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.