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Containing infiltration of foreign religions according to law

China has always been wary of introducing religious groups from outside its borders. The Regulations on Religious Affairs, amended in September 2017, set forth the principles of "containing extremist religions and resisting the infiltration of foreign religions."
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 20:53:40

Exported Indian cults breed criminals in foreign countries as Chinese experts urge public vigilance

India is a country where religion is prevalent, leaving room for Indian religions to be cultural exports, analysts suggested. However, some religious leaders practice corruption outside the country and disturb public safety, involving many followers in breaking local laws and regulations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 20:48:41

Scandals-hit Indian gurus, suspected cults scam Chinese followers

If you see a man wearing a maroon waistcloth and bead necklace sitting next to a yoga mat in a secluded meditation room in China, chances are he may not be a graced spiritual leader. China has become a hotspot for Indian-born disgraced "gurus" and cult organizations scamming people by selling them so-called spiritual lessons.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 20:24:40

Beijing conducts rapid mass testing after closing produce market linked to virus

Beijing's health authority said Sunday the city's 44 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases registered between Saturday and of 7am on Sunday are all related to the Xinfadi market, the capital city's largest vegetable supply base. The latest figure brings the total number of active confirmed cases in the capital city to 51 as of press time, all linked to the Xinfadi market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/14 19:49:48

Restoring the Jiankou section of Great Wall to retain its glory

A restoration project involving the Great Wall project is always under the spotlight, with discussions centering on how to maintain endangered relics while preserving their ancient style.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/11 20:37:29

United for justice & peace

Ghana's ambassador to China said he believed the China-Ghana partnership would strengthen after the COVID-19 pandemic, and noted that the George Floyd incident happened due to the systemic injustice in American society, and that China and Africa should work together to make the world a kinder and gentler place.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/10 21:43:41

Anti-China lawmakers in the West collude to construct 'Cold War' mentality: experts

The newly-founded Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) has showed a "cold war" mentality by gathering the most radicalanti-China lawmakers in Western countries, and by advocating against China, they sacrifice their own countries' interests to seek their personal political gains, said Chinese experts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 21:03:40

Friendly ties remain mainstream of China-Africa ties despite slander: envoys  

Chinese citizens in Africa are safe and sound on the whole, although a few rare cases of them being attacked occasionally take place amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said some Chinese diplomats in Africa.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 0:14:34

China-Myanmar relations progress, cooperation enhanced

Monday marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Myanmar. The two countries have witnessed a momentous journey during these seven decades, and bilateral relations further deepened this year with enhanced cooperation in various fields, as well as in the fight against COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 19:23:40

From Traditional Paukphaw (Sibling) Relations to a Community with a Shared Future: Myanmar Ambassador to China

Myanmar and China are close and friendly neighbors linked by shared mountains and rivers. The two countries share a border of more than 2,000 kilometers and elevated bilateral relations and cooperation from time to time. People from both sides enjoy a time-honored friendship and have lived alongside each other for thousands of years. This has led to them referring to each other as "Paukphaw" (siblings) since ancient times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 19:08:40

US conspiracy-mongers, QAnon accounts spread 'infodemic' tweets against China, research finds

A new research has revealed that twitter accounts of Trump supporters and infamous US conspiracy-mongers endorsing the QAnon movement are at the center of a coordinated astroturfing campaign to spread rumors about the coronavirus, particularly the conspiracy theory saying “China created the virus as a bioweapon,” an unverified accusation repeatedly embraced by the US president and his administration, leading many to suspect the political purposes behind the coordinated retweeting campaign in promoting the interests of far-right US politicians.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/5 18:03:40

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

National security law brings confidence back to young people for HK

China's decision of national security legislation in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been welcomed by young people from both Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, who are eager for stability and prosperity in the region and profoundly tie their career development with the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 12:38:41

China's ethnic regions see far fewer COVID-19 cases than national average

Unlike in the US, ethnic groups in China can always enjoy an equal test and treatment during the outbreak and their safety and health are a priority of the local government, said human rights experts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 20:38:41

US elites backing HK riots snub grassroots protests on their soil

After former police officer Derek Chauvin was seen on camera kneeling on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, global protests ignited against racism and excessive violence. Floyd's murder by Chauvin resulted in the officer's dismissal. Four days later, he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 20:00:12

Trump riding on conflicts for his reelection pushes America to greater intensity: analysts

Right-wing extremist forces in the US have been rising since the US situation under Trump's administration has been aggravated during the COVID-19 pandemic, which experts warned would further deepen the US society's division, pushing the country to stronger conflicts away from the ideal of harmonious multiculturalism, as demonstrated in recent riots spreading across the states.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 19:48:40

Growing social division, far-left and far-right confrontation underlying cause for unrest: experts

As the ongoing protests in the US have convulsed at least 140 cities across the country following the death of African-American George Floyd, US President Donald Trump tried to pin the blame on Antifa, a far-left movement, for causing the disturbance. However, his “passing the buck” tactic is of no use to fix the deep-rooted discrimination problem in the country and an increasingly divided society with extremist views prevailing since Trump assumed office, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 19:13:40

The Fort Detrick horror: a closer look at the US' largest biochemical weapons research center

The Trump administration seems to turn a blind eye to growing international appeals for an investigation into an infectious disease research lab under the US Army, which once again shows its irresponsibility and arrogance on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/29 21:53:41