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13 October 2021 - China Special Weapons News
- Mandatory Lockdown Ordered in Ghulja Amid COVID Surge in Northern Xinjiang Radio Free Asia 13 Oct 2021 -- Authorities in northwestern China's Xinjiang region have implemented comprehensive coronavirus prevention measures and a mandatory lockdown of residents in Ghulja in response to a new outbreak during a peak tourism period, prompting concern by Uyghurs that their families will find it harder to make ends meet.
- Over 2.224 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland People's Daily 13 Oct 2021 -- More than 2.224 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Tuesday, data from the National Health Commission showed Wednesday.
- Chinese mainland reports 22 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 13 Oct 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.
- China Rejects Attempts to Blemish Its Reputation Using Cybersecurity, Foreign Ministry Says Sputnik 13 Oct 2021 -- China will rebuff any attempt to use cybersecurity as a pretext to tarnish its reputation even as it places great importance on ensuring security in cyberspace, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday
- Tibet's Exile Parliament Names Three Women to Cabinet Posts Radio Free Asia 13 Oct 2021 -- Tibet's exile parliament in an historic move on Monday voted three women into positions in the Kashag, or cabinet, of the Dharamsala, India-based exile government, the Central Tibetan Administration.
- US Denies Coverup Over Sub Collision in South China Sea Radio Free Asia 13 Oct 2021 -- The United States is denying China's accusation that it has been covering up a submarine collision that occurred earlier this month in the South China Sea.
- Nuclear Sub Mystery Highlights Risk of China-US Miscalculation VOA 13 Oct 2021 -- A mysterious incident involving an American nuclear submarine in the South China Sea has analysts weighing the risk that a similar mishap â€” perhaps involving a U.S. treaty partner â€” could spark an unwanted conflagration between the United States and China.
- Pentagon affirms commitment to Taiwan's self-defense amid tensions CNA 13 Oct 2021 -- The United States Department of Defense has reaffirmed its pledge to help Taiwan defend itself against Chinese military coercion, after Taiwan's defense chief warned last week that Taiwan Strait tensions are at their "grimmest in more than 40 years."
- France confirms naval presence in Taiwan Strait CNA 13 Oct 2021 -- France's defense minister has warned escalating tensions between Taiwan and China could have dramatic consequences, after revealing one of the country's naval vessels had been present in the Taiwan Strait.
- China defends recent drills near Taipei Press TV 13 Oct 2021 -- China says recent military drills near Chinese Taipei were a "just" move aimed at protecting the country's sovereignty and integrity against Taipei's "collusion" with foreign forces.
- China Says Its Military Drills Near Taiwan Aimed at Preventing Outside Interference Sputnik 13 Oct 2021 -- China conducts military exercises near the border with Taiwan to guard its national sovereignty and prevent foreign interference in the relations between mainland and the island, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said on Wednesday.
- PLA drills target secessionists, foreign interference amid despicable DPP moves: Taiwan Affairs Office Global Times 13 Oct 2021 -- Recent military exercises launched by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the Taiwan Straits aimed at "Taiwan independence" secessionist moves and interference by foreign forces, and they are necessary actions to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Wednesday.
- Xi's speech sets direction for Taiwan-related work: spokesperson People's Daily 13 Oct 2021 -- The speech by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at the meeting marking the 110th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911 on Oct. 9 has set the direction for work related to Taiwan, a spokesperson of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office said Wednesday.
- Taiwan secessionists stage 'doomsday madness' in seeking foreign support Global Times 13 Oct 2021 -- Taiwan secessionist authorities continue to seek support, including military ones, from the US to disrupt the national reunification of China, and this proves that the message of the Chinese mainland of a peaceful solution toward Taiwan compatriots and the serious warning to authorities on the island have been ignored, with experts from both sides of the Taiwan Straits saying this is "the last madness" of the secessionists before their doomsday, and the hope of a peaceful solution to the Taiwan question is declining sharply.
- Will China Surpass the US in Military Air Superiority? VOA 13 Oct 2021 -- For decades, the United States military has benefited from having air superiority over its enemies in all its conflicts around the world. The Pentagon's multibillion-dollar investment in advanced warplanes, weapons systems, satellites and aircraft carriers has made air power a central part of America's global projection of military might.
- Blinken Warns Israel's Lapid of 'Risks to Shared National Security Interests' From Chinese Projects Sputnik 13 Oct 2021 -- During a Wednesday meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly cautioned him to control Chinese investment in the Israeli economy, something the US has pushed for since the Trump administration, which extensively demonized Chinese tech and construction firms.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on October 13, 2021 PRC MofA 13 Oct 2021
- Danish Artist Tries to Reclaim Tiananmen Tribute From Hong Kong University Radio Free Asia 13 Oct 2021 -- A Danish artist is trying to reclaim his sculpture commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre, as a deadline issued for its removal from the University of Hong Kong campus passed on Wednesday.
- Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma 'in Hong Kong' After Media Investment Ban Radio Free Asia 13 Oct 2021 -- Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma is currently in Hong Kong, amid reports that he is in the process of divesting from a slew of media companies following calls for a ban on such investments by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Beijing, according to Reuters.
- Chinese officials move to increase coal output amid shortage Global Times 14 Oct 2021 -- China is doing its best to increase coal output and supply amid shortages in some areas across the country, and has speeded up reviews of already-built outdoor coal mines, the nation's top economic planner said on Wednesday.
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