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Upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan policy package attracts wide attention

As China moves toward its first centennial goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by the end of 2020, the upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) for national economic and social development has drawn domestic and international attention since it will lay the foundation for China to step into an era of a great modern country amid increasing external uncertainties and realize national rejuvenation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 23:38:40

Full text of Yang Jiechi's signed article on China-US relations

A signed article by Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee was published Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/7 17:31:13

Timeline: US threatens TikTok ban

US PresidentDonald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to ban US firms from making transactions with TikTok's parent company ByteDance, starting in 45 days, the latest step by the US to force the sale of TikTok with the threat of a ban. Click the timeline for more. Photo: GT
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/7 12:32:27

'Clean Network' plan a 'pipe dream', impractical to conduct

The US State Department's expansion of its so-called "clean network" initiative, which surfaced a few days ago, reeks of McCarthyism, which was put in its grave long ago by the international community, and is more like a pipe dream and manifestation of a certain madness going on in the US, Chinese analysts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 20:53:42

Subtle change, consistent stance in FM Wang's message to US

As the US is trapped in political turmoil and its diplomacy seemingly has entered an anarchic state manifested by its wanton and crazy assaults against China, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi vowed to cool off tensions and set out a clear framework for bilateral relations, showing that China will always maintain rational and strategic willpower in discourse while preparing for any bumps in the road ahead.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 22:48:40

US 'robbery' of TikTok angers Chinese hi-tech companies

Chinese tech companies entangled in the ever increasingly nasty crackdown waged by the US' Trump administration are mulling to act proactively, the Global Times learnt, with public anger growing on both sides of the Pacific, as the drama of the US forcing the sale of the hugely popular Chinese short-form video platform TikTok morphed one step closer to daylight robbery over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 23:23:40

Mainland medics to expand HK testing

A nucleic acid test assistance team dispatched from the mainland to Hong Kong vowed to help expand the city's daily test capacity from less than 10,000 to 200,000, a step epidemiologists said would help plug one of the biggest loopholes in Hong Kong's virus battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 21:48:41

Highest honor to go to virus fighters

China announced on Monday it would reward people who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, with Zhong Nanshan nominated to receive the the highest state honor, "Medal of the Republic," and three others nominated for national honorary title.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 21:36:09

HK LegCo election postponed a year, gets central govt support

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday that due to the current severe COVID-19 situation in the city, the Legislative Council election scheduled for September has been postponed to September 5, 2021. Experts and local lawmakers said the decision prioritizes public health and aims to ensure fairness in the election.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/31 19:58:41

'Godfather of Taiwan secessionism' dies at 97

Former Taiwan leader, also known as the "Godfather of Taiwan secessionism," Lee Teng-hui, has died at the age of 97, a Taiwan hospital announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 22:32:51

FBI intelligence activities against China will backfire

Amid increasing China-US tensions, the FBI issued a notice in Chinese to recruit translators, indicating the intelligence camp is accelerating its targeted attacks on Chinese people, analysts said on Thursday, warning that collecting wrong and outdated information from people with limited knowledge of today's China will lead to extreme policies and dangerous McCarthyism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 20:53:46

19th CPC Central Committee to hold fifth plenary session in Oct

The fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be held in Beijing in October, according to a decision made at a CPC Central Committee Political Bureau meeting on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/30 18:01:54

US military provocations in S.China Sea to strengthen China's resolve: defense ministry

Disregarding the facts and history, the US has made unfounded accusations against China, sowed discord in the South China Sea and sent two US Navy aircraft carriers for dual exercises in the region, which fully exposed its hegemony mentality and double standards, China's Ministry of National Defense spokesperson Ren Guoqiang told a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 17:50:59

China probes, punishes multiple officials, anti-graft notices show

Several officials from different levels of governments in China have been put under investigation or punished in recent days, highlighting the country's anti-corruption drive is consistent and that the top authorities stand firm and show zero tolerance toward corrupt officials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 0:53:13

Death speculation of 'godfather of Taiwan secessionism' discussed by netizens

A Taipei hospital dismissed rumors on Wednesday claiming that former Taiwan leader and key initiator of Taiwan-separatism Lee Teng-hui had died after he get choked while drinking milk in February, and the report has brought discussions among the mainland netizens as Lee is an infamous separatist.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 22:31:00

Xi presents order to promote military officer to rank of general

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), Wednesday presented a certificate of order at a ceremony to promote Xu Zhongbo, political commissar of the Rocket Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, to the rank of general.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/29 20:16:36

Xi signs order to commend military units, individuals

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to award citations for merit to three military units and five individuals.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/29 18:40:09

HK LegCo election may be postponed to next year to ensure fairness: expert

Hong Kong media reported on Tuesday that the Legislative Council (LegCo) election, scheduled for September, would be postponed to next year due to the worsening COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong, with experts saying if the report is true, it aims to protect the health of the public and ensure a fair environment for residents to elect lawmakers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 1:25:51