Hindu extremism targeting Muslims, Christians and other religious believers has been growing in India, but does the Western elites care?
Is “party animal” Boris Johnson's party coming to an end? The controversial “partygate” has triggered huge waves of criticism against the UK prime minister from inside and outside the Conservative Party, and Johnson is facing growing pressure to resign. However, although British people are seemingly free to criticize and supervise politicians, the essential problem has been ignored: The Western system lacks an overall accountability mechanism for the government's policies, and no matter how many prime ministers resign, politicians' governance ability will not be improved.
The mainland's decision on how to deal with the island has nothing to do with any certain year. It depends on the actions of the island's secessionist forces along with the US.
US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that his administration would make "high-quality masks" available to all Americans for free. Some US media outlets are concerned about whether the masks would be "Made in America" or "Made in China." But most likely they will be Made in China, according to Voice of America.
There is a certain country that never uses rules to constrain itself, but frequently uses “rules” as an excuse to interfere with other countries' normal acts to defend their own rights. This is not only ridiculous, but also reflects its sense of indolence.
In a plight when confronting the surging virus, what the Netherlands, or some of its politicians, needs the most is not playing the anti-China tricks, but taking the opportunity of participating in the Beijing Games to learn from China's epidemic prevention approaches.
If there is really a "strategic surprise" in the Pacific, it must be caused by or related to the US.
The US has a lack of appropriate awareness and measures to prevent the spread of the virus. This means its troops stationed overseas should do a better job.
The US interest is to maintain its global hegemony and contain China's development. But the US' allies and partners clearly know that China's rise is unstoppable, so Washington's attempts to go against reality to contain China actually violate the interests of US allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region.
Every ordinary people have been safeguarding the public health and consolidate the epidemic prevention and control achievements. We should say “thank you” to them all.
Confucius said it is a fault if one errs but refuses to correct the mistakes. In terms of China-Lithuania relations' downward spiral, Vilnius holds no moral ground. If it still blindly continues while wishing to reap profits and compensation from the US through such moves, it will only face a path where it will feel more pain. Anyway, it is not that important for China whether Lithuania will wake up from its illusions sooner or later.
The US has become irrational and refused to realize the difference between China and itself. Washington tends to demonize and oppose every move of the CPC. This is nothing more than calling white black. Such behavior has hindered the US from mastering a clear picture of China.
Some Western forces attempting to rope in more countries to “boycott” the Beijing Winter Games only look petty and despicable. The US' clamor for an “Olympic boycott” sends the world a clear message of its helplessness and lack of capability.
People previously thought that anyone would do a better job than Donald Trump in fighting the epidemic. But to be honest, Biden has not made remarkable moves at the federal level apart from encouraging people to get vaccinated and wear masks.
“Let's Go Brandon” shows the US' morbid division, which has almost become an incurable disease in the country. What will the country become when half of the American people's wishes oppose the other half? The current division makes the country seem as if it is heading toward an inevitable decline. In a society that is so divided, almost no problem can be resolved, nor can anything be changed.
Under the unequal US-Japan alliance, Kishida's protest on US troop's arrival without virus test will be nothing more than an attempt to appease domestic discontent and anxiety.
To the country with its National Mall filled with numerous white flags, we say, save it. Just stop badmouthing China & stay away from what is none of your business.
The high alert toward and the relentless smear of China's influence on social networks exposes McCarthyism within the mainstream US media.
Taiwan's transgender “minister” Audrey Tang met another setback. Both the US and the South Korea bear in mind the one-China principle when dealing with Taiwan. The growing strength of the Chinese mainland is the backbone of its effect.
Retired US generals sound the alarm about coup-proofing the US military, as if a tale of two Americas is emerging, with two groups of troops claiming loyalty to different presidents. Washington better take it seriously to avoid more black swan events.
This view could be quite dangerous if it continues to spread across Europe.
A teacher surnamed Song from the Oriental Film School at Aurora College in Shanghai during class questioned the casualty figures sustained during the Nanjing Massacre. A video of the incident was recorded by a student and posted online, and has since triggered heated debate. Following an investigation by the college, Song was fired.
Although Burns won the Congress' trust and support by displaying to lawmakers his tough attitude toward China, he will find he has to face the scrutiny of more than 1.4 billion Chinese people as soon as he arrives in the country.
"The Biden administration, to be honest, is treating Southeast Asia as a pawn in the major power game. Fixing ties is not a goal, but an approach.”
Lithuania was “awarded” by the US for violating the UN Charter. The least Vilnius should do is get cocky; it should be vigilant.
When it comes to innocent people being killed during battle, US troops are often ruthless and merciless with no bottom line especially in overseas operations. A fresh decision by the US Department of Defense reinforces such an impression.
A piece of news that contains such juicy factors as exual assault allegation, female, e-commerce giant Alibaba, and China is enough to make some Western media outlets twist the focus of their story with a clear biased mindset.
Although the Biden administration promised to return to multilateralism and repair its alliance, the US policy of “America First” has remained the same. US interests have always been the priority of the US when it deals with its allies.
Chellaney and other radical Indians should be reminded that it was India's own military helicopter that failed to protect their defense chief.
The US won't let go of its prestige as a hegemon and a power to boss others around. So it has adopted a twisted approach – seeking collaboration from China but continuing to point fingers at it.
When Truss tries to shape her own image as a next Iron Lady, what she has really presented is the UK's predicament – the widening gap between the country's strength and its ambitions, which is exactly the same as Truss' own awkward situation.
“This is a very distorted game, which embodies the extremely deteriorated political environment of the US.”
When and if the US turns its back on the "close ally" and even stabs it in the back, Australia will be powerless and confused after losing the support of its "big brother."
The US judicial system is not safeguarding social justice, but has become a political tool.
The West is free to choose their own paths on the COVID-19 fight, but they cannot give a cold shoulder to the facts and attack China's policies.
Western societies simply cannot accept a country with a totally different ideology and system getting stronger, as they have spared no effort denying its ideology and system.
India's behavior toward the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics embodies that New Delhi retains its strong diplomatic and strategic autonomy.
Honduras is a country with a multi-party system. It holds elections for president, Congress, and local officials. Even if its people pick a pro-China administration, shouldn't the US respect the outcome?
What Lithuania has been doing definitely harms its own interests, and also affects regional peace in the long run. If Lithuania lacks self-awareness and goes too far, is it prepared to pay the heavy price?
It is doubtful whether the US electoral system can still represent freedom and justice.
With winter approaching, can Europe withstand the new test? Maybe not.
Following the US in provoking China will not bring the UK any practical benefits.
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and bilateral political tensions, economic complementarities between China and India have been underlined again by reports showing that Chinese automakers are stepping up efforts to develop in the Indian market, at a time when industrial players from the US and Europe have been stumbling out.
Despite the Biden administration's resolve to maintain order, the divided Democratic and Republican parties and the messed-up political situation may lead the incident into a more chaotic direction. With such chaos, the Capitol riot is almost inevitable.
Is the US qualified to be representative of democracy?
The Biden administration should do its best to ensure that the bill stays on the right track, instead of making it an empty slogan or a geopolitical tool. Otherwise, it will be American people's own interests that suffer.
The Wilson-Truss spat shows that Britain could come up with a more reckless China policy.
The dynamic zero-case is not something that any country can do even if it wants to do it. Western public opinion's attack on China's dynamic zero-case policy reflects their jealousy.
China welcomes sincere and win-win cooperation with the US, but if Washington wants to play the trick of “carrot and stick,” it would be much too naïve.
As the AUKUS deal has led to worsened relations between France and the US, Kamala Harris is now in France to mend the rift. However, this cannot solve the lack of mutual trust in the US alliance system.
An American man has escaped the US, a “paradise” for dissidents, heading for a country long regarded as a “dictatorship” by the US – Belarus. Can we say that he is “a symbol of the repression in his native US”?
China has taken the lead in giving a helping hand to the Afghan people. The Afghan pine nuts getting sold out in China recently is an example
Reports of a missing Afghan baby in recent days have attracted global attention and sparked a discussion on whether the US can fulfill its promise. It tells us neither the baby nor the future of Afghanistan should be pinned on the US. Otherwise, the only people who will be hurt or disappointed are the parents or the Afghans themselves.
After all, the US is a country that used “washing power” as evidence of weapons of mass destruction and launched a war against Iraq, what can the outside world expect from it?
With so many tricks, the US has failed to fool the world. Maybe it is time for US elites to focus on solving problems at home instead of preaching “democracy” globally by so-called American standards.
Is there a worst president of the US? Perhaps there is no “worst” but only “worse.” American voters always have high expectations during elections but will soon become frustrated. Can a US president turn the tide? It is worrying. But one thing is certain – political infighting will continue, which is exhausting US strength in dealing with domestic and global issues.
No matter how the West hypes, China won't set its emissions reduction targets based on the West and the US. China's pace won't be affected by Western public opinion. When the West can do nothing to advance their climate governance and solve their problems, they can only resort to slamming China to cover up their deficiencies, a symptom of the “China-cursing addiction.”
Eric Abetz's belief that Australia would be “duty bound” to help defend the island of Taiwan is his own wishful thinking.
Is the US' biggest threat the imaginary Chinese missile? Washington should look in the mirror. It is the empty shelves in the markets, increasing number of strikers on the streets, poor domestic governance and incompetence to rein in the virus that is upending the superpower's foundation. If the US really confronts a “Sputnik moment,” it must be an alarm that the US could be defeated by itself.
To make people believe the US is a safe country, Washington should start by dropping charges against Assange and freeing him.
As a comedian show that sometimes covers politics, it is not surprising that it didn't take the issue seriously, yet it reflected that most Westerners don't know why the Taiwan question matters and they don't care about it. They are more of bystanders with their perceptions deeply influenced by the propaganda of Western media and politicians.
Some senseless Australian politicians have been talking about a potential military conflict with China and pushing Australia to make war preparations. Hyping the possibility of war is easy for a reckless politician, and may help score some cheap political points. But does it make any sense?
Chinese regulators won't be distracted by biased reports like the BBC's, in the meantime, the Chinese market always welcomes foreign companies that abide by Chinese laws.
Biden has repeatedly expressed his goal to tackle climate change since the election campaign. Now, his administration is trying to gain China's support in this regard. Therefore, it is not surprising to see Republicans' strong criticism.
It is no secret that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority of the island of Taiwan have wooed some countries' politicians who seek political interests with anti-China gimmicks to create the illusion that Taiwan is gaining support in the world.
The international community should be vigilant of the US. The world would soon find out that the US lies about China are actually more vials of "washing powder."
Japan's irresponsible and selfish national image will be further confirmed and perpetuated if the nuclear wastewater is eventually discharged into the Pacific Ocean.
All topics between China and the US are interconnected. China cannot cooperate with the US merely on one or two specific topics when the US remains to be hostile on other agenda. It is hoped that the Biden administration can demonstrate its sincerity in coordinating with China and make systematic adjustments in its overall China policy.
Cooperation between China and Germany and between China and Europe are likely to continue, which is determined by the interests of both sides. There is no fundamental conflict of interests between the two.
Chang is hyping the anxiety toward China to cater to some so-called US elites to earn a living. This is all his remaining value and role in the US.
On whether Washington should militarily defend Taiwan, there is no consensus inside the US - because it means sending American soldiers to the forefront and investing huge resources.
These lawmakers are blatantly provoking the one-China principle and playing with fire on issues involving China's core interests. Taiwan is part of China. Where does the so-called Taiwan National Day come from?
Extreme politicians like Abbott and their positions will be eventually abandoned by history.
Will the US give preferential treatment to Indian goods? Will the US provide convenience to Indian IT professionals who go to work in the US? Will the US encourage its manufacturing to transfer to India to boost India's economic development? Will the US respect India's autonomy in purchasing weapons?
It must be pointed out that China is undoubtedly the most humanitarian country in the fight against the pandemic. Since the beginning of the epidemic, China has insisted on putting life first. It has upheld “people first, life first” and protected people's life, health and safety at all costs. This is in sharp contrast with the US and some other Western countries, which disregard people's lives but prioritize political and party interests. It's no exaggeration to say cat lives matter more in China than COVID-19 patient lives matter in those Western countries.
France, as a country that advocates European strategic autonomy, has no reason to act as cannon fodder for the US to provoke China over the Taiwan question. But the planned trip only proves France's spineless diplomacy.
It is natural if one admires or even envies others who live a better life. But to shake off the jealous tone, the Indian media should help the government reflect on its wrong path. If India can build its own “well-off” villages, it will be a contribution to peace at the China-India border.
More and more countries are aware that most US promises are like blank checks. By taking advantage of the common challenges facing the world, Washington wants to make itself benefit. The summit will not produce the transformative result to end the pandemic, and simply relying on the seemingly noble commitments will do only harm to the global COVID-19 fight.
The “beacon of human rights” has almost become a laughing stock. When the US replaces legal process with whips and law trials with torture, it is ignoring the development of its civilization over the past centuries, and even going back to square one.
Biden clamors that "America is back." But what has been happening in the US cannot stop people from doubting: Can the US be saved?
EU's faith to becoming a geopolitical power is not only a response to the era of major power competition, but also the result of losing confidence in US. They will keep cooperating under alliance framework. Unfortunately, the framework is getting rickety.
How does the US, which ranks first in terms of the numbers of infections and deaths, have the poise to hold a virtual global COVID-19 summit? The US may not expect the summit to have any substantial effect, but wants to make it a platform to showcase its leadership.
Strong military strength, especially strategic nuclear power, has made the US in deep awe of confronting China. To prevent military conflicts between China and the US, the US must retreat from provoking China's core interests.
The recent letter from Stanford University showed that at least 177 professors are still rational and vigilant toward the resurgence of McCarthyism.
As the virus continues to hit, the problems for the West are thornier, because they have to be prepared for social chaos or even deeper crises as their anti-pandemic measures have started shaking their core liberal values.
Some Western countries and media outlets are still immersed in their own fantasies, sensationally hyping the "crises" surrounding China. In fact, most of China's neighboring countries are stable, as the center of the global economy is shifting from the US and Europe to Asia.
The US anti-epidemic failure is the joint work of the Trump team and the Biden team. The reason that neither the Republican-led govt nor the Democrat-led govt managed to fight the virus is the malfunction of the US political system.
“Permanent military presence” in Indo-Pacific is merely London's exaggerated illusion. Time for UK to wake up from colonial days and be cautious on China's doorsteps.
Political stance appears to be the only guidance for US media practices. When the US media praise China, they do not aim at studying from China to equal it, but to shame their political opponents.
China is not obligated to save the disaster generated by the US in Washington's way.
The EU has neither the audacity nor capacity to give the island substantive support and it cannot afford crossing the line of the Taiwan question.
France must be aware how much this will affect China-French relations.
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan has become the laughing stock of the world. But it seems that the US and its elites think it had done something noble
Pro-war political madness will bring nothing but catastrophe to India.
The US' failure in Afghanistan is mainly the responsibility of the top US military leaders.
Japan's playing tricks will only make itself lose on both sides – becoming cannon fodder for US interests on one hand and provoking the Chinese mainland.
Human rights are not empty slogans, nor are they tools to interfere in other countries' domestic affairs.
As the epidemic situation is worsening in the US, Washington will definitely continue to pass the buck to Beijing.
Even when a senior US official comes, Singapore will not change its stance.
It is hoped that the US and the West can seriously reflect on this and stop inflicting more sufferings on the Afghan people.