Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
11 December 2020 - China Special Weapons News
- Man Who Worked At Local Research Institute For 10 Years Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Steal Trade Secrets, Sell Them In China US Dept. of Justice 11 Dec 2020 -- A former Dublin, Ohio, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to conspiring to steal exosome-related trade secrets concerning the research, identification and treatment of a range of pediatric medical conditions.
- S.Korea, China, Japan Agree to Promote Fair Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines SPA 11 Dec 2020 -- South Korea, China and Japan agreed today, on Friday to work together in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and promoting fair international distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, Yonhap cited the S. Korean health and welfare ministry as saying.
- Residents in Hubei fined for buying imported pork that later tested positive for COVID-19 Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- 24 households in Huanggang city, Central China's Hubei Province, were fined after the pork they purchased from an online platform tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released by the local authority on Thursday.
- China suspends three beef producers' exports after COVID-19 found Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- Two beef producers from Brazil and one from Argentina have had their exports to China suspended for one week after packaging of their products tested positive for traces of COVID-19, customs said.
- Hong Kong to receive first batch of COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 People's Daily 11 Dec 2020 -- Carrie Lam, chief executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), said on Friday that Hong Kong will receive the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 the earliest.
- China's Inner Mongolia reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 11 Dec 2020 -- China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region reported no new confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours to 7 a.m. Friday, local health authorities said.
- Hong Kong reports triple-digit COVID-19 spike for 3 consecutive days People's Daily 11 Dec 2020 -- Hong Kong reported 112 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the third day in a row for the figure to surpass 100.
- China province to have earlier school vacation start to guard against COVID-19 People's Daily 11 Dec 2020 -- Several cities in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province will start school winter vacations earlier than scheduled to prevent a relapse of the COVID-19 epidemic.
- Winter logistic support for plateau border troops comprehensively improved PLA Daily 11 Dec 2020 -- Various new-type logistic equipment and materials deployed by the Chinese PLA provides an all-round guarantee for the training and living of front-line service members.
- China, EU hold 11th security and defense policy dialogue PLA Daily 11 Dec 2020 -- The 11th China-EU defense and security policy dialogue was held via video link on December 10. The dialogue was co-chaired by heads of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China's Central Military Commission and the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on December 11, 2020 PRC MofA 11 Dec 2020
- US Curbs on China Tech Giants Likely to Remain Radio Free Asia 11 Dec 2020 -- Of all the issues that U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will face when he takes office in January, the conflicts with China over technology and cybersecurity may be among the hardest to resolve.
- Wang Yi urges rebuilding framework for healthy devt of China-US ties Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday stressed that it is necessary for China and the US to rebuild the strategic framework for the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations, calling for a resumption of dialogue, cooperation and trust.
- China-EU deal expected before year's end, as trilateral game with US intensifies on trade and diplomacy Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- The 35th round of negotiations for the China-EU investment agreement - a landmark deal closely binding the economic interests of China and Europe - concludes on Friday and is expected to be signed at the end of 2020 before Joe Biden formally takes his oath as US president in January.
- Top Chinese Diplomat Says Beijing Will Focus on Deepening Ties With Russia in 2021 Sputnik 11 Dec 2020 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced Friday that a stronger strategic partnership with Russia would be his country's foreign policy priority next year.
- Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Charged Under Security Law VOA 11 Dec 2020 -- Hong Kong's political crackdown continued Friday as Jimmy Lai, media tycoon and founder of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, was charged under the new national security law for "foreign collusion."
- Jimmy Lai faces charges under national security law, sets an important 'gauge' for other similar cases Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- Anti-government media tycoon in Hong Kong Jimmy Lai, who is considered a "modern-day traitor" for his notorious acts and deeds in instigating one of the most violent and chaotic riots in the city in 2019, is scheduled to appear at a local court Saturday as he was formally charged under the national security law for Hong Kong.
- Those losing freedom colluded with foreign forces: Chinese FM on Jimmy Lai's case Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- When asked about whether the case of Jimmy Lai signaled crackdown on freedom of speech and free press using the excuse of national security, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said that it's not China, but some other countries that arbitrarily crack down on Chinese individuals, institutions and enterprises in the name of "national security."
- Update: HK anti-govt figure Lai charged under national security law; 'severe sentence' highly likely Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- Anti-government media tycoon in Hong Kong Jimmy Lai, deemed as a "modern-day traitor" for his notorious acts and deeds in instigating one of the most violent and chaotic riots in the city in 2019, was officially charged under the national security law for Hong Kong, and the local police confirmed with the Global Times that the case will be heard on Saturday morning at a local court.
- Hong Kong Lawmaker Ousted by China Seeks Political Asylum in US Radio Free Asia 11 Dec 2020 -- Baggio Leung, who was elected to Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo) amid a wave of popular support for next-generation opposition candidates in 2016 and stripped of his office following a decree from Beijing, has arrived in the United States to seek political asylum after fleeing a crackdown on dissent in his home city.
- Hong Kong Media Magnate Jimmy Lai Charged With 'Colluding With Foreign Forces' Radio Free Asia 11 Dec 2020 -- Hong Kong police have charged pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai with "collusion with foreign forces" under a national security law imposed on the city by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from July 1.
- Top CPC meeting stresses industrial chain self-reliance, tech strength in 2021 Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- At a meeting on Friday, the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau called for overall reform and opening-up, enhancement of national strategic technologies, an increase in the self-reliance capability of industrial chains and the formation of a powerful domestic market.
- China's gender imbalance may take decades to resolve Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- China is faced with a huge gender imbalance, with the male population exceeding the female population by more than 30 million, data from China's National Bureau of Statistics shows. The imbalance in the post-2000s and population of marriageable age are even more urgent.
- China's Gender Imbalance Reaches Almost 20 Percent Among Young People Under 20 Sputnik 11 Dec 2020 -- China has almost 20 percent more men than women among young people under the age of 20, the latest data by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday showed.
- Can China Become Self-reliant in Semiconductors? VOA 11 Dec 2020 -- The U.S. added China's biggest computer chipmaker SMIC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies last week, a move that will further widen the gap between China's chip technology and the rest of the world.
- China not likely to resume pork trade with Germany over COVID-19 and swine fever concerns Global Times 11 Dec 2020 -- Germany, one of the biggest pork suppliers in Europe, is reportedly continuing talks with China in hopes to resume pork trade between the two countries, after its products were banned from entry to the Chinese market after the discovery of African swine fever (ASF), according to a report by Reuters.
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list