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27 June 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Chinese company faces hefty bill to quarantine 300 North Korean workers Radio Free Asia 27 Jun 2022 -- A clothing company in China must pay U.S. $1,500 to quarantine each of its 300 North Korean workers after some of them tested positive for COVID-19, sources in China told RFA.
- Beijing schools resume in-person classes, 2 months after resurgence of virus Global Times 27 Jun 2022 -- Early on Monday morning, Beijing's primary and middle school students who have been staying at home taking online classes for nearly two months due to the resurgence of COVID-19, returned to campus in light drizzle following strict epidemic prevention and control measures. Health experts said the school resumption, around 20 days before the summer holidays, can serve as a test for regular epidemic measures, and some measures may be adjusted under the dynamic zero-COVID-19 policy to better prevent outbreaks on campus.
- Flu spreads rapidly in southern China, possibly linked to COVID-19 controls: experts Global Times 27 Jun 2022 -- The positive rate of the influenza viruses dominated by the influenza A (H3N2) subtype in southern China has continued to rise, with some regions seeing a spike in cases surpassing that of winter, according to data released by the Chinese National Influenza Center (CNIC).
- Chinese mainland reports 5 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 27 Jun 2022 -- The Chinese mainland Sunday reported five locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, three of which were in Beijing and two in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Monday.
- Beijing reports 2 new local COVID-19 infections People's Daily 27 Jun 2022 -- Beijing reported two new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections during the first 15 hours of Sunday, according to local authorities.
- Shanghai reports two asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 27 Jun 2022 -- Shanghai reported two local asymptomatic COVID-19 infections between midnight and 5 p.m. Sunday, the municipal health commission said at a press conference.
- Hong Kong to distribute 190,000 RAT kits following sewage COVID-19 detection People's Daily 27 Jun 2022 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Sunday that it will distribute around 190,000 sets of COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits as part of a follow-up on the recent detection of the COVID-19 virus in sewage samples.
- Tibetan convention calls on governments to help resolve Tibet issue with China Radio Free Asia 27 Jun 2022 -- Participants at an international meeting on Tibet called on governments to do more to advance the rights of Tibetans who face repression at the hands of the Chinese government.
- Taiwan regional personnel degrade themselves, follow Tuvalu delegation in attempt to attend UN ocean conference, only bringing disgrace: Chinese FM Global Times 27 Jun 2022 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry condemned some personnel of the island of Taiwan who degraded themselves and were willing to become followers of another country in an attempt to attend the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference, saying they can only bring disgrace on themselves.
- Controversial Confucius Institutes Returning to U.S. Schools Under New Name VOA 27 Jun 2022 -- Confucius Institutes, the controversial Beijing-backed language and cultural learning centers â€” most of which were closed throughout the United States after being designated a foreign mission by the State Department â€” are rebranding and reopening, according to a report by the National Association of Scholars.
- Japan announces ill-intended ambition to hike military spending at G7 summit Global Times 27 Jun 2022 -- Japan will fundamentally bolster its defense in five years with a substantial increase in military spending, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Sunday during the Group of Seven summit in Germany, following the country's high-profile drills with the US and Australia and prior to participation in the US-led large-scale Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC).
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on June 27, 2022 PRC MofA 27 Jun 2022
- US, Chinese Leaders Expected to Talk in Coming Weeks VOA 27 Jun 2022 -- U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will "engage over the course of the next few weeks" but not immediately after the G-7 summit, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Monday.
- Exclusive: Hong Kong still faces threats, to push Article 23 legislation for national security: Secretary of Security Global Times 27 Jun 2022
- Forced labor exists in US, not China: Chinese FM Global Times 27 Jun 2022 -- There is forced labor in the US, not in China, Zhao Lijian, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at a press conference on Monday, noting that the US has repeatedly hyped up the outrageous lie about so-called forced labor in Xinjiang and tried to create "forced unemployment," which reflects the guilt of the US itself.
- Largest China-aided hydropower station put into operation in Burundi Global Times 27 Jun 2022 -- The last unit of the Huzibazi hydropower station in Burundi has completed a 72-hour trial operation, the Global Times learned Sunday from its designer, Chengdu Engineering Corporation under PowerChina, noting that the largest China-aided hydropower station was put into operation and will increase Burundi's power supply by about a third in total.
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