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China: Daily Scan, July 21, 2022

What China will do to boost industrial resilience: Quishi
July 20, 2022

China’s industrial economy showed great resilience in the first half of the year amid complex situations at home and abroad. The value-added industrial output went up 3.4 percent year on year in H1. In June alone, industrial output growth quickened to 3.9 percent year on year, expanding by 3.2 percentage points from that in May, official data showed. Click here to read…

Books of Xi’s discourses on various subjects debut at Hong Kong Book Fair: China Military
July 20, 2022

The traditional Chinese versions of three books of President Xi Jinping’s discourses on various subjects and one book on stories in the Party history shared by Xi debuted Wednesday at the Hong Kong Book Fair. Click here to read…

Meeting analyzes promoting high-quality Tibetan research: China Daily
July 20, 2022

A meeting to analyze the development trend of Tibetan studies and promote the high-quality growth of the research was held in Beijing on Wednesday.Tibetan academics have been asked to help solve practical problems with correct research direction, with greater efforts in improving international communication and talent education, according to a statement provided the China Tibetology Research Center, the meeting’s organizer. Click here to read…

Ningxia in Northwest China reports one bubonic plague case: China Daily
July 20, 2022

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Tuesday reported a confirmed bubonic plague case in the capital city Yinchuan, according to the regional plague prevention and control headquarters. Click here to read…

Smaller Chinese cities battle Omicron resurgence with limited medical resources, financial pressure: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The latest COVID-19 flare-ups have hit smaller cities in some provinces such as East China’s Anhui Province and Northwest China’s Gansu Province, showing a rising risk, as smaller regions face greater challenge due to limited medical resources and increasing financial pressure. Click here to read…

Aircraft carrier Shandong sails through Taiwan Straits amid US warship’s ‘cost-saving’ provocation: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday, the same day a US destroyer also made a transit in the region, with experts saying on Wednesday that the US warship’s provocative move, which came right after its consecutive trespasses in Xisha and Nansha islands in the South China Sea last week, is a desperate and cost-saving attempt to hype tensions and contain China as the US faces China’s growing capabilities, while the Chinese carrier was just returning to base after a regular maintenance. Click here to read…

ByteDance makes foray into semiconductor business: Global Times
July 20, 2022

TikTok owner ByteDance has unveiled plans to design its own chips, joining other Chinese technology companies and internet giants that have focused on semiconductors. In response to recent media coverage of ByteDance’s self-developed chips, Yang Zhenyuan, vice president of ByteDance, said on Wednesday that the company’s plan for self-designed semiconductors will focus on customizing chips for its video recommendation services with a goal to optimize efficiency and productivityClick here to read…

Russia is China’s top oil supplier for 2nd month, Saudi volumes tumble: Reuters
July 20, 2022

Russia held its spot as China’s top oil supplier for a second month in June as Chinese buyers cashed in on lower-priced supplies, slashing more costly shipments from Saudi Arabia, data showed on Wednesday. Imports of Russian oil, including supplies pumped via the East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline and seaborne shipments from Russia’s European and Far Eastern ports, totalled 7.29 million tonnes, up nearly 10% from a year ago, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs. Click here to read…

China lobbying behind scenes at UN to block Xinjiang rights report’s publication, document shows: South China Morning Post
July 21, 2022

China has been lobbying behind the scenes at the UN’s top human rights body to block the publication of a highly anticipated report on rights conditions for Uygurs and other minority groups in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a document circulating among UN diplomats. Click here to read…

Baidu unveils autonomous vehicle without steering wheel: Reuters
July 21, 2022

China’s search engine giant Baidu Inc on Thursday unveiled its new autonomous vehicle (AV) with a detachable steering wheel, with plans to put it to use for its robotaxi service in China next year. Cost per unit will drop to 250,000 yuan ($37,031.55) for the new model, compared with 480,000 yuan for the previous generation, Baidu said in a statement. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 148 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 148 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 52 in Guangxi and 49 in Gansu, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Altogether 678 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 11 provincial-level regions. Click here to read…

Crimes related to COVID-19 rising: China Daily
July 21, 2022

The number of epidemic-related criminal cases rose rapidly in the first half of this year, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Wednesday. SPP data on case handling in procuratorial organs nationwide showed that 1,316 people were prosecuted in 708 cases related to the epidemic. Click here to read…

China censors strive to filter or erase details of mortgage protests: Reuters
July 21, 2022

As China grapples to contain a mortgage boycott that has triggered rare protests, censors have gone into overdrive with social media messages blocked, videos of demonstrations wiped and key word searches coming up blank. Click here to read…

Biden says will speak with China’s Xi in next 10 days: Kyodo
July 21, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he expects to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the next 10 days, while expressing doubts over a possible visit by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan that has drawn ire from Beijing. Click here to read…

Belgium accuses China of ‘malicious cyberactivities’: Taipei Times
July 21, 2022

Belgium has urged China to act on what it has described as “malicious cyberactivities” by Chinese entities liable to affect security in the EU state. “Belgium assesses these malicious cyberactivities to have been undertaken by Chinese” hacker groups, the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wrote in a statement dated Monday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 21, 2022

What China will do to boost industrial resilience: Quishi
July 20, 2022

China’s industrial economy showed great resilience in the first half of the year amid complex situations at home and abroad. The value-added industrial output went up 3.4 percent year on year in H1. In June alone, industrial output growth quickened to 3.9 percent year on year, expanding by 3.2 percentage points from that in May, official data showed. Click here to read…

Books of Xi’s discourses on various subjects debut at Hong Kong Book Fair: China Military
July 20, 2022

The traditional Chinese versions of three books of President Xi Jinping’s discourses on various subjects and one book on stories in the Party history shared by Xi debuted Wednesday at the Hong Kong Book Fair. Click here to read…

Meeting analyzes promoting high-quality Tibetan research: China Daily
July 20, 2022

A meeting to analyze the development trend of Tibetan studies and promote the high-quality growth of the research was held in Beijing on Wednesday.Tibetan academics have been asked to help solve practical problems with correct research direction, with greater efforts in improving international communication and talent education, according to a statement provided the China Tibetology Research Center, the meeting’s organizer. Click here to read…

Ningxia in Northwest China reports one bubonic plague case: China Daily
July 20, 2022

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Tuesday reported a confirmed bubonic plague case in the capital city Yinchuan, according to the regional plague prevention and control headquarters. Click here to read…

Smaller Chinese cities battle Omicron resurgence with limited medical resources, financial pressure: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The latest COVID-19 flare-ups have hit smaller cities in some provinces such as East China’s Anhui Province and Northwest China’s Gansu Province, showing a rising risk, as smaller regions face greater challenge due to limited medical resources and increasing financial pressure. Click here to read…

Aircraft carrier Shandong sails through Taiwan Straits amid US warship’s ‘cost-saving’ provocation: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday, the same day a US destroyer also made a transit in the region, with experts saying on Wednesday that the US warship’s provocative move, which came right after its consecutive trespasses in Xisha and Nansha islands in the South China Sea last week, is a desperate and cost-saving attempt to hype tensions and contain China as the US faces China’s growing capabilities, while the Chinese carrier was just returning to base after a regular maintenance. Click here to read…

ByteDance makes foray into semiconductor business: Global Times
July 20, 2022

TikTok owner ByteDance has unveiled plans to design its own chips, joining other Chinese technology companies and internet giants that have focused on semiconductors. In response to recent media coverage of ByteDance’s self-developed chips, Yang Zhenyuan, vice president of ByteDance, said on Wednesday that the company’s plan for self-designed semiconductors will focus on customizing chips for its video recommendation services with a goal to optimize efficiency and productivityClick here to read…

Russia is China’s top oil supplier for 2nd month, Saudi volumes tumble: Reuters
July 20, 2022

Russia held its spot as China’s top oil supplier for a second month in June as Chinese buyers cashed in on lower-priced supplies, slashing more costly shipments from Saudi Arabia, data showed on Wednesday. Imports of Russian oil, including supplies pumped via the East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline and seaborne shipments from Russia’s European and Far Eastern ports, totalled 7.29 million tonnes, up nearly 10% from a year ago, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs. Click here to read…

China lobbying behind scenes at UN to block Xinjiang rights report’s publication, document shows: South China Morning Post
July 21, 2022

China has been lobbying behind the scenes at the UN’s top human rights body to block the publication of a highly anticipated report on rights conditions for Uygurs and other minority groups in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a document circulating among UN diplomats. Click here to read…

Baidu unveils autonomous vehicle without steering wheel: Reuters
July 21, 2022

China’s search engine giant Baidu Inc on Thursday unveiled its new autonomous vehicle (AV) with a detachable steering wheel, with plans to put it to use for its robotaxi service in China next year. Cost per unit will drop to 250,000 yuan ($37,031.55) for the new model, compared with 480,000 yuan for the previous generation, Baidu said in a statement. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 148 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 148 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 52 in Guangxi and 49 in Gansu, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Altogether 678 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 11 provincial-level regions. Click here to read…

Crimes related to COVID-19 rising: China Daily
July 21, 2022

The number of epidemic-related criminal cases rose rapidly in the first half of this year, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Wednesday. SPP data on case handling in procuratorial organs nationwide showed that 1,316 people were prosecuted in 708 cases related to the epidemic. Click here to read…

China censors strive to filter or erase details of mortgage protests: Reuters
July 21, 2022

As China grapples to contain a mortgage boycott that has triggered rare protests, censors have gone into overdrive with social media messages blocked, videos of demonstrations wiped and key word searches coming up blank. Click here to read…

Biden says will speak with China’s Xi in next 10 days: Kyodo
July 21, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he expects to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the next 10 days, while expressing doubts over a possible visit by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan that has drawn ire from Beijing. Click here to read…

Belgium accuses China of ‘malicious cyberactivities’: Taipei Times
July 21, 2022

Belgium has urged China to act on what it has described as “malicious cyberactivities” by Chinese entities liable to affect security in the EU state. “Belgium assesses these malicious cyberactivities to have been undertaken by Chinese” hacker groups, the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wrote in a statement dated Monday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 14, 2022

PLA’s attack helicopters start routine border patrols in high-altitude Karakoram: Global times
July 14, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) attack helicopters started to join transport helicopters in routine border patrols in the high-altitude Karakoram Mountains, a move analysts said on Thursday will enable the PLA border defense troops to gain enhanced air support and better safeguard the country’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Click here to read…

IMF says China needs more fiscal, monetary support to fight COVID slowdown: Reuters
July 14, 2022

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that China needs to add more fiscal and monetary policy support to combat an economic slowdown brought on by continued COVID-19 lockdowns, but less-restrictive pandemic containment policies also were needed. Click here to read…

Former provincial legislator stands trial for accepting bribes: Xinhuanet
July 14, 2022

Zhang Xinqi, a former senior legislator of east China’s Shandong Province, on Thursday stood trial at the Intermediate People’s Court of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, charged with accepting bribes. Click here to read…

China approves new domestically developed “artificial heart”: Xinhuanet
July 14, 2022

China’s National Medical Products Administration has issued marketing approval for a China-developed “artificial heart” for severe heart failure. The “heart” is an implantable ferrofluids-driven left ventricular assist device, according to the TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital based in north China’s Tianjin Municipality. Click here to read…

Former Shandong official accused of bribery: China Daily
July 14, 2022

Zhang Xinqi, former deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial People’s Congress, was accused of taking 155 million yuan ($23 million) in bribes by the Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangsu province on Thursday. Click here to read…

Media outlets fulfill social responsibility, report says: China Daily
July 14, 2022

More than 300 media outlets in China have issued social responsibility reports this year, tripling the number in the previous year, according to the 2021 Media Outlets Social Responsibility Report released recently. Click here to read…

Xi inspects Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang, second visit in eight years: Global Times
July 15, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspected a university, an international land port area, a residential community and a museum in the city of Urumqi, capital of Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning. Click here to read…

More Chinese volunteers take actions to bring back clearer water and fresh air to Xizang: Global Times
July 15, 2022

A group of people wearing blue waistcoats scatter around the hillside bending down to pick up garbage such as discarded plastic bottles left by tourists. Suddenly a Golden Retriever dog runs into the crowd holding a plastic bottle in its mouth. Click here to read…

Xi says Xinjiang is a hub in Belt and Road cooperation: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said as the Belt and Road cooperation advances, Xinjiang is no longer a remote corner but a core area and a hub. Click here to read…

Xi stresses making Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps stronger, more prosperous: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has stressed efforts to make the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) stronger and more prosperous. Click here to read…

Senior CPC official urges BRICS to build anti-corruption governance system: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday called on the BRICS countries to jointly safeguard multilateralism and build a fair and reasonable international anti-corruption governance system. Click here to read…

World 5G Convention to be held in China’s Heilongjiang: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

The 2022 World 5G Convention will be held from August 10 to 12 in Harbin, the capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, the event organizers said. The event, to be held both online and offline, will be co-hosted by the Heilongjiang provincial people’s government, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Industry and Information TechnologyClick here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 64 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 15, 2022

The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 64 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 30 in Gansu and 17 in Guangdong, the National Health Commission said Friday. Altogether 368 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 10 provincial-level regions on Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier pledges to ease burden of receiving medical treatment: China Daily
July 15, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang has stressed the need to reduce the burden that people face in receiving medical treatment, and to advance medical reforms. Efforts should be accelerated to ensure that high-quality medical resources become more broadly available and are distributed in a more balanced manner, Li said in an instruction to a national teleconference on medical reform held in Beijing on Thursday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 04, 2022

Senior CPC official urges actions, progress to set stage for Party’s 20th National Congress: Xinhunaet
July 1, 2022

Huang Kunming, a senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official, has urged concrete actions and progress to set the stage for the Party’s 20th National Congress. Huang, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks during an inspection tour to northwest China’s Gansu Province from Tuesday to Friday. Click here to read…

Major project of China’s west-to-east power transmission program starts operation: Xinhunaet
July 1, 2022

A major part of China’s west-to-east power transmission program kicked off operation Friday, a further boost to the coordinated development among different regions. With its transmission line stretching about 2,080 km, the Baihetan-Jiangsu 800-kilovolt ultra-high-voltage (UHV) direct current power transmission project transmits clean hydropower from the southwestern province of Sichuan to east China’s economic powerhouse Jiangsu Province. Click here to read…

China to use policy-based, developmental financial instruments to support major projects, expand work-relief programs in key projects: China Daily
July 1, 2022

China will adopt policy-based and developmental financial instruments to support the development of major projects, in an effort to expand effective investment and spur employment and consumption, according to the decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Senior CPC official underscores implementation of Party’s Xinjiang policies: Xinhunaet
July 2, 2022

A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official has stressed the need to fully and faithfully implement the Party’s Xinjiang policies in the new era to make due contributions to maintaining a stable and healthy economic environment, a peaceful social environment and a sound political environment. Click here to read…

Full text of Xi Jinping’s address at the meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Xinhunaet
July 2, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday made an address at the meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Click here to read…

China’s two policy banks to raise 300 bln yuan to finance major projects: Xinhunaet
July 2, 2022

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, will support two policy banks to raise up to 300 billion yuan (44.87 billion U.S. dollars) via financial bond issuance to fund the country’s major projects, a PBOC official said. Infrastructure investment remains an important measure of stabilizing the macro economy, the official added. Click here to read…

Chinese ship making industry eyes on green, intelligent vessels: People’s Daily
July 2, 2022

Clean energy, such as hydrogen fuel, liquefied natural gas and methyl alcohol, is gradually replacing traditional fuels as a primary power source for vessels, offering a new alternative for the navigation industry amid the global green and low-carbon transition. Click here to read…

Three Chinese airlines to purchase nearly 300 Airbus aircraft: Global Times
July 2, 2022

Three state-owned airlines – China Southern, Air China and China Eastern – announced on Friday a deal with France-based Airbus to buy 292 aircraft valued at around $37 billion in total. It is the second time China has signed such a big deal since Chinese leaders visited Europe in March 2019, when Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars to sell 300 aircraft to China. Click here to read…

Chinese ship making industry eyes on green, intelligent vessels: People’s Daily
July 2, 2022

Clean energy, such as hydrogen fuel, liquefied natural gas and methyl alcohol, is gradually replacing traditional fuels as a primary power source for vessels, offering a new alternative for the navigation industry amid the global green and low-carbon transition. Click here to read…

Mystery over purpose of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation’s new lab: South China Morning Post
July 2, 2022

A key player in China’s plans to develop spacecraft and missiles has opened a new laboratory in Beijing. The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, which was sanctioned by the United States for engaging in unspecified “missile technology proliferation activities” in January, made the announcement on Friday. The state-owned company did not give details, but said in social media posts that the lab has opened and started trials, and that its chairman Yuan Jie and vice-chairman Liu Zuoping attended the opening ceremony. Click here to read…

27 missing after floating crane sinks in south China: Xinhunaet
July 3, 2022

Twenty-seven people were missing after a floating crane sank in waters off the coast of south China’s Guangdong Province on Saturday morning, according to the provincial maritime search and rescue center Sunday. Click here to read…

E China’s Anhui Party chief urges some local officials to rectify bureaucratic work style, not engage in vanity projects: Global Times
July 3, 2022

Some local officials have problems with their work style, which is a manifestation of their flawed views and mistakes in decision-making, said Zheng Shanjie, Party chief of East China’s Anhui Province, at a quarterly meeting of 16 cities on Saturday, according to media reports. Click here to read…

Aircraft carrier Shandong wraps up maintenance, prepares for voyage: Global Times
July 3, 2022

As China’s second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, has reportedly left the port where it received its first scheduled maintenance since it was commissioned, analysts said on Sunday the domestically built carrier will be well prepared for far sea operations thanks to the refurbishment. Click here to read…

Chinese property developer Shimao misses repayment on $1 billion bond: Reuters
July 3, 2022

Chinese property developer Shimao Group (0813.HK) has missed the interest and principal payment of a $1 billion offshore bond due on Sunday, in the latest blow to China’s embattled property market. Click here to read…

U.S.-led Pacific naval drill launched amid rising China tensions: Kyodo
July 3, 2022

A major multinational naval exercise led by the U.S. Navy has been launched in the Pacific with 25 other nations participating amid growing U.S.-China tensions. U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific region including Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines are participating in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, regarded as the world’s biggest naval training starting from Wednesday, according to the U.S. Navy. Click here to read…

Remote no longer, roads link county to country: China Daily
July 4, 2022

Nyima will always remember the hardship he and his fellow villagers endured when his home county was isolated from the outside world because there were no proper roads. Nyima is from a village in Metog, a remote county deep in the Himalayas in the Tibet autonomous region. He is a member of the Monba ethnic group, one of the smallest in China. Click here to read…

New volume of president’s book on governance published: People’s Daily
July 4, 2022

The fourth volume of President Xi Jinping’s book Xi Jinping: The Governance of China has been published by Foreign Languages Press in both Chinese and English. The book is a compilation of 109 speeches and writings of Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, dating from Feb 3, 2020, to May 10,2022. The new volume, which also has 45 photographs taken since January 2020, will be made available both at home and abroad. Click here to read…

China casts giant shadow over emerging nations’ chase for debt relief: Reuters
July 4, 2022

From a $360 million project to expand Zambia’s international airport in Lusaka to a $1.4 billion city port in Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo, China is the missing piece in the puzzle of a number of debt talks under way in developing markets. Click here to read…

The Taiwanese musician mapping mainland China’s military sites – one airfield at a time: South China Morning Post
July 4, 2022

Taiwanese university student Joseph Wen has just graduated with a degree in music but for the past two years his personal obsession has been mainland China’s military. Since 2020, Wen has been systematically creating an interactive online map for the public detailing more than 1,500 People Liberation Army sites on the mainland and around the world.
The map has attracted nearly a million views and has surprised some military experts with its accuracy. Click here to read…

Top Chinese diplomat visits Myanmar: Taipei Times
July 4, 2022

China’s top diplomat on Saturday arrived on his first visit to Myanmar since the military seized power last year to attend a regional meeting that the Burmese government said was a recognition of its legitimacy and opponents protested as a violation of peace efforts. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 41 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhunaet
July 4, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 41 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 29 of which were in Anhui Province, the National Health Commission said Monday. A total of 339 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Sunday in nine provincial-level regions, including 258 in Anhui and 52 in Jiangsu. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 06, 2022

China’s ‘no jab, no insurance’ notice for over-60s blamed on misreading of policy: South China Morning Post
June 3, 2022

Elderly people over 60 who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine will not have their basic medical insurance suspended, a local government in China’s port city of Wenzhou has clarified, after a notice from community officials sparked alarm. Residents of the community in Wenzhou’s Kunyang town had been notified that, unless they had hospital certificates to exempt them, unvaccinated elderly people would be barred from public spaces like supermarkets, the Beijing-based China News Weekly reported on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China-Pakistan working group meeting stresses safe, smooth progress of CPEC projects: Global Times
June 03, 2022

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Transportation Infrastructure working group has held its 9th meeting by video link, during which the two sides conducted “candid exchanges” on “remaining issues” concerning some completed projects and discussed plans for projects under construction, aiming to ensure safe and steady progress, according to the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. Click here to read…

Xinjiang plans over 134 bln USD fixed-asset investment in 2022: Xinhuanet
June 3, 2022

Northwest China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region plans a total fixed-asset investment of over 900 billion yuan (about 134.1 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022. The regional development and reform commission said the investment will focus on major projects in infrastructures and strategic emerging sectors, including railways, airports, power transmission lines and new energy bases. Click here to read…

1st batch of Chinese emergency humanitarian medicine aid arrives in Sri Lanka: Xinhuanet
June 4, 2022

The first batch of Chinese emergency humanitarian medicine aid arrived at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport on Friday night. China fully relates to the difficulties and challenges faced by Sri Lanka and will continue to provide assistance within its capacity through all possible channels, said Chinese Ambassador Qi Zhenhong at the handover ceremony. Click here to read…

Agricultural Bank of China steps up support for manufacturing industries: Xinhuanet
June 4, 2022

The Agricultural Bank of China, one of the country’s largest commercial lenders, has scaled up support for the manufacturing sector. By the end of April, the bank’s outstanding loans to the manufacturing industry exceeded 2 trillion yuan (about 298 billion U.S. dollars), an increase of nearly 16 percent compared with the beginning of the year, according to the bank. Click here to read…

Beijing issues action plan to stimulate business, consumption amid epidemic: Xinhuanet
June 4, 2022

Beijing has issued an action plan to gear up business operation and consumption as the epidemic eases in the city. According to the plan announced by the Beijing Municipal Government on Thursday, the Chinese capital will upgrade its “white list” of key enterprises in line with different classifications and dynamic management. It aims to facilitate the logistics and transportation services for the enterprises that have resumed production. Click here to read…

Driver killed, eight injured in train accident in China: Reuters
June 4, 2022

A passenger train accident in southwestern China on Saturday killed the driver and injured eight people, state broadcaster CCTV reported. As the Guangzhou-bound train was about to enter a tunnel in Guizhou province, it ploughed into debris deposited on the tracks by a mudslide, derailing two carriages and killing the driver, CCTV reported. Click here to read…

China prioritizes industrial, supply chains stability in reviving industrial economy: Xinhuanet
June 5, 2022

China will make the unimpeded and stable operation of its industrial and supply chains a top priority, as it looks to revive its industrial economy after flare-ups of COVID-19 in recent months. Click here to read…

More than a hundred COVID-19 silent carriers reported in NE China’s border city: Global Times
June 5, 2022

A total of 128 COVID-19 asymptomatic cases have been reported in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province from May 24 to Saturday, all in the border city Dandong which is about 160 kilometers from Pyongyang. Click here to read…

Train derailment sounds alarm for road, rail networks as flood season in S.China comes: Global Times
June 5, 2022

The Guizhou-Guangzhou Railway resumed operation on Sunday after a high-speed train derailed in Southwest China’s Guizhou Province due to a mudslide on Saturday, killing a driver and injuring one attendant and seven passengers. Click here to read…

Drones deployed on aircraft carrier Shandong; ‘more advanced tech to come soon’: Global Times
June 5, 2022

The deployment of lightweight drones on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s aircraft carrier Shandong sparked a wave of speculation by overseas media, which hyped that China has surpassed the US in deploying drones on aircraft carriers. Click here to read…

Chinese EV makers scramble to acquire lithium, aiming to curb battery prices: Global Times
June 05, 2022

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) industry players such as BYD are striving to secure deals with lithium mines overseas in a bid to curb surging prices of batteries while securing the stable supply of EVs, for which China is one of the leading producers in the world. Click here to read…

China’s property market gradually rebounds during Dragon Boat Festival, as government supportive measures kick in: Global Times
June 5, 2022

China’s real estate market saw brisk business during the Dragon Boat Festival, with second-hand home transactions increasing from the previous month, industry insiders told the Global Times on Sunday, pointing to a gradual recovery amid intensifying efforts to boost the property market and stabilize housing and land prices. Click here to read…

Xi urges efforts to build beautiful China: Quishi
June 6, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday urged efforts to build a beautiful China in which humanity and nature coexist in harmony and contribute more to jointly constructing a clean and beautiful world. Click here to read…

Beijing lifts several COVID measures: China Daily
June 6, 2022

Beijing announced it would lift a series of COVID-19 control and prevention measures starting Monday, considering the current epidemic situation. Except for Fengtai district and some places in Changping, all restaurants in the city can resume dine-in services starting Monday, city authorities said. Click here to read…

Chinese ambassador to India revisits Chennai to follow up summit’s spirit; bilateral relations ‘have opportunities for breakthrough’: Global Times
June 6, 2022

In a sharp slap in the face to the West, which attempts to drive a wedge between China and India by piling pressure on New Delhi to take a tough stance against Moscow with the hypothesis that the country may face “similar challenges” from China in the future, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar outlined the country’s position by emphasizing that China-India relations have nothing to do with the Russia-Ukraine conflict and India is capable of managing its ties with Beijing. Click here to read…

Shandong Port Group releases China’s first emissions inventory for ports: Global Times
June 6, 2022

Shandong Port Group (SPG) released the nation’s first emissions inventory among China’s ports, aiming to support the country’s carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. The emissions inventory was released on Sunday, according to SPG’s official Wechat account, marking SPG’s start of a new chapter of systematic assessment, precise policy implementation and carbon reduction as another milestone in constructing the world’s leading smart and green ports. Click here to read…

China astronauts sent to complete space station: Taipei Times
June 6, 2022

China yesterday launched a rocket carrying three astronauts on a mission to complete construction on its new space station, the latest milestone in Beijing’s drive to become a major space power. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 25, 2022

Former court official under probe: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Hu Yifeng, former president of the Higher People’s Court of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has been put under investigation for suspected severe violations of Party disciplines and laws, an official statement said Friday. Click here to read…

Xi unanimously elected delegate to 20th CPC National Congress: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Xi Jinping was elected delegate to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the CPC Guangxi regional congress by a unanimous vote on Friday. Xi was nominated by the CPC Central Committee as a candidate for delegate to the 20th CPC National Congress, scheduled to be held in the second half of 2022. Click here to read…

New Party chiefs of Hebei, Sichuan provinces appointed: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Ni Yuefeng has been appointed secretary of the Hebei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Wang Dongfeng, according to a decision of the CPC Central Committee. Wang Xiaohui has been appointed secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, replacing Peng Qinghua, according to the decisionClick here to read…

China lays out priorities on improving government transparency: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

The General Office of the State Council has released a document laying out the priorities for improving government transparency in 2022. It stresses improving information disclosure related to market entities, cutting taxes and fees, expanding effective investment, and COVID-19 containment. Click here to read…

Sound legislation urged for Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ecological conservation: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu on Friday urged the advancement of sound legislation work to protect the ecological environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, made the remarks while attending a symposium on the matter. Click here to read…

Xi encourages whole Chinese society to read more: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

President Xi Jinping has encouraged the whole Chinese society to read more to foster a good reading environment, in a congratulatory letter sent on the occasion of the country’s first national reading campaign that opened on Saturday. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to clarify its Ukraine bio-military activities: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

The United States should give comprehensive and detailed clarification of its bio-military activities, and end its solitary stance of opposing the establishment of a multilateral verification mechanism for biological weapons, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier, Sri Lankan PM hold phone call on bilateral ties: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday held a phone conversation with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on bilateral ties at the latter’s request. In the phone call, Li noted that the two countries enjoy profound traditional friendship and are strategic cooperative partners. Click here to read…

China, Vietnam coast guards conduct joint patrol: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

Chinese and Vietnamese coast guards carried out a joint patrol from Tuesday to Thursday in Beibu Gulf waters, according to the China Coast Guard (CCG). It was the 23rd joint patrol by the maritime law enforcement forces of the two countries in Beibu Gulf waters since 2006 and the first this year. Click here to read…

China’s shipbuilding sector continues to lead in world market: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

China remained the world’s leading shipbuilder in the first quarter of the year, taking up nearly half of the international market share in terms of output and new and holding orders, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed. Click here to read…

Digital book readership in China exceeds 500 mln in 2021: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

The number of digital book readers in China reached 506 million in 2021, up 2.43 percent year on year, according to an industry report released Saturday. The overall scale of China’s digital reading market reached 41.57 billion yuan (about 6.4 billion U.S. dollars), marking a year-on-year growth of 18.23 percent, according to the China digital readership report 2021. Click here to read…

China mulls building defense system against near-Earth asteroids: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

China is set to build monitoring and defense systems protecting the planet from the dangers of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Wu Yanhua, deputy director of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), told China’s CCTV News recently that China will start to build an Earth-based and space-based NEA monitoring and warning system, in order to ensure the safe, stable and orderly operation of spacecraft. Click here to read…

Death toll reaches 87 in Shanghai’s current COVID-19 outbreak: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

A total of 87 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Shanghai, of which the average age was around 81, the municipal health commission said Sunday. Among the deceased, the oldest was 101-years-old. All of those who passed away had serious underlying health conditions such as malignant tumors, coronary heart disease and hypertension. The direct causes of their deaths are basic diseases, said the commission. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 2,666 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 2,666 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 2,472 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Monday. Click here to read…

China cracks down on IPR violations regarding Beijing Winter Olympics: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

China’s National Copyright Administration and five other authorities have been supervising the investigation of some key cases involving infringements of copyright and other intellectual property rights (IPR) related to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. Click here to read…

Invigorating China’s space exploration dream: China Military
April 24, 2022

On April 24, 1970, a young man in a village in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province was thrilled to get the news that China sent its first satellite Dongfanghong-1 into space. That young man, Xi Jinping, later became Chinese President. Click here to read…

How CPC elects delegates to upcoming Party congress: China Daily
April 23, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC), the world’s largest governing party, will convene its 20th national congress in the second half of the year. The quinquennial event will review the work of the past five years, chart the course for the future, and elect new central leadership. Click here to read…

China makes headway in IP industry: China Daily
April 25, 2022

Patents and trademarks increase as nation looks to become ‘powerhouse’. The quality and quantity of Chinese intellectual property continued to rise in 2021, with 696,000 invention patents authorized throughout the year, a senior official said. Click here to read…

Xinjiang’s first plateau airport starts operation: China Daily
April 24, 2022

With the successful landing of China Southern Airlines Flight CZ6681 at the Zhaosu Tianma Airport in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Friday, the region’s first plateau airport was officially put into operation. Click here to read…

Cargo train connects Gansu with Southeast Asia: China Daily
April 22, 2022

A cargo train carrying more than 530 metric tons of asbestos in 20 containers departed Dunhuang, Gansu province, for Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday. The train will leave the country via Mohan port in Yunnan province and is expected to reach Bangkok in 12 days, after passing through Vientiane, Laos. Click here to read…

41 COVID cases seen in Beijing over weekend: China Daily
April 25, 2022

Beijing reported 41 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases between Friday and Sunday in various locations in the city, further complicating prevention and control efforts in the capital, a senior official said on Sunday. Click here to read…

Xinjiang regional govt guarantees all workers’ rights to be protected: Global Times
April 22, 2022

The Xinjiang regional government has made pledges to workers of all ethnic backgrounds that they will enjoy the rights to choose their career freely and that they will all work under equal working conditions, Xinjiang regional government spokesperson Xu Guixiang said at a conference on Friday. The conference was held ahead of the International Workers Day, all known as May Day. The regional government has also vowed stringent measures to crack down on violations of laws about workers, including forced labor. Click here to read…

Shanghai investigates more unauthorized suppliers of household goods during community lockdown: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Shanghai’s market regulators have increased the supervision of household goods provided to residents during the recent COVID-19 outbreak and made public several cases of food safety violations. Click here to read…

Chinese FM elaborates on China-proposed Global Security Initiative, stresses nation will always be the backbone of guarding world peace: Global Times
April 24, 2022

As Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed for the first time a Global Security Initiative at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave a detailed elaboration on the initiative in an article published on People’s Daily on Sunday, answering to the question: “What kind of security concept does the world need and how can countries achieve common security?” Click here to read…

12 chief commanders and designers of China’s missiles make their public debut after retirement: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Twelve chief commanders and designers of China’s missiles who remained undisclosed made their public debut for the first time on Sunday after retiring and ending a period of secrecy. The life stories of the 12 experts are recorded in the book Missile Life, which was first released by the Second Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) at the Space Day on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s home-built aircraft carrier Shandong starts 1st maintenance, refurbishment: media reports: Global Times
April 24, 2022

The Shandong, China’s second aircraft carrier and the first developed domestically, reportedly started its first scheduled maintenance and refurbishment that is expected to enhance the flattop’s usability after more than two years of active service. The procedure could involve the painting of new non-skid coating as well as repairs and upgrades for some subsystems, and the carrier would come back stronger than ever in a few months, observers said on Sunday. Click here to read…

PLA Navy celebrates 73rd birthday with half dozen new warships, conspicuous hint on third aircraft carrier: Global Times
April 23, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy celebrated its 73rd anniversary on Saturday by announcing, over the past days, the commissioning of half a dozen powerful warships and two types of advanced vessel-based helicopters, which have already started training to form combat capabilities. These achievements are a reflection of the Navy’s rapid, tremendous growth over the recent years, which is enabling the naval force to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, top officers on some of the country’s mightiest warships said in exclusive interviews with the Global Times. Click here to read…

China’s benchmark stock market sinks to 22-month low on Monday over COVID fears: Global Times
April 25, 2022

China’s benchmark stock market sank down by more than two percent to near 3,000 points, the lowest point in about 22 months, as the country’s coronavirus situation continued to drag down market confidence despite multiple weeks of control and prevention measures. Click here to read…

Shanghai factories face challenges despite efforts for work resumption: Global Times
April 24, 2022

Factories in Shanghai ranging from car firms to heavy industrial enterprises have begun to resume production over the past week, as the city is mounting a broad work resumption campaign for the manufacturing sector while ensuring epidemic controls, after authorities pressed the pause button on the bustling metropolis in late March. Click here to read…

Former head of China Merchants Bank under disciplinary investigation: Global Times
April 22, 2022

China Merchants Bank’s former Party secretary and president Tian Huiyu has been put under disciplinary investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the State Commission for Supervision on suspicion of serious violations of discipline, the top anti-graft authorities announced on Friday. Click here to read…

AI facilitates implementation of dynamic zero-COVID policy in Shenzhen: People’s Daily
April 22, 2022

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies have been widely applied in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province, helping improve the efficiency of Shenzhen’s response to public health emergencies and inter-department collaboration capabilities of the city during its implementation of the dynamic zero-COVID policy. Click here to read…

Beijing’s biggest district begins COVID mass testing: Reuters
April 25, 2022

Beijing kicked off three rounds of COVID-19 testing for all residents of its biggest district Chaoyang on Monday after dozens of cases were reported, prompting people to stock up on food over fears of an eventual strict Shanghai-style lockdown. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 39 new COVID-related deaths on April 23: Reuters
April 24, 2022

The Chinese financial hub of Shanghai reported 39 new deaths among its COVID-19 patients on April 23, up from 12 the day before, the local government said on Sunday. The city also recorded 19,657 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases, down from 20,634 a day earlier. The number of confirmed symptomatic infections stood at 1,401, also down from 2,736 the previous day. Click here to read…

Britain seeks law change to ban medical supplies from China’s Xinjiang: Reuters
April 22, 2022

Britain has proposed changes to legislation that would ban its health service from buying medical supplies made in China’s Xinjiang region, after pressure from rights groups over Beijing’s treatment of the Uyghur people. Click here to read…

China ready to offer Sri Lanka ‘urgent help’: Taipei Times
April 24, 2022

China on Friday told Sri Lanka that it is ready to provide “urgently needed help,” an offer that came after the South Asian nation deployed its military to quell anger over its worst economic crisis in decades. Click here to read…

Shanghai adds 51 new deaths from Covid-19, takes total toll to 138 amid rise in symptomatic cases: South China Morning Post
April 25, 2022

Shanghai’s fatalities from Covid-19 have risen to a record 51 deaths amid a 76.4 per cent jump in the number of symptomatic cases. Symptomatic cases amounted to 2,472 in the previous 24 hours, compared with 1,401 a day earlier, according to data released on Monday. New infections amounted to 19,455, 7.6 per cent fewer than the previous day, bringing the city’s total cases to 506,000. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 18, 2022

China’s Xi’an launches new freight train service to Europe: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, launched a new freight train service to Europe on Wednesday that traverses the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea via rail-sea combined transportation. Click here to read…

China firmly opposes U.S. congressmen’s visit to Taiwan: Xinhuanet
April 15, 2022

A Chinese defense spokesperson on Friday slammed the visit to Taiwan by some members of the U.S. Congress. The visit is a deliberate provocation that seriously violates the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, said Wu Qian, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense. Click here to read…

China’s Chengdu launches direct freight train to Vietnam: Xinhuanet
April 16, 2022

A freight train loaded with Dell-branded computer parts departed from Chengdu International Railway Port Friday in the southwestern province of Sichuan, headed for Vietnam. Click here to read…

Number of rail transit trips decline in China’s urban areas: Xinhuanet

April 17, 2022

China reported a year-on-year decline in passenger trips in its urban transit networks in March, official data showed. The country’s urban transit lines, running through 51 cities, handled a total of 1.6 billion passenger trips last month, down 26.3 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Transport. Click here to read…

China to tighten virtual currency regulation: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

China will tighten regulation on new areas, including virtual currency, as the latest move to fend off risks in the financial sector, a central bank official said Thursday. Wen Xinxiang, an official with the People’s Bank of China, told a press conference that the financial-sector regulation is getting complex and arduous as fund-transfer methods and tools of criminals are constantly innovating. Click here to read…

China issues plan to strengthen basic education teacher force: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

China’s Ministry of Education (MOE), in collaboration with seven other authorities, has issued a plan to build a stronger teacher force for the country’s basic education system. China has 15.86 million teachers of basic education, accounting for 86 percent of the total number of full-time teachers, Ren Youqun, an MOE official in charge of teacher work, said at a press conference on Thursday. Click here to read…

Inflatable COVID-19 testing lab improves Shanghai’s screening capacity: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

An inflatable laboratory for COVID-19 nucleic acid testing that was recently put into operation in Shanghai’s Xuhui District has helped improve the city’s testing efficiency, local authorities said Thursday. Click here to read…

Zhang Qixiang elected mayor of China’s Harbin: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

Zhang Qixiang was elected mayor of Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, on Thursday. Sun Zhe was elected director of the standing committee of the municipal people’s congress. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 3,472 new local COVID-19 cases, 3,200 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
April 15, 2022

The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 3,472 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 3,200 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission (NHC)’s report Friday. Click here to read…

China cracks down on vulgar, illegal livestreaming, short video contents: Xinhuanet
April 16, 2022

China has started a two-month crackdown on livestreamings and short videos involving obscene, vulgar, false, gambling and other illegal contents in an effort to build a sound environment in cyberspace. Click here to read…

Senior political advisor of Beijing under probe: Xinhuanet
April 16, 2022

Yu Luming, vice chairman of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. Click here to read…

Construction of makeshift hospital completed in NE China city: Xinhuanet

April 16, 2022

Suifenhe, a land port city in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, completed a makeshift hospital Friday, according to the city’s COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters. The hospital, located in the city’s border economic cooperation zone, was repurposed from six factory buildings. It covers an area of over 66,000 square meters and can house 2,000 beds. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 3,504 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 17, 2022

The Chinese mainland Saturday reported 3,504 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 3,238 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Sunday. Click here to read…

Hong Kong marks National Security Education Day with series of activities: Xinhuanet

Hong Kong on Friday launched a string of activities to promote national security education to raise the awareness of the Hong Kong people of safeguarding national security. April 15 marks the second National Security Education Day in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) after the implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong. In view of the local COVID-19 situation, the publicity and promotion activities were conducted mainly through online platforms. Click here to read…

Carrie Lam urges elderly people in Hong Kong to get 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose: Xinhuanet

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Thursday appealed to people aged 60 or above who had received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to get the fourth dose in a timely manner. Click here to read…

Paul Chan appointed as chairman of HKSAR’s candidate eligibility review committee: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, was appointed as the chairman of the Candidate Eligibility Review Committee (CERC), the HKSAR government said on Thursday. Click here to read…

China’s trade with RCEP members sustains steady growth: Quishi
April 14, 2022

Trade between China and members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) saw steady growth since the trade agreement took effect at the beginning of this year, official data showed Wednesday. Click here to read…

Draft law heralds enhanced financial safety net: Quishi
April 13, 2022

The People’s Bank of China, the central bank of China, started soliciting public views on the draft Financial Stability Law last week. The draft law proposes the establishment of a financial stability guarantee fund to help maintain the country’s financial security and stability. Click here to read…

PLA’s Eastern Theater Command organizes joint combat-readiness alert patrol surrounding Taiwan Island: April 15, 2022

Army Senior Colonel Shi Yi, the spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), said on Friday that the PLA Eastern Theater Command sent destroyers, frigates, bombers and fighter jets to stage a joint combat-readiness alert patrol involving troops of various services and arms in the East China Sea and waters and airspace surrounding the Taiwan Island on 15th April. The troops also held drills on subjects including striking maritime targets. Click here to read…

New combat rations introduced in PLA’s plateau troops: China Military
April 14, 2022

Four new-type combat rations independently developed by the Chinese military are being tried out in troops stationed on plateaus, and the oxygen saturation of the soldiers has got improved as a result. Click here to read…

CPC book lauds holistic view of national security: China Daily
April 16, 2022

Publication spells out significance, key content of comprehensive approach. A study outline on China’s holistic view of national security has been published and distributed across the country starting from Friday. Click here to read…

New policy looks to lure Taiwan entrepreneurs: China Daily
April 13, 2022

Expanding business opportunities could attract more island youth to the mainland. Authorities recently introduced a new policy that provides more opportunities for Taiwan residents who are willing to establish businesses on the Chinese mainland. Click here to read…

Genetic resource rules to have wide impact: China Daily
April 15, 2022

China’s new rules in the pipeline on human genetic resources will clarify jurisdictions of regulatory bodies and enhance supervision related to biopharmaceutical research, and will have a lasting impact on international cooperation regarding the nation’s biomaterials, experts said. Click here to read…

Power demonstration project benefits thousands of residents in Shandong: China Daily
April 18, 2022

A demonstration project on the comprehensive use of nuclear energy in Haiyang, Shandong province, is being used as an example in China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) to better develop nuclear energy. Click here to read…

Telecom scams being kept in check: China Daily
April 15, 2022

The rising trend of telecom fraud in recent years has been effectively curbed, but an intensified crackdown will remain along with comprehensive governance and prevention, authorities said on Thursday. Click here to read…

More intelligent, robotic solutions to safeguard workers: China Daily

April 14, 2022

China will tap the potential of intelligent facilities in production and risk management during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), as it works to curb workplace accidents and casualties. The goal is to reduce the number of annual deaths by 15 percent during the period, according to details contained in the National Safe Production Plan, which was unveiled on Thursday by the Ministry of Emergency Management. Click here to read…

Interservice exercises held near Taiwan: China Daily
April 16, 2022

The People’s Liberation Army organized interservice combat exercises near Taiwan on Friday in response to recent provocations by the United States surrounding the Taiwan question, according to a military spokesman. Click here to read…

Increasing Racial Discrimination Against Asians Exposes Overall Racist Nature of US Society: Global Times
April 15, 2022

The China Society for Human Rights Studies on Friday released a report titled “Increasing Racial Discrimination against Asians Exposes Overall Racist Nature of U.S. Society.” The following is the full text of the report. Increasing Racial Discrimination against Asians Exposes Overall Racist Nature of U.S. Society. Click here to read…

CPC opens 1st online public opinions on natl congress; offers reference for report of 20th congress: Global Times
April 15, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is asking the public to contribute opinions on its 20th national congress to be held in the second half of 2022, marking the first time in the CPC’s history that work related to national congress has included publicly solicited opinions. Click here to read…

Xi calls for building Hainan FTP with global influence: Global Times
April 14, 2022

Four years after China’s top leadership announced a resounding decision to build the entire southern island province of Hainan into a pilot free trade port (FTP), the first-of-its-kind in the country with Chinese characteristics, the island with enviable natural surroundings has produced desired results in notably institutional innovations and greener growth, according to the local government on the FTP’s fourth anniversary on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Port city Dalian registers 12 asymptomatic infections related to an apparel factory importing fabrics from neighboring countries: Global Times
April 18, 2022

A total of 12 asymptomatic COVID-19 infections reported on Thursday and Friday in the port city Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province, are related with an apparel factory which imported fabrics from neighboring countries. Click here to read…

Wedding photographer sentenced to 14 years in prison for providing hundreds of photos of warships and military ports to a person overseas: Global Times
April 18, 2022

A wedding photographer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for endangering national security, after he was found providing 384 photos of Chinese warships and military ports to a person overseas that he met via WeChat, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate disclosed on Sunday. Click here to read…

Shanghai issues epidemic prevention guidelines for local industrial enterprises to resume operation: Global Times
April 16, 2022

After entering so-called “static management” in most parts of Shanghai for nearly three weeks, local authorities on Saturday issued the first edition of epidemic prevention guidelines for the city’s industrial enterprises to resume production. The purpose of the guidelines is to coordinate epidemic control efforts and social economic development. Click here to read…

Temporary controls in Xi’an ‘not lockdown’; residents feel impact to life ‘not as big as imagined’: Global Times
April 16, 2022

Epidemic control authorities in Northwest China’s Xi’an on Saturday early morning explained that the city’s temporary control measures, effective from Saturday to Tuesday, are not a “lockdown” as some people interpreted. Click here to read…

Shanghai steps up efforts to ensure daily necessities supply; neighboring Suzhou tightens epidemic control: Global Times
April 16, 2022

Shanghai has tried its best to establish enough quarantine centers and called for residents’ cooperation during the transfer arrangements as the city is going through the most difficult time in its fight against the highly contagious Omicron variant, local authorities said on Saturday. Click here to read…

Chinese public alerted against COVID-19 transmission from objects to humans as cities nationwide report cases on courier workers: Global Times
April 15, 2022

At a time when many Chinese cities are being hit by COVID-19, the possibility of transmission of the virus from objects to humans is also coming into the public spotlight as a number of cities have reported infections on courier workers. Experts remind the public to carefully conduct disinfection after receiving parcels. Click here to read…

Shanghai’s daily cases may peak this week; total infections may reach 700,000 in outbreak: Global Times
April 14, 2022

The number of Shanghai’s daily new COVID-19 cases may peak this week and the fresh wave may finish as early as the end of next month, experts said, although China’s financial hub reported a record high number of daily new infections on Thursday, bringing the total infections in Shanghai to more than 250,000 since March. Click here to read…

2 suspects in Shanghai under criminal compulsory measures for forging vehicle passes used for epidemic prevention: Global Times
April 18, 2022

Two suspects that forged passes for vehicles used for epidemic prevention have been placed under criminal detention by the Shanghai police after they used the counterfeit passes to profit. Since Shanghai was placed under lockdown to stop the transmission of the Omicron variant, local families have been heavily relying on online purchasing of daily necessities. Click here to read…

China, US should break current frigid bilateral relations through dialogue, says Chinese Ambassador: Global Times
April 17, 2022

Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang said in a video address at the opening ceremony of the 25th Harvard College China Forum on Saturday that China and the US should break the current cold bilateral relations through dialogue. Click here to read…

Producer of Chinese herbal medicine under fire after its product was denounced for not preventing COVID-19: Global Times
April 18, 2022

Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical, Chinese producer of drugs and supplier of the Chinese herbal medicine Lianhua Qingwen is suffering a heavy blow after an influential health platform said on Sunday that the famous medicine cannot prevent people from infection with COVID-19, contrary to what many people believed. Click here to read…

More Chinese cities tighten controls as Shanghai COVID cases rise: Reuters
April 16, 2022

Shanghai reported a record number of symptomatic COVID-19 cases on Saturday and other areas across China tightened controls as the country kept up its “dynamic clearance” approach that aims to stamp out the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Click here to read…

Chinese truckers left stranded for days at highway exit by hardline COVID curbs: Reuters
April 15, 2022

Earlier this month Chinese truck driver Dong Zhigang finished a job in the coastal city of Nantong and began what should have been a four-hour journey north to his home village in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province. On Friday, nine sticky days in his cab later, he still had not made it home. Click here to read…

China’s Xian imposes temporary, partial lockdown to fight Omicron flare-up: Reuters
April 15, 2022

The northwestern Chinese city of Xian said on Friday it will temporarily impose a partial lockdown to reduce its 13 million residents’ movement, after reporting dozens of COVID-19 infections this month, as China fights a record wave of cases. Click here to read…

Beware of foreign spies on job and dating websites, China warns public: South China Morning Post
17 April 2022

When a Beijing restaurant manager was approached by Chinese national security authorities last year, he had no clue about the seriousness of an ongoing investigation involving his workplace. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, October 29, 2021

Zhou Naixiang elected governor of China’s Shandong: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

Zhou Naixiang was elected governor of east China’s Shandong Province by the provincial legislature on Wednesday. The 13th Shandong Provincial People’s Congress elected the governor at its sixth session. Click here to read…

U.S. criticized for clandestine bio-military activities: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

A Chinese military spokesperson on Thursday urged the United States to handle the inquiry into its bio-military activities in an open, transparent and responsible manner as they are related to international peace and security. Tan Kefei, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a regular press conference in Beijing. Click here to read…

Chinese FM calls for stronger cooperation among neighboring countries of Afghanistan for lasting peace, stability: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

China stands ready to work with all neighboring countries of Afghanistan to strengthen coordination and cooperation on Afghanistan-related issues, so as to help achieve lasting peace and stability in the country, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. In a video message to the Second Meeting of Foreign Ministers of The Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan on Wednesday, Wang noted that the first Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in September was a creative move, as the participants officially launched the mechanism of coordination and cooperation among Afghanistan’s neighboring countries, and issued a joint statement covering a broad range of issues. Click here to read…

Former senior political advisor of Hainan given life sentence for bribery: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced Wang Yong, a former senior political advisor of south China’s Hainan Province, to life in prison for bribery. Wang, former vice chairman of the Hainan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, was convicted of taking bribes worth over 90.47 million yuan (14.14 million U.S. dollars) by the Guilin Intermediate People’s Court of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Click here to read…

China releases plan to shield intellectual property rights: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

China’s State Council has released a plan on the protection and application of intellectual property rights (IPRs) during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). According to the plan, the country expects to see significant improvements in its IPR management capability by 2025. By then, IPRs will become a powerful booster for the country’s high-quality economic and social development, it added. Click here to read…

AUKUS, a hot topic at Beijing Xiangshan Forum Webinar 2021: China Military
October 28, 2021

The 5th session of Beijing Xiangshan Forum Webinar 2021 was held on the evening of October 26 around the topic of “Strategic Stability: Impasse and Way Out”, in which the establishment of the so-called trilateral security partnership, AUKUS, by the US, Britain and Australia and their nuclear submarine cooperation were heatedly discussed. Click here to read…

Beijing mandates COVID-19 booster shots in services sectors and for construction workers: Global Times
October 28, 2021

Beijing, the capital city, has vowed to promote booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines among construction workers and people in the services sector, such as chefs, purchasers, attendants, cleaners and security guards, and booster shots will be made mandatory for personnel in high-risk key positions. The capital city reported five new cases and two asymptomatic infections on Thursday, bringing the total number of local infections to 27. All these patients were under quarantine before they were confirmed as infected with COVID-19. Click here to read…

Wang Yi calls for coordinated action to expand economic exchanges with Afghanistan: Global Times
October 28, 2021

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on countries neighboring Afghanistan to take coordinated action to expand economic and trade exchanges with the country, stressing that more multilateral coordination and efforts are needed to help stabilize Afghanistan. Wang’s remarks were consistent with what he said in Tianjin and Doha. It is more comprehensive, which shows that China’s policies toward Afghanistan are clearer but experts said it doesn’t imply recognition of the Afghan Taliban government. Click here to read…

FBI director asks US businesses to work more closely with the agency to defeat Chinese espionage efforts: South China Morning Post
October 29, 2021

The head of the FBI urged US companies on Thursday to develop closer ties with it to counter a “multi-avenue” effort by Beijing to amass enough intellectual property to “become the world’s only superpower”. In a virtual address to the Economic Club of New York, Christopher Wray, the director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, encouraged its members to establish partnerships with the agency’s local offices – before breaches occur like the Microsoft Exchange email server hack discovered earlier this year. Click here to read…

China to build outpost for Tajikistan special forces near Afghan border: Reuters
October 28, 2021

China will finance the construction of an outpost for a special forces unit of Tajikistan’s police near the Tajik-Afghan border, the Central Asian nation’s parliament said on Thursday. The post will be located in Tajikistan’s eastern Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province in the Pamir mountains, which border China’s Xinjiang province as well as the northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan. Click here to read…

Huawei paid Democratic powerbroker Podesta $1 million to lobby –sources: Reuters
October 28, 2021

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei paid Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta $1 million to lobby the Biden administration on its behalf, double what the lobbyist has revealed publicly, according to two people familiar with the matter. This month, the prominent Washington lobbyist disclosed a $500,000 payment from Huawei in a third-quarter lobbying report. But Podesta actually received $1 million total in separate installments in June and September, the people said, declining to be named since the information was not public. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 30, 2021

Xi stresses improving biosecurity risk control, management system: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2021

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed efforts to improve the country’s risk control and management system on biosecurity, and to enhance its governance capacity in this regard. Xi made the remarks on Wednesday when addressing a study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. Click here to read

China donates emergency supplies to Afghanistan: Xinhuanet
September 30, 2021

A batch of emergency supplies donated by China arrived at Afghanistan’s Kabul International Airport on Wednesday night and was handed over to the Afghan side. Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu and acting minister of refugee affairs of the Afghan caretaker government Khalil-ur-Rehman Haqqani attended the handover ceremony at the airportClick here to read

China to tighten regulation of algorithms related to internet information services: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2021

Chinese regulators will strengthen the management of algorithms related to internet information services to foster “healthy” and “orderly” development of the industry.
A three-year campaign will seek to put in place a sound management mechanism and supervision system, and a standardized algorithm ecosystem, according to new guidelines issued by nine ministries or departments including the Cyberspace Administration of China. Click here to read

Hong Kong legislature passes amendments to national flag, national emblem bill: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s legislature passed amendments to the national flag and national emblem bill on Wednesday. The National Flag and National Emblem (Amendment) Bill 2021 was approved in its third reading by the Legislative Council (LegCo) of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It was introduced to the LegCo on Aug. 18 for first and second readings. Click here to read

China, Bangladesh discuss economic, trade cooperation in post-pandemic era: People’s Daily
September 30, 2021

China and Bangladesh have discussed on how to promote the healthy development of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era. The two sides had the discussions at the China-Bangladesh Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum 2021 and the inauguration of the Seventh Council of Chinese Enterprises Association in Bangladesh (CEAB) which were held virtually on Tuesday. Click here to read

Hong Kong’s finance chief presents petition to wind up Jimmy Lai’s Next Digital Ltd: People’s Daily
September 30, 2021

Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, has presented a petition to the Court of First Instance to wind up Next Digital Limited, a company controlled by Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, an instigator of Hong Kong riots. The financial secretary is empowered to do so for the public interest, according to Hong Kong’s Companies Ordinance. Click here to read

New Party chiefs of Anhui, Shandong appointed: China Daily
September 30, 2021

Zheng Shanjie has been appointed secretary of the Anhui Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Li Jinbin, according to a decision from the CPC Central Committee published Thursday. Li Ganjie has been appointed secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, replacing Liu Jiayi, according to the decision. Click here to read

Central bank, banking regulator urge financial institutions to ensure stable housing market: Global Times
September 30, 2021

China’s central bank and the banking regulator have emphasized the importance of a prudent real estate finance management system to achieve the goal of stabilizing home prices amid a debt crisis that overshadows one of the country’s largest property developers. At a meeting held on Wednesday with executives from 24 major banks across the country, regulators said that the prudent real estate financing management system has played an active role in serving the real economy, boosting economic transformation and the stable and sound development of the real estate industry on the principle that “houses are for living in, not for speculation.” Click here to read

US, Chinese militaries hold 2 days of talks, stress the need for more: South China Morning Post
September 30, 2021

The US and Chinese militaries have concluded two days of high-level talks that stressed the need to maintain communication, after resuming defence dialogue in August for the first time since Joe Biden entered the White House. Speaking in the defence policy coordination discussions, held by video conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, were Michael Chase, the US’ deputy assistant secretary of defence for China, and Huang Xueping, deputy director for the Chinese military’s Office for International Military Cooperation. Click here to read

China defends role in Covid-19 origins hunt as pressure mounts for more research: South China Morning Post
September 29, 2021

China has sought to defend its cooperation with the World Health Organization in the search for the origins of Covid-19, releasing a summary of its actions so far. The report, published by state news agency Xinhua, comes as the WHO and world leaders press China to help with further research in the origins hunt and a deadline looms for appointments to a group to drive that work. On Wednesday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus repeated his call for a second phase of research – with China’s cooperation – to start “as soon as possible”. Click here to read

China hidden local government debt rises to over half of GDP at US$8.2 trillion, Goldman Sachs report says: South China Morning Post
September 29, 2021

China’s hidden local government debt has swollen to more than half the size of the economy, according to economists at Goldman Sachs, who said the government will need to be flexible in dealing with this as revenue is already under pressure due to a slowdown in land sales. The total debt of local government financing vehicles (LGFVs) rose to around 53 trillion yuan (US$8.2 trillion) at the end of last year from 16 trillion yuan in 2013, the economists wrote in a report. That is equal to around 52 per cent of gross domestic product and is larger than amount of official outstanding government debt. Click here to read

China power crisis hammers SMEs as firms upend production, workers ‘dozing off’: South China Morning Post
September 29, 2021

China’s army of small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) have been hit hard by the nationwide power crisis, with outputs slashed and sweltering working conditions taking their toll, while panic buying of raw materials and goods is becoming commonplace over fears prices are set to soar. Some producers are stockpiling inventory or buying equipment that uses less power, with Chinese media reporting on Tuesday that at least 20 out of 31 provincial jurisdictions have rolled out electricity-rationing measures in recent weeks, crippling businesses and households. Click here to read

Access to website dedicated to Tiananmen victims appears restricted in Hong Kong: Reuters
September 30, 2021

Access to an online museum dedicated to the victims of China’s 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square appeared to be restricted in Hong Kong, with the website accusing authorities of censorship.The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, the organisers of annual June 4 vigils in the global financial hub, announced the opening of https://8964museum.com/ last month. The website operated independently from the Alliance, it said.Click here to read