China's epidemic control and prevention is one of the strictest. However, no matter how careful, there is always a risk of similar serious flaws in the future.
We use the PLA every day, every moment. Let's express our sincere respect to the army, offering them all the support we can give. I wish all the soldiers and their families, especially my comrades-in-arms, a happy Army Day.
It's Australia's double standard by criticizing China's strict measures in curbing the spread of the coronavirus, and now Canberra moves to send military to Sydney to help enforce a lockdown.
Duterte's decision to keep the VFA can be seen as a compromise to domestic pro-US political forces. It doesn't mean Manila will align itself closely with Washington to confront Beijing.
The combined power of the national security law for Hong Kong and the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law will provide firm and strong protection for the interests of Hong Kong people, who deserve a better future together with the country.
The global public health crisis can only end with a global victory. All countries are struggling to achieve an excellent comprehensive effect of the COVID-19 fight. We look forward to the moment when mankind will achieve a common victory. We have full confidence in the ultimate victory.
As the Foreign Policy article noted, what China offers is what developing countries actually want. China helps their basic infrastructure construction needed for economic development. This is much more tangible than US slogans of democracy and human rights. When America itself is immersed in the democracy and human rights pitfalls, how can it persuade other countries to adopt its ways?
The US is the super spreader of coronavirus and political virus.
The Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group's navigation to the South China Sea was the UK's effort to show its presence in the region. We seriously warn this group: They are obliged to remain restrained and obey the rules.
China's opposition to the World Health Organization's (WHO) plan to base phase-two research into the origins of COVID-19 on the lab leak theory was met with harsh criticism in the United States. Jen Psaki , White House Press Secretary for U.S. President said the administration was "deeply disappointed." For China and much of the world, the feeling of disappointment is mutual. The proposed WHO probe into the lab leak theory threatens to strengthen the hand of imperialism at the expense of global cooperation.
China has dismissed calls for a second inquiry into the origins of COVID-19 as requested by World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is facing increasing pressure from the U.S. and its allies to toy with the discredited and anti-scientific Wuhan lab leak theory.
If the US continues to stir up the South China Sea issue and add fuel to the fire, forcing Southeast Asia to get on its chariot against China, it may be disappointed no matter how hard the US manipulates.
China and India actually have room for cooperation and common interests in maintaining stability in Afghanistan.
From using counter-terrorism as the pretext for raking in resources and geopolitical interests, the US is now engaged in a terror-making campaign.
Our uncompromising will to fight using any necessary means was the decisive factor that deterred foreign power intervention and led to America's Civil War victory. To understand the PRC's grit on preserving one China we need only to look at ourselves in the mirror.
Instead of reflecting on the misconduct of its members', the FCCC is the pot calling the kettle black.
China will not engage in an all-out arms race with the US, but in China's coastal waters, we need to be determined to outcompete the US in terms of military capability.
It is not unanticipated that Western media made a huge fuss about two Western journalists questioned by a crowd in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province.
Will the Philippines change the balance it has stricken between China and the US after Duterte?
Jim Molan's latest words seem to indicate that he has realized that blindly following the US into conflicts with China means great danger to Australia.
From the outset the virus was infused with Cold War politics. Imagine if the first case of COVID-19 had occurred at the end of 2012 rather than the end of 2019. Many things would have been the same, but one would have been different. At the end of 2012, relations between China and the US were relatively benign; by 2019 we were in a different world.
GT Cartoon: Terrorizing COVID-19 origins tracing
What is going on in China has not been closely followed. It has instead been analyzed with American theory. But China is on a different path from the West, and the US. The “de-Americanization” is taking place.
The US may have replaced Donald Trump but Trumpism continues to reign in the country.
Americans should know as clearly as the Chinese do about what level of nuclear power China really needs to build.
Be it unprofessionally linking China's first gold medal to COVID-19 or attributing the Chinese people's enthusiasm for the Olympics to nationalist sentiment, CNN's goal is to tarnish China's international image.
Living in the past. Illustration: Chen Xia/GT
Biden's decision to end the US military's combat mission in Iraq is a part of the US' overall strategy of contraction from the Middle East.
The US is an expert in all kinds of warfare, including the Information War.
You have to come to your own senses and come to terms with China's hard power and also what's maybe called soft power or how Chinese society, the Chinese model has worked for many decades.
Although there are many differences and contradictions between the two major countries, it is a positive signal that China and the US are at least willing to sit down and try to ease tensions and cooperate through dialogue.
While the US is putting most of its efforts into its diplomatic layout on China, China needs to put most of its efforts into doing its own things well. That way, China will continue to advance and become unstoppable.
Coordinating with the US in disrupting the Asia-Pacific situation will only dwarf the UK's own national image, and weaken the attractiveness of the UK's global strategy.
In essence, Moscow and Beijing are not likely to follow Washington to place forces on the ground in Afghanistan.
By last Saturday, an open letter demanding that the World Health Organization investigate Fort Detrick has garnered over 10 million signatures in less than a week from Chinese netizens outraged by the US' tightened politicization of COVID-19 origins.
The Zhengzhou citizens' actions reflect how Chinese people have become wary of the Western media in recent years as they have been smearing and demonizing China.
US' allies including the UK do not have the desire of “decoupling” and engage in new cold war with China.
The US is facing many domestic problems, but it is too busy with the "China threat" to solve these problems.
We need to make sure that whatever Washington says is in vain, and let the world see its rhetoric as a joke. The world will ultimately see Washington paying the price for its wrong China policy.
Both China and the US may have very low expectations for the outcome of Sherman's visit. Washington is still walking on the wrong path, handling ties with Beijing in an irresponsible manner.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's potential achievements in his trip to Southeast Asia will be limited.
Mainstream US media outlets remained cautious with a disapproving view on the “lab leak” theory in 2020. Yet their stance took a U-turn by clamoring how credible a “lab leak” from Wuhan can be.
On Saturday night, the server of an online petition calling for the World Health Organization to investigate the Fort Detrick lab faced cyberattack launched from US IP addresses. We strongly condemn this cyberattack.
To solve the problems of bilateral relations, we open our door for talks. However, if we are offended, we will resolutely fight back till the end.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China announced a new list of sanctions against US personnel and entity on Friday evening, as a reciprocal countermeasure to the US' erroneous practice of imposing sanctions on seven deputy directors of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR.
When NBC was broadcasting the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, it used an incomplete map of China. The Global Times confirmed with our correspondents at the Olympics that the map was added by NBC during its broadcast. It's not part of the official Olympic live-stream. Some netizens posted on Twitter that when the Chinese Olympic team appeared in the opening ceremony, NBC's narrator attacked China and asked the audience "not to forget Hong Kong and Xinjiang."For a long time, NBC has been vicious to China and some people have criticized it on Twitter.
Important factors such as the unique advantages of “one country, two systems,” the strong protection offered by the national security law for Hong Kong, as well as the opportunities brought about by the Belt and Road Initiative and the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, all determine that international investors' confidence in Hong Kong is increasing day by day.
Even if the US can manipulate the WHO's origins tracing arrangements, it can never intimidate China.
If we are truly eager to mount all the difficulties tracking the origin of COVID-19, there must be a global perspective involving all relevant parties.
Uncle Sam is an addict to many things, including overdoses of carcinogen, placebo and, certainly, sleeping pills.
Consumers should pay attention to protect their privacy. They have the right to refuse unreasonable information collection.
In this context, China is actually the victim, not the villain, while Western governments are the real villains, not the victims that they present themselves as.
The Japanese ambassador's void promises and futile support carry no actual substance. It is simply out of the question that Japan, itself ensnared in the deteriorating pandemic, would lend a helping hand to Australia's economic plight.
If Washington tries to use China as a focal point to promote Quad mechanisms, its wishes will not be fulfilled easily.
America's primacy simply cannot survive, but for America to come round to accepting this will be a very traumatic, conflictual and long-drawn out process.
In dealing with extreme weather events, China's organization and mobilization capabilities will embody more advantages.
China does not oppose investigations. What it opposes is investigations based on presumption of guilt and making use of the investigations to play political tricks.
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On many issues, Washington says one thing and does another, making it unreliable.
The US can't unilaterally define the "guardrails" between the two countries out of its own interests, because they need to be defined by both China and the US to advance the interests of both countries.
What India is now pursuing is betting on both sides: While maintaining close relations with the Afghan government, it is also seeking to interact with the Taliban. New Delhi is putting its eggs in two baskets.
We can learn from what is called new China and its accomplishments of the last 100 years. Unfortunately we live in a country determined to tear all of that down. And we are left to be fearful of many ominous trends.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been increasing and alarming reports on hate crimes against Asians in the United States. Research from the University of California shows that anti-Asian hate crimes in the U.S. surged by about 150% in 2020, with New York City seeing the largest increase. Media reported that the number of hate crimes against Asians in 16 major U.S. cities rose by 164 percent in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year. Asians have become the targets of random attacks, robberies and even killings in supermarkets, parks, public streets and on the Internet.
Countries don't want to pick sides in a “new cold war” that no-one apart from the US wants. The divide is not between China and the US. It is between humanity and imperialism.
If there is really an arms race in Asia, Washington should assume the major responsibility.
With so many coincidences, it is hard not to think about the relationship between the novel coronavirus and the "e-cigarette disease" occurred in the US back in July, 2019.
The heavy rainfall in Central China's Henan Province has once again shocked the Chinese people's previous understanding of meteorological disasters and pushed us to rethink how to prevent such disasters from causing tragic consequences.
Ted Cruz's goal is definitely to be reelected as senator. An anti-China stance on the virus origins tracing issue could win him more eyeballs.
Empires in geopolitical competition always only focus on their own interests and security - this is one of the reasons why they are deeply trapped in this "graveyard of empires."
A Reuters article on Tuesday claimed that “Asia is sliding into a dangerous arms race as smaller nations that once stayed on the sidelines build arsenals of advanced long-range missiles.” If there is really an arms race in Asia, Washington should assume the major responsibility.
Henan is a Chinese province where there is stronger faith, stronger ability to organize and fight in the face of the huge disaster. It has the boundless power from the whole country to immediately mobilize support. On the whole, we have confidence in Henan as well as in the country.
Afghanistan has witnessed rapid changes lately. On the one hand, the US and NATO troops have been accelerating their withdrawal process. On the other, the Taliban has progressed quickly and taken control of more territory in Afghanistan. The current Afghan government has actively taken advantage of various diplomatic occasions for mediation, hoping to gain external support to negotiate with the Taliban for the future development path of Afghanistan.
The China-US competition will not be decided by which side is more able to make accusations. A strong US is not made by scolding other countries. If today's US wants to keep its strength by scolding and framing another major country, history will teach it a lesson.
US politicians wanted to "save" Iraq and Afghanistan, and now Cuba. But look at the countries that the US has "saved." Each of them now is in chaos, with vitality greatly sapped.
The economic, technological and military strengths of China and Russia are not only huge, but also have a wide-ranging influence. The US and the West are increasingly unable to provoke China and Russia at the same time.
The US government and its allies from Europe and the Asia-Pacific accused China of a global cyber hacking campaign that employed contract hackers. None of them has been able to present evidence to the world.
Instead of open cooperation, striving for cooperation with all countries of the world, consolidation of efforts, we see selfish manipulation of public opinion, attempts to use the situation to draw new dividing lines, demonstrate their superiority, and weaken independently developing countries, such as Russia and China. Therefore, Article 9 is important. It shows the consent of China and Russia to cooperation, their understanding of threats and readiness to confront together those who are ready for aggression against our countries.
The failure of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will not change the fundamental nature of the US' strategic culture.
A total of 1.2 million Chinese netizens have signed an online open letter as of Monday night, demanding the WHO investigate the US' Fort Detrick lab on COVID19 origins, and the number is fast increasing.
scientists generally believe that solely relying on vaccines is far from enough to defeat the virus. COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in England, but it's very likely they will be re-imposed again soon. As scientists have warned, the UK's policies will certainly represent a threat to the entire world during this period, as it will provide the ideal breeding ground for vaccine-resistant variants. The UK has become a stumbling block in the global pandemic fight.
The fundamental significance of ranking countries' anti-epidemic capacity is to provide advanced examples and effective reference solutions for other countries. Therefore, in the process of creating such indexes, domestic academic institutions and media should strengthen cooperation, and scholars should provide more scientific and rigorous evaluation and measurement standards from a professional perspective. Open data, clear indicators, and reasonable aspects are used in a scientific assessment of the global pandemic, as well as the ability to welcome open peer review.
There will be a higher probability that both sides could misjudge that the other side is launching cyber attacks. Washington must bear responsibility for this scenario. US allies which follow the US won't benefit either.
The establishment of a new diplomatic system with multiple subjects, forms and dimensions is not only necessary for the development of China's relations with Nepal, but also for China's diplomatic reform in the new era.
It can be argued that NATO has not played its due role in Afghanistan.
The situation around Afghanistan is rather complex, but China clearly knows what its national interests are. We should not create enemies for ourselves at this crunch time.
Virus origins tracing
The US vision to build DARC has particularly sounded the alarm for China. China must accelerate the building of its space counterattack capability and form a stronger deterrent to the US.
Neither China's target of terrorism in Xinjiang nor interactions with the Taliban has anything to do with religion or ethnicity. The rhetoric by @RFI_Cn is totally a straw man argument attempting to drive a wedge between China and the Islamic world.
From Texas power outages to Europe Floods, there are serious governance shortcomings in some Western countries' mechanisms. The West cannot look at the governance of other countries from a position of superiority.
If Islamabad has any need in this regard to combat terrorism, Beijing will surely provide assistance.
Any serious ranking would place China at the top of the list and the US far below it.
If the US wants to use the amount of resources in Afghanistan to deal with China, that would only be a drop in the bucket.
On July 16 local time, the US government arbitrarily issued the so-called "business advisory", which smeared the business environment in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and sanctioned officials of China's central government in Hong Kong.
On Friday, the US government issued an advisory to warn US businesses about risks to their operations and activities in Hong Kong, and sanctioned seven Hong Kong liaison office officials. This is the latest arrogant and empty bluster from the US side.
Singaporean political scientist Kishore Mahbubani voiced his objection to politicization of the tracing of coronavirus origins and called for the US to allow WHO teams to access its own facilities, in a recent interview with the Global Times.
We advise the US and the island of Taiwan not to misjudge the situation and not to underestimate our determination and will to punish their provocation. They must be prepared to face a sudden blow.
Hong Kong's future is bright as the national security law has been enacted for a year. The mainland views national security issues from an overall and long-term perspective and will not allow any risks that threaten the country's core interests.
In some turbulent countries, we must prove that the Chinese people are not to be provoked, especially to be killed. Anyone who lays murderous hands on the Chinese is bringing destruction on himself. In a word, even though a thousand miles away, those who commit terrorist attacks on our compatriots will pay.
Ghebreyesus' latest remarks show he has been under tremendous pressure from the US. WHO shouldn't succumb to US pressure to politicize the origins tracing. People hope to see insistence on scientific spirits and morality from the WHO.
Ridiculously, the US, with a cumulative number of more than 33.97 million cases and a death toll of over 608,000, both the highest in the world, has become the most “resilient” country in fighting the pandemic in “Covid Resilience Ranking”by Bloomberg.
Recently, hype over sneaker boxes is energizing youths in China.
China does not need lecturing or preaching from others, nor does it need to be told how to govern itself when its own trajectory has arguably been an enormous success story. The CPC changed China for the better, and it is always important to look at the whole than to cherry pick episodes from long ago.
Bloomberg, news service known for providing business and economic news, has recently become a media focus because of its latest “Covid Resilience Ranking,” on which the US takes the top spot. Bloomberg's list was taken by many as a reference for countries' effectiveness in fighting the pandemic. Ridiculously, the US, with a cumulative number of more than 33.97 million cases and a death toll of over 608,000, both the highest in the world, has become the most “resilient” country in fighting the pandemic. The country with the most abundant medical and technological resources is still seeing a daily increase of over 38,000 confirmed cases and 390 deaths. People have the reason to ask: Who exactly put together this farcical list?
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the intergovernmental organization is expected to see another expansion by granting the status of dialogue partners to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, a decision that was approved at the recent meeting of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.