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China proposes synergizing Lancang-Mekong Cooperation with New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday proposed synergizing the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation with the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/24 13:36:14

Zambia commends Chinese CDC for building capacity in COVID-19 testing

The Zambian government on Saturday commended the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention(Chinese CDC) for helping build the capacity of laboratories to test for COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/24 11:06:34

India's reported curbs on visas reads as anti-China sentiment after border spat

As India is reportedly stepping up curbs on the activities of Chinese businesspeople and academics in the country and adding extra scrutiny over visas, Chinese observers said that the move, if true, is a political gesture that extends from the anti-China sentiment following the border clashes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 23:43:40

PLA holds concentrated military drills to deter Taiwan secessionists, US

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has announced four concentrated military drills across three major Chinese marine regions in the coming days, following a recent announcement of consecutive, realistic drills in the Taiwan Straits and at its northern and southern ends aimed at deterring Taiwan secessionists and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 18:42:32

ByteDance to sue US govt over TikTok ban on Monday

ByteDance, the parent company of short-video platform TikTok, confirmed on Sunday that it will file a lawsuit on Monday (US time) against the Trump administration over its executive order, in the first fight back by a Chinese corporation against US President Donald Trump's clampdown on Chinese social media amid an escalating tech war.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 21:17:58

Land border pact shows China, Vietnam can 'solve maritime issues without external intervention'

China and Vietnam celebrated the 20th anniversary of delimitation their territorial boundaries, a historic border land treaty between two countries which sends a clear message that neighboring countries can solve disputes without being influenced by external forces, as the US has recently increased the provocation in the South China Sea, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 22:16:52

Yang's visit shows China-S.Korea ties under pandemic could be model for others: observer

China and South Korea pledged Saturday to further develop bilateral relations and uphold multilateralism and free trade during a meeting of senior officials from the two countries, with Chinese observers praising that China-South Korea ties during the pandemic could serve as a model for other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/22 22:14:17

China contributes to sustainable development of Mekong River region with active info sharing, cooperation

The upcoming third Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting between six countries - China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam - is expected to bring new impetus for sustainable development for the Mekong River region, amid the ever-changing global and regional challenges including extreme weather and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/22 12:40:38

Biden mentions China once in closely watched acceptance speech

Vowing to unite Americans that have been divided by the coronavirus, economic recession and racial problems, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accepted nomination in a speech in Delaware. By mentioning China only once, Biden seemed not to jump into the trap set by President Trump in being tough against China, as China has never been the root of US domestic problems, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/21 20:13:40

China, Pakistan eye CPEC long term

China and Pakistan are expected to discuss their joint response to challenges caused by COVID-19, accelerating the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as well as other regional and international issues during the second strategic dialogue between the foreign ministers of China and Pakistan that will end on Friday, Chinese analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/21 14:18:49

Xi says China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of great importance to promoting bilateral ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that as a landmark project under the Belt and Road Initiative, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is of great importance to promoting in-depth development of the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and forging a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/21 19:15:35

Chinese premier to attend Lancang-Mekong River Cooperation leaders' meeting

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will attend the third Lancang-Mekong River Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting via a video call on August 24, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced Friday. Leaders from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam will also join the video meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/21 18:05:25

US 'snapback' sanctions on Iran purely political maneuver: Chinese FM

The US call on the UN Security Council to reimpose sanctions on Iran is a purely political maneuver to achieve its political goals, and pushing for the resolution or delivering a letter to the council cannot justify its move, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/21 17:53:40

Respiratory expert shares China's experience of combating pandemic

Renowned Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan shared China's experience of combating the coronavirus with 158 diplomatic missions in China via an online meeting, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/21 0:18:41

China-US trade talks on, reassure phase 1 deal after mixed signals from US

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Thursday that Chinese and US officials will hold trade talks in the “coming days,” offering urgently needed reassurance, after mixed signals from US officials sparked concerns over the phase one trade agreement, though the US might play political tricks that could undermine the rare channel of communication.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/20 21:13:24

China, Russia confront US-dominated world order over 'unreasonable' sanction threats on Iran

Chinese analysts called the US' threat to sanction China and Russia "farcical" and "unreasonable," following the US' rare but embarrassing loss last week at the UN Security Council (UNSC) for trying to extend an arms embargo on Iran that expires in October. China and Russia's firm opposition to the embargo extension indicated that the two countries will play an increasingly important role in improving the US-dominated world order, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/20 21:51:33

Apple makes history, Chinese market helps

Amid a trade war that has seen huge amount of money lost on both sides of the Pacific, and persistent attempts by the Donald Trump administration to decouple with China in the technology sphere, Wall Street placed the laureate of the world's most valuable listed company on Apple Inc, the giant that is most reliant on the Chinese mainland market among the four largest US tech giants.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/20 22:06:53

Chinese diplomats urge right path for US

Senior Chinese diplomats, on many occasions, have warned against the attempts by some US politicians that damage bilateral ties, as these moves have pushed the world's most important bilateral relations toward confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/20 21:28:40