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Chinese New Year has arrived, kicking off the weeklong Spring Festival holidays in China. Unfortunately, well wishes from the West have been hard to come by. Western media has even suggested that holiday travel in China, now with the lifting of most COVID-related restrictions, could cause a tsunami of cases and even deaths.
By Bradley Blankenship | 2023/1/24 14:12:43
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  • I spent a safe, happy Spring Festival in rural China

    I took my 5-year-old boy back to my hometown in East China's Shandong Province to celebrate the Spring Festival on January 20, the day before Spring Festival Eve. Because of the pandemic, we have not returned to my hometown to celebrate the most important annual festival for three years.

    By Yu Meng | 2023/1/23 18:13:22
  • Surging hate crimes in major US cities mirrors ungovernable domestic issues

    Owing to deep-rooted racism and growing violence, hate crimes in the US have spiked in recent years. While giving federal and central governments endless headaches, this issue will continue corrupting the development and stability of the US society and bring pain to the country's minorities due to the US' inability to govern.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/22 21:12:46
  • Lagarde attempts to pass the buck of incapability to address EU economic plights to China

    China's decision to change its COVID-19 policy and reopen its economy will increase inflation in Europe as they both compete for more energy, Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, said during a Davos panel on Friday, according to CNBC.

    By Lu Xue | 2023/1/21 19:17:34
  • Australia's split identity leads to incoherent foreign policy

    External observers are often puzzled by Australia's rather erratic behavior in terms of international relations. One moment, China is a "good friend"; another moment, China is an "enemy." In the past, Japan was the enemy - a real enemy - but now it is supposedly a "good friend." Even more, Australia's location is in southeast Asia, and yet it is seen by many as a "Western" country. English is the most common language, and yet more than 300 languages are spoken in Australia. The second-most spoken language in Australia is Putonghua (Mandarin). As for me, I was born in Australia but I spoke Dutch when I first learned to speak. Contradictions, contradictions … The list could go on.

    By Roland Boer | 2023/1/21 11:58:55
  • Bloomberg's inhuman curse won't stop Chinese from enjoying jubilant Spring Festival

    The day has come - the first Spring Festival since China optimized its COVID pandemic responses, as well as restored social life back to normal. Some are looking forward to reuniting with family, some are on the way home and some have already started enjoying a beautiful time with loved ones. It is supposed to be a sweet moment. However, certain Western media outlets are observing it only through a negative lens, choreographing eye-catching negative stories about China, without scientific manner or professionalism. Worse, they seem to have even dropped humanitarianism.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/20 19:25:17
  • Why isn't the US forthcoming on COVID-19 origins?

    Have you ever tried the social deduction game Mafia, or Werewolf? Basically, it is about the “mafia” – the bad guys – taking down the good guys without exposing their identity. The innocent, to protect themselves, must look really hard for signs that give the undercover mafia player away and blow their cover as early as possible.

    By Xin Ping | 2023/1/20 19:16:06
  • A silver lining: China's dynamic approach against the pandemic

    There is no “perfect” emergency response, but rest assured that China has never taken the enemy lightly and is ready to fight the war unwaveringly till victory is finally claimed.

    By Su Xiaoyao | 2023/1/20 16:04:14
  • Baseless accusations turn restrictions on tourists arriving from China into sand castles

    It doesn't matter how hard Western countries try to slander China's efforts; as long as it continues to put people and life first, history will make fair judgments, and those who play with fire will perish by it.

    By Su Xiaoyang | 2023/1/20 14:07:01
  • Japan's politicization of pandemic against China turns out to hurt itself

    The discriminatory restrictive measures adopted by Japan against Chinese tourists hurt itself and hinder the development of bilateral relations.

    By Yao Zeyu | 2023/1/19 18:28:39
  • Can we expect a reset of China-Australia relations?

    The Morrison administration's “drums of war” rhetoric was obnoxious to the normalcy of international relations, and should never recur. A vigorous China-Australia relationship contributes to the economic and social development for the two countries and the world.

    By Chen Hong | 2023/1/19 18:21:09
  • The US and West underestimate China's will to reunify at their own peril

    Americans do not yet understand China's uncompromising quest to reunify. They will confront the animated and unbreakable will of 1.4 billion Chinese citizens who are becoming ever more skeptical of US regional designs.

    By Franz Gayl | 2023/1/19 18:14:36
  • US approach to pandemic is dominated by partisan infighting and anti-science

    Some people have realized that the US has done a poor job. Washington can no longer fool China, let alone blame China for the epidemic.

    By Guo Tian | 2023/1/19 17:54:36
  • In Africa, China has created a new window beyond the old Western one

    The increasing cooperation between China and African countries has opened a new window for them, a China window beyond the old Western window, from where new choices can be seen.

    By Ding Gang | 2023/1/18 22:12:55
  • Emerging multipolarity will not resemble Cold War

    The US has already failed in its struggle against the multipolar world order simply because it has to fight it. The important question of international politics is how long it will take America to find the right balance between how it see itself and how the rest of us see it.

    By Timofei Bordachev | 2023/1/18 21:55:21
  • Indians rating US as a 'security risk' indicates India will not be a loyal supporter

    In the eyes of the US, the rise of a powerful country is the greatest threat to it. What happened to China today will surely happen to the next country with growing comprehensive strength, such as India.

    By Qian Feng | 2023/1/18 21:48:41
  • China embraces new post-COVID era, while the West lives in the past: Martin Jacques

    The West finds it difficult to think afresh in the post-COVID era. China is embracing a new post-COVID era, while the West is behind the curve, still living in a COVID-dominated era of international relations.

    By Martin Jacques | 2023/1/18 21:17:01
  • European countries seek to avoid falling into NATO's China trap

    The European Union and NATO signed a joint declaration on January 10 which stated that “China's growing assertiveness and policies present challenges that we [the EU and the NATO] need to address.” This is the first time that the two blocs have expressed their common stance on China in an official document, exposing their prejudice against and arrogance toward China.

    By Liu Zuokui | 2023/1/17 23:29:16
  • Old Cold War type relations do not serve Japan

    The recent international tour of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida turned out to be one of the most remarkable events of early 2023. The trip, which included a number of capitals in Europe and in North America, was officially presented as a step in preparing for the G7 Summit to be held in June in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. However, Kishida's diplomatic marathon was also an opportunity to introduce the latest changes in the Japanese foreign and security policy to key Japanese partners, allies and, arguably, even to its opponents.

    By Andrey Kortunov | 2023/1/17 23:16:05
  • Be level-headed over China's COVID policy

    Isn't it about time the COVID policy shift in China is viewed in its appropriate context, or from some kind of rational perspective? At a time like this, cool heads are called for and the large-scale sensational reporting and knee-jerk overreactions are inappropriate. Better to be level-headed than pig-headed when giving consideration to a public health emergency, surely?

    By Mark Blacklock | 2023/1/17 21:32:36
  • When elections are expensive, democracy goes cheap

    Money politics is shutting out ordinary Americans from democratic processes. Like a tumor, it is sucking the soul out of US democracy. A structure set up to serve the people is now a cash cow mercilessly milked by the deep-pocketed.

    By Xin Ping | 2023/1/17 13:45:49
  • Trigger of US decline is not geopolitical change, but its internal factors

    After the end of the Cold War, the world bid farewell to the era of bipolarity. With a fresh wave of globalization and the advent of the internet and information age, the world has been moving toward multipolarization instead of the dominance of one country.

    By Song Luzheng | 2023/1/17 0:17:24
  • Combating multipolar order diminishes US power

    There's a new viewpoint that's emerging in recent days that the US and its Western allies are uneasy about the prospects of a multipolar world. In fact, the US hardly recognizes this unavoidable fact while, at times, its European allies do pay some lip service to it. The US only has one viable option to combat this trend, with military force, which will inevitably weaken the US in every other sphere: economically, diplomatically, politically and in trade relations.

    By Bradley Blankenship | 2023/1/16 23:57:11
  • Deepening contradictions between south, north dim devt prospect of Europe

    Nearly one year on, the Russia-Ukraine conflict is still raging with its spillover effects. The contradictions between Old Europe and New Europe, namely Eastern Europe and Western Europe, are catching eyeballs, raising concerns over a divided continent. Meanwhile, divergences between North and South Europe are also surfacing, which may cause greater disruption to European unity and future development.

    By Zhang Jian | 2023/1/16 23:46:35
  • Global trajectory shifts away from US singularity

    The Russia-Ukraine conflict will continue to be the dominant flashpoint for 2023, both in terms of conflict resolution and sorting out the security consequences for Europe.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/16 23:29:10
  • EU 'alternative' unable to challenge China's BRI cooperation with Africa

    Over a year has passed since the European Union unveiled its Global Gateway initiative as an ambitious plan to support infrastructure globally, with a special focus to develop new infrastructure in developing countries such as those in Africa.

    By Joyce Chimbi | 2023/1/15 21:35:32
  • Decoupling from China, Russia suicidal for Europe

    When Joe Biden was elected in November 2020, many around the world were hoping for a change of course in the US' reckless new Cold War.

    By Carlos Martinez | 2023/1/15 21:23:35
  • 'TikTok threat theory' reflects worsening Sinophobia in the US

    Suppressing social media app TikTok, banning the app from government devices, labelling it as "digital fentanyl" and a "CPC virus" - Sinophobia is getting worse in the US because some politicians and elites are taking every chance to spread an anti-China political virus.

    By Yu Ning | 2023/1/14 18:50:32
  • Optimization of COVID policies does not equal China succumbing to the pandemic

    China is confident it can protect public health and prevent serious cases, while accelerating the normalization of economic and social life to achieve a final anti-epidemic victory. It proved the superiority of socialism over capitalism.

    By Adnan Akfirat | 2023/1/14 14:45:28
  • China's success in fighting epidemic is a blessing to the world

    Some Western countries remain unaware of the objective reality that China's smooth opening benefits the world.

    By Fei Xue | 2023/1/13 21:20:15
  • Stepping out of the pandemic, Chinese style

    China is the first country in the world to move from the coronavirus being a pandemic to it being endemic.

    By Roland Boer | 2023/1/13 20:04:12
  • The big Brexit question is: What happens next?

    Imagine completing a thousand-piece jigsaw and knocking it over so everything falls on the floor. Imagine having to rebuild it, but without any picture of the scene to guide you. That's how it feels to be post-Brexit Britain.

    By Mark Blacklock | 2023/1/13 12:43:22
  • Australia should move away from close alignment with US: Australia's first ambassador to China

    Editor's Note: China and Australia celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties last month. In the eyes of Stephen FitzGerald (FitzGerald), Australia's first ambassador to China, the essential ingredient that made the two countries drop differences and establish ties was mutual self-interest and realpolitik, while the most important thing lost in the bilateral tensions in the past few years was confidence and trust between the two governments. Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to FitzGerald on his memory of 50 years ago and his view on the prospect of China-Australia relations.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/12 22:12:19
  • Brasília riots affected by political virus from Washington further weaken US democracy

    The riots in Brasília have petered out, but the conundrums facing Washington are just beginning to bubble up.

    By Pan Deng | 2023/1/12 21:52:00
  • Demonizing China's COVID policies is fearmongering

    China's COVID policies have saved millions of lives over the past three years. Yet those policies were attacked by some Western politicians, media pundits, and academics every day. Terms like “draconian” were constantly used to criticize China's measures to control and contain the virus. China's achievements in managing the epidemic were unmatched anywhere in the world, yet an ordinary citizen of a Western country can have very little idea of that given the relentless demonization of China to which they are regularly exposed.

    By Ken Hammond | 2023/1/12 21:19:01
  • 'Political science': When COVID becomes a convenient tool for ideological bias

    When Western countries claim to follow the science, they are actually using COVID as a tool to contain their ideological opponents.

    By Yi Fan | 2023/1/12 21:09:20
  • China's momentous diplomacy: Epoch accomplishments during the year 2022

    The year 2022 was highly significant and eventful for China's diplomatic achievements, especially in major country diplomacy. China's multifaceted and multidimensional global vision diplomacy has been praiseworthy, which touched every region of the world in a holistic manner, bringing far-reaching dividends to relevant countries, regions and the world at large. China has presented itself as a responsible global leader and genuinely contributed to the development and prosperity of underdeveloped and developing countries. China's diplomacy has brought world peace, stability, and prosperity during the year 2022.

    By Waseem Ishaque | 2023/1/12 20:36:28
  • My inspiration from rereading IBM Watson Jr.'s autobiography

    At the beginning of the new year, rereading the autobiography Father, Son & Co: My Life at IBM and Beyond by Thomas Watson Jr., former president of IBM, I found new inspiration.

    By Ding Gang | 2023/1/11 23:38:19
  • Scientific, not inveterate unhealthy mindset needed

    While China has reopened its borders after three years of a hard battle against COVID-19, some countries have taken measures specifically against travelers arriving from China.

    By Guo Tian | 2023/1/11 23:30:30
  • How does the US sustain hegemony through fake theories

    Editor's Note: How have theories of “American exceptionalism” and “American innocence” influenced US culture? Why is the problem of racism deeply rooted in the US? Global Times (GT) reporter Yu Jincui organized a dialogue between Wei Leijie (Wei), associate professor at the School of Law, Xiamen University, and Danny Haiphong (Haiphong), an independent journalist and researcher in the US, over these issues. Wei is among the translators of the book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News – From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, coauthored by Roberto Sirvent and Haiphong.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/11 0:07:49
  • A nation divided foresees rough time ahead

    Optimism has often been described as one of the defining characteristics of Americans. Starting with the colonists who came to the continent to forge a better life for themselves and their posterity, this mind-set has come to be reflected in everything, from culture to politics. The notion of material, technological and even social progress is simply assumed, and yet, as Americans rang in 2023, four out of five people there believed the new year would be worse.

    By Nebojsa Malic | 2023/1/10 18:02:52
  • West's savior complex makes it hard to reform itself

    For a long time, some Western media and politicians have suffered from a savior complex. They think they are superior and believe that the only right solution to many issues in this world is to take the Western path. How to restrain such a complex is a serious problem the West is facing.

    By Xia Wenxin | 2023/1/9 22:44:12
  • US offers its allies more risks than benefits, making them unwilling followers

    As the US is engaging in strategic confrontation with Russia and China, its allies and partners are feeling increasing pressure. Against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, many European leaders are dissatisfied with US' energy prices and discriminatory subsidies against Europe, and some EU member states have called for the lifting or gradual lifting of the sanctions against Russia. In the Asia-Pacific region, many US allies and partners are actively developing relations with China, unwilling to take sides between China and the US. Why has the US' appeal to its allies and partners declined?

    By Sun Xihui | 2023/1/9 22:05:28
  • Points of convergence between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Saudi Vision 2030

    The integration of the Belt and Road Initiative with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 can help achieve the development goals of both countries.

    By Fahad Almeniaee | 2023/1/9 14:24:25
  • House in chaos refreshes people's understanding of US' morbid politics

    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.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/9 0:06:45
  • Deepened US-Japan alliance a risky sign for peace

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will meet with US President Joe Biden in Washington DC on January 13. This will be Kishida's first official trip to the US since he took office. Kishida said his meeting with Biden will be “very important” and “more significant than showing my face as G7 president,” and “will show to the rest of the world an even stronger Japan-US alliance, which is a lynchpin of Japanese security and diplomacy.”

    By Yao Zeyu and Zhang Tengjun | 2023/1/8 19:58:43
  • British politicians should wake up that the Empire is over: London-based economist

    The cost of living has been increasing across the UK since early 2021. The annual rate of inflation reached 11.1 percent in October 2022, a 41-year high. Rising costs including mortgage rates, rent, energy bills and food, are making it difficult for millions of households to keep their heads above financial choppy waters. What are the reasons for the rising cost of living? Can the UK government solve the problem? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Michael Burke (Burke), a London-based economist, on these issues.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/8 18:04:49
  • 'Zhang Wenhong phenomenon' shows inclusiveness of China's public opinion sphere; policymaking based on science helps nation firmly hold strategic initiative of epidemic fight

    In general, the tenor of debate and even conflict of opinion over COVID-19 are still benign and positive in Chinese society. The diversified discussions facilitate a relatively smooth transition in China's fight against the epidemic, bringing the country closer toward a final victory in this battle.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/7 23:33:33
  • What will it take to keep children safe from gun violence in the US?

    Can you imagine what is killing the most children in the US?

    By Xin Ping | 2023/1/6 14:40:19
  • Ignoring woes at home, British media lamentable in smearing China's epidemic fight

    The UK now can only find someone else to attack to divert attention from its internal conflicts and ease its anxiety about a declining international status.

    By Fei Xue | 2023/1/6 14:07:54
  • Republican Party's deep contradictions driving speaker dilemma

    Without a speaker, the third-highest constitutional officer in the US, the House of Representatives is not essentially useless – it is completely useless.

    By Bradley Blankenship | 2023/1/6 13:58:54
  • Unhealthy competition

    US moves to reopen Solomon Islands embassy to counter China

    By Global Times | 2023/1/5 23:11:49
  • China's governance on COVID needs to be viewed through a historical perspective

    As an international public health emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused global health challenges, and the concept of mankind's joint response to disasters has also seen confrontations and agitations. China, as a country with a huge population, has achieved effective control of the epidemic over the past three years. There are some different angles to observe the adjustment and optimization of the epidemic prevention policy in the later period, amid the political context and ideological differences in the current global epidemic-related governance.

    By Yang Yongchun | 2023/1/5 21:33:54
  • Western propaganda against China on COVID-19 is a two-faced farce

    Comedian Trevor Noah once satirized the way Western mainstream media would tell the story of a church bombing – a popular joke on Chinese social media – “Middle Easterner does something, they are a terrorist. Black person does something, they are a thug. But if a white guy walks into a church killing nine people dead, the first thing they always say is it's mental instability.”

    By Xin Ping | 2023/1/5 20:22:05
  • Krugman's forecasts for Chinese economy are elementary errors

    As 2023 opens, analysis naturally turns to economic prospects for the coming year and the wider period. Any factual study of this leads to a clear conclusion. China's economy, having far outperformed that of the US and EU during the pandemic, will accelerate further this year while Western economies will stagnate.

    By John Ross | 2023/1/5 20:09:23
  • Two reasons that Europe would be forced to decouple from the US

    Several years ago, I wrote in a Danish book about foreign and security politics that Denmark and other European countries would be wise to begin to walk on two legs: One for The West, and one for The Rest. One leg would be friendly, correct and necessary cooperation with the United States, the EU and others ultimately belonging to the West, and allowing friendly criticism too. The other leg would consist of taking into account the emerging world order change and seek cooperation with the Rest - China, the Belt and Road Initiative, and at least some of the non-Western regional organizations. As expected, there was no reaction.

    By Jan Oberg | 2023/1/5 14:06:16
  • US is not an anchor of stability for anything anymore: former US intelligence officer

    From many perspectives, the world is in danger of being drawn into long-term trouble right before our eyes. Greater risk of outbreak of new conflicts bubbles amid a lingering pandemic, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and the plague of soaring inflation and an energy crisis. Against this complex backdrop, what will 2023 look like? Who should we look toward as the anchor of stability in the world? Global Times (GT) reporters Yu Jincui and Xing Xiaojing recently interviewed Scott Ritter (Ritter), a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, over these pressing issues. This is the fourth piece of the Global Times series - "Looking for an anchor of stability in 2023."

    By Global Times | 2023/1/4 20:41:40
  • COVID checks on Chinese travelers lay bare Western hypocrisy, extreme bad faith

    In the closing days of 2022, starting with the US, numerous Western aligned countries began mandating that Chinese travelers undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival. Following China's decision to relax its dynamic zero-COVID policy, which the Western mainstream media viciously attacked, they spared no hesitation in jumping straight toward pushing mass hysteria over COVID-19 outbreaks in China, talking up fears of so-called “new variants” and claiming Beijing “lacked transparency.”

    By James Smith | 2023/1/4 19:55:02
  • House chaos: Congress becomes 'anti-China theater'

    The difficult election for Speaker of the US House of Representatives is not a good thing for US-China relations.

    By Ding Gang | 2023/1/4 19:14:40
  • Talk of China's economy faltering does not withstand scrutiny

    In recent months, international forecasters have begun to predict a gloomy future for the Chinese economy. In a Bloomberg interview in August 2022, Larry Summers likened China today to Japan in 1990 when many people believed that Japan would overtake the US to become the largest economy in the world. Since Japan did not manage to do that, Summers reckoned, it will not be surprising that China will not do so either. In December, a study by the Japan Center for Economic Research expressed the same view. Paul Krugman recently joined the bandwagon in his latest New York Times column. He believed that China's future isn't what it used to be because China faces headwinds in its demography and its heavy reliance on investment, particularly housing investment, is not sustainable.

    By Yao Yang | 2023/1/4 0:01:00
  • Marcos' visit to reinvigorate 'strongest partnership'

    The most significant opportunity is the personal meeting between President Marcos Jr. and President Xi Jinping where trust and confidence can be rekindled for President Marcos Jr. to bring back home and breathe new life, sincerity and vigor to the Philippines' commitment to the "comprehensive strategic cooperation" with its "strongest partner" China. Thus, the millennial friendship and brotherhood of the two nations continues into the era's Asian Century and toward the world's quest for peace.

    By Herman Tiu Laurel | 2023/1/2 20:00:29
  • Golden age norm of China-Philippines relations set to be continued by Marcos' visit

    Being friendly with both China and the US at the same time is beneficial to the Philippines, but if it takes sides in the competition between major powers, no matter which side it offends, it will be unbearable for the Philippines. From a longer-term perspective, pragmatic cooperation is the keynote of China-Philippine relations. China and the Philippines witnessed the golden age of partnership under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Manila developed sound cooperation with Beijing during the early presidency of President Benigno Aquino III. After the bilateral relationship was bogged down due to the South China Sea arbitration case, President Duterte quickly reversed course. In other words, the golden age of China-Philippine relations is actually the norm, and Marcos Jr. is just continuing this tradition.

    By Li Kaisheng | 2023/1/2 19:54:28
  • Major powers should strategically take the lead in stabilizing 2023

    Cooperation between China and the Arab world has increased exponentially over the years. China is the largest trading partner of many Middle Eastern countries, and the region is China's main source of energy. The significance of the summit was multifold - it was a political statement highlighting cooperation, it expanded and diversified areas of cooperation and it was substantially forward-looking. In essence it was a highly attractive action plan which I am confident will be mutually beneficial.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/2 17:58:12
  • US tramples on freedom of speech to maintain hegemony

    Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that all social media platforms work with the US government to censor content.

    By Wang Wenwen | 2023/1/1 22:36:41
  • We must salute our country as we bid farewell to an unforgettable 2022

    The crisis and consequence caused by COVID-19 is real. It has swept the world over the past three years, and many countries have come out through almost “surrendering to the virus.” China has been fighting the epidemic for three years, and it will eventually break the lock of the virus. From November to December, the country made up its mind to take this step. It turned out to be more challenging and painful than many had expected. However, we have escaped the worst period of the virus after all. China carried out a strategic breakthrough when it was relatively weakened.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/12/31 23:02:55
  • US in no position to dictate to China how to develop ties with Russia

    Following the virtual meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, Washington repeated its threadbare concern over closeness of China-Russia relationship. According to CNN, a US State Department spokesperson said that "those that side with Moscow in this unjust war will inevitably find themselves on the wrong side of history," besides "monitoring Beijing's activity closely."

    By Lu Xue | 2022/12/31 20:54:11
  • China-Russia ties move forward amid changing world, West's disruptions

    On Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks via video link with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which they exchanged views on the China-Russia bilateral relations and the most pressing regional problems. As the world enters 2023 soon, this signals a good start for the ties between Beijing and Moscow in the coming new year.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/31 0:58:40
  • China's three-year anti-COVID efforts not in vain

    The basic judgment is that even in the worst-case scenario, the COVID-19 mortality rate in China should be much lower than that of the US and Europe in the last three years if the same statistical criteria are applied. Everyone can remain completely confident about this.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/12/30 20:15:42
  • The righteous path of mankind lies in Great Unity – China's attitude to maintaining global security and human welfare

    The world in 2022 is not peaceful. What is presented to the world unprecedentedly is a profound change in the world, the times and history.

    By Guan Guoping | 2022/12/29 19:44:46
  • US' information warfare on COVID-19 discredits itself

    Everyone should know that there are no limits to American propagandists' perfidy.

    By Andrew Korybko | 2022/12/29 17:21:45
  • By criticizing China's COVID policies, West is getting its retaliation in first

    China walked the tightrope to keep its people alive. The US and UK lost their balance and fell.

    By Mark Blacklock | 2022/12/28 23:54:37
  • Washington's attempt to infiltrate and control Kathmandu thwarted

    US interference attempts have seriously damaged Nepal's political independence, of which Nepal's political forces have a clear understanding.

    By Wang Jing | 2022/12/28 23:32:27
  • If you force decoupling from China, you will instead find yourself decoupled

    If the US and some Western countries are forcing countries to choose, it is because an alternative now exists.

    By John Pang | 2022/12/28 21:52:40
  • Arab world should shun US' China decoupling

    There is so much untapped potential and synergy in Arab-China relations. The next couple of decades will witness exponentially strengthening relations between the two sides.

    By Ebrahim Hashem | 2022/12/28 21:46:29
  • Heat or eat? This year's winter is desperately worrisome for many British

    There's a phenomenon in the UK known as “heat or eat,” which means that people have to choose between whether to heat their homes or to feed themselves, but can't afford to do both.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/28 21:17:17
  • Over a barrel

    More than 6,000 minors have been killed or injured in gun incidents in the US

    By Liu Rui | 2022/12/27 19:40:09
  • China to remain an anchor of stability in a turbulent world

    The "eye of the storm" for humanity will continue to be the US, for which instability and chaos are a vital condition for maintaining hegemony.

    By Yuri Tavrovsky | 2022/12/27 18:03:12
  • 'Herculean' task ahead to reset China-Australia ties

    After 50 years of diplomacy, the last few of which have been anything but smooth sailing, it has become clear that "Herculean" is an understatement when describing the task ahead. The odds are heavily stacked up against Albanese and Wong who are going to need every ounce of their political courage and diplomatic skill to bring it off. But for Australia's sake, bring it off they must.

    By Jerry Grey | 2022/12/26 21:48:58
  • Can corruption scandal push major political reforms in EU?

    To a large extent, it depends on whether it can adhere to promoting peace and seeking development in the continent.

    By Dong Yifan | 2022/12/26 21:24:02
  • US' Afghanistan playbook bodes ill for Ukraine

    In reality, the US has been "investing" in making Ukraine into an anti-Russian platform since the 1990s. The 2004 "Orange Revolution" resulted in a government so corrupt, the Ukrainians voted it out the first chance they got.

    By Nebojsa Malic | 2022/12/26 21:07:09
  • Migrants stuck in freezing cold and political dilemma amid partisan stunts of US politicians

    In the eyes of some American politicians, the migration crisis is a voter-attracting banner in the elections, a weapon to attack their political opponents in partisan conflicts, and props to help build their image for political posturing.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/26 20:02:46
  • Mission impossible

    The West end the year in disarray

    By Liu Rui | 2022/12/26 19:02:50
  • World can't sit idly by if US insists on going its own way: Global Times editorial

    Standing alone on the opposite side of international justice, where it is freezing, the US can hardly bear the cold no matter how brazen the US is.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/25 23:21:58
  • US' new NDAA suggests it is the pushing hand of cross-Straits tension

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/25 22:00:53
  • Sickening cacophony

    Western countries manipulate public opinion to harm the whole world

    By Liu Rui | 2022/12/25 21:52:04
  • US partisan rancor further aggravated by Capitol riot panel's final report

    The Capitol riot is an ugly scar in the history of US partisanship. The final report on this event has highlighted such hideousness and the embarrassment it has brought US politics.

    By Xia Wenxin | 2022/12/25 20:50:11
  • PLA has confidence and ability to make greater contribution to world peace and development

    Greater risk of outbreak of new conflicts bubbles amid a lingering pandemic, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and the plague of soaring inflation and an energy crisis. Against this complex backdrop, what will 2023 look like? Who should we look toward as the anchor of stability in the world?

    By Global Times | 2022/12/25 20:25:22
  • 'America First' means everyone else last

    Allied countries should think twice about following the foreign policies of the US when it comes to so-called decoupling, especially in the case of Europe.

    By James Smith | 2022/12/25 12:05:43
  • Has China-Australia relationship bottomed out?

    The Global Times collected several scholars' Oped on the prospects of China-Australia relations and how Australia will balance between China and the US in the future.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/23 16:47:53
  • If Canberra maintains consistency, the future of China relations is promising

    Inconsistency of policies and practices of previous Australian governments brought confusion for China to grasp Canberra's intent. We have reason to be wary of inconsistency, which should be avoided to sustain smooth exchanges between China and Australia.

    By Chen Hong | 2022/12/23 15:43:35
  • Be wary of Select Committee on China to revive Trumpism, disrupt bilateral ties

    After the Select Committee on China is established, Republicans will attack China more frequently, which will cause constraints for the Biden administration to show a positive attitude toward China, or to promote dialogue and cooperation with China.

    By Dong Chunling | 2022/12/22 20:50:51
  • Peace prospects dim as US ratchets up aid to Ukraine

    As all parties involved are not on the same page on many issues at all, and their demands are too different to coordinate, there is no basis for any kind of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/22 20:45:16
  • Western propagandists look set to be disappointed again for COVID prevention and control in China

    Western propagandists are desperate. The schadenfreude is palpable. For them, China's recent "rollbacks" bring back memories of the initial Wuhan wave, and they hope failed COVID-19 fights in their own countries will be repeated in China, which they seek to enjoy.

    By Maitreya Bhakal | 2022/12/22 18:14:45
  • Despite precarious economic state, London dances to the political tune of Washington

    When your economy is critical it is not wise to narrow your options and become overly dependent on a dominant nation like the US.

    By Mark Blacklock | 2022/12/22 17:45:06
  • Is Washington's selfishness crumbling US alliance system?

    Washington's actions increasingly do not benefit allies anymore but attempt to make them willingly serve the US directly by harming their own interests in the process.

    By Fei Xue | 2022/12/21 22:09:59
  • US strategy with misplaced priorities won't fool African people

    If Africa relies on the US to assist them with their debt crisis, which is mainly in their currency, implying that it is beneficial to their economy directly or indirectly, the continent will forever remain indebted to the US and other major economies.

    By Mohamed Ahmed Awil | 2022/12/21 19:24:29
  • Five key points that the West can learn from China's governance: Martin Jacques

    Can the West demonstrate the intelligence and humility to learn from its own failures and China's success in governance? The challenge is to understand the strengths of the Chinese political system and find ways of applying them to a Western democracy.

    By Martin Jacques | 2022/12/21 19:21:25
  • Dutch apology over slave trade a belated recognition of its past dark history

    The Europe of today, including the modern prosperous lifestyles that people enjoy, and the order and rules that sustain such a lifestyle, is the result of the continuation of this great colonial expansion.

    By Ding Gang | 2022/12/21 19:06:32
  • Key to solving Russia-Ukraine conflict lies in hands of US and EU

    The article contains the excerpts of participating experts' views on how the Russia-Ukraine conflict will end.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/20 20:21:43
  • Peace, prosperity and dignity: reunification brings tangible benefits to Taiwan residents

    Reunification will bring benefits to the Taiwan people, and this will be a progressive, lasting and dynamic process.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/19 21:36:13
  • Smearing China won't help restore Washington's diminishing prestige

    No matter how China relaxes its controls, it is safe to say that this has been conducted much more thoroughly and objectively than the outright disregard for human life demonstrated by countries like the United States.

    By Bradley Blankenship | 2022/12/19 21:12:26
  • Australia must assert itself before the US, not just taking orders

    The biggest single problem in Australia getting back into rhythm with China and resuming a nice easy quick step is getting America to desist applying pressure on Australia.

    By Bruce Haigh | 2022/12/19 20:20:51
  • How long for a new China-US coexistence mode to be built?

    The 2023 Global Times Annual Conference themed on "China and the World after the 20th CPC National Congress" was held in Beijing on Saturday. To understand the importance of China's stability to the changing world and explore what China should do to better grasp opportunities amid challenges in 2023, the Conference focused on four topics including China-US coexistence, cross-Straits reunification, Russia-Ukraine conflict and prospects of China's economy.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/18 21:02:34
  • Comfort food, sweet memories

    Now, as Omicron spreads across Beijing and other parts of China, canned yellow peaches have become a comfort food for many, evoking nostalgia and serving as relief for COVID-19 patients, which also means, people are increasingly viewing the virus with a relaxed attitude.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/16 23:07:27
  • Great unity of Chinese society on changing the COVID policy

    Although it still needs a process, Beijing and other northern cities are far from overcoming the difficulties, and southern cities may also be affected. The Chinese people have indeed passed the hurdle of the epidemic psychologically, and we are moving toward a new life.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/12/16 1:34:02
  • US-Africa summit: how Washington's confrontational foreign policy loses hearts and minds

    In August 2014, when then US president Barack Obama convened the first ever US-Africa Leaders' Summit in Washington DC, he announced, among the very few outcomes of the three-day event, that the summit “will be a recurring event.” More than eight years and four months later, US President Joe Biden this week hosted the summit again in the US capital. Both in 2014 and now, US officials like to talk about the US' “commitment” to Africa, but that time span doesn't exactly show commitment.

    By Wang Cong | 2022/12/15 23:23:23
  • Pro-US undercurrents hinder China-Australia ties

    At the prospect of the warming up of the bilateral relations, Canberra needs to contribute by putting in more firewood, instead of dampening the warmth by tolerating or even encouraging any harmful or damaging attempts.

    By Chen Hong | 2022/12/15 22:00:05
  • India's China policy entangled by four complex mindsets

    Four complex mindsets have long influenced India's China policy: the victim mentality, the superiority complex, the chaser mentality, and the speculator mentality.

    By Qian Feng | 2022/12/15 21:31:04
  • Sinophobia, racism prevent West from seeing China's COVID fight fairly

    For most part of the past three years, the focus of Western media and politicians is relentlessly attacking China's zero-COVID policy, framing it as brutal and inhumane. The theme nonetheless has been the same, no matter what China did in respect to the pandemic, the mainstream media line of attack simply shifted to conform to a new narrative. The fundamental interest of such coverage was not legitimate scrutiny or criticism, but to undermine international opinion of China wherever possible.

    By James Smith | 2022/12/15 20:39:24
  • Do politicians in Washington still have the capacity for diplomacy?

    US politicians have no curiosity about the motives, aspirations or concerns of the other, no use for a dialogue of equals, no tolerance for difference, no capacity for diplomacy.

    By John Pang | 2022/12/15 19:58:07
  • Britain's freezing winter is now springtime for US energy businesses

    The sanctions sent a message of disapproval to Russia, and those who imposed them may feel they occupy the moral high ground. But is it real action, or virtue signaling? Either way, the cost is being met by the ordinary people of the sanctioning countries. It seems a primary consequence of sanctions against Russia has been to make people in the UK poorer and colder and - thanks to this deal - energy producers in the States even richer than they already are, reaping the rewards of Uncle Sam's proxy war in Ukraine.

    By Mark Blacklock | 2022/12/14 20:14:21
  • Can US-EU ties survive without common interests?

    In the past month, major European leaders who woke up from their sleep paid visits to China one after another, which seemed to provide the answer to the trend of transatlantic relations between the US and Europe. The painful lessons of the Russia-Ukraine conflict have forced the EU to rethink what a healthy China-EU relationship really means. At only the most basic level, this means that real strategic autonomy for the EU is possible. After all, the ever-increasing economic and trade data between China and the EU is the fundamental guarantee for Europe's practical interests. The ideological divide, by contrast, makes no sense at all.

    By Gao Jian | 2022/12/14 19:38:36
  • West should make up for the knowledge of the essence of China-Arab cooperation

    China has provided a reference for the Arab world with its own stable and sustained development. What China can do, the Arab countries must be able to do as well.

    By Ding Gang | 2022/12/14 15:30:15
  • Presence of Made-in-China, popularity of Chinese language in Saudi Arabia indicate closeness of ties

    The more tangible benefits that made-in-China and China's constructions bring to local people, the more popular the China-proposed concept of win-win development and cooperation will become in the region.

    By Yu Jincui and Xing Xiaojing | 2022/12/14 0:41:22
  • US should heed Africa's needs to make strategy work

    Each country has its unique benefit it brings to the continent. But it is widely accepted that improvement in US-China relations is better for the continent because addressing some of the structural issues at major multilateral platforms require both countries reaching consensus.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/13 21:34:31
  • China's engagement with African countries helps empower local economies

    There is work to be done to raise the public discourse, bearing in mind that Chinese engagement is uneven, heterogenous and sometimes lacks nuanced communication.

    By Mikaela Nhondo Erskog | 2022/12/13 21:02:06
  • Africa needs a partner not a boss

    An uphill task, for Africa and China are matching to a similar beat when it comes to accelerating development. Their developmental paths are interlinked and intertwined on common ground with common vital interests that will last for generations to come.

    By Joyce Chimbi | 2022/12/12 20:05:29
  • Bracing for the coldest winter ever, will Europe finally seek autonomy?

    Europe has now fallen from being a post-war example of prosperity, stability and integration to the front line of geopolitical conflicts, where the "wounds" of the Ukraine crisis continue to bleed.

    By Xin Ping | 2022/12/12 19:33:27
  • Meng's case shows US' hypocrisy and Canada's complicity

    The continued push for American hegemony is doomed to be unpopular, and those who are accomplices to it will inevitably reap the consequences.

    By Jia Zuping | 2022/12/12 19:04:07
  • China-Arab summits constitute the real wealth of global political civilization

    The Middle East region just witnessed the holding of three high-level events with China, which are the first of their kind in history, in terms of the magnitude of the event and the partnerships promised for all participating parties.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/12 6:39:41
  • Rules for thee, not for me

    WTO's appeal mechanism is not functioning because of US obstruction

    By Chen Xia | 2022/12/11 19:27:45
  • Japan eyes military deployment hyping tensions

    Japan should seriously reflect on its history of aggression, respect the security concerns of its Asian neighbors, speak and act prudently in the military and security fields, and do more things conducive to maintaining regional peace and stability.

    By Sun Xihui | 2022/12/11 20:03:55
  • Summits indicate depth of desire to strengthen ties between China and Arab states

    The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping is very important, as it implies the depth of the desire to strengthen relations between China and the Kingdom.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/10 0:04:53
  • Pursuit of reunification always mainstream value of whole Chinese nation

    The motherland must and will be reunified. This has been determined by the time and trend of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

    By Gui Hang | 2022/12/9 21:42:10
  • Arabs see China as a force for stability, balance and security

    The Arabs view China's global development and security initiatives as positive contributions to stabilizing and improving the world system.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/9 16:51:56
  • Meta's report on fake accounts reveals tip of iceberg of US 'color revolution' tactic

    The US military has always attached great importance to the strategic value of the internet, especially its "offensive use."

    By Shen Yi | 2022/12/8 22:13:51
  • Europe needs to focus more on itself rather than lobbying others on security

    Germany and Europe should not impose their position on others and should not think that the truth is in their own hands.

    By Fei Xue | 2022/12/8 20:11:20
  • BRI in harmony with Saudi Vision 2030: Saudi scholar

    It is expected that at the recent summits in the Arab region with China there will be a desire for closer economic relations between the two sides that have equal importance at the present time in strengthening Chinese-Arab relations.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/8 18:47:40
  • Summits set epoch-making milestone in history of China-Arab ties: Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia

    The China-Arab States Summit, the China-GCC Summit and President Xi's state visit to Saudi Arabia are a major move of the head-of-state diplomacy of China's new journey for major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, and a major pioneering undertaking in new China's Middle East diplomacy.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/7 22:08:18
  • In global supply chain restructuring, China's advantage is manpower

    In the aspects of the competition in manufacturing in the major industrial countries that China already has a leading position, it is because in those aspects, human resources have won.

    By Ding Gang | 2022/12/7 19:31:32
  • Be it a show or sincere help, African countries can see through the US

    The images of China and the US in the eyes of African countries also have a functional role in making it clear to more countries that China is much more reliable, much more trustworthy, and much more predictable than the US.

    By Fei Xue | 2022/12/7 17:58:03
  • Chinese model offers an alternative from Western model with more certainty and quicker decision-making

    The Chinese model has proven itself in lifting hundreds of millions from poverty and looks appealing to many. It offers less uncertainty, fewer constraints and quicker decision-making.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/6 19:29:59
  • The first China-Arab summit is a strategic choice for both sides

    The comprehensive, multi-level and wide-ranging cooperation pattern between China and Arab countries are needed.

    By Wang Guangda | 2022/12/6 17:30:06
  • The UK is merely the first victim of the chaos the US is creating in Europe

    The UK therefore became the first victim of the current chaos that US policy is creating in Europe. But unless European governments show some independence from the US it will be far from the last.

    By John Ross | 2022/12/6 16:10:22
  • BBC's false reports on China – Time to focus on facts and truth

    Being one of the most influential media outlets in the world, the BBC should return to impartial and truthful reporting and provide facts to its audience. Instead of trying to dig deep for “evidence” to prove its presumption of China's “guilt”, the BBC should do better by dropping its selective representation and presenting the real China.

    By Yi Fan | 2022/12/5 20:36:57
  • Transatlantic alliance eroded by trust crisis as US promotes 'American First'

    In the past, the Europeans often deluded themselves, imagining that the US will change its mind one day. It is very likely that many Europeans still have this mentality even today. However, they will wake up sooner or later. The "America First" policy endorsed by Washington will only be further strengthened in the future.

    By Zheng Chunrong | 2022/12/5 20:26:59
  • How far Europe is away from a sustainable security architecture

    Germany and France have changed their tone on the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In June, Macron said it is vital that Russia is not humiliated so that when the fighting stops in Ukraine a diplomatic solution can be found. In October, Marcon said that Paris would not trigger a nuclear response if Russia launched such a strike "in Ukraine or in the region."

    By Cui Heng | 2022/12/5 20:16:03
  • Canada's capability does not match its ambitions in Asia-Pacific

    Canada has great ambitions in the Asia-Pacific, however, its asymmetrical capability, misjudgment of regional dynamic reality and aggressive tones toward China have pushed it away from engaging and being accepted by regional states. Its policy that entirely depends on and follows US also harms its interests.

    By Xu Yanzhuo | 2022/12/5 18:45:28
  • Chinese path to modernization marks the end to 'The End of History' thesis

    Instead of mirroring the West, China has doubled down on its commitment to globalization, and indeed to a deeper and "higher quality" globalization that prioritizes the development that the Global South hungers for.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/5 18:01:42
  • India-US drill near LAC exposes US' belligerence

    Washington hopes that India could be such an agent in this regard, it also hopes Japan could act like one as well. It wishes that more Asia-Pacific countries could be US agent. In that case, the US no longer needs to do the dirty works itself. Therefore, both China and other regional countries should be vigilant against Washington's tactics and avoid becoming the victim of US' maintenance of global hegemony.

    By Fei Xue | 2022/12/4 20:09:34
  • Chinese socialism's success creates an enduring alternative to globalism

    Only socialism can save the future: Unlike globalism, socialism is able to combine scientific, technical, and technological progress with the interests of a broad majority of the people. China, together with a number of other socialist countries, clearly demonstrates how this is done, and the Chinese experience is unique and important for humankind.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/4 18:08:37
  • Washington's inability, Wall Street profit – What led Americans to learn to stop worrying and love the coronavirus

    News in America is never just about the news. As with everything else in the Greatest Country on Earth, news - or what goes by that name - is political. It is a key element of bourgeois propaganda, a means of controlling the masses.

    By Maitreya Bhakal | 2022/12/3 15:45:11
  • China-UK relations should be defined by cooperation, not 'systemic challenge'

    Instead of framing bilateral ties with the narrative of "systemic challenge," the more reasonable and wiser choice for the Sunak government is to build on the momentum of cooperation nurtured in the "golden era" and work with China on the basis of mutual respect to deliver a better life for people of both countries.

    By Yi Fan | 2022/12/2 19:06:18
  • Lessons from COP27: Enhance cooperation of Global South when developed countries continue to default duty

    The climate crisis demands urgent solutions, but the recently concluded COP27 did not produce the necessary results.

    By Marco Fernandes | 2022/12/2 13:43:09
  • China-EU relations can be improved if we look at the big picture of the world: Global Times editorial

    We hope that Europe will transcend the Cold War mentality and ideological confrontation, go beyond institutional confrontation, and oppose all forms of the "new cold war."

    By Global Times | 2022/12/2 0:47:58
  • COP27 heralds a trend that historical injustices will be amended

    If COP27 is a sign of things to come, there is no doubt that the world is entering a new era, an era where the Global North will be required to make amends for historical injustices and it has started with the pressing issue of climate change.

    By Joyce Chimbi | 2022/12/1 19:32:18
  • Multipolarity to prevail despite US' 'decoupling' push

    European powers in particular are being subjected to tremendous pressure to "decouple" from China and Russia, but such a decoupling doesn't serve the interests of the people of Europe.

    By Carlos Martinez | 2022/12/1 18:29:16
  • Indian diplomatic shift needs stable China ties

    As two major developing countries, China and India are working to maintain their relations in a mature and wise manner.

    By Yuan Jirong | 2022/12/1 16:39:54
  • US disrupting supply chain shakes up international relations

    But when it makes this a strategic goal, it will do its best to contain China's development in the global supply chain, make every effort to keep the international supply chain in its own hands, and restructure its relations with its allies accordingly.

    By Ding Gang | 2022/11/30 22:06:08
  • Working with China can build better outcomes

    They assume that China wants to be militarily aggressive. But history doesn't really support that view. That's a view that a lot of people in the West hold. But the question is: Is it right?

    By Global Times | 2022/11/30 15:01:11
  • Sunak can't engage China by parroting the US' will

    Rishi Sunak's call for constructive ties with China sound hollow. If the PM is serious about such, he needs to show it with actions and not merely words, as currently he is pursuing an position wherein China is an enemy on one day, then is to be engaged another.

    By James Smith | 2022/11/29 20:55:35
  • National security law for Hong Kong must be fully and accurately enforced

    A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China's State Council said on Monday that the Central People's Government recently issued an official request to the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee, asking him to submit a report on the HKSAR's performance of its duty to safeguard national security, including the work of the region's Committee for Safeguarding National Security, in accordance with the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR (national security law for Hong Kong).

    By Global Times | 2022/11/29 20:06:18
  • China's success gives Africans another option beyond Western one

    Africa should see China as an important source of inspiration in the fight to eradicate absolute poverty.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/29 19:44:44
  • America First will push EU more inclined to cooperate with China

    Washington's recent moves against EU's interests has made Brussels aware that following US' steps is not in line with Europe's interests. Michel's visit to China is a signal: America First will push EU more inclined with cooperating with China.

    By Lu Xue | 2022/11/29 19:16:50
  • West unlikely to succeed in weaning New Delhi away from Moscow

    Is the West likely to succeed in weaning India away from Russia? Most of Western nations have been busy in attempting to ensure India's course correction. But this has only made New Delhi all the firmer about its “strategic autonomy.”

    By Swaran Singh | 2022/11/28 19:58:44
  • Asia is indispensable for West to revitalize

    German Chancellor Scholz has paid consecutive visits to Asia, which is of course due to the need of national interests. Asia's role to the West is changing essentially. Germany feels such changes & it will not be the only country to do so.

    By Song Luzheng | 2022/11/28 19:06:42
  • Global South's era for fair governance has come

    Be it as it may, the development brings to an end the thorny issue that has been one of the most contentious on the negotiating table. It has also brought to the fore the question: Is Africa, Asia and South America finally exerting its influence in the governance of the world? How will the Global South shape the globe in the future?

    By Mark Kapchanga | 2022/11/28 18:27:00
  • China's global governance offers a much-needed alternative to West's hollow promises: Malaysian scholar

    Unlike the developed West, China has multiplied its economy, alleviated poverty and delivered its people “moderate prosperity” entirely without colonial exploitation.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/27 20:42:55
  • China-Cuba deepening friendship conforms to reality, shows solidarity

    China and Cuba are both socialist countries, and share a wide range of views on state and global governance, which is an important foundation of their special and friendly relations.

    By Pan Deng | 2022/11/27 16:46:02
  • Macron's visit shows US' intent to rope France into its political agenda, unlikely to achieve substantive breakthroughs

    French President Emmanuel Macron will be hosted by US President Joe Biden next week in a rare state visit aimed at highlighting Franco-American friendship rather than the bitter economic competition between the two sides of the Atlantic, Reuters reported. US magazine Barron's noted that Macron will be the first French president to have been offered two state visits, the highest level of diplomatic protocol.

    By Lu Xue | 2022/11/26 20:00:35
  • US push for hot war with nuclear powers a terrifying prospect

    Whichever president is in power, the US continues to prioritize its aggressive geopolitical agenda over solving the climate crisis.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/25 21:16:18
  • Illusion of Western anti-China unity is fragile

    No matter how certain forces criticize Berlin, it is hard to stop more and more countries from cooperating with China. This shows that the supposed anti-China unity formed by the US is incredibly fragile.

    By Fei Xue | 2022/11/24 20:25:20
  • AP Ukraine error shows that narratives come first, facts last, in US reporting

    AP's Ukraine error shows that “narrative first, facts last” – And on this premise China has been subject to a sporadic demonization campaign with the US government often pulling the strings.

    By Michael White | 2022/11/24 20:00:04
  • China should fight Western smears by using UN mechanisms

    If NGOs meddle in national security, that's a red line. It is within the right of a government to investigate whether these NGOs are there for the purpose of undermining the social order in the country.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/24 19:03:13
  • US social media, or the Ministry of Truth?

    After acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk proclaimed in a tweet, "The bird is freed." It may have cheered up some users. But the glee is a bubble of self-delusion. Beyond the enormous flow of online comments and the watchful eyes of platforms such as Twitter and Meta, the US authorities have never blinked.

    By Xin Ping | 2022/11/24 16:06:03
  • America needs to work on improving itself, rather than blaming others

    How can America criticize China for not being a democracy when we ourselves can't run a trustworthy election?

    By Global Times | 2022/11/23 20:18:39
  • China-Australia ties cannot reset on makeshift policy

    Makeshift moves that lack sincerity may bring short-term interests, but it will seriously damage the hard-won trust between the two countries, especially between the two peoples, and cost the future development of relations between the two countries dearly. Chinese people sincerely hope that Australia's willingness to improve China-Australia relations this time is sincere, and they hope that the Australian government will take history as a mirror and cherish the hard-won equality and mutually beneficial cooperation so as to benefit the two peoples.

    By Yu Lei | 2022/11/23 19:41:09
  • US manufacturing causes economic, spiritual decline

    Some Europeans look at China with a sense of superiority. The question is not what facilities China wants “to control” in Europe, but whether Europeans can get back the working spirit that once brought Europe to development.

    By Ding Gang | 2022/11/23 19:01:40
  • In pushing back against US, EU should not let US trample on its interests

    While it is true the EU will continue to share a close ideological and cultural affinity with the US, significant differences remain at play on how to approach China. The EU must ultimately strengthen its own sense of strategic autonomy and geopolitical clout in securing an independent relationship with China, for if not the US will continue to unilaterally trample on the EU's interests in the pursuit of its own goals. The EU may work with the US, but the US ought not to own Europe as it rolls back globalization and burns bridges in the view of pushing ideological confrontation.

    By Alexander Taylor | 2022/11/23 18:38:55
  • US can hardly find other kit other than coercion in its toolbox for Gulf countries

    The US playbook is all too familiar: attempting to coerce Gulf countries to take sides, and interfering in their diplomatic and domestic affairs. But the times when the Gulf countries echoed whatever the US said have gone.

    By Ai Jun | 2022/11/22 20:23:41
  • Rules of China-US interaction show key changes

    The pressure of choice in on the US. It is unclear whether the US will act responsibly, pursue the Cold War route, or take extreme risks to turn Taiwan into the second Ukraine. It is where the future structural risks of China-US relations lie.

    By Tian Feilong | 2022/11/22 19:53:50
  • Path of political, economic development of socialism with Chinese characteristics key to transformation

    As I'm a citizen of a European country, my dream and wish is that EU leaders can dispel their doubts about China and have in-depth discussions with the CPC in order to find a common basis for cooperation.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/22 16:05:51
  • Summers offers prescription to US woes, but hard for American elites to take it

    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.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/21 22:28:37
  • Asia-Pacific's continued success and prosperity hinges on unity against challenges

    Overall, the world is in a new period of turbulent change, and development and peace in the Asia-Pacific region are facing new challenges now. As an important power in the region, China has the responsibility to proactively participate, maintain, and shape a security environment conducive to development for the region, and to jointly build a better home in the Asia-Pacific region with lasting peace, sustainable development, and eco-friendliness in a positive interaction with neighboring countries.

    By Wu Chunsi | 2022/11/21 19:13:50
  • How can Asia reject the Thucydides Trap

    In the past, the status of major power was won through wars, such as the British empire, the US and the Soviet Union. But now, whether a country can be defined as a major power depends on whether it has the ability and will to provide enough international public goods to the region and the world. Achieving sustainable rise by providing international public goods is what differentiates China and other major powers in the past. Asian peace can be secured with more international public goods.

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2022/11/21 19:08:59
  • Wafer Fab veto shows 'little Britain' subservient to US will

    China invests, Britain accepts, Washington intervenes, and then Britain U-turns. How are you supposed to do business with a country like this? What kind of message does it send to the world?

    By James Smith | 2022/11/21 17:46:12
  • Uncaged

    Musk lifts Donald Trump's Twitter ban

    By Liu Rui | 2022/11/20 20:09:43
  • US not in a position to force allies to take sides

    Most US allies and partners do not want to choose sides between China and US, and dare not and cannot fully follow the US in restricting China. This reflects the reality of China's strength and influence & decline of US influence.

    By Sun Xihui | 2022/11/20 20:06:04
  • NATO drill with five aircraft carriers displays hypocrisy rather than unity in the alliance

    The so-called unity, cohesion, and ironclad commitment to the stability of the participants of the exercise are founded on quicksand. They come together out of political correctness, not sincerity.

    By Ai Jun | 2022/11/20 18:30:27
  • Patterns of China's history provide valuable lessons on good governance

    If other nations choose to study China with an open mind, they would learn much to value and adopt. The history of China embraces the longest continuous civilization in the world. The patterns of history of China provide valuable lessons about good governance.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/20 18:11:51
  • Fraught AUKUS impedes momentum of better China-Australia ties

    As leaders of major countries in the region and the world met in the Asia-Pacific, AUKUS, the trilateral security pact between the US, UK, and Australia, has suddenly become a hot topic for discussion again.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/19 20:14:03
  • Who has disturbed the tranquil waters of the Taiwan Straits?

    To ensure a positive outcome, the US should create an enabling atmosphere through actions. Against this backdrop, the White House cannot be heedless of the Capitol. It is incumbent upon the US to keep a tight rein on Congress, and to hold back the turbulent tides crashing onto the rocks of the Taiwan Straits.

    By Gui Hang | 2022/11/18 20:11:44
  • Absence of red wave in midterms not a vote of confidence in Biden's agenda

    It is hard to square this reality with the general attitude emanating from the White House, that somehow Democrats actually won anything. They outperformed expectations relative to the most recent polls that came out prior to the election but they still lost the House. This does not legitimize the president or his agenda but indicates sufficient disagreement with it to change the power dynamic in Congress.

    By Bradley Blankenship | 2022/11/18 13:15:04
  • As allies engage China, US needs to find balance between goals and reality

    China has the tolerance of a great power. If the US and its allies are not challenging China on core interests, China will politely and sincerely give them some time to come around and look forward to more cooperation in the future.

    By Fei Xue | 2022/11/17 22:40:57
  • Influence in Asia-Pacific does not come via coercion

    Whether the US is the best partner of the Asia-Pacific region, it is not dependent on what Vice President Kamala Harris will say at the APEC meeting; rather, all countries in this region have a steelyard in their hearts. The real scale on the steelyard is the technology, capital and market support that the US provides to the region, not the language Harris uses. Everyone knows what kind of geopolitical goals the US harbors in the Asia-Pacific region, but is at a loss as to what tangible benefits the US can bring to the region.

    By Hu Xijin | 2022/11/17 22:12:58
  • Summits represent historic recognition of Asian wisdom

    Focusing on the "Asian moment," the Global Times will invite several foreign scholars to discuss how Asian countries can contribute "Asian wisdom" to the world amid unprecedented changes unseen in a century.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/17 19:32:14
  • Can Australia shake off the influence of 'White Man's Media' to improve China ties?

    The Australian government's hostility towards China was supported and encouraged by poorly-informed media that is heavily influenced by a Washington-centric view of the world. Hopefully the Xi-Albanese meeting will start to put relations back on track.

    By John Menadue | 2022/11/17 18:56:14
  • In 'Asian moment,' ASEAN acts as bridge to an open and connected world

    The messages from the themes of the three recent summits hosted by ASEAN countries are loud and clear: The world must remain open, connected and together. ASEAN serves as the bridge in the Asian moment.

    By Koh King Kee | 2022/11/17 18:29:04
  • Western elites could consider eating less meat if they are truly concerned with food crisis, climate change

    When the West is dealing with climate change and food security, it cannot rob the poor to feed the rich.

    By Guo Tian | 2022/11/16 20:21:19
  • US nuclear strategy gravely threatens global security

    The US nuclear strategy undermines strategic mutual trust among major powers, raises the risk of nuclear conflict, stimulates a nuclear arms race and undermines the international nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament system.

    By Kong Jun | 2022/11/16 18:25:48
  • Shouldering the 'Asian moment' for all

    The Asian moment is not and must not just be a laurel of glory to be rested upon, instead it must be a duty to be diligently hoisted and fulfilled by all in Asia. Only then would peace and prosperity be achieved in common.

    By Ei Sun Oh | 2022/11/16 18:10:49
  • US needs to understand reality of China's development

    After the Xi-Biden meeting, it would be good for the world and for both China and the US, if US policymakers could look in the right direction and think about the words of the Chinese leader.

    By Ding Gang | 2022/11/16 16:20:22
  • Somalia should not take sides with US against China over the Xinjiang issue

    My advice to a developing country like Somalia is that it should have voted alongside China or abstained in the voting, because it needs more friends than enemies to spur its reconstruction, security and economic development to improve its people's livelihoods.

    By Abdallahi Mohamed | 2022/11/16 2:20:14
  • Many countries see their future in connecting to the East: former World Bank economist

    As the dollar hegemony is losing strength, many countries see their future in the East, in cooperating and connecting to the East, to China and the SCO.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/15 19:57:17
  • Key change on the back of China's initiatives is the emergence of a credible alternative

    ASEAN is at the heart of a region of the global economy that is demonstrating some of the highest growth rates in the world.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/15 18:59:07
  • The 'Asian moment' is hope and promise of a better world for all working people

    We see in the world today not just an Asian Moment, but the beginning of a new era, in which the countries of Asia, with China at this point playing a leading role, return to the place of prominence which they held for so many centuries prior to the brief age of Western imperialist ascendancy.

    By Ken Hammond | 2022/11/15 15:19:37
  • Dominative mentality of US, its allies must be countered with power of solidarity of East

    This dominative and hegemonic mentality of the Global North deserves to be countered with the power of mutual aid and solidarity for more solidity of the East.

    By Veronika S. Saraswati | 2022/11/14 20:07:39
  • Compared with China, US has little resonance in developing world: Martin Jacques

    So what does the future hold? America will not be able to contain China. The latter will remain deeply connected with the world. China's greatest strength is the close relationship it has built with the developing world.

    By Martin Jacques | 2022/11/14 18:41:31
  • When a friend in need becomes a friend in greed – How US stabs its European allies in the back

    Ultimately, it's a European call to decide Europe's own future. Rather than relying on a "fatal friend", the EU should take serious steps for strategic autonomy and find a friend indeed rather than a friend in greed.

    By Xin Ping | 2022/11/14 14:05:53
  • Biden's concerns over Ream Naval Base exposes biased views on China-Cambodia cooperation: experts

    US President Joe Biden raised concerns over Chinese activities at the Cambodian Ream Naval Base while meeting the leader of Cambodia Hun Sen on Saturday. Experts said such concerns exposed US' double standard and prejudiced views through “colored spectacles” on China-Cambodia cooperation.

    By Zhang Changyue | 2022/11/14 2:01:05
  • Summitry represents historic recognition of Asian wisdom

    These four summits in Asia represent that historic recognition of Asian wisdom.

    By Swaran Singh | 2022/11/13 16:53:38
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