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India 'fired first' in fresh border clash with China, overrates own strength by pushing for talks with force

Indian troops again illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Monday and outrageously fired warning shots at Chinese border patrol soldiers who were about to negotiate. Chinese troops were forced to take countermeasures to stabilize the situation, a Chinese military spokesperson announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 12:27:10

China launches global data security initiative, respects data sovereignty

The global data security initiative China proposes is a Chinese approach and a Chinese attitude to the global response to cybersecurity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 13:03:40

India fired first in latest border dispute incident, destroys tranquility on border since 1975: Chinese FM

It was the Indian side that fired first in the Monday incident in which Indian troops again illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) of the China-India border and outrageously fired warning shots at Chinese border defense patrol personnel who were attempting to negotiate, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 16:59:20

China makes representations with India over India's new provocation on border: FM

China has made representations to India via diplomatic and military channels after Indian troops illegally crossed the LAC again on Monday and outrageously fired warning shots at Chinese border patrol soldiers who were about to negotiate: FM spokesperson Zhao Lijian
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 16:13:08

China denies retaliating against US journalists, urges sincerity

The Chinese Foreign Ministry slammed the US State Department spokesperson for calling so-called visa limitations on US media in China as a "reciprocal" move against the Trump administration's suppression of Chinese journalists in the US, calling it totally groundless and saying the US is blaming others when it should be blaming itself.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 19:45:53

Czech President slams senate leader's Taiwan trip, easing tensions with Chinese mainland

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman has slammed the visit to the island of Taiwan by the head of the Czech Senate Milos Vystrcil, calling it a "boyish provocation." Some analysts believe that the president is trying to defuse the political farce and reduce the impact on China-Czech ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 13:13:40

Possible SMIC ban another US war against China's tech rise

The US government is apparently seeking to further escalate its tech war against China by reportedly considering adding China's leading chipmaker to a trade blacklist, threatening to further disrupt a massive $300 billion-worth annual chip trade between China and other countries, including the US, whose companies sold about $70 billion worth of chips to China in 2019 alone.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 23:23:08

Domestic anti-virus vaccine on public view for 1st time

Chinese people's confidence in domestic COVID-19 vaccines has grown higher as two Chinese companies presented their candidate vaccines at this year's China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing over the weekend, which demonstrates the country's leading position in pharmaceutical research against the deadly pandemic and would also help promote domestic COVID-19 vaccines in the international market, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 23:38:40

Meng Wanzhou case a test for how much Canada values China ties: experts

China's recent reiteration of its stance on the detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is a message to Ottawa that China still values its long-standing relations with Canada, and the handling of Meng's case will serve as a key indicator of whether Ottawa will prioritize the mutual interests of the two countries, independent of the US influence in its future relations with China, experts said, following a statement issued by the Chinese embassy in Canada on Sunday that said Meng's detention is the main obstacle to the current China-Canada relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 18:36:22

China, EU should strengthen political guidance for bilateral ties, says senior Chinese diplomat

China and the European Union (EU) should strengthen the political guidance for their bilateral relations and take the ties to a new level, said Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/6 15:01:19

US deliberately stirs up trouble in S. China Sea: Chinese vice FM

Chinese vice foreign minister Luo Zhaohui said the US deliberately stirred up trouble in the South China Sea and stands in the way of peace and stability in regions, calling on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to work together with China to safeguard regional peace, stability and promote free trade and multilateralism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/5 22:32:14

New Delhi shows positive attitude, frontline Indian troops may remain over winter: expert

The defense ministers of China and India met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Moscow, Russia on Friday, with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe expressing China's firm determination to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/5 13:20:16

Update: Chinese, Indian defense ministers meet in Moscow

The defense ministers of China and India reportedly met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Moscow, Russia on Friday. Experts said the meeting serves as an opportunity for the two sides to exchange ideas on the current border tensions and avoid more fierce confrontations due to miscalculations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 15:06:44

Would a power like the US let others exploit it? Chinese FM asks Pompeo, who said US bent to China for 40 yrs

As US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo's remarks and deeds not only severely damaged his reputation but also blurred the US' international image and credibility. He has become an infamous example in international relations, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a press conference on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 21:03:40

Exiled Tibetans in India's 'special force' are only 'cannon fodder'

The latest border confrontation between China and India has brought under spotlight an Indian force unit, composed of the exiled Tibetans who some Indian media believe formed an "elite unit" and played an "important role" in the latest standoff triggered by India's provocative actions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 18:20:30

China has paid its UN dues in full, US to blame for UN financial difficulties: FM

Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday slammed the US for defaulting on its UN dues, following the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reportedly urging member states to pay their membership dues, claiming the UN is facing serious financial difficulties including arrears amounting to $1.52 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 17:59:33

Chinese embassy urges India to rectify discriminatory practices violating WTO rules

The Chinese embassy in India on Thursday urged India to rectify discriminatory practices violating rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with regard to the Indian government's decision of blocking 118 Chinese mobile apps.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/4 12:18:23

Chinese embassy offers gifts to Sri Lankan students

The COVID-19 had caused huge problems to countries around the world, while it also highlighted the traditional friendship between China and Sri Lanka, said Hu Wei, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese embassy to Sri Lanka.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/4 10:48:40