Photo taken on March 16, 2020 shows the White House Visitor Center in Washington D.C., the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jie) By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily The COVID-19 situation in the U.S. is entering a new stage of upsurge, with core indicators, including daily numbers of new confirmed cases, hospitalizations, and deaths rebounding sharply, and the daily average tally of new confirmed cases during the past week exceeding 100,000.
(Cartoon by Lu Lingxing) By Zhong Sheng, People's Daily The COVID-19 pandemic is just deteriorating in the U.S. again, leading to a sharp rise in infection numbers in the country. Even so, the Republicans and Democrats are still debating over whether mask mandates are necessary, and recriminations between the federal and local governments on pandemic control even became a hotspot issue for the public.
People queue up to board a military aircraft of the United States and leave Kabul at Kabul airport, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2021. (Xinhua) By Zhong Sheng, People's Daily The situation in Afghanistan has been on a drastic change recently. The chaos in the country, which is a result of the hasty withdrawal of the US military, is one of the deepest impressions left on the world by the war in Afghanistan.
By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily As an important platform for promoting solidarity and cooperation among countries in East Asia, the East Asian cooperation mechanism is supposed to focus on development and pragmatic cooperation. Unfortunately, certain countries outside the region always attempt to seek geopolitical interests through this platform.
By Zhong Sheng As another attempt of the U.S. to politicize the COVID-19 origin tracing, representatives from the U.S. misrepresented China’s rejection of the plan for the second phase of studies into the origins of COVID-19 put forward unilaterally by the WHO Secretariat as willful damage to virus tracing at an informal meeting of the UN General Assembly on pandemic preparedness and response on July 28, which met strong refutation from Chinese representatives.
Photo taken on May 28, 2021 shows the U.S. Capitol building behind traffic lights in Washington, D.C., the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jie) By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily Not long ago, the U.S., UK, and Australia established a trilateral security partnership dubbed AUKUS, under which the U.S. and the UK will help Australia build nuclear-powered submarines.
Photo taken on Aug. 20, 2021 shows a view in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Saifurahman Safi/Xinhua) By Zhong Sheng, People's Daily The U.S. has long been obsessed with its military strength, thinking it can do whatever it wants in the world as the strongest military power.
Cai Meng/China Daily By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily During the last few days, people in the U.S. have been reflecting upon the country’s policy toward Afghanistan, and the mainstream opinion held that Washington's efforts to impose a Western democratic model on Afghanistan have failed.
Photo taken on Aug. 20, 2021 shows a view in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Saifurahman Safi/Xinhua) By Zhong Sheng, People's Daily Multiple U.S. media organizations recently revealed, upon extensive investigations, that the drone strike launched by the U.S. military at the end of August against a purported planned attack at the Kabul airport killed 10 civilians, not terrorists.
By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily Recently, Washington has been frequently showing its “care” and “support” for the WHO, which made a sharp contrast to its habitual indifference to the organization, as well as its past practices of defunding and withdrawing from the organization.
(Cartoon by Lu Lingxing) By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily When faced with major public health emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic, governments must try their best to treat patients, save lives and cut all channels for the transmission of the virus. However, in the U.S., which often boasts of being a “beacon of democracy” and “shining example of human rights”, response to the pandemic has always been dominated by capital, and capital, rather than the well-being of the people, is always the top priority of politicians.
Photo taken on May 28, 2021 shows the U.S. Capitol building behind traffic lights in Washington, D.C., the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jie) By Zhong Sheng, People's Daily In a joint statement released Thursday by the two nations’ foreign ministers, China and Russia expressed grave worry about U.S. military biological activities.
By Zhong Sheng “The complete reunification of our country will be and can be realized,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at a commemorative meeting on Oct. 9 marking the 110th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911 that ended the country’s thousands-year-long absolute monarchy.
Photo taken on April 20, 2021 shows the White House in Washington, D.C., the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jie) By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily Although the U.S. government has always hyped up the “lab leak” theory, it has failed to find any evidence to support this allegation--not even when it has involved its intelligence agencies in the country.
A cotton picker is picking cotton in a field in Shawan, Tacheng prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Sept. 26, 2021. (Photo by Wang Fangji/People's Daily Online) By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily China's State Council Information Office on Sept. 26 issued a white paper detailing the demographic development in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region with facts and figures.
Photo taken on April 13, 2021 shows the White House in Washington, D.C., the United States. (Photo by Shen Ting/Xinhua) By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily The U.S. Department of State recently released its annual “Trafficking in Persons Report,” arbitrarily and unscrupulously criticizing and smearing other countries, while listing the U.S. among the “Tier 1”, the highest ranking, countries in the report despite its notorious record on human trafficking.
Photo taken on May 28, 2021 shows the U.S. Capitol building behind a traffic sign in Washington, D.C., the United States. (Xinhua/Liu Jie) By Zhong Sheng, People's Daily At present, COVID-19 is still ravaging the world. Any responsible government and scientist with conscience shall pursue solidarity and cooperation to jointly fight the virus.
A pedestrian walks past a COVID-19 testing billboard in New York, the United States, July 26, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Ying) By Zhong Sheng, People's Daily COVID-19 is still ravaging the world. Almost four million cases were reported to the WHO last week, and on current trends, the total number of cases is expected to pass 200 million within the next two weeks.
Passengers with face masks are seen in a bus in New York City, the United States, Aug. 2, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Ying) By Zhong Sheng, People’s Daily At present, the world is faced with a volatile situation and an evident rebound of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graphic: People's Daily Online By Zhong Sheng, People's Daily Some U.S. politicians, out of the intention to contain and oppress China, are always looking for outdated instruments from the Cold War toolbox, frequently discrediting China and provoking conflicts with lies they have fabricated.