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Xi, Putin exchange New Year greetings over phone

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday night. They sent New Year greetings to each other and to people on both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 21:40:01

Shenzhen starts trial for HK detainees' illegal border crossing

Shenzhen's Yantian District People's Court began the trial of 10 Hong Kong residents who had been detained in August for illegally entering mainland Chinese waters, with the court hearing the public prosecution's opinions as well as the suspects' defense. It will announce sentencing on another day, the court said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 21:33:40

Tactical information system for individual soldiers in service for PLA Tibet Military Command

Individual soldiers with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command are now equipped with a new type of tactical information system that can share real-time combat dynamics, receive mission objectives and allow the soldiers to comprehensively grasp the battlefield situation, boosting their combat capabilities in cold, mountainous regions, media reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 21:03:39

Famous adventurer 'unlikely to have survived' glacier accident

Wang Xiangjun, a young Chinese adventurer dubbed "Glacier Bro" by his fans, has been missing for eight days after falling into a glacier waterfall during a recent trip to Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Local rescuers have been trying to find him, but said it is highly unlikely he has survived.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 20:48:39

Man-mocking comedian accused of being 'sexist,' but who is the joke on?

"It is all funny until the joke is about them." Yang Li, a Chinese stand-up comedian who caught her big break this year for sarcastic attacks on men during online gigs, has found herself in a tornado of online trolls and even a formal report to the state cultural publication regulator, which ironically accuses Yang of being "sexist" herself.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 20:22:44

China lists COVID-19 medicines in health insurance directory

All medicines for the treatment of COVID-19 listed in the latest version of the national COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment plan are covered by the China's health insurance scheme, the National Health Security Administration announced on Monday. y
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 18:06:26

Chinese FM rejects US embassy call to 'release' 12 Hong Kong residents arrested in mainland

China firmly opposes the remarks made by the US Embassy in China concerning the 12 Hong Kong residents who were detained in August for illegally entering Chinese mainland waters, and those remarks ignore the facts and confuse right and wrong, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a routine press conference on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 17:56:14

Hong Kong police issues warrants for 30 secessionists who fled overseas

Hong Kong police on Sunday issued warrants for about 30 Hong Kong secessionists who have fled overseas including former opposition lawmakers Ted Hui Chi-fung and disqualified opposition lawmaker Leung Chung-hang.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 22:14:20

PLA receives world's lightest heavy machine gun

A new type of heavy machine gun, possibly the lightest of its kind in the world, was recently spotted in an amphibious landing exercise held by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), indicating that the weapon with powerful suppressive fire has now entered Chinese military service.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 22:04:00

Eligible personnel from China can enter Japan amid strict new entry ban

Although Japanese media reported that Japan vowed to suspend entry of foreign nationals over the new virus strain, the Global Times found the country has not shut the door to all foreigners, as some, including Chinese businesspeople, are still permitted to enter the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 19:53:39

China amends national defense law, shows country's sense of global justice

After the approval of China's new amendment to the country's national defense law, China is expected to make itself heard more on global justice in addition to its own, and will play a unique role in safeguarding world peace at a time when evil forces are ravaging, Chinese experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 18:23:40

US Indo-Pacific Strategy cannot thwart China's development: scholars

To deal with the US' Indo-Pacific Strategy that targets China, China should try to stimulate the potential for regional economic cooperation, increase countries' interdependence in the region and pay more attention to promote anti-virus cooperation in the context of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese experts said at an online seminar themed on analyzing different countries' Indo-Pacific strategies on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 16:29:56

China resumes 2021 two sessions March schedule

National People's Congress(NPC) approved Saturday that the Fourth Plenary Session of the 13th NPC and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, namely the two sessions, will convene starting from March 5 and 4 respectively in Beijing.
Source: Global Tiimes | 2020/12/26 16:11:50

641 companies release performance forecast, more than 40% expect positive growth

A total of 641 firms listed on China's A-share market, as of Friday, released performance forecasts for 2020. More than 40 percent of them predict positive growth despite the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/26 15:26:14

Restrictive measures may be taken for flights from S.Africa amid fears of new strain

The Chinese mainland is likely to follow the international trend in suspending flights to and from South Africa, which has been hit hard by COVID-19, predicted Chinese medical and public health experts, who worry that a new variant of the coronavirus being reported there may bring risks and uncertainties to China's generally stable epidemic situation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/25 21:38:40

Beijing imposes fresh travel restrictions ahead of New Year holidays amid looming new COVID-19 surge

Beijing's COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control faces a major test with sporadic cases re-emerging and the New Year and Spring Festival holidays fast approaching, the Beijing government said on Friday, calling on companies not to arrange business trips outside of the capital and abroad and advising residents not leave the city during the Spring Festival holidays in addition to schools and companies staggering their holidays.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/25 20:58:39

Chinese like American culture, loathe US hegemony, hope Biden to fix bilateral ties: survey

After a series of frictions and struggles with the US in areas such as economy, trade, science and technology, as well as diplomacy and security, Chinese people have an unshakable consensus in opposition of US hegemony but they can still separate American culture and people from the government, according to a survey from the Global Times, with Chinese experts saying that this can lay the foundation for the two countries to fix relations in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/25 20:03:29

MediaTek surpasses Qualcomm as biggest smartphone chip supplier

MediaTek has surpassed US chipmaker Qualcomm for the first time to become the world's largest smartphone chipset supplier in the third quarter of 2020. The Taiwan-based chip maker occupied 31 percent of market share during the third quarter. China and India were the biggest contributors to MediaTek's successful quarter, said a Counterpoint report.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/25 19:33:39