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17 September 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Coast Guard releases new plan to combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing worldwide US Coast Guard 17 Sep 2020 -- The Coast Guard released a new strategy to enhance global safety, security and stewardship of the maritime domain by combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 17 Sep 2020 -- No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- Chinese returnees from the Philippines lied about COVID-19 symptoms and positive test results Global Times 17 Sep 2020 -- Two COVID-19 patients returning to China from the Philippines were recently found to have hidden their symptoms before taking flights back home, said the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines on Wednesday.
- Rapid progress made in developing vaccine People's Daily 17 Sep 2020 -- Expert says it may be available for public use as early as November
- Hong Kong Finds Untraced Cases as Mass Coronavirus Testing Ends Radio Free Asia 17 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong authorities on Thursday said they had discovered nine new cases of coronavirus, three of which came from unknown sources in the community, despite a controversial mass testing program since the start of September.
- Text of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh Statement in Rajya Sabha on September 17 India PIB 17 Sep 2020
- Chinese PLA loudspeakers tactic signals isolated, besieged Indian army: insider Global Times 17 Sep 2020 -- The People's Liberation Army has reportedly installed loudspeakers at areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and played Punjabi songs to Indian soldiers, a move which sends a message to India that the Indian army is isolated and besieged on all sides, an insider told the Global Times on Thursday.
- India's sincerity key to ending conflict before winter Global Times 17 Sep 2020 -- The Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisors on Thursday is a good opportunity to ease the ongoing border tensions between China and India, with experts saying that expectations of disengagement and de-escalation near the Line of Actual Control are high. But whether border tensions can be peacefully settled before winter depends on India's sincerity.
- India, China Call on Each Other to Pull Back Troops VOA 17 Sep 2020 -- Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said Thursday that New Delhi wants a peaceful resolution to its border dispute with China but is prepared for all contingencies to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
- Germany, France, U.K. Rebuke Beijing Over South China Sea Radio Free Asia 17 Sep 2020 -- The United Kingdom, France and Germany have signed a joint note denouncing China's claims in the South China Sea, in a sign of growing European interest in the maritime disputes there and China's militarization of occupied islets.
- Beijing Urges ASEAN States to Resist US 'Interference' in South China Sea Radio Free Asia 17 Sep 2020 -- China called on Southeast Asian countries Thursday to resist "interference" from the United States in territorial disputes in the South China Sea, over which Washington has been ratcheting up diplomatic pressure lately.
- U.S. Under Secretary of State Krach arrives in Taipei on 3-day visit CNA 17 Sep 2020 -- American Under Secretary of State Keith Krach arrived in Taipei on Thursday afternoon on a three-day visit to attend a memorial service for former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝).
- US State Department Official Lands in Taiwan Ahead of Memorial Service Radio Free Asia 17 Sep 2020 -- U.S. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach arrived in Taiwan on Thursday, at the start of a three-day trip that will see him attend a memorial service for the island's first directly elected leader.
- China files formal complaint with US over senior official visiting Taiwan Press TV 17 Sep 2020 -- China says it has filed a formal complaint with the United States over a visit by US Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach to Taiwan, the highest-ranking State Department official to visit Taipei in four decades, in open defiance of China, which has sovereignty over the island.
- China strongly opposes official contact between US, Taiwan: spokesperson Global Times 17 Sep 2020 -- China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition, and has lodged solemn representations with the United States over the upcoming visit of US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach to Taiwan, said Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, on Thursday.
- U.S. announces Taiwan visit of ranking state department official CNA 17 Sep 2020 -- United States Under Secretary of State Keith Krach will travel to Taiwan to attend the memorial service for former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) on Sept. 19, the U.S. State Department announced Wednesday.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on September 17, 2020 PRC MofA 17 Sep 2020
- HK government officially acts on US' new product marking order Global Times 17 Sep 2020 -- The Hong Kong government said that it is taking a formal step in dealing with the US' new rule on labeling of products of Hong Kong origin, which does not allow products to carry the "made in Hong Kong" label.
- Family of Detained Hong Kong Teen Face Obstacles At Every Turn Radio Free Asia 17 Sep 2020 -- The family of a Hong Kong teenager detained in mainland China after he tried to flee to the democratic island of Taiwan says he hasn't been allowed to see a lawyer, and that they have had scant assistance from the Hong Kong authorities.
- Hong Kong Political Refugees Eye Taiwan, But Are Speedboats the Solution? VOA 17 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong political activists reportedly fleeing toward Taiwan by speedboat have put Taiwanese aid agencies and organizations in a bind over how to offer support – both parties want to resist China – despite a ban on illegal entry and the absence of a legal guarantee of asylum, lawmakers and experts say.
- China releases white paper to justify Xinjiang's employment and labor rights progress Global Times 17 Sep 2020 -- Xinjiang implements a proactive employment policy, protects lawful labor rights and interests of people of all ethnic groups, and strives to provide decent work and a better life for people of all ethnic groups, said a white paper released by the Information Office of the State Council on employment and labor rights in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Thursday.
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