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01 January - 07 January
  • Taiwan question allows no interference from outside: Xi
    President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said the Taiwan question is China's internal affairs and allows no external interference. The Chinese people's affairs should be decided by the Chinese people, Xi said, stressing that the Taiwan question concerns China's core interests and the national bond of the Chinese people. (Xinhua, January 02, 2019)
  • China tests its own ‘Mother of all Bombs’
    China has tested the “Mother of all Bombs,” its most powerful non-nuclear weapon and a rival to America’s most powerful conventional bomb. In a short video published on the website of state arms manufacturer Norinco, the massive bomb drops onto a plain and produces a gigantic ball of fire and black smoke. On social networks Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency described the bomb for the first time, calling it the “Chinese version of the ‘Mother of all Bombs’”. (The Australian, January 7, 2019)
  • Xi orders armed forces to enhance combat readiness
    President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces to enhance their combat readiness from a new starting point and open new ground for developing a strong military. "The world is facing a period of major changes never seen in a century, and China is still in an important period of strategic opportunity for development," he said, warning that various risks and challenges were on the rise. (Xinhua, January 05, 2019)

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