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China: Daily Scan, November 7, 2022

(CIIE) Full Text: Remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the fifth China International Import Expo: Xinhuanet
November 4, 2022

The following is the full text of the remarks made by Chinese President Xi Jinping via video at the opening ceremony of the fifth China International Import Expo held in Shanghai Friday.

Working Together for a Bright Future of Openness and ProsperityClick here to read…

China unveils implementation plan for private pensions: Xinhuanet
November 4, 2022

China on Friday rolled out a detailed implementation plan for private pensions, following the release of a guideline on pushing forward the development of private pensions to complement the nation’s current pension system in April. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former telecom giant manager: China Daily
November 4, 2022

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Li Guohua, former general manager of the Chinese telecom giant China Unicom, for suspected bribe-taking and abuse of power. The National Commission of Supervision has completed an investigation into Li’s case and handed it over to prosecutors, the SPP said. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former chief procurator of Shanghai : China Daily
November 4, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Zhang Bencai, former chief procurator of the Shanghai People’s Procuratorate, for suspected bribe-taking. The case was transferred to procuratorial authorities for prosecution following the conclusion of an investigation by the National Commission of Supervision. The handling of the case is underway. Click here to read…

Bridges along Xizang-Xinjiang highway named after Chinese heroes in Galwan Valley border clash: Global Times
November 4, 2022

Names of the four martyrs who sacrificed lives in the deadly Galwan Valley border clash with Indian troops in 2020 now appear at the road signs along the G219 highway, which runs from Southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region to Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, as a way of commemorating those heroes who have become the epitome of Chinese people’s ever-growing patriotic sentiment. Click here to read…

China central bank vice governor under investigation: Xinhuanet
November 5, 2022

Fan Yifei, vice governor of the People’s Bank of China, is under disciplinary and supervisory investigation, an official statement said Saturday. Fan, also a member of the Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) of the bank, is being investigated by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the National Supervisory Commission (NSC) for suspected severe violations of disciplines and laws, the CCDI and NSC statement said. Click here to read…

Former senior legislator arrested for bribery and misappropriation of public funds: China Daily
November 5, 2022

Song Xibin, a former senior legislator in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribes and misappropriating public funds, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said in a statement on Saturday. Song’s case was handed over to the prosecuting agency after the National Commission of Supervision wrapped up its investigation, the statement added. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former vice governor of Hubei: China Daily
November 5, 2022

China’s top procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Cao Guangjing, former vice governor of Central China’s Hubei province, for suspected bribe-taking. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate said in a statement on Saturday that Cao’s case was transferred to procuratorial authorities for prosecution following the conclusion of an investigation by the National Commission of Supervision. Click here to read…

Officials call for TCM modernization, innovation: China Daily
November 6, 2022

While hailing traditional Chinese medicines’ unique advantages in helping tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, senior officials have called for the accelerating modernization and innovation of TCM to better contribute to global health, on Saturday. Click here to read…

Full Text: Address by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Opening Ceremony of the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: China Military
November 6, 2022

The following is the full text of the address delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping via video at the opening ceremony of the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on Saturday. Click here to read…

C China’s Zhengzhou apologizes, vows to rectify its ‘one-size-fits-all’ anti-epidemic approach: Global Times
November 6, 2022

Government officials of Zhengzhou, home to more than 13 million people in Central China’s Henan Province, apologized to the public for the inaccurate quarantine in COVID-19 control, vowing to resolutely rectify the city’s “one-size-fits-all” and oversimplified method and carefully listen to the public’s voice to solve their urgent problems and needs. Click here to read…

PLA Air Force displays three ‘firsts’ at Airshow China: Global Times
November 6, 2022

Two members in the 20-series aircraft – the J-20 stealth fighter jet and the YU-20 aerial tanker – will be displayed in the sky and on the ground at the highly anticipated Airshow China, which will be held from November 8 to 13 in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province, with the J-20 scheduled to display its first landing and flight to the public. Click here to read…

New anti-drone defense system to debut at Airshow China, offering smart and effective solutions to unmanned modern warfare: Global Times
November 6, 2022

In response to new challenges in the modern warfare brought by drones with low flight altitude, slow flight speed and small radar reflection area, China has come up with a new indigenous air defense system and put it on display at the upcoming 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province. Click here to read…

China issues guideline to promote guiding principles of key Party congress in military: Xinhuanet
November 6, 2022

The Central Military Commission (CMC) has issued a guideline on the study, publicity, and implementation of the guiding principles of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in the military. Click here to read…

China issues white paper on community with shared future in cyberspace: Xinhuanet
November 7, 2022

China’s State Council Information Office on Monday issued a white paper titled “Jointly Build a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace.” The white paper introduced China’s vision of internet development and governance in the new era and its actions, shared its achievements in promoting the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace, and outlined the prospects for international cooperation. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 535 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
November 7, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 535 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Monday. Altogether 4,961 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Nation’s mightiest rocket engine tested successfully: China Daily
November 7, 2022

Engineers in China’s space industry conducted a key test of the country’s most powerful liquid-propellant rocket engine on Saturday, a step forward in the development of a super-heavy carrier rocket. Developed by the Academy of Aerospace Propulsion Technology in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, the 500-metric-ton thrust engine’s first ignition test took place at the academy’s testing facility in a Xi’an suburb. It was a “complete success”, the academy said in a news release. Click here to read…

China’s cyberspace regulator encourages Huawei to enhance innovation and digitalization construction: Global Times
November 7, 2022

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has encouraged Huawei to make breakthrough in core technologies to accelerated the independence and innovation of top technologies under the guidelines of the 20th National Congress of Communist Party of China (CPC), according to an article published on the official website of CAC on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s COVID resurgence spurs new curbs, Foxconn imposes restrictions:
Reuters
November 7, 2022

China’s escalating COVID-19 resurgence has spurred authorities and companies, including key iPhone manufacturer Foxconn (2317.TW), to ramp up measures to contain outbreaks, disrupting production and throwing business events into confusion. China reported on Monday 5,496 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases for Nov. 6, the highest since May 2, when the country’s commercial capital of Shanghai was put under a crushing lockdown amid its worst outbreak. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 1, 2022

China’s political advisors discuss study of key Party congress : Xinhuanet
October 31, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee convened a meeting on Monday to discuss the study and implementation of the guiding principles of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Click here to read…

China opens more sectors to foreign investment: Qiushi
October 31, 2022

China on Friday issued a new catalog of industries where foreign investment will be encouraged, opening more sectors to foreign investment. The 2022 version of catalog, jointly unveiled by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Commerce, will include 1,474 items, with 239 new items added and 167 existing ones modified. Click here to read…

China steps up financial support for real economy: Qiushi
October 31, 2022

China has beefed up financial support to further bolster the country’s real economy this year, according to a report submitted to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee on Friday. The country’s monetary policy has been further strengthened and improved in 2022, with the comprehensive financing cost of enterprises steadily reducing. Click here to read…

Preparation for 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in order: China Military
October 31, 2022

The 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, or Airshow China 2022, is to be held at Zhuhai International Air Show Center from November 8 to 13. There will be more than 740 enterprises from 43 countries and regions to participate in the exhibition, and a number of new aerospace products will debut during the event. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former vice governor of Liaoning: China Daily
October 31, 2022

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Wang Dawei, former vice governor of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, for suspected bribe-taking. The National Commission of Supervision has completed an investigation into Wang’s case and handed it over to prosecutors, the SPP said. Click here to read…

Chinese cities clamp down on COVID as cases rise before winter season: Reuters
October 31, 2022

Officials in Chinese cities and provinces across the country are pulling no punches in stamping out sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks as winter nears, quickly closing venues and enforcing longer temporary lockdowns on millions of people. Cases in mainland China hit 2,898 on Sunday, topping 2,000 for a second straight day and pressuring the country’s controversial zero-COVID policy, which has hamstrung the economy and exasperated its citizens. Click here to read…

Center for big data opens in Lhasa: China Daily
October 31, 2022

A new center for big data began operation on Saturday in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region. It is the first such center at the regional level and a step toward big data integration and application sharing, local media reported. Click here to read…

Xi holds talks with Vietnam’s communist party chief: Xinhuanet
November 1, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, held talks on Monday with Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee. Click here to read…

China rolls out events on global youth development, climate change: Xinhuanet
November 1, 2022

An Action Plan for Global Youth Development and Global Youth Climate Week were launched in Beijing on Monday, in a bid to promote youth engagement in the global development agenda. The events were attended by over 300 youth delegates from around the world both online and offline. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 498 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
November 1, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 498 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 2,221 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Guangzhou cancels 888 flights after detecting 527 COVID-19 cases in a single day: Global Times
November 1, 2022

The city of Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province is facing pressure from imported COVID-19 cases from other provinces and from overseas, and there has also been a local rebound. The manufacturing hub reported 527 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Sunday and it has dealt with a total of 260 COVID-related incidents since October 1. Click here to read…

Policy key to stable economy: People’s Daily
November 1, 2022

Despite drop in official PMI, better tax revenues and spending hold out hope, experts say China must continue to intensify macroeconomic policies and accelerate the implementation of a raft of pro-growth policies to stabilize the economy, experts said. The country’s macroeconomic policy support for growth stabilization will remain undiminished. The improvement of tax revenues will strengthen the sustainability of fiscal policy, and big-ticket government spending will continuously support a number of areas, including people’s livelihoods and key infrastructure projects, said Lian Ping, chief economist at Zhixin Investment and head of the Zhixin Investment Research Institute. Click here to read…

Apple supplier Foxconn quadruples bonuses to staff hit by China COVID lockdown: Reuters
November 1, 2022

Apple (AAPL.O) supplier Foxconn said on Tuesday it has quadrupled bonuses on offer for workers at its Zhengzhou plant in central China as it works to quell employee discontent at the major iPhone manufacturing site over COVID curbs. Daily bonuses for employees, who are part of a Foxconn unit responsible for making electronics including smartphones at the site, have been raised to 400 yuan ($54.72) a day for November from previously announced bonuses of 100 yuan, according to the official WeChat account of Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant. Click here to read…

Chinese cities clamp down on COVID as cases rise before winter season: Reuters
October 31, 2022

Officials in Chinese cities and provinces across the country are pulling no punches in stamping out sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks as winter nears, quickly closing venues and enforcing longer temporary lockdowns on millions of people. Cases in mainland China hit 2,898 on Sunday, topping 2,000 for a second straight day and pressuring the country’s controversial zero-COVID policy, which has hamstrung the economy and exasperated its citizens. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, October 31, 2022

Yin Yong appointed acting mayor of Beijing: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2022

Yin Yong was appointed deputy mayor and acting mayor of Beijing Municipality on Friday. The appointment was made at the 44th session of the Standing Committee of the 15th Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, the local legislature. The session accepted the resignation of Chen Jining from the post of Beijing mayor.Click here to read…

Chinese researchers develop 3D printed lithium metal battery with high energy density: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2022

Chinese researchers have recently developed a new type of lithium metal battery with 3D printing technology, significantly improving the battery’s lifespan and energy density. Lithium metal battery is expected to be the next-generation high-energy battery for its potential high energy density. But the bottlenecks, such as lithium dendrite growth and low Coulombic efficiency, resulting in poor cyclability and low energy density, have limited its applications.Click here to read…

China expects to see over 1 million TCM personnel by 2025: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2022

By 2025, the number of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) personnel in China’s medical and healthcare institutions will surpass 1 million, according to a TCM-related talent development plan.Click here to read…

Xi stresses striving in unity to fulfill goals set by Party congress: Qiushi
October 28, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Thursday stressed promoting the great founding spirit of the Party and the spirit of Yan’an, and striving in unity to fulfill the goals and tasks set by the 20th CPC National Congress.Click here to read…

CPC Central Committee decides on new Party chief of Guangdong: China Daily

October 28, 2022

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has decided that Li Xi no longer concurrently serves as secretary, standing committee member, and member of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee, and that Huang Kunming concurrently serves as member, standing committee member, and secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee.Click here to read…

Xi stresses rural revitalization in inspections to Shaanxi, Henan: Global Times
October 28, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed advancing rural revitalization across the board and striving tirelessly to achieve agricultural and rural modernization. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during his inspection trip to the city of Yan’an in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province and the city of Anyang in central China’s Henan Province, from Wednesday to Friday.Click here to read…

China deploys in-situ deep-sea station for uncrewed research: Xinhuanet
October 29, 2022

Chinese researchers have deployed an in-situ scientific experiment station on the seabed that will enable long-term uncrewed scientific research in the deep sea, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said.Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former provincial political advisor: Xinhuanet
October 29, 2022

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has ordered the arrest of Sun Yuanliang, former vice chairman of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, for suspected bribe-taking.Click here to read…

Chen Yixin appointed head of the Ministry of State Security: China Daily
October 30, 2022

Chen Yixin, former secretary-general of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, was appointed as the head of the Ministry of State Security on Sunday. The announcement was made by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee. Former State Security Minister Chen Wenqing has become the Party Secretary of the commission.Click here to read…

Guangzhou district implements COVID-19 measures to control breakout: China Daily
October 30, 2022

Strengthened measures including the suspension of classes for students and reduction of flow of people were introduced on Sunday in Haizhu district of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, to further prevent and control the new round of the COVID-19 pandemic.Click here to read…

Xi stresses striving in unity to fulfill goals set by Party congress: Global Times
October 30, 2022

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Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Thursday stressed promoting the great founding spirit of the Party and the spirit of Yan’an, and striving in unity to fulfill the goals and tasks set by the 20th CPC National Congress.Click here to read…

China’s Z-20 helicopter surpasses Black Hawk in technologies, chief designer says: Global Times
October 30, 2022

China’s domestically developed Z-20 utility helicopter has surpassed the US’ Black Hawk, as it has adopted many advanced technologies the Black Hawk does not have, said the chief designer of the Chinese chopper on state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). Deng Jinghui made the remarks when he was asked on a CCTV program on Saturday if the Z-20 has copied or drawn inspiration from the Black Hawk, given the similarity in appearance between the two helicopters.Click here to read…

China central bank reaffirms it will step up support for real economy: Reuters
October 30, 2022

China’s central bank will step up credit support for the real economy while keeping the yuan basically steady, Governor Yi Gang said in comments published on Sunday, reaffirming the bank’s existing policy objectives.Click here to read…

CPC Central Committee issues decision on Party congress guiding principles: Xinhuanet
October 30, 2022

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has issued a decision on the study, publicity and implementation of the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress.Click here to read…

Ex-senior Beijing political advisor indicted for bribery: Xinhuanet
October 30, 2022

Yu Luming, former vice chairman of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said in a statement on Sunday.Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former vice governor of Liaoning: Xinhuanet
October 31, 2022

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has ordered the arrest of Wang Dawei, former vice governor of northeast China’s Liaoning Province, for suspected bribe-taking. The National Commission of Supervision has completed an investigation into Wang’s case and handed it over to prosecutors, the SPP said.Click here to read…

Xi urges efforts to carry forward great founding spirit of CPC and Yan’an Spirit: Qiushi
October 31, 2022

Less than a week after the conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, president of the People’s Republic of China, and chairman of the Central Military Commission, led the members of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau to visit Yan’an, an old revolutionary base in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. The members are Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi. Click here to read…

Chinese cities clamp down on COVID as cases rise before winter season: Reuters
October 31, 2022

Officials in Chinese cities and provinces across the country are pulling no punches in stamping out sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks as winter nears, quickly closing venues and enforcing longer temporary lockdowns on millions of people. Cases in mainland China hit 2,898 on Sunday, topping 2,000 for a second straight day and pressuring the country’s controversial zero-COVID policy, which has hamstrung the economy and exasperated its citizens.Click here to read…

Hong Kong proposes allowing retail trade in cryptocurrencies: Reuters
October 31, 2022

Hong Kong’s government has proposed allowing retail investors to trade in cryptocurrencies and crypto exchange-traded funds – a move it hopes will help it rebuild its fintech hub status. The city, which previously proposed limiting crypto trade to professional investors, has seen planned rules for digital assets heavily criticised for stifling innovation, prompting a slew of start-ups to move to other markets such as Singapore and Dubai.Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, October 11, 2022

China suspends oil price adjustment: Xinhuanet
October 10, 2022

China’s top economic planner said Monday that it would keep domestic gasoline and diesel prices unchanged due to the volatility of international oil prices. The international oil price has seen fluctuations since Sept. 21, with an average price change in the subsequent 10 working days of less than 50 yuan (about 7.04 U.S. dollars) per tonne. Therefore, the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel on the Chinese market will not be adjusted at this juncture, the National Development and Reform Commission said. Click here to read…

Chinese researchers launch language neuroimaging dataset: Xinhuanet
October 10, 2022

Chinese researchers have presented a synchronized multimodal neuroimaging dataset covering almost 10,000 Chinese words for studying brain language processing, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Monday. Click here to read…

China’s Mengtian space lab fueled up for upcoming launch: Xinhuanet
October 10, 2022

The Mengtian lab module, the second lab component of China’s under-construction space station, has been filled with fuel as planned at the launch site, the China Manned Space Agency said on Monday. The pre-launch operation was conducted on Sunday. Click here to read…

Tibet promotes IT-based education: Xinhuanet
October 10, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has been promoting educational informatization over the past decade, with its 100-Mbps broadband network now fully covering primary and middle schools, authorities said on Sunday. Click here to read…

Housing conditions significantly improved in Tibet: Xinhuanet
October 10, 2022

esidents in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have seen their living conditions significantly improved over the past decade, as the region has spent heavily on enhancing local housing conditions in both urban and rural areas. Click here to read…

China sets up college to train veterans into qualified teachers: China Military
October 10, 2022

A veteran college was recently set up in Xiamen, south China’s Fujian Province, with the first training class launched as scheduled. The Xiamen Veteran College was co-founded by the Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Veterans Affairs and the Jimei University, with the aims to train veterans into qualified teachers, and cultivate national defense lecturers for educating the youth. In addition, the college will also provide multi-level continuing education courses such as academic education and vocational training for veterans. Click here to read…

Congress set to present road map for future: China Daily
October 10, 2022

Amid the increasingly complex risks and challenges China is facing, the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will have the central task of presenting the Party’s road map for the next five years and beyond, a key period in realizing national rejuvenation. Click here to read…

New Omicron variant BF.7 sweeps to more provinces; experts warn it will dominate domestic flare-up: Global Times
October 10, 2022

New Omicron variant BF.7 has swept to more provinces in China on Monday, less a week after it was firstly identified in Northwest China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. On Monday, officials from Yantai, a city in North China’s Shandong Province, confirmed that locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases detected since October 4 were triggered by variant BF.7, which are highly homologous with those found in another province. One day earlier on Sunday, Shaoguan city in South China’s Guangdong Province also detected cases of BF.7 variant. Click here to read…

Website of media center for Party congress opens; key political event expected to inject stability to China, world: Global Times
October 10, 2022

As the world is closely looking to the big upcoming Chinese political event – the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) – with wide international press coverage, the website and social media accounts for the media center of the congress opened on Monday to facilitate the public’s access to information about the big event. Click here to read…

China celebrating national food security efforts: China Daily
October 11, 2022

National Grain Security Publicity Week in China kicked off online on Monday and will run through World Food Day, which falls on Sunday, according to the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration. Click here to read…

PLA remains powerful force for world peace: China Daily
October 11, 2022

The PLA is a well-known abbreviation, standing for the People’s Liberation Army, the Chinese military. It also stands for another characteristic of the armed forces: a “peace-loving army”.Click here to read…

China’s population has increased; employment remains stable over past decade: National Bureau of Statistics: Global Times
October 11, 2022

China’s population continued to expand and employment has remained stable over the past decade, with the population policy constantly adjusted and optimized and multiple measures taken to promote employment and to improve employment structure, China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Monday. Click here to read…

China’s Communist Party leadership reshuffle: what to look for: Reuters
October 11, 2022

China’s ruling Communist Party will reshuffle its leadership when it holds a once-in-five-years Congress starting Oct 16, with Xi Jinping widely expected to stay on for a third term as general secretary, China’s senior-most position. Click here to read…

COVID cases rise in Shanghai, other Chinese cities; preventive steps strengthened: : Reuters
October 11, 2022

Chinese authorities have stepped up testing in Shanghai and other megacities as COVID infections rise again, as well as extending quarantine times and closing some public spaces where the virus could spread. Click here to read…

China urges ‘patience’ as COVID cases rebound ahead of key congress: : Reuters
October 11, 2022

China called for “patience” with its tough COVID policies and warned against any “war-weariness” as local cases soared to their highest since August, days ahead of a pivotal Communist Party congress. Click here to read…

Lockdown fears return in China as cases climb: Taipei Times
October 11, 2022

China is stepping up efforts to contain COVID-19 outbreaks ahead of the Chinese Communist Party National Congress, with cases climbing to the highest in almost two months and concerns about widening lockdowns rippling across Shanghai. Click here to read…

Decade of innovation sees invention patents soar: Qiushi
October 11, 2022

The rapid growth of patents and trademarks in the past decade demonstrates the vitality of the national innovation, Hu Wenhui, deputy head of the National Intellectual Property Administration told a news conference on Sunday. From 2012 to September, the administration granted 3.95 million patents, with an average annual increase each year of 13.8 percent, bringing the number of valid patents to over 4.08 million. Click here to read…

China sees leapfrog development of photovoltaic industry: Qiushi
October 11, 2022

China has become a dominant player in the global photovoltaic (PV) industry, huge progress from ten years ago when it had to import raw materials and core equipment from overseas and had few domestic clients. Click here to read…

Cold War mentality remains biggest threat to world peace, stability: Xinhuanet
October 11, 2022

The Cold War has been over for more than 30 years, but the Cold War mentality remains the biggest threat to peace and stability of the world, Li Song, the Chinese ambassador for disarmament affairs, said on Monday. Click here to read…

China opposes new U.S. export controls on semiconductor chips: Xinhuanet
October 11, 2022

China firmly opposes the new U.S. export controls on semiconductor chips to China, as it will severely hurt the normal trade between companies in the two countries and threaten the stability of global industrial and supply chains, said a Ministry of Commerce spokesperson on Monday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 16, 2022

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

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

Xi calls for more concrete results in China-Tajikistan relations: Xinhuanet
September 15, 2022

China and Tajikistan need to continue to provide solid support for each other and bring about more concrete results in bilateral ties, said Chinese President Xi Jinping while meeting with his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, here on Thursday morning. Click here to read…

China to hold international forum on supply chains: Xinhuanet
September 15, 2022

The International Forum on Resilient and Stable Industrial and Supply Chains will take place in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province in east China, from Sept. 18 to 20, an official said Thursday. Click here to read…

China ready to work with Russia to support each other on issues concerning core interests: Xinhuanet
September 15, 2022

China is ready to work with Russia in extending strong support to each other on issues concerning their respective core interests, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, here on Thursday. Click here to read…

Top Chinese legislator pays official goodwill visit to Nepal: Xinhuanet
September 15, 2022

At the invitation of Speaker of Nepal’s House of Representatives Agni Sapkota, Chairman of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Li Zhanshu paid an official goodwill visit to Nepal from Monday to Thursday. Click here to read…

China to further improve business environment, lower costs for companies: Xinhuanet
September 15, 2022

China has rolled out new measures to optimize its business environment, aiming to ease current strains on small businesses and cement the foundations of economic recovery, according to a guideline unveiled on Thursday. Click here to read…

China’s tax, fee cuts, deferrals inject market vitality: Xinhuanet
September 15, 2022

China’s tax and fee cuts and deferrals are injecting vitality into the country’s market players, official data shows. The country’s accumulated tax refunds, tax and fee cuts, and tax and fee deferrals this year topped 3.3 trillion yuan (477.56 billion U.S. dollars) by Aug. 31, according to the State Taxation Administration. Click here to read…

China approves development of sub-orbital aerospace transportation system with capability of global delivery within one hour: Global Times
September 15, 2022

China has officially granted state approval for the development of the sub-orbital aerospace transportation system, which by completion could realize global delivery within one hour and lay the foundation for space travel for the general public, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), the country’s top rocket manufacturer that filed for the application, on Thursday. Click here to read…

Xi, Putin meet at SCO summit, forging closer ties amid US-caused world turbulence: Global Times
September 15, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China is ready to work with Russia in extending strong support to each other on issues concerning their respective core interests when he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in the ancient Silk Road city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Thursday. Click here to read…

Xi, Putin affirm China-Russia coordination in countering West: Kyodo
September 15, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday affirmed close coordination in countering the United States and its allies amid the Ukraine crisis and heightened tensions across the Taiwan Strait. Click here to read…

China, Russia conduct joint patrolling in Pacific Ocean: Kyodo
September 15, 2022

Chinese and Russian naval vessels have begun joint patrols in the Pacific region, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday, signaling deepening cooperation as the leaders of the two countries held talks in Uzbekistan. Click here to read…

China adds urgency to US plans to return to moon: Taipei Times
September 16, 2022

It is not just rocket fuel propelling the US’ first moonshot after a half-century lull. Rivalry with China’s flourishing space program is helping drive NASA’s effort to get back into space in a bigger way as both nations push to put people back on the moon and establish the first lunar bases. Click here to read…

Xi article gives insight into China’s direction ahead of party congress: South China Morning Post
September 16, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party is now the standard-bearer of the global socialism movement and must learn how to constantly self-correct itself to avoid the fate of the Soviet Union, Xi Jinping said in a recent article. Qiushi – the party’s most authoritative theoretical journal – published the article on Wednesday, just a month ahead of the 20th Party Congress on October 16, which will confirm an unprecedented third term for Xi as its paramount leader. Click here to read…

Xi attends sixth meeting of heads of state of China, Russia, Mongolia: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping held the sixth meeting of heads of state of China, Russia and Mongolia with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and Mongolian counterpart, Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, on Thursday afternoon at the Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand. Click here to read…

China, Belarus issue joint statement on establishing all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

China and Belarus on Thursday issued a joint statement on establishing an all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on the sidelines of the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views on China-Belarus relations as well as international and regional issues of common concern, and reached broad consensus. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 102 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 102 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 43 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report Friday. A total of 746 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

High-tech zones lead innovative growth over past decade: Qiushi
September 16, 2022

National high-tech industrial development zones will continue to be used to make new breakthroughs in core technologies, nurture quality talent, enhance global outreach and support China’s socioeconomic development, officials said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Xi meets with Azerbaijani President Aliyev: China Military
September 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday afternoon at Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand. Xi noted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Azerbaijan. China supports Azerbaijan’s development path independently chosen by its people. The two sides need to view and plan for bilateral relations from a strategic height, increase strategic mutual trust, strengthen mutual support, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation and work for steady, in-depth and practical cooperation in various fields between the two countries. Click here to read…

China’s Xi skips dinner with Putin, allies as COVID precaution: Reuters
September 16, 2022

Chinese leader Xi Jinping stayed away from a dinner attended by 11 heads of states at a regional security summit in line with his delegation’s COVID-19 policy, a source in the Uzbek government told Reuters on Friday. Click here to read…

SCO Samarkand Summit to write splendid chapter of friendship, win-win cooperation: People’s Daily
September 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Uzbekistan upon invitation and will attend the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to be held in Samarkand. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, August 30, 2022

Over 8,100 officials punished for violating China’s frugality rules: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

A total of 8,185 Chinese officials were punished in July for violating the country’s eight-point code on improving Party and government conduct, China’s top anti-graft body said in a statement on Sunday. Click here to read…

China to provide more humanitarian supplies to Pakistan: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

China will provide additional humanitarian aid including 25,000 tents to flood-devastated Pakistan, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Monday. The Red Cross Society of China will also provide 300,000 U.S. dollars in emergency cash assistance to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Zhao said. Click here to read…

Xi sends condolences to Alvi over severe floods in Pakistan: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of condolence to his Pakistani counterpart, Arif Alvi, over the severe floods hitting the country. The Chinese president noted that severe floods have occurred recently in Pakistan, causing heavy casualties and serious property losses. Click here to read…

China’s AG600M firefighting aircraft makes maiden amphibious flight: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

China’s AG600M, a full-state, new-configuration amphibious firefighting aircraft, had a successful maiden amphibious flight on Monday, according to the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Click here to read…

China’s Y-20 transport aircraft to be showcased at int’l airshow in Europe: China Military
August 29, 2022

China’s independently-developed Y-20 transport aircraft will be showcased at an international airshow in Europe for the first time, said a Chinese air force spokesperson Monday. The Y-20 transport aircraft have flown to various destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania over recent years, delivering COVID-19 vaccines overseas to combat the pandemic, and bringing humanitarian aid to countries such as Tonga and Afghanistan, said Shen Jinke, a spokesperson for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, at an air force open day event in Changchun, northeast China’s Jilin Province. Click here to read…

Several Chinese cities tighten epidemic prevention measures amid new flare-ups: Global Times
August 29, 2022

As the new semester approaches, many places in China, including Chengdu in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province and Tianjin Municipality, have begun to tighten epidemic prevention measures amid COVID-19 flare-ups, including carrying out large-scale nucleic acid tests and delaying the return of students. Click here to read…

Henan police arrested 234 suspects involved in a rural bank scandal, achieved major development in money recovery: Global Times
August 29, 2022

Central China’s Henan police arrested 234 suspects involved in a rural bank scandal& achieved major devt in money and losses recovery, after depositors found they couldn’t withdraw their money from local village banks in Henan and E. China’s Anhui since July. Click here to read…

India urged to be fair, reasonable toward Chinese companies, investment: Global Times
August 29, 2022

Chinese companies and businessmen are deeply concerned about the recent harsh treatment they received from Indian authorities, including week-long custody and unexpected scrutiny of their businesses, in what could be an unprecedented move targeting Chinese firms and individuals. Click here to read…

China’s largest CCUS project set to cut annual CO2 emissions by 1m tons: Global Times
August 29, 2022

China’s largest carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project was put into operation on Monday, marking a key step to facilitate China’s goal of carbon peaking and becoming carbon neutral, according to Sinopec, which is operating the project. Click here to read…

China policy steps this year exceed those of 2020: Reuters
August 29, 2022

The strength of China’s policy measures to support the economy so far this year has exceeded those of 2020, state media quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying on Monday. The government has unveiled a series of policies this year to support the COVID-ravaged economy. Click here to read…

China to set up firewall between bankers, analysts in IPO deals: Reuters
August 30, 2022

China’s securities association has drafted rules to set up a firewall between investment bankers and analysts in deals to ensure unbiased pricing of initial public offerings (IPOs), the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Russia, China cut back war games: Taipei Times
August 30, 2022

Russian military exercises in the Far East this week are to take place on a far smaller scale than when they were last held in 2018, reflecting the strain on Moscow’s forces as they struggle to make headway on the battlefields of eastern Ukraine. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 349 new local confirmed COVID cases: Xinhuanet
August 30, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 349 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 167 were in Sichuan Province, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 1,368 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Monday, including 645 in Tibet and 109 in Sichuan, said the commission in its report. Click here to read…

Country eager to share its high-speed rail experience: China Daily
August 30, 2022

China has accumulated vast experience in developing high-speed railways at home and is willing to share its know-how with the rest of the world, according to experts. The nation started to research building high-speed railways in the 1990s, when Japan had been operating its Shinkansen bullet trains for more than 20 years. Click here to read…

PLA garrison in Hong Kong completes 25th routine rotation: China Daily
August 30, 2022

The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army on Monday completed the 25th rotation since it began garrisoning Hong Kong in 1997. Approved by the Central Military Commission (CMC), the move is a routine annual rotation in line with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Garrisoning the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Click here to read…

China sees huge potential in application of robots: People’s Daily
August 30, 2022

On Aug. 18, 130 robot dogs danced to the music on a 1,000-square-meter stage at the Beijing Etrong International Exhibition and Convention Center, to celebrate the opening of the 2022 World Robot Conference (WRC). The WRC is the largest and highest-level robot event with the widest foreign participation in China. It has become an important bridge of technology and industry linking China and other countries. Click here to read…

China conducts central bank bills swap: People’s Daily
August 30, 2022

The People’s Bank of China, or the central bank, conducted this year’s eighth central bank bills swap (CBS) operation on Tuesday to improve the liquidity of perpetual bonds issued by commercial banks. The CBS, valued at 5 billion yuan (about 726.72 million U.S. dollars), is open to primary dealers for bidding at a fixed rate of 0.1 percent, the central bank said in a statement. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, August 29, 2022

China mulls imposing credit punishment on telecom, internet fraudsters: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

People who engage in telecom and internet fraud can face credit punishment in China, as lawmakers are considering more stringent punitive measures against the crime. A draft law on anti-telecom and internet fraud will be submitted for third reading to the upcoming legislative session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Click here to read…

China’s top legislature to establish ten more outreach offices: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

The Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) will establish ten more local legislative outreach offices to improve platforms and vehicles through which the general public can express opinions, according to a legislative spokesperson on Friday. The new offices will be located in 10 provincial-level regions, including Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Yunnan, and Tibet, said Yang Heqing, a spokesperson for the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee, at a press conference. Click here to read…

China, U.S. enter into audit oversight cooperation agreement: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Ministry of Finance signed an audit oversight cooperation agreement with the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on Friday. Click here to read…

Former senior provincial political advisor punished over law, discipline violations: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

Li Jia, former chairman of the Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, has been stripped of his posts within the Communist Party of China (CPC) and in the public office. Li was punished due to severe violations of CPC discipline and law, according to a statement issued by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Commission of Supervision on Friday. . Click here to read…

China regulators tell banks to ramp up lending: Reuters
August 26, 2022

China’s central bank has stepped up pressure on lenders with new instructions to grow loans, six bankers with knowledge of the matter said, as the world’s second-biggest economy faces an economic downturn and a plunge in borrowers’ confidence. The informal message, issued via phone calls over recent months to commercial, rural and even foreign banks, was to lend more money to productive businesses and put less of it in financial investments, the banking sources said. Click here to read…

China’s Bank of Communications warns of property market risks: Reuters
August 26, 2022

China’s Bank of Communications (BoCom) (601328.SS), on Friday warned of liquidity risks in the property sector after it posted an almost 5% rise in first half net profit. “Asset quality control in the second half of the year still faces fairly large challenges and pressures, such as the liquidity problems seen in the real estate industry,” said Chief Risk Officer Lin Hua in a press conference, adding that risk could spread to other industries. . Click here to read…

China’s bid to join digital economy pact hinges on clarification of data laws, experts say: South China Morning Post
August 27, 2022

China will be able to negotiate carve-outs in the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) that allow it to maintain digital sovereignty, analysts say, but it will have to clarify its data security regime to reduce barriers for businesses. DEPA, which currently covers Chile, New Zealand and Singapore, builds upon the digital or e-commerce chapters of existing free-trade agreements, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, adding commitments to help digital trade and cooperation on advanced technologies. Click here to read…

China allocates 10 bln yuan for drought relief, autumn grain production: China Daily
August 27, 2022

China’s Ministry of Finance on Friday earmarked 10 billion yuan (about $1.46 billion) central reserve funds to support drought relief and the production of autumn grain. Some 6.5 billion yuan of the funds will be used for water conservancy and drought relief to ensure the supply of drinking water for the people and water for agricultural irrigation. Click here to read…

AVIC unveils two new target drones for sale: China Daily
August 27, 2022

Aviation Industry Corp of China, the country’s leading aircraft maker, has unveiled two new types of target drones for the market. The CS-550T and CS-300T, developed and built by AVIC Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Group-an AVIC subsidiary in Sichuan province have completed test flights and are ready to take orders, said Yang Zhu, an engineer with the company. Click here to read…

China’s south-to-north water diversion project passes verification test: Global Times
August 27, 2022

Although East China’s Jiangsu Province and Central China’s Hubei Province, two main water sources for China’s south-to-north water diversion project, have seen extreme heat waves recently, experts said it will not affect the overall operation of the water project, which will play a key role in transferring water from China’s water-rich south to the arid north. Click here to read…

China’s bid to join digital economy pact hinges on clarification of data laws, experts say: South China Morning Post
August 27, 2022

China will be able to negotiate carve-outs in the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) that allow it to maintain digital sovereignty, analysts say, but it will have to clarify its data security regime to reduce barriers for businesses. DEPA, which currently covers Chile, New Zealand and Singapore, builds upon the digital or e-commerce chapters of existing free-trade agreements, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, adding commitments to help digital trade and cooperation on advanced technologies. Click here to read…

Xi encourages foreign experts to contribute more to promoting exchanges between China, other countries: People’s Daily
August 27, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged foreign experts with the Foreign Languages Press to contribute more to promoting exchanges and communication between China and other countries in the world and building a community with a shared future for humanity. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks on Thursday in a letter replying to these foreign experts. Click here to read…

Geneva envoys from Asian, African developing countries visit Xinjiang: Xinhuanet
August 28, 2022

At the invitation of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, a delegation of diplomatic envoys of developing countries from Asia and Africa to the UN Office in Geneva visited northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from Aug. 24 to 27. Click here to read…

China renews orange alert for drought: Xinhuanet
August 28, 2022

China’s national observatory reissued an orange alert for drought on Sunday as heatwaves persist in multiple regions. Parts of Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Sichuan and Tibet have experienced moderate to severe droughts, according to the National Meteorological Center. Click here to read…

PLA Eastern Theater Command spokesperson remarks on US warships’ transit through Taiwan Strait: China Military
August 28, 2022

The USS Antietam and the USS Chancellorsville, two US guided-missile cruisers, sailed through the Taiwan Strait on August 28 and hyped it up publicly. The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted security tracking and monitoring of the US warships’ passage in the whole course, and had all movements of the two US warships under control, said Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, in a written statement released on Sunday. The troops of the PLA Eastern Theatre Command always stay on high alert and get ready to thwart any provocation, stressed the spokesperson in the end of the statement. Click here to read…

Talks underway on resumption of Afghanistan’s Aynak Copper Mine: Global Times
August 28, 2022

Talks are underway on the resumption of the Aynak Copper Mine in Afghanistan, the world’s second-largest copper ore body, which had been put on hold due to multiple factors, including regional instability and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an employee of the Chinese firm contracted to develop the mine on Sunday. Click here to read…

Coronavirus in China: Tibet punishes more than 100 officials over zero-Covid failures: South China Morning Post
August 28, 2022

More than 100 officials in Tibet have been dismissed or reprimanded this month for failing to contain the spread of Covid-19. The remote Himalayan region had seen only one imported case from central Hubei province since January 2020, the early days of the global pandemic, until an outbreak first reported on August 8 spread to several Tibetan cities.
Tibet accounted for nearly 500 new Covid-19 infections out of close to 1,300 reported countrywide on Saturday, with neighbouring Xinjiang and the southern island of Hainan the other major hotspots. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 301 new local confirmed COVID cases: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 301 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 161 were in Sichuan Province, the National Health Commission said Monday. Click here to read…

China plans demo zones for trade in services: Qiushi
August 29, 2022

China will accelerate the design of a construction plan for national demonstration zones for innovative development of trade in services, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
Shu Jueting, a spokeswoman with the ministry, said at a news conference the ministry will make joint efforts with other government departments concerned to implement the plan. Click here to read…

Official calls for advancing cyber civilization progress: China Daily
August 29, 2022

A senior official has called for strengthening cyber governance to ensure that cyberspace better reflects the trends of advanced culture and the spirit of the times. Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remark in a video address during the 2022 China Internet Civilization Conference in Tianjin. Click here to read…

China’s State Council assigns task forces to major economic provinces to oversee local pro-stabilization policy implementation: Global Times
August 29, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has assigned task forces to some major economic provinces to oversee local implementation of wide-ranging policies to stabilize the economy, as the country is tuning up regional economic powerhouses to fuel growth momentum through a flurry of targeted measures. Click here to read…

China’s jobless youth left in the lurch: Taipei Times
August 29, 2022

China’s slowing economy has left millions of young people fiercely competing for an ever-slimming raft of jobs and facing an increasingly uncertain future. Official data released this month showed that one in five young people in Chinese cities was out of work last month — more than three times the national average and the highest recorded since January 2018. Click here to read…

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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…

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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…