China's newly published white paper titled “The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era” has drawn attention not only from two sides of the Taiwan Straits but also the international community, as it has outlined China's plan for post-reunification governance over the island and shown China's confidence in promoting and implementing “one country, two systems” in the island after reunification, said analysts on Thursday.
Japan must correct its views on China, its relations with China and the world, Huang Xingyuan, China's representative director of the Japan-China Friendship Center, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Thursday, after Japan with other Group of Seven (G7) members and the high representative of the European Union (EU) issued a statement that unjustly accused China over the Taiwan question.
Chinese experts said the Biden administration's reported plan to connect the Taiwan question and US tariffs on Chinese goods is “ridiculous,” and delaying removing the punitive tariffs will continue to hurt the US economy. If the US keeps the tariffs on Chinese goods, it will only make its own problems such as inflation more difficult to solve, then the US will have to “swallow the bitter fruit,” said experts.
Responding to a visit by a Lithuanian delegation to the island of Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Thursday that China will act resolutely against egregious provocation of certain individuals in Lithuania to challenge the one-China principle and undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity , while urging Lithuania to stop acting as a pawn of Taiwan secessionists.
UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, due to need of her campaign to become the next prime minister and the UK's policy of clinging to the US' apron strings, criticized China for its countermeasures over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit, which only proved that Britain has lost its credibility as an independent country, Chinese analysts said.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on Wednesday with visiting Nepali Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province.
Chinese foreign ministry and trade bodies raised objections soon after the Biden administration signed a long-brewing CHIPS Act which clearly aims at crippling China's semiconductor supply chains, saying that the move will seriously disrupt global companies' normal trade and investment activities, while bringing a negative impact to the stability of global chip industrial chains.
It is the US that breaks their promise, violates China's sovereignty and support secessionists and China's countermeasures in responding to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island of Taiwan are justified, necessary, proper and legitimate, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a press conference on Wednesday.
Seeking to serve a stable administration amid the “biggest challenges of the postwar era,” including the pandemic, inflation, souring ties with China and controversy over politicians' links to a cult, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a reshuffle of his cabinet and top officials of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Wednesday for the first time in his tenure.
As China-Australia ties is at a critical juncture after the new Australian government took office, Chinese Ambassador to Australia Xiao Qian said in a speech on Wednesday that the decision to reset bilateral ties should be made "free from interference from a third party."
China's suspension of climate change talks with the US is a “legitimate and reasonable” countermeasure over Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to China's Taiwan region and the US must bear all the consequences, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at Wednesday's press briefing.
Under the request of the Solomon Islands government, on February 24, the two countries signed a protocol on dispatching Chinese medical teams to work in the Solomon Islands. The task was handed over to Southwest China's Guizhou Province. After about two weeks, the medical team was formed officially, and the six members arrived at the southern Pacific country on March 22.
China opposed the conniving and using selective counter-terrorism measure as a tool for geopolitical self-interests, which seriously undermines the effectiveness of international counter-terrorism cooperation, said China's ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun on Tuesday at a UN Security Council Briefing on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) continued its open and transparent military exercises around the island of Taiwan on Tuesday, after US President Joe Biden's “buck-passing” comments that he was concerned about China's military drills. Chinese analysts said the Biden administration has dodged the root cause for the escalated tensions in the Taiwan Straits and does not consider thoroughly the consequences of its reckless moves, which is the most fatal flaw in Biden's China policy.
The US partisan struggle between Democrats and Republicans has been further escalated after Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's resident in Florida, was searched by the FBI on Monday local time as part of an investigation into whether the former president “took classified records from the White House” during his term. Chinese experts and netizens are also paying close attention to the case with analysts saying the US democratic system might be more dysfunctional and the chaos like the Capitol Hill incident in 2021 will likely repeat with the upcoming midterm elections as well as the next presidential election in 2024.
For the next three decades, China and South Korea should conclude beneficial experience and grasp overall stable development of bilateral ties, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a meeting with visiting South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province on Tuesday. Wang urged the two countries to uphold independence and autonomy and avoid being influenced by outside forces, according to the website of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Speaking in South Africa on Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on 54 African nations to tackle global problems as "equal partners," telling them they do not need to take sides in great power rivalries. In contradiction, Washington issued a new Africa strategy document the same day, which urges African countries to expose the risks of "negative activities" in which China and Russia have engaged in the continent.
The US should shoulder its international responsibility and obligations, and not make excuses for its mistakes, said Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu on Tuesday after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island of Taiwan last week despite China's strong opposition.
Chinese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands Li Ming on Monday denounced US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's claiming that China's countermeasures over Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region was “overreaction.” He also refuted Sherman's false remarks that the security cooperation between China and Solomon Islands is “lack of transparency.”
Nepal firmly adheres to the one-China policy and is committed to not allowing any activity in its territory aimed against China, Ambassador of Nepal to China Bishnu Pukar Shrestha said on Sunday at an event promoting tourism in Beijing.
Japan has no qualification or the right to point fingers over the Taiwan question, said Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday, refuting Japanese government's remarks that smeared China's military drills around Taiwan island as a “threat to regional peace and security.”
With South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin set to kick off a three-day visit to Qingdao in East China's Shandong Province on Monday, the first high-level official to travel to China since South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol took office in May, on the same day, South Korean media cited an unnamed presidential official as saying that the country has decided to attend a preliminary meeting for “Chip 4” – an alliance created by the US that some believe aims to set up a semiconductor barrier against the Chinese mainland.
Following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan and disregard of the international community's harsh criticism of her irresponsible move and China's unprecedented large-scale military drill across the Straits, Lithuania sent a delegation of 11 officials to the island on Sunday. Experts warned that any attempt by the Lithuanian side to trample on the one-China principle could result in severe consequences, including Beijing's severing of diplomatic ties with the country.
The US has been looking for scapegoats on creating tensions in China-US ties since China announced eight countermeasures in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's highly provocative visit to the island of Taiwan, including cancelling military talks and suspending climate cooperation. Chinese analysts stressed that it's the US that should take full responsibility for the cancelation of bilateral dialogues and cooperation in key areas and whether and how they will be resumed all depends on what commitments and actions the US will make in correcting its mistakes.
"We have just celebrated the 47th anniversary of the independence of Comoros on July 6. In 1975, China was the first country to recognize the independence of Comoros and establish diplomatic ties with our country. The Comorian people are deeply grateful for this." Ambassador of Union of Comoros to China Maoulana Charif said in the interview days ago that China has been offering important support to Comoros over the past 47 years.
The strained situation in the Taiwan Straits was made by the US' provocation and it should take all the responsibility and face serious consequence. However, the US is making excuses for its wrong deeds and provocations and trying to shift blame, which China firmly opposed, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesperson of China's Ministry of National Defense, said in a statement on Monday.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Sunday posted eight tweets in a row on Twitter in a powerful rejection of US claims of China “overreacting” to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative trip to the island of Taiwan. In the last tweet of the series, Hua pointed out that “the Chinese people will never forget their national shame and will never allow those bandits to bully and plunder China again.”
As Chinese military forces have been conducting massive drills around the island of Taiwan in response to the serious provocations made by the US on the Taiwan question in recent days, Chinese diplomats around the globe are also make great efforts to introduce the historical context and the merit of the Taiwan question to reinforce the one-China principle as an international consensus. This is to let the world understand how the tensions emerged and why the US is one who provoked first, and to let the world be prepared to understand the national reunification of China which will be realized one day in the near future.
Although US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi concluded her reckless visit to the island of Taiwan, the aftershock hasn't stopped. And she has already scuttled China-US relations. More and more voices from within the US and other countries have criticized the 82-year-old woman's Taiwan trip as “irresponsible,” saying it was for her personal gains. Meanwhile, the Biden administration, instead of offering acceptable explanation of Pelosi's provocative trip, has kept blaming China for “escalating tensions,” and portraying the US as well as the island of Taiwan as “victims.” Observers said such moves show Washington has no sincerity of averting the current tension between itself and Beijing, and risk pushing the bilateral relation into a deeper abyss.
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman continued her visit to South Pacific countries and met with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara on Sunday, in what Chinese experts call a sinister attempt to sabotage China's growing ties with Pacific island countries as part of Washington's broad containment strategy against China. The US' attempt to stir up tension in the Asia-Pacific region, including the South Pacific, in an attempt to contain China's rise will not be endorsed by the South Pacific countries, as the countries will try to avoid being reduced to chess pieces in the game between the great powers, Chinese experts noted.
Cuba condemns the serious violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the People's Republic of China by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan island, Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Sunday.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in South Africa on Sunday, beginning his trip to Africa that is widely described by the US media outlets as a renewed effort to bring back allies and a revival of Cold War-style politics. Although in an attempt to counter the influence of China and Russia, the US is unable to form a new club to achieve its goal of containing the two countries, considering the significant cooperation between China and Africa and Russia's deep engagement with the region, analysts said.
At a time of tensions in the Taiwan Straits after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan island, Japan has not only failed to maintain regional stability, but instead issued erroneous statements on the Taiwan question. In this regard, observers warned there is a growing dangerous perception within the Japanese government that "a Taiwan emergency is an emergency for Japan."
The US is trying to piece together its limited influence to gather endorsements from its allies to follow its stance on condemning China's legitimate military actions around the island of Taiwan recently in responding to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative trip to the island.
Japanese scholars blamed Japan and the US for escalating situation across Taiwan Straits and slammed the Japanese government for having no regard for the safety of people in Okinawa amid the rising regional tension by failing to refute US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "egregious mistake" of visiting Taiwan island and blatantly interfering in the Taiwan question.
Envoys and representatives of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Friday spoke highly of the achievements delivered through China-ASEAN cooperation and pledged to build a closer community with a shared future. They expect a bigger role of China-ASEAN cooperation mechanism in safeguarding regional peace and security amid rising risks, challenges and global upheavals, as ties between two sides reached a new high after ASEAN-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership was established in 2021.
Pakistan firmly believes in the one-China principle and supports China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Pakistan will continue to extend full support to its "iron brother" - China, on issues concerning its core national interest, Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Saturday, responding to question of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan.
Experts said that China's latest countermeasures against Pelosi's provocative Taiwan visit have led to suspension of basically all mechanism channels for the two militaries to communicate. The responsibility all lies on the US.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrapped up her high-profile and destructive trip to Asia after the final stop Japan on Friday and was put on the official sanctions list by the Chinese government for seriously trampling on the one-China principle.
Continuing to play the US' spearhead in Asia, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday after she paid a highly provocative visit to the island of Taiwan and criticized China's military drills around the island, which analysts said showcased Japan's calculation to cooperate with the US on containing China while expanding its own military strength.
China on Friday announced eight countermeasures in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's highly provocative visit to the island of Taiwan, including canceling China-US theater commanders talk, defense policy coordination talks, military maritime security consultative mechanism and suspending cooperation on illegal immigration repatriation, drug control and climate change.
Chinese netizens have swarmed to social media to express firm and full support for and confidence in the central government's measures to tackle the US after Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday announced countermeasures against the US' provocation and sanctions against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi due to her Taiwan island visit.
In issues concerning national sovereignty and territorial integrity, China's countermeasures are necessary and valid, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a routine press conference on Friday in response to some Western officials' accusation that China is overreacting to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan island.
Japanese leaders' recent actions on Taiwan question are not friendly and have disappointed China very much, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference on Friday, noting that some countries are making groundless accusations against China and spreading disinformation and Japan is among those taking "very wrong actions."
China announces eight countermeasures in response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit:
Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Friday to sanction US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family members because she disregarded China's serious concern and firm opposition and insisted on visiting China's Taiwan region.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that China is ready to work with New Zealand to push forward the comprehensive strategic partnership to yield more fruits, and New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta affirmed NZ's position adhering to the one-China principle and hoped China will continue strengthening cooperation with the island countries through the Pacific Islands Forum.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li summoned relevant European envoys and Japanese envoy over the negative statement issued by the G7 and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy over the Taiwan question, which has been slammed as a piece of waste paper that distorted the facts and confused the right and wrong, blatantly interfering in China's internal affairs and sending wrong signal to the secessionists in Taiwan.
With the highly provocative visit of a high-ranking US official to Taiwan being under the spotlight for the past week, the US-led West's wrestling with China has been shifting from preventing a regional military conflict to pressuring China on the global stage by accusing it of causing the rising cross-Straits tensions, like the US always does in confusing right and wrong. As a puppet of the US, the G7 censured Beijing's legitimate defense and response to Washington's serious provocation, reflecting its hypocrisy, duplicity and ugliness.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's “unfortunate” absence from a meeting with visiting Speaker of US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is seen by Chinese experts as a way to avoid embarrassment, as Pelosi's recent visit to the island of Taiwan has irritated China and caused tensions in the region. It may have dawned on the South Korean leader that whoever plays high-profile host to Pelosi at this sensitive moment could risk provoking China, experts said.
State and party leaders, government agencies from 12 more countries joined on Thursday the reaffirmation of their adherence to the one-China principle and the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 2758, voicing discontent and strong condemnation of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to Taiwan island which has escalated the tensions across the Taiwan Straits.
With China's successful launch of the terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite, which was sent into preset orbit via a Long March-4B carrier rocket on Thursday, the world's first joint active-passive observation remote sensing satellite for forest carbon sink has been officially put into operation.
Talks between the Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers, which were reportedly scheduled for Thursday afternoon on the sidelines of ASEAN events in Phnom Penh, have been cancelled, after Japan with other Group of Seven (G7) members and the European Union (EU) issued a statement that unjustly accused China over the Taiwan question, a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday afternoon.
Zimbabwean Ambassador to China Martin Chedondo told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Thursday that his country commends the People's Republic of China for exercising restraint in the face of provocation and, once again, commits to unequivocally supporting the one-China principle in line with UN Resolution 2758.
History repeatedly proves that US politicians will only bring about chaos and disaster to the people they said they stand with, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday in response to Nancy Pelosi's statement.
China's current and future comprehensive measures are necessary and timely defensive countermeasures. They have been carefully considered and evaluated, are aimed at safeguarding national sovereignty and security and are in line with international and domestic laws, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during the ASEAN foreign ministers' meetings in Cambodia on Thursday.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Mission to the EU on Thursday slammed the statement of the G7 foreign ministers and the EU high representative over China's Taiwan region following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island, saying it is “ugly” and “shameless,” and is reminiscent of the “Eight-Power Allied Forces” that invaded China a hundred years ago.
The United Nations and many countries in the international community including Russia, North Korea, Iran and Pakistan reaffirmed their adherence to the one-China principle on Wednesday, voicing discontent and condemnation of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to the island of Taiwan, as analysts said it is time to review United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 and the fact that the island of Taiwan is an inalienable part of China.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday reiterated its strong concern and opposition on the one-sided decision made by the Japanese government on releasing nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea as the construction of dumping facilities are reported to begin on Thursday.
When US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan island and touted the US' so-called commitment to the island, her extremely reckless and dangerous move immediately prompted a series of countermeasures from China, ranging from the military to diplomacy to economic sanctions. China's reaction to this serious intrusion on the country's sovereignty is widely considered as rational and reasonable, underscoring its firm strategic determination and sufficient patience to adhere to its own timetable in solving the Taiwan question. And such steady advancement of its own agenda gives Beijing the edge compared with the short-sighted Washington that will lose more points in the long-term geopolitical wrestling match.
Joint military exercises around the island of Taiwan by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) continued Wednesday with a joint blockade, sea assault and land and air combat trainings, involving the use of advanced weapons including J-20 stealth fighter jets and DF-17 hypersonic missiles after the drills started on Tuesday evening, when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed on the island which seriously violates China's sovereignty.
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's “reckless” visit to Taiwan island on Tuesday not only raised tensions across the Taiwan Straits, but also keeps Southeast Asian countries on tenterhooks as several regional countries expressed concerns right after her arrival.
China urges Germany to have an objective and accurate understanding of the Taiwan question, abide by the one-China principle with concrete actions, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at Wednesday's press briefing in response to German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock's remarks claiming that German will support the island of Taiwan if the Chinese mainland conducts military actions.
The Chinese mainland has suspended imports of several agricultural products from the island of Taiwan amid simmering tensions over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which is seen as a serious violation of the one-China principle and sparked military exercises around the island by the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
Chinese authorities announced Wednesday that a number of diehard “Taiwan secessionist” individuals, two funds, and multiple companies related to secessionist activities will be punished in accordance with the law, after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan island Tuesday night in disregard of stern warnings from China, a visit that has sent a wrong message to “Taiwan independence” forces and has escalated the tension across the Taiwan Straits.
China's Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng summoned US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns overnight to protest against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan island late Tuesday night, stressing that the nature of Pelosi's visit is extremely vicious and the consequence is very grave. The Chinese side will not sit idly by.
The People's Liberation Army (PLA), on the night that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan for her provocative visit that violates the US promise of opposing "Taiwan independence" secessionism, launched massive military drills around the island of Taiwan, including a long-range live fire drill in the Taiwan Straits and a live fire conventional missile drill to the east of the island, with analysts saying China is not merely targeting a visiting 82-year-old US politician, but is eyeing the anti-secession campaign against the secessionist Taiwan authorities and is to concretely speed up the reunification process.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to arrive on the island of Taiwan on Tuesday night according to foreign media reports, with rising concerns and opposition over her trip within the island and increasing military activities by the Chinese mainland, the Taiwan authorities and the US military in the region. Analysts from both sides of the Taiwan Straits said this risky move will totally change the situation in the region, while the mainland will more actively dominate and speed up the reunification process with comprehensive measures including military and political actions, and these actions will let the US and the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities feel the pain.
As the world closely watched the potential visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan reportedly on Tuesday evening that is widely described as provocative and dangerous, the Biden administration gave more chicanery in distancing itself by stressing it was her personal choice and continued hollowing out the one-China principle that serves as the foundation of China-US relations. Chinese officials and experts warned that all the consequences of this highly dangerous and provocative move will be born by Washington, and such visit will also forever change the cross-Straits situation and deliver a destructive impact on the already-difficult China-US relations.
On behalf of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, a spokesperson for the NPC Standing Committee on Tuesday made remarks on the visit to China's Taiwan region by Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The following is the full text of the remarks:
The Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on Tuesday issued a statement on the visit to China's Taiwan region by Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The following is the full text of the statement:
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has no plans to meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken although both are attending the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and related meetings in Phnom Penh this week, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Tuesday, as tensions rise over Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan island.
China's top legislature issues a statement in condemning Pelosi's Taiwan island visit
Tensions rising across Taiwan Straits over Pelosi's trip to island of Taiwan
China's Foreign Ministry issues statement to condemn Pelosi's Taiwan island visit
China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday issued a statement on Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region. Following is the full text of the statement:
Civic groups, politicians, and business and industry representatives on the island of Taiwan on Tuesday protested against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's potential visit, amid drastically escalating military tension across the Taiwan Straits after US- and Taiwan-based media on Monday disclosed that the 82-year-old No.3 US official is expected to visit the island on Tuesday night.
A spokesperson for the Afghan Taliban on Tuesday condemned a US military strike on a residential house in Kabul, in which the US claimed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed. Chinese experts said the so-called anti-terrorist action is a violation of the territorial sovereignty of Afghanistan and may be a strategy to gain political points at the upcoming midterm elections.
Ahead of the potential visit of House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island of Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying gave a clear-cut message to the US in a rare appearance at the routine press conference on Tuesday, denouncing Pelosi's potential Taiwan visit as a "stupid and dangerous gambling."
About 10 days after Japan's nuclear regulator approved the plan to discharge nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima power plant, another nuclear power plant in central Japan leaked about seven tons of water containing radioactive elements, sparking wide concern over safety of Japan's nuclear power plants.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) are keeping up the pressure on the US over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's potential visit to the island of Taiwan, urging the US to honor US President Joe Biden's promise to not support "Taiwan independence," while media outlets from the US and Taiwan reported that Pelosi is expected to visit the island shortly.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Monday reiterated a warning that the US should not arrange a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island of Taiwan, stressing that it would lead to serious consequences.
South Korea's new ambassador to China, Chung Jae-ho, emphasized mutual respect as the key principle in diplomatic relations between Beijing and Seoul at his inauguration on Monday. Chinese experts said that for bilateral relations to improve, South Korea must be consistent in its policies, and avoid actions that threaten its neighbor's security.
New Zealand welcomes tourists, students and investors including those from China, with its borders fully reopening on Monday, which analysts say is a positive sign that the country is expected to regain its popularity among Chinese and promote its ties with China in various fields.
Signals from Algeria that it wants to join BRICS demonstrate that more and more countries have faith in the group, and its ability to offset the negative influence of certain countries' rising unilateralism and protectionism, said experts.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has finally announced her Asia trip plan on Sunday that includes Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan with no mention of Taiwan, but this is still far from being able to give a sigh of relief and the potential danger still exists, said experts, as she might also try to make surprise visit to the island during her Asia trip, noting that no matter what happens, China will keep on high alert to be fully prepared for military conflict.
Following the consensus reached at the latest Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers' meeting in Tashkent, China and Central Asian countries – Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to enhance their strategic partnerships and build an even closer China-Central Asia community with a shared future, particularly focusing on enhancing connectivity and boosting trade and economic cooperation.
Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in 2012, socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, with national defense and military construction making historic achievements and undergoing historic changes.
China and Kyrgyzstan have reached consensus on building a community of shared future, agreeing to strengthen bilateral strategic cooperation and advancing high-quality Belt and Road projects, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after meeting with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubaev in Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan on Saturday.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries should resolutely promote genuine multilateralism, advocate the common values of all mankind, and work to improve global governance, and oppose the false narrative of "democracy against authoritarianism," Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.
One day after US President Joe Biden said that the US has not changed its position on the one-China policy and reiterated Washington's opposition toward “Taiwan independence” during a phone conversation between Chinese and US leaders on Thursday night, the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities in Taiwan thanked the US for supporting the island's safety. The DPP also said it had been briefed by the US about the phone call.
China is willing to share development opportunities with Afghanistan and welcome quality Afghan goods, and it hopes to see Afghanistan's inclusive governance and unswerving fight against all terrorists, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a meeting with Acting Foreign Minister of the Afghan Interim Government Amir Khan Muttaqi.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly kicked off her Asia trip on Friday with a "tentative" itinerary for Taiwan island, and Chinese observers said the key to whether Pelosi would actually visit the island lies with the Biden administration, warning US President Joe Biden to make the right choice from the perspective of national security and the fast-shrinking economy that has fallen into recession.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden spoke via telephone for over two hours on Thursday at a juncture of increased tension between China and the US due to the security situation around the Taiwan Straits and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's reported plan to visit the island of Taiwan. During the conversation with Xi, Biden reiterated that the one-China policy of the US has not changed and will not change, and that the US does not support “Taiwan independence.”
By saying it is "fully prepared" for military conflict with the US and warning that the South Korean military would be "annihilated" in the event of "preemptive strike," North Korea has been showing a tougher tone recently following US and South Korea's intensive military exercises and verbal threats. Chinese experts urged the US and South Korea to ease military pressure on Pyongyang and respect its security concerns to avoid further escalation of tensions.
Recently, a series of positive signals have been released in China-India relations including the "constructive and forward-looking" 16th Corps Commander-level talks held earlier this month.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict and the US' attempt to split the world and demolish the world order through promoting bloc confrontation highlights the growing importance and attraction of Shanghai Spirit, the core value of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that champions mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for diverse civilizations and pursuit of common development, Chinese analysts said on Thursday as foreign ministers of SCO members gathered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to discuss international and regional issues and SCO cooperation, including projects under the Belt and Road Initiative.
If anyone tries to separate the island of Taiwan from the country, if anyone wants to challenge China's bottom line, Chinese military will take forceful measures to firmly safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Chinese Ambassador to the US told at a recent event.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unconfirmed plan of a trip to the island of Taiwan keeps troubling the US as Pelosi, US President Joe Biden and Democrats are now facing pressure instead of "encouragements" from the Republicans on the matter, with Chinese experts warning that if the US eventually let the partisan struggle and internal politics hijack its strategic decision-making, it would definitely bring a new crisis in the Taiwan Straits.
Instead of excluding each other, the US and China, as the world's two largest economies, should promote cooperation in many areas which could bring win-win development for them and other countries and regions, experts said at a webinar jointly held by the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) and the South Asia & Southeast Asia International Logistics Research Institute (SSILR) on Wednesday.