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29 May 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- China's 'White Guards' gain reputation for brutal enforcement of Shanghai lockdown Radio Free Asia 29 May 2022 -- Police officers, neighborhood committee members and community volunteers dressed in head-to-toe white PPE have been a ubiquitous feature of China's zero-COVID policy, often shown on social media video uploads surrounding people, beating and dragging them away, or knocking on their door to put pressure on them to submit to a PCR test, to leave home for an isolation camp.
- Beijing reopens shopping malls, cinemas, gyms after month-long tough battle against Omicron Global Times 29 May 2022 -- Beijing residents embrace a joyful Sunday in newly reopened shopping malls, cinemas, gyms in areas with no new COVID-19 cases, a major step toward normalcy, after a month-long closure due to the tough battle against Omicron.
- Beijing, Shanghai walk out of shadow of Omicron Global Times 29 May 2022 -- Beijing and Shanghai, China's two megacities, are gradually walking out of the shadow of Omicron outbreaks, providing valuable experiences for the country in carrying out the dynamic zero-COVID strategy that once again proves to be the most effective approach in containing the highly contagious virus at the minimum costs to the economy and people's life.
- First infection of Omicron BA.5 reported in the Chinese mainland Global Times 29 May 2022 -- The Chinese mainland has reported its first infection of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron BA.5 subvariant, according to a weekly report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The patient, who received four doses of COVID-19 vaccine, was diagnosed with the virus after arriving in Shanghai from Uganda in late April.
- Negative test results within 72 hours required at public venues, public transportation in Shanghai as city speeds up business resumption Global Times 29 May 2022 -- Negative results for nucleic acid tests obtained within 72 hours will be required to enter public venues and taking public transportation in Shanghai from Wednesday, as announced by the local authority on Sunday, to consolidate the achievements of epidemic prevention efforts and to speed up production and work resumption.
- One dismissed, three punished in Beijing for delayed emergency rescue that caused sudden death of a patient Global Times 29 May 2022 -- Beijing's Shunyi district has dismissed one official and punished three others for the delayed emergency rescue of a man suffering from heart attack during the epidemic that eventually caused the sudden death of the patient, according to a notice issued by the district on Sunday.
- Beijing reports 14 confirmed, 7 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 29 May 2022 -- Beijing reported 14 new confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and seven local asymptomatic cases on Saturday, the Beijing municipal health commission said Sunday.
- Hong Kong keeps tracing COVID-19 through sewage surveillance People's Daily 29 May 2022 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Saturday that the COVID-19 virus continues to be detected in sewage samples from different areas in Hong Kong, indicating that there may be hidden cases in these areas.
- Shanghai reports 29 confirmed, 93 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 29 May 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported 29 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 93 local asymptomatic cases on Saturday, the municipal health commission said Sunday.
- China keeps close eye on US dual carrier drills after PLA exercises Global Times 29 May 2022 -- The US Navy reportedly conducted dual aircraft carrier exercises on Saturday and Sunday to the southeast of Okinawa, not far from the location where the Liaoning aircraft carrier group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy just wrapped up its three-week-long drills.
- China's J-16 fighter jets deployed in latest joint strategic patrol with Russia Global Times 29 May 2022 -- In the first such move, China's state broadcaster revealed on Sunday that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force deployed fighter jets as escorts for Chinese and Russian bombers during last week's regular joint aerial strategic patrol in the Asia-Pacific region by the two major powers, with experts saying more advanced fighter jets like China's J-20 and Russia's Su-57 could join the patrol next time.
- US has serious misconceptions in its views on world, China and China-US ties: Wang Yi on Blinken's 'China policy' speech Global Times 29 May 2022 -- In response to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's speech on US' China policy, which called Beijing the "most serious long-term challenge" to the international order, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi who is still in a trip to Pacific island countries said Saturday that the US has serious misconceptions in its views about the world, China and China-US relations and stressed that China will never yield to blackmail or coercion.
- Chinese FM visits Fiji; Pacific Island countries 'won't be used by anyone to become frontlines of great power competition' Global Times 29 May 2022 -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi continued his significant diplomatic activities among the Pacific Island countries (PICs,) and he arrived in Fiji on Sunday in the latest leg of his tour.
- Wang's visit to Kiribati shows devt opportunities, injects firmness to one-China principle Global Times 28 May 2022 -- China and Kiribati underscored the remarkable achievements of bilateral cooperation in improving livelihood and economy of Kiribati since the two resumed ties in 2019, during Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to the South Pacific nation on Friday, vowing to further enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, COVID-19, and building Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) amid the US and Australia's intensified demonization of China's role in the region.
- Xinjiang visit 'unsupervised' and 'open,' UN human rights chief says as she wraps up China trip Global Times 29 May 2022 -- By stressing her trip is not an investigation, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet ended her six-day visit in China and its Xinjiang region with a statement on Saturday night and said her mission had wide and open discussions with people from different sectors in the region, including prisoners and former trainees of vocational education and training centers and all these meetings were organized by her delegation.
- UN human rights chief wraps up China visit after wide interactions with all sectors Global Times 29 May 2022 -- UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has wrapped up her six-day visit in China, including its Xinjiang region, but her statement that showcased her team's wide interactions with people from different sectors in China and progress in facilitating future exchanges between Beijing and Geneva seemed to have disappointed the US. Meanwhile, anti-China forces attempting to use the visit to nail the allegation of "genocide" on China are now trying to deny Bachelet's visit and attacking China for "manipulating" her trip for propaganda.
- CNOOC delivers China's first LNG-powered intelligent marine patrol ships Global Times 29 May 2022 -- China's first order of liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered intelligent marine patrol ships were delivered on Saturday in Qidong City, East China's Jiangsu Province, marking that the design and construction capability of the country's green and intelligent offshore vessels has reached an international first-class level.
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