The Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) voted on Wednesday to approve the bill on public servants' candidacies and taking up offices, requiring all district councilors to swear allegiance as soon as next month. The move was widely applauded, as loyalty pledges by civil servants and people who run for public positions are a basic political and ethical standard.
The Chinese mainland will take all necessary measures to hold stubborn Taiwan secessionists accountable with no liability period, a spokesperson from the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Wednesday in response to a question as to whether Wu Jaushieh, the island's leader of external affairs, is on a mainland blacklist.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Wednesday inspected the city of Nanyang, central China's Henan Province.
The Taiwan secessionist authority has failed to receive an invitation from the World Health Assembly (WHA) for the fifth consecutive year even as the US and its other major Western countries voiced their support to the island earlier this month, and the authority of the island has once again complained and accused the Chinese mainland of "bullying" Taiwan and blocking them from attending the WHA.
Korean composer Zheng Lvcheng was one of the pioneers of China's proletarian revolutionary music. Zheng fell in deep love with the vibrant and youthful Yan'an after arriving there and wrote the famous “Ole to Yan'an.”
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government is planning to sign an agreement with the city of Shenzhen and South China's Guangdong Province that will allow civil servants in Hong Kong to take temporary positions in mainland administrative institutions, HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Monday night.
The US, together with a few other countries, is using the venues of the UN to hype topics of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a move that has nothing to do with the UN but only "desecrates it," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson and a member of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee said about an online event planned by Germany, the US and the UK on the so-called "repression" of Uygurs in Xinjiang.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on people who work in the field of philosophy and social sciences to promote the evolution and growth of fine traditional Chinese culture in new and creative ways.
Swiss journalist Walter Bosshard was the first European journalist to visit Yan'an and meet Mao Zedong in person. He shot a black and white silent documentary Journey to Yan'an with a 16mm film camera.
Israel Epstein helped Xinhua News Agency send its first English dispatch to the world from a cave in Yan'an in 1944. From then on, the world could hear the voice of the CPC.
The recent hearing held by a US House of Representatives panel on “atrocities against Uyghurs” was no more than a “clumsy anti-China farce” without any justice or objectivity, condemned Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday.
Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua read a congratulatory letter from President Xi Jinping to the first China International Consumer Products Expo that kicks off in Haikou, South China's Hainan Province late Thursday.
In the face of G7 foreign ministers' accusations against China over its so-called "human rights violations" and supportive rhetoric for the island of Taiwan's participation in WHO forums and the World Health Assembly (WHA), Chinese experts said that the move by some Western countries will further undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits for their own political interests.
Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China triggered a China craze in Europe and the United States. Many Western journalists dreamed about going to China, a country under "red star". Harrison Forman, an American explorer, photographer and war correspondent, was one of them. After his many visits to China, he penned the book Report from Red China, which is often seen as a companion piece to Red Star Over China. In his book, Forman provided a factual account of the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression.
On 3 September 2020, the day marking the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War, a valued book long in public oblivion over the past nearly eight decades was rediscovered.
The Chinese mainland is willing to strive for peaceful reunification with the utmost sincerity, but it will never tolerate Taiwan separatist forces and will never allow the tragedy of national secession to be repeated, said a spokesperson of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday, in response to a poll on the island showing that nearly 40 percent of the respondents agreed that "a war is inevitable" to solve the Taiwan question.
Diplomats from China and Japan have lately become embroiled in a spat over a tweet about the iconic Japanese painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa, which has been adapted by Chinese illustrators as a satirical symbol on social media in a way to protest against Japan's nuclear wastewater dumping decision.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday said the Chinese people, the CPC, and the CPC leadership have honored and will continue to honor their commitments.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a message of condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the sinking of an Indonesian navy submarine recently.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Tuesday inspected the city of Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
In June 1944, Yan'an greeted a special group of guests — a team of 21 Chinese and foreign reporters visiting China's northwest. They included foreign correspondents Günther Stein, Israel Epstein, Harrison Forman, Maurice Votaw, Father Cormac Shanahan, as well as reporters from news agencies in the then Kuomingtang-controlled areas. The isolated Yan'an, the mysterious CPC, and the little-known yet magnificent war of resistance against Japan behind enemy lines were unveiled to the world, through the eyes and writings of the reporters, in an objective and authentic manner.
China rolled out a new anti-espionage regulation on Monday, which allows the national security authority to draw up lists of companies and organizations that are susceptible to foreign infiltration and require listed institutes to adopt security measures to prevent foreign infiltration.
Xi inspects southern Chinese city of Liuzhou
Commending the CPC-led guerrilla war in enemy-occupied areas, the British journalist James M. Bertram said that when China, an armed nation and a powerful wakening force, rallies behind the right leader, no army in the world would be able to defeat it.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed on a five-point consensus on Saturday regarding the Myanmar crisis in a special meeting attended by heads of state and the Myanmar military. The consensus urged an end to violence and called for constructive dialogue among all parties concerned, which ASEAN regarded as "beyond expectations."
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday inspected south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
After Edgar Snow's stories on Red China caused a great sensation, his wife, Helen Foster, realized that Snow's journey had become part of the history of China. With all the interviews and other accounts Snow brought back about Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Peng Dehuai and others, she decided that she would continue with Snow's unfinished trip to Yan'an to get more first-hand information about the CPC leaders and the Red Army.
On July 7, 1942, five years after China began a full-scale war of resistance against Japanese aggression, a young Indian doctor solemnly swore to the red flag to join the Communist Party of China (CPC). He was then on the battlefront of the Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei border region. After taking the oath, he declared excitedly that he would fight with the army and the people in the liberated areas till his last breath. His name was Dwarkanath Kotnis, or Ke Dihua in Chinese. The soldiers of the Eighth Route Army and the villagers liked to call him Old Ke.
During a US-led global climate summit in which Washington seeks to shore up global leadership on the issue, Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated China's goal of reaching carbon neutrality in 2060, a goal that is hailed by analysts as most ambitious in terms of time duration compared with developed countries; and the president's proposal of "jointly building a community for man and nature" was praised by observers as "putting up a new rule for human being's new civilization."
Some British politicians, busy with pointing fingers at China's Xinjiang with smears and lies, but ignoring and even whitewashing the racial problems in their own country, have clearly shown the world their double face and hypocrisy, said Chinese officials and experts on UK studies on Thursday after a recent report commissioned by the British government on the UK's racial situation received wide criticism.
China is committed to achieving its major targets on fighting climate change, including realizing a carbon emissions peak in 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality in 2060, calling for jointly building a community for man and nature, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the World Leaders' Climate Summit on Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin once again urged in his annual address to the Federal Assembly on Wednesday for permanent members of the UN Security Council, who are also the five major nuclear-armed powers in the world, to discuss issues related to strategic weapons and global stability, with a Chinese expert saying China would be the most supportive one while the US and the UK would be lukewarm.
China and India recently had candid and in-depth exchanges of views on promoting the settlement of the remaining issues in the western section of the border on the basis of realizing disengagement in the Galwan Valley and Pangong Lake, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Many people must have heard about Chairman Mao Zedong's assertion that "imperialism and all reactionaries are paper tigers". This famous statement served as an inspiration to the Chinese people, boosted their confidence in victory, and played a most significant role in the People's War of Liberation. It owes its publicity to an American journalist, Anna Louise Strong, thus nicknamed the Paper Tiger Lady.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) and the United Russia party, the ruling political party of Russia, held their ninth meeting of dialogue via video links on Tuesday to communicate and exchange opinions on inter-party cooperation amid the COVID-19 pandemic and rising pressure from the US.
The Biden administration's first arms sales to the island of Taiwan, featuring some howitzers, is proceeding, Taiwan media reported Monday, which sent a wrong and dangerous signal to Taiwan secessionists and "added fuel" to highly strained China-US and cross-Straits relations, Chinese mainland experts said.
There were some major mistakes that the BBC made in its latest TV program Newsnight, including a biased tone and misinformation on the illegal protests led by radical anti-government figures who were wrongfully deemed "pro-democracy activists," a Chinese scholar who recently engaged in an online debate with Hong Kong secessionist Nathan Law told the Global Times.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said China will never allow the island of Taiwan to go independent as Beijing hit back at a US-Japan joint statement which for the first time in half a century mentioned China's Taiwan.
In the library of Arizona State University, one may see the handwriting of the renowned American journalist Agnes Smedley — “Who & What are Chinese Communists?” It is precisely this question that prompted Ms. Smedley, a writer, journalist, revolutionist, advocate for women's rights and internationalist, to come to China in late 1928 and spend 12 years in the country. Her legendary life was thus closely connected with the Chinese revolution.
Japan escalated its interference in China's affairs as leaders of Japan and the US made China a focus of their meeting on Friday and for the first time in half a century mentioned China's Taiwan in their joint statement.
Over previous decades, Hong Kong has been predicted as dying or even pronounced dead quite a few times, even though the city is bustling with life now more than any time in the past.
People and politicians on the island of Taiwan expressed their deep concerns over food safety as no strong opposition was expressed from the ruling pro-secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after Japan's decision to dump radioactive water from Fukushima plant into the sea.
To celebrate 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China, we are launching "100 CPC Stories in 100 Days" series, featuring foreigners who witnessed & participated in CPC history and helped world understand CPC.
The sixth National Security Education Day falls on Thursday, with the Chinese national security agency releasing a series of cases related to the threat against China's political security. Experts on international intelligence and security said under the intensifying China-US competition, foreign hostile forces have increased efforts to target the political security of China rather than merely conducting regular espionage activities.
At US President Joe Biden's request, former US senator Chris Dodd and former deputy secretaries of state Richard Armitage and James Steinberg started visits to the island of Taiwan on Wednesday, a move that shows the Biden administration is still groping its way for its Taiwan policy, testing the Chinese mainland while dodging the red line.
Hong Kong will embrace its first National Security Education Day on Thursday with a number of activities to promote public awareness about national security as the city, once hit by black-clad protests and riots, is stepping up efforts to fix the local governance loopholes while enhancing education of the young generation once affected by radical ideas amid misunderstanding about the country.
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday received the credentials of new ambassadors to China from 29 countries at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
A liberal studies textbook designed for sixth graders in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was found to have revised its content about the Chinese civil war (1946-49) by removing an incorrect description about the "Republic of China government" which challenges the one-China principle.
In a move that startled people all over the world, Japan has decided to dump radioactive water from Fukushima into the sea. But netizens have been surprised by the relatively muted coverage of it in mainstream Western media.
In response to the latest criticism from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken over China's handling of the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian asked why certain politicians in the US had the courage to criticize China when the US government did so poorly in containing the outbreak and its failure in responding to the epidemic led to the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives in America.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed efforts to consolidate stable economic growth momentum and maintain the continuity, stability and sustainability of the country's macro policies.
Multiple branches of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) are continuing large-scale military exercises near the island of Taiwan, at a time when Taiwan secessionists insisted on making provocative statements and holding drills, and the US sent a warship through the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday and voiced support to "Taiwan independence" forces, even as the PLA was exercising around the island with an aircraft carrier task group and warplanes.
Calls for probes into the US' mysterious bio-labs in order to better understand coronavirus origins are growing after Russia said it has every reason to believe the US is developing biological weapons in labs mainly near the China-Russia border.
Although China and the EU have encountered some problems recently due to the impact from issues like human rights and stigmatization against China over Xinjiang-related affairs, the leaders of China and Germany, also a major power within the EU, spoke on the phone on Wednesday, with experts saying this is a "timely conversation to stabilize China-Germany and China-EU ties" and to prevent interruption from the US.
While some US political forces keep inciting hostility against China, and an inherited Sino-skepticism that has continually caused raising antagonism and discrimination against the Chinese, and by extension, other Asian communities, the Global Times found that there are many Americans turning to take off these hate-tinted glasses to discuss the Chinese government as they witnessed massive differences in people's wellbeing, security and epidemic control in the two countries.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during remarks at the State Department on Monday that the US is “exploring options” to share more COVID-19 vaccines with other countries, as it gets “more confident” in its vaccine supply at home.
China's top education authority has released a draft regulation to protect minors from sexual harassment and bullying in school. The regulation also bans relationships between teachers and students, and is open for public comments until April 23.
In a white paper issued Tuesday, China has detailed its rich experience in poverty alleviation from the past century since the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1921. China's experience is to be shared in an effort to contribute to global poverty reduction, which experts said fully demonstrates China's pursuit of common prosperity and its key factors in eradicating poverty, including continuous and targeted poverty reduction plans implemented by the CPC.
China issues Poverty Alleviation White Paper after declaring complete victory over poverty. It unveils what China and CPC can share in its innovative approaches and how it can cooperate with more countries in poverty alleviation.
China's State Council Information Office will release a white paper on poverty alleviation on Tuesday morning.
Matthew Cheung, chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, said on Sunday that improving the electoral system of the HKSAR is clearly a step forward in Hong Kong's democracy, which provides Hong Kong's political system with a new starting point.
China supports the national leaders of ASEAN to hold a “special meeting” as soon as possible to mediate on the unrest in Myanmar, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, Hong Kong's media tycoon and a notorious anti-government figure, together with six former lawmakers were found guilty of organizing and attending an unauthorized assembly in 2019.
After a joint WHO-China report on tracing the origins of COVID-19 dismissed the possibility of the virus being leaked from a lab - a conspiracy that serves as ammunition for Western media and politicians to disparage China, a number of China bashers questioned the report's impartiality and even asked for a "second stage" investigation that implies a return visit to China.
If WHO scientists cannot find the answer in China regarding coronavirus origins, maybe it's time for scientists to dig somewhere else and test more hypotheses to solve the mystery, Chinese scientists from the WHO-China virus tracing team suggested, after a joint WHO-China report on tracing the origins of coronavirus was released on Tuesday, which still leaves the virus origins question unanswered.
Officials convicted of corruption in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province have become an internet sensation due to the extent of their wealth, including more than 100 luxury cars and funds equivalent to 3 billion yuan ($470 million).
Chinese top lawmakers unanimously approved the Hong Kong electoral reform plan on Tuesday, with revised measures for electing the Hong Kong chief executive and the formation of the Legislative Council (LegCo), which is seen as another major step in tackling the loopholes in the city's governance structure. The plan was approved after two-day meeting of the Standing Committee of China's top legislative body and rounds of discussions.
The electoral reform in Hong Kong can root out the risks of "color revolutions" incited by external forces and their political proxies, and help Hong Kong shake off the endless political disputes and pressures under radical forces, Chinese State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office said in a statement on Tuesday, after the country's top legislature approved the reform plan for Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam disclosed on Tuesday that the city will hold elections for the expanded Election Committee in September, while Legislative Council (LegCo) elections will be held in December.
The new electoral system will help implement the principle of “patriots governing Hong Kong” and provide a solid institutional guarantee for the long-term peace and stability of Hong Kong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, noting that the reform reflects the common will of all Chinese people.
The State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office on Tuesday voiced its firm support for the Hong Kong electoral reform plan, which was just approved by China's top legislature, saying the reform will root out risks of "color revolutions" incited by external forces and their political proxies.
HongKong electoral reform aims to support the development of democracy in HK in line with its constitutional order, which will better reflect a balanced participation of HK residents in political life, taking interests of various sectors into account: Chinese FM spokesperson
The following is the full text of the amended Annex II to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which was adopted at the 27th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress of China on March 30, 2021.
After a two-day meeting of the Standing Committee of China's top legislative body and rounds of discussions, Chinese top lawmakers have unanimously approved the draft of the Hong Kong electoral reform plan, with revised measures for electing the Hong Kong chief executive and the formation of the Legislative Council, which is seen as another major step in tackling the loopholes in the city's governance structure.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday questioned whether the US is exerting pressure on international experts from the WHO-China joint team on tracing virus origins, as the US has repeatedly expressed "concerns" about the joint report ahead of its release.
Standing Committee of China's top legislative body was scheduled to discuss details of the Hong Kong electoral reform on Monday to “ Tuesday” , and the final full version of the overhaul is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday after the top authorities listened to opinions from Hong Kong society, the Global Times learned from people familiar with the matter.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met with representatives of those honored for their outstanding work in China's campaign to fight organized and gang-related crimes.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged efforts to deepen reform and opening up, enhance innovation capacities and development momentum, improve people's well-being, and promote high-quality development.
The US President Joe Biden's suggestion to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to design another infrastructure scheme to rival China's Belt and Road Initiative amid escalating sanctions between certain Western countries and China only exposed a lack of long-term understanding of China and a clearly-defined strategy, some Chinese experts say, since he comes up with an idea that imitates China's proposal.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday sent a message of condolence to his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, over the train collision accident in the country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed strengthening military training and combat readiness to enhance the capabilities to fulfill missions and tasks, while inspecting a mobile corps of the People's Armed Police Force in East China's Fujian Province.
Former and current officials in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region strongly condemned and opposed the so-called sanctions by the US, Canada, the UK and the EU against them, saying the sanctions “are nothing but a piece of wastepaper,” as they have no assets in those countries and regions, nor do they want to go there.
The US is trying to rebuild its alliance with Europe with the slogan made by Joe Biden "America is back," as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting Belgium to talk to NATO allies for so-called common challenges, including China and Russia, but to what extent Europe and other US allies would regain the trust on Washington is still a question, as analysts said no one knows what would happen in 2024, there is no guarantee that Donald Trump or Trumpism would not return.
Shortly after the European Union and several other Western countries imposed sanctions targeting China over alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang region, Chinese embassies in at least seven countries - Canada, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark - have lodged stern representations with local authorities, refuting rumors and lies about Xinjiang-related issues.
The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Wednesday released the official logo for activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC.
When the US vowed to return to multilateralism and try to fix its alliance by stressing values of "democracy and human rights" and forming cliques to confront other countries that reject US hegemony, China and Russia have stood up to break the silence and provide their definition of multilateralism and the values that the world should uphold.
The engagement of Chinese and US climate envoys at China co-hosted virtual multilateral talks on Tuesday would serve as a good start for direct bilateral communications and more detailed actions between the two biggest emitters in the world, whose current primary work on the issues is to rebuild mutual trust and manage differences, observers said.
The Chinese ambassador to France won widespread support from the Chinese public after he pushed back against radical words and deeds by some French politicians and pseudo-scholars over China's internal affairs in Xinjiang, and shrugged off French complaints and sought to make representations with French authorities over EU's sanctions on Chinese individuals and entities over Xinjiang as well as the Taiwan question.
The days when a few Western powers could wantonly interfere in China's internal affairs and smear China by making up stories and fabricating lies are long gone, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Guilin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) will award the "July 1 Medal", the highest honor of the CPC, for the first time to distinguished Party members on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, according to a press conference on the anniversary on Tuesday. The medal will be awarded in the name of the CPC Central Committee to those members who have made outstanding contributions to the Party in China's revolutions, reforms and construction, poverty eradication and the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects, said Fu Xingguo, deputy head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, at the conference.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Monday arrived in east China's Fujian Province for inspection.
A grand ceremony will be held to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) where outstanding Party members will be awarded with “July 1 Medals” for the first time, Party officials announced on Tuesday.
Premier Li Keqiang said Monday that China strives for higher quality and efficiency in stable economic growth, which requires sufficient employment, continued growth in income, and environmental improvements.
Australia, a member of the Five Eyes Alliance, has allowed debate on a motion to condemn "systematic breaches" of human rights over Uygurs by Chinese government, a move that Chinese experts view as a part of Washington's strategy in collusion with allies to contain China.
Shortly after EU announced to impose sanctions on four Chinese individuals and one entity, China reacted with tit-for-tat countermeasure by sanctioning 10 individuals and four entities that spread rumors about Xinjiang.
China's top legislature to deliberate Hong Kong electoral reform legislation by the end of March
A French scholar who recently engaged in a war of words with the Chinese Embassy to France was disdained by Chinese experts and officials on China-France affairs, with some expressing their support for the embassy's firm rebuttal against the claims of Antoine Bondaz, who appeared to be a "rising star" in some Western hawk-led anti-China circles engaging in another form of "political correctness."
Eight Hong Kong residents jailed in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province for illegally crossing the border were released by Shenzhen police and handed over to Hong Kong authorities on Monday after having completed their 7-month sentences.
Sri Lanka's Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana has lauded China's success in eradicating poverty.
The China-US high-level strategic dialogue in Anchorage, Alaska started intensely due to the US behavior without hospitality and diplomatic etiquette, and China's chief diplomats' tough response that impressed observers worldwide shows that China is not there to compromise on key issues and hear lectures, but to point out the US problems face-to-face and find solutions with sincerity.