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Chinese FM's visit to France, Germany expected to promote independent biz decision-making

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to France and Germany - the "bellwethers" of the European Union (EU) that embrace globalization and strategic independence - will deepen the cooperation between China and the EU to jointly improve the global economy affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the US' arbitrary unilateral sanctions, and help advance the China-EU Comprehensive Investment Agreement, which promotes multilateralism and free trade, Chinese analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 14:44:23

Threat claims of China's missile launch 'groundless'

China's Foreign Ministry slammed the US as a "troublemaker" in the South China Sea, and said US' accusations that China fired missiles into the South China Sea which threatened regional peace are groundless and unreasonable.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 20:03:40

US has high-priority responsibility in nuclear disarmament: Chinese FM

China's Foreign Ministry urged the US take its responsibility in nuclear disarmament as the world's largest nuclear-armed nation, after Kazakhstan's first President Nursultan Nazarbayev recently called on holding a nuclear disarmament summit between US, Russia, the European Union and China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 17:58:43

US sanctions on firms over S.China Sea to have little impact, show its exhausted tricks: experts

Recent US sanctions on two dozen Chinese companies and individuals involved in infrastructure construction in the South China Sea are "illegal" and "hegemonic," which won't deter China from pursuing its legitimate territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the sea, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 20:38:40

Joint vaccine trial 'not terminated'; Chinese virologists worry data safety in Canada

Politics and souring relations may not be the main reason for the called-off work of a Chinese company and Canadian research team on late-stage clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, experts said, since China has always rejected politicization of vaccine R&D.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 19:18:41

US illegal sanctions over S. China Sea shows its hegemonic logic: FM

The imposition of illegal sanctions on two dozen Chinese firms over false accusations of China militarizing the South China Sea reflects the hegemonic logic and power politics of the US, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at Thursday's media briefing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 17:31:49

A new greeting: I've been sanctioned by the US, and you?

“I've been sanctioned by the US, and you?” This could just be a new greeting routine in the international community, with US sanctions becoming increasingly random and rampant.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 15:03:28

Chinese FM calls on China, Netherlands to set example for free trade, mutual openness, fair competition

China and The Netherlands should jointly uphold multilateralism and set an example for safeguarding free trade, ensuring mutual openness, and advocating fair competition, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/27 15:00:22

China calls for respect, goodwill, fairness, vision to promote China-Australia relationship

Wang Xining, minister of the Chinese Embassy to Australia, on Wednesday called for respect, goodwill, fairness and vision to promote China-Australia relationship in his speech at the National Press Club of Australia.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/27 14:53:19

India unable to threaten China militarily, economically: survey

The Global Times and China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) recently conducted a survey on China-India relations of 1,960 participants in China, and the results showed that more than 70 percent of participants believe that India is being too hostile against China and support the government in retaliating strongly against Indian provocations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 13:21:09

Czech Senate speaker's Taiwan visit trades ties with mainland for short-term gains: experts

The speaker of the Czech Republic's Senate is scheduled to visit the island of Taiwan on Sunday, a move that has been opposed by not only the Chinese mainland but also the Czech president's office. Chinese analysts warned some Czech politicians not to sacrifice their country's national interests with regard to China for their short-term political gain.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 22:13:40

US conducts provocative close-up recon on PLA drills two days in a row

By sending an RC-135S ballistic missile-detection plane to spy on Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) drills in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the US has deployed its spy aircraft to gather intelligence on two separate PLA exercises two days in a row, following another occasion on Tuesday that saw a U-2 high-altitude aircraft provocatively trespass into a no-fly zone of a live-fire drill by the PLA Northern Theater Command that risked a misfire accident.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 21:28:33

Chinese FM's Norway visit sees advancing FTA, aquatic products trade

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's scheduled visit to the Netherlands and Norway will see exchanges gradually resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen political mutual trust, and particularly his trip to Norway shows that China's relations with Northern Europe will be significantly improved, Chinese analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 21:56:46

State Councilor Wang Yi meets Canadian foreign minister, urges Canada to make correct choice on Meng Wanzhou

Amid deteriorating bilateral ties due to the detention of Huawei senior executive Meng Wanzhou, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne on Tuesday in Rome, calling on the Canadian side to make a decision as soon as possible to eliminate obstacles between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 9:54:10

Chinese FM spokesperson hits back at US defense chief's groundless accusations against PLA

In response to the US Defense Secretary's provocative comments that the Pentagon is preparing for China, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented one piece of advice, two facts and three questions to squash his groundless accusation against China, saying that any US politicians who respect the facts will get straight answers to their questions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 17:37:42

Xi, Putin congratulate on opening of China-Russia scientific, technological innovation year

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday respectively sent congratulatory letters to the opening of the Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/26 17:32:10

China, Italy must push for new progress in ties: Chinese FM

China and Italy should build on the good momentum of their joint fight against the COVID-19 pandemic to push for new developments in their bilateral relations, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/26 13:37:22

Mekong River Commission applauds China's pledge to offer more data

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on Tuesday welcomed the pledge by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that China will share year-round hydrological data with the Mekong countries. The pledge is expected to help uphold mutual trust and rebut outside accusations against China that have politicized the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/26 1:15:08