Tag Archives: Omicron

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…

China: Daily Scan, April 7, 2022

Former deputy head of State Administration of Grain indicted for graft: Xinhuanet
April 7, 2022

Xu Ming, former deputy head of the State Administration of Grain, has been indicted on charges of taking bribery and abuse of power, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses maneuvering monetary policy tools to bolster real economy: Xinhuanet
April 7, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday said that the country will maneuver monetary policy tools when appropriate to effectively support the real economy. Chairing a State Council executive meeting, Li also stressed the need for enterprises in strained industries to postpone the payment of pension insurance, as well as stabilize jobs and strengthen employment training. Click here to read…

China welcomes int’l assessment of documents about U.S. biological military activities: Xinhuanet
April 7, 2022

China on Wednesday welcomed any global initiative within appropriate frameworks to assess the discovered documents related to U.S. biological military activities. Click here to read…

China-Mongolia land port sees robust growth in freight exports: Xinhuanet
April 6, 2022

The land port of Erenhot in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region saw its freight transport export volume increase 41.4 percent year on year in the first quarter of this year, local authorities have said. Click here to read…

China to regulate use of Chinese characters: Xinhuanet
April 6, 2022

The Chinese government has launched a nationwide campaign to regulate the use of Chinese characters in publications and on radio, TV, and the internet. The National Press and Publication Administration and the National Radio and Television Administration jointly launched a notice, asking local authorities to investigate and correct the misuse of Chinese characters in traditional publications such as books and newspapers, online publications, advertisements, radio, TV programs, and online audio and video programs. Click here to read…

China strengthens legal aid for abducted women: Xinhuanet
April 6, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) on Wednesday announced that a special campaign has been launched to strengthen judicial assistance to women in need, including those who are victims of abduction and human trafficking. Click here to read…

Resilient China-EU cooperation critical for an uncertain world: Quishi
April 6, 2022

In a virtual meeting on Friday, Chinese and European Union (EU) leaders underscored the imperative role of sound and healthy bilateral ties for a world that has arrived at a critical juncture. China and the EU stand as two major forces, big markets and great civilizations on the world stage. It is the common aspiration of the global community for the two sides to uphold peace, promote shared development and add stabilizing factors to a turbulent world fraught with uncertainties induced by such challenges as a lingering COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Click here to read…

Students gain from digital learning: Quishi
April 7, 2022

Online education platform provides smart solution for more flexible study. China has launched a smart learning platform covering all stages of education from primary school to universities to offer free digital learning resources to students. Click here to read…

Chief secretary for administration of HKSAR gov’t tenders resignation: People’s Daily
April 7, 2022

John Lee, chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, tendered his resignation on Wednesday, saying he plans to run for the upcoming election of the HKSAR’s sixth-term chief executive. Click here to read…

Chinese police launch campaign to hunt down economic fugitives abroad: People’s Daily
April 7, 2022

Chinese police have launched a new campaign to apprehend economic fugitives who have fled overseas, the Ministry of Public Security said on Wednesday. The public security organ pledged all-out efforts to arrest economic fugitives who have fled abroad in the “Fox Hunt 2022” campaign, and will support discipline inspection and supervision departments in fugitive repatriation and the recovering of criminal assets, the ministry said. Click here to read…

China sends nearly 40,000 medics to Shanghai in tough fight against Omicron: People’s Daily
April 7, 2022

More than 38,000 medics from 15 provincial-level regions have rushed to China’s business hub Shanghai to aid the megacity in its fight against resurging COVID-19. Some 27,000 medics are responsible for sampling and testing work, and another 11,000 work in temporary hospitals, according to the National Health Commission. Click here to read…

In Hangzhou, 2 detained over COVID spread: China Daily
April 6, 2022

Two people were detained for investigation on Tuesday after authorities said they may have caused the spread of COVID-19 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Wednesday. The two, a mother and a daughter, traveled from outside the province to Hangzhou on Tuesday morning. The two knowingly concealed the fact that they had been in medium- and high-risk areas, an official statement said. Click here to read…l

Shanghai fights decisive battle against Omicron with swifter actions; nearby cities provide 60,000 beds for quarantine: Global Times
April 7, 2022

The decisive battle against Omicron in Shanghai has entered a crucial stage, with the chief Chinese financial center conducting a second round of citywide nucleic acid testing on Wednesday, as new infections continued to hit a new record, striking the nerves of the whole country in the beginning of April. Click here to read…

China’s State Council stresses support for real economy as outlook dimmed by COVID-19: Global Times
April 6, 2022

With the resurgence of COVID-19 outbreaks across China since March weighing on the outlook for economic growth, Chinese officials and experts on Wednesday called for more robust fiscal and monetary support and other measures to help affected businesses and stabilize economic operations. Click here to read…

China unveils draft financial stability law in major push to prevent systemic risks: Global Times
April 6, 2022

China’s central bank on Wednesday night unveiled a draft financial stability legislation, including the creation of a financial stability guarantee fund, laying the legal groundwork for a holistic, sector-spanning and cross-departmental approach to preventing systemic financial risks. Click here to read…

China energy goals a problem as U.N. report calls for deeper coal cuts: Reuters
April 7, 2022

A new U.N. report detailing what the world needs to do to combat climate change has highlighted the need for China – by far the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter – to accelerate its shift towards clean and low-carbon energy. Click here to read…

Shanghai vows to improve food deliveries as discontent grows over COVID curbs: Reuters

Shanghai on Thursday said it was trying its best to improve the distribution of food and essential goods to locked-in residents, responding to growing discontent over such difficulties as COVID curbs stretched into an 11th day. Click here to read…

Hong Kong arrests six activists on accusation of sedition: Reuters
April 6, 2022

Hong Kong police arrested six activists on Wednesday for suspected sedition and contravention of a national security law in connection with what the police called “causing nuisance” at court hearings in December and January. Click here to read…

Hong Kong No. 2 official says he plans to run in leadership election: Reuters
April 6, 2022

Hong Kong’s No. 2 official, John Lee, said on Wednesday he had resigned to run in a leadership election in May, two days after Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she will not seek a second five-year term. read moreClick here to read…

China’s new infection cases top 20,000 despite “zero COVID” policy: Kyodo

April 6, 2022

The number of new infection cases with the novel coronavirus in China hit a record high, exceeding 20,000, the health authorities said Wednesday, casting doubt on the effectiveness of the country’s radical “zero COVID” policy. Across the mainland, 20,472 people, including asymptomatic ones, were confirmed to be infected with the virus on Tuesday, the highest in two years, according to the Chinese government. Click here to read…

Coronavirus: Shanghai adds 19,928 Covid-19 cases, setting a daily record for the sixth day: South China Morning Post
April 7, 2022

Shanghai’s daily Covid-19 infections set a record for the sixth straight day on Thursday, as citywide mass testing identified 19,982 cases in China’s financial and commercial hub.
The number of symptomatic cases ticked up to 322, from 311 a day earlier, while the vast majority of the positively identified infections showed no symptoms of illness, according to the data provided by Shanghai’s health authorities. Click here to read…

US sanctions threat if China aids Russia stirs fear in Beijing about forex assets: South China Morning Post
April 7, 2022

Washington’s financial sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine have raised concern in China over its large exposure to US government bonds, although experts say there is no real alternative for the country to invest its foreign exchange reserves. In recent weeks, former central bank adviser Yu Yongding and former vice-chairman of the Bank of China, Wang Yongli, have issued warnings about the effect that Western sanctions could have on China’s investment in foreign securities, amid US threats of “consequences” if Beijing helps Russia evade sanctions. Click here to read…

Coronavirus: time to ‘lie flat’? Divides emerge on Chinese internet about country’s path out of Covid-19: South China Morning Post
April 7, 2022

The Chinese internet has become a centre of a debate about the efficacy of widespread lockdowns as officials try to maintain a “dynamic zero-Covid” policy amid a worsening Covid-19 pandemic driven by the Omicron variant.To achieve the policies, cities across China have spent the past two years implementing rolling lockdowns, mass testing, rigid quarantine rules and nearly-closed national borders. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 6, 2022

China sincerely wants peace in Ukraine: Xinhuanet
April 5, 2022

China hopes Russia and Ukraine would stick to peace talks until a ceasefire agreement is reached and the only thing that China wants is peace in Ukraine, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese, Canadian FMs hold talks over phone: Xinhuanet
April 6, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday held a phone conversation with Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly at the latter’s request. During their conversation, Wang said that the people of China and Canada have enjoyed long-term friendly exchanges, noting that Canada is one of the first Western countries to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Click here to read…

Another makeshift hospital under construction in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
April 6, 2022

Shanghai is converting the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) into a makeshift hospital with a planned capacity of 40,000 beds. Upon completion, it is expected to act as the biggest such hospital for those testing positive for COVID-19 in the metropolis. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping on carrying forward spirit of heroes: China Military
April 5, 2022

The 5th of April this year marks the Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-sweeping Day when Chinese people mourn for their deceased family members and pay tribute to fallen heroes and martyrs. Click here to read…

HKSAR chief executive mourns deaths of COVID-19 patients: People’s Daily
April 6, 2022

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam, on behalf of the HKSAR government, on Tuesday expressed deep sorrow over the deaths of COVID-19 patients amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and extended her deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. Click here to read…

Hefty fines for drivers trying to cheat traffic laws: China Daily
April 6, 2022

Penalties are being increased for drivers who try to avoid responsibility for traffic violations by hiring others to take the blame. Drivers can accumulate up to 12 points for traffic violations in one year before their license is withheld, after which they must attend a seven-day class on road safety laws, regulations and relevant knowledge and pass an exam to regain their license. Click here to read…

Service robots aid Shanghai’s epidemic fight: China Daily
April 6, 2022

Disinfection robots on standby inside the makeshift hospital in Shanghai New International Expo Centre, East China’s Shanghai, April 5, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
SHANGHAI — With the support of fast and stable communication networks, service robots performing various functions at makeshift hospitals have become a force hard to ignore in Shanghai’s fight against the latest COVID-19 resurgence. Click here to read…

Shenzhen asks residents to provide negative COVID-19 results taken within 72hrs when entering public places, transportation: Global Times
April 6, 2022

Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong Province, home to over 12 million people, restored its normal life and work after the recent outbreak of COVID-19, it announced in a notice on Tuesday, saying that public entertainment venues will reopen with capacity restrictions of 50 percent. Click here to read…

PLA Air Force’s JL-10 trainer jet drops 500kg bombs in training exercise for the first time: Global Times
April 5, 2022

The JL-10 advanced trainer jet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, known as the L-15 on its export version, for the first time dropped 500-kilogram aviation bombs at a PLA Air Force academy in a training exercise, displaying the PLA Air Force’s training plan for cadets to master ground attack and bombing early in their training program and the aircraft’s outstanding capabilities, analysts said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China’s new military helicopter with innovative design makes 1st flight: Global Times
April 5, 2022

China’s top helicopter makers recently announced that a new type of helicopter with an innovative design has successfully completed its maiden flight, and this prototype chopper will lead to the development of the next-generation, high-performance helicopter for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Click here to read…

Huawei sets up 10 new ‘legions’ to diversify businesses amid external pressure: Global Times
April 6, 2022

Chinese technology giant Huawei announced the creation of 10 new business “legions” following the initial move of setting up five such legions in October. This positive internal adjustment that will diversify its businesses around its cutting-edge 5G technologies will help the company get through difficulties amid the US crackdown, an expert said. Click here to read…

‘So many bodies piled up’: Hong Kong funeral services overwhelmed by COVID: Reuters
April 6, 2022

Traditional wooden coffins are running short in Hong Kong as authorities scramble to add mortuary space in the global financial hub’s battle on COVID-19, which is swamping funeral parlours. Click here to read…

Shanghai scrambles to secure food supplies as COVID lockdown hits: Reuters
April 6, 2022

Residents in the major Chinese financial centre of Shanghai, with 26 million under lockdown, scrambled to secure food on Wednesday, with supermarkets shut and deliveries restricted amid another citywide COVID-19 testing programme. Click here to read…

On hypersonic weapons deal, China warns against fueling a crisis: Reuters
April 5, 2022

China’s U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun warned on Tuesday against measures that could fuel a crisis like the Ukraine conflict in other parts of the world when asked about a deal between Britain, the United States and Australia to cooperate on hypersonic weapons and electronic warfare capabilitiesClick here to read…

China’s services sector activity hit hard by Omicron surge: Reuters
April 6, 2022

Activity in China’s services sector contracted at the sharpest pace in two years in March as a surge in coronavirus cases restricted mobility and weighed on demand, a private sector survey showed on Wednesday. The Caixin services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dived to 42.0 in March from 50.2 in February, dropping below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis. The reading indicates the sharpest activity decline since the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020. Click here to read…

Shanghai adds 17,007 new Covid-19 cases, setting a daily record for the fifth straight day as city undergoes more tests: South China Morning Post
April 6, 2022

Shanghai added 17,007 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, setting a daily record for the fifth consecutive day since a worsening of the outbreak forced China’s financial and commercial hub to go into a citywide lockdown last week. Click here to read…

Washington wants reform, not about ‘stopping trade or trade divorce’: South China Morning Post
April 5, 2022

The United States is seeking to realign its commercial ties with China rather than seek a “divorce” between the world’s biggest economies, trade chief Katherine Tai said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 12, 2022

Xi stresses better understanding, use of CPC’s centenary historical experience: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called for efforts to deepen the review, study, education and promotion of the CPC’s history so as to better understand and make good use of the historical experience of the Party over the past century..Click here to read…

Vice Premier calls for more efforts to stabilize employment: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday called for stronger efforts to keep employment stable. Hu made the remarks while addressing a meeting of the leading group on employment work under the State Council in Beijing..Click here to read…

New energy car registration in China up nearly 60 pct in 2021: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

The number of new energy cars registered in China reached 7.84 million in 2021, up more than 59 percent year on year, data from the Ministry of Public Security showed Tuesday. The figure represents 2.6 percent of the total number of cars in the country, said the ministry, adding that China has seen the number of newly registered new energy cars increase rapidly in the past five years..Click here to read…

China working to make IPR public services more convenient, smarter: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

China will endeavor to provide more convenient and smarter public services in the field of intellectual property rights (IPR) during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to a plan issued by the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA)..Click here to read…

Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Sun Weidong at Webinar Themed on “Together for a Shared Future”: Global Times
January 12, 2022

Mr Wan Xuejun, Deputy Director General of International Relations Department, Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,.Click here to read…

Aerial refueling-capable Z-20, stealth chopper expected in China, says chief designer: Global Times
January 11, 2022

China’s Z-20 utility tactical helicopter could get upgrades including the ability to receive aerial refueling, the chopper’s chief designer said on Tuesday, who also suggested the possible existence of a stealth helicopter and the development of the country’s domestically built heavy-lift helicopter..Click here to read…

China unveils guidelines to stabilize trade: Global Times
January 12, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, on Tuesday called for efforts to ensure domestic supplies of commodities, as part of guidelines to stabilize exports and imports as a countercyclical buffer against uncertainty clouding the trade landscape..Click here to read…

Seawin makes progress in fertilizer trade dispute with Sri Lanka through negotiation: Global Times
January 11, 2022

Seawin Biotech, a Chinese company involved in a $49.7 million fertilizer trade dispute with Sri Lanka, has made progress in exporting organic fertilizers to Sri Lanka, the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka told the Global Times on Tuesday. The dispute, which started in October, centers on Sri Lankan officials’ rejection of the Chinese fertilizers, citing what Chinese sources call shady claims of quality issues. .Click here to read…

China unveils plan to safeguard water security: China Daily
January 12, 2022

China has released a plan to improve the country’s capability to safeguard its water security during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). The plan, jointly released by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Water Resources, is the first five-year plan for water security to be implemented on the national level..Click here to read…

14th Five-Year Plan outlines stronger online copyright protection: China Daily
January 12, 2022

The National Copyright Administration of China recently published the 14th Five-Year Plan for Copyright Protection, outlining 26 key tasks in six areas: the copyright law system; the administrative protection system; the need to crack down on infringement and piracy; the social services framework; international cooperation and exchange; and the development of related sectors. According to the plan, more than 5 million copyrights will have been registered by 2025, and the contribution of the copyright industry to GDP will have grown to 7.5 percent..Click here to read…

Chinese cities tighten COVID-19 curbs as Tianjin battles Omicron outbreak: Reuters
January 11, 2022

Cities across China are imposing tougher restrictions to try to control new outbreaks of COVID-19, with Tianjin battling the highly contagious Omicron variant which has been detected to have been transmitted locally in two other provinces. A Tianjin official told a Tuesday press briefing that 49 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms have been detected during the latest outbreak. The city of 14 million people, around 100km (62 miles) from Beijing, is now implementing tough controls to stop the coronavirus from spreading, especially to neighbouring Beijing..Click here to read…

China’s civil servants ordered to tighten their belts: South China Morning Post
January 12, 2022

For Timothy Tian, like millions of other Chinese civil servants, the forthcoming Lunar New Year promises to be an austere one as government workers face the toughest round of belt-tightening in a decade.Even if Covid restrictions allow it, the city government worker from the eastern province of Zhejiang cannot afford to travel after his monthly pay packet was cut by about 2,000 yuan (US$315) to 5,000 yuan..Click here to read…

China buys sanctioned oil from Iran: Taipei Times
January 12, 2022

China last year doubled down on imports of Iranian and Venezuelan crude, taking the most from the US-sanctioned regimes in three years, as refiners brushed off the risk of penalties to scoop up cheap oil. Crude processors in the world’s biggest importer were observed to have bought 324 million barrels from Iran and Venezuela last year, about 53 percent more than a year earlier, data from market intelligence firm Kpler showed. That is the most since 2018, when China took 352 million barrels from the two nations..Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, December 14, 2021

China could achieve major annual economic targets, says Premier: Xinhunaet
December 13, 2021

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Monday that China could achieve significant annual economic targets. It stands ready to work with the World Bank to enhance cooperation in capital and knowledge to support multilateralism and global development causes. Li made the remarks in a virtual meeting with the president of the World Bank Group, David Malpass, in Beijing. Click here to read…

China to build 100 national major cold-chain logistics bases by 2025: Xinhuanet
December 13, 2021

China plans to set up about 100 national backbone cold-chain logistics bases during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), the country’s top economic planner said on Monday.The move aims to enhance service capacity and boost the efficiency of the cold-chain logistics sector, Zhang Jiangbo, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission told a press conference, adding that the first batch of the 17 key bases is under construction. Click here to read…

China submits position paper on regulating military applications of AI: China Military
December 14, 2021

China submitted its position paper on regulating the military applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the sixth review conference of the United Nations (UN) Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons opened here on Monday. Li Song, Chinese Ambassador for Disarmament Affairs, said that the position paper is China’s first proposal to regulate the military applications of AI, and it is also the first of its kind under the framework of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. Click here to read…

8 HK activists including Jimmy Lai sentenced to 4.5 to 14 months in an unauthorized assembly case: Global Times
December 13, 2021

Jimmy Lai, the imprisoned owner of Next Digital Media, was sentenced on Monday to another 13 months in prison over an unauthorized assembly in 2020. The Hong Kong District Court sentenced Lai and seven other defendants to between four-and-a-half months and 14 months in jail for their role in an unauthorized assembly last year. Click here to read…

Mainland reports first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant: China Daily
December 14, 2021

The Chinese mainland reported on Monday its first case of the highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant in Tianjin as authorities in Zhejiang province stepped up measures to control outbreaks of the Delta strain. The Tianjin Health Commission reported on Monday an imported asymptomatic patient, who was later confirmed to be infected with the Omicron variant. The carrier arrived in the city on Thursday, the commission said. Click here to read…

Afghanistan receives second batch of China-donated winter supplies: People’s Daily
December 14, 2021

The second batch of winter supplies donated by China has arrived in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. Afghan deputy minister of refugees and repatriation affairs of the caretaker government Arsala Kharoti and Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu attended the handover ceremony on Monday in a depot of the ministry in Kabul. Click here to read…

Listed companies halt production in Zhejiang due to surge in Covid-19 cases: Global Times
December 13, 2021

Multiple A-share listed companies in East China’s Zhejiang Province have suspended production in a bid to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus amid a tightening of local policies following the recent flareup. Several Zhejiang-based companies have issued statements saying that production and operation has been suspended, but they said it will have a limited impact on their yearly performance. Click here to read…

Ministry removes homework help apps, citing impact on student learning: Global Times
December 13, 2021

China’s Ministry of Education on Monday ordered the temporary removal of homework help apps that allow students to take pictures of their homework and search for answers online, citing the apps’ impact on students’ independent thinking ability, in another move aimed at strengthening regulation of China’s online after-school tutoring sector. Click here to read…

China’s Inner Mongolia region aims to earn five times more from rare earths by 2025: South China Morning Post
December 14, 2021

China’s northern Inner Mongolia region is aiming for a fivefold increase in rare earth production value by 2025. This comes as the country’s near-total dominance of global supply raises concerns about its possible use as a bargaining chip. “Inner Mongolia’s rare earth industry is in the unique position of having three elements – resources, manufacturing, and research and development – in one place,” deputy chief of industry and information technology Wu Suhai said as he called for a consolidation of industry chains.
The region aims to reach rare earth production value of 100 billion yuan (US$15.7 billion) by 2025, he said on Sunday, an increase of about five times over 2020 figures. Click here to read…

China’s first floating nuclear reactor may withstand once-in-10,000-years weather event, engineers say: South China Morning Post
December 14, 2021

China’s first floating nuclear power station may be able to withstand an extreme, once-in-10,000-years weather event, according to testing by marine engineers. But they said the ship-like facility’s mooring crane would need strengthening to avoid the entire plant breaking loose if it tried to ride out the storm at a dock. The 60-megawatt floating reactor is being built to power oil rigs and islands off the east coast of China in the Bohai Sea, an inner sea where the waters are relatively calm. At an extreme weather simulation facility in Hubei province, marine engineering scientist Kong Fanfu and a team with the Wuhan Second Ship Design and Research Institute put a scaled-down model of the nuclear plant through its paces. Click here to read…

Weibo fined by Chinese regulator for publishing illegal information:Reuters
December 14, 2021

Chinese social media platform Weibo Corp has been slapped with a 3 million yuan ($470,000) fine by China’s internet regulator for repeatedly publishing illegal information. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said Weibo had violated a cybersecurity law on the protection of minors as well as other laws but did not give further details. It also said Beijing’s local cyberspace regulator had imposed 44 penalties on Weibo totalling 14.3 million yuan for the year to November. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, December 3, 2021

Top legislator stresses high-quality local legislation: Xinhuanet
December 3, 2021

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu on Thursday urged efforts to advance the high-quality development of local legislation. Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, made the remarks when addressing a national symposium on local legislation in Beijing. Click here to read…

China’s trust assets shrink in third quarter: Xinhuanet
December 2, 2021

China’s trust industry maintained a shrinking trend in the third quarter (Q3) of this year, data shows. Total trust assets slid by 2 percent year on year to 20.44 trillion yuan (about 3.2 trillion U.S. dollars) as of the end of Q3 with the assets structure further improving, according to the China Trustee Association (CTA). Click here to read…

China extends tax exemption for overseas investors in bond market: Xinhuanet
December 2, 2021

China said Thursday it has extended tax preferential policies to overseas investors investing in the Chinese mainland bond market amid efforts to further open up the sector. Overseas institutional investors are exempted from corporate income tax and value-added tax on their bond interest gains from investment in the Chinese mainland bond market, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation. Click here to read…

China to build smarter meteorological system in 5 years: Xinhuanet
December 2, 2021

China aims to improve its meteorological work in 2021-2025 through sci-tech innovation and information technology, according to a newly-released five-year plan. The plan, jointly issued by the China Meteorological Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, noted that by 2025, China will achieve independent control of core meteorological technologies, and build an improved modern meteorological system to enhance monitoring and forecasting capabilities. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 80 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
December 3, 2021

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 80 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday. Of the new local cases, 56 were reported in Inner Mongolia and 10 in Heilongjiang. Also reported were 16 new imported cases in five provincial-level regions, according to the commission. Click here to read…

Former deputy commander of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps expelled from CPC: People’s Daily
December 3, 2021

Yang Fulin, former deputy commander of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for grave violations of Party discipline and laws, authorities announced here Thursday. The announcement came after an investigation into Yang’s case conducted by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission upon the approval of the CPC Central Committee. Click here to read…

Former senior official of Henan expelled from CPC, public office: People’s Daily
December 3, 2021

A former senior official of central China’s Henan Province has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from his post over serious violations of Party discipline and the law, the country’s top anti-graft body announced Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese vice premier stresses strengthening support for foreign enterprises: People’s Daily
December 3, 2021

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has urged improved service and better business environment for foreign-funded firms to facilitate their investment and business in China. Hu made the remarks on Thursday when presiding over a symposium in Beijing on the development of foreign-invested enterprises. Click here to read…

China develops powerful new engine for drone flights in plateau regions: Global Times
December 2, 2021

China has successfully tested a new homegrown powerful turboprop engine especially designed for drones to be used in the country’s southwest plateau regions, overcoming a technical barrier that limited the performance of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at high altitudes, with analysts speculating on Thursday that it will boost the logistics support and monitoring capabilities of border defense troops. Click here to read…

Anti-virus export orders nearly double amid global Omicron scare: Global Times
December 2, 2021

Chinese suppliers of anti-coronavirus items including nucleic acid tests, masks and oxygen machines have seen export orders surge 25-200 percent amid new outbreaks in many parts of the world, ignited by growing concerns over Omicron variant. Several industry insiders told the Global Times on Thursday that there’s been a significant increase in export orders, mostly from Europe and Africa, since Omicron was reported to the World Health Organization by South African health authorities on November 24.

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SPP recommends harsher punishment for wage default: China Daily
December 3, 2021

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate has recommended harsh punishment for those who maliciously default on wages, a move to protect the legitimate rights and interests of migrant workers. It said procuratorates nationwide recovered more than 340 million yuan ($53.4 million) in unpaid wages for migrant workers from 2019 to 2020. Click here to read…

Understanding China requires understanding of CPC, says Xi: Quishi
December 3, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that to understand China today, one must learn to understand the Communist Party of China (CPC). Xi made the remarks when delivering a speech via video at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Understanding China Conference (Guangzhou) in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province. Click here to read…

Didi starts to delist from New York and aims for Hong Kong amid Beijing scrutiny: South China Morning Post
December 3, 2021

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global, which raised US$4.4 billion in its US initial public offering in June, said Friday that it would start the process to delist from the New York Stock Exchange and prepare for a Hong Kong listing, five months after the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) initiated probe into the company. Click here to read…

China antenna turns Earth into giant radio station, with signals reaching Guam: South China Morning Post
December 2, 2021

The biggest antenna on the planet is up and running in central China, opening up long-distance communications with submarines as well as civilian applications, according to engineers and scientists involved in the project. The exact location of the facility has not been revealed, but is believed to be somewhere in the Dabie Mountains, a protected natural reserve straddling Hubei, Anhui and Henan provinces.Click here to read…

China regulator says more testing needed to certify C919 aircraft: Reuters
December 3, 2021

China’s aviation regulator said on Friday that there is still a huge amount of testing to be done for the home-grown narrowbody C919 aircraft to be certified, raising doubt over planemaker COMAC’s year-end target. So far, the C919, China’s attempt to rival Airbus SE (AIR.PA) and Boeing Co(BA.N), has completed only 34 certification tests out of 276 planned, Yang Zhenmei, a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) official, told reporters. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 29, 2021

Chinese premier calls for enhanced coordination with UN: Xinhuanet
November 26, 2021

China stands ready to strengthen coordination with the United Nations to implement the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, strengthen South-South cooperation, and promote more balanced, coordinated and inclusive global development, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Friday. Li made the remarks during a meeting via video link with Abdulla Shahid, president of the 76th session of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA). Click here to read…

China strengthens lending support for private enterprises: Xinhuanet
November 28, 2021

China has increased lending support for the private sector, with new loans to private enterprises reaching 5 trillion yuan (about 782 billion U.S. dollars) in the first 10 months of 2021, according to China’s top banking and insurance regulator.The amount accounted for 53.5 percent of the total new corporate loans in the 10 months, 1.8 percentage points higher than the level at the beginning of this year, data from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) showed. Click here to read…

Xiaomi to set up automobile plant in Beijing: Xinhunaet
November 27, 2021

Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi Corp plans to build an automobile manufacturing plant in Beijing with an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles. The announcement was made at a contract signing ceremony on Saturday between the company and the management committee of the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area. Click here to read…

Xi stresses strengthening military talent cultivation: People’s Daily
November 29, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed thorough military talent cultivation to support and lead progress in strengthening the armed forces. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks when speaking at a CMC conference on military talent-related work from Friday to Sunday. Click here to read…

Tencent’s payment platform fined for breaking foreign exchange rules: Global Times
November 28, 2021

Chinese tech giant Tencent’s online payment platform Tenpay was fined 2.78 million yuan ($434,792) by the local branch of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province, where Tencent is headquartered. Click here to read…

Huawei reveals work of top talent from ‘Geniuses’ program for first time: Global Times

November 28, 2021

Chinese tech giant Huawei revealed for the first time the “mysterious” work of its young prodigy Zhong Zhao, a young employee with an annual salary of 2.01 million yuan ($314,435), whose technology has been applied to tens of millions of Huawei smart phones, according to an article released on Huawei’s online community Xinsheng in November. Click here to read…

Lambda, Mu … Omicron? Why the WHO skipped ‘Nu’ and ‘Xi’ to name latest coronavirus variant: : South China Morning Post
November 29, 2021

Going by the Greek alphabet, the next names should have been “Nu” and “Xi” but the WHO skipped them and went on to call the latest coronavirus variant “Omicron”. But why? Was it to avoid similarities with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name? Before the World Health Organization named Omicron as a variant “of concern” on Friday, the last identified variant was the Mu variant, named after the 12th out of 24 letters in the Greek alphabet.
Nu and Xi, the 13th and 14th letters, were next in line. Click here to read…

Which Chinese military units are expanding while others are shedding troops? : South China Morning Post
November 29, 2021

China has expanded its combat forces to adapt to changing risks – despite a years-long push to streamline the People’s Liberation Army, according a Communist Party publication.
In a book of commentaries published in mid-November by party mouthpiece People’s Daily, military commentator Zhong Xin said the PLA had been “optimising” its personnel structure by deploying more troops to combat roles while cutting 300,000 positions.
The book focuses on President Xi Jinping’s reforms over the last decade and in it Zhong said the military now had about 2 million personnel, down from a peak of more than 6 million in the midst of the Korean war in the 1950s. When Xi, who also heads the Central Military Commission, introduced a military modernisation plan in 2015, that number had already decreased to 2.3 million as a result of a series of overhauls. Click here to read…

Record 2.1m Chinese sit civil service exam as economy slows, youth jobless rate climbs: South China Morning Post
November 28, 2021

A record number of Chinese are sitting the national civil service examination this year, in hopes of landing a secure government job amid slowing growth and high youth unemployment. More than 2.12 million applicants registered for Sunday’s exam, known as guokao in Mandarin, according to the state-owned China News Service. That is 35 per cent higher than last year’s 1.57 million, and the first time the number has crossed 2 million.
That also gives applicants just a 1-in-68 chance of success, even though 31,200 government jobs are open at 75 central government agencies and 23 attached institutions. Successful candidates will take up their positions early next year. Click here to read…

Taiwan scrambles to see off Chinese air force as Xi meets top brass: Reuters
November 28, 2021

Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China’s president met his top generals. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone, or ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands. Click here to read…