Australia, China should find new ways to put their ties back on track

(JIN DING / CHINA DAILY) The Monday video meeting between Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell, and his Chinese counterpart Wang Wentao, provides an opportunity for the two countries to take another step toward getting their relations back on track. After decades of pragmatic cooperation, the last few years saw a series of misunderstandings, disputes and […]

A natural partner of BRI

China-Africa ties under Belt and Road framework key to continent’s infrastructure growth (JIN DING / CHINA DAILY) It has been a 33-year-old tradition of China’s foreign ministers making their first overseas trip to Africa at the beginning of every new year. Accordingly, this year, too, China upheld the tradition, with newly appointed Foreign Minister Qin […]

Sino-German cooperation pragmatic

The first overseas plant of Chinese power battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology in Thuringia, Germany, which started the mass production of lithium-ion battery cells as scheduled recently, serves as a good example of the pragmatic cooperation between China and Germany. The 14 gigawatt-hour plant, with an investment of 1.8 billion euros ($1.96 billion), is currently […]

Grave global challenges

Nations need help to tackle climate change, food and energy crises in post-pandemic era (JIN DING / CHINA DAILY) The current challenges facing emerging markets and developing countries should be viewed in the context of the global economic landscape.  The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict have driven up energy and food prices, disrupted […]

Continued diplomatic tradition shows China-Africa bond of brotherhood

The ongoing visit of Foreign Minister Qin Gang to Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin, Egypt, the African Union headquarters and the League of Arab States headquarters from Monday to Jan 16 represents the 33rd consecutive year that Africa has been the destination for the Chinese foreign ministers' first overseas trip of the year. This diplomatic tradition […]

Stronger China-Brazil relations have rich connotations, broad prospects

The presence of Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan, as a special representative of Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the inauguration ceremony of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brasilia on Sunday speaks volumes about the great significance China attaches to relations with Brazil. In the congratulatory message he sent, President Xi expressed China's willingness […]

Responsible initiatives in contrast to West’s exploitations

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held in October demonstrated the viability, legitimacy and sustainability of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the socialist market economy, which the Party has established to promote economic development and realize the country's modernization for the benefit of not only the Chinese people but also people […]

Toward a better world order

Xi’s Saudi trip underlines growing interest in China’s global leadership, discontent with US President Xi Jinping’s recent state visit to Saudi Arabia was much more than seeking a greater Middle East role. It was an “epoch-making” chapter in a rapidly unfolding improving world order. The reasons are tenfold. First, in stark contrast to United States […]

People’s interests above all else

China stands tall on good governance goals and distinctive path toward modernization It is no surprise that the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, held in October, attracted global attention. Positive vibes coursed through the report delivered by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee: Rejuvenation, reform, cooperation and social […]