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China strongly opposes looming US sanctions on Chinese officials over disqualification of HK lawmakers

Following media reports that the US government has been mulling new sanctions on at least 12 Chinese officials for the recent disqualification of Hong Kong Legislative Council lawmakers, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying reiterated China's position of opposing US interference in China's internal affairs through Hong Kong-related issues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 17:41:15

China to take resolute countermeasures, opposes US sanctions over HK affairs: FM

When asked about new US sanctions on at least 12 Chinese officials over Hong Kong affairs, Chinese FM spokesperson Hua Chunying said if reports about sanctions are true, China's position is obvious as it has reiterated it many times, and has made the necessary and legitimate response.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 16:12:09

Chinese Foreign Minister urges China, US to open dialogues at all levels

China and the US should open dialogue at all levels; any issues can be "brought to the table" at talks. The two countries can communicate on strategic, overall, and long-term issues, consult on specific ones & seek breakthroughs: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 13:33:14

Most Chinese angered by US hegemony while more Americans feel helpless to contain China: GT survey

The world is paying high attention to the tensions and competition between China and the US, and according to the latest survey from the Global Times poll center, more than 85 Chinese participants are being “angry and resist firmly” or “complain and object explicitly” to the US global hegemony, but 40.8 percent American participants choose “have no choice but to accept” while being asked their attitude toward China's rise globally.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 11:04:18

'Wolf Warrior diplomacy' label another version of 'China threat' theory, aims to push China to give up fighting: Chinese Vice FM

Chinese diplomats were once known for their low-key approach in China and the world. It was a time when there seemed to be less inordinate criticism from the West. But the world and Chinese diplomats have changed. In some Westerners' eyes, Chinese diplomats are now engaging in "Wolf Warrior" style diplomacy, named after a 2015 Chinese patriotic action film and its 2017 sequel. The change seemingly has made the West feel challenged.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 20:35:52

Widening power gap with China increases India's anxiety but both nations must look to the bright side of ties: experts

Both Chinese and Indian experts said the widening power imbalance between the two countries has increased India's anxiety. They called for the two countries to look to the bright side of bilateral ties at the Global Times' annual forum on Saturday, despite their differing views on the border disputes simmering between the two.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 17:01:43

China, US may enter period of 'stability' under Biden, with cooperation on COVID-19 to open to wider dialogues: experts

Extreme measures of the US to contain China's development are likely to decrease after US president-elect Joe Biden takes office, experts said at the Global Times' annual forum. They also predicted US strategy toward China are not likely to fundamentally change in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 12:01:44

China's rising global influence recognized, more believe cooperation with Beijing should be deepened: GT poll

As the world faces rising uncertainty and unilateralism, the influence of China has been gradually recognized across the world, with more countries eyeing deeper cooperation with Beijing on several key areas, including economy, technology and healthcare, according to the latest survey conducted by the Global Times poll center.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 11:00:19

US-China tensions gain global prominence; respondents expect China to resist US: GT poll

The world is extremely concerned about tensions between the US and China, and most people from 16 countries expect China to resist US hegemony as their impression of the US continues to deteriorate, according to the latest survey from the Global Times poll center.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/5 10:54:56

Chinese ambassador calls to bring foreign troops to justice for criminal behavior

The Chinese UN ambassador Zhang Jun on Thursday called to bring foreign forces stationed in other countries' territories to justice for their criminal behaviors, after the recent atrocities by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan shocked the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 23:29:22

Xi extends condolences over passing of former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday extended deep condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron over the passing of the country's former President Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/4 22:00:40

US hurting its own interests with new visa restrictions: Chinese FM

Some American politicians have wantonly demonized China and attempted to alienate the Community Party of China (CPC) from Chinese people, aiming at manipulating the public opinion of the US to satisfy their own selfish interests, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said following new US visa restrictions for CPC members and their families.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 21:28:40

Brazil gets second batch of Chinese vaccine, São Paulo plans mass use in January

Brazil on Thursday received 600 liters of Chinese-produced COVID-19 inactivated vaccine concentrate, for S?o Paulo's plan to inject its state citizens in a mass vaccination in January. The vaccine will assist Brazil in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 175,000 nationwide.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 14:21:20

Graphic on Australian soldiers' crime reflects hypocrisy, double standards: Chinese FM

The graphic created by a Chinese artist on Australian soldiers' crimes in Afghanistan was a mirror, reflecting the hypocrisy and double standards of certain people and countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday, after Canada accused China over the graphic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 18:38:40

Despite calling China a 'security threat,' US is the most militant nation on earth: FM

The US is the most militant country on earth; it has been at war for all but 16 of its nearly 250 years' history. Only 3 of nearly 200 UN member states had not suffered from war or interference by it, said Chinese FM amid @DNI_Ratcliffe calling China "national security threat no.1"
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 16:27:26

Chinese embassy blasts German media for labeling news from China as 'political propaganda'

The Chinese embassy in Germany blasted some German media for not allowing views on China-related issues that do not conform to their preconceived notions, after the media forcibly labeled Chinese reports on German virologist Alexander Kekulé's remarks on COVID-19 as "political propaganda."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 15:04:00

Responding to China's goodwill a pressing task for Biden: observers

Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai on Thursday called for a reflection on China-US relations which are essential to a stable post-pandemic world and effective global governance, which observers believed sent another strong signal to US president-elect Joe Biden and his team that now is the time to repair ties and resume bilateral conversation mechanisms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 12:33:56

Australia welcomes its first batch of Chinese students after the epidemic

A commercial charter flight carrying 63 international students arrived in Darwin, the capital of Australia's Northern Territory on Monday. The international students, from Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and India, are the first to enter Australia since strict border controls were imposed by the country in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/4 10:35:12