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15 January 2022 - China Special Weapons News

  • 14 provincial-level places report imported Omicron cases: NHC official Global Times 15 Jan 2022 -- A total of 14 provincial-level places in China have reported imported Omicron cases, and of them, cases in three provinces and one municipality are locally transmitted cases with the Omicron variant. An official from China's top public health body said that China faces dual challenges of imported Delta, Omicron variants, and its epidemic prevention and control work confronts a severe situation as the Spring Festival travel rush is approaching.
  • On eve of Winter Olympics, Beijing reports new Omicron strain COVID-19 case Global Times 15 Jan 2022 -- Beijing authorities confirmed that a new local COVID-19 case reported on Saturday belongs to the Omicron strain. The patient has had no contact with any confirmed cases and hasn't left the city over the last 14 days.
  • Chinese mainland reports 104 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 15 Jan 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 104 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.
  • China Registered 165 New Coronavirus COVID-19 Cases SPA 15 Jan 2022 -- The National Committee for Health in China announced Saturday the registration of 165 new confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 on Friday, raising the total caseload to 104745.
  • China Tries to Contain Omicron Outbreak Ahead of Winter Olympics VOA 15 Jan 2022 -- One case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Beijing—a rare breach of the city's strict containment measures—as Chinese authorities battle outbreaks elsewhere before the February opening of the Winter Olympics in Bejing and the start of the lunar new year.
  • 10 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ CNA 15 Jan 2022 -- A total of 10 Chinese military aircraft, including fighter jets, flew into the southwestern part of Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Saturday, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
  • Iran, China Launch Cooperation Pact, As Beijing Slams U.S. Sanctions On Tehran RFE/RL 15 Jan 2022 -- China has repeated its opposition to U.S. sanctions against Iran while announcing that Beijing and Tehran have launched a 25-year cooperation deal aimed at bolstering economic and political ties.
  • China debunks Xinjiang-related lies fabricated by anti-China forces People's Daily 15 Jan 2022 -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday refuted the so-called "genocide" and "forced labor" in Xinjiang that U.S. politicians, in collusion with some anti-China organizations and individuals, have been unscrupulously spreading and hyping up for their ulterior political purpose.
  • US new rare-earth bill another political move, won't obstruct China's development in the sector: experts Global Times 15 Jan 2022 -- A new rare-earth bill was reportedly introduced in the US Senate on Friday, aiming to force defense contractors to end the use of rare earths sourced from China by 2026. It is another political move of the US against the backdrop of its attempt to contain China's growth, but it will not obstruct the development of China's rare-earth sector, Chinese experts said on Saturday.
  • US Congress targets Chinese rare earths imports Press TV 15 Jan 2022 -- A bipartisan bill in the US Congress has aimed to stop the import of strategic Chinese rare earth metals to the country.

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