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China 'prepared against military provocation from Australia'

Australia released two papers on Wednesday that define the country's future defense strategy and military development. According to the papers, Australia will invest heavily in the development and procurement of weapons and equipment, including aggressive, long-range items.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 23:58:40

National security law for HK bolsters anti-riot drive

In a move to clarify offenses that may breach the newly enacted national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a spokesperson with the HKSAR government said on Thursday that the slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Time," has the implications of secessionism, alienating HKSAR from China, changing HKSAR's legal status or subverting the State power under the current circumstances.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 23:48:37

Media show 'old playbook' in covering illegal HK protests

An old playbook of opposition groups and black-clad rioters was staged again on the streets of Hong Kong on Thursday, where some Western and local media again showed their double standards in covering illegal protests in Hong Kong, which had been repeated since 2019's social turmoil.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 22:36:04

'Rubber check' for HK BNO passport holders to backfire

Hong Kong police seized a masked man who stabbed a police officer Wednesday amid the unauthorized rally on his way to his one-way flight to the UK. The violent rally was regarded as a provocation and "one last audacity" after the national security law for Hong Kong Special Autonomous Region (HKSAR) was enacted on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 22:09:00

China suspends imports from meat processors in Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands over coronavirus concerns

China customs said on Thursday that several meat processors in Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands have suspended exports to China since late June, a move which industry insiders said represents part of Beijing's strengthened measures on frozen imports as more cluster infection cases emerged in food processing factories overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 21:33:51

Top health body revises organ donation rule

China's National Health Commission (NHC) has issued a draft for a revision to the Human Organ Transplantation Regulation to solicit public opinions, which includes rules on procurement, fair allocation of organs, legal age for donation and related charges as well as strengthened punishment on trafficking and illegal transplant.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 21:33:40

46 countries voice support to China over Xinjiang topics

The word "Xinjiang" was frequently heard at the ongoing 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as some Western countries and nongovernmental organizations never gave up their attempts to smear China's human rights by hyping the topic, while more countries have expressed their appreciation for China's stance in the region. Experts said that the majority's support showed justice resides in people's hearts and lies about Xinjiang will not fool all.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 21:23:40

China's helicopter carrier expands capability with drone

China's Type 075 amphibious assault ships, the largest warships second only to aircraft carriers, are receiving drone helicopters that can significantly expand their combat capability by providing strong situational awareness, reports suggest, after a full-scale model for an unknown type of drone helicopter was recently spotted on a Type 075 in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 20:49:12

Suspected COVID-19 patient triggers closure of shopping mall in Beijing

A shopping mall in Beijing's Shijingshan district was closed for sanitation work on Thursday after a customer said she tested positive for COVID-19, triggering widespread fear among Beijing residents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 18:49:35

Pompeo ignorant on four areas on HK issues: FM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fabricates and disseminates rumors so frequently that it reveals his ignorance and prejudice against China, the spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, highlighting four things that embody Pompeo's ignorance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 18:44:45

Beijing should continue traffic restrictions despite epidemic easing: expert

Beijing should continue its restrictions on traffic going out of the city despite the easing epidemic situation in the capital experts said Thursday. The city has seen dropping numbers of newly confirmed cases for five consecutive days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 17:18:41

China to honor Korean War veterans with 70th anniversary medals

China on Thursday announced that it will issue commemorative medals on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the Korean War (1950-53) against the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 14:48:41

Stranded near crematorium in New Delhi, Chinese man hopes to find way back home

Every day, Zhou Ze (pseudonym), witnesses corpses being brought here one by one, and then sees them being burned with firewood. Zhou seems quite calm when talking about the crematorium in New Delhi, where he has been staying for more than three months, as if he has become accustomed to the frightening scenes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 12:29:46

China appoints secretary general of HKSAR committee for safeguarding national security

State Council appointed Eric Chan Kwok-ki as secretary general of Hong Kong committee for safeguarding national security in accordance with newly enacted National Security Law for HK: Xinhua
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 12:19:14

Expanding right of abode to HK BNO passport holders violates international law: Chinese Embassy in UK

The Chinese Embassy in the UK strongly opposes the UK's violation of international law and basic norms regarding international relations, after the UK attempted to expand the residency rights of Hong Kong residents holding British National Overseas (BNO) passports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 10:22:41

COVID-19 vaccine development lab, production department completed in Wuhan

China's first COVID-19 vaccine development lab and the only vaccine producing department at P3 level in Central China were completed in Wuhan, Hubei Province, on Wednesday, with the ability to produce about 100 million doses of vaccine per year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 7:48:40

Govt think tank adviser addresses 9 key questions on natl security law for HK

The national security law is different from ordinary legislation in every country. It allows different law enforcement from ordinary criminal charges ranging from arrest, indictment, interrogation and sentencing. It also guarantees special powers for law enforcement and executive authorities, to secure national security.
Source: | 2020/7/2 2:07:18

Chinese netizens display calmness and restraint on issues related to border clash

In contrast to Indian nationalist uproar that led to calls to boycott Chinese products, Chinese netizens have been displaying a sense of calmness and restraint on issues related to the border clash, urging both sides to solve disputes in an orderly and friendly manner.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 0:51:08