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27 November 2022 - China Special Weapons News

  • Angered by COVID lockdowns, protests spread in China amid calls for Xi's ouster Radio Free Asia 27 Nov 2022 -- Angered by China's strict anti-virus lockdowns, protesters took to the streets in more than a dozen cities on Sunday, calling for President Xi Jinping's ouster in the biggest challenge to Communist Party rule in decades, according to media reports and video footage from social media posts of people on the ground.
  • Beijing's daily infections continue to exceed 1,000, with no sign of easing Global Times 27 Nov 2022 -- Beijing's newly reported COVID-19 infections continue to exceed 1,000 on Sunday, with the number of confirmed cases and infections found at the community level both growing rapidly and showing no signs of remission. While the city has further optimized epidemic control measures, requiring that hard enclosures are strictly prohibited from blocking fire exits, doors of buildings and neighborhoods, and that temporary control time should be limited to 24 hours.
  • China moves to trial nucleic acid self-testing Global Times 27 Nov 2022 -- Many cities in China, including Beijing, Central China's Henan Province and North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, are experimenting with the nucleic acid self-testing, with the sampling done by individuals, with health officials responsible for guidance and sample collection.
  • China's health authorities dispatch working groups to supervise local implementation of 20 optimized anti-COVID measures Global Times 27 Nov 2022 -- The National Health Commission and the National Administration of Disease Control and Prevention has jointly sent working groups to supervise local authorities' implementation of the ninth version of the epidemic prevention and control plan and the 20 optimized measures against COVID-19 to curb the epidemic resurgence as soon as possible, a CDC expert confirmed.
  • China Reports Record Daily COVID-19 Incidence for 4h Day in Row Sputnik 27 Nov 2022 -- The number of new COVID-19 infections in China hit a new daily record of 39,791 for the fourth day in a row, the Chinese National Health Commission said on Sunday, adding that most cases were asymptomatic.
  • PLA's first two amphibious assault ships complete full training, form operational capability Global Times 27 Nov 2022 -- China's Type 075 amphibious assault ships Hainan and Guangxi have recently completed full-course training tests including an evaluation on the use of weaponry, enhancing the vessels' amphibious operational capabilities, which analysts said is of great significance for China to safeguard its national territorial integrity and national sovereignty in the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea.
  • China, US Can Cooperate on Climate Issues Despite Tensions, Experts Say VOA 27 Nov 2022 -- Amid a recent flurry of meetings that brought together officials from the United States and China, along with other world leaders, experts say the two countries can work together on climate change despite lingering tensions.
  • Canada Plans to Grow Military Footprint in Asia as Part of Multi-Billion-Dollar Anti-China Strategy Sputnik 27 Nov 2022 -- Relations between Ottawa and Beijing have been strained by back-and-forth trade and technology battles, allegations of alleged human rights violations, and, most recently, the leak of the contents of confidential talks between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit.
  • China to Donate $100 Million to Cuba Sputnik 27 Nov 2022 -- Following a visit to China, a Cuban delegation has reached an agreement on loan restructuring, and China has pledged to allocate about $100 million to Cuba, Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Alejandro Gil Fernandez said.
  • Experts See Environmental Risk from China's Small Island BRI Efforts VOA 27 Nov 2022 -- Investments under China's Belt and Road Initiative can pose environmental risks to small island nations already vulnerable to harm from climate change, an expert told VOA in late November.
  • Can Hong Kong Stem the Outflow of Residents? VOA 27 Nov 2022 -- Hong Kong has eased most of its stiff COVID19-related restrictions and begun promoting the territory's reopening to the world, but relocation professionals do not expect an early end to the largest emigration wave the city has seen since its handover to China in 1997.

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