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China's first Mars probe Tianwen-1 completes 3rd mid-course correction

China's first Mars probe Tianwen-1 successfully conducted a third mid-course correction on Wednesday, Global Times learned from the China National Space Administration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 23:20:40

US can't offer what China can to Sri Lanka: expert

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Sri Lanka to pressure the South Asian country to stand with the US in containing China, but China has expressed strong confidence in its ties with Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 23:00:26

Kashi factory linked to outbreak no 'forced labor camp' hyped by West

The factory that's been closely linked to COVID-19 infections in Shufu county of Kashi in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is a clothing factory, and its establishment has helped solve employment difficulties for residents, officials said on Wednesday, refuting Western media slander that it is a "forced labor camp."
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 22:13:10

China to fix drawbacks COVID-19 exposed in new five-year plan

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, health institutes in China are committed to refining their health systems, such as enhancing surveillance and warning systems of contagious disease, and improving the quality of medical staff, which will prepare China's health system for future pandemics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 21:59:29

Information alleging Mossad took Chinese COVID-19 vaccine to Israel not officially confirmed: embassy

The Israeli Embassy in China clarified with the Global Times on Wednesday that the Israeli government has not confirmed, supported or approved any information on the internet alleging that Israel's intelligence service Mossad had brought a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine to Israel to study and learn from it.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 21:35:02

HK should join nation's 14th Five-Year Plan: advisor

Hong Kong should actively participate in the country's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), formulate a corresponding timetable and road map, and clarify the relationship between its own development and the country's overall strategy, political observers from the special administrative region (SAR) urged Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 21:25:21

US consulate risks closure if it grants political asylum to HK secessionists: expert

The US consulate in Hong Kong and Macao reportedly rejected four Hong Kong secessionists seeking political asylum on Tuesday, which was a “wise move” because offering asylum to secessionists could risk the closure of the consulate, experts noted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 20:26:24

Cases of 3rd time COVID-19 infection in Bangladesh unlikely to happen in China: medical experts

Chinese medical experts said on Wednesday that the recent case that some people in Bangladesh was reinfected with the coronavirus for the second time or even the third time may be caused by patients' weak immune system or virus mutation and the situation is unlikely to repeat in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 19:18:10

Climate inaction

Believe it or not, Uncle Sam, man-made climate change is no hoax.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 18:59:08

Communication channels on China-India border issues unimpeded, Indo-Pacific strategy outdated Cold War mentality: Chinese FM

China and India are properly handling the border issue through negotiations, and communication channels between them are unimpeded, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 17:13:32

Is PLA planning to take Dongsh Island? Spokesperson shrugs off the question as 'hypothetical'

Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson with the Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council, declined to comment on a "hypothetical question" raised during Wednesday's press conference on whether the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was planning to take Dongsha Island. She stressed that the mainland is capable of and determined to frustrate any provocation by separatist forces.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 14:58:21

DPP's collusion with external forces 'root cause' of severe cross-Straits situation

The root cause of the increasingly complicated and serious cross-Straits situation is the Democratic Progressive Party authority's collusion with separatist and external forces, and their provocations, said Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 12:03:45

Live coronavirus can be imported through long-distance transportation and infect cold-chain workers

China has detected novel coronavirus on the packaging of frozen food, indicating that live coronavirus can be imported through long-distance transportation and infect cold-chain food industry workers who do not have effective protection, according to guidelines on COVID-19 prevention in the production and operation of cold-chain food issued by the National Health Commission.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 11:23:40

Chinese Embassy in India rejects US meddling in China-India border tensions

The Chinese Embassy in India has urged the US to stop meddling in China-India border issues and rejected anti-China comments made by US Secretary State Michael Pompeo during the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 10:30:35

Canadian officer's testimony shows contradictions in Meng Wanzhou case: observers

Lawyers for senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou returned to a courtroom in Vancouver on Monday, attending a five-day hearing as part of the fight against extradition by the US, but some observers said the testimony of a Canadian official showed a contradiction between Meng's arrest in 2018 and the present situation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/28 0:36:50

China's 2nd aircraft carrier Shandong completes testing, training mission, to be combat-ready by year-end

China's first domestically made aircraft carrier, the Shandong, has completed regular testing and training missions at sea that focused on actual combat after serving in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy for 10 months, China Central Television (CCTV) reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 22:04:30

Central govt supports HK law enforcement agencies to perform duties: FM response to Tony Chung arrest

A spokesperson for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that China is a country under the rule of law and Hong Kong is a society ruled by law, stressing that the central government supports Hong Kong's law enforcement agencies to perform their duties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 21:43:35

Kashi tests all 4.7 million residents, finds no infection beyond Shufu county

The four-day prefecture-wide nucleic acid testing of 4.7 million people in Kashi of Northwest China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region discovered no other infections beyond the clustered epidemic related to a factory in Shufu county. Viral gene sequencing also ruled out the possible link between Kashi's outbreak and a previous one in Urumqi in July, which is believed to be factual evidence that the epidemic is merely a controllable clustered epidemic with a low risk of community transmission.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 21:38:40