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Source reveals how China, Nepal resolved differences on Mt. Qomolangma's new height

China and Nepal on Tuesday jointly announced the exact altitude of Mount Qomolangma is 8,848.86 meters. Seven rounds of discussions between China and Nepal settled discrepancies between the two sides over the height of the world's highest peak, a source close to the matter told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 2:03:21

Mt. Qomolangma gets a new height: 8,848.86 meters

Mount Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest, has a new official height, with top leaders from China and Nepal, the two countries the world's highest peak straddles, jointly announcing the historic result: 8,848.86 meters at the top of the snowcap, 86 centimeters higher than the previously used measurement.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 23:53:40

US stages 'final hysteria' with sanctions over HK

China on Tuesday summoned the charge d'affaires of the US Embassy in Beijing to protest US new sanctions on senior Chinese lawmakers and vowed to retaliate what has been called the most serious provocation and gross interference in China's internal affairs related to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by the US government.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 21:41:11

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister summons US embassy official over Hong Kong sanctions

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Robert W. Forden, chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy to China, on Tuesday to express solemn opposition to the US State Department announcement of sanctions on 14 vice chairs of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 21:19:54

Huawei's Meng returns to court, sign of not 'falling into US' trap'

Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Canadian court this week as her legal battle against extradition to the US continued, making her first appearance since US media reported that the US Department of Justice is discussing a deal to set her free in exchange for Meng admitting wrongdoings in a criminal case.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 21:18:40

US can't 'instigate new conflicts in S. China Sea'

With about a month to go before the end of US President Donald Trump's administration, the US still sent its acting secretary of defense to visit some countries around the South China Sea, with observers speculating that the move is meant to add difficulties for the new administration to adjust its strategy in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 20:48:40

China's 'wolf warrior sentiment' shows confidence, correction to 'irrational worship of the West'

China's diplomatic style is increasingly more assertive and confident as it faces up against stigmatization and provocative behaviors from the West, even becoming more significantly active in condemning Western nations over blatant violations of human rights worldwide, but now the West has become very uncomfortable by using the term "wolf warrior diplomacy" to accuse China of acting more "aggressively" and hyping its "nationalism."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 0:23:40

China summons US embassy official to protest new sanctions on senior lawmakers over HK

China summons US embassy official to protest new sanctions on senior lawmakers over HK
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 19:32:21

Cartoon on Australian war crimes unfortunately reflects real story in Afghanistan: Afghan citizen

As a war of words escalates in the international community over an illustration based on Australian atrocities in Afghanistan, an Afghan citizen called on more countries to follow China in condemning US-led war crimes in Afghanistan and care more about Afghanistan's situation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 13:00:07

FM slams US political manipulation on Tibet issues, points to improvement in people's lives

The Chinese Foreign Ministry slammed stigmatization from a US "special coordinator for Tibetan issues" on Tuesday, stressing that the political manipulation aims to meddle in China's internal affairs and destroy the steady development of Tibet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 18:28:32

China, Nepal to end debate over Qomolangma's height in joint announcement

China and Nepal, the two countries that Mount Qomolangma straddles, are expected to jointly announce a unified result for the height of the mountain, more commonly known as Mount Everest, on Tuesday, settling years of debate over the three-meter difference that the two neighbors have on the world's highest peak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 13:56:52

Indonesian minister says COVID-19 vaccines from China in good condition

COVID-19 vaccines from China were in good condition upon arrival in Indonesia and refrigeration vehicles for delivery have been well prepared to keep the vaccines undamaged and safe, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 13:49:07

Tunisian president thanks China for assistance to fight COVID-19

Tunisian President Kais Saied said Monday that his country thanks China for providing various forms of assistance to help improve its ability to cope with COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/8 13:43:29

Sanctions on 14 NPC officials 'direct confrontation' with China's highest organ of power

Putting 14 Chinese officials from the country's top legislature on the new sanction list over the Hong Kong issue shows that the Trump administration, with its final act of hysteria against China, is now bypassing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and directly confronting China's highest organ of power, Chinese scholars said, suggesting that Beijing come up with more countermeasures such as further reducing staff of the US consulate in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 11:01:34

Chinese FM hints on reconsidering resuming BIT talk with the US

Resuming talks on a China-US bilateral investment treaty (BIT) will bring benefits to both countries, a senior Chinese analyst said on Monday, after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi floated the idea of resuming BIT talks in a meeting with representatives of US companies in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 0:09:45

China supports UN's call for closer cooperation with Africa to tide over difficulties: FM

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, China has firmly supported the United Nations (UN) system, especially the World Health Organization's leading role in strengthening international cooperation and joint efforts to build a community of common health for mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 21:31:37

High alert needed with Biden administration on S.China Sea, Taiwan Straits

US warships once again entered the South China Sea on Sunday, a bluff and muscle-flexing action that pundits believe would damage regional stability. China should be prepared to confront the US in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Straits, no matter who sits in the White House, they said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 19:28:40

China, US likely to prioritize business dialogues, diplomatic exchanges to come after Biden takes office: expert

China and the US are likely to prioritize trade and business dialogues, while diplomatic dialogues could reopen after Joe Biden takes office in January, meanwhile it would be a slow process for the two countries' return to cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 18:04:30