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CPPCC wraps up annual session, Chinese modernization in focus

Broad discussions foster solidarity, offer effective suggestions: expert China’s top political advisory body held its closing meeting on Sunday morning. At this year’s two sessions, political advisors engaged in effective and pragmatic discussions on a range of topics, both long-standing and newly emerging ones, including strategies for advancing the development of AI and enhancing employment opportunities. The collaborative efforts of …

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Can Washington be trusted in seeking ‘competition with China, not conflict’?

US President Joe Biden delivered his last State of the Union address of his tenure on Thursday, and in referring to relations with China, he repeated the old refrain that the US wants “competition with China, not conflict.” The lawmakers who applauded, and people worldwide concerned about US-China relations, knew that he was lying. On the surface, the significant shifts …

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Washington politicians once again openly try to rob TikTok

The US has begun a new round of hunting and robbing TikTok. The US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee voted 50-0 on Thursday to pass a legislative proposal, giving Chinese company ByteDance two choices: either divest its ownership of TikTok within 165 days once the law is enacted or have it banned from the major app stores in …

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Hard for Canberra to stand with Manila over S.China Sea issue

The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit was held in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Australia relations. The Philippines, one of the participants, had wanted to use this occasion to hype the South China Sea dispute as it has been deliberately triggering tensions with China in recent months. Prior to the summit, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said …

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WSJ’s ‘China collapse theory’ doomed to collapse yet again

Why shouldn’t people trust The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports on China’s economy? Because if they do, then they are likely to fall into a cognitive trap that often leads to wrong judgment, missing out on the opportunity to benefit from China’s growth dividends. It is no secret that Western media outlets have largely lost the ability to objectively assess …

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China’s top legislature vows rule of law to defend national sovereignty, security

Country will continue improving legislative process in related areas: experts China’s top legislature vowed on Friday to use rule of law to solve disputes involving foreign-related affairs, and will resolutely defend national sovereignty, security, and development interests. Experts believe that defending national safety and sovereignty has increasingly become an important part in pushing for rule of law in China, and …

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Fatal boat incident puts DPP authorities at risk if it is not handled properly

On Tuesday, family members of the victims involved in the February 14 fatal boat incident returned to the Chinese mainland from the Taiwan island feeling disappointed. Despite 15 rounds of consultations, no one from the DPP authorities was willing to take responsibility, or offer an apology to the families of the deceased crew members. The DPP authorities displayed a lack …

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Japan in no position to point fingers at China’s military expenditure

Every year during the two sessions, two key figures attract significant external attention: the GDP growth target and the national defense budget. China’s national defense budget this year is approximately 1.67 trillion yuan ($234.5 billion), with a growth rate of 7.2 percent, maintaining the same pace as the previous year. This marks the ninth consecutive year of single-digit growth in …

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China’s 5% growth target continues to play vital role in world economy

The 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) opened its second session at the Great Hall of the People on Tuesday morning, with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders attending the opening meeting. Premier Li Qiang delivered a government work report at the meeting. The report disclosed major targets for this year’s development, including a GDP growth of around 5 …

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China’s two sessions gather strength for high-quality growth as nation vows development of new productive forces

China’s top political advisory body started its annual session on Monday in Beijing, ushering in an important political season that will highlight new missions to steadily boost high-quality development in a bid to build the country into a great modern socialist country while injecting new impetus into global growth. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the …

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