Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
10 June 2021 - China Special Weapons News
- China studies booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine as it administers 820m doses nationwide Global Times 10 Jun 2021 -- Half a year after the start of mass vaccination in China, researches are planning on giving recipients a booster dose to enhance protection.
- Vaccination will become 'trend' for air passengers as airports briefly issue requirement Global Times 10 Jun 2021 -- Chinese authorities and airlines are exploring ways to include vaccination as a requirement for domestic travel, as seen by some airlines that issued notices requiring passengers traveling from epidemic-hit Guangdong Province to Beijing to accept at least one dose before getting aboard.
- Over 824 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China People's Daily 10 Jun 2021 -- Over 824.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Wednesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports six new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jun 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported six new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.
- China's Guangdong reports 6 locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 10 Jun 2021 -- China's Guangdong Province registered six locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, according to the provincial health committee.
- Macao sees 30-pct drop in entries, exits due to tightened border control over COVID-19 People's Daily 10 Jun 2021 -- The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) registered around 253,400 entries and exits at the customs on Tuesday, the first day since the SAR tightened border control with neighboring Guangdong Province due to the COVID-19 epidemic situation in Guangdong.
- Macao reports new imported COVID-19 case People's Daily 10 Jun 2021 -- China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Wednesday reported one new imported COVID-19 case, bringing the SAR's total number of confirmed cases to 52, according to the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of Macao.
- China Detains Two For Social Media Comments About COVID-19 Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2021 -- Authorities in China are cracking down on information relating to the coronavirus, as a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases hits the southern province of Guangdong.
- Plan to Upgrade WWII-era Pacific Ocean Airstrip Sparks Unease VOA 10 Jun 2021 -- Australian and U.S. officials are closely monitoring a contentious plan to upgrade a World War II-era airstrip on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
- China, Russia Military Budgets Combined Exceed US Spending, Top General Says VOA 10 Jun 2021 -- China and Russia's combined military spending exceeds that of the United States when adjusted for purchasing power, which has allowed China to shorten capability gaps in its quest to become the top superpower by midcentury, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on June 10, 2021 PRC MofA 10 Jun 2021
- Three US senators incite confrontation with lies about 'nuclear parity': Global Times editorial Global Times 10 Jun 2021 -- Three Republican House leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in a letter to US President Joe Biden, asked him to come up with a comprehensive inter-agency strategy to convince Beijing to hold arms control talks on a nuclear force buildup. They indicated in the letter that "China will achieve nuclear parity with the US by 2029" if the US does not take action.
- China's newly passed Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law to bring deterrent effect against Western hegemony Global Times 10 Jun 2021 -- Top lawmakers in China on Thursday voted to pass the highly expected Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law, providing a comprehensive legal basis for blocking illegal foreign sanctions and preventing Chinese individuals and entities from suffering the damage resulting from such illegal sanctions. The new law will also offer sufficient legal foundation for taking an equal position with the West by imposing necessary countermeasures, Chinese legal experts said.
- China strongly opposes U.S. bill to counter China's tech development People's Daily 10 Jun 2021 -- China's top legislature on Wednesday expressed strong dissatisfaction with and firm opposition to the passing of the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (USICA) by the U.S. Senate and called on the U.S. to stop advancing the bill.
- China passes new law to counter US, EU sanctions Press TV 10 Jun 2021 -- China has passed a new law to counter foreign sanctions as part of the country's plan to defuse rising pressure from the United States and the European Union over trade and a range of other issues.
- China Passes Law Countering Foreign Sanctions Over Rights Abuses Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2021 -- China has passed a tit-for-tat law allowing targeted sanctions against foreign individuals and organizations following a slew of sanctions targeting ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong.
- China, US agree to push for 'pragmatic' trade cooperation amid escalating tensions Global Times 10 Jun 2021 -- Chinese and US trade officials held another round of "candid" trade talks on Thursday and agreed to promote "pragmatic" trade and investment cooperation, as tension between the world's two biggest economies continue to escalate following a series of recent aggressive moves by Washington.
- Pentagon issues new directive on deterring China 'aggression' Press TV 10 Jun 2021 -- The Pentagon has been tasked to develop the military forces to deter China in line with Washington's years-old strategy that considers Beijing the main threat.
- White House Launches Broader Scrutiny of Foreign Tech VOA 10 Jun 2021 -- An executive order signed by President Joe Biden this week dropped a Trump-era measure that barred Americans from downloading TikTok and several other Chinese smartphone apps. But analysts say the order also broadens the scrutiny of foreign-controlled technology.
- Uyghur Camp Inmates Detail 'Crimes Against Humanity' in New Amnesty Report Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2021 -- More than 50 former inmates of detention camps in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) â€” many of whom have never spoken publicly â€” have presented new testimony of "crimes against humanity," Amnesty International said in a report published Thursday.
- Watchdog Says Repression In Xinjiang Amounts To Crimes Against Humanity RFE/RL 10 Jun 2021 -- Amnesty International says Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups in China's northwestern Xinjiang region face "systematic state-organized mass imprisonment, torture, and persecution" amounting to crimes against humanity.
- Police in Beijing to Clear Tiananmen Square For Centenary Run-Through Radio Free Asia 10 Jun 2021 -- The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on Thursday issued plans for mass rehearsals of its July 1 centenary parade, cordoning off large swathes of downtown Beijing over the coming weekend.
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