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China: Daily Scan, September 21, 2022

Wang Yang meets new leadership of China Islamic Association: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Senior Chinese leader Wang Yang Tuesday met with members of the newly-elected leadership of the China Islamic Association. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, called for full implementation of the Party’s basic policy on religious affairs and efforts to rally Islamic figures and Muslims closely around the Party and the government for building China into a modern socialist country in all respects and realizing the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. Click here to read…

Chinese FM meets with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in New York on Monday. Wang congratulated Kissinger on his upcoming 100th birthday, calling him an old and good friend of the Chinese people, who has made historic contributions to the establishment and development of China-U.S. relations. Click here to read…

Chinese FM tells American representatives five certainties about China: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday met with representatives from the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the U.S.-China Business Council and the United States Chamber of Commerce. Click here to read…

Deals worth record 960 bln yuan inked at China-Eurasia Expo: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

The total value of deals signed at the seventh China-Eurasia Expo, held from Sept. 19-22 in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has already hit a record level, the event’s organizer said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

BRICS tourism ministers discuss green growth, sustainable development, recovery: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Tourism ministers from BRICS countries on Monday engaged in in-depth discussions on topics such as green growth, sustainable development and recovery, during a meeting held via video link. Click here to read…

Vast majority of Chinese students return home after studying abroad: Xinhuanet

September 20, 2022

Over 80 percent of all Chinese students have returned to China after finishing their education abroad since 2012, the Ministry of Education said Tuesday. The 2020-2021 academic year saw international students from 195 countries and regions studying in China, up 35 percent from 2012, the ministry said. Click here to read…

China’s Wing Loong-2 large UAV conducts plateau weather observation: China Daily
September 20, 2022

China’s Wing Loong-2 high-altitude large civil unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has recently conducted its first plateau weather observation test, according to the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Click here to read…

COVID-hit Shanghai unveils $257 billion in projects in infrastructure push: Reuters
September 20, 2022

China’s commercial hub of Shanghai on Tuesday announced eight infrastructure projects with total investment of 1.8 trillion yuan ($257 billion), after the city was hit hard by COVID-19 lockdowns in April and May. The economy of China’s biggest city slumped 13.7% in the second quarter, the worst performance among all 31 of China’s province-level regions. Click here to read…

Hong Kong arrests harmonica player for sedition at Queen Elizabeth’s vigil: Taipei Times
September 21, 2022

A Hong Konger who played a harmonica to a crowd outside the British consulate during Elizabeth II’s funeral was arrested for sedition, police and local media said yesterday. Crowds of Hong Kongers have lined up to pay tribute to Britain’s late monarch this week, some expressing nostalgia for Hong Kong’s colonial past at a time when Beijing is seeking to purge dissent. Click here to read…

Chinese tech giants give up lavish spending, cut costs in the face of economic headwinds: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

China’s big internet firms, once known as lavish spenders when it came to external investments and internal employee perks, have tightened their belts in recent months as economic headwinds stiffen and capital support dries up. The second quarter of 2022 has seen a spectacular retreat by China Big Tech as companies slash costs amid weaker consumer spending, regulatory scrutiny and an increasingly tense US-China relationship – a sharp contrast to the past years of freewheeling growth driven by a buoyant economy and a supportive capital market. Click here to read…

Revised code for Communist Party officials lays out quickest ways to lose a job: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

Chinese officials who fail to effectively perform in tough and urgent missions, or those who have a vague stance on key political issues, should be sidelined, according to a Communist Party directive recently amended and published on Monday. The code is intended to create a political environment that ensures the capable are promoted, the outstanding are awarded, the mediocre are demoted and the unqualified are abolished, according to the code, which was published by state news agency Xinhua. Click here to read…

Former vice governor of northeast China province arrested: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has ordered the arrest of Hao Chunrong, former vice governor of northeast China’s Liaoning Province, for suspected bribe-taking.
The case was transferred to procuratorial authorities for prosecution following an investigation by the National Supervisory Commission, the SPP said Wednesday. Click here to read…

China plans to build world’s largest national park system: Qiushi
September 21, 2022

China will build the world’s largest national park system, and a layout plan for the system will be released soon, a senior official said on Monday. Li Chunliang, deputy head of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, said at a news conference that the plan is being drafted in accordance with the requirements of building a system with the largest scale of protection, the most diverse geographical features and the highest conservation value in the world. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 123 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 123 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 57 were in Guizhou and 28 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Cultural work gets policy push: China Daily
September 21, 2022

On Aug 15, the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, China’s Cabinet, released a national guideline centered on cultural development during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, with the aim of promoting socialist culture and turning China into a country with a strong foundation in culture and art. Click here to read…

Integrating culture and tourism major goal of document: China Daily
September 21, 2022

China recently unveiled its cultural development plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, stressing that culture is not only the soul of a country, but also the soul of national governance. Click here to read…

Xi’s thought guides reform of armed forces: China Daily
September 21, 2022

The People’s Liberation Army has been undergoing a historic reform guided by President Xi Jinping since late 2012, when Xi became the top leader of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese military. Xi Jinping Thought on Strengthening the Military has also made it clear that pursuing reform and encouraging innovation are key to military’s strength. Click here to read…

China to be a severely aging society by 2035; quick aging, large population pose challenges: health authority: Global Times
September 21, 2022

China will be a moderately aging society in three years with 20 percent of the population aged 60 years and above and become a severely aging society by 2035 when 400 million people are 60 years and above, accounting for 30 percent of the population, a health authority official announced at a Tuesday press briefing where he introduced the country’s arrangement to cope with the scenario. Click here to read…

PLA naval, air forces keep US, Canadian warships’ Taiwan Straits transit in check: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Wednesday announced that its troops have kept US and Canadian warships in check when they transited the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China signs cooperation memorandum with Laos, Kazakhstan to establish yuan clearing arrangements: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The People’s Bank of China (PBC), China’s central bank, announced on Tuesday that it has signed a cooperation memorandum with the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Bank of the Lao PDR to establish Chinese yuan clearing arrangements in the two countries. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 15, 2022

China to further optimize industrial chain for pharmaceutical sector: Xinhuanet
September 14 2022

China will shore up weak links in the industrial chain for the pharmaceutical sector, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Wednesday. A monitoring system for essential drugs in short supply has already been established, Zhou Jian, an official with the ministry told a press conference, adding that the supply of a total of 100 categories of the drugs has been secured. Click here to read…

China deliberates on updating cybersecurity law: Xinhuanet
September 14, 2022

China’s cyberspace regulator on Wednesday revealed a set of draft revisions to the country’s cybersecurity law to solicit public opinion. China’s cybersecurity law entered into force in 2017. It amended the Administrative Penalty Law and adopted the Data Security Law and the Law on Protection of Personal Information in 2021. Click here to read…

China Coast Guards in Zhejiang and Fujian brace for Typhoon Muifa: China Military
September 14, 2022

China has upgraded the typhoon alert to orange, the second-highest level, as Muifa, the 12th typhoon in this year, is expected to make landfall in the coastal areas between Wenling city and Zhoushan city in southeast China’s Zhejiang Province during the afternoon and night of September 14. The Zhejiang and Fujian Provincial Bureaus of China Coast Guard (CCG) have taken multiple precautionary measures to mitigate possible disasters. Click here to read…

Water discharged into Yangtze to fight drought: China Daily
September 14, 2022

The Ministry of Water Resources is discharging more water into the Yangtze River Basin from surrounding reservoirs, hoping to relieve the lingering drought in the major rice-producing area at a critical time for crop growth. Click here to read…

Widespread roll-out of new technologies promotes high-efficiency development of agriculture in China: People’s Daily
September 14, 2022

In the most recent past decade, China has witnessed the rapid development of its agricultural technologies. The contribution of scientific and technological progress to agriculture has reached over 61 percent. Besides, the overall level of mechanization in the plowing, sowing, and harvesting of crops has now exceeded 72 percent, while high-quality crop varieties have surpassed 96 percent of the total. Click here to read…

China poised to shake up economic leadership as reformers bow out: Reuters
September 14, 2022

China’s ruling Communist Party sets the stage next month for the biggest overhaul of its economic leadership in a decade, with a generation of reform-minded policymakers expected to step down amid worsening growth prospects. Click here to read…

China seen holding medium-term rate steady despite growing economic gloom: Reuters
September 14, 2022

China’s central bank is widely expected to pause its monetary easing efforts and keep the medium-term policy rate steady this month, a Reuters survey showed, as widening policy divergence with the Federal Reserve could put further pressure on the Chinese yuan and risk capital outflows. Click here to read…

China protests to International Atomic Energy Agency over Aukus nuclear safeguards: South China Morning Post

September 14, 2022

China has lodged a strong protest with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) urging the nuclear watchdog not to back Australia’s plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines through the Aukus pact with the United States and Britain. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former Yunnan political advisor: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has announced its decision to arrest Huang Yi, a former senior political advisor in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, for suspected bribe-taking. Click here to read…

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

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

China to double down on stabilizing foreign trade, foreign investment to consolidate foundation of economic recovery: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

China will take further measures to stabilize foreign trade and foreign investment, with a view to consolidating the foundation of economic recovery, according to the decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Chinese, Uzbek state news agencies ink cooperation agreement: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

President of China’s Xinhua News Agency Fu Hua and Abdusaid Kuchimov, director general of the National News Agency of Uzbekistan (UzA) inked a cooperation agreement earlier this week. Fu expressed his confidence in successful cooperation between Xinhua and the UzA. Click here to read…

Xi arrives in Uzbekistan for state visit, SCO summit: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Wednesday evening to pay a state visit to Uzbekistan and attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Click here to read…

China to have 220 national hi-tech zones by 2025: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

China has established 173 national hi-tech zones so far and will raise the number to 220 by the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to the Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 126 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 126 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 84 in Sichuan and nine in Tibet, according to the National Health Commission’s report Thursday. A total of 823 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Crackdown intensified on new addictive substances, illegal drugs: China Daily
September 15, 2022

Authorities have intensified their crackdown on new addictive substances and emerging drug-related problems, anti-drug officials said on Wednesday. The traditional and new drug problems have intertwined with each other, and the number of new types of drugs and new forms of crime are increasing, featuring anesthetic and psychotropic drugs to substitute for narcotics or taking multiple narcotics at the same time, said Zhao Zhongchen, deputy director of the narcotics control bureau of the Ministry of Public Security. Click here to read…

China mulls increased penalties, employment ban on internet violators to better safeguard cybersecurity: Global Times
September 15, 2022

China’s top cyberspace regulator on Wednesday proposed a series of amendments to the country’s cybersecurity law including raising penalty and an employment ban on internet operators who violated the law to better protect the legitimate rights and interests of individuals and organizations in cyberspace and safeguard national security. Click here to read…

China, Kazakhstan to jointly crack down on the ‘three evil forces,’ resolutely oppose interference by external forces: Global Times
September 15, 2022

China and Kazakhstan will continue to firmly support each other on issues concerning national sovereignty, stand ready to jointly crack down on the “three evil forces” of terrorism, separatism, and extremism and resolutely oppose interference by external forces, according to a joint statement on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan issued during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Digitalization leads to better life of Chinese people: People’s Daily
September 15, 2022

Navigation apps that show real-time traffic information and estimated travel time, virtual fitting room that helps you get the best clothes you want when you shop online, and virtual museums where you can get close to valuable cultural relics at home… These scenarios have already become a part of the daily life of the Chinese people. Click here to read…

Russia says its navy in joint patrols with China in Pacific: Reuters
September 15, 2022

The Russian and Chinese navies are holding joint patrols in the Pacific Ocean, the Russian defence ministry said on Thursday, deepening military and diplomatic ties between Moscow and Beijing when their relations with the West have soured. Click here to read…

Taiwan hosts lawmakers to push China sanctions: Taipei Times
September 15, 2022

Representative to the US Hsiao Bi-khim on Tuesday hosted dozens of international lawmakers who back sanctions on China for aggression toward Taiwan, a show of support for Taipei amid military pressure from Beijing. Click here to read…

Whistle-blower says Twitter had a Chinese agent: Taipei Times
September 15, 2022

Twitter Inc’s former head of security on Tuesday told the US Congress that there was “at least one agent” from China’s intelligence service on Twitter’s payroll and that the company knowingly allowed India to add agents to the company roster as well, potentially giving those nations access to sensitive data about users. Click here to read…

Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam embrace China’s games and films, but stay on guard for a ‘cultural invasion’: South China Morning Post
September 15, 2022

In Taiwan, people are flocking online to play Identity V, a mobile “horror” game developed by Chinese company NetEase. In Vietnam, made-in-China films like Journey to the West, My Fair Princess and Shanghai Bund are essential viewing on television. Across Asia, Chinese media and entertainment exports are gaining popularity due to cultural links, rising production quality and fair prices. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 7, 2022

China’s State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Tuesday. Zhang Qingsong was appointed vice governor of the People’s Bank of China. Mao Shengyong was appointed deputy director of the National Bureau of Statistics. Zhao Cheng was appointed vice president of Xinhua News Agency, replacing Zhang Sutang. Li Junjie was named deputy head of the National Immigration Administration. Click here to read…

China experiences hottest summer since 1961: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

China had gone through its hottest summer since 1961 when it started to keep complete meteorological records. The country’s average temperature from June 1 to Aug. 31 was 22.3 degrees Celsius, 1.1 degrees Celsius higher than that in the same period of regular years and the highest since 1961, according to the National Climate Center. Click here to read…

China’s largest freshwater lake sees lower water level: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

The water level of China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang, continued to decline due to persistent high temperature and the lack of rainfall, local authorities said Tuesday. Click here to read…

New fraud law to be implemented nationwide: China Daily
September 6, 2022

Courts have been ordered to implement a new law on telecom and online fraud, which imposes heavier punishment on scammers, China’s top court said on Tuesday. “We’ll strengthen efforts to deal with cases of telecom and online fraud, and try our best to help victims recover their money,” Ma Yan, chief judge of the No 3 Criminal Division of the Supreme People’s Court, told a news conference. Click here to read…

Ministry of Public Security helps deter online fraud: China Daily
September 6, 2022

A regulation on how to deal with money involved in telecom and online fraud is being brewed up by the Ministry of Public Security, so as to implement a newly adopted law and improve work efficiency, an official said. Click here to read…

PLA announces rescue operations underway in Sichuan quakezone: China Daily
September 6, 2022

Some 1,900 soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army’s Western Theater Command were dispatched to help with earthquake relief and rescue on Tuesday morning, following the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Luding county in Sichuan province on Monday. Click here to read…

BRI contributes to the devt of Nepal: Global Times
September 6, 2022

Since Nepal joined the China proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2017, the two countries have cooperated on a widely based on mutual trust and mutual benefits, which also benefits the development of South Asia. The BRI is “the foundation for global development and the elimination of poverty,” said a recent article published by Kathmandu Tribune, an online English daily in Nepal. Click here to read…

China marks a milestone in new-gen heavy-duty rocket devt with successful engine test: Global Times
September 6, 2022

China has successfully conducted a whole-craft running test for its 25 ton-level closed expander cycle hydrogen-oxygen rocket engine for the first time recently, which its developers claimed marked the world’s largest scale testing for the kind and a key technology breakthrough for the country’s development of the new-generation super heavy-lift launch vehicle. Click here to read…

Germany’s BASF starts production at southern China mega complex: Reuters
September 6, 2022

German chemicals group BASF said on Tuesday it has started production at a giant complex in southern China’s Zhanjiang. The first plant at the site will produce 60,000 tonnes of engineering plastic compounds a year for the automotive and electronics industries, the company said in a statement. Click here to read…

China’s top banks face narrowing margins as calls to help economy grow: Reuters
September 6, 2022

Top tier Chinese banks preparing to respond to Beijing’s call to boost lending to the real economy and debt-laden property sector are set to face a squeeze on their profit margins in the second half, bankers and analysts said. Five of China’s biggest state-owned banks posted modest gains in profits in the second quarter. Four of the banks, except for Bank of China, however, reported falling net interest margins, a key gauge of bank profitability. read moreClick here to read…

Xi to visit Kazakhstan in first trip since virus: Taipei Times
September 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping is to visit Kazakhstan next week for a state visit, Interfax reported, in what would be his first trip overseas in more than two-and-a-half years. Xi accepted the Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s invitation to visit the Central Asian nation on Wednesday next week, the Russian news agency reported, citing Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov. Click here to read…

Trip in countdown to Communist Party congress shows Xi Jinping’s confidence, experts say: South China Morning Post
September 7, 2022

The timing of President Xi Jinping’s first trip abroad in more than two years – just ahead of next month’s 20th Communist Party congress – is a display of confidence in his status and power, experts say Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that Xi would visit the country on September 14. The announcement followed an earlier statement by Beijing that Li Zhanshu, the head of the country’s legislature, would leave for Russia on Wednesday for an 11-day trip. Click here to read…

Xi stresses improving system for achieving breakthroughs in core technologies in key fields: Xinhuanet
September 7, 2022

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed improving a new system for mobilizing the resources nationwide to achieve breakthroughs in core technologies in key fields and comprehensively strengthening efforts to conserve resources. Click here to read…

Top Chinese legislator urges enhanced parliamentary exchanges within BRICS: Xinhuanet
September 7, 2022

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, on Tuesday called on the legislative bodies of BRICS countries to play an active role in consolidating BRICS unity and deepening cooperation. Click here to read…

74 killed, 26 missing after 6.8-magnitude quake hits China’s Sichuan: Xinhuanet
September 7, 2022

A total of 74 people have been killed and 26 remain missing after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Luding County in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Monday, local authorities said Wednesday. The rescue headquarters of the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture said 40 were killed, 14 were missing and 170 were injured in Ganzi as of 9 p.m. Tuesday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 323 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 7, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 323 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 85 in Sichuan and 76 in Tibet, according to the National Health Commission’s report Wednesday. A total of 1,247 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Draft aims to provide better temporary relief: China Daily
September 7, 2022

The Ministry of Civil Affairs released a draft to solicit public feedback on Monday about strengthening temporary relief for people living with difficulties due to COVID-19 or natural disasters. The draft said local governments should improve their policies for approving those who apply for a basic living allowance. Click here to read…

Scientists to use big data to assist in development: China Daily
September 7, 2022

Chinese scientists will collaborate with international peers to harness the power of big data, digital technologies and remote sensing satellites to help the world achieve sustainable development, experts said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Two gibbon species declared extinct in the wild in China due to excessive ‘human activities’: Global Times
September 7, 2022

An assessment report on the endangered status of primates in China was released on Tuesday, indicating that the white-handed gibbon and northern white-cheeked gibbon have not been seen in the wild in the past few decades, meeting the criteria for being declared extinct in the wild, according to ScienceNet.cn. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 6, 2022

Xi orders all-out rescue efforts after 6.8-magnitude earthquake in SW China: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts to minimize casualties after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Monday, stressing that saving lives should be taken as the primary task. Click here to read…

China strongly condemns U.S. cyber attacks on China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

China strongly condemns the cyber attacks launched by the United States on China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University, and urges the U.S. side to offer an explanation and immediately stop its unlawful moves, Foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said Monday. Click here to read…

China’s central bank to cut forex reserve requirement ratio by 2 percentage points: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

China’s central bank on Monday said that it will cut the foreign exchange reserve requirement ratio for financial institutions by 2 percentage points from Sept. 15. The reserve requirement ratio will be reduced from its current 8 percent to 6 percent, the People’s Bank of China said in a short notice on its website. Click here to read…

Means of production prices rise in China: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

Most of the capital goods monitored by the Chinese government posted higher prices in late August compared with mid-August this year, according to official data. Of the 50 major goods monitored by the government, which include seamless steel tubes, gasoline, coal, fertilizer and some agricultural products mainly used for processing, 25 saw their prices increase, while 24 posted lower prices, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 264 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 264 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 68 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report Tuesday. A total of 1,235 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

China launches nationwide campaign to boost cybersecurity awareness: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

The 2022 China Cybersecurity Week kicked off Monday in Hefei, capital of east China’s Anhui Province. The event, which will last until Sept. 11, will consist of both online and offline activities held across the country. Click here to read…

China to boost science popularization by highlighting cyberspace, social funds: Qiushi
September 6, 2022

China will further promote science popularization by highlighting the roles of cyberspace and social funds, according to Li Meng, vice minister of science and technology, at a press conference Monday. The country will strengthen the coordination of over 40 government agencies to jointly implement a newly issued official document on the work of science and technology popularization in the new era, said Li. Click here to read…

Nine government organs launch nationwide campaign to crack down on internet-related criminal activities: Global Times
September 5, 2022

Nine government organs of China, including the Ministry of Public Security and Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), have launched a one-and-a-half-year nationwide campaign to crack down on and punish criminal activities related to the internet. They also vowed to make every effort to continue and deepen the fight against organized crime in cyberspace. Click here to read…

China-Nepal railway is a way to prosperity; talk of ‘debt trap’ just noise, says Nepali Ambassador to China: Global Times
September 5, 2022

The China-Nepal railway project is a way to our prosperity and it can be a project of the century for Nepal, Nepali Ambassador to China Bishnu Pukar Shrestha told the Global Times in an exclusive interview. Click here to read…

PLA practices counterattack in foreign territories during Russian Vostok-2022 drills: Global Times
September 5, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) practiced joint counterattack in foreign territories with the main battle tanks, howitzers, attack helicopters and fighter jets during the ongoing Vostok-2022 exercises in Russia, which displayed the PLA’s outstanding systematic combat capabilities in unfamiliar lands. Click here to read…

China policymakers see renewed urgency for economic support: Reuters
September 5, 2022

Chinese policymakers signalled a renewed sense of urgency on Monday for steps to shore up the flagging economy, saying this quarter was a critical time for policy action as evidence points to a further loss of economic momentum. Click here to read…

Kazakhstan says China’s Xi to visit, in first foreign trip since pandemic: Reuters
September 5, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Kazakhstan on Sept. 14, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Monday, in what would be his first foreign trip since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Xi will meet Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and sign a number of bilateral documents, ministry spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov told a briefing. Click here to read…

Chinese air force incursions spike dramatically: Taipei Times
September 5, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force last month made 446 incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the Defense Post reported on Thursday. Last month’s incursions far surpassed the number recorded during the whole of 2020, the report said. Click here to read…

Chinese state media chief vows to toe the line for Communist Party’s national congress: South China Morning Post
September 6, 2022

The head of Xinhua has pledged not to stray from instructions by President Xi Jinping for “one minute”, saying the state news agency will create a “favourable information environment” ahead of the 20th national Communist Party congress in mid-October.
Xinhua editor-in-chief Fu Hua said on Friday the party mouthpiece would publicise the progress of Xi’s governance of the country, and tell the stories of China, of socialism with Chinese characteristics and of the party, to create a stable and healthy economic environment, a peaceful and prosperous social environment, and a clean political environment. Click here to read…

China gaming crackdown: ByteDance cuts ‘hundreds of jobs’ from its video game operations in Shanghai and Hangzhou, sources say: South China Morning Post
September 6, 2022

ByteDance, TikTok’s owner, is aggressively downsizing its video gaming unit, affecting hundreds of employees, in a fresh sign that the smart money in China is continuing to exit the heavily regulated industry, according to people familiar with the situation. The Beijing-based company, which only one year ago was pouring millions into its gaming operations, has stripped Shanghai-based Wushuang Studio of most of its staff through lay-offs and internal transfers, after the closure of 101 Studio in June, said the people familiar, who declined to be named as the information is not public yet. Click here to read…

China slams US over alleged Trojan horse attack on university servers: South China Morning Post
September 6, 2022

China has slammed alleged US hacking of its top state-funded university, urging Washington to “stop stealing [from] and attacking other countries” and help to maintain cybersecurity. This comes after a joint investigation by the university and cyber sleuths concluded that Trojan attacks which saw nearly 140 gigabytes of high-value data stolen in recent years from networks across China had originated in the United States. The Chinese foreign ministry condemned the alleged hacking, saying “China firmly opposes any form of cyberattacks”. Click here to read…

China’s battery producer CATL officially launches Hungarian plant: People’s Daily
September 6, 2022

Chinese battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) signed a real estate deal with the city of Debrecen in Hungary on Monday, marking the official launch of its second European plant. Click here to read…

China ramps up efforts to refund VAT credits to enterprises: People’s Daily
September 6, 2022

China’s value-added tax (VAT) credit refunds this year have exceeded the total of those in the previous three years, and its VAT credit refunds scheduled for the whole year had been handled before the second quarter ended. Click here to read…

Over 50,000 people relocated after Sichuan’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake killing at least 65; 10 aftershocks of 3.0-magnitude or above recorded: Global Times
September 6, 2022

More than 50,000 people have relocated as of Tuesday morning after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Luding county in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Monday, killing at least 65 people, leaving 248 injured and 12 missing. As of 7:00 am on Tuesday, a total of 10 aftershocks of 3.0-magnitude or above have been recorded, including one earthquake of 4.0 to 4.9 magnitude, nine earthquakes of 3.0 to 3.9 magnitude, and the largest aftershocks of 4.2 magnitude so far, according to China Earthquake Networks Center. Click here to read…

Over 1000 PAP troops join rescue efforts in earthquake-hit Luding: China Military
September 6, 2022

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolted Luding County,Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China’s Sichuan Province at 12:52 of September 5. According to the latest update by CCTV (as of 23:16, Spet. 5), 46 people have lost their lives in the earthquake, with 29 deaths reported in Ganzi and 17 in Ya’an; in addition, there are 16 people missing and another 50 wounded.Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 264 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 264 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 68 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report Tuesday. A total of 1,235 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 29, 2022

Xi encourages grain farmers to contribute to national food security: Xinhuanet
June 28, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underscored the exemplary role of large-scale grain growers in encouraging more farmers to contribute to the country’s food security. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks Monday in a letter replying to Xu Congxiang, a veteran grain farmer in Taihe County, east China’s Anhui Province. Click here to read…

China’s top legislator holds talks with lower house speaker of Kazakhstan’s parliament: Xinhuanet
June 28, 2022

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu on Tuesday held video talks with Erlan Koshanov, the speaker of the Mazhilis, or lower house, of Kazakhstan’s parliament. Li, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said that under the strategic guidance and direct push of the two heads of state, China-Kazakhstan relations have continuously achieved leap-forward development and a new height in the two countries’ permanent comprehensive strategic partnership has been reached. Click here to read…

Profits of Chinese SOEs down in first five months amid pandemic: Xinhuanet
June 28, 2022

China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) reported increased revenue but decreased profits in the first five months of this year, due to a high comparison base last year and the impacts of the pandemic, official data showed Tuesday. Click here to read…

China’s private enterprises quadruple in last 10 years: Xinhuanet
June 28, 2022

The number of Chinese private enterprises quadrupled in the past decade amid efforts to optimize the business environment, the country’s top economic planner said Tuesday. China’s private enterprises increased from 10.85 million in 2012 to 44.57 million last year, Su Wei, deputy secretary general of the National Development and Reform Commission, told a press conference. Click here to read…

China unveils major sci-tech issues of 2022: Xinhuanet
June 28, 2022

The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) has released the major issues in science, engineering and technology, as well as industrial technology, for 2022.A total of 30 issues, including the early diagnosis of asymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease, the formation and evolution of black holes in the universe, the application of remote sensing to effectively assess the Earth’s health and the industrialization of memory-computation integrated chips, were highlighted during the closing ceremony of the CAST’s annual conference on Monday in Changsha, central China’s Hunan Province. Click here to read…

Robot takes over for humans on power lines: China Daily
June 28, 2022

A robot completed its first work with electricity on overhead power lines in the Qingshan district of Wuhan, Hubei province, on Friday. It is the first time a domestically developed robot has been used to complete electrical work on a 10 kilovolt overhead line in the province. Click here to read…

Academic institutes should be bridges rather than platforms for anti-China lies: Global Times
June 28, 2022

When asked for comments on a China Center newly established within the Hudson Institute, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday that academic institutes should serve as bridges between different countries creating understanding and cooperation rather than distributing lies. Click here to read…

WeChat mini program offers general public virtual tours of Great Wall completely online: People’s Daily
June 28, 2022

A WeChat mini program that offers a window online for the general public to visit the Great Wall virtually was recently launched in China. The mini program was developed after a recent Great Wall protection and maintenance project was completed. During the project, several sections of the Great Wall were restored with the support of a total funding outlay of nearly 50 million yuan ($7.48 million). A documentary and a cartoon book popularizing knowledge about the Great Wall were also launched after the conclusion of the restoration project. Click here to read…

Digital yuan helps stimulate consumption, supports recovery of SMEs across China: People’s Daily
June 28, 2022

Multiple Chinese cities have recently issued “red packets” of digital yuan, or e-CNY, to stimulate consumption, with more e-CNY applications to be introduced in the future. On May 30, Shenzhen city in south China’s Guangdong Province started distributing e-CNY red packets worth 30 million yuan (about $4.50 million) on Meituan, a Chinese e-commerce platform, to revive consumption and aid businesses. Click here to read…

Chinese breakthrough lets human brains beam radio waves: South China Morning Post
June 28, 2022

Chinese researchers say they have made it possible for humans to beam radio waves with their brains in a breakthrough that could have uses ranging from health monitoring to mind-controlled military radar. In an air force laboratory experiment, researchers showed that brainwaves could control and interact with electromagnetic waves remotely. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping points to public opinion campaign as example of ‘whole-process democracy’: South China Morning Post
June 28, 2022

An online public opinion campaign for the Communist Party’s upcoming national congress has set the stage for the conclave, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping. State news agency Xinhua quoted Xi as saying the campaign was “not just an effective means for party members and the public to put forward their opinions about the country’s development and national rejuvenation but also a vivid demonstration of our whole-process democracy”.
Xinhua said the month-long campaign, which ended in mid-May, gathered 8.54 million opinions from the public for the congress, which is expected to usher in a younger party leadership and a third term for Xi as the organisation’s general secretary. Click here to read…

G-7 renews push to sanction Russia, to tackle China’s market abuse: Kyodo
June 29, 2022

Leaders from the Group of Seven nations made a renewed push Tuesday to continue punishing Russia over its war against Ukraine by agreeing to explore a price cap on Russian oil amid surging energy costs, while pledging $4.5 billion to combat a growing food crisis. Click here to read…

PetroChina may sell Australian, Canadian assets to stem losses: Reuters
June 29, 2022

PetroChina may sell out from natural gas projects in Australia and oil sands in Canada to stem losses and divert funds to more lucrative sites in the Middle East, Africa and central Asia, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Click here to read…

U.S. accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military: Reuters
June 29, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies in China to a trade blacklist on Tuesday for allegedly supporting Russia’s military and defense industrial base, flexing its muscle to enforce sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. Click here to read…

China’s State Council appoints, removes officials: People’s Daily
June 29, 2022

The State Council announced the appointment and removal of officials Tuesday. Sun Guangyu was appointed as vice minister of emergency management. Zhen Zhanmin will no longer serve as vice president of the National Academy of Governance (NAG) and was appointed vice president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Yu Bin was appointed as deputy director of the Development Research Center of the State Council. Click here to read…

New phase of innovation begins between China and Singapore: China Daily
June 29, 2022

The China-Singapore Smart Park was officially opened on Sunday in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, a new move between the two countries to promote innovative cooperation. As an important part of the China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, a landmark Sino-Singaporean government project, the CSSP will focus on the fields of digital economy, green development, biomedicine and smart city construction. Click here to read…

Chinese grows in influence over decade: China Daily
June 29, 2022

Learning of nation’s language a major contributor to international exchanges. China has promoted the high-quality development of global Chinese language learning in the past decade, assisting foreigners in learning standard Chinese and enhancing international communication, officials and experts said. Click here to read…

Account verifications to limit spread of misinformation online: China Daily
June 29, 2022

Internet service providers as well as social media and sharing platforms are to be required to verify accounts that claim to be involved in certain specialist fields, such as the economy, education, health and justice, in order to protect the public from scams and the propagation of misleading information. Click here to read…

Efforts urged to stabilize employment: China Daily
June 29, 2022

Ensuring people’s well-being key to sustained economic development. Premier Li Keqiang has urged efforts to stabilize employment amid the new downward pressure facing the nation’s economy, saying that policies and measures to stabilize economic growth should focus on ensuring the vitality of market players to enable them to stabilize employment. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 10, 2022

Chairman of Tibet regional government elected: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Yan Jinhai was elected chairman of the people’s government of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region at a session of the regional legislature on Friday. Click here to read…

Vice chairman of Tibet regional government under probe: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Zhang Yongze, vice chairman of the people’s government of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has been put under disciplinary and supervisory investigation by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of disciplines and laws. Click here to read…

China, Sri Lanka promise to boost ties, carrying forward spirit of Rubber-Rice Pact: Xinhuanet
January 10, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Sri Lankan leaders pledged here on Sunday to further develop bilateral relations, carrying forward the spirit of the Rubber-Rice Pact. Wang, during his visit, met with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris, and attended a ceremony to launch a series of events marking the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka, and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Rubber-Rice Pact. Click here to read…

China, Maldives pledge cooperation on Belt & Road, post-pandemic recovery: Xinhuanet
January 9, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid here on Saturday, with both sides pledging to jointly build the Belt and Road and focus on post-pandemic recovery. Wang said that looking back at the past 50 years since China and the Maldives established diplomatic relations, one can see that the two countries have always been mutually respectful, treating each other equally and sincerely, and firmly supporting each other on issues of core interests. Click here to read…

China’s first PPP high-speed railway put into operation: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

China’s first high-speed railway controlled by private capital was put into operation on Saturday in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Two trains departed from Taizhou Station and Shengzhou Xinchang Station, marking the official opening of the Hangzhou-Shaoxing-Taizhou intercity railway. It is among China’s first group of high-speed railway projects funded by a public-private partnership (PPP), with the private sector having a holding status. Click here to read…

China sees growth in loans to small businesses: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

China issued more inclusive loans to small and micro firms by the end of November in 2021, official data showed. The outstanding inclusive loans to small and micro businesses totaled 18.7 trillion yuan (about 2.94 trillion U.S. dollars) at the end of November, up 24.1 percent year on year, according to the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. Click here to read…

Chairman of China Life Insurance under probe: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Wang Bin, Party chief and chairman of China Life Insurance (Group) Company, has been put under disciplinary and supervisory investigation by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of disciplines and laws. Wang is being investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission. Click here to read…

16 dead in canteen collapse in China’s Chongqing: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Sixteen people were killed and 10 injured, one critically, after a blast rocked a canteen of a subdistrict office in Wulong District, southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality at noon Friday. The accident took place at 12:10 p.m. as suspected gas leakage triggered the explosion and caused the collapse, trapping 26 people inside. Click here to read…

China’s economic outlook: What to watch in 2022: Quishi
January 10, 2022

For China, the year 2021 has been a milestone and a fresh start. Upon completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects, the world’s second-largest economy embarked on a new journey to build itself into a modern socialist country.It has also been a bumpy ride. Faced with unexpected challenges and uncertainties, the country secured a stable recovery and progressed in high-quality development. Click here to read…

China could provide assistance, support to help Kazakhstan restore order, develop economy: Global Times
January 8, 2022

China can offer support in the fields of economic cooperation and assistance, as well as counter-terrorism, to help neighboring Kazakhstan restore stability and realize effective reforms and long-term economic development, according to Chinese analysts, as Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the government thanked Russia and China, as well as other leaders worldwide and heads of international organizations for support offered to the country amid domestic unrest. Click here to read…

Huawei raises 4b yuan through 3-year notes in another self-rescue effort: Global Times
January 9, 2022

Chinese telecom giant Huawei is taking actions ranging from issuing debts to a management overhaul, as the company continues to cope with lingering challenges such as the US’ crackdown and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka’s president asks China to restructure debt repayments: Reuters
January 9, 2022

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked China to help restructure debt repayments as part of efforts to help the South Asian country weather a worsening financial crisis, his office said in a statement on Sunday. Rajapaksa made the request during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Colombo on Sunday. Click here to read…

China targets 2023-2025 for recovery in international air travel: Reuters
January 7, 2022

China will focus on expanding domestic flights and restoring international air travel in 2023-2025, the country’s aviation regulator said on Friday, as it issued a new five-year development plan for a sector heavily battered by COVID. Click here to read…

China appoints former paramilitary chief as new Hong Kong garrison commander:Reuters
January 10, 2022

China has appointed a former paramilitary chief, Peng Jingtang, as the new commander of the People Liberation Army’s (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong, state broadcaster CCTV reported late on Sunday citing the PLA’s spokesman. Click here to read…

Beijing authorities warn residents not to try to help Olympic vehicles if they are involved in a road accident because of strict Covid controls: South China Morning Post
January 10, 2022

The Beijing city authorities have told residents to avoid all contact with Olympic vehicles, not even trying to help after a road accident, as the Chinese capital tightened its Covid-19 rules ahead of next month’s Winter Games. The city’s traffic management bureau said on Sunday that residents who are involved in an accident with one of the vehicles ferrying athletes, coaches and officials should not ask drivers and passengers to get out but wait for “professionals” to arrive on the scene. Click here to read…

The powerful Chinese megawatt laser ‘small enough for a satellite’: South China Morning Post
January 7, 2022

A Chinese team said it had developed a small but powerful laser device that could be used on a satellite, but would only be deployed for non-destructive purposes. The device could be used in a wide range of applications, including identifying a target, tracking, imaging and high-speed communication, said project lead scientist Liu Chong, of the college of optical science and engineering at Zhejiang University, in a paper published in the domestic peer-reviewed journal Aerospace Shanghai last month. Click here to read…