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China: Daily Scan, July 12, 2022

China urges to uphold vision of peace, development, independence, inclusiveness: Xinhuanet
July 11, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Monday that China chooses to join hands with ASEAN members and other regional countries to adhere to the vision of peace, development, independence and inclusiveness. Click here to read…

China to continue increasing long-term loans to manufacturing sector: Xinhuanet
July 11, 2022

China’s top banking and insurance regulator on Monday issued a circular urging efforts to continue the rapid growth of medium and long-term loans to the manufacturing sector. Banking and insurance institutions should optimize resource allocation and improve services to support the manufacturing sector, said the circular released by the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. Click here to read…

China sees rapid growth of patent agencies: Xinhuanet
July 11, 2022

China has witnessed increasing patent applications and business requirements for patent agencies, according to a report on patent agency industry development. The report, compiled by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), shows that there were 3,934 patent agencies nationwide, with 26,840 licensed patent agents by the end of 2021. Click here to read…

China’s auto exports surge in June: Xinhuanet
July 11, 2022

China’s auto exports sustained their growth momentum last month, hitting a record high and soaring 57.4 percent year on year, industry data showed on Monday. In June, auto companies exported a total of 249,000 vehicles, climbing 1.8 percent from a month earlier, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Click here to read…

China to help enterprises achieve high-quality development with aid of colleges, universities: Xinhuanet
July 11, 2022

China will launch a five-year campaign to help more than 10,000 enterprises achieve high-quality development in partnership with over 1,000 universities and colleges, according to a circular jointly released by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the China National Intellectual Property Administration. Click here to read…

Alleged sexual assault incident at Peking University draws online debate, police investigation underway: China Daily
July 11, 2022

Peking University is looking into a case of alleged sexual misconduct by a postgraduate supervisor after one of his students claimed that he had sexually assaulted her. The university’s School of Pharmaceutical Sciences convened a special investigation team to look into the student’s complaint and a preliminary investigation has already been completed, according to a statement issued by the Faculty Ethics and Discipline Office of the Peking University Health Science Center on Monday. Click here to read…

Morning blast rocks community in Changchun: China Daily
July 11, 2022

No injuries were reported after an explosion in the Jingyue High-Tech Industrial Development Zone in Changchun, Jilin province, on Monday morning, the local government said. The blast occurred at 5:02 am in a restaurant in a residential community. Click here to read…

Former minister of justice accused of taking bribes: China Daily
July 11, 2022

Former minister of justice Fu Zhenghua, who is suspected of accepting bribes and abusing his power for personal gain, is being prosecuted in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin province, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate released on its official website on Monday. Click here to read…

China to launch first comprehensive solar probe: China Daily
July 11, 2022

China will launch its first comprehensive solar probe, the Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory, in October, opening a new chapter in the country’s exploration of the sun, according to the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Click here to read…

China’s first homemade subsea tree for oil drilling put into use in S.China Sea, breaks foreign monopoly: Global Times
July 11, 2022

China’s first domestically developed subsea Christmas tree for oil drilling was recently installed and officially put into operation in the South China Sea, breaking the long-term monopoly of foreign products in this field, the Global Times learned from its developer on Monday. Click here to read…

China’s high-speed railways further boost tourism: People’s Daily
July 11, 2022

The Zhengzhou-Chongqing High-Speed Railway also passes through central China’s Hubei Province and the area best known for the Three Gorges Reservoir. The railway links many popular tourist attractions such as Henan’s Shaolin Temple, Hubei’s Shennongjia, and Ciqikou, an ancient town in Chongqing. The line cuts the travel time between Zhengzhou and Chongqing from about eight hours to around four hours. Click here to read…

Myanmar’s junta rolls out Chinese camera surveillance systems in more cities: Reuters
July 11, 2022

Myanmar’s junta government is installing Chinese-built cameras with facial recognition capabilities in more cities across the country, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said. In tenders to procure and install the security cameras and facial recognition technology, the plans are described as safe city projects aimed at maintaining security and, in some cases, preserving civil peace, said the people who are or have been involved in the projects. Click here to read…

China’s cash crisis culprit named by police, said to have run powerful criminal gang since 2011: South China Morning Post
July 11, 2022

Police in Henan province have shed new light on the alleged culprit behind arguably one of China’s largest financial scandals, in which billions of yuan worth of deposits – comprising the savings of thousands of people – were frozen in rural banks. Click here to read…

China debt: local governments target amateur investors in new round of risky credit expansion: South China Morning Post
July 12, 2022

For William Liu, a Zhejiang-based manufacturing entrepreneur, seeing a slew of risky new investment products crop up online evokes a sense of déjà vu. In 2016, he lost all of his money after investing with two funds that bought debt being used to fund local government projects, but which ultimately never saw the light of day. Now, as China embarks on another infrastructure push to save the economy, wary investors such as Liu and some industry insiders fear that another round of risky debt expansion could be under way. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 69 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 12, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported 69 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 22 in Guangdong and nine in both Henan and Hainan, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 278 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 12 provincial-level regions. Click here to read…

China issues guidelines banning construction of skyscrapers over 500m to improve urban landscape: Global Times
July 12, 2022

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner, issued guidelines on Tuesday to ban the construction of skyscrapers over 500 meters high, and China will strictly limit construction of buildings over 250 meters high. Click here to read…

Symposium on studying Xi Jinping’s economic thought held in Beijing: People’s Daily
July 12, 2022

A symposium took place in Beijing Monday to mark the publication of the study outline for Xi Jinping’s economic thought. He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), attended the event. Speaking at the symposium, He urged efforts to uphold Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping’s economic thought, and make solid progress in the work related to economic and social development. Click here to read…

Oil slides as renewed China COVID curbs temper fuel demand outlook: Reuters
July 12, 2022

Oil prices fell on Tuesday as fresh COVID-19 curbs in China, the world’s biggest crude importer, and fears of a global economic slowdown weighed on the fuel demand outlook. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 13, 2022

Full text of Xi Jinping’s speech at ceremony marking centenary of Communist Youth League of China: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

The following is the full text of a speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, at a ceremony marking the centenary of the Communist Youth League of China on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China to prioritize employment in fiscal and monetary policies, mobilize existing assets to boost effective investment: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

China will adopt fiscal and monetary policies that prioritize job creation, as part of efforts to keep overall economic performance stable, according to a decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to promote regional peace, stability at upcoming U.S.-ASEAN summit: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

The United States, as a non-regional country, should play a positive and constructive role in promoting regional peace and development, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday, in response to reports that the upcoming U.S.-ASEAN summit will discuss issues related to China. Click here to read…

Australia urged to stop distorting facts over China-Solomon Islands security cooperation: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

The security cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands is aboveboard, legitimate, lawful and beyond reproach, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Thursday, urging Australia to stop distorting facts. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 312 new local COVID-19 cases, 227 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 13, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 312 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, of which 227 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said on Friday. Apart from Shanghai, seven other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 42 in Beijing and 15 in Henan. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 227 confirmed, 1,869 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 13, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 227 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 1,869 local asymptomatic cases on Thursday, the municipal health commission said Friday. Click here to read…

China to continue bolstering support for unemployed people: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

China will continue to step up support for unemployed people to ensure their basic living needs, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Policies to expand the coverage of unemployment insurance will be extended for one more year, Gui Zhen, an official with the ministry said Thursday. Click here to read…

China cracks down on cross-border gambling, fraud: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

China has cracked some 11,000 cases related to illegal cross-border gambling and fraud since the beginning of 2021, the National Immigration Administration said Thursday. A total of 15,000 people involved in illegal outbound cross-border gambling activities have been caught, and 290 gangs organizing such illegal activities have been busted, said the administration. Click here to read…

China speeds up green, low-carbon transformation of data centers: Quishi
May 12, 2022

The rapid proliferation of green data centers in China may be attributed to the rapid development of the country’s digital economy, which is driving a wave of green transformation among traditional data centers and resulting in the continual expansion of newly developed ones. Click here to read…

Smaller companies to further benefit from tax cuts, refunds: Quishi
May 12, 2022

Concerted efforts from multiple authorities in supporting value-added tax (VAT) credit refunds to businesses will play a critical role for the country’s smaller businesses facing strong headwinds, and are expected to tide them through challenging times, officials and experts said. Click here to read…

China strives to improve business environment for higher vitality of market entities: Quishi
May 13, 2022

China’s continuous efforts to deepen its reforms to streamline administration, delegate power, improve regulation and upgrade services for building a world-class business environment have greatly vitalized market entities and made important contributions to promoting high-quality economic and social development. Click here to read…

Beijing calls for new series of testing: China Daily
May 13, 2022

The Beijing municipal government has encouraged all residents to work from home on Friday and to stay at home during the coming weekend in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. In addition, another three rounds of mass nucleic acid testing will be conducted starting on Friday, a senior official said on Thursday afternoon. Click here to read…

Patients deal with COVID-19 symptoms for years: China Daily
May 13, 2022

Fatigue, insomnia and muscle weakness plague survivors, research report shows. Around half of recovered COVID-19 patients report at least one symptom two years after their infection with the disease, a study of nearly 1,200 people led by Chinese researchers has found. Click here to read…

China immigration authorities debunk disinformation over alleged heavy-handed border controls: Global Times
May 13, 2022

China’s National Immigration Administration (NIA) and the General Station of Exit and Entry Frontier Inspections in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on Friday debunked rumors surrounding passenger passports or green cards being confiscated when entering or exiting the country. Authorities said that such disinformation aims to undermine China’s COVID-19 prevention measures and regulations. Click here to read…

Beijing juvenile courts reprimand 137 guardians for problematic family education: Global Times
May 13, 2022

The juvenile courts in Beijing have reprimanded 137 parents and guardians with a total of 116 duty notifications or guidance on family education since China’s Family Education Promotion Law was implemented at the beginning of 2022. Click here to read…

Beijing refutes rumors of lockdown, reassures of adequate food supplies amid hoarding: Global Times
May 12, 2022

Amid claims circulating that Beijing would be locked down, which led to local residents flooding supermarkets to hoard food, Beijing officials on Thursday clarified that these are just rumors, but local residents are suggested to stay at home and take nucleic acid testing in the following three days as a bid to curb transmission in communities as early as possible. Click here to read…

US eyes ‘luring’ ASEAN to ‘decouple from China’ with its Indo-Pacific economic framework: Global Times
May 12, 2022

A week ahead of Joe Biden’s Asia visit, the US President is hosting Southeast Asian leaders for a summit in Washington to show the importance the US places on ASEAN, but Chinese analysts believe the US’ vaunted enhanced ties with the region serve as a part of the Indo-Pacific strategy to secure its global leadership. Click here to read…

First bank in Shanghai resumes in-person business as city ramps up recovery: Global Times
May 12, 2022

A branch of Shanghai Rural and Commercial Bank (SRCB) in the city’s Jinshan district resumed in-person business Thursday, becoming the city’s first bank to resume work, as Shanghai’s financial industry accelerated its recovery from the COVID-19 flare-ups. Click here to read…

China, Africa continue to expand clean energy cooperation: People’s Daily
May 13, 2022

Energy shortage has long hindered the social and economic development of Africa. In particular, power supply is a major bottleneck delaying the continent’s industrialization. According to World Bank statistics, 51.6 percent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa did not have access to electricity in 2020, and an estimated 660 million people in the world would lack access in 2030, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to read…

China rolls out multiple measures to help MSMEs, self-employed households pull through difficulties: People’s Daily
May 13, 2022

A recent State Council executive meeting specified that China will further implement measures to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and self-employed households, in an effort to stabilize the economy, as well as industrial and supply chains. Meanwhile, relevant government departments will adjust their policies promptly to ease the financial burdens on these businesses. Click here to read…

China denies suspending passports, invalidating foreign residency cards: Reuters
May 13, 2022

China’s immigration authority is still providing services for necessary trips outside the country, it said on Friday, denying rumours that passport issuances were halted and that residency cards for living in foreign countries were being invalidated. Click here to read…

Chinese universities including Renmin move away from international rankings while aiming for world class: South China Morning Post
May 13, 2022

The reported withdrawal of Beijing’s prestigious Renmin University of China (RUC) and other institutions from taking part in international university rankings has met strong support domestically, reflecting a rejection of standards defined by foreign ranking systems as the country aims to develop “world-class universities with Chinese characteristics”.
News of the university’s plans to withdraw from the rankings first spread online in early May, with national broadcaster China National Radio (CNR) citing sources familiar with the matter confirming that the university’s administrators had reached a consensus. Click here to read…

China tightens curbs on overseas travel as part of Covid battle: South China Morning Post
May 13, 2022

China has said it will impose tight restrictions on “non-essential” overseas travel for its citizens to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak the country has seen in the past two years. The immigration authorities said the curbs were designed to stop infections crossing the border and would include a more rigorous approval process for passports and other travel documents and a crackdown on illegal border crossings. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 11, 2022

Xi sums up experience from CYLC successes: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

The Party’s leadership, firm beliefs and convictions, devotion to national rejuvenation, and its deep roots in the country’s young people are key to the past and future successes of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC), Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday. Click here to read…

Xi stresses self-reform of youth league to maintain advanced nature: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) to have the courage to carry out self-reform to maintain its status as an advanced organization that closely follows the Communist Party of China (CPC) and keeps pace with the times. Click here to read…

Biden says “discussing” whether to drop hiked tariffs on Chinese products: Xinhuanet
May 11, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the administration is discussing whether to drop the additional tariffs on Chinese imports imposed during the Trump administration, while noting that no decision has been made. Click here to read…

China calls for equal, balanced global development partnership: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday called for an equal and balanced global development partnership. Wang made the remarks when addressing the high-level virtual meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI). Click here to read…

China to encourage foreign investment in more industries: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

China will further expand the industry catalog of sectors encouraging foreign investment, authorities said. The new list will add 238 more items, while up to 114 existing ones will be modified with expansion, said a notice issued by China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). Click here to read…

Beijing reports 59 new local COVID-19 infections: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

Beijing reported 59 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections between 3 p.m. Monday and 3 p.m. Tuesday, said local authorities during a press conference held Tuesday. Click here to read…

Senior Jiangxi provincial legislator expelled from Party, public office: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

Gong Jianhua, a vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Jiangxi Provincial People’s Congress, was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC). He was also removed from public office over severe violations of Party discipline and laws, the country’s top anti-graft body said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 228 confirmed, 1,259 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 11, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 228 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 1,259 local asymptomatic cases on Tuesday, the municipal health commission said Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 302 new local COVID-19 cases, 228 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet

May 11, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 302 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, of which 228 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China slams U.S. for changing Taiwan wording on State Department website: Xinhuanet
May 11, 2022

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday slammed the United States for changing wording related to Taiwan on its State Department website, saying the move will hollow out the one-China principle and will backfire. Click here to read…

HKSAR gov’t strongly refutes G7, EU statements on chief executive election: Xinhuanet
May 11, 2022

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Tuesday strongly refuted statements on the HKSAR’s sixth-term chief executive election made by the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) countries and the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy. Click here to read…

Manufacturers embrace the digital economy: China Daily
May 10, 2022

High-quality development has been given fresh impetus. A workshop manufacturing home appliances in Shenyang, Liaoning province, is offering clients a chance to customize refrigerators remotely using their mobile phones. They can choose colors, functions and design styles without having to enter a bricks-and-mortar store. Click here to read…

Guideline targets consumption growth: China Daily
May 11, 2022

Measures aim to boost consumer spending amid spate of outbreaks. A recently released guideline is expected to unleash China’s consumption potential as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 epidemic to foster healthier, more sustainable growth for the overall economy, officials and experts said. Click here to read…

Renmin University pulls itself out of overseas ranking systems: China Daily
May 11, 2022

Renmin University of China has decided not to participate in any overseas university rankings, the website of China National Radio has reported, citing multiple sources familiar with the matter. Click here to read…

Academics discuss tech impact on human rights: China Daily
May 11, 2022

The Chinese academic community will enhance dialogue and collaboration with international peers to promote the use of science and technology for the benefit of human rights and mankind, officials and experts said. Click here to read…

Shanghai receives food aid from Gansu: China Daily
May 11, 2022

A train loaded with more than 600 metric tons of food aid from Gansu province arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday. The supplies, which were packed in more than 60,000 boxes, comprise 12 featured vegetables and fruits growing in the province’s plateau area. The train also transported some 7,000 boxes of beef noodles from Lanzhou. Click here to read…

Makeshift hospitals within schools closed, disinfected as COVID-19 situation improves: China Daily
May 11, 2022

Makeshift hospitals set up within schools in Shanghai have gradually been closed following disinfection and safety evaluations as locally transmitted infection numbers continue to fall. Shanghai Xijiao School, a school in Changning district to host a makeshift hospital, underwent a two-day disinfection which ended on Tuesday. Another round of disinfection will be carried out following an environmental assessment according to the report of local news portal the Paper. Click here to read…

Superpowers promising not to seek hegemony primary responsible for space security, Chinese diplomat urges: Global Times
May 11, 2022

The primary responsible behavior in space should have superpowers to promise not to seek hegemony, nor dominate the outer space, a senior Chinese diplomat said, elaborating China’s views on how to protect space security and avoid arms race in space. Click here to read…

City near Shanghai to give cash rewards for residents participating in nucleic acid testing: Global Times
May 11, 2022

Local authorities in Jiangyin, a city in East China’s Jiangsu Province, announced they will give a cash reward of 100 yuan ($15) to residents who consistently take part in five rounds of nucleic acid tests, while those who fail to participate more than two tests will be quarantined at their own expense and punished in accordance with the law. Click here to read…

Shanghai’s latest outbreak caused by Omicron’s BA.2 and BA.2.2 mutations, no new variants detected: Global Times
May 11, 2022

The gene sequencing results show the viruses that caused rapid spread in the latest outbreak in Shanghai since March 1 are Omicron’s BA.2 and BA.2.2 mutations, and no new variants have been found. Click here to read…

Xinjiang invites Muslim residents, imams via video link to debunk disinformation ahead of UN human rights chief’s visit: Global Times
May 10, 2022

Happily dancing crowds to celebrate the festival of Eid al-Fitr, clean and solemn mosques with Muslims waiting for prayer time, students in the Xinjiang Islamic Institute reading doctrine out loud … these were the scenarios displayed during an online meeting held by the government of Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday to show the situation of religious freedom in the region. Click here to read…

PLA shadows US cruiser through Taiwan Straits, vows to counter provocations: Global Times
May 11, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Tuesday shadowed a US Navy cruiser when it made a provocative transit through the Taiwan Straits. Click here to read…

China to launch pilot projects for integration of domestic and foreign trade: Global Times
May 11, 2022

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) together with 14 government departments issued a notice on Tuesday about launching pilot projects to advance the integration of domestic and foreign trade by removing institutional barriers. The country is rolling out a replicable model to promote a more self-reliant dual-circulation economic strategy for sustainable growth in the coming years. Click here to read…

China unveils draft new version of catalogue for foreign investment in ‘encouraged’ sectors: Global Times
May 10, 2022

China on Tuesday unveiled a draft version of the “encouraged industry” catalogue for foreign investment, continuing to incentivize foreign businesses toward making commitments in manufacturing and services in the less-developed regions of the country. Click here to read…

China speeds up green, low-carbon transformation of data centers: People’s Daily
May 11, 2022

The rapid proliferation of green data centers in China may be attributed to the rapid development of the country’s digital economy, which is driving a wave of green transformation among traditional data centers and resulting in the continual expansion of newly developed ones. Click here to read…

Second 2022 BRICS Think Tank Symposium Held: People’s Daily
May 11, 2022

On May 6, 2022, the second BRICS Think Tank Symposium was held in Chongqing both online and offline. The theme of this conference is “BRICS Cooperation and Global Development: New Era, New Mission, New Plan”, which was hosted by China Council for BRICS Think-tank Cooperation(CCBTC), the Chinese coordinator for BRICS think tank cooperation, and organized by Sichuan International Studies University, the vice-chairman organization of CCBTC. Think tank scholars and business representatives from BRICS countries carried out in-depth exchanges and discussions under the theme. Click here to read…

WHO chief says China’s zero-COVID policy not ‘sustainable’: Reuters
May 10, 2022

The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday China’s zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy is not sustainable given what is now known of the virus, in rare public comments by the U.N. agency on a government’s handling of the pandemic. Click here to read…

COVID-19 outbreak hobbles Chinese demand for cobalt, nickel, lithium: Reuters
May 11, 2022

China’s COVID-19 outbreak is suppressing the country’s consumption of cobalt, nickel and lithium by disrupting transportation and cutting battery manufacturing, state-backed research house Antaike said. Click here to read…

WHO chief’s remarks on China’s COVID policy blocked on country’s social media: Reuters
May 11, 2022

A United Nations Weibo post on the World Health Organization chief’s comments that China’s zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy is not sustainable was removed from the Chinese social media platform on Wednesday morning shortly after being published. Click here to read…

Spy boss hints unhappy China officials aiding Australia: Taipei Times
May 11, 2022

The head of Australia’s foreign intelligence service has used a rare public address to suggest that an increasing number of disillusioned Chinese officials are willing to cooperate with the agency. Click here to read…

Chinese media unveils details of US-inspired military logistics system: South China Morning Post
May 11, 2022

Chinese state media has released details of the country’s military logistics supply networks and how they are operating under the concept of joint operations in a system analysts said was inspired by the US military’s transport command. State-owned China Central Television’s WeChat social media account on Monday published a report about the operations of the five logistic support centres of the People’s Liberation Army five theatre commands in the Central, West, East, South and North. Click here to read…

How China-backed projects made Sri Lanka’s economic meltdown worse: South China Morning Post
May 11, 2022

An airport without planes, a revolving restaurant with no diners, a debt-laden seaport – Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has been exacerbated by Chinese-funded projects that stand as neglected monuments to government extravagance. The South Asian island nation borrowed heavily to plug years of budget shortfalls and trade deficits, but squandered huge sums on ill-considered infrastructure projects that have further drained public finances.
It is now in the grip of its worst financial crisis since independence from Britain in 1948, with months of blackouts and acute shortages of food and fuel plaguing its 22 million people. Click here to read…

China will boost ties with Russia in military tech, energy and space, top envoy says: South China Morning Post
May 09, 2022

China will continue to deepen cooperation with Russia on military technology, energy and space, according to its top envoy in Moscow, amid speculation that Beijing might help its neighbour evade sanctions over the war in Ukraine. In an interview with Russian state news agency Tass, Zhang Hanhui said energy had been the “most important, fruitful and extensive area of pragmatic cooperation between Russia and China”. He said such cooperation would be strengthened but – as Europe tries to reduce its dependence on Russian fuel – Zhang stopped short of promising to buy more oil and gas from Russia.
Zhang said there were difficulties in bilateral trade with Russia but the two sides would enhance settlements in their national currencies to ensure stable trade that they hoped would reach US$200 billion by 2024. Click here to read…

Chinese smart satellite tracks US aircraft carrier in real time, researchers say: South China Morning Post
May 11, 2022

When USS Harry S. Truman was heading to a strait transit drill off the coast of Long Island in New York on June 17 last year, a Chinese remote sensing satellite powered by the latest artificial intelligence technology automatically detected the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and alerted Beijing with the precise coordinates, according to a new study by Chinese space scientists. The live-fire exercise that day involved a joint action of seven warships and many planes to simulate a fight against a powerful enemy while passing a narrow passage of water. The fleet tested numerous tactics such as changing formation and making emergency manoeuvres to deter enemy submarines and other threats, according to the US Navy. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 28, 2022

China to intensify policies to stabilize and boost employment, further smooth international and domestic logistics: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

China decided on greater policy support for keeping payrolls stable and boosting job creation, in a bid to maintain employment stability and ensure stable economic performance, according to a decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Senior Chinese official stresses ethnic unity, development in Inner Mongolia: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

A senior Chinese official urged north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to reinforce the sense of all ethnic groups being within the community of the Chinese nation, while pursuing long-lasting stability and prosperity as well as high-quality development. Click here to read…

Vice premier stresses importance of national territory spatial planning: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Wednesday called for efforts to ensure the high-quality completion of national territory spatial planning work. Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks at a teleconference. Click here to read…

Data products published in China to support sustainable development of BRICS: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

A Chinese institution has published a series of data products to support scientific research on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of BRICS countries, according to the BRICS Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development held in Beijing on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China to advance research in philosophy, social sciences: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

The Chinese authority published a plan Wednesday to develop philosophy and social sciences during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). The country aims to develop philosophy and social sciences with Chinese characteristics, which have considerable academic frameworks, strong academic capacities, high research levels, and international influence, noted the plan issued by the general office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. Click here to read…

Shanghai new COVID-19 cases: 1,292 confirmed, 9,330 asymptomatic: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 1,292 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 9,330 local asymptomatic carriers on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 1,494 new local COVID-19 cases, 1,292 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 1,494 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 1,292 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Thursday. Click here to read…

Tibet improves infrastructure to boost tourism: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region pooled more than 500 million yuan (about 76.2 million U.S. dollars) into tourism infrastructure projects to boost its tourism industry in 2021, said the regional tourism development department Wednesday. Click here to read…

Iranian president meets with Chinese defense minister: China Military
April 27, 2022

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi met with the visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe in Tehran on Wednesday. Ebrahim Raisi said that Iran and China share weal and woe and hold similar stances and support each other in international affairs. Click here to read…

New measures to help logistics sector: China Daily
April 27, 2022

With COVID-19 lockdowns posing a threat to supply chains, China has adopted stronger measures to ensure unimpeded logistics-especially for daily necessities and key production materials-to shore up economic growth and protect public well-being. Click here to read…

Ministry prioritizing finding jobs for new graduates: China Daily
April 28, 2022

The employment of young people, college graduates in particular, will remain the priority of the nation’s work in stabilizing the job market this year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Beijing’s neighbor in Hebei locked down: China Daily
April 27, 2022

Sanhe, a county-level city in Langfang, Hebei province, was ordered to enter a “static” state on Wednesday afternoon after a resident tested positive for COVID-19. Under static conditions, all residents in the city, which is a near neighbor of Beijing, are required to stay home. Stores and other businesses are suspended, according to a notice from the city’s office for COVID-19 prevention and control on Wednesday afternoon. Click here to read…

Survey highlights sources of anxiety in young Chinese: China Daily
April 27, 2022

Nearly 70 percent of young Chinese internet users face varying degrees of anxiety mainly caused by their studies, work, appearance, and health, according to the Survey Report on the Social Mentality of Young Internet Users in China (2009-2021) which was released recently. Click here to read…

Internet hospital opened in Guangdong for occupational diseases: China Daily
April 28, 2022

Guangdong province has taken the lead in the Chinese mainland in opening an internet hospital for occupational diseases, offering online consultation, diagnosis, treatment and related medical services. Click here to read…

Students identified as key group in Beijing outbreak: China Daily
April 28, 2022

Beijing has registered more than 100 COVID-19 cases in the latest outbreak and more than 30 percent of those infected are from schools and kindergartens, a senior official said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

President Xi calls for advancing infrastructure development: Global Times
April 27, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chairman of the Central Military Commission, and director of the Central Commission for Financial and Economic Affairs (CCFEA), presided over the 11th meeting of the CCFEA on Tuesday to discuss matters on comprehensively advancing infrastructure development and implementing decisions and plans made by the CCFEA since the 19th CPC National Congress in 2017. Click here to read…

China’s Ministry of Public Security vows to punish those who profit from disaster and crack down on violations that disrupt market order: Global Times
April 27, 2022

China’s Ministry of Public Security vowed to severely punish those who profit from disaster and strictly crack down on violations that disrupt the order of the market economy to maintain and stabilize the epidemic prevention and control work following multiple violations amid the fight against COVID-19. Click here to read…

China agrees with subjecting UNSC veto to debate, but also raises concerns over its potential procedural confusion: Global Times
April 27, 2022

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution that allows it to convene automatically when a veto is cast. China’s UN representative said that China understands the original intention of the move, but is also concerned over the procedural confusion and inconsistency in practice it may cause, and whether it can achieve its intended purpose. Click here to read…

Chinese and US politicians call on both sides to jointly push forward bilateral relations: Global Times
April 28, 2022

Diplomats, experts and scholars from both China and the US said on Wednesday that a path should be found to let go of differences and move toward stability and peace, especially at a moment when bilateral relations are most challenging. Click here to read…

Chinese firms in Pakistan step up security measures after deadly attack: Global Times
April 27, 2022

Chinese businesses in Pakistan are operating without disruption, though they are ramping up precautions to ensure the safety of personnel and projects in accordance with official guidelines, after a terrorist attack in Karachi killed three Chinese nationals on Tuesday afternoon. Click here to read…

Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport cancels 90% flights following abnormal nucleic test result: Global Times
April 28, 2022

Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport cancelled 90% flights on Thursday morning following abnormal nucleic test result, according to flight information provider VariFlight and the airport statement. Click here to read…

Chinese industrial park project wins approval in Afghanistan: Global Times
April 28, 2022

Chinatown in Kabul, a Chinese business group in Afghanistan, is expected to see considerable expansion after the “Chinatown industrial park project” won government approval recently, a source with the group told the Global Times on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China ranks first globally in international patent applications for third consecutive year: People’s Daily
April 28, 2022

China has ranked first in the world in terms of the number of international patent applications for a third consecutive year, said a recent press conference. Officials with the administration for market regulation in Haigang district, Qinhuangdao, north China’s Hebei province introduce intellectual property rights protection to a merchant, April 20, 2022. Click here to read…

Shanghai’s focus shifts to vaccination of elderly as new cases decline: Reuters
April 28, 2022

The COVID-hit city of Shanghai is making more resources available to improve vaccination rates among the elderly as daily case numbers decline and it looks for a way out of four weeks of stringent lockdown restrictions. Click here to read…

COVID lockdowns upset the rice bowls of China’s commuter workers: Reuters
April 28, 2022

When the town of Yanjiao near Beijing was suddenly plunged into a COVID-19 lockdown last month, taxi driver Dong Tiejun was forced to drive hundreds of kilometres to avoid roadblocks and get a passenger to Tianjin, a metropolis on the northeast coast. Click here to read…

China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu: Reuters
April 27, 2022

China has recorded its first human infection with the H3N8 strain of bird flu, but the risk of its spread among people is low, the health authority said. The variant was found in a four-year-old boy from the central province of Henan province who showed fever and other symptoms on April 5, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 25, 2022

Former court official under probe: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Hu Yifeng, former president of the Higher People’s Court of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has been put under investigation for suspected severe violations of Party disciplines and laws, an official statement said Friday. Click here to read…

Xi unanimously elected delegate to 20th CPC National Congress: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Xi Jinping was elected delegate to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the CPC Guangxi regional congress by a unanimous vote on Friday. Xi was nominated by the CPC Central Committee as a candidate for delegate to the 20th CPC National Congress, scheduled to be held in the second half of 2022. Click here to read…

New Party chiefs of Hebei, Sichuan provinces appointed: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Ni Yuefeng has been appointed secretary of the Hebei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Wang Dongfeng, according to a decision of the CPC Central Committee. Wang Xiaohui has been appointed secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, replacing Peng Qinghua, according to the decisionClick here to read…

China lays out priorities on improving government transparency: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

The General Office of the State Council has released a document laying out the priorities for improving government transparency in 2022. It stresses improving information disclosure related to market entities, cutting taxes and fees, expanding effective investment, and COVID-19 containment. Click here to read…

Sound legislation urged for Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ecological conservation: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu on Friday urged the advancement of sound legislation work to protect the ecological environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, made the remarks while attending a symposium on the matter. Click here to read…

Xi encourages whole Chinese society to read more: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

President Xi Jinping has encouraged the whole Chinese society to read more to foster a good reading environment, in a congratulatory letter sent on the occasion of the country’s first national reading campaign that opened on Saturday. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to clarify its Ukraine bio-military activities: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

The United States should give comprehensive and detailed clarification of its bio-military activities, and end its solitary stance of opposing the establishment of a multilateral verification mechanism for biological weapons, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier, Sri Lankan PM hold phone call on bilateral ties: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday held a phone conversation with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on bilateral ties at the latter’s request. In the phone call, Li noted that the two countries enjoy profound traditional friendship and are strategic cooperative partners. Click here to read…

China, Vietnam coast guards conduct joint patrol: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

Chinese and Vietnamese coast guards carried out a joint patrol from Tuesday to Thursday in Beibu Gulf waters, according to the China Coast Guard (CCG). It was the 23rd joint patrol by the maritime law enforcement forces of the two countries in Beibu Gulf waters since 2006 and the first this year. Click here to read…

China’s shipbuilding sector continues to lead in world market: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

China remained the world’s leading shipbuilder in the first quarter of the year, taking up nearly half of the international market share in terms of output and new and holding orders, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed. Click here to read…

Digital book readership in China exceeds 500 mln in 2021: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

The number of digital book readers in China reached 506 million in 2021, up 2.43 percent year on year, according to an industry report released Saturday. The overall scale of China’s digital reading market reached 41.57 billion yuan (about 6.4 billion U.S. dollars), marking a year-on-year growth of 18.23 percent, according to the China digital readership report 2021. Click here to read…

China mulls building defense system against near-Earth asteroids: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

China is set to build monitoring and defense systems protecting the planet from the dangers of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Wu Yanhua, deputy director of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), told China’s CCTV News recently that China will start to build an Earth-based and space-based NEA monitoring and warning system, in order to ensure the safe, stable and orderly operation of spacecraft. Click here to read…

Death toll reaches 87 in Shanghai’s current COVID-19 outbreak: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

A total of 87 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Shanghai, of which the average age was around 81, the municipal health commission said Sunday. Among the deceased, the oldest was 101-years-old. All of those who passed away had serious underlying health conditions such as malignant tumors, coronary heart disease and hypertension. The direct causes of their deaths are basic diseases, said the commission. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 2,666 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 2,666 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 2,472 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Monday. Click here to read…

China cracks down on IPR violations regarding Beijing Winter Olympics: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

China’s National Copyright Administration and five other authorities have been supervising the investigation of some key cases involving infringements of copyright and other intellectual property rights (IPR) related to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. Click here to read…

Invigorating China’s space exploration dream: China Military
April 24, 2022

On April 24, 1970, a young man in a village in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province was thrilled to get the news that China sent its first satellite Dongfanghong-1 into space. That young man, Xi Jinping, later became Chinese President. Click here to read…

How CPC elects delegates to upcoming Party congress: China Daily
April 23, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC), the world’s largest governing party, will convene its 20th national congress in the second half of the year. The quinquennial event will review the work of the past five years, chart the course for the future, and elect new central leadership. Click here to read…

China makes headway in IP industry: China Daily
April 25, 2022

Patents and trademarks increase as nation looks to become ‘powerhouse’. The quality and quantity of Chinese intellectual property continued to rise in 2021, with 696,000 invention patents authorized throughout the year, a senior official said. Click here to read…

Xinjiang’s first plateau airport starts operation: China Daily
April 24, 2022

With the successful landing of China Southern Airlines Flight CZ6681 at the Zhaosu Tianma Airport in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Friday, the region’s first plateau airport was officially put into operation. Click here to read…

Cargo train connects Gansu with Southeast Asia: China Daily
April 22, 2022

A cargo train carrying more than 530 metric tons of asbestos in 20 containers departed Dunhuang, Gansu province, for Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday. The train will leave the country via Mohan port in Yunnan province and is expected to reach Bangkok in 12 days, after passing through Vientiane, Laos. Click here to read…

41 COVID cases seen in Beijing over weekend: China Daily
April 25, 2022

Beijing reported 41 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases between Friday and Sunday in various locations in the city, further complicating prevention and control efforts in the capital, a senior official said on Sunday. Click here to read…

Xinjiang regional govt guarantees all workers’ rights to be protected: Global Times
April 22, 2022

The Xinjiang regional government has made pledges to workers of all ethnic backgrounds that they will enjoy the rights to choose their career freely and that they will all work under equal working conditions, Xinjiang regional government spokesperson Xu Guixiang said at a conference on Friday. The conference was held ahead of the International Workers Day, all known as May Day. The regional government has also vowed stringent measures to crack down on violations of laws about workers, including forced labor. Click here to read…

Shanghai investigates more unauthorized suppliers of household goods during community lockdown: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Shanghai’s market regulators have increased the supervision of household goods provided to residents during the recent COVID-19 outbreak and made public several cases of food safety violations. Click here to read…

Chinese FM elaborates on China-proposed Global Security Initiative, stresses nation will always be the backbone of guarding world peace: Global Times
April 24, 2022

As Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed for the first time a Global Security Initiative at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave a detailed elaboration on the initiative in an article published on People’s Daily on Sunday, answering to the question: “What kind of security concept does the world need and how can countries achieve common security?” Click here to read…

12 chief commanders and designers of China’s missiles make their public debut after retirement: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Twelve chief commanders and designers of China’s missiles who remained undisclosed made their public debut for the first time on Sunday after retiring and ending a period of secrecy. The life stories of the 12 experts are recorded in the book Missile Life, which was first released by the Second Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) at the Space Day on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s home-built aircraft carrier Shandong starts 1st maintenance, refurbishment: media reports: Global Times
April 24, 2022

The Shandong, China’s second aircraft carrier and the first developed domestically, reportedly started its first scheduled maintenance and refurbishment that is expected to enhance the flattop’s usability after more than two years of active service. The procedure could involve the painting of new non-skid coating as well as repairs and upgrades for some subsystems, and the carrier would come back stronger than ever in a few months, observers said on Sunday. Click here to read…

PLA Navy celebrates 73rd birthday with half dozen new warships, conspicuous hint on third aircraft carrier: Global Times
April 23, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy celebrated its 73rd anniversary on Saturday by announcing, over the past days, the commissioning of half a dozen powerful warships and two types of advanced vessel-based helicopters, which have already started training to form combat capabilities. These achievements are a reflection of the Navy’s rapid, tremendous growth over the recent years, which is enabling the naval force to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, top officers on some of the country’s mightiest warships said in exclusive interviews with the Global Times. Click here to read…

China’s benchmark stock market sinks to 22-month low on Monday over COVID fears: Global Times
April 25, 2022

China’s benchmark stock market sank down by more than two percent to near 3,000 points, the lowest point in about 22 months, as the country’s coronavirus situation continued to drag down market confidence despite multiple weeks of control and prevention measures. Click here to read…

Shanghai factories face challenges despite efforts for work resumption: Global Times
April 24, 2022

Factories in Shanghai ranging from car firms to heavy industrial enterprises have begun to resume production over the past week, as the city is mounting a broad work resumption campaign for the manufacturing sector while ensuring epidemic controls, after authorities pressed the pause button on the bustling metropolis in late March. Click here to read…

Former head of China Merchants Bank under disciplinary investigation: Global Times
April 22, 2022

China Merchants Bank’s former Party secretary and president Tian Huiyu has been put under disciplinary investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the State Commission for Supervision on suspicion of serious violations of discipline, the top anti-graft authorities announced on Friday. Click here to read…

AI facilitates implementation of dynamic zero-COVID policy in Shenzhen: People’s Daily
April 22, 2022

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies have been widely applied in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province, helping improve the efficiency of Shenzhen’s response to public health emergencies and inter-department collaboration capabilities of the city during its implementation of the dynamic zero-COVID policy. Click here to read…

Beijing’s biggest district begins COVID mass testing: Reuters
April 25, 2022

Beijing kicked off three rounds of COVID-19 testing for all residents of its biggest district Chaoyang on Monday after dozens of cases were reported, prompting people to stock up on food over fears of an eventual strict Shanghai-style lockdown. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 39 new COVID-related deaths on April 23: Reuters
April 24, 2022

The Chinese financial hub of Shanghai reported 39 new deaths among its COVID-19 patients on April 23, up from 12 the day before, the local government said on Sunday. The city also recorded 19,657 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases, down from 20,634 a day earlier. The number of confirmed symptomatic infections stood at 1,401, also down from 2,736 the previous day. Click here to read…

Britain seeks law change to ban medical supplies from China’s Xinjiang: Reuters
April 22, 2022

Britain has proposed changes to legislation that would ban its health service from buying medical supplies made in China’s Xinjiang region, after pressure from rights groups over Beijing’s treatment of the Uyghur people. Click here to read…

China ready to offer Sri Lanka ‘urgent help’: Taipei Times
April 24, 2022

China on Friday told Sri Lanka that it is ready to provide “urgently needed help,” an offer that came after the South Asian nation deployed its military to quell anger over its worst economic crisis in decades. Click here to read…

Shanghai adds 51 new deaths from Covid-19, takes total toll to 138 amid rise in symptomatic cases: South China Morning Post
April 25, 2022

Shanghai’s fatalities from Covid-19 have risen to a record 51 deaths amid a 76.4 per cent jump in the number of symptomatic cases. Symptomatic cases amounted to 2,472 in the previous 24 hours, compared with 1,401 a day earlier, according to data released on Monday. New infections amounted to 19,455, 7.6 per cent fewer than the previous day, bringing the city’s total cases to 506,000. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 19, 2022

China’s top legislator attends symposium of lawmakers: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Top legislator Li Zhanshu on Monday urged Chinese lawmakers to perform their statutory duties, faithfully represent the people’s interests, and pave the way for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Click here to read…

China’s top legislature starts standing committee session: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, started its 34th session Monday in Beijing. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the session’s first plenary meeting. Click here to read…

China mulls tougher law against women trafficking: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft law revision to provide tougher rules against trafficking women. The draft revision to the Law on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Women was submitted on Monday to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee for a second reading. Click here to read…

Chinese vice premier stresses stabilizing industrial, supply chains: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Monday underlined efforts to keep supply and industrial chains stable. Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks at a national teleconference on the subject. Click here to read…

China mulls tighter oversight of derivatives trading: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft law to tighten oversight of derivatives trading to guard against financial risks. The draft law on futures and derivatives was submitted on Monday to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee for a third reading. Click here to read…

China nucleic acid testing capacity at 51.65 mln samples a day: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

Chinese nucleic acid testing agencies can process 51.65 million samples per day, the State Council joint COVID-19 prevention and control mechanism team said Sunday. Mass nucleic acid testing has been an effective tool to spot COVID-19 infections in China and a stronger capacity will raise people’s confidence to contain the epidemic, the team said in a statement. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 3,297 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 19, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported 3,297 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 3,084 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Tuesday. Apart from Shanghai, 18 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 88 in the northeastern province of Jilin. Click here to read…

Yangtze River Delta cities roll out supportive policies for small enterprises: Xinhuanet
April 19, 2022

Major cities in China’s Yangtze River Delta, a private economic hub, have rolled out a series of measures to alleviate the cash crunch faced by small and micro enterprises caused by the recent COVID-19 resurgence. Fiscal policies such as tax and fee reductions, an extension of the deadline for filing tax returns, and rent concessions have been introduced for tens of thousands of private enterprises and individual entrepreneurs. Click here to read…

Top court orders crackdown on fraud against seniors: Xinhuanet
April 18, 2022

China’s top court has ordered a nationwide campaign to crack down on fraud crimes against senior citizens, especially fraud in the name of elderly care. The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said that courts nationwide should seriously punish relevant crimes. Such efforts must include more severe financial penalties on the criminals. Click here to read…

China’s economy on solid footing despite challenges of COVID, external uncertainty: Quishi
April 19, 2022

China’s economy got off to a steady start in 2022 in the face of global challenges and a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.8 percent year on year to 27.02 trillion yuan (about 4.24 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first three months, quickening from a 4-percent increase in the fourth quarter last year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday. Click here to read…

Bus drivers called on to provide vital transport: China Daily
April 19, 2022

Among the many unsung heroes on the front line of Shanghai’s latest outbreak of COVID-19, bus drivers are playing a critical role in ensuring infected people are transported efficiently and safely to the facilities they need to get to for treatment and quarantine. Click here to read…

Shanghai to restart production, smooth logistic hurdles: China Daily

April 19, 2022

Shanghai is on track to resume production and ensure smooth logistics following a COVID-related citywide lockdown since April 1, as the city moves to safeguard its industrial and supply chains. A series of policies and measures, including a national directive to ensure smooth logistics and stabilize industrial and supply chains, are seen as key in reviving production and expediting recovery in China’s commercial hub. Click here to read…

City in Anhui tightens epidemic control measures: China Daily
April 18, 2022

Wuhu, Anhui province, locked down its main urban areas on Sunday — so-called static management — following a report of a COVID-19 infection, the local government said. Prevention measures include curtailing traffic movement, except for vehicles with traffic permit certificates for epidemic control and prevention purposes, it said. Click here to read…

Robots help with deliveries, disinfection amid fight against Omicron in Shanghai: Global Times
April 19, 2022

Various kinds of unmanned robots are being used in Shanghai to battle the latest round of the Omicron variant outbreak. Unmanned disinfection robots and delivery robots have helped to reduce human contact and cut the infection risks. Click here to read…

China may see negative population growth in 2022, 12 years earlier than UN prediction: Global Times
April 19, 2022

Experts said that population aging may lead China to count more deaths than births in 2022, 12 years earlier than the UN predicted. They suggested boosting commercial insurance to support the elderly given the current inadequate old age welfare system. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports seven more COVID-19 patient deaths in latest Omicron outbreak; death tally reaches 10: Global Times
April 19, 2022

Shanghai on Tuesday reported seven more COVID-19 patient deaths all involving elderly people who haven’t received COVID-19 vaccines, making the total number up to 10 amid this around of Omicron outbreak, according to the Shanghai health authorities. Click here to read…

High speed, AI trends for future helicopters, says Chinese attack chopper designer: Global Times
April 18, 2022

High speeds and artificial intelligence (AI) are among the trends in the development of future helicopters, a top Chinese military helicopter designer said during a recent public lecture, giving a glimpse into the possibilities of the country’s next-generation choppers, which could feature completely new designs and configurations. Click here to read…

China to step up financial support for industries hit by COVID outbreaks: Reuters
April 18, 2022

China will step up financial support for industries, firms and people affected by COVID-19 outbreaks, the central bank said on Monday, as part of steps to cushion economic slowdown. Authorities will guide financial institutions to expand lending and surrender profits to the real economy, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement on its website. Click here to read…

China’s Xi sticks with COVID stance despite anger, economic headwinds: Reuters
April 19, 2022

For many leaders, mounting public anger and a rapidly worsening economic outlook would be cause for worry and a policy rethink. But Chinese President Xi Jinping, who doubtless would prefer smoother sailing in the run-up to a third leadership term, is doubling down on a signature “dynamic zero” COVID-19 policy that has been increasingly tested by the more infectious Omicron variant. Click here to read…

China suspends promotion of “common prosperity” amid economic slump: Kyodo
April 18, 2022

China has decided to suspend the full promotion of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious “common prosperity” policy for the time being, with the economy slowing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a Chinese source familiar with the matter said Monday. Last year, Xi pledged to pursue common prosperity, aimed at reducing the income gap at home by levying more regulations on the nation’s lucrative sectors, including the IT and financial industries.
Click here to read…

No hot showers, 24-hour lights in China quarantine: Taipei Times
April 19, 2022

Beibei sleeps beside thousands of strangers in rows of cots in a high-ceilinged exhibition center. The lights stay on all night, and the 30-year-old real-estate saleswoman has yet to find a hot shower. Beibei and her husband were ordered into the massive National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai on Tuesday last week after spending 10 days isolated at home following a positive COVID-19 test. Their two-year-old daughter, who was negative, went to her grandfather, while her nanny also went into quarantine. Click here to read…

COVID-19: Shanghai lockdown sees first COVID-19 deaths: Taipei Times
April 19, 2022

Just three people have died from COVID-19 in Shanghai since a grueling lockdown began last month, despite recording hundreds of thousands of cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, China said yesterday. Click here to read…

Chinese security official orders risk elimination drive ahead of key Communist Party congress: South China Morning Post
April 18, 2022

China’s political and legal affairs chief, a protégé of President Xi Jinping, has ordered a new round of inspections to remove potential risks ahead of this year’s all-important Communist Party national congress. “[We] must consistently innovate with our political and legal work to welcome the victorious hosting of the 20th party congress,” said Chen Yixin, secretary general of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, China’s top law enforcement body.
His remarks were reported on the social media account of the commission, which oversees all of China’s police force, prosecutors, judges and its state security personnel. Click here to read…

Top research body cuts use of China’s largest online academic database over steep fees: South China Morning Post
April 19, 2022

China’s top research organisation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will suspend its use of the country’s biggest online academic database because of its hefty annual subscription fee. A notice issued by CAS’ National Science Library earlier this month said it had covered the academy’s subscription fees to CNKI, or China National Knowledge Infrastructure, since 2008 but the fees had been rising steeply every year based on CNKI’s influence in the market, according to Hongxing News, an online news service also known as Red Star News. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 01, 2022

Xi chairs CPC leadership meeting on plane crash emergency response: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday held a meeting to hear a report on the emergency response to the recent China Eastern Airlines plane crash. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chaired the meeting, which made deployment for follow-up work. Click here to read…

Former senior official Fu Zhenghua expelled from Party, public office: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

Fu Zhenghua, a former official who had served as China’s deputy police chief and justice minister, was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws. The punishment of Fu was announced by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, China’s top anti-graft body, on Thursday. Click here to read…

Xi’s article on agriculture, rural areas, rural residents to be published: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

An important article on issues related to agriculture, rural areas and rural residents by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will be published on Friday. Click here to read…

China urges Japan to stay out of Taiwan-related affairs: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

A Chinese military spokesperson on Thursday said that Taiwan question is China’s internal affair and urged Japan to stay out of it. Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, made the comments when responding to a relevant question at a regular press conference. Click here to read…

Joint Statement of the Third Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Among the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

The third Foreign Ministers’ Meeting among the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan was held in Tunxi, Anhui Province in China on March 31, 2022. Foreign Ministers or senior representatives of seven countries, namely China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, attended the meeting. Click here to read…

China-India corps commander level meeting yields positive, constructive results: spokesperson: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

The 15th round of the China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting has yielded positive and constructive results, Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, said at a press conference Thursday. Click here to read…

China sees deficit in int’l service trade: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

China continued to see a deficit in international service trade in the first two months of 2022, data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange showed Thursday. Service trade exports stood at 411 billion yuan (about 64.6 billion U.S. dollars) during the January-February period, while imports came in at 485.9 billion yuan, resulting in a deficit of 74.9 billion yuan. Click here to read…

Construction of all 56 Venues for Hangzhou 2022 completed: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

With almost half a year to go before the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, venues are ready for a Green, Smart, Economical and Ethical Asian Games. Yangshan Sports Climbing Center, located in Keqiao District, Shaoxing, is the last venue scheduled to be finished by the end of March 2022, among the construction of all venues. As it passed the inspection of sports events function on Thursday, all 56 venues for the Hangzhou Asian Games and the Asian Para Games have been completed. Click here to read…

Enhanced domestic crude oil, gas output to help ensure energy security: Qiushi
April 1, 2022

China has vowed to further enhance national energy security through strengthening domestic crude and gas supplies while developing clean energy on a large scale to steadily push forward the country’s green energy transition. The National Energy Administration is targeting 200 million tons of crude production this year, up from last year’s 199 million tons, while the goal for domestic natural gas production in 2022 is 214 billion cubic meters, up 4.2 percent year-on-year, according to its annual energy industry guideline published on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China, Pakistan to further promote military cooperation in various fields China Military
March 31, 2022

The military-to-military relations, serving as the mainstay of the China-Pakistan friendship, have played an important role in the development of bilateral relations for a long time, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, at a regular press conference on Thursday. Click here to read…

15th round China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting positive and constructive: China Military

China and India sides have agreed to properly handle the border issue through negotiation and consultation, firmly opposing interference from a third party, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MND) at a regular press conference in Beijing today. Click here to read…

Ex-justice minister ousted from Party: China Daily
April 1, 2022

A former official who had served as China’s deputy police chief and justice minister was expelled from the Communist Party of China and removed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws. Click here to read…

Shanghai to launch phase II of lockdown: China Daily
April 1, 2022

Shanghai will start the second phase of its lockdown on Friday and begin mass testing of more than 16 million residents living in Puxi, the area west of the Huangpu River. Two rounds of nucleic acid tests were due to have been completed by 3 am on Friday among around 9.1 million residents east of the Huangpu River, who have been under lockdown since Monday. Click here to read…

‘Patient zero’ in Yangzhou outbreak arrested: China Daily
March 31, 2022

A woman believed to be “patient zero” in last July’s COVID-19 outbreak in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province has been arrested on suspicion of obstructing the prevention and control of infectious diseases, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate announced on Thursday. Click here to read…

Changchun govt in Jilin punishes two officials over improper posts: China Daily
March 31, 2022

The Changchun government of Jilin province punished two officials for imposing unjust measures during the recent outbreak of COVID-19, according to a statement released by the government on Thursday. Click here to read…

US ‘biggest disrupter’ in South China Sea: China Daily
April 1, 2022

The United States is the biggest culprit behind the militarization of the South China Sea, and the “biggest disrupter and troublemaker” in the region, the Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday. Click here to read…

5 million people join a joyful ‘virtual disco dance’ on the eve of Puxi’s lockdown in Shanghai: Global Times
April 1, 2022

Over 5 million people on Thursday night joined a “virtual disco dance” with many Shanghai residents participating and sending best wishes before the city starts a second phase of closed-loop management from 3 am on Friday. Click here to read…

Regional meeting on Afghanistan stresses 8 consensuses, pledges aid: Global Times
April 1, 2022

China-hosted talks between foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries and the Afghan Taliban concluded on Thursday in East China’s Tunxi, Anhui Province, foregrounding China’s role as a constructive leading force in addressing the Afghan issue. Some analysts said the mechanism has given regional countries confidence in the Afghan Taliban and more expectations to the international community. Click here to read…

Beijing specifies rules for construction of pilot FTZ, focus on high-tech, innovation: Global Times
March 31, 2022

Beijing on Thursday passed a detailed regulation that lays out the city’s policy priority and development plan for the China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ), covering 10 areas, ranging from the FTZ’s development target, management system and finance service to talent service guarantees. The regulation will be effective from May 1Click here to read…

EU to push China at summit to not help Russia in Ukraine war: Reuters
April 1, 2022

EU and Chinese leaders meet for a first summit in two years on Friday with Brussels keen for assurances from Beijing that it will neither supply Russia with arms nor help Moscow circumvent Western sanctions imposed over the invasion of Ukraine. Click here to read…

Hong Kong govt ‘strongly opposes’ UK, US report on city’s diminishing freedoms: Reuters
April 1, 2022

Hong Kong’s government said on Friday it rejected “unfounded and ridiculous” allegations made in policy reports from Britain and the United States of a deteriorating political and legal situation due to the city’s sweeping national security law. Click here to read…

China’s farmers face fertiliser crunch as COVID measures hamper deliveries: Reuters
April 1, 2022

China’s COVID-19 curbs are disrupting the supply of fertiliser to the country’s northeastern bread basket just a month away from spring planting, threatening this year’s corn and soybean crops if not resolved soon. Click here to read…

As Shanghai expands COVID lockdown, life on hold in city of 26 million: Reuters
April 1, 2022

China’s commercial hub of Shanghai ground to halt on Friday after the government locked down most of the city’s 26 million residents to stop the spread of COVID-19, even as official numbers put local cases falling for the second day in a row. The city government late on Thursday extended an existing lockdown in eastern districts, just as western parts of the city were shut down as scheduled. Click here to read…

Chinese professor censured by Taipei: Taipei Times
April 1, 2022

A university in Milan is investigating a Chinese lecturer after a video showing him upbraiding a Taiwanese student over nationality went viral
Staff Writer, with CAN. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday condemned a Chinese professor for pressing a Taiwanese student over his nationality, calling it an abuse of power. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 14, 2022

China’s top legislator visits journalists covering annual session: Xinhuanet
March 13, 2022

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu has visited journalists covering the annual session of the national legislature. Li, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, commended reporters for their coverage of the fifth session of the 13th NPC and sent greetings to them at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday. Click here to read…

China releases reports on budgets, national economic and social development plans: Xinhuanet
March 13, 2022

Two reports approved Friday at the fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress were released in full via Xinhua News Agency on Sunday. The report on the implementation of the 2021 plan for national economic and social development and on the 2022 draft plan for national economic and social development has three parts: Click here to read…

Chinese lawmakers pass decision on electoral rules for 14th NPC: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

Chinese national lawmakers on Friday approved a decision on the quota and election of deputies to the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC. Click here to read…

Chinese premier vows timely support for contact-based service firms: Xinhuanet

March 11, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Friday timely support for contact-based service firms, in particular small ones that have suffered the most amid the COVID-19 epidemic, in an effort to stabilize employment and economy. Click here to read…

China’s State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

China’s State Council on Friday announced the latest appointment and removal of officials. Guo Tingting was appointed assistant minister of commerce, according to a statement issued by the State Council. Click here to read…

China detects overseas cyberattacks: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

China has detected continuous cyberattacks targeting its internet since late February, the country’s cybersecurity watchdog said Friday. Click here to read…

Joint Press Release of the 15th Round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting: China Military
March 12, 2022

The 15th round China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting was held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side on 11th March 2022. The two sides carried forward their discussions from the previous round held on 12th January 2022 for the resolution of the relevant issues along the LAC in the Western Sector. Click here to read…

China’s BeiDou enters new phase of stable services, rapid development: China Military
March 11, 2022

China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has entered a new phase of sustained stable services and rapid development, according to the China Satellite Navigation Office on Friday. Measured by the global continuous monitoring and evaluation system, the BDS-3 system shows an advanced performance index in providing global positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services, with more outstanding performance in the Asia-Pacific region, said the office. Click here to read…

China’s top legislature approves way to choose HK NPC deputies: Global Times
March 11, 2022

Chinese lawmakers on Friday passed a method for Hong Kong to elect deputies to the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC, which stressed that national legislators elected from the special administrative region must be firm patriots and those who have been convicted for harming national security be disqualified. Click here to read…

China fights severest COVID-19 outbreaks with swift responses: Global Times
March 13, 2022

As China faces its severest domestic COVID-19 outbreaks in two years with a record 1,807 new cases reported on Sunday, the country has launched a swift response to contain the virus spread, including allowing rapid antigen tests for public use and sacking senior officials for their slack response to the ongoing health crisis. Click here to read…

Door between China and US should not be shut again or pushed toward decoupling, says Chinese Premier: Global Times
March 11, 2022

With door between China and the US being opened 50 years ago, it should not be shut again or pushed toward decoupling, and cooperation between the two countries carries significance for both and the wider world, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday morning, adding that competition between the two economies in economic and trade areas should be “benign and fair.” Click here to read…

China delivers first J-10CE fighter jets to Pakistan in a milestone move: Global Times
March 11, 2022

The Pakistan Air Force on Friday held an induction ceremony for the first batch of six J-10CE fighter jets in Kamra, with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attending the event. The official commissioning of China’s new-generation main battle aircraft into the Pakistan Air Force marks the systematized, organic export of such aviation equipment by China, and is yet another major milestone in the export of China’s advanced aviation equipment, the Global Times learned from the aircraft’s maker, state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), on Friday. Click here to read…

7 killed in North China plant fire: China Daily
March 14, 2022

Seven people were killed in a fire at a chemical plant early Monday in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, local authorities said. The fire broke out at about 2:08 am Monday in the Hondlon District in the city of Baotou, and was brought under control about an hour later. Seven people were missing. Click here to read…

Mayor removed from post in Jilin city: China Daily

March 13, 2022

Wang Lu, mayor of Jilin city, was removed from his position, according to an official notice released on early Saturday. Wang’s other positions including deputy Party chief of the city in Northeast China’s Jilin province was also removed. Click here to read…

Apple suppliers Foxconn, Unimicron cut output amid China’s COVID curbs: Reuters
March 14, 2022

Apple (AAPL.O) suppliers Foxconn (2317.TW) and Unimicron Technology Corp (3037.TW) said on Monday they have suspended operations in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, after the tech hub imposed strict measures to stem a COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read…

China’s cyberspace regulator drafts new rules to protect minors: Reuters
March 14, 2022

Companies engaged in online gaming, livestreaming, audio and video in China should set up a “youth mode” to protect minors, according to draft regulations issued on Monday by the Cyberspace Administration of China. Click here to read…

China slams firms for falsifying carbon data: Reuters
March 14, 2022

China’s environment ministry has slammed firms for falsifying carbon data, part of the country’s efforts to improve data quality as it prepares to expand its national emissions trading scheme into more industrial sectors. Click here to read…

Chinese embassy says has never heard of Russian requests for help: Reuters
March 14, 2022

The spokesperson for China’s embassy in Washington responded to media reports on Sunday that Moscow had asked Beijing for military equipment since launching its invasion of Ukraine by saying, “I’ve never heard of that.” Click here to read…

China sees worst virus outbreak in two years: Taipei Times
March 14, 2022

Millions of people across China endured lockdowns yesterday as virus cases doubled to nearly 3,400 and anxiety mounted over the resilience of the country’s “zero COVID” approach in the face of the worst outbreak in two years. A nationwide surge in cases has seen authorities close schools in Shanghai and lock down central neighborhoods in the southern tech powerhouse of Shenzhen as well as whole northeastern cities, as almost 18 provinces battle clusters of the Omicron and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, February 28, 2022

China appoints new minister of civil affairs: Xinhuanet
February 26, 2022

Tang Dengjie was appointed minister of civil affairs by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, on Monday. Click here to read…

Xi stresses firm adherence to China’s path of human rights development: Xinhuanet
February 26, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed unswerving adherence to China’s path of human rights development. Xi made the remarks while presiding over a group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Friday. Click here to read…

CPC leadership meets to discuss draft gov’t work report: Xinhuanet
February 25, 2022

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee met on Friday to discuss the draft government work report, which will be submitted by the State Council to the upcoming annual session of the national legislature for deliberation. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting. Click here to read…

Chinese FM elaborates on China’s basic position on Ukraine issue: Xinhuanet
February 26, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday elaborated on China’s basic position on the Ukraine issue. Wang also had an in-depth exchange of views on the situation in Ukraine during his phone talks with British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell as well as Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic counselor to French President Emmanuel Macron, respectively. Click here to read…

Chinese FM holds phone talks with EU’s top diplomat: Xinhuanet
February 26, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday held a telephone conversation with Josep Borrell, the European Union (EU)’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy. Click here to read…

China’s lithium-ion battery output surges in 2021: Xinhuanet
February 27, 2022

China’s lithium-ion batteries reported solid growth last year amid nationwide endeavors to peak carbon dioxide emissions and achieve carbon neutrality, official data shows. The output of lithium-ion batteries reached 324 GWh in 2021, soaring 106 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland’s sci-tech cooperation with Hong Kong and Macao makes advances: Xinhuanet
February 25, 2022

Efforts to promote the integration of science and technology innovation in Hong Kong and Macao into the national innovation system have made advances, an official with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) said Friday. Click here to read…

Former senior municipal legislator under probe: Xinhuanet
February 25, 2022

Chen Jiadong, a former senior legislator in the city of Xiamen in east China’s Fujian Province, is under probe for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. Click here to read…

China’s robotics industry catches up, eyes on higher development: Quishi
February 28, 2022

According to statistics released by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the country’s robot industry reported revenue of over 100 billion yuan (about $15.7 billion) for the first time in 2020. From 2015 to 2020, the output of industrial robots surged from 72,000 sets to 212,000 sets, with an average annual growth of 31 percent. Click here to read…

CPC leadership meets to discuss draft gov’t work report: Quishi
February 28, 2022

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee met on Friday to discuss the draft government work report, which will be submitted by the State Council to the upcoming annual session of the national legislature for deliberation. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting. Click here to read…

Chinese lawmakers deliberate draft decision on ranks for active-duty soldiers: China Military
February 27, 2022

Chinese lawmakers on Sunday began discussing a draft decision on the ranks for active-duty soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army. The draft was submitted to an ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, for review. Click here to read…

SPP pledges to deepen supervisor system: China Daily
February 26, 2022

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate pledged to deepen the work of the people’s supervisor system and public hearings to promote democracy in the judicial sector. The people’s supervisor system-an external mechanism to oversee the case-handling activities of procuratorates-guarantees orderly public participation in judicial activities and the practicing of democracy, Li Xuehui, spokesman of the top procuratorate, said at a news conference on Thursday. Click here to read…

Stabilizing economy to be major government task: China Daily
February 26, 2022

A Party leadership meeting has underlined the priority of stabilizing the country’s economy for this year’s government work, urging stronger measures to implement macroeconomic-control policies. The meeting on Friday of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, chaired by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, also emphasized the need to prevent and mitigate financial risks and ensure financial stability. Click here to read…

Third pension system to help aging population: China Daily
February 25, 2022

Pensions are projected to rise this year, as the government explores a flexible policy to push back the retirement age and establish an additional pension system. The moves are designed to cope with the increasing percentage of seniors in the population. Click here to read…

Russia-Ukraine jokes hit social media wall: China Daily
February 28, 2022

Chinese social media platforms are moving to crack down on inappropriate remarks in regard to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, such as denigrating jokes made by some netizens. Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, along with Douyin, a short-video platform known as TikTok overseas, and the WeChat social media app all reiterated management rules over the weekend, calling for objective and serious discussions on such a weighty topic. Click here to read…

COVID outbreaks affect more regions on Chinese mainland: China Daily
February 28, 2022

The novel coronavirus is spreading in multiple regions on the Chinese mainland, with the coastal province of Guangdong facing a complicated situation, the National Health Commission said over the weekend. The Chinese mainland registered 112 locally transmitted confirmed infections on Saturday, up from 93 on Friday, the commission said. Click here to read…

Chinese embassy in Ukraine mulls alternative plans apart from charter flights to evacuate Chinese nationals amid rising tensions: Global Times
February 27, 2022

The Chinese Embassy in Ukraine is mulling alternative plans to evacuate local Chinese apart from charter flights amid the deteriorating situation in the country, and as long as safety premises are met, they will immediately take action and launch the evacuation plan, the embassy told Global Times in an exclusive interview on Sunday. Click here to read…

PLA airborne troops take delivery of new Y-12 transport aircraft with better power, handle ability: Global Times
February 27, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) airborne troops recently took delivery of new Y-12 transport aircraft that boasts significantly enhanced power, avionics and handle ability, with experts saying on Sunday that the aircraft is expected to host training missions for paratroopers and potentially carry out special forces tasks. Click here to read…

Russia-Ukraine conflict starts to affect China-Europe trade: Global Times
February 27, 2022

Chinese traders and logistics service providers have been ramping up efforts to cope with the rapidly evolving situation in Europe, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict raised concerns over potential impact on certain aspects of the China-Europe freight train and shipping routes by sea and air. While the actual impact remains unclear given the fast changing developments, some Chinese and international traders have canceled or diverted certain trading channels and routes to fend off possible disruptions, the Global Times has learned. Click here to read…

Disinformation on China in full bloom in US: People’s Daily
February 25, 2022

As if the supply of anti-China disinformation has exceeded the demand in the US, the American government decided to blow federal money to export it. On February 4, the US House of Representatives greenlighted the America COMPETES Act, in which a sum of 500 million dollars was allotted to “produce journalism for overseas audiences that is critical of China,” according to American Prospect, a US-based magazine. Click here to read…

China not coming to Russia’s aid, US official says: Taipei Times
February 28, 2022

China so far does not appear to be helping Russia evade Western financial sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, but doing so would “do profound damage” to China’s reputation, a senior official from the administration of US President Joe Biden said on Saturday. Click here to read…

China willing to work with U.S. on Build Back Better World initiative: Reuters
February 28, 2022

China is willing to work with the United States on a G7-led global infrastructure plan and welcomes Washington to join its Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday. The Group of Seven (G7) richest democracies, consisting of United States and its allies, proposed the Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative in June to help developing countries meet infrastructure needs, as they sought to counter China’s growing influence. Click here to read…

Backlash in China over vulgar social media mocking of Ukraine conflict: South China Morning Post
February 28, 2022

Chinese authorities have called for caution over online comments about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine amid concerns that public internet sentiment stoked anger towards citizens abroad. The conflict is hotly debated on Chinese social media, with some internet users sympathetic towards the plight of Ukrainians and others mocking the conflict and cheering on Russia’s aggression. A number of users appeared to endorse sexual violence against fleeing Ukrainian women, saying they would “gladly take care of them”, prompting widespread criticism of their behaviour. Click here to read…

Why is China being blamed for the stalled G20 debt relief plan for distressed countries? : South China Morning Post
February 27, 2022

More than a year has passed since the G20 launched a debt restructure plan to help potential defaulters but developing countries have yet to see the benefits – something the US and multilateral groups are blaming on China. The Group of 20 wealthy nations set up the Common Framework in late 2020 to help 70 countries in danger of default. Click here to read…

Africa Now – Weekly Newsletter (Week 8, 2022)

Welcome to Africa Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent – news that matters.

COMMENTARY

Israel’s Africa Conundrum: Bilateral Relations, Multilateral Opposition

In the first week of February, the annual summit of the African Union (AU) took place in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the headquarters of the African Union. The principal objective of the meeting was to evaluate AU’s achievements over the past one year. Click here to read…

NEWS

African leaders head to Brussels for 6th EU-AU Summit

African Heads of State and Government are expected in Belgium this week to meet their European counterparts at the 6th European Union-African Union Summit. Click here to read…

France announces military withdrawal from Mali

France and its allies in the anti-jihadi operation in Mali have announced a “coordinated withdrawal” of their forces. A joint statement cited “multiple obstructions” by the country’s ruling military junta. Click here to read…

Burkina Faso’s junta sworn in as president

Burkina Faso’s junta leader, Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, was sworn in as president Wednesday, less than a month after mutinous soldiers seized control of the West African country in a coup. Click here to read…

Mauritius formally challenges Britain’s ownership of Chagos Islands

Britain’s ownership of the Chagos archipelago has been formally challenged after the Mauritian ambassador to the UN, Jagdish Koonjul, raised his country’s flag above the atoll of Peros Banhos. Click here to read…

Kenyan Elections Will Struggle to Meet the Moment

Kenya’s August elections will undoubtedly be among the most consequential political events in Africa in 2022. In a turbulent region, Kenya’s stability, economic muscle, and diplomatic leadership are more essential than ever before. Click here to read…

Sudan: Burhan dismisses sanctions threats, lauds ties with Israel
Sudan’s military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has made comments in which he dismissed Western threats of sanctions tied to protests in the country and discussed meetings between Sudanese and Israeli officials he said were for security cooperation, not politics. Click here to read…

Will Libya have two prime ministers again?

Libya is facing political turmoil again. On February 10, the country’s parliament, the House of Representatives, voted to sack the current Prime Minister Abdulhamed Dbeiba and appoint Fathi Bashaga, the interior minister in the previous government and main architect of the resistance against General Khalifa Haftar’s attack on Tripoli in 2019. Click here to read…

Combat troops patrol in Kinshasa after failed coup attempt

Republican Guard combat troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo marched through the streets of the capital Kinshasa on Saturday, following a failed coup and the arrest of the alleged perpetrators. Click here to read…

Ethiopia parliament votes to lift state of emergency early

Ethiopia’s parliament has voted for an early end to a six-month state of emergency, declared last November when rebel Tigrayan forces were threatening to march on the capital, Addis Ababa. Click here to read…

Guinea-Bissau: Government critics under increasing pressure

After what authorities said was a coup by drug dealers aiming to kill President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, a new spate of violence against critics of the government is compounding the feeling of insecurity in Guinea-Bissau. Click here to read…

Terror Attacks Surge as Elections Drag in Somalia

A senior African Union official said Tuesday that while al-Shabab continues to be the main security threat in Somalia, the AU is also monitoring a possible resurgence of Islamic State. Click here to read…

Does new decree mark the end of judicial independence in Tunisia?

President Kais Saied’s new decree establishing a temporary judicial authority to replace the dissolved Supreme Judicial Council continues to draw widespread criticism in Tunisia in a setback for the rule of law. Click here to read…

Nigeria: 365 Days to Presidential Election, Aspirants Begin to Emerge

Today makes it exactly a year to the 2023 presidential election and aspirants in the two main political parties – the All-Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) – as well as some other parties, are positioning for the most coveted office in the land. Click here to read…

“We were born free and we will stay free”: Somaliland is resisting pressure from China

Last week, a delegation from Somaliland went on a five-day tour of Taiwan, a trip that elicited a negative reaction from China. Click here to read…

Algeria’s fate is tied to the Ukraine crisis. Will a war extinguish hope for the country’s popular movement?

With international attention concentrated for weeks on Russian forces amassed at Ukraine’s borders, fewer resources have been spent anticipating the many second- and third-order effects that conflict between these two countries could trigger worldwide. Click here to read…

Guinea Must Put Justice At the Heart of Its Transition

The September coup was domestically popular. The junta can build on this and send a signal to the region by prioritising accountability. Click here to read…

Report finds rampant abuse of women in African parliaments

A study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the African Parliamentary Union has found that acts of sexism, harassment, and violence against women are common in African parliaments. Click here to read…

56 African heritage sites threatened by extreme coastal events: Study

Around 56 heritage sites in Africa are vulnerable to extreme coastal events and erosion, according to a new study. They are at the risk of being damaged by these factors and the number of exposed sites may more than triple by 2050, the report added. Click here to read…

Malawi Detects Polio, First Wild Case in Africa in Over 5 Years

Malawi has declared a polio outbreak after a case was detected in a young child in the capital Lilongwe, the first case of wild poliovirus in Africa in more than five years, the WHO said. Click here to read…

EU praises vaccine cooperation with Africa at summit

Speaking on the first day of an EU-Africa summit in Brussels, the head of the European Commission said the EU will continue to focus in the short term on the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines. Click here to read…

Egypt lengthening two-way portion of Suez Canal by 10 kilometres

Egypt is working to improve the Suez Canal by making an additional 10 kilometres accessible to two-way traffic, while widening and deepening another 30 kilometresClick here to read…

Amnesty Accuses Tigray Forces of Atrocities in Ethiopia’s Amhara

Rights groups Amnesty International says Tigrayan fighters have committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity as they were withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Amhara region. Click here to read…

No school In Zimbabwe after government suspends 90% of teachers

A strike by Zimbabwean teachers that has crippled learning entered a second week on Monday, with no resolution on sight after the government suspended 135,000 teachers for failing to report for work. Click here to read…

After Mali exit, Niger accepts foreign forces to secure border

President Mohamed Bazoum says Niger has accepted that French and European special forces will be deployed into its territory from Mali to boost security near the border with its neighbouring country. Click here to read…

Cameroon’s Rival Separatist Groups Clash, Kill Fighters

Rival anglophone separatist groups in Cameroon have clashed this month, causing an undetermined number of casualties. The fighting was triggered by power struggles within the separatist movement. Click here to read…

Applause in Tanzania After President Meets Exiled Opposition Leader in Belgium

Tanzanian political figures are applauding after President Samia Suluhu Hassan met in Brussels Wednesday with opposition leader Tundu Lissu. Lissu has lived in Belgium since a 2017 assassination attempt. Click here to read…

Zimbabwe teachers go on strike days after schools’ resume classes

A teachers’ strike has paralyzed learning at many Zimbabwean schools, which opened this week after a prolonged closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read…

INDIA IN AFRICA

Modi meets ex-Kenyan PM, expresses commitment to strengthen ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met former Kenyan premier Raila Amolo Odinga on Sunday and expressed his commitment to further strengthening the India-Kenya relations. Click here to read…

Defexpo 2022 India-Africa ministers’ meet from March 10

The second edition of the India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave, will be one of the highlights of the 12th edition of biennial defence exhibition — Defexpo 2022, which will be held from March 10 to 13, at three different venues in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Click here to read…

NATHEALTH and African Health Federation organised second India Africa Health Summit

With an objective to strengthen the efforts towards the vaccination drive in Africa and share best practices, and exchange knowledge NATHEALTH – Healthcare Federation of India in collaboration with Africa Healthcare Federation organised the Indo-Africa Vaccine Summit on Friday – 11th February 2022 virtually.Click here to read…

Indian Railways exports Cape Gauge Diesel Locomotives to Mozambique

The Indian Railways has exported the four powerful Cape Gauge Diesel Locomotives, manufactured at Banaras Locomotive Works, to Mozambique now. Click here to read…

MOZAMBIQUE: India grants $10 million for water in Cabo Delgado

The Indian High Commissioner to Mozambique, Ankan Banerjee, has signed a memorandum of understanding worth $10 million with the Mozambican government. This funding supports a drinking water supply program that will benefit the populations of the Mueda district, in the Cabo Delgado province. Click here to read…

Africa applauds India’s technology inspired rapid vaccination drive

Healthcare Federation of India in collaboration with the Africa Healthcare Federation organised the Indo-Africa Vaccine Summit virtually. The summit saw participation from key dignitaries from both India and Africa to deliberate and to offer a framework to build resilience towards future emergencies and pandemics. Click here to read…

India’s Homegrown Direct Selling Brand Vestige Announces Foray into Ghana to Expand Global Footprint

After gaining a stronghold in India and several international markets, Vestige Marketing Pvt Ltd. has announced its foray into Africa by launching operations in Ghana. In the initial phase, the company will offer a range of health and wellness products from its bestseller categories – health supplements, personal care, home care and oral care. Click here to read…

Indian govt to partner Bono East become tourism hub in W/A

The Indian government says it would partner the Bono East Regional Coordinating Council (BERCC) to make the region a tourism hub in West Africa. Click here to read…

Airtel Kenya to pay local regulator $17.5 mn in out-of-court settlement

Under the settlement pact terms, Airtel Kenya will pay $17.5 million to the Kenyan telecom regulator for its licence renewal. The payment will happen over the next two years. Click here to read…

South African Tourism Kickstarts Travel Recovery Efforts in India

Reigniting its travel recovery efforts in India, South African Tourism launched its ‘More & More’ campaign today. Localized for Indian audiences, this campaign aims to highlight the variety and diversity of experiences that South Africa has to offer, ranging from 3000+ adventure activities to exciting culinary experiences and more, across its 9 provinces. Click here to read…

‘Will take Ayurveda to Africa’: Ex-Kenya PM Raila Odinga after daughter’s eyesight recovery

Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister of Kenya, who was in Kerala for his daughter’s eye treatment expressed his happiness and satisfaction from Ayurveda treatment. Click here to read…

India delegation heads to Namibia to discuss cheetah translocation

A delegation from India left for Namibia on Thursday to discuss cheetah translocation logistics with the Namibia government, according to people familiar with the development. Click here to read…