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China ready to defend against drone attacks after Saudi Arabia oil hit

Chinese military observers turned their attention to the threats from drones after two major oil installations of Saudi Arabia were attacked by drones on Saturday, saying on Monday China has a full range of countermeasures, including detection and interception systems.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 20:48:39

Hong Kong riots force out-of-town talents to look elsewhere

It's a city full of vitality and opportunities. Over the years, people have been coming here to work and study. It could be said that Hong Kong, the global financial hub lived up to their expectations before the months-long unrest sowed the seeds of distress among them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 17:44:55

Xi goes to central China on inspection tour

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, went on an inspection tour in central China's Henan Province Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/16 19:46:48

Iran says not to talk with US over new nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that the Islamic republic is not interested in talks with the United States over a new agreement on the country's nuclear program, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/16 19:28:41

Chinese premier eyes practical cooperation with Russia to higher level

China and Russia will take stock of the progress that has been made and plan for the future to raise the bilateral practical cooperation to a higher level, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in an interview published on a Russian newspaper on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/16 19:24:49

Iran denies US claims about Saudi Aramco attacks

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied the "pointless" US claims that Iran is behind recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil establishments.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/16 13:13:51

Lawmaker claims Hong Kong rioters set office on fire

Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu on Saturday night said on Facebook and the Twitter-like Sina Weibo that "rioters had set fire" to his office in Tsuen Wan district, which was vandalized by protesters in July and was being renovated.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 23:08:39

HK residents clean up anti-government messages in response to ongoing protests

As China was observing the Mid-Autumn Day festival holiday over the past three days, patriotic residents in Hong Kong staged various activities in response to the city's ongoing protests. The past weekend marked the 15th consecutive week of protests in the city. A Global Times reporter at the site of the protest noticed that the number of black-clad frontliners was fewer than in previous weekends.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 22:48:39

Shenzhen airport sees jump in passengers, cargo business as HK declines

The Shenzhen airport in South China's Guangdong Province on Sunday reported significant rises in both passenger and cargo traffic, presenting a stark contrast to the airport in the neighboring Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), where normal operations have been hit hard by persistent political unrest for more than three months.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 22:43:39

Companies return to Hong Kong IPOs

The gradually stabilizing situation in Hong Kong is one reason that companies are resuming IPOs on the Hong Kong bourse, analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 22:38:39

Tourism revenue during Mid-Autumn Festival shows 8.7 percent gain in China

Tourism revenue and travel activity in China increased steadily during the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, offering fresh evidence of stable consumer spending at a critical time when the economy faces persistent downward pressure.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 22:33:39

Ministry rules on South Pole

All Chinese mainland travel agencies must submit applications before organizing trips to the South Pole scientific research station, according to a draft guideline issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 22:18:40

Hong Kong residents voice support for police, national unity

Hundreds of Hong Kong residents gathered at the Amoy Plaza in Kowloon on Saturday despite a heat wave, who sang China's national anthem to show their support to a teacher beaten by protesters for singing that song days ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/15 10:38:34

HK police recalls clash with rioters, calling end to violence

Hong Kong police officer surnamed Lau on Friday recalled the night he fended off rioters on July 30, saying he did not want to hurt anyone, though he was holding a rifle.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/13 18:02:41

US Congress panel demands internal records from 4 tech giants amid antitrust probe

The US House Judiciary Committee issued letters to Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google on Friday, demanding their internal communications, a move that has intensified the ongoing antitrust investigation over the country's tech industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/14 9:53:12

London Stock Exchange rejects takeover bid from HKEX

London Stock Exchange group (LSEG) announced Friday that the board rejected "the unsolicited, preliminary and highly conditional proposal from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) to acquire the entire share capital of LSEG".
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/14 9:30:33

China decides to exempt US pork, soybeans from additional tariffs

China on Friday announced it would exempt US soybeans and pork from additional punitive tariffs, a move expected to ease the trade conflict between the two economic powers, and create good conditions for the upcoming trade talks.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/13 20:45:07

WTA Hong Kong Open is postponed following months of unrest

The WTA Hong Kong Open tennis tournament has been postponed, organizers said on Friday, citing the "present situation" after months of violent protests and unrest .
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/13 12:30:36