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US loses core allies' support on sanctioning China over HK issue

Japan's and Germany's decision to not back sanctions proposed by the US against China over the Hong Kong national security law further demonstrates that US' "ganged sanction" will not put pressure on China as was its intention, but rather hurt US' own economy and international influence, Chinese experts warned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 17:14:09

Australia China Friendship Society calls on Aussie politicians to mend relationship with China

The Australia China Friendship Society Ltd (ACFS) sent a letter to Scott Morrison, prime minister of Australia, calling on politicians to mend the relationship between Australia and China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/7 7:23:39

Australia could lose all Chinese tourists post-COVID-19 this year if safety issue not addressed: industrial insider

China could issue more security alerts warning its citizens not to travel to Australia, the biggest tourism spenders for the latter, that could lead to zero Chinese visitors in 2020 even after the COVID-19 pandemic, if discriminatory rhetoric and safety issues for Chinese tourists are not addressed, Chinese industrial insiders warned on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/6 23:51:45

Aussie foreign investment review casts shadow over souring trade ties with China, costs local jobs: experts

A new Australian government regime to tighten regulations on foreign investment could, though not explicitly aiming at Chinese investments, could further cast a shadow on Chinese investors given Australian officials recent verbal attacks on China over a wide range issues from Huawei to the COVID-19 pandemic that have plunged the bilateral relationship into a downward spiral, Chinese analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/6 22:17:21

Chinese netizens, observers deride 'Eight-Nation Alliance' against China as a farce

Chinese netizens and observers have derided the newly founded Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), formed by a group of Western lawmakers, as a contemporary era "Eight-Nation Alliance" invasion force, calling it a farce which aims to seek attention and create an anti-China climate among the people of the West.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/6 18:16:27

China-India border meeting injects hopes to ease tension; 'bottom line' with India non-negotiable: experts

A meeting between Chinese and Indian military officials, led by top tactical army commanders, according to Indian media, is scheduled on Saturday. The meeting between the top echelons injects hopes to ease the ongoing border tensions that have been dominating the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/6 15:10:31

President Xi holds phone call with French president over COVID-19 pandemic

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday night over the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: CGTN | 2020/6/5 23:45:02

Insiders suspect motive behind flight suspension

The US government's latest attack on China in the form of banning Chinese airlines from continuing the already limited passenger air services between the two countries has been motivated by US politics pandering to anti-China forces, Chinese insiders and analysts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/5 23:09:42

US Attorney General's accusation 'foreign actors' are behind protests draws netizens' ridicule, backlash

US Attorney General William Barr's accusation that "foreign actors" are behind ongoing protests over the death of African-American George Floyd has drawn ridicule and raised the ire of netizens in both China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/5 19:23:40

Sudan seeks to learn from China's success in controlling COVID-19: official

A senior Sudanese official on Thursday said that China's success in controlling the COVID-19 represents a model Sudan is seeking to utilize to confront the disease.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/5 8:40:06

China, Germany to cooperate further amid fraught Beijing-Washington ties

As bilateral ties between China and the US spiral downward and the world's worries about being involved increase, Europe has found itself standing in a worrisome situation of trying to strike a balance between the world's two biggest economies. Although facing unprecedented pressure from the US, some far-sighted European leaders clearly see EU's opportunity amid souring China-US ties and they insist in improving China-EU cooperation with pragmatic diplomacy, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 21:43:42

China offers $20m for vaccine: Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday delivered a speech at the virtual Global Vaccine Summit 2020 to enhance global coronavirus vaccine cooperation, emphasizing that China has been cooperating closely with international partners in the development of COVID-19 vaccines and will fulfill its commitment to providing global public goods.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 21:28:43

Letter from Kenya's Ambassador to China: The country came through to help in a show of care and concern

The holding of the two sessions, China's most important political events, after a two-month delay due to COVID-19, underscores the very important fact that China has completely managed to contain the epidemic and its ravages. These events are a loud statement on the excellent handling of the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 18:30:47

Cooperation in fight against COVID-19 deepens China-Jordan relationship

China and Jordan have maintained coordinated efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and their bilateral ties will be further deepened after the pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/4 11:10:56

Xi says China ready to work with Germany, EU to create more global certainty

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China stands ready to work with Germany and the European Union (EU) to strengthen strategic cooperation, uphold multilateralism, tackle global challenges, and jointly add certainty to the current world of uncertainty.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/4 8:37:25

Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks on the Joint Letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson from Seven Former Foreign Secretaries of the UK

Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks on the Joint Letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson from Seven Former Foreign Secretaries of the UK
Source: Chinese Embassy in UK | 2020/6/3 20:32:07

Reports claiming China withheld virus info from WHO inconsistent with facts: Chinese FM

China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday refuted Western media reports claiming that China delayed releasing coronavirus data and held it from the World Health Organization (WHO), saying the reports were "seriously inconsistent" with the facts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 18:26:40

UK's interference in China's HK national security legislation could have 'serious consequences'

The UK should understand that China is not the former Yugoslavia, and 2020 is not the 1990s when the West dominated the world order and was able to intervene in the Balkans issue and break up a sovereign country into pieces, so its plan to form an international alliance to interfere in China's national security legislation for Hong Kong will definitely see tough retaliation from China, said Chinese analysts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 17:39:27