HK police to recruit 1,815 officers to deal with unrest (Global Times)

Hong Kong police aim to recruit 1,815 officers by March in a bid to better safeguard the city which has been troubled by six months of social unrest, and encourage those who share the city’s determination to uphold the rule of law and protect the city to join the service.

Chinese military exploring new ways of replenishment support at sea (Global Times)

The Taihu, a military supply ship, conducted a replenishment docking with civilian container ship Fuzhou in an offshore area in mid-November amid the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) exploration of new ways to replenish ships at sea, the PLA Daily reported Monday.

UNEP chief lauds China for global leadership in tackling climate crisis (Global Times)

China has become an important global partner in addressing the current climate crisis as the country demonstrates concrete ways to achieve a low-carbon future, chief of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has said.

Spy case flip-flop reveals anti-China bias (Global Times)

Wang Liqiang, a self-claimed high-level Chinese spy who defected to Australia, seems to have been having trouble backing up his story. According to the latest news, Australian security agencies concluded that Wang might be at most “a bit player on the fringes of the espionage community.” Some Australian media outlets even described this case as a “spy farce.”


US again scuppers international cooperation on women’s rights (Global Times)

Thirty-seven Asia-Pacific countries on Friday voted to adopt the Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+25 Review, an outcome that was hoped to be a consensus document but received last minute objections from the US.

By Mu Lu

China needs fiscal, monetary stimulus to sustain growth (Global Times)

When a significant economy like China’s faces an outlook of an evident slowdown, an economist’s common-sense response would be to ram up the magnitude of fiscal stimulus, and simultaneously cut taxes and fees for the middle class so they will have more in their pockets to shop and activate domestic spending.

By Li Hong

Can Germany transcend ideological difference to form realistic China policy? (Global Times)

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany – the country’s ruling party whose former leader is German Chancellor Angela Merkel – held a conference on November 22 and 23 in Leipzig. The party made decisions on major issues including the candidate selection process and pension reform. Amid complicated international situation and volatile German politics, the CDU conference plays a significant role in German development and clarifies the country’s role in its future internal and foreign affairs.

By Mao Xiaohong

Hong Kong should be wary of US interference (Global Times)

The day after the Financial Times put out a front-page story on the rumor that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will be replaced by the Chinese central government, I met her personally in Hong Kong. The meeting was in the guest lounge before the opening ceremony of the International Forum on Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which was co-hosted by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

By Wang Wen