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Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 21:15:00

WIPO, world don't need US bullying and interference

Next week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will hold an election for its next director general. This was supposed to be a serious but standard matter handled in line with existing regulations and procedures of the agency. But the US, as it has done many times before, is seeking to interfere in the election and bend the agency's 191 other members to its political will and put its economic interests over those of others.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 18:55:39

US sanction on Chinese firms rebuked as 'long-arm jurisdiction'

The manager of a high-tech Chinese company sanctioned by the US for “helping” Iran's missile program denied on Wednesday that his company sells products to Iranian entities while Chinese observers believed that the US latest move shows Washington has never restrained from bullying practices as it imposed“long-arm jurisdiction”to sanction Chinese firms and exercised hegemonism as China is fighting arduously against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 23:13:41

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

How did COVID-19 patient leave Wuhan for Beijing?

A confirmed COVID-19 patient returned from Wuhan on Saturday to Beijing, leading to questions over the management of Wuhan government again two days after the government issued an traffic easing policy but retracted it hours later.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 22:03:41

Jingmen Party chief, mayor sanctioned for reporting incorrect numbers of COVID-19 infection

Party chief Zhang Aiguo and city mayor Sun Bing of Jingmen, Hubei Province, have been punished by the provincial Party discipline watchdog on Wednesday, after the city reported minus 107 cases to the daily update feed on confirmed cases of COVID-19 on February 19, showing an obvious numerical error.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 21:00:38

Outsiders stuck in Hubei long to get back home

Hundreds of people from outside of Hubei Province, epicenter of the COVID-19, are stuck in the province and suffering from homelessness, shortages of food and protective equipment after the provincial lockdown. The reasons they came to Hubei vary, but they now shared the same appeal - waiting for the victory against the virus and returning home as soon as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 20:53:40

Chinese FM questions Pompeo's motive in defending WSJ

Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday blasted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for defending the Wall Street Journal's wrongdoings, saying the Journal's racist headline defaming China is not about freedom of speech and the press, and that anyone with basic morality should oppose and object to such racist practices.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 18:03:09

COVID-19 patient from Wuhan, suspected to be just released from prison, found in Beijing

Beijing's Dongcheng district recently reported that a confirmed COVID-19 patient had returned from Wuhan on Saturday, leading to questions over how the patient was able to leave the city, as the epidemic epicenter has been under lockdown since January 23.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 17:58:41

Joint efforts in virus fight to deepen China-Japan-S.Korea friendship: FM

China is willing to work with Japan and South Korea to carry out joint COVID-19 related epidemic prevention and control, in addition to strengthening management at ports in-between and decreasing unnecessary cross-border travel, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 17:23:51

Chinese naval fleet wraps up far sea exercise deep in Pacific Ocean

A far sea joint training fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy returned to base after sailing 14,000 nautical miles and crossing the International Date Line deep into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, a move that challenges US hegemony in the open waters and will become increasingly frequent in the future, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 17:09:11

China allows 1 WSJ reporter in Wuhan to stay until outbreak ends: FM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that one of the three Wall Street Journal (WSJ) journalists whose press credentials were revoked last week is in Wuhan, the COVID19 outbreak epicenter, and the journalist has been allowed to stay until the situation is feasible to leave China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 18:33:34

China protests Belgian carnival's 'racist' acts, warns of using liberalism

Sinophobia acts, including tampering with the Chinese flag and discriminating against Asians in Belgium's Aalst carnival sparked strong condemnation from the Chinese Embassy in Belgium, and experts warned that some people in the West should not use liberalism as a shield to give rise to racism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 22:13:40

Wuhan remains locked up amid 'strictest-ever' measures

Despite positive signs, China's health authorities announced Tuesday that epidemic prevention and control of COVID-19 in the epicenter Wuhan will continue the "strictest-ever" measures, while top officials of Hubei Province warned that the complex epidemic situation required that people should be cautious rather than trust in luck.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 20:38:40

Research into China's sovereign digital currency is delayed amid epidemic

China's research into its sovereign digital currency has been delayed from the first quarter due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, sources close to the matter told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 18:28:40

Autopsies on COVID-19 patients yield vital discoveries: specialists

Autopsies on 11 deceased COVID-19 patients' bodies have been conducted in the last week in China with vital discoveries being made on the disease, according to an autopsy team in Wuhan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 21:33:40

FM blasts possible US retaliation on Chinese reporters following racist headline row

Commenting on reports that the US is considering ousting Chinese journalists in retaliation to China revoking three Beijing-based Wall Street Journal (WSJ) journalists' press credentials, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that anyone with a conscience and a sense of morality should oppose and resist such improper words and deeds, rather than deliberately confuse right from wrong, and take a biased stance to support a media outlet that refuses to own up to its mistakes and apologize.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 18:33:25

Y-20 aircraft tanker's variant to debut soon, AEW variant to follow: Air Force officer

China's long-expected aerial tanker variant of the domestically developed Y-20 large transport aircraft will make its debut to the general public soon, and an aerial early warning (AEW) variant is also under development, making the Y-20 and its variants the pillars of the Chinese Air Force's strategic capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 17:29:50