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14 February 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • US accuses Chinese tech giant Huawei of stealing trade secrets Press TV 14 Feb 2020 -- The US Justice Department has filed more charges against Huawei, accusing the Chinese tech giant of a "decades-long" effort to steal trade secrets from American companies, escalating the US battle with the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker.
  • Taiwan Family Members Hit Out at Island's Government Over Repatriation Delay Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Family members of Taiwanese nationals stuck in China called on their government to bring their relatives back to the democratic island on Friday, as Taipei accused Beijing of dragging its feet on a second evacuation flight from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, at the heart of the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • U.S. Accuses China's Huawei Of Helping Iran Track Protesters RFE/RL 14 Feb 2020 -- The U.S. Justice Department has accused Huawei Technologies of helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese tech giant as Washington steps up pressure on the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker.
  • Russia Halts All Charter Flights To And From China Due To Coronavirus RFE/RL 14 Feb 2020 -- All charter flights from Russia to China have been stopped as of February 14 due to the spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
  • Chinese public reflects on Wuhan's illness that led to virus crisis Global Times 14 Feb 2020 -- The nightmare of a SARS-like coronavirus returned to China, causing over 55,000 infections and killing more than 1,300 so far. The outbreak has also raised questions about what should have been done by the provincial-level government to prevent such a huge crisis and what challenges it has brought to re-examine the country's top-down emergency responding mechanism by fixing loopholes.
  • Too early for optimism despite drop in new virus cases Global Times 14 Feb 2020 -- Daily reports of confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, plunged on Thursday following a dramatic surge the previous day. Experts believe the shift was due to the local government's adoption of a new method to diagnose the COVID-19, which allowed hospitals to clear a backlog of suspected cases.
  • Over 1,700 medical staff infected with novel coronavirus in China People's Daily 14 Feb 2020 -- A total of 1,716 Chinese medical workers had been infected with the novel coronavirus by Feb. 11, accounting for 3.8 percent of the overall confirmed cases in China, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Friday.
  • China's Hubei reports 4,823 new coronavirus cases People's Daily 14 Feb 2020 -- Hubei Province, center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 4,823 new confirmed cases and 116 new deaths Thursday, according to the provincial health commission on Friday.
  • Funeral Homes in China's Wuhan 'Working 24/7 to Cremate Bodies' Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Funeral homes in central China are working round the clock to cremate bodies during the coronavirus epidemic, while advertising to recruit manual workers to collect dead bodies from people's homes by night, RFA has learned.
  • Coronavirus Cases Climb to 38 in Tawu County, 'Hardest-Hit' Tibetan Area Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Sichuan's Tawu county have now jumped to 38, with most patients among that total number found within three families, Chinese state media and other sources said on Friday.
  • China Seeks to Divert Attention From Virus Mishandling With Dancing Xinjiang Minorities: Uyghur Exiles Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Deploying ethnic minority medical staff from China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) to dance for patients infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a tactic by the government to divert public attention from its mishandling of the outbreak, members of the Uyghur exile community said after a viral video caused outrage this week.
  • China rejects Pompeo's remarks about Chinese infiltration into US government Press TV 14 Feb 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry has rejected recent remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling on Washington to stop slandering China's political system.
  • China rejects Pompeo's remarks about Chinese infiltration into US government Press TV 14 Feb 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry has rejected recent remarks by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling on Washington to stop slandering China's political system.
  • Former Chinese vice provincial governor arrested for taking bribes Global Times 14 Feb 2020 -- The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced Friday it has decided to arrest Li Qian, former vice governor of north China's Hebei Province, for suspected bribe-taking.
  • Xi: Nation can limit impact of epidemic People's Daily 14 Feb 2020 -- China can minimize the impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, maintain the country's momentum of economic development and work to achieve the goals and tasks for this year, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday evening.
  • China's Epidemic Drives Dilemma For Energy Deliveries Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- As China's government battles the coronavirus and urges businesses to get back to work, it is setting a tough task for energy markets by calling for contingency plans in case production resumes with full force.
  • Nepal Border Agreement With China Sparks Fears Among Tibetans Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- A treaty signed by China and Nepal in October 2019 that manages border controls between the two countries poses significant threats to Tibetans fleeing their homeland to escape Chinese rule, Tibetan advocacy groups and other sources say.
  • Chinese Investors Try to Pull Out of North Korea Contracts as Sanctions Remain Radio Free Asia 14 Feb 2020 -- Several Chinese companies that last year pledged to invest in North Korea's construction sector are trying to back out of their contracts because there are no signs that international sanctions on the isolated country will end soon, sources in the two countries told RFA.



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