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China, India reach 5-point consensus to de-escalate border tension

Chinese and Indian foreign ministers issued a joint press release with a five-point consensus reached to de-escalate the current border tensions, after their highly anticipated meeting in Moscow Thursday evening.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/11 8:38:09

Joint press release published to de-escalate border tensions and keep dialogue after China-India FMs meeting in Moscow

A joint press release was announced after the meeting between Chinese and Indian foreign ministers in Moscow on Thursday, to de-escalate border tensions, and keep dialogue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/11 6:53:21

US annulment of Chinese nationals' visas is 'blatant political persecution,' says FM

The US has seriously infringed on the human rights of Chinese nationals and brought grave consequences for the personnel and cultural exchanges between the two countries, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, slamming the US annulment of more than 1,000 visas for Chinese nationals as “blatant political persecution and racial discrimination.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/11 0:22:26

China-India FM meeting 'last chance' for peaceful solution

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers' meeting in Moscow on Thursday, and are likely to have a face-to-face meeting. Chinese experts said this could be the last chance for the senior officials of the two sides to peacefully settle border tensions before winter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 22:30:39

People's Daily has right to reject US article containing vicious smears against China: FM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's new accusations over China's national media People's Daily's refusal to publish an article of the US ambassador to China is a setup, condemning the article for vicious smears against China. The ministry publicized the details of the setup and counter argument.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 19:28:40

FM Wang Yi's unusual frequent foreign dialogues show China's commitment to multilateralism: observers

Since the end of August, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has been busy meeting online or offline with foreign ministers from Europe, Asia and other countries, as observers believe that Wang's intensive dialogues with both European and Asia-Pacific countries show a diversified and active diplomacy and anti-unilateralist stance amid US obstructions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 19:14:17

Embassy's harboring of Ausssie journalists interferes with Chinese law enforcement: FM

The Australian Embassy's harboring of journalists to evade a Chinese investigation obstructed China's law enforcement and is an interference of China's internal affairs, as well as judicial sovereignty, said spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 17:28:47

Chinese FM calls on cooperation with ASEAN against US meddling

The US is urged to comply with multilateralism, and to proceed with China-US relations in the right way; any unilateral move to crack down on other countries in order to defend its monopoly position is doomed to fail in a world where every member is closely connected, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said while holding a video meeting with ASEAN foreign ministers, emphasizing regional cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 23:49:29

China, Germany, EU leaders meet 'tone-setter' for ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping's scheduled video conference with the top leaders of Germany and the EU, after bilateral ties were warmed up by senior Chinese diplomats' visits to Europe weeks ago, is likely to be the “tone-setter” for a deeper and more comprehensive relations, observers said, noting such cooperation safeguards multilateralism, as the world tries to recover from COVID-19, and global politics is disrupted by rising US hegemony.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 23:23:40

Chinese opposes politicizing Beijing Winter Olympics: FM

China opposes some so-called human rights organizations' attempt to politicize sports and violate the spirit of the Olympic Charter, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday, after some organizations called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 22:53:40

Indian troops' tactics won't help with negotiations with China: experts

Before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers' meeting on Thursday to be attended by China and India, Indian troops in the border region continued with provocative actions against China, such as firing in the air, to increase leverage in its negotiations with China. But experts warned on Wednesday that this could make it difficult for the two sides to reach an agreement to de-escalate tensions, and would even spark a conflict before winter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 22:10:52

US unilaterally put nations on Clean Network list: source

Facts prove that the US intention to contain China in the internet space has not been welcomed, as many of the countries that Washington claimed had joined its Clean Network program have denied being part of it, saying the US had unilaterally put their names on the list, the Global Times has learned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 10:28:40

Xi to meet Merkel, EU's Michel, Von der Leyen via videoconference on Sept 14

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to hold a video meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the European Council Charles Michel, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on September 14.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 18:59:25

Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi to attend luncheon with Indian, Russian foreign ministers during Russia visit: FM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States in Russia and visit Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia from Thursday to September 16, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 17:35:20

Australia fails to justify raid on 4 Chinese journalists: Chinese FM

Australia has not given a reasonable explanation for why it raided the residences of four Chinese journalists in June and still not returned all the journalists' seized items, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 17:14:24

Taiwan netizens feel duped as Czech senate president changes discourse on island

After visiting the island of Taiwan, the head of the Czech Senate Milos Vystrcil turned his back on the island by arguing that he never violated the one China principle or called Taiwan an independent country, angering some netizens from the island, as his word games had duped Taiwan authorities into donating 100,000 masks and five mask production lines.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 12:10:03

Xi sends congratulatory message to Kim Jong-un on NK's 72nd National Day

Xi sends congratulatory message to Kim Jong-un on NK's 72nd National Day
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/9 9:19:53

US hypes Mekong River water issue to sow discord among countries: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian slammed the US for hyping issues of the Mekong River resources to sow discord among Mekong countries, calling for trust, understanding and support among countries in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 23:19:24