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27 May 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Beijing to launch detailed daily virus prevention directive after COVID-19 epidemic Global Times 27 May 2020 -- The medical authority of Beijing published a draft directive on daily virus prevention, which covers 60 scenarios in people's daily life, aiming to lead citizens to make a habit of civilized and healthy lifestyles.
- Blame game in COVID-19 nothing but self-deception: CPPCC members on U.S. anti-China bills People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- Multiple anti-China bills on COVID-19 were recently proposed by U.S. congresspersons. However, the U.S. accusation is neither evidence-based nor has legal basis, said Chinese political advisors, suggesting that the members of U.S. Congress urge the White House to take more effective control measures and reinforce international cooperation.
- Shanghai reports one new imported COVID-19 case People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- Shanghai reported one new imported COVID-19 case and zero increase in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, the municipal health commission said Wednesday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Wednesday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday.
- Chinese mainland reports one new imported COVID-19 case People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported one new imported COVID-19 case Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,732, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
- 3 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- Three COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
- China's Jilin reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic cases were reported in northeast China's Jilin Province on Tuesday, the provincial health commission said Wednesday.
- China's Heilongjiang reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Tuesday, the provincial health commission said Wednesday.
- China's Hubei reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Tuesday, the provincial health commission said Wednesday.
- Situation in China-India border area is stable and under control: Chinese FM Global Times 27 May 2020 -- The overall situation in the China-India border area is stable and under control, and the two countries are capable of resolving border issues through dialogue and negotiations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, following reports claiming China had moved 5,000 troops to the China-India border area.
- Construction begins on 40 key projects in Tibet's Nyingchi Global Times 27 May 2020 -- Construction has begun on 40 key projects in the city of Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, authorities said Wednesday.
- "Taiwan independence" attempts doomed to failure: Spokesperson of military delegation to NPC PLA Daily 27 May 2020 -- It was pointed out in this year's government work report that the major principles and policies on work related to Taiwan shall be kept, and any separatist activities seeking "Taiwan independence" be resolutely opposed and deterred. Wu Qian, spokesperson of Delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and People's Armed Police Force (PAP) to the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), said in an interview on Tuesday that any attempt to seek "Taiwan independence" and resist reunification with force is doomed to failure.
- China Building Its Biggest Search and Rescue Ship Yet For South China Sea Radio Free Asia 27 May 2020 -- China says it is nearing completion of a 450-foot-long search and rescue ship, the largest such vessel in its fleet, that will enter service with the Ministry of Transport's South China Sea Rescue Bureau.
- China's 2nd aircraft carrier Shandong conducts testing, training mission in wake of COVID-19 Global Times 27 May 2020 -- China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first domestically built one, the Shandong, is now conducting testing and training missions at sea, the state broadcaster confirmed on Wednesday, after local residents saw the warship leaving a shipyard on Monday.
- China's president orders military to prepare for war Press TV 27 May 2020 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered China's armed forces to "comprehensively" strengthen the training of troops and be prepared for war, as tensions rise between Beijing and a number of other countries.
- China's giant wind tunnel to accelerate development of warplanes Global Times 27 May 2020 -- Under development for more than eight years, China's latest, world-leading wind tunnel is now ready to help develop new warplanes after reaching a milestone on Tuesday by successfully testing and receiving data for an in-development aircraft. With its help, China will be able to develop new warplanes faster and perform better, experts said on Wednesday.
- China's top legislature reviews draft amendment of People's Armed Police Force Law Global Times 27 May 2020 -- China on Sunday drafted an amendment to the Law on People's Armed Police Force, detailing its scope and responsibilities in such things as dealing with emergency situations, anti-terrorism, disaster relief, maritime law enforcement, and defense combat.
- Xi emphasizes strengthening national defense, armed forces People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday stressed achieving the targets and missions of strengthening the national defense and armed forces for 2020, while maintaining effective epidemic control on a regular basis.
- Xi urges military combat readiness PLA Daily 27 May 2020 -- President Xi Jinping urged the Chinese military on Tuesday to strive to overcome difficulties created by COVID-19 in order to realize this year's goals and missions given by the Communist Party of China and the Chinese people.
- Military deputy to NPC urges improving response mechanisms for public health emergencies PLA Daily 27 May 2020 -- On Tuesday afternoon, the Delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and People's Armed Police Force (PAP) held a plenary meeting at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC). Eight deputies to the NPC addressed at the meeting, among whom Lieut. Gen. Li Yong, commander of the Joint Logistic Support Force (JLSF), put forward suggestions on how to improve the response mechanisms for public health emergencies.
- Military deputies and members of two sessions discuss educational topics PLA Daily 27 May 2020 -- During the ongoing two sessions, some military deputies shared experience on topics in the educational sector that have drawn close attention recently and submitted relevant motions and proposals.
- Central govt ready for any situation; separatists plan illegal assembly Global Times 27 May 2020 -- Central government authorities, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) government reiterated their strong support and unshakable will for the new national security law for Hong Kong late Monday and Tuesday, showing that the law is imperative and non-negotiable, and warned the radical forces should not underestimate the determination of the central government, while anti-government and separatist forces are planning illegal protests and an assembly on Wednesday.
- P.R.C. National People's Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation US Dept. of State 27 May 2020 -- Last week, the People's Republic of China (PRC) National People's Congress announced its intention to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. Beijing's disastrous decision is only the latest in a series of actions that fundamentally undermine Hong Kong's autonomy and freedoms and China's own promises to the Hong Kong people under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, a UN-filed international treaty.
- Briefing on P.R.C. National People's Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation US Dept. of State 27 May 2020
- Secretary Pompeo's Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab US Dept. of State 27 May 2020
- Pompeo Says Hong Kong 'No Longer Autonomous from China' VOA 27 May 2020 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he has reported to the U.S. Congress that Hong Kong is "no longer autonomous from China" and "Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws," given facts on the ground.
- Pompeo Tells Congress Hong Kong is No Longer Autonomous From China Sputnik 27 May 2020 -- On 28 May, the National People's Congress of China is expected to vote on the bill that suggests banning "separatist, subversive and terrorist activities" along with any form of foreign interference in Hong Kong.
- Hong Kong Police Disperse Protesters Opposing National Security, Anthem Laws VOA 27 May 2020 -- Hong Kong police arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday after tens of thousands of people protested the adoption of a controversial national security law that is poised to pass in Beijing on Thursday and a proposed law criminalizing the disrespect of China's national anthem.
- China's Hong Kong Security Law Risks 'Intimidating' US, Observers Say VOA 27 May 2020 -- China Thursday concluded its week-long, annual political gatherings known as two sessions, with the top legislature approving a national security law on Hong Kong – a measure that could allow Beijing to tighten its grip on the semi-autonomous territory.
- Taiwan to Offer Effective Asylum to People Fleeing Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 27 May 2020 -- Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday doubled down on offers of help for Hong Kong with effective asylum for residents fleeing an 'anti-terrorism' crackdown on the city.
- Taiwan to provide assistance to Hong Kongers: Tsai CNA 27 May 2020 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday that she and Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) have decided the government will launch a program to provide assistance to Hong Kong people arriving in Taiwan.
- National security law enactment to start Global Times 27 May 2020 -- Despite how hard some Western media outlets depict swarms of illegal protesters in Hong Kong as "heroically" anti-government, protesters' attempt to illegally besiege the Legislative Council (LegCo) and instigate more to join their radical movement failed on Wednesday.
- HK's foreign judges should be barred from national security trials: NPC deputy Global Times 27 May 2020 -- A Hong Kong lawyer and deputy to China's National People's Congress (NPC) defended her proposal that foreign judges be barred from national security trials, citing conflict of interests.
- PLA's HK garrison will carry out central govt's policies People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- Major General Chen Daoxiang, commander of the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison, said his troops will firmly execute the central government's policies and decisions and strive to safeguard the city's long-term prosperity and stability.
- HKSAR gov't to fully support national security legislation: chief executive People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the national legislature's national security legislation for Hong Kong is in strict accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law, and the HKSAR government will fully support the legislation.
- HKSAR gov't official calls for understanding national security legislation from perspective of constitutional order People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- An official of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Tuesday the legal process of the national legislature to introduce national security legislation for Hong Kong is enshrined in law, justified in logic and reasonable in the circumstances of the current situation.
- HKSAR gov't official calls foreign criticisms on China's HK national security legislation "hypocrisy and double standards" PLA Daily 27 May 2020 -- Chief Secretary for Administration of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Matthew Cheung said Wednesday that foreign attacks on the national security legislation for Hong Kong smack of "hypocrisy and double standards."
- Hong Kong parliament debating security bill amid tightened security Press TV 27 May 2020 -- Hundreds of riot police have been deployed in and around Hong Kong's financial district and parliament building as the Legislative Council debates a new national security bill.
- Police Arrest Hundreds Amid Renewed Anti-Beijing Protests in Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 27 May 2020 -- Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested more than 300 people amid renewed street protests ahead of China's imposition of draconian sedition laws on the city, bypassing its Legislative Council (LegCo).
- Hong Kong is 'No Longer Autonomous,' Pompeo Tells US Congress After China Intervention Radio Free Asia 27 May 2020 -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he had told the U.S. Congress that Beijing's imposition of a draconian national security law in Hong Kong show that the former British colony is not autonomous from China, setting the stage for review of the city's trade privileges.
- China ready for looming financial war initiated by US Global Times 27 May 2020 -- China should prepare for a potential financial showdown with the US, as the Trump administration appears to be waging a financial war on China, with crackdowns on US-listed Chinese companies and threats of sanctions over national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), financial sector experts said on Thursday.
- China's Ministry of Public Security opposes US move to add its affiliated institution to entity list Global Times 27 May 2020 -- The Ministry of Public Security of China expressed its strong dissatisfaction and firmly opposes the US Commerce Department's decision to put the Institute of Forensic Science under the ministry onto the US entity list, urging the US side to immediately revoke the erroneous decision, according to an open statement issued on Wednesday night.
- Chinese lawmakers denounce COVID-19 bills at US Congress as typical "political manipulation" Global Times 27 May 2020 -- Some US Congress members' bills accusing China of lacking transparency or being responsible for the novel coronavirus spread in the United States are nothing but "political manipulation," Chinese lawmakers have said.
- Chinese Embassy in Kenya refutes reports of firm being kicked out of rail operation Global Times 27 May 2020 -- The Chinese Embassy in Kenya said that recent media reports suggesting the Kenya government was urged to stop a Chinese company from running rail lines in the country were untrue.
- Chinese lawmakers propose foreign states immunities law People's Daily 27 May 2020 -- Chinese lawmakers have proposed formulating a foreign states immunities law following malicious litigations filed against China over its COVID-19 response.
- US Congress Passes Uyghur Rights Act Authorizing Sanctions For Abuses in Xinjiang Radio Free Asia 27 May 2020 -- The U.S. Congress passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 on Wednesday, marking the first legislation by any government to target China for its persecution of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), despite threats of retaliation from Beijing.
- Canadian Court Lets Extradition Proceedings Continue Against Huawei CFO VOA 27 May 2020 -- In the closely watched extradition proceedings against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzho, a Canadian court found that the fraud the tech executive is accused of by the United States, if proven, would also be criminal in Canada.
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