[SCMP] China, Iran to forge closer ties due to common threat from United States, analysts say

May 23, 2019 at 10:17AM Closer cooperation between China and Iran, especially on economic matters, is inevitable given they are both now targets of rising US antagonism, analysts said.Washington has become increasingly aggressive in its tone towards Tehran in the past year, with President Donald Trump warning Tehran on Sunday …

[SCMP] Trump-Xi trade war summit at G20 in Japan still up in the air as ‘conditions not right’, China adviser says

May 23, 2019 at 09:45AM A meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Japan next month is still up in the air as the “current conditions” are not right, a Chinese state researcher said.“Given the current conditions, what can really come …

[人民日报] “祖国在我心中”界碑描红主题活动启动仪式在新疆塔城举行

May 22, 2019 at 08:00PM 启动仪式现场。摄影:人民网新疆频道记者 萨妮娅 人民网塔城5月23日电 (记者 黄子娟)今天下午,由人民网、陆军政治工作部宣传局联合开展的“祖国在我心中”界碑描红主题活动启动仪式在新疆塔城军分区小白杨哨所举行。人民网、陆军政治工作部宣传局、新疆军区政治工作部领导出席。 启动仪式现场。摄影:人民网新疆频道记者 萨妮娅 “祖国在我心中”界碑描红主题活动旨在落实中央关于隆重庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年广泛组织开展“我和我的祖国”群众性主题宣传教育活动的要求,大力弘扬以爱国主义为核心的伟大民族精神。此次将组织5路采访小分队,深入陆军边防部队所属70个界碑,进行界碑描红并体验采访,实地感悟、深情讲好边防官兵心系祖国、情注边防的强军故事,为庆祝新中国成立70周年营造良好网上舆论氛围。 展示旗帜。摄影:许必成 下午16时,启动仪式在雄壮的国歌声中开始。人民网总编辑罗华、新疆军区政治工作部主任徐立谦致辞,并为参与活动的采编人员颁发了活动旗帜。陆军政治工作部宣传局副局长谭英帅主持启动仪式。 “我们脚下站立的这个地方,就是‘扎根边防、蓬勃向上’的小白杨精神发源地,它是体现西部军人卫国戍边、牺牲奉献精神风貌的红色殿堂。”徐立谦说,万里边防线上,无论走到哪里,总能看到边防官兵牺牲奉献的身影,总能听到边关将士不懈奋斗的故事。 罗华表示,人民网将深入采访边防官兵,践行”四力”要求,通过文字、图片、视频、微直播、“两微一端”等全媒体传播手段和平台,为陆军建设发展鼓与呼。百万陆军坚定改革、矢志强军的感人故事和时代风采,会让新闻内容更有思想、有温度、有品质。此次界碑描红主题活动是为庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年举办的群众性主题宣传教育活动,必将对凝聚中国力量、激发爱国热情产生积极推动作用。 界碑描红。摄影:潘健 万里边关,国之藩篱。在小白杨哨所旁矗立的界碑上,参加活动的领导和嘉宾一笔一划、认真地对界碑进行描红,将活动推向高潮。“第十四届中国大学生年度人物“北京化工大学退役大学生士兵叶热托里肯·巴达义,曾经也是一名边防军人,在当兵的岁月里读懂了戍边的光荣。他激动地说:“能为祖国界碑描红是最自豪、最兴奋的事!我将带着边防战士的坚韧和勇敢,在菁菁校园中书写人生更灿烂的篇章。“ 启动仪式后,人民网第一组采访分队,将在新疆千里边防线上,对15个庄严而神圣的界碑进行描红,并进行体验采访,挖掘感人事迹,创造出一批有高度、有深度、有温度、有热度的精品力作。 据悉,“祖国在我心中”界碑描红主题活动采访报道将持续至7月底。活动期间,人民网联合中央各主流媒体、商业网站,综合运用报道、网络直播、VR展示等形式突出报道。作为本次活动的独家短视频合作平台,抖音将发起“祖国在我心中”短视频征集活动,同步推荐人民网抖音账号相关内容。同时,人民网法人微博也将开设“界碑描红 祖国有我”话题,邀请网友进行线上互动,献上对新中国成立70周年的祝福。 人民日报 http://military.people.com.cn/n1/2019/0523/c1011-31100436.html

[SCMP] Could China dump its US Treasuries to fight the trade war? A contrarian view is emerging in Beijing

May 23, 2019 at 08:30AM As American pundits and polls dismiss the idea that China would dump its massive holdings of US Treasury debt as retaliation against US tariffs, a contrarian view is emerging in Beijing that the government may use the securities as a “weapon of last resort”. China’s US$1.12 …

[SCMP] Nasdaq executive dismisses ‘discredited’ Steve Bannon’s call to bar Chinese companies from US capital markets

May 23, 2019 at 08:00AM A senior vice-president at New York’s Nasdaq stock exchange has dismissed comments by Steve Bannon calling for Chinese companies to be excluded from US markets, describing the former White House adviser as “discredited”.In a post on Chinese messaging service WeChat on Thursday, Bob McCooey said: …

[SCMP] Beijing hits back at US Senate’s plan for South China Sea sanctions saying it ‘violates norms of international law’

May 23, 2019 at 06:49AM The Chinese foreign ministry hit back on Thursday at a US Senate proposal to punish Chinese individuals and entities for “illegal and dangerous” activities in the South China Sea.Lu Kang, a spokesman for the ministry, said the “legislation violates the basic norms of international law …

[SCMP] US Senate bill proposes sanctions for involvement in ‘illegal’ activities in South and East China seas

May 23, 2019 at 12:18AM US senators from both political parties will reintroduce legislation on Thursday committing the government to punish Chinese individuals and entities involved in what they call Beijing’s “illegal and dangerous” activities in the South and East China seas.If it becomes law, the “South China Sea and …