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December 2019 - China Special Weapons News

  • Malaysia Receives First of 4 Large Patrol Ships Built in China Radio Free Asia 31 Dec 2019 -- Malaysia received one of four large patrol ships it had ordered for the first time from China, the Royal Malaysian Navy said Tuesday, in what a security analyst hailed as a sign that Kuala Lumpur's multimillion-dollar naval modernization effort would push through.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Count Down For Liberation, Revolution at New Year Radio Free Asia 31 Dec 2019 -- Protests continued in several districts of Hong Kong on New Year's Eve, with thousands of people chanting "Free Hong Kong! Revolution in our time!" as the city counted down the last seconds of 2019.
  • Taiwan's 'anti-infiltration bill' signals DPP hostility to cross-Straits ties Global Times 31 Dec 2019 -- The island of Taiwan's "anti-infiltration bill," which was passed on Tuesday by Taiwan legislative authority, is a move of "green terror" by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and will hurt the interests of Taiwan people, the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office said on Tuesday, adding that the bill is a bid to score political brownie points.
  • Chinese FM reminds overseas nationals to abide by local laws Global Times 31 Dec 2019 -- Confirming the arrest of a 27-year-old Chinese national in the US for allegedly breaking into a naval airbase in Key West, Florida, and taking pictures with his mobile phone, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the Chinese embassy in the US is closely following up on the case with the US government.
  • Xi extends best wishes to Hong Kong Global Times 31 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping extended best wishes to Hong Kong and Hong Kong compatriots in his New Year speech on Tuesday in Beijing.
  • After chaotic 2019, Hong Kong SAR gov't calls for order, harmony in new year Global Times 31 Dec 2019 -- Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam and several principal officials of the HKSAR government on Tuesday made a New Year's Resolution for Hong Kong, that is, to restore order and harmony.
  • Police brace for violence in Hong Kong ahead of New Year's Day Press TV 31 Dec 2019 -- Authorities in Hong Kong have deployed thousands of police officers across the semi-autonomous Chinese city as protests are planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day that could potentially disrupt festivities and shopping in the territory.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers New Year speech People's Daily 31 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered his annual New Year Address to all Chinese compatriots and people around the world, reviewing achievements in 2019 and extending New Year wishes for 2020.
  • Chinese president delivers 2020 New Year speech, vowing to achieve first centenary goal PLA Daily 31 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday delivered a New Year speech in Beijing to ring in 2020, pledging to achieve the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects in the "milestone" year.
  • 'A Formidable Force': China's Rapidly Modernizing PLAN Has More Ships Than US Navy Sputnik 31 Dec 2019 -- China's People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) commissioned six warships in December, helping the fleet to remain technically larger than the US Navy while expanding its ability to project power and bringing it closer to being able to meet Washington toe-to-toe on the high seas.
  • Deeply impressed by Chinese peacekeepers in Africa PLA Daily 31 Dec 2019 -- Over the past more than 10 years, I have participated in 3 UN peacekeeping missions, namely, the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). In the process, I experienced many difficulties and dangers in peacekeeping operations and witnessed many unforgettable moments of Chinese peacekeepers.
  • China's peacekeeping helicopters complete missions in troubled area, Darfur PLA Daily 31 Dec 2019 -- China's third peacekeeping helicopter unit to Darfur, Sudan, successfully completed the VIP transportation task, as the governor of North Darfur State of Sudan landed safely at Al Lait, a major local refugee gathering area, on December 29, local time.
  • Malaysia Appoints University Institute to Probe China's Alleged Abuses Against Uyghurs Radio Free Asia 31 Dec 2019 -- Malaysia has appointed an international institute at a local university to prepare a study examining reports about alleged rights abuses committed by Beijing against Uyghur Muslims in China's Xinjiang region, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said Monday.
  • State Dept Official Slams Russia, China for Joint Naval Drills With Iran, Urges Sanctions on Tehran Sputnik 31 Dec 2019 -- The United States in 2020 will increase sanctions on Iran, which is already in dismal economic shape, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said during a press briefing on Monday.
  • Indonesia Protests Beijing's Alleged Encroachments Around Natuna Islands Radio Free Asia 30 Dec 2019 -- Indonesia lodged a strong protest with Beijing on Monday and accused it of trespassing, after confirming that dozens of Chinese fishing boats and two coast guard ships had entered its territorial waters at the edge of the South China Sea.
  • Iran-Russia-China naval drills scared countries seeking insecurity in region: IRGC Press TV 30 Dec 2019 -- Naval maneuvers jointly carried out by Iran, Russia and China in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean have caused fear and horror among those countries attempting to undermine security in the region, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says.
  • China's Sinosure backing 3.7bn worth of petchem project in Iran: CBI governor Press TV 30 Dec 2019 -- Iran's chief banker says the petchem sector in the country will further grow thanks to a huge investment by China which has the backing of the country's main credit insurance provider Sinosure.
  • China to stabilize uncertain world Global Times 30 Dec 2019 -- As the year 2019 comes to an end and the new year is around the corner, many countries and regions around the globe are still suffering from political unrest, sectarian conflict, violent protests and even civil wars. In 2020, more unpredictable incidents will happen or are likely to happen, including the upcoming Brexit, proxy war in Libya, uncertain Korean Peninsula situation and the intensive US presidential election.
  • Western data on Uygurs has serious flaws People's Daily 30 Dec 2019 -- Claims that the Chinese government is "detaining millions of Uygurs" in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region are being increasingly repeated in the reporting of Western media, but little scrutiny is ever applied, an investigative journalism organization said recently.
  • China-Tanzania "Sincere Partners-2019" military training kicks off in Tanzania PLA Daily 30 Dec 2019 -- The opening ceremony of the 25-day-long China-Tanzania joint military training, code-named "Sincere Partners-2019", was held at a comprehensive training center in Tanzania on December 23, 2019.
  • Hong Kong Police to Deploy Thousands of Officers Ahead of Mass New Year's Protests Sputnik 30 Dec 2019 -- Anti-government demonstrators plotting to disrupt Hong Kong's New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrations with violence or other crimes will be met by more than 6,000 members of the semi-autonomous city's police force, ranging from undercover cops to riot police.
  • Myanmar Villagers Protest Over Compensation For Land Lost to China-backed Copper Mine Radio Free Asia 30 Dec 2019 -- Nearly 200 villagers in the copper mining area of northwestern Myanmar's Sagaing region staged a protest on Monday against a Chinese-backed company that they claim has not paid them reasonable compensation after seizing their farmland for a mining project, locals said.
  • Law amended to protect and attract Taiwan investment Global Times 29 Dec 2019 -- The National People's Congress Standing Committee on Saturday approved an amendment to a law on Taiwan compatriots' investment to protect and welcome more investment from the island of Taiwan.
  • Commander: All stages of trilateral drills successfully done IRNA 29 Dec 2019 -- Iranian Navy commander Rear-Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said all stages of Iran-Russia-China trilateral drills have been accomplished successfully.
  • Iran-Russia-China naval drill wraps up IRNA 29 Dec 2019 -- A joint military maneuver of Russia and China with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Indian Ocean wrapped up on Sunday.
  • Iran-China-Russia joint drill representing Iran's effort to provide regional security: Amir-Abdollahian ISNA 29 Dec 2019 -- Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Iran-China-Russia joint military drill represents Iran's effort to provide regional security and ensure energy transit.
  • Iran, allies can keep region secure, foreign forces not needed: Commander Press TV 29 Dec 2019 -- Iran and its allies can maintain regional security without any need to foreign forces, says a top Iranian military commander following naval maneuvers jointly carried out by the Islamic Republic, Russia and China in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean.
  • Navy chief: Iran-Russia-China drill a message to US Press TV 29 Dec 2019 -- Iran's navy commander has said on the sidelines of a landmark joint drill in the Gulf of Oman that the US must leave the region.
  • Iranian Admiral Reveals What Prompted Russia, China to Join Iran for Tripartite Drills Sputnik 29 Dec 2019 -- The three countries kicked off the first-of-their-kind naval exercises on Friday, with Iranian officials saying that the drills help demonstrate that Iran cannot be isolated.
  • Victim calls self-proclaimed spy Wang Liqiang a born liar, regrets not exposing him Global Times 29 Dec 2019 -- Wang Liqiang, the self-proclaimed Chinese spy who defected to Australia, seems to have become an abandoned card after being used by Western media, yet some politicians on the island of Taiwan have ignored the facts and are mixing up black and white and using him as an anti-mainland chip.
  • Chinese Citizen Detained over Allegedly Taking Pictures of Naval Base in Florida - Reports Sputnik 29 Dec 2019 -- The US authorities accused him of entering the Naval Air Station base with the aim of taking pictures of defence facilities.
  • Harvest year for military equipment Global Times 29 Dec 2019 -- The year 2019 has been a year of harvest for China's military equipment, as the country revealed and showcased a massive selection of the latest, advanced and powerful weapons that operates on land, sea and in the air.
  • China launches powerful destroyers, delivery expected in two years Global Times 29 Dec 2019 -- China reportedly launched an additional Type 055 destroyer and a Type 052D destroyer right before the year draws to an end, a move Chinese experts called on Sunday an astounding achievement in shipbuilding, as they expect the ships to enter military service in two years.
  • Hong Kong in recession, but confident of recovery: analysts Global Times 29 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong's top finance official urged concerted efforts to deal with the recession in the city and said improvement will depend on its social situation.
  • The return of Long March-5 inspires China to reach for the stars PLA Daily 29 Dec 2019 -- With a long-cherished Chinese space dream, China's largest carrier rocket Long March-5 made a successful flight Friday evening, inspiring China to explore deeper into space.
  • China's largest carrier rocket Long March-5 makes new flight People's Daily 28 Dec 2019 -- China launched the third Long March-5, the largest carrier rocket of the country, from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Friday evening.
  • US firm accuses China of stealing data of Israel's Iron Dome missile system Press TV 28 Dec 2019 -- A US company has accused China of stealing technical data for the so-called Iron Dome missile system from Israeli computers.
  • Iran, China, Russia drill in vital waterways for 2nd day Press TV 28 Dec 2019 -- Joint maritime maneuvers, involving the Russian, Chinese and Iranian Navies, have entered their second day in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman.
  • Iran Launches Naval Drills With Russia, China Amid Tensions With U.S. RFE/RL 28 Dec 2019 -- Iran's navy has launched its first joint maneuvers with Russia and China in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, Iranian state TV reports.
  • CPC leadership meeting stresses staying true to Party's founding mission Global Times 28 Dec 2019 -- A meeting convened by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has underlined efforts to always preserve the political character of Chinese Communists and keep forging ahead.
  • CPC leadership meeting stresses staying true to Party's founding mission People's Daily 28 Dec 2019 -- A meeting convened by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has underlined efforts to always preserve the political character of Chinese Communists and keep forging ahead.
  • China's state-of-the-art carrier rocket sends satellite to orbit Global Times 27 Dec 2019 -- China's heavy-lift launch vehicle Long March-5 returned to flight after a break of more than two years, as it successfully sent a high-throughput communication satellite Shijian-20 into planned orbit on Friday, marking a huge comeback for the currently strongest member of the country's carrier rocket family.
  • Official slams Washington's military bill People's Daily 27 Dec 2019 -- Any attempts by the United States to stifle China's development will be in vain, and will only backfire and harm the US, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesman at the Ministry of National Defense, said at a news briefing in Beijing on Thursday.
  • Year-end review of Chinese People's Liberation Army People's Daily 27 Dec 2019 -- As the end of 2019 approaches, it's time to do a year-end review of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
  • China, Iran, Russia joint drill commonplace IRNA 27 Dec 2019 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang while referring to the beginning of a joint China-Russia-Iran military drill in the Indian Ocean and Sea of Oman said that the drill is a normal military exercise by the three countries.
  • Iran, Russia, China start joint maritime drill in Indian Ocean, Gulf of Oman IRNA 27 Dec 2019 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia and China started on Friday their joint military maneuver in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman.
  • Iran, Russia, China launch joint maritime drills in Indian Ocean, Sea of Oman Press TV 27 Dec 2019 -- Iran, Russia and China have begun a four-day joint maritime exercise in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman area.
  • Russia, Iran, China Begin Joint Naval Drills in Northern Part of Indian Ocean Sputnik 27 Dec 2019 -- Russia, Iran and China have begun a joint naval exercise in the northern Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman, the Iranian Navy said on Friday.
  • Joint Chinese-Iranian-Russian naval drills support balance of power PLA Daily 27 Dec 2019 -- Four departments under China's Central Military Commission (CMC) recently organized three joint supervision panels to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the military training works in CMC organs for the first time.
  • Iran-China-Russia naval drills show broader commitment to secure vital waterways: FM Zarif Press TV 27 Dec 2019 -- Iran says its joint naval drills with China and Russia in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman reaffirm its resolve to secure vital waterways.
  • U.S. responds to Chinese aircraft carrier transit in Taiwan Strait CNA 27 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. State Department urged China to "abstain from coercion" on Thursday, following the transit of a Chinese aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait earlier that day.
  • US Warns China Against 'Coercion' of Taiwan After Beijing's Carrier Passes Island Sputnik 27 Dec 2019 -- Washington has issued a warning to Beijing and is calling for the government to engage in dialogue with Taipei following the recent passage of the People's Liberation Army Navy's newest aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait.
  • China's domestically built warship sails through Taiwan Strait Press TV 27 Dec 2019 -- China has dispatched its first domestically-made aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait, in a move which Taipei described as an "intimidation" tactic ahead of the islands presidential election.
  • China's homegrown large passenger jet achieves milestone Global Times 27 Dec 2019 -- China's domestically developed passenger plane C919 reached another milestone on Friday after a sixth prototype completed its first test flight in Shanghai, as the manufacturer accelerates final preparations before breaking into the lucrative civil aviation market currently dominated by Western companies.
  • Myanmar Village Administrator Gets Year in Prison For Protest Over Chinese Cement Plant Radio Free Asia 27 Dec 2019 -- A Myanmar village administrator was sentenced Friday to one year in jail with hard labor on charges of defaming the state for getting involved in a rally in May against a Chinese-backed coal-powered cement factory in Mandalay region, the man's lawyer said Friday.
  • Xinjiang in safest period, wounds healing after three peaceful years Global Times 27 Dec 2019 -- Saturday marks three consecutive years of peace and stability for Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region since the last terror attack struck Hotan Prefecture's Moyu county on December 28, 2016.
  • China Denies Jailed Former Xinjiang University President Sentenced to Death Radio Free Asia 27 Dec 2019 -- China on Friday denied reports that the jailed former head of Xinjiang University Tashpolat Teyip had been tried and sentenced to death, a day after the United Nations expressed concern over his case and demanded clarification on his situation.
  • Thousands Rally in Indonesia, Malaysia to Protest China's Treatment of Uyghurs Radio Free Asia 27 Dec 2019 -- Thousands of people took to the streets in Indonesia and Malaysia on Friday to protest against China's internment of nearly 2 million ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), amid growing calls for action over their plight.
  • Shandong sails through Taiwan Straits Global Times 27 Dec 2019-- China's second aircraft carrier Shandong reportedly sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday in its apparent first-ever mission after joining the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy last week.
  • Chinese military spokesperson urges U.S. not to implement negative fiscal clauses PLA Daily 27 Dec 2019-- A Chinese military spokesperson Thursday urged the United States not to implement the China-related negative clauses in a newly signed act.
  • China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval exercise PLA Daily 27 Dec 2019-- China, Russia and Iran will hold a joint naval exercise from Dec. 27 to 30 in the Gulf of Oman, a Chinese military spokesperson told a press conference Thursday.
  • Chinese company successfully tests reusable liquid rocket engine Global Times 26 Dec 2019-- China's private rocket sector has achieved another major breakthrough as Beijing-based firm i-Space successfully conducted a 500-second, whole-process test run of its 15-ton reusable liquid oxygen-methane engine on Wednesday.
  • China's first indigenous aircraft carrier transits Taiwan Strait CNA 26 Dec 2019 -- China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier "Shandong" is sailing through the Taiwan Strait as of Thursday evening, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a statement.
  • China Sails Carrier Through Taiwan Strait VOA 26 Dec 2019 -- Taiwan's Defense Ministry said Thursday that China had sailed its newest aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait for a second time.
  • China vows to take countermeasures against US defense bill Global Times 26 Dec 2019-- China on Thursday excoriated certain provisions in a recently adopted US defense bill that puts restrictions on Chinese products and companies, vowing to take "necessary" countermeasures if the US hurts Chinese interests.
  • Beijing slams U.S. defense act targeting China PLA Daily 26 Dec 2019-- China strongly opposes the United States including clauses that interfere with China's domestic affairs in its 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law on December 20, China's Ministry of National Defense said Thursday.
  • China denounces US's 2020 defense bill for interfering in Taiwan, Hong Kong's affairs Press TV 26 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese government has scathingly lambasted as "gross interference" in China's domestic affairs the contents of the US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020.
  • China opposes US's 2020 defense bill for targeting Chinese firms Press TV 26 Dec 2019 -- China says it opposes the articles of the US defense draft bill for 2020 that target Chinese firms.
  • China to send guided-missile destroyer to joint drills with Iran, Russia Press TV 26 Dec 2019 -- China says it is to dispatch a guided-missile destroyer to the joint naval drills with Iran and Russia -- which are to be held not only to hone the trio's maritime security and anti-piracy prowess, but also to demonstrate their close alliance.
  • Pentagon Says Monitoring Russia-Iran-China Naval Drills, Will Work to Ensure Freedom of Navigation Sputnik 26 Dec 2019 -- The United States is monitoring joint Iran-Russia-China naval drills in the Indian Ocean and will cooperate with allies to ensure the freedom of navigation, Pentagon spokesperson Sean Robertson said on Thursday.
  • China Assures Naval Drills in Gulf of Oman With India and Russia Unrelated to Regional Tensions Sputnik 26 Dec 2019 -- According to Defence Ministry spokesman, the four-day drills starting this Friday would be "a normal, routine exercise… which is in line with international laws".
  • Hong Kong Police Harass Protesters, Shoppers, Residents With Searches, Checks Radio Free Asia 26 Dec 2019 -- Police in Hong Kong once more raided shopping malls in the city as protesters continued to gather for a third day of "Christmas shopping" trips, chanting slogans and calling on businesses to close for the day.
  • Riot Police Storm Shopping Malls as Protests Continue in Hong Kong VOA 26 Dec 2019 -- Riot police stormed shopping malls for a third day of Christmas protests in Hong Kong on Thursday and detained a number of people after masked protesters roamed through shops, some throwing paint and disrupting restaurant services.
  • US-China Phase One Deal Suggests Cease-fire, Not Long-Term Truce: Analysts VOA 26 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. and China are said to be close to signing a phase-one trade deal in early January a move that will see Washington reduce tariffs on Chinese goods, or at least temporarily calm fears of an escalating trade war between the world's two largest economies.
  • Mainland implements measures to benefit Taiwan compatriots Global Times 26 Dec 2019 -- A total of 102 local governments in the Chinese mainland have implemented preferential policies for Taiwan residents on housing, education, and travel, officials announced during a press conference at the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office on Wednesday.
  • Long March-5 rocket ready to be launched by year-end Global Times 25 Dec 2019 -- The Long March-5, China's most powerful rocket and a critical ingredient in the nation's ambitious space program, will be launched a third time by the end of December.
  • Commercial space industry is soaring Global Times 25 Dec 2019 -- China's commercial space sector is growing rapidly and its development is reaching a climax this year with domestic players making technology breakthroughs, executives and industry analysts told the Global Times on Wednesday.
  • Venture capital dreams of investing in China's private satellite launches Global Times 25 Dec 2019 -- Could China's private companies dream of soaring into space? Yes, of course - with the support of venture capital (VC) investors.
  • Myanmar, Though Suspicious of China, Edges Closer to Beijing for Safety VOA 25 Dec 2019 -- Myanmar has crafted a neutral foreign policy since its colonial years to avoid leaning too much on any foreign power, but a spiraling political crisis at home is pushing it toward China as a buffer against international outrage.
  • Iran, Russia, China set to hold joint naval drills aimed at safeguarding international trade security Press TV 25 Dec 2019 -- Iran, Russia and China are set to hold joint military drills in the internationals waters of the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman with the aim of promoting the security of international trade in the strategic regions, says the spokesman for Iranian Armed Forces.
  • Taiwan slams China over criticism of anti-infiltration bill CNA 25 Dec 2019 -- Taipei berated Beijing Wednesday for its criticism of a proposed anti-infiltration bill that Taiwan's ruling party has vowed to push through the Legislature before the end of the year.
  • Navy pilot recruitment campaign enters new stage, ensures aircraft carrier capabilities Global Times 25 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's 2020 pilot recruitment campaign has moved into a new stage, as more pilot cadets are needed to master carrier-based fighter jets following the commissioning of the country's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, experts said on Wednesday.
  • US Media Claims China Testing Missile Capable of Hitting America Sputnik 25 Dec 2019 -- In June, China's Ministry of National Defence confirmed that the country had earlier successfully tested its third-generation submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile known as the JL-3, which some argue could hit potential targets almost anywhere in the United States.
  • Tear Gas Shrouds Hong Kong in 'White Christmas' as Protests Continue Radio Free Asia 25 Dec 2019 -- Police fired tear gas at crowds of people in Hong Kong on Christmas Day in the latest in a string of operations targeting peaceful protesters, Christmas shoppers, tourists and passers-by that saw more than 100 people arrested during the festive season.
  • Clashes Mar Christmas Celebrations in Hong Kong VOA 25 Dec 2019 -- Christmas festivities turned tense in Hong Kong late Wednesday when police fired tear gas and used pepper spray on anti-government protesters and made arrests amid a second day of hostile confrontations.
  • Concerns Grow For Disappeared Chinese Rights Activists At Christmas Radio Free Asia 25 Dec 2019 -- Authorities in the Chinese provinces of Liaoning and Hunan have detained two activists who showed open support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.
  • China relaxes hukou restrictions to invigorate development Global Times 25 Dec 2019 -- The State Council Wednesday issued opinion documents that call for the cancellation of hukou restrictions in all Chinese mainland cities with fewer than 3 million permanent residents.
  • Taiwan Envoy Act risks jeopardizing China-US relations: analysts Global Times 24 Dec 2019 -- The US bill that seeks to grant the director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) the rank and status of an ambassador risks stepping on the red line of China-US relations, making it unlikely to pass neither in the House nor the Senate, Chinese mainland analysts said on Tuesday, after the bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives.
  • Taiwan Charges Military Colonel With Spying, Developing Intelligence Network for Beijing Sputnik 24 Dec 2019 -- A retired Taiwanese air force colonel was charged by the New Taipei City District Prosecutor's office Tuesday for spying and assisting in the development of an intelligence network for Beijing in Taiwan.
  • US should work with China to get bilateral ties back on track: Wang Yi Global Times 24 Dec 2019 -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the US to work together with China to get China-US ties back on a healthy track.
  • Consensus urged for new era relations People's Daily 24 Dec 2019 -- President Xi Jinping underlined on Monday the need for China and Japan to implement their political consensus that they "treat each other as cooperative partners instead of threats" in developing bilateral ties.
  • Analysts: Xi's Praise of Loyal Macau Won't Appeal to Hong Kong, Taiwan VOA 24 Dec 2019 -- In his address to the 20th Handover Ceremony in Macau last Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping seemingly committed a gaffe that appeared to reveal his intention of setting the implementation of "one country, two systems" in Macau as a good example for neighboring Hong Kong and even Taiwan.
  • Hong Kong protesters clash with police at shopping malls Press TV 24 Dec 2019 -- Rioters in Hong Kong have clashed with riot police in upscale malls in Hong Kong during a series of flashmob rallies.
  • Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas, Pepper Spray at Christmas Shoppers Radio Free Asia 24 Dec 2019 -- Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas and pepper spray in a busy shopping and tourism district of Kowloon on Christmas Eve, declaring the bustling crowds of shoppers and visitors illegal, live video footage showed.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Clash with Police During Christmas Eve Confrontations VOA 24 Dec 2019 -- Hopes for a peaceful Christmas were dashed in Hong Kong Tuesday after riot police fired tear gas and protesters set fire at various locations across the city that has been roiled by civil unrest for more than six months.
  • China Bans Christmas Gatherings Among Its Christians Radio Free Asia 24 Dec 2019 -- Authorities across China are warning members of Christian churches not to try holding public gatherings to celebrate Christmas, church members told RFA.
  • Indonesia Won't Intervene in China's Affairs over Uyghurs, Presidential Chief of Staff Says Radio Free Asia 24 Dec 2019 -- Indonesia will not interfere in Chinese domestic affairs, President Joko Widodo's chief of staff said, amid pressure on Jakarta to speak up against the mass internment of minority ethnic Uyghurs in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
  • China, Japan, South Korea stress dialog with North Korea Press TV 24 Dec 2019 -- South Korea, Japan, and China have agreed to work together to bring North Korea and the United States back to the negotiating table, as countries scramble to prevent a potential rise in tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.
  • China Hosts S. Korea and Japan Amid N. Korea's Growing Belligerence VOA 24 Dec 2019 -- China held a three-way summit with South Korea and Japan Tuesday aimed at presenting a united front to counter North Korea's resurgent belligerence.
  • Why Old Friends China, Malaysia Suddenly Disagree over Tract of Sea VOA 23 Dec 2019 -- China and Malaysia, old friends with a complex trade and investment relationship, are disagreeing over Malaysia's rights to extend sovereignty into part of a disputed sea that's rich in fossil fuel reserves.
  • Court Rules That Ethnic Kazakh Will Not Be Deported To China RFE/RL 23 Dec 2019 -- A court in Kazakhstan has ruled that an ethnic-Kazakh woman from China's northwestern region of Xinjiang who is on trial for illegally crossing the border will not be deported to China.
  • China drafts law to control arms sales Global Times 23 Dec 2019 -- China is reviewing a draft law that will see arms sale properly controlled, a measure that comes at a time when Beijing is beginning to master world-leading military technologies which should not fall into the wrong hands, experts said on Monday.
  • China Creates Alcohol-Driven UAV Capable of Staying In Flight For 12 Hours - Reports Sputnik 23 Dec 2019 -- In late October, Chinese aerospace company Rainbow UAV Technology stated that its newest Rainbow-4 drone, equipped with upgraded electronic payloads and satellite controls, had successfully passed test flights.
  • China, Japan, S.Korea strengthen relations in trilateral summit Global Times 23 Dec 2019 -- Top leaders of China, Japan and South Korea met for a summit in Beijing on Monday.
  • In talks with China's Xi, S Korea's Moon voices concern over stalled N Korea-US talks Press TV 23 Dec 2019 -- In a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has expressed concern over stalled denuclearization talks on the Korean Peninsula as well as a recent flare-up of tensions between the United States and North Korea.
  • Xi meets ROK president, calling for advancing bilateral ties People's Daily 23 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in Monday in Beijing, calling for joint efforts to lift bilateral ties to a higher level.
  • Central govt appointing young HK officials to UN a breakthrough: Lam Global Times 23 Dec 2019 -- The central government of China has appointed five Hong Kong young civil servants to work in the United Nations (UN), which is a breakthrough for the city of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said on Monday.
  • Thousands Rally in Hong Kong After Police Freeze Crowd-Funded Millions Radio Free Asia 23 Dec 2019 -- Thousands of Hongkongers rallied in a mass downtown protest at the freezing of funds by the authorities that were raised to provide legal assistance to arrested protesters.
  • Beijing Denies Report of 'Forced Labor' Hidden in Christmas Card Made in China Radio Free Asia 23 Dec 2019 -- China on Monday denied using forced prison labor after a note from a prisoner was reportedly found inside a Christmas card in the U.K.
  • Chinese Company Rejects Forced Labor Claims Prompted by UK Christmas Card Sputnik 23 Dec 2019 -- A Chinese company has denied using forced prison labor to manufacture Christmas cards for British supermarket Tesco after a six-year-old girl in England found a note in one of the cards allegedly written by a Chinese inmate looking for help.
  • China refutes forced foreign labor claims at Shanghai prison Global Times 24 Dec 2019 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday refuted British media reports that claim foreign prisoners were used as forced laborers at Shanghai Qingpu Prison, saying the claim was a farce created by a former British journalist who served a prison term in China.
  • Video Shows First Chinese Jet Takeoff From New Shandong Carrier Sputnik 23 Dec 2019 -- Both the J-15 fighter jets and the new carrier are based on Soviet weapon design, which is also used in the Russian Armed Forces. This is the first carrier China has completely built on its own.
  • US Navy Bans Chinese App TikTok Over Cybersecurity Concerns - Report Sputnik 22 Dec 2019 -- The Pentagon did not elaborate what cybersecurity threats the Chinese video sharing app presents. The US Navy follows in the footsteps of the US Army, after it also banned the use of Tiktok.
  • Forum debates Taiwan options Global Times 22 Dec 2019 -- Experts and former officials reflected on methods to win the hearts of Taiwan residents and to handle the US messing with the Taiwan question after a retired lieutenant general warned the door to peaceful reunification "had been closed" and called for military action to solve it as soon as possible.
  • Advanced supply ship conducts carrier group supplement mission Global Times 22 Dec 2019 -- China's latest domestically developed comprehensive supply ship conducted its first aircraft carrier battle group supplement mission during a high sea exercise, prompting experts to say that Chinese aircraft carriers are ready to sail farther into deep blue waters.
  • China's 10,000 ton-class destroyer equipped with long-range land-attack missiles Global Times 22 Dec 2019 -- China's latest 10,000 ton-class guided missile destroyer, the Type 055, is capable of launching long-range land-attack cruise missiles, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy revealed as experts said on Sunday the new weapon could let the destroyer launch more precise attacks against land targets at greater range.
  • Hong Kong Protesters Backing Uyghurs Clash With Police RFE/RL 22 Dec 2019 -- Police in Hong Kong skirmished with protesters on December 22 at a rally of several hundred people in support of China's Uyghur minority, millions of whom have reportedly been victims of an internment scheme in the northwestern Chinese territory of Xinjiang.
  • China's Plan in Xinjiang Seen as Key Factor in Uighur Crackdown VOA 22 Dec 2019 -- While the international attention on China's treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang has focused mainly on ethnic and religious issues, Beijing's economic development plans in the strategic region also play a key role in shaping the conflict, some experts and observers say.
  • Beijing slams US over defense act clauses Global Times 22 Dec 2019 -- China on Saturday voiced strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to negative clauses on Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang in the US 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Trade war makes China stronger Global Times 22 Dec 2019 -- China is emerging stronger after the 18-month-long China-US trade war, according to a survey conducted by the Global Times recently. It also showed that the trade friction that the US launched against other countries, plus other US bulling moves, is eroding the US government's global influence.
  • Experts have heated discussion over reunification with Taiwan Global Times 21 Dec 2019 -- Focusing on whether 2020 is a crucial year for the reunification of the Chinese mainland and Taiwan and if this will be realized via a peaceful process or armed conflict, many experts across the board from both the mainland and Taiwan had an ardent and erudite discussion, during the annual Global Times forum on Saturday.
  • Reunification only acceptable option for Taiwan question: experts Global Times 21 Dec 2019 -- China's reunification is an irreversible trend and the only acceptable option for the Taiwan question, but it is not necessary that it will be achieved in a peaceful way, experts said at the annual forum of the Global Times in Beijing on Saturday.
  • Pompeo Says Russia, China Have 'Blood On Their Hands' For Veto Of Syrian Aid RFE/RL 21 Dec 2019 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Russia and China "have blood on their hands" for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended the delivery of cross-border humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria for a year.
  • Russian Federation's and China's Veto of UNSCR 2449 Aid to Syrian Refugees US Dept. of State 21 Dec 2019 -- "The Russian Federation's and China's veto yesterday of a Security Council resolution that allows for humanitarian aid to reach millions of Syrians is shameful."
  • Pompeo Slams Russia, China for Opposing Syrian Aid Resolution VOA 21 Dec 2019 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced Russia and China on Saturday after the two countries vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on allowing cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria.
  • China prepares to launch Long March-5 rocket People's Daily 21 Dec 2019 -- The third Long March-5 rocket, China's largest carrier rocket, was vertically transported to the launching area at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Saturday.
  • Article 23 onus lies in HKSAR govt Global Times 21 Dec 2019 -- The onus of passing Article 23 of the Basic Law in Hong Kong as soon as possible lies in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, experts said at the Global Times annual forum on Saturday.
  • Xi says phase-one China-US trade deal benefits both sides, world Global Times 21 Dec 2019 -- The phase-one economic and trade deal between China and the United States benefits both sides and the whole world, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
  • Forming cliques to pressure China doomed to fail: FM to Canada Global Times 21 Dec 2019 -- Pressuring China by forming cliques or connecting with other issues is doomed to fail, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday, in response to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's remarks that urged the US to use trade talks with China as leverage to secure the freedom of two Canadians.
  • Xi says phase-one China-U.S. trade deal benefits both sides, world People's Daily 21 Dec 2019 -- The phase-one economic and trade deal between China and the United States benefits both sides and the whole world, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
  • In call with Trump, Xi says US interfering in Chinese internal affairs Press TV 20 Dec 2019 -- In a phone call with US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping has accused the United States of interfering in its internal affairs.
  • China Lauds Macau's Lack of Political Opposition on 20th Anniversary of Handover Radio Free Asia 20 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday gave a glimpse of his vision for Hong Kong's future as he visited Macau, a former colonial city that has proved more amenable to Beijing's world view than its neighbor.
  • Uyghur Developer Confirmed Jailed For Life, Dozens of Relatives and Employees Sentenced Radio Free Asia 20 Dec 2019 -- One of the wealthiest Uyghurs in Hotan (in Chinese, Hetian) prefecture, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), has been confirmed jailed for life after his whereabouts were unknown for more than three years, according to sources, who said dozens of his relatives and employees have also been sentenced to prison.
  • China urges US to halt legislation on Tibet issues People's Daily 20 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday urged the US to stop exploiting the Tibet question as a tool to interfere in the country's internal affairs after media reported that the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee had passed a Tibet-related bill.
  • China Sets New Restrictions on Tibetan Religious Festival in Lhasa Radio Free Asia 20 Dec 2019 -- Chinese authorities in Tibet have tightened restrictions on a major annual festival in the regional capital Lhasa this year, banning participation by students and government employees, local sources say.
  • President Xi urges PLA garrison in Macao to better perform duties Global Times 20 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday urged the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in Macao to comprehensively raise its ability to perform duties and contribute more to the successful practice of "one country, two systems" in Macao.
  • Garrison guarantees city's security and goodwill People's Daily 20 Dec 2019 -- PLA soldiers are celebrating two decades of serving local people. Zhao Lei reports from Macao.
  • Fighter Jet Fleet of China's First Domestically-Built Carrier to Fall Short of Expectations Sputnik 20 Dec 2019 -- Military observers are reporting that China's newly-commissioned aircraft carrier may not have enough People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) pilots to reach the vessel's intended fighter jet capacity.
  • US Media Explains Why China's New Aircraft Carrier is Superior to its Russian Analogue Sputnik 20 Dec 2019 -- The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its new carrier, known as the Shandong, earlier this week.
  • Xi expresses serious concerns over US interference in China's internal affairs Global Times 20 Dec 2019 -- China expresses serious concerns over the US side's recent negative words and actions on issues related to China's Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
  • China won't tolerate foreign forces meddling in internal affairs: President Xi Press TV 20 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has once again warned "foreign forces" against meddling in the country's internal affairs, as he swore in a new government for the Chinese territory of Macau.
  • China allows no external forces to interfere with HK, Macao affairs People's Daily 20 Dec 2019 -- President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at a gathering celebrating the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland and the inauguration ceremony of the fifth-term government of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Friday.
  • Xi Tells Trump 'US Interference' Harming Chinese Interests Sputnik 20 Dec 2019 -- US President Donald Trump has said that he had a "very good talk" with Xi Jinping, in which the two discussed a bilateral trade deal, North Korea and Hong Kong. The phone call came after the two countries reached 'phase one' of their reported trade deal last week, following a 17-month tariff war.
  • US Senators Urge UN Gen-Sec to Raise China's Abuses in Xinjiang With Member States, Key Councils Radio Free Asia 20 Dec 2019 -- A group of U.S. Senators have sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calling on him to raise Chinese rights abuses against ethnic Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) with member states and at the U.N. Human Rights and Security Councils.
  • FM refutes EU Parliament's accusation on Xinjiang Global Times 20 Dec 2019 -- Chinese people, especially those living in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are more qualified than those who live in Europe and have never been to Xinjiang to speak about what is really happening in the region, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson told a press conference on Friday, in response to the European Parliament's accusation on China's Xinjiang policies.
  • No external forces should point fingers at HK, Macao affairs: Xi Global Times 20 Dec 2019 -- After Hong Kong and Macao returned to China, handling affairs of these two special administrative regions (SAR) is absolutely China's internal affairs, thus any external forces should not point the finger at them, and we won't tolerate any external forces to interfere in Hong Kong and Macao affairs, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday while delivering a speech at the ceremony celebrating the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to China and the inaugural ceremony of the fifth-term government of the Macao SAR.
  • Central govn't fully supports Macao chief executive's work: Xi Global Times 20 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that the central government will "fully support" the work of the fifth-term chief executive of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the new SAR government.
  • SAR exemplifies 'one country, two systems' principle: President Xi Global Times 20 Dec 2019 -- After Hong Kong and Macao returned to China, handling the affairs of these two special administrative regions (SAR) was absolutely China's internal affairs, and external forces should not point the finger at them, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday at the ceremony celebrating the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to China and the inauguration of the fifth-term government of the Macao SAR.
  • Central bank supports yuan remittances in SAR Global Times 20 Dec 2019 -- Officials and business representatives in Macao say they are confident that the special administrative region is able to build up its financial industry with its own characteristics for future development, with the central government providing firm support.
  • Xi extols Macao's progress Global Times 20 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping encouraged Macao to give play to its advantages in carrying out "one country, two systems," adopt a firm stance on matters of principle and actively take part in the national development plan.
  • China urges US to halt legislation on Tibet issues Global Times 20 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday urged the US to stop exploiting the Tibet question as a tool to interfere in the country's internal affairs after media reported that the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee had passed a Tibet-related bill.
  • Hong Kong, Macau Affairs Are Totally China's Internal Affair - Xi Jinping Sputnik 20 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong is going through a period of protests that started in March over a controversial extradition bill. Violent conflict has ensued between police and demonstrators, although the bill was withdrawn in October.
  • Four Arrested, $9 Million Frozen by Hong Kong Police in Protest Fund Laundering Probe Sputnik 19 Dec 2019 -- At least four individuals have been arrested and approximately $9 million (HK$70 million) was recently frozen after a Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) probe busted a money laundering syndicate which obtained donations under the guise of supporting demonstrators arrested during anti-government protests.
  • 'Who has given the Americans the right to be in Syria?' China asks Press TV 19 Dec 2019 -- China's special envoy for Syria says the United States' pretext for extending its military presence in the Arab country, namely to protect Syrian oil fields, is untenable.
  • Waste From Chinese Gold Mines Sickens Villagers, Kills Livestock and Fish in Cambodia Radio Free Asia 19 Dec 2019 -- Villagers in Cambodia's Kratie and Mondulkiri provinces are voicing fears for their health following the release into rivers of toxic waste from Chinese gold mines that has sickened local residents and killed livestock and fish, local sources say.
  • Bill to Support Tibet Moves Forward in the US Congress Radio Free Asia 19 Dec 2019 -- A new bill to strengthen U.S. policy in support of Tibet moved forward in the U.S. Congress this week, with unanimous approval given on Wednesday by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • Sino-Russian-proposed UN resolution on North Korea 'best plan' at current time Press TV 19 Dec 2019 -- China says its joint proposal with Russia to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) aimed at diffusing tensions between North Korea and the United States is "the best plan," repeating its call on the world body to remove some sanctions on the North in order to break the deadlock between Pyongyang and Washington.
  • President Xi meets Macao SAR chief executive Global Times 19 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with outgoing Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Chui Sai On here Wednesday, saying the central government fully acknowledged Chui's diligent work during his 10 years as the chief executive.
  • Macao shares mainland's plan Global Times 19 Dec 2019 -- The astonishing achievement Macao has made over the past two decades was shaping a consensus inside the society that it has no hesitation when fulfilling its mission as part of the nation's development plan, and the society is united in achieving this goal, Pansy Ho Chiu-king, a predominant businesswoman in Macao, told the Global Times on Thursday.
  • Navy: New carrier represents major advance People's Daily 19 Dec 2019 -- CNS Shandong, the People's Liberation Army Navy's new aircraft carrier, has better combat and logistic capabilities than its predecessor, CNS Liaoning, according to a Navy spokesman.
  • Hong Kong Democracy Movement Left Reeling by Police Seizure of Crowd-Funded Account Radio Free Asia 19 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong police on Thursday said they had frozen donations to a group funding legal support for arrestees during the six-month-old protest movement, as pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on Thursday accused them of hacking his phone for evidence.
  • Labor NGO Founder, Volunteer, Intern Detained in China's Guangdong Radio Free Asia 19 Dec 2019 -- A labor rights worker, a volunteer and an intern were reported incommunicado in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Thursday, while mainland Chinese activists who took part in the Hong Kong protests were sent for "drug rehabilitation," RFA has learned.
  • European Parliament Passes Resolution Condemning China on Treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang Radio Free Asia 19 Dec 2019 -- The European Parliament on Thursday approved a resolution condemning the mass incarceration of Uyghurs in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and reiterating its call for unfettered access to the region for independent journalists and international observers.
  • The Legacy of China's One-Child Policy is an Aging Population Radio Free Asia 19 Dec 2019 -- Decades of population control under the one-child policy has left China with a rapidly aging population without enough financial resources to support their needs.
  • US bill mandates report on Chinese interference in Taiwan election CNA 18 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a provision of which mandates a report on any Chinese interference in Taiwan's elections.
  • US defense bill interferes in Taiwan, slammed as thief crying 'Stop thief!' Global Times 18 Dec 2019 -- The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) showcases blatant US interference in the upcoming election on the island of Taiwan, Chinese experts said on Wednesday, and warned the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that pulling closer to the US would backfire.
  • China, Russia aim to lift some DPRK sanctions People's Daily 18 Dec 2019 -- China and Russia on Tuesday submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council, calling for some sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to be lifted according to its compliance with relevant UN resolutions.
  • China says concessions necessary to revive North Korea talks Press TV 18 Dec 2019 -- China says the United States needs to grant some concessions by agreeing to the lifting of certain United Nations (UN) sanctions on North Korea in order for diplomacy to kick-start between Washington and Pyongyang.
  • China's third aircraft carrier in 2 years: report Global Times 18 Dec 2019 -- China's third aircraft carrier could be launched within the next two years, be combat ready by 2025 and feature an electromagnetic catapult and stealth fighter jets, a professional Chinese military magazine predicted Wednesday following the commissioning of the country's second carrier Shandong on Tuesday.
  • Chinese netizens proud of homemade aircraft carrier, encourage India to follow Global Times 18 Dec 2019 -- Chinese netizens were thrilled by the commissioning of the Shandong, China's first domestically developed and second overall aircraft carrier, as they reminded themselves of difficult times in the past and felt proud of the country's achievement.
  • Xi attends commissioning of first Chinese-built aircraft carrier People's Daily 18 Dec 2019 -- President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), attended the commissioning ceremony of China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Shandong, here Tuesday afternoon.
  • US finalizing rules to limit hi-tech exports to adversaries like China Press TV 18 Dec 2019 -- The administration of US President Donald Trump is drafting a set of rules to limit exports of sophisticated technology by American companies to rival powers like China and Russia, according a report.
  • Top Chinese Universities Amend Charters to Remove Reference to Freedom Radio Free Asia 18 Dec 2019 -- Dozens of Chinese students staged a rare protest on a university campus in Shanghai after their school amended its charter to remove references to academic freedom and replaced them with a pledge of loyalty to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
  • Chinese Police Work in Cambodia to Handle Chinese Suspects Radio Free Asia 18 Dec 2019 -- For almost a year, Chinese police officials have worked from an office in Cambodia's National Police headquarters to help identify and handle Chinese nationals suspected of committing crimes in the Southeast Asian country, RFA has learned.
  • Xi hails Macao's prosperity Global Times 18 Dec 2019 -- The central government and Chinese people are proud of the achievements and progress of Macao made over the past two decades, and it's worth summarizing its experiences in implementing "one country, two systems," Chinese President Xi Jinping said upon his arrival at the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Wednesday for a three-day visit.
  • Arrest of Activists in Kazakhstan Likely Linked to Criticism of Plan to Deport Chinese Nationals Radio Free Asia 17 Dec 2019 -- Two activists arrested by authorities in Kazakhstan last week were likely detained because they challenged government plans to deport a pair of ethnic Kazakh Chinese nationals who fled persecution in neighboring China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to fellow rights campaigners.
  • China, Russia Propose Lifting Sanctions on North Korea for Humanitarian Purposes at U.N. Security Council Radio Free Asia 17 Dec 2019 -- China and Russia Monday made a draft resolution proposing that the U.N. Security Council lift sanctions-mandated bans on North Korean exports of statues, seafood and textiles in what Moscow says is a move to encourage dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington.
  • China Ramps Up Security Checks Ahead of Xi Jinping's Trip to Macau Radio Free Asia 17 Dec 2019 -- Security is tight ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit to the former colonial city of Macau, which the ruling Chinese Communist Party has lauded as a model of integration 20 years after Portugal handed it back to China.
  • China commissions 2nd aircraft carrier Global Times 17 Dec 2019 -- China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, the Shandong (hull 17), was delivered and commissioned to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Tuesday in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, after refitting and sea trials since its launch in 2017.
  • China's 1st home-built aircraft carrier enters service: State media Press TV 17 Dec 2019 -- China has officially entered into service its first domestically-built aircraft carrier, the second carrier in its naval fleet, at a key base on the shores of the disputed South China Sea, state media say.
  • China's First Domestically-Produced Aircraft Carrier Commissionned into Service Sputnik 17 Dec 2019 -- The new vessel, which was previously codenamed the Type 001A, received the name "Shandong". It was expected to enter service in April, but its trial phase had to be prolonged.
  • 2nd aircraft carrier boosts China's defense ability Global Times 17 Dec 2019 -- The Shandong (hull 17), China's second aircraft carrier as well as its first domestically built one, was commissioned Tuesday afternoon into the People's Liberation Army Navy in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province. This marks China's entry into an era of dual aircraft carriers and home-built aircraft carriers. China's comprehensive national defense strength has taken another great step forward.
  • Xi and his firm support for Macao's prosperity, stability Global Times 17 Dec 2019 -- President Xi Jinping is scheduled to arrive in Macao on Wednesday for the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland.
  • "One country, two systems" principle key to Macao's prosperity People's Daily 17 Dec 2019 -- Since its return to the motherland 20 years ago, Macao has written a glorious chapter of "one country, two systems". Under the support of the central government and its inland counterparts, the city, which covers only 30 square kilometers, has forged ahead, creating the best development prospect in history and displaying the great advantages and vitality of the "one country, two systems" principle.
  • Hong Kong 'disappointed with resumption of violent protests' Press TV 17 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong's chief secretary, Matthew Cheung, has expressed his disappointment with the resumption of violent protests in the Chinese city after a period of relative calm, admitting, however, that "deep-rooted problems" must be addressed.
  • China's debt risk controllable: analysts Global Times 17 Dec 2019 -- China's debt issue - specifically its debt-to-GDP ratio - is drawing more attention amid the country's economic downward pressure and the prolonged China-US trade war, but given China's growing GDP and the capacity to repay the debts, potential debt risks are totally controllable, industry analysts told the Global Times on Tuesday.
  • US rejects China, Russia's call for lifting of some N Korea sanctions Press TV 17 Dec 2019 -- The United States has rejected a proposal by Russia and China to lift some United Nations sanctions on North Korea, saying Pyongyang has yet to make progress toward denuclearization.
  • China, Russia urge easing of UN sanctions on North Korea Global Times 17 Dec 2019 -- China and Russia have proposed the UN Security Council lift some sanctions on North Korea, which Chinese analysts view as a responsible attitude to help resume talks between North Korea and the US and achieve ultimate denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a flexible manner.
  • China hopes UN will reach consensus on North Korea ahead of meeting Press TV 17 Dec 2019 -- China says it hopes the United Nations Security Council will adopt a draft resolution on easing sanctions on North Korea.
  • BeiDou Navigation Satellite System completes deployment Global Times 17 Dec 2019 -- The pair are the last two medium Earth orbit (MEO) satellites of their kind for the BDS-3 constellation, marking the completion of the global navigation system's core constellation deployment, according to officials on Monday.
  • Russia, China Submit UN Resolution to Lift Sanctions on North Korea Sputnik 17 Dec 2019 -- Russia and China have submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council to lift sanctions on North Korea and promptly resume the 'six-party' talks, according to the text of the document.
  • China Prepares for 'Unexpected Confrontations' With More South China Sea Drills Sputnik 17 Dec 2019 -- China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted one of its longest airborne early warning exercises yet, with crews training last month in identifying more than 10 kinds of hostile signals and coordinating with other crews over the hotly contested South China Sea.
  • Xi signs order to release regulations on military safety management People's Daily 17 Dec 2019 -- Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to release the newly-revised regulations on safety management of the military.
  • Xi meets with HKSAR chief executive People's Daily 17 Dec 2019 -- President Xi Jinping on Monday met with Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam, who is on a duty visit to Beijing.
  • Xi backs Lam in hard times Global Times 17 Dec 2019 -- President Xi Jinping met Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who is on a duty visit to Beijing, on Monday and reaffirmed the determination to implement the "one country, two systems" principle and oppose foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs, while saying that Hong Kong faced the most severe and complicated situation this year since the 1997 return.
  • Officials confirm HZM Bridge checkpoint to guarantee security and order Global Times 17 Dec 2019 -- A temporary security checkpoint has been set up at the east artificial island on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to check personnel and vehicles that enter Macao and Zhuhai via Hong Kong, the Global Times learned from authorities on Monday.
  • Economic Watch: China poised to meet economic targets for 2019 People's Daily 17 Dec 2019 -- China has the confidence to meet growth targets in 2019 and march on the course it has mapped out for long-term development.
  • Syria Negotiating Inclusion in China's Belt and Road Initiative - Assad Sputnik 16 Dec 2019 -- Syria is seeking to join China's Belt and Road Initiative, and Damascus has already proposed six projects to Beijing that could become part of this infrastructure and development concept, Syrian President Bashar Assad has said in an interview with China's Phoenix Television.
  • China protests diplomats' expulsion Global Times 16 Dec 2019 -- China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday slammed the US for wrongly accusing and expelling two Chinese diplomats for allegedly spying in the US, and urged the US to reverse the decision and protect their legitimate rights and interests, while Chinese experts suggested the authorities consider countermeasures to limit US diplomats in China if necessary.
  • China lodges representations with US over expelling diplomats Press TV 16 Dec 2019 -- Beijing says it has lodged "stern representations" with the United States over the expelling of two Chinese officials accused of breaching security at a sensitive military base in Virginia, calling the expulsions a "mistake."
  • China Calls US Expulsions a 'Mistake' VOA 16 Dec 2019 -- China on Monday urged the United States to correct its "mistake" of expelling Chinese officials.
  • Fresh violence breaks out in Hong Kong as Lam holds talks in Beijing Press TV 16 Dec 2019 -- Fresh violence has broken out in Hong Kong as the Chinese territory's leader visits the mainland for talks with Beijing leaders on the situation in the financial hub.
  • China's President Xi Backs Police in Crackdown on Hong Kong Protests Radio Free Asia 16 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday reiterated Beijing's support for Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam, as journalists hit out at their treatment at the hands of police during recent pro-democracy protests.
  • Chinese Premier Calls on Hong Kong Government to End Chaos, Restore Order in City Sputnik 16 Dec 2019 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Monday to end the civil disorder in the city and solve the political and economic problems that have resulted from the unrest, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported.
  • Central government supports diversified development of Macao Global Times 16 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese mainland and the Macao Special Administrative Region have seen constant progress in exchanges and cooperation since Macao's return to China in December 1999, and the central government will support the diversified development of Macao's industries and further involve the city in the overall national development plan, a senior official said.
  • China Targets Arsenal Soccer Star Following Comments on Uyghur Rights Abuses Radio Free Asia 16 Dec 2019 -- China's government on Monday slammed star soccer forward Mesut Ozil of the English Premier League's Arsenal club for his "blinded and misled" comments concerning reports of rights violations against ethnic Uyghurs in its northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
  • Indonesian Muslim Groups Urge China to Stop Violating Uyghur Rights Radio Free Asia 16 Dec 2019 -- Indonesia's two largest Muslim organizations called on China on Monday to end human rights violations against the Uyghur minority, in a departure from their previous muted stance.
  • China's TV, Film Industry Shrinks Amid Ongoing Censorship Radio Free Asia 16 Dec 2019 -- The ruling Chinese Communist Party's ever-widening controls on the output of its movie and television industries has left a large chunk of its workforce unemployed, industry figures have revealed.
  • Another tough year ahead for China's trade Global Times 16 Dec 2019 -- Despite all the difficulties and risks over the past year, China's foreign trade is set to finish 2019 on a strong note, particularly with a looming phase one trade agreement with the US that marks the reduction of US tariffs on $120 billion worth of Chinese goods.
  • Iran, China keep banking initiatives secret to evade US sanctions: Envoy Press TV 16 Dec 2019 -- China's ambassador to Iran Chang Hua says the two countries have agreed on new banking mechanisms that could facilitate bilateral trade although he insists that the initiatives would remain confidential to avoid the American sanctions imposed on Iran.
  • US Secretly Expels Chinese Diplomats for Intruding on Military Base – Reports Sputnik 15 Dec 2019 -- The United States has expelled two Chinese diplomats for allegedly driving unannounced into a sensitive military base near Norfolk in the US state of Virginia, The New York Times reported Sunday.
  • Aerial early warning, reconnaissance training boosts PLA Navy's capability in S. China Sea Global Times 15 Dec 2019 -- A naval aviation division of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command wrapped up an aerial early warning and reconnaissance training exercise recently, which experts said will boost China's defense capability in the South China Sea as US warships and aircraft have trespassed frequently into Chinese territorial waters and airspace.
  • China vows to further open up Global Times 15 Dec 2019 -- China is expected to deepen reforms while pushing its market opening to a new level next year, a move that Chinese economists said will inject momentum into its economic growth amid a tougher external environment.
  • World Uyghur Congress plays key role trying to split China Global Times 15 Dec 2019 -- The World Uyghur Congress (WUC), an organization that is reportedly found to be linked to terrorist groups and receives money from Western political organizations, has long played an important role in smearing China's policies in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and cementing Western media stereotypes of China.
  • U.S. missile test proves again its withdrawal from INF treaty premeditated: spokesperson People's Daily 14 Dec 2019 -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday the latest U.S. ballistic missile test proves again that the country's withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was premeditated.
  • Russia, China slam US 'malicious' intention' over missile test Press TV 14 Dec 2019 -- Two major world powers and strategic partners, Russia and China, say the United States' recent test launch of a nuclear-capable ballistic missile clearly indicates Washington's "malicious intention" for the demise of a landmark arms control treaty with Moscow.
  • Xi holds talks with Micronesian president People's Daily 14 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held talks with visiting President of the Federated States of Micronesia David W. Panuelo, calling for joint efforts to advance bilateral ties and better benefit the two peoples.
  • China, U.S. agree on text of phase one trade deal People's Daily 14 Dec 2019 -- China and the United States have agreed on the text of a phase one economic and trade agreement based on the principle of equality and mutual respect.
  • Hong Kong leader arrives in China to discuss situation with president Xi Press TV 14 Dec 2019 -- The Hong Kong leader has left for the Chinese capital, Beijing, to meet President Xi Jinping and discuss the political and economic situation in the Chinese territory, which has plunged into chaos over the past six months.
  • Belarus To Borrow $500 Million From China As Russia Stalls RFE/RL 14 Dec 2019 -- Belarus plans to borrow $500 million from China to pay down existing debt as talks about a loan from Russia drag on.
  • China begins development of new stealth fighter jet: report Global Times 14 Dec 2019 -- China is developing a new type of fighter jet, according to the country's top aircraft design institutes on Thursday. Military observers predict, based on publicly available information, that the aircraft will be stealth-capable and feature the significant use of advanced composite materials.
  • Maldives to Not Proceed With Free Trade Agreement with China Sputnik 13 Dec 2019 -- Former Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) during a visit to Beijing in December 2017, the Maldives' first bilateral FTA with a foreign country.
  • Beijing Showing No Reduction in South China Sea Military Presence, US Admiral Says Radio Free Asia 13 Dec 2019 -- There are no indications Beijing will scale back its military arsenal on islands it has built in the South China Sea, despite objections from countries that see the disputed waterway as vital to international shipping, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander told reporters in Bangkok on Friday.
  • Pentagon's Statements Prove US Started Developing INF-Banned Missiles Before Leaving Deal - Beijing Sputnik 13 Dec 2019 -- The day before, US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper praised the successful test of the INF-banned ground-based missile, noting that it had taken less than nine months, instead of the usual two years, to go from concept to launch.
  • First Phase of US-China Trade Deal Announced VOA 13 Dec 2019 -- A trade deal between the United States and China, separately announced Friday by both countries, will be such a boon for American farmers they will "have to go out and buy much larger tractors," according to President Donald Trump.
  • China counters US bullying, upholds communiqués: FM Global Times 13 Dec 2019 -- China has taken firm actions to counter US bullying and uphold the principles enshrined in the three China-US joint communiqués over the past year, China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday in Beijing.
  • China, US reach trade deal in principle for temporary ceasefire Global Times 13 Dec 2019 -- China and the US have agreed on the text of a highly anticipated phase one trade agreement, under which Washington has committed to roll back tariffs in phases and Beijing will increase its purchase of US products based on market demand, Chinese officials announced on Friday night, marking a milestone first step in resolving the 20 month-long trade war that has dragged economic growth around the world.
  • Economic stability focus for 2020 People's Daily 13 Dec 2019 -- The country will focus on economic stability in 2020, maintaining its proactive fiscal policy and prudent monetary policy to ensure high-quality growth, a statement issued after the annual Central Economic Work Conference said on Thursday.
  • US 'seriously damaged' trust between Washington, Beijing: China's FM Press TV 13 Dec 2019 -- A senior Chinese diplomat says the United States' recent "bullying" over Hong Kong and the western Xinjiang Province has "seriously damaged" mutual trust between Washington and Beijing.
  • Phase One of China-US Trade Deal Agreed, to Be Signed at Later Date: Trump Says New Tariffs Canceled Sputnik 13 Dec 2019 -- Earlier, US President Donald Trump indicated that Washington was "VERY close' to reaching a "BIG" trade deal with China, which would end a massive trade war which has impacted hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of trade between the two economic giants.
  • China Jails Guangxi Publisher For Corruption After Books Banned Radio Free Asia 13 Dec 2019 -- A court in the southwestern Chinese region of Guangxi has handed a 10-year jail term to the former head of a publishing company for "embezzlement, taking bribes and privately sharing state-owned assets," four years after his initial detention.
  • Court Employees Confirm Case of Jailed Uyghur Detailed in China Cables Radio Free Asia 13 Dec 2019 -- The case of a Uyghur jailed after urging his coworkers to abstain from activities forbidden by Islam, which was listed among a trove of recently leaked official documents that China's government has sought to discredit, has been confirmed by employees of the court that sentenced him.
  • Lawmakers Urge US to 'Strongly and Decisively' Sanction Xinjiang Abuses Radio Free Asia 13 Dec 2019 -- Washington must "strongly and decisively " respond to China's mass incarceration of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) with sanctions on officials responsible for abuses and blacklisting of companies using inmates as forced labor, U.S. lawmakers urged top Trump Administration officials.
  • Beijing Asks Cambodia to Send Accused Chinese Home for Trial Radio Free Asia 13 Dec 2019 -- China's embassy in Cambodia has requested assistance from the Cambodian government in arresting Chinese nationals who are suspected of committing crimes in the Southeast Asian country, and deporting them back to China, officials told RFA's Khmer Service
  • Danish Media Claim China Pressured Faroe Islands Over 5G Network Sputnik 13 Dec 2019 -- The Faroe Islands have been trying to enter a free trade agreement with China. According to Danish media, the Chinese made it contingent on a 5G deal with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. Any pressure, thought, has been denied by both the Chinese and the Faroese.
  • Senior official expounds on peaceful reunification Global Times 13 Dec 2019 -- A senior Chinese mainland official responsible for Taiwan affairs published an article in the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Thursday to expound on plans to realize reunification, the same day the US House of Representatives passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act which includes parts related to the Taiwan question.
  • SCO carries out online anti-terrorism drill Global Times 12 Dec 2019 -- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) launched on Thursday a joint online anti-terrorism exercise in China, in which competent authorities of eight SCO member states simulated a complete crackdown against online terrorist propaganda amid rising cybersecurity challenges.
  • China leads world in successful orbital launches Global Times 12 Dec 2019 -- There have 29 successful rocket launches in China this year and with a few more scheduled for the last days of 2019, Chinese experts said they expect China to lead the world for a second year and showcase the nation's high-performing aerospace technology.
  • China big but nonthreatening like panda: FM Global Times 12 Dec 2019 -- Following some recent foreign media reports that have taken a tough line toward China and described the country as a threat, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry said such an attitude is unnecessary, and used the metaphor of China as a panda, which has a gentle temper and is loved by others despite its large size.
  • Crowds Mark Six Months of Hong Kong Protests, Pay Respects to Student Who Died Radio Free Asia 12 Dec 2019 -- Tens of thousands of people gathered in downtown Hong Kong on Thursday to mark six months since the pro-democracy protests began in earnest with demands for fully democratic elections as well as the withdrawal of plans to allow extradition to mainland China.
  • Tripartite enforcement campaign demonstrates Hong Kong police capability amid social unrest Global Times 12 Dec 2019 -- Police in South China's Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions finished a six-month campaign against cross border crime, apprehending 1,400 suspects and seizing 21 kilograms of drugs and 152 firearms. Experts said it shows the joint enforcement capability remains effective despite ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong.
  • China airs Xinjiang truths Global Times 12 Dec 2019 -- China's state broadcasters consecutively aired three documentaries from Thursday illustrating the anti-terrorism efforts in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a terrorist organization East Turkistan Islamic Movement's (ETIM) role in plotting terrorist attacks in China and US hypocrisy on human rights issues. The documentaries sparked wide discussions on domestic and overseas media.
  • Capitalism is losing appeal to Chinese Global Times 12 Dec 2019 -- As China has stood on a higher level of development, it is having a different way of dealing with, and understanding Western countries. It's fair to say the Chinese people now have the most profound and objective understanding of capitalism.
  • Passing Article 23 an urgent mission for Hong Kong: official Global Times 12 Dec 2019 -- A senior official of the Chinese government responsible for Hong Kong and Macao affairs published an article in the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) pointing out that Hong Kong has neither passed the national security law nor established any institute for enforcement while Macao has already passed the law and improved a lot, and this is why separatist activities have been intensifying in Hong Kong in recent years.
  • Diversity of human rights model urged People's Daily 12 Dec 2019 -- Human rights representatives from developing countries expressed strong opposition to moves that politicize human rights issues or that smack of double standards, and they called for a more just and reasonable global human rights governance system.
  • HK police watchdog denies overseas expert panel quit Global Times 11 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong's Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) on Wednesday denied its international experts "quit" as some Western media reported, saying they had stepped aside after finishing an interim report.
  • Pro-violence HK teachers face penalties Global Times 11 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong's educational regulators announced on Wednesday that they have investigated more than 60 of 106 public complaints made from June to the start of November, of teachers suspected of glorifying the violence in the social unrest and insulting police, and are considering punishing teachers involved in 30 verified cases.
  • HK financial sector remains stable amid social unrest: official Global Times 11 Dec 2019 -- The months-long social unrest in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has affected local economic development while the liquidity in the banking system remains robust, HKSAR Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said at a forum on Wednesday.
  • Tripartite enforcement campaign demonstrates Hong Kong police capability amid social unrest Global Times 11 Dec 2019 -- Police in South China's Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions finished a six-month campaign against cross border crime, apprehending 1,400 suspects and seizing 21 kilograms of drugs and 152 firearms. Experts said it shows the joint enforcement capability remains effective despite ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong.
  • International Policing Experts Back Away From Hong Kong's Complaints Probe Radio Free Asia 11 Dec 2019 -- An international panel of law enforcement experts has stepped down from a Hong Kong government probe into allegations of police violence and misconduct during recent protests, saying the city's police complaints body has no power to gather evidence or compel witnesses.
  • Foreign Experts Quit Hong Kong Police Oversight Board VOA 11 Dec 2019 -- A group of international law enforcement experts recruited by Hong Kong's police watchdog unit have quit, citing concerns about the unit's independence.
  • Macao unlikely to compete with Hong Kong Global Times 11 Dec 2019 -- Macao has no intention of competing with Hong Kong, said government officials, as Macao reveals its ambitions to develop offshore yuan business.
  • Report of Chinese ambassador threatening Faroese leader factually wrong: FM Global Times 11 Dec 2019 -- China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday that a report claiming the country's Ambassador to Denmark threatened and tried to pressure the Faroese leader into cooperating with Huawei on 5G was factually wrong, noting that the days when China could not fight back in the face of smears and attacks were gone.
  • Economic Watch: China's inflation stays within annual target but challenges remain People's Daily 11 Dec 2019 -- China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose by an average of 2.8 percent from a year earlier in the first 11 months, on track to meet the CPI target of 3 percent set by the government.
  • Prominent Uyghur Historian Confirmed Jailed in Xinjiang Over Published Book Radio Free Asia 11 Dec 2019 -- A prominent Uyghur historian who disappeared in 2017 has been confirmed jailed in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to his U.S.-based daughter, who said his sentence likely stemmed from a book he published three years earlier.
  • China Imprisoned 48 Journalists In 2019, The Most Of Any Nation, Watchdog Reports RFE/RL 11 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese government imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country, a rights watchdog said on December 11.
  • China Tightens Grip Further on Internet Users, Mulls Livestreaming Ban Radio Free Asia 11 Dec 2019 -- The ruling Chinese Communist Party has taken further steps to tighten control over the country's internet with a proposed ban on livestreaming and orders to state-run organizations to replace foreign-branded computer equipment with domestic equivalents.
  • Recognizing Beijing imperils Taiwan allies' sovereignty: US official CNA 10 Dec 2019 -- A U.S. State Department official warned Monday that allies of Taiwan who switch recognition to Beijing could be imperiling their sovereignty, citing risks such as debt and Chinese influence in domestic policymaking.
  • Japan's plan to block DJI drones unfounded: company Global Times 10 Dec 2019 -- In response to a report that the Japan Coast Guard plans to remove Chinese drone maker DJI from its procurement list under the guise of information security, DJI said that it regrets any restriction based on unfounded information and will continue to engage in talks with relevant Japanese departments.
  • Xi Focus: Top CPC leadership navigates China through testing year Global Times 10 Dec 2019 -- China, the world's largest developing economy, has generally sailed through a challenging year marked by trade tensions and weak demand among others.
  • HKSAR government, political parties to continue to cooperate: Lam Global Times 10 Dec 2019 -- Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said the SAR government is directly responsible for the pro-establishment camp's defeat in the district council elections, and the government would continue to hear opinions from political parties.
  • Lifting mask ban unhelpful for stopping violence and chaos in HK: solicitor Global Times 10 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong's Court of Appeal lifted a mask ban on Tuesday by refusing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government's request to suspend an earlier ruling by the High Court of HKSAR that found it "unconstitutional," in a move which solicitors said is unhelpful to end violence and chaos which has rocked the city for six months.
  • HKSAR Chief Executive expresses concern over students involved in illegal activities Global Times 10 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday expressed concern over the involvement of students in illegal activities amid social unrest that has lasted for six months.
  • Hong Kong leader says no to 'unlawful' demands of protesters Press TV 10 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam has ruled out conceding to the unlawful demands of protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese region.
  • Former Swedish Ambassador to China to Stand Trial Over Hong Kong Bookseller Meeting Radio Free Asia 10 Dec 2019 -- Sweden's former ambassador to China will stand trial for diplomatic misconduct after she tried to make a deal with Beijing leading to the release of Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai, who is currently detained in China.
  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Calls Sunday Protests 'Relatively Calm and Peaceful' Sputnik 10 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has stated that the mass protests held in the city over the weekend went relatively smoothly, and announced her plans to pay a duty visit to Beijing this week to report on the current situation.
  • Xinjiang determined in counter-terrorism, deradicalization, maintaining development Global Times 10 Dec 2019 -- The head of the government of Xinjiang on Monday said the region is determined in counter-terrorism, deradicalization and maintaining development.
  • U.S. practices to undermine harmony, prosperity of Xinjiang doomed to failure Global Times 10 Dec 2019 -- The so-called "Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019" passed by the U.S. House of Representatives triggered huge indignation and condemnation from all walks of life in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
  • HK turmoil 'a warning shot' for Macao: incoming chief executive Global Times 10 Dec 2019 -- The first, current, and incoming chief executives of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Hong Kong SAR's neighbor which also implements the "one country, two systems" principle, consider safeguarding stability as the foundation for the city's development and prosperity, and the lingering social unrest in Hong Kong could serve as a warning shot for Macao.
  • Indo-Pacom Commander Describes Threats From China DoD News 09 Dec 2019 -- In addition to threatening freedom of navigation in international waters off its coast, China is stealing intellectual property and personally identifiable information from U.S. companies and citizens, as well as from allies and partners, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said.
  • Call To Halt Deportation Of Two Ethnic Kazakhs To China RFE/RL 09 Dec 2019 -- Kazakh opposition activists have called on the authorities of the Central Asian nation to halt the deportation to China of two ethnic Kazakhs from China's northwestern region of Xinjiang.
  • Chinese navy trains fighter pilots into aircraft carrier commanders Global Times 09 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is training jet fighter pilots to sail and command warships, a move that aims to create more capable commanding officers for aircraft carriers, according to military experts.
  • Xi gives instructions on work related to veteran military officers Global Times 09 Dec 2019 -- President Xi Jinping has stressed cherishing the glorious history and preserving political integrity while pooling positive energy for strengthening the country and revitalizing the armed forces in a set of instructions on the work related to veteran military officers.
  • Chinese navy ship Weifang docked in Kenya People's Daily 09 Dec 2019 -- The missile frigate Weifang from the 33rd escort fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy arrived at the port of Mombasa, Kenya for technical docking Sunday morning.
  • China's Cutting-Edge PCL191 Multiple Launch Rocket System in Strategic Proximity to Taiwan – Reports Sputnik 09 Dec 2019 -- The new PCL191 system is understood to be capable of destroying multiple strategic targets such as airports, command points, and supply bases. One of the locations it is reportedly stationed at now is Xiamen in Fujian Province, just a stone's throw away from Taiwan.
  • Naval Resupply Advance Gives China New Edge in Maritime Disputes VOA 09 Dec 2019 -- A Chinese military supply ship has made its first transfer from a civilian vessel, Chinese media say. Routine though that may sound, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported that the mid-November operation near the southeast coast kicks off a bigger program to resupply naval ships without requiring a return to shore.
  • Mainland universities tighten admissions for Hong Kong candidates Global Times 09 Dec 2019 -- Some mainland universities have tightened enrollment requirements for Hong Kong students for the next academic year amid the city's ongoing social unrest, with several demanding a review of applicants replacing previous test-free policies and stressing "one country, two systems."
  • Central govt supports HK, Macao in regional development Global Times 09 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese central government will support the efforts of South China's Guangdong Province in learning and applying the trade rules of the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions (SARs) to its free trade zones.
  • Nation arrests 6,690 fugitives in anti-graft drive Global Times 09 Dec 2019 -- Since China launched its anti-corruption campaign Skynet Operation in 2015, 6,690 fugitives who fled overseas have been repatriated and some 15.1 billion yuan ($2.1 billion) in unlawfully gained assets have been recovered, official data shows.
  • Experts say lower GDP no problem People's Daily 09 Dec 2019 -- Chinese policymakers will likely be more flexible when setting next year's growth target, showing greater tolerance for slower growth in exchange for policy leeway to carry out longer-term reform objectives that are crucial to the country's high-quality development, analysts said on Sunday.
  • China Claims All Xinjiang Detainees Have 'Graduated,' Drawing Skepticism From Experts, Exile Groups Radio Free Asia 09 Dec 2019 -- Internment camp detainees in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have "graduated" and future training will take place on a voluntary basis, regional chairman Shohrat Zakir said Monday, although he did not clarify whether those held in the facilities have been released.
  • China allows no one to back terrorist forces People's Daily 09 Dec 2019 -- On Dec 3rd local time, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called "Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019". This bill deliberately smears the human rights condition in Xinjiang, slanders China's efforts in de-radicalization and counter-terrorism and viciously attacks the Chinese government's Xinjiang policy.
  • Unlawful US bill on Uighurs gross meddling in China affairs: Xinjiang governor Press TV 09 Dec 2019 -- The governor of China's western Xinjiang Province has lashed out at the United States for passing legislation over Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority in the volatile region, saying the move constitutes a "violation of international law" and "gross interference" in the country's internal affairs.
  • Macao to firmly hold onto the great initiative of "one country, two systems" principle People's Daily 09 Dec 2019 -- "One country, two systems" is an important principle in the endeavor of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to lead Chinese people toward the peaceful reunification of China, and represents a great initiative of the country in its pursuit of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
  • China's New Coal Plants Raise Climate Threat Radio Free Asia 09 Dec 2019 -- Economic and political pressures are pushing China to build more unnecessary coal-fired power plants, putting global climate change targets at risk, energy experts and recent studies suggest.
  • Rioters descend into Hong Kong streets Global Times 09 Dec 2019 -- Black-clad protesters descended into Hong Kong streets again on Sunday as a rally organized by the opposition groups was permitted by the police. Although it was generally peaceful as the local government claimed, violent and illegal acts still occurred, culminating in rioters setting fires at two courts in the city.
  • Pentagon chief says plans to shift US military focus to Russia, China Press TV 08 Dec 2019 -- Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has said he plans to shift the US military's focus away from the Middle East and toward countering what he characterized as "revisionist powers" of Russia and China.
  • China mass-produces special mission aircraft Global Times 08 Dec 2019 -- China is mass-producing special mission aircraft, including anti-submarine aircraft, early warning aircraft, surveillance aircraft and electronic warfare aircraft, a genre of warplanes that Chinese experts said on Sunday will help create a full information system that allows the Chinese military to recognize every hostile movement and even sabotage enemy communications.
  • China, India stage counter-terrorist drills Global Times 08 Dec 2019 -- China and India launched a joint counter-terrorism exercise on Saturday not far from the Chinese-Indian border, a move which Chinese experts said will boost the strategic mutual trust of the two countries' militaries.
  • HKSAR plans higher expenditures to ease economic woes amid unrest Global Times 08 Dec 2019 -- The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will expand fiscal expenditure within its means to ease economic burden on individuals and companies. But restoring social order is the essential premise to recover economic growth, experts said on Sunday.
  • Upholding "one country, two systems" to maintain Macao's long-term prosperity, stability: incoming Macao SAR chief executive Global Times 08 Dec 2019 -- Since its return to the motherland 20 years ago, Macao has made great strides in economic development and achieved prosperity and stability, which should be attributed to the region's comprehensive and accurate understanding and implementation of the "one country, two systems" principle, incoming chief executive of China's Macao Special Administrative Region Ho Iat Seng said.
  • China airs Xinjiang truths Global Times 08 Dec 2019 -- China's state broadcasters consecutively aired three documentaries from Thursday illustrating the anti-terrorism efforts in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a terrorist organization East Turkistan Islamic Movement's (ETIM) role in plotting terrorist attacks in China and US hypocrisy on human rights issues. The documentaries sparked wide discussions on domestic and overseas media.
  • Why does World Bank still extend loans to China? Global Times 08 Dec 2019 -- After the World Bank adopted a plan of a reduced loan plan to China, US officials, including President Donald Trump, rushed to blast the move and went as far as calling the bank to stop all loans to China. Their single argument is that China is now "rich" and does not need the low-interest loans anymore.
  • Hundreds of Thousands of Protesters Pack Hong Kong Streets VOA 08 Dec 2019 -- Hundreds of thousands of protesters packed the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to mark six months of an unprecedented, sweeping anti-government movement in this Chinese-ruled, semi-autonomous city.
  • Hong Kong Police Recover Weapons Ahead of Rally VOA 08 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong police have conducted raids ahead of Sunday afternoon's protest rally, uncovering several weapons, including a pistol with more than 100 bullets.
  • China launches new optical remote sensing satellite Global Times 07 Dec 2019 -- China sent a new optical remote sensing satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province at 10:55 a.m. Saturday (Beijing Time).
  • China sends six satellites into orbit with single rocket Global Times 07 Dec 2019 -- China sent six satellites into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province at 4:52 p.m. Saturday (Beijing Time).
  • 'Hand in Hand': India and China Kick Off Joint Military Counter-Terror Exercise Sputnik 07 Dec 2019 -- This year's exercise comes against the backdrop of China objecting to India's decision to declare the region of Ladakh a central government-administered territory. Beijing claims that this move undermines "China's territorial sovereignty by unilaterally changing its domestic law".
  • State Councilor meets Hong Kong police commissioner People's Daily 07 Dec 2019 -- State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi met with Tang Ping-keung, commissioner of police of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, on Friday in Beijing.
  • Hong Kong Police to Use 'Hard', 'Soft' Approaches During Upcoming Mass Rallies - Reports Sputnik 07 Dec 2019 -- The Hong Kong police will use "hard" and "soft" approaches to deal with the upcoming mass pro-democracy demonstrations after nearly six-month-long anti-government protests, Malaysia's The Star Online news website reported on Saturday.
  • CPC leadership discusses 2020 economic work, anti-corruption People's Daily 07 Dec 2019 -- The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting Friday to analyze and study the economic work for 2020 and make plans for improving conduct and building integrity as well as fighting corruption.
  • Scholar releases Xinjiang report, identifying three major fallacies in Western media Global Times 07 Dec 2019 -- A Chinese scholar with renowned expertise on Xinjiang studies on Friday released a report analyzing the so-called leaked files on Xinjiang. The report pointed out three big mistakes made by Western media outlets when they hyped the files.
  • Listen Delhi! Maldives Rejects Western Media Spin on Chinese Debt; Exerts Strong Links with Beijing Sputnik 06 Dec 2019 -- The Maldives is stuck in the middle of a power battle between India and China as both seek to ensure their dominance over the crucial shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean. Beijing invested millions of dollars in the country during the rule of former leader Abdulla Yameen as part of Beijing's Belt and Road plan.
  • China urges US to adjust its wrong maximum pressure policy IRNA 06 Dec 2019 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying described the US unilateralism as escalating tensions and urged Americans to adjust its wrong policy of imposing maximum pressure.
  • China not willing to activate trigger mechanism IRNA 06 Dec 2019 -- Director-General of the Department of Arms Control of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Fu Cong announced that his country is not willing to activate trigger mechanism with regard to Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Public security minister meets with HK police chief in show of support Global Times 06 Dec 2019 -- The central government and Ministry of Public Security always firmly back the Hong Kong police and will continue to support the Hong Kong police in law enforcement, China's State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi said while meeting with Hong Kong Police Commissioner Chris Tang Ping-keung in Beijing on Friday.
  • HKSAR gov't urges political figures to stop asking for foreign intervention in Hong Kong affairs Global Times 06 Dec 2019 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government expressed on Friday deep regret over the spreading of untrue claims overseas in recent days by some Hong Kong political figures who urged foreign governments or legislatures to interfere with the affairs of the HKSAR.
  • Unrest causes over 2 pct GDP slip in Hong Kong: official Global Times 06 Dec 2019 -- Out of the 2.9-percent gross domestic product slip in the third quarter in Hong Kong, over 2 percentage points were caused by the prolonged social unrest, a senior official of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Friday.
  • Interview: 'The Common Goal is Caring About Hong Kong.' Radio Free Asia 06 Dec 2019 -- Richard Chan, a 48-year-old businessman who made headlines after being pepper-sprayed during protests at Hong Kong's international airport has quit the boardroom to involve himself in the city's political life full time. He spoke to RFA's Mandarin Service about his support for the five demands of the six-month-old protest movement, and his recent election to the District Council:
  • China imposes reciprocal restrictions on US diplomats Press TV 06 Dec 2019 -- Beijing says American diplomats will now have to notify Chinese authorities before any meetings with local officials and academics in China, explaining that the measures are taken in response to a similar restriction by Washington.
  • US Lawmakers Urge Olympic Committee to Ensure Rights Protections Ahead of Beijing Winter Games Radio Free Asia 06 Dec 2019 -- U.S. lawmakers have called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to speed up implementation of an agenda requiring host cities to adhere to rights protections ahead of Beijing's Winter Games in 2022, citing reports of widespread abuses in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
  • China Formally Arrests Outspoken Human Rights Attorney, Denies Lawyer Visit Radio Free Asia 06 Dec 2019 -- Authorities in the southwestern Chinese region of Guangxi have formally arrested an outspoken human rights lawyer on suspicion of subversion.
  • China Foundation for Human Rights Development condemns U.S. House passage of Xinjiang-related bill People's Daily 06 Dec 2019 -- The China Foundation for Human Rights Development Thursday strongly condemned and protested against the passage of a Xinjiang-related bill by the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Huawei asks US court to overturn ban People's Daily 06 Dec 2019 -- The legal battle between Huawei Technologies Co and United States government intensified on Thursday. The Chinese tech heavyweight announced a legal challenge to the US Federal Communications Commission, seeking to overturn the latter's order that bans telecom carriers from buying the company's equipment via federal subsidies.
  • CPPCC committee slams U.S. House approval of Xinjiang-related bill People's Daily 06 Dec 2019 -- The Committee of Ethnic and Religious Affairs of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee on Thursday condemned the passing of a bill on Xinjiang-related issues by the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Tibetan Self-Immolator's Family Are Held by Police For Questioning Radio Free Asia 05 Dec 2019 -- Police in western China's Sichuan province detained the family members of a young Tibetan who died in a self-immolation protest against Chinese rule last month and held them for questioning, a source close to the family says.
  • Green Light for BRICS Satellite Amid Space Arms Race Fears Sputnik 05 Dec 2019 -- The plan was first mooted by China to improve co-operation around natural disasters. But it took shape later when BRICS space agencies agreed to build a "virtual constellation of remote sensing satellites".
  • Targeting China cannot save NATO Global Times 05 Dec 2019 -- After the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Leaders Meeting ended in London on Wednesday, the leaders issued the London Declaration, in which it said, "China's growing influence and international policies present both opportunities and challenges that we need to address together as an Alliance." This is the first time that a NATO summit listed China as an independent topic and that China is involved in the joint declaration.
  • Hong Kong Lawmakers Fail to Impeach Leader Over Handling of Protests Radio Free Asia 05 Dec 2019 -- A bid to impeach Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam in the city's legislature came to an end on Thursday, after it failed to win enough support from lawmakers across the political spectrum.
  • HK police chief to pay courtesy call to Beijing Global Times 05 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong Police Commissioner Chris Tang Ping-keung will travel to Beijing on Friday for an expected visit to the Ministry of Public Security and the State Council.
  • Motion to unseat Lam blocked in HK LegCo Global Times 05 Dec 2019 -- A motion initiated by opposition camp lawmakers to remove Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam from office failed to pass through the Legislative Council on Thursday, and pro-establishment lawmakers noted that passing the motion could only bring more chaos.
  • Commentary: Meddlesome Washington's malicious farce on Xinjiang People's Daily 05 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved an egregiously baseless and biased bill related to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in yet another blatant attempt to use human rights as a pretext for interfering in China's internal affairs.
  • China's Huawei Sues to Allow Rural Carriers to Buy its Equipment VOA 05 Dec 2019 -- Chinese telecom giant Huawei has filed a lawsuit in a U.S. federal court to throw out a Trump administration rule that bans phone carriers in rural areas from using money from an $8.5 billion government fund to purchase Huawei's equipment.
  • Huawei steps up legal battle Global Times 05 Dec 2019 -- Amid legal disputes and an escalated crackdown by Washington, Huawei has not stopped moving forward to defend its rights, a rational and legitimate way to win the battle against the US as well as the hearts of the public.
  • China reiterates tariffs must be reduced for interim trade deal with US Press TV 05 Dec 2019 -- China has once again warned the US that tariffs must be cut if Beijing and Washington are to reach an interim agreement on trade, amid growing uncertainty on when even a phase-one agreement can be reached.
  • China gradually cleans up P2P lending businesses Global Times 05 Dec 2019 -- Southwest China's Sichuan Province became the country's latest province to ban all peer-to-peer lending (P2P) businesses amid regulators' tightened grip on the internet financial industry due to monetary risks.
  • Chinese Telecoms Companies Confirm Mandatory Facial Recognition For New Numbers Radio Free Asia 05 Dec 2019 -- Telecoms service providers in mainland China have confirmed to RFA that mandatory facial scans are now being implemented for any new customers, or people applying for a new phone number, after a new set of regulations came into effect at the beginning of this month.
  • Asian Governments 'Adopting China's Authoritarian Tactics': Report Radio Free Asia 04 Dec 2019 -- China appears to be inspiring other Asian governments to curb civil rights and censor freedom of expression, according to a regional report on civil and political rights published on Wednesday.
  • Himalayan Buddhists Reject Beijing's Claim of Control Over Tibet's Dalai Lama Radio Free Asia 04 Dec 2019 -- Representatives of Buddhist communities across the Himalayan region have rejected Chinese claims of control over the succession of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, supporting a resolution passed last week by senior Tibetan religious leaders at a meeting in India.
  • Saudi Royal Navy and Chinese Counterpart Conclude "Blue Sword 2019" Drill SPA 04 Dec 2019 -- The Royal Saudi Navy Forces, represented by the Special Forces of the Western Fleet in Jeddah, and the Chinese People's Navy forces concluded their mixed bilateral naval exercise coded "Blue Sword 2019", in the presence of Commander of the Special Naval Security Group Rear Admiral Saleh bin Ahmed Al-Ghamdi on behalf of the Commander of the Western Fleet Rear Admiral Faleh bin Abdurrahman Al-Faleh and a number of Chinese military commanders at King Faisal Naval Base here today.
  • Arms firm makes artificial diamonds that could be used in laser weapons Global Times 04 Dec 2019 -- After a top Chinese arms firm showcased multiple types of artificial diamonds at a recent jewelry exhibition, military experts on Wednesday said the gemstones could also be used in military equipment, including laser weapons and other precision machines.
  • Lam: HK must strengthen education on Constitution Global Times 04 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong people, especially civil servants, need to strengthen their national awareness and identity, and education on the Chinese Constitution and the Basic Law, Chinese officials and experts said Wednesday at a forum in Hong Kong to commemorate national Constitution Day, and they also said national security legislation in the city is necessary since the foreign forces continually interfere in Hong Kong affairs in the months-long turmoil.
  • Hong Kong Lawmakers in Impeachment Bid Against City's Leader Carrie Lam Radio Free Asia 04 Dec 2019 -- Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong on Wednesday moved to impeach the city's chief executive Carrie Lam for her bid to force through legal changes allowing extradition to mainland China in the face of massive public opposition, sparking the six-month pro-democracy and anti-extradition protest movement.
  • Macao lauded for its successful practices People's Daily 04 Dec 2019 -- China has enough confidence to ensure that the principle of "one country, two systems" is carried forward in an orderly and steady manner, given its successful implementation in the Macao Special Administrative Region, the country's top legislator said on Tuesday.
  • China sets no timetable for clinching trade deal with US: FM Global Times 04 Dec 2019 -- China has no timetable for reaching a trade deal with the US or not doing so, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday, reiterating that trade talks should be based on equality and mutual respect, while a result should be of mutual benefit and accepted by both sides.
  • China Will Defend its Interests, Won't Set Timeline or Deadline for Trade Deal - Foreign Ministry Sputnik 04 Dec 2019 -- Washington and Beijing have previously agreed to ink a "phase one" trade deal to put an end to the brewing trade conflict. However, the prospects of a breakthrough were dampened after the US introduced a Hong Kong bill which prompted China to sanction US NGOs and restrict the access of US warships and military aircraft to the autonomous territory.
  • Chinese netizens accuse the West of double standards in application of facial recognition Global Times 04 Dec 2019 -- If the US wants to adopt the technology for its citizens' security, why did the Western media say China did so to monitor its people and collect their personal information? Some Chinese people asked a similar question online following the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) recent proposal to scan the faces of all travelers coming in and out of the US.
  • China urged to take 'stronger countermeasures' against US' Xinjiang bill Global Times 04 Dec 2019 -- China will take strong countermeasures against the US, including releasing an "unreliable entity list" that includes relevant US entities, and imposing sanctions on relevant US officials, experts said, after the US House passed an act filled with groundless accusations against China's Xinjiang Tuesday night, local time.
  • China firmly opposes U.S. House approval of bill on Xinjiang-related issues People's Daily 04 Dec 2019 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Wednesday expressed China's strong indignation over and firm opposition to the passing of a bill on Xinjiang-related issues by the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Washington must pay the price for legislation on Uighurs: Beijing Press TV 04 Dec 2019 -- In the wake of a move by the US House of Representatives to overwhelmingly pass legislation seeking sanctions against senior Chinese officials over the crackdown on mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, the government in Beijing has warned that a "price must be paid."
  • China Summons U.S. Envoy After Congress Approves Uyghur Bill Demanding Sanctions RFE/RL 04 Dec 2019 -- Beijing has summoned a U.S. diplomat after lawmakers in Washington approved legislation that calls for sanctions against senior Chinese officials for human rights violations linked to a crackdown on the country's Muslim minority.
  • US Embassy Official Summoned by China's Foreign Ministry Over Xinjiang Bill Sputnik 04 Dec 2019 -- US House of Representatives has passed a bill that allows US authorities to punish Bejing over alleged human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
  • US House Approves Bill Denouncing China's Crackdown of Uighur Muslims VOA 04 Dec 2019 -- China has expressed anger over passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that calls for official actions against Beijing over its crackdown on millions of ethnic Muslims.
  • Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Passes U.S. House in 407-1 Vote Radio Free Asia 03 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill requiring a tougher response from the Trump administration to China's crackdown on Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), including sanctions on officials responsible for abuses.
  • Iran, Russia, China to hold joint naval drills on Dec. 27: Iran Navy chief Press TV 03 Dec 2019 -- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi says Iran will hold joint naval drills with Russia and China in the Indian Ocean later this month.
  • Senate Democrats Fear New START Treaty Could 'Blow Up' If Trump Makes China Participation Essential RFE/RL 03 Dec 2019 -- Senate Democrats have warned that failing to extend the last remaining nuclear arms treaty with Russia would hurt U.S. national security and lead to an arms race, which could widen the already large federal deficit.
  • Indian Navy Drives Out Chinese Vessel Near Port Blair – Reports Sputnik 03 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese vessel was said to have been carrying out research activities in the Indian waters in the Bay of Bengal several weeks ago.
  • China to improve service, support system for military retirees Global Times 03 Dec 2019 -- The Central Military Commission has issued an official document calling for greater efforts to ensure that China's military retirees are well taken of.
  • China Rolls Out Mandatory Facial Recognition For New Mobile Phone Accounts Radio Free Asia 03 Dec 2019 -- The ruling Chinese Communist Party has rolled out plans to require all new smartphone owners to register with facial recognition scans.
  • Chinese Citizens Express Concern Over the Abuse of Facial Recognition Technology VOA 03 Dec 2019 -- Starting this month, China has made it mandatory that new mobile phone users will have to have their faces scanned before completing their real-name registration with telecom operators.
  • Bloomberg's Soft-on-China Trade Policy Unique in Democratic Presidential Field VOA 03 Dec 2019 -- In announcing his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination last week, former New York mayor and media tycoon Mike Bloomberg added a new wrinkle to the ongoing debate about President Donald Trump's trade war with China, and perhaps further, to the entire relationship between Washington and Beijing.
  • Hong Kong to roll out more relief measures: chief executive Global Times 03 Dec 2019 -- Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said Tuesday that more relief measures will be rolled out soon to help businesses and residents weather out economic hardship, following three rounds of such policies adopted during the past months.
  • Recession hits HK economy Global Times 03 Dec 2019 -- While black-clad protesters in Hong Kong waved American flags and chanted "President Donald Trump, let's make Hong Kong great again," the city has been plunging into its deepest recession in a decade.
  • HK will follow central govt sanctions on US Global Times 03 Dec 2019 -- The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will act according to requirements of the central government in implementing countermeasures against the US that were announced by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at the press conference held on Tuesday.
  • National identity, legislation improvement behind success of Macao Basic Law Global Times 03 Dec 2019 -- Against the backdrop of months of social unrest in Hong Kong, a grand forum to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Basic Law in Macao Special Administrative Region was held in Beijing on Tuesday with experts and officials discussing reasons for its success.
  • Beijing forum explores success of Macao Basic Law amid HK unrest Global Times 03 Dec 2019 -- Against the backdrop of months of unrest in Hong Kong, a grand forum to memorialize the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Basic Law in Macao was held in Beijing on Tuesday morning.
  • HKSAR may see 1st deficit since '04 People's Daily 03 Dec 2019 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government is expected to record its first budget deficit in 15 years as the city's general economic environment has been impacted by social unrest as well as ongoing China-United States trade frictions.
  • Hong Kong's leader lashes out at US over new legislation Press TV 03 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong's leader says recent legislation passed by the United States in support of anti-government protesters in the Chinese city constitutes outright interference and is "most regrettable."
  • Hong Kong's Leader Hits Out at Washington Over Human Rights Law Radio Free Asia 03 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday hit back at the United States over its passing of a law aimed at protecting human rights in the city, which is in the grip of a six-month-old protest movement calling for more democracy and the protection of its traditional freedoms and autonomy.
  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Says New US Law Impacts Business Confidence Sputnik 03 Dec 2019 -- Last week, US President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which allows for sanctions on human rights offenders in China's special administrative region and could result in the US revoking the special trading status of the territory.
  • Exclusive: Xinjiang spokesperson dismisses Western reports Global Times 03 Dec 2019 -- Correspondents of Global Times recently interviewed the spokesperson of the People's Government of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, speaking about the ICIJ's organization of multiple foreign media outlets to fabricate and distort reports about Xinjiang. The spokesperson stated that the reports published by the ICIJ and other foreign media are nothing but distortions and concoctions to smear Xinjiang's vocational education and training centers, and its counter-terrorism and de-radicalization work, and that we are resolutely opposed to such reports.
  • China 'may ban all US diplomats from Xinjiang' Press TV 03 Dec 2019 -- China may ban all United States diplomatic passport-holders from entering its western Xinjiang region, the editor-in-chief of a state-run Chinese newspaper says.
  • Beijing Reportedly Mulls Visa Restrictions on US Officials, Could Ban US Diplomats From Xinjiang Sputnik 03 Dec 2019 -- US lawmakers reportedly intend to vote in support of a "Xinjiang-related bill", new legislation that will allow US authorities to punish Bejing over alleged human rights violations.
  • Trump: US-China Trade Deal Might Wait Till After 2020 Election VOA 03 Dec 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday a new trade agreement with China might have to wait until after the November 2020 presidential election, with Washington and Beijing stymied in reaching a negotiated end to their two-year trade and tariff conflict.
  • US threats can't deter China's development Global Times 03 Dec 2019 -- US President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he will restore tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina. On the same day, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced punitive duties on $2.4 billion of imports from France as the country's digital services tax "unfairly targets US companies." The USTR also said similar investigations could be conducted against Italy, Turkey and Austria.
  • Commentary: China's sanctions a timely warning to US People's Daily 03 Dec 2019 -- Spokesperson Hua Chunying of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Dec. 2 that in response to unreasonable US practice, the Chinese government will suspend reviewing requests of US military vessels and aircraft to visit Hong Kong starting the same day.
  • China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline operational People's Daily 03 Dec 2019 -- As a landmark project of China-Russia energy cooperation, the China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline went into operation Monday, a successful example of China's practice of the concept of "mutual benefit and win-win" in international cooperation.
  • Xi, Putin witness launching ceremony of China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline People's Daily 03 Dec 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping had a video call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Monday afternoon, as the two heads of state jointly witnessed the launching ceremony of the China-Russia east-route natural gas pipeline.
  • Putin and Xi oversee launch of Russian gas pipeline to China Press TV 02 Dec 2019 -- The leaders of Russia and China have overseen the inauguration of a landmark pipeline project, which is set to be delivering Russian natural gas from Siberia to China, as Beijing and Moscow move to strengthen economic and political relations.
  • Russia, China Launch 'Historic' Gas Pipeline RFE/RL 02 Dec 2019 -- Russia and China have cemented their cooperation in the energy sphere with the launch of the first gas pipeline linking the world's biggest natural-gas exporter and the second-largest economy.
  • China, Iran agree to uphold nuclear deal, deepen bilateral relations Global Times 02 Dec 2019 -- China and Iran have reached agreements on the Iran nuclear issue and vowed to keep deepening their ties amid the difficulties and challenges caused by the US sanctions and withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Beijing, Tehran reach broad consensus under JCPOA IRNA 02 Dec 2019 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying referred to the recent trip by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi to China, saying two countries have so far reached broad consensus under the nuclear deal.
  • China, Iran agree to uphold JCPOA ISNA 02 Dec 2019 -- China and Iran have agreed to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal and the two sides reached several agreements on Sunday after talks.
  • Pompeo warns Europe against allowing 'Chinese tech giants' build 5G networks Press TV 02 Dec 2019 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned against European states allowing companies with Chinese links from constructing 5G networks across the continent.
  • Coast Guard intensifies maritime patrols near Hong Kong Global Times 02 Dec 2019 -- The China Coast Guard has launched frequent patrols in waters between South China's Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
  • Chinese troops head to Pakistan for joint drills Global Times 02 Dec 2019 -- The China Coast Guard has launched frequent patrols in waters between South China's Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
  • Chinese military exploring new ways of replenishment support at sea People's Daily 02 Dec 2019 -- The Taihu, a military supply ship, conducted a replenishment docking with civilian container ship Fuzhou in an offshore area in mid-November amid the Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) exploration of new ways to replenish ships at sea, the PLA Daily reported Monday.
  • China sanctions US over HK Global Times 02 Dec 2019 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced the first wave of countermeasures against the US on Monday since the US passed and signed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and continued its interference in China's domestic affairs in the city.
  • HK police to recruit 1,815 officers to deal with unrest Global Times 02 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong police aim to recruit 1,815 officers by March in a bid to better safeguard the city which has been troubled by six months of social unrest, and encourage those who share the city's determination to uphold the rule of law and protect the city to join the service.
  • HK set to report first budget deficit in 15 years Global Times 02 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong is poised to experience the first budget deficit in 15 years in the fiscal year that ends in March 2020, as months of riots are battering hurting Hong Kong's traditional economic sectors, like retail and catering, that were normally big tax contributors, experts said.
  • Chinese people will not be intimidated by any threats People's Daily 02 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. has signed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 into law recently regardless of the solemn representations and strong opposition from China.
  • Instigating violence is doomed to fail People's Daily 02 Dec 2019 -- The U.S. recently signed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 into law, regardless of the solemn opposition from China.
  • US-China trade deal 'stalled' over Hong Kong legislation: US media Press TV 02 Dec 2019 -- A trade deal between United States and China was now stalled after President Donald Trump signed into law a legislation supporting anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory, according to US media reports.
  • China suspends US military visits to Hong Kong, bans NGOs in protest at Congress bills Press TV 02 Dec 2019 -- China has suspended the review of requests by American military ships to visit Hong Kong after the US Congress passed two bills in support of violent anti-government protests in the Chinese financial hub.
  • China Announces Sanctions Against U.S. Over Support For Hong Kong Protests Radio Free Asia 02 Dec 2019 -- Beijing on Monday said it would target U.S.-based NGOs and suspend naval visits to Hong Kong in retaliation for the passing of the Human Rights and Democracy Act by Washington last month.
  • China Retaliates After US Legislation Supports Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement VOA 02 Dec 2019 -- A trade deal between the U.S. and China has stalled because of newly signed U.S. bipartisan legislation supporting pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, according to the news website Axios.
  • Trump Optimistic on China Trade Deal, Despite Differences on Hong Kong VOA 02 Dec 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump is striking an optimistic tone on reaching a trade deal with China, despite Beijing's opposition to a law Trump recently signed that expresses support for pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.
  • Scholars spreading rumors about Uyghur detention work for US intel agency: spokesperson Global Times 02 Dec 2019 -- In an exclusive interview with the Global Times, the spokesperson of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region said on Monday that scholars who spread rumors that a million people were detained in the region actually work for the US intelligence agency, and they cooperate with anti-China forces in the US to smear China's Xinjiang policies.
  • So-called Xinjiang detainees lie on 'victims' stories about training centers: regional govt Global Times 02 Dec 2019 -- In an exclusive interview with the Global Times, the spokesperson of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Monday refuted the recent fake stories of so-called victims of training centers in Xinjiang, including Mihrigul Tursun and Sayragul Sauytbay, who claimed some "detainees were tortured" and were restricted to use the toilets in the centers.
  • China Revises GDP Accounting as Growth Fades Radio Free Asia 02 Dec 2019 -- After years of international criticism of its economic growth claims, China is pushing back with a grassroots reform effort and a massive review of the country's performance since 2014.
  • Will China accept sub-6% GDP growth? Global Times 02 Dec 2019 -- Some economists forecast China's economic growth may fall below 6 percent next year. These forecasts come as the global economy sees stagnation with weak growth in some nations.
  • Xi stresses modernization of China's emergency management system, capability People's Daily 02 Dec 2019 -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has underscored efforts to further modernize the system and capability of China's emergency management by giving full play to the system's features and advantages.
  • Riot Police Win Back Control of Protest Town in China's Guangdong Radio Free Asia 02 Dec 2019 -- Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have shelved plans to build a public crematorium near Huazhou city after clashes between protesters and riot police firing tear gas and wielding batons.
  • Tsai authority exploits 'China spy' farce Global Times 01 Dec 2019 -- The Tsai Ing-wen administration attempted to manipulate the Chinese spy farce to affect the Taiwan regional 2020 election, Deputy Secretary-General of the Nationalist Party of China (or Kuomintang) Tsai Cheng-Yuan said in an exclusive interview with the Global Times on Sunday amid the Western media's continuous hyping of the Wang Liqiang spy story.
  • DF-17 may not sole hypersonic missile program: media Global Times 01 Dec 2019 -- The DF-17, China's hypersonic missile that was first revealed at the National Day military parade on October 1, might not be the only hypersonic aircraft program China possesses, a report by the state broadcaster suggested.
  • Zhuhai police hold anti-terror drills at Hong Kong bridge port Global Times 01 Dec 2019 -- More than 1,000 police officers in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province conducted anti-terror exercises on Friday at the foot of the bridge that connects the city to Hong Kong and Macao, as law enforcement representatives from Hong Kong and Macao witnessed the event that featured 80 vehicles, high-speed boats, drones and anti-drone technology.
  • One-week lull in Hong Kong protests ends with rival rallies Press TV 01 Dec 2019 -- People have staged rival rallies in Hong Kong for and against the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese city, after a week of calm that started with local elections.
  • Hong Kong Police Fire More Tear Gas After Rally Protesting Effects on Children Radio Free Asia 01 Dec 2019 -- Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas and pepper spray after hundreds thousands of people turned out in a peaceful demonstration by the Kowloon waterfront on Sunday, repeating the movement's demands that include fully democratic elections.
  • Hong Kong Police Threaten Arrests as Protests Descend Into Chaos Sputnik 01 Dec 2019 -- Hong Kong police have warned it would begin dispersing and arresting protesters after rioters vandalised stores and erected barricades on the harbour front.
  • Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Anti-Government Protesters Sputnik 01 Dec 2019 -- Opposition candidates won a majority in the Chinese autonomous city's legislature last weekend, underscoring the protesters' demands for justice for those hurt by police during six months of rallies.
  • Hong Kong Residents Peacefully March Against Use of Tear Gas by Police - Reports Sputnik 01 Dec 2019 -- Several hundred of Hong Kong citizens have peacefully marched to protest the use of tear gas by the city's police force, RTHK broadcasting service reported on Sunday.
  • New gas pit test in South China Sea may make country less reliant on imports: expert Global Times 01 Dec 2019 -- A large natural gas field was recently tested in the South China Sea near Hainan Island, and an analyst said over the weekend that the potential production of gas will make China less reliant on energy imports.



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