The Group of Seven (G7) summit ended on Sunday. After the meeting, the countries issued a communiqué, which openly criticized China and mentioned issues related to China's Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The communiqué also mentioned opposition to “forced labor” and "unilateral attempts to change the status quo” in the East and South China Seas. Attitudes were expressed in different degrees of tone, with some directly naming China and others without calling China's name but making the country the unmistakable target. It has been the most systematic condemnation against and interference in China by major Western powers.
As of May 31, some 62,000 Taiwan compatriots had received their COVID-19 vaccine jabs on the Chinese mainland according to incomplete statistics, according to Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities have spared no effort to play down the influence of mainland vaccines' on the island of Taiwan. However, the number of Taiwan compatriots who have received vaccine shots on the mainland demonstrates the Taiwan people's actual willingness to use vaccines developed on the Chinese mainland.
The three senators' description of the pace of China's nuclear construction and their assessment of the comparison between China and the US nuclear forces are full of lies. The purpose is to mislead US society and government, create the false impression that China and the US have started a nuclear arms race similar to the ones during the Cold War era, and to incite hostility toward China in the US society as well as the Western world.
China has already woken up, and China's enormous potential is growing at an accelerated rate. Hegemony from the US is ridiculous to Chinese people. China has woken up and is moving forward steadily. The pillars of US hegemony are rapidly collapsing and festering over time.
Washington will never be able to transform its hegemonic ambitions into the realization that most of its allies will endure the losses to fight with the US.
The public's initial response to the US Embassy monitoring this time also reflects a more profound change – namely the influence of US culture and values on Chinese society is rapidly plummeting.
The failure of the US to deal with Southeast Asia opens a big hole in its strategy to contain China, and the logic of its failure here is universal. Containment of China is bound to be Washington's strategic fantasy.
Damaging their trade relationship with China will only give away their opportunities to others - this is the fact reflected by China's expanding foreign trade against the trend of political suppression and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, the mainland's military advantage over Taiwan is overwhelming. We also have the ability to prevent the US' military intervention if a serious cross-Straits crisis happens. The mainland already has the dominant power to decide how and the pace to resolve the Taiwan question.
The Taiwan authorities have gone further on the road of betraying Taiwan residents' fundamental interests. They are completely betraying Taiwan.
The shipment of 1.24 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from Japan arrived on the Taiwan Island on Friday. Local politicians like Tsai Ing-wen showed no hesitation in outpouring their gratitude to Japan. Taipei city's landmark “101” skyscraper even displayed LED messages to thank Japan.
It's fair to say the US has resorted to unfair competition methods because it lacks confidence in having fair competition with China.
Tiananmen Square embodies Chinese people's confidence in China's politics.
China should stay calm and optimistic. The achievements it has made during the opening-up are the capital that China can rely on in the face of various complex situations. In front of such capital, politicians such as Karacsony are more like clowns. It is hoped that his extreme provocations can be restricted under Hungary's rule of law. But if that doesn't happen, the Chinese people don't need to be angry – we just need to respond in the way we should.
The Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system was officially launched on Wednesday night. This has caused strong repercussions around the world. HarmonyOS 2.0 is defined as a smart device operating system for the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). It can be used with mobile phones and all kinds of smart devices, and even cars. It has an advanced upgrade system that leaps ahead of the current mobile operating system.
China's attitude has been very stable. We do not hope to confront the US. But if the US confronts China, we will embrace the challenges. Contrary to the bilateral political tensions, trade between the two countries has remarkably grown since last year. This prompts reflection on the possibilities of a new stable framework for US-China relations. We hope such push will yield positive results.
Population policy is long-term and future-oriented. China is good at adjusting its policy to solve different problems and make continuous progress. When we are getting better and better, the future will belong to this country and the Chinese nation.
The US is a superpower out of control. It has infringed on the interests of other countries, persisting on its own ways. Furthermore, it blatantly pursues double standards. The US has become the biggest source of destabilization in the world. It will certainly not be easy to restrict the destructive power of the US. Yet the international community should not discard relevant attempts and efforts. This is in the common interest of all countries.
It needs to be pointed out that China's permission to have three children per family, including creating matching conditions, is a policy rather than a specific requirement or regulation for families. But it is for each and every individual family to decide on how many children they will have. The new policy is not mandatory. The significance of our efforts is to change over a period of time the trend of the society becoming increasingly aging, which needs to process under the guidance of policies. This is the result of all members of our society pursuing happiness.
Washington is too arrogant to realize that its vicious accusations against China have become a political gamble for itself. It has staked too many bargaining chips on credit from international morality.
We need to understand that we should make friends in the West, but we cannot count on them to go against the general environment there to call for justice when China is being unjustly suppressed.
Bringing these criminals to justice and sentencing them to prison is a way to make things right in the judicial sector of Hong Kong.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday issued a statement to condemn the Hong Kong Legislative Council's passing of the Improved Electoral System (Consolidated Amendments) Bill 2021. He said the bill “undermines the democratic institutions of Hong Kong” and called on “these authorities to release and drop charges against all individuals charged under the National Security Law and other laws.” He also said the US “stands united with our allies and partners in speaking out for human rights.”
The big bubble of the US military expenditure will eventually burst. It cannot be a compensation for other declines in US competitiveness for long. Time will prove this.
Time will prove that Hong Kong is China's pride. From the perspective of the world, Hong Kong will become a model to navigate through the marsh of complex politics into future.
We have seen the moves and rhetoric of some US scientists are increasingly politicized. And social media platforms like Facebook have gradually taken action. We must remain highly vigilant and ready to repel their frantic attacks at any moment.
What is unfortunate is that as the most powerful country, the US does not care about global justice, nor the most urgent need of fighting the pandemic jointly. All it cares about is to use every opportunity to suppress its “strategic competitor” – China. When this is involved in virus origins-tracing, there will never be a final result of origins-tracing based solely on science.
The comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination between China and Russia for a new era not only belongs to the two countries, but also all human beings. The US' aggressive alliances with its main allies are out of step with the 21st-century zeitgeist. And they need to reflect on themselves.
It is hoped that Taiwan authorities stop advocating the “cognitive warfare” to fool people there. If the epidemic in Taiwan cannot be contained, those in power cannot sit still.
All this is caused by the DPP authorities playing extreme politics and damaging cross-Straits relations. A lawmaker in Taipei said on Monday that, if Taiwan wants to join the WHA, the DPP authorities should return to the line of former leader Ma Ying-jeou when it comes to the cross-Straits issue. There are many things for the DPP authorities to reflect on. Perhaps the most important of them will be: They take the wrong key to rely on the US.
We believe that the international community should give Belarus the right to defend itself. Western public opinion has a very strong ability to set the agenda and often classifies an incident at the beginning of its occurrence without an authoritative investigation. But EU official institutions should avoid such pattern. They need more evidence to classify this incident and let the facts speak for themselves.
Without Lithuania, the China-CEEC cooperation mechanism will have less interference and will become more pragmatic. Unlike ideology, under the China-CEEC cooperation mechanism, what is more important is tangible outcomes, rather than the number of countries involved in it. There is no problem with Lithuania's withdrawal from the mechanism. But we suggest the country should keep away from China's core interests. Lithuania is not qualified to attack China and this is not the way a small country should act.
What content will be written down in the joint statement? This will be a touchstone of whether Seoul can adhere to its principles and bottom line despite US pressure.
We know that some radical emotions within Europe have to be released. Some disruptions will inevitably occur. Thus, let the China-EU investment agreement face more challenges, because good things don't come easy.
The Beijing Winter Olympics will not be a card for the US. It will succeed as long as it is held. Whether the US supports it or not cannot decide the overall appearance of the Winter Games. If the US wants to test how much its dominance and influence have shrunk compared to its peak period, then so be it.
The mainland cares for the Taiwan island's epidemic out of humanitarianism, but this goodwill cannot reach the Taiwanese people because of the political obstacles set by the DPP authorities. It's very irresponsible for the DPP authorities to do so. They will be punished by God if Taiwan people lose health and lives because of them. Politics should give way to health and life, rather than setting up barriers at this critical moment.
The US wants the situation in the Middle East to remain favorable to the strategic interests of Israel and the US so it can retreat without pain, and wants the Palestinians to suffer from the unfinished political chaos in the Middle East and lets time heal injustice. But Washington must be made to know that justice cannot be buried alive.
The US and other Western countries are able to exert influence on the improvement of their lives, and they should not refrain from doing it. Moreover, the issues involved are far from trivial.
It's a dead end for the US to politicize trade with China. Except for serving as a political mobilization for a new Cold War, the trade war hasn't brought any benefits to the US. It's a failed war for the US.
The US' twisted logic in Xinjiang affairs fully exposes its hypocrisy. Washington's crazy move did not expand its mobilization capability. It instead trapped itself into a quandary. Xinjiang is becoming a waterloo of US soft power.
China's disputes with the US and the West are likely to increase over the years. But China should manage these disputes strategically, grasp the essence of China's national security and continue to expand the military, economic and technological foundations that support China's national security.
China has been aware of the new changes in its population problem. We understand that changes are needed in our population policies and we are capable of achieving this.
If Taiwan authorities want to participate more in international affairs, they must follow the right path to accept the one-China principle and the fact that the island of Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory.
Western democracy has shown its weakness in competitiveness, and reform should have been its way to make up for the weakness. But instead, Western countries are angrily accusing China of being “undemocratic,” as if their problems are all caused by China.
China is faced with the US that is particularly afraid of the progress of others, even though its competitiveness has declined compared to the past.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pointed his finger at Hong Kong affairs again on Friday. He raised a very ridiculous request on Twitter demanding "all those imprisoned for nonviolent exercise of guaranteed freedoms should be freed immediately." We cannot help but want to ask Mr Blinken: Do you know what the rule of law is?
The World Health Organization on Friday approved China's Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. This has frustrated those who trumpet that the US is on tack to overtake China in the fight against the pandemic. Given a severe domestic epidemic situation and fierce vaccine nationalism, the US technological advantages cannot be quickly unleashed, and China has maintained its lead in comprehensive capabilities.
Some believe the Biden administration is only paying lip service in a bid to get away from international criticism for the US' hoarding of vaccines and refusing and delaying exporting its vaccines to help other countries.
It's much easier for China and Russia to disintegrate the US alliance system and make it invalid than for the US to strengthen the system to unleash new lethal energy.
Washington has been roping in allies to unite against China and Russia, but China and Russia have never turned to an alliance-like linkage. This is the goodwill of Beijing and Moscow. But the more the Western countries strengthen their antagonistic alliance against China and Russia, the more the two countries will be inclined to jointly deal with it.
China on Thursday successfully sent into space Tianhe core module of space station. This marks China's space station construction entering the full implementation stage. It's a crucial step forward for China's manned space program. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people felt inspired by the success.
Blocking the economic and technological progress of developing countries is the biggest sin of the 21st century. They need to bear in mind that it's not the privilege of the Americans and Westerners to live a decent ife.
Biden administration's China strategic definition is apparently a continuation of the Trump administration's perception of China. In the past 100 days, strategic competition between the US and China has not diminished. But Biden has changed Trump's manic approach to Beijing.
There are doubts that Washington is not sincere enough about providing COVID-19 vaccines to other countries. The world would wonder why it is AstraZeneca but not Pfizer?
The US has so far made little positive contribution to the global COVID-19 fight. We hope lending a helping hand to India will be a US' turning point for the US. The US has gravely dragged the global fight, and it is supposed to proactively make up for it.
Washington has refused to share vaccines with developing countries proportionally. The world should jointly condemn it, making Washington bend its head, like a rat scurrying across the street with everybody chasing it.
This pandemic shows that the West's getting closer to India is more in a geopolitical sense. There is actually a gap of people's livelihoods and public interests between them. Their closeness to each other is fragile and superficial.
The Biden administration needs to ensure US emissions reduction target will be consistently implemented and will never be abandoned again. Only then can Washington genuinely encourage other countries and generate a driving force.
Terrorist attacks in Pakistan are mainly the result of the country's domestic contradictions. There are no political forces in Pakistan that clearly identify themselves as anti-China and anti-BRI.
When it comes to long-term plans such as reducing carbon emissions, it is a problem to what extent the Biden administration's decision counts. Once a Republican government returns to power, it is entirely possible that Washington may abandon the agreement again.
The international community shouldn't allow the US to disrupt the development rhythm of the world out of its selfish geopolitical interests. Humanity should jointly grasp the future in our own hands.
China must continue to grow its national strength and weaken the ability of the US to pressure it "from a position of strength." China can only be a friend with whom the US has to coexist because it cannot crush.
We should promote that the common interests of humanity are jointly defined by the interests of peoples from all countries, rather than by a handful of countries that want to monopolize this definition.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a Friday statement condemned the sentencing of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, opposition campaigner Martin Lee Chu-ming and other activists. “We will continue to stand with Hongkongers,” Blinken said. But what he said is completely opposite to reality. As a matter of fact, Washington has always been standing, and will continue to stand with the “enemy of Hong Kong.” It is wantonly interfering in Hong Kong's rule of law and judicial independence.
US President Joe Biden and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday issued a joint statement which mainly themed on dealing with China. The statement talked a lot about the importance of the US-Japan alliance, an alliance being touted as "US-Japan global partnership for a new era." In the statement, the two countries pledge to work together to resist "challenges to the free and open rules-based international order." The statement outlined the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, accusing China of conducting "economic and other forms of coercion" in the region. It also mentioned the Taiwan question - the first time since 1969 American and Japanese top leaders have done so in their joint statement.
Western political systems are getting increasingly rigid, inefficient, and are declining. They are in urgent need of profound systematic reform. No one wants to challenge them, but they need to challenge themselves.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a video summit on Friday. The leaders of the three countries exchanged in-depth views and reached a consensus for cooperation on climate change, China-Europe relations, anti-epidemic cooperation, and major international and regional issues.
If everything goes smoothly, an annual growth rate of 8 percent can almost be secured.
We cannot expect the struggle against the US to be over in one stroke. Only by stabilizing the situation with the incremental strength that we keep accumulating can we eventually turn the tables.
If the US adopts a clear commitment to the island of Taiwan and leads to a sudden change in the cross-Straits situation and makes the Chinese mainland determined to settle the Taiwan question, Washington will then face a dilemma.
It's better to have one more point of cooperation than having one more point of conflict in the China-US relations. After all, the bilateral relationship is not all about strategy, it is a set of various exchanges. Whoever can push the bilateral relationship forward a little should be commended.
It is understandable that the radioactive wastewater has to be treated one way or the other eventually. But Japan hasn't done enough yet with all the possible means at hand.
As the situation in the Straits has deteriorated, the risk of a full-scale war in the Straits due to accidental minor incidents is increasing. The only way to eliminate this risk is for the DPP to change its policies toward the Chinese mainland, and for the US to abandon its plans to use the island of Taiwan as a pawn in containing China.
China has no intent to harm any country, but it has to guard against vicious motives. We must remain proactive in the next phase of the global fight against the pandemic. In this way, we can not only defend China's interests, but also safeguard the rights and interests of the developing world at large while helping the humanity put the pandemic under control.
"Taiwan secession" has long become a joke. Now it is only a question of when and how the Chinese mainland will accomplish the reunification.
It is not the right time to reason with Washington. China has three “weapons” to counterattack US offensives.
The present-day China is different from what it was several decades ago. The balance of military power in the Taiwan Straits has fundamentally changed.
China needs to speed up the production of vaccines, in a bid to shield people in the country by mass vaccination before winter and enable to support developing countries with more vaccines.
China still is the largest developing country in the world, facing arduous tasks while shouldering tough missions. However, the Chinese people have strong confidence and ability to create a better life. The future of this country must be full of hope.
China is committed to developing long-term friendly ties with Japan, but we are a country sticking to principles. No country can stand straight without principles. Let the opportunism be reserved for the Japanese.
We must use the resources and levers in our hands to release the diversity of this world. China is strong and getting stronger. It is possible for us to lead the world in another direction.
The US strategy of ganging up with its allies against China is unsustainable. Due to its lack of substance, it's doomed to lose momentum. There is little to be feared. The affairs of Hong Kong and Xinjiang can only be decided by our Chinese people. It is an irrefutable and unstoppable trend.
If Washington had refocused its attention, it might not have exaggerated the "China threat" theory as much as it does now. They will find that the benefits of China-US cooperation may outweigh the zero-sum competition with China "from a position of strength."
Washington's elaborate encirclement of China has been blown to a hideous mess just by China's normal exchanges with other countries that had been delayed by the epidemic.
The US itself has failed in human rights issues, but it is fond of lecturing others.
The US has been doing the worst job in the global pandemic fight. It not only has been jealous of and attacked China's excellent response to the pandemic, but it has also exerted pressure on WHO. Washington is rude. It has torn down all kinds of common sense about public health and humiliated science with politics.
When it comes to putting their political stance in priority, they are no less proactive than politicians.
That patriots govern Hong Kong is the minimum political requirement to the city.
The big lie that cotton in Xinjiang is produced through “forced labor” does not stand up to the on-site inspections.
The game between China and the US is one of strength, will, strategy and patience. China should become stronger and more united, and form more open and unspoken rules with the outside world, so the clues and focus of the struggle will be intensified, the deep moral understanding will become wider, and the real areas of conflict will gradually be resolved.
On Friday, the spokespersons of the White House and US Department of Stateraised their voices on Xinjiang cotton. State Department spokeswoman accused the Chinese government of leading a "state-led" social media campaign against foreign companies "for their decision to avoid inputs using Xinjiang cotton because of forced labor." White House press secretary called on the international community to "oppose China's weaponizing of private companies' dependence on its market to stifle free expression and inhibit ethical business practices."
There is no reason whatsoever for the US to keep its leadership by suppressing and jeopardizing the development of other countries.
The escalation of the confrontation over Xinjiang may have just begun.
The CAI between China and the EU is mutually beneficial, rather than a gift from the EU to China.
Where does the US obtain the power to lecture China about what it should do over Xinjiang governance?
We don't think it is in the EU's interest to change the bloc's policy toward China under the current circumstance. Therefore, we hope the EU will reflect on this round of conflict with China.
China and Russia are worthy of the name of strategic partners.
Global strategic goodwill is the foundation of a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Russia in the new era. Yet perhaps the US will never learn to show such goodwill.
After a fierce, tit-for-tat opening, the close-door strategic dialogue afterward between China and the US in Alaska went smoothly and the result was far better than people's expectations. Both sides completed three rounds of talks. Both admitted in their press conferences that the talks were "candid" and each sought to work with the other side in some fields.
China and the US are two major world powers. No matter how many disputes they have, the two countries should not impulsively break their relations. Coexistence and cooperation are the only options for China and the US. Whether we like it or not, the two countries should learn to patiently explore mutual compromises and purse strategic win-win cooperation.