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Japan's record-high defense budget won't pose actual threat to China: experts

Chinese military experts said on Tuesday that the recent increase in Japan's defense budget for a ninth straight year will not pose any actual threat to China, as Japan is still intimidated by the strong, all-round military competitiveness of its neighbor, and is unlikely to make audacious moves toward China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 21:07:36

NPC reviews draft law on food waste, banning popular eating show

China's top legislature on Tuesday reviewed draft legislation against food waste in Beijing, which would ban popular eating shows and require governments above the county level to establish food banks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 20:43:33

Taiwan abuzz over potential national reunification law

Experts from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan said on Tuesday that if the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) separatist authority continues its provocation, the road to reunification will be formally put on the agenda from the legal perspective, as the possibility of a new legislation to push reunification with the island is being hotly discussed across the Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 20:23:40

Absconding HK secessionist Nathan Law's bid for UK asylum 'not worth tough countermeasures'

Nathan Law, one of the head secessionists behind Hong Kong's social turmoil last year, said Monday that he has applied for asylum in the UK. A Hong Kong legal expert said that Law's asylum bid is not worth immediate tough countermeasures from the central government as he is "another pawn putting on a political show."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 20:13:14

Chinese visa application center in London suspends operation

Due to pandemic prevention reasons, the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in London suspends its operations from Tuesday: the Chinese Embassy in the UK
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 19:04:02

PLA expels US warship trespassing South China Sea

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command on Tuesday warned away a US warship that trespassed the South China Sea, leading analysts to say the PLA has again demonstrated its control over the region and ability to safeguard national sovereignty and security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 18:22:56

Eurasian countries show great interest in China-proposed global COVID-19 QR code

Eurasian countries have shown great interest in an international digital health code for individuals proposed by China to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, said representatives from various medical associations on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 0:42:48

HarmonyOS gives China own ecosystem, has far-reaching importance to nation's software sector: Huawei's Wang Chenglu

Huawei launched a new variety of the S-series Smart Screen and a vehicle-mounted smart screen carrying the updated Harmony operating system (OS) on Monday, further major steps toward building a complete ecosystem based on its own OS.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 20:52:30

Indian media hype of Chinese soldiers' incursion reflects hysteria, hinders military disengagement: observers

With China and India engaged in multiple rounds of talks through military and diplomatic channels to push forward a solution to their longstanding border row, Indian media driven by malicious intent on Monday came up with new claims of "Chinese soldiers' crossing" into Changthang village in the Nyoma area, east of Leh in Ladakh on the Indian side, before they were "forced" out, all of which were based on speculation over a viral video that made the rounds among local residents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 20:48:37

Chinese chipmaker SMIC-related shares surge, defying US' stepped-up crackdown

China's A-shares related to leading chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) surged on Monday, defying the Trump administration' latest move of putting SMIC on its Entity List, which aims to contain China's development of indigenous advanced technologies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 20:23:39

China wants to know how many high-risk workers need COVID-19 vaccine

China is calculating how many people working in high-risk professions will need to receive COVID-19 vaccines, health officials said Monday, as the travel rush of the Chinese New Year, also known as the world's largest annual human migration, draws close.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 19:55:24

China unveils new-era energy policy, pivoting to clean, renewable energy development

China on Monday unveiled a white paper on the country's energy development in the new era, which will prioritize non-fossil energy sources and push for the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy.
Source: | 2020/12/21 15:19:07

Shandong aircraft carrier group enters S.China Sea for exercises via Taiwan Straits: PLA Navy

The Shandong aircraft carrier group on Sunday sailed through the Taiwan Straits and entered the South China Sea for exercises, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy confirmed on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 11:22:27

Sinovac secures annual output of 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by end of year

China's leading vaccine maker Sinovac is working around the clock to prepare for mass production, with the first production line to secure 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine annually, the Global Times learned after an exclusive visit to the company's plant in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 22:59:52

China unveils new foreign investment security review rules to align with intl practice

China unveiled new rules for reviewing foreign investment on security grounds over the weekend in a major move to align with global practice in regulating foreign investment in the military, key energy and information technology sectors, and financial services.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 22:38:39

Outspoken HK lawmaker mulls national security education center to supervise reforms

An outspoken pro-establishment LegCo lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu plans to establish a center for national security education with 8 million Hong Kong dollar ($1.03 million), aiming to supervise reforms of liberal studies subjects at local schools while reporting public opinion to the new national security committee and other relevant authorities to further implement the national security law for Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 22:23:47

Chinese companies see different effects from new US blacklist

Shortly after the US government imposed new sanctions on dozens of Chinese companies on Friday, one Chinese mainland-based company said that the move will have no impact on current or future operations, while another said that it is still selling products in the US while waiting to see how the restrictions are enforced.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 21:38:39

China's manned spacecraft Shenzhou-10 settles in Mao's hometown

The reentry module of China's manned spacecraft Shenzhou-10 on Sunday arrived in the hometown of the late Chinese leader Chairman Mao Zedong in Shaoshan, Central China's Hunan Province, to honor the forerunner of China's aerospace industry and remind people of the original aspiration that guided China to advance steadily ahead in space.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/20 20:26:11