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03 December 2022 - China Special Weapons News

  • China Eases Some COVID Restrictions Following Protests VOA 03 Dec 2022 -- Days after protests erupted in China over the country's strict zero-COVID policy, there are signs the government is beginning to ease its testing requirements and quarantine rules in some cities, but it is unclear whether the measures will go far enough to appease those who have been in lockdown for so long.
  • Vaccination focus of next step in COVID fight People's Daily 03 Dec 2022 -- Universal vaccination and boosters, coupled with timely and effective treatment of critically ill patients, will be the focus and challenge of the next stage of work for COVID-19 prevention and control in China, said the expert team of infectious diseases at Shanghai Huashan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University.
  • Multiple cities ease requirements for COVID-19 testing, as residents start to stockpile self-test kits Global Times 03 Dec 2022 -- At least 10 major Chinese cities have announced the ending of requirements for the checking of 48-hour valid COVID-19 test results for riding public transport. Some cities have also ended testing requirements for entering public venues as many localities continued to optimize their epidemic responses over the weekend.
  • State Council COVID prevention team exposes problems of excessive COVID controls, urges timely response to public concerns Global Times 03 Dec 2022 -- China's State Council joint prevention and control mechanism against COVID-19 on Saturday responded to public inquiries over the implementation of the recently released 20 measures that aim to optimize the country's epidemic response, revealing typical problems of excessive controls in some localities, while saying that such behaviors should be further exposed and punished in accordance with the law.
  • China's Guangzhou reports 162,700 infections in latest COVID-19 resurgence People's Daily 03 Dec 2022 -- Guangzhou, the capital of south China's Guangdong Province, has registered 162,700 COVID-19 infections in the latest virus resurgence, with asymptomatic carriers accounting for about 90 percent of the total, local authorities said Friday.
  • Chinese mainland reports 3,933 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases People's Daily 03 Dec 2022 -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 3,933 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Saturday.
  • Several major cities optimizing control measures People's Daily 03 Dec 2022 -- Residents in many cities including Beijing, Guangzhou and Chongqing, which have experienced mass infections recently, have embraced the optimization of control measures in order to bring life and work back to normal.
  • China quells COVID protests but memories of mass mobilization will be harder to erase Radio Free Asia 03 Dec 2022 -- It had the makings of a perfect storm: Street protests in major cities voicing shared frustration with harsh COVID-10 curbs. The death of a former leader remembered as less repressive than the hardline incumbent. And a blank white paper message taunting a ruling party terrified of pro-democracy "color revolutions."
  • U.S., EU express concern over China's 'provocations' in Taiwan Strait CNA 03 Dec 2022 -- The United States and the European Union have expressed concern over China's "provocations" in the Taiwan Strait, which they said increased the risk of crisis in the region, after their bilateral meetings in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
  • China Completes First-Ever In-Orbit Rotation of Crews at Tiangong Station Sputnik 03 Dec 2022 -- China's taikonauts held a successful in-orbit rotation of crews at the Tiangong space station for the first time in the country's history, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said.
  • Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Sends Wreath to Chinese Embassy Here KCNA 03 Dec 2022 -- The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un sent a wreath to the Chinese embassy here, expressing deep condolences over the death of Jiang Zemin, former general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China.

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