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Amphibious landing ships, stealth missile boats conduct exercises in South China Sea

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently sent three Type 071 amphibious dock landing ships, and multiple Type 022 stealth missile boats to two exercises in the South China Sea, sending a strong message of deterrence to Taiwan secessionists and forces with ulterior motives, analysts said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 0:15:49

HK sees further integration with mainland, slams foreign interference ahead of policy address

A day ahead of the city's annual policy address, hinting at the further integration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) into China's greater development plan, the HKSAR government fought back in a decisive manner against the blatant interference of the British government into China's internal affairs by releasing a so-called six-monthly report on Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 22:13:40

Intl cargo resembles cold chain in winter, could carry COVID-19: expert

All international freight by air, land and sea resembles cold-chain logistics as winter approaches, which means they could become carriers of COVID-19, a top Chinese epidemiologist warned, while the Global Times found that the largest marine products market in Beijing has strengthened management to prevent infections.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2020/11/24 21:23:40

'China School' Japanese ambassador expected to push forward new consulate in Wuhan

The new Japanese Ambassador to China, Hideo Tarumi, who is one of the "China School" diplomats at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will enter the country this week via East China's Qingdao and undergo a two-week quarantine in Beijing amid the epidemic, the Global Times has learned.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:33:40

China, Germany to strengthen cooperation on vaccines and push forward BIT talks

China is willing to strengthen vaccine exchange and cooperation with Germany to promote the equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines as a global public good, especially to benefit developing countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:28:40

Taiwan's new submarines 'can't make waves in Straits'

Chinese mainland analysts said Tuesday the Taiwan island does not have what it takes to build advanced submarines, and even with US help, the underwater vehicles could not make waves in the Taiwan Straits, and may suffer from technical difficulties that hinder combat capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:18:41

Alleged Pope comment on Uygur persecution in Xinjiang groundless: Chinese FM spokesperson

The alleged comment by Pope Francis on Uygur mistreatment in Xinjiang in his new biography is not based on the facts and Xinjiang has reached its best time in history, and people of all ethnic groups enjoy the rights to life and development, Chinese foreign ministry's spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 18:33:41

China faces virus challenges as international freight resembles cold chain in winter: top Chinese epidemiologist

All international freight transported by air, land and sea becomes just like cold-chain logistics as winter approaches, which means they could become carriers of COVID-19 virus, a top Chinese epidemiologist warned on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 10:14:22

China, Japan health recognition system may be discussed during Wang Yi's visit

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is to pay a two-day visit to Japan on Tuesday, his first since Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took office. Chinese experts predict that the two sides might discuss establishing a mutual recognition system for health certificates to enable resumption of bilateral business travel.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 23:59:36

New US officials could bring back rational approach to relations with China: experts

Antony Blinken, reportedly the incoming secretary of state selected by US President-elect Joe Biden, and potential national security advisor Jake Sullivan appear to be "old faces," some Chinese experts said, and they are likely to take a more rational and pragmatic approach toward China given their past experience of handling foreign affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 23:40:17

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Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 23:38:43

UPS and FedEx employees at Shanghai Pudong International Airport tested positive for COVID-19

A FedEx deliveryman was confirmed with COVID-19, the only positive case that Shanghai Pudong Airport revealed after testing 17,719 staff members since the airport initiated nucleic acid tests on Sunday for all staff, the local CDC reported on Monday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 22:18:00

China pledges global vaccine cooperation amid unequal distribution fears

China said it will prioritize the strengthening of international cooperation on vaccine development, and make concrete efforts to promote equal distribution, as the Chinese leader has promised to make the vaccines accessible to developing countries on major diplomatic occasions, including the recent G20 summit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 21:58:53

Rules on foreigners' religious acts aim to prohibit extremism

Chinese authorities are soliciting public opinion on a new version of regulations on the religious activities of foreigners within China's territory, in which it highlights that foreigners should not advocate religious extremism, support or fund illegal religious activities, use religions to undermine China's unity and ethnic solidarity, or conduct terrorist activities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 21:38:41

China's aircraft carrier Shandong holds year's 3rd voyage

The Shandong, China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier, the second in all, recently embarked on its third voyage of the year, after it was declared to have completed regular testing and training missions in late October.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 19:00:14

Chinese Embassy 'deeply disappointed' over claims by Australian trade minister

The Chinese Embassy in Australia on Monday said that it is deeply disappointed with the Australian trade minister's latest accusations against the embassy, as reported by The Australian newspaper, and said that “this is obviously not helpful to the China-Australia relationship.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 18:43:40

Joshua Wong's guilty plea 'another political performance': experts

Hong Kong secessionist Joshua Wong Chi-fung pleaded guilty to two charges of inciting and organizing an unauthorized assembly in a siege of the headquarters of the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) in June 2019, which experts noted was “another political performance.” Wong's fellow secessionists and long-time colleagues Agnes Chow Ting and Ivan Lam also pleaded guilty to charges related to the same siege earlier on Monday morning. The three were taken away ahead of a sentencing hearing on Dec 2, where they could face a maximum of five years in prison if convicted, local media reported. Wong faced three charges and pleaded guilty to two counts of organizing and taking part in an unauthorized assembly, and was acquitted of the charge of participating in an unauthorized assembly.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 18:04:02

China opposes US potential move to restrict 89 Chinese firms from buying US goods

China firmly opposes US wanton suppression of Chinese companies and the US actions violate the principle of market competition as well as international economic and trade rules, and harm the interests and image of the US, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 17:23:40