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06 October 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- China Opens Hundreds of 'Security Centers' in Tibetan Capital Lhasa Radio Free Asia 06 Oct 2020 -- Chinese authorities in Tibet's capital Lhasa have increased police presence by opening several so-called "Security Centers," with the aim of controlling Tibetans, sources in Tibet told RFA.
- Hong Kong extends social distancing restrictions amid new outbreak fears Global Times 06 Oct 2020 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Tuesday extended social distancing restrictions for another week till Oct. 15, while expressing concerns about the probable worsening of local COVID-19 infections.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 06 Oct 2020 -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Monday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- US Homeland Security Says Russia, China Pose Major Threats to US Security Sputnik 06 Oct 2020 -- The United States considers Russia, China and White supremacists among major threats to its national security, the Department of Homeland Security said in a new report published on Tuesday.
- In Tokyo, Pompeo Touts Quad Forum as Way to Counter China VOA 06 Oct 2020 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced China's "exploitation, corruption, and coercion" Tuesday as he participated in a high-level forum of Asian leaders that Washington hopes will counter Beijing's growing influence.
- Pompeo Presses Asian Allies to 'Be Forceful' in Response to China's Military Operations Sputnik 06 Oct 2020 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a visit to Asia on Tuesday called on Washington's allies in the region to build deeper collaboration and be more "forceful" toward China in response to the country's military operations in the South China Sea.
- Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at Quad Ministerial US Dept. of State 06 Oct 2020
- Briefing with Senior State Department Officials on Secretary Pompeo's Visit to Japan US Dept. of State 06 Oct 2020
- KMT's latest proposals are of 'Taiwan independence' nature: analysts Global Times 06 Oct 2020 -- Regardless of its intentions, the Kuomintang (KMT)'s latest proposals against the Communist Party of China (CPC), and promoting the Taiwan island's relationship with the US, will not only tarnish KMT, but also severely harm cross-Straits relations, observers said.
- Hong Kong Strikes Off Primary Teacher Who Prepared Lesson on Independence Radio Free Asia 06 Oct 2020 -- Authorities in Hong Kong have revoked the license of a public school teacher for allegedly promoting pro-independence views, the city's education bureau said in a news conference on Tuesday.
- Hong Kong Government Denies Involvement in Capture of Fleeing Activists Radio Free Asia 06 Oct 2020 -- The Hong Kong government on Tuesday denied any involvement in the interception of a group of activists who tried to flee to the democratic island of Taiwan, as details emerged of the movements of two of its aircraft on the day of their arrest by the China Coast Guard.
- At UN: 39 Countries Condemn China's Abuses of Uighurs VOA 06 Oct 2020 -- Western diplomats at the United Nations criticized China for its human rights abuses against ethnic Uighur Muslims and its crackdown on Hong Kong's autonomy Tuesday, while Beijing hit back, focusing its anger on the United States.
- Facing Criticism Over COVID-19 and Xinjiang, Chinese Leader Talks Up Archaeology VOA 06 Oct 2020 -- As China faces global criticism over its initial handling of the COVID pandemic, "re-education" camps for ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang, online censorship and more, China's leader, Xi Jinping, used a high-level meeting to talk about a different topic: how archaeology should serve the interests of the ruling party.
- Interview: Xi Brings 'Era of Exquisite Totalitarianism' to China-Party Scholar Cai (Part II) Radio Free Asia 06 Oct 2020 -- Cai Xia, a retired professor of the Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party, was expelled from the party and had her pension stripped on August 17 for "serious violations of political discipline of the Party" following her criticism of the increasingly authoritarian policies of Xi Jinping, party chief and state president. The dissident in-house scholar called the CCP a political zombie and likened Xi to a "gang boss". Widely known as one of the "Hereditary [Second Generation] Red," descendants of founding members or important figures of the CCP, the 68-year-old spoke to Vienna Tang of RFA's Mandarin Service recently about Xi's controls with the party and the reaction of Chinese intellectuals.
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