Media outlets often represent the mentality of the elites in a country. But it is doubtful how many people in the West can still be brainwashed by their media outlets.
Why has the US come to such a situation? Many Westerners attribute the current US crises to President Donald Trump and his administration. Such a view is too simplistic.
Some Western elites would rather let developing countries continue to be trapped in the epidemic than see them get out of the COVID-19 quagmire with Chinese vaccines. This is what could be summed up as the mentality of colonizers.
The US since the Cold War has been the only superpower in the world. No matter how hard it tries to portray alleged foreign enemies, no external forces can cause such a big country to collapse.
Perhaps it's time to call on Washington to respect the human rights and freedom of Americans.
Some Western countries have failed to not only control the epidemic, but also make any contribution to the world. They have dragged other countries' feet. They have no right to point fingers at China's promises to African countries.
Since the incident took place in the US, the riots were not “a beautiful sight to behold,” and it is the protesters, not the police, who received harsh criticism from most US mainstream media outlets and political elites. This is US blatant double standards.
Sadly, there are more Pompeo-like politicians in the US who are good at playing double standards. If they blindly continue this mentality and tactic, they will only dig graves for themselves. They will have to be careful with this question – will an American Spring one day sweep the US?
Western media outlets are too accustomed to using their standards and definitions to judge freedom. Driven by ideological prejudice, they paint China as an authoritarian and repressive country.
The US is like a super carrier which has sailed a long time. However, the components within are so torn and tattered that it can hardly withstand any major test. The problem is: Does the American captain have the will and ability to mend it?
It is unknown how long British elites like Pierce will hold on their misguided course. But they will face the reality sooner or later – people do not die of fear, but of contemptuousness, ignorance and narrow-mindedness.
In the transatlantic alliance, Europe is not the equal of the US. In the eyes of analysts, the EU hopes to become a player in geopolitics, rather than a chess piece.
The year 2020 witnessed the complete dysfunction of US' political and social systems. It is suffering from at least two viruses. The first is the novel coronavirus. And the second is a severe chronic disease in US society – racism.
The obsession with the “end of history” prevents Westerners from facing up to their system's problems. It is very likely the degradation in the Western system will worsen.
The US role does not match its status as a global superpower which is supposed to act in a responsible and graceful manner. Some believe the US is an empire going downhill. Is it really the case?
The Philippines has set an example for countries that allow the stationing of US troops worldwide. In a crisis like this, they all have the right to raise demands toward the US.
Issues related to Tibet concern China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. They are China's internal affairs that allow no foreign interference. The Chinese government is determined to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests.
The US is on track to record its deadliest year in history, largely due to the pandemic.
What China hit back at was groundless accusations and smearing. China's diplomatic practice has not become aggressive as the West claims, but is a defense of China's interests in nature.
Wealthy people in the UK are fleeing the country in private jets to avoid COVID-19 lockdown.
The US has no real benefits to offer, but when it comes to awards and medals, you name it.
The UK may be seeking fabulous dreams, but has to confront harsh realities. Its national condition can hardly support its imperialistic mentality and ambitions. At this point, the UK should simply quit dancing to US tune, such as sending aircraft carriers and showing off its muscle and influence in other regions. It should take care of itself now.
The Chinese government and Chinese people have attached utmost importance to epidemic prevention. But until today, Western societies still haven't realized that being indifferent toward the coronavirus is the chief culprit of their mess.
Beijing cannot change Washington's mind-set and its rhetoric on the so-called China's ideological threat. What China can do is to maintain its strategic determination and resolutely refrain from competing with the US in terms of ideology.
With the performance of its COVID-19 fight, doesn't the US feel embarrassed to call it a “D-Day”?
Even though China has repeatedly emphasized that China's rise is peaceful, not a threat to any country, the West still worries a rising China will challenge its hegemon and the international norms and rules set by it.
US political elites are trying their best to prevent their country from continuing on the downward track, be it Biden's election or de-Trumpization measures. But how effective will the measures be? Only time will tell.
Now, a bushfire is again haunting the country, burning more than half of the UNESCO world heritage-listed Fraser Island. Australia needs to stop fixing its eyes on China and avoid spreading the fire.
The US has shown nothing but colossal failures of its leadership and worse by blocking WHO's efforts in the fight against the global public health crisis. Shouldn't it apologize? Shouldn't those in Western media who mislead apologize?
They see China both weak and dangerous. We see those Westerners as both sly and silly.
In an objective, fair and neutral third-party perspective that employs rigorous juristic analysis, the Critique presents a comprehensive and systematic refutation of many fallacies and flaws in the award made by the Arbitral Tribunal in the Matter of the South China Sea Arbitration (hereinafter referred to as the Tribunal) in terms of legal interpretation and application, evidence admissibility and fact-finding.
Fox News' processing of Di's speech is the epitome of the US' increasingly wild opinion war on China.
Australian media outlets are shaping Australia's international image as a malicious and paranoid country.
Australia may have tossed out an answer. Since it wants Magnitsky-style legislation, following the step of the US, it proves that Canberra is willing to be obedient to Washington, presenting the power to have final say to the US.
However, China underlines etiquette and good manners, loves peace and advocates harmony. Beijing has never taken the initiative to provoke other countries, nor is it interested in meddling in others' internal affairs. China will continue to stand for a peaceful settlement of disputes and divergences, rather than resort to tit-for-tat means.
The world construct has greatly changed. Whether or not the West will accept it, the belief the West is the center of the world will eventually come to an end.
As China-Australia relations have turned sour, the easiest card to play by Western MPs is to pressure China and fan the opinion flame. The latest show serves only these MPs' purpose of manipulating Western public opinion and exploiting political gains.
Until today, Australia still believes China is inferior, not qualified to criticize the superior Aussies. Nothing can better portray the mentality when Australia showed much greater anger toward a Chinese cartoon than the crimes of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.
Europe will not treat China in an on-off way as it did during most of the time during the Cold War. Some ideological struggles could be strengthened, but there is not likely to be comprehensive hostility.
The wooing from the US and India has indeed exerted considerable pressure on these countries.
Now, Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated, and Iran believes Israel is responsible. Has a “Pandora's box” been opened again? Will the world return to the era of using terrorism to realize major national interests? Such regression is despicable and no one will come out as a winner.
If Canberra cannot reflect on its previous moves against China and make adjustments, improving China-Australia relations will be far from visible. At that time, Australians will know how it feels like to walk into the dark.
The list has only made itself look awkward. Imagine if there is a Chow-style secessionist in Scotland and Northern Ireland, will her name appear on the list? The UK, the US or other Western countries will never call a secessionist on their own soil a “hero.” The Chinese people have already seen through the trick. The list won't disturb China, but will eventually disgust the West itself.
Spelling out Australia's stance against taking sides in words is no olive branch, but proving such stance in deeds is. When Uncle Sam garners allies against Beijing and takes more actions to contain China, would Canberra respond with a loud “No”?
Chinese people do not expect the Morrison administration to truly reflect on their policy of acting as the US' auxiliary police. However, we hope that they can learn the necessary lessons, adopt more realistic policies and revise their previous behavior toward China. No matter how sincere Morrison's latest statement is, hopefully that it can be reflected in Australia's actions. Only then can China-Australia relations be improved.
Trump reportedly is ready to begin the formal transition process. This indicates that the US will commence to “correct” its policies of the past four years. The US tends to achieve a kind of balance by dramatic swing and confrontations. By contrast, continuity is the greatest strength of the Chinese political system.
With political interests as priority, they seek to impair China by further spreading the political virus. However, will they look more decent by putting on the emperor's new clothes?
The meeting can be seen as a new step taken by the Trump administration to stir trouble with China during the transition period. There have been many signs that the Trump administration will continue to take some extreme measures to jeopardize China-US relations. The Trump administration intends to create as many obstacles as possible for the next administration to shape the latter's China policy. The Tibet question is one of them.
What makes Australia not behave like itself is the US, not any other country. If Morrison wants his country to remain Australia, he should have said so to the US.
China, as the world's No.2 economy, is doing quite well balancing its “setbacks” and managing to “stand tall.” The proof of this assertion is: by strategically forging ahead, China has managed to keep growing stronger.
Dividing camps by ideology and engaging in a zero-sum game is an outdated Cold War mind-set. Win-win development is the theme of the era, and playing geopolitical tricks will be marginalized. With such a mentality, the US can hardly find followers.
The farce of the 2020 US presidential election is still going on. The more lively this soap opera is, the more it proves that the decline of the US is attributed to itself. It's time for the American elites to wake up and take a good look at the US and the world. They should be aware that lingering in the fantasy where the US is still the world's overwhelming “lord” and act on this illusion is dangerous to their country.
I hope the US will heed Kissinger's warning.There is no need for us to be afraid of any provocation. China has abundant power to let nature take its course.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems to love attention as much as his boss, President Donald Trump. Pompeo is often seen making gaffes about different issues, but people laugh them off most of the time.
The assets the US has given to Taiwan are a blame game between the Kuomintang and the Democratic Progressive Party, which are accusing each other of missing the chance to bring Taiwan to RCEP. The US is playing the geopolitical card in the Asia-Pacific region, but only Taiwan has swallowed the bait. The two will eventually miss opportunities from the development of the Asia-Pacific.
The completion of the RCEP agreement has made many Americans and Europeans nervous.
Even though the US post-election chaos has drawn global attention, the rest of the world is looking on from a ringside seat, watching and waiting to see how and if the US climbs out of the mayhem.
The West's slander of China's vaccine also mirrors their fear about China's rapid rise in science and technology. They do not believe China is able to develop effective vaccine as they have been viewing China with pride and prejudice.
The US election is not laughable. But what is laughable are the Americans who said so and some Chinese public intellectuals who follow these Americans.
The future of Myanmar lies in the hands of its people. After all, an election is a way to choose a path that best suits their country, and people of Myanmar have made their choice. The US and other Western countries should not be too narcissistic about their ability to dictate other country's choices.
The Chinese people pay attention to the US presidential election because China-US relations are important to both countries, and have a profound impact on the world. But the Chinese people also view the election as an entertainment show, and certainly they won't be into the drama too much.
I am very worried that politics and excessive pursuit of profit are very much involved in these announcements surrounding vaccines.
If the US still fails in the fight against the coronavirus after it gradually begins to take proper prevention measures, the long told myth of the US will come to an official end.
Trump has changed the US. Even after he's gone, the political legacy he leaves behind will be difficult to eliminate. Trump still refuses to admit defeat till now even though the leaders of major Western countries have all extended their congratulations to Biden. This is by no means just because of his personality. It reflects that US society is politically divided enough to bolster Trump's contempt for the president-elect. I said last week that the US political system is in degradation, which has caused strong repercussions in Western public opinion. If Westerners look at this problem without holding any stance, they will find I am right.
The Trump administration's decision on the terrorist group will cultivate arrogance in all international terrorist organizations including ETIM and inspire them to launch more rampant terrorist activities.
The leadership change is more like a release of US social anxiety. Can the leadership change play a role in correction? It is very hard to judge. Few believe US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will make contribution to bridging the social divisions.
The mainstream view of today's Chinese people is that China and the US are two major countries under completely different conditions. They should each go their own way.
It is costing the US' reputation and undermining its international status. It leaves the world with the impression that international promises made by the US are unreliable.
What is happeningduring the US election is something that we could have never imaged in this "Beacon of Freedom."
India pins high hopes on strengthening its ties with external powers like the US to impose geopolitical pressure on China in the oceans. But this will only consume India's strength.
Under US coercion, Vietnam and some other Asian countries face increasing pressure to take sides. However, no matter how the US tries to lobby, maintaining cooperative relations with China and the US will still be these countries' first choice.
The core of every country's foreign policy is to safeguard its own national interests. Even though India is tough on border issues against China, it will go against India's national interest if India ties itself to Washington's anti-China chariot.
The question I have been asked most these days is: Who will win the US presidential election, Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
India's indulgence in the US manoeuvre in the Indian Ocean means that India will eventually be pulled into a rivalry with the US in the region. As India views the Indian Ocean as its core interest, this will impede New Delhi and Washington from getting strategically intimate.
US politicians who introduced the Xinjiang resolution should stop expressing their deceptive concerns on Xinjiang. Their hypocrisy is disgusting.
Washington has nothing but hollow promises and slogans. It does not have practical investment advice. No country will abandon its existing national interests to serve as the US' geopolitical pawn.
If India wants to win a fight, it should focus on winning the fight against the novel coronavirus. Regrettably, India has suffered a miserable defeat. India ranks the world's second highest in coronavirus infections.
The Quad is unlikely to achieve expansion. Many political analysts from the international community are clearly aware that each member of the group has their own considerations and they have failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China.
Early Saturday morning Beijing time, US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tony Wickman, director of public affairs for US Pacific Air Forces, said the US Air Forces' original statement that an RC-135W spy plane had flown over the northern end of the island of Taiwan "was incorrect." Wickman's statement came after the island's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities had twice denied, on Wednesday and Friday, that the plane had flown over the island.
Some Australian politicians think they could showcase their and Australia's political power by boycotting the Beijing Winter Olympics. But what they show is their political narrow-mindedness and surrender to the US influence.
The UK should be aware of the core interests and the bottom line of China's diplomacy. Certain British politicians should not indulge in daydreaming and cross the line, simply to satisfy their vanity.
Tokyo should be wary of working as Washington's pawn and jeopardize its own relations with China.
Some Western elites just could not stand seeing Chinese people feel happy. They choose to cover up their own issues and disappointment by cursing China or even twisting results of opinion polls. Unfortunately, doing so will not help them turn the tables. Being a part of the West, once so strong, they are not supposed, and accustomed as well, to degenerate like this.
Is this true? Analysts think that Taiwan has concealed full details. Otherwise, how could have Chinese mainland's diplomats, who always act in a gentle manner, easily beat someone from Taiwan into a “brain concussion”?
Eradicating extremism is a huge challenge of governance for all countries. China has proactively explored feasible ways in its Xinjiang governance and generated positive outcomes. Stigmatizing China's Xinjiang governance for political purposes will not help any country tackle the problems of extremism they are facing.
After Brexit, the UK will need to seek to integrate more into globalization, but following the US to divide ideological camps and viewing the world from a Cold War perspective does not help. The UK will only be regarded as a pawn and will completely lose its diplomatic independence.
The vote result in the UNHRC reflects the UN organization's diversity, inclusiveness, and support for multilateralism. The world doesn't need a monopoly, although the US wants to have the final say on everything, and it wants the world to operate under its will. That didn't happen in the past, and will not be possible in the future.
If there is any way that could explain the virus surge in the continent, it would be that European countries have not learned the lessons from the last outbreak.
In terms of China's sovereignty, India is not free. China won't allow other countries to break its bottom line, and this has nothing to do with democracy or freedom.
Developing deep ties with the current US is tantamount to playing with fire – it comes at a price for New Delhi.
In the face of China's eye-catching economic figures, Western society has developed a strong sour-grape mentality, hoping to discredit China by all means. Only China's sufferings make some Westerners feel relieved. However, such self-deception is tantamount to drinking poison to quench one's thirst. The West's unfavorable views of China will not hurt the country's development, while hostility toward China will not help the West get the pandemic under control, either.
A new Pew Research Center survey shows views of China have grown more negative in recent years in some Western countries. Negative views of China increased most in Australia and in other countries, including the UK and the US, with the number of people who view China in a negative light increasing rapidly.
China and the US should seek to cooperatively handle the global pandemic. It would benefit both the US, as it still struggles with the pandemic, as well as the rest of the world. It would be sad if some US politicians refuse to accept this common-sense approach due to their shortsightedness.
China has long been criticized as violating “freedom of speech” by Western countries. China follows socialist path with Chinese characteristics but it has never banned private sectors. Just the opposite, socialism with Chinese characteristics includes a socialist market economy, which fully absorbs the rational factors of capitalism to serve socialism. The Chinese mainland also hopes that Hong Kong will maintain its social culture based on the capitalist system. Now, who is violating “freedom of speech?”
The crises confronting the US are not accidental, but the result of the growing disorder in the US political system. Americans, who used to believe they were the chosen ones to promote democratic values to the world, are becoming merely helpless voters today.
Facing various domestic problems and the embarrassing epidemic situation, the US is like a country entering its twilight years. Can the US be great again?
What are the basic elements of people's livelihoods? They're usually considered to be clothing, food, residence and transportation. But I think expression must also be added in. Why? Because speech is a unique talent of human beings. It's a way to communicate and relieve oneself from stress. Thoroughly expressing oneself can help people obtain spiritual pleasure and comfort. If people can be heard, responded to and recognized, they will be in good spirits. In contrast, they will be depressed should no one pay attention to what they say or should their remarks be dismissed, no matter how well-off they are.
To confront China, India is playing with fire. In the long run, the arguments that lack strategist vision will only jeopardize India's efforts to pursue major power status.
The West is not qualified to accuse China of its governance in ethnic minority autonomous regions such as Xinjiang and Tibet. On the contrary, the West should learn from China's governance methods.