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China News Roundup 7th May

China News Roundup 7th May

  • China calls HK protestors a 'political virus'
  • U.S rearms to nullify Chinese missiles
  • Chinese company donates 1.1 million masks to U.S
  • Didi- Chinese ride-hailing app, profitable again
  • Some foreigners prevented from leaving China

U.S. rearms to nullify China’s missile supremacy. “The Pentagon intends to arm its Marines with versions of the Tomahawk cruise missile now carried on U.S. warships, according to the White House budget requests for 2021 and Congressional testimony in March of senior U.S. military commanders. It is also accelerating deliveries of its first new long-range anti-ship missiles in decades.”

Reuters, 6th May

China calls Hong Kong protestors a ‘political virus’. “Beijing’s top political office in Hong Kong has called protesters a “political virus” and said the semi-autonomous city will never be calm until “poisonous” and “violent” black-clad demonstrators are eliminated.”

The Guardian, 6th May

Xi chairs leadership meeting on epidemic control. “Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Wednesday chaired a leadership meeting on improving systems for regular epidemic prevention and control.”

Xinhua, 6th May

Shanghai Disneyland set to reopen. “Shanghai Disneyland is set to become the first Walt Disney Co theme park to reopen after novel coronavirus-related closure as China embarks on a steady path to normalcy in daily life and business activity.”

China Daily, 7th May

China ride-hailing app, DiDi, says core business profitable again. “DiDi President Jean Liu told CNBC that the company’s core ride-hailing business is profitable, and that it has picked up again after the coronavirus outbreak hit China, its home market.”

CNBC, 6th May

Canadians among foreigners blocked from leaving China. “Critics say the practice reeks of hostage-taking and collective punishment, in violation of international law. They also warn it lays bare China’s will to exert influence, not just over Chinese citizens in China, but also against permanent residents and citizens of other countries.”

CTV News, 6th May

Chinese medical teams contribute to the medical relief work in Africa. “As of April 22, Chinese medical teams in Africa conducted a total of 350 special training sessions, trained 12,690 people, and issued a total of 1,203 publicity bulletins, notices and guides.”

People’s Daily, 6th May

Chinese company donates 1.1 million face masks to 12 U.S. states. “Wanxiang Group, a Chinese multinational automotive components manufacturing company headquartered in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province, is donating 1.1 million face masks and 50,000 protective masks to 12 U.S. states, with the first batch of thousands of boxes shipped on Monday.”

People’s Daily, 6th May

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