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China Daily Digest February 21, 2022

Xi Jinping on upholding Party leadership: Xinhuanet
February 19, 2022

In summarizing the essence of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the latest resolution of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on the history of the Party, adopted at the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC on November 11, 2021, specifies 10 key points, with “the leadership of the Party” listed on the top. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping on developing socialism with Chinese characteristics: Xinhuanet
February 20, 2022

Upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics represents a key point of the essence of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era. “The overarching task of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics is to realize socialist modernization and national rejuvenation,” says the latest resolution of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on the Party’s history. Click here to read…

China opposes U.S. releasing irresponsible IPR report, says commerce ministry: Xinhuanet
February 19, 2022

The United States labeling some Chinese enterprises and markets as so-called “notorious markets” in its recent report is neither responsible nor objective, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday. Click here to read…

China’s revised Patent Law introduces open licensing system to promote use of idle patents: Quishi
February 18, 2022

Thanks to a new amendment to China’s Patent Law that entered into force on June 1, 2021, patents in the country that have lain idle can be put into actual use easier. Wu Zhenyu, a professor with the School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, is one of the patent owners who have benefited from the new amendment, which introduces an open licensing system to facilitate the utilization of patents. Click here to read…

3,000 ‘little giants’ to make industrial sector more resilient, innovative: Quishi
February 21, 2022

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China’s top industry regulator, said it aims to cultivate 3,000 “little giant “companies this year, which will help enhance the resilience of industrial chains and boost the innovation and vitality of the industrial economy. Click here to read…

NDRC to promote common prosperity: Quishi
February 21, 2022

China will take solid steps to promote common prosperity as part of the country’s larger drive to improve well-being and deal with imbalances in development, the country’s top economic regulator said on Thursday. Click here to read…

China issues plan to bolster services, support for veterans: People’s Daily
February 19, 2022

China has issued a plan to further bolster the high-quality development of services and support for retired servicemen during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). The main objectives are to raise the capability of better providing assistance, working opportunities, pensions and preferential treatment for veterans, while better protecting their rights, interests and dignity, said the plan jointly issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission. Click here to read…

96 sci-tech journals from China rank among top quartile globally: People’s Daily
February 19, 2022

A growing number of sci-tech journals from China have improved their international rankings since the country launched a plan to boost the quality of its home-grown journals, with 96 of them ranking among the top quartile globally by subject, Science and Technology Daily reported Friday. Click here to read…

Former general manager of Chinese telecom giant under investigation: China Daily
February 18, 2022

Li Guohua, former general manager of the Chinese telecom giant China Unicom, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of Party discipline and laws, China’s top anti-graft authority said in a statement on Friday. Click here to read…

HKSAR postpones Chief Executive Election to May, prepares for mass nucleic tests: Global Times
February 18, 2022

By citing the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Executive Council agreed to postpone the Chief Executive Election, which was originally scheduled for March 27, to May 8 as the Chinese city fights the COVID-19 outbreak, Carrie Lam, chief executive of the HKSAR government, announced on Friday. Click here to read…

Xi sends congratulatory letter to CPC-Sri Lankan parties conference on bilateral ties: Global Times
February 18, 2022

At the conference held by the Communist Party of China and major government and opposition political parties in Sri Lanka to celebrate the 65th anniversary of China-Sri Lanka diplomatic ties and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Rubber-Rice Pact, both sides reviewed the history of China-Sri Lanka relations and expressed their positive future expectations for bilateral relations. Representatives of the Sri Lankan political parties said that China’s selfless assistance to Sri Lanka in difficult times and efforts to safeguard Sri Lanka’s interests on the global stage have strengthened China-Sri Lanka relations. Click here to read…

Pakistan’s acquisition of Chinese J-10C fighter jets significant for both sides: Global Times
February 20, 2022

After alleged images of the J-10C fighter jet with the marking of the Pakistan Air Force recently emerged on social media and were widely circulated by media outlets, Chinese analysts on Sunday lauded the latest defense cooperation between China and Pakistan, saying that the move yields great significance to both countries, in terms of boosting combat capabilities of the Pakistan military, promoting China’s aviation equipment, and responding to both countries’ security interests in the region.Click here to read…

CNOOC begins construction of 6 largest LNG storage tanks in the world: Global Times
February 21, 2022

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has started to construct the world’s largest liquefied natural gas or LNG storage tanks in Yancheng Binhai Port Industrial Park in East China’s Jiangsu province. Click here to read…

China moves to boost digital sector growth in less developed provinces: Global Times
February 20, 2022

Chinese tech giants like Tencent and Alibaba are planning to build more data centers in western regions in the country, after the central government launched a project nicknamed “eastern data western calculation” to store and process more digital data in China’s western provinces. Click here to read…

To support births, Chinese capital Beijing adds fertility services to insurance coverage: Reuters
February 21, 2022

Beijing will include more than a dozen fertility services in a government-backed medical insurance scheme for the Chinese capital, state media reported on Monday, supporting those seeking to have babies with China’s birth rate at a record low. Click here to read…

China watchdog to emphasise prevention, resolution of bond default risks: Reuters
February 19, 2022

China’s securities regulator will put more emphasis on preventing and resolving bond default risks, and will deepen bond issuance reforms and strengthen regulation, a summary of a meeting posted on its website said on Saturday. Click here to read…

Australian leader slates China navy over laser incident: Taipei Times
February 21, 2022

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison accused Beijing of an “act of intimidation” after a Chinese navy vessel directed a laser at an Australian military surveillance aircraft last week. A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was illuminated on Thursday while flying over Australia’s northern approaches by a laser from a People’s Liberation Army-Navy vessel, endangering lives, the defence department said. Click here to read…

China charges former journalist Luo Changping over ‘insults’ about Korean war movie soldiers: South China Morning Post
February 19, 2022

Chinese authorities have charged a former investigative journalist over comments about a military-themed blockbuster movie, accusing him of defaming Chinese soldiers from the Korean war. Click here to read…

China signals more government support to stabilise economy, with a wary eye on debt ratio: South China Morning Post
February 18, 2022

China will expand government spending to offset economic pressures, but the deficit ratio needs to be set at an “appropriate” level, finance minister Liu Kun said on Friday. Beijing must “shoulder the responsibility” for stabilising the economy, Liu wrote in an article for the Party-run People’s Daily. 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, November 23, 2021

China’s military studies, implements spirit of key Party plenum: Xinhuanet
November 22, 2021

Two senior Chinese military officials, Xu Qiliang and Zhang Youxia, have asked all levels of the armed forces to study and implement the spirit of the sixth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. Xu and Zhang, both members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks on Monday when meeting with members of the delegation interpreting and promoting the spirit of the plenum. Click here to read…

China to improve policy support for SMEs: People’s Daily
November 23, 2021

China will further improve supportive policies to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) tide over difficulties, according to a circular released by the General Office of the State Council. SMEs are the main force behind national economic and social development, but they are facing rising corporate costs and operational difficulties due to higher raw material prices, high logistics costs, sporadic resurgences of COVID-19, and power cuts in some areas, among other factors, the document noted. Click here to read…

China to launch pilot reform project on business environment in six cities: People’s Daily
November 23, 2021

According to a recent guideline issued by China’s State Council, Six Chinese cities will launch a pilot reform project to improve business environment. The six cities are respectively Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Lu Xiangdong, an official from the General Office of the State Council, introduced that the guideline was issued after the State Council solicited a wide range of opinions from market entities and relevant parties and held in-depth discussions. Over 100 reform measures in 10 fields were raised, the official added. Click here to read…

Virtual currency pyramid scheme busted in east China: People’s Daily
November 23, 2021

Police in China have busted a virtual currency-themed online pyramid scheme involving some 110,000 people and 1 billion yuan (about 156.4 million U.S. dollars). In April, police in Suining, east China’s Jiangsu Province, received a tip-off from a person who claimed to be trapped in the pyramid scheme operated by an investment platform called BBGO. Click here to read…

NDRC: Price level stable, controllable: People’s Daily
November 23, 2021

China has the confidence and capability to keep prices stable within a reasonable range despite the expected inflationary pressure likely continuing globally, the country’s top economic regulator said. In recent months, prices of vegetables fluctuated periodically in some parts of China due to extreme weather such as heavy rains and low temperatures. Consumer goods prices also jumped due to rising energy and bulk commodity prices, the National Development and Reform Commission said. Click here to read…

China, ASEAN embark on new chapter with comprehensive strategic partnership: People’s Daily
November 23, 2021

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) elevated their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership on Monday, a step forward towards building a closer community with a shared future. This milestone development in bilateral ties, announced at the ASEAN-China Special Summit to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations held virtually, is expected to promote peace, stability and prosperity not only in the region, but also across the world. Click here to read…

Greater efforts urged to encourage births as population growth slows: China Daily
November 23, 2021

Demographers have called for more efficient implementation of supportive measures to encourage births to address the country’s dwindling population growth, as indicated in the recently released China Statistical Yearbook 2021. The birthrate last year was 8.52 births per thousand people, the lowest level since 1978, according to the yearbook, which was compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics and published over the weekend. Click here to read…

Marriages in 2020 fall to 17-year low as declining trend continues: Global Times
November 22, 2021

The latest official data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that 8.14 million marriages were registered in 2020, down 1.13 million from 2019 and the lowest level in 17 years. But the divorce rate dropped last year, halting a years-long upward trend. This marks the seventh consecutive year of decline in marriages since 2013, when 13.4693 million couples were married. The number in 2020 was also the lowest since 2003, when 8.114 million marriages were registered, according to the China Statistical Yearbook 2021 published by the NBS recently. Click here to read…

China to establish negative list on celebrity-related content which promotes distorted values, hypes comeback of tainted entertainers: Global Times
November 23, 2021

China’s top internet regulator said it will establish a negative list to prohibit celebrity-related content from promoting distorted values, including abnormal aesthetics, hyping of vulgar scandals, and content that induces fans to blindly idolize celebrities or hype the comeback of entertainers who have illegal and unethical records. The notice released by Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on Tuesday listed 15 measures in four aspects to strengthen how the online information about celebrities should be presented – content-oriented, information presentation, account management, mechanism of public opinion. Click here to read…

China to phase out less efficient electric motors in new green push: Global Times
November 22, 2021

China aims to tap into high-efficiency, energy-saving motors to further its green drive, according to a circular released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). The circular, an action plan that covers the period from 2021-23, stipulates that such advanced motors should account for over 20 percent of all motors in service by 2023, a move that will save 49 billion kilowatt (kW) hours of electricity a year. The annual production capacity of such motors should hit 170 million kW hours by 2023. Click here to read…

China outbound tourism set to jump more than 25% this year: Reuters
November 22, 2021

Chinese outbound tourism numbers are set to jump by more than 25% this year from 2020 but remain “basically at a standstill” compared to pre-pandemic levels, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Monday, citing official projections. The dramatic drop in travellers from China, the world’s most populous nation, since the rapid spread of coronavirus early last year, has left a $255 billion annual spending hole in the global tourism market. Click here to read…

China tests high-altitude weapons performance near border with India: South China Morning Post
November 23, 2021

China’s live-fire drills near its Himalayan border with India, revealed on Sunday by state media, showed the PLA had set up comprehensive training standards specifically designed for high-altitude artillery operations, according to military analysts. Footage broadcast by China Central Television showed infantry troops from the Xinjiang military district, part of the Western Theatre Command, conducting precision strike drills at an elevation of 5,200 metres (17,000 feet) in the Karakoram mountains. Click here to read…