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28 May 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- China's Campaign to Cut Plastic Trash Delayed by Coronavirus Radio Free Asia 28 May 2020 -- China's coronavirus lockdown has brought a halt to the nation's nascent efforts to recycle plastic trash.
- China's PLA donates medical supplies to Lebanese army to help fight COVID-19 PLA Daily 28 May 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday donated surgical face masks, goggles, protective clothing and other medical supplies to the Lebanese army to help combat COVID-19.
- China, US should respect each others' core interests: Chinese PM warns Press TV 28 May 2020 -- The Chinese prime minister says China and the United States should respect each others' core interests and try to settle their differences, warning that persisting rows between Beijing and Washington will harm both sides.
- Billions in the Balance as US Weighs Changing Hong Kong Trade Status VOA 28 May 2020 -- Billions of dollars in trade are hanging in the balance as U.S. lawmakers consider suspending Hong Kong's special trading status after the State Department said it could no longer certify the territory's high degree of autonomy from China.
- China willing to share COVID-19 vaccines, medicines with world: premier People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- China is open to international cooperation on the research and development of vaccines, medicines and testing reagents for COVID-19, and is willing to share the deliverables with the world, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday.
- China's Jilin reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic cases were reported in northeast China's Jilin Province on Wednesday, the provincial health commission said Thursday.
- China's Heilongjiang reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Wednesday, the provincial health commission said Thursday.
- China's Hubei reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Wednesday, the provincial health commission said Thursday.
- Shanghai reports one new imported COVID-19 case People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- Shanghai reported one new imported COVID-19 case and zero increase in locally transmitted COVID-19 cases for Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.
- 8 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- Eight COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Wednesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports 2 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported two new imported COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,734, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Thursday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday.
- Two new infections of Covid-19 virus in China SPA 28 May 2020 -- China today, announced two new infections with Covid-19 virus over the past 24 hours.
- India Rules Out Mediation Offer by US President Trump on Border Stand-off With China Sputnik 28 May 2020 -- US President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, took to Twitter to inform India and China about Washington's readiness to mediate their border stand-off which erupted in the first week of May over infrastructure development works in the Ladakh region.
- India, China Prepare for Long Haul as Satellite Images Show Heavy Troop, Vehicle Movement in Ladakh Sputnik 28 May 2020 -- India and China say they are using diplomatic channels to deflate border tension but the heavy movement of troops and vehicles suggest otherwise. The Asian giants have been in a conflict over infrastructure development near the Line of Actual Control.
- US Conducts 2nd Freedom of Navigation Operation in Paracels in a Month Radio Free Asia 28 May 2020 -- The U.S. Navy on Thursday sailed a guided missile destroyer close to the Paracel Islands, its latest freedom of navigation operation in the disputed South China Sea, drawing a furious reaction from Beijing.
- PLA expels US warship illegally trespassing into S.China Sea Global Times 28 May 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday expelled a US warship that trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, and the US operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic showed the US is the source that sabotages peace and stability in the South China Sea, a Chinese military spokesperson said on Thursday.
- China slams US warship's illegal intrusion into China's territorial waters off Xisha Islands PLA Daily 28 May 2020 -- A US guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off the Xisha Islands without China's permission on May 28, 2020. In response, the Southern Theater Command (STC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) organized naval and air forces to conduct whole-process monitoring and verification on the US warship and warned off it. Senior Colonel Li Huamin, spokesperson for the PLA STC, said in a written statement on Thursday.
- Military deputy to NPC calls for improved actual combat level under normalized epidemic prevention and control PLA Daily 28 May 2020 -- In a special test to combat COVID-19, Chinese military has worked hard for more than 80 days and achieved the goal of winning the battle with zero infection. Currently, implementing military training under conditions of normalized epidemic prevention and control is an emerging concern for the troops.
- China Seen As Rising Military Power In Central Asia, Foreshadowing Future Friction With Russia RFE/RL 28 May 2020 -- China is steadily increasing its security footprint in Central Asia and closing the gap with Russia, a trend that could see Moscow's influence "undermined in the coming decade," according to a new report.
- Joint Statement on Hong Kong US Dept. of State 28 May 2020 -- The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
- US, 3 Other Countries Condemn China's Move to Control Hong Kong VOA 28 May 2020 -- The U.S., Britain, Australia and Canada on Thursday condemned China's decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, saying it would "dramatically erode" its autonomy and threaten its stability and prosperity.
- UK Joins Condemnation of China's Hong Kong Bill as Undermining 'One Country, Two Systems' Principle Sputnik 28 May 2020 -- The new security legislation for Hong Kong has made it a crime for citizens to undermine Beijing's authority in the territory. It could also see China installing its own security agencies in the region for the first time.
- China Rubber-Stamps Plan to Impose Sedition Law on Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 28 May 2020 -- Beijing on Thursday ratified a plan to impose draconian sedition and subversion legislation on Hong Kong that would enable its feared state security police to operate in the city, which was promised the continuation of its traditional freedoms under the 1997 handover to China.
- Chinese Parliament Passes Resolution on Hong Kong Security Bill Sputnik 28 May 2020 -- Protests have erupted in Hong Kong in recent days over two controversial bills, which are being reviewed by the Chinese parliament. One of the bills seeks to outlaw secessionism in the territory, while the other stipulates hefty fines or jail terms for those ridiculing China's anthem.
- China's Parliament Approves Controversial National Security Law for Hong Kong VOA 28 May 2020 -- China's rubber stamp parliament has approved a new national security law for Hong Kong that critics say threatens the city's semi-autonomous status.
- Highlights of China's decision on Hong Kong national security legislation PLA Daily 28 May 2020 -- China's national legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), on Thursday adopted a decision on Hong Kong national security legislation.
- China rejects US call for UN Security Council meeting over Hong Kong Press TV 28 May 2020 -- China has rejected attempts by the United States to have the United Nations Security Council hold a meeting over Beijing's proposed national security law for Hong Kong, emphasizing that the issue is an internal matter.
- International Concerns Grow Over Rule of Law in Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 28 May 2020 -- The passage through China's rubber-stamp parliament of plans to impose a draconian subversion and sedition law on Hong Kong sparked further international criticism on Thursday, with the governments of the U.K., U.S., Australia, and Canada expressing "deep concern" over the city's future.
- Tsai denounces China's approved national security law for Hong Kong CNA 28 May 2020 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday that a national security law approved by China earlier in the day would undermine freedom and rule of law in Hong Kong and that her administration was planning how best to assist asylum seekers from the special administrative region.
- Taiwan finalizing plan to help Hong Kong asylum seekers: MAC CNA 28 May 2020 -- The Taiwan government is devising an action plan to offer humanitarian assistance to people in Hong Kong who wish to seek asylum, and the draft will be completed within a week, the agency in charge of cross-Taiwan Strait relations said Thursday.
- China's top legislature adopts draft decision on HK national security legislation Global Times 28 May 2020 -- China's top legislature voted on Thursday to adopt a draft decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) to safeguard national security at the closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress.
- US cancellation of HK special status 'beneath notice' Global Times 28 May 2020 -- The US' move to announce that Hong Kong is "no longer autonomous from China" and threatening to cancel the city's special status in trade won't shake China's determination to finish national security legislation for Hong Kong to crack down on anti-China activities in the city sponsored by the US and other foreign interests, said Chinese analysts, and they even encouraged the central government to speed up the legislation to clean up the mess in Hong Kong as soon as possible.
- Pompeo makes arrogant, hysterical statements about HK autonomy Global Times 28 May 2020 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement in the late evening on Wednesday (Beijing time) that reads, "No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China." He stated that Hong Kong "does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as US laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997." He also said hypocritically, "We stand with the people of Hong Kong."
- Education on Chinese history and national identity needs to be boosted in Hong Kong: experts Global Times 28 May 2020 -- As the Ministry of Education is in its annual process of selecting and dispatching teachers from the Chinese mainland to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, some experts and officials are calling for a boost to education on Chinese history and national identity among students and teachers.
- China adopts decision to make Hong Kong national security laws People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- China is set to make Hong Kong national security laws as a related decision was adopted at the national legislature on Thursday.
- Chinese lawmakers deliberate draft decision on Hong Kong national security legislation People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- Chinese lawmakers deliberating a draft decision on national security legislation for Hong Kong agreed that it is a major move that will help safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, as well as Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability.
- HKSAR Legislative Council resumes 2nd reading debate on National Anthem Bill People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- The Legislative Council (LegCo) of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday resumed the second reading debate on the National Anthem Bill and will continue the debate on Thursday as the procedure is not finished.
- Chinese premier says China fully, faithfully implements "one country, two systems" People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Thursday said the Chinese central government has been fully and faithfully implementing "one country, two systems."
- China fully, faithfully implements "one country, two systems": premier PLA Daily 28 May 2020 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Thursday said the central government has been fully and faithfully implementing "one country, two systems."
- Highlights from Premier Li's news conference People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- Premier Li Keqiang started a press conference Thursday after the closing of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress.
- China has wisdom, ability to handle its own affairs: premier People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- The Chinese nation has the wisdom and capabilities to handle its own affairs, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday.
- Li maintains focus on economy amid rising tensions Global Times 28 May 2020 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday sent the clearest signal yet that China will maintain its strategic focus on keeping domestic social and economic development stable, even as the country faces an increasingly complex and challenging external environment marked by near "cold war" tensions with the US.
- Top legislature adopts Civil Code Global Times 28 May 2020 -- If someone steals my virtual goods in a video game, can I get them back? Can my unborn baby inherit property? Can I sue someone for using my voice for deep faking?Now, you can get the answers to all these questions simply by opening the encyclopedia of your life, China's first Civil Code, which has been adopted by the nation's top legislature.
- China slams 'unjust' Huawei CFO ruling Global Times 28 May 2020 -- A Canadian court on Thursday defied widespread expectations and ruled to keep Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in custody, a move China firmly opposes, with Chinese experts saying it shows that Canada has completely surrendered its self-proclaimed judicial and diplomatic independence to US bullying, and foreshadows the "worst-ever" China-Canada ties.
- China expresses firm opposition to Huawei CFO ruling, urging Canada to release the Chinese citizen Global Times 28 May 2020 -- China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to a Canadian court's ruling to keep Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in custody, urging the country to immediately release the Chinese citizen.
- Ruling on Meng 'won't alter Huawei's set strategy Global Times 28 May 2020 -- A court ruling in Canada over the fate of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou has again put the Chinese tech giant in the global spotlight. The ruling, though disappointing, won't alter the firm's set strategy toward the US supplies ban - from building backups and finding alternatives to quietly adjusting its management structure for long-term development.
- China's top legislature holds closing meeting of annual session People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders attended the meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
- China to promote peaceful reunification: premier People's Daily 28 May 2020 -- China will promote the peaceful reunification of the country, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday in response to a question related to Taiwan.
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