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Trade talks, forums drive up govt spending

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) spent 12.93 million yuan ($1.88 million) or 25 percent more than budgeted on overseas trips, vehicles and receptions, a result of more frequent overseas trips for trade talks and economy-boosting forums.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 22:48:40

Tsai using HK violence, US visit to win support

With violence over an extradition bill evolving into serious clashes with radical activists and proxy foreign forces confronting those who are determined to safeguard the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, analysts are warning of a coupling of pro-independence forces in Taiwan and separatists in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 22:23:41

Education ministry to enhance foreign student management amid controversy

China's top education authority vowed to enhance management of international students to improve the teaching quality amid controversy over the benefits enjoyed by some international students on Chinese cam-puses.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 20:28:41

China plans US farm product purchases, shows sincerity to reach deal

China is making plans to purchase agricultural products from the US, a gesture experts said shows Beijing's sincerity and goodwill to push forward the bilateral trade negations, and also a firm step of realizing the consensus made by the two heads of state during the G20 meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 20:12:39

First-day surge seen for STAR's 25 debut shares

The first batch of high-tech shares on China's new stock board are expected to gain significantly on the first day of trading on Monday, and some companies may double their IPO prices, market analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 19:28:40

China steps up financial opening-up

Regulatory reforms and risk controls will be the highlight of China's efforts to open up its financial services market as the country allows foreign capital access to more sectors including the bond market, insurance, asset management and pension funds, industry insiders said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 19:28:40

Chinese netizens angered by Pocari Sweat's fence-sitting on Hong Kong

The Hong Kong subsidiary of Japan-based Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co once again apologized on the Twitter-like social platform Weibo on Sunday for the stance of its drink product on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), where radical protesters consider it as an official drink for anti-extradition bill protests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 18:44:02

Two options for China to turn Y-20 strategic cargo plane into aerial tanker: magazine

Chinese military media have offered some suggestions on how to customize the homemade Y-20 cargo plane as the country needs its domestically developed large aerial tanker for a strategic air force.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 17:38:17

Senior CPC official urges political, legal organs to better serve public

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has urged political and legal organs to give full play to their role and better serve the public.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/21 9:17:30

China lifts restrictions on foreign participation in securities companies

China would lift the foreign ownership limits on securities, fund management and futures companies by 2020, a year ahead of schedule, the office of financial stability and development committee under the State Council announced Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/21 8:41:27

HK native Kenneth Fok calls for peaceful means to resolve problems at pro-govt rally

Hong Kong native Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, a deputy to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), has called for peaceful means to resolve the city's problems, during an interview with Global Times (GT) reporters Fan Linzhi and Yang Sheng Saturday at the scene of the anti-violence assembly.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/20 21:42:42

China further opens financial market to foreign investors

China ramped up efforts to further open up its financial market by allowing foreign capital access to more financial services such as the bond market, insurance, asset management and pension funds.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/20 18:51:51

China Southern Airlines begins equity diversification reform, to serve BRI, Bay Area

China Southern Airlines on Saturday announced the start of its equity diversification reform, bringing stated-owned capital worth 30 billion yuan ($4.36 billion) from South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/20 12:14:06

China steps up regulation of web literature to clear vulgar content

The National Copyright Administration of China requested online literature platforms to rectify vulgar content and promote mainstream positive energy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/20 11:44:42

Iran says seizes British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Friday seized the British oil tanker, Stena Impero, in the Strait of Hormuz, an IRGC statement said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/20 8:32:29

China tells US to improve own human rights

Chinese officials and experts on Friday refuted US politicians' criticism of China's religion policies, noting that instead of slandering China's human rights situation, the US should focus more on improving its own human rights record as its wars have caused great humanitarian harm.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 21:58:40

Chinese religious groups slam US attack on nation's policies

Religious groups in China met in Beijing on Friday to express their anger over the US use of "religious freedom?? to attack China's religion policies, according to a release from news portal cpc.people.com.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 21:43:41

Blast hits central China gas factory

An explosion took place Friday at a workshop of a gas plant in the city of Yima, Henan Province, causing multiple injuries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 20:13:09