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China: Daily Scan, November 10, 2022

Senior Chinese lawmakers meet to deliberate draft laws: Xinhuanet
November 9, 2022

The Council of Chairpersons of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee discussed draft revisions to an existing law and the draft of a new law at a Wednesday meeting. The meeting, which was presided over by Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, heard reports on changes made to a draft revision of the Wildlife Protection Law and a draft of the reservist law. Click here to read…

China aims to foster digital transformation of SMEs: Xinhuanet
November 9, 2022

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has recently released a guideline to facilitate the digital transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The guideline calls for the creation of digital applications for instant communication, long-distance collaboration and project management in order to better meet the needs of such companies during the transformation. Click here to read…

Airshow China displays manned rocket for moon landing: Xinhuanet
November 9, 2022

Space-savvy audiences at this year’s Airshow China can catch a glimpse of the model of the country’s next-generation manned rocket for a moon landing. With a takeoff weight of 2,100 tonnes, the new launch vehicle is 90 meters long. It has a lunar-transfer-orbit capacity of 27 tonnes and a near-Earth orbit capacity of 70 tonnes. Click here to read…

Xi inspects CMC joint operations command center, stressing troop training, combat preparedness: Qiushi
November 9, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday inspected the joint operations command center of the Central Military Commission (CMC), demonstrating the stance of the new CMC on implementing the guiding principles of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and enhancing troop training and combat preparedness. Click here to read…

Investigators probe mysterious death: China Daily
November 9, 2022

Investigators are looking into the unexpected death of a resident in Korla, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, who died at hospital on Nov 2 after medical treatment, according to a statement by the city’s anti-epidemic work group on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Campaign foils fraudsters targeting seniors: China Daily
November 9, 2022

Procuratorates nationwide approved the arrests of 7, 594 people and filed public lawsuits against 8,516 others accused of being involved in fraud targeting the elderly from April through September this year, according to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. Click here to read…

Beijing, Guangzhou airports see large-scale flight cancellations amid surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide: Global Times
November 9, 2022

Airports across the country saw widespread flight cancellations on Wednesday, with some airports even reaching a flight cancellation rate of 98 percent, according to flight information provider Flight Master. The local health authorities also announced that eight districts in Guangzhou will temporarily suspend offline classes. The measures are seen as a response to the mounting pressure of COVID-19 cases nationwide. Click here to read…

China unveils largest solid-fueled commercial rocket at Airshow ahead of maiden flight: Global Times
November 9, 2022

China unveiled the Smart Dragon-3, the country’s largest solid-propellant launch vehicle to provide commercial services for global clients, at the ongoing 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China, in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province, ahead of the launcher’s maiden flight. Click here to read…

Chinese arms firm offers army brigade combat team solution: Global Times
November 9, 2022

China’s leading arms producer exhibited its new-generation army brigade combat team for the first time at this year’s Airshow China, which kicked off on Tuesday in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province, reflecting the latest achievements of the integrated development of mechanization, information technology and intelligence of the Chinese army, and the concepts of manned-unmanned coordination and air-ground coordination. Click here to read…

New rifle series named Type 20, to improve military’s combat capability: Global Times
November 9, 2022

The Chinese military’s next-generation service rifle, which used to be called the QBZ191 series, has been formally named the Type 20 series, and the spokesperson of the manufacturer said at the Airshow China 2022 that this shows that the new rifles are just like the 20 aircraft family, which include the J-20 stealth fighter jet, Y-20 transport aircraft and Z-20 helicopter. They will become the next-generation firearms to greatly improve the Chinese military forces’ combat capability. Click here to read…

Chile vows to enhance cooperation with China in lithium sector: Global Times
November 9, 2022

Chile’s consul general in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Gustavo Díaz Hidalgo on Wednesday vowed to further enhance cooperation with China in the lithium sector, in a bid to stabilize the global supply of the vital mineral for making batteries, Chinese media outlet thepaper.cn reported on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese copper companies say more mining is needed to boost supply: Reuters
November 9, 2022

China’s top copper producers are urging the government to mine more of the metal, at home and abroad, as concerns grow about disruptions to global supplies, the state-backed China Nonferrous Metals News reported on Wednesday. Jiangxi Copper Co Ltd , Zijin Mining , Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Co Ltd (000630.SZ) and others urged relevant authorities in a meeting on Tuesday to launch a new round of ore prospecting as soon as possible and open a new batch of mines for development, the newspaper reported. Click here to read…

Suspected Chinese rocket debris found off Philippines: Kyodo
November 9, 2022

Debris likely from a Chinese rocket has been retrieved off the Philippines for a second time this year, its authorities said Wednesday, fueling criticism that China is not taking sufficient steps to reduce the risk of accidents. China said Friday the wreckage of its Long March 5B rocket re-entered the atmosphere and fell into the sea the same day, underscoring that most of it burned up on reentry. The rocket was launched last month to transport a module to the country’s space station. Click here to read…

China seeks upgrade of massive trade zone with Southeast Asian nations amid US hostility: South China Morning Post
November 10, 2022

China is expected to start talks with Southeast Asian nations about an upgrade to their giant free-trade zone in a potential boost to the stability of Beijing’s manufacturing supply chains amid mounting rivalry with the United States. Officials in Beijing have told state-run media they will approach leaders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) bloc this week about accelerating negotiations for what they call the Asean-China Free Trade Area “Version 3.0”. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is in Phnom Penh this week to meet with the bloc’s 10 members during a series of summits. Click here to read…

China’s economic tsar sends rare public message, warnings to future policymakers : South China Morning Post
November 10, 2022

Fresh calls by China’s economic tsar – including for continued supply-side reform and closer economic connections with the rest of the world – are not only a testament to his own legacy, they may also serve to muffle expectations for a quick and impactful stimulus.
Vice-Premier Liu He’s comments came as the market has been anticipating expansionary measures in the first year of President Xi Jinping’s third term, with a shift away from the current preoccupation with debt curbing, financial de-risking, and the removal of obsolete industrial capacity. His assessment serves both as a reflection of his 10 years in the economic policymaking arena, and as a rare public message to future economic policymakers – potentially Li Qiang and He Lifeng. Click here to read…

Chinese premier holds talks with Cambodian PM on strengthening bilateral cooperation: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen here on Wednesday on deepening mutually beneficial cooperation. Li noted that China and Cambodia enjoy a deep traditional friendship, a high degree of political mutual trust, and fruitful practical cooperation in various fields. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 1,133 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 1,133 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Altogether 7,691 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. A total of 343 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the mainland on Wednesday, said the commission in its daily report. Click here to read…

Anti-sub drones up for sale at air show: China Daily
November 10, 2022

Detecting, tracking and hitting submarines are tough challenges for any navy because such tasks require sophisticated, expensive hardware and well-trained, experienced personnel. For most militaries around the world, anti-submarine operations are too difficult to carry out due to the lack of affordable weapons. Click here to read…

Russian businesses ink more deals at CIIE, as close ties boost consumer demand: Global Times
November 10, 2022

At the ongoing 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, more Chinese and Russia companies are engaging in two-way trade and investment, reflecting growing bilateral economic and trade cooperation between China and Russia. Click here to read…

Germany blocks Chinese stake in two chipmakers over security concerns: Reuters
November 10, 2022

The German government on Wednesday blocked prospective Chinese investment in two domestic semiconductor producers after the moves raised concerns over national security and the flow of sensitive technological know-how to Beijing. The government said it had vetoed the takeover of the chip factory of the Dortmund-based company Elmos (ELGG.DE) by Silex, a Swedish company that is a subsidiary of Chinese group Sai Microelectronics (300456.SZ). Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 4, 2022

Pakistan, China have shared destiny, says Pakistan’s PM: Xinhuanet
November 3, 2022

Pakistan will work with China to promote a shared destiny of achievements and progress, and foster peace and harmony in the region and the world at large, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif told Xinhua in an interview on Wednesday. Sharif began his first official visit to China on Tuesday, among the first foreign leaders to visit China after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Click here to read…

Thailand, China co-host investment forum to further enhance cooperation: Xinhuanet
November 3, 2022

The Thailand-China Investment Forum was held here on Thursday to further enhance economic and investment cooperation between the two countries. The forum, with the theme of “Connected Growth, Greener Boosts,” was co-hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand. The event attracted more than 800 online and offline participants from the two countries’ business associations and enterprises. Click here to read…

Chinese FM calls for building maritime community with shared future: Xinhuanet
November 3, 2022

China is ready to work with other countries to uphold the spirit of building a maritime community with a shared future, coordinate maritime development and security, and advance maritime cooperation and governance, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Nation to continue promoting protecting heritage, traditions: Qiushi
November 3, 2022

China will continue to stress efforts to inherit and enhance the influence of traditional culture. According to a report delivered by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, at the opening session of the CPC’s 20th National Congress on Oct 16, China will put more efforts into the protection of cultural relics and cultural heritage, and into strengthening the protection and inheritance of history and culture in urban and rural construction. Click here to read…

Central authorities publish guideline on environmental compliance: China Daily
November 3, 2022

Eighteen central departments jointly published a guideline on Thursday to ensure government bodies earnestly fulfill their duties in environmental protection. The guideline was made public after it was approved by the Central Committee for Deepening Overall Reform, according to a media release from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists create new detailed map of moon rocks: China Daily
November 3, 2022

Chinese scientists have created a high-resolution map of moon rocks, providing detailed information about the composition and distribution of lunar surface materials. Released at a 1:2,500,000 scale, the map of the entire moon is the result of a 10-year study undertaken by researchers from Shandong University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and other institutions. It captures the lithologic features of 17 lunar rock types. Click here to read…

Chinese energy firms step up special bond issues to ensure supply, security:
Global Times
November 3, 2022

Chinese energy companies are accelerating issues of special-purpose bonds, in a move that experts say will help companies amid a volatile global energy market and ensure sufficient domestic energy supply during the upcoming winter season. Click here to read…

Xi holds talks with Tanzanian president: Xinhuanet
November 4, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan in Beijing on Thursday. The two presidents announced the elevation of the bilateral relationship to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 704 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
November 4, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 704 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Friday. Altogether 3,167 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Full Text: China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System in the New Era: China Military
November 4, 2022

The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published a white paper titled “China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System in the New Era” on Friday. Please see the attachment for the document.

Full Text: China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System in the New EraClick here to read…

Chinese fugitive on Red Notice at large for 27 years repatriated to China: Global Times
November 4, 2022

A Chinese fugitive with Red Notice from Interpol at large for 27 years was arrested overseas and repatriated to China thanks to the close cooperation between the Chinese and overseas law enforcement agencies, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) announced on Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese energy firms step up special bond issues to ensure supply, security:
Global Times
November 3, 2022

Chinese energy companies are accelerating issues of special-purpose bonds, in a move that experts say will help companies amid a volatile global energy market and ensure sufficient domestic energy supply during the upcoming winter season. Click here to read…

China’s ICT giant launches fund to develop innovation leaders in Zambia: People’s Daily

November 4, 2022

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei on Thursday launched an information communication technology (ICT) fund to develop innovation leaders to accelerate Zambia’s digital transformation agenda. Click here to read…

China’s high-tech industry gets more love from overseas investors: People’s Daily
November 4, 2022

China’s high-tech industry is gaining international popularity despite the deteriorating global investment backdrop, as overseas investors are eying huge growth opportunities it offers. Click here to read…

Xi tells Scholz China and Germany should work together during ‘times of change and turmoil’: Reuters
November 4, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping told German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday that as big nations with influence, China and Germany should work together all the more during “times of change and turmoil” for the sake of world peace, according to state media.

Scholz kicked off his one-day visit to China, the first by a G7 leader in three years, by meeting with Xi at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Click here to read…

China tells women to ‘respect family values’ in revision: Taipei Times
November 4, 2022

China has told women to uphold “family values” in an updated gender law, the latest sign females are facing growing pressure to adopt domestic roles in the world’s second-largest economy. An amendment to the Women’s Rights and Interests Protection Act passed by the nation’s top legislative body on Sunday introduced a list of moral standards for women to observe. Click here to read…

CBC bureau to shut after China ignores request for visa: Taipei Times
November 4, 2022

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) on Wednesday said that it was shutting its news bureau in Beijing after waiting two years in vain for a work permit for its journalists. The publicly owned news outlet had numerous exchanges with Chinese officials in Canada over the past two years about visas, but without a resolution, CBC News editor-in-chief Brodie Fenlon said in a blog post. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists’ new gel filling could triple lifespan of lithium batteries for EVs, drones: South China Morning Post
November 4, 2022

Chinese scientists have developed a new technology that could triple the lifespan of a traditional lithium-ion battery and reduce its risk of catching fire. The technology, which replaces the battery’s chemical solution with a new substance of gel-like consistency, could be scaled up to find immediate application in China’s booming electric vehicles industry, the researchers saidClick here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 9, 2022

Former senior Xiamen municipal legislator arrested: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has announced its decision to arrest Chen Jiadong, a former senior legislator in the city of Xiamen in east China’s Fujian Province, for suspected bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. Click here to read…

Former deputy commander of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps stands trial: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

Yang Fulin, former deputy commander of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, stood trial on Thursday at the Intermediate People’s Court of Jinan City in east China’s Shandong Province. Click here to read…

Chinese president appoints new ambassadors: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed six new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, according to a statement from China’s top legislature on Thursday. Li Jinjin has been appointed ambassador to Gabon, replacing Hu Changchun. Liu Jin has been appointed ambassador to Gambia, replacing Ma Jianchun. Click here to read…

Xi calls for efforts to boost enterprise innovation: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to promote enterprise innovation and foster more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are specialized and innovative. Click here to read…

China’s anti-graft chief urges solid work for 20th CPC National Congress: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

China’s anti-graft chief has called on discipline inspection and supervision organs to improve duty performance to advance full and rigorous Party governance, improve Party conduct, ensure clean government, and step up the fight against corruption to greet the convocation of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) later this year. Click here to read…

China to scale up support for employment, entrepreneurship to expand space of employment: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

China will step up policy support for employment and business start-ups to broaden the space of employment, help market entities emerge and grow, and foster new drivers of growth, according to a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China says U.S. tariff decision on Chinese goods will hurt U.S.: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

The U.S. decision to continue imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods amid mounting inflation is bound to inflict more losses on U.S. enterprises and consumers, China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday. China has always believed that the U.S. Section 301 measures are not conducive to the U.S., China, or the world, said ministry spokesperson Shu Jueting at a press briefing when responding to a related question. Click here to read…

China urges avoiding further deterioration of humanitarian situation in Ukraine: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, Geng Shuang, on Wednesday called on the international community to do its utmost to avoid further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Click here to read…

China mulls cyberspace law enforcement oversight system: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

China is considering building an oversight system for administrative law enforcement by cyberspace regulators. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) Thursday released a set of rules concerning these law enforcement procedures of cyberspace administration departments to solicit public feedback. Click here to read…

China rides wave of cultural trade: Qiushi
September 8, 2022

Digital technologies put country’s exports of creative products, services in the fast lane China’s latest push to bolster its creative and cultural trade internationally is expected to cultivate fresh competitive advantages for its exporters, create more jobs and elevate the level of digital technologies in the fast-growing sector, according to government officials and business executives. Click here to read…

Construction of large-scale Yangtze River tunneling project underway: China Daily
September 8, 2022

The construction of a large-scale tunneling project under the Yangtze River kicked off Wednesday in East China’s Jiangsu province, the China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd. said on Thursday. Click here to read…

China unveils its version of Switchblade suicide drone in action: Global Times
September 8, 2022

China on Thursday promoted its answer to the Switchblade suicide drone among a wide selection of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles popular on the international and domestic market, releasing a video showing them in action. Click here to read…

PLA Naval Aviation Force gets carrier-based early warning aircraft, trainer jets: Global Times
September 8, 2022

The Naval Aviation Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has made preliminary strides in its development from being coast-based to carrier-based, and it has established a carrier-based aircraft system consisting of fighter jets, helicopters, early warning aircraft and trainer jets, a top official of the force announced, confirming for the first time that China has been developing carrier-based early warning aircraft and trainer jets. Click here to read…

Key foreign-funded projects in China progressing well, 60% in full swing: Global Times
September 8, 2022

China’s key foreign-funded projects are progressing well, as 60 percent of the ones that have been put into operation are in full swing, Shu Jueting, spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), said at a routine press conference on Thursday. Click here to read…

Latest iPhones get lukewarm response in China, while Apple suppliers switch to EV sector amid sluggish consumer spending: Global Times
September 8, 2022

Apple’s iPhone 14 series has met with a lukewarm response in China, given its apparent lack of innovations, and some Chinese suppliers are reducing their dependence on the US tech giant by switching to electric vehicle (EV) producers, aiming to survive in a sluggish electronics market. Click here to read…

German economy ministry reviews measures to curb China business: Reuters
September 8, 2022

Germany’s economy ministry is considering a raft of measures to make business with China less attractive as it seeks to reduce its dependency on Asia’s economic superpower, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The measures could include reducing or even scrapping investment and export guarantees for China and no longer promoting trade fairs and manager training there, those people said. Loans from state lender KfW could be re-directed to projects in other Asian countries, such as Indonesia, in line with attempts to diversify trade and increase business with democracies. Click here to read…

China cracks down on mooncakes: Taipei Times
September 9, 2022

Chinese authorities have launched a crackdown on “sky high” mooncake prices ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Mooncakes, a small customary baked dessert, are traditionally given to family and friends to celebrate one of the most important holidays in the Lunar New Year. Click here to read…

Why size matters when it comes to China’s new leadership line-up: South China Morning Post
September 9, 2022

At the end of the ruling Communist Party’s twice-a-decade congress in October, following a leadership reshuffle, those at the very top of Chinese politics will walk down a red carpet and meet the press. Only then will it be known who and how many of China’s political elites will make up the new Politburo Standing Committee, the party’s top decision-making body.
There are no written rules on how many members it can have – the number has fluctuated between three and 11 since 1927, when the standing committee was first formed. But if the past is any guide, a change in size could reflect a shift in the concentration of power or a move to balance factions. Click here to read…

He Jiankui, creator of world’s first gene-edited babies, seeks Chinese government funding for DNA synthesizer: South China Morning Post
September 8, 2022

He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who sparked controversy when he created the world’s first gene-edited babies, said he has relocated to Beijing and is applying for government funding for a DNA synthesiser project. “I have come to Beijing for development,” He posted last month on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform. In a separate post, He said he wanted to research a new DNA synthesiser project and was preparing to apply to the government for funding. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 259 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 9, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 259 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 59 in Sichuan and 42 in Inner Mongolia, according to the National Health Commission’s report Friday. A total of 1,033 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Govt to expand its support for job creation, new businesses: People’s Daily
September 9, 2022

China will step up policy support for employment and business startups, create more job opportunities, help market entities emerge and grow, and foster new growth drivers, the State Council Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China defence ministry: China and India troops are disengaging from border areas: Reuters
September 9, 2022

Chinese and Indian troops have started disengaging from the border areas, China’s defence ministry said on Friday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 30, 2022

State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials Friday. The State Council appointed Qi Yanjun vice minister of public security, Zhao Fengtao deputy head of China International Development Cooperation Agency, and Bi Baogui deputy head of China Meteorological Administration (CMA). Click here to read…

China releases medium-, long-term plan to develop philosophy, social sciences: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

China has released a medium- and long-term action plan to promote the high-quality development of philosophy and social sciences in the country’s higher education system. Targeting 2035, the plan aims to build an independent knowledge system to better answer questions regarding China, the world, the people and the era, said the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Ministry of Education, which jointly released the plan. Click here to read…

Profits of Chinese SOEs drop amid coronavirus resurgences: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

The combined profits of China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) declined in the January-April period owing to a high comparison base in the same period last year and sporadic resurgences of COVID-19, official data showed Friday. a href=”https://english.news.cn/20220527/5f5c62671df049a2a82af61fb627a905/c.html” target=”_blank”>Click here to read…

Foreign-funded banks support Shanghai’s enterprises amid epidemic: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

Amid the latest resurgence of COVID-19, foreign-funded banks in Shanghai have provided various financial services to enterprises and helped them raise capital and hedge risks. Considering the impact of COVID-19 on the automobile industry, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (China) engaged in five asset-backed securities (ABS) transactions to raise capital for companies in the auto industry, underwriting 400 million yuan (about 59 million U.S. dollars) and buying 600 million yuan of ABS in April, said Chen Shile, head of the capital market department of the bank. Click here to read…

Chinese ambassador warns ‘malicious confrontation’ after US announces ‘invest, align, compete’ strategy, analysts says decoupling attempt to fail: Global Times
May 27, 2022

The US’ threefold strategy of “invest, align, compete” to tackle the so-called long-term China challenge, an economic coercion devised by Washington to contain the development of the world’s second-largest economy based upon its hegemonic mindset, is doomed to fail as the approach is contradictory in substance and countries won’t buy into its decoupling attempt to set up a China-free supply chain, Chinese observers and officials saidClick here to read…

China punishes local officials for falsifying economic data: Reuters
May 27, 2022

China has punished a number of local officials with demotions or dismissal for falsifying economic data, the country’s statistics bureau said on Friday, as part of an effort to curb data fraud as the economy falters. Click here to read…

Meeting held to review CPC regulations on political consultation: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Friday to review the regulations of the CPC on political consultation work. Click here to read…

China, Solomon Islands reach eight-point consensus: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

China and the Solomon Islands reached a series of important consensuses after friendly, in-depth and productive communication on deepening bilateral mutually-beneficial cooperation, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday. Click here to read…

BRICS countries vow to further strengthen education cooperation: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

A declaration has been signed by ministers of education from BRICS countries on the priorities and direction of future cooperation in the education sector. At the 9th meeting of BRICS Ministers of Education held via video link, Chinese Minister of Education Huai Jinpeng called for joint efforts to build a BRICS education partnership that is closer, more pragmatic and of higher quality, thus contributing to global education reform and development. Click here to read…

UN peacekeeping chief praises China’s support: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Thursday praised China’s support for the UN peacekeeping operations. “China is one of our main supporters, really both in terms of the financial contributions, also in terms of the contributions in the field with more than 2,000 peacekeepers,” the UN peacekeeping chief told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York. Click here to read…

Profits of Chinese SOEs drop amid coronavirus resurgences: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

The combined profits of China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) declined in the January-April period owing to a high comparison base in the same period last year and sporadic resurgences of COVID-19, official data showed Friday. Click here to read…

Foreign-funded banks support Shanghai’s enterprises amid epidemic: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

Amid the latest resurgence of COVID-19, foreign-funded banks in Shanghai have provided various financial services to enterprises and helped them raise capital and hedge risks. Considering the impact of COVID-19 on the automobile industry, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (China) engaged in five asset-backed securities (ABS) transactions to raise capital for companies in the auto industry, underwriting 400 million yuan (about 59 million U.S. dollars) and buying 600 million yuan of ABS in April, said Chen Shile, head of the capital market department of the bank. Click here to read…

U.S. urged to give up its obsession with containing China: Xinhuanet
May 28, 2022

The key for the China-U.S. relationship to walk out of the predicament is for the U.S. side to abandon its mania for zero-sum games, give up its obsession with encircling and containing China and stop undermining China-U.S. relations, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday. Click here to read…

U.S. extends tariff exclusions on Chinese COVID-19 medical products: Reuters
May 28, 2022

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office on Friday said it extended tariff exclusions on Chinese-made medical products needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic for another six months, to Nov. 30. Click here to read…

Germany denies VW China investment guarantees over human rights concerns: Reuters
May 28, 2022

Germany’s Economy Ministry has refused to provide carmaker Volkswagen with guarantees to cover new investments in China because of concerns over human rights violations in the Xinjiang region, Der Spiegel reported on Friday. Click here to read…

High-tech to help metaverse unspool: China Daily
May 28, 2022

Big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies are expected to play a vital role in building the metaverse, one of the hottest buzzwords for the next phase of the internet, experts said at an industry event. Such technologies are set to promote the integration of tangible and virtual worlds, they said. Click here to read…

Let it rip’ approach to COVID-19 definitely not science-based: People’s Daily
May 28, 2022

The “let it rip” approach to COVID-19 by some Western countries will create long-term and sustained negative impacts on social and economic operations. Despite an upsurge in Omicron cases, the United States and some European countries have lifted COVID-19 restrictionsClick here to read…

Xi calls for advancing study of Chinese civilization: Xinhuanet
May 29, 2022

On Friday afternoon, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, presided over the 39th group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to further a national research project on tracing the origins of Chinese civilization. Click here to read…

Chinese vice premier stresses summer agricultural production: Xinhuanet
May 29, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has urged unremitting efforts to ensure a bumper summer harvest and good autumn sowing so as to achieve the whole-year goal of grain production. Click here to read…

China punishes 11,351 officials in April for violating frugality rules: Xinhuanet
May 29, 2022

China punished 11,351 people in April for violating the country’s eight-point code on improving Party and government conduct, the top anti-graft body said on its website Sunday. The punished were involved in 7,441 cases, said the monthly statement by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 54 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 29, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 54 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 29 were in Shanghai and 14 in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Sunday. Click here to read…

UN human rights chief wraps up China visit after wide interactions with all sectors: Global Times
May 29, 2022

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has wrapped up her six-day visit in China, including its Xinjiang region, but her statement that showcased her team’s wide interactions with people from different sectors in China and progress in facilitating future exchanges between Beijing and Geneva seemed to have disappointed the US. Meanwhile, anti-China forces attempting to use the visit to nail the allegation of “genocide” on China are now trying to deny Bachelet’s visit and attacking China for “manipulating” her trip for propaganda. Click here to read…

Beijing, Shanghai walk out of shadow of Omicron: Global Times
May 29, 2022

Beijing and Shanghai, China’s two megacities, are gradually walking out of the shadow of Omicron outbreaks, providing valuable experiences for the country in carrying out the dynamic zero-COVID strategy that once again proves to be the most effective approach in containing the highly contagious virus at the minimum costs to the economy and people’s life. Click here to read…

Shanghai, Beijing manifest China’s dynamic epidemic clearing mandate: Global Times
May 29, 2022

Thanks to the strict enforcement of prevention and control protocols, the coronavirus epidemic in Shanghai and Beijing, two megacities in China, has finally abated, with epidemiologists and health officials from both cities feeling upbeat, announcing over the weekend that they are on the cusp of winning another arduous battle against the virus. Click here to read…

China-Switzerland trade talks stall over rights issues, Swiss newspapers report: Reuters
May 29, 2022

Efforts by Switzerland to refresh its free trade agreement with China have stalled as Bern takes a more critical view of Beijing’s human rights record, Swiss newspapers reported on Sunday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 20 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 8 in Beijing: Xinhuanet
May 30, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 20 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including eight in Beijing, and six each in Tianjin and Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Monday. Click here to read…

Mega data project bolsters China’s digital infrastructure: Quishi
May 30, 2022

As China rides the digitalization wave and seeks to tap into the full potential of the big data industry, a megaproject addressing the soaring demand for computing power is taking shape. In February, China started work on the project to build an integrated national big data system involving the establishment of eight national computing hubs and 10 national data center clusters. Click here to read…

Shanghai enacts post-lockdown action plan: China Daily
May 30, 2022

Shanghai released a 50-measure action plan on Sunday to fully assist domestic and foreign enterprises in recovering from challenges brought by the wave of COVID-19 infections over the past few months and to rehabilitate Shanghai’s economic vitality. Click here to read…

Some in Beijing back to work, Shanghai inches closer to ending COVID lockdown: Reuters
May 30, 2022

Streets in Beijing were busier on Monday as residents in two districts were allowed to return to work, while Shanghai inched closer towards lifting its two-month old COVID-19 lockdown from Wednesday, as the number of infections across China dropped. Click here to read…

Chinese police investigate commercial Covid test labs over alleged fraud: South China Morning Post
May 30, 2022

Police in the Chinese capital are investigating three Covid-19 mass testing laboratories, accusing them of improper testing leading to inaccurate results. Police said on Sunday that eight people from the Beijing Zhongtong Lanbo Medical Testing Laboratory were detained over allegations that the company tried to cut costs and time by mixing too many samples in one test despite knowing it would lead to inaccurate results. Click here to read…

Two mega-kilowatt pumped storage power plants start operation in Greater Bay Area: Global Times
May 30, 2022

Two mega-kilowatt pumped storage power plants in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) officially started power generation on May 28, marking the power grid capacity in the GBA leading the world with the largest installed pumped storage, the strongest grid adjustment capacity, and the highest proportion of clean energy consumption among international bay areas, Chinese media cnr.cn reported on Monday. Click here to read…

Psychological services in demand: China Daily
May 30, 2022

The rumors were quickly denied by the municipal government at a news conference that afternoon, with the authorities saying that daily supplies would not be affected and there was no need for panic buying. These rumors have been dispelled, but as several cities grapple with a new wave of COVID-19 infections caused by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, concern for people’s mental health during the pandemic has again become an important issue that different sides of society are working hard to address. Click here to read…

Shanghai enacts post-lockdown action plan: China Daily
May 30, 2022

Shanghai released a 50-measure action plan on Sunday to fully assist domestic and foreign enterprises in recovering from challenges brought by the wave of COVID-19 infections over the past few months and to rehabilitate Shanghai’s economic vitality. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 25, 2022

Chinese firm to invest 300 mln USD in Zimbabwe’s lithium mine: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt said Tuesday it will invest around 300 million U.S. dollars to develop the Arcadia hard-rock lithium mine in Zimbabwe which it recently acquired from the Australian-listed Prospect Resources. The investment will also be used to construct a process plant with a capacity to treat around 4.5 million metric tonnes of ore and produce 400,000 metric tonnes of lithium concentrate per annum, the company said. Click here to read…

China’s commerce ministry responds to U.S.-launched IPEF: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

China believes that the new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) should facilitate prosperity, development and economic cooperation rather than undermine and divide existing mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific region, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

BRICS countries pin high hopes on cooperation in industrial digital transformation: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

The industrial internet and digital manufacturing are taking root in BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. There are broad prospects for cooperation in these fields, transforming modes of production and shaping people’s experiences of life, work and study. Click here to read…

China allows deferred housing provident fund payments amid epidemic: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

Chinese authorities Tuesday rolled out a phased supportive policy on deferring housing provident fund contributions to help enterprises and individuals tide over difficulties amid the epidemic. Enterprises affected by the epidemic can apply for postponing the payment of housing provident fund contributions under the rules and make the payment afterward, said a circular. Click here to read…

China pledges greater credit support to stabilize economy: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

Chinese authorities have pledged to increase credit issuance and enhance financial support for key businesses and fields. Strengthened financial support will be given for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, green development, scientific and technological innovation, energy supply, water conservancy and infrastructure, among others, according to a meeting jointly held by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. Click here to read…

Means of production prices fall in China: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

Most of the capital goods monitored by the government posted lower prices in mid-May compared with early May this year, official data showed Tuesday. Of the 50 major goods monitored by the government, including seamless steel tubes, gasoline, coal, fertilizer and some agricultural products mainly used for processing, 23 saw their prices increase, while 27 posted lower prices, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Click here to read…

Diversified Chinese movies, TV dramas appeal to more fans globally: Xinhuanet

May 24, 2022

Ever since watching his very first Jackie Chan movies 17 years ago, Bakary Coulibaly has become a fan of Chinese movies and TV dramas. “The only way to get Chinese movies back then was to buy DVDs, which were all old titles rather than new ones or TV series,” Coulibaly, a young Malian studying in China, recalled. Click here to read…

Chinese delegation vilified by CNN’s false report: China Daily
May 24, 2022

The Chinese delegation to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos has refuted a CNN report on Monday that quoted a US politician as saying they walked out of the room without applauding after a speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The allegation is “totally untrue”, according to the Chinese delegation. When Zelensky made the virtual speech on Monday, the delegation was not at the site but in talks with Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, it said. Click here to read…

China ensures healthcare access for all 510m rural residents: China Daily
May 24, 2022

China has expanded medical facilities in rural areas in the past decade to ensure its 509.8 million rural residents have access to basic medical services. By the end of 2021, China had set up 23,000 county-level medical and healthcare institutions, 35,000 township health facilities and 599,000 village clinics across the country, the National Health Commission told a press conference Tuesday. Click here to read…

Wang Yi meets with UN human rights chief in Guangzhou, asks for mutual understanding, clearing misinformation: Global Times
May 24, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said he hopes the visit of UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to China will strengthen cooperation with the UN in human rights based on mutual respect and equality, and clear up some misinformation about China in the field. Click here to read…

China, US climate envoys meet in Davos amid tensions, signals room for cooperation: Global Times
May 24, 2022

As the Chinese and US climate envoys met in a panel discussion in Davos on Tuesday, Chinese experts said it highlighted the room for cooperation on climate change amid bilateral tensions, while warning that the US’ inconsistency in global climate cooperation and tendency to politicize the issue call for vigilance. Click here to read…

Quad mechanism sugarcoats statements to woo regional countries: Global Times
May 24, 2022

On the last day of his Asia trip on Tuesday, when US President Joe Biden attended the Quad summit in Tokyo with leaders from Japan, Australia and India, he vowed “steadfast commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient.” While analysts said that without mentioning China by name, the mechanism has made China the heart by hyping the country’s “threat,” and no matter how it has sugarcoated its target to contain China, fewer regional countries will be fooledClick here to read…

China calls for end of geographical confrontation, technological decoupling in UN technology meeting: Global Times
May 24, 2022

China urged governments to stop creating division around the globe, to abandon technological decoupling and to refrain from destructive practices affecting the stability in global supply chain and economic recovery at the United Nations Security Council technology and security briefing on Monday. Click here to read…

Central bank urges stronger loan support to ease downward pressure: Global Times
May 24, 2022

Chinese authorities on Monday held a meeting with 24 major financial institutions to arrange stronger support for the real economy to tackle mounting downward pressure, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the People’s Bank of China (PBC), the central bankClick here to read…

Top economic planner, energy companies discuss ways to control coal production cost: Global Times
May 24, 2022

China’s National Development and Reform Commission, the government’s top economic planner, held a meeting on Tuesday to launch a series of inspections addressing the inflated price of coal production among major coal producers in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Shanxi and Shaanxi Province. Click here to read…

China’s Zhejiang solidly pushes forward construction of common prosperity demonstration zone: People’s Daily
May 24, 2022

East China’s Zhejiang Province has taken vigorous measures to advance the high-quality development of 26 mountainous counties and narrow the development gaps between various areas in the province. Click here to read…

Deepen BRICS cooperation to make stronger force for progress: People’s Daily
May 24, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a video address at the opening session of the BRICS Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on May 19. He profoundly expounded on security and development issues, and offered important opinions on deepening political and security cooperation among BRICS countries, enhancing confidence in and strength for building a community with a shared future for mankind. Click here to read…

Russian and Chinese jets deliver pointed send-off on last day of Biden Asia trip: Reuters
May 25, 2022

Russian and Chinese bombers flew joint patrols near Japanese and South Korea air defense zones on Tuesday in a pointed farewell to U.S. President Joe Biden as he concluded a trip to Asia that rankled Beijing. The patrols came hours after Biden angered China by saying he would be willing to respond militarily to defend Taiwan if it came under Chinese attack, and as he discussed responses to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with leaders of the Quad, which groups the United States with Australia, India and Japan. Click here to read…

China, Russia fly 6 bombers over waters near Japan during Quad summit: Kyodo
May 25, 2022

Six Chinese and Russian strategic bombers conducted a joint flight Tuesday over waters near Japan in what Japan’s defense minister believes was a protest against a Quad summit held in Tokyo, prompting Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force to scramble fighters in response. China and Russia flew the bombers over the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the Pacific from the morning to the afternoon, according to the Japanese Defense Ministry, when Prime Minister Fumio Kishida hosted a meeting with the leaders of the United States, Australia and India. Click here to read…

Solomon Islands says China’s Wang to visit this week: Taipei Times
May 25, 2022

The Chinese foreign minister is to make a “milestone” visit this week, the Solomon Islands government said in a statement on Monday. Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi’s trip comes at a time of heightened US and Australian concern over China’s intentions in the South Pacific. Click here to read…

China has 33 ways to get economy back on track, but critics say ‘adjusting zero-Covid strategy is key’: South China Morning Post
May 25, 2022

China has unveiled a new round of stimulus measures to stabilise the nation’s faltering economy and support businesses, but analysts say the actual impact may be limited if the nation’s stringent zero-Covid policy remains unchanged. A 33-point package of policy items will help “get the economy back on a normal track” while keeping major economic indicators within an appropriate range”, the official state press agency, Xinhua, reported following Monday’s regular meeting of the State Council, China’s cabinet. The announcement by the State Council, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, came as many analysts have warned that Beijing will be hard-pressed to achieve its economic growth target of “around 5.5 per cent” for the year while sticking with strict coronavirus-control measures. Click here to read…

China military must be able to destroy Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites if they threaten national security, says scientists: South China Morning Post
May 25, 2022

Chinese military researchers say the country needs to be able to disable or destroy SpaceX’s Starlink satellites if they threaten national security. According to a paper published last month, China needs to develop anti-satellite capabilities, including a surveillance system with unprecedented scale and sensitivity to track and monitor every Starlink satellite. The study was led by Ren Yuanzhen, a researcher with the Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications under the PLA’s Strategic Support Force. Co-authors included several senior scientists in China’s defence industry. Click here to read…

Chinese, German FMs hold virtual meeting on bilateral ties, multilateralism: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock held a video meeting on Tuesday, exchanging views on furthering bilateral ties and upholding true multilateralism, among other issues. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 102 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 102 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 44 were in Shanghai and 41 in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Five other provincial-level regions on the mainland also saw new local COVID-19 cases, including seven in Tianjin and five in Sichuan. Click here to read…

China achieves full village-level medical facilities coverage: Quishi
May 25, 2022

The National Health Commission (NHC) declared on Tuesday that China achieved full medical facilities coverage at the county, township and village levels in 2021. As of the end of 2021, more than 23,000 county-level medical and health institutions, 35,000 township health centers and 599,000 village-level clinics were established, allowing residents to access medical services within 15 minutes, said Zhu Hongming, deputy director of the commission’s primary health department. Click here to read…

Beijing speeds up action to control outbreak: China Daily
May 25, 2022

Beijing will accelerate its epidemiological investigations and complete centralized quarantine work swiftly to contain the spread of COVID-19 at the community level, Xu Hejian, spokesman for the city government, said at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon. Click here to read…

Multiple officials in Beijing punished for negligence managing two cluster infections: Global Times
May 25, 2022

The investigation involving two cluster infections in Beijing was released on Tuesday, with punishments imposed on employees from two companies, officials from local governments, and staff from related industrial supervision department and epidemic prevention departments. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 9, 2022

NPC Constitution, Law Committee deliberates draft amendment to law on local

legislatures, governments: Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022

The Constitution and Law Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Monday deliberated a draft amendment to the Organic Law of the Local People’s Congresses and Local People’s Governments. Click here to read…

China’s national legislature holds 2nd plenary meeting of annual session: Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022

The fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s national legislature, held its second plenary meeting Tuesday. Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan attended the meeting. Click here to read…

Top commander’s call to strengthen national defense: Xinhuane
March 8, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday highlighted the need to run the military in accordance with the law, issuing his call during a plenary meeting of national lawmakers from the armed forces at the annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature. Click here to read…

China better protects women’s rights, interests via law revision: : Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022

Chinese legislators have attached great importance to the protection of women’s rights and interests, according to a work report submitted Tuesday to the country’s national legislature for review. Click here to read…

Chinese, Pakistani FMs hold phone talks: Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday held a phone conversation with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the latter’s request. Wang strongly condemned the recent serious terrorist attack in Peshawar city, Pakistan, and once again expressed sincere condolences to Pakistan, saying that China firmly supports Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism and safeguard national security and stability. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to release details of bio-labs in Ukraine: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

Chinese foreign ministry on Tuesday called on the United States to release all-around details of its biological laboratories in Ukraine, and urged relevant parties to ensure their safety. Click here to read…

Xi holds virtual summit with leaders of France, Germany: Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a virtual summit with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday. Xi pointed out that the combined impact of major global changes and the pandemic, both unseen in a century, has brought multiple global challenges that need to be addressed through global cooperation. Click here to read…

SMEs can solidify industrial economy: Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022

China’s greater emphasis on cultivating competitive small and medium-sized enterprises will help further stabilize the industrial chain and trigger the vitality of its industrial economy, officials and experts said. The comments came after the 2022 Government Work Report said China will work to nurture specialized and sophisticated enterprises that produce new and unique products. Click here to read…

China home to 2 mln 5G base stations by end of 2022: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

China will work to ensure the number of 5G base stations tops 2 million this year, Minister of Industry and Information Technology Xiao Yaqing said Tuesday. China currently houses around 1.43 million 5G base stations and over 500 million 5G users, Xiao told journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing “two sessions,” adding that the country will also make plans to develop 6G technology. Click here to read…

China’s economic planner outlines reform priorities to further boost growth: Quishi

March 9, 2022

China will carry out major reform measures to further stimulate growth and reduce pressure on its economic and social development, the country’s top economic planner said Monday. Click here to read…

More people charged with buying trafficked women, children: China Daily
March 8, 2022

The number of people charged with the crime of buying trafficked women and children increased to 328 last year from 155 in 2000, according to an annual work report of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, China’s top prosecuting authority. Click here to read…

Science and tech reforms priority for New Year: China Daily
March 9, 2022

Fully implementing reforms and policies related to science and technology will be a priority this year, Wang Zhigang, minister of science and technology, said on Tuesday on the sidelines of the ongoing two sessions. Enhancing basic research, developing technologies that can support China’s socioeconomic growth, training top-notch talent and improving the country’s overall innovation environment are key goals of the reforms, he added. Click here to read…

Political advisor proposes increasing economic compensations for full-time housewives in case of divorce: Global Times

March 8, 2022

A political advisor’s proposal during China’s two sessions this year calling for raising the amount of economic compensation for full-time housewives has stirred up heated discussions on China’s social media. Click here to read…

Chinese legislator urges efficient use of PLA strategic airlift, installing logistics support devices at civil airports: Global Times
March 8, 2022

China should take advantage of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force’s growing fleet of Y-20 strategic transport aircraft by deploying them in a centralized and highly efficient way, and preinstall related logistics support equipment and devices across the country’s civil airports for the Y-20, a Chinese legislator suggested at the ongoing two sessions in Beijing. Click here to read…

FC-31 stealth fighter spearheads display of cutting-edge Chinese equipment at Saudi Arabia’s 1st World Defense Show: Global Times
March 9, 2022

The Chinese arms industry brought a wide selection of cutting-edge weapons and equipment, including the FC-31 stealth fighter jet, to the ongoing first edition of Saudi Arabia’s World Defense Show in Riyadh. Click here to read…

China’s Xi conveys to France, Germany opposition to Russia sanctions: Kyodo
March 8, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday voiced opposition to punitive sanctions on Russia by Western countries over its attack on Ukraine during a trilateral video summit with his French and German counterparts, state-run media reported. Xi also told French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that China is willing to “play an active role” in settling the ongoing crisis “according to the needs of all parties concerned,” the media said without elaborating. Click here to read…

Two Sessions 2022: electric vehicle bosses propose two different charging solutions as booming industry charts a future course: South China Morning Post
March 9, 2022

Two heavyweights in China’s electric vehicle (EV) industry have lobbied Beijing for different approaches to charging, a key issue in the development of the new energy vehicle market in the country. Lei Jun, chief executive officer of smartphone giant Xiaomi which has recently entered the market and Geely CEO Li Shufu, an automobile industry veteran, have tabled different proposals at China’s annual political gathering asking for the government to change the charging approach for EVs. Click here to read…

Africa Now – Weekly Newsletter (Week 6, 2022)

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

COMMENTARY

Eight Priorities for the African Union in 2022

The African Union’s twentieth anniversary in the coming year gives it a chance to assess its achievements as well as reinvigorate its work to safeguard peace and security on the continent. This briefing points to eight conflict situations needing the organisation’s urgent attention. Click here to read…

NEWS

Burkina Faso restores constitution, names coup leader president

Burkina Faso’s military government said it has restored the constitution a week after taking power and has appointed the coup’s leader as head of state for a transitional period. Click here to read…

Burkina Faso junta lifts nationwide curfew in force since coup

Burkina Faso’s junta lifted Wednesday a nationwide curfew they imposed after seizing power in a coup last month, the military announced. Click here to read…

Guinea Bissau president survives W. Africa’s latest coup attempt

Cheering crowds welcomed Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo’s election victory in 2020, but his opponent’s alleged fraud. Click here to read…

French ambassador expelled from Mali

Mali’s military leaders are expelling the French ambassador over what they called “outrageous” comments made by the French foreign minister about the transitional government. Click here to read…

Germany mulls end of military mission in Mali

German troops have been stationed in Mali for nearly nine years. But the Bundeswehr’s mission might soon be over. Critics in Berlin are questioning its purpose. And Mali itself is looking out for new allies. Click here to read…

Guinea-Bissau’s failed coup attempt may have been linked to drug trafficking

In a Facebook post on Feb. 1, Umaro El Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo, president of Guinea-Bissau, reassured citizens that their country was calm and that his government had not been overthrown by an armed groupClick here to read…

Guterres asks for immediate cessation of hostilities in Ethiopia

The United Nations’ Secretary-General on Tuesday made the “strongest possible appeal” for all parties in Ethiopia to immediately end the fighting in Tigray and other areas, in the spirit of the General Assembly’s Olympic Truce which began just a few days ago. Click here to read…

Sudanese security forces fire tear gas as protesters defy ban

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have marched in Sudan’s capital and other cities, the latest demonstration to denounce military rule since the army seized power in October 2021Click here to read…

Somalia election on track, official says

Organisers of Somalia’s much-delayed elections say the polls have picked up the “right pace”, assuring citizens that they will meet the February 25 deadline to conclude voting. Click here to read…

US launches third military training project in Mozambique

The US government has launched a third Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) programme with Mozambique, to enhance the military’s readiness to contain rising insecurity.Click here to read…

DR Congo: At least 50 dead following militia attack on camp

According to the UN Mission in the country (MONUSCO), the attack was carried out by members of the so-called Cooperative for the Development of the Congo (CODECO) – a loose association of various Lendu militia groups.Click here to read…

South Africa’s Afrigen makes mRNA Covid vaccine using Moderna data

South Africa’s Afrigen Biologics has used the publicly available sequence of Moderna Inc’s mRNA Covid-19 vaccine to make its own version of the shot, which could be tested in humans before the end of this year, Afrigen’s top executive said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Mix of differences, challenges delays Arab summit until further notice

The Arab summit to be held in Algeria is facing many obstacles that could lead to its cancellation. This comes in the light of the mounting differences between the host country on the one hand and the Arab League on the other. Click here to read…

Kenya to Inject $176 Million Into Struggling National Airline

Kenya plans to inject 20 billion shillings ($176 million) of capital into the country’s cash-strapped national airline, which is battling to survive after years of losses and a mounting debt pile. Click here to read…

Tunisia elected to African Union’s Peace and Security Council

Tunisia has been elected to the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council for the term 2022-2024. Click here to read…

Wrangle over interim Libyan government intensifies

The speaker of Libya’s eastern-based parliament said on Monday the chamber would choose a new interim prime minister next week, but the current incumbent rejected the move. Click here to read…

Kenyan, Rwandan leaders discuss trade and security issues

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday hosted his Rwandese counterpart Paul Kagame for talks in Nairobi, focusing on a wide range of areas of cooperation. Click here to read…

African Experts Argue Prospects for China’s New $300 Billion Agreement

A Chinese official in Nigeria says Beijing plans to invest over $300 billion in Africa to increase African exports and help close the large trade gap with China. China’s plans for more investment in Africa have been welcomed by some, but critics worry about Africa’s growing debt with Beijing. Click here to read…

Private military contractors bolster Russian influence in Africa

Russia’s geopolitical ambitions in Africa have in recent years been backed by private military contractors, often described as belonging to the “Wagner group” — an entity with no known legal status. Click here to read…

Russian diplomat, African Union official discuss preparations for Russia-Africa Summit

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the meeting was held on the sidelines of the 35th session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. Click here to read…

Egypt inks $1.6 billion deal for South Korean howitzers

South Korea on Tuesday said it signed a $1.6 billion deal to sell arms to Egypt a week after US President Joe Biden’s administration approved another massive arms sale to the Middle Eastern nation. Click here to read…

Explosion at Nigerian oil vessel sparks fears of major spill

A vessel with a storage capacity of two million barrels of oil has exploded off the coast of southern Nigeria’s Delta state, raising fears of an environmental disaster and concerns about the fate of its crew. Click here to read…

South Africa’s 10-yearly population census kicks off

South Africa on Wednesday launched its once-in-a-decade population census to collect data that will help the government’s policy formulation and planning, the statistics agency has said. Click here to read…

Shell Is Betting Big on Namibia’s Oil Boom

While all recent oil exploration attention has been on Exxon’s massive string of discoveries in Guyana, another giant player and a junior explorer are shifting to focus toward what may be the next up-and-coming oil hotspot It’s Namibia–a country that’s never produced a barrel of oil. Click here to read…

Zambia aims for IMF debt deal in May – FinMin

Zambia expects an International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt health check to be finalised this month, to strike a restructuring deal with creditors by April and get a formal agreement with the fund signed off in May, its finance minister said. Click here to read…

Russian paramilitary ‘saviours’ star in films on Africa conflicts

Paramilitary fighters from the Russia-linked Wagner group star in a new film singing their praises for interventions against rebels in the Central African Republic and elsewhere on the continent. Click here to read…

INDIA IN AFRICA

Raila starts week-long trip to India, Ethiopia

ODM leader Raila Odinga has left the country for a week-long trip to Ethiopia and India. Click here to read…

Belagavi firm to build 6,000 houses in Rwanda

The Department of MBA at KLS Gogte Institute of Technology organised an online international conference on Indo African Businesses-Strategic Perspective in Belagavi recently. Click here to read…

Kebbi sponsors 117 indigenes to study in India

Kebbi State has awarded no fewer than 117 indigenes scholarship to study Medicine, Engineering and related courses in India. Click here to read…

‘India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons’ review: An eye-opener on Africa

With China taking a lead, India should deepen its political commitment in the continent, set aside sizeable financial resources, and increase the capability of project execution, says a new bookClick here to read…

Zambia, India ties vintage

INDIA’S Republic Day, January 26, is a gazetted holiday celebrated throughout the world. It is a day to remember when India’s constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent state. Click here to read…

Mahindra sets record for monthly vehicle sales in South Africa

Mahindra South Africa has set a new record for monthly sales since it first started selling its range of automotive vehicles in the country 18 years ago. Click here to read…

Made-in-India Nissan Magnite exports expanded to 15 nations

The made-in-India Magnite is now sold in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Uganda, Kenya, Seychelles, Mozambique, Zambia, Mauritius, Tanzania and Malawi. In the second half of 2020, Nissan managed to ship out a total of 6,344 units of the Magnite. Click here to read…

Airtel Africa Q3 results: Net profit up 54% to $180 mn

Telecom operator Airtel Africa reported a 54.4 per cent increase in profit after tax (PAT) to $180 million for the December 2021 quarter. The company had posted a PAT of $116 million in the same period a year ago. Click here to read…

MONDIACULT 2022 | Africa Regional Consultation January 31 – February 1, 2022

The Regional Consultation on Cultural Policies for the African region will be held on January 31 and February 1, 2022. For two days, 47 Ministers of Culture are invited to meet online, with international and non-governmental organizations, with all the key actors of the Arts and Culture sector to discuss and present the voice of the continent on the issues of culture and development. Click here to read…