China has to fight pandemic strictly

Medical workers check residents' information with a community staff member in Beicai Town of Shanghai, April 26, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Many people may think that China's dynamic clearing policy to contain the COVID-19 pandemic is "unsustainable" because of the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus. However, it is up […]

B20 ESC Task Force to link performance, SDG targets with policies

JAKARTA, May 27, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate (ESC) Task Force has continued to strengthen steps to produce policy recommendations under the Indonesian G20 Presidency. Chair of the B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate Task Force, Nicke Widyawati, during the 4th Call Meeting of the task force in […]

‘Dynamic zero-COVID’ strategy remains best option for China

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, China has put people’s lives front and center by preventing case imports and domestic rebounds under the dynamic zero policy. In battling different COVID-19 variants, omicron included, China’s approach has proved a success. Dynamic zero requires fast and targeted measures. It is not to pursue zero-COVID infections, but rather to detect […]

UK’s fiery rhetoric delusional

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Liz Truss delivered a highly provocative speech at a recent London event during which she took aim at both Russia and China. The speech sought to frame global politics as a zero-sum ideological struggle. Truss also called for UK and NATO involvement in the Taiwan question. British foreign policy since Brexit […]

Massive tax cuts to bail micro and small businesses out of hard times

The massive tax rebate policy has been implemented nationwide since April 1. The record-high scale of this round of tax and fee reductions is a measure of China's economic capability and political determination to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the challenges of a new round of geopolitical competition. This year's Government […]

Direct subsidies right anti-outbreak prescription for micro, small firms

An employee of an engine manufacturer works on a production line in Tangshan, Hebei province, in September. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) To contain the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, an increasing number of Chinese cities have taken strict prevention and control measures including implementing phased lockdowns. That has […]

EU: Israel’s settlement policy undermines two-state solution

An Israeli settler stands with an Israeli flag before a man holding up a Palestinian flag during a demonstration attended by Palestinians, Israelis, and other foreign activists in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Feb 25, 2022, denouncing the evacuation of Palestinian families from their homes and settlement activity in the Palestinian Territories […]

Pragmatism must prevail

(SHI YU / CHINA DAILY) Former US president Richard Nixon’s visit to China in February 1972 not only transformed the US-China relationship, but had a significant impact on many Western countries’ ties with the People’s Republic of China. For the United Kingdom, the spring of 1972 marked a new phase of its relations with China. […]

Curbing predatory monopolies

Digital platforms and ecosystems have come to dominate the competitive landscape. In an attempt to increase and deepen engagement of their participants, they expand to adjacent or even remote sectors to offer the customer goods and services which may have little connection with the original business of the ecosystem organizer. By becoming a one-stop shop […]