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China: Daily Scan, September 29, 2022

Chinese envoy calls for engagement with Afghan Taliban: Xinhuanet
September 28, 2022

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called on the international community to engage with Afghanistan’s Taliban. “The international community should remain engaged with the Afghan interim government in a pragmatic manner, carry out positive interactions, provide patient guidance, enhance mutual understanding and trust, and help the Afghan interim government build inclusive and moderate governance,” said Geng Shuang, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations. Click here to read…

China to pilot inclusive finance reform in three cities: Xinhuanet
September 28, 2022

China will carry out pilot inclusive finance reform in three cities, the country’s central bank said Wednesday. Trials will be conducted in Tongchuan, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, Lishui in east China’s Zhejiang Province, and Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, according to the plans released by the People’s Bank of China and seven relevant authorities. Click here to read…l

Chinese students in US see first decline in 10 years: Global Times
September 28, 2022

Chinese students may choose to study in European and Asian countries instead of the US or Australia in the future due to geopolitical factors, said a report released by a Chinese think tank on Wednesday, which also noted that the number of overseas Chinese students coming back to China after graduation will witness a continuous increase. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping visits exhibition themed “Forging Ahead in the New Era,” stresses vigorousness, resoluteness and solidarity in striving for new success of socialism with Chinese characteristics: People’s Daily
September 28, 2022

As the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is drawing near, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, president of the People’s Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited an exhibition themed “Forging Ahead in the New Era” at Beijing Exhibition Center on September 27. Xi stressed, since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the CPC Central Committee has united and led the whole Party and the people of all ethnic groups in solving many tough problems that were long on the agenda but remained unsolved, accomplishing many things of vital importance and long-term significance, and withstanding the test brought about by risks and challenges from political, economic, ideological, and natural domains. Click here to read…

China’s c.bank launches $28 bln loan facility to support equipment upgrades: Reuters
September 28, 2022

China’s central bank said on Wednesday it has set up a relending facility worth more than 200 billion yuan ($27.59 billion) to help manufacturers and other companies upgrade their equipment, as part of a push to revive flagging demand. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement that it will provide low-cost funds to financial institutions and guide them to lend to firms to support such upgrades. Click here to read…

China property shares, bonds slump as CIFI default report adds to sector woes: Reuters
September 28, 2022

Investors dumped shares and bonds of Chinese property developers on Wednesday, after a media report that CIFI Holdings (Group) Co had defaulted added to worries over the crisis-stricken real estate sector. Click here to read…

New U.S. strategy to enhance Pacific ties amid China’s rise in region: Kyodo
September 28, 2022

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden vowed Wednesday to strengthen ties with Pacific island nations through an enhanced diplomatic presence and climate crisis support as part of its first strategy specifically focused on the region. The move comes as the U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit is set to be held in Washington for two days from Wednesday, in another effort by the Biden administration to step up regional engagement in the face of China’s expanding influence. Click here to read…

Former top graft-buster at Chinese spy agency to face court on bribery charges: South China Morning Post
September 28, 2022

A former anti-corruption chief at China’s spy agency, the Ministry of State Security, was indicted for bribery on Wednesday, the top prosecutor’s office said. The National Supervisory Commission has finished its investigation of Liu Yanping, 67, according to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) statement. Liu, who was detained in March, was a committee director under the ministry’s branch of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). Click here to read…

China tests central bank digital currency use to settle trades via ‘bridge’ with partners including Hong Kong, Thailand and UAE: South China Morning Post
September 29, 2022

China has completed a 40-day trial using central bank digital currencies to settle trades with Hong Kong, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates via a special “bridge” arrangement, according to a brief report published by the Financial News, the mouthpiece of the Chinese central bank. Click here to read…

Financial distress of local governments raises debt-default risks, weighs on average Chinese: South China Morning Post
September 29, 2022

Growing financial distress in regions across China is raising the risk of local governments defaulting on their bonds, as the nation presses on with its costly zero-Covid strategy. The weakening of local government finances has been of growing concern in recent weeks, triggering questions about whether local Chinese authorities will need to cut back on spending in public services, and about the overall rising costs of keeping nationwide coronavirus-curbing measures in place. Click here to read…

Former Jiangsu senior Party official indicted for bribery: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

Zhang Jinghua, former deputy secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has been indicted on charges of taking bribes. The National Commission of Supervision had concluded its probe into Zhang’s case. Upon the designation of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the Wuhan Municipal People’s Procuratorate in central China’s Hubei Province reviewed the case and initiated a public prosecution against Zhang at the Intermediate People’s Court of Wuhan. Click here to read…

Chinese premier urges policy implementation to boost economic recovery: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called for solid efforts to carry out the country’s policies aimed at stabilizing economic recovery. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a meeting on government work regarding economic stabilization for the fourth quarter of this year. Click here to read…

China blasts U.S. for cyber attacks on Chinese university: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Wednesday said evidence proved that the United States is the greatest threat to global cyber security, calling for joint effort against U.S. infringement on cyber sovereignty and international rules. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 106 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 106 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 38 were in Guizhou, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Altogether 526 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

China, Arab countries hold webinar on military higher learning cooperation: China Military
September 29, 2022

The China-Arab States seminar on military higher learning institutions was held via video link at the National Defense University (NDU) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday evening. The theme of the seminar is “Strengthening higher military education cooperation and promoting the construction of a China-Arab community with a shared future”. Leaders of military higher learning institutions from 16 Arab countries attended the event. Click here to read…

China probes ‘problematic maps’ that endanger national security: Global Times
September 29, 2022

China’s natural resources and national security departments have carried out joint law enforcement operations against relevant enterprises and organizations that use “problematic maps” overseas, China Central Television reported on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China signals no let-up in its aggressive diplomacy: Reuters
September 29, 2022

China signalled on Thursday no let-up in its combative approach to foreign policy in a third term for Xi Jinping as leader despite criticism from many Western diplomats that the so-called Wolf Warrior stance has been counterproductive. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 28, 2022

Xi stresses forging ahead toward new victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics: Xinhuanet
September 27, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed concerted efforts to forge ahead determinedly toward a new victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when visiting an exhibition on the great achievements of the Party and the country over the past decade.
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China to further promote intelligent manufacturing: Xinhuanet
September 27, 2022

China has released a plan to ramp up support for the creation of sound scenarios and the building of demonstration factories in the sector of intelligent manufacturing in 2022.Click here to read…

China’s large amphibious aircraft gains major progress: Xinhuanet
September 27, 2022

China’s independently-developed AG600 large amphibious aircraft has gained significant progress by completing critical flight tests and getting the first batch of purchase agreements, the developer announced on Tuesday. The AG600M aircraft, a full-configuration firefighting model belonging to the AG600 aircraft family, successfully conducted pivotal tests Tuesday morning, including scooping and dropping water, said the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country’s leading plane-maker. Click here to read…

China achieves initial success in new infrastructure construction: Qiushi
September 27, 2022

China has achieved initial success in new infrastructure construction, which has greatly facilitated the country’s social and economic development over the past decade, officials said Monday. Click here to read…

US hacked sensitive China telecom networks: China Daily
September 27, 2022

The United States National Security Agency gained access to China’s telecommunications networks and made inquiries about a number of people with sensitive backgrounds, leading to some of their information being leaked, according to an investigation report on a cyberattack at a prominent Chinese public research university. Click here to read…

Database to help Chinese courts better settle international disputes: China Daily
September 27, 2022

A law database regarding the Belt and Road Initiative is expected to be established to help Chinese courts better resolve international commercial disputes, an official from China’s top court released on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Full text of foreword by Xi Jinping to the Revitalization Library: Global Times
September 27, 2022

The following is the full text of the foreword written by Xi Jinping, titled “Forging Ahead on the Journey to National Rejuvenation,” to the Revitalization Library:

Forging Ahead on the Journey to National Rejuvenation-Foreword to the Revitalization LibraryClick here to read…

Nine people arrested in Beijing for organizing carpooling in COVID-19 risk areas; testing lab fined for not following govt guided price: Global Times
September 27, 2022

Beijing police have investigated and punished illegal and criminal acts in which passengers were sought via online social media platforms for the purpose of providing carpooling into Beijing for people who are from COVID-19 risk areas, and nine suspects have been arrested, according to an announcement on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Never-seen-before equipment’ from PLA to appear at Airshow China 2022: Global Times
September 27, 2022

The 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, or Airshow China 2022, will kick off on November 8 in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province, with various active service aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, represented by the 20 series, making their debuts at the show. Click here to read…

China-proposed Global Development Initiative paves fast lane for global cooperation, development: People’s Daily
September 28, 2022

Global development was a topic receiving high attention at the general debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly that concluded at the UN headquarters in New York on Sept. 26. According to a recent report by the UN Development Program, over 90 percent of countries endured a decline on the Human Development Index in 2020 or 2021, while over 40 percent declined in both years. Human development has fallen back to 2016 levels globally.Click here to read…

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms: Reuters
September 28, 2022

Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content ahead of the midterm elections in November. Click here to read…

China ships enter Japan waters near Senkakus, day before key anniv: Kyodo
September 28, 2022

Three Chinese coast guard vessels entered Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands on Wednesday, a day before the 50th anniversary of the normalization of the countries’ diplomatic ties. Click here to read…

China’s offshore yuan slides to lowest level since 2011, despite fresh steps to bolster the currency: South China Morning Post
September 28, 2022

China’s yuan tumbled against a rising US dollar in early deals on Wednesday, with its offshore trades dropping to a record low, pressured by expectations for more Federal Reserve rate hikes. China’s offshore yuan fell as far as 7.2349, the lowest level since such data became available in 2011. It traded at 7.2286 per dollar as of 0241 GMT. Click here to read…

China’s debt leniency claim for developing nation ‘restructurings’ undercut by transparency issues: South China Morning Post
September 27, 2022

China’s claim that it outranks the world’s other major economies by the amount of debt it has deferred collecting from developing countries is hard to prove, economists said, due to a lack of hard data. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Wang Wenbin said last week that China has outperformed other Group of 20 (G20) members in the Debt Service Suspension Initiative, which started in May 2020 aimed at helping the world’s 73 poorer nations deal with the impact of the coronavirus. Click here to read…

China’s Xi Jinping back in the public spotlight – in person and in policy: South China Morning Post
September 28, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping reappeared in public on Tuesday, the first time since returning from a landmark trip abroad earlier this month and with less than three weeks to go until the Communist Party’s national congress. Xi visited an exhibition in Beijing on the country’s achievements during his past two terms. Click here to read…

China to offer tax concessions for private pension schemes, defer payments of certain gov’t-levied charges, and introduce measures to enhance gov’t service: Xinhuanet
September 28, 2022

China will offer tax concessions for private pension schemes that enjoy policy support and are run commercially to meet people’s diverse needs, according to the decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 119 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 28, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 119 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 56 were in Guizhou, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Altogether 625 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

CPC Congress delegates broadly representative: China Daily
September 28, 2022

Every effort has been made to ensure that the delegates elected to attend the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China are broadly representative and include a proportion of members from the grassroots, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee said on Monday. Click here to read…

A look at how Chinese leaders were elected to upcoming Party congress: Qiushi
September 28, 2022

Fifty-two Chinese leaders were elected as delegates to attend the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing. A total of 2,296 delegates, representing more than 96 million CPC members and 4.9 million primary-level Party organizations, will discuss and decide on major issues critical to the future of the Party and the country at the five-yearly congress. Click here to read…

Xi stresses forging ahead toward new victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics: China Military
September 28, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed concerted efforts to forge ahead determinedly toward a new victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when visiting an exhibition on the great achievements of the Party and the country over the past decade. Click here to read…

Public security bureaus develop prevention system: China Daily
September 28, 2022

China’s public security departments have accelerated the development of a prevention and control system for public security risks over the past decade, effectively enhancing people’s sense of security, officials with the Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 27, 2022

Xi writes foreword for literature collection on rejuvenation: Xinhuanet
September 26, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has written a foreword, titled “Forging Ahead on the Journey to National Rejuvenation,” for works of literature collected in the Revitalization Library, which will soon be published. Click here to read…

China offers 9 bln USD to businesses to maintain jobs: Xinhuanet
September 26, 2022

China has stepped up efforts to save jobs this year, with some 64.63 billion yuan (9.19 billion U.S. dollars) having already been offered to businesses this year. Unemployment insurance refunds totaling 44.84 billion yuan were given to some 7.21 million enterprises, or more than half of all employers covered by the social security net, in the first eight months of the year, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Click here to read…

China’s insurance asset management association registers massive product value: Xinhuanet

September 26, 2022

The value of products registered by the Insurance Asset Management Association of China, an organization for the country’s insurance asset management industry, totaled 684.84 billion yuan (about 97.42 billion U.S. dollars) in the first eight months of the year. Click here to read…

China’s top political advisory body to meet in late October: China Daily
September 26, 2022

The Standing Committee of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China’s top political advisory body, will convene its 24th meeting from Oct 31 to Nov 2. Click here to read…

Details of Party Congress delegates expounded, 33.6% from frontlines of work and production: Global Times
September 26, 2022

After all delegates to attend the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) were selected, officials introduced in detail the characteristics of the delegation, with 33.6 percent of Party members working at the frontlines of work and production, more female representatives and more delegates from ethnic minority groups. Half of them hold postgraduate degrees, and they are from a wide range of walks of life. Click here to read…

China’s next-gen solar-powered drone expected to make debut soon: Global Times
September 26, 2022

China is expected to unveil its next-generation, solar-powered large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with very long endurance soon, which will have a larger wingspan than its predecessors that allows it to carry larger payloads for missions including reconnaissance, monitoring and communications relay in near-space, said Chinese experts familiar with the matter on Monday. Click here to read…

North Korea, China resume cross-border freight train operation after COVID closures: Reuters
September 26, 2022

Cross-border freight train operations between North Korea and China has resumed, Beijing said on Monday, ending a five-month suspension to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Chinese foreign ministry confirmed reports out of South Korea that China and North Korea had decided to resume cross-border freight train traffic that had been suspended in April due to the pandemic. Click here to read…

Countdown to China’s Communist Party congress enters final stages with release of delegate list: South China Morning Post
September 26, 2022

Preparations for the Chinese Communist Party’s national congress next month are in their final stages, with the release of the names of more than 2,000 delegates to the event.
“Each electoral unit across the country convened a party congress or party representative meeting and elected 2,296 delegates to the 20th party congress,” state broadcaster CCTV said on Sunday. The congress will get under way on October 16 and is expected to mark the start of President Xi Jinping’s third term as the party’s leader. Click here to read…

Police in C.China’s Hunan crack money laundering case via cryptocurrency, 40 billion yuan involved: Global Times
September 27, 2022

The public security department of Hengyang county under Hengyang city, Central China’s Hunan Province announced recently that a 40-billion-yuan (($5.58 billion) money laundering case involving cryptocurrency had been cracked, which was linked to over 300 telecom fraud schemes, the National Business Daily reported on Tuesday. Click here to read…

More policy tweaks likely to settle realty: People’s Daily
September 27, 2022

China may signal more policy adjustments to stabilize the real estate market as a regulatory official recently noted that “bubble signs and the financialization trend in China’s real estate sector have been substantially reversed”, experts said. Click here to read…

China joins hands with rest of world to advance international process of firearms control: People’s Daily
September 27, 2022

China has decided to launch its domestic procedure to ratify the UN Firearms Protocol, announced the country at the general debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on Sept. 24. Click here to read…

China playing prominent role in coping with global challenges: People’s Daily
September 27, 2022

Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China has made remarkable achievements, becoming the world’s second largest economy, the largest trading nation, as well as a major trading partner for over 120 countries and regions. It is an important engine driving global growth. Its success is inspiring many developing countries. Click here to read…

China’s industrial profit declines accelerate as demand weakens: Reuters
September 27, 2022

Profits at China’s industrial firms shrank at a faster pace in January-August, as strict COVID restrictions and a deepening property slump weighed on domestic demand, adding to uncertainties about the faltering economy. Click here to read…

COVID-19: Chinese commentator urges virus experts to speak out: Reuters
September 27, 2022

Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Xijin on Sunday said that as China ponders its COVID-19 policies, epidemic experts need to speak out and China ought to conduct comprehensive research and make any studies transparent to the public. Click here to read…

‘Painful lessons’: call for China’s Communist Party to avoid ‘strategic mistakes’: South China Morning Post
September 27, 2022

The Communist Party cannot afford to make “strategic mistakes” as it did during the Cultural Revolution, the former executive vice-president of the Central Party School has said. He Yiting made the remark in an article published in Study Times, the school’s official publication, on Monday. He also said the party needed a “grand strategy” to lead the nation through the current turbulent and challenging times. Click here to read…

Countdown to China’s Communist Party congress enters final stages with release of delegate list: South China Morning Post
September 26, 2022

Preparations for the Chinese Communist Party’s national congress next month are in their final stages, with the release of the names of more than 2,000 delegates to the event.
“Each electoral unit across the country convened a party congress or party representative meeting and elected 2,296 delegates to the 20th party congress,” state broadcaster CCTV said on Sunday. The congress will get under way on October 16 and is expected to mark the start of President Xi Jinping’s third term as the party’s leader. Click here to read…

Former senior provincial legislator arrested for bribery: Xinhuanet
September 27, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) announced its decision to arrest Li Jiexiang, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Qinghai Provincial People’s Congress, for suspected bribe-taking. Click here to read…

China discloses more evidence of cyber attacks by U.S. security agency: Xinhuanet
September 27, 2022

China on Tuesday released a new investigation report in which it said further evidence has been found to show the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is behind “thousands of cyber attacks” on a Chinese university. Click here to read…

Researchers develop digital mask to facilitate anonymous diagnosis, privacy protection: Xinhuanet
September 27, 2022

Chinese researchers have developed a digital mask to make anonymity when seeing a doctor come true and save patients’ facial privacy, according to a research article recently published in the journal, Nature Medicine. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 173 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 27, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 173 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 58 were in Sichuan and 44 were in Guizhou, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 636 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Nearly 70 countries say no to interference in China’s internal affairs: China Military
September 27, 2022

Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet related issues are China’s internal affairs, and there should be no politicization of human rights and double standards, or interference in China’s internal affairs under the pretext of human rights, a group of countries stressed Monday at the on-going 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council. Click here to read…

Shanghai establishes virus research institution to deepen sharing mechanism; virologist Guan Yi appointed as chief: Global Times
September 27, 2022

The Shanghai Virus Research Institution was officially established in Shanghai on Monday, with internationally renowned virologist Guan Yi appointed as the first chief of the institute. The new institute is intended to deepen the cooperation and sharing mechanism in the field of virology research. Click here to read…

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: September 27, 2022

Afghanistan
Taliban denounce Pak PM Sharif’s ‘terror in Afghanistan’ remarks in UNGA address – Hindustan Times

Taliban has hit out at the U.S and Pakistan for claiming that terrorism exists in Afghanistan during the UN General Assembly address. In a scathing statement, the Afghanistan Foreign Ministry termed the claims as incorrect and pitched for UNGA seat handover to the Afghan government, who can then counter these ‘unsubstantiated’ concerns. Watch this video for more details. Click here to read…

Bangladesh
Visit of Bangladesh Navy Operational Sea Training Group to SNC – Indian Navy

An eight member delegation from the Bangladesh Navy Operational Sea Training Group (BNOSTG) visited Headquarters Sea Training at Kochi to witness Operational Sea Training at Southern Naval Command. As part of the orientation training, interactive session along with practical classes on seamanship, firefighting, damage control, first aid and safety at sea were conducted. The interactive sessions also provided an opportunity to exchange the best practices followed. Click here to read…

No room to cut: Rising inflation traps Bangladesh climate migrants – Thomas Reuters Foundations

The rising cost of living is taking a heavy toll on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, including many already struggling to survive after climate change-fuelled disasters have claimed their homes and land. Bangladesh’s inflation rate is now about 7.5%, according to the country’s central bank, after the government dramatically boosted fuel prices in the face of rising global fossil fuel costs, in part as a result of the Ukraine conflict. Click here to read…

Bhutan
Vaccine Maitri: Bhutan and Nepal expressed their gratitude to India in UNGA, India sent vaccine to more than 100 countries – The Weekly Mail

Bhutan and Nepal expressed their gratitude to India at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. During this, he has expressed his gratitude for the significant support in the supply of covid-19 vaccines under the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative of the Government of India. Let us tell you that under India’s Vaccine Friendship Initiative, neighbouring countries got a lot of help in vaccinating their population. Click here to read…

Maldives
Kyrgyzstan and Maldives sign agreement on the establishment of visa-free regime – Azer News

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Jeenbek Kulubaev met with his Maldivian counterpart Abdullah Shahid on September 23, Trend reports citing the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry’s press service. Click here to read…

The Maldives received 100,000 more Pfizer vaccine doses from the United States – The Paradise

The US government has provided the Maldives with an additional 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccines as part of the COVAX deal. The latest shipment comes after the United States sent 439,920 Pfizer vaccine shots to the Maldives in January 2021 and January 2022.Click here to read…

Myanmar
India should negotiate with Myanmar military, ethnic groups to restore peace: Mizoram CM – Indian Express

India should negotiate with military authorities in trouble-torn Myanmar and various ethnic groups there to restore peace in the neighbouring country, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has said. India shares an over 1,600-km-long international border with Myanmar. Click here to read…

Recruitment Crisis Bites as Myanmar Junta Scrambles to Fill Gaps in Ranks – The Irrawaddy

“The Tatmadaw wants you,” used to be a familiar slogan on recruitment posters across Myanmar. Propaganda songs, like one which began: “Support the great Tatmadaw in every way to help it gain strength, never should we forget comrades who are our kin,” were played on the television and radio. But recruitment has broken down, forcing the regime to buy recruits since before the 2021 coup. Officers are being offered promotions and other incentives to find recruits, according to analysts. Click here to read…

Oral update on the human rights situation in Myanmar to the Human Rights Council – OHCHR

Military tactics increasingly involve indiscriminate attacks and weaponry. The growing use of air power and artillery during the monsoon season is significantly impacting civilians and residential areas. In Magway and Sagaing regions as well as Kachin, Shan, Kayah, and Kayin states, residential buildings – as many as 30,000 – schools and other civilian infrastructure have been burnt to the ground during military ground operations. Click here to read…

Nepal
‘Rapid demography change happening, Islamists getting help from Pakistan’: MP from Kapilvastu discusses growing security concerns at the India-Nepal border – OpIndia

There have been several reports in the recent past highlighting the rapidly changing demography in the sections of India near the Indo-Nepal border. The number of mosques and madrasas is constantly increasing. From August 20 to 27, 2022, an OpIndia team visited Nepal areas bordering India to take an account of the ground situation on that side of the border. This is the 23rd report in a series of articles documenting the facts discovered by the OpIndia team. Click here to read…

Pakistan
US asks Pakistan to better manage ties with India

The US has advised Pakistan to improve its ties with India even as it sidestepped New Delhi’s concerns over an upgrade assistance for Islamabad’s F-16s. “In our discussions today, we talked about the importance of managing a responsible relationship with India,” said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during an event with Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Click here to read…

Pakistan FM replaced, veracity of audio tapes established – Tribune India

Rumours over the bugging of the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office were vindicated after the ruling coalition government replaced its Finance Minister as was discussed in a viral audio tape of conversation between PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz and her uncle and PM Shehbaz Sharif. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka keen to restart cancelled Japanese projects; Japan willing to lead creditor talks – Economy Next

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe has told Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi that his government is keen to restart Japan-funded projects cancelled by the previous administration, while Minister Hayashi has expressed his country’s willingness to take a leading role in Sri Lanka’s negotiations with her creditors. Click here to read…

HNB allocates Rs. 10Mn to assist MSMEs affected by the economic crisis – Colombo Page

Sri Lanka’s most MSME-friendly bank, HNB PLC, once again allocated Rs. 10 million to assist entrepreneurs affected by the ongoing economic crisis as a part of its flagship ‘Oba Venuwen Api’ initiative to rebuild and revive the economy. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 23, 2022

Chinese FM meets Russian counterpart: Xinhuanet
September 22, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here on Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the UN General Assembly. Click here to read…

China says U.S. EV subsidy provisions “suspected of violating WTO rules”: Xinhuanet
September 22, 2022

The electric vehicle (EV) subsidy provisions in the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act are discriminatory and suspected of violating the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier calls on China, Japan to enhance economic cooperation: Xinhuanet
September 22, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday said China is ready to work with Japan to upgrade the all-round, wide-ranging and multi-level cooperation, noting that China welcomes the Japanese business community to continue seizing development opportunities and actively expand its presence in the Chinese market to achieve win-win results. Click here to read…

Former provincial legislator stands trial for bribery: Xinhuanet
September 22, 2022

Song Taiping, a former senior legislator in north China’s Hebei Province, stood trial for bribery on Thursday at the Intermediate People’s Court of Yuncheng City in the neighboring Shanxi Province. Click here to read…

Former senior provincial official given death sentence with reprieve: Xinhuanet
September 22, 2022

Wang Like, a former senior Party official in east China’s Jiangsu Province, was on Thursday sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for taking and offering bribes, sheltering and conniving with mafia-like organizations, and forging identity documents. Click here to read…

China’s former senior official Fu Zhenghua sentenced to death with reprieve: Xinhuanet
September 22, 2022

Former senior official Fu Zhenghua on Thursday was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes worth more than 117 million yuan (16.76 million U.S. dollars) and bending the law for personal gainsClick here to read…

China sends new naval fleet on Gulf of Aden escort mission: China Daily
September 22, 2022

The 42nd fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy set out from a military port in East China’s Shandong province on Wednesday to take over an escort mission from the 41st naval fleet in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia. Click here to read…

China calls enhanced effort to fight climate change at UNGA: Global Times
September 22, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made four-point proposals in addressing the global climate change on Wednesday during the ongoing UN General Assembly (UNGA), stressing that countries should not abandon the efforts in energy restructuring because of the COVID-19 outbreak or the energy crisis, developed countries should achieve carbon neutrality significantly in advance, making room for developing countries. Click here to read…

China launches survey on marriage and childbearing as country tackles population problem: Global Times
September 22, 2022

China has launched a nationwide survey on marriage and fertility in an effort to “objectively and comprehensively” understand the challenges faced by people of marriage and child-bearing age and find solutions as the country has been tackling the population problem with a decline in marriage and fertility rate in recent years. Click here to read…

Microsoft, other US firms expand in China, defying decoupling push: Global Times
September 22, 2022

US technology giant Microsoft announced on Wednesday plans to expand recruitment and upgrade its campuses in China, following a series of recent moves and plans of major US businesses, including chipmaker Nvidia, to expand their presence in the Chinese market, despite the US decoupling push. Click here to read…

China sees vigorous development of its manufacturing industry over past 10 years: Qiushi
September 23, 2022

China’s value-added industrial output grew from 20.9 trillion yuan ($3.1 trillion) in 2012 to 37.3 trillion yuan in 2021, with an average annual growth rate of 6.3 percent. During the same period, manufacturing value-added output increased from 16.98 trillion yuan to 31.4 trillion yuan, accounting for nearly 30 percent of total global output. China has maintained the largest producer of over 40 percent of the world’s 500 major industrial goods. Click here to read…

Silk Road Economic Belt core area spurs Xinjiang development: Qiushi
September 23, 2022

At an exhibition booth of the ongoing China-Eurasian Expo, Tursun Mettursun and his brother earnestly promoted their self-made wool mattresses to clients. “This is the first time that I’m attending the expo. I hope to broaden my horizons and make more friends,” said Tursun Mettursun from Qira County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Click here to read…

Action plan to remediate Yangtze River: Qiushi
September 23, 2022

In a move to strengthen the conservation of the Yangtze River Basin, 17 central government bodies released a joint action plan on Monday, vowing a series of measures to reduce the discharge of pollutants into the river. Click here to read…

Judges agree to promote investment: China Daily
September 23, 2022

Chief justices from BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — have declared that they will promote the convenience of trade and investment by the rule of law and improve international judicial assistance by information-based means. Click here to read…

Former vice-minister of public security Sun Lijun sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve: China Daily
September 23, 2022

Sun Lijun, former vice-minister of public security, was given a death sentence with a two-year reprieve for accepting bribes, manipulating the stock market and illegally keeping firearms, a court in Northeast China’s Jilin province ruled Friday. Click here to read…

China Council for Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification in Nepal inaugurated: Xinhuanet
September 23, 2022

The China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification in Nepal was inaugurated on Thursday in the Nepali capital. Jin Xiaodong, president of the Overseas Chinese Association of Nepal, said his association decided on such a move in response to the strong patriotism of overseas Chinese in Nepal. Click here to read…

Shanghai rolls out regulation to promote AI industry development: Xinhuanet
September 23, 2022

The local legislature in Shanghai on Thursday passed a regulation on boosting the development of the artificial intelligence (AI) industry. The regulation, China’s first provincial-level one in the AI sector, is to go into effect on Oct. 1. AI is one of the three leading industries that Shanghai seeks to develop through the concentration of resources. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 121 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 23, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 121 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, with Sichuan and Guizhou provinces reporting 43 cases each, according to the National Health Commission’s report on Friday. A total of 627 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

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, September 21, 2022

Wang Yang meets new leadership of China Islamic Association: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Senior Chinese leader Wang Yang Tuesday met with members of the newly-elected leadership of the China Islamic Association. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, called for full implementation of the Party’s basic policy on religious affairs and efforts to rally Islamic figures and Muslims closely around the Party and the government for building China into a modern socialist country in all respects and realizing the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. Click here to read…

Chinese FM meets with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in New York on Monday. Wang congratulated Kissinger on his upcoming 100th birthday, calling him an old and good friend of the Chinese people, who has made historic contributions to the establishment and development of China-U.S. relations. Click here to read…

Chinese FM tells American representatives five certainties about China: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday met with representatives from the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the U.S.-China Business Council and the United States Chamber of Commerce. Click here to read…

Deals worth record 960 bln yuan inked at China-Eurasia Expo: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

The total value of deals signed at the seventh China-Eurasia Expo, held from Sept. 19-22 in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has already hit a record level, the event’s organizer said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

BRICS tourism ministers discuss green growth, sustainable development, recovery: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Tourism ministers from BRICS countries on Monday engaged in in-depth discussions on topics such as green growth, sustainable development and recovery, during a meeting held via video link. Click here to read…

Vast majority of Chinese students return home after studying abroad: Xinhuanet

September 20, 2022

Over 80 percent of all Chinese students have returned to China after finishing their education abroad since 2012, the Ministry of Education said Tuesday. The 2020-2021 academic year saw international students from 195 countries and regions studying in China, up 35 percent from 2012, the ministry said. Click here to read…

China’s Wing Loong-2 large UAV conducts plateau weather observation: China Daily
September 20, 2022

China’s Wing Loong-2 high-altitude large civil unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has recently conducted its first plateau weather observation test, according to the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Click here to read…

COVID-hit Shanghai unveils $257 billion in projects in infrastructure push: Reuters
September 20, 2022

China’s commercial hub of Shanghai on Tuesday announced eight infrastructure projects with total investment of 1.8 trillion yuan ($257 billion), after the city was hit hard by COVID-19 lockdowns in April and May. The economy of China’s biggest city slumped 13.7% in the second quarter, the worst performance among all 31 of China’s province-level regions. Click here to read…

Hong Kong arrests harmonica player for sedition at Queen Elizabeth’s vigil: Taipei Times
September 21, 2022

A Hong Konger who played a harmonica to a crowd outside the British consulate during Elizabeth II’s funeral was arrested for sedition, police and local media said yesterday. Crowds of Hong Kongers have lined up to pay tribute to Britain’s late monarch this week, some expressing nostalgia for Hong Kong’s colonial past at a time when Beijing is seeking to purge dissent. Click here to read…

Chinese tech giants give up lavish spending, cut costs in the face of economic headwinds: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

China’s big internet firms, once known as lavish spenders when it came to external investments and internal employee perks, have tightened their belts in recent months as economic headwinds stiffen and capital support dries up. The second quarter of 2022 has seen a spectacular retreat by China Big Tech as companies slash costs amid weaker consumer spending, regulatory scrutiny and an increasingly tense US-China relationship – a sharp contrast to the past years of freewheeling growth driven by a buoyant economy and a supportive capital market. Click here to read…

Revised code for Communist Party officials lays out quickest ways to lose a job: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

Chinese officials who fail to effectively perform in tough and urgent missions, or those who have a vague stance on key political issues, should be sidelined, according to a Communist Party directive recently amended and published on Monday. The code is intended to create a political environment that ensures the capable are promoted, the outstanding are awarded, the mediocre are demoted and the unqualified are abolished, according to the code, which was published by state news agency Xinhua. Click here to read…

Former vice governor of northeast China province arrested: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) 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…

China plans to build world’s largest national park system: Qiushi
September 21, 2022

China will build the world’s largest national park system, and a layout plan for the system will be released soon, a senior official said on Monday. Li Chunliang, deputy head of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, said at a news conference that the plan is being drafted in accordance with the requirements of building a system with the largest scale of protection, the most diverse geographical features and the highest conservation value in the world. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 123 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 123 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 57 were in Guizhou and 28 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Cultural work gets policy push: China Daily
September 21, 2022

On Aug 15, the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, China’s Cabinet, released a national guideline centered on cultural development during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, with the aim of promoting socialist culture and turning China into a country with a strong foundation in culture and art. Click here to read…

Integrating culture and tourism major goal of document: China Daily
September 21, 2022

China recently unveiled its cultural development plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, stressing that culture is not only the soul of a country, but also the soul of national governance. Click here to read…

Xi’s thought guides reform of armed forces: China Daily
September 21, 2022

The People’s Liberation Army has been undergoing a historic reform guided by President Xi Jinping since late 2012, when Xi became the top leader of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese military. Xi Jinping Thought on Strengthening the Military has also made it clear that pursuing reform and encouraging innovation are key to military’s strength. Click here to read…

China to be a severely aging society by 2035; quick aging, large population pose challenges: health authority: Global Times
September 21, 2022

China will be a moderately aging society in three years with 20 percent of the population aged 60 years and above and become a severely aging society by 2035 when 400 million people are 60 years and above, accounting for 30 percent of the population, a health authority official announced at a Tuesday press briefing where he introduced the country’s arrangement to cope with the scenario. Click here to read…

PLA naval, air forces keep US, Canadian warships’ Taiwan Straits transit in check: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Wednesday announced that its troops have kept US and Canadian warships in check when they transited the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China signs cooperation memorandum with Laos, Kazakhstan to establish yuan clearing arrangements: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The People’s Bank of China (PBC), China’s central bank, announced on Tuesday that it has signed a cooperation memorandum with the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Bank of the Lao PDR to establish Chinese yuan clearing arrangements in the two countries. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 15, 2022

China to further optimize industrial chain for pharmaceutical sector: Xinhuanet
September 14 2022

China will shore up weak links in the industrial chain for the pharmaceutical sector, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Wednesday. A monitoring system for essential drugs in short supply has already been established, Zhou Jian, an official with the ministry told a press conference, adding that the supply of a total of 100 categories of the drugs has been secured. Click here to read…

China deliberates on updating cybersecurity law: Xinhuanet
September 14, 2022

China’s cyberspace regulator on Wednesday revealed a set of draft revisions to the country’s cybersecurity law to solicit public opinion. China’s cybersecurity law entered into force in 2017. It amended the Administrative Penalty Law and adopted the Data Security Law and the Law on Protection of Personal Information in 2021. Click here to read…

China Coast Guards in Zhejiang and Fujian brace for Typhoon Muifa: China Military
September 14, 2022

China has upgraded the typhoon alert to orange, the second-highest level, as Muifa, the 12th typhoon in this year, is expected to make landfall in the coastal areas between Wenling city and Zhoushan city in southeast China’s Zhejiang Province during the afternoon and night of September 14. The Zhejiang and Fujian Provincial Bureaus of China Coast Guard (CCG) have taken multiple precautionary measures to mitigate possible disasters. Click here to read…

Water discharged into Yangtze to fight drought: China Daily
September 14, 2022

The Ministry of Water Resources is discharging more water into the Yangtze River Basin from surrounding reservoirs, hoping to relieve the lingering drought in the major rice-producing area at a critical time for crop growth. Click here to read…

Widespread roll-out of new technologies promotes high-efficiency development of agriculture in China: People’s Daily
September 14, 2022

In the most recent past decade, China has witnessed the rapid development of its agricultural technologies. The contribution of scientific and technological progress to agriculture has reached over 61 percent. Besides, the overall level of mechanization in the plowing, sowing, and harvesting of crops has now exceeded 72 percent, while high-quality crop varieties have surpassed 96 percent of the total. Click here to read…

China poised to shake up economic leadership as reformers bow out: Reuters
September 14, 2022

China’s ruling Communist Party sets the stage next month for the biggest overhaul of its economic leadership in a decade, with a generation of reform-minded policymakers expected to step down amid worsening growth prospects. Click here to read…

China seen holding medium-term rate steady despite growing economic gloom: Reuters
September 14, 2022

China’s central bank is widely expected to pause its monetary easing efforts and keep the medium-term policy rate steady this month, a Reuters survey showed, as widening policy divergence with the Federal Reserve could put further pressure on the Chinese yuan and risk capital outflows. Click here to read…

China protests to International Atomic Energy Agency over Aukus nuclear safeguards: South China Morning Post

September 14, 2022

China has lodged a strong protest with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) urging the nuclear watchdog not to back Australia’s plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines through the Aukus pact with the United States and Britain. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former Yunnan political advisor: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has announced its decision to arrest Huang Yi, a former senior political advisor in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, for suspected bribe-taking. Click here to read…

Chinese premier chairs State Council executive meeting: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday presided over a State Council executive meeting, which made decisions on multiple economic issues. The country will further extend the tax and fee deferrals for manufacturing firms as part of the stepped-up support for enterprises to navigate hardships, according to the meeting. Click here to read…

China to double down on stabilizing foreign trade, foreign investment to consolidate foundation of economic recovery: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

China will take further measures to stabilize foreign trade and foreign investment, with a view to consolidating the foundation of economic recovery, according to the decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Chinese, Uzbek state news agencies ink cooperation agreement: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

President of China’s Xinhua News Agency Fu Hua and Abdusaid Kuchimov, director general of the National News Agency of Uzbekistan (UzA) inked a cooperation agreement earlier this week. Fu expressed his confidence in successful cooperation between Xinhua and the UzA. Click here to read…

Xi arrives in Uzbekistan for state visit, SCO summit: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Wednesday evening to pay a state visit to Uzbekistan and attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Click here to read…

China to have 220 national hi-tech zones by 2025: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

China has established 173 national hi-tech zones so far and will raise the number to 220 by the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to the Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 126 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 126 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 84 in Sichuan and nine in Tibet, according to the National Health Commission’s report Thursday. A total of 823 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Crackdown intensified on new addictive substances, illegal drugs: China Daily
September 15, 2022

Authorities have intensified their crackdown on new addictive substances and emerging drug-related problems, anti-drug officials said on Wednesday. The traditional and new drug problems have intertwined with each other, and the number of new types of drugs and new forms of crime are increasing, featuring anesthetic and psychotropic drugs to substitute for narcotics or taking multiple narcotics at the same time, said Zhao Zhongchen, deputy director of the narcotics control bureau of the Ministry of Public Security. Click here to read…

China mulls increased penalties, employment ban on internet violators to better safeguard cybersecurity: Global Times
September 15, 2022

China’s top cyberspace regulator on Wednesday proposed a series of amendments to the country’s cybersecurity law including raising penalty and an employment ban on internet operators who violated the law to better protect the legitimate rights and interests of individuals and organizations in cyberspace and safeguard national security. Click here to read…

China, Kazakhstan to jointly crack down on the ‘three evil forces,’ resolutely oppose interference by external forces: Global Times
September 15, 2022

China and Kazakhstan will continue to firmly support each other on issues concerning national sovereignty, stand ready to jointly crack down on the “three evil forces” of terrorism, separatism, and extremism and resolutely oppose interference by external forces, according to a joint statement on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan issued during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Digitalization leads to better life of Chinese people: People’s Daily
September 15, 2022

Navigation apps that show real-time traffic information and estimated travel time, virtual fitting room that helps you get the best clothes you want when you shop online, and virtual museums where you can get close to valuable cultural relics at home… These scenarios have already become a part of the daily life of the Chinese people. Click here to read…

Russia says its navy in joint patrols with China in Pacific: Reuters
September 15, 2022

The Russian and Chinese navies are holding joint patrols in the Pacific Ocean, the Russian defence ministry said on Thursday, deepening military and diplomatic ties between Moscow and Beijing when their relations with the West have soured. Click here to read…

Taiwan hosts lawmakers to push China sanctions: Taipei Times
September 15, 2022

Representative to the US Hsiao Bi-khim on Tuesday hosted dozens of international lawmakers who back sanctions on China for aggression toward Taiwan, a show of support for Taipei amid military pressure from Beijing. Click here to read…

Whistle-blower says Twitter had a Chinese agent: Taipei Times
September 15, 2022

Twitter Inc’s former head of security on Tuesday told the US Congress that there was “at least one agent” from China’s intelligence service on Twitter’s payroll and that the company knowingly allowed India to add agents to the company roster as well, potentially giving those nations access to sensitive data about users. Click here to read…

Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam embrace China’s games and films, but stay on guard for a ‘cultural invasion’: South China Morning Post
September 15, 2022

In Taiwan, people are flocking online to play Identity V, a mobile “horror” game developed by Chinese company NetEase. In Vietnam, made-in-China films like Journey to the West, My Fair Princess and Shanghai Bund are essential viewing on television. Across Asia, Chinese media and entertainment exports are gaining popularity due to cultural links, rising production quality and fair prices. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 13, 2022

Top Chinese legislator pays official goodwill visit to Mongolia: Xinhuanet
September 12, 2022

Li Zhanshu, chairman of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, paid an official goodwill visit to Mongolia from Saturday to Monday, at the invitation of Chairman of Mongolia’s State Great Hural (Parliament) Gombojav Zandanshatar. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 188 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 12, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 188 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 126 were in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report on Tuesday. A total of 727 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Drought-hit Yangtze River sections being replenished by reservoirs: Xinhuanet
September 12, 2022

Reservoirs will continue to replenish the water supply in the section of the Yangtze River affected by drought to ensure the irrigation of crops and urban water supplies. It is estimated that the Yangtze River basin will still see a lack of rainfall in mid- and late September, so the water inflow to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, Dongting Lake and Poyang Lake will continue to be low, the Ministry of Water Resources said Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese police strengthen international law enforcement cooperation against telecom and online fraud: Global Times
September 12, 2022

The last decade has witnessed the rapid spread of telecom and online fraud globally, which seriously infringes on people’s legitimate rights and interests, becoming a prominent crime and a public hazard. To address this problem, the Chinese police have been committed to intensifying their efforts in the combat against and control of such crimes, and strengthening international law enforcement cooperation, which has enabled them to accumulate successful experience, build up best practices and set examples for their counterparts around the world. Click here to read…

New railway connecting China, Mongolia launched to boost coal trade: Global Times
September 12, 2022

Mongolia launched a 233-kilometer cross border rail line between the Tavan Tolgoi coal field and Gashuun Sukhait on the Chinese border over the weekend, a move that is expected to boost China-Mongolia coal trade, experts said. Click here to read…

US mulls broader curb on Chinese tech sector: Global Times
September 12, 2022

While the US will continue to cope with inflation, Washington’s reported move to further decouple from China on chip and medicine supply chains, the two fields where China plays a major role in the global industry chain in terms of production capacity and cost control, will backfire on the US itself, experts said. Click here to read…

China sends college students to virus quarantine: Taipei Times
September 12, 2022

Almost 500 students at China’s premier college for broadcast journalists have been sent to a quarantine center after a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in their dormitory. The 488 students at Communication University of China, along with 19 teachers and five assistants, were transferred by bus beginning on Friday night. Click here to read…

Chinese internet users detained over Xinjiang Covid-19 outbreak ‘rumours’: South China Morning Post
September 12, 2022

Police in China’s far western region of Xinjiang have detained four internet users, accusing them of spreading rumours about an outbreak of Covid-19. The four were ordered to serve between five and 10 days of administrative detention in Yining, a city in the Ili Kazakh autonomous prefecture, police said in a statement on Sunday. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka’s ‘white elephant’ Lotus Tower financed with Chinese debt set to open this week: South China Morning Post
September 13, 2022

A huge green and purple communications tower in Sri Lanka financed with Chinese debt that has become a symbol of the ousted Rajapaksa clan’s closeness to Beijing will finally open this week, its operator said on Monday. The 350-metre (1,155-feet) Lotus Tower – visible from all over Colombo and built for an estimated US$113 million – has been plagued by corruption claims since construction began in 2012 under former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists plan boron-powered supersonic missile that can fly and swim: South China Morning Post
September 13, 2022

China is developing a supersonic anti-ship missile that will be able to travel further and faster than any traditional torpedo, according to researchers involved in the project.
The 5 metre (16.4 feet) missile will be able to cruise at 2.5 times the speed of sound at about 10,000 metres (32,800 feet) – the same altitude as a commercial airliner – for 200km (124 miles) before diving and skimming across the waves for up to 20km. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses policy implementation to stabilize economy: : Xinhuanet
September 13, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed efforts to ensure the implementation of policy measures to stabilize economic growth, employment and prices. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a special meeting after hearing reports from two working groups on work for stabilizing the economy. Click here to read…

Chinese FM puts forward five-point views on developing China-Japan relations: : Xinhuanet
September 13, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a video speech on Monday at the opening ceremony of a seminar commemorating the 50th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations. Click here to read…

Xi’s upcoming Central Asia trip to bolster SCO cooperation: Qiushi
September 13, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the city of Samarkand, and pay state visits to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from Wednesday to Friday. Click here to read…

Amphibious firefighting aircraft put through paces: China Military
September 13, 2022

China will produce four prototypes of the AG600M aircraft, a firefighting variant belonging to the AG600 large amphibious aircraft family, to carry out test flights, its developer announced on Saturday. Click here to read…

Li highlights central role of consumption: China Daily
September 13, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang has underlined efforts to promote the role of consumption as the major driver of economic growth and to expand effective investment in order to boost the confidence of market players, as they play a critical role in stabilizing the economy. Click here to read…

‘Concealed, adaptable’ weapon of NSA’s cyberattack on leading Chinese aviation university exposed: Global Times
September 13, 2022

A “concealed and adaptable” weapon used by US’ intelligence center National Security Agency (NSA) to launch a cyberattack on the email system of Northwestern Polytechnical University in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province – well-known for its aviation, aerospace and navigation studies – was captured by Chinese cybersecurity experts, the Global Times learned from a source on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Provinces take lead in stabilizing growth: People’s Daily
September 13, 2022

China’s major provincial economies are stepping up efforts to stabilize the growth in their regions, with strong focus on expanding effective investment and spurring consumption, as the central government has called on them to take the lead in supporting the country’s economy. Click here to read…

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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…