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06 November 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • Entry restriction policies protect both Chinese residents and intl travelers: FM Global Times 06 Nov 2020 -- China's Foreign Ministry on Friday explained that the new policies restricting entry for certain international visitors is a decision made based on the recent spike in imported cases in October as well as pressure on preventing the spread of COVID-19 domestically after China suspended entry for non-Chinese nationals from some countries.
  • China suspends entry from more countries in face of severe pandemic resurgence Global Times 06 Nov 2020 -- China has decided to suspend the entry of non-Chinese nationals from 10 countries including Italy, Russia, and India due to the worldwide coronavirus resurgence, and public health experts noted further restrictions and stricter policies could come if the pandemic does not ebb overseas.
  • New Law Would Let China Coast Guard Use Weapons in South China Sea Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2020 -- China's legislature has drafted a new law granting the China Coast Guard permission to use weapons within the country's "jurisdictional waters," opening the possibility of coast guard ships using more explicit armed force in disputed areas of the South China Sea.
  • China sends 13 satellites into orbit with single rocket PLA Daily 06 Nov 2020 -- China successfully sent 13 satellites into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province on Friday.
  • PLA Navy improves efficiency of emergency support for warships PLA Daily 06 Nov 2020 -- A comprehensive support base attached to the navy under the PLA Northern Theater Command recently debuted a new support model featured with ship reservations in advance. A ship could place its order for replenishment before returning from the drill, so that it would get the supplies in need from the comprehensive support base as soon as it returned to the dock.
  • PLA Navy carries out off-shore replenishment drill in South China Sea PLA Daily 06 Nov 2020 -- Recently, a naval auxiliary ship group under the PLA Southern Theater Command conducted an off-shore replenishment drill in waters of the South China Sea and completed the task of replenishing oil and water for island without docking.
  • Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on November 6, 2020 PRC MofA 06 Nov 2020
  • Central govt deepens trust in Lam Global Times 06 Nov 2020 -- The central government's trust in the Hong Kong government led by Chief Executive Carrie Lam has deepened from maintaining social stability to economic development and long-term prosperity in the past year, Chinese analysts said, after Lam's Beijing visit this week, during which she communicated with several ministries, and also had a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng.
  • Eight HK lawmakers charged with contempt, interfering with legislative meeting Global Times 06 Nov 2020 -- Eight current and former members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo), who were arrested for violating the Legislative Council (LegCo) Ordinance by causing riots at the May 8 LegCo meeting, were summoned to court for a hearing on Friday afternoon.
  • Lam meets ministers in Beijing, calls for resumption of flow of people between HK and mainland Global Times 06 Nov 2020 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with Ma Xiaowei, head of the National Health Commission, on Thursday, saying she appreciates the commission's support for the city during the COVID-19 epidemic and called for a resumption in the flow of people between Hong Kong and mainland.
  • 'We Will do All we Can to Help Hong Kong And Its Protesters' Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2020 -- The Canada-based New Hong Kong Cultural Club has been helping Hong Kong residents leave the city amid a crackdown on last year's protest movement and an ongoing clampdown on peaceful dissent under a draconian new national security law. Dozens of applications from Hongkongers for political asylum in Canada are currently in the pipeline. One of the founders of the group, who asked to be identified as Veronica, spoke recently to RFA's Cantonese Service about its work, as Beijing intensifies its control of the once-freewheeling city and asylum requests are increasingly being granted:
  • Eight Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Politicians Charged Over Chamber Scuffle Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2020 -- Police in Hong Kong have charged eight pro-democracy lawmakers and activists with violating privilege laws at a May 8 scuffle in the city's Legislative Council (LegCo), under legislation that was originally intended to protect lawmakers' right to speak freely.
  • Chinese Lawyer For Hong Kong 12 Detainee Targeted For Investigation Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2020 -- Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan are investigating a prominent rights attorney recently hired to represent one of 12 Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen after trying to flee to democratic Taiwan.
  • Former UN Official Calls For Probe of Rights Body Confirming Dissident Testimonies to China Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2020 -- The United Nations should allow an independent probe into whether its human rights body is providing China with the names of dissidents, including Uyghurs in exile, who testify about rights violations in the country, putting them and their families at risk of reprisal, according to a former agency official.
  • US Removes Anti-China Militant Group From Terror List VOA 06 Nov 2020 -- The United States has revoked the terror designation of a separatist Chinese group that allegedly operates out of Afghanistan and claims to be fighting for the rights of China's Muslim minority Uighurs.
  • China's Carbon Targets Spark Rift with Russia Radio Free Asia 06 Nov 2020 -- China's pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 appears to have taken Russia by surprise, exposing a rift in their energy partnership and new risks for investment in oil and gas.

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