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13 November 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- China's former finance minister receives COVID-19 vaccine twice Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- China's former finance minister Lou Jiwei said on Friday that he has received the Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccines twice, and there is 99 percent chance that he has the required antibodies.
- China faces increasing risks of imported COVID-19 cases: NHC Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to rage globally, health experts in China predicted that the country is facing greater risk of local transmission caused by imported cases.
- China to help Brazilian delegation's vaccine inspection: FM Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- China is willing to provide the necessary convenience for the Brazilian delegation sent to the country to inspect the research and development of COVID-19 vaccines, in accordance with relevant laws and international practices, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Friday, as Brazil plans to send a delegation to China before potentially approving the vaccine for Brazilian use.
- China to heighten inspection of imported frozen food to prevent COVID-19 Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- Chinese customs will further enhance inspection of cold-chain imported foods in a bid to prevent the risk of imported coronavirus infections as winter comes and the world sees a surge in confirmed cases, Chinese officials said.
- Wuhan finds COVID-19 on imported beef samples People's Daily 13 Nov 2020 -- Authorities in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, found that three frozen beef samples tested positive for COVID-19, local health authorities said Friday.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 13 Nov 2020 -- The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Friday.
- China spares no effort in developing COVID-19 vaccine People's Daily 13 Nov 2020 -- China attaches great importance to the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and strictly observes international standards, as well as relevant laws and regulations, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson at a daily press briefing on Thursday.
- China, India to implement reciprocal disengagement plan, with India first withdrawing trespassing staff: source Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- The Global Times has learned from sources that China and India are about to implement a disengagement plan under reciprocal principle with the premise that India should firstly withdraw staff who illegally crossed lines on the southern side of the Pangong Tso Lake.
- Bangladesh: Sinovac Intends to Pull Out of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials, Minister Says Radio Free Asia 13 Nov 2020 -- Chinese biotech company Sinovac wants to withdraw from a planned third-phase trial of its coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh after Dhaka rejected the firm's request to co-fund the trial, Health Minister Zahid Maleque told BenarNews on Friday.
- Biden Likely to Continue Tough Policy on South China Sea, Analysts Say Radio Free Asia 13 Nov 2020 -- There will be more continuity than change in U.S. policy on the South China Sea under a Biden administration, statements made by the former vice president and his close advisors suggest, as a hawkish stance on China holds firm across both major political parties.
- Amid China Tensions, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam Pin Hopes on Biden VOA 13 Nov 2020 -- Projected U.S. president-elect Joe Biden will energize Southeast Asian countries that spar with the more powerful China over the disputed South China Sea by siding with them without inviting armed conflict, analysts believe.
- Taiwan thanks Pompeo for support, recognition of Taiwan's democracy CNA 13 Nov 2020 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday expressed thanks to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his supportive remarks regarding Taiwan and Taiwan's democracy, and reiterated the fact that the Republic of China (Taiwan) is a sovereign and independent country.
- Pompeo's last-ditch provocation on Taiwan question leaves Biden a mess to fix: experts Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at the last moment of his term, has once again provoked China by saying that "Taiwan has not been a part of China," which is against the US' official stance and the foundation for China and the US in establishing their formal diplomatic ties, but Chinese experts said such a trick is unlikely to affect the policymaking of the new administration.
- China warns US of 'resolute counterattack' over Pompeo's Taiwan remarks Press TV 13 Nov 2020 -- China has warned of "resolute counterattack" measures, if the United States undermines Beijing's core interests, amid a major escalation of tensions over Washington's recent arms sales to Taiwan.
- China Hits Out at Pompeo Over Comments on Taiwan Radio Free Asia 13 Nov 2020 -- China hit out on Friday at comments from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said the democratic island of Taiwan wasn't a part of China, vowing to strike back at any attempts to harm its interests, while Taipei welcomed the top American diplomat's support.
- Beijing Warns of Response After Pompeo Rejects Chinese Sovereignty Over Taiwan Sputnik 13 Nov 2020 -- The United States has moved closer to Taiwan in recent months. Top US officials have pledged to ramp up economic and military ties as well as heightened their rhetoric in support of the breakaway province.
- Hong Kong Crackdown Sparks 'Fundamental Change' in US Taiwan Policy: Trump Adviser Radio Free Asia 13 Nov 2020 -- The United States is reassessing its policy towards the democratic island of Taiwan in the wake of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s crackdown on peaceful dissent in Hong Kong, according to Miles Yu, head of the team advising U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China. Speaking to RFA as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the island isn't a part of China, Yu explained why he thinks that Trump's policy will continue to garner broad support in Washington:
- China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 24th lunar day PLA Daily 13 Nov 2020 -- The lander of the Chang'e-4 probe woke up at 3:12 a.m. Tuesday, Beijing Time, and the rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2,woke up at 10:17 a.m. Monday, according to the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center. Both the lander and rover of the Chang'e-4 probe were wakened up by the light and resumed work for the 24th lunar day on the far side of the moon. The Chang'e-4 probe has survived 677 Earth days on the moon.
- China's space tracking ship sets sail on monitoring missions PLA Daily 13 Nov 2020 -- China's third-generation space tracking ship Yuanwang-6 departed on Friday for multiple spacecraft monitoring missions.
- Chinese military releases outline to improve joint combat capabilities People's Daily 13 Nov 2020 -- The Central Military Commission (CMC) has released an outline on improving the joint combat capabilities of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
- Chinese military releases outline to improve joint combat capabilities PLA Daily 13 Nov 2020 -- The Central Military Commission (CMC) has released an outline on improving the joint combat capabilities of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
- China, ROK coast guards conduct joint patrol in designated waters People's Daily 13 Nov 2020 -- The Chinese coast guard authority has joined hands with its counterpart in the Republic of Korea (ROK) for the first ever joint patrol in designated waters under a China-ROK fishing agreement, according to the China Coast Guard.
- China, ROK coast guards carry out joint patrols in provisional measures zone for first time PLA Daily 13 Nov 2020 -- The China Coast Guard (CCG) vessel 6501 and the Korea Coast Guard (KCG) vessel 3009 formed a formation and conducted the first joint patrol in the provisional measures zone (PMZ) under the China-South Korea Fishery Agreement recently.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on November 13, 2020 PRC MofA 13 Nov 2020
- China Congratulates Biden on Election Victory VOA 13 Nov 2020 -- China on Friday extended its congratulations to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
- Why China Was Slow to Congratulate Biden VOA 13 Nov 2020 -- Several days after other major nations, China has finally acknowledged Presidentâ€“elect Joe Biden's projected victory in the U.S. presidential election, which was called by major American news organizations on November 7.
- China extends congratulations to Biden, Harris Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday extended the country's congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and said China respects the choice of the Americans.
- China's congratulations to Biden, Harris 'show respect to US people, law' Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday extended the country's congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and said China respects the choice of the Americans, in a move which Chinese analysts said shows China's utmost respect to US laws, election rules, all parties and voters, while congratulations from the top national leaders of China will be sent once official results are released.
- Trump admin ramps up pressure on China to limit Biden's policy space Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- Imposing a ban on US investment in 31 companies for a so-called "military link," denying Taiwan island as part of Chinaâ€¦ as the hope for a second term quickly fades away, the Trump administration seems to speed up their "crazy" pressure of China and "abominably" squeeze out room for rational bilateral ties in the past two days in the hope of maximizing its negative legacy on Joe Biden, who has been declared the winner of the presidential election, Chinese experts said.
- Sanctions, granting asylum â€“ West's waste HK cards won't deter China Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- Some Western countries, especially the US, UK and Canada, appear to have reached a consensus to pressure China on the Hong Kong issue on Thursday, with the US vowing to hold accountable people responsible for "eroding Hong Kong's autonomy," and the others announcing plans to interfere in China's affairs.
- Commissioner's Office of Chinese Foreign Ministry in HKSAR once again warns foreign politicians to stop interference Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- A spokesperson of the Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Thursday reiterated its strong indignation and firm opposition to a few foreign politicians' denigration of the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) concerning Hong Kong.
- China, African countries need to build stronger community with shared future: Chinese FM Global Times 13 Nov 2020 -- China and African countries need to strengthen solidarity and build a stronger community with a shared future, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.
- Internment Camps in Xinjiang's Aksu Separated by Crematorium Radio Free Asia 13 Nov 2020 -- Two internment camps recently identified by satellite imagery in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) appear to be separated by a cemetery and crematorium, raising fears that authorities are working to cover up deaths in the facilities.
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