Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
05 April 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- 'Effective' mRNA vaccines approved for clinical trials, key to building immune barrier Global Times 05 Apr 2022 -- The research and development (R&D) of more COVID-19 vaccines with good protection rates is key for China to further build up an effective immune barrier, which is also seen as a must for future adjustment of anti-epidemic measures, Chinese immunologists said on Tuesday, after two home-grown vaccines based on mRNA technology were approved for clinical trials.
- Shanghai registers largest-ever daily increase of COVID-19 cases, bringing total number of infections to 73,000 Global Times 05 Apr 2022 -- Shanghai saw the largest-ever daily increase of positive infections after organizing all its 25 million residents take nucleic acid testing on Monday, bringing the accumulated number of COVID-19 infections to 73,000 since March.
- Shanghai's temporary hospitals expected to accommodate over 70,000 patients People's Daily 05 Apr 2022 -- Approximately 47,700 beds have been set up in a number of newly built temporary hospitals in Shanghai, with another 30,000 being readied, as the city is sparing no effort to contain its latest resurgence of COVID-19.
- Shanghai's COVID-19 testing capacity reaches 4 mln tubes daily People's Daily 05 Apr 2022 -- The maximum daily nucleic acid testing capacity in Shanghai has reached 4 million tubes, with the strong support of the central government and medical teams from other parts of China, the municipal government said Tuesday.
- 'Extremely grim': Shanghai extends COVID-19 lockdown as new infections surge Press TV 05 Apr 2022 -- China on Tuesday extended restrictions on transportation in Shanghai after a day of intensive testing in the country's financial hub saw new cases surge to more than 13,000.
- Shanghai builds on experience from Wuhan in toughest COVID-19 fight since 2020 Global Times 05 Apr 2022 -- With 38,000-plus-member medical support teams from 15 Chinese regions rushing into the city, Shanghai has stepped up efforts in the most arduous battle against one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks since Wuhan, where the virus was first detected in late 2019, with lessons and improvements over past two years.
- Beijing recommends caution in receiving goods from epidemic-rampant countries after 8 cases were linked to a S.Korean store Global Times 05 Apr 2022 -- Beijing Municipal Health Commission suggested residents being cautious in receiving goods from counties and regions where COVID-19 epidemic is rampant, as the capital reported eight local cases linked to a South Korean imported clothes store.
- Shanghai reports more than 13,000 new positive COVID-19 cases Monday, exceeding 10,000 for the first time Global Times 05 Apr 2022 -- The number of new daily positive COVID-19 cases in Shanghai exceeded 10,000 for the first time on Monday, reaching 13,354. More than 73,000 positive cases are reported during the latest flare-up in the city: Shanghai health authorities.
- Chinese mainland reports 1,173 new local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 05 Apr 2022 -- The Chinese mainland reported 1,173 new locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections on Monday, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Shanghai screens over 24 mln residents for COVID-19 in one day People's Daily 05 Apr 2022 -- Shanghai on Monday finished the basic collection of samples for nucleic acid testing from its over 24 million residents in the city's latest effort to cut off transmission in communities and contain the latest COVID-19 resurgence, local authorities said on Monday night.
- China hopes Ukraine as gate to Europe can lead to peace, China-Europe cooperation, Wang Yi says to Ukrainian FM in phone call Global Times 05 Apr 2022 -- The basic stance of China on the Ukraine issue is to facilitate dialogue to promote peace, China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in a phone call on Monday at the invitation of the latter.
- China sincerely wants peace in Ukraine: FM People's Daily 05 Apr 2022 -- China hopes Russia and Ukraine would stick to peace talks until a ceasefire agreement is reached and the only thing that China wants is peace in Ukraine, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday.
- PLA Air Force's JL-10 trainer jet drops 500kg bombs in training exercise for the first time Global Times 05 Apr 2022 -- The JL-10 advanced trainer jet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, known as the L-15 on its export version, for the first time dropped 500-kilogram aviation bombs at a PLA Air Force academy in a training exercise, displaying the PLA Air Force's training plan for cadets to master ground attack and bombing early in their training program and the aircraft's outstanding capabilities, analysts said on Tuesday.
- China's new military helicopter with innovative design makes 1st flight Global Times 05 Apr 2022 -- China's top helicopter makers recently announced that a new type of helicopter with an innovative design has successfully completed its maiden flight, and this prototype chopper will lead to the development of the next-generation, high-performance helicopter for the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).
- Analysts: Chinese Navy to Grow Through 2050, With Emphasis on Hardware VOA 05 Apr 2022 -- China's navy will strengthen through 2050, analysts say, as the military power expands a key shipyard, steps up coordination and pursues a security deal with a South Pacific ally.
- Special Representative for the DPRK Kim's Meeting with the People's Republic of China (PRC) Special Representative Liu US Dept. of State 05 Apr 2022
- Two more Uyghurs detained in Saudi Arabia face risk of deportation to China Radio Free Asia 05 Apr 2022 -- Two more Uyghurs â€” a mother and her daughter â€” are in danger of being deported from Saudi Arabia back to China, where they could face severe punishment at the hands of authorities there, an international human rights group said.
- Survey: Indonesians' view of China worsens compared with 11 years ago Radio Free Asia 05 Apr 2022 -- Indonesians' views on China have worsened since 2011 but they're not too fond of the West either, according to the results of a new poll released by an independent Australian think-tank Tuesday.
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