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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

Chinese officials, medical experts expect more information from Kazakhstan on 'unknown pneumonia'

Based on limited information disclosed by Kazakh authorities on an “unknown pneumonia” in the country, medical experts are unable to understand or make suggestions for prevention and control work. Chinese authorities hope Kazakhstan would provide more information so the two sides can continue jointly fighting the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 18:56:54

Fight between colleges and govt drags US into deeper quagmire

The fight between US universities and the US government over its "reckless, cruel" visa rules for foreign students is victimizing Chinese students, a major source of revenue for the US education market, and seemingly dragging the country which just saw confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 3 million into a deeper quagmire.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 23:03:40

China hopes for 'reasonable' US

China continues to try its best to convince the US to stop dangerous approaches to deal with the ties, and to be sincere at dialogues to solve problems, said Chinese foreign minister in a speech at an online forum with more than 30 top diplomats and experts around the world on the direction of China-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 21:43:40

Stay on the Right Track and Keep Pace with the Times to Ensure the Right Direction for China-US Relations: Wang Yi

At the outset, I would like to congratulate you on the opening of the Forum. I also wish to use this opportunity to thank and pay tribute to the people from all sectors who have long been committed to China-US relations. I want to thank Dr. Kissinger for supporting this Forum. Every time I talked with him, I was most impressed by his profound, strategic thinking on the world and on China-US relations.
Source: fmprc.gov.cn | 2020/7/9 11:46:35

China, Russia reaffirm mutual support on core interests, sovereignty

Chinese and Russian leaders exchanged support for each other on safeguarding sovereignty and security and opposing external intervention during a Wednesday phone conversation, which covered issues such as China's newly adopted national security law for Hong Kong and Russia's recently passed amended constitution.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 23:23:40