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30 August 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Central govt agencies condemn some troublemakers in HK for politicizing mainland aid in COVID-19 fight Global Times 30 Aug 2020 -- Upon facing defamation on the mainland's aid to help the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) combat the COVID-19 epidemic from a number of troublemakers with ulterior motives, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China's State Council, the Liaison Office of the Central Government in HKSAR and the HKSAR government issued statements on Sunday, condemning them for being vicious with no regard for the safety and health of Hong Kong residents.
- Citywide testing poses much lower virus risk than election, HK govt explains Global Times 30 Aug 2020 -- Queues at Hong Kong's nucleic acid testing centers cannot be compared to crowds gathered for elections, as size of former is strictly controlled while the election must be completed in one day and thus poses greater virus risk, Hong Kong government said late Saturday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 30 Aug 2020 -- No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Saturday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
- Shanghai reports 3 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 30 Aug 2020 -- Shanghai reported three new imported COVID-19 cases and no increase in domestically-transmitted cases on Saturday, the municipal health commission said Sunday.
- China's Xinjiang reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 30 Aug 2020 -- No new confirmed COVID-19 cases or asymptomatic cases were reported in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Saturday, the regional health commission said Sunday.
- 27 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 30 Aug 2020 -- The National Health Commission said Sunday that 27 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Saturday.
- Xi's speech sets policy direction for Tibet Global Times 30 Aug 2020 -- Fifty-five years since the establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region and with earth-shaking changes to its economic and social developments, China has more mature and complete policies in this southwestern region and is capable of forging what the country's top leader calls "an ironclad shield to safeguard stability," analysts said.
- China's President Xi calls for 'impregnable fortress' in Tibet Press TV 30 Aug 2020 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on senior leaders to build an "impregnable fortress" to maintain stability and national unity in Tibet, in an effort to build a "united, prosperous" community in the remote Himalayan region.
- US defense chief urges nuclear force upgrade citing China's stockpile Press TV 30 Aug 2020 -- US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has called for the modernization of American nuclear force and "maintain readiness" to ensure the safety of the Indo-Pacific region, accusing China of doubling its nuclear arsenal amid persisting tensions between the two countries regarding their military operations in the region.
- Pompeo Raises U.S. Concern About Chinese Investment In Ukraine In Call With Zelenskiy RFE/RL 30 Aug 2020 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy about U.S. concerns over China's attempt to purchase a Ukrainian engine manufacturer, the State Department said on August 29.
- China Says Czech Senate Speaker's Trip to Taiwan Breaches Sovereignty Sputnik 30 Aug 2020 -- The Chinese embassy in Prague said on Sunday it saw the trip to Taiwan by Milos Vystrcil, the speaker of the Czech parliament's upper house, as a violation of the one-China policy.
- China's 'Coercive Diplomacy' Backfires as Czech Senate Delegation Visits Taiwan VOA 30 Aug 2020 -- In defiance of China, a delegation, led by Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil, Sunday arrived in Taiwan on a six-day visit – the highest-level exchange between the two countries to cement economic and cultural ties.
- PLA launches new Type 055, Type 052D destroyers after decommissioning all Type 051 destroyers: reports Global Times 30 Aug 2020 -- China reportedly launched its eighth Type 055 and 25th Type 052D destroyers on Sunday, only two days after the decommissioning of two Type 051 destroyers attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, which marked the retirement of China's all first generation of indigenous destroyers.
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