Opinion

What insights does progress in China-Arab cooperation offer to the world?

The cooperation between China and Arab countries has always been a model in China’s foreign relations, and this model relationship is entering a new historical starting point. The 10th Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum will be held on May 30. President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony together with four Arab heads of state, namely, Bahrain’s …

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Lai’s attempt to seek ‘independence’ will surely face strong counterattack

Lai Ching-te, the Taiwan region’s new leader, has stepped onto the front stage with a radical and adventurous “Taiwan independence” stance in his inauguration speech on May 20. The speech was full of hostility, provocation, lies and deception, releasing dangerous and provocative signals of seeking “Taiwan independence.” It has caused deep concern among the public about the future of the …

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China sharpens response, as US sets date for tariff hikes, pushes EU to follow suit

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Thursday reaffirmed the country’s commitment to green development and slammed “certain countries and regions” mulling to take restrictive measures against Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), in response to reports of a prominent Chinese expert calling for a temporary tariff hike on imported cars with large engines. The remarks marked a sharpened response to the US …

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Whether to follow the US’ tariff policies tests Europe’s strategic autonomy

On May 21, while attending an event in Frankfurt, Germany, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed that “the US and Europe need to respond to China’s industrial overcapacity in a strategic and united way.” She openly urged the EU to intervene urgently to “dampen” China’s growing green technology exports, including solar panels and wind turbines. Given Germany’s staunch opposition to …

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Bashing Xizang urbanization exposes West’s colonialist mind-set

In the eyes of some Western forces, it seems that backwardness and poverty should be the true feature of Southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region. With an ulterior motive of hindering China’s development, they try to project their colonialist past onto today’s China by discrediting China’s urbanization process in Xizang. Through a filthy, biased lens, they fail to see the realistic …

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Provoke once, counter once; the greater the provocation, the stronger the countermeasure

Taiwan’s regional leader Lai Ching-te bears two prominent “labels”: a complete “worker for Taiwan independence” and a thorough “peace disruptor.” These labels were once again reaffirmed in his so-called inaugural speech on May 20. The speech was filled with hostility and provocation, lies and deception. In it, Lai took an even more radical and reckless stance on “Taiwan independence,” vigorously …

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China’s goodwill and patience toward the Philippines are not limitless

After the Philippines repeatedly denied the “Gentleman’s Agreement” and was later refuted by China with solid evidence, Manila has started a new political performance. On Wednesday, around 200 people on board five commercial fishing vessels set off from the Philippines, sailing toward the waters of Huangyan Dao under the banner of “defending rights,” with an expected arrival on Thursday. The …

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US needs to abandon hypocrisy in AI cooperation with China

On Tuesday, China and the US held the first meeting of the intergovernmental dialogue on artificial intelligence (AI) in Geneva, Switzerland. According to information released on a WeChat account run by the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the meeting, both sides recognized that there are opportunities and risks in the …

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Farce of new US tariffs on China this time doesn’t even match the lines: Global Times editorial

On May 14 local time, the Biden administration announced “severe” new tariffs on $18 billion worth of Chinese imports, including Chinese-made steel and aluminum, semiconductors, electric vehicles (EVs), lithium batteries and components, critical minerals, photovoltaic cells, port cranes, and personal protective equipment. Among these, tariffs on imported Chinese EVs will be quadrupled, rising from 25 percent to 100 percent. The …

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Trilateral summit a litmus test for SK’s diplomatic course correction: Global Times editorial

Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Cho Tae-yul will visit China from May 13 to 14, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian announced on Friday. According to Yonhap News Agency, in addition to discussions on the development direction of bilateral relations, supply chain cooperation, Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and other topics, the two sides will also discuss and …

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