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China: Daily Scan, March 11, 2022

Panchen Lama encourages Tibetan Buddhism followers to serve society, motherland: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022

Monks, nuns and followers of Tibetan Buddhism should turn their religious belief into the driving force for building their hometowns, serving the society and the country, the 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, said during the annual “two sessions” held in Beijing. Click here to read more…

Documents to be put to vote at China’s annual legislative session: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022

The presidium for the fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s national legislature, has decided to put a raft of documents to vote at the session’s closing meeting on Friday. Li Zhanshu, an executive chairman of the presidium, presided over the third and fourth meetings of the presidium held Thursday. Click here to read more…

Growth target of around 5.5 pct to generate output equivalent to medium economy, says Chinese premier: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

A 5.5-percent increase on the basis of over 110-trillion-yuan (about 17.4 trillion U.S. dollars) GDP in China today would generate the same amount of output equivalent to the size of a medium economy, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday. Click here to read more…

Chinese FM exchanges views on Ukraine issue with French, Italian counterparts: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine respectively with his French and Italian counterparts via video link. When meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Wang said the major consensus reached by Chinese, French and German leaders during a virtual summit held on Tuesday should be well implemented. Click here to read more…

Chinese PLA cooperates with militaries of over 50 countries in COVID-19 fight: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has played an active role in the global fight against COVID-19 while fully supporting domestic epidemic containment, a military spokesperson said Wednesday. Click here to read more…

China to step up rural highway construction: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022

China will promote rural highway construction and further improve the country’s rural highway network this year, according to the Ministry of Transport. Last year, the country’s total investment in rural highways reached about 410 billion yuan (about 65 billion U.S. dollars). More than 160,000 kilometers of rural roads were reconstructed, data from the ministry showed. Click here to read more…

China boosts funding to address weak links in social welfare: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022

China has provided 3 billion yuan (about 475.4 million U.S. dollars) from the central government budget to shore up weak links in social welfare and ensure people’s well-being, the country’s top economic planner said Thursday. Click here to read more…

Digital platform improves legislators’ work efficiency: China Daily
March 11, 2022

A digital platform has been launched to facilitate the work of national legislators by moving the processing of motions online. The platform was officially put into operation on Saturday, when the fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress kicked off. Click here to read more…

University Party secretary deposed after COVID-19 campus outbreak, sparks heated discussion: Global Times
March 10, 2022

The secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) committee at a university was sacked on Thursday after an outbreak of COVID-19 was detected in the campus. This has shocked Chinese social media and aroused a heated discussion. Click here to read more…

17 officials from E China’s city punished for severe loopholes in daily epidemic prevention: Global Times
March 11, 2022

A total of 17 officials from the pandemic-hit Laixi, a city in East China’s Shandong Province, were punished on Thursday for severe loopholes in daily epidemic prevention tasks, especially their low alert and negligent attitude against COVID-19 in populated places like schools. Both the secretary of the city’s Communist Party of China committee, Zhou Ke, and the mayor of Laixi, Liu Ying, were severely warned by the Party disciplinary body. Click here to read more…

China’s ‘reasonable, appropriate’ defense budget boost contributes to natl security, world peace: military delegation deputy: Global Times
March 10, 2022

China’s defense expenditure has kept a reasonable, appropriate increase, and will contribute to safeguarding national security and world peace, a Chinese legislator from military delegation told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Thursday. Click here to read more…

China to take counter measures if US moves to sanction Chinese firms, individuals: Global Times
March 10, 2022

China will firmly respond with counter measures if the US moves to implement sanctions on Chinese companies or individuals under the pretext of the Russia-Ukraine military conflict, which some US government officials have threatened, China’s Foreign Ministry said. Click here to read more…

Chip proposals flourish at two sessions as China aims for technology self-sufficiency: Global Times
March 10, 2022

Integrated circuit (IC)-themed proposals and motions have been all the rage during the “two sessions”, as eagerness grows over China’s push for semiconductors self-sufficiency amid the US-led tech decoupling. Click here to read more…

China ranks first in world in terms of outstanding green loans: Quishi
March 11, 2022

China’s outstanding green loans in yuan and foreign currencies hit 15.9 trillion yuan (about $2.5 trillion) by the end of 2021, the largest in the world and jumping 33 percent from the previous year, according to the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). The country issued 600 billion yuan worth of green bonds domestically last year, up 180 percent year on year, with outstanding green bonds reaching 1.1 trillion yuan. Click here to read more…

China may warm to Japan to tackle economic slump, but faces hurdles: Kyodov

March 11, 2022

China may try to cozy up to Japan in the short run to curb a possible economic downturn, as President Xi Jinping has been keen to secure a controversial third term as leader at the ruling Communist Party’s twice-a-decade congress in fall. But Tokyo is unlikely to take a softer approach toward Beijing, with the two Asian powers recently at odds over China’s security challenges to Taiwan, its temporary detention of a Japanese diplomat and its unwillingness to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Matchmakers a turn-off, Chinese Web users say: Reuters
March 11, 2022

Proposals for matchmaking committees within unions and a drive to encourage more graduate students to have babies triggered a frosty reception on social media, as officials brainstormed ways to raise China’s plunging birthrate. Click here to read more…

China censors online Ukraine debate, bars calls for peace: Reuters
March 11, 2022

China’s censors, who quietly determine what can be discussed on the country’s buzzing social media platforms, are silencing views of citizens protesting against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the days after Russia’s Feb. 24 attack, comments on Chinese social media platforms Weibo, WeChat and Douyin broadly backed Russia and President Vladimir Putin. Many posts challenging that, or even advocating peace, quickly disappeared from view. Click here to read more…

TikTok nears Oracle deal in bid to allay U.S. data concerns-sources: Reuters
March 11, 2022

TikTok is nearing a deal for Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) to store its U.S. users’ information without its Chinese parent ByteDance having access to it, hoping to address U.S. regulatory concerns over data integrity on the popular short video app, people familiar with the matter said. Click here to read more…

China’s disciplinary enforcers shift focus from corruption to poor performance: South China Morning Post
March 9, 2022

China’s President Xi Jinping is increasingly using the Communist Party’s disciplinary mechanisms, best known for tackling corruption, to punish poor performance, a study has found. It said the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) had shifted from being a “fear-inducing machine” primarily focused on corruption to becoming a “behaviour modification machine”. Click here to read more…

Familiar barriers put China’s women scientists a long way from the top: South China Morning Post
March 11, 2022

The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is “Break the Bias”, which asks us to imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. In the second of a series of stories about gender equality in China, Holly Chik looks at why there are so few women in China’s top science institutes, and recent measures meant to bridge the gender gap.
By most measures Zhong Xuefeng is a success story. After completing a PhD overseas, she is now a professor at China’s Anhui Medical University. But the price she paid for that success has left her guilt ridden. Click here to read more…

China: Daily Scan, January 27, 2022

Chinese vice premier stresses need to advance coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region: Xinhuanet
January 25, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Tuesday called for new progress in the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region by emphasizing major areas and key sections. Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while presiding over a meeting of a leading group for the coordinated development of the region. Click here to read…

Former senior official of Zhejiang expelled from CPC, office: Xinhuanet
January 26, 2022

Zhou Jiangyong, a former senior official in east China’s Zhejiang Province, 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 Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses prioritizing stability in economic development: Xinhuanet
January 25, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed prioritizing stability in economic development as the Chinese economy continues to face downward pressure and complex domestic and international environments. Click here to read…

Remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Virtual Summit to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between China and Central Asian Countries: Xinhuanet
January 25, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired a summit held on Tuesday via video link to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and five Central Asian countries, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and delivered an important speech.

Following is the full text of the speech:

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Chinese envoy calls for more humanitarian, economic assistance to Afghanistan: Xinhuanet
January 27, 2022

China’s permanent representative to the United Nations on Wednesday calls for more humanitarian and economic assistance to Afghanistan. “China calls for a stronger sense of urgency from the international community and more humanitarian and economic assistance to Afghanistan, so as to bring warmth and hope to the Afghan people,” Zhang Jun told a Security Council meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. Click here to read…

Senior Heilongjiang provincial legislator under investigation: Xinhuanet
January 26, 2022

Song Xibin, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Heilongjiang Provincial People’s Congress, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of Party disciplines and laws. Song is under investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Former Hebei provincial legislator under investigation: Xinhuanet
January 26, 2022

Xie Jilai, a former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Hebei Provincial People’s Congress, is being investigated for suspected serious violations of Party discipline and law, according to the country’s top anti-graft body on Wednesday. Xie is under investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission. Click here to read…

China publishes five-year plan for construction industry: Quishi
January 27, 2022

China unveiled a development plan on Tuesday for its construction industry over the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) to push the pillar sector of the country’s economy onto a greener, smarter and safer path. The industry will maintain a 6-percent share of the country’s GDP into 2025, according to the document from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. Click here to read…

China, Saudi Arabia vow to boost military cooperation: China Military
January 26, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe held talks via video link with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman on January 26, 2022.
Under the strategic guidance of the heads of state of the two countries, China and Saudi Arabia have been deepening their political mutual trust and expanding cooperation in various fields, and the two countries are good friends and partners that trust each other, share mutual benefits, and develop together, Wei said. Click here to read…

China’s spending on R&D reaches new high in 2021: China Daily
January 26, 2022

China’s spending on research and development (R&D) hit a new high of 2.44 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021, up 0.03 percentage points from the previous year, official data showed Wednesday.Click here to read…

Senior banking official removed over corruption: China Daily
January 26, 2022

He Xingxiang, former vice president of the China Development Bank, has been expelled from the Party and dismissed from his post, the country’s top anti-graft watchdogs said on Wednesday. A statement issued by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission said He was punished for serious violations of discipline and law. Click here to read…

Top TV regulator asks anchors, TV hosts to raise political awareness, clean ‘friend circle’: Global Times
January 26, 2022

China’s top television regulator on Wednesday released an opinion piece asking news organizations and lower-level television bureaus to enhance management of anchors’ and TV hosts’ professional and social activities. The opinion, released by the National Radio and Television Administration on its website, stated that anchors and TV hosts should have firm political stance, high morality, rich knowledge, professional skills and be dedicated to work. Click here to read…

China’s Xi says country’s low carbon push must guarantee energy, food security: Reuters
January 26, 2022

China’s ambitious low-carbon goals should not come at the expense of energy and food security or the “normal life” of ordinary people, President Xi Jinping said, signalling a more cautious approach to climate change as the economy slows. Click here to read…

China has right to impose tariffs on US$645 million of US products, says WTO: South China Morning Post
January 27, 2022

The World Trade Organization (WTO) authorised China on Wednesday to impose US$645 million of compensatory tariffs against the United States in a ruling likely to receive a cool reception in Washington. China went to the WTO in 2012 to challenge anti-subsidy tariffs the United States imposed between 2008 and 2012, mainly during the term of US President Barack Obama, on 22 Chinese products ranging from solar panels to steel wire. Click here to read…

China, Russia take another step closer, agreeing to strengthen coordination on Asian affairs: South China Morning Post
January 26, 2022

Senior Chinese and Russian diplomats have agreed to step up coordination on Asian affairs, the latest sign the neighbouring countries are moving closer amid growing pressure from the West. The agreement was reached on Tuesday during a virtual meeting between Liu Jinsong, head of the Asian affairs unit at China’s foreign ministry, and Ovchinnikov Alexey Mikhailovich, who heads the Russian foreign ministry’s Asia-Pacific department. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 19, 2022

Xi stresses further promoting full, strict Party governance: Xinhunaet

January 18, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday stressed rigorous and unswerving efforts in further promoting full and strict Party governance. Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while addressing the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline InspectionClick here to read…

Xi stresses full, strict Party governance, vows zero tolerance on corruption: Xinhunaet
January 18, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday stressed rigorous and unswerving efforts in further promoting full and strict Party governance. Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, vowed to maintain a zero-tolerance stance on corruption while addressing the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). Click here to read…

China pledges to further support employment of people emerging from poverty: Xinhuanet
January 18, 2022

In an effort to consolidate its poverty elimination achievements, China will strive to ensure that at least 30 million people who have been lifted out of poverty are employed this year, a senior official said on Tuesday. In 2021, some 31.45 million people lifted out of poverty found jobs, Liu Huanxin, deputy chief of the Office of the Central Rural Work Leading Group and head of the National Rural Revitalization Administration, told a video conference. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to compensate victims of secret experiments: Xinhuanet
January 18, 2022

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Tuesday urged the United States to offer apologies and compensation to victims of secret experiments. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a daily press briefing when asked to comment on a Danish Radio documentary which exposed the secret human body experiments practiced on 311 Danish children in the 1960s, allegedly funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Click here to read…

China unveils plan to improve transportation networks by 2025: Xinhuanet
January 18, 2022

China has unveiled a plan outlining major targets for transportation network development in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). High-speed railways will stretch to a total length of 50,000 kilometers in 2025, up from 38,000 kilometers in 2020, and 250-km ones are expected to cover 95 percent of cities with populations above 500,000, per the document released by the State Council. Click here to read…

China’s ex-senior provincial political advisor prosecuted: Xinhuanet
January 18, 2022

A public prosecution has been initiated against Xiao Yi, a former senior political advisor in east China’s Jiangxi Province, over suspected bribe-taking and abuse of power. The Hangzhou Municipal People’s Procuratorate in Zhejiang Province recently filed a lawsuit with the Intermediate People’s Court of Hangzhou, an official statement said Tuesday. Click here to read…

Former official feels ‘liberated’ behind bars: China Daily
January 19, 2022

One-time Beijing vice-mayor yielded to enticement of corruption and bribery. To fulfill a dream, Chen Gang, a former member of the Leading Party Members Group of the China Association for Science and Technology, asked real estate developers to build a private garden for him in Huairou, Beijing, from 2002 to 2014. Click here to read…

PLA Xinjiang Military Command gets new air defense missiles, artillery, rocket launch systems: Global Times
January 18, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command recently commissioned a large batch of advanced air defense missiles, artillery and multiple rocket launch systems, which analysts said on Tuesday are expected to enhance the troops’ emergency response capabilities under complicated situations. Click here to read…

China, Russia, Iran to hold joint maritime exercise: Global Times
January 19, 2022

China, Russia and Iran will hold a maritime joint exercise, media reported on Tuesday, citing the Russian navy’s Pacific Fleet, without releasing a specific time for the drill. It is not the first time for the three countries to hold similar joint exercises. In 2019, the Chinese Navy, together with its Russian and Iranian counterparts, conducted a four-day military drill on the Gulf of Oman to deepen cooperation between the navies of the three countries. The drill also conveys a goodwill gesture and exhibits China’s ability to maintain world peace and maritime security, according to Chinese military officials. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 17, 2021

Xi identifies priority areas of China-U.S. relationship: Xinhuanet
November 16, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has identified four priority areas where China and the United States should focus their efforts on. China and the United States ought to shoulder responsibilities of major countries and lead global response to outstanding challenges, Xi said at a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China’s 5G network to cover most villages by 2025: Xinhuanet
November 16, 2021

China’s 5G network will cover all cities and towns, as well as most villages, by 2025, said a development plan on digital infrastructure. The number of 5G base stations per 10,000 people will reach 26 by 2025, said the plan issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Click here to read…

State councilor stresses level playing field in market: Xinhuanet
November 16, 2021

State Councilor Wang Yong on Tuesday underscored efforts to ensure a level playing field in the Chinese market and called for global antitrust cooperation. Wang made the remarks while addressing the VII BRICS International Competition Conference in Beijing. Click here to read…

Wuhan hosts overseas Chinese conference to draw talent, investment: Xinhuanet
November 17, 2021

The 2021 Conference on Overseas Chinese Pioneering and Developing in China opened Tuesday in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province, attracting more than 500 guests from home and abroad. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ding Zhongli, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, acknowledged the contributions of overseas Chinese in China’s process of revolution, construction and reform. Click here to read…

Full Text: Xi’s explanation of resolution on major achievements and historical experience of CPC over past century: China Military
November 16, 2021

Explanation of the Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century

Xi Jinping

On behalf of the Political Bureau of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), I will now brief you on the Resolution of the CPC Central Committee on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century and related issues. Click here to read…

Full Text: Resolution of the CPC Central Committee on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century: People’s Daily
November 17, 2021

The sixth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has adopted the Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century. Click here to read…

Cyberspace watchdog continues cleaning up internet: China Daily
November 16, 2021

China’s cyberspace watchdog has strengthened the governance of the internet, with over 400,000 pieces of harmful information removed since June, the authority said on Tuesday. They have also punished over 20,000 social media accounts and 6,500 chat group leaders over the violation of relative regulations, according to the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, which launched a rectification campaign to create a cleaner internet environment in June. Click here to read…

China-Russia Consortium space weather center established in Beijing to enhance intl influence: Global Times
November 17, 2021

The China-Russia Consortium (CRC) space weather center was established in Beijing on Tuesday, a move to accelerate the development of meteorological services for international civil aviation and enhance China’s international influence in the sector, according to the China Meteorological Administration (CMA). Click here to read…

Drones cut task time by a third for Xinjiang border missions: Global Times
November 16, 2021

Drones are helping border soldiers in Tacheng Prefecture, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to conduct missions more effectively as they can shorten the task time by a third, China Central Television (CCTV) reported. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Tacheng sub-command recently conducted an exercise where they used drones to track “terrorists” who had escaped to the dead zone of monitors and hide in trees and snow. Click here to read…

Chinese news groups warned of penalties for internet information violations: South China Morning Post
November 17, 2021

News organisations could be pulled from China’s new “white list” of approved internet news providers if they violate “information security”, a senior Chinese internet regulator said on Tuesday. “For those who are already on the list of approved sources, if there are violations of laws or regulations, or information security ‘accidents’, internet regulators will suspend their qualifications,” Xie Dengke, head of content at the Cyberspace Administration of China, said in Beijing. Click here to read…

China condemns ‘money worship’, corruption of reform era in key document: Reuters
November 16, 2021

China’s ruling Communist Party slammed the “money worship”, “extreme individualism” and corruption that emerged in the four decades since the country opened up, calling for stronger party leadership and moral discipline in a key resolution released on Tuesday. The document strengthens President Xi Jinping’s dominance of the party ahead of what is likely to be a precedent-breaking third term to begin next year, while enshrining his vision of China’s historical trajectory. Click here to read…