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Chinese netizens celebrate Eid al-Fitr online amid COVID-19 pandemic

Eid al-Fitr was one of the most-searched topics on Weibo on Sunday amid the COVID-19 pandemic as netizens offered their congratulatory remarks in celebration of the festival.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/25 2:05:33

Supreme People's Procuratorate receives idol admiration among Chinese netizens

Chinese entertainer, 21-year-old Wang Junkai, a member of the boy band TFBOYS, was invited to visit and introduce via video the Supreme People's Procuratorate of China (SPP) to netizens at the ongoing two sessions on Sunday, which received idol treatment from netizens since it was first uploaded.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/25 1:42:00

Chinese lawmaker suggests 100b yuan fund for integrated circuit industry growth

A Chinese lawmaker has suggested a 100-billion yuan fund to promote China's integrated circuit industry, launch innovative pilot programs, and international cooperation in Shanghai.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/25 0:52:27

Young 'penny-pinching' Chinese on the rise amid coronavirus pandemic

A new group of young "penny-pinching" Chinese have emerged of late, representing a trend toward decreased spending amid the COVID-19 pandemic and challenging the stereotype that today's generation of Chinese only know how to spend.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/24 21:57:11

NPC deputy proposes a national data security law for information sovereignty

China should speed up the process of setting up a national data security law so as to strengthen the protection over personal privacy and establish a mechanism that guarantees China's data sovereignty facing global competition, Zheng Jie, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislative body, proposed during the ongoing two sessions.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/24 21:21:54

New York Times front page denounces Trump's failure in virus battle

The entire front page of Sunday's New York Times, which listed 1,000 coronavirus victims, served as a powerful demonstration of US President Donald Trump's failure in handling the pandemic and an emotional manifestation of his administration's neglect of its own people's lives, Chinese observers noted on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 21:08:40

Suppressing WHO amid pandemic lack in basic humanity, unacceptable to intl community: Chinese FM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has fulfilled its responsibility in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic very well under the leadership of Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and those who smear the WHO will only end up getting themselves dirty, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a press conference on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 20:13:40

Xi orders fortifying public health protection network

President Xi Jinping stressed fortifying the public health protection network when he participated in a deliberation at the annual session of the National People's Congress, China's national legislature.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/5/24 20:06:53

Political advisors propose stricter penalties for child abusers

Chinese political advisors have proposed increasing the penalties for child abusers and that the law should be amended to strengthen the protection of minors in distress such as orphans and left-behind children.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 19:48:40

Young lawmakers introduce first-hand two sessions information via short video platforms

Young deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) are now becoming special correspondents on short video platforms, delivering first-hand information of the annual two sessions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 19:18:40

Chinese political advisor proposes building a platform to check people's marital status

China can build a national marriage and love registration and information query platform used for citizens and enterprises to check citizens' marital status, a political advisor proposed at the ongoing two sessions, sparking heated discussion online.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 18:32:59

National security law will not affect HK's autonomy: Wang Yi

Hong Kong's national security law will not affect the city's high degree of autonomy, the rights and freedom enjoyed by its residents, or the legitimate rights of foreign investors, said Chinese State Concilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 17:38:40

Xi joins deliberation of Hubei delegation at annual national legislative session

President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Sunday afternoon joined a deliberation with deputies from Hubei Province at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's top legislature.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/24 17:23:28

'Traitor' Jimmy Lai opens Twitter account, remarks 'could provide evidence of subversion under new national security law'

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, a key anti-government figure in Hong Kong and founder of Apple Daily, who has been dubbed a "modern-day traitor," opened a Twitter account to seek public attention, but has instead provided evidence for national security agencies for acts of subversion, experts warned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 17:00:58

Virologist Shi Zhengli warns of new SARS-like pandemic caused by bats

Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli has warned of the risks of a new SARS-like pandemic caused by bats after studies have found there is an evolutionary arms race between coronavirus and its host, which encourages genetic diversity in the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 16:34:00

China to probe Mars in July: CASC

China is eyeing a July launch for its first-ever Mars probe mission, via its strongest launch vehicle the Long March-5B, according to state-owned rocket giant space contractor China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 16:04:20

The multiple unwarranted lawsuits against China over COVID-19 have zero basis for fact, law or international precedence: Chinese FM

The multiple unwarranted lawsuits against China over COVID-19 have zero basis for fact, law or international precedence: Chinese FM
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 16:03:53

Abuse of litigation against China over COVID-19 is shoddy: Chinese FM

Abuse of litigation against China over COVID-19 is shoddy: Chinese FM
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 16:00:46