China and India must jointly seek climate justice

India's permanent representative to the United Nations, T.S. Tirumurti, delivered a cross-regional joint statement on climate change, themed "Global Net Zero", on behalf of 10 countries, including China, on World Environment Day on June 8. "We need a clear recognition that developing countries will need much longer beyond 2050 to reach Net-Zero given their overarching […]

BRICS must walk the talk

Can the BRICS countries strengthen their cooperation to boost their post-pandemic recovery? They should try, but it is not going to be easy, not least because despite their reasonable time spent now as a group, there is not much evidence that they have ever successfully undertaken collective policy action that has boosted their growth rates.  […]

Expanding BRICS will be positive, constructive

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently floated the idea of “BRICS Plus” to further promote humanity’s common values of peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom among developing countries through unremitting efforts to build a community with a shared future for mankind. BRICS, which comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, […]

Guardrails meaningless if US resorts to its might to enforce its will on others

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's speech at the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday in Singapore once again highlighted the Joe Biden administration's immediate regional objective. Although the US defense chief acknowledged that in today's interwoven world "we're stronger when we find ways to come together", for the US administration that is evidently not a universal […]

Win-win cooperation key to Asia-Pacific

At present, traditional and nontraditional security threats are intertwined, humankind is yet to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic, and the Ukraine crisis is already wreaking havoc. The Cold War mentality is resurfacing, and unilateralism is running rampant, upsetting the international order. Once again the Asia-Pacific region stands at another historical crossroad. In the […]

Nurturing a trade partnership

People attend the Huawei Ethiopia forum, organized in collaboration with Addis Ababa University, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 9, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) China held its biggest shopping promotion for African goods between April 28 and May 12, bringing together 300 e-commerce platforms, over 1 million traders and product portfolios in excess of 100,000 brands. […]

BRI enhances food security

(SONG CHEN / CHINA DAILY) Since its launch, the Belt and Road Initiative has significantly promoted agricultural cooperation between China and other countries and regions involved in the initiative, enhanced their agricultural development and helped strengthen global food security.  But amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the global food supply and demand structure […]

Mother of all sanctions

If we are talking about a sanctioning party or country, as opposed to sanctions imposed on a particular country, the title of "the mother of all sanctions" ought to go to the United States' sanctions. Two-thirds of the 104 sanctions issued worldwide from 1945 to 1990 were unilateral US actions. According to the U.S. President's […]

Neighbors key stabilizers amid turbulence

Demonstrating Beijing's sincere wish to sustain good-neighborly relations, Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan attended the inauguration ceremony of Yoon Suk-yeol, the new president of the Republic of Korea, as a special envoy of President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. Sending a person of such prominence on such a ceremonial mission highlights the importance Beijing attaches to China-ROK […]