People’s Republic of China

Chinese netizens hail HK police’s restraint compared with US police in law enforcement

Left Review Online June 9, 2020

Chinese netizens hail HK police’s restraint compared with US police in law enforcement

A video pointing out the differences between the Hong Kong and US police on how they handled the riots went viral, with many Chinese netizens hailing HK law enforcement for showing restraint during the 2019 riots and condemning US police for being violent and the US government for...more

Will agricultural buys be weather vane of China-US trade deal?

Left Review Online June 8, 2020

Will agricultural buys be weather vane of China-US trade deal?

The prospects of the phase one trade deal have never been more puzzling. Right after media reports said that the Chinese government had told major state-run agricultural companies to halt purchases of US farm goods including soybeans and pork, state-owned companies reportedly purchased three cargoes of US soybeans...more

High-quality transformation in China’s economy attracts international interest

Huang Ge June 8, 2020

High-quality transformation in China’s economy attracts international interest

Chinese and foreign firms are showing increasing enthusiasm toward China's new infrastructure plan as it accelerates the move toward new emphases and is expected to bring new drivers for the economy and help hedge against the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. Chinese tech giant Tencent recently announced it...more

Why are Chinese partaking in ‘revenge observation’ on US riots?

Chen Qingqing, Liu Xin and Yang Sheng June 8, 2020

Why are Chinese partaking in ‘revenge observation’ on US riots?

When the Western media depicts Chinese media coverage of the ongoing social unrest in the US as a "propaganda win" with a mixture of glee for the Western media's double standards on the Hong Kong protests, which has now backfired on its own, few of them are taking...more

China’s efforts to bring citizens back from India should not be over-interpreted

Left Review Online June 2, 2020

China’s efforts to bring citizens back from India should not be over-interpreted

The Chinese government will help arrange special flights for its citizens that are willing to fly home but are stuck in India due to the country's nationwide coronavirus lockdown, according to a notice the Chinese embassy in New Delhi published on its website on Monday. The voluntary repatriation...more

Nixon’s China translator views ‘decoupling’ as foolish

Yu Jincui June 1, 2020

Nixon’s China translator views ‘decoupling’ as foolish

Editor's Note: "Sino-American relations are clearly the worst they have been" since former US president Richard Nixon reached out to top Chinese leaders in the early 1970s, said Charles W. Freeman Jr., a former senior US diplomat who has witnessed the establishment and development of China-US diplomatic relations. He...more

Flight tit-for-tat will hit many US firms

Tu Lei May 29, 2020

Flight tit-for-tat will hit many US firms

US airlines might be taking the most direct and biggest blow from the suspension of flights to China, but other US businesses in a wide range of sectors such as Apple and Qualcomm are also taking a hit. Those companies have become an important driving force in pushing...more

How should China deal with regional challenges toward its rise?

Left Review Online May 24, 2020

How should China deal with regional challenges toward its rise?

Editor's Note: As East Asia's largest economy, China encounters economic competition from regional powers such as Japan and India. It also faces US hegemonic aggression. These pressures lead to profound questions. How can China balance them to continue its rise? Is Japan or India a bigger threat in the...more

China achieves all 2019 quantitative targets, but tough tasks lie ahead

Ma Jingjing May 24, 2020

China achieves all 2019 quantitative targets, but tough tasks lie ahead

As China's annual "two sessions" will kick off on Thursday, the State Council, the country's cabinet, revealed on Tuesday that all the 38 quantitative targets listed in the 2019 government work report have been achieved. For major economic goals, last year's government work report set a GDP growth...more

With flagging influence, US distorts China’s loans

Zhang Yi May 23, 2020

With flagging influence, US distorts China’s loans

In a speech via video link Monday at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly, President Xi Jinping said China will work with other G20 members to implement the Debt Service Suspension Initiative for the poorest countries. He also said China is ready to work with the...more

Institutional advantage helps China fight COVID-19

He Lei May 22, 2020

Institutional advantage helps China fight COVID-19

"Man must have some spirit," said the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong. A country, a nation, a political party and an army should "have some spirit" as well. Chinese civilization has thrived for 5,000 years, and this relies on China's national spirit, with patriotism at its core, which...more

Obama-Trump feud shows US’ virus fight still unfocused

Yu Ning May 21, 2020

Obama-Trump feud shows US’ virus fight still unfocused

It's a tradition in the US that ex-presidents don't criticize a successor. It's rare for a predecessor to rebuke an incumbent president. But former president Barack Obama has violated the code of silence, criticizing Donald Trump for mishandling the novel coronavirus epidemic repeatedly. After the former president harshly...more

China paves way for countermeasures against US crackdown

Left Review Online May 21, 2020

China paves way for countermeasures against US crackdown

Beijing. China published sweeping guidelines to improve the country's "socialist market economy," which include instructions for accelerating market reform and opening-up as well as refining national security reviews and setting up an "unreliable entity list", to better supervise foreign companies' investment in the country. The guidelines, released Monday...more

World Cultural Heritage site Yungang Grottoes shines after visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chen Xi May 20, 2020

World Cultural Heritage site Yungang Grottoes shines after visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping

The Yungang Grottoes, the more than 1,500-year-old UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, continued to shine amid the COVID-19 pandemic following a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. Located in Datong, North China's Shanxi Province, the Yungang Grottoes were built along a section of the ancient Silk Road...more

TCM brings health success, comfort to Chinese people in Russia during COVID-19

Shan Jie May 20, 2020

TCM brings health success, comfort to Chinese people in Russia during COVID-19

TCM doctors in Russia were among the first ones to act in the COVID-19 outbreak, helping ease the nervousness of Chinese residents at the onset of the pandemic. "We mainly direct people to prevent the disease by using TCM means. If the patients get severe, we help them...more