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08 October 2021 - China Special Weapons News
- Over 2.217 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland People's Daily 08 Oct 2021 -- More than 2.217 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Thursday, data from the National Health Commission showed Friday.
- Chinese mainland reports 22 imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 08 Oct 2021 -- The Chinese mainland reported 22 imported COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday.
- E China's Fujian announces victory on the latest outbreak of COVID-19 with cases in NE China's Heilongjiang gradually leveling off Global Times 08 Oct 2021 -- Xiamen city in East China's Fujian Province has cleared all its high- and middle-risk areas for COVID-19 as of Thursday and declared victory. Northeast China's Heilongjiang, another province hit by the virus in the latest flare-up, also announced that the epidemic is gradually leveling off with zero infections reported in six days.
- Indonesia approves emergency use of China's Zifivax COVID-19 vaccine People's Daily 08 Oct 2021 -- Indonesia's drug and food authority BPOM said Thursday it has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Zifivax COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Anhui Zhifei Longcom.
- Chinese Cyber Operations Scoop Up Data for Political, Economic Aims VOA 08 Oct 2021 -- Mustang Panda is a Chinese hacking group that is suspected of attempting to infiltrate the Indonesian government last month.
- US nuclear sub hits object in South China Sea, multiple injured Press TV 08 Oct 2021 -- Multiple sailors were injured after a US nuclear attack submarine hit an unknown underwater object in the South China Sea, a report says.
- US Nuke Sub in South China Sea Collision; 11 Sailors Reportedly Injured Radio Free Asia 08 Oct 2021 -- A U.S. nuclear submarine "struck an object while submerged" in the South China Sea last weekend, the U.S. Navy said, at a time when rival nations are stepping up military activities in the busy and disputed waterway. Eleven sailors were reportedly injured.
- Chinese FM urges US to provide truth about nuke submarine accident in S. China Sea, including intentions and if leak happens Global Times 08 Oct 2021 -- China expresses grave concern about the accident involving US submarine USS Connecticut hitting an unknown object in the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday, urging the US to clarify more details about the accident, its purpose of cruising in the area, and whether it has caused a nuclear leak that has damaged the local marine environment.
- China urges US to reveal details of submarine incident in South China Sea Press TV 08 Oct 2021 -- China has voiced concern about a recent incident involving a US nuclear submarine in the South China Sea, urging Washington to explain the accident and its purpose of cruising in the international waters in detail.
- Why China Sends Warplanes Into Taiwan's Airspace But Doesn't Attack VOA 08 Oct 2021 -- University student Feng Hao of Taiwan and his parents worry increasingly of an attack from mainland China, just 60 kilometers from their island. The number of Chinese military planes flown through a corner of Taiwan's air defense identification zone surged to 125 in the first days of October.
- U.S. defense link with Taiwan aligned against China threat: Pentagon CNA 08 Oct 2021 -- The Pentagon said Thursday that the United States' defense relationship with Taiwan is guided by the island's defense needs and the threat posed by China.
- Australia, U.S. should not allow China to engulf Taiwan: Tony Abbott CNA 08 Oct 2021 -- Australia and the United States should not stand by and watch Taiwan being "swallowed up" by China, visiting former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday in Taipei.
- U.S. State Department reiterates basis of 'One China' policy CNA 08 Oct 2021 -- The United States reiterated Thursday that its "One China" policy is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, the three joint communiques and the six assurances.
- US troops' secret presence in Taiwan island 'no real threat,' but could 'bring China's reunification closer' Global Times 08 Oct 2021 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry vowed to take all necessary measures to safeguard the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and urged the US to fully recognize the high sensitivity of the Taiwan question, following US media reports that there were two dozen US troops deployed on the island of Taiwan, helping train local troops in secret.
- US' revelation of troops in Taiwan will only hasten cross-Straits war: Global Times editorial Global Times 08 Oct 2021 -- The Wall Street Journal's Thursday report that about two dozen members of US special operations and support troops "secretly operating in Taiwan to train military forces there" for at least a year has attracted extensive attention. Both the Pentagon and Taipei declined to comment on the report, but since the US has exposed the news through anonymous officials, it has taken a step forward to undermine, from covertly to semi-overtly, the key conditions for the establishment of diplomatic relations between Chinese mainland and the US.
- US special operations forces secretly training Taiwanese troops since 2020: Report Press TV 08 Oct 2021 -- In a stunning disclosure, which risks further escalation of tensions with China, US special operations forces and marines have been secretly training Taiwanese troops since 2020, according to reports.
- Kashi Military Sub-command opens up air patrol routes in plateau border areas PLA Daily 08 Oct 2021 -- In late September, service members assigned to a border defense regiment of the Kashi Military Sub-command under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command flew to a plateau border defense area at an elevation of more than 5,600 meters to perform patrol missions on the helicopter.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on October 8, 2021 PRC MofA 08 Oct 2021
- CIA says China poses 'the most important geopolitical threat' to US Press TV 08 Oct 2021 -- The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has launched a new mission center to address what it calls "the most important geopolitical threat" posed by China, amid renewed tensions between Washington and Beijing.
- Social Unrest is Beijing's Chief Concern in Dealing With Evergrande's Debt Debacle Radio Free Asia 08 Oct 2021 -- China Evergrande's debt crisis has sparked panic-selling on stock markets in Hong Kong and mainland China, with a domino effect on global financial markets.
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