World political parties, social organizations issue joint statement to explore path toward democracy

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — 355 political parties, social organizations and think tanks from 140 countries and regions contacted the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee in various ways to issue Monday the Joint Statement of World Political Parties, Social Organizations and Think Tanks on Making Independent Efforts to Explore the […]

Build a safe cyberspace: Beijing to host first China Internet Civilization Conference

Beijing will host the China Internet Civilization Conference on November 19. Themed “Gather Strength for Good Deeds, Jointly Build Internet Civilization,” the event will be the first one in the country systematically discussing cyberspace security and civilization. In recent years, digital civilization is taking on increasing importance as the Chinese government focuses on constructing a […]

China’s free trade port unveils opening-up plan

South China’s Hainan Province plans to lock in three sectors, including duty-free shopping, international medical care and international education, in its drive to become an international tourism and consumption destination, according to its 2021-2025 development plan.  The island province is a free trade port. The plan recently published sets the target for tourism to contribute […]

New China-US pact key to solving global crisis, charts way forward for developing nations: Singaporean experts

Chinese President Xi Jinping said that climate change can well become a new highlight for China-US cooperation during a virtual meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden on November 16. Xi reiterated during the meeting that all countries need to uphold the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, and strike a balance between addressing climate […]

Explainer: What did Xi and Biden discuss at virtual meeting?

At a time when China-U.S. relationship is at a crossroads, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden held a virtual meeting to discuss issues of strategic, overarching and fundamental importance shaping the bilateral ties.  Commenting on the meeting’s outcome at a briefing shortly afterwards, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng said the meeting was candid […]

China, U.S. issue joint declaration on enhancing climate action

Noting that they have further recognize the seriousness and urgency of the climate crisis, the two countries said in the declaration that they are committed to tackling the crisis through their respective accelerated actions in the critical decade of the 2020s, as well as through cooperation in multilateral processes, including the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework […]

The principles of Chinese democracy

Editor’s note: Josef Gregory Mahoney is a professor of politics at East China Normal University. The article reflects the author’s opinions. All too often when liberal democrats discuss democracy, they conflate mechanisms with principles. And when they do discuss principles, they are less than candid regarding the overwhelming privileges accorded private property – which they often […]

Medals unveiled for 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

The medals for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were presented at “Together for a Shared Future,” the 100-day countdown event for the Winter Games on Tuesday. The medals are called “Tongxin,” meaning “together as one,” and feature five concentric rings embodying the traditional Chinese philosophy of harmony between heaven, earth and human beings. […]