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Chinese Embassy in Netherlands lodges solemn representations after Netherlands changes its office name in Taiwan island

The Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands has contacted the Dutch Foreign Ministry to lodge solemn representations after Guy Wittich, Representative of the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office in Taiwan, announced the simplification of the office's name to the Netherlands Office Taipei. The Chinese embassy has made a request for clarification of the matter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 9:37:41

Washington 'launches COVID-19 war against its own people'

China did not start a "war" on the US in the coronavirus pandemic as some hawkish US officials such as Peter Navarro have suggested; it is instead those "morons" in the US like the White House trade adviser, who have started a war against their own people and waged a relentless smearing campaign against China in an attempt to cover up their complete failure in pandemic response, that have steered the China-US relationship to a dangerous crossroad, Chinese analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/26 23:13:55

Republican memo unveils anti-China strategy for GOP candidates over COVID-19

"Don't defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban -- attack China," a detailed memo sent by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) to GOP campaigns has advised, urging Republican candidates to address the COVID-19 pandemic by aggressively attacking China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/26 10:50:35

Some people sue China as they 'need a monster to blame' for own problem: prominent Italian economist

Economist Michele Geraci, former undersecretary of state at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, slammed some Italian non-profit organizations that are reportedly mulling a lawsuit against China over the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/25 18:15:57

Xi-endorsed fungus reaps 3 million yuan online sales in his Shaanxi visit

Li Xuying, a 20-something livestreaming sensation based in Zhashui, a small county deep in the Qinling Mountains in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has never imagined she would see 420,000 viewers from across the country rush into her livestream all at once and buy up her entire stock of agaric mushrooms in just half a day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/24 23:53:22

Chinese firms mull suing foreign govts over COVID-19 losses

As more foreign officials, most notably in the US, sue the Chinese government over the coronavirus pandemic, many in China, while dismissing the lawsuits as absurd, are also mulling potential countermeasures in case these lawsuits bring damage to Chinese businesses.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/24 1:08:53

China's upcoming NPC session likely to be held via video conference: observer

An announcement on the National People's Congress (NPC) WeChat account on Wednesday said that the 16th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th NPC, China's top legislature, was held in a way for the first time in history in which deputies in Beijing held a video conference with non-Beijing deputies. Observers said the upcoming 17th session may be held in a similar way and China's current technology can assure a smooth process and the security of such conferences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 0:02:57

Central govt liaison office's authority to supervise implement of Basic Law in HK unshakable

The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong represent the central authority in the city, which are authorized by the central government to handle Hong Kong affairs and have the right and responsibility to supervise the implementation of the Basic Law, Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, said on Tuesday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/21 14:22:59

Xi urges officials to be guardians of Qinling Mountains ecological environment

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Monday urged local officials to be guardians of the ecological environment of the Qinling Mountains during his inspection tour in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/21 9:30:26

Chinese FM urges US to stop conspiracy theories on COVID-19, as 'make China pay' campaign makes no sense

US officials like Peter Navarro should stop confusing right and wrong while Washington should realize that the novel coronavirus is the enemy, not China, Chinese foreign ministry said in response to the US considering sending investigators to China to look into the outbreaks and some even insisted on making China pay for the losses caused by the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/20 17:58:21

US escalation of blame game against China by considering sending investigator 'absurd, unrealistic'

It's absurd and unrealistic for the US to send an investigation team to China to look into the coronavirus outbreak, as Washington wants to not only be “the world's cop” but also “the world's judge,” and there is no way China hawks inside the US government will achieve their aim of accelerating the blame game against China, warned the chief epidemiologist of the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/20 17:42:03

China's vice public security minister under probe

Vice minister of public security, Sun Lijun, is under investigation for suspected severe violations of discipline and law, the top anti-graft body said Sunday.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/4/20 1:26:48

DPP 'behind Taiwan ghostwriters'

Since early April, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus suffered cyber violence on social media networks and his Twitter account is now still filled with sarcastic and abusive comments with a considerable number originating in Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/19 22:53:41

Names of islands,reefs in South China Sea released

Chinese authorities released on Sunday standard names for 25 islands and reefs as well as 55 undersea geographic entities in the South China Sea in a move that Chinese experts praised for reaffirming China's sovereignty in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/19 22:38:40

Sansha city establishes two districts for better management

Following approval of the State Council, the city of Sansha in South China's Hainan Province has announced the establishment of two new districts to administer waters in the South China Sea. Experts said this is normal new city planning for better scientific management and to safeguard territorial sovereignty, and should not be over-interpreted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/18 23:15:52

Upcoming NPC sessions 'the first step' to two sessions, as China moves toward normalcy

The next session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) will be held in Beijing from April 26 to 29, the first step to the national two sessions, sources said. While Chinese President Xi Jinping's inspection of Wuhan on March 10 signaled the success of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic in the heavily hit province of Hubei, the opening of the “two sessions” indicates China is walking toward normalcy, which are milestone indicators of the country's epidemic battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 20:48:40

Xi honors military personnel fighting COVID-19

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, has signed an order of commendation to honor all the military personnel undertaking the mission of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/17 18:06:39

UK, France scapegoat China for epidemic losses, but cooperation still mainstream: expert

Some politicians in Europe have tried to make China a scapegoat to ease public disappointment over the continuously worsening pandemics in their own countries and contain China's global influence, experts told the Global Times on Friday, following reports that British foreign minister and French president had criticized China over the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 15:23:40