Politico reported that the Pentagon is making preliminary plans for new house speaker Kevin McCarthy's travel schedule, including a possible trip to the island of Taiwan this spring. That US media reveals the military was making security preparations for McCarthy's Taiwan visit can be seen as the first move of the public opinion war ahead of the visit.
As West, mired in energy crisis, is loosening efforts to deliver carbon pledge, China's sticking to realizing its carbon goal once again reveals that it's a leading force in climate change. This is a prominent embodiment of China's intl responsibility.
China's status as one of the most populous countries in the world will not change. A slight decline in population will not lead to the stagnation of China's GDP growth or becomes a stumbling block to surpass US economy.
It is ridiculous that Stoltenberg thinks he can speak on behalf of the West. In fact, he can only represent NATO and the US – or, in other words, a destructive force in the West that keeps creating conflicts.
US politicians use document scandals as tool to retaliate against political opponents. Justice, fairness, and the rule of law are worthless in US politics, but political interests are above everything else. How bottomless US politics is.
Japan is increasingly trying to justify its ongoing militarization under the pretext of the so-called external threats. Looking around the region, it is Japan that is pushing the regional situation closer to the edge of danger, following the US strategy closely. Tokyo's move deserves much vigilance. If it continues to act as a pawn of the US in the Asia-Pacific region to stir up trouble here, Japan must be wary of becoming a victim itself of the US or even the Ukraine of East Asia.
We should not worry if the UK-Japan RAA will lead to similar moves of defense cooperation from other US allies.
NATO, which long lost the cause of existence, is sparing no effort to prolong its life. It is deliberately creating enemies, when it could have no enemy at all. But the EU could avoid being taken hostage by the military organization, or ending up as a US pet.
No matter how Washington hypes up the “Chinese military threat” theory or plays down Beijing's military capabilities, China needs to firmly adhere to its strategy of strengthening the military and improving the fusion of military mechanization, informatization and intelligentization. At the same time, the mainland also needs to prepare for the military struggle in the Straits in a normalized and targeted manner. Ultimately, the US will have to deal with a well-prepared Chinese mainland, and its projected “pyrrhic victory” may even become a Waterloo.
During the past days, a growing number of US politicians and media outlets have been making shrill "warnings" about the epidemic in China, pretending to be worried about the spread of COVID in a big way, and about how global economy would be hit by the wave from China. If they do care about it, why don't Pfizer drop some pursuit of the profit, and cooperate with China with a little more sincerity?
Superficially, the crisis of the House speakership is due to some radical conservative lawmakers of the GOP being dissatisfied with McCarthy, but in essence, it is Washington's deepened political polarization.
The West is pretty confused in how to deal with China.
It may be a chance for the US to realize what it did in the past equals shooting itself in the foot. If the US truly wants to enjoy China's travel dividends, it should show a welcoming gesture to China's optimized pandemic response and the incoming Chinese tourists.
As time goes by, it will only become more and more difficult for the US to play the Taiwan card to suppress China and for the DPP authorities to seek independence by colluding with foreign forces.
It is worth noting that even the CNN report said that there is no evidence that the "national security risk" those US politicians worry about has actually occurred. Rather, what we see is the US manipulating and infiltrating into the opinion of other countries and even its own. Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that all social media platforms work with the US government to censor content. As the US shifts the blame on China, it clearly shows the US lacks self-confidence in the face of China's rise.
Western media outlets and elites are only accusing China to make themselves feel better. The
As Serbia maintains close ties with both Russia and China, two of Washington's top rivals, Serbia has long been a thorn of the US.
Both Moscow and Kiev need to show a peaceful gesture and sincerity in realizing peace. But judging from the current situation, the two sides lack a consensus about peace, which dims the hope for a cease-fire.
Some US & Western media use the epidemic as an anti-China tool. Anything China does in this regard will be criticized. China's society is very resilient and it is not easy to mess up China. Their ulterior motives will turn to be wishful thinking.
Recently, almost all annual US' NDAA contains content on Taiwan, exposing US defense budget is far from being used for its defense, but interfering in internal affairs of other countries. US defense policy is offensive, not defensive.
Some US officials have sinister intentions – setting the tempo, manipulating situations and making wave in the South China Sea region – so that they can fish in these troubled waters and achieve their geopolitical goals.
The West now faces many deep-seated crises, be they economic, social or political. As divisions between classes widen and become more polarized, Western societies often find themselves struggling to form a consensus.
Despite Price's rhetoric, the world will see which side has been the problem. If Price does cares about the world economy, he should have advised the White House to restrain itself when disrupting global supply chains and provoking conflicts and even wars.
While Britain is going downhill, some of its politicians are still irresponsibly stepping on the gas. If they continue to be unscrupulous on the road of inciting anti-China sentiment, will the onetime empire “on which the sun never sets” usher in darkness?
The creation of a unit focused on China by multiple departments in the US demonstrates that the US positioning of its relations with China is confrontation, instead of win-win cooperation that China has underlined. The US will go further on the road in antagonizing China.
The border disputes have long plagued China-India relations. But between the two countries, common interests far outweigh differences. The two sides should enhance cooperation rather than hinder their relations due to border disputes.
Google's refusal aims to hijack the international community with its own standards to serve some malicious political agenda for itself and even for the White House. As Google acts as an increasingly powerful weapon in the US public opinion warfare against China, the company has increasingly betrayed its original intention.
By announcing the “patient diplomacy,” the UK attempts to set its goals rather than outline them with more details. But when the country still faces chaotic domestic problems and a considerable decline, such a strategy is just all talk.
Merkel's recent confession about the Minsk agreements proves that the West is only exhausting Russia through protraction efforts. It has never really genuinely regarded Russia as a dialogue partner.
As more African nations lose trust in it, all the US can do is fill its “promises” with empty words and visions that sound grand. Whatever it will say during the US-Africa Leaders Summit is likely to be just another empty promise that no one will buy.
For a long time, Western countries have used climate change and carbon emissions as political tools. Behind the climate agenda is a set of geopolitical tools crafted by Western countries to suppress developing countries.
With the strengthening of the cooperation among the US, Australia and Japan, the US hopes to build a military triangle in the region to consolidate its dominant role and form more consensus in China-related affairs. This exposes the hazardous nature of the US-centered cliques.
Europe has always found itself torn between cooperating with China or finding faults with the second-largest economy in the world. It defines China as a “systematic rival,” but cannot get away from the fact that China is Europe's biggest source of imports.
If the coming decade should be decisive for something, it should be about smashing Washington's brutal hegemony and establishing true world equality and justice. A true international order should put the UN Charter at its core and pursue the goal of building a human community with a shared future, rather than the one based on Washington's long-arm jurisdiction.
Those who play with fire will perish by it. The politicians from certain countries who visit Taiwan to seek limelight are like political god of plague and pestilence. They bring nothing but risks and tension to Taiwan and no benefit to their own countries, and they also hijack their own countries' China policy. As the Australian MPs' Taiwan visit is under way, it has already generated negative impacts on the China-Australia relationship.
Some US elites have a shameless double standard: They condemn and even sentence those who incite violence in the US to long prison terms; but when it comes to anti-China disruptors, they spare no effort to defend them.
US' attempt to shape itself as leader of "democratic camp" through Summit for Democracy won't achieve desired effect. This is primarily because US can't prove being in same camp as US can help other countries obtain more benefits.
As long as the social and political soil remains vicious, the US will have to deal with greater extremism and violence. In that case, it should not be surprising if more countries will upgrade their warnings about traveling to the US.
When NATO officials admit Europe's difficulties in aiding Ukraine, NATO may sharply drop its aid to Ukraine. Subsequently, NATO or European countries may start negotiations with Russia, in a bid to appease the crisis and return to a normal life.
Whatever China does in its battle against COVID-19 is wrong under the prism of Western media. Those who once denounced China's strict approach to epidemic prevention and control are now hyping up the consequences of opening up.
Europe was caught in the Russia-Ukraine conflict based on US playbook. Once the Europe becomes completely dependent on the US in the field of security and policies, the EU it will only confront a much bigger threat.
Regardless of the possibility of a visit to Taiwan island by McCarthy, the priority for China is to fulfill its own tasks well. It must keep boosting national strength so that the US will learn to think twice before crossing China's lines. And China should keep its own pace in dealing with the Taiwan question. In this major power game, as the US fights in its own way, China can also fight in its own way.
The recent attitude of some European leaders should become a wake-up call to the broader Europe. In an era full of uncertainties and challenges, the EU needs more rationality to work with China as partners for the benefit of each other, Eurasia and the whole world.
Only when the entire US reaches a new consensus, realizing that US' problems do not lie in China, but the US itself, can the US make fundamental changes on its China policy. Until that day comes, what Summers proposed will not take place.
Smearing China's epidemic control policies exposes the West's long-standing prejudice and hostility toward China as well as their fear when they face China's institutional advantages and the effective procedures to control the epidemic.
The "Taiwan card" is what the US likes to play. But this game is even more dangerous to the UK. Under
The growing division between the US and its allies will be the trend. Especially when President Joe Biden is to solidify them to fight against China, it is actually taking the initiative to disintegrate this alliance system.
If Tokyo continues with its anti-China strategy, especially if it voluntarily acts as Washington's pawn, in the end, it will only hurt itself.
Those who were once glorious can one day become a laughingstock. This is a fun part of history. Maybe the US should ponder this: If it keeps sticking to the wrong path without carrying out structural reforms, will its system be ended by history one day?
Today, US democracy is to pick a less rotten apple among two baskets of rotten ones. Ironically, US political elites are still attempting to export such a system, which will expose themselves to ridicule among increasing number of countries.
The US initiated the crisis in order to weaken Russia, not to actually get involved in it, not to mention a nuclear one. The US is self-contradictory when it is worried about nuclear war but at the same time promoting nuclear proliferation.
In Washington's anti-China choir, Canada not only sings along to US' tune, it sometimes even sings one pitch higher than the US in terms of containing China. But to engage in such a dangerous game, Canada is risking drawing fire to itself.
The US does not want to see the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine end soon. For Russia, Ukraine, as well as Europe, the longer the crisis, the more detrimental for them; while for Washington, the longer the conflict, the more favorable position it will be in.
The change in the ecology of the US public opinion and the influence brought about by Musk is one of the ways to resolve the current divisions in American politics and the deadlock between the elites and the public. The results of such efforts will largely be revealed in the next series of elections.
Thomas L. Friedman's recent NYT opinion piece has a strongly whiny tone. If he wants to find the culprit for the deterioration of China-US relations, shouldn't he just ask White House officials and his country's political elites?
The UK is now in a mess at home. Playing tricks on the Confucius Institutes is not a good idea for Sunak. Britain cannot achieve economic recovery without sound ties with China.
With friends like the US, who needs enemies? To realize its own geopolitical goals, the US is never shy to sacrifice its allies.
Japan needs to keep prudent in deciding whether it is worth to join AUKUS. According to Song, since the end of World War II, Japan has always been exploited by the US, with a large number of US troops stationing on its territory, and the cases of US military there bullying the local Japanese are widely seen. If Japan joins AUKUS, the US will use it as a front-line military base against China and Russia. The US will not hesitate to sacrifice Japan's interests in a bid to safeguard its homeland security and defend its hegemony.
The US' potential policy change toward Ukraine after the midterm election once again proves it is an unreliable ally for Europe. If US does heavily reduce its support to Ukraine, Europe will suffer much less.
When the voices of pragmatism and rationality are suppressed, it is impossible for the US to play a fair role in the Russia-Ukraine issue and assume the responsibilities it should have.
Australia's reputation for human rights went bankrupt when its soldiers reportedly killed Afghan civilians. Australia keeps away from "values" when it is its turn.
Frequent changes of governments or prime ministers are futile in addressing Britain's problems. And such practice will trigger even more problems.
Existing loopholes in US electoral or democratic system require political and legal reforms, but there seems to be little momentum to achieving so. The prospect of US-style democracy is dim.
While China celebrates its achievement in safeguarding its people's safety, the US is facing severe chaos in its human rights situation.
Washington has to realize that “decoupling” from China should not be part of the game it plays. To treat relations with China rationally means more stability for the world, and to do so or not – the ball is now in Washington's court.
Policy adjustment is supposed to be based on a country's or a group's own interests. Where do the EU's interests lie? In Europe, in the EU's member states.
The slander of the West won't prevent China from working hard to do its own thing well. China will better balance the two sides of its approach – both dynamic and zero-COVID.
If Western elites fail to recognize the urgency of addressing poverty, it is afraid more poor people with the loss of dignity will be found in the West.
Japan is clearly following in the footsteps of the US and the UK. "Japan has a clear speculative mentality. It hopes to increase its influence and leadership in Asia by assisting the US in containing China," Sun said. However, experts say that the international community will only remember Japan as "America's accomplice."
The war will be prolonged and enlarged in the foreseeable future, as it is growingly difficult to catch sight of diplomatic and political solution. The Russia- Ukraine conflict is fundamentally determined by the contradiction between Russia and the US. If the structural contradiction between them remains unchanged, the mutually uncompromising hostility will continue. There won't be the lowest ebb in the tension, but only a lower ebb.
The intelligence network created by the US and the UK is the source of evil in the world and the biggest threat to global security.
An ally should be dependable. Unfortunately, a US that keeps stirring up tension is not a qualified one. Biden's “Armageddon” comment not only met with Russian refutation, but also made some allies dissatisfied. “We must speak with prudence when commenting on such matters,” Macron said on Saturday, adding, “I have always refused to engage in political fiction, and especially when speaking of nuclear weapons.”
While the weather is getting colder, dangers are getting closer to Europe and the US. The upcoming winter will truly put Western governance to the test. Hopefully, Christmas miracles will not be needed to help the West survive this winter amid possible new COVID-19 outbreaks and more crises to come.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced Friday local time he would pursue fast-track NATO membership, yet the application failed to draw enthusiasm from the US. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan articulated that it was “not the right time” for Ukraine's admission to the alliance and the application “should be taken up at a different time.” His underlying message was: The US does not need Ukraine as a NATO member, but needs Ukraine, rather than the whole of NATO, to fight against Russia.
When the military conflict between Moscow and Kiev broke out, many Europeans believed that it's them plus Americans against the Russians. But reality has proven them wrong: Europe is also a piece of meat on Washington's chopping block.
Truss' governance performance is barely satisfactory. She lacks an independent mind in both governance and diplomacy, which can be illustrated by imitating Thatcher in economy and closely following the US in diplomacy.
Regardless of how the US and Western public opinion may hype it as a security and political event, Russia's move is a humanitarian act to ensure the legitimate rights of a dissident in the eyes of US government and to guarantee that Snowden is not persecuted by US authoritarian behavior.
What Truss must understand is that the UK is welcome to seek opportunities for economic development in the Indo-Pacific region. But if the country intends to play politics and create chaos, it will only face significant failure soon.
Since the reactivation of the Quad, several summits at different levels have been held. But no matter what kind of cooperation, the momentum of quadrilateral cooperation sounds huge, while few projects are actually implemented.
Regional countries in the South Pacific are not satisfied with the US for trying to turn the region into an anti-China battlefield, and it is of no significance to promote a strategy to counter China there.
This kind of hype by Truss and Kishida is not of any significance. The result of the joint efforts by Japan and the UK in dealing with China will be totally different from that of 120 years ago.
For the US, a military confrontation with China is not something to be taken lightly. Biden can make a "slip of the tongue" several times, but he does not dare to make a "slip of the heart."
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has always paid great attention to the Afghan issue.
The latest stunts staged by the two political parties in the US have reached a new low, as the midterm elections are approaching. The subject this time is migrants.
If more far-right parties gain evident political influence and play a vital role in their government, it will severely hit US' relations with Europe, and Europe will become more suspicious of the US.
With so many negative AUKUS assets on its shoulders, ranging from self-interests to world security, if the current Australian administration is wise, it should start thinking of how to lead Australia out of this trap, dug by its predecessor, instead of plunging deeper.
Although the US and Western leaders often talk about assisting Africa, there is no movement when it comes to real actions.
FT's such one-sided claim will not affect China's attractiveness among developing countries.
Amid China and India's joint efforts to promote the cooling of border tension since the outbreak of the 2020 Galwan Valley border clash, Thursday witnessed a positive development. The Chinese and Indian troops in the area of Jianan Daban have begun to disengage in a coordinated and planned way, according to the consensus reached in the 16th Round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting held in July, China's Ministry of National Defense said in a statement on Friday.
This is the US. On the outside, it is still a highly developed country. But on the inside, parts of the US look like Somalia.
The post-Johnson Britain is now on the shoulders of Truss. Where is the UK headed under her leadership? Not many observers are optimistic. Some even say it would be an overestimation of Truss if viewing her moves from the perspective of political calculations.
Mahathir's statement reflects the mainstream public opinion in regional countries.
To advance the China-Japan relationship, Japan must return to the original intention of the normalization of diplomatic ties with China.
Under the people-oriented and people-centered COVID-19 approach, China takes the health and well-being of people as the starting point for its policies, while the US gives priority to special interest groups, which is a US governance tragedy.
“Free and open Indo-Pacific” has become one of the favorite clichés Washington would like to use in recent years.
The US is concerned about India's plans to participate in the joint military exercises with Russia, the White House said on Tuesday. Such kind of "concerns" is entirely triggered by US' hegemonic mentality, in line with the manner in which Washington has performed in the international community. And it demonstrates to the world the US attempts to rope in India are far away from being successful.
Despite denial from the White House over reports that it ordered personnel to evacuate from Baghdad, capital of Iraq, video clips and pictures which appear to show US Embassy employees in Baghdad being evacuated by a military helicopter still went viral on the internet. Some netizens say that after “Saigon moment” and “Kabul moment,” the US military seems to be facing a new defining moment – “Baghdad moment.”
A recent article by Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong has touched New Delhi on its sore spot. The reaction of the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka to Qi's article once again shows India's sense of insecurity in the face of the growing ties between China and other South Asian countries.
Japan's strategic priorities have been given to global competition for resources and overseas aid efforts, rather than its neighboring environmental security. Japan has clearly made the wrong choice.
As the GEC report proves, the US will certainly continue to step up the smearing of China on Xinjiang-related issues. On the one hand, it would continue to create more barriers for China to speak out. On the other hand, we should not be surprised if it increases the usage of the measures it has accused China of in the report to manipulate global opinion on Xinjiang. Nevertheless, China is ready to make counterattacks and expose the lies from the West one by one. The play has just begun.