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09 November 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Update: 77,000 people tested Monday after virus cases found in Tianjin, street and fishing port designated as medium-risk areas Global Times 09 Nov 2020 -- A total of 77,000 people in Hangu street in North China's Tianjin Municipality received nucleic acid tests after detection of one asymptomatic case and one confirmed case of COVID-19, which were linked to a local frozen food warehouse. Related neighborhoods in the city are designated as medium-risk areas.
- Goods disinfection and big data could avoid cold-chain transmitted COVID-19: experts Global Times 09 Nov 2020 -- The Chinese government announced that imported cold chain food must be thoroughly disinfected before going on sale, amid rising public concerns over recent incidents in which live coronavirus was detected on the outer packaging of imported cold chain food in three cities in two days.
- Shanghai reports one confirmed COVID-19 case; patient is airport worker Global Times 09 Nov 2020 -- Shanghai on Monday reported a confirmed COVID-19 case, Shanghai health authorities announced. The patient is a worker at the Pudong International Airport. A screening of close contacts is underway.
- Vaccination and low fatality rate key to China's re-opening to world amid COVID-19: Zhang Wenhong Global Times 09 Nov 2020 -- China must rely on mass vaccination among its citizens to ensure an ultra-low level of local COVID-19 cases and welcome a restart and re-opening of the world, prominent Shanghai-based Chinese infectious disease expert Zhang Wenhong said at a medical conference on Sunday.
- Chinese mainland reports 1 new locally transmitted COVID-19 case People's Daily 09 Nov 2020 -- China's National Health Commission said Monday that it received reports of 33 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday, including one that was domestically transmitted and 32 imported.
- Xinjiang reports no new confirmed, asymptomatic COVID-19 cases People's Daily 09 Nov 2020 -- China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported no new confirmed or asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 Sunday, the regional health commission said Monday.
- China stresses COVID-19 prevention in maternity, child-health centers People's Daily 09 Nov 2020 -- China's National Health Commission (NHC) has issued a circular urging maternity and child-health institutions to step up implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures over the winter.
- Nation to continue talks with India in border areas People's Daily 09 Nov 2020 -- China and India will maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels and jointly resolve issues while maintaining peace and stability in border regions, the Ministry of National Defense said on Sunday.
- U.S. election results will not alter China's stance on Taiwan: MAC CNA 09 Nov 2020 -- Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Monday that China is likely to continue to advance its goal of unification with Taiwan, using military intimidation tactics, despite a pending change of government in the United States.
- Taiwan in awkward position to befriend Biden as DPP leaned toward Trump during election Global Times 09 Nov 2020 -- After gambling on Donald Trump in the US presidential election, the island of Taiwan and its Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), whose members have been openly rooting for Trump and bashing Joe Biden on social media, found themselves in an embarrassing situation to congratulate the reported president-elect and became anxious as it may not have the same "support" from the US as in the past four years, analysts said.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on November 9, 2020 PRC MofA 09 Nov 2020
- China 'Takes Note' of Biden Victory Claim But Holds Back on Congratulations Radio Free Asia 09 Nov 2020 -- China remained mute on Monday as Joe Biden claimed victory in the U.S. presidential race, while the demcratic island of Taiwan joined key U.S. allies in offering its congratulations.
- Biden to affect China's ties with EU; 'but not to worry' Global Times 09 Nov 2020 -- After Joe Biden announced his victory in the US presidential election, many leaders of the major powers around the globe have sent their congratulations including leaders of the EU and India. Chinese experts believe that the change that Biden may bring to international relations will surely impact China's ties with others, but there is "no need to be worried."
- China will state its stance on US election matters according to international practice: FM Global Times 09 Nov 2020 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday China will state its stand on the US' election results in accordance with international practice, and China and the US should step up communication and dialogue to push forward the sound and stable progress of bilateral relations.
- Australian Politician With China Ties Charged Under Law Banning Foreign Interference Radio Free Asia 09 Nov 2020 -- Authorities in Australia have brought the country's first prosecution against a person for colluding with a foreign government to interfere in its political life.
- Designations of Four PRC and Hong Kong Officials Threatening the Peace, Security, and Autonomy of Hong Kong US Dept. of State 09 Nov 2020 -- The People's Republic of China (PRC) and Hong Kong-based officials continue to dismantle the promised autonomy and freedoms of Hong Kong through politically motivated arrests.
- US Sanctions Four Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Clampdown VOA 09 Nov 2020 -- The United States has levied sanctions against four Chinese officials in Hong Kong's security establishment for what it says is their role in cracking down on dissent.
- Better integration into nation's overall development helps Hong Kong boost economy: senior HKSAR gov't official Global Times 09 Nov 2020 -- Matthew Cheung, chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, said on Sunday that Hong Kong's better integration into the overall development of the country is an important driving force for the resumption of Hong Kong's economic growth.
- Global MPs Urge ICC to Probe Whether Abuses in Xinjiang Constitute Genocide Radio Free Asia 09 Nov 2020 -- An international coalition of elected lawmakers have called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into whether rights abuses in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) amount to genocide and other crimes against humanity, based on a complaint submitted four months ago.
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