It's a dead end for the US to politicize trade with China. Except for serving as a political mobilization for a new Cold War, the trade war hasn't brought any benefits to the US. It's a failed war for the US.
India Today on Friday slammed China for a surge in prices while sending sub-standard oxygen concentrators to India in an “exclusive” report. The report not only criticized Chinese companies, but also directed anger against China. “It is a matter of life and death, but China is choosing to make profits at the cost of people's lives,” the report says.
If the epidemic situation is hard to improve or the Indian people's dissatisfaction with the government aggravates, the cases that China-related topics will be hyped to divert people's attention will increase. Anti-China figures like Chellaney will take advantage to stir ...
When Europe criticizes China's human rights, there's hypocrisy to this. Why don't they criticize the human rights violations by Israel against the people of Palestine? Europe doesn't have a problem with this. If they're not going to treat everyone the ...
The curtain of the Kissinger era is falling. Yet if the US sticks to the path of comprehensive competition with China without enough restraint, strategic misjudgment will occur, leading to severer confrontation.
The US' twisted logic in Xinjiang affairs fully exposes its hypocrisy. Washington's crazy move did not expand its mobilization capability. It instead trapped itself into a quandary. Xinjiang is becoming a waterloo of US soft power.
Almost 200 years after colonization, Australia remains the only country in the British Commonwealth that has never signed a treaty with its Indigenous people. Its human rights debate has always been political.
As long as Westerners seek truth from facts and base themselves on the actual situation of the East and the West, they will always have an accurate cognition of China's media and public opinion.
Fauci said there's "no doubt" that the US has undercounted its deaths from COVID-19.
The amount of dollars Taiwan can pay for maintaining “diplomatic ties” with its “allies” is far from the losses those countries suffer from not establishing ties with the Chinese mainland. It is time these countries realize their losses caused by Taiwan and the US.
China's disputes with the US and the West are likely to increase over the years. But China should manage these disputes strategically, grasp the essence of China's national security and continue to expand the military, economic and technological foundations that support China's national security.
Imperialist states and powers always need external threats to justify their undemocratic practices. Their external enemy, first of all, is China, because it's the real coming superpower. And secondly, Russia.
Although India has been a key player in trade and politics in Nepal, there was a decent amount of discomfort when India decided to ban all vaccine exports for COVID-19. The commitment and help toward this humanitarian crisis will touch the lives of millions.
The COVID-19 outbreak will undoubtedly prompt countries to reflect on their own management systems and then make continuous adjustments and reforms to better prepare themselves for similar public health incidents in the future. The adjustments and reforms in fact have already begun, which will eventually decide the direction of global cooperation in multiple areas such as public health.
US foreign policy is “weasel diplomacy,” and its Xinjiang tactic is to turn the place into another Afghanistan.
If the Quad really wants to bring Bangladesh in, then Dhaka has to weigh the damage the joining would cause to its economic development and national security.
We need to create a practical and effective communication mechanism between China and the US. This should also be something that both militaries can adhere to. The establishment of such a mechanism can prevent miscalculations between the two sides. In this way, they can take a coordinated position on many issues to avoid possible conflicts.
China has been aware of the new changes in its population problem. We understand that changes are needed in our population policies and we are capable of achieving this.
The West is poised to contain China, and will continue to exploit India's usefulness. It has no other alternative in the Indo-Pacific region. Moreover, the feud between China and India is always there – the border disputes between the two will not be solved in a short time. And India's hostility toward China will remain.
Currently, the situation in the South China Sea is complex. The present stability in the region is relative and fragile. A wise choice for countries in the region is to cooperate. Only in this way, they can find more common interests, hedge the factors that might result in turmoil and constantly improve stability.
If Taiwan authorities want to participate more in international affairs, they must follow the right path to accept the one-China principle and the fact that the island of Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory.
Western democracy has shown its weakness in competitiveness, and reform should have been its way to make up for the weakness. But instead, Western countries are angrily accusing China of being “undemocratic,” as if their problems are all caused by China.
China will use an "isolation strip" atop Mount Qomolangma to cordon off the north slope of the world's highest mountain, a move to prevent the spread of the coronavirus via climbers ascending from Nepal's side of the mountain, as the latter is being hit by a worsening COVID-19 outbreak.
Currently, China is restraining its growth through green, clean and low-carbon development. This is the new model of a civilization's rise. It is also a fresh evolution of world civilization. But I wonder whether Western public opinion can understand it.
US belligerence and obsession with hegemony have inflicted considerable pain on people in war-torn countries. Its troops are leaving Afghanistan, but the humanitarian disasters it has caused won't disappear with their withdrawal, but will only become worse.
Without healing the wounds of its own system, Washington's global leadership will eventually be jeopardized.
History demonstrates that China has a remarkable ability to reinvent itself in a manner that no other country or civilization has succeeded in doing; a testament to the strength, resilience and dynamism of Chinese civilization and its governing capacity.
The most important thing is to let people not only earn money, but also make more money.
Australian hawks could play with their war drums, but they'd better also listen to the bell of justice, which always tolls for war mongers.
Tokyo's decision to dump nuclear-contaminated water will bring about disastrous consequences for all mankind. Thunberg, famously sharp-tongued, has instead avoided the topic, but has pointed the finger at China's environmental protection.
Both China and the US have seen debris fall from the atmosphere, but the US media have given a very different picture on China's. When reporting the event, American rocket debris is described as a brilliant meteor while Chinese rocket debris is "falling out of control."
China is faced with the US that is particularly afraid of the progress of others, even though its competitiveness has declined compared to the past.
Every country should keep being open and inclusive and should adhere to free trade. This is the way for humanity to get over this crisis. If the EU and India want to create barriers in a confrontational way and to form small circles, the outcome will be no good to anyone - neither for themselves, nor for the recovery of the global economy.
Values shape people's political skills and thus shape a country's political structure. Today, due to rapid national development and progress, there have also been changes in values in China.
China's government is doing better for Chinese people than what the American government is doing for most Americans. It's really time for the US to stop lecturing other nations.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pointed his finger at Hong Kong affairs again on Friday. He raised a very ridiculous request on Twitter demanding "all those imprisoned for nonviolent exercise of guaranteed freedoms should be freed immediately." We cannot help but want to ask Mr Blinken: Do you know what the rule of law is?
The World Health Organization on Friday approved China's Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. This has frustrated those who trumpet that the US is on tack to overtake China in the fight against the pandemic. Given a severe domestic epidemic situation and fierce vaccine nationalism, the US technological advantages cannot be quickly unleashed, and China has maintained its lead in comprehensive capabilities.
I suggest China make a plan to impose retaliatory punishment against Australia once it militarily interferes in the cross-Straits situation.
Some believe the Biden administration is only paying lip service in a bid to get away from international criticism for the US' hoarding of vaccines and refusing and delaying exporting its vaccines to help other countries.
Cultural relic-shaped ice cream bars match these features, which explains their popularity.
Attacking China's political system could bring some psychological comfort to US elites, but offers no solution to the woes of the US.
It's much easier for China and Russia to disintegrate the US alliance system and make it invalid than for the US to strengthen the system to unleash new lethal energy.
US efforts to rally allies against China are doomed to fail.
Considering that the current epidemic situation in India is too severe, the Modi administration will mostly focus on preventing the virus from further spreading. India will not have excess power and military resources to create conflicts on border area, since some military resources will be used to help control the epidemic.
US cannot give the island of Taiwan a clear commitment.
A group of 12 Republican lawmakers called on the Biden administration not to support a request by 60 countries, including India and countries in South Africa, to lift a WTO ban on COVID-19 vaccine patents.
If US power is utilized to contain China while maintaining its hegemony, it is a true paper tiger. When China is safeguarding its sovereignty and core interests, it is unquestionably not a paper dragon.
Washington has been roping in allies to unite against China and Russia, but China and Russia have never turned to an alliance-like linkage. This is the goodwill of Beijing and Moscow. But the more the Western countries strengthen their antagonistic alliance against China and Russia, the more the two countries will be inclined to jointly deal with it.
The microphone diplomacy of some Philippine officials, such as Locsin's opinions, has already generated some negative impacts on bilateral relations. This can be seen from the war of words between the two sides. But China has a broader view and does not bother too much about it.
US decline is an international topic, and some Chinese scholars are only participants of this wider discussion. Many scholars from the world, including those in the US, believe that the US is in decline. They are not talking about its economic and financial might, but the systematic crisis and social divisions now encroaching the US.
The consumption spree in China during the May Day holiday has been wonderful. It is a slap in the face of the many rumormongers slandering China. It is also a display of the competitiveness of China's approach of governance.
I don't think the Chinese public hold a collective schadenfreude attitude toward the devastating epidemic in India. It is normal that some are vocal about India's China stance. It is also normal that there are opinions that may not rest comfortably with some Indians.
Today is the World Press Freedom Day. Regrettably, press freedom is entirely defined under the Western political system framework, neglecting the social reality of many developing countries. This has led to significant ideological divergence between developing countries and the West, spearheaded by the US. And, the difference is exacerbated by the West's geopolitical attacks on others. As a result, the political conditions that could help the two sides to bridge their difference have lost ground, with ideological conflicts increasingly being intensified.
Australian Defence Force (ADF) troops are pulling out from Afghanistan, but crimes committed by them against locals, including brutal killings of civilians, are not dealt with yet. The world hopes that justice should be done.
China is a big country with a long history of civilization. Our national and international outlook has been tempered by thousands of years of experience. We should not be influenced by the logic of power which has been prevailing in the US and the West. When stepping up the construction of hard power, we cannot neglect the significance of “convincing people by virtue.” For China, virtue is not hypocrisy. Instead, it is our dignity and strength, which is one of the cornerstones of our international mobilization.
If psychological wars continue, there will be no winners and losers – everybody will lose.
Facing the severe challenges of order in the South Pacific region, Australia did not shoulder the responsibilities of a regional power at a critical moment. Instead, the focus of its foreign policy was to confront China.
The Japanese government's decision to discharge contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea has triggered strong opposition and serious concerns from Japan's neighboring countries, the global community, international organizations and over 300 environmental protection groups worldwide. It is not a domestic matter for Japan, but a global issue concerning a series of procedures, principles and obligations of international law. Choosing and adopting the correct and reasonable path of international governance in the case is a realistic challenge confronting not only Japan's peripheral countries, but also the global community.
China on Thursday successfully sent into space Tianhe core module of space station. This marks China's space station construction entering the full implementation stage. It's a crucial step forward for China's manned space program. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people felt inspired by the success.
The EU External Action Service accused Chinese media of sowing disinformation to “undermine trust in Western vaccines.” The accusations are a blatant interference in press freedom and an extremely irresponsible smear on Global Times' reputation. The EEAS is not the adjudicator of morals. They need to be more humble.
As US President Joe Biden hit the 100-day milestone, his secretary of state defended such a wrongful move. At least in the diplomatic sphere, the Biden administration will hardly avert the impact on China-US bilateral ties left by its predecessor.
The Biden administration has inherited Trump's China policy.
Blocking the economic and technological progress of developing countries is the biggest sin of the 21st century. They need to bear in mind that it's not the privilege of the Americans and Westerners to live a decent ife.
Nothing seems to be incongruous if Twitter labels Western media such as the New York Times as “US govt-affiliated media” or “Democratic Party-controlled media.”
China does not seek enmity with Australia, but Australia should not take the initiative to turn itself into an enemy of China. If Australia resorts to provocative actions in China's offshore areas, it is bound to face severe countermeasures from China.
Will Quad help India's epidemic fight?
Biden administration's China strategic definition is apparently a continuation of the Trump administration's perception of China. In the past 100 days, strategic competition between the US and China has not diminished. But Biden has changed Trump's manic approach to Beijing.
The response of Quad countries toward India's help request should sound the alarm bell for India. The US is moving close to India because of its need to contain China. Such closeness could dissipate accordingly as the US improves ties with China.
Chinese people really don't need to be so sensitive, or even nervous, about what the US has said or done. Nor care so much what it is up to.
The difficulty is that it is impossible to bridge differences without serious reforms. And it is challenging to promote reform without bridging differences.
Relying on nationalism to mobilize Indian society may cause more troubles. In fact, India's new outbreak is related to the country's rising nationalism.
Observers believe that for the Australian government, the so-called national interests is all about following the US' footsteps closely to maintain Canberra's regional hegemony based on Washington's endorsement. And for Australian politicians, only a nod from the US can help them secure a promotion in their personal careers.
The US is sending India vaccines that Washington is afraid to use
The selfishness of the US in face of COVID-19 crisis in India is tantamount to a stabbing in the back of its partner. Yet US media blamed China for stoking tensions.
The time-tested China-Pakistan partnership is higher than the Himalayas, sweeter than honey and firmer than steel. Those who are jealous of Pakistan's prosperity and progress brought by such relations always want to stir up troubles.
The US and its allies have taken several rounds of sanctions against Russia, trying to force it to yield by precisely attacking key sectors of Russia's economy. However, the long-term sanctions did not achieve the expected effect.
Political relations between the two countries are very sound, with their differences on the South China Sea under management. In this context, even if the US steps up its attempts to woo Vietnam, the South China Sea issue will not make a big wave in China-Vietnam relations.
There are doubts that Washington is not sincere enough about providing COVID-19 vaccines to other countries. The world would wonder why it is AstraZeneca but not Pfizer?
In view of the violent political polarization of the US at home, an ill-advised foreign war with no path to victory would only serve to accelerate America's decline.
The Biden administration should engage in dialogue and cooperation with China in a pragmatic and rational manner. This will not only benefit the two peoples, but also meet the common expectation of the international community.
Oscars, once the highest award in the film industry, is now fettered by political correctness.
No matter how many weapons Taiwan buys from the US, the gap of military strength between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will continue to be widened.
Epidemic or vote?
Australia is trying to hype the Taiwan question and acting in line with the US' strategy to contain China, showing loyalty to Washington. Australia can never be a “good neighbor” in the region.
The US has so far made little positive contribution to the global COVID-19 fight. We hope lending a helping hand to India will be a US' turning point for the US. The US has gravely dragged the global fight, and it is supposed to proactively make up for it.
With India suffering from the virus, Pakistan has put aside past enmity to provide aid. India should reflect on the course of its pro-US diplomacy over the years. It ought to rethink its return to strategic autonomy.
Green finance is an optimal breakthrough for the China-US strategic restart. With green finance, China and the US do not have structural conflicts of interests and ideologies.
Countries in Asia and the rest of the world have joined hands to tackle traditional and non-traditional security threats to maintain regional stability and security.
Americans are particularly adept at expressing emotions. It is bizarre how belated and reluctant aid actions can be spoken about with excitement, as if they are providing timely help.
What if American politicians could shift their solidarity, passion and vigor from making lies about Xinjiang onto solving problems of racial discrimination, police violence and gun proliferation at home? Would Floyd and Wright still be with their families rather than being “thanked” by politicians for losing their lives?
The US' image among the Indian public is crumbling as India's conoravirus cases soar, yet the US failed to offer any solid assistance. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted on Sunday, “Our hearts go out to the Indian people in the midst of the horrific COVID-19 outbreak. We are working closely with our partners in the Indian government…” But the rhetoric was defined by Indian netizens as “crocodile tears.” Most Indian net users who commented under the tweet share one consensus – the US is no friend in times of need.
India's call for Washington to ease curbs on the export of vaccine raw materials was rejected.
Many countries of the G7 are members of the Eight-Nation Alliance, which invaded Beijing in 1900. But China today is not a country which can be arbitrarily bullied by them like they did 120 years ago.
Washington has refused to share vaccines with developing countries proportionally. The world should jointly condemn it, making Washington bend its head, like a rat scurrying across the street with everybody chasing it.
By issuing a statement concerning Chinese vessels at Niu'e Jiao, the EU is behaving like a clay giant failing to bridge the gap between hope and reality. The EU should not stir up the South China Sea and sacrifice its real interests with regional countries.
The US has been attempting to bind India to its anti-China chariot. But when it is about support with practical moves, the US has stepped back with its commitment to take care of Americans "first and foremost."
Facing China's growing military strength and regional influence, the US believes resorting to the traditional strategy of relying on allies and partners is the best option for it to establish a new regional order dominated by the US.
The US is a country that boasts of its so-called deep-rooted ideal of democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality. But how can a self-portrayed perfect country become one of chaos, division and inequality as we see today? Is it because the modern Americans have betrayed their founding fathers?
It is premature to claim categorically that the attack was deliberately targeting Chinese people. It will take time to gather the pieces of clues to reach a conclusion.
It is time for authorities to supervise this silver economy and make sure that the elderly are not taken for a ride.
This pandemic shows that the West's getting closer to India is more in a geopolitical sense. There is actually a gap of people's livelihoods and public interests between them. Their closeness to each other is fragile and superficial.
Here I want to tell those arrogant Japanese: Do not provoke China and stop going too far, just be a “semi-colony” of the US; once something goes wrong in the Taiwan Straits, stay away or else you are asking for a beating.
Recently, the US and European countries have been intensifying their political crackdown and economic sanctions against Russia. As some Western countries and Russia continue to expel each other's diplomats under the provocation of Washington, it reminds many of the large-scale diplomats expulsions between the East and the West during the Cold War.
The Biden administration needs to ensure US emissions reduction target will be consistently implemented and will never be abandoned again. Only then can Washington genuinely encourage other countries and generate a driving force.