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US government's handling of TikTok cannot be compared to Google's departure from China: Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee, a prominent figure in the Chinese internet sector and former president of Google China, said that no Google reference can be taken from the Trump administration's handling of TikTok, after some public opinion leaders floated the idea of bringing Google Inc back to the Chinese market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 14:53:40

Huawei ramps up 'genius' hunt amid US chip ban

Huawei's has accelerated its recruitment of "geniuses" from around the world as it faces intensified external pressure and a US chip ban, with one new Chinese graduate receiving a top salary of 2.01 million yuan ($287,949).
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 12:39:01

Decision to postpone HK LegCo elections tough but fair: Carrie Lam

The decision to postpone the Legislative Council election was not an easy one to make, but considering the risk brought by the COVID-19 outbreak, there is no other way out, said Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam, who expressed the hope that society will not advocate conspiracy theories over the matter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 11:20:41

Ant Group, ByteDance become world's highest-valued unicorns: Hurun report

By the end of March China had the world's second-highest number of unicorns, private companies whose valuations exceed $1 billion, according to the Hurun Global Unicorn Index 2020 list released by the Hurun Research Institute on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 11:03:40

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Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

US 'robbery' of TikTok angers Chinese hi-tech companies

Chinese tech companies entangled in the ever increasingly nasty crackdown waged by the US' Trump administration are mulling to act proactively, the Global Times learnt, with public anger growing on both sides of the Pacific, as the drama of the US forcing the sale of the hugely popular Chinese short-form video platform TikTok morphed one step closer to daylight robbery over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 23:23:40

'Anti-intellectual' HK opposition concocts rumors against mainland medical aid

As the first medical aid team from the Chinese mainland arrived in Hong Kong to support the city's anti-epidemic work, such help, which the regional government and local residents welcomed for being timely, was politicized by some opposition forces, who concocted rumors to disrupt the work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 22:03:40

Chinese military expert says Kyodo misinterprets his words over Dongsha Islands drill

A Chinese professor said his words have been misinterpreted after Japanese media quoted his article and wrongly inferred that the Chinese mainland "is expected to carry out a large-scale landing drill" aimed at seizing the Taiwan-controlled Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea in August.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 21:53:41

Former head of State Information Center expelled from CPC and dismissed from office

Ma Zhongyu, former deputy chief of China's State Information Center, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from his post for bribery and privately keeping confidential materials, the country's top anti-graft government body said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 19:15:55

Beijing police solve 60 drug-related crimes in first half of 2020

Beijing police have solved over 60 drug-related crimes from the beginning of this year until July, local police told the Global Times on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 18:58:41

China suspends HKSAR legal assistance agreement with New Zealand: FM

China has decided to suspend the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s extradition treaty and agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with New Zealand as New Zealand has politicized judicial cooperation and interfered in China's internal affairs by suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a press briefing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 17:35:17

China firmly opposes discriminatory US policies against Chinese software companies

China firmly opposes discriminatory US policies against Chinese software companies and its tendency to generalize the concept of national security, make guilty presumptions without evidence and politicize economic issues, said Chinese FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2020/8/3 16:43:12

HSBC business will continue shrinking after 69% H1 profit plunge: Chinese observer

London-headquartered bank HSBC, which generates most of its profits from the Chinese market, saw its after-tax profits plunge 69 percent to $3.1 billion in the first half of 2020, amid its ongoing spat with Huawei and a series of reported misdeeds in the Chinese market that have ruined its reputation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 13:42:18

Dalian outbreak unrelated to Beijing, Xinjiang cases: local official

The possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in Dalian being caused by domestic cases can be primarily ruled out, as the cases have been found to be unrelated to those discovered in Beijing and Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 11:15:26

Key components of China's navigation satellite system BDS-3 100% domestic

All key components of the Beidou-3 satellite are 100 percent made-in-China, showing the country's ambitions in independently controllable technology breakthroughs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 11:14:40

'Independent' observation based on lies in Xinjiang unaccepted

China will not accept so-called independent observation of human rights in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as it is only some countries' trick to crack down against countries who are different from theirs and it will not bring justice but only indulge those rumor-mongers, the Chinese Embassy in France said Sunday in response to France's recent suggestion of a UN-led observer mission to evaluate the treatment of the Uygurs in Xinjiang.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 23:28:40

'Germany's epidemic won't affect flight policy with China'

Faced with a COVID-19 resurgence in Europe and the foreign employees' needs to return to China, public health experts said the current situation is unlikely to seriously affect China and change the current arrangement of international flights.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 23:03:40

Political carve-up

Special TikTok dish made from Uncle Sam's national security recipe
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 22:23:40