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China: Daily Scan, November 11, 2022

Standing Committee of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee discusses optimizing COVID-19 response: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee met on Thursday to hear a report on COVID-19 response, discuss and arrange 20 measures to further optimize epidemic prevention and control work. Click here to read…

Xi steers import expo into global platform for sharing Chinese opportunities: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2022

Entering its fifth edition this year, the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai has become a vital platform for promoting trade, investment and global cooperation, and a “golden gate” to the vast Chinese market. Click here to read…

China to grant zero-tariff treatment to 10 least-developed countries: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2022

China will grant zero-tariff treatment to 98 percent of taxable items from 10 least-developed countries in a bid to promote an open global economy. Starting from Dec. 1, China will waive all tariffs on 98 percent of the related imports from Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, according to the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council. Click here to read…

China front-loads 2023 central budget funds: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2022

China has allocated multiple funds from its 2023 central budget in advance to support local government work, the Ministry of Finance said Thursday. Specifically, a total of 211.5 billion yuan (about 29.2 billion U.S. dollars) of transfer payments have been prearranged to ensure food security and stabilize agricultural production, according to the ministry. Click here to read…

Chinese firm plans to develop commercial remote sensing satellite system: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2022

The China Siwei Surveying and Mapping Technology will build its new-generation commercial remote sensing satellite system by 2025, the Science and Technology Daily reported Thursday. Click here to read…

PLA Navy brings ship-based aircraft to Airshow China: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has exhibited an array of its maritime combat equipment, including ship-based aircraft, at the ongoing Airshow China 2022. At the airshow, audiences have the chance to observe more than 10 types of navy equipment, including J-15 carrier-based fighter jet, Z-9S ship-based helicopter, and KJ-500H reconnaissance and early warning aircraft. Click here to read…

Pilot projects lead to spate of business reforms: Qiushi
November 10, 2022

A raft of reforms to improve the business climate, including steps to eliminate regional protectionism and streamline business registration, will be rolled out nationwide after being piloted in six cities last year, according to a notice released by the central government. Click here to read…

Beijing, Tianjin provide aerosolized vaccine as booster shots, latest move to combat Omicron flare-ups in China: Global Times
November 10, 2022

China’s capital city Beijing and North China’s Tianjin Municipality have started to provide aerosolized adenovirus vector vaccine as booster shots starting from Thursday following a couple of cities including Shanghai, as COVID-19 flare-ups caused by highly transmissible Omicron variants have been reported across the country, with number of new infections in Beijing particularly rising lately. Click here to read…

China to promote multilateralism, globalization as ‘Asian moment’ arrives: Global Times
November 10, 2022

For the next few days, the world’s attention will shift toward Southeast Asia, where countries are scheduled to host three major international and regional summits. They are trying to seek solutions and consensus amid growing geopolitical turbulence and the long-lasting impact of COVID-19. As the “Asian moment” starts, with the ASEAN summit, G20 and APEC meetings kicking off one after another, China is expected to continue advocating for multilateralism, free trade and a higher level of globalization in the face of mounting challenges, further deepen cooperation with developing countries and play the role of stabilizer in regional and global affairs, experts said. Click here to read…

China exhibits fighter jet engine with 2D thrust vectoring control nozzle: Global Times
November 10, 2022

China for the first time exhibited a turbofan engine with a 2D thrust vectoring control nozzle at the ongoing Airshow China 2022 held in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province, with experts saying on Thursday that such an engine could provide aircraft, particularly fighter jets, with enhanced maneuverability and stealth capability, and it reflects the rapid development of China’s aero engine sector overall. Click here to read…

Global chip giants step up presence in Chinese market, defying US coercion: Global Times
November 10, 2022

Global companies in the integrated circuit (IC) sector continued to rush to display their latest technologies at the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, where a designated display zone was set up for ICs for the second consecutive year, underscoring growing foreign firms’ confidence in China’s IC market despite the US’ strengthened blockade and calls for decoupling. Click here to read…

Alibaba’s Singles Day shopping event set to end with subdued sales and no fanfare: Reuters
November 10, 2022

As Alibaba Group (9988.HK) wraps up the world’s biggest online shopping festival on Friday, the operative word seems to be flat – potentially flat sales and flat in tone with the Chinese e-commerce giant not even holding its usual gala show. The Singles Day shopping festival, which despite its name has evolved into a multi-week event, is a key barometer of Chinese retail demand. Consumer sentiment is, however, at a low ebb – hit hard by China’s stringent COVID curbs and a sharply slowing economy. Click here to read…

China’s modernization expected to bring wide-ranging global benefits: Qiushi
November 11, 2022

Wide-ranging benefits are awaiting both China and the world as the country is marching on the Chinese path to modernization — a holistic vision set out at the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, officials and experts said. Click here to read…

China hosts 3rd Int’l Army Forum on Military Education: China Military
November 11, 2022

The Army Engineering University of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) hosted the third International Army Forum on Military Education via video link in Nanjing city, east China’s Jiangsu province, from Nov. 8 to 9. Click here to read…

Standing Committee of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee discusses optimizing COVID-19 response: China Military
November 11, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee met on Thursday to hear a report on COVID-19 response, discuss and arrange 20 measures to further optimize epidemic prevention and control work. Click here to read…

Pilot project to protect folk cultures: China Daily
November 11, 2022

A total of 12 areas across China have been required to innovate, protect and develop the copyright of Chinese folk cultures as a national pilot program. The pilot consists of four provincial-level areas — Jiangsu, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region — as well as eight cities, including Weifang in Shandong province, Huangshan in Anhui province and Jincheng in Shanxi province. Click here to read…

Radar used for detecting satellites put on market: China Daily
November 11, 2022

In modern military operations, reconnaissance and counter-reconnaissance have become major determinants of outcomes in combat. Great powers are unprecedentedly reliant on space-based assets, mostly low-orbiting satellites, to spy upon their rivals and adversaries, posing a challenge to those parties on how to detect spy satellites and take countermeasures. Click here to read…

Guangzhou announces new measures to control COVID-19: China Daily
November 11, 2022

Haizhu district, the epicenter of this round of COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, has further strengthened its prevention and control measures starting Friday. According to the new measures that will last until the end of Sunday, all the residents in the district are required to stay at home unless absolutely necessary to limit the flow of people. Click here to read…

PLA Navy’s 3rd Type 075 amphibious assault ship makes training debut: Global Times
November 11, 2022

The Anhui, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s third Type 075 amphibious assault ship, recently conducted realistic combat-oriented training, the PLA Navy announced on Thursday. This indicates that the vessel has entered active service, analysts said. With the hull number 33, the Anhui carried out the exercises in an undisclosed sea region, the PLA Navy announced on Thursday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 26, 2022

Sri Lanka asks China for help with trade, investment and tourism: Reuters
July 25, 2022

Sri Lanka has asked China to help with trade, investment and tourism to help it grow sustainably, Colombo’s envoy to Beijing said on Monday as it negotiates for an emergency $4 billion package to help it emerge from an economic meltdown. Click here to read…

Chinese FM stresses peace, stability in South China Sea for regional development: Xinhuanet
July 25, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Monday that peace and stability in the South China Sea are important prerequisites for regional development. Wang made the remarks when addressing the opening ceremony of a seminar commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) by video. Click here to read…

China’s expressway network links 95 pct of population: Xinhuanet
July 25, 2022

China has made solid progress in building a national road network to improve inter-area transport layout and increase traffic capacity, with its expressways linking about 95 percent of the population, official data showed. Click here to read…

Shaoyang University Party chief removed following overseas doctorate candidates hire controversy: Global Times
July 25, 2022

The Party secretary of Shaoyang University in Central China’s Hunan Province was removed from office and the university was required to make corrections, Hunan provincial education authorities announced on Sunday. The move is in response to the controversy after it was revealed the school spent 18 million yuan ($2.67 million) hiring 23 employees with doctorate degrees from a university in the Philippines, triggering netizens’ query over the legality of the practice and the value of the doctorate degrees. Click here to read…

Sense of security among Chinese people reaches 98.62% in 2021: Ministry of Public Security: Global Times
July 25, 2022

The sense of security among Chinese people increased to 98.62 percent in 2021, the highest level over the past decade and China is widely regarded by the international community as one of the safest countries in the world, the Ministry of Public Security stated on Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese authorities ramp up financial support for culture, tourism industries: Global Times
July 25, 2022

China’s central bank and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Monday jointly released a notice about enhancing financial support for culture and tourism industries, including expanding financing measures and lowering the financing costs for companies, so as to boost the recovery of this COVID-battered sector. Click here to read…

Chinese vice premier attends inaugural meeting of China Mineral Resources Group: Xinhuanet
July 26, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng attended the inaugural meeting of China Mineral Resources Group Ltd. in Beijing on Monday. Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, unveiled the nameplate of the company at the meeting. Click here to read…

Chinese defense minister urges enhanced China-Africa peace, security cooperation: Xinhuanet
July 26, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe has called for enhancing China-Africa peace and security cooperation at the ministerial meeting of the second China-Africa Peace and Security Forum held via video link Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 98 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 26, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 98 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 37 in Gansu, 32 in Guangxi and 16 in Sichuan, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 770 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 13 provincial-level regions on Monday. Click here to read…

China planning more digital advances: Qiushi
July 26, 2022

China will leverage digital technologies to further upgrade industrial production, people’s lifestyles and governance as part of its broader push to seize new opportunities and respond to new challenges in the next wave of digitalization, officials and experts said. Click here to read…

Digital service, production flourish across China: Qiushi
July 26, 2022

A man visits a digital experience center in a warehouse in Beijing, and a digital figure appears on the screen. The figure mimics his every movement, and it can even dance with him. Click here to read…

Xi extends congratulations to new Indian president: China Military
July 26, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Droupadi Murmu on her assuming office as the president of the Republic of India. In his message, Xi pointed out that China and India are important neighbors of each other, and that a healthy and stable China-India relationship is in line with the fundamental interests of the two countries and their people, as well as conducive to peace, stability and development in the region and across the world. Click here to read…

Temples urged to check tablets: China Daily
July 26, 2022

Many Buddhist associations across China have demanded temples check their memorial tablets after a temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, was found to have had tablets commemorating Japanese war criminals for about four years. Click here to read…

UN chief appoints Li Junhua of China as next under-secretary-general for economic, social affairs: Global Times
July 26, 2022

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed Li Junhua of China as the next under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs. Li, who is currently ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of China to Italy and San Marino, will succeed Liu Zhenmin of China, to whom the secretary-general is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the world body, according to a statement issued by the secretary-general’s office. Click here to read…

China’s Xizang doubles efforts to protect glaciers, snow mountains in recent years: People’s Daily
July 26, 2022

In recent years, southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region has stepped up efforts to protect glaciers and snow mountains and improve the management of these resources. It has also carried out scientific studies on the unique geographical environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to make the conservation of the plateau more scientific. Click here to read…

Ant Group executives left Alibaba Partnership after China crackdown: Reuters
July 26, 2022

Ant Group executives are no longer part of Alibaba Partnership, a body that can nominate the majority of the e-commerce giant’s board, Alibaba’s annual report released on Tuesday showed, as the pair decouple after Beijing’s sweeping regulatory crackdown. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 11, 2022

Afghanistan
Afghan Coal Sold to Companies Linked to Pakistan Army: Analyst: Tolo News

Owners of coal factories in Afghanistan said the Afghan coal is being sold to three Pakistani companies: Fauji Fertilizer Power Station, Cherat Cement Factory and Lucky Cement and Coal. Economists said these companies are connected with the Pakistan Army. Click here to read…

Islamic Emirate Leader Vows to Enforce Islamic Law Across Country: Tolo News

The supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada, vowed to enforce the Islamic system in Afghanistan. In audio recorded from Eid prayers in Eid-Gaah Mosque in Kandahar, Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic Emirate’s leader, said that the laws which were not based on Sharia in the previous government will be demolishedClick here to read…

Kabul Sees Hike in Customs Revenue amid Hunger Strikes: The Khaama Press

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) said it has collected more than 24 billion Afs in revenue from customs offices within the first three months of the fiscal year – a promising figure for a country that has been suffering from financial loose since the fall last August. Click here to read…

Bangladesh
Commit to country’s wellbeing with spirit of sacrifice: PM- The Daily Star

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on the eve of the holy Eid-Ul-Azha, has urged all to devote themselves to the welfare of the country while being imbued with the spirit of sacrifice. Click here to read…

Forfeit leaseholders’ deposits if they don’t clean up cattle markets: Mayor Atiqul- The Daily Star

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md Atiqul Islam today said deposit money of leaseholders will be declared forfeit if they do not clean up cattle markets under DNCC. Click here to read…

Over 12 crore Bangladeshis can’t afford a healthy diet- The Daily Star

It is roughly Tk 286 ($3.064) in Bangladesh whereas the global average is about Tk 331 ($3.54), according to the UN’s flagship report styled “The state of food security and nutrition in the world 2022: Repurposing Food and Agricultural Policies to Make Healthy Diets More Affordable.” Click here to read…

Dhaka cattle markets finally booming- The Daily Star

After seeing a scarcity of customers, Dhaka’s cattle markets have started gaining momentum after Juma prayers yesterday, as a huge number of buyers rushed to the markets. Click here to read…

“Recall with gratitude Abe’s contributions to elevating Bangladesh-Japan relations”- The Daily Star

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (July 8, 2022) expressed deep shock at former Japanese premier Shinzo Abe’s assassination, calling his sudden demise a great loss for Japan and the world. Click here to read…

Bhutan
Bhutan embarks on small hydropower projects for energy security- Kuensel

The Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) will begin construction of three small hydropower projects, one each at Lhuentse, Zhemgang and Haa, with a total generation capacity of 104 megawatts (MW). Click here to read…

Are managed-out civil servants eligible to contest elections?- Kuensel

With the next parliamentary elections approaching, the political ambitions of the executives who have been managed out through the leadership assessment exercise hinges on what the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) decides. Click here to read…

Walups question legality of land, owner refutes- Kuensel

There are about 30 households in Walungna. Villagers said they were never consulted nor knew that a new settler had bought 14 acres of land above the village, once their tsamdro (grazing land). Click here to read…

Their Majesties offer prayers and butter lamps for late former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe- Bhutan Times

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen offered prayers and butter lamps at Tashichhodzong yesterday for the late former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Cabinet ministers, senior government officials, members of the diplomatic community and the Japanese community in Bhutan attended the ceremony. Click here to read…

Sudhakar Dalela appointed as next Ambassador to Bhutan- The Print

Sudhakar Dalela, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1993 batch has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Saturday. Click here to read…

Maldives
Maldives seeks loan from Bangladesh – The Daily Star

In another show of the growing strength of Bangladesh’s economy, the government might give loans to the Maldives after the Island nation sought funds. If the government agrees to the request, it will mark the second time that Bangladesh has lent money to another country. Click here to read…

Bilateral ties between Maldives and South Sudan will continue to flourish: FM Shahid – Raajje

Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has expressed confidence that the bilateral ties of friendship between Maldives and South Sudan will continue to develop and flourish in the years ahead. Minister Shahid stated this in his message of felicitations to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan, Mayiik Ayii Deng, on the occasion of their Independence Day. Click here to read…

Junta forces overrun resistance base in northwestern Myanmar – Myanmar Now

A base belonging to the anti-junta Yaw Defence Force (YDF) in Magway Region’s Htilin Township was attacked by junta troops last week, forcing resistance fighters to abandon the site and some 20m kyat (US$10,800) worth of supplies. Click here to read…

Blinken hits at ASEAN for lack of pressure on Myanmar – Federal News Network

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is criticizing Southeast Asian nations for not doing enough to press Myanmar’s military government to return the country to the path of democracy following last year’s power seizure. Click here to read…

India running out of options in Myanmar as a civil war rages and China backs the junta – National Herald India

The military junta in Myanmar, which seized power in a coup in February last year, have had luck and China on their side, making them far less vulnerable to external pressure than the Taliban in Afghanistan. Click here to read…

Junta Watch: Coup Leader Says Military Still Needed in Politics; Another ASEAN Snub, and More – The Irrawaddy

Offering a view that is the complete opposite of that held by the Myanmar people, junta chief Min Aung Hlaing said during a meeting with military personnel and their families in Pulaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region on Monday that the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s military) must continue to take a leadership role in the country’s politics and maintain its oversight position as the “guardian” of the country. Click here to read…

Nepal
NRB seeks suggestions for monetary policy- Himalayan Times

The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has sought suggestions for the monetary policy. Click here to read…

New citizenship bill does away with 7 years wait- Himalayan Times

The government registered a new citizenship bill last night proposing to continue the provision that allows foreign women married to Nepali men to obtain matrimonial naturalisation immediately after they take steps to renounce the citizenship of their mother country. Click here to read…

CPC foreign department chief Liu arrives in Kathmandu- Himalayan Times

Foreign Department Chief of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Liu Jianchao, arrived here this morning, leading an eight-member delegation. Click here to read…

Deuba government taking a leaf out of Oli’s book in obscene fashion, experts say- Kathmandu Post

A bill to amend Constitutional Council Act comes as the latest case to demonstrate current administration is no different from the previous one in disregarding rule of law. Click here to read…

Tax waiver sets off investment rush in automobile assembly plants- Kathmandu Post

Six motor vehicle assembly companies with a combined capital of Rs6.83 billion have been registered with the Industry Department in the current fiscal year. Click here to read…

Govt holds discussion with UML leader Nembang on citizenship bill- Republica

The government has expedited consultation with the main opposition party to endorse the citizenship bill through parliament. Click here to read…

Deuba protested Oli’s intent to change Constitutional Council rules. But, he is proposing the same changes now- OnlineKhabar

KP Sharma Oli issued the same ordinance between 2019 and 2021 introducing changes in the rules of the operation of the Constitutional Council. The ordinance was never endorsed in parliament as the then main opposition Nepali Congress was against it. Click here to read…

No closure after Nepal’s insurgency- Nepali Times

Sixteen years after the conflict ended, families still struggle for transitional justice. Click here to read…

Pakistan
Severe urban flooding in Karachi after record heavy downpour: The Express Tribune

The port city is facing severe urban flooding and continuous torrential rainfall since Sunday night with predictions that heavy downpour will continue for hours to come on Monday. Click here to read…

Deadline extended for energy standards: The Express Tribune

The government has extended the deadline for implementing the minimum energy performance standards for electric fans in an effort to minimise
power outages. Click here to read…

PM Shahbaz Shaarif extends Eid greetings to Erdogan, King Hamad: The News

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday held a telephonic call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, conveyed warm greetings to the government and people of Türkiye on the happy occasion of Eidul Azha. Click here to read…

Editorial: CPEC resumption: Dawn

Work has reportedly resumed on the Main Line 1 (ML-1) upgradation project, the largest component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan and the centrepiece of the second phase of CPEC. Click here to read…

Two PMLN ministers resign to participate in by-poll campaign: The News

Former speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and former provincial health minister Khwaja Salman Raffique resigned from their posts. PMLN Deputy Secretary Information and Punjab Law Minister Atta Tarar said that both the PMLN leaders had resigned from their posts to participate in the by-election campaign. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka
GR confirms to resign on Wednesday; Presidential Polls before March- The Daily Mirror

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will end his presidency on Wednesday after handing in his resignation to the Parliament Speaker after which a decision has been taken to hold a presidential and parliamentary election before March next year, senior political sources told Daily Mirror last evening. Click here to read…

Slain Japanese PM’s funeral tomorrow; SL declares day of mourning- The Daily Mirror

Tomorrow, the country will observe a state of mourning as a mark of respect to the longest served late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Click here to read…

More than 1.5mn litrs of fuel distributed so far: LIOC MD- The Daily Mirror

More than 1.5 million litres of petrol and diesel have been released for distribution so far from the oil terminal at Trincomalee, Manoj Gupta, Managing Director, Lanka IOC PLC said. Click here to read…

India denies report of sending Indian troops to SL- The Daily Mirror
The Indian High Commission in Colombo categorically denied speculative reports in sections of media and social media about India sending her troops to Sri Lanka. Click here to read…

Pope Francis appeals for peace for SL- The Daily Mirror

Pope Francis has renewed his appeal for peace in Sri Lanka today. “I unite myself to the sorrow of the Sri Lankan people, who continue to suffer the effects of political and economic instability,” Pope Francis said on Sunday, following the weekly prayers. Click here to read…

India always stands with Sri Lanka, no refugee crisis at the moment: Jaishankar- The Daily Mirror

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said that India has been providing assistance to Sri Lanka and is monitoring the developments in the island nation adding that there is no refugee crisis now. Click here to read…

EU calls on all parties to focus on a peaceful, democratic transition in SL- The Daily Mirror

The European Union (EU) today called on all parties to cooperate and focus on a peaceful, democratic and orderly transition in Sri Lanka. Click here to read…

US urges SL leaders to work ‘quickly’ to address ‘discontent’- The Daily Mirror

As President Gotabaya Rajapaksa prepares to step down, the United States calls on “the Sri Lankan Parliament to approach this juncture with a commitment to the betterment of the nation – not any one political party,” a State Department spokesperson said as Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Thailand. Click here to read…

IMF hopes for resolution of SL crisis to allow bailout talks- The Daily Mirror

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it is hoping for a resolution to Sri Lanka’s political turmoil that will allow a resumption of talks for a bailout package after a violent day of protests. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 22, 2022

China’s top legislature starts standing committee session: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, started its 35th session Tuesday in Beijing. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the session’s first plenary meeting. Click here to read…

Wang Menghui elected Party chief of China’s Hubei: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

Wang Menghui has been elected secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Wang was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 12th CPC Hubei Provincial Committee on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China addresses fiscal irregularities following audit: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

China has almost addressed all the fiscal irregularities spotted by auditors between June 2020 and May 2021, the country’s top auditor said Tuesday. Such rectifications involve improvements to more than 1,520 rules and regulations, while more than 8,300 people have been held accountable, said Hou Kai, auditor general of the National Audit Office of China (CNAO), who delivered a report at the ongoing bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee. Click here to read…

Qingdao summit sees 99 foreign-investment projects inked: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

A total of 99 major foreign-investment projects have been inked at the third Qingdao Multinationals Summit, which concluded on Tuesday in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. Click here to read…

Chinese SOEs to recruit more university graduates: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are set to recruit more university and college graduates this year amid efforts to bolster employment, according to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. Click here to read…

Shipbuilder delivers first methanol hybrid tanker: China Daily
June 21, 2022

The country’s first methanol-propelled dual-fuel vessel was delivered on Monday in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The vessel was developed and built by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI), which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. It is a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp. Click here to read…

China’s weather satellites to share data globally: China Daily
June 21, 2022

The head of the China Meteorological Administration, Zhuang Guotai announced that the data produced by the country’s two Fengyun series meteorological satellites will be shared with global users. He made the remarks at the 75th session of the Executive Council of World Meteorological Organization on Monday. Fengyun 3E and Fengyun 4B are used to help monitor and forecast weather, as well as prevent and mitigate disasters. Click here to read…

PLA warships circumnavigate Japan in distance sea drills amid US, Japanese provocations: Global Times
June 21, 2022

Led by the Type 055 large destroyer Lhasa, a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy flotilla reportedly sailed from northwest to the east and south sides of Japan on Monday and Tuesday after making transits in three strategic straits near the island country, and the vessels are expected to make a full circle around Japan if they are to continue in their path and return to base, similarly to a voyage by a Chinese-Russian joint flotilla last year. Click here to read…

More in G-7 now view China as “threat” than ally : Kyodo
June 21, 2022

China’s perception in Group of Seven developed nations has worsened due to Beijing’s failure to explicitly condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, with more people considering it a “threat” compared with before Moscow’s invasion, according to survey results released Tuesday. Click here to read…

China gives up host role with call for urgent meeting on biodiversity, UN says: South China Morning Post
June 21, 2022

China on Tuesday officially gave up its role as host of the UN Biodiversity Conference, which had been set to take place in the city of Kunming but now will be moved to Montreal, Canada. The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) announced on Tuesday that the UN Biodiversity Conference, known as COP15, would be held in Canada in December. Click here to read…

U.S. import ban over China’s forced labor in Xinjiang takes effect: Kyodo
June 22, 2022

A U.S. law broadly banning imports from China’s Xinjiang region took effect Tuesday, a move aimed at adding pressure over Beijing’s alleged use of forced labor among the Uyghur minority that could pose supply chain challenges. Click here to read…

China supercomputer achieves global first with ‘brain-scale’ AI model: South China Morning Post
June 22, 2022

Chinese scientists say a new supercomputer is so fast it has successfully run an artificial intelligence model as sophisticated as a human brain. The achievement puts the Newest Generation Sunway supercomputer on a par with Frontier, the latest machine built by the US Department of Energy, which earlier this month was named the world’s most powerful.
The Chinese team used the Sunway machine to train the AI model – called bagualu which means “alchemist’s pot” – with 174 trillion parameters, rivalling the number of synapses in the brain for the first time. Click here to read…

Outbreaks of COVID-19 in China shift to the south: Taipei Times

June 22, 2022

China’s COVID-19 outbreak is shifting to its south coast, with a flareup in Shenzhen triggering mass testing and a lockdown of some neighborhoods, while Macau — an hour’s drive away — is racing to stop its first outbreak in eight months. Click here to read…

China’s Guangdong activates top emergency response for flood: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

The flood control and drought relief headquarters of south China’s Guangdong Province upgraded its flood control emergency response to Level I at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The headquarters ordered governments of areas at risk to promptly suspend schools, production, traffic or businesses if necessary, sparing no efforts to ensure the safety of people’s lives and property and minimize disaster losses. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 10 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

The Chinese mainland Tuesday reported 10 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including four each in Beijing and Shanghai, and one each in Inner Mongolia and Guangdong, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Click here to read…

Nation’s coal king speeds up its green transition: Quishi
June 22, 2022

The Inner Mongolia autonomous region is ramping up efforts to invest in new energy as China goes full throttle on its green energy transition, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2060. As the country’s largest coal producer, the region has been adjusting its energy structure while keeping the coal flowing in recent years. In Ordos, for example, the Bortoi coal mine, which has produced 175 million metric tons of coal, is currently covered with 1.12 million photovoltaic panels that can generate up to 900 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy each year. Click here to read…

Draft set to strengthen quality, safety of agricultural products: China Daily
June 22, 2022

A draft revision to the Law on Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, for a second review on Tuesday. The draft highlights the responsibilities of ensuring agricultural products’ quality and safety during cold chain transportation and on e-commerce platforms. Click here to read…

Chinese think tank report clarifies international misconceptions about the BRICS: Global Times
June 22, 2022

Ahead of the 14th BRICS summit in Beijing, China’s top think tank released a report on Tuesday on the results the BRICS has achieved in the past and its development expectations, clarifying some misconceptions about the block. Click here to read…

Taiwan scrambles jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defence zone: Reuters
June 22, 2022

Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defence zone, including bombers that flew south of the island and into the Pacific, in the latest uptick in tensions and largest incursion since late May. Click here to read…

Ant, Alibaba plan for less intertwined future after China crackdown: Reuters
June 22, 2022

Ant Group and Alibaba are untangling their operations from each other and independently seeking new business as the Jack Ma-founded companies navigate China’s devastating regulatory crackdown, four sources familiar with the matter said. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 17, 2022

Former Supreme Court official indicted for graft: Xinhuanet
March 17, 2022

Meng Xiang, former chief of the enforcement bureau of the Supreme People’s Court, has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday. Meng’s case has been filed by the People’s Procuratorate of Zhengzhou, Henan Province, to the city’s intermediate people’s court. Click here to read…

State Council committee stresses economic, financial stability: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

The financial stability and development committee under China’s State Council held a meeting on Wednesday, urging measures to keep the country’s major economic indicators within an appropriate range and maintain stable operation of the capital market. Click here to read…

China will not pilot property tax reform in more cities in 2022: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

China’s finance ministry has said there are no suitable conditions this year to expand the country’s list of pilot cities for real estate tax reform. The judgement was made after various aspects were taken into consideration, a Ministry of Finance official told Xinhua when answering questions regarding the real estate tax reform pilot program. Click here to read…

State Council committee stresses economic, financial stability: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

The financial stability and development committee under China’s State Council held a meeting on Wednesday, urging measures to keep the country’s major economic indicators within an appropriate range and maintain stable operation of the capital market. Click here to read…

China’s education ministry stresses mental health amid epidemic: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

In the face of a resurgence of COVID-19 infections, China’s Ministry of Education has launched a variety of arrangements to maintain the provision of education at various levels while ensuring effective epidemic containment, placing increased emphasis on mental health. Click here to read…

China to offer 1 mln internship posts for job seekers: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

China will provide job seekers with no fewer than 1 million internship openings this year to help them find employment as soon as possible, authorities said on Wednesday. The openings will be arranged with concerted efforts from the government and various sectors, and the campaign will strive for the participation of employers, college graduates and unemployed young people, according to a circular released by 10 government organs, including the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Education. Click here to read…

China has 570,000 public legal service centers, says ministry: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

China has established around 570,000 public legal service centers at all levels, covering legal consulting, legal aid, and mediation, among other services, said the Ministry of Justice.

In 2021, volunteer lawyers with a national volunteer campaign on legal aid handled more than 5,000 legal assistance cases, accepted over 74,800 legal consulting requests, and delivered 1,010 lectures promoting the rule of law. They also helped resolve over 1,400 disputes, data from the ministry showed. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 1,860 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

The Chinese mainland reported 1,860 new locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections over the past day, down from 3,507 on Monday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Click here to read…

5.1-magnitude quake hits China’s Gansu, no casualties reported: Xinhuanet
March 17, 2022

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Zhangye City, northwest China’s Gansu Province, on Thursday morning, with no casualties reported as of 10 a.m., local authorities said. The earthquake took place at 8:26 a.m. Thursday. The epicenter was monitored at 39.02 degrees north latitude and 97.66 degrees east longitude, at a depth of 9 km, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Click here to read…

High-tech, green development complementary: Quishi
March 17, 2022

China’s greater efforts to promote the integration of the industrial internet, big data, artificial intelligence, 5G and other next-generation information technologies with green manufacturing will bolster the high-quality and low-carbon development of the industrial economy and inject new impetus into economic growth, officials and experts said. Click here to read…

Guarantee of labor rights in Xinjiang improves lives: China Daily
March 17, 2022

The pursuit of social progress, economic prosperity and a higher living standard is the most urgent goal for developing countries, which is in line with people’s demands, said Zheng Liang, a professor at Jinan University’s School of Journalism and Communication, adding that ensuring residents’ labor rights is a significant part of realizing that goal. Click here to read…

Prosperous province tackles low birthrate: China Daily
March 17, 2022

Last year, Jiangsu province recorded a negative natural growth rate for the first time since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The birthrate stood at 5.65 births per 1,000 people and the mortality rate at 6.77 deaths per 1,000, resulting in a growth rate of-1.12, according to the Jiangsu Bureau of Statistics. Click here to read…

Former NEA head gets 13-year bribery sentence: China Daily
March 16, 2022

Liu Baohua, former deputy head of the National Energy Administration, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for accepting bribes worth more than 70 million yuan ($11.04 million), according to ruling made by Qingdao Intermediate People’s Court in Shandong province on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese official clears monetary policies, platform management: Global Times
March 17, 2022

In what Chinese industry insiders compared to as a “fireside chats,” China’s top financial affairs watchdog pledged to bolster steady economic growth and capital markets in a meeting convened on Wednesday. The meeting had sent a fresh signal that the world’s second-largest economy will not pull punches in shoring up its economy for the year despite the downward pressure. Click here to read…

Chinese envoy debunks Ukraine crisis rumors: Global Times

March 16, 2022

Two days after China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi met with US national security advisor Jake Sullivan in Rome, Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang reiterated China’s stance on the Ukraine crisis and hit back at recent rumors and disinformation spread by some US politicians, whose conducts have showed the country’s true face of “an empire of lies” by passing the buck to China, despite knowing that the cause of the crisis is the NATO’s eastward expansion. Click here to read…

Chinese cities gather pace in facilitating rural e-commerce: People’s Daily

March 17, 2022

In order to better leverage e-commerce to sell high-quality agricultural products to more consumers and make logistics services more efficient and cost-effective, various cities in China have carried out helpful explorations to enhance brand building and improve logistics system. Click here to read…

Over 40 million under lockdown in China due to coronavirus surge: Kyodo
March 16, 2022

Over 40 million Chinese have come under lockdown due to a surge in coronavirus cases as the government in Beijing continues to pursue a radical zero-tolerance policy amid skepticism about its effectiveness in the face of the highly infectious Omicron variant. Click here to read…

Reeling from China’s crackdown, Alibaba and Tencent readying big job cuts-sources: Reuters
March 16, 2022

Alibaba Group (9988.HK) and Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) are preparing to cut tens of thousands of jobs combined this year in one of their biggest layoff rounds as the internet firms try to cope with China’s sweeping regulatory crackdown, sources said. Click here to read…

Why rich, young Chinese are less likely to spend abroad than older generations: South China Morning Post
March 17, 2022

Guangdong resident Stephen Yao used to take more than 20 overseas trips a year to buy properties for wealthy Chinese clients in popular tourist destinations like Kyoto, Bangkok, Pattaya and Kuala Lumpur. But the coronavirus pandemic brought an abrupt halt to his business, with his last overseas trip in March 2020. Unable to travel abroad due to border closures, the 46 year old and his middle-aged clients left their overseas properties vacant or rented them at rock bottom prices. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 5, 2022

China to practice list-based management for all items requiring administrative approval, implement category-based management of corporate credit risks: Xinhuanet
January 5, 2022

China will practice list-based management for all items requiring administrative approval, to regulate the exercise of power and provide more benefits for enterprises and more accessible services to the public, as decided at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday.Click here to read…

CPC issues regulations on discipline inspection commissions’ work: Xinhuanet
January 4, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued regulations on the work of the Party’s discipline inspection commissions.A circular was released demanding thorough implementation of the regulations which make comprehensive provisions on the leadership system, establishment, operation, duties and self-building of the commissions.
Click here to read…

6,660 5G base stations built in Tibet: Xinhuanet
January 4, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region built 3,083 5G base stations in 2021, bringing the number of 5G base stations in the region to 6,660 in total.The figure was released by Yan Jinhai, acting chairman of the regional government, in his government work report delivered Tuesday at the fifth session of the 11th People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region.Click here to read…

Xi signs mobilization order for military training: China Military
January 4, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday signed a mobilization order for the training of the armed forces, the first order of the Central Military Commission (CMC) in 2022. Signed by Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, the order declared the start of military training for the year.Click here to read…

Xi’an big data bureau head suspended from duty after health code system crashed twice: Global Times
January 5, 2022

Xi’an big data bureau head Liu Jun was suspended from duty for poor performance after the health code system crashed twice amid city-wide COVID-19 screening in the capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, the local authorities said on Wednesday.Click here to read…

China to implement new regulation on algorithm recommendation services: China Daily
January 4, 2022

A new set of rules on algorithm recommendation services will come into effect on March 1, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced Tuesday. The regulation, jointly issued by the CAC and three other departments, stipulates that algorithmic recommendation service providers shall not use technology to engage in illegal activities or spread illegal information, and shall take measures to prevent the dissemination of harmful online content.Click here to read…

China’s central bank issues financial technology development plan: People’s Daily
January 5, 2022

China has released a plan for the development of financial technology from 2022 to 2025 under efforts to spur the digital economy with an improved modern financial system, according to the country’s central bank on Tuesday.Click here to read…

China’s secret wind tunnel is key to testing hypersonic missiles and avoiding airborne mistakes: South China Morning Post
January 5, 2022

The world’s first wind tunnel capable of testing a full-sized hypersonic missile through the critical stages of flight has been operating in China and helped prevent expensive test failures such as setbacks seen in the United States, according to scientists involved in the Chinese project. The facility’s name, location and top Mach rating remained classified, but it had played an important role in China’s hypersonic weapons programme, allowing ground tests that could expose critical engineering and technological issues before missiles go up for a test flight, the researchers said.Click here to read…

US-China reach trade talk ‘stalemate’ despite expiry of phase-one deal as Beijing, Washington remain silent: South China Morning Post
January 5, 2022

China and the United States have reached a “stalemate” in the process to resume trade talks despite the expiry of their phase-one trade deal last week, with no clear indication from either Beijing or Washington of when the silence will be broken. A long-awaited new round of talks between China’s chief trade negotiator, Vice-Premier Liu He, and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has yet to happen.
Liu last met Tai and Yellen via separate video calls in October before the high-profile talk between Xi Jinping and US counterpart Joe Biden in mid-November.Click here to read…

China’s market regulator fines Alibaba, Tencent for failing to report deals: Reuters
January 5, 2022

China’s top market regulator said on Wednesday it has fined units of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK), Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK), and Bilibili Inc for failing to properly report about a dozen deals. According to public filings, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) placed penalties of 500,000 yuan ($78,692) on the companies per deal, the maximum under China’s 2008 anti-monopoly law.Click here to read…

China’s cyberspace regulator to require security reviews for apps that influence public opinion: Reuters
January 5, 2022

China’s cyberspace regulator on Wednesday issued draft rules governing mobile apps, stating that apps with functions that could influence public opinion will need security reviews. The regulator added that mobile app providers must not conduct activities that endanger national security.Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 24, 2021

Xi urges high-quality development of modern logistics for China’s armed forces: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the armed forces to accelerate the high-quality development of modern logistics. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in his instruction to a meeting on military logistics held in Beijing from Monday to Tuesday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses better business environment: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed advancing reform and opening up, and optimizing the business environment amid continuous efforts to unleash market vitality and social creativity. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during an inspection tour of Shanghai from Monday to Tuesday. Click here to read…

China now has more than 4,700 national-level “little giant” firms: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

China has incubated 4,762 national-level “little giant” enterprises to date, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tuesday. “Little giant” firms are small enterprises that are still in the early stage of development and focus on the new generations of information technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new energy, new materials, biomedicine and other high-end fields. Click here to read…

Former leader of Hong Kong group advocating “independence” jailed for 43 months: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

Tony Chung Hon-lam, the former convener of a student group advocating “Hong Kong independence,” was sentenced to 43 months in prison on Tuesday for secession and money laundering. The sentence was handed down to the defendant at the District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Click here to read…

China to help shape global rules on intellectual property rights: China Daily
November 24, 2021

China will play a proactive role in international rule-making concerning intellectual property rights and help domestic businesses better protect their IPR as they go global, according to a recent policy document. The five-year plan on the protection and use of IPR recently issued by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, lays out proposals for actively participating in shaping international IPR regulations pertaining to genetic resources, traditional knowledge, folk art and intangible cultural heritage, as well as emerging areas and new sectors. Click here to read…

Scientists to learn from Party history: China Daily
November 23, 2021

The Chinese scientific community will learn from the history of the Communist Party of China, make more original breakthroughs in core technologies, and contribute to China’s great rejuvenation and transformation into a strong, modernized nation, experts and scientists said. Click here to read…

PLA monitors US warship’s provocative Taiwan Straits transit, vows countermeasures: Global Times
November 23, 2021

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tracked and monitored a US warship when the latter transited the Taiwan Straits in a risky and provocative move on Tuesday, despite US President’s promise to not support “Taiwan independence” and his commitment to maintain peace and stability in the Straits made during the recent virtual meeting with China’s top leader. Click here to read…

Chinese authorities summon Alibaba Cloud, Baidu Cloud: Global Times
November 23, 2021

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the Ministry of Public Security have summoned Alibaba Cloud and Baidu Cloud, urging the two firms to carry out relevant work in preventing and managing fraud. The ministries reprimanded the two firms for linking to too many dubious websites, urging them to take the responsibility for abiding by China’s cyber security law and to rectify relevant issues within a specific time period. Those who refuse to conduct rectification will be punished severely. Click here to read…

Walmart store in Shenzhen is closing, sparking broad discussion among Chinese: Global Times
November 23, 2021

The US supermarket chain Walmart is closing its first store in the Chinese mainland at the end of November, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the company’s entering the market. The closure of the store in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, reached the top of the hot search list of China’s social media platform Sina Weibo on Tuesday, with many netizens saying they are disappointed by the news. Click here to read…

Keep out fake news in age of Covid-19, Chinese propaganda chief urges world media: South China Morning Post
November 23, 2021

The world’s media must work hard to keep fake news and misinformation at bay as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, a top Chinese Communist Party leader in charge of propaganda said. “Objective and factual reporting” has become all the more important as the world battles to defeat rampant “rumours and prejudice” during the pandemic, Huang Kunming, a Politburo member and head of the party’s Propaganda Department, told the Fourth World Media Summit in Beijing on Monday. Click here to read…

China on high alert for mounting economic headwinds as Li Keqiang meets with local government heads: South China Morning Post
November 23, 2021

A meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and 10 local government heads on Monday shows Beijing is on high alert for mounting headwinds for the world’s second-biggest economy, after the central government promised a new round of supportive measures for smaller companies to protect jobs and growth. The moves come hot on the heels of warnings by several government advisers that the country’s economic recovery is not yet stable. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 5, 2021

China issues IPR protection, application plan for 2021-2025 period: Xinhuanet
November 3, 2021

China has recently issued a major plan on IPR protection and application work for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), highlighting innovation, application and protection in the sector, according to IPR authorities. The plan is a blueprint with detailed targets and measures for the country to embark on a journey to strengthen its intellectual property undertakings, the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) said. Click here to read…

China to regulate business operations of police family members: Xinhuanet
November 3, 2021

Chinese police authority regulates business operations by family members of police officers as it released a document listing business areas to be avoided.The negative list, published by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), delineated five areas in which police officers’ spouses, children and their spouses are banned from entering. Click here to read…

China seeks to expand IoT applications into more areas: People’s Daily
November 4, 2021

China plans to have more than 2 billion connections for its Internet of Things (IoT) by 2023, according to an action plan jointly formulated and released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and seven other ministries. Click here to read…

11 nabbed over money scam using digital currency: China Daily
November 4, 2021

Police in Xinmi in Central China’s Henan province have detained 11 suspects after cracking down on the country’s first money laundering case using digital currency. “The crackdown has opened a new battlefield to fight against money laundering in the country,” said Xinmi police in their official WeChat account on Wednesday. Click here to read…

UN General Assembly panel adopts China’s draft arms-control resolution: China Daily
November 5, 2021

The First Committee of the 76th United Nations General Assembly passed a draft resolution on arms control submitted by China on Wednesday. It was the first time in 30 years that China proposed a measure on international arms control and disarmament issues at the UN. The draft resolution “Promoting International Cooperation on Peaceful Uses in the Context of International Security” says that “all countries have the right to exchange equipment, materials, and science and technology for peaceful purposes, and that all countries should take concrete measures to promote peace while fulfilling their obligations to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery”.Click here to read…

Latest blasts in Kabul deepen concerns over security; Taliban govt urged to take stronger measures in fighting terrorism: Global Times
November 3, 2021

Explosions at the biggest military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed at least 25 people and injured more than 50 on Tuesday, deepened the international community’s concerns over the security situation and stability in Afghanistan. Analysts urged the Afghan Taliban interim government to take stronger moves to crack down on terrorism before more extremists are stirred up and drive the war-torn country into a hotbed of terrorism and extremism. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping vows to address trade practice concerns as China seeks to join Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: South China Morning Post
November 4, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping criticised protectionism and unilateralism on Thursday, promising to address concerns about China’s trade practices as the country seeks to join a Pacific Rim trade bloc. “China supports the reform of the World Trade Organization in the right direction, the inclusive development of the multilateral trading system, and the legitimate rights and interests of the developing members,” Xi said, adding that China would push forward its efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). and the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement.
In a video address to the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, Xi said China has “fully fulfilled the commitments it made when joining the WTO in 2001”. Click here to read…

Beijing orders fresh batch of apps, including some run by Tencent and Alibaba, to rectify violations as regulatory crackdown continues: South China Morning Post
November 3, 2021

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has ordered 38 apps, including news and music services apps run by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings, as well as popular social media platforms such as Xiaohongshu, to rectify violations related to excessive data collection and publishing misleading information, as Chinese authorities maintain a regulatory crackdown. Click here to read…

Top Hong Kong court rules against government bid to expand riot prosecutions: Reuters
November 4, 2021

Hong Kong’s top court on Thursday quashed attempts by the city’s government to prosecute people for rioting or illegal assembly even without being present at the scene – a ruling lawyers described as a landmark. The five-judge panel in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal, headed by Chief Justice Andrew Cheung, unanimously rejected an earlier ruling by a lower appeal court that people, such as supporters, could be criminally liable without being actually present under the common law doctrine of “joint enterprise”.Click here to read…

Chinese developers’ shares, bonds stumble again as Kaisa, units suspended: Reuters
November 5, 2021

A rout in shares and bonds of Chinese property developers deepened on Friday as Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd (1638.HK) and three of its units had their shares suspended, a day after Kaisa said an affiliate had missed a payment on a wealth management product. Shenzhen-based homebuilder Kaisa, which has guaranteed the wealth management product, said in a statement on Thursday it is facing unprecedented liquidity pressure due to a challenging property market and rating downgrades. Click here to read…