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China: Daily Scan, July 07, 2022

China criticizes U.S. attempt to ban Dutch chipmaking tech exports to China: Xinhuanet
July 6, 2022

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday censured the United States for pushing a Dutch supplier to stop selling chipmaking gear to China, calling the U.S. moves a typical example of “tech-terrorism.” Click here to read…

Construction of China’s first commercial spacecraft launch site starts in Hainan: Xinhuanet
July 6, 2022

Construction of China’s first commercial spacecraft launch site started Wednesday in Wenchang City, south China’s island province of Hainan. As a major project of the Hainan free trade port construction, the Hainan commercial spacecraft launch site is committed to becoming world-class, market-oriented, and further improving the launching capability of China’s commercial carrier rockets. Click here to read…

China sees over 10 mln new energy vehicles on road: Xinhuanet
July 6, 2022

By the end of June, China saw a total of 10.01 million new energy vehicles (NEVs) going on the road, according to statistics by the Ministry of Public Security. The country saw approximately 406 million motor vehicles on the road and 492 million motor vehicle drivers as of June, said the ministry. Click here to read…

China cracks down on ecological damage through environmental inspections: China Daily
July 6, 2022

China has implemented two rounds of nationwide inspections on ecological conservation and environmental protection in seven years and tackled problems in multiple fields, an official said Wednesday. Click here to read…

PLA naval activities around Japan intensify amid Tokyo provocation, ‘to become routine’: Global Times
July 6, 2022

Over the past month, the Japanese Defense Ministry has posted more than a dozen reports on Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) naval activities around the island country, as the last ship in the PLA Navy task force led by the Type 055 large destroyer Lhasa reportedly returned to the East China Sea on Tuesday, wrapping up its voyage that went round Japan almost entirely. Click here to read…

India’s frequent investigations into Chinese firms chill investment confidence: Global Times
July 6, 2022

The frequent investigations by Indian authorities into Chinese enterprises not only disrupt normal business activities and damage the goodwill, but also impede the improvement of business environment in India and chill the confidence and willingness of market entities from other countries, including those from China to invest in India, Wang Xiaojian, counsellor and spokesperson from Chinese Embassy in India, said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

COVID and bust: China’s private health system hurt by tough coronavirus controls: Reuters
July 6, 2022

On March 24, a court in the central Chinese city of Fuyang announced that a $1.5 billion hospital built just four years earlier had filed for bankruptcy because it was unable to pay its debts. For most of the last two years, the Fuyang Minsheng Hospital had been fully involved in mass coronavirus vaccination and testing programmes in the city, training almost 100 staff to perform throat swabs and setting up mobile vaccination facilities to go to schools and workplaces, at the order of city officials. Click here to read…

China studying extending tax exemption for NEVs: Reuters
July 7, 2022

China is studying the possibility of extending a tax exemption for new electric vehicles (EV) as part of a raft of efforts to spur vehicle consumption in the country, the commerce ministry said on Thursday. It also announced a series of measures to encourage trade-ins of old vehicles and support the second-hand market. Click here to read…

U.S. counterintelligence warns of China stepping up influence operations: Reuters
July 7, 2022

A U.S. counterintelligence agency on Wednesday warned state and local officials that China is intensifying influence operations aimed at manipulating them into pressing the federal government to pursue more Beijing-friendly policies. Click here to read…

COVID-19: Fresh lockdowns ordered in China: Taipei Times
July 7, 2022

Tens of millions of people were under lockdown across China yesterday and businesses in a major tourist city were forced to close as fresh COVID-19 clusters sparked fears of wider restrictions. Chinese health authorities have reported more than 300 infections in Xian, with new clusters found in Shanghai, Beijing and elsewhere. Click here to read…

Directors of FBI and Britain’s MI5 raise fresh alarms about Chinese spying in rare joint speech: South China Morning Post
July 7, 2022

Top American and British intelligence officials warned Western businesses that deal with China on Wednesday to become far more vigilant about Beijing’s relentless industrial espionage. “When you deal with a Chinese company, know you’re also dealing with the Chinese government – that is, the MSS and the PLA – too, almost like silent partners”, FBI Director Christopher Wray told business leaders in London, referring to China’s spy agency and military. Click here to read…

China robotics industry cools down as top maker of robot waiting staff slashes jobs: South China Morning Post
July 7, 2022

A major Chinese maker of robot waiting staff is cutting jobs in the company, in a sign that the country’s robotics industry is cooling down, as the prospects of profitability remain remote. Shenzhen-based Pudu Technology, which received 1 billion yuan (US$149 million) from investors including Tencent Holdings, Meituan and Sequoia Capital in a fundraising round last year, will start laying off employees, according to a leaked letter from founder and CEO Felix Zhang Tao. Click here to read…

China stresses rectifying problems in central budget execution, fiscal revenues and expenditures: Xinhuanet
July 7, 2022

An executive meeting of China’s State Council has made arrangements for the rectification of problems discovered through the audits of central budget execution and other fiscal revenues and expenditures. Click here to read…

China, Philippines vow to enhance good-neighborly friendship, deepen cooperation: Xinhuanet
July 7, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Philippine Foreign Secretary Luis Enrique Manalo agreed here on Wednesday that their countries will further enhance friendship and mutual trust, adhere to good-neighborliness and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 94 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 7, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 94 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 39 in Anhui and 32 in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Click here to read…

Govt to promote use of electronic licenses: China Daily
July 7, 2022

China will promote in an orderly manner the application of electronic licenses and certificates involving companies, as part of efforts to boost the vitality of market entities, the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Nation bracing for climate change: China Daily
July 7, 2022

China has doubled down on efforts to build up resilience to climate change with a blueprint designed to serve as a stronger response to climate-related risks, establish heightened monitoring capacities and protect vulnerable areas and sectors. Click here to read…

China urges US to stop lies-based Xinjiang bill and to fulfill promise of no support to ‘Taiwan independence’: Global Times
July 7, 2022

The US should abide by the provisions of the Three Joint Communiqués, stop hollowing out the one-China principle, stop supporting “Taiwan independence” forces, and take concrete actions to safeguard the political foundation of China-US relations, Zhao Lijian, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said on Wednesday when responding to whether the Taiwan question and Xinjiang-related issues will be discussed at the upcoming China-US foreign ministers’ meeting. Click here to read…

Financial firms eye yuan payment channel for India-Russia trade: Global Times
July 7, 2022

Some financial institutions in India plan to come up with a payment channel that enables direct settlements in Chinese yuan for India’s trade with Russia, as trade between the two countries, especially in energy goods, has jumped significantly in recent months, according to a financial sector insider on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, February 8, 2022

Chinese, Sri Lankan FMs exchange congratulations on 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties: Xinhuanet
February 7, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Monday exchanged congratulatory messages on the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic relations. Click here to read…

China’s nuclear reactor wins approval for use in Britain: Xinhuanet
February 7, 2022

China’s Hualong One, a domestically designed third-generation nuclear reactor, has been confirmed adequate for use in Britain, said the designer, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), on Monday. Click here to read…

Olympics demonstrate hydrogen applications: Quishi
February 8, 2022

The use of fleets of hydrogen-fueled vehicles during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is further demonstrating the wider application of the green energy source, and will help in the acceleration of its development, according to industry experts. Click here to read…

China’s top economic planner to launch pork stockpile campaign amid national price drop: Global Times
February 8, 2022

China’s top economic planner announced to launch a pork stockpile campaign in a bid to bolster declining national pork prices, the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said via its official WeChat account on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Hong Kong residents raid supermarket shelves as COVID surge disrupts supplies: Reuters
February 7, 2022

Hong Kong residents crowded supermarkets and neighbourhood fresh food markets on Monday to stock up on vegetables, noodles and other necessities after a record number of COVID-19 infections in the city and transport disruptions at the border with mainland China. Click here to read…

U.S. adds Chinese entities to red-flag export list, WuXi Bio shares plunge: Reuters
February 8, 2022

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday it had added 33 Chinese entities to its so-called ‘unverified list’, which requires U.S. exporters to go through more procedures before shipping goods to the entities. The department said it was taking the step as it was unable to verify the legitimacy and reliability of those entities in relation to their use of U.S. exports. The entities included listed companies, universities as well as aerospace and electronics suppliers.Click here to read…

Chinese free speech advocate takes aim at Tencent over WeChat account shutdown: South China Morning Post
February 7, 2022

A prominent academic has hit out at Chinese tech giant Tencent, accusing it of “trampling on civil rights” after his sixth WeChat account was deleted last week. Peking University law professor He Weifang, a long-standing advocate for legal reform and speech rights in China, made the protest in a handwritten letter dated February 3 and circulated online. Click here to read…

Taiwan views US approval of US$100 million Patriot missile service deal as show of support in face of Beijing: South China Morning Post
February 8, 2022

The Biden Government’s approval of a possible US$100 million deal to Taiwan to support the Patriot missile defence system reflected the United States’ stand in helping Taipei arm itself against growing military threats from Beijing, Taiwan said on Tuesday. Taiwan also hailed the approval as part of US commitments to boost the self-ruled island’s defence and security as tension in the Taiwan Strait mounted. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, December 9, 2021

China to further implement administrative penalty law: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has issued a circular calling for effective and concrete measures to implement the revised administrative penalty law. Training concerning the law for current administrative law-enforcement personnel should be completed by June, the circular required, urging wider publicity for the law. Click here to read…

China unveils 5-year plan to advance agricultural, rural modernization: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

China has released a plan to advance agricultural and rural modernization during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), Deng Xiaogang, vice minister of agricultural and rural affairs, told a press conference on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Guangdong forms China’s largest fuel cell vehicle industry cluster: Xinhuanet
December 9, 2021

South China’s Guangdong Province has attracted more than 300 hydrogen energy enterprises with the total value of its hydrogen energy industry surpassing 10 billion yuan (about 1.57 billion U.S. dollars), local authorities said Wednesday. The province is taking the lead in China’s burgeoning fuel cell-powered vehicle industry and has formed the country’s largest fuel cell vehicle industry cluster, according to data released Wednesday during the UNDP Hydrogen Industry Conference 2021 in Guangdong’s Foshan City. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists develop legless robot capable of rapid jumping, shifting directions: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

A team of Chinese researchers has developed a legless soft robot capable of rapid jumping and agile turning. The robot, measuring 6.5 cm in length and 1.1 grams in weight, can jump 7.68 times its body height and hop forward continuously at a speed of 6.01 times its body length per second. Click here to read…

Board director of China’s banknotes printer surrenders to police: Global Times
December 9, 2021

The Board Director of the China Banknote Printing and Minting (CBPM), China’s official currency printing company, surrendered to the police, an official statement said on Wednesday. Chen Yaoming, board director and member of the Party committee at the company, is suspected of serious legal and disciplinary violations, according to a statement published Wednesday on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China and the National Supervision Commission of the People’s Republic of China. Click here to read…

Chinese internet giants race to the metaverse: Global Times
December 8, 2021

Chinese internet giants scrambled to snag a spot in the metaverse, a concept that has gone viral this year. The country’s three online behemoths or “BAT” for Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, which have reaped large profits from the development of the internet over the past decades, have got a head start towards the metaverse, which is widely defined as an alternative digital reality where people work, play and socialize. Click here to read…

Courts have stepped up to foster safe environment in cyberspace: China Daily
December 9, 2021

China has continued to strengthen legal protections for netizens to create a better internet environment and ensure their information is secure. Information technology, as represented by the internet, has created a large space for people’s lives, expanded the scope of national governance and elevated the development of China’s rule of law in cyberspace to a new stage, said Yang Linping, vice-president of the Supreme People’s Court. Click here to read…

China surpasses US in frontier research: China Daily
December 9, 2021

China led the world in seven out of 11 research areas this year in terms of active frontier research, surpassing the United States for the first time, according to a report published on Wednesday. The 2021 Research Fronts report, jointly published by the Institutes of Science and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and global analytics firm Clarivate, identified 171 frontier research topics. Click here to read…

Small cliques counterproductive to 6G development: People’s Daily
December 8, 2021

With major tech power houses worldwide drawing blueprints for the development of 6G — the next-generation wireless technology, Washington has been in too much of a hurry to form a small clique of allies in a frantic attempt to exclude and suppress China. The curb on China’s hi-tech research and innovation is not a fresh story. It clearly exposed Washington’s selfish purpose — to prevent Chinese tech firms from progressing and maintain its long-standing global technological dominance. Click here to read…

Hypersonic flight: Chinese scientists create prototype with an engine design abandoned by Nasa: South China Morning Post
December 9, 2021

A research team in China has built and tested a prototype hypersonic flight engine based on a bold design by a Nasa scientist more than two decades ago.
Unlike most hypersonic aircraft with an engine at the belly, the Two Stage Vehicle (TSV) X-plane proposed by Ming Han Tang – then chief engineer of Nasa’s hypersonic programme in the late 1990s – was driven by two separate engines on the sides.
The engines could work as normal turbine jet engines at lower speed and then switch to a high-speed mode which has no moving parts as the aircraft accelerates to five times the speed of sound, or beyond. Click here to read…

Australia, Britain to join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics: Kyodo
December 8, 2021

Australia and Britain will not send government officials to next year’s Beijing Olympics, the two country’s prime ministers said Wednesday, joining the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney he decided to bar officials from attending as his government has been rebuffed in its attempts to discuss with China its alleged human rights abuses in its far-western Xinjiang region, as well as various other issues of concern. Click here to read…