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China hopes for 'reasonable' US

China continues to try its best to convince the US to stop dangerous approaches to deal with the ties, and to be sincere at dialogues to solve problems, said Chinese foreign minister in a speech at an online forum with more than 30 top diplomats and experts around the world on the direction of China-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 21:43:40

China sends a new commercial communication satellite into space

China sent a new commercial communication satellite code-named Apstar-6D into planned orbit via a Long March-3B carrier rocket on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 21:14:52

Hubei lifts flood prevention emergency response to Level II

Central China's Hubei Province lifted its emergency response to flood prevention to Level II from III on Thursday afternoon after rain intensity in the province's four cities surpassed records.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 20:43:41

Beijing continues to discharge COVID-19 patients as pandemic wreaks global havoc

As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc in other regions around the globe, Beijing has repeatedly sent out good news - on Wednesday alone, a total of 32 patients in the capital city were cured and discharged from hospitals, the highest number in a single day since the recent outbreak which started in mid-June.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 20:03:40

Two new additions bring number of UNESCO global geoparks in China to 41

Two geoparks in Central China's Hunan Province and Northwest China's Gansu Province were granted the title of UNESCO Global Geopark on Tuesday, increasing the number of such parks in China to 41 - a quarter of the world's total and the highest number of any country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 19:43:40

Chinese FM again cautions students in Australia as discrimination spikes

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs again reminded students who plan to study in Australia to assess the risk and carefully make their decision, noting that the study and travel warnings for Australia previously announced by the Chinese side came in response to a spike of discriminatory attacks against Chinese in Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:30:36

Shaanxi declares “war” on fake Terracotta Warrior tourist spots

Authorities in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, where the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is located, has vowed to ban the fake Terracotta Warriors tourist spots that have been seen near the museum, confusing domestic and international tourists for a long time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 18:29:42

HK residents say national security law boosts their confidence for the city

Last year's unrest left uncertainties in the daily lives of millions of Hong Kong residents, who longed for a stable environment and future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 17:13:40

Chinese travel blogger angers netizens by taking visitors to ancient landform

A Chinese tourism blogger sparked anger among netizens on Thursday for taking a foreign visitor and a Chinese photographer to walk on a Danxia landform, a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in Jingbian county, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, when filming his travel vlog. Entry to the landform is forbidden.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 22:42:31

Man executed for killing two COVID-19 prevention personnel in February in SW China

A man in Southwest China's Yunnan Province was executed on Thursday for murdering two COVID-19 prevention personnel who tried to stop him from disrupting traffic control measures in February.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/7/9 15:16:17

Chinese martial arts practitioners asked to stop declaring themselves as 'masters'

The Chinese Wushu (martial arts) Association proposed in a statement on Thursday that wushu practitioners should not declare themselves as "kung fu masters" or "head" of a certain sect, nor participate in irregular competitions that only seek profit so as to protect the image of Chinese martial arts.
Source: | 2020/7/9 23:25:00

China allocates 615 mln yuan for disaster relief

China on Wednesday allocated a total of 615 million yuan (about 87.6 million US dollars) for disaster relief in regions hit by floods, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/9 14:06:45

Gaokao candidates in the flood-hit county of Anhui Province take make-up tests

For many Chinese students, the gaokao exams are a life-changing opportunity, of which many Chinese families pin their hopes on. 42-year-old Bao Jinmei, a single mother, told the Global Times the rescheduled tests could be disastrous for both student candidates and parents.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 13:22:46

Chinese authority calls for stronger bus safety measures after Guizhou crash kills 21

China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) urged authorities across the country to strengthen bus safety measures after a bus in Southwest China's Guizhou Province plunged into a reservoir, killing at least 21.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 12:43:40

Hangzhou reservoir discharge impacts 300,000 people, with 12 villages submerged

The Xin'anjiang Reservoir, also known as the Thousand Island Lake, in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, opened all of its nine gates for the first time in history on Wednesday morning to discharge its record-breaking flood waters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 17:18:42

Chinese, Qatari medical experts hold video conference on fighting COVID-19

Chinese and Qatari medical experts on Wednesday held a video conference to share experience and expertise in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/9 10:45:00

Virus found in sewage in Italy strong evidence of earlier existence of novel coronavirus: Zhong Nanshan

The presence of novel coronavirus in sewage in Italy and other European countries provides very strong evidence that the virus existed long before it was even noticed, a renowned Chinese respiratory disease expert said, as the World Health Organization sends experts to China to trace the origin of the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 10:36:25

HK government suggests new civil servants sign on to support Basic Law, pledge allegiance to SAR

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government on Wednesday suggested to legislators that new civil servants who joined after July 1 should sign documents to confirm their support of the Basic Law, and pledge allegiance to the SAR.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 0:18:40