For each one of us, the first step is to be brave. Ultimately, the real goal should be to argue for our rights in a decent manner.
A little rationality is never too much. It is understandable that for some crazy fans, idols represent hope, happiness and almost everything beautiful in the world. But if these fans' love for their shining idols only affects their normal life, leads to splurging and even becomes a burden on society, how is it beautiful anymore?
So the new global order should reinforce the idea of noninterference and self-determination. We don't need to invent anything; everything is already in place. It's the UN charter and the basic principles of international law that we all subscribe to. I think we should refer to the UN-based international order for as long as possible.
If Russia-Ukraine relations cannot improve, there will be no big changes in the Russia-West standoff and regional security will continue to be a thorny issue. Whether Russia can accomplish its goal by taking advantage of Zelensky's lack of political experience depends on what the new Ukrainian president does as a counter measure. The two countries need to work together to overcome their long-existing problems. After all, opportunities have surged for them to ease the tensions.
The EU believes in China and in the EU-China partnership. We are therefore ready to work with China and other partners, in the spirit of openness and engagement, to build bridges for the prosperity of the EU, China and the world.
With its leadership eroded, America has started changing the nature of its policy. It tries to make up its diminished influence through policy adjustments, particularly bullying and intimidation. This may work in the short term. To avoid direct strategic confrontation with the US, other countries tend to make certain concessions to it. But in the long run, it will hurt the US' own interest. America's relations with other countries, including China, will eventually return to the conventional logic of international relations.
Because these companies are now engaging internationally, there's a concern that could happen in strategic industries, where US and European companies continue to be competitive, such as semiconductors, new energy vehicles, bio pharmaceuticals. That's why it's so much more of a concern today than it was a decade or two ago.
Currently, many terrorist attacks are carried out by followers of a religion with the support of external forces. Therefore, counter-terrorism cannot be undertaken by any nation alone. Countries should work together to fight extremist forces by measures like intelligence sharing.
China's experience in this field is significant. We don't need to be bothered by some Western forces because facts speak louder than words, and peace and stability are the most precious for China.
It will be a challenging week ahead for Macron and his cabinet. If he can successfully mobilize more unity among the French people with his new plans, it can certainly help him in governance.
In sum, the current policy that restricts Chinese scholars from visiting the US brings harm to Washington as well as to Beijing. The US needs to rethink its policy.
In terms of maintaining ecological security, global consensus has become increasingly strong. The public has gradually formed a collective consciousness in boycotting ivory products. The legal and moral risks of poaching and smuggling are growing, which will be unbearable in the future. It is comforting that China's efforts have created a stronger fence around endangered species such as elephants.
Africa has a lot to offer in access to natural resources, trade and investment, and even migration. There are at least 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating on the continent today.
This therefore means that China's lasting effect in Africa is a foregone conclusion.
Commodities and goods could reach Piraeus and then be transported to and from North Macedonia to Serbia and Hungary on a high-speed rail. Also, now with Greece as a member, further business and investment deals can be expected.
We look forward to your continued support, encouragement, tolerance, and constructive criticism so we can continue to make China's voice heard even further and more extensively than ever before.
Only when the public no longer puts a label with the “O” word on people in their 40s and 50s, and only when these people themselves no longer think they have passed the pinnacle of their careers, can the energy of the labor force be completely released. And only then can the aging country maintain its vitality.
It will force us to take measures earlier. In the games that involve the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and the US, the mainland is obviously least afraid of Taiwan resorting to a face-off.
I think there will be some features in the agreement that probably contribute to greater (trade) balance in the relationship between the two sides. I don't know whether that's really that good or not from a free market perspective. Trade imbalances don't bother me, but that seems to be very important to President Trump. So that will be seen by him as positive. The two countries are going to create some enforcement mechanisms. There will be enforcement offices on both sides.