Tag Archives: BRICS

China: Daily Scan, September 26, 2022

Chinese FM expounds on right way for China, U.S. to develop relations in new era: Xinhuanet
September 23, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, making a keynote speech here on Thursday at the headquarters of Asia Society, expounded on the right way for China and the United States to develop relations in the new era. Click here to read…

Ringleader of ‘clique’ against Chinese Communist Party leadership faces life in jail: Reuters
September 23, 2022

China’s former Deputy Public Security Minister Sun Lijun, who had been denounced for “seriously damaging the unity of the party”, has been jailed for life, state media said on Friday, ahead of a key Communist Party congress. Sun, 53, was handed a suspended death sentence that will be commuted to life imprisonment after two years, with no possibility of parole, according to a state news agency Xinhua report of the Friday court sentencing. Click here to read…

Chinese defense ministry-aided military supplies handed over to Cambodia: China Military
September 23, 2022

A ceremony marking the handover of supplies provided by China’s Ministry of National Defense to its Cambodian counterpart was held at the Phnom Chumreay International Military Police Training Centre in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia on the morning of September 20, 2022. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense General Tea Banh attended the event and delivered speeches. Click here to read…

Chinese FM attends UN Security Council foreign ministers meeting on Ukraine: Xinhuanet
September 23, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended on Thursday the United Nations (UN) Security Council foreign ministers meeting on Ukraine at the UN headquarters in New York. Click here to read…

Boat sinks off Cambodia’s sea, over 20 Chinese missing: Xinhuanet
September 23, 2022

A boat carrying Chinese nationals sunk off southwestern Cambodia’s sea on Thursday evening, the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia confirmed on Friday. According to the Chinese embassy, they received a notification from the Cambodian Police Department on Thursday night, saying that the police found a sunken ship which used to have 41 Chinese citizens on board, with 18 having been rescued and the remaining 23 still missing. Two Cambodian crew members involved have been arrested. According to the rescued personnel, the people on board departed from Guangzhou, China on Sept. 11 and were in distress shortly after arriving in the waters of Preah Sihanouk province. Click here to read…

Chinese, Sri Lankan FMs meet on sidelines of UNGA session: Xinhuanet
September 24, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here with Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Ali Sabry on Friday on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the UN General Assembly. Click here to read…

Chinese FM attends BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting: Xinhuanet
September 24, 2022

The BRICS countries should prioritize the issue of development at the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly and inject impetus into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Weibo chairman backs Chinese censors’ crackdown and promises ‘ecologically sound’ cyberspace: South China Morning Post
September 24, 2022

The chairman of the Chinese social media platform Weibo has pledged support for an ongoing crackdown on content posted online. Writing in a journal published by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s internet regulator and censor, Cao Guowei said rules such as a real-name registration system, displaying users’ locations and the role of Weibo users in monitoring other accounts had all helped to clean up the platform. Click here to read…

China’s 3rd aircraft carrier starts mooring trials ahead of 10th anniversary of commissioning of the country’s first carrier: Global Times
September 24, 2022

China’s third aircraft carrier has started mooring trials, the country’s state broadcaster announced on Friday. This indicates smooth progress for the carrier’s construction and tests since its launch in June, analysts said. Click here to read…

China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan sign document of cooperation on joint railway project: Global Times
September 24, 2022

Officials from China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan signed a document of cooperation on a railway project during the 2022 annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), marking “phased progress” with the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway, according to a statement published by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on its official WeChat account on Friday. Click here to read…

People’s Daily urges delegates to 20th CPC National Congress to perform duties faithfully: Xinhuanet
September 25, 2022

An editorial to be published by the People’s Daily, a flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has congratulated the delegates to the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress on their election, and urged them to perform their duties faithfully. A total of 2,296 delegates to the 20th CPC National Congress were elected. They are carrying the expectations of the more than 96 million members and over 4.9 million primary-level organizations of the Party, as well as of the people of all ethnic groups, reads the editorial. Click here to read…

China EximBank increases loans to foreign trade industry: Xinhuanet
September 25, 2022

The Export-Import Bank of China (China EximBank) offered 1.25 trillion yuan (about 178.78 billion U.S. dollars) in loans to the foreign trade industry in the first eight months of 2022, up 26.03 percent year on year. By the end of August, the bank’s outstanding loans to the foreign trade sector rose 18.23 percent compared with last year to reach 2.73 trillion yuanClick here to read…

Determined efforts to mitigate drought impact in parts of southern China: Xinhuanet
September 25, 2022

Faced with a prolonged drought in parts of southern China, government officials and residents are making efforts to ensure sufficient drinking water and grain production. China’s national observatory confirmed that severe drought has swept through the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, including most parts of Hunan and Jiangxi provinces, and southern Anhui and southeastern Hubei provinces. Click here to read…

English hours less than other major subjects, but won’t be de-emphasized at basic educational level: Global Times
September 25, 2022

As debate rages once again over whether primary and secondary schools in China should further reduce the weight of English language teaching, China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) said foreign languages learning plays an important role in cultivating students’ international vision and cross-cultural communication skills, while stressing the importance of strengthening education that passes on traditional Chinese culture and reinforces culture confidence. Click here to read…

China’s first metaverse major set up at a Jiangsu university to train more talents in line with the needs of related sectors: Global Times
September 25, 2022

China’s first metaverse major was set up at a university in East China’s Jiangsu Province in the hope of training more talents in line with the needs of enterprises in metaverse-related sectors. The School of Artificial Intelligence (School of Future Technology) of Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology in Nanjing, Jiangsu, renamed its Information Engineering Department to Metaverse Engineering Department on Friday, becoming the first university department named after the metaverse in ChinaClick here to read…

China’s ‘Explorer 2’ research vessel ends scientific research and sea trial missions in the South China Sea: Global Times
September 25, 2022

China’s scientific research ship Explorer 2 and the 4,500-meter manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep-sea Warrior) returned to Sanya, South China’s Hainan Province on Sunday, after they smoothly completed the in-situ observation of deep-sea geology and sea trial tasks of domestic equipment in the South China Sea. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 235 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 26, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 235 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 154 were in Guizhou, the National Health Commission said in its Monday report. Altogether 597 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

All delegates to 20th CPC National Congress elected: Qiushi

September 26, 2022

A total of 2,296 delegates were elected to attend the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), an official statement said Sunday. Under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the delegates were elected in accordance with the Party Constitution, the CPC Central Committee’s requirements, adopting methods required by the CPC Central Committee, the statement said. Click here to read…

Chinese province explores path to common prosperity: Qiushi
September 26, 2022

At the crack of dawn on an autumn day, Lin Fang, 55, started harvesting water bamboo shoots, a seasonal vegetable. Located at an altitude of 1,000 meters, Lin’s hometown Daji Township is in Jingning She Autonomous County, east China’s Zhejiang Province. Due to its remote location, the county had suffered poverty for a long time. Click here to read…

China makes significant progress in building aircraft carrier fleet in past decade: China Military
September 26, 2022

China has made significant progress in building its aircraft carrier fleet in the past decade since the first, the Liaoning, was commissioned on September 25, 2012. China refurbished the old Soviet model after purchasing it secondhand in 1999, making it the country’s first carrier. In the later years, the country independently built its own carrier, the Shandong, which uses ski-jump ramps to launch fighter aircraft. It was commissioned in 2019. Click here to read…

Party steps up fight against corruption: China Daily
September 26, 2022

Former vice-minister of public security Sun Lijun became on Friday the latest high-profile official to be punished for corruption after he received a death sentence with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes, manipulating the stock market and illegal possession of firearms. Click here to read…

China ready to work with G20 members in promoting WTO reform: Global Times
September 25, 2022

China is ready to work with other members of the G20 to actively participate in the reform of the WTO to promote a multilateral trading system and achieve the sustainable development goals, according to a senior Chinese commerce official. Click here to read…

People’s Daily urges delegates to 20th CPC National Congress to perform duties faithfully: People’s Daily
September 26, 2022

An editorial to be published by the People’s Daily, a flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has congratulated the delegates to the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress on their election, and urged them to perform their duties faithfully. A total of 2,296 delegates to the 20th CPC National Congress were elected. They are carrying the expectations of the more than 96 million members and over 4.9 million primary-level organizations of the Party, as well as of the people of all ethnic groups, reads the editorial. Click here to read…

Renminbi’s global use set to expand: People’s Daily
September 26, 2022

China’s renminbi is expected to continue its steady rise in global use and play a bigger part in safeguarding international financial stability, as the country further advances its financial opening-up while deepening trade and investment cooperation, experts said. Click here to read…

Weibo chairman backs Chinese censors’ crackdown and promises ‘ecologically sound’ cyberspace: South China Morning Post
September 24, 2022

The chairman of the Chinese social media platform Weibo has pledged support for an ongoing crackdown on content posted online. Writing in a journal published by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s internet regulator and censor, Cao Guowei said rules such as a real-name registration system, displaying users’ locations and the role of Weibo users in monitoring other accounts had all helped to clean up the platform. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 12, 2022

Xi Jinping Sends Congratulatory Letter to 2022 National Conference on Development of Specialized, Sophisticated SMEs: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

The 2022 national conference on the development of specialized and sophisticated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that produce novel and unique products opened in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu Province on the morning of September 8. Click here to read…

China’s subsistence allowance covers 14 million elderly citizens: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

Some 14.2 million elderly citizens in China have been brought into the country’s subsistence allowance system, an official with the Ministry of Civil Affairs said at a press conference on Thursday. Meanwhile, more than 3.7 million elderly people in the country are covered by extreme poverty aid, said Li Baojun, citing ministry statistics. Click here to read…

Privacy safeguards urged for AI tech: China Daily
September 8, 2022

As artificial intelligence technology requires vast quantities of personal information, related developers should take stronger measures to fulfill their privacy protection responsibilities, said experts and officials on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China’s central bank urges more convenient use of digital yuan: Xinhuanet
September 9, 2022

China’s central bank has called for efforts to facilitate interconnectivity between the digital yuan system and traditional e-payment tools to make it more convenient for customers to use digital currency. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former senior discipline inspector: Xinhuanet
September 9, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has announced its decision to arrest Liu Yanping, a former senior discipline inspector, for suspected bribe-taking. The National Commission of Supervision has completed an investigation into Liu’s case and transferred it to procuratorial authorities for prosecution, the SPP said in a statement on Friday. Click here to read…

BRICS ties seen as key to global recovery: Qiushi
September 9, 2022

China is willing to continuously enhance practical cooperation with other four BRICS countries-Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa-to jointly benefit from the New Industrial Revolution, the country’s top industry regulator said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese and Indian troops in area of Jianan Daban begin disengagement: China Military
September 9, 2022

On 8th September, 2022, according to the consensus reached in the 16th Round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting, the Chinese and Indian troops in the area of Jianan Daban have begun to disengage in a coordinated and planned way, which is conducive to the peace and tranquility in the border areas.Click here to read…

China’s Communist Party to amend its constitution at October congress: Reuters
September 9, 2022

China’s ruling Communist Party will amend its constitution next month during a leadership reshuffle held over five years, a move that some analysts said could consolidate President Xi Jinping’s authority and stature within the party. State news agency Xinhua said on Friday that the Politburo discussed a draft amendment to the party constitution in a meeting chaired by Xi, without specifying the changes. Click here to read…

Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee convenes meeting, deliberates on documents to be submitted for discussion at seventh plenary session of 19th CPC Central Committee: Xinhuanet
September 10, 2022

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday convened a meeting to deliberate on documents to be submitted for discussion at the upcoming seventh plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, which is slated to be held on Oct. 9. Click here to read…

Top Chinese legislator pays official goodwill visit to Russia: Xinhuanet
September 10, 2022

Li Zhanshu, chairman of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, paid an official goodwill visit to Russia from Wednesday to Saturday, at the invitation of Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. Click here to read…

Maglev car technology tested on highway in east China: Xinhuanet
September 10, 2022

A maglev vehicle technology test saw a 2.8-tonne car float 35 millimeters above the road and run on a highway in east China’s Jiangsu Province. Developed by the Chengdu-based Southwest Jiaotong University, the car was modified from a traditional vehicle. A permanent magnet array was installed for levitation, and the road was laid with good conductor rail that allowed the car to levitate. Click here to read…

Death toll from 6.8-magnitude quake in China’s Sichuan rises to 93: Xinhuanet
September 12, 2022

A total of 93 people have died and 25 remain missing after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Luding County and neighboring areas in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Sept. 5, local authorities said Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 164 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 12, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 164 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 81 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report on Monday. A total of 785 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

2nd AG600M large amphibious aircraft completes maiden flight test: Xinhuanet
September 10, 2022

China will produce a total of four prototypes of the AG600M aircraft, a full-configuration firefighting model belonging to the AG600 large amphibious aircraft family, to carry out flight test missions, its developer announced on Saturday. Click here to read…

Prospering ports contribute strength to China’s foreign trade sector: People’s Daily
September 10, 2022

At this peak period of foreign trade, ports in China are kept very occupied. Satellite-navigated autopilot guiding vehicles are running between terminals and container yards, and gantry cranes automatically taking containers to preset destinations. Click here to read…

China’s Phase-4 lunar probe mission approved by state, expected to build basic structure for Intl Lunar Research Station: Global Times
September 10, 2022

China’s Phase-4 lunar probe mission, consisting of the Chang’e-6, -7, and -8 to be carried out successively in 10 years, has obtained state approval and is proceeding smoothly, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Saturday. The mission is hoping to explore the Moon’s South Pole region and build a basic structure of the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS). Click here to read…

Taiwan says 17 Chinese aircraft crossed Taiwan Strait median line: Reuters
September 10, 2022

Seventeen Chinese aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, which normally serves as an unofficial barrier between the two sides, on Saturday, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, as Beijing continues its military activities near the island. Click here to read…

Chinese actor Evan Li detained on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes: Reuters
September 12, 2022

Chinese actor Li Yifeng, who played former Communist Party leader Mao Zedong in a 2021 movie, was detained recently by Beijing police on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes, China’s state broadcaster CCTV reported on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s waiver of African interest-free loans worth 1% or less of its lending to continent-study: Reuters
September 12, 2022

China’s waiver of 23 interest-free loans to African countries last month amounted to only 1.1% or less of Chinese lending to the continent, a study showed on Monday. China’s foreign ministry said in August it had cancelled 23 loans to 17 African countries that matured in 2021, but did not give further details. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 8, 2022

Former senior political advisor expelled from CPC, public office: Xinhuanaet
September 7, 2022

Shen Deyong, a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has been expelled from the CPC and dismissed from public office over severe violations of Party discipline and laws. Click here to read…

Huawei holds tech exchange meeting in Kuwait to promote cooperation: Xinhuanaet/h5>

September 7, 2022/h5>

Chinese tech firm Huawei on Tuesday held an alumni meeting for its information and communication technology (ICT) training program to enhance skills of Kuwaiti young talents and promote sci-tech exchange between the two countries. During the event, participants of the 2022 “Seeds for the Future” training program presented their projects, with the top three students winning awards for their innovations. Click here to read…

China power producer issues energy supply bonds: Xinhuanaet/h5>

September 7, 2022/h5>

A Chinese power producer issued 30 billion yuan (4.34 billion U.S. dollars) of special bonds recently in the first such issuance supported by the government to ensure electricity supply. The issuance by China Reform Holdings Corporation Ltd. has a maturity of five years with a coupon rate of 2.65 percent, according to the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors. Click here to read…

Satellite observation alliance for sustainable development launched in China: Xinhuanaet/h5>

September 7, 2022/h5>

China has established a satellite observation alliance for sustainable development, aiming to give full play to the advantages and potential of Earth observation from space. The huge quantity of data obtained through the observation of Earth from space is of great significance for the monitoring and evaluation of sustainable development goals, as well as related scientific research, according to Guo Huadong, director of the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS). Click here to read…

Chinese researchers find neutralizing antibody against COVID-19 variants: Xinhuanaet/h5>

September 7, 2022/h5>

Chinese researchers have found a neutralizing antibody that could provide protection against the Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19, and it has shown preventative efficacy by nasal delivery. Click here to read…

Former senior provincial legislator arrested for bribery: Xinhuanaet/h5>

September 7, 2022/h5>

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) announced its decision to arrest Sun Guoxiang, a former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress, for suspected bribe-taking. The National Commission of Supervision has completed an investigation into Sun’s case and handed it over to prosecutors, the SPP said. Click here to read…

Chinese life expectancy increased to 78.2 years over past decade thanks to childbearing, population policies: Global Times/h5>

September 7, 2022/h5>

Chinese people’s life expectancy made a historic leap over the past decade with the average lifespan increasing to 78.2 years from 74.8 years and key health indications ranking among the top of middle- and high-income countries, reflecting sufficient protection for people’s right to health, China’s top health authority announced on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Forex reserves down to $3.0549 trillion in August as dollar index surges: Global Times/h5>

September 7, 2022/h5>

China’s foreign exchange reserves totaled $3.0549 trillion at the end of August, down $49.2 billion from July, a drop of 1.58 percent amid the US dollar’s unusual strength and the depreciation of other currencies. Click here to read…

China’s trade with Russia picks up speed in August: Reuters/h5>

September 7, 2022/h5>

Chinese shipments to and from Russia accelerated in August compared with a month earlier, contrasting with slower flows elsewhere amid weak global demand. Chinese shipments to Russia, which has been hit by Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine, rose 26.5% from a year earlier in dollar terms, up from a 22.2% gain in July, Reuters calculations based on Chinese customs data on Wednesday showed. Click here to read…

China names Zhang Qingsong as deputy central bank governor amid reshuffle: Reuters
September 7, 2022

China has named Zhang Qingsong as deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the cabinet said on Tuesday, as part of a reshuffle of the bank’s leadership ahead of an important Communist Party meeting. Click here to read…

China’s BYD to set up EV plant in Thailand: Reuters
September 8, 2022

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD on Thursday announced it would set up a facility in Thailand to start producing 150,000 passenger cars a year from 2024.BYD announced in a joint statement with Thai industrial developer WHA Group (WHA.BK) that a purchase agreement had been signed for 96 hectares (237.22 acres) of land in the eastern province of Rayong for the plant. Click here to read…

Key tunnel of South-to-North Water Diversion Project completed: People’s Daily
September 8, 2022

A Yellow River-crossing tunnel, as a vital part of the middle route of China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project, recently passed a verification test, laying a solid foundation for the high-quality development of the project. So far, all the 155 units of the phase-1 project of the eastern and middle routes have passed verification tests. Click here to read…

BRICS forum focuses on promoting common sustainable development: People’s Daily
September 8, 2022

A BRICS forum, focusing on deepening partnerships for a new industrial revolution and promoting common sustainable development, kicked off on Wednesday in Xiamen, a port city in east China’s Fujian Province. BRICS is an emerging-market bloc that groups together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Click here to read…

China’s rare earth export price hits record high in August as global supplies tighten: Global Times
September 8, 2022

China’s rare earth export price hit a record high in August, jumping to $26 per kilogram, up 93.8 percent year-on-year, and industry observers said this upward trend may continue for the rest of the year thanks to factors including tighter policies for environmental protectionClick here to read…

Privacy safeguards urged for AI tech: China Daily
September 8, 2022

As artificial intelligence technology requires vast quantities of personal information, related developers should take stronger measures to fulfill their privacy protection responsibilities, said experts and officials on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Luding quake toll rises to 82: China Daily
September 8, 2022

The death toll from a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that hit Luding county in Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, on Monday had risen to 82 as of 8 am on Thursday. Thirty-five people remained missing. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 241 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanaet
September 8, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 241 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 69 in Sichuan and 67 in Inner Mongolia, according to the National Health Commission’s report Thursday. A total of 1,093 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

China urges avoiding further deterioration of humanitarian situation in Ukraine: Xinhuanaet
September 8, 2022

China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, Geng Shuang, on Wednesday called on the international community to do its utmost to avoid further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 14, 2022

PLA’s attack helicopters start routine border patrols in high-altitude Karakoram: Global times
July 14, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) attack helicopters started to join transport helicopters in routine border patrols in the high-altitude Karakoram Mountains, a move analysts said on Thursday will enable the PLA border defense troops to gain enhanced air support and better safeguard the country’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Click here to read…

IMF says China needs more fiscal, monetary support to fight COVID slowdown: Reuters
July 14, 2022

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that China needs to add more fiscal and monetary policy support to combat an economic slowdown brought on by continued COVID-19 lockdowns, but less-restrictive pandemic containment policies also were needed. Click here to read…

Former provincial legislator stands trial for accepting bribes: Xinhuanet
July 14, 2022

Zhang Xinqi, a former senior legislator of east China’s Shandong Province, on Thursday stood trial at the Intermediate People’s Court of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, charged with accepting bribes. Click here to read…

China approves new domestically developed “artificial heart”: Xinhuanet
July 14, 2022

China’s National Medical Products Administration has issued marketing approval for a China-developed “artificial heart” for severe heart failure. The “heart” is an implantable ferrofluids-driven left ventricular assist device, according to the TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital based in north China’s Tianjin Municipality. Click here to read…

Former Shandong official accused of bribery: China Daily
July 14, 2022

Zhang Xinqi, former deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial People’s Congress, was accused of taking 155 million yuan ($23 million) in bribes by the Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangsu province on Thursday. Click here to read…

Media outlets fulfill social responsibility, report says: China Daily
July 14, 2022

More than 300 media outlets in China have issued social responsibility reports this year, tripling the number in the previous year, according to the 2021 Media Outlets Social Responsibility Report released recently. Click here to read…

Xi inspects Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang, second visit in eight years: Global Times
July 15, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspected a university, an international land port area, a residential community and a museum in the city of Urumqi, capital of Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning. Click here to read…

More Chinese volunteers take actions to bring back clearer water and fresh air to Xizang: Global Times
July 15, 2022

A group of people wearing blue waistcoats scatter around the hillside bending down to pick up garbage such as discarded plastic bottles left by tourists. Suddenly a Golden Retriever dog runs into the crowd holding a plastic bottle in its mouth. Click here to read…

Xi says Xinjiang is a hub in Belt and Road cooperation: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said as the Belt and Road cooperation advances, Xinjiang is no longer a remote corner but a core area and a hub. Click here to read…

Xi stresses making Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps stronger, more prosperous: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has stressed efforts to make the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) stronger and more prosperous. Click here to read…

Senior CPC official urges BRICS to build anti-corruption governance system: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday called on the BRICS countries to jointly safeguard multilateralism and build a fair and reasonable international anti-corruption governance system. Click here to read…

World 5G Convention to be held in China’s Heilongjiang: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

The 2022 World 5G Convention will be held from August 10 to 12 in Harbin, the capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, the event organizers said. The event, to be held both online and offline, will be co-hosted by the Heilongjiang provincial people’s government, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Industry and Information TechnologyClick here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 64 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 64 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 30 in Gansu and 17 in Guangdong, the National Health Commission said Friday. Altogether 368 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 10 provincial-level regions on Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier pledges to ease burden of receiving medical treatment: China Daily
July 15, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang has stressed the need to reduce the burden that people face in receiving medical treatment, and to advance medical reforms. Efforts should be accelerated to ensure that high-quality medical resources become more broadly available and are distributed in a more balanced manner, Li said in an instruction to a national teleconference on medical reform held in Beijing on Thursday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 11, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dhaka cattle markets finally booming- The Daily Star

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walups question legality of land, owner refutes- Kuensel

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

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

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

Sudhakar Dalela appointed as next Ambassador to Bhutan- The Print

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

Maldives
Maldives seeks loan from Bangladesh – The Daily Star

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

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

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

Junta forces overrun resistance base in northwestern Myanmar – Myanmar Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nepal
NRB seeks suggestions for monetary policy- Himalayan Times

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

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

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

CPC foreign department chief Liu arrives in Kathmandu- Himalayan Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No closure after Nepal’s insurgency- Nepali Times

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

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

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

Deadline extended for energy standards: The Express Tribune

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

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

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

Editorial: CPEC resumption: Dawn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pope Francis appeals for peace for SL- The Daily Mirror

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

China: Daily Scan, June 24, 2022

Yuan Jiajun elected Party chief of China’s Zhejiang: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

Yuan Jiajun has been elected secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Yuan was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 15th CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee on ThursdayClick here to read…

Remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 14th BRICS Summit: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

On the evening of June 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted the 14th BRICS Summit in Beijing via video link. Following is the full text of the remarks by President Xi at the Summit: Click here to read…

Chinese, Iranian FMs holds phone conversation on ties: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday held a phone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian at the latter’s request. Click here to read…

China commends Nepal’s decision not to move ahead on SPP with U.S.: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

China commends the Nepali government’s decision not to move ahead on the State Partnership Program (SPP) with the United States, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday. Click here to read…

China to establish national demonstration zones for IPR protection: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

China will establish a batch of demonstration zones for intellectual property rights (IPR) protection by 2025, according to a notice recently published by the National Intellectual Property Administration. Click here to read…

China aims to boost digital government construction: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

China has detailed measures to enhance the building of a digital government in tandem with the country’s efforts to promote digital transformation. By 2025, the country will strive to improve the top-level design and coordination mechanism of a digital government that matches the modernization of the national governance system, according to a guideline released by the State Council, China’s cabinet. Click here to read…

Senior official of south China’s Guangxi expelled from CPC, office: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

Liu Hongwu, former vice chairman of the people’s government of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws, the country’s top anti-graft body announced Thursday. Click here to read…

Former manager of China’s state grain group expelled from Party: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

Xu Baoyi, former deputy general manager of China Grain Reserves Group (Sinograin), has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for grave violations of Party discipline and laws, said the country’s top anti-graft body Thursday. Click here to read…

China launches crackdown against crimes involving illegal occupation of farmland: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

China’s Ministry of Public Security has urged police nationwide to strike hard on crimes involving the illegal occupation of farmland and the production and sale of fake or substandard agricultural materials amid efforts to safeguard national food security. Click here to read…

Patent applications being reviewed more quickly: China Daily
June 23, 2022

The time for reviewing high-value patent applications in China was shortened to 13.3 months by the end of last year, achieving the goal set by the central government ahead of schedule, an official for the country’s intellectual property regulator said. Click here to read…

Chinese FM reveals meeting with Taliban-affiliated Afghan Chargé d’affaires for first time: Global Times
June 23, 2022

Chen Song, deputy director-general of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, met with Afghan Embassy Chargé d’affaires in Beijing Sayed Mohiuddin Sadat on Wednesday, with Sadat thanking China for the sincere sympathy over the deadly earthquake. Click here to read…

China delivers 2nd Type 054A/P frigate to Pakistan: Global Times
June 23, 2022

China delivered the second of four powerful Type 054A/P frigates to the Pakistan Navy on Thursday, highlighting the friendship between the two neighboring countries, which serves as a pillar of peace and stability in the region. The PNS Taimur was commissioned at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, the Global Times learned from the Pakistan Navy on Thursday. Click here to read…

PLA vessels join aircraft in large-scale drills around Taiwan: Global Times
June 23, 2022

A large number of warships of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sailed to waters east of the island of Taiwan and south of Japan as dozens of PLA warplanes carried out drills on Tuesday and Wednesday, with analysts saying on Thursday that the joint maritime and aerial exercise could greatly enhance combat readiness against “Taiwan independence” and foreign interference forces. Click here to read…

China’s coastal provinces pushing sustainable fisheries development: Global Times
June 23, 2022

Negotiations on fisheries subsidies were launched at the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference held in Doha from June 12 to 17, and an agreement was made to limit over-fishing in order to secure the sustainable development of global marine resource. China’s agricultural and financial ministries launched a similar campaign in 2021. Click here to read…

Chinese companies strive to help alleviate Pakistan’s power shortages: Global Times
June 23, 2022

China’s energy infrastructure developers and operators are striving to help ensure the timely delivery and smooth operation of power facilities in Pakistan, which is coping with severe power shortages amid extreme weather and high coal prices. Click here to read…

China’s CATL to produce next-generation EV battery in 2023: Reuters
June 23, 2022

Chinese battery giant CATL will start mass production next year of its latest generation product, with greater efficiency that lets electric cars drive longer distances on each charge, the company said on Thursday. Click here to read…

China’s coastal ecosystems still unhealthy despite recent progress, official says: Reuters
June 23, 2022

Most of China’s marine ecosystems are still in poor health despite recent improvements, and more efforts are needed to restore, protect and monitor coastal waters, an environment ministry official said on Thursday. Click here to read…

More trust urged for Sino-Indian relations: People’s Daily
June 24, 2022

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China’s and India’s common interests far outweigh their differences and the two countries should support rather than undermine each other, as he met with Pradeep Kumar Rawat, India’s new ambassador to Beijing. Click here to read…

China adopts amendment to anti-monopoly law: Xinhuanet
June 24, 2022

Chinese lawmakers on Friday voted to pass an amendment to the Anti-monopoly Law, which will take effect on Aug. 1, 2022, at a session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Click here to read…

President Xi calls for peace, development, openness, innovation to build high-quality BRICS partnership: Xinhuanet
June 24, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted the 14th BRICS Summit via video link on Thursday evening in Beijing, calling on BRICS countries to safeguard world peace and tranquility, boost development, and unleash the potential and vitality of cooperation. Click here to read…

Full text of 14th BRICS Summit Beijing Declaration: Xinhuanet
June 24, 2022

The 14th BRICS Summit on Thursday issued the Beijing Declaration. Following is the full text of the declaration. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 18 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 24, 2022

The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 18 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 14 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and two in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Friday. Click here to read…

Nation makes big advances in battle against illicit drugs: China Daily
June 24, 2022

China made 58 additions to the list of controlled drugs last year, resulting in all fentanyl and synthetic cannabinoid substances being put under control. The nation now has 449 kinds of narcotics and psychotropic substances on the list, Liang Yun, head of the narcotics control bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, announced on Thursday, three days ahead of the 35th International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Click here to read…

Probe into overseas cyberattack underway: China Daily
June 24, 2022

Police are investigating a cyberattack launched from overseas on the email system of Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. Key evidence of the attack has been secured, local police said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Entertainment venues closed, dine-in services banned in Macao after Omicron cases surge to 110: Global Times
June 24, 2022

Entertainment venues were ordered to close and dine-in services at restaurants were banned from Thursday afternoon in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) after the city’s COVID-19 infections increased to 110 in the latest flare-up. The chief executive of the Macao SAR assured the public that the outbreak would be curbed soon. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 23, 2022

China’s top political advisor calls for fostering green, low carbon development: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

China’s top political advisor Wang Yang has called for efforts to foster high-quality growth that embodies green and low-carbon development. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), chaired the closing meeting of the 22nd session of the Standing Committee of the 13th CPPCC National Committee and delivered a speech on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Full Text: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum in virtual format and delivered a keynote speech titled “Keep Abreast of the Trend of the Times to Shape a Bright Future” on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China’s central SOEs up investment in new infrastructure: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

China’s centrally administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are ramping up investment in new types of infrastructure to facilitate industrial transformation, data from the country’s top state-asset regulator showed. Click here to read…

Jing Junhai elected Party chief of China’s Jilin: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

Jing Junhai has been elected secretary of the Jilin Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Jing was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 12th CPC Jilin Provincial Committee on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China, ASEAN vow to strengthen defense, security cooperation: China Military
June 22, 2022

The 13th China-ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Informal Meeting was held via video link on Wednesday. The meeting was co-chaired by Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe and General Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Combodia, the rotating chair of ASEAN. Click here to read…

Plan promotes cultural digitalization: China Daily
June 23, 2022

The digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way in which culture and cultural services are produced, distributed and accessed. With its wealth of cultural resources, China is set to embrace this revolution with a grand plan: the digitization of culture. Click here to read…

China bans 31 misbehaviors by livestreamers in latest effort to clean up cyberspace: Global Times
June 22, 2022

China’s top media and culture authorities on Wednesday jointly issued behavior norms to guide livestreamers, prohibiting 31 kinds of misbehavior including smearing Chinese culture, historic figures and national heroes, and hyping sensitive issues, in a move to promote a healthy cyberspace amid public calls for more regulation due to wrongdoings in the booming industry. Click here to read…

2022 marks ‘year of launch’ for BRICS remote satellite network: Global Times
June 22, 2022

As the 14th BRICS Summit kicks off, China National Space Administration (CNSA) revealed to the Global Times the latest development and more details on cooperation in joint observation and data sharing of the remote sensing satellites among the five major emerging economies -Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Click here to read…

Two Chinese rights lawyers face trial for state subversion: Reuters
June 22, 2022

Two prominent Chinese rights lawyers are set to go on trial behind closed doors this week on charges of state subversion, campaign groups said, part of a clampdown on dissent and rights activism under President Xi Jinping. Hearings for Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi were scheduled in Linshu county court in the northeastern province of Shandong on Wednesday and Friday, respectively, relatives and friends told Reuters. Click here to read…

USTR Tai calls U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods ‘significant’ leverage: Reuters
June 22, 2022

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Wednesday said that she views tariffs on Chinese goods as “a significant piece of leverage” in the U.S.-China trade relationship and removing them would likely have a limited effect on controlling short-term inflation. Click here to read…

Border issues with India should be resolved through dialogue: Reuters
June 22, 2022

China and India should resolve their border issues through dialogue and consultation as the two countries’ common interests outweigh their differences, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday. Wang spoke during a meeting with Pradeep Kumar Rawat, India’s new ambassador to China, according to a statement issued by China’s foreign ministry. Click here to read…

China’s electricity demand soars as heatwaves bake northern, central provinces: South China Morning Post
June 22, 2022

Heatwaves in northern and central China drove up electricity demand to record levels as millions switched on air conditioners to escape the sweltering conditions, while floodwaters in the south submerged villages and trapped city residents. On Wednesday, China’s meteorological administration issued orange alert warnings for high temperatures in regions across the provinces of Shandong, Henan and Hebei. Several cities in Shandong, China’s second-most populous province, have issued “red alert” high temperature warnings, which have pushed up demand for air conditioning among the region’s more than 100 million people. Click here to read…

G-7, NATO leaders to highlight China challenge, pressure Russia: Kyodo
June 23, 2022

The Group of Seven industrialized nations are expected to step up efforts to address China’s “coercive economic practices” when their leaders meet in Germany later in June, while increasing pressure on Russia to end the war in Ukraine, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Click here to read…

Beijing children must take COVID-19 tests to play in the park: Taipei Times
June 23, 2022

Beijing is tightening its hardline “zero COVID” rules, mandating that children show a negative test result to enter parks in China’s capital. Children older than three will need to show a green health code on the system that controls people’s movements, as well as a negative COVID-19 result no older than 72 hours, a statement from the Beijing Municipal Administration Center of Parks said. Click here to read…

7 injured of Tianjin gas explosion discharged from hospital; 9 held accountable under custody: Global Times
June 23, 2022

Seven people who were injured in the gas explosion in Baodi, North China’s Tianjin Municipality on Tuesday afternoon have been discharged from the hospital,while nine individuals responsible for the accident are under custody, the local authorities announced on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Culprits punished in Henan health code scandal: China Daily
June 23, 2022

Five people, including four officials, in Henan province have been punished after they were found to have abused their power to turn people’s health codes red for non-epidemic reasons, according to an investigation report on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Supercomputer, AI to speed up drug discoveries: China Daily
June 23, 2022

Using artificial intelligence and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, Chinese scientists are engineering otherwise unknown chemicals designed for future clinical use. The Tianhe-2 supercomputer, located in the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, ranked as the world’s fastest supercomputer in June 2013, holding the top spot for three years and today still ranks among the world’s top 10. Click here to read…

China’s largest social media platform pledges crackdown on rumors: Global Times
June 23, 2022

WeChat, one of China’s most popular social media platforms, announced on Wednesday that it will launch a crackdown on accounts and content that create or spread online rumors and false information related to hot social security issues. Click here to read…

Xi stresses need to build basic data systems, enhance administrative division management: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged efforts to accelerate the construction of basic systems for data and improve work on administrative divisions. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while chairing the 26th meeting of the central commission for deepening overall reform. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 13 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

The Chinese mainland Wednesday reported 13 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including nine in Shanghai, three in Beijing, and one in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 22, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 22, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

China: Daily Scan, June 21, 2022

Li Hongzhong elected Party chief of China’s Tianjin: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

Li Hongzhong has been elected secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Tianjin Municipal Committee. Li was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 12th CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee on Monday. Click here to read…

CPC promulgates regulations on political consultation work: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has promulgated a set of regulations on the Party’s work regarding political consultation, and issued a notice to facilitate the implementation. Approved at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on May 27, the regulations consist of 31 articles in eight chapters. Click here to read…

Former senior provincial official arrested for suspected bribery: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

Zhang Jinghua, former deputy secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said. Click here to read…

Policies help to finance water conservation: Quishi
June 20, 2022

China will introduce a series of preferential policies to ensure that the country’s total investment into water conservancy development reaches at least 800 billion yuan ($119 billion) this year, said Wei Shanzhong, vice-minister of water resources. According to the ministry, the country’s total investment into such projects stood at 802.8 billion yuan in 2021, up 4.2 percent from the previous year. Click here to read…

Xi encourages PLA infantry academy students to contribute to strengthening armed forces: China Military
June 20, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged students from the Army Infantry Academy of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to contribute to the cause of strengthening China’s armed forces. Click here to read…

New China-Turkmenistan natural gas field in operation: Global Times
June 20, 2022

A new natural gas project between China and Turkmenistan has begun operations, which is set to further boost bilateral economic ties in areas including energy and infrastructure, help ensure China’s energy supply amid rising energy prices and diversify China’s sources of energy imports against the backdrop of global uncertainties. Click here to read…

China power demand sets new records as heatwaves bake northern cities: Reuters
June 20, 2022

Power consumption surged in Chinese provinces north of the Yangtze river due to warmer-than-normal weather, with regions like Henan, China’s third-most populous province, being tested to meet record electricity demand. The maximum power demand load in Henan, which has a population of nearly 100 million people, set a new record of 65.34 million kilowatts on Sunday, state television reported on Monday. Click here to read…

N. Korea abruptly stops importing COVID containment goods from China: Reuters
June 20, 2022

North Korea abruptly stopped importing COVID-19 prevention and control products from China in May, trade data released by Beijing showed, after the country bought face masks and ventilators from its neighbour in previous months. Click here to read…

China building Waste Mountain: Taipei Times
June 21, 2022

Hazmat-suited workers poke plastic swabs down millions of throats in China each day, leaving bins bursting with medical waste that has become the environmental and economic levy of the nation’s “zero COVID-19” strategy. China is the last major economy wedded to stamping out infections no matter the cost. Near-daily testing is the most commonly used weapon in an anti-virus arsenal that includes snap lockdowns and forced quarantines when just a few cases are detected. Click here to read…

China’s political party school in Africa takes first students from 6 countries: South China Morning Post
June 21, 2022

Future leaders from ruling political parties in Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola have attended their first session at a training school funded with US$40 million support from China’s Communist Party. Construction of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School in Kibaha, 40km (25 miles) outside Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, was financed by the six ruling parties of the southern African countries. The additional support came from the ruling party in Beijing through its International Liaison Department, the bureaucracy in charge of promoting Chinese ideology overseas and inter-party diplomacy. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 9 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported nine locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including six in Shanghai and three in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Click here to read…

Political advisors discuss high quality development: China Daily
June 21, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee convened a meeting on Monday to discuss high quality, green and low carbon development. Click here to read…

Original verdict upheld for former official at China’s top court: Global Times
June 21, 2022

The Beijing Municipal High People’s Court on Monday announced a public verdict in the case against Wang Linqing, a former official at China’s top court, rejecting his appeal and upholding the original verdict. In May, Wang was sentenced to 14 years in prison and given a fine of 1 million yuan ($150,000) for taking bribes and illegally obtaining national secrets. Click here to read…

Ningxia launches first intermodal freight train to Iran via Caspian Sea: Global Times
June 21, 2022

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region launched the first sea-rail intermodal freight train to Iran on Monday, forming a new international logistics channel via the Caspian Sea. The new line, combined with other China-Europe freight rail routes, will contribute to building a global transportation network covering sea, rail and road transport. Click here to read…

Chinese, Russian companies pursue rising yuan trade settlements: Global Times
June 21, 2022

Traders see a growing potential for local currency settlements in trade, especially between China and Russia under the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) framework, as the countries are seeking alternatives to chip away at dollar dominance. While the US dollar hegemony continues to shadow world trade, closer economic and trade ties would be needed more than ever among the BRICS member states, and further cooperation in areas such as local currency settlement could be brought up at the upcoming BRICS Summit, experts said. Click here to read…

China’s east-to-west computing resource transfer project in full swing: People’s Daily
June 21, 2022

The industrial park has attracted more than 100 tenants, including government bodies, world-renowned cloud computing service providers, large Internet companies, and banks and insurance institutions. “The annual average temperature in Hohhot city is eight degrees Celsius, so data centers in the city can use natural cooling sources for about five months of the year,” an executive of Chinese telecom operator China Unicom’s cloud data center in Hohhot explained. Click here to read…

China to further deepen, substantiate BRICS cooperation: People’s Daily
June 21, 2022

When changes in the world, our times and history are unfolding today in ways like never before, China looks forward to working with fellow BRICS members to further deepen and substantiate BRICS cooperation, cement the BRICS strategic partnership, draw up a new blueprint for BRICS cooperation, and make greater contributions to safeguarding peace and stability and promoting development and prosperity by hosting the 14th BRICS Summit under the theme of “Foster High-quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 20, 2022

Former top official charged on multiple accounts: China Daily
June 17, 2022

Wang Like, a former top official in charge of political and legal affairs in East China’s Jiangsu province, went on trial at the Changchun Intermediate People’s Court in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin province on Friday. He is accused of taking and offering bribes, shielding gang members and forging identity documents. Click here to read…

China to ban new heavy industrial projects in key zones: Reuters
June 17, 2022

China will ban new steel, coking, oil refining, cement and glass projects in key zones, the government said on Friday in a wide-ranging policy document aimed at tackling pollution and meeting the country’s climate goals. Click here to read…

Chinese president addresses 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: Xinhuanet
June 18, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday attended and addressed the plenary session of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in virtual format upon invitation. Xi pointed out that the world is faced with major changes and a pandemic both unseen in a century, economic globalization is facing headwinds, and there are unprecedented challenges to the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Click here to read…

China-developed TP500 unmanned freighter makes maiden flight: Xinhuanet
June 18, 2022

China’s homegrown TP500 unmanned freighter completed a successful maiden flight Saturday, announced the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). The freighter conducted a 27-minute maiden flight and performed smoothly during the whole flight, said the AVIC. Click here to read…

Chinese property developers increase fund-raising on interbank bond market: Xinhuanet
June 18, 2022

Chinese property developers have increased fundraising on the interbank bond market, data from a market dealer group showed. Nearly 10 developers including Poly Development and PowerChina Real Estate have issued debt financing instruments (DFIs) worth 11.9 billion yuan (1.78 billion U.S. dollars) on the market this month, with 49.5 billion yuan of DFIs by more enterprises in the pipeline, according to the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors. Click here to read…

China unveils giant aircraft carrier CNS Fujian: China Military
June 18, 2022

China unveiled its third aircraft carrier on Friday in Shanghai, naming it after the eastern coastal province of Fujian. Upon its completion, the gigantic ship will displace more than 80,000 metric tons of water, making it the largest and mightiest warship any Asian nation has ever built, and also one of the world’s biggest naval vessels of all time. Click here to read…

Financial service suspected of long-term crimes: China Daily
June 18, 2022

A number of people suspected of using rural banks in Central China’s Henan province to commit a series of serious crimes have been detained, local police said. Some funds and assets involved in the case have also been sealed, seized or frozen in line with the law, according to a statement released by the public security bureau in Henan’s Xuchang city on Saturday. Click here to read…

China beefs up anti-corruption work in financial units: Global Times
June 18, 2022

The Political Bureau of the Communist Part of China Central Committee held a meeting on Friday to review a report on the rectification and improvement of financial units in the 8th round of inspections of the 19th Central Committee, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The review looked at outcomes of the inspection work for anti-corruption campaigns while extending perspectives for future tasks. Click here to read…

BRICS countries see expanding agricultural cooperation: People’s Daily
June 18, 2022

In recent years, BRICS countries have made continuous efforts to establish a long-term and stable cooperation mechanism focusing on food security and poverty reduction, enhancing exchanges in agricultural production and technological innovation. As a result, they have achieved fruitful results in deepening pragmatic agricultural cooperation. Click here to read…

China manufacturing: fresh lay-offs in the Pearl River Delta add to worries over economic slowdown: South China Morning Post

June 18, 2022

In the Pearl River Delta, China’s export manufacturing heartland, migrant workers are watching their incomes plummet and jobs disappear overnight, as local businesses grapple with challenges ranging from coronavirus outbreaks to tumbling international orders.
Two years ago, tens of thousands of migrant workers were cast out of work as employers scaled back production due to the US-China trade war and the initial coronavirus outbreak, which started in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Few people then would have anticipated the pace of China’s recovery, with exports hitting new highs in the past year and even migrant workers older than 50 in demand in the region’s factories. Click here to read…

Xi calls for coordinated efforts against corruption: Xinhuanet
June 19, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, presided over the 40th group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Friday afternoon to discuss the issue of making coordinated efforts to ensure officials do not dare, are not able, and have no desire to commit corruption. Click here to read…

China tightens regulation of business activities of officials’ relatives: Xinhuanet
June 19, 2022

The General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued a regulation on the business activities of relatives of officials. The regulation offers clear and specific provisions on the applicable objects and circumstances, working measures and disciplinary requirements concerning officials’ spouses, children and their spouses who run business or enterprises. Click here to read…

Beijing and Shanghai launch inspections of hazardous chemical companies after fire at Shanghai ethylene glycol plant: Global Times
June 19, 2022

Emergency authorities in China’s two metropolises, Beijing and Shanghai, decided to carry out citywide inspections of hazardous chemical companies from Sunday to identify potential risks, after a fire caused by a dangerous chemical explosion in Shanghai. Click here to read…

State Council appoints ‘diversified team’ with loyalty, professionalism for new HKSAR govt: Global Times
June 19, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, approved the list of key officials proposed by the six-term chief executive for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday. By forming a new team with some new faces, the new government is expected to unveil a new chapter for Hong Kong on the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland. Click here to read…

China’s JD.com posts slowest growth ever in ‘618’ shopping event: Reuters
June 19, 2022

Total sales by China’s e-commerce giant JD.com (9618.HK) rose 10.3% over the 18 days to Sunday during the first major shopping festival since a recent COVID-19 outbreak, the company said, sharply down from the 2021 event’s growth of 27.7%.Click here to read…

China targeting HK ‘foreign forces’: Taipei Times
June 20, 2022

Beijing appears to be using Hong Kong’s National Security Law to target “foreign forces,” and is continuing to change the territory’s governance and institutions to reflect those of mainland China, the Mainland Affairs Council’s (MAC) latest quarterly report said. Click here to read…

Biden says he and China’s Xi to talk ‘soon’ as he weighs Trump-era tariffs: Taipei Times
June 20, 2022

US President Joe Biden on Saturday said he would be talking to Chinese President Xi Jinping “soon,” and is weighing possible action on US tariffs on China that were imposed by the administration of former US president Donald Trump. Asked whether he had decided to lift any of the tariffs, Biden said: “We’re in the process of doing that… I’m in the process of making up my mind.” Click here to read…

‘Mind-reading’ device to detect porn could speed China’s policing of illicit content, say researchers: South China Morning Post
June 20, 2022

A device that can detect when a man is watching pornography by “reading his mind” has been developed in China, according to the research team in Beijing behind the project.
The device, which could speed up the work of censors trying to spot indecent images on the Chinese internet, is worn on the head by the subject and can pick up a spike in the brainwaves triggered by explicit content, according to the researchers. Fifteen male university students aged between 20 and 25 volunteered to wear the item while in front of a computer screen. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 14 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 14 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 10 in Shanghai and four in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Monday. Click here to read…

CPC leadership reviews report on rectification of financial institutions: Quishi
June 20, 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 review a report on the rectification of problems discovered during the eighth round of inspections of financial institutions. Click here to read…

China conducts land-based mid-course missile interception test: China Military
June 20, 2022

According to a written statement released by China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday, China conducted a land-based mid-course missile interception test within its territory on June 19, 2022 and achieved the desired test objective. The test is defensive in nature and not targeted against any country. Click here to read…

Structural changes boost media sector: China Daily
June 20, 2022

In May, the All-China Journalists Association released a report on the development of journalism in the country. It was the sixth report about the issue published since 2014, and it showed significant developments leading up to December 2021. The report said the growth of traditional media, such as newspapers, radio and television, has slowed, and China continues to strive for deeper integration and a digital transformation. The quality and ability of China’s millions of journalists continue to improve, and the employees are becoming younger and more educated, it added. Click here to read…

Macao closes public venues after detecting 31 local COVID-19 cases: China Daily
June 20, 2022

China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) reported 31 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Sunday, according to the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of Macao. Click here to read…