Promoting stability in the China-US relationship will bring strategic certainty and constructive development for the well-being of both countries, which is inherently positive. Those who attempt to distort this positive development into something negative will find it difficult to convince the public.
The US always acts in a cold war mentality and zero-sum calculation. However, people in India and the Indian government want to maintain their own independence.
The shift from the balance of powers to a balance of interests is critically important, if humankind wants to survive through the 21st century.
There is no better example than the Middle East where China has become a conciliator, for example between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and a voice for peace and dialogue.
When the US can no longer persist on this path, it will compromise.
Russia and China could work together on these and other food security matters.
The BRI will in the next decade become the world's most important vehicle for green energy and green transport.
As part of civil society, we should make every effort to put China-US relations back on track.
Though it is hardly possible to get back to where the region was 20 years ago, the spirit of the six-party talks remains the best hope for security solutions in the region of Northeast Asia.
The separate agenda pursued by the US differs significantly from the challenges and opportunities faced by developing countries, or member states of the Global South.
Ten Republican lawmakers jointly sent a letter dated Thursday to Alan Estevez, undersecretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, exerting pressure and presenting seven demands. These demands include the establishment of a new agency dedicated to controlling the export of American technology to China, imposing “full blocking sanctions” on both Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Huawei, and placing all their subsidiary companies on the Entity List.
China needs to be prepared for Japan's long-term strategic malice and "salami-slicing" provocations.
US lawmakers have always been the most radical anti-China force, so how can we be intimidated by a few clamors from them?
The great strength of BRICS is its growing ability to act as an overarching representative of the developing world.
We must see that the US is on the offensive, but its offensive is becoming weaker and weaker, and it is always hesitant with each step. What is presented to China are difficulties and risks, but also the dawn of victory.
I think we're drifting toward a cold war, and it's basically US-driven.
When people become more realistic about the fact that China is not a threat, and in China, the US is not a threat, that makes the conditions for cooperation improve, but how quickly that happens is hard to tell.
If the Philippines takes new major actions in the Ren'ai Reef issue and creates a crisis, I believe it is not impossible for China to decisively remove the stranded warship and drag it away from its current position, letting it sink into the sea on its own.
In academia, China is referred to as a "developmental state," but at its core, there exists a "developmental party."
China is now facing increasingly severe and complex situation in preventing espionage activities. The task of counter-espionage in China is destined to become increasingly heavy. China cannot and will not close its doors for the sake of security.
As Chomsky says, the US would much rather focus on China and mobilize against a new enemy than develop strategies more attuned both to today's emerging power realities - and existential threats.
American century is over, and the Asian century is coming. I'm definitely optimistic for the new CIA, which stands for China, India and ASEAN, which I think will be the fastest growing economies over the next decade or so, Singaporean scholar and former diplomat Kishore Mahbubani told GT.
Today's America and the West are not facing the same geopolitical challenges as the Soviet Union posed to them back then. Their problem lies in the erosion of their competitiveness.
Although the chip industry is highly advanced, if there is one country that can win this counterattack, it is China.
Our economy has not achieved the strong rebound that people expected after the pandemic, but China is on the path to recovery. As long as China addresses the issues that must be resolved and makes the necessary efforts, we will not only be able to meet the targets set for the entire year but also continue to outperform the world's major economies.
It would be unrealistic to expect the World Peace Forum to find unambiguous and convincing answers to these and many other questions debated there. But I was impressed with surprisingly optimistic views expressed during most of plenary sessions and thematic panels.
As China is not the Soviet Union, the US will certainly miscalculate if it treats China as the Soviet Union. It will mess itself up, and its China policy will yield minimal results.
Putin's capacity to handle the Wagner incident so quickly and seemingly without difficulty shows that he still has a wealth of political options available to him. The West has deliberately underestimated the Kremlin's capacity to handle complicated circumstances.
The US is struggling to engage in decoupling both domestically and internationally, and to provoke a war would be an even higher political risk for it.
The SCO should continue to grow in numbers of its members, not be shy to discuss even the most sensitive and the most divisive matters, and resist the temptation to find a narrowly defined focus for its future activities.
After 10 years, the West has nothing to offer. BRI is the only show in town. And what an extraordinary show it has been.
China will not engage in global military competition with the US, because China does not have the will or ambition to establish global hegemony.
Now as the West engages in strangling China and the "decoupling" of the two systems, we have to open up even more, that is, the institutional opening-up of rules, regulations, standards and management. I call it a "unilateral opening-up."
I would like to give a thumbs-up to the recent professional and precise interception by a PLA fighter jet.
In sum, US foreign policy under President Joe Biden reminds people of a very advanced and highly sophisticated smartphone that has a rather weak battery, which is not really energy efficient.
China has managed the China-US conflict to the maximum extent, its international relations have been consolidated in a continuous process of adaptation, and its initiative in addressing the changes in the international situation is advancing step by step.
However, China has managed the China-US conflict to the maximum extent, its international relations have been consolidated in a continuous process of adaptation, and its initiative in addressing the changes in the international situation is advancing step by step.
Two Russian military commanders, including a brigade commander, were killed in fierce combat near the frontline hotspot of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine. Their deaths reflect the increasing brutality of the Ukraine war. The Ukrainian army has recently received a lot of new weapons from NATO countries, and the Russian army may face greater challenges in the upcoming battles.
We are at a historic moment. Until very recently, modernity was virtually synonymous with the West. Indeed, the West believed - and still does - that there was only one form of modernity and that was Western modernity.
Accusing China of interfering in Canada's internal affairs? Canada is really painting China in its own ugly image.
If the war in Ukraine does not stop sooner, it will quite likely increasingly develop toward defiance of the rules, with both sides making their most ruthless moves one step at a time.
My preliminary view is that the real purpose of this action is to create a shock, to disrupt the upcoming Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square on May 9, use it as a symbol that Moscow is not far from the battlefield and that the war has reached here, and eventually undermine Russian society's confidence in the final victory.
France, as a whole, should protect Ambassador Lu Shaye's freedom of expression, and should not turn around and conduct political denunciations afterward. Doing so would be a disgrace to the country.
We have a very weak leadership that is behaving in a way that is not in the interests of EU citizens. We think they should develop an independent path and forge good relations with everybody.
The Dalai Lama has found himself involved in yet another scandal. A widely circulated video on the internet showed that the Dalai Lama asked a young boy to suck his tongue in a disgusting manner during an event.
The PLA's exercises have created a strong sense of deterrence, which will eventually compress "Taiwan independence" into a hopeless black hole.
The warm atmosphere of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China has frustrated Washington, which had hoped that the visit, accompanied by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, would be less about cooperation and more about putting pressure on China.
The recent dazzling diplomatic games are the proof of China's strong capability to defend its vital interests and maintain usual relations with other major powers.
If you cannot keep a neutral position, you cannot be a negotiator. So Europe cannot negotiate peace between Russia and Ukraine, but China can.
Democrats, Republicans, the military and foreign policy establishments, and growing sections of business, are singing from the same anti-China hymn sheet.
Xizang is a unique but normal human society, not a museum showing Tibetan barbaric and backward serfdom culture. A socialist China is people-centered, and all ethnic groups will be truly respected and protected.
The US is paying an extremely high cost to maintain its hegemony and is approaching a tipping point where its strength may be insufficient.
"I have full confidence in the new government. They understand both China and the world."
Let the US continue to use various levers, which will eventually break at certain tipping point due to overuse. China, pragmatic and down to earth, can map out a strategy well.
The US military budget is aimed at global hegemony, but there are many factors in regional military games that cannot be replaced by global games.
The game surrounding the Taiwan question is destined to become increasingly complex, and the intensity of the game will continue to rise.
Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang attends a press conference on China's foreign policy and foreign relations on the sidelines of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress today, and these are the points that impressed me most.
China's development potential is in a stage of continuous release, far from being exhausted. It is necessary to ensure that the momentum of development is sufficient and powerful.
China is at the brunt of the global geopolitical game. China has always maintained peace, and at the same time maintained our strategic initiative in dealing with acute disputes.
Under what circumstances will Australia become a proxy of the US? What lessons could Australia learn from Ukraine?
Some US politicians are playing the bait and switch game, using the Chinese balloon to get American afraid so that they can support their anti-China policies, said Scott Ritter (Ritter), a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer. In an interview with Global Times (GT) reporter Yu Jincui, Ritter said the balloon is not a real threat to the US, but politicians trying to score cheap political points are politicizing Americans' ignorance of China. The following is his full views about the ongoing balloon issue between China and the US and why a weather balloon has made Americans so scared.
There has been very little room for the US to continue to hurt the company.
A Chinese health official from the Bureau of Medical Administration under the National Health Commission announced on Saturday that a total of 59,938 deaths related to COVID-19 occurred in medical institutions nationwide from December 8, 2022 to January 12, 2023, including 54,435 who died of underlying health issues complicated by COVID-19 infection. This is in line with the statistics of deaths from COVID-19 familiar to the public, and it is also a perceptual public understanding of COVID-19 death.
Editor's Note: From many perspectives, the world is in danger of being drawn into long-term trouble. A growing risk of new conflicts is bubbling amid a lingering pandemic, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the plague of soaring inflation and an energy crisis. Against this complex backdrop, what will 2023 look like? Who should we look toward as the anchor of stability in the world? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Zheng Yongnian (Zheng), professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and president of The Institute for International Affairs, Qianhai. This is the fifth piece of the Global Times series – "Looking for an anchor of stability in 2023."
Recent diplomatic activities around Ukraine imply that Russia, Ukraine, the US and the West at large are approaching 2023 with no immediate prospects not only for a comprehensive political settlement, and not even for a ceasefire.
At a time of so many tensions and instabilities in the world, the consistency and stability of the CPC represent a light at the end of the tunnel for humanity, especially for the Global South
Can the West demonstrate the intelligence and humility to learn from its own failures and China's success in governance? The challenge is to understand the strengths of the Chinese political system and find ways of applying them to a Western democracy.
If NGOs meddle in national security, that's a red line. It is within the right of a government to investigate whether these NGOs are there for the purpose of undermining the social order in the country.
Vietnam is clearly aware that the US wants to use it as a pawn, so Hanoi is vigilant while developing relations with the US. Trong's visit further eliminates the risk of bilateral ties being distracted by the South China Sea issue.
Decoupling from China would serve only the interests of America and damage Germany's industry severely. I think many Europeans realize the dangerous situation we are putting ourselves in, if we continue to follow America's leadership.
The report delivered to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) emphasized that China has proposed promoting national rejuvenation through a Chinese path to modernization. This has made “Chinese modernization” a hot phrase in international public opinion. How has the CPC been able to promote the realization of Chinese modernization? And what is the significance of the 20th CPC National Congress to China and the world?
Leaders with a narrow and flimsy political and social base cannot demonstrate a strong leadership, no matter how bright and committed they might be.
A new kind of Chinese modernization depends on a new kind of balance in the relationship between Western and Chinese input. China must place greater stress on its own intellectual and cultural capacity and become less dependent on American influences.
The Chinese have firm strategic wills, and we hope that the Europeans can also maintain a basic sobriety and not be hijacked by the US.
The most important factor that China takes up the global supply chain in just a few decades is its political stability. In the world's systems of economy and supply chain, China's role is irreplaceable.
New Zealand should set an example to other Western countries to maintain a non-aligned foreign policy.
Dependence first to the UK and now to the US, has meant that we've forfeited a great deal of Australia's sovereignty to imperial powers.
The US is willing to fight to the last drop of Ukrainian blood and is ready to fight to the last European, to the last European economy, to the last European government.
It is important to emphasise that Britain is now in a much inferior position than it was in 1979 when Thatcher first came to power.
Editor's Note: Political infighting in the US is becoming tenser and tenser ahead of the midterm elections, with former president Donald Trump's home being raided by the FBI. How will this political infighting evolve? With US-style democracy showing its cracks, how will it affect the US global leadership and US foreign policy, especially that regarding the Taiwan question? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Zheng Yongnian (Zheng), professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and president of the Institute for International Affairs, Qianhai, over these issues.
In China, meritocracy contributes to China's achievements as the best and the brightest always aspire to government service.
The crisis around Taiwan Straits speaks volumes about the inability of Washington to conduct a coherent foreign policy.
The danger of a military conflict over Taiwan is now far greater than at any time since the 1970s. Any such conflict would be far more serious than if it had happened previously as China is now the equal of the US.
What should China do if Pelosi really visits Taiwan? On the Taiwan question, the US has no bottom line. There will be a bottom line, but not through paperwork or lip service, but fight.
It's not easy to describe the development of China over the past 10 years, and if I could only use one term to describe it, I would choose the term "great change."
As China has openly denied the fallacy that the Taiwan Straits are “international waters,” it is possible for PLA to take more determined actions against the US warships and aircraft's harmful moves in the Taiwan Straits. This will become a trend.
Western political elites think they are the only ones who care most about the human rights of Xinjiang. They have really fallen into a shameless moral narcissism.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday delivered a speech on US policy toward China. He barely said anything new.
Moscow should not expect a new transatlantic rift to come in the near future. The reality is that Russia will have to prepare for a protracted confrontation with a newly consolidated Collective West. Fortunately, the modern world is much larger than the Collective West, even if it is newly aware of its common historical destiny.
Australia does not formulate a foreign policy independent of the United States, and because of the immaturity of the LNP and its lack of vision, Canberra has failed to balance its relationship between the US and China, former Australian diplomatic and political commentator Bruce Haigh has told the Global Times. He believes the relationship with China will become better when proper and professional diplomacy is employed.
Carrie Lam's Northern Metropolis project near the border with Shenzhen is a most welcome development in this context. The center of gravity of Hong Kong needs to shift northward.
Historically, when the US was doing well at home, its diplomacy tended to be rational. When there were a lot of domestic problems, it would divert its conflicts to international relations. The present China-US relationship is such a victim.
"How is not selling Kerrygold butter to Russia going to save any Ukrainian lives? How is buying filthy fracked US gas going to stop the war?" Clare Daly, an Irish politician and a member of the European Parliament, asked earlier this month. She said, "NATO has never brought peace anywhere in the world," and sanctions against Russia will "devastate the European economy."
Editor's Note: Since the tension between Russia and Ukraine escalated, former US diplomat George Kennan's warning about NATO's expansion has once again gained people's attention. What was Kennan's general view on NATO? Why did Washington pay no regard to his warning? What would he think about the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict if he were alive today? James Peck (Peck), a US scholar and adjunct professor of history at New York University, talked about these issues with Global Times (GT) reporter Xia Wenxin via email. Peck was the editor of three of Kennan's books in the 1980s.
What should China do after the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict? Should China follow the West in condemning and sanctioning Russia as a token of goodwill to improve ties with the US? Some China-based Western journalists may have found some of these claims on the Chinese internet. But such voice is marginal in China, and has absolutely no influence on mainstream society, let alone the decision-making of the Chinese government.
It needs to be pointed out that many Chinese people have viewed Russia as a sand table. Everything that happens is regarded as having a special relation to China. The disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 taught Chinese society a lesson. It served as a dose of political vaccine, the effects of which are lasting today. Putin has staged a showdown with the US and the West. What does this mean? The Chinese people are watching and waiting.
This incident and war have given small countries an important lesson: when they are caught between major powers, they should try to avoid completely being inclined to one side and helping this side challenge the other.
The challenge for the US is to avoid threatening China's core interests, especially CPC leadership and Taiwan. The challenge for China is to reduce the anxiety of those who fear China's rise. To help, I wish we could enlist Zhou Enlai and Henry Kissinger of 1972. I know they would have the vision and I'd bet they could devise a plan. If they could, couldn't we?
On February 4, on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a Joint Statement on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development. It is a rather lengthy document, outlining common approaches of China and Russia to some of the most fundamental issues of the modern world including regional and worldwide security, democracy and political inclusion, social justice and climate change, arms control and nuclear nonproliferation, national sovereignty and multilateralism.
A group of Republican lawmakers this week introduced the latest brazen and most hubristic proposal to sanction all delegates of the National Congress of the Communist Party of China and their families. This co-called "STOP CCP Act" is co-sponsored by about 15 Republican representatives, with no Democrats having voiced support to it.
China and Russia have demonstrated how to form sustainable dialogue and cooperation in Central Asia. They have established large-scale coordination that is in the interests of security, stability, progress, and prosperity in Central Asia.
Why have so many American journalists and writers been reluctant to thoroughly tell the stories of Americans' losses and pains?
However, at the end of the day, the future of Kazakhstan should be decided by the people of the country, not by any outside actors, no matter how benign they present themselves as being. In order to remain stable and economically successful, Kazakhstan needs a new social contract and such a contract can emerge only in course of a dialogue between state and society.
One year after Insurrection on the Capitol, the US has tried to forget its nightmare and pretend that all was well with its democracy. But the memory of the rioting continues to haunt the country.
Other countries that also possess nuclear weapons, including India, were not invited to join the statement on preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms races. It shows it is difficult for those states to be recognized as nuclear-weapon states.
I would not compare the Cold War with today's competition between China and the US. Back then there was a real ideological competition. The Soviet Union offered its model about the achievements of people's wellbeing and happiness, and the US offered its own. On the one hand, today we are living in a very integrated world – for example, in terms of information. But on the other hand, we are also living in a very divided world, with different value systems and approaches to development.
Intel has become a typical “cannon” which opens verbal fire upon China among the US business community.
Germany's act is indeed opportunistic. But we should understand that Germany is not China's geopolitical opponent. Germany is radical in ideology and human rights issues but it lacks reasons to really come to East Asia to join the China-US competition and take the US side.