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04 June 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- US Ban on Chinese Students With Military Links Divides Experts on Impact VOA 04 Jun 2020 -- A new U.S. ban on Chinese graduate students with military ties went into effect this week, and universities are still grappling over its expected impact on American universities and several thousand Chinese students.
- Statement from the Press Secretary Commemorating the 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre The White House 04 Jun 2020
- Cooperation in fight against COVID-19 deepens China-Jordan relationship Global Times 04 Jun 2020 -- China and Jordan have maintained coordinated efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and their bilateral ties will be further deepened after the pandemic.
- Beijing eyes infectious disease regulations Global Times 04 Jun 2020 -- Beijing plans to formulate or revise 20 regulations to strengthen its public health system amid the COVIOD-19 epidemic, including measures on infectious disease prevention and control and public health emergency response.
- China's Hubei reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 04 Jun 2020 -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Wednesday, the provincial health commission said Thursday.
- China's fight against COVID-19 stands the test of time: Foreign Ministry People's Daily 04 Jun 2020 -- China's responding to COVID-19 stands the test of time and history with a clear timeline and solid facts, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.
- Five COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 04 Jun 2020 -- Five COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Wednesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports 1 new imported COVID-19 case People's Daily 04 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported one new imported COVID-19 case Wednesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,763, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 04 Jun 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Thursday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday.
- Iranian, Chinese Hackers Attempted to Break Into Trump, Biden Email Accounts, Google Claims Sputnik 04 Jun 2020 -- The hacks are said to have targeted Trump and Biden's presidential campaigns.
- India Hopes Talks Resolve China Faceoff Along Border VOA 04 Jun 2020 -- A standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along their disputed border in the northern Himalayas shows no signs of easing. But even as the Asian giants have moved troops and heavy artillery into the region, talks are being held at the military and diplomatic levels to resolve the tensions, according to Indian officials.
- Chinese Navy launches 2020 pilot recruitment PLA Daily 04 Jun 2020 -- China's PLA Navy officially launched its 2020 pilot recruitment. The campaign will be implemented in two phases before and after the national college entrance examination. The comprehensive assessment and review will be combined, and the recruitment is expected to be completed by early August.
- Military to recruit more college grads PLA Daily 04 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese military has decided to recruit more university students this year by streamlining recruitment procedures and offering more benefits, according to a new notice.
- PLA holds intensive landing, naval drills in 'warning to secessionists' Global Times 04 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been holding frequent and intensive amphibious landing and naval drills in what analysts said are sending warnings to Taiwan secessionists.
- Speculation of military commission rises as FC-31 stealth fighter jet appears in PLA Navy recruitment video Global Times 04 Jun 2020 -- After China's FC-31 stealth fighter jet appeared in the most recent pilot recruitment video for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, speculation increased that the aircraft could become China's next generation aircraft carrier-based fighter jet.
- Hong Kong Legislature Passes Controversial National Anthem Law VOA 04 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong's legislature Thursday passed a controversial law to forbid ridicule of the Chinese national anthem amid widespread opposition.
- HK passes national anthem bill Global Times 04 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong lawmakers passed the national anthem bill on Thursday, which was considered a victory for the pro-establishment group amid the intensifying political battle, as the bill had been delayed due to disruptions from pan-democratic legislators.
- US Accuses China of Breaking Democracy Pledge for Hong Kong VOA 04 Jun 2020 -- The United States accused China on Thursday of breaking its commitment for democracy in Hong Kong, hours after the city's legislature passed a law making it a crime to disrespect China's national anthem.
- Beijing firmly supports HKSAR's status as a separate customs territory Global Times 04 Jun 2020 -- Beijing strongly supports Hong Kong special administrative region's status as a separate customs territory, and any unilateral measures against the Chinese city using US domestic law, conform neither to WTO rules nor the interests of the US, said the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Thursday.
- Security legislation for HKSAR will not affect rights, freedoms People's Daily 04 Jun 2020 -- The national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will not affect the various rights and freedoms of local residents as it will only target a very small number of people whose criminal acts endanger national security, a senior official said on Wednesday.
- US decision to strip Hong Kong of special trading status violates WTO rules: China Press TV 04 Jun 2020 -- China says a recent decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to strip Hong Kong of its special trading status violates rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Thousands Mark Tiananmen Massacre Anniversary Despite Ban in Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 04 Jun 2020 -- Thousands of people defied a ban in Hong Kong on Thursday to commemorate those who died in the 1989 Tiananmen massacre by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), while relatives held a low-key memorial ceremony at a Beijing cemetery.
- US Presses China for 'Full Public Accounting' of 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown VOA 04 Jun 2020 -- The United States marked the anniversary of China's deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square by reiterating the call for "a full, public accounting of those killed or missing."
- Authorities to Destroy Uyghur Cemetery in Xinjiang Capital Radio Free Asia 04 Jun 2020 -- Authorities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have announced plans to destroy a Uyghur cemetery in the capital Urumqi, marking the latest of dozens razed in recent years as part of a campaign experts have said is aimed at controlling members of the ethnic group.
- China to cautiously ease international flight restrictions but not due to US bullying tactics Global Times 04 Jun 2020 -- China on Thursday took a cautious yet significant step to loosen restrictions on international flights put in place to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. This move aims to pave the way for more global carriers to resume services to dozens of Chinese cities to meet rising demand for global travel while maintain necessary anti-epidemic measures to prevent a much-feared influx of imported cases.
- New Nasdaq Restrictions Affecting Listing of Chinese Companies US Dept. of State 04 Jun 2020 -- "The Trump Administration is committed to ensuring that all American businesses and investors can operate on a level playing field with the rest of the world. As part of this ongoing effort, I applaud Nasdaq for requiring auditing firms to ensure all listed companies comply with international reporting and inspection standards."
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