CHINA

NPC deputy proposes a national data security law for information sovereignty


China should speed up the process of setting up a national data security law so as to strengthen the protection over personal privacy and establish a mechanism that guarantees China's data sovereignty facing global competition, Zheng Jie, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislative body, proposed during the ongoing two sessions.

Chinese legislators call for mental health law adjustment

Deputies with the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, suggested amending China's mental health law to improve mental patient management and protect public safety.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/22 5:38:27

NPC deputy proposes to block sex offenders from holding child-related jobs

A motion suggesting the creation of a nationwide database on child sexual assault offenders to ensure they would be banned from holding positions related to minors has become one of the most hotly discussed topics online as this year's two sessions kicked off on Thursday following a two-month delay due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/22 2:37:41

Public health, national and economic security top agenda for two sessions

China's top political advisory meeting opened its annual session on Thursday in Beijing, making arrangements for work in 2020 regarding six aspects and addressing the most pressing issues including public, national and economic security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 1:08:40

China's defense budget stays moderate and restrained: NPC spokesperson

China pursues defensive policies and the defense budget is moderate and restrained in regards to the total amount of the budget, per capita spending and the rate of GDP, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) told a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 0:42:32

Two sessions offer a chance to see how China works: Ghanaian ambassador

The two sessions offer the unique opportunity to see Chinese politics at play on a bigger stage, Ghanaian Ambassador to China Edward Boateng told the Global Times in an exclusive interview, voicing his eagerness to see how the most important annual events for China's economy devise solutions to tackle global issues such as COVID-19 and climate change.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/22 0:03:58

China to firmly respond with countermeasures against US bills smearing China over COVID-19: NPC spokesperson

A spokesperson for the annual session of China's top legislature on Thursday slammed US bills that baselessly accuse China of being responsible for COVID-19 and demand compensation from China, noting China will firmly respond with countermeasures.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 23:21:20

Economic plans, health, and civil code reform great interests at two sessions: Pakistani ambassador

After more than three decades, China's two sessions - the most important economic and political events for the country - have not only grabbed Chinese people's attention every year, but also attracted foreign diplomats' attention, as China is playing a bigger role on the international stage.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/5/21 23:14:05

Young Chinese idolize FM spokespersons, welcome 'Wolf Warrior' diplomats

The current three Foreign Ministry spokespeople, Hua Chunying, Zhao Lijian and Geng Shuang, impress the public with their distinctive characteristics. Their fans that the Global Times talked to described Hua as “gentle and incisive,” Zhao as “forceful and unruffled” and Geng as “thoughtful and elegant.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 22:24:19

Passing national security law in HK shows central government's determination: expert

Formulating a national security legislation for Hong Kong shows that the central government is determined to safeguard its sovereignty over the special administrative region and will protect the territory from falling into the hands of the hostile forces at all cost, especially after the Hong Kong SAR government has been weakened in the past years fending off growing risks caused by local secessionists and foreign intervention, a senior expert close to the central government on Hong Kong affairs told the Global Times on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 22:16:38

Agenda of third session of 13th National People's Congress

The preparatory meeting of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on Thursday adopted the following agenda for the session:
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/21 22:07:58

National security law in HK may be completed within half year: experts

The 3rd session of 13th NPC will address draft decision of the National People's Congress on the Establishment and Improvement of the Legal System and Implementation Mechanism for the Safeguarding of National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 21:45:16

Calls to speed up vaccine trials

China should accelerate and initiate Phase III clinical trials of vaccines against the novel coronavirus and recruit more staff who have worked on the epidemic control frontline as prioritized candidates for these experiments, according to Zhang Boli, a top expert-consultant in the COVID-19 epidemic fight in Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 21:31:28

Netizens hail 'iron brotherhood' on 69th anniversary of China-Pakistan ties

Netizens from China and Pakistan have hailed the bilateral brotherhood amid the COVID-19 outbreak, with many from China dubbing their Pakistani friends as "iron brothers - a term used in China to describe great friendship" as Thursday marked the 69th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 21:23:40

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