Right before Chinese President Xi Jinping`s upcoming state visit to the US, some negative voices have emerged in the US public opinion, including complaint against the business environment in China, criticism over the draft of China`s new NGO legislation, anxiety toward China`s economic slowdown, and the hype over the situation of the South China Sea. Some are worried about the future of the Sino-US relationship. But in my mind, these are precisely signs that reflect the stability and progress i
South Korean President Park Geun-hye, despite the opposition of her country’s closest ally, the United States, stood together with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tiananmen Square to watch the military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II’s end in Asia. The decision provided the most visible image yet of an emerging China-South Korea concert, one that China believes may prevent the region from sliding into cold war.
The worsening refugee crisis indicates that chaos in the EU`s neighborhood is jeopardizing the long-term interests of the EU, and the situation is very likely to grow worse.
As the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is the global institution for advanced economies, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang took advantage of a meeting at its Paris headquarters to offer a strategic overview on relations between China and these countries. The importance of the issues addressed reflects current key trends in the global economy.
The fifth article of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea states “Parties undertake to exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities that would complicate or escalate disputes and affect peace and stability including, among others, refraining from action of inhabiting on the presently uninhabited islands, reefs, shoals, cays, and other features and to handle their differences in a constructive manner.”
The Chinese military expects to avoid misunderstandings and miscalculations with the U.S. side, and to maintain non-interrupted interactions with the Pentagon. Accordingly, the U.S. side should act in a more cooperative manner rather than engaging in provocative actions such as selling more advanced weapons to Taiwan and carrying out unrestricted military actions in the South China Sea.
On July 25th, an international meeting in Opposition to the US-led New Cold War on China organized by scholars and activists from 48 countries voluntarily was broadcast live on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube simultaneously. The joint statement with 14-language version of "A New Cold War against China is against the interests of humanity" has attracted great attention from the international community. The event brought together 17 well-known scholars and opinion leaders from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Russia, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil and other countries to participate in the speech. Vijay Prashad, Executive Director, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, is one of the initiators of the "No to the New Cold War" initiative.