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.
Japan is literally doing something that threatens China's core national interests, and China will not remain indifferent. We must remind Japan of what this step means. Taiwan question is China's internal affair. If an outsider wants to step in, we will "break its leg."
The annual national college entrance exam, or gaokao, will be held on June 7-8. This is the time of the year when society cheers for the candidates, especially as the COVID-19 epidemic has not yet ended. People are full of hopes for the students who will take the exam, and are expressing support and encouragement for every candidate in various ways.
The controversy of “50 Bentleys blocking Rolls-Royce” continues to ferment on the internet. Because it may involve an executive of a state-owned enterprise in Shenzhen, the official WeChat account of the Shenzhen State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission said on Sunday evening that the commission attaches great importance to this issue and is in the process of verifying information. We believe that Shenzhen authority will give a convincing investigation result, responding timely to public concerns.
There is no “auto-pilot” mode for improving China-Australia relations. Instead, the key is that Canberra needs to take actual actions. At least one thing is clear: No one can act as Washington's “goon” while making a fortune from China. It just doesn't work that way.
But we have to say, the Chinese people will never fall for this trick. We will never allow any external forces to interfere in China's internal affairs and undermine Hong Kong's development.
The Chinese-language website of Deutsche Welle on Tuesday published a commentary entitled “Maintaining critical dialogue with China is more important than ever.” The article is filled with clichés about so-called “human rights issues in Xinjiang,” which are not worth reading. But the phrase “critical dialogue” in the headline is intriguing. It is in fact the main attitude of the US and other Western countries in communicating with non-Western nations in recent years.
Those who use the excuse of protecting "human rights" in Xinjiang, are jeopardizing human rights in Xinjiang. They intimidate foreign companies to withdraw from Xinjiang and attempt to forcibly exclude Xinjiang from the global industrial chain. Isn't that direct harm to the right to subsistence and development of Xinjiang people?
US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited the Texan town of Uvalde on Sunday, laying a bouquet for the 21 victims, including 19 children, in the latest mass shooting. The grief that this school tragedy brought to American society is far from dissipating. Only 12 days ago, the Bidens were at the site of another mass shooting - a supermarket in Buffalo, New York - to mourn the 10 victims. Just in the past weekend, there were multiple shootings across the US, killing at least six people and injuring more than 30 others.
China's progress itself is a mirror. This is also true in the field of human rights. Bachelet's visit to China once again sends a message to the US and Western forces who engage in the manipulation of “using Xinjiang to contain China”: Dark clouds cannot cover the sun and will only make people more appreciate the blue sky behind them.
China's policy toward the US is consistent and clear, and it always fulfills its commitment. The key point is whether the US can walk the talk. The mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation between China and the US are good news for China and the US and good news for the whole world.
The US and Australia can "be themselves" as much as possible, but times have changed. Eventually they will realize who is actually the one unwelcome in the Pacific.
Fortunately, Xinjiang did not develop in the direction these people expected. Xinjiang has not experienced violent terrorist incidents for six years, and people's rights to life, health and development have been guaranteed. In 2021, Xinjiang received nearly 200 million tourists, and the per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents increased by 8 percent and 10.8 percent respectively. The people of Xinjiang will never become the hostages of the US and the West in a campaign of "using Xinjiang to contain China," and the prosperity and stability of Xinjiang is the strongest rebuttal against all the "lies of the century."
Washington has launched quite a few “strategies” and “dialogues” in recent years. But most of them either went nowhere during the partisan changes, or the US withdrew and gave them up. The reason is that it always wants to fool other countries to be “cannon fodder” of its hegemony. At the same time, it tried to wrangle with the trend of the time but that efforts always ended in vain.
The US-Taiwan collusion ended in failure again but it cannot be ruled out that similar "fancy provocations" will be staged. But such a move is indecent and dangerous. The US broke commitment and has inconsistent words and deeds on the Taiwan question, which is really detrimental to the dignity of a "big country." Taking the adventurist line and constantly supporting "Taiwan secessionist" forces will inevitably result in the US drawing fire against itself and the DPP's self-annihilation.
We hope that the new Australian government could regain “rationality” toward China and deal with China in a “mature manner” to push the China-Australia relationship back on the right track.
Over the past six years, Tsai and the DPP have become more obsessed with manipulating public opinion. They are more brazen. But history is hard to fool, and it will deliver a guilty verdict on Tsai and the DPP.
"The Chinese nation has the valor to fight the enemy to the bitter end" - such a spirit allows no misjudgments at any time.
The US claims itself an Indo-Pacific power, it should take care of the Asia-Pacific, a land of cooperation and development, instead of making it a "battlefield" for zero-sum games.
Although no invitation letter was received, the DPP authorities claimed that they would send a delegation to Geneva to seek spotlight, where they as in previous years will receive no sympathy, but be detested as an uninvited rascal.
What Washington wants is nothing but a fat hog that can sell for a good price.
Most Asian countries wish the US can contribute more to the region rather than engage in moves to weaken the region. Washington should listen to ASEAN instead of indulging in a zero-sum game and regarding its relations with ASEAN as playing a seesaw.
Although Washington is good at politicizing the pandemic, we still want to remind it that most countries, regions and international organizations that attended the summit were to seek solutions, not to celebrate US hegemony. It is impossible for Washington to gain the US' “global leadership” with empty talk.
Choosing China is choosing the future.
China's adherence to the “dynamic zero-COVID” policy is the most responsible way to prevent and control the global pandemic. Those who are incompetent in fighting the epidemic and ask others to “lie flat” are incapable both scientifically and morally. Those who ignore people's lives at home and blame other countries should be questioned and condemned.
It is worth noting that it is a discourse trap that the US and Western media labeled Duterte or Marcos as "pro-China." That word has been twisted by US and Western media into "kowtowing to China." In fact, they want to use the label to hinder and intimidate goodwill and rationality toward China in the Philippines and drive a wedge between the two countries.
It should be said that such a pragmatic and calm attitude is necessary for a nation that has self-respect and strives for self-improvement.
The current situation in Hong Kong is exactly the scene that the politicians of the G7 do not want to see but are unable to prevent. Now, they can do nothing but hopelessly whimper with their statements.
We believe that Hong Kong will create brilliance in the new journey, and the practice of "one country, two systems" will be stable and far-reaching.
The Ukraine crisis and the geopolitical tragedy it has triggered are not enough to kill the hunger of the US and some Western countries to reap political profits from the situation. Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his British counterpart Boris Johnson agreed in principle on Thursday on a reciprocal access agreement between the Japanese Self-defense Forces and the British military.
Charles Richard, the head of US Strategic Command, which oversees the nuclear arsenal, warned Congress Wednesday that Washington faces a “heightened nuclear deterrence risk when it comes to Russia and China,” claiming that China is “watching the war in Ukraine closely and will likely use nuclear coercion to their advantage in the future.” He also warned the lawmakers that the US is facing “a crisis deterrence dynamic right now that we have only seen a few times in our nation's history.”
Due to the US government's failure to combat the epidemic, some 200,000 US children were orphaned by COVID-19, according to an Atlantic Monthly article. One out of every 12 orphans under the age of 18 suffers the caregiver loss because of the epidemic, and in every public school in the US, on average two children have lost a caregiver to the epidemic. The article commented that even after two years that have inured the country to the carnage of the coronavirus, the scope of the loss is so staggering that it can be hard to comprehend.
Truss claimed she would become the “modern-day Thatcher,” but she only looks like the head of the US State Department's London office.
The US is trying to oppose China in every possible aspect, reflecting the peremptory squeezing of reality by the US' anti-China ideology.
It is worth noting that the Pakistani government has publicly said many times that the country's violent terrorist forces and separatist movements have been infiltrated by international third-party forces. We must warn that either in or out of Pakistan, forces targeting Chinese nationals in attacks will be stricken the hardest.
Attempting to use lowering tariffs on China as a bargaining chip, Washington has made a wrong calculation. This can neither sway China nor help itself.
The reelection of Macron can at least ensure the continuity and stability of major French policies to a great extent.
The practice of combating the COVID-19 epidemic in China has fully proved that the "dynamic zero-COVID" policy is in line with the situation of our country and science. It is the best practice of the principle of prioritizing people and lives.
Whatever excuses Japan has found, they cannot become a passport to militarism.
From the Global Development Initiative to the Global Security Initiative, China has always been a firm practitioner of true multilateralism. History will continue to prove that such a choice is on the right side of the history and on the side of human progress.
If the US military truly does not want to have clashes with the PLA, it should stop militarily provoking China and keep away from China's doorstep.
Forcibly and overly utilizing these multinationals, turning them from major economic force promoting globalization to political “accomplices” that divide the world, will not only damage those corporations' long-term interests, but will backfire on the US.
Pressure and challenges will deter the pessimists but will inspire those who advance bravely. Despite the noise, the initiative of China's economic development is always firmly held by the Chinese people who march forward with courage.
Indulging in extreme geopolitical games, Washington is increasingly becoming the origin of chaos and wars - this should be watched and guarded against by all.
It is the geopolitical risk combined with the COVID-19 pandemic that constitutes the biggest disturbance to world economic recovery, rather than scientific and precise anti-epidemic measures.
The US and Australia have never understood why they cannot quell the willingness of these countries to develop cooperation with China after they have used so much pressure.
In Washington's eyes, whether a country has “human rights” and whether it is “democratic” depends on whether it is obedient to the US and whether it cooperates with the ubiquitous hegemonic tentacles of the US in geopolitics.
Before the situation develops to the worst state, there is still room for all parties to do something. They should build “bridges” to “give peace a chance,” and must not wait for the outbreak of a war.
Amid the Ukraine crisis, New Delhi did not stand with Washington when the US tried to repeat its same old trick of forcibly dividing the world into the two camps of “democracy” and “autocracy.”
In the face of the new round of severer tests, the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government have fully demonstrated their high degree of responsibility and pragmatic attitude by adhering to the dynamic zero-COVID policy. China's actions against the epidemic will surely stand the test of time and history.
Pelosi is 82 years old. We wish her to recover as soon as possible. Compared with COVID-19, what she should be cured for more is her anti-China bigotry.
US “coercive diplomacy” is increasingly ineffective as its fake morality and true hegemony are seen by the world. Fundamentally, it is Washington that stands on the wrong side of history. It cannot always threaten other countries to “take chestnuts from the fire” for it, and it is even less possible to extend its hegemony through intimidation.
In the absolutely unequal relations between the US and Taiwan island, the US has always been the absolute beneficiary.
The United Nations Security Council will hold a meeting on April 5 (EST) to discuss the situation in Ukraine, with the “Bucha incident” in the spotlight. Ukraine has accused Russian military forces of killing a large number of civilians during the occupation of the city of Bucha, located in the western suburbs of Kiev. Russia categorically denied it and presented the UN Security Council with empirical evidence of the Ukrainian side's video falsification and other fakes. Previously, Ukraine claimed that hundreds of bodies in civilian clothes were found in Bucha, and Western media following the Ukrainian army into the city captured photos and videos showing dead bodies strewn on city streets, which quickly stirred up the international public opinion and cast a deep shadow over the Russia-Ukraine peace negotiations at a critical juncture.
The Ukraine crisis has not changed the fundamental aspects of China-EU ties. The more complicated & turbulent the era facing China & Europe, the more they should adhere to independence, objectivity and rationality to promote steady relations.
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on an eight-day visit to the US. Lee mentioned many times the solidarity and cooperation of the international community. He reminded Washington that if the US cuts off China, “the price is very high.” He also emphasized that the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework should be built “on a win-win basis,” and “as a way to engage the region and not just on strategic or security and potentially hostile basis.”
The third Foreign Ministers' Meeting among the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan is hosted by China in Tunxi, east China's Anhui Province, on Wednesday and Thursday. Foreign Ministers or representatives of Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are attending the meeting. At the same time, the “neighboring countries of Afghanistan Plus Afghanistan” foreign ministers' dialogue, as well as a meeting of the “China-US-Russia+” consultation mechanism on the Afghan issue will also be held. The latter two meetings are new compared with the previous foreign ministers' meetings.
On Monday local time, US President Joe Biden submitted to Congress the president's budget proposal for fiscal year 2023, in which the proposal of $813.3 billion in defense and national security spending have attracted public attention. This is “among the largest investments in our national security in history,” as Biden called it. In his address to introduce the proposed budget, Biden emphasized, “we're once again facing increased competition from other nation states — China and Russia — which are going to require investments to make things like space and cyber and other advanced capabilities, including hypersonics.” He also noted, “America is more prosperous, more successful, and more just when it is more secure.”
The US and the Philippines kicked off their 12-day “shoulder-to-shoulder” joint exercises across the Luzon island on Monday, involving nearly 9,000 troops. This year's exercise is “one of the largest-ever iterations,” the US Embassy in the Philippines said in a news release. In this regard, the US side is particularly excited. Maj. Gen. Jay Bargeron, 3rd Marine Division Commanding General, said the drills will “strengthen our response capabilities and readiness for real-world challenges.” Western media said the exercises will “show off the two countries' strong defense ties in the face of growing Chinese assertiveness.”
US President Joe Biden wrapped up his visit to Europe on Saturday. During his four-day trip, Biden engaged in intensive diplomatic events focusing on the Ukraine crisis. He attended summits of NATO, G7 and EU. However, after so many summits with the aim to strengthen the role of so-called trans-Atlantic alliance, no actual measure was put forward to promote peace and talks – not even a public statement.
When it comes to major goals involving common interests, China and India should keep standing together.
The bilateral relationship is worth looking forward to.
NATO held an emergency summit on Thursday to discuss the Ukraine situation and other issues. Just one day earlier, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that Western leaders will “spend a significant amount of time talking about China.” He framed China as providing Russia with political support “by spreading blatant lies and disinformation,” and “allies are concerned that China could provide material support for the Russian invasion.” These announcements are basically consistent with the summit statement on Thursday.
By March 24, the Russia-Ukraine conflict has lasted one month. All peace-loving people in the world hope that this bloody conflict, which could have been avoided, could end soon. However, the US and NATO, which hold the key to resolving the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, have made no practical moves to end the war. Instead, they are still intensifying contradictions and escalating confrontation, creating obstacles for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.
The national emergency response mechanism held a news conference on Tuesday night to outline the progress in the search for victims after the crash of China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 and to address relevant issues of concern. When a staff member of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) reported the situation of the crashed passenger plane, he noted that no survivors from the flight have been found so far. The ongoing all-out search and rescue are pulling at everyone's heartstrings.
The US, leading several attendants, is launching a round of international mobilization to condemn Russia. After US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused China of standing “on the wrong side of history” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison immediately followed suit by putting pressure on China. During his visit to India, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida raised his voice on the Ukraine issue, attempting to lobby New Delhi to switch its stance to condemn Russia. Even the Associated Press tweeted, “Amid a worldwide chorus of condemnation against Russia's war on Ukraine, Africa has remained mostly quiet.”
While US media maliciously falsifies the truth, Washington deliberately pretends to know nothing. These two to some extent have even formed an integral production, supply and distribution chain of fake news.
The US wants China to be part of a comprehensive web of sanctions against Russia. But it needs to be said that China doesn't have the obligation to cooperate with the US, and it doesn't agree with such rough means of unilateral sanctions at all.
Fukushima and the entire region cannot afford another nuclear leak cover-up. Given its previous poor records, the international community should urge Japan to take practical action to properly handle various safety hidden risks.
With the CPC Central Committee's resolute leadership, with people endlessly creativity, Chinese economy can definitely overcome difficulties and move forward steadily.
We don't fight a battle without any preparation, and only by taking action beforehand will we be able to take the initiative in the COVID-19 prevention and control.
Washington should make practical moves to make China feel the US is a reliable major power.
"Together for a Shared Future" - the light of unity and cooperation formed by the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will definitely cut through the gloom and storm, as well as light up the future path for mankind to move forward in joint hands.
The international community, including Europe, should put strong pressure on the US and not be swayed by the disinformation claims of Washington. The US owes the world an answer on this matter.
We note that Mr. Yoon has also clearly expressed his willingness to attach importance to South Korea-China relations in his election pledges, and we welcome the new South Korean administration to develop relations with China based on genuine "mutual respect" after taking office, and to meet China halfway.
The Russia-Ukraine crisis provoked the nerves of ordinary European people, who have become more worried about security. Washington is clearly taking advantage of such sentiment to intensify the crisis.
No matter who wins the election, we sincerely congratulate them and look forward to the next level of China-South Korea relations.