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17 January 2021 - China Special Weapons News

  • Has latest round of COVID-19 infections in Hebei reached turning point? Global Times 17 Jan 2021 -- The latest round of COVID-19 infections in North China's Hebei Province remains at a high level despite more than two weeks of anti-epidemic control measures, with experts saying the province will take another week to see a turning point.
  • Jilin reports COVID-19 superspreading event Global Times 17 Jan 2021 -- The COVID-19 superspreader in Northeast China's Jilin Province, who was engaged in a health-related marketing promotion, caused more than 100 people to be infected. Experts warned that health seminars targeting elderly people are blind spots in the epidemic prevention and control work in residential communities.
  • Weddings, funerals in Hebei resulting in COVID-19 infections liable for criminal prosecution Global Times 17 Jan 2021 -- North China's Hebei Province stressed that anyone holding events such as funerals, weddings and social gatherings in violation of anti-epidemic regulations and causing COVID-19 infections could face criminal liability amid the surging infections in the province.
  • Border county to set up isolation site to contain COVID-19 imports from abroad Global Times 17 Jan 2021 -- Meng La county in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, which borders Laos and Myanmar, is setting up a central isolation site with 2,001 beds to ease the pressure brought by COVID-19 import risks, given the still-raging pandemic in the two neighboring countries.
  • Beijing sets up 205 infusion sites, 1.7 million people already get inoculations Global Times 17 Jan 2021 -- A total of 1.7 million people in Beijing had received COVID-19 inoculations by Saturday, and 30,000 more delivery men in the city will be vaccinated by Monday, bringing the total number of inoculated delivery men to 80,000, the Beijing Youth newspaper reported on Sunday.
  • Chinese mainland reports 13 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 17 Jan 2021 -- The Chinese mainland reported 13 new imported COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 4,502.
  • Chinese mainland reports 96 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 17 Jan 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 109 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 96 locally transmitted cases and 13 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
  • Former hard-hit Chinese province provides anti-epidemic supplies to Hebei People's Daily 17 Jan 2021 -- Central China's Hubei Province, which was once hit hard by COVID-19, has sent medical supplies worth about 10 million yuan (about 1.55 million U.S. dollars) to north China's Hebei Province in a bid to help curb the spread of the epidemic.
  • China Reports New 109 Cases of COVID-19 SPA 17 Jan 2021 -- China has reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases during the 24 past hours.
  • China revisions to defense law push Beijing closer to war: scholar CNA 17 Jan 2021 -- Beijing's recent amendments to its National Defense Law indicate that China has shifted its defense strategy to a more pre-emptive posture, making it more likely that it wages war, according to an expert with a government-funded think tank in Taiwan.
  • China's 3rd aircraft carrier expected to launch in 2021: reports Global Times 17 Jan 2021 -- China's third aircraft carrier, expected to be very different from the previous two with much larger displacement and featuring electromagnetic catapults, could be launched in 2021 and enter naval service around 2025, media reports predicted based on recent photos of the ship's construction site.
  • PLA plateau special forces adopt low-visibility Starry Sky camouflage uniforms Global Times 17 Jan 2021 -- Plateau special forces of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command have been equipped with the latest combat uniforms with a camouflage pattern that can perfectly hide them in the surroundings, and analysts said on Sunday that the low-visibility camouflage will have a practical use in border defense missions.
  • Xi advances CPC relations with foreign political parties for global good PLA Daily 17 Jan 2021 -- Pioneering China's development as the leader of China's ruling party, Xi Jinping has been steering the Communist Party of China (CPC) to enhance friendship, promote exchanges with foreign political parties, and work with political parties worldwide for the global good.

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