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23 April 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Residents of Chinese Cities Fear Ongoing Virus Transmission as Man Sues Province Radio Free Asia 23 Apr 2020 -- A government employee in the central Chinese province of Hubei, worst-hit by the coronavirus epidemic, is sueing the provincial government over its handling of the outbreak, as local residents said they fear a fresh wave of infections.
- China hands medical aid to Iraqi military to contain COVID-19 PLA Daily 23 Apr 2020 -- Chinese Ambassador to Iraq Zhang Tao on Wednesday handed medical aid to Iraqi Ministry of Defense to fight COVID-19.
- Thousands of Returning Migrant Workers From China Strain Resources in Myanmar's Kokang Region Radio Free Asia 23 Apr 2020 -- Officials in Kokang, a remote corner of Myanmar bordering China, said Thursday they lack the capacity to quarantine thousands of migrant workers who have returned from jobs in China amid the coronavirus outbreak, and they urged the central government to come up with other options.
- Chinese, Indian diplomats monitoring allegations about 'inaccurate' Chinese test kits Global Times 23 Apr 2020 -- Diplomats from both China and India said they are aware of complaints alleging that China's medical supply exports to fight the coronavirus pandemic are "inaccurate" on Wednesday.
- China donates 20,000 face masks to Greece Global Times 23 Apr 2020 -- Greece welcomed on Wednesday the donation by China to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus at hosting facilities, where thousands of refugees and migrants are accommodated.
- Study: COVID-19 Cases in China Possibly 4 Times Higher Than Official Numbers Sputnik 23 Apr 2020 -- A study published in the journal The Lancet on Tuesday suggests that the real number of COVID-19 cases in China might be four times higher than officials have publicly stated.
- China sends team to border province to guide prevention of imported COVID-19 Global Times 23 Apr 2020 -- China's central government has sent a guidance team to Yunnan Province in Southwest China as the province faces growing pressure from imported cases of COVID-19, according to a statement by the provincial government website on Thursday.
- Chinese companies can sue US government for COVID-19 losses: expert Global Times 23 Apr 2020 -- Due to the mishandling of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the US, some Chinese companies and associations could file lawsuits against the US government, demanding compensation for their losses while experts in China's legal sphere have started research and risk-evaluation on this matter in the past two weeks, sources told the Global Times on Wednesday.
- Revelation of infections cast shadow on school reopening despite expert assurance Global Times 23 Apr 2020 -- The revelation of student and teacher infections of the COVID-19 in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, has raised public concerns as the entire country is reopening schools, but top Chinese medical experts and education sector insiders said that the in-place COVID-19 epidemic control and prevention mechanism will ensure that sporadic domestic cases won't lead to another large-scale outbreak.
- Shenzhen announces 27 COVID-19 infections among teachers and students, causing alarm as schools across China begin to reopen Global Times 23 Apr 2020 -- Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong Province have reported 27 COVID-19 cases among teachers and students, causing alarm as nearly 35 million students in China have returned to schools.
- Not necessary to test everyone: leading epidemiologist Global Times 23 Apr 2020 -- A leading epidemiologist has said it is not necessary to conduct a COVID-19 test on everyone, as China calls for testing ability to be boosted and testing scale to be expanded amid the recent reemergence of COVID-19 epidemic in some provinces.
- China to donate another 30 mln USD supporting WHO's fight against COVID-19 Global Times 23 Apr 2020 -- China decided to donate another 30 million U.S. dollars to the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of global efforts to fight COVID-19 and the construction of public health systems in developing countries, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Thursday.
- China's COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000 for first time People's Daily 23 Apr 2020 -- China has seen its current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases dropped to 959 on Wednesday, the first time for the number to fall below 1,000, the National Health Commission said at a press conference.
- Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak People's Daily 23 Apr 2020 -- Here are the latest developments on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China:
- China calls for higher capability, wider range of COVID-19 testing People's Daily 23 Apr 2020 -- Chinese authorities on Wednesday called for efforts to enhance the capability and widen the range of COVID-19 infection testing.
- Chinese mainland reports 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 23 Apr 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Thursday that it received reports of 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland Wednesday, of which six were imported.
- China's Hubei reports no increase in COVID-19 cases People's Daily 23 Apr 2020 -- No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported in central China's Hubei Province Wednesday, local health authority said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports six new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 23 Apr 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported six new imported cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Wednesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,616, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- Malaysia Fears Presence of Warships in South China Sea May Spike Tension Sputnik 23 Apr 2020 -- The South China Sea is a disputed region where overlapping claims are made by China, Vietnam, Brunei, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Malaysia. Earlier this week, Beijing issued a proclamation of sovereignty over dozens of geographical features in the South China Sea, weeks after Vietnam protested China's right to do so.
- Beijing Slams 'Certain US Politicians' for Meddling in South China Sea Issue Sputnik 23 Apr 2020 -- China laid sovereignty claims over dozens of locations in the contested South China Sea on Sunday, including islands, shoals, reefs, and mountain ridges.
- U.S. Calls Out Intimidation as China Pressures Malaysian Drillship Radio Free Asia 23 Apr 2020 -- The top U.S. diplomat has accused China of deploying an energy survey ship to contested waters off Malaysia to intimidate other South China Sea claimants from developing hydrocarbon resources in the region's resource-rich waters.
- Nomads Urge China to Drop Plan to Make Tibetan Schools in Ngaba Teach in Chinese Radio Free Asia 23 Apr 2020 -- Tibetan nomads in China's western Sichuan province have appealed to the Chinese government to drop a plan that would make Mandarin Chinese the official language of instruction in Tibetan schools in the Ngaba (in Chinese Ābà) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
- U.S. Aid To Greenland Looks To Counter Russian, Chinese Influence In Arctic RFE/RL 23 Apr 2020 -- The United States will give $12 million in economic aid to Greenland and open a consulate on the island in a bid to strengthen mutual ties and counter growing Russian and Chinese interests in the Arctic.
- Military releases surveillance photo of Liaoning aircraft carrier CNA 23 Apr 2020 -- Taiwan's military on Thursday released for the first time a surveillance photograph it took of the Chinese aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, as it monitored the passage of a Chinese carrier battle group in waters south of the country a day earlier.
- Report: US Believes China Spread False Information in US About Coronavirus Response VOA 23 Apr 2020 -- U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Chinese operatives helped spread false messages that claimed the Trump administration was planning to impose a nationwide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to The New York Times.
- Local govts cautious about property stimulus amid COVID19 due to speculation concern Global Times 23 Apr 2020 -- Chinese local govts are cautious about introducing property stimulus policies due to fear of speculation, experts said on Thursday, after Jingzhou, a city in Central China's Hubei Province, withdrew its new stimulus policies after introducing them just two days ago.
- US Holocaust Museum Adds China to List of Case Studies Over Mass Internment of Uyghurs Radio Free Asia 23 Apr 2020 -- The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHHM) on Thursday added China to its list of 15 country case studies for Beijing's mass internment of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), saying the three-year-old camp system represented "crimes against humanity."
- Sweden to Shutter Last Confucius Teaching Program Amid Souring Ties Radio Free Asia 23 Apr 2020 -- Authorities in Sweden are to close down the last Confucius classroom run by a branch of the ruling Chinese Communist Party in Beijing, making the country the first in Europe to shut down a key area of China's soft power, according to media reports.
- China's Maneuvering Spells Turbulence for Hong Kong, Analysts Say VOA 23 Apr 2020 -- Analysts are predicting that China's recent high-profile posturing over Hong Kong signals a bumpy political future for the semiautonomous city and the likely return of mass protests.
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