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Beijing to release new license plate lottery policy

The government of Beijing on Monday said the city's competitive car plate lottery policy will be altered to benefit families that don't already have a car by providing 20,000 new-energy vehicle (NEV) plates in the second half of 2020 and introducing a new system to increase the acceptance rate for the households' applicants.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 22:59:29

Xinjiang 'fasting ban' sheer nonsense made up by overseas separatists: senior official

The so-called fasting ban during Ramadan is "sheer nonsense" and rumor, and was made up by "East Turkistan" forces abroad with the purpose of sowing discord among ethnic groups, disrupting ethnic relations and inciting ethnic antagonism, a senior official from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region told a press conference on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 21:46:19

Wuhan reports zero COVID-19 asymptomatic patients for first time

Health authorities in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province reported zero new cases of COVID-19 silent carriers on Monday for the first time since the city started publishing asymptomatic cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 21:43:40

Separatists, anti-China forces spread rumors of infections in Xinjiang training centers: official

"As all the trainees have left the centers, how can there be risks of large scale infection?" a senior official from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region asked at a press conference on Monday, in response to recent rumors of a "large scale COVID-19 outbreak" in Xinjiang's vocational training and education centers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 21:04:52

HSBC urged to react to national security law

The public has urged UK-based banking giant HSBC to speak out on the national security law, which would be implemented in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), to regain the trust of its clients after it allegedly played a role in funding Hong Kong riots and was involved in the arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 20:23:41

Xinjiang spokesperson rejects rumor former official imprisoned for being 'two-faced person'

Some US media reports that a former official in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had been imprisoned for being "two-faced person" are "fabricated", as the man was convicted of bribery and abuse of power to seek profits from others, spokesperson of the Xinjiang regional government told a press conference on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 20:15:12

40% Chinese parents think their children 'addicted' to mobile devices, harming family relationships: survey

More than 40 percent Chinese parents believed their children are "addicted" to mobile devices, according to a latest survey released on the Children's Day, which concluded that social media contributed to children's friendships, but hurt family relationships to some degree.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 19:58:40

Sporadic imported cases understandable: expert

A passenger on the first chartered flight from Germany to China was tested positive for the coronavirus upon arriving in North China's Tianjin, sparking public concerns of imported cases causing a domestic resurgence, but a virologist and public health expert noted that such a case is rare and closed-loop management will avoid any danger to the public.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 19:53:40

More details of China's Mars probe revealed

China is eyeing the period between July and August this year to launch its first-ever Mars probe mission, codenamed Tianwen-1, with the probe expected to reach the Red Planet gravity field by February 2021.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 19:43:41

China urges US to roll back move to expel Chinese students, researchers

The expulsion of certain Chinese students and researchers in the US, which kicked off Monday, is stark political persecution and racial discrimination, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said, urging the US to roll back the decision immediately.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 19:06:58

Chinese FM urges US face up to domestic racial issues, batters 'double standard' on HK riots

US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien's allegation that foreign powers take advantage of US race relations and protests over George Floyd's death, and his allusion that China is taking pleasure in the chaos in the US is groundless and US practices of glorifying "Hong Kong secessionists" as heroes and calling US protesters as rioters exposed its double standard, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 17:43:40

Unable to tolerate US double standards, Chinese netizens adopt Pelosi's phrase 'a beautiful sight' to describe US protests

Chinese netizens calling US nationwide protests "a beautiful sight to behold" is not encouraging riots and violence, but just mocking US double standards, as the country described the Hong Kong riots as "a beautiful sight" but aggressively cracked down on domestic anti-racism protests, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 16:03:41

Xi stresses high-quality, high-standard construction of Hainan free trade port

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined the high-quality and high-standard construction of Hainan free trade port while prioritizing the innovation of institutional integration in the process.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/1 15:59:46

Celebrities speak out on Floyd's death and racism in US

Famous celebrities including legendary athletes Michael Jordan and LeBron James, pop singer Taylor Swift and the daughter of the late Martin Luther King, have been weighing in on recent US protests, some of which turned violent after the death of African American man George Floyd, condemning the ingrained racism in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 15:56:56

Unashamed of adopting double standards on violent protests in US

"I'm from Hong Kong and protesters here have some of the smartest tactics when fighting with our own police brutality. Here is an example of how they put out tear gas. I'll share more if y'all need."
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 13:23:34

Change in severe COVID-19 patient's serum can predict disease development: Chinese scientists

Chinese scientists have found multiple molecular changes and biological indicators of such changes in the serum of severe COVID-19 patients, which could be used to predict how the disease develops in patients.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 13:03:24

Chinese netizens hail HK police's restraint compared with US police in law enforcement

A video pointing out the differences between the Hong Kong and US police on how they handled the riots went viral, with many Chinese netizens hailing HK law enforcement for showing restraint during the 2019 riots and condemning US police for being violent and the US government for being double-standard.
Source: | 2020/6/1 0:13:25

SpaceX milestone manned spaceship launch applauded

As Chinese netizens applauded the feat of US commercial space firm SpaceX, which has conducted the first private-sector manned space mission, they also reflected on the state of the commercial space sector in China, where self-reliance is the key.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/31 21:48:40