Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
06 December 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Virus contaminated imported cold-chain food found in six locations across China Global Times 06 Dec 2020 -- Coronavirus has been found on outer packaging of cold-chain food products in at least six locations across China in the last four days, reports showed. The rise in the number of cases came as China strengthened measures to reduce infection risks brought by imported cold-chain food.
- 6-year-old girl in Tianjin tested positive for COVID-19 after 7 negative results in 2 weeks Global Times 06 Dec 2020 -- North China's Tianjin reported that a 6-year-old girl, the daughter of a COVID-19 patient in the city, was found to have been infected on Saturday after being isolated for 15 days. Her throat swab, sputum and stool samples had been tested for nucleic acid seven times since November 20, all of which were negative.
- Scientists optimistic on making COVID-19 vaccines affordable, equitable despite challenges People's Daily 06 Dec 2020 -- Globally, there are 163 COVID-19 candidate vaccines in preclinical evaluation and 51 others in clinical evaluation, according to a publication of the WHO.
- Chinese mainland reports 1 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 case People's Daily 06 Dec 2020 -- China's National Health Commission said Sunday that it received reports of 18 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Saturday, one of which was domestically transmitted in Tianjin.
- 12 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 06 Dec 2020 -- Twelve COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery across the Chinese mainland on Saturday, the National Health Commission said in a daily report Sunday.
- Is China Reinforcing its Position in Himalayas Along Disputed Borders? VOA 06 Dec 2020 -- Rapid construction of infrastructure along the China-Bhutan border near a strategic Himalayan plateau where Indian and Chinese forces were engaged in a standoff three years ago and new claims raised by China to a wildlife park in Bhutan have raised fresh concerns about Beijing pushing its boundaries in the Himalayan mountains.
- Observers Say Beijing's Planned Blacklist of Taiwan Secessionists Could Backfire VOA 06 Dec 2020 -- Beijing has confirmed that it is drafting a list of pro-independence advocates in Taiwan, a move that some observers say reveals the Chinese government's intention to criminalize what it calls "Taiwan secessionists" after an anti-secession example had been set recently in Hong Kong.
- Chinese anti-submarine plane enters Taiwan's ADIZ CNA 06 Dec 2020 -- A Chinese military Y-8 anti-submarine plane entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday afternoon, the fifth day on which such incursions have occurred in December, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
- PLA anti-submarine warfare aircraft conducts depth charge attack drills, seen as deterrent to Taiwan secessionists Global Times 06 Dec 2020 -- In a rare report shared with media, an anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was shown dropping a new type of depth charge in a recent training exercise, demonstrating its capability to not only detect, but also launch attacks on submarines, analysts said on Sunday.
- Military pressure essential for reunification with Taiwan: experts Global Times 06 Dec 2020 -- As the tension between the Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan grows and some foreign media even predicted that the US could make more provocations to escalate the matter, experts from the two sides of the Taiwan Straits said that reunification between the mainland and the island of Taiwan will not be realized without military pressure.
- Chang'e-5 completes China's first docking in lunar orbit Global Times 06 Dec 2020 -- After a successful liftoff from the lunar surface and rendezvous in lunar orbit, China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe docked with the orbital module on Sunday, with the lunar samples safely transferred to the return capsule, China's first successful attempt at such a maneuver made possible by cutting-edge technologies.
- Chang'e-5 return capsule with Moon samples separates with orbital module: CNSA Global Times 06 Dec 2020 -- China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe's ascender successfully docked with the orbital module in lunar orbit on Sunday 5:42 am, some 380,000 kilometers away from Earth, and completed lunar soil sample transfer at 6:12 am from the ascender to the return capsule, the Global Times learnt from the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
- China completes first spacecraft rendezvous, docking in lunar orbit People's Daily 06 Dec 2020 -- The ascender of China's Chang'e-5 probe successfully rendezvoused and docked with the orbiter-returner combination in lunar orbit, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced Sunday.
- China's Chang'e-5 Successfully Docks to Orbiting Spacecraft, Moon Samples Set for Delivery to Earth Sputnik 06 Dec 2020 -- The People's Republic of China planted its flag on the lunar surface on Thursday, successfully completing a historic mission to collect samples from the satellite's surface before lifting off to transport the material back home.
- Plans of UK, India to deploy aircraft carriers against China of 'no military significance' Global Times 06 Dec 2020 -- China's surroundings could soon be infested with foreign aircraft carriers targeting China, with the latest media reports saying the UK is planning to send an aircraft carrier strike group to the western Pacific as soon as early 2021, while India is eyeing the development of a third aircraft carrier.
- US ends China exchange programs, calling them 'propaganda tools' Press TV 06 Dec 2020 -- The US State Department has announced its termination of five cultural exchange programs with China, referring to them as "soft power propaganda tools." said on Friday it has ended five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them
- HK police freeze self-exiled Ted Hui's bank accounts on national security charges, vows to apprehend fugitives Global Times 06 Dec 2020 -- As the Hong Kong government and judiciary show resolution in punishing secessionists and restoring social order, Ted Hui Chi-fung, the just-exiled former opposition lawmaker, told the media on Saturday that all his bank accounts involving millions of Hong Kong dollars of his "life savings" were frozen after he absconded.
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