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Turkey shows 'independent diplomacy' by purchasing Chinese vaccine, opposing politicizing counterterrorism

Turkey on Monday spoke highly of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines and expressed willingness to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation with China and push the bilateral relations to a higher level, which Chinese analysts believe showed that Turkey has been increasingly independent in its diplomacy rather than being bound by some coalition such as NATO or blindly following the US, and that its perception of China has become more balanced and objective.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 20:16:08

New variant of coronavirus in UK won't impact mass vaccination: epidemiologist

A "new variant" of coronavirus detected in the UK won't have a major impact on the country's massive vaccination program, predicted a Chinese epidemiologist, noting that the case should serve as a reminder for countries to maintain surveillance of and research into the virus, and "keep a step ahead of its changes."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 19:05:09

Channel open to transfer Lai's case to mainland due to foreign intervention: expert

Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, the notorious Hong Kong media tycoon who faces a series of criminal charges including fraud and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security, has applied for bail again after being denied twice. He has applied directly to the High Court, and is scheduled to be heard on December 23, Hong Kong media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 16:30:46

Landing site ready to receive China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe

China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe, which is carrying about 2 kg of precious lunar samples, is about to reenter the Earth's atmosphere and touch down at the preset landing site at Siwangzi Banner of North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. All systems at the landing site are ready to deliver quality services to ensure the success of the last stage of the mission, according to landing site authorities on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 16:00:41

Three Gorges Corporation becomes official partner of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The China Three Gorges Corporation became an official partner of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing after a signing ceremony on Tuesday, aiming to promote clean energy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 14:36:39

Beijing reports one imported case from Hong Kong after patient was discharged from 14-day quarantine

Beijing on Monday reported one imported COVID-19 case from Hong Kong. The patient was diagnosed after he was discharged from 14-day quarantine.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 12:21:01

US is paying price for incompetence of Trump leadership: Joseph Nye

"If you look at the relationship between China and the US, I have called it a cooperative rivalry in which you have to pay attention both to the cooperation and to the rivalry." -- Joseph Nye
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 18:23:40

Tianwen-1 Mars probe reaches more than 100 million kilometers away from Earth

China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe has travelled about 360 million kilometers, reaching more than 100 million kilometers away from earth, as of 9 pm Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 8:22:11

US Electoral College vote makes Biden's White House win official

The US Electoral College cast votes on Monday for a new president based on the 2020 election results, making Democrat Joe Biden's projected victory official.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/15 6:42:00

West hypes 'leaked' list of CPC members to sow discord in foreign institutions

Some Western media, using an alleged name list of 1.95 million members of the Communist Party of China (CPC), have launched a new round of witch hunts by accusing the people on the list of working in foreign consulates in China and foreign companies' Chinese branches for intelligence purposes, even though the authenticity of the database has been highly questionable.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 17:51:07

No companies 'above the law' as China plans new listing, delisting rules

The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Monday called for public opinion on revised listing and delisting rules, adding a delisting evaluation indicator of defects in information disclosure and standardized operations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 22:27:33

Chinese, Japanese defense ministers vow to establish a liaison mechanism

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe told Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi during a video call that both sides should speed up the construction of the maritime and air liaison mechanism to deal with potential disputes, according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 21:39:23

Aircraft carrier Shandong wraps up year's 3rd voyage, exercises with submarine speculated

China's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, reportedly wrapped up its third voyage of this year, and returned to the Dalian Shipyard in Northeast China's Liaoning Province on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 20:53:41

HK, Macao youth vie for Shenzhen civil service posts

As 446 graduates from Hong Kong and Macao compete for five civil service positions in Shenzhen, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area kicked off another round of integration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 20:28:40

HIV-hit Yunnan mulls legal punishment for HIV/AIDS patients who conceal conditions from spouses, sex partners

Southwest China's Yunnan Province, a region most affected by HIV in China, will roll out a new regulation next year where HIV/AIDS patients who conceal their condition from their partners will be prosecuted for criminal liability. The regulation has immediately sparked heated discussions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 20:28:23

Plateau-operable Z-20 helicopters enter service in PLA Tibet Military Command

China's latest and fully home-manufactured utility helicopter, the Z-20, which is designed to operate in plateau regions, recently made its long-expected first public appearance under the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command. Analysts said on Monday that the new chopper is likely to be commissioned in large numbers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 18:25:23

China opposes provocation on Lancang-Mekong River cooperation: Foreign Ministry

China welcomes "constructive suggestions" from countries outside the Lancang-Mekong River valleys on the development and utilization of the river's water resources, but firmly opposes intentional provocation, said the country's Foreign Ministry on Monday, responding to a question on a US-funded program that will use satellites to monitor river dams on the upstream of the Lancang River.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 17:28:40

Chang'e-5 executes first moon-Earth transfer orbit course correction

China's Chang'e-5 successfully conducted its first course correction during its homebound flight on the moon-Earth transfer orbit as of Monday 11:13 am, Global Times learned from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/14 11:42:21