To weaken China's competitiveness, the US and its allies' public opinions have completely disregarded ethics. Their attitude toward China is nothing but geopolitical logic. We will not cringe from their attacks.
China has had no COVID-19 death cases for several months, which is good. But it is still a tough battle to control the coronavirus from spreading and to prevent the COVID-19 resurgence on a large scale.
Some Western elites would rather let developing countries continue to be trapped in the epidemic than see them get out of the COVID-19 quagmire with Chinese vaccines. This is what could be summed up as the mentality of colonizers.
China's political system with its strong mobilization capability is the mainstay of the anti-epidemic fight, while the Chinese public has the will and consciousness to cooperate in the prevention and control work.
All members of the Five Eyes will keep coordinating with one another in the future. But in cases of specific issues, they will hold their own positions.
The rights of the people have been placed in a secondary position. The US elections have triumphed over the epidemic fight for more attention. This has left a deep impression on the Chinese people.
The US since the Cold War has been the only superpower in the world. No matter how hard it tries to portray alleged foreign enemies, no external forces can cause such a big country to collapse.
The Capitol riots illuminate how grave the polarization and bipartisan rivalry are in the US, which has gone beyond international community's prior anticipation with its unprecedented violence.
Elections in Hong Kong must stick to the principle that only those who love the country and love Hong Kong can rule Hong Kong, and those who oppose the central government and destabilize Hong Kong have to be kicked out.
Perhaps it's time to call on Washington to respect the human rights and freedom of Americans.
The fact that Trump was silenced on social media platforms shows us the true face of US freedom of speech, which only protects capitalists' free speech.
Under the incitement of President Donald Trump and other political elites, their collective moves will produce more destructive results.
FBI warns "armed protests" being planned at all 50 US state capitols and in Washington DC.
The US has tried to use foreign crises to resolve its own domestic crises and use China-US confrontations to alleviate its domestic division. Such an approach does not touch the fundamentals and will not succeed.
After the Capitol riots, some countries have expressed their regret and many other countries have been very disappointed. They believe the riots have ripped off the fake mask of US democracy.
As Pompeo's team will soon be out of power, China needs to avoid entanglement and maintain its bottom line of China-US relations amid the US power transition.
Some Western countries have failed to not only control the epidemic, but also make any contribution to the world. They have dragged other countries' feet. They have no right to point fingers at China's promises to African countries.
Chinese people should never learn from the US in this regard. We must constantly improve and strengthen our independent judgment.
In terms of global influence, the most evident embodiment of US' soft power can be seen in the wear and tear with the loss of its credibility.
The approval rate for the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stood at 41.3 percent, down 9 percentage points from the previous survey in December, while the disapproval rate was 42.8 percent, four months after the start of the Suga administration, according to Japanese media.
The majority of Chinese people now have comprehensive knowledge of the US. They believe this country will continue to be the most powerful country in the long term. Meanwhile, they think the US will no longer deserve much respect as it once enjoyed.
Vaccine cooperation will likely be high on Wang's agenda. Certain Western media outlets and countries have been accusing China of attempting to expand influence in Southeast Asia with the so-called vaccine diplomacy.
From the perspective of a person living in Fiji, China's help and support is everywhere. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19epidemic, China has done its best to help the South Pacific island countries.
Twitter banned the account of US President Donald Trump.
Kelly Craft herself is pro-Taiwan and has been in touch with Taiwan representatives in New York before her upcoming visit. However, a visit to the island just as she is about to wrap up her service at the UN will bring no real commitments to the island – it is a symbolic function at best.
The US is reputed for its democracy and rule of law. But recent incidents are enough to prove that it is a society blatantly dominated by politics.
How could Trump survive without tweeting?
Beijing should let the US and the Democratic Progressive Party authorities in the island of Taiwan know that if they dare to stage a Pompeo visit to Taiwan before the end of the US secretary of state's tenure, Beijing's strong counteractions will fall like an avalanche upon them.
Just imagine if an influential public opinion figure was banned on social media platforms in other countries, especially those deemed as enemies by the US. The US would vehemently accuse those countries of suppressing freedom of speech!
Since the incident took place in the US, the riots were not “a beautiful sight to behold,” and it is the protesters, not the police, who received harsh criticism from most US mainstream media outlets and political elites. This is US blatant double standards.
The "internal collapse" of US Democracy
US' battle to ban Trump's social media accounts may become its “Civil War” in ideology. This battle will have a profound impact. The foundations of the US system are shaking in controversy: GT editor-in-chief Hu Xijin
The banning of the US president's social media account for “risks of further incitement of violence” shows that freedom of speech does indeed have boundaries in every society, and humans are not capable of regulating freedom of speech in its full sense. This is a pity, but it's also a reality.
The US will only see its tragedy when it loses its hysterical sense of superiority.
It is hoped more and more people can treat each other with empathy and provide some help and convenience to the society and others within their capacity – no matter how cold the weather gets.
China's competitiveness has increased on the world arena, both socially and economically. And this has been good news for Africa and other developing countries because they have a richer menu to choose from in their search for development inputs.
Tao Lina, a former employee of Shanghai center for disease prevention and control, recently published a post on Chinese social media Sina Weibo, criticizing the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine's user guide for not being rigorous enough, saying it might make its vaccine look like the most unsafe in the world and lead to misunderstandings. The post soon made some foreign media outlets and anti-Chinese vaccine forces feel like they'd hit the jackpot. They spared no effort to hype up the rhetoric that Chinese vaccines are "the most unsafe in the world."
The German federal election is still eight months away. Some in the German political realm have begun to ponder the China policy of the post-Merkel era. But before we grasp an idea of what this entails, we'd better re-examine the China-Germany trajectory under Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The extraordinary events in Washington DC will mark a fundamental change in how the world sees the US. The riot, the uprising, the insurrection, the attempted coup, call it what you will, serves only to underline the gravity of the political crisis that now confronts the US. This event was no aberration: on the contrary, it is a symptom of the country's worst political crisis since the Civil War. One fears it is more a beginning than an end.
What China needs are maritime safety and trade and economic interests in the region. In this larger gambit, India is the one who will be hurt more – because regional influence means nearly everything to it.
India has almost completely become a petty follower of the US, and India's strategic autonomy has been greatly weakened. Juster's remarks were obviously pushing the India deeper down the road of no return.
Sadly, there are more Pompeo-like politicians in the US who are good at playing double standards. If they blindly continue this mentality and tactic, they will only dig graves for themselves. They will have to be careful with this question – will an American Spring one day sweep the US?
When it comes to politics, there is almost nothing left in US politics and public opinion but political affiliation. In addition, double standards are rampant.
Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, reflecting the US' weakened democracy.
Some surveys carried out in late 2020 showed different public opinions among Chinese and Japanese people toward each other. How do Chinese and Japanese view each other? Why was there such a big difference between the two people's perception?
Those who take an extreme and hard line toward China have become more and more proactive to lead public opinion. If the trend of public opinion cannot be steered properly, it will pose a risk to the long-term development of China-UK relations. It is time for rational and pragmatic ones to speak out.
We condemn all unlawful violence. We condemn all those who glorify violence for political purposes.
Trump's "Divided States of America"
The turmoil on Wednesday may only be a beginning. It could be followed by a large-scale riot. Law and order in Washington will be gravely disrupted.
Washington only sees the Arctic as a strategically important place to strengthen its political and economic influence – regardless of the protection of the area.
India's S-400 deal with Russia may trigger US sanctions
Let time be the final judge. The justice of history will never be on the side of secessionists within HKSAR or external forces that support them.
Western media outlets are too accustomed to using their standards and definitions to judge freedom. Driven by ideological prejudice, they paint China as an authoritarian and repressive country.
If Australia's China policy is to return to a normal, professional and constructive track, the Australian government should invite those who really understand diplomacy, China and China-Australia relations and those with a global vision to take part in policymaking. Those who blindly hype up the “China threat” and talk of war should not be included.
US political division is tearing the country apart.
The perspective of yuan is just one of the indicators for us to understand the time during turbulent Sino-US relations. It does send a clear message about China's resilience.
The political zeitgeist Trump represents cannot be underestimated. And US' populism will not die easily under Biden's presidency. Now, there are many political groups committed to sticking with Trump's politics beyond his time in office. Overall, “Trumpism" and its impact on US constitutionalism and democracy may not fade away for a long time.
Under a Biden presidency, the US will increase its efforts to cater to Vietnam. In this case, if Hanoi undergoes major changes in its leadership, it's likely the two countries will move closer to each other.
The US is like a super carrier which has sailed a long time. However, the components within are so torn and tattered that it can hardly withstand any major test. The problem is: Does the American captain have the will and ability to mend it?
The strength of China's prevention and control system is real. China has brought COVID-19 under strategic control and it is firmly under our grasp. The overall situation is as firm as a rock.
It will take the US 10 years to finish vaccination at current pace
The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the restoration of China's lawful seat at the UN and the 20th anniversary of its accession to the WTO. It is believed that China and Africa will make further efforts to safeguard the collective interests of developing countries and defend multilateralism.
Indeed, the BIT completed at the close of 2020 was not only a good ending to seven years of bilateral negotiations, but also a driving force for the current sluggish European economy. And it left a good legacy for Germany's rotating role as the presidency of the EU Council.
The beginning of 2021 has strikingly illustrated that Europe is one of the most important regions in which contradictory trends on relations with China are contending with each other. Post-Brexit Europe is in full flux. And the UK's relations with China have sharply deteriorated.
It is foreseeable that China-India relations will stay at a comparatively low level for a long period of time into the year 2021. India's moves have harmed the Indo-Pacific region overall and particularly with regional post-pandemic era recovery.
Chinese society needs to rethink the internet sentiment opposing the “996” work model and the strong reaction to the Pinduoduo employee's sudden death. We should let such thinking rationally penetrate into the rhythm of social progress.
Some Western politicians are neglecting the pandemic.
It is unknown how long British elites like Pierce will hold on their misguided course. But they will face the reality sooner or later – people do not die of fear, but of contemptuousness, ignorance and narrow-mindedness.
The US and its major European allies need to sort out their social governance methods and face up to the weaknesses that are not conducive to dealing with major public crises.
China highly values its bilateral ties with Africa because the continent is always a priority for China's diplomacy. Africa always firmly bolsters China on the international stage and supports China when it comes to issues concerning China's core national interests.
Any country that is moving forward should find a balance between order and freedom, between power and responsibility, and between individual and collective interests. In a major crisis, the libra zodiac symbol of balanced weights needs to tilt toward one side. A properly chosen program should give way to effectiveness. Also, freedom should give way to lives. And arguments should give way to cooperation.
Undoubtedly, the EU-China BIT deal can bring the Europe and China even closer for trade and investment. Great potential awaits businesses from both sides.
The biopharmaceutical industry in China has developed rapidly in recent years. The whole industry needs to speed up to mature comprehensively to serve the people of this country and also make contributions to the world.
In the transatlantic alliance, Europe is not the equal of the US. In the eyes of analysts, the EU hopes to become a player in geopolitics, rather than a chess piece.
Will vaccines save the world in 2021?
It is plausible that the global recovery, if any, will be quite fragile in 2021. We must be aware that if China's economic growth in 2021 accounts for a disproportionate share of the global recovery, it will attract more envy from the world.
As to whether Japan will formally join the Five Eyes alliance, I think Japan is strong in will but weak in capability.
As 2021 begins, Chinese society is elated with success and full of ambition. COVID-19 outbreaks in several areas did not affect the mood of the country in ushering in the new year. My colleagues and I continue to guard the country's ideological beacon tower. It is rather quiet, but that quietness also reflected the firmness of the country's shield and the enormous excitement of domestic festivities.
I have recently participated in many academic seminars. When discussing China's bilateral issues with other countries, the US factor is always included. Sometimes the US factor even became the theme of these seminars, as if eliminating the US factor is the panacea for resolving China's bilateral issues. In fact, generalizing or magnifying the US factor is not conducive to China's handling of bilateral issues.
Washington made an outcry riddled with a sour grapes mentality toward the completion of negotiations on the China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment. US Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger blasted the EU for reaching the deal with China despite the latter's so-called human rights record. The EU has "removed a fig leaf," Pottinger said. White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro also called it "a bad deal," which will pose a geopolitical challenge to the US. A conservative US scholar asked angrily: How can the Europeans take China's side, not the US?
The year 2020 witnessed the complete dysfunction of US' political and social systems. It is suffering from at least two viruses. The first is the novel coronavirus. And the second is a severe chronic disease in US society – racism.
At Thursday's media briefing, Chinese health officials mentioned the price of vaccines. The price will depend on the scale of use, and the premise is that it would eventually offer free access to the vaccines. The policy is still yet to be clarified.
The year of 2020 has been full of distress, unexpected events and struggles. Bu it is coming to an end. Humanity's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has been fought throughout the year. The fateful year of 2020 is bound to be remembered by history. Let me recall the top 10 anti-virus news events of this daunting year.
Deeper China-EU ties will decrease possibility that the US will be able to hijack Europe for its anti-China chariot. Hopefully, the completion of the China-EU BIT talks will sound an alarm bell to the US administration and send this message: cooperation is the only way out for China-US relations.
Obviously, what promotes peaceful development is cooperation, not confrontation. The China-EU bilateral investment treaty echoes this theme. Thus it has arrived as scheduled. It is a New Year gift from China and the EU to the whole world.
The US is caught in a COVID-19 trap.
The obsession with the “end of history” prevents Westerners from facing up to their system's problems. It is very likely the degradation in the Western system will worsen.
COVID-19 vaccine provides an injection of hope in 2021.
The overall status of China-Russia relations during the Biden era is relatively clear – the long-term trend of stable development since the beginning of the 21st century will go on.
As a country with judicial sovereignty, it is China's own business to judge cases. But now the US and some Western countries frequently find fault with China's judgments and their diplomats in China request to attend the trials, as if they are in their own country.
The year 2020 stands out as a "historical turning point" not only for the social implications of the pandemic and the upheavals which it will create. It is also a measure of how it represents a shift in the global balance of power. Asia has maintained steady while the West suffers severe economic depletion and spiraling crises.
In our view, the success of China's COVID-19 fight is not because China is strict when it wants to be strict, but that China can have whatever it needs. China only focuses on actual results.
The US role does not match its status as a global superpower which is supposed to act in a responsible and graceful manner. Some believe the US is an empire going downhill. Is it really the case?