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01 April 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • Uyghur Health Workers Forced to Treat Virus Patients in Xinjiang's Makeshift Quarantine Centers Radio Free Asia 01 Apr 2020 -- Uyghur health workers from throughout one prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are being forced to live in hotels in Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining) city set up as quarantine centers to treat patients infected with the coronavirus, according to sources.
  • China Coast Guard Patrols Near Philippine-Occupied Second Thomas Shoal Radio Free Asia 01 Apr 2020 -- A China Coast Guard ship that was deployed during recent pressure campaigns in the South China Sea in Malaysian and Indonesian waters is now patrolling near land features claimed by the Philippines, ship-tracking data shows.
  • Cambodia Wraps up Two-Week Military Exercise With China Despite COVID-19 Concerns Radio Free Asia 01 Apr 2020 -- A two-week military exercise with China helped build up Cambodia's military capacity and relationship with the Chinese, the country's defense minister said, rejecting criticism that it was unwise to admit foreign visitors amid the coronavirus epidemic.
  • British, Other Western Leaders Talk of Coronavirus 'Reckoning' With Beijing VOA 01 Apr 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic may prompt Britain to abandon an already contentious deal with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei – retaliation, officials say, for the spread of disinformation by Beijing about the origins of the virus and for its evasiveness about the scale and infectiousness of the disease.
  • China May Have Operational Anti-Satellite Program - Reports Sputnik 01 Apr 2020 -- Recent reports on global space threats suggest that at least one of China's direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) programs may be operational and is expected to soon field launchers.
  • Trump Ally Accuses WHO of 'Spreading Chinese Propaganda' as Beijing Blasts West's Cover-Up Claims Sputnik 01 Apr 2020 -- China has dismissed as 'nonsense' recent media reports about its alleged attempts to cover up the true scale of fatalities in Hubei – the province where the COVID-19 outbreak began late last year.
  • Classified White House Intel Briefing Claims China Underreported COVID-19 Lethality – Report Sputnik 01 Apr 2020 -- US and Chinese officials began hurling accusations at one another over the genesis of the new coronavirus last month, with Western media and some officials now accusing the People's Republic of attempting to "cover up" the pandemic. China has rejected the suggestion, accusing the US and its allies of spouting "utter nonsense."
  • China Releases Data on Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases VOA 01 Apr 2020 -- China's National Health Commission (NHC) announced Wednesday it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has acknowledged cases of people testing positive for the virus but not showing symptoms.
  • Shanghai reports zero asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, vows to continue exercising strict caution Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- Shanghai has zero asymptomatic COVID-19 infection cases under medical observation as of Wednesday, Shanghai Health Commission said Wednesday.
  • Wuhan reports first imported case, a student returning from UK Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- The Wuhan health authority on Wednesday announced the first imported case of COVID-19, a 16-year-old student returning from the UK, who was counted as a confirmed case on Tuesday after testing positive for the virus and showing symptoms.
  • 186 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital on Chinese mainland Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- A total of 186 patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were discharged from the hospital Tuesday on the Chinese mainland, according to the National Health Commission.
  • Imported symptom-free cases pose transmission risk Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported 130 new cases of people with no symptoms but tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, with two of them starting to show symptoms later on and confirmed of the virus infection, the Chinese National Health Commission (NHC) said on Wednesday, the first day the country started to update information on the number of asymptomatic carriers on a daily basis.
  • Shanghai reports one new death, as total fatalities reach 6 Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- Shanghai reported one new COVID-19 death, on Tuesday, as total fatalities in the city reached six, announced the Shanghai Health Commission on Wednesday.
  • War against silent carriers starts Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- Officials from the National Health Commission (NHC) announced on Tuesday that starting from Wednesday, China will publish details regarding asymptomatic COVID-19 patients on a daily basis in a swift policy adjustment in response to growing concerns that these patients may likely trigger a second outbreak in China.
  • Scientists slam smear on China's virus data Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- Western politicians and media stirred up a new round of attacks on China's virus prevention effort: questioning its data transparency, which scientists criticized as "cannot be taken at face value scientifically."
  • Political attacks on Chinese medical supplies take toll on exports Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- Strained global supplies of desperately needed medical products, from masks to test kits to ventilators, are coming under further pressure, as Chinese factories, the biggest source, must navigate complex and fast-changing domestic and foreign regulations amid what some insiders call "exaggerated and politicized 'quality concerns'" over Chinese-made products.
  • Chinese virologists urge longer isolation for discharged COVID-19 patients retesting positive Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- New research shows that young and mild COVID-19 patients appear to be retested positive after being discharged and they show no obvious clinical symptom and disease progression upon re-admission. Some virologists called for prolonged isolation and detailed observation for discharged patients while using high-sensitive detection kits as much as possible.
  • Chinese ambassador refutes doubts about coronavirus death toll Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- Approximately 10,000 people died in Wuhan in the past two months because of other reasons, plus more than 2,000 victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, which explains clearly why there was a long line in front of funeral homes in the city after they reopened on March 23, Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye told the French media.
  • 1,541 asymptomatic cases under observation People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- China has 1,541 people with asymptomatic novel coronavirus infections under medical observation as of Monday, including 205 from overseas, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.
  • Over one-third of existing COVID-19 cases on Chinese mainland serious or critical: official People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- Over one-third of all the existing domestic COVID-19 cases in the Chinese mainland are in serious or critical conditions, the National Health Commission (NHC) said Wednesday.
  • China's Wuhan reports one imported COVID-19 case People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- The central Chinese city of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province hard hit by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), reported Tuesday a new COVID-19 case, local health authorities said Wednesday.
  • Chinese mainland reports 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Wednesday it received reports of 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday, of which 35 were imported.
  • China's Wuhan reports one imported COVID-19 case People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- The central Chinese city of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province hard hit by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), reported Tuesday a new COVID-19 case, local health authorities said Wednesday.
  • China moves to ensure quality of medical supply exports People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- China has taken new measures to ensure the quality of medical supplies exports amid the global fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), authorities said.
  • Chinese mainland reports 35 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported 35 new imported cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 806, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
  • 35 overseas Chinese students diagnosed with COVID-19: official People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- Thirty-five Chinese students studying abroad have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) so far, said an education official.
  • Beijing reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- Beijing reported three new imported cases of COVID-19 Monday, two of whom coming from Serbia and one from Spain, a local health official said Tuesday.
  • Carriers with no symptoms a concern People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- Some Chinese medical experts are calling for more measures to contain the spread of asymptomatic COVID-19 as more such cases have been reported across the country.
  • A little help goes a long way: China offers help to other countries and regions tackling COVID-19 People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- The Chinese government and public have selflessly extended a helping hand to other countries and regions around the world to help in their fight against COVID-19, a lethal virus that has been rampaging around the globe since December, despite the fact that China is still under pressure from imported cases and possible rebound in domestic cases.
  • Politicizing China's foreign assistance does no good for global efforts against COVID-19 People's Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- While China offers help and support to countries affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some have attempted to politicize China's assistance, following concerns over the quality of some Chinese-made equipment.
  • EU Monitor: Russia, China Sow Distrust In West Through Coronavirus Disinformation RFE/RL 01 Apr 2020 -- Russia and China continue to deploy a campaign of disinformation around the coronavirus outbreak that could have "harmful consequences" for public health around the world, according to a report published by the EU's foreign-policy arm.
  • China has no intention to compare with other countries on COVID-19 aid Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- China has been offering assistance to other countries while combating COVID-19 at home, and China has no intention to compare with other countries in doing this, China's Foreign Ministry said following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claim that the US' contribution to the World Health Organization (WHO) is 10 times that of China.
  • China willing to share virus experience, equipment with India: FM Global Times 01 Apr 2020 -- China said it is willing to share with India its own experience on fighting COVID-19 and to provide possible aid in its fight against the virus, a spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Wednesday, which marked the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
  • China retains long-suspended railway to ensure maneuverability in war PLA Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- The Anhui-Jiangxi Railway connecting line under the Guixi Railway Station of Yingtan District in East China's Jiangxi Province will still be preserved after being suspended for over 10 years, announced the China Railway Nanchang Group on March 30, 2020.
  • PLA garrison in Hong Kong reports helicopter incident PLA Daily 01 Apr 2020 -- The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army reported a helicopter accident during its training at a park on Monday afternoon, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said in a statement on Tuesday via its official website.



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