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Wife of HK man set on fire calls for halt to violence

The wife of the man who was set on fire in Hong Kong last week called for an end to ongoing violence and thanked Hongkongers and Chinese mainland people who have expressed concern about his health.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 20:51:43

Chinese scientific researchers gain more global recognition

Chinese scientists and social scientists exceeded those from the UK in terms of citations, coming second in the list of 2019 Highly Cited Researchers following the US, which Chinese researchers said is a result of the country's decades of heavy investment in scientific research.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 20:23:40

China summons US embassy official to protest against HK bill

Chinese Foreign Ministry Wednesday summoned William Klein, Minister Counsellor at US embassy in Beijing to lodge solemn representations and strong protest against the US passing the HK bill.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 14:06:19

Western media shifts tone on HK riots

As the months-long violence in Hong Kong entered a deadly level in the past two weeks, with radical rioters turning university campuses into "terror camps" to engage in clashes with police, a public opinion battle reached a turning point with more Hong Kong residents, media outlets and even Western media courageously saying no to violence or devoting more space to recent radical violence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 20:47:59

Turkey threatens to "look elsewhere" if F-35 dispute with US continues

If the US stance on delivery of F-35 fighter jets does not change, Turkey would be forced to "look elsewhere" to meet its defense necessities, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/20 7:33:00

PolyU campus rioters surrender leaving chaos in their wake

As rioters inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have begun surrendering to police, an expert noted that the law enforcement operation to deal with the campus occupation has been a successful campaign of stopping violence and chaos for the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 22:53:40

Riots damage Hong Kong's cultural status

The postponement of popular Taiwan singer Jay Chou's concert in Hong Kong for safety reasons has triggered public concern that the city's robust cultural environment would be damaged as the city has suffered months of riots and violence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 22:08:40

Successful satellite tests to allow 'Hongyun speed' by 2020

The demonstration system for China's Hongyun Project, a low-orbit broadband communication satellite system, will become operational at the beginning of 2020, making substantial progress toward the eventual goal of providing internet connectivity to users around the world, developers told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 19:43:40

Seducing minors to use stimulants could lead to 7 years in prison: Supreme People's Court

People organizing, seducing or forcing minors and disabled people into using stimulants in sports could be sentenced to seven years in prison, according to a judicial interpretation released by China's Supreme People's Court on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 16:24:26

HK chief urges peaceful end to PolyU stand-off

Around 600 rioters and suspects involved in illegal activities have walked out of the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) campus, 200 of whom were under the age of 18 and allowed to return home, after rioters occupied the PolyU and engaged in fierce clashes with police over the last few days, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 13:15:33

HK's new police chief could be 'more decisive' in stopping riots

China's State Council on Tuesday appointed Tang Ping-keung as Commissioner of Police of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), replacing Lo Wai-chung, as experts and retired senior police officers noted that Tang could be more decisive and tougher in helping stop violence and chaos in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 12:18:40

Carrie Lam: Peacefully solving the unrest is a priority

Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam, emphasized that peacefully solving the unrest is the priority. The remarks were made on Tuesday at a press conference in Hong Kong.
Source: CGTN | 2019/11/19 11:03:19

New Hong Kong police commissioner appointed

China's State Council on Tuesday appointed Tang Ping-keung as Commissioner of Police of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), replacing Lo Wai-chung.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 9:50:31

HK High Court's ruling on anti-mask law will worsen situation: experts

A ruling on Monday by Hong Kong's High Court that the anti-mask law enforced by the city government to quell months-long radical protests was “unconstitutional” will only complicate the already tense situation in ignorance of how severe violence has spread in Hong Kong, legal experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 21:33:39

China's legislative body expresses deep concern over HK High Court's ruling on anti-mask law

The Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress expresses deep concern over the Hong Kong's High Court ruling related to the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 9:19:57

US Department of Commerce extends Huawei 90-day reprieve for third time

The US Department of Commerce announced Monday that it will extend a temporary license loosening restrictions on business deals with Chinese tech giant Huawei for another 90 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 7:47:04

15 killed in north China coal mine blast

Fifteen people were killed and nine others injured in a coal mine gas explosion in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 7:36:32

China-Belgium cooperation faces new opportunities, says vice president

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan met Monday with Princess Astrid of Belgium, who is leading an economy and trade delegation to visit China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/19 1:04:15