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14 August 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Experts urge HK residents to be tested for COVID-19 amid community transmissions Global Times 14 Aug 2020 -- Given fluctuating daily numbers of coronavirus cases and a rising death toll in Hong Kong, experts on Friday encouraged more residents to undergo free nucleic acid testing and said key groups should be tested repeatedly to identify silent carriers and cut community transmissions.
- More imported cases of COVID-19 in Shanghai trigger new circuit break concerns Global Times 14 Aug 2020 -- Shanghai on Friday reported 16 new imported cases of COVID-19, triggering concerns of a new round of "circuit breakers" concerning inbound international flights. Although the city has now reported new imported cases of COVID-19 for 11 consecutive days, Shanghai health commission claimed that the city has the ability to handle the current imported cases and the public needn't panic.
- Chinese mainland reports 30 new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 14 Aug 2020 -- Chinese health authority said Friday that it received reports of 30 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, including 22 imported cases and eight locally transmitted ones.
- Beijing's main wholesale market to reopen after COVID-19 epidemic wanes People's Daily 14 Aug 2020 -- Xinfadi, the largest wholesale market for fruit, vegetable and meat supplies in Beijing, is to reopen starting Saturday, around two months after its business was suspended for causing a COVID-19 epidemic resurgence, a local official said Thursday.
- China donates 130 ventilators to help Philippines battle COVID-19 People's Daily 14 Aug 2020 -- China, through its Embassy in Manila, has donated 130 ventilators to the Philippines as part of its commitment to helping the country fighting the COVID-19 COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Embassy said on Thursday.
- Taiwan will never yield to Chinese provocation: MAC CNA 14 Aug 2020 -- Following a statement by China's People's Liberation Army on military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's government said Thursday it will never yield to provocations by Beijing.
- Hong Kong's Plight Casts Shadow Over Taiwan's Diplomatic Coups VOA 14 Aug 2020 -- China's crackdown on democratic freedoms in Hong Kong has generated strong reactions in Taiwan, where senior officials are mourning Hong Kong's losses even as they revel in a rare surge of diplomatic attention themselves.
- 16th batch of Chinese peacekeeping engineer contingent to Sudan sets out PLA Daily 14 Aug 2020 -- Approved by the Central Military Commission (CMC), the first echelon of 110 members of the 16th Chinese peacekeeping engineer contingent to Darfur, Sudan left Beijing Capital International Airport on the evening of August 11 for their mission area in Sudan to perform its 5-month peacekeeping mission.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on August 14, 2020 PRC MofA 14 Aug 2020
- China refrains from reacting to US naive provocation of tagging Confucius Institute Global Times 14 Aug 2020 -- The US State Department's designation of the Confucius Institute US Center (CIUS) as a Chinese "foreign mission" in its latest malicious move against China proves that it is in a state of hysteria and that the US is losing confidence as it creates trouble to nonofficial exchanges, experts told the Global Times.
- Confucius Institutes: Victim of Pompeo's Political Scheme Global Times 14 Aug 2020 -- On August 13, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US State Department has designated the Confucius Institute U.S. Center as a "foreign mission".
- Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the President's Decision Regarding the Acquisition by ByteDance Ltd. of the U.S. Business of musical.ly US Treasury 14 Aug 2020
- HK officials can leave meetings with lawmakers who engage in disrespectful, unlawful deeds: guideline Global Times 14 Aug 2020 -- Hong Kong media have revealed a new guideline that allows government officials of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to leave meetings with district councilors when the latter engage in things that violate the "one country, two systems" principle and the national security law for Hong Kong.
- Hong Kong Lawmaker Injured by Car He Said Had Been Following Him Radio Free Asia 14 Aug 2020 -- A pro-democracy lawmaker in Hong Kong suffered minor injuries after being hit by a car he said had been following him for days.
- Uyghur Exile Group Urges IOC to Reconsider Holding Winter Games in Beijing, Citing Xinjiang Abuses Radio Free Asia 14 Aug 2020 -- The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) exile group has demanded that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reconsider holding the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, citing state-sponsored rights abuses against Muslims in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
- China Makes Claim to Doubling GDP in a Decade Radio Free Asia 14 Aug 2020 -- As China's government pushes economic growth to meet a key Communist Party pledge for this year, its success may depend on a technicality that it has left unresolved.
- China Expanding Digital Currency Pilot Program VOA 14 Aug 2020 -- China will dramatically expand its pilot program for digital currency to include all major large cities, the country's Commerce Ministry said Friday.
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