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China's PPI decline slows in June, indicating mild market improvement

China's producer price index (PPI), a gauge of factory inflation, dropped 3 percent in June compared to the same period last year, but improving from a 3.7 percent drop in May amid a mild recovery in international and domestic demand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 12:11:05

China-US relations face most serious challenge since establishment of ties: FM

China-US relations are facing their most serious challenge since the establishment of diplomatic ties, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, noting that he hoped that the US will build a more objective understanding of China, and a more rational policy toward the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 10:50:02

No need for US consent on LERS regime: HK financial chief

There is no need to ask for US consent on a decades-old exchange rate system linking Hong Kong's local currency and the US dollar, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said Wednesday, as the recent investors' chase after Chinese assets underpins the strength of the local currency.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 23:48:40

China, Russia reaffirm mutual support on core interests, sovereignty

Chinese and Russian leaders exchanged support for each other on safeguarding sovereignty and security and opposing external intervention during a Wednesday phone conversation, which covered issues such as China's newly adopted national security law for Hong Kong and Russia's recently passed amended constitution.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 23:23:40

US military's frequent close-up air recons on China's coastal area 'dangerous'

US military aircraft reportedly conducted close-up reconnaissance operations on China's southern coast for three consecutive days, which is a dangerous sign, as the moves could let the US grasp the technical parameters, locations and movements of the Chinese military's weapons and equipment over the South China Sea and Taiwan island, Chinese military experts warned on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 23:08:41

Collecting DNA samples from people arrested for violating security law in HK 'normal practice'

The South China Morning Post reported that collecting DNA was rare in handling protest-related offenses, such as rioting, illegal assembly or assaulting police officers. The practice was usually reserved for gathering evidence to prove charges over drug possession, sexual assaults or other serious assaults, citing lawyer Janet Pang Ho-yan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 22:25:09

Reckless withdrawal

Cutting ties with WHO as US' COVID-19 cases approached 3 million? Illustration: GT
Source: | 2020/7/8 20:01:20

Russia firmly backs China's efforts to safeguard national security in Hong Kong: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that his country firmly supports China's efforts to safeguard national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/8 19:38:12

Chinese fear going to Australia despite hospitality campaign

Chinese students expressed concerns about studying in Australia, and travel agencies are pessimistic about tourism prospects for the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, racism and anti-China sentiment in Australia, despite a campaign expected to repair ties damaged by political tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 19:03:40

HK doesn't need US consent for its exchange rate system: HK financial chief

There's no need to ask for US consent on a decades-old exchange rate system linking Hong Kong's local currency and the US dollar, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said on Wednesday, as the recent chase after Chinese assets underpins the strength of the local currency.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 13:57:03

Aussie travel warning another defaming tactic against China: experts

Rejecting a warning by the Australian government that their residents could face "arbitrary detention" if they go to China, Chinese observers said that the warning is clearly a defaming tactic aimed at slandering China's judicial system and stoking up antipathy towards China among the Australian public, which could further damage the fragile bilateral relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 18:03:21

Chinese govt welcomes WHO's upcoming visit on virus tracing: FM

The Chinese government has agreed that the World Health Organization (WHO) will send experts to Beijing on a scientific plan for coronavirus tracing, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 17:33:42

Huge gap between Chinese and US nuclear arsenals causes concerns

US officials have been making a lot of noises about China joining the US-Russia negotiation on nuclear arms reduction, but China has no interest in joining, given the huge gap between the nuclear arsenal of China and those of the US and Russia, and China has the need to improve its military capabilities, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 17:31:08

China to impose visa restrictions on US officials who act maliciously on Tibetan issue

China will impose visa restrictions on some US personnel who have behaved badly on Tibet-related affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry said, following a statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the US will restrict visas for some Chinese officials over Tibet
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 15:52:37

China considers suing rumor-mongering researchers and think tanks for libel

Sources say that China is considering suing Adrian Zenz and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) who have long published and disseminated disinformation about China for libel.
Source: | 2020/7/8 15:52:30

500 Hubei gaokao candidates trapped in floods sent to exam rooms by forklift

Around 500 senior high school students sitting for the college entrance examination, or gaokao, were trapped in floods triggered by torrential rains in Huangmei county, Central China's Hubei Province, on Wednesday, prompting local authorities to use a forklift truck to bring them to safety.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 13:23:40

Huawei registers trademarks for HarmonyOS

Huawei has recently filed a number of trademarks related to HarmonyOS in China, giving rise to industry speculation that the self-developed operating system (OS) could be applied to new products the firm will release this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 11:57:45

China's first aircraft with homegrown high-speed satellite internet system makes maiden flight

China's first aircraft with a homegrown high-speed satellite internet system successfully completed its maiden flight on Tuesday, according to media reports. Passengers onboard could access internet services at speeds higher than 100 megabytes at a height over 10,000 meters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 9:48:41