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19 October 2022 - China Special Weapons News
- Chinese mainland reports 204 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 19 Oct 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 204 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.
- Britain and Australia plan steps to stop China hiring their pilots Radio Free Asia 19 Oct 2022 -- The British defense ministry is "taking immediate steps to deter and penalize" the recruitment of former U.K. military pilots by China for training, which experts say could pose serious security risks in the Asia-Pacific region and the South China Sea.
- Australia Orders Defence Probe Into Reports Pilots Trained Chinese Military Sputnik 19 Oct 2022 -- Amid reports that up to 30 retired UK military pilots had been recruited to train members of China's People's Liberation Army, Britain's Ministry of Defence wrote on Twitter the pilots involved had been told they risked prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.
- China's top military brass declares readiness for war amid growing tensions with US Press TV 19 Oct 2022 -- China's defense minister General Wei Fenghe says the country's armed forces are on high alert and ready for war amid mounting tensions with the United States over Chinese Taipei.
- Presidium meeting adopts lists of nominees for 20th CPC Central Committee, anti-graft watchdog People's Daily 19 Oct 2022 -- The second meeting of the presidium of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China adopted on Tuesday a proposed list of preliminary nominees to be candidates for membership and alternate membership of the 20th CPC Central Committee â€” the Party's central leadership.
- "Chinese modernization" written into key CPC congress report People's Daily 19 Oct 2022 -- Chinese modernization, a key term defining China's journey to rejuvenation, has for the first time been written into a report to the national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the world's largest Marxist governing party.
- Why do so few women hold high office in the ruling Chinese Communist Party? Radio Free Asia 19 Oct 2022 -- Not long after the beginning of China's 1966-69 Cultural Revolution, late Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Chairman Mao Zedong is famously said to have highlighted the contributions of women to the nation by pointing out that "women hold up half the sky." So why is it that, nearly six decades later, we see so few women actively involved in China's party congress?
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on October 19, 2022 PRC MofA 19 Oct 2022
- China lodges representations to UK over illegal entry to Chinese Consulate-General in Manchester Global Times 19 Oct 2022 -- Some people maliciously harassed and illegally entered the Chinese Consulate-General in Manchester, injuring Chinese staff and threatening the safety of the Chinese diplomatic premises, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday, noting that China has lodged representations to the UK.
- Hong Kong protester in Manchester consulate clash rejects China's account of incident Radio Free Asia 19 Oct 2022 -- A man who was allegedly assaulted in China's consulate in Manchester during a weekend protest on Wednesday denied claims from the Chinese mission that he had tried to rush into the consulate, as pressure mounted for a tougher response from London.
- Hong Kong CE John Lee delivers his first policy address, aiming at enhancing city's competitiveness Global Times 19 Oct 2022 -- Hong Kong's Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu delivered his first policy address at the Legislative Council on Wednesday morning, rolling out a series of measures in regard to attracting global talents, enhancing the city's competitiveness as an international financial hub, and further integrating into the country's overall development plan.
- HK's chief delivers his first policy address, charting the city to a new journey Global Times 19 Oct 2022 -- Hong Kong's Chief Executive John Lee delivered his first policy address on Wednesday, highlighting the need to improve local governance, enhance the city's competitiveness as an international business hub, attract more talented professionals and fix social and economic woes, as the city embarks on a new journey under One Country, Two Systems. Officials and observers believe that a major advantage is that the city is being backed by the mainland, with broader markets and tremendous development opportunities, which will help it outpace other international business hubs such as Singapore in the long term.
- UK government sued over forced-labor imports from Xinjiang Radio Free Asia 19 Oct 2022 -- Britain's government will appear in court at the end of October to answer charges it has failed to block products made with forced labor in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang from entering the UK, rights groups said in a statement Wednesday.
- China scrambles to secure adequate energy supplies during winter Global Times 19 Oct 2022 -- China is gearing up to secure adequate supplies of natural gas and coal to meet rising market demands during the coming winter season.
- Overseas solidarity with Beijing 'bridge man' protest sparks fears of retaliation Radio Free Asia 19 Oct 2022 -- Amid a rare public protest during the Chinese Communist Party's 20th National Congress, Chinese nationals who amplify or respond to anti-Xi Jinping feeling said they are increasingly concerned about bringing trouble down on the heads of loved ones back home.
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