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23 August 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Hundreds of new COVID cases reported in Tibet and Xinjiang Radio Free Asia 23 Aug 2022 -- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases continued to rise in western Tibet and Xinjiang, where Chinese authorities have stepped up mass testing of residents in major cities, sources in the regions said.
- Chinese mainland reports 308 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 23 Aug 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 308 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 205 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Urumqi to restore normal production and life after curbing latest spread of COVID-19 Global Times 23 Aug 2022 -- Urumqi, the capital city of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, will gradually restore normal production and living conditions, starting from 8 am on Tuesday, as the number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped in the city for nine consecutive days, according to an official post on Monday.
- President Tsai visits troops in charge of monitoring Chinese drills CNA 23 Aug 2022 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (è”¡è‹±æ–‡) on Tuesday inspected three military units responsible for monitoring People's Liberation Army (PLA) movements around Taiwan to thank them for their service in the wake of unprecedented Chinese military drills launched earlier this month following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
- President affirms Taiwan's resolve on 64th anniversary of Kinmen bombardment CNA 23 Aug 2022 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (è”¡è‹±æ–‡) said on Tuesday the nation's success in defending an offshore frontline island from Chinese bombardment 64 years ago was a testament that "no threat of any kind could shake the Taiwanese people's resolve to defend their nation," amid the latest round of cross-Strait tensions following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this month.
- China's ambition to change status quo must be stopped: Visiting Japan lawmaker CNA 23 Aug 2022 -- Calling China's launches of ballistic missiles in its recent military exercises earlier this month "unacceptable," Japanese parliamentarian Keiji Furuya, who is on a three-day visit to Taiwan, said Tuesday during a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (è”¡è‹±æ–‡) that Beijing's ambition of changing the status quo in the Taiwan Strait must be stopped.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on Japanese Lawmaker's Visit to Taiwan PRC MofA 23 Aug 2022
- China strongly deplores Japanese lawmaker's Taiwan visit, vows to take strong measures to defend natl sovereignty Global Times 23 Aug 2022 -- China on Tuesday expressed strong condemnation to the visit of a delegation of Japanese lawmakers to China's Taiwan region, calling it an "egregious move", and vowed to take resolute and strong measures to defend its national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
- China likely to beef up its navy with new aircraft carriers and subs Radio Free Asia 23 Aug 2022 -- China may have enough resources to expand its naval force to 419 ships and submarines in the next ten years, including five aircraft carriers and 28 nuclear-powered subs, according to a new report.
- China restarts mass production of Type 052D destroyers, media reports say Global Times 23 Aug 2022 -- With five Type 052D destroyers allegedly spotted under construction at the Dalian Shipyard, China is said to have restarted the mass production of this type of warship, with foreign media hyping that the fast pace of China's shipbuilding makes the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy "the largest navy in the world," a claim that Chinese analysts slammed on Tuesday as being the rhetoric of the "China threat" theory.
- Chinese research ship leaves Sri Lanka after riling India, US Press TV 23 Aug 2022 -- A Chinese research vessel departed from Sri Lanka's Hambantota port on Monday after six days marked by tensions between India and China with New Delhi becoming increasingly uneasy over Beijing's growing influence in the region.
- China, South Korea to enhance mutual trust, avoid sensitive issues like THAAD as countries celebrate 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties Global Times 23 Aug 2022 -- Amid a high celebratory atmosphere for the 30th anniversary of the establishment of South Korea-China diplomatic ties on Wednesday, the latest statistics from the South Korean trade body show that the country's exports to China surged over 160 times over the past three decades, reflecting South Korea's unavoidably close economic ties with China.
- For China's Top Leaders â€” Other Than Xi â€” Age Is More Than Just a Number VOA 23 Aug 2022 -- The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party this fall will determine China's political direction for the next five years.
- China's political advisors discuss employment-first policy People's Daily 23 Aug 2022 -- The Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee convened a meeting on Monday to discuss the implementation of the country's employment-first policy.
- China's power supply, energy structure tested in extreme drought amid transition to cleaner energy future Global Times 23 Aug 2022 -- As the rare triple-dip La Nina treks the globe leaving behind it extreme weather phenomena and disasters, some regions in southern China are experiencing a severe drought that only happens once in decades, which has challenged the country's power supply and storage system.
- Dazhou, Sichuan facing power shortage amid ongoing heatwave Global Times 23 Aug 2022 -- Dazhou in Southwest China's Sichuan Province issued a new warning about high temperatures on Tuesday as it continues to be hit by extreme heat and power shortages. City authorities have ramped up efforts in seeking to bolster power supply to ensure residents' basic living standards.
- China issues urgent notice, vows all-out efforts to win battle of autumn harvest against drought, heat waves Global Times 23 Aug 2022 -- With China issuing the highest heat alert for 12 consecutive days on Tuesday, four Chinese government departments including the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MOA) and Ministry of Water Resources jointly issued an urgent notice on reducing the impact of heat waves and drought on the country's autumn grain production.
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