Samsung reportedly closes last mobile phone factory in China (Global Times)

South Korean tech giant Samsung, one of the leading smartphone producers in the world, has reportedly closed its last mobile phone factory in China after losing market share in the country amid the fierce business competition from domestic rivals.

By Song Lin

China welcomes DPRK and US resuming dialogue: spokesperson (Global Times)

China on Wednesday said it welcomes the statements of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States to resume dialogue and hopes the two sides will grasp the opportunity to strive for positive outcomes.

African media professionals espy China’s innovation (Global Times)

Participants of the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) Media Workshop representing 14 African countries visited South China’s Guangdong Province from September 24 to 27, to experience the innovative and high-quality development the coastal province is undergoing.

By Li Lei

India’s neighborhood first policy aims at centripetal ties (Global Times)

The National Interest, a US international affairs magazine, recently published an article “This is How India Plans to Keep Its Neighbors Away from China’s Influence.” It argues that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi administration’s “neighborhood first” policy shows the South Asian country’s attempt to counter the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and to maintain strong regional influence.

By Zhang Jiadong

China’s success is for everyone to enjoy (Global Times)

In celebrating the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, 1.4 billion Chinese have found relief provided by the central government as it continues to steer the country in the right economic direction. The results were realized through the government’s efforts in embracing opening-up and reform policies, implementing public welfare programs, partnering with as many countries as possible, and avoiding a zero-sum game with the US.

By Wen Sheng

While Hong Kong is sick, Macao is getting healthier (Global Times)

While Hong Kong is struggling from months of violent street protests, events in Macao, another special administrative region of China, are quickly leading the Greater Bay Area to new heights — from medicine to regional economic and cultural cooperation.

By Christopher Cottrell

70 years: China’s contributions to the world (Global Times)

China has spent 70 years exploring a suitable road for its development, and it has simultaneously spent those 70 years continuously contributing to global progress. Since China’s reform and opening-up began in 1978, the country has experienced rapid and sustained economic growth.

By Wu Jinduo

Australia’s China-threat wave indicates a nation eager to play US pawn role (Global Times)

The Bolt Report on Sky News Australia on the night of September 10 was almost like “a bully’s report,” where ultra-conservative anchor Andrew Bolt intimidated and interrogated Gladys Liu, the first Chinese-born female Liberal Federal MP from Chisholm in Victoria, South-eastern Australia, on her social affiliation and connection with a few Australian-Chinese associations.

By Chen Hong

China’s economy continues to grow (Global Times)

China’s total foreign trade in the first eight months rose by 3.6 percent, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs on Sunday. Calculated in yuan, in August, its exports increased by 2.6 percent while imports dropped by 2.6 percent.