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Conclusion before evidence: Zenz's 'forced' Xinjiang cotton labor lies studded with basic mistakes

Using his old tricks of cherry-picking sentences from Chinese news outlets, misinterpreting China's poverty alleviation policies and jumping to set conclusions, the infamous anti-China "scholar" Adrian Zenz manipulated a new report to accuse China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of using "forced labor" in cotton picking — the very front end of the textile industry in the region — and analysts said that Zenz's purpose is to make new "evidence" for some Western countries, especially the US, to attack Chinese companies on the industry chain and mar China's image.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 20:31:15

HK officials pledge allegiance to SAR, vow to uphold Basic Law

All undersecretaries and political assistants of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government took the oath of allegiance to the HKSAR Basic Law and the HKSAR on Wednesday morning, a move that will be completed by all Hong Kong civil servants by the end of next month, Hong Kong media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 19:43:42

Top legislator calls for China-Japan relations to suit new era

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Tuesday held video talks with Tadamori Oshima, speaker of the House of Representatives of the Japanese parliament, calling for a China-Japan relationship consistent with the needs of the new era.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/16 9:15:25

Xi eyes closer partnership with Tanzania

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China stands ready to work with Tanzania to closely synergize their development strategies, deliver more solid outcomes in their comprehensive cooperative partnership, and contribute to the building of the China-Africa community with a shared future.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/15 23:12:40

Xi calls for more splendid era of China-Chile ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China and Chile should carry forward their traditional pioneering spirit and usher in a more splendid era of their comprehensive strategic partnership.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/15 22:52:09

China, Russia extend missile launch notification agreement to maintain global strategic stability

China and Russia on Tuesday extended their agreement on launch notification of both countries' ballistic missiles and space rockets, which was first signed in October 2009.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 22:51:07

Biden's victory confirmed, but Trump's influence to remain: experts

Joe Biden clinched his victory over incumbent US President Donald Trump after being officially confirmed by the Electoral College on Monday, and analysts said Trump could become the first, probably not the last, defeated presidential candidate who refuses to concede, and this would be another damage that Trump brings to US democracy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 21:53:40

Turkey shows 'independent diplomacy' by purchasing Chinese vaccine, opposing politicizing counterterrorism

Turkey on Monday spoke highly of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines and expressed willingness to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation with China and push the bilateral relations to a higher level, which Chinese analysts believe showed that Turkey has been increasingly independent in its diplomacy rather than being bound by some coalition such as NATO or blindly following the US, and that its perception of China has become more balanced and objective.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 20:16:08

Chinese FM defends COVID-19 vaccine against accusations from Brazil

China always pays great attention to vaccine efficacy and safety, and Chinese companies strictly follow science and related rules in vaccine research and development as well as international cooperation, the Chinese foreign ministry said in response to the Brazilian health authority's accusation that China lacked transparency in approving the emergency use of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 19:34:37

West's hyping of CPC 'infiltration' ridiculous and untenable: FM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday slammed the West's hyping of members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) being potential spies as just another ridiculous and untenable "China threat" theory.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 17:38:40

Turkey purchases 50m Sinovac doses as more countries show confidence in Chinese vaccines

During a phone call with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey believes that Chinese COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and Turkey has announced it will make urgent purchases from China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 12:55:49

West hypes 'leaked' list of CPC members to sow discord in foreign institutions

Some Western media, using an alleged name list of 1.95 million members of the Communist Party of China (CPC), have launched a new round of witch hunts by accusing the people on the list of working in foreign consulates in China and foreign companies' Chinese branches for intelligence purposes, even though the authenticity of the database has been highly questionable.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 17:51:07

Chinese Defense Minister reiterates China's stance on Diaoyu Islands during first video conference with Japanese counterpart Nobuo Kishi

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe conducted a video conference with Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Monday, the first since Kishi assumed his post in September.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 0:55:13

Chinese, Japanese defense ministers vow to establish a liaison mechanism

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe told Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi during a video call that both sides should speed up the construction of the maritime and air liaison mechanism to deal with potential disputes, according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 21:39:23

Bloomberg employee's case investigated in accordance with law with legal rights protected: FM

Responding to questions about the situation of a Bloomberg employee surnamed Fan, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin told Monday's media briefing that Fan's case is being investigated in accordance with the law and her legal rights and interests have been fully protected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 20:23:41

Xi exchanges congratulatory messages with Somali president on 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Somali President Mohamed Farmajo exchanged congratulatory messages on Monday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 16:39:32

Compete and Coexist: US, China could develop new concept of relationship between great nations, Graham Allison says

As the bilateral relationship between the world's two largest economies has been spiraling down to the freezing point under the Trump administration, politicians, business leaders and academics are now looking into a major question of concern: whether it's time to reset the bilateral ties and whether China-US relations damage can be repaired?
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 18:33:40

President Xi Jinping delivers an important speech at the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit on Saturday

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit on Saturday, which marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/12 23:06:34