The bilateral relationship between China and the US is of course the biggest issue in today's international relations, which has wide implications. China has been dealing with this problem in a constructive manner. At the same time, China will definitely safeguard its legitimate rights and interests.
Christian Daily, a Los Angeles-based media outlet, reported on Friday that according to a whistleblower, COVID-19 vaccinations from the Pfizer shots have resulted in a significant number of deaths and serious injuries in a German nursing home. The report said, "A conscientious whistleblower, who is also a caregiver at the nursing facility where the incident happened, stepped forward to expose what transpired behind the scenes of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, a report says."
Lost in the blind nationalism toward China, India will only make itself more damaged.
The US has no right to intervene in China's home affairs. When it comes to trade conflicts, the two sides can sit at the negotiation table. But when it comes to China's sovereignty, territorial integrity and domestic affairs, there is ...
China has no ambition to become the world's leading military power or seek overwhelming military superiority. China pursues a national defense strategy that is defensive in nature.
Hong Kong affairs has had a big weight in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) reviewed the by National People's Congress this time. The newly added content includes supporting Hong Kong to develop into an international innovation and technology hub.
As long as the central government is determined to take action, its strong ability to correct the situation is unimaginable for the extremists when they are madly unscrupulous and conceited.
The way in which the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be designed, developed and improved is a matter of China's internal affairs, said China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
The economic growth target of above 6 percent should be used to support companies and boost social justice and fairness. China has many tasks to fulfill. As the world competes with China, China must compete with itself.
China increased its 2021 defense budget by 6.8 percent to 1.35 trillion yuan ($209 billion), a quicker pace and slight increase compared with 6.6 percent last year. China released the budget increase in a draft budget report issued at the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress on Friday.
Just as China should not casually judge whether the US House of Representatives should pass the large-scale electoral reform bill, neither should the US make irresponsible remarks on how China should improve Hong Kong's election methods, let alone believe that they have the right to interfere in the process.
Rubio's case shows that many international anti-China forces are not seeking what they call justice at all in putting a bull's-eye on China. Managing to pin a demonized label on China is enough for them. But such an approach will finally disgust themselves, as in Rubio's case.
Biden has pledged to put human rights back at the center of US foreign policy. But US vaccine diplomacy that emphasizes human rights has stumbled on its very first start.
It is high time that the Chinese people focus on doing their own things well. China's two sessions have begun, an annual occasion when China elaborates its development plans. The US is thinking of how to contain China, while China is thinking of how to develop itself. It is crystal clear whose design is healthier and can be better implemented.
Russia sneered at the new sanctions from the US and the West, with neither impact nor implications.
The US is used to seeking interests through military interventions under the disguise of democracy, whether it drops military intervention or not, the country is only changing ways to realize its own interests. Do not expect the US to abandon its hegemonic habit of interfering in other countries' affairs.
Beijing wants to join forces with other countries to promote the desired global immunity. The recent mutual understanding on common...
Aging is a demographic trend that cannot be changed, it can only be adapted to. Every problem associated with aging is deeply embedded in our lives. We must optimistically face these adjustments. A family should not quarrel about the elderly. And our society should carry out the governance transition to the process of aging more peacefully than the West did.
It is now just a few days before the International Women's Day. This is when the world celebrates women's dignity, pride and achievements. Perhaps Morrison, Reynolds, Campbell and the likes of them need to listen to Tame's poignant pleas once more time, to “grant us the respect and patience.” They should make conscientious moves to change and reverse Australia's reprehensible abuse of human rights – both domestically and internationally.
This plan shows that in the Asia-Pacific region, the administration of US President Joe Biden lacks the leverage to bring its allies together. In this context, the US is trying to exploit the pandemic to revitalize its alliance system.
The White House announced Tuesday that US Vice President Kamala Harris had a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. They discussed the challenges posed by China during the call.
China's increasing military strength, in fact, hasn't posed any threats to its surrounding countries, nor nations in the Indo-Pacific region. China has insisted on solving disputes through peaceful means and negotiations.
China is part of the globalization as well as the multi-centralization of global technology. It is in the interest of most of the world's economies, including US allies.
The trouble now the US faces is that religious extremism has caused political divisions, which will undoubtedly increase the costs and difficulty for the Biden administration to heal the nation.
Indian people's unfavorable view toward China makes them less willing to communicate with or to rediscover China. Anti-China discourse has become a new political correctness in India.
Chinese people have already seen through Western media's sets of tricks to stigmatize China. Hence, nobody would use what Western media say as a criterion of judgment over their own mother country. It is direct evidence that the BBC's video news The road back to Wuhan in January was been mocked by Chinese netizens. In fact, the more Western media slander China, the more it proves that China is on the right track of development.
The Pakistan-China “special” relations, based on abiding trust and mutual respect, have enabled the two countries to join hands to give shape to their dreams for spreading peace, progress and prosperity, in ever widening circles, for their peoples, the region and beyond.
The Western media outlets are products of a struggle between different interest groups, without constructive value to society or representing the interests of the public.
The institutional arrangement of "one country, two systems" framework determines that the governors of Hong Kong must love both the country and the city. If someone is unwilling to pledge allegiance to the country and to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, he or she is surely ineligible for governing the city.
It is understandable that Washington hopes to maintain its leading position in semiconductors and artificial intelligence. But if they exclude China from the list of normal exports of technological products with the goal to make China's relevant technology application lag behind Western countries and cripple China's overall capacity for scientific and technological progress, this is also evil.
Racism is a major and long-lasting feature of many Western countries, especially the US. COVID-19 has also exposed a systematic racial discrimination in the West.
According to a recent report from Center for American Progress, nearly 11 million children are poor in the US, and 17 percent of American children lack food.
Washington will attach more importance to its relationship with New Delhi under the framework of the great power competition, as it always does. But the realpolitik-centric US will attach importance to India only for US' own agenda.
China has been pinned increasingly more labels by Western world, which shaped the West's perception of China. Intentionally or unintentionally, some Western journalists in China have been supporting such trend.
The US and the West's understanding and expression of human rights are mainly from their selective and subjective interpretation of history and reality. They countries attribute their advanced development at a specific historical stage to human rights, freedom and democracy.
May 21, 1951 was a defining moment in the history of Pakistan. It is the day when Pakistan established formal diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China. Over past seven decades, our bilateral ties have grown from strength to strength and reached a pinnacle that finds few parallels in the modern history of inter-state relations.
Those calling for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics are accusing China of "horrific" human rights records. Their accusations, in fact, don't hold water. The achievements China has made with poverty eradication and free medical treatment for COVID-19 patients all indicate the protection of human rights.
China's victory in poverty alleviation is a miracle not only because of the huge number of people it has helped but also due to the difficulties encountered and huge sacrifices made in the process. But the Western media has declined to speak anything of such humanitarianism but focused on groundlessly accusing China.
The national security law for Hong Kong is not a toothless tiger. Those who take radical actions in Hong Kong against the law will be sanctioned.
The reshaping and revival of the concept of human rights is not to return to the past. It instead faces the facts of society and an open future. China's brilliant achievements have made in human rights - be it the BRI or poverty alleviation.
Let's us be reminded and advised: Hong Kong did not join China as if China were a federal state. Instead, Hong Kong was returned by the UK to China which then established the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and delegated certain powers to the HKSAR based on the articles of the Basic Law.
In his first public speech since leaving office, Donald Trump disavowed the creation of a new political party and hinted at running for president in 2024.
It is widely known that the ecosystems in the Arctic tend to be vulnerable and the US' mounting military presence and activities will have a negative impact on the environment, including marine life in those waters.
China will not copy the old path of other countries whose rise rested on war, conflict and colonization. Similarly, it will not embark on an evil path of establishing an unequal financial, trade and economic system to bully other countries. Chinese diplomacy advocates peace, cooperation and win-win solutions.
China has successfully put waves of COVID-19 under control, the US media cannot control their opinion war on China. In another recent faultfinding article titled “The truthtellers,” CNN listed the people, “who shared details of the COVID-19 pandemic that Beijing left out”. The outlet then accused, as it always does, China of concealing the initial outbreak in Wuhan, and cracking down on so-called citizen journalists.
The DPP authorities should not push the mainland in the direction of complete disappointment and force it to adjust its preferential policies toward Taiwan's economy.
It seems that ASPI narcissistically regards the Five Eyes as the whole world. But does the Five Eyes still have much "dominance" worldwide?
The reason Trump insisted on being tough against China was to motivate his voters by achieving "America First," which many argued failed due to his administration's pandemic response failures. This helps explain why his campaign didn't work out as he wishfully thought by attacking China.
China's per capita GDP is expected to reach 72,447 RMB ($11,182) in 2020, an increase of 2 percent over the previous year, according to the Statistical Communiqué on economic and social development released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China on Sunday. It said that China's economic aggregate exceeded 100 trillion yuan in 2020, and its per capita GDP has exceeded $10,000 for the second year in a row.
Regardless of whether India wants to rebuild mutual trust with China, or to what extent it is willing to do so, China should take the lead to initiate better China-India relations.
It is true that China is unique, but this should not prevent policymakers from poverty stricken countries to study the Chinese experience more attentively.
A group of 23 United Nations human rights experts on Friday called on the US to adopt wide-ranging reforms to end the police violence in the country and to vigorously address systemic racism and racial discrimination.
Recently, some malicious Western forces have repeatedly attacked China over its way of governance in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. They have even deceived United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. I have to ask them some common sense questions.
Ahead of the Olympics, the Five Eyes and the opinion forces in some Western countries will certainly create waves. The more they make a fuss, the more they are at their wit's end in dealing with China.
To boost the birth rate, it's time to ease the burden on Chinese young's shoulders.
Some Western countries have been coveting a political reshape or even revolution of Myanmar, to remould it to comply with their strategic intentions.
Until President Biden fixes related problems at home, his international human rights crusade will not look too credible even for his fellow citizens.
In its first military action, the Biden administration has ordered airstrikes against an Iran-backed militia in Syria, which Chinese experts believe is an obvious move by the US to target Iran and send a clear signal to the outside world that "America is back."
Human rights are gaining more weight in US diplomacy, and this to some degree reflects the US' decline in strength. The US is in relative decline and the tools at its disposal against China have become more and more limited. The human rights card has been given more attention. It can be used to suppress China, and also unite its Western allies.
There are countless touching stories of helping poor people. However, what many people may not expect is how many human tragedies will be prevented and how many conditions and hopes will be added to people's pursuit of equality because of this decisive battle against poverty.
China has lifted all rural poor people out of extreme poverty under the current standard, with 832 counties, 128,000 villages, and nearly 100 million impoverished people shaking off poverty. How did China make it? What does the role of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) play during the arduous process? Four foreign experts shared their views with the Global Times on China's successful poverty alleviation.
US President Joe Biden's recent statements during the G7 meetings and at the 2021 Munich Conference on international security reflect its electoral campaign thought: strengthening US-Europe linkages in order to confront China and Russia. Again, it seems we are going to live with the weight of a renewed-old McCarthyism during this new-old presidency.
Hopefully, the groundless allegations about exchange programs will cease, and normal policymaking will go forward with the new US administration. It is now time for the Biden administration to rethink its China policy and most importantly, to reset people-to-people dialogue between the two nations.
The Biden administration's policy over the Diaoyu Islands will primarily depend on the evolution of China-US relations. As long as both parties relieve tensions on their bilateral relations, the Biden administration will unlikely take any drastic and provocative policy and the regional security will be assured.
On February 24, 2021, the first Mars exploration probe from China, Tianwen-1, successfully implemented its third near-fire braking and entered the docking orbit of Mars with a period of two Mars days. The probe will stay in orbit for about three months to begin scientific exploration.
US policies during the Trump era aimed to weaken multilateralism and global free trade, adding many uncertainties of a small country like Singapore which relies heavily on export-oriented economics. Singapore is looking to the new US administration. But Singapore's size prevents it from becoming the axis of the US' Asia policy.
Millions of Americans are still suffering natural and man-made disasters, while the conservative elites who have neglected the mess are planning to enjoy their big joyful gathering. The group responsible for the biggest crisis in the US this century is still given a platform to instigate people as they wish.
China is destined to move forward. We have some long-term cultural and institutional advantages. The US should view them objectively and respect its strength, instead of trying to suppress them in a conspiratorial and evil way.
Europe's security concerns about Russia haven't been eased. In such a context, new contradictions between the two are gradually increasing and being formulated. In the future, the importance of economic factors will wane in Russia-Europe relations while geopolitical and ideological conflicts will increase.
Observing changes in the US from the other side of the Pacific Ocean, I tend to have a stronger sense that China must deal with its own development well first. When the two countries both shift their focus from tensions to their domestic issues, how will China-US ties change?
The video is solid evidence that the Indian army was destroying peace on the border area and trying to change the status quo there.
The US and Australia want to see Western countries, including New Zealand, solidify their positions in order to cope with China. However, New Zealand is an independent sovereign country. It needs to be responsible for its own national interests, rather than those of the US and Australia.
China's attitude shows that with the rising uncertainty in the international community, emerging countries need to look to one another for development. BRICS countries are among the largest emerging markets worldwide. Expanding cooperation within the BRICS will not only bring additional development momentum to the five countries, but will also improve their strategic initiative.
China back as top India trade partner even as relations sour.
With a common language, a common historical background, and a coordinated attack target, such an axis is destined to erode international relations and allow hooliganism to rise to the diplomatic stage in the 21st century.
It is worrying that the Biden administration will not carefully review the mistakes made by previous government's China policy due to needs of US domestic politics, and the need to play up to anti-China sentiments among Americans. Even worse: current government may likely continue the "Trumpization" of US-China policies.
The parallel moves of assertive trade defense instruments and political efforts to revive the WTO may create disharmony in the EU's overall blueprint. This may ultimately harm their aim to fulfill objectives. Even within Europe's domestic politics, business interests that advocate free trade and grassroots voices that call for more protections are in conflict with each other.
We have at least seen clearly the how the US media outlets put political stance before the facts and how they are politically selective in their so-called objective reporting.
Despite the shouting, the US and the UK cannot intervene in China's human rights development. The Chinese public no longer believes what Washington says, but increasingly feels contempt for the US and the UK's chaos and hypocrisy.
New Delhi has fueled nationalism to serve its political purpose. However, to improve its ties with China, it has to curb such sentiment among the public. Nationalism poses a challenge to the Modi administration and the repair of bilateral ties.
The US death toll of the COVID-19 reaches 500,000 on Sunday.
There is room for more China-UK economic and trade cooperation. But it depends on how the British government balances its diplomacy. It is hard to completely separate politics from economics in this bilateral relationship.
The best answer today is: all countries in the world should pursue and uphold multilateralism and address global issues through consultation. After undergoing vicissitudes of international politics, countries can then call for the democratization of international relations.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation provoked a question over the just concluded weekend: will China-Australia ties settle into a "new normal" with a prickly diplomatic relationship? Whether this "prickly diplomatic relationship" between China and Australia will become a "new normal" depends on Australia.
In the third decade of the 21st century, in addition to the 1.4 billion people market, more Chinese movies are expected to enter the top 100, top 50 and even top 10 of the world's highest grossing films. More importantly, Chinese movies will break US monopoly, and even create the highest box office in the world.
Indeed, "Trumpism" has caused damage to the liberal international order and undermined US' credibility globally. It may be very difficult for Biden to fix this situation within four years. Trump's destruction of the liberal international order has been subversive and structural.
China's development cannot be stopped, and the strength released from its development has smashed US attacks, including those egotistical plans, and made hysterical US politicians feel more and more desperate.
US President Joe Biden used his first address before a global audience to declare that “America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back” at Friday's G7 summit and Munich Security Conference. French President Emmanuel Macron made an impassioned defense of Europe's quest for "strategic autonomy," arguing that it could no longer rely too heavily on the US as Washington focuses more on Asia, especially China. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, while applauding Biden's decision to cancel the withdrawal of US troops from Germany, warned that “our interests will not always converge.”
The US' internal problem is too severe and is a deep-rooted disease. Profound reform is required in the US. Otherwise the country will have to face a very dangerous and bumpy road going forward into a hazy future.
The UK now has Europe's highest death toll with more than 120,000 victims of the pandemic. Its national strength is declining, which triggered anxiety and aimlessness that was ultimately manifested by Brexit.
The key to why the British government has gone along the “Australian” path of hostility to China, instead of the EU one of economic cooperation with China, and what will be its future actions, does not lie in London, but in Washington.
Republican Senator Tom Cotton issued a very arrogant report titled "Beat China: Targeted Decoupling and the Economic Long War," clamoring for a complete decoupling with China and to "beat this evil empire and consign the Chinese Communists ... to the ash heap of history." He also said that the China-US fight was a "protracted twilight struggle that will determine the fate of the world."
India's overall mentality has not changed much compared with 1962. India is still so conceited and arrogant. New Delhi knew it well that it lacks the strength to provoke Beijing, but it still made the wrong decision because of the strong domestic nationalist sentiment.
If Washington stubbornly takes carrying out vicious competition to crash China as its long-term strategy, it is doomed to suffer setbacks in mobilizing the Western world against China.
China has 1.4 billion industrious and brave people as well as soldiers who are courageous to sacrifice for the safety of the motherland. Friendly cooperation and building peace together will always be the best choice for China and other countries.
As long as blessings are sent, the “lucky money” will have completed its mission. This is how the harmonious atmosphere of the Spring Festival should be.
China-India relations have shown signs of easing. Although India-US relations are improving, India will still want to maintain some strategic flexibility before the Biden administration releases its specific India policy. India does not want to be restrained by the QUAD too soon. Therefore, China-India relations intrinsically depend on the two countries themselves.
It is hoped and welcomed that the UK has an open diplomatic agenda. But this shouldn't be achieved at the cost of China-UK relations or with biased emphasis on politics and security preconditions. Britain should strive more to promote economic and trade prosperity and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. It should not send menacing warships and meddle in regional affairs.
The situation in Myanmar can hardly be explained with existing Western models. Western countries had better make moves to maintain peace and stability in Myanmar instead of smearing China for the sake of their own interests.
Washington, please take care of your own people in the freeze and put an end to the deaths caused by COVID-19 first thing first. We may not link these issues to human rights, but this should be what “America First” is all about.
It is quite different between a Chinese leader attending a meeting and a US leader doing the same. The Chinese side will always bring up substantial progress and outcome. But for US politicians, a group photo, a handshake or a hollow joint statement could be remarkable enough.
It is reported Russia is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding with China to cooperate on a vision for an international lunar research station.
Fake news is like Pinocchio's nose, the more you lie, the longer it grows. Illustration: Liu Rui/GT