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US escalation of blame game against China by considering sending investigator 'absurd, unrealistic'

It's absurd and unrealistic for the US to send an investigation team to China to look into the coronavirus outbreak, as Washington wants to not only be “the world's cop” but also “the world's judge,” and there is no way China hawks inside the US government will achieve their aim of accelerating the blame game against China, warned the chief epidemiologist of the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/20 17:42:03

China's vice public security minister under probe

Vice minister of public security, Sun Lijun, is under investigation for suspected severe violations of discipline and law, the top anti-graft body said Sunday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/20 1:26:48

DPP 'behind Taiwan ghostwriters'

Since early April, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus suffered cyber violence on social media networks and his Twitter account is now still filled with sarcastic and abusive comments with a considerable number originating in Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/19 22:53:41

Names of islands,reefs in South China Sea released

Chinese authorities released on Sunday standard names for 25 islands and reefs as well as 55 undersea geographic entities in the South China Sea in a move that Chinese experts praised for reaffirming China's sovereignty in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/19 22:38:40

Sansha city establishes two districts for better management

Following approval of the State Council, the city of Sansha in South China's Hainan Province has announced the establishment of two new districts to administer waters in the South China Sea. Experts said this is normal new city planning for better scientific management and to safeguard territorial sovereignty, and should not be over-interpreted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/18 23:15:52

Upcoming NPC sessions 'the first step' to two sessions, as China moves toward normalcy

The next session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) will be held in Beijing from April 26 to 29, the first step to the national two sessions, sources said. While Chinese President Xi Jinping's inspection of Wuhan on March 10 signaled the success of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic in the heavily hit province of Hubei, the opening of the “two sessions” indicates China is walking toward normalcy, which are milestone indicators of the country's epidemic battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 20:48:40

Xi honors military personnel fighting COVID-19

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, has signed an order of commendation to honor all the military personnel undertaking the mission of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/17 18:06:39

UK, France scapegoat China for epidemic losses, but cooperation still mainstream: expert

Some politicians in Europe have tried to make China a scapegoat to ease public disappointment over the continuously worsening pandemics in their own countries and contain China's global influence, experts told the Global Times on Friday, following reports that British foreign minister and French president had criticized China over the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 15:23:40

Xi-Putin call shows joint stance against politicizing pandemic

Top leaders of China and Russia spoke on the phone on Thursday night, communicating on epidemic prevention and control and setting a fundamental tone for China-Russia ties amid challenging time marked with uncertainties. Such extremely strong mutual understanding and support to address each other's core concerns shown by the top leaders of the two countries also indicated China-Russia ties are the most stable and solid bilateral relationship between major powers, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 1:02:58

White House outrageous, irresponsible to halt funds to WHO: Martin Jacques

US President Donald Trump's decision to suspend US payments to the World Health Organization in the midst of the present pandemic is outrageous and grossly irresponsible, which prioritizes his own electoral fortunes over the needs of the American people and people around the world, Martin Jacques, a senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, told the Global Times via email.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 15:08:40

Chinese embassy clarifies stance on France's COVID-19 response: FM

China has never made comments saying France's response to the COVID-19 pandemic was inadequate, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said while clarifying the Chinese embassy in France's comments as being a timely response to false accusations about China and its cooperation with France.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/15 17:11:53

US trade war, COVID-19 impact – What China's Q1 trade data tells us?

China's first quarter trade data released on Tuesday offered a great deal of signals on a wide range of issues, from the repercussions of the global coronavirus pandemic to the China-US phase one trade agreement and the evolving global trade flows propelled by the virus in conjunction with trade wars as well as market forces.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 21:18:40

China's local governments to hold annual 'two sessions' soon

Local governments in China are to hold the annual "two sessions" -- the people's congresses as well as political consultative conferences -- considered a significant event on the Chinese political calendar, as the country has brought the coronavirus largely under control.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 15:31:34

'No discrimination' against Africans amid pandemic

The controversy over suspected maltreatment and discrimination against Africans in Guangzhou has made headlines on Chinese social media platforms and caused many Chinese authorities, including the Guangzhou government, China's Foreign Ministry and Chinese embassies in African countries, to respond, reiterating China's firm stance to equally treat foreigners and domestic residents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 0:48:40

Asian leaders to meet on COVID-19

A special video conference on handling the COVID-19 pandemic will be held on Tuesday among top officials from China, South Korea, Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and this first-ever high-level regional meeting on fighting the pandemic after the outbreak may boost regional efforts in joint prevention and control as well as stabilize the regional industrial chain, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 0:33:41

Hubei to promote hospital head and three other officials who excelled in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Central China's Hubei provincial government plans to promote four officials who made outstanding achievements in the battle against the COVID-19 epidemic, including the head of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital who took instant measures to set up isolation wards to buy time for laboratories to identify the virus at the early stage of the outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/12 16:13:40

Xi says China ready to continue helping Venezuela fight COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that China stands ready to boost cooperation with Venezuela in COVID-19 prevention and control and continue to help the Latin American country combat the coronavirus disease.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/10 22:53:14

Xi says China ready to continue helping Argentina with COVID-19 prevention, aid

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Chinese side is ready to continue sharing COVID-19 prevention and control experience with Argentina and offering assistance within its capacity.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/10 17:51:23