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Aussie PM's remarks seemingly positive but opportunistic in nature: experts

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia "welcomed China's rise as a major economic partner," and urged the US and China to resolve disputes peacefully, which seemingly showed rare positive signals to China. But experts warned that Australia is opportunistically walking the tightrope between alliance with the US and partnership with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 22:03:41

Countries mull reducing reliance on US tech in wake of TikTok drama

As the US shocked the free world with its mafia-style forced sale of Chinese-owned short-form video platform TikTok, Chinese experts said that US extortion and looting have left a deep impression on the minds of the nations of the world, and pointed out that many of the countries are already striving to boost self-reliance in terms of security, industrial independence and technological ownership.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 16:23:08

Azar's Taiwan visit intensifies provocation

The US health secretary's scheduled visit to the island of Taiwan in a few days, which marks the highest level visit by a US official in more than four decades, shows that Washington is likely to send more officials from sensitive departments, such as foreign affairs and defense, to visit the island, Chinese mainland experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 21:52:25

China to prioritize safety inspections of ports after Beirut blast

China's top leader expressed condolences to the victims of the deadly blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut, and the Chinese Foreign Ministry said China is willing to offer help, while Chinese UN peacekeepers in Lebanon stand by for rescue operations in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 21:08:40

China, Vatican negotiate to renew agreement: bishops

Negotiations between China and the Vatican on the renewal of the agreement on bishop appointments is proof that the framework has worked well for the past two years, which will help elevate the bilateral relations to the next level, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 19:23:42

China urges Australian bilateral 'friendly organization' to abandon anti-China activists

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, a foreign affairs agency set up by the Australian government, should not allow anti-China activists to join in the foundation and urged it to correct its mistakes and show sincerity after reports said that members of the foundation were found to receive financial backing by the US government and have ties with illegal cult.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 19:03:49

President Xi Jinping sends condolences to Lebanese President Michel Aoun over Beirut blast

President Xi Jinping sends condolences to Lebanese President Michel Aoun over Beirut blast
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:14:44

France's wrong remarks on HK unacceptable: Chinese embassy in France

China cannot accept France's wrong remarks on Hong Kong, and urges France to stop using the national security law for Hong Kong to interfere in China's internal affairs, the Chinese embassy in France said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 10:03:41

US issuing alert about malware against Chinese govt is akin to 'a thief crying stop thief': top cybersecurity expert

A top cybersecurity expert condemned the US government, saying it is "a thief crying 'stop thief'" and rebutting the Trump administration for issuing an alert accusing the Chinese government of using malware to hit sectors including nuclear power, defense industrial base and aerospace, all in a bid to win reelection.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 1:27:19

US' 'mafia-style tactic' on TikTok strips last layer of decency

US President Donald Trump's latest move to force China-based ByteDance to sell its video-sharing app TikTok to a US company and pay the US government a share of the transaction has been derided by many in China - experts and ordinary citizens alike - as "naked robbery" using mafia-style tactics that strips the last layer of civilization from the US, which claims to be free market that upholds the rule of law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 20:33:41

WHO admits Wuhan may not be virus origin, offsetting rumor

WHO's admission that Wuhan may not be the origin of COVID-19 may put to rest conspiracy theories that have put the central Chinese city and China in a bad light over the virus' origin, Chinese epidemiologists said. They urged for more research on transmission channels and virus host which are vital for epidemiologic studies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 22:18:41

France risks becoming a fugitive haven by halting extradition treaty with HK: experts

France risked becoming a fugitive haven for desperados after it announced on Monday a halt to the 2017 extradition treaty with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 20:42:43

US Embassy auction in Beijing raises speculation of 'scaling down'

As China-US relations spiraled toward the lowest point since diplomatic relations were established in 1979, an auction held by the US Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday attracted a curious crowd.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 20:42:42

US should explain its global biomilitary activities amid intl concern: Chinese FM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged the US to explain its biomilitary activities overseas, observe the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) under the UN and stop obstructing negotiations for a protocol related to the convention.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 18:43:41

China advised to target US journalists in HK

China could impose visa restrictions on American journalists in Hong Kong as a countermeasure against US suppression, which was aimed at forcing Chinese journalists in the US out of the country by not extending their visas, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 21:48:41

China to be compelled to respond if US refuses to renew Chinese media visas: FM

China urged the US to stop the political suppression of Chinese media and journalists and said it will be compelled to make a legitimate response if the US goes its own way as none of the Chinese journalists in the US have received visa extensions after they applied.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 16:21:15

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