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China's financial watchdog warns against risks as loan defaults rise in wake of pandemic

China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) warned on Saturday that potential financial risks remain high, while urging precautions to be taken in advance for a possible spike in non-performing loans (NPLs).
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 19:26:00

Past month of fighting against COVID-19 in Beijing a historical record: official

Saturday marks a month after the new outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing which was first discovered at the Xinfadi wholesale market on June 11. The past month has witnessed an anti-epidemic campaign participated in by the entire city and its residents, as well as a month put aside for medical treatment of cases with the struggle surely being recorded in the history of Beijing, an official from the Beijing Municipal government said on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 19:20:40

HK education bureau required to make plans for all-round education on natl security law: Carrie Lam

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Saturday she has requested the secretary for education to draw up a plan for comprehensive education regarding the Constitution, the Basic Law, the National Anthem Ordinance and the national security law for Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 16:52:55

Chinese retailers declare products safe after coronavirus found on imported shrimp

Domestic retail platforms and aquaculture firms rushed to disassociate themselves from three Ecuadorian companies after sample inspections showed their frozen white shrimps exported to China tested positive for the coronavirus on their packaging or container carrying the products.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 15:54:56

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Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

Implement Consensus and Handle Differences Properly to Bring China-India Relations Back on the Right Track

On July 10, 2020,Chinese Ambassador to India H.E. Sun Weidong delivered video remarks on current China-India relations. The full transcript of the video remarks is as follows:
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/11 7:44:55

Chinese ambassador, Kazakh health minister laud epidemic cooperation during phone talk

Chinese Ambassador to Kazakhstan Zhang Xiao held a phone conversation with Kazakh Health Minister Aleksey Tsoy on Friday. Both sides spoke highly of the China-Kazakhstan permanent comprehensive strategic partnership and agreed that the bilateral cooperation has brought tangible benefits to both Chinese and Kazakh people, according to a press release from the official WeChat account of the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 23:49:09

HK's third-wave coronavirus infection likely to be contained in a week: expert

It's inevitable for international cities like Hong Kong to witness occasional coronavirus outbreaks, and the latest outbreak in the city is likely to be contained in a week, Hong Kong medical experts said, after the city was hit by a third wave of COVID1-9 this week that ended no new cases for 21 days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 21:23:40

US 'trilateral negotiations' a 'political trick'

China is opposed to the US idea of "China-US-Russia trilateral arms control negotiations," which is neither serious nor sincere, and is no more than a political trick, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 21:03:40

Chinese students in Kazakhstan hope locals better protect themselves

Many Chinese students in Kazakhstan expressed eagerness to return to China, especially after the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan on Thursday warned Chinese citizens in the country of a local pneumonia of unknown cause.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 19:33:41

CAAC announces the fourth flight suspension against imported COVID-19 cases

The civil aviation regulator of China on Friday announced a one-week suspension for Air China flight CA910 from Moscow to Beijing, effective from July 13
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 18:41:44

US should invite WHO experts to trace the origin of COVID-19 in their country: Chinese FM

The first thing for the US to do is to fulfill its international responsibilities and obligations, and cooperate with the WHO, including inviting WHO experts to trace the origin of the virus in the US, if it really cares about the fight against the COVID-19 around the world,China's Foreign Ministry said at a regular press briefing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/10 18:24:10

Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan urges caution following reports of 'unknown pneumonia'

The Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan on Thursday warned Chinese citizens living in the country of a local pneumonia of unknown cause, which has a "much higher" fatality rate than COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 21:33:40

Mayor of S.Korean capital Seoul found dead

Park Won-soon, mayor of South Korea's capital Seoul, was found dead around midnight, hours after his daughter filed a missing report to police Thursday evening, multiple local media said citing the police.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/9 23:53:08

Chinese Defense Ministry slams Pentagon for South China Sea drill accusation

By accusing China's military exercises near the Xisha Islands of causing instability in the South China Sea, the US Defense Ministry disregarded the facts, confused right from wrong, and attempted to alienate countries in the region and reap unfair gains, China's Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 23:48:59

China sends a new commercial communication satellite into space

China sent a new commercial communication satellite code-named Apstar-6D into planned orbit via a Long March-3B carrier rocket on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 21:14:52

Two new additions bring number of UNESCO global geoparks in China to 41

Two geoparks in Central China's Hunan Province and Northwest China's Gansu Province were granted the title of UNESCO Global Geopark on Tuesday, increasing the number of such parks in China to 41 - a quarter of the world's total and the highest number of any country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 19:43:40

Chinese FM 'not surprised' if rumormongers will be sued

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday said it would not be surprised if China sues Adrian Zenz and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), that have long been publishing and disseminating disinformation about China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 19:18:40