All you need to know about China and the dynamics of Sino-US relations
In 2020, while documenting the Abuja integrated transport project, which includes the metro, intercity railway and the Abuja airport, and is handled by China Civil Engineering Construction Corp, I read in detail how China developed its high-speed railways.
Water is critical for sustaining all aspects of life. Water is at the center of our need to better understand and address the impacts of climate change. Climate change caused by human activities will continue to be catastrophic for humanity. It is already having serious impacts on the world's water systems, and changes in these systems can have a devastating impact on people's lives.
After being deferred for a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was finally declared open at the opening ceremony on July 23, but without spectators.
There are many reasons why it is important for Japan to host the Summer Olympic Games this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic raging in many parts of the world. The obvious rationale for holding the Olympics is that the open spirit of sports competition has a special power to unite a politically and culturally fragmented world.
Editor's Note: The Tokyo Olympic Games officially started on July 23 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, yet many see it as a ray of hope in a world battling serious challenges, especially because it represents the spirit of human beings. Three experts share their views on the issue with China Daily:
Editor's note: Racial and religious discrimination is rampant in the US, but the administration uses myriad ploys to cover it up. Four experts share their views on the issue with China Daily.
China has realized its first centenary goal of eradicating absolute poverty and building a moderately prosperous society in all respects thanks to the able and strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this year.
After tennis legend Arthur Ashe contracted HIV/AIDS, he commented that the heaviest burden he had to bear was not the disease but being born black in the United States. In addition to facing systemic racism, black people in the US suffer disproportionately from disease and have shorter life expectancies and less healthy lives.
The population in China is aging rapidly. The proportion of people aged 60 or above is expected to increase to 35 percent by 2050, turning the population into one of the oldest in the world. While aging poses great challenges, if managed well, these can be overcome to create opportunities.
On July 20, the central authorities unveiled a policy document aimed at reducing childrearing and education costs and build a "fertility-friendly society" as a follow-up move to the May 31 policy decision of allowing all couples to have three children. Less than six years ago, in October 2015, China relaxed its more than three-decade-old stringent family planning policy, allowing all couples to have two children.
The Communist Party of China has to shoulder the sweet burden of praise for its governance and leadership, which have made China the second-largest economy in the world and one of the leading powers in high-tech including artificial intelligence.
Four months after the Anchorage meeting between high-level officials of China and the United States, with much fanfare, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman came to China for follow-up meetings with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng. Like Anchorage, to observe COVID-19 response protocols, the talks this time were not held in the capital city either. The suburbs of Tianjin is as close as any foreigner can get to meet Chinese officials these days.
True, the unprecedented rainfall wreaked havoc in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, but since severe rainstorms have also hit other parts of Henan, such as Gongyi and Xinxiang, and the neighboring Hebei province, the assessment of the impact of the deluge should not be confined to Henan alone.
Tibet has been an integral part of China since ancient times. But before the peaceful liberation of Tibet by the Communist Party of China in 1951, most of the local people lived in abject poverty.
When President Xi Jinping proposed the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, he effectively shifted the global economy in the direction of rapid development, inspiring great hope particularly among developing countries.
China's economy achieved 12.7 percent growth in the first half of this year, increasing the chances of employment for young graduates.
Having achieved its first centennial goal of eradicating absolute poverty and building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, China is moving closer to achieving its second centennial goal of becoming a great modern socialist country and realizing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Headlines across the world tell us that hundreds have died in the recent heat waves in Canada and the northwestern United States. The stories invariably blame climate change and admonish us to tackle it urgently.
At a recent news conference, National Health Commission officials said more than 50 percent adults, and about 20 percent children in the 6-17 age group and 10 percent of those aged below 6 are either overweight or obese.
Since mid-July, Henan province, especially its capital Zhengzhou, has been battered by rainstorms. But very few expected the unprecedented deluge that devastated Zhengzhou last week.
In his landmark speech on July 1 to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, reiterated China's commitment to building a community with a shared future for mankind and promoting the Belt and Road Initiative.
The United States and China published the initial results of their respective censuses not long ago. The two countries have much in common, as the results show. The population growth rates have fallen to their lowest levels in decades in both countries. The average age of the Chinese and US populations is about the same－around 38 years. The results also reflect their overall demographic changes.
The heavens opened at the weekend but initially the situation was not as bad as the meteorologists had warned. But by Tuesday, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters realized the severity of the situation and raised the emergency response to floods in Henan province to Level III.
Talking about a community with a shared future for mankind, I can't help thinking of the summer of 2016, when I participated in a meeting deliberating the concept and its adoption in the ministerial declaration of the Group of 70 and China.
Media outlets across the world have covered the landmark speech Xi Jinping, general secretary of Communist Party of China Central Committee, delivered on July 1 to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC. Some of the most prominent English language dailies, which were also the first to publish commentaries on Xi's speech, initially called it "defiant" and "belligerent" in nature, which they now blame on a few quintessential Chinese expressions lost in translation.
On July 8, the Japanese government declared a state of emergency in Tokyo until Aug 22, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. That means the Tokyo Olympic Games (July 23-Aug 8) will be subject to strict limits on spectators for large events.
Editor's Note: A self-proclaimed defender of human rights around the globe, the US has a very poor record of defending Muslims' rights at home. Three scholars and an institute for global religious studies share their views on the issue with China Daily:
As the National Security Law in Hong Kong has restored order and stability, businesses have ramped up their investment in the city. A total of 56,253 local companies were registered during the first six months of the year, an increase of 11.07 percent compared with the figure in the second half of 2020, Hong Kong's Companies Registry said in a statement last week.
After the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games decided in March to ban overseas fans from the 2020 Summer Games, the question of whether to hold or cancel the Olympics ceased to have much significance for Japan's economic outlook. To add to the problems facing the Games, Tokyo re-entered its fourth state of emergency on July 12, prompting the organizers to even bar domestic spectators from most of the events.
As Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC on July 1, to build a community with a shared future for mankind is one of the major tasks of the Party.
Trading commenced on China's national emissions trading system (ETS) on Friday. With a trading volume of about 4 billion tons of carbon dioxide or roughly 12 percent of the total global CO2 emissions, the ETS is now the world's largest carbon market.
The announcement in June to renew the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between China and Russia comes as no surprise. Unlike the wild fluctuations and rhetoric that have marked US and British diplomacy and foreign policies in recent years, Beijing and Moscow continue to handle their relations with caution and responsibility.
On June 28, China and Russia announced that they would extend the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation. On Friday the treaty marked its 20th anniversary, so the joint announcement in June was an impartial signal that the two nations are determined to further consolidate their relationship.
Editor's Note: China and Russia adhere to the principle of equality and trust, mutual support and common prosperity. No wonder the comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation between the two countries have deepened. How will the two sides further safeguard world peace and stability and promote fair global governance. Three experts share their views on the issue with China Daily:
The Eco Forum Global Annual Conference in Guiyang, Guizhou province, is significant for sharing new practices and experiences on green urban development, as well as for exploring new modes and paths of low-carbon, green, high-quality economic development.
In his July 1 speech, President Xi Jinping reiterated China's proposals to build a community with a shared future for mankind and promote cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative framework.
How and why have China's economy and national strength been growing at such a rapid pace over the past decades?
Relations between countries were, are and will be complicated. Their divergent interests often trigger competition and sometimes confrontation. Since ancient times, the motto "might makes right" has been perceived as the governing principle of international relations.
If the world wants to beat back COVID-19 and ensure no one is left behind in the recovery, two issues thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic need attention: digitalization and regional cooperation.
In a world where political forces change continuously, with right-wing, centrist and left-wing parties around the world contesting elections to govern their countries and major swings in the electors' preferences, the Communist Party of China, which is celebrating the centenary of its founding, stands out in stark contrast for its continuity.
In the race to become the leader in artificial intelligence, China and the United States are way ahead of the rest of the world. What does that mean for the other countries? Will these two global technology giants soak up the AI economic dividend all for themselves?
China is implementing policies targeted at raising the fertility rate because it has been declining continuously for the past few years. On May 31, China further relaxed the family planning policy, allowing all couples to have up to three children.
Summer vacation has started, but cram schools may be feeling the chill because since last month, 15 cram schools have been fined for issuing misleading advertisements, manipulating prices and using deceptive clauses in their documents. And on Friday, the Ministry of Education issued an official document encouraging public schools to take care of children during summer vacation, which apparently would further cool down the market for cram schools.
China held the Communist Party of China and World Political Parties Summit on Tuesday with the aim of strengthening mutual understanding and learning, so as to promote national and international development for the well-being of the people across the world.
The 1920s were not a good time for China. Its 400 million people mainly lived in rural areas, mired in poverty. Feuds among warlords led to frequent internecine wars. And the government of the day couldn't do much to improve the lives of the Chinese people. The Chinese people faced poverty and famine.
Recently, the 10th China Flower Expo dropped the curtain on Shanghai's Chongming Island.
That the Communist Party of China has completed a long and successful 100 years shows socialism with Chinese characteristics works well in China and the country is on road to become a modern, prosperous, socialist and developed society by overcoming all challenges.
Last year, President Xi Jinping had two telephone conversations with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and charted the course for further advancing Sino-British relations. In February 2021, Premier Li Keqiang delivered a speech, via video link, at a New Year banquet held by the United Kingdom's 48 Group Club, encouraging Chinese and British peoples to strengthen the "icebreaker" spirit.
The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China has set off a movie boom in China, with a series of commemorative films being released one after another.
July 1 marked the 100th year of the founding of the Communist Party of China. On the same day, thanks to Andean countries' collaborators in China and other countries, we (Andean Road Countries for Science and Technology) launched the long-awaited platform of the Journal of Latin American Science and Culture after more than two years of preparations with the valuable support from our academic, industrial and innovation partners from China and other regions of the world.
China's success in building a modern industrialized society and eradicating absolute poverty is a shining example for all countries and activists, like me, fighting for a just and fairer world economic order.
The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. But the year is also the 50th anniversary of another important date for the People's Republic of China: taking up its seat at the United Nations in 1971. When Beijing's first UN representative, Huang Hua, took his place as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, he joined Sir Colin Crowe, the British ambassador to the UN at the time.
In his July 1 landmark speech to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said: "We have overcome a long list of major risks and challenges, fulfilled the first centenary goal, and set out strategic steps for achieving the second centenary goal."
As the leading force of China's revolution, construction and reform, the Communist Party of China has stayed true to its original aspirations and mission throughout its 100-year history while not only protecting Chinese people's human rights but also leading them to develop human rights in line with the country's actual conditions.
Editor's note: General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping, who is also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered a landmark speech on July 1 to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC. Eight scholars from home and abroad analyzed the speech. Excerpts from their analyses follow:
The wire news copies I used to edit in the mid-1980s, when I started as a journalist, made it clear that China－a poor country at the time－was at the receiving end.
It's been a year and a half since the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed productive relations across the world. Constrained access to inputs, problems in accessing vaccines and other medical supplies, and travel restrictions are just a few of the most pressing characteristics of this period.
The Chinese people have more than 100 reasons to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China on Thursday.
For the West, China is a disputable issue, even more so its phenomenal economic growth in recent decades. There are many question marks, in the West, over the emergence of China as the new economic, political, and recently also technological power.
This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Over the 100 years since its founding, the CPC has united and led the Chinese people in making monumental achievements, and created a great miracle rare in Chinese history, even in world history.
Editor's Note: At the "China and Russia: Joint Development and Modernization" International Symposium, organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China-Russia Friendship Committee for Peace and Development, and China Daily in Beijing on June 24, more than 10 experts from the two countries shared their views on bilateral relations, economic and technological cooperation, the connection between the Belt and Road Initiative and Eurasian Economic Union, as well as the situations in Europe and Asia. Following are excerpts from their speeches, reported by China Daily's Bu Yingna, Liu Yi and Luan Ruiying:
China and Russia have strengthened bilateral strategic communication and deepened cooperation, especially to jointly fight the novel coronavirus pandemic and deal with the unprecedented changes in the world.
The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2017 proposed a new concept, the "Chinese approach" to modernization, according to which a country, independent of any interference or influence, should decide what political system to follow to achieve economic development.
Editor's Note: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Today the CPC has grown into the largest political party in the world, and the country under its strong leadership has become the world's second-largest economy. Two experts share their views on how the Party has led the country and people to rejuvenation and prosperity with China Daily:
On behalf of the government of Nepal, the Communist Party of Nepal and on my own, I would like to congratulate General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chinese President Xi Jinping, other high ranking leaders and members of the CPC as well as the entire Chinese nation on this landmark occasion.
In October 2000, China and African countries jointly established the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, ushering in a new era of Sino-African relations during which cooperation between the two sides has deepened and produced more fruitful results.
The first face-to-face meeting between the US and Russian presidents since July 2018, despite the positive signs, failed to produce any major breakthrough. Yet the Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin summit, many observers believe, prevented further deterioration of US-Russia relations and could even lead to a stable development of bilateral ties and cooperation in the future.
As the country marks the 100th year of the founding of the Communist Party of China, let us take a look at the history of the Party and China's democracy.
The herd of elephants moving north after leaving the Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve in Yunnan province has drawn widespread public attention, with tens of millions of people following its movement on TV programs and social media platforms.
Informing someone that he or she has cancer is indescribably difficult. It is all the more heart-wrenching when we know that their disease possibly could have been detected and treated earlier, thus increasing their survival chances, or even prevented entirely.
For many, the recently published census, which shows China's population growth rate continues to decline, is a warning of severe problems for the country.
China and Georgia have been reliable trade partners and friendly countries. Since establishing diplomatic ties in 1992, the two countries have respected each other's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and choice of development modes. And based on equality and mutual benefit, their collaboration has set an example of equality-based harmonious cooperation.
A herd of more than a dozen elephants marching northward from their habitat in Xishuangbanna of Yunnan province has drawn worldwide attention.
The Olympic Games is about competition and achievements, both individual and national, but certainly not only about them. The Olympics also brings political and economic benefits for the host cities and countries, and helps them attract more tourists and better promote their culture. These beneficial impacts are often called the "Olympic miracle" or the "Olympic effect".
In the coming years, the new international and development policies of China, the United States and the European Union will significantly overlap, as China's 14th Five-Plan Plan (2021-25) period coincides with the terms of the Joe Biden administration and the European Commission (2019-24).
The security situation in Central Asia has become more unstable in the wake of the United States withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. In such a situation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, given its 20-year experience in security cooperation, can contribute to Central Asia's peace and stability.
Like many others concerned about the continuation of "civilization" as we know it, I followed the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, Southwest England with particular interest, and ultimately disappointment. Much of the three-day affair seemed to focus on the Biden administration's continuing fixation on "democracies" versus "autocracies" in general, and on China specifically.
Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries has deepened over the past nine years, delivering benefits to all parties involved.
As an elderly Asian-American man, I have recently been the target of road rage in California by white Americans. Something is coming undone in the social fabric of the United States and it is pitting different groups of Americans against each other. This rage can be traced to several causes that suggest a new call to action.
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