All you need to know about China and the dynamics of Sino-US relations
The Sinophobic policies of the United States are causing losses to China in the near term, but in the long run, China could benefit from them. As absurd as it sounds, it is a reality that deserves attention.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world, but it has not broken us. We are witnessing devastations on many fronts. Nearly 1 million people have died worldwide, and the death toll continues to rise.
In January 2020, I watched from Zhejiang province as the COVID-19 epidemic unfolded. The impact of the epidemic on the higher education industry, already in the throes of transformation, would be significant.
On Tuesday, Facebook is reported as saying it might quit Europe if the ban on sharing data with the US gets enforced, which became possible after a ruling by the European Court of Justice in July found "there were insufficient safeguards against snooping by US intelligence agencies".
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and US President Donald Trump agreed on Sunday night to further strengthen the Japan-US security alliance, in their first phone call since Suga took office on Wednesday.
The COVID-19 pandemic will make it more difficult for countries across the world to eliminate absolute poverty, ensure food security and provide healthcare for the people, although some global problems such as lack of food security and adequate public healthcare can be attributed to uneven global development.
The China-EU trade negotiations may provide the Republic of Ireland with an opportunity to play an important supporting role in promoting harmonious dialogue, which is needed to pave the way toward a satisfactory conclusion. There are many obstacles that need to be overcome and conflicts to be avoided, and that can happen only through open dialogue, hard negotiations and mutual respect.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about major changes around the world, subverting－or reshaping－many international consensuses. The pandemic is the third major event that has changed the global agenda this century, the first two being the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and the 2008 global financial crisis. Among the other major developments that have impacted the world since 2017 are the trade war launched by the United States and Brexit.
Many of the people who write about human rights are Western writers who were born and grew up in affluent societies.
The idea of sustainable development is that the whole world should enjoy an economic system that is prosperous, fair and environmentally sustainable. It aims to combine economic objectives with social justice and environmental sustainability.
Since the novel coronavirus outbreak became a global health emergency, most countries around the world have issued recommendations for social distancing and self-isolation, in addition to imposing restrictions on international travel and suspending non-essential activities. Nonetheless, during this challenging year, Mexico and China have strengthened their ties in order to help contain the pandemic and sustain the ever expanding multi-sectoral links between them.
The Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against COVID-19, co-chaired by President Xi Jinping and held via video link in June, injected new dynamism into Sino-African friendship and cooperation in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Pandemic lockdowns, digitalization and the acceleration of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are all driving a shift in global governance.
The novel coronavirus has hit Africa and set back its pace of manufacturing development.
The world is battling the global health crisis, including the economic and social ramifications.
Some media reports say the United States administration is reviewing the schedule of under-secretary of state Keith Krach's planned visit to Taiwan on Sept 17-19 to attend so-called high-level economic talks with the island leaders.
In these unprecedented and unpredictable times, the ongoing tensions between Washington and Beijing have had an impact on the European Union's relations with China.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on China's economy, similar to the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and 2008 global financial crisis－different only in scope and extent of the effects.
Five years ago at the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, world leaders unanimously adopted the ambitious Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
Digital technology is being increasingly adopted to carry out economic and social activities, and is profoundly transforming production patterns and people's lifestyles.
Let me tell you a story about searching for a place called Shangri-la. For at times like these, people seek Shangri-la－for peace, health and happiness.
Taking over the European Union's rotating presidency from Croatia on July 1, Germany will lead and coordinate EU member states' response to various domestic and foreign challenges using the slogan "Unite to Make Europe Strong Again" until Dec 31.
Thanks to the booming opportunities created by the Belt and Road Initiative, the transforming globalization trend, and the changing geopolitical landscape and global economic and trade environment, an increasing number of enterprises, including multinational enterprises with significant presence in China
The world today is undergoing profound changes. These changes have been accelerated by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Of late, there have been heated debates on the use of unified textbooks in some schools in ethnic minority autonomous regions or autonomous counties, which some foreign media outlets have used as a pretext to make irresponsible remarks on China's education system.
China's campaign to eliminate absolute poverty by the end of this year has entered the countdown stage with less than four months remaining to achieve the goal.
Established in 1948 as the United Nations' first specialized agency, the World Health Organization has played a crucial role in providing global public goods. Especially, in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, its coordinating role is irreplaceable and therefore, it should get the wholehearted support of the international community.
For the past few years, the United States has been using the vocational education and training centers in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region as a pretext to attack China's human rights record and gain the upper hand in its strategic competition with China.
China launched the Global Initiative on Data Security at a seminar on global digital governance on Tuesday.
The World Health Organization praising China on Monday for its success in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, while well deserved, came as a surprise to me, especially because I've been covering the WHO's press briefings since February.
China faces new challenges in 2020 in the field of diplomacy, although after largely containing the novel coronavirus pandemic at home, China has made concerted efforts to normalize diplomatic activities and deal with the outstanding and emerging challenges on the external front.
Food production must double by 2050 to meet the demand of a growing population, according to the United Nations. Yet about one-third of the food produced globally is either lost or wasted every year.
Strengthening Sino-European ties can act as counterbalance to instability in US-China ties
US foreboding about the state of the nation is manifest in its China anxiety and its attempts to disrupt the global governance framework
In the midst of continuing face-offs on the disputed border between India and China, people shouldn't miss the silver linings to the clouds. Last Friday, for example, saw unusually high-level interactions between the two countries' foreign and defense ministers, indicating their desire to strike conciliatory chords and commitment to resolving border disputes peacefully.
The US Defense Department's 2020 China Military Power Report is exaggerated to say the least, aimed as it is at adding steam to the United States' claim of "China being a hazard to security". Compared with the 2019 report, the over-200-page China Military Power Report for 2020 has a new chapter－on the People's Liberation Army's growing global presence.
Hopes for the future of the film business are tightly focused on China at the moment. Not only does the most populous country boast tens of thousands of screens, hundreds of millions of moviegoers and people with ample money to spend, but also theatrical releases which are helping bring back life to normal in China like nowhere else in the world.
Cooperation is a key variable for the recovery of Latin America and the Caribbean in the post-pandemic phase
Will it take another global calamity for the US to understand that humankind as a whole has a shared future?
As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages. With continued lockdown measures and restricted borders, economic rebound seems uncertain.
TikTok, a video-sharing app owned by ByteDance, has filed a lawsuit against the United States administration for banning the app in the US.
China may be the safest place on the planet now. Eight months after its arduous battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, it has largely controlled the highly infectious disease. On Tuesday morning China held a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to commend role models in the country's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
For years, the Confucius Institutes have been an eyesore to some US politicians, and Beijing knows it. One such politician, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, recently said he hoped to shut down all Confucius Institutes on US university campuses by the end of the year. Before that, on Aug 13, he had condemned the institutes as "foreign mission of China".
Editor's Note: President Xi Jinping addressed a symposium commemorating the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945) and the Anti-Fascist War. Three experts share their views on Xi's speech with China Daily's Pan Yixuan. Excerpts follow:
Editor's Note: China is set to realize its target of eliminating absolute poverty by the end of this year. What are the factors behind China's imminent success? In the 11th of a series of commentaries, a senior journalist of China Daily tries to find the answers.
Strength in numbers, but China's corporate giants need to increase their international competitiveness
According to the new Washington consensus on China, the longstanding US policy of engagement has failed, and China has emerged as a strategic rival of the United States. According to the US administration's 2018 National Security Strategy, US assumptions about engaging with China "turned out to be false", and instead, China wants to "shape a world antithetical to US values and interests".
On Aug 26, the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, sent a letter to 15 visiting researchers from China saying it would cancel their visa program, forcing them to leave the United States at short notice amid travel restrictions due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Sino-US relations have undergone drastic changes since the US administration launched a tariff war against China at the beginning of 2018.
Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular role in the movie Black Panther, died from colon cancer at the age of 43 on Aug 29.
The "banquet hall" floor of a restaurant in a village in Xiangfen county, Shanxi province, collapsed when villagers were celebrating the 80th birthday of a fellow villager on Aug 29, killing 29 people and injuring 28, seven of them seriously.
One of the most noticeable features of our times is that there is so much misinformation. It is inescapable. Social media and the internet are full of it. We all know this. But being confident in our ability to recognize the truth, we all believe we will not be taken in by the lies and bullshit that prevail.
The State Council, China's Cabinet, has issued a guidance document on boosting consumption to win the battle against poverty. Which means advancing the poverty-alleviation work by encouraging all sectors of society to purchase products and services from impoverished regions or poverty-stricken people, in order to increase their incomes and thus help them to emerge from poverty. This is a unique way of involving the whole society in the poverty-alleviation campaign.
Since being made the first special economic zone (SEZ) in China on Aug 26, 1980, Shenzhen has grown from a small fishing village into a global metropolis, which houses a number of Fortune 500 enterprises such as Huawei, Tencent, Ping An Insurance and China Merchants Bank.
One of the more aggravating aspects of the dreary, never-ending coronavirus pandemic has been its politicization.
The documentary, Lies and Truth-Vocational Education and Training in Xinjiang, produced by the Xinjiang Development Research Center, a local think tank, has been on air since late August.
Sept 3 is observed as victory day in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45). The day is also observed as victory day in the major oriental battlefield of the Anti-Fascist War.
President Xi Jinping on Tuesday once again called for efforts to promote deeper-level reform and pursue higher-level opening up to provide strong impetus for establishing a new development pattern, reiterating the “ducal circulation” is a new choice for China’s economy facing new challenges.
This year marks the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region and implementation of the socialist system, which fostered equality, unity, mutual assistance and common prosperity of all ethnic groups in the region. With the central government's support, the autonomous region has made progress on multiple fronts in sync with the rest of China.
Editor's Note: China is set to realize its target of eliminating absolute poverty by the end of this year. What are the factors behind China's imminent success? In the 10th of a series of commentaries, a senior journalist of China Daily tries to find the answers.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's decision in late August to ban eight apps highlights the authorities' determination to protect users' rights and interests. The ministry's action also shows the supervisory authorities are committed to protecting people's personal information at a time when the digital economy is expanding.
Social needs will continue to propel innovation even after health crisis ends
Since the two sides are interdependent in trade and economy, greater cooperation can foster a more fruitful partnership
Amid all the problems faced by the world, those related to the economy being the most pressing for big business and world leaders, even though broad environmental problems, especially greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related issues, get some attention once in a while, biodiversity is rarely, if ever, discussed despite the global elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos declaring in January that the loss of biodiversity is one of the five biggest threats to the world's economies.
Growing evidence shows that COVID-19 survivors can suffer from long-term health effects, not least heart-related complications.
While the US administration continues to play out its McCarthyist agenda, it has no evidence to back its claim of malfeasance in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since the implementation of the national security law.
Editor's note: A notice for recruitment of candidates by public institutions of Yuhang district of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, recently went viral on social media as even PhD holders and postgraduates from Peking University and Tsinghua University lined up for the jobs.
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