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01 June 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • China's Wuhan Tests 11 Million for COVID-19 VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese city of Wuhan said it has tested its entire population of 11 million people for COVID-19, part of an ambitious national plan to restore public confidence and get the country's economy restarted.
  • China provides medical supplies to Jordan against COVID-19 Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- Jordan and China on Sunday signed an agreement under which China donated a batch of medical supplies to the kingdom to help combat the coronavirus.
  • Statistics speak louder, Trump's accusation over China's incompetence in handling virus contrary to fact: Chinese FM Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry rebuked US President Donald Trump's accusation that the world suffers from COVID-19 because of China's malfeasance, saying that the allegation disrespects Chinese people's efforts and sacrifice in their fight against the pandemic and statistics from the two countries' battle against the virus speak for themselves.
  • Wuhan reports zero COVID-19 asymptomatic patients for first time Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- Health authorities in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province reported zero new cases of COVID-19 silent carriers on Monday for the first time since the city started publishing asymptomatic cases.
  • China's Hubei reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Central China's Hubei Province reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic cases on Sunday, the provincial health commission said Monday.
  • Wuhan reports no new asymptomatic cases for 1st time People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Wuhan, the city in central China's Hubei Province previously hard hit by the novel coronavirus, reported no new asymptomatic cases Sunday, the first time since the provincial capital released figures on the virus carriers showing no symptoms.
  • Chinese mainland reports 16 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported 16 new imported COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,756, the National Health Commission said Monday.
  • Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Monday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Sunday.
  • China Reports 16 New Coronavirus Cases VS 2 A Day Earlier SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- China reported 16 new coronavirus cases for May 31, the highest since May 11 and up from 2 cases reported a day earlier, the country's health commission reported, according to Reuters.
  • Diplomatic, military communication channels between China and India on border issue unimpeded: Chinese FM Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry on Monday stressed that the situation on the China-India border is stable and controllable, and diplomatic and military channels of communication between the two sides are unimpeded, in response to Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's comments assuring the country that the government will not allow India's dignity to be hurt under any circumstances.
  • China sends two satellites into planned orbit People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- China sent two satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest of the country at 4:53 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time).
  • Designers working on new, more powerful Long March 11 rocket PLA Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Designers have begun to develop an upgraded version of the Long March 11 carrier rocket called the Long March 11A, which they said will be wider and taller than the current model and have greater thrust.
  • U.S. Limits the People's Liberation Army's Ability to Use Nonimmigrant Visa Programs to Illicitly Acquire U.S. Technologies and Intellectual Property US Dept. of State 01 Jun 2020 -- "On May 29 President Trump issued a proclamation that limits the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) ability to misuse nonimmigrant student and researcher visa programs. The Trump Administration is committed to achieving a fair and reciprocal relationship with the People's Republic of China (PRC), and also continues to value the important contributions of international students and researchers, including from China. However, the Administration is also committed to protecting our national and economic security."
  • More hospital ships needed for emergencies, adviser says PLA Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- China should build more hospital ships so it can better respond to major medical emergencies, according to a national political adviser from the shipbuilding industry.
  • JLSF makes debut training on handling decommissioned and discarded weapons and ammunition PLA Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- The Joint Logistic Support Force (JLSF) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) organized the first intensified training on the allocation, transportation and disposal of decommissioned and discarded weapons and ammunition in late May, with more than 100 military personnel from the fields of ordnance , transportation, storage, and equipment participating.
  • Chinese peacekeepers play valuable role PLA Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- "Chinese peacekeepers, including civilian, military and police, have played a valuable role in several UN operations over the past 30 years, and I commend them for their service under the blue flag," said Jean-Pierre Lacroix of France, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, in a written interview on May 28.
  • Hong Kong Police Reportedly Ban Annual Tiananmen Square Vigil Over COVID-19 Threat Sputnik 01 Jun 2020 -- The Hong Kong police have banned an annual vigil to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown for the first time in 30 years, citing the need to follow social distancing measures and health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported on Monday.
  • Hong Kong Tiananmen Vigil Officially Banned VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong police on Monday formally banned an annual candlelit vigil to mourn the victims of the crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement that has taken place uninterrupted for 30 years, saying the event would pose a "major threat to public health", said organizers.
  • China Threatens to Retaliate Against US Over Hong Kong VOA 01 Jun 2020 -- China has threatened to retaliate against the United States after President Donald Trump's decision to begin the process of eliminating Hong Kong's special status and impose restrictions on Chinese students in U.S. Trump's action was prompted by a new Chinese national security law in Hong Kong.
  • China Steps up Propaganda in Support of National Security Law For Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 01 Jun 2020 -- The ruling Chinese Communist Party stepped up its international propaganda drive with a celebrity signature campaign in support of draconian sedition laws for Hong Kong, as the city's police banned the annual candlelight vigil for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre for the first time since the 1997 handover to Chinese rule.
  • Chinese Police Target Activists Who Supported Hong Kong Protests Radio Free Asia 01 Jun 2020 -- Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have detained a rights activist who expressed online opposition to Beijing's plans for a draconian national security law in Hong Kong.
  • National security legislation not to affect HK status as int'l financial center: HKSAR gov't official People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- Financial Secretary of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Paul Chan said on Sunday that the national security legislation for Hong Kong will not affect free flow of capital into and out of Hong Kong, operation of the linked exchange rate system, and Hong Kong's status as an international financial center.
  • Hong Kong fearless of foreign sanctions, threats: Hong Kong SAR gov't official People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- It is against international law and practice for the United States to use unilateral sanctions as a threat to interfere in the policies of other countries and regions, Matthew Cheung, chief secretary for administration of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government wrote Sunday.
  • Threatened U.S. sanctions benefit no one: Hong Kong business community People's Daily 01 Jun 2020 -- In response to the U.S. threat to cancel the special treatment for Hong Kong, the Hong Kong business community said it will not do good to anyone, as this will not only damage the mutually beneficial relationship between the two sides, but also harm the interests of U.S. companies and investors in Hong Kong.
  • UK set to harden approach towards China in the wake of pandemic Press TV 01 Jun 2020 -- After several months of intense lobbying it appears that the hardline anti-China faction in the ruling Tory party has finally managed to significantly influence British policy on China.
  • China says US 'addicted to quitting' over plan to leave WHO Press TV 01 Jun 2020 -- China has criticized the United States for its decision to sever ties with the World Health Organization (WHO), accusing Washington of pursuing a "selfish" and unilateralist policy.
  • Xinjiang 'fasting ban' sheer nonsense made up by overseas separatists: senior official Global Times 01 Jun 2020 -- The so-called fasting ban during Ramadan is "sheer nonsense" and rumor, and was made up by "East Turkistan" forces abroad with the purpose of sowing discord among ethnic groups, disrupting ethnic relations and inciting ethnic antagonism, a senior official from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region told a press conference on Monday.

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