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Flags sell fast ahead of National Day

As the National Day approaches, national flags, flag buntings, balloons, flag stickers, lanterns and other celebration paraphernalia are selling like hotcakes on China's e-commerce platforms, and flag manufacturers are rushing to make more flags.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 22:48:40

China-Cambodia ties stable despite gambling discord: observer

Chinese observers dismissed rumors that about 100,000 Chinese left Cambodia in seven days as the country clamped down on illegal gambling.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 21:33:40

Netizens call for civil servant who may be a protester to be fired

Chinese netizens have called on the Hong Kong customs department to fire one of its officers, who was recognized to be a protester after his mask was removed by a resident on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 20:48:40

China rejects Vietnam's accusations about infringing on its sovereignty

China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday reiterated that China has sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the Nansha Islands and adjacent waters nearing Vanguard Bank, rejecting Vietnam's repeated claims that China's research in the area has infringed on its sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/18 20:13:40

Hong Kong social unrest reflects housing woes

Thousands of high-rise buildings, countless skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour illuminating the skyline reflect the economic success story of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 20:43:40

Lu Hsiu-lien's bid for regional leadership shows divisions among Taiwan secessionists: experts

Lu Hsiu-lien, the former vice regional leader of the island of Taiwan, announced on Monday that she will join the race for the 2020 Taiwan regional leadership election as an independent candidate, which shows the internal strife among Taiwan secessionists, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 23:33:40

China, Russia to jointly deal with global challenges

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in St. Petersburg for an official three-day visit to Russia, with observers saying on Tuesday that China and Russia are the two major powers capable of effectively balancing the uncertainties caused by US unilateralism in the international arena.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 22:38:42

First AI bus debuts in Shanghai with customized services

China's first AI custom bus debuted in Shanghai on Tuesday. Its services include customized routes, making the bus as convenient as a cab, only much cheaper, according to the makers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 21:23:40

HK lawmakers slams US over bill

Hong Kong lawmakers and media on Tuesday slammed the US for colluding with Hong Kong secessionists to pass the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, saying it is absurd and interferes in the city's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 21:13:40

Boeing says China will need more than 8,000 airplanes in next 20 years

Boeing forecast that Chinese carriers will need 8,090 new airplanes in the next 20 years, worth nearly $1.3 trillion. It also forecast that approximately $1.6 trillion in services will be necessary to meet airplane passenger traffic demand in China, which is expected to grow by 6 percent annually.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 11:48:08

HK MTR to conduct investigation on train derailment, won't rule out any possibilities

A train derailed at Hong Kong's Hung Hom Station on Tuesday morning, causing MTR services from the station to Mong Kok East Station to be temporarily suspended, local media reports said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/17 11:10:40

HK official slams Moody's outlook change

Finance Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Paul Chan hit back at Moody's revision of Hong Kong's credit outlook as lacking factual support, hours after the US rating firm changed the city's credit outlook, downgrading it from “stable” to “negative.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 23:57:21

Police arrest 1,400 since June, 89 for weekend's violence at illegal protest

Hong Kong police have arrested more than 1,400 people since June, and 89 of them were detained for the past weekend's unauthorized assembly, as violent protests entered their 100th day on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 23:18:40

Netizens slam BNP Paribas for 'perfunctory' statement on HK employee

Chinese netizens urged a boycott of BNP Paribas and demanded that it dismiss one of its Hong Kong-based employees for supporting Hong Kong riots and secessionism, following a previous statement from the bank that was widely deemed as “not sincere and perfunctory.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 22:56:01

Mainland netizens outraged about alleged HSBC employee's online posts criticizing Hong Kong police

A post circulating on China's social media platform Weibo on Monday said Alex Wong, who is reportedly an employee of the London-based banking giant HSBC, has been defaming police in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 22:18:25

Moutai madness grips Costco shoppers

US retailer Costco's luxury liquor Kweichow Moutai bottles sold out at half the market price during the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, leading the chairman of the liquor company to secretly visit the retailers and urge them not to speculate with the liquor.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 22:13:40

Cybersecurity week kicks off in China

As the 2019 China Cybersecurity Week kicked off in Tianjin on Monday, Chinese experts called for enhanced measures to improve the country's own cyberspace management system so that it can be more resilient amid external threats from the global cyberspace community.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 21:18:40

China to partly restore Old Summer Palace after rare historical documents rediscovered

Officials will restore historic ruins at the Old Summer Palace by using recently rediscovered rare manuscripts that contain critical construction details.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 20:53:39