Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
25 September 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Annual production capacity of vaccine to reach 610 million doses by 2020: expert Global Times 25 Sep 2020 -- China is estimated to reach an annual production capacity of the novel coronavirus vaccine to 610 million doses by the end of 2020, and more than 1 billion by 2021, Zheng Zhongwei, director of the Development Center for Medical Science and Technology of the National Health Commission (NHC), announced at a briefing held by the State Council Information Office of China on Friday.
- Update: Two port workers in Qingdao test positive for COVID-19 after offloading imported seafood Global Times 25 Sep 2020 -- Two workers who offloaded imported seafood at Qingdao port in East China's Shandong Province have tested positive for the coronavirus and both are asymptomatic, local health authority said on Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 25 Sep 2020 -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Friday.
- China's space-tracking ship departs for new monitoring mission in Pacific Ocean PLA Daily 25 Sep 2020 -- Space-tracking ship Yuanwang-5 has departed from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday for a maritime monitoring mission in the Pacific Ocean.
- Chinese ship lingering off east coast as Taiwan holds missile tests CNA 25 Sep 2020 -- A Chinese intelligence vessel remains deployed in waters off Taiwan's eastern coast as Taiwan hold missile tests in the area.
- Haiti, Nauru speak up for Taiwan in U.N. debate CNA 25 Sep 2020 -- The leaders of Haiti and Nauru on Thursday thanked Taiwan for its assistance in fighting COVID-19 and voiced general support for Taiwan on the third day of the general debate of the 75th U.N. General Assembly.
- PLA maneuvers in region driven by internal politics: scholars CNA 25 Sep 2020 -- China has been intensifying its military maneuvers in the region, including sending warplanes over the median line of the Taiwan Strait, because of political pressures being faced by the country's leadership, scholars argued Thursday.
- Taiwan's high-profile missile tests no threat to PLA: experts Global Times 25 Sep 2020 -- The island of Taiwan's Hsiung Feng II E supersonic anti-ship missiles and its enhanced Sky Bow III surface-to-air missiles were likely at the center of a reported high-profile missile launch test on Thursday, defense experts said, adding that the weapons pose no real threat to People's Liberation Army's (PLA) ballistic missiles.
- China will do what 'it takes' to halt secession PLA Daily 25 Sep 2020 -- China will do "whatever it takes" to thwart any effort aimed at Taiwan seceding from China, Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense, said on Thursday.
- Retired military man given two years for spying for China CNA 25 Sep 2020 -- A retired Taiwanese military man who was given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of spying for China and attempting to build a spy network in Taiwan has been given a 27-month jail term for the crimes on appeal.
- Over 3 mln young Chinese register for national conscription: military spokesperson People's Daily 25 Sep 2020 -- China's 2020 military recruitment will be completed by the end of September, with more than 3 million applicants registering for the conscription, a Chinese military spokesman said Thursday.
- China Weighs Impact of Chemicals and Electric Cars Radio Free Asia 25 Sep 2020 -- In a rare admission of China's continuing smog problems, a top environmental official has signaled that residents should be ready for a return of "heavy air pollution" in Beijing and the surrounding region this fall.
- Hong Kong Police Ban March in Support of 12 Activists Held by China Radio Free Asia 25 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong police on Friday turned down an application by march organizers the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) to hold a pro-democracy march on Oct. 1, China's National Day, saying there was a risk of violence and widespread transmission of coronavirus.
- Fish Populations Plummet Amid Demand For Swim Bladders For TCM Radio Free Asia 25 Sep 2020 -- Authorities in the democratic island of Taiwan recently arrested a man for smuggling fish parts used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and health foods.
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