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09 August 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • Chinese mainland reports 23 new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 09 Aug 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Sunday that it received reports of 23 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Saturday, including 15 locally transmitted ones.
  • Highest-level U.S. official since 1979 arrives in Taiwan CNA 09 Aug 2020 -- United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday afternoon, the highest ranking U.S. cabinet official to visit the nation since 1979, when the two countries severed diplomatic ties.
  • US health chief arrives in Taiwan amid Washington-Beijing tensions Press TV 09 Aug 2020 -- US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar has arrived in Taiwan amid mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing.
  • PLA forces hold landing drills amid US military provocations Global Times 09 Aug 2020 -- Ground and naval forces of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have been on concentrated schedules in amphibious landing and maritime exercises in the past weeks and will continue to do so in the weeks to come, at a time when the US has been frequently conducting provocative military activities near the island of Taiwan and in the South China Sea.
  • Joint Statement on the Erosion of Rights in Hong Kong US Dept. of State 09 Aug 2020 -- "We the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State are gravely concerned by the Hong Kong government's unjust disqualification of candidates and disproportionate postponement of Legislative Council elections."
  • Officials condemn US sanctions on HK Global Times 09 Aug 2020 -- In an unprecedented way, Hong Kong officials who had recently been sanctioned by the US government came out with unusually tough rhetoric to criticize this action, which has been described as "shameless and despicable."
  • US sanctions on officials not legally binding in Hong Kong: HKMA Global Times 09 Aug 2020 -- The US sanctions on several Chinese officials are not legally binding in Hong Kong, stated the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on Saturday, as they are unilateral foreign sanctions and not passed by the UN.
  • HKSAR chief executive, officials say not fear of so-called U.S. sanctions People's Daily 09 Aug 2020 -- A spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Saturday that HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the HKSAR government officials have expressed no fear of any threats in response to the so-called U.S. sanctions.
  • Huawei forced to halt Kirin output Global Times 09 Aug 2020 -- The US chip ban that is set to be effective from mid-September might spell the end for production of Huawei's self-developed Kirin chips, and it could also dampen the competitiveness of the company's high-end phones in the key domestic market as its share in overseas consumer markets shrinks amid US sanctions, Chinese analysts said.

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