For Europe which is standing at crossroads, it faces a series of development and security issues, such as refugee influx, energy crisis, economic recession, that wait for urgent solution as its politics turns right. It needs strategic autonomy, the courage to see truth from facts and choices that accord to the trend to solve those issues. Italy is no exception to this.
China's diplomacy has always treated friends who seek peace, cooperation and unity with smiles, but reacted strongly to forces that provoke and undermine our core interests. These two distinct attitudes are parts that form China's certainty.
We also have confidence in New Delhi's political wisdom and strategic sobriety, and believe that China and India will find a way of coexistence and accommodating divergent views.
Nuclear weapons are by no means a grenade that can be tied up on the waist, and taken out to show off at one's whim to scare people.
Amid the interwoven changes and chaos of the world, the UN is also undergoing a test about profound differences.
The "burden on the US" theory is bizarre. It is a new variant of "China responsibility theory."
It's hard to believe that the "prosperity" of the US is clean and moral.
German Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck has frequently fired shots at China recently. After a meeting with his G7 counterparts last week, Habeck claimed that “the naivety toward China is over.” His ministry was also considering new measures to make business with China less attractive, including closer examination of Chinese investments in Europe, as it seeks to reduce its dependency on the Chinese market and products. But Habeck's remarks are both unprofessional and nonsensical.
President Xi's trip to Central Asia has global significance. It brings confidence and hope to the region amid crises and changes, and will continue to pool forces to promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
As uncertainty significantly increases in today's international landscape, the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era has always been on course and has not lost momentum.
The SCO provides the world a huge room for imagination, and the Samarkand Summit will become a new milestone.
China has never been involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, so how can the situation of "he who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount" be applied to China?
The reelection of the incumbent Okinawa governor Denny Tamaki is the result neither Tokyo nor Washington wanted, but they should stop turning a deaf ear to the public opinion in Okinawa that the reelection result has reflected.
Countering China has become Washington's open scheme, while create more economic vassals and geopolitical minions at the same time is its secret plot.
They can neither be forcibly "bound" nor is there any "struggle between two tigers.” This is probably puzzling to the US and Western elites. We should be grateful that the world does not run on their will.
This spirit is not visible in normal times, but when it comes to a critical moment, it bursts out with a powerful force that is sufficient to overcome difficulties.
Public opinion in the US and the West is often times deliberately “promoting India and suppressing China.” Their blarneys to India are all belittling India.
To become the new "Iron Lady," Truss needs to recognize the development trend of the times and change the rigid and outdated "imperial mentality."
The US had not taken South Korea's interests into consideration from the very beginning. Such arrogance and indifference are undoubtedly an insult to South Korea's self-esteem.
Faced with the question of the times - “Openness or isolation? Progress or retrogression?” - China and the US, the world's two largest economies, have made increasingly clear choices. Two topics that have recently attracted much international attention have happened to demonstrate different pictures of two choices and two trends.
The failure of US and UK military vessels to dock in the Solomon Islands, a Pacific Island country, due to some technical reasons, has been made into a big issue in the US and Western public opinion. A New York Times report claimed “The move appeared to be a rebuke of the United States.” It's not difficult for us to sense some people's complicated feelings of shame and anger. For Washington, this not only is a matter of losing face, but also indicates it actually feels guilty of its “coercive diplomacy.”
The Vostok 2022 military exercises will be held September 1-7 in the Russian Eastern Military District. Thirteen countries including China, India, Belarus, Mongolia and Algeria are invited to send troops to participate in the exercises. It's also the first time China has sent its Army, Navy and Air Force at the same time to an exercise. Against the backdrop of regional conflicts, the Vostok drills, held in every four years, will be “closely watched” by the US and Western public opinion, which particularized China among the many participating countries, claiming that Washington has been expressing concern about the “warming ties” between China and Russia, and even exaggeratedly branded the China-Russia cooperation “undermining global security.”
According to British media reports, a direct sea shipping container route has been opened for the first time between China and Scotland. And soon, more than a million bottles of whisky will leave the west coast of Scotland to be shipped to China through this direct route. Affected by factors such as pandemic and supply chain chaos, global schedule reliability dropped to a new low of around 40 percent. But the opening of the direct shipping container service to China could not only almost halve transit time but also provide new stability and certainty to Scotland's foreign trade industry. David Milne, managing director of Scotland's largest independent shipping and logistics organization, said it “could not have come at a better time for Scottish businesses.”
The China-US cross-border regulatory cooperation has taken an important step forward. On Friday, China Securities Regulatory Commission and Ministry of Finance signed an audit oversight cooperation agreement with the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, with a view to advancing relevant cooperation in the near future. Some US media outlets couldn't wait to release the news in advance, and Chinese stocks in the US market surged in response. This has provided a helpful side note to our perception of the basic logic of the China-US relations, as well as the real attitude of the market and public opinion on bilateral ties.
Whenever the country and the people need it, there are always millions of people who come forward spontaneously
Washington's motives have never been pure when it comes to tackling climate change.
The impulse of the Japanese right-wing forces to break through the post-WWII system has been unstoppable, and this is one of the biggest risks facing the Asia-Pacific. How serious are the consequences of finding the wrong enemy? History has given us inspirations and lessons too many times.
It is obviously a game that most sides will lose, and the longer it drags on, the deeper the scars will be. This cannot be clearer. But at this point, some people are afraid that it will stop suddenly, and they are eager to push the conflict to continue.
August 19 marks the World Humanitarian Day, and Guterres also made a special appeal to rich countries in hope they can open their wallets and hearts to help those bearing the brunt of the global food crisis. Next, we will see what actual actions these countries will take. The international community has sharp eyes.
At this important historical juncture, the initiative and special significance of a US ambassador to China should not be underestimated. There are too many people who demolish the bridge in China-US relations and there are too few who help establish it. If even the US ambassador to China joins in dismantling the bridge, then the situation would only get worse.
Accompanied by the sound of pessimistic voices again and again, the Chinese economy has followed a big upward path in the past 40 years, which has become the legend of this era.
Japan cannot stand in opposition to China's safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity. To put it more seriously, in that case, Japan will become the enemy of the Chinese nation.
Those who forget their own origins, betray the motherland and attempt to split the country will never end up with good results. Be them Hong Kong secessionists or Taiwan secessionists, they may be arrogant for a while, but they are doomed to be spurned behind their back wherever they go. The great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, however, will not stop because of them. When they wake up, what they will have to face is the net of the law.
As the harm caused by the trade war is still lingering in the European continent today, the word “trade war”with China should not appear in the European public opinion in particular.
The list to be sanctioned announced on Tuesday is not the full list. The list is published in batches in order to give certain people on the island maximum opportunities to correct their errors. As for the 10 people already on the list, the measures announced so far may just be “appetizers,” they are clearly uneasy inside and know that their shameful crimes will never be spared.
We would also like to point out that American politicians and media outlets had thought that they have played many tactical "smart moves", but it is difficult to hide their foolishness in strategy. Practices such as fabricating rumors, smearing, distorting history are not decent, but only make Chinese people more aware of international politics and more determined in realizing reunification of the motherland. Washington elites fantasize about crossing China's red line using "salami slicing" approach, but the existence of "Taiwan secessionist" regime is the salami that will be eventually cut by history.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL), China's biggest electric vehicle battery maker, announced it would build a 7.34-billion-euro (50.79 billion yuan) battery plant in Hungary. Once built, it is set to be Europe's largest battery cell plant. Hungary said that it will be “the biggest ever greenfield investment in the history of Hungary.” Some foreign media claimed Hungary got the “biggest ever investment in history” because of “supporting China,” which is a bit sour: While verbally saying “No,” they have paid high attention to the investment trends of the Chinese companies.
The more some US and Western people hold on to the "sour grapes" mentality, the more it proves that Hong Kong is moving steadily on the right track.
One minute, it says it's considering scrapping some tariffs on China. But the next, it says it'll keep tariffs as leverage in the power game against China.
Today, Chinese national rejuvenation has become an unstoppable historical process.
The US always puts up a "righteous" face when blaming others, but it looks so natural when it does the "wrong" deeds itself.
China has never told South Korea how to make "friends," but South Korea should never accept a knife handed by its "friends."
Any retrogression that undermines the one-China principle is doomed to become complete failure, the US is no exception.
If Japan tries to interfere with China's great cause of reunification under the banner of "what's happening to Taiwan is what's going on with Japan," its sense of insecurity is of its own making. Anyone who wants to meddle in China's domestic affairs will inevitably have to pay the price.
Pelosi's political vanity swelled to the extreme during her visit to Taiwan. Now it is time to let it slowly deflate and suffer backlash.
In a sense, the current PLA's military exercises and training are powerful demonstration of one China.
Pelosi is a very typical politician in Washington, arrogant, paranoid and eager to put on a show.
Like a "political god of plague," Pelosi didn't do any good to the region except bringing risks and tensions to Taiwan.
The people's army, having fought with all kinds of powerful rivals and won one victory after another, is never afraid to fight and always excels at fighting.
China's chip industry is in the midst of an anti-corruption storm that is attracting attention at home and abroad. With Ding Wenwu, general manager of the National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (Big Fund), under investigation for alleged serious violation of discipline and law, several top industry executives have been investigated in the past month. US public opinion has taken the opportunity to question the effectiveness of China's investment in the chip sector, claiming that it has “unnerved” the Chinese chip industry. This is a deliberate attempt to muddy the waters.
“Those who play with fire will perish by it.” This was said to Pelosi and the Taiwan secessionist forces that support her.
On the evening of July 28, President Xi Jinping spoke with US President Joe Biden on the phone at the request of the latter. The two Presidents had a candid communication and exchange on China-US relations and on issues of mutual interest. This was the fifth phone call between the Chinese and US heads of state since Biden took office.
A so-called cross-party delegation of Japanese lawmakers cobbled together with two former Japanese defense ministers, a former vice defense minister, and an incumbent member of the House of Councillors arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday to begin a four-day visit. Before them, the former US defense secretary, former secretary of state, members of Congress, and some anti-China politicians from European countries visited Taiwan one after another. US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is restless and about to make trouble, tentatively revealing twice that she wants to visit Taiwan.
A scene with a touch of magical realism has emerged on the highest stage of British politics. The winner of the election for the head of Britain's ruling Conservative Party will become the country's prime minister. Conservative members will begin voting soon and will have time up to September 2. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak are in a tight final race. However, they are not competing on their ability to govern or respond to crises, but on their tough attitude toward China.
At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indonesian President Joko Widodo is visiting China from July 25 to 26. Widodo is the first foreign head of state to visit China after the Beijing Winter Olympics, and China is also the first stop of Widodo's first East Asia trip since the COVID-19 epidemic, which fully reflects the great importance that China and Indonesia attach to their relations. The visit is bound to further deepen strategic mutual trust and practical cooperation between the two sides.
While anti-China sentiment has gradually become “politically correct” in the US, ignorance and paranoia are taking Washington's high ground. It is regrettable to witness such a collective regression and degradation.
The moment when the Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water flows into the sea, a new historical stain will follow Japan thereafter forever.
The extent to which the US implements the consensus reached by two leaders will directly affect the trend of bilateral ties. In the past four months, Washington has delivered an awful performance but we hope that the US will do better next to catch up with the implementation.
For Seoul, Washington's "ultimatum" was a blatant insult to a sovereign country. It is well known that Washington does not intend to show mercy to South Korea as it faces this dilemma, but it is also known that the market laws are even more ruthless to those who violate it.
Unlike Washington's opportunistic probing, all options are clearly on the table for the Chinese mainland. The noose around the neck of the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces is tightening, and Pelosi has one foot on the stool of the gallows. If Pelosi, who has always been fond of playing tough on China, wants to insist on this way, we will definitely prepare sufficient "consequences" for her.
Human history has never seen two giant neighbors with a population of over 1 billion each like China and India developing together before. When looking at China-India relations, one should have a historical vision broader than the Himalayas. At the same time, we should resist "public opinion harassment" by the US and the West to make China and India be partners rather than rivals. The two should put their destiny in their own hands and realize their own national development and rejuvenation.
As long as the perpetrators are not duly punished, the next crime is inevitable. It's long past time to put an end to this chilling situation in the UK and the US.
Australia has turned itself into a strategic asset for Washington, leaving its comfortable position in the safe zone for the frontline of geopolitical conflicts. Will this make it more important or more secure? If Canberra is really looking out for its own national interests, it should truly recognize, as Marles himself said before, that “it would be a profound mistake to define China as an enemy,” and that “the talk of a new cold war was silly and ignorant.”
There will be ups and downs in the future, but as long as the whole of society works together, there will be no hills that cannot be climbed or hurdles that cannot be overcome.
The Asia-Pacific region is in danger of falling into a security dilemma, and the root cause is the wrong security concept of the US.
Every sound emanating from the Forum is a great shock to the DPP authorities' fragile heart.
After the current Australian government came to power, it signaled its intention to ease the relationship between the two countries, but the "landmine" fuse of bilateral relations has not been eliminated, and the normal exchanges between the two countries cannot be established on top of a "minefield."
The Japanese government should realize that the end of militarism is abyss. History has proved it once. It doesn't need to be proved twice.
Some countries in the West like the US are more interested in using the Sri Lanka crisis for geopolitical manipulation than they are willing to offer real assistance to the country.
The strings of the world have been taut for too long, and it's time to loosen them. This requires collective rationality and joint action.
Why would thieves shout out "catch the thief"? This is not only to cover up their criminal behavior, but also to create a kind of "tech-terrorism."
The reason why Washington's policy elites always feel that they are not tough enough on China and want to impose more pressure is that their previous measures didn't work and that Washington has gone in the wrong direction.
It is evident that the cancellation of a deal from a Chinese company to buy a lesser-known UK microchip factory is bound to cause damage to UK's interests and credibility.
It would be better if Washington used its ruthlessness in suppressing China to deal with internal problems. It is also where the "America First" policy should focus its efforts.
For Boeing, the most important thing to do is not to express "disappointment" with China, but reason with US government and Congress the laws of the market on the basis of enhancing competitiveness of its own product.
The various freedoms in Hong Kong guaranteed by the Basic Law are the legal arrangements under “one country, two systems,” and have nothing to do with the US or the UK.
The greatest destructiveness of the RIMPAC is reflected in the poisoning of the atmosphere of regional peace, and the eventual degree of damage will depend on the immunity of countries in the Asia-Pacific region to the US Cold War clamor.
The past 25 years have witnessed that Hong Kong and the motherland share indivisible blood ties and are closely associated with each other.
Who does Washington think it is? The UN Security Council? Or the judge and the police of the world?
The sewage of the Cold War cannot be allowed to flow into the Pacific Ocean.
Very few developing countries like the game of camp confrontation. More importantly, everyone knows that the dangling carrot cannot fill a belly.
It is claimed that both summits will showcase "unprecedented unity." Obviously, that unity is only among small circles within the West.
We hope that the upcoming G7 Summit and NATO Summit will not startle the world. We have a suggestion: The G7 Summit may just as well carefully read the 14th BRICS Summit Beijing Declaration, and it will definitely be rewarding.
Afghanistan suffered its deadliest earthquake in 20 years on Wednesday. More than 1,100 people were killed and over 1,600 injured as of press time. For Afghanistan, which is already facing a dire humanitarian crisis, this unexpected, sudden natural disaster is making everything worse.
At the same time, this case in Dandong should prompt us to reflect on how to make public services more convenient and how to conduct law enforcement more humanely, so the public will respect the law and obey the rules more, so the rules can be implemented better.
Bloomberg recently reported that 19 of the world's 20 fastest-growing chip-making firms over the past four quarters hail from the Chinese mainland. This is a manifestation of the boom in chip manufacturing and supply in the mainland. The chip industry is widely known as the very core target of the US-launched trade war and science and technology war against China, and it is also the key field where the Chinese industry has been harshly contained. But after arduous struggle in the past few years, instead of being defeated by the US, it has started to bloom.
After the Chinese Foreign Ministry emphasized the basic international legal fact that the Taiwan Straits are not “international waters,” the US reacted fiercely, as if its tail had been trodden. For several days, it spoke out through various channels to distort China's position. A person familiar with the matter recently told Bloomberg that the US government has decided to reject China's “assertion.”
The US and Western public opinion has paid increasing attention to Japan's recent moves on defense. More and more analysts believe that Japan seems to have been completing the largest “military” transformation in recent decades. Some American media asked, “Is Japan's military strong enough to subvert the military pattern in the Asia-Pacific?” And some even reported that Japan is turning away from its post-WWII “pacifism.” Regardless of the true intent of these reports, they have indeed raised an important issue that deserves the vigilance of regional countries.
The Five Eyes is collecting and fabricating “evidence” and plans to concoct rumors of the so-called China's “political infiltration in the West” to slander China's international image, according to information the Global Times obtained exclusively on Saturday. This is the latest round of attacks by the Five Eyes against China.
BRICS cooperation contains enormous energy to promote global development and demonstrates a bright future that we can expect.
Both Canada and Australia have released the signals of “hoping to mend their relationship with China”, which is a notable trend. The two members of the "Five Eyes," who inexplicably acted as Washington's "geopolitical pawns" around 2018, leaving their relations with China in a difficult plight. This abnormal situation has been going on for three or four years, and is indeed time to adjust.
A special flight carrying asylum seekers from the Middle East, originally scheduled to fly from the UK to Rwanda on Tuesday, was canceled after a last-minute intervention by the European Court of Human Rights.
Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, met with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Luxembourg on June 13 local time. Their talks lasted four and a half hours. As it was not announced beforehand, international public opinion found the news about the meeting a little sudden and unexpected, thus adding expectation for the relaxation of China-US relations.
Whether the situation circulated on the internet is in line with the facts, it is necessary for the local authority to give a convincing response.
The World Trade Organization's (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) is being held at its headquarters in Geneva. This is the first WTO ministerial conference in four and a half years, during which important and urgent issues such as pandemic response, fishery subsidies, agricultural reform and WTO reform will be discussed.
On Sunday, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe delivered a keynote speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue, elaborating "China's vision of regional order." He once again stated China's solemn position on the Taiwan question: China will definitely realize its reunification, that peaceful reunification is the greatest wish of the Chinese people and that if anyone dares to secede Taiwan from China, it will not hesitate to fight and will fight at all costs.
The Shangri-La Dialogue focuses on military security agenda, the most sensitive area in relations between countries. This US-Western-dominated forum has left a deep impression on people that it has been targeting China. China sent its defense minister to this dialogue, demonstrating Beijing's sincerity in managing differences and its role as a responsible power for regional security. It is hoped that Wei's solemn statement of “smashing it even at any price, including war” can make some forces restrain their impulse and enable some countries to stay sober.
The comments made by Eric Chu Li-luan, chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT), during his visit to the US had drawn public attention. He said in a speech that the KMT has always been “pro-US” and called the 1992 Consensus, which allows for “creative ambiguity,” a “no consensus” consensus. However, in an interview with a Hong Kong media during the same period, Chu made it clear that he opposed “Taiwan independence” and expressed his hope for the continuation of the “1992 Consensus” across the Taiwan Straits.
The China-assisted renovation of Cambodia's Ream Naval Base kicked off on Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian, together with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's representative, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh, were among some 2,000 people who attended the ground-breaking ceremony. The normal cooperation project between China and Cambodia, which aims to “strengthen Cambodia's naval capacity to protect maritime territorial integrity and combat maritime crimes,” has been discredited, blocked and sabotaged by the US, becoming another typical case of Washington's “coercive diplomacy.”
Gu Ailing said Tuesday at the TIME100 Summit that she will serve as an ambassador for the US bid to host the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She said “that's this beautiful example of globalism and of the capacity that we can...use winter sports to connect people.” She also told reporters that she doesn't regret representing China at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.