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05 September 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Shenzhen adopts tiered measures; Chengdu extends restrictions, mass testing amid rising COVID-19 clusters in China Global Times 05 Sep 2022 -- South China's tech hub city of Shenzhen adopted tiered COVID-19 preventative measures starting from Monday, while Chengdu in Southwest China's Sichuan Province extended restrictions and mass testing as China sees rising clusters in its latest epidemic outbreak, in which more than 30 cities of the country are currently under citywide or partial "static management."
- Chengdu's COVID-19 lockdown extends, as buildings shake from Sichuan earthquake Radio Free Asia 05 Sep 2022 -- Authorities in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu extended a citywide lockdown affecting some 20 million people on Monday, as millions more people were placed under restrictions in the central city of Wuhan.
- Chinese localities urge public to stay put or reduce travel during upcoming holidays to stop COVID Global Times 05 Sep 2022 -- Although two of the most important holidays in the second half of the year - the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day Holiday - are approaching in China, people may have to temporarily delay their long-distance travel plans due to the resurgence of COVID-19 in various cities. To stop the spread of the virus, many Chinese localities have requested residents to stay put or reduce travel during the holidays.
- Chinese mainland reports 303 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 05 Sep 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 303 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 105 were in Sichuan and 64 in Tibet, the National Health Commission said Monday.
- China vows firm countermeasures against US' $1.1b arms sales to Taiwan island: FM Global Times 05 Sep 2022 -- China vows to take firm countermeasures against the US's latest approval of $1.1 billion in arms sales to the island of Taiwan, the largest since US President Joe Biden took office, and China has long urged the US to halt arms sales and military interactions with the island, including the mega-deal this time, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
- China: US Arms Sales to Taipei Send Gravely Wrong Signal to 'Taiwan Independence Separatist Forces' Sputnik 05 Sep 2022 -- Beijing calls on Washington to stop building up tensions in the Taiwan Strait and also expresses strong opposition to the sale of US weapons and any foreign military contacts with the island, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Monday.
- PLA practices counterattack in foreign territories during Russian Vostok-2022 drills Global Times 05 Sep 2022 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) practiced joint counterattack in foreign territories with the main battle tanks, howitzers, attack helicopters and fighter jets during the ongoing Vostok-2022 exercises in Russia, which displayed the PLA's outstanding systematic combat capabilities in unfamiliar lands.
- China and Russia may carry out joint naval patrol following Vostok-2022: expert Global Times 05 Sep 2022 -- The Chinese and Russian navies may carry out a second joint naval patrol after the ongoing Vostok-2022 exercises, Chinese military experts said on Sunday.
- Vostok-2022: Joint live-fire drill kicks off PLA Daily 05 Sep 2022 -- As a part of the Vostok-2022 exercise, a joint live-fire drill was conducted on the afternoon of September 3, local time. The land and air forces of Chinese participating troops joined the drill at the Sergeevskyi training ground, while its naval force participated in a joint drill at related waters in the Sea of Japan.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning's Regular Press Conference on September 5, 2022 PRC MofA 05 Sep 2022
- Beijing: US has conducted 'tens of thousands' of cyberattacks against China Press TV 05 Sep 2022 -- China has condemned the United States for carrying out "tens of thousands" of cyberattacks against it and stealing troves of sensitive data in recent years.
- Beijing Demands Explanations From US Over NSA Cyberattacks on Chinese Sites Sputnik 05 Sep 2022 -- Beijing demands explanations from the United States for the National Security Agency's (NSA) cyberattacks on various sites in China, including Northwestern Polytechnical University, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Monday, urging the US to immediately stop such illegal actions.
- Liz Truss elected UK's new PM, faces tough job amid huge mess; 'pragmatic China ties crucial to overcome challenge' Global Times 05 Sep 2022 -- Liz Truss will move in 10 Downing Street as she beat Rishi Sunak in the election on Monday to become the new leader of the Conservative Party and the new UK Prime Minister. Analysts believed that this would be a tough job for her as Britain is now facing complicated and serious internal and external challenges, such as inflation and the problem caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
- UK will 'bear consequences' of new leader's hard line on China: Chinese state media Radio Free Asia 05 Sep 2022 -- Chinese state media hit out at newly elected Conservative Party leader Liz Truss over her statement that China represents a major threat to national security, as polling showed Truss will soon take over from outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
- Solomon Islands Officials: Chinese Companies Still See Opportunity in Tulagi VOA 05 Sep 2022 -- Chinese companies are continuing to look for investment opportunities on Tulagi, one of the Solomon Islands a Chinese company tried, and failed, to lease in its entirety several years ago, authorities say.
- GT investigates: What's behind OHCHR so-called Xinjiang 'report'? Global Times 05 Sep 2022 -- The so-called assessment report on China's Xinjiang region, which was released by the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), was mulled since 2019 without taking Chinese government's advice or getting authorization from the UN Human Rights Council or having credible basis, the Global Times has learned from related sources.
- Yangtze River drought linked to government actions, not just lack of rain: expert Radio Free Asia 05 Sep 2022 -- Photos of people taking a stroll on what was once the bed of the mighty Yangtze River near Chongqing and satellite images showing the shrinkage of China's Dongting Lake have recently been making headlines around the world, as the region sees its worst drought since the 1960s.
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