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Report of Chinese ambassador threatening Faroese leader factually wrong: FM


China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday that a report claiming the country's Ambassador to Denmark threatened and tried to pressure the Faroese leader into cooperating with Huawei on 5G was factually wrong, noting that the days when China could not fight back in the face of smears and attacks were gone.

Café returns protected pandas amid accusations of illegally raising the animals

A café chain in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality said it had returned red pandas, China's second-class protected animal, to a local breeding facility after a social media post showing the animals in their shop triggered a flood of criticism online and caused the national forestry authority to launch an investigation.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/12/12 2:11:03

Anti-graft watchdog rebuts research paper highlighting biological cause for corruption

The Communist Party of China's (CPC) disciplinary watchdog has taken aim at a so-called academic paper analyzing biological causes for corrupt activities and suggested that the best way to prevent graft is to set up a mechanism under which no one dare, or is willing, to engage in corruption.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/12/12 0:46:54

Passing Article 23 an urgent mission for Hong Kong: official

A senior official of the Chinese government responsible for Hong Kong and Macao affairs published an article in the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) pointing out that Hong Kong has neither passed the national security law nor established any institute for enforcement while Macao has already passed the law and improved a lot, and this is why separatist activities have been intensifying in Hong Kong in recent years. The People's Daily on Wednesday published a long signed article on its page 9 by Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, headlined "Adhere to and improve the 'one country, two systems' institutional system" to comprehensively expound the correctness and feasibility of the "one country, two systems" in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 0:13:39

Tripartite enforcement campaign demonstrates Hong Kong police capability amid social unrest

Police in South China's Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions finished a six-month campaign against cross border crime, apprehending 1,400 suspects and seizing 21 kilograms of drugs and 152 firearms. Experts said it shows the joint enforcement capability remains effective despite ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 0:08:39

HK police watchdog denies overseas expert panel quit

Hong Kong's Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) on Wednesday denied its international experts "quit" as some Western media reported, saying they had stepped aside after finishing an interim report.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 22:53:40

Netizens hail colleges for sacking scandal-hit professors

Netizens hailed Peking University for sacking Professor Feng Renjie on Wednesday for violating teachers' ethics and discipline over an alleged sex scandal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 22:13:40

Pro-violence HK teachers face penalties

Hong Kong's educational regulators announced on Wednesday that they have investigated more than 60 of 106 public complaints made from June to the start of November, of teachers suspected of glorifying the violence in the social unrest and insulting police, and are considering punishing teachers involved in 30 verified cases.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 21:58:41

HK financial sector remains stable amid social unrest: official

The months-long social unrest in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has affected local economic development while the liquidity in the banking system remains robust, HKSAR Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said at a forum on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 20:33:40

Report of Chinese ambassador threatening Faroese leader factually wrong: FM

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday that a report claiming the country's Ambassador to Denmark threatened and tried to pressure the Faroese leader into cooperating with Huawei on 5G was factually wrong, noting that the days when China could not fight back in the face of smears and attacks were gone.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 20:33:10

Dangerous reptiles bring thriving businesses to a Chinese village

Snakes can bite. Snakes can kill. But snakes can be friends with human too. This friendship is part of the economic and cultural fabric of Zisiqiao, a tiny village in East China's Zhejiang Province, which has been telling a story of “Farmers and Snakes” for four decades. People in Zisiqiao insist that “all parts of a snake are treasures.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 19:43:40

Environmental inspections show achievements, system advantages

China's central environmental inspection is the country's largest, highest-level environmental campaign.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 19:33:40

Southwest China natural reserve clears illegal buildings, residences for environmental protection

To recover the ecology of a mountain national reserve seated in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, original residents on the mountain moved out and illegal constructions were demolished amid a national environmental campaign.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 19:18:41

Xi's special envoy attends Argentine presidential inauguration

Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Arken Imirbaki attended the inauguration ceremony of Argentine President Alberto Fernandez here on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 15:59:45