In the just-concluded U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit, U.S. President Joe Biden said that "the ASEAN centrality is the very heart of my administration's strategy in pursuing the future we all want to see. And I mean that sincerely."

Despite the warm words, Washington's sincerity is questionable. America has long used cooperation as a cover to pursue its hegemonic goals, including containing a rising China by forming cliques in the Asia-Pacific region.

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The U.S. boasts the world’s richest medical resources and best healthcare capacity, yet it has seen one million Americans lose their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic within 27 months. The failure of the U.S. policy responses to COVID-19 has revealed the hypocrisy of the human rights in the U.S.

“Today, we mark a tragic milestone: one million American lives lost to COVID-19,” U.S. President Joe Biden said in a prerecorded video speech delivered to the Global COVID-19 Summit on May 12.

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The September 1906 edition of Cosmopolitan magazine recounted a story about a Native American chieftain given a tour of New York. When asked what he found most surprising about this modern city, he replied slowly in three words, "little children working."

The chief would likely be more astounded if he visited the United States today. Despite claiming to uphold human rights worldwide, the United States permits child labor in agriculture with no minimum age requirement.

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The U.S. boasts the world’s richest medical resources and best healthcare capacity, yet it has seen one million Americans lose their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic within 27 months. The failure of the U.S. policy responses to COVID-19 has revealed the hypocrisy of the human rights in the U.S.

“Today, we mark a tragic milestone: one million American lives lost to COVID-19,” U.S. President Joe Biden said in a prerecorded video speech delivered to the Global COVID-19 Summit on May 12.

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The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has upended the 21st century in many significant respects. One of these game-changing upsets has been in the conceptualization and practice of “democracy”. The PRC has concretely demonstrated that democratic values and institutions can be singularly associated with China in its long march towards whole people’s empowerment and representativity

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China's megacity of Shanghai on Tuesday announced that it has cut off the community transmission of COVID-19 in all its 16 districts.

This latest progress in containing the virus again shows that China must unswervingly implement its epidemic response policy and consolidate its gains in the fight against COVID-19.

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Shanghai has cut off the community transmission in the latest resurgence of COVID-19 infections in all districts, as businesses began to resume operation starting Monday.

In the shifting sands of time, this demonstrates once again that China deserves greater international confidence for its relentless fight against the epidemic.

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Gun violence brought another tragedy to the U.S. on May 14. An 18-year-old white man opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and injuring three others, most of whom were African Americans.

The police called the shooting a “case of racially motivated violent extremism.” The Washington Post also said it was “the deadliest of 2022,” and also “the latest massacre in recent years carried out by perpetrators allegedly driven by hate and racism.”

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This year marks the half-century anniversary of the signing of the Shanghai Communiqué that formed the basis for the establishment of formal ties between China and the United States. It should have been a joyous occasion for both countries that celebrates the many fruitful bilateral and multilateral collaborations and accomplishments that had taken place since then.

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China has played its role as a supply chain stabilizer in a healthy and safe way because the prerequisite for China's resumption of production is that COVID-19 flare-ups are under control. Production is carried out under strict health protocols in accordance with legal regulations, safeguarding the lives of workers.

BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhua) -- When factories temporarily closed in China amid COVID-19 flare-ups, some Western media blamed China for rattling the global supply chain.

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