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China, India make progress in border troops disengagement: Chinese FM

The border troops of China and India held their fourth commander-level talks on Tuesday, with the two sides making positive progress in further disengaging the frontline troops in the western section of the border, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 16:41:51

China, the Philippines should safeguard friendly ties: FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday called on China and the Philippines to cherish the hard-won friendly situation, consolidate the political foundation for improvement of bilateral relations, and safeguard important achievements of cooperation between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/15 11:57:23

China to sanction relevant US personnel and entities over Hong Kong Autonomy Act: FM

China will impose sanctions against related US personnel and entities in response to the Hong Kong Autonomy Act signed by the US government, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 10:21:23

US to fail to convince ASEAN nations to confront China on S.China Sea issue: experts

The US attempt to convince ASEAN countries to go against China over the South China Sea issue will eventually turn into a "monodrama" and end up in failure, as Washington's global influence is receding and those countries see no interest in siding with the US and going against China, said observers on Tuesday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/7/15 0:54:33

Chinese and South Asian NGOs oppose COVID-19 politicization

Some NGOs in South Asia and China are standing up against politicization and stigmatization of the COVID-19 pandemic and are calling for a joint effort in the virus fight, at a time when some Western politicians are utilizing the pandemic to attack other countries for political ends.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 0:32:05

China issues five 'self-defense' countermeasures in two weeks amid US provocations

China on Tuesday announced sanctions on US arms dealer Lockheed Martin Corp, the major contractor of US arms sales to the island of Taiwan, which is the fifth reciprocal countermeasure against the US since June 29 in response to US moves that took the initiative in deteriorating bilateral relations and escalating tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 22:38:40

EU's China measures only 'symbolic'

In what seemed more like a move to "walk through pressure from the US and the UK," the EU announced on Monday it would take countermeasures against China over the new national security law for Hong Kong. Observers believe members of the bloc, divergent in views and interests, would find it hard to reach consensus in practice.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 22:33:40

Xi says anti-epidemic cooperation becomes new highlight of China-Singapore ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that cooperation between China and Singapore in the fight against COVID-19 has become a new highlight of bilateral relations and added significant connotations to their all-round cooperative partnership.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/14 21:29:11

Xi pledges cooperation with Thailand for regional solidarity, prosperity

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China stands ready to work with Thailand to cement solidarity and cooperation among regional countries and safeguard the sound momentum of development and prosperity in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/14 21:14:06

US the peace destroyer, South China Sea troublemaker: Chinese FM

China has never sought to establish a "maritime empire" in the South China Sea, and has always treated its neighbors in the region equally and exercised maximum restraint in safeguarding its sovereignty, rights and interests in the region, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, following the US State Department's statement on South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 17:43:40

US is largest manipulator, biggest threat to stability in South China Sea: analysts

While China is working with ASEAN members to advance consultations on a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea and has made visible progress, the US has been flexing its muscles in the region with despicable moves aimed at sowing discord between China and ASEAN members and undermining the hard-won stability in the region, Chinese analysts said, following the US State Department's latest statement on the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 16:20:06

Australian health minister mocked for embarrassing mask-wearing show

Australia's health minister found himself in hot water on social media after he struggled to put on a face mask during a demonstration to show the public how easy it was to wear one. Chinese netizens mocked him mercilessly, saying it was no wonder the local COVID-19 outbreak has escalated.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 16:09:52

US' statement on South China Sea distorts facts, aims to sow discord in the region: Chinese embassy

China is firmly opposed to the US State Department's statement on the South China Sea, which deliberately distorted facts, exaggerate the situation in the region and attempted to sow discord between China and other littoral countries, the Chinese Embassy in the US said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 10:08:40

Aussie security checks 'show hypocrisy'

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Australia's bare display of double standards and undisguised hypocrisy was inconceivable, after it said thousands of Hong Kong students and workers in Australia could obtain permanent residency if they passed security and character tests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 21:53:40

Trump administration makes scientists 'new scapegoats'

After attempts to throw mud at China and WHO failed, the Trump administration, embattled with a new round of COVID-19 flare-ups, has found a new target to blame: its own scientists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 20:28:49

Two WHO experts arrive in China as part of global coronavirus tracing work

Two experts from the WHO have arrived in China to carry out coronavirus tracing work, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Monday, adding that China and the WHO have reached a consensus that virus tracing is a matter of science, and the organization will conduct similar investigations in other parts of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 17:00:44

China imposes reciprocal sanctions on US officials, organization over Xinjiang-related issues

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday announced sanctions against the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback, US Senator Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Republican Chris Smith, following the US' sanctions on Chinese officials over the Xinjiang issue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 15:41:34

Update: Photoshopped 'slave labor' picture draws backlash, shows US has 'no bottom line in slandering China'

The US embassy and consulates in China have drawn ridicules and an angry backlash from netizens after posting an apparently photoshopped clothes tag that said "made by slave labor in China."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 11:45:51