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11 May 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Police Arrest Hundreds During Renewed Hong Kong Protests, Clashes Radio Free Asia 11 May 2020 -- Hong Kong police arrested at least 230 people during protests at the weekend, as pro-Beijing politicians blamed the city's liberal education system for a 'lack of respect' among young people.
- China's Top Universities Cancel Entrance Exams For Overseas Students Radio Free Asia 11 May 2020 -- Universities in China have begun canceling entrance examinations for overseas students, citing coronavirus concerns, as the central city of Wuhan reported a new cluster of cases for the first time since its lockdown was lifted.
- Chinese doctors head for Zimbabwe to aid fight against COVID-19 Global Times 11 May 2020 -- China has sent a team of 12 medical experts to Zimbabwe to help with the African country's fight against COVID-19.
- China Reports Spike in New COVID-19 Cases VOA 11 May 2020 -- China's health commission is reporting a spike in new COVID-19 cases in several provinces, prompting health officials to urge citizens to use personal protection. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus.
- 4.18mn infected with coronavirus; China, South Korea see new emerging clusters Press TV 11 May 2020 -- The respiratory illness COVID-19, which is caused by the new coronavirus, has now afflicted some 4,181,218 people and killed 282,500 others globally, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- China leads vaccine R&D, no need to steal Global Times 11 May 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry and experts have slammed rumors hyped by the US side that Chinese hackers and spies are trying to steal their research materials for COVID-19 vaccine and drug development, saying the two countries are developing different products and that China is actually leading in vaccine development.
- Is 2nd wave of COVID19 looming as clustered infections re-emerge in China? Global Times 11 May 2020 -- While clustered infections of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 have re-emerged in two provinces, Chinese experts are reassuring the public over concerns regarding a potential second wave of the epidemic, calling such cases sporadic and normal for major infectious diseases.
- Another region in Jilin on high alert as more domestic COVID-19 cases reported Global Times 11 May 2020 -- Another region in Northeast China's Jilin Province has leveled up its epidemic response level following Shulan city, as more confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday.
- Few scattered rebounds in Wuhan not a sign of second wave: experts Global Times 11 May 2020 -- Central China's Hubei Province reported five new cases of COVID-19 infection on Sunday, all of which emerged from silent carriers in the city of Wuhan.
- China's Jilin reports 3 new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 May 2020 -- Northeast China's Jilin Province reported three new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, local health authorities said Monday.
- China's Hubei reports 5 new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 May 2020 -- Five new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Sunday, the provincial health commission said Monday.
- Chinese mainland reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 May 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Sunday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,690, the National Health Commission said Monday.
- Chinese mainland reports 17 new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 May 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Monday that it received reports of 17 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday, of which seven were imported cases reported in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
- Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak People's Daily 11 May 2020 -- Here are the latest developments on COVID-19 in China:
- US Plans to Accuse China of Hacking COVID-19 Vaccine Research VOA 11 May 2020 -- For months, U.S. officials have been warning about a spike in cyberattacks during the coronavirus pandemic, but they've stopped short of pointing fingers at any one country.
- US Security Agencies Reportedly to Warn of Chinese Hackers Seeking to Obtain COVID-19 Vaccine Data Sputnik 11 May 2020 -- Previously, the UK and the US issued a joint warning that hackers from a number of foreign states were reportedly seeking to access COVID-19-related data, including on vaccine research, amid closed borders and lockdowns set in place to thwart the spread of the pandemic.
- India, China troops scuffle along disputed border: Indian army Press TV 11 May 2020 -- Indian and Chinese soldiers have reportedly engaged in verbal and physical clashes along the disputed border between the two countries, as a result of which several troops have been injured on both sides.
- Beijing Issues Protest to Tokyo Over Incident Near Disputed Islands Sputnik 11 May 2020 -- Beijing has issued an official protest to Tokyo over an incident involving Chinese patrol ships and a Japanese fishing vessel near the disputed Diaoyudao Islands, known in Japan as Senkaku Islands, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said at a briefing on Monday.
- China Expected to Ignore Philippine Protest over Upgrade of a Disputed Islet VOA 11 May 2020 -- China is expected to ignore a Philippine protest against creation of an "administrative center" on a disputed islet because Manila has few means to follow up, but the outcry could throttle Beijing's eventual pursuit of more legal control over Asia's most hotly disputed sea.
- China urges New Zealand to discard illusions and stop wrong commentary on Taiwan island-related issues Global Times 11 May 2020 -- China urged New Zealand to strictly abide by the one-China principle, and immediately stop wrong commentary and misdeeds on Taiwan island-related issues, so as not to damage China-New Zealand relations, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday.
- University of Arkansas Professor Arrested for Wire Fraud US Dept. of Justice 11 May 2020 -- Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, David Clay Fowlkes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Diane Upchurch of the FBI Little Rock Field Office announced today that Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was arrested on Friday, May 8, 2020, on charges related to Wire Fraud.
- China opposes US escalating political oppression of Chinese media: FM spokesperson Global Times 11 May 2020 -- China on Monday expressed strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the U.S. decision to shorten visas for Chinese journalists to a 90-day period.
- Amid media war, China slams Washington's 'ideological bias' Press TV 11 May 2020 -- China says it is 'strongly dissatisfied' with a series of strict restrictions and new visa terms recently imposed by Washington on Chinese journalists in the United States, pledging to take countermeasures.
- 'Why So Afraid of Chinese Media?' Beijing Blasts US Over Tightening of Visa Regime for Journalists Sputnik 11 May 2020 -- The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tightened visa guidelines for Chinese journalists on Saturday, stating that the move was a 'response' to China's recent treatment of American media.
- More Than 200 Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested in Hong Kong VOA 11 May 2020 -- More than 200 pro-democracy protesters were arrested in Hong Kong Sunday night after staging a sit-in at a shopping mall in the city's Mong Kok district.
- New wave of unrest risks further sinking HK Global Times 11 May 2020 -- Illegal public gatherings are staging a comeback in Hong Kong, while experts warned that a resurgence of unrest would further damage the city's economy and social order, which had been showing signs of recovery after the double blow of month of riots followed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- HKSAR gov't officials urge society, particularly youngsters, to deter violence People's Daily 11 May 2020 -- Chief Secretary for Administration of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government (HKSAR) Matthew Cheung on Sunday appealed to all members of the public to deter violence, and urged youngsters to stay away from violence and cherish their future.
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