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10 million students ready for toughest exam amid pandemic and floods

In a twist of fate, 10 million students in China mostly born in 2002, the year when the SARS outbreak emerged in the country and left many scars, are about to take the toughest examinations of their lives on Tuesday, with unforgettable and painful memories caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 21:18:40

Fast track border passage for China, Mongolia to reboot trade links

China and Mongolia have implemented a “fast track” entry agreement amid the lingering COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the orderly and safe flow of people and goods across borders at border cities since Friday, China's Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 21:07:50

Chinese citizens are urged not to travel to Canada

The Chinese Embassy to Canada has urged Chinese nationals to exercise caution in planning trips to Canada, which Chinese experts see as a step toward broader termination of trade and investment ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 20:58:40

China adds anti-epidemic worker, internet marketer to official professions list

China has added nine new professions on its official list of occupations, including internet marketer and blockchain application operator, as the country moves to diversify its job market and attract more people to the internet industry amid economic pressure brought by the coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 20:41:38

India keeps itself away from East Asian value chain as it refuses to join RCEP: expert

India is distancing itself from the value chain of the East Asian Economy, and it always wants to pay in little but want too much out of joining international organizations such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a Chinese expert said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 20:38:40

China issues travel alert to Canada as ties sink over Ottawa's move on HK

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday issued a travel alert to Canada, citing Canada's domestic protests at a time when bilateral relations further wane over Canada's suspension of an extradition treaty with Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:38:40

HK launches first MSCI Futures contracts

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) on Monday launched a suite of futures contracts based on Asia and emerging market benchmarks compiled by global index provider MSCI in an effort to press forward its internationalization strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:28:40

India begins to target Chinese investment, inviting Chinese retaliation

India is posturing for a complete economic decoupling from China, willing to decapitate its high-tech upstarts as media reports suggested a key technology venture risked facing a cut-off from Chinese capital.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:18:40

Chinese A-shares soar as bull run sets in

Chinese mainland shares rocketed on Monday, turning in the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index's biggest one-day gain in five years, as a continued surge in securities stocks ignites investor confidence for the start of a bull run in the world's second-largest economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:03:40

China hopes France can 'independently make choices' on Huawei's 5G

It is hoped that France can “independently make its choices based on its own interests” and provide an open, unbiased, and non-discriminatory business environment for enterprises from all countries including China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 17:17:34

US military drills in S.China Sea have ulterior motives, meant to flex muscle: FM

The US has ulterior motives by intentionally sending heavy forces into the South China Sea for large-scale drills and flexing its muscles, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 17:13:40

HK education bureau to remove books carrying content forbidden by national security law

The Hong Kong education bureau has vowed to remove textbooks and reading materials in schools that involve inciting subversion, separatism and other illegal content forbidden by the national security law, and will regularly check if such books exist within campuses.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 15:27:05

Netizens mock Wong as a 'running rat' amid questions over foreign funding

Chinese netizens mocked Hong Kong pro-Western secessionist Joshua Wong Chi-fung for being "a running rat with everyone shouting to smack it," after a video of him being scolded by a resident recently went viral.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 14:12:07

Call for TCM to be renamed 'Taiwan medicine' slammed online

A recent suggestion made by Yu Shyi-kun, Taiwan Island's legislative head and also member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), to change the term "Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)" to "Traditional Taiwan Medicine" at a TCM academic seminar on Sunday led to a wave of mockery among netizens and experts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 11:33:40

Huawei open to discussions after UK reportedly set to phase it out of 5G network

Chinese tech giant Huawei said it “remains open to discussions with the government” and is “finding ways with customers to manage the proposed US? restrictions so the UK can maintain its lead in 5G,” after media reported the UK is set to phase out the use of Huawei in its 5G network this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 11:21:46

Beijing reports single-digit cases for 8 consecutive days, eyes zero this week

Beijing on Sunday recorded one new COVID-19 infection, marking the capital's eighth consecutive day of single-digit cases, and experts said reporting no new confirmed cases is possible this week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 10:21:42

US redeployment of B-52H in Guam a blatant show of muscle: expert

The move by the Pentagon to relocate the B-52H strategic bomber to Guam in the western Pacific and dual US aircraft carriers staging exercises in the South China Sea amid large-scale exercises conducted by the People's Liberation Army's Navy in the South China Sea is not a coincidence but a blatant "show of muscle."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/5 23:48:40

New NGO to operate China's Confucius Institutes, 'disperse misinterpretation'

A center for Chinese language education and cooperation has been launched under the Ministry of Education and the brand of Confucius Institutes will be fully operated by a newly established non-governmental foundation, according to a statement posted by China's Confucius Institute Headquarters on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/5 23:18:40