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.
The match of national strength and public will is the most important thing when major countries try to get along with each other. It is important to point out that the US has seriously overestimated the matching degree between its national power and its strategic fantasy of containing China.
China sees that Washington no longer believes that it has the ability to influence the situation in Hong Kong, or that it can shake China's assertiveness on other core interests.
The reliability of China as a country remains the same no matter whether it was about the fight against the COVID-19 before the emergence of the vaccines or after the vaccination.
As a result, the US has been talking like a book with its allies while China's strategic goodwill, national strength and bottom line are clear to all. The US has to weigh the risks of challenging China's core interests. It is hoped that those US allies including Japan will keep a clear head. It is no longer safe to rely on the US, and they simply cannot afford to pay for the allegiance to the US over issues concerning China.
All of the US' problems should be attributed to the decline in its competitiveness in the era of globalization. It is too addicted to military and financial hegemony. Its ability and speed of innovation is declining, and its labor force as a whole is becoming lazy. To maintain its advantage, the US wants to keep the existing stock of advantages instead of creating more advantages. The country will inevitably face problems in the long run if it goes on like this.
Myanmar contributed to the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, which were born in Asia and are widely practiced in the continent. Various ethnic groups live in Myanmar, resulting in complex contradictions within the country. An active interference in Myanmar's domestic affairs will bring unbearable consequences. Because of the close proximity between China and Myanmar, if Beijing decides to intervene, it will start a nightmare in their bilateral relations.
The US will not share its vaccines to assist countries in need and undergo hardships with them together. People in all countries have a balance in their mind. No matter how developed the US opinion mechanism is and how able the US is to mess up the facts, the US' performance since the pandemic started, from its inability to control the disease to its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, to its hold on vaccines and reluctance to share them with other countries, only adds more perspectives for the world to understand the US. The moral high ground of the US is collapsing.
The G7 Foreign Ministers and the High Representative of the European Union have issued a joint statement on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region electoral system reform, asserting that such a decision is aimed “to eliminate dissenting voices and opinions in Hong Kong,” “stifle political pluralism” and “reduce freedom of speech.” They also called on China to “end the oppression” of Hong Kong's opposition forces.
The leaders of the Quad countries, the US, Japan, India and Australia, issued a joint statement after their first online meeting on Friday. The statement did not mention China, but it contained a number of phrases that were specifically directed at China.
Countries such as the US and the UK have played an increasingly evil role in Hong Kong affairs. They have destroyed Hong Kong's prosperity and stability under the disguise of supporting democracy.
Perhaps everyone would agree that Hong Kong will have no future if chaos continues like the previous two years. The US and the UK try to rope Hong Kong into their camp politically and turn the city into a chess piece to contain China. This is unacceptable. The NPC's decision is a firm response to the US and the UK's arrogant goals.
We feel that the US still does not understand China, and it has misread the nature of China's system and its goal of rejuvenation. The US has given what is happening in China and frictions with its neighbors over border issues a high and illusory external directive. In addition, the traditional culture and the historical experience of the US do not support the vision of “win-win” competition among great powers. Washington is too used to giving orders. They should get used to listening and not refuse to try to solve fundamental problems in a compromising and mutually beneficial way.
After all, China should have the confidence that Xinjiang is under China's governance, and after years of struggle, the channels through which Western and foreign forces could infiltrate Xinjiang have been blocked. As China squabbles with the US-led West, the situation in Xinjiang gets better and consolidated, which serves as strong evidence. China has already won the governance – this is the ultimate goal of all opinion wars. And we won't lose in the opinion war.
We also hope that China-Russia cooperation in lunar exploration will stimulate and promote greater international cooperation. The invisible boundary between the East and the West will be further broken. But of course, it depends on how the US reacts and interacts with China-Russia cooperation in the future.
The US is a sheer capitalist county where capital interests are at the center of the country's value judgment. Many Americans can get a rescue relief of $1,400 from the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, but they are not the ultimate goal of this measure. They are just used to facilitate the process of profit-making from capital. This will not change, whether before, during, or after the pandemic.
China's development speed and potential takes an advantageous position compared with the US and its small circle. The Chinese are broad-minded, and have wide history, culture and political foundation. The US and its likes want to win over China via the opinion war, which is just a naïve illusion.
The bilateral relationship between China and the US is of course the biggest issue in today's international relations, which has wide implications. China has been dealing with this problem in a constructive manner. At the same time, China will definitely safeguard its legitimate rights and interests.
China has no ambition to become the world's leading military power or seek overwhelming military superiority. China pursues a national defense strategy that is defensive in nature.
Hong Kong affairs has had a big weight in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) reviewed the by National People's Congress this time. The newly added content includes supporting Hong Kong to develop into an international innovation and technology hub.
As long as the central government is determined to take action, its strong ability to correct the situation is unimaginable for the extremists when they are madly unscrupulous and conceited.
The economic growth target of above 6 percent should be used to support companies and boost social justice and fairness. China has many tasks to fulfill. As the world competes with China, China must compete with itself.
Just as China should not casually judge whether the US House of Representatives should pass the large-scale electoral reform bill, neither should the US make irresponsible remarks on how China should improve Hong Kong's election methods, let alone believe that they have the right to interfere in the process.
It is high time that the Chinese people focus on doing their own things well. China's two sessions have begun, an annual occasion when China elaborates its development plans. The US is thinking of how to contain China, while China is thinking of how to develop itself. It is crystal clear whose design is healthier and can be better implemented.
China is part of the globalization as well as the multi-centralization of global technology. It is in the interest of most of the world's economies, including US allies.
It is understandable that Washington hopes to maintain its leading position in semiconductors and artificial intelligence. But if they exclude China from the list of normal exports of technological products with the goal to make China's relevant technology application lag behind Western countries and cripple China's overall capacity for scientific and technological progress, this is also evil.
The national security law for Hong Kong is not a toothless tiger. Those who take radical actions in Hong Kong against the law will be sanctioned.
The DPP authorities should not push the mainland in the direction of complete disappointment and force it to adjust its preferential policies toward Taiwan's economy.
Ahead of the Olympics, the Five Eyes and the opinion forces in some Western countries will certainly create waves. The more they make a fuss, the more they are at their wit's end in dealing with China.
There are countless touching stories of helping poor people. However, what many people may not expect is how many human tragedies will be prevented and how many conditions and hopes will be added to people's pursuit of equality because of this decisive battle against poverty.
China is destined to move forward. We have some long-term cultural and institutional advantages. The US should view them objectively and respect its strength, instead of trying to suppress them in a conspiratorial and evil way.
With a common language, a common historical background, and a coordinated attack target, such an axis is destined to erode international relations and allow hooliganism to rise to the diplomatic stage in the 21st century.
Despite the shouting, the US and the UK cannot intervene in China's human rights development. The Chinese public no longer believes what Washington says, but increasingly feels contempt for the US and the UK's chaos and hypocrisy.
China's development cannot be stopped, and the strength released from its development has smashed US attacks, including those egotistical plans, and made hysterical US politicians feel more and more desperate.
If Washington stubbornly takes carrying out vicious competition to crash China as its long-term strategy, it is doomed to suffer setbacks in mobilizing the Western world against China.
China has 1.4 billion industrious and brave people as well as soldiers who are courageous to sacrifice for the safety of the motherland. Friendly cooperation and building peace together will always be the best choice for China and other countries.
Washington, please take care of your own people in the freeze and put an end to the deaths caused by COVID-19 first thing first. We may not link these issues to human rights, but this should be what “America First” is all about.
The weeklong Spring Festival holidays have come to an end on the sixth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Although this festival was anticipated to be "ruined" by the new wave of epidemic as many people have heeded the call to stay put during the holidays. However, the lively festival was a pleasant surprise to the whole nation.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Saturday expressed "deep concerns about the way in which the early findings of the COVID-19 investigation were communicated and questions about the process used to reach them." He said in a statement, "It is imperative that this report be independent, with expert findings free from intervention or alteration by the Chinese government." It is apparent that this US high-level official is trying to manipulate public opinion into questioning the World Health Organization (WHO) experts' report.
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with US President Joe Biden by phone Thursday morning Beijing time. This was the most anticipated phone conversation since Biden took office on January 20. It's regarded as the strategic focus of Biden's phone call diplomacy after assuming office. Both sides didn't disclose the length of the conversation. China released more about the conversation than the US did. The White House statement was relatively brief and selective. In short, the disclosures of both sides are within expectations.
The US media's cynicism of the WHO expert group's press conference has exposed their long-standing position of making assumptions on China-related issues. Its so-called objectivity is only a tactic and facade. US media have always put value judgments above seeking truth from facts. They are one of the most active forces in the West's weaving terrifying lies against China.
There is true spirit of equality and mutual benefit between China and CEECs. It's like the icing on the cake that benefits all relevant countries. There are no internal calculations within the China-Central and Eastern Europe cooperation mechanism, nor does it target other countries. Between the two sides is frank cooperation that yields tangible gains. It sets up a positive example and offers valuable experience.
China almost started from scratch. But with its hardworking people who are willing to contribute to the country of their own, China has developed fast. This is in line with the rules of how human society develops. The US will never succeed if it wants to set up rules to stop China from developing and stop the Chinese people from attaining a better life.
If any country is encouraged by extremist forces to take concrete actions to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics, Beijing will definitely retaliate fiercely. Beijing certainly has the resources and means to do that.
There have been more objective evaluations from the West on China's COVID-19 fight, the effectiveness of Chinese vaccines and Chinese economy's positive promotion to the world economy last year. But there will continue to be shameless reports like those in the BBC, but China's overall good performance will gradually put an end to the credibility of anti-China reports.
US President Joe Biden delivered the new administration's foreign policy speech on Thursday from the State Department. He emphasized, “America is back” and how important US ties with its allies are. He used the phrase “world” multiple times, vaguely referring to US allies. Biden called China the “most serious competitor” of the US, which has continued the previous administration's basic attitude toward China, yet he also expressed US willingness to cooperate with China in some areas.
Almost all BBC and other Western media reports on Xinjiang affairs are false accusations. They make up an allegation first and then seek sensational material to fill in the stories.
European leaders have continuously sent friendly signals to China-made and Russia-made vaccines. Although it may be against Europe's will, its new attitude seems to have overcome the barrier and distance created by political bias and technological superiority toward Russia and China.
The situation in Myanmar matters to regional peace and stability and the interests of its neighbors. For neighboring countries, it is in everyone's interest to ensure that Myanmar is peaceful and stable, and that the country's legal and political framework can best support that vision.
Myanmar military on Monday declared a state of emergency which will last for one year in the country, and Vice President Myint Swe would be elevated to acting president. On Monday early morning, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint and other senior officials were detained by the military.The actions taken by Myanmar's military cannot break the current dilemma the country is facing.
The UK started implementing new policies to accept citizenship applications for Hong Kong residents who possess British National Overseas (BNO) passports starting from Sunday.The UK should be careful not to lose itself as Australia has and turn itself into an appendage of the US when it bangs the drum for the US.
Wu Qian, spokesperson of China's Ministry of National Defense, sternly warned on Thursday that “Taiwan independence” means war. Both the island of Taiwan and the US responded to his remarks. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Thursday that the Pentagon “sees no reason why tensions over Taiwan need to lead to anything like confrontation.” He reaffirmed the US' “obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act” and the US military “remains ready in all respects to meet our security commitments in the region.”
There has been a startling miscalculation of China by some political elites in the US and its major allies. They have misjudged China and the price their people at home are willing to pay to find fault with China. Their attempt to encircle China and to set up an "iron curtain" of public opinion against China is bound to be a farce of history, which will be destroyed completely as time passes.
Many lessons can be drawn from the COVID-19 pandemic that manages to rage across the globe. The biggest one is that we humans should have made full use of capabilities to contain the pandemic, but the interference of politics with science and the resulting disunity among major countries have allowed the coronavirus to take advantage.
China doesn't have any big and urgent problem that needs the help of the Biden administration to solve right now. If Washington is not in a hurry to make a change, why should Beijing?
Chinese companies should not accept this unprecedented prosecution against specific groups in international business activities. They should let the world know how bad India's business environment is. New Delhi shall pay the price at the cost of its own reputation.
It is an achievement that China has attracted $163 billion in FDI in 2020. But China has no room for complacency. Instead, we must do our best to reduce losses and do our job better.
The interaction among the Chinese mainland, the US and the island of Taiwan has been broken in all directions and is difficult to repair. In the later period of the Trump administration, the situation across the Taiwan Straits actually reached the edge of collapse
Russia has an unimaginable resilience and endurance that Westerners cannot imagine. Russia is sophisticated in diplomacy and competition. Russian public opinion has gone through the test of a severe economic downturn when oil prices were extremely low in the country in previous years. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Russia has not experienced more serious difficulties than the Western world.
There are a great number of areas China and the US need to restore and set up cooperation. The bilateral relations should break up the shackles set by the Trump administration. We should completely smash Trump and Pompeo's conspiracy and put the interests of people of both China and the US in an overwhelming position. Selfish politicians like Pompeo will eventually become a laughing stock in history.
Unity is a good wish, and it is often the victor's call. But the attitude of the defeated is a short plank that determines how much water a barrel can hold.
The room for the Biden administration to maneuver has been greatly squeezed by Tsai authorities' final collusion with Pompeo and his likes, which brought the Taiwan question to the brink of a showdown.But Taiwan's DPP authorities have misjudged the situation. It's not the US that will decide their destiny, it's the Chinese mainland.
The biggest failure of Trump's China policy is that it misjudged the times and true public opinion, and overestimated the US ability to contain China. The US is still more powerful than China, but its ability is by no means enough to weaken China.
The Chinese vaccines are an important humanitarian supplement, but the US and its major allies have taken a cold attitude and even disparaged Chinese vaccines. Particularly, Western public opinion in general is not friendly. It is keen on hyping and exaggerating any information unfavorable to Chinese vaccines and accuses China of engaging in "vaccine diplomacy."
We need to minimize these losses in 2021 and strive for some kind of compensation for those whose interests have been impaired. This should be an important goal of China's economic work this year.
Without any obstruction, Pompeo's personal emotions are masquerading as the diplomatic proclamations of the US, a superpower. This example of “democratic politics” seems to be like a bad joke.
To weaken China's competitiveness, the US and its allies' public opinions have completely disregarded ethics. Their attitude toward China is nothing but geopolitical logic. We will not cringe from their attacks.
China's political system with its strong mobilization capability is the mainstay of the anti-epidemic fight, while the Chinese public has the will and consciousness to cooperate in the prevention and control work.
The rights of the people have been placed in a secondary position. The US elections have triumphed over the epidemic fight for more attention. This has left a deep impression on the Chinese people.
Elections in Hong Kong must stick to the principle that only those who love the country and love Hong Kong can rule Hong Kong, and those who oppose the central government and destabilize Hong Kong have to be kicked out.
As Pompeo's team will soon be out of power, China needs to avoid entanglement and maintain its bottom line of China-US relations amid the US power transition.
The US is reputed for its democracy and rule of law. But recent incidents are enough to prove that it is a society blatantly dominated by politics.
Beijing should let the US and the Democratic Progressive Party authorities in the island of Taiwan know that if they dare to stage a Pompeo visit to Taiwan before the end of the US secretary of state's tenure, Beijing's strong counteractions will fall like an avalanche upon them.