Tag Archives: Chongqing

China: Daily Scan, September 22, 2022

Chinese FM proposes seven steps to implement Global Development Initiative: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired here Tuesday the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI). Wang said that as the initiator of the GDI and the largest developing country in the world, China is ready to strengthen strategic synergy with UN development agencies and work with the countries of the Group of Friends to take seven more steps to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Click here to read…

Chinese FM makes four proposals for security in Middle East: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday made four proposals for the promotion of peace and stability in the Middle East. Wang put forward the proposals when attending the opening ceremony of the second Middle East Security Forum via video. Click here to read…

China’s second-largest freshwater lake dips to record low: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

The water level of Dongting, China’s second-largest freshwater lake in central China’s Hunan Province, dropped to the lowest level ever recorded in the same period, local authorities said Wednesday. The water level at the lake’s landmark Chenglingji hydrological station receded to 19.89 meters at 8 a.m. Wednesday, 7.56 meters lower than the average for the same period in previous years, according to the provincial water resources department. Click here to read…

Xi stresses new horizons for strengthening armed forces through reform: China Military
September 21, 2022

President Xi Jinping has stressed better use of successful experience in the reform of national defense and the armed forces and striving for new horizons for strengthening the armed forces through reform.Click here to read…

Former vice-governor of Shanxi province sentenced to 14 years in prison: China Daily
September 21, 2022

Liu Xinyun, former vice-governor of Shanxi province, was sentenced to 14 years in prison after a court in Hebei province combined punishments of his corruption-related convictions on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Former deputy mayor of Chongqing sentenced to 15 years in prison: China Daily
September 21, 2022

Deng Huilin, former deputy mayor of Southwest China’s Chongqing, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes, the Intermediate People’s Court of Baoding in Hebei province announced on Wednesday. According to the trial, Deng, who was also head of the city’s public security bureau, was given a 4-million-yuan ($575,242) fine as part of the penalty. His illegal gains from bribery and the interest it generated, were recovered and turned over to the state treasury. Click here to read…

Former vice governor of Northeast China province arrested: China Daily

September 21, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Hao Chunrong, former vice governor of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, for suspected bribe-taking. The case was transferred to procuratorial authorities for prosecution following an investigation by the National Supervisory Commission, the SPP said Wednesday.Click here to read…

CPC specifies demotions, promotions rule to optimize team of officials for 2nd centennial goal: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The Organization Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee elaborated on a newly released Party regulation which requested “proper promotion and demotion of officials,” showing the Party’s determination to promote qualified and dedicated talent in the journey to realize the second centennial goal of building China into a modern socialist power, observers said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

US’ NSA infiltrates China’s telecom infrastructure in attack on leading Chinese aviation university: Global Times
September 21, 2022

During the cyberattack against the email system of Northwestern Polytechnical University in China’s Shaanxi Province – well-known for its aviation, aerospace and navigation studies – the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) was found to have constructed a “legal” channel for remote access to the core data network of some infrastructure operators so that the US’ intelligence agency could infiltrate and control the country’s infrastructure, the Global Times learned from a source on Thursday. Click here to read…

Beijing distributes emotion-sensing equipment to highway and across-province bus drivers: Global Times
September 21, 2022

A transportation company in Beijing has distributed 1,800 sets of emotion-sensing equipment to drivers to monitor their life signs and mental stress in real time in an effort to ensure driving safety. The equipment, initiated by the Beijing Public Transport, was mainly given to drivers who drive on the highways or on cross-provincial long trips. Click here to read…

China launches campaign to address problems of excessive bride price, extravagant wedding ceremonies: Global Times
September 21, 2022

Eight national departments have jointly issued a notice on Wednesday to address the prominent problems of excessive bride price and extravagant wedding ceremonies in China’s rural areas by rolling out a special work plan for a nationwide campaign. Click here to read…

PLA Air Force unveils armed reconnaissance drone unit in NW China: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has unveiled one of its armed reconnaissance drone units based in Northwest China, which plays an important role in border defense and counterterrorism, experts said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China Rare Earth Group unveils new listed company in boost for industry: Global Times
September 21, 2022

Shares of China Minmetals Rare Earth Co hit the daily upper limit on Wednesday in trading on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, after the listed company said that it plans to change the name of the listed entity to China Rare Earth Group Resources Technology Co (China Rare Earth) following a major merger. Click here to read…

Beijing to toughen punishment for Taiwan’s pro-independence forces, officials say: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

Beijing will continue to step up punishment for Taiwanese pro-independence forces, while stressing that peaceful reunification with the island is still the mainland’s top priority, officials in charge of Beijing’s Taiwan policies said on Wednesday. Forceful measures are needed to deter Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the United States from hollowing out the one-China principle, the officials said, adding that those measures would not affect the interests of other nations. Click here to read…

In one day, three former Chinese police chiefs are each jailed for more than a decade for corruption: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

Three former police chiefs, all accused of disloyalty to Chinese President Xi Jinping, were handed heavy sentences for corruption on Wednesday, just three weeks before the ruling Communist Party’s 20th national congress. Gong Daoan, former police chief of Shanghai, Deng Huilin, former police chief of Chongqing, and Liu Xinyun, former police chief of Shanxi province, were sentenced in separate courts in Hebei province. The Intermediate People’s Court of Tangshan in northern Hebei handed a life sentence to Gong, 58, former deputy mayor and director of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau (PSB), for accepting bribes totalling 73.43 million yuan (US$10.4 million) in his first trial, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Click here to read…

China makes big strides in developing whole-process people’s democracy in past 10 years: People’s Daily
September 22, 2022

In the first half of 2022, 319,000 posts left on the Message Board for Leaders, a section on the People’s Daily Online website, were replied by leaders and cadres nationwide. Over the past 10 years, a total of over 3 million posts on the section were replied. The section is a platform from which leaders and cadres hear the voices of the people, learn the difficulties faced by the people, and solicit opinions from the people. It vividly explains the value and purposes of the Chinese democracy that is “for the people” and demonstrates the unique advantages of the whole-process people’s democracy. Click here to read…

Xi calls on countries to uphold peace: People’s Daily
September 22, 2022

President Xi Jinping reiterated on Wednesday the importance of maintaining peace and security amid the volatile changes in the international landscape, and he called on countries to work together to uphold peace and pursue peaceful development. Click here to read…

China sentences former justice minister to death with two-year reprieve: Reuters
September 22, 2022

China has sentenced former Justice Minister Fu Zhenghua to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes and bending the law for selfish ends, state media said on Thursday. In July, Fu admitted accepting bribes totalling over 117 million yuan ($16.50 million). Click here to read…

What does it take to get promoted in Chinese politics? Up-and-comers offer clues: South China Morning Post
September 22, 2022

In February 2020, the Communist Party faced one of its worst crises in three decades as the deadly coronavirus, first detected in the central Chinese province of Hubei, rapidly spread across the country, and a poor initial response fuelled rare public discontent. Beijing purged party heads in Hubei and Wuhan, replacing them with former Shanghai mayor Ying Yong and Wang Zhonglin, ex-party boss of the city of Jinan in Shandong province, to tackle the outbreak. Chen Yixin, secretary general of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, was appointed deputy head of the national team overseeing the fight against the virus in Hubei under vice-premier Sun Chunlan. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 114 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 22, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 114 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 42 were in Guizhou and 41 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report on Thursday. A total of 512 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

National political advisors review regulations for CPC’s political consultation work: China Daily
September 22, 2022

The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference met on Wednesday to study the regulations on the Communist Party of China’s work regarding political consultation. Click here to read…

Three ex-police chiefs receive prison for taking bribes: China Daily
September 22, 2022

Three former police chiefs in Shanghai, Chongqing and Shanxi received their verdicts in Hebei province on Wednesday on charges of taking bribes. Gong Daoan, former vice-mayor of the Shanghai government and former director of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau, was sentenced to life imprisonment for taking bribes of about 73.4 million yuan ($10.4 million), by the Tangshan Intermediate People’s Court, Hebei province. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, August 10, 2022

China intensifies crackdown on cryptocurrency hype, speculation: Xinhuanet
August 9, 2022

China’s internet watchdog on Tuesday said it had intensified a crackdown on illegal online information that may lead to speculation and fraud involving cryptocurrency. The move since earlier this year was aimed at protecting people’s property, according to the Cyberspace Administration of China. Click here to read…

Chongqing grants first unmanned driving permits: China Daily
August 9, 2022

Chongqing’s Yongchuan district granted China’s first unmanned autonomous driving permits to five Baidu taxis on Wednesday, allowing for no human driver or safety operator to be in the vehicle on public roads for the first time. The five autonomous driving taxis, also known as robotaxis, are operated by Baidu’s autonomous driving arm Apollo Run. Click here to read…

Media role to boost BRI cooperation highlighted at Xi’an forum against hegemonic voices: Global Times
August 9, 2022

As the world is facing mounting uncertainty and instability, 120 media representatives from more than 40 countries and international organizations attended the semi-virtual 2022 Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road on Tuesday in Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, to discuss media’s role in enhancing cooperation and development through the vehicle of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to battle hegemony and confrontational mind-setClick here to read…

India’s reported plan to ban certain Chinese smartphones ‘politically charged’: Global Times
August 9, 2022

China’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged the Indian government to provide a fair and nondiscriminatory environment for Chinese firms, after reports of India mulling a ban on Chinese smartphone makers’ sale of cheaper devices in India, a move Chinese experts say is politically charged and against market rulesClick here to read…

Websites close 12,000 accounts encouraging illicit virtual currency trading amid crackdown: Global Times
August 09, 2022

Social media platforms such as Weibo and Baidu have closed some 12,000 accounts encouraging users to invest in illegal virtual currency trading this year under the guidance of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the regulator said on its WeChat account on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China watchdog investigates three more execs linked to chip-focused Big Fund: Reuters
August 9, 2022

China’s corruption watchdog said on Tuesday regulators were investigating three former and current executives linked to a firm that manages the country’s largest state-backed chip investment fund, widening a probe that has rattled the sector. Click here to read…

China orders audit of $3 trillion trust industry: Reuters
August 9, 2022

China’s top auditor is conducting a review of the $3 trillion trust industry, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. China’s trust industry has been a key part of the country’s shadow banking business, which helps channel deposits into risky investments via products often designed to dodge capital or investment regulations. Click here to read…

Biden signs $52.7 bil. bill for chip production to counter China: Kyodo
August 10, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law a bill that invests $52.7 billion in semiconductor production and development in a bid to secure a technological edge amid intensifying competition with China. The enactment of the law, which includes $39 billion in manufacturing incentives, also comes as the United States is accelerating cooperation with Japan, a key security ally, to build resilient semiconductor supply chains that rely less on potential adversaries. Click here to read…

China releases white paper on Taiwan question, reunification in new era: People’s Daily
August 10, 2022

The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published a white paper titled “The Taiwan Question and China’s Reunification in the New Era” on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese and Taiwan navy ships stay close to Strait median line: Reuters
August 10, 2022

About 20 Chinese navy and Taiwan navy ships continued to stay close to the median line of the Taiwan Strait as of Wednesday morning, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. Several Chinese navy ships continued to conduct missions off Taiwan’s eastern coast as of Wednesday morning, the source said. Click here to read…

Full Text: The Taiwan Question and China’s Reunification in the New Era: Global Times
August 10, 2022

The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published a white paper titled “The Taiwan Question and China’s Reunification in the New Era” on Wednesday. The following is the full text of the white paper: Click here to read…

China, ROK agree to jointly maintain stability of production, supply chain: Xinhuanet
August 10, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday met with Park Jin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (ROK), in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, and the two sides agreed to jointly maintain the stability of production and supply chain. Click here to read…

Tibet’s Lhasa launches city-wide COVID-19 testing: Xinhuanet
August 10, 2022

Lhasa, the capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, launched city-wide nucleic acid testing on Monday night after the city reported 18 positive COVID-19 tests. According to the analysis on the positive tests and the virus gene sequencing results, the current outbreak was caused by the Omicron subvariant BA.2.76. Click here to read…

China strengthens monitoring production, storage of drugs in shortage: Xinhuanet
August 10, 2022

Relevant authorities in China have demanded efforts to enhance the monitoring of production and storage of medicines that are in short supply and medicines that have been selected for centralized procurement. Click here to read…

China has world’s second largest number of nuclear power units: China Daily
August 10, 2022

China has the second largest number of nuclear power units in operation or under construction in the world, Tang Bo, an official with the National Nuclear Safety Administration, said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 10, 2022

Chairman of Tibet regional government elected: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Yan Jinhai was elected chairman of the people’s government of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region at a session of the regional legislature on Friday. Click here to read…

Vice chairman of Tibet regional government under probe: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Zhang Yongze, vice chairman of the people’s government of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has been put under disciplinary and supervisory investigation by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of disciplines and laws. Click here to read…

China, Sri Lanka promise to boost ties, carrying forward spirit of Rubber-Rice Pact: Xinhuanet
January 10, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Sri Lankan leaders pledged here on Sunday to further develop bilateral relations, carrying forward the spirit of the Rubber-Rice Pact. Wang, during his visit, met with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris, and attended a ceremony to launch a series of events marking the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka, and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Rubber-Rice Pact. Click here to read…

China, Maldives pledge cooperation on Belt & Road, post-pandemic recovery: Xinhuanet
January 9, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid here on Saturday, with both sides pledging to jointly build the Belt and Road and focus on post-pandemic recovery. Wang said that looking back at the past 50 years since China and the Maldives established diplomatic relations, one can see that the two countries have always been mutually respectful, treating each other equally and sincerely, and firmly supporting each other on issues of core interests. Click here to read…

China’s first PPP high-speed railway put into operation: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

China’s first high-speed railway controlled by private capital was put into operation on Saturday in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Two trains departed from Taizhou Station and Shengzhou Xinchang Station, marking the official opening of the Hangzhou-Shaoxing-Taizhou intercity railway. It is among China’s first group of high-speed railway projects funded by a public-private partnership (PPP), with the private sector having a holding status. Click here to read…

China sees growth in loans to small businesses: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

China issued more inclusive loans to small and micro firms by the end of November in 2021, official data showed. The outstanding inclusive loans to small and micro businesses totaled 18.7 trillion yuan (about 2.94 trillion U.S. dollars) at the end of November, up 24.1 percent year on year, according to the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. Click here to read…

Chairman of China Life Insurance under probe: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Wang Bin, Party chief and chairman of China Life Insurance (Group) Company, has been put under disciplinary and supervisory investigation by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of disciplines and laws. Wang is being investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission. Click here to read…

16 dead in canteen collapse in China’s Chongqing: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Sixteen people were killed and 10 injured, one critically, after a blast rocked a canteen of a subdistrict office in Wulong District, southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality at noon Friday. The accident took place at 12:10 p.m. as suspected gas leakage triggered the explosion and caused the collapse, trapping 26 people inside. Click here to read…

China’s economic outlook: What to watch in 2022: Quishi
January 10, 2022

For China, the year 2021 has been a milestone and a fresh start. Upon completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects, the world’s second-largest economy embarked on a new journey to build itself into a modern socialist country.It has also been a bumpy ride. Faced with unexpected challenges and uncertainties, the country secured a stable recovery and progressed in high-quality development. Click here to read…

China could provide assistance, support to help Kazakhstan restore order, develop economy: Global Times
January 8, 2022

China can offer support in the fields of economic cooperation and assistance, as well as counter-terrorism, to help neighboring Kazakhstan restore stability and realize effective reforms and long-term economic development, according to Chinese analysts, as Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the government thanked Russia and China, as well as other leaders worldwide and heads of international organizations for support offered to the country amid domestic unrest. Click here to read…

Huawei raises 4b yuan through 3-year notes in another self-rescue effort: Global Times
January 9, 2022

Chinese telecom giant Huawei is taking actions ranging from issuing debts to a management overhaul, as the company continues to cope with lingering challenges such as the US’ crackdown and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka’s president asks China to restructure debt repayments: Reuters
January 9, 2022

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked China to help restructure debt repayments as part of efforts to help the South Asian country weather a worsening financial crisis, his office said in a statement on Sunday. Rajapaksa made the request during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Colombo on Sunday. Click here to read…

China targets 2023-2025 for recovery in international air travel: Reuters
January 7, 2022

China will focus on expanding domestic flights and restoring international air travel in 2023-2025, the country’s aviation regulator said on Friday, as it issued a new five-year development plan for a sector heavily battered by COVID. Click here to read…

China appoints former paramilitary chief as new Hong Kong garrison commander:Reuters
January 10, 2022

China has appointed a former paramilitary chief, Peng Jingtang, as the new commander of the People Liberation Army’s (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong, state broadcaster CCTV reported late on Sunday citing the PLA’s spokesman. Click here to read…

Beijing authorities warn residents not to try to help Olympic vehicles if they are involved in a road accident because of strict Covid controls: South China Morning Post
January 10, 2022

The Beijing city authorities have told residents to avoid all contact with Olympic vehicles, not even trying to help after a road accident, as the Chinese capital tightened its Covid-19 rules ahead of next month’s Winter Games. The city’s traffic management bureau said on Sunday that residents who are involved in an accident with one of the vehicles ferrying athletes, coaches and officials should not ask drivers and passengers to get out but wait for “professionals” to arrive on the scene. Click here to read…

The powerful Chinese megawatt laser ‘small enough for a satellite’: South China Morning Post
January 7, 2022

A Chinese team said it had developed a small but powerful laser device that could be used on a satellite, but would only be deployed for non-destructive purposes. The device could be used in a wide range of applications, including identifying a target, tracking, imaging and high-speed communication, said project lead scientist Liu Chong, of the college of optical science and engineering at Zhejiang University, in a paper published in the domestic peer-reviewed journal Aerospace Shanghai last month. Click here to read…