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Central govt office starts operating, 'foreign forces frightened'

The Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was inaugurated in the territory on Wednesday and started operation after the inauguration, with more detailed regulations for law-enforcement to be announced soon. This is a milestone moment that could greatly ensure the stability and certainty of the financial hub in the future, officials and experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 22:03:41

Aussie travel warning another defaming tactic against China: experts

Rejecting a warning by the Australian government that their residents could face "arbitrary detention" if they go to China, Chinese observers said that the warning is clearly a defaming tactic aimed at slandering China's judicial system and stoking up antipathy towards China among the Australian public, which could further damage the fragile bilateral relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 18:03:21

China to impose visa restrictions on US officials who act maliciously on Tibetan issue

China will impose visa restrictions on some US personnel who have behaved badly on Tibet-related affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry said, following a statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the US will restrict visas for some Chinese officials over Tibet
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 15:52:37

US withdraws from WHO in midst of world's fight against global pandemic, sabotaging own interests and reputation: Chinese experts

US' confirmation that it was leaving the World Health Organization (WHO) while the international health organization and countries worldwide were dedicated to fighting a massive global pandemic has shocked the world, with Chinese experts calling the move "lacking in political foresight" and "petty."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 11:48:51

Riding the water

Candidates for this year's national college entrance exams (gaokao) in Shexian county in Huangshan, East China's Anhui Province have to take a boat to the exam site as the place has been flooded due to heavy rainfall. Local authorities canceled the Chinese language and mathematics tests on the first day of the exams. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2020/7/8 0:33:40

Article 43 rules clarified

After the implementation rules for Article 43 of the national security law for Hong Kong, which aims to further provide legal guarantees for police to apply the law and safeguard national interests, were gazetted Monday evening and took effect on Tuesday, misunderstandings and vicious instigations have flooded the internet, to which the HKSAR Chief Executive and experts clarified that the rules conform to the city's legal system, while safeguarding human rights.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 0:08:40

New implementation rules of national security law spark legal battle with social media giants

Several Western social media giants, such as Facebook, Twitter and Telegram, which are now in the spotlight, made high-profile announcements that they will "pause" processing the Hong Kong government's request to access data, following some local and foreign media outlets' exaggeration of the national security law enforcement rules they described as eroding Hong Kong's online privacy, a move experts call a cheap show of their "moral standards."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 22:33:40

Implementation rules for Article 43 of national security law for HK take effect on Tuesday

The implementation rules for Article 43 of national security law for HK take effect on Tuesday. Experts hailed the efficiency and close cooperation between the central government and the HKSAR government on providing legal guarantee on the matter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 10:17:06

UK bluffs over Hong Kong

The UK, a country with massive untold interests in Hong Kong and wants to retain its colonial influence in the city as much as possible, is now acting tough against China's national security law for its Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Chinese analysts said on Monday that the actions of the UK are more of a bluff since they can't harm China, but will only damage itself.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 22:23:40

Chinese, Ghanaian leaders exchange congratulations on 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on Sunday with his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China-Ghana diplomatic relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/5 14:21:45

UPDATE: Guangdong Party veteran Zheng Yanxiong appointed as head of central govt's office for safeguarding national security in HK

Chinese top authority appoints Zheng Yanxiong, a Guangdong provincial Party committee standing committee member, to lead newly established central govt office for safeguarding national security in HK, under National Security Law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 12:22:14

Liaison office director Luo Huining appointed national security advisor to HK

Luo Huining was appointed as Chinese central govt's national security advisor to the HKSAR committee for safeguarding national security. This shows the central authority has the ultimate responsibility and final say in national security matters in the city: observers
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 12:19:34

HK autonomy bill points gun at UK, US banking giants

The US House's passage of a bill sanctioning banks doing businesses with Chinese officials, the latest bluffing response to China's implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong, is only a piece of waste paper, and the US knows deeply that it can achieve nothing in shaking China's determination to push forward the law, Chinese analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 21:13:40

Head of national security office in HK soon 'to be announced'

Government agencies newly established in accordance with the national security law for Hong Kong will soon be activated, as the secretary-general for the national security committee in Hong Kong has been appointed, and observers said that the head of the central government's national security office in Hong Kong will also be announced very soon, as the need for law enforcement is urgent.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 0:03:40

National security law for HK bolsters anti-riot drive

In a move to clarify offenses that may breach the newly enacted national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a spokesperson with the HKSAR government said on Thursday that the slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Time," has the implications of secessionism, alienating HKSAR from China, changing HKSAR's legal status or subverting the State power under the current circumstances.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 23:48:37

Media show 'old playbook' in covering illegal HK protests

An old playbook of opposition groups and black-clad rioters was staged again on the streets of Hong Kong on Thursday, where some Western and local media again showed their double standards in covering illegal protests in Hong Kong, which had been repeated since 2019's social turmoil.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 22:36:04

'Rubber check' for HK BNO passport holders to backfire

Hong Kong police seized a masked man who stabbed a police officer Wednesday amid the unauthorized rally on his way to his one-way flight to the UK. The violent rally was regarded as a provocation and "one last audacity" after the national security law for Hong Kong Special Autonomous Region (HKSAR) was enacted on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 22:09:00

China to honor Korean War veterans with 70th anniversary medals

China on Thursday announced that it will issue commemorative medals on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the Korean War (1950-53) against the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 14:48:41