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05 July 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Xi'an enters a 7-day close-off management as COVID-19 cases found in region's largest trading market Global Times 05 Jul 2022 -- The historic city of Xi'an, home to 13 million people in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, will enter a seven-day close-off management due to a cluster of COVID-19 infections at the Zhaohui Renewable Resources Trading Market, Shaanxi's largest renewable resources trading market.
- China reports '112+306' cases on Monday, infections in Anhui Province show declining tendency Global Times 05 Jul 2022 -- China reported 112 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 43 imported cases and 69 domestic cases, said National Health Commission on Tuesday.
- Chinese mainland reports 69 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 05 Jul 2022 -- The Chinese mainland Monday reported 69 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 52 of which were in Anhui Province, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Shanghai reports 3 confirmed, 5 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 05 Jul 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported three confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and five local asymptomatic cases on Monday, the municipal health commission said Tuesday.
- Macau 'at a standstill' amid zero-COVID restrictions, mandatory mass testing program Radio Free Asia 05 Jul 2022 -- Authorities in the former Portuguese enclave of Macau have imposed a series of stringent restrictions and multiple rounds of citywide mass testing for COVID-19 amid a fresh outbreak in the city, prompting criticism of attempts to mimic mainland China's zero-COVID policy in the tourism-dependent city.
- China further streamlines procedures for intl arrivals Global Times 05 Jul 2022 -- After halving the collective quarantine time for international inbound travelers, China made another major adjustment for this group of people by streamlining procedures for those coming to the Chinese mainland. The policy has prompted a huge increase in flights connecting China with other countries, especially the US, and the number of people travelling out of the country. Those policy changes were seen by experts as a sign of China further re-opening its borders to the world.
- China's Anhui reports 52 confirmed, 179 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases People's Daily 05 Jul 2022 -- East China's Anhui Province reported 52 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 179 local asymptomatic carriers on Monday, the provincial health commission said Tuesday.
- Taiwan affirms Diaoyutai claim after Chinese, Russian ships found nearby CNA 05 Jul 2022 -- Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reaffirmed the country's sovereignty claim over the Diaoyutai Islands on Tuesday, after Japan, which controls the islands in the East China Sea, accused Chinese and Russian warships of operating near the disputed islands.
- Beijing Defends Actions of Chinese Patrol Vessels Near Disputed Islands Sputnik 05 Jul 2022 -- China considers as fully lawful the actions of its coast guard boats against Japanese fishing vessels in the waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.
- China has 'no right to interfere' in Taiwan-U.K. trade talks: MOFA CNA 05 Jul 2022 -- Taiwan's foreign ministry said Tuesday that the nation's trade engagement with other countries is not subject to China's approval, after Beijing reportedly issued a warning to the United Kingdom over its recent trade talks with a top Taiwanese trade official.
- Chinese FM's visit expected to kick-start China-Philippine relations in new era Global Times 05 Jul 2022 -- China's senior diplomat Wang Yi on Tuesday kicked off a two-day visit to the Philippines, being the first foreign minister to be received by the new Philippine government and the second senior Chinese official to visit the country following the new Philippine presidential inauguration.
- Philippines' New President Expresses Openness to 'Military Exchanges' With China Sputnik 05 Jul 2022 -- Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. was inaugurated as the Philippines' president on June 30, taking over from predecessor and ally Rodrigo Duterte. Marcos is the son of Ferdinand Marcos, a US-backed dictator ousted by the People Power Revolution of 1986.
- Chinese naval taskforce escorts merchant ships in a row PLA Daily 05 Jul 2022 -- Recently, the 41st Chinese naval escort taskforce escorted six merchant ships to the western part of the Gulf of Aden in succession.
- Serious crisis, worse security situation lie ahead as Finland, Sweden advance to final stage of NATO membership Global Times 05 Jul 2022 -- The 30 NATO members signed off on the accession protocol for Finland and Sweden in Brussels on Tuesday, allowing the two Nordic countries to advance toward the final stage of becoming formal and fresh members of the US-led world's largest military club after obtaining the approval of the two countries' memberships in each NATO member state's legislative institutions.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on Julyâ€‚5, 2022 PRC MofA 05 Jul 2022
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Remarks on Upcoming Meeting Between Chinese and US Foreign Ministers in Bali PRC MofA 05 Jul 2022
- China's Foreign Ministry urges US to lift 'all' additional tariffs amid talks Global Times 05 Jul 2022 -- A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that lifting "all" of the US' additional tariffs against China is beneficial to both countries as well as the world as a whole, as talks of the US' possible removal of some tariffs on Chinese imports are emerging from the US.
- Chinese, US senior officials hold video talks over economic issues Global Times 05 Jul 2022 -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-U.S. comprehensive economic dialogue, held a video conversation with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at the latter's request on Tuesday morning.
- US, Allies Seek to Meet Chinese Challenge With 'Blue Pacific' Grouping VOA 05 Jul 2022 -- Partners in the Blue Pacific, established late last month by United States, Australia and three other allies, is seen by analysts â€” and by Beijing â€” as the latest in a series of moves to counter China's drive to expand its diplomatic and military reach in the South Pacific.
- Canada Accuses China of Keeping its Diplomats from Attending Trial of Chinese-Canadian Businessman VOA 05 Jul 2022 -- Canada says its diplomats in China were barred from attending the trial of a Chinese-born Canadian billionaire who disappeared from a Hong Kong hotel in 2017.
- China calls for junta cooperation with Myanmar opposition to resolve crisis Radio Free Asia 05 Jul 2022 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on Myanmar's military regime to work with the opposition to resolve the country's political crisis, days after an ASEAN envoy concluded a visit there without meeting any anti-junta stakeholders.
- Mastermind behind Karachi Confucius Institute attack busted with foreign forces suspected of playing a role Global Times 05 Jul 2022 -- Pakistan has arrested the main suspect of the attack on the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi, who was linked to two separatist groups in an attempt to sabotage the flagship China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Pakistani authorities announced on Tuesday, adding that foreign forces are suspected of manipulating behind the scenes.
- Xi calls for putting development front and center on international agenda PLA Daily 05 Jul 2022 -- China is willing to work with countries around the world to put development front and center on the international agenda, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday.
- New CE of HKSAR to focus on epidemic work, housing woes as first meetings begin Global Times 05 Jul 2022 -- Four days after John Lee Ka-chiu, the new Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and his team were sworn into office, both executive and legislative work has been launched with the main focus on the border opening to resume Hong Kong's status as an international hub, civil servant pay rises and fixing housing woes. By cooperating rather than confronting each other, the local governance is expected to become more practical and efficient in resolving pressing issues, observers said.
- Xi's address at meeting celebrating 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to motherland, inaugural ceremony of sixth-term HKSAR government published People's Daily 05 Jul 2022 -- President Xi Jinping's address at the meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has been published.
- Uyghurs in exile mark anniversary of deadly 2009 Urumqi unrest Radio Free Asia 05 Jul 2022 -- Uyghur exile groups around the world on Tuesday demanded that China end its persecution of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang in a series of protests marking the 13th anniversary of deadly ethnic violence in the region's capital.
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