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26 February 2022 - China Special Weapons News

  • Omicron infections peak four times higher than other variants, highlights necessity of booster shots, mixed inoculation Global Times 26 Feb 2022 -- The weekly COVID-19 symptomatic infections peaked at 24 million globally, four times higher than other variants, showing extremely high contagiousness, an expert from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday, noting that current vaccines mainly aim to reduce critical patients and deaths to ensure the proper functioning of medical system.
  • Chinese mainland reports 93 new local COVID-19 cases Friday People's Daily 26 Feb 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 93 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
  • 3.11 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland People's Daily 26 Feb 2022 -- The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on the Chinese mainland had totaled nearly 3.11 billion by Thursday, up about 6.53 million over the day before, data from the National Health Commission showed Friday.
  • China participates in Cobra Gold 2022 HADR exercise PLA Daily 26 Feb 2022 -- The Cobra Gold 2022 humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise was held in Thailand from February 18 to 20. The Chinese military sent a 10-member team to attend via video link the HADR table top exercise (HADR-TTX) under the theme of international disaster response and civil-military coordination in the context of epidemic situation. The participants from different countries also exchanged views on the early warning mechanism for disaster relief.
  • Self-immolation attempt at Tibet's Potala Palace thwarted by Chinese police Radio Free Asia 26 Feb 2022 -- A Tibetan shouted slogans and attempted to self-immolate in an apparent protest in front of the iconic Potala Palace in the Tibet regional capital Lhasa this week but was thwarted by Chinese police, sources in the region and in India told RFA Saturday.
  • China calls on UN actions to be conducive to defusing Ukraine crisis amid public rejection of escalation, 'not to Ukraine' Global Times 26 Feb 2022 -- China expressed deep concerns about the latest developments in Ukraine and stressed that faced with a very complex and sensitive situation, the UN Security Council should make a necessary response but the response should also be extremely cautious as any action should be truly conducive to defusing the crisis, rather than adding fuel to the fire, Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations said, explaining why China abstained from voting on a relevant draft resolution.
  • Xi: China ready to develop cooperation with North Korea under 'new situation' Press TV 26 Feb 2022 -- China's President Xi Jinping has underlined the significance of Beijing's cooperation with Pyongyang in a message to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, the North's state KCNA news agency reported.

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