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China, Russia shoulder responsibility to safeguard world peace: Chinese FM on WWII anniversary

China and Russia shoulder the responsibility of safeguarding world peace and security, and carrying on the mission to help push forward the development of humankind, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, commenting on China and Russia's commemoration on Thursday of the 75 years of the end of the World War II.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 19:22:55

First direct international flight lands in Beijing in nearly six months

After 164 days, Beijing welcomed its first direct international flight on Thursday, as Air China flight CA746, direct from Phnom Penh Airport in Cambodia, landed at Beijing Capital International Airport at 6:57 am. The airport has taken strict epidemic prevention measures in order to protect the nation's capital from a possible outbreak of imported COVID-19 cases.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 15:33:20

Working hard to bring happiness to the Chinese people and promote progress of all mankind

Standing on the right side of history, the CPC is committed not only to rallying the Chinese people and leading them in running our own affairs well, but also to building a community with a shared future for mankind to promote world peace and common development. Moreover, the CPC rises above the Cold War mentality and opposes power politics as it endeavours to nurture and contribute to the lofty cause of world peace and development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 15:12:14

Frontline staff in civil aviation plan to take COVID-19 vaccine

Frontline employees in civil aviation industry plan to become a key group to take the COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, a document obtained by the Global Times shows.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 12:48:23

Chinese embassy in US slams latest restrictions on Chinese diplomats

The embassy of China in the US said it firmly opposes the US decision to impose more restrictions and obstacles on Chinese diplomatic and consular personnel in the country on the grounds of so-called reciprocity in US-China diplomatic ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 10:56:47

Lam's remarks on 'separation of powers' serve as remedial lessons for HK society

After Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, told the media that there has never been a "separation of powers" in Hong Kong, some legal experts in Hong Kong began debating whether Beijing misunderstood the concept, while experts from the Chinese mainland said Lam's point serves as "remedial lessons" in understanding the constitutional order of the city.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 0:15:33

Indian troops first to cross LAC; blame for border issues lies with New Delhi

India's habitual boasts about its military strength, fabrication of victories and cover-ups of its provocations in recent border clashes with Chinese troops, which arise from its domestic need to divert public attention from its government's failure to improve the economy and contain COVID-19, make the whole world question its sincerity in maintaining the stability of the border area, Chinese analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 21:28:01

China's CanSino kicks off Phase III vaccine clinical trials in Russia

Phase III clinical trials on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics Inc and a team led by Chinese military expert Chen Wei has kicked off in Russia, the company announced on Wednesday, noting that they are at the same time promoting international clinical trials in several other places that would include more than 40,000 adult volunteers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 20:52:46

DPP secessionists 'deceive themselves' with new passport

With growing tensions and the specter of a military conflict looming over the Taiwan Straits, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-dominated Taiwan island unveiled a new version of its passport, marked by further de-sinicization. Experts from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan believe the DPP's "political smuggling" is pushing the island toward the brink of a military conflict.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 20:12:17

Beijing resumes direct international flights

Beijing is opening up to the world again after China has spent over half a year combating COVID-19, with occasional resurgences in some cities. The capital city announced on Wednesday plans to resume direct international flights, starting from Thursday, which signals that locally transmitted cases have been fully contained, leading medical experts commented.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 20:33:40

US shunning WHO-led global vaccine program is a dangerous gamble: experts

Instead of participating in a global vaccine program led by the World Health Organization (WHO) like the other 172 member states, the US chose a go-it-alone strategy to develop a vaccine despite the obvious benefits that it would bring to public health in the country; Chinese analysts said the strategy is a dangerous gamble if the country loses in the vaccine-development race, criticizing the Trump administration's selfishness out of political considerations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 20:28:40

Chinese FM calls for reflection why COVID-19 has spread wildly in US after suspending travel with China

Why has the COVID-19 spread rampantly in some countries even after China cut off viral transmission routes to the rest of the world, the question deserves deep reflection and investigation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Wednesday at a press conference, when asked for comments about the US government's response to the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 20:23:29

Public confidence in HK nucleic acid screening rises, more expected to join

Public confidence in the nucleic acid testing program for COVID-19 arranged by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is rising as the program received a wide welcome with at least 710,000 residents signing up — and it may be extended to meet demand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 20:19:14

Slovak politician blames wrong side in tweet criticizing China

China's determination to safeguard national sovereignty is unwavering, and China-EU relations will not be swayed by some European politicians who voiced support for Taiwan island visit, something strongly opposed by China and widely seen as breaching the one-China principle, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 19:53:17

India first to provoke, responsibility rests with India: Chinese FM

The Indian army's statement admitting that its troops pre-empted the Chinese military activity fully proves that it was the first to illegally cross the border in an act of provocation, the first to unilaterally change the status quo in the border area and the first to violate the important consensus reached by the two sides, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 17:04:36

Beijing will resume direct international flights on Thursday

Beijing city will gradually resume direct international flights starting Thursday as the COVID-19 outbreak has been contained, the Chinese civil aviation regulator announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 17:01:27

US 'government-coerced deal' a robbery, against rules

China's Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Science and Technology released the revised catalogue of technologies that are subject to export bans or restrictions on Friday. In Section 15 of Part II dealing with computer service industry, "personalized information push service technology based on data analysis" has been added to items subject to export restrictions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 16:42:23

HK mulls extending universal nucleic acid testing scheme as registration slots fill up: official

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is mulling prolonging the seven-day universal community nucleic acid testing scheme, as registration in some testing centers are fully booked with more than 710,000 residents signing up as of Wednesday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 14:30:28