Unrealistic targets and the energy transition

After years of dragging its feet, Western public opinion demands progress towards decarbonization. One of the best examples is the International Energy Agency (IEA) report on “

Keep broader picture of virus fight in mind

After fighting with the novel coronavirus for three years, the world has not yet seen the light at the end of the tunnel. During that time the virus

Unbiased approach key to pragmatism

Amid the feverish Western clamor for an overhaul of economic and trade ties with China, Germany is making tentative moves toward a reset. This is likely to prove

China-Philippines relations not defined by maritime dispute

It is to be hoped that the Joe Biden administration is not trying to stir up the embers of the South China Sea disputes, as part of its efforts

People’s support key to prevention and control

The guidance and work plans regarding nucleic acid tests, the demarcation of COVID-19 risk areas, home quarantine and medical observation issued by the State Council on Monday are

Air pollution harms the brain and mental health, too

People who breathe polluted air experience changes within the brain regions that control emotions, and as a result, they may be more likely to develop anxiety and depression

Where’s Putin? Leader leaves bad news on Ukraine to others

When Russia’s top military brass announced in a televised appearance that they were pulling troops out of the key city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, one man missing

Strategic autonomy key to France, EU

President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday vowed to bolster communication and coordination in response to global challenges ranging from climate change to food security.

Cautious optimism that co-existence possible

Briefing the media on Monday on the outcome of the first in-person meeting between President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden, which wrapped up earlier that day

The US decoupling from China

Globalization has relocated countless companies and vast capital to China. Many supply chains depend on Chinese companies, as we saw when medical and sanitary supplies were needed to

G20 Summit a chance to recalibrate Sino-US ties

The international community hopes the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Tuesday and Wednesday will help ease global troubles by addressing burning issues such as how to safeguard

Carbon mechanisms should serve emissions fight

In 2009, in the Copenhagen Accord, the developed countries made a commitment to allocate $100 billion annually by 2020 to help developing countries address the impacts of climate

Asian wisdom offers solution to world’s woes

With many having paid a heavy cost in the conflicts of the previous century, Asian countries today have been demonstrating a strong collective will to maintain peace and

Positive sign for rebuilding of Sino-Australian ties

It is encouraging to see that despite the differences that still exist between them, Australia and China have maintained effective communication and contact, and are working for the

Heated debates, but all the talk in the world will not be enough without meaningful action

The United Nations’ COP 27 climate change conference, which started in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday, provides perhaps the last chance for leaders from

Shared commitment to openness can ensure bright future for world

The fifth China International Import Expo opened in Shanghai on Friday, with President Xi Jinping delivering the opening remarks. That he has done so at all five of

Call for wetlands to be prized and protected

Maintaining a fine balance between human habitats and the biophysical environment is of critical significance to meeting many of the existential challenges facing humanity. So even the escalating

OPEC, US, Saudi Arabia and the cutback of oil production

On October 5, OPEC+ decided to reduce oil production by two million barrels per day (b/d). OPEC lowered its 2022 global oil demand growth forecast for the fourth

Mengtian carries humankind’s dream of space

A Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket blasted off from a launchpad at the Wenchang spaceport in South China's Hainan province on Monday carrying a second lab module for China's space

Cooperation benefits both Germany and China

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will pay a formal visit to China on Friday at Premier Li Keqiang’s invitation. Short as it may be — reportedly no overnight

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