Pharma Giant to Supply 400 Million Doses of Vaccine in Europe by Year End

Biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has reached an agreement with four European Union nations to supply up to 400 million doses of CCP virus vaccine by the end of 2020.

AstraZeneca, a pharmaceutical giant headquartered in Cambridge, England, reached an agreement with Europe’s Inclusive Vaccines Alliance (IVA) to supply vaccines currently being tested by the University of Oxford to Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands “at no profit.”

Oxford University is currently doing phase two and phase three trials of the vaccine in about 10,000 adult volunteers.

“This agreement will ensure that hundreds of millions of Europeans have access to Oxford University’s vaccine following approval. With our European supply chain due to begin production soon, we hope to make the vaccine available widely and rapidly,” said Pascal Soriot, Chief Executive Officer of the AstraZeneca in a statement.

The company has struck similar deals with the United Kingdom, the United States, the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and Gavi the Vaccine Alliance for 700 million doses.

The vaccine called AZD1222, formerly known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, introduces the SARS-CoV2 spike protein with a weakened version of a chimpanzee virus into the body. According to Professor Babak Javid of Tsinghua University School of Medicine in Beijing, China, although tested animals became infected with SARS-CoV2, the vaccine has so far prevented disease and the onset of pneumonia.

Professor Stephen Evans of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said of the vaccine, “The most important finding to me is the combination of considerable efficacy in terms of viral load and subsequent pneumonia, but no evidence of immune-enhanced disease.”

The technology used in AZD1222 has never been deployed in a licensed human vaccine before.

It was agreed to be produced for the United States in a partnership with Emergent BioSolutions in an agreement valued at about $87 million, according to another press release on Thursday.

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A person being injected as part of the first human trials in the UK to test a potential CCP virus vaccine, at Oxford University, England, on April 23, 2020. (Oxford University Pool via AP)

In the United States, AZD1222 is one of the several pharmaceuticals supported by the federal government’s program Operation Warp Speed (OWS). The OWS is aimed at speeding up the development, manufacturing, and distribution of medical countermeasures to the Chinese Communist Party virus.

“We are proud to provide our CDMO services to advance AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate. With this agreement, we bring to our facilities two of the five leading candidates being developed with U.S. government funding,” said Robert G. Kramer Sr., president, and chief executive officer of Emergent BioSolutions.

AstraZeneca has also signed a licensing agreement with the Serum Institute of India to supply one billion doses to low-and-middle-income countries. The Pharma will provide 400 million of these doses before the year ends.

It is also building in parallel a number of supply chains across the world to bring global access to the vaccine at no profit for two billion doses.

Oxford University is set to start the later states of AZD1222 trials in many other countries.

“AstraZeneca recognizes that the vaccine may not work but is committed to progressing the clinical program with speed and scaling up manufacturing at risk,” said the company.

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South Australia to Get Nation’s First Space Mission Control

South Australia has been chosen for the nation’s only space flight mission control, creating Australia’s first space hub.

The Mission Control Centre will allow researchers and astronautical companies to control missions and communicate with astronauts at the International Space Station from Adelaide’s CBD.

Local company Saber Astronautics will receive $6 (US$4.1) million from the Federal Government and $2.5 million from the State Government to establish the facility.

The centre will be constructed within the Australian Space Agency’s headquarters in Adelaide’s innovation precinct Lot Fourteen, planned to open in early 2021.

Federal Industry, Science and Technology Minister Karen Andrews said the Mission Control Centre would help grow Australia’s space sector and will promote high-tech jobs within SA.

“People may question why focus on space when things are so tough here on Earth, but this is about investing in our future and developing an emerging industry which can grow our economy and create new jobs,” Andrews said in a media release.

“Space is also an incredible tool which can help other Australian industries to grow – from making our farmers more productive to giving our advanced manufacturers new supply chains to become a part of,”

It will launch alongside the Space Discovery Centre, an international educational facility aimed at promoting the next generation of the nation’s space industry.

Head of the Australian Space Agency Doctor Megan Clark AC said the centre would become a focal point for Australia’s national space activities.

“The centre will be available for use by start-ups and small-to-medium enterprises, as well as research and educational institutions to control space assets,” she said.

The Federal Government is investing $700 million into the space sector, planning to triple its size to $12 billion and add an extra 20,000 jobs by 2030.

By Patrick James

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.

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Sydney’s Captain Cook Statue Defaced

Two women have been arrested after a Captain Cook statue in Sydney’s Hyde Park was defaced.

Police were alerted to the vandalism about 4 a.m. on June 14 and arrested two women aged 27 and 28, nearby on College Street in the CBD, New South Wales Police said in a statement.

The women were allegedly found with several spray cans in a bag.

They have been taken to Day Street police station where they are expected to be charged.

It comes as Victorian police are also investigating the defacing of statues in Ballarat.

The statues of former Australian prime ministers Tony Abbott and John Howard were sprayed with red paint on Saturday morning.

They have since been covered and fenced off and a conservator will assess the damage on June 15.

A Captain James Stirling statue in Perth, Western Australia was on Friday also defaced and a 30-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage or destruction of property.

A photo on Twitter by Perth Live 6PR shows the statue’s neck and hands were painted red and an Aboriginal flag was painted over the inscription at the base.

Historical monuments across the world have been toppled over the past two weeks as Black Lives Matter protesters march through the streets to call out racism following the death of American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police May 25.

In Australia, people have defied public health warnings amid the Chinese Communist Party virus pandemic and turned out to protest indigenous deaths in custody and to rally in support of the BLM movement in Sydney, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide and Melbourne.

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Secret Service Issues Correction About Using Pepper Spray on Lafayette Square Protesters

The U.S. Secret Service issued a correction to a previous statement on Saturday, saying that an agency employee had used pepper spray in response to an “assaultive individual” during efforts to secure Lafayette park earlier this month.

“After further review, the U.S. Secret Service has determined that an agency employee used pepper spray on June 1st, during efforts to secure the area near Lafayette Park. The employee utilized oleoresin capsicum spray, or pepper spray, in response to an assaultive individual,” the corrected statement read.

The agency had previously denied that its employees had used tear gas or capsicum spray when attempting to disperse the crowd who were protesting for change about police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The U.S. Park Police (USPP) had also pushed back on claims that tear gas was used by USPP agents.

USPP also issued a statement on Saturday about the June 1 operation to secure the area in order to expand the protective perimeter around the White House to install a fence.

On the issue of methods used to disperse the crowd, Acting Chief Gregory Monahan said that officers employed the use of “smoke canisters, stinger balls, and pepper balls” to respond to protesters who were more combative.

“On June 1, USPP officers and other assisting law enforcement partners operating under the command of the USPP did not use tear gas or Skat Shells to close the area at Lafayette Park,” Monahan said in the statement.

The Trump administration received broad criticism for its handling of protesters near the White House on June 1. The protesters, who were reportedly demonstrating peacefully, were cleared from the area shortly before President Donald Trump and several of his aides made their way across the area to visit the nearby St John’s church.

Some media reported that the protesters were forcefully removed using tear gas and rubber bullets in order to make way for Trump’s visit to the church, but Attorney General William Barr has repeatedly denied that the two events had any correlation.

During an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” on June 7, Barr addressed criticism where he disputed claims that protesters at the White House were forcefully cleared from the area using tear gas and other means for the purpose of Trump’s church visit.

Barr said that the decision to clear the park was made before he knew that Trump was going to speak there, and that it was “not an operation to respond to that particular crowd.”

“It was an operation to move the perimeter one block,” the attorney general said.

Barr said the decision was made in response to violent riots in Lafayette Square over the previous few days.

“On Sunday [May 31], things reached a crescendo. The officers were pummeled with bricks. Crowbars were used to pry up the pavers at the park and they were hurled at police. There were fires set in not only St. John’s Church, but a historic building at Lafayette was burned down,” he said.

He said these incidents prompted the Park Police on May 31 to prepare a plan “to clear H Street and put … a larger perimeter around the White House so they could build a more permanent fence on Lafayette.” He added that he gave the green light to the plan at 2 p.m. the next day.

“Police have to move protesters, sometimes peaceful demonstrators, for a short distance in order to accomplish public safety. And that’s what was done here,” Barr said.

The decision to clear the square prompted Black Lives Matter D.C. and several protesters to sue the Trump administration (pdf) for allegedly ordering the law enforcement personnel to carry out directives that violated their free speech and other constitutional rights.

A number of House lawmakers are also seeking answers regarding the Trump Administration’s actions on that day.

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US Congressman: Having Better Quality Allies is the Greatest Advantage Over the CCP

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Congressman Michael Gallagher is a member of the bipartisan committee China Task Force which oversees congressional strategy on China and develops legislative policies to curtail Chinese influence. On Monday, June 8, he indicated that having better quality allies is the biggest advantage the United States has against the Chinese Communist Party.

Mike Gallagher said: “The core of competition will come down between the U.S. and China who has better quality friends. We start from an enormous advantage in that area. China doesn’t want friends, it wants vassals, states, and abuses other countries as barbarians to be handled.”

He believes that the CCP is the greatest threat to the U.S. in all time, involving areas such as the economy, national security, and politics. In the present U.S.-China competition, the U.S. takes the slowest and weakest response in the area of ideology.

Gallagher further explained: “There is a naive temptation to believe that the conflicts in the U.S.-China relationships are just the product of the Trump administration’s more hawkish approach. Part of it is related to how we underestimate the way in which Xi and the CCP look at this ideological lens.”

Gallagher believes that the nature of the CCP has not changed for decades and what worries him the most is the united front infiltration used by the CCP to divide the international community. Being a friend member of the Australia Parliament, he recently publicly condemned the CCP for using economic intimidation to retaliate against Australia’s call for an independent investigation into the origin of the CCP virus.

Gallagher reiterated: “[The] Wolf Warrior Diplomacy we talked about before is now something of a truism which expresses the way in which they are trying to drive wedges throughout the free world, but I think it’s actually uniting the free world, at least the Five Eyes.”

Last Friday, June 5, congressmen and politicians from eight democratic countries, including the U.S., formed the “Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China”. Gallagher believes that the current CCP virus pandemic and the Hong Kong situation have awakened many countries to form a joint effort to contain the Chinese Communist Party.

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Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Police Shooting

Atlanta’s police chief resigned Saturday hours after a black man was fatally shot by officers in a struggle following a field sobriety test. Authorities said the slain man had grabbed an officer’s Taser, but was running away when he was shot.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the resignation of Police Chief Erika Shields at a Saturday news conference as roughly 150 protesters marched outside the Wendy’s restaurant where 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot late Friday. The mayor also said she called for the immediate firing of the officer who opened fire at Brooks.

“I do not believe that this was a justified use of deadly force and have called for the immediate termination of the officer,” Bottoms said.

She said it was Shields’ own decision to step aside as police chief and that she would remain with the city in an undetermined role. Interim Corrections Chief Rodney Bryant would serve as interim police chief until a permanent replacement is found.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the shooting, said the deadly confrontation started with officers responding to a complaint that a man was sleeping in a car blocking the restaurant’s drive-thru lane. The GBI said Brooks failed a field sobriety test and then resisted officers’ attempts to arrest him.

The GBI released security camera video of the shooting Saturday. The footage shows a man running from two police officers as he raises a hand, which is holding some type of object, toward an officer a few steps behind him. The officer draws his gun and fires as the man keeps running, then falls to the ground in the parking lot.

GBI Director Vic Reynolds said Brooks had grabbed a Taser from one of the officers and appeared to point it at the officer as he fled, prompting the officer to reach for his gun.

“In a circumstance like this where an officer is involved in the use of deadly force, the public has a right to know what happened,” GBI Director Vic Reynolds told a news conference on a day when protesters gathered at the scene of the shooting and in other areas of Atlanta.

The security camera video does not show Brooks’ the initial struggle with police.

The shooting came at a time of heightened tension over police brutality and calls for reforms across the United States following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Atlanta was among U.S. cities where large crowds of protesters took to the streets.

A crowd of roughly 150 demonstrators, including members of Brooks’ family, gathered Saturday outside the restaurant where he was shot. Police shut down streets for several blocks around the restaurant as protesters marched peacefully in the streets.

Among them was Crystal Brooks, who said she is Rayshard Brooks’ sister-in-law.

“He wasn’t causing anyone any harm,” she said. “The police went up to the car and even though the car was parked they pulled him out of the car and started tussling with him.”

She added, “He did grab the Taser, but he just grabbed the Taser and ran.”

Gerald Griggs, an attorney and a vice president of Atlanta’s NAACP chapter, estimated there were 150 people protesting at the scene as he walked with them Saturday afternoon.

“The people are upset,” Griggs said. “They want to know why their dear brother Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed when he was merely asleep on the passenger side and not doing anything.”

Even though Brooks struggled with officers, Griggs said, “they could have used nonlethal force to take him down.”

Reynolds said his agents worked through the night interviewing witnesses and reviewing video. He said their findings show that Brooks tried to fight off two officers when they tried to arrest him and at one point managed to take a Taser away from one of them.

A security camera recorded Brooks “running or fleeing from Atlanta police officers,” Reynolds said. “It appears that he has in his hand a Taser.”

During a short foot chase Brooks “turns around and it appears at that time he points a Taser at an Atlanta officer,” Reynolds said. That’s when the officer drew his gun and shot Brooks, he said, estimating the officer fired three times.

Atlanta Deputy Police Chief Timothy Peek told reporters late Friday that both officers deployed their Tasers in an attempt to subdue the suspect but were unable to “stop the aggression of the fight.”

Reynolds said his agents will turn over results of their investigation to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, whose office will decide whether criminal charges are warranted against either of the officers.

Howard said Saturday his office had already gotten involved.

“My office has already launched an intense, independent investigation of the incident,” Howard said in a statement, saying members of his staff “were on scene shortly after the shooting, and we have been in investigative sessions ever since to identify all of the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.”

Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat who gained national prominence running for governor in 2018, tweeted Saturday of the shooting that “sleeping in a drive-thru must not end in death.”

“The killing of #RayshardBrooks in Atlanta last night demands we severely restrict the use of deadly force,” Abrams’ tweet said. “Yes, investigations must be called for—but so too should accountability.”

The officers involved in the shooting were not identified.

Brooks died after being taken to an Atlanta hospital. One of the officers was treated and released for unspecified injuries.

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Han Kuo-yu was the first municipality leader in Taiwan’s history to be recalled

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Han Kuo-yu is the first Taiwan mayor ever removed from the office. Some netizens prepared a short film showing how Han dishonored his promises, as well as his various misstatements, and more importantly, his close relationship with the CCP.

Why did Kaohsiung citizens vote to oust Han in 2020? In November 2018, Han was elected as the mayor of Kaohsiung, the third-largest city in Taiwan; but started a campaign for president less than five months later. He also made a lot of misstatements, making him a controversial figure. It was revealed in 2019 that Han was part of the Ph.D. program of Government and Management at Peking University in China from 2001 to 2009. Thus, he is basically an agent trained by the CCP. Although Han Kuo-Yu denies it, his relationship with the CCP has always been in question.

In a press conference with reporters on November 27, 2019.

A reporter asked: “Do you think the CCP has intervened in Taiwan’s elections? Will you call on the CCP to not interfere with Taiwan’s election?”

Han replied: “When I was listening to you, my right ear was ringing. Now I have to listen with my left ear, which media are you with? Report your media name first.”

In another press conference with the media on June 9th, 2019.

A reporter asked: “ Hong Kong people are marching through Hong Kong today, protesting Hong Kong

government’s amendment to the Extradition Bill.”

Han replied: “I don’t know, I don’t know about that.”

On June 17th, 2019.

A reporter mentioned: “Millions of Hong Kong people protested on the streets yesterday.”

Han then responded: “ Oh, okay, thank you, thank you.”

Han has avoided talking about the CCP and the Hong Kong people protesting the extradition bill. In March 2019, Han visited the CCP Liaison Office in Hong Kong without a public announcement, which triggered a national uproar. He still has not explained the purpose of his visit. The overwhelming public resentment and his vague relationship with the CCP set off a wave of movements to recall him.

Three times, Han filed appeals with the Taipei High Administrative Court to suspend the recall vote. Each was rejected.

Some netizens prepared a three-minute film showing how Han has not met his promises since he was elected, as well as various misstatements and misbehaviors he made, which almost explain why Kaohsiung people wanted Han removed from office. Video clip: “Car racing, horse racing, Disney, casino, Ferris wheel, spokesman, a city that gives citizens a lot of hope. This is Kaohsiung.” Tallying the promises made by the Kaohsiung Mayor, Han Kuo-Yu, very few were achieved. As soon as he was elected as mayor, he rushed to become a presidential candidate. The recall movement supporters see Han as totally lacking integrity.

 Current affairs commentator Wen Long-dong said: “Kaohsiung people don’t want a mayor whose actions don’t match his fancy words; plus, he is pro-China (CCP).” Hsu Yung-ming, Chairman of the New Power Party, said: “I think Han Kuo-yu better clarify his relationship with China (CCP) before the recall vote and apologize to the public for visiting the (Hong Kong) Liaison Office.”

 On June 6, the recall vote day, the number of votes in favor of Han Kuo-yu’s recall exceeded the minimum threshold of 574,996. Under Taiwanese law, the recall of a municipal leader requires a turnout of at least 25 percent of eligible voters — 574,996 in this case — and a majority vote in favor of the recall.

 Han Kuo-yu held a press conference and talked about his gratitude, regrets, and blessings, but didn’t apologize and didn’t accept any interviews.

Han Kuo-yu said: “If led in a good direction, this city will shine. I look forward to the next mayor, who will also enable Kaohsiung’s municipal administration to prosper, and let Kaohsiung citizens live in peace and happiness.”

According to information from the Kaohsiung City Election Commission at 6 p.m. on June 6, the number of ballots in favor of the recall was 939,090, which exceeded the 892,545 votes Han received when he was elected mayor in 2018. The four leaders of the recall initiative said that the victory belongs to all Kaohsiung citizens and called for putting down the opposition after the recall vote and reconstructing Kaohsiung together.

Chen Kuan-jong, the legal leader of the recall initiative, said: “Starting today, please return home and hug your family members, embrace people with different points of view, and embrace people around you and all Kaohsiung people. Next, let’s rebuild Kaohsiung together.”

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Massachusetts Records Lowest COVID-19 Increase Since April 15

Massachusetts has recorded the lowest rate of CCP virus increase, however, authorities express concern that people under the lockdown have stopped visiting doctors and hospitals for other health issues.

“People aren’t stopping having heart attacks and strokes because of the pandemic,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on June 12.

Azar was joined by Gov. Charlie Baker on the tour. Baker said that the seven-day average positive test rate for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus for the state decreased again to 3.4 percent—which according to him means an 88 percent reduction in the positive tests since April 15.

Azar said in the Boston area, colonoscopies, mammograms, and joint replacements decreased by 90 percent during the pandemic just because people “are not seeking needed medical care.”

Cardiac surgeries decreased by 70 percent and stroke hospitalizations went down by 58 percent and heart attack hospitalizations by 33 percent.

As the hospitals came under stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, non-essential hospital visits were stopped.

Phase 1 reopening last month allowed all emergency visits and the phase 2 opening allowed routine doctor’s office visits, dentist appointments, and vision care.

“We’ve got to balance the health risks of the virus against the health risks of forgoing all of this necessary medical care,” Azar said.

Federal Government’s Work on Vaccine

During his visit to Beth Israel, Azar said for the federal government to meet its early 2021 deadline for the CCP virus vaccine, it will have to pull “the inefficiency out” of various drug development timelines.

“President Trump was confronted by the drug companies’ timelines and found them to be unacceptable,” he said.

“Normally, the drug companies progress stage by stage with timed delays in between, then scale up manufacturing. What we’re doing is deploying the entire power and financial resources of the federal government to advance all those timelines—never compromising on the safety or efficacy, but rather reducing inefficiency.”

Azar said the Trump administration has set a goal of administering 300 million doses of vaccine by early 2021.

Azar and Baker also talked about the vaccine that Beth Israel has been working on with Johnson & Johnson.

“Provides a significant amount of optimism to all of us who are looking for both treatments and vaccines as a big part of how we—not only here in Massachusetts but around the country and across the globe—deal with COVID-19 as we go forward,” said Baker.

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Hongkonger Injured in Knife Attack While Defending Epoch Times Staffer Says He Has No Regrets

A man who was hospitalized after defending an Epoch Times staffer during a knife attack in Hong Kong said he did not regret his actions and called for fellow citizens to safeguard the city’s freedoms.

Jerry, a part-time videographer with the Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times, was attacked by a knife-wielding man in a white shirt while covering a pro-democracy protest in Kwun Tong district at around 9 p.m. on June 12.

The bystander, who the police had identified as a 21-year-old male at a Saturday press conference, grabbed the knife with his bare hands to stop the assailant. Police did not disclose his name.

According to a friend who accompanied the victim at the hospital, the knife severed two nerves in his hand. He was scheduled for surgery Saturday morning, said Kwun Tong district councilor Kinda Li.

Despite the serious injury, the man struck a defiant tone, expressing hope that Hongkongers could “live up to their expectations” and stand ready to defend their values.

“A lot of people might have the mentality that ‘if I don’t come out this time, I can do it next time,’ or that ‘even if I don’t come out, many others will.’ They therefore choose not to stand up,” the friend told The Epoch Times, relaying his message. “But this mindset is contagious.”

For six months last year, Hong Kong was rocked with mass protests against Beijing’s growing encroachment into the city’s autonomy. Beijing last month imposed a national security law for the city, bypassing Hong Kong’s legislature, which critics fear will crush the city’s freedoms. The move reignited the pro-democracy movement, sparking several protests in recent weeks.

The man said he believes pro-Beijing instigators like the attacker would not be so “out of control” if the two million Hongkongers who took to the streets to call for greater freedoms last June could come together to prevent similar acts of intimidation from recurring.

Before the attack, the assailant shouted pro-Beijing slogans in front of a street stand adorned with pro-democracy slogans and images in an area nearby the Epoch Times photographer, according to Hong Kong media.

“Quite frankly, I’m not scared to be stabbed to death on the street, what I fear is to see people’s hearts turning cold and apathetic, indifferent to everything around them,” the 21-year-old said, according to his friend.

The Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times in a statement expressed appreciation and respect toward the bystander, adding that they hope he can quickly recover.

The outlet also condemned the violence of the assailant and urged Hong Kong police to investigate the incident and the person’s background.

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A man threatens an Epoch Times staffer and other citizens with his knife in Hong Kong, on June 12, 2020. (Jerry/The Epoch Times)

The attacker is in police custody. According to the police, the man is a 27-year-old male surnamed Kwong. They had found a knife box along with two and a half tablets during a body search. A fruit knife approximately 7.5 inches long was found on the ground at the scene.

Kwong was charged with wounding and striking to cause bodily harm, as well as possessing poison.

The Hong Kong Journalist Association expressed “strong condemnation” toward the violent attack on the reporter and called for a thorough investigation into the person’s motivation.

Jerry sustained minor hand injuries and did not request hospitalization.

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Human Remains Found in Idaho Identified as Lori Vallow’s Children

Idaho police confirmed the two sets of human remains found at Chad Daybell’s home were those of two missing children who had not been seen since September, according to a news release issued Saturday.

Daybell is married to Lori Vallow, the mother of the children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow.

A search warrant was executed Tuesday at Daybell’s home in Fremont County, near the Wyoming border, where the remains were found. After being taken to the medical examiner’s office, the bodies were identified as JJ and Tylee.

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Kay and Larry Woodcock. (Courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com)

“It is not the outcome we had hoped; to be able to find the children safe. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of JJ and Tylee,” the Rexburg Police Department said in a news release.

Tylee was last seen when she visited Yellowstone National Park on September 8 with her brother, her mother and her uncle, Alex Cox, according to authorities. JJ was last seen at a school in Idaho later that month.

Vallow and Daybell married in November, not long after their previous spouses died and Vallow’s children were last seen.

Daybell appeared in court Wednesday on charges of destroying evidence. His bail was set at $1 million.

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Chad Daybell in a booking photo provided by the Rexburg Police Department. (Rexburg Police Department/AP)

The charges against Daybell are part of a sprawling investigation that has stretched from Idaho to Arizona to Hawaii, picked up connections to a deep religious ideology, and raised new questions about the deaths of other family members.

Vallow is currently awaiting trial for multiple charges, including two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children, according to a criminal complaint filed with an Idaho court.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.

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