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China: Daily Scan, June 21, 2022

Li Hongzhong elected Party chief of China’s Tianjin: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

Li Hongzhong has been elected secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Tianjin Municipal Committee. Li was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 12th CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee on Monday. Click here to read…

CPC promulgates regulations on political consultation work: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has promulgated a set of regulations on the Party’s work regarding political consultation, and issued a notice to facilitate the implementation. Approved at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on May 27, the regulations consist of 31 articles in eight chapters. Click here to read…

Former senior provincial official arrested for suspected bribery: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

Zhang Jinghua, former deputy secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said. Click here to read…

Policies help to finance water conservation: Quishi
June 20, 2022

China will introduce a series of preferential policies to ensure that the country’s total investment into water conservancy development reaches at least 800 billion yuan ($119 billion) this year, said Wei Shanzhong, vice-minister of water resources. According to the ministry, the country’s total investment into such projects stood at 802.8 billion yuan in 2021, up 4.2 percent from the previous year. Click here to read…

Xi encourages PLA infantry academy students to contribute to strengthening armed forces: China Military
June 20, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged students from the Army Infantry Academy of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to contribute to the cause of strengthening China’s armed forces. Click here to read…

New China-Turkmenistan natural gas field in operation: Global Times
June 20, 2022

A new natural gas project between China and Turkmenistan has begun operations, which is set to further boost bilateral economic ties in areas including energy and infrastructure, help ensure China’s energy supply amid rising energy prices and diversify China’s sources of energy imports against the backdrop of global uncertainties. Click here to read…

China power demand sets new records as heatwaves bake northern cities: Reuters
June 20, 2022

Power consumption surged in Chinese provinces north of the Yangtze river due to warmer-than-normal weather, with regions like Henan, China’s third-most populous province, being tested to meet record electricity demand. The maximum power demand load in Henan, which has a population of nearly 100 million people, set a new record of 65.34 million kilowatts on Sunday, state television reported on Monday. Click here to read…

N. Korea abruptly stops importing COVID containment goods from China: Reuters
June 20, 2022

North Korea abruptly stopped importing COVID-19 prevention and control products from China in May, trade data released by Beijing showed, after the country bought face masks and ventilators from its neighbour in previous months. Click here to read…

China building Waste Mountain: Taipei Times
June 21, 2022

Hazmat-suited workers poke plastic swabs down millions of throats in China each day, leaving bins bursting with medical waste that has become the environmental and economic levy of the nation’s “zero COVID-19” strategy. China is the last major economy wedded to stamping out infections no matter the cost. Near-daily testing is the most commonly used weapon in an anti-virus arsenal that includes snap lockdowns and forced quarantines when just a few cases are detected. Click here to read…

China’s political party school in Africa takes first students from 6 countries: South China Morning Post
June 21, 2022

Future leaders from ruling political parties in Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola have attended their first session at a training school funded with US$40 million support from China’s Communist Party. Construction of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School in Kibaha, 40km (25 miles) outside Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, was financed by the six ruling parties of the southern African countries. The additional support came from the ruling party in Beijing through its International Liaison Department, the bureaucracy in charge of promoting Chinese ideology overseas and inter-party diplomacy. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 9 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported nine locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including six in Shanghai and three in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Click here to read…

Political advisors discuss high quality development: China Daily
June 21, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee convened a meeting on Monday to discuss high quality, green and low carbon development. Click here to read…

Original verdict upheld for former official at China’s top court: Global Times
June 21, 2022

The Beijing Municipal High People’s Court on Monday announced a public verdict in the case against Wang Linqing, a former official at China’s top court, rejecting his appeal and upholding the original verdict. In May, Wang was sentenced to 14 years in prison and given a fine of 1 million yuan ($150,000) for taking bribes and illegally obtaining national secrets. Click here to read…

Ningxia launches first intermodal freight train to Iran via Caspian Sea: Global Times
June 21, 2022

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region launched the first sea-rail intermodal freight train to Iran on Monday, forming a new international logistics channel via the Caspian Sea. The new line, combined with other China-Europe freight rail routes, will contribute to building a global transportation network covering sea, rail and road transport. Click here to read…

Chinese, Russian companies pursue rising yuan trade settlements: Global Times
June 21, 2022

Traders see a growing potential for local currency settlements in trade, especially between China and Russia under the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) framework, as the countries are seeking alternatives to chip away at dollar dominance. While the US dollar hegemony continues to shadow world trade, closer economic and trade ties would be needed more than ever among the BRICS member states, and further cooperation in areas such as local currency settlement could be brought up at the upcoming BRICS Summit, experts said. Click here to read…

China’s east-to-west computing resource transfer project in full swing: People’s Daily
June 21, 2022

The industrial park has attracted more than 100 tenants, including government bodies, world-renowned cloud computing service providers, large Internet companies, and banks and insurance institutions. “The annual average temperature in Hohhot city is eight degrees Celsius, so data centers in the city can use natural cooling sources for about five months of the year,” an executive of Chinese telecom operator China Unicom’s cloud data center in Hohhot explained. Click here to read…

China to further deepen, substantiate BRICS cooperation: People’s Daily
June 21, 2022

When changes in the world, our times and history are unfolding today in ways like never before, China looks forward to working with fellow BRICS members to further deepen and substantiate BRICS cooperation, cement the BRICS strategic partnership, draw up a new blueprint for BRICS cooperation, and make greater contributions to safeguarding peace and stability and promoting development and prosperity by hosting the 14th BRICS Summit under the theme of “Foster High-quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 02, 2022

Communist youth league of China has over 73.7 mln members: Xinhuanet
May 2, 2022

The Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) has over 73.7 million members nationwide as of December 31, 2021, according to statistics released by the CYLC Central Committee on Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese president appoints new ambassadors: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed three new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, according to a statement from China’s top legislature on Friday. Cui Wei has been appointed ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, replacing Zhang Tao. Du Xiaohui has been appointed ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, replacing Li Jie. Ji Shumin has been appointed ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan, replacing Liu Bin. Click here to read…

New Party chief for Inner Mongolia appointed: Xinhuanet

April 30, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has appointed Sun Shaocheng as new Party chief for the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Shi Taifeng, who no longer serves as secretary of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Committee of the CPC, will be given another appointment, according to a decision by the CPC Central CommitteeClick here to read…

China further specifies prosecution standards on economic crimes: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

China issued a revised regulation Friday further specifying standards for registration and prosecution of economic crimes under the jurisdiction of public security organs. The revised regulation, formulated by China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security, covers 78 kinds of economic crimes. It will come into force as of May 15. Click here to read…

Xi stresses healthy development of capital in China: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

On Friday afternoon, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held its 38th group study session. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the session, which is about regulating and guiding the healthy development of capital in China according to law. Click here to read…

China, U.S. have established 284 “sister” pairs: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

China and the United States have formed 284 pairs of sister provinces, states and sister cities over a period of several decades, according to a video dialogue between China-U.S. sister cities on Thursday. Click here to read…

China-Laos low-carbon demonstration zone unveiled in Vientiane: Xinhuanet
April 30, 2022

The inauguration ceremony of the Vientiane Saysettha Low-Carbon Demonstration Zone jointly built by China and Laos was held via video conferencing on Friday. The event indicates construction of the demonstration zone has entered a new phase, opening a new chapter for China-Laos cooperation to address climate change in the framework of South-South cooperation. Click here to read…

China reiterates call for peace between Russia, Ukraine through talks: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

China has always supported Russia and Ukraine to overcome difficulties and continue negotiations, and welcomes all efforts by the international community to promote peace, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday. Click here to read…

China EximBank issues bonds to aid anti-epidemic efforts in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

The Export-Import Bank of China (China EximBank), a state-owned policy bank, has issued special bonds worth 5 billion yuan (about 755.55 million U.S. dollars) to aid the anti-epidemic efforts and ensure daily supplies in Shanghai. Click here to read…

China’s endeavor to becoming intellectual property powerhouse: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

Thirty-seven years ago when Hu Guohua applied for a patent he had to queue overnight outside China’s patent office. Eight months later, he received a patent certificate for his invention, a color display device to help analyze satellite images. Soon after newspapers splashed photos of the spectacled aerospace engineer, who became the country’s first patent rights holder. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 846 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 2, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 846 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 727 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Monday. Apart from Shanghai, 13 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 36 in Beijing. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 727 confirmed, 6,606 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 2, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 727 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 6,606 local asymptomatic infection cases on Sunday, the municipal health commission said MondayClick here to read…

Beijing reports 55 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

Beijing reported 51 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and four asymptomatic cases between 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, local authorities have said. A makeshift hospital located in Xiaotangshan Township in the capital’s northern suburb was put into use on Sunday, and has received 12 patients, Li Ang, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, told a press conference on Sunday. Click here to read…

9 suspects detained after building collapses in central China: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

Public security authorities detained nine people on Sunday after a self-constructed residential building collapsed Friday in central China’s Hunan Province. According to police in the provincial capital of Changsha, the owner of the building surnamed Wu, and three others in charge of building design and construction surnamed Long, Ren and Xue were suspected of the crime of causing a major-liability accident. Click here to read…

Beijing adds four more risk areas for COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 30, 2022

Four more areas in Beijing were classified as medium-risk areas for COVID-19 on Saturday, the municipal government said. The latest classifications have brought the total number of high-risk areas in Beijing to six and medium-risk areas to 23, said a press conference on local epidemic prevention and control work. Click here to read…

Beijing building makeshift hospitals: Xinhuanet
April 30, 2022

Beijing is preparing to construct makeshift hospitals to cope with the latest upsurge of the novel coronavirus, said a press conference Saturday. So far, about 4,000 beds have been reserved for COVID-19 infections in Beijing, and more venues are being transformed into large-scale makeshift hospitals in case of need, said Li Ang, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission. Click here to read…

HKSAR gov’t continues tracing COVID-19 through sewage surveillance: Xinhuanet
May 1, 2022

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Sunday that the COVID-19 virus has recently been detected in sewage samples from some areas in the city, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises in these areas. Click here to read…

Chinese leadership analyzes economic situation, reviews plan on talent development: Quishi
April 30, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to analyze the current economic situation and economic work. Click here to read…

Prioritizing infrastructure creation set to stabilize economy: Quishi
April 29, 2022

China’s efforts to bolster infrastructure construction in a precise manner will help buttress the nation’s economic growth this year amid a complicated external environment and resurgent domestic COVID-19 cases, experts said. Click here to read…

China revs up infrastructure investment to spur growth: Quishi
April 29, 2022

Investment, a traditional key driver of China’s economic growth, is unleashing new energy as the central authorities have made fresh arrangements to modernize the country’s infrastructure for sustained growth. Click here to read…

Policies help manufacturing sector overcome COVID-19 impact: Quishi
May 2, 2022

Amid unexpected headwinds brought by the domestic COVID-19 resurgences, China has proactively taken countermeasures to assist manufacturing companies in emerging from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. Click here to read…

China’s top legal departments urge abduction suspects to surrender: China Daily
May 2, 2022

Three of China’s top legal departments have jointly issued a circular urging all suspects involved in the abduction of women and children to surrender themselves to the authorities. Click here to read…

CPC stresses need to keep economy stable: China Daily
April 30, 2022

A key Party meeting has underlined the need to ensure economic stability and coordination of the nation’s COVID-19 response and economic growth, reiterating that the country will actively respond to the concerns of foreign businesses to stabilize foreign investment and international trade. Click here to read…

World’s highest automatic weather station to be set up on Mt Qomolangma: China Daily
May 1, 2022

Chinese scientists are mounting efforts to establish a meteorological monitoring station at an altitude of 8,800 meters on Mount Qomolangma, the world’s highest peak, on the China-Nepal border. Click here to read…

Mass nucleic acid testing to continue in the capital: China Daily
May 2, 2022

Beijing has taken strict control and prevention measures during the May Day holiday and will conduct more rounds of nucleic acid testing in some areas to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in the city. Click here to read…

John Lee delivers policy platform, highlighting governance efficiency, housing support, and HK youth future: Global Times
April 29, 2022

John Lee Ka-chiu, the candidate for the upcoming election for Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, unveiled his policy platform on Friday, focusing on strengthening local governance, fixing housing woes, enhancing the overall competitiveness of the city and building a caring society for young people. Click here to read…

Shanghai dispatches 160,000 personnel for disinfection covering 13,000 residential compounds as new cases keep declining: Global Times
May 2, 2022

As part of achieving the goal of eliminating the COVID-19 cases at the community level, Shanghai is carrying out citywide cleaning and disinfection covering 13,000 residential compounds in the city, local authority said on Monday, noting that nearly 1 million delivery packages are being disinfected every day. Click here to read…

Shanghai achieves phased results in latest battle against Omicron with 6 districts basically registering no community transmissions: Global Times
May 1, 2022

The risk of COVID-19 community transmission in Shanghai has been effectively contained and six districts, including Fengxian, Jinshan and Chongming have basically realized no community transmissions, Shanghai local government said on Sunday, amid the easing of a citywide lockdown for more than 15 million residents. Click here to read…

Special fund for rehabilitation of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi given in the wake of the terrorist attack: Global Times
April 30, 2022

A special fund was given by the Chinese International Education Foundation for rehabilitation of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi, Pakistan, in the wake of the terrorist attack on its shuttle bus killing 3 Chinese Tuesday. The fund of 500,000 yuan ($75,660) on April 30 will be also used to offer relief to the victims and their families. Click here to read…

Serbia displays ‘powerful, affordable’ Chinese air defense missiles for the 1st time, ‘not meant as a threat but rightful natl defense devt’: Global Times
May 1, 2022

Serbia displayed its latest addition to its arsenal, the Chinese-made FK-3 air defense missile system, to the general public for the first time on Saturday, after concentrated sorties of Y-20 large transport aircraft from the Chinese Air Force delivered the weapon to the European country in April. Click here to read…

China suspends freight train operations with North Korea amid virus: Kyodo
April 29, 2022

China has suspended freight train operations with North Korea amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the Chinese border city of Dandong, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. Since earlier this week, many residential compounds in Dandong, which lies opposite the North Korean city of Sinuiji, have been locked down against a backdrop of the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, while people living in such areas have been compelled to stay home. Click here to read…

Serbia shows off Chinese missiles, raising concerns: Taipei Times
May 2, 2022

Serbia on Saturday publicly displayed a recently delivered Chinese anti-aircraft missile system, raising concerns in the West and among some of Serbia’s neighbors that an arms buildup in the Balkans could threaten a fragile peace in the region. Click here to read…

Shanghai lockdown sends chill down meat trade: Reuters
May 2, 2022

The protracted lockdown in Shanghai, China’s financial hub, is slowing the nation’s normally booming meat trade, with stringent COVID-19 measures causing logistics logjams across the food industry in a sign of the broadening disruptions to business. Click here to read…

Outspoken market analyst’s Chinese social media accounts suspended: Reuters
May 1, 2022

The Chinese social media accounts of an outspoken Hong Kong-based market strategist were suspended after a series of downbeat commentaries and a slump in mainland equities to two-year lows on COVID-19 lockdowns and global political tensions. Click here to read…

Setback for Shanghai’s COVID battle; Beijing focus on mass testing: Reuters
May 2, 2022

China’s commercial capital of Shanghai was dealt a blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine areas while Beijing pressed on with testing millions of its people on a May Day holiday few were celebrating. Click here to read…

Elderly death mix-up adds to Covid-19 turmoil for Shanghai residents: South China Morning Post
May 2, 2022

Shanghai authorities are investigating after a senior citizen was mistaken for dead by staff at an elderly care centre and sent to the morgue. Videos circulating widely on Chinese social media showed two men who appeared to be morgue workers with a yellow body bag outside the Shanghai Xinchangzheng welfare hospital in Putuo district on Sunday afternoon. Click here to read…

Coronavirus: Shanghai reports 58 new cases in unguarded, low-risk zones in setback for city’s ‘societal zero-Covid’ push: South China Morning Post
May 2, 2022

Shanghai’s daily new Covid-19 cases rebounded in unguarded low-risk zones after staying clear for two days, a reversal that underscored the challenges in stamping out the highly transmissible Omicron variant, even amid a month-long citywide lockdown. New cases declined for the ninth straight day, dropping 6.8 per cent to 7,333 in the previous 24 hours, according to official data released on Monday. Symptomatic cases fell 7.7 per cent to 727, while the death toll decreased by 16 per cent to 32 from a day earlier. Click here to read…