When one walks or drives around Lhasa, the capital of the Xizang Autonomous Region in China, one notices a unique phenomenon. Teams of workers are on the slopes of the mountains to the north and south of the river valley in which Lhasa is located.
As Japan is preparing to dump more than a million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean in summer this year, Pacific Island Countries are pushing back against Japan's plan.
The US' priority No.1 is China. As NATO members, Sweden and Finland will be unable to walk on two legs in the future, a Western and a Non-Western, and will decline and fall with the West – the US Empire and NATO in particular.
Under numerous banners – ranging from democracy to human rights and anti-terrorism – the US has launched numerous wars. The terrible crimes the US committed in the wars show just how evil the country's foreign policy is.
The US, like Two-Face in the Batman comics, is a character of duality in world politics. It claims to represent justice and good, while committing numerous crimes driven by the devil in its soul.
Meta was fined a "hefty penalty" for "transferring user data" to the US.
In order to promote the constructive transformation of Japan, it is necessary to make comprehensive and systematic layout. Otherwise, no matter who comes to power in Japan, the tone of the national security strategy and the stalemate in China-Japan relations are difficult to fundamentally change.
In sum, US foreign policy under President Joe Biden reminds people of a very advanced and highly sophisticated smartphone that has a rather weak battery, which is not really energy efficient.
Anti-China narratives start in the US. Australia follows. Vilification can be used as a means to manufacture consent for war, to create hatred and make the opponent evil. Australia does not seem to learn that war does not serve us.
Japan continues to hype “China threat” theory in its annual defense white paper after the G7 summit that witnessed intensive activities to smear and attack China. This, according to Chinese observers, further revealed Japan's conspiracy to collaborate and hijack other countries and regions to confront China.
What struck me the most was not the huge difference between poverty and affluence but the attitude of young people toward work and life. In China, young people have the ambition and opportunity to seize the light. This is the key to China's economic tenacity.
Understanding more fully the long-lasting consequences of US interference, intervention, and occupation in the past may help the world understand better the necessity to speak up, oppose, and prevent this interference, intervention, and military occupation by the US today.
The one-China principle has played and will always play the most important part in any Taiwan-related issues. Today, it is exactly because of the DPP's reckless refusal to acknowledge this principle that Taiwan has been rejected again for the seventh consecutive time since Tsai Ing-wen came to power.
I believe that by increasing our cooperation, and making it as strong as it can be, we are going to be helping China and helping others. So I believe there is a great opportunity in front of us. It is up to us, China and to the IAEA to seize it.
As the US debt default enters the "countdown", Biden and the Republicans are still engaged in "extreme tug-of-war".
“When you arrive in Xizang, you realize that everything is different from what you have heard in the media,” said Abdilahi Ismail Abdilahi from Somalia, a teacher at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, who was impressed by the green mountains and modern buildings during his visit to Lyingchi and Lhasa in Xizang earlier this month.
Quitting the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative would be a self-boycott attitude undertaken by Italy, not China. It will be a clear demonstration of strong political weakness of Italian Republic. The pressure toward Italy on BRI has to do exclusively with the US strategic agenda and its interests.
No matter how rich and prosperous, a nation without independence cannot be subject to any behavior before the humanity at a higher level than serving.
It isn't China that's being economically coercive, but others. The allegations about China conducting forced labor were wrong, while forced labor is proven to be going on in the US and is legally enshrined in the US Constitution. The things you hear about China from Western media may not be true.
G7 countries are at odds with each other both in appearance and in heart.
The global south says "no" to the west.
The G7, as a clique formed for their own interests, is actually unable to afford the maintenance of a rational global order, so this kind of clique may be further and further away from the vast number of developing countries which are expected to play an active role in the world.
The US is provoking South Korea as a proxy or a pretext to escalate against China. Essentially, the key point is that South Korea does not have strategic independence.
The US has always regarded itself as the "city upon the hill," a role model to the world. But the US is now facing many problems and is not a role model any more in many aspects; instead, it has become a "problem" for the world. This basic reality tells people that anyone who wants to isolate China in the region will end up isolating itself and being isolated.
China has deeply integrated into the global economy and risen to be the world's second-largest economy over recent decades. The country has made unremitting efforts to contribute to the development of other countries, especially as the world witnesses growing challenges, alongside threats of decoupling fueled by a zero-sum mentality as advocated by some countries.
Multipolar organizations such as BRICS and the SCO have begun to play a greater role in the global systemic transition over the past decade, which has challenged the dominance of Western-centric ones like the G7 and NATO over international relations.
The US state of Montana has taken the drastic step of banning the popular social media app TikTok within its borders. Enforcement will begin January 1, 2024, presuming the law is valid
The Cross-Strait Peaceful Development Forum issued a statement opposing “Taiwan independence” and called for an effort to remove the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from power on Saturday.
The G7 Hiroshima Leaders' Communiqué released at the G7 Hiroshima summit are self-contradictory in terms of its stance toward China, while attempting to be tough in its general tone. Its wording is obviously dominated by the US. Although the US has slandered China for "genocide" in Xinjiang, the G7 communiqué did not follow up on this. However, the US accused China of so-called "economic coercion," and the G7 summit documents talked about "economic coercion" in a way that clearly alluded to China. While the G7 communiqué claimed not to seek decoupling from China, it sought to "de-risk," protect certain "advanced technologies" and "reduce excessive dependencies in our critical supply chains."
On Saturday morning, during his Hiroshima visit, US President Joe Biden tweeted, "The G7 is more united than ever." The rhetoric, amid the ongoing summit which has been filled with dramas, rang an ironic tone.
The US' reputation has already been dented by the cancellation of Biden's South Pacific trip. It's hard to claim that the US is an all-powerful leader of the “democratic world” and enforcer of the “rules-based international order” when it can't seem to get its own house sorted out.
Global Times asked former officials and scholars of Central Asian countries and Russia about their views on the summit, as well as their understanding of China-Central Asia relations.
The hypocrisy of US accusations that China is threatening the world with espionage in the post-Snowden era is staggering.
In the long run, China may be the best choice to mediate the Russia-Ukraine conflict. China is a major country with good relations and the ability to communicate with both sides. China has the power and qualifications to serve as a mediator.
Ten years since the Edward Snowden leaks, many countries – especially those most friendly to the White House – still are unable to escape Big Brother's monitoring and surveillance.
The age of unilateral regime change operations must come to a hard end as we enter a decade past the heroic efforts of Edward Snowden. It's high time that the international community says no to Washington's unending global surveillance.
Within the framework of the C+C5 mechanism, the probability of solving various kinds of strategic issues that go beyond the individual states of the region increases. It is believed that C+C5 is a more effective mechanism for bilateral ties.
China's approach to building inter-country and interregional ties is qualitatively different from the approach of representatives of the Western elite "club."
The US aims to get the G7 summit to call out what it describes as China's “economic coercion,” a terminology invented exclusively for the application of China alone and doesn't apply to the US-led West's use of crippling sanctions against others.
The diplomacy of modern China is global in scope and is a complex combination of a wide variety of traditional and new methods and mechanisms.
The China-Central Asia Summit is expected to deepen relations, strengthen cooperation, improve China-Central Asia cooperation mechanisms, and promote the construction of a closer China-Central Asia community with a shared future.
Some in the US are hysterical about maintaining a unipolar world which has never existed. Reality proves them wrong. Where does Europe stand in this multi-polar world? As one of the major forces, Europe is expected to offer its own answer.
There's a pattern: Western media say one thing, China denies it, and then, over a period of time, what China said was true turns out to be true. These stories of “secret Chinese police stations” are the same sensational misrepresentations.
Why are China-Central Asia relations enhancing? What is the basis of this development?
Unofficial vote counting in Thailand's general election showed opposition parties would secure the majority of seats in the House of Representatives, or the lower house of parliament, according to the country's Election Commission on Monday. Experts said that this dramatic change in the political landscape is due to the younger demographic structure of voters and changes in political and social trends. But they said no matter who comes to power, China-Thai relations will not be affected.
No good will come of her visit, other than perhaps to entrench the feeling within China that reunification with Taiwan should occur sooner rather than later. Liz Truss is not the person to be dealing with a highly volatile diplomatic situation.
It is because the US has long recklessly interfered with and stirred up the situation in Latin America, as well as planted the "roots" of poverty and violence there, that caused today's chaotic situation regarding illegal immigration.
One would expect that the upcoming summit will open a new page in China-Central Asia relations and bring good news for all neighbors of this important region.
State officials are "kicking the ball" on immigration
Two Russian military commanders, including a brigade commander, were killed in fierce combat near the frontline hotspot of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine. Their deaths reflect the increasing brutality of the Ukraine war. The Ukrainian army has recently received a lot of new weapons from NATO countries, and the Russian army may face greater challenges in the upcoming battles.
What harm will it cause to the Pacific island countries and local residents if the contaminated water is discharged into the Pacific Ocean by Japan? What efforts has the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) made to stop Japan?
Looking back at China-Central Asia relations, adhering to independent values, reflected in transcending geopolitical thinking, is an important experience.
Unipolarity has been the Dutch Disease of US foreign policy. Under unipolar order, the only restraint is self-restraint, which the US has never been good at. In resisting multipolarity, the US is ultimately waging war on reality.
However, the US is determined to maintain hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region, and does not hesitate to suppress and contain China by encouraging bloc confrontation, undermining regional economic cooperation, and pushing for a new Cold War.
The recent visits of Chinese Vice President Han Zheng as well as State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang to Europe have again started a new wave of exchanges and dialogues between China and the Europe, sending positive signals of strategic communication between China on one side and Germany and Europe on the other.
Recently, officials of the Biden administration have frequently sent out signals to strengthen communication and resume dialogue with China. At the same time, US Congress has continued its consistent anti-China approach
There's a heated debate in the US nowadays about the future of global affairs. Some believe that what's been described as their country's unipolar moment is ending and giving way to multipolarity, while others believe that the US remains the world's most comprehensively powerful country by far.
We are at a historic moment. Until very recently, modernity was virtually synonymous with the West. Indeed, the West believed - and still does - that there was only one form of modernity and that was Western modernity.
The atmosphere in China-South Korea relations is not very good these days. This is a result of Seoul's attempts to return to the diplomatic attitude of the Cold War and its frequent suspected interference in China's internal affairs.
ChatGPT's biggest flaw is that it has no emotions. For example, it cannot write the emotional and political commentary of the time that Dickens wrote at the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness."
Australia will hold the 2023 Quad summit in Sydney on May 24, the third leaders' meeting of the US, Japan, India and Australia. As a crucial part of the US "Indo-Pacific Strategy," the expansion of the Quad has received widespread attention, with Japan and ASEAN members being frequently mentioned as possible additions.
Recently, the US seems to have shifted its position from opposing to recognizing China's role in promoting peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.
Accusing China of interfering in Canada's internal affairs? Canada is really painting China in its own ugly image.
For those who really care about the island, it is helpful to know that the US-Taiwan relationship is not so much patron-client as it is a bully-victim relationship. A good resolution of the Taiwan question is one that serves the fundamental interests of the ordinary people in Taiwan.
For the world order to be truly multipolar, the Arabs must coalesce and unite as one pole in it.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang made his maiden visit to Pakistan from May 5 to 6. Besides meeting with the top officials of Pakistan, the visit covered an extensive agenda: During the visit, Qin attended the Fifth China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Minister's Dialogue in Islamabad on May 6
Affected by historical and territorial issues, Japan-South Korea relations have been in constant discord and friction. However, since Yoon Suk-yeol took office, Seoul has been working hard to improve relations with Japan.
As China-US tensions have boiled over the island of Taiwan and the Ukraine crisis, Southeast Asia has kept proactive diplomacy. Global Times (GT) reporters Wang Wenwen and Bai Yunyi talked to Mahathir bin Mohamad (Mahathir), former prime minister of Malaysia, about his views on China-US relations and the global impact of the Ukraine crisis. Mahathir, who is vocal against the West, has kept a very particular place in Malaysia's history and been an influential senior statesman in Southeast Asia. He has constantly spoken up about China-US relations.
Apparently, the relationship between Japan and South Korea is rapidly warming up. After South Korea President Yoon Suk-yeol visited Japan in March, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is scheduled to visit South Korea from Sunday to Monday, seeking to revive the "shuttle diplomacy" between the two heads of state.
A rational observer can see that this is empty talk, without foundation in reality. To use my earlier distinction, this talk is very much part of the “superstructure.”
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang is visiting Pakistan and attending the China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue in Pakistan, a meeting conducive to building consensus and injecting stability and positive energy into the uncertain international situation.
The Chinese edition of Voice of America (VOA) recently published an opinion piece, whose title could be translated as “Touting Chinese modernization, is the Communist Party of China (CPC) making the international community really 'understand China' this time?” Against the backdrop of the interpretation and promotion of the concept of “Chinese modernization” during two recent conferences held in China – the Lanting Forum and the “Understanding China-Greater Bay Area Dialogue,” the VOA article put forward an absurd point of view: The emergence and promotion of Chinese modernization aim to achieve the effect of denying the principles and standards of Western modernization and constructing China's own set of so-called modernization standards and system, even though the Chinese authorities don't claim so.
The US has long been trying to convince the residents of Taiwan island that America cares first and foremost for the safety and welfare of the islanders, and that if they choose independence over reunification in one China, the US will always stand ready to share their sacrifices. So, it may come as a shock when the islanders realize that America's only interest in the island since 1949 has been the terrain which they occupy, not its people.
The difference between people's lived experience and US propaganda has never been starker. Despite the US' best efforts to malign China, China keeps making friends and partners across the globe.
Political elites in the US would like you to believe that America is - and has always been - a force for good around the world. At the same time, those elites want you to think that China is sinking in popularity across the globe. Both hyperbole-laced statements align well with the simplified view of good and evil that the West disseminates on a daily basis.
If the war in Ukraine does not stop sooner, it will quite likely increasingly develop toward defiance of the rules, with both sides making their most ruthless moves one step at a time.
When the European countries discuss about how to view and co-exist with China in a rational manner, there are also voices of opposition under the influence of the US.
Japan's plan to dump into the ocean has been strongly condemned by the international community. Nonetheless, Tokyo is still going its own way and speeding up the plan to make the rest of the world pay for it. What would be the global impact of Japan dumping nuclear-contaminated wastewater? Does Japan's move violate the law and infringe on the rights of relevant countries? Global Times (GT) reporter Liu Zixuan talked with Karly Burch (Burch), a sociology lecturer from the University of Auckland, who has been studying the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster for the past 12 years, over these issues.
Many coffee-producing countries still bear the slavery dregs brought by the colonizers, which has restricted the change of the economic development of these countries, continuing the legacy of coffee development.
According to Kyodo News, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to visit South Korea and meet with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, as the two countries “accelerate efforts to improve bilateral ties amid the threat from North Korea and other challenges.”
On April 27, South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol, who was on a state visit to the US, addressed a joint meeting of Congress. Judged from the content of his speech, it is clear that Yoon has already regarded the US as a leader and used the opportunity to please the US to the maximum. Considering the content of Yoon's speech and his performance in office over the last year, I would like to express a few opinions on Yoon's speech and the series of statements and actions he made during his visit to the US.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has embarked on his four-day visit to the US and is expected to meet US President Joe Biden on Monday afternoon, US time.
On March 31, 2023, the government of Japan announced that it will supplement the Wassenaar Arrangement and impose export controls on 23 types of semiconductor manufacturing equipment which were not subject to prior restrictions , including all Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) Immersion Lithography systems. The Japanese government called for public comment on the new amendment until April 29 and will devise the final rules accordingly. Such decisions by the Japanese government will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the global semiconductor industry and backfire on Japan's own domestic industry.
As a politician that acts on his own way, former Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has his insight on regional affairs and China-Philippines relations, enabling him to turn China-Philippines relations for the better and dare to say "no" to the US during his tenure.
Opposition to the US EDCA bases, especially the three additional bases that are positioned like arrowheads at Taiwan island, is far wider than Philippine mainstream media, tightly controlled by the Philippine business class tied to US financial interests, are letting on.
Though the Japanese government denied that the move is at the US' behest and did not mention whether the restrictions only target China, it is already obvious that Japan has stood on the US' side regarding the China-US game centered on chips, and it is no doubt a wrong side.
After malicious attempts by some Western media outlets to spin lie of "forced labor" in Xinjiang, some Western media are trying to repeat the trick in Xizang (Tibet), first claiming that many children in Xizang have been forcefully sent to boarding school and separated from their families, later the hype of "vocational training programs" for Tibetans.
On March 31, 2023, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced its plan to revise the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA) to expand the scope of chip manufacturing equipment that requires prior approval by the METI before export. Export controls should be a tool to maintain world peace, stability, security and development instead of a curb on industrial cooperation or scientific and technological exchanges.
China does not pose an existential threat to the US, the real existential danger is "if we blunder into war," Joseph S. Nye Jr., former dean of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government who coined the term "soft power," said during the release of his new book, Soft Power and Great-Power Competition: Shifting Sands in the Balance of Power Between the United States and China, on Friday, hosted by Beijing-based think tank Center for China and Globalization (CCG). During the book release, Wang Huiyao, CCG founder and president, had a dialogue with Nye, in which Wang raised questions on behalf of Global Times. This is an excerpt of the dialogue.
Japan recently announced plans to revise its Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA) which “shall apply to inward direct investment and equivalent actions to be made on or after May 24” to impose semiconductor export restrictions, according to the Japanese Finance Ministry. The controls will cover six categories of equipment used in chip-making and 23 types of equipment used to make semiconductors.
It seems Washington has officially adopted the term "de-risking," which has been discussed frequently in Europe's political and strategic circles lately.
Exploitation of child labor is the original sin and a modern evil of the US. It exposes the institutional deficiencies of the US. The US is a bad example of child and labor rights violations.
Tibetan people are proactively learning and using the national common language for a better life.
At a time when the US, the world's largest economy, is pursuing economic nationalism and trade protectionism, the world urgently needs China to encourage "opening-up", the international public good that the world requires most today.
Moscow weathered the sanctions much better than US-allied Western Europe, whose economies dried up without Russian energy imports.
What is extraordinary, though, is how China managed to achieve this in a relatively short period via a smooth transition. The Western media tends to emphasize the "abruptness" of China dropping its "zero-COVID" policy. In fact, it is a misrepresentation of what truly has been the case, as such a policy shift came with good timing and was planned and executed appropriately. The Chinese government places priority on peoples' wellbeing first when it comes to any kind of policy making.
When I left Ximeng, I wondered how the local people would respond if I told them that American leaders always say China is a "destroyer of the world order" and "aggressive."
Yoon forgets that one of the reasons South Korea has achieved sustained prosperity is that it has effectively balanced its complex relations with all sides over the past decades.
China's attention needs to be put on its own strategic direction as well as on the "last mile" in the direction where thousands of rivers converge.
The US is regrettably determined to drag European governments into supporting its aggressive foreign policy against both Russia and China and will continue to pressure Europe to follow this divisive and harmful approach. It is clear, however, that for Europe to live in peace and prosperity, it must break free from this Cold War agenda.
China's mediation diplomacy, guided by the Global Security Initiative, has provided a new path for the resolution of the Middle East conflict and injected enduring momentum for the wave of reconciliation in the region that the world is seeing now.
A consumerist attitude toward international security and development is a strategy that will only lead to the isolation of America itself in the future.
US right now suffers from distorted syndrome.
It's time for us to question our deepest held assumptions concerning the Dalai Lama.
The defence of the "decoupling theory" is precisely rooted in the zero-sum thinking of some think tanks in the West. They use "decoupling" as a new weapon against China.
China-Australia relations have reached a most critical tipping point. A defence strategy which is purported to instigate and provoke tensions with China is apparently imprudent, and could jeopardise the hard-won outcomes achieved during the past six months.
The Pentagon leak shows the distrust that young people, Americans in the same age bracket as Jack Teixeira, have in their government and other institutions.
The fundamental logic of the world's political economy has changed, which requires corresponding changes in everyone's global outlook.
As a country with limited scale, South Korea is incapable of leaning on the US against China and Russia, nor is it necessary to please the US at the expense of other countries' interests.
If it adheres to a policy of strategic autonomy, Europe can have a unique role to play in the standoff between China and America.
France, as a whole, should protect Ambassador Lu Shaye's freedom of expression, and should not turn around and conduct political denunciations afterward. Doing so would be a disgrace to the country.
The US has created too many uncertainties in the Straits, but one certainty is that if Washington's China policy remains in the hands of China hawks, China-US relations will be thrown off course.
The US House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the US and the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) conducted an unusual war game on a cross-Taiwan Straits war with Washington think tank the Center for a New American Security.
It's time for White House officials to stop describing the US-China relationship as a "healthy competition.''
India is set to overtake China as the world's most populous nation, according to United Nations data released on April 19.
The administration of President Marcos Jr. should avoid the so-called strategic ambiguity that the US practices in relation to the "one-China" policy, in which the US says one thing and does another.
We are aiding and abetting America in doing that. We're not allied with America's interest, because what America is doing is not in America's interest.
The United Nations Population Fund has released its State of World Population Report for 2023, which says that India's population by mid-2023 is estimated at 1.4286 billion, surpassing China's 1.4257 billion and making India the world's most populous nation. Last year, China recorded its first negative population growth in nearly 61 years.
US' leadership and control over its allies are degrading, whether it uses carrots or sticks. Worse, Washington is running out of effective approaches to fix cracks on their ties. This is not only the predicament in transatlantic relations, but also an awkward moment for US diplomacy.
It's fatal to find emotionally comfortable solutions to difficult geopolitical challenges. This is the fundamental problem with AUKUS. It provides comfort by creating new bonds with one's old IAnglo-Saxon brothers. It doesn't address Australia's strategic dilemmas.
This silence underscores the truth of the matter, which is that, when it comes to the national security of the US, everyone is a target.
The Russian-Chinese cooperation on global public goods should not be perceived as an exclusive agreement between Moscow and Beijing. It should be as open as possible to other international actors - big and small, rich and poor, representing the Global South and the Global North.
It is time for the island to come home to China, peacefully, willingly and pragmatically, and to recognize the reality. Only through these means can peace and certainty be secured, and the island have a much more prosperous future.
Amid the US' hegemonic meddling in the global supply chain, the EU on Tuesday announced a 43 billion euro ($47 billion) provisional deal for its semiconductor industry, aiming to strengthen its chips sector and secure its resilience.
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Chinese people have walked a Chinese path to modernization and continue to create a development miracle, said many politicians and experts from all over the world at a forum on Wednesday in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province.
Foreign affairs are a responsibility for the commonwealth government, but states have a lot of responsibility for economic, cultural, and social matters. And so our engagement can assist in playing the ground for the commonwealth governments who resolves issues at national level with the government of China. There is some scope for other states to assist in resolving those issues.
The Tibetan community have shamelessly come out and defended themselves, as if Dalai Lama's doing these dirty things show his so-called "compassion" more than not doing them. They are shameless and insane, but I'm sorry, the world is sober and won't go crazy with them.
When Harris arrived in Africa, she might not be aware that she may be in an airport built by a Chinese company, and her convoy might be traveling on roads or bridges built by Chinese firms. In African countries, infrastructure built by Chinese companies can be seen everywhere. China has made concrete contributions to Africa's development with high-quality and efficient practical actions, which is the responsibility and duty that a great power should have.
The kowtow view is obsolete because the Eastern countries are no longer on the periphery of Western civilization but will be at the center of world civilization. Whether it is China, India, or some other Asian country, it will always be a power-sharer.
It was where all that trauma happened. That's where all the rapes, the violence, the beatings, the medical experiment have been. The residential schools were horrible places for these children and where they were brainwashed.
Japanese companies should regard China as an "innovative power" and "engineering power" rather than merely a "manufacturing country" or "consumer country," said Tetsuro Homma, the newly-elected president of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China, who also serves as the executive vice president of Panasonic Corporation, during a press conference on Tuesday.
Former Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme said he agrees with the European strategic autonomy statement made by French President Emmanuel Macron recently, as it's in the interests of Europe and its citizens that the European Union (EU) does not choose sides.
It is impossible for the US to rally multitudes to its call in a multipolar world as it did after the Cold War. The US' unipolar power no longer exists, and it should make it more adapted to other countries.
If Japan really wants to achieve a "nuclear-free world," it, first of all, should handle the nuclear-contaminated wastewater in an open, transparent, scientific and safe manner under international supervision.
Clearly European leaders recognize the importance of dialogue with China which, in the present Western mood of negativity toward China, is a positive. Talking is better than silence; though, to recall Confucius, actions are better than words.
India's reported intention to reduce its dependence on China by exploring other green sources for its new energy vehicle (NEV) sector would mean extra costs, a Chinese industry expert said, adding that it would also hinder the sector's development as India makes the transition toward green energy.
When addressing a meeting of foreign ministers of G7 in Japan on Sunday, EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said that China can play a role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict by talking directly to Ukraine while refraining from any military activity. This is a representative voice of the West in asking China to end the war the West has sponsored and provoked.
We must be brave enough to call it as we see it. No one should be above the law, not even the people we care about or idealize the most.
We want society organized to benefit all the citizens. We want governments to work in the best interests of those who need help.
China on Sunday morning successfully launched its first satellite dedicated to measuring precipitation, especially heavy rainfalls during catastrophic weather in global regions of low- and mid-latitude, which could provide a powerful tool for monitoring and forecasting of global meteorological disasters.
What on earth was the Dalai Lama thinking? A Video emerged on Twitter a few days ago of him kissing a boy and then asking the boy, who is clearly under the age of sexual consent in any person's language or culture, to suck his tongue.
Citing previously leaked documents, The Washington Post reported on Saturday that the military of the island of Taiwan is “unlikely to thwart Chinese mainland military air superiority in a cross-strait conflict,” highlighting a series of shortcomings in the Taiwan military's equipment and training. In response, the defense authority on the island of Taiwan stated that it “respects outside opinions about its military preparedness,” but military experts said the “Taiwan military” is being slapped in the face by its master, yet still has to smile.
The purpose of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Vietnam is crystal clear - to drive a wedge between China and Vietnam as well as the rest of the region.
With the world increasingly awakening from the spell of US hegemony, the US is isolating itself more and more in the international community. Such a trend has apparently worried some US political elites.
Japan should face up to this responsibility and this reality instead of simply making the problems "out of sight, out of mind."
The Montana House of Representatives on April 14 approved a total ban on TikTok inside the state, making it the first US state to pass legislation banning TikTok on personal devices.
Regardless of Germany or Europe, the core part of the relationship with China is economic cooperation.
In Asia, who can US imperialism rope in in terms of their own sovereignty? Who can resist the US pressure?
Who shall pay the price for the anti-intellectual, militarist policy that stands no chance to succeed quickly or after years of fighting? The Ukraine war is one that will have no winners. Imperial dominance and militarism are self- and other-destructive.
A new broom sweeps clean. When a new government takes office, it is the easiest time for them to "talk tough." However, Germany has no actual geopolitical conflict with China and is a large economy. The logic of its policy toward China will not be very far from Brazil and will be similar to its neighbor France.
I feel fortunate to have visited the Chinese mainland with Mr Ma Ying-jeou. The real situation was different from what I had heard in Taiwan, writes a Taiwan student.
Seeing China opening its arms with hospitality to countries worldwide, and as even ties between China and Australia are thawing, the US is unhappy. Voice of America (VOA), one of America's oldest propaganda machine, is trying to make some waves in the Pacific.
"The US will continue to use every possible form of technology to spy on its allies, its own citizens and its opponents. Imperialist relations are never based on 'trust,'" said Sara Flounders (Flounders), a political writer and activist for 50 years in the US, in an interview with Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen. Flounders is a contributing editor of Workers World Newspaper and helps coordinate the International Action Center and the United National Antiwar Coalition.
President Lula faces numerous challenges at the beginning of his term, but cooperation with China can be strategic for Brazil to help the country confront at least three major challenges.
The intelligence cognition of the US on key issues related to China is still vague. None of the few pieces of info exposed by US media can be called "big leaks."
It has become a big debate to clarify the foreign strategy when Europe may be strategically lost and defend its own strategic interests. Macron, who clearly does not want to back down in the face of pro-US opinion in the US and Europe, further said during a visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday that the EU must form an independent position in five key areas, including trade, competitiveness and European industry.
The silence of rational voices on China in Europe is now broken. France and the rest of Europe are struggling yet still making progress.
We are creating suffering abroad and suffering at home, all for a ruling elite and their dream of remaining a dominating "superpower."
China and Brazil share many common pursuits on climate issues. We look forward to President Lula's visit to further promote China-Brazil cooperation on environmental protection.
If we put aside the tone and emotions, the video intentionally or unintentionally points out the issue of Japan's lack of profound reflection on its history as a whole. Many Japanese people today do not understand or misunderstand historical facts, which is a general impression they leave on neighboring countries.
Europe shot itself in two feet in terms of its relations with Russia, rather than championing peace in response to the Russia-Ukraine war.
We have a very weak leadership that is behaving in a way that is not in the interests of EU citizens. We think they should develop an independent path and forge good relations with everybody.
Europe should be aligning with the countries that form the majority of the world's population, which is outside the Global North, and arguing for peace in an independent way and working with everybody.
China is not a wasteland of destitution that lacks opportunity; China is growing at break-neck speed, and with it too is the standard of living of the population.
The welfare of people in Taiwan has never been US politicians' main concern. Abandonment of Taiwan by the US appears inevitable. Taiwan islanders would be better off dismissing US rhetoric as just more false promises.
We are living in a dividing world. These divisions have many ramifications. But not the least important of these are for global commerce. The slowdown in world trade, the shift towards economic nationalism and the growing demands in the west, and especially in the US, for decoupling from China are reshaping the global economy. It is, as yet, unclear how far this decoupling will go. It is unclear how far the inward-looking interventionism will go either. But there is no doubt this is a significant turning point, with unpredictable and, in all probability, damaging outcomes.
A few days ago, the Chinese Tibetan Medicine Database Platform was officially launched online. It aimed to combine, preserve and utilize the Tibetan medicine resources through modern technology.
Macron's actions show us the limits of the US' ability to rope in Europe in containing China, and the backlash is happening: Macron is tired of being a "vassal" and wants to drive Europe to be a key player.
The PLA's exercises have created a strong sense of deterrence, which will eventually compress "Taiwan independence" into a hopeless black hole.
The Philippines' allowance of US access to new military bases goes against the cause of peace and stability in the South China Sea.
Since the cancellation of a planned meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the G20 summit, it seems London is determined to follow Washington's path of confrontation.
What will be the biggest highlight of Lula's visit? How can China and Brazil jointly uphold multilateralism and address rising global risks?
The US is unreliable. It is only a matter of time before the US abandons its allies at a critical moment.
China's ambitions and aspirations are different from the US'. But casting it as an enemy in a war seems to be both misleading and dangerous.
Europe has come to the moment when China is needed the most.
The warm atmosphere of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China has frustrated Washington, which had hoped that the visit, accompanied by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, would be less about cooperation and more about putting pressure on China.
The DPP has long struggled with a shortage of international talent, and they have long accepted Western discourse and lack of international insight and historical vision.
The so-called friendship between the US and Taiwan island can't change Taiwan's role as the cheapest pawn for the US.
China believes that the visit of European leaders to China will continue the positive momentum of close high-level interactions between China and the EU by the end of 2022.
"People should be able to make their own decisions" about using TikTok, Grace Featherston, a senior student at the University of Texas, said when receiving an email about the campus TikTok ban. She believes that the US government's move encroached on her personal liberties. As Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Gregory Meeks said, a crackdown on TikTok would "damage our allegiances across the globe, destroy jobs here in the United States and undercut core American values of free speech and free enterprise."
The best thing right now for people in the Chinese mainland, the island of Taiwan, and the US - and for human civilization as a whole - would be for all parties to step back from the brink and begin anew the quest for peace. It is time to negotiate a new international order based on international law and the indivisibility of security.
If we're to believe Western media, they really and sincerely need to do two things - answer the questions they pose with unbiased and researched interpretations, not the feelings of a person who's entire life has been dedicated to military service; and they must also face up to the fact that modals are not truth.
For the world's No.1 power like the US, who is the president, what kind of person is the president, and his personal qualities are by no means small problems. We might argue, since “Trump I” was elected, Trump II and III will follow, and this may not be stopped by a single trial of Trump.
The meeting between Tsai and McCarthy will not bring any tangible benefit to the US or Taiwan island, but will make the world, especially countries in the Asia-Pacific region, clearly witness, once again, the sinister intentions of the US to sow the seeds of crises, turmoil, and chaos in the region.
If you cannot keep a neutral position, you cannot be a negotiator. So Europe cannot negotiate peace between Russia and Ukraine, but China can.
US strategists play a long-term chess game, and it's about how we can gradually roll back the influence of Russia and China and secure the dominance of Western capitalism around the world.
The EU is a kind of international hybrid without a will of its own, and this is the reason why its member states prefer to take actions on their own, and not in the name of a unitary entity that does not really exist.
Two events that took place almost simultaneously in Washington on March 23 local time and Beijing on March 24 had completely opposite implications.
The "sunset" of the West has become increasingly obvious. The West will invest immense effort to find the resources for renewal. When they finally achieve some type of renewal, the world and their place within it will be qualitatively different.
Against the backdrop of constant headwinds of globalization, China, with its advantages in a large market, will continue to play a key role in promoting global connectivity. No matter how the international situation changes, China will always be an important driver of global economic development, and China's high-quality development will continue to enhance the appeal of the Global Development Initiatives put forward by China.
Banning TikTok is a tiny part of a new US comprehensive & persistent campaign against China. US has gone from being a supporter who welcomed China's integration into intl community to an irascible fanatic who surrounds China at every turn.
In today's world, "democracy" has basically come to mean whatever the US government says it means. That Washington has to hype a virtual summit to reinforce that message, shows that fewer countries are willing to put up with it.
This week's meeting could strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two states and be mutually beneficial. Both China and Spain advocate multilateralism, cooperation, and the peaceful and diplomatic resolution of conflicts, and having the same objective for a different purpose, starting in July, Spain may become an indispensable partner for China on the European stage.
In the calculations of some US politicians, the increase in US defense budget can be justified once the US government and the public form a concerted effort against the "China threat." And with the DoD's policy driven more by budget, Washington will only pursue containing China's development more in a toxic political environment. In such a scenario, US politics will inevitably be hijacked by militarism, going down an increasingly irrational path.
The US is functionally not a democracy. It's a plutocracy. It's a system in which the rich can buy representation in the government. It's a system in which large corporations can essentially buy politicians.
This kind of unilateral action by one government that has trans-boundary and trans-generational harmful consequences for a wide range of other nations right across the Pacific is not conducive to peaceful, constructive relationships and building the safe, healthy future we all desperately need.
I am concerned about America as a country. I want it to do well. But as long as America continues to adopt and implement these kind of policies that has a boomerang effect on its own citizens, in this case, Chinese American citizens, it will fail. I just don't want to see it. That's why I'm fighting to make sure we do the right thing and make sure that America continues to be a good country for us Chinese Americans to live in and work in and where our children will grow and have happy families.
In that way, the sequence of modernization was a more holistic. It included social harmony and governance, and buy-in from local officials. Eventually, it is oriented to high-quality growth.
Boarding schools are the most ideal, effective, efficient mode of running schools for children of all ethnic groups in the Xizang region under current conditions. They have fostered tens of thousands of outstanding students for modernization of Xizang region and China.
The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, and China's public health system has made great progress, Gao Fu, a well-known national political advisor and former director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a panel focusing on ending the COVID-19 pandemic at the Boao Forum for Asia on Wednesday.