Tag Archives: Beijing

China: Daily Scan, May 03, 2022

New yuan loans rise in Yangtze River Delta in Q1: Xinhuanet
May 3, 2022

New yuan loans in the Yangtze River Delta region stood at 2.83 trillion yuan (428.14 billion U.S. dollars) in the first three months, an increase of 349.5 billion yuan from the same period last year. The balance of loans in the region stood at 53 trillion yuan at the end of March, up 14.6 percent from the same period last year, according to the People’s Bank of China Shanghai Head Office. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 368 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 274 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 3, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported 368 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 274 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Tuesday. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 274 confirmed, 5,395 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 3, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 274 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 5,395 local asymptomatic cases on Monday, the municipal health commission said Tuesday. Click here to read…

Govts, companies step up to help needy: China Daily
May 3, 2022

Governments, communities and major State-owned enterprises are helping people with special needs-especially seniors living alone, the sick and the disabled-to tide over the recent COVID-19 resurgence in Shanghai. Click here to read…

More Shanghai residents permitted outdoors: China Daily
May 3, 2022

About 60 percent of city’s population live in zones with no cases for 2 weeks. More Shanghai residents living in areas where zero COVID-19 community transmission has been achieved have been permitted limited outdoor activities during the five-day Labor Day holiday after declines in the city’s daily tally of new infections. Click here to read…

Makeshift hospital builds study and reading rooms: China Daily
May 3, 2022

The makeshift hospital at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai is committed to providing more guaranteed and diversified living needs for its patients. In the hospital, study rooms and reading corners have been set up to guarantee students’ needs and enrich patients’ daily lives. Click here to read…

Beijing to conduct three straight days of testing: China Daily
May 3, 2022

Beijing will require all residents living and working in 12 districts to take three consecutive nucleic acid tests on May 3, 4 and 5 to curb the COVID-19 epidemic and cut transmission, a senior official said on Monday. Click here to read…

US howitzer sale to Taiwan ‘halted,’ but mainland should remain alert over ‘advanced alternatives’: Global Times
May 2, 2022

The first deal approved by the Biden administration to sell $750 million worth of arms to Taiwan, including 40 155mm M109A6 medium self-propelled howitzers, has been halted by the US, Taiwan’s defense authority said. Click here to read…

World’s 1st Omicron-specific inactivated vaccine administered in China’s Hangzhou: Global Times
May 2, 2022

The first dose of COVID-19 inactivated vaccine specifically against the Omicron variant was administered on Sunday during a clinical trial in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, bringing hope to people in the regions hit by the highly transmissible variant. Click here to read…

An IT director is under criminal investigation for being involved in subversive activities, says Hangzhou state security bureau: Global Times
May 3, 2022

A man surnamed Ma was under criminal enforcement action, suspected of colluding with outside forces and try to subvert the state and split the country, the state security bureau in Hangzhou of East China’s Zhejiang Province said on Tuesday. The case is under investigation. The Global Times confirmed with related department about the man’s information and learned that his name has three Chinese characters. Reports on the man’s name of two Chinese characters are not accurate. Click here to read…

Liaoning aircraft carrier group passes through 1st island chain, ‘likely for routine drills’: Global Times
May 3, 2022

Led by the aircraft carrier Liaoning, a very powerful Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy flotilla reportedly entered the West Pacific via the Miyako Strait on Monday, in a move analysts said on Tuesday could be the carrier group’s first routine far sea drills of 2022. Click here to read…

Shanghai issues 43.5 million yuan in coupons for tech companies to tide over epidemic: Global Times
May 2, 2022

The Omicron-troubled Chinese metropolis Shanghai continued to push work resumption, as the city issued thousands of work resumption certificates and travel passes to workers, while rolling out policies to support local technological companies, officials disclosed on MondClick here to read…

Chinese carrier sails through waters near Okinawa, Japan says: Reuters
May 3, 2022

Eight Chinese naval vessels, including an aircraft carrier, passed between islands in Japan’s southern Okinawa chain on Monday, Japan’s defence ministry said in a news release. The ships, which included several destroyers, sailed between the main Okinawa island and Miyakojima, according to the ministry. Although there was no incursion into Japan’s territorial waters, helicopters on board the Liaoning carrier took off and landed, the ministry said. Click here to read…

Solomon Islands to supervise Chinese police operating there: Reuters
May 2, 2022

China’s police presence under a new security pact will boost the capabilities of the Solomon Islands but they will not use techniques seen in Hong Kong, the Pacific island country’s top diplomat to Australia said in a radio interview on Monday. Click here to read…

China backs Sri Lanka’s decision to work with IMF to restructure debt: Reuters
May 2, 2022

China supports crisis-hit Sri Lanka’s decision to work with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to restructure its debt, Beijing’s ambassador Qi Zhenhong told Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ali Sabry at a meeting on Monday. Click here to read…

Hopes dim on finding more survivors in Changsha: Taipei Times
May 3, 2022

Hopes of finding more survivors from the rubble of a collapsed commercial building in central China faded yesterday, at the end of a 72-hour “golden” rescue period identified by authorities. The building in Changsha City, Hunan Province — which housed apartments, a hotel and a cinema — caved in on Friday, sparking a massive rescue effort with hundreds of emergency responders. Click here to read…

The cloud of anti-Western nationalism hanging over China’s Communist Party congress: South China Morning Post
May 3, 2022

Generations of modern Chinese rulers have taken pride in China’s political system, touting its ability to transcend the ideological divides and partisanship that have plagued Western politics. Deng Xiaoping urged China “not to argue” so it could focus on economic growth. Hu Jintao called on the country to bu zheteng, or not to rock the boat with ideological debates.
But that approach is being tested this year with a polarised – and in many cases, ugly – debate on Chinese social media, on topics from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the virtues of China’s zero-Covid policy, to the efficacy of some kinds of traditional Chinese medicine. Click here to read…

Coronavirus: Shanghai adds 73 new Covid-19 cases outside quarantine zones, putting societal zero-Covid goal further out of reach: South China Morning Post
May 3, 2022

Shanghai’s daily new Covid-19 cases in unguarded zones rose for the second consecutive day, a worrying trend in the presumed low-risk zones that further clouds the outlook for any easing of the restrictions the mainland’s commercial capital has been living under since April 1. Local officials had hoped to confine infections within quarantined areas. Instead, the local health commission detected 73 cases in the “precautionary zones” – those that have not had an infection in the previous 14 days and their neighbouring areas – up from 58 a day earlier. Click here to read…

White House ties missiles used by Kyiv to its China competition bill: South China Morning Post
May 3, 2022

The White House has tried to shore up support for legislation that aims to boost domestic semiconductor chip manufacturing by linking it to US military aid for Ukraine. The Bipartisan Innovation Act (BIA), initiated by the Joe Biden administration, is mainly designed with China in mind, as Washington tries to reduce its dependence on foreign semiconductor chips. In an attempt to rally political support for the Act, Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki said in a briefing on Monday it was vital to US national security that the semiconductor chips used in the weapons sent to Kyiv should be made domestically. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 02, 2022

Communist youth league of China has over 73.7 mln members: Xinhuanet
May 2, 2022

The Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) has over 73.7 million members nationwide as of December 31, 2021, according to statistics released by the CYLC Central Committee on Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese president appoints new ambassadors: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed three new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, according to a statement from China’s top legislature on Friday. Cui Wei has been appointed ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, replacing Zhang Tao. Du Xiaohui has been appointed ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, replacing Li Jie. Ji Shumin has been appointed ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan, replacing Liu Bin. Click here to read…

New Party chief for Inner Mongolia appointed: Xinhuanet

April 30, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has appointed Sun Shaocheng as new Party chief for the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Shi Taifeng, who no longer serves as secretary of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Committee of the CPC, will be given another appointment, according to a decision by the CPC Central CommitteeClick here to read…

China further specifies prosecution standards on economic crimes: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

China issued a revised regulation Friday further specifying standards for registration and prosecution of economic crimes under the jurisdiction of public security organs. The revised regulation, formulated by China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security, covers 78 kinds of economic crimes. It will come into force as of May 15. Click here to read…

Xi stresses healthy development of capital in China: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

On Friday afternoon, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held its 38th group study session. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the session, which is about regulating and guiding the healthy development of capital in China according to law. Click here to read…

China, U.S. have established 284 “sister” pairs: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

China and the United States have formed 284 pairs of sister provinces, states and sister cities over a period of several decades, according to a video dialogue between China-U.S. sister cities on Thursday. Click here to read…

China-Laos low-carbon demonstration zone unveiled in Vientiane: Xinhuanet
April 30, 2022

The inauguration ceremony of the Vientiane Saysettha Low-Carbon Demonstration Zone jointly built by China and Laos was held via video conferencing on Friday. The event indicates construction of the demonstration zone has entered a new phase, opening a new chapter for China-Laos cooperation to address climate change in the framework of South-South cooperation. Click here to read…

China reiterates call for peace between Russia, Ukraine through talks: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

China has always supported Russia and Ukraine to overcome difficulties and continue negotiations, and welcomes all efforts by the international community to promote peace, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday. Click here to read…

China EximBank issues bonds to aid anti-epidemic efforts in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

The Export-Import Bank of China (China EximBank), a state-owned policy bank, has issued special bonds worth 5 billion yuan (about 755.55 million U.S. dollars) to aid the anti-epidemic efforts and ensure daily supplies in Shanghai. Click here to read…

China’s endeavor to becoming intellectual property powerhouse: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

Thirty-seven years ago when Hu Guohua applied for a patent he had to queue overnight outside China’s patent office. Eight months later, he received a patent certificate for his invention, a color display device to help analyze satellite images. Soon after newspapers splashed photos of the spectacled aerospace engineer, who became the country’s first patent rights holder. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 846 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 2, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 846 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 727 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Monday. Apart from Shanghai, 13 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 36 in Beijing. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 727 confirmed, 6,606 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 2, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 727 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 6,606 local asymptomatic infection cases on Sunday, the municipal health commission said MondayClick here to read…

Beijing reports 55 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

Beijing reported 51 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and four asymptomatic cases between 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, local authorities have said. A makeshift hospital located in Xiaotangshan Township in the capital’s northern suburb was put into use on Sunday, and has received 12 patients, Li Ang, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, told a press conference on Sunday. Click here to read…

9 suspects detained after building collapses in central China: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

Public security authorities detained nine people on Sunday after a self-constructed residential building collapsed Friday in central China’s Hunan Province. According to police in the provincial capital of Changsha, the owner of the building surnamed Wu, and three others in charge of building design and construction surnamed Long, Ren and Xue were suspected of the crime of causing a major-liability accident. Click here to read…

Beijing adds four more risk areas for COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 30, 2022

Four more areas in Beijing were classified as medium-risk areas for COVID-19 on Saturday, the municipal government said. The latest classifications have brought the total number of high-risk areas in Beijing to six and medium-risk areas to 23, said a press conference on local epidemic prevention and control work. Click here to read…

Beijing building makeshift hospitals: Xinhuanet
April 30, 2022

Beijing is preparing to construct makeshift hospitals to cope with the latest upsurge of the novel coronavirus, said a press conference Saturday. So far, about 4,000 beds have been reserved for COVID-19 infections in Beijing, and more venues are being transformed into large-scale makeshift hospitals in case of need, said Li Ang, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission. Click here to read…

HKSAR gov’t continues tracing COVID-19 through sewage surveillance: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Sunday that the COVID-19 virus has recently been detected in sewage samples from some areas in the city, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises in these areas. Click here to read…

Chinese leadership analyzes economic situation, reviews plan on talent development: Quishi
April 30, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to analyze the current economic situation and economic work. Click here to read…

Prioritizing infrastructure creation set to stabilize economy: Quishi
April 29, 2022

China’s efforts to bolster infrastructure construction in a precise manner will help buttress the nation’s economic growth this year amid a complicated external environment and resurgent domestic COVID-19 cases, experts said. Click here to read…

China revs up infrastructure investment to spur growth: Quishi
April 29, 2022

Investment, a traditional key driver of China’s economic growth, is unleashing new energy as the central authorities have made fresh arrangements to modernize the country’s infrastructure for sustained growth. Click here to read…

Policies help manufacturing sector overcome COVID-19 impact: Quishi
May 2, 2022

Amid unexpected headwinds brought by the domestic COVID-19 resurgences, China has proactively taken countermeasures to assist manufacturing companies in emerging from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. Click here to read…

China’s top legal departments urge abduction suspects to surrender: China Daily
May 2, 2022

Three of China’s top legal departments have jointly issued a circular urging all suspects involved in the abduction of women and children to surrender themselves to the authorities. Click here to read…

CPC stresses need to keep economy stable: China Daily
April 30, 2022

A key Party meeting has underlined the need to ensure economic stability and coordination of the nation’s COVID-19 response and economic growth, reiterating that the country will actively respond to the concerns of foreign businesses to stabilize foreign investment and international trade. Click here to read…

World’s highest automatic weather station to be set up on Mt Qomolangma: China Daily
May 1, 2022

Chinese scientists are mounting efforts to establish a meteorological monitoring station at an altitude of 8,800 meters on Mount Qomolangma, the world’s highest peak, on the China-Nepal border. Click here to read…

Mass nucleic acid testing to continue in the capital: China Daily
May 2, 2022

Beijing has taken strict control and prevention measures during the May Day holiday and will conduct more rounds of nucleic acid testing in some areas to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in the city. Click here to read…

John Lee delivers policy platform, highlighting governance efficiency, housing support, and HK youth future: Global Times
April 29, 2022

John Lee Ka-chiu, the candidate for the upcoming election for Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, unveiled his policy platform on Friday, focusing on strengthening local governance, fixing housing woes, enhancing the overall competitiveness of the city and building a caring society for young people. Click here to read…

Shanghai dispatches 160,000 personnel for disinfection covering 13,000 residential compounds as new cases keep declining: Global Times
May 2, 2022

As part of achieving the goal of eliminating the COVID-19 cases at the community level, Shanghai is carrying out citywide cleaning and disinfection covering 13,000 residential compounds in the city, local authority said on Monday, noting that nearly 1 million delivery packages are being disinfected every day. Click here to read…

Shanghai achieves phased results in latest battle against Omicron with 6 districts basically registering no community transmissions: Global Times
May 1, 2022

The risk of COVID-19 community transmission in Shanghai has been effectively contained and six districts, including Fengxian, Jinshan and Chongming have basically realized no community transmissions, Shanghai local government said on Sunday, amid the easing of a citywide lockdown for more than 15 million residents. Click here to read…

Special fund for rehabilitation of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi given in the wake of the terrorist attack: Global Times
April 30, 2022

A special fund was given by the Chinese International Education Foundation for rehabilitation of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi, Pakistan, in the wake of the terrorist attack on its shuttle bus killing 3 Chinese Tuesday. The fund of 500,000 yuan ($75,660) on April 30 will be also used to offer relief to the victims and their families. Click here to read…

Serbia displays ‘powerful, affordable’ Chinese air defense missiles for the 1st time, ‘not meant as a threat but rightful natl defense devt’: Global Times
May 1, 2022

Serbia displayed its latest addition to its arsenal, the Chinese-made FK-3 air defense missile system, to the general public for the first time on Saturday, after concentrated sorties of Y-20 large transport aircraft from the Chinese Air Force delivered the weapon to the European country in April. Click here to read…

China suspends freight train operations with North Korea amid virus: Kyodo
April 29, 2022

China has suspended freight train operations with North Korea amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the Chinese border city of Dandong, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. Since earlier this week, many residential compounds in Dandong, which lies opposite the North Korean city of Sinuiji, have been locked down against a backdrop of the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, while people living in such areas have been compelled to stay home. Click here to read…

Serbia shows off Chinese missiles, raising concerns: Taipei Times
May 2, 2022

Serbia on Saturday publicly displayed a recently delivered Chinese anti-aircraft missile system, raising concerns in the West and among some of Serbia’s neighbors that an arms buildup in the Balkans could threaten a fragile peace in the region. Click here to read…

Shanghai lockdown sends chill down meat trade: Reuters
May 2, 2022

The protracted lockdown in Shanghai, China’s financial hub, is slowing the nation’s normally booming meat trade, with stringent COVID-19 measures causing logistics logjams across the food industry in a sign of the broadening disruptions to business. Click here to read…

Outspoken market analyst’s Chinese social media accounts suspended: Reuters
May 1, 2022

The Chinese social media accounts of an outspoken Hong Kong-based market strategist were suspended after a series of downbeat commentaries and a slump in mainland equities to two-year lows on COVID-19 lockdowns and global political tensions. Click here to read…

Setback for Shanghai’s COVID battle; Beijing focus on mass testing: Reuters
May 2, 2022

China’s commercial capital of Shanghai was dealt a blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine areas while Beijing pressed on with testing millions of its people on a May Day holiday few were celebrating. Click here to read…

Elderly death mix-up adds to Covid-19 turmoil for Shanghai residents: South China Morning Post
May 2, 2022

Shanghai authorities are investigating after a senior citizen was mistaken for dead by staff at an elderly care centre and sent to the morgue. Videos circulating widely on Chinese social media showed two men who appeared to be morgue workers with a yellow body bag outside the Shanghai Xinchangzheng welfare hospital in Putuo district on Sunday afternoon. Click here to read…

Coronavirus: Shanghai reports 58 new cases in unguarded, low-risk zones in setback for city’s ‘societal zero-Covid’ push: South China Morning Post
May 2, 2022

Shanghai’s daily new Covid-19 cases rebounded in unguarded low-risk zones after staying clear for two days, a reversal that underscored the challenges in stamping out the highly transmissible Omicron variant, even amid a month-long citywide lockdown. New cases declined for the ninth straight day, dropping 6.8 per cent to 7,333 in the previous 24 hours, according to official data released on Monday. Symptomatic cases fell 7.7 per cent to 727, while the death toll decreased by 16 per cent to 32 from a day earlier. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 29, 2022

Land-sea trade corridor connects 107 countries, regions: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

The New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, a trade and logistics passage, has expanded its reach to 315 ports in 107 countries and regions, according to the municipal government of southwest China’s Chongqing. The corridor is jointly built by Singapore and provincial-level regions of western China, with Chongqing as its center of operations. Click here to read…

Digitalization helps more people in China discover joy of reading: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

Cheng Zhiwu, a 70-year-old from central China’s Hubei Province, has downloaded some 600 digital books on a reading App on his tablet computer. “I’ve found so much joy in reading or listening to digital books as a way to keep up with the times and enrich my golden years,” said Chen, adding that he spends some four to five hours a day on the reading App. Click here to read…

Cooperation center for China-Pacific Island countries climate change launched: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

A cooperation center for China and Pacific Island countries on climate change was launched Thursday in east China’s Shandong Province. Jointly built by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and Shandong Province, the center is located in Shandong’s Liaocheng City, according to the foreign affairs office of the provincial government of Shandong. Click here to read…

Chinese vice FM defends China-Solomon Islands security agreement: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng on Thursday defended the signing of the inter-governmental framework agreement on security cooperation between China and Solomon Islands as a right of two sovereign states. Click here to read…

China urges “crisis maker” U.S. to clarify bio-military activities: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

A Chinese defense spokesperson on Thursday called the United States the true creator of bio-crises and urged the country to clarify its bio-military activities. Noting that biological weapons are weapons of mass destruction, Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, said that the recently uncovered bio-military activities conducted by the United States in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) have become a source of concern for members of the international community, including China. Click here to read…

China to temporarily adjust coal tariffs to zero: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

China will impose provisional zero tariffs on coal imports from May to secure energy supply, an official statement said Thursday. According to the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council, over the next 11 months, starting May 1, seven types of coal products including coking coal and brown coal will enjoy zero tariffs. Click here to read…

Beijing green-lights pilot operation of vehicles with unmanned driver’s seat: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Beijing on Thursday became the first Chinese city to green-light the pilot commercial operation of self-driving passenger vehicles without anyone in the driver’s seat. With safety supervisors in the front passenger seat, the first batch of 14 driverless cars received approval to hit the road under pilot commercial operation. Click here to read…

China launches learning app for middle, primary school students: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

China has launched a mobile app to provide middle and primary school students with more convenient ways to study online amid COVID-19 resurgence, according to the Ministry of Education. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 5,646 new local COVID-19 cases, 5,487 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 5,646 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 5,487 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Friday. Click here to read…

Shanghai new COVID-19 cases: 5,487 confirmed, 9,545 asymptomatic: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 5,487 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 9,545 local asymptomatic carriers on Thursday, the municipal health commission said Friday. Of the newly confirmed cases, 5,062 had previously been reported as asymptomatic carriers, the commission said in a statement. Click here to read…

South China airport cancels flights amid COVID-19 outbreak: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Baiyun airport in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, has announced the cancellation of domestic passenger flights following the discovery of more COVID-19 cases. Click here to read…

Shanghai requires enterprises to pay employees during COVID-19 quarantine: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Shanghai on Thursday issued a guideline stating that enterprises should pay wages to their employees who cannot work normally due to COVID-19 quarantines. According to the document released by the municipal human resources and social security bureau, enterprises are banned from terminating labor contracts when employees are placed in quarantine for treatment or are under medical observation, or they cannot work normally due to other emergency measures implemented by the government. Click here to read…

East China city orders routine nucleic acid testing for COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

The eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou on Thursday ordered routine nucleic acid testing for local residents as it strives to cut off transmission of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19. Click here to read…

Beijing schools to start holiday one day earlier over COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

All primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and secondary vocational schools in Beijing will start the May Day holiday one day ahead of schedule due to the COVID-19 epidemic, local authorities said Thursday. Click here to read…

Shanghai enhances capacity to handle epidemic-related waste: Xinhuanet

April 28, 2022

Shanghai has expanded its capacity to dispose of epidemic-related waste to over 1,400 tonnes daily at present, from 300 tonnes per day before the latest round of COVID-19 resurgence started in March, according to the municipal bureau of ecology and environment. Click here to read…

HKSAR chief executive stresses staying vigilant in fighting COVID-19: Xinhunaet
April 29, 2022

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Thursday stressed that the HKSAR government will not let its guard down in fighting COVID-19 despite dwindling infections in the global financial hub. Click here to read…

Just-concluded online Canton Fair enjoys great popularity: Quishi
April 29, 2022

The online Canton Fair, which is hailed as the “barometer” and “wind vane” of China’s foreign trade, has built a unique economic and trade bridge for Chinese and foreign exhibitors and buyers. Click here to read…

China, Oman vow to promote strategic partnership, military cooperation: China Military
April 29, 2022

Senior officials from China and Oman pledged on Thursday to further promote their strategic partnership and boost military cooperation. They made the pledge during a meeting between Omani Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik Al Said and visiting Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe in Muscat, capital of Oman. Click here to read…

U.S. should return to rational, pragmatic policy toward China: People’s Daily
April 29, 2022

As the spillovers of the Ukraine crisis continue to spread, the international situation is increasingly complex and grave. The U.S., the instigator of the crisis, has neither reflected on its mistakes nor done its duty for world peace and security by trying all means to promote a ceasefire and peace talks. Click here to read…

Flights canceled in Guangzhou after workers test positive for coronavirus: China Daily
April 28, 2022

All domestic flights to and from the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport before noon on Thursday have been canceled and a portion of the flights will be carried out in the afternoon after some workers at the airport tested abnormally against the coronavirus on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Beijing health code app attacked by hackers: China Daily
April 28, 2022

Beijing Jiankangbao, a mobile-based app used to check health codes and provide nucleic acid testing results during the COVID-19 epidemic, has been attacked by overseas hackers according to Wei Bin, an official from the capital’s municipal government. Click here to read…

Beijing approves nation’s first driverless robotaxi permits: China Daily
April 29, 2022

Beijing granted China’s first autonomous driving permits to two robotaxi operators-Baidu Inc and Pony.ai-on Thursday that for the first time allows the removal of a safety operator from the driver’s seat on public roads in the capital. Click here to read…

International Forum on People-to-People Exchange and Academic Cultural Season of Confucius Institute held in Peking University: Global Times
April 28, 2022

On April 25, 2022, “The International Forum on People-to-People Exchange and Academic Cultural Season of Confucius Institute, Peking University,” co-hosted by the Office of Confucius Institute, the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding (iGCU), and the Office of Global Communication was officially launched at the Moonlight Hall of the Overseas Exchange Center at Peking University. Click here to read…X

Guangzhou launches mass nucleic acid testing in three districts after four infections discovered: Global Times
April 28, 2022

Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province launched mass nucleic acid testing in three districts on Thursday after discovering three confirmed cases and a silent virus carrier at the Baiyun International Airport on the same day. Click here to read…

Pakistan urged to fix counter-terror shield for all Chinese projects and personnel, especially during political reshuffle: Global Times
April 28, 2022

After claiming responsibility for the terror attack that struck the Confucius Institute within the University of Karachi on Tuesday and killed three Chinese teachers and a Pakistani driver, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), a militant separatist group, warned China of more deadly attacks, and Chinese experts urged the Pakistani government to take immediate and firm actions on protecting Chinese nationals and projects and to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts. Click here to read…

More than 12 mln in Shanghai can leave homes as COVID risk ebbs: Reuters
April 29, 2022

As many as 12.38 million Shanghai residents, nearly half the population of China’s financial hub, are now in lower-risk areas, meaning they can leave their homes, the government said on Friday. Shanghai, battling China’s biggest ever COVID-19 outbreak, put the entire city into lockdown at the beginning of the month, though it has cautiously lifted some restrictions on residential areas that have gone two weeks without a positive case. Click here to read…

One case sees Guangzhou mass test and cancel flights: Taipei Times
April 29, 2022

The Chinese megacity of Guangzhou yesterday canceled hundreds of flights and launched mass testing of 5.6 million people after one suspected COVID-19 case, while Beijing closed some public spaces and stepped up checks at others, as most of the capital’s 22 million residents turned up for more mass testing aimed at averting a Shanghai-like lockdown. Click here to read…

Beijing called on to let Morrison Lee leave China: Taipei Times
April 29, 2022

An international human rights group has called on Beijing to release Morrison Lee, a Taiwanese who served a 22-month prison sentence for spying in China, but since his release last year has been prevented from leaving the country. Beijing’s refusal to allow Lee to depart contravenes China’s domestic laws and international treaty obligations, Safeguard Defenders wrote in a news release on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Liao Guoxun, mayor of China’s port city Tianjin, dead at 59: South China Morning Post
April 29, 2022

Liao Guoxun, mayor of the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin, has died after a sudden illness, according to the municipality’s Communist Party newspaper. He was 59.
Tianjin Daily said on its WeChat account on Thursday that Liao, who was also the city’s deputy party chief, had died a day earlier, without elaborating on the cause of death.
He was last seen in public on Monday, along with Tianjin party chief Li Hongzhong and other officials at a meeting about curbing pollution. According to video clips of the event broadcast on Tianjin TV, Liao appeared to be in good health. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 28, 2022

China to intensify policies to stabilize and boost employment, further smooth international and domestic logistics: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

China decided on greater policy support for keeping payrolls stable and boosting job creation, in a bid to maintain employment stability and ensure stable economic performance, according to a decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Senior Chinese official stresses ethnic unity, development in Inner Mongolia: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

A senior Chinese official urged north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to reinforce the sense of all ethnic groups being within the community of the Chinese nation, while pursuing long-lasting stability and prosperity as well as high-quality development. Click here to read…

Vice premier stresses importance of national territory spatial planning: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Wednesday called for efforts to ensure the high-quality completion of national territory spatial planning work. Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks at a teleconference. Click here to read…

Data products published in China to support sustainable development of BRICS: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

A Chinese institution has published a series of data products to support scientific research on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of BRICS countries, according to the BRICS Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development held in Beijing on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China to advance research in philosophy, social sciences: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

The Chinese authority published a plan Wednesday to develop philosophy and social sciences during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). The country aims to develop philosophy and social sciences with Chinese characteristics, which have considerable academic frameworks, strong academic capacities, high research levels, and international influence, noted the plan issued by the general office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. Click here to read…

Shanghai new COVID-19 cases: 1,292 confirmed, 9,330 asymptomatic: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 1,292 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 9,330 local asymptomatic carriers on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 1,494 new local COVID-19 cases, 1,292 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 1,494 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 1,292 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Thursday. Click here to read…

Tibet improves infrastructure to boost tourism: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region pooled more than 500 million yuan (about 76.2 million U.S. dollars) into tourism infrastructure projects to boost its tourism industry in 2021, said the regional tourism development department Wednesday. Click here to read…

Iranian president meets with Chinese defense minister: China Military
April 27, 2022

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi met with the visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe in Tehran on Wednesday. Ebrahim Raisi said that Iran and China share weal and woe and hold similar stances and support each other in international affairs. Click here to read…

New measures to help logistics sector: China Daily
April 27, 2022

With COVID-19 lockdowns posing a threat to supply chains, China has adopted stronger measures to ensure unimpeded logistics-especially for daily necessities and key production materials-to shore up economic growth and protect public well-being. Click here to read…

Ministry prioritizing finding jobs for new graduates: China Daily
April 28, 2022

The employment of young people, college graduates in particular, will remain the priority of the nation’s work in stabilizing the job market this year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Beijing’s neighbor in Hebei locked down: China Daily
April 27, 2022

Sanhe, a county-level city in Langfang, Hebei province, was ordered to enter a “static” state on Wednesday afternoon after a resident tested positive for COVID-19. Under static conditions, all residents in the city, which is a near neighbor of Beijing, are required to stay home. Stores and other businesses are suspended, according to a notice from the city’s office for COVID-19 prevention and control on Wednesday afternoon. Click here to read…

Survey highlights sources of anxiety in young Chinese: China Daily
April 27, 2022

Nearly 70 percent of young Chinese internet users face varying degrees of anxiety mainly caused by their studies, work, appearance, and health, according to the Survey Report on the Social Mentality of Young Internet Users in China (2009-2021) which was released recently. Click here to read…

Internet hospital opened in Guangdong for occupational diseases: China Daily
April 28, 2022

Guangdong province has taken the lead in the Chinese mainland in opening an internet hospital for occupational diseases, offering online consultation, diagnosis, treatment and related medical services. Click here to read…

Students identified as key group in Beijing outbreak: China Daily
April 28, 2022

Beijing has registered more than 100 COVID-19 cases in the latest outbreak and more than 30 percent of those infected are from schools and kindergartens, a senior official said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

President Xi calls for advancing infrastructure development: Global Times
April 27, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chairman of the Central Military Commission, and director of the Central Commission for Financial and Economic Affairs (CCFEA), presided over the 11th meeting of the CCFEA on Tuesday to discuss matters on comprehensively advancing infrastructure development and implementing decisions and plans made by the CCFEA since the 19th CPC National Congress in 2017. Click here to read…

China’s Ministry of Public Security vows to punish those who profit from disaster and crack down on violations that disrupt market order: Global Times
April 27, 2022

China’s Ministry of Public Security vowed to severely punish those who profit from disaster and strictly crack down on violations that disrupt the order of the market economy to maintain and stabilize the epidemic prevention and control work following multiple violations amid the fight against COVID-19. Click here to read…

China agrees with subjecting UNSC veto to debate, but also raises concerns over its potential procedural confusion: Global Times
April 27, 2022

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution that allows it to convene automatically when a veto is cast. China’s UN representative said that China understands the original intention of the move, but is also concerned over the procedural confusion and inconsistency in practice it may cause, and whether it can achieve its intended purpose. Click here to read…

Chinese and US politicians call on both sides to jointly push forward bilateral relations: Global Times
April 28, 2022

Diplomats, experts and scholars from both China and the US said on Wednesday that a path should be found to let go of differences and move toward stability and peace, especially at a moment when bilateral relations are most challenging. Click here to read…

Chinese firms in Pakistan step up security measures after deadly attack: Global Times
April 27, 2022

Chinese businesses in Pakistan are operating without disruption, though they are ramping up precautions to ensure the safety of personnel and projects in accordance with official guidelines, after a terrorist attack in Karachi killed three Chinese nationals on Tuesday afternoon. Click here to read…

Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport cancels 90% flights following abnormal nucleic test result: Global Times
April 28, 2022

Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport cancelled 90% flights on Thursday morning following abnormal nucleic test result, according to flight information provider VariFlight and the airport statement. Click here to read…

Chinese industrial park project wins approval in Afghanistan: Global Times
April 28, 2022

Chinatown in Kabul, a Chinese business group in Afghanistan, is expected to see considerable expansion after the “Chinatown industrial park project” won government approval recently, a source with the group told the Global Times on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China ranks first globally in international patent applications for third consecutive year: People’s Daily
April 28, 2022

China has ranked first in the world in terms of the number of international patent applications for a third consecutive year, said a recent press conference. Officials with the administration for market regulation in Haigang district, Qinhuangdao, north China’s Hebei province introduce intellectual property rights protection to a merchant, April 20, 2022. Click here to read…

Shanghai’s focus shifts to vaccination of elderly as new cases decline: Reuters
April 28, 2022

The COVID-hit city of Shanghai is making more resources available to improve vaccination rates among the elderly as daily case numbers decline and it looks for a way out of four weeks of stringent lockdown restrictions. Click here to read…

COVID lockdowns upset the rice bowls of China’s commuter workers: Reuters
April 28, 2022

When the town of Yanjiao near Beijing was suddenly plunged into a COVID-19 lockdown last month, taxi driver Dong Tiejun was forced to drive hundreds of kilometres to avoid roadblocks and get a passenger to Tianjin, a metropolis on the northeast coast. Click here to read…

China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu: Reuters
April 27, 2022

China has recorded its first human infection with the H3N8 strain of bird flu, but the risk of its spread among people is low, the health authority said. The variant was found in a four-year-old boy from the central province of Henan province who showed fever and other symptoms on April 5, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 26, 2022

Xi calls for blazing new path to developing China’s world-class universities: Xinhuanet
April 26, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and chairman of the Central Military Commission, arrived at Renmin University of China (RUC) for inspection on Monday morning in Beijing, ahead of China’s Youth Day, which falls on May 4. Click here to read…

Xi’s Economic Agenda: Going digital, Chinese gov’t on the move: Xinhuanet
April 26, 2022

China is looking to expedite the building of a digital government to achieve greater efficiency in public service delivery and modernize the country’s governance system and capacity. The central authorities have put their foot on the accelerator as the guidelines on building a digital government was adopted at a meeting of the Central Commission for Comprehensively Deepening Reform. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses need to further anti-corruption fight, build clean government: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called for further efforts to combat corruption and build a clean and honest government. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a State Council meeting on clean governance. Click here to read…

China continues to advance concrete measures to uphold authority of constitution: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

China has adopted concrete measures over the past decade to uphold the authority of the country’s constitution, ensuring that all laws and regulations are in strict compliance with it, a Chinese official said Monday. Click here to read…

China to work with international community for implementation of Global Security Initiative, says FM: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

China stands ready to work with the international community to make sure the Global Security Initiative takes root and bears fruit to make the world more peaceful, secure and prosperous, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. Click here to read…

China’s Canton Fair attracts record number of overseas buyers: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

The number of overseas purchasers registered for the just-concluded 131st session of the China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, hit a record high of 536,000 from 228 countries and regions. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 1,908 new local COVID-19 cases, 1,661 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
April 26, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 1,908 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 1,661 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Tuesday. Apart from Shanghai, 17 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 91 in Jiangxi, 44 in Jilin, and 32 in Beijing. Click here to read…

China’s toll stations closed due to epidemic have mostly resumed operation: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

China has seen a significant decrease in the number of expressway toll stations and service zones shut down due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Ministry of Transport said. The ministry’s data showed that 11 toll stations nationwide were still suspended by Saturday. They accounted for only 0.1 percent of the nation’s total, 667 fewer than the figure on April 10, down 98.38 percent. Click here to read…

Ships catch fire in Macao sea waters, blasts heard: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

Ships anchored in sea waters near Macao caught fire Monday evening, with multiple blasts heard, according to the Fire Department of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government. Click here to read…

China to further tap consumption potential: Quishi
April 26, 2022

China on Monday unveiled guidelines to further tap the country’s consumption potential, with detailed measures to tackle short-term bottlenecks and boost longer-term consumption vitality. Click here to read…

China gives green light to new nuclear power projects: Quishi
April 24, 2022

Six reactors approved for launch in three cities to support clean energy transition. With the future power supply growth coming mostly from nonfossil energy in China as the country is going through a green energy transition, nuclear power will be crucial for China to reach its carbon peak goal by 2030, said analysts. Click here to read…

Kazakh president, Chinese defense minister agree to strengthen military cooperation: China Military
April 26, 2022

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and visiting Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe voiced common readiness on Monday to step up bilateral cooperation. Click here to read…

New rules to foster culturally relevant place names: China Daily
April 26, 2022

China will implement a new regulation to guide the naming or renaming of places, such as banning the use of the names of foreign people or places as place names. Premier Li Keqiang signed a State Council decree to unveil the new rule on the management of place names on Thursday. It will take effect from May 1. A State Council executive meeting adopted the revision on Sept 1. Click here to read…

Hong Kong to start application for employment support scheme this week: China Daily
April 26, 2022

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced on Monday that the application for the 2022 Employment Support Scheme will start on Friday. Law Chi-kwong, secretary for labor and welfare of the HKSAR government, announced during a press conference that the application for the 2022 ESS will be open from April 29 till May 12, with a view to granting financial assistance to the first batch of successful applicants in early May. Click here to read…

China launches maritime trial website: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

The China Maritime Trial website was officially launched on Monday. It includes both Chinese and English versions and will serve as a dynamic information-sharing platform for maritime adjudication. Click here to read…

New vessels taking part in exercises: China Daily
April 26, 2022

Missile destroyers, assault ship latest additions to growing PLA Navy fleet. The People’s Liberation Army Navy has recently commissioned at least two Type 055-class guided-missile destroyers and a Type 075-class amphibious assault ship. Click here to read…

Shanghai makes initial progress in combating Omicron, facing challenges in treating severe cases: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Although Shanghai has made initial progress in fighting the latest Omicron outbreak with a declining number of infections found in communities, the city is still facing the biggest challenge in treating severe COVID-19 patients as 51 more deaths were recorded on Sunday, lifting the total in this round of the outbreak to 138. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland detects Omicron BA.2.3 for 1st time, ‘not likely to affect epidemic control’: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Cases of COVID-19 infection by an evolved sublineage of Omicron’s BA.2 mutation, Omicron BA.2.3, were reported on Monday in Yantai, East China’s Shandong Province, the first time the strain has been detected in the Chinese mainland. Click here to read…

Beijing launches mass testing for nearly 90% of its population, ‘timely, decisive and necessary’: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Beijing’s health authorities announced at a late night news conference that the Chinese capital will launch mass nucleic acid testing on its nearly 20 million residents, about 90 percent of the population, on Tuesday, after the city reported 70 COVID-19 infections in eight districts in the last four days. Click here to read…

Deputy chief designer of CR929 dies of sudden illness in Shanghai: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Deputy chief designer of wide-body aircraft CR929 with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), passed away on Sunday at the age of 43, according to caixin.com on Tuesday. Meng Qinggong, COMAC’s Composite Material Center, deputy chief designer of wide-body CR929 of COMAC, passed away after having a heart attack at his home in the Xinzhuang Industrial Zone, in Shanghai’s Minhang district, a source confirmed with the Global Times, but the source declined to elaborate further. Click here to read…

Several public venues in Beijing closed amid COVID-19 surge: Global Times
April 26, 2022

Several public venues, including the National Center for the Performance Arts (NCPA) in Beijing closed after the capital saw a COVID-19 flare-up in recent days. The NCPA, located in the citys Xicheng district, said on its WeChat account that it will be closed from Tuesday to Saturday. Several other public places in Chaoyang district, where most of the cases were detected, also announced to close temporarily. Click here to read…

33 years old male COVID-19-related patient died of sudden cardiac arrest in Shanghai: Global Times
April 26, 2022

A 33-year-old male COVID-19 patient on Monday died of sudden cardiac arrest in Shanghai, and he had received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, Shanghai health commission said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China is neither the only nor the largest creditor of Sri Lanka, says Ambassador: Global Times
April 26, 2022

China is neither the only creditor nor the largest creditor of Sri Lanka. The so-called debt trap theory fabricated by some foreign media outlets is completely untrue, according to Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka. Click here to read…

Apple’s supplier Foxconn suspends production at Kunshan plant, impact ‘limited’: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Apple’s supplier Foxconn confirmed to the Global Times on Monday that its plants in Kunshan, East China’s Jiangsu Province, remain suspended for local epidemic control requirements and production will not resume until further government noticeClick here to read…

Chinese regulators urge more prudent IPO pricing after market debut flops: Reuters
April 25, 2022

Chinese regulators have urged underwriters to price initial public offerings more reasonably after a third of more than 100 new listings so far this year fell on their trading debut. Click here to read…

BMW and Audi suspend shipments by train to China: Reuters

April 26, 2022

German carmakers BMW (BMWG.DE) and Volkswagen’s Audi (VOWG_p.DE) have suspended shipments of cars by rail from Germany to China due to the war in Ukraine, the Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club suspends top Asian human rights awards: Reuters
April 25, 2022

Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) has suspended its annual Human Rights Press Awards so as not to “unintentionally” violate any laws, according to a statement from the club president on Monday. Click here to read…

Lockdown fears grow in Beijing’s biggest district of Chaoyang: Kyodo

April 25, 2022

People in Beijing’s biggest district of Chaoyang, where a large number of foreign expats live, tried to stock up on enough food on Monday amid mounting fears about a possible lockdown, as the Chinese capital began carrying out mass COVID-19 tests in the central area. Click here to read…

Beijing testing sparks panic buying: Taipei Times
April 26, 2022

Fears of a hard COVID-19 lockdown yesterday sparked panic buying in Beijing, as long lines for compulsory mass testing formed in a large central district of the Chinese capital. China is already trying to contain a wave of infections in its biggest city, Shanghai, which has been almost entirely locked down for weeks and reported 51 new COVID-19 deaths yesterday. Click here to read…

China’s Hainan free-trade port tipped to deepen Asean ties, but island must ‘brave’ uncertainty: South China Morning Post
April 26, 2022

Hainan’s transformation into a free-trade port will open new doors for trade between China and Asean, but its success will require a leap of faith and pioneering spirit, experts said. Beijing plans to turn the 35,000 sq km island into the world’s largest free-trade port by 2035, using lower taxes to attract investors, businesses and individuals, and looser visa requirements to lure foreign tourists and talent. It plans to have an independent customs regime in place by 2025. Click here to read…

‘Innovation is shifting East’ as China amasses patents, says official: South China Morning Post
April 26, 2022

China approved about 700,000 patents for inventions last year, a 30 per cent increase compared to a year earlier, according to the China National Intellectual Property Administration. Administration head Shen Changyu said on Sunday that a total of 696,000 invention patents were authorised in 2021, an average of 7.5 of high-value patents per 10,000, or nearly double the ratio for 2017. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 25, 2022

Former court official under probe: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Hu Yifeng, former president of the Higher People’s Court of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has been put under investigation for suspected severe violations of Party disciplines and laws, an official statement said Friday. Click here to read…

Xi unanimously elected delegate to 20th CPC National Congress: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Xi Jinping was elected delegate to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the CPC Guangxi regional congress by a unanimous vote on Friday. Xi was nominated by the CPC Central Committee as a candidate for delegate to the 20th CPC National Congress, scheduled to be held in the second half of 2022. Click here to read…

New Party chiefs of Hebei, Sichuan provinces appointed: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Ni Yuefeng has been appointed secretary of the Hebei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Wang Dongfeng, according to a decision of the CPC Central Committee. Wang Xiaohui has been appointed secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, replacing Peng Qinghua, according to the decisionClick here to read…

China lays out priorities on improving government transparency: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

The General Office of the State Council has released a document laying out the priorities for improving government transparency in 2022. It stresses improving information disclosure related to market entities, cutting taxes and fees, expanding effective investment, and COVID-19 containment. Click here to read…

Sound legislation urged for Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ecological conservation: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu on Friday urged the advancement of sound legislation work to protect the ecological environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, made the remarks while attending a symposium on the matter. Click here to read…

Xi encourages whole Chinese society to read more: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

President Xi Jinping has encouraged the whole Chinese society to read more to foster a good reading environment, in a congratulatory letter sent on the occasion of the country’s first national reading campaign that opened on Saturday. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to clarify its Ukraine bio-military activities: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

The United States should give comprehensive and detailed clarification of its bio-military activities, and end its solitary stance of opposing the establishment of a multilateral verification mechanism for biological weapons, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier, Sri Lankan PM hold phone call on bilateral ties: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday held a phone conversation with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on bilateral ties at the latter’s request. In the phone call, Li noted that the two countries enjoy profound traditional friendship and are strategic cooperative partners. Click here to read…

China, Vietnam coast guards conduct joint patrol: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

Chinese and Vietnamese coast guards carried out a joint patrol from Tuesday to Thursday in Beibu Gulf waters, according to the China Coast Guard (CCG). It was the 23rd joint patrol by the maritime law enforcement forces of the two countries in Beibu Gulf waters since 2006 and the first this year. Click here to read…

China’s shipbuilding sector continues to lead in world market: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

China remained the world’s leading shipbuilder in the first quarter of the year, taking up nearly half of the international market share in terms of output and new and holding orders, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed. Click here to read…

Digital book readership in China exceeds 500 mln in 2021: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

The number of digital book readers in China reached 506 million in 2021, up 2.43 percent year on year, according to an industry report released Saturday. The overall scale of China’s digital reading market reached 41.57 billion yuan (about 6.4 billion U.S. dollars), marking a year-on-year growth of 18.23 percent, according to the China digital readership report 2021. Click here to read…

China mulls building defense system against near-Earth asteroids: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

China is set to build monitoring and defense systems protecting the planet from the dangers of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Wu Yanhua, deputy director of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), told China’s CCTV News recently that China will start to build an Earth-based and space-based NEA monitoring and warning system, in order to ensure the safe, stable and orderly operation of spacecraft. Click here to read…

Death toll reaches 87 in Shanghai’s current COVID-19 outbreak: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

A total of 87 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Shanghai, of which the average age was around 81, the municipal health commission said Sunday. Among the deceased, the oldest was 101-years-old. All of those who passed away had serious underlying health conditions such as malignant tumors, coronary heart disease and hypertension. The direct causes of their deaths are basic diseases, said the commission. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 2,666 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 2,666 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 2,472 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Monday. Click here to read…

China cracks down on IPR violations regarding Beijing Winter Olympics: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

China’s National Copyright Administration and five other authorities have been supervising the investigation of some key cases involving infringements of copyright and other intellectual property rights (IPR) related to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. Click here to read…

Invigorating China’s space exploration dream: China Military
April 24, 2022

On April 24, 1970, a young man in a village in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province was thrilled to get the news that China sent its first satellite Dongfanghong-1 into space. That young man, Xi Jinping, later became Chinese President. Click here to read…

How CPC elects delegates to upcoming Party congress: China Daily
April 23, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC), the world’s largest governing party, will convene its 20th national congress in the second half of the year. The quinquennial event will review the work of the past five years, chart the course for the future, and elect new central leadership. Click here to read…

China makes headway in IP industry: China Daily
April 25, 2022

Patents and trademarks increase as nation looks to become ‘powerhouse’. The quality and quantity of Chinese intellectual property continued to rise in 2021, with 696,000 invention patents authorized throughout the year, a senior official said. Click here to read…

Xinjiang’s first plateau airport starts operation: China Daily
April 24, 2022

With the successful landing of China Southern Airlines Flight CZ6681 at the Zhaosu Tianma Airport in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Friday, the region’s first plateau airport was officially put into operation. Click here to read…

Cargo train connects Gansu with Southeast Asia: China Daily
April 22, 2022

A cargo train carrying more than 530 metric tons of asbestos in 20 containers departed Dunhuang, Gansu province, for Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday. The train will leave the country via Mohan port in Yunnan province and is expected to reach Bangkok in 12 days, after passing through Vientiane, Laos. Click here to read…

41 COVID cases seen in Beijing over weekend: China Daily
April 25, 2022

Beijing reported 41 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases between Friday and Sunday in various locations in the city, further complicating prevention and control efforts in the capital, a senior official said on Sunday. Click here to read…

Xinjiang regional govt guarantees all workers’ rights to be protected: Global Times
April 22, 2022

The Xinjiang regional government has made pledges to workers of all ethnic backgrounds that they will enjoy the rights to choose their career freely and that they will all work under equal working conditions, Xinjiang regional government spokesperson Xu Guixiang said at a conference on Friday. The conference was held ahead of the International Workers Day, all known as May Day. The regional government has also vowed stringent measures to crack down on violations of laws about workers, including forced labor. Click here to read…

Shanghai investigates more unauthorized suppliers of household goods during community lockdown: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Shanghai’s market regulators have increased the supervision of household goods provided to residents during the recent COVID-19 outbreak and made public several cases of food safety violations. Click here to read…

Chinese FM elaborates on China-proposed Global Security Initiative, stresses nation will always be the backbone of guarding world peace: Global Times
April 24, 2022

As Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed for the first time a Global Security Initiative at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave a detailed elaboration on the initiative in an article published on People’s Daily on Sunday, answering to the question: “What kind of security concept does the world need and how can countries achieve common security?” Click here to read…

12 chief commanders and designers of China’s missiles make their public debut after retirement: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Twelve chief commanders and designers of China’s missiles who remained undisclosed made their public debut for the first time on Sunday after retiring and ending a period of secrecy. The life stories of the 12 experts are recorded in the book Missile Life, which was first released by the Second Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) at the Space Day on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s home-built aircraft carrier Shandong starts 1st maintenance, refurbishment: media reports: Global Times
April 24, 2022

The Shandong, China’s second aircraft carrier and the first developed domestically, reportedly started its first scheduled maintenance and refurbishment that is expected to enhance the flattop’s usability after more than two years of active service. The procedure could involve the painting of new non-skid coating as well as repairs and upgrades for some subsystems, and the carrier would come back stronger than ever in a few months, observers said on Sunday. Click here to read…

PLA Navy celebrates 73rd birthday with half dozen new warships, conspicuous hint on third aircraft carrier: Global Times
April 23, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy celebrated its 73rd anniversary on Saturday by announcing, over the past days, the commissioning of half a dozen powerful warships and two types of advanced vessel-based helicopters, which have already started training to form combat capabilities. These achievements are a reflection of the Navy’s rapid, tremendous growth over the recent years, which is enabling the naval force to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, top officers on some of the country’s mightiest warships said in exclusive interviews with the Global Times. Click here to read…

China’s benchmark stock market sinks to 22-month low on Monday over COVID fears: Global Times
April 25, 2022

China’s benchmark stock market sank down by more than two percent to near 3,000 points, the lowest point in about 22 months, as the country’s coronavirus situation continued to drag down market confidence despite multiple weeks of control and prevention measures. Click here to read…

Shanghai factories face challenges despite efforts for work resumption: Global Times
April 24, 2022

Factories in Shanghai ranging from car firms to heavy industrial enterprises have begun to resume production over the past week, as the city is mounting a broad work resumption campaign for the manufacturing sector while ensuring epidemic controls, after authorities pressed the pause button on the bustling metropolis in late March. Click here to read…

Former head of China Merchants Bank under disciplinary investigation: Global Times
April 22, 2022

China Merchants Bank’s former Party secretary and president Tian Huiyu has been put under disciplinary investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the State Commission for Supervision on suspicion of serious violations of discipline, the top anti-graft authorities announced on Friday. Click here to read…

AI facilitates implementation of dynamic zero-COVID policy in Shenzhen: People’s Daily
April 22, 2022

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies have been widely applied in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province, helping improve the efficiency of Shenzhen’s response to public health emergencies and inter-department collaboration capabilities of the city during its implementation of the dynamic zero-COVID policy. Click here to read…

Beijing’s biggest district begins COVID mass testing: Reuters
April 25, 2022

Beijing kicked off three rounds of COVID-19 testing for all residents of its biggest district Chaoyang on Monday after dozens of cases were reported, prompting people to stock up on food over fears of an eventual strict Shanghai-style lockdown. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 39 new COVID-related deaths on April 23: Reuters
April 24, 2022

The Chinese financial hub of Shanghai reported 39 new deaths among its COVID-19 patients on April 23, up from 12 the day before, the local government said on Sunday. The city also recorded 19,657 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases, down from 20,634 a day earlier. The number of confirmed symptomatic infections stood at 1,401, also down from 2,736 the previous day. Click here to read…

Britain seeks law change to ban medical supplies from China’s Xinjiang: Reuters
April 22, 2022

Britain has proposed changes to legislation that would ban its health service from buying medical supplies made in China’s Xinjiang region, after pressure from rights groups over Beijing’s treatment of the Uyghur people. Click here to read…

China ready to offer Sri Lanka ‘urgent help’: Taipei Times
April 24, 2022

China on Friday told Sri Lanka that it is ready to provide “urgently needed help,” an offer that came after the South Asian nation deployed its military to quell anger over its worst economic crisis in decades. Click here to read…

Shanghai adds 51 new deaths from Covid-19, takes total toll to 138 amid rise in symptomatic cases: South China Morning Post
April 25, 2022

Shanghai’s fatalities from Covid-19 have risen to a record 51 deaths amid a 76.4 per cent jump in the number of symptomatic cases. Symptomatic cases amounted to 2,472 in the previous 24 hours, compared with 1,401 a day earlier, according to data released on Monday. New infections amounted to 19,455, 7.6 per cent fewer than the previous day, bringing the city’s total cases to 506,000. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 13, 2022

Xi tells Party cadres to make every possible effort to ensure people’s happy lives: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday called on Party cadres to make “every possible effort” to ensure that people can live happy lives. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses need to stabilize macroeconomy, ensure people’s livelihoods: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for the accelerated implementation of established policies and measures, the stabilization of China’s macroeconomy, the maintenance of the country’s economy within an appropriate range, and work to ensure people’s livelihoods. Click here to read…

China’s anti-graft chief urges solid work ahead of 20th CPC national congress: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

China’s anti-graft chief has urged solid work on improving Party conduct, enforcing Party discipline and fighting corruption ahead of the 20th national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) later this year. Click here to read…

Chinese, Russian party officials hold talks on inter-party exchanges: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee talked with Boris Gryzlov, chairman of the Supreme Council of the United Russia party on Tuesday via video link. They had indepth exchange of views on inter-party exchange and cooperation and other issues of common concern. Click here to read…

China accelerates issuance of local-gov’t special bonds: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

The issuance of local-government special bonds in China has progressed much faster and is more advanced this year than in previous years, an official said Tuesday. The country has allocated all special bond quotas for project construction, Vice Minister of Finance Xu Hongcai told a press conference.Click here to read…

China rolls out five-year plan on family education: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

A five-year plan on the guidance and development of family education has been released by 11 relevant agencies, including the Ministry of Education and the All-China Women’s Federation. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 1,500 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 1,500 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission’s Wednesday report showed. Of the new local confirmed cases, 1,189 were reported in Shanghai, while 233 were reported in Jilin, 22 in Guangdong, 14 in Hainan, and 12 in Zhejiang, according to the commission. Click here to read…

China at critical point in fight against COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

China will maintain its dynamic zero-COVID approach as the country is at a critical moment in the fight against COVID-19, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission (NHC) said Tuesday. The epidemic is still surging and spreading, NHC spokesperson Mi Feng told a press conference. The Chinese mainland Monday recorded 1,251 locally transmitted confirmed cases and 23,295 asymptomatic cases. Click here to read…

China steps up COVID-19 response in schools: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Chinese health and education departments have upgraded COVID-19 prevention and control measures in schools to cope with the latest outbreak. Universities, kindergartens, and middle and primary schools are required to tighten daily monitoring of the health of students and the faculty. They must collect body-temperature reports and follow up on those on sick leave, said the latest COVID-19 response guideline released by the National Health Commission and the Ministry of Education on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Beijing to have 700,000 electric vehicle charging piles by 2025: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Beijing plans to build more electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the coming years, with the total number of charging piles reaching 700,000 by 2025. Local authorities will encourage the installation of electric vehicle charging piles in the residential quarters across the city in the coming years, said Chai Wenzhong, an official with the Beijing municipal commission of urban management. Click here to read…

China smooths logistics amid COVID-19 control to meet daily, industrial needs: China Daily
April 13, 2022

China has taken steps to facilitate logistics to ensure the supply of necessities for households and industries amid COVID-19 flare-ups in certain parts of the country, which it is tackling with rigorous measures. Click here to read…

Action plan puts measures in place to ensure national food security: China Daily
April 12, 2022

China released an action plan recently on expanding the planting of soybean and oil crops at State-owned farms to ensure national food security and the supply of important agricultural products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. This year, the country will plant more than 973,300 hectares of soybeans and 300,000 hectares of oil crops including rapeseed, sunflower and peanuts at State-owned farms, and the yield of soybean and oil crops is expected to increase by 2 percent, the plan said. Click here to read…

Railway services reduced to minimize virus risks: China Daily
April 13, 2022

A freight train loaded with anti-epidemic supplies for Shanghai pulls out of a freight station in Lhasa, Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, April 10, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
China’s railway operator has reduced or suspended passenger train services in epidemic-affected areas to limit the risk of spreading the virus via the railway network, China State Railway Group said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Changes to ease shortages in Shanghai, Jilin introduced: China Daily
April 12, 2022

China’s top economic planner has launched an interprovincial system to increase vegetable supplies in support of Shanghai and Jilin province, the hardest-hit areas by the current outbreak of COVID-19, an official from National Development and Reform Commission said on Tuesday in Beijing. Click here to read…

John Lee secures 786 nominations, far exceeding Chief Executive applicant threshold, formally submits application: Global Times
April 13, 2022

Former Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), John Lee Ka-chiu, formally submitted his nomination form to the Electoral Affairs Commission, and said he had secured 786 nominations as of Wednesday, which far exceeds the nomination threshold for the upcoming Chief Executive election to be held on May 8. Click here to read…

Motor vehicles prohibited on roads amid epidemic, says Shanghai public security authority: Global Times
April 13, 2022

Motor vehicles are prohibited from driving on roads amid the COVID-19 epidemic, except for those used for epidemic prevention and control, life support, urban operation, emergency response, emergency medical treatment and other necessary reasons, Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Home quarantine for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients risky for treatment and spread: Global Times
April 13, 2022

It is risky for COVID-19 patients who are asymptomatic to stay home instead of in centralized quarantine, as they might cause further transmission and miss the optimal treatment period, said Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to read…

Pakistani new-elected PM Shehbaz vows to further strengthen bilateral cooperation with China: Global Times
April 13, 2022

Pakistani new-elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with Charge d ‘affaires Pang Chunxue of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan at the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday. Shehbaz noted that the new Pakistani government attaches great importance to developing relations with China and is willing to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in agriculture, science and technology, education and poverty alleviation. Click here to read…

Mountaineering flourishes in China’s Tibet autonomous region: People’s Daily
April 13, 2022

At 4:20 a.m. on May 25, 1960, Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and Qu Yinhua, mountaineers with an average age of 24 years old, ascended to the top of Mount Qomolangma from its northern slope, which is considered so high that even birds can’t fly over. It was the first time that Chinese people had reached the top of the world’s highest peak, and also the first time that mankind had climbed to the summit of Mount Qomolangma from its northern slope. Click here to read…

Tibet autonomous region fosters new growth areas of foreign trade: People’s Daily
April 13, 2022

“You have completed the order and received full payment,” said a transaction notification received by Li Chaohua, a man that runs a trade company in southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, in late February this year. A double-decker pure electric tour bus manufactured by Chinese carmaker BYD drives by the Potala Palace, Lhasa. Click here to read…

Shanghai patients crowdsource medical help during COVID lockdown: Reuters
April 12, 2022

Shanghai residents have turned online for grassroots help on medical treatment as the city’s tough COVID-19 curbs limit access to healthcare and fuel frustration and anxiety. While the city of 25 million has used lockdowns and extensive testing to fight the disease, those suffering from other medical conditions are posting requests for help in mutual-help platforms and social media chat groups. Click here to read…

China’s imports unexpectedly fall on domestic COVID curbs: Reuters
April 13, 2022

China’s imports unexpectedly fell in March as COVID-19 curbs across large parts of the country hampered freight arrivals and weakened demand, while export growth slowed slightly and analysts expected trade to worsen in the second quarter. Click here to read…

U.S. human rights report says China continues “genocide” on Uyghurs: Kyodo
April 13, 2022

The U.S. State Department said Tuesday that acts of “genocide” have continued against the Muslim Uyghur minority in China’s far-western Xinjiang region, revealing the findings in its latest annual human rights report. The report, covering events of last year, also warned of the “creeping authoritarianism that threatens both human rights and democracy,” pointing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the most notable current example. Click here to read…

No home isolation for mild Covid-19 cases, China’s chief epidemiologist says: South China Morning Post
April 13, 2022

China will not let asymptomatic Covid-19 patients isolate at home because of the risk of spreading the disease or developing severe illness, according to one of the country’s top epidemiologists. “There remain risks if the so-called asymptomatic carriers are quarantined at home,” Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Tuesday, as he defended the policy to send all asymptomatic carriers to centralised quarantine facilities. Click here to read…

Shanghai’s Covid-19 cases resume setting daily records after a one-day pause, extending horizon of citywide lockdown: South China Morning Post
April 13, 2022

Shanghai reported 26,330 confirmed Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, setting a daily record for the 11th time in 12 days, underscoring how the disease has defied more than a week of lockdowns and quarantines to be deeply entrenched in the population of 25 million people. Symptomatic cases surged again after ebbing for two days, rising to 1,189 cases from 914 a day earlier, according to data released by the local health commission. The vast majority of infections remained asymptomatic, and no fatality has yet been linked directly to Covid-19 since March 1. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 11, 2022

Xi inspects south China’s Hainan Province: Xinhuanet
April 11, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday inspected the city of Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province. During the inspection, Xi visited a seed laboratory to learn about seed industry innovation, and a research institute of the Ocean University of China to learn about the development of marine science and technology. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses importance of stabilizing economic fundamentals: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed the importance of efforts to keep the fundamentals of the economy stable and ensure the country’s economy runs within an appropriate range. Click here to read…

Full text of Xi Jinping’s speech at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics review and awards ceremony: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

The following is the full text of a speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics review and awards ceremony on April 8, 2022. Click here to read…

Chinese embassy in U.S. urges Washington to cancel Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan: Xinhuanet
April 8, 2022

The Chinese embassy in the United States on Thursday reiterated China’s strong opposition to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan, urging Washington to cancel it. Click here to read…

China to continue promoting financial cooperation among BRICS countries: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

China will continue promoting fiscal and financial cooperation among BRICS countries, according to Minister of Finance Liu Kun. Liu made the remarks at the First BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in 2022, which was held virtually on Friday. Click here to read…

E-commerce platforms aid daily supplies amid Shanghai’s COVID surge: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

An increasing number of e-commerce giants and food delivery platforms have joined in the battle against the resurgence of the Omicron variant in Shanghai to secure the megacity’s daily supplies. Local authorities confirmed Sunday that e-commerce giants such as JD.com, online food delivery platforms Meituan and Eleme, and courier services companies have cooperated with the city to provide daily necessities for the residents. Click here to read…

China’s Guangzhou to suspend in-person school classes over COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 10-, 2022

The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou Sunday announced the suspension of in-person classes at local primary and middle schools starting April 11 for COVID-19 control. From 8 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, the city has registered 22 local infections amid its latest COVID-19 outbreak starting from Friday, said local authorities during a press conference held Sunday. Click here to read…

Tibet donates materials to help Shanghai, Jilin battle COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

Trains carrying the first batch of anti-epidemic supplies donated by southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region left the city of Xigaze and the regional capital of Lhasa on Sunday for Shanghai and Jilin Province, local authorities said. Click here to read…

China’s Nanjing to build four makeshift hospitals: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

The city of Nanjing, the capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, will build four makeshift hospitals to receive and treat COVID-19 patients, said the municipal health commission. Click here to read…

1,948 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

A total of 1,948 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday. The commission said in its daily report that 27,745 close contacts were discharged from medical observation on the mainland on Saturday. Click here to read…

Jiangsu Province aids neighboring Shanghai’s COVID-19 battle: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

Shanghai’s neighboring province of Jiangsu had received 5,504 people transferred from Shanghai for quarantine by 6 p.m. Friday. Jiangsu will prepare a total of 30,000 quarantine rooms to aid the metropolis in its fight against its COVID-19 resurgence, according to the Jiangsu provincial COVID-19 prevention and control office. Click here to read…

Local officials disciplined for failing to fulfill duties in COVID-19 response: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

Eleven officials in the city of Jilin, northeast China’s Jilin Province, have been dealt with for failing to perform their duties in COVID-19 prevention and control work, the city’s discipline inspection and supervisory authorities said on Saturday. Click here to read…

China’s supreme court steps up efforts to protect rights of senior citizens:

Xinhuanet

April 8, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on Friday issued a judicial directive to enhance the crackdown on crimes targeting the elderly. The SPC asked local courts to place more resources on criminals cases involving elderly victims, particularly cases of abusing, abandoning or assaulting the elderly as well as telecom fraud that targets their demographic. Click here to read…

Shanghai builds over 100 makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 treatment: Xinhuanet

April 9, 2022

Shanghai has built over 100 makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 treatment with over 160,000 beds, the Shanghai municipal government said at a press conference on Saturday. Click here to read…

Former provincial political advisor under probe: Xinhuanet

April 9, 2022

Sun Yuanliang, a former senior political advisor of northeast China’s Liaoning Province, is under probe for suspected serious violations of discipline and law. Sun, former vice chairman of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is being investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Saturday. Click here to read…

Beijing registers one area as high risk for COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

An area in Beijing was classified as high risk for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a municipal press conference on COVID-19 prevention and control held on the same day. The area, Erjiefang, is located off Jiuxianqiao Street in Chaoyang District. A total of eight locally confirmed cases have been reported in the area in the past 14 days, as of midnight on Friday. Click here to read…

China to set up 27 more cross-border e-commerce pilot zones: Quishi
April 11, 2022

Twenty-seven more cities and regions in China were recently approved by the State Council to set up cross-border e-commerce pilot zones. It brought the overall tally of the pilot zones to 132, which cover foreign trade powerhouses and municipalities, as well as cities that see obvious advantages and prospering development in the foreign trade sector. Click here to read…

More funds for water conservancy: Quishi
April 11, 2022

China will intensify efforts to increase funding channels for investment in water conservancy projects and contribute to economic growth, officials said. Water conservancy investment could provide effective impetus to economic development, as shown by findings of research projects undertaken by some institutes, said Wei Shanzhong, vice-minister of water resources, on Friday. Click here to read…

Law to improve financial stability: Quishi
April 11, 2022

China’s new draft law on financial stability has proposed a comprehensive framework of financial risk prevention that will help navigate the world’s second-largest economy through the rising economic and financial headwinds at home and abroad, experts said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Water resources ministry plans new projects to drive growth: China Daily
April 8, 2022

China will accelerate the construction of water conservancy projects to help drive economic growth, said Wei Shanzhong, vice-minister of Water Resources. Investment in water conservancy projects could provide effective economic impetus according to research, Wei told a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office on Friday. Click here to read…

Xinjiang spokesman says US hearing hypocritical: China Daily
April 8, 2022

The holding of a public hearing in the US on the so-called “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” demonstrates the hypocrisy and absurdity of a legal and judicial system using long-arm jurisdiction, a Xinjiang government spokesman said. Click here to read…

Industry base points way for low-carbon transition: China Daily
April 08, 2022

Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group’s solar-agriculture project involving goji berries farmed under photovoltaic panels has won major accolades. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Editor’s note: China aims to peak its carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, major goals in a national green transition drive. This series looks at efforts in various sectors to meet the goals. Click here to read…

Former senior official of Zhejiang indicted for graft: China Daily
April 11, 2022

Zhou Jiangyong, a former senior official in East China’s Zhejiang province, has been indicted on charge of taking bribes. Zhou was formerly a member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and secretary of the CPC municipal committee of Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s capital city. Click here to read…

HK official calls for vigilance on security threats: China Daily
April 11, 2022

The security chief of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said the city should remain on high alert to address lurking and emergent national security threats, and should take decisive actions to prevent homegrown terrorism and cyberattacks and counter the influence of external hostile forces. Click here to read…

New COVID team sent to HK: China Daily
April 8, 2022

The Chinese mainland has sent a fifth group of medical experts to Hong Kong to assist in the fight against its recent COVID-19 outbreak, the National Health Commission said on FridayClick here to read…

Guangzhou reports new cases, discourages travel: China Daily
April 10, 2022

Residents in Guangzhou, the Guangdong provincial capital, were asked by local authorities not to leave the city unless absolutely necessary due to new cases of COVID-19 discovered there. “Those who must leave Guangzhou for other cities are required to have a negative result from a nucleic acid test done within 48 hours of departure starting Monday,” Chen Bin, deputy director of the city’s health commission, said on Sunday. Click here to read…

HK seniors undergo ‘quarantine in reverse’: China Daily
April 11, 2022

City prioritizes efforts to help elderly during pandemic as vaccination drive proves effective

Last month in Hong Kong, staff members from Pleasure Lodge, a newly opened residential care home for seniors in Kwai Chung, New Territories, set off in a rehabilitation bus to pick up elderly residents from a nursing home in Tai Wai, about a 30-minute drive away. Click here to read…

Shanghai classifies communities according to COVID-19 risk: China Daily

April 11, 2022

A total of 7,624 communities in Shanghai were categorized as lockdown zones in the city’s next phase to contain the outbreak, while 2,460 communities were designated precautionary zones and 7,565 marked as controlled zones, the municipal government announced on Monday. Click here to read…l

HK’s John Lee joins Chief Executive race, highlighting national loyalty and rule of law: Global Times
April 9, 2022

Two days after China’s central government, the State Council, approved the resignation of John Lee Ka-chiu from the post of Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law, Lee announced on Saturday via an online press conference that he is joining the upcoming Chief Executive election, a decision made out of “the loyalty for the country, love for the city, and sense of duty toward local residentsClick here to read…

Shanghai officials sacked for dereliction of duty over COVID-19: Global Times
April 8, 2011

Three officials in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area have been dismissed from their administrative posts for dereliction of duty and failure to control the COVID-19 outbreak, Shanghai authorities said on Friday. So far, at least five officials have been punished amid this wave of the Omicron outbreak. Click here to read…

Former RTHK show host Allan Au arrested, ‘linked to Stand News’: Global News
April 11, 2022

Hong Kong Police Force’s national security department arrested Allan Au Ka-lun, a media veteran and former host of a RTHK program, on Monday morning for colluding and publishing inflammatory publications, local media reported. The reports said the case is related to Stand News. Click here to read…

Shanghai’s largest residential oxygen manufacturer suspends production as employees tested positive for COVID-19: Global Times
April 11, 2022

A major oxygen cylinder supplier in Shanghai has halted operation and remains closed on Monday after employees tested positive for COVID-19. The Shanghai Shenwei Medical Gas Company, the city’s largest residential oxygen cylinder supplier, supplies more than 90 percent of oxygen for home therapy. Click here to read…

S China’s Guangzhou suspends primary and middle schools’ in-person classes after reporting 23 COVID-19 infections: Global Times
April 10, 2022

Guangzhou, in South China’s Guangdong Province has announced the suspension of on-site activities in all kindergartens, primary schools and middle schools in the city starting Monday after another transmission chain of the Omicron variant was detected. Click here to read…

Guangzhou renovates key fair venue to makeshift hospital amid latest spike: Global Times
April 10, 2022

Local authorities in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province, announced on Sunday that they are renovating part of the exhibition hall of the world-renowned China Import and Export Fair into a makeshift hospital amid the latest COVID-19 spike. Click here to read…

Shanghai Big Data Center apologizes for inconvenience caused by network jam: Global Times
April 10, 2022

The Shanghai Big Data Center apologized on Sunday for the inconvenience caused by its newly launched nucleic acid code system, saying both WeChat and Alipay mini-programs have resumed normal while the Shanghai QR Code Application is still recovering. Click here to read…

Beijing COVID-19 cases associated with imported clothes: Global Times

April 8, 2022

New clusters of COVID-19 cases in a clothing store in Beijing may have been caused by imported clothes, the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday after carrying out an epidemiological investigation and gene sequencing tests. Click here to read…

China opens 233 km of high-speed rail in Q1, makes progress on Xinjiang, Xizang links: Global Times
April 10, 2022

China opened 233 kilometers of new high-speed rail in the first quarter of 2022, with progress being made on the preliminary work of key projects linking Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region, China Railway said over the weekend. Click here to read…

Food delivery platforms offer free hotel and bonuses for riders during Shanghai : Global Times

Multiple Chinese food delivery platforms or delivery service providers including Meituan, JD.com, Ele.me and Dada have dispatched over 1,000 delivery riders to Shanghai from neighboring cities or provinces to secure the food supply for residents amid restrictions on public movement. Click here to read…

China’s inflation tops forecasts as supply pressures worsen: Reuters
April 11, 2022

China’s factory-gate and consumer prices rose faster than expected in March as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, persistent supply chain bottlenecks and production snags caused by local COVID flare-ups added to commodity cost pressures. Click here to read…

Shanghai jumps into group buying to stay fed during COVID lockdown: Reuters
April 8, 2022

When Shanghai first went into full COVID-19 lockdown last week, Ping Mai wasn’t expecting she’d become her housing compound’s unofficial broker for its meat supply. With her and her neighbours stuck at home and struggling to buy food amid lockdown curbs that have shuttered stores and dramatically reduced the number of couriers, she is among millions that are trying to figure out how to buy fresh supplies on a daily basis. Click here to read…

Shanghai food problems persist amid lockdown: Taipei Times
April 11, 2022

Shanghai reported nearly 25,000 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections yesterday, as residents of China’s most populous city voiced complaints over food and basic supplies, and concern spread that more cities might soon be in the same situation. Click here to read…

US virus ‘accusations’ displease China: Taipei Times
April 11, 2022

China defended its measures to curb a COVID-19 outbreak and expressed displeasure with the US over what it calls a “groundless accusation” of Chinese pandemic policies, even as cases in Shanghai continued to spread despite an extensive lockdown. Click here to read…

Shanghai rewrites daily cases record for 10th day, adding 26,087 new infections as lockdown strains supply chains and daily lives: South China Morning Post
April 11, 2022

Shanghai rewrote the daily Covid-19 infections record for the 10th straight day with 26,087 new cases on Monday, as six rounds of mass testing uncovered more carriers of the coronavirus in China’s financial hub. The number of people with symptoms dipped to 914 from more than 1,000 every day over the weekend, with the vast majority of the carriers displaying no symptoms of illness, according to health authorities. Click here to read…

Shanghai Covid lockdown spurs race to stockpile food across China: South China Morning Post
April 10, 2022

Stockpiling has become a hot topic on Chinese social media as news spreads of the plight of Shanghai residents who are struggling to secure food supplies under lockdown.
Over the past week multiple survivors’ guides have been published by media outlets and bloggers. These include a well-known medical site called Doctor Clove, which published a list of what items people will need if they are suddenly quarantined and advice on storing food for the long term. Click here to read…

Even Chinese billionaire Kathy Xu Xin struggles to buy milk and bread under Shanghai’s coronavirus lockdown: South China Morning Post
April 8, 2022

While residents in Shanghai try a variety of novel ways to buy daily essentials during the city’s coronavirus lockdown, billionaires it seems are no exception. The city recorded 19,982 Covid-19 cases yesterday, setting a daily record for the sixth day in a row, as the city’s 25 million residents remain under a hard lockdown as authorities struggle to contain the virus and carry out mass testing. Click here to read…

Shanghai residents risk punishment for breaching lockdown, sneaking out at night to barter for food: South China Morning Post
April 9, 2022

Each night under the cover of darkness, Shanghai resident Zhang Hongyan and her neighbours conduct barter transactions to get essentials which are in short supply due to the city’s coronavirus lockdown. The residents conduct their bartering at night to avoid being caught outside their homes by authorities who enforce strict penalties for anyone caught breaking lockdown. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 21, 2022

Xi signs order to promulgate rules on regulating military equipment procurement contracts: Xinhuanet
March 19, 2022

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to promulgate a set of interim rules on regulating military equipment procurement contracts. The regulations stipulate the basic tasks, contentssa and management system for the supervision and management of equipment procurement contracts under new circumstances to advance the quality and efficiency of equipment procurement. Click here to read…

Former senior Beijing political advisor jailed for 9 years for graft: Xinhuanet
March 19, 2022

Li Wei, the former vice chairperson of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for taking bribes. Click here to read…

Standing Committee of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee convenes meeting on COVID-19 situation and better and more stringent epidemic prevention and control: Xinhuanet
March 18, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee convened a meeting on March 17 to analyze the new development of COVID-19 and arrange for better and more stringent epidemic control. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting and delivered an important speech. Click here to read…

Xi requires swift containment of latest COVID-19 outbreaks: Xinhuanet
March 17, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Thursday urged swift containment of the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. Xi made the remarks while presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to analyze the COVID-19 epidemic situation. Click here to read…

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…

Chinese vice FM calls for cherishing peace, pursuing win-win future for Asia-Pacific: Xinhuanet
March 19, 2022

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng on Saturday called on countries in the Asia-Pacific to cherish peace, work together in unity and pursue a win-win future for the region.

“The Ukraine crisis keeps the world on edge. It also provides a mirror for us to observe the situation in the Asia-Pacific,” Le said at the Fourth International Forum on Security and Strategy. Click here to read…

China ups investment in road, waterway infrastructure: Xinhuanet
March 19, 2022

China increased investment in road and waterway infrastructure in the first two months of the year, according to data from the Ministry of Transport. Fixed-asset investment in road and waterway infrastructure jumped 14.8 percent year on year to 273.1 billion yuan (about 43.1 billion U.S. dollars) from January to February. Click here to read…

New material designed to cool smartphones: Xinhuanet
March 18, 2022

China’s Wuhan University has cooperated with the smartphone manufacturer OPPO to develop a new type of cooling material for the phone case. The heat control mechanism of the material Glacier Mat is similar to the evaporative cooling of spacecraft and the human body dissipating heat through sweat. The material can realize self-circulating evaporative cooling. Click here to read…

China releases guidelines to strengthen governance over ethics in science, technology: Xinhuanet
March 20, 2022

China has released a set of guidelines to strengthen the governance over ethics in science and technology, given the rapid progress of the country’s sci-tech innovation and the growing challenges facing ethics in the field. Click here to read…

New canal project in south China approved: Xinhuanet
March 20, 2022

Development of a new canal project in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has been approved, local authorities said. The Pinglu Canal, stretching 140 km with an estimated investment of 68 billion yuan (about 10.69 billion U.S. dollars), aims to link Xijiang River, a major waterway in southwest China, with ports in the Beibu Gulf. Click here to read…

Xi has candid, in-depth exchange of views with Biden: Quishi
March 21, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a video call with U.S. President Joe Biden at the request of the latter on Friday. The two Presidents had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on China-U.S. relations, the situation in Ukraine, and other issues of mutual interest. Click here to read…

Guideline to boost tourism industry: Quishi
March 18, 2022

A series of measures were included in a recently released guideline to shore up the confidence of China’s tourism market operators and workers who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said that although the domestic industry is in recovery thanks to unremitting efforts to contain the epidemic and earlier support measures, the tourism industry has not yet emerged from the predicament. This is because services for tourists who want to leave or enter the mainland remain suspended as sporadic outbreaks continue to have an impact on recovery. Click here to read…

China to strengthen policy support for industrial economy: Quishi
March 18, 2022

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Thursday pledged to strengthen policy support to promote stable growth of the industrial economy as challenges remained amid increasing uncertainties. Click here to read…

Legislators call for law to protect Red culture: China Daily
March 21, 2022

Some national lawmakers want legislation introduced to preserve China’s Red cultural resources, which showcase a rich revolutionary spirit and tell profound stories about revolution and construction in the country in the century since the founding of the Communist Party of China. Click here to read…

Civil service hiring focuses on grassroots positions: China Daily
March 19, 2022

The provincial-level civil servant recruitment campaign is focusing on grassroots posts this year, and some provinces have also explored ways to vie for professional talent to optimize the structure of the civil service. Click here to read…

China outlines major tasks on urbanization, urban-rural development: China Daily
March 18, 2022

China’s top economic planner has unveiled major tasks in promoting new urbanization and integrated urban-rural development in 2022, vowing to deepen reform of the household registration system and help migrant workers better integrate into cities. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of ex-senior provincial political advisor: China Daily
March 18, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Xue Heng, a former senior political advisor of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, for suspected bribe-taking. Xue’s case was transferred to procuratorial authorities for review and prosecution following the conclusion of an investigation by the National Supervisory Commission, the SPP said in a statement on Friday. Click here to read…

China’s COVID spike caused by imported cases: China Daily
March 18, 2022

The recent COVID-19 outbreaks in China were the result of imported cases arriving via multiple transmission chains and complex sources, posing a huge challenge to prevention and control work, a health official said. Click here to read…

11 Guangxi officials and personnel punished following investigation on unmarried couple parenting 15 children: Global Times
March 21, 2022

A total of 11 officials and personnel were punished after an investigation into a couple with an age difference of 30 years, from South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, who gave birth to 15 children in 21 years according to a statement from the local authorities released on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s new rules on military equipment procurement contracts ‘vital to modernization’: Global Times
March 20, 2022

China put into effect new interim rules to regulate military equipment procurement contracts on Sunday that aim to advance the quality and efficiency of equipment procurement, with analysts saying that the new regulations, together with several others that have taken effect since last year related to military equipment, will serve as vital steps to China’s pursuit of national defense modernization. Click here to read…

Chinese military says U.S. destroyer’s passage through Taiwan Strait ‘provocative’: Reuters
March 19, 2022

The U.S. destroyer Ralph Johnson’s sail-through of the Taiwan Strait on March 17 was a “provocative” act by the United States and sent the wrong signals to pro-Taiwan independence forces, the Chinese military said on Saturday. Click here to read…

China reports 1st COVID-19 deaths since January 2021: Kyodo
March 19, 2022

China on Saturday reported two COVID-19 deaths, the first since January last year, as the number of citizens newly infected with the novel coronavirus has been sharply increasing in the country. The two elderly people, who had serious underlying diseases, were in the northeastern province of Jilin, where about 2,200 citizens were confirmed to be infected with the virus on Friday, the Chinese government said. One person was not vaccinated. Click here to read…

Poorest nations to pay China US$14 billion to service debts in 2022: South China Morning Post
March 21, 2022

The world’s poorest nations will pay China and its lenders almost US$14 billion this year in debt servicing costs, according to new research that urges Beijing to do more to support restructuring for those who need it. In total, 68 such countries will pay US$52.8 billion this year in debt costs, according to a report by the Green Finance & Development Centre at Fudan University in Shanghai. More than a quarter of that will go to China, the report estimates, as Beijing is one of the largest lenders to developing nations.
At the end of 2020, the 68 nations collectively owed about US$110 billion to various Click here to read…

China population: ‘entirely possible’ will peak this year as provinces report more declines: South China Morning Post
March 21, 2022

China’s population is likely to peak this year, a central bank adviser said, with several provinces already reporting declines in the population growth rate. Cai Fang, a member of the People’s Bank of China’s monetary policy committee, said it is “entirely possible” that the world’s largest population will peak in 2022, according to a report in the 21st Century Business Herald. Click here to read…

Evergrande halts trading of its stock and subsidiaries, raising expectations of an overhaul in the world’s most indebted developer: South China Morning Post
March 21, 2022

Trading was halted for the shares of China Evergrande Group and two of its units on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Monday, raising expectations of an impending announcement in the restructuring of the world’s most indebted property developer. Click here to read…

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Xi’s speech on Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference to be published: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

A speech by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at a central conference on the work of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) marking the 70th anniversary of the organization will be published. Click here to read…

Int’l flights to Shanghai rescheduled amid COVID-19 resurgence: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

China’s aviation regulator said Tuesday that to alleviate the pressure on epidemic prevention and control in Shanghai, 106 international flights of 22 air routes scheduled to arrive in the city will be diverted elsewhere from March 21 to May 1. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to take concrete actions to ease situation in Ukraine: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday urged the United States to make tangible efforts to ease the situation in Ukraine. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a question on recent allegations reportedly made by an unnamed U.S. official on relations between Russia and China with regard to the Ukraine crisis. Click here to read…

China-Bangladesh trade to resume growth: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

Bilateral trade between China and Bangladesh will resume growth with the implementation of Bangladesh’s 2021-2024 export policy and duty-free access to China for 98 percent of Bangladeshi products, Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has said. Click here to read…

China’s Jilin Province reports 1,456 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

Northeast China’s Jilin Province, hit hard by the COVID-19 resurgence, registered 1,456 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the local health authority said Wednesday. On Tuesday, the province also reported 397 local asymptomatic carriers, according to the provincial health commission. Click here to read…

Consumer protection platform in China’s Tibet recovers huge losses: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region retrieved total economic losses of 11.4 million yuan (about 1.8 million U.S. dollars) for the region’s consumers via its consumer protection platform in 2021, local authorities said Tuesday. Click here to read…

China to tighten regulation on e-cigarettes: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration has issued a regulation that aims to strengthen supervision on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The country will implement license management for e-cigarette production, wholesale and retail entities starting from May 1, according to the regulation. Click here to read…

China fines actor Deng Lun for tax evasion: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

Chinese actor Deng Lun has been fined for tax evasion, the Shanghai municipal tax service said Tuesday in a statement. Shanghai’s tax authorities found that the actor evaded individual income tax between 2019 and 2020 by using fictitious business deals to convert the nature of the incomes. Click here to read…

BRI to foster faith in economic cooperation: Quishi
March 15, 2022

China’s unwavering efforts to promote joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative will convey more confidence and strength to the international community on global economic cooperation despite rising external uncertainties and challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical conflicts, analysts and experts said.

The BRI, the world’s largest international cooperation platform with an increasing number of members, is expected to make more contributions to global economic recovery, they said. Click here to read…

China to give more rural residents access to tap water: China Daily
March 15, 2022

China aims to increase the proportion of rural residents that have access to tap water to 85 percent by the end of this year, the Ministry of Water Resources said. The ministry will make accelerated efforts to promote the construction of water supply projects in rural China, according to a document outlining the ministry’s key tasks for this year that was unveiled on Monday. Click here to read…

China releases post-disaster reconstruction plan for flood-hit Henan: China Daily
March 15, 2022

China’s State Council has approved an overall plan for recovery and reconstruction work in flood-hit regions in Central China’s Henan province after torrential rains in July last year caused heavy casualties and property losses. Click here to read…

Shanghai adds 202 new COVID-19 infections: China Daily
March 16, 2022

Shanghai reported 202 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, 197 of whom were asymptomatic. Health authorities announced on Wednesday that 139 individuals tested positive during quarantine while the rest were identified during testing of people with potential exposure. Click here to read…

China’s Jilin province reports 1,456 new local COVID-19 cases: China Daily
March 16, 2022

Northeast China’s Jilin province, hit hard by the COVID-19 resurgence, registered 1,456 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the local health authority said Wednesday. On Tuesday, the province also reported 397 local asymptomatic carriers, according to the provincial health commission. Click here to read…

Chinese FM supports Indonesia to keep Ukraine crisis off G20 agenda: Global Times
March 15, 2022

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said that although the Group of 20 (G20) is a major forum for international economic cooperation, it is not an appropriate forum to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Click here to read…

Pharmacies, online shops to offer antigen self-test kits nationwide amid soaring COVID-19 infections: Global times
March 15, 2022

After China approved COVID-19 antigen self-test kits for public use and approved 11 such products from local companies, a number of online service platforms including Alipay, Meituan and JD.com as well as local pharmacies rolled out pre-order services nationwide on Tuesday. The recent Omicron-fueled surge has led to cases soaring to more than 15,000 in just half a month in 28 provinces around the country. Click here to read…

India’s new envoy to China assumes office amid welcoming voices, expectations to improve ties: Global Times
March 14, 2022

India’s new ambassador to China Pradeep Kumar Rawat assumed office on Monday amid welcoming voices and expectations from many Chinese following signs of positive momentum from the recently-concluded military talks to resolve border issues between the two countries. Click here to read…

China’s consumer rights gala exposes problems of internet security and food safety: Global Times
March 16, 2022

China’s consumer rights gala held on Tuesday to mark the World Consumer Rights Day exposed cases of violations of consumer rights in various sectors, including internet security, food safety, livestreaming, blind boxes and beauty clinic training among others. Click here to read…

Evergrande’s electric vehicles approved for sale: Global Times
March 15, 2022

China’s industry regulator has given China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group approval to begin sales of its first electric car model, according to an official document . Vehicle sales and delivery are expected to be completed within the year, though it still faces fierce competition from rival automakers, experts claimed. Click here to read…

China’s soaring COVID infections fuel concern about cost of containment: Reuters
March 15, 2022

China posted a steep jump in daily COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, with new cases more than doubling from a day earlier to hit a two-year high, raising concerns about the rising economic costs of its tough measures to contain the disease. Click here to read…

Chinese EV maker BYD raises prices citing jump in raw materials costs: Reuters
March 16, 2022

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD Co Ltd (002594.SZ) late on Tuesday said it would raise prices on its cars by 3,000-6,000 yuan ($471-942), citing the rising cost of raw materialsClick here to read…

China reports another 3,000 Covid-19 cases as latest surge continues: South China Morning Post
March 16, 2022

China reported more than 3,000 new domestic Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, a drop from the previous day’s 5,100 infections, which had been the biggest rise in the country’s daily tally since the pandemic’s early stages in 2020. The National Health Commission (NHC) reported 3,054 new local cases on Wednesday – 1,860 people with symptoms and 1,194 without. Click here to read…

US-China tech war: Silicon Valley faces ‘difficult battle’ as Beijing ramps up tech spending: South China Morning Post
March 15, 2022

Growing state financial support for hi-tech industries, backed by long-term development targets and a huge pool of engineers, could give China an edge over Silicon Valley within the decade, analysts say. Beijing has its sights set on establishing a world-leading tech industry to boost economic self-reliance and make the country more resilient to external pressure amid heightened rivalry with the United States. Click here to read…