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22 January 2021 - China Special Weapons News
- Sinovac vaccine will protect more people around the world: company chairman People's Daily 22 Jan 2021 -- Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is ramping up the production of CoronaVac, an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, to ensure global supply, according to Yin Weidong, chairman and CEO of the company.
- Chinese mainland reports 103 new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 22 Jan 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Thursday recorded 103 new COVID-19 cases â€“ 94 local transmissions and nine from overseas, the National Health Commission said on Friday.
- Shanghai Reports COVID-19 Outbreak, Locks Down Residential Community Radio Free Asia 22 Jan 2021 -- Authorities in Shanghai have confirmed at least six new cases of COVID-19, imposing a localized lockdown on a residential compound in downtown Huangpu district, local health officials and residents said on Friday.
- Hong Kong Places Parts of Kowloon Under Lockdown Amid COVID-19 Surge Radio Free Asia 22 Jan 2021 -- Authorities in Hong Kong on Friday announced mandatory COVID-19 testing and a partial lockdown for tens of thousands of the city's residents, in a bid to curb a growing number of coronavirus cases in recent days.
- Shanghai reports 6 local COVID-19 cases, first outbreak since November Global Times 22 Jan 2021 -- Shanghai found six local confirmed COVID-19 cases in its most populous downtown Huangpu district on Thursday, two months since the last local case was reported in the city, local health authority said on Friday.
- North Korean Trade Officials Scramble to Import Chinese Construction Materials Radio Free Asia 22 Jan 2021 -- Trading companies in North Korea are attempting to restart trade with China to secure construction materials as Pyongyang prepares to invest heavily in its tourism industry, sources in China told RFA.
- China Seen as Pressing Advantage in Myanmar with High-Level Visit, Deals VOA 22 Jan 2021 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi helped cinch Beijing's hold on Myanmar with a visit last week that saw the two countries agree to push ahead with a major transportation project and lock in a five-year trade and economic pact, analysts say.
- Japan Becomes Latest Nation to Contest Beijing's Claims in the South China Sea Radio Free Asia 22 Jan 2021 -- Japan has joined a growing list of countries that are challenging China's maritime claims in the South China Sea.
- China Passes Law Allowing Coastguard to Use Force Against Foreign Vessels Radio Free Asia 22 Jan 2021 -- China passed a new law Friday granting the China Coast Guard (CCG) more leeway in asserting the nation's claims in the contested South China Sea and authorizing the use of force against foreign vessels.
- Chinese peacekeepers to South Sudan perform patrol and armed escort tasks PLA Daily 22 Jan 2021 -- The 7th Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan completed this year's first short-distance patrol task from Juba to Mongalla, deployed by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Sector Juba on January 20, local time, providing armed escort for UN military observers at the same time.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on January 22, 2021 PRC MofA 22 Jan 2021
- China calls for courage and wisdom to put Sino-U.S. relations back on the right track People's Daily 22 Jan 2021 -- The United States and China are expected to show courage and wisdom, listen to each other, face up to each other, respect each other, and engage in dialogue and cooperation in order to "heal and recover" bilateral relations, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
- Will Biden Reverse Trump's China Policies? VOA 22 Jan 2021 -- China is gearing up to deal with a new U.S. administration after a particularly difficult year during which it suffered a series of diplomatic setbacks owing to COVID-19, trade war and human rights issues. A question being widely asked is whether Chinese President Xi Jinping will get along better with President Joe Biden than he did with former President Donald Trump.
- Xi stresses strict Party governance for 14th Five-Year Plan period PLA Daily 22 Jan 2021 -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the importance of leveraging the guiding and safeguarding roles of strict Party governance in every respect to ensure the development goals and tasks of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) are fulfilled.
- In Defending Democracy Activists, Hong Kong Lawyers Navigate New Legal Terrain VOA 22 Jan 2021 -- The aftermath of the 12 Hong Kong activists who fled the city and were detained in Mainland China continued last week, with the release of Hong Kong lawyer Daniel Wong Kwok-tung after 40 hours in police custody.
- Hong Kong Broadcaster Terminates Contract of Hard-Hitting TV Anchor Radio Free Asia 22 Jan 2021 -- Hong Kong government broadcaster RTHK has terminated the permanent civil service contract and benefits of a journalist known for her hard-hitting questions of government officials, the staff union said.
- Sanctions, Global Censure Should Follow US Labeling of Xinjiang Abuses as 'Genocide': Experts Radio Free Asia 22 Jan 2021 -- The U.S. designation of China's repression of ethnic Uyghurs in its northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) as genocide must be followed with stronger economic sanctions and a concerted international effort to push Beijing to reverse course, according to a group of experts.
- China's Energy Flows Strained by COVID, Record Cold Radio Free Asia 22 Jan 2021 -- China's struggles with energy shortages and the effects of extreme weather are raising questions about conflicts in government policies.
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