The core demand of the PVV is to hold a nationwide referendum on the Netherlands' EU withdrawal. The victory of the far-right political party in this election serves as a strong demonstration effect for upcoming elections in other Central European countries.
The reasons for this is the unwillingness of the US-led West to recognize the changed reality and accept the multipolar world model.
For fiercely competitive Chinese internet companies, those who will become the first to solve the issue of foreign language support may make the most of opportunities in China's high-level opening-up.
When the damaging policies continued and the economic pain became more and more obvious, the economic ruling elites in the US and Australia let their views be known: articulating very clearly for the ears of government leaders. Enough is enough, they said. Change policy or you are out.
Africa's economic growth and development path is entering new ground as issues that have held the continent back took center stage during the Conference on the G20 Compact with Africa 2023 held in Germany on Monday.
Looking back at the ten years since the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, what the international community truly needs is dialogue and inclusiveness, not pointing fingers.
On Monday, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese accused the Chinese PLA navy of "dangerous, unsafe and unprofessional" conduct. Australia said that China's navy used sonar in an incident in "international waters" that resulted in Australian divers "suffering injuries."
During the recent summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden in San Francisco, the two leaders exchanged in-depth views on various topics. One such topic was the Taiwan question that concerns the Chinese people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits.
Will the newly elected president, Javier Milei, known as "Argentina's Trump," stop his country's engagement with China? I want to say that it is a fantasy. Many "grand promises" in Western-style elections should not be taken seriously.
When the truth finally emerged about the two Michaels affair, three things happened. The first was that Canada was exposed as having lied about it, consistently, and for years.
The 2023 China-Africa Deans of Education Forum was held in Beijing on November 15.
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.
While Westover changed herself as an individual through education, Principal Zhang Guimei, the protagonist in Beyond the Clouds, has changed the lives of many rural girls through education.
China has the ability to continue to promote the BRI and safeguard the interests of participating countries, contrary to what the West, particularly the US, claims to be a "debt trap."
More than 150 officials, political party leaders and scholars from 18 countries in Southeast and South Asia had an open dialogue in the city of Kunming in Southwest China's border province of Yunnan recently.
The assassination of president John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963 unleashed an era of violence in American politics, which culminated five years later with the killing of his brother.
There has been a shift in the West's relations with China at large, driven in part by the US.
The recent China-US summit attracted worldwide attention as the China-US relationship is not only one of the most important bilateral relationships but also of great significance for the world.
Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu said at his inauguration on Friday that he will ensure there will be no foreign military presence on the country's soil.
Currently, geopolitical tensions and confrontations are driving the world into a period of turbulent transformation.
The recent meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden in San Francisco was their first meeting in one year. It was also Xi's first visit to the US in six years.
The China-US relationship was, in my view, relatively positive until COVID-19 hit the US and former president Donald Trump made a tactical decision to pivot away from his poor handling of COVID-19 and distract everybody by focusing on China as the "enemy."
China is an active participant in the global fight against climate change and a firm supporter of humanitarian relief.
It is gratifying if the relations between the two East Asian neighboring countries will really be reconciled completely. But there is a fear that Seoul seems to have a romanticized illusion about Tokyo.
What is the relationship between Ursula von der Leyen's advocates and the EU's pursuit of its China policy in terms of its "surface" and "essence"?
US President Joe Biden likes baseball, and that means he knows that when a batter gets his pitch – the ball can be hit a long way – he shouldn't miss.
The President's decision to allow the US to have use of Philippine military bases is very dangerous because it could drag the Philippines into an armed conflict where we have no national interest to espouse, says former Philippine presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.
Today and in the future, China's approach toward Japan needs to have a new dimension, one that serves China's current and future national interests.
The popularity of Tanghulu in South Korea is not just a "note" in the rhythm of trends, but also has deeper social background, which also gives us some inspiration.
In order to maximize the satisfaction of the economic and social development demands of its people, the Muizzu government will likely strive to maintain equidistant diplomacy among major countries, which will create opportunities for the stable and positive development of China-Maldives relations.
It is worth noting that the meeting created a positive atmosphere, which is of special significance at a time when mutual suspicion deepens in China-US relations and people-to-people exchanges wane.
We are seeing a turning point in China-US ties. Whether the relations will move toward normalization and improvement or toward further deterioration will have a significant impact on global peace and development.
When observing a development path, it is important to consider who is guiding and governing, but more importantly, whether it can lead impoverished people to prosperity and benefit the general population.
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.
David Cameron's appointment as Britain's new foreign secretary has the potential to breathe new life into the China-UK relationship which has in recent years experienced some serious setbacks.
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.
Looking ahead, the most important take away from the San Francisco meeting could be the further consolidation of ties and the ability to troubleshoot on short notice any major irritant that might arise in 2024, just as the US enters a raucous election season.
The Chinese online comments condemning Israel for its violence and injustice are not antisemitic, but anti-violence.
The practice of Japan in terms of the Fukushima nuclear plant is a very bad precedent for the future, what happened to Fukushima can happen anywhere in the world. We have to think about what is the best guideline for the future, so as to provide the good examples and make it the norm of the international community.
If the Philippines ultimately chooses to lean toward one side in the China-US competition, it is based not on national interests but on the manipulation of nationalism by various complex domestic and foreign political factors.
The meeting between Xi and Biden at the APEC meeting marks a critical juncture for the future of global stability.
Multiple bilateral talks are proving that the US knows how to explore and amplify positive factors between the two countries.
Over 70 years have passed, and the scenery of Pala Manor remains the same, but the people have changed.
The political differences between the two countries do not offer a legitimate reason for the soon-to-be absence of "panda-monium" in the US.
Since the US has continued to increase pressure on China in the past year or even longer but failed, it has sensed that China will never give in in matters of principle. As the US pushes harder, the stakes become higher. Washington already has a real need to stabilize China-US relations.
The anti-China forces in the West and the secessionist Dalai clique have infringed on both China's sovereignty and human rights. Astonishingly, they have whitewashed themselves, which are the perpetrators of human rights violations, as the so-called human rights defenders.
The US and some other Western countries, rather than taking action, point an accusing finger at China for having provided aid and assistance. This has caused displeasure among developing countries.
The US always acts in a cold war mentality and zero-sum calculation. However, people in India and the Indian government want to maintain their own independence.
In general, Xizang is considered the least developed, most backward, most remote and most unique region in China. It would seem that the central government has only made one-way investments in Xizang, with no direct returns other than the region's defense and ecological values being harnessed. However, this is not the case. A series of innovative policies that break the norm in China were first implemented in Xizang before being promoted nationwide. In this sense, Xizang's exploration has been ahead of other provinces and autonomous regions, becoming an “experimental field" for promoting and expanding China's modernization.
Despite years of turbulence and tension, China-US relations are now starting to stabilize and improve, said Stephen Orlins, President of National committee on US-China Relations in a video speech at the Symposium on Global Maritime Cooperation and Ocean Governance 2023 on November 8. "I hope president Biden and Xi will meet next week in San Francisco," he stressed.
If China's image in the past was subject to the perception others had of China, then it is now time to make up for this deficiency. By engaging in more frequent and effective communications, we can build more bridges with the world, gain more trust and achieve a better understanding.
For a country like the Philippines, actively intervening in the competition among great powers and intensifying the security conflicts with a major power while disregarding the needs of domestic economic development is no different from throwing itself into the fire.
Japan should convey the voices of all the Asian countries on the G7 platform, and make the other members in the G7 club understand and respect the real thoughts of Asia, which can actively contribute to maintaining stability and peace in the Asian region.
@washingtonpost claims that China has acquired a global network of strategically vital ports, and US and its allies are concerned about potential military implications. US operates roughly 750 military bases in 80 different countries and regions. Can anyone look at that data and not ask about the potential military implications?
Due to the constraints of the Russia-Ukraine war and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the US has fallen into strategic overstretch. In this situation, the US is still eager to increase its input in the Asia-Pacific region in an attempt to contain China. If the current approach persists, the US will only find itself stretched too thin.
Multipolarity is happening before our eyes. Rather than worrying about the changes, it is time for the EU to consider what should be done. As a supporter of multilateralism, the EU has a natural partner, China.
Does the US – the world's largest economy in nominal GDP terms – have an equivalent to the China-proposed BRI? It DOES – the Bomb and Ruin Initiative.
Only by adhering to open cooperation can China and Europe find the most realistic and reasonable way out, and China is undoubtedly the most reliable partner for Germany and Europe.
The opening of the Xinjiang Pilot Free Trade Zone is an important strategic shift for China's economy and its opening-up to other parts of the world. The ancient Silk Road will showcase its vigor and charm at this new historical point in the process of further expanding and deepening globalization, writes @dinggangchina
It can be said that the US policy toward the Pacific Islands is only a part of its strategy of containment and competition with China. In other words, if there were no China-US strategic competition, it is possible that the US president doesn't care, or would not even know, which countries are in the Pacific region.
The EU should strengthen communication and exchanges with regional countries based on the "two-state solution" within the framework of the UN and promote a just resolution of the Palestinian issue while strengthening the endogenetic power that maintains security in the Middle East.
Australia is the first US ally to make a clear change in its attitude toward China after a fierce conflict with China since the US defined China as its No.1 strategic competitor.
The US and the West in general are both blind and immune to the humanitarian crisis in Palestine. Their intentional ignorance of the severity of the spillovers would seriously undermine global security in many ways.
With its stance on Palestine, the US is once more aggressively pushing the Global South away. The US government seems to think this has the effect of tossing these nations away, exiling them into obscurity.
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?
The US is too selfish to think of the interests of other countries. Countries shouldn't hold any belief whatsoever in US commitment. Look at Afghanistan and Syria, and now Ukraine. Who will be next?
The Shanghai CIIE serves as a symbol to show that the “China Dream” for American businesses is still alive. No matter how much negativity the media narrative may push, China's size, the opportunities it offers and the success in which it reaps will continue to speak louder, which is why Washington DC circles will never convince businessmen to give it up.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will make his first visit to China in early November since taking office. Before his visit to China, Albanese also met with US President Joe Biden in Washington. What does this US-China shuttle mean for China-Australia relations? What has been in the impact of a rocky few years for China-Australia ties? And what are the most important reasons behind improving relations? Andrew Robb (Robb), Australia's former minister for trade, investment and tourism, shared his views on these questions as well as the influence of US factors on Australia's China policy in an interview with Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Zixuan.
The most important thing in the struggle against the US is to figure out where the main battlefield is so that the US elites' attempt to ossify Chinese society will fail completely. I suggest that Chinese people use the reality of our society's vitality and vigor to hit Washington hard in its face and send those US extreme elites who arrogantly want to fight a "new cold war" with China into despair.
It is worth noting that the rapid upgrading of Japan-Philippines security relations is by no means an isolated phenomenon, behind which the "phantom" of the US is faintly discernible.
The latest round of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on for over 20 days. While the bombardment is continuing, the crisis seems set to spill over into neighboring countries and probably the whole Middle East region. At a time when the majority of the international community is condemning the violence against civilians, the behavior of the US seems quite peculiar. Instead of calling for an immediate ceasefire, it is not only sending more munitions to this land under fire, but also standing in the way toward a complete and fundamental solution to a problem that has been dragging on for decades. As in most cases, when Uncle Sam shouts out "The US is coming to rescue!" things are usually getting worse, and a fair and equitable path forward is out of the question.
Today's world is more complex than it used to be, it's thus not easy to achieve lasting peace, Choi Shing Kwok (Choi), director and CEO of Singapore-based research center ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, former permanent secretary at Singapore's Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, told Global Times (GT) reporter Li Aixin in an interview during the 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum.
A “balance” strategy that leaves open the possibility of a sound, stable and prosperous partnership between the two countries is needed in Canberra now.
The China-Australia relationship was once lauded as one of the most successful stories of China's relationship with Western countries. A new model of practical partnership needs to be ushered in and promoted between the two countries, based on genuine respect and constructiveness to bring about more mutual benefits.
Beijing Xiangshan Forum is one of the three most important defense forums and gatherings in the world, the other two being the Shangri-La Dialogue and the Munich Security Conference. And what really distinguishes the Xiangshan Forum from the other two forums lies in its promotion of common security and lasting peace.
The example of Cao county demonstrates the importance of focusing on pragmatic cooperation to further enhance China-Japan relations.
For China, nuclear weapons are only a strategic tool used to rule out the possibility of nuclear strikes or blackmail against China by external forces. All of China's national defense and security plans, including the use of force as a last resort to resolve the Taiwan question, are designed at the level of conventional weapons.
Inequality, tragically, is a feature of life all around the world. What makes this exceptional in the UK is that it seems to have been created deliberately to funnel the common affluence of the nation into the hands of those who already have more than enough.
China has the ability to defend its core interests, but expanding its interests requires great wisdom. We also need to further enhance our own strength, which is the most fundamental thing. Being more powerful is equivalent to taking a step further in our strategic thinking. We will have a clearer understanding of the logic of the world's operation and find a more effective route to safeguard our security in line with global changes.
Both China and the US will continue to be strong, and they will have to come to a mutual accommodation. Without them coming together, our world will be more dangerous and brittle, said Singaporean defense minister
If a war really breaks out in the Taiwan Straits, it needs to be pointed out that the responsibility for provoking this war lies entirely with the Taiwan authorities, the "Taiwan independence" secessionists, and external interfering forces, writes a PLA Lieutenant General
The shift from the balance of powers to a balance of interests is critically important, if humankind wants to survive through the 21st century.
China's Global Security Initiative is not about sacrificing the security of other countries to ensure its own security. It promotes cooperative security, where countries coexist on an equal footing and jointly maintain security. It aims for sustainable security.
The case of Cai Lei, a Chinese ALS patient and former vice president of JD.com, offers a unique perspective on China-US relations, showcasing the importance of cooperation rather than severance.
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
China and the US are destined as two countries, given the importance of our economies and the weight of our influence in the world, to have to work together, scholars from China and the US agreed at the recent North Pavilion Dialogue held by Peking University in Beijing.
There is no better example than the Middle East where China has become a conciliator, for example between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and a voice for peace and dialogue.
The West should acknowledge China's accomplishments and work earnestly with Beijing for the common good.
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.
If the Chinese government is forced to use force to resolve the Taiwan question, it will be a war of reunification, legitimacy and justice from the moral high ground, Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice president of the Academy of Military Sciences of the PLA, told the Global Times during the 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum on Sunday, referring to The Art of War by ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu.
"China has taken increasingly active approaches to addressing global and regional security challenges and risks," said Kim Chang-su
In civilization terms, war is a backward, primitive thing; it solves no conflicts and creates no security - only hate, which fuels more war. It's a system or structural evil - much more than a human evil.
Connectivity in the future will not just be about infrastructure and productivity but also digital and people-to-people connectivity, Indonesian Ambassador to China Djauhari Oratmangun said at a forum in Beijing on Saturday.
Arrogance is the root of America's mistaken ideas about China. The American people allow the prevailing narrative – built by powerful forces such as government and the military-industrial complex, both of which have vital interests in stoking disdain about China – to continue.
"At the moment, we are going through a period of some tensions in the US-China relationship, but I sincerely believe that we will find ways to get past," former US deputy secretary of state John Negroponte said at North Pavilion Dialogue held by Peking University in Beijing on October 27.
As the US' alliance and its partnership network in the Asia-Pacific region face a growing number of cracks, Washington has made all efforts to put patches on them. In particular, its solution is to build up more minilateral groups that, in its opinion, can coordinate better on concrete issues. But this approach only exposes more problems in the US' already shaky partnership framework in the region.
After Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's visit to the US this week, he will visit China next week.
How to promote global AI governance and ensure that AI technology benefits humanity is a crucial issue for the future of mankind.
The fact is, the brutal retaliatory actions of the Israel Defense Forces are generating increasing global antipathy. Israel is depleting the world's sympathy for it, and morally, it is transforming itself from a victim into one of the world's most brutal inflicters.
From "Build, Build, Build," which was launched by former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, to "build better more," initiated by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, synergies between Philippine aspirations and the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are evident
History has shown that Britain has always sought to replace unity with ethnic divisions. With disunity, democratic progress becomes impossible.
The primary objective of maritime cooperation and governance is to advance the collective welfare of humanity.
The election of Mike Johnson as new US House Speaker eventually, if only temporarily, ends the chaos in the House after the removal of Kevin KcCarthy and the weeks-long vacancy of this position. As the fourth Republican nominee, Johnson was elected after three candidates fell victim to the vicious political battles in the US, which CNN has aptly likened to the "political lifespan of mayflies."
When the US can no longer persist on this path, it will compromise.
Now, at the critical juncture of the strategic détente between Beijing and Washington and the rapidly warming China-Australia relations, Albanese's US visit is intended to obtain diplomatic assurances from Washington.
We hope that in the future, the EU will view the alignment of China's and Europe's development strategies and connectivity initiatives in a more open-minded manner, injecting more positive energy of peace and development into the world.
Why did the four great civilizations of the world converge and interact at Dunhuang in China? What kind of cultural spirit and mind-set does it embody? Only when these questions are clarified, can we understand the rise of China today and the significance of China's modernization and the Belt and Road Initiative for the world.
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.
Bloomberg's article is trying to deceive the Chinese people, which is wishful thinking. Let us all be fully awake and continuously achieve comprehensive development under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. We need to not only become stronger militarily but also continue to create remarkable achievements in globally striking economic and social development.
Russia and China could work together on these and other food security matters.
Regardless of the decisions reached at the US-Australia talks, Albanese should not forget that his visit to China will determine the future tendency of China-Australia relations.
One year later, Sunak's government appears weak, lacking inspiration and direction. It should be obvious that doubling down on anger at refugees, among other things, is not a substitute for effectively running a country let alone an economy.
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.
Only by adhering to this spirit can China-Japanese relations continue to develop in a healthy manner.
As it turned out, the American Empire was not indispensable. It could not create peace or prosperity around the world, only chaos and strife.
China is right to push for the resumption of genuine peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis and implement the two-state solution.
As the war between Russia and Ukraine entered its 600th day, it is hard to speak about any prospects of a politico-diplomatic solution to the conflict around Ukraine under current conditions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
Any act that leads to civilian deaths and other humanitarian disasters is an act of evil, and the US, by deliberately indulging in evil, will reignite anti-Americanism in the Middle East and may even draw fire on itself again.
The US is suffering from chronic strategic overreach with no signs of anyone in Washington prepared to reconsider its current foreign policy objectives and its overall role in the world.
What we see with the Constitution and governance system in Australia is structural injustice. This is a structural injustice that is enshrined in a colonial constitution that is extremely difficult to amend. It comes as no surprise that the referendum was soundly defeated.
They fail to convince anyone that the US is playing an even hand that safeguards the legitimate rights of both the Israelis and the Palestinians.
There is also the possibility of further economic and trade tension with China. It is thus not surprising that Europe is strengthening coordination with the US. However, to what extent can closer ties with US ease its predicament, given its diminishing strategic autonomy and the resurgence of transatlantic tensions?
The unipolar world order is being replaced by a multipolar world and Russia and China closely coordinate their efforts on the world stage based on high consonance of their positions on major international issues.
On October 18, the US vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict, but the draft resolution and the veto are very informative and telling.
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.
A bright future cannot be achieved through fighting alone; it must be built through cooperation, just like the principles advocated by the BRI. China has sufficient military strength to defend itself, and our development path aligns with the aspirations of countries around the world. The return to the path instigated by the US will surely become narrower in the course of time, while the future path pioneered by China will only become wider.
The airstrike this time resulted in 500 deaths. The international investigation must not be neglected, and the perpetrators of this grave massacre must be brought to justice. Let Israel present all their arguments to the International Court of Justice. If such investigation and eventual punishment are obstructed and cannot proceed, then the West should never again speak of "justice" to the world. The ICC in The Hague may as well be dismantled and its bricks and stones used to build a tomb for justice.
From Jiayu Pass, we can understand more fully how the Belt and Road can provide a strong impetus for cooperation and development in Central and South Asia, as well as the Middle East and Europe. Traveling further west, we will go to Dunhuang City, Northwest China's Gansu Province, the jewel of cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world, where the four major world civilizations - Chinese, Indian, Greek, and Islamic - met a thousand years ago…
The BRI will in the next decade become the world's most important vehicle for green energy and green transport.
Joseph Borrell once said, the EU wants to "be a player, not a playground." For this to become a reality instead of continuing to make empty talk, the EU needs to take the right path. Being a player requires independent decision-making, and following a superpower is not the way to serve the EU's interests.
The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a mega project that helps developing countries and has opened up a new path of development for all countries, foreign observers said at the Belt and Road Studies Network Plenary Meeting in Beijing. They spoke highly of the achievements of the BRI and conducted in-depth discussions on its development over the past decade.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) from October 17 to 18 in Beijing. In an interview with a Chinese media outlet before his trip, Putin said that the initiative is a "perfect match" with Moscow's vision for regional development.
A decade of the BRI, the most ambitious initiative the world has ever seen, with its power to foster partnerships, has empowered people, transformed civilizations, connected regions and continents, and injected new vitality into the global development system.
A Chinese civil engineer in Africa who shared his thoughts on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects went viral on social media recently.
As China becomes stronger, there will be more and more successful cases of the BRI, making it increasingly attractive. It will eventually leave a profound mark on the 21st century.
The Global Times selected opinion of 10 global thinkers, including head of state, former diplomats and officials, as well as scholars, to share their understandings of the BRI and China's role in preserving world peace.
In the first half of 2023 an extraordinary situation, with international geopolitical consequences, developed in the US economy
President Vucic's determination to visit China and attend the BRF demonstrates that Serbia will not put up with the coercion of the US and the West and will continue to deepen its relations with traditional, friendly countries like China.
The "21st Central Asia Issues Seminar: Review and Prospect of the 10th Anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative" was hosted by the Institute of Central Asia of Shaanxi Normal University from Friday to Saturday.
The China-Laos BRI cooperation has become a successful example of countries and regions participating in the initiative.
The breakthrough from Gaza into Israel by fighters loyal to Hamas has generated more heat than light on the international diplomatic front.
The Palestinian group Hamas launched one of the biggest surprise attacks on Israel last week.
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.
When will Israel launch a ground attack on Gaza? How will the next battle be fought? Will there be a modern "massacre"?
The EU's energy chief expressed the bloc's interest in the renewable energy developments in China and called for cooperation during her visit to China on Wednesday.
However, I want to remind the public opinion field that as China has developed to this day and needs to expand its national interests globally, the line of thinking that the enemy of our enemy is our friend has become too narrow-minded, and we must be able to think and consider more complex issues from a broader perspective. This is not a requirement for every individual, but influential internet celebrities should establish this awareness, and the Chinese internet public opinion field as a whole should also expand its horizons in this way.
When considering bilateral issues, India should do more self-reflection rather than fabricating a "Chinese threat" out of thin air. The "India Out" movement in the Maldives began as early as 2020, reflecting widespread dissatisfaction among Maldivians with India.
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.
Hamas launched an "unprecedented" raid on Israel on October 7, and Israel quickly retaliated with harsh measures. The Middle East has been back in flames, resulting in the tragic deaths of thousands of civilians.
Some of the most influential security discussion platforms in the world provide valuable insights into global events. The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, jointly organized by the UK and Singapore, provides a chance for open debates between the US and China on the Asian agenda.
It's hoped the EU could seize the chance of Borrell's visit to solve bilateral frictions in the economic field and increase political mutual trust with China.
The Philippines does not have the capability to truly confront China, so as long as the Chinese side remains resolute and responds firmly to their provocations by blocking their ships' routes or even colliding with vessels if necessary, the Philippine side will definitely have cold feet. They do not have the courage to escalate the friction into a real military conflict and can only howl after suffering losses or refuse to take responsibility for what has happened, as we can see from this incident.
In a recent interview with the Global Times (GT), Fumagalli shared his story of learning Chinese, his understanding of the Belt and Road Initiative, and the prospects of China-Italy relations.
Right after the surprise attack by Hamas on Israel on Saturday, US President Joe Biden vowed that his administration's support for Israel's security was "rock solid and unwavering" and that assistance was "on its way," with additional help forthcoming.
A recent nine-day visit to Xinjiang in September 2023 by 22 foreign journalists from 17 overseas media organizations reported favorably on the vibrant local economy and China's efforts to preserve the local traditional and diverse cultures.
The incident that a man drove into the lobby of the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on Monday is very disturbing. The driver was shot by local police and later died at the hospital.
In recent months, the Philippines has frequently provoked China in the waters surrounding Ren'ai Reef and Huangyan Island, attracting extensive international attention.
Hamas' recent attacks on Israel have targeted civilians in many places, and they have also taken many Israeli civilians as hostages. Such actions cannot be supported by the international community, and currently, only Iran openly congratulates Hamas on its surprise attack.
On Saturday, Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), launched a large-scale surprise attack on Israel, resulting in a significant number of casualties and penetrating multiple military bases and Israeli settlements.
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 second round of dumping nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea began on Thursday.
During the Donald Trump era, the US shifted from mediating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a more explicit tilt toward Israel. The Palestinians are a vulnerable group in the international community, and their grievances and anger are much greater than those of the powerful Israelis.
Chinese people have a strong belief in making breakthroughs by "doing their own things well," while the US hopes to achieve perpetual hegemony by "bringing down the opponent." This is a competition between relying on oneself to do well and hoping for one's opponent to collapse. Isn't it obvious who has the stronger strategic initiative?
"Who is McCarthy?" The New York Times quoted an American on Friday as proving US grassroots are so disconnected from politics. Why? The answer is in the headline - "How Do Americans Feel About Politics? Disgust Isn't a Strong Enough Word."
Everyone at the recent session?of the United Nations General Assembly talked about war and peace, from UN Secretary-General António Guterres to Chinese Vice President Han Zheng, from US President Joe Biden to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
A delegation of six US senators arrived in Shanghai on Saturday, beginning a visit to China. The trip comes at an important time in the still unsettled bilateral relationship between China and the US.
This makes the comparison ironic given that Britain sees China as a “competitor” and a “threat to its economic security.”
Allowing Thai society to be slowly infected by these American exports of dehumanization and violence, is to forfeit some of Thailand's best attributes.
As voices from the West continue to dominate global public opinion, it is high time for developing countries to speak louder in the international arena. In a recent email interview, Margarita Simonyan (Simonyan), editor-in-chief of RT, shared with Global Times (GT) reporters Wang Wenwen and Xia Wenxin how media outlets from countries, such as Russia and China, have challenged the West's monopoly on global public opinion by offering alternative voices as well as her personal experiences and RT's development since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war.
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.
As the Russia-Ukraine war drags on, more and more forces in the West have shown concern over how long Western countries can support Ukraine in this military conflict. For instance, the Pentagon has warned Congress that it is running low on money to replace weapons the US has sent to Ukraine and has already been forced to slow down resupplying some troops, according to The Associated Press on Tuesday.
As the Chinese people enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day holidays, some Japanese media outlets are hyping up the break. The Japan Times began to intensively talk up news, including "Japanese airlines' flights from China almost fully booked for holiday" and "Japan tops the list of popular overseas destinations for Chinese travelers during the vacation period," before the week-long holidays began. They also forcefully connected this with the attitude of the Chinese people toward Japan's dumping of nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the sea, deliberately creating misleading arguments such as that Chinese people are "forgetful" or "do not care about Japan's dumping."
Editor's Note: The US and Ukraine have agreed to launch joint weapons production in a step that will enable Kiev to start producing air defense systems. However, the sluggish economic recovery in the US and stagnating incomes have only increased the sense of war fatigue across American society. As the Ukraine crisis drags on, the impending US elections are in the shadow. How will the anti-war sentiment impact voting at the ballot box? How will the Russia-Ukraine conflict end? Global Times (GT) reporters Wang Wenwen and Yu Jincui interviewed three anti-war activists in the US - Sara Flounders (Flounders), a political writer and activist for 50 years in the US, Julie Tang (Tang), a retired judge from the San Francisco Superior Court and co-founder of Pivot to Peace, and Danny Haiphong (Haiphong), an independent journalist in the US and co-editor of Friends of Socialist China as well as a founding member of the No Cold War international campaign - to get their insights on how to address these issues.
In a context where the US doesn't want us to be friendly with China, Australia tends to be very hostile, and that's very unfortunate and very unfair. Now Australia is giving signs that it wants to be friends with China: Australian scholar
Communication and understanding of people are important aspects that affect relations between countries. In recent years, as the US government has carried out all-round containment and suppression of China and launched comprehensive anti-China mobilization in the US, the American people's view of China has tended to become negative, and their favorability of China has dropped to a record low in decades. This will cause long-term damage to China-US relations. If the US government does not change its Cold War mentality and behavior, it will be difficult to reverse the public resentment between China and the US.
Recently, there has been a rampant surge of negative reports targeting the Chinese economy throughout the Western media. However, closer examination of these reports shows that many of them are self-contradictory and lack any form of coherence. Their so-called "serious" analysis and arguments about China's economy are actually a mix of manipulating numbers, selectively blind and false narratives, and nothing but another round "China collapse" hype, which is doomed to fail.
The 18th G20 Summit has concluded in New Delhi. As it was the first time for India to host such a large-scale multilateral event, this summit received more attention than normal. At the invitation of India, Chinese Premier Li Qiang attended the summit and elaborated on China's views and positions on G20 cooperation, contributing to the fruitful outcomes of the summit with its unwavering support for developing countries and its commitment to common development.
Many overseas visitors to Hangzhou will return to their native countries to share their experiences in China with their family, friends and colleagues. They have seen the real China and this could change their preconceived notions about the country.
As part of civil society, we should make every effort to put China-US relations back on track.
The changes in Guyuan are a microcosm of the world's most significant and ambitious emissions reduction program.
In late September at the Human Rights Council, government representatives and NGOs denounced Japan's discharge of nuclear-contaminated water into the sea at an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes, who mentioned "the inadequacy of existing standards and the long-term impact of low-level radiation and the organically bound tritium in the food chain." A few days later, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of the Solomon Islands, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, slammed Japan's discharge move as "an attack on global trust and solidarity."
The China-initiated global community of shared future backed by its resources and determination has given hope for a better future for humanity.
Joining forces to build a global community of shared future is a realistic requirement and the only choice for the survival and development of mankind. Building such a community is an important trend in history and is inevitable.
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.
Though it is hardly possible to get back to where the region was 20 years ago, the spirit of the six-party talks remains the best hope for security solutions in the region of Northeast Asia.
South Korea should not perceive China's support as a sign of weakness or as a result of Seoul leaning toward the Washington and Tokyo to gain a so-called greater say. It would be very dangerous if South Korea has such thoughts, and we hope that South Korea will wake up to this reality as soon as possible.
Bearing all this in mind, it can be said that the legacy of the Nord Stream explosions still lingers one year on, and will likely persist across the coming years due to its game-changing consequences.
The Asian Games deserves extra attention as they reflect rising Asian culture - they are not just a copy of Western sports transposed onto Asia.
As the diplomatic dispute between India and Canada continues to escalate, the US has adopted a very "low-key" and subtle attitude and position, reflecting its lack of control and mediation over ally and partner issues.
Whether these initiatives will materialize and gain genuine support remains to be seen, and there is considerable skepticism among potential beneficiaries.
Sport remains one of the few international events still capable of bringing people together in the spirit of harmony and goodwill. This spirit will soon be on display in the Chinese city of #Hangzhou. The upcoming event reaffirms China's significant position on the global sports stage, receiving commendations from all around.
Let us have enough power to deter the US, and at the same time have enough patience to engage in complex games and exchanges with the US. We must maintain a complex relationship that is difficult to define, use our strategic initiative to guide China-US relations, and prevent both sides from moving in the direction of being enemies. I believe that doing this well is the great strategy and great wisdom of the Chinese nation.
How to handle relations with India without compromising national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity while ensuring smooth communication with the outside world has always been the greatest challenge for Nepal's foreign policy.
The era of Eurasia has arrived and we consider it a crucial direction for the future.
The separate agenda pursued by the US differs significantly from the challenges and opportunities faced by developing countries, or member states of the Global South.
The EU should realize that hoping to gain an advantage through "playing cards" and creating leverage will not bring benefits to the game but rather push the existing mutually beneficial relationship between the two sides toward a worse future.
The approval rating of the prime minister often sees an obvious increase after a reshuffle, but Kishida's recent cabinet revamp failed to achieve such an effect. This reflects structural problems in the Kishida administration.
“I hope British and Europeans can… at least having more respect for Chinese values, Chinese culture and Chinese identity.”