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07 July 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Beijing's govt and public institutions should be placed under temporary lockdown after detection of COVID case: guideline Global Times 07 Jul 2022 -- Beijing's government departments and public institutions should be immediately placed under temporary closed management when confirmed COVID-19 cases, asymptomatic infections, close contacts and other epidemic-related situations are reported, according to a guideline issued by Beijing health authority.
- Hong Kong keeps tracing COVID-19 through sewage surveillance People's Daily 07 Jul 2022 -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Wednesday that it will distribute 315,000 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.
- Xi'an under seven-day lockdown amid surge in COVID-19 cases across eastern China Radio Free Asia 07 Jul 2022 -- Authorities across China have stepped up mass testing and COVID-19 restrictions as cases continued to surge in major cities. Millions stood in line in Shanghai to get tested on Thursday, as the local authorities said they had traced a renewed outbreak to an underground karaoke parlor, with residents of several districts ordered to take two PCR tests between Tuesday and Thursday.
- Shanghai reports 54 new local infections People's Daily 07 Jul 2022 -- China's Shanghai reported 32 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 22 local asymptomatic carriers on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.
- India Calls for Early Resolution of 'Outstanding' Border Issues with China Sputnik 07 Jul 2022 -- India and China have deployed over 50,000 troops at forward locations in the western stretch of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) - a loosely demarcated line that divides the two countries. The deployment was made following a violent clash in the Galwan Valley in June 2020 that saw 20 Indian and four Chinese soldiers killed.
- Construction of China's first commercial spacecraft launch site starts in Hainan People's Daily 07 Jul 2022 -- Construction of China's first commercial spacecraft launch site started Wednesday in Wenchang City, south China's island province of Hainan.
- China to conduct flight test for aircraft of key 'strategic, historic significance' Global Times 07 Jul 2022 -- China is planning to conduct a flight test for an important type of aircraft that has crucial strategic and historic significance, said a top official at the flight test center of the Chinese military's top warplane contractor in a recent meeting.
- 40th Chinese naval escort taskforce returns from missions PLA Daily 07 Jul 2022 -- The 40th Chinese naval escort taskforce has wrapped up the escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali, and returned to a military port in Zhanjiang, China's Guangdong Province, on the morning of July 5. The Navy of the PLA Southern Theater Command held a welcoming ceremony for its return at the pier.
- Homeland Security Agents Indicted in Alleged Chinese Effort to Spy in US VOA 07 Jul 2022 -- A federal grand jury has indicted a current U.S. Department of Homeland Security agent and a former agent in connection with an alleged Chinese government-sponsored scheme to stalk, harass and spy on U.S.-based Chinese critics of Beijing, the Justice Department said Thursday.
- Five Men Indicted for Crimes Related to Transnational Repression Scheme to Silence Critics of the People's Republic of China Residing in the United States US Dept. of Justice 07 Jul 2022 -- A federal grand jury in Brooklyn returned a superseding indictment yesterday charging five defendants, including one current federal law enforcement officer and one retired federal law enforcement officer, with various crimes pertaining to a transnational repression scheme orchestrated on behalf of the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
- 'Chinese espionage' remarks by US and UK intelligence officials pure shadow chasing: embassy Global Times 07 Jul 2022 -- The spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in the UK stated on Thursday that China strongly condemns and firmly disapproves of the fictitious allegations created against China by US and UK intelligence officials.
- US, UK poison perception of China with intelligence chiefs' cliched accusations Global Times 07 Jul 2022 -- The US and UK have created yet another wave of hype about so-called China espionage, only this time with a clearer purpose, more "sensational language" and the aim of manipulating the West's perception of China, Chinese experts said, after the heads of the FBI and MI5 warned that China's industrial espionage poses a growing threat to Western groups, including through special purpose acquisition companies.
- Heads of MI5, FBI give joint warning of alleged major threat from China Press TV 07 Jul 2022 -- The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the British Security Service, MI5, have raised alarms about alleged economic and security threats posed by China to the West.
- FBI and MI5 team up to warn of the risks of Chinese hackers and spies Radio Free Asia 07 Jul 2022 -- In an unprecedented joint appearance Wednesday, the heads of U.S. and U.K. security agencies warned about China's hacking and economic espionage, which they called "the most game-changing challenge we face."
- Beijing Slams MI5, FBI Statement as 'Irresponsible', Says US is Biggest Threat to World Peace Sputnik 07 Jul 2022 -- The United States is the most "warlike" country in world history and it has become the greatest threat to world peace and development, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Thursday.
- FBI, MI5 Chiefs Warn that China is Biggest 'Game-Changing Threat' to 'Economic & National Security' Sputnik 07 Jul 2022 -- Christopher Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), joined Ken McCallum, Director General of MI5, in London, to reaffirm longstanding shared concerns about economic espionage allegedly emanating from China.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on Julyâ€‚7, 2022 PRC MofA 07 Jul 2022
- Biden Considers Rolling Back Some Trump-Era Tariffs on China VOA 07 Jul 2022 -- As soon as this week, President Joe Biden may announce the removal of some of the tariffs that former President Donald Trump levied on China at the outset of a trade war in 2018. The move would allow the administration to claim it is acting to reduce the effects of inflation on American consumers, even though the impact might be quite small.
- China criticizes U.S. attempt to ban Dutch chipmaking tech exports to China People's Daily 07 Jul 2022 -- Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday censured the United States for pushing a Dutch supplier to stop selling chipmaking gear to China, calling the U.S. moves a typical example of "tech-terrorism."
- Australia Urges China to Push Russia to End Ukraine War VOA 07 Jul 2022 -- In a major policy address at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore Wednesday, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said major countries with "influence" on Russia should use it to end the war in Ukraine.
- Chinese FM lays out three points of concern on Ukraine crisis Global Times 07 Jul 2022 -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi laid out three points of concern for the Ukraine crisis during a meeting with India's foreign minister on Thursday, which was followed by a meeting with Russian diplomats during the ongoing G20 foreign ministers' meeting.
- Hong Kong loses international luster as its sanctioned government calls for rebrand Radio Free Asia 07 Jul 2022 -- Authorities in Hong Kong Thursday suspended flight bans on specific routes and boosted COVID-19 testing requirements for newly arrived passengers, in an apparent bid to send a message that it remains an international city despite U.S. sanctions on its leader John Lee.
- HKSAR chief executive John Lee vows results in addressing livelihood issues People's Daily 07 Jul 2022 -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) John Lee on Wednesday said the HKSAR government will be pragmatic and result-oriented in solving pressing problems facing Hong Kong residents.
- Uyghurs abroad in shock after finding relatives listed in leaked police files Radio Free Asia 07 Jul 2022 -- Rabigul Haji Muhammed was stunned to see a former classmate on a leaked list of Uyghurs and other Turkic people detained in internment camps in China's far-western Xinjiang region.
- NGOs urge Cambodia to crack down on Chinese drugs Radio Free Asia 07 Jul 2022 -- NGOs are urging government authorities to enact tougher measures against Chinese drug lords operating in Cambodia, as methamphetamine use continues to surge in the Southeast Asian country.
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