The increasing cooperation between China and African countries has opened a new window for them, a China window beyond the old Western window, from where new choices can be seen.
The West finds it difficult to think afresh in the post-COVID era. China is embracing a new post-COVID era, while the West is behind the curve, still living in a COVID-dominated era of international relations.
The crisis and consequence caused by COVID-19 is real. It has swept the world over the past three years, and many countries have come out through almost “surrendering to the virus.” China has been fighting the epidemic for three years, and it will eventually break the lock of the virus. From November to December, the country made up its mind to take this step. It turned out to be more challenging and painful than many had expected. However, we have escaped the worst period of the virus after all. China carried out a strategic breakthrough when it was relatively weakened.
The basic judgment is that even in the worst-case scenario, the COVID-19 mortality rate in China should be much lower than that of the US and Europe in the last three years if the same statistical criteria are applied. Everyone can remain completely confident about this.
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.
The global industrial chain and supply chain are now undergoing unprecedented changes, but the advantages of Made in China remain unchanged, and the image of China based on Made in China is still on the rise.
The Europe of today, including the modern prosperous lifestyles that people enjoy, and the order and rules that sustain such a lifestyle, is the result of the continuation of this great colonial expansion.
China has provided a reference for the Arab world with its own stable and sustained development. What China can do, the Arab countries must be able to do as well.
In the aspects of the competition in manufacturing in the major industrial countries that China already has a leading position, it is because in those aspects, human resources have won.
But when it makes this a strategic goal, it will do its best to contain China's development in the global supply chain, make every effort to keep the international supply chain in its own hands, and restructure its relations with its allies accordingly.
Some Europeans look at China with a sense of superiority. The question is not what facilities China wants “to control” in Europe, but whether Europeans can get back the working spirit that once brought Europe to development.
In the past, the status of major power was won through wars, such as the British empire, the US and the Soviet Union. But now, whether a country can be defined as a major power depends on whether it has the ability and will to provide enough international public goods to the region and the world. Achieving sustainable rise by providing international public goods is what differentiates China and other major powers in the past. Asian peace can be secured with more international public goods.
Whether the US is the best partner of the Asia-Pacific region, it is not dependent on what Vice President Kamala Harris will say at the APEC meeting; rather, all countries in this region have a steelyard in their hearts. The real scale on the steelyard is the technology, capital and market support that the US provides to the region, not the language Harris uses. Everyone knows what kind of geopolitical goals the US harbors in the Asia-Pacific region, but is at a loss as to what tangible benefits the US can bring to the region.
After the Xi-Biden meeting, it would be good for the world and for both China and the US, if US policymakers could look in the right direction and think about the words of the Chinese leader.
So what does the future hold? America will not be able to contain China. The latter will remain deeply connected with the world. China's greatest strength is the close relationship it has built with the developing world.
Many newly elected Republican politicians believe that the distribution of Ukraine war efforts is unfair since the Ukrainian crisis is a European problem rather than a US one. The pressure on Europe is likely to increase, writes a Russian scholar
Division is profoundly affecting American political and social life. Each side sees the other as "not my people" and has a strong sense of disgust and distrust of the other. American attributes were shredded.
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.
Biden said the US has to "responsibly manage the increasingly intense competition with China," and "we have to maintain our military advantage by making clear that - that we do not seek conflict."
The biggest thing the US forgets is that they are “fighting” against a country with a strong industrial base. If it wants to “destroy” China, even in just one or two industrial areas, first of all, get ready to be hit back.
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 rise of far-right parties in Sweden is by no means a positive signal for globalization. Taking political changes that have occurred in major European countries into consideration, people are wondering where Europe is headed.
As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate, the demon of nuclear weapons seems to be still hovering around the white house in Reykjavik as the 1986 summit, making strange noises.
Apple announces it will produce iPhone 14 in India. US and Apple policymakers, Indian producers, as well as the world's Apple production and supply chain, will all bear the backlash of US containment policy toward China.
Russia is now the equivalent of a screw, and Europe and Ukraine a nut. Both the screw and the nut are in the hands of 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.
Peace can be secured if more and more countries choose to side with peace and oppose war, not being tied to certain military groups, and not being involved in a broader war, including financial and economic sanctions.
Please don't forget that there will be no absolute winner or loser in a military conflict between nuclear powers.
But the question is that Russia has strategic gaming capabilities, but what is Russia's long-term goal?
Russia and China now clearly see eye to eye on a range of international security and development issues; such a unity of views is historically justified and also reflects the current geopolitical balance in the international system. This unity constitutes a solid foundation for a long-term mutually beneficial cooperation between the two nations; one can only hope that the relationship will remain vibrant and will get stronger over time.
The influence of Queen Elizabeth II and her royal family included a perceived legacy of colonialism, particularly the division of civilization into different classes, which still severely constrains the development of former colonial countries.
Western sanctions will not kill Russia, but will create a new Russia, which is giving up its illusions about the West and gradually embedding deeper into the East, finding a new self by enjoying the dividends of the rise of the East.
It is necessary to ask rhetorically why the elites in the US and the West are always thinking about when China will overtake the US in terms of economic size. This is because the rise of China has touched their deepest sense of superiority.
What lessons can China learn from Russia's prosperity and setbacks? Where does the energy of the "fighting nation" come from? How has Russia developed a unified national identity? These present a new topic of how to take a deeper look at Russia.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the former Soviet Union, passed away on Tuesday local time. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences. But the real and overwhelming compliments for him came from the West, ranging from US President Joe Biden to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and politicians from the same era of Gorbachev, who praised him for introducing “brave democratic reforms,” bringing “freedom,” ending the Cold War and making the world safer.
If the world order and system, as the Americans and the West call it, cannot offer enough room for China and the US to dance together, cannot accommodate the growth of Chinese companies and the rise of China's capital power, it only means that it is this order and system that needs to be improved.
The expo signals a new beginning for China to lead a new wave of globalization.
Will the US start a war against China? History tells us that the option of war is an inherent part of US capital export and expansion, and that Washington is often easily manipulated by the impulse of capital power.
Several US lawmakers made a visit to the island of Taiwan via US military aircraft on Sunday. This is new provocation. On the same day, it's revealed by the Taiwan side that China's PLA sent 22 military aircraft and six warships for combat readiness security patrols in the Taiwan Straits and some of them crossed the so-called median line, which the mainland doesn't recognize.
Five Chinese state-owned giants – China Life Insurance, PetroChina, Sinopec, Aluminum Corporation of China, and Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical – have announced they will delist from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It is important to understand exactly what the delisting means, without either underestimating or overstating the significance.
How to better play the advantages of the national system is the key for China to break through the containment and suppression in this competition.
China does not want to be an enemy of the US. But if the US strategy is to push China into a hostile position, then China has only one option.
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.
Pelosi's back-and-forth moves over the Taiwan question reflect US politicians' short-sightedness and the country's strategic bluff as a paper tiger. To a certain extent, the trip if finalized will accelerate the process of China's reunification.
Taiwan Straits will be the place where the US will finally show its true “paper tiger” face. As for Taiwan authorities, they will show themselves as shivering “paper mice.”
April 7, 1840 is a day that the Chinese will not forget. On that day, the British Parliament debated issues related to China. Historians originally believed that it was that meeting that made the decision for the British to invade China. Later, a journalist investigated and found that British warships were already on their way to China at the time of the debate in the British Parliament. The British Parliament did not pass the appropriation for the military expenses of the expedition to China until July 27, 1840, after the outbreak of war. The facts show that the Opium War was initiated by the British government.
It is probably time for the West to try to walk away a little bit from the old security logic of “sphere of influence” and think more about the concept of security concerns.
Seoul has sacrificed its interests for the US, but will the US stand up for it when something really happens? In future, it is likely that the US and other Western countries will drag South Korea into more problems they create rather than helping it.
The Chinese mainland must be brave enough to take this step of flying warplanes over the island, which, unlike warplanes flight around Taiwan, can truly reflect China's sovereignty over the territory, and is more substantial than any visit to Taiwan by senior foreign officials. Using Pelosi's visit to Taiwan to complete this leap is most likely to make it a peaceful transition.
In short, it is now time for the US to reflect on itself. Without reflection and policy reversion, the US economy will be in even greater trouble.
Japan's rearmament and the revision of its pacifist constitution is both a Japanese issue and a larger regional security issue, depending on how Japan will respond to the US “Indo-Pacific Strategy” and the rise of China.
International politicians may also have to think: If they continue to contain China, what will they receive, after their death, from the 1.4 billion Chinese people?
Diversity is one of the main sources of G20 legitimacy that G7 or NATO clearly lacks. Diversity and representativeness are assets that the Group of 20 cannot easily relinquish.
It is certainly not just the Biden administration or the Democratic administration that is being shaken, but the "foundation" of the White House.
Ukraine is still in the process of rebuilding its country after the end of the Cold War, and the process of dealing with the Cold War legacy is bound to be fraught with geopolitical risks.
BRICS is not an anti-Western camp, nor is it a group to fight the West. The keywords of this year's BRICS meeting are “development,” “cooperation,” “stability” and “peace,” which aim to bring the world back on the right track.
It is time to warn some Western people who look like gentlemen but are actually gang leaders. The world today is no longer a place where Western powers can drive around in their gunboats and flex muscles.
A rising China is conducive to the world. The stronger China is, the less the US will dare to provoke China, and the more stable China-US relations will be. And the stronger China is, the more peaceful and developed the world will be.
Observing China's shopping festivals is a wonderful window into the interaction between the US and Chinese economies and trade. I hope they will realize that the industrial chain and supply chain are not at the mercy of their ideological standards.
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.
Compared with the past, China's current difficulties are not due to retrogression, but the hope of a better life.
The economic and trade ties between China and the EU have not come easily. The two sides should avoid falling into an ideological confrontation, adopt a pragmatic attitude, and attach more attention to the actual benefits achieved through cooperation.
Blinken's China policy speech is a reflection of hypocrisy and malevolence of the Biden administration's policy toward China. Chinese people believe actions speak louder than words – beautiful rhetoric cannot conceal the ugliness in actions.
The chances for US to be sucessful in the Summit of Americas are quite low. Indeed, who among leaders of sovereign states would like to become an obedient schoolboy drilled by a demanding teacher?
US leaders may not really see relations with China as a return to the Cold War, but Washington's recourse to the tired tactics of ideological competition with the Soviet Union does leave a sense of helplessness.
Recently, many international financial institutions have continued to downgrade China's economic growth forecasts. Badmouthing China is not something new, and China's economy is indeed facing a lot of downward pressure due to factors like the COVID-19 epidemic. But objectively speaking, these pessimistic opinions are based on either groundless accusations or exaggeration to deliberately create an anxious and fearful sentiment for global capital and exacerbate the fluctuation of China's economy and finance.
Peace is certainly something that all countries want. But the question is whether the order of Western civilization means that one must adopt the same political system as the West, or the same beliefs as the West, in order to obtain it.
China's pragmatic progress in human rights, combined with the country's guard against these catastrophes that could impact human rights has made China the highlight of the 21st century in human civilizational development.
Will these two countries ever say goodbye to their fear? Let's not forget the fact - when NATO bases appear on the soil of the two Nordic countries, Russia will have no choice but to directly change the balance in the region with the future deployment of its nuclear and strategic forces.
Calm, rationality and negotiation, rather than restlessness, madness and war, are the first ways to prevent the current situation from getting worse.
It will be a long-term challenge to preserve its cultural traditions and find a path to modernity in the face of Westernization.
I would say going forward, anything that can be done to empower the business community in the US and the business community in China to work together and to create opportunities will benefit the people on both sides. But it's going to be hard because right now, the tone in the media and in Washington is not to encourage that. It's discouraging.
There are reasons why some countries, especially some large developing countries, haven't joined the US and the EU in sanctioning Russia. For example, India, Indonesia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, and of course China.
Will French policy toward China become more pragmatic and flexible? The answer should not ignore EU's foreign policy in the context of the Russia-Ukraine war. France will have to pay more attention to a coherent EU foreign policy.
There is a strong hope that Beijing will defeat this round of outbreak with a concentrated battle at a manageable cost. It is hoped that Beijing can be an example to prove that Omicron variant is manageable in our mega-cities at a limited cost.
West has not been able to accept the way of engaging with China. They have deep misunderstandings of China. We should communicate with and listen to them, and we should pay heed to what is right and refute what is wrong.
Europe's right-wing and conservative tendencies are intensifying in what could be one of the most noteworthy changes of the century.
Why is there a strong foundation for China's continued rise? How to understand current China-US tension? What should China and the US compete for in the future?
International affairs should be handled fairly and rationally, not according to the number of countries involved or how powerful they are.
The Chinese mainland will not provoke troubles, but we never flinch when trouble comes our way. We have fought through the trade war. If Washington, with the cooperation of the Taiwan authority, wants to try again in the Taiwan Straits, what we should do is to teach them another heavy lesson and set up solid rules for them.
On March 26, Biden gave a lengthy speech on the last day of his visit to Poland. At the end of the speech, he suddenly said that Putin “can no longer stay in power.”
Asia needs further cooperation to reconstruct political and economic security order. Therefore, we must pay great attention to this historical background when we observe the Russian-Ukrainian conflict amid the integration process in Europe.
China does need to strive for more access to the high-end sectors in order to break the US blockade. However, China does need to further consolidate its position in the global industrial chain.
On February 21, 1972, US President Richard Nixon came to Beijing to begin a “world-changing” visit. He became the first sitting US president to visit China.
When Washington targets its strategy at China and sees China as an adversary, it is poisoning the Asia-Pacific economies and planting landmines and time bombs for the peaceful development of the Asia-Pacific. The result will be that there is simply no prospect of peace, security and stable development in the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
The Beijing Winter Olympics set a new global benchmark for environmental protection. China, a non-Western, populous, and world's largest developing country has fulfilled its global commitment to go green.
If the 2008 Summer Olympics marked China's dramatic arrival on the global stage, the 2022 Winter Olympics bear witness to the extraordinary decline of US influence over the 14-year period that separates the two events.
In the aforementioned New York Times report, the authors seem to have intentionally chosen the term “The Banality of Evil”. The crudeness of applying a term highlighting the psychology of Nazi butchers to their analysis and judgment of China, unintentionally reveals the psychology a nation standing on a pulpit. What they do not realize is that the foundation of the pulpit has crumbled beneath their feet.
On January 6, Apple filed a document with the US Securities and Exchange Commission showing that Tim Cook's total compensation as CEO in 2021 reached $98.7 million. It came after Apple's market capitalization surpassed $3 trillion during mid-day US stock trading on January 3, making it the world's highest market capitalization. This amount is close to China's foreign exchange reserves of $3.25 trillion (at the end of December 2021).
Why have so many American journalists and writers been reluctant to thoroughly tell the stories of Americans' losses and pains?
China has maintained a zero mortality rate for new cases, while the US averaged 1,664 deaths per day during last week. This is not to say that the US government doesn't want to reduce the death rate, but it can't, due to a different system.
Only by implementing strict prevention and control measures in Xi 'an can the epidemic be controlled within the shortest time and more lives will be protected.
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.
2022 is a crucial year for US politics. Many major events are set to occur, such as the mid-term elections and the handling of the Omicron rampage. There is another thing that cannot be ignored: former US president Donald Trump's comeback on social media.
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.
Facing such US hegemony, China needs to consolidate its own manufacturing strength while advancing connections with its global counterparts, which requires a more open market.
Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. There is no need for the Chinese people to sigh for it. What we should do is drawing lessons from it, because the US very much hopes that China will become the second Soviet Union and fall apart one day.
In the 21st century, the emphasis on adversaries seems to be an obsolete foreign policy concept.
Intel has become a typical “cannon” which opens verbal fire upon China among the US business community.
The US is ambitious to restore its manufacturing supply chain, especially at the middle and low end, but it is impossible to achieve this goal by relying solely on policy investment or vigorously squeezing Chinese manufacturing.
After reading the notification from China's Central Economic Work Conference, I am more confident in the country's economic situation.
If Washington truly understands China's political system, then it should understand that the strength of China's system lies not only in its democracy, which is in line with the country's development practices. It also lies in its characteristics of being "centralized," which will show its potential power amid the US siege.
Western democracy is under huge pressure both internally and externally. And the gulf between the relative performance between the US and China is set to grow ever wider.
The whole-process democracy in China is a great practice of universal significance. This situation has become more and more obvious in the big picture of human civilization.
The US has gradually alienated the definition of democracy and tried to monopolize the right to define it. What China needs to do is to restore the original political intent of democracy. Our pursuit of whole-process people's democracy will become a valuable practice for all human beings.
The core of China's future energy security lies in the innovation and application of clean energy technologies, instead of geopolitics or energy reserves.
If there really is a competitive relationship between China and the US, what's important next is how the young people of the two countries treat their jobs respectively.
In the face of such an irrational Australia, shouldn't China be prepared with an iron fist and to punch it hard when needed, teaching it a thorough lesson?
If the US continues to contain China as it did to its enemies during the Cold War, there will be no “straightforward competition” at all. In fact, the response it will receive from China will no longer be “respect”.
The historic resolution adopted at the sixth plenum of the 19th CPC Central Committee is imbued with enormous self-confidence, at the core of which is the country's extraordinary achievements over the last seven decades.
We cannot deny the overall hard work of the grassroots pandemic prevention workers because of a specific case. We must not forget the most basic fact is that China's fight against the epidemic has saved countless lives. This is the most important fact that the majority of people care about.
I have always had two benchmarks in viewing China. The first one is the aspirations of public, and the ability of the public power (first of all, public authority) to satisfy these aspirations. Objectively speaking, there has always been a gap between the two. The second one is the comparison of problem-solving capabilities and overall development situation between China and foreign countries. Such comparisons help us define the nature of the country's insufficient ability to meet public aspirations and undertake a more comprehensive assessment of the country's state of governance.
Common Prosperity is aspirational, the overarching domestic vision of what it will take to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation as the fulfillment of the Chinese Dream, thus heralding China's new era.
US' China strategy is making grave misjudgments about China and China's rise. As a result, there came the severe misreading of China's politics and Chinese national rejuvenation in regards to the Taiwan question.
US approach will almost certainly function with a price: More lives will be swallowed by the virus.
The trade war between the US and China and the fight against COVID-19 are two super examples that have reset the Chinese people of political understanding.
As a battlefront, the media people should be trusted and have the independent space to carry out innovation. I hope entire society, including the government, will continue to give us support, tolerance and encouragement.
The dynamic zero-case policy is indeed costly. But if we completely open up the border and stop the epidemiological investigation and tracking down cases as the US does, the consequences will be utterly unimaginable.
In fact, the real challenge of the 21st century is not competition between different systems. It is whether countries with different systems, especially big countries, can find a path toward peace, cooperation and common development.
We only need to steadily strengthen preparations for a military fight, while maintaining the normal rhythm and prosperity of economic and social life. Whether the eventual reunification is achieved via an overwhelming military fight or a peaceful end to the separation due to the desperation of the DPP authority, it will just be a historical destiny.
I would like to ask all the Chinese people to trust the leadership of the Party and the government in this great mission. Please trust that we are constantly moving in the right way toward the goal of national reunification.
In recent days, there have been increasing voices on the internet that criticize China's strict implementation of pandemic prevention measures. Western media have collectively targeted China's zero-COVID-19 policy, slandering the sustainability of China's anti-pandemic approach. The complaints on the internet are more complicated. Many of them are about the impact on normal life, and reflect real problems. However, Western opinion really wants to "pull China down" and let China abandon its dynamic zero-COVID policy and become "as bad as them".
The external affairs authority of Taiwan island on Friday issued a statement, fiercely accusing the Global Times (GT)' coverage on its leader Joseph Wu's visit to Europe of being "reduced to faking and lying," and claiming that the island's "diplomacy toward Europe" focuses on "underlining the shared values of democracy and freedom." It blamed the GT's criticism on Wu's behavior in Europe as "spreading fake news" and said only the "authoritarian and totalitarian" Chinese mainland can do that.
I watched the new James Bond movie last night. It is well made. But the more I watched, the more it looked like comedy. In one scene when they are about to destroy a chemical manufacturing facility located on a disputed island between Russia and Japan, the MI6 official asks whether there are any Royal Navy warships nearby. It turns out there are, and then the missile is launched. Are the British sleepwalking? The Royal Navy is now relying heavily on the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, which has been leaking frequently, to scrape a battle group up. Yet HMS Queen Elizabeth did come to show in the Asia Pacific region recently. But if it is exploited as the basis for the story, it would be too embarrassing.
Can China and the US co-exist peacefully? Can the relationship between China and the West develop steadily and constantly? To a large extent, these questions are actually about the problem of whether there can be a more accurate theoretical system for understanding and analyzing the rise of China.
If the Taiwan question escalates so that it can only be solved through military means, the sudden surrender of Taiwan authorities who dare not fight is within everyone's expectation.
For a long time, people's views on the relations between great powers have been deeply influenced by the realistic theory of international relations, and the media's reports on international news tend to prefer the contents of fights. In this regard, we need to avoid three misunderstandings in the observation of great power relations.
I suggest that Chinese people understand the country's determination and goodwill in promoting the pilot property tax. We believe our country has the ability to actively and steadily promote this major reform and achieve good macro-control effects.
Chinese renowned pianist Li Yundi was detained for soliciting a prostitute a few days ago in Beijing. He is eating the bitter fruit of his own making. He is a celebrity, and it's logical that his movements have been revealed to the public which has become an online sensation.
Burns represents those who would rather be a "wolf warrior" than a friendly ambassador.
I am somewhat worried about US elites of international politics. Their country is the most militarily advanced and secured country in the world, but they have acted as if the US is against the wall. The US can be said to be most neurotic in the world. The root cause is their incorrect security concept. They want the US to be absolutely safe. In that case, other countries must obey the US, or they will be struck by the US. However, this kind of absolute security does not exist in today's world.
The three taikonauts onboard the Shenzhou-13 spaceship entered China's space station core module Tianhe on Saturday. The entire nation was watching and felt a shared sense of national pride. One after another, the country's major achievements are reshaping the feeling of being a Chinese.
The French-based organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launched its Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) transparency tool designed to "identify and reward trustworthy news sources" to combat false information. This online program requires the media to first conduct a self-assessment, which involves an internal check of conformity with the "JTI Standard." Next, the results may be "voluntarily disclosed to the public." The final stage of the process is an external evaluation by a third-party to certify a media as "trustworthy news sources." The supporters of JTI are basically Western news and social organizations, including major US internet companies and the "Association of Taiwan Journalists." Chinese and Russian news organizations are not involved.
Beijing has proposed to suspend the city's light show and shortened the time of the city's landscape lighting at night. I believe it makes sense for Beijing to launch this initiative now, whether this is because of Beijing's power supply shortage or a response to the power shortages in Northeast China and other places.
Today's Chinese people are more dignified than ever before, and one of the important reasons is that we are not as poor as before.
The Chinese mainland announced on Sunday suspension of imports of cherimoya and wax apples from the island of Taiwan due to the discovery of a known pest in recent shipments. This has led to bitter complaints from some politicians on the island.
Currently, the US is in a dilemma. If it doesn't contain China, China is likely to surpass the US in some areas. But if it does so, it will lose the benefits from China's development.
The US learnt the hard way that its power was not infinite, that it could not do whatever it wanted, that there were severe limits to what it could achieve. And it has paid a huge price in terms of lives and dollars, and how it is regarded in the world.
If the US cannot learn to live peacefully with a more confident country, this will be a disaster for them and the world. They need to respect a progressively growing economic power with a different ideology.
The truth is, even if China's GDP surpasses that of the US one day, our per capita wealth will be far less than that of the US, Europe and the entire Western world. But even so, Washington will not allow it. They believe that being poor is Chinese people's collective fate. The poverty in China is an indispensable prerequisite for the security of the US and the world.
Some people say the year 2021 is witnessing the world economy obviously walking out of its darkest moment. They are perhaps right if we look at the numbers.
Japan is a snob; it will not set itself against the stronger power. So ultimately the question is: how do we make ourselves stronger and more powerful.
Hurricane Ida and its remnants have left at least 63 people dead, according to ABC News on Saturday. The death toll caused by floods in Central China's Henan Province stands at over 300. In mid-July, the flooding in Germany resulted in 197 deaths, and at least 300 remained missing. As the Earth gets warmer, more water has been evaporating from the oceans and then pouring down more violently. Humanity has encountered a common challenge.
If the US really makes moments of introspection and tries to learn a lesson, then it should ask why the successive presidential figure made an impossible goal as a strategic focus for the past 20 years.
The USS Kidd guided missile destroyer and the USCGC Munro cutter made a transit in the Taiwan Straits on Friday, the eighth time the US has sent warships through the Taiwan Straits this year. On the same day, the PLA held multiple military exercises on both sides of the Straits.
The impulse of hegemonism deeply rooted in these Americans' minds hasn't changed a lot in 20 years.
What can we expect most from the new Afghan government?
History tells us that the West's expansion was driven by a sense of mission, but so was its loss. In the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks, Washington's strategic focus has been changing, but its sense of mission to conquer the world has not.
For Chinese people, we need to implement greater institutional reforms, and devote more manpower, knowledge and innovation of ideas to deal with a fiercer struggle with the outside world
While the US has pursued global expansion, China has prioritized its own stability and development.
Changes in production areas certainly lead to changes in markets, even though the processes are quite slow. This is why it will be increasingly difficult for US capital to make money from the world.
China will not tolerate newly emerged infection chains, because that will only lead to disaster and bring the situation out of control. The public will not accept the change for worse, and it is not politically feasible.
US is No.1 in failing virus fight; No.1 in passing buck to others; No.1 in spreading virus; No.1 in being politically divided; No.1 in over-issuing currency; No.1 in being turbulent amid pandemic; No.1 in spreading lies; No.1 in practicing “origins-tracing terrorism.”
Once China substantially strengthens its nuclear forces, its only purpose will be to deter the US.
Western elites until today still don't understand China's development policies.
What is going on in China has not been closely followed. It has instead been analyzed with American theory. But China is on a different path from the West, and the US. The “de-Americanization” is taking place.
America's primacy simply cannot survive, but for America to come round to accepting this will be a very traumatic, conflictual and long-drawn out process.
Empires in geopolitical competition always only focus on their own interests and security - this is one of the reasons why they are deeply trapped in this "graveyard of empires."
The Communist Party of China (CPC) and World Political Parties Summit, held on Tuesday, is a new climax of the 100th anniversary of the founding of CPC celebrations. It is also the largest-scale political parties' summit with the highest level of participants held by the CPC. It is an unprecedented meeting in the history of both global politics and world political parties.
Israel, which has the highest rate of COVID-19 vaccinations, has suffered from an epidemic resurgence. This sends a strong signal that the immunity of the Pfizer vaccine and other vaccines in the face of Delta variant is facing severe tests.
With regard to China's regional development, it is showing a good tendency of transforming from being unbalanced to balanced, from being incompatible to coordinated.
The astonishing disaster of the sudden collapse of a 12-story condo building in Miami, Florida is sad. The slow rescue work has also made those concerned about the matter anxious. Rescuers have apparently made heroic efforts, but the large pile of rubble is generally staying intact as of now. The reported casualties are 5 dead and more than 150 missing. The US' rescue capability with emergency situations is much worse than people think.
Regardless of whether or not the G7 countries are motivated to counter China's Belt and Road Initiative, the Americans and their ilk are eager to hatch such a plan.
Since the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, NATO has lost its reason for existence.
The West is divided and fragmenting. The authority of the US is in decline, no longer able to get its way as it once was.
What gives the CPC life and energy is its political cognition and strategic determination that are highly self-aware, self-reflective, and self-confident. It takes stock of its political traditions and cultural temperament - putting theory into practice and taking root in reality.
It's a common sense to leave tricky jobs to the professionals. However, some US politicians and media outlets are acting as back-seat drivers on the studies of origin tracing of COVID-19, a serious and complicated scientific issue, trying to interfere in the process with political prejudices and distort facts with lies fabricated for political conspiracies.
US decoupling from China would divide the world. However, will this lead to a situation that the US does not even anticipate. Some industries and the countries that depend on these industries in China may decouple from the US in the future. This cannot be decided by the US holding up high the banner of ideology.
The research into the impact of infectious diseases on the rise and fall of major powers alters the patterns of international relations theories. It further tests the wisdom and theoretical innovation levels of international relations scholars too.
Anyone who has some knowledge of Chinese history would know what food and clothing mean for the Chinese people. The frequent great famines represent an indispensable chapter in Chinese history. In children's books published in the US over the past two or three decades, Chinese people were depicted as pale and thin. This demonstrates their limited understanding overall.
As for Xinjiang, many foreigners are concerned about: Is Xinjiang chaotic? Is Xinjiang very poor? Are there any abuses? Are there any restrictions on traveling to Xinjiang? Any foreign friends are welcome to visit Xinjiang. I believe the answer will be the same as what I have introduced.
It is up to the Americans to feel and judge the resilience of their democracy. But given what has happened in the US, other countries will question the White House's qualification of pointing an accusing finger at their domestic affairs in the name of democracy.
The peace lovers of the world should unite to oppose hegemonism, promote genuine multilateralism and safeguard world peace. Humanity still faces threats to peace in the 21st century. Over the past 20 years, the wars launched by the US have caused huge disasters around the world. All countries have the responsibility to condemn the perpetrators of these disasters.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The difficulty is that it is impossible to bridge differences without serious reforms. And it is challenging to promote reform without bridging differences.
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.
They both can take example by each other, but on the whole, due to different economic structures, the two countries businesses will go in different directions.
Both countries will have to adapt to major changes in their strategic postures. This will become a new normal in their bilateral relations. Everyone needs to adapt to this.
In post-pandemic era, biggest challenge the US will encounter is to create more jobs for the unemployed; otherwise it will continue to pay the huge relief bill for them. Can US fix joblessness in post-pandemic era?
This new competition could even be called “a new global green and low-carbon economy war.”
Without investing in related manufacturing sectors, Biden's ambitious infrastructure plan won't see desired results even with a huge investment.
There is a profound belief in the West that a one-party system is unsustainable because it is incapable of reform. That is not born out by the history of the CPC. It has, more than any other party in the world, displayed a remarkable ability to reform.
From the perspective of Yiwu city, I feel more hopeful. As they promote financial services for foreigners, they also guard against possible pitfalls by comprehensively assessing the credit risks of foreign organizations.
Amid Western media's one-sided criticism against China, if some Western reporter could thoroughly examine why CPC has been able to stay in power for over 70 years, the book would have its value increase no less than 150 times in 40 years.
Two lessons from the China-US Alaska meet: first, there is a new sense of Chinese confidence; second, US is coming to the painful realization that China is now its equal. But it cannot accept what is already a historical reality.
“This is not the way to deal with Chinese people,” said by senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi during Alaska talks, went viral. This reflects Chinese people's psychological disapproval of how the West structures the hierarchy of civilizations.
The tense Alaska meeting is just a prelude to a seemingly much longer period of China-US tensions. Beyond this, there are many external risks to China's rise. A strategic judgment of these risks is in no way a panic and fear of uncertainty.
The 100 years of the CPC have been a century when Chinese people took their destiny back into their own hands.
If there are fewer and fewer opportunities for individuals' development, people might ask: Will the American dream still exist?
US sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein wrote in his 1999 book The End of the World as We Know It, what we know in the 21st century should be more open than what we knew during the 20th century. If this logic works, the whole world, especially the West, should evaluate whether or not China, which has developed in high quality, poses opportunities or challenges over the next five to 15 years? Should the world embrace or reject China? Should the world cooperate with or give up cooperating with China? This will test the West's strategic wisdom toward China.
US economist Stephen Roach recently pointed out that last year, the combined COVID-19 relief packages in the US hit a total of $5 trillion, or 24 percent of GDP in 2020. This far exceeds all records. On March 6, US Senate passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Will this destroy the world's confidence in the dollar? After all, green note is the foundation of US hegemony.
Political reform is part of the solution to Hong Kong's malaise. But socio-economic reform on a scale that hitherto has been sadly lacking is at least as important.