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Chinese netizens hail Apple's removal of app that aids HK rioters

Following massive backlash from the Chinese mainland, US tech giant Apple on Thursday removed a controversial app that can help Hong Kong rioters track police movements.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/10 14:23:45

App used to track HK police movements removed from app store

Following massive backlash, Apple removes http://HKmap.live, an app that helps locate the police deployment during protests in Hong Kong. The app is allegedly used to target and ambush police, violating local laws and the community guidelines, said the company.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/10/10 12:08:14

Rockets' support and business plummet amid Morey tweet aftershock

Chinese fans of the Houston Rockets have shifted their attention from the professional basketball team to real rockets, or Chinese all-girl group 101 Rocket Girls, and have even updated their social media following a tweet blunder on Sunday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/10/10 0:31:59

China to regulate civil servants with stricter administrative punishments

China will release a draft law for administrative punishment of civil servants, which experts see as a move to help establish a rule of law-based society.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 23:58:57

Flowery finale

Guests watch the closing ceremony of the 2019 International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing on Wednesday evening. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered a speech at the ceremony. The expo, which started April 28, attracted 9.34 million Chinese and international visitors. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2019/10/9 23:58:40

HKFA fined as local fans boo national anthem

FIFA, the world football governing body, fined the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) on Wednesday after local fans booed the Chinese national anthem at a 2022 World Cup qualifier against Iran last month.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 23:43:40

US moves on Xinjiang to have little impact: experts

Strong and effective retaliatory measures should be adopted against relevant personnel and companies of the US after Washington announced a series of decisions concerning Xinjiang, Chinese experts urged, noting the US move will have very little impact on China as achievements Xinjiang has made in recent years are obvious.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 23:38:40

Chinese hail Blizzard for punishing player for supporting HK riots

US gaming company Blizzard is winning more support among Chinese players and netizens after the firm announced it would punish an e-sports player who voiced support for the Hong Kong riots at a company-sponsored tournament.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 22:43:41

HKers need 'pragmatic political view'

Months of anti-government protests and riots exposed the misunderstanding of some Hong Kong people on the "one country, two systems" principle, and it is time to establish a politically pragmatic view on where the central government draws the bottom line, a Hong Kong top think tank adviser told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 22:28:40

China's national counterterrorism agency condemns US blacklist over Xinjiang-related issues

China's National Anti-Terrorism Leading Group on Wednesday released a statement strongly condemning the US Department of Commerce for blacklisting 28 Chinese companies, government offices and security bureaus over Xinjiang affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 21:24:55

NBA events canceled amid HK tweet backlash

The National Basketball Association (NBA) fan event scheduled on Wednesday night in Shanghai and a press conference were canceled as tensions between the NBA and Chinese society triggered by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the Hong Kong riots escalated.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 20:23:40

Shandong becomes top tourist destination during 'Golden Week' holiday

East China's Jiangsu Province saw revenues of more than 63 billion yuan ($8.8 billion) during the recent weeklong National Day holidays, while its neighbor Shandong Province welcomed the largest number of visitors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 18:58:42

Excavators from China become popular exports to Africa

Excavators from China have become popular exports to African countries as the number of Chinese engineering and China-Africa cooperation projects under the Belt and Road Initiative grows.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 18:53:40

China, CEECs seek synergy at innovation conference

The visitor arrivals in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) reached more than 980,000 during the "Golden Week" of the National Day holiday, up 11.5 percent year-on-year, the SAR tourism office said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 9:52:52

Macao's visitor arrivals reach over 980,000 during Golden Week holiday

The visitor arrivals in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) reached more than 980,000 during the "Golden Week" of the National Day holiday, up 11.5 percent year-on-year, the SAR tourism office said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 9:41:36

Mainland consumers hail Vans for removing HK protester design

US shoe-maker Vans' decision to remove a sneaker design, which supports Hong Kong protesters, from a global design contest has drawn support from Chinese mainland consumers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 0:43:39

More partners cancel cooperation with NBA

Tension between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Chinese society triggered by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests escalated, with China's top sports television channel, an online sport broadcasting platform and several Chinese companies suspending cooperation with the league on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/8 23:43:40

Rockets GM's tweet causes uproar

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has cancelled four scheduled exhibition games with the US' National Basketball Association (NBA), including two with a team affiliated with the Houston Rockets, after the Rockets' general manager voiced support for riots in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/7 20:23:39