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China: Daily Scan, May 09, 2022

Exhibition on Chinese youth movement history opens in Beijing: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

An exhibition on the history of the Chinese youth movement has opened in Beijing to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC). The special exhibition, which is being held at the Central School of the Communist Youth League of China, offers a panoramic view of the Chinese youth movement over the past century led by the Communist Party of China, according to the CYLC Central Committee. Click here to read…

Senior legislators meet to deliberate laws: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

The Council of Chairpersons of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee held a meeting on Saturday in Beijing. The meeting, presided over by Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, heard reports on changes made to a draft revision to the Law on Physical Culture and Sports, a draft black soil conservation law, a draft amendment to the Anti-monopoly Law, and a draft amendment to the procedural rules of the NPC Standing Committee. Click here to read…

China opposes NATO’s provocation of bloc confrontations around globe: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

China is firmly opposed to NATO provocating bloc confrontations around the world, a Chinese envoy to the United Nations said Thursday during the Security Council briefing on Ukraine. Click here to read…

Chinese ambassador urges U.S. to stop politicizing business, trade ties with China: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang has urged the United States to stop politicizing China-U.S. business and trade ties and cancel the additional tariffs on Chinese goods that Washington still hasn’t let go. Click here to read…

Japan slammed for hyping up “China threat”: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Friday said Japan must not hype up the so-called “China threat” and undermine mutual trust and cooperation among countries in the region. Click here to read…

Over 90 pct of China’s SOE reform three-year action plan completed: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

China has completed over 90 percent of the major tasks of a three-year action plan to reform local state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to a meeting Saturday. Click here to read…

China int’l big-data online expo slated for May 26: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

The China International Big Data Industry Expo 2022 is scheduled to take place online on May 26, the event organizers said on Saturday. For the past seven years, the event has been hosted by the city of Guiyang in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will take the form of a cloud conference this year, the organizers said. Click here to read…

Shanghai postpones entrance examinations for college, senior high: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

The Shanghai Municipal government Saturday said the city’s entrance examinations for colleges and senior high schools will be postponed for a month due to the latest resurgence of COVID-19. Click here to read…

China to promote urbanization through development of county seats: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

China has vowed to boost the development of county seats to promote urbanization, according to the country’s top economic planner. The move is expected to help drive the development and modernization of rural areas, and expand domestic consumption and investment, while creating more jobs and improving the lives of residents in county seats, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) told Xinhua, expounding on a Friday guideline on the subject. Click here to read…

State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

The State Council announced the appointment and removal of several officials on Saturday. Zhao Chenxin was appointed deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission. Sheng Qiuping was appointed vice minister of commerce, replacing Wang Bingnan. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 215 confirmed, 3,760 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 8, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 215 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 3,760 local asymptomatic cases on Saturday, the municipal health commission said Sunday. Click here to read…

Beijing reports 39 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 8, 2022

Beijing reported 39 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases between 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, said local authorities Sunday. The new cases were all from people under quarantine. They have been transferred to designated hospitals for isolation treatment, said Pang Xinghuo, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control center, at a press conference. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 401 new local COVID-19 cases, 322 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 9, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 401 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, of which 322 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said on Monday. Apart from Shanghai, six other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 33 in Beijing and 28 in Guangdong. Click here to read…

China releases list of most-wanted fugitives for women, child trafficking: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has released a list of the six most-wanted fugitives for their involvement in major crimes of abduction and trafficking of women and children. Click here to read…

Former vice president of China Development Bank indicted for multiple offenses: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

He Xingxiang, former vice president of China Development Bank, has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, issuing financial bills and granting loans illegally, and concealing overseas bank deposits. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 356 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 245 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 356 local confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 245 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Friday. Apart from Shanghai, 12 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 55 in Beijing and 24 in Henan. Click here to read…

China central gov’t office says Hong Kong takes fresh look with new electoral system: Xinhuanet
May 8, 2022

The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China’s State Council on Sunday said Hong Kong has taken a fresh look with a new electoral system and is poised for a brighter future at a new starting point. Click here to read…

John Lee elected as HKSAR’s sixth-term chief executive designate: Xinhuanet
May 8, 2022

The returning officer for the election of the sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said on Sunday that John Lee has been elected as the chief executive designate. Click here to read…

China capable of stable energy supply: Quishi
May 9, 2022

Facing the pressure of increasing uncertainties in the global energy market caused by geopolitical conflicts, China has pledged maximum efforts to safeguard its energy supply. Despite the external pressure, China still possesses the capability to guarantee a secure, reliable and stable supply of energy, said Fu Linghui, a spokesperson with the National Bureau of Statistics. Click here to read…

China steers nimble monetary policies to enliven economy: Quishi
May 9, 2022

China is making agile use of monetary policy ammo to buoy the economy amid mounting uncertainties, said an official with the central bank, adding that the country is able to cope with the impact of other major economies’ tightening moves. Click here to read…

Ministry to shore up bottlenecks along transport infrastructure: Quishi
May 7, 2022

China will encourage investment in transport infrastructure construction, ensuring unimpeded logistics and helping solve the problems of enterprises to maintain a stable economy, a senior official from the Ministry of Transport said. Click here to read…

China moves forward in balanced education efforts: Quishi
May 7, 2022

All 2,895 counties across China have passed the national assessment of balanced development in compulsory education by the end of last year, thanks to unrelenting efforts from central and local authorities, the Ministry of Education said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Xi to address grand gathering marking Communist Youth League of China centenary: China Military
May 8, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will attend a grand gathering at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China. Click here to read…

Minors barred from buying gifts for livestreamers: China Daily
May 9, 2022

A new document has banned minors from buying virtual gifts for livestreamers and those under the age of 16 from performing as livestreamers. People aged between 16 and 18 who want to be livestreamers must get their guardians’ consent, said the document, which was jointly issued on Saturday by the Office of the Central Commission for Guiding Cultural and Ethical Progress, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the National Radio and Television Administration and the Cyberspace Administration of China. Click here to read…

Online and off, fairs to offer 1.4 million jobs: China Daily
May 9, 2022

The Ministry of Education launched college graduate recruitment week on Monday. The event, which aims to expand employment opportunities and help graduates overcome employment issues caused by the epidemic, began both online and offline in Henan, Beijing, Jilin, Shandong, Chongqing and Yunnan. Click here to read…

Former SPC assistant judge gets 14 years for taking bribes, stealing state secrets: China Daily
May 7, 2022

Wang Linqing, a former assistant judge of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a local court on Saturday for receiving bribes and illegally obtaining state secrets. Click here to read…

Shanghai delays national college entrance examination due to epidemic: China Daily
May 7, 2022

Shanghai has postponed the national college entrance examination to July due to the COVID-19 epidemic, according to a news conference held on Saturday. The examination, or gaokao, which was scheduled to be held in June, is now deferred to July 7 – 9, the city’s vice-mayor Chen Qun said. Click here to read…

Electricity trading resumes with Vietnam: China Daily
May 6, 2022

With the startup of a double-circuit power line between China and Vietnam on April 30, power trade between the two countries has resumed. The line runs between Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province and Vietnam’s Lao Cai province. Click here to read…

John Lee wins chief executive election: China Daily
May 8, 2022

John Lee Ka-chiu won the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s chief executive election on Sunday, becoming the sixth-term chief executive-elect after securing 1,416 votes from Election Committee members. Click here to read…

Beijing to keep conducting mass testing: China Daily
May 9, 2022

Chaoyang residents, workers urged to stay home as epidemic fight continues As Beijing is still fighting intensively against the latest outbreak of COVID-19, the city government has decided to continue carrying out mass nucleic acid testing in districts and key areas and to implement stricter measures to contain the spread of the virus. Click here to read…

Xi to address grand gathering marking Communist Youth League of China centenary: Global Times
May 8, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will attend a grand gathering at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China. Click here to read…

PLA holds joint drills east, southwest to Taiwan island: Global Times
May 09, 2022

PLA Eastern Theater Command organized maritime, aerial and conventional missile forces for realistic combat drills in & above waters east and southwest to Taiwan island Fri to Sun: PLA DailyClick here to read…

US Embassy in China mocked by Chinese netizens after comparing Russia with Nazi Germany: Global Times
May 9, 2022

The US Embassy in China on Sunday issued a post comparing Russia with Nazi Germany during World War II amid the crisis in Ukraine but Chinese netizens slammed such fanning of flames, saying the US was the biggest culprit by inciting war and jeopardizing global peace. Click here to read…

Permanent populations of 10 provincial-level regions in China fall in 2021: Global Times
May 8, 2022

The permanent populations of at least 10 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland fell in 2021, according to data released by statistic authorities from the country’s 30 provinces and regions, which experts said was an expected crisis that needs to be fixed urgently. Click here to read…

Criminal case filed against Beijinger for concealing residence, leading to virus spread and closed-off management of more than 1,300: Global Times
May 8, 2022

A Beijing resident who concealed his living address during a COVID-19 epidemiological investigation has led to the spread of the virus and the subsequent closed-off management of more than 1,300 people, Beijing police announced at a briefing on Saturday. Click here to read…

2022 Hangzhou Asian Games rescheduled, Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games postponed over COVID concerns: Global Times
May 6, 2022

Three major sports events to be held in China in second half of 2022, including the Asian Games, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, organizers announced on Friday, casting a shadow to the global sports calendar, as well as some athletes’ career. Click here to read…

Former deputy head of China Development Bank being prosecuted for taking bribes, issuing illegal loans: Global Times
May 6, 2022

Beijing’s procuratorial organs moved to prosecute He Xingxiang, former deputy head of China Development Bank for allegedly taking bribes, issuing loans illegally and concealing offshore deposits, according to a statement published by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. Click here to read…

Online celebrity given jail term for violating martyrs’ reputation: Global Times
May 5, 2022

Luo Changping, an online celebrity and journalist, was sentenced to prison for seven months on Thursday in Sanya, South China’s Hainan Province for satirizing and humiliating martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV). Click here to read…

Some enterprises in Beijing to enjoy free rent for six months during epidemic: Global Times
May 9, 2022

Chaoyang district in Beijing said it will reduce or exempt six months worth of rent for small, medium and micro-sized service enterprises and individual businesses that rent state-owned properties in 2022, a move aimed at relieving the burden on businesses experiencing hardship during the epidemic. Click here to read…

6 hydroelectric plants along the Yangtze River generate over 3 trillion kilowatt-hours of power: Global Times
May 8, 2022

Six cascade hydroelectric plants along the Yangtze River have generated more than 3 trillion kilowatt-hours of power, which is equivalent to saving about 910 million tons of coal and reducing close to 240 million tons of carbon dioxide, the Three Gorges Group announced on Saturday night. Click here to read…

“Mobile hospitals” deliver medical services to doorsteps of rural residents in E China’s Zhejiang: People’s Daily
May 9, 2022

It took about one hour for the medical vehicle, which was dispatched by a hospital in Songyang county, Lishui city, east China’s Zhejiang Province, to get to Xiecun village, a mountainous village located in the same county. Many local villagers had been waiting for the vehicle’s arrival at the entrance of the village. Click here to read…

7th cross-Strait ceremony to worship Emperor Yan to be held in China’s Shanxi: People’s Daily
May 5, 2022

The 7th cross-Strait ceremony to worship Emperor Yan, a legendary ancestor of the Chinese nation, will take place on May 8 in Gaoping, a county-level city in north China’s Shanxi Province, where the mausoleum of Emperor Yan is located, its organizers revealed at a recent press conference. Click here to read…

China’s sea levels touched new high in 2021, govt study shows: Reuters
May 9, 2022

China’s sea levels reached their highest on record last year, swelled by rising water temperatures and the melting of glaciers and polar icecaps, the government said in a report. Click here to read…

Diamond League meets in China moved, cancelled due to COVID-19: Reuters
May 7, 2022

A Diamond League athletics meet to be held this year in China has been moved to Poland and another cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, organisers said, after the high-profile Asian Games in Hangzhou were postponed. Click here to read…

U.S., Chinese regulators in talks for audit deal: Reuters
May 7, 2022

U.S. and Chinese regulatory officials are in talks to settle a long-running dispute over the auditing compliance of U.S.-listed Chinese firms, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The standoff, if not resolved, could see Chinese firms kicked off New York bourses. Click here to read…

Chaos at Apple supplier shows strains of Shanghai COVID lockdown: Reuters
May 8, 2022

Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City would seem like an ideal site to implement China’s “closed-loop” management system to prevent the spread of COVID that requires staff to live and work on-site in a secure bubble. Click here to read…

‘Go home!’ COVID-hit Shanghai, Beijing tell residents to avoid social contacts: Reuters
May 9, 2022

China’s two biggest cities tightened COVID-19 curbs on their residents on Monday, raising new frustration and even questions about the legality of its uncompromising battle with the virus. Click here to read…

Chinese get creative to dodge virus censorship: Taipei Times
May 8, 2022

From quoting the national anthem to referencing Hollywood blockbusters and George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, Chinese Web users are using creative methods to dodge censorship and voice discontent over COVID-19 measures. China maintains a tight grip over the Internet, with legions of censors scrubbing out posts that cast the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) policies in a negative light. Click here to read…

Australian, Solomons ministers discuss China pact: Taipei Times
May 08, 2022

Australia’s foreign minister has met her Solomon Islands counterpart for the first time since the South Pacific island nation signed a security pact with China. Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marise Payne yesterday said she met Solomon Islands Development Planning and Aid Coordination Minister Jeremiah Manele in the Australian east coast city of Brisbane as he transited through the airport on Friday night. Click here to read…

China trade: export growth slowed to lowest level in almost 2 years in April, imports flat: South China Morning Post
May 9, 2022

China’s export growth slowed to its lowest rate since June 2020 in April, data released on Monday showed, while imports remained flat. Exports grew by 3.9 per cent last month from a year earlier to US$273.62 billion, compared with growth of 14.7 per cent in March.
The export figure, though, was above the median result of a survey of analysts conducted by Bloomberg, which had predicted 1.9 per cent growth last month compared to a year earlier. Click here to read…

How Chinese loans help fuel African military spending: South China Morning Post
May 9, 2022

Chinese money is helping to bankroll and equip some African countries with military equipment and infrastructure. Most Chinese lending on the continent is used to fund civilian infrastructure, but according to Boston University’s Global Development Centre, it signed 27 loan deals with eight African countries worth US$3.5 billion between 2000 and 2020 for defence spending. Most of the money went into buying military aircraft, equipment and training and for building housing units for the military and police. Click here to read…

Premier Li Keqiang warns of ‘complicated, grim’ outlook, urges action ahead of Communist Party congress: South China Morning Post
May 8, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned of a “grim” outlook for the job market, urging provincial governments to take stronger action to stabilise employment ahead of a landmark political meeting this year. In written remarks to a teleconference of provincial leaders on Saturday, Li said employment conditions were “complicated and grim”, and local authorities should step up their efforts on job stability to “ensure the achievement of the annual employment goal and welcome the victory” of the Communist Party’s national congress. The congress, a five yearly political gathering set to take place in autumn, is expected to mark the start of President Xi Jinping’s third five-year term as the party’s leader. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 24, 2021

Xi urges high-quality development of modern logistics for China’s armed forces: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the armed forces to accelerate the high-quality development of modern logistics. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in his instruction to a meeting on military logistics held in Beijing from Monday to Tuesday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses better business environment: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed advancing reform and opening up, and optimizing the business environment amid continuous efforts to unleash market vitality and social creativity. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during an inspection tour of Shanghai from Monday to Tuesday. Click here to read…

China now has more than 4,700 national-level “little giant” firms: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

China has incubated 4,762 national-level “little giant” enterprises to date, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tuesday. “Little giant” firms are small enterprises that are still in the early stage of development and focus on the new generations of information technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new energy, new materials, biomedicine and other high-end fields. Click here to read…

Former leader of Hong Kong group advocating “independence” jailed for 43 months: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

Tony Chung Hon-lam, the former convener of a student group advocating “Hong Kong independence,” was sentenced to 43 months in prison on Tuesday for secession and money laundering. The sentence was handed down to the defendant at the District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Click here to read…

China to help shape global rules on intellectual property rights: China Daily
November 24, 2021

China will play a proactive role in international rule-making concerning intellectual property rights and help domestic businesses better protect their IPR as they go global, according to a recent policy document. The five-year plan on the protection and use of IPR recently issued by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, lays out proposals for actively participating in shaping international IPR regulations pertaining to genetic resources, traditional knowledge, folk art and intangible cultural heritage, as well as emerging areas and new sectors. Click here to read…

Scientists to learn from Party history: China Daily
November 23, 2021

The Chinese scientific community will learn from the history of the Communist Party of China, make more original breakthroughs in core technologies, and contribute to China’s great rejuvenation and transformation into a strong, modernized nation, experts and scientists said. Click here to read…

PLA monitors US warship’s provocative Taiwan Straits transit, vows countermeasures: Global Times
November 23, 2021

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tracked and monitored a US warship when the latter transited the Taiwan Straits in a risky and provocative move on Tuesday, despite US President’s promise to not support “Taiwan independence” and his commitment to maintain peace and stability in the Straits made during the recent virtual meeting with China’s top leader. Click here to read…

Chinese authorities summon Alibaba Cloud, Baidu Cloud: Global Times
November 23, 2021

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the Ministry of Public Security have summoned Alibaba Cloud and Baidu Cloud, urging the two firms to carry out relevant work in preventing and managing fraud. The ministries reprimanded the two firms for linking to too many dubious websites, urging them to take the responsibility for abiding by China’s cyber security law and to rectify relevant issues within a specific time period. Those who refuse to conduct rectification will be punished severely. Click here to read…

Walmart store in Shenzhen is closing, sparking broad discussion among Chinese: Global Times
November 23, 2021

The US supermarket chain Walmart is closing its first store in the Chinese mainland at the end of November, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the company’s entering the market. The closure of the store in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, reached the top of the hot search list of China’s social media platform Sina Weibo on Tuesday, with many netizens saying they are disappointed by the news. Click here to read…

Keep out fake news in age of Covid-19, Chinese propaganda chief urges world media: South China Morning Post
November 23, 2021

The world’s media must work hard to keep fake news and misinformation at bay as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, a top Chinese Communist Party leader in charge of propaganda said. “Objective and factual reporting” has become all the more important as the world battles to defeat rampant “rumours and prejudice” during the pandemic, Huang Kunming, a Politburo member and head of the party’s Propaganda Department, told the Fourth World Media Summit in Beijing on Monday. Click here to read…

China on high alert for mounting economic headwinds as Li Keqiang meets with local government heads: South China Morning Post
November 23, 2021

A meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and 10 local government heads on Monday shows Beijing is on high alert for mounting headwinds for the world’s second-biggest economy, after the central government promised a new round of supportive measures for smaller companies to protect jobs and growth. The moves come hot on the heels of warnings by several government advisers that the country’s economic recovery is not yet stable. Click here to read…