Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
23 September 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Xi reaffirms COVID-19 pledges at UN assembly Global Times 23 Sep 2020 -- In stark contrast to the US who apparently turned the UN General Assembly - a multilateral dialogue platform--into a battlefield to attack and defame China, China stressed putting people and lives first in battling COVID-19, and that major countries should act like major countries by taking up their due responsibility and live up to people's expectations.
- Chinese COVID-19 vaccine producers speed up clinical trials Global Times 23 Sep 2020 -- Chinese vaccine producers are accelerating clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine candidates and preparing for full-speed production once a product is approved to enter the market.
- China halts frozen seafood imports from Norwegian firm after COVID-19 found on packaging Global Times 23 Sep 2020 -- China has suspended frozen seafood imports from a Norwegian company for a week after tests for COVID-19 came back positive on the packaging of its seafood.
- China Stuns South Americans With Aggressive Galapagos Fishing Fleet Radio Free Asia 23 Sep 2020 -- A Chinese fishing armada that has shown up off the northwestern coast of South America has stunned several governments there.
- China, India hold sixth round of commander-level talks People's Daily 23 Sep 2020 -- A Chinese military spokesperson said the Chinese and Indian military officials held the sixth round of commander-level talks on Monday.
- China, India hold 6th commander-level talks PLA Daily 23 Sep 2020 -- China and India held the sixth commander-level talks at the border personnel meeting point in Moldo on September 21, and the two sides made a joint press release after consultation, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday.
- India, China Agree Not to Add Troops on Disputed Himalayan Border VOA 23 Sep 2020 -- India and China have agreed to not send more troops to a disputed border region in the Himalayas, where their respective troops engaged in deadly hand-to-hand fighting in June.
- Why China, Once Coy, Suddenly Wants to Discuss a Code of Conduct for a Disputed Sea VOA 23 Sep 2020 -- China aims to push back against the United States by reopening talks with 10 Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct that would help prevent mishaps in a crowded, disputed Asian sea, political scholars say.
- Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen Among Time Magazine's 100 Influential People Radio Free Asia 23 Sep 2020 -- President Tsai Ing-wen of of Taiwan has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2020 for her insistence that the democratic island's 23 million people have no interest in being ruled by China.
- Photo: Taiwan Has Cruise Missiles Capable of Reaching China Stationed at Base in Straits Sputnik 23 Sep 2020 -- A recent news report from Taiwan's Makung Air Force Base in the Taiwan Strait revealed Taiwan's air force has stationed air-to-ground cruise missiles within striking distance of the Chinese mainland.
- Philippines: Facebook Removes China-based Fake Accounts Radio Free Asia 23 Sep 2020 -- Social media giant Facebook said it has taken down more than 150 fake accounts that originated in China over interfering in Philippine politics, including those that promote Beijing's interests in the South China Sea and that back President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter as his successor in 2022.
- Tibetan Police Officer Arrested in New York as Chinese Spy Radio Free Asia 23 Sep 2020 -- An ethnic Tibetan New York City police officer and U.S. Army reservist was unmasked this week as a spy working to inform China on the activities of Chinese citizens and the Tibetan community in the New York area, the U.S. Justice Department said in a press release on Monday.
- PLA Eastern Theater Command disciplines soldier for leaking classified intelligence Global Times 23 Sep 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command, responsible for the Taiwan Straits and one of the most exercise-intensive PLA commands this year, has disciplined a soldier for leaking classified intelligence by mobile phone, the command recently revealed.
- China Rejects and Opposes Groundless Accusations by the United States Global Times 23 Sep 2020 -- China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations made by the United States against China during the General Debate on 22 September. China will exercise the right of reply in accordance with the rules of the UN General Assembly to state its solemn position.
- China rejects "baseless accusation," opposes "political virus," says China's UN envoy Global Times 23 Sep 2020 -- China resolutely rejects the "baseless accusation" against it and opposes "political virus," said China's permanent representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun on Tuesday following US President Donald Trump's criticism of China's handling of COVID-19 at the UN General Assembly.
- State Legislatures and the China Challenge US Dept. of State 23 Sep 2020 -- Speech by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State and Roger Roth, Wisconsin State Senator
- New Evidence Further Links Xinjiang Company Sanctioned by US to Forced Labor Radio Free Asia 23 Sep 2020 -- New evidence further links a company in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) whose products were banned from entry to the U.S. earlier this month to forced labor supplied by detainees from a local internment camp, RFA has learned.
- US Congress Moves to Bar All Goods Made in Xinjiang VOA 23 Sep 2020 -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill aimed at banning goods made with forced labor in China's Xinjiang region, a move seen as increasing pressure on China over its Xinjiang policies.
- French Leader Urges UN-Backed Mission To China's Xinjiang Over Concerns At Uyghurs' Treatment RFE/RL 23 Sep 2020 -- France's president has called for an international mission under UN supervision to travel to China's northwestern Xinjiang region to address global concerns at the treatment of the Uyghur minority there, highlighting what critics charge is among the most acute human rights crises in the world today.
- China lodges stern representation to US for proceeding â€˜forced labor' bill on Xinjiang Global Times 23 Sep 2020 -- China has lodged a stern representation to the US and expressed strong opposition against US lawmakers from the House of Representatives for passing a bill accusing China of "using forced labor" and vowing to ban products from China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.
- China files stern representations over US House legislation on Xinjiang Press TV 23 Sep 2020 -- China says it has filed stern representations with the US House of Representatives over legislation that would restrict imports of goods produced in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, where US officials claim companies use forced labor.
- Western report distorts Tibetan employment service as coercive Global Times 23 Sep 2020 -- Tibetan residents, officials and experts have pointed out the many flaws in accusations of a "mass labor program in Tibet" fabricated by the notorious Adrian Zenz, a self-proclaimed Tibet and Xinjiang researcher, and Western media. These include grafting Tibetan government official reports and transplanting them to other usages, and twisting the truth about vocation training schools for herdsmen.
- China exposes cases of syndicate-related corruption, protection rackets People's Daily 23 Sep 2020 -- China's discipline inspection and supervisory authorities have made public six cases on gang-related corruption and "protective umbrellas" that shelter gangs.
- China Jails Xi Jinping Critic Ren Zhiqiang For 18 Years Radio Free Asia 23 Sep 2020 -- A court in Beijing has sentenced former property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang to 18 years' imprisonment, in a move analysts said was intended to send a strong message that ruling Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping will brook no challenges to his authority, even among his own "princeling" political faction.
- Ethnic Chinese Creative Workers Say Hollywood Has a China Problem Radio Free Asia 23 Sep 2020 -- Creative workers overseas have hit out at Hollywood over what they say is the movie industry's long-running failure to stand up to China over human rights abuses, which include the mass incarceration and persecution of Uyghurs and other ethnic groups in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
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