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10 May 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- WHO Chief: China's Zero-Tolerance COVID-19 Policy Not Sustainable VOA 10 May 2022 -- Following China's announcement that it would tighten restrictions in Shanghai to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the head of the World Health Organization on Tuesday said the country's zero-tolerance policy is not sustainable.
- Chinese vice premier reiterates dynamic zero-COVID policy People's Daily 10 May 2022 -- Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Monday reiterated the country's adherence to the dynamic zero-COVID policy and called for efforts to consolidate hard-won achievements in fighting COVID-19.
- Chinese mainland reports 349 new local COVID-19 cases, 234 in Shanghai People's Daily 10 May 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 349 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, of which 234 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.
- 1,019 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland People's Daily 10 May 2022 -- A total of 1,019 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Monday, the National Health Commission said in its Tuesday report.
- China adheres to zero-COVID policy, minimizes epidemic's impact on economy People's Daily 10 May 2022 -- Amid the fight against the outbreaks of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, China is striving to accelerate the resumption of work and production to stabilize the economy.
- Beijing reports 50 new local COVID-19 infections People's Daily 10 May 2022 -- Beijing reported 50 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections between 3 p.m. Sunday and 3 p.m. Monday, local authorities said.
- Struggling businesses ready to welcome tourists again as Laos reopens Radio Free Asia 10 May 2022 -- Laos fully reopened its borders to foreign visitors Monday after more than two years of coronavirus restrictions, a move applauded by business owners who rely on tourism to the landlocked Southeast Asian nation.
- Imagery shows China still building on Subi Reef in South China Sea Radio Free Asia 10 May 2022 -- Recent satellite imagery shows that China is continuing to actively develop its facilities on the disputed Subi Reef in the South China Sea, two months after a top U.S. commander said Beijing had "fully militarized" it.
- Taiwan Strait status quo a top issue in Europe-U.S. talks: American official CNA 10 May 2022 -- There has been an "unprecedented" level of dialogue recently between the United States and European countries on Indo-Pacific issues, including discussions about the "critical" importance of maintaining the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, White House Indo-Pacific policy coordinator Kurt Campbell said Monday.
- U.S. cuts 'does not support independence' line from Taiwan fact sheet CNA 10 May 2022 -- A fact sheet on Taiwan-U.S. relations posted on the United States Department of State website recently removed previous statements saying that Washington acknowledged Beijing's "one China" position and did not support Taiwanese independence.
- China censures US for changing Taiwan wording Press TV 10 May 2022 -- China's Foreign Ministry has strongly denounced the United States for changing the wording about Chinese Taipei, saying desperate attempts for "political manipulation" will not succeed in changing the status quo of the sensitive Taiwan Strait.
- Beijing Accuses US of Trying to 'Write Off' One China Principle With Taiwan Relations Website Change Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- The US has used Russia's special operation in Ukraine to spread fears in Taiwan of an imminent Chinese invasion, encouraging Taipei to buy even more US weapons after penning one deal after another in recent years, totaling several billion dollars. The autonomous island figures centrally in the US' anti-China strategy.
- Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft delivers supplies to Tiangong in 1st of six China Space Station construction missions Global Times 10 May 2022 -- With a mission to ferry supplies for the upcoming Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission and materials for the in-orbit assembly of the Tiangong China Space Station, the Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft successfully carried out an automatic and fast rendezvous and docking with the orbital space station combination on Tuesday morning, some seven hours after its launch.
- China's cargo craft docks with space station combination PLA Daily 10 May 2022 -- China's cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-4, carrying supplies for the upcoming Shenzhou-14 crewed mission, successfully docked with the combination of the space station core module Tianhe and the Tianzhou-3 cargo craft on Tuesday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
- China launches Tianzhou-4 cargo resupply mission to help build space station Global Times 10 May 2022 -- Tasked to ferry supplies for the following Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission and materials for the in-orbit assembly of China Space Station, Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft riding atop the Long March-7 Y5 carrier rocket took off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in South China's tropical island province of Hainan on Tuesday early morning around 1:56 am.
- Satellite images fuel speculation of new class of Chinese submarine Press TV 10 May 2022 -- Rare satellite images of a vessel in a Chinese shipyard have prompted military analysts to speculate that it could be a new or upgraded class of a nuclear-powered attack submarine.
- Interview: What China Is Learning From Putin's Invasion Of Ukraine RFE/RL 10 May 2022 -- Since its February 24 invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has grappled with severe sanctions on its economy and a flood of Western political and military aid to Kyiv that caught the Kremlin off-guard.
- China Reportedly Applying 'Interesting Lessons' From Russia's Special Op in Ukraine to Taiwan Issue Sputnik 10 May 2022 -- The US claims to be committed to Taiwan's defense despite its refusal to recognize the island as independent from China's mainland. However, lessons learned from the current Ukraine crisis and the US support for Kiev have allegedly provided significant takeaways for how Washington may engage Taipei in case of conflict with China.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on May 10, 2022 PRC MofA 10 May 2022
- Ukraine war could result in bigger, lasting threat: China's Xi to France's Macron Press TV 10 May 2022 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping warns that the Ukraine crisis could result in a bigger and more lasting threat to global peace, as the war grinds through its third month.
- Xi, Macron speak on phone, agree related parties should support Russia-Ukraine peace talks Global Times 10 May 2022 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, as both sides agreed that related parties should support Russia and Ukraine to resume peace through negotiations.
- President Xi Jinping Speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Phone PRC MofA 10 May 2022 -- President Xi Jinping spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron on the phone on the afternoon of 10â€‚May.
- Will Top Vote-getting Philippine Presidential Candidate Back China Over US? Maybe VOA 10 May 2022 -- Leading Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will try to get along with China without losing the support of the United States, analysts say, although the presumed winner has provided few policy details.
- Marcos wins Philippine elections in landslide; analysts say close China ties to remain Global Times 10 May 2022 -- Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., son of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, won by a landslide in the Philippines' presidential election on Tuesday over his rival, current Vice President Leni Robredo.
- Philippines' Marcos Jr. will likely seek closer ties with Beijing: analysts Radio Free Asia 10 May 2022 -- Ferdinand Marcos Jr., will likely seek to turn the Philippines into an ally of China, despite lingering anti-Beijing sentiment, analysts said on Tuesday following his landslide election victory.
- Chinese border police 'clipping' passports of citizens as they arrive back home Radio Free Asia 10 May 2022 -- Border police in Guangzhou have stepped up controls on incoming Chinese citizens, questioning them about their overseas activities and confiscating passports, amid ongoing controls on people leaving the country.
- China's fishing activities in Pacific 'new target' under US' hegemonic strategy Global Times 10 May 2022 -- After failing to sway the Solomon Islands on the security cooperation with China, the US has turned to a new target, China's fishing activities.
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