Chen Qingqing
Reporter, Beijing
Chen Qingqing co-leads the Global Times China desk. She covers diplomacy, Hong Kong affairs and Chinese tech firms.
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  • Wang Huning hopes political advisors from HKSAR will tell story of One Country, Two Systems well

    A senior Chinese official met top policy advisors from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday, expressing his hope for them to tell the story about the One Country, Two Systems principle well and let the whole world understand that the principle is a good system.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/3/8 23:36:25
  • HK's NPC deputies called on to take lead in safeguarding national security

    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.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/3/7 23:22:32
  • China stands ready to put into action of GDI, GSI: Government Work Report

    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.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/3/5 23:01:04
  • Russia-Ukraine conflict 'a reminder' for China to enhance cyber defense line: political advisor

    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.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/3/3 15:19:00
  • China calls for true multilateralism at G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

    At a time when the Ukraine crisis overshadows the world's multilateral cooperation platforms, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang called on G20 member countries on Thursday to uphold the UN-centered international system and reject power politics and bloc confrontation, underscoring China's role in safeguarding multilateralism.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/3/2 22:03:36
  • Exclusive: EU has no right to interpret one-China principle without China's recognition: Chinese envoy to EU

    On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Ukraine crisis and more European leaders planning to visit China in the coming weeks and months, Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Fu Cong, head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, who talked about China-EU relations, the impact of the Ukraine crisis on Europe, the position of European countries on the Taiwan question and the latest balloon row that has severely damaged the mutual trust between China and the US.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/3/2 14:17:05
  • G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting urged not to be kidnapped by geopolitical rift

    India is welcoming representatives of 40 countries including non-G20 members and multilateral organizations from Wednesday to Thursday as the country, with an ambitious G20 agenda, is hoping to play a powerful role as a developing country at the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting. While discussions on Russia-Ukraine military conflict are likely to dominate the event, Chinese experts believe that it's also the time to test whether India could really play a leading role by preventing the multilateral platform designed for economic cooperation from being kidnapped by geopolitical confrontations.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/3/1 22:16:27
  • HK sports federation urged to conduct in-depth probe on another national anthem blunder at a sporting event

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government expressed strong dissatisfaction on Wednesday toward an incident involving the wrong Chinese national anthem played at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III in Bosnia, urging the Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (SF&OC) to conduct an in-depth investigation and follow up on the incident.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/3/1 17:23:02
  • Chinese FM refutes Blinken's 'irresponsible, ridiculous' comment on Taiwan question

    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.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/28 19:36:39
  • HK's first mainland-curriculum school to help deepen understanding of Chinese values and cultivate global vision

    Hong Kong's first school that offers a Chinese mainland curriculum will start operation as early as the 2026-27 school year, the Global Times learned. Yew Wah School of Hong Kong plans to offer 12 years of primary and secondary mainland curriculum education, ensuring students have a deep understanding of Chinese history, culture and values while cultivating their global vision and bilingualism in Chinese and English.

    By Zhao Juecheng and Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/28 13:48:41
  • More European leaders to visit China, to seek 'common ground' for Ukraine crisis

    More European leaders are planning to visit China in the coming week or months, focusing on resuming high-level talks and seeking practical cooperation amid the country's post-pandemic recovery, and more importantly, on the Ukraine crisis. Although China and European countries do not share the same position on the issue, Chinese officials and experts believe that the two sides can find common ground to enhance communication and coordination with the aim of advancing peace talks.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/26 19:45:17
  • Exclusive: China, EU to usher in frequent high-level mutual visits soon, says Chinese ambassador to EU

    Although there are still some problems facing China-EU relations, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel may visit China in the first half of 2023 with the relevant preparations already underway. China and the EU are expected to usher in frequent high-level mutual visits, the Chinese envoy to the EU revealed recently.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/24 18:38:08
  • Exclusive: Wang Yi's visit to Russia, Biden's surprise visit to Ukraine 'completely different in nature,' says Chinese envoy to EU

    The nature of the latest visit of China's top diplomat Wang Yi to Russia and that of the surprise trip of US President Joe Biden to Ukraine is completely different in nature, although the timing coincided, Chinese envoy to the EU Fu Cong told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/24 13:08:58
  • Wrangling extends to UN as one-year anniversary of Russia-Ukraine conflict approaches

    "The nature of the two visits is completely different. Biden suddenly showed up in Kiev, but Wang's planned visit to Russia was announced earlier. These two visits should not be brought up together in terms of timing," Fu Cong, Chinese envoy to the EU, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2023/2/23 22:20:23
  • Commissioner of Foreign Ministry in HKSAR draws three red lines for US Consulate General

    The commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong recently met US Consul General to Hong Kong Gregory May and made a solemn representation on a series of wrong words and acts interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, and drawing three redlines for the US Consulate General in Hong Kong, the Global Times learned on Thursday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/23 21:56:50
  • China calls for objective probe on Nord Stream blasts, suggests UN to play active role

    China on Wednesday called for an objective and fair investigation into the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage and to speed up the investigation, suggesting that the UN - the most authoritative and representative international organization - could play an active and constructive role on the matter.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/22 20:25:11
  • China releases Global Security Initiative Concept Paper, 'a timely, necessary and targeted' blueprint for tackling hotspot issues

    China released a Global Security Initiative (GSI) Concept Paper on Tuesday, fully elaborating a common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security concept and providing China's wisdom in tackling growing risks and challenges in traditional and non-traditional security areas. Chinese diplomats and experts hailed the release of the document as timely, necessary and targeted, saying that it provides a detailed blueprint in tackling global and regional hotspot issues in an effective way, especially further clarifying China's peace-promoting position on the Ukraine crisis.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/21 21:21:14
  • China issues Global Security Initiative (GSI) Concept Paper, calling to resolve disputes through dialogue and rejecting power politics

    A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, China announced in the Global Security Initiative Concept Paper it released on Tuesday amid growing risks and challenges that the world faces today, particularly in light of the Ukraine crisis, with the aim of eliminating the root causes of international conflicts and improving global security.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/21 9:42:41
  • US urged to show sincerity to fix US-China relations after 'hysterical' handling of balloon incident

    At the request of the US side, China's top diplomat Wang Yi held an unofficial engagement with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday local time on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany, where the Chinese official urged the US side to rectify its wrong approach as Washington's handling of the recent airship incident has damaged China-US relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2023/2/19 21:34:52
  • Wang Yi urges US to 'change course' on airship incident during informal meeting with Blinken

    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.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2023/2/19 13:39:41
  • US urged to reflect on China-US relations, correct wrongdoings over balloon incident

    The "balloon episode" continued to weigh on already strained China-US relations as Chinese authorities voiced strong dissatisfaction and opposition on Thursday to the latest resolutions passed by the US Congress, urging some US politicians to stop escalating tensions over the incident and stop smear campaign against China.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/16 21:42:14
  • China to impose countermeasures against US entities over balloon hype, a 'necessary and timely' response

    China vows to impose countermeasures against US entities that undermine China's sovereignty and security after Washington used armed forces to shoot down a Chinese civilian airship and the US government used the incident as an excuse to illegally sanction Chinese entities.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/15 21:14:22
  • Top Chinese official for HK affairs meets HK representatives, eyeing local district council review

    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.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/14 13:44:50
  • US urged to reflect on its own behavior with its balloons breaching China's airspace at least 10 times last year

    The US has illegally flown its high-altitude balloons over Chinese airspace more than 10 times without permission since the beginning of last year and China had acted professionally in handling these incursions, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday, calling the US the world's biggest "Spying Empire" by sending numerous spy airships worldwide and urging it to stop smearing others and instigating confrontation.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2023/2/13 22:22:38
  • Exclusive: China, EU to accelerate the restart of China-EU high-level exchanges, economic and trade cooperation: Chinese ambassador to France

    With the optimization and adjustment of its COVID policies, China is expected to welcome more foreign leaders in 2023. Among them, French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed explicitly his willingness to visit China. In recent years, China-EU relations have seen some obstacles emerging against the backdrop of the US-led strategic containment of China and the Ukraine war. In an exclusive interview with Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT), Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye (Lu) talked about prospects of China-EU relations as influenced by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Taiwan question, and China-France ties with the US' exertion of pressure on its major allies.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/13 21:15:08
  • Calls mount urging US to lift sanctions on Syria to facilitate humanitarian aid

    The first batch of assistance from China arrived in earthquake-stricken Syria amid a wave of international humanitarian aid, but some of the most needed supplies, including medicines and food, have been blocked due to the US embargo, prompting mounting calls for the US to show sympathy to Syrians and lift sanctions against the country.

    By Liu Xin, Hu Yuwei and Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/10 21:40:59
  • China expresses strong opposition to US escalating manipulation of airship incident

    China expressed strong opposition and dissatisfaction toward a bill passed by the US Congress concerning the airship incident, which is purely a political manipulation by the US, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Li Xuanmin | 2023/2/10 18:40:04
  • China, Cambodia open new era for building community with a shared future

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Hun Sen on Friday at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen on Friday at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, realizing an "appointment made three years ago" and underscoring the ironclad friendship between the two countries, which celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xin | 2023/2/10 14:41:24
  • Exclusive: Suffering of Syria caused by US further exacerbated by devastating earthquake: ambassador

    In an exclusive interview with the Global Times, Mohammed Hasanein Khaddam, Syrian Ambassador to China, said that the roots of Syria's suffering - the US' long-arm jurisdiction - are further exacerbated by the disaster.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/9 23:01:46
  • Exclusive: Balloon incident could trigger wider conflict if not properly handled: Chinese diplomat

    The balloon incident, occurred against the backdrop of a lack of trust between the US and China, should have been handled within the communication framework between the two sides without being exaggerated, the Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye told the Global Times in an exclusive interview. If the incident is not properly managed, it could become a trigger of conflict, the Chinese envoy warned.

    By By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/9 18:15:27
  • Repeated attacks on China over balloon thwart trust, cannot make US safer

    While US officials and the media continue their hype over the unmanned Chinese airship for civilian use in an attempt to accuse the Chinese side of refusing to communicate, the Chinese Foreign Ministry emphasized on Wednesday that any attempt to exaggerate or hype up the "China threat" will be detrimental to building mutual trust between the two countries. When it comes to the question about whether there is still effective communication and crisis management channels between the two sides, it also depends on the US, not China, Chinese experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2023/2/8 21:53:47
  • China expresses dissatisfaction and protest over US shooting down civilian airship; US sets bad precedent

    China expressed strong dissatisfaction and protest on Sunday against the US' move to shoot down a non-threatening Chinese airship for civilian use, calling the US' move an overreaction and vowing to reserve the right to take necessary actions. By turning an unintentional accident into an incident that has been hyped by the US officials and media, Washington is adding new uncertainties into the already-intense relations with China, creating a bad precedent for blurring the line between civilian and military uses, experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/2/5 20:22:38
  • UPDATE: Chinese Defense Ministry sternly protests against US' attack on Chinese civilian airship

    ​The Chinese Defense Ministry on Sunday protested against the US' move to shoot down a Chinese civilian unmanned airship which made an unintended entry into the US airspace due to force majeure. Experts said that US' reaction could escalate tensions between the two countries' militaries.

    By Liu Xuanzun and Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/5 15:43:11
  • Full border resumption with mainland 'an absolute boost' to HK recovery

    Hong Kong officials, industry representatives and residents applauded the latest announcement of full resumption of cross-border travel between the special administrative region (SAR) and the Chinese mainland with a palpable excitement that was widely shared on Friday. The city's full-scale recovery is now in sight, and will be boosted by not only tourists from the mainland but also the integration into the country's overall development, particularly the Greater Bay Area plan, industry insiders said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Yu Xi | 2023/2/3 19:12:45
  • China releases report on US' long-arm jurisdiction to expose hegemony, notorious deeds

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday released a 2,576-word report on US long-arm jurisdiction, a typical US practice that severely harms the international political and economic order and the international rule of law.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/2/3 17:54:38
  • First batch of cross-border pupils returns to HK, calls for revoking of nucleic acid tests

    The first batch of about 30 cross-border pupils returned to Hong Kong on Wednesday for face-to-face classes, as this group of students has not been able to attend classes in Hong Kong due to pandemic restrictions since 2020.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/2/1 20:21:57
  • WHO makes prudent decision on maintaining COVID emergency status

    Following the World Health Organization' (WHO) Monday decision to still treat the COVID-19 pandemic as a global health emergency, some senior Chinese public health experts said it was a cautious decision considering the imbalance between countries in immunity, medicine and therapy as well as potential risks of more infection waves. While some countries such as Japan and the US are planning to end or downgrade their emergency status or epidemic management in the coming months, experts warned that the conditions for dropping the guard against the disease are still immature.

    By Chen Qingqing and Yu Xi | 2023/1/31 22:02:14
  • China's COVID response withstands test for Spring Festival holidays

    China is poised to withstand the test of Spring Festival travel rush as most cities and regions have already passed the infection peaks, and adequate preparations and contingency plan put in place by authorities at all levels, hard work of medical workers and enhanced vaccinations have allowed residents enjoy a safe and warm Spring Festival without triggering any large-scale resurgence of infections.

    By Chen Qingqing and Yu Xi | 2023/1/28 22:31:36
  • HK lawmaker condemns UK parliamentary group's invitation withdrawal decision, calling it 'childish' and exposing hypocrisy

    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.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/1/28 16:48:26
  • Hometown Witness: Ground zero for China's COVID outbreak emerges from shadow of epidemic, embraces momentum and optimism

    A few days before the Spring Festival in 2020, I returned to my hometown - Yichang, a city about 320 kilometers away from Wuhan in Central China's Hubei Province, at that time there was no way to know that it would be the last Spring Festival, the most important traditional Chinese festival centered on the eternal theme of family reunion, I spent with my grandfather.

    By Chen Qingqing in Yichang | 2023/1/27 21:12:53
  • Three years on, Wuhan embraces joyful, bustling Chinese New Year thanks to nation's proactive COVID optimization

    For many local residents in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, which reported the first COVID-19 outbreak in China three years ago, the Chinese New Year in 2020 was an unforgettable one as it coincided the moment when the city imposed a lockdown to cut off the coronavirus transmission. Three years later, after the country accumulated experiences in fighting the epidemic and continuously adjusted its anti-COVID measures, the metropolis on the banks of the Yangtze River is witnessing again the joyful and bustling holidays.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/1/25 18:22:31
  • Xi's footprints convey China's contribution, injecting stability to a turbulent world

    The global landscape has, in recent years, gone through profound, complex and turbulent changes since the end of the Cold War. In the eyes of geopolitical observers, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the intensifying geopolitical tensions and the “ripple effects” of the Ukraine crisis have led to growing upheaval in the global financial and economic sectors, while also posing a serious threat to food and energy security. Certain countries continue to blatantly advocate for decoupling, confrontation, and division, further exacerbating an already dire global situation.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/1/19 0:03:34
  • New sector added to CPPCC members with focus on environmental development

    The list of the members of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) was unveiled with a new sector - the environment and resources sector - added, which some experts said has great significance as environmental protection constitutes a fundamental part in pursuing Chinese modernization.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/1/18 23:02:10
  • HKSAR to finalize Article 23 in 2023 with focus on preventing spying activities

    John Lee Ka-chiu, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, said in his latest interview with local media that the government hopes to complete legislation for Article 23 of the Basic Law in 2023, which is expected to prevent national security risks, particularly targeting spying activities, with the help of new technologies.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/1/17 21:32:18
  • Newly appointed liaison director assumes office, pointing out Hong Kong's future direction

    In speaking to the press on the first day of assuming the duty as director of the liaison office of the central government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Zheng Yanxiong said that as long as there is no social turmoil in the city and it doesn't go in a wrong direction, Hong Kong will embrace a bright future.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/1/16 22:32:08
  • Exclusive: Number of Indian travelers to China for study, business and visit to increase significantly: Chinese Embassy in India

    While China is downgrading COVID management from Class A to Class B and gradually reopening its borders from January 8, the Global Times has learned from the Chinese Embassy in India that it will further optimize the visa arrangement for foreigners coming to China from Sunday, and the number of Indian students applying for visas to China will continue to grow in 2023, and the number of people entering China with visas for business, visits, and family visits is also expected to increase significantly.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/1/8 12:23:09
  • Jimmy Lai's media group to be delisted from HKEX, 'law-abiding firms always welcomed'

    The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) has decided to remove Next Digital Ltd group, which was founded by jailed Hong Kong secessionist Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, from the market, and the company will be delisted on January 12.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Han | 2023/1/6 0:20:40
  • Mainland-HK border to reopen; 'normal days are back' as Chinese show enthusiasm for outbound travel

    Ahead of the policy of gradually resuming international travel taking effect on January 8, the State Council's Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism issued a notice on Thursday to reopen the borders between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions (SARs) on January 8.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2023/1/5 21:57:02
  • HKSAR likely to begin legal amendment following interpretation

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government is expected to launch a legal amendment to prevent London-based barrister Timothy Owen from defending infamous media tycoon Jimmy Lai in a national security trial, according to media reports. Some legal experts and sources close to the HKSAR government confirmed with the Global Times on Monday that it's highly likely that this work will start soon.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2023/1/2 20:39:42
  • Hong Kong legal professionals welcome interpretation of provisions in HKNSL, refuting Western media's attacks slandering city's judicial independence

    Hong Kong officials, legal professionals and observers welcome the country's top legislature providing interpretations for provisions under the National Security Law for Hong Kong, which absolutely does not affect the city's judiciary independence, but instead clarifies the legislative intent of a number of provisions of the NSL for Hong Kong, providing more authoritative and clear guidelines for the judicial practice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). They also refuted Western media's criticism over the interpretation claiming that it undermined the city's high degree of autonomy.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/12/31 18:14:45
  • Top legislature gives interpretation of provisions in HK national security law, settling disputes over foreign lawyers working on national security cases

    China's top legislature adopted an interpretation of Article 14 and Article 47 on the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday, which aims to properly handle the issues encountered in practicing the national security law (NSL) for Hong Kong and effectively safeguard the country's sovereignty, security and development interests.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/12/31 0:30:07
  • Motion to request interpretation of National Security Law for Hong Kong explained at ongoing NPC Standing Committee session

    Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Office of the State Council, made an explanation on a motion to request the interpretation of the relevant provisions of the National Security Law for Hong Kong at the ongoing standing committee session of China's top legislature on Tuesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/12/27 21:47:58
  • HK coordination group held first meeting on border-opening with mainland

    Hong Kong government's coordination group for border-opening with the mainland held its first meeting on Sunday, after the city's Chief Executive John Lee said on Saturday that Hong Kong is to reopen its border with the mainland by mid-January. Meanwhile, the city's business group called the opening“the biggest Christmas gift,”believing it will help the small businesses of the city.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2022/12/25 21:29:36
  • China navigates complex international issues, striking balance in major-country diplomacy in 2023

    China has greatly advanced its diplomatic agenda in 2022 with head-of-state diplomacy setting the pace for the country's overall diplomatic work, which was highlighted by one home-ground event, two major initiatives and three important visits, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday in reviewing the country's diplomatic work for 2022. Chinese experts believe that the overall successful diplomatic work helped China navigate complex global and regional issues, consolidate consensus and strike a balance in maintaining strategic stability in relations with other major countries such as the US and Russia.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/12/25 21:25:51
  • Xi commends Lee for advancing HK on right track, ushering in new atmosphere

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu, who is on his maiden duty visit to Beijing, and gave full recognition to his courageous and pragmatic work in leading the city government in safeguarding national security, reviving the vitality of the economy and enabling Hong Kong to display a new atmosphere of patriots administering Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/12/23 19:14:41
  • Premier Li meets HKSAR chief executive, fully recognizes his work

    Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu on Thursday in Beijing. Lee traveled to the capital for his annual duty report this week, and the Chinese leader fully recognized Lee's work of leading the HKSAR government in responding to the public's needs, fixing its social woes and helping the city regain its economic vitality.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/12/22 21:24:43
  • HK ports prepare for normal operations with official confirming border reopening is in sight

    While the border reopening between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong topped the agenda of the annual report delivered by John Lee, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, local media have reported that some ports have already begun preparing for normal operations, and a senior official confirmed with Global Times that the border resumption is in sight.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/12/22 15:29:07
  • HKSAR chief to begin duty report in Beijing with border reopening, economic recovery topping agenda

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu will travel to Beijing from Wednesday to Saturday to deliver his annual work report, which will also be his first duty visit since he became leader of the HKSAR government.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/12/20 22:42:49
  • Hong Kong youth 'key targets' for national security education

    In his first policy address delivered in October, Hong Kong's Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu highlighted the importance of advancing national security education in Hong Kong. Recently, the National Security Education Centre of the International Probono Legal Services Association (IPLSA), a non-profit organization registered in Hong Kong, launched a national security education instructor training program, and more than 100 people have obtained the qualifications to become instructors who will teach national security knowledge in Hong Kong's primary and middle schools as well as in other institutions.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/12/12 23:56:14
  • China-Arab ties open a new chapter; influence profound

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday concluded his Saudi Arabia trip, his first to the Middle East region after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which was also an unprecedented diplomatic event with the Arab world. The trip has not only yielded fruitful results in economic and trade sense, but also demonstrated that in addition to continuing to play the role of a contributor to regional development, China will also increasingly contribute to peace in the strategically important Middle East, experts noted.

    By Yu Jincui, Xing Xiaojing in Riyadh and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2022/12/12 0:26:48
  • China strikes back against US' irresponsible comments on Jimmy Lai's case

    A Hong Kong court on Saturday sentenced Lai, an instigator of the Hong Kong riots in 2019, to five years and nine months in prison over two fraud charges linked to lease violations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Leng Shumei | 2022/12/11 21:15:29
  • China, Saudi Arabia deepen relations amid development synergy

    A grand welcoming ceremony, high-level bilateral meetings and wide-covering investment agreements are among proofs that China-Saudi Arabia relations have been lifted to a new high.

    By Yu Jincui, Xing Xiaojing in Riyadh and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2022/12/9 1:50:02
  • China releases new 10-point plan to optimize COVID response, allowing asymptomatic carriers, mild cases to quarantine at home

    China further adjusted and optimized its COVID response by releasing 10 new measures, including allowing asymptomatic carriers and mind COVID-19 patients and those who meet certain requirements to quarantine at home.

    By Chen Qingqing and Du Qiongfang | 2022/12/7 13:39:08
  • More cities optimize COVID measures, striking a new balance between epidemic control and social livelihoods

    At least a dozen cities across China further adjusted and optimized epidemic control measures over the weekend, including scrapping the requirement for frequent mass nucleic acid testing and mandatory COVID-19 test results for riding public transportation. Some cities such as Zhuhai in South China's Guangdong and Southwest China's Chongqing urged local residents not to take nucleic acid tests unless necessary, while other places explored new measures such as allowing some people who test positive for COVID to quarantine at home.

    By Chen Qingqing and Du Qiongfang | 2022/12/4 20:26:34
  • China-Arab report stresses mutual respect and opposing hegemony as first summit approaches

    Ahead of the highly anticipated first China-Arab summit, which is scheduled to be held in early December in Saudi Arabia, the Chinese Foreign Ministry released a long report fully reviewing China's long-standing relations with Arab countries, and highlighted the strategic mutual trust in China-Arab ties in the new era, which Chinese experts believe points out the future direction of China-Arab cooperation.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Anqi | 2022/12/2 23:33:54
  • Interpretation of National Security Law for Hong Kong from top legislature conveys great significance and is imperative: experts

    Hong Kong's Department of Justice (DOJ) applied to a local court on Tuesday to ask for an adjournment to the closely watched national security trial of Jimmy Lai after the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government made a request to the central government for an interpretation of the national security law (NSL) for Hong Kong, after the city's top court upheld an earlier High Court decision to allow a British barrister to defend Lai against charges under this law. The ruling triggered huge controversy and led to a strong opposition from central government agencies and the local government.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/29 22:50:45
  • HKSAR govt asks for law interpretation on ruling that allows overseas lawyer to represent Jimmy Lai

    Hong Kong's top court rejected an appeal by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to overturn the permission to allow a UK barrister to represent Jimmy Lai, the imprisoned owner of Next Digital Media, in an upcoming national security trial, which is seen as a disappointing result.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/28 23:16:38
  • HK top court reserves ruling on controversial decision of allowing UK lawyer to represent Jimmy Lai in national security trial

    The top court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday reserved a ruling on local prosecutors' last-ditch attempt to prevent jailed Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying from hiring a UK lawyer for his upcoming high-profile national security trial.

    By Leng Shumei and Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/26 0:51:13
  • HK starts nomination of NPC deputies; clear political atmosphere ensures SAR better represented in national democratic structure

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday started nominating candidates as deputies to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, and the voting date was set on December 15.

    By Zhang Han and Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/23 21:30:51
  • Exclusive: China, EU can play a role in pushing toward de-escalation in Ukraine, cooperation on global issues: French Ambassador to China

    Editor's Note: Chinese President Xi Jinping met with French President Emmanuel Macron on November 15 in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of the G20 summit. This was the first in-person meeting between the two leaders since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitments to bolstering communication and coordination in response to the global challenges including climate change, biodiversity protection, and food security. Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed French Ambassador to China Laurent Bili (Bili) exclusively as he talked about the prospects of China-France and China-Europe relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/11/20 21:07:36
  • World Rugby apologizes for wrong graphics caption used during Chinese National Anthem played at a Hong Kong-Portugal match

    World Rugby apologized to the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) for an error which appeared on the television broadcast of a match between the Hong Kong and Portuguese teams at the Final Qualification Tournament for Rugby World Cup 2023 on November 6, when an incorrect graphics caption was used when the Chinese National Anthem was played prior to the game, the HKRU said on Saturday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/19 20:00:48
  • China, Thailand vow to build a community with a shared future, 'marking high-level strategic trust, great cooperation potential'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Saturday agreed to build a more stable, prosperous and sustainable China-Thailand community with a shared future during their meeting in Bangkok.

    By Wang Cong in Bangkok, Zhang Han and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2022/11/19 17:42:06
  • Xi wraps up 1st overseas trip after key Party congress, offering Chinese wisdom and ideas on building Asia-Pacific community with shared future

    Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up the 17th meeting of the G20 Leaders' Summit, the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting and his official visit to Thailand on Saturday afternoon and left the country, returning to China, Chinese Central Television reported. The week-long trip, with a packed diplomatic schedule, offered Chinese wisdom and ideas for pushing forward globalization, setting the tone for the right direction for cooperation and coordination among major powers, experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Han | 2022/11/19 14:21:12
  • Xi talks with Harris, expecting two sides to enhance understanding, reduce miscalculation

    Five days after the closely watched meeting between the top leaders of China and the US at G20, Chinese President Xi Jinping had a brief conversation with the US Vice President Kamala Harris at the request of the US side on Saturday during the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, and the Chinese president hoped that Harris can play an active role in bringing bilateral relations back to a healthy and stable track.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Han | 2022/11/19 12:11:45
  • UK should work with China for steady and sound bilateral ties: Chinese FM

    A bilateral meeting between the UK and China on the sidelines of the G20 summit was reportedly canceled on Wednesday due to scheduling issues while the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the UK hopes to work together with China to advance the China-UK relations.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xia Wenxin | 2022/11/16 21:32:52
  • Xi to meet Kishida during APEC meeting

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the upcoming APEC meeting, Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday. This will be the first official meeting between the two leaders, which is of great significance, according to the foreign ministry.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/16 16:02:37
  • Xi's intensive meetings with world leaders show charm of major-country diplomacy

    Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of unity among the international community when addressing the G20 summit on Tuesday, saying that the world needs to promote a more inclusive, universally beneficial and resilient global development.

    By Wang Cong, Bai Yunyi in Bali and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2022/11/16 0:05:38
  • Kishida rhetoric on China adds obstacles to China-Japan relations: experts

    After the US-Japan-South Korea meeting touched on the Taiwan question at the East Asia Summit, strongly opposing "any unilateral attempts to change the status quo" in the Indo-Pacific, the Chinese Foreign Ministry urged the relevant countries to abandon their Cold War mentality and stop building up small cliques.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/14 20:12:04
  • Update: Asia Rugby apologizes after HKSAR govt demands full, in-depth probe into wrong song played in South Korean rugby game

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC), Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) strongly condemned a rugby sevens tournament in South Korea after the organizer played a wrong song associated with the violent protests in 2019 instead of China's National Anthem at the final match on Sunday, and some lawmakers and observers called the error “completely unacceptable.”

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/14 11:50:27
  • US-Japan-S.Korea leaders meeting won't ease situation, but to escalate tensions on Korean Peninsula: experts

    The leaders of the US, Japan and South Korea met on Sunday to further coordinate their positions on the North Korea missile testing activity on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Cambodia, while also seeking input on managing China's influence in the Pacific region. Chinese experts believe that while the US has stepped up efforts in aligning its allies to serve its own strategic purposes, it will only escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula and there will be growing divergences between Japan and South Korea in terms of confronting China for Washington's interests.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/13 21:18:21
  • China to promote multilateralism, globalization as 'Asian moment' arrives

    For the next few days, the world's attention will shift toward Southeast Asia, where countries are scheduled to host three major international and regional summits. They are trying to seek solutions and consensus amid growing geopolitical turbulence and the long-lasting impact of COVID-19. As the "Asian moment" starts, with the ASEAN summit, G20 and APEC meetings kicking off one after another, China is expected to continue advocating for multilateralism, free trade and a higher level of globalization in the face of mounting challenges, further deepen cooperation with developing countries and play the role of stabilizer in regional and global affairs, experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2022/11/10 22:40:12
  • Exclusive: Chinese firms supported to take part in major infrastructure projects in Tanzania: Chinese envoy

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on November 3 in Beijing where the two leaders agreed to upgrade bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. Hassan is the first African head of state received by China after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and the visit fully demonstrated that closeness of China-Tanzania relations and the important status of China-Africa ties in China's overall diplomacy.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/11/8 19:47:42
  • Intensive visits underscore China's diplomatic ideals widely recognized, welcomed

    The past week during which four foreign leaders from countries with different political systems and economic development paths visited Beijing attracted the world's attention, as it was a diplomacy-themed week after the Chinese top leadership laid out major strategies and blueprints for the future at the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/11/6 20:21:30
  • G7 FMs meet to discuss Ukraine as doubts over sustainability of Western aid grow

    Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) met in Germany on Thursday to discuss the prolonged Russia-Ukraine conflict and the bloc's further plans to support Kiev at a time when both NATO and Russia are holding nuclear drills for deterrence, but there are mounting doubts among observers over the sustainability of Western aid to Ukraine given the widening rifts inside the Western camp.

    By Zhang Han and Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/3 22:13:52
  • Upholding One Country, Two Systems of 'great practical significance' for resolving Taiwan question: experts

    Officials and experts in both the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong have been studying the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and a panel discussion held simultaneously in Beijing and Hong Kong on Wednesday focused on the CPC Constitution concerning Hong Kong and Macao affairs, saying that upholding the policy of One Country, Two Systems has practical significance for resolving the Taiwan question in a peaceful way.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/3 1:53:57
  • HK summit attracts Wall Street titans, financial elites, 'showing confidence in HK as hub under One Country, Two Systems'

    Despite the impact of an approaching tropical storm, hundreds of financial leaders including Wall Street titans gathered on Wednesday at the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong for its biggest international event in years with a clear message delivered to the world - the city's role as a global financial hub remains steadier and the city is embracing a bright future with full confidence.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xie Jun | 2022/11/3 0:33:30
  • Chinese central govt to set up preparatory office for intl court of mediation in HK

    The Chinese central government will set up a preparatory office for the establishment of an international court of conciliation in the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) to carry out intergovernmental negotiations over international conventions about the court.

    By Du Qiongfang and Chen Qingqing | 2022/11/2 0:47:20
  • China and Russia reaffirm deepened relations at all levels, 'embodiment of major-country diplomacy'

    China and Russia vowed to deepen bilateral relations at all levels following the conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and amid the US' heightened pressure on the two countries. Chinese observers said that China-Russia relations, which set a very prominent and positive example for establishing mutually beneficial cooperation between major countries, drive the world toward a more just, effective and multipolar global order, and the deepened cooperation between the two countries also contributes to the decline of US hegemony.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/29 0:38:43
  • China to host several foreign leaders following key CPC congress, to set good example of major country diplomacy

    China will soon unveil its major diplomatic events after the conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) by welcoming several foreign leaders from countries with different political systems and economic development paths, illustrating that more countries hold positive views on China's future development and welcome the country's foreign policy embedded with the concept of humanity's shared values pursued by the CPC.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/10/28 22:59:37
  • Tanzanian President to visit China with focus on cooperation in agriculture, infrastructure

    At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Samia Suluhu Hassan, president of the United Republic of Tanzania, will pay a state visit to China from November 2 to November 4, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/27 22:22:23
  • Sunak to be UK's next PM, set to face challenges in leading UK out of economic mess

    Rishi Sunak, former chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom (UK), on Monday won the ruling Conservative Party's leadership contest. He will replace Liz Truss as the country's new prime minister.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/10/24 21:13:01
  • New CPC central leadership set for new journey

    Xi Jinping was elected general secretary of the 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the committee's first plenary session held on Sunday, according to the communique of the plenary session.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/24 0:42:41
  • Newly joined, promoted teachers in HK public schools required to join study tour to mainland: SAR govt

    Newly joined teachers and those who eye on a promotion in all the publicly-funded schools in Hong Kong are required to join a study tour to the Chinese mainland, Secretary for Education told local media on Saturday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/23 19:33:03
  • Resolutely opposing and deterring separatists seeking 'Taiwan independence' included in amended CPC Constitution, says a resolution

    The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Saturday passed a resolution on an amendment to the CPC Constitution. Fully, faithfully, and resolutely implementing the policy of One Country, Two Systems; resolutely opposing and deterring separatists seeking "Taiwan independence" will be added to the amended Party Constitution.

    By Zhao Yusha and Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/22 22:36:31
  • Greater political, economic turmoil looms as Truss' dramatic exit kicks off race for next PM

    The world is closely watching events in the UK following the dramatic resignation of Prime Minister Liz Truss, who became the shortest-serving prime minister in the country, which not only rocked the British political scene but also raised concerns among UK's major allies.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/10/21 22:34:10
  • 'Shortest-serving' Truss resigns after failed tax-cut plan, showing old Western democracy 'cannot solve new problems'

    UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned Thursday after just 45 days in office following her failed tax-cutting plan, becoming the shortest-serving prime minister in British history, media reported. This dramatic U-turn in her political life could also be seen as a microcosm of failing Western politics, when the Anglo-Saxon pattern cannot lead the world as the long-term practice of Western democracy cannot solve emerging new problems, Chinese experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/10/20 23:41:43
  • HKers who witness changes share increasingly positive attitudes toward CPC: senior political adviser

    In a report made by Xi Jinping to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which started on October 16 in Beijing, Xi stressed upholding and improving the One Country, Two Systems policy, saying that the policy is a great innovation of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and must be adhered to over the long term. Officials in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong said that the report provides fundamental guidelines for Hong Kong and Macao-related work. Over the last few years, Hong Kong has experienced unprecedented challenges and witnessed many changes. Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi recently interviewed Lau Siu-kai, vice president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies, who is also a senior policy advisor on Hong Kong affairs. Lau, talked about why it's time for Hong Kong residents to learn about the Party correctly, comprehensively, and objectively.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/10/20 15:49:22
  • HK's chief delivers his first policy address, charting the city to a new journey

    Hong Kong's Chief Executive John Lee delivered his first policy address on Wednesday, highlighting the need to improve local governance, enhance the city's competitiveness as an international business hub, attract more talented professionals and fix social and economic woes, as the city embarks on a new journey under One Country, Two Systems. Officials and observers believe that a major advantage is that the city is being backed by the mainland, with broader markets and tremendous development opportunities, which will help it outpace other international business hubs such as Singapore in the long term.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi | 2022/10/19 23:12:28
  • HKers share deeper understanding of the CPC as Party Congress points out the direction for HKSAR

    As the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened on Sunday in Beijing, people of all walks of life in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are not only paying more attention to the event that carries historic political significance for the entire Chinese nation, but also intently studying the important political agenda of the CPC with great interests, in a marked shift from previous years.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/19 20:42:53
  • Xi's report provides 'fundamental guidelines' for HK, Macao work

    Xi Jinping's report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which kicked off on Sunday in Beijing, serves as a fundamental basis and guideline for work related to Hong Kong and Macao, and the One Country, Two Systems - a great innovation of socialism with Chinese characteristics - should be adhered to for a long time, officials and experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi | 2022/10/17 22:35:17
  • 20th CPC National Congress report on Taiwan question 'a solemn pledge', fresh warning to external interference, separatist forces: analysts

    Xi Jinping said on Sunday that the Communist Party of China (CPC) will implement its overall policy for resolving the Taiwan question in the new era, and unswervingly advance the cause of national reunification at the opening session of the 20th CPC National Congress.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Lin | 2022/10/16 23:46:28
  • 19th CPC Central Committee concludes 7th plenum; communiqué notes achievements made amid grave challenges

    The 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded its seventh plenary session in Beijing on Wednesday with a communiqué issued to thoroughly review the achievements of the Party and the state in the past five years, and also discussed and adopted a report of the 19th Central Committee to the 20th CPC National Congress and an amendment to the CPC Constitution.

    By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/13 0:18:46
  • Chinese Embassy in Ukraine issues several warnings in a row as Chinese nationals prepare to protect themselves amid escalating tensions

    As tensions between Russia and Ukraine have escalated to a new level with multiple Ukrainian cities being hit by strikes on Monday and Tuesday following the Crimean Bridge explosion, the Chinese Embassy in Ukraine has issued three successive notices since Monday reiterating the grave safety situation in the country, reminding Chinese nationals to take emergency shelter and prepare emergency supplies.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2022/10/11 22:42:01
  • EU's solidarity put to the test as most challenging winter looms amid energy crisis

    As Europe's energy crisis escalates, leaders from major European countries failed to reach a consensus in the latest gathering on how to handle the soaring prices that will not only make this winter much colder but also heavily add to the continent's economic woes, dragging some into deep recession and possible political turmoil. With some European countries preparing for the worst-case scenarios for power supply shortage, leading EU members like Germany that seek alternative suppliers and roll out financial support are being criticized by others, putting the bloc's solidarity to the test.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Lin | 2022/10/9 1:12:57
  • UNGA set to end high-level meetings as geopolitical rifts threaten to erode multilateral mechanism

    The major diplomatic convention – the high-level meetings of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) – is scheduled to conclude on Monday in New York with about 150 world leaders spending days discussing the most urgent issues amid growing uncertainties and geopolitical turbulence in the world.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/9/26 21:23:01
  • Lavrov slams the US for 'global' Monroe Doctrine amid escalating tensions over Ukraine crisis

    Russia harshly slammed the US for its notorious Monroe Doctrine and the attempt to turn the entire world into its own backyard, after Washington and some Western countries mounted severe attacks against Russia at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/9/26 0:22:42
  • Countries warned not to lose the guard as the COVID-19 unlikely to end this winter

    Despite positive signs, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, WHO warns. Chinese CDC expert said more efforts are needed in carrying on anti-epidemic measures as the world is highly likely to see the sixth wave this winter.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/24 14:56:18
  • US hijacks UNGA to stage anti-Russia slamming campaign, urged to walk the talk when Biden claims 'not seeking cold war'

    Following Russia's partial mobilization of the nation's military reserves, the US-led West ramped up efforts to launch a collective campaign of denouncing Moscow on the global stage, particularly when Western leaders such as US President Joe Biden have tried to turn the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) into an anti-Russia platform. They have fully underscored their hostility toward the Kremlin, which only aggravates the confrontation and goes against the common aspiration of countries for security and development.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/22 20:25:05
  • UK bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth II; filling the void a challenge for new King

    The UK is in mourning as British people bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, on Monday, with deep grief and emotion. The State Funeral - the first since the death of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill - is also under global spotlight as world leaders, dignitaries and royal family members, among about 2,000 attendees, gathered at Westminster Abbey to honor the late monarch.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Yusha | 2022/9/19 21:00:17
  • Ukraine counterattack a turning point? Conflict likely to be prolonged with the support of the West: experts

    While some Western media outlets applaud Ukrainian forces for regaining control over some major cities in the northeastern region of Kharkiv and have described the territorial gains as a "turning point" in the Russia-Ukraine conflict that has lasted for half a year, some Chinese experts said it is still too early to predict a complete Ukrainian victory despite the successful tactical counterattack.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/12 23:54:00
  • Xi to attend SCO summit in first foreign visit since pandemic, showing 'focus on neighborhood diplomacy'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the city of Samarkand, and pay state visits to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from Sept. 14 to 16, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced Monday.

    By Zhang Han, Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/9/12 15:09:42
  • Veteran HK police sergeant hailed as hero for actions during city's troubled times shares memory, hopeful message for future

    "During the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, I was there as one of the representatives from the HKPF to bear witness, and at the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, I was there too," said Lau Chak-kei, a Hong Kong police sergeant who is remembered by many netizens for the heroic moment when he and other police officers were surrounded by a gang of black-clad rioters in July 2019.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/7 21:20:25
  • Russia, China seek closer trade ties at key economic forum in Russia's Far East amid US hegemony

    Russia's Far East is witnessing huge opportunities brought by closer China-Russia cooperation, as Russia's economic pivot to Asia receives a sudden boost amid escalating sanctions from the West in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, delegates and representative at the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) said on Monday. Russia's accelerating pivot toward the East is also reshaping the geopolitical landscape, as the formation of a multipolar world is irreversible.

    By Chu Daye and Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/5 23:52:44
  • China vows countermeasures against US' arms sales to Taiwan; provocative move only 'accelerates' reunification

    China urged the US to stop arms sales and military interactions with the island of Taiwan and immediately revoke the latest approval of $1.1 billion in arms sales to the Chinese region, vowing to resolutely take legitimate and necessary countermeasures against the package, the largest since US President Joe Biden took office.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2022/9/4 20:25:07
  • Germany expanding military presence in Indo-Pacific shows its defense policy is 'kidnapped by US, NATO'

    Germany's defense chief has vowed to expand the country's military presence in the Indo-Pacific while keeping an eye on the "enormous" build-up of China's armed forces. Some Chinese experts believe that the current German government's aggressive defense policy is a sharp contrast with "the culture of restraint" in the Merkel era, showing that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's policies have been kidnapped by the US and NATO.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/9/1 20:59:59
  • Chinese observers express mixed feelings about Gorbachev, draw lessons from his immature policy of cozying up with West

    Chinese observers and netizens shared the mixed feeling about controversial politician Mikhail Gorbachev's passing away on Tuesday. While the West remembered him and praised his historical role for bringing the Soviet Union closer to the West and ending the Cold War, Chinese observers considered him as a tragic figure who catered to the US and the West without principle, made severe mistakes in judging the international situation, and caused chaos in domestic economic order, which all serve as a reminder to other countries to stay cautious about any attempt of “peaceful evoluti”n" by Western forces.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/31 12:26:33
  • China-Russia military cooperation serves core interests, doesn't target third party: Chinese envoy

    The upcoming military drills Vostok 2022 (East 2022) exercise launched by Russia with countries including China and India participating have attracted the usual speculation from Western media outlets, which hype security cooperation between China and Russia especially amid Russia's military operation in Ukraine. Some have also interpreted the normal military cooperation as a “threat,” hinting on Russia's support for China on the Taiwan question. Experts said it is the US and the West's commonly used tactics to portray Russia-China tie-up in a negative light, in order to unite allies and serve their geopolitical purposes.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/8/30 20:45:23
  • US paints Russia, China as rivals with new ambassadorial post for Arctic, brings conflicts to peaceful North Pole

    Eyeing the intensifying geopolitical wrestling with Russia in the Arctic as global warming has accelerated ice melt, making the place strategically important for increasing military and civilian presence, the US plans to create a position of Arctic ambassador to the Arctic while the US-led military alliance NATO hyped Russia and China's interests in the northern polar region.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/28 22:16:28
  • Chinese CDC allows simultaneous flu, COVID shots for adults to avoid 'twindemic' scenario

    The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released technical guidelines for influenza vaccination for 2022 to 2023 on Thursday, as China's southern regions saw a peak flu season in the summer and the country moves to a avoid a possible “twindemic" scenario of COVID-19 and influenza in the upcoming winter and the spring in 2023.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/25 19:39:13
  • China, South Korea eye more mature ties on 30th anniversary

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol exchanged congratulatory messages on Wednesday on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and South Korea, speaking highly of the fruitful results reached by the two countries over the past three decades, which have benefited not only the two countries but also regional and global peace, and pointing out the direction for future development of ties.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2022/8/24 18:51:29
  • China, South Korea to enhance mutual trust, avoid sensitive issues like THAAD as countries celebrate 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties

    Amid a high celebratory atmosphere for the 30th anniversary of the establishment of South Korea-China diplomatic ties on Wednesday, the latest statistics from the South Korean trade body show that the country's exports to China surged over 160 times over the past three decades, reflecting South Korea's unavoidably close economic ties with China.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xin | 2022/8/23 20:06:13
  • US revives drill with S.Korea, ups efforts to disturb region; 'flexing muscles shows its adventurism'

    South Korea and the US officially kicked off the biggest joint military drills in years on Monday, which include an array of contingency drills and involve thousands of troops, attempting to send a strong message of deterrent to North Korea. While some observers do not believe that the ongoing show of force specifically targets China amid rising tension in the Taiwan Straits, it indeed showed that the US - the biggest disruptor of the world's stability today - is ramping up efforts in escalating tension in the Korean Peninsula in order to strengthen its leadership among its allies and increasingly preparing to interfere militarily in affairs in the Northeast Asian and West Pacific regions.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Xuanzun | 2022/8/22 21:51:06
  • Six former staff of infamous Apple Daily to plead guilty; 'little time left' for diehard secessionists like Jimmy Lai

    Six former employees of Hong Kong's secessionist media Apple Daily are going to plead guilty on the charge of violating the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong, according to the court's hearing on Monday. They faced charges of colluding with foreign forces to jeopardize national security, as well as printing, publishing, distributing, displaying, or copying inflammatory publications.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/22 21:31:51
  • Berlin warned against joining anti-China alliance at its own expense

    Some major German media outlets have voiced concern over the German Air Force participating in Exercise Pitch Black for the first time. They warned that Berlin is joining an anti-China alliance in the Indo-Pacific, which in the long term will affect its trade relations with Beijing.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/21 22:46:47
  • Dozens of anti-China figures including Benny Tai and Joshua Wong plead guilty, sending deterrent to secessionists

    Dozens of anti-China political figures involved in the notorious "35-plus" political strategy in 2020 including Benny Tai Yiu-ting and Joshua Wong Chi-fung pleaded guilty to "conspiracy to subvert state power" on Thursday and the case will be handed over to Hong Kong High Court for sentencing.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/18 12:38:02
  • Yoon proposes aid-for-denuclearization plan with 'some good faith,' but US remains 'a major factor' of influence

    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol vowed to provide aid projects to North Korea if Pyongyang shows firm commitment to denuclearization, saying dialogue should not be a political show, South Korea media said. Chinese experts believe that the South Korean leader underscored some "good faith" in handling the matter, but the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is in fact a matter of security and the US remains a major factor of influence in the matter.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/8/17 23:44:01
  • Non-jury trial for national security case to ensure a fair trial: HK Department of Justice

    In response to some media reports saying that the Hong Kong Department of Justice has ordered a non-jury trial for dozens of suspects who have been charged with conspiring to subvert state power, the department said on Wednesday that the decision of whether the jury is needed is based on provisions of the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/17 23:06:17
  • Top office expands list of diehard Taiwan separatists, announces punitive measures 'to make them feel the pain'

    China's top office on Taiwan affairs announced on Tuesdayn ew punitive measures on diehard "Taiwan independence" separatists including banning them and their family members from entering the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao SARs, and restricting their affiliated institutions from cooperating with relevant organizations and individuals on the mainland. It also included seven new diehard separatists into the mainland's list, who will also face punishment for their egregious deeds in advocating the "Taiwan independence."

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/8/16 20:11:23
  • Top office on Taiwan affairs announces sanctions on diehard separatists, adding more political figures into the list

    The Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on Tuesday announced sanctions on "Taiwan independence" diehards on Chinese mainland's list, adding more political figures such as Bi-khim Hsiao and Koo Li-hsiung into the list of diehard separatists and imposed punitive measures on individuals such as Su Tseng-chang, You Si-kun and Joseph Wu.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/16 10:06:08
  • Kissinger warns Biden administration against changing Taiwan status quo

    Henry Kissinger, the veteran US diplomat, sent out a fresh warning to the Biden administration amid rising tensions in the Taiwan Straits, saying he sees today's world as verging on a dangerous disequilibrium and calling careful actions. Yet the White House continued shifting the blame to China over the consequences of the provocative trip of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan island, ignoring the growing voices of far-sighted politicians and observers in the US who opposed the trip. Chinese experts believe that today's US government, which lacks political wisdom and strategic insight, is becoming a great uncertainty to the world.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/15 0:14:16
  • Chinese, Indian observers underscore rebuilding trust as divergences remain despite positive signals in ties

    With some positive signals emerging in China-India relations, which have encountered severe difficulties following the border dispute since 2020, both Chinese and Indian observers have acknowledged the importance of rebuilding trust between the two countries, especially when the two sides continued working together in multilateral organizations such as the BRICS and SCO. Still, differences remain in areas such as how to view the border dispute within the bilateral relationship, and how to peacefully coexist in the Indian Ocean. "I believe that India has taken a very practical approach to our relations with China. But at the same time, I think none of us have any doubt that there is a lack of trust between two countries, which needs to be repaired, and that can only be done slowly over a period of time, with conversations like this, but also extending to governments," Gautam Bambawale, former ambassador of India to China, said during an online video event on Wednesday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/10 21:29:26
  • US-led G7 repeats playbook of stirring tension, framing China over Straits tension; Pelosi's mess prompts US media to explain why one-China policy matters

    With the highly provocative visit of a high-ranking US official to Taiwan being under the spotlight for the past week, the US-led West's wrestling with China has been shifting from preventing a regional military conflict to pressuring China on the global stage by accusing it of causing the rising cross-Straits tensions, like the US always does in confusing right and wrong. As a puppet of the US, the G7 censured Beijing's legitimate defense and response to Washington's serious provocation, reflecting its hypocrisy, duplicity and ugliness.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/8/4 22:35:11
  • US bears full responsibility for all consequences of Pelosi's Taiwan visit, China warns

    As the world closely watched the potential visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan reportedly on Tuesday evening that is widely described as provocative and dangerous, the Biden administration gave more chicanery in distancing itself by stressing it was her personal choice and continued hollowing out the one-China principle that serves as the foundation of China-US relations. Chinese officials and experts warned that all the consequences of this highly dangerous and provocative move will be born by Washington, and such visit will also forever change the cross-Straits situation and deliver a destructive impact on the already-difficult China-US relations.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/8/2 19:58:51
  • China, Central Asian countries enhance strategic partnership, boost connectivity, economic ties

    Following the consensus reached at the latest Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers' meeting in Tashkent, China and Central Asian countries – Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to enhance their strategic partnerships and build an even closer China-Central Asia community with a shared future, particularly focusing on enhancing connectivity and boosting trade and economic cooperation.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/7/31 21:40:33
  • The 'eccentric, bigoted' Pelosi does not care about others' thoughts, but Biden is the key in the 82-year-old's planned Taiwan trip

    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly kicked off her Asia trip on Friday with a "tentative" itinerary for Taiwan island, and Chinese observers said the key to whether Pelosi would actually visit the island lies with the Biden administration, warning US President Joe Biden to make the right choice from the perspective of national security and the fast-shrinking economy that has fallen into recession.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/29 23:10:44
  • UN human rights report on HK 'full of bias, beyond its scope of authority'

    The latest report from a UN human rights body over the situation in Hong Kong is full of bias, subjectivity and double standards, and it goes beyond the scope of its authority, as it urged that the National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong be repealed, Chinese officials and experts said, following the UN Human Rights Committee's release of a report claiming "grave concerns" over the NSL for Hong Kong.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/28 22:36:54
  • HKSAR govt awards 889 persons including Olympic champion and police officer stabbed in a 'lone-wolf' terrorist attack in 2021

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government unveiled the 2022 Honors List and Justices and the Peace appointments with 889 persons awarded, the highest number since the city's return to the motherland in 1997. The current Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal for his outstanding performance when he served as Secretary for Security.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/28 7:21:15
  • Cities cancel summer Matsuri amid controversial Japan-related incident

    At least seven cities across the country have canceled the Japanese festivals known as Matsuri. While the majority of the Chinese public retains an open attitude toward Japanese culture, some recent incidents such as a woman detained in Nanjing for enshrining Japanese war criminals at a local temple and the public debate about people's reaction to the death of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe have made some Japanese-related elements sensational amid deteriorating China-Japan relations. In recent days, a number of exhibition halls and hotels have denied holding Summer Matsuri, especially after one scheduled for Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province, was canceled as a growing number of netizens called for the boycott. The activity A-3×ComicDawn18, which was originally scheduled for July 17, was canceled due to the special location and the special meaning that the festival could convey, which aroused strong dissatisfaction among netizens.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/7/27 23:28:55
  • Hong Kong mulls more measures for convenient return of US-listed mainland firms: Financial Secretary

    As the US' push for "decoupling" with China brings about monumental political risks for US-listed Chinese mainland firms, Hong Kong hopes to adjust some stock market rules to make it more convenient for the return of these companies, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Financial Secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po, said in a recent interview with the Global Times.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/7/26 23:31:14
  • Exclusive: School education in Putonghua necessary in HK, to be realized when conditions are met: HK Education Secretary

    Advancing the school education in Putonghua is very important as the Hong Kong youth would be in a disadvantageous position if they can't speak Putonghua, the common language used nationwide in China, and if some conditions can be met, local schools in Hong Kong should carry on education in Putonghua, Christine Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/7/25 22:11:44
  • White House's concern over Pelosi's visit hints at danger of miscalculation; time to 'test Biden's commitment' made to China

    After the US government received an unprecedentedly strong message from the Chinese side regarding US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned visit to the island of Taiwan, the Biden administration appears to be increasingly concerned that the visit could lead to catastrophic consequences for China-US relations. Although the two top Democratic leaders share the same interest in using Taiwan question to serve their political goals ahead of the midterm elections, they are apparently not on the same page on how to play the Taiwan card.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/24 21:35:49
  • HK Palace Museum receives flood of visitors, to issue booklet on Chinese history

    Since its grand opening on July 3, the Hong Kong Palace Museum has become one of the most popular destinations for local residents, receiving over 60,000 visitors as of Tuesday. The Museum announced that it has cooperated with the local education bureau and will issue a booklet on cultural relics and Chinese history, to be introduced to all Hong Kong secondary schools in the new semester. Titled A Closer Look at Heritage – A Resource Book for Teaching Chinese History, the booklet uses the exhibits of the Hong Kong Palace Museum as the main body of knowledge, complemented by flexible teaching and visiting activities, which are designed to encourage teachers to use cultural relics to promote history learning among young Hong Kong people. In this way, students can better appreciate the richness of Chinese culture and the splendor of Chinese civilization, and embrace national sentiment toward the country, spokesperson of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's Education Bureau told the Global Times on Tuesday.

    By Fan Anqi and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/19 21:19:48
  • Anyone who dares to assume anti-China stance and instigate riots in SARs will be severely punished: top official on Hong Kong affairs

    Anyone who dares to challenge the bottom-line of the “one country, two systems”, to and assume an anti-China stance and instigate riots in Hong Kong and in Macao will be severely punished, Xia o Baolong, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, told said at a panel discussion in studying Chinese President Xi Jinping's latest speech in Hong Kong on Monday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/18 15:30:53
  • Patriotic Education Center launched in Hong Kong as youth education tops agenda of SAR govt

    The Patriotic Education Center established by the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers – the largest teachers union in the city – was officially launched on Saturday with the aim of promoting patriotic and national security education. Industry representatives said pushing forward the patriotic education tops the agenda of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government with more measures expected to be rolled out.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/17 17:51:05
  • HK relieved to bid farewell to US consul Hanscom Smith, a 'Chris Patten-like politician' who failed his subversion mission

    Twenty-five years ago, the last British governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten bid a tearful farewell at the handover ceremony after his attempt to turn Hong Kong into a semi-independent political entity failed. Now, amid what observers call a "second return" of Hong Kong with the implementation of the national security law for the city and the improved electoral system, US Consul General in Hong Kong Hanscom Smith is leaving the city "ignominiously" after a failed attempt of interference and subversion, Hong Kong observers said.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/12 22:17:04
  • Canberra called on to show rationality, political wisdom to reset China ties after FMs' meeting

    Ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) where Pacific leaders, pushed by Australia, are expected to discuss China's influence in the region, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi pointed out the root cause for the deteriorating relationship between Beijing and Canberra and proposed a four-point suggestion to improve ties, as well as exchanged views on the affairs concerning Pacific region cooperation.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/11 0:03:16
  • Chinese FM lays out three points of concern on Ukraine crisis

    Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi laid out three points of concern for the Ukraine crisis during a meeting with India's foreign minister on Thursday, which was followed by a meeting with Russian diplomats during the ongoing G20 foreign ministers' meeting.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/7 23:36:09
  • US to push Ukraine agenda but 'G20 FMs not to be misled'

    While the Ukraine crisis is anticipated to top the agenda during the upcoming G20 (Group of 20) foreign ministers' meeting to be held from Thursday to Friday, the US plans to pressure many of the world's largest economies to take a tougher stance toward Russia and China while these largest economies are supposed to discuss economic issues

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/7/7 0:53:55
  • New CE of HKSAR to focus on epidemic work, housing woes as first meetings begin

    ​Ahead of the first Executive Council meeting held by the sixth-term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, John Lee Ka-chiu, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR government, along with the 16 senior unofficial members, met the press, vowing to work on issues such as shortening the quarantine period for arrivals and accelerating the supply of public housing.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/5 11:54:03
  • US, Russian envoys clash over Ukraine crisis at Beijing forum as Chinese experts call on major powers to control 'spillover effect'

    Russian and Western diplomats clashed over the Russia-Ukraine conflict at a forum in Beijing on Monday, as Russia's Ambassador to China Andrey Ivanovich Denisov pushed back against a claim made the US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns that Russia's military operations in Ukraine posed the biggest threat to the current world order.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/7/4 22:54:01
  • Independence Day overshadowed by inflation, public anger over incompetence of Biden administration

    Planned protests over the Roe v. Wade decision, canceled fireworks in cities due to shortages of staff and supplies and unprecedented high costs for July 4 cookouts… all these cast a cloud over this year's Independence Day in the US due to deepened divisions in American society, economic woes and major failures in the Biden administration. While a latest survey found that more than 70 percent of Americans do not want Biden to run for a second term, Chinese experts believe the cascading crisis that the Biden administration faces has been escalating, casting a shadow over the upcoming mid-term elections and risking dragging US society into a prolonged chaos and recession.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/3 22:07:25
  • HK's 'hardline' new chief vows inclusive, vibrant city, expected to firmly heed Xi's 4-point expectations

    Wearing the tie his wife fixed for him a few hours ago, John Lee Ka-chiu in a firm yet humble manner was sworn in as Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday morning, also marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. He vowed to build a more caring and inclusive Hong Kong filled with vibrancy, hope and development opportunities for all Hong Kong families in the next five years, as the city is advancing from good governance to prosperity.

    By Zhang Hui and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/1 21:46:21
  • Xi marks HKSAR's 25th anniversary, points clear future of city as 'no need to change a good system'

    A joyful and exciting sentiment was widely shared on Friday not only in Hong Kong, despite the wind and rain, but also in the Chinese mainland and beyond the country on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the city's return to the motherland. Hong Kong is embarking on a new journey of transition from chaos to being well governed, and to prosperity. Local officials and observers said the city has entered its best time.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/7/1 20:58:22
  • 'Not qualified to comment on a prosperous, stable and united HK,' Foreign Ministry slams Blinken, Johnson's 'outdated colonial' remarks

    The US and the UK have faced strong opposition from China after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made rude and wrong remarks on China over the Hong Kong affairs hours before a jubilant and cheerful 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

    By Wang Qi and Chen Qingqing | 2022/7/1 16:58:29
  • John Lee sworn in as HKSAR new chief executive, vows to build a dynamic, harmonious city full of opportunities

    The sixth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee Ka-chiu and the principal officials of the new-term government took their oaths of office at an inaugural ceremony on Friday, which also marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/7/1 13:09:14
  • Three years on, 'Pearl of Orient' returns, well guarded by NSL

    Looking south from the observation deck of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, a panoramic view of the Hong Kong Island complex opposite Victoria Harbor provides a perfect place for young people to film a vlog. Nearby, on a large green space, many Hong Kong residents were enjoying the sunshine. When the Global Times reporter shot a video of those scenes, a few birds' calls in the peaceful environment was particularly clear and pleasant, which touched the people's hearts.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Hong Kong and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2022/6/30 23:28:26
  • President Xi's visit to Hong Kong underscores trust, confidence

    Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong by train on Thursday afternoon, launching his visit to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the city's return to the motherland.

    By Chen Qingqing and Leng Shumei | 2022/6/30 15:24:04
  • From chaos to governance: HKPF witnesses city's transition

    Inside the New Territories south regional headquarters of the Hong Kong Police Force, a statue of Guan Yu, a general during China's late Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) who was known for his bravery and skill in battle, stands at one corner of the headquarters' canteen: the spirit of Guan happens to coincide with Hong Kong police's motto - Serving Hong Kong with Honor, Duty and Loyalty.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Hong Kong, Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui in Beijing | 2022/6/29 22:20:18
  • Hong Kong's achievements are backed by the motherland's overall strength: first LegCo president

    Over the past 25 years, the country has been treating Hong Kong very well, but some in Hong Kong do not feel grateful for that, and now they have to understand it and be grateful for the care shown by 1.4 billion compatriots, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the president of the first-term Legislative Council after the city returned to the motherland, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview. Over the past years, Hong Kong made achievements not by itself but they are backed by the country's overall strength, she said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/6/29 19:39:36
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong to walk on its own democratic path: veteran HK lawmaker

    Hong Kong has to walk on a path of democracy that fits its own, and the essence of the universal suffrage in the election of the Legislative Council (LegCo) and a Chief Executive is a procedural matter of how a governing team generates. While the democracy has multiple aspects, it is not just a question of how the leadership arises but to the general public, any political system needs to fix economic and livelihood issues that people concern the most, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the chairperson of the New People's Party, who was also appointed recently as convener of the Executive Council (ExCo) meeting of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/6/29 18:03:30
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong has all-weather, cross-market mechanism to deal with sanctions, speculation: Financial Secretary

    On the day marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, some officials of the sixth-term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government will be sworn in. Recently, the State Council approved the list of key officials proposed by the sixth-term chief executive of the HKSAR government, and veteran official Paul Chan Mo-po will continue serving as Financial Secretary.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhao Juecheng | 2022/6/27 22:24:13
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong still faces threats, to push Article 23 legislation for national security: Secretary of Security

    On the day marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, some officials of the sixth-term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government will be sworn in. Recently, China's State Council approved the list of key officials proposed by the sixth-term chief executive of the HKSAR government, and veteran official Chris Tang Ping-keung will continue serving as Secretary for Security.

    By Chen Qingqing and Fan Lingzhi | 2022/6/27 22:19:08
  • British film producer lauded for 'unbiased' documentaries on HK

    Malcolm Clarke, a two-time Oscar winner for best short documentary and a 16-time Emmy winner, has made a series of documentaries on the year of social turmoil in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in 2019, triggered by the anti-extradition movement. These documentaries, in sharp contrast to the mainstream narrative about Hong Kong in the West, have won applause from netizens and observers in the city for presenting what happened three years ago with an unbiased perspective. In a new interview with Hong Kong media outlet hk01.com, Clarke said that he was angry and disappointed at the biased coverage of the movement in the Western narrative about the chaos. The site started to air the documentaries Hong Kong Returns starting on Thursday, featuring 10 episodes focusing on different scenarios during the social turmoil in 2019. The UK director, who used to work at the BBC, said that the movement was simplified by European and US media outlets, which described it as “a group of courageous young people seeking democracy against an authoritarian China.”

    By Xu Yelu and Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/26 21:48:14
  • Xi to attend meeting marking 25th anniversary of HK's return to motherland, 'charting city's future course of devt'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a meeting marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and will also attend the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/25 9:10:43
  • Exclusive: BRICS cooperation 'not an exclusive club' but with practical measures in addressing challenges: South African ambassador to China

    Siyabonga Cwele, Ambassador of South Africa to China, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview ahead of the 14th BRICS Summit, which is held virtually this week, that BRICS is a significant force in terms of helping the global community deal with the current challenges.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/6/23 21:09:21
  • Veteran official Regina Ip appointed as convener of HK Exco meeting, sees 'reopening borders' as urgent task

    The Office of the Chief Executive-elect was unveiled on Wednesday together with the list of the new Executive Council (Exco) meeting members, and among 16 non-official members, nine will continue serve the position and Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the chairperson of the New People's Party, will serve as the convener of the meeting. The nomination is expected to take effect from July 1.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/22 19:18:26
  • Performing PLA-style foot drills underscores HKPF's spirit in new era

    As the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s return to the motherland approaches, officers at the Hong Kong Police College in Wong Chuk Hang are practicing the Chinese-style foot drills of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). People familiar with the matter believed that their smooth movements in a decisive manner fully underscored the spirit of the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) in the new era.

    By Fan Lingzhi in Hong Kong and Chen Qingqing in Beijing | 2022/6/21 21:30:02
  • Hong Kong residents lament iconic Jumbo Kingdom sinking, calling it 'an end of an era'

    Hong Kong residents lamented that one of its most iconic landmarks, the Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized in the South China Sea on Monday night, and some of them said it indeed marked “the end of an era.”

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/21 11:02:44
  • State Council appoints 'diversified team' with loyalty, professionalism for new HKSAR govt

    The State Council, China's cabinet, approved the list of key officials proposed by the six-term chief executive for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday. By forming a new team with some new faces, the new government is expected to unveil a new chapter for Hong Kong on the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/19 10:55:48
  • Exclusive: Including 'HK never been a colony' in textbooks corrects flawed thinking

    "Hong Kong has never been a colony of Britain," this truth is being introduced into the new Citizenship and Social Development (Citizenship) textbooks in Hong Kong, setting right people's understanding of the region and correcting some long-held flawed thinking in the city's education system, with the aim of respecting our history, former Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) president and veteran councilor for the education sector Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Friday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/6/17 14:20:10
  • Russia, China seek new growth momentum at key economic forum amid US hegemony

    With the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), hailed as the "Russian Davos", beginning on Wednesday, Russia-China cooperation under the theme "New opportunities in a new world" came under the spotlight, as, the Kremlin's interests appeared to shift toward the East in the face of mounting Western sanctions and pressure.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/6/17 1:11:51
  • Update: Yang-Sullivan meeting draws bottom line for US

    The latest Yang-Sullivan meeting, which came after US President's Asia trip that was widely seen as Washington's concrete efforts of building an ideology-driven small clique in containing China and was held before the upcoming NATO meeting, delivered an important message to Washington that it should quickly, effectively and concretely adjust its wrong and extreme China policy to avoid strategic miscalculations, Chinese experts said.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/6/14 12:54:09
  • Opening new US Wuhan consulate office hardly corrects its negative policy toward China

    While US ambassador to China revealed that the US will open a new office for its Consulate General in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, in September, experts on China-US relations hardly see it as a big step for the improvement of bilateral ties, considering Washington's series of immature moves in diplomacy toward China over the past two years.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/13 17:52:50
  • Japan upping ante on Taiwan question, NATO expansion causes concern in Asia-Pacific

    Japan has continued walking down a dangerous path as a former Japanese prime minister recently urged allies to "force China to give up seizing the island of Taiwan" and its current prime minister is reportedly preparing to attend NATO summit amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis later this month, a move that is seen as to help NATO's expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. Experts warned that, as Tokyo constantly plays with fire over the Taiwan question, those reckless tactics could lead to severe consequences beyond damaging China-Japan relations, escalating confrontation and causing instability in the region, and Asian countries should remain vigilant over Japan reviving militarism.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/6/6 20:57:56
  • What we do in Pacific Islands is building road and bridge, not increasing military presence: Chinese Foreign Minister

    Nearly half a century of exchanges between China and the Pacific Island countries have proven that the exchanges have not and will not affect regional security and stability in the future, we focus on economic development and care about the improvement of people's standard of living, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his counterpart from Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) via video link on Thursday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/6/2 23:27:07
  • New Zealand parrots anti-China rhetoric as US exerts greater pressure on S.Pacific with empty talk of assistance

    Following a meeting between US President Joe Biden and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who highlighted the so-called "shared concern" over China's influence in the South Pacific, the two sides released a 3,000-word joint statement on Wednesday, reiterating Washington's commitment to the region, which, however, reflects the US' anxiety of fixing its perceived "backyard" and is seen as full of empty promises as the US only treats Pacific countries as bait for serving its own political goals.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/6/1 21:26:31
  • Xi voices 'full trust' for HK new chief, hopes city govt to unveil new changes

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met John Lee Ka-chiu, the newly appointed sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday in Beijing, during which he praised Lee for his patriotism and contributions for safeguarding national security and Hong Kong' s stability and assured that Lee has the full trust from the central government. The Chinese top leader also stresses the central government's resolve of unswervingly implementing the "one country, two systems" and that the city's new electoral system must be treasured and upheld, hoping that the new HKSAR government can unveil new new chapter for the city's development.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Keyue | 2022/5/30 23:10:43
  • Beijing, Shanghai walk out of shadow of Omicron

    Beijing and Shanghai, China's two megacities, are gradually walking out of the shadow of Omicron outbreaks, providing valuable experiences for the country in carrying out the dynamic zero-COVID strategy that once again proves to be the most effective approach in containing the highly contagious virus at the minimum costs to the economy and people's life.

    By Chen Qingqing and Liu Caiyu | 2022/5/29 21:07:04
  • HK police to perform Chinese-style foot drills starting July 1, a removal of British 'colonial overtones'

    From July 1, 2022, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) will officially abandon British-style foot drills and perform Chinese-style foot drills of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). On that day, Hong Kong will hold a major commemorative event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland.

    By Cui Fandi and Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/26 21:28:05
  • CNN admits mistake in misreporting 'Chinese delegation's reaction to Zelensky's speech

    After Chinese Foreign Ministry urged on Wednesday a US lawmaker to make a correction after he mistakenly told CNN that the “Chinese delegation” did not applaud Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech at the World Economic Forum (WFF) in Davos and walked out, CNN said in an email to the Global Times on Thursday that it had made a clarification on air on Tuesday, saying that CNN has confirmed that delegation was not from China.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/26 10:45:32
  • Texas mass shooting exposes US system failure

    The deadly shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday which killed 21 people has shocked not only the US but also the world. It was the deadliest shooting at a US grade school since the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 and it came just 10 days after the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, that claimed 10 lives.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/5/25 21:51:43
  • Albanese's diplomatic debut at Quad meeting signals Australian new leader 'not out of shadow' of Morrison

    The new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met separately with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday on the sideline of the Quad summit, affirming a strong partnership and emphasizing regional security and cooperation under the AUKUS alliance. Experts who tried to find positive signals viewed Albanese's diplomatic debut as a show under his predecessor Scott Morrison's shadow because distinct foreign policy can't come overnight, especially when it comes to the political correctness of "putting the Australia-US alliance first" he has to follow.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/24 21:33:46
  • WHA rejects Taiwan's bid for 6th consecutive year as political tricks to challenge one-China principle are doomed to failure

    With no suspense, the World Health Assembly (WHA) - the decision-making body of the WHO - rejected the proposal of inviting the island of Taiwan to the WHA as an observer for the sixth consecutive year, as any ill-intentioned attempt to use the occasion to deceive the international community and play political tricks to challenge the one-China principle will end up in vain.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/23 20:56:59
  • Quad summit tests new Aussie PM's political wisdom

    Shortly after Australia's Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese is sworn in on Monday, the country's new prime minister will head for Japan for a Quad summit where he will “renew” his acquaintance with US President Joe Biden and meet other leaders of the group including the Indian and Japanese prime ministers.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/5/22 21:09:03
  • China refutes West's irresponsible remarks on arrest of HK cardinal in the case of funding rioters

    Chinese officials, legal experts and lawmakers refuted the remarks made by the US, Canada and the EU concerning the latest law enforcement activities in Hong Kong, after the Hong Kong police on Wednesday night arrested four trustees of the "612 Humanitarian Relief Fund" including former bishop Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and singer Denise Ho Wan-see who actively supported the black-clad riot in the city in 2019.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Hui | 2022/5/12 18:02:20
  • US eyes China containment at upcoming ASEAN summit, but regional countries want to stay away from US-China rivalry: experts

    As leaders from Southeast Asian countries arrived in Washington on Wednesday ahead of the US-ASEAN summit, they are scheduled to meet US officials and business leaders on Thursday ahead of the meeting with US President Joe Biden, during which the Ukraine crisis, Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and the influence of China are expected to be in focus.

    By Chen Qingqing and Xu Yelu | 2022/5/11 21:31:51
  • Singapore tops level of interest, affection of Chinese public for ASEAN

    While the Chinese public shares high interest in ASEAN members, Singapore has become the country that attracted them the most, according to a recent survey jointly conducted by the Global Times Research Center and Centre for Chinese Foreign Strategy Studies, Renmin University of China.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/5/10 23:15:39
  • US 'biggest disruptor' of China-ASEAN ties, with the South China Sea question in focus: GT survey

    While over 75 percent of the respondents hold a positive view toward the future development of China-ASEAN ties, as the latest survey jointly conducted by the Global Times Research Center and Centre for Chinese Foreign Strategy Studies, Renmin University of China showed, the question of the South China Sea has become a major focus of China-ASEAN ties, which has been hyped and manipulated by countries like the US and Japan in stirring conflicts between China and ASEAN.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/5/10 23:01:22
  • GT investigates: Nine out of 10 Chinese see friendly China-ASEAN ties

    While China-related topic is expected to dominate the upcoming US-ASEAN summit, a recent survey showed that nearly 80 percent of Chinese respondents said the US is the biggest disruptor of the sound relations between China and ASEAN members but about 90 percent considered the China-ASEAN ties as friendly and over 75 percent hold a positive attitude toward their future.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/5/10 22:44:42
  • Hong Kong CE-elect discusses tasks for transition, successful election plunges West into hysteria, fury

    The day after John Lee Ka-chiu won the Hong Kong chief executive (CE) election on Sunday with the highest votes, he met with incumbent CE Carrie Lam, President of the Legislative Council Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen and Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Andrew Cheung Kui-nung before paying a visit to the four central government offices in Hong Kong on Monday afternoon.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/9 20:17:04
  • Beijing races against time in combating COVID-19 with new rounds of testing

    Beijing continued to tighten control over the latest COVID-19 flare-up, after more local infections were reported in the city, in particular, a bank in Shunyi district reported cluster infections that involved 21 cases in six districts on Monday.

    By Chen Qingqing and Wan Hengyi | 2022/5/9 19:48:26
  • With highest level of support, John Lee set to open new chapter for Hong Kong

    After about three hours of voting and vote counting, the former Chief Secretary for Hong Kong and former Security Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu, who is also the sole candidate in the Chief Executive Election, gained 99.16 percent supporting votes, becoming the new leader and he is expected to usher Hong Kong into a new chapter of development, after it had been heavily impacted by social turmoil and the COVID-19 epidemic.

    By Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi | 2022/5/8 21:59:40
  • John Lee elected as sixth-term Chief Executive of HKSAR with 99.16% supportive votes

    By securing 99.16 percent supportive votes from the Election Committee members who cast their votes on Sunday, the sole candidate John Lee Ka-chiu was elected as the sixth-term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/8 12:33:43
  • US urged to learn lesson from Ukraine crisis: Chinese vice foreign minister

    Major countries should set an example for others by following the international rules rather than being “exceptions” and the US should learn a lesson from the Russia-Ukraine crisis as it assumes the main responsibility for the security of Europe, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told a think tank panel on Friday. There are three major aspects of the lesson – the Cold War mentality should be abandoned, unilateral sanctions have to be dropped and a proxy war should not be launched, he said.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/7 1:13:42
  • HK expects solidarity, effective governance as chief executive election to kick off on Sunday

    In two days, 1,461 Election Committee members in Hong Kong are expected to cast their votes at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai as the sole candidate John Lee Ka-chiu is aiming for the city's top job.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/5/6 22:24:41
  • John Lee delivers policy platform, highlighting governance efficiency, housing support, and HK youth future

    John Lee Ka-chiu, the candidate for the upcoming election for Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, unveiled his policy platform on Friday, focusing on strengthening local governance, fixing housing woes, enhancing the overall competitiveness of the city and building a caring society for young people.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/29 18:39:37
  • Xi chairs CPC top leadership meeting, stressing economic stability

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to analyze the current economic situation. The meeting stressed coordination of anti-epidemic work and economic development, and urged officials at all-levels to take responsibility in guarding against all kinds of "black swan" and "grey rhino" events amid risks linked to epidemic flare-ups and the Ukraine crisis.

    By Chen Qingqing and Qi Xijia | 2022/4/29 12:50:51
  • EU, US adjust COVID response, refusing to say 'pandemic is over'

    As the EU and the US are moving ahead with their adjusted responses to COVID-19 despite avoiding saying that "the pandemic is over" after warnings from the World Health Organization (WHO), countries, including China, must be prepared for increased risks of the virus spreading and mutating rapidly, as Western countries plan to scale down their anti-epidemic efforts and relax travel restrictions, Chinese experts warned on Thursday.

    By Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/28 22:40:29
  • Bezos' China conspiracy theory after Musk's Twitter buyout just 'sour grapes'

    In response to some reports' hype of China's influence following Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said it was just “guessing” without any factual basis. While Musk described himself as a “free speech absolutist,” some Chinese observers, who have been tagged as “China state-affiliated media” on Twitter, are calling on the platform to stop throwing labels around as the first step if Musk really values freedom of speech. Otherwise, it's just another example of playing double standards. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, asked on Twitter if Musk's $44 billion cash deal to purchase Twitter would give China “a little bit of leverage over town square,” Reuters reported on Tuesday. The report said it was unclear what this deal means for Twitter's China content policy, given that Musk's Tesla depends heavily on China to produce and sell its vehicles.

    By Chen Qingqing and Zhang Changyue | 2022/4/26 23:13:30
  • Macron's victory a 'relief' for EU and US, for now

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron for winning reelection. Xi gave high credit to the development of bilateral relations in the past five years under Macron's governance, and stressed the stable development of ties has grown more prominent amid the increasingly complicated international atmosphere.

    By Zhao Yusha and Chen Qingqing | 2022/4/25 21:39:20
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