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19 July 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • Tehran Factory Closes As City Seeks To Buy Metro Wagons From China In Return For Oil Radio Farda 19 Jul 2020 -- A company producing wagons for the subway in Tehran and other major Iranian cities has shut down due to delay in a government contract, while the cash-strapped municipal authorities try to secure the purchase of 630 wagons from China in return for oil.
  • Lawmaker Says Giving Control Of Iran Islands To China Scrapped After Popular Outcry Radio Farda 19 Jul 2020 -- A hardliner member of Iran's parliament, Majles, has said that he believes "transferring full authority of Iranian islands to China" was included in a proposed 25-year comprehensive cooperation agreement with China.
  • Urumqi infections traced back to a wedding: doctor Global Times 19 Jul 2020 -- While Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, presses the "pause button" as the city entered a "wartime mode" amid rising COVID-19 infections, Chinese experts said Sunday that the outbreak there is controllable and the city expects to return to normal life in three or four weeks.
  • Beijing model may help Urumqi curb outbreak in 6 weeks: experts Global Times 19 Jul 2020 -- Over a month later, officials and experts who participated in Beijing's anti-epidemic press briefing took off their masks once again, announcing China's capital will downgrade its COVID-19 emergency response to Level III from Level II starting Monday, as zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in about two weeks, the virus incubation period.
  • Beijing to lower COVID-19 emergency response to Level III after new outbreak subsides Global Times 19 Jul 2020 -- Beijing will downgrade its public health emergency response to Level III from Level II from Monday, as zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported over the two incubation periods, effectively controlling the spread of the latest resurgence of epidemic within 40 days.
  • HK reports record daily surge in COVID-19 cases, enforces strictest measures Global Times 19 Jul 2020 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday enhanced epidemic prevention and control measures, requiring residents to wear a mask in public, and some civil servants will work from home after the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city exceeded that of SARS infections 17 years ago.
  • Hong Kong further steps up anti-epidemic measures amid surging local infections Global Times 19 Jul 2020 -- Hong Kong on Sunday announced new anti-epidemic measures, including mandatory face mask wearing in all indoor public places, as daily confirmed cases for the first time surpassed 100 since the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • China's latest scientific research ship launched on S.China Sea doorstep Global Times 19 Jul 2020 -- China on Saturday launched the Shiyan-6, its first modern scientific research vessel focusing on geophysical exploration and seismic acquisition and processing, in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province. The launch is believed to be an important step in boosting the country's marine exploration capability in the South China Sea and further safeguarding its maritime sovereignty and interests.
  • Refusal to sign HK election papers an attention-seeking ploy Global Times 19 Jul 2020 -- Candidates from HK's anti-government camps - including secessionist Joshua Wong Chi-fung --who refuse to sign nomination papers requiring them to pledge to uphold Hong Kong's Basic Law are simply making meaningless political gestures, aimed at enhancing their political profile.
  • Judicial independence 'cornerstone,' says HK legal system spokesperson as UK top judge questions national security law Global Times 19 Jul 2020 -- There is only one UK judge currently serving at the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, and judicial independence as well as rule of law are cornerstones of Hong Kong society, which are guaranteed by the Basic Law, a spokesperson of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) judicial system was quoted as saying in media reports on Saturday, after the UK's top judge said the UK would assess whether UK judges should serve in HKSAR courts.
  • China will 'respond resolutely' if UK sanctions officials, says Chinese envoy Press TV 19 Jul 2020 -- China has warned that it will respond resolutely to any attempt by Britain to slap sanctions on Chinese officials following the enactment of a security law in the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong.

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