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China suspends HKSAR legal assistance treaties with New Zealand

China said it would suspend the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s extradition and legal assistance treaties with New Zealand, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Monday. Analysts noted New Zealand should refrain from making a bad move, like meddling in Hong Kong affairs, to ruin the prospects of China-NZ relations despite pressure from Australia and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 21:48:40

Pompeo's accusation against China over illegal fishing groundless: embassy

Chinese Embassy in Ecuador and oceanography experts have called accusations from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo false and groundless, after he smeared China for "illegal and unregulated over-fishing" near Ecuador in the East Pacific.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 18:33:19

China suspends HKSAR legal assistance agreement with New Zealand: FM

China has decided to suspend the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s extradition treaty and agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with New Zealand as New Zealand has politicized judicial cooperation and interfered in China's internal affairs by suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a press briefing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 17:35:17

'Independent' observation based on lies in Xinjiang unaccepted

China will not accept so-called independent observation of human rights in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as it is only some countries' trick to crack down against countries who are different from theirs and it will not bring justice but only indulge those rumor-mongers, the Chinese Embassy in France said Sunday in response to France's recent suggestion of a UN-led observer mission to evaluate the treatment of the Uygurs in Xinjiang.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 23:28:40

'Germany's epidemic won't affect flight policy with China'

Faced with a COVID-19 resurgence in Europe and the foreign employees' needs to return to China, public health experts said the current situation is unlikely to seriously affect China and change the current arrangement of international flights.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 23:03:40

Interview with South China Sea think tank head shows three possibilities risking China-US military conflict

In an exclusive interview with the Global Times reporters Liu Xuanzun and Guo Yuandan on Thursday, Hu Bo, director of SCSPI, introduced why the SCSPI platform releases the information to the public, and the characteristics of US military activities in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 18:28:40

Australia takes side in China-India border standoff, experts warn of instigation

Chinese experts warned India of Australia's instigation on the eased border standoff with China after Australia's High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell expressed support for India over the issue during a recent meeting with the Indian external affairs minister.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 20:12:54

Targeting education, culture a sign New Delhi is ramping up disputes with China: observer

Targeting Confucius Institutes and removing Chinese from the list of examples of foreign languages are among a slew of recent moves by the Indian government signaling that New Delhi is planning to upgrade the gradually subduing border conflict with Beijing to the education and cultural exchange level, a move experts called so dangerous that could hurt the cornerstone of China-India relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 22:38:40

Forced China-India economic decoupling goes against the trend: Chinese envoy to India

A forced decoupling of the Chinese and Indian economies goes against the trend, China's Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said at a webinar on Thursday, in a fresh reminder that New Delhi needs to rectify its hostility toward Chinese investment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/1 15:44:05

Xi says ready to push for continued advancement of China-Nepal ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday that he attaches great importance to the development of China-Nepal relations and is willing to work with his Nepali counterpart, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, to push for continued advancement of the bilateral relationship.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/1 8:09:00

Pompeo slanders China to serve his own political interests: FM

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claim that the "threat from CPC is very real" disregards the facts, turns black into white, and is a hotch-potch of political lies, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Friday, adding that Pompeo slanders China to serve his own political interests and divert the public's attention while the US is in a public health and economic crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/31 18:13:08

Mongolia to hand over first batch of 30,000 sheep to China

Mongolia is planning to give the first batch of its donation of 30,000 sheep to China in September, a senior official from the Mongolian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/31 15:46:33

Chinese Ambassador to the UK slams Western media lies on Xinjiang related issues

Ambassador Liu Xiaoming slammed Western media fake news on issues relating to Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region during a press conference Thursday, noting that the issues have nothing to do with human rights, ethnic groups or religions, but rather the fighting against violent terrorism, separatism and extremists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/31 1:51:52

COVID-19 spike worries Chinese in Australia

As Australia's virus-hit state of Victoria recorded its worst death toll and case rise, Chinese living in this country have expressed their desire to return to China, and criticized Canberra's missteps in containing the virus, while virologists predicted another four months is needed for the contagion to subside.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 21:42:51

FBI intelligence activities against China will backfire

Amid increasing China-US tensions, the FBI issued a notice in Chinese to recruit translators, indicating the intelligence camp is accelerating its targeted attacks on Chinese people, analysts said on Thursday, warning that collecting wrong and outdated information from people with limited knowledge of today's China will lead to extreme policies and dangerous McCarthyism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 20:53:46

Australia likely to face unbearable consequences

The US and Australia are teaming up to levy criticism against China and vow to strengthen military cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, especially after the meetings between their foreign and defense ministers. Experts warned that by cooperating with the US' anti-China policies, Australia, as an opportunist, would not climb to a more important position in the region as it has always longed for, but will face unbearable consequences by undermining its ties with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 23:48:40

EU sanctions on HK 'symbolic'

The European Union (EU)'s sanctions on China over the Hong Kong affairs are a "symbolic gesture" to strike a balance between Washington and Beijing, as the measures will only have a limited impact on Hong Kong, observers noted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 23:33:40

Reports of so-called Chinese hackers targeting the Vatican will not affect bilateral ties: expert

Media reports claiming that Chinese hackers have been targeting the Vatican's computer networks since May will not affect China-Vatican ties and #Pope Francis has been maintaining a good, kind attitude toward China so far, according to an expert and a Chinese Father in the Vatican
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 22:12:45