The National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS) released data on the national economy in 2021 on Monday, with the country's gross domestic product (GDP) expanding 8.1 percent year-on-year, which was well above the government target of “above 6 percent” set at the beginning of 2021, and the previous outside forecast. Ning Jizhe, head of the NBS, said at a press conference that China's economy has reached $17.7 trillion which ranks second in the world, with the per capita GDP exceeding $12,000, which surpasses the world's average.
Recently, the US Congress, US military and some media have stepped up their exaggerated hype of the so-called “dangers of Chinese expansion in the Western Hemisphere.” They slander China, claiming it is “circling Central America like a vulture” and regard China-Latin America cooperation as China's “takeover of Latin America.” The latest US National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 also focused on China's “influence” in Latin America.
In the past two years, MI5 has come to resemble the CIA. It serves more of Washington's strategic needs while doesn't even care taking Britain into the trenches. Britain has always said it has an "independent diplomacy." Now is the time to test that.
A recent poll conducted on behalf of the Lithuanian foreign ministry showed that nearly two-thirds of the Lithuanians don't support their government's current China policy. Only 13 percent of respondents rated the policy “very positively” or “positively.” This shows that more and more Lithuanians are waking up and realizing how big a mistake Vilnius made several months ago when Lithuania opened a representative office under the name of “Taiwan.”
Allowing no chaos and war is China's solemn attitude when it comes to matters of major security concerns threatened by disturbances from outside forces.
It is high time that the US' geopolitical self-obsession come to an end. It has tried to fool the other major powers like monkeys, and treated small countries like bananas to tame the monkeys.
As a matter of fact, the US doesn't have much capital to squander on great-power relations; its "position from strength" cannot support its hegemonic ambitions. And the times will not give it such an opportunity either.
To achieve "zero cases" in a dynamic process means China's policy is never rigid and unchanging but can be adjusted at any time as the epidemic situation changes. What remains unchanged is the respectful attitude toward people's lives and health.
The US and its allies think that by using diplomatic rhetoric and tricks to differentiate and rope in others, they can benefit from the Taiwan question. But facts will eventually prove that this will only backfire. The Taiwan Straits is not a place where the US and its allies can craft a publicity stunt. The deeper they are involved, the greater the price they will pay in the end.
The bloody violence that took place in the US' highest political palace pulled the icon of “US-style democracy” down from the shining city upon the hill, making it shattered.
If Washington really forces Tesla to close the Xinjiang showroom, it will become a big scandal. And China won't be the one who hurts when the US cuts itself.
The Indian politicians really shouldn't keep lowering their horizon and vision for private political gains, even turning "New Year sweets" into bullets. This will do India more harm than good.
We are walking on a path of Chinese-style modernization: We will get rid of the Western logic that “a strong country will seek hegemony” and insist on peaceful development. A China in peace and prosperity is a blessing to the world.
Looking back on 2021, China has further strengthened its national cohesion with its new development achievements, while providing great certainty to this unstable and uncertain world.
How the relevant personnel of Stand News are dealt with will be determined by Hong Kong law. Western politicians such as Blinken have neither the legal qualifications nor justified reasons to reverse the case.
In 2021, under the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US has defeated the US, and the true nature of the “human rights defender” has been exposed. We feel sympathy for the American people who have suffered miserably from the pandemic, while having a more sober understanding of the hypocrisy of the US-style human rights.
When it comes to the defense budget, what can really make the US safe is political rationality. And when it comes to the Taiwan question, the more Washington spends, the more easily it will draw fire on itself.
The more tense the Ukraine situation becomes, the more European countries will depend on the US. The US is the biggest beneficiary of this dangerous game.
COVID-19 sees no borders, so the end of this pandemic will depend upon the weakest country in prevention. If US & its allies really want to contribute to this fight, they should stop treating Africa as a “vaccine waste treatment plant.”
The US' malicious intention of depriving the Chinese people's right to seek better lives and obstructing the historic process of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is clear to the 1.4 billion Chinese people.
The abrupt outbreak of epidemic in Xi'an has also sounded the alarm for other cities. It is particularly important to prevent foreign imports of virus. Only when we do solid work in ordinary times can we cope with an emergency calmly.
In a recent open letter from US tech company Intel to its suppliers, the company claimed that it is “required to ensure our supply chain does not use any labor or source goods or services from the Xinjiang region.” Although this is not at the top of more than a dozen of requirements from Intel, it still offends the eyes of the Chinese people as it is so absurd.
More and more facts and figures prove that China's economy will continue to grow stably for a long time. Pessimistic arguments about China's economy are untenable and even with evil intentions.
G7 has proved by its actions that it is one of the external forces wreaking havoc on HK. G7 and Five Eyes alliance keep repeating the same cliché, giving no thought to the interests of the HK public and having no intention to make HK better.
Compared with China's firm national will and strong countermeasures, those Japanese missile bases attempting to target China are nothing but paper tigers.
We can make this judgment: In dealing with Hong Kong-related affairs, whatever the Five Eyes alliance opposes is just what is needed for Hong Kong's prosperity; what the Five Eyes supports mostly usually hides its evil intentions of opposing China and messing up Hong Kong.
The lives of civilians in the Middle East also matter, but it seems difficult for American soldiers sitting in the control room of drones to realize this. For them, killing people is like playing a game.
The key to whether a system is truly democratic or not lies in whether the people have the final say.
The preliminary results of the "four referendums" held on Taiwan island were announced Saturday night. The "disagree" votes of the four referendums all exceeded those of "agree." The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority loudly celebrated its "grand victory," but this cannot hide the truth that they have betrayed the interests of the people of Taiwan.
If China-US relations do not improve, or become even worse during his tenure, who can expect history to give Burns a thumbs up when looking back?
China always insists that all countries are equal, regardless of its size, and won't act in the way of the big bullying the small, but it also won't allow a few countries to “blackmail” the big country through crooked ways.
To contain China and Russia simultaneously is arrogant thinking. Although the US has an advantage in terms of strength, it cannot crush either China or Russia.
After all, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently expressed the attitude that “the two countries must take the opportunity of next year, which marks the 50th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-China relations, to establish a constructive and stable relationship.”
Blinken's glib talk sounds as sweet as a song. He gave full play to Western politicians' tactics of using “noble vocabularies” to deliver strategic maliciousness.
Time to wake up! Don't lose yourself in the illusions. The only sure thing is the one-China principle – this determines “Taiwan secession” is nothing but a dead end and no one will come to help.
The US and the UK covered their vicious plans with the disguise of “promoting democracy and freedom,” trying to obscure their nature of suppressing China, Russia and safeguarding US hegemony.
The anti-China movement initiated by the US is becoming hysterical. The boundary of reason has been washed away, and Pandora's Box has been opened.
The DPP authority's “cash diplomacy,” which involves nothing more than splashing money to purchase “allies,” is destined to be unsustainable.
From the COVID-19 fight to anti-racial discrimination, the US has not done anything worthy of being put on a window display in the West.
If Washington supports the Taiwan authority's path of seeking secession and encourages the Taiwan authority to rely on it, then reunification by force will definitely happen.
China has great potential for development and ample capability to move forward steadily, with its hardworking people and the strong leadership of the CPC.
It must be pointed out that the “summit for democracy” is a desecration of authentic democracy. The international community should be highly alert to such destructive activities as attempting to tear apart the world and create confrontations around the world only to maintain the US' so-called dominant position.
We witness how the US has become a country with no bottom line. It could talk nonsense and mess up all things.
Undoubtedly, all Chinese, including Hongkongers, are confident enough to develop a democratic system that fits HKSAR's reality.
What the US did is coercion as well as interference and suppression of the fundamental diplomatic rights of countries involved.
The US has tried to define the concept of “democracy” and test if China fits the standard, but China will never dance to such a tune and be plunged in the trap the US has set up.
The general trend of China's reunification is unstoppable – anyone who plans to hinder the process should use their troops' dead bodies as the blockade.
When US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was asked whether "China would invade" the island of Taiwan during a conference on Friday, he claimed that any such move would have "terrible consequences." What a deranged question and answer. It is blatantly defying international law and the basic norms of international relations.
China's State Council Information Office on Saturday released a white paper titled "China: Democracy That Works." The main body of the white paper is divided into five sections: "Whole-Process People's Democracy Under CPC Leadership," "A Sound Institutional Framework," "Concrete and Pragmatic Practices," "Democracy That Works" and "A New Model of Democracy."
Didi is the first Chinese firm which would delist from the US after the SEC issued its new regulation. It will become more difficult for Chinese digital technology companies to get listed in the US. This will cause losses to both sides.
The demonstration of China-Russia relations is at the same time the best negation of the “China threat theory.”
Whether Japan can avoid being led by people like Abe on the wrong path against China will test the collective wisdom and emotional quotient of the entire Japanese society.
Steve Simon, chairman of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), announced Wednesday the “immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong.” He said the decision was made “with the full support of the WTA Board of Directors” amid concerns about the safety of the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai.
The "China threat theory" has evolved from a normal and natural concern into an overwhelming view on China as well as on the 21st century in countries like the US and the UK.
As China lacks overseas military bases, it is vital to greatly develop and stockpile a significant number of missiles that can strike targets in the second island chain.
The presence of the Y-20 refueling variant confirms that the PLA has already started to get ready for comprehensive military preparedness around the Taiwan Straits.
If the Omicron variant launches a new wave of attack, it is China that will be best able to block its invasion.
“Dollar diplomacy,” coercion, and inciting unrest to topple the government – using these measures to defend against China's so-called infiltration into the South Pacific has been an outstanding geopolitical consideration of the US and Australia.
It seems US lawmakers are not afraid of the situation escalating and fanning the flames. We ask the DPP authority and the US government to carefully weigh their abilities and courage.
We are willing to maintain a sound comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Germany, the chances of long-term maintenance of this relationship are far greater than the chances of serious damage to it.
Big countries like China and the US can strive to achieve any goal, but what is hard is to ensure their path and remain synergistic with the development of their society while releasing endogenous power.
The Chinese mainland is already fully prepared in many ways to deal with possible reactions from the US. It has created huge pressure on the US which wants to intervene with high intensity in the Taiwan Straits.
The case is the epitome of how the US and China have a lot of common economic interests and how much the US needs China's help to solve its problems.
If we manage to do this and reset the attitude of Chinese society toward how the West views us, the Beijing Olympics will not only be China's contribution to the Olympic Games during the pandemic, but also a rite of passage of China as a mature major power.
In an era in which the mainland's strength is seeing rapid growth, there is no room for Taiwan island to achieve a "diplomatic victory." Nor will there be an opportunity for trivial forces like Lithuania to lead the Western world to shake the one-China principle.
China must host this event with rightful justice and tell hostile US politicians that they are not welcome to the event.
The Chinese mainland has a growing ability to solve the Taiwan question by force, while US and Western ability to retaliate through diplomatic and economic sanctions is losing credibility.
When the Taiwan question is resolved and the US truly accepts China's rise instead of threatening China's core interests, China's strategic need to strengthen national security through increased nuclear deterrence would be greatly reduced.
US policy toward China is volatile and Washington's words and deeds are often inconsistent. Yet China continuing to do its own thing well is our constant trump card against the changes in the US.
China and the US now stand at a crucial crossroads: are they heading toward a new cold war or beginning a new era of a major power relationship? Through this video summit, the two heads of state declared that they reject a new cold war.
The US and Europe have the right to make their own choices, but they can't provide any evidence that would convince us to follow their lead.
China is willing to work with the US to reduce the risks in the situation in the Taiwan Straits, but history tells us that the only thing the US really cares about is talks through strength. China will have to fight and have a dialogue with the US at the same time.
Western political systems have been seriously aging after hundreds of years. Meanwhile China has risen. We hold high the banner of people-centered socialist democracy, and develop an efficient market economy based on China's political system.
It is believed that the CPC will fulfill its mission, and that the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core will continue to show extraordinary leadership and ability to take challenges under control.
Since China and the US issued a joint declaration on enhancing climate action, it can be expected that the two sides will work together to push COP26 to success. But the US remains the most uncertain factor in the long run.
China's security challenges are increasing, but its overall national security situation is favorable. The fundamental reason is that China's national security resources are growing faster than the pace of emerging challenges.
Some US congressmen visiting Taiwan island will never become a bargaining chip to impact the development of the situation.
The US has made a lot of hype about China's military strength. The general message is: It is very anxious about the increasingly growing strength of the PLA.
Not pursuing to transform China's system is a way for the US to shrink back from difficulties after acknowledging them.
It is tantamount to a fairy tale to revitalize US competitiveness relying merely on a stimulus bill. The US has its advantages, but if it wants to be as competitive as China in some spheres, it should turn American people into people who are as diligent as Chinese and turn American officials into being as responsible and hard-working as their Chinese peers. China's blossoming infrastructure is the work of a whole society, and it is not something that American politicians can easily achieve by making unrealistic plans.
In the future, there will be no such possibility of Taiwan island separating from the Chinese mainland peacefully.
No one believes the nonsense of Joseph Wu, leader of the external affairs authority of Taiwan, that he will “pick up a weapon” himself or that the Taiwan military will “fight to the end.” It is the US' illusion to try to use a so-called rock-solid commitment to change the general trend of the Taiwan Straits.
What China should do now it to remain focused. It should not be influenced and disturbed by increasingly intensive voices of the US on China's nuclear weapons.
The seven members of the European Parliament hope to make their visit a “big event” and become the focus of confrontation between China and Europe. As a result, they can become the “anti-China stars” in Europe. We cannot remain indifferent to their visit, but we cannot allow their goals to succeed. We need to try to find out how to deal with Western anti-China lawmakers under new historical conditions.
What we need to do is to trust the government and the Communist Party of China Central Committee. We will not hastily start a war. But once the situation reaches that point, we will definitely win the battle.
The issue of climate change concerns the interests of all human beings, which should have transcended geopolitics. However, when the US launches geopolitical attacks, it always names China and Russia. When it comes to climate change, Biden criticized Beijing and Moscow once again. He is undermining the solidarity of UN climate action that it should have had.
Those countries and forces that oppose US restrictions on the use of nuclear weapons are simply not qualified to point fingers at China's nuclear policy.
Should the DPP authority continue the confrontation, the strength will have the final say.
It is inevitable that some forces will try to use such a big issue to seek geopolitical benefits. For example, some extremist forces in the West want to use climate action to solidify the current development pattern of the world, and suppress the room for China's rise.
We should see clearly that the DPP authority, which aims at splitting the country, has become fish in the net. They have pretended to fight desperately, but if they dare to do that, only fish will die, and no net will be broken.
In an interview with CNN, Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen for the first time acknowledged the presence of US troops on the island for training purposes. She said the number was "not as many as people thought," but she noted "We have a wide range of cooperation with the US aiming at increasing our defense capability."
By igniting a "new UN fire" in the conflicts with China, the US has once again proven that it is playing with words when it claims not to allow the competition with China to become a confrontation.
The DPP must stop before it's too late. When military pressure is the only language they can understand, this language is bound to be thunderous. “Taiwan secession” is a dead end, and history will eventually verify this conclusion.
Having a correct evaluation of the benefits of “coupling” and the hardships of “decoupling” is a matter of right and wrong that can determine the trajectory of China-US relations. History has proven that constructive dialogue between China and the US helps steer the wheel of China-US economic and trade relations and benefits the two countries and the world.
Affairs such as the nuclear attack submarine's collision in the South China Sea are not only the US military's own business. The concerns of regional countries are legitimate and reasonable. Their right to know should not be scorned.
If the US really makes waves, it will lead to deep divisions in the UN and paralyze the execution power of the UN in many aspects. The US will become a historic sinner that further undermines world unity. But one thing is for sure: No matter how badly it tries, Taiwan will not be able to enter the UN. The bigger the farce the US makes, the more disgraceful it is.
Foreign forces which have been interfering in Hong Kong affairs are swallowing the bitterness of failure.
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, US President Joe Biden was asked whether the US would protect Taiwan island if the Chinese mainland attacked. "Yes, we have a commitment to do that," he answered. The interview quickly attracted eyeballs and interpretations.
We want to tell the US Congress and Washington's political elites: They should also send Burns to China with a calm mind. Since Washington cannot find a way to win the fight against China, what can they expect Burns to do?
What needs to be emphasized is that the West is likely to suffer from a more serious energy crisis than China. It will also face the chaos of the supply chain, hindering the recovery of the Western economy. But these should not become excuses for the loopholes and flaws in China's work.