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Xi attends G20 Riyadh Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday attended the G20 Riyadh Summit via video link.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/21 21:47:36

China's interest in CPTPP membership seen as a chance to ease Sino-US tensions

China's bold decision to consider joining a massive Asia-Pacific trade agreement shows the country's intent to seek higher-level opening up, a move which would breathe new life into free trade at a time when many countries are trying to shift away from the US-initiated penchant for protectionism in order to save their pandemic-stricken economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 21:27:07

HK police detain 3 people for sponsoring secessionists, hampering national security

The national security department of Hong Kong police on Saturday arrested three people accused of crowdfunding and sponsoring secessionist activities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 16:46:40

China and US should negotiate BIT after Joe Biden takes office: analysts

China and the US should work together to negotiate a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) after president-elect Joe Biden takes office, said economists and analysts, amid China's ongoing push for greater opening-up and post-virus global economic recovery which needs closer cooperation among major powers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 16:13:13

Shanghai's recent COVID-19 cases show risk of imported cases in winter and spring

An epidemiological investigation shows two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Shanghai on Friday are unrelated to a previous local case confirmed on November 9, but involve logistics personnel at the airport.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/21 15:58:40

China to boost access and affordability of COVID-19 vaccine for developing countries: Xi

China will step up R&D and exchange of vaccines, and will boost access and affordability of vaccines in developing countries: Chinese President Xi Jinping
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 21:31:22

Chinese FM to visit Japan, SK to seek cooperation as US influence wanes in region

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay visits to Japan and South Korea with anticipations to facilitate trilateral talks among national leaders, discuss details on implementing the just-inked Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and seek cooperation with neighboring countries to revive the economy in the post-COVID-19 period.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 15:32:36

Epidemiological investigations on Tianjin suggest Wuhan COVID-19 outbreak may have come from abroad

The latest batch of confirmed and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in North China's Tianjin Municipality, among which the earliest reported ones had been proven to be connected with exposure to imported cold-chain food, suggests that the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan may have come from overseas, virologists and public health specialists told the Global Times on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 19:48:40

Chinese troops get COVID-19 vaccine

Many Chinese military personnel, including peacekeeping personnel, have received a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics, and none of them got infected after vaccination, Yu Xuefeng, CanSino chairman and CEO, told a forum on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 19:38:40

Canberra risks hurting its housing market with increased scrutiny on China: industry observers

Australia's real estate sector is expected to experience a continued drop in investment from China as bilateral ties plunge to their worst level in decades, after media reports on Chinese investors pulling out of a $58.5 million Sydney property deal after facing an extraordinarily long review time from Australia's foreign investment review panel.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 18:33:41

Hong Kong will implement compulsory COVID19 testing among certain groups as situation worsens

Hong Kong will implement mandatory COVID-19 testing among certain groups of people, including those with symptoms, nursing home employees and taxi drivers, as the pandemic worsens rapidly, Chan Siu-chee, director of Hong Kong Food and Health Bureau said at a press conference Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 18:26:57

Xi meets with cultural-ethical role models

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with representatives honored for promoting cultural and ethical progress.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/20 18:06:37

FM urges Canadian leaders to listen to voices of justice and reason on Meng Wanzhou issue

No matter how Canada conceals the truth and misleads the public, it will never change the political nature of Meng Wanzhou's case, nor will it change the Canadian government's disgraceful role as an American accomplice in this incident, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 17:28:40

China has offered $2.1billion of debt relief to poor countries: Finance Minister

China has extended debt relief worth a total of $2.1 billion to poor countries under the G20 framework, the most among G20 members in terms of deferral amount, Chinese Finance Minister Liu Kun said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 16:15:10

BRI Short Video Competition Award Ceremony held in Wuhan

The award ceremony of the Second Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) Short Video Competition was held in Wuhan in Central China's Hubei Province, aiming to share the stories of builders and beneficiaries from countries along the BRI, who help to build a community with a shared vision for the future of mankind; also to highlight Wuhan's re-emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the solidarity converged in the city whilst fighting virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 15:28:40

China takes spotlight at APEC

China has taken the spotlight at one of the biggest diplomatic and economic platforms in the Asia-Pacific region, as Chinese President Xi Jinping used a keynote speech on Thursday to highlight China's "major strategic achievement" in fighting the COVID-19, and called on the region to choose openness over seclusion - all while the US, which has traditionally played a leadership role on such occasions, has remained noticeably silent amid a confluence of domestic crises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 19:48:40

Driver detained after fatal accident, killing 9 people in Central China's Henan

The driver of the truck in a fatal accident that has killed nine people and injured another four has been detained by local authorities, according to the website of the Huaibin government in Central China's Henan Province. Further investigation is underway.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/20 11:10:11

Nearly 1 million receive vaccine developed by Sinopharm

Chinese vaccine makers said that China's full-throttled development of COVID-19 vaccines remains in the lead among a roster of effective vaccines, although some Western media and politicians have questioned China for delays in releasing late-stage trial data after US drug makers Pfizer and Moderna's successes. The fact is, however, at least three out of five types of Chinese vaccines against the coronavirus have entered final stage trials, with the latest one beginning phase-III trials in central China's Hunan Province on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 23:23:40