As the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai draws closer, Western efforts to exert pressure on others and pass the buck appear to be ramping up.
The first China International Supply Chain Expo (CISCE), the world's first supply chain expo at the national level, is set to be held in Beijing from November 28 to December 2. With the theme of "Connecting the World for a Shared Future," the event reflects China's responsibility as a major manufacturing power in maintaining the stability of global industry and supply chains.
It seems that US scrutiny of imports from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is still haunting global industry chains. The development adds to the urgency for China to consolidate and expand Xinjiang's manufacturing presence in global production chains.
It was really clumsy and unnecessary for Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Richard Marles to try to strengthen Australia's ties with India by sowing discord between China and India.
After Javier Milei from the far-right Liberty Advances coalition won Argentina's presidential runoff on Sunday, the direction of Argentina's political and economic future has attracted great attention and triggered hot discussion. Amid the uncertainty, with its economy under severe pressure, it would be unwise for Argentina to alienate China economically.
China is making every effort to integrate its pursuit of carbon goals further into its economic development amid Western questions about whether the country will meet its 2030 carbon pledge. The latest example of such efforts is the coming reboot of its carbon market.
With China-Africa cooperation increasingly flourishing now, it is not hard to see Western opinion regards Africa as a key region in the race with China for geopolitical influence.
From Washington's ban on US investment in certain sensitive technologies in China, to a US government directive that halted a federal pension fund's plan to invest in Chinese stocks, media reports about internal forces in the US attempting to force a "decoupling" of financial investment between China and the US surface from time to time.
Cooperation should be reciprocal. If Chinese companies cannot enter the US industry chain in a manner consistent with US rules, then on what grounds can US companies demand more access to the Chinese market?
If the UK government wants to lift its economy out of the current predicament, it means that all of its policies, domestic or foreign, cannot afford any mistake or being carried away by geopolitics again. It needs to identify the importance of pragmatism.
With the transformation and upgrading of Chinese manufacturing, China's new energy industry appears to be mired in new trade tensions in some Western markets, but this will not hinder the high-quality development of Chinese manufacturing.
US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson unveiled a Republican stopgap spending measure on Saturday aimed at averting a federal government shutdown in the coming week, but the proposed measure quickly ran into opposition from lawmakers from both parties in Congress, Reuters reported.
China's purchases of soybeans and other agricultural products are always based on its needs, not US demand. If the US wants to improve the trade imbalance, it needs to be more accommodating by removing restrictions on trade of high-tech and high value-added products.
While the US move to block Chinese companies from accessing high-performance AI chips is causing trouble for China's tech sector, the pursuit of alternatives is opening up new opportunities for domestic chips and related applications.
Under growing tensions in China-Canada relations due to a series of incidents, the outperformance of Canada's exports to China is a demonstration of the resilience in China-Canada economic and trade cooperation.
While there is no doubt that Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's visit to China is a symbolic event for China-Australia economic and trade exchanges, and a time to say goodbye to troublesome uncertainties and start a new chapter, the fact that there is still anti-China noise serves as an important reminder that improving mutual trust will require more efforts and an adherence to pragmatic cooperation.
Recently, some Western media outlets have been running reports about "foreign capital leaving China" and China's "ongoing crackdown on foreign businesses" under a so-called counter-espionage campaign, which represents a new attempt to smear China's economy. However, it has been proven many times that while some Westerners try to contain China's development and push for "decoupling" from China, it is ultimately the Western rhetoric, not China's economy, that will fail.
Calls for banning TikTok have surfaced in Washington again. This time it's not about so-called data security, but about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But it is a confusing move, which makes people wonder whether banning TikTok will help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or cover the truth that the one-sided support of the US for Israel further fueled the tension, causing more humanitarian crisis.
The trend of Chinese automakers seeing Mexico as a way to enter the American electric vehicle (EV) market is drawing attention and concern among some US media outlets, but this flexibility actually underscores the resilience of the Chinese vehicle industry, despite US protectionism.
Canada's ban on China's popular instant messaging app WeChat on government-issued mobile devices is typical bullying behavior that over-generalizes the concept of national security, abuses state power and unreasonably suppresses foreign companies, which will undermine market confidence and deal a blow to Canada's economy.
G7 may want to geo-politicize China's ban on aquatic product imports from Japan and make the so-called anti-economic coercion a tool to exert pressure on China. However, such behavior cannot achieve the expected results.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first China-developed cancer drug similar to Merck & Co.'s blockbuster therapy Keytruda, Bloomberg reported on Friday, at a time when recent interactions between China and the US have fueled hopes of a rebound in bilateral relations.
US proves with tightening restrictions that it is willing to do whatever it takes to hinder China's technological development. But that doesn't mean its allies will unconditionally follow such an extreme approach toward China.
As China's debt pressure is manageable, Chinese policymakers' main focus is how to maintain economic stability and promote high-quality growth. Westerners who exaggerate the debt risks in China should be more concerned about the debt risks in their own countries.
Investors' demand for record high yield compensation on long-term Treasury bonds could be a sign that the US economy is one step closer to a devastating crisis.
The fact that the close cooperative relationship between China and GCC countries has not been affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reflects the broad consensus between the two sides.
China announced on Friday that it will impose export controls on certain graphite materials and related products, effective from December 1. In an announcement jointly issued by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the General Administration of Customs, the exports of artificial graphite materials and related products with high purity, high strength and high density, as well as natural flake graphite and its products, will be banned, unless permission is granted.
China is expected to attend the UK's summit on artificial intelligence (AI) at Bletchley Park in November, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing British and Chinese officials.
China's economy has generally been on the upswing over the past 40 years, accompanied by the sound of pessimistic voices from the West, which proves that China always has the ability to adjust and get through difficulties after temporary hiccups.
With continuous technological progress and the acceleration of global digital development, digitalization has become an important force to promote economic growth and social progress. But for various reasons, some developing countries still have not caught up with this trend of development.
Although politicians in Washington have highlighted China's trade ties with Russia since the Ukraine crisis, they have no right to pressure China to give up normal economic cooperation that is in accordance with the global trade rules.
While US politicians appear determined to continue the strategy of seeking a “decoupling” from China in the high-tech sphere, continuous layoffs by American tech giants clearly show why the export limits on chip sales to China are unsustainable and self-defeating for the US industry.
Neither Europe's political bias nor Western media's demeaning reports can deny or blur the real economic benefits BRI projects have brought to Europe.
The fast provision of military aid is another reminder that the US military-industrial complex stands to gain the most again from a Middle East conflict, like it did in Ukraine and other regional instabilities in the past.
The outbreak of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has driven up oil prices again, while a potential oil crisis could risk putting the Fed's inflation fight in jeopardy, adding uncertainties to the global economic recovery.
The 2023 annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank started on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco. Given the global economic challenges, one focus at the annual meetings is the potential reform of the IMF.
As the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to advance, cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia has seen diversified development in addition to traditional energy infrastructure, Chinese media outlet Jiemian reported on Saturday.
Australian customs data showed that Australia's exports of cotton to China surged to a nine-year high of 61,319 tons in August, Reuters reported on Friday.
With the bipartisan budget battle unresolved, it may seem like a bit of a distraction to bring aid to Pacific island nations and China influence into the discussions. Why is some part of Western public opinion so anxious about aid to the Pacific island nations? The only plausible explanation is the fear that empty promises could cost the US influence in the region when compared with China's economic assistance.
Not only in the EV industry, but also in most high-tech and cutting-edge industries, some people in the US possess an extremely unhealthy and unfair zero-sum competition mentality toward China. However, it is evident that this thinking is counterproductive in promoting the development of domestic US industries.
South Korea has sought "active cooperation" from the US to resolve uncertainties regarding the upcoming expiry of a year-long waiver that allowed South Korean chipmakers to import US chip-making equipment for their production facilities in China, according to Reuters.
While US support for Vietnam's rare-earth development looks like a challenge to China, it needs to be made clear that rare earths will not be a tool for the US to drive a wedge between China and Vietnam.
Anyone who learns the various applications of low-carbon technologies at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, can see why there is every confidence that China will deliver on its promises of meeting carbon peak and neutrality targets.
While the Biden administration is trying to bring manufacturing prosperity back to the US, the irony is that the country is in the midst of a great storm of de-industrialization, as a convergence of factors lead to frequent, large-scale strikes.
EU's anti-subsidy probe has raised the biggest ever uncertainties regarding EU-China EV cooperation. What will happen to healthy competition and industrial cooperation if the EU adopts protectionist measures against Chinese EVs?
The new round of intensive badmouthing of Chinese economy including claims “foreign capital leaving China” is actually a form of psychological warfare launched by the US against China, targeting the confidence in China's economy.
As China and ASEAN continue to promote regional economic development and win-win cooperation, US geopolitical gambit in the region increasingly seems to be facing a dead end.
Under the influence of some protectionists in the US, there's a rising possibility of “decoupling” in the high-tech field. In this process, China is not the only victim. Any developing country that achieves tech breakthroughs may become a target for US suppression.
Biggest destroyer of global economic and trade order is being paranoid. This is perhaps the most incisive, vivid explanation of why US government, media outlets see rumored ban on iPhones as China's retaliation against US.
There is a growing necessity for China and Russia to push forward their grain trade cooperation, which is of great significance to China's food security and is an effective way to stabilize global food supply and prices.
There have been calls in the US and Europe to reduce China's advantage in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. But China's supply-chain advantage in this area has become so important for the global EV industry that giving up that edge could put a country's development of its own EV sector at an obvious disadvantage.
US appears to have started caring about the infrastructure needs of developing countries. But the lip services the US offered in the past have made it hard for the public not to wonder if this is a new kind of American influencer project aimed at coaxing relevant countries, countering China's BRI.
While some in the West may still focus on impact of trade slump on China's exports, what they don't see is gradual strengthening of Chinese imports and rise in regional supply chains as a result of China's trade transformation.
Renewing US-China Science and Technology Agreement is in interests of US. Technology cooperation is a big cake for US economy. For example, without the US chip export ban, Huawei could have become an important buyer of US chips.
Is it India or Bharat? The country should use the G20 presidency to demonstrate its determination to reform its economy, expand its openness and attract foreign investment. These are all more important than whether to change its name.
Even as US officials and media outlets push the narrative of “China collapsing,” the Chinese economy is still one of the fastest-growing among all major economies despite great challenges and risks.
China-Australia relations have showed a momentum of stable and sound development. As an important window has opened up in economic and trade relations, hopefully the Australian side can meet China halfway, properly handle friction and disputes through dialogue on an equal footing, and provide a stable, fair and transparent business environment for Chinese enterprises.
Some Westerners, including a few officials, are showing anxiety and excessive sensitivity toward China's export controls, and they don't miss a chance to hype the clichéd "China threat" theory.
While UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly's visit to China is widely seen as a signal to repair ties, a UK parliament report has blatantly infringed on China's sovereignty over the Taiwan question, which has also complicated the meaning of the visit.
China needs to consider making good use of international judicial procedures as an option to seek reversal of Japan's dumping plan. Japan must not be allowed to use political or economic tensions to divert attention from its discharge of nuclear-contaminated water.
China's decision to build more new coal-fired power plants has raised questions in the West as to whether the country will meet its 2030 carbon pledge, but the concern is unnecessary as China's pursuit of carbon goals is on par with its focus on economic development.
China's suspension of Japanese aquatic products import is legitimate and in line with international practice, and Japan's threat to take the ban to the WTO is another scheme played by Tokyo to shift blame in its attempt to cover up the crime of dumping nuclear contaminated wastewater to the sea that puts global environment and people's health at risk, observers said.
All those who care about the prospects of China-US economic and trade relations are closely watching US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo's ongoing visit to China for clues as to whether her trip will inject more positive energy into the fraught relationship between China and the US, the world's two largest economies.
It is both ironic and astounding to see the Western reaction toward Japan's dumping of nuclear-contaminated wastewater completely focused on blurring the point and distorting the truth. In the face of the unprecedented destruction the global marine ecosystem will face in coming decades, Western politicians and media outlets that pride themselves on caring about the environment seem to have suddenly lost their ability to question.
Echoing US and Western rules on restricting investment in China, it seems that some Western media outlets are setting off a new wave of pessimism toward the Chinese economy by badmouthing investment confidence in China. But China will hedge the malicious hype with more open policies and attitudes toward foreign investment.
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday that US President Joe Biden will urge reforms to the IMF and World Bank that will better serve developing countries' needs at the G20 summit in New Delhi next month, according to AFP.
Western public opinion has again paid renewed attention to economic, trade cooperation between China and Russia, with suspicious eyes. But the West is actually in no position to point a finger at normal economic cooperation between the two countries.
Despite much suspicion in Western media outlets ahead of the highly anticipated meeting of BRICS countries in Johannesburg this week, it won't hinder China and South Africa from working closely at the summit to advance shared interests.
Germany plans to further restrict Chinese influence in Europe's biggest economy with legislation that expands screening of foreign investment, Bloomberg reported, citing Germany's Handelsblatt. This comes as some business leaders express concerns that European countries may follow the US in contemplating stricter regulations on investments in China, which could have a negative impact on German and European economies.
Intel on Wednesday terminated its $5.4 billion acquisition of Tower Semiconductor, a development Western media outlets pointed out was mainly due to failure to secure regulatory approval in China. The incident has triggered another wave of Western speculation and concerns over China's anti-monopoly review amid US-China technology tensions.
A disturbing development in East Asia is that the region has emerged as one of the heartlands of the “new cold war,” which has brought shocks to regional supply chains. What's worse, instead of triggering rational reflection, losses of supply chains and trade may fuel more geopolitical hostility, pushing the originally complementary economic structures into uncharted waters.
It's not the first time the US has used security risks as an excuse to crack down on Chinese industries, once it finds itself in trouble catching up in certain fields with normal commercial means.
With global food supplies facing unprecedented tests from extreme weather and regional conflicts to trade restrictions, urgency of China ensuring food security becomes more crucial than ever.
As a display of India's eagerness and anxiety to boost local manufacturing, the changeable and market-distorting measures that seemingly came out of nowhere may be just the beginning. But China won't be a cover-up for India's trade barriers.
For China, US “decoupling” push is almost certain to be a severe test for its economy in the coming decades. Despite that, China's huge middle-class has already formed a colossal consumer market, which can support China's economic growth in the long run.
After the US restricted chip sales to China, the global semiconductor sector changed in unforeseen ways that are increasingly beyond Washington's control.
US President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade First Agreement Implementation Act, according to a statement published on the White House website.
As the Biden administration continues to push for supply chain restructuring, some US media outlets have detected more signs of "decoupling" from China in bilateral trade data. That shouldn't be seen as a proud economic achievement by politicians, but a regrettable failure.
Since the Modi government launched the "Make in India" program, it has been common to see India issue protectionist policies to curb imports and promote local manufacturing. Yet, these moves, which reflect India's failure to address problems underlying its manufacturing woes, will only lead to weakening investor confidence in India's business environment.
Redesigning chips specifically for Chinese market becomes an increasingly popular option for US chipmakers. Their unwillingness to give up market share in China is indicative of the importance of the market.
As China's export controls on gallium and germanium, two niche materials key to making semiconductors and other high-tech products, took effect on Tuesday, the focus shifted to traders' applications for export licenses and who might qualify.
The crisis surrounding the US banking system is in the spotlight again as it is upsetting for the public to find that months after the most recent US bank failure, the pressure on commercial banks has actually intensified, instead of easing.
While it is true that the entry of Chinese-made electric cars has brought fiercer competition to the European market, which has unnerved some European countries, it is even more upsetting to see some in Europe have gone too far by distorting market competition into a "security risk."
If the EU unreasonably views imports of Chinese-made goods, technology and investment as risks, it would be impossible for both sides to deepen cooperation.
As more countries and regions take steps against Japan's ill-fated plan to dump nuclear wastewater into the sea, the Japanese government should seriously address common concerns of the international community. Failing to do so would hurt Japan itself.
The IMF said on Tuesday that China's underperforming recovery is dragging down the global economic recovery, despite keeping its forecast for China's GDP growth unchanged.
With sea ice melting in the summer, the commercial value of the Arctic shipping route is back in the spotlight, which is an important area where China and Russia have potential and should strengthen collaboration.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said that US President Joe Biden had never challenged her on the issue of Rome being part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Reuters reported on Saturday.
Although it hasn't yet been confirmed by Indian authorities whether they will reject Chinese automaker BYD's proposal to set up a factory in the country, relevant media reports have attracted a lot of public attention. It is hoped that India will not be politically biased against Chinese investment, refrain from setting invisible entry barriers for Chinese manufacturers under the disguise of protecting economic security.
While high-level exchanges and constructive communications between China and the US have sent certain positive signals, it doesn't seem to have slowed the US in hammering out sanctions against China. But that doesn't mean China will just roll over and take the reckless crackdown by the US.
AI won't be exempted from overall US technological crackdown on China. The US wants to maintain dominance in most high-tech fields and is willing to contain China's technological development by means of suppression, just like it has done in the chip war.
The US has waged a chip war against China to stifle the latter's technological progress in cutting-edge areas, but doubts and a backlash over the potential consequences have been growing as Washington's strategic mistake looms increasingly larger and high-tech industry players in the US fear becoming casualties in the self-defeating war.
Extreme heat wave is likely to be another major challenge facing the Chinese economy. China's ability to maintain economic and social activities amid high temperatures is a microcosm of its economic resilience.
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry arrived in Beijing on Sunday for a four-day visit to China, during which he is scheduled to have in-depth exchanges with senior Chinese officials.
Bilateral trade between China and the US has been on the decline this year, due in large part to the continuous US' "decoupling" push and antagonistic trade policy toward China.
With Southeast Asia's infrastructure projects attracting attention from the Western developed countries, China may face some competition when it comes to strengthening infrastructure cooperation with Southeast Asian countries. However, China's advantages lie in construction technology and quality, so regional cooperation momentum is unlikely to be affected.
With another setback for its high-end manufacturing, India's manufacturing development needs not just the government's ambition, but also the industrial planning that suits its own conditions.
It is hoped that Yellen can bring back to Washington what Chinese officials had told her and what she had seen and felt in China during her four-day Beijing trip. It will help form a more objective and rational view of China among US policymakers.
It seems nothing but alarming to see the world's average temperature reach a new high for the third time in a single week, which highlights the urgency of global climate cooperation, especially among major economies. The world needs the West to take more action to benefit climate cooperation in a responsible manner and fully honor its commitments.
While China's artificial intelligence (AI) development may be facing headwinds from a US crackdown in terms of AI chip restrictions, the enthusiasm of Chinese companies for AI applications is likely to lead the country's AI development down a different path.