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08 October 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • Wave Power: China Uses Offshore Renewable Energy for Paracels Outpost Radio Free Asia 08 Oct 2020 -- A rare glimpse of a wave power generator among the Paracel Islands – a sign of how China is using offshore renewable energy to supply its isolated islet outposts.
  • Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 08 Oct 2020 -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
  • PLA border troops given ready-to-assemble thermal shelters amid standoff with India Global Times 08 Oct 2020 -- Chinese border troops stationed in plateau areas were recently equipped with ready-to-assemble thermal shelters, a guarantee they can get through the chilly winter and support the military's combat readiness in extreme weather.
  • MND confirms U.S., Chinese military aircraft activity around Taiwan CNA 08 Oct 2020 -- A U.S. MC-130J military aircraft flew along the median line of the Taiwan Strait that separates China and Taiwan Thursday, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed that same day.
  • O'Brien speech suggests Taiwan has only itself to rely on Global Times 08 Oct 2020 -- By putting forward a so-called "porcupine" strategy and asking the island of Taiwan to buy more weapons, Washington is sending a clear signal that it is reluctant to sacrifice its own interests to battle against Beijing for the sake of Taiwan if a military conflict bursts out, Chinese experts said amid US officials' recent calls for the island to spend more on its own defense.
  • New US Aid for Southeast Asia Takes Aim at Chinese Influence VOA 08 Oct 2020 -- The U.S. government aims to take another bite out of Chinese influence in Southeast Asia with a partnership to aid five countries that traditionally tap Beijing for help, experts in the region say.
  • Chinese envoy refutes accusations by U.S., other countries PLA Daily 08 Oct 2020 -- China's permanent representative to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, on Tuesday refuted groundless accusations against China on issues related to Xinjiang and Hong Kong by the United States and a few other countries.
  • Chinese envoy rejects U.S. accusations at UN PLA Daily 08 Oct 2020 -- A Chinese envoy on Wednesday rejected accusations against China by U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly.
  • China slams Pompeo's accusations, urges U.S. to abandon Cold War mentality PLA Daily 08 Oct 2020 -- A spokesperson for China's embassy in Japan on Wednesday slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's accusations against China over issues related to the East and South China Seas, cybersecurity and China-India regional conflicts, urging the U.S. side to abandon its Cold War mentality.
  • Experts Weigh Impact of US Immigration Ban on Chinese Communists VOA 08 Oct 2020 -- The United States has imposed a broad immigration ban on members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), blocking them from becoming U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. Experts said the move further raised tensions between the two countries but might not have as severe an impact as previous measures.
  • Groups, Activists Campaign Against China's Bid For UN Rights Council Seat Radio Free Asia 08 Oct 2020 -- International rights groups are calling on United Nations member states not to vote to allow China to retain its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, saying Beijing has tried to undermine the international human rights system and continues the mass persecution and incarceration of Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
  • Hong Kong Authorities Colluded in Rendition of 12 Detainees to Mainland China: Activists Radio Free Asia 08 Oct 2020 -- Pro-democracy activists and relatives protested outside the headquarters of the Hong Kong Government Flying Service on Thursday, calling on the authorities for an explanation of flights made by its aircraft on the day that 12 Hong Kong activists were detained by the China Coast Guard as they headed for the democratic island of Taiwan.
  • 'No room for secessionism in classrooms,' HK officials say Global Times 08 Oct 2020 -- Hong Kong and central government officials condemned a teacher whose professional credentials have been "deregistered" for systematically spreading pro-secessionism messages, stressing that promotion of secessionism will not be tolerated in Hong Kong's schools.
  • Hong Kong Cardinal Fears City's Catholics Will Soon be Under China's Control Radio Free Asia 08 Oct 2020 -- Recent reports that the Vatican will renew an agreement with Beijing over the running of the Catholic Church in China were swiftly followed by the resignation of Bishop Vincenzo Guo Xijin of Mindong diocese in southeastern Fujian province.
  • Ethnic Han Leading Top Xinjiang University Signals End of 'Autonomy' in Region: Observers Radio Free Asia 08 Oct 2020 -- Authorities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have appointed an ethnic Han Chinese man as president of the region's most prestigious university, in a move observers say is an assault on the last vestiges of so-called autonomy for members of the Uyghur community.

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