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21 May 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Shopping malls suspended, work-from-home order imposed ... Beijing further escalates restriction as COVID situation remains uncertain Global Times 21 May 2022 -- Suspending shopping malls, indoor entertainment facilities and scenic spots, and imposing work-from-home orders...Beijing further escalated its COVID-19 restrictions across five districts as the domestically-transmitted COVID-19 situation remains uncertain.
- Beijing reports 58 confirmed, 12 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 21 May 2022 -- Beijing reported 58 new confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 12 local asymptomatic cases on Friday, the Beijing municipal health commission said Saturday.
- First Case of Omicron BA.4 Variant Detected in Philippines Sputnik 21 May 2022 -- The subvariant of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus dubbed BA.4 has been detected in the Philippines for the first time in a citizen who returned from the Middle East, the Department of Health said on Saturday.
- Shanghai reports 84 confirmed, 784 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 21 May 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported 84 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 784 local asymptomatic cases on Friday, the municipal health commission said Saturday.
- Beijing extends COVID control measures amid local outbreak People's Daily 21 May 2022 -- Beijing will maintain strict and tight COVID-19 control measures as hidden community-level transmission has been discovered through recent screenings, a municipal official said at a press briefing Friday.
- China launches three low-orbit communication test satellites People's Daily 21 May 2022 -- China successfully sent three low-orbit communication test satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China Friday.
- Observe One-China principle: FM comments on Taiwan authorities' failure to be invited to WHA Global Times 21 May 2022 -- The One-China principle is the shared belief of the international community and is the trend of the times, the Chinese foreign ministry said after the local Taiwan authorities expressed "pity" for not being invited to the World Health Assembly (WHA).
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Remarks on International Community's Wide Support for China's Position on Taiwan-related Issues at WHA PRC MofA 21 May 2022
- Montenegro's $1 Billion Highway Faces Uncertain Future After Years Of Delays RFE/RL 21 May 2022 -- Eight years after the contract was first signed, the initial section of a controversial highway project in Montenegro paid for by a massive $1 billion Chinese loan is nearing completion -- but it still faces lingering questions about its future.
- China's State Council appoints John Lee as HKSAR chief executive People's Daily 21 May 2022 -- The State Council, China's cabinet, decided at a meeting Friday to appoint John Lee as the sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
- Liaison office of central gov't congratulates John Lee on HKSAR chief executive appointment People's Daily 21 May 2022 -- The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday extended congratulations to John Lee on his appointment by the central government as the HKSAR's sixth-term chief executive.
- HK, Macao affairs office of State Council congratulates John Lee's appointment as new HKSAR chief People's Daily 21 May 2022 -- A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on Friday expressed sincere congratulation to John Lee after he was appointed by the central government as the sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
- Real estate rejuvenation may lead China's economy back to normalcy Global Times 21 May 2022 -- Burdened by a resurgence of coronavirus in Shanghai, Beijing and a few other large cities, China's economy in April reversed its growth trend and slowed down as stricter pandemic control measures, such as the lockdown in Shanghai, seriously battering economic activities. To upend the downward trend of the economy, the government is taking action.
- China will unswervingly open wider to outside world: Premier Li Global Times 21 May 2022 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday reiterated that China's resolve to open up to the outside world will not change, and that China will continue to build itself into a big market and a hot destination for foreign investment.
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