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30 June 2021 - China Special Weapons News
- China completes half-year vaccination goal early, will cover as many people as possible in H2 Global Times 30 Jun 2021 -- Wednesday was the deadline for China to reach its goal of vaccinating about 40 percent of its targeted population, and authorities in several provinces said they had achieved the goal in advance.
- Over 1.22 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 30 Jun 2021 -- More than 1.22 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.
- Chinese mainland reports 9 new COVID-19 cases, all imported People's Daily 30 Jun 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported nine imported COVID-19 cases but no new locally transmitted cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.
- Sinovac Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations, But Options Limited VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- That's one infectious disease expert's assessment of Sinovac Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, following reports that hundreds of Indonesian health care workers who had received the vaccine caught the disease anyway.
- US' resuming talks with the island of Taiwan severely disturbs cross-Straits stability: experts Global Times 30 Jun 2021 -- After a five-year hiatus, the island of Taiwan had the video meeting with the US for the Trade Investment Framework Talks (TIFA) on Wednesday, which have been criticized by experts and residents of the island as a platform to bow to the US' endless demands at the cost of the people in Taiwan and may further disturb the cross-Straits stability.
- Why China's PLA Keeps Putting up Posters to Threaten War Against Taiwan VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- The Chinese military's use of colorful, strongly worded posters hinting at war with old political rival Taiwan are aimed more at keeping its own troops on edge and making the Communist Party look strong than at riling the Taiwanese, some experts say.
- China urges Japan to clarify ties with Taiwan island, condemns politician's statement aimed at 'military deregulation' Global Times 30 Jun 2021 -- China has lodged solemn representations with the Japanese government and urged it to clarify on the matter and make ensure it will not happen again, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, after Japan's deputy defense minister vowed to protect the island of Taiwan "as a democratic country."
- China, Vietnam navies wrap up 30th joint patrol in Beibu Gulf PLA Daily 30 Jun 2021 -- The 30th joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf, conducted by the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command and the Vietnam People's Navy, wrapped up successfully on June 25.
- Beijing Braces For Centenary as Ruling Party Hits 95 Million Members Radio Free Asia 30 Jun 2021 -- Authorities in Beijing have banned sales of natural gas canisters and knives, as the city began to fill up with military personnel on the eve of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s centenary celebration on July 1.
- Communist Party of China has over 95 million members People's Daily 30 Jun 2021 -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has 95.148 million members as of June 5, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee announced on Wednesday.
- CPC membership exceeds 95 million as its centenary nears PLA Daily 30 Jun 2021 -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has 95.148 million members as of June 5, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee announced on Wednesday.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on June 30, 2021 PRC MofA 30 Jun 2021
- Pew: US Seen More Favorably Than China Among Advanced Economies VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- A recent Pew Research survey among 17 advanced economies shows the global opinion of the United States has improved, while the view of China continues to be mostly negative.
- Hong Kong returns to right track under national security law: Foreign Ministry Global Times 30 Jun 2021 -- Hong Kong society has been brought back to the right track over the past year since the implementation of the national security law for Hong Kong, with security being safeguarded, the rule of law and justice being upheld, and the lawful rights and freedoms of local residents and foreign citizens better protected in a safer environment, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday.
- One year on, national security law for HK brings hope, restores order, recovers businesses Global Times 30 Jun 2021 -- One year since the national security law for Hong Kong took effect, many people said the city is totally different now.
- Patriotic Education, Shifting 'Red Lines' Drive Families Away From Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 30 Jun 2021 -- Twenty-four years after the city was handed back to the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Hongkongers are once more lining up in droves to leave, the sounds of farewells echoing through the departures hall at the international airport, in stark contrast with the hushed and empty arrivals floor.
- One Year In, Critics Say China's National Security Law Has Undermined Hong Kong's Core Values VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- It has been one year since China officially implemented a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong, right before the anniversary of the island's handover from British to Chinese rule on July 1.
- Amnesty International Says China Has Created 'Human Rights Emergency' in Hong Kong VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- Amnesty International says China has created a "human rights emergency" in Hong Kong since imposing a strict national security law last year.
- Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist Arrested Again VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer was arrested for the second time in less than a month Wednesday, marking the city's first year under the national security law.
- China's Use of Expat Uyghurs in CCP Centenary Propaganda Sparks Backlash Radio Free Asia 30 Jun 2021 -- A Chinese government campaign using Uyghur expatriates to make pro-China videos and comments on social media platforms to mark the July 1 centenary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been met with contempt by activists and netizens from the Uyghur diaspora.
- Rights Group Details China's Interference in Academic Freedom Overseas Radio Free Asia 30 Jun 2021 -- The long arm of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is affecting freedom of speech at overseas universities, according to a report published on Tuesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
- Chinese Students in Australia Call Out Intimidation from Officials at Home VOA 30 Jun 2021 -- Human Rights Watch says Chinese students enrolled in Australian universities have been so intimidated by authorities back home they are self-censoring their actions and behaviors.
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