Cancellation of Quad trip is major setback to US credibility

US President Joe Biden’s decision to pull out of his trip to Australia and Papua New Guinea, ensuing the cancellation of the Quad summit in Sydney, has generated many pricking questions about the sincerity of the American commitment toward this region and its capacity of keeping promises if not diplomatic etiquette. The anticipated Quad summit […]

De-risking is just decoupling in disguise

A man holds a placard at Hiroshima's Funairi Daiichi Park in a protest against the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima, Japan, May 19, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – The US-led Group of Seven ended its three-day gathering on Sunday in Hiroshima, Japan. In the bloc's communique rushed out on Saturday, the G7 leaders […]

DPP’s shrinking global space its own making

Having failed, once again, to get an invitation to attend the 76th World Health Assembly, the Taiwan authorities are acting like a child denied a candy and engaging in international publicity stunts. The diminishing international space for Taiwan under the Democratic Progressive Party administration is not the fault of others, but only a consequence of […]

Religious freedom: HK’s faith protections belie US slurs

“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse,” said Edmund Burke, the Anglo-Irish statesman. The Office of International Religious Freedom (OIRF) is an agency of the US Department of State. Its mandate is to promote universal respect for freedom of religion or belief, such being “a core objective of US foreign policy”. If places […]

Time to treat illness in global health governance

The ongoing 76th World Health Assembly has a catchy theme, "WHO at 75: Saving Lives, Driving Health For All". Yet the annual meeting of the World Health Organization's highest decision-making body in Geneva, Switzerland, this year is less likely to stand out as a defining moment in the history of the WHO. With the world […]

Win-win plans bind China, Central Asia

(SHI YU / CHINA DAILY) The China-Central Asia Summit in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, which concluded on Friday, laid a solid foundation for long-term cooperation among China and the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The summit unveiled a comprehensive plan for collaboration, from building infrastructure to expanding trade, from prioritizing high-quality […]

Tokyo should search its soul for sowing discord

Protesters, holding signs against war, nuclear weapons and the G7, gather in Hiroshima, Japan, on May 14, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA) After Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Sun Weidong summoned Japanese Ambassador to China Hideo Tarumi and lodged solemn representations over the G7 Hiroshima Summit hyping up China-related issues on Sunday, the Japanese embassy issued a readout […]

China-Russia ties nobody’s business but their own

Although some Western countries have expressed their disapproval of Sino-Russian cooperation and seek to distort the economic and trade ties between the two countries as proof that China is supporting Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, this is part and parcel of the "evil empires" guff they are peddling to the gullible. Chinese Foreign Ministry […]

Escalating its tech-trade offensive another self-harming action of US

Shortly after China banned the sale of some chips by US-based Micron Technology citing security concerns, politicians in Washington are seeking to escalate the technology war against the country by threatening to target an even wider range of Chinese high-tech companies. China's cyberspace regulator announced late on Sunday that the US memory chipmaker had failed […]

SuiHub Introduces Solutions, Bringing Together Top Blockchain Mastery to Solve the Most Complex Global Crypto Challenges

Project Exceeded Expectations in Q1 2023 Singapore, May 25, 2023 – (SEAPRWire) – Suihub is proud to announce their new solutions which will bring together top blockchain mastery to solve the most complex global crypto challenges. The global economy continues to show resilience in a challenging international context but there is a project which has […]

The West’s view of China’s political values is flawed

Over the past few years, Western politicians and media have frequently condemned China for its political values, accusing it of being “authoritarian”, “repressive” and “anti-democratic”. There is a deep-seated belief in the West that the only form of government to which countries should aspire is that of liberal democracy. Indeed, the constant proselytizing of Western […]

AUKUS deal: An open letter to Australian govt from concerned scholars

We the undersigned are scholars of the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines with expertise in the following issues. We write this open letter to express our concerns regarding the Australia, United Kingdom, United States (AUKUS) trilateral security agreement. Specifically, our concerns relate to pillar one of the agreement, the joint development with the […]

Cashing on the demographic opportunities

Editor's note: China's rapidly rising aging population is both a challenge and an opportunity. China will take measures to address the aging population issue. Population aging increases the care burdens on families and puts extra pressure on basic public services, but it could also expand consumption of goods and services for the aged, and promote […]

Yichang shows a new way to tackle aging challenge

(JIN DING / CHINA DAILY) Improving the well-being of the elderly people has long been the Chinese government's focus. To do so, the government has also drawn on the experiences of other countries and foreign organizations. The Asia Development Bank has been supporting the development of China's elderly care system. In fact, the ADB has […]

Taipei’s illusion of joining WHA breaks again

Before the ongoing 76th World Health Assembly opened in Geneva on Monday, about 140 member states expressed their objection to Taiwan joining the WHA, of which about 100 issued open statements or sent letters of opposition to the director-general of the World Health Organization. Supported by the United States and some other Western countries, the […]

Tokyo’s deceptive agenda bears watchful eye

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has done a good job in turning the nuclear attack on Hiroshima into a diplomatic resource. Hosting the G7 summit in the city not only provided his Western guests with a platform on which to virtue signal their love for peace, but also one on which to shape Japan's image […]

US trade restrictions may eclipse UAE’s moon plans

Recent reports indicate that the United Arab Emirates’ Rashid 2 rover planned for China’s Chang’e 7 mission to the moon in 2026 has hit an American speed bump. This ambitious mission is merely the next in the impressive Chang’e lunar series. It includes a moon orbiter, a lunar lander, a so-called “hopper” that can move […]

Critics must face facts: Proposed DC reforms are essential

It comes as no surprise to us that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government’s plans to depoliticize the district councils (DCs) and redirect their focus to community-level livelihood issues have not been well-received by critics.  Lo Kin-hei, chairman of the Democratic Party, said the reduction of directly elected council seats was a pity. Paul […]

Hong Kong must enhance TCM primary healthcare services

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government released the Primary Healthcare Blueprint in December 2022, proposing a systematic change in Hong Kong’s healthcare system from a treatment to a prevention orientation. Primary healthcare professionals need to work together to achieve this goal, and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners play a significant role in this. Traditional Chinese […]

Jobs key to tapping grads’ development potential

(MA XUEJING / CHINA DAILY) Life in China has gradually returned to normal after the government eased the strict pandemic prevention and control measures while introducing an array of policies to promote employment and boost the economy. Yet the domestic economic recovery is hampered by the slowdown of the global economy and other challenges. Amid […]

Xi’an summit rebuts Western lies

The just-concluded China-Central Asia Summit, held in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, has elevated China-Central Asian cooperation to new heights. In the 10th year of the Belt and Road Initiative, China and the Central Asian countries have cast their decisive vote to expand cooperation, especially in areas such as new energy and infrastructure development amid the fast-changing […]

Pacific Island countries not US’ geopolitical pawns

The United States has been paying greater attention to the Pacific Island nations as part of the strategy to counter China's rising influence in the region. Among the moves to deepen its relations with the countries in the region are a defense pact with Papua New Guinea, which was signed on Monday. This gives US […]

Federal debt limit a harmful selfish game

Having cut short a trip to Asia to resume talks on raising the US debt ceiling ahead of the US Treasury's June 1 deadline for Congress to authorize more borrowing, US President Joe Biden spoke with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy by phone on his way back to the United States. Biden told reporters that […]