For Britain in the post-Brexit era, it needs to proactively win China's support. The UK must maintain a delicate diplomatic balance with different major countries otherwise it will be dragged into a dilemma. The UK, unlike Australia, may not completely tilt toward the US.
Earlier in May, the Asia Society of Southern California hosted an event called "Standing Against Racism in the Time of COVID." This was done to fight back against a rising wave of anti-Asian verbal and physical assaults in the US.
"Sino-American relations are clearly the worst they have been" since former US president Richard Nixon reached out to top Chinese leaders in the early 1970s, said Charles W. Freeman Jr., a former senior US diplomat who has witnessed the establishment and development of China-US diplomatic relations.
He believes there are limits on how far the so-called China-US decoupling can go. However, the current bilateral antagonism will take decades to repair.
COVID-19 is rapidly emerging as a soft power touchstone for global diplomacy.
These forces in the West therefore have altered course to sanction China in an attempt to hinder the country's development.
Today, the irony is that the very countries that once championed free trade and the international arrangements that make free trade possible are closing up borders and raising obstacles to the free flow of goods and services.
It is high time that leaders of Africa revisited their political constructions, and formulate one that is underpinned by ideologies and development-oriented policies, like the CPC does.
The HKSAR is a legal and sovereign component of China, with its Basic Law constitution (and specified autonomies) that are willed by the NPC, which issues such formal powers as China's central legislative body. Hong Kong has designated autonomy, but it is not something "independent" of China. It is legally and constitutionally part of China.
We must dispel the fears of some people that Chinese society may become more conservative as a result of the growing rivalry between China and the US. While strengthening cohesion, we should create more conditions conducive to increasing the vitality of our society. This is one of the key directions to improve social confidence, and it is especially important to unite the intellectuals.
China's tough diplomacy against provocations is a reasonable response to defend national interests. How can such a diplomacy be regarded as “wolf warrior” diplomacy? If China's diplomacy is “wolf warrior” diplomacy, then what should US diplomacy be called? Perhaps “lion roar” diplomacy.
History shouldn't be written based on US politicians' lies. China has been left with no other options but to fight back. Since April, almost all Chinese media outlets fired a battle against the US government, especially against Pompeo, the true culprit of the decline of China-US ties. The scold war, a contest of truth and historical morality, is raging on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Fukuyama's view represents the way many US and Western elites view China. On the one hand, they are concerned about the success of China's model and they always tend to have a critical attitude toward the Chinese system. On the other, they aim at changing the Chinese system and turning China into a so-called liberal and democratic country in the Western sense. When they find they cannot change China and China is developing rapidly with its own model, they fall into a collective anxiety and thus regard China as an ideological enemy.
China no longer needs to remain fixated on chasing short-term quantitative targets at all costs. Lo and behold, within half a decade, such a "new normal" growth has, among others, prompted China to engage in more research and development. It now leads the world in 5G information technology, electronic commerce and artificial intelligence, which are all essential elements in the explosive growth of the not so distant future.
The central government's push to introduce new national security laws in Hong Kong shows its strong determination to solve the long-term woes in the special administrative region. The legislation shows that the central government has shouldered the responsibility to maintain Hong Kong's order and safeguard China's national security after the months-long violent protests almost put the city at the edge of a cliff.
As China-US tensions heighten alongside the coronavirus pandemic, a report to US Congress released by the White House on Wednesday lays out the Trump administration's approach for China. The report, titled "United States Strategic Approach to The People's Republic of China", claims that previous hopes for a "fundamental economic and political opening" in China have failed and calls for the continuation of a whole-of-government approach toward China. How to interpret US strategic intentions behind the report? How should China cope with competitive or even hostile relations with the US? The Global Times talked with two experts to gain their opinions.
In recent days, the US has been playing its cards on the Taiwan question, constantly pushing the bottom line of its Taiwan policy and China-US relations. There are three levels of breakthroughs in the Taiwan-related actions of the US. The first is to continue to break through the "unofficial relations" between the US and the island of Taiwan since 1979. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly congratulated Tsai Ing-wen on her second term, calling her "President". The move was no less provocative than Trump's phone call with her in late 2016.
The US is also increasing its defense budget, but it has not helped the country rein in the COVID-19 epidemic. War, instead of protecting the safety of American people, is the main goal of the US military. While in China, the Chinese military aims at protecting Chinese people and safeguarding their lives.
Since it is impossible to deny the current tensions amongst the major powers in Europe and between the US and China, key questions must be addressed.