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22 September 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- China's schools welcome 242 million students back post pandemic Global Times 22 Sep 2020 -- A total of 242 million students in China have returned to school as of Friday, accounting for 90 percent of the total number, which shows China's education system has withstood a major test amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education said.
- Chinese City Scheduled for Limited Re-opening After COVID-19 Scare VOA 22 Sep 2020 -- A Chinese city on the border with Myanmar last week began testing thousands of residents for the coronavirus after two Myanmar migrants tested positive.
- Pakistan Begins Phase 3 Trial of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine VOA 22 Sep 2020 -- Pakistan began final-phase testing Tuesday of a Chinese-made vaccine against novel coronavirus, the first ever clinical trial of its kind in the South Asian nation.
- China, India agree to stop sending more troops to frontline: China's Defense Ministry Global Times 22 Sep 2020 -- China and India agreed to stop sending more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground, and avoid taking any action that may complicate the situation, Chinese National Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian said on Tuesday, after a series of border clashes between the two countries since May, and escalating tensions in recent months.
- JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE 6TH ROUND OF SENIOR COMMANDERSâ MEETING BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA India PIB 22 Sep 2020 -- On September 21, the Indian and Chinese Senior Commanders held the 6th round of Military Commander-Level Meeting.
- India rejects high status of dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir Press TV 22 Sep 2020 -- An Indian official has rejected an assertion by Pakistanâs foreign minister that the dispute over Kashmir region is a global matter high on the agenda of the United Nations (UN).
- Part of Bigger Strategy? Chinaâs Military Build-up Along Indiaâs Border Doubles in 3 Years - Report Sputnik 22 Sep 2020 -- India expressed concern over the presence of Chinese troops in the Ladakh region during the meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow on the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on 10 September. New Delhi pointed out that there was no credible explanation for the deployment from the Chinese side.
- Philippine Leader Tells UN 2016 Arbitration Award on South China Sea âBeyond Compromiseâ Radio Free Asia 22 Sep 2020 -- The Philippine president made a strident statement Tuesday on the South China Sea to the United Nations General Assembly, describing a 2016 arbitral tribunal award that struck down virtually all of Chinaâs claims in the disputed waters as âbeyond compromise.â
- âSerious Security Threatâ: Beijing Claims US Spy Planes Posed as Airliners Over 100 Times in 2020 Sputnik 22 Sep 2020 -- In light of increased attention being brought on the activities of US spy planes near China, Beijing has accused the US of disguising them as civilian airliners more than 100 times in 2020 alone, calling the practice a âserious security threatâ and warning it poses a danger to actual civilian aircraft.
- Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan's ADIZ for 5th time in 6 days CNA 22 Sep 2020 -- Two Chinese military Y-8 anti-submarine airplanes entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the Air Force Command Headquarters said, the fifth intrusion of its kind in six days since Sept. 17.
- Taiwan conducts joint air defense drill against Chinese invasion CNA 22 Sep 2020 -- Taiwan's military conducted a joint air defense drill on Tuesday simulating a response to an enemy air attack, involving all of Taiwan's air bases, as well as naval and surface-to-air missile units, according to the Military News Agency.
- President Tsai pledges to defend Taiwan's airspace CNA 22 Sep 2020 -- Taiwan will not allow others to display military might in its territorial airspace, President Tsai Ing-wen (èĄè±æ) pledged Tuesday while touring an Air Force fighter squadron in Penghu that sits on the front lines of the country's air defenses.
- China may be using Zhenhua database to target, exploit Taiwanese: scholar CNA 22 Sep 2020 -- There is a possibility that China is using information from a massive database of influential figures to identify individuals and institutions in Taiwan that could be exploited, according to American researcher Christopher Balding.
- Taiwan slams China's denial of median line as breaking status quo CNA 22 Sep 2020 -- Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (ćłéçź) blasted Beijing on Tuesday for breaking the status quo after it claimed that the median line of the Taiwan Strait does not exist.
- China warns US on recent Taiwan moves People's Daily 22 Sep 2020 -- China vowed to take legitimate countermeasures against political provocations by the United States, including measures targeting relevant individuals, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
- Chinese Foreign Ministry Denies Arrested New York Policeman Worked for Beijing Sputnik 22 Sep 2020 -- The allegation that recently-arrested New York City Police Department officer Baimadajie Angwang worked for the Chinese government is completely untrue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday.
- Statement by H.E. Xi Jinping President of the Peopleâs Republic of China At the General Debate of the 75th Session of The United Nations General Assembly Global Times 22 Sep 2020
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on September 22, 2020 PRC MofA 22 Sep 2020
- China Releases Details on Its Own Unreliable Entity List VOA 22 Sep 2020 -- China's Ministry of Commerce has released long-awaited provisions on its "unreliable entity list," in a move seen as a countermeasure to similar actions taken by Washington.
- Former property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang sentenced to 18 years for corruption, bribery, abuse of power Global Times 22 Sep 2020 -- Former property mogul Ren Zhiqiang was sentenced to 18 years and fined 4.2 million yuan ($620,000) for corruption, bribery, embezzlement of public funds, and abuse of power as state-owned company personnel, a Beijing court announced Tuesday.
- Ex-China official gets 18-year jail term for corruption Press TV 22 Sep 2020 -- A former Chinese Communist Party official and property tycoon in China has been sentenced to a long prison term and a heavy fine for corruption, embezzlement, and abuse of power.
- Beijing Court Sentences Real Estate Tycoon to 18 Years in Prison for Corruption Sputnik 22 Sep 2020 -- Beijing No 2 Intermediate People's Court on Tuesday sentenced Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of the state-owned Huayuan Real Estate Group and a vocal critic of Chinese President Xi Jinping, to 18 years in prison on corruption charges.
- Chinese Property Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Sentenced to 18-Year in Corruption Case VOA 22 Sep 2020 -- A court in Beijing Tuesday gave Chinese property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang, who once referred to Chinaâs top leader, Xi Jinping, as a âclown,â an 18-year prison sentence and a fine of $620,000 after finding him guilty of corruption, bribery, embezzlement of public funds and abuse of power as an executive of a state-owned enterprise.
- HK police revise rules to counter fake journalists, a move overdue Global Times 22 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong police said they will redefine the criteria for "media representatives," who are allowed to cover incidents with police, and recognize only news media registered with the Hong Kong SAR government, or internationally recognized foreign media, in a bid to allow frontline law enforcers to identify real journalists during their operations and provide assistance efficiently.
- Hong Kong's role of bridge between mainland, world incomparable: HKSAR gov't official People's Daily 22 Sep 2020 -- Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Paul Chan said on Tuesday that Hong Kong continues to be the unique business bridge between the mainland and the rest of the world.
- Hong Kong Journalists Condemn Police Controls on Press Passes Radio Free Asia 22 Sep 2020 -- Journalists' associations in Hong Kong on Tuesday hit out at changes to regulations enabling the city's police force to decide who is an accredited journalist.
- Hong Kong Detainees âAllocated Lawyersâ From Official List: Reports Radio Free Asia 22 Sep 2020 -- Twelve Hong Kong activists detained by the mainland Chinese authorities as they tried to escape to the democratic island of Taiwan by speedboat have been allocated officially approved lawyers, sparking concerns that they may have accepted the arrangement under duress.
- Hong Kong 12 Face âAtmosphere of Terrorâ in China Custody â Activist Hu Jia Radio Free Asia 22 Sep 2020 -- Twelve Hong Kong citizens aged 16 to 33 are being held on suspicion of "illegal immigration" at the Yantian Detention Center in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong. They were intercepted by the China Coast Guard after they tried to escape by speedboat to the democratic island of Taiwan last month. All 12 are suspected of committing crimes in Hong Kong, according to the city's security bureau, with 10 of them wanted for manufacturing or possessing explosives, arson, rioting, assaulting police officers, or possession of offensive weapons.
- Trump Hits China Over Coronavirus, Environment at Opening of UN General Assembly Radio Free Asia 22 Sep 2020 -- U.S. President Donald Trump attacked China during his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday, accusing Beijing of failing to contain the coronavirus, polluting the world, and manipulating trade, while Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping voiced veiled criticism of Washington.
- US House Passes Bill Banning Imports From China Made With Uyghur Forced Labor Radio Free Asia 22 Sep 2020 -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to that would block imports from in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) unless proof can be shown that they are not linked to forced labor.
- Why Are Central Asian Countries Silent About China's Uyghurs? RFE/RL 22 Sep 2020 -- The Central Asian governments have tried to stay out of Beijing's ruthless campaign against Uyghurs and other minorities in China's western region of Xinjiang, officially known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
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