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Radicals breached ‘bottom line’ of law, spokeswoman says
Two organizations of the central gover
nment expressed strong indignation and condemnation on Wednesd亚博娱乐官网平台419 ay over violent acts targeting mainland residents at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday.
ile, the airport resumed operations on Wednesday after the High Court in the Hong Kong亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信 Special Administrative Region issued an interim injunction banning unlawful obstruction of airport operations.
der, requested by Airport Authority Hong Kong, prohibits any person from unlawfully and willfully obstructing and interfering with ope
rations at the airport, according to a statement issued by the authority on Wednesday morning.
aison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrativ亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信 e Region and the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office responded to the violence at the airport.
Two mainland residents were illegally detained and beaten on Tuesday night by radical protesters who occupied and crip亚博娱乐官网平台419
led the airport. The two are a Global Times reporter and a Shenzhen resident who was accused of being an undercover pol
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“The atrocity has totally gone beyond the bottom line of a civilized society,
which is no different from terrorists’ acts,” the Liaison Office statement said.
The office pointed out that the protesters’ acts, including paralyzing operations of the airport and harassing passengers of var亚博娱乐官网平台419
ious nationalities and ages, severely hurt others’ rights and damaged Hong Kong’s international reputation.
“This time the protesters have torn down their deceptive masks of ‘peace, rationality and nonviolence'”, the statement said.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
The liaison office pledged that it will continue to stand behind relevant authoritie
s to safeguard the personal safety and legitimate rights of mainland residents in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on Monday s
trongly condemned radicals who threw petrol bo
mbs at police officers Sunday night.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信 Yang Guang, spokesman for the HKMAO, said Hong Kong’s radical protesters repeatedly attacking police officers in the pa
st few days have committed serious violent
crimes and have begun to show “signs of terrorism”. 亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信He said a very small number of thugs hurled petrol bombs at police officers at the police
stations in Cheung Sha Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai on Sunday night, causing
burn injuries to a police officer. “We express our strong indignation and condemnation of this sinister, reckless and serious crime,” he said.亚博娱乐官网平台419
In the past few days, Hong Kong’s radical protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers with ex
dangerous tools, which brutally violate the rule of law and social order in Hong Kong, seriously threaten the liv亚博娱乐官网平台419 es of Hong Kong citizens and challenge Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, Yang said.
He said such violent crimes should be “resolutely cracked down on” in accordance with the law, and the HKMAO fir亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
mly supports Hong Kong police enforcing the law and bringing criminals to justice as soon as possible.
Yang called Hong Kong police force “the backbone” in maintaining Hong Kong’s social security and the rule of law.
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the past two months and their contributions to restraining the riots are obvious to all and
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“Hong Kong has reached a critical juncture,” he said, adding that all those who ca
re about Hong Kong’s future should step up firmly to stop the violence and restore order.
. CHINA DAILTheir act constitutes a violation of the National Fla
g and National Emblem Ordinance in Hong Ko
ng, and a blatant affront to the n 亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信ational dignity and the principle of “one country, two systems”, the spokesperson said.It also hurt the feelings of the Chine
se people, including the people of Hong Kong,
the spokesperson added.Central authorities call it second s uch insult, urge restoration of order in HKA spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Maca
o Affairs Office of the State C亚博娱乐官网平台419 ouncil made the remarks in response to an illegal assembly on Saturday in which some radical protesters removed the n
亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信ational flag from a flagpole near Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and tossed it into the harbo
r.The spokesperson of the Li aison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said it was the se
cond time the nation’s dignity was trampled by radical protesters who besieged the liaison office building and d亚博娱乐官网平台419
efaced the national emblem on July 21.The central government lambasted radical protesters in Hong Kong on Su
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esidents participate in a rally at Victoria Park in the Special Administrative Region on Saturday to show their
support for the city’s police and wishes for a return to peace and orderSuch lawlessness must not be allowed and
亚博娱乐官网平台419offenders must be brought to justice in accordance with the law, the spokesperson said, reiterating the central
government’s support for the SAR government and police to strictly enforce the law to punish lawbreakers and
restore order.Strong criticism poured in from various sectors of Hong Kong after a weeke亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
nd of violence rocked the city, paralyzing traffic and disrupting business in many areas.
Countries sign deals for cooperation during prince’s visit to Beijing
亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信President Xi Jinping called on Monday for joint ef
forts with the United Arab Emirates to accelerate the high-quality b uilding of the Belt and Road, as the two countries signed a number of landmark programs for bilateral cooperation.亚博娱乐官网平台419
Xi made t
he remark during a meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sh 亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信eikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is visiting China from Sunday to Tuesday.
China and the UAE should work toward increasin
g bilateral trade volume to $200 billion by 2030, and expand long-term, stea dy and comprehensive strategic cooperation in the energy sector, Xi said. In 2018, trade between the two countries rea亚博娱乐官网平台419
ched $45.9 billion, which was up by 12 percen
t from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信China will offer support to the Arab state in opening Chinese classes in 200 schools, Xi said.
After their talks, the two leaders witnessed a ceremony for the exchange of cooperative agreements in areas such as environ亚博娱乐官网平台419
mental protection, artificial intelligence and the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The two countries will con
亚博娱乐官网平台419duct Belt and Road cooperation in production capacity, investment and financing in the Middle East and North Africa.
Recalling his visit to the UAE last July, Xi said the establishment of the bilateral compr
ehensive strategic partnership last year opened a new chapter for the joint progress of both countries.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
He urged deeper strategic mutual trust and strategic cooperation, saying that Chin
亚博娱乐官网平台419a sees the UAE as an important strategic cooperative partner in the Middle East.
China stands ready to step up coordination with the Arab state in firmly safeguarding the interna
tional system with the United Nations at its core and international order based on international law, Xi said.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
Both sides should uphold multilateralism, fairness and justice and promote the building of a community with a shared
future for mankind, he added. He called for enhanced bilateral cooperation on counterterrorism and security.
?The State Council Information Office on Sunday issued a white paper
亚博娱乐官网平台419on historical matters concerning Xinjian
g Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China. China is a unified multiethnic country, and the various ethnic group亚博娱乐官网平台419
s in Xinjiang have long been part of the Chines
e nation. Throughout its long history, X 亚博娱乐官网平台419injiang’s development has been closely related to that of China, the white paper said.
n more recent times, hostile forces in and outside China, especially se paratists, religious extremists and terrorists, have tried to split China and bre亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
ak it ap
art by distorting history and facts, the document, titled “Historical Matters Concerning Xinjiang”, said. 亚博娱乐官网平台419Xinjiang has long been an inseparable part of Chinese territory. Never has it bee
n the so-called “East Turkistan.” The Uygur ethnic group came into being throug亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
h a long process of migration and integration, the white paper said, adding that it is part of the Chinese nation.
In Xinjiang, different cultures and religions coexist, and ethnic cultures have been fostered and developed in the embrac亚博娱乐官网平台419
e of the Chinese civilization. Islam is neither an indigenous nor the sole belief system of the Uygur people. It has ta
ken root in the Chinese culture and developed soundly in China, the document said.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
The surge in religious extremism around the world has caused a rise in religious extremis
亚博娱乐官网平台419m in Xinjiang and has resulted in an increasing number of incidents of terror and violence, it noted.
“Xinjiang’s fight against terrorism and extremism is a battle for justice and civilization
against evil and barbaric forces. As such it deserves support, respect and understanding,” it said.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
The document said that some countries, organizations and individual
亚博娱乐官网平台419s that apply double standards to terrorism and human rights have issued unjustified
criticism of Xinjiang’s effort. This kind of criticism betrays the basic conscience and j亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
ustice of humanity, and will be repudiated by all genuine champions of justice and progress, it said.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinpin
g, also Chinese president and chairman of the Ce
ntral Military Commission, addresses a meeting highli亚博娱乐官网平台419 ghting Party building in central Party and state institutions in Beijing, capital of Chin
亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信President Xi Jinping has instructed local people’s
congresses and their standing committees to improve legislation and supervision in a creative way to better contribute to China’s economic and soci
al development as well as reforms.亚博娱乐官网平台419 Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committe亚博娱乐官网平台419
e and chairman of the Central Military Comm
ission, made the remark in a recent instruction. 亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信Xi said that the local legislatures and their standing committees have performed their du
ties in a responsible way and made important contributions to reform and development over the past four decades.
Faced with the present situations and tasks in the new era, th亚博娱乐官网平台419
ey should creatively carry out their work based on local conditions, he said.
亚博娱乐官网平台419Xi urged local people’s congresses and their standing committees to ensure deputies play their roles better.
The local legislatures and their standing committees should maintain close ties with the people and observe their needs, X
said, asking them to guarantee people’s rights and interests under the rule of law.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
The instruction was delivered on Thursday at a symposium held in Beijing marking t
he 40th anniversary of establishing standing committees at local people’s congresses.亚博娱乐官网平台419
Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the N亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
ational People’s Congress Standing Committee, attended the symposium and delivered a speech.
Washington’s countervailing measures on Chinese imports violate body’s laws
The United States has challenged the author
ity of the World Trade Organization by ignoring a亚博娱乐官网平台419 WTO ruling, and such a move may escalate trade tension with China, experts said on Wednesday.
亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信The WTO announced on Tuesday that the revised co
untervailing measures imposed by t he US on imports of certain products from China were inconsistent with WTO laws.
r, the US failed to comply with the WTO ruling and亚博娱乐官网平台419 accused China of “using State-owned enterprises to subsidize its economy”.
亚博娱乐官网平台419The WTO mechanism is what members use to se
ttle trade disputes, and countries in most cases abide by the rulings made by th e organization, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
“If member economies don’t follow this procedure, the rule-based global multilateral system
will be damaged and threatened by protectionism,” Xue said, adding that under such circumstances, some
亚博娱乐官网平台419members may be forced to also use trade as a geopolitical weapon to ensure their interests.
Upholding the findings of a WTO dispute panel made public in March 2018, a WTO appellate body ruled that the US acted inc
onsistently with its provisions of subsidies and countervailing measures agreement.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
The Ministry of Commerce urged the US to take immediate and concrete
action to “correct the wrong practices” in the anti-subsidy investigation against China and to c
亚博娱乐官网平台419reate a fair and stable international trading environment for companies from both countries.
“Although both the panel of experts and the appellate body in this case
have ruled that the US countervailing measures violate WTO rules and asked the US to c亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
orrect its action, the US didn’t comply with the WTO ruling and continued to adopt tra亚博娱乐官网平台419
de remedy measures against Chinese products in recent years,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
tial sale of arms worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan, the US State Department
has not only further strained cross-Straits r
elations, it is also trying Beijing’s p亚博娱乐官网平台419 atience. And by passing a series of acts and resolutions related to Taiwan this year, the US Congress has dealt a serious bl
亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信ow to Sin
o-US relations, as well as undermined peace and stability across the Straits. The US House of Representatives enacted the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 and passed a resolution reaffirming the US’ commitment to Taiwan on May 7, which es亚博娱乐官网平台419
means the US would sell arms to the island regularly and back its participation in international organizations. 亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信That the US has continued to meddle in Taiwan affairs shows it is desperate to use the “Taiwan card” to contain the Chinese mainland.
The US b
elieves that by consolidating its relationship with Taiwan authorities through a cts and resolutions, it can further integrate the island into its “Indo-Pacific” strategy to contain the mainland, t亚博娱乐官网平台419
he biggest rival in Washington’s eyes thanks, in part, to the trade disputes between them.
亚博娱乐官网平台419Yet the ruling Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan, which favors an independent entity f
or the island, is willing to act as the cat’s paw for the US in exchange for security protection and p亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
olitical cover. Which is nothing but wishful thinking on the part of Taiwan authorities, because there is little chance o
f Washington getting involved in a war across the Straits if the DPP indeed tries to split the country.亚博娱乐官网平台419
Following the DPP’s ideology of making Taiwan an independent entity, t
he island leader Tsai Ing-wen and other DPP officials have intensified their pro-in亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
dependence activities, especially in the fields of education, culture and administration, since she took office in 2
016. In fact, Lai Ching-te, Tsai’s rival in the island’s next leadership election in January 2020, openly pitched himself as a亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
worker for “Taiwan independence” before stepping down as the head of the executive body.
To send a clear message against secessionism to the Tsai administr
ation and give a strong warning to separatist forces on the island, the mainland has he
ld military exercises in the Taiwan Straits and sent warplanes and warships around the island.
To better preserve the grasslands and reduce environmental degradation caused by grazing
, local herdsmen have returned their lands to n
ature and resettled in county urban areas.?亚博娱乐官网平台419 In cooperation with China Pacific Insurance Co, the management committee guarantees the conservators with compens
?亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信ation of up to 300,000 yuan ($43,600), covering
injuries and accidents,” said Mou Yonghong, an o fficial from Sanjiangyuan National Park’s Lancang River Management Committee.
A mechanism for livestock compensation has also
been established: each lost cow is compensated with 500 to 1,500 yuan ($70-200), depending on age.?亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信 To encourage more residents to take part in environmental protection, the lo
cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e
?亚博娱乐官网平台419cological conservators” for every register
ed family, paying each family a monthly subsidy of 1,800 yuan ($260). The co nservators are responsible for patrolling the lands, collecting and disposing of garbage and monitoring wildlife.
With more people working as conservators, Tsewang Dorje, deputy head of the?亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
ecological management station of Namsei village, noted the overall environmental awareness of l
ocals has progressed, and environmental protection has gradually become part of their lives.?亚博娱乐官网平台419
“We see little rubbish left on the mountains now. Every year bef
?亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信ore the season for picking?
chongcao, we train the villagers and ask them to fill in the pits afte r digging the caterpillar fungus so as to reduce damage to the pasture. They’ve also learned the habit of taking their food wa
ste down the mountains. Their conscientiousness has grown a lot,” he recalled.
“When people’s awareness of the environment improves, my work becomes?亚博娱乐官网平台419
much easier,” echoed Lekga, who has worked as a conservator for three and a half years.
As the environmental status advances, the wildlife population increases. One problem, accordin?亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
g to locals, is damage to houses, livestock and people caused by animals such as brown bears and wolves.
To address such concerns, Sanj?亚博娱乐官网平台419iangyuan National Park’s managem
ent committee has purchased insurance for more than 17,000 ecological conservators.
“I used to be a herder. I moved out from my pasture because I learned lives
tock cause damage to the land,” recalled 50-year-old Dorje Tsering, a Tibetan herd?亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
sman who moved to downtown Yeqing village in Yushu’s Zhidoi county around six years ago.
After relocation, Dorje Tsering and his family now receive an annual sub
sidy of 2,100 yuan ($300) each, paid for by the county government. The family also mak
es money by picking
?chongcao, or Chinese caterpillar fungus, every year in May and June, as many other villagers do. Cat erpillar fungus is one of the most precious ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
Sino-US leaders’ 亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信meeting on the sidelines of gathering in Japan expected to ease tensions
Pres亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信ident Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to Japan for
the G20 Summit will reinforce international consensus on upholding multila teralism and an open economy amid rising protectionism that looms large over the glo
bal economy, observers said.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信 They said Xi’s upcoming meeting with United States President Donald Trump on the亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
sidelines of the summit could also de-escalate bi
lateral trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. 亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信Xi will be in Japan from Thursday to Saturda
y to attend the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka at the in vitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Sunday.亚博娱乐官网平台419品茶微信
President underlines two-way cooperation, strategic coordination China and Turkey should enhance mutual strategic trust and respect each other’s core interests
and major concerns on such issues as sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
Xi made the remark while meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Previously, Xi hosted a welcoming ceremony for Erdogan.
Erdogan said that Turkey firmly supports the one-China policy, and that it is a fact that the people of all ethnicities in Xinjian
g are leading a happy life amid China’s development and prosperity. Turkey will not allow anybody to sow dissension among the two countries, he said.
Noting that both China and Turkey are important emerging markets and developin
g countries, Xi said it is of great significance for them to enhance strategic cooperation.
The two countries also should strengthen strategic coordination, consolidate the politica
l foundation of the China-Turkey strategic cooperation and cooperative relationship, a
nd ensure that the bilateral relations always operate on a healthy and stable track, Xi said.
China appreciates that Erdogan has reaffirmed his commitment many times to not allow any forces to carry out anti-Chinese or separatist activities in Turkey, Xi said.
China attaches great importance to Turkey’s stance of supporting China’s fight against te
rrorism, Xi said, adding that China would like to enhance their anti-terrorism cooperation.
Xi said the two sides should enhance connection of development strategies and deepen practical cooperation. Hailing Turkey as an important partner for join
tly building the Belt and Road, Xi said that China would like to speed up connecting the Belt and Road with Turkey’s Middle Corridor plan, and pro
mote the cooperation in areas including trade, investment, science, energy, infrastructure and major projects.