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02 June 2021 - China Special Weapons News
- China may give COVID-19 vaccines to under-18s amid pressure from imported cases Global Times 02 Jun 2021 -- China may roll out COVID-19 vaccinations among people aged under 18, as the country still faces mounting pressure from imported cases, according to an official of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- WHO validates China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use People's Daily 02 Jun 2021 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) validated on Tuesday the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac for emergency use.
- Over 681 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China People's Daily 02 Jun 2021 -- Over 681.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
- Chinese vaccines boost global fight against COVID-19 pandemic People's Daily 02 Jun 2021 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) validated on Tuesday the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac for emergency use, which made it the second Chinese vaccine included in the WHO Emergency Use Listing after the previous one developed by another Chinese manufacturer Sinopharm.
- Over 660 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China People's Daily 02 Jun 2021 -- Over 661.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Monday, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Chinese mainland reports 10 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 02 Jun 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 10 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.
- China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to COVAX in production People's Daily 02 Jun 2021 -- China on Tuesday said the first batch of Chinese vaccines supplied to COVAX officially rolled off the production line, which is another important reflection of China's commitment to making its COVID-19 vaccines global public goods with concrete actions.
- Philippines lauds WHO approval of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine People's Daily 02 Jun 2021 -- The Philippines lauded on Wednesday the World Health Organization's (WHO's) approval of the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech for emergency use, saying it will boost the vaccine confidence of Filipinos.
- WHO approves Sinovac vaccine for emergency use Global Times 02 Jun 2021 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) announced it has approved Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the second vaccine produced in China, after Sinopharm, that has received the approval.
- Drill by PLA warships in Pacific via Osumi Strait 'indicates far sea capability boost, warning to Japan' Global Times 02 Jun 2021 -- A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy flotilla reportedly entered the Pacific Ocean for exercises via the Osumi Strait on Monday, a move experts said on Wednesday was normal and an indication of the increasing far sea operational capability of the PLA Navy.
- PLA aircraft training in S.China Sea abide by intl law without entering others' airspace Global Times 02 Jun 2021 -- Chinese Air Force planes did not violate the airspace of other countries when the People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly dispatched 16 aircraft comprising strategic transport planes to the South China Sea for routine flight training on Monday.
- South China Sea drama: Malaysia scrambles jets to intercept Chinese aircraft, plans diplomatic protest Press TV 02 Jun 2021 -- The South China Sea has turned into the scene of a fresh drama, with Malaysia complaining that a recent maneuver by Chinese military aircraft near its airspace was an intrusion and a breach of its sovereignty, and China insisting that the routine flight training was completely within international law.
- Malaysia Accuses Chinese Military of Violating its Airspace VOA 02 Jun 2021 -- Malaysia's foreign ministry says it will lodge a formal protest with China over an "intrusion" of 16 Chinese warplanes into its airspace earlier this week.
- Newly Elected Sikyong Open to 'New' Channels of Communication With Beijing on Tibetan Autonomy Radio Free Asia 02 Jun 2021 -- Penpa Tsering, Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), said Wednesday that he is willing to forgo traditional channels of communication to revive talks with Beijing over Tibetan autonomy under Chinese rule, days after being sworn in as the head of Tibet's India-based government-in-exile.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on June 2, 2021 PRC MofA 02 Jun 2021
- China needs a voice that matches its national strength, international status: Xi Global Times 02 Jun 2021 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said China needs "to develop a voice in international discourse that matches China's comprehensive national strength and international status," as Chinese top leaders had a group study session on strengthening China's capacity for international communication on Monday, with experts saying China will not keep silent amid a stigmatization and propaganda warfare launched by the US and its allies, and China has the confidence to shape a more "reliable, admirable and respectable image."
- Hong Kong Officials Shut Down Massacre Museum Ahead of Anniversary Radio Free Asia 02 Jun 2021 -- Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down a museum commemorating the anniversary of the military massacre of civilians in early June 1989 that ended weeks of student-led protests on Tiananmen Square and across China.
- China's three-child policy to improve demographic structure People's Daily 02 Jun 2021 -- China's new birth policy, raising the limit to three children per couple, is expected to maximize the population's role in driving economic and social growth and address the risks of a downward trend in fertility, according to the country's health authority.
- Non-financial institutions to be held accountable Global Times 02 Jun 2021 -- Non-financial institutions including real estate brokerages and traders of precious metals will be held accountable for money-laundering activities, according to a draft proposal for the revision of China's anti-money-laundering law that is seeking public input.
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