Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
26 August 2021 - China Special Weapons News
- COVID-19 outbreak in Nanjing worst since Wuhan: National Health Commission Global Times 26 Aug 2021 -- The recent COVID-19 outbreak at Nanjing Lukou International Airport triggered by the Delta variant was the most severe and caused the most infections in China since the outbreak in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province in 2019, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).
- Over 1.98 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China People's Daily 26 Aug 2021 -- More than 1.98 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Wednesday, data from the National Health Commission showed Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports 3 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 26 Aug 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported three new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases in Yunnan Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.
- Chinese military continues COVID-19 vaccine assistance to militaries of related countries PLA Daily 26 Aug 2021 -- The global situation of COVID-19 prevention and control remains complex and challenging. Since August, Chinese military has provided COVID-19 vaccine assistance to militaries of related countries, said Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Thursday.
- Chinese military continues COVID-19 vaccine assistance to militaries of related countries PLA Daily 26 Aug 2021 -- A transport aircraft of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China carrying a batch of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine landed Monday at Noi Bai International Airport in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.
- Zambia to start administering China's COVID-19 Sinopharm vaccine People's Daily 26 Aug 2021 -- Zambia will soon start rolling out the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine received from China early this month, a government official said on Wednesday.
- Mass Arrest of Tibetans in Sichuan Over Dalai Lama Photos Radio Free Asia 26 Aug 2021 -- Police in western China's Sichuan province arrested about 60 Tibetans found with photos of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama this week, intensifying a campaign against possession of the banned images, Tibetan sources say.
- PLA holds far sea exercises amid multinational drills targeting China, 'shows capability, determination against provocation' Global Times 26 Aug 2021 -- With two multinational exercises near and said to be targeting China, including one involving maritime forces from Australia, Japan, India and the US, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly sent two naval flotillas featuring some of its world-class warships on far sea drills.
- PLA Tibet Military Command holds large-scale joint drills in plateau region Global Times 26 Aug 2021 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently organized large-scale joint exercises in a snowy plateau region, in which the troops operated some of the PLA's latest weapons and equipment and practiced multidimensional tactics with the goal of target elimination.
- Chinese military to hold multinational peacekeeping exercise Shared Destiny-2021 PLA Daily 26 Aug 2021 -- According to Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, the Chinese military will host the first multinational peacekeeping live exercise "Shared Destiny-2021" at the combined-arms tactical training base of the PLA Army in Queshan County of central China's Henan Province from September 6 to 15.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on August 26, 2021 PRC MofA 26 Aug 2021
- Uyghur Children of Incarcerated Parents Undergo Political Education in Xinjiang Schools Radio Free Asia 26 Aug 2021 -- A group of Uyghur elementary school students whose parents are incarcerated in internment camps or prison are being subjected to "special political education" classes in schools in northwestern China's Xinjiang, with some pupils developing serious emotional problems and getting poor grades, sources in the region said.
- Media report reveals questionable family business deals of fallen Hangzhou Party chief Global Times 26 Aug 2021 -- With the investigation into Zhou Jiangyong, Party chief of Hangzhou in East China's Zhejiang Province, underway, Chinese media have been looking into the business dealings and questionable economic activities of the fallen tiger's family and friends.
- CPC to reinforce anti-graft, ensure no safe haven, no tolerance to corruption following 8 officials probed, 13 punished in 1 week Global Times 26 Aug 2021 -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) will reinforce its ability to resist corruption, allowing no safe haven, leaving no ground unturned and showing no tolerance in fighting corruption, a major publication on the CPC's mission and contributions said on Thursday, as the anti-graft campaign continued to gain momentum in China with 8 officials being probed and 13 punished in one week this month.
- English Textbook Shelves Empty in Shanghai Bookstore After New Rules Radio Free Asia 26 Aug 2021 -- English textbooks disappeared from the shelves of the Shanghai branch of the state-backed Xinhua Bookstore this week, as parents rushed to panic-buy books, for fear they may later be banned under a nationwide crackdown on private tutoring.
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