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24 July 2022 - China Special Weapons News

  • China's COVID-19 vaccines safe, effective People's Daily 24 Jul 2022 -- The COVID-19 vaccines produced by China are safe and effective, according to health officials and experts attending a press conference held by the State Council joint prevention and control mechanism against COVID-19 on Saturday.
  • China ready to cope with imported monkeypox cases Global Times 24 Jul 2022 -- Although China has not reported any monkeypox cases, the country has raised its alert level and is ready to cope with the rapidly-spreading zoonotic infectious disease, health experts said on Sunday, after monkeypox was labeled by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global health emergency, the highest level of alert.
  • White House's concern over Pelosi's visit hints at danger of miscalculation; time to 'test Biden's commitment' made to China Global Times 24 Jul 2022 -- After the US government received an unprecedentedly strong message from the Chinese side regarding US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned visit to the island of Taiwan, the Biden administration appears to be increasingly concerned that the visit could lead to catastrophic consequences for China-US relations. Although the two top Democratic leaders share the same interest in using Taiwan question to serve their political goals ahead of the midterm elections, they are apparently not on the same page on how to play the Taiwan card.
  • China successfully launches Wentian lab module, construction of China's space station enters full speed stage Global Times 24 Jul 2022 -- Having moved into China's Tianhe space station core module for more than a month, the Shenzhou-14 crew of three taikonauts are now only hours away from performing their first major missions in orbit, receiving the arrival of the Wentian laboratory module and linking it to the three-module China Space Station.
  • China launches space station's first lab module People's Daily 24 Jul 2022 -- China on Sunday launched Wentian, the first lab module of its space station. The new module will function both as a backup of the core module and as a powerful scientific experiment platform.
  • PLA to train pilots faster with new programs amid warplane production capacity boost Global Times 24 Jul 2022 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force and Naval Aviation Force have recently made new progress in their new pilot recruitment and training programs at a time when China is expanding its warplane fleet with record-breaking warplane production capability, with analysts saying on Sunday that the PLA will make sure to have enough qualified personnel to fly its cutting-edge machines.
  • C919 jet nears certification, expected to enter commercial flight in 2023 Global Times 24 Jul 2022 -- Chinese market watchers predicted that China's domestically-made C919 jet, which has completed all test flights, is expected to enter commercial flight in 2023 after gaining certification.
  • US Joint Chiefs of Staff Head Claims China is 'Significantly More Aggressive' in South Pacific Sputnik 24 Jul 2022 -- Washington's tension with Beijing has been escalating in recent years as the US increases its so-called "freedom of navigation" missions in the South China Sea, which Beijing considers a part of its territorial waters.
  • New Polls Show Increased Support In Hungary For Ties With China RFE/RL 24 Jul 2022 -- Ever since Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban returned to power in 2010, Budapest has built a closer relationship with Beijing and opened the door for increased Chinese investment and influence inside the Central European country.

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