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Pompeo slammed as 'most infamous' top US diplomat with 'bankrupt' political credibility

US Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo might be the most infamous and unpopular US Secretary of the State in China. After drawing scorn from domestic diplomats for the rule-breaking address at the Republican National Convention on Monday (US local time), Pompeo was slammed by China's flagship state media People's Daily on Tuesday in a three-page article.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 22:19:38

China and US chief trade negotiators hold talks, agree to push for phase one deal

The phone call made on Tuesday by chief trade talk negotiators from China and the US and the ensuing announcements showed that there is still enough will from the two sides to implement the phase one trade deal, despite doubts that the deal might be on shaky ground after the call was not held at a pre-scheduled time, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 20:45:35

GOP convention shows hyping sinophobia won't expand Trump's base: experts

On the first night of its national convention, the US Republican Party showed more hostility against China than the Democrats, and many influential and senior Republicans were not included in the list of speakers. Chinese analysts said on Tuesday that hyping sinophobia is getting less and less effective to draw support for Donald Trump, and the Republicans have failed to attract more swing voters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 21:23:40

Chinese in S. Africa fear for safety amid rising murder cases

Concerns have risen after recent criminal acts against Chinese nationals in South Africa have led to the killing of seven Chinese people in the past 50 days. The Chinese Embassy in South Africa has condemned the crimes, and urged the South African government to solve these cases as soon as possible and severely punish criminals involved.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 20:08:28

UPDATE: Chinese diplomat's election to sea tribunal with high count of votes reflects intl recognition: FM

Chinese Ambassador to Hungary Duan Jielong was on Monday elected as a member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea with a high count of votes, which reflected the international community's recognition of China's claims and actions on maritime issues and was a "slap in the face" of the US, as the country had not accepted the law but instead pointed its finger at and smeared China's moves.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 15:34:43

Chinese envoy rejects accusation by US, UK representatives over Xinjiang

A Chinese UN envoy on Monday dismissed the accusation by US and UK representatives over China's northwestern region of Xinjiang as "baseless and absurd."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/25 14:31:03

3rd Lancang-Mekong Cooperation leaders' meeting enhances partnership, promotes common prosperity, say senior officials

The third Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting comprehensively maps out the blueprint for future cooperation among the LMC members, said senior officials of the LMC countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/25 14:17:17

Chinese Embassy in South Africa strongly condemns recent crimes against Chinese nationals

The Chinese Embassy in South Africa has expressed strong condemnation of the criminal acts against Chinese citizens in the country that have caused seven Chinese people to be killed in the past 50 days, according to a statement that the embassy published on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 11:41:13

China and US chief trade negotiators hold talks, agree to push for phase one deal

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held a call with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday at the latter's invitation, and the two sides had “constructive” dialogue over the phase one deal and other topics, agreeing to create better conditions for their implementation, Xinhua reported on Tuesday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 11:01:30

Chinese ambassador's visit to Kiribati islands shows respect, understanding: Embassy

According to the embassy's statement, Ambassador Tang and other diplomats in the embassy were invited to visit Kiribati's Tabiteuea North, Tabiteuea South and Marakei in August. It was the Chinese diplomats' first visit to the islands after China and Kiribati restored diplomatic ties in September 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/25 0:39:51

Wang Yi's Europe visit to call for multilateralism, strengthen cooperation amid US' unilateralism

Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi's upcoming Europe visit will help consolidate China-Europe relations, explore practical cooperation in responding to the pandemic and call for multilateralism amid US unilateralism and attempts to form an anti-China alliance in Europe, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/24 18:23:40

Abe 'a pragmatic politician,' should keep fixing China-Japan ties: experts

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revisited the hospital on Monday on the day as he became the country's longest serving prime minister in terms of consecutive days in office. Analysts said Abe should remain pragmatic and continue to prevent China-Japan ties from sliding back to confrontation before his term ends. Otherwise, progress made in bilateral relations in the past seven years would be wasted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/24 23:38:40

Full text of Vientiane Declaration of the Third Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders' Meeting

The following is the full text of the Vientiane Declaration of the Third Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders' Meeting issued on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/24 21:30:33

US military tactics over Taiwan exposed as PLA stands ready

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been holding consecutive, concentrated military drills in all four major Chinese sea regions since mid-August, which is seen as a direct and strong response to the recent negative moves by Taiwan secessionists and the US, but the US military has not restrained its provocations and even bolstered its military operations around the island of Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/24 21:28:40

Security cooperation between Washington, Taipei a 'dark history' of interfering in China's internal affairs: FM

The Chinese mainland authority on Taiwan Affairs on Monday urged the US obey the one-China principle and stop sending the wrong signals to "Taiwan independence" forces, after an American diplomat attended a commemoration of a battle near Kinmen in the 1950s, which was also known as the start of the second crisis across the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/24 21:10:39

Premier Li urges wider Mekong cooperation

China brought a series of proposals, including offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Mekong countries as a priority, in the latest move of China's promotion of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), which observers see as a sign of closer ties among the six countries amid the pandemic. The proposals represent expanding cooperation, from water resource sharing to other sectors, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/24 20:31:14

China supports Chinese firms to take up legal weapons to protect legal rights in response to ByteDance's plan to sue US govt over TikTok ban: Chinese FM

China supports Chinese firms to take up legal weapons to protect legal rights in response to ByteDance's plan to sue US govt over TikTok ban: Chinese FM
Source: | 2020/8/24 16:38:32

Chinese FM Wang Yi to visit five European countries between Aug. 25 and Sept 1

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany from Tuesday to Sept. 1, his first overseas visit since the COVID-19 pandemic: Chinese FM
Source: | 2020/8/24 15:42:28