In opposing a new cold war, Beijing can only hope that the power of American people is greater than the operational energy of the US government and some political elites against the tide of the times.
The Chinese mainland announced on Sunday suspension of imports of cherimoya and wax apples from the island of Taiwan due to the discovery of a known pest in recent shipments. This has led to bitter complaints from some politicians on the island.
Biden clamors that "America is back." But what has been happening in the US cannot stop people from doubting: Can the US be saved?
As long as China does not exploit its military strength to seize islands and reefs in the region, AUKUS has barely any reason to exist. In this context, it will be sheer nonsense for AUKUS to regard China as an ...
Universal Beijing Resort officially opened to the public on Monday. It's delightful that China's opening-up has yielded another fruit. There is a Hong Kong Disneyland and a Shanghai Disneyland both in South China. Now with Universal Beijing Resort in the north, a total of three mega foreign theme parks have arrived in China, two of which operate respectively in the largest city of the North and South China. These parks have constituted the outline of China's opening-up. It is also an indicative of China's economic progress and increasingly national consumption capacity. The consumption outlook of China's middle classes has been constantly refreshed and modernized.
The war in Afghanistan launched by the US has been a real tragedy. The Pentagon's latest statement confirms this.
US Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of the US Central Command, admitted Friday that a US drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 29 "was a mistake" that killed as many as 10 civilians including up to seven children. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin later expressed his "deepest condolences to surviving family members of those who were killed," saying, "we will endeavor to learn from this horrible mistake."
Just like thieves that cry 'stop thief,' agencies that claim to defend human rights and democracy, and even name themselves with these exact words, may be tarnishing the common pursuit of humanity. To discover what an agency truly stands for, one needs to put in some effort to find out that its financiers wield carrots as well as sticks. The largest pile of cash makes for the most vociferous of institutions. The new session convened at the Human Rights Council now offers us an opportunity to unveil some big names and their hidden agenda.
The SCO's positive role and NATO once again constitute a sharp contrast regarding the Afghan issue. NATO is indeed an expert in causing havoc. The US and the West ran away leaving a mess in Afghanistan. Now the SCO, out of a high sense of responsibility, comes to help Afghanistan. It's clear which one is good.
The psychological blow of AUKUS on Japan and India will last for a period of time. The US administration has not reached a balance between its own interests and those of its allies and partners. AUKUS' negative impact on the Quad and the US itself will outweigh its positive impact.
Washington flaunts its strength on the spur of the moment, but history will surely nail the incumbent US government's ugly move on the pillar of shame.
In the past, people might believe that the US' politics could gradually overcome its own shortcomings. But it turns out these shortcomings have instead become stubborn problems that cannot be overcome. The US system is losing its appeal and more.
EU's faith to becoming a geopolitical power is not only a response to the era of major power competition, but also the result of losing confidence in US. They will keep cooperating under alliance framework. Unfortunately, the framework is getting rickety.
US wages war around the world for its hegemony instead of "human rights"
India will continue to pursue its major power status. But serving as a staging post for US, India will merely play the role as a follower. As a result, India's international status and image will be undermined, so will be its national interests.
The US Congress' stated reasons for supporting Taiwan island's secession are hollow and rooted in ulterior motives. Members do not care about Taiwan island beyond its utility in serving their political ambitions. Congress already knows the US will lose a war with China over Taiwan island, but rearming after experiencing defeat will generate more good business.
Some Western media outlets are deliberately trying to use the #MeToo movement as a tool to incite gender antagonism and even a "color revolution" in China. But Chinese people have the ability to tell what is real and what is transgression in camouflaged clothes.
The US and its allies are messing up the world. They are even touching the bottom line of the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Here comes an interesting question: Who is more capable of withstanding the global chaos? China or them?
Chinese ambassador was banned from British Parliament. Reciprocal retaliatory actions should be taken against the British Ambassador to China. The British envoy should not be allowed to enter the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in the future.
How does the US, which ranks first in terms of the numbers of infections and deaths, have the poise to hold a virtual global COVID-19 summit? The US may not expect the summit to have any substantial effect, but wants to make it a platform to showcase its leadership.
US military contractors benefited most from war on terror
The world today is undergoing a series of profound changes unseen in a century. Now, owning the hearts and supports of the people is the greatest strength instead of being “armed to the teeth.” Washington is clearly on the wrong path. And it is not qualified to speak to the world “from a position of strength.” What happened in Afghanistan is just another example of how Washington's acts of hegemony on the international stage continue to lead to serious consequences.
If China's prosperity reaches the level of the West's, it will share its benefits with the world. This is what Beijing has been doing. But apparently, Western elites don't accept such a vision. As China develops, these people will create more troubles for China.
There's a very simple reason why our narratives align with the CPC narratives and it's not hard to understand - we're here, we see it, we know what's happening and we report truthfully about it. It's hardly a coincidence that the CPC narrative happens to be the same as ours - they're the architects of it!
Currently, the US is in a dilemma. If it doesn't contain China, China is likely to surpass the US in some areas. But if it does so, it will lose the benefits from China's development.
The SCO can play an important role in the Afghan issue because it represents an international voice to express SCO member states' position and concerns about Afghanistan. This is a positive step. It holds the potential to greatly promote the coordinated resolution of the Afghan issue.
Strong military strength, especially strategic nuclear power, has made the US in deep awe of confronting China. To prevent military conflicts between China and the US, the US must retreat from provoking China's core interests.
Against the backdrop of China-US and Russia-US confrontations, it will be a trend for China, Russia, and Iran to increase their unity. The three Eurasian countries are important for the region. Their solidarity, particularly cooperation through the SCO platform, will be a counterbalance or deterrence to the US.
Results of War on Terror
The recent letter from Stanford University showed that at least 177 professors are still rational and vigilant toward the resurgence of McCarthyism.
Can the Chinese people still travel especially during the National Day holidays? Local officials should not be panicked. They shouldn't advocate “staying put during the holidays” easily.
China and ASEAN countries should regard South China Sea as a "test field" of building the maritime community with a shared future. In this way, we can truly build the South China Sea into a common homeland of regional countries for shared prosperity, and contribute to the human being's peaceful use of oceans and the establishment of a new maritime order.
The right of foreign ships to navigate in the sea areas under the sovereign jurisdiction of the coastal state is not derived from freedom of navigation. The claim that such right of navigation is equivalent to freedom of navigation will obviously undermine the rights of the coastal state. It will hence upset the balance of rights and obligations between the coastal state and other states.
This issue should not be left unsettled. The Hague should act. The UN should give an explanation. International opinion should call for justice.
Sending PLA fighter jets over the island of Taiwan is a step we must take. The move will pose a fundamental warning to the Taiwan authorities and bring about reconstruction of the situation across the Taiwan Straits.
Japan LDP leadership election candidates target China
As the virus continues to hit, the problems for the West are thornier, because they have to be prepared for social chaos or even deeper crises as their anti-pandemic measures have started shaking their core liberal values.
Although India has not formally joined the Five Eyes, it has established different forms and levels of intelligence sharing with members of the group. In this regard, China must be vigilant against the future impact of intelligence sharing between India and the Five Eyes.
No matter who wins the race for leadership of Japan's LDP, there is already a consensus within the party on continuing policies that emphasize a close US-Japan alliance. Thus, the China-Japan ties will likely keep the status quo or even deteriorate.
Afghanistan is not just a war that went wrong, as the many mistakes in the American war in Afghanistan are shared by four American presidents.
The dissolution of the Hong Kong Alliance is the long-awaited result of HK's righteous forces. The organization was a running dog fed by overseas forces. It had been a cancer to Hong Kong that must be removed completely.
If the US renames Taiwan island's mission, the Chinese mainland should respond to it in a punitive way no lighter than it did with Lithuania. It's anticipated China will recall its ambassador to the US. It's likely the “lowest diplomatic reaction.
The current international order will be unsustainable with the West's continuing move of shifting responsibility. Developing countries need to join hands to cope with the challenges brought by the decline of the West.
Trump skips joining Biden at 9/11 memorial ceremonies
The first India-Australia 2+2 dialogue indicates the two countries are warming up to each other. But as their cooperation is unbalanced – concentrating merely in politics, but little in economy, there is nothing for China to worry about.
The US, which is supposed to be a country with a well-developed system of the rule of law, cannot fix its own problems. Moreover, no one is being held accountable for the problems.
China did not follow the path of the great powers vying for global domination. Instead, China transcends ideological differences that partially explain the country's economic successes.
The world will become more pluralistic in the future. The great power relations will not be able to completely dominate global affairs. The US' belief in great power competition is clearly out of date. Washington needs to think about its strategy of great power competition with caution.
In today's world, the real conflict should not be between opposing political systems or differing ethnicities, but rather between the forces of modernity, competence and development on the one hand, and those of ignorance, exploitation and oppression on the other. By this calculus, China and the US should be sitting on the same side of the table.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The attacks, which killed at least 2,996 people on that very day, convulsed the US. "America Attacked" was the headline on the front page of a major American newspaper. An angry US launched the war in Afghanistan within a month and the war in Iraq a year and a half later. Before the Afghanistan War, the American public discussed the idea of using nuclear weapons in retaliation.
Though it is a major event, 9/11cannot change the logic of globalization and cannot affect China's national system and the Chinese people's dream and diligence.
It would be hardly surprising if the serviceman talking to local children were actually looking into an Afghan child's eyes for the first time.
Is Japan really unaware of the potential risk of contaminated water? Not necessarily.
The US wants to show off and pull a stunt with 100-percent security, but this is never the way major powers deal with each other.
The elderly should not become “marginalized” in the digital age.
The US seems to approach other cultures and other sets of values as manifestations of incomplete social and political modernizations.
The US administration deliberately came up with an obscure concept of "international terrorism.”
Japanese officials are talking about the Taiwan question in a more provocative tone. Japan does not have the ability to make the Taiwan question “Japan's business.” Whatever they say, their goal is to win support from the US.
From Taliban to Taliban
The common will of the Hong Kong society to safeguard the rule of law brooks no misinterpretation. Once again, we sternly warn some Western politicians that they must obey international law and the basic norms governing international relations, stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs, and cease disturbing Hong Kong's rule of law.
The US and the UK's political maneuver in Hong Kong was easily defeated in the face of the national security law for Hong Kong. This shows that Hong Kong is part of China and is under China's sovereignty.
$1 billion invest annually from US to Pacific islands to counter Beijing? Not likely.
EU should act against the specter of a new cold war between the West and China.
European leaders talk about a confrontation between "democracy" and "authoritarianism." They are extremely poorly educated in political philosophy and unable to understand the ideological stakes of the present moment. How can you criticize China if you have never even read a book about it? It is farcical.
Some Western countries and media outlets are still immersed in their own fantasies, sensationally hyping the "crises" surrounding China. In fact, most of China's neighboring countries are stable, as the center of the global economy is shifting from the US and Europe to Asia.
The US learnt the hard way that its power was not infinite, that it could not do whatever it wanted, that there were severe limits to what it could achieve. And it has paid a huge price in terms of lives and dollars, and how it is regarded in the world.
While China is competing with the US at sea, it must also make preparations for military frictions when the two sides fail to control their disputes, as well as the possible large-scale military conflicts afterwards. Once the situation gets out of control and triggers military clash between China and the US, we must give full play to our home field advantage. China will definitely win once there is a war.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday emphasized China's commitments to resolutely safeguarding United Nations' core role in international affairs. Wang called for countries and regions around the world to uphold multilateralism to safeguard world peace and stability.
Children make up more than a quarter of the weekly US COVID-19 cases
Afghanistan is a neighbor of China, and where the situation heads there does concern China's interests. But we are willing to believe that China's Afghan policy, from design to implementation, will be penetrated with the wisdom and prudence of the Eastern power, and it will beyond the imagination of many Western elites.
US' “20-year war” has come to an end, costing billions of dollars and causing hundreds of thousands of casualties among the Afghan people. What can the US learn from this? What lessons have been learned? Will it happen again?
The US anti-epidemic failure is the joint work of the Trump team and the Biden team. The reason that neither the Republican-led govt nor the Democrat-led govt managed to fight the virus is the malfunction of the US political system.
US did not hesitate to lash out at the new Afghan cabinet. But who made Taliban where it is today? If US is so against the force, why did it sit on negotiation table with Taliban, reached an agreement with it and abandoned Ghani government?
If the US cannot learn to live peacefully with a more confident country, this will be a disaster for them and the world. They need to respect a progressively growing economic power with a different ideology.
The way we left Afghanistan seems to intentionally leave a power vacuum with no care toward the population that we had been there to help or no idea of what was going to happen, but we knew what would happen, it is horrible.
20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
China's nuclear policy lacks transparency? The US and its allies try to use such narrative traps to confuse the world.
We oppose any policy adopted by the US and Western forces that would further worsen the situation in Myanmar. For us, their political declaration matters nothing to them but will only harm Myanmar.
“Permanent military presence” in Indo-Pacific is merely London's exaggerated illusion. Time for UK to wake up from colonial days and be cautious on China's doorsteps.
Modi's visit to the US signals he hopes India-US ties to move closer. A Chinese idiom goes, “Those who have the same illness sympathize with each other.” But as India leans closer toward the US, its strategic autonomy will continue to fall flat.
The Taliban should safeguard their national independence while avoiding conflict and confrontation especially in their interactions with the US and the West in general.
All around the world, America's own reckless and bombastic foreign policy has not articulated a "clash of civilizations" but accumulated in the proliferation of violent groups through political, social and economic destabilization.
Like a vulture, the AMIC has devoured the last bits of flesh from the crippled body of Afghanistan. It has raised its head to spot the next target. When their Eagle Eyes squint and fixate on another prey, we have no idea who's going to suffer. Yet we know for sure that somebody's got to make other big bucks.
It seems the Morrison administration will continue to stick with its hostile approaches in handling Australia's relations with China. It takes no crystal ball to foresee that Canberra will have to pay for such madness and arrogance.
The coming National Day holidays should become a new battle to improve our system of dynamically clearing COVID-19 cases. We have to try our best not to let the epidemic resurface.
Surging gun violence in the US killed many people including kids in the past few months
The truth is, even if China's GDP surpasses that of the US one day, our per capita wealth will be far less than that of the US, Europe and the entire Western world. But even so, Washington will not allow it. They believe that being poor is Chinese people's collective fate. The poverty in China is an indispensable prerequisite for the security of the US and the world.
Australian forces' decision to “challenge" China's amended Maritime Traffic Safety Law stands to simultaneously undermine the seriousness of international law, China's interests and regional security. It will be a no-win contest.
India blindly follows the US
European "initial entry force" should serve as a support for the EU's contribution to world and regional peace. It should not be abused by Washington as a tool for the EU to promote interventionism in the name of democracy, freedom and human rights.
Japan has limited choices. Even if it is unwilling to commit itself to defending Taiwan at home, it has to follow US' lead on the Taiwan question.
Some people say the year 2021 is witnessing the world economy obviously walking out of its darkest moment. They are perhaps right if we look at the numbers.
India's main purpose in catering to the West is to build its image as a so-called democracy by smearing China and Pakistan.
Although the Europe is anxious about being surpassed by China, it cannot afford “decoupling” with China. They may feel good by talking tough about China. But if they translate those words into actions, they are risking Europe's own future.
Political stance appears to be the only guidance for US media practices. When the US media praise China, they do not aim at studying from China to equal it, but to shame their political opponents.
Biden is facing many challenges.
Afghanistan is an independent sovereign state and belongs to the Afghan people. US and India's idea of ceding their influence in Afghanistan to others shows the arrogance of their hegemonic mind-set.
If Taiwan were to join the Quad, it would clearly cross the bottom line of the Taiwan question and violate China's Anti-secession Law. That way, resolving the Taiwan question by non-peaceful means would be a live option, rather than simply military exercise.
The impact of outsider perceptions regarding revolving door co-option of our senior officials should be addressed in depth; a new war that will certainly generate wealth for some, but possibly bring great harm to all Americans.
Japan is a snob; it will not set itself against the stronger power. So ultimately the question is: how do we make ourselves stronger and more powerful.
"The Morrison government is wantonly leading Australia into a strategic dead end with its needless provocations against China," former Australian prime minister Paul Keating wrote in an article entitled, "The Morrison government is provoking China to please America." The article was published in the Financial Review on Friday.
Hurricane Ida and its remnants have left at least 63 people dead, according to ABC News on Saturday. The death toll caused by floods in Central China's Henan Province stands at over 300. In mid-July, the flooding in Germany resulted in 197 deaths, and at least 300 remained missing. As the Earth gets warmer, more water has been evaporating from the oceans and then pouring down more violently. Humanity has encountered a common challenge.
As the hasty withdrawal of the US and its Western allies from Afghanistan finally laid to rest a 20-year-old war that has ended in failure, Western media have published a series of "stories" about Afghanistan supposedly told by ordinary people. This shows that they are not reconciled to their failure in Afghanistan, and that they are determined to describe their failure as a "noble" move attempting to save Afghans through storytelling.
The rectification of the fan circle is also conducive for forming a healthy competitive environment in the entertainment industry.