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21 September 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- 22 die of starvation in one day under COVID lockdown in Xinjiang's Ghulja Radio Free Asia 21 Sep 2022 -- At least 22 people died of starvation or lack of medical attention on a single day last week under China's COVID lockdown policies in the northern Xinjiang city of Ghulja, RFA has confirmed with police and bereaved family members.
- Canadian warship makes rare Taiwan Strait transit CNA 21 Sep 2022 -- A Canadian warship made a rare transit through the Taiwan Strait, a narrow waterway separating Taiwan and China, with a U.S. counterpart on Tuesday, marking the first time a Canadian military vessel has done so in nearly a year.
- Chinese military slams US, Canadian warships' transit through Taiwan Strait PLA Daily 21 Sep 2022 -- The US navy destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) and Canadian navy frigate HMCS Vancouver (FFH-331) sailed through the Taiwan Strait on September 20 and hyped it up publicly. Army Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese PLA, denounced such provocative move in a written statement released on Wednesday.
- China calls US-Canada Taiwan Strait transit 'provocative' Radio Free Asia 21 Sep 2022 -- China on Wednesday denounced a Taiwan Strait transit conducted the previous day by two warships from the U.S. and Canada, calling it a ‚Äúprovocative move.‚ÄĚ
- USS Higgins (DDG 76) Conducts Operations with Royal Canadian Navy in South China Sea US Navy 21 Sep 2022 -- Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331) concluded exercises in the South China Sea with Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) Sept. 18.
- US Opposes Unilateral Changes in Taiwan Strait Status Quo, Biden Says VOA 21 Sep 2022 -- The United States seeks peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and continues to "oppose unilateral changes in the status quo by either side,‚ÄĚ U.S. President Joe Biden told the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday.
- China sends new naval fleet on Gulf of Aden escort mission PLA Daily 21 Sep 2022 -- The 42nd fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy set out from a military port in east China's Shandong Province on Wednesday to take over an escort mission from the 41st naval fleet in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia.
- Xi stresses new horizons for strengthening armed forces through reform PLA Daily 21 Sep 2022 -- President Xi Jinping has stressed better use of successful experience in the reform of national defense and the armed forces and striving for new horizons for strengthening the armed forces through reform.
- Xi's thought guides reform of armed forces PLA Daily 21 Sep 2022 -- The People's Liberation Army has been undergoing a historic reform guided by President Xi Jinping since late 2012, when Xi became the top leader of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese military. Xi Jinping Thought on Strengthening the Military has also made it clear that pursuing reform and encouraging innovation are key to military's strength.
- China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand launch 121st joint Mekong River patrol PLA Daily 21 Sep 2022 -- The 121st joint patrol and law enforcement operation on the Mekong River by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand was officially launched on September 20.
- Beijing police ban drones, expel petitioners, migrant workers ahead of CCP congress Radio Free Asia 21 Sep 2022 -- Authorities in the Chinese capital have issued a ban on low-altitude flights and drones over the city ahead of a five-yearly congress of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) next month.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on September 21, 2022 PRC MofA 21 Sep 2022
- UN Urged to Act on China's Reported Rights Violations in Xinjiang VOA 21 Sep 2022 -- On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, rights activists and several Western diplomats attended a meeting to urge the U.N. to take action over China's reported mistreatment of Uyghurs and other Turkic ethnic groups in Xinjiang.
- Students turn out in protest over power cuts at university in China's Wuhan Radio Free Asia 21 Sep 2022 -- Hundreds of students at a business school in the central Chinese city of Wuhan have protested in recent days amid power shortages and a COVID-19 campus-wide lockdown.
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