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07 May 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Shanghai postpones high school, college entrance exams amid epidemic Global Times 07 May 2022 -- Shanghai has decided to postpone local high school and college entrance exams for about one month to July 11-12 and July 7-9 respectively, as the city enters a vital phase in its fight against the COVID-19 epidemic amid a declining tendency that has lasted for about two weeks.
- Chinese mainland reports 345 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 253 in Shanghai People's Daily 07 May 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 345 local confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 253 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Saturday.
- 1,878 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 07 May 2022 -- A total of 1,878 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Friday, the National Health Commission said in its Saturday report.
- Over 1.25 bln Chinese fully vaccinated against COVID-19: official People's Daily 07 May 2022 -- More than 1.25 billion Chinese have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of Thursday, accounting for 88.74 percent of the country's total population, a Chinese health official said Friday.
- Epidemic situation in China turning for the better: expert People's Daily 07 May 2022 -- The current situation of the COVID-19 epidemic in China is taking a turn for the better, said an official with the National Health Commission (NHC) Friday.
- Chinese health official stresses importance of speed in fighting Omicron People's Daily 07 May 2022 -- A Chinese health official on Friday said the country has entered a new phase in its COVID-19 response, characterized by swift response measures and early intervention to cope with the highly contagious and elusive Omicron variant.
- Shanghai reports 253 confirmed, 3,961 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 07 May 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported 253 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 3,961 local asymptomatic cases on Friday, the municipal health commission said Saturday.
- It is absurd to blame China for Russia-Ukraine conflict: Chinese vice FM People's Daily 07 May 2022 -- The accusations on China of taking responsibilities for the Ukraine crisis is absurd, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said Friday.
- 'Deeply Concerned' About Security Deal With China, Australian FM Tells Solomon Islands Counterpart Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- The meeting between the two foreign ministers came after Australian and Chinese officials held virtual consultations on 6 May, as per an Australian release. Canberra says that it raised "serious concerns" about the Sino-Solomon Islands' security pact and the "lack of transparency" around it during the online meeting.
- US-China Policy Takes Shape Ahead of Meetings with Asian Leaders VOA 07 May 2022 -- The United States plans to more fully outline its policy toward China ahead of a series of high-profile meetings with Asian leaders, and the first in-person meeting between U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs in June.
- Ukraine, China, Trade Set to Dominate US-ASEAN Summit Agenda VOA 07 May 2022 -- Trade relations, regional security and the Russian invasion of Ukraine will top the agenda when U.S. President Joe Biden hosts the leaders of member countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, at a conference May 12-13.
- Naval task groups carry out combat training exercises PLA Daily 07 May 2022 -- Several ship formations of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy carried out high-intensity combat training exercises in waters of the Yellow Sea, East China Sea, and South China Sea respectively, in a bid to test the coordination among vessels.
- Hong Kong's intrepid press corps battle dislocation, nostalgia and unemployment Radio Free Asia 07 May 2022 -- Former members of Hong Kong's once-free press corps are launching their own media outlets aimed at covering the city from overseas, from a pro-democracy point of view.
- Former official at China's top court sentenced to 14 years in prison for taking bribes, illegally obtaining national secrets Global Times 07 May 2022 -- Wang Linqing, a former assistant judge at the Supreme People's Court, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and a fine of 1 million yuan ($150,000) for the crimes of taking bribes and illegally obtaining national secrets, which had an adverse social impact, a court in Beijing announced on Saturday.
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