All you need to know about China and the dynamics of Sino-US relations
This year has witnessed the strengthening of China-EU economic relations. Provisional foreign trade figures from the European Union last month revealed that China replaced the United States as the EU's biggest trading partner during the first seven months of 2020, with bilateral trade growing 2.6 percent year-on-year.
China and 14 other countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in November, forming the largest trade pact in the world.
The internet is the backbone of communication in today's world. It promotes trade and cultural exchanges across the world, with cyberculture influencing people, especially the younger generations, throughout the length and breadth of the globe.
In July 1947, Foreign Affairs magazine published a long article titled "The Sources of Soviet Conduct" by one "Mr. X", which advocated containment of the Soviet Union and eventually was celebrated as the philosophical road map for the US winning the Cold War more than four decades later.
At the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee, proposals for formulating the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) were adopted, setting the target of basically achieving a new type of urbanization.
The global economy has plunged into a deep recession because of the impact of the novel coronavirus.
The fact that the government has included Health China in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) to improve people's overall health shows that the Chinese people today are more aware of the importance of mental health.
Washington has been trying to strangle Huawei and other Chinese high-tech companies globally.
Internet of energy will connect the communication, information and energy networks to improve the alignment of supply and demand
Next year, China is due to host the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Wetlands.
This year's World AIDS Day is like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the progress that the world has made in health and development, including the gains we have made against HIV over the past four decades. This year the theme of World AIDS Day (on Tuesday) is "Global solidarity, shared responsibility".
Americans don't agree on much of anything nowadays. Yet they are largely united in their belief that China represents an existential challenge to their country and the world order it has long led. This combination of internal division and external demonization has made the Sino-American rivalry increasingly inescapable－and potentially catastrophic.
"He who pays the Danegeld, never gets rid of the Dane", said Rudyard Kipling, the English author. Anyone, therefore, who imagines that the appeasement of a bully will bring harmony, is in for a shock. The United Kingdom government, unfortunately, has now learned this lesson the hard way.
The current US administration has made it clear with its desperate actions that it considers its "tough on China" policy to be its most prominent legacy
To cope with the unprecedented challenges facing the global economy, China has unveiled the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) and decided to follow the "dual circulation "paradigm, which will chart the course of the country's economic restructuring in the next five to 15 years.
Thanks to China's rapid economic development, strengthened environmental protection and improved public healthcare, life expectancy has increased in the country, which incidentally has also created a new challenge for the country: the aging population.
The Boao Forum for Asia is going to celebrate its 20th anniversary in just a few months' time.
For generations, Hong Kong citizens were held in high esteem internationally for their serious work ethic, their reliability and their social harmony. Such attributes are not generally found in many other parts of the world. Being known for them reflected much to the credit of our hard-working citizens. Such sterling human qualities could readily be emulated by the citizens of other world cities.
Since the start of 2020, I tied my own feelings closely to the daily confirmed local COVID-19 cases: relieved when there is none, anxious when there is one, and frustrated if the number is more than one.
China recently announced guidelines for the formulation of its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25).
The Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China held in October approved the Central Committee's proposals for formulating the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Term Goals for 2035.
Scientific and technological innovation can propel economic and social development.
During the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, China is expected to maintain a healthy economic growth rate and become a high-income country with its per capita gross national income crossing $12,600, which will usher in another period of high growth for the domestic as well as outbound tourism sectors.
Here lies Sa'adat Hasan Manto and with him lie buried all the secrets and mysteries of short-story writing. Under tons of earth he lies, still wondering who between the two is a greater short-story writer, God or he.
Now that the incumbent US president has nebulously conceded defeat in the US presidential election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden seems set to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Jan 20.
On Tuesday India once again played an old trick of diverting public attention from domestic problems. The ministry of electronic and information technology announced it was blocking 43 apps including Alibaba Workbench, AliExpress, Alipay Cashier, CamCard and WeDate.
China and US can work together to revive multilateralism with a global pact for a climate-friendly global recovery
Country needs cleaner ways of using coal as well as a rapid growth of renewable energy to achieve carbon neutrality
Sino-Australian relations started deteriorating after Canberra jumped on the Washington bandwagon and leveled baseless accusations against Beijing including that China initially mishandled the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which allowed it to spread to the rest of the world. Bilateral relations further soured after Australia imposed strict screening measures on Chinese products, leaving China no choice but to launch four anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against Australian goods.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, signed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries on Nov 15, has not only created the world's largest free trade area but also given the strongest shot in the arm of multilateral trade since the US imposed sanctions on other countries, especially China.
Before the two-day World Internet Conference and Internet Development Forum opened in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, on Monday, the organizing committee released an action plan on how to build a mutually beneficial cybercommunity, including taking initiatives to better safeguard personal information and strengthen data security.
When expanding the pilot program for long-term care insurance regional differences need to be considered
Evolving competition among the major economies will shape the post-pandemic global landscape in the next five years
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed the second global economic crisis in just 12 years. But, unlike the crash of 2008, which revealed severe structural flaws in the global financial system, the current downturn has exposed the weaknesses of governments that have been struggling to implement a timely and efficient response to a public health crisis and its economic fallout. One of the main obstacles is insufficient use of big data and available technologies that could accelerate and optimize public policymaking.
The Foreign Ministers of the People's Republic of China and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the commencement of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, co-authored this article to mark the bilateral friendship and trust built over the past five decades between the two countries.
Building a unified domestic market necessary to lay a solid foundation for the new 'dual circulation' development paradigm
China has clear policies on issues relating to the South China Sea and has made remarkable progress in cooperating with countries in the region. China and the members of Association of Southeast Asian Nations attach great importance to marine collaboration.
Addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September, President Xi Jinping vowed that China's carbon emission will peak before 2030 and it will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
The novel coronavirus pandemic is still raging in many parts of the world, with many countries－including the United States, India and some European countries -experiencing a second or third wave of infections. In a way, this indicates the failure of pandemic prevention and control measures in these countries.
Thanks to reform and opening-up and the rapid economic development they facilitated, China has transformed from a low-income economy with per capita GDP of less than $200 to a middle-income economy with per capita GDP of more than $10,000. It has also become the world's second-largest economy which has reduced the extreme poverty index from more than 90 percent to about 1 percent.
"Versailles" has become a buzzword online with the hashtag being viewed more than 770 million times on Weibo, a Twitter-like social media platform."Versailles" refers to Chinese millennials flaunting their wealth on social media and expressing opinions contrary to the majority on random issues. What is the reason behind this phenomenon?
History teaches us that multilateralism, equity and justice can keep war and conflict at bay, while unilateralism and power politics aggravate disputes and confrontation.
The fact that Canberra's allegations that Beijing is using "economic coercion" and "trade weaponization" and taking "discriminative trade measures" do not stand up to scrutiny shows Australian politicians are trying to confuse the public by blaming the victim.
The world is united by a common aspiration to defeat COVID-19 as early as possible and get the global economy back on its feet.
China's infrastructure construction has witnessed rapid growth since the start of reform and opening-up in the late 1970s. However, infrastructure facilities, such as roads, bridges, ports and pipelines, belong to the category of traditional infrastructure. China's policymakers have been mulling support for "new infrastructure" in recent meetings.
By vowing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, China has strengthened the global fight against climate change. Yet the building and construction sector's role will be critical to China's successful pursuit of the carbon neutrality goal.
The International Monetary Fund has recently predicted that the Chinese economy will grow by 1.9 percent this year, making it the only G20 economy to register positive growth in 2020. Also, China's economy is forecast to increase by as much as 8 percent next year－and its share of global GDP is set to increase from 18.56 percent in 2020 to 20.18 percent by 2025.
After media outlets declared the former US vice-president winner of the presidential election, Joe Biden delivered a speech saying he wishes to unify the country and will not treat opponents as enemies while incumbent President Donald Trump's camp sought legal solutions to the election controversy, which is yet to be resolved as the official result is still awaited.
At the virtual G20 Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday and Sunday, the leaders of the participating countries are expected to discuss the unprecedented challenge brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession it has caused. One of the key issues they must address is how to secure global financial stability by bolstering the global financial safety net, which comprises the layered financial support from various resources.
The novel coronavirus outbreak surprised the world with the speed of its spread, forcing countries to take drastic measures that turned the health crisis into a systemic one.
In 2008, the subprime mortgage crisis in the United States triggered the global financial crisis. The institutional defects of the international monetary system attracted wide attention, and new public goods and solutions were sought. The renminbi hence started its journey to be used in global trade and investment.
Seventy years ago, the Chinese People's Volunteers made the historic decision to enter the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to fight the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) in order to safeguard peace and thwart expansionism. Despite the many odds including the military disparity between the US-led forces and the Chinese-Korean side, the Chinese People's Volunteers fought with their lives to resist US aggression and prevented the war from spreading and threatening China's national security and territorial integrity.
Since the Chinese government introduced the first official guideline to boost people's fitness level in 1993, sports and physical activity related industries have made extraordinary achievements. That a large number of playgrounds and parks have been built across the country shows the Chinese people, in general, are more serious about physical fitness today than in the past.
After four long years of diminished prospects, stagnation and divisive geopolitics, the Summit Season could show the way toward a better future.
As this year is the fifth year of the adoption of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It's a good time to reflect on the roles played by different stakeholders and their potential.
As members of BRICS, China and Brazil need to deepen cooperation to optimize the opportunities they share and meet the common challenges they face. The two countries should also help elevate China-Latin America cooperation to a higher level.
After China launched a campaign to root out corruption, some corrupt elements fled overseas to avoid punishment. Many of the corrupt officials and businesspeople who fled abroad have voluntarily returned home and surrendered to the authorities because of the Chinese government's earnest anti-corruption campaign.
Pandemic has shown that the everlasting friendship between China and Costa Rica is as stable as a mountain
The China-Europe Railway Express needs an overall plan for its future development
China will better protect biodiversity by pursuing high-quality, green development, according to an official document released after conclusion of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee late last month. Three environmental experts explain how China aims to achieve its green goals.
China's economy has grown at a fast, unprecedented rate since the launch of reform and opening-up in the late 1970s, although the rate has slowed a bit over the past few years since the country adopted a science-based, innovation-driven economic development model.
That the Singles Day annual e-shopping festival has set records with Tmall reporting total sales revenue of 498.2 billion yuan ($75.26 billion) and JD of 271. 5 billion yuan indicates the Chinese economy is on the fast track to recovery on the back of rising consumption.
Every time I give a lecture on aging in China, I use a screen-shot of a headline and photo from an article in Time magazine published in 2019. The headline is simple: "China's Aging Population Is a Major Threat to Its Future." The article describes the familiar narrative for the consequences of aging in China. The standard forecasts of the number of people aged 65 or above in the future are presented, and referred to a
Premier Li Keqiang is taking part in a series of East Asian cooperation meetings via video links from Thursday to Sunday. Will the meetings boost regional cooperation and free trade?
That the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee held late last month emphasized the increasing importance of protecting people's lives and health, especially after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrates the Party's people-centric governance philosophy which puts people's safety and health first.
The effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Hong Kong's economy, which had already been battered by the months of social unrests, is beginning to emerge, with some studies showing that the special administrative region could slip into a catalytic recession.
It was undiplomatic of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to send a congratulatory message on Nov 7 to former US vice-president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris after they were projected to be the winners of the 2020 presidential election."We intend to put forward concrete proposals on how we can close ranks as a transatlantic community－be it with regard to players such as China, climate protection or the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic," the message said.
With more than 10.2 million infections and nearly 240,000 deaths, the world's biggest economy appears to be the feeblest healthwise.
In the age of electronic and social media, political discourse in the United States has been reduced from Democrats versus Republicans to blue states versus red states, an evolution of or a substitute for right versus left.
The Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee was held late last month in the backdrop of exceptional circumstances－at a time when China and the rest of the world are fighting to control the spread of COVID-19 and US-China relations have become exceptionally complex. It also coincided with the heightened presidential campaign in the United States.
China is playing an important role in easing the debt burdens of African countries
One of the key challenges over 14th Five-Year Plan period will be creation of more and better jobs
Climate change is one of the most serious global challenges facing humankind. And although different countries have suffered to different extents the effects of climate change－such as forest fires, tsunami, droughts, cyclones, and melting glaciers and drying water bodies－the challenge can be overcome only through international cooperation, not by one country or a tiny group of countries.
In a televised address on Saturday after the presidential election had been called in his favor, Joe Biden spoke of securing a victory for "We the people" and said the nation stands at "an inflection point".
Highlighting the importance of the Ya'an-Nyingchi section of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that greater efforts should be made to build a high-quality railway because it will play a key role in the socioeconomic development of the country's western region.
China is increasing agricultural cooperation with Africa to help the continent strengthen its resilience to hunger and food insecurity
China's industrial and digital technologies can be leveraged to promote the capacity building of developing countries in the post-pandemic era
China's remarkable achievements in economic development, environmental protection and public healthcare have increased life expectancy, but they have also created a new challenge for the country. What should China do to meet the aging society challenge?
The 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) is important not only for China's economic development in the next five years but also the country's overall development through to 2035. In the background of the COVID-19 pandemic and Sino-US conflicts, some leading academics analyze the challenges and opportunities facing China.
China's development plans will incorporate step-by-step goals for it to realize its pledge
Multilateralism is the right way for the international community to address the risks and challenges confronting the world
A new report released by Gender Action, an NGO working for gender equality, cosponsored by NGO Forum on the ADB, Oxfam and Recourse－Unmet Gender Promises: Making IFI Projects and Policies Deliver on Genderequal Rights－says public multilateral development banks, also called international financial institutions (IFIs), that finance development projects in developing countries must more aggressively promote gender equality and environmental safety.
The documents including the communiqué and suggestions released after the conclusion of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee recently have emphasized that the centennial goal of military development be achieved by 2027, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.
The suggestions released after the conclusion of the Fifth Plenary Session of 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee last week said China will prudently and cautiously promote the internationalization of the renminbi. China has been making efforts to internationalize the renminbi for the past more than one decade.
The Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee that concluded last week advanced to combine the strategy to expand domestic consumption with the deepening of supply side structural reform, which the government has been carrying out since 2015.
The Donald Trump administration seems obsessed with decoupling the United States from China.
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