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China: Daily Scan, April 19, 2022

China’s top legislator attends symposium of lawmakers: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Top legislator Li Zhanshu on Monday urged Chinese lawmakers to perform their statutory duties, faithfully represent the people’s interests, and pave the way for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Click here to read…

China’s top legislature starts standing committee session: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, started its 34th session Monday in Beijing. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the session’s first plenary meeting. Click here to read…

China mulls tougher law against women trafficking: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft law revision to provide tougher rules against trafficking women. The draft revision to the Law on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Women was submitted on Monday to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee for a second reading. Click here to read…

Chinese vice premier stresses stabilizing industrial, supply chains: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Monday underlined efforts to keep supply and industrial chains stable. Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks at a national teleconference on the subject. Click here to read…

China mulls tighter oversight of derivatives trading: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft law to tighten oversight of derivatives trading to guard against financial risks. The draft law on futures and derivatives was submitted on Monday to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee for a third reading. Click here to read…

China nucleic acid testing capacity at 51.65 mln samples a day: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Chinese nucleic acid testing agencies can process 51.65 million samples per day, the State Council joint COVID-19 prevention and control mechanism team said Sunday. Mass nucleic acid testing has been an effective tool to spot COVID-19 infections in China and a stronger capacity will raise people’s confidence to contain the epidemic, the team said in a statement. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 3,297 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 19, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported 3,297 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 3,084 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Tuesday. Apart from Shanghai, 18 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 88 in the northeastern province of Jilin. Click here to read…

Yangtze River Delta cities roll out supportive policies for small enterprises: Xinhuanet
April 19, 2022

Major cities in China’s Yangtze River Delta, a private economic hub, have rolled out a series of measures to alleviate the cash crunch faced by small and micro enterprises caused by the recent COVID-19 resurgence. Fiscal policies such as tax and fee reductions, an extension of the deadline for filing tax returns, and rent concessions have been introduced for tens of thousands of private enterprises and individual entrepreneurs. Click here to read…

Top court orders crackdown on fraud against seniors: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

China’s top court has ordered a nationwide campaign to crack down on fraud crimes against senior citizens, especially fraud in the name of elderly care. The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said that courts nationwide should seriously punish relevant crimes. Such efforts must include more severe financial penalties on the criminals. Click here to read…

China’s economy on solid footing despite challenges of COVID, external uncertainty: Quishi
April 19, 2022

China’s economy got off to a steady start in 2022 in the face of global challenges and a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.8 percent year on year to 27.02 trillion yuan (about 4.24 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first three months, quickening from a 4-percent increase in the fourth quarter last year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday. Click here to read…

Bus drivers called on to provide vital transport: China Daily
April 19, 2022

Among the many unsung heroes on the front line of Shanghai’s latest outbreak of COVID-19, bus drivers are playing a critical role in ensuring infected people are transported efficiently and safely to the facilities they need to get to for treatment and quarantine. Click here to read…

Shanghai to restart production, smooth logistic hurdles: China Daily

April 19, 2022

Shanghai is on track to resume production and ensure smooth logistics following a COVID-related citywide lockdown since April 1, as the city moves to safeguard its industrial and supply chains. A series of policies and measures, including a national directive to ensure smooth logistics and stabilize industrial and supply chains, are seen as key in reviving production and expediting recovery in China’s commercial hub. Click here to read…

City in Anhui tightens epidemic control measures: China Daily
April 18, 2022

Wuhu, Anhui province, locked down its main urban areas on Sunday — so-called static management — following a report of a COVID-19 infection, the local government said. Prevention measures include curtailing traffic movement, except for vehicles with traffic permit certificates for epidemic control and prevention purposes, it said. Click here to read…

Robots help with deliveries, disinfection amid fight against Omicron in Shanghai: Global Times
April 19, 2022

Various kinds of unmanned robots are being used in Shanghai to battle the latest round of the Omicron variant outbreak. Unmanned disinfection robots and delivery robots have helped to reduce human contact and cut the infection risks. Click here to read…

China may see negative population growth in 2022, 12 years earlier than UN prediction: Global Times
April 19, 2022

Experts said that population aging may lead China to count more deaths than births in 2022, 12 years earlier than the UN predicted. They suggested boosting commercial insurance to support the elderly given the current inadequate old age welfare system. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports seven more COVID-19 patient deaths in latest Omicron outbreak; death tally reaches 10: Global Times
April 19, 2022

Shanghai on Tuesday reported seven more COVID-19 patient deaths all involving elderly people who haven’t received COVID-19 vaccines, making the total number up to 10 amid this around of Omicron outbreak, according to the Shanghai health authorities. Click here to read…

High speed, AI trends for future helicopters, says Chinese attack chopper designer: Global Times
April 18, 2022

High speeds and artificial intelligence (AI) are among the trends in the development of future helicopters, a top Chinese military helicopter designer said during a recent public lecture, giving a glimpse into the possibilities of the country’s next-generation choppers, which could feature completely new designs and configurations. Click here to read…

China to step up financial support for industries hit by COVID outbreaks: Reuters
April 18, 2022

China will step up financial support for industries, firms and people affected by COVID-19 outbreaks, the central bank said on Monday, as part of steps to cushion economic slowdown. Authorities will guide financial institutions to expand lending and surrender profits to the real economy, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement on its website. Click here to read…

China’s Xi sticks with COVID stance despite anger, economic headwinds: Reuters
April 19, 2022

For many leaders, mounting public anger and a rapidly worsening economic outlook would be cause for worry and a policy rethink. But Chinese President Xi Jinping, who doubtless would prefer smoother sailing in the run-up to a third leadership term, is doubling down on a signature “dynamic zero” COVID-19 policy that has been increasingly tested by the more infectious Omicron variant. Click here to read…

China suspends promotion of “common prosperity” amid economic slump: Kyodo
April 18, 2022

China has decided to suspend the full promotion of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious “common prosperity” policy for the time being, with the economy slowing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a Chinese source familiar with the matter said Monday. Last year, Xi pledged to pursue common prosperity, aimed at reducing the income gap at home by levying more regulations on the nation’s lucrative sectors, including the IT and financial industries.
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No hot showers, 24-hour lights in China quarantine: Taipei Times
April 19, 2022

Beibei sleeps beside thousands of strangers in rows of cots in a high-ceilinged exhibition center. The lights stay on all night, and the 30-year-old real-estate saleswoman has yet to find a hot shower. Beibei and her husband were ordered into the massive National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai on Tuesday last week after spending 10 days isolated at home following a positive COVID-19 test. Their two-year-old daughter, who was negative, went to her grandfather, while her nanny also went into quarantine. Click here to read…

COVID-19: Shanghai lockdown sees first COVID-19 deaths: Taipei Times
April 19, 2022

Just three people have died from COVID-19 in Shanghai since a grueling lockdown began last month, despite recording hundreds of thousands of cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, China said yesterday. Click here to read…

Chinese security official orders risk elimination drive ahead of key Communist Party congress: South China Morning Post
April 18, 2022

China’s political and legal affairs chief, a protégé of President Xi Jinping, has ordered a new round of inspections to remove potential risks ahead of this year’s all-important Communist Party national congress. “[We] must consistently innovate with our political and legal work to welcome the victorious hosting of the 20th party congress,” said Chen Yixin, secretary general of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, China’s top law enforcement body.
His remarks were reported on the social media account of the commission, which oversees all of China’s police force, prosecutors, judges and its state security personnel. Click here to read…

Top research body cuts use of China’s largest online academic database over steep fees: South China Morning Post
April 19, 2022

China’s top research organisation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will suspend its use of the country’s biggest online academic database because of its hefty annual subscription fee. A notice issued by CAS’ National Science Library earlier this month said it had covered the academy’s subscription fees to CNKI, or China National Knowledge Infrastructure, since 2008 but the fees had been rising steeply every year based on CNKI’s influence in the market, according to Hongxing News, an online news service also known as Red Star News. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 30, 2021

Xi stresses improving biosecurity risk control, management system: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2021

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed efforts to improve the country’s risk control and management system on biosecurity, and to enhance its governance capacity in this regard. Xi made the remarks on Wednesday when addressing a study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. Click here to read

China donates emergency supplies to Afghanistan: Xinhuanet
September 30, 2021

A batch of emergency supplies donated by China arrived at Afghanistan’s Kabul International Airport on Wednesday night and was handed over to the Afghan side. Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu and acting minister of refugee affairs of the Afghan caretaker government Khalil-ur-Rehman Haqqani attended the handover ceremony at the airportClick here to read

China to tighten regulation of algorithms related to internet information services: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2021

Chinese regulators will strengthen the management of algorithms related to internet information services to foster “healthy” and “orderly” development of the industry.
A three-year campaign will seek to put in place a sound management mechanism and supervision system, and a standardized algorithm ecosystem, according to new guidelines issued by nine ministries or departments including the Cyberspace Administration of China. Click here to read

Hong Kong legislature passes amendments to national flag, national emblem bill: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s legislature passed amendments to the national flag and national emblem bill on Wednesday. The National Flag and National Emblem (Amendment) Bill 2021 was approved in its third reading by the Legislative Council (LegCo) of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It was introduced to the LegCo on Aug. 18 for first and second readings. Click here to read

China, Bangladesh discuss economic, trade cooperation in post-pandemic era: People’s Daily
September 30, 2021

China and Bangladesh have discussed on how to promote the healthy development of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era. The two sides had the discussions at the China-Bangladesh Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum 2021 and the inauguration of the Seventh Council of Chinese Enterprises Association in Bangladesh (CEAB) which were held virtually on Tuesday. Click here to read

Hong Kong’s finance chief presents petition to wind up Jimmy Lai’s Next Digital Ltd: People’s Daily
September 30, 2021

Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, has presented a petition to the Court of First Instance to wind up Next Digital Limited, a company controlled by Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, an instigator of Hong Kong riots. The financial secretary is empowered to do so for the public interest, according to Hong Kong’s Companies Ordinance. Click here to read

New Party chiefs of Anhui, Shandong appointed: China Daily
September 30, 2021

Zheng Shanjie has been appointed secretary of the Anhui Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Li Jinbin, according to a decision from the CPC Central Committee published Thursday. Li Ganjie has been appointed secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, replacing Liu Jiayi, according to the decision. Click here to read

Central bank, banking regulator urge financial institutions to ensure stable housing market: Global Times
September 30, 2021

China’s central bank and the banking regulator have emphasized the importance of a prudent real estate finance management system to achieve the goal of stabilizing home prices amid a debt crisis that overshadows one of the country’s largest property developers. At a meeting held on Wednesday with executives from 24 major banks across the country, regulators said that the prudent real estate financing management system has played an active role in serving the real economy, boosting economic transformation and the stable and sound development of the real estate industry on the principle that “houses are for living in, not for speculation.” Click here to read

US, Chinese militaries hold 2 days of talks, stress the need for more: South China Morning Post
September 30, 2021

The US and Chinese militaries have concluded two days of high-level talks that stressed the need to maintain communication, after resuming defence dialogue in August for the first time since Joe Biden entered the White House. Speaking in the defence policy coordination discussions, held by video conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, were Michael Chase, the US’ deputy assistant secretary of defence for China, and Huang Xueping, deputy director for the Chinese military’s Office for International Military Cooperation. Click here to read

China defends role in Covid-19 origins hunt as pressure mounts for more research: South China Morning Post
September 29, 2021

China has sought to defend its cooperation with the World Health Organization in the search for the origins of Covid-19, releasing a summary of its actions so far. The report, published by state news agency Xinhua, comes as the WHO and world leaders press China to help with further research in the origins hunt and a deadline looms for appointments to a group to drive that work. On Wednesday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus repeated his call for a second phase of research – with China’s cooperation – to start “as soon as possible”. Click here to read

China hidden local government debt rises to over half of GDP at US$8.2 trillion, Goldman Sachs report says: South China Morning Post
September 29, 2021

China’s hidden local government debt has swollen to more than half the size of the economy, according to economists at Goldman Sachs, who said the government will need to be flexible in dealing with this as revenue is already under pressure due to a slowdown in land sales. The total debt of local government financing vehicles (LGFVs) rose to around 53 trillion yuan (US$8.2 trillion) at the end of last year from 16 trillion yuan in 2013, the economists wrote in a report. That is equal to around 52 per cent of gross domestic product and is larger than amount of official outstanding government debt. Click here to read

China power crisis hammers SMEs as firms upend production, workers ‘dozing off’: South China Morning Post
September 29, 2021

China’s army of small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) have been hit hard by the nationwide power crisis, with outputs slashed and sweltering working conditions taking their toll, while panic buying of raw materials and goods is becoming commonplace over fears prices are set to soar. Some producers are stockpiling inventory or buying equipment that uses less power, with Chinese media reporting on Tuesday that at least 20 out of 31 provincial jurisdictions have rolled out electricity-rationing measures in recent weeks, crippling businesses and households. Click here to read

Access to website dedicated to Tiananmen victims appears restricted in Hong Kong: Reuters
September 30, 2021

Access to an online museum dedicated to the victims of China’s 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square appeared to be restricted in Hong Kong, with the website accusing authorities of censorship.The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, the organisers of annual June 4 vigils in the global financial hub, announced the opening of https://8964museum.com/ last month. The website operated independently from the Alliance, it said.Click here to read