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China wants US to improve atmosphere for future dialogues between two militaries

When asked about the reaction from the Chinese side toward the latest reports concerning US Defense Secretary Mark Esper saying he hopes to visit China this year amid escalating US-China tensions, particularly on the South China Sea, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson said military relations are an important part of China-US ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 22:33:35

UK mentality toward China shows serious regression: Martin Jacques

As UK-China ties continue to deteriorate, the Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) talked with Martin Jacques (Jacques), a senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, on a series of issues including the latest Huawei ban in the UK, the British government's harsh stance on the natíonal security law for Hong Kong, and escalating US-China tensions, which have broadly affecting relations between the UK and China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 22:08:40

US-led anti-China alliance set for all-out failure

The latest US attempt to build a “global anti-China alliance” is doomed to fail as Western countries don't share its policy towards China. China needs to convince the rest of the world by enhancing opening-up and reform, and be more responsible on international issues where the US is giving up its leadership and embraces unilateralism, said Chinese analysts, after the top US diplomat pressured the UK to further offend China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 22:00:49

Chinese Embassy in the US harassed by death threats: source

The Chinese Embassy in the US was harassed by a bomb threat call on Monday, according to domestic news site thepaper.cn, citing a source who acknowledged the matter following the Chinese Foreign Ministry condemning the US for requesting that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston be closed down.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 20:23:40

Afghanistan looks forward to having Pakistan-style relations with China: ambassador

China can utilize its advantages in favor of a long-lasting peace in Afghanistan and Afghanistan is looking forward to having the kind of relationship China has with Pakistan, Afghan Ambassador to China Javid Qaem said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 19:58:40

Building a cold wall

Coaxing US allies, relentlessly smearing China, promoting misinformation, Pompeo has gone to crazy extremes to attack China
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 19:50:23

FM urges US to tell truth over Fort Detrick, refuting Wuhan biolab conspiracy theory

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the US to tell the international community the truth about an infectious disease research lab under the US Army, while refuting the conspiracy theory over the Wuhan biology laboratory, after a US cable triggered rumors that the COVID-19 pandemic may have started from the Wuhan lab.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 19:34:50

Chinese top diplomat makes rare criticism of US in meeting with Vietnamese officials

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a rare move, criticized the US twice in a meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Tuesday, which analysts believe sends a clear signal to Vietnam that it should avoid misjudgment on the South China Sea issue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 16:43:23

China, Vietnam hold meeting on bilateral cooperation

The 12th Meeting of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation was held via video link Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/22 9:07:17

US Defenses Secretary Esper planning visit to China a sign of 'genuine goodwill' or 'smoke bomb'?

Following media reports that US Defense Secretary Mark Esper hopes to visit China this year amid escalating US-China tensions, particularly on the South China Sea, several experts on military relations between two countries told the Global Times on Tuesday that China needs time to find out if such a stance represents genuine goodwill or is just a "smoke bomb."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 0:59:36

Beijing vows to strike back forcefully in response to London's wrong deeds: Chinese FM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with British officials and some Hong Kong secessionists fleeing to the UK on Tuesday during his visit to London amid growing US-China tensions. Abandoning an independent foreign policy and yielding to the pressure of Washington, the Boris government has taken a harsh stance on Hong Kong, Huawei and other China-related matters. The policies will eventually backfire and London's policies won't be followed by the rest of Europe, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 23:18:40

US hawks sanctioned by China keep interfering in various global issues

As US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's attacks on China escalate, observers noted that some US politicians are joining him to push China-US ties to the brink of a clear r upture. Anti-China US hawks are not only infamous in China, but also despised by many US progressives, according to observers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 19:33:41

Little effect on China as UK ends extradition treaty with HKSAR to please US: experts

The day US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in London, kicking off his short visit to the UK amid deteriorating China-UK ties, the British government announced that it would suspend its extradition treaty with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a move which further enflames the row with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 0:32:14

Beijing may target British companies if 10 Downing Street sanctions China

In the face of escalating tensions not only with the UK but also with the US, retaliation is always the last choice for the Chinese government, some observers said. However, if the UK, as part of the Five Eyes, upholds such a hostile attitude toward China, Beijing may have no other choice but to strike at British companies like HSBC and Jaguar Land Rover in response to the sanctions imposed by 10 Downing Street, observers noted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 21:33:40

US urged to reflect and coexist

While the world closely watches whether US-China relations - the most important bilateral ties - would drift toward war, the Chinese envoy to the US called on Washington to make a fundamental choice about coexisting with China. The US needs to take further action in a restrained manner and give up on challenging the bottom line of China before the situation gets out of control, Chinese observers warned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 22:33:41

NYT 'Uygur labor' report slammed

"It is another piece of work interwoven with biased interpretations and unverified materials," experts said, in response to the New York Times' "investigation" that claimed Uygurs from China's Xinjiang are sent to make face masks against their will. Xinjiang residents, scholars and the face mask industry insiders reached by the Global Times said that the report is the latest version of hyping "forced-labor" fallacies in Xinjiang, which are aimed at attacking China's personal protection equipment industry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 22:33:40

China urges UK not to go further down wrong path over Hong Kong

China urges the British side not to go further down the wrong path to avoid further damage to China-UK relations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said after the UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab said he may suspend the UK's extradition treaty with Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 17:08:45

Chinese envoy urges UK to have independent policy rather than 'dance to tune of Americans'

It would be a totally wrong decision for the UK government to impose unilateral sanctions on Chinese individuals and if the UK government goes as far as imposing sanctions on any individual in China, China will certainly make a resolute response to it, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming said in an interview on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 13:01:50