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. […]

China releases action plan to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has released an action plan to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030. The plan puts forward China’s main objectives for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) and the 15th Five-Year Plan period (2026-2030), including increasing the share of non-fossil energy consumption, improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. By […]

China provided over 1.5b COVID-19 vaccine doses to the world: CIDCA

China has provided over 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to 106 countries and four international organizations this year, the most in the world, Luo Zhaohui, head of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), said at a press conference on Tuesday. Answering questions from Chinese and foreign media, CIDCA officials elaborated on China’s efforts in international assistance […]