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Suspected COVID-19 patient triggers closure of shopping mall in Beijing

A shopping mall in Beijing's Shijingshan district was closed for sanitation work on Thursday after a customer said she tested positive for COVID-19, triggering widespread fear among Beijing residents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 18:49:35

Pompeo ignorant on four areas on HK issues: FM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fabricates and disseminates rumors so frequently that it reveals his ignorance and prejudice against China, the spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, highlighting four things that embody Pompeo's ignorance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 18:44:45

Beijing should continue traffic restrictions despite epidemic easing: expert

Beijing should continue its restrictions on traffic going out of the city despite the easing epidemic situation in the capital experts said Thursday. The city has seen dropping numbers of newly confirmed cases for five consecutive days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 17:18:41

China to honor Korean War veterans with 70th anniversary medals

China on Thursday announced that it will issue commemorative medals on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the Korean War (1950-53) against the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 14:48:41

Stranded near crematorium in New Delhi, Chinese man hopes to find way back home

Every day, Zhou Ze (pseudonym), witnesses corpses being brought here one by one, and then sees them being burned with firewood. Zhou seems quite calm when talking about the crematorium in New Delhi, where he has been staying for more than three months, as if he has become accustomed to the frightening scenes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 12:29:46

China appoints secretary general of HKSAR committee for safeguarding national security

State Council appointed Eric Chan Kwok-ki as secretary general of Hong Kong committee for safeguarding national security in accordance with newly enacted National Security Law for HK: Xinhua
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 12:19:14

Expanding right of abode to HK BNO passport holders violates international law: Chinese Embassy in UK

The Chinese Embassy in the UK strongly opposes the UK's violation of international law and basic norms regarding international relations, after the UK attempted to expand the residency rights of Hong Kong residents holding British National Overseas (BNO) passports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 10:22:41

COVID-19 vaccine development lab, production department completed in Wuhan

China's first COVID-19 vaccine development lab and the only vaccine producing department at P3 level in Central China were completed in Wuhan, Hubei Province, on Wednesday, with the ability to produce about 100 million doses of vaccine per year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 7:48:40

Govt think tank adviser addresses 9 key questions on natl security law for HK

The national security law is different from ordinary legislation in every country. It allows different law enforcement from ordinary criminal charges ranging from arrest, indictment, interrogation and sentencing. It also guarantees special powers for law enforcement and executive authorities, to secure national security.
Source: | 2020/7/2 2:07:18

Chinese netizens display calmness and restraint on issues related to border clash

In contrast to Indian nationalist uproar that led to calls to boycott Chinese products, Chinese netizens have been displaying a sense of calmness and restraint on issues related to the border clash, urging both sides to solve disputes in an orderly and friendly manner.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 0:51:08

Landslide support for HK law at UNHRC

A total of 53 countries supported China's national security law for Hong Kong at the 44th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Tuesday, triumphing over 27 members that attacked and called for harsh measures against China over issues involving Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 20:28:40

Senior Hong Kong education figures back national security law

The heads of the governing councils of Hong Kong's eight publicly funded universities announced their support of the newly enacted national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), amid celebrations Wednesday for the 23rd anniversary of the city to China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 17:15:06

China's reciprocal action against US media outlets 'self-defense', more to follow, experts warn

China on Wednesday announced that the China-based branches of Associated Press, UPI, CBS and NPR must declare in written form the information about their staff, finances, operations and properties in China within 7 days starting from Wednesday, in a move which analysts said is an equal countermeasure against the baseless US crackdown on Chinese media, and that more measures against these US media outlets may follow.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 16:19:24

Official denies national security law treats HK as “one country, one system”

The national security law for Hong Kong perfectly combines the "one country" principle with respect for the differences in the "two systems," said Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, denying that the law violates "one country, two systems."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 15:08:40

Experts predict zero new infections next week as Beijing's cases decrease

The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Beijing went down to three on Tuesday, the lowest in the past 19 days, prompting experts to predict that the capital may report zero new confirmed cases in about one week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 13:23:40

Chinese Mission to EU rejects comment on national security law for HK

The Chinese Mission to the EU on Wednesday rejected comments by the EU claiming China's national security legislation for Hong Kong sabotages the judicial independence, autonomy and rule of law in the special administrative region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 10:57:20

China opposes 'seriously biased' US statement on human rights

China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to a "seriously biased" statement made by the US Permanent Representative to the UN, which made baseless comments on China's human rights situation and interfered in China's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 10:34:59

The Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in HKSAR

This Law is enacted, in accordance with the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, and the Decision of the National People's Congress on Establishing and Improving the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, for the purpose of:
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/1 9:50:26