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US-led NATO-like alliance not reliable for India in border talks with China: experts

The US has brought up again the idea of building an alliance, similar to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with India, Australia and Japan to form anti-China network in the Indo-Pacific region, a move that Chinese analysts said will face obstacles, as the regional countries may prefer to remain a certain level of independence to maximize benefits from strained China-US ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 20:58:40

Chinese FM hails role of UN in upholding multilateralism

Multilateralism is the sole solution to world disturbances in which no country can stand by itself and the UN should and is able to play a core role, China's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at an international seminar on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 19:30:52

Ejection of Chinese scholars latest 'example of US sabotaging cultural exchanges': Chinese FM

It's “another example of the US deliberately sabotaging China-US cultural exchanges” that the University of North Texas abruptly ejected Chinese scholars, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Tuesday. The university reportedly announced on August 26 that it was ending its cooperation with visiting scholars who receive funding from the China Scholarship Council (CSC), and ejected all CSC-funded Chinese scholars from campus without any advance warning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 18:03:16

Chinese Embassy demands India withdraw troops who illegally trespass LAC

Indian troops illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control near the south bank of Pangong Lake on Monday, destroying the previous consensus reached via different levels of bilateral talks, openly provoking and stirring tensions in the border area, Counselor Ji Rong, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy to India, told media on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 15:34:09

Channels of dialogue open, China will not be first to escalate China-India border dispute: Wang Yi

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed that China has always been committed to maintaining stability along the China-India border and will not be the first to complicate or escalate the situation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 10:50:48

China-Aussie ties at all-time low after Canberra extends crackdown on China academe: expert

The Australian parliament is set to probe alleged foreign interference at public universities, Alan Tudge told Sky News on Monday. The move comes after Canberra announced last week that it would give the federal government powers to scrap any deal that local authorities and public institutions reach or have reached with foreign countries that it believes threatens the national security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 23:58:36

Xi calls for new areas in China-Indonesia cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that China and Indonesia should seize the new industries and models created by the COVID-19 pandemic and open up new cooperation areas to boost their respective development and give impetus to the regional and global economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/31 23:35:37

Indian troops' illegal crossing of LAC will 'escalate tensions'

China strongly opposes Indian troops' illegal crossing of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Monday, which is a severe violation of the consensus reached before at the multilevel talks between the two countries, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command said on Monday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 22:54:03

India's illegal crossing of LAC a severe violation of consensus: PLA

China opposes India's illegal crossing of the LAC on August 31: PLA Western Theater Command
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 21:12:40

Chinese FM slams US for harassing, interrogating Chinese students

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned the US for using judicial force to harass and interrogate Chinese students in the US, or even to arrest and prosecute them on trumped-up charges, after US media reports claimed the Chinese military had sent students to study in the US "under false pretenses" in recent years, and many have been arrested this year on suspicion of visa fraud.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 21:08:40

Chinese troops never cross China-India LAC: Chinese FM

Fresh China-India border clash? Chinese FM on Monday said Chinese border troops have always strictly observed the Line of Actual Control and have never crossed the line. The border troops of the two countries have been in communication over territory issues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 16:11:02

China and US not in war for power; US on wrong side of history: Chinese FM during Europe visit

The fundamental disagreements between China and the US are not about power, international status or social systems, but about whether to support multilateralism or unilateralism, and advocate win-win cooperation or a zero-sum game. It is clear to the world that the US is now on the wrong side of history, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) conference in Paris on Sunday (French time) during his week-long visit to Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 14:41:43

Wang Yi: Anyone who challenges one-China principle will pay 'heavy price'

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his visit in Germany on Monday that anyone who challenges the one-China principle will pay a heavy price, referring to the Czech Senate speaker's Taiwan visit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/31 12:06:22

Chinese FM makes four-point proposal to promote multilateralism

China and France, as major responsible countries, need to actively promote and practice multilateralism which is essential for the well-being of most countries, especially small- and medium-sized ones, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/30 13:13:05

China, France vow to uphold multilateralism

China and France will uphold multilateralism to promote international cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and confronting global challenges, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Laurent Fabius, president of France's Constitutional Council, agreed during their meeting here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/30 9:35:20

France won't ban Huawei as relations with China remain 'stable and mature'

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday (French time) met with French President Emmanuel Macron during his ongoing European tour and the two discussed a wide range of topics including co-developing a COVID-19 vaccine and France's pledge not to ban Chinese tech company Huawei.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/29 17:27:07

Chinese FM spokespersons appreciate Abe's efforts in improving bilateral relations, wish him recovery

After Japan's longest-serving prime minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation due to health issues, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokespersons Hua Chunying and Zhao Lijian both expressed appreciation for Abe's efforts to improve China-Japan relations and wished him a speedy recovery, the former on her personal Twitter account and the latter in response to a question for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/29 19:13:10

Possible fluctuations in post-Abe policies a test for China-Japan ties

Japan's longest-serving prime minister Shinzo Abe announced on Friday he would step down due to health issues, four days after achieving the record-breaking tenure in office. Analysts said Japan will very likely return to its old state of having a constant turnover of top leaders, which may make China-Japan relations uncertain.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 23:33:40