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US to fail to convince ASEAN nations to confront China on S.China Sea issue: experts

The US attempt to convince ASEAN countries to go against China over the South China Sea issue will eventually turn into a "monodrama" and end up in failure, as Washington's global influence is receding and those countries see no interest in siding with the US and going against China, said observers on Tuesday.
Source: | 2020/7/15 0:54:33

HK opposition 'primaries' challenge natl security law, illegal acts may become 1st major case on security in HK: analysts

The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO) on Tuesday accused the "primaries" organized by the opposition camp and extreme anti-government forces, as well as separatists in Hong Kong, of violating the law and said it will not tolerate any act of manipulating the upcoming Legislative Council (LegCo) elections of Hong Kong in September.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 23:23:40

China issues five 'self-defense' countermeasures in two weeks amid US provocations

China on Tuesday announced sanctions on US arms dealer Lockheed Martin Corp, the major contractor of US arms sales to the island of Taiwan, which is the fifth reciprocal countermeasure against the US since June 29 in response to US moves that took the initiative in deteriorating bilateral relations and escalating tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 22:38:40

HK residents surge into Shenzhen to avoid widening COVID-19 epidemic

Ports in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province that are adjacent to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) have seen a spike of travelers from the city as many Hong Kong residents have chosento enter the Chinese mainland to avoid new COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 22:13:40

Xi says anti-epidemic cooperation becomes new highlight of China-Singapore ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that cooperation between China and Singapore in the fight against COVID-19 has become a new highlight of bilateral relations and added significant connotations to their all-round cooperative partnership.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/14 21:29:11

V-shaped rebound expected

After turning in its first contraction on record in the first quarter amid the epidemic, China's economy is back on a growth track in the second quarter, market estimates collected by the Global Times show, a feat that sets the economy apart from the rest of the world that is still seeing the disease acutely undermine growth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 21:43:41

Inciting confrontations in S.China Sea part of US 'isolate China' strategy

Following a rare move to send two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea, the US threw down the gauntlet to China again by issuing a statement on Monday that alleged most of Beijing's claims in the sea are "completely unlawful," in an apparent attempt to sow discord between China and littoral countries, and undermine the hard-won stability in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 21:38:40

Lockheed Martin faces China's sanctions over Taiwan deal

China will impose sanctions on US-based arms producer Lockheed Martin, the main contractor of the recertification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles of the island of Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 21:16:34

Xi pledges cooperation with Thailand for regional solidarity, prosperity

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China stands ready to work with Thailand to cement solidarity and cooperation among regional countries and safeguard the sound momentum of development and prosperity in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/14 21:14:06

University of Tokyo scholars withdraw controversial open letter, apologize to Chinese university

Scholars from the University of Tokyo apologized to Hubei University and withdrew a controversial open letter about a teacher at the Chinese university over affairs regarding China's Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 20:56:31

Maiden voyage of China's first amphibious assault ship coming soon: report

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy 's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship, which is believed to be built to play a vital role in island seizing operations, is expected to soon make its maiden voyage, as outfitting work is progressing smoothly, media reported on Tuesday, at a time when Taiwan island is holding its annual Han Kuang exercises.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 20:24:33

HK finance chief says more funds flowing to the city

Capital has continued to flow into Hong Kong, said Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po Tuesday, two weeks after the national security law for Hong Kong took effect.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 20:03:40

49 officials punished for hotel collapse killing 29 in E. China

Nearly 50 officials in Quanzhou, East China's Fujian Province, including the city's mayor, have been punished for the collapse of a local hotel, which killed 29 in March, said local disciplinary inspection and supervision authorities on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 19:08:41

China expedites establishment of higher-level labs

China has embarked on establishing P3 (protection level 3) and P4 labs to tackle COVID-19 since some deputies to the National People's Congress called to reinforce the research facilities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 19:08:40

Does Washington want a showdown in South China Sea?

Beijing will not be influenced either in the future if Washington plays the same old tricks again. Whatever proactive measures the US carries out next, China will display its “reciprocal” strategy to safeguard its sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 18:23:40

US the peace destroyer, South China Sea troublemaker: Chinese FM

China has never sought to establish a "maritime empire" in the South China Sea, and has always treated its neighbors in the region equally and exercised maximum restraint in safeguarding its sovereignty, rights and interests in the region, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, following the US State Department's statement on South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 17:43:40

China's first Mars probe arrives at launch site: developer

China's first Mars probe, named Tianwen-1, has arrived at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Center in South China's Hainan Province, according to the spacecraft developer on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 17:38:28

Australian health minister mocked for embarrassing mask-wearing show

Australia's health minister found himself in hot water on social media after he struggled to put on a face mask during a demonstration to show the public how easy it was to wear one. Chinese netizens mocked him mercilessly, saying it was no wonder the local COVID-19 outbreak has escalated.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 16:09:52