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GOP lawmakers use China Task Force to boost political careers

Anti-China politicians in the US House of Representatives once again proposed a bill to support Taiwan separatism, and to provoke the Chinese mainland by allowing Taiwan authority's personnel to perform official duties in the US, and requiring the Pentagon to prevent the Chinese mainland from reunifying with the island by force.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 22:07:27

HK rioters slammed for holding rallies in support of 12 suspects caught by mainland

Netizens from both the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Autonomous Region (HKSAR) slammed Hong Kong activists after Hong Kong riot leaders revealed that rallies will be held in 30 countries from Friday to Sunday in support of the 12 Hong Kong suspects detained by mainland police after illegally crossing into mainland waters while trying to escape to the island of Taiwan two months earlier.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 21:58:40

HK rioters criticized for meddling in Thai protests

Hong Kong separatists are using recent protests in Thailand to increase their public profile, as their separatist activities in Hong Kong have been strictly contained after the national security law for the city came into effect, and their support for the unrest in Thailand is being criticized and mocked by Hong Kong residents, as some said "they cheer for more turmoil elsewhere after they failed in Hong Kong."
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 22:22:44

Hong Kong health authority apologizes for Indian consulate staff's quarantine exemption

Hong Kong's health authority made an apology on Monday for a quarantine exemption arrangement of an Indian visitor, who was diagnosed as a confirmed case of COVID-19 on October 15 after arriving to and leaving the airport on the same day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 18:29:26

Vlogger compares Taiwan healthcare with medical insurance in Chinese mainland, sparking debate

A vlogger from the island of Taiwan uploaded a video to compare the healthcare in Taiwan with the medical insurance of the Chinese mainland in accordance with her own experience, pointing out that the former has stood still for a long time, while the latter is developing and constantly improving.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 16:13:40

Mainland blasts DPP for distorting facts of espionage cases

The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Friday blasted the mainland affairs council on the island of Taiwan for distorting facts of recently revealed espionage cases in an ill attempt to deflect responsibility and blame the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/16 22:13:40

Blocking surrender of HK murder suspect Chan a 'DPP political maneuver'

The Taiwan authority continues to let political maneuvers override justice, given its latest attempts to impede the entry request from a murder suspect, whose case triggered Hong Kong's extradition bill and months-long unrest last year, seeking to surrender, observers said, after a reverend helped Chan Tong-kaithe suspect apply for a visa to the island, and reportedly failed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 23:24:30

HK rejects Taiwan charter plane carrying 'defense personnel,' reflects one-China principle: observer

A charter plane carrying Taiwan personnel from "coast guard and defense authority" was reportedly rejected and forced to return by the management authority at Hong Kong's flight information region (FIR) in the South China Sea on Thursday, which observers said reflects the one-China principle and cross-Straits tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 23:03:40

'Don't say we didn't warn you': People's Daily commentary issues stern warning to Taiwan secessionists

"Don't say we didn't warn you." China's national newspaper the People's Daily addressed intelligence agents on the island of Taiwan in a commentary published on Thursday, urging them to cease rampant spying activities on the Chinese mainland or face consequences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 14:30:40

National flag, emblem law amended, helping enhance HK patriotism

A draft amendment to the Chinese National Flag Law and National Emblem Law was submitted on Tuesday to the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) for a second review. The amendment expands the scope for displaying the national flag and emblem in Hong Kong not only in government agencies and schools but also in all public cultural and sports facilities, in order to enhance the patriotic consciousness of Hong Kong people, a lawmaker said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 21:11:56

Taiwan spies use cross-Straits exchanges, mainland think tank meetings to gather intelligence: sources

Taiwan's separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority has increased its intelligence gathering activities against the Chinese mainland, and the state security agency of the mainland told the Global Times that two Taiwan spies have been detained in the mainland for providing intelligence about mainland officials, think tank experts and journalists to Taiwan intelligence agencies, and for prying the mainland's internal documents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 19:09:15

Joshua Wong's doxxing of Shenzhen police officers shows 'lack of penitence'

After Hong Kong riot leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung released information on mainland police officers, colluded with foreign forces, and incited anti-mainland sentiment, experts and lawyers have called for him to be punished for his lack of penitence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 14:08:40

HK police redefine 'media representatives' to improve local media ecology

When a riot broke out in Yau Tsim Mong district on September 6, a cross-dressing man who wore a fluorescent yellow vest which reads "press," fell to the ground and began to tremble, pretending to have been hit by a police pepper bomb. Imaginary dramas like this have been staged repeatedly in Hong Kong SAR since last year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 0:25:39

Taiwan spy used Europe academic post to infiltrate mainland, harm China-Europe ties: sources

Sources in the Chinese mainland's state security agency recently provided details to the Global Times of the case against a Taiwan spy who used his academic post in Europe as a cover to collect intelligence, recruit mainland personnel to become Taiwan spies, and sow discord between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and other nations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 19:10:38

Xi's Shenzhen visit to boost confidence in HK's development

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the special economic zone will help instill much-needed confidence for future development of the neighboring city of Hong Kong, whose economy was shattered by riots and the COVID-19 pandemic, said observers, noting that Hong Kong has to lean closer to the Chinese mainland to achieve better development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 20:43:21

HKSAR chief executive postpones policy address

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Monday announced that she will postpone her annual policy address originally scheduled on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 19:43:35

HK postpones address as Lam will visit Beijing to seek policy support

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will postpone this year's annual policy address which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, as Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been invited to attend the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone's anniversary event on the same day and she will visit Beijing to seek central government policy support. Lam announced the decision at a news conference on Monday, and added that she aims to deliver the policy address by the end of November. Lam said she has been invited to visit the capital Beijing this month after the Shenzhen event and hold discussions on a list of measures on Hong Kong's development with central government officials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 16:58:47

HK new civil servants required to swear to uphold Basic Law: secretary

Relevant preparatory work is underway for the requirement of new civil servants employed from July 1 to pledge to uphold the Basic Law and swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said the Secretary for the Civil Service in Hong Kong, Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/11 15:29:44