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  • U.S. Department of Commerce adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea

    U.S. Department of Commerce adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea | site |



    (August 26, 2020} - - Today, August 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following information:

    The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added 24 Chinese companies to the Entity List for their role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the internationally condemned artificial islands in the South China Sea. Despite protests from the United States and other countries, the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been rapidly building the artificial islands since 2013, enabling the Communist Chinese Party’s (CCP) militarization of disputed outposts in the South China Sea to undermine the sovereign rights of U.S. partners in the region.

    “The United States, China’s neighbors, and the international
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  • UN Article says, Outside China, Coronavirus Transmission ‘Iceberg’ May Not Be As Big as Feared

    UN Article: Outside China, Coronavirus Transmission ‘Iceberg’ May Not Be As Big As feared | site |



    (February 13, 2020) - - Today, the United Nations (UN) published the following information:




    Outside China, Coronavirus transmission ‘iceberg’ may not be as big as feared



    As infections from COVID-19 coronavirus continue to rise, a senior UN health expert on Thursday said that there were some indications that disease transmission outside China might not be the tip of the “iceberg” that had been feared.




    “We’re not seeing a dramatic increase in transmission outside China,” Dr. Michael Ryan, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme chief, said, while urging against making hasty assessments. As of 4pm on Thursday in Geneva, there were 46,550 infections from COVID-19, the overwhelming majority in China, WHO reported. Of the 1,369 deaths ...
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  • U.S. Postal Service temporarily suspending the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong

    U.S. Postal Service temporarily suspending the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong| site |



    (February 11, 2020) - - Today, the website of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) displayed the following alert message:

    Alert: USPS will be temporarily suspending the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong, effective Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, due to widespread airline cancellations and restrictions into this area.


    The website of the U.S. Postal Service is located at https://www.usps.gov

    or

    Please press HERE



    Editor's note: It appears from the message that only the GUARANTEE is being temporarily suspended. It does NOT appear that the mail service is being suspended.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo speaks about U.S. States and the China Competition

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo speaks about U.S. States and the China Competition| site |



    Washington, DC - - (February 8, 2020) - - Today (February 8, 2020), the U.S. Department of State published the following transcript of a speech U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

    SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Governor Hogan, Governor Cuomo. Nice to see you. It’s great to be here with you all. I was watching basketball on my phone on the way in – Auburn 91, LSU 90 – and I – it’s a final in overtime. Yes, exactly. I was reminded – you said I’m the 70th Secretary of State. It always reminds me President Trump is the 45th President of the United States, so there is a lot more turnover in my gig than there is in his. (Laughter.) So it’s good to be with you today. I do want to thank Governor Hogan an
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  • HHS and CDC Receive Additional Flights Carrying Passengers from China

    HHS and CDC Receive Additional Flights Carrying Passengers from China

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Receive Additional Flights Carrying Passengers from China| site |



    (February 5, 2020) - - Today (February 5, 2020), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information: This week, several planes carrying passengers from Wuhan China will arrive in three states. These locations are Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, CA, Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, and Eppley Airfield in Omaha, NE. These planes will be met by a team of CDC personnel deployed there to assess the health of the passengers. The passengers have been screened, monitored and evaluated by medical and public health personnel every step of the way, including before takeoff and during the flight. CDC staff will conduct risk assessments to ensure the health of each traveler, including temperature checks and observing fo...
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  • Direct Relief Rushes Facial Masks to China to Fight Coronavirus Spread

    Direct Relief Rushes Facial Masks to China to Fight Coronavirus Spread

    Direct Relief Rushes Facial Masks to China to Fight Coronavirus Spread| site |



    The shipment, which also contains gowns, gloves, and other protective gear for health workers, was requested by hospitals in Hubei Province.


    (January 28, 2020) - - Today (January 28, 2020), Direct Relief published the following information: Direct Relief yesterday sent via FedEx emergency airlift a shipment of more than 200,000 surgical masks to hospitals in China’s Hubei Province to help protect medical workers against the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic. Direct Relief’s shipment, sent from its strategic emergency stockpile, also includes isolation gowns, fluid-resistant coveralls, and exam gloves requested by two of the province’s largest hospitals. Local officials in Hubei’s provincial capital, Wuhan, have called for donations of protective gear, as Hubei hospitals run short of supplies. Shortages of face masks are being reported all across Asi...
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  • DHS Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights With Individuals Who Have Been In China| site |




    DHS says 11 U.S. airports will receive flights carrying passengers from China



    (February 2, 2020) - - Today (February 2, 2020), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – To protect the American people from exposure to the coronavirus, on Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued instructions supplementing a decision issued on January 31, 2020, and directed all flights from China and all passengers who have traveled to China within the last 14 days to be routed through one of eight U.S. airports, effective Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, for flights departing after 5:00 PM Eastern. Three additional airports will be added to the list of airports authorized to receive such flights beginning at various times
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  • U.S. Department of State provides Information about the Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China

    U.S. Department of State provides Information about the Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China| site |



    (January 29, 2020) - - Today (January 29, 2020), Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, issued the following press statement: This morning, a flight from Wuhan carrying U.S. government personnel and some private Americans safely landed in California. As we have previously noted, these travelers will be carefully screened and monitored by the health experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS). All appropriate steps are being taken to safeguard the health of these returning Americans, as well as the health and safety of their fellow Americans here at home. This effort to bring our citizens home was made possible through close collaboration between the Department of State, the CDC, HHS, the Department of Defense, and state and local authorities. We appreciate the PRC g...
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  • International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on novel coronavirus in China

    International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on novel coronavirus in China| site |




    Geneva, Switzerland - -(January 30, 2020) - - Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information:

    The Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) will be reconvened by the World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday, 30 January.

    The meeting is planned to start at 13:30 Geneva time.

    The Committee will advise the Director-General on whether the outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and what recommendations should be made to manage it.

    The Director-General’s decision, following the Committee’s advice, will be made public on WHO’s website and via a press conference. The recommendations will also be made public.
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  • WHO, China Leaders discuss Next Steps in Battle Against Coronavirus Outbreak

    WHO, China Leaders discuss Next Steps in Battle Against Coronavirus Outbreak

    World Health Organization, China Leaders discuss Next Steps in Battle Against Coronavirus Outbreak| site |


    Beijing, China - - (January 28, 2020) - - Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information: The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, today met President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. They shared the latest information on the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) outbreak and reiterated their commitment to bring it under control. Dr Tedros was joined by WHO Regional Director Dr Takeshi Kasai and Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme Dr Mike Ryan, and also met State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and Minister of Health Ma Xiaowei. The National Health Commission presented China’s strong public health capacities and resources to respond and manage respiratory disease outbreaks. The discussions focused on continued co...
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  • CDC Advises Travelers to Avoid All Nonessential Travel to China

    CDC Advises Travelers to Avoid All Nonessential Travel to China

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advises Travelers to Avoid All Nonessential Travel to China | site |



    (January 28, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information:

    On January 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated travel guidance for China, recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to all of the country (Level 3 Travel Health Notice). This warning is in response to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) spreading between people in many parts of that country. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of 2019-nCoV cases in China, as well as severe illness including deaths. Sustained person-to-person community spread with this virus is reportedly occurring in China. A number of travel-associated cases of 2019-nCoV infection also have been identified in other locations, including th
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  • Secretary Perdue says China Phase I Deal is a Bonanza for American Agriculture

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue: China Phase I Deal is a Bonanza for American Agriculture| site |



    (January 15, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published (today) the following information:

    (Washington, D.C., January 15, 2020) – U.S. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the historic Phase One Trade Agreement between the United States and China: “This agreement is proof President Trump’s negotiating strategy is working. While it took China a long time to realize President Trump was serious, this China Phase I Deal is a huge success for the entire economy. This agreement finally levels the playing field for U.S. agriculture and will be a bonanza for America’s farmers, ranchers, and producers,” said Secretary Perdue. “China has not played by the rules for too long, and I thank President Trump for standing up to their unfair trading practices and for putting America fir...
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  • Boeing CEO Statement on US-China Trade Deal

    Boeing CEO Statement on US-China Trade Deal

    Boeing CEO Statement on US-China Trade Deal| site |




    (January 15, 2020) - - Today, the Boeing Company published the following information:*

    Boeing has a long-standing partnership with China that spans nearly 50 years. We're proud that Boeing airplanes will continue to be a part of this valued relationship, one that has fueled aerospace innovation and sustained manufacturing jobs.

    Boeing applauds Presidents Trump and Xi as well as Vice Premier Liu, Secretary Mnuchin and Ambassador Lighthizer for their leadership in building a fair and mutually-beneficial trading relationship between the United States and China.


    *(The statement, referencing today's announcement of a US-China trade deal, was issued by Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun.)
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  • U.S.-China Race to Zero Emissions Challenge Official Guidelines Released

    U.S.-China Race to Zero Emissions Challenge Official Guidelines Released



    Challenge encourages cities to lead the deployment of zero-emission buses




    January 18, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (January 13, 2017) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) today announced the official guidelines for the U.S.-China Race to Zero Emissions (R2ZE) Challenge. The guidelines provide details on how the race will be conducted and how transit agencies can join the race.

    “Our two nations have an opportunity to make a huge impact on reducing world greenhouse gas emissions,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx. “I look forward to this friendly competition and the exciting new technologies developed during this challenge.”

    The R2ZE was officially announced by Secretary Foxx and China’s Minister of Transport Yang Chuantang during the eighth U.S.-China
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    U.S. Department of Commerce adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea
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    U.S. Department of Commerce adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea | site |



    (August 26, 2020} - - Today, August 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following information:

    The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added 24 Chinese companies to the Entity List for their role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the internationally condemned artificial islands in the South China Sea. Despite protests from the United States and other countries, the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been rapidly building the artificial islands since 2013, enabling the Communist Chinese Party’s (CCP) militarization of disputed outposts in the South China Sea to undermine the sovereign rights of U.S. partners in the region.

    “The United States, China’s neighbors, and the international
    ...
    08-31-2020, 07:14 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    UN Article says, Outside China, Coronavirus Transmission ‘Iceberg’ May Not Be As Big as Feared
    by Staff Reporter 1
    UN Article: Outside China, Coronavirus Transmission ‘Iceberg’ May Not Be As Big As feared | site |



    (February 13, 2020) - - Today, the United Nations (UN) published the following information:




    Outside China, Coronavirus transmission ‘iceberg’ may not be as big as feared



    As infections from COVID-19 coronavirus continue to rise, a senior UN health expert on Thursday said that there were some indications that disease transmission outside China might not be the tip of the “iceberg” that had been feared.




    “We’re not seeing a dramatic increase in transmission outside China,” Dr. Michael Ryan, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme chief, said, while urging against making hasty assessments. As of 4pm on Thursday in Geneva, there were 46,550 infections from COVID-19, the overwhelming majority in China, WHO reported. Of the 1,369 deaths ...
    02-14-2020, 06:41 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Postal Service temporarily suspending the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Postal Service temporarily suspending the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong| site |



    (February 11, 2020) - - Today, the website of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) displayed the following alert message:

    Alert: USPS will be temporarily suspending the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong, effective Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, due to widespread airline cancellations and restrictions into this area.


    The website of the U.S. Postal Service is located at https://www.usps.gov

    or

    Please press HERE



    Editor's note: It appears from the message that only the GUARANTEE is being temporarily suspended. It does NOT appear that the mail service is being suspended.
    ...
    02-11-2020, 06:07 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo speaks about U.S. States and the China Competition
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo speaks about U.S. States and the China Competition| site |



    Washington, DC - - (February 8, 2020) - - Today (February 8, 2020), the U.S. Department of State published the following transcript of a speech U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

    SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Governor Hogan, Governor Cuomo. Nice to see you. It’s great to be here with you all. I was watching basketball on my phone on the way in – Auburn 91, LSU 90 – and I – it’s a final in overtime. Yes, exactly. I was reminded – you said I’m the 70th Secretary of State. It always reminds me President Trump is the 45th President of the United States, so there is a lot more turnover in my gig than there is in his. (Laughter.) So it’s good to be with you today. I do want to thank Governor Hogan an
    ...
    02-11-2020, 02:37 AM
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    HHS and CDC Receive Additional Flights Carrying Passengers from China
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Receive Additional Flights Carrying Passengers from China| site |



    (February 5, 2020) - - Today (February 5, 2020), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information: This week, several planes carrying passengers from Wuhan China will arrive in three states. These locations are Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, CA, Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, and Eppley Airfield in Omaha, NE. These planes will be met by a team of CDC personnel deployed there to assess the health of the passengers. The passengers have been screened, monitored and evaluated by medical and public health personnel every step of the way, including before takeoff and during the flight. CDC staff will conduct risk assessments to ensure the health of each traveler, including temperature checks and observing fo...
    02-06-2020, 02:22 AM

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