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09 June 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- China, Singapore Plan Covid-19 'Bubble' for Essential Travel VOA 09 Jun 2020 -- Planes jetting between Singapore and China next week will be carrying some of the first passengers of the two nations' "Covid-19 travel "bubble." Before then flights linked to China were starting to become a political matter, as the nation took issue with places from the United States to Vietnam for canceling travel in the wake of the virus emergency.
- Chinese medical expert team arrives in Bangladesh to help fight COVID-19 Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- A medical expert team sent by the Chinese government arrived here on Monday to support Bangladesh's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
- New Study Suggests COVID-19 Outbreak Began in Wuhan Earlier Than Reported VOA 09 Jun 2020 -- A study by U.S. researchers suggests the novel coronavirus that was first detected in central China may have begun spreading well before the outbreak was first revealed to the world.
- Wuhan virus test on silent carriers proves city is safe: experts Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- Wuhan, the city hit hardest by COVID-19 announced that no "living virus" had been detected in any of the 300 asymptomatic infections screened during its citywide test, which experts said further cemented the city's victory against virus, proving to the outside world that Wuhan is safe.
- China issues white paper on fight against COVID-19 People's Daily 09 Jun 2020 -- A white paper titled "Fighting COVID-19: China in Action" was issued by China's State Council Information Office at a press conference on June 7.
- Nucleic acid testing reveals 19 asymptomatic carriers in Mudanjiang, NE China People's Daily 09 Jun 2020 -- Large-scale nucleic acid testing in the city of Mudanjiang, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, has revealed 19 new asymptomatic carriers, local authorities said Monday.
- Chinese mainland reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 09 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported three new imported COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,783, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- On China's Attempted Coercion of the United Kingdom US Dept. of State 09 Jun 2020 -- "The United States stands with our allies and partners against the Chinese Communist Party's coercive bullying tactics. In the latest example, Beijing has reportedly threatened to punish British bank HSBC and to break commitments to build nuclear power plants in the United Kingdom unless London allows Huawei to build its 5G network. Shenzhen-based Huawei is an extension of the Chinese Communist Party's surveillance state."
- Indian, Chinese Armies Disengage at Multiple Points in Ladakh, Ending Weeks-Long Standoff - Report Sputnik 09 Jun 2020 -- The armies of India and China have stood face to face at several locations along the Line of Actual Control that separates both the countries in the Ladakh region over the past several weeks. There have also been unverified media reports of skirmishes, which both sides have denied.
- Japanese conservatives disrupt recovering China-Japan ties by hyping Diaoyu Islands dispute Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- Japanese conservative forces attempt to use a dispute over sovereignty with China to interrupt fast-recovering bilateral relations, said Chinese diplomatic experts on Tuesday, after a local government in Japan mulled to change the Diaoyu Islands' administrative designation.
- Military planes from China and the U.S. enter Taiwan's airspace CNA 09 Jun 2020 -- Several Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 fighters and a U.S. C-40 Clipper military transport plane flew in Taiwan's airspace Tuesday morning, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) has confirmed.
- PLA Su-30 fighter jets edge near Taiwan as US military aircraft flies through the island Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- The island of Taiwan's defense authority said fighter jets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) approached the island on Tuesday, the day a US military aircraft flew over the island that's bound to further raise cross-Straits tensions following a series of US arms sales to the island, and a US warship transit through the Taiwan Straits.
- China will precisely retaliate against Czech Republic Senate speaker who plans to visit Taiwan Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- The speaker of the Czech Republic's Senate announced on Tuesday that he will visit China's Taiwan, a move which shows support for the separatist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities on the island, despite warnings from the Chinese mainland and a recommendation from his own government that he not take the trip. Analysts said China's retaliation should precisely hit politicians who provoke China's sovereignty and avoid harming innocent Czech companies in China.
- Spox: China always committed to upholding JCPOA IRNA 09 Jun 2020 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying once again slammed US unilateral withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying China is always committed to upholding JCPOA.
- PLA paratroopers hold intensive tactical drills in Northwest China Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- Since the long-distance maneuver to Northwest China's desert regions was held in mid-May, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) paratroopers have held intensive tactical drills and mock battles in June, Chinese military media revealed on Tuesday.
- Militia's combat-led training fast-tracked to enhance support capability PLA Daily 09 Jun 2020 -- The Huaihua military sub-command in Central China's Hunan province recently organized a combat-led training for a specialized militia detachment.
- China says has no plans to join US-Russia arms control talks Press TV 09 Jun 2020 -- China says it has no plans to participate in negotiations on arms control with Russia and the United States, after being invited by Washington to take part in the talks, to be held later this month.
- China urges U.S. to honor commitment of suspending nuclear tests: spokesperson People's Daily 09 Jun 2020 -- China urges the United States to meet its due obligations and honor its commitment of suspending nuclear tests under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
- Hong Kongers Still Defiant One Year Later As National Security Law Looms VOA 09 Jun 2020 -- On June 9 last year, some one million Hong Kongers staged a peaceful protest against a proposed extradition law that would allow individuals to be sent to China for trial. Little did they realize it was just the first of more than 1,000 protests in a drawn-out anti-government movement that would plunge the Asian financial hub into one of the deepest crises in its history.
- Riot Police Charge at Protesters Marking First Anniversary of Hong Kong Anti-Government Movement VOA 09 Jun 2020 -- Riot police officers charged at thousands of protesters who defied a police ban to mark the first anniversary of the city's anti-government movement on Tuesday evening.
- Hong Kong Police Fire Pepper Spray As Crowd Marks Protest Anniversary Radio Free Asia 09 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong police on Tuesday fired pepper spray at protesters gathered in the city's Central business district to mark the anniversary of a million-strong peaceful march last year to oppose government plans to allow extradition to mainland China.
- China's Ambassador Says Hong Kong's Security Law to Make Social System Stable, Governance Effective Sputnik 09 Jun 2020 -- The central authorities' national security legislation will only strengthen Hong Kong's legal system, while people's freedoms and interests of investors will remain unaffected, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui said in an interview.
- Chinese FM Calls on UK to Respect Country's Right to Protect State Security in Hong Kong Sputnik 09 Jun 2020 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a phone call with his UK counterpart has expressed hope that London will not meddle in Hong Kong's affairs amid a national security legislation debate, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
- Britain should respect China's legitimate right to safeguard national security in HK: Chinese FM Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed hope that Britain will respect China's legitimate right to safeguard national security in Hong Kong during a phone conversation on Monday with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
- Western politicians care about 'freedom' to undermine China's security rather than freedom of HK residents: FM spokesperson Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- The strong reactions from US politicians on the National Security law in Hong Kong had nothing to do with providing Hong Kong residents with freedom. What they care about is the "freedom" to do everything they want to sabotage China's national security, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Monday at a daily press conference.
- Everyone must draw lessons one year after anti-extradition bill protests: Carrie Lam Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that everyone, including herself and members of the Legislative Council, must draw lessons as Hong Kong has gone through many difficulties and serious situations in the past year since the anti-extradition bill protests, which evolved into months-long street riots.
- HK needs '2nd return': official Global Times 09 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong needs to "return to China for a second time," the deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council said on Monday, citing views from an international scholar as he addressed the city's current issues of governance and recognition of national identity.
- Xi says ready to promote China-Philippines ties to new levels PLA Daily 09 Jun 2020 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that he is willing to work with his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to continuously lift their countries' relationship of comprehensive strategic cooperation to new levels.
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