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12 June 2021 - China Special Weapons News

  • China's Guangdong reports 8 locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 12 Jun 2021 -- South China's Guangdong Province reported eight locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, all in the provincial capital Guangzhou, according to the provincial health committee.
  • Chinese mainland reports eight new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 12 Jun 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported eight new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.
  • China approves emergency use of domestic vaccines for 3-17 age group People's Daily 12 Jun 2021 -- China has approved the emergency use of its domestic inactivated vaccines against COVID-19 on people aged from 3 to 17, according to a press conference held on Friday.
  • Chinese firm asserts right to distribute BNT vaccine to Taiwan: report CNA 12 Jun 2021 -- Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., the distributor of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the Greater China area, has insisted that any sale of the vaccine to Taiwan, either to the government or a private company, will have to go through its distribution network, according to a report on a Chinese investment and trading platform.
  • U.S. Secretary of State urges China to stop pressuring Taiwan CNA 12 Jun 2021 -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged China to halt its "pressure campaign" against Taiwan during a telephone meeting on Friday with the Chinese government's top diplomat and Politburo member Yang Jiechi (楊潔篪).
  • Top military officer says U.S. capable of defending Taiwan CNA 12 Jun 2021 -- Mark Milley, chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed earlier this week during a congressional hearing that the country is capable of defending Taiwan in the event of a People's Liberation Army invasion from China.
  • G-7 Split on Biden's Anti-China Push VOA 12 Jun 2021 -- G-7 leaders appear to be split on U.S. President Joe Biden's call to take more aggressive action against China, including on its forced labor practices, unwillingness to play by international trade rules and problematic global infrastructure financing mechanism.
  • US to Offer Alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative VOA 12 Jun 2021 -- U.S. President Joe Biden's administration said it will announce an infrastructure financing mechanism for low- and middle-income countries, designed to rival China's Belt and Road Initiative.
  • Chinese diplomat urges US to get ties back on right track PLA Daily 12 Jun 2021 -- China urges the United States to honor its commitment to abide by the one-China principle, properly handle issues related to the Taiwan question and take real actions to uphold the overall development of bilateral ties as well as cross-Straits stability, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday.
  • Demonstrations Mark Second Anniversary of Hong Kong Uprising VOA 12 Jun 2021 -- Rallies rang out in dozens of cities across the globe Saturday to commemorate two years since pro-democracy activists surrounded Hong Kong's legislature in a failed effort to thwart passage of a national security law.
  • China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi stressed China's stern position on Xinjiang, HK related issues in phone conversation with Blinken Global Times 12 Jun 2021 -- Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, reiterated China's stern position on issues related to Xinjiang and Hong Kong, urging the US to not interfere with China's domestic affairs under any excuse.

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