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European airlines operate at 50% lower capacity than last year

European airlines are now operating at 50 percent of their capacity last year, and are looking to China to “play a role” in boosting their revenues when travel resumes, a European business group told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/2 12:03:40

Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died of 'asphyxiation from sustained pressure'

An independent autopsy found that George Floyd died of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure", US media reported on Monday.
Source: Agencies 2020/6/2 4:19:12

HK riot leaders remain silent on US unrest

No comment on George Floyd's death caused by racism and police brutality, remaining silent on the vigorous law enforcement of US police, and keeping mum on the protests and riots in the US - that is the current situation of some Hong Kong riot leaders.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/2 0:08:40

Xinjiang vice chair probed for severe law violations

Ren Hua, vice chairperson of the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is being investigated for suspected serious violations of discipline and law, China's top anti-graft body said on Monday.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 23:58:40

Xinjiang 'fasting ban' sheer nonsense made up by overseas separatists: senior official

The so-called fasting ban during Ramadan is "sheer nonsense" and rumor, and was made up by "East Turkistan" forces abroad with the purpose of sowing discord among ethnic groups, disrupting ethnic relations and inciting ethnic antagonism, a senior official from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region told a press conference on Monday.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 21:46:19

Wuhan reports zero COVID-19 asymptomatic patients for first time

Health authorities in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province reported zero new cases of COVID-19 silent carriers on Monday for the first time since the city started publishing asymptomatic cases.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 21:43:40

HSBC urged to react to national security law

The public has urged UK-based banking giant HSBC to speak out on the national security law, which would be implemented in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), to regain the trust of its clients after it allegedly played a role in funding Hong Kong riots and was involved in the arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 20:23:41

Xinjiang spokesperson rejects rumor former official imprisoned for being 'two-faced person'

Some US media reports that a former official in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had been imprisoned for being "two-faced person" are "fabricated", as the man was convicted of bribery and abuse of power to seek profits from others, spokesperson of the Xinjiang regional government told a press conference on Monday.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 20:15:12

Sporadic imported cases understandable: expert

A passenger on the first chartered flight from Germany to China was tested positive for the coronavirus upon arriving in North China's Tianjin, sparking public concerns of imported cases causing a domestic resurgence, but a virologist and public health expert noted that such a case is rare and closed-loop management will avoid any danger to the public.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 19:53:40

China's Caixin manufacturing PMI expands in May, highest since February

The Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a gauge of activity in China's manufacturing sector, returned to expansion territory at 50.7 in May, reflecting an accelerated recovery in economic activity.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 19:48:40

More details of China's Mars probe revealed

China is eyeing the period between July and August this year to launch its first-ever Mars probe mission, codenamed Tianwen-1, with the probe expected to reach the Red Planet gravity field by February 2021.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 19:43:41

Huawei hiring global genius youth amid US chip ban

Huawei's semiconductor chips subsidiary is hiring global genius amid a US chip ban, a move that experts said is a well-planned counter to US bullying that shows the company's confidence in becoming self-sufficient in chips supply in about two years.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 19:43:40

Indian students 'no substitute' for Australia

An Australian effort to make up for losses in its overseas student market from China, its biggest source, with Indian students faces a reality check, Chinese experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 19:38:40

China urges US to roll back move to expel Chinese students, researchers

The expulsion of certain Chinese students and researchers in the US, which kicked off Monday, is stark political persecution and racial discrimination, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said, urging the US to roll back the decision immediately.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 19:06:58

CNOOC makes breakthrough in deep water gas field exploitation

A submarine pipeline at a depth of 1,542 meters on the south side of the E3-E2 sections of the Lingshui 17-2 gas field has been successfully completed, marking a breakthrough for China in deep water natural gas exploitation in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 18:58:40

US may face steep slump

The Trump administration, facing a spreading coronavirus public health crisis and a raging national protest and rioting caused by the brutal death of a black man under a white police officer's knee, is leading the US economy on the path to a deeper recession.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 18:48:40

China-France ties strengthen

In the face of the pandemic, China and France have once again joined hands to advocate the concept of multilateralism, and the special and exemplary nature of China-France cooperation has once again been strongly demonstrated.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 18:43:40

Statistics speak louder, Trump's accusation over China's incompetence in handling virus contrary to fact: Chinese FM

China's Foreign Ministry rebuked US President Donald Trump's accusation that the world suffers from COVID-19 because of China's malfeasance, saying that the allegation disrespects Chinese people's efforts and sacrifice in their fight against the pandemic and statistics from the two countries' battle against the virus speak for themselves.
Source: Global Times 2020/6/1 18:35:54

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