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08 June 2021 - China Special Weapons News
- Report: US-Commissioned Study Found Coronavirus Could Have Leaked From Chinese Lab VOA 08 Jun 2021 -- The Wall Street Journal says a report issued by a U.S. government laboratory last year concluded that a theory that the COVID-19 pandemic originated due to a leak from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan is plausible and deserved further investigation.
- China will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccines and anti-pandemic supplies to the Philippines: Chinese FM Global Times 08 Jun 2021 -- China will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccines and other anti-pandemic supplies to the Philippines, according its needs, to help the country weather the pandemic as soon as possible, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a meeting with his Philippine counterpart on Monday.
- China dispatches vaccine, syringe aid to 66 countries People's Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- China has completed dispatching COVID-19 vaccines and syringes to 66 countries and one international organization as of Sunday amid efforts to provide vaccine aid and strengthen international cooperation, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said.
- Over 794 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China People's Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- Over 794.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Monday, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Guangdong reports 19 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- China's Guangdong Province registered 19 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, the provincial health commission said Tuesday.
- Hong Kong reports 1 new local infection of COVID-19 People's Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- Hong Kong's daily increase of COVID-19 cases remained at a low level on Monday, with one locally transmitted and six imported from overseas.
- ASEAN, Beijing Agree to Self-Restraint in South China Sea Radio Free Asia 08 Jun 2021 -- Beijing and Southeast Asian nations have agreed not to escalate tensions in the South China Sea, a joint statement said, following recent Chinese incursions in maritime zones claimed by the Philippines and Malaysia.
- China-ASEAN ties 'most successful and dynamic' in Asia-Pacific; FMs agree to resume S. China Sea code of conduct talks Global Times 08 Jun 2021 -- China and ASEAN countries have expanded and deepened their mutual interests by properly managing differences over the past 30 years, creating the most successful example of cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and demonstrating the mutual desire of the two sides to maintain regional peace and stability while resolutely objecting to interference by extraterritorial countries, Chinese observers said after the special foreign ministers' meeting between China and ASEAN countries on Monday.
- US' Taiwan card extends to economy Global Times 08 Jun 2021 -- With the use of the Taiwan card, the US' provocation of the Chinese mainland has extended to the field of trade and economy, just one day after three US senators' visit to the island.
- China urges U.S. to sever official, military ties with Taiwan People's Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Monday urged the United States to cut off any form of official exchanges and military contact with China's Taiwan.
- Beijing warns US against trade deal with Chinese Taipei Press TV 08 Jun 2021 -- Beijing has issued a stark warning against Washington's plans to begin yet another trade deal with Chinese Taipei during a recent visit by a US delegation there.
- Beijing Blasts US Senators' 'Vile Political Provocation' in Taiwan Sputnik 08 Jun 2021 -- Taiwan, which is regarded by China as part of its territory, was visited on Sunday by a bipartisan group of American senators arriving on a US military plane. The lawmakers announced that they would donate 750,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to the island.
- 'Very vicious political provocation,' says defense ministry in response to US senators' visit to Taiwan island by military plane Global Times 08 Jun 2021 -- China's Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday slammed the visit of three US senators to the island of Taiwan by military plane, condemning the move as "very vicious political provocation" and warned secessionists on the island they would ultimately get burned by tying themselves to foreign forces.
- PLA conducts amphibious landing drills amid latest US provocation on Taiwan question Global Times 08 Jun 2021 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army and Navy recently held joint amphibious landing exercises in Southeast China's coastal regions, with landing ships transporting a large number of armored vehicles, assault units, troops and supplies. Experts said on Tuesday that the drills built a concrete basis for winning possible future battles against Taiwan secessionists, following the latest US provocation by sending a military transport aircraft to the island of Taiwan.
- Lack of Recent Combat Experience a 'Significant Weakness' for China's PLA, Says US Congress Report Sputnik 08 Jun 2021 -- China's President Xi Jinping in 2017 announced Beijing's intention to transform the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) into a "world-class" fighting force by the mid-21st century. A new US Congress report says that China is already "eroding" the military advantages of the American forces in certain warfare areas.
- China considers law banning defamation of military personnel People's Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- Chinese lawmakers are considering a new law that bans the defamation of military personnel.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on June 8, 2021 PRC MofA 08 Jun 2021
- China urges U.S. to view China's development in objective, rational manner People's Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- China on Monday urged the United States to view China's development in an objective and rational manner and stop hyping up the so-called China threat theory.
- What Pakistan's Relationship With China Tells Us About The Belt And Road Initiative RFE/RL Gandhara 08 Jun 2021 -- A recent study of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Pakistan suggests Beijing has less control over its massive development projects as was first thought and often has to alter its plans to accommodate Pakistani officials.
- China-CEEC cooperation forges ahead amid noises Global Times 08 Jun 2021 -- China on Tuesday kicked off a major trade expo aimed at boosting trade with Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) with widespread participation by heads of state and businesses from the region, shrugging off recent disruptions and noise instigated by the US in Europe that has cast some uncertainty over massive China-Europe economic and trade ties.
- Facebook Turned Down Hundreds of User Data Requests From Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 08 Jun 2021 -- Social media platform Facebook said it had turned down more than 200 requests for user data from authorities in Hong Kong after the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) imposed a draconian national security law on the city from July 1, 2020.
- Xi stresses strong primary-level Party organizations for communities People's Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has stressed that strong primary-level Party organizations are needed to provide good services in communities for the public.
- Xi stresses strong primary-level Party organizations for communities PLA Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has stressed that strong primary-level Party organizations are needed to provide good services in communities for the public.
- China reveals new list of 64 removed illicit social organizations People's Daily 08 Jun 2021 -- China's Ministry of Civil Affairs on Monday revealed a new list of 64 illegal social organizations that have been removed by local civil affairs authorities over recent years.
- Plan to Force College Mergers Sparks Campus Protests in China Radio Free Asia 08 Jun 2021 -- Plans by the ruling Chinese Communist Party to force private colleges to merge with vocational colleges have sparked campus protests across the country.
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