The involvement of the US in the South China Sea using the Philippines is complicating the peaceful settlement of disputes.
The US and UK "must be held accountable for the conduct and what is happening within Gaza," said Wikus van Rensburg (Rensburg), a South African attorney leading a group of nearly 50 lawyers in a class-action lawsuit against the two countries for their complicity in Israel's actions in Gaza. In an interview with Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen on her I-Talk show, Rensburg talked about his plan. Despite the challenges ahead, he remains positive.
Australia has changed its military posture from defending our mainland and smaller South Pacific neighbors to a forward thrust into north Asia to help the US strike China at close range in the event of war. I think this change in mentality and posture is provocative, dangerous, and unnecessary.
China could be a rival, could be a competitor, but ''enemy'' is not the correct word to describe China.
That's what the icebreaking spirit is – creating a better opportunity for peaceful coexistence so that people can grow and develop together.
Lessons for the Philippines – As the US collapses it will extract what it can from its most faithful vassals and throw more proxies into the fire.
I'm a big believer in the future of the China-US relationship, and even now, despite the challenges, it's going to change. Everyone always talks about the differences between the US and China. But in fact, the similarities are far more interesting and far more comprehensive than people understand.
This vitality is manifested in the great leaps China has made in developing innovations in various fields such as hypersonics, underwater drones, finance, artificial intelligence, space technologies and biotechnology.
The label of the "China threat" is itself an effort by the US to undermine China and sustain US dominance in the world. Joseph Solis-Mullen (Solis-Mullen), a political scientist and economist at the Libertarian Institute, recently published a book titled The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger to debunk the myth of this fabricated theory.
In 2023, the world witnessed significant changes and turbulence. As we have entered 2024, we conducted in-depth interviews with leading strategists from various countries and regions to gather their perspectives on the prominent global issues of 2023 and China's role in addressing them as well as their expectations for China in 2024.
The global challenges we face today impose an urgent need for a new paradigm of global governance beyond just optimizing the self-interests of nation-states. China's three global initiatives are its answers to the world that is now at the crossroad of history.
Western countries will say, "We are sorry for the exploitation that took place during slavery." Then they will say that it was there, and it was not them.
Australians accept the world that is dominated and managed by the US, rather than coming to terms with our own region.
If the EU blindly pursues "de-risking" and "reducing dependency" on China, it would be akin to shooting itself in the foot, inevitably paying the price for actions that go against economic laws, the Chinese envoy to the EU said in commenting on recent anti-subsidy probe into Chinese electric vehicles in Europe.
People are beautiful, Chinese people are beautiful, American people are beautiful. We've got to stop power from driving wars. The people need peace.
The wisest stand for Argentina, in terms of foreign policy positioning, is not to take sides in the China-US competition.
Those who are concerned about Vietnam becoming a pawn in US strategy do not fully understand Vietnam's independent foreign policy or the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China.
The comradeship in the concept of a "comrades-plus-brothers friendship" between China and Vietnam embodies the "party ties" of the bilateral relationship, while the term "brothers" in the current context signifies a mutual determination to draw each other closer amid a world marked by divisions and excessive polarizations.
If we look at the year 2023, we can see that China was not only very active, but also very successful.
Carola Ramon (Ramon), an Argentine economist and vice president of the Argentine Council for International Relations shared her views with Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Zixuan, as well as her expectations for China-Argentina relations.
I believe that too many in American public life are driven by ignorance, xenophobia and a psychologically rooted fear. They imagine that an omnipotent US military will protect them. In fact, I believe that the overemphasis on military power is making the US less secure, not more secure.
The Understanding China Conference was held in Guangzhou from Friday to Sunday. During the conference, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter, in which he stated “to understand China, the key lies in understanding Chinese modernization.” Through the lens of participating foreign pundits, we examine the connotation and significance of Chinese modernization.
We need to cooperate and talk to each other, even if we have geopolitical and political differences. Maintaining an open humanitarian channel for continuous dialogue on climate-related disasters is very important.
Sergi Vicente (Vicente) was formerly a correspondent in China and is currently the director of Beteve in Spain. His 12 years of experience working and living in China let him witness the real scenes of China's rapid development through reform and opening-up.
If China and the US announce a return to cooperation, not only APEC countries but the entire world will breathe a huge sigh of relief.
If a country says it champions human rights, it should, above all, respect human rights. However, the UK and the US did not respect the lives of the Chagossians.
Australia is struggling to resolve this contradiction - how does Australia become a proper member of the Asian community, rather than just a representative of great Western powers?
If we are talking about China-US rivalry in the region, I think the Philippines is the place where it is happening the most. However, I hope the Philippines can be in the place where Indonesia is now, because we have a very strong relationship with China, while we also have good relations with the US: former Indonesian deputy FM
In the short term, I believe the US wants bilateral relations with China to stabilize, perhaps even to improve a little bit. But in the longer term, China-US relations will remain tense and difficult.
"China has taken increasingly active approaches to addressing global and regional security challenges and risks," said Kim Chang-su
When the US can no longer persist on this path, it will compromise.
It is a mistake to divide the world into “two camps” again, and China and the US should build a more interdependent relationship, Joseph Nye, former dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
There is a need to address the contaminated water issue through various channels, including civil society and academia, along with criticism at the government level. In the future, I hope to address the contaminated water issue together with Chinese civil society.
Vito Petrocelli, former head of the Italian Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and President of the Istituto Italia BRICS, attended the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing on October 17 and 18. In an interview with Global Times reporter Wang Wenwen, Petrocelli shared his feelings of being present at the forum, and Italy's stakes in participating in this initiative.
The relations between Russia and China are a paragon of interstate cooperation between major powers in the 21st century.
Hungary was one of the very first countries to join the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó (Szijjártó) came to Beijing to attend the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
The BRI will in the next decade become the world's most important vehicle for green energy and green transport.
The US policy toward China has undergone drastic changes in recent years. The previous "engagement" policy attempted to bring China into the international system dominated by the US; but now the US is pursuing "strategic competition" to contain and check China.
The China-Laos BRI cooperation has become a successful example of countries and regions participating in the initiative.
China was successfully reelected as a member of the Human Rights Council on October 10 at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly for the term 2024 to 2026.
Australia will vote in a historic referendum, the Voice, on Saturday that will decide the fate of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who have never been recognized as the country's first inhabitants in its constitution.
China and France, as two old civilizations with a lengthy history, could set an example for the rest of the globe. "The world is currently facing many challenges, and finding solutions requires China and France to play an exemplary role.
Serbia, a country from Eastern and Central Europe, is one of the most positive examples of cooperation under the BRI framework. In an interview with Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen, Katarina Zakic (Zakic), head of the Regional Center "Belt and Road" in Belgrade, the Institute of International Politics and Economics, shared her views why Serbia is distinct.
The commencement of the second phase of dumping nuclear-contaminated wastewater from Fukushima is scheduled for October 5. Despite widespread opposition both domestically and internationally, Japan has insisted on its dumping plan.What could countries do during the planned discharge of nuclear-contaminated water during the next 30-40 years? Einar Tangen (Tangen), a senior fellow of the Beijing-based think tank Taihe Institute, founder and chairman of China Cities Bluebook Consulting and former chairman of the State of Wisconsin's International Trade Council, shared his insights with Global Times (GT) reporter Li Aixin.
Japan's LDP administration is apparently exploiting anti-China sentiment in order to divert public attention from the environmental focus of the radioactive discharge issue. It is a great shame that it has become a new addition to the already growing racism and exclusionism in the country.
Whether these initiatives will materialize and gain genuine support remains to be seen, and there is considerable skepticism among potential beneficiaries.
“I hope British and Europeans can… at least having more respect for Chinese values, Chinese culture and Chinese identity.”
The BRI has been successful because its core values are inclusiveness and win-win development.
The key for change is for the US to give up its idea that it should be a hegemonic power. You're not going to see that coming from Washington elites. This would have to come from the American public, the voters.
All the countries of Central Asia, including Kazakhstan, look at the BRI as a very attractive, very welcome opportunity to resolve very difficult issues.
Japan, in an irresponsible manner, has started to dump its nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean, despite the environmental impact this will have on the ocean and strong oppositions from countries in the Pacific region. This is the first installment of the series.
As the dialogue between China and the US at the governmental level resumes, an enhanced Track II diplomacy, including the conversation between Chinese and US scholars
While the West's constant slanders of China intensify, it seems that the misunderstanding of China has gradually taken over Western society.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Through the lens of foreign pundits, we take a look at 10 years of the BRI - how it achieves win-win cooperation between China and countries along the Belt and Road and how it has given the people of these countries a sense of fulfillment.
After the announcement that Argentina is to become a new BRICS member, Argentina's Ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja told the Global Times on Thursday that the country thanks China and the other BRICS countries for their support in the process.
China does not seek to show that there are bad Western ones and good Chinese ones. China seeks to analyze the intellectual heritage of the West, to adopt what it considers appropriate for itself.
Whether the global economy can achieve recovery has become a hot topic of discussion in recent times. Along with this discussion, the growth prospects of the Chinese economy have become a global focus of attention. What potential does the Chinese economy hold for growth? Can it overcome short-term challenges and achieve long-term sustainable development? With these questions in mind, Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) recently interviewed Yukon Huang (Huang), a senior fellow with the Asia Program, formerly the World Bank's China country director.
If you're a developing country and all you get are speeches from America, and what you're getting from China is real infrastructure building, over time, you've got to tilt increasingly toward China's position.
Risking cooperation with China would be an ill-advised decision for the EU.
People are genuinely concerned that behind the façade of "deterrence," the US is actually preparing for another military intervention.
The refugee issue, as well as other aspects of the Ukraine crisis, has bolstered cooperation between the US and its allies in the first moment, but over time, the US faces two risks: strained and unbalanced relations with allies and a deepening divide between isolationists and interventionists within the US itself.
I think we're drifting toward a cold war, and it's basically US-driven.
When people become more realistic about the fact that China is not a threat, and in China, the US is not a threat, that makes the conditions for cooperation improve, but how quickly that happens is hard to tell.
Many people around the world, after witnessing China's influence and understanding its foreign policy and attitude, hope to see China play an active role in international issues. China, Iran and the majority of nations have interests in a multilateral setting.
Functionally, Australia is becoming a key base for a forward posture of US forces. Washington is effectively controlling Australian military forces and projecting them into Asia-Pacific.
This approach of simply dumping material, which will spread freely with ocean currents and organisms, like fish, birds and sea mammals... is essentially out of mind and out of the jurisdiction of those responsible. It is a really antiquated, inappropriate and colonial response to waste management.
De-risking from China is, to a great extent, driven by the most pro-US forces in the UK. That's undermining the idea of a Global Britain.
As Chomsky says, the US would much rather focus on China and mobilize against a new enemy than develop strategies more attuned both to today's emerging power realities - and existential threats.
For us, the BRI is attractive compared to previous countries because it is not just about talking.
American century is over, and the Asian century is coming. I'm definitely optimistic for the new CIA, which stands for China, India and ASEAN, which I think will be the fastest growing economies over the next decade or so, Singaporean scholar and former diplomat Kishore Mahbubani told GT.
Drug abuse is a chronic problem in the US. From August 2021 to August 2022, drug overdoses claimed more than 100,000 lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The BRI is the key that - as opposed to the zero-sum game - opens a fair and equitable way to benefit the participating parties.
China's influence in global affairs is growing constantly; the country is shaping its image in the world and opening up its ideas on how it sees the world of tomorrow.
Dubbed as one of the hubs for both the maritime and land routes of the BRI, Southeast Asia is anticipated to have more infrastructure development, notably the rail connectivity, under the BRI framework in years to come.
The world is currently experiencing a global food crisis. China has repeatedly stressed the strategic importance of safeguarding the country's food security.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Through the lens of foreign pundits, we take a look at 10 years of the BRI
In our experience, China has never asked us to engage in security arrangements, so we have no concerns about it. We are always in the very strong economic and people-to-people relationship between our two countries.
China-South Korea relations are experiencing a downward trend recently as Seoul instigated a series of diplomatic disputes and displayed toughness toward China.
The best way to make good and better relations for cooperation between Italy and China and to catch the tide of the BRI is to fix a clear strategy based on our views.
When you speak about China, it is really amazing how people react. Even if I didn't attack anyone, I only express my ideas, the ideas seem to be really sensitive for others. It's quite contradictory to the so-called freedom of expression of the West.
I do not want to see American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines maimed and killed in a war fighting for a cause that the US will ultimately abandon, as what happened in Vietnam and other conflicts.
When you have compelling arguments and explain things in a way that's rational, you can go beyond ideology and make people realize that, actually, there are really some merits in the Chinese system.
As a member of Five Eyes Alliance, New Zealand's attitude toward China is clearly different from other member countries amid China-US tensions. What makes the difference? How the people in the New Zealand have been affected by the tensions?
The West fails repeatedly in using Russia's internal opposition to the government. The patriotic opposition will not go against the state and the people
In the absence of close cooperation with China, Germany will risk facing self-isolation and industrial decline in addition to major social upheavals.
International environmental organizations ban the dumping of radioactive waste to the oceans, including high-level and low-level radioactive wastes. Humanity cannot afford to aggravate the toxification of the planet.
Governor of the US state of Montana Greg Gianforte?signed a bill last month to ban TikTok, making Montana the first state to ban the popular social media app.
The so-called US leadership in the Indo-Pacific region has lost integrity and credibility precisely because Asians know that the pivot to Asia strategy of the US is a foreign policy with the ultimate goal of only promoting US interests.
Whistle-blowers are patriots. I am speaking specifically about national security. It's those people who break the laws, in my view, who are the traitors.
It is in both countries' interests, and the world's interest, for China and the US to have a win-win relationship rather than a lose-lose relationship while being assured that the other won't or can't inflict unacceptable harm on the other.
As Japan is preparing to dump more than a million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean in summer this year, Pacific Island Countries are pushing back against Japan's plan.
Anti-China narratives start in the US. Australia follows. Vilification can be used as a means to manufacture consent for war, to create hatred and make the opponent evil. Australia does not seem to learn that war does not serve us.
I believe that by increasing our cooperation, and making it as strong as it can be, we are going to be helping China and helping others. So I believe there is a great opportunity in front of us. It is up to us, China and to the IAEA to seize it.
The US is provoking South Korea as a proxy or a pretext to escalate against China. Essentially, the key point is that South Korea does not have strategic independence.
Why are China-Central Asia relations enhancing? What is the basis of this development?
What harm will it cause to the Pacific island countries and local residents if the contaminated water is discharged into the Pacific Ocean by Japan? What efforts has the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) made to stop Japan?
As China-US tensions have boiled over the island of Taiwan and the Ukraine crisis, Southeast Asia has kept proactive diplomacy. Global Times (GT) reporters Wang Wenwen and Bai Yunyi talked to Mahathir bin Mohamad (Mahathir), former prime minister of Malaysia, about his views on China-US relations and the global impact of the Ukraine crisis. Mahathir, who is vocal against the West, has kept a very particular place in Malaysia's history and been an influential senior statesman in Southeast Asia. He has constantly spoken up about China-US relations.
When the European countries discuss about how to view and co-exist with China in a rational manner, there are also voices of opposition under the influence of the US.
Japan's plan to dump into the ocean has been strongly condemned by the international community. Nonetheless, Tokyo is still going its own way and speeding up the plan to make the rest of the world pay for it. What would be the global impact of Japan dumping nuclear-contaminated wastewater? Does Japan's move violate the law and infringe on the rights of relevant countries? Global Times (GT) reporter Liu Zixuan talked with Karly Burch (Burch), a sociology lecturer from the University of Auckland, who has been studying the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster for the past 12 years, over these issues.
China does not pose an existential threat to the US, the real existential danger is "if we blunder into war," Joseph S. Nye Jr., former dean of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government who coined the term "soft power," said during the release of his new book, Soft Power and Great-Power Competition: Shifting Sands in the Balance of Power Between the United States and China, on Friday, hosted by Beijing-based think tank Center for China and Globalization (CCG). During the book release, Wang Huiyao, CCG founder and president, had a dialogue with Nye, in which Wang raised questions on behalf of Global Times. This is an excerpt of the dialogue.