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02 June 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Public places in Beijing to set up COVID reporting mechanism, eat-in dining to remain suspended during Dragon Boat Festival Global Times 02 Jun 2022 -- Hotels, scenic spots, shopping malls in Beijing were told to establish a COVID-19 reporting mechanism during the Dragon Boat Festival to guard against a COVID-19 resurgence in the capital after month-long tough battle against Omicron.
- China sees less than 100 daily new local COVID-19 cases for 3 days: official People's Daily 02 Jun 2022 -- The number of daily locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic carriers reported on the Chinese mainland has been below 100 for the past three days, an official said Thursday.
- Beijing reports 11 confirmed, 3 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 02 Jun 2022 -- Beijing reported 11 new confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and three local asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, the Beijing municipal health commission said Thursday.
- Shanghai reports 5 confirmed, 8 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 02 Jun 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported five confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and eight local asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.
- Beijing adds two more COVID-19 cases from community screening People's Daily 02 Jun 2022 -- Beijing reported seven locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as of 3 p.m., including five among those quarantined for observation and two from community screening, an official told a press conference.
- Macao eases travel requirements for mainland visitors Global Times 02 Jun 2022 -- The Macao Special Administrative Region will ease travel requirements for visitors from the Chinese mainland starting on Thursday, extending the valid period of negative COVID-19 test results from 72 hours to 7 days for visitors entering through Zhuhai port of entry in South China's Guangdong Province.
- Cambodia, China ink deal to build COVID-19 vaccine filling factory in Cambodia People's Daily 02 Jun 2022 -- Cambodia and China on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the construction of a COVID-19 vaccine filling and packaging factory in Cambodia.
- CCG vessels patrol territorial waters surrounding Diaoyu Islands PLA Daily 02 Jun 2022 -- The China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, led by Vessel 2301, patrolled within China's territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Thursday, according to a statement released by the CCG's official Weibo account on June 2, 2022.
- Nearly 90% of Taiwanese opposed to China's political suppression: poll CNA 02 Jun 2022 -- Nearly 90 percent of Taiwanese are against China's long-term suppression of Taiwan in the international arena as a means of forcing Taiwan into its "one-China" political framework, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Thursday, citing a recent survey.
- China 'firmly' opposes US-Taiwan trade initiative Press TV 02 Jun 2022 -- China says it is "firmly" opposed to the launch of a joint trade initiative between the US and Chinese Taipei that bypasses Beijing.
- China to Conduct Military Exercises Off Taiwan With Worst-Case Scenario in Mind, Report Says Sputnik 02 Jun 2022 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct more military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, keeping in mind the worst-case scenarios due to rising tensions with Japan and the United States, the Global Times newspaper reported, citing a Chinese military expert.
- PRC Reportedly Threatens to Downgrade Israel Ties Over Paper's Interview With Taiwan's Top Diplomat Sputnik 02 Jun 2022 -- The spat began Monday following The Jerusalem Post's publication of an invective-filled interview with Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, in which the diplomat warned Tel Aviv that it couldn't "trust" Beijing, and claimed that the People's Republic was preparing to invade Taiwan.
- China kicks off construction of most advanced large unmanned ship Global Times 02 Jun 2022 -- China has started to build the country's most advanced large unmanned ship, the vessel's manufacturer announced on Wednesday.
- Canada protests after aircraft 'buzzed' by Chinese jets Radio Free Asia 02 Jun 2022 -- China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) fighter jets have repeatedly "buzzed" a Canadian reconnaissance aircraft on a U.N. mission in East Asia, with over two dozen intercepts deemed dangerous, a media outlet in Canada reported.
- Chinese Jet Pilots Reportedly Giving Canadian Recon Plane Middle Finger During Intercepts Near DPRK Sputnik 02 Jun 2022 -- Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Lockheed CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft engage in regular patrols near North Korea, with their mission, dubbed 'Operation NEON', meant to support the enforcement of UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang. The US, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Australia and New Zealand are also involved.
- US report on international religious freedom cites genocides in China and Myanmar Radio Free Asia 02 Jun 2022 -- China and Myanmar feature prominently in the U.S.'s latest report on global restrictions on religious rights and practices, which singles out the two countries for their repression of mostly Muslim Uyghurs and Rohingya.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on June 2, 2022 PRC MofA 02 Jun 2022
- Chinese Foreign Ministry hits back at Blinken, urging US to focus on own domestic problems Global Times 02 Jun 2022 -- In response to the latest remarks by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken who sees China posing great challenges to the so-called rule-based international order, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson refuted those claims and urged the US to reflect on what the international order that people want rather than a US-led hegemony and groundless containment of other countries' legitimate rights.
- Chinese FM criticizes US 'invest, align, compete strategy' Global Times 02 Jun 2022 -- China's Foreign Ministry slammed the US plan to counter China, saying the so-called "invest, align, compete" approach outlined in a recent speech by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is just a replica of the previous so-called "competition, confrontation and cooperation" strategy.
- China urges U.S. to practice mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, win-win cooperation People's Daily 02 Jun 2022 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday urged the United States to truly practice the principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation.
- China's End Game for South Pacific and Why it Matters Now VOA 02 Jun 2022 -- China is trying to win deals in the South Pacific this week and roll back traditional Western influence, experts say, as the foreign minister continues a 10-day visit to the region.
- Updated: Wang Yi to arrive in Papua New Guinea; wide range of bilateral cooperation expected Global Times 02 Jun 2022 -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to arrive in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Thursday, the last leg of his trip to the South Pacific island nations, after achieving positive results with other island countries.
- What we do in Pacific Islands is building road and bridge, not increasing military presence: Chinese Foreign Minister Global Times 02 Jun 2022 -- Nearly half a century of exchanges between China and the Pacific Island countries have proven that the exchanges have not and will not affect regional security and stability in the future, we focus on economic development and care about the improvement of people's standard of living, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his counterpart from Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) via video link on Thursday.
- China-Japan ties at a crucial crossroads; Tokyo's handling of Taiwan question serious obstacle to bilateral relations: Chinese envoy Global Times 02 Jun 2022 -- Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuanyou said on Wednesday that the relations between China and Japan are at a crucial crossroads, as Japan, in an apparent collaboration with the US, is increasingly considering China a strategic threat. The envoy urged Japan not to cross the red line on the Taiwan question, warning a "destructive impact" on bilateral ties if the situation is not handled properly, at a conference organized by one of the Japanese associations that are friendly to China, to commemorate the 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and Japan, on Wednesday.
- China Foreign Ministry: Confrontational moves at IAEA undermine Iran cooperation with agency Press TV 02 Jun 2022 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry has warned against undermining the existing cooperation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) through "confrontational moves" against the Islamic Republic during the upcoming meeting of the Agency's Board of Governors.
- In Hong Kong, Authorities Ban Tiananmen Square Vigil for 3rd Year VOA 02 Jun 2022 -- Hong Kong's vast Victoria Park, which for decades has hosted a candlelight vigil to remember China's 1989 Tiananmen massacre, is expected to be largely crowd-free on Saturday as the far-reaching national security law limits how Hong Kongers can commemorate the bloody crackdown in Beijing.
- US Prepares to Block Most Imports Tied to China's Xinjiang Province VOA 02 Jun 2022 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry reacted angrily on Thursday to the announcement that, later this month, the Biden administration will begin enforcing a new law barring products made with forced labor in China's Xinjiang province from being imported to the United States.
- Interview: Ambassador-at-large Hussain 'Concerned' by Delay in UN Uyghur Report VOA 02 Jun 2022 -- The U.S. State Department on Thursday released its annual report to Congress on international religious freedom, singling out China, Russia, Myanmar, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and others for grievous violations.
- China fires policy ammunition to support economic stabilization, with more intensive central govt meetings Global Times 02 Jun 2022 -- As the Chinese economy has been facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of geopolitical tensions and the domestic Omicron resurgence, the State Council and a slew of ministries under the country's cabinet have convened key economy-stimulating meetings more frequently with intensive supportive policies since late March, with a barrage of central government meetings focusing on economic stabilization and recovery.
- Democracy in China won't come without a 'huge crisis' for ruling party: analysts Radio Free Asia 02 Jun 2022 -- Democracy is unlikely to come to China unless a number of circumstances fall into place at just the right time under the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), exiled dissidents told RFA ahead of the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre.
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