Tag Archives: Shanxi

China: Daily Scan, September 22, 2022

Chinese FM proposes seven steps to implement Global Development Initiative: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired here Tuesday the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI). Wang said that as the initiator of the GDI and the largest developing country in the world, China is ready to strengthen strategic synergy with UN development agencies and work with the countries of the Group of Friends to take seven more steps to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Click here to read…

Chinese FM makes four proposals for security in Middle East: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday made four proposals for the promotion of peace and stability in the Middle East. Wang put forward the proposals when attending the opening ceremony of the second Middle East Security Forum via video. Click here to read…

China’s second-largest freshwater lake dips to record low: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

The water level of Dongting, China’s second-largest freshwater lake in central China’s Hunan Province, dropped to the lowest level ever recorded in the same period, local authorities said Wednesday. The water level at the lake’s landmark Chenglingji hydrological station receded to 19.89 meters at 8 a.m. Wednesday, 7.56 meters lower than the average for the same period in previous years, according to the provincial water resources department. Click here to read…

Xi stresses new horizons for strengthening armed forces through reform: China Military
September 21, 2022

President Xi Jinping has stressed better use of successful experience in the reform of national defense and the armed forces and striving for new horizons for strengthening the armed forces through reform.Click here to read…

Former vice-governor of Shanxi province sentenced to 14 years in prison: China Daily
September 21, 2022

Liu Xinyun, former vice-governor of Shanxi province, was sentenced to 14 years in prison after a court in Hebei province combined punishments of his corruption-related convictions on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Former deputy mayor of Chongqing sentenced to 15 years in prison: China Daily
September 21, 2022

Deng Huilin, former deputy mayor of Southwest China’s Chongqing, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes, the Intermediate People’s Court of Baoding in Hebei province announced on Wednesday. According to the trial, Deng, who was also head of the city’s public security bureau, was given a 4-million-yuan ($575,242) fine as part of the penalty. His illegal gains from bribery and the interest it generated, were recovered and turned over to the state treasury. Click here to read…

Former vice governor of Northeast China province arrested: China Daily

September 21, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Hao Chunrong, former vice governor of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, for suspected bribe-taking. The case was transferred to procuratorial authorities for prosecution following an investigation by the National Supervisory Commission, the SPP said Wednesday.Click here to read…

CPC specifies demotions, promotions rule to optimize team of officials for 2nd centennial goal: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The Organization Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee elaborated on a newly released Party regulation which requested “proper promotion and demotion of officials,” showing the Party’s determination to promote qualified and dedicated talent in the journey to realize the second centennial goal of building China into a modern socialist power, observers said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

US’ NSA infiltrates China’s telecom infrastructure in attack on leading Chinese aviation university: Global Times
September 21, 2022

During the cyberattack against the email system of Northwestern Polytechnical University in China’s Shaanxi Province – well-known for its aviation, aerospace and navigation studies – the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) was found to have constructed a “legal” channel for remote access to the core data network of some infrastructure operators so that the US’ intelligence agency could infiltrate and control the country’s infrastructure, the Global Times learned from a source on Thursday. Click here to read…

Beijing distributes emotion-sensing equipment to highway and across-province bus drivers: Global Times
September 21, 2022

A transportation company in Beijing has distributed 1,800 sets of emotion-sensing equipment to drivers to monitor their life signs and mental stress in real time in an effort to ensure driving safety. The equipment, initiated by the Beijing Public Transport, was mainly given to drivers who drive on the highways or on cross-provincial long trips. Click here to read…

China launches campaign to address problems of excessive bride price, extravagant wedding ceremonies: Global Times
September 21, 2022

Eight national departments have jointly issued a notice on Wednesday to address the prominent problems of excessive bride price and extravagant wedding ceremonies in China’s rural areas by rolling out a special work plan for a nationwide campaign. Click here to read…

PLA Air Force unveils armed reconnaissance drone unit in NW China: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has unveiled one of its armed reconnaissance drone units based in Northwest China, which plays an important role in border defense and counterterrorism, experts said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China Rare Earth Group unveils new listed company in boost for industry: Global Times
September 21, 2022

Shares of China Minmetals Rare Earth Co hit the daily upper limit on Wednesday in trading on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, after the listed company said that it plans to change the name of the listed entity to China Rare Earth Group Resources Technology Co (China Rare Earth) following a major merger. Click here to read…

Beijing to toughen punishment for Taiwan’s pro-independence forces, officials say: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

Beijing will continue to step up punishment for Taiwanese pro-independence forces, while stressing that peaceful reunification with the island is still the mainland’s top priority, officials in charge of Beijing’s Taiwan policies said on Wednesday. Forceful measures are needed to deter Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the United States from hollowing out the one-China principle, the officials said, adding that those measures would not affect the interests of other nations. Click here to read…

In one day, three former Chinese police chiefs are each jailed for more than a decade for corruption: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

Three former police chiefs, all accused of disloyalty to Chinese President Xi Jinping, were handed heavy sentences for corruption on Wednesday, just three weeks before the ruling Communist Party’s 20th national congress. Gong Daoan, former police chief of Shanghai, Deng Huilin, former police chief of Chongqing, and Liu Xinyun, former police chief of Shanxi province, were sentenced in separate courts in Hebei province. The Intermediate People’s Court of Tangshan in northern Hebei handed a life sentence to Gong, 58, former deputy mayor and director of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau (PSB), for accepting bribes totalling 73.43 million yuan (US$10.4 million) in his first trial, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Click here to read…

China makes big strides in developing whole-process people’s democracy in past 10 years: People’s Daily
September 22, 2022

In the first half of 2022, 319,000 posts left on the Message Board for Leaders, a section on the People’s Daily Online website, were replied by leaders and cadres nationwide. Over the past 10 years, a total of over 3 million posts on the section were replied. The section is a platform from which leaders and cadres hear the voices of the people, learn the difficulties faced by the people, and solicit opinions from the people. It vividly explains the value and purposes of the Chinese democracy that is “for the people” and demonstrates the unique advantages of the whole-process people’s democracy. Click here to read…

Xi calls on countries to uphold peace: People’s Daily
September 22, 2022

President Xi Jinping reiterated on Wednesday the importance of maintaining peace and security amid the volatile changes in the international landscape, and he called on countries to work together to uphold peace and pursue peaceful development. Click here to read…

China sentences former justice minister to death with two-year reprieve: Reuters
September 22, 2022

China has sentenced former Justice Minister Fu Zhenghua to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes and bending the law for selfish ends, state media said on Thursday. In July, Fu admitted accepting bribes totalling over 117 million yuan ($16.50 million). Click here to read…

What does it take to get promoted in Chinese politics? Up-and-comers offer clues: South China Morning Post
September 22, 2022

In February 2020, the Communist Party faced one of its worst crises in three decades as the deadly coronavirus, first detected in the central Chinese province of Hubei, rapidly spread across the country, and a poor initial response fuelled rare public discontent. Beijing purged party heads in Hubei and Wuhan, replacing them with former Shanghai mayor Ying Yong and Wang Zhonglin, ex-party boss of the city of Jinan in Shandong province, to tackle the outbreak. Chen Yixin, secretary general of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, was appointed deputy head of the national team overseeing the fight against the virus in Hubei under vice-premier Sun Chunlan. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 114 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 22, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 114 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 42 were in Guizhou and 41 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report on Thursday. A total of 512 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

National political advisors review regulations for CPC’s political consultation work: China Daily
September 22, 2022

The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference met on Wednesday to study the regulations on the Communist Party of China’s work regarding political consultation. Click here to read…

Three ex-police chiefs receive prison for taking bribes: China Daily
September 22, 2022

Three former police chiefs in Shanghai, Chongqing and Shanxi received their verdicts in Hebei province on Wednesday on charges of taking bribes. Gong Daoan, former vice-mayor of the Shanghai government and former director of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau, was sentenced to life imprisonment for taking bribes of about 73.4 million yuan ($10.4 million), by the Tangshan Intermediate People’s Court, Hebei province. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 7, 2022

CPC leadership hears work reports: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday held a meeting to hear a series of work reports. The reports were from leading Party members groups of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Supreme People’s Court, and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, as well as from the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.Click here to read…

China hopes U.S. will adopt no-first-use nuclear policy:Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

China hopes the United States will earnestly diminish the role of nuclear weapons in national security policies and adopt the policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday. Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a daily press briefing when asked to comment on reports that some U.S. scholars have suggested the U.S. government should commit to no-first-use of nuclear weapons, as the five Nuclear-Weapon States have agreed that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”Click here to read…

China to advance reforms on market-based allocation of production factors: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

China will enhance reforms of the market-based allocation of production factors amid efforts to build a high-standard market system, according to a plan released by the General Office of the State Council.Click here to read…

Former vice governor of Shanxi stands trial for bribery, power abuse: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

Liu Xinyun, former vice governor of north China’s Shanxi Province, on Thursday stood trial at the Langfang Intermediate People’s Court in north China’s Hebei Province, on charges of bribery and power abuse.Click here to read…

Tibet’s highway mileage hits 120,000 km: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has constructed 120,000 km of highways, according to the fifth session of the 11th People’s Congress of Tibet. Limited by geographical conditions, technology and funds, transportation was once one of the main bottlenecks restricting the region’s economic and social development.Click here to read…

New-type rotorcraft from China’s key national defense project passes acceptance review: Global Times
January 6, 2022

A type of blended wing body multi-rotor vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, which is a key national defense project of China that’s expected to play both military and civilian roles, has passed an acceptance review, with analysts saying on Thursday that the new aircraft could offer higher flexibility and longer endurance than current aircraft.Click here to read…

China bans most exclusive copyright deals for digital music platforms: Reuters
January 7, 2022

China’s copyright authority said on Thursday digital music platforms are not allowed to sign exclusive copyright agreements except in special circumstances, amid a regulatory crackdown on monopolistic behaviour in the country’s private sector.Click here to read…

North Korea will not participate in Beijing Winter Olympics: Kyodo
January 7, 2022

North Korea has decided not to participate in the Beijing 2022 Olympics and Paralympics in response to the United States’ attempts to prevent “the successful opening of the Winter Games,” state-run media reported Friday. The decision was conveyed to China in a letter from North Korea’s national Olympic committee and sports ministry, the news agency said. The nation also did not send a team to last summer’s Tokyo Games amid the coronavirus pandemic.Click here to read…

China’s propaganda machine is embracing a new slogan to entrench Xi Jinping’s status Communist Party’s ideology chief, Wang Huning, tells officials to highlight the historical significance of the ‘two establishments’ : South China Morning Post:
January 6, 2022

Among the messaging from China’s propaganda machine in 2022, expect to hear a lot more of the ruling Communist Party’s latest slogan – “the two establishments” consolidating Xi Jinping’s powerful leadership status. That was the call from the party’s ideology chief, Wang Huning, at a meeting of propaganda officials in Beijing on Wednesday.Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, October 11, 2021

China to boost energy supply to ensure people’s basic living needs, stable economic performance: Xinhuanet
October 8, 2021

China will take further steps to ensure electricity and coal supply this winter and next spring, to ensure people’s basic living needs and keep economic performance stable, the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Friday. With surging prices of energy products on international markets since the start of the year, the domestic supply of electricity and coal has been tight, and some places had to ration electricity supply recently. In response, competent departments have taken a raft of measures to shore up energy supply. Click here to read…

Xi expounds on what past 110 years have shown to Chinese since 1911 Revolution: Xinhuanet
October 9, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday expounded on what the past 110 years have shown to the Chinese people since the Revolution of 1911 while addressing a meeting marking the 110th anniversary of the historical event. “The past 110 years have shown us that to realize national rejuvenation, the Chinese people must have a strong force to lead us forward, and that force is the Communist Party of China (CPC),” said Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission. Click here to read…

Roads for testing self-driving vehicles in Beijing stretch over 1,000 km: Xinhuanet
October 8, 2021

A total of 278 roads stretching more than 1,027 km in Beijing have been opened for self-driving vehicle tests as of September end, according to Beijing Innovation Center for Mobility Intelligent (BICMI). Among these roads, 19 are able to conduct night tests, totaling more than 190 km. Click here to read…

Yan Jinhai appointed acting chairman of Tibet: Xinhuanet
October 9, 2021

Yan Jinhai was appointed deputy chairman and acting chairman of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Friday.The appointment came at the 33rd session of the standing committee of the 11th Tibet Autonomous Regional People’s Congress. The resignation of the region’s former chairman, Qizhala, was accepted at the session. Click here to read…

Former vice governor of Shanxi prosecuted for bribery, power abuse: Xinhuanet
October 9, 2021

Liu Xinyun, former vice governor of north China’s Shanxi Province, was charged with taking bribes and power abuse, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Saturday. The Langfang Municipal People’s Procuratorate in north China’s Hebei Province was designated by the SPP to handle Liu’s case. According to prosecutors, Liu took advantage of his positions to seek illicit profit for others and accepted an enormous amount of money and gifts in return. Click here to read…

Border accusation against Chinese soldiers fabricated, says official: China Military
October 11, 2021

Recent reports in Indian media that Chinese soldiers had been detained for “crossing the border “are purely fabricated, a Chinese military source said on Saturday. The source said that Chinese border troops conducted a routine patrol on Sept 28 in the Dongzhang area on the Chinese side of the Sino-Indian border and encountered “unreasonable obstruction” from the Indian military. The Chinese officers and soldiers took resolute countermeasures and returned after the patrol was completed. Click here to read…

China to provide better education for veterans: China Daily
October 9, 2021

Seven Chinese authorities have jointly issued a directive to improve vocational education for veterans and help them strengthen their capabilities of starting a career or their own business after leaving the military.The directive calls for building an education and training system for veterans. It should comprise adaptability training, vocational skills training, formal education with qualifications, and life-long learning mechanisms. Local governments will take their lead and support from this society. Click here to read…

Over 17 percent of children, adolescents suffer from mental disorders in China, says survey: Global Times
October 10, 2021

A nine-year epidemiological survey starting from 2012 shows about 17.5 percent of children and adolescents in China suffer from mental disorders and experts said many patients have missed the optimal treatment period due to a lack of knowledge of mental health and a sense of shame of their patients and family members. The survey, the first national epidemiological survey of mental disorders of children and adolescents in China, was carried out among 73,000 children and adolescents aged between six and 16, based on epidemiological investigation and data analysis from over nine years of scientific research. Click here to read…

India made unreasonable demands, China says after failed border talks: South China Morning Post
October 11, 2021

China has accused India of making unreasonable demands in their latest round of talks as the two neighbours continued to blame each other for the latest flashpoints on their disputed border.Long Shaohua, spokesman for China’s Western Theatre Command, made the claim after the 13th round of commander-level talks between the two militaries, held on Sunday in Moldo, on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Click here to read…

China wants to incentivise people to have three kids, but young people don’t even want to get married: South China Morning Post
October 9, 2021

Chinese authorities have realised that young people do not want to get married, and have babies that traditionally come with starting a family. Despite a public push to incentivise young adults to start a family – including an overhaul of family planning policies to allow people to have three children – a new survey suggests the marriage rate will only fall in the coming years. The survey, organised by the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, found that more than one-third of nearly 3,000 respondents “did not want to enter a relationship” and were uncertain if their opinion would ever change. Click here to read…

Dozens arrested in China over public medical insurance scam: South China Morning Post
October 9, 2021

Dozens of employees of a private hospital in southwestern China have been arrested, accused of defrauding a public medical insurance scheme of more than 10 million yuan (US$1.55 million), according to Chinese media. In all, 47 employees, including the director of Mintai Hospital in Xuanhan county, Sichuan province, were detained, suspected of falsifying medical records and accounts to cover operating costs, shareholder dividends and marketing expenses, China Business News reported. Click here to read…

China proposes adding cryptocurrency mining to ‘negative list’ of industries: Reuters
October 9, 2021

China has added cryptocurrency mining to a draft list of industries in which investment is restricted or prohibited, although it reduced the number of sectors on the list overall, a document released by the state planner showed on Friday. The “negative list” details sectors and industries that are off-limits to both Chinese and foreign investors. Click here to read…