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Central govt ready for any situation; separatists plan illegal assembly

Central government authorities, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) government reiterated their strong support and unshakable will for the new national security law for Hong Kong late Monday and Tuesday, showing that the law is imperative and non-negotiable, and warned the radical forces should not underestimate the determination of the central government, while anti-government and separatist forces are planning illegal protests and an assembly on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 22:15:05

China mourns 'patriotic' Macao SAR tycoon

Tributes poured in from across China - the mainland, Macao and Hong Kong - on Tuesday mourning the passing of Stanley Ho Hung-sun, who is known around the world for his casino empire and in China for patriotic contributions to various aspects of the country's social and economic development as well as national unity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 21:23:40

Central govt has full legal rights to set up national security law for HK: Ex-Secretary of Justice

The central government has the legal power and responsibility to establish a national security law anytime, and even if Hong Kong establishes Article 23, the central government could enact a new national security law, Elsie Leung Oi-sie, deputy director of Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and former Secretary of Justice told the Global Times on Tuesday in rebuking questions raised by the Hong Kong Bar Association on whether China's top legislator has the legal power to draft the law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 22:02:26

Xi stresses strengthening national defense, armed forces

Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday stressed achieving the targets and missions of strengthening the national defense and armed forces for 2020, while maintaining effective epidemic control on a regular basis.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/26 18:40:43

Chinese lawmakers raise 506 proposals to annual legislative session

Deputies to the ongoing third session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's national legislature, have raised 506 proposals, according to the secretariat of the session.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/26 18:30:40

China to enhance public health system to better protect people's lives

China will step up efforts in building a stronger protection network in the public health domain to better protect people's lives and health as the country is shifting to COVID-19 regular prevention and control.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/26 11:41:22

Fear-mongering over national security law unfounded

Many foreign officials and media outlets have rushed to claim Hong Kong's status as a global financial hub has ended due to the impending National Security Law, with unsubstantiated reports of capital flight, but the move of the legislation is actually a boost to the business environment in the long-run.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 22:13:41

Separatists frightened by national security legislation: experts

Hong Kong separatists, rioters and illegal protesters are now abandoned by those foreign forces that have long backed them, particularly during the turmoil last year, because their value in stirring up troubles in Hong Kong is decreasing since the mainland started the national security legislation, said analysts, as the Taiwan regional leader vowed to revoke the special status the island extends to the Hong Kong special administrative region (HKSAR).
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 21:03:41

How diplomats work hard to defend China's interests, promote cooperation amid pandemic

Chinese diplomats engaged in heated discussions over the images of Chinese diplomats labeled by Western media outlets as "wolf warriors" due to their verbal battles with US politicians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 20:18:40

China provides legal support for anti-epidemic efforts, economic and social development

China's top legislature said in a report that it has provided legal support for anti-epidemic efforts and economic and social development.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/25 19:07:12

Rioters resume protests against national security law in 'deathbed struggle'

Various black-clad protesters descended into the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, taking part in illegal protests, defying the proposed national security law, claiming it erodes the "one country, two systems" principle and infringes upon their legitimate rights. The Sunday protests have been rapidly dispersed by Hong Kong police.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 0:23:39

Blackmailing China over COVID-19 'daydreaming': Chinese FM

Abuse of litigation against China over the COVID-19 outbreak is groundless, has no factual basis and no international precedence, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the Global Times at a press conference on Sunday on the sidelines of the ongoing 13th National People's Congress.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 16:52:07

Xi encourages private firms to overcome difficulties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday encouraged private firms to overcome difficulties and embark on new development path.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/23 23:04:40

Xi stresses analyzing China's economy from comprehensive, dialectical, long-term perspective

President Xi Jinping on Saturday morning visited national political advisors from the economic sector attending a joint group meeting at the third session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/23 12:27:46

China takes decisive moves amid risks

China on Friday offered the most comprehensive and pragmatic assessment of the extraordinary circumstances for the country's social and economic development created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and made rare, drastic adjustments in a wide range of areas - from its overarching development goals to specific government spending - to minimize losses and secure social and economic stability amid lingering risks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 23:26:39

'Imperative' to plug national security loopholes in HK: spokespersons

Safeguarding national security does not contradict the principles of "one country, two systems," and deliberations on improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at the ongoing legislature session are imperative, said the liaison office of the central government in HKSAR and the State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 18:24:21

Xi takes part in deliberation of Inner Mongolia delegation at annual legislative session

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday afternoon took part in a deliberation with his fellow deputies from the delegation of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's national legislature.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/22 17:59:41

UPDATE-China scraps numerical GDP growth target for 2020 for the first time in decades

China scrapped the economic growth target for this year for the first time in decades, but will step up fiscal stimulus to support the post-virus economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 9:16:40