The meeting between Tsai and McCarthy will not bring any tangible benefit to the US or Taiwan island, but will make the world, especially countries in the Asia-Pacific region, clearly witness, once again, the sinister intentions of the US to sow the seeds of crises, turmoil, and chaos in the region.
By Ai Jun | 2023/4/4 20:28:50
  • Europe can't afford to 'decouple' from China: former Italian official

    If you cannot keep a neutral position, you cannot be a negotiator. So Europe cannot negotiate peace between Russia and Ukraine, but China can.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/3 17:44:16
  • Why we protest Tsai Ing-wen's stopover in the US: anti-war activist

    US strategists play a long-term chess game, and it's about how we can gradually roll back the influence of Russia and China and secure the dominance of Western capitalism around the world.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/3 17:34:31
  • China's growth and diplomatic influence make Europe look to China

    The EU is a kind of international hybrid without a will of its own, and this is the reason why its member states prefer to take actions on their own, and not in the name of a unitary entity that does not really exist.

    By Giancarlo Elia Valori | 2023/4/3 17:19:18
  • Stark contrast of two events shows China's opening-up

    Two events that took place almost simultaneously in Washington on March 23 local time and Beijing on March 24 had completely opposite implications.

    By He Weiwen | 2023/4/3 0:48:55
  • The Sunset of the West?

    The "sunset" of the West has become increasingly obvious. The West will invest immense effort to find the resources for renewal. When they finally achieve some type of renewal, the world and their place within it will be qualitatively different.

    By Roland Boer | 2023/4/1 12:42:02
  • Unlimited potential for people-centered quality development

    Against the backdrop of constant headwinds of globalization, China, with its advantages in a large market, will continue to play a key role in promoting global connectivity. No matter how the international situation changes, China will always be an important driver of global economic development, and China's high-quality development will continue to enhance the appeal of the Global Development Initiatives put forward by China.

    By Wei Jianguo | 2023/3/31 18:49:58
  • For Congress, TikTok's 'original sin' is being Chinese

    Banning TikTok is a tiny part of a new US comprehensive & persistent campaign against China. US has gone from being a supporter who welcomed China's integration into intl community to an irascible fanatic who surrounds China at every turn.

    By Jin Kai | 2023/3/31 12:35:34
  • What is "democracy?" Whatever the US says it is

    In today's world, "democracy" has basically come to mean whatever the US government says it means. That Washington has to hype a virtual summit to reinforce that message, shows that fewer countries are willing to put up with it.

    By Nebojsa Malic | 2023/3/30 21:57:01
  • Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's visit to China is a win-win game

    This week's meeting could strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two states and be mutually beneficial. Both China and Spain advocate multilateralism, cooperation, and the peaceful and diplomatic resolution of conflicts, and having the same objective for a different purpose, starting in July, Spain may become an indispensable partner for China on the European stage.

    By Cristina Font | 2023/3/30 21:47:29
  • Budget-driven Pentagon traps in internal competition of 'who smears China the best'

    In the calculations of some US politicians, the increase in US defense budget can be justified once the US government and the public form a concerted effort against the "China threat." And with the DoD's policy driven more by budget, Washington will only pursue containing China's development more in a toxic political environment. In such a scenario, US politics will inevitably be hijacked by militarism, going down an increasingly irrational path.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 21:05:27
  • Large corporations-controlled US has no real democracy

    The US is functionally not a democracy. It's a plutocracy. It's a system in which the rich can buy representation in the government. It's a system in which large corporations can essentially buy politicians.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 20:53:55
  • Japan's treating oceans as a radioactive waste dump a 19th-century approach: nuclear expert

    This kind of unilateral action by one government that has trans-boundary and trans-generational harmful consequences for a wide range of other nations right across the Pacific is not conducive to peaceful, constructive relationships and building the safe, healthy future we all desperately need.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 19:57:55
  • McCarthyism is back, in word, deed and name

    I am concerned about America as a country. I want it to do well. But as long as America continues to adopt and implement these kind of policies that has a boomerang effect on its own citizens, in this case, Chinese American citizens, it will fail. I just don't want to see it. That's why I'm fighting to make sure we do the right thing and make sure that America continues to be a good country for us Chinese Americans to live in and work in and where our children will grow and have happy families.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 19:25:09
  • Chinese modernization is oriented to high-quality growth

    In that way, the sequence of modernization was a more holistic. It included social harmony and governance, and buy-in from local officials. Eventually, it is oriented to high-quality growth.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/30 17:10:53
  • Boarding education in Xizang scientific, effective and inclusive

    Boarding schools are the most ideal, effective, efficient mode of running schools for children of all ethnic groups in the Xizang region under current conditions. They have fostered tens of thousands of outstanding students for modernization of Xizang region and China.

    By Lajia Dangzhou | 2023/3/30 10:28:25
  • End of pandemic in sight, says former CDC director at Boao Forum for Asia

    The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, and China's public health system has made great progress, Gao Fu, a well-known national political advisor and former director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a panel focusing on ending the COVID-19 pandemic at the Boao Forum for Asia on Wednesday.

    By Hu Yuwei in Boao | 2023/3/29 22:45:10
  • No human rights for those gunned down in US

    Next time when US officials preach democracy and human rights to other countries, I hope they will first think about those who died at the gunpoint of their own people.

    By Ding Gang | 2023/3/29 22:43:42
  • McCarthy's planned meeting with Tsai is insane in repeating the same mistake

    A kinetic war between the US and China is now on the horizon. There is little time for the US to credibly change course before the first shots are exchanged by accident or design. It is a fatal mistake for the US or any outsider to act on the false belief that the status of the Taiwan island is or ever has been negotiable.

    By Franz Gayl | 2023/3/29 22:36:35
  • Politically inconvenient truth about US democracy

    It's due to this grand strategic miscalculation that observers should expect the US to fearmonger about that country during the second "Summit for Democracy" in an attempt to justify its hybrid war-driven subversion of China's purely peaceful rise. There's no universal model of democracy nor does any country have a monopoly on this political concept, but falsely implying or outright claiming otherwise as the US is doing is intended to manipulate popular perceptions for malicious ends.

    By Andrew Korybko | 2023/3/29 22:15:42
  • Ma's mainland visit connects common emotions and historical memories of compatriots across Taiwan Straits

    Ma's visit to the mainland for ancestral worship and communication stand in stark contrast to Tsai's trip to the US, highlighting the positive significance of Ma's visit to the mainland. As a mainland media professional, I wish Ma a smooth and successful visit to the mainland.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/28 21:15:23
  • Lee's China visit highlights ASEAN countries' concern of worsening regional security situation

    According to the Prime Minister's Office of Singapore, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang will both meet with Lee during the latter's tour, suggesting China's expectations for bilateral ties. Whether Singapore can truly break away from the influence of the US policy of containing China and make choices based on its own national interests is the key to ushering in a turning point for China-Singapore relations in the post-pandemic era.

    By Ma Bo | 2023/3/28 21:06:01
  • China able to innovate around US' barrier

    The most important step to ease the global economic crisis is to end the war in Ukraine through a negotiated settlement. China's peace initiative is a superb contribution towards this goal.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 20:24:54
  • Private enterprises are an important driving force for China to continue moving forward

    We believe that no private business giant will lie flat in the days to come, and we also believe that new forces will continue to emerge, working together to create a competitive and thriving business environment.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/27 20:31:51
  • China's story is transforming into something new

    I think we're back to those times when Macron, Merkel and previous EU leaders visited China. It is a good thing that shows quite some progress made between Europe and China. It also signals the significance and the determination of Europe to engage with China.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/27 19:59:49
  • China-Honduras ties prove US-Taiwan collusion is a dead end

    Washington engages in opportunistic and adventuristic strategy to back up the Taiwan secessionist forces. The two will only end up setting fire to themselves. The mainland's military power is increasing as its comprehensive strength grows, making the deterrence against the US and Taiwan secessionist forces more real.

    By Wang Xuan | 2023/3/26 21:00:54
  • 'We need to make more people know the direction that really benefits Taiwan'

    I believe that out of the leaders in Taiwan island in the past few years, Ma opened the door between Taiwan and the mainland and pushed for comprehensive exchanges to promote cross-Straits peace, while Tsai Ing-wen led Taiwan into a dangerous situation. The British and US media are now greatly touting Tsai based on self-interest in confronting the mainland, but history will eventually expose Tsai's problems. The two sides of the Taiwan Straits must never go to conflict in the future. Ma has laid the foundation for the Big Three Links across the Taiwan Straits, and at this critical moment, he is willing to play the role he intends to and has played.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/26 20:21:15
  • 'A shared future' offers alternative to unsustainable US dominance: former Slovenian president

    We still are in a process where a dominant role of the US is the reality, but that's not sustainable. And we could start with the Chinese idea of "a shared future." But we have to think of what kind of changes are necessary to make that shared future a better future, dramatically sustainable in environmental, security and financial terms.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/26 18:13:42
  • Loss of Honduras embarrasses Taiwan authorities, shames US

    Every step that Taiwan takes in pretending to be a "country" will become increasingly difficult, like walking on thin ice, and it will also become more expensive.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/26 17:42:30
  • The failure of US unconventional wars

    For the last decade, the US has unleashed a new type of warfare, involving a hybrid methodology with economic, political, military, cultural, and ideological dimensions. Economic sanctions, support for proxy military forces, and ideological distortions are its calling cards. It is utilized against nations that refuse to subordinate their interests to those of the US.

    By Charles McKelvey | 2023/3/25 13:03:12
  • 'People' is clearly engraved on China's whole-process people's democracy

    As a major summary of the theory and practice of Chinese democracy, the whole-process people's democracy is also China's answer to the chaos of the West and the confusion of Western democracy.

    By Zhang Shuhua | 2023/3/24 22:16:16
  • Test of democracy is how it is sustaining the people: former UK MP

    Democracy is not a monument or shibboleth or a god. The purpose of democracy is to benefit the people.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/24 17:33:56
  • Why should I care about Xinjiang? It's about truth, fairness and justice

    The issue of Xinjiang is not a war of words, but about the fundamental principles of being human, about fairness and justice, and about the unfettered development of a country.

    By Xin Ping | 2023/3/24 12:52:30
  • It should be mandatory to get to the bottom of Nord Stream sabotage: German MP

    We are in a very dangerous international situation. I think the most important thing is that the changes we will face are peaceful and that we don't go into a big war between NATO and Russia or even NATO and China. This is my most important message.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/23 20:43:35
  • Malicious attacks can't stop my research about Xinjiang

    It is good for a country to have its participants be active contributors to it. It becomes a win-win situation. This will be the focus of the not-for-profit foundation which I have started in Australia.

    By Maureen Huebel | 2023/3/23 16:56:29
  • It is ridiculous to insinuate China is one-sided in respect to Russia, Ukraine

    China's cooperation with both sides actually makes it even more dependable in terms of brokering a compromise, and that was fully demonstrated in the recent diplomatic breakthrough between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

    By Bradley Blankenship | 2023/3/23 16:21:56
  • Devt model imported from West is inefficient and Moscow should change direction: Russian scholar

    It is very important for us Russians, because we understand that the present model of development, which was imported from the West, and its liberal capital is actually inefficient. And we should change the direction of our development and where it will go.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/22 22:46:23
  • Common challenges require fundamental change in international system

    These days, it is much easier to be pessimistic about the future than to be optimistic about it. Still, one should not forget that the darkest hour is just before dawn. This might be the most important takeaway from President Xi's visit to Moscow.

    By Andrey Kortunov | 2023/3/22 22:32:57
  • Even if a TikTok is killed, more Tiktoks will rise

    Why is TikTok so popular in China? Of course, technology is paramount. But its rise is not a coincidence, especially in the form of short videos and live streaming with goods.

    By Ding Gang | 2023/3/22 18:49:54
  • Kishida's surprise visit to Kiev driven by self-calculations seems more like adding fuel to the fire

    In short, Kishida's visit to Ukraine aims to show his personal adventurous spirit to the public, in an attempt to stimulate his cabinet's approval rating via an "unexpected" diplomatic move, thereby consolidating the foundations of his administration.

    By Chen Yang | 2023/3/21 21:28:34
  • Hidden agenda

    Beneath human rights is hegemony

    By Liu Rui | 2023/3/21 21:10:33
  • An open letter to White House: It's time to end the lose-lose trade war

    This lose-lose "trade war" has been dragging on for five years and should have ended long ago.

    By Song Guoyou | 2023/3/21 20:17:04
  • Worldview, purpose of ASEAN at odds with AUKUS' wish to contain China

    AUKUS dramatizes this desperation in defense of unipolar, white supremacy. Leaning on the internal hierarchy of the Western alliance, it summons forth the white among the white. It is clear where ASEAN's future lies.

    By John Pang | 2023/3/21 18:05:24
  • Political wisdom, desire for peace consolidate China-Russia ties

    These foundations require rethinking, improvement, and filling with new content that is adequate to the challenges of the time.

    By Victor Larin | 2023/3/21 16:13:07
  • Anti-China movement in the US faces insurmountable problems in the longer run

    Democrats, Republicans, the military and foreign policy establishments, and growing sections of business, are singing from the same anti-China hymn sheet.

    By Martin Jacques | 2023/3/20 20:47:07
  • Absolute tacit understanding, mutual trust between Xi and Putin provide a top-level guarantee for China-Russia relations

    To this end, Xi's visit to Russia is expected to boost all-around cooperation.

    By Cui Heng | 2023/3/20 20:43:43
  • Destroyer of worlds

    The 20th anniversary of the Iraq War: Lies and war created by the US continue to harm the world.

    By Liu Rui | 2023/3/20 20:26:33
  • Iraq War a scandal, fraud pushed by US media as part of military-industrial complex: former CIA analyst

    It was well-known that the real objectives of the Iraq War were not weapons of mass destruction, but permanent military bases in Iraq, oil, and Israel.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/20 18:24:55
  • Crown of thorns

    New tricks the US is using to limit China

    By Liu Rui | 2023/3/19 18:38:22
  • China-Russia relations an anchor of global stability

    In reality, the relations between China and Russia are not exceptional. They represent a normal mode of partnership between states that can become the basis for a more stable international order.

    By Timofei Bordachev | 2023/3/19 18:15:46
  • Chinese diplomacy in Middle East shows wisdom, yet the path ahead is long

    In recent years, Chinese diplomacy in the Middle East has shown its vision and wisdom and thus seen breakthroughs. However, it must be soberly recognized that the coexistence of stability and chaos is the basic feature and pattern of political development in the Middle East.

    By Ma Xiaolin | 2023/3/19 12:16:11
  • Senior German official's planned Taiwan trip puts personal interest above national interest and bilateral ties

    Bettina Stark-Watzinger, German federal minister for education and research, is reportedly scheduled to visit Taiwan island next week, the first cabinet-level German official visit to the island in 26 years.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/18 19:46:54
  • US is pushing Germany and Japan into the line of fire

    The tragedy of the military challenge issued to Russia by US now seems to be repeating itself vis-à-vis China in the form of a dangerous farce. US is trying everything to push Germany & Japan right to the fore, writes German MP Sevim Dagdelen

    By Sevim Dagdelen | 2023/3/18 13:05:33
  • US seeks to militarize the Philippines, putting our country in a very compromising situation: Philippine scholar

    The US is seeking to expand military presence in the Philippines and put the Philippines on the frontline of US' anti-China campaign. What consequences will this move bring to the Asia-Pacific region? What the Philippines can do to avoid being a pawn of the US? Anna Malindog-Uy (Anna), senior research fellow of Global Governance Institution, and vice president of External Affairs of the Asian Century Philippines Strategic Studies Institute, shared her views with Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Zixuan over these issues.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/18 11:31:04
  • Fear of TikTok is idiotic. Will they ban chopsticks next?

    It's idiotic, yes, and idiocy is not evidence. And neither is xenophobia.

    By Mark Blacklock | 2023/3/17 21:00:29
  • SVB's collapse reveals deep internal contradictions in the US

    It's not just Treasury bonds that are faulty either, with the US real estate market presenting a major unrealized challenge.

    By Bradley Blankenship | 2023/3/17 15:59:11
  • US biggest obstacle to getting the truth about Nord Stream sabotage

    Why did the mainstream media in the US largely remain silent on Hersh's article? Are the NYT revelations credible? Who is the culprit for the Nord Stream pipeline attack?

    By Global Times | 2023/3/16 18:31:16
  • Westerners should focus on eliminating inequalities in their societies instead of concerning themselves with Tibetan matters

    Xizang is a unique but normal human society, not a museum showing Tibetan barbaric and backward serfdom culture. A socialist China is people-centered, and all ethnic groups will be truly respected and protected.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/16 18:19:41
  • Balloon farce follows a US trend of imperial deception

    A farcical balloon scandal has further soured US-China relations. In late January 2023, the Biden administration and the US mainstream media spent a full week spreading fear about an alleged "Chinese spy balloon" flying over the US mainland. Chinese officials urged calm from the US and explained that the balloon in question was an unmanned meteorological aircraft that had been blown off course by heavy winds. On February 4t 2023, US President Joe Biden ordered the Pentagon to shoot down the balloon, costing $2 million.

    By Danny Haiphong | 2023/3/16 14:23:38
  • Stop the vicious spiral from human right to human wrong

    For quite some time, though styling themselves as champions of human rights, some Western countries have already given away their true proclivity for cherry-picking when it comes to human rights.

    By Xin Ping | 2023/3/16 12:27:35
  • Expats find advantages in bringing up their families in China

    An article in the New York Times titled China Helped Raise My American Kids, and They Turned Out Fine by an American mother may partially explain why an increasing number of expat families are choosing Chinese schools for their children, given that more and more people from Western countries have been enjoying working and living in China as the country deepens its opening-up.

    By Feng Yu in Ningbo | 2023/3/16 0:42:46
  • Don't let potential for China-Australia cooperation slip through fingers

    "It's really strange for Australia to agree with the US that China is our potential enemy when it's also our biggest trading partner."

    By Global Times | 2023/3/15 20:52:57
  • Fragile compromise unlikely to open a new chapter in Japan-S.Korea ties

    A long way is ahead before a new chapter in Japan-Korea relations.

    By Chen Yang | 2023/3/15 20:27:15
  • China can play peacemaker while US cannot

    The two arch-rivals of the Middle East - Saudi Arabia and Iran - recently sat down for peace talks in Beijing and restored diplomatic relations, highlighting the effectiveness of China's diplomatic efforts. Why can China act as the "peace broker?"

    By Ding Gang | 2023/3/15 18:21:33
  • How India tries to interfere in and take control of Bhutan

    India controls Bhutan's security and economic lifelines, which enables it to interfere in Bhutan's internal affairs and foreign policy.

    By Sun Xihui | 2023/3/14 22:53:42
  • Leap from applied technology to innovative technology key to realizing high-quality development: Zheng Yongnian

    "I have full confidence in the new government. They understand both China and the world."

    By Zheng Yongnian | 2023/3/14 21:17:37
  • Britain still thinks it is an Empire, but its Emperor has no clothes

    The UK still thinks it is a global empire, but its emperor has no clothes. There is no prosperity, good fortune or progress that will await the UK on its current trajectory.

    By James Smith | 2023/3/14 20:13:09
  • Democracy must be comprehensive, adaptable, chiming with local elements

    China has accomplished its modernization by carrying it on the country's shoulders and projecting important benefits to others. Western modernization has largely been carried on the shoulders of others & projected sacrifices and exclusion onto them.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 20:33:48
  • Britain risks development and opportunities by following US' China policy

    Regrettably, Britain has not chosen to embrace the radically changing world on the basis of cooperation and multilateralism.

    By Gao Jian | 2023/3/13 20:10:00
  • Physically impossible for Nord Stream sabotage to have occurred the way intelligence told the NYT: former CIA analyst

    The Hersh article was too embarrassing for the US. It took the New York Times one month to figure out how to react.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/13 15:36:39
  • Two sessions show new expectations and new beginnings are in the acceleration phase: Italian scholar

    The diplomatic rationale of China is simple and clear. China adheres to the principle of peaceful development. It firmly pursues an independent foreign policy of peace.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/12 23:55:39
  • US' silence on Japan's nuclear-contaminated wastewater dumping shows ugly geopolitics

    I would advise that governments protest to Japan, make diplomatic protests, bring a case to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in every form they can, including in the General Assembly of the United Nations, as well as have a debate in Security Council, although the US is a veto as well as other countries such as France and the UK.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/12 21:53:25
  • Boarding schools in Xizang: A cradle of growth with humane care

    As a matter of fact, residential education is full of diversity, humanity and vitality in other parts of the world, including the Xizang Autonomous Region of China, which provides a favorable environment for many youngsters, and becomes the key to a brighter life.

    By Zhaluo | 2023/3/12 21:46:17
  • Weaponizing human rights

    The “multifaceted America” behind human rights scandals

    By Liu Rui | 2023/3/12 20:21:09
  • China puts itself at the forefront of a proactive foreign policy to be a peace builder, stability provider: Palestinian Ambassador to China

    Hopefully, we are going to be a beneficiary. It's not about China. It's a global initiative.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/12 19:12:24
  • Saudi-Iran agreement a win-win-win-win deal that breaks the Carter Doctrine

    The recent Saudi-Iran agreement has come as a major surprise to most observers, but making the announcement and revealing its details from Beijing has been a bigger surprise.

    By Ebrahim Hashem | 2023/3/12 14:41:43
  • A militarized foreign policy is forcing the US to careen toward a war with China

    Generals and admirals, both active duty and retired, are now turned to as the most coveted presidential advisors on foreign policy. Naturally, their cultural toolbox contains mostly hammers and most foreign policy challenges appear as nails.

    By Franz Gayl | 2023/3/11 15:49:47
  • The Empire's losing bet on Ukraine: Why bombs and sanctions haven't crushed Russia

    The offensive of the US and its allies against Russia has increased awareness among Global South countries that it is necessary to strengthen the regional and global initiatives that are "not aligned" with Western hegemony.

    By Marco Fernandes | 2023/3/11 14:08:44
  • Saudi-Iran talks in Beijing mark successful practices of the Global Security Initiative

    Both Saudi Arabia and Iran have expressed gratitude to Beijing for its diplomatic efforts. This shows that China's peaceful diplomacy of upholding justice, facilitating peace and promoting talks has been widely recognized by the Middle East and international community.

    By Ding Long | 2023/3/11 3:42:17
  • China brokers deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran, opening new possibilities for the Middle East region

    The trilateral statement is a clear evidence of China's peaceful diplomacy beginning to exert influence in the world and a proof of China's strength being transformed into diplomatic soft power. China is a world-class power that is full of goodwill. It never harms other countries and is truly committed to win-win cooperation. Reaching this trilateral statement will definitely strengthen the impression and trust of many countries toward China. Successful mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran will also enhance China's discourse power to promote peaceful settlement of the Ukraine crisis.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/11 2:47:39
  • China's people-centered approach key to winning battle against poverty

    For almost a decade, I have been focusing on China's concern for its poorest citizens, and how, especially under President Xi Jinping's leadership, the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) has prioritized its overarching commitment to enhancing the standards of living — to improve the lives — of all sectors of the country's vast and diverse population, especially through the CPC's "targeted poverty alleviation campaign."

    By Robert Lawrence Kuhn | 2023/3/10 16:56:34
  • The select committee on China, a dangerous fishing expedition

    Riled up against China, GOP congress members have long felt that Washington's new cold war needed a special venue. So as soon as the baton passed to Republicans in the House, they set up a select committee on China. This is majority leader Kevin 'Trump's the Man' McCarthy's baby, and if it sounds to you like a forum for much grandstanding and frothing about the communist menace, the yellow peril and the need to beef up the FBI, CIA, DIA and NSA, so they can hunt down China's spies from the halls of government to the groves of academe — 'they're everywhere' supposedly — you may be onto something. I'm not sure what that something is, but it's a good bet it ends with United States navy aircraft carriers steaming toward Taiwan. In fact, a four-star general, Mike Minihan, said as much January 27. 'My gut tells me we will fight in 2025,' he wrote in a memo to his subordinates. In which case it's time to head for the hills — since every place else will be radioactive.

    By Eve Ottenberg | 2023/3/10 11:25:36
  • Hersh's story is much more plausible than the Ukrainians-did-it story: US author

    I do not believe that a group of Ukrainian freelancers bombed the Nord Stream, since it seems too convenient and hard to imagine that they would have the technical capabilities, says author of American Exception: Empire and the Deep State

    By Global Times | 2023/3/10 0:24:58
  • Illegal nature of US evil acts can't be concealed even presented with banner of 'human rights'

    The US, by virtue of its super economic status, attempts to replace international law with its domestic rules. It once again exposes the hegemonic nature of the US in dealing with international relations.

    By Dai Ruijun | 2023/3/9 19:51:32
  • US' unlimited greed for military power serves as a warning to other countries

    The US military budget is aimed at global hegemony, but there are many factors in regional military games that cannot be replaced by global games.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/9 19:18:24
  • Chinese modernization offers a new option for modernization of humankind

    The Chinese modernization is sustainable because it neither plunders other countries nor nature. In the past decade, an amazingly short period of time, China has led the world in reversing the inevitable historical consequences of industrialization.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/9 18:51:00
  • China has very dynamic interaction democracy: international observers

    Through the two sessions, international observers closely watch China's moves and recognize China's development and achievements.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/9 17:29:18
  • US' shameful politics will continue as parasitic oligarchy prevails

    We are living through a post-shame era of politics in the US. This shameful system will continue for as long as the people remain subjects of the parasitic oligarchy that has infected the US political, economic, and media systems.

    By Dakotah Lilly | 2023/3/9 15:17:40
  • China is not knocking at Australia's door for war; US will use Australia as a proxy: experts

    As Australian media outlets up their game of drumming war drums against China, former Australian diplomats stressed China is not knocking at Australia's door to invade Australia; China provides economic opportunity and prosperity, while the US is offering death and destruction, at Global Times' Global Minds Roundtable on China-Australia Relations on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/9 9:05:05
  • S.Korea should not sacrifice own security for US ambitions by joining the Quad

    According to Yonhap News Agency on March 8, a senior Seoul official said that South Korea plans to "proactively accelerate" its participation in the Quad working group.

    By Fei Xue | 2023/3/9 0:15:45
  • Why would the White House bother to care about Ohio? It's not Ukraine, Russia or China

    Hyping the "Russia challenge" or "China threat" is never a panacea for the US' problems. It's a cry-wolf game that eventually destroys trust and leaves the shepherd helpless.

    By Xin Ping | 2023/3/8 22:16:54
  • Hyping China's military expenditure a tactic for India, others to serve their own ends

    It is groundless for some external forces to hype up the so-called China's non-transparent military spending.

    By Lu Xue | 2023/3/8 22:09:17
  • China runs its country for society and people, not for the elites

    In practice, in the West, it is an electoral democracy, but it does not run its government for the people. The US is officially classified by the economists now as a flawed democracy.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/8 19:44:58
  • Meeting Chinese people's demand for better cuisine means good business for US companies

    What the Chinese eat, how they eat it, and whether the meals on the table will become more diverse affects the US' economy and its high-tech competitiveness.

    By Ding Gang | 2023/3/8 18:57:14
  • Possible McCarthy-Tsai meet in California reflects fear of Washington, DPP toward PLA reaction

    The game surrounding the Taiwan question is destined to become increasingly complex, and the intensity of the game will continue to rise.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/8 1:15:23
  • Western media hype 'China woes' out of wishful thinking designed to manipulate, rather than inform

    We don't need to be economists to know that these indicators aren't leading to collapse. Western experts seem to comprise of wishful thinking designed to manipulate, rather than inform.

    By Jerry Grey | 2023/3/7 21:57:10
  • Whole-process people's democracy is a kind of dynamic interaction

    The two sessions are an important platform for the world to understand whole-process people's democracy.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/7 21:45:16
  • What important messages are conveyed at Chinese FM's press conference

    Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang attends a press conference on China's foreign policy and foreign relations on the sidelines of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress today, and these are the points that impressed me most.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/7 20:10:22
  • China's diplomatic philosophy represents a commitment to finding collaborative solutions

    China's growing circle of friends is the result of a combination of its visionary leadership, commitment to multilateralism and win-win cooperation, as well as its growing global influence.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/7 14:48:18
  • China's people-centered development is rooted in reality, not political display: Malaysian scholar

    By rekindling its continuity with the past, Chinese governance today also connects all Chinese people to the world in peace. This is an inestimable contribution to their common good and to the world.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/6 19:24:20
  • US' action against TikTok will backfire in four ways

    Chinese companies urgently need to build systematic public goods to globalize and get out of the predicament of going solo.

    By Fang Xingdong | 2023/3/6 18:16:57
  • It's an irreversible trend for China's economy to catch up with the US'

    China's development potential is in a stage of continuous release, far from being exhausted. It is necessary to ensure that the momentum of development is sufficient and powerful.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/6 17:37:37
  • Depressing future

    Many Ohio residents suffer from headaches and other symptoms

    By Chen Xia | 2023/3/5 22:05:46
  • China's 7.2 percent increase in military spending moderate, shows country's strategic confidence

    China announced its annual defense budget for 2023 will increase by 7.2 percent, which is slightly higher than the expected growth rate of around 5 percent of GDP, but it is still considered moderate.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/5 21:45:50
  • Kirby's wish for China lays bare US' true intention on Ukraine war

    The US may have highly likely delivered this promise, as American investigative reporter Seymour Hersh dug out: the only suspect in Nord Stream sabotage is the US.

    By Ai Jun | 2023/3/5 20:26:14
  • Chinese approaches focus on shared interests, mutual respect and solutions

    What's interesting in the Chinese approach, be that in the development or security component, is the focus on shared interests, mutual respect, and comprehensive and sustained solutions.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/5 17:21:20
  • Unbridled slander against China by some Western groups like FCCC will inevitably accelerate collapse of Western media's credibility

    Objectivity and truthful coverage are the lifeblood of media. Some Western media's false reporting has triggered dissatisfaction and indignation among the Chinese people. If certain Western media and individuals continue to prioritize ideology over truth, and engage in unscrupulous rumors, smears and attacks against China, this will inevitably accelerate the collapse of the Western media's credibility.

    By Nie Shujiang | 2023/3/4 1:26:05
  • Why China's peace plan on Ukraine should be welcomed

    The proposal of China's peace plan for Ukraine corresponds to the interests of the majority of humanity who want to avoid an escalation of a proxy war involving nuclear armed states and instead focus on building a peaceful and prosperous future.

    By Fiona Edwards | 2023/3/3 13:17:00
  • Hopefully, South Korea won't turn itself into a pawn of the US while it could be a geopolitical player

    South Korea's diplomacy has always been swinging between getting close to its major neighbors and sticking closely to the US. The Moon Jae-in government was a driving force in easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, while the current Yoon administration has shifted towards a different direction and resonated with the US Indo-Pacific strategy. "Pro-Japan" is just one of the manifestations of this big swing. Hopefully, South Korea can stay stable and not become a pawn of the US, as it should be one of the players in the complex chess game in Northeast Asia.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/2 22:58:19
  • Balloon incident reveals stupidity of US mainstream media

    The balloon incident was ridiculous and stupid. The response was bizarre and laughable, but unfortunately, it's not a laughing matter because it drove more hate and more confusion. I mean, what it reveals is a level of stupidity among journalists and average readers in the US. How ridiculous was all of that? And to think that someone could call a weather balloon a "spy balloon" when China has numerous ways to look at the US, just as the US has numerous ways to look at China. The US just flew a plane over Taiwan.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/2 20:06:47
  • Three perspectives to understand people-oriented logic of CPC

    People's support is the foundation of the country's most fundamental interests. For the ruling party, adhering to the position of the people, allowing the people to be the masters of the country, and letting the people live a happy life are the country's most fundamental interests. This also demonstrates the people-oriented logic of the CPC.

    By Han Qingxiang | 2023/3/1 21:03:22
  • Washington's idea that the only way to solve things is through military is psychotic and sad

    It's a tactic designed to weaken what our ruling class views as the enemy. We need to spend a lot more time on cooperation if we are going to maintain a spaceship earth that is livable, peaceful and sustainable for everyone, rather than just a tiny, incredibly rich group of human beings.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/1 20:52:36
  • US suppresses TikTok for grabbing international market

    China's choice can only be to expand and open its consumer market further and support the outward flow of Chinese manufacturing and technology, at the same time, upgrading high-tech and manufacturing industries to create more new products and win a broader global market.

    By Ding Gang | 2023/3/1 20:00:32
  • US gets anxious as Russia has survived war of attrition against entire NATO

    It's better to listen to China. While the situation is deadlocked, but there is still room for maneuver, negotiations should be carried out to end the war earlier for the benefit of everyone.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/3/1 19:50:55
  • G20 platform faces challenge to resist pressure from US, West

    China has always advocated and practiced the principle of "seeking common ground while shelving differences," while promoting the building of a human community with a shared future. Obviously, China's global initiatives and spirit of cooperation are more in line with the G20 objectives and have more in common with India in terms of international cooperation. New Delhi can take this year's G20 summit as an opportunity to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with Beijing in the post-COVID era and jointly promote cooperation and development of the international community.

    By Guo Bingyun | 2023/2/28 21:02:15
  • US Navy's provocative stunt in S.China Sea irresponsible, disruptive

    The US should recognize the reality and respect the common wish of countries in the South China Sea for peace, stability, and development. It should stop sowing discord, fanning the flames, engaging in all kinds of provocative military actions, and threatening the sovereignty and security of regional countries in any form and under any pretext. Instead of undermining regional rules and order, Washington needs to take actions genuinely beneficial to the region.

    By Zhang Junshe | 2023/2/28 20:49:32
  • Militarization of China policy reflects US' hysteria

    The Biden administration would be well-advised to become grounded in old-school diplomacy rather than chasing balloons in the sky because, left unchecked, the ongoing militarization of the US-Chinese relationship can only lead to disaster.

    By Scott Ritter | 2023/2/28 20:34:01
  • Western warmongers the biggest block to China's Ukraine peace plan

    The biggest obstacles to peace in Ukraine are the blinkers currently being worn by Western leaders. They need to have their eyes opened.

    By Mark Blacklock | 2023/2/28 17:09:11
  • Top experts call for further exports of traditional Chinese medicine amid rising trust

    Exporting traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) will further enhance the influence of Chinese culture, said China's top traditional Chinese medicine experts at a forum held in Beijing on February 24.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/2/28 0:40:11
  • Business ties help Canberra overcome political wind

    When we move to matters of culture, philosophy, politics, and so on - what may be called the superstructure - the situation becomes more complicated. At this level, understanding and appreciating each other's cultures takes much patience and time. Of course, the situation is always complex and there are many "cross-winds" that can derail the process. But I for one hope that the return to a win-win approach at the economic base will lead over time to a renewed desire for greater cultural and philosophical understanding.

    By Roland Boer | 2023/2/27 21:06:59
  • Russia's 'turning to East' accelerated by collapse of neoliberal idea there

    Over the past decade, we have achieved a lot in Russia-China relations. We have significantly increased the volume of trade in energy resources. We learned how to work together - with tough opposition from the Western world - on the platforms of international organizations in solving urgent world problems. But this is not enough. The world has changed. It is necessary to strengthen the ideological foundations and practical elements of this phenomenon of contemporary political culture. To such components I would include, first of all, science and technology, cross-border and military cooperation, space and deep-sea technologies. And, of course, we must work together, involving all interested parties, to build a concept of our common future, the very one that Chinese leader calls community with a shared future for mankind.

    By Victor Larin | 2023/2/27 20:28:26
  • Cold War mind-set a drag on solving Ukraine crisis

    The US, with its current power and discourse strength, has been drawing in NATO and other allies with a Cold War mentality and inciting bloc confrontation in pursuit of its own interests. Such behaviors seriously hamper the world's development and runs contrary to the common interests of mankind.

    By Niu Yichen | 2023/2/27 20:02:00
  • What's going on in East Palestine is crossing the line of negligence to criminality: chemical train derailment victim

    What I would want from the Chinese media is don't let us be forgotten, because that is my biggest fear with the media and the US

    By Global Times | 2023/2/26 20:34:57
  • With a habit to slander China based on lies, hearsay, what credibility do Western human rights organizations have?

    If a country has lifted nearly 100 million people out of poverty, has over 1 billion internet users, provides its people with the safe social living environment and convenient infrastructure, then what reason is there to say that this country is "trampling on human rights?"

    By Fan Lingzhi | 2023/2/26 15:02:25
  • Effective response to international security threats requires accepting different political systems, not attempting to impose uniformity

    President Xi Jinping has repeatedly emphasised since 2017 that the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century. In July 2022, then state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi noted that this perspective had been fully confirmed due to recent events. And the trend is deepening.

    By John Ross | 2023/2/25 10:02:34
  • Sincere attempt by Beijing for closer ties with Europe and Russia

    Through Wang's trip, Beijing has sent a clear message of its serious intent for closer cooperation with Europe and Russia for a better and peaceful world – certainly a well-timed stroke by Beijing.

    By Imran Khalid | 2023/2/24 23:32:52
  • Chinese approach to dealing with Russia-Ukraine conflict sharply contrasts with US'

    China is doing what it always does and the end result could hugely benefit innocent people caught up in this conflict, the military personnel dying in it and the millions of people affected by it. Perhaps it's time to pay more attention to the patterns.

    By Jerry Grey | 2023/2/24 22:16:58
  • Japan not only dumps wastewater but also morality

    A Japan that tampers with its history of aggression, a Japan that disrupts the international order, and a Japan that harms the homeland of mankind, will never be able to stand up with dignity.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/23 20:20:57
  • Constrained by China agenda, India and Australia lose diplomatic flexibility

    India and Australia obey and serve the US' Indo-Pacific Strategy, which tie themselves more tightly to the US anti-China chariot, risking them to lose diplomatic leeway on the global stage outside the US-led small circle.

    By Xu Shanpin | 2023/2/23 18:01:42
  • Apples or bananas, which tastes better?

    Apples and bananas are both common fruits. But when poked with the question "Which one tastes better?", you are more likely to find it tricky to give a clear-cut answer. This is all natural! As apples and bananas contrast with each other in an obvious way, different people may have their own preferences. There is no single rule to apply.

    By Stone | 2023/2/23 12:14:40
  • A letter in reply to the questions about Chinese democracy and the undeniable bonds between CPC and our people

    Dear Matthew and Sophia, I am so glad to hear from you. Three difficult years have passed since you departed on that beauteous summer. I heard you have already embarked on a brand-new journey in university. Congratulations! It's so momentous a leap for us Chinese students, and I guess it also means a lot for you in America. Indeed, our nations have many things in common, as we both believe in the value of family bonds, patriotism, and so forth. However, in recent years, our countries have become unprecedentedly distanced. Against such a backdrop, it is reasonable that you have posed all those questions in your letter, and I'm more than willing to offer you my perspective. Let's chat like we used to do during the summer camp, where we met as campers and TA without finger-pointing.

    By Su Xiaoyang | 2023/2/23 11:48:48
  • China is credible in advocating peace in Middle East: Palestinian ambassador

    China as a major power and responsible country within the UN Security Council has credibility when offering to achieve peace in the Middle East. In this region, the Palestinian question is the central issue for regional stability and development, said Palestinian Ambassador to China Fariz Mehdawi on Monday.

    By Wang Wenwen | 2023/2/22 22:37:37
  • What are the messages behind Biden and Putin's Tuesday addresses?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden both delivered a speech regarding the ongoing conflict on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/22 21:33:58
  • Peaceful development engraved in Chinese people's bones

    After the Chinese New Year, I went to South China's Guangdong, the largest province by GDP in China, and visited seven cities along the coast from Zhanjiang to Chaozhou. What attracted me most were the scenes of fireworks and incense.

    By Ding Gang | 2023/2/22 21:21:37
  • Australia will gain nothing if engaging as a proxy for the US in war against China

    The lesson that is clearly demonstrated by the Russia-Ukraine conflict is that the US is prepared to sacrifice a so-called ally in pursuit of its own interests, and its interests in Europe were twofold.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/22 21:05:47
  • Global South shows resilience over Ukraine issue

    Since the very beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict a year ago, one of the prime goals of the West was to isolate Moscow in the international system. To achieve this goal, it was not good enough to sustain the newly acquired Western cohesion; the real challenge was to bring to the “right side of history” as many nations of the Global South as possible. If the West were to succeed in this undertaking, Russia would become a truly “pariah state.”

    By Andrey Kortunov | 2023/2/22 20:57:11
  • Scythe of debt: The West reaps the world

    "This was a situation of extortion!" then Argentine Minister of Economy Axel Kicillof chided.

    By Xin Ping | 2023/2/22 17:07:25
  • West's security mania source of world's insecurity

    The world is becoming a riskier place. Over the past year, Western countries have been trying to persuade the global public to accept a point of view that it is Russia and the conflict in Ukraine that has caused the global turmoil – therefore, Russia is the initiator of all insecurity, and the West is the one that maintains global security and defeats evil. But is this really the case?

    By Cui Heng | 2023/2/21 21:03:36
  • Global surveillance exposes US is a rogue hegemon

    The pursuit of peace, security, and development are common desires of humanity. Unfortunately, it must be acknowledged that the global cyberspace still faces severe challenges and threats. This is mainly because of the irresponsible rogue hegemon, the United States. On the one hand, the US continues to abuse its technological advantages to implement unrestricted, uncontrolled, and boundaryless comprehensive surveillance worldwide. On the other, it hypocritically talks about the so-called rules-based liberal international order, distorts facts, and attempts to divide the global cyberspace in the name of constructing a new order based on shared values. It poisons and even blocks constructive pragmatic cooperation, dragging the global cyberspace back to the era of digital jungles monopolized by hegemonic power and its cliques.

    By Shen Yi | 2023/2/21 20:13:18
  • Great changes in a small city: a close look at China's fight against poverty

    It was a miracle that China has scored a complete victory in its fight against poverty.

    By Li Qi | 2023/2/20 22:56:29
  • China's high-quality development benefits all

    The past few decades have witnessed China increasingly integrated with the rest of the world. Embracing the advancement of globalization and opening its door wider and wider, China is now connected with each and every corner of the global village in the form of its quality products and services, enormous market and extensive trade and investment partnership.

    By Li Qi | 2023/2/20 22:50:45
  • BBC row shows India cannot trust the West

    Recently, there has been much controversy in India surrounding a BBC documentary known as “India: The Modi Question.” The documentary is a critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's purported role in sectarian riots which struck the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002 between Muslims and Hindus, where more than 1000 people died. The program created outrage in India, which was denounced as “propaganda and anti-India garbage” that “reflects BBC's colonial mindset” by Kanchan Gupta, a minister in the information ministry. It was subsequently banned thereafter.

    By James Smith | 2023/2/20 22:48:08
  • Washington can't turn tide of history as countries won't comply with its caprices

    The Munich Security Conference (MSC) was held from Friday to Sunday. But it did not seem to have too much with collective security in the conventional meaning of the notion: In recent years, the West exploits the event to express its determination to defend its hegemony over world affairs. This time, representatives of the US and other Western countries have mainly spoken about their resolve to beat Russia. They made these statements just as unanimously as they hastily evacuated their embassies from Kiev a year ago. And they were as confident as they have been a few months before the US army fled Afghanistan in August 2021.

    By Timofei Bordachev | 2023/2/20 21:41:31
  • US' exclusive security concept is coming to a dead end

    Wang Yi, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, is paying a visit to Russia on Monday and Tuesday. Since the outbreak of the Ukraine crisis, both US media and politicians have increased their efforts in pushing sets of narrative against China-Russia relations.

    By Guo Tian | 2023/2/20 21:33:38
  • A form of sociopathy: US doesn't care even if every Ukrainian dies, says RT America former host Lee Camp

    There's a lot of suppression. Unlike many countries, the US claims to have freedom of speech. We claim you can say whatever you want, and that is your freedom. But it's not actually true. You really have to say what is a kind of a certain allowable mix. And if you don't, then they will cover up what's being said. Now luckily, I live in a country where I don't have to fear being arrested for saying these things. But we don't have the freedom of speech that we claim to have.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/19 23:25:41
  • US the biggest obstacle to ending the Russia-Ukraine conflict

    The Russia-Ukraine conflict is approaching its one-year mark, with no end in sight. It is eating up scarce European resources, preventing millions of refugees from returning home and weakening the global economic outlook while the US and some European countries are fanning the flames of the war, keeping sending weapons to Ukraine. How will the Russia-Ukraine conflict end? What are the biggest stumbling blocks for negotiation and diplomatic resolution?

    By Global Times | 2023/2/19 19:42:31
  • US-led international order is at a critical crossroads

    During the Munich Security Conference from Friday to Sunday, Russia-Ukraine conflict has been a main priority. But instead of doing anything helpful to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict peacefully, many leaders of Western countries made provocative remarks over Russia, making observers believe the forum is not staged for seeking security or peace.

    By He Zhigao | 2023/2/19 19:31:18
  • US mainstream media creates an illusion of truth regarding the Russia-Ukraine conflict: RT America former host

    According to Camp, the US mainstream media are creating an illusion of truth to the public regarding the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/19 17:16:23
  • If Washington wants to cool down relations with China, it should first stop attacking Huawei

    After the dramatic reversal of the balloon incident, the Joe Biden administration tried to "cool down" the tension of China-US relationship. However, very recently, some US politicians and media outlets have once again begun to exaggerate the use of communication base stations equipped by Huawei near the ongoing Munich Security Conference (MSC), claiming that it has brought serious security risks.

    By Fei Xue | 2023/2/18 20:11:34
  • The US a thief who falsely accuses others of stealing to cover up its own crimes

    Far from being the moment of pride that the Biden Administration is trying to spin it as, it's an embarrassment that never should have happened and only makes the US look worse than ever before.

    By Andrew Korybko | 2023/2/18 12:26:08
  • NATO's proxy war highlights urgent need for a multipolar future

    The US is waging war on multipolarity, but a major effect of this war is to highlight to the peoples of the world the indispensable and urgent need for a multipolar future.

    By Carlos Martinez | 2023/2/17 18:58:22
  • The road taken: a story about Chinese modernization

    As there is more than one way to achieve modernization, every country has the right to choose its path according to its own unique past and present conditions, drawing upon experiences of other countries.

    By Yan Xi | 2023/2/16 23:07:13
  • Nepal should look China from Nepalese eyes, not from others

    Western politicians and some Indian intellectuals have been criticizing China's investment in developing countries including that of Nepal, as debt trap. This narrative is "closely linked with the 'China threat theory,'" and "the facts reveal differently," Leela Mani Paudyal, former ambassador of Nepal to China and chief secretary of government of Nepal, said on Thursday at a seminar organized by a Chinese think tank. At the end of his presentation entitled "Is BRI an opportunity or a debt trap to Nepal?" Paudyal advised "Nepali politicians, intellectuals, media and top brass bureaucrats should look China from Nepalese eyes not from others eyes."

    By Global Times | 2023/2/16 23:02:14
  • Chinese modernization is a great feat unprecedented in history: Italian scholar

    Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of correctly understanding and vigorously advancing Chinese modernization while addressing the opening of a study session at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee (National Academy of Governance) earlier this month. Xi said Chinese modernization is a new model for human advancement, and it dispels the myth that “modernization is equal to Westernization.” What're the differences between Chinese modernization and Westernization? What inspirations can other countries learn from Chinese modernization? Global Times (GT) reporter Yu Jincui interviewed Giancarlo Elia Valori (Valori), an Italian expert on international affairs, over these issues. This is the second piece of the series on Chinese modernization.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/16 22:13:37
  • Politicians like Nikki Haley are leading US toward ash heap of history

    How seriously should we take Nikki Haley's presidential candidacy? Perhaps even Haley herself won't take it too seriously.

    By Lü Xiang | 2023/2/16 20:47:27
  • US feigns balloon outrage to mask own spy history

    The news of a Chinese high-altitude balloon in US airspace has been hyped up by the government as an outrageous violation of US sovereign airspace. Fighter jets were directed to shoot down the allegedly threatening device and three other unidentified objects. Many pundits contend that the balloon's airspace transit was even “an act of war.” Ironically, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday that the three still-unidentified aerial objects shot down by the US in the past week likely had merely a “benign purpose.”

    By Franz Gayl | 2023/2/16 20:19:19
  • Understand the human community with a shared future in three ancient Chinese sayings

    The world can believe in a human community with a shared future as it can always believe in China, a country of a global vision and actions.

    By Zong Qing | 2023/2/16 19:45:05
  • Asia needs NATO like it needs a hole in the head

    NATO's 2030 agenda, as published recently on its website, bears the headline “relations with partners in the Indo-Pacific region.” NATO is coming to Asia.

    By John Pang | 2023/2/15 22:00:29
  • Western media response would be very different if the Ohio disaster occurred in China

    On February 3, a train in the US town of East Palestine in Ohio carrying chemicals derailed and exploded. The smoke cloud was huge and could be seen for miles. The environmental damage caused by the spill has been extensive, polluting the wider Ohio River basin area and killing thousands of fish and farm animals. Despite this, authorities have been quite relaxed about its outcome, and insisted it is “safe” for residents to return home. Government agencies, like the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have been outright dismissive at best.

    By James Smith | 2023/2/15 21:46:19
  • China's rising strength to sway Japan's strategic choice

    The US has taken a substantial step in encouraging Japan to rearm itself. Japanese Minister of Defense Yasukazu Hamada said on Tuesday that Japan plans to order Tomahawk cruise missiles in one go from the US within the 2023 fiscal year, rather than the initial plan that will take several years.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/2/15 21:31:15
  • Washington exploits every opportunity to lure Manila into its anti-China orbit

    Washington's attempt to lure Manila into its anti-China orbit has become more evident recently. It is now using every opportunity to sow discord between China and the Philippines in a bid to rope in Manila to its side to jointly contain China.

    By Li Kaisheng | 2023/2/15 21:23:48
  • 'We are engaged in a dangerous game of one-upmanship on weapons supplies to Ukraine:' German MP

    The Russia-Ukraine conflict is approaching its one-year mark, with no end in sight. It is eating up scarce European resources, preventing millions of refugees from returning home and weakening the global economic outlook while the US and some European countries are fanning the flames of the war, keeping sending weapons to Ukraine. How will the Russia-Ukraine conflict end? What are the biggest stumbling blocks for negotiation and diplomatic resolution?

    By Global Times | 2023/2/14 21:44:02
  • Ohio train explosion reveals extreme corruption at highest levels

    The entire issue surrounding the Ohio train derailment appears to be a massive corruption scandal, whereby corporations are dictating policies that impact the lives of millions of people – and put them at significant risk.

    By Bradley Blankenship | 2023/2/14 11:56:24
  • China-Iran relations epitome of China's inclusive, peace-seeking diplomacy

    The era when the US controls everything according to its own will is gone. China strengthening ties with Middle Eastern countries, including Iran, is of positive significance for building a multipolar world free from Western hegemony

    By Global Times | 2023/2/13 22:57:26
  • Scheme to restart top-secret programs in Ukraine lays bare Washington's ulterior motive

    In the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Washington has been trying to shape itself as an “outsider,” but behind the scenes it is increasingly stepping in the conflict. A Washington Post report recently revealed that the Pentagon is urging Congress to resume funding for a pair of top-secret programs in Ukraine. If approved, the move would allow American Special Operations troops to employ Ukrainian operatives to observe Russian military movements and counter disinformation.

    By Fei Xue | 2023/2/13 21:11:42
  • US' Syria sanctions exemption driven more by political motives than humanitarian ones

    Millions of people in Syria and Turkey have suffered from the devastating earthquake that recently rattled their region, with more than 33,000 having already been confirmed killed. This natural disaster has shocked the world due to the scale and scope of the destruction left in its aftermath. Accordingly, international aid has begun to stream in, though the Syrian authorities have been shunned by most Western countries.

    By Andrew Korybko | 2023/2/13 20:17:17
  • Chinese modernization free of Western template

    The West has long believed that there is only one modernity, and that is Western modernity. The origins of this belief lie in the fact that modernization began in the West with Britain's Industrial Revolution and then spread to Europe and the US. As late as 1900, the West enjoyed a virtual monopoly of modernization, the exception being Japan, the only non-Western country to industrialize in the 19th century. Japanese modernity was very distinct from Western modernity, and still is. But this did not stop the West believing that modernity was singular. When the developing world began to modernize after 1945, the West saw their modernization as synonymous with Westernization. When China embarked on the reform and opening-up in 1978, the West regarded it as the beginning of a process of Westernization.

    By Martin Jacques | 2023/2/13 20:08:56
  • Precondition for an end to conflict: NATO should never be in Ukraine

    The Russia-Ukraine conflict is approaching its one-year mark, with no end in sight. It is eating up scarce European resources, preventing millions of refugees from returning home and weakening the global economic outlook while the US and some European countries are fanning the flames of the war, keeping sending weapons to Ukraine. How will the Russia-Ukraine conflict end? What are the biggest stumbling blocks for negotiation and diplomatic resolution?

    By Global Times | 2023/2/12 21:09:13
  • Biden's Poland trip calculation: cutting losses in time or putting on a good show

    The conflict is turning into a rabbit hole for the US. How much the US will be willing to offer, and how much will the US gain in return? The tides are shifting on this question.

    By Ai Jun | 2023/2/11 22:24:57
  • Another week, another juvenile farce in the US' skies

    Is US strong or weak? It looks pretty damn tough in the face of balloons, civilian airships, and other innocuous objects. But in the face of real battlefield, US' choice is to exhaust others.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/11 16:23:46
  • Spy in the sky? No, it's all hysteria and paranoia of the US

    At a time when the world expects China and the US to ease bilateral tensions, the US' reaction to the “wandering balloon” is disappointing.

    By Xin Ping | 2023/2/10 19:44:49
  • Flap over Chinese balloon a colossal demonstration of warped thinking in the US

    That a balloon drifting across North America, which posed no threat to anyone, should be the focus of so much hyped up anger, and be shot down by fighter jets with missiles, is a colossal demonstration of how warped the thinking in the White House, Congress, and the Pentagon has become.

    By Ken Hammond | 2023/2/10 17:53:21
  • Europe's 'green dream' hit the US wall

    Recently, "green" has become a hot topic in Europe, largely as a result of the stimulus provided by the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). European capitals worry that the act will undermine their firms' competitiveness in the global market. Against the backdrop, French and German economy ministers protested US' green subsidies on their Washington trip on Tuesday. Why does Europe attach so much importance to green industries? Will the US make any concessions? Or will Europe's green ambitions run into a brick wall?

    By Wang Shuo | 2023/2/9 21:03:01
  • US balloon hysteria shows it is not capable of serious diplomacy

    The hysterical reaction in Washington DC to a drifting Chinese meteorological balloon raises many questions. Can Washington appropriately manage relations with China? Will relations continue sliding toward rock bottom?

    By Clifford A Kiracofe | 2023/2/9 20:47:00
  • Australia would gain nothing to be proxy for US in war against China

    Under what circumstances will Australia become a proxy of the US? What lessons could Australia learn from Ukraine?

    By Global Times | 2023/2/9 20:41:34
  • Red states in the US fanning xenophobia sentiment undermine internal governance

    The US' red states have recently intensified their anti-China practices. A bill filed in the Texas Senate aims “to ban citizens, governments and entities” of countries including China from purchasing land in Texas.

    By Zhang Tengjun | 2023/2/8 20:41:36
  • A trial balloon that tests wind of China-US ties

    If you want to make a prediction on the trajectory of Washington's policy toward China, the Chinese balloon that recently floated to the US is a good "test."

    By Ding Gang | 2023/2/8 18:05:19
  • Why US policy of 'blocking China technologically' will backfire

    Although the US policy of restricting the export of high-end chips to China has triggered Chinese companies to face losses and difficulties for a certain period of time, it cannot stop China's technological progress.

    By Sun Xihui | 2023/2/7 20:41:43
  • Amnesty International report repeats debunked misinformation about Xinjiang

    The recent Amnesty International report repeated some of the threadbare claims of so-called China's human rights abuse against Muslim ethnic population in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

    By Jerry Grey | 2023/2/7 20:33:05
  • America's balloon hysteria is the product of a broken system

    Over the past few days, American politicians and media have been foaming at the mouth in a cultivated mass hysteria against what they describe to be a “Chinese Spy Balloon.” The Balloon, used for scientific metrological purposes, had passed over US airspace, and was ultimately shot down on President Biden's orders off the coast of South Carolina, despite the administration having previously stressed there was no need to do so.

    By James Smiths | 2023/2/6 19:37:21
  • ASEAN's push for COC talks with China thwarts US' Cold War mentality in region

    Indonesia plans to push forward talks with China and other Southeast Asian countries to finalize the Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Saturday at the close of a meeting between ASEAN foreign ministers. Marsudi noted that Indonesia is ready to hold a new round of negotiations on the COC this year, with the first one scheduled for March.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/5 21:19:58
  • The wandering balloon episode shows Biden's lack of crisis management

    A “wandering balloon” – an utterly harmless civilian airship used for meteorological research, blown by wind and accidentally entered into US airspace via Westerlies – has made the US, a superpower which shows off its military muscles around the world, react as if it were confronted by a formidable enemy.

    By Shen Yi | 2023/2/5 19:41:03
  • Using balloon incident as an excuse for Blinken's trip postponement shows the US lacks sincerity to improve China ties

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday postponed his reported trip to China in response to the flying of what Washington has labelled a "spy balloon" over the US, saying the flying of the balloon "created the conditions that undermine the purpose of the trip." This is a fresh signal demonstrating that Washington is lacking sincerity in boosting its relations with China.

    By Lu Xue | 2023/2/4 22:11:52
  • EU's counterattack against US' Inflation Reduction Act will be powerful

    In short, in the face of the US' Inflation Reduction Act, it's possible that the EU will make more active counterattacks in the future. Facing a strong offensive by the US; China and the EU, the two major economies, could join hands in new-energy vehicle and green environmental protection industries, so as to jointly lead the world's green and environmental protection trends.

    By Zhao Yongsheng | 2023/2/3 22:37:11
  • US vaccine aid offer doesn't conceal its hypocrisy

    The US vaccine offer to China is hypocritical in essence. US vaccine diplomacy is clearly utilitarian. Its primary goal is to expand US soft power, and fighting the epidemic is only a secondary task.

    By Li Zheng | 2023/2/3 22:21:29
  • Asia should avoid security plight set by NATO expansion

    With NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg having concluded a four-day trip to South Korea and Japan, the bloc's attempt to extend into Asia has been a topic of many international affairs observers. There is even discussion on Twitter whether the NATO should become NAPTO – the North Atlantic Pacific Alliance, and bring in Australia, Japan, India, New Zealand and many more.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/2 22:48:12
  • Is 'win-win' or 'zero-sum' the main global philosophy of international relations? The example of Papua New Guinea

    Westerners would say that “zero-sum” is the way the world works. This is the philosophy of “I win, you lose” – or “win-lose” – and it has a deep root in Western history. Think of the doctrine of election or the “chosen people”: one group is chosen by God and the rest can go to hell. Through 500 years of Western imperialism and colonialism, this is how the West has treated the rest of the world.

    By Roland Boer | 2023/2/2 21:27:11
  • Unhealthy civilizational superiority mindset displayed in some countries' COVID travel curbs

    The COVID-19 epidemic in China has entered a period of low infection with new cases steadily declining, highlighting the effectiveness of prevention work after the country downgraded the management of COVID-19 from Class A to B, senior officials of the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Monday. This indicated that China's three-year fight against the epidemic, from the initial dynamic zero-COVID approach, to later gradual optimization of the COVID response, has produced results that withstood the test.

    By Guo Tian | 2023/2/2 21:02:36
  • Two-face UK: preaching freedom, stifling protest

    The UK had plenty to say when China was dealing with riots in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region more than three years ago. It blamed Chinese central government for the civil unrest which caused destruction.

    By Mark Blacklock | 2023/2/2 20:12:31
  • In US, military special interests wag the US foreign policy dog

    An active duty US four-star general recently expressed his belief that the US will go to war against China over Taiwan island in 2025 in a memo sent to the officers he commands. The memo predictably found its way into the public domain.

    By Franz Gayl | 2023/2/1 21:40:06
  • Thinking beyond US-China bilateral competition to win race with Washington

    In the past few years, the two recent US administrations have comprehensively adjusted their strategies toward China, and the policy of “engagement” has been replaced by “strategic competition.” In the face of Washington's actions that pursue hegemony and power politics, China has, justifiably, resolutely counteracted and fought back. In the cycle of “US crackdown and Chinese counterattack,” bilateral relations have seen a downward spiral.

    By Da Wei | 2023/2/1 21:01:24
  • Chinese families' expectations for the future decide the country's development

    Conversations during Spring Festival now feel like what they were 20 years ago.

    By Ding Gang | 2023/2/1 20:24:09
  • A sustainable regional security architecture is the only way to solve the European security dilemma

    There are still no indications that the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which has lasted for nearly a year, is about to cease or ease. Despite various appeals from the outside world, at present, the two sides lack the necessary conditions to resume substantive peace talks. Furthermore, the essence of the ongoing conflict is the crisis of the European security architecture. No matter how the conflict develops or when the negotiation resumes, in addition to urging the Moscow and Kiev to remain restraint and avoid further escalation, it is also necessary to explore the manner of coexistence in the future, and cogitate a new European security architecture.

    By Zhao Long | 2023/1/31 20:58:45
  • Huawei, Chinese people won't hold any illusions toward US government

    There has been very little room for the US to continue to hurt the company.

    By Hu Xijin | 2023/1/31 20:27:38
  • As contradictions between US and EU grow, Europe will reevaluate its role in Ukraine

    The Russia-Ukraine conflict has been recently escalating. The US, the West, and Russia have poured a large amount of military and material resources into the battlefield, constantly touching the red line between the two sides and risking entering into a spiral of deterioration. At the same time, secondary hazards brought about by the conflict have emerged, especially internal contradictions in the US and the West. The divergences of different parties' interests continue to affect the internal unity of the US and Europe.

    By He Zhigao | 2023/1/31 20:24:03
  • AUKUS represents outdated political ideology, won't have extensive appeal

    According to Sky News, Tobias Ellwood, the chair of UK's defense select committee, has suggested the AUKUS agreement, a trilateral agreement between Australia, the UK, and the US, expand to include India and Japan. This is not the first-time news of the expansion of AUKUS has been reported. Some Western media reports have previously hyped that Japan should join AUKUS.

    By Fei Xue | 2023/1/31 20:04:40
  • US must attend to deeper factor of tensions with China

    2023 might witness more high-level interactions between China and the US. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's planned China visit is catching eyeballs. It will be Blinken's first visit to China since assuming office, and another face-to-face communication between high-level officials from the two sides after the meeting in Bali, Indonesia, 2022.

    By Zhao Minghao | 2023/1/31 20:01:25
  • Don't believe what you read in Western media when it comes to China

    How many times have you picked up a newspaper and read something on a topic you're familiar with and realized that you're reading something which isn't true? Annoyingly, it happens to us all.

    By Jerry Grey | 2023/1/30 21:43:03
  • The West is a 'free-rider' of global security

    Former British prime minister Boris Johnson said that the “Normandy format,” in which Europe and Russia discussed the progress in settlement of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, was a “diplomatic imitation.” A few weeks earlier, the former German chancellor Angela Merkel said the same thing. In November, the head of the Canadian government disclosed to the media the contents of his personal consultations with Chinese leader right after the negotiations.

    By Timofei Bordachev | 2023/1/30 21:37:39
  • Pushing NATO to prepare for direct confrontation with Russia will hardly find echo in Europe

    In an exclusive interview with Portugal's RTP TV channel published on Saturday, Chair of the NATO Military Committee (NMC) Rob Bauer claimed that NATO is ready for direct confrontation with Russia. He pointed out that NATO's decision during the NATO summit in Madrid last year to establish four additional multinational battle groups in four member states is “an important signal for Russia… that we are prepared if they decide to go after NATO.”

    By Song Zhongping | 2023/1/30 20:34:56
  • Can Europe liberate itself from US dominance?

    The biggest opportunity of 2023 is for Europe to take control of its own security, liberating itself from US dominance. There are two aspects. One is the opportunity. The other is the willingness.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/30 17:19:25