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11 October 2020 Military News

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  • International Statement: End-To-End Encryption and Public Safety US Dept. of Justice 11 Oct 2020 -- "We, the undersigned, support strong encryption, which plays a crucial role in protecting personal data, privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets and cyber security."
  • HK new civil servants required to swear to uphold Basic Law: secretary Global Times 11 Oct 2020 -- Relevant preparatory work is underway for the requirement of new civil servants employed from July 1 to pledge to uphold the Basic Law and swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said the Secretary for the Civil Service in Hong Kong, Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, on Saturday.
  • Once-in-a-decade census starts head count Global Times 11 Oct 2020 -- Offers fundamentals for China's further development planning: experts Across thousands of residential compounds in Beijing, a knock at the door has become common across the capital as it kicked off the seventh national census on Sunday.
  • Chinese military aircraft again enters Taiwan's southwest ADIZ CNA 11 Oct 2020 -- A Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday, marking the 17th such incursion by the Chinese military into the nation's ADIZ in less than a month.
  • PLA holds amphibious landing drills to 'show firm will against Taiwan secessionists' Global Times 11 Oct 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted large-scale joint amphibious landing drills off the Chinese mainland's southeastern coast amid increasingly rampant Taiwan secessionist moves, including hundreds of espionage attempts on the Chinese mainland and collusion with the US. Chinese mainland analysts said on Sunday that the PLA drills again demonstrate the mainland's strong capability and firm will against Taiwan secessionists and push for reunification, following PLA aerial and naval exercises and patrols in the Taiwan Straits that have continued for nearly a month.
  • China Holds Military Invasion Drill Amid Tensions With Taiwan VOA 11 Oct 2020 -- China staged a large-scale island invasion military exercise during Taiwan's National Day as President Tsai Ing-wen called for "meaningful dialogue" with Beijing.
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  • State security agency uncovers hundreds of Taiwan espionage activities against mainland Global Times 11 Oct 2020 -- Sources with the Chinese mainland's state security agency recently revealed to the Global Times that a member of a Taiwan separatist group who had been arrested in Shenzhen in 2019 for endangering national security spied on the mainland's armed police deployment in Shenzhen, and sent photos and videos he took of the deployment to the Taiwan separatist group.
  • Envoy criticizes IAEA chief's remarks on Iran IRNA 11 Oct 2020 -- Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi criticized recent remarks made by Director General of the Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi on Iran's nuclear activities.
  • China opposed to undermining JCPOA IRNA 11 Oct 2020 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing is against any unilateral move to undermine the JCPOA and it will continue to support implementation of the agreement and UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and diplomatic settlement of Iran's nuclear issue.
  • Envoy criticizes IAEA chief for using 'nonrelevant' terms on Iran nuclear program Press TV 11 Oct 2020 -- Iran's ambassador to international organizations in Vienna has criticized head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for using 'nonrelevant' terms in his remarks on Iran's nuclear program, saying such terms have no place in IAEA's documents.
  • Enemy's sanctions aim to block Iran exports: Defense minister Press TV 11 Oct 2020 -- Iran's defense minister says the latest round of US sanctions, which targets Iran's financial sector and major banks, is aimed at blocking the country's exports, but will not have any effect on the Islamic Republic.
  • China supports JCPOA, calls for new platform to resolve West Asia issues: FM Wang Press TV 11 Oct 2020 -- China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for the formation of a new dialogue forum to resolve security issues in the West Asia region, saying the major precondition for joining the forum would be the support for the multilateral 2015 nuclear deal.
  • IAEA: Iran 'doesn't have significant quantity' of material for nukes Press TV 11 Oct 2020 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which monitors Iran's nuclear activities, has given assurances that the country is not in possession of enough enriched uranium to develop an atomic weapon.
  • Many Israelis Ready To Spy For Iran, IRGC Commander Says Radio Farda 11 Oct 2020 -- "Many people" in Israel have "a lot of motives" to cooperate with Tehran, said a top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Mohammad Reza Naghdi, on a TV show on Friday.
  • Belarus president visits opposition in jail to discuss constitutional reforms Press TV 11 Oct 2020 -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has visited opposition leaders and political activists detained in a jail in the capital, Minsk, to discuss plans for constitutional reforms, local media say.
  • More Than 500 Detained In Brutal Protest Crackdown In Belarus RFE/RL 11 Oct 2020 -- Hundreds of people were detained by Belarusian security forces in Minsk on October 11 in what observers said was the most violent crackdown in weeks against protesters demanding an end to the authoritarian rule of Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
  • Dozens Arrested on 10th Straight Sunday of Belarus Protests VOA 11 Oct 2020 -- Dozens of protesters in Belarus were arrested Sunday during the 10th straight weekend of demonstrations against longtime authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.
  • Kyrgyzstan unrest: New PM named as president reshuffles security officials Press TV 11 Oct 2020 -- Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has reshuffled top security officials after declaring a state of emergency in the Central Asian country, which has experienced unrest since a disputed parliamentary election on October 4.
  • Kyrgyz Lawmakers Dispute New Prime Minister's Election As Political Crisis Continues RFE/RL 11 Oct 2020 -- Kyrgyzstan's divided parliament has controversially appointed Sadyr Japarov as prime minister, just days after the convicted kidnapper was sprung from prison during turmoil over the Central Asian country's disputed parliamentary elections.
  • Will White House Follow Through On Serbia-Kosovo Deal If Trump Wins Second Term? RFE/RL 11 Oct 2020 -- When Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti signed an economic normalization deal in the Oval Office on September 4, the Trump administration called it "historic" and a sign of Washington's commitment to the Balkans.
  • El Chapo's Soldiers Exchange Threats With Mexico's Most Powerful Cartel in Control for Territory Sputnik 11 Oct 2020 -- The Jalisco New Generation Cartel is a semi-militarised criminal narcotics powerhouse, operating in more than a dozen states across Mexico, including Nayarit. The organisation is headed by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as "El Mencho", who was once an ally of the currently incarcerated drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.



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