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29 September 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- China strengthens flu vaccine deployment, braces for potential dual epidemics Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- China will strengthen the deployment of flu vaccines nationwide and expand vaccination availability in preparation for the upcoming flu season as the country plans to carry out comprehensive prevention measures for both potential influenza and COVID-19 waves.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 29 Sep 2020 -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Monday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Chinese National Sentenced for Laundering Millions for Mexican Drug Cartels US Dept. of Justice 29 Sep 2020 -- A Chinese national was sentenced today to five years in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $4.2 million for laundering drug proceeds generated by large-scale cocaine trafficking in the United States.
- China Toughens Stance on Ladakh by Terming It as 'Illegally Established' Indian Territory Sputnik 29 Sep 2020 -- Facing their worst standoff in decades, India and China have engaged in full blown clashes at the eastern Ladakh border since June this year. While 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives on 15 June, China is yet to reveal the number of its casualties. Negotiations to resolve the dispute have failed to yield results so far.
- India Does Not Recognise 1959 Line of Actual Control: New Delhi Lashes Out at China Sputnik 29 Sep 2020 -- Despite several rounds of talks to defuse tensions in the Ladakh region, India and China have failed to reach a consensus on disengagement. Meanwhile, the two sides have made massive deployments of military assets in the Himalayan region.
- China slams India's infrastructure push in disputed border for military control Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- China does not recognize the so-called Union Territory of Ladakh illegally established by India, and opposes infrastructure construction in disputed border areas for military control purposes, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday in response to India building roads along the border.
- India's procurement of US rifles 'can't yield border advantage' Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- India's latest military procurement plan worth Rs 2,290 crore ($310 million) involving US-made rifles cannot help it gain an advantage in the border tensions with China, and recent Indian military moves again revealed its insincerity in solving the dispute through talks, Chinese analysts said on Tuesday.
- Thailand Greenlights $400MN Spending Hike for Sino-Built High-Speed Rail Project Radio Free Asia 29 Sep 2020 -- Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday authorized a 12 billion baht-budget increase (nearly U.S. $400 million) for a high-speed railway being built by Chinese state firms between northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province and the capital Bangkok, a government spokeswoman said.
- No signs of China set to launch war against Taiwan: defense chief CNA 29 Sep 2020 -- There are currently no signs indicating that China is preparing to launch an imminent large-scale invasion of Taiwan, the country's defense chief said Tuesday.
- China launches largest and most advanced maritime patrol vessel Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- China launched its largest and most advanced maritime patrol vessel in South China's Guangzhou on Tuesday, which is expected to play an important role in improving maritime traffic management capabilities and safeguarding China's maritime rights and interests.
- PLA Central Theater Command and seven provincial governments jointly promote military-related legal rights protection PLA Daily 29 Sep 2020 -- The third joint meeting on military-related legal rights protection was held in Tianjin in early September by the PLA Central Theater Command and the seven provinces (cities) where the Central Theater Command is located.
- Chinese Leader Xi Jinping Inscribes Himself Into Party Procedural Rules Radio Free Asia 29 Sep 2020 -- Ruling Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping is continuing to cement his personal grip on the country's leadership, according to a former top official.
- Liaison Office in HK warns rioters ahead of proposed National Day 'rampage' Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- Under the National Security Law, the reckless moves of rioters in Hong Kong won't be tolerated, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said in an official statement on Tuesday, serving as a warning to some rioters who had been planning for massive illegal protests and subsequent rampage throughout the city on China's National Day on Thursday.
- HKSAR hands over military dock to PLA Garrison to better tackle terrorism, foreign interference Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) handed over the Central Military Dock to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison on Tuesday, a move deemed by HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam as a historic moment that fully demonstrates the HKSAR's relationship with the central authorities under "one country, two systems" and carries important constitutional significance.
- HK pan-democracy lawmakers in 'critical year' Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- While the majority of pan-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong decided to serve extended terms in the Legislative Council (LegCo), which had been expected, some observers said that political battles will continue, as anti-government forces will continue testing the waters until the first trial under the national security law for Hong Kong has a stronger deterrent effect.
- HKSAR gov't hands over military dock to PLA Garrison PLA Daily 29 Sep 2020 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Tuesday handed over the Central Military Dock to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in the HKSAR.
- Oxford University Moves to Protect Students From Hong Kong Security Law Radio Free Asia 29 Sep 2020 -- Oxford University students are being asked to submit China-related work anonymously for fear of political retaliation under a draconian national security law imposed on Hong Kong from July 1 that applies anywhere in the world, a British newspaper reported on Tuesday.
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