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05 January 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • China's fat satellite hits orbit Global Times 05 Jan 2020 -- The country's heaviest and most advanced communication satellite smoothly entered its fixed service point in 36,000 kilometer geosynchronous orbit early Sunday morning, marking a successful maiden flight for the spacecraft based on the Dongfanghong-5 satellite platform (DFH-5).
  • China capable of defending against deadly drone attacks: experts Global Times 05 Jan 2020 -- The US drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Iraq has raised concerns from Chinese netizens of drones being an increasingly dangerous instrument of war that could one day threaten China.
  • Latest light tank, howitzer deployed in exercises in Tibet Global Times 05 Jan 2020 -- China's latest weapons including the Type 15 tank and the new 155-millimeter vehicle-mounted howitzer were deployed in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) began a first round of exercises in 2020.
  • Senior HKSAR official says stopping violence crucial to economic recovery Global Times 05 Jan 2020 -- A senior official of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Saturday that stopping violence and restoring order are crucial to the recovery of Hong Kong economy.
  • Latest set of rumors about Xinjiang refuted Global Times 05 Jan 2020 -- Some foreign "celebrities" who may have never been to Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region seem to be blinded by fake news and affected by unfounded charges in their judgment, a senior official from Xinjiang said at a press conference while refuting some latest rumors spread on overseas social media.

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