China's State Council Information Office will in the near future issue a report on the human rights violations in the United States in 2020, an official statement said Monday.
In response to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's comments on the prosecution of 47 anti-government figures involved in illegal primaries in Hong Kong, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin defended the Hong Kong police for carrying out their duties in accordance with the law and said the prosecution is a legitimate law enforcement action.
The latest edition of Zijing magazine has published the full text of a recent speech by Xia Baolong, head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, concerning the standards and fundamentals for upcoming Hong Kong political reforms, in which the senior Chinese official mentioned some extreme rioters including Benny Tai, Joshua Wong and Jimmy Lai by name, saying that they should be severely punished.
China's top political advisory body to convene annual session on March 4
After the Chinese mainland announced its temporary ban, starting from Monday, on pineapples from the island of Taiwan to ensure biosecurity due to the detection of pests, the secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority that rules the island is trying to shift the blame to the mainland by claiming the ban is a "political practice." Mainland experts said the DPP authority is hyping the mainland's standard quarantine inspection measure in an attempt to politicize the matter to serve its own interests.
On Sunday, 47 anti-government figures in Hong Kong including local scholar Benny Tai Yiu-ting were formally charged with conspiring to subvert state power, as the imminent electoral reform in Hong Kong to ensure the city's political system meets the principle that only patriots govern Hong Kong is expected to become a major focus of the upcoming two sessions. The reform will fix the loopholes in the city's political system.
A high-profile anti-corruption case, seen as the "biggest corruption case in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region" related to a former secretary of the Party working committee of an economic development zone in Hohhot revealed on Saturday, left many netizens appalled at the massive amount of illicit money involved - more than 3 billion yuan ($463 million) - and the corrupt way the official acted to undermine the rule of law and betray the Party and people's trust.
Chinese central authorities on Sunday started to hold a two-day symposium in south China's Shenzhen to solicit opinions from representatives from all walks of life in Hong Kong on improving the special administrative region's electoral system and upholding "patriots governing Hong Kong."
Hong Kong scholar Benny Tai Yiu-ting, who illegally manipulated the city's election system, was due to report to local police on Sunday, local media reports said. He was expected to face formal charges and be put into jail.
China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi talked with Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar over the phone on Thursday, six days after the two countries held the tenth round of corps commander-level talks, in which the two countries had an in-depth exchange of views on issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector, and agreed to follow the consensus of state leaders.
US President Joe Biden has yet to appoint a new ambassador to China, but the US State Department said that the new ambassador's job is to "steward an approach to China that has competition at the center." Chinese analysts said on Thursday that US State Department statement sends a convoluted message, and that the new ambassador should work with China on rulemaking to ensure competition won't fall into another lose-lose confrontation.
Turning a blind eye to facts, certain countries fabricated and spread lies about Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong in vicious vilification of China, a Chinese diplomat said here Wednesday.
President Xi Jinping solemnly declared China's "complete victory" in eradicating absolute poverty during a conference in Beijing on Thursday. The announcement of this great miracle in the human history of poverty reduction came four months before the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which leads the world's most populous nation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday that China has scored a "complete victory" in its fight against poverty.
President Joe Biden's nominee for CIA director, William Burns, is scheduled to face the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday US time for his confirmation hearing, and Chinese analysts said that to nominate a career diplomat to lead the intelligence agency shows that the Biden administration wants espionage affairs to serve diplomacy.
An amended draft on public officers in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) states that district councilors shall be required to take an oath of upholding the Basic Law and pledging allegiance to the city. Otherwise, they will face disqualification and will be banned from participating in elections in five years.
The US is getting anxious amid news that Chinese COVID-19 vaccines are being delivered to more Latin American countries, including Uruguay that will receive its first batch from Sinovac on Thursday, while Pfizer deals with the region appear slow.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has refuted accusations made by the US State Department spokesperson that Beijing has been averting blame, saying that China has expounded its position multiple times with facts and data, and urges the US to establish constructive dialogue with China and bring China-US relations back to the right track.
President Xi Jinping will attend a commendation conference on poverty relief and deliver an important speech on Thursday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met representatives of space scientists and engineers who participated in the research and development of the Chang'e-5 lunar mission at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday.
Political parties and organizations from more than 80 countries reached a consensus on Monday, expressing opposition to interference in other countries' internal affairs under the pretext of human rights.
The Party chief of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region defended China's policy and debunked accusations of "forced labor" and "genocide" in the region at a virtual event on Monday, while representatives from foreign political parties at the event condemned some Western countries for using human rights as a cover to interfere in other countries' domestic affairs.
Top Chinese policymakers and political advisors made a clear point on Monday that conducting political and electoral reforms in Hong Kong to fix loopholes and ensure the principle of "patriots governing Hong Kong" has become an urgent task, which is likely to be clarified at the upcoming two sessions next week.
India is facing extremely severe COVID-19 infections, which required the country to adopt more draconian measures to curb further infections and launch rapid research on vaccine upgrades, Chinese experts said Monday after reports that a total of 240 new strains of COVID-19 have surfaced across India which saw a spike of infections since last week.
A briefing on stories of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Monday, with major politicians from across the world hailing the strong leadership of the CPC and the country's efforts in poverty alleviation and ethnic solidarity in Xinjiang.
China's top official on Hong Kong affairs urged Hong Kong to fully implement the political baseline of "patriots governing Hong Kong" by improving the electoral system to plug its loopholes to ensure that those who govern the city meet the relevant basic standards, including fully safeguarding sovereignty and national interests and never jeopardizing the socialist system led by the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Saturday stressed studying the Party's history as the CPC celebrates its centenary this year.
US President Joe Biden predictably used his first multilateral appearances since taking office to rally support from allies to confront China, but faced a wall, as cooperation with China is inevitable for Europe to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges and using "ideology" to glue the alliance together is losing its attraction.
The Biden administration takes another step in repairing allies and consolidating the West, as the Group of Seven nations (G7) virtual meeting kicks off on Friday, in which, however, a sense of "strange bedfellows" has been caught by international affairs pundits.
Xie Feng, former commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, has been appointed as vice minister of foreign affairs, the Global Times learned from the website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's comments refuting doubts cast by German media on China-Serbia cooperation won widespread applause from Chinese netizens on Thursday, as he said China delivered at a time when no one wanted to deliver anything to his country to help Serbia fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai was arrested by Hong Kong police on charges of "aiding criminals" and "colluding with foreign forces" while he is still in custody for suspected violations of the national security law for Hong Kong after he was denied bail.
Former trainees of vocational education and training centers in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region lambasted an overseas Uygur and sensational Western media reports, especially those from the BBC, for telling and spreading lies of "mass rape" and "forced sterilization" of Xinjiang women.
US President Joe Biden said on Thursday US time that he remains prepared for cooperation with China in his first speech on foreign affairs at the Department of State after his inauguration, while also calling China the US' “most serious competitor.” Chinese experts said this attitude is at least marginally more positive than the previous administration but a lack of clarity exists on how the US would like to cooperate.
US President Joe Biden might not be as provocative as the previous administration led by Donald Trump on the Taiwan question, as the State Department said that the so-called "one China policy" held by the US remained unchanged. Chinese experts noted that the new administration should convince China through actions, not words.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has given the thumbs up to using Miao embroidery to pass down ethnic, traditional culture, aid in the battle against poverty and promote rural vitalization.
Premier Li Keqiang heard a report on the domestic efforts for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to take effect and get implemented when chairing the State Council executive meeting on Wednesday, and called for deepening reform and opening-up to promote industrial upgrading.
As the detained anti-government figure and secessionist Jimmy Lai appeared before the Court of Final Appeal on Monday for his bail hearing for violating the national security law for Hong Kong, legal experts considered the case as a test of how Hong Kong's legal system interprets bail conditions under the national security law.
Amid sporadic COVID-19 cases in some Chinese cities and mounting pressure on preventing imported cases, this year's two sessions - the Fourth Plenary Session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) - the most important annual political events in China, will invite reporters who are already in Beijing to cover the events and will not be open to reporters applying from overseas.
China has officially withdrawn its recognition of British National Overseas, or BN(O) passports as a valid travel and ID document starting from Sunday (January 31) as the UK has begun accepting citizenship applications for BN(O)-eligible Hong Kong residents starting on the same day. Experts say this is just the first of many countermeasures that China can take to retaliate against the UK regarding the violation of China's sovereignty.
The central government's liaison office in Hong Kong has criticized Paul Harris, the new chairman of the city's Bar Association, who suggested the government should amend the National Security Law and who allegedly shielded the city's rioters in 2019.
Border issues should not be linked to bilateral relations between China and India, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday, in response to questions about the recent remarks made by Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on India-China relations.
Senior US officials' most recent remarks on China, which showed a puzzling stance mixed with hostility, bias and demands of cooperation, have brought no surprise to China, said Chinese experts on Thursday, adding that the US can't partner and confront with China at the same time.
Former trainees at the vocational education and training centers in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region attended a press conference in Urumqi on Wednesday, speaking of how badly they had been influenced by extremism and how they got rid of it and tried to get their life back through attending the training. They also debunked lies made by some Western media on being "forced" to pick up cotton.
In a rare move, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government chief Carrie Lam reported her work to Chinese President Xi Jinping via a videoconference on Wednesday - the first time since the city returned to the motherland in 1997, given the severe COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday heard the annual duty report from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor via video link, praising Lam on her "firm stand" on major issues such as national security, and stressed that the HKSAR must be governed by patriots.
China on Tuesday called on the new administration of US President Joe Biden to reverse what officials called the "wrong policies" toward China under former president Donald Trump, and instead take a positive and constructive approach to pull bilateral ties back to the right path, in a direct response to what analysts said was rather negative signals from the new US administration of repeating similar grievances and ill intentions that were a hallmark of the previous government.
When residents in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, look back to the first one or two weeks after the city entered an unprecedented lockdown on January 23, 2020, some remember those days as a struggle with a feeling of helplessness amid chaos, as the city - the first hit by the pandemic - was not sufficiently prepared for it. More importantly, neither Wuhan nor the country had ever experienced such a huge outbreak of disease before.
China's top legislator Li Zhanshu has stressed protecting the Yangtze River through the rule of law and called for a down-to-earth enforcement of the Yangtze River conservation law.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, stressed leveraging the guiding and safeguarding roles of strict Party governance in every respect to ensure the development goals and tasks of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) are fulfilled.
Shanghai found six local confirmed COVID-19 cases in its most populous downtown Huangpu district on Thursday, two months since the last local case was reported in the city, local health authority said on Friday.
Following China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's recent speech at a regular press conference urging the US to open its Fort Detrick Laboratory to inspectors on Monday, this somewhat mysterious biological lab that handles sensitive disease resources in Maryland has become a hot topic on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
At the heavily guarded US Capitol, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the US. During his inaugural address, he mentioned "unity" at least 8 times, though he admitted that unity sounds like a "foolish fantasy," and vowed to bring the country out of its historical crisis and challenge.
The Taiwan Affairs Office of China's State Council and the government of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions lammed former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over bad behavior on the Taiwan question and his smear against Xinjiang, as China announced sanctions on 28 anti-China US politicians on Wednesday night, including Pompeo.
Though the ongoing session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee has not included Hong Kong-related issues on its agenda, reform of the city's electoral process has been widely discussed among Hong Kong delegates to the NPC, policy advisors and experts on Hong Kong affairs, and some suggest the need to set up a political scrutiny mechanism to make sure 'those who rule Hong Kong are patriotic.'
On the first day when Joe Biden sits behind the Resolute desk, what would be waiting for the 46th president of the US would probably be tons of documents and classified files describing how huge the coronavirus disaster this country has been facing over the year, exactly one year since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sounded the alarm about the outbreak.
An online survey conducted by the Global Times shows Chinese internet users' overwhelming negativity and mockery of the controversial US President Donald Trump, who started a trade war and other types of provocation against China.
As the end of Donald Trump's presidency draws nigh, thousands of Chinese netizens have commented and interacted with a Global Times post that asked them to describe the controversial outgoing US president and his contentious tenure in a few key words or phrases, with the overwhelming consensus being one of negativity and mockery toward the 45th president of the US.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the Davos Agenda of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and deliver a speech via video link on January 25, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday, marking the first major diplomatic event of the new year for the Chinese president at a critical time when the world remains engulfed in a COVID-19 pandemic and lasting disruptions to global cooperation from unilateralism orchestrated by the US.
The Chinese mainland has listed deterrence against secessionist activities by "Taiwan independence" forces and interference by foreign forces as key work arrangements for the year 2021, said China's top political advisor at an annual work conference on Taiwan affairs.
Liaison office of central govt in Hong Kong strongly denounced “sanction farce” by US on so-called primary election in HK, saying constant smearing of National Security Law and “one country, two systems” will only make the world clearly see the US' ugly face of hegemony
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping on Friday sent a message to Thongloun Sisoulith, congratulating him on election as the general secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee.
At the very last moment of the Trump administration, officials like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and some diplomats in his Department of State have found that they were unwelcome abroad, whether in Taiwan or Europe, so they have lost their only remaining capability to make trouble for the incoming Biden administration, said Chinese experts.
Western hypocrisy and double standards, which usually point the finger at China's information security and the application of AI technology, have been thoroughly exposed, with the US dealing with Capitol Hill rioters.
Just days ahead of a power transfer in the US, several positive signs - from solid progress for the phase one trade agreement, encouraging words from China's top leader, to news of potential engagement between Chinese officials and the new US administration - emerged on Thursday, pointing to a potential shift in China-US trade ties away from an erratic approach by Donald Trump to a more predicable path under Joe Biden.
The accusation of "forced labor" against Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is the "lie of the century" made by the US and some Western countries, while the US itself is the country that has problems of forced labor, with people's health and security going unprotected, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a press conference on Thursday.
China's State Council, the cabinet, promoted Yu Jianhua, who has been serving as a vice minister of commerce, to become China's international trade representative, a key position for trade negotiations with other countries, the Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday.
Conspiracy theories and smears have arisen ahead of a visit by WHO experts to Wuhan to investigate the origin of COVID-19. A new, but also “old” smear came from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as well as the country's media outlets.
The declassification of the Trump administration's strategy in the Indo-Pacific region shows it intends to pressure Joe Biden to continue its hawkish policy toward China, said Chinese observers, urging the upcoming US government, when dealing with issues in the region, not to fall into Trump's trap.
The cancellation of all US State Department travel, which was not unexpected, was due to the Trump administration being unwelcome both domestically and internationally, as American political parties and the international community, including Europe, have fully realized its extreme destructive nature, especially that of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chinese analysts said, adding that Pompeo citing the Biden transition as the reason for the cancellation was only an excuse.
Why has the West misunderstood and showed bias toward China's political system and economic development?
There are some people from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region currently living overseas who are being coaxed or coerced by the "three evil forces - separatism, extremism, and terrorism" to lie about their family members "going missing" in Xinjiang, a spokesperson of the Xinjiang regional government told a press conference on Monday.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday refuted the joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of Australia, Canada, UK and US over the arrested Hong Kong anti-government figures, saying it is "appalling" to see some foreign government officials make comments that seemingly suggest people holding certain political beliefs should be immune to legal sanctions.
With the support of the mainland's public security authorities, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) have overcome challenges and protected the rule of law in ending the riots and safeguarding sovereignty, HKPF commissioner Chris Tang Ping-keung said in a congratulatory message to the Ministry of Public Security on Sunday, saying that HKPF is proud to be part of the Chinese police force.
Descriptions that US President Donald Trump is "half-dead, or dying on social media" were widely shared by Chinese netizens on Friday, who believe Trump's Twitter and Facebook accounts will eventually be permanently banned after he turns over power to Joe Biden.
The US government continues to play its "Taiwan card" against China, with an announcement that the US ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft will visit Taiwan as well as holding a "political-military dialogue" with the island amid the turbulent White House power transition.
China may require the US Consulate General in Hong Kong to slash staff, register with the Chinese authorities, and restrict its activities, and it may also consider investigating some Americans or American enterprises, if the US imposes more sanctions over Hong Kong, Chinese analysts said.
The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday held a meeting to hear a series of work reports.
Words like "Karma," "retribution" and "deserving" were frequently mentioned in Chinese netizens' comments when they saw the latest episode of the US' real version of House of Cards - which saw Trump supporters storming the Capitol, messing up House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, clashing with police officers and looting items. The pictures went viral in US, Chinese and international news outlets after the riots began Thursday morning.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a ban on US transactions with eight Chinese mobile apps, in his latest move to further escalate a long-running tech war against China even as he is expected to leave the White House in just about two weeks.
The US is scheduled to hold a "political-military dialogue" with the island of Taiwan on Thursday via video conference, a further provocation of China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
When Chinese people became bored while staying at home most of the year in 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the farces of the US election in 2020-21 have provided a great amount of entertainment and there continue to be endless updates streaming in about the current US political situation and the presidential elections to Chinese social networking platforms.
Huarong ex-chairman sentenced to death for bribery, bigamy
The US is at risk of a systemic crisis, observers said, as US President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn his election defeat by threatening Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to find enough votes, days before Congress meets on Wednesday to formally count the votes from the Electoral College.
More Chinese cities have begun mass COVID-19 vaccinations after the New Year holidays as China has approved its domestically produced vaccine for general use and expanded its scope of vaccination during the winter and spring seasons with the country soon embracing its largest holiday travel season by mid-February.
The State Council, China's cabinet, has made arrangements to optimize the country's business environment by streamlining administrative procedures and strengthening regulation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China stands ready to work with Argentina to promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation and advance the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
The year 2020 is a difficult year for not only China but also the rest of the world due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and a series of knock-on effects on the world.
China has made historic achievements in eradicating absolute poverty. It was a problem that has plagued the Chinese nation for thousands of years. It is also a victory for humanity
Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to release revised regulations on military equipment.
US sanctions have no legal effect on the Chinese mainland and in Hong Kong, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) addressed in its statement on Thursday, stressing that sovereignty is essentially non-negotiable and core interests are impossible to be compromised.
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal revoked the bail order of Jimmy Lai, Apple Daily founder and a notorious anti-government figure, on Thursday, ending his short eight-day bail period as his case concerning the violation of the national security law for Hong Kong has been processing.
China's GDP is expected to exceed 100 trillion yuan ($15.38 trillion) in 2020. China has become the first major economy in the world to register positive growth for the year: Xi
China to start new journey to fully build modern socialist country: Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers 2021 New Year speech
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday stressed concerted efforts to make greater breakthroughs in the reform at China's new development stage.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a New Year speech to ring in 2021 at 7 pm Thursday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed that solving issues related to agriculture, rural areas and farmers is the top priority for the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Shenzhen's Yantian District People's Court began the trial of 10 Hong Kong residents who had been detained in August for illegally entering mainland Chinese waters, with the court hearing the public prosecution's opinions as well as the suspects' defense. It will announce sentencing on another day, the court said on Monday.
China firmly opposes the remarks made by the US Embassy in China concerning the 12 Hong Kong residents who were detained in August for illegally entering Chinese mainland waters, and those remarks ignore the facts and confuse right and wrong, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a routine press conference on Monday.