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02 March 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Joint Cambodia-China 'Golden Dragon' Military Drills to Proceed, Despite Threat of Coronavirus Radio Free Asia 02 Mar 2020 -- Cambodia and China have no plans to cancel their fourth annual joint "Golden Dragon" military exercise later this month, despite the threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cambodia's Minister of Defense Tea Banh said Monday.
- China's daily mask output exceeds 110 million units Global Times 02 Mar 2020 -- China's daily output of face masks reached 116 million units as of Saturday, 12 times the figure reported on Feb. 1, as production expansion moves into top gear, official data showed Monday.
- Countries send military planes to transport aid materials to China Global Times 02 Mar 2020 -- Russia, Pakistan, Turkey and some other countries have sent military aircraft to deliver epidemic control materials to China, including medical protective suits, face masks and goggles, to help the nation's fight against COVID-19 infections, said a Chinese military spokesman on Monday.
- Chinese military support medical, daily necessity supplies in virus-hit Wuhan People's Daily 02 Mar 2020 -- China's armed forces have played a role in supporting medical and daily necessity supplies in the city of Wuhan, as part of the country's sweeping efforts to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak.
- China sends 4,000 military medics to battle coronavirus in Wuhan People's Daily 02 Mar 2020 -- China's armed forces have dispatched over 4,000 medical professionals in three groups to assist with the battle against coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, since Jan. 24.
- Over 10,000 military medics working at front line in COVID-19 fight PLA Daily 02 Mar 2020 -- Nearly 3,000 beds have been set up by 63 military hospitals designated to treat patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with over 10,000 military medics working at the front line, a military official said Monday.
- Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Laundering Over $100 Million in Cryptocurrency From Exchange Hack US Dept. of Justice 02 Mar 2020 -- Forfeiture Complaint Details Over $250 Million Stolen by North Korean Actors
- Treasury Sanctions Individuals Laundering Cryptocurrency for Lazarus Group US Treasury 02 Mar 2020 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today sanctioned two Chinese nationals involved in laundering stolen cryptocurrency from a 2018 cyber intrusion against a cryptocurrency exchange.
- Two Chinese Nationals Charged With Laundering $100M in Stolen Cryptocurrency VOA 02 Mar 2020 -- Two Chinese nationals have been charged by U.S. prosecutors with laundering more than $100 million worth of cryptocurrency that had been stolen by North Korean hackers in 2018.
- Establishment of national defense force on biosecurity urged amid COVID-19 outbreak Global Times 02 Mar 2020 -- A permanent national defense force on biosecurity should be established and led by China's military, as the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak shows that China is not fully prepared to efficiently deal with a biological disaster or even potential warfare, which can have as great an impact as a conventional regional war, Chinese experts said on Monday.
- Air Force's operation in Wuhan shows its mobility, capabilities, military official says People's Daily 02 Mar 2020 -- The People's Liberation Army Air Force's large-scale airlift operation and dispatching large- and medium-sized transport aircraft to support Wuhan, Hubei province, showed rapid mobility and long-range delivery capabilities, an official with the Central Military Commission said on Monday.
- China's Yuanwang-7 sailing to Atlantic for satellite monitoring mission PLA Daily 02 Mar 2020 -- China's new-generation space tracking ship Yuanwang-7 is sailing to the Atlantic Ocean for a satellite maritime monitoring mission.
- US Slashes Staff Numbers at Chinese State Media Organizations Radio Free Asia 02 Mar 2020 -- Washington on Monday ordered several U.S.-based media organizations run by the Chinese government to cut their staff numbers, hitting out at Beijing's "long-standing intimidation and harassment of journalists."
- Trump Administration Caps Chinese State Media Personnel in US VOA 02 Mar 2020 -- The Trump administration is limiting the number of Chinese state media personnel allowed to work in the United States, citing Beijing's "long-standing intimidation and harassment of journalists."
- Institution of a Personnel Cap on Designated PRC State Media Entities US Dept. of State 02 Mar 2020 -- For years, the government of the People's Republic of China has imposed increasingly harsh surveillance, harassment, and intimidation against American and other foreign journalists operating in China.
- Briefing With Senior State Department Officials On the Institution of a Personnel Cap on Designated PRC State Media Entities US Dept. of State 02 Mar 2020
- Hong Kong Journalists Hit Out at Police After Weekend of Renewed Protests Radio Free Asia 02 Mar 2020 -- Journalists in Hong Kong have once more hit out at the city's police force for their treatment of journalists during the ongoing protest movement that began as mass opposition to extradition to mainland China last June, and widened into calls for more democracy and accountability.
- China Steps Up Social Media Censorship With Mass Account Deletions Radio Free Asia 02 Mar 2020 -- Government censors are stepping up their war on any online content not previously approved by the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
- Shocking' Chinese Economic Coronavirus Data Hints at Struggles for Small Businesses VOA 02 Mar 2020 -- As Chinese authorities try to get the country back to work without risking another coronavirus outbreak, new official data show that the manufacturing sector plunged by a wider margin than expected.
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