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Virus threatens Tokyo 2020, stakes high for Abe govt

Speculation about possible cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics if Japan fails to contain the deadly coronavirus by May has triggered heated online debate, as the highly anticipated sports event is also crucial for the country that has been engulfed in a stagnation. Though International Olympic Committee (IOC), officials and analysts see any cancellation as "unlikely," serious questions were raised on event's safety given a rapid spike of infections in Japan. Japanese government has been under fire for its slow response and incompetency in handling the outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 22:53:40

China repels US bullying at WIPO

China on Wednesday vigorously pushed back a US attempt to block the Chinese nominee from leading the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which oversees the massive global IP system, slamming Washington for interfering in the elections and bullying other countries and regions for its own political and economic interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 22:06:49

US politicizing WIPO election jeopardizes fair competition: Chinese envoy to UN

The US is politicalizing the election of the next director general for World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by attacking the Chinese candidate and its interference will jeopardize the independence of the professional competition, Ambassador Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland, told a press conference on Wednesday in Geneva.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 21:20:05

Xi says China makes positive contributions to global public health security

Upholding the spirit of a community with a shared future for mankind, China has not only been doing its best to protect the lives and health of its own people, but made positive contributions to safeguarding global public health security, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday in a phone call with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/26 7:30:41

China Focus: China toughens wildlife trade ban, postpones annual legislative session to fight epidemic

China's top legislature on Monday decided to impose a full ban on illegal wildlife trade and postpone its annual session amid the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 8:17:41

China welcomes potential peace deal between U.S., Afghan Taliban

China welcomes a possible peace deal between the United States and the Taliban, and stands ready to work with the international community for peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 6:16:09

Chinese top leader holds unprecedented meeting on epidemic control work

Chinese top leader held an unprecedented meeting on Sunday. From the political bureau of CPC Central Committee to county-level Party officials and corresponding-level military officials attended the videophone meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 19:06:02

Xi replies to letter from medical students of Tibet University

President Xi Jinping has encouraged medical students of Tibet University to build strong ability and serve the people at the primary level ahead of the Tibetan New Year.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 10:41:48

Former top Wuhan official expelled from Party

Cai Jie, former member of the CPC Standing Committee and secretary general of the #Wuhan city CPC Committee, has been expelled from the Party for financial crimes, political discipline violations and resisting organizational scrutiny.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/22 13:09:00

Xi urges protection, care for medical workers

Xi stresses importance of care to medics to ensure their health in the fight against the epidemic
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 17:26:10

So called tip-offs smearing China's anti-terrorism drive in Xinjiang doomed to fail: FM

China's foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday slammed attempts by some foreign organizations and media to smear China's efforts in combating terrorism and extremism in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, stressing that such moves are doomed to fail.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 17:07:23

US authorizes espionage activities against Chinese media on its soil with new designation: expert

While the US criticizes China for "suppressing freedom of speech", Washington is actually authorizing espionage activities against Chinese media on US soil, said Chinese experts, as the US State Department announced it would designate five Chinese media outlets as foreign missions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 14:53:22

The proposals to postpone China's "two sessions," a key event in the country's political calendar, came out Monday in a timely and responsible manner, as the latest evidence that China is trying its best to buy time for the world to contain the outbreak of novel coronavirus or COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 12:04:16

China to delay two sessions to focus on virus control

China is considering delaying the annual meeting of its top legislative body and top political consultative body, known as the two sessions, also the biggest political gatherings of the year, which is in line with the expectation considering the seriousness of the epidemic outbreak, which has led to over 70,000 infections nationwide. Analysts predicted the event might be delayed to late March.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 0:13:39

Time to hold 'two sessions' not ripe amid outbreak; growth agenda remains on track: analysts

China is considering delaying the annual meeting of its top legislative body and its top consultative body, known as two sessions, which is believed to be the first since the country adopted the March schedule in 1995, amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) that has hampered production, travel and other activities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 17:30:04

NPC to discuss postponing annual session

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NC), China's top legislature, will convene its 16th bi-monthly session on Feb. 24 in Beijing, according to a statement issued after a chairpersons' meeting Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/17 15:37:55

The Standing Committee of the NPC to discuss postponing this year's NPC plenary session

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) to discuss postponing this year's NPC plenary session
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 15:26:25

Xi stresses centralized leadership in virus battle

President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of securing success in the prevention and control work of the pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus, pointing out that the outcome of the epidemic prevention and control directly affects people's lives and health, the overall economic and social stability and the country's opening-up, in an article published Sunday on Qiushi Journal, a flagship magazine of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 23:18:40