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Second Canadian sentenced to death in China this week on drugs charges


A Chinese court on Friday sentenced a Canadian citizen to death for manufacturing and transporting illicit drugs, the second Canadian to receive the death sentence on drugs-related charges this week.

NPC reviews report about delayed HK LegCo election, asked to arrange council term

NPC reviews report about delayed HK LegCo, asked to arrange council term
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/8 19:55:26

Chinese FM lodges solemn representation with BBC over false reports on Xinjiang

BBC on Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are filled with false and farfetched information that has been deliberately pieced together and filled with subjective assumption, said a statement Chinese Foreign Ministry posted on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/8 12:09:17

Best way to honor General Scowcroft is to put China-US relationship back on right track: Embassy

The best way to honor General Scocroft is for both sides to work together to put China-US relations back on the right track despite current disturbances and difficulties, the Chinese Embassy in the US said on Saturday following the passing of General Brent Scowcroft, former US National Security Adviser to the President and old friend of the Chinese people, who made a great contribution to promote bilateral cooperation in difficult times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/8 19:05:53

'Fearless' HK officials oppose 'meaningless' US sanctions

Officials in Hong Kong on Saturday expressed strong opposition to the latest sanctions imposed by the US, stressing they will never be intimidated by such an act of hooliganism, which will have no impact on them.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/8 17:38:05

N. China's Inner Mongolia reports second plague death in one week, plans to set up Level-III emergency response system

North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region reported one new plague death on Saturday, the second one found in the region within one week. The regional government has announced a plan to build a Level-III emergency prevention system for the plague covering the whole region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/8 17:00:16

Liaison office director Luo ridicules Trump over latest sanctions

"I don't have any assets abroad. Isn't it a waste of effort to impose sanctions? Of course, I could send $100 to Mr Trump for him to freeze," said Luo Huining, director of the central government's liaison office in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), in a humorous response on Saturday to US' sanctions imposed on 11 officials from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/8 14:09:12

Real-time update on coronavirus outbreak

Latest in battle against coronavirus
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

Upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan policy package attracts wide attention

As China moves toward its first centennial goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by the end of 2020, the upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) for national economic and social development has drawn domestic and international attention since it will lay the foundation for China to step into an era of a great modern country amid increasing external uncertainties and realize national rejuvenation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 23:38:40

Full text of Yang Jiechi's signed article on China-US relations

A signed article by Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee was published Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/7 17:31:13

China's chief diplomat slams US politicians' efforts to undermine China-US ties

A signed article by Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, was published Friday, calling for stable ties and mutual respect. It also criticized US politicians who deliberately distort and attempt to undermine China-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 21:48:03

Reported US drone sale to Taiwan a political stunt: experts

China on Friday sharply criticized a reported plan by the US to sell military drones to the island of Taiwan, saying that the move seriously undermines China's sovereignty and security interests. Mainland experts noted that the potential sale is more of a political stun that has little military value.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 20:43:41

Disqualified candidates should be banned from possible temporary LegCo: analysts

The standing committee of China's top legislature is likely to approve a resolution during the four-day session starting Saturday on the outgoing Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to avoid a potential "vacuum period" resulting from the postponed LegCo election.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 20:13:40

US executive orders targeting Chinese apps a 'shameless' act of hegemony: FM

The US will eventually taste the bitter fruit of choosing self-interest over market principles, intl rules, which will only lead to the decline of morality, national image, and intl trust: Chinese FM on US executive orders targeting TikTok and WeChat
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 16:01:58