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China: Daily Scan, May 19, 2022

Chinese premier stresses faster implementation of macro policies: Xinhuanet
May 18, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for an accelerated pace and ramped-up efforts in the implementation of macro policies. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while chairing a symposium on stabilizing growth, held in Yunnan Province on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s address at the conference of the 70th anniversary of CCPIT and Global Trade and Investment Promotion Summit: Xinhuanet
May 18, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the conference of the 70th anniversary of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Global Trade and Investment Promotion Summit via video link on Wednesday.

Following is the full text of the address: Click here to read…

Chinese FM to chair BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting via video link: Xinhunaet
May 18, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will chair the meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs on Thursday via video link, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced Wednesday. Click here to read…

More China-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Myanmar: Xinhuanet
May 18, 2022

Another batch of China-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Myanmar’s Yangon on Wednesday, said a statement from the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar. Click here to read…

Plateau acclimatization training accelerates generation of recruits’ combat capability: China Military
May 18, 2022

Recently, a training base under the PLA Xizang Military Command and the Department of Highland Military Medicine of the PLA Army Medical University jointly launched a pilot program of “low-pressure hypoxia cabin acclimation training” for recruits to be stationed in the highland area of Xizang. Click here to read…

Li pledges support for platform, digital sectors: China Daily
May 19, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang pledged stronger support for the platform economy and the digital economy on Wednesday, including steps to help businesses get listed both in China and abroad, as part of broader steps to counter the downside pressure facing the economy. Click here to read…

Applications for car permits required to leave Shanghai: China Daily
May 18, 2022

Shanghai police said on Wednesday that people who need to leave the city by driving car must apply for a permit, which will be valid for six hours starting from the stipulated departure time. People can apply for a permit at their community committees. The permit will be approved and issued by the corresponding subdistrict or township government. Click here to read…

High-speed rail lines to accelerate: China Daily
May 18, 2022

Trains on one of China’s major high-speed rail lines will soon speed up as China rolls out its plan to further accelerate its already expeditious rail service. Starting June 20, high-speed trains will be able to operate at the increased maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour along the high-speed rail section linking Beijing and Wuhan, Hubei province, and part of the railway linking Beijing and Guangzhou, Guangdong province, according to China State Railway Group, the national train operator. Click here to read…

New technologies help improve efficiency in research laboratories: China Daily
May 18, 2022

In a laboratory at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, a robotic arm is busy moving vials and petri dishes to measure the amount of serum protein in drug samples-an initial step in evaluating a medication’s efficacy. Click here to read…

At least 13 Chinese cities encourage families with 2 or 3 kids with preferential housing policies: Global Times
May 18, 2022

At least 13 cities across China have implemented preferential housing policies, starting from May, to encourage families with two or three children to buy more homes. The incentives include breaking the property-purchasing limit which allows one household to buy only one or two houses, and offering housing loans and subsidies. Click here to read…

Officials vow to tackle ‘stuck points’ in implementing support policies for small firms: Global Times
May 18, 2022

Chinese officials vowed on Wednesday to remove the “stuck points” in implementing policies aimed at easing the burden for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), as well as stressing a number of key missions for supporting the companies, such as increasing capital support and pushing for expansion of market demand. Click here to read…

Global investors snap up stocks of Chinese internet platforms amid growing policy support: Global Times
May 18, 2022

As the US threatens to delist a new batch of Chinese companies, foreign capital is rushing to increase holdings of Chinese internet stocks trading in the US, a trend that analysts said reflects the vigor of the platform economy in the world’s largest emerging market after a round of deep rectification. Click here to read…

Higher weighting of RMB in SDR basket to facilitate RMB’s internationalization: People’s Daily
May 18, 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised the weighting of the Chinese renminbi (RMB) in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) currency basket from 10.92 percent to 12.28 percent on May 11, after completing a quinquennial review. The composition of the basket – which includes the U.S. dollar, the euro, RMB, the Japanese yen, and the British pound sterling – remains the same, with the weighting of RMB continuing to rank in the third top spot. Click here to read…

‘Women in China want a house and a car’ so man looks for foreign wife and loses US$21,500 in scam: South China Morning Post
May 18, 2022

A dispute over a failed matchmaking service has put the spotlight on marriage scams in China and rules that prevent businesses from connecting foreigners with single Chinese people. Wu Zhimin, a father from Shijiazhuang, the capital city of Hebei province in northern China, said he had turned to a matchmaking service two years ago owned by a man named Chen Junhong because his son was struggling to find a romantic partner.
“My friends and relatives introduced my son to women who all demanded that my family provide a house and a car, which our circumstances did not permit,” said Wu in an interview with Hebei Television. “A matchmaker surnamed Chen told me his service could introduce foreign women to my son,” he recalled. Click here to read…

Students protest as discontent rises over China’s policy: Taipei Times
May 19, 2022

Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero COVID-19” strategy after a weekend protest at the school, students said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Shanghai rolls out plan to support more enterprises’ resumption amid epidemic situation easing: Global Times
May 19, 2022

Chinese financial hub Shanghai rolls out plan to support more enterprises to resume work and production which will progress in two phases, a vice mayor said Thursday, as the epidemic situation gradually eases in the city after weeks of closed-off management to beat down COVID-19 infections. Click here to read…

Top diplomat Yang Jiechi warns the US against playing ‘Taiwan card,’ vows China’s firm actions to safeguard sovereignty in phone talk with Sullivan: Global Times
May 19, 2022

China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi held a phone conversation on Wednesday with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan upon request in which he warned the US against playing the “Taiwan card” and vowed that China will take firm actions to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests and the US can count on China to keep its promise. Click here to read…

Xi calls for joint efforts to defeat COVID-19, reinvigorate global trade: Global Times
May 19, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for joint efforts to defeat COVID-19, reinvigorate trade and investment, unleash the power of innovation in driving development, and improve global governance, as the world is facing a pandemic and drastic changes both unseen in a century. Click here to read…

5 million shared bikes using Beidou-based chips: China Daily
May 19, 2022

More than 5 million shared bikes on the Chinese mainland are using positioning and navigation services enabled by the country’s Beidou Navigation Satellite System, according to an industry insider. Click here to read…

Preservation capacity enhanced at China’s seed bank for cold-region crops: China Daily
May 19, 2022

The expansion of China’s only seed bank for cold-region crops has been completed recently to raise its seed preservation capacity from 80,000 to 200,000 samples. As the genes of most plants are contained in their seeds, germplasm resources have become the carriers of the genetic information of plants. A seed bank serves as the most important facility for preserving such resources. Click here to read…

Chinese vice premier stresses importance of cooperation between country’s eastern, western regions: China Daily
May 19, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Wednesday called for continued efforts in collaboration and paired assistance between the eastern and western regions of the country. Click here to read…

China’s new urban infrastructure construction makes urban governance, people’s life easier: Quishi
May 19, 2022

Trough diagram showing the spatial distribution of safety hazards to urban infrastructure with four colors that represent different levels of risks, i.e. red, orange, yellow and blue, the system makes locations with potential hazards clearly visible. Since its implementation over four years ago, the system has cumulatively forecast and issued early warnings against more than 6,000 emergencies including gas pipeline network leakage, excessive biogas concentration, water distribution network leakage and road cave-in, helping reduce the incidence of the city’s underground pipe network accidents by 60% and improve hazard screening efficiency by 70%, according to Li Xuan, deputy director at the center for urban lifeline operation monitoring equipped with the system. Click here to read…

Bilingual version of Xi’s discourses on safeguarding human rights published: Quishi
May 19, 2022

A Chinese-English bilingual version of extracts from Xi Jinping’s discourses on respecting and protecting human rights has been published by the Central Compilation and Translation Press. The bilingual version, featuring nine themes, is aimed at helping readers at home and abroad develop a deep understanding of the rich implications of Xi’s important statements, as well as the country’s endeavors on respecting and protecting human rights. Click here to read…

Beijing reports 50 new confirmed local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 19, 2022

Beijing reported 50 new confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and five local asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, the Beijing municipal health commission said Thursday. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 82 confirmed, 637 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 19, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 82 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 637 local asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 191 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 19, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday recorded 191 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 82 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Thursday. Click here to read…

Panchen Rinpoche attends religious activities in Tibet: Xinhuanet
May 19, 2022

Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po on Wednesday attended religious activities in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po, a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, vice president of the Buddhist Association of China, and president of the association’s Tibet branch, arrived in Lhasa on May 10. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 14, 2022

China’s top legislator visits journalists covering annual session: Xinhuanet
March 13, 2022

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu has visited journalists covering the annual session of the national legislature. Li, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, commended reporters for their coverage of the fifth session of the 13th NPC and sent greetings to them at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday. Click here to read…

China releases reports on budgets, national economic and social development plans: Xinhuanet
March 13, 2022

Two reports approved Friday at the fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress were released in full via Xinhua News Agency on Sunday. The report on the implementation of the 2021 plan for national economic and social development and on the 2022 draft plan for national economic and social development has three parts: Click here to read…

Chinese lawmakers pass decision on electoral rules for 14th NPC: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

Chinese national lawmakers on Friday approved a decision on the quota and election of deputies to the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC. Click here to read…

Chinese premier vows timely support for contact-based service firms: Xinhuanet

March 11, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Friday timely support for contact-based service firms, in particular small ones that have suffered the most amid the COVID-19 epidemic, in an effort to stabilize employment and economy. Click here to read…

China’s State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

China’s State Council on Friday announced the latest appointment and removal of officials. Guo Tingting was appointed assistant minister of commerce, according to a statement issued by the State Council. Click here to read…

China detects overseas cyberattacks: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

China has detected continuous cyberattacks targeting its internet since late February, the country’s cybersecurity watchdog said Friday. Click here to read…

Joint Press Release of the 15th Round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting: China Military
March 12, 2022

The 15th round China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting was held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side on 11th March 2022. The two sides carried forward their discussions from the previous round held on 12th January 2022 for the resolution of the relevant issues along the LAC in the Western Sector. Click here to read…

China’s BeiDou enters new phase of stable services, rapid development: China Military
March 11, 2022

China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has entered a new phase of sustained stable services and rapid development, according to the China Satellite Navigation Office on Friday. Measured by the global continuous monitoring and evaluation system, the BDS-3 system shows an advanced performance index in providing global positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services, with more outstanding performance in the Asia-Pacific region, said the office. Click here to read…

China’s top legislature approves way to choose HK NPC deputies: Global Times
March 11, 2022

Chinese lawmakers on Friday passed a method for Hong Kong to elect deputies to the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC, which stressed that national legislators elected from the special administrative region must be firm patriots and those who have been convicted for harming national security be disqualified. Click here to read…

China fights severest COVID-19 outbreaks with swift responses: Global Times
March 13, 2022

As China faces its severest domestic COVID-19 outbreaks in two years with a record 1,807 new cases reported on Sunday, the country has launched a swift response to contain the virus spread, including allowing rapid antigen tests for public use and sacking senior officials for their slack response to the ongoing health crisis. Click here to read…

Door between China and US should not be shut again or pushed toward decoupling, says Chinese Premier: Global Times
March 11, 2022

With door between China and the US being opened 50 years ago, it should not be shut again or pushed toward decoupling, and cooperation between the two countries carries significance for both and the wider world, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday morning, adding that competition between the two economies in economic and trade areas should be “benign and fair.” Click here to read…

China delivers first J-10CE fighter jets to Pakistan in a milestone move: Global Times
March 11, 2022

The Pakistan Air Force on Friday held an induction ceremony for the first batch of six J-10CE fighter jets in Kamra, with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attending the event. The official commissioning of China’s new-generation main battle aircraft into the Pakistan Air Force marks the systematized, organic export of such aviation equipment by China, and is yet another major milestone in the export of China’s advanced aviation equipment, the Global Times learned from the aircraft’s maker, state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), on Friday. Click here to read…

7 killed in North China plant fire: China Daily
March 14, 2022

Seven people were killed in a fire at a chemical plant early Monday in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, local authorities said. The fire broke out at about 2:08 am Monday in the Hondlon District in the city of Baotou, and was brought under control about an hour later. Seven people were missing. Click here to read…

Mayor removed from post in Jilin city: China Daily

March 13, 2022

Wang Lu, mayor of Jilin city, was removed from his position, according to an official notice released on early Saturday. Wang’s other positions including deputy Party chief of the city in Northeast China’s Jilin province was also removed. Click here to read…

Apple suppliers Foxconn, Unimicron cut output amid China’s COVID curbs: Reuters
March 14, 2022

Apple (AAPL.O) suppliers Foxconn (2317.TW) and Unimicron Technology Corp (3037.TW) said on Monday they have suspended operations in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, after the tech hub imposed strict measures to stem a COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read…

China’s cyberspace regulator drafts new rules to protect minors: Reuters
March 14, 2022

Companies engaged in online gaming, livestreaming, audio and video in China should set up a “youth mode” to protect minors, according to draft regulations issued on Monday by the Cyberspace Administration of China. Click here to read…

China slams firms for falsifying carbon data: Reuters
March 14, 2022

China’s environment ministry has slammed firms for falsifying carbon data, part of the country’s efforts to improve data quality as it prepares to expand its national emissions trading scheme into more industrial sectors. Click here to read…

Chinese embassy says has never heard of Russian requests for help: Reuters
March 14, 2022

The spokesperson for China’s embassy in Washington responded to media reports on Sunday that Moscow had asked Beijing for military equipment since launching its invasion of Ukraine by saying, “I’ve never heard of that.” Click here to read…

China sees worst virus outbreak in two years: Taipei Times
March 14, 2022

Millions of people across China endured lockdowns yesterday as virus cases doubled to nearly 3,400 and anxiety mounted over the resilience of the country’s “zero COVID” approach in the face of the worst outbreak in two years. A nationwide surge in cases has seen authorities close schools in Shanghai and lock down central neighborhoods in the southern tech powerhouse of Shenzhen as well as whole northeastern cities, as almost 18 provinces battle clusters of the Omicron and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 09, 2021

19th CPC Central Committee holds sixth plenary session: Xinhuanet
November 8, 2021

The 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) started its sixth plenary session in Beijing on Monday. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a work report on behalf of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and made explanations on a draft resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC’s 100 years of endeavors. Click here to read…

China’s passenger car sales down, but new-energy sector thrives: Xinhuanet
November 8, 2021

China’s passenger car production declined 4.1 percent year on year in October while sales fell 13.9 percent from a year earlier, data from an industry association showed Monday. Bucking the trend, the country’s sales of new-energy passenger vehicles soared 141.1 percent year on year to 321,000 units in October, according to the China Passenger Car Association. Click here to read…

China’s central bank rolls out new lending tool for carbon reduction: Xinhuanet
November 8, 2021

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the nation’s central bank, said on Monday that it has rolled out a supporting tool for carbon reduction as part of efforts to facilitate the country’s goal of carbon neutrality. The bank will provide low-cost loans for financial institutions through the carbon-reduction supporting tool, and will guide those institutions to provide loans to firms in key carbon-reduction fields on the premise of independent decision-making and risk-taking, according to a statement released by the PBOC. Click here to read…

China to promote TCM accessibility for children: Xinhuanet
November 8, 2021

China’s health authority has issued a document on plans to promote children’s health over the next five years. The document includes measures to provide better traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) services for kids at community clinics and home. The document, issued and published by the National Health Commission, said medical and health institutions have been encouraged to use TCM techniques in basic medical treatment, disease prevention and healthcare services for children. Click here to read…

Nation to share its Beidou expertise: China Daily
November 9, 2021

China and Africa will strengthen their communication and cooperation in promoting and using the Beidou Navigation Satellite System, according to participants at an international forum that was held in Beijing on Friday. Officials, industry leaders and researchers from China, several African nations and the African Union shared their thoughts at the First China-Africa Beidou System Cooperation Forum and agreed to take advantage of the Beidou system to further social and economic development in Africa. Click here to read…

New COVID cases surpass 1,000 in less than one month: China Daily
November 9, 2021

After 65 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, the overall number of locally transmitted confirmed coronavirus patients during the latest outbreak that started on Oct 17 on the Chinese mainland has reached 1,067, according to the Beijing Daily newspaper. The new locally transmitted cases reported by the National Health Commission were scattered across 11 provincial-level regions, including 20 reported in Liaoning province. During the latest outbreak, all the local cases in Liaoning were reported in the port city of Dalian, according to the provincial health commission. Click here to read…

China delivers largest, most advanced warship to Pakistan: Global Times
November 8, 2021

China on Monday delivered to Pakistan the largest and most advanced warship China has ever exported, in a move that highlights the friendship between the two countries and will contribute to the two countries’ all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. Designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC), the frigate was delivered to the Pakistan Navy in a commissioning ceremony in Shanghai, CSSC announced in a statement on Monday. The Type 054A/P frigate was named the PNS Tughril, according to a statement the Pakistan Navy sent to the Global Times on Monday. Click here to read…

PLA conducts multiple drills in western plateau after India’s exercises ‘targeting China’: Global Times
November 8, 2021

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) revealed it conducted multiple drills in its western plateau over the past week. This comes after the Indian military launched a major exercise along the border with China at the start of the month. Chinese experts said on Monday that the response displays the PLA’s capabilities in safeguarding national sovereignty and security as it faces India’s provocations. An artillery regiment affiliated with the PLA Xinjiang Military Command recently conducted a comprehensive, cross-day-and-night exercise in a high-altitude region, involving live-fire shooting of PCL-181 155mm self-propelled howitzers and PHL-11 122mm multiple rocket launchers, as the drill tested the troops’ fire strike efficiency and combat capabilities under the harsh cold in plateau regions, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Saturday. Click here to read…

China’s new J-16D electronic attack jet joins combat training with other warplanes: South China Morning Post
November 9, 2021

China’s new J-16D electronic attack jet has begun combat training alongside other advanced warplanes, according to state television, a dogfight strategy said to be inspired by that of the US Air Force. The J-16D – an electronic warfare version of the J-16 multirole strike fighter – was part of a joint combat drill soon after it made its public debut at the Zhuhai Airshow in late September, CCTV reported on Saturday. Wang Mingliang, a researcher at the PLA Air Force Command College in Beijing, told the state broadcaster that the new aircraft – which can carry a range of weapons, interference and surveillance devices – would be more effective when working with other warplanes like the J-20 stealth fighter jet. Click here to read…

China’s ruling party begins key meeting with Xi aiming to boost clout: Kyodo News
November 8, 2021

China’s Communist Party kicked off a key four-day meeting in Beijing on Monday to discuss a pivotal resolution on the nation’s history, state-run media reported, as President Xi Jinping has been paving the way for a controversial third term as its leader. The sixth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the ruling party is expected to end Thursday after a resolution is adopted on the major achievements and historical experiences of its 100 years of endeavors. Such a resolution would mark the first declaration on Chinese history in 40 years and only the third by the party founded in 1921. Click here to read…

China state council think-tank met developers, banks, says source, as debt woes mount: Reuters
November 9, 2021

A think-tank of China’s powerful state council met real estate developers and banks in Shenzhen city, a source with direct knowledge of the meeting told Reuters, amid intensifying worries over a liquidity crisis in the country’s property sector. Participants at the meeting, which took place on Monday, included China Vanke, Kaisa Group, Ping An Bank, China Citic Bank , China Construction Bank and CR Trust, according to the source. Investors are concerned about liquidity woes spreading in China’s property sector, with a string of offshore debt defaults, credit rating downgrades and sell-offs in some developers’ shares and bonds in recent weeks. Click here to read…