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10 June 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • Failing to Own Up to Mistakes Is Typical CCP Behavior Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2020 -- In February 1952, the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) issued a joint statement with the North Korean government, alleging that United States troops were carrying out  large-scale bacterial or germ warfare during the Korean War. The United States denied the accusations. The world demanded the truth – after all, were the brave and heroic American troops boldly trampling on civilization, or was the great and never-wrong Chinese Communist Party making groundless accusations?
  • Hong Kong expected to cancel border control measures, compulsory quarantine in phases: HKSAR chief executive People's Daily 10 Jun 2020 -- Hong Kong is expected to further relax social distancing restrictions and mulls cancelling border control measures and 14-day compulsory quarantine in phases in the near future, as its COVID-19 epidemic situation continues to stabilize, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said.
  • China to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine R&D and accelerate antibody drugs development Global Times 10 Jun 2020 -- China will make COVID-19 vaccine research and development (R&D) a top priority and accelerate the development of antibody drugs, a senior official said on Tuesday.
  • China at risk of second wave of COVID-19 pandemic: report Global Times 10 Jun 2020 -- China may face the risk of a COVID-19 epidemic for a second time as most people are still generally susceptible to the novel coronavirus and the pandemic is still severe globally, said a report led by Gao Fu, the director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • China calls for global crackdown on COVID-19 disinformation People's Daily 10 Jun 2020 -- China has called on the international community to crack down on disinformation over the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the lies and rumors against China seriously poisoned global anti-virus efforts.
  • China's Hubei reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jun 2020 -- No new confirmed, asymptomatic or suspected COVID-19 cases were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Tuesday, the provincial health commission said Wednesday.
  • Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jun 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Wednesday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the mainland Tuesday.
  • Chinese mainland reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported three new imported COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,786, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
  • Six COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 10 Jun 2020 -- Six COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
  • Survey Suggests China Influence Over SE Asia Is Rising as America's Falls Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2020 -- The United States is struggling to compete with China's growing influence in Southeast Asia, according to a new survey of the region's experts, even though there is strong support among them for democratic values.
  • China, India move to reduce tensions along border: FM Global Times 10 Jun 2020 -- China and India have taken steps to reduce tensions along the border in accordance with the consensus they reached, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press conference on Wednesday, in responds to questions on the withdrawal of troops along the border, where a standoff had reportedly taken place in recent days.
  • China-India Border Tensions Underscore Beijing's Expansionist Intent, Says Tibetan Exile Government Leader Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2020 -- Recent tensions between India and China along the unmarked border in India's northeastern region of Ladakh demonstrate Beijing's continued intention to annex disputed areas and expand its influence in South Asia, the head of Tibet's India-based exile government said this week.
  • China Uses Cabbage to Advance Disputed Asian Sea Claim VOA 10 Jun 2020 -- A cabbage crop being grown on a tropical islet will help China solidify its claims in a wider, disputed Asian sea by allowing more people to live there and proving that the tiny feature can sustain itself.
  • China's threats spurred visit to Taiwan: Czech Senate president CNA 10 Jun 2020 -- The president of the Czech Republic's Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, said Tuesday that threats from China and a desire to uphold democratic values strengthened his intent to visit Taiwan.
  • China launches HY-1D satellite to monitor maritime environment Global Times 10 Jun 2020 -- China successfully sent a newly developed maritime environment monitoring satellite into orbit at 2:31am on Thursday.
  • Myanmar Cautioned About Costly Borrowing From China Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2020 -- Myanmar's auditor general has cautioned government officials about continued reliance on high-interest Chinese loans, as the Southeast Asian country begins to pay off debt taken on during decades of military rule and accept new loans under China's massive Belt and Road Initiative.
  • Russia, China should stand up to US' conspiracy: Iran's President ISNA 10 Jun 2020 -- Appreciating the efforts of Iran's medical and hospital staff in combatting COVID-19 over the past four months, the President said that with the exception of a few provinces that are in red conditions, we have reached the stage of controlling coronavirus in the country, adding, "The resilience of the Iranian people in the simultaneous fight against coronavirus and the severe, illegal US sanctions is well-known today and will be recorded in the history of the country".
  • China, Russia fighting off US 'snapback' threat against Iran at UN Press TV 10 Jun 2020 -- Veto powers China and Russia have written to the United Nations, arguing strongly against a US threat that it will try and bring about a return of all sanctions against Iran if the world body fails to extend an arms embargo against Tehran.
  • U.S. Says China 'Bullied' U.K. Over Huawei 5G Contract Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2020 -- The United States has hit out at China over its "bullying" of the U.K., saying that the Chinese Communist Party "threatened to punish" the country over its refusal to allow Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to bid for contracts in the country's implementation of the next-generation 5G mobile network.
  • China Again Declines To Join Arms-Control Talks With U.S., Russia RFE/RL 10 Jun 2020 -- China has reiterated its refusal to participate in three-way disarmament talks with the United States and Russia ahead of a new round of arms-control talks between Washington and Moscow scheduled for June 22 in Vienna.
  • Harvard Professor Indicted on China Program Charges VOA 10 Jun 2020 -- The former chair of Harvard University's chemistry and chemical biology department was indicted today for allegedly lying about research funding while participating in China's Thousand Talents Program, the Department of Justice said.
  • Pompeo slammed for chiding HSBC's support of HK national security law Global Times 10 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for sowing discord, calling his view "narrow-minded" and "ridiculous" after Pompeo chided British bank HSBC for supporting the national security legislation for Hong Kong.
  • UK should abandon double standards on Hong Kong: FM spokesperson Global Times 10 Jun 2020 -- What kind of freedom did the UK give to Hong Kong during its 156 years of colonialism, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying asked Tuesday at a press conference in response to the UK's expression of concern over the freedom of Hong Kong residents following the approval of the introduction of the new national security law.
  • HK national security law 'likely' within one month Global Times 10 Jun 2020 -- Setting up a new unit within the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) does not necessarily mean the capabilities of the Chinese mainland's affiliated national security agency in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in enforcing the law would be weakened.
  • Hong Kong police arrest 53 rioters during new protest Press TV 10 Jun 2020 -- Police in Hong Kong have arrested 53 rioters during a protest against the passage of a national security bill in the global financial hub.
  • Interview: 'I'm Going to Stay Here And Fight to The Bitter End' Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2020 -- Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 72, who faces charges of"illegal assembly" for attending a pro-democracy rally in August 2019, says many in Hong Kong fear the consequences of impending national security legislation to be imposed on the city by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, but will stay in the city to fight on regardless. Lai was among thousands of others who defied a police ban on a protest march on Aug. 31, a date that was marked by a violent assault by riot police on train passengers at Prince Edward MTR station.
  • Fearing Arrest for Pro-democracy Activity in Hong Kong, Protestor Flees to Taiwan VOA 10 Jun 2020 -- As Beijing tightens control over Hong Kong, some Hong Kong residents who participated in months of pro-democracy protests are opting to self-exile to avoid being charged with the vaguely defined offense of rioting, which can carry a 10-year prison sentence.
  • More Than 50 Arrested in Hong Kong Anti-Government Protests VOA 10 Jun 2020 -- More than 50 people were arrested in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after thousands of protesters defied a police ban to mark the first anniversary of the city's anti-government movement on Tuesday evening.
  • Victims' Families Say Uighur Religious Leaders Main Target in China VOA 10 Jun 2020 -- A Chinese government crackdown on the minority Muslims in Xinjiang has taken a toll on the community's religious staff with the imams being most vulnerable to persecution, according to Uighur victims' families and scholars.
  • China Increased Detentions For 'Extremist' Religious Behavior in Xinjiang in 2019: Report Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2020 -- Authorities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) ramped up detentions of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities last year to implement "counterterrorism" measures that severely violated religious freedoms, the U.S. State Department said in an annual report released Wednesday.
  • US Accuses China of Intensifying Religious Repression VOA 10 Jun 2020 -- An annual U.S. government report finds religious freedom under assault throughout the world, notably in what the State Department calls Countries of Particular Concern – China, Iran, North Korea among others.
  • China, World's Biggest Creditor, Delays Debt Repayments for 77 Nations VOA 10 Jun 2020 -- China's announcement this week to suspend debt repayments for 77 low-income countries as part of the G-20's debt relief program gives Beijing a political boost with foreign allies at a time when China is under scrutiny for its role in the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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