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08 September 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Hong Kong to relax anti-epidemic measures from Friday: official Global Times 08 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong plans to start easing anti-epidemic measures on Friday. Sports and entertainment venues will reopen, and restrictions on group gatherings and dining will be relaxed from two to four people, said local officials on Tuesday.
- First imported COVID-19 case from S.Africa to China may trigger flight 'circuit breaker' Global Times 08 Sep 2020 -- One passenger on Air China flight CA868 from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, tested positive for COVID-19 on September 2, marking the first imported case from South Africa to China, which may trigger a temporary suspension of the airline to China, also known as a "circuit breaker", the Embassy of China in South Africa announced.
- Xi praises COVID role models in speech People's Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- President Xi Jinping attends a meeting to commend role models in China's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic on Tuesday. He presented medals to four outstanding individuals, and delivers a speech at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Here are some highlights from his address.
- Chronicle of Xi's leadership in China's war against coronavirus People's Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- On March 10, 2020, at Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, Chinese President Xi Jinping -- wearing a mask -- spoke to a patient lying in bed by video link.
- Senior WHO officials congratulate China for COVID-19 control, yet no room for complacency People's Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- Senior World Health Organization (WHO) officials on Monday congratulated the front-line health workers and the people in China for having reached a successful outcome in fighting COVID-19.
- Hong Kong to relax social distancing measures amid dropping new infections People's Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong announced Tuesday the further relaxation of social distancing measures as the COVID-19 epidemic showed signs of abating.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Monday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Xi summarizes China's experience in combating COVID-19 PLA Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- President Xi Jinping on Tuesday summarized the important experience in six areas in China's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic as the country has made major strategic achievement.
- Xi highlights spirit of combating COVID-19 PLA Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- President Xi Jinping on Tuesday summarized China's spirit of combating the COVID-19 epidemic, which features putting people's lives first, nationwide solidarity, sacrifice, respecting science, and a sense of mission for humanity.
- Chen Wei: recombinant COVID-19 vaccine effective against various novel coronavirus mutations PLA Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- Major General Chen Wei, a recipient of the title of "People's Hero", an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a researcher at the Institute of Military Medicine under the Academy of Military Sciences, was interviewed recently on the R&D and application of COVID-19 vaccines in China that the public is most concerned about.
- India fired first in latest border dispute incident, destroys tranquility on border since 1975: Chinese FM Global Times 08 Sep 2020 -- It was the Indian side that fired first in the Monday incident in which Indian troops again illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) of the China-India border and outrageously fired warning shots at Chinese border defense patrol personnel who were attempting to negotiate, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
- Situation Update : Situation in Eastern Ladakh India PIB 08 Sep 2020 -- India, while is committed to disengagement and de-escalating the situation on the LAC, China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate.
- PLA 'takes countermeasures' after shots fired at China-India border People's Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- The Chinese military was "forced to take countermeasures" to maintain stability at the China-India border after Indian troops trespassed via the southern bank of Pangong Tso Lake on Monday and fired warning shots at Chinese border patrols, said Senior Colonel Zhang Shuili, spokesman for the People's Liberation Army Western Theater Command, in a statement on early Tuesday.
- India's move is grave military provocation: Chinese military PLA Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- Indian troops illegally trespassed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) via southern bank of Pangong Tso Lake on the western section of the China-India border on September 7, said Senior Colonel Zhang Shuili, spokesperson for the Western Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in a statement on the same day.
- China-India tensions: Neighbors engage in blame game over fresh border escalation Press TV 08 Sep 2020 -- Tensions between China and India appear to have escalated anew with the two sides accusing each other of committing border aggression.
- China Accuses India of Illegally Crossing Line of Actual Control Amid Renewed Tensions Sputnik 08 Sep 2020 -- The Line of Actual Control, which serves as the de facto border between India and China, has seen intensified skirmishes over the past several months, escalating the long-standing border tensions between the two countries.
- Indian Army Says China Continues to Undertake 'Provocative Activities' to Escalate Tensions Sputnik 08 Sep 2020 -- Border tensions between India and China have recently intensified as a result of skirmishes between the countries' troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
- China launches global data security initiative, respects data sovereignty Global Times 08 Sep 2020 -- China will launch a global data security initiative that can serve as a global standard for data security, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said via video at an international seminar on "Seizing digital opportunities for cooperation and development" on Tuesday in Beijing.
- China Launches Data Security Initiative VOA 08 Sep 2020 -- China's foreign minister announced Tuesday the start of a global data security initiative, outlining principles that should be followed in areas ranging from personal information to espionage.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on September 8, 2020 PRC MofA 08 Sep 2020
- US Expanding Restrictions on Chinese Students VOA 08 Sep 2020 -- U.S. officials are considering broader restrictions against Chinese students attending American schools, as part of a deepening standoff between the two countries.
- US urged to extend visas for Chinese journalists People's Daily 08 Sep 2020 -- China called on the United States to extend visas for all Chinese journalists in the US as soon as possible out of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in Beijing on Monday, adding that the US is very clear that China has all options on the table.
- Australian Journalists Flee China After Threat of Travel Ban, Police Visits Radio Free Asia 08 Sep 2020 -- Two Australian journalists have been recalled from China amid the threat of arrest and a travel ban, their respective news organizations reported on Tuesday.
- Australian Journalists Rushed Out of China as Diplomatic Tensions Rise VOA 08 Sep 2020 -- Two Australian media outlets have flown their reporters out of China over what they say was a diplomatic standoff - the latest tense episode as relations between Beijing and Australia continue to deteriorate.
- Freedom of speech unchanged in HK: Carrie Lam on arrest of Tam Global Times 08 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday that she stands firm in supporting Hong Kong's freedom of speech and press as long as it abides by the law, following the recent arrest of rioter Tam Tak-chi.
- HK suspects arrested in Guangdong to be charged under mainland law: Lam Global Times 08 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the 12 Hong Kong residents suspected of violating the national security law in Hong Kong and arrested in Chinese mainland waters while on the run will be charged according to mainland law.
- Three Internment Camps Operating in Xinjiang's Kashgar, Despite Chinese Claims of Closures Radio Free Asia 08 Sep 2020 -- One of the largest internment camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's (XUAR) Kashgar city–as well as camps in the city's airport and a neighboring county–remains in operation, according to local officials, despite claims by authorities that all of the region's detention centers have been shuttered.
- US May Ban Cotton-Made Products from China's Xinjiang Region: New York Times VOA 08 Sep 2020 -- The New York Times on Tuesday reports the Trump administration is considering imposing a ban on some or all products made with cotton from China's Xinjiang region amid reports of forced labor and other human rights violations.
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