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Stay on the Right Track and Keep Pace with the Times to Ensure the Right Direction for China-US Relations: Wang Yi

At the outset, I would like to congratulate you on the opening of the Forum. I also wish to use this opportunity to thank and pay tribute to the people from all sectors who have long been committed to China-US relations. I want to thank Dr. Kissinger for supporting this Forum. Every time I talked with him, I was most impressed by his profound, strategic thinking on the world and on China-US relations.
Source: | 2020/7/9 11:46:35

China-US relations face most serious challenge since establishment of ties: FM

China-US relations are facing their most serious challenge since the establishment of diplomatic ties, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, noting that he hoped that the US will build a more objective understanding of China, and a more rational policy toward the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 10:50:02

US exits WHO despite pandemic

"American politics is becoming a game of public opinion and entertainment." The US officially announced its withdrawal from the WHO on Tuesday, but international observers do not seem to take it as a "serious matter." Maybe the US will take back the announcement half a year later, they said, as the world has long been accustomed to taking decision-making of high-level US politicians as a farce given Trump government's impulsiveness.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 23:53:40

China, Russia reaffirm mutual support on core interests, sovereignty

Chinese and Russian leaders exchanged support for each other on safeguarding sovereignty and security and opposing external intervention during a Wednesday phone conversation, which covered issues such as China's newly adopted national security law for Hong Kong and Russia's recently passed amended constitution.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 23:23:40

Central govt office starts operating, 'foreign forces frightened'

The Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was inaugurated in the territory on Wednesday and started operation after the inauguration, with more detailed regulations for law-enforcement to be announced soon. This is a milestone moment that could greatly ensure the stability and certainty of the financial hub in the future, officials and experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 22:03:41

Russia firmly backs China's efforts to safeguard national security in Hong Kong: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that his country firmly supports China's efforts to safeguard national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/8 19:38:12

Aussie travel warning another defaming tactic against China: experts

Rejecting a warning by the Australian government that their residents could face "arbitrary detention" if they go to China, Chinese observers said that the warning is clearly a defaming tactic aimed at slandering China's judicial system and stoking up antipathy towards China among the Australian public, which could further damage the fragile bilateral relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 18:03:21

Chinese govt welcomes WHO's upcoming visit on virus tracing: FM

The Chinese government has agreed that the World Health Organization (WHO) will send experts to Beijing on a scientific plan for coronavirus tracing, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 17:33:42

Huge gap between Chinese and US nuclear arsenals causes concerns

US officials have been making a lot of noises about China joining the US-Russia negotiation on nuclear arms reduction, but China has no interest in joining, given the huge gap between the nuclear arsenal of China and those of the US and Russia, and China has the need to improve its military capabilities, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 17:31:08

China to impose visa restrictions on US officials who act maliciously on Tibetan issue

China will impose visa restrictions on some US personnel who have behaved badly on Tibet-related affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry said, following a statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the US will restrict visas for some Chinese officials over Tibet
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 15:52:37

China considers suing rumor-mongering researchers and think tanks for libel

Sources say that China is considering suing Adrian Zenz and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) who have long published and disseminated disinformation about China for libel.
Source: | 2020/7/8 15:52:30

US withdraws from WHO in midst of world's fight against global pandemic, sabotaging own interests and reputation: Chinese experts

US' confirmation that it was leaving the World Health Organization (WHO) while the international health organization and countries worldwide were dedicated to fighting a massive global pandemic has shocked the world, with Chinese experts calling the move "lacking in political foresight" and "petty."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 11:48:51

Article 43 rules clarified

After the implementation rules for Article 43 of the national security law for Hong Kong, which aims to further provide legal guarantees for police to apply the law and safeguard national interests, were gazetted Monday evening and took effect on Tuesday, misunderstandings and vicious instigations have flooded the internet, to which the HKSAR Chief Executive and experts clarified that the rules conform to the city's legal system, while safeguarding human rights.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 0:08:40

New implementation rules of national security law spark legal battle with social media giants

Several Western social media giants, such as Facebook, Twitter and Telegram, which are now in the spotlight, made high-profile announcements that they will "pause" processing the Hong Kong government's request to access data, following some local and foreign media outlets' exaggeration of the national security law enforcement rules they described as eroding Hong Kong's online privacy, a move experts call a cheap show of their "moral standards."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 22:33:40

China wraps up legal procedures to join Arms Trade Treaty: FM

Ambassador Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, on Monday deposited China's Instrument of Accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. This marked China's completion of all legal procedures to join this treaty, which will become effective for China after 90 days from Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 19:43:40

UK bluffs over Hong Kong

The UK, a country with massive untold interests in Hong Kong and wants to retain its colonial influence in the city as much as possible, is now acting tough against China's national security law for its Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Chinese analysts said on Monday that the actions of the UK are more of a bluff since they can't harm China, but will only damage itself.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 22:23:40

China, India reach border consensus

The Chinese Special Representative of the China-India Boundary Question, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval spoke Sunday night, and the two sides reached a consensus on de-escalating border tensions. Experts said that such high-level talks send positive signals on easing border tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 21:23:40

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