Japan cannot stand in opposition to China's safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity. To put it more seriously, in that case, Japan will become the enemy of the Chinese nation.
The US' concerns about the China-Russia relationship are the product of US' own strategic anxiety. Washington worries that the US-centered international order established after WWII would collapse, and the coordination between China and Russia in the security realm could offset ...
The crisis around Taiwan Straits speaks volumes about the inability of Washington to conduct a coherent foreign policy.
US political election is indeed a lacerative procedure that “concerns” the well-being of voters in words, but is guided by the political interests of politicians in action.
Those who forget their own origins, betray the motherland and attempt to split the country will never end up with good results. Be them Hong Kong secessionists or Taiwan secessionists, they may be arrogant for a while, but they are doomed to be spurned behind their back wherever they go. The great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, however, will not stop because of them. When they wake up, what they will have to face is the net of the law.
European electricity prices hit new highs
The US saw the opportunity Morrison offered and played him like the fool.
For CSIS to permit a US ground invasion of China proves that the US government has no clue how core China's sovereignty is to its 1.4 billion citizens.
As the harm caused by the trade war is still lingering in the European continent today, the word “trade war”with China should not appear in the European public opinion in particular.
The planned Taiwan visit of some Japanese lawmakers will happen right after the ones made by their US counterparts, highlighting that Japan is slavishly imitating and blindly following the steps of the US.
UK inflation tops 10%, highest since 1982
Will the US start a war against China? History tells us that the option of war is an inherent part of US capital export and expansion, and that Washington is often easily manipulated by the impulse of capital power.
Propaganda about the "China debt trap" has emerged as a major weapon of geopolitical strategy. A Chinese loan can be a boon for the poor and developing countries of the third world.
The US must not fill its head with major power games. If it continues its reckless manner in the time of decline, sticks to its outdated mentality amid an era of great changes, it will no longer be a positive leading role in the world. On the contrary, it might lead the globe into an abyss.
The initiative is firmly on China's side.
The list to be sanctioned announced on Tuesday is not the full list. The list is published in batches in order to give certain people on the island maximum opportunities to correct their errors. As for the 10 people already on the list, the measures announced so far may just be “appetizers,” they are clearly uneasy inside and know that their shameful crimes will never be spared.
Why could China achieve its first centenary goal? What will a great modern socialist country look like? Alexey Maslov (Maslov), Director of the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State University, shared his opinions on these issues with Global Times (GT) reporter Xia Wenxin.
The Democrats and Republicans have completely polarized their political ideas, engaging in a religious-like “purge of dissidents.” This catalyzes the growth of domestic extremism, which eventually leads to an irreversible black hole in US society.
Can Inflation Reduction Act help curb inflation?
China is a mirror in which people can see China is a living example that a state can serve the public interests, while the US is a living example that acts only on behalf of the ruling power elites: German sociologist
The visits by US politicians to Taiwan stimulated a change in the Taiwan Straits, causing the regional situation to enter a new normal, which reflects the real balance of power between China and the US.
The US should learn lessons from its costly Afghan intervention and humiliating departure.
We would also like to point out that American politicians and media outlets had thought that they have played many tactical "smart moves", but it is difficult to hide their foolishness in strategy. Practices such as fabricating rumors, smearing, distorting history are not decent, but only make Chinese people more aware of international politics and more determined in realizing reunification of the motherland. Washington elites fantasize about crossing China's red line using "salami slicing" approach, but the existence of "Taiwan secessionist" regime is the salami that will be eventually cut by history.
After the Kabul moment, the US has focused on China and Russia. But with US strength declines, it drags the whole world down, only to sustain its hegemony.
US legacy in Afghanistan
Ketchup prices skyrocket in US
China and PLA had effectively shown it cannot and will not lose an Asian war that the US may want to initiate. Can ASEAN continue to allow the provocative interference of US in Asia-Pacific affairs? These are realistic questions for all Asians to ponder.
With one minute left on the Doomsday Clock, there may be time to caution a few key American decision makers.
China cannot and will never concede on the Taiwan question.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL), China's biggest electric vehicle battery maker, announced it would build a 7.34-billion-euro (50.79 billion yuan) battery plant in Hungary. Once built, it is set to be Europe's largest battery cell plant. Hungary said that it will be “the biggest ever greenfield investment in the history of Hungary.” Some foreign media claimed Hungary got the “biggest ever investment in history” because of “supporting China,” which is a bit sour: While verbally saying “No,” they have paid high attention to the investment trends of the Chinese companies.
Several US lawmakers made a visit to the island of Taiwan via US military aircraft on Sunday. This is new provocation. On the same day, it's revealed by the Taiwan side that China's PLA sent 22 military aircraft and six warships for combat readiness security patrols in the Taiwan Straits and some of them crossed the so-called median line, which the mainland doesn't recognize.
Thousands of troops from Indonesia, the United States, and allies held a live-fire drill on Friday as part of what a top U.S. General said was Washington's efforts to prevent a regional conflict after China's "destabilising actions" around Taiwan. "The destabilising actions of the People's Republic of China as applied to the threatening activities and actions against Taiwan is exactly what we are trying to avoid," Admiral John Aquilino, head of the US Indo-Pacific Command, told a press conference after the drill. "Everyday we are trying to prevent war," said Aquilino.
Editor's Note: On the special occasion of Pakistan celebrating its 75th Independence Day, the Global Times (GT) reporters Liu Caiyu and Xing Xiaojing did a written interview with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif （Sharif）on a broad range of topics, including China-Pakistan relations, hot-debated issues relating to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
This August 15 marks the 77th anniversary of Japan's defeat and unconditional surrender in World War II (WWII). However, 77 years later, more and more countries in the Asia-Pacific region are witnessing Japan's expanding military, and are concerned that Japan may go back to militarism.
New Delhi has been making new moves at the border recently. From October 14 to 31, India and the US are scheduled to hold the annual joint military exercise “Yudh Abhyas” in Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand – deliberately choosing to hold the event less than 100 kilometers away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the China-India border. Meanwhile, Indian and American special forces have also conducted a 21-day “Vajra Prahar” joint exercise in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh in the southern foothills of the Himalayas since August 8. The two military exercises are aimed at strengthening the military interoperability between India and the United States. They have chosen areas close to the China-India border, directly targeting China at the tactical level. New Delhi is no longer shy about its intention to use the US to suppress China.
Over the last decade, China has shown, once again, its ability to adjust to changing circumstances.
An Indian media outlet Indian Express revealed that India held its first political dialogue with NATO in Brussels on December 12, 2019. The talks "hold significance," according to Indian Express, because NATO has been engaging in bilateral dialogue with both China and Pakistan, which play a role in India's strategic imperatives.
It is Pelosi's flagrant trip to Taiwan that has triggered a new round of crisis in the Taiwan Straits. The US should make up for the mistake and return to the true essence of the one-China policy, instead of overreacting to China's countermeasures.
Five Chinese state-owned giants – China Life Insurance, PetroChina, Sinopec, Aluminum Corporation of China, and Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical – have announced they will delist from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It is important to understand exactly what the delisting means, without either underestimating or overstating the significance.
The more some US and Western people hold on to the "sour grapes" mentality, the more it proves that Hong Kong is moving steadily on the right track.
In the US, there is no boundary to the unscrupulous and pervasive collection of people's personal information by government agencies.
The length of commuting time has become an important indicator as to whether a city can attract more talented.
Ordinary people want peace not war. Their leaders should try to reflect that preference.
Britain is my home. I was born here, have lived my life here and in all likelihood when I die, I will die here. I've not always been proud to be British: sometimes the stuff my government does in my name makes me ashamed (this currently happens often). Despite this, I've always thought I was lucky to be born British. There exists a notion that we share values about fairness, justice, respect, and tolerance. Others may identify other characteristics, but I like to hope these virtues exist, and are not just the stuff of popular myth.
One minute, it says it's considering scrapping some tariffs on China. But the next, it says it'll keep tariffs as leverage in the power game against China.
When there is no partisan mutual trust left, how can the rest of the world still believe the US?
Despite warnings from politicians, such as the very wise former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger, that the US should not be an enemy of both China and Russia, Washington seems to be set on the path of confronting both countries.
US CHIPS Act is a disruption and economic coercion.
Then there are economic projects that are extremely important for this region. They can only happen if there is stability in Afghanistan. We appreciate China's engagement with Afghanistan.
The Democratic Party's insistence on inflaming tensions with other nations like Russia and China instead of focusing on rebuilding America has resulted in embarrassing unpopularity among voters.
US partisan conflicts escalate as both parties target the 2024 presidential election.
From the operation of India in pressuring the Sri Lankan government to stop the Chinese scientific research ship docking at Hambantota port, it can be found there is likely a bigger plot behind it.
Today, Chinese national rejuvenation has become an unstoppable historical process.
In the interview, Pelosi vividly demonstrated to the audience how a selfish child causes trouble, gets scared, and passes the buck to others.
Instead of focusing on Africa, the US strategy does its best to discredit China. Behind the strategy is the US belief that China sees Africa as "an important arena to challenge the so-called rules-based international order."
Propagating the so-called China or Russia threat in the West can hardly have its desired objectives. The more the US views China and Russia as its enemies, the more difficult it is for the US to unite its allies.
A common future for torn peoples, who have and should have the right to shape and determine their own political order, is much better than relying on the empty words of others, which have never been reliable.
How to better play the advantages of the national system is the key for China to break through the containment and suppression in this competition.
Pelosi trip sets back Biden's effort to woo Asia against China
The US always puts up a "righteous" face when blaming others, but it looks so natural when it does the "wrong" deeds itself.
From a boarder and deeper perspective, China-Europe relations have entered a historical period of restructuring, and some setbacks are becoming unavoidable.
US spy agencies pivot to China
It's very important to understand the nature of China. The way the CPC organizes itself is crucial to maintaining its leadership of the country in a good way.
The US has long been arrogant and provocative over the Taiwan question. China's countermeasures in response to Pelosi's trip will let the US know the nails on China's countermeasure stick could make the US feel real pain this time.
US hypocrisy on Taiwan question
China has never told South Korea how to make "friends," but South Korea should never accept a knife handed by its "friends."
The need of independence and autonomy in the Pacific island region is growing.
The American dream shattered by racism
Too often, a country hears the crack of America's whip and its exhortation to "Jump!" and too often responds by asking "How high?"
There is overwhelming evidence from history to date that suggests that the Western world has worked against the economic and political interest of the African states.
Pelosi's Taiwan trip has further exposed the US' offshore balancing strategy in Eurasia.
Any retrogression that undermines the one-China principle is doomed to become complete failure, the US is no exception.
The US-led global governance mechanism is disabled in nuclear non-proliferation.
US Government Dysfunction
Internationally, after the US provoked tensions in the Taiwan Straits, most countries did not follow the US on this issue.
That Congress can have such an outsized influence on foreign policy undermines established political norms within the US.
The progress on air pollution in China, compared internationally, is absolutely incredible.
China on Friday announced a series of countermeasures in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's provocative visit to the island of Taiwan, including suspending bilateral talks on climate change. But the White House hasn't offered a single explanation or introspected itself. Instead, it is making all kinds of accusations against legitimate moves by China.
Pelosi spreads chaos and disaster in the name of democracy.
If Japan tries to interfere with China's great cause of reunification under the banner of "what's happening to Taiwan is what's going on with Japan," its sense of insecurity is of its own making. Anyone who wants to meddle in China's domestic affairs will inevitably have to pay the price.
Pelosi's political vanity swelled to the extreme during her visit to Taiwan. Now it is time to let it slowly deflate and suffer backlash.
It is wrong to say that people in the Chinese mainland have anything against the Taiwan island. What greatly irritated them are the US provocation and a few Taiwan secessionists.
Chinese young people nowadays tend to hold weddings in untraditional ways.
Pelosi was very much a rogue agent. It is difficult to articulate a case where Pelosi's visit could be construed as serving US interests.
During Sherman and Kennedy's visit, history will be sentimentally invoked and manipulated to entice and enlist the Solomon Islanders to engage in US' new crusade. However, Pacific island countries have the wisdom not to become US' tactic pawn.
In a sense, the current PLA's military exercises and training are powerful demonstration of one China.
It is clear that the G7 foreign ministers still think they are living in the era of the 'Eight-Power Allied Forces' more than 120 years ago
Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has, to a certain degree, caused alarm among countries concerned. Regional countries' reserved reactions mirror this problem.
Although Australia's defense development is largely to coordinate with the US Indo-Pacific Strategy, at the same time, Australia has to consider the relative decline of the US.
What Pelosi and her supporters need to understand is that her visit to Taiwan has sparked a great deal of concern and outrage among the Chinese people.
Tackling the so-called China challenge is only a matter that the US cares in the view of advancing US interests. Solomon Islands' immediate interests concern climate change and development.
Pelosi's reckless visit to Taiwan severely damages US-China relations. US must drop its Cold War mentality, trade war, tech war, and unnecessary provocations. To continue on its present foreign policy track, the US will hit a dead end.
Pelosi is a very typical politician in Washington, arrogant, paranoid and eager to put on a show.
Some politicians have an illusion - they seem to believe that they can safely challenge China's red line.
Like a "political god of plague," Pelosi didn't do any good to the region except bringing risks and tensions to Taiwan.
China does not want to be an enemy of the US. But if the US strategy is to push China into a hostile position, then China has only one option.
NATO committed outrageous war crimes in Afghanistan. The innocent people are crying out for justice. It is time to put the perpetrators in the dock and hold them accountable.
Pelosi's trip to Taiwan was truly a so-called “game-changer,” but not in the way that she expected.
With China-US relations at a critical juncture, US policy toward China is worrisome. The position of China experts is becoming increasingly awkward. The reality of increasing populism in US domestic politics means that in the coming years it will be very difficult for the US to produce a group of rational policy experts who can truly influence decisions constructively, which is a great tragedy in US policy planning toward China.
Do members of the American public understand the horrors their government is about to inflict on their sons and daughters when they are sent off to fight a wholly inappropriate intervention that the US will lose?
On the issue of nuclear safety, it is ultimately Japan that should be responsible for the health and safety of all humankind, rather than urging others to act "responsibly" when it's on the verge of discharging nuclear contaminated water into the ocean.
Like a "political god of plague," Pelosi didn't do any good to the region except bringing risks and tensions to Taiwan.
Through Nancy Pelosi's provocative trip, the US intends to send five main messages.
Blinken's latest claim about Pelosi's potential trip to Taiwan confuses right and wrong, and exposes the hegemonic mindset of some US politicians.
This is just the beginning, however, and events and historic setbacks in the US that are beyond the global imagination will be seen in the future.
The danger of a military conflict over Taiwan is now far greater than at any time since the 1970s. Any such conflict would be far more serious than if it had happened previously as China is now the equal of the US.
All the contacts between youth organizations in our countries show that relations between Russia and China will only grow stronger and stronger.
Pelosi's dangerous gamble
Africa has been eager to pursue its own development and international cooperation, but there is never a lack of catchy strategic slogans from major powers.
The sanctions the West unilaterally slapped on Russia will undercut Western credibility and the universality of US-led standards across the board, showing the consequences of relying on the US-led system, giving China and others the opportunity to promote alternatives.
The people's army, having fought with all kinds of powerful rivals and won one victory after another, is never afraid to fight and always excels at fighting.
The US' elections are an important manifestation of partisan competition. Under the current circumstances, no matter what Democrats do, the Republicans will exploit it as a subject for criticism to score more votes.
If Taiwan is eventually included in Pelosi's itinerary, the main motivation for her visit will still come from within the US, especially the dangerous adventurist forces.
Pelosi's back-and-forth moves over the Taiwan question reflect US politicians' short-sightedness and the country's strategic bluff as a paper tiger. To a certain extent, the trip if finalized will accelerate the process of China's reunification.
The monkeypox outbreak in the US, in some aspects, seems to be repeating the COVID-19 experience. Less than a week ago, Europe was the epicenter of the virus, but now, the US is witnessing the world's highest tally of monkeypox cases. An air of desperation is sensed among some US experts. “Monkeypox is about to become the next public health failure,” reads a headline by Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, in The New York Times on Saturday.
China's chip industry is in the midst of an anti-corruption storm that is attracting attention at home and abroad. With Ding Wenwu, general manager of the National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (Big Fund), under investigation for alleged serious violation of discipline and law, several top industry executives have been investigated in the past month. US public opinion has taken the opportunity to question the effectiveness of China's investment in the chip sector, claiming that it has “unnerved” the Chinese chip industry. This is a deliberate attempt to muddy the waters.
The US democracy and its constitutionalism has fallen from the pedestal. However, the US is still hypnotizing itself, refusing to reflect on itself, and is bent on messing up the world, with its internal fights and external expansion.
In response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's possible visit to the island of Taiwan, many Western and US media outlets reported the news that China said it was conducting military exercises Saturday off its coast opposite Taiwan. A media of the island said on Friday that the live-fire drills near Pingtan in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian Province on Saturday, would be “a strong warning.”
Editor's Note: During the past decade, the world has increasingly witnessed a trend of "the East is rising, and the West is declining" in the spheres of economy, security and discourse power. Western countries, particularly the US, plagued by internal woes, have sought the old path of passing the buck and instigating turmoil elsewhere to ease their own pressure. China, representative of the emerging countries, is proposing new solutions to global problems. By advocating win-win development, facilitating consultation and reconciliation and proposing a balanced and effective security mechanism, China is striving to build a community with a shared future for mankind.
Boris Johnson was being touted as a possible new secretary general for NATO. How can this be the way to run an organization which controls half of the world's military might? NATO is deeply flawed and has enough problems already.
US claws at China's chip industry fanning flames on tech confrontation.
“Those who play with fire will perish by it.” This was said to Pelosi and the Taiwan secessionist forces that support her.
Can IPEF promote free trade? Can IPEF bring post-pandemic recovery? Can IPEF enhance openness and cooperation?
From a market perspective, it is unrealistic to either impose the costs on the drivers or restrict passengers' freedom to enjoy cool air.
Communication among major powers is an art of mutual compromise sometimes, as the days when the West could order the world have long gone
On the evening of July 28, President Xi Jinping spoke with US President Joe Biden on the phone at the request of the latter. The two Presidents had a candid communication and exchange on China-US relations and on issues of mutual interest. This was the fifth phone call between the Chinese and US heads of state since Biden took office.
On July 19, 2022, the Financial Times, using "six sources familiar with the situation" as an anonymous source, released the news that the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was planning to visit Taiwan region sometime in August, arousing great concern from all sides. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China gave a clear response to this issue at four press conferences on July 19, July 21, July 25, and July 27, expressing that China firmly opposes and is seriously concerned about it. China takes it in a very serious way and is ready to take all means to launch a counter action if necessary. If the US insists on going its own way, China will take firm and powerful measures to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the US should be responsible for all serious consequences. Chinese Ministry of National Defense spokesman Tan Kefei said in response to an inquiry on July 26 that China requires the United States to take concrete actions to fulfill its commitment not to support "Taiwan independence" and not to arrange for Pelosi to visit Taiwan region. If the US insists on going its own way, the Chinese military will never sit idly by, and will take powerful and strong measures to thwart any external interference and separatist plans for "Taiwan independence", and resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity. The meaning of these statements is crystal clear. If the United States insists on pushing forward the visit, then China will use all kinds of means, including the use of military force when necessary, to resolutely fight back.
Taiwan Straits will be the place where the US will finally show its true “paper tiger” face. As for Taiwan authorities, they will show themselves as shivering “paper mice.”
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday enacted its second consecutive 0.75 percentage point interest rate increase as it seeks to tamp down runaway inflation without creating a recession. In taking the benchmark overnight borrowing rate up to a range of 2.25%-2.5%, the moves in June and July represent the most stringent consecutive action since the Fed began using the overnight funds rate as the principal tool of monetary policy in the early 1990s. Facing multiple crises such as the inflation, Russia-Ukraine conflict, oil price, etc., can the Federal Reserve solve the US economic problems?
The US can provide better service by respecting China's sovereign imperatives and jointly pursuing regional stability. The future of the Indo-Pacific should not be based on national hubris or parochialism, but rather by the common good.
The escalating economic crisis and political unrest in Sri Lanka have drawn global attention. Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was sworn in as president a few days ago, has long been striving for foreign aid when he was prime minister. It is difficult for Sri Lanka to get out of its predicament on its own. The truth is, the international community, including China, has always lent a helping hand to the country.
Defense chiefs from 26 countries across the Indo-Pacific gathered for a three-day meeting in Sydney this week in an attempt to deal with the so-called “China's ongoing campaign to expand its influence and military presence in the region.”
The US has been brandishing the sword of exchange rate. This Sword of Damocles is hanging above the entire world. As long as dollar hegemony still exists, the global economy is subject to US arbitrariness driven by jealousy, greed and selfishness.
The world managed to sleepwalk into the tragic and needless slaughter of that first Great War, which claimed more than 15 million lives. With our eyes now wide open, we will have no excuse if we fail to avoid walking into yet another global catastrophe today.
A so-called cross-party delegation of Japanese lawmakers cobbled together with two former Japanese defense ministers, a former vice defense minister, and an incumbent member of the House of Councillors arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday to begin a four-day visit. Before them, the former US defense secretary, former secretary of state, members of Congress, and some anti-China politicians from European countries visited Taiwan one after another. US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is restless and about to make trouble, tentatively revealing twice that she wants to visit Taiwan.
President Joe Biden and White House officials are continuing to downplay recession fears, even as they brace for a highly anticipated report that could show the economy shrinking for a second consecutive quarter. "We're not going to be in a recession, in my view," Biden told reporters on Monday. "The unemployment rate is still one of the lowest we've had in history. It's in the 3.6 (percent) area. We still find ourselves, the people, investing."
On Tuesday, the European Union (EU) reached a political agreement on a voluntary reduction of natural gas demand this winter by 15 percent compared to their average consumption in the past five years. However, US media Politico reported that the gas savings target, in the end, might be closer to 10 percent, partly because of “a smorgasbord of carve-outs and exemptions.”
In rather alarming wording, Assistant Secretary of Defence for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner warned at a think tank's annual conference in Washington on Tuesday of the “unsafe and unprofessional behavior” of the Chinese military in the South China Sea, and said that “it is only a matter of time before there is a major incident or accident in the region.”
Forced labor, the ugly legacy of slavery, is still deeply ingrained in today's American society, and prisons remain the harshest places for forced labor.
US plunders oil in Syria.
April 7, 1840 is a day that the Chinese will not forget. On that day, the British Parliament debated issues related to China. Historians originally believed that it was that meeting that made the decision for the British to invade China. Later, a journalist investigated and found that British warships were already on their way to China at the time of the debate in the British Parliament. The British Parliament did not pass the appropriation for the military expenses of the expedition to China until July 27, 1840, after the outbreak of war. The facts show that the Opium War was initiated by the British government.
The two UK leadership contenders have more than willingly bought in to the US-led agenda against Beijing. There is no reason, moderation or practical consideration whatsoever regarding the UK's ties with China, creating an ugly race to the bottom.
A scene with a touch of magical realism has emerged on the highest stage of British politics. The winner of the election for the head of Britain's ruling Conservative Party will become the country's prime minister. Conservative members will begin voting soon and will have time up to September 2. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak are in a tight final race. However, they are not competing on their ability to govern or respond to crises, but on their tough attitude toward China.
Justin Bassi, the Executive Director of the Canberra-based think tank Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), claimed Tuesday that the Australian government has gained “the upper hand diplomatically” regarding relations with China. According to him, this can be proven by the fact that China's dialogue with Australia has resumed on an “unconditional” basis, meaning that Australia has “made no compromises in its foreign policy, national security and defense settings.”
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have clashed over who would take the toughest stance on China in the battle to become Britain's next prime minister, as the two Tory leadership contenders prepared for a crucial head-to-head television debate on Monday. The debate shows both candidates' tough rhetoric toward China, both however have ignored their domestic problems, including inflation and energy crisis.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC).
The Chinese people believed in the correctness of their leadership strategy. The country and the people have strengthened each other and are making the revival of the Chinese nation inevitable.
The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has been planning to visit Taiwan for some time now. Initially she had hoped to visit in April but was forced to postpone her visit because she tested positive for COVID-19. Pelosi is now again planning to visit Taiwan in August. But a strange thing happened on the way to the travel bureau—President Joe Biden, speaking to reporters, stated that “the military thinks it's not a good idea right now” for Pelosi to travel to Taiwan.
At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indonesian President Joko Widodo is visiting China from July 25 to 26. Widodo is the first foreign head of state to visit China after the Beijing Winter Olympics, and China is also the first stop of Widodo's first East Asia trip since the COVID-19 epidemic, which fully reflects the great importance that China and Indonesia attach to their relations. The visit is bound to further deepen strategic mutual trust and practical cooperation between the two sides.
US high-level officials, ranging from politicians to military chiefs, kick start a new brainwashing tour in the Asia-Pacific region.
An exclusive CNN report claimed that the FBI determined the Chinese-made Huawei equipment atop cell towers near US military bases in the rural Midwest was capable of capturing and disrupting highly restricted Defense Department communications, including those used by US Strategic Command.
US Senator Joe Manchin recently stated that he would not support new spending on climate measures or tax increases by the Biden administration, a fatal blow to the bills pushed by the Democratic Party. Common concerns are now mounting if the US will in fact be able to meet the targets it has pledged to the international community to combat climate change.
Washington is pouring money into Ukraine, both in terms of weapons and ammunition and economic assistance. The $40 billion authorized by the US Congress in May is a sizeable sum, especially for a country dealing with record-high inflation and national debt that has spiraled out of control.
What should China do if Pelosi really visits Taiwan? On the Taiwan question, the US has no bottom line. There will be a bottom line, but not through paperwork or lip service, but fight.
While anti-China sentiment has gradually become “politically correct” in the US, ignorance and paranoia are taking Washington's high ground. It is regrettable to witness such a collective regression and degradation.
It is only a matter of time before the West is defeated by monkeypox - the West is unable to mobilize its public prevention and control ability because it would rather let its people die instead of giving up their votes.
Is the US officials' proposal of "friend-shoring" a new solution or a "recycled gift"?
For a long time, I've thought it would be good to encourage people in the same profession from China and Australia to have forums where they can meet and discuss, because I think when you bring people together who do similar things, even if they're from two different cultures, they can cooperate and begin to understand each other's country, and then they make friends.
The NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, has set the stage for an attempt to legitimize NATO's increasing penetration into the Indo-Pacific region as the opposition to the so-called "Russia-China alliance."
The moment when the Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water flows into the sea, a new historical stain will follow Japan thereafter forever.
It's suggested that before people go to a training center, they should check what certificates are officially recognized by the labor market, what the certificates look like, and the legitimacy of that training center.
If the UK wants to make a difference, it needs different politics and different politicians, who are serious about taking care of the country and its people's interests, rather than picking fights out of nowhere to grab attention, just like boring, low-class British tabloids.
Hegemonic ambitions, weaponizing and politicizing human rights, and imposing unilateral sanctions are really, really bad. And these are major violations of human rights of large number of ordinary people. The world has to look at this problem very seriously.
The extent to which the US implements the consensus reached by two leaders will directly affect the trend of bilateral ties. In the past four months, Washington has delivered an awful performance but we hope that the US will do better next to catch up with the implementation.
We cannot anticipate lie-spreaders, such as ASPI, to stop smearing China. But as their claims are proven wrong again and again, hopefully, their buzzes will soon be completely ignored by the whole world.
“China Won't Replace the US in the Middle East,” said Foreign Policy magazine on Wednesday, among a chorus of other US media outlets following President Joe Biden's trip in the region. As the talks about whether US is pivoting away from the Middle East are growing louder, Uncle Sam seemingly wishes to prove its leadership there again.
Granted, the US is still the superpower. But with all its contradictions, observers need to view the country with a new angle.
The US is trying to tie Europe to its chariot.
Whoever leads the next government in Westminster, they would be well advised to develop a foreign and economic policy based on improving the living standards of the population. Unfortunately, the British ruling class is near-unanimous in its opposition to such a shift toward sanity. If this shift is to occur, it will be the result of mass action by the millions of ordinary people that are bearing the brunt of the crisis.
Daily Mail characterized balanced reporting of Global Times as being suspiciously sympathetic toward Sunak thus implying his disloyalty to Britain. Who knows, Daily Mail might even see this article as proof of Sunak's “traitorous” tendencies.
The world's Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), coordinated by Number Resource Organization (NRO), manage the distribution of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in five continents respectively. Although far less well known than domain names, IP addresses are also the critical resources essential to the proper function of the global internet. As the steward of the critical address resources, NRO and all the Regional Registries are highly respected technical organizations.
For Seoul, Washington's "ultimatum" was a blatant insult to a sovereign country. It is well known that Washington does not intend to show mercy to South Korea as it faces this dilemma, but it is also known that the market laws are even more ruthless to those who violate it.
It's been five months since the Ukraine crisis started. It is unlikely that European policymakers do not see the situation. That the EU softens sanctions on Russian banks to allow food trade can be seen as an adjustment and an effort to find a way out. Zhang noted that the most important thing the EU should do is to untie with the US and truly think about its strategy and security.
In an interview Tuesday with Bloomberg News, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger said today's geopolitics requires “Nixonian flexibility” to help defuse conflicts between the US and China and between Russia and the rest of Europe. He also warned that US President Joe Biden should be wary of letting domestic politics interfere with “the importance of understanding the permanence of China.”
It is probably time for the West to try to walk away a little bit from the old security logic of “sphere of influence” and think more about the concept of security concerns.
Seoul has sacrificed its interests for the US, but will the US stand up for it when something really happens? In future, it is likely that the US and other Western countries will drag South Korea into more problems they create rather than helping it.
US and its allies build a stage for human rights over innocent Afghan lives.
Sanctions would become a rarity, if everyone is committed to the well-being of everyone else through deeds rather than words. Equality and justice would become living norms. In such a world, sanctions will not impede the free flow of goods and services. No hegemonic power would divide the human family. There would be equitable access to the resources of the good Earth -the good Earth that will be the sacred responsibility of all creation.
The Chinese mainland must be brave enough to take this step of flying warplanes over the island, which, unlike warplanes flight around Taiwan, can truly reflect China's sovereignty over the territory, and is more substantial than any visit to Taiwan by senior foreign officials. Using Pelosi's visit to Taiwan to complete this leap is most likely to make it a peaceful transition.
US regards the Taiwan islands as a cheap political tool
Unlike Washington's opportunistic probing, all options are clearly on the table for the Chinese mainland. The noose around the neck of the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces is tightening, and Pelosi has one foot on the stool of the gallows. If Pelosi, who has always been fond of playing tough on China, wants to insist on this way, we will definitely prepare sufficient "consequences" for her.
If Milley really wants to dig something out from the review, he might as well check out how Tan Kefei, spokesperson of China's Ministry of National Defense, responded relevant issues earlier this month: China will surely take countermeasures in response to each of the provocations and those who come uninvited will bear the consequences.
Generally speaking, the intense anti-Chinese sentiment in India is now at the ebb after the 2020 Galwan Valley border clash. We certainly hope that this tendency will continue and that India will slowly realize that putting the border dispute with China in a proper place and mending its relationship with China is more in its national interests.
Human history has never seen two giant neighbors with a population of over 1 billion each like China and India developing together before. When looking at China-India relations, one should have a historical vision broader than the Himalayas. At the same time, we should resist "public opinion harassment" by the US and the West to make China and India be partners rather than rivals. The two should put their destiny in their own hands and realize their own national development and rejuvenation.
At least after financial crisis of 2007-08, China's biggest difference has been the willingness to be involved in building a global democracy. It is an immense advance. It's a shining light for poor people around the world.
As long as the perpetrators are not duly punished, the next crime is inevitable. It's long past time to put an end to this chilling situation in the UK and the US.
Biden returns from Middle East trip empty-handed
In the face of out-of-control gun violence and unsolvable, deep-seated problems in US governance, it is doubtful that the US law enforcement officers can still protect people in the country.
Temperatures rising has been spottedly worldwide
As a hegemon, the US has to explore how to handle the relationship with a rising power that is very different to it in terms of political systems, values, culture, and race. Making mistakes is normal. China needs to be strategically patient and have a good response capability. In view of the important changes taking place in both China and the US as well as bilateral relations, the key to China's handling of relations with the US is to strengthen itself and stabilize its foundation.
In short, it is now time for the US to reflect on itself. Without reflection and policy reversion, the US economy will be in even greater trouble.
Here in America including the California prison system, slavery has never ended. There is an unbroken lineage of slavery from the inception on this country until this very day.
Australia has turned itself into a strategic asset for Washington, leaving its comfortable position in the safe zone for the frontline of geopolitical conflicts. Will this make it more important or more secure? If Canberra is really looking out for its own national interests, it should truly recognize, as Marles himself said before, that “it would be a profound mistake to define China as an enemy,” and that “the talk of a new cold war was silly and ignorant.”
The politics of EU member states are contagious: A crisis in one country will soon spread to others, and the rise of the right wing will quickly expand beyond borders, and even the US may not be able to escape such a general trend. The world is in a precarious state, and we must remain vigilant.
Can the US' trade war with China continue?
I don't think that China is losing Europe or Europe is losing China. I think it's still a struggle because the US doesn't hide that it wants Europe on its side against China. So, there is no hidden agenda; they are being very frank. This question has not been answered yet. And I hope reason prevails in the end.
For the Middle East where the situation is chaotic and volatile, we need the engagement of world powers, mainly China, to help recover stability, peace and security.
BRICS, a grouping of major emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - has become one of the trending buzzwords in global public opinion lately. After Iran and Argentina applied to join the BRICS mechanism, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt also plan to knock on the door of the BRICS for official membership, Sputnik quoted BRICS International Forum President Purnima Anand as saying.
There will be ups and downs in the future, but as long as the whole of society works together, there will be no hills that cannot be climbed or hurdles that cannot be overcome.
The South China Sea issue has both political and legal attributes, and various factors are intertwined.
The health consumption market will be developed at an accelerated pace with a promising future.
To prove it can truly help end human rights abuses, Amnesty International should allow itself to be “carefully vetted” and start by helping itself.
For the first time in two decades, the US dollar is equal to the euro in value, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. As Europe grapples with growing recession fears and the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine conflict, analysts warned the euro's tumble to parity against the dollar could have major impacts on the European and global economies.
The Asia-Pacific region is in danger of falling into a security dilemma, and the root cause is the wrong security concept of the US.