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China: Daily Scan, November 21, 2022

Xi’s speech at 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting: Xinhuanet
November 18, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech titled “Shouldering Responsibility and Working Together in Solidarity to Build an Asia-Pacific Community with a Shared Future” here Friday at the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

The following is the speech: Click here to read…

China releases rules for management of foreign institutional investor funds in bond market: Xinhuanet
November 18, 2022

China’s financial authorities have released regulations to optimize fund management requirements for foreign institutional investors in the country’s bond market. The regulations, effective from Jan. 1, 2023, were jointly released by the People’s Bank of China and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange to facilitate the opening-up of the domestic bond market. Click here to read…

China steps up rural employment support policy: Xinhuanet
November 18, 2022

China on Friday released a guideline to bolster employment and entrepreneurship prospects of rural migrant workers, as well as rural residents that have newly shaken off poverty. Click here to read…

Former senior provincial legislator of Hebei prosecuted: Xinhuanet
November 18, 2022

Xie Jilai, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Hebei Provincial People’s Congress, has been indicted on bribe-taking charges. Click here to read…

Full text of Xi’s written speech at APEC CEO Summit: Qiushi
November 18, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a written speech titled “Staying Committed to and Jointly Promoting Development to Bring Asia-Pacific Cooperation to New Heights” here Thursday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit. Click here to read…

13 Chinese provinces see negative growth in population: Global Times
November 18, 2022

Some 13 Chinese provinces had negative rates of natural increase (RNI) in population in 2021, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics. With a net population increase of only 480,000 people in 2021, the lowest since 1962, China is very close to the warning line of negative population growth. Click here to read…

Full text: Joint Statement between the People’s Republic of China and the Kingdom of Thailand: Xinhuanet
November 19, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday held talks with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha here, with both sides reaching a consensus on building a China-Thailand community with a shared future. Click here to read…

Xi calls for free, open trade at APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting: Xinhuanet
November 19, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Saturday that free and open trade and investment is among the purposes and principles of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and an important pillar in the realization of the Putrajaya Vision 2040. Click here to read…

Xi announces 3rd Belt & Road forum to be held in 2023, calls on Asia-Pacific to up: Global Times
November 19, 2022

Addressing the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping commended economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific over the past several decades that has led to an “Asia-Pacific miracle,” and called for the joint building of an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future and taking Asia-Pacific cooperation to a new height. Click here to read…

Frontier Chinese aviation, aerospace technologies displayed at Airshow China 2022: People’s Daily
November 19, 2022

The 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China 2022, was held at the Zhuhai International Airshow Center, Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong province, between Nov. 8 and 13. Click here to read…

Germany plans to tighten rules for firms highly dependent on China: Reuters
November 19, 2022

Germany’s foreign ministry plans to tighten the rules for companies deeply exposed to China, making them disclose more information and possibly conduct stress tests for geopolitical risks, a confidential draft document seen by Reuters said. Click here to read…

China pushes back on FBI claims of Chinese ‘police stations’ in U.S.: Reuters
November 19, 2022

China on Friday pushed back on claims it was operating ‘police stations’ on U.S. soil, calling the sites volunteer-run, after the FBI director said he was “very concerned” about unauthorized stations that have been linked to Beijing’s influence operations. Click here to read…

Beijing reports continued rise in cases: China Daily
November 20, 2022

Both the number of new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections and cases detected at the community level in Beijing have shown a significant increase in recent days, with further expansion of affected areas, a senior official said on Sunday. Click here to read…

Chinese PV giant breaks world record for silicon solar cell efficiency: Global Times
November 20, 2022

China has achieved a new world efficiency record at 26.81 percent for silicon solar cells, according to the certification report of Institut für Solarenergieforschung in Hameln, Chinese solar giant LONGi Green Energy Technology Co said on Saturday. Click here to read…

China’s public security department officially reports first domestic NFT scam case: Global Times
November 20, 2022

The police department in Shangqiu, Central China’s Henan Province recently cracked down on a non-fungible token (NFT) collection scam case involving more than 2.65 million yuan , the Chengdu Economic Daily reported on SundayClick here to read…

E. Asia chipmakers see high-tech decoupling with China inevitable: Kyodo
November 20, 2022

Major players in the semiconductor supply chain in East Asia appear to be seeing it as inevitable for them to decouple with China in advanced industries involving sensitive technology, given concerns about the rapid pace of Beijing’s military modernization. Click here to read…

Xi seeks diplomacy with Asian leaders: Taipei Times
November 20, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has used his first face-to-face meetings with the US’ Asia-Pacific allies since 2020 to try to forge diplomatic inroads as Washington pushes back against Beijing’s influence in the region. Click here to read…

Projects worth billions USD inked at China-South Asia Exposition: Xinhuanet
November 21, 2022

A total of 169 projects with an investment of over 400 billion yuan (about 56.3 billion U.S. dollars) were signed on Sunday during the sixth China-South Asia Exposition and the 26th China Kunming Import and Export Fair. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 2,277 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
November 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 2,277 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Monday. Altogether 24,547 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

China ‘open’ to potential military talks with US in Cambodia: China Daily
November 21, 2022

There could be an opportunity for China and the United States to conduct high-level military talks during the upcoming ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus, with China signaling an open and positive attitude toward the subject, experts said. Click here to read…

Hong Kong leader tests positive for COVID after APEC summit: Reuters
November 21, 2022

Hong Kong’s chief executive, John Lee, has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, where he met Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders. Click here to read…

CCP ramping up Taiwan focus, says report: Taipei Times
November 21, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) appointment of two generals from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Eastern Theater Command to its Central Military Commission signals that Beijing is heightening its military preparedness regarding Taiwan, a report said. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 15, 2022

4 weaknesses in China’s economy, from local government finances to poor regulation: South China Morning Post
November 14, 2022

Deteriorating local government finances, weak banks and inadequate regulation are among the main risks facing China’s economy, according to senior officials and regulators who have recently published candid assessments following the agenda-setting 20th party congress. Vice-Premier Liu He, central bank governor Yi Gang, Minister of Finance Liu Kun and banking and insurance regulator chairman Guo Shuqing have all reflected on the dangers facing the state-dominated financial system, though they have not outlined specific improvements. Click here to read…

Xi told Biden Taiwan is first red line that must not be crossed, urging US to respect China’s path, system: Global Times
November 14, 2022

At the very core of China’s core interests, the Taiwan question is the first red line that must not be crossed, Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Joe Biden during the meeting on Monday in Bali, Indonesia, urging the US to respect the differences between the two countries’ paths. Click here to read…

Quantum computing patent filings surge in China: China Daily
November 15, 2022

Applications by Chinese companies for patents related to quantum computing have surged in the past two years alongside an industry boom and increasing awareness of the field, though experts said the country still has a long way to go to catch up with foreign competitors. Click here to read…

State weapons contractors capitalize on growing global market for munitions: China Daily
November 15, 2022

A number of State-owned defense contractors have developed and promoted their own loitering munitions — also known as suicide drones — expecting to seize the rapidly expanding demand for such hardware in the market. Click here to read…

Beijing braces after rise in COVID cases: China Daily
November 15, 2022

The number of COVID-19 infections in Beijing has continued to trend upward in recent days, involving most districts, a senior official said on Monday. Xu Hejian, spokesman for the municipal government, said at a news conference on Monday that people should be aware of the capital’s severe and complicated epidemic situation and that the government will strengthen accurate and scientific prevention work. Click here to read…

Chinese cities harness nuclear power for winter heating: Global Times
November 15, 2022

A growing list of Chinese cities are utilizing nuclear energy as a source of winter heating, with 9.24 million square meters covered so far. In Haiyang, East China’s Shandong Province, the nuclear power plant has entered test operation to provide heating services to 200,000 residents living in a city area of 5 million square meters, domestic news portal China Media Group (CMG) reported on Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 1,621 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: People’s Daily
November 15, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 1,621 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 16,151 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Xi, Biden hold candid, in-depth exchange of views on bilateral ties, major global issues: Qiushi
November 15, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, had a candid and in-depth exchange of views here on Monday on issues of strategic importance in China-U.S. relations and on major global and regional issues. The current state of China-U.S. relations is not in the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples, and is not what the international community expects, Xi said. Click here to read…

Biden, Xi trade barbs over Taiwan, seek “principles” on competition: Kyodo
November 15, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping traded barbs Monday over Taiwan, with Xi stressing that the question of the self-ruled island is “the first red line that must not be crossed,” but agreed to develop “principles” to manage their intensifying competition. In their first in-person summit, which took place in Indonesia’s Bali, Biden expressed objections to China’s “coercive and increasingly aggressive actions” toward Taiwan, saying they undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and jeopardize global prosperity, according to the White House. Click here to read…

Xi raises anti-secession law in talks on Taiwan with Biden, says China foreign minister: Reuters
November 15, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the country’s anti-secession law in talks on Taiwan with U.S. President Joe Biden at the G20 Summit on Monday, the Chinese foreign minister said in a statement. Xi told Biden that China will uphold the “One country, Two systems” proposal for Taiwan and will make all efforts for peaceful “reunification” with Taiwan, the statement said. Click here to read…

China’s property investment falls at a faster clip in Jan-Oct: Reuters
November 15, 2022

China’s property investment fell at a faster pace during January-October, declining 8.8% from a year earlier after slumping 8.0% in the first nine months of the year. Property sales by floor area dropped 22.3% during January-October from the same period a year earlier, compared with the 22.2% plunge in the first nine months of the year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Click here to read…

China picks public health expert as Beijing leader: Taipei Times
November 15, 2022

China has named former SARS firefighter Yin Li the new Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader of Beijing, as President Xi Jinping begins recalibrating the “zero COVID” policy that has slowed the world’s second largest economy. Yin, 60, replaces Cai Qi as party secretary of the capital city of about 21 million people, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Click here to read…

Xi says China supports African Union to join G20: Xinhuanet
November 15, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Tuesday that China supports the African Union to join the Group of 20 when addressing the G20 summit. Click here to read…

Highlights of Xi-Biden meeting ahead of G20 summit in Indonesia: Xinhuanet
November 15, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, had a candid and in-depth exchange of views here on Monday on issues of strategic importance in China-U.S. relations and on major global and regional issues. Click here to read…

Courts make joint agreement on IPR protection: China Daily
November 15, 2022

Legal protection on intellectual property will be further strengthened in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region thanks to an agreement made by courts in the three areas. The agreement was jointly signed by the Beijing Intellectual Property Court, the Tianjin No 3 Intermediate Court and Hebei’s Xiong’an New Area Intermediate Court on Friday. Click here to read…

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, September 21, 2022

Wang Yang meets new leadership of China Islamic Association: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Senior Chinese leader Wang Yang Tuesday met with members of the newly-elected leadership of the China Islamic Association. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, called for full implementation of the Party’s basic policy on religious affairs and efforts to rally Islamic figures and Muslims closely around the Party and the government for building China into a modern socialist country in all respects and realizing the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. Click here to read…

Chinese FM meets with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in New York on Monday. Wang congratulated Kissinger on his upcoming 100th birthday, calling him an old and good friend of the Chinese people, who has made historic contributions to the establishment and development of China-U.S. relations. Click here to read…

Chinese FM tells American representatives five certainties about China: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday met with representatives from the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the U.S.-China Business Council and the United States Chamber of Commerce. Click here to read…

Deals worth record 960 bln yuan inked at China-Eurasia Expo: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

The total value of deals signed at the seventh China-Eurasia Expo, held from Sept. 19-22 in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has already hit a record level, the event’s organizer said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

BRICS tourism ministers discuss green growth, sustainable development, recovery: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

Tourism ministers from BRICS countries on Monday engaged in in-depth discussions on topics such as green growth, sustainable development and recovery, during a meeting held via video link. Click here to read…

Vast majority of Chinese students return home after studying abroad: Xinhuanet

September 20, 2022

Over 80 percent of all Chinese students have returned to China after finishing their education abroad since 2012, the Ministry of Education said Tuesday. The 2020-2021 academic year saw international students from 195 countries and regions studying in China, up 35 percent from 2012, the ministry said. Click here to read…

China’s Wing Loong-2 large UAV conducts plateau weather observation: China Daily
September 20, 2022

China’s Wing Loong-2 high-altitude large civil unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has recently conducted its first plateau weather observation test, according to the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Click here to read…

COVID-hit Shanghai unveils $257 billion in projects in infrastructure push: Reuters
September 20, 2022

China’s commercial hub of Shanghai on Tuesday announced eight infrastructure projects with total investment of 1.8 trillion yuan ($257 billion), after the city was hit hard by COVID-19 lockdowns in April and May. The economy of China’s biggest city slumped 13.7% in the second quarter, the worst performance among all 31 of China’s province-level regions. Click here to read…

Hong Kong arrests harmonica player for sedition at Queen Elizabeth’s vigil: Taipei Times
September 21, 2022

A Hong Konger who played a harmonica to a crowd outside the British consulate during Elizabeth II’s funeral was arrested for sedition, police and local media said yesterday. Crowds of Hong Kongers have lined up to pay tribute to Britain’s late monarch this week, some expressing nostalgia for Hong Kong’s colonial past at a time when Beijing is seeking to purge dissent. Click here to read…

Chinese tech giants give up lavish spending, cut costs in the face of economic headwinds: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

China’s big internet firms, once known as lavish spenders when it came to external investments and internal employee perks, have tightened their belts in recent months as economic headwinds stiffen and capital support dries up. The second quarter of 2022 has seen a spectacular retreat by China Big Tech as companies slash costs amid weaker consumer spending, regulatory scrutiny and an increasingly tense US-China relationship – a sharp contrast to the past years of freewheeling growth driven by a buoyant economy and a supportive capital market. Click here to read…

Revised code for Communist Party officials lays out quickest ways to lose a job: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

Chinese officials who fail to effectively perform in tough and urgent missions, or those who have a vague stance on key political issues, should be sidelined, according to a Communist Party directive recently amended and published on Monday. The code is intended to create a political environment that ensures the capable are promoted, the outstanding are awarded, the mediocre are demoted and the unqualified are abolished, according to the code, which was published by state news agency Xinhua. Click here to read…

Former vice governor of northeast China province arrested: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) 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…

China plans to build world’s largest national park system: Qiushi
September 21, 2022

China will build the world’s largest national park system, and a layout plan for the system will be released soon, a senior official said on Monday. Li Chunliang, deputy head of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, said at a news conference that the plan is being drafted in accordance with the requirements of building a system with the largest scale of protection, the most diverse geographical features and the highest conservation value in the world. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 123 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 123 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 57 were in Guizhou and 28 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Cultural work gets policy push: China Daily
September 21, 2022

On Aug 15, the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, China’s Cabinet, released a national guideline centered on cultural development during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, with the aim of promoting socialist culture and turning China into a country with a strong foundation in culture and art. Click here to read…

Integrating culture and tourism major goal of document: China Daily
September 21, 2022

China recently unveiled its cultural development plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, stressing that culture is not only the soul of a country, but also the soul of national governance. Click here to read…

Xi’s thought guides reform of armed forces: China Daily
September 21, 2022

The People’s Liberation Army has been undergoing a historic reform guided by President Xi Jinping since late 2012, when Xi became the top leader of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese military. Xi Jinping Thought on Strengthening the Military has also made it clear that pursuing reform and encouraging innovation are key to military’s strength. Click here to read…

China to be a severely aging society by 2035; quick aging, large population pose challenges: health authority: Global Times
September 21, 2022

China will be a moderately aging society in three years with 20 percent of the population aged 60 years and above and become a severely aging society by 2035 when 400 million people are 60 years and above, accounting for 30 percent of the population, a health authority official announced at a Tuesday press briefing where he introduced the country’s arrangement to cope with the scenario. Click here to read…

PLA naval, air forces keep US, Canadian warships’ Taiwan Straits transit in check: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Wednesday announced that its troops have kept US and Canadian warships in check when they transited the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China signs cooperation memorandum with Laos, Kazakhstan to establish yuan clearing arrangements: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The People’s Bank of China (PBC), China’s central bank, announced on Tuesday that it has signed a cooperation memorandum with the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Bank of the Lao PDR to establish Chinese yuan clearing arrangements in the two countries. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 19, 2022

Maintaining CPC’s position as leadership core in developing socialism with Chinese characteristics: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

When the Communist Party of China (CPC) reviewed the historic achievements and shifts accomplished in the past decade, the upholding of the CPC’s overall leadership was highlighted. Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the CPC Central Committee, with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, has taken a clear stand on upholding and strengthening overall Party leadership, providing fundamental guarantees for the cause of the Party and the country. Click here to read…

Xi meets with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday morning at Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand. Xi pointed out that China and Iran enjoy a longstanding friendship and that their relations have stood the test of a changing international landscape. Click here to read…

Full text of Xi’s speech at SCO Samarkand summit: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) here on Friday. The following is the full text of the speech: Click here to read…

Xi meets Pakistani PM Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Friday Morning at Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand. Xi pointed out that China and Pakistan are close neighbors linked by mountains and rivers and with a shared futureClick here to read…

China property investment down in January-August: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

China’s investment in property development went down 7.4 percent year on year in the first eight months of 2022, widening by 1 percentage point from that in the first seven months, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Friday. Click here to read…

ASEAN Media Partners Forum boosts cooperation: China Daily
September 16, 2022

The 2022 ASEAN Media Partners Forum, co-sponsored by the Central Radio and Television Administration and the government of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, was held in Nanning, Guangxi, on Thursday. Click here to read…

China sanctions CEOs of Raytheon Technologies, Boeing Defense over arms sale to Taiwan region: Global Times
September 16, 2022

The Chinese government is set to impose sanctions on Gregory J. Hayes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Technologies Corporation, and Theodore Colbert III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, following recent US arms sales to China’s Taiwan region, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Friday. Click here to read…

China property investment down in January-August: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

China’s investment in property development went down 7.4 percent year on year in the first eight months of 2022, widening by 1 percentage point from that in the first seven months, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Friday. Click here to read…

China Telecom investigates fire in Changsha building; no casualties reported: Global Times
September 16, 2022

The large fire that engulfed a high-rise building belonging to China Telecom in Changsha, Central China’s Hunan Province, has been put out. No casualties were reported, the group announced Friday on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo. The group said that it had shut off power to some facilities in the building. Some customers’ mobile phones were affected and the group was dealing with the issue, read the announcement. Click here to read…

Chongqing reports first monkeypox case in Chinese mainland, low risk of transmission: authorities: Global Times
September 16, 2022

A monkeypox case was reported in Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on Friday. It is the first time that the disease has been discovered in the Chinese mainland, following reports of it in China’s Taiwan and Hong Kong regions. Click here to read…

Xi urges SCO to strengthen cooperation, promote building of closer SCO community with shared future: China Military
September 17, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to uphold the Shanghai Spirit, strengthen unity and cooperation, and promote the building of an even closer SCO community with a shared future. Click here to read…

China raises holdings of Treasuries in July, Japan cuts holdings, U.S. Treasury Department data show: Reuters
September 17, 2022

China increased its holdings of Treasuries in July for the first time in eight months, while Japan reduced its U.S. government debt load, data from the U.S. Treasury department showed on Friday. China’s stash of Treasuries rose to $970 billion in July, from $967.8 billion in June, which was the lowest since May 2010 when it had $843.7 billion. Click here to read…

China, Russia to hold meetings on security, law-enforcement: Xinhuanet
September 18, 2022

Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, will travel to China for the 17th round of China-Russia strategic security consultation and the 7th meeting of the China-Russia law-enforcement and security cooperation mechanism from September 18 to 19, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning announced on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s large UAV completes first meteorological observation operation in Qinghai-Xizang Plateau: Global Times

September 18, 2022

The first test flight of the domestically developed plateau meteorological observation variant of Wing Loong II drone in China’s Qinghai-Xizang Plateau was conducted successfully over the weekend, which will provide more data for ecological protection on the plateau and scientific response to climate change. Click here to read…

China sees two manned submersibles put into joint operation in deep sea for first time: Global Times
September 18, 2022

China’s deep-sea manned submersible Fendouzhe (Striver) has recently completed assigned tasks in the South China Sea at a depth of 1,500 meters with a 4,500-meter manned submersible, which is the first time that two manned submersibles have been put into a joint operation in China. Click here to read…

CH-4, WZ-7 drones spotted in PLA patrols near Taiwan island for 1st time: Global Times
September 18, 2022

The defense authority on the island of Taiwan on Saturday spotted a CH-4 armed reconnaissance drone of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) near the island for the first time, marking the sixth type of drone that has appeared in the region in September following the WZ-7 high-altitude reconnaissance drone that made its debut on Thursday. Click here to read…

Central enterprises to establish chief compliance officer; compliance reviews embedded in business management: Global Times
September 18, 2022

China’s central government-owned companies should establish chief compliance officer and compliance reviews must be embedded in the business management process, a document released by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) said. Click here to read…

China’s rice imports jump over 42% in Jan-Aug amid low prices: Global Times
September 18, 2022

China’s cumulative imports of rice showed rapid growth during the first eight months of this year, customs data showed on Sunday. The rise in rice imports, which are expected to be mainly used as feed grain, mainly reflected low global prices and does not reflect changes in domestic output due to drought, experts noted. Click here to read…

Chinese cities race to experiment autonomous driving, ready to accelerate commercial use: Global Times
September 18, 2022

Don’t get surprised if a visitor board a taxi or bus in Shenzhen, a tech hub in South China’s Guangdong Province, and can’t find a driver. Nowadays, more cities in China are offering driverless public transport, reflecting the rapid growth of autonomous driving in the country. Click here to read…

Crash victims in southern China were on COVID quarantine bus: Reuters
September 18, 2022

The victims of a bus crash which killed 27 people and injured a further 20 in southwest China’s Guizhou province were in an official government health vehicle and were being transported for COVID reasons, local media reported on Sunday. Click here to read…

Officials in Tibet’s capital Lhasa apologise for handling of Covid lockdown after string of complaints: South China Morning Post
September 18, 2022

The authorities in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa have apologised for their handling of the city’s lockdown after angry residents complained about food shortages, a lack of proper care for hospital and quarantine patients, and a chaotic mass-testing system.
Zhandui, one of the city’s vice mayors, bowed in apology during a media briefing on Saturday night and said the complaints had highlighted the city government’s shortcomings and weaknesses. Click here to read…

China’s top police chief warns law enforcement to stay alert to risk of ‘colour revolution’ ahead of major Communist Party gathering: South China Morning Post
September 18, 2022

China’s top police chief has hailed law enforcement’s role in supporting the implementation of Hong Kong’s national security law and urged police to stay alert to the risk of a “colour revolution” in an article for a leading Communist Party journal ahead of the year’s biggest political set piece. In the article, Wang Xiaohong, the minister for public security, also stressed the importance of loyalty to President Xi Jinping and the leadership, urging law enforcement to “clear risks” and “maintain stability” ahead of next month’s party congress, where Xi is expected to secure a norm-breaking third term. Click here to read…

Biden again says U.S. will defend Taiwan if China invades: Kyodo
September 19, 2022

President Joe Biden said in an interview aired Sunday that U.S forces would defend Taiwan if it is attacked by China, the clearest response yet to the issue of whether the United States will come to the aid of the self-ruled island. Click here to read…

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters: Reuters
September 19, 2022

Before the pandemic, Doris Fu imagined a different future for herself and her family: new car, bigger apartment, fine dining on weekends and holidays on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year old Shanghai marketing consultant is one of many Chinese in their 20s and 30s cutting spending and saving cash where they can, rattled by China’s coronavirus lockdowns, high youth unemployment and a faltering property market. Click here to read…

China to accelerate projects, boost consumption to spur recovery: Reuters
September 19, 2022

China will speed up fund injections to expedite project construction and boost domestic consumption, China’s state planner said at a news conference on Monday. That came after the world’s second-biggest economy slowed sharply in the second quarter, dragged down by a deepening property crisis, and slowing exports and imports. Click here to read…

Former general manager of China’s state railway expelled from Party: Global Times
September 19, 2022

Sheng Guangzu, former general manager of China’s state railway, has been stripped of his Party membership for severely violating Party discipline, and for criminally profiting from his influence, according to China’s anti-graft body. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 15, 2022

China to further optimize industrial chain for pharmaceutical sector: Xinhuanet
September 14 2022

China will shore up weak links in the industrial chain for the pharmaceutical sector, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Wednesday. A monitoring system for essential drugs in short supply has already been established, Zhou Jian, an official with the ministry told a press conference, adding that the supply of a total of 100 categories of the drugs has been secured. Click here to read…

China deliberates on updating cybersecurity law: Xinhuanet
September 14, 2022

China’s cyberspace regulator on Wednesday revealed a set of draft revisions to the country’s cybersecurity law to solicit public opinion. China’s cybersecurity law entered into force in 2017. It amended the Administrative Penalty Law and adopted the Data Security Law and the Law on Protection of Personal Information in 2021. Click here to read…

China Coast Guards in Zhejiang and Fujian brace for Typhoon Muifa: China Military
September 14, 2022

China has upgraded the typhoon alert to orange, the second-highest level, as Muifa, the 12th typhoon in this year, is expected to make landfall in the coastal areas between Wenling city and Zhoushan city in southeast China’s Zhejiang Province during the afternoon and night of September 14. The Zhejiang and Fujian Provincial Bureaus of China Coast Guard (CCG) have taken multiple precautionary measures to mitigate possible disasters. Click here to read…

Water discharged into Yangtze to fight drought: China Daily
September 14, 2022

The Ministry of Water Resources is discharging more water into the Yangtze River Basin from surrounding reservoirs, hoping to relieve the lingering drought in the major rice-producing area at a critical time for crop growth. Click here to read…

Widespread roll-out of new technologies promotes high-efficiency development of agriculture in China: People’s Daily
September 14, 2022

In the most recent past decade, China has witnessed the rapid development of its agricultural technologies. The contribution of scientific and technological progress to agriculture has reached over 61 percent. Besides, the overall level of mechanization in the plowing, sowing, and harvesting of crops has now exceeded 72 percent, while high-quality crop varieties have surpassed 96 percent of the total. Click here to read…

China poised to shake up economic leadership as reformers bow out: Reuters
September 14, 2022

China’s ruling Communist Party sets the stage next month for the biggest overhaul of its economic leadership in a decade, with a generation of reform-minded policymakers expected to step down amid worsening growth prospects. Click here to read…

China seen holding medium-term rate steady despite growing economic gloom: Reuters
September 14, 2022

China’s central bank is widely expected to pause its monetary easing efforts and keep the medium-term policy rate steady this month, a Reuters survey showed, as widening policy divergence with the Federal Reserve could put further pressure on the Chinese yuan and risk capital outflows. Click here to read…

China protests to International Atomic Energy Agency over Aukus nuclear safeguards: South China Morning Post

September 14, 2022

China has lodged a strong protest with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) urging the nuclear watchdog not to back Australia’s plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines through the Aukus pact with the United States and Britain. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former Yunnan political advisor: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has announced its decision to arrest Huang Yi, a former senior political advisor in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, for suspected bribe-taking. Click here to read…

Chinese premier chairs State Council executive meeting: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday presided over a State Council executive meeting, which made decisions on multiple economic issues. The country will further extend the tax and fee deferrals for manufacturing firms as part of the stepped-up support for enterprises to navigate hardships, according to the meeting. Click here to read…

China to double down on stabilizing foreign trade, foreign investment to consolidate foundation of economic recovery: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

China will take further measures to stabilize foreign trade and foreign investment, with a view to consolidating the foundation of economic recovery, according to the decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Chinese, Uzbek state news agencies ink cooperation agreement: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

President of China’s Xinhua News Agency Fu Hua and Abdusaid Kuchimov, director general of the National News Agency of Uzbekistan (UzA) inked a cooperation agreement earlier this week. Fu expressed his confidence in successful cooperation between Xinhua and the UzA. Click here to read…

Xi arrives in Uzbekistan for state visit, SCO summit: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Wednesday evening to pay a state visit to Uzbekistan and attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Click here to read…

China to have 220 national hi-tech zones by 2025: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

China has established 173 national hi-tech zones so far and will raise the number to 220 by the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to the Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 126 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 15 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 126 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 84 in Sichuan and nine in Tibet, according to the National Health Commission’s report Thursday. A total of 823 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

Crackdown intensified on new addictive substances, illegal drugs: China Daily
September 15, 2022

Authorities have intensified their crackdown on new addictive substances and emerging drug-related problems, anti-drug officials said on Wednesday. The traditional and new drug problems have intertwined with each other, and the number of new types of drugs and new forms of crime are increasing, featuring anesthetic and psychotropic drugs to substitute for narcotics or taking multiple narcotics at the same time, said Zhao Zhongchen, deputy director of the narcotics control bureau of the Ministry of Public Security. Click here to read…

China mulls increased penalties, employment ban on internet violators to better safeguard cybersecurity: Global Times
September 15, 2022

China’s top cyberspace regulator on Wednesday proposed a series of amendments to the country’s cybersecurity law including raising penalty and an employment ban on internet operators who violated the law to better protect the legitimate rights and interests of individuals and organizations in cyberspace and safeguard national security. Click here to read…

China, Kazakhstan to jointly crack down on the ‘three evil forces,’ resolutely oppose interference by external forces: Global Times
September 15, 2022

China and Kazakhstan will continue to firmly support each other on issues concerning national sovereignty, stand ready to jointly crack down on the “three evil forces” of terrorism, separatism, and extremism and resolutely oppose interference by external forces, according to a joint statement on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan issued during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Digitalization leads to better life of Chinese people: People’s Daily
September 15, 2022

Navigation apps that show real-time traffic information and estimated travel time, virtual fitting room that helps you get the best clothes you want when you shop online, and virtual museums where you can get close to valuable cultural relics at home… These scenarios have already become a part of the daily life of the Chinese people. Click here to read…

Russia says its navy in joint patrols with China in Pacific: Reuters
September 15, 2022

The Russian and Chinese navies are holding joint patrols in the Pacific Ocean, the Russian defence ministry said on Thursday, deepening military and diplomatic ties between Moscow and Beijing when their relations with the West have soured. Click here to read…

Taiwan hosts lawmakers to push China sanctions: Taipei Times
September 15, 2022

Representative to the US Hsiao Bi-khim on Tuesday hosted dozens of international lawmakers who back sanctions on China for aggression toward Taiwan, a show of support for Taipei amid military pressure from Beijing. Click here to read…

Whistle-blower says Twitter had a Chinese agent: Taipei Times
September 15, 2022

Twitter Inc’s former head of security on Tuesday told the US Congress that there was “at least one agent” from China’s intelligence service on Twitter’s payroll and that the company knowingly allowed India to add agents to the company roster as well, potentially giving those nations access to sensitive data about users. Click here to read…

Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam embrace China’s games and films, but stay on guard for a ‘cultural invasion’: South China Morning Post
September 15, 2022

In Taiwan, people are flocking online to play Identity V, a mobile “horror” game developed by Chinese company NetEase. In Vietnam, made-in-China films like Journey to the West, My Fair Princess and Shanghai Bund are essential viewing on television. Across Asia, Chinese media and entertainment exports are gaining popularity due to cultural links, rising production quality and fair prices. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 12, 2022

Xi Jinping Sends Congratulatory Letter to 2022 National Conference on Development of Specialized, Sophisticated SMEs: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

The 2022 national conference on the development of specialized and sophisticated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that produce novel and unique products opened in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu Province on the morning of September 8. Click here to read…

China’s subsistence allowance covers 14 million elderly citizens: Xinhuanet
September 8, 2022

Some 14.2 million elderly citizens in China have been brought into the country’s subsistence allowance system, an official with the Ministry of Civil Affairs said at a press conference on Thursday. Meanwhile, more than 3.7 million elderly people in the country are covered by extreme poverty aid, said Li Baojun, citing ministry statistics. Click here to read…

Privacy safeguards urged for AI tech: China Daily
September 8, 2022

As artificial intelligence technology requires vast quantities of personal information, related developers should take stronger measures to fulfill their privacy protection responsibilities, said experts and officials on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China’s central bank urges more convenient use of digital yuan: Xinhuanet
September 9, 2022

China’s central bank has called for efforts to facilitate interconnectivity between the digital yuan system and traditional e-payment tools to make it more convenient for customers to use digital currency. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of former senior discipline inspector: Xinhuanet
September 9, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has announced its decision to arrest Liu Yanping, a former senior discipline inspector, for suspected bribe-taking. The National Commission of Supervision has completed an investigation into Liu’s case and transferred it to procuratorial authorities for prosecution, the SPP said in a statement on Friday. Click here to read…

BRICS ties seen as key to global recovery: Qiushi
September 9, 2022

China is willing to continuously enhance practical cooperation with other four BRICS countries-Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa-to jointly benefit from the New Industrial Revolution, the country’s top industry regulator said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese and Indian troops in area of Jianan Daban begin disengagement: China Military
September 9, 2022

On 8th September, 2022, according to the consensus reached in the 16th Round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting, the Chinese and Indian troops in the area of Jianan Daban have begun to disengage in a coordinated and planned way, which is conducive to the peace and tranquility in the border areas.Click here to read…

China’s Communist Party to amend its constitution at October congress: Reuters
September 9, 2022

China’s ruling Communist Party will amend its constitution next month during a leadership reshuffle held over five years, a move that some analysts said could consolidate President Xi Jinping’s authority and stature within the party. State news agency Xinhua said on Friday that the Politburo discussed a draft amendment to the party constitution in a meeting chaired by Xi, without specifying the changes. Click here to read…

Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee convenes meeting, deliberates on documents to be submitted for discussion at seventh plenary session of 19th CPC Central Committee: Xinhuanet
September 10, 2022

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday convened a meeting to deliberate on documents to be submitted for discussion at the upcoming seventh plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, which is slated to be held on Oct. 9. Click here to read…

Top Chinese legislator pays official goodwill visit to Russia: Xinhuanet
September 10, 2022

Li Zhanshu, chairman of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, paid an official goodwill visit to Russia from Wednesday to Saturday, at the invitation of Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. Click here to read…

Maglev car technology tested on highway in east China: Xinhuanet
September 10, 2022

A maglev vehicle technology test saw a 2.8-tonne car float 35 millimeters above the road and run on a highway in east China’s Jiangsu Province. Developed by the Chengdu-based Southwest Jiaotong University, the car was modified from a traditional vehicle. A permanent magnet array was installed for levitation, and the road was laid with good conductor rail that allowed the car to levitate. Click here to read…

Death toll from 6.8-magnitude quake in China’s Sichuan rises to 93: Xinhuanet
September 12, 2022

A total of 93 people have died and 25 remain missing after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Luding County and neighboring areas in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Sept. 5, local authorities said Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 164 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 12, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 164 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 81 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission’s report on Monday. A total of 785 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read…

2nd AG600M large amphibious aircraft completes maiden flight test: Xinhuanet
September 10, 2022

China will produce a total of four prototypes of the AG600M aircraft, a full-configuration firefighting model belonging to the AG600 large amphibious aircraft family, to carry out flight test missions, its developer announced on Saturday. Click here to read…

Prospering ports contribute strength to China’s foreign trade sector: People’s Daily
September 10, 2022

At this peak period of foreign trade, ports in China are kept very occupied. Satellite-navigated autopilot guiding vehicles are running between terminals and container yards, and gantry cranes automatically taking containers to preset destinations. Click here to read…

China’s Phase-4 lunar probe mission approved by state, expected to build basic structure for Intl Lunar Research Station: Global Times
September 10, 2022

China’s Phase-4 lunar probe mission, consisting of the Chang’e-6, -7, and -8 to be carried out successively in 10 years, has obtained state approval and is proceeding smoothly, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Saturday. The mission is hoping to explore the Moon’s South Pole region and build a basic structure of the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS). Click here to read…

Taiwan says 17 Chinese aircraft crossed Taiwan Strait median line: Reuters
September 10, 2022

Seventeen Chinese aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, which normally serves as an unofficial barrier between the two sides, on Saturday, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, as Beijing continues its military activities near the island. Click here to read…

Chinese actor Evan Li detained on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes: Reuters
September 12, 2022

Chinese actor Li Yifeng, who played former Communist Party leader Mao Zedong in a 2021 movie, was detained recently by Beijing police on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes, China’s state broadcaster CCTV reported on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s waiver of African interest-free loans worth 1% or less of its lending to continent-study: Reuters
September 12, 2022

China’s waiver of 23 interest-free loans to African countries last month amounted to only 1.1% or less of Chinese lending to the continent, a study showed on Monday. China’s foreign ministry said in August it had cancelled 23 loans to 17 African countries that matured in 2021, but did not give further details. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, September 2, 2022

Domestic, overseas press invited to cover 20th CPC national congress: Xinhuanet
September 1, 2022

Both domestic and overseas press have been invited to cover the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), according to an official statement released on Thursday. Click here to read…

China pledges greater economic support ahead of Party Congress, firms ‘facing more difficulties’ than 2020: South China Morning Post
September 1, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang has sounded another warning about China’s economy ahead of the 20th Party Congress, saying companies are “facing more difficulties than in 2020” – during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus – while calling for more reform. Speaking at a State Council meeting on Wednesday, he said “market entities” were struggling and China was at a critical point in its economic recovery, so effective delivery of support policies was important. Click here to read…

China’s Communist Party points to ‘continuity’ at congress, observers say: South China Morning Post
September 1, 2022

China’s ruling Communist Party has set the date for its twice-a-decade congress, and observers say the official announcement suggests President Xi Jinping is likely to remain in firm control in the coming years. Official news agency Xinhua announced the Politburo’s decision to hold the party congress from October 16 in a report on Tuesday. It cited a Politburo statement laden with political slogans from the past decade of Xi’s rule and a call for the party to take stock of the “major achievements and valuable experience” under his leadership. It also called for the party to continue to implement Xi’s key policies. Click here to read…

After long drought, China plots ambitious water infrastructure push: Reuters
September 1, 2022

After a record heatwave parched large areas of the Yangtze basin, Chinese provinces are planning to spend billions of dollars on new water infrastructure as they try to fend off the growing impact of extreme weather on agriculture and hydropower. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses need to nurture higher-quality products: Xinhuanet
September 1, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday called for efforts to boost the quality of Chinese products amid market competition and nurture more competitive products, in a bid to better cater to people’s needs. Click here to read…

China dispatches advanced main combat equipment to Russian Vostok-2022 drills: People’s Daily
September 1, 2022

China has sent some of its most powerful main combat equipment units of its army, navy and air force to the Russian Vostok-2022 exercises, whose maneuvering phase officially started on Thursday after an opening ceremony a day earlier. The participation of the equipment displayed the depth of China-Russia military cooperation, as the drills will deter uncertainties and contribute to peace and stability in the region, analysts said. Click here to read…

China’s hydrogen energy industry shifts into full gear in fast lane of development: People’s Daily
September 1, 2022

China has adopted several measures to boost the development of its hydrogen energy industry in recent years, having already made huge progress. Various places across the country have offered subsidies for enterprises operating in this green energy industry. Beijing has rolled out subsidies for those focusing on new products involving new technologies as well as certain products used in new infrastructure construction projects. An enterprise focusing on the former may be awarded up to 10 million yuan (about $1. 5 million) for each project, while the latter may receive as much as 30 million yuan for each project, according to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology. Click here to read…

2 China-made trains of Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway arrive in Indonesia: People’s Daily
September 2, 2022

A high-speed electric passenger train and an inspection train, made in China and customized for the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) project, arrived in the Jakarta Port from China’s Qingdao Port on Thursday. The arrival of the trains symbolizes another milestone for the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung HSR. It was also the first time that high-speed trains made in China were exported to another country. Click here to read…

China scales up support for elderly care, childcare industries: People’s Daily
September 2, 2022

China has adopted a host of measures to support the elderly care and childcare industries to help them overcome difficulties, the country’s top economic planner said Thursday. Some elderly care and childcare service providers have faced multiple challenges during the past two years due to the pandemic, Su Wei, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission, told a press conference. Click here to read…

Taiwan shooting down drone near China was ‘appropriate’, premier says: Reuters
September 2, 2022

Taiwan’s shooting down of a drone off the Chinese coast that buzzed a Taiwanese-controlled island was the most “appropriate” thing to do after repeated warnings, and China should exercise restraint, Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Friday. Click here to read…

Biden’s curbs on chips to China part of broader effort: Reuters
September 2, 2022

Chip designer Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) this week said the United States told it to restrict exports to China of two computing chips for artificial intelligence work, the latest move in a broader government effort to hamper China’s access to the most sophisticated semiconductors. Click here to read…

China’s Chengdu locked down as outbreak emerges: Taipei Times
September 2, 2022

About 16 million people in the Chinese city of Chengdu were effectively under lockdown from yesterday as authorities reacted to a new COVID-19 outbreak. China is the last major economy wedded to a “zero COVID-19” policy, stamping out virus flare-ups with snap shutdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines. Click here to read…

China railway travel hits 8-year low in summer months on virus flare-ups: Reuters
September 2, 2022

Railway travel in China hit an eight-year trough and a pandemic low in the usually busy summer season, according to official data, as fresh virus flare-ups curbed mobility and hit tourist confidence. Some 440 million passenger trips were taken on China’s railway network between July 1 and Aug. 31, its lowest since 2014, data from China Railway showed. Click here to read…

China passes new law to fight telecom, online fraud: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

Chinese lawmakers on Friday voted to pass a new law on telecom and online fraud, which will take effect on Dec. 1, 2022. Lawmakers approved the law at the 36th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress. Click here to read…

China issues guideline to further promote national defense education: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

A guideline on enhancing and improving national defense education for all people has been jointly issued by the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 318 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 318 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 128 were in Sichuan, the National Health Commission said Friday. Altogether 1,567 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 24 provincial-level regions. Click here to read…

Former vice governor of Liaoning expelled from CPC, public office: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

Hao Chunrong, former vice governor of northeast China’s Liaoning Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws, the country’s top anti-graft body said Thursday. Click here to read…

China condemns ‘invalid’ UN report: China Daily
September 2, 2022

China hit back on Thursday at a United Nations report on the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, saying that it was a mishmash of disinformation and a political tool to exploit Xinjiang to contain China. Click here to read…

China’s top legislature passes law on telecom and online fraud: China Daily
September 2, 2022

China’s top legislature adopted a law on Friday against telecom and online fraud, a widely anticipated item of legislation as the public has long been troubled by financial losses after receiving spam messages and crank calls. The Anti-Telecom and Online Fraud Law was passed after being reviewed three times by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislative body, in a bid to strengthen the fight against scammers and those aiding them through harsher punishment. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, August 29, 2022

China mulls imposing credit punishment on telecom, internet fraudsters: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

People who engage in telecom and internet fraud can face credit punishment in China, as lawmakers are considering more stringent punitive measures against the crime. A draft law on anti-telecom and internet fraud will be submitted for third reading to the upcoming legislative session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Click here to read…

China’s top legislature to establish ten more outreach offices: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

The Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) will establish ten more local legislative outreach offices to improve platforms and vehicles through which the general public can express opinions, according to a legislative spokesperson on Friday. The new offices will be located in 10 provincial-level regions, including Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Yunnan, and Tibet, said Yang Heqing, a spokesperson for the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee, at a press conference. Click here to read…

China, U.S. enter into audit oversight cooperation agreement: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Ministry of Finance signed an audit oversight cooperation agreement with the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on Friday. Click here to read…

Former senior provincial political advisor punished over law, discipline violations: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

Li Jia, former chairman of the Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, has been stripped of his posts within the Communist Party of China (CPC) and in the public office. Li was punished due to severe violations of CPC discipline and law, according to a statement issued by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Commission of Supervision on Friday. . Click here to read…

China regulators tell banks to ramp up lending: Reuters
August 26, 2022

China’s central bank has stepped up pressure on lenders with new instructions to grow loans, six bankers with knowledge of the matter said, as the world’s second-biggest economy faces an economic downturn and a plunge in borrowers’ confidence. The informal message, issued via phone calls over recent months to commercial, rural and even foreign banks, was to lend more money to productive businesses and put less of it in financial investments, the banking sources said. Click here to read…

China’s Bank of Communications warns of property market risks: Reuters
August 26, 2022

China’s Bank of Communications (BoCom) (601328.SS), on Friday warned of liquidity risks in the property sector after it posted an almost 5% rise in first half net profit. “Asset quality control in the second half of the year still faces fairly large challenges and pressures, such as the liquidity problems seen in the real estate industry,” said Chief Risk Officer Lin Hua in a press conference, adding that risk could spread to other industries. . Click here to read…

China’s bid to join digital economy pact hinges on clarification of data laws, experts say: South China Morning Post
August 27, 2022

China will be able to negotiate carve-outs in the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) that allow it to maintain digital sovereignty, analysts say, but it will have to clarify its data security regime to reduce barriers for businesses. DEPA, which currently covers Chile, New Zealand and Singapore, builds upon the digital or e-commerce chapters of existing free-trade agreements, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, adding commitments to help digital trade and cooperation on advanced technologies. Click here to read…

China allocates 10 bln yuan for drought relief, autumn grain production: China Daily
August 27, 2022

China’s Ministry of Finance on Friday earmarked 10 billion yuan (about $1.46 billion) central reserve funds to support drought relief and the production of autumn grain. Some 6.5 billion yuan of the funds will be used for water conservancy and drought relief to ensure the supply of drinking water for the people and water for agricultural irrigation. Click here to read…

AVIC unveils two new target drones for sale: China Daily
August 27, 2022

Aviation Industry Corp of China, the country’s leading aircraft maker, has unveiled two new types of target drones for the market. The CS-550T and CS-300T, developed and built by AVIC Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Group-an AVIC subsidiary in Sichuan province have completed test flights and are ready to take orders, said Yang Zhu, an engineer with the company. Click here to read…

China’s south-to-north water diversion project passes verification test: Global Times
August 27, 2022

Although East China’s Jiangsu Province and Central China’s Hubei Province, two main water sources for China’s south-to-north water diversion project, have seen extreme heat waves recently, experts said it will not affect the overall operation of the water project, which will play a key role in transferring water from China’s water-rich south to the arid north. Click here to read…

China’s bid to join digital economy pact hinges on clarification of data laws, experts say: South China Morning Post
August 27, 2022

China will be able to negotiate carve-outs in the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) that allow it to maintain digital sovereignty, analysts say, but it will have to clarify its data security regime to reduce barriers for businesses. DEPA, which currently covers Chile, New Zealand and Singapore, builds upon the digital or e-commerce chapters of existing free-trade agreements, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, adding commitments to help digital trade and cooperation on advanced technologies. Click here to read…

Xi encourages foreign experts to contribute more to promoting exchanges between China, other countries: People’s Daily
August 27, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged foreign experts with the Foreign Languages Press to contribute more to promoting exchanges and communication between China and other countries in the world and building a community with a shared future for humanity. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks on Thursday in a letter replying to these foreign experts. Click here to read…

Geneva envoys from Asian, African developing countries visit Xinjiang: Xinhuanet
August 28, 2022

At the invitation of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, a delegation of diplomatic envoys of developing countries from Asia and Africa to the UN Office in Geneva visited northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from Aug. 24 to 27. Click here to read…

China renews orange alert for drought: Xinhuanet
August 28, 2022

China’s national observatory reissued an orange alert for drought on Sunday as heatwaves persist in multiple regions. Parts of Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Sichuan and Tibet have experienced moderate to severe droughts, according to the National Meteorological Center. Click here to read…

PLA Eastern Theater Command spokesperson remarks on US warships’ transit through Taiwan Strait: China Military
August 28, 2022

The USS Antietam and the USS Chancellorsville, two US guided-missile cruisers, sailed through the Taiwan Strait on August 28 and hyped it up publicly. The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted security tracking and monitoring of the US warships’ passage in the whole course, and had all movements of the two US warships under control, said Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, in a written statement released on Sunday. The troops of the PLA Eastern Theatre Command always stay on high alert and get ready to thwart any provocation, stressed the spokesperson in the end of the statement. Click here to read…

Talks underway on resumption of Afghanistan’s Aynak Copper Mine: Global Times
August 28, 2022

Talks are underway on the resumption of the Aynak Copper Mine in Afghanistan, the world’s second-largest copper ore body, which had been put on hold due to multiple factors, including regional instability and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an employee of the Chinese firm contracted to develop the mine on Sunday. Click here to read…

Coronavirus in China: Tibet punishes more than 100 officials over zero-Covid failures: South China Morning Post
August 28, 2022

More than 100 officials in Tibet have been dismissed or reprimanded this month for failing to contain the spread of Covid-19. The remote Himalayan region had seen only one imported case from central Hubei province since January 2020, the early days of the global pandemic, until an outbreak first reported on August 8 spread to several Tibetan cities.
Tibet accounted for nearly 500 new Covid-19 infections out of close to 1,300 reported countrywide on Saturday, with neighbouring Xinjiang and the southern island of Hainan the other major hotspots. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 301 new local confirmed COVID cases: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 301 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 161 were in Sichuan Province, the National Health Commission said Monday. Click here to read…

China plans demo zones for trade in services: Qiushi
August 29, 2022

China will accelerate the design of a construction plan for national demonstration zones for innovative development of trade in services, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
Shu Jueting, a spokeswoman with the ministry, said at a news conference the ministry will make joint efforts with other government departments concerned to implement the plan. Click here to read…

Official calls for advancing cyber civilization progress: China Daily
August 29, 2022

A senior official has called for strengthening cyber governance to ensure that cyberspace better reflects the trends of advanced culture and the spirit of the times. Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remark in a video address during the 2022 China Internet Civilization Conference in Tianjin. Click here to read…

China’s State Council assigns task forces to major economic provinces to oversee local pro-stabilization policy implementation: Global Times
August 29, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has assigned task forces to some major economic provinces to oversee local implementation of wide-ranging policies to stabilize the economy, as the country is tuning up regional economic powerhouses to fuel growth momentum through a flurry of targeted measures. Click here to read…

China’s jobless youth left in the lurch: Taipei Times
August 29, 2022

China’s slowing economy has left millions of young people fiercely competing for an ever-slimming raft of jobs and facing an increasingly uncertain future. Official data released this month showed that one in five young people in Chinese cities was out of work last month — more than three times the national average and the highest recorded since January 2018. Click here to read…

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Chinese premier stresses importance of agricultural science, technology: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday stressed the importance of agricultural science and technology, calling for efforts to promote the innovation and application of agricultural science and technology. Click here to read…

China urges U.S., Britain, Australia to reverse decisions on nuclear submarine cooperation: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

A Chinese defense spokesperson on Thursday urged the United States, Britain and Australia to fulfill their obligations concerning nuclear non-proliferation and revoke their decisions on nuclear submarine cooperation. Click here to read…

Chinese armed police to host int’l counter-terrorism forum: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

The Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (PAP) will host the International Forum on Counter-terrorism “Great Wall-2022” in Beijing from August 30 to 31, a Chinese military spokesperson said Thursday. Click here to read…

China requires tighter internal control of wealth management companies: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

China’s top banking and insurance regulator Thursday released measures requiring wealth management companies to tighten internal control for sustainable and sound operation in compliance with laws and regulations. Click here to read…

Chinese court upholds death sentence of U.S. citizen convicted of murder: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

A Chinese court on Thursday rejected the appeal of Shadeed Abdulmateen, an American national, who was sentenced to death in April this year for intentional homicide. The Higher People’s Court of east China’s Zhejiang Province announced the verdict after holding the second instance trial of Abdulmateen’s case in July and will submit it to the Supreme People’s Court for approval, the court said in a statement. Click here to read…

Handbook helps litigants involved in software disputes: China Daily
August 25, 2022

A handbook outlining what evidence should be provided during a copyright dispute involving computer software was issued by a Beijing court on Thursday, in a bid to give parties easier access to litigation services while improving judicial efficiency. Click here to read…

Some Chinese localities encourage group home buying to prop up sluggish property market: Global Times
August 25, 2022

A number of Chinese localities have announced a range of measures to encourage home buying in a bid to prop up the sluggish real estate sector, which experts have stated will be useful for reducing inventory in some regions, but greater efforts needed to spur demand for overall macro-economic recovery. Click here to read…

UN rights chief ‘under tremendous pressure’ over report on China’s Uyghurs: Reuters
August 25, 2022

The UN human rights chief said on Thursday that she is still aiming to release a long-anticipated report on China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority in Xinjiang by the end of her four-year mandate next week amid “tremendous pressure” from all sides. Click here to read…

Some Chinese financiers cold shoulder Beijing’s property rescue call: Reuters
August 25, 2022

Some of China’s state-backed financial institutions are pushing back on Beijing’s calls to support the embattled property sector due to concerns about the impact of such exposure on their balance sheets, seven people with knowledge of the matter said. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping looks to take China beyond Deng Xiaoping’s ‘get rich’ era with historic third term: South China Morning Post
August 25, 2022

On a cold morning in mid-January, two dozen senior Communist Party officials, wrapped in black coats to protect them against the winter chill, stood solemnly in rows at the courtyard of Guohong Mansion, home to China’s top economic planning agency.
The group had gathered for the launch of the Xi Jinping Economic Thought Research Centre, the 18th research institution set up since the Chinese president’s philosophy was enshrined in the constitution in 2018. Click here to read…

China economy: 7 ‘Xiconomic’ policies that have guided growth over the past decade: South China Morning Post
August 25, 2022

Xi Jinping has reshaped China’s major economic decision-making institutions – most notably the Central Economic and Financial Affairs Commission – since becoming president. Helped by Vice-Premier and chief economic adviser Liu He, Xi’s first term between 2013-18 was devoted to addressing domestic problems. These included high debt, a dwindling demographic dividend, industrial overcapacity and poverty, with structural adjustments and de-risking campaigns high on the agenda. Xi hardened his economic thinking amid the trade war with the United States, growing tension with major Western economies and the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read…

China completes test of reusable, sub-orbital vehicle: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

China successfully completed the test of a self-developed, reusable, sub-orbital vehicle on Friday. The vehicle was launched “vertically” from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest of the country, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, the developer of the vehicle. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 262 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 262 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 111 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said Friday.

Altogether 1,239 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Thursday, including 444 in Tibet and 285 in Hainan, said the commission in its report. Click here to read…

China’s BRI new opportunity for deepening mutual cooperation with Africa: Qiushi
August 26, 2022

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will provide African countries with new opportunities to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in line with the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Wang Xuekun said Wednesday. Click here to read…

Ministry: Nations’ military drills shouldn’t target 3rd party: China Daily
August 26, 2022

China is firmly opposed to any form of interference by a third party in the China-India boundary issue, Defense Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Tan Kefei said on Thursday. He also stressed that military exercises between countries should not target any third party. Click here to read…

China builds world’s largest 5G network with 475 million users: People’s Daily
August 26, 2022

China has built nearly 1.97 million 5G base stations and reached 475 million 5G mobile users by the end of this July, said the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), constituting the world’s largest 5G network. The 5G base stations currently in operation in China account for over 60 percent of the world’s total three years after the issuance of 5G commercial licenses, and the country’s 5G users make up more than 70 percent of global 5G users. Click here to read…

China builds world’s largest 5G network with 475 million users: People’s Daily
August 26, 2022

China has entrusted a defense-focused state firm to ship millions of barrels of Venezuelan oil despite U.S. sanctions, part of a deal to offset Caracas’ billions of dollars of debt to Beijing, according to three sources and tanker tracking data. Click here to read…

Half of China hit by drought in record heat wave: Taipei Times
August 26, 2022

A crippling drought exacerbated by a record heat wave has spread across half of China and reached the normally frigid Tibetan Plateau, according to official data released ahead of more searing temperatures yesterday. The world’s second-largest economy has experienced more than 70 days of heat waves, flash floods and droughts — phenomena that scientists say are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change. Click here to read…

Another U.S. senator visits Taiwan amid tensions with China: Kyodo
August 26, 2022

A U.S. senator arrived in Taiwan on Thursday in what became the second visit by members of Congress since House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to the self-ruled island infuriated China earlier this month. Republican lawmaker Marsha Blackburn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement that her trip to meet with leaders in Taipei is intended to “advance and strengthen our partnerships” and that regular high-level visits to Taipei are “long-standing U.S. policy.” Click here to read…