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11 October 2022 - China Special Weapons News

  • More than 5,000 Chinese military staff live on islands in the South China Sea Radio Free Asia 11 Oct 2022 -- New reports by China's state-sanctioned media have revealed the extent of the population in Chinese reclaimed and controlled islands in the South China Sea.
  • Two reported dead from 'rodent plague' in Tibet Radio Free Asia 11 Oct 2022 -- Two Tibetans have died from a pneumonic plague spread by mice and other rodents in a southern county of Tibet, with Chinese authorities now ordering county residents to stay at home, RFA has learned.
  • Chinese drone incursions defined as 'first strike' against Taiwan: Minister CNA 11 Oct 2022 -- Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Tuesday updated the nation's definition of a "first strike" against Taiwan by including incursions by Chinese drones into the territorial airspace of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  • Musk's Taiwan plan draws scorn from the island's politicians Radio Free Asia 11 Oct 2022 -- The suggestion by the world's richest person, billionaire Elon Musk, that China should "figure out a special administrative zone for Taiwan," was met with angry responses from Taiwan but a nod of approval from Beijing.
  • Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning's Regular Press Conference on October 11, 2022 PRC MofA 11 Oct 2022
  • China's 'Overseas Police Stations' Breach Sovereignty, Report Claims VOA 11 Oct 2022 -- China has opened dozens of what it calls "110 Overseas Police Service Centers" in cities around the world, some of which are being used to blackmail suspects into returning home to face criminal charges in breach of global extradition laws, according to a new report. There are fears the networks could be used to target political dissidents, as well as criminal suspects.
  • Hong Kong pauses new security law, saying it needs more time to make it watertight Radio Free Asia 11 Oct 2022 -- The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which convenes in Beijing on Oct. 16, is expected to grant an unprecedented third five-year term to Xi Jinping, the CCP general secretary and state president. In the run up to the congress, RFA Cantonese and Mandarin examined the 69-year-old Xi's decade at the helm of the world's most populous nation in a series of reports on Hong Kong, foreign policy, Chinese intellectuals, civil society and rural poverty.
    The announcement by the Hong Kong government that it will shelve further draft national security legislation at least until the end of the year could be a temporary move, and does little to reverse the loss of the city's freedoms over the past 10 years under Chinese leader Xi Jinping, political commentators said on Tuesday.

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