Long-term challenge for developing countries to guard own values against Westernization

Ding Gang Thirty-six years after his father was deposed, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son of former Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos, is set to be the next president of the Philippines. Before the presidential election even began, the Western media rushed to label it a decision of the democratic future. The New York Times called […]

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Widening trust gap key reason to our inability to make global decisions

Ding Gang There are reasons why some countries, especially some large developing countries, haven’t joined the US and the EU in sanctioning Russia. For example, India, Indonesia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, and of course China. The West has portrayed their unprecedented sanctions against Russia as a democratic struggle against totalitarianism and […]

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China-Pakistan friendship: We must not let our vision be blocked by floating clouds

Wang Xu Pakistan is the only all-weather strategic cooperative partner of China. The political instability in Pakistan is always a cause for concern. However, with the time-honored history and solid foundation of friendship, and having just celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties, the two countries are confident enough to maintain […]

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Why Twitter matters and what Musk’s buyout might mean

Kerry Boyd Anderson Elon Musk’s plan to purchase Twitter and take the company private has prompted speculation about the social media platform’s future. Musk has offered $44 billion for Twitter, raising questions about the company’s value and sparking concerns that he will roll back content moderation policies. A fundamental question underlies the controversy that often […]

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Pressure on Johnson grows as Tories humbled in local elections

Zaid M. Belbagi Amid a cost of living crisis, recurring scandals and a mixed response to the pandemic, Britain’s ruling Conservative Party was always ripe for defeat in last week’s local elections. After 12 years in Downing Street, polling gave the public an important opportunity to register their disappointment with the current government. London’s affluent […]

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Talk is vital for mutual understanding, but China won’t hesitate to fight back West’s smear

Wang Wen Because of my occupation, I often come into contact with many foreigners. Recently, I participated in many webinars with think tanks from the US and Europe, and also communicated with diplomats from a number of Western embassies in China. They put forward some common views on sensitive issues such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict […]

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New e-invoicing system in KSA

Dimah Talal Al-Sharif Saudi Arabia’s newly implemented electronic invoicing system aims to transform the issuing of paper invoices and notices into an electronic process. The electronic invoicing system allows the exchange of invoices, debit and credit notices, and all their related processes to take place in an electronic format between the seller and the buyer. […]

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Some Western countries want to utilize UN system as a tool against Russia

Mu Lu “Russia should lose its permanent seat on the UN Security Council,” Dave Sharma, a member of Australia’s House of Representatives who chairs the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, recently said in an article in Nikkei Asia, saying “Moscow has voided its moral claim to such a privilege.” Previously, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s […]

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The fight against climate change must include greener fossil fuels

Fuad Al-Zayer The UN’s third Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was published earlier this month with a stark warning that climate change is causing more frequent severe storms, floods, droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events. It said that current plans by governments around the world to address climate change are not enough to limit […]

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How China can counter translation bias

Tang Jingtai In recent years, Western public opinion has often been subject to mistranslations, omissions, additions and twisted interpretations of some key issues and events related to China. There are two prominent examples of this phenomenon. First, objective constraints, especially mistranslations in the absence of appropriate political and economic contexts and professional backgrounds, make it […]

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China’s principled neutrality, strategic partnership with Russia accelerate multipolar trends

Andrew Korybko Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov just paid his first visit to China since the onset of his country’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine. That conflict triggered unprecedented US-led Western sanctions that raised questions about Russia’s long-term macroeconomic stability. Nevertheless, China refused to participate in these illegal economic restrictions imposed outside the UN […]

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The West must get used to a more assertive Middle East

Christopher Phillips The West’s Middle Eastern allies have been notably lukewarm in their condemnation of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Instead, they have hedged their bets. Most approved, and some even co-sponsored, the toothless UN General Assembly resolution of March 2 calling for immediate withdrawal but, at the same time, none have joined the Western-led […]

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Time for OIC to become more active in international politics

Ajmal Shams The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Council of Foreign Ministers held its 48th session in Islamabad last week. It was another significant opportunity for the member states to come together within the framework of an important international platform. For the approximately 2 billion adherents of Islam worldwide, who make up about 25 percent of […]

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Sustainable development for Pakistan’s economic prosperity

Cheng Xizhong – China Economic Net Pakistani Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin, while addressing an event organized by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Pakistan on Thursday, said that the Pakistani government was focusing on inclusive and sustainable development for economic prosperity of the country. The COVID-19 crisis has quickly turned into […]

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