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Global survey: China continues to win high public confidence

China has once again topped a trust index among 28 markets surveyed worldwide, with a record high public confidence in its government, business, media and NGOs, showed the results published on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/7 17:57:46

Human rights not a tool to humiliate or pressure other countries: Ambassador

Ambassador Chen Xu (Chen), China's Permanent Representative to the UN Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland, recently received an exclusive interview with Global Times reporter Liu Xin (GT) in Geneva. The ambassador shared his views on the result of the director general election of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the situation of COVID-19 in China and in the world, as well as the ongoing 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/6 22:28:28

WIPO poll loss won't affect cooperation

A Chinese candidate's participation in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) director general election shows China's willingness to make more contributions to multilateral cooperation. The loss of its candidate is not "a frustration" but a new start with the international patent agency, Ambassador Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the UN office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/6 21:38:05

US granting award for Xinjiang fugitive an affront to human rights: FM

China on Friday condemned the US decision to give Sayragul Sauytbay the "Women of Courage Award."
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/6 16:48:42

Iranian Embassy in Beijing received 4ml yuan in donations within 24 hrs after announcing shortage of medical supplies

The Iranian Embassy in Beijing received 4 million yuan ($576,800) within 24 hours after embassy officials announced on Weibo that Iran urgently needed face masks, respirators, virus test kits, and other medical supplies on Wednesday.
Source: | 2020/3/5 23:48:37

Xinjiang scholars mull legal action against WUC for using photos to spread lies

Scholars from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions said they were furious that their photos had been used by the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) to spread rumors that they were missing or had been detained, and they reserved the right to take legal actions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 22:38:41

Singaporean to head WIPO after politicized election

A Singaporean official has been elected as the next director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in a highly politicized election on Wednesday, in which US officials flagrantly interfered in the process and mounted a fierce and biased campaign against China's candidate and intellectual property (IP) system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 22:13:40

US intervention impedes Iran's right to health, worsens coronavirus crisis: observers

US sanctions are still obstructing Iran's access to medical equipment, aggravating Iran's burgeoning health crisis under stagnation by insufficient trade and a lack of crucial medical supplies, said Iranian residents reached by the Global Times. Global institutions and analysts have expressed concerns with the impact of sanctions on Iranians' right to health and access to medication.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 20:23:41

COVID-19 won't heavily hamper mega development projects Chinese firms implement in Bangladesh: Chinese envoy

The COVID-19 epidemic will not heavily affect mega development projects that Chinese firms implement in Bangladesh, Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming said while visiting the construction site of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge Rail Link Project on Wedensday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 14:25:13

China, Syria sign economic cooperation agreement

Syria and China signed an economic cooperation agreement on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 8:19:12

'Ducks to fight locusts' in Pakistan unrealistic

Relying on a "duck army" to help fight Pakistan's war against crop-eating locusts is impractical, said Chinese experts, saying that whoever came up with this novel idea disrespected the hard work of Chinese experts, who are in Pakistan to help troubleshoot the crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 0:13:40

Iranian Embassy in China raising funds online amid material shortages due to COVID-19

The Iranian Embassy in China is publicly raising funds on Chinese social media amid urgent material shortages in the country due to the tough COVID-19 epidemic, which has infected nearly 3,000 Iranians with 92 fatalities as of Wednesday evening.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 23:58:40

For China, Biden more predictable than Trump, Sanders: experts

As Joe Biden dramatically beat Bernie Sanders in many states on Super Tuesday, Chinese experts said that the former US vice president is more "predictable and reasonable" in dealing with China-US relations compared with Sanders, who is against China radically in ideology, or Donald Trump, who has proved harmful to global free trade.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 23:53:41

Chinese FM dismisses 'China virus' media hype

The Chinese Foreign Ministry slammed some media outlets on Wednesday for claiming the novel coronavirus is the "China virus," saying such media have ulterior motives and want China to take the blame.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 18:08:40

Vietnamese boats increasingly intruding into Chinese waters for espionage: report

Vietnamese fishing boats have been increasingly intruding into Chinese territorial waters near Hainan Island and Guangdong Province, both are home to many Chinese military bases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 13:55:38

Cap on Chinese media 'nasty'

China will play the US' "reciprocity" game and reserve the right to take further action to respond to Washington's decision to cap Chinese media employee numbers in the US, Chinese officials said Tuesday, calling the latter's move a political oppression driven by its Cold War mentality and ideological bias.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 0:03:40

China fights virus on 'two fronts': observers

More confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been spotted on people who returned from other countries facing a serious epidemic, adding new challenges to the virus prevention and control work in the next stage, which also means China needs to fight the novel coronavirus "on two fronts,"- stabilizing domestic situation and curbing the import of the virus from overseas, experts noted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 0:08:40

Questions raised over US preparedness in confronting epidemic

After the US media intensively covered the ongoing coronavirus epidemic in China by harshly criticizing Chinese authorities' response to the unprecedented health crisis in its early stages, it's now worth noting how the Trump administration responds to the epidemic with growing concerns over actual numbers of infections, flawed testing and the slow release of information. Some of those problems could have been avoided if lessons were drawn from China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 23:23:41