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16 August 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • Patent affirms efficacy of vaccine developed by China Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- Chinese authorities have granted the first invention patent to a domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which experts said demonstrates the vaccine's originality and creativity, and would enhance the international market's trust in Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccines amid the US' groundless accusations of Chinese hackers trying to steal novel coronavirus data on treatments and vaccine development from them.
  • Guangdong warns residents of sporadic cases as COVID-19 risks loom Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- As South China's Guangdong Province sees a resurgence of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the provincial health commission warned local residents of sporadic cases at a press conference on Sunday.
  • Will more Chinese cities suspend imports of frozen meat, seafood to ward off COVID-19? Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- The Guangzhou Cold Chain Industry Association called for the suspension of imports of frozen meat and aquatic products from COVID-19 stricken countries and regions, and it also asked that all employees who came in contact with the contaminated products have got weekly nucleic acid tests, after a rise in coronavirus cases related to imported frozen food.
  • China welcomes Putin's proposal of holding online summit over Iranian nuclear issue People's Daily 16 Aug 2020 -- Trump says 'probably not' to join Putin-proposed summit on Iran
  • Indigenous airborne munitions dispenser can paralyze airfield in one shot Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- China has revealed a type of domestically developed airborne munitions dispenser, a hybrid weapon that lies between an air-to-ground missile and a guided bomb droppable by an aircraft from a safe distance, that can release hundreds of submunitions that cover a large area. This kind of weapon can effectively paralyze an airfield in one shot, leaving enemy warplanes grounded or destroyed, experts said on Sunday.
  • UK's barring HK police training may 'tighten mainland-city bond' Global Times 16 Aug 2020 -- The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) said on Sunday that it has voluntarily decided to postpone sending officers overseas and the mainland to attend training courses given the current COVID-19 epidemic situation after reports claimed that the UK government has barred UK military personnel from training the Hong Kong police force and two other organizations amid strained ties.
  • Postponing HKSAR LegCo election ensures efforts of COVID-19 response People's Daily 16 Aug 2020 -- Chinese lawmakers on Tuesday, August 11, voted to adopt a decision for the sixth Legislative Council (LegCo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to continue performing duties for no less than a year until the term of the seventh LegCo starts.

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