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India's sincerity key to ending conflict before winter

The Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisors on Thursday is a good opportunity for easing the ongoing border standoff between China and India, with experts saying that expectations of disengagement and de-escalation near the Line of Actual Control are high, but whether border tensions can be peacefully settled before winter depends on India's sincerity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 12:20:14

US sale of weapons systems to Taiwan island is media speculation: Taiwan authorities

The Taiwan "defense authorities" said on Wednesday that media reports of US plans to sell seven major weapons systems to the island were merely speculation by local media, reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 10:42:56

HK government officially acts on US' new product marking order

The Hong Kong government said that it is taking a formal step in dealing with the US' new rule on labeling of products of Hong Kong origin, which does not allow products to carry the "made in Hong Kong" label.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 10:17:28

Brucellosis infections in NW China worse than earlier revealed

A total of 3,245 people had tested positive for Brucellosis as of Monday in Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province, after a local Brucella leakage in July-August 2019. The issue raised widespread concern over the disease's spread and its consequences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 21:58:40

Steady China-Japan ties expected as Suga picks continuity cabinet

Members of Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's cabinet were revealed on Wednesday after Suga was nominated Japan's 99th prime minister. The new cabinet keeps in place eight ministers from Shinzo Abe's team, suggesting that the new administration may continue Abe's policies toward China, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 21:38:40

Chinese economy could achieve positive growth in 2020: Premier Li

China's economy could achieve positive growth in 2020, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a virtual gathering of nearly 600 business leaders from all over the world in a special dialogue organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Tuesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 21:33:40

India boasts winter war supplies, but its logistics are 'not as good as it claims'

India is engaging in psychological warfare by claiming that its army is preparing for winter as tensions between China and India rise, observers said, noting that neither the transportation nor the supplies of the Indian army in the glacier-covered region is as good as India claims.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 20:33:40

SW China border city's COVID-19 tests in full swing to quell epidemic risk

The China-Myanmar border city Ruili in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, which has ground to a halt after illegal border crossings, has tested more than 80,000 residents so far, aiming to detect COVID-19 infections and nip the spread of the virus in the bud.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 20:08:45

FM slams US attempts to drive wedge between China and other Mekong countries

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the US attempts to drive a wedge between China and Mekong River countries will be in vain, after some US politicians groundlessly claimed that the 11 upstream dams built by China have adversely affected food security, the environment and people's lives along the Mekong River.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 18:31:40

China urges India to correct mistakes, disengage on ground ASAP

The Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday urged India to immediately correct its wrong practices and disengage on the ground as soon as possible, while saying the responsibility for the recent China-India border conflicts lies with India.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 18:19:07

China strongly opposes 'infiltration' claims against Chinese diplomats in Australia: FM

China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to certain Australia media outlets' claim of so-called "infiltration" by the Chinese Consulate General in Sydney, saying such accusations are totally baseless and nothing but vicious slanders.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 16:28:48

China expands enrollment for joint education programs with overseas colleges to help students amid pandemic

China is expanding the enrollment for joint education programs with overseas colleges to take in qualified students who are facing difficulties in their plans to study abroad due to the ongoing pandemic, the Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 15:25:55

Yoshihide Suga appointed new Japanese prime minister

Yoshihide Suga, the newly elected president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), was officially appointed as the country's new prime minister by parliament on Wednesday.
Source: CHTN | 2020/9/16 13:06:11

US attempts to turn Mekong into another anti-China battlefield like S. China Sea

With $150 million initial investment, the US claimed to launch a Mekong-US partnership as an integral part of its "Indo-Pacific vision," which observers believe shows its accelerated pace in politicizing the water resources issue in the region to curb China's growing influence in Southeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 20:48:40

Chinese students grow concerned about US campuses turning into COVID-19 hotspots

A partial resumption of classes has made American campuses new coronavirus hotspots, as the trend may continue in the following weeks. Students said campus life is "gloomy every day," and some urged stronger control measures to protect students, staff and faculty members.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 20:28:41

UAE approves urgent use of China-developed COVID-19 vaccine after test on 31,000 volunteers

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday granted emergency approval for use of a coronavirus vaccine developed in China, six weeks after human trials on the vaccine started in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 20:28:40

Myanmar, China target illegal crossings after confirmed cases in Ruili

China and Myanmar have agreed on a joint fight against COVID-19 and a crackdown on illegal border crossings after two out of six people who crossed from Myanmar to Southwest China's Yunnan Province illegally were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 19:29:51

China to arrange Xinjiang visit for EU diplomats: FM

China has agreed to and will arrange for European Union (EU) diplomats in China to visit Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in response to the diplomats' request, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 19:07:54