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Chinese Vice Foreign Minister summons US embassy official over Hong Kong sanctions

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Robert W. Forden, chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy to China, on Tuesday to express solemn opposition to the US State Department announcement of sanctions on 14 vice chairs of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 21:19:54

Huawei's Meng returns to court, sign of not 'falling into US' trap'

Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Canadian court this week as her legal battle against extradition to the US continued, making her first appearance since US media reported that the US Department of Justice is discussing a deal to set her free in exchange for Meng admitting wrongdoings in a criminal case.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 21:18:40

Protest over paocai origin 'unnecessary' misunderstanding in translation

Seo Kyoung-duk, a professor at South Korea's Sungshin Women's University, said Tuesday he had sent an email to Baidu Baike, China's Wikipedia-like platform, to protest the phrase "Korean kimchi originated from China" in its entry with information on the history and culture of Korean kimchi, which Chinese experts disagreed with, refuting it as "unnecessary fuss."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 21:13:40

47 Chinese workers infected in Uganda not vaccinated: sources

The Global Times learned from a Chinese medical team and overseas Chinese in Uganda that the 47 Chinese workers who recently tested positive for COVID-19 are long-term workers in Uganda and had not been vaccinated. This is a slap on the face of some pro-secessionist media on the island of Taiwan, which are hyping the failure of the Chinese mainland vaccine on these workers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 21:05:55

Hog breeders head for more profits

A golden era of high profits for Chinese hog farmers will last one year or more despite climbing pork production as the country gradually emerges from the influence of African swine fever (ASF), farmers and experts told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 20:38:40

PLA holds drills in South China Sea amid US warship transits

Warships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently conducted real scenario-oriented exercises in the South China Sea and comprehensively honed their combat capabilities, media reported on Monday, a day after the US sailed warships into the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 19:40:53

Hypocritical for US to pass bill protecting 'freedom' of HK residents: Chinese FM

As the world closely watches how the US deals with the raging COVID-19 epidemic, the superpower passed a bill related to China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the name of protecting its "freedom" and "choice," which was slammed by the Chinese Foreign Ministry as a hypocritical move that only aims to contain China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 18:40:29

US plans latest arms sale to Taiwan, 'PLA will be ready'

The US is planning the sale of a battlefield communications system to Taiwan island, marking the sixth US arms sale to the island this year, as the Taiwan authorities claimed on Tuesday such exchanges have become "routine."
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 17:42:17

China to further promote IPR protection to accelerate economic growth

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China has made significant progress relating to intellectual property protection in recent years, as the country insisted on placing scientific and technological innovation at the core of the overall national development while advancing economic growth driven by technology innovations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 17:27:42

Chang'e-5 lunar ascender deorbits, lands on moon surface under control: CNSA

The ascender of China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe carried out deorbiting on Tuesday at 6:59 am and landed on the preset landing area on the moon's surface at 7:30 am in a controlled manner: CNSA
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 16:08:13

US sanctions on senior Chinese officials over HK affairs 'hysterical political bullying': China's top office on HK affairs

The US' sanctioning of senior Chinese officials over HK affairs is completely contrary to international law and the basic norms of international relations; it is indeed an act of “hysterical political bullying”: China's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 14:45:36

China, Nepal to end debate over Qomolangma's height in joint announcement

China and Nepal, the two countries that Mount Qomolangma straddles, are expected to jointly announce a unified result for the height of the mountain, more commonly known as Mount Everest, on Tuesday, settling years of debate over the three-meter difference that the two neighbors have on the world's highest peak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 13:56:52

Finland's new telecoms law 'leaves room for Nokia in China'

Finland on Monday approved a bill that could be used to exclude Huawei from its networks, while analysts said that the “flexible” law – without pointing to any specific vendor like its neighbor Sweden – may leave more room for negotiating more interests for its 5G network-maker Nokia in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 12:43:58

Update: HK police arrest 8 over unauthorized assemblies

Hong Kong police arrested eight people on Tuesday who were suspected of organizing, participating in and inciting others to participate in unauthorized assemblies this summer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 10:28:40

Friendship underscored in China-Pakistan joint air force training amid pandemic

A batch of Chinese air force soldiers left for Pakistan for a joint air force training on Monday, a week after the Chinese Defense Minister's visit to the country. Experts believe that the joint training amid the COVID-19 pandemic shows the profound friendship between China and Pakistan, which is conducive to improving the comprehensive combat capability of the two militaries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 23:24:49

Facebook shuts pages of pro-establishment groups in HK, showing Western bias

Facebook has suspended pages linked to pro-establishment groups in Hong Kong, making it hard for the page followers and group members to catch up on activity notices and connect with each other.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 22:13:41

More nations plan 1st anti-virus dose from China

As global vaccine providers speed up trials and various countries scramble to set up distribution, December has become a flashpoint for the global vaccine race as COVID-19 vaccine candidates approach the end of late-stage testing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 22:08:40

Biden could break the ice on trade, economic issues: analysts

China and the US may restart communication in the area of trade and economics - making it one of the first sectors for the world's two largest economies to break the ice amid a downward spiral in bilateral relations - when US President-elect Joe Biden takes office, observers said, after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Monday for the two sides to open dialogue at all levels.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 21:13:40