Tag Archives: Sichuan

China: Daily Scan, July 27, 2022

Top political advisor stresses upholding 1992 Consensus, working toward reunification of motherland: Xinhuanet
July 26, 2022

China’s top political advisor Wang Yang on Tuesday stressed the importance of upholding the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus, and called for jointly striving to achieve the reunification of the motherland. Click here to read…

China to cut gasoline, diesel retail prices: Xinhuanet
July 26, 2022

China will cut the retail prices of gasoline and diesel starting Wednesday, the country’s top economic planner announced Tuesday. The prices of gasoline and diesel will go down by 300 yuan (about 44.46 U.S. dollars) per tonne and 290 yuan per tonne, respectively, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Click here to read…

China to further improve services for village residents: Xinhuanet
July 26, 2022

China will further facilitate village residents’ access to everyday services such as mail and telecom services, accelerate rural road construction, toilet renovation and sewage treatment, and improve rural living environment, according to a press conference by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China appoints new head of Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Reuters
July 26, 2022

China has appointed Shen Hongbing as the new head of the Chinese Center For Disease Control and Prevention, replacing Gao Fu who retired, the CDC said in a statement on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Two children test positive for adenovirus in Sichuan: China Daily
July 26, 2022

Two children tested positive for adenovirus as of Monday evening after the Shawan District People’s Hospital in Leshan, Sichuan province, tested 147 children attending a swimming course in a local natatorium. Click here to read…

Xinjiang residents send emails to UN human rights chief to tell truth of region, dismiss West’s rumor campaign: Global Times
July 26, 2022

Recently, many residents from China’s Xinjiang region voluntarily sent emails to UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to share the true situation in the region and debunk lies made by anti-China forces from the US and other Western countries that smear the region, the Global Times learned from the Xinjiang regional government. Click here to read…

China’s FH-95 electronic warfare drone passes performance test: Global Times
July 26, 2022

China’s domestically developed FH-95 electronic warfare unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) passed a milestone test that examined the aircraft’s performance, with experts saying on Tuesday that the new UAV’s electronic warfare capabilities will add a new dimension to the popular armed reconnaissance drones. Click here to read…

U.S. warns of major incident amid China provocations in S. China Sea: Kyodo
July 27, 2022

Increasingly provocative behavior by China in the disputed South China Sea means it is “only a matter of time” before a major incident or accident occurs in the region, a U.S. Defense Department official warned Tuesday. Click here to read…

Dedicated scientists help build supercomputer : China Daily
July 27, 2022

In the computer room of the National Supercomputing Center of Tianjin, rows of neatly packed black cabinets work on mankind’s biggest scientific questions, ranging from the evolution of the universe to modeling complex protein structures for drug discovery. Click here to read…

AC352 helicopter cleared to enter market: China Daily
July 27, 2022

The AC352 medium-lift utility helicopter has been cleared for commercial operation in China, with project managers seeing big potential in a wide range of public service and business fields. Click here to read…

China Everbright former party chief investigated -anti-graft watchdog: Reuters
July 27, 2022

China’s anti-corruption watchdog is investigating the former communist party chief of China Everbright Limited (0165.HK) for suspected “serious disciplinary violations”, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said on Tuesday. Chen Shuang, also former executive president of China Everbright, left the company in 2019, according to the statement posted on CCDI website. Click here to read…

’92 Consensus called only way forward on Taiwan: China Daily
July 27, 2022

China’s top political adviser, Wang Yang, called on Chinese at home and abroad on Tuesday to adhere to the 1992 Consensus, which embodies the one-China principle, and to jointly push forward the cause of national reunification and share in the glory of national rejuvenation. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 79 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 27, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 79 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 33 in Guangxi, 19 in Sichuan and 15 in Gansu, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Altogether 525 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 14 provincial-level regions on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Full text of Joint Press Statement on the Bilateral Meeting between President of the People’s Republic of China and President of the Republic of Indonesia: Xinhuanet
July 27, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Beijing. Following is the full text of Joint Press Statement on the Bilateral Meeting between President of the People’s Republic of China and President of the Republic of Indonesia. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 8, 2022

Chinese premier stresses smoothing transportation and logistics, stabilizing economy: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed further smoothing transportation and logistics to ensure the operation of market entities and stabilize the economy. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while inspecting the Ministry of Transport on Monday, urging efforts to reconcile COVID-19 control and economic and social development. Click here to read…

State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Tuesday. Cui Maohu was appointed director of the National Religious Affairs Administration, replacing Wang Zuo’an. Fu Hua replaced He Ping as president of Xinhua News Agency and is no longer editor-in-chief of the agency. Click here to read…

China, Russia vow to promote cooperation along Yangtze, Volga rivers: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

China and Russia pledged to strengthen cooperation along the Yangtze and Volga rivers at a virtual meeting of the chairmen of the Council of Cooperation between the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River and the Volga Federal District, which was held Tuesday. Click here to read…

BRICS countries vow to deepen financial cooperation: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

The Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of BRICS countries issued a joint statement at a virtual meeting on Monday, reaching consensus on deepening financial cooperation and strengthening coordination on macroeconomic policy. Click here to read…

China holds national college entrance exam with tailored COVID-19 countermeasures: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

China has adopted tailored measures to ensure candidates take the 2022 national college entrance exam on schedule despite the impact of the latest COVID-19 resurgences. The exam, also known as the “gaokao,” saw a record 11.93 million candidates sign up this year. Except for a postponement in Shanghai due to COVID-19, the exam kicked off Tuesday nationwide. Click here to read…

Heavy rains, floods affect over 800,000 in China’s Jiangxi: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

Over 800,000 residents in east China’s Jiangxi Province have been affected by torrential rains and rain-induced floods as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to local authorities. The latest round of rainfall since May 28 has wreaked havoc in 80 counties of the province, damaging 76,300 hectares of cropland and causing direct economic losses of 1.16 billion yuan (about 174 million U.S. dollars), according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters. Click here to read…

Major wind power project starts construction in China’s Sichuan: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

Construction on a major wind power project began Tuesday in Dechang County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Located mainly in Laba Mountain, the wind power project is designed to have an installed capacity of 192,000 kW and include 60 wind turbines. Click here to read…

China’s Greater Bay Area emerging as a global innovation hub: People’s Daily

June 7, 2022

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a vibrant city cluster in southern China which comprises Hong Kong, Macao, and nine cities in south China’s Guangdong province, witnesses stories about scientific and technological innovations every day. Click here to read…

HK introduces textbooks for Citizenship, expected to resolve much criticized education problem: Global Times
June 7, 2022

On Monday, the Hong Kong Education Bureau (EDB) announced the first batch of textbooks applicable to the subject of Citizenship and Social Development in Hong Kong, with six sets of textbooks from five publishers selected. With designated textbooks and a detailed syllabus issued by the EDB, some teachers will no longer be able to convey their wrong and poisonous political views to students when teaching this course. Such a situation, previously much-criticized by the Hong Kong education community, will be changed, a textbook reviewer told the Global Times. Click here to read…

Wang Yi meets with Kazakh president, stresses vigilance against external forces: Global Times
June 7, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday met with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan, during which he stressed the importance of vigilance to external forces attempting to involve regional countries in major-power conflicts and to coerce countries to take sides. Click here to read…

China’s top diplomat says new, old China-Japan problems intertwined: Reuters
June 7, 2022

Old problems in China-Japan relations are intertwined with new ones, and the challenges cannot be ignored if the countries wish to have a “healthy” relationship, China’s top diplomat said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Chinese blogger goes silent after ‘tank cake’ video: Taipei Times
June 8, 2022

One of China’s top bloggers has gone silent after livestreaming footage of a cake apparently shaped like a tank just before the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, prompting debate over the highly sensitive event among tens of millions of young fans. Click here to read…

China gains ground on US in hi-tech ‘tug of war’, as Beijing spends billions on national champions: South China Morning Post
June 8, 2022

China has been gaining global market share in hi-tech industries at the expense of the United States, according to a new report, as the race for tech supremacy between the two countries heats up. Measured across key seven sectors, China’s share of the advanced technology market leapt from less than 4 per cent in 1995 to 21.5 per cent in 2018, said the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) on Wednesday.
The sectors covered in the report include: IT and information services; computer, electronic and optical products; electrical equipment; machinery and equipment; motor vehicle equipment; other transport equipment; and pharmaceutical products. Click here to read…

Deep dive for Chinese underwater lab in mission to bottom of South China Sea: South China Morning Post
June 8, 2022

China has put an unmanned deepwater station through its paces in a major test at the bottom of the South China Sea last month, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Tuesday.
The test included connecting a laboratory to the base station – a first for the country – and assessing the operations of a deep-sea glider and virtual mooring buoy for communication.
The test was carried out by researchers aboard the scientific vessel Tansuo 2, or Exploration 2, which returned to port in Hainan on Monday. Click here to read…

Taiwan on agenda at Shangri-La Dialogue as China, US defence chiefs to come face to face: South China Morning Post
June 8, 2022

Chinese and American defence chiefs are expected to reaffirm their tough security stands at a conference in Singapore this week but their appearance signals realisation of the need to improve ties, experts said. A source close to the People’s Liberation Army said Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and his American counterpart Lloyd Austin were expected to hold their first in-person meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue, which starts on Friday. “There are many topics Austin wants to discuss with Wei, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang, and other regional and global issues,” said the source, who declined to be identified. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 44 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 8, 2022

The Chinese mainland Tuesday reported 44 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 35 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Click here to read…

Stricter guidelines target bribery: China Daily
June 8, 2022

The National Supervisory Commission and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate have released details of typical bribery cases to guide the fight against the crime. The cases cover key areas for the central government to investigate bribery, including bidding and tendering, medical drugs, illegal mining and environmental protection. Click here to read…

China’s top security authority institutionalizes rewarding citizens for reporting activities that endanger national security: Global Times
June 08, 2022

China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) on Monday released a regulation on rewards for citizens reporting activities that endanger national security who will be given an incentive based on the effectiveness and contribution of their reports, with the maximum amount exceeding 100,000 yuan ($15,000). Click here to read…

China will adopt targeted measures to help foreign trade firms, says vice commerce minister: Reuters
June 8, 2022

China’s foreign trade is facing uncertainty and huge pressure due to domestic and external factors, including logistics problems and soaring raw material prices, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Wednesday. China will adopt targeted measures to lower costs, improve supply chains and help foreign trade firms, Wang told a news conference. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 3, 2022

China voices firm opposition to agreements with sovereignty implications between U.S., Taiwan region: Xinhuanet
June 2, 2022

Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, on Thursday expressed firm opposition to the discussion and signing of any agreement with implications of sovereignty or of official nature between the United States and China’s Taiwan region. Click here to read…

China’s doors open to more foreign investment: Xinhuanet
June 2, 2022

Foreign investors are welcome to further expand their businesses in China and share the benefits brought by China’s development, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday. Ministry spokesperson Gao Feng made the statement when addressing questions concerning U.S. online retailer Amazon’s recent announcement that it will close its Kindle eBook store in China. Click here to read…

China to further shore up industrial economy: Xinhuanet
June 2, 2022

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Thursday pledged to strengthen support for the industrial economy despite mounting downward pressure, as part of efforts to stabilize the country’s economic fundamentals. Click here to read…

Former senior Hainan official given suspended death sentence: Xinhuanet
June 2, 2022

Tong Daochi, a former senior official of south China’s Hainan Province, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve on Thursday at the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court in south China’s Guangdong Province. Click here to read…

Senior Liaoning provincial legislator under probe: Xinhuanet
June 2, 2022

Sun Guoxiang, a vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress, has been put under investigation for suspected severe violations of Party disciplines and laws, an official statement said Thursday. Click here to read…

China to accelerate integration of rural e-commerce, express delivery systems: Quishi
June 2, 2022

China has issued a circular on speeding up the integration of rural e-commerce and express delivery systems to better link production and consumption between urban and rural areas. Click here to read…

CCG vessels patrol territorial waters surrounding Diaoyu Islands: China Military
June 2, 2022

The China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, led by Vessel 2301, patrolled within China’s territorial waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands on Thursday, according to a statement released by the CCG’s official Weibo account on June 2, 2022. Click here to read…

China kicks off construction of most advanced large unmanned ship: Global Times
June 02, 2022

China has started to build the country’s most advanced large unmanned ship, the vessel’s manufacturer announced on Wednesday. Led by the No.716 Research Institute of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC), the large unmanned ship project had a ceremony to celebrate the start of its construction on Tuesday, according to a WeChat post released by the institute on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese Foreign Ministry hits back at Blinken, urging US to focus on own domestic problems: Global Times
June 2, 2022

In response to the latest remarks by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken who sees China posing great challenges to the so-called rule-based international order, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson refuted those claims and urged the US to reflect on what the international order that people want rather than a US-led hegemony and groundless containment of other countries’ legitimate rights. Click here to read…

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway to start construction in 2023: Kyrgyz President tells local media: Global Times
June 2, 2022

While China has kept running more than 1,000 China-Europe Railway Express trains for 24 months in row, with more new routes being constantly added, the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway, which has been in the planning for two decades, has finally received a significant boost. Once completed, the new route will further shorten the transport distance from China to Europe and to the Middle East. Click here to read…

China fires policy ammunition to support economic stabilization, with more intensive central govt meetings: Global Times
June 2, 2022

As the Chinese economy has been facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of geopolitical tensions and the domestic Omicron resurgence, the State Council and a slew of ministries under the country’s cabinet have convened key economy-stimulating meetings more frequently with intensive supportive policies since late March, with a barrage of central government meetings focusing on economic stabilization and recovery. Click here to read…

Chief procurator of Shanghai under investigation: People’s Daily
June 2, 2022

Zhang Bencai, the chief procurator of the Shanghai People’s Procuratorate in east China, is under investigation for suspected disciplinary and legal violations, according to an official statement on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China’s premier seeks export growth amid weak economy under COVID-19: Kyodo
June 2, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged government officials to take steps to expand exports, as the world’s second-biggest economy has become sluggish due largely to its radical “zero-COVID” policy, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Click here to read…

China ‘firmly’ opposes U.S.-Taiwan trade initiative: Reuters

June 2, 2022

China “firmly” opposes a new trade initiative between Taiwan and the United States, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, a plan the government in Taipei says is a recognition of the key position the island plays in global supply chains. Click here to read…

Samoan PM frowns on China’s rush deal: Taipei Times
June 3, 2022

Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has suggested it was unreasonable for China to expect a Pacific trade and security deal to be rushed through this week, as she warmly welcomed the new Australian government’s climate policy. Click here to read…

China’s draft cybersecurity rules pose risks for financial firms, lobby group warns: Reuters
June 3, 2022

China’s proposed cybersecurity rules for financial firms could pose risks to operations of western companies by making their data vulnerable to hacking, among other things, a leading lobby group has said in a letter seen by Reuters. Click here to read…

China economy: companies ‘extremely cautious’ as uncertainty hangs over business environment: South China Morning Post
June 3, 2022

Lockdowns, travel restrictions and inconsistent coronavirus controls between regions: uncertainty is haunting China’s economy, with no end in sight. There are few signs that Beijing has an exit strategy from its zero-Covid policy – at least not before the all-important 20th national congress in the second half of the year, experts say. So far, opening up measures have been piecemeal and made against a backdrop of heightened rhetoric on self-reliance and nationalism, which are fuelling concerns among foreign companies that China is turning inward. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 20 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 3, 2022

The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 20 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including eight each in Beijing and Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Friday. Click here to read…

Rescue underway after earthquake hits China’s Sichuan: Xinhuanet
June 3, 2022

People affected by an earthquake that on Wednesday rattled the city of Ya’an, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, have begun to return to their normal lives after comprehensive rescue efforts. Click here to read…

Epidemic waning, but cases are still popping up: China Daily
June 3, 2022

The domestic COVID-19 epidemic is trending downward overall, but sporadic cases are still appearing in Beijing and Shanghai as the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday starts on Friday, according to authorities. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 2, 2022

Senior Guangdong provincial legislator under probe: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

Chen Rugui, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Guangdong Provincial People’s Congress, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. The investigation is being conducted by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Cambodia, China ink deal to build COVID-19 vaccine filling factory in Cambodia: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

Cambodia and China on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the construction of a COVID-19 vaccine filling and packaging factory in Cambodia. The MoU was inked by Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng and Gao Qiang, general manager of Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd. via video link. Click here to read…

China unveils measures to bolster food supply capacity: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

China will step up its food supply capacity to keep prices stable, authorities said, citing challenges brought by COVID-19. The country encourages local governments to get a clear picture of the acreage, variety, output of vegetables in the field, and the variety and output of aquatic and livestock product stock on hand, according to a circular jointly released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and other government organs Wednesday. Click here to read…

China to expedite delivery of policy package to keep economy stable: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

China will speed up the implementation of a package of policy measures to maintain stable economic performance and ensure that market entities and the people are well-informed of these policy steps and benefit to the fullest extent, according to a decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chief procurator of Shanghai under investigation: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

Zhang Bencai, the chief procurator of the Shanghai People’s Procuratorate in east China, is under investigation for suspected disciplinary and legal violations, according to an official statement on Wednesday. Zhang is now under disciplinary and supervisory probe by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory CommissionClick here to read…

China activates level-III response after 6.1-magnitude quake jolts Sichuan: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

A level-III national emergency response has been activated after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Wednesday. Click here to read…

China aims to achieve annual clean energy output of 3.3 trln kWh by 2025: Xinhuanet
June 1, 2022

China’s annual power generation from renewable energy sources will reach 3.3 trillion kWh by 2025 amid efforts to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals, according to a plan spanning from 2021 to 2025 unveiled Wednesday. Click here to read…

Four dead after earthquakes strike Sichuan: China Daily
June 1, 2022

Four people were killed and 14 others were injured as of 7:40 pm on Wednesday after two earthquakes struck Ya’an, Sichuan province. A magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit Lushan, a county under the administration of Ya’an, at 5 pm on Wednesday according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Click here to read…

PLA holds three combat drills around Taiwan in one month amid US-Taiwan military collusion: Global Times
June 1, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Wednesday announced the third large-scale military exercise around the island of Taiwan in the past 30 days targeting US-Taiwan collusion, seeing US Senator Tammy Duckworth off as she was leaving Taiwan following her three-day visit, in which the island’s regional leader Tsai Ing-wen said that a cooperation plan between the US National Guard and Taiwan’s armed forces was in the works. Click here to read…

Chinese provinces resume inter-provincial group tours ahead of holiday to boost tourism: Global Times
June 1, 2022

More than ten Chinese localities have moved to restart inter-provincial group tours, after the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) on Tuesday announced more targeted anti-epidemic measures in an effort to boost tourism, while preventing the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday starting on Friday. Click here to read…

China to test first maglev-suspension monorail in new breakthrough of rail technology: Global Times
June 1, 2022

Researches in East China’s Jiangxi Province are testing a maglev hanging on an 800-meter-long monorail with a top speed of 80 kilometers per hours, the first of its kind in the country, the Science and Technology Daily reported on Wednesday, marking a new breakthrough in the country’s rapid development of rail technology. Click here to read…

Head of China’s market regulator takes over as acting mayor of Tianjin: South China Morning Post
June 1, 2022

Zhang Gong, China’s top market regulator, has been named as acting mayor of Tianjin following the sudden death of his predecessor. Zhang, 60, who has headed the State Administration for Market Regulation since July 2020, was named as deputy Communist Party chief of the northern port city on Saturday before the city’s legislature confirmed him in the role of acting mayor on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China should give up ‘illusion’ of avoiding US rivalry, Beijing think tank says: South China Morning Post
June 1, 2022

China should give up the “illusion” of avoiding competition with the United States, and even be prepared for the worst-case scenario of possible military conflict, a Chinese think tank has advised, while also urging Beijing to seek ways to reduce tensions. The Chongyang Institute for Finance Studies at Renmin University said the war in Ukraine had intensified US worries about and strategy against China, heightening the risk of an “all out” confrontation between the two major powers. Click here to read…

7 more industries in for tax benefits: People’s Daily
June 2, 2022

China is likely to extend its current value-added tax credit refund policies to seven more industries including wholesale and retail, agriculture, accommodation and catering, education, social work, entertainment and sports. The move is expected to increase this year’s tax refunds by 142 billion yuan ($21.23 billion) to 1.64 trillion yuan. Click here to read…

U.S. is ready to implement ban on Xinjiang goods on June 21: Reuters
June 2, 2022

U.S. authorities are ready to implement a ban on imports from China’s Xinjiang region when a law requiring it becomes enforceable later in June, a U.S. Customs official said on Wednesday, adding that a “very high” level of evidence would be required for an exemption. Click here to read…

China hits ‘selfish’ Japan over claim: Taipei Times
June 2, 2022

China blasted Japan for a “selfish” claim over an area of the Pacific Ocean larger than France, reigniting a long-standing territorial fight between Asia’s two largest economies. Japan has long claimed Okinotori, which is about halfway between Taiwan and Guam, as its southernmost island. China says it is merely a reef, and does not entitle Japan to benefits such as a 200 nautical-mile (370.4km) radius exclusive economic zone that would apply to an island under international law. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists produce world’s first pigs cloned entirely by robot: South China Morning Post
June 2, 2022

Researchers in China say they have developed a process to clone pigs entirely through the use of robots – a development that may help the world’s largest pork consumer reduce its reliance on imported breeding pigs. In March, a surrogate mother gave birth to seven cloned piglets at the College of Artificial Intelligence at Nankai University in Tianjin. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 18 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 11 in Beijing: Xinhuanet
June 2, 2022

The Chinese mainland Wednesday reported 18 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 11 in Beijing and five in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report ThursdayClick here to read…

Blueprint to improve national health: China Daily
June 2, 2022

China has unveiled its first five-year blueprint to improve the health of its residents through 2025, pledging to lift the average life expectancy by another year and make the public health network better able to respond to major outbreaks and other public health emergencies. Click here to read…

Collaborative research probes antimatter: China Daily
June 2, 2022

An international collaboration led by Chinese physicists has developed a new method to probe the differences between matter and antimatter, according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Nature. Click here to read…

China expands foreign debt program for smaller high-tech firms in push for economic stabilization: Global Times
June 2, 2022

The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), the country’s forex regulator, on Tuesday announced the expansion of a cross-border financing program for smaller high-tech firms, in the latest push to bolster the economy amid the COVID-19 fallout. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 20, 2022

Afghanistan
Statement Released from Afghan Politicians at Turkey Meeting: Tolo News

The Afghan politicians who recently met in Turkey released a statement saying that the establishment of a council will help change the current Afghan situation.
The meeting among the Afghan politicians was hosted by Marshal Abdul Rasheed Dostum and it was held under the title of “National Resistance of Rescuing Afghanistan”. Click here to read…

US-Taliban Deal Biggest Factor in Collapse of ANDSF: Watchdog: Tolo News

The biggest factor that led to the collapse of the Afghan military in August last year was the U.S. decision to withdraw forces and contractors from Afghanistan through an agreement with the Islamic Emirate signed by the Trump administration and executed by the Biden administration, a U.S. watchdog report concluded. Click here to read…

The Taliban Orders Female TV Presenters to Cover Their Faces with Masks During Performances: The Khaama Press

The Taliban’s Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prohibition of Vice has issued a new directive requiring female presenters on television to wear masks. The order was officially announced on Wednesday, May 19 by Taliban Ministry of Interior agents to MOBY Group television channels, including TOLONews. Click here to read…

The Afghanistan Freedom Movement Group Claims Responsibility for Today’s Explosion of Mazar-e-Sharif: The Khaama Press

Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan (Afghanistan Freedom Movement) claimed responsibility for an attack on the 209th AlFath Taliban Corps convoy in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province. An explosion occurred this morning, Thursday, May 19, in Mazar-e-Sharif Sharif’s 5th district, and it is believed that the target of the explosion was a Taliban army convoy, leaving three people wounded. Click here to read…

Bangladesh
Govt imposes 65-day fishing ban- The Daily Star

A 65-day ban has been imposed on all kinds of fishing in Bangladesh maritime from today. Click here to read…

Form separate land commission for them- The Daily Star

The government needs to strengthen its efforts to improve livelihood of the country’s indigenous community people living in the plainland, said speakers at a roundtable yesterday. Click here to read…

Navy rescues 33 Rohingyas- The Daily Star

Members of Bangladesh Navy yesterday rescued 33 Rohingya refugees from the Teknaf coast in Cox’s Bazar while they were being trafficked to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal. Click here to read…

Gas supply to remain suspended in parts of Dhaka on Saturday- The Daily Star

Gas supply will remain suspended in different parts of Dhaka on Saturday (May 21, 2022) from 9:00am to 9:00pm, for replacement of supply lines. Click here to read…

Submit report on present situation of commodity prices in 3 days: Cabinet- The Daily Star

The cabinet today (May 19, 2022) directed the finance and commerce ministries along with Bangladesh Bank to prepare a report within three days on the present situation of the prices of essentials for the next course of action to tackle the challenges to emerge as the outcome of Russia-Ukraine war and Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to read…

JS body seeks US lawmakers’ support for lifting sanctions on Rab- The Daily Star

A delegation of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has sought US lawmakers’ support for lifting US sanctions on Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and seven of its current and former officials imposed on December 10 last year. Click here to read…

Bhutan
PGI set to emulate Bhutan’s ‘Happiness Index’, patients to fill feedback forms: Times of India

For the first time, the premier medical institute PGI will be focusing on a “happiness index,” which involves a sense of resvponsibility towards patient care, mental and physical well-being and good governance. Click here to read…

Bhutan looks to taxis to jump-start stalled electric vehicle push: CAN

As night sets in, Dorji Wangchuk plugs his electric car into a charging station, then starts thumbing his rosary and mumbling prayers while he waits for the half-hour before he can continue driving his taxi around Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. Click here to read…

Maldives
Ranil Wickremesinghe ropes in ex-Maldives President to ‘coordinate’ foreign aid for crisis-hit Sri Lanka: The Hindu

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed Maldivian Parliamentary Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed as the “coordinator” for securing foreign aid to Sri Lanka that is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Click here to read…

Myanmar
Striking Myanmar Civil Servants Denied Passports – The Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s military regime has stopped issuing passports to striking civil servants to prevent them leaving the country. A striking doctor said: “Instead of arresting strikers at the airports, the regime has barred them from applying for or extending passports. I made enquiries about an extension and found a list of striking civil servants has been sent to the passport office.” Click here to read…

KNLA Captures Strategic Camp From Myanmar Military Near Thai Border – The Irrawaddy

The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and allied resistance forces seized a strategic camp from the Myanmar military in Karen State near the Thai border on Wednesday despite facing heavy air strikes called in by the regime. Click here to read…

Myanmar Fuel Importers Blame Shortages on Junta Dollar Controls – The Irrawaddy

Myanmar is facing fuel shortages partly because of the regime’s controls over US dollars. In early April, the regime-controlled Central Bank of Myanmar ordered that foreign earnings must be deposited with licensed banks and exchanged for kyats within one working day at the official rate. The regime also ordered that fuel be sold at fixed rates. Click here to read…

Burmese civilians are caught between the junta and the resistance – The Economist

When moe moe and hundreds of thousands of public-sector workers just like her went on strike after the Burmese army launched a coup in February 2021, they were promised that the resistance would take care of them. As the movement opposing the putsch became more organised, forming a shadow administration called the National Unity Government (nug), it raised $120,000 to support some 360,000 public-sector workers who were shunning their desks. Click here to read…

Conflict between Myanmar’s proxy forces may outlast a political resolution – RFA

Pro-military Pyu Saw Htee militiamen and anti-junta People’s Defense Force (PDF) paramilitaries are engaged in what will likely become a protracted conflict in Myanmar with no formal process in place to mediate between the two civilian proxy armies, an analyst said Wednesday. Click here to read…

Home of Myanmar opposition government’s defence secretary targeted in bomb attack – Myanmar Now

The Mandalay home of Naing Htoo Aung, the secretary of defence for the National Unity Government (NUG), was bombed in a targeted attack by a group of unidentified armed men on Tuesday night, according to local sources. Click here to read…

Nepal
RJP gets mayor, NC deputy mayor in Jaimini Municipality- The Himalayan Times

Nara Bahadur Pun from Rastriya Janamorcha Party, the common candidate of the five-party alliance, has won the mayoral post in the local level election in Jaimini Municipality of Baglung district. Pun garnered 8,755 votes whereas his closest rival Leela Rana from the CPN-UML got 2,873 votes.Click here to read…

Government amends law to ensure security of health personnel- The Himalayan Times

The government has amended the Security of Health Workers and Health Organisations Act, 2010, to ensure safety and security of health personnel and health institutions via remedial actions against incidents of frequent attacks on them over the death of patients in the course of medical treatment. Click here to read…

Maoist Centre bags seven local levels, NC two, UML one, in Rolpa- The Himalayan Times

As per the count, the CPN-Maoist Centre secured victory in seven local levels, whereas NC and CPN- UML secured victory in two and one local level, respectively. Click here to read…

Pakistan
In US, Bilawal defends Imran’s Moscow visit: Dawn

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday strongly defended Imran Khan’s Moscow visit, saying there was no way for the former prime minister to know that Russia would invade Ukraine on the day he landed in the Russian capital. Click here to read…

Fazlur Rehman seeks state institutions’ support for nascent government: Dawn

Questioning the Supreme Court suo moto notice on apprehensions that criminal justice might be undermined by people in positions of authority, the chief of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, on Thursday demanded “solid and full support” of the state institutions for the newly placed coalition government to bring the country out of crises “created under the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf rule”. Click here to read…

Current account deficit narrows to $623m in April: The News

Pakistan’s current account deficit fell by 39 percent to $623 million in April from $1.0 billion the previous month, boosted by a jump in remittances and decline in imports, the central bank said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Rupee surpasses 200 against dollar during intra-day trade: The Express Tribune

The rupee lost Rs2.41 to Rs200.80 at around 1:45 pm compared to Wednesday’s close at Rs198.39. According to reports, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed surprise over the free-fall in the rupee and convened a meeting to take measures to end uncertainty in capital markets. Click here to read…

Imran hints at turning Islamabad long march into prolonged sit-in: The Express Tribune

“We only want one thing and that is elections and do not want the imported government. We want independence via free and transparent elections. The ocean of people will not leave Islamabad until we get a date for the elections,” he said while addressing party workers in K-P House in Islamabad. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka defaults on debt for first time in its history: BBC

It comes after a 30-day grace period to come up with $78m (£63m) of unpaid debt interest payments expired on Wednesday. The governor of the South Asian nation’s central bank said the country was now in a “pre-emptive default”. Later on Thursday, two of the world’s biggest credit rating agencies also said Sri Lanka had defaulted. Click here to read…

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka runs out of fuel: Arab News

Most Colombo residents stayed home on Thursday, unable to reach work or drive their children to school, as crisis-hit Sri Lanka ran out of fuel. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka slips into default, central bank head agrees to stay on: Aljazeera

Sri Lanka’s central bank governor says he will stay in his position given an improvement in political stability in the midst of an economic crisis, and he would not step down as he had earlier warned. Click here to read…

Sri Lankan forces ended LTTE civil war through ‘humanitarian operation’: Gotabaya: The Hindu

Marking the national War Heroes Day, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the armed forces ended the LTTE civil war in 2009 through a “humanitarian operation”, but the government still faces a UN-led probe into the alleged human rights violations. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 24, 2022

Chinese economy gets off to a good start in 14th Five-Year Plan period: Quishi
January 24, 2022

Thanks to the efforts of the Chinese government and people, China led the world in terms of both economic development and epidemic prevention and control over the past year, said Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office on Jan.17. Click here to read…

Seven senior officers promoted to military rank of general: China Military
January 21, 2022

China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) held a ceremony to promote seven senior officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force to the military rank of general in Beijing on January 21. President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, presented seven senior officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Chinese People’s Armed Police (PAP) Force with certificates of promotion to the military rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China. Click here to read…

China’s Wing Loong UAV family embraces new all-composite model: China Military
January 24, 2022

China’s independently-developed Wing Loong large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) family has embraced a new model made of all-composite materials, its developer announced Friday.vThe Wing Loong-1E all-composite multipurpose large UAV successfully completed its maiden flight on Jan. 18, said the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Click here to read…

China gears up for 2022 military recruitment: China Military
January 20, 2022

Military recruitment for the first half of 2022 will start on Feb 15 and end on March 31, according to a teleconference on China’s conscription work in Beijing Thursday. Recruitment for the second half of the year will run from Aug 15 to Sept 30, said an order issued by the State Council and the Central Military Commission, which was read out at the teleconference. Click here to read…

Li Lecheng elected governor of China’s Liaoning: People’s Daily
January 23, 2022

Li Lecheng was elected governor of northeast China’s Liaoning Province by the provincial legislature on Sunday. The 13th Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress elected the governor at its sixth session. Click here to read…

Wang Hao elected governor of China’s Zhejiang: People’s Daily
January 21, 2022

Wang Hao was elected governor of east China’s Zhejiang Province by the provincial legislature on Friday. The 13th Zhejiang Provincial People’s Congress elected the governor at its sixth sessionClick here to read…

36 provincial-level officials penalized for discipline violations in China in 2021: People’s Daily
January 21, 2022

A total of 627,000 Chinese officials, including 36 at the provincial and ministerial level, were penalized for violating Communist Party of China (CPC) discipline and laws in 2021, according to the country’s top anti-graft body. Click here to read…

China’s disciplinary agency vows to maintain strong, persistent crackdown on corruption: People’s Daily
January 21, 2022

The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top disciplinary agency pledged to maintain strong and persistent crackdown on corruption in a communique released Thursday. The communique was adopted at the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), which was held in Beijing from Tuesday to Thursday. Click here to read…

Wang Zhengpu elected governor of China’s Hebei: People’s Daily
January 20, 2022

Wang Zhengpu was elected governor of north China’s Hebei Province by the provincial legislature on Thursday. The 13th Hebei Provincial People’s Congress elected the governor at its fifth session. Click here to read…

China’s State Council leaders study Xi’s Party-governance speech: People’s Daily
January 20, 2022

The leading Party members group of the State Council held a meeting on Wednesday to study and implement an important speech on Party governance by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Click here to read…

Senior Sichuan provincial legislator under probe: China Daily
January 22, 2022

Wang Minghui, a vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Sichuan Provincial People’s Congress, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. Wang is under the investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Saturday. Click here to read…

Digital economic growth plan unveiled: China Daily
January 20, 2022

New blueprint calls for upgrades to infrastructure and expansion of service sector. China’s latest plan to grow its digital economy will empower national digital transformation, shore up innovation and enable the government to offer more equitable public services, analysts said. The State Council, China’s Cabinet, unveiled the first five-year plan on the digital economy on Jan 12, highlighting the sector’s role in reshaping the global economic structure and international competition, and rolling out targets for its development through 2025. Click here to read…

Former Hangzhou Party chief took bribes with brother: China Daily
January 21, 2022

All of the mistakes and crimes were started by me. Without my power, my brother was nothing, and he could do nothing without my help,” Zhou Jiangyong, former Party chief of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, said in an anti-graft documentary broadcast on Wednesday. Zhou, from Ningbo, Zhejiang, began to work in 1985 and joined the Communist Party of China in 1992. He served as the Party chief-the top leader-in several cities in Zhejiang, including Zhoushan from 2015, Wenzhou from 2017 and Hangzhou, the provincial capital, from May 2018. Click here to read…

Two sessions’ kicks off in Xinjiang: No violent terror attacks for five years, social stability enhanced: Global Times
January 23, 2022

Xinjiang has moved past chaos and is making progress on governance on the basis of stability, and there have been no cases of violent terrorist attacks for five consecutive years. People of all ethnic groups have a growing sense of safety and confidence in social stability, local government work report pointed out during the fifth session of the 13th People’s Congress of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region which kicked off on Sunday. Click here to read…

J-20 fighter could get directed-energy weapon, drone-control capability: Global Times
January 23, 2022

China’s domestically developed J-20 stealth fighter jet could in the future be equipped with directed-energy weapons, and it can also spawn variants for early warning, unmanned flight and drone control, military experts predicted after the aircraft received concentrated media coverage over the past week. Click here to read…

Chinese businesses to hold first large expo in Afghanistan to boost trade: Global Times
January 23, 2022

China’s business representatives at China Town in Kabul are to hold what could be the first large expo in Afghanistan since the Afghan Taliban took power, aiming to create a platform for traders and producers to find deals on complementary goods for each other’s markets, business representatives told the Global Times. Click here to read…

Seven trucks belonging to Chinese company burned down in Kenya: Global Times
January 24, 2022

Seven trucks belonging to a Chinese company were burned down in Lamu County, Kenya on Sunday. No Chinese casualties have been reported, a public relations officer from the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) told the Global Times on Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese lifestyle app Xiaohongshu fined 300,000 yuan for failing content review: Global Times
January 23, 2022

The Chinese lifestyle app, Xiaohongshu, said that the penalty of 300,000 yuan ($47,329) came as Shanghai authorities determined it had failed the review on harmful content for minors, which was reported by the China Media Group (CMG) in December, according to an announcement released by the company on Sunday. Xiaohongshu’s remarks came after some media outlets reported that the company received a heavy fine by the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of Shanghai’s Huangpu district for disseminating undesirable content which may be harmful to the physical and mental health of minors. Click here to read…

China says it deterred US warship: Taipei Times
January 21, 2022

Chinese forces followed and warned away a US warship that entered waters near the Paracel Islands (Xisha Islands) in the South China Sea, China’s military said yesterday, in the latest uptick in tensions in the disputed waterway. The Southern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army said the USS Benfold “illegally” sailed into Chinese territorial waters without permission, infringing upon the country’s sovereignty, and that Chinese naval and air forces tracked the ship. Click here to read…

Chinese rights lawyer held for ‘inciting subversion’: Taipei Times
January 20, 2022

Human rights lawyer Xie Yanghas been detained in China on suspicion of “inciting state subversion,” according to an official notice obtained by his wife weeks after he spoke out for a hospitalized teacher. Xie — who has previously defended Christians and democracy advocates — has not been heard from since he was detained more than a week ago in Changsha, Hunan Province. Click here to read…

China cuts benchmark lending rate for 2nd straight month: Kyodo
January 20, 2022

China’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rate on Thursday for the second straight month to shore up the slowing economy, in contrast with the United States and other major economies that are moving to tackle inflation. The U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have been inclined to tighten monetary policy in a bid to curb sharp inflation stemming from a spike in global material prices amid supply chain disruptions and hopes for a post-pandemic economic recovery. Click here to read…

Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion: Reuters
January 24, 2022

Taiwan on Sunday reported the largest incursion since October by China’s air force in its air defence zone, with the island’s defence ministry saying Taiwanese fighters scrambled to warn away 39 aircraft in the latest uptick in tensions. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained for more than a year of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone, or ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands. Click here to read…

Beijing 2022 says 6 new positive cases detected among Games-related personnel on Jan. 23: Reuters
January 24, 2022

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organising Committee on Monday said it confirmed six new positive cases of COVID-19 during testing the previous day. Of the new cases, four were among new arrivals and the other two were stakeholders already in the closed loop who had taken confirmatory tests. Of the four positive cases found among 529 Olympic-related arrivals at the airport on Sunday Jan. 23, one was an athlete or team official, showed a statement on the official Beijing 2022 website. Click here to read…

Remember the Soviet Union, top Chinese policy adviser says in warning against blind pursuit of absolute security: South China Morning Post
January 22, 2022

The pursuit of “absolute national security” can extract a heavy price, a Chinese foreign policy adviser has warned, citing the collapse of the Soviet Union as proof of the pitfalls of putting military expansion over long-term security. The unfettered pursuit of security “will see the costs go up drastically and the benefits go drastically down, until the costs outweigh the benefits”, according to Jia Qingguo, a former dean of Peking University’s international relations school. Click here to read…