Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
27 November 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Global health codes, fast track challenged Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- With setting a "fast track" for personnel exchanges and requiring pre-departure health QR codes for overseas passengers, China is gradually pushing a global mechanism of mutual health status recognition to drag the world to the path of recovery amid the pandemic. However, as for China, the only entity that has maintained economic growth amid the pandemic, it is not easy to lead the formation of a global health recognition mechanism in which people from different countries can use the universal health code and fast track for recovery.
- 'Fast track' to be strictly managed not suspended amid Japan and South Korea's new surge Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- The "fast track" between China, South Korea and Japan might be affected due to the surging epidemic in these two countries. With more sources and chains of coronavirus from abroad being found in China, experts believe that anti-pandemic measures will be prioritized in these countries and stricter measures will be applied.
- More flu-COVID-19 cases expected, causing detection dilemma Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- China has reported four cases of dual infections of flu and COVID-19, and more such cases will occur as the country enters winter flu peak season, China's top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan warned on Friday.
- Coronavirus maintains longer vitality in wet and cold containers: Zhang Wenhong Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- Coronavirus can maintain a longer vitality in dark and cold environments, especially in wet and cold shipping containers that have just landed, which will increase the risk of infection via unprotected contact, Zhang Wenhong, Shanghai-based infectious disease expert and leader of Shanghai COVID-19 control group said Thursday on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
- Chinese mainland reports no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 27 Nov 2020 -- The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, with five newly confirmed cases all arriving from outside, the National Health Commission said Friday.
- Venezuela resumes direct China oil deliveries despite US sanctions Press TV 27 Nov 2020 -- Venezuela has reportedly resumed direct oil shipments to China after brutal US sanctions against the Central American nation forced the trade to go underground for more than a year.
- Venezuela Reportedly Resumes Direct Oil Export to China Despite US Sanctions Sputnik 27 Nov 2020 -- Caracas resumed direct oil deliveries to China after more than a year of hiatus due to the US sanctions, Reuters agency reported on Friday, citing Refitiv Eikon tracking data and internal documents of Venezuelan PDVSA state oil company.
- China firmly opposes military contacts between U.S., Taiwan People's Daily 27 Nov 2020 -- China firmly opposes any form of official exchanges and military contacts between the United States and Taiwan, a Chinese military spokesperson said on Thursday.
- China says its military modernization not targeted at any country People's Daily 27 Nov 2020 -- On Thursday, Ren Guoqiang, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, criticized a Japanese report for making groundless comments on China's national defense and military modernization.
- Academy grads to join Navy's carrier fighter jet force PLA Daily 27 Nov 2020 -- The first flight students-turned-pilots for the People's Liberation Army Navy's aircraft carrier-based fighter jet force have gained initial operational capability, said a spokesman for the Defense Ministry.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on November 27, 2020 PRC MofA 27 Nov 2020
- China to impose provisional anti-dumping measures on Australian wine: MOFCOM Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- China on Friday announced its plan to impose provisional anti-dumping measures, in the form of deposits, on wine imported from Australia. The deposit will range from 107.1 to 212.1 percent, starting Saturday.
- Anti-dumping on Aussie wine not 'trade war,' but Canberra urged to 'grow up' or face more pain Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- China announced on Friday it would raise tariffs on Australian wine to 212 percent as a temporary anti-dumping measure, a decision that Chinese experts said was made in accordance with WTO regulations and not a shot for a so-called "trade war" with Australia amid deteriorating ties. Instead of staging a political performance or making "sweet talk," Canberra needs to grow up and reflect on its wrong deeds that damage bilateral ties, and make concrete moves for a better trade environment before it is too late.
- China Looks Set to Prosecute Hong Kong 12 For 'Illegal Border Crossings' Radio Free Asia 27 Nov 2020 -- Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong say they have handed over the cases of 12 Hong Kong protesters detained as they fled to the democratic island of Taiwan to the state prosecutor, paving the way for a trial.
- China Runs Trials pf Biometric Online ID Card in Two Provinces Radio Free Asia 27 Nov 2020 -- The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has rolled out an online ID system based on biometrics that is better able to track its citizens' online activities than the current system, RFA has learned.
- Xinjiang offers real-site photos to debunk satellite images 'evidence' of 'detention centers' Global Times 27 Nov 2020 -- Locations that had been marked as "concentration camps" by some Western media and an Australian institute were found to be administration buildings, nursing homes, logistics centers or schools, as Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday offered videos and photos to debunk accusations which used satellite images as "evidences."
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