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19 January 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Are Inbound Parcels Bringing COVID to China? VOA 19 Jan 2022 -- Chinese health officials are warning the public to minimize orders from overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic and wear protective gear when handling inbound packages, measures that followed a suspected transmission of the virus from North American parcels to two domestic patients.
- Beijing reports 5 new positive COVID-19 cases, cold-chain logistics involved Global Times 19 Jan 2022 -- Four districts of Beijing have reported new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, underscoring the complexity and importance of the epidemic control work, local officials said. Among five new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, four were related to cold-chain work, prompting Cai Qi, Party chief of Beijing, to call for a high alert in anti-epidemic work with cold chain scenarios and to immediately launch a full-scale inspection across the city.
- NW China's Shaanxi reports zero daily COVID-19 cases first time in 40 days Global Times 19 Jan 2022 -- Northwest China's Shaanxi Province reported zero daily COVID19 cases on Tuesday for the first time in 40 days since the epidemic resurgence on December 9, 2021.
- Too early to say COVID-19 pandemic comes to end: top U.S. expert People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- It is too early to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has come to an end, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said recently.
- China adopts faster mass testing for COVID-19 People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- Chinese health authorities have adopted faster-pooled tests for the coronavirus that allow professional labs to process 20 samples at a time.
- China's Shaanxi reports no new COVID-19 cases People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- China's Shaanxi Province saw no new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the first time no new local cases were reported in Shaanxi in over a month.
- China's Tianjin to launch 4th citywide nucleic acid testing People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- North China's Tianjin Municipality will launch the fourth round of citywide nucleic acid testing at 6 a.m. Thursday, said the municipal epidemic prevention and control headquarters.
- Chinese mainland's new local COVID-19 infections on the decrease People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- The Chinese mainland recorded 55 new locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections over the past day, a considerable drop compared with 127 newly reported a day earlier.
- China's Xi'an city reports new local COVID-19 case People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, reported one new locally transmitted COVID-19 case on Monday, local authorities said Tuesday.
- Beijing battles both Delta, Omicron ahead of Winter Olympics Global Times 19 Jan 2022 -- Beijing tightened anti-epidemic measures and urged all departments to fend off COVID-19 flare-ups in the city with all-round measures ahead of the Winter Olympics, after four COVID-19 infections, with both the Delta and Omicron variants, were detected in three days.
- Beijing reports two local COVID-19 cases, one person testing positive People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- Beijing reported two confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and one other person testing positive for COVID-19 from Monday to 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to local authorities.
- China's Shenzhen reports 1 new COVID-19 case among closed-loop hotel staff People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen reported on Tuesday one new COVID-19 case, who was found among the staff working in a hotel under closed-loop management, local authorities said.
- China takes down Tibetan prayer flags, hoists China's flag instead Radio Free Asia 19 Jan 2022 -- Authorities in China's Qinghai province are forcing Tibetan nomads to replace the prayer flags they set up near their camps with China's national emblem in what critics see as an example of the government's effort to wipe away Tibetan cultural and religious practices.
- China 'deeply shocked' as Slovenia's 'Trump' Janez Jansa plays Taiwan card for 'political gain' Global Times 19 Jan 2022 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it is "deeply shocked" and "strongly opposes" Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa's move to challenge the one-China principle, including dangerous rhetoric in support of Taiwan secessionism and his plan to establish a representative office on the island of Taiwan.
- Keywords mirror CPC's overall policy for resolving Taiwan question in new era People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- It has been 73 years since Taiwan and the Chinese mainland were separated in 1949, due to the civil war in China and the interference of foreign forces.
- UN Security Council has no plan on discussions of sanctions against N.Korea: Chinese FM Global Times 19 Jan 2022 -- The UN Security Council has no plans to discuss a draft resolution on sanctions against North Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday, calling on members of the Security Council to focus on advancing the political settlement process of the Peninsula issue.
- Mainland spokesperson refutes DPP authority's separatist propaganda People's Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Tuesday refuted the separatist propaganda relentlessly pushed by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority.
- China Fast Developing Space Capabilities Represent 'Pacing Challenge' for US, Pentagon Says Sputnik 19 Jan 2022 -- China and Russia are both developing space capabilities but the difference is the speed with which China is progressing and it represents a "pacing challenge" for the United States, US Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond said.
- Chinese engine-equipped J-20 fighter proves plateau ability Global Times 19 Jan 2022 -- Since China's J-20 stealth fighter jet switched to use domestically developed engines, the advanced warplane has proved its operability under extreme environments, including in regions at high altitude, under harsh cold weather and with high humidity and temperatures, a senior designer of the aircraft said on Wednesday.
- China, Russia, Iran to hold joint maritime exercise: report Global Times 19 Jan 2022 -- China, Russia and Iran will hold a maritime joint exercise, media reported on Tuesday, citing the Russian navy's Pacific Fleet, without releasing a specific time for the drill.
- General Li Zuocheng holds video talks with New Zealand Secretary of Defense PLA Daily 19 Jan 2022 -- General Li Zuocheng, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, had talks via video link with Andrew Bridgman, secretary of defense and chief executive of the Ministry of Defence of New Zealand on January 19. They had frank and in-depth exchange of views on regional security situation, bilateral state and military relations, as well as other issues of common concern.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on January 19, 2022 PRC MofA 19 Jan 2022
- Taiwan denies residency to Hong Kong applicants born in mainland China Radio Free Asia 19 Jan 2022 -- Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents have been emigrating to the democratic island of Taiwan since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) imposed a draconian national security law on the city in July 2020, ushering in a crackdown on public dissent and political opposition.
- Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung released from jail, told to stay silent Radio Free Asia 19 Jan 2022 -- Edward Leung, a prominent Hong Kong politician who advocated "separation" between the former British colony and mainland China, has been released at the end of a six-year jail term for "rioting" during 2016 unrest in Mong Kok.
- Hong Kong Independence Activist Released from Prison VOA 19 Jan 2022 -- Prominent Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung was released from jail Wednesday after serving a four year sentence for taking part in a 2016 protest.
- How China's National Security Law for Hong Kong Could Extend to Taiwan and Beyond VOA 19 Jan 2022 -- Analysts increasingly fear that Beijing's national security law, initially aimed at quelling dissent in Hong Kong, may be used to target people of any nationality or ethnicity who offend Chinese leaders.
- Top anti-corruption group meeting stresses zero tolerance for graft Global Times 19 Jan 2022 -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called for rigorous and unswerving efforts in further promoting full and strict Party governance and vowed zero tolerance on corruption at the 6th plenary session of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CPC) which opened in Beijing on Tuesday.
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