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11 July 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Past month of fighting against COVID-19 in Beijing a historical record: official Global Times 11 Jul 2020 -- Saturday marks a month after the new outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing which was first discovered at the Xinfadi wholesale market on June 11. The past month has witnessed an anti-epidemic campaign participated in by the entire city and its residents, as well as a month put aside for medical treatment of cases with the struggle surely being recorded in the history of Beijing, an official from the Beijing Municipal government said on Saturday.
- Beijing reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases for 5th consecutive day People's Daily 11 Jul 2020 -- Beijing reported no new confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases Friday, the municipal health commission said Saturday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 Jul 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Saturday that it received reports of two new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Friday, both imported.
- Chinese mainland reports 2 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 Jul 2020 -- The Chinese mainland reported two new imported COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,964, the National Health Commission said Saturday.
- At 'wartime speed', China now leads in vaccine race PLA Daily 11 Jul 2020 -- China is forging ahead in the race to develop a vaccine to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, with Sinovac Biotech's experimental vaccine set to become the country's second and the world's third to enter final stage testing later this month, Reuters reported.
- WHO advance team leaves for China to probe into coronavirus origin Press TV 11 Jul 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team of experts to China to open an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 550,000 people across the globe.
- 'Unknown pneumonia' in Kazakhstan likely COVID-19: WHO, Chinese experts Global Times 11 Jul 2020 -- The "unknown pneumonia" reported in Kazakhstan is very likely the coronavirus, a World Health Organization (WHO) official and leading Chinese experts said after reports of a mystery "pneumonia" more deadly than the coronavirus caused concern that a new virus was emerging along China's northwest border.
- Chinese envoy calls for de-escalation of China-India tensions to restore ties to right track Global Times 11 Jul 2020 -- China's Ambassador to India, Sun Weidong, said on Friday that friendship and cooperation between China and India need to be emphasized in order to defuse suspicion over sensitive issues such as last month's border clash and bring bilateral relations back on the right track for a sound and steady development.
- Implement consensus, handle differences properly to bring China-India relations back on right track: Chinese envoy People's Daily 11 Jul 2020 -- Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said on Friday that China and India should implement consensus and handle differences properly to bring the bilateral relations back on the right track.
- Taiwan Preps for Possible End to Landmark Trade Deal with China VOA 11 Jul 2020 -- China now has the chance to reconsider its 10-year-old Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement with Taiwan, the biggest-ever trade pact between the two rivals, and a Chinese media outlet hints at the agreement's demise.
- Iran slams 'flurry of disinformation' about potential China deal Press TV 11 Jul 2020 -- A senior Iranian foreign ministry official has slammed a "disinformation" campaign that seeks to stoke fears about the impacts of a potential agreement between Iran and China.
- Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Hold Council Elections VOA 11 Jul 2020 -- Pro-democracy politicians and activists in Hong Kong urged people to vote this weekend in informal primary elections to choose candidates who could run for legislative council seats in September.
- HK education bureau required to make plans for all-round education on natl security law: Carrie Lam Global Times 11 Jul 2020 -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Saturday she has requested the secretary for education to draw up a plan for comprehensive education regarding the Constitution, the Basic Law, the National Anthem Ordinance and the national security law for Hong Kong.
- Amid escalating tensions, US warns citizens of China detention risk Press TV 11 Jul 2020 -- The United States has warned Americans of "prolonged interrogations and extended detention" if arrested in China, amid an escalation of tensions between Beijing and Washington.
- China takes reciprocal measures against US agencies, individuals over Xinjiang-related issues Global Times 11 Jul 2020 -- China has decided to take reciprocal measures against US agencies and individuals with egregious practices on Xinjiang-related issues, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Friday.
- Czech Diplomat Sees Spat With China Through History's Lens VOA 11 Jul 2020 -- The Czech people, occupied by Germany during World War II and then forced into the Soviet bloc, are no strangers to foreign coercion. That may be a factor in the anger in Prague over what many there see as Beijing's heavy-handedness in dealing with their country.
- Russia, China veto Western-backed UNSC resolution on Syria aid Press TV 11 Jul 2020 -- Russia and China have for the second time this week blocked a Western-sponsored UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution to extend aid deliveries across the border from Turkey into northwest Syria amid concerns that the move violates the war-torn country's sovereignty.
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