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Fear-mongering over national security law unfounded

Many foreign officials and media outlets have rushed to claim Hong Kong's status as a global financial hub has ended due to the impending National Security Law, with unsubstantiated reports of capital flight, but the move of the legislation is actually a boost to the business environment in the long-run.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 22:13:41

Separatists frightened by national security legislation: experts

Hong Kong separatists, rioters and illegal protesters are now abandoned by those foreign forces that have long backed them, particularly during the turmoil last year, because their value in stirring up troubles in Hong Kong is decreasing since the mainland started the national security legislation, said analysts, as the Taiwan regional leader vowed to revoke the special status the island extends to the Hong Kong special administrative region (HKSAR).
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 21:03:41

How diplomats work hard to defend China's interests, promote cooperation amid pandemic

Chinese diplomats engaged in heated discussions over the images of Chinese diplomats labeled by Western media outlets as "wolf warriors" due to their verbal battles with US politicians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 20:18:40

China provides legal support for anti-epidemic efforts, economic and social development

China's top legislature said in a report that it has provided legal support for anti-epidemic efforts and economic and social development.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/25 19:07:12

Rioters resume protests against national security law in 'deathbed struggle'

Various black-clad protesters descended into the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, taking part in illegal protests, defying the proposed national security law, claiming it erodes the "one country, two systems" principle and infringes upon their legitimate rights. The Sunday protests have been rapidly dispersed by Hong Kong police.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 0:23:39

Blackmailing China over COVID-19 'daydreaming': Chinese FM

Abuse of litigation against China over the COVID-19 outbreak is groundless, has no factual basis and no international precedence, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the Global Times at a press conference on Sunday on the sidelines of the ongoing 13th National People's Congress.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 16:52:07

Xi encourages private firms to overcome difficulties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday encouraged private firms to overcome difficulties and embark on new development path.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/23 23:04:40

Xi stresses analyzing China's economy from comprehensive, dialectical, long-term perspective

President Xi Jinping on Saturday morning visited national political advisors from the economic sector attending a joint group meeting at the third session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/23 12:27:46

China takes decisive moves amid risks

China on Friday offered the most comprehensive and pragmatic assessment of the extraordinary circumstances for the country's social and economic development created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and made rare, drastic adjustments in a wide range of areas - from its overarching development goals to specific government spending - to minimize losses and secure social and economic stability amid lingering risks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 23:26:39

'Imperative' to plug national security loopholes in HK: spokespersons

Safeguarding national security does not contradict the principles of "one country, two systems," and deliberations on improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at the ongoing legislature session are imperative, said the liaison office of the central government in HKSAR and the State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 18:24:21

Xi takes part in deliberation of Inner Mongolia delegation at annual legislative session

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday afternoon took part in a deliberation with his fellow deputies from the delegation of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's national legislature.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/22 17:59:41

UPDATE-China scraps numerical GDP growth target for 2020 for the first time in decades

China scrapped the economic growth target for this year for the first time in decades, but will step up fiscal stimulus to support the post-virus economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 9:16:40

Public health, national and economic security top agenda for two sessions

China's top political advisory meeting opened its annual session on Thursday in Beijing, making arrangements for work in 2020 regarding six aspects and addressing the most pressing issues including public, national and economic security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 1:08:40

Passing national security law in HK shows central government's determination: expert

Formulating a national security legislation for Hong Kong shows that the central government is determined to safeguard its sovereignty over the special administrative region and will protect the territory from falling into the hands of the hostile forces at all cost, especially after the Hong Kong SAR government has been weakened in the past years fending off growing risks caused by local secessionists and foreign intervention, a senior expert close to the central government on Hong Kong affairs told the Global Times on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 22:16:38

Agenda of third session of 13th National People's Congress

The preparatory meeting of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on Thursday adopted the following agenda for the session:
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/21 22:07:58

Satellite internet buildup needed in 14th Five-Year Plan: Lei Jun

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun has said in a proposal for the two sessions that satellite internet should be listed in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), and commercial aerospace companies are encouraged to build up aerospace infrastructure.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 20:23:40

China's top political advisor stresses safeguarding core national interests in work report

China's top political advisor Wang Yang said in a work report on Thursday that members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee had made efforts in safeguarding core national interests while also calling on them to devote their work to national rejuvenation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 20:13:40

US torpedo sales to Taiwan island 'useless' against Chinese mainland military: expert

The US latest plan to sell arms to the island of Taiwan of 18 torpedoes is overpriced and cannot make any difference in a potential military conflict between the island and the Chinese mainland, and sent a wrong signal to Taiwan secessionists on the day of regional leader Tsai Ing-wen's inaugural speech, mainland military experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 19:48:40