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China probes, punishes multiple officials, anti-graft notices show

Several officials from different levels of governments in China have been put under investigation or punished in recent days, highlighting the country's anti-corruption drive is consistent and that the top authorities stand firm and show zero tolerance toward corrupt officials.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 0:53:13

Death speculation of 'godfather of Taiwan secessionism' discussed by netizens

A Taipei hospital dismissed rumors on Wednesday claiming that former Taiwan leader and key initiator of Taiwan-separatism Lee Teng-hui had died after he get choked while drinking milk in February, and the report has brought discussions among the mainland netizens as Lee is an infamous separatist.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 22:31:00

Xi presents order to promote military officer to rank of general

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), Wednesday presented a certificate of order at a ceremony to promote Xu Zhongbo, political commissar of the Rocket Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, to the rank of general.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/29 20:16:36

Xi signs order to commend military units, individuals

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to award citations for merit to three military units and five individuals.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/29 18:40:09

HK LegCo election may be postponed to next year to ensure fairness: expert

Hong Kong media reported on Tuesday that the Legislative Council (LegCo) election, scheduled for September, would be postponed to next year due to the worsening COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong, with experts saying if the report is true, it aims to protect the health of the public and ensure a fair environment for residents to elect lawmakers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 1:25:51

China to make firm response against peremptory US acts: FM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said that China will make firm and rational responses against the US whose behaviors are outrageous and unreasonable.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 22:21:09

Anti-govt activist fired by HKU

Tai Yiu-ting, a radical Hong Kong anti-government political activist who is also an associate professor at the Department of Law, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been fired after the overwhelming majority of the university council voted for his dismissal on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 23:40:23

HK LegCo election candidacy review not a 'political review'

Demanding answers about their position on the national security law for Hong Kong from candidates, and reviewing their candidacy are not "political review," but the legitimate procedure under the guidelines on election-related activities, legal experts said. Speculation that a growing number of pan-democracy candidates would be disqualified in the 2020 Legislative Council (LegCo) is nothing but a "deliberate misinterpretation" of the law and groundless accusation of central and local governments' interference in the election, they added.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 20:53:04

Xi calls for making AIIB new platform for building community with shared future for mankind

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for making the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) a new platform that promotes development for all its members and facilitates the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/28 17:20:51

Xi addresses AIIB annual meeting of board of governors

Chinese President Xi Jinping is delivering a speech in Beijing at the opening ceremony of the 5th annual meeting of the board of governors of the AIIB via video link on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 17:06:06

HKPF not impacted by equipment export sanctions: police chief

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has been working with various places around the world in terms of equipment procurement and training, and has not focused on one single country, so the equipment export sanctions will have little impact on the HKPF, and the unilateral move to cut ties or suspend exports would only cost the other countries involved, Chris Tang Ping-keung, Commissioner of Police of the HKPF, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 21:34:53

UPDATE: US consulate in Chengdu given 72 hours to close: source

China has ordered the US to shut its consulate in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, in retaliation for the US asking to close China's Consulate General in Houston, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday, which analysts have called “an equivalent and reciprocal countermeasure.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 11:59:14

US Consulate General in Chengdu

The US Consulate General in Chengdu was opened in October 1985 by the then US vice president George Bush. It is the fourth consulate general that the US has established on the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 16:18:44

Xi stresses carrying forward socialist cause founded by CPC

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, stressed upholding the great socialist cause founded by the CPC and carrying it forward from generation to generation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/23 10:29:39

Update: China's countermeasures to cause the US real pain over closure order of Chinese Consulate General in Houston

China's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the US for asking the Chinese Consulate General in Houston to close down, a reckless and dangerous move which analysts said will further flare up ongoing tensions between the two largest economies in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 15:36:17

UK mentality toward China shows serious regression: Martin Jacques

As UK-China ties continue to deteriorate, the Global Times reporters Chen Qingqing and Bai Yunyi (GT) talked with Martin Jacques (Jacques), a senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, on a series of issues including the latest Huawei ban in the UK, the British government's harsh stance on the natíonal security law for Hong Kong, and escalating US-China tensions, which have broadly affecting relations between the UK and China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 22:08:40

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects Northeast China's Jilin Province

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects Northeast China's Jilin Province
Source: People's Daily | 2020/7/22 21:48:56

Accusing Chinese of stealing coronavirus data a US trick to divert attention

The US, which has been conducting the world's widest espionage activities, accused China of hacking and spying without substantive investigations and evidence, which is political manipulation and a tactic trying to get itself out of the dilemma of its incompetent COVID-19 response, Chinese analysts said, after the US indicted two Chinese nationals for allegedly stealing US coronavirus data.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 21:17:05