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17 May 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- 62 Countries Back Joint Australia-EU Initiative For Independent Inquiry Into COVID-19 Outbreak Sputnik 17 May 2020 -- The development comes as the number of those infected with the SARS-CoV-2 strain of coronavirus is gradually approaching the five million mark. Almost 314,000 people have succumbed to the disease and 1.8 million have recovered.
- Two sessions to see flood of public health proposals post COVID-19 epidemic Global Times 17 May 2020 -- As China's most important political events are around the corner, during which the government will subject itself to public oversight and pool the wisdom of national legislators and political advisers, participants of the events and the general public are ready to seize the opportunity to review and reflect on China's response to COVID-19 at the early stage, and make proposals to improve China's overall emergency warning and reporting system to better cope with the possible resurgence of COVID-19 and future infectious diseases.
- Beijing continues strict anti-epidemic measures amid upcoming two sessions Global Times 17 May 2020 -- Beijing continues strict anti-epidemic measures amid upcoming two sessions.
- China exports over 50 bln masks Global Times 17 May 2020 -- China has exported a large amount of anti-epidemic supplies since March 1, including 50.9 billion masks, to support fighting against the global COVID-19 pandemic, official data showed.
- NE China district raises risk level to high Global Times 17 May 2020 -- Fengman district in Jilin city, Northeast China's Jilin Province, has raised its COVID-19 risk level from medium to high, the city government announced on Sunday, after the district reported three new locally transmitted cases.
- Wuhan's massive COVID-19 testing drive aims to eliminate fear, discrimination: govt Global Times 17 May 2020 -- The Wuhan government on Saturday said its citywide testing aims to eliminate fear and discrimination of COVID-19 among its residents, while the cost, which was estimated at 1 billion yuan by some analysts, will be shouldered by the city and district governments. Virologists believed the massive scale of testing will make the city "a safer place."
- 8 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital on Chinese mainland People's Daily 17 May 2020 -- Eight COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospital after recovery on the Chinese mainland Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
- PLA shares experience in COVID-19 fight with militaries from multiple countries PLA Daily 17 May 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has shared its experience in fighting COVID-19 with militaries from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa and Ukraine by videoconference seperately in early May.
- China still faces risk of second wave of COVID-19: Expert Press TV 17 May 2020 -- China's leading respiratory expert has warned that the country still faces the danger of a second wave of COVID-19 infections due to a lack of immunity among the population.
- China Reports 5 New Coronavirus Cases, Down From 8 A Day Earlier SPA 17 May 2020 -- Mainland China reported five new confirmed COVID-19 cases for May 16, down from eight the previous day, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Sunday, Reuters reported.
- European mask buyers 'not clearly state their needs,' complain about quality Global Times 17 May 2020 -- The failure of European buyers and their middlemen to clearly state their needs, combined with insufficient knowledge of the Chinese face mask industry, may have led to the imports of masks that have been categorized as "substandard," industry insiders said on Sunday after the EU suspended delivery of 10 million Chinese masks.
- China's Chang'e-4 probe survives 500 Earth days on Moon's far side Global Times 17 May 2020 -- China's Chang'e-4 probe has survived 500 Earth days on the far side of the moon while conducting a scientific exploration of the virgin territory.
- American Journalists Based in Hong Kong US Dept. of State 17 May 2020
- HK urged to nurture 'closer economic ties' with mainland Global Times 17 May 2020 -- With China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) facing a worsening outlook in economic growth and rising unemployment, experts called for closer economic ties with the Chinese mainland.
- Pompeo Warns US May Reassess Hong Kong Status After Alleged Attack on Press Sputnik 17 May 2020 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned China on Sunday that the United States could change its view of Hong Kong's status in light of what it sees as interference with free press.
- Health assembly should not be diverted by political agenda: observers Global Times 17 May 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is scheduled to hold its 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva on Monday.
- China urges US to immediately stop wrongdoing: MOFCOM Global Times 17 May 2020 -- China urges the US to immediately stop its wrongdoing and create the conditions for business involvement in normal trade and cooperation, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Sunday, hitting back against the latest technology tightening and coercion by the US.
- Huawei ban drags China, US into tech cold war Global Times 17 May 2020 -- The latest US ban on Chinese high-tech firm Huawei Technologies has officially dragged the two countries, which have seen bilateral ties sour amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, into a prolonged cold war in the tech sector, as such a blatant attack against a Chinese company in full swing sent out a warning shot to the entire domestic industry, which has been partially dependent on the US in core technologies, especially high-end chipsets.
- China says will take all necessary measures to protect rights of its firms Press TV 17 May 2020 -- China has warned the United States of retaliation over its new restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei, saying it will take "all necessary measures" to safeguard the company's legitimate rights and interests.
- US unlikely to default on its debt held by China: experts Global Times 17 May 2020 -- It is unlikely the US government will default on its debt held by China and other countries, as some US politicians have suggested, but the threat signals Washington's lack of confidence, as the US' leading economic position is being challenged by China, Chinese financial experts say.
- Chinese, Malaysian defense ministers talk over phone PLA Daily 17 May 2020 -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe held phone talks with the Malaysian Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Friday afternoon.
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