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20 November 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Tianjin announces high risk level for community with four local COVID-19 cases Global Times 20 Nov 2020 -- North China's Tianjin has raised a residential community to "high risk level" for contracting COVID-19, after four local residents tested positive for the virus.
- Chinese troops get COVID-19 vaccine Global Times 20 Nov 2020 -- Many Chinese military personnel, including peacekeeping personnel, have received a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics, and none of them got infected after vaccination, Yu Xuefeng, CanSino chairman and CEO, told a forum on Friday.
- Binhai New Area in Tianjin enters 'war time' mode after COVID-19 cases found Global Times 20 Nov 2020 -- Binhai New Area in North China's Tianjin announced on Friday it would enter "war time" mode and activate its emergency response mechanism to combat COVID-19, after four confirmed cases were reported in a local community, and positive environment samples were found at a kindergarten in the area.
- Shanghai reports 2 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases Global Times 20 Nov 2020 -- Shanghai reported two local confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its Pudong New Area on Friday, according to local health authorities.
- Epidemiological investigations on Tianjin suggest Wuhan COVID-19 outbreak may have come from abroad Global Times 20 Nov 2020 -- The latest batch of confirmed and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in North China's Tianjin Municipality, among which the earliest reported ones had been proven to be connected with exposure to imported cold-chain food, suggests that the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan may have come from overseas, virologists and public health specialists told the Global Times on Friday.
- Hong Kong will implement compulsory COVID19 testing among certain groups as situation worsens Global Times 20 Nov 2020 -- Hong Kong will implement mandatory COVID-19 testing among certain groups of people, including those with symptoms, nursing home employees and taxi drivers, as the pandemic worsens rapidly, Chan Siu-chee, director of Hong Kong Food and Health Bureau said at a press conference Friday.
- One more Chinese COVID-19 vaccine enters late-stage human trials People's Daily 20 Nov 2020 -- Chinese vaccine maker Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has commenced phase-3 clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, planning to recruit 29,000 volunteers across the world.
- RCEP outcasts US and Taiwan seek benefit from each other with futile economic dialogue Global Times 20 Nov 2020 -- The US and the island of Taiwan - two outcasts of the world's two major regional trade agreements, the RCEP and CPTPP - will hold a high-sounding "economic prosperity partnership dialogue" on Friday, which analysts described as a "political show" that is unlikely to achieve any substantial progress at a time when the new US administration is preparing to take over the White House in less than 70 days.
- China's space tracking department in final sprint of this year PLA Daily 20 Nov 2020 -- China's second-generation space-tracking ship Yuanwang-3 went out to sea to perform satellite maritime tracking and controlling tasks on the morning of November 19, and will provide critical tracking and controlling support for the Chang'e-5 lunar probe to be launched in late November.
- China launches antenna array for Mars, moon missions PLA Daily 20 Nov 2020 -- China has launched its first array of giant radio antennas to support missions to Mars and the moon, sources with the Xi'an Satellite Control Center said on Wednesday.
- Xi explains how China's new development paradigm works for shared benefits People's Daily 20 Nov 2020 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday expounded on how China's unlocked market potential, wider opening up and deepening international cooperation under the new development paradigm will offer more development opportunities and bring shared prosperity to the world.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on November 20, 2020 PRC MofA 20 Nov 2020
- Mainland supports HK police investigation into violations of national security laws in campus protest Global Times 20 Nov 2020 -- The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong SAR said on Friday that it supports the national security department of the Hong Kong Police Force to investigate into a small group of people who allegedly violated the national security law by holding an unauthorized protest and used slogans and banners that promoted Hong Kong independence on campus on Thursday.
- Hong Kong court adjourns case of ex-lawmakers disturbing LegCo order Global Times 20 Nov 2020 -- A Hong Kong court on Thursday adjourned the proceedings of a case in which three ex-lawmakers were accused of disturbing the order of Legislative Council (LegCo) meetings to Feb 11, 2021.
- China refutes "Five Eyes" statement over top legislature's HK decision People's Daily 20 Nov 2020 -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday refuted a statement by the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance over China's decision to disqualify certain Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Legislative Council (LegCo) members.
- Beijing, Hong Kong boost cooperation People's Daily 20 Nov 2020 -- Hong Kong leaders and Beijing municipal officials set their sights on Thursday on high-end service and the innovation and technology industry for closer cooperation between the two cities to enhance their competitiveness on the world stage.
- Five Eyes alliance will be 'poked, blinded' over Hong Kong: China Press TV 20 Nov 2020 -- China has warned the US and several of its allies over interference in Hong Kong affairs, saying they "should face up to the reality" that the city has been returned to the mainland long ago.
- Hong Kong National Security Police Raid Campus Over Slogans Radio Free Asia 20 Nov 2020 -- Hong Kong's newly minted national security police raided the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on Friday, confiscating "evidence" that protesting students had broken a draconian national security law imposed on the city by Beijing.
- Chongqing Entrepreneur Gets 20 Years For 'Subversion' in Nationwide Campaign Radio Free Asia 20 Nov 2020 -- Authorities in the southwestern Chinese megacity of Chongqing have jailed a prominent philanthropist for 20 years on charges of "incitement to subvert state power."
- Xinjiang Authorities Have Detained Hundreds of Imams, Upending Uyghur Religious Life Radio Free Asia 20 Nov 2020 -- Authorities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have detained hundreds of Muslim imams, according to a Uyghur linguist in exile, creating an atmosphere in which Uyghurs are "afraid of dying" because there is no one to oversee their funeral rites.
- Asia-Pacific Nations, Including China, US, Commit to Free and Open Trade Radio Free Asia 20 Nov 2020 -- After a fractious summit in 2018 amid a U.S.-China trade war, Asia-Pacific leaders came together Friday to say that a free, open and non-discriminatory trade environment was key to reviving a global economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
- China's Export Growth May Upstage the Economy Radio Free Asia 20 Nov 2020 -- China's double-digit export growth has surprised analysts, lifting hopes for a faster recovery as the COVID-19 crisis continues to slow down economies throughout the world.
- Malicious Tip-Offs Stifle Academic Freedom in China, Analysts Say VOA 20 Nov 2020 -- In recent years, a growing number of college professors in China have been dismissed, fired, even arrested and sentenced to prison terms after being turned in to authorities by classroom informants for "inappropriate speech."
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