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HK Mid-Autumn Festival takes on gloomy hue

Hongkongers are facing what is likely to be a cheerless Mid-Autumn Festival, an occasion for celebrating family reunions which falls on Friday, as many are unlikely to go out for dinner due to radical protests, some local residents and business representatives said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 20:32:47

Chinese, Pakistani air forces wrap up unprecedented mock battle exercises

Chinese and Pakistani air forces wrapped up the half-month-long Shaheen VIII joint exercises in northwestern China on Friday, during which systematic mock battles were conducted for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 17:55:09

Authorities launch new measures to stabilize pork prices ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival

Authorities across different cities in China have announced new measures in recent days to ensure pork supply and stabilize pork prices ahead of the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival holidays, an uptick demand season, after the country's price of pork sees a costlier ride amid an outbreak of African swine fever.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 17:48:39

China sends H-6K bombers to Russia for strategic drills

Russia on Saturday held a grand welcoming ceremony upon the arrival of Chinese armed forces, including well-anticipated Type 96A tanks and H-6K bombers, for the upcoming Tsentr-2019 (Center-2019) strategic drills.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 16:43:11

Xi condoles Mugabe's death

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday sent a message of condolences to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the passing of the country's former president Robert Mugabe.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/7 21:16:17

China's Future Science Prize announces 2019 winners

Future Science Prize, China's first privately-funded scientific award, announced its 2019 winners in Beijing on Saturday, awarding $1 million in cash in each category to help promote basic research and encourage scientific talents in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/7 18:11:37

185-bln-yuan deals signed at China-Arab States Expo

A total of 287 deals worth about 185.42 billion yuan (26 billion US dollars) have been signed so far at the fourth China-Arab States Expo in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/7 10:50:16

Iran takes further step to downgrade commitments to nuclear deal

Iran said on Friday it had taken a step to further downgrade its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with the world's most powerful nations, according to Iranian media, in retaliation to US sanctions reimposed on Tehran.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/6 22:23:40

China pays tribute to Mugabe

China paid tribute to Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe, after the former guerrilla leader died on Friday at the age of 95.
Source: Agencies | 2019/9/6 22:13:40

HK eyes greater opportunity with regional integration

Hong Kong, as an international center for trade, finance and shipping, could help enterprises in the Pearl River Delta Region expand their presence in the international market and help Chinese mainland cities attract foreign investment, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/6 19:53:40

Huawei unveils 'revolutionary' 5G chipset amid US pressure

Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled its latest high-end system-on-chip (SoC) 5G chipset, Kirin 990, on Friday in Beijing, which the company calls a new breakthrough amid the ongoing US crackdown.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/6 18:33:40

Xi meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/6 18:20:45

Highly decorated war veteran kept his glory from public for decades

Zhang Fuqing's many certificates and medals of honor had never been unveiled until 62 years later. A yellowing meritorious service certificate shows that he destroyed four enemy pillboxes and served as a commando many times during the War of Liberation (1946-49).
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/6 15:43:40

Xi stresses colleges' role in boosting agricultural prosperity

Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged agricultural colleges to strengthen moral education and talent cultivation to promote the country's agricultural development.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/6 13:23:48

PM Johnson to make second bid to call snap election in Britain's "Brexit Duel"

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is to make a second bid on Monday to call a general election is what will be a duel over Brexit between Britain's two political giants.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/6 9:17:03

Pan-Pearl River Delta can be boon to HK

After announcing a four-action plan to ease social unrest in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor headed for the 2019 Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Cooperation Chief Executive Joint Conference, seeking more opportunities for Hong Kong companies and young Hongkongers during the economic downturn.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 23:53:40

Taiwan-based author slammed by media for defending protesters

Taiwan-based author Lung Ying-tai's Facebook post defending radical protesters in Hong Kong was slammed by media and netizens for glorifying radical protesters and inciting conflict between the mainland and Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 23:43:40

Yuen Long bill pioneers to restore rule of law, address social problems: expert

Hong Kong's Yuen Long District Council became the first council in Hong Kong to pass a bill to curb violence, which experts hailed as a pioneering step to restore the rule of law and address social problems.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 23:14:55