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10 September 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- China Amasses Troops, Continues Massive Build-up North and South of Pangong Lake – Report Sputnik 10 Sep 2020 -- Tensions between India and China heightened further after shots were fired along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Pangong Lake for the first time in 40 years on 7 September. The two nuclear-armed Asian rivals have been involved in several skirmishes since April, with diplomatic talks yielding no results.
- US Urges ASEAN to Reconsider Deals With Blacklisted Chinese Companies Radio Free Asia 10 Sep 2020 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged Southeast Asian countries to reconsider business deals with the 24 Chinese companies and individuals that Washington sanctioned last month for their roles in constructing Beijing's artificial islands in the South China Sea.
- Pompeo urges ASEAN to cut ties with Chinese companies Press TV 10 Sep 2020 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on Southeast Asian nations to sever ties with Chinese companies that he claims help build islands in the disputed South China Sea.
- China: US most dangerous factor working against peace in South China Sea Press TV 10 Sep 2020 -- China has censured the United States' intervention in territorial disputes in the South China Sea, saying Washington is fomenting tensions and is the "most dangerous" factor working against peace in the strategic region.
- Chinese military tests drone swarm-armored vehicle integration Global Times 10 Sep 2020 -- China has successfully tested a new combat system that integrates armored vehicles and drone swarms, Chinese media reported on Wednesday. This technology will allow armored troops to acquire more battlefield information and launch deadly attacks, analysts said on Thursday.
- Chinese military to participate in Kavkaz-2020 strategic exercise in Russia PLA Daily 10 Sep 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will send personnel to participate in the strategic exercise "Kavkaz-2020" to be held from September 21 to 26 in Russia's Astrakhan Region.
- Regulations on Party building in Chinese military promulgated PLA Daily 10 Sep 2020 -- A set of regulations on Party building within the Chinese military has been promulgated and put into effect, with the approval of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Central Military Commission (CMC).
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on September 10 PRC MofA 10 Sep 2020
- People's Daily has right to reject US article containing vicious smears against China: FM Global Times 10 Sep 2020 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's new accusations over China's national media People's Daily's refusal to publish an article of the US ambassador to China is a setup, condemning the article for vicious smears against China. The ministry publicized the details of the setup and counter argument.
- People's Daily spokesperson strongly protests Pompeo's statement People's Daily 10 Sep 2020 -- On September 9, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made public remarks, unreasonably accusing People's Daily of refusing to publish an article by the US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, and maliciously attacking the Chinese media.
- US revokes 1,000 China student visas under Trump order over 'military links' Press TV 10 Sep 2020 -- The United States has banned more than 1,000 Chinese graduate students and researchers from entering the country, revoking their visas under an order by President Donald Trump as tensions between the two countries deepen.
- Beijing Slams US Decision to Revoke Some Chinese Nationals' Visas as 'Blatant Political Persecution' Sputnik 10 Sep 2020 -- The US State Department revealed on Wednesday that more than 1,000 Chinese nationals have had their visas cancelled since June over "security" concerns.
- US Revokes Visas of 1,000 Chinese Students Considered 'High Risk' VOA 10 Sep 2020 -- The U.S. says it has revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese citizens considered "high risk" to U.S. security because of alleged ties with the Chinese military.
- Embassy's harboring of Ausssie journalists interferes with Chinese law enforcement: FM Global Times 10 Sep 2020 -- The Australian Embassy's harboring of journalists to evade a Chinese investigation obstructed China's law enforcement and is an interference of China's internal affairs, as well as judicial sovereignty, said spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- What Does Beijing Want From Berlin? VOA 10 Sep 2020 -- China has announced that its head of state will hold a virtual "tone-setter" meeting next week with the heads of Germany and the European Union, providing an opportunity for Xi Jinping to deepen ties with Berlin and Brussels.
- China's Africa Investments Could Benefit All If International Rules Are Obeyed DoD News 10 Sep 2020 -- Recently, during a closed-discussion facilitated by the African Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C, U.S. defense officials joined African, European and U.S. scholars to discuss China's involvement in the world's second-largest continent. One takeaway was that China's investments and involvement there can be beneficial and welcome – so long as China plays by established global norms.
- China's 'National Security' Crackdown Creates Speech Crimes in Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 10 Sep 2020 -- Prosecutors in Hong Kong recently denied bail to an opposition activist arrested for "sedition" under a draconian national security law after he used slogans from the city's protest movement, amid a widening crackdown on freedom of expression under a draconian national security law imposed by Beijing.
- Three Camps in Xinjiang's Uchturpan Believed to Hold Ten Percent of County's Uyghur Population Radio Free Asia 10 Sep 2020 -- Three internment camps in one county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's (XUAR) Aksu (in Chinese, Akesu) prefecture may be holding nearly 10 percent of the county's Uyghur residents, according to local authorities, despite recent claims by Chinese officials that such facilities have all been shuttered.
- Financially Strapped Laos Partners with Chinese Company to Manage Power Grid Radio Free Asia 10 Sep 2020 -- Laos' state-run electricity corporation this month entered into a power grid sharing agreement with a Chinese state-run firm, ceding majority control in a tie-up the government says was necessary to save the debt-ridden domestic firm, but that critics say cedes too much power to a foreign government concern.
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