support for the Beijing Winter Olympics - by sending the largest Olympic delegation and opposing a political boycott - represents the latest Russian support to China, after its solidarity with China in core sovereign and security interests. Russia and China have seen a qualitative leap in relations in the past year and will step up cooperation in vaccines, aerospace projects, energy, and natural gas, but not a military alliance, the Russian ambassador to China said on Tuesday.
China has delivered every promise made in 2015 when it bid to host the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing and the Games are an outstanding success, officials from Pakistan, Nepal and Malaysia said on Monday.
A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that China welcomes and supports United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for nations to observe the Olympic Truce amid the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
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China welcomes South Korea's National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games next month, said spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, noting that South Korea's active support for the Winter Olympics is in accordance with the Olympic spirit and is the embodiment of China-South Korea friendship.
In response to the recent anti-China rhetoric made by German navy chief Kay-Achim Schonbach that led to his resignation, Chinese Foreign Ministry said that it is noticed he was forced to resign and that he has only himself to blame.
Russia plans to send a 500-people delegation to the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, including athletes, coaches, medical workers and service support staff marking the biggest foreign delegation coming to the event, Russian ambassador to China said on Tuesday.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chinese President Xi Jinping and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong on Tuesday exchanged greetings on the upcoming Spring Festival.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will chair a virtual summit marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and five Central Asian countries on Tuesday in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Monday.
With the US and UK ordering families of embassy employees in Kiev to depart Ukraine and authorizing non-emergency personnel to leave on Sunday, fears of war are mounting over Russia's alleged "impending invasion" of Ukraine.
China has decided to send three more batches of materials, including drinking water, food and cash, as emergency aid to Tonga, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Monday.
Chinese Embassy in Russia refuted a Bloomberg report which claimed that the Chinese leader allegedly asked Russian President Vladimir Putin not to invade Ukraine during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The embassy told TASS that the news "is a hoax and provocation."
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday exchanged congratulatory messages with Israeli President Isaac Herzog to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will chair a virtual summit commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and five Central Asian countries Tuesday in Beijing.
On Sunday, the Olympic Villages of Beijing Winter Olympic Games welcomed the first batch of athletes and officials, marking that the Beijing Winter Olympics is entering its final 12-day sprint.
China warned the UK on Sunday not to follow the Cold War playbook, as it will lead it nowhere, after Britain's top foreign and defense officials talked with their Australian counterparts, aiming to advance AUKUS and convene an ideological clique to counter China and Russia.
China and the US have no better choice than solidarity and cooperation facing multiple challenges from fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, restoring growth, stabilizing industrial and supply chains, to addressing climate change, according to Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang.
It is ridiculous and unreasonable that the US put containing China on its task list at the United Nations, said Zhang Jun, the permanent representative of China to the UN, after US' commission to the UN boasted countering China's efforts to expand influence in the UN system as the commission's achievements.
US' latest move to suspend 44 China-bound flights from the US by four Chinese carriers and attempts to shift blame to China's "circuit breaker" measures on prevention of coronavirus is unreasonable and will have a huge impact on the already-tight flight supplies between the two countries, Chinese officials and experts said Friday.
Amid regional tensions and domestic COVID-19 spikes, US President Joe Biden held a virtual meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday, during which they agreed to boost cooperation on pressing economic and security issues, including China's growing power, North Korea's alleged missile launches and Russia's aims in Ukraine.
Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday slammed the US' recent "missile proliferation" sanctions on three Chinese military enterprises, saying it is a typical "bullying behavior" aimed to contain Chinese enterprises out of political motives, and reflects US double standards.
Chinese authorities firmly rejected the so-called Hong Kong-related resolution of the European Parliament which smeared Hong Kong's democracy and freedom, calling it a "a piece of waste paper and a joke."
China and Germany have pledged to enhance mutual understanding and refrain from "microphone diplomacy" on the basis of mutual respect on Thursday when Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock via video link.
Same old tricks were played by some Indian media and politicians once again as they hyped that Chinese border soldiers had "kidnapped" a 17-year-old boy in Zangnan, in the southern part of Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region. However, both Chinese experts and Indian netizens questioned the authenticity of such irresponsible claims.
China and German relations remain resilient and stable as it is reflected in the close collaboration on both sides, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, said in a video meeting with his German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, on Thursday.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has made positive progress, bucking the general trend during the pandemic, while effectively promoting Pakistan's economic development and improving people's livelihoods, an outcome that has been welcomed by the people in Pakistan, foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on Thursday.
The Red Cross Society of China has provided $100,000 in humanitarian aid to Tonga and the Chinese government gathered emergency supplies, including drinking water and food, through the Chinese embassy in Tonga, which arrived in the South Pacific country on Wednesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, on Thursday exchanged congratulatory messages to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-Belarus diplomatic relations.
One year ago, when Joe Biden became the new US president, many Americans and US allies, as well as the "competitors" or "rivals" in the eyes of US politicians like China and Russia, hoped his administration could fix the problems that his predecessor Donald Trump had left the US and the world.
Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday said it is "deeply shocked" and "strongly opposes" Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa's plan to establish a representative office on the island of Taiwan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his condolences to King Tupou VI of #Tonga over the severe loss caused by the volcanic eruption in the country.
Individual media should not attack and smear China by making a deliberate misinterpretation and maliciously hyping it up, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said as he commented on the Washington Post's latest report that “China has warned foreign Olympic athletes of punishment if they speak out on politics at the Winter Games.”
The UN Security Council has no plans to discuss a draft resolution on sanctions against North Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday, calling on members of the Security Council to focus on advancing the political settlement process of the Peninsula issue.
China warmly welcomes Polish President Andrzej Duda to attend the upcoming Winter Games. His presence will fully underscore the shared hope of the international community for the future, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday.
China has demonstrated responsibility and maturity in granting visas to US officials to the Beijing Winter Olympics, experts said, noting that Washington's flip-flop attitude in international affairs is eradicating its credibility, and it's time for the superpower to grow up.
World leaders at the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF) said it is urgent to tackle vaccine inequity to end the pandemic as the Omicron variant continues to rampage across the globe. The immunization gap between rich and poor countries continues to widen due to imbalances in vaccine supply and inadequate facilities to support mass inoculation in places like Africa. As a major global vaccine player, China is committed to fulfilling its pledges by not only providing vaccines to developing countries but also transferring technologies to cover local needs, setting an example for other major powers like the US and some Western countries, which are urged to take more active moves.
China will send emergency supplies to tsunami-stricken Tonga as soon as possible once the airport resumes operation, and it will support Tongans through these difficult times, said China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.
Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged the US to stop undermining the normal exchanges between the two countries through its so-called China Initiative after US media reported that prosecutors recommended dropping charges against Chen Gang, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor who was accused of "hiding his China ties."
The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a virtual meeting with Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets at request on Monday, following the uproar caused by Estonia's Baltic neighbor Lithuania which has provoked China on Taiwan question.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz held a phone call on Monday, during which they vowed to further strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation. Li also expressed the hope that Germany treats Chinese companies with a more open mind and continues to play a positive role in the development of China-EU ties.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday delivered his first major speech of the new year at a global event at the World Economic Forum (WEF), where he issued stern warnings against acts of containment, confrontation and suppression as well as practices of hegemony and bullying, while calling on global efforts to seek peaceful coexistence and win-win results.
The Red Cross Society of China has decided to provide $100,000 in cash to Tonga, a South Pacific country that suffered from a devastating tsunami triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday.
Rail freight between China and North Korea has resumed after the pandemic caused it to be suspended for some time, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday.
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The Red Cross Society of China will provide $100,000 in humanitarian aid to Tonga and China will continue to offer help in any way it is needed: Chinese FM
China is concerned about volcanic eruption in Tonga, ready to provide support within its capacity upon the Tongan request
China disagrees that there is “power vacuum” in the Middle East that needs to be filled, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently, while the hasty US pullout from the region in 2021 has caused ongoing chaos in the region.
Czech President Milos Zeman said on Saturday that he opposes to the abuse of the Olympic idea for political purposes, and it won't have any impact if some “political bigwigs” are not present at the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Japan must accept the fact that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China and that China has the ability to defend them, said Chinese analysts, commenting on Japanese media's mass coverage of 2022's first patrol by China Coast Guard ships in Chinese territorial waters of the Diaoyu Islands, noting the regular patrol was “nothing out of the ordinary.”
There has never been a "power vacuum" in the Middle East and there is no need for "foreign patriarch" to interfere in the region, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday after meeting with Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey and Iran and Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Fabricating reports with numerous loopholes, hiring 'actresses' to play as 'victims,' covering malicious purposes of disturbing China's Xinjiang region with excuses on human rights… Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday used more than 20 slides to refute disinformation and rumors made by anti-China 'scholars,' the US and Western media, and the terrorist organization "World Uyghur Congress."
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian visited China to discuss the implementation of a bilateral comprehensive cooperation pact among other topics of shared interest on Friday, the same day when four Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries' foreign ministers wrapped up their first-ever group visit to China, which started on Monday.
Despite a whirlwind of interviews given by the Lithuanian foreign minister to render a "China pressure" atmosphere in the bloc, Friday's EU foreign ministers' meeting will only come up with "verbal" support for Lithuania, rather than any tangible outcomes to appease the "little brother," as being kidnapped by the Baltic country will only exacerbate the bloc's internal disputes and harm its own interests, Chinese analysts said.
Chinese Foreign Ministry stressed that China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs, after UK Military Intelligence, Section 5 (MI5) is reported to have alleged that a British lawyer of Chinese descent is "involved in political interference activities" in the UK Parliament on behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend and address the Davos World Economic Forum via virtual link on Monday. This year's event will take place from January 17 to 21 with world leaders, CEOs discussing global challenges.
Syria on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the country is seeking post-war reconstruction, showing its high political trust in China, experts noted. The move came two days before the scheduled visit of the Iranian foreign minister to China - as part of the intensive visits to China of Mideast senior officials this week.
The US was trying to distort international law and sow discord in regions around the South China Sea by touting a report which claims that China's maritime sovereignty in most of the South China Sea was unlawful, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
The Biden administration's criticism of China's decision to cancel flights from the US to China due to passengers who tested positive for coronavirus is groundless, as countries should prioritize COVID-19 prevention in the face of the pandemic, said industry insiders, noting that Washington will only have to blame its own unbridled infection if it insists on finding a culprit.
The purpose of strict epidemic prevention and control measures is to ensure the safety of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and all involved personnel, which is the premise of normal reporting for journalists, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, stressing that China opposes distorting facts and smearing China and the Beijing Games in the name of "press freedom."
Turkey won't allow terrorist activities targeting China or any anti-China activities that infringe China's sovereignty to take place on Turkey's territory, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu said during talks with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday.
Syria on Wednesday joined China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which experts said is a great achievement of the BRI as it now has connected with the whole Middle East, demonstrating its influence and appeal.
Indonesia, holder of the G20 Presidency in 2022, will work closely with China in three priorities: global health architecture, new energies, green economy and digital transformation, Djauhari Oratmangun, Ambassador of Indonesia to China, told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Turkey opposes the politicization of sports and wishes the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games a complete success, visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday in his meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who urged the two sides to strengthen coordination and uphold true multilateralism.
Qin Gang, Chinese Ambassador to the US, delivered a message on a video played after the game of the National Hockey League (NHL) between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins on Monday. The ambassador introduced the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in anticipation to a wonderful game from Chinese and US ice hockey teams in Beijing, according to the Chinese Embassy in the US.
North Korea on Wednesday reported the latest test of a hypersonic missile with the witness of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and missile analysts pointed out related data revealed that North Korea may have acquired the technologies but still needs more tests to demonstrate and enhance the weapon's accuracy.
Growing opposition among Lithuanian politicians is tearing apart its government over the country's wrong move of allowing the opening of a "Taiwan representative office," with the opposition party leader urging its foreign minister to step down, and Chinese observers said that the opposition will dominate politics in the Baltic country and may eventually change the name of the office.
China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) issued a joint statement on Wednesday, calling for the establishment of a strategic partnership, promotion of the free trade agreement negotiations, and implementation of a free trade area.
The latest violent unrest in Kazakhstan manifested that the situations in the Central Asia region still face serious challenges and that some foreign forces do not wish to see peace and stability in the region, said Chinese Ambassador to Kazakhstan Zhang Xiao on Wednesday.
Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday called Guantanamo Bay prison "a dark page in the history of human rights" and said if ever there was a "detention camp" for Muslims, it would be the Guantanamo Bay.
Chinese embassies in Belgium and Netherlands slammed the two countries' media after they said attendees of the Beijing Winter Olympics may be at risk of cyber espionage, saying such claims are completely unfounded and unnecessary. China is firmly against cyber espionage including mass surveillance, the embassies said, noting the country champions network and information security.
The Chinese Embassy in the UK Wednesday slammed villainous behavior of some Hong Kong protesters for threatening and attacking a Chinese citizen during their previous protest in Manchester.
Swearing in at inauguration ceremony for his new term attended by envoys from China and Russia and reaffirming cooperation with China, Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega is aligning with current global trends as more Latin American nations elect left-leaning governments that will act in their own best interests, despite continuing US attempts to reinforce its influence by using measures mixing sanctions and aid in what it considers its "backyard."
At the beginning of 2022, the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games entered "Beijing Time". On February 4th, the Olympic Flame will be lit for a second time in Beijing after 14 years, we will witness this ancient city with thousands-year history to be the first "Dual Olympic City" in the world. After 6 years of efforts, preparations are basically all set.
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran will visit China on Wednesday and Friday, respectively, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday amid a first-ever group visit of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to China.
China and Russia are standing firmly together to support Kazakhstan in cracking down on riots and bringing back normal life, as the externally stoked "terrorist attacks" have caused great losses and stirred social turmoil unseen in decades in the Central Asian country.
"Do not fall victim to this sensitive political environment," a Canadian trade representative in China said on Tuesday, slamming a poll conducted in November that suggested that three in five Canadians believe the country should reduce its reliance on China for trade.