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08 January 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Taiwan's General Election Overshadowed by China Threat, Hong Kong Protests Radio Free Asia 08 Jan 2020 -- Taiwan is gearing up for a general election at the weekend that will see more than 19 million voters respond to growing fears of Chinese influence and interference in the democratic island in the wake of months of mass protests and police violence in Hong Kong.
- China, US among Countries Offering to Help Indonesia Build New Capital Radio Free Asia 08 Jan 2020 -- Indonesian officials are welcoming offers from China, Japan and the United States to help build the Southeast Asian nation's "smart and green" new national capital on Borneo island, a project expected to begin later this year.
- Fears of Becoming a New Hong Kong Steer Taiwan Presidential Election VOA 08 Jan 2020 -- Taiwanese voters will pick a president Saturday, setting the course for how to handle political and military rival China amid fears that Taiwan could be taken by the Communist government or become another protest-wracked Hong Kong.
- Chinese Leader's Mid-January Visit to Myanmar Seen as Boosting Belt And Road Projects Radio Free Asia 08 Jan 2020 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Myanmar late next week to discuss bilateral relations and to push for the speedier buildout of Chinese development projects under his massive Belt and Road Initiative, Myanmar analysts said Wednesday.
- US Detains Two Chinese Nationals for Illegally Snapping Photos of US Naval Base Sputnik 08 Jan 2020 -- Two Chinese students attending school in the US appeared in federal court on Monday after being arrested over the weekend for illegally photographing areas of Naval Air Station Key West in Florida.
- Indian, Chinese Commanders Discuss Issues of 'Strategic Ramifications' in Historic Meet Sputnik 08 Jan 2020 -- The meeting between Indian and Chinese commanders came against the backdrop of a rising chorus of some kind of boundary agreement between the two Asian giants, who share a nearly 4,000 km contested boundary.
- Drones help PLA detect enemy behind walls Global Times 08 Jan 2020 -- Chinese troops are now equipped with portable reconnaissance drones, giving them a significant tactical advantage, including enabling them to shoot enemies behind walls.
- Chinese naval 33rd escort taskforce escorts eight Chinese fishing boats PLA Daily 08 Jan 2020 -- The guided-missile frigate Weifang (Hull 550) of the 33rd Chinese naval escort taskforce under the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy successfully escorted eight fishing boats of the China National Fisheries Corporation to the designated sea area in waters west of the Gulf of Aden at 4 p.m. on January 6, local time.
- China's Warships Hold Joint Naval Drill With Pakistan VOA 08 Jan 2020 -- Pakistan and China have launched a major joint naval drill in the Arabian Sea to, as officials put it, deepen their security cooperation and consolidate an "all-weather strategic partnership" between the two allied nations.
- Hong Kong 'frontline' riots in retreat Global Times 08 Jan 2020 -- Many of the most radical Hong Kong rioters have announced they are giving up violence, indicating that what observers called the "black terror movement" has died down as the opposition camp shifts focus toward elections in September.
- Hong Kong Protesters So Well-Organized, Must Have Had 'Foreign Training': Government Radio Free Asia 08 Jan 2020 -- Hong Kong's security chief on Wednesday claimed that protesters in the city had been "receiving training from overseas groups," echoing Beijing's "hostile foreign forces" narrative about the ongoing pro-democracy movement.
- Key meeting reaffirms Party leadership role People's Daily 08 Jan 2020 -- Fulfillment of 13th Five-Year Plan projected; anti-poverty campaign nears successful end
- China's Actions in Xinjiang May Amount to 'Crimes Against Humanity,' Says US Rights Report Radio Free Asia 08 Jan 2020 -- China's system of extrajudicial internment camps for Uyghurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) last year may meet the definition of "crimes against humanity," a U.S. congressional advisory panel said in its annual report, released Wednesday, as lawmakers expressed hope that legislation to hold Beijing accountable for human rights violations will soon become law.
- PLA Hong Kong Garrison starts 2020 training sessions Global Times 08 Jan 2020 -- Multiple units of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison conducted training sessions at the start of 2020, with the aim of having the capability to win wars.
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