Tag Archives: J-20

China: Daily Scan, March 15, 2022

Report on Work of NPC Standing Committee: Xinhuanet
March 14, 2022

Following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC). Delivered by chairman of the NPC Standing Committee Li Zhanshu on March 8, the report was approved at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC on March 11. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses stable economic growth: Xinhuanet
March 14, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday stressed efforts to tide over difficulties to ensure stable economic growth of the country. Li made the remarks while presiding over an executive meeting of the State Council. Click here to read…

State Council decides on division of responsibilities on key tasks in government work report to facilitate stable economic performance: Xinhuanet
March 14, 2022

All key tasks laid out in the government work report must be effectively implemented with clear division of responsibilities and solid steps to facilitate stable economic performance while overcoming difficulties, according to a decision made at the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese envoy to UN says sanctions won’t help solve Ukraine issue: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

China’s permanent representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun said Monday that “the wanton use of sanctions” will not help solve the conflict in Ukraine but only create new problems. Click here to read…

Senior Chinese official elaborates on China’s position on Ukraine situation: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday elaborated on China’s position on the situation in Ukraine during his meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Rome. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to fully clarify biological military activities: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday urged the United States to act responsibly and provide a thorough clarification regarding its biological military activities. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a daily press briefing that the United States should also stop standing alone in obstructing the establishment of a Biological Weapons Convention verification regime. Click here to read…

Former deputy commander of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps indicted for graft: Xinhuanet
March 14, 2022

Yang Fulin, former deputy commander of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, has been indicted for taking bribes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Monday. Click here to read…

China maintains world’s largest manufacturing hub for 12 consecutive years: Quishi
March 15, 2022

China has maintained the world’s largest manufacturing hub for 12 straight years, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The country’s value-added output of the manufacturing sector in 2021 reached 31.4 trillion yuan (about $4.97 trillion), accounting for 27.4 percent of its GDP. Click here to read…

Chinese military to recruit 3,600-odd fresh college graduates as officers: China Military
March 14, 2022

The Political Work Department of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) recently launched the work of direct recruitment of fresh college graduates in 2022. This year, the Chinese military plans to publicly recruit more than 3,600 officers from the fresh college graduatesClick here to read…

Action urged to stop domestic violence: China Daily
March 15, 2022

Experts have called for mandatory intervention and counseling sessions for perpetrators of domestic violence after video footage of a man beating his wife in front of their child went viral, renewing debate on how to prevent such incidents. Click here to read…

Jilin recorded 4,067 domestic COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, province vowed to cut off community spread within a week: Global Times
March 15, 2022

Northeast China’s Jilin Province recorded 3,076 domestically transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 991 silent carriers on Tuesday. Officials said the cases haven’t peaked yet and that Jilin faces a “severe and complicated situation,” yet he vowed to clear transmission within communities within a week. Click here to read…

At least 6 Chinese provincial-level regions show declining population in 2021: Global Times
March 15, 2022

Data released by 16 Chinese provincial-level regions on Monday show that at least six regions have reported a decline in their permanent residents in 2021, including Beijing, provinces in North China and Central China, partly caused by decreasing births. Click here to read…

Chinese industrial design software companies rush to help DJI amid US ban: Global Times
March 14, 2022

US software firm Figma has reportedly started to sever ties with Chinese drone unicorn DJI in compliance with US sanctions, but multiple Chinese software companies have swiftly responded, vowing to give DJI a helping hand to minimize the impact of the US’ access ban. Still, contentions remain over whether Figma’s Chinese lookalikes would be powerful enough to meet DJI’s needs. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping on strengthening overall Party leadership: People’s Daily
March 15, 2022

At the just-concluded annual session of China’s national legislature, President Xi Jinping put forward five convictions that have been reinforced, of which the first is upholding the Party’s overall leadership. Click here to read…

U.S. warns China of “consequences” of aiding Russia on Ukraine war: Kyodo
March 15, 2022

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan warned during talks with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi on Monday that Beijing will face “consequences” if it provides Russia with military and other assistance over its invasion of Ukraine, U.S. officials said. Click here to read…

China’s central bank unexpectedly keeps medium-term policy rates unchanged: Reuters

March 15, 2022

China’s central bank kept some of its policy rates unchanged in a liquidity operation on Tuesday, dashing expectations for a cut, although investors believe policymakers may resume monetary easing soon to prop up the cooling economy. Click here to read…

China’s coronavirus lockdowns could trigger ‘shock waves’ across global supply chains: South China Morning Post
March 14, 2022

Rising coronavirus cases in China, including in economic powerhouses Shenzhen and Shanghai, are stirring fears about severe disruptions to the global shipping industry and supply chain, according to industry insiders. As the country grapples with its most severe outbreak since the initial wave in early 2020, Beijing has doubled down on its “dynamic zero-Covid strategy”, prompting local governments to impose stringent prevention measures, including lockdowns. Click here to read…

Ukraine war provides ‘new motivation’ for China to seek tech self-reliance amid Russia sanctions: South China Morning Post
March 15, 2022

Russia’s increasing isolation from the West may reinforce China’s push for self-reliance in advanced technologies, according to analysts, with Western sanctions already leaving one joint venture “effectively dead”. Moscow is facing a barrage of restrictions from the United States and the European Union over its invasion of Ukraine, raising questions over the future of its advanced technology trade, development and investment relationship with China. Click here to read…

China’s advanced J-20 stealth fighters are getting an engine upgrade: South China Morning Post
March 15, 2022

China’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, the J-20, has a new engine that has significantly boosted its performance, according to a military source. The WS-15 afterburning turbofan engine was developed in China and has increased manoeuvrability and combat capability, said the source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
That could take the J-20, or Mighty Dragon, a step closer to rivalling the American F-22 Raptor. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, February 07, 2022

Senior CPC official meets with former KMT chairperson: Xinhuanet
February 5, 2022

Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Wang Yang Saturday met with Hung Hsiu-chu, former chairperson of the Chinese Kuomintang party, in Beijing after Hung attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Click here to read…

China, Russia reaffirm support on core interest, oppose interference in internal affairs: Xinhuanet
February 5, 2022

China and Russia reaffirmed strong support for each other’s core interest, state sovereignty and territorial integrity, and voiced opposition to external interference in their domestic affairs, according to a joint statement issued Friday after a meeting between the two countries’ presidents. Click here to read…

Xi says China ready to accelerate FTA negotiation with GCC: Xinhuanet
February 5, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said China stands ready to work with countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to accelerate the free trade agreement negotiations. Xi said this will inject fresh vitality to the two sides as well as the world economy. Click here to read…

China’s commerce ministry criticizes U.S. solar tariff extension: Xinhuanet
February 5, 2022

China’s commerce ministry on Saturday criticized a recent extension of U.S. tariffs on imported solar products, calling the move unhelpful to the photovoltaic industry and disruptive to the global trade order. The U.S. government announced Friday that the levies due to expire Sunday would remain effective for another four years as advised by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Click here to read…

Xi calls for building closer China-Pakistan community with shared future: Xinhuanet
February 6, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing on Sunday, saying that China is willing to work with Pakistan to accelerate the building of a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era, bring benefits to the people of the two countries, provide impetus for regional cooperation and contribute to world peace. Click here to read…

Full text: Joint Statement Between the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Xinhuanet
February 7, 2022

The following is the full text of a joint statement released by China and Pakistan on Sunday. Joint Statement Between the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of PakistanClick here to read…

Chinese scientists discover promising green refrigeration technology: Xinhuanet
February 5, 2022

Chinese scientists have discovered a promising green refrigeration technology that may replace traditional refrigerants represented by freon, a greenhouse gas that leads to severe climate problems. The research team led by Tong Peng at the Institute of Solid State Physics at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science under the Chinese Academy of Sciences has found excellent cooling performance in n-alkanes through solid-liquid state transition driven by high pressure. The discovery provides a new perspective for developing eco-friendly refrigeration technology. Click here to read…

Xi extends congratulations to 35th African Union Summit: China Military
February 6, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday warmly congratulated the African countries and people on the opening of the 35th African Union (AU) Summit. In his congratulatory message to the AU Summit, Xi pointed out that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the AU’s founding, and that over the past 20 years, the AU has stayed committed to seeking strength through unity, actively explored a development path suited to Africa, facilitated important progress in regional integration and coordinated a concerted response from African countries to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read…

Ambassador Zhang Jun: the US should not go further down the wrong path: China Military
February 7, 2022

On February 6, Ambassador Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the Untied Nations, released a press statement to resolutely refute the unfounded accusations against China made by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, in her interview with CNN. Ambassador Zhang said that the US has again made accusations against China and wrongful, irresponsible remarks on issues like the Beijing Winter Olympics, Xinjiang and Taiwan. Such groundless, politically-biased words have seriously poisoned the China-US relations. Facing such a smear campaign, China has no choice but to push back and clarify our position and reject the unfounded accusations by the US. Click here to read…

China starts busy diplomacy season with over 30 foreign dignitaries in Beijing for Olympics: Global Times
February 4, 2022

The tarmac of the Beijing Capital International Airport is seeing its busiest time in the last two days with more than 30 foreign dignitaries arriving in Beijing for the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, as China kicked off a busy and crucial round of diplomatic activities to improve relations, promote multilateralism and call for global unity in dealing with global and regional challenges. Click here to read…

China reveals concept art for armed, aerial refueling-capable variant of Z-20 chopper: Global Times
February 6, 2022

An armed, aerial refueling-capable variant of China’s Z-20 medium-lift utility helicopter is believed to be currently under development after the aircraft’s maker recently revealed concept art for such a chopper, observers said on Sunday. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the maker of most aircraft used by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), released a promotional video titled “In the blue sky” on January 31 on social media platforms, in which the company rounded up the achievements it made in 2021. Click here to read…

China to see moderate CPI growth in 2022 despite global inflationary pressure, says NDRC: Global Times
February 6, 2022

China’s consumer price index (CPI), the main gauge of inflation, is expected to maintain moderate expansion in 2022 and the growth of the producer price index (PPI), or factory-gate prices, will gradually fall, according to an article published by China’s top economic planner on Sunday. Click here to read…

Premier meets with series of world leaders: China Daily
February 7, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang has met with a series of foreign guests who were visiting China to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics, pledging to strengthen ties with the countries and international organizations they represent. In a meeting with Zoran Tegeltija, chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Saturday, Li said China will import more high-quality specialty agricultural products from the European country, promote the implementation of energy and infrastructure cooperation projects, and continue to step up antipandemic cooperation. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists develop AI-assisted tool to detect early-stage lung cancer: China Daily
February 4, 2022

Chinese scientists have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted testing tool to detect early-stage lung cancer. The study published on Thursday in the journal Science Translational Medicine described the Lung Cancer Artificial Intelligence Detector that may play a part in the early detection of lung cancer or large-scale screening of high-risk cancer populations. Click here to read…

Athlete hailed by Uyghur advocates for ‘East Turkestan’ flag: Reuters
February 6, 2022

A ski jumper at the Winter Olympics was hailed by advocates for Uyghurs on Sunday after displaying what they said was the flag of the independence movement of East Turkestan, a group Beijing says threatens the stability of its Xinjiang region. Turkey’s Fatih Arda Ipcioglu on Saturday competed in light blue-coloured skis with a white crescent and white star on them. His native Turkish flag is almost identical, but features a red background. Click here to read…

U.S. calls for ‘concrete action’ from China to meet Phase 1 purchase commitments: Reuters
February 7, 2022

U.S. officials called on Monday for “concrete action” from China to make good on its commitment to purchase $200 billion in additional U.S. goods and services in 2020 and 2021 under the “Phase 1” trade deal signed by former President Donald Trump. The officials said Washington was losing patience with Beijing, which had “not shown real signs” in recent months that it would close the gap in the two-year purchase commitments that expired at the end of 2021. Click here to read…

China could take further measures to rein in yuan- former regulator: Reuters
February 7, 2022

The Chinese government could take further measures if needed to keep the yuan stable, potentially putting downward pressure on the currency, a former foreign exchange regulator said. Policymakers could increase yuan’s flexibility, expand capital outflows, or control capital inflows to rein in the yuan, which could deviate from economic fundamentals in the short term, wrote Guan Tao, global chief economist at BOC International and a former official at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). Click here to read…

U.S. House backs sweeping China competition bill as Olympics start: Reuters
February 5, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly passed a multibillion-dollar bill aimed at increasing American competitiveness with China and boosting U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, despite Republican opposition. The Democratic-majority House backed the “America COMPETES Act of 2022” by 222-210, almost entirely along party lines. One Republican joined Democrats in voting for the measure and one Democrat voted no. Click here to read…

Republican senator urges U.S. to monitor China’s digital yuan push during Olympics: Reuters
February 4, 2022

A leading Senate Republican is urging the Biden administration to closely monitor the use of China’s recently launched digital currency during the Beijing Winter Olympics, where the country is expected to showcase the project to foreign visitors. In a letter sent Thursday to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Senator Pat Toomey expressed concern that the Chinese government could use the global event to help its digital yuan, dubbed e-CNY, gain a global foothold. Such an effort could be used to set standards in cross-border payments, as the People’s Bank of China looks to get out ahead of other countries in the race to develop central bank digital currencies, he warned. Click here to read…

China, Russia enhance ‘growing energy partnership’ with gas deal during Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin meeting: South China Morning Post
February 4, 2022

China and Russia strengthened the interdependency of their two economies on Friday as visiting President Vladimir Putin unveiled a series of agreements, including a new gas deal, during his meeting with Xi Jinping in Beijing at a time when Moscow is facing rising tensions over Ukraine. Putin confirmed the deal to supply 10 billion cubic metres (353 billion cubic feet) of gas per year to China, which is the world’s biggest energy consumer, from Russia’s Far East via a new pipeline hours after landing in the Chinese capital ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Click here to read…

China is a reliable friend and partner, President Xi Jinping tells Central Asian leaders on Olympics visit: South China Morning Post
February 5, 2022

China is a reliable partner for Central Asian nations and seeks to deepen cooperation in areas ranging from energy to security, Beijing has stressed, in its latest push to step up engagement with the region.This came as Chinese President Xi Jinping met the leaders of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the sidelines of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Xi’s meetings on Saturday, which also included exchanges with the Serbian and Egyptian leaders, followed groundbreaking talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony a day earlier, amid simmering tensions with the United States. Click here to read…

US-China tech war: Top Chinese university pulls report that concluded China would suffer more from tech decoupling with US: South China Morning Post
February 4, 2022

A think-tank at China’s prestigious Peking University has pulled a report that concluded China would likely suffer more in a tech decoupling from the US. The 7,600-character report was published on the official WeChat account of the school’s Institute of International and Strategic Studies on Sunday, and was subsequently shared by Chinese media outlets and analysts. A key finding from the analysis was that both the US and China would suffer from a tech decoupling, but China’s losses would likely be bigger than those of the US. Click here to read…

Why China’s J-20 Mighty Dragon may lack the firepower to use laser weapons: South China Morning Post
February 6, 2022

China’s ambitions to arm its most advanced fighter jet with hi-tech weapons, such as lasers or particle beams, may be frustrated by its underpowered engines, according to military analysts.An increasing number of countries are researching cutting-edge directed-energy weapons (DEW), including the United States which is looking into their use to target hypersonic missiles and gliders. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 24, 2022

Chinese economy gets off to a good start in 14th Five-Year Plan period: Quishi
January 24, 2022

Thanks to the efforts of the Chinese government and people, China led the world in terms of both economic development and epidemic prevention and control over the past year, said Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office on Jan.17. Click here to read…

Seven senior officers promoted to military rank of general: China Military
January 21, 2022

China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) held a ceremony to promote seven senior officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force to the military rank of general in Beijing on January 21. President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, presented seven senior officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Chinese People’s Armed Police (PAP) Force with certificates of promotion to the military rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China. Click here to read…

China’s Wing Loong UAV family embraces new all-composite model: China Military
January 24, 2022

China’s independently-developed Wing Loong large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) family has embraced a new model made of all-composite materials, its developer announced Friday.vThe Wing Loong-1E all-composite multipurpose large UAV successfully completed its maiden flight on Jan. 18, said the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Click here to read…

China gears up for 2022 military recruitment: China Military
January 20, 2022

Military recruitment for the first half of 2022 will start on Feb 15 and end on March 31, according to a teleconference on China’s conscription work in Beijing Thursday. Recruitment for the second half of the year will run from Aug 15 to Sept 30, said an order issued by the State Council and the Central Military Commission, which was read out at the teleconference. Click here to read…

Li Lecheng elected governor of China’s Liaoning: People’s Daily
January 23, 2022

Li Lecheng was elected governor of northeast China’s Liaoning Province by the provincial legislature on Sunday. The 13th Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress elected the governor at its sixth session. Click here to read…

Wang Hao elected governor of China’s Zhejiang: People’s Daily
January 21, 2022

Wang Hao was elected governor of east China’s Zhejiang Province by the provincial legislature on Friday. The 13th Zhejiang Provincial People’s Congress elected the governor at its sixth sessionClick here to read…

36 provincial-level officials penalized for discipline violations in China in 2021: People’s Daily
January 21, 2022

A total of 627,000 Chinese officials, including 36 at the provincial and ministerial level, were penalized for violating Communist Party of China (CPC) discipline and laws in 2021, according to the country’s top anti-graft body. Click here to read…

China’s disciplinary agency vows to maintain strong, persistent crackdown on corruption: People’s Daily
January 21, 2022

The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top disciplinary agency pledged to maintain strong and persistent crackdown on corruption in a communique released Thursday. The communique was adopted at the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), which was held in Beijing from Tuesday to Thursday. Click here to read…

Wang Zhengpu elected governor of China’s Hebei: People’s Daily
January 20, 2022

Wang Zhengpu was elected governor of north China’s Hebei Province by the provincial legislature on Thursday. The 13th Hebei Provincial People’s Congress elected the governor at its fifth session. Click here to read…

China’s State Council leaders study Xi’s Party-governance speech: People’s Daily
January 20, 2022

The leading Party members group of the State Council held a meeting on Wednesday to study and implement an important speech on Party governance by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Click here to read…

Senior Sichuan provincial legislator under probe: China Daily
January 22, 2022

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

Digital economic growth plan unveiled: China Daily
January 20, 2022

New blueprint calls for upgrades to infrastructure and expansion of service sector. China’s latest plan to grow its digital economy will empower national digital transformation, shore up innovation and enable the government to offer more equitable public services, analysts said. The State Council, China’s Cabinet, unveiled the first five-year plan on the digital economy on Jan 12, highlighting the sector’s role in reshaping the global economic structure and international competition, and rolling out targets for its development through 2025. Click here to read…

Former Hangzhou Party chief took bribes with brother: China Daily
January 21, 2022

All of the mistakes and crimes were started by me. Without my power, my brother was nothing, and he could do nothing without my help,” Zhou Jiangyong, former Party chief of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, said in an anti-graft documentary broadcast on Wednesday. Zhou, from Ningbo, Zhejiang, began to work in 1985 and joined the Communist Party of China in 1992. He served as the Party chief-the top leader-in several cities in Zhejiang, including Zhoushan from 2015, Wenzhou from 2017 and Hangzhou, the provincial capital, from May 2018. Click here to read…

Two sessions’ kicks off in Xinjiang: No violent terror attacks for five years, social stability enhanced: Global Times
January 23, 2022

Xinjiang has moved past chaos and is making progress on governance on the basis of stability, and there have been no cases of violent terrorist attacks for five consecutive years. People of all ethnic groups have a growing sense of safety and confidence in social stability, local government work report pointed out during the fifth session of the 13th People’s Congress of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region which kicked off on Sunday. Click here to read…

J-20 fighter could get directed-energy weapon, drone-control capability: Global Times
January 23, 2022

China’s domestically developed J-20 stealth fighter jet could in the future be equipped with directed-energy weapons, and it can also spawn variants for early warning, unmanned flight and drone control, military experts predicted after the aircraft received concentrated media coverage over the past week. Click here to read…

Chinese businesses to hold first large expo in Afghanistan to boost trade: Global Times
January 23, 2022

China’s business representatives at China Town in Kabul are to hold what could be the first large expo in Afghanistan since the Afghan Taliban took power, aiming to create a platform for traders and producers to find deals on complementary goods for each other’s markets, business representatives told the Global Times. Click here to read…

Seven trucks belonging to Chinese company burned down in Kenya: Global Times
January 24, 2022

Seven trucks belonging to a Chinese company were burned down in Lamu County, Kenya on Sunday. No Chinese casualties have been reported, a public relations officer from the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) told the Global Times on Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese lifestyle app Xiaohongshu fined 300,000 yuan for failing content review: Global Times
January 23, 2022

The Chinese lifestyle app, Xiaohongshu, said that the penalty of 300,000 yuan ($47,329) came as Shanghai authorities determined it had failed the review on harmful content for minors, which was reported by the China Media Group (CMG) in December, according to an announcement released by the company on Sunday. Xiaohongshu’s remarks came after some media outlets reported that the company received a heavy fine by the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of Shanghai’s Huangpu district for disseminating undesirable content which may be harmful to the physical and mental health of minors. Click here to read…

China says it deterred US warship: Taipei Times
January 21, 2022

Chinese forces followed and warned away a US warship that entered waters near the Paracel Islands (Xisha Islands) in the South China Sea, China’s military said yesterday, in the latest uptick in tensions in the disputed waterway. The Southern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army said the USS Benfold “illegally” sailed into Chinese territorial waters without permission, infringing upon the country’s sovereignty, and that Chinese naval and air forces tracked the ship. Click here to read…

Chinese rights lawyer held for ‘inciting subversion’: Taipei Times
January 20, 2022

Human rights lawyer Xie Yanghas been detained in China on suspicion of “inciting state subversion,” according to an official notice obtained by his wife weeks after he spoke out for a hospitalized teacher. Xie — who has previously defended Christians and democracy advocates — has not been heard from since he was detained more than a week ago in Changsha, Hunan Province. Click here to read…

China cuts benchmark lending rate for 2nd straight month: Kyodo
January 20, 2022

China’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rate on Thursday for the second straight month to shore up the slowing economy, in contrast with the United States and other major economies that are moving to tackle inflation. The U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have been inclined to tighten monetary policy in a bid to curb sharp inflation stemming from a spike in global material prices amid supply chain disruptions and hopes for a post-pandemic economic recovery. Click here to read…

Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion: Reuters
January 24, 2022

Taiwan on Sunday reported the largest incursion since October by China’s air force in its air defence zone, with the island’s defence ministry saying Taiwanese fighters scrambled to warn away 39 aircraft in the latest uptick in tensions. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained for more than a year of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone, or ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands. Click here to read…

Beijing 2022 says 6 new positive cases detected among Games-related personnel on Jan. 23: Reuters
January 24, 2022

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organising Committee on Monday said it confirmed six new positive cases of COVID-19 during testing the previous day. Of the new cases, four were among new arrivals and the other two were stakeholders already in the closed loop who had taken confirmatory tests. Of the four positive cases found among 529 Olympic-related arrivals at the airport on Sunday Jan. 23, one was an athlete or team official, showed a statement on the official Beijing 2022 website. Click here to read…

Remember the Soviet Union, top Chinese policy adviser says in warning against blind pursuit of absolute security: South China Morning Post
January 22, 2022

The pursuit of “absolute national security” can extract a heavy price, a Chinese foreign policy adviser has warned, citing the collapse of the Soviet Union as proof of the pitfalls of putting military expansion over long-term security. The unfettered pursuit of security “will see the costs go up drastically and the benefits go drastically down, until the costs outweigh the benefits”, according to Jia Qingguo, a former dean of Peking University’s international relations school. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 17, 2022

Senior official of south China’s Guangxi under probe: Xinhuanet
January 15, 2022

Liu Hongwu, vice chairman of the people’s government of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is under probe by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of discipline and the law. The investigation is being conducted by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Friday. Click here to read…

Xi stresses safeguarding national security, social stability, peaceful lives: Xinhuanet
January 15, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has called for efforts to safeguard national political security, social stability and the peaceful life of the people. Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the call in a recent instruction to the political and legal work. Click here to read…

First comprehensive bonded zone on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau starts operation: Xinhuanet
January 16, 2022

The first comprehensive bonded zone on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was put into use on Sunday in Xining, capital of northwest China’s Qinghai Province. Two container trucks carrying precision equipment imported from Canada entered the Xining comprehensive bonded zone Sunday morning under the supervision of Xining Customs, marking the zone’s launch of operations. Click here to read…

China rolls out preferential policies on academic and vocational education of ex-soldiers: China Military
January 13, 2022

Recently, China’s Ministry of Veterans Affairs issued a new policy document on the education and training of demobilized soldiers, which is to be promoted and implemented in the departments of veteran affairs at all levels across China. The policy document has 23 articles covering policies of ex-soldiers’ academic education, skill training and adaptive training, all of which are closely relevant to their individual rights and interests. Click here to read…

Documentary revealing former vice security minister’s bribery sparks discussion: Global Times
January 16, 2022

A documentary that reveals details of Sun Lijun, former vice minister of public security, taking bribes from an interest group member who gave him “seafood boxes” with $300,000 hidden inside, sparked discussion among Chinese netizens after the show was broadcast on Saturday. Click here to read…

China develops world’s largest quadruped bionic robot for delivery, reconnaissance tasks: Global Times
January 16, 2022

China has developed the world’s largest electric-powered quadruped bionic robot, which is expected to join logistics delivery and reconnaissance missions in complex environments that have proven too challenging for human soldiers, including remote border regions and highly risky combat zones, analysts said on Sunday. Click here to read…

J-20 fighters conduct nocturnal battle drill to hone stealth advantages: Global Times
January 16, 2022

J-20 stealth fighter jets of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently conducted a nocturnal battle exercise against other types of warplanes with experts saying on Sunday that the stealthy J-20 demonstrated its all-time and all-weather combat readiness. Click here to read…

China’s central bank lowers MLF rate first time in 21 months: Global Times
January 17, 2022

China lowered the medium-term lending facility (MLF) interest rate by 10 basis pointson Monday, the first time since April 2020 and about one month after it cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR), a move which experts interpreted as aiming to direct domestic banks to lower market interest rates amid downward economic pressure. Click here to read…

Green philosophy urged in BRI projects: Quishi
January 14, 2022

In a move to advance green Belt and Road Initiative development, China has updated a guideline on environmental protection in overseas operations, with Chinese companies sticking to environmentally friendly approaches through the entire life cycle of their projects. The guideline, unveiled on Tuesday, was jointly issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and the Ministry of Commerce as a guide for enterprises to “implement the philosophy of ecological civilization”, as well as to “promote green and high-quality development”.Click here to read…

CPC sends clear signal for seeing Party conduct-improving campaign through: China Daily
January 14, 2022

The top disciplinary watchdog of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China’s governing party, has recently published 10 cases of violations of the eight-point decision on improving Party conduct. Five of the 10 identified violators were officials registered at and supervised by the CPC Central Committee and were mostly found to have either accepted gifts of money, played golf, or accepted dinner or tour invitations that may interfere with the performance of their official duties impartially, in breach of regulations. Click here to read…

China’s birth rate drops to record low in 2021: Reuters
January 17, 2022

Mainland China’s birth rate dropped to a record low in 2021, data showed on Monday, extending a downward trend that led Beijing last year to begin allowing couples to have up to three children. China scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it with a two-child limit to try to avoid the economic risks from a rapidly aging population, but the high cost of urban living has deterred couples from having more children. Click here to read…

China agrees with U.S. to release oil reserves near Lunar New Year: Reuters
January 14, 2022

China will release crude oil from its national strategic stockpiles around the Lunar New Year holidays that start on Feb. 1 as part of a plan coordinated by the United States with other major consumers to reduce global prices, sources told Reuters. Click here to read…

China’s economy may slow in 2022 on zero corona policy, Xi’s ambition: Kyodo
January 17, 2022

China’s economy is expected to slow down ahead of the ruling Communist Party’s twice-a-decade congress in fall 2022 as President Xi Jinping’s radical “zero corona” policy and socialist ambition are set to choke private spending in the country. Even after the end of the Beijing Winter Olympics, slated to start Feb. 4, the Communist-led government is likely to continue implementing strong anti-epidemic measures including locking down major cities and suspending all public transportation services. Click here to read…

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China holds key economic meeting to plan for 2022: Xinhuanet
December 10, 2021

The annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from Wednesday to Friday as Chinese leaders mapped out priorities for the economic work in 2022. In a speech at the conference, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviewed the country’s economic work in 2021, analyzed the current economic situation and arranged next year’s economic work. Click here to read…

China issues 10 application challenges for new generation supercomputer: Xinhuanet
December 10, 2021

China has issued a list of 10 application challenges for its new generation supercomputer, with an aim to build a quintillion-scale supercomputing application ecology, Science and Technology Daily reported on Friday. The list includes the fusion simulation of a magnetic confinement fusion reactor, fluid mechanics simulation of a full-size aerospace vehicle, dynamic simulation of a digital cell atomic system, as well as refined numerical weather forecasting. Click here to read…

China ramps up J-20 stealth fighter production after domestic engine switch: Global Times
December 12, 2021

The maker of the J-20, China’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, revealed that it recently broke records in terms of aircraft delivery due to high demand, with experts saying on Sunday that the J-20 has entered a mass production phase after it solved the last missing piece of the puzzle, the domestically developed WS-10 engine. Click here to read…

China issues new plan to bolster cold chain logistics against COVID-19 risks: Global Times
December 12, 2021

China’s State Council, the cabinet, on Sunday issued a development plan for the cold-chain logistics sector as part of the country’s 14th Five-Year-Plan (2021-25), elevating the logistics network into a pillar position in supporting economic and social development, while highlighting timely urgent issues such as imported COVID-19 risks amid the ongoing global pandemic. Click here to read…

Huawei’s cloud integration making progress: Global Times
December 11, 2021

The test satellite carrying the “Tiansuan constellation” computing platform was operating stably in orbit on Friday, marking the first validation of Huawei Cloud’s integration in space. Chinese private satellite company Spacety and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) have inked a deal to jointly launch the Tiansuan constellation in November, aiming to launch a series of satellites to build an open-source platform that could support the development of a 6G network, satellite internet and other technologies.

Huawei Cloud, as one of the first cooperative co-construction units, has integrated edge computing with a satellite computing platform, allowing the satellite to have artificial intelligence (AI) capability and multitasking ability, people.cn reported on Friday. Click here to read…

Chinese vice premier stresses continuous development of Hainan free trade port:
People’s Daily
December 12, 2021

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng has urged efforts to comprehensively implement major national strategies and promote new development at the Hainan free trade port. Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the leading group on deepening all-around reform and opening-up in Hainan, made the remarks while chairing a meeting of the group on Friday.
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China’s investment in diplomacy falls, as its global ambitions rise: South China Morning Post
December 12, 2021

China’s diplomatic corps stands at the front line of the country’s expanding ambitions on the world stage, but while its main rival the US is increasing overseas spending, Beijing has been doing the reverse. President Xi Jinping has said China’s diplomacy must serve his vision for the “new era” marked by his leadership – to achieve “a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”.Key to his vision is the belief that China will ultimately survive an unprecedented time of upheaval brought on by the widening ideological and geopolitical divide with Washington. Click here to read…

Show us the numbers on China’s economic risks, former finance minister says: South China Morning Post
December 12, 2021

China’s economic data should reflect more of the country’s major problems rather than just presenting a rosy picture, according to outspoken former finance minister Lou Jiwei.
At a forum held by the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges in Beijing on Saturday, Lou said China’s main indicators failed to fully show the economic problems the country was facing, including the challenges and risks raised by the leadership in an annual tone-setting meeting last week. Click here to read…

G-7 concerned about China’s “coercive” economic policies: Kyodo
December 12, 2021

The Group of Seven foreign ministers expressed concern Sunday about China’s “coercive” economic policies in what critics call “debt-trap” diplomacy toward developing countries, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said. The ministers also discussed “the situations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang,” where Beijing has been accused of human rights abuses, and the “importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” according to a statement issued by Britain, the G-7 chair, after their two-day talks in Liverpool, England. Click here to read…

U.N. says to publish findings soon on abuses in Xinjiang: Reuters
December 11, 2021

The United Nations’ human rights office is finalising its assessment of the situation in China’s Xinjiang region, where Uyghurs are alleged to have been unlawfully detained, mistreated and forced to work, a spokesperson said on Friday. Rupert Colville said the office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet hoped to publish its report in the coming weeks and that there had been “no concrete progress” in long-running talks with Chinese officials on a proposed visit. Click here to read…