Hong Kong-related issues have always had a complex international background. The world should have a clear understanding of what has been done to the special administrative region (SAR) of China by external forces.
The US can take France's submarine deal from Australia regardless of Paris's interests and feelings, but Europeans should never have to worry whether such brutal moves will take place in China. China's dual circulation will give European companies a great number of opportunities. The chamber should encourage its members to further develop in the Chinese market and enjoy a win-win future with China.
Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia jointly control the Straits of Malacca. The three countries may jointly leverage their control of the Straits of Malacca on AUKUS with regard to the their usage of this critical waterway.
We may need to face the new German government's process of forming a “learning curve” in its China policy, just as Chancellor Merkel herself came to her China policy from microphone diplomacy and values diplomacy. China has the confidence and patience to wait for the warm spring of China-Germany ties.
Both General Hyten and Allison have made clear that falling into the Thucydides' Trap is not an inevitability in the case of the US and China – so long as we learn from history and apply best practices to the present. If we want to avert what would certainly escalate into WWIII to the eternal regret of all, we must follow General Hyten's advice and speak with each other.
ASEAN was founded against the background of the Cold War, from which the members have clearly learned lessons.
France may not quit NATO right now. But France has made more European countries see how it is treated by the US. It will then seek more bargaining chips from Washington.
Carbon neutrality, China will honor its promises.
The support Manila threw to the deal reflects the Philippines' shortsightedness and ignorance of regional situation and major power competition.
There are times when you really don't know whether it's Washington or the US arms dealers who are making the decisions.
As long as China does not exploit its military strength to seize islands and reefs in the region, AUKUS has barely any reason to exist. In this context, it will be sheer nonsense for AUKUS to regard China as an imaginary enemy and attempt to cooperate with ASEAN to counter China's "aggression" in the South China Sea.
Western democracy has brought a lot of advantages to Western societies. At the same time, it has never produced a foreign policy without war, without export of weaponry, without concepts of enemies.
As two major countries with vital roles in East Asia, China and Japan have broad consensus on regional cooperation.
On Friday, France recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia after feeling "a stab in the back," as Canberra decided to rip up a submarine deal with Paris under the guise of AUKUS, a newly formed trilateral security partnership between the US, UK, and Australia.
The US, UK, and Australia have announced the establishment of a security alliance known as AUKUS. One of the key elements of this military alliance is that Washington and London will help Canberra develop nuclear-powered submarines.
The war in Afghanistan launched by the US has been a real tragedy. The Pentagon's latest statement confirms this.
Just like thieves that cry 'stop thief,' agencies that claim to defend human rights and democracy, and even name themselves with these exact words, may be tarnishing the common pursuit of humanity. To discover what an agency truly stands for, one needs to put in some effort to find out that its financiers wield carrots as well as sticks. The largest pile of cash makes for the most vociferous of institutions. The new session convened at the Human Rights Council now offers us an opportunity to unveil some big names and their hidden agenda.
The psychological blow of AUKUS on Japan and India will last for a period of time. The US administration has not reached a balance between its own interests and those of its allies and partners. AUKUS' negative impact on the Quad and the US itself will outweigh its positive impact.
In the past, people might believe that the US' politics could gradually overcome its own shortcomings. But it turns out these shortcomings have instead become stubborn problems that cannot be overcome. The US system is losing its appeal and more.
India will continue to pursue its major power status. But serving as a staging post for US, India will merely play the role as a follower. As a result, India's international status and image will be undermined, so will be its national interests.
The US Congress' stated reasons for supporting Taiwan island's secession are hollow and rooted in ulterior motives. Members do not care about Taiwan island beyond its utility in serving their political ambitions. Congress already knows the US will lose a war with China over Taiwan island, but rearming after experiencing defeat will generate more good business.
Some Western media outlets are deliberately trying to use the #MeToo movement as a tool to incite gender antagonism and even a "color revolution" in China. But Chinese people have the ability to tell what is real and what is transgression in camouflaged clothes.
The world today is undergoing a series of profound changes unseen in a century. Now, owning the hearts and supports of the people is the greatest strength instead of being “armed to the teeth.” Washington is clearly on the wrong path. And it is not qualified to speak to the world “from a position of strength.” What happened in Afghanistan is just another example of how Washington's acts of hegemony on the international stage continue to lead to serious consequences.
If China's prosperity reaches the level of the West's, it will share its benefits with the world. This is what Beijing has been doing. But apparently, Western elites don't accept such a vision. As China develops, these people will create more troubles for China.
There's a very simple reason why our narratives align with the CPC narratives and it's not hard to understand - we're here, we see it, we know what's happening and we report truthfully about it. It's hardly a coincidence that the CPC narrative happens to be the same as ours - they're the architects of it!
The SCO can play an important role in the Afghan issue because it represents an international voice to express SCO member states' position and concerns about Afghanistan. This is a positive step. It holds the potential to greatly promote the coordinated resolution of the Afghan issue.
Against the backdrop of China-US and Russia-US confrontations, it will be a trend for China, Russia, and Iran to increase their unity. The three Eurasian countries are important for the region. Their solidarity, particularly cooperation through the SCO platform, will be a counterbalance or deterrence to the US.
China and ASEAN countries should regard South China Sea as a "test field" of building the maritime community with a shared future. In this way, we can truly build the South China Sea into a common homeland of regional countries for shared prosperity, and contribute to the human being's peaceful use of oceans and the establishment of a new maritime order.
The right of foreign ships to navigate in the sea areas under the sovereign jurisdiction of the coastal state is not derived from freedom of navigation. The claim that such right of navigation is equivalent to freedom of navigation will obviously undermine the rights of the coastal state. It will hence upset the balance of rights and obligations between the coastal state and other states.
Although India has not formally joined the Five Eyes, it has established different forms and levels of intelligence sharing with members of the group. In this regard, China must be vigilant against the future impact of intelligence sharing between India and the Five Eyes.
No matter who wins the race for leadership of Japan's LDP, there is already a consensus within the party on continuing policies that emphasize a close US-Japan alliance. Thus, the China-Japan ties will likely keep the status quo or even deteriorate.
Afghanistan is not just a war that went wrong, as the many mistakes in the American war in Afghanistan are shared by four American presidents.
The current international order will be unsustainable with the West's continuing move of shifting responsibility. Developing countries need to join hands to cope with the challenges brought by the decline of the West.
The first India-Australia 2+2 dialogue indicates the two countries are warming up to each other. But as their cooperation is unbalanced – concentrating merely in politics, but little in economy, there is nothing for China to worry about.
The US, which is supposed to be a country with a well-developed system of the rule of law, cannot fix its own problems. Moreover, no one is being held accountable for the problems.
China did not follow the path of the great powers vying for global domination. Instead, China transcends ideological differences that partially explain the country's economic successes.
The world will become more pluralistic in the future. The great power relations will not be able to completely dominate global affairs. The US' belief in great power competition is clearly out of date. Washington needs to think about its strategy of great power competition with caution.
In today's world, the real conflict should not be between opposing political systems or differing ethnicities, but rather between the forces of modernity, competence and development on the one hand, and those of ignorance, exploitation and oppression on the other. By this calculus, China and the US should be sitting on the same side of the table.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The attacks, which killed at least 2,996 people on that very day, convulsed the US. "America Attacked" was the headline on the front page of a major American newspaper. An angry US launched the war in Afghanistan within a month and the war in Iraq a year and a half later. Before the Afghanistan War, the American public discussed the idea of using nuclear weapons in retaliation.
It would be hardly surprising if the serviceman talking to local children were actually looking into an Afghan child's eyes for the first time.
Is Japan really unaware of the potential risk of contaminated water? Not necessarily.
The US seems to approach other cultures and other sets of values as manifestations of incomplete social and political modernizations.
The US administration deliberately came up with an obscure concept of "international terrorism.”
The common will of the Hong Kong society to safeguard the rule of law brooks no misinterpretation. Once again, we sternly warn some Western politicians that they must obey international law and the basic norms governing international relations, stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs, and cease disturbing Hong Kong's rule of law.
$1 billion invest annually from US to Pacific islands to counter Beijing? Not likely.
EU should act against the specter of a new cold war between the West and China.
European leaders talk about a confrontation between "democracy" and "authoritarianism." They are extremely poorly educated in political philosophy and unable to understand the ideological stakes of the present moment. How can you criticize China if you have never even read a book about it? It is farcical.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday emphasized China's commitments to resolutely safeguarding United Nations' core role in international affairs. Wang called for countries and regions around the world to uphold multilateralism to safeguard world peace and stability.
US' “20-year war” has come to an end, costing billions of dollars and causing hundreds of thousands of casualties among the Afghan people. What can the US learn from this? What lessons have been learned? Will it happen again?
US did not hesitate to lash out at the new Afghan cabinet. But who made Taliban where it is today? If US is so against the force, why did it sit on negotiation table with Taliban, reached an agreement with it and abandoned Ghani government?
The way we left Afghanistan seems to intentionally leave a power vacuum with no care toward the population that we had been there to help or no idea of what was going to happen, but we knew what would happen, it is horrible.
Modi's visit to the US signals he hopes India-US ties to move closer. A Chinese idiom goes, “Those who have the same illness sympathize with each other.” But as India leans closer toward the US, its strategic autonomy will continue to fall flat.
The Taliban should safeguard their national independence while avoiding conflict and confrontation especially in their interactions with the US and the West in general.
All around the world, America's own reckless and bombastic foreign policy has not articulated a "clash of civilizations" but accumulated in the proliferation of violent groups through political, social and economic destabilization.
Like a vulture, the AMIC has devoured the last bits of flesh from the crippled body of Afghanistan. It has raised its head to spot the next target. When their Eagle Eyes squint and fixate on another prey, we have no idea who's going to suffer. Yet we know for sure that somebody's got to make other big bucks.
It seems the Morrison administration will continue to stick with its hostile approaches in handling Australia's relations with China. It takes no crystal ball to foresee that Canberra will have to pay for such madness and arrogance.
The truth is, even if China's GDP surpasses that of the US one day, our per capita wealth will be far less than that of the US, Europe and the entire Western world. But even so, Washington will not allow it. They believe that being poor is Chinese people's collective fate. The poverty in China is an indispensable prerequisite for the security of the US and the world.
Australian forces' decision to “challenge" China's amended Maritime Traffic Safety Law stands to simultaneously undermine the seriousness of international law, China's interests and regional security. It will be a no-win contest.
European "initial entry force" should serve as a support for the EU's contribution to world and regional peace. It should not be abused by Washington as a tool for the EU to promote interventionism in the name of democracy, freedom and human rights.
Japan has limited choices. Even if it is unwilling to commit itself to defending Taiwan at home, it has to follow US' lead on the Taiwan question.
India's main purpose in catering to the West is to build its image as a so-called democracy by smearing China and Pakistan.
Political stance appears to be the only guidance for US media practices. When the US media praise China, they do not aim at studying from China to equal it, but to shame their political opponents.
Afghanistan is an independent sovereign state and belongs to the Afghan people. US and India's idea of ceding their influence in Afghanistan to others shows the arrogance of their hegemonic mind-set.
If Taiwan were to join the Quad, it would clearly cross the bottom line of the Taiwan question and violate China's Anti-secession Law. That way, resolving the Taiwan question by non-peaceful means would be a live option, rather than simply military exercise.
The impact of outsider perceptions regarding revolving door co-option of our senior officials should be addressed in depth; a new war that will certainly generate wealth for some, but possibly bring great harm to all Americans.
"The Morrison government is wantonly leading Australia into a strategic dead end with its needless provocations against China," former Australian prime minister Paul Keating wrote in an article entitled, "The Morrison government is provoking China to please America." The article was published in the Financial Review on Friday.
As the hasty withdrawal of the US and its Western allies from Afghanistan finally laid to rest a 20-year-old war that has ended in failure, Western media have published a series of "stories" about Afghanistan supposedly told by ordinary people. This shows that they are not reconciled to their failure in Afghanistan, and that they are determined to describe their failure as a "noble" move attempting to save Afghans through storytelling.
The rectification of the fan circle is also conducive for forming a healthy competitive environment in the entertainment industry.
If we embark on the path of fragmentation, with each country acting in its own way or pursuing a beggar-thy-neighbor policy, we will not see no end to the pandemic crisis.
China and Russia are cooperating on the Afghan issue, but the two countries are not aiming at establishing a new Quad mechanism.
This report is simply the latest phase of the long-term demonization of China, blaming China for the pandemic even though it was China that first identified the virus and shared the genome information as soon as it was available, and which implemented the most effective programs to contain and control the outbreak, saving probably millions of lives by mobilizing the whole people in a sustained public health campaign.
Biden has repeatedly stressed the need to maintain a "stable, predictable" relationship with Russia. Therefore, the military cooperation between the US and Ukraine must follow the principle of avoiding touching the red line of US-Russia relations.
The US' hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan will to some extent shake the Indian strategic community's confidence in the US' credibility as well as the US' ability and willingness to fulfill its commitments to its allies and partners.
Japan is well aware that it cannot benefit if a military clash breaks out between China and the US.
The entire world is waiting to see whether and when the US would open up the Fort Detrick biolab and the over 200 overseas bases it owns or operates for biological experiments.
China must maintain its strategic patience based on rational decision-making and adhere to its own development rhythm to finally win the victory in the protracted war of realizing "dual carbon" goals.
Russia and China should communicate with the new Afghan authorities in order to independently listen to their words, and look at their deeds by own eyes.
The climate envoy in July called on China to step up on emissions cuts and to do more. But if Washington talks to Beijing in a coercive and condescending manner, China will never buy it.
The failure of the US and some other Western countries in Afghanistan has once again proven that the emphasis on only strikes will not be helpful to fight terrorism. And putting the interests of some countries above others and even humankind cannot fundamentally solve the problem of international terrorism.
The alliance system is the core and basic for the US to maintain its global hegemony. Without support from its allies, the US cannot maintain is global hegemony.
American media oftentimes reports US service members that died, but we rarely see how many Afghans have been killed and attacks like this.
The US will always use brutal and “cowboy” approaches.
India has long praised itself as the largest democracy in the world. It is therefore favored by the US and the West, allowing itself to enjoy a benign environment for development. However, democratic chaos has been repeated in this South Asian country, making it a target of criticism of both Western and Indian scholars.
The 90-day investigation into COVID-19 origins that US President Joe Biden has ordered the US intelligence agencies to conduct has come to a farcical end. Now that the Biden administration hasn't got its desirable results from the report, what will be its next moves to make a fuss with this issue? Why has a scientific matter become so politicized?
The Afghan situation is becoming the new battlefield for major power cooperation and competition. It's also a test to the effectiveness of US-Europe coordination.
One thing is certain: Few Americans would believe that the US military could win a war with China's PLA without suffering major losses.
Instead of making the COVID-19 an international political football to be kicked around in the mad haste to stymie China's economic growth, Biden and the Western media should stop the “blame China” game.
The US' withdrawal from Afghanistan is reminiscent of the scene in 1975. After hurting the Vietnamese people for nearly 20 years, it is now trying to draw Vietnamese support to contain China. This is, of course, unacceptable to the Vietnamese people
A senior US military officer said China will soon surpass Russia as top nuclear threat to the US. He wants to sow discord between Russia & China and prevent China from increasing nuclear deterrent.
Customers should stay vigilant when they pursue internet celebrity restaurants. Food safety should be the first priority.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) released a publication on Thursday with fruitful and comprehensive information to introduce the Party's historic mission and past and future contributions for China and the rest of the world.
Even if the UK from time to time sends warships or carrier strike groups to Asian waters, those activities are only short-term. They have very limited influence on the regional situation, if any whatsoever.
In the face of constant crises, it is hard for the EU to concentrate on a challenging and ineffective cause due to the characteristics of the EU mechanism. This includes the defense buildup.
The US attempt to suppress the facts poses a great danger for its own people, for other countries, and for China.
It is not clear how much further Ottawa will deviate from fairness and justice, but Meng's case once again reveals that everything can be expendable for the sake of America's own political or geopolitical convenience, whether it is an opponent or an ally.
Afghanistan, as well as other ethnic groups and lands, has suffered from the political interference of the great powers. But now they will have the opportunity to strive for their own happiness with the people of the world under the multilateral order of equality, mutual benefit and friendship.
The G7's awkwardness in Afghanistan also shows once again how isolated the political elite groups in the US and the West are, how unpractical their ideas are from reality, and how failed their policies are.
These “modern Goebbels” in the US have no bottom line when it comes to creating lies. But ultimately, repetition is not power and lies cannot kill the truth.
What are the US' intentions behind its origins-tracing maneuver?
It's another August 15th. Surprisingly and unsurprisingly, Japanese leaders did not mention or reflect upon anything the Japanese militants had done to the neighboring countries in their speech on the anniversary of Japanese surrender in WWII. At the same time, Yasukuni Shrine visits by Japanese politicians have been ceaseless, despite furious protests from neighboring countries. In China, an actor came under fire for posting a photo of himself smiling in front of the Yasukuni Shrine.