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02 June 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Analysis: Is China Preparing to Declare an Air Zone Over the South China Sea? Radio Free Asia 02 Jun 2020 -- Reports of Chinese plans to declare an Air Defense Identification Zone over the disputed South China Sea have resurfaced in news media amid rising tensions in the region. But experts remain skeptical that China would take such a provocative, hard-to-enforce measure.
- Briefing with Senior State Department Officials on Limiting the CCP's Ability to Steal U.S. Technologies and Intellectual Property US Dept. of State 02 Jun 2020
- China's proposed national security law for Hong Kong: Foreign Secretary's statement to Parliament UK FCO 02 Jun 2020 -- Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave a statement in the House of Commons on the situation in Hong Kong and the UK's response to it.
- Doctor at Whistleblowing Wuhan Hospital Dies After Battle With COVID-19 Radio Free Asia 02 Jun 2020 -- Wuhan doctor Hu Weifeng, a colleague of late whistleblowing doctor Li Wenliang, died of coronavirus on Tuesday, state media reported.
- Wuhan spends approximately $127 million on citywide nucleic test campaign Global Times 02 Jun 2020 -- Wuhan spent approximately 900 million yuan ($126.58 million) on its city-wide nucleic test campaign, and the expense will be shouldered by Wuhan govt, said Hu Yabo, executive deputy mayor of Wuhan.
- Wuhan tests 10m people in 10 days, nears completion of citywide testing drive People's Daily 02 Jun 2020 -- About two weeks ago, Wuhan, the former epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, launched a citywide campaign to test all 11 million of its residents in ten days after six new cases emerged in a residential community earlier in May, breaking a 35-day streak of zero cases in the city.
- China's Hubei reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 02 Jun 2020 -- Central China's Hubei Province reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic cases on Monday, the provincial health commission said Tuesday.
- China steps up inactivated COVID-19 vaccine development People's Daily 02 Jun 2020 -- China's inactivated COVID-19 vaccine is expected to finish clinical trials and get ready for the market as early as the end of this year or early next year, according to developer China National Biotec Group (CNBG).
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 02 Jun 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Tuesday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Monday.
- 'We'll Not Back Off': Chinese Troops Crossed Into Indian Side, Admits India's Defence Minister Sputnik 02 Jun 2020 -- India and China have been engaged in a border stand-off since the last week of April, which is the longest since the 2017 Doklam stand-off. The ongoing situation in the eastern Ladakh region erupted after Beijing accused New Delhi of building defence infrastructure on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control.
- China-India border situation generally stable, under control: FM spokesperson Global Times 02 Jun 2020 -- China and India have maintained smooth diplomatic and military channels for communication over issues of their border areas where the overall situation is stable and under control, a Chinese spokesperson said Monday.
- 73 percent of Taiwanese say China's government not a 'friend': survey CNA 02 Jun 2020 -- 73 percent of Taiwanese say the Chinese government is not a "friend" of Taiwan's, a 15 percent increase from the previous year, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday.
- PLA Tibet military command holds nighttime high-altitude drills Global Times 02 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently sent troops to a high-altitude region at an elevation of 4,700 meters at night for infiltration exercises behind enemy lines and tested their combat capability under a harsh environment.
- US attacks China's defense sector with more 'lies' Global Times 02 Jun 2020 -- Even as the US political establishment is under siege amid nationwide riots that have plunged the country into chaos, US officials, instead of addressing profound domestic woes, waged a new series of attacks against China targeting Chinese students and companies based on what Chinese officials and experts dismiss as lies about nonexistent links between ordinary students, businesses and the Chinese military.
- Chinese military plans to recruit more university graduates in 2020 PLA Daily 02 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese military will increase the proportion of university graduates in its 2020 recruitment.
- Chinese military's participation in international humanitarian assistance PLA Daily 02 Jun 2020 -- "After the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chinese military has taken an active part in international disaster relief and humanitarian aid, demonstrating the responsibilities of the military of a major country," said Lieutenant General He Lei, a deputy to the 13th National People's Congress and chief expert at the PLA Academy of Military Sciences, during an interview on June 1.
- Unmanned helicopter conducts first test flight PLA Daily 02 Jun 2020 -- China's first unmanned helicopter specifically designed for plateau conditions recently conducted its maiden flight, according to the model's developer, Aviation Industry Corp of China, the country's leading aircraft conglomerate.
- Hong Kong Leader Accuses US of 'Double Standard' Over Protests VOA 02 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the violent protests across the United States are an example of foreign governments applying a "double standard" when it comes to China's approach to quelling a year of anti-Beijing protests.
- HK chief executive to visit Beijing, prepare for national security legislation Global Times 02 Jun 2020 -- The chief executive of Hong Kong and senior officials who are in charge of law enforcement, public security and justice will visit Beijing on Wednesday, and analysts in the Chinese mainland said that coming only five days after the NPC passed a decision on national security legislation for the city, this move shows that China wants to push the legislation as soon as possible.
- Hong Kong's Lam Hits Out at US Threat of Sanctions Radio Free Asia 02 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam hit out at recent moves by the United States to reevaluate the city's special status as a separate legal jurisdiction and trading entity, saying any sanctions would hurt U.S. interests.
- Civil Code, China's landmark law to protect people's rights People's Daily 02 Jun 2020 -- China's long-expected Civil Code was adopted on May 28 before the wrapping up of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, the top legislature, and will take effect on Jan.1, 2021.
- Echoing Their Government, 'Wolf Warriors' Howl on China's Internet Radio Free Asia 02 Jun 2020 -- Chinese officials have been engaging in an aggressive "Wolf Warrior" style of diplomacy in recent months, and this aggressive mindset has now spread to China's internet, with online commentators lashing out at the United States and posting images of a simulated Chinese invasion of the self-governing island of Taiwan.
- China-Africa Blanket Debt Forgiveness Not in the Cards VOA 02 Jun 2020 -- As China tightens its belt economically in response to the coronavirus, African leaders are anxious about the future of infrastructure projects, trade and, in some cases, are requesting debt relief.
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