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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:06:11 +0800
China, S Korea boost ties in Wang Yi's visit
The foreign ministers of South Korea and China pledged on Thursday to work together to advance bilateral ties and tackle regional and global issues including stalled nuclear talks involving North Korea and the coronavirus pandemic. South Korea's Kan...

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:59:21 +0800
Xi Jinping congratulates Joe Biden on election win
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden on his US election victory, state media reported. In his telegram, Xi said both countries should "stick to no conflict or confrontation, mutual respect, (and) the spirit of win-win cooperatio...

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:02:20 +0800
Japan PM calls for stable ties with China
In his first high-level meeting with Beijing, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said stable ties with China were important, as his country pursues a balancing act with its neighbour. On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Suga at the end of...

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:07:37 +0800
Beijing slams India for latest app bans
Beijing lashed out at India on Wednesday after it banned another tranche of Chinese apps for national security reasons, the latest sore point between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Tensions remain high between Beijing and New Delhi after a deadly...

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 17:53:05 +0800
Taiwan blacklist only for a small minority: Beijing
Beijing said on Wednesday that a blacklist of "diehard" supporters of Taiwan independence it is considering drawing up would only target a small number of people. Taiwan condemned the plan after the pro-Beijing newspaper Ta Kung Pao first reported o...

Hong Kong Local

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:33:29 +0800
'Govt will deliver 300,000-plus public flats'
Development Secretary Michael Wong on Thursday dismissed concerns that the government won't be able to deliver on its promise to generate more than 310,000 public flats in the coming 10 years, after the chief executive said in her Policy Address the ...

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:07:30 +0800
Govt preparing mass civil servant oath exercise
The government says it has entered the final stages of its preparations to make all civil servants take an oath of allegiance, with tens of thousands of government workers expected to make their pledges in one mass exercise. At a press conference on...

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:35:20 +0800
Green groups urge govt to ditch Lantau project
Representatives from nine green groups on Thursday urged the government to scrap its proposed massive reclamation project off Lantau, saying it would seriously damage the environment. They also urged Legco's finance committee to reject a funding re...

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:13:35 +0800
Man jailed for 21 months for throwing eggs at police
A man who threw eggs at police officers and the force's headquarters in Wan Chai during an anti-government protest last year has been jailed for 21 months. Eastern Court earlier found Pun Ho-chiu, 31, guilty of nine charges, including taking part i...

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:52:22 +0800
Doctors can demand Covid tests from Saturday
Health Secretary Sophia Chan said from Saturday onwards, doctors will be given the power to order patients with Covid-19 symptoms to undergo mandatory tests. Speaking to reporters after attending a Chief Executive question-and-answer session in the...

South China Morning Post

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:37:17 +0800
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for stronger ties with South Korea
Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, on Thursday stressed the importance of bilateral relations while meeting senior officials in South Korea, where there is growing concern that the country is becoming squeezed between its biggest trading partner an...

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:32:22 +0800
Hong Kong police seize 42kg of meth hidden in hollow concrete slabs, 18kg of cocaine in car boot in separate busts
Nearly 43kg of crystal meth concealed in the hollow centres of scores of concrete slabs were among more than HK$57 million (US$7.4 million) worth of illegal drugs seized in two anti-narcotic operations in a span of six hours, Hong Kong police said on...

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:20:13 +0800
Thanksgiving 2020 vs Mid-Autumn Festival: which is best – turkey, mashed potato and pumpkin pie, or hairy crabs, snails and mooncake?
Thanksgiving this year provides an opportunity for the typical American family to take a moment and find gratitude amid a truly challenging time in history.It is a quintessentially American holiday (along with its Canadian counterpart, celebrated in ...

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:59:43 +0800
US general describes ‘China threat’ in space as Chang’e-5 lunar mission heats up rivalry
Rivalry between China and the United States in space exploration has reached new heights, with a US general saying China was a threat that could block American access to space.Just days after the launch of Beijing’s first lunar mission to bring sam...

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:19:14 +0800
Thailand approves transfer of three Iranians linked to botched 2012 Bangkok bombing
Thai officials said on Thursday they approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot, as Iran released a 33-year-old Australian academic who was imprisoned for more than two years on spying charges...

Xinhua China News

China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries
"Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.

Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common con...

Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China
Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .

Hebei promises dedication in building Xiongan New Area
Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .

Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect.

Xinhua World News

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Pence visit
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Jan. 23, 2018.

U.S. failure to appoint Australian ambassador "diplomatic insult": former deputy PM
Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer has accused the U.S. of hitting Australia with a "diplomatic insult."

Speaker of Hungarian Parliament addresses in Budapest
Laszlo Kover (1st L), Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, speaks at a conference of the parliament speakers of the Western Balkans in Budapest, Hungary on Oct. 27, 2017.

Typhoon Lan lashes central Japan, killing 2 and disrupting transport systems
Two people were killed and transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as Typhoon Lan lashed central Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall early Monday.

Spotlight: U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO triggers calls for multilateralism
The U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, has triggered worldwide calls for supporting multilateralism amid world challenges.