US' withdrawal from Afghanistan adds to the tally of world powers that have failed in the heart of Eurasia. The war in Afghanistan, which started in 2001, seems to have come to an abrupt end in 2021. What does this mean for the world?
When a conspiracy theory started circulating in China suggesting that the coronavirus escaped from an American military lab, it had largely stayed on the fringe. Now, the ruling Communist Party has propelled the idea firmly into the mainstream.
The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) when extreme poverty has been eliminated in the second largest economy. Yury Tavrovsky, Sinologist and Russian Political Commentator, shares his perspectives on China's economic miracle and social progress, and explains that the China model is perceived as a "threat" in the West because the success of socialism with Chinese characteristics inspires countries in the world to explore non-Western development paths. Opinions expressed in this video are his, and not necessarily those of CGTN.
Three Chinese think tanks released a report Monday that accused the United States of being "number one in pandemic failure" and said the country's two-party political infighting led to 617,000 American COVID-19 deaths.