Academic freedom should not be reduced into an umbrella of pseudo-academics. Genuine scholars should assume the basic social responsibility and obligation - narrating their study results based on facts.
It's obvious that Ukraine's territorial disputes will be difficult to resolve in the short term. Therefore, although NATO and Ukraine have many common interests, there are obstacles preventing the former from truly accepting the latter.
Biden has tried his best to make an attempt at infrastructure reforms. But there is a fair chance that this grand infrastructure plan will only turn out to be a pretty PowerPoint. When it comes to the implementation, three contradictions are evident.
Without an effective conflict management mechanism between China and the US in the Taiwan Straits, it is the US that should avoid strategic miscalculation.
As for the bilateral relations, the Philippines actually has an ambivalent attitude toward the US. The Philippines hopes to receive assistance from the US. Yet it has always remained vigilant toward the US' major power mind-set.
This new competition could even be called “a new global green and low-carbon economy war.”
Rivalry will be hard to avoid, but conflict is not predetermined.
The CPC's people-oriented methods seem especially impossible for many British and US politicians to understand. In their mind-set, people are not really just people, but to a great extent, votes that are only useful for their political careers.
Although the current drought and water shortage crisis in Taiwan seems to be a natural disaster, it is actually a man-made calamity caused by the DPP authorities.
At some point the US must make a serious and necessary effort to stabilize relations with China.
The US Department of State announced on Saturday (Beijing time) that it has issued new guidelines for US government interaction with counterparts on the island of Taiwan to encourage US government engagement with the island that reflects their “deepening unofficial relationship.”
Chinese authorities imposed an 18.23 billion yuan ($2.78 billion) fine on e-commerce mammoth, Alibaba, for its violation of the anti-monopoly law. I've read the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR)'s administrative punishment written decision and SAMR's administrative guidelines.
The US fanned the flames of subversion and violence in the name of democracy, created division and chaos under the banner of freedom, and engaged in exclusion and confrontation by exploiting the concept of human rights – all these so-called values exposed US selfishness.
Enticement from the US and the EU are hard to resist for India. It is aware of its role as a chess piece of the two to contain China. What New Delhi can do is reap gains from the China-West game while refraining from tilting too much toward any one side.
The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of "Ping-Pong Diplomacy." Was "Ping-Pong Diplomacy" an accidental event, or an inevitable one? During Joe Biden's term, can both countries repeat the success of "the small ping-pong ball that moved the big Earth ahead"?
Following the US' lead, Japan has been quite noisy recently in terms of China affairs. It shows that Japan suffers from diplomatic myopia and lacks foresight.
Saying “anti-China is not anti-Asian,” the Washington Post basically argues racist hate crimes are justified because people have good reason to be furious. It is saying anti-Asian is wrong, but anti-China is somehow justified.
A recent article in The New York Times said that Chinese consumers' anger toward some Western companies such as H&M and Nike over their irresponsible and inappropriate remarks over Xinjiang cotton has given Chinese brands a chance to win and China's young generation is "more nationalistic" and "actively looking for brands that can align with that confidently Chinese identity."
The problem with the US is that it considers its deeply-rooted human rights problems, such as racism and the gap between rich and poor, as an outlet for its domestic conflicts.
Without investing in related manufacturing sectors, Biden's ambitious infrastructure plan won't see desired results even with a huge investment.
I am afraid that US-China relations today are even worse than they were in 1971. Then, the confrontation was passive, with neither side much involved with the other. Today, the confrontation is active, given the multiple points of contact, friction, flash and potential conflict – from technology to borders to geopolitics to claimed interference in domestic affairs.
Australia is a close ally of the US. It is anticipated to see Canberra tethered tightly to Washington's chariot whatever the damage with its relations to China might be.
Washington needs to think seriously about how to treat other countries in the world as equals and live together peacefully. It also needs to try to be a normal member of the international community instead of an exceptional, American-style leader.
There is a profound belief in the West that a one-party system is unsustainable because it is incapable of reform. That is not born out by the history of the CPC. It has, more than any other party in the world, displayed a remarkable ability to reform.
Four other allies of the Five Eyes are anticipated to pile pressure on New Zealand hoping to put more pressure on China. Yet judging from historical experience, Wellington will not easily yield to pressure.
From the perspective of Yiwu city, I feel more hopeful. As they promote financial services for foreigners, they also guard against possible pitfalls by comprehensively assessing the credit risks of foreign organizations.
BBC's Beijing correspondent John Sudworth left the Chinese mainland without notifying Chinese officials or fulfilling any departure-procedures required of a foreign resident journalist in China. He has "fled" to Taiwan and made himself the center of a breaking news. Some people in Xinjiang plan to seek legal redress against him and sue him for spreading misinformation.
India can't achieve its development by getting on the US chariot. India-US proximity now is different from the rapprochement of China and the US (1972-2000). The US is using India to contain China, which squeezes India's resources for economic development.
Why has China hit back at Western sanctions over Xinjiang? It is about alleviating a fundamentally unequal power relationship. Deterrence by forceful means is the only language the West will understand in order to protect China's core interests.
With India having moved closer to the US in recent years, there have been some voices in India saying New Delhi should abandon its non-alignment policy and tie itself firmly to the US in order to cope with the challenges posed by China's development. Will New Delhi completely abandon its non-alignment policy?
The US will bear a high risk if it irritates China on the Taiwan question.
China, the US and Russia should enhance mutual trust.
The US has long concluded that the coronavirus was leaked from a virus laboratory in Wuhan. It has thus demanded that the WHO trace the trajectory of the virus from the West back to the Wuhan lab through "independent investigation."
If the US tries its best to contain or undermine China's development, it will not solve its own problems, or become stronger.
In the face of increasing suppression from the US, China hopes to unite those that are also the victims of the US hegemony to jointly counter US bullying and unilateralism. China and those countries are actually seeking international justice.
China-US disputes will be long-term, so are China-Australia disputes. China should guide its people to understand our “tug-of-war” with the US-led Western countries will exist in the long run. We should have patience, strategy and determination.
Some Western politicians, scholars and media have wantonly fueled rumors about Xinjiang. They attempt to smear China's image, divide and dismember China, undermine the Chinese economy, and hold back the Belt and Road Initiative.
The US should understand that China has changed, the US itself has changed, and the world has changed.
Sino-Russian relations are still not an alliance, but they are more than partnership. Both sides should carefully work on the parameters of new relations to address common security challenges. I would not exclude the alliance in the future, especially if the pressure from the West is growing up.
Western institutes such as BCI that slander Xinjiang's cotton production have degraded into politically manipulated puppets. Can we trust human rights narrated in the mouths of puppets?
The China-US and China-West conflicts have intensified. Sentiments on both sides have seen vehemence with rhetoric escalating. The words used by the US and Western politicians are constantly breaking boundaries.
Australia believes, incorrectly in my opinion, that the US will protect its interests. That is naïve.
Japan has been increasingly active in the South China Sea issues. This is a move to serve its own diplomatic strategies. Previously engaged in “diplomacy with a bird's eye view of the globe,” Japan is now seeking to become a big power globally.
Amid Western media's one-sided criticism against China, if some Western reporter could thoroughly examine why CPC has been able to stay in power for over 70 years, the book would have its value increase no less than 150 times in 40 years.
The Biden administration wants to stay on the path of confrontation with both China and Russia simultaneously. This shows that Washington has lost the necessary ability to correct its strategic mistakes from the past.
Even Islamic countries understand China's approach without making irresponsible remarks. But the US-led Western countries have become the most active forces against Xinjiang. This is illogical.
If far-right politics continues to be a trend in the US, this will bring about more hate crimes related to racial discrimination. It will also make the whole of America more turbulent, posing a fundamental threat to the US in terms of values.
Hopefully, H&M, Nike, Adidas any other brands who jump on these political campaign bandwagons will quickly realize their folly, reverse course, and do their best to reverse the far-reaching damage done. Leave the US, UK, Canadian and other disgraceful political hacks to their games.
Will US' dual China, Russia containment succeed? China and Russia are responding by coordinating policies more closely. The emphasis on democracy versus authoritarianism may not work in the world where real issues are not ideology but governance.
It is the aspiration of the two peoples that the Biden administration will not be kidnapped by partisan differences. It is imperative to restart cultural exchanges and educational cooperation with Chinese people.
Chinese firms have been encouraging their workers to operate in shifts throughout the day, deepening further the accomplishment of the much-anticipated 24-hour economy dream in Africa.
The China coast guard law officially came into force on February 1. It clarifies and standardizes the operations of the law in and above China's territorial waters. However, such legitimate regulations have encountered negative responses from some parties. Some media and think tanks in the US, Vietnam and Japan have condemned the regulations as a violation of international norms and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). According to them, China is "seeking hegemony" in the South China Sea.
The internal collapse of the American values it prides itself on, makes them very hard to sell with respect to the rest of the world.
The West's depiction of China's direct diplomacy as being “Wolf Warrior” is clearly racist.
The West has forced companies including H&M, Nike to politicize the Xinjiang cotton supply chain issue and pushed them to offend Chinese consumers and the market. It is inevitable that they will be punished by the market.
The Belt and Road Initiative, when implemented to its full potential, could “lift 7.6 million from extreme poverty and 32 million from moderate poverty” according to the World Bank.
China-Russia relationship has already become the most important, vital and promising relationship between major powers in the current world. China and Russia are not only good neighbors but also real partners that cannot be torn up.
The practicality of India's decision to become a NATO partner is almost zero.
“This is not the way to deal with Chinese people,” said by senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi during Alaska talks, went viral. This reflects Chinese people's psychological disapproval of how the West structures the hierarchy of civilizations.
Two years ago, I visited an internal anti-terrorism exhibition in Hotan, Xinjiang. I was really shocked to see one wall full of the headshots of public security officers who had lost their lives in anti-terrorism actions. There were also pictures of severed heads and charred bodies of the victims of terrorist attacks. Those situations should have been made public to society.
Chinese youth are very proud of their country's rapid development and love their own culture.
How can the UK talk about a global strategy if it can't get on well with its important neighbors?
China does not feel threatened by Europe's freedoms. It feels threatened by Europe's “freedom” to endorse sanctions against the country based on so-called human rights issues in China.
A few Western countries are engaging in a public opinion and political war against China. They intend to further smear China in opinion sphere and politically marginalize China. Their bluff will turn out to be counterproductive.
Two lessons from the China-US Alaska meet: first, there is a new sense of Chinese confidence; second, US is coming to the painful realization that China is now its equal. But it cannot accept what is already a historical reality.
Claiming losing Taiwan would be seen the end of US predominance in Indo-Pacific region, Ferguson exaggerates the significance of Taiwan. If the US has any military conflicts with China over the Taiwan question, then this would end the US predominance in the region.
Despite the fact that neither China nor Russia has the intent to dominate the world order, the two countries' comprehensive partnership has set an example with a generally stabilizing effect on the global and regional situation.
The US factor is an important additional incentive for making China-Russia ties more diverse and intensive.
Russia should not be ignored regarding its capabilities to offset the influence of Quad.
China will never allow any other country to interfere in Taiwan question. If anyone wants to intervene, China will not hesitate to utilize all troops and arms.
In the last two days, French media outlets and members of parliament launched a fierce attack against the Chinese Embassy in France and the Chinese Ambassador, Lu Shaye.
If Europe moves too close to the US, or it fails to prove it can play a role in a way that can be both recognized by the international community and the Indo-Pacific countries, Europe will lose its so-called strategic autonomy.
Japanese netizens called Japan not to engage in “coward diplomacy” anymore when dealing with the US. If all of Japan's strategies are made in lockstep with the US, then it will have less maneuvering room in East Asia. Japan must have the guts to say no to Washington.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin paid a visit to India. A joint statement between US and Indian defense chiefs did not mention China. Not long ago, China and India disengaged from the Pangong Tso, and India still holds its deep strategic guard against China. On the one hand, India strengthens relations with the US, and on the other, it keeps a certain distance with the US strategic intention to suppress China. The statement released after the US-South Korea 2+2 talks did not mention China either, apparently because South Korea did not want to.
The UK released its newest integrated review of foreign and defense policies. In the document, Britain says it "will continue to pursue a positive trade and investment relationship with China," while characterizing China as "the biggest state-based threat to the UK's economic security." British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on the same day that Britain would like a positive relationship with China, but "we will never give up on standing up for our values."
I believe China and the US had a really good quarrel during their Alaska talks on Friday.
Why is Lavrov visiting the two countries at this point? How will China-Russia cooperation and common strategic interests develop after the visit? Can the US contain China and Russia at the same time? The Global Times sought the opinions of two Chinese experts on these issues.
Attempts to abuse the concept of human rights are sacrilegious disrespect of this sacred concept shared by the international community. Such despicable moves to weaponize human being's empathy and goodwill through lies in order to delegitimize a developing state will certainly face righteous opposition from all peoples from the world – who all value truth and justice.
China's achievement in poverty alleviation demonstrates the success of the development concept that puts people first. Reform is for the people. Reform relies on the people. And the fruits of reform are shared by the people.
The Western-centric mentality of the UK and other European countries has not changed, so they will be unable to treat Indo-Pacific countries on an equal footing.
The 100 years of the CPC have been a century when Chinese people took their destiny back into their own hands.
Covering global news can be tough for any reporter, but when you've got the global hegemon's intelligence agencies watching your every report with a microscope it can really become frustrating.
US President Joe Biden ran on a promise to reverse the vicious, erratic policies of his predecessor Donald Trump. But on Wednesday, the Biden administration took a step that appears to be taken straight out of Trump's playbook.
For Asian countries, China is their immovable neighbor, while the US is only an outsider. Countries in the region know that China's rise is unstoppable. No forces can contain China's rise.
If there are fewer and fewer opportunities for individuals' development, people might ask: Will the American dream still exist?
UK is more likely to boost its nuclear strike capability in an attempt to show off its traditional advantage and in turn raised its status and influence.
Campbell's remarks are shoving Australia further onto the very frontline of the US anti-China campaign.
When it comes to China-Australia relations, there is still room for a turnaround given the fact that there are still many rational voices calling for an end to Australia's hostile policy toward China in Australia's business circles. Besides, China and the US will soon have their Alaska meeting. As long as China can properly address bilateral relations with each Quad member, this can help dilute their joint containment of China.
Racial discrimination in the US is deeply rooted against Asian Americans and other minorities. Opposition to racial discrimination is a universal human rights norm recognized by the UN, so it is a bonus point for US politicians to score with. But no matter what kind of political correctness or policies are put in place, the US will not eradicate the problem of racial discrimination.
It is time to get rid of the twisted obsession with the “end of history” theory. Today's world needs effective actions instead of an endless war of words.
The political struggle brought about by the pandemic is far from over. Hence the West's intent to divide the world with vaccines to maintain its hegemony. However, the US and the rest of the West will only find themselves enmeshed in a self-imposed cocoon. Just imagine, if the global supply of vaccines is monopolized by the US, how many more people would die? Does the US care? The answer is clear.
China's maritime law enforcement activities are expected to be more scientific and standardized with the enactment of the Coast Guard Law. The neighboring countries concerned should take this opportunity to work with China to maintain law enforcement order in the South China Sea, and to jointly safeguard regional peace and harmony.
As for “economic life of their own” it does not necessarily have to benefit island communities alone, if any. Lastly, there is nothing preventing States from taking action to improve living conditions and to develop activities on these rocks.
US sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein wrote in his 1999 book The End of the World as We Know It, what we know in the 21st century should be more open than what we knew during the 20th century. If this logic works, the whole world, especially the West, should evaluate whether or not China, which has developed in high quality, poses opportunities or challenges over the next five to 15 years? Should the world embrace or reject China? Should the world cooperate with or give up cooperating with China? This will test the West's strategic wisdom toward China.
The US will eventually have to adjust its policy and meet China halfway. But in the end, the US will have paid a price when it finally realizes the need to do so. Those countries that follow the US lead, though, will have to face an even heavier toll.
Furthermore, multilateral cooperation on the regional or international level will also be affected by a poor relationship between China and these Quad countries. Issues, including economic policy coordination, joint response to climate change, the Iranian nuclear issue and so on, require transnational cooperation, especially between major powers. If these issues cannot be handled properly, then no country can remain without damage.
It is time to raise the same question to other countries with a similar coast guard to China's – are your moves a military action? Such double-standard treatment poses unfair competition with countries with a different development path. It shows that some countries are burying their heads in the sand.
The implementation of an Indo-Pacific strategy is a delicate exercise for Brussels to undertake. It requires EU decision-makers to have a clear vision of its interests. That being said, the EU will not jeopardize its China ties when making moves in the Indo-Pacific region.
Survey shows three out of four Russians express a favorable view of China. Pressure from the West pulled the two countries together. As close as China and Russia already are, the more pressure that comes from the West, the closer they will become.
India has become a negative asset of BRICS, SCO. If it continues to seek courtship with the US and Quad so proactively, it will eventually lose strategic autonomy, become the US' hatchet man against China, or even cannon fodder.