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Little effect on China as UK ends extradition treaty with HKSAR to please US: experts

The day US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in London, kicking off his short visit to the UK amid deteriorating China-UK ties, the British government announced that it would suspend its extradition treaty with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a move which further enflames the row with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 0:32:14

Chinese envoy urges UK to have independent policy rather than 'dance to tune of Americans'

It would be a totally wrong decision for the UK government to impose unilateral sanctions on Chinese individuals and if the UK government goes as far as imposing sanctions on any individual in China, China will certainly make a resolute response to it, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming said in an interview on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 13:01:50

China to clean-up lawyer misconduct, attorney accused of sexual assault singled out

China's Ministry of Justice said it plans to "rectify" lawyers who engage in illegal part-time jobs or continue to practice after losing their Chinese citizenship, and singled Beijing lawyer Bao Yuming, who is accused of sexually assaulting a teenager under his guardianship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 0:16:56

Security installed at request of Muslims against terrorism: Xinjiang official

As requested by local Muslims, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region installed security facilities to protect believers, as a big number of violent terrorist attacks had been launched at religious sites around the world in recent years, a Xinjiang official said at a press conference on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/17 23:03:40

Those who see China as 'systemic rival' have got it all wrong: China's UK ambassador

Those who see China as a "systemic rival" or a "potentially hostile state" have got it all wrong: they have chosen the wrong target and they are heading in the wrong direction, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 10:44:44

China summons US ambassador in protest over 'HK Act'

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang on Wednesday summoned US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, and lodged solemn representations over the US signing of the so-called Hong Kong Autonomy Act and related executive orders.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 23:13:23

China strongly opposes claim from US business advisory on Xinjiang supply chain

China has strongly refuted and condemned a statement from the US' Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory, saying the statement is a lie aimed at suppressing Chinese business under the name of human rights and that it will disrupt the global supply chain.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 11:57:15

Chinese officials, observers 'not surprised, but prepared' for US sanctions over HK

Top Chinese legislators and veteran observers of Hong Kong affairs said they are not surprised to see the US president sign the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, which is considered "a piece of scrap paper" by the Chinese government. Observers said that Washington is shooting itself in the foot through the move, which only has "symbolic effect," adding that the top authority in China has made full consideration of the worst case scenarios amid deteriorating China-US ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 10:52:06

China to sanction relevant US personnel and entities over Hong Kong Autonomy Act: FM

China will impose sanctions against related US personnel and entities in response to the Hong Kong Autonomy Act signed by the US government, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 10:21:23

Chinese and South Asian NGOs oppose COVID-19 politicization

Some NGOs in South Asia and China are standing up against politicization and stigmatization of the COVID-19 pandemic and are calling for a joint effort in the virus fight, at a time when some Western politicians are utilizing the pandemic to attack other countries for political ends.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 0:32:05

HK opposition 'primaries' challenge natl security law, illegal acts may become 1st major case on security in HK: analysts

The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO) on Tuesday accused the "primaries" organized by the opposition camp and extreme anti-government forces, as well as separatists in Hong Kong, of violating the law and said it will not tolerate any act of manipulating the upcoming Legislative Council (LegCo) elections of Hong Kong in September.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 23:23:40

Inciting confrontations in S.China Sea part of US 'isolate China' strategy

Following a rare move to send two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea, the US threw down the gauntlet to China again by issuing a statement on Monday that alleged most of Beijing's claims in the sea are "completely unlawful," in an apparent attempt to sow discord between China and littoral countries, and undermine the hard-won stability in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 21:38:40

Lockheed Martin faces China's sanctions over Taiwan deal

China will impose sanctions on US-based arms producer Lockheed Martin, the main contractor of the recertification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles of the island of Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 21:16:34

China to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin over US arms sale to Taiwan: FM

China will impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin for involvement in the latest US arms sale to Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 15:53:44

Central govt's liaison office condemns HK opposition camp for holding illegal 'primaries'

A spokesperson for the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday condemned the Hong Kong opposition camp for orchestrating illegal "primaries," saying that such political activity is suspected of violating the national security law for Hong Kong and the local election rules.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 2:20:35

Beijing announces targeted countermeasures against anti-China US hawks

"Symbolic" US sanctions against several Chinese officials over Xinjiang-related issues may be harmless, but China's countermeasures directed at some of the US' most "rancorous" China hawk senators will "rain pain" upon them, Chinese experts said after China announced sanctions against certain US officials, including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and warned that more US officials may be targeted by further countermeasures if the wrestle continues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 23:57:48

US politicians' double standards pollute NBA: Chinese observers

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has once again come under fire in the US, as Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has challenged the league's political position, which he said is biased in favor of China and corporate profits in the Chinese market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 20:03:40

China imposes reciprocal sanctions on US officials, organization over Xinjiang-related issues

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday announced sanctions against the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback, US Senator Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Republican Chris Smith, following the US' sanctions on Chinese officials over the Xinjiang issue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 15:41:34