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China is on course to overhit annual 5G deployment target, figures show

With connections on 5G networks topping 100 million in China, 5G technology is being relied on to remake the nation's services trade, Chinese officials and industry executives said on Saturday during the ongoing China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), calling for international cooperation, rather than unilateralism, to improve global 5G standards.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/5 14:49:29

China launches reusable experimental spacecraft for peaceful uses

China successfully launched a reusable experimental spacecraft with a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 21:28:40

Semiconductor as natl plan a 'counterattack' on US

The inclusion of the third-generation semiconductor industry into China's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) - which led to an across-the-board rally in chip shares on Friday - is expected to give China an "upper hand" in the next battlefield of global chip technology, providing Beijing with more leverage to Washington's restrictions and malicious crackdown on Chinese tech firms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 20:59:00

Tourism could reach 80% of last year's level in October: analyst

China's consumption market will see a peak season, driven by rising market demand and government efforts, and October is expected to see a robust revival after China has controlled the coronavirus, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 19:40:18

Exiled Tibetans in India's 'special force' are only 'cannon fodder'

The latest border confrontation between China and India has brought under spotlight an Indian force unit, composed of the exiled Tibetans who some Indian media believe formed an "elite unit" and played an "important role" in the latest standoff triggered by India's provocative actions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 18:20:30

China has paid its UN dues in full, US to blame for UN financial difficulties: FM

Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday slammed the US for defaulting on its UN dues, following the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reportedly urging member states to pay their membership dues, claiming the UN is facing serious financial difficulties including arrears amounting to $1.52 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 17:59:33

Taiwan's attempt to restructure global supply chains with the US won't work: analysts

The US-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC) has held a virtual discussion on enhancing the supply chain between the US and the Island of Taiwan on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 17:32:48

China welcomes first major offline international trade fair since COVID-19 outbreak

China is set to welcome the country's first major offline international trade fair on Friday following its effective prevention of COVID-19, with Chinese President Xi Jinping expected to deliver a speech at the event.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 13:29:26

China's panda research center responds to 'abusive treatment' claims of US-based giant panda

The China Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center responded to claims that a giant panda had been abused by a Washington zoo, assuring the public that it maintains close contact with its US counterpart in response to mounting concerns that the panda hadn't eaten for days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 13:23:46

China semiconductor-related shares open higher Friday

China's semiconductor-related shares opened higher on Friday — with some even rising by the daily limit — as the market is buoyed by media reports claiming the Chinese government is preparing to fully support the development of the third-generation semiconductor industry between 2021-2025.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 11:23:48

Japan worries about China ties at peace anniversary

Japanese residents and media outlets paid close attention to China's commemoration on Thursday of the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, with Chinese analysts saying Japanese society has shown greater interest in China and where China-Japan relations are headed before Japan elects a new prime minister.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 21:28:40

Disinformation causes 'twists' in bilingual education in China's Inner Mongolia

China's work in implementing bilingual education of Putonghua and an ethnic language in ethnically populated regions in recent years has been smooth and effective in cultivating bilingual talent. Some twists happened in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region as a new regulation on bringing courses taught in Putonghua has not been fully explained to parents, and disinformation has misled the public, with the possible interference of overseas separatists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 0:51:46

Lai clear on intimidation charge, suspicion of breaching national security law not easy to escape

The clearing of a charge of intimidation against a journalist in 2017 on Thursday doesn't make Hong Kong secessionist media tycoon Jimmy Lai a free man, legal experts said, since the so-called "spiritual leader of the free press" still faces at least six other charges, including breaching the national security law for collusion with external forces.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 21:23:40

Mainland students distressed over HKU's 'hate speech' video

A controversial video produced by a TV station of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Students' Union has encountered a flood of criticism as it contains "bullying and incites hatred towards" Chinese mainland students under the guise of addressing educational resource allocation problems and exercising the freedom of speech. Experts said the video indicated a severe problem of penetration of secessionist ideas among Hong Kong youth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 21:13:40

Tsai-Czech Senate president meeting 'vain and flattery'

No treaty, no major announcement. The fruitless gifts between Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen authority and visiting Czech Senate president Milos Vystrcil hardly satisfied those who fool themselves to challenge the one-China principle. Experts noted that the meeting will not affect the substantive exchanges between the Chinese and Czech governments, nor will it shake the friendly exchanges between China and EU countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 20:58:41

West's lies on Uygur population seek to incite ethnic hatred in Xinjiang

Western radical forces are expected to continue to play dirty tricks, like the latest accusation concerning Xinjiang's population, to pressure China. People in Xinjiang and the rest of China should not be affected by Western opinion. Preserving peace and stability fits the interests of all ethnicities in China. Compared with stability in Xinjiang and local people's welfare, What the West said is featherweight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 20:33:40

FM dismisses Pompeo's accusations on China's COVID-19 cover-up

Actions speak louder than words and the truth will always turn out to be true, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Thursday in response to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent statements accusing China of covering up the death toll from its COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 19:53:41

India pushes for decoupling with China

India's latest move to push for decoupling with China by banning 118 Chinese mobile apps against the backdrop of heightened border tensions will further divert away Chinese investors amid fraying bilateral relations, industry observers and entrepreneurs said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 19:43:52