China has moved to overhaul its financial regulatory regime with a slew of institutional reforms launched on Tuesday, in what experts said was a sweeping push to improve supervision efficiency and prevent financial risks and loopholes against the backdrop of global financial fluctuations and China's rapidly evolving financial sector.
Discussion of Chinese modernization has culminated during this year's ongoing two sessions, with foreign envoys and experts hailing that Chinese modernization has shed light on an alternative development path for nations. The Chinese path of realizing modernization, centering on independence, peace and the public good, provides the developing world an alternative to Western countries' road to modernization, which was achieved mainly via colonization and pillage, experts said.
China's cybersecurity sector should strengthen its efforts to build strategically superior capability to be capable of dealing with the all-around suppression launched by hegemonic powers, according to a member of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday stressed opening new ground for enhancing integrated national strategies and strategic capabilities.
China on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping reform plan for a slew of state institutions, with a focus on restructuring the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) and establishing a national financial regulatory administration, underscoring the country's intensifying efforts to bolster its scientific-technology capabilities and economic and financial security amid growing external uncertainties.
Chinese senior officials on Hong Kong affairs met a delegation of Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Tuesday, pointing out that the city has entered a crucial development period following its transition from chaos to order and expecting those deputies to play a backbone role in safeguarding national security and helping the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to roll out policies.
China has accelerated legislation relating to national security, and has for the past few years improved the legal system for opposing foreign sanctions, interference, and long-arm jurisdiction, and provided legal protection for the interests of our country and our people, said China's top legislator.
Forgetting history means betraying and denying previous crimes, which may lead to repeating the crimes of the past. If some people in Japan do not want to be partners with their neighbors but want to be engaged into new Cold War to contain China, there will be new wounds to China-Japan relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Unification is an irresistible trend and common aspiration, and people across Taiwan Straits will work together for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese people. People in the mainland can take high-speed railway to Taipei and compatriots in the island can also fly directly to Wudang Mountain in Hubei Province in Central China, according to Jiang Liping, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and also vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League in comments made on Tuesday.
China will establish a national data bureau, according to a reform plan submitted Tuesday to the national legislature for deliberation.
China's State Council, the cabinet, on Tuesday submitted a plan on the reform of its institutions to the first session of the 14th National People's Congress for deliberation.
Xi Jinping attended the second plenary meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing.
Achieving modernization for a country with a population of more than 1.4 billion will be an unprecedented feat in human history, and Chinese modernization offers solutions to many challenges facing human development, and dispels the myth that modernization is westernization, according to Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang during a press conference Tuesday on the sidelines of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress.
At a press conference Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang responded to the Taiwan question with the Chinese Constitution in hand, saying that the island of Taiwan is a part of China's sacred territory.
Developing countries should have greater voice in international affairs and people from these countries should be entitled to enjoy better lives, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said when attending a press conference on Tuesday at the two sessions.
China was not the cause of or catalyst to the Ukraine crisis, nor did it provide weapons to any party in the conflict. Why should China be blamed, sanctioned, pressured, or even threatened for the Ukraine crisis? It's unacceptable: Chinese FM Qin Gang told GT at Two Sessions
Resolving the Taiwan question is the business of the Chinese people alone, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang says
A Chinese political advisor has called for further optimization of the approval process for emergency use of vaccines and other drugs to cope with public health emergencies, while also suggesting encouragement for vaccine R&D to strengthen Chinese vaccines' global brand image.
The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Sunday started to deliberate a draft amendment to the Legislation Law, eight years after the law was first amended in 2015. The new changes highlight the implementation and oversight of the Constitution as well as promoting whole-process people's democracy to better protect human rights and social fairness and justice.
Young people from the Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan share their experiences, observations, and feelings on social media platforms, said deputies to National People's Congress from Taiwan, noting that people on the island are indispensable in the comprehensive promotion of the Chinese modernization process.
The US propaganda war in spreading disinformation on the so-called China's military backing for Russia has apparently run into a wall as the EU and its member states seemingly did not buy it – the EU leader said “no evidence” of the “arms aid” claims and German head revealed Beijing's assurance on not sending arms to Russia. Chinese analysts believe that against the backdrop of visits and upcoming visits to China by European leaders, the relations between China and Europe are likely to be further enhanced, which goes against the US' expectation. So Washington is hyping the “Chinese military backing for Russia” based on inference of guilt in an attempt to drive the wedge between Beijing and Brussels, but it is doomed to fail, analysts said.
The Government Work Report delivered by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday has drawn attention worldwide after foreign media noticed the report mentioned "stability" dozens of times and focused on realizing feasible economic development targets amid increasing uncertainties and crises around the globe.
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Monday urged proper guidance for the healthy and high-quality development of the private sector.
President Xi Jinping on Monday afternoon visited national political advisors from the China National Democratic Construction Association and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, who are attending the first session of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
In implementing the overall strategy for resolving the Taiwan question in the new era, it requires to resolutely launch major fights against separatism while promoting the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. Although adopting slightly different wording compared with the Government Work Report released last year, experts said the Party's policy for solving the Taiwan question remains the same, and the signal from government work report offers the island of Taiwan an opportunity to meet the mainland halfway toward a peaceful reunification. However, this signal should not be interpreted as the mainland abandoning other options, said experts.
China remains committed to an independent foreign policy of peace and to peaceful development and pursues friendship and cooperation with other countries, and stands ready to work with the international community to put into action the Global Development Initiative (GDI) and the Global Security Initiative (GSI), Premier Li Keqiang said in his Government Work Report delivered during the first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) on Sunday. Some Chinese experts believe that pursuing peace and pushing forward peaceful development are the biggest characteristics of China's foreign policy, and the GDI and GSI are China's solutions to tackle many urgent global issues. Meanwhile, China will continue retaining the “fighting spirit” in its foreign policy, aiming to safeguard its legitimate rights in sovereignty, security and development.
China has set its annual GDP growth target at around 5 percent for 2023, as the country embarked on a rapid economic recovery after a decisive victory against COVID-19, while putting emphasis on ensuring economic stability and high-quality growth, sustainable development amid global economic volatility and geopolitical uncertainty.
As the principles of "one country, two systems," the National Security Law and "patriots governing Hong Kong" move the city from chaos to governance and prosperity, motions and proposals submitted to China's annual two sessions, which opened on Sunday, further stresses the importance of education on the national security law in HKSAR, so as to raise the awareness of national security among the local community.
President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Sunday afternoon took part in a deliberation with his fellow deputies from the delegation of Jiangsu Province, at the first session of the 14th National People's Congress, China's national legislature.
The number of giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding has increased 12-fold over the past 30 years from 18 in 1994 to 237 today, Hou Rong, a deputy to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), said on Sunday. She noted that the ultimate goal is to return giant pandas to the wild so that they can survive and reproduce on their own.
Xi Jinping attended the opening meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) on Sunday morning in Beijing.
China's top political advisory body started its annual session Saturday afternoon in Beijing. Wang Yang, chairman of the 13th CPPCC National Committee, delivered a work report of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee to the session.
The first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) will open on March 5 and conclude on March 13, lasting eight days and a half.
The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee has initiated legislation plans, with this year's agenda to focus on key, emerging fields, and those linked to foreign relations, a spokesperson for the NPC said Saturday, a day before the opening of the first session of the 14th NPC.
As the curtain of China's annual two sessions, a key event in the country political calendar, is about to unveil, China is also ushering in a "new and more vibrant" development era for years to come. This year's two sessions, convened after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and China's three years of fighting against COVID-19, offer a glimpse of the country's road forward, the policies the central government will unveil to guarantee rapid and healthy social and economic development, how the gist of report of the 20th CPC National Congress will be implemented, and how the country will strengthen itself in order to weather the impact of an international atmosphere that is "more complicated than ever."
What has happened in the Russia-Ukraine conflict has shown that the internet battlefield is closely related to the battlefield of a hot war, as cyberattacks could lead to power outage and cutoff of energy and food supplies, a Chinese political advisor told the Global Times, whose proposal to this year's two sessions also focuses on enhancing cybersecurity capabilities and considering replacing some technologies with domestic products.
A motion to introduce sex education into kindergartens and compile teaching materials in line with China's national conditions, which will be put forward at the upcoming annual two sessions, has sparked widespread discussion on social media, with experts saying that sex education that respects the laws of natural science and Chinese social values will break education models based on Western ideology and values.
China's annual two sessions in 2023 carries special significance as they will witness the specific implementation of the calls made during the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), outline a new growth blueprint after the country successfully overcame COVID-19 waves, and brief the world on China's propositions on major international issues, as the country faces a more complicated external environment, experts said as China prepares to open the two sessions in a matter of days.
As China prepares to kick off its annual two sessions on Saturday, what can be expected from one of China's most important political and economic events of the year? President Xi Jinping's remarks made at various top meetings over the past three months or so offer the clearest picture of what will top the agenda.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday congratulated Vo Van Thuong on assuming office as president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Senior officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) have recently submitted reports on their work to the CPC Central Committee and Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
Representatives at China's two sessions submitted suggestions to improve China's current system, including strengthening building of grassroots hospitals, and launching pioneer projects for a free medical care system, after lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Beijing on Wednesday.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Wednesday called on Party schools to stay true to their founding mission of fostering talent for and contributing wisdom to the Party.
The 20th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee issued a communiqué at the end of its second plenary session on Tuesday. The communiqué said the plenary session adopted a plan for the reform of Party and state institutions. Analysts said the reform will reflect the demands of the new development stage and the profound changes of the international situation.
Japan's Cabinet on Tuesday approved the previously signed reciprocal access agreements (RAA) with the UK and Australia, signaling Japan's ambition to diversify its defense partnership and expand militarily. According to the Nikkei newspaper, the RAAs will simplify entry procedures for personnel and ammunition during Japan's joint military exercises with the two countries. Japan signed the agreements in January 6, 2022 with Australia and on January 11, 2023 with the UK.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a consultative meeting Tuesday to hear opinions and inform non-CPC political parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) and personages without party affiliation of a plan on the reform of Party and state institutions.
Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday refuted the COVID-19 origin-tracing issue hyped up by US Ambassador to China, warning that politicizing the issue will not smear China, but will only undermine its own credibility.
China's Foreign Ministry firmly objected to the recent remarks made by the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the Taiwan question, calling those remarks extremely irresponsible and ridiculous and urging Blinken to heed the lesson of history seriously on the issue.
The 20th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee issued a communique at the end of its second plenary session on Tuesday. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, made an important speech at the three-day session, which was presided over by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the US again gave the "lab-leak" theory a major boost, as its Energy Department, citing "new intelligence" but holding "low confidence" in it, joined the FBI in smearing China.
The general offices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council released a guideline on strengthening legal education and theory research in the new era, which requires law school teachers, students and relevant personnel to have a firm stand to oppose and resist Western “constitutionalism,” “separation of three powers” and other erroneous views. Experts believed that the guideline is the latest, most systematic and authoritative document in the field of law and under the rule of law since the country's reform and opening-up began more than 40 years ago.
With the annual two sessions approaching, members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, the country's top political consultative body, have swarmed into Beijing, bringing with them proposals largely focused on improving all walks of people's lives, especially education, the medical system, environmental protection and birth rate. Newly selected CPPCC National Committee representatives from cities such as Shanghai and Guangzhou began arriving in Beijing in the past two days to participate in the upcoming two sessions. They will have a two-day training session if it is their first time to attend the meetings.
China's coordinated development of Beijing, North China's Tianjin Municipality and Hebei Province - a regional city cluster called Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, with its conveniently shortened form "Jing-Jin-Ji" - marked its ninth anniversary on Sunday.
After protests in several European countries against the continuous supply of weapons to Ukraine, experts say the divisions within the European Union may also lead to a split within NATO and the public outcry reflects the strategic misalignment of European countries, making their citizens the biggest victims.
The 20th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee kicked off its three-day second plenary session in Beijing on Sunday to discuss a draft plan for the reform of the Party and state institutions and deliberate lists of recommendation for key posts of state institutions and the top advisory body.
Along with reports of enhanced interactions between the US and the island of Taiwan, the US was also reported to have been considering plans to destroy the island in the event of a military conflict between the island and the Chinese mainland. Related reports have seriously damaged the belief that the US can "defend the island," and demonstrated that the US is just using it as a pawn.
Leading a delegation, John Lee ka-chiu, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, began his first official visit to the Greater Bay Area (GBA) on Thursday, aiming to accelerate the SAR's integration into the country's overall development plan and to facilitate cooperation in talent exchange, innovation and finance.
China's top leadership has stressed, twice over the past month or so, making efforts to achieve self-reliance and strength in science and technology, reflecting the great importance that's attached to the country's science and technology development amid increasingly fierce global competition as well as the US' relentless push for a so-called technology decoupling.
With the epidemic being well controlled on the Chinese mainland at present, the mainland has urged the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities in Taiwan to resume normal operations of direct cross-Straits flights to benefit compatriots on both sides, according to Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, on Wednesday.
The second plenary session of the 20th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will be held from Feb. 26 to 28 in Beijing, according to a decision made at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Tuesday.
The second plenary session of the 20th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will be held from Feb. 26 to 28 in Beijing, according to a decision made at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Tuesday.
China urges an objective, impartial, and professional investigation into the explosion of the Nord Stream pipeline, which has been called the energy lifeline of Europe, Wang Wenbing, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, said at a press conference on Monday.
China on Monday released a report on US hegemony and its perils to expose the US' abuse of hegemony in the political, military, economic, financial, technological and cultural fields, by presenting the relevant facts, and to draw greater international attention to the perils of the US' practices to world peace and stability and the well-being of all peoples. The report was published as the US has been escalating the great power competition across the globe, and its style of seeking hegemony has been transformed from “benevolent” to aggressive, forcing more and more countries and regions to take sides, said Chinese observers, warning that attempts by the US to suppress and contain China will only intensify in the near future.
China and Japan have agreed to hold security talks for the first time since 2019 on Wednesday after senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi met with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi for about 50 minutes during the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
At the request of the US side, China's top diplomat Wang Yi held an informal meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday local time on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) where the Chinese official urged the US side to correct its mistakes as its handling of the recent airship incident has damaged to China-US relations.
The Chinese Consulate-General in Chicago lodged strong indignation and stern condemnation over the brutal criminal act of killing innocent people during a shooting rampage at Michigan State University on Monday local time that has resulted in three deaths and five others, including two Chinese overseas students, injured.
With the approval of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, an English edition of a voluminous work on the Party history has been published both at home and abroad.
Interview registration for the upcoming two sessions for foreign and Chinese journalists opened on Thursday. Journalists will have the option of reporting on one of China's biggest annual conferences at the venue, online or in written form.
The China Coast Guard ship did not direct lasers at the Philippine crew, and the hand-held equipment did not inflict damage on anything or anyone on the vessel and the Philippines' allegation does not reflect the truth, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in Wednesday's press briefing. The US is trying to use the incident to undermine China-Philippines ties and instigate tension in the South China Sea, Wang said.
A Chinese envoy called on the international community to take all necessary actions to rigorously slow down global warming and contain the trend of rapid sea-level rises during a United Nations (UN) Security Council debate on Tuesday.
China on Tuesday refuted Western media reports claiming that China tries to distract public attention from the balloon incident by raising questions around US involvement in the Nord Stream blast and the chemical spill from the train derailment. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin asked on Tuesday why some self-labeled free and unbiased media became deaf to these incidents as they are endangering Americans' lives.
The aftermath of an Ohio train derailment accident, which released toxic chemicals into the environment, has been haunting residents in the affected area for more than a week, but the accident had barely caught attention of American mainstream media outlets until very recently. Chinese experts warned that the chemical leak accident, "underestimated by the US," poses a serious safety hazard for Americans living in the affected area, with lingering effects of at least 20 years. They also believe US authorities' "controlled burn" of the toxic gas could release more lethal substance into the environment, which they said fully exposed US government's irresponsible attitude toward people's health.
The US will not shake China's resolve and strong will to safeguard its sovereignty and legitimate rights, no matter how it seeks to use the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the US to coerce and smear China on South China Sea affairs, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.
When a foreign media reporter declared that the recent balloon incident between the US and China showed that NATO must be vigilant against China, Russia, and other countries on different platforms to conduct surveillance activities against NATO allies, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin refuted that such remarks are pure malicious speculation and deliberate smear.
No matter how the international and regional situation changes, China will unswervingly maintain its friendship and cooperation with Iran and advance China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership: Chinese President Xi Jinping to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi
Xia Baolong, China's top official on Hong Kong and Macao affairs, recently met with representatives from Hong Kong society and learned more about the situation in Hong Kong including the local government policies and administrative review of local district councils, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council said on Tuesday.
China published a key policy document known as the "No.1 central document" for 2023 on Monday evening, in which the world's second largest economy underlined its determination to "comprehensively push" rural vitalization with joint efforts of the Communist Party of China and the whole society, as well as speed up achieving rural modernization.
The Chinese Coast Guard vessel exercised professional restraint during on-site operations, facing a Philippines Coast Guard vessel entering waters near the Ren'ai Reef in the South China Sea on February 6 without permission, Wang Wenbin, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
Numerous Chinese netizens on Sunday demanded an apology from Instagram, a hit social media platform around the globe, for mistakenly labeling a post from the Chinese Foreign Ministry introducing the country's "golden dragon" cruises as fake information.
Song Tao, head of both the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, met with Andrew Hsia, vice chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) party and his delegation on Thursday. Song said that the mainland is willing to enhance exchanges and build up mutual trust with the KMT and work with the KMT to promote relations between the two parties and two sides of the Taiwan Straits, based on the common political foundation of upholding the 1992 Consensus and opposing "Taiwan independence," the Xinhua News Agency reported.
The earthquakes in Turkey are likely to have geopolitical and economic spillover effects including those on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and Europe's energy security, Chinese observers said. The disaster has so far resulted in over 12,000 deaths and about 63,000 injuries.
A recent report released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday showed the alarming situation of drug abuse in the US, with 12 percent of global drug users coming from the country, three times the US proportion of the global population, exposing the country's long-standing and deep-rooted problems.
Commenting on Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr's ongoing Japan visit, Chinese analysts warned that Tokyo might use economic cooperation as bait to lure Manila into the US-led camp that aims to contain China, which would result in militarization in the region, thus harming regional peace and stability.
As tension between China and the US is worsening due to the US' hysterical overreaction in shooting down China's unmanned civilian-use airship, the US military, politicians and media have moved on to hype another issue - that the so-called number of China's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers has surpassed that of the US, which makes the toxic atmosphere of a new cold war swell further, Chinese analysts said on Wednesday.
The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday urged the Taiwan island's secessionist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities to take practical measures and remove unilateral barriers to cross-Straits exchanges, while stressing that the Chinese mainland will continue to promote the resumption and expansion of cross-Straits exchanges and cooperation in various fields.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed the importance of correctly understanding and vigorously advancing Chinese modernization.
China expressed firm opposition to and strong protest against the US using force to attack an unmanned Chinese civilian airship, Chargé d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in the US Xu Xueyuan said on Tuesday (local time). China lodged stern representations with senior officials from the US Department of State and White House National Security Council, according to the embassy on Wednesday.
The Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) expressed strongly disapproval and firm rejection on Tuesday to the irresponsible remarks made by some groups and members of the US Congress concerning HKSAR courts' trial of the Hong Kong 47 case. They slandered the situation of human rights and the rule of law in Hong Kong, and interfered in its judicial proceedings.
The US and Japan will discuss new weapons deployment, including medium-range missiles, Tomahawk cruise missiles and long-range hypersonic weapons, in some Japanese islands close to China's Taiwan under the pretext of "defense", according to some media reports. Chinese military analysts warn that the plan poses a serious threat to regional countries including China, North Korea and Russia. China is right and capable of making a "strategic response" to counter the potential provocative act, they noted.
The Chinese mainland expressed a message of welcome after the Chinese Kuomintang party (KMT), the pro-reunification opposition party in China's Taiwan region, announced it was sending a delegation led by deputy chairman Andrew Hsia for a 10-day visit to the Chinese mainland from February 8 to 17.
Zeng Xiaopeng, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, has been appointed head of the municipal administration of disease prevention and control, according to the commission's website.
Chinese experts warned of US' interference in issues related to the South China Sea as part of the country's attempts to raise its influence in the region, as Indonesia said it plans to hold new rounds of negotiations over a code of conduct (COC) for disputed waters in the South China Sea.
A group of ambassadors and diplomats from African countries visited Northwest China's Xinjiang region and had a meeting with the regional Party chief Ma Xingrui on Thursday, during which they spoke highly of the region's efforts in countering terrorism and extremism and expressed firm support for China's justified stance on Xinjiang-related topics.
Chen Chien-jen, a close ally and friend of Taiwan's regional leader Tsai Ing-wen, officially became head of the region's executive body in a handover ceremony on January 31, replacing Su Tseng-chang. The 2024 election to become regional leader is already starting to heat up between different factions within the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
The Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong and the Chinese Embassy in the UK slammed the UK side on Wednesday, saying that playing the card of the British National (Overseas) visa, known as the BN(O) scheme, is a shameful act. They urged the British side to stop interfering in China's internal affairs.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin departed for the Philippines to discuss larger military presence in the Southeast Asian country, including expanding access to military bases, but observers remain skeptical of how much the US can mobilize the Philippines to move toward Washington's strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the efforts to accelerate the establishment of a new pattern of development and enhance the security and initiative of development.
The US is the biggest instigator of the Ukraine crisis, but instead of reflecting on its behavior, it blames China over groundless suspicions, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday, refuting US' accusations that Chinese companies may be providing non-lethal military and economic assistance to Russia. The FM stressed China won't accept such groundless blackmail.
A Hong Kong legislator condemned the latest decision of UK parliamentary group to withdraw an invitation to the Hong Kong Legislative Council for attending an upcoming seminar in March, calling that the decision by the UK was “childish,” and it is hypocritical for British politicians to claim that they are in a democratic country but refuse to listen to voices from different jurisdictions, the legislator said.