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12 July 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • Nearly 600,000 Vote in Opposition Primaries in Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 12 Jul 2020 -- More than half a million people turned out in Hong Kong over the weekend to vote in primary elections to select pro-democracy candidates for September's general election.
  • HKU dismisses claim from former employee that China covered up coronavirus Global Times 12 Jul 2020 -- The University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Saturday dismissed accusations made by a former staff member who claimed that China had covered up the coronavirus. The university said the former employee who claimed to be "one of the first scientists to study the novel coronavirus" had actually never conducted related research in December and January and that her statement appears to resemble hearsay.
  • Infection spike makes HK economic recovery uncertain: official Global Times 12 Jul 2020 -- A new spike in COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong has made the southern Chinese city's economic recovery uncertain, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said Sunday, calling for flexible responses and confidence among its residents.
  • HK 'needs more tests' to control third wave of pandemic Global Times 12 Jul 2020 -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 38 new COVID-19 cases as of Sunday afternoon with 30 locally transmitted and eight imported cases, bringing the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to 1,470.
  • Beidou Navigation Satellite System mirrors China's ambition of independent innovation People's Daily 12 Jul 2020 -- As a Long March-3B rocket blasted off at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan province on June 23, sending the last Beidou Navigation Satellite-3 constellation satellite into the space, China accomplished the full deployment of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) constellation six months ahead of schedule.
  • PLA's upgraded Type 052D destroyer makes training debut in E.China Sea amid tensions in Taiwan Straits Global Times 12 Jul 2020 -- Amid rising tensions across the Taiwan Straits with the US military's increasingly frequent operations in the region, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held drills in the East China Sea, with the latest, more powerful, anti-stealth aircraft-capable version of the Type 052D destroyer making its first public appearance, according to military reports over the weekend.
  • US' efforts to woo Europe to contain China a daydream Global Times 12 Jul 2020 -- As US policy on China has become increasingly reckless and unrestrained, which is manifested in constant smears and sanctions, especially after the newly enacted national security law for Hong Kong, it has draw ire from rational voices within some European countries.
  • Interview: National security law helps HK recover original aspiration of "one country, two systems": Basic Law drafter People's Daily 12 Jul 2020 -- The law on safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) helps Hong Kong society recover the original aspiration of "one country, two systems" and draws a clear bottom line for its future practice, Maria Tam Wai-chu, one of the drafters of the HKSAR Basic Law, has said in an interview with Xinhua.
  • National security law marks turning point for Hong Kong's education: HKSAR chief executive People's Daily 12 Jul 2020 -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Saturday that the promulgation and implementation of the law on safeguarding national security in the HKSAR marks a turning point for Hong Kong's education.
  • Hong Kong Casts Symbolic Protest Vote VOA 12 Jul 2020 -- Nealry 600,000 people cast their votes in an unofficial primary in Hong Kong Sunday to determine which pro-democracy leaders will run for office in September.



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