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09 August 2021 - China Special Weapons News

  • China says latest COVID-19 resurgence more complicated but controllable People's Daily 09 Aug 2021 -- The latest resurgence of COVID-19 in China, caused mainly by the Delta variant, is more complicated but the epidemic is generally controllable, a Chinese official has said.
  • After Floods, China's Zhengzhou Hit by Surge in Delta Coronavirus Cases Radio Free Asia 09 Aug 2021 -- Authorities in the central Chinese province of Henan have launched mass testing operations following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the wake of disastrous flooding that hit the region last month.
  • China, Russia Showcase Growing Ties With Joint Military Exercises RFE/RL 09 Aug 2021 -- In the latest display of deepening ties between Beijing and Moscow, Chinese and Russian troops kicked off five days of military exercises in northwestern China on August 9.
  • Aircraft carrier Liaoning's latest voyage lays down foundation for enhanced night combat Global Times 08 Aug 2021 -- During the latest voyage by the aircraft carrier Liaoning, fighter jet pilot instructors from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Naval Aviation University reportedly received certification to operate on carriers at night, marking the stage that the university can now coach pilot cadets nighttime carrier operations. This means China's aircraft carriers will get night combat-capable pilots faster than before, analysts said on Sunday.
  • China's Submarines Attempt to Shadow UK Aircraft Carrier Heading to Pacific, British Media Claims Sputnik 08 Aug 2021 -- Chinese nuclear submarines tried to secretly follow UK aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth that was moving into the Pacific Ocean, but were soon identified, the Express newspaper reported on Sunday.
  • Media report claiming UK carrier group spots PLA submarines 'not credible' Global Times 09 Aug 2021 -- A report by a UK media organization recently claimed a UK aircraft carrier strike group that sailed in the South China Sea in late July spotted Chinese nuclear-powered submarines that shadowed it during its voyage, but Chinese military experts said on Monday that the report is not credible, and is aimed at showing off the group's presence and boasting of the its anti-submarine capability.
  • Exercise "ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021" kicks off in China PLA Daily 09 Aug 2021 -- The exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021 kicked off at a combined arms tactical training base of the PLA Army in Qingtongxia City of West China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. General Li Zuocheng, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and Chief of the CMC Joint Staff Department, attended the launch ceremony as the chief conductor of the exercise and officially announced the commencement.
  • Chinese troops conduct adaptive training prior to exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021 PLA Daily 09 Aug 2021 -- The China-Russia joint exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION - 2021 is to be held from August 9 to 13. Participating troops from both sides have conducted multi-day adaptive training, in which the Chinese participants focused on several events such as airdrop and army aviation coordination in special operations.
  • Chinese troops help Russian counterpart master made-in-China equipment in Exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021 PLA Daily 09 Aug 2021 -- On August 5, a live-fire training exercise with authorized weapons and equipment of the Exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021 was held at the combined arms tactical training base of the PLA Army in Qingtongxia City of West China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. This was the first time for Russian participants to use armored assault vehicles, infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and other main battle equipment provided by China on a large scale in the drill. The Chinese side set up a teaching group to help the Russian troops master the equipment as quickly as possible.
  • HK starts airing shows for CPC centennial to foster stronger sense of patriotism among locals Global Times 09 Aug 2021 -- Hong Kong started to air on Monday films, TV series and art shows which were made to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), aimed at giving local residents a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the CPC's history and fostering a stronger sense of patriotism.
  • Hong Kong's RTHK to Air More 'Patriotic' Content Lauding Ruling Party Radio Free Asia 09 Aug 2021 -- Hong Kong's public broadcaster will soon be required to step its "patriotic" content and air shows and movies lauding the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the city's leader has revealed.

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