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China: Daily Scan, June 27, 2022

China’s top legislature concludes standing committee session: Xinhuanet
June 24, 2022

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) concluded its 35th session Friday in Beijing. At the closing meeting, lawmakers voted to adopt a revised Law on Physical Culture and Sports, a black soil conservation law, a decision to amend the Anti-monopoly Law, and a decision to amend the procedural rules of the NPC Standing Committee. Click here to read…

China steps up support for unemployed college graduates: Xinhuanet
June 24, 2022

China has launched a campaign to help unemployed college graduates and young people under the age of 35 secure jobs, in a bid to maintain employment stability and ensure stable economic performance. Nine pro-employment measures have been outlined to provide better services to job hunters in the campaign, which will last until December this year, according to a circular released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on Friday. Click here to read…

Wang Xiaohong appointed Minister of Public Security: China Daily
June 24, 2022

Wang Xiaohong was appointed Minister of Public Security on Friday, replacing Zhao Kezhi, according to a decision adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature. Click here to read…

Explosion killed 2, injured 20 in Beijing’s neighbor: China Daily
June 24, 2022

A gas explosion occurred on Friday morning at a commercial street at Yanjiao town in Sanhe city, Langfang, Hebei province, leaving two dead and 20 injured as of Friday afternoon, according to a statement from the city’s government. Click here to read…

Traditional drug use down, as synthetic use rises: China Daily
June 24, 2022

While the proportion of traditional drug-related crime is decreasing in China, synthetic drug crime is rising, a senior prosecutor from the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said. Drug users have been turning to synthetic narcotics and psychotropics — drugs controlled by the State — in recent years, as tough control measures block access to more traditional drugs forcing users to find alternatives, Chen Guoqing, the SPP’s deputy-general prosecutor, told a news conference on Friday, two days ahead of the 35th International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingClick here to read…

China launches cybersecurity review into online academic database to ‘prevent data security risks, safeguard natl security’: Global Times
June 24, 2022

China on Friday launched a cybersecurity review of China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), the country’s largest academic research database, in an effort aimed at “preventing national data security risks, maintaining national security, and protecting the public interest,” said an official from the country’s cybersecurity review office on Friday. Click here to read…

Political advisors discuss protection of excellent culture, art of ethnic minorities: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China’s top political advisory body, held a video conference on Friday to discuss the protection and inheritance of the excellent culture and art of ethnic minoritiesClick here to read…

China to enhance legal protection of farmlands: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

China will expedite the formulation of a farmland protection law, a further step to safeguard the country’s farmlands, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources. Existing regulations, such as the prohibited non-agricultural use of arable land, will be elevated to law, the ministry said. Click here to read…

Remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted the High-level Dialogue on Global Development on Friday in virtual format. Following is the full text of the remarks by President Xi at the meeting: Click here to read…

Full text of Chair’s Statement of the High-level Dialogue on Global Development: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

Following is the full text of the Chair’s Statement of the High-level Dialogue on Global Development. Chair’s Statement of the High-level Dialogue on Global DevelopmentClick here to read…

China to provide 50 million yuan of emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

After the earthquake disaster in Afghanistan, the Chinese government has decided to provide 50 million yuan (about 7.46 million U.S. dollars) of emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Saturday. Click here to read…

Airbus to set up China research center to boost innovation: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

Airbus will establish the Airbus China Research Center in Suzhou, east China’s Jiangsu Province, to strengthen the company’s footprint and innovation partnerships in China, the company announced Friday. Click here to read…

PLA monitors US spy aircraft flyover in Taiwan Straits, vows to safeguard national sovereignty: Global Times
June 25, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) monitored the flyover of a US spy aircraft over the Taiwan Straits on Friday, vowing to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity amid large-scale military drills in the region in response to repeated provocations by the “Taiwan independence” secessionists and US, Japanese interference forces. Click here to read…

China proposes rules to regulate private pension investment via mutual funds: Reuters
June 25, 2022

China’s securities regulator proposed rules to regulate private pension investment via mutual funds, setting the criteria for qualified products and sales agents under a scheme that will channel fresh savings into the country’s capital markets. Click here to read…

Guangdong floods caused billions in economic losses: China Daily
June 26, 2022

The recent floods inflicted by heavy downpours between June 13 and 21 in Guangdong, the most serious in seven decades for the province, caused direct economic loss of more than 7.4 billion yuan ($1.11 billion). Click here to read…

Xi underscores importance of better respecting public opinion, following aspirations of the people: Global Times
June 26, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underscored the importance of better listening to the people’s voices by making good use of the internet and other channels, after millions of public suggestions were made on the work related to the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Click here to read…

Chinese authorities unveil plans to ‘maximise display of police force’ two weeks after group assault on women: South China Morning Post
June 26, 2022

China has promised a “maximum” display of police force in a 100-day campaign the public security ministry said would improve public safety. The announcement comes two weeks after a brutal group attack against women on the streets of the northern Chinese city of Tangshan that sparked a nationwide outcry. Click here to read…

Officials vie to offer pledges of loyalty to Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of 20th Party Congress: South China Morning Post
June 26, 2022

Senior officials in the Communist Party around the country are lavishing praise on President Xi Jinping in the final run-up of the 20th Party Congress, using words such as “beacon”, “compass” and “fulcrum” to refer to his status. The acclaim comes months before China’s important political event when Xi is expected to kick off his third term as the party’s leader, and the party is expected to see a new leadership line-up. Click here to read…

G-7 leaders to ban Russia gold imports, monitor assertive China: Kyodo
June 27, 2022

Group of Seven leaders on Sunday looked set to tighten sanctions on Russia over its war on Ukraine after U.S. President Joe Biden said the group will ban Russian gold imports in a show of unity as the forum navigates the broader consequences of the prolonged war. Click here to read…

G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China’s Belt and Road: Reuters
June 27, 2022

Group of Seven leaders on Sunday pledged to raise $600 billion in private and public funds over five years to finance needed infrastructure in developing countries and counter China’s older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project. Click here to read…

China’s fourth telecom player China Broadnet comes online, connects to 5G signal: Global Times
June 27, 2022

China’s state-owned radio and TV carrier China Broadnet launched its official website on Monday, announcing it has started 5G mobile phone services. Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Beijing-based Information Consumption Alliance, told the Global Times on Monday that China Broadnet had acquired a telecom carrier operation license, which is the same as ones held by China’s another three telecom giants China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. China Broadnet has since become the fourth player in the sector. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 5 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 27, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported five locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, three of which were in Beijing and two in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Monday. A total of 18 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Sunday in seven provincial-level regions, including six in Liaoning. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 22, 2022

China’s top legislature starts standing committee session: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, started its 35th session Tuesday in Beijing. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the session’s first plenary meeting. Click here to read…

Wang Menghui elected Party chief of China’s Hubei: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

Wang Menghui has been elected secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Wang was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 12th CPC Hubei Provincial Committee on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China addresses fiscal irregularities following audit: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

China has almost addressed all the fiscal irregularities spotted by auditors between June 2020 and May 2021, the country’s top auditor said Tuesday. Such rectifications involve improvements to more than 1,520 rules and regulations, while more than 8,300 people have been held accountable, said Hou Kai, auditor general of the National Audit Office of China (CNAO), who delivered a report at the ongoing bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee. Click here to read…

Qingdao summit sees 99 foreign-investment projects inked: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

A total of 99 major foreign-investment projects have been inked at the third Qingdao Multinationals Summit, which concluded on Tuesday in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. Click here to read…

Chinese SOEs to recruit more university graduates: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are set to recruit more university and college graduates this year amid efforts to bolster employment, according to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. Click here to read…

Shipbuilder delivers first methanol hybrid tanker: China Daily
June 21, 2022

The country’s first methanol-propelled dual-fuel vessel was delivered on Monday in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The vessel was developed and built by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI), which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. It is a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp. Click here to read…

China’s weather satellites to share data globally: China Daily
June 21, 2022

The head of the China Meteorological Administration, Zhuang Guotai announced that the data produced by the country’s two Fengyun series meteorological satellites will be shared with global users. He made the remarks at the 75th session of the Executive Council of World Meteorological Organization on Monday. Fengyun 3E and Fengyun 4B are used to help monitor and forecast weather, as well as prevent and mitigate disasters. Click here to read…

PLA warships circumnavigate Japan in distance sea drills amid US, Japanese provocations: Global Times
June 21, 2022

Led by the Type 055 large destroyer Lhasa, a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy flotilla reportedly sailed from northwest to the east and south sides of Japan on Monday and Tuesday after making transits in three strategic straits near the island country, and the vessels are expected to make a full circle around Japan if they are to continue in their path and return to base, similarly to a voyage by a Chinese-Russian joint flotilla last year. Click here to read…

More in G-7 now view China as “threat” than ally : Kyodo
June 21, 2022

China’s perception in Group of Seven developed nations has worsened due to Beijing’s failure to explicitly condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, with more people considering it a “threat” compared with before Moscow’s invasion, according to survey results released Tuesday. Click here to read…

China gives up host role with call for urgent meeting on biodiversity, UN says: South China Morning Post
June 21, 2022

China on Tuesday officially gave up its role as host of the UN Biodiversity Conference, which had been set to take place in the city of Kunming but now will be moved to Montreal, Canada. The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) announced on Tuesday that the UN Biodiversity Conference, known as COP15, would be held in Canada in December. Click here to read…

U.S. import ban over China’s forced labor in Xinjiang takes effect: Kyodo
June 22, 2022

A U.S. law broadly banning imports from China’s Xinjiang region took effect Tuesday, a move aimed at adding pressure over Beijing’s alleged use of forced labor among the Uyghur minority that could pose supply chain challenges. Click here to read…

China supercomputer achieves global first with ‘brain-scale’ AI model: South China Morning Post
June 22, 2022

Chinese scientists say a new supercomputer is so fast it has successfully run an artificial intelligence model as sophisticated as a human brain. The achievement puts the Newest Generation Sunway supercomputer on a par with Frontier, the latest machine built by the US Department of Energy, which earlier this month was named the world’s most powerful.
The Chinese team used the Sunway machine to train the AI model – called bagualu which means “alchemist’s pot” – with 174 trillion parameters, rivalling the number of synapses in the brain for the first time. Click here to read…

Outbreaks of COVID-19 in China shift to the south: Taipei Times

June 22, 2022

China’s COVID-19 outbreak is shifting to its south coast, with a flareup in Shenzhen triggering mass testing and a lockdown of some neighborhoods, while Macau — an hour’s drive away — is racing to stop its first outbreak in eight months. Click here to read…

China’s Guangdong activates top emergency response for flood: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

The flood control and drought relief headquarters of south China’s Guangdong Province upgraded its flood control emergency response to Level I at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The headquarters ordered governments of areas at risk to promptly suspend schools, production, traffic or businesses if necessary, sparing no efforts to ensure the safety of people’s lives and property and minimize disaster losses. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 10 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

The Chinese mainland Tuesday reported 10 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including four each in Beijing and Shanghai, and one each in Inner Mongolia and Guangdong, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Click here to read…

Nation’s coal king speeds up its green transition: Quishi
June 22, 2022

The Inner Mongolia autonomous region is ramping up efforts to invest in new energy as China goes full throttle on its green energy transition, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2060. As the country’s largest coal producer, the region has been adjusting its energy structure while keeping the coal flowing in recent years. In Ordos, for example, the Bortoi coal mine, which has produced 175 million metric tons of coal, is currently covered with 1.12 million photovoltaic panels that can generate up to 900 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy each year. Click here to read…

Draft set to strengthen quality, safety of agricultural products: China Daily
June 22, 2022

A draft revision to the Law on Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, for a second review on Tuesday. The draft highlights the responsibilities of ensuring agricultural products’ quality and safety during cold chain transportation and on e-commerce platforms. Click here to read…

Chinese think tank report clarifies international misconceptions about the BRICS: Global Times
June 22, 2022

Ahead of the 14th BRICS summit in Beijing, China’s top think tank released a report on Tuesday on the results the BRICS has achieved in the past and its development expectations, clarifying some misconceptions about the block. Click here to read…

Taiwan scrambles jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defence zone: Reuters
June 22, 2022

Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defence zone, including bombers that flew south of the island and into the Pacific, in the latest uptick in tensions and largest incursion since late May. Click here to read…

Ant, Alibaba plan for less intertwined future after China crackdown: Reuters
June 22, 2022

Ant Group and Alibaba are untangling their operations from each other and independently seeking new business as the Jack Ma-founded companies navigate China’s devastating regulatory crackdown, four sources familiar with the matter said. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 2, 2022

Senior Guangdong provincial legislator under probe: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

Chen Rugui, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Guangdong Provincial People’s Congress, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. The investigation is being conducted by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Cambodia, China ink deal to build COVID-19 vaccine filling factory in Cambodia: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

Cambodia and China on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the construction of a COVID-19 vaccine filling and packaging factory in Cambodia. The MoU was inked by Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng and Gao Qiang, general manager of Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd. via video link. Click here to read…

China unveils measures to bolster food supply capacity: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

China will step up its food supply capacity to keep prices stable, authorities said, citing challenges brought by COVID-19. The country encourages local governments to get a clear picture of the acreage, variety, output of vegetables in the field, and the variety and output of aquatic and livestock product stock on hand, according to a circular jointly released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and other government organs Wednesday. Click here to read…

China to expedite delivery of policy package to keep economy stable: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

China will speed up the implementation of a package of policy measures to maintain stable economic performance and ensure that market entities and the people are well-informed of these policy steps and benefit to the fullest extent, according to a decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chief procurator of Shanghai under investigation: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

Zhang Bencai, the chief procurator of the Shanghai People’s Procuratorate in east China, is under investigation for suspected disciplinary and legal violations, according to an official statement on Wednesday. Zhang is now under disciplinary and supervisory probe by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory CommissionClick here to read…

China activates level-III response after 6.1-magnitude quake jolts Sichuan: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

A level-III national emergency response has been activated after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Wednesday. Click here to read…

China aims to achieve annual clean energy output of 3.3 trln kWh by 2025: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

China’s annual power generation from renewable energy sources will reach 3.3 trillion kWh by 2025 amid efforts to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals, according to a plan spanning from 2021 to 2025 unveiled Wednesday. Click here to read…

Four dead after earthquakes strike Sichuan: China Daily
June 1, 2022

Four people were killed and 14 others were injured as of 7:40 pm on Wednesday after two earthquakes struck Ya’an, Sichuan province. A magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit Lushan, a county under the administration of Ya’an, at 5 pm on Wednesday according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Click here to read…

PLA holds three combat drills around Taiwan in one month amid US-Taiwan military collusion: Global Times
June 1, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Wednesday announced the third large-scale military exercise around the island of Taiwan in the past 30 days targeting US-Taiwan collusion, seeing US Senator Tammy Duckworth off as she was leaving Taiwan following her three-day visit, in which the island’s regional leader Tsai Ing-wen said that a cooperation plan between the US National Guard and Taiwan’s armed forces was in the works. Click here to read…

Chinese provinces resume inter-provincial group tours ahead of holiday to boost tourism: Global Times
June 1, 2022

More than ten Chinese localities have moved to restart inter-provincial group tours, after the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) on Tuesday announced more targeted anti-epidemic measures in an effort to boost tourism, while preventing the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday starting on Friday. Click here to read…

China to test first maglev-suspension monorail in new breakthrough of rail technology: Global Times
June 1, 2022

Researches in East China’s Jiangxi Province are testing a maglev hanging on an 800-meter-long monorail with a top speed of 80 kilometers per hours, the first of its kind in the country, the Science and Technology Daily reported on Wednesday, marking a new breakthrough in the country’s rapid development of rail technology. Click here to read…

Head of China’s market regulator takes over as acting mayor of Tianjin: South China Morning Post
June 1, 2022

Zhang Gong, China’s top market regulator, has been named as acting mayor of Tianjin following the sudden death of his predecessor. Zhang, 60, who has headed the State Administration for Market Regulation since July 2020, was named as deputy Communist Party chief of the northern port city on Saturday before the city’s legislature confirmed him in the role of acting mayor on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China should give up ‘illusion’ of avoiding US rivalry, Beijing think tank says: South China Morning Post
June 1, 2022

China should give up the “illusion” of avoiding competition with the United States, and even be prepared for the worst-case scenario of possible military conflict, a Chinese think tank has advised, while also urging Beijing to seek ways to reduce tensions. The Chongyang Institute for Finance Studies at Renmin University said the war in Ukraine had intensified US worries about and strategy against China, heightening the risk of an “all out” confrontation between the two major powers. Click here to read…

7 more industries in for tax benefits: People’s Daily
June 2, 2022

China is likely to extend its current value-added tax credit refund policies to seven more industries including wholesale and retail, agriculture, accommodation and catering, education, social work, entertainment and sports. The move is expected to increase this year’s tax refunds by 142 billion yuan ($21.23 billion) to 1.64 trillion yuan. Click here to read…

U.S. is ready to implement ban on Xinjiang goods on June 21: Reuters
June 2, 2022

U.S. authorities are ready to implement a ban on imports from China’s Xinjiang region when a law requiring it becomes enforceable later in June, a U.S. Customs official said on Wednesday, adding that a “very high” level of evidence would be required for an exemption. Click here to read…

China hits ‘selfish’ Japan over claim: Taipei Times
June 2, 2022

China blasted Japan for a “selfish” claim over an area of the Pacific Ocean larger than France, reigniting a long-standing territorial fight between Asia’s two largest economies. Japan has long claimed Okinotori, which is about halfway between Taiwan and Guam, as its southernmost island. China says it is merely a reef, and does not entitle Japan to benefits such as a 200 nautical-mile (370.4km) radius exclusive economic zone that would apply to an island under international law. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists produce world’s first pigs cloned entirely by robot: South China Morning Post
June 2, 2022

Researchers in China say they have developed a process to clone pigs entirely through the use of robots – a development that may help the world’s largest pork consumer reduce its reliance on imported breeding pigs. In March, a surrogate mother gave birth to seven cloned piglets at the College of Artificial Intelligence at Nankai University in Tianjin. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 18 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 11 in Beijing: Xinhuanet
June 2, 2022

The Chinese mainland Wednesday reported 18 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 11 in Beijing and five in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report ThursdayClick here to read…

Blueprint to improve national health: China Daily
June 2, 2022

China has unveiled its first five-year blueprint to improve the health of its residents through 2025, pledging to lift the average life expectancy by another year and make the public health network better able to respond to major outbreaks and other public health emergencies. Click here to read…

Collaborative research probes antimatter: China Daily
June 2, 2022

An international collaboration led by Chinese physicists has developed a new method to probe the differences between matter and antimatter, according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Nature. Click here to read…

China expands foreign debt program for smaller high-tech firms in push for economic stabilization: Global Times
June 2, 2022

The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), the country’s forex regulator, on Tuesday announced the expansion of a cross-border financing program for smaller high-tech firms, in the latest push to bolster the economy amid the COVID-19 fallout. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 27, 2022

Top legislator stresses legal safeguards for tranquil environment: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

Chinese top legislator Li Zhanshu on Thursday called for better laws and law enforcement to foster a “tranquil” environment for the people. Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, made the remarks at a symposium on the enforcement of the Noise Pollution Prevention and Control Law. Click here to read…

Li Xi elected Party chief of China’s Guangdong: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

Li Xi has been elected secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Li was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 13th CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee on Thursday. Click here to read…

Xi meets representatives to meeting on handling public complaints: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with representatives to a national meeting on work related to the handling of people’s complaints. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, offered warm congratulations to the exemplary individuals and groups honored at the meeting, and extended sincere greetings to officials and people working in the system for addressing public complaints. Click here to read…

Chinese FM underlines “four upholdings” in ties with Pacific island countries:

Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that China will continue “the four upholdings” in developing its relations with the Pacific island countries. At a joint press conference with Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele, Wang said the China-Solomon Islands relations have made unprecedented headway in recent years, which has brought tangible benefits to the people in the region. Click here to read…

China, Venezuela vow to strengthen communication between legislatures: Xinhuanet

May 26, 2022

Wang Chen, vice chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, met with Iris Varela, First Vice President of Venezuela’s National Assembly, via video link on Thursday. Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said the two countries firmly support each other’s core interests and major concerns. Click here to read…

China to advance efforts in joining CPTPP, DEPA trade pacts: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

China will continue to advance its accession into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA), the commerce ministry said Thursday. Click here to read…

China vows all-out efforts to stabilize industrial, supply chains: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Thursday said that the country will make all-out efforts to stabilize the industrial and supply chains of foreign trade enterprises. Logistics performance is gradually improving nationwide, and China will ensure the smooth transportation of foreign trade goods across the country, MOC spokesperson Gao Feng said at a news briefing. Click here to read…

Chinese official urges high-quality development of digital economy: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday called for leveraging strategic opportunities to accelerate the high-quality development of the digital economy. Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks while addressing via video link the opening ceremony of the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2022 held in Guiyang, southwest China’s Guizhou Province. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists design tiny, wriggling inspection robot: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

Chinese scientists have developed a tiny robot with “muscles” and “feet” that can wriggle its way around like an earthworm through pipes smaller than a centimeter in diameter. The 2.2-gram, 47-millimeter-long robot, powered by an electric tether, can be potentially used for inspecting complex, narrow pipelines inside aircraft engines or oil refinery machinery, according to the study published on Thursday in the journal Science Robotics. Click here to read…

Xin Changxing elected Party chief of China’s Qinghai: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

Xin Changxing has been elected secretary of the Qinghai Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Xin was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 14th CPC Qinghai Provincial Committee on Thursday. Click here to read…

China continues to raise basic pension payments for retirees: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

China will raise the basic pension payments for retirees in 2022, the 18th consecutive year of increase, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security announced Thursday. The average monthly payment for pensioners of enterprises, government agencies and public institutions will be lifted by 4 percent from the 2021 level, said a circular jointly issued by the human resources ministry and the Ministry of Finance. Click here to read…

Hong Kong continues tracing COVID-19 through sewage surveillance: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Thursday that the COVID-19 virus continues to be detected in sewage samples from different areas in Hong Kong, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises in these areas. Click here to read…

More macro measures seen: Quishi
May 26, 2022

China has launched a new package of fiscal and monetary support to alleviate difficulties facing market players as part of the country’s policy mix that might further unfold in the coming weeks to offset a rise in economic challenges, experts said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

US is world’s No 1 bully, defense ministry says: China Daily
May 26, 2022

When it comes to bullying in international relations, the United States is the undisputed initiator and master, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday.
The spokesman, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, made the remarks at a news conference in response to some comments made by US senior military officials. Click here to read…

Provinces relaxing traffic restrictions to normalize shipping flows: China Daily
May 26, 2022

Many Chinese cities have eased traffic restrictions in response to measures recently rolled out by the State Council to boost the economy amid COVID-19 flare-ups on the mainland. The State Council, China’s Cabinet, rolled out 33 measures to stabilize growth earlier this week, including steps to cancel traffic restrictions for people from low-risk areas and ensuring free PCR tests are provided to passenger and freight transport drivers. Click here to read…

Insurance program launched in Beijing to encourage vaccination among the elderly: Global Times
May 27, 2022

The insurance industry in Beijing is making efforts to promote vaccination among the local elderly by launching an insurance program for vaccinated people aged 60 and above, the Beijing banking and insurance regulatory bureau told media. It will be paid by the government with a cap of 500,000 yuan ($74,200) in personal liability. Click here to read…

Blinken’s long-awaited China policy address ‘unexciting’: Global Times
May 27, 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a speech on the country’s China strategy on Thursday, describing China as the “most serious long-term challenge to the international order” but stressed the US does not want a new Cold War. Click here to read…

China to champion multinationals’ setup of domestic big data R&D centers: Global Times
May 27, 2022

China will champion the overseas expansion of domestic big data firms while supporting the setup of big data research and development (R&D) centers by multinationals in the country, the minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Xiao Yaqing, said on Thursday at the opening of an annual big data expo in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou Province. Click here to read…

U.S. poses biggest nuclear threat to world, says Chinese spokesperson: People’s Daily
May 27, 2022

A Chinese military spokesperson on Thursday refuted remarks by some U.S. military officials to hype up the so-called Chinese “nuclear threat” and “bullying behaviors,” saying the United States is the biggest nuclear threat to the international community and the one that undermines the rules-based international order.
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Global firms warn of sluggish China demand due to lengthy COVID curbs: Reuters
May 27, 2022

Two months into harsh COVID-19 lockdowns that have choked global supply chains, China’s economy is staggering back to its feet, but businesses from retailers to chipmakers are warning of slow sales as consumers in the country slam the brakes on spending. Click here to read…

U.S. to remain focused on China in the midst of Russia’s war, says Blinken: Kyodo
May 27, 2022

The United States views China as posing “the most serious long-term challenge to the international order” and will remain focused on Beijing even in the midst of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday. The United States, however, is not seeking to block China from its role as a major power, nor is it looking for conflict or a new Cold War, the top U.S. diplomat said amid growing tensions over Taiwan, a self-ruled democratic island Beijing views as its own. Click here to read…

Premier Li signals ‘clear urgency’ on reviving economy, but no change to zero-Covid: South China Morning Post
May 27, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang’s honest assessment of the stress facing China’s economy and rare warning of a potential contraction in the second quarter after two months of zero-Covid containment show Beijing is stepping up efforts to stabilise the economy, analysts say.
Li’s video conference with more than 100,000 government cadres on Wednesday also reinforced the pressure Beijing is putting on local authorities to prevent economic growth losing momentum. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 80 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 80 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 45 were in Shanghai and 22 in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Friday.
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Chinese scientists find gene for drought resistance in rice: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

A Chinese research team has found a new gene that can improve rice’s drought resistance, said a study recently published in Plant Biotechnology Journal. The gene OsRINGzf1 could reduce cell water loss by reducing water channels in cells, thus improving the rice plant’s ability to retain water under drought conditions, said the study. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses need for concrete efforts to ensure summer harvest: Xinhuanet
May 27, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday underlined that solid efforts should be put into this year’s summer harvest. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a national teleconference. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, December 27, 2021

Xi stresses consolidating achievement of campaign on studying Party’s history: Xinhuanet

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called for consolidating and expanding the achievement of a campaign on studying the Party’s history. Click here to read…

State councilor urges state-owned companies to deepen reform, innovation:
Xinhuanet
December 25, 2021

State Councilor Wang Yong has called on state-funded companies and state-owned enterprises to deepen reform and innovation, while striving to contribute more to stabilizing economic fundamentals. Wang made the remarks during an inspection tour to Jiangxi Province and Shanghai on the reform and development of the centrally-administered and local state-owned enterprises. Click here to read…

China adopts new law on wetlands protection: Quishi
December 27, 2021

Chinese lawmakers on Friday voted to pass a new law on wetlands protection, establishing the country’s first specialized law on the issue. Lawmakers approved the law, which will take effect on June 1, 2022, at a session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Click here to read…

China completes record-breaking warplane production goals for 2021: Global Times
December 26, 2021

The Chinese aviation industry is wrapping up the warplane production and test flight work scheduled for 2021 in the last week of the year, with many companies already finishing their missions while others are making their final runs. Despite challenges including occasional COVID-19 outbreaks, the high quality and quantity of the aircraft will meet the demands of the aviation forces of all Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) branches, analysts said on Sunday. Click here to read…

Chinese manufacturing industry leaders call for focus on core technologies: Global Times
December 26, 2021

Experts and representatives from leading Chinese manufacturers called for the development of vital technologies such as chips and robots for China’s “root economy” at a gathering on Sunday, reaffirming the vital role technologies play in China’s economy, especially amid a high-tech blockade from the US government. Click here to read…

Tibet supports grads in job hunt outside region: China Daily
December 24, 2021

In recent years, the Tibet autonomous region has launched a series of policies to support college graduates as they look for employment in places outside the region to ease job pressure, local media reported. Graduates from Tibet who qualify to work in other Chinese provinces and regions will be provided with subsidies during their job hunts, including transportation fees, allowances, housing assistance and family visitation costs, according the region’s Department of Human Resources and Social Security. Click here to read…

China’s first greenhouse gas observation network basically established: People’s Daily
December 25, 2021

China Meteorological Administration (CMA) recently released its first national greenhouse gas observation network directory, which means that after nearly 40 years of construction China’s first greenhouse gas observation network has been basically established. The network is expected to improve China’s capacity for observation and assessment of climate change and continuously provide data support for the country’s efforts to peak carbon dioxide emissions and achieve carbon neutrality. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists develop AI ‘prosecutor’ that can press its own charges: South China Morning Post
December 26, 2021

Researchers in China say they have achieved a world first by developing a machine that can charge people with crimes using artificial intelligence. The AI “prosecutor” can file a charge with more than 97 per cent accuracy based on a verbal description of the case, according to the researchers. The machine was built and tested by the Shanghai Pudong People’s Procuratorate, the country’s largest and busiest district prosecution office. The technology could reduce prosecutors’ daily workload, allowing them to focus on more difficult tasks, according to Professor Shi Yong, director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ big data and knowledge management laboratory, who is the project’s lead scientist. Click here to read…

Xinjiang Communist Party boss and US sanctions target Chen Quanguo to leave post: South China Morning Post
December 25, 2021

Xinjiang’s Communist Party chief Chen Quanguo is to leave his post, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. Chen has been targeted by foreign sanctions over the crackdown targeting the Uygurs and other Muslim minorities in the region that he spearheaded, prompting allegations of widespread human rights abuses from the United States and other Western countries. China says Xinjiang sanctions are an ‘industry genocide’ targeting businessesClick here to read…

China talks up ‘green’ Olympics but prepares to fight smog: Reuters
December 27, 2021

China is using the Winter Olympic Games to drive its efforts to improve the environment, but smog-prone capital Beijing is still preparing for the worst as the opening ceremony looms. Beijing has improved its air quality since China won its bid to host the Games, but the Ministry of Ecology and Environment has said winter smog risks remained “severe”.Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, December 9, 2021

China to further implement administrative penalty law: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has issued a circular calling for effective and concrete measures to implement the revised administrative penalty law. Training concerning the law for current administrative law-enforcement personnel should be completed by June, the circular required, urging wider publicity for the law. Click here to read…

China unveils 5-year plan to advance agricultural, rural modernization: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

China has released a plan to advance agricultural and rural modernization during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), Deng Xiaogang, vice minister of agricultural and rural affairs, told a press conference on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Guangdong forms China’s largest fuel cell vehicle industry cluster: Xinhuanet
December 9, 2021

South China’s Guangdong Province has attracted more than 300 hydrogen energy enterprises with the total value of its hydrogen energy industry surpassing 10 billion yuan (about 1.57 billion U.S. dollars), local authorities said Wednesday. The province is taking the lead in China’s burgeoning fuel cell-powered vehicle industry and has formed the country’s largest fuel cell vehicle industry cluster, according to data released Wednesday during the UNDP Hydrogen Industry Conference 2021 in Guangdong’s Foshan City. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists develop legless robot capable of rapid jumping, shifting directions: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

A team of Chinese researchers has developed a legless soft robot capable of rapid jumping and agile turning. The robot, measuring 6.5 cm in length and 1.1 grams in weight, can jump 7.68 times its body height and hop forward continuously at a speed of 6.01 times its body length per second. Click here to read…

Board director of China’s banknotes printer surrenders to police: Global Times
December 9, 2021

The Board Director of the China Banknote Printing and Minting (CBPM), China’s official currency printing company, surrendered to the police, an official statement said on Wednesday. Chen Yaoming, board director and member of the Party committee at the company, is suspected of serious legal and disciplinary violations, according to a statement published Wednesday on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China and the National Supervision Commission of the People’s Republic of China. Click here to read…

Chinese internet giants race to the metaverse: Global Times
December 8, 2021

Chinese internet giants scrambled to snag a spot in the metaverse, a concept that has gone viral this year. The country’s three online behemoths or “BAT” for Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, which have reaped large profits from the development of the internet over the past decades, have got a head start towards the metaverse, which is widely defined as an alternative digital reality where people work, play and socialize. Click here to read…

Courts have stepped up to foster safe environment in cyberspace: China Daily
December 9, 2021

China has continued to strengthen legal protections for netizens to create a better internet environment and ensure their information is secure. Information technology, as represented by the internet, has created a large space for people’s lives, expanded the scope of national governance and elevated the development of China’s rule of law in cyberspace to a new stage, said Yang Linping, vice-president of the Supreme People’s Court. Click here to read…

China surpasses US in frontier research: China Daily
December 9, 2021

China led the world in seven out of 11 research areas this year in terms of active frontier research, surpassing the United States for the first time, according to a report published on Wednesday. The 2021 Research Fronts report, jointly published by the Institutes of Science and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and global analytics firm Clarivate, identified 171 frontier research topics. Click here to read…

Small cliques counterproductive to 6G development: People’s Daily
December 8, 2021

With major tech power houses worldwide drawing blueprints for the development of 6G — the next-generation wireless technology, Washington has been in too much of a hurry to form a small clique of allies in a frantic attempt to exclude and suppress China. The curb on China’s hi-tech research and innovation is not a fresh story. It clearly exposed Washington’s selfish purpose — to prevent Chinese tech firms from progressing and maintain its long-standing global technological dominance. Click here to read…

Hypersonic flight: Chinese scientists create prototype with an engine design abandoned by Nasa: South China Morning Post
December 9, 2021

A research team in China has built and tested a prototype hypersonic flight engine based on a bold design by a Nasa scientist more than two decades ago.
Unlike most hypersonic aircraft with an engine at the belly, the Two Stage Vehicle (TSV) X-plane proposed by Ming Han Tang – then chief engineer of Nasa’s hypersonic programme in the late 1990s – was driven by two separate engines on the sides.
The engines could work as normal turbine jet engines at lower speed and then switch to a high-speed mode which has no moving parts as the aircraft accelerates to five times the speed of sound, or beyond. Click here to read…

Australia, Britain to join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics: Kyodo
December 8, 2021

Australia and Britain will not send government officials to next year’s Beijing Olympics, the two country’s prime ministers said Wednesday, joining the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney he decided to bar officials from attending as his government has been rebuffed in its attempts to discuss with China its alleged human rights abuses in its far-western Xinjiang region, as well as various other issues of concern. Click here to read…