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29 November 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Shanghai tests local residents after 'suspected' COVID-19 case in Songjiang district Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- A "suspected" COVID-19 case in Shanghai's Songjiang district has led to testing of the person's close contacts, said the district's epidemic prevention and control office, and no other cases have been found as of Sunday.
- Imported cold chain logistics face tighter inspections in China following fresh COVID-19 outbreak linked to frozen food contamination Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- Since June, at least 16 provincial-level regions in China have detected coronavirus on imported cold chain food or their packaging, prompting many cities across the country to implement strict quarantine measures on imported cold chain food to prevent a renewed COVID-19 outbreak.
- Chinese consumers, markets, importers wary of imported food amid surge in COVID-19 infections Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- With growing cases of novel coronavirus detected on frozen food imported from overseas, Chinese food markets have been scrutinizing every imported product, and to reduce risks, they have chosen to reduce amounts of imported food and shift their business to non-frozen food. Meanwhile, some Chinese consumers are avoiding imported foods and turning to domestically made food instead.
- China's leading infectious disease specialist suggests everybody get COVID-19 vaccinations Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- China's leading infectious disease specialist has predicted that Chinese COVID-19 vaccines will hit the market at year-end or early next year, and suggested that everybody get vaccinated if Chinese vaccines turn out to have good results in their Phase-III clinical trials, Shanghai Observer reported.
- Update: S.Korean employee in Chongqing tests COVID-19 positive after travelling abroad Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- A South Korean citizen who works in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality was confirmed as an asymptomatic COVID-19 case on Saturday, when he arrived at Incheon International Airport in South Korea.
- More evidence supports multiple virus origins Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- More evidence and academic studies exploring the origin of the novel coronavirus have emerged, pressing the international community to review the issue and strengthen global cooperation, experts said Sunday after WHO officials reached out to researchers in Italy to investigate the virus origin and a Chinese study hinted that the human-to-human transmission may have started in India months before the outbreak in Wuhan.
- ASEAN diplomats acclaim Chinese vaccines Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- Diplomats from countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and representatives have acclaimed China's COVID-19 vaccines, expressing their confidence in promising results and expectations for further cooperation. The praise contrasts sharply with some Western media claims that Southeast Asian countries have distanced themselves from "China's vaccine diplomacy" due to their national interests potentially being compromised as a quid pro quo for accessing the vaccine.
- China's Wuhan finds coronavirus on imported frozen food People's Daily 29 Nov 2020 -- The city of Wuhan in central China has found that three imported frozen food packaging samples tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the municipal health commission said on Saturday.
- Chongqing launches COVID-19 testing, tracing after outbound traveler tests positive in ROK People's Daily 29 Nov 2020 -- Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has launched large-scale COVID-19 nucleic acid testing, tracing and disinfection after an outbound traveler was diagnosed as an asymptomatic coronavirus case upon arriving in the Republic of Korea (ROK), the local health commission said on Sunday.
- China's resort island to resume cruise routes to South China Sea People's Daily 29 Nov 2020 -- Cruise routes to the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea will resume next month following an 11-month suspension due to the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the Hainan provincial department of transportation.
- Update: Chang'e-5 probe brakes for 2nd time, enters lower near-circular lunar orbit Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- China's Chang'e-5 robotic lunar probe successfully conducted a second braking maneuver on Sunday evening, following a first on Saturday and marking another key stage in the mission. The spacecraft has successfully descended into a lower near-circular lunar orbit, the Global Times learned from the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
- China's Chang'e-5 probe enters lunar orbit People's Daily 29 Nov 2020 -- China's Chang'e-5 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit on Saturday, completing a vital step on its way to collect and return moon samples, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced.
- Defense chief's Nepal visit signals resilient friendship Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe paid a working visit to Nepal, being the highest ranking Chinese official to visit the plateau country after China's top leader visited Kathmandu in October 2019.
- Chinese arms firm ready to deliver indigenous helicopter drones Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- As a top Chinese arms firm was recently cleared to deliver its made-for-export multipurpose helicopter drone system, which can conduct missions including reconnaissance, communication relay and battle damage assessment at a long endurance, analysts referred to it on Sunday as a good partner for tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery.
- Lam's bank woes show risk of US dominance of global finance system Global Times 29 Nov 2020 -- The revelation that the Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam, who was among 11 officials sanctioned in August by the US, can't use a bank account is a reminder that China's national sovereignty and security is at stake with US dominance in global financial transactions, industry watchers said.
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