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Chinese observers remain cautiously optimistic on border issues with India after latest military talks

GT staff reporters September 28, 2020

Chinese observers remain cautiously optimistic on border issues with India after latest military talks

Chinese observers said Wednesday they remained cautiously optimistic about the latest development in border issues between China and India, as they believe the latest military talks have sent a positive signal, but the two sides still remain divided on many concrete issues and continue to prepare for possible...more

COVID-19 triggers cruel social governance race

Ai Jun September 26, 2020

COVID-19 triggers cruel social governance race

Europe is undergoing a rebound of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Top British scientific advisors warned Monday that the country could witness up to 50,000 COVID-19 cases per day by mid-October, and a WHO official noted that the spread of the virus in Europe now is worse than it...more

China Rejects and Opposes Groundless Accusations by the United States

Zhang Jun September 26, 2020

China Rejects and Opposes Groundless Accusations by the United States

China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations made by the United States against China during the General Debate on 22 September. China will exercise the right of reply in accordance with the rules of the UN General Assembly to state its solemn position. The US noise is...more

US attempts to turn Mekong into another anti-China battlefield like S. China Sea

Hu Yuwei September 23, 2020

US attempts to turn Mekong into another anti-China battlefield like S. China Sea

With $150 million initial investment, the US claimed to launch a Mekong-US partnership as an integral part of its "Indo-Pacific vision," which observers believe shows its accelerated pace in politicizing the water resources issue in the region to curb China's growing influence in Southeast Asia. US Secretary of...more

While Trump calls for ‘decoupling’ with China, businesses head in other direction

Chen Qingqing, Wang Bozun in Dongguan and Xie Jun in Yiwu September 23, 2020

While Trump calls for ‘decoupling’ with China, businesses head in other direction

With China's irreplaceable industry chains and unshakeable US demand, decoupling from China is just political talk by US President Donald Trump, which is not a workable plan, business representatives from China's manufacturing sector in South China's Guangdong told the Global Times. US companies still see China, especially the...more

Int’l farmers coalition to Duterte: Peasant massacres will not go unpunished

Left Review Online September 23, 2020

Int’l farmers coalition to Duterte: Peasant massacres will not go unpunished

An international movement of grassroots groups of small food producers and food sovereignty advocates warned Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday that the rampant killing of farmers and indigenous peoples have grave consequences. The group also expressed its support to the European Parliament’s resolution for an independent probe...more

China-India border tension could ‘extend to winter’

Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun September 21, 2020

China-India border tension could ‘extend to winter’

In a speech before the Indian parliament on Tuesday, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that the border dispute with China remains "unresolved" for now, and blamed China for "violating" the border agreement with India. Chinese experts warned on Tuesday that such a hard-line attitude may see border...more

US again pays lip service, this time to Mekong countries

Wang Wenwen September 20, 2020

US again pays lip service, this time to Mekong countries

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is paying lip service, again, and this time in the Mekong River region. The US on Friday announced initiatives worth $156.4 million under the Mekong-US Partnership, which the US claims will help combat transnational crimes and strengthen water security for partner countries...more

China-Europe choose cooperation over differences

Left Review Online September 19, 2020

China-Europe choose cooperation over differences

A summit among Chinese, German and EU leaders was held via video conference on Monday. According to the briefing from the Chinese side, the summit achieved a number of results, including the goal to conclude negotiations on the China-EU Bilateral Investment Treaty within the year. Official information from...more

Chinese navy escorts Indian oil tanker in dangerous waters amid strained ties

Guo Yuandan September 19, 2020

Chinese navy escorts Indian oil tanker in dangerous waters amid strained ties

The Chinese navy on Saturday successfully escorted an Indian oil tanker carrying 31 Indian crew members to a designated sea area in the Gulf of Aden and received a thank-you note from the tanker's captain, the Global Times learned on Monday. The escort came amid the recently strained...more

ByteDance issues bonuses to motivate staff amid US pressure

Left Review Online September 15, 2020

ByteDance issues bonuses to motivate staff amid US pressure

ByteDance, the Chinese high-tech start-up that owns TikTok, handed out a rare half-month bonus for its employees on Tuesday, to motivate its workforce amid pressure from the crackdown by the Trump administration in the US. According to an internal memo seen by the Global Times on Tuesday, the...more

China suspends imports from 56 food firms on virus concerns

Left Review Online September 12, 2020

China suspends imports from 56 food firms on virus concerns

As of Monday, China had suspended imports from 56 cold-chain food companies of 19 countries and regions where workers have been infected with COVID-19. China's General Administration of Customs (GAC) said on Tuesday that 41 of the companies had voluntarily stopped exports to China. Packaging and containers of...more

Aussie farmers could be sacrificed under US coercion

Yu Lei September 10, 2020

Aussie farmers could be sacrificed under US coercion

After months of reckless attempts to smear China amid the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, Australia witnessed its first recession in nearly 30 years. Its farm sector, with a large population, has seen confidence continue to slide as the pandemic spreads and international market concerns grow. The mounting discontent among...more

Indian border troops’ bravado will backfire: Global Times

Left Review Online September 8, 2020

Indian border troops’ bravado will backfire: Global Times

Indian troops again illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) into the Shenpao mountain region near the south bank of Pangong Tso Lake on Monday. They then outrageously fired warning shots at Chinese border patrol troops who came to negotiate, and Chinese border patrol troops were forced...more

Record GDP slump ‘ominous’ sign for India, worst may lie ahead: Experts

Wang Cong September 3, 2020

Record GDP slump ‘ominous’ sign for India, worst may lie ahead: Experts

Indian officials and media outlets have been hyping up tensions with China both on the border and in trade and investment, but the latest official data might have revealed a deeper problem for the populous country and its Prime Minister Narendra Modi: its virus-stricken economy. Data from the...more