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Landmark startup board launched with new rules

Days before China's tech hub Shenzhen is set to celebrate its 40-year birthday, China on Monday sounded bugle for landmark market-orientated reform for the city's tech startup board, the ChiNext board, by adopting new listing rules that are more accommodative to growing companies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/24 21:58:40

Security cooperation between Washington, Taipei a 'dark history' of interfering in China's internal affairs: FM

The Chinese mainland authority on Taiwan Affairs on Monday urged the US obey the one-China principle and stop sending the wrong signals to "Taiwan independence" forces, after an American diplomat attended a commemoration of a battle near Kinmen in the 1950s, which was also known as the start of the second crisis across the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/24 21:10:39

Anti-corruption campaign in political and legal systems, heavier blows on way: experts

A series of anti-corruption moves have been taken in recent days as multiple cases involving the political and legal systems were put under investigation across China, highlighting the central government's zero tolerance toward corrupt behaviors. Stricter measures will be introduced to deal with the recent spike of corruption cases, experts predicted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 20:43:58

Jimmy Lai stands trial as protesters outside court call him 'traitor'

Hong Kong secessionist media tycoon Jimmy Lai encountered indignant local protesters calling him a “traitor” as he went on trial on Thursday for suspicion of threatening a journalist in 2017, which showed a sharp contrast to the US President Donald Trump's comments on him one day before when Trump called Lai a “wonderful gentlemen” and “brave man.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/20 20:42:54

Xi instructs army to complete follow-up tasks of flood control, disaster relief

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, has instructed the armed forces to make unremitting efforts to complete the follow-up tasks of flood control and disaster relief.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/20 18:09:56

Chinese vice premier stresses agricultural production after natural disasters

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Wednesday stressed agricultural production after natural disasters to reap a bumper autumn harvest.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/20 9:56:31

Independence not a solution for Hong Kong: UK Ambassador to China

As UK-China ties face growing challenges due to disputes on a number of topics including Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Huawei, British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward emphasized consensus, not differences, between the two countries. The envoy, who is about to finish her term as ambassador and depart Beijing, hopes to keep communication channels open, and she said that independence is not a solution for Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 22:30:24

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits flood-affected residents in east China's Anhui Province

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits flood-affected residents in east China's Anhui Province
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/19 10:54:17

Revised HK textbooks correct political misconceptions, stress Chinese identity

Hong Kong's education bureau confirmed to the Global Times on Tuesday that it has sent advice to a number of publishers that had voluntarily submitted their liberal studies textbooks to the education regulator for consultancy, and the corresponding revisions have been made by the middle of August.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 23:19:02

HK officials more 'politically mature, determined' in face of foreign sanctions

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government officials have shown growing political maturity, more resilience and a firm stand in response to escalating personal attacks and political and financial pressure from Western countries and local extreme forces, since the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 20:48:40

Disapproval ratings above 50% on Trump's handling of seven key issues: Gallup

57% of respondents in the US disapprove of the way Trump handles relations with China, a recent Gallup survey, carried out between July 30 to Aug 12, showed. Click the graphic for more. Photo: GT
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 19:42:00

European companies expand business in China, not succumbed to US pressure

Many European companies in China that emphasize global collaboration are deciding to further tap into the Chinese market and expand their investment in China in spite of repeated US attempts to build an European alliance against China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/18 19:10:11

Chinese premier stresses financial support for real economy

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday stressed efforts to ensure that new fiscal funds directly benefit businesses and people to consolidate the foundation of the country's restorative growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/18 10:50:56

Lifting fishing ban 'won't escalate regional tensions'

Following the official end of the three-and-a-half-month fishing moratorium on Sunday at noon, hundreds of thousands of fishing boats from the provinces of Hainan, Fujian, Zhejiang, Guangdong and Guangxi are expected to sail out to sea and start their busy fishing season in the coming days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/17 23:04:14

Carrie Lam gives up honorary fellowship at Cambridge University, expresses disappointment at unwarranted accusations

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she was disappointed at unwarranted accusations and therefore has given up her honorary fellowship at the Wolfson College of Cambridge University as the college was under pressure to revoke her fellowship following the enactment of the national security law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 1:09:09

Xi's article on Marxist political economy in contemporary China to be published

An article by President Xi Jinping on opening new horizons of the Marxist political economy in contemporary China will be published Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/15 16:13:11

PLA's 'unprecedented drills' in Taiwan Straits for deterrence, actual combat: observers

The Chinese mainland openly warned Taiwan secessionists by conducting massive military drills in the Taiwan Straits on Thursday. Chinese experts said this is a clear and unprecedented deterrence toward secessionists of the island as well as the US, as the Trump administration has increased its links with the Taiwan secessionist authority, and the possibility of peaceful reunification is decreasing sharply.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 23:03:40

Reviving the Cold War is anachronistic

The string of recent actions taken by the United States against China are aimed at stoking ideological confrontation and reviving the Cold War in the 21st century.
Source: GMW.cn | 2020/8/12 12:40:35