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.
National People's Congress(NPC) approved Saturday that the Fourth Plenary Session of the 13th NPC and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, namely the two sessions, will convene starting from March 5 and 4 respectively in Beijing.
The year 2020 – the most turbulent year of the 21st century – is not only reshaping the world in many aspects, but also fundamentally changing the mindset of many Chinese people in the way they perceive China and the nation's relations with the world.
The nerve of Hong Kong pan-democratic legislators has been touched after local media said that China's top legislative body is mulling to handle “troublemakers” directly, which later proved to be false as experts said the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government should and is able to handle it after recent legislation.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was granted a HK$ 10 million ($1.29 million) bail on Wednesday by the Hong Kong High Court after being charged with fraud and violating the national security law for Hong Kong.
Tam Yiu-chung, Hong Kong's delegate to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), told the Global Times on Wednesday that no Hong Kong-related issues are on the agenda of the ongoing meeting of China's top legislative body.
Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to release regulations on military logistics, which will serve as the main rules in relevant field.
Experts from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan said on Tuesday that if the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) separatist authority continues its provocation, the road to reunification will be formally put on the agenda from the legal perspective, as the possibility of a new legislation to push reunification with the island is being hotly discussed across the Straits.
Nathan Law, one of the head secessionists behind Hong Kong's social turmoil last year, said Monday that he has applied for asylum in the UK. A Hong Kong legal expert said that Law's asylum bid is not worth immediate tough countermeasures from the central government as he is "another pawn putting on a political show."
China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson has reiterated China's timeline of its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak in response to accusations from an article of The New York Times, claiming that it concealed information at the start of the epidemic.
Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) celebrated its 21st anniversary since returning to the motherland on Sunday, with a flag-raising ceremony and a reception. The SAR Chief Executive credited Macao's achievements to the motherland, and vowed further integration.
An outspoken pro-establishment LegCo lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu plans to establish a center for national security education with 8 million Hong Kong dollar ($1.03 million), aiming to supervise reforms of liberal studies subjects at local schools while reporting public opinion to the new national security committee and other relevant authorities to further implement the national security law for Hong Kong.
China's tone-setting Central Economic Work Conference concludes in Beijing
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has put himself under isolation after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. Chinese internet users believe that Pompeo's quarantine and previous White House infections showed that the Trump administration's contempt for scientific epidemic-prevention measures has backfired, and they should be blamed for the 17 million patients in the US.
A team of international experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to visit China in January as part of their global study on the origins of the novel coronavirus. One team member believed the China trip will start from Wuhan, where COVID-19 cases were first reported, but may also extend to outside the country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday congratulated the complete success of the Chang'e-5 mission that brings back the country's first samples collected from the moon.
Twelve Hong Kong residents who had been detained in August for illegally entering into the mainland waters since they wanted to escape to the island of Taiwan to avoid being charged for their acts during the 2019 turmoil in Hong Kong, were formally charged by Shenzhen Yantian People's Procuratorate on Wednesday.
The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Wednesday that the Chinese mainland will take all necessary measures to resolutely smash any secessionism attempts and safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, in response to a question on whether the mainland will introduce a national reunification law.
China's economic activity rolled ahead in November as both retail sales and industrial output growth accelerated, while multiple sectors across private investment, industrial profits and the services industry reported positive growth for the first time this year, official data showed on Tuesday, painting a picture of the country's robust economic recovery that has by no way slowed down in spite of external coronavirus threats and global political uncertainties.
Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, the notorious Hong Kong media tycoon who faces a series of criminal charges including fraud and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security, has applied for bail again after being denied twice. He has applied directly to the High Court, and is scheduled to be heard on December 23, Hong Kong media reported.
Some pro-separatism Taiwan media outlets started flattering Katherine Tai, the potential new top trade representative of the US selected by US President-elect Joe Biden, because of her Taiwan-linked background even though her parents and grandparents were from the Chinese mainland.
Some Western media, using an alleged name list of 1.95 million members of the Communist Party of China (CPC), have launched a new round of witch hunts by accusing the people on the list of working in foreign consulates in China and foreign companies' Chinese branches for intelligence purposes, even though the authenticity of the database has been highly questionable.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Somali President Mohamed Farmajo exchanged congratulatory messages on Monday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
There are no historical disputes between China and Australia, and the two countries had very good official and non-governmental cooperation exchanges in the past, said scholars from both countries at a webinar on Thursday.
The mission of China to the EU on Sunday confirmed the detention of a Chinese national for national security reasons in response to a question regarding the actions of a Bloomberg employee.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is going to announce the oath-taking procedures for its public officials, which requires all civil servants to take an oath or sign a declaration of support for the Basic Law and allegiance to the HKSAR, local media reported.
US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced their support on Twitter to Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, a media tycoon and instigator of Hong Kong riots with collusion with the US, who has been charged with "colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security."
As the bilateral relationship between the world's two largest economies has been spiraling down to the freezing point under the Trump administration, politicians, business leaders and academics are now looking into a major question of concern: whether it's time to reset the bilateral ties and whether China-US relations damage can be repaired?
Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai is denied bail after being charged under the national security law for HK. His case was adjourned until Apr 16, 2021
When asked about whether the case of Jimmy Lai signaled crackdown on freedom of speech and free press using the excuse of national security, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said that it's not China, but some other countries that arbitrarily crack down on Chinese individuals, institutions and enterprises in the name of "national security."
Anti-govt Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, deemed a “modern-day traitor” for instigating riots and anti-govt protests, was charged under national security law for Hong Kong for colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security, local media TVB said.
A senior Chinese legislator on the US' sanctions list on Thursday called for American companies to make positive efforts in putting China-US relations back-on-track.
China on Thursday announced decisions to impose reciprocal sanctions against US officials in its executive and legislative branches, non-profit organization (NGO) representatives and their family members in response to the latest US sanctions on 14 Chinese deputy state-level officials.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced countermeasures in response to the US latest sanctions on 14 National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee vice chairs, covering US officials in the administrative department, Congress and non-profit organization (NGO) representatives and their direct family members who have behaved badly on Hong Kong affairs.
Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu has clarified some major issues of concern after Western media and politicians, including the Canadian Prime Minister and foreign minister, called the arrest of Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor “coercive diplomacy” in response to the detention of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry slammed the US government over its accusations that China is wiping out languages, cultures and religions of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Robert W. Forden, chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy to China, on Tuesday to express solemn opposition to the US State Department announcement of sanctions on 14 vice chairs of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Putting 14 Chinese officials from the country's top legislature on the new sanction list over the Hong Kong issue shows that the Trump administration, with its final act of hysteria against China, is now bypassing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and directly confronting China's highest organ of power, Chinese scholars said, suggesting that Beijing come up with more countermeasures such as further reducing staff of the US consulate in Hong Kong.
China and the US are likely to prioritize trade and business dialogues, while diplomatic dialogues could reopen after Joe Biden takes office in January, meanwhile it would be a slow process for the two countries' return to cooperation.
Following media reports that the US government has been mulling new sanctions on at least 12 Chinese officials for the recent disqualification of Hong Kong Legislative Council lawmakers, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying reiterated China's position of opposing US interference in China's internal affairs through Hong Kong-related issues.
As the Hong Kong government and judiciary show resolution in punishing secessionists and restoring social order, Ted Hui Chi-fung, the recently absconded former opposition lawmaker, told the media on Saturday that all his bank accounts with millions of Hong Kong dollars in "life savings" had been frozen after he absconded.
As the tension between the Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan grows and some foreign media even predicted that the US could make more provocations to escalate the matter, experts from the two sides of the Taiwan Straits said that reunification between the mainland and the island of Taiwan will not be realized without military pressure.
The Chinese UN ambassador Zhang Jun on Thursday called to bring foreign forces stationed in other countries' territories to justice for their criminal behaviors, after the recent atrocities by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan shocked the world.
A total of 152,850 officials have been held accountable across China this year for violating the eight-point regulation, rules that were released by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee in December 2012 to improve Party and government conduct.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said Thursday that China has accomplished its poverty alleviation target of the new era as scheduled and achieved a significant victory that impresses the world.
As more countries, including the UK, Japan and Russia, are eager to roll out massive vaccination programs to combat the deadly coronavirus, China stressed a scientific and diversified pathway to mass vaccination that can satisfy global criteria.
Helping people get a job and "forced labor" are two different concepts. Does the US want to create "forced unemployment" and "forced poverty" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region by cracking down on local enterprises through sanctions?
The sentences given on Wednesday to three high-profile Hong Kong secessionists, including Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, were termed by observers as an “alarm-ringing” lesson for the city's youngsters, some of whom have been poisoned by the rioters' bad influence.
Australian broadcaster Chris Smith's recent use of "whataboutism" to defend Aussie troops' war crimes in Afghanistan and hit back at China were mocked by Chinese netizens, after he used a series of examples such as the killing of Communist Party of China (CPC) members, committed by the former Republic of China (ROC) regime, to attack the current Chinese government.
Chinese netizens have thrown their support on social media for the Chinese cartoonist who created a picture based on an inquiry report issued by the Australian Defense Department which reveals Australian soldiers' crimes in Afghanistan after he published a new illustration titled To Morrison. The illustration features Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison covering bodies with the Australian national flag while asking a young painter who documented the murders to apologize. The new picture came in response to Morrison's demand for an apology from China over a tweet by a Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
The lander-ascender combination of China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe has successfully landed on the Mons Rumker area of the huge volcanic plain Oceanus Procellarum, known as the "Ocean of Storms," on the near side of the moon on Tuesday evening, China's National Space Administration said.
No matter how successfully China has contained the spread of the coronavirus with all-out efforts and how the country has passed on its experiences of handling the pandemic to the world in a timely manner, some Western media has not given up its longstanding prejudices and ideological biases when looking back at the past year, after American broadcaster CNN came up with a so-called classified file on Tuesday in an attempt to sensationalize obsolete issues and mislead the world again.
Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the illustration featuring an Australian soldier murdering a child is based on facts and not a "fake photograph," pointing out Australia's attempt to divert public attention from its inhumane crimes in Afghanistan.
The Macao Special Administrative Region will study the optimization of the national security supporting laws, and consider bringing legislation soon, the Macao Secretary for Security said on Monday.
The Chinese cartoonist who created a picture based on the facts of Australian soldiers' crimes in Afghanistan has a message for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison: divert your anger to Australian soldiers who committed the atrocity, not at me or the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in response to Morrison's demand for an apology from China over a tweet by a Foreign Ministry spokesperson featuring a cartoon depicting an Australian soldier murdering a child.
Former Xinjiang deputy governor Ren Hua has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from her position for corruption, defying organizational reviews and engaging in superstitious activities, according to China's top disciplinary watchdog.
Chinese observers said the Australian prime minister's demand for an apology from China over a tweet by a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson showing an Australian soldier murdering a child is an attempt to divert public attention from Australia's inhumane crimes in Afghanistan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday ordered the armed forces to strengthen training under real combat conditions and raise the capability of winning wars.
Mainland authorities have vowed to punish a handful of diehard Taiwan secessionists who keep to instigate confrontation and sabotage peace across the Straits.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that more opportunities should be created for vulnerable groups to shake off poverty.
China to honor its commitment to peaking carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, achieving carbon neutrality by 2060: Xi
At the end of a tough year in which the world has badly suffered from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) sat together and jointly revealed a new vision for the next two decades. It offers a crucial growth engine for the global economy in the post-pandemic era and a rosy prospect for international community, which is in need of comprehensive cooperation, experts said on Saturday.