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05 November 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Suspending entry for non-Chinese nationals from some countries is a justified temporary measure: FM Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday that the suspension of entry for non-Chinese nationals from some countries - including the UK, Bangladesh and the Philippines - is only a temporary measure in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases in those counties; it is both reasonable and in line with international practice.
- China suspends entry of non-Chinese nationals from UK as infections rise Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- China is suspending the entry of non-Chinese nationals from the UK into the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Embassy in the UK announced on Wednesday, as the UK reported 25,177 positive cases and 492 deaths on the same day.
- Patient tests positive in Beijing after being cured of COVID-19 in Sweden Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- Beijing on Wednesday reported one imported case of a patient who tested positive after she was cured of COVID-19 and flew back from Sweden.
- Rapid COVID-19 testing kits approved in China as demand expected to grow in Europe Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- Chinese medical regulatory authority on Thursday approved the first two COVID-19 antigen detection kits, which can shorten the testing time to 20 minutes. Chinese test kit manufacturers may see increasing demand as European countries start mass tests, but will also face more competition from foreign producers, industry observers said.
- Chinese mainland reports 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 05 Nov 2020 -- China's National Health Commission said Thursday that it received reports of 28 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Wednesday, including eight that were domestically-transmitted and 20 imported.
- Xinjiang reports 8 COVID-19 cases, 2 asymptomatic cases People's Daily 05 Nov 2020 -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported eight newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and two asymptomatic cases Wednesday, the regional health commission said Thursday.
- 200 Chinese Sent Back From Laos After Trying to Cross the Border Without Papers Radio Free Asia 05 Nov 2020 -- Lao authorities on the country's border with China this week pushed back around 200 Chinese attempting to enter Laos with permits, following the opening of a major crossing point for documented travelers on Nov. 1, sources said.
- Chinese defense ministry opposes planned U.S. drone sale to Taiwan People's Daily 05 Nov 2020 -- A Chinese military spokesperson Wednesday firmly opposed and strongly condemned the plan approved by the U.S. State Department to sell aerial drones to Taiwan.
- Pro-Taiwan cross-party consensus in U.S., no matter who wins: Tsai CNA 05 Nov 2020 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (è”¡è‹±æ–‡) assured the Taiwanese public on Thursday that U.S.-Taiwan relations will continue to flourish no matter who wins the U.S. presidential election, as supporting Taiwan is a cross-party consensus there.
- Foreign media stir trouble by hyping China's draft coast guard law Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- Chinese experts slammed foreign media hype of China's draft coast guard law released on Wednesday, noting that any country has the right to enforce laws in the airspace and waters under its administration.
- PLA long-distance maneuver exercise in plateau includes Type 15 tanks Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently conducted a long-distance maneuver exercise featuring heavy equipment, including dozens of Type 15 light tanks and different types of infantry fighting vehicles and trucks, in a move experts said demonstrated the PLA's rapid, comprehensive deployment capabilities in high-altitude border regions.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on November 5, 2020 PRC MofA 05 Nov 2020
- China hopes new US govt to get ties back on track: FM Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- Right ahead of the unveiling of the US presidential election results, remarks by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng that he hoped the new US administration will uphold the spirit of non-confrontation and win-win cooperation to jointly push the China-US relations onto the right track are viewed by analysts as a positive megaphone, sending messages to the new US administration that China is willing to take past irrational and hostile moves by the US as intended to serve the interests of the election, and would love to thaw the relationship with the new US administration.
- China hopes new US govt will push relations onto right track: Chinese Vice FM Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said on Thursday that he hoped the new US administration will uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, and win-win cooperation to jointly push the development of China-US relations onto the right track.
- Dissidents Hope Winner of US Race Will Keep Pressure on China Radio Free Asia 05 Nov 2020 -- Whoever wins the U.S. presidential elections, dissidents in China are hoping the occupant of the White House will maintain pressure on Beijing to bring about democratic and economic reforms in the world's most populous nation.
- BRI projects 'positive force' against COVID-19: FM Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry said projects under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have made positive contributions to countries where these projects are located amid the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
- HK sets up anonymous national security hotline to fight crimes Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has set up a hotline for the public to provide information on national security issues through social media platforms, promising anonymity. Experts said this was a general approach in combating crimes and they called for its normalization.
- Hong Kong police sets up national security hotlines Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) have set up hotlines for the public to provide information on national security issues through social media platforms, and promised not to request or disclose any information to third parties through the hotline.
- HK Chief Executive meets with ministers in Beijing, discusses measures to support the city Global Times 05 Nov 2020 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with three ministers in Beijing on Wednesday during her visit to the capital, discussing the central government's supportive measures to Hong Kong, including economy, COVID-19 vaccine and air service.
- Hong Kong police launches national security hotline People's Daily 05 Nov 2020 -- Hong Kong police launched a hotline Thursday inviting residents to report breaches of the national security law in Hong Kong via various channels such as WeChat and email.
- Hong Kong Police Call For Anonymous 'National Security' Tip-Offs Radio Free Asia 05 Nov 2020 -- Hong Kong's police force on Thursday launched an anonymous tip-off line to encourage people to report each other for alleged violations of a draconian national security law imposed on the city by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from July 1.
- US Drops ETIM From Terror List, Weakening China's Pretext For Xinjiang Crackdown Radio Free Asia 05 Nov 2020 -- The U.S. government has removed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from its list of terrorist organizations after nearly two decades, weakening China's anti-terror pretext for a draconian crackdown on Uyghurs in its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
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