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17 July 2022 - China Special Weapons News

  • China's daily COVID-19 tally nears 600, highest in July Global Times 17 Jul 2022 -- China on Sunday reported nearly 600 local COVID-19 cases across some 16 provincial-level regions, the highest daily total in July, prompting concerns over a renewed COVID-19 upsurge, especially given the high transmissibility of new Omicron sub-variants.
  • Over 178,000 people in Hong Kong take 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccines People's Daily 17 Jul 2022 -- A total of 178,728 people in Hong Kong have taken the fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines, official data showed Saturday.
  • Chinese mainland reports 106 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 17 Jul 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 106 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 53 in Gansu, 21 in Guangdong, and nine in Guangxi, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
  • Specialized rescue, maritime management stationed in China's Nansha Islands & reefs Global Times 17 Jul 2022 -- A rescue flight brigade of China's Ministry of Transport in the South China Sea, the local marine department and the maritime search and rescue center have been stationed on Nansha Islands and reefs in South China Sea to undertake emergency rescue missions, perform duties such as supervision of maritime traffic safety and prevention and control of ship pollutions in the area and to guarantee navigation safety and production activities in coastal states.
  • India Scrambles Fighter Jets Whenever Chinese Aircraft Near Ladakh Border: Air Force Chief Sputnik 17 Jul 2022 -- The 16th round of cross-border Corps Commander talks was held on Sunday to defuse tensions in eastern Ladakh on the Line of Actual Control, an area where over 50,000 troops from each side have been stationed since June 2020.
  • Why Western predictions on China were mostly wrong in past decade Global Times 17 Jul 2022 -- When commenting on China, some in the West only see a country constantly at the cusp of crisis, ranging from predictions of a "China hard landing" or "China collapse," to "COVID is China's Chernobyl moment" and "the end of Communist Party of China's (CPC) rule." Over the past decade, whenever China encountered difficulties and challenges, some Western politicians, scholars and so-called China experts always repeat wild prophecies about the fate of China and the CPC. Needless to say, none was even remotely right.
  • Xi Jinping's inspection tour of Xinjiang People's Daily 17 Jul 2022 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, recently inspected the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China and visited officials and the general public of different ethnic groups.
  • Advancing construction of Silk Road Economic Belt core area People's Daily 17 Jul 2022 -- The Urumqi International Land Port Area in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is well on its way to becoming an important growth pole powering the region's opening-up and economic development.
  • Thailand Sets 2028 Target to Finish High-Speed Rail Link with China VOA 17 Jul 2022 -- Thailand's recent pledge to finish a long-delayed high-speed rail line linking it to China through Laos within six years is reigniting doubts about the country's commitment and whether the $12 billion megaproject will pay off.

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