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China: Daily Scan, July 14, 2022

Adhering to the Chinese Socialist Approach to Rural Revitalization: Quishi
July 12, 2022

In a keynote speech at the Central Rural Work Conference on December 28, 2020, President Xi Jinping addressed major theoretical and practical issues regarding why we must promote rural revitalization as well as how we should promote it at this historic juncture as we work toward achieving the Second Centenary Goal while balancing domestic and international imperatives. In the speech, President Xi took the helm and charted a course for implementing all-round rural revitalization. Click here to read…

China to help enterprises achieve high-quality development with aid of colleges, universities: Quishi
July 12, 2022

China will launch a five-year campaign to help more than 10,000 enterprises achieve high-quality development in partnership with over 1,000 universities and colleges, according to a circular jointly released by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the China National Intellectual Property Administration. Click here to read…

China to take further steps for job growth and employment stability: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

China will introduce stronger policy steps to keep payrolls stable and boost job creation in an effort to stabilize overall employment, according to the decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China’s top procuratorate orders arrest of ex-provincial-level official: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Liu Hongwu, formerly a senior official in Guangxi of south China, for suspected bribe-taking, an official statement said Wednesday. The case was transferred to procuratorial authorities for prosecution following an investigation by the National Supervisory Commission. Click here to read…

Senior CPC official urges BRICS to build anti-corruption governance system: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

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

China, Vietnam hold meeting on bilateral cooperation: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

The 14th meeting of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation took place Wednesday in Nanning, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Both sides agreed to work towards building a community with a shared future with strategic significance. Click here to read…

China appoints 1.2 million “forest chiefs” in over one year: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

China has achieved its goal of establishing the “forest chief” scheme as scheduled, with nearly 1.2 million “forest chiefs” appointed in over a year, the forestry authority said Wednesday. Click here to read…

China to ease residency restrictions in urban areas: Quishi
July 13, 2022

China will relax the restrictions for urban household registration in the 2021-2025 period, said a plan released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Tuesday. The country will lift all limits on household registration in cities with less than 3 million residents and ease those in cities with populations of 3-5 million. Click here to read…

Hebei continues public security campaign: China Daily
July 13, 2022

North China’s Hebei province has so far arrested 558 suspects in an ongoing public security campaign this summer, according to the Department of Public Security of Hebei Province on Tuesday. Click here to read…

PLA warns off US warship near Xisha Islands: China Daily
July 13, 2022

Chinese military forces tracked and dispelled guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold after it illegally trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off Xisha Islands in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the People’s Liberation Army Southern Theater Command said in a statement. Click here to read…

China issues first administrative penalty for cross-border accounting audit supervision: Global Times
July 13, 2022

China’s Ministry of Finance issued an administrative penalty for cross-border accounting audit supervision for the first time on Wednesday, with a China-based subsidiary of a Malaysian-listed company and an accounting firm that provided audit services held accountable according to law. Click here to read…

Veteran Hong Kong activist jailed for unlawful assembly: Reuters
July 13, 2022

A Hong Kong court sentenced a 66-year-old activist known as “Grandma Wong” to eight months’ imprisonment on Wednesday, in the second jailing of a veteran Hong Kong democracy campaigner in as many days. Click here to read…

India says China’s Oppo evaded $551 mln in import tax: Reuters
July 13, 2022

An investigation by India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has found that Chinese smartphone maker Oppo evaded customs duty worth 43.9 billion rupees ($551 million), a government statement said on Wednesday. Indian investigators found evidence that Oppo wrongfully used duty exemptions for items imported for use in mobile phone production, the statement said. Click here to read…

Japanese firms more loath to invest in China amid “zero-COVID” policy: Kyodo
July 14, 2022

Japanese companies have become more reluctant to expand investment in China, criticizing the Communist-led government’s radical “zero-COVID” policy, including the frequent imposition of lockdowns in major cities, as a political risk. China’s tough restrictions on people’s movements, which have disrupted domestic supply chains for more than two years, have prevented Japanese firms from mapping out their business strategies in the world’s second-biggest economy with a population of 1.4 billion. Click here to read…

Police remove Chinese officials from Fiji event: Taipei Times
July 14, 2022

Two Chinese defense attaches have been kicked out by Fijian police from a Pacific Islands Forum meeting at which US Vice President Kamala Harris was giving a virtual address. The men were sitting in on a session of the forum’s fisheries agency at which Harris announced the step-up of US engagement in the region, believed to be in response to China’s growing influence. Click here to read…

China’s Big Tech companies, from Tencent to ByteDance, cut back on strategic investments as Beijing’s scrutiny continues: South China Morning Post
July 14, 2022

China’s Big Tech companies, from internet giant Tencent Holdings to TikTok owner ByteDance, are paring down their strategic investment units, according to industry sources and publicly available data, in line with efforts to reduce new acquisitions because of Beijing’s continued scrutiny of the sector. Tencent, which runs the world’s largest video gaming business by revenue and China’s biggest social media platform through super app WeChat, saw some teams from its downsized investment department lay off half of their members, while a number of affected employees were reassigned to other business units, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, who declined to be named because the information is not public. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 86 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet

July 14, 2022

The Chinese mainland Wednesday reported 86 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 36 in Gansu and 32 in Guangdong, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Click here to read…

Apps pulled for content inappropriate for kids: China Daily

July 14, 2022

Children’s digital device manufacturer Little Genius has pulled some of its apps from its app store after media reports that they contained inappropriate content for children.After receiving complaints from parents, China Consumer Journal reported that children who use Little Genius tablets are able to download games that contain violence and criminal activities. Click here to read…

Barring Chinese telecom giants will thwart India’s digital goals: Global Times
July 14, 2022

India has further tightened the rules for telecom licenses, mandating operators to only purchase devices from “trusted sources” for not just network upgrades but also expansion, according to Indian media outlet Economic Times. The latest amendment has been seen as a step to “completely stop Chinese vendors” such as Huawei and ZTE from providing telecom gear to India telcos, said the report. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 11, 2022

Afghanistan
Afghan Coal Sold to Companies Linked to Pakistan Army: Analyst: Tolo News

Owners of coal factories in Afghanistan said the Afghan coal is being sold to three Pakistani companies: Fauji Fertilizer Power Station, Cherat Cement Factory and Lucky Cement and Coal. Economists said these companies are connected with the Pakistan Army. Click here to read…

Islamic Emirate Leader Vows to Enforce Islamic Law Across Country: Tolo News

The supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada, vowed to enforce the Islamic system in Afghanistan. In audio recorded from Eid prayers in Eid-Gaah Mosque in Kandahar, Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic Emirate’s leader, said that the laws which were not based on Sharia in the previous government will be demolishedClick here to read…

Kabul Sees Hike in Customs Revenue amid Hunger Strikes: The Khaama Press

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) said it has collected more than 24 billion Afs in revenue from customs offices within the first three months of the fiscal year – a promising figure for a country that has been suffering from financial loose since the fall last August. Click here to read…

Bangladesh
Commit to country’s wellbeing with spirit of sacrifice: PM- The Daily Star

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on the eve of the holy Eid-Ul-Azha, has urged all to devote themselves to the welfare of the country while being imbued with the spirit of sacrifice. Click here to read…

Forfeit leaseholders’ deposits if they don’t clean up cattle markets: Mayor Atiqul- The Daily Star

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md Atiqul Islam today said deposit money of leaseholders will be declared forfeit if they do not clean up cattle markets under DNCC. Click here to read…

Over 12 crore Bangladeshis can’t afford a healthy diet- The Daily Star

It is roughly Tk 286 ($3.064) in Bangladesh whereas the global average is about Tk 331 ($3.54), according to the UN’s flagship report styled “The state of food security and nutrition in the world 2022: Repurposing Food and Agricultural Policies to Make Healthy Diets More Affordable.” Click here to read…

Dhaka cattle markets finally booming- The Daily Star

After seeing a scarcity of customers, Dhaka’s cattle markets have started gaining momentum after Juma prayers yesterday, as a huge number of buyers rushed to the markets. Click here to read…

“Recall with gratitude Abe’s contributions to elevating Bangladesh-Japan relations”- The Daily Star

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (July 8, 2022) expressed deep shock at former Japanese premier Shinzo Abe’s assassination, calling his sudden demise a great loss for Japan and the world. Click here to read…

Bhutan
Bhutan embarks on small hydropower projects for energy security- Kuensel

The Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) will begin construction of three small hydropower projects, one each at Lhuentse, Zhemgang and Haa, with a total generation capacity of 104 megawatts (MW). Click here to read…

Are managed-out civil servants eligible to contest elections?- Kuensel

With the next parliamentary elections approaching, the political ambitions of the executives who have been managed out through the leadership assessment exercise hinges on what the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) decides. Click here to read…

Walups question legality of land, owner refutes- Kuensel

There are about 30 households in Walungna. Villagers said they were never consulted nor knew that a new settler had bought 14 acres of land above the village, once their tsamdro (grazing land). Click here to read…

Their Majesties offer prayers and butter lamps for late former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe- Bhutan Times

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen offered prayers and butter lamps at Tashichhodzong yesterday for the late former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Cabinet ministers, senior government officials, members of the diplomatic community and the Japanese community in Bhutan attended the ceremony. Click here to read…

Sudhakar Dalela appointed as next Ambassador to Bhutan- The Print

Sudhakar Dalela, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1993 batch has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Saturday. Click here to read…

Maldives
Maldives seeks loan from Bangladesh – The Daily Star

In another show of the growing strength of Bangladesh’s economy, the government might give loans to the Maldives after the Island nation sought funds. If the government agrees to the request, it will mark the second time that Bangladesh has lent money to another country. Click here to read…

Bilateral ties between Maldives and South Sudan will continue to flourish: FM Shahid – Raajje

Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has expressed confidence that the bilateral ties of friendship between Maldives and South Sudan will continue to develop and flourish in the years ahead. Minister Shahid stated this in his message of felicitations to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan, Mayiik Ayii Deng, on the occasion of their Independence Day. Click here to read…

Junta forces overrun resistance base in northwestern Myanmar – Myanmar Now

A base belonging to the anti-junta Yaw Defence Force (YDF) in Magway Region’s Htilin Township was attacked by junta troops last week, forcing resistance fighters to abandon the site and some 20m kyat (US$10,800) worth of supplies. Click here to read…

Blinken hits at ASEAN for lack of pressure on Myanmar – Federal News Network

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is criticizing Southeast Asian nations for not doing enough to press Myanmar’s military government to return the country to the path of democracy following last year’s power seizure. Click here to read…

India running out of options in Myanmar as a civil war rages and China backs the junta – National Herald India

The military junta in Myanmar, which seized power in a coup in February last year, have had luck and China on their side, making them far less vulnerable to external pressure than the Taliban in Afghanistan. Click here to read…

Junta Watch: Coup Leader Says Military Still Needed in Politics; Another ASEAN Snub, and More – The Irrawaddy

Offering a view that is the complete opposite of that held by the Myanmar people, junta chief Min Aung Hlaing said during a meeting with military personnel and their families in Pulaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region on Monday that the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s military) must continue to take a leadership role in the country’s politics and maintain its oversight position as the “guardian” of the country. Click here to read…

Nepal
NRB seeks suggestions for monetary policy- Himalayan Times

The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has sought suggestions for the monetary policy. Click here to read…

New citizenship bill does away with 7 years wait- Himalayan Times

The government registered a new citizenship bill last night proposing to continue the provision that allows foreign women married to Nepali men to obtain matrimonial naturalisation immediately after they take steps to renounce the citizenship of their mother country. Click here to read…

CPC foreign department chief Liu arrives in Kathmandu- Himalayan Times

Foreign Department Chief of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Liu Jianchao, arrived here this morning, leading an eight-member delegation. Click here to read…

Deuba government taking a leaf out of Oli’s book in obscene fashion, experts say- Kathmandu Post

A bill to amend Constitutional Council Act comes as the latest case to demonstrate current administration is no different from the previous one in disregarding rule of law. Click here to read…

Tax waiver sets off investment rush in automobile assembly plants- Kathmandu Post

Six motor vehicle assembly companies with a combined capital of Rs6.83 billion have been registered with the Industry Department in the current fiscal year. Click here to read…

Govt holds discussion with UML leader Nembang on citizenship bill- Republica

The government has expedited consultation with the main opposition party to endorse the citizenship bill through parliament. Click here to read…

Deuba protested Oli’s intent to change Constitutional Council rules. But, he is proposing the same changes now- OnlineKhabar

KP Sharma Oli issued the same ordinance between 2019 and 2021 introducing changes in the rules of the operation of the Constitutional Council. The ordinance was never endorsed in parliament as the then main opposition Nepali Congress was against it. Click here to read…

No closure after Nepal’s insurgency- Nepali Times

Sixteen years after the conflict ended, families still struggle for transitional justice. Click here to read…

Pakistan
Severe urban flooding in Karachi after record heavy downpour: The Express Tribune

The port city is facing severe urban flooding and continuous torrential rainfall since Sunday night with predictions that heavy downpour will continue for hours to come on Monday. Click here to read…

Deadline extended for energy standards: The Express Tribune

The government has extended the deadline for implementing the minimum energy performance standards for electric fans in an effort to minimise
power outages. Click here to read…

PM Shahbaz Shaarif extends Eid greetings to Erdogan, King Hamad: The News

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday held a telephonic call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, conveyed warm greetings to the government and people of Türkiye on the happy occasion of Eidul Azha. Click here to read…

Editorial: CPEC resumption: Dawn

Work has reportedly resumed on the Main Line 1 (ML-1) upgradation project, the largest component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan and the centrepiece of the second phase of CPEC. Click here to read…

Two PMLN ministers resign to participate in by-poll campaign: The News

Former speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and former provincial health minister Khwaja Salman Raffique resigned from their posts. PMLN Deputy Secretary Information and Punjab Law Minister Atta Tarar said that both the PMLN leaders had resigned from their posts to participate in the by-election campaign. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka
GR confirms to resign on Wednesday; Presidential Polls before March- The Daily Mirror

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will end his presidency on Wednesday after handing in his resignation to the Parliament Speaker after which a decision has been taken to hold a presidential and parliamentary election before March next year, senior political sources told Daily Mirror last evening. Click here to read…

Slain Japanese PM’s funeral tomorrow; SL declares day of mourning- The Daily Mirror

Tomorrow, the country will observe a state of mourning as a mark of respect to the longest served late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Click here to read…

More than 1.5mn litrs of fuel distributed so far: LIOC MD- The Daily Mirror

More than 1.5 million litres of petrol and diesel have been released for distribution so far from the oil terminal at Trincomalee, Manoj Gupta, Managing Director, Lanka IOC PLC said. Click here to read…

India denies report of sending Indian troops to SL- The Daily Mirror
The Indian High Commission in Colombo categorically denied speculative reports in sections of media and social media about India sending her troops to Sri Lanka. Click here to read…

Pope Francis appeals for peace for SL- The Daily Mirror

Pope Francis has renewed his appeal for peace in Sri Lanka today. “I unite myself to the sorrow of the Sri Lankan people, who continue to suffer the effects of political and economic instability,” Pope Francis said on Sunday, following the weekly prayers. Click here to read…

India always stands with Sri Lanka, no refugee crisis at the moment: Jaishankar- The Daily Mirror

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said that India has been providing assistance to Sri Lanka and is monitoring the developments in the island nation adding that there is no refugee crisis now. Click here to read…

EU calls on all parties to focus on a peaceful, democratic transition in SL- The Daily Mirror

The European Union (EU) today called on all parties to cooperate and focus on a peaceful, democratic and orderly transition in Sri Lanka. Click here to read…

US urges SL leaders to work ‘quickly’ to address ‘discontent’- The Daily Mirror

As President Gotabaya Rajapaksa prepares to step down, the United States calls on “the Sri Lankan Parliament to approach this juncture with a commitment to the betterment of the nation – not any one political party,” a State Department spokesperson said as Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Thailand. Click here to read…

IMF hopes for resolution of SL crisis to allow bailout talks- The Daily Mirror

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it is hoping for a resolution to Sri Lanka’s political turmoil that will allow a resumption of talks for a bailout package after a violent day of protests. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 30, 2022

Chinese video gaming billionaire plans relocation with family abroad after draconian Shanghai lockdown: South China Morning Post
June 28, 2022

Huang Yimeng, the billionaire co-founder of one of China’s largest video gaming companies, XD, said he is relocating with his family abroad next year, joining a growing number of rich and educated Chinese people considering emigration amid the country’s rigid Covid-19 measures. Huang, 40, said in an internal memo seen by XD employees that the move will take place “after the next summer break”, without disclosing his destination. He will be travelling for several weeks from Wednesday onwards to make preliminary preparations for the relocation. Click here to read…

Chinese people directly elect 2.6 mln lawmakers at township, county levels: Xinhuanet
June 29, 2022

More than 2.6 million deputies to people’s congresses at the township and county levels have been directly elected across China, a Chinese spokesperson said Wednesday. Over 1 billion voters cast their ballots on a one-person-one-vote basis in the just-concluded elections for lawmakers at the two primary levels, said Song Rui, a senior official with the General Office of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, at a press conference. Click here to read…

Xi inspects Wuhan, stresses China’s self-reliance in science, technology: Xinhuanet
June 29, 2022

President Xi Jinping has stressed keeping the lifeline of science and technology firmly in China’s own hands and making the country’s development more independent, self-reliant and secure. Click here to read…

China urges G7 to cease all attacks, smears against country: Xinhuanet
June 29, 2022

China on Wednesday urged the Group of Seven (G7) to stop attacking and smearing it, and to cease all forms of meddling in China’s internal affairs, following a recent statement issued at a G7 summit making wanton accusations on China-related issues. Click here to read…

China to subsidize refiners if global oil prices surpass 130 USD: Xinhuanet
June 29, 2022

China will subsidize its oil refiners and suspend the raising of domestic fuel prices if global oil prices surpass 130 U.S. dollars a barrel, according to an official notice made public on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China releases action plan to boost industrial energy efficiency: Xinhuanet
June 29, 2022

Chinese regulators have released an action plan on boosting industrial energy efficiency, detailing major targets and tasks to optimize the energy structure as the country takes steady steps to spur green transformation. Click here to read…

China sees flourishing commercialization of sci-tech achievements: Xinhuanet
June 29, 2022

An annual report on the commercialization of China’s scientific and technological achievements was published on Wednesday, showing that it continues to flourish across the country. The report, published in an edition of colleges and research institutes, noted that 466,882 sci-tech commercialization contracts were signed at 3,554 colleges and universities nationwide in 2020, with a total value of 125.61 billion yuan (about 18.7 billion U.S. dollars). Click here to read…

CPC membership exceeds 96.7 million: Xinhuanet
June 29, 2022

The number of the Communist Party of China (CPC) members surpassed 96.71 million at the end of 2021, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee announced on Wednesday. The membership was 3.7 percent up from the 2020 figure, and 15.9 percent more than the figure when the 18th CPC National Congress was held in late 2012, the department said in a report ahead of the 101st founding anniversary of the CPC on July 1.

More than 4.38 million people joined the CPC last year when the Party marked its centenary, figures from the report showed. Click here to read…

ASEAN cooperates on poverty reduction: China Daily
June 29, 2022

China will establish a China-Association of Southeast Asian Nations poverty reduction expert base in the hope that these countries’ governments, research institutions and international organizations can bring together more new concepts and ideas.said Liu Huanxin, head of the National Rural Revitalization Administration. Click here to read…

New plans unveiled to legally import unapproved lifesaving drugs: China Daily
June 29, 2022

China has formulated a plan to facilitate the import of Clobazam, an unapproved epilepsy drug, to address acute medical demand, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday. Along with the National Medical Products Administration, the commission has also released a guideline that applies to all medications approved abroad, but which are currently unavailable in China, and which are in need in small quantities. Click here to read…

Duofu Group acquires Italian helicopter firm in plan for aviation industry: Global Times
June 29, 2022

Chinese firm Duofu Group’s aviation unit has acquired Italian helicopter firm Fama on Tuesday, while revealing a 5 billion yuan-investment plan to build a complete aviation industrial chain covering research and development to production to sales and operation. Click here to read…

People’s Daily Online releases annual report on China’s mobile Internet development: People’s Daily
June 29, 2022

People’s Daily Online formally released its Annual Report on China’s Mobile Internet Development (2022) in Beijing on June 29, 2022. Tang Weihong, head of the Research Institute of the People’s Daily Online introduced the main content of the report during the launching ceremony. Click here to read…

Some media blocked from covering Xi’s handover anniversary visit to Hong Kong: Reuters
June 29, 2022

Journalists from more than seven organisations, including Reuters, have been blocked from covering official ceremonies to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule that President Xi Jinping is due to attend. Click here to read…

JD.com to issue shares worth $220 mln to Tencent for WeChat access: Reuters
June 29, 2022

China’s JD.Com Inc (9618.HK) said on Wednesday it would issue shares worth $220 million to investor Tencent Holdings Inc (0700.HK) over a three-year period to access certain services on the latter’s WeChat platform. Click here to read…

China’s Xi says COVID strategy is ‘correct and effective’: Reuters
June 29, 2022

Chinese president Xi Jinping said the ruling Communist Party’s strategy to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic was “correct and effective” and should be firmly adhered to, the official news agency, Xinhua, said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

NATO labels China a challenge for 1st time in alliance guidelines: Kyodo
June 30, 2022

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Wednesday defined China as a challenge for the first time in its updated guidelines, while also singling out the increasing threat from Russia as the post-Cold War peace in Europe has been shattered by the war against Ukraine. Click here to read…

China quietly cements lockdown rules: Taipei Times
June 30, 2022

A new protocol detailing risk levels and local policy responses would be ‘more scientific and accurate,’ a health agency spokesman said. China’s revised COVID-19 guidelines, which cut a quarantine requirement in half for inbound travelers, also create a standardized policy for mass testing and lockdowns when cases of the disease flare, showing that the country still has a zero-tolerance approach to the virus. Click here to read…

US protectionism hits China hardest, and Chinese are more averse to trade because of it, study finds: South China Morning Post
June 30, 2022

Among all countries, China has been most affected by the United States’ shift toward protectionism in recent years, and this in turn has resulted in Chinese citizens being less supportive of open trade, according to a new study by the Peterson Institute of International Economics (PIIE). The findings are said to suggest that Beijing’s policy response in its tit-for-tat trade war with Washington has been influenced by public attitudes, at least to some extent. Click here to read…

China’s top legislature enacts 69 new laws in ten years: Xinhuanet
June 30, 2022

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and its Standing Committee have enacted 69 new laws and revised 237 laws over the past decade, said the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. As of now, 292 laws are in force, said the department at a press conference Wednesday. Click here to read…

Pakistani PM meets senior Chinese diplomat on bilateral ties, pragmatic cooperation: Xinhuanet
June 30, 2022

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif met with visiting senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi here on Wednesday, with the two sides pledging to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation. Click here to read…

Belt and Road Journalists Forum focuses on media’s social responsibilities: Xinhuanet
June 30, 2022

Nearly 100 leaders of journalist organizations and representatives of media outlets from more than 60 countries and regions attended a virtual forum on Wednesday to discuss the social responsibilities of the media. The 2022 Belt and Road Journalists Forum, the fifth of its kind, was hosted by the All-China Journalist Association (ACJA). Click here to read…

Xi Jinping on Hong Kong’s development, advantages and opportunities: Quishi
June 30, 2022

Hong Kong will mark the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland on Friday. Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, has made important remarks on Hong Kong’s development, advantages and opportunities on many occasions. Click here to read…

Policies aid growth and stability: Quishi
June 30, 2022

Pro-growth policies to speed up infrastructure construction, spur consumption and stabilize growth overall are expected to lend solidity to China’s economy, and the country’s GDP is likely to see positive growth in the second quarter, officials and experts said on Tuesday. The National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic regulator, said China will roll out more policy tools in a timely manner to cope with economic challenges. The country has the confidence and capacity to ensure stable, healthy and sustainable economic development, it added. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 17, 2022

Former Supreme Court official indicted for graft: Xinhuanet
March 17, 2022

Meng Xiang, former chief of the enforcement bureau of the Supreme People’s Court, has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday. Meng’s case has been filed by the People’s Procuratorate of Zhengzhou, Henan Province, to the city’s intermediate people’s court. Click here to read…

State Council committee stresses economic, financial stability: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

The financial stability and development committee under China’s State Council held a meeting on Wednesday, urging measures to keep the country’s major economic indicators within an appropriate range and maintain stable operation of the capital market. Click here to read…

China will not pilot property tax reform in more cities in 2022: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

China’s finance ministry has said there are no suitable conditions this year to expand the country’s list of pilot cities for real estate tax reform. The judgement was made after various aspects were taken into consideration, a Ministry of Finance official told Xinhua when answering questions regarding the real estate tax reform pilot program. Click here to read…

State Council committee stresses economic, financial stability: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

The financial stability and development committee under China’s State Council held a meeting on Wednesday, urging measures to keep the country’s major economic indicators within an appropriate range and maintain stable operation of the capital market. Click here to read…

China’s education ministry stresses mental health amid epidemic: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

In the face of a resurgence of COVID-19 infections, China’s Ministry of Education has launched a variety of arrangements to maintain the provision of education at various levels while ensuring effective epidemic containment, placing increased emphasis on mental health. Click here to read…

China to offer 1 mln internship posts for job seekers: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

China will provide job seekers with no fewer than 1 million internship openings this year to help them find employment as soon as possible, authorities said on Wednesday. The openings will be arranged with concerted efforts from the government and various sectors, and the campaign will strive for the participation of employers, college graduates and unemployed young people, according to a circular released by 10 government organs, including the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Education. Click here to read…

China has 570,000 public legal service centers, says ministry: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

China has established around 570,000 public legal service centers at all levels, covering legal consulting, legal aid, and mediation, among other services, said the Ministry of Justice.

In 2021, volunteer lawyers with a national volunteer campaign on legal aid handled more than 5,000 legal assistance cases, accepted over 74,800 legal consulting requests, and delivered 1,010 lectures promoting the rule of law. They also helped resolve over 1,400 disputes, data from the ministry showed. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 1,860 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
March 16, 2022

The Chinese mainland reported 1,860 new locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections over the past day, down from 3,507 on Monday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Click here to read…

5.1-magnitude quake hits China’s Gansu, no casualties reported: Xinhuanet
March 17, 2022

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Zhangye City, northwest China’s Gansu Province, on Thursday morning, with no casualties reported as of 10 a.m., local authorities said. The earthquake took place at 8:26 a.m. Thursday. The epicenter was monitored at 39.02 degrees north latitude and 97.66 degrees east longitude, at a depth of 9 km, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Click here to read…

High-tech, green development complementary: Quishi
March 17, 2022

China’s greater efforts to promote the integration of the industrial internet, big data, artificial intelligence, 5G and other next-generation information technologies with green manufacturing will bolster the high-quality and low-carbon development of the industrial economy and inject new impetus into economic growth, officials and experts said. Click here to read…

Guarantee of labor rights in Xinjiang improves lives: China Daily
March 17, 2022

The pursuit of social progress, economic prosperity and a higher living standard is the most urgent goal for developing countries, which is in line with people’s demands, said Zheng Liang, a professor at Jinan University’s School of Journalism and Communication, adding that ensuring residents’ labor rights is a significant part of realizing that goal. Click here to read…

Prosperous province tackles low birthrate: China Daily
March 17, 2022

Last year, Jiangsu province recorded a negative natural growth rate for the first time since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The birthrate stood at 5.65 births per 1,000 people and the mortality rate at 6.77 deaths per 1,000, resulting in a growth rate of-1.12, according to the Jiangsu Bureau of Statistics. Click here to read…

Former NEA head gets 13-year bribery sentence: China Daily
March 16, 2022

Liu Baohua, former deputy head of the National Energy Administration, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for accepting bribes worth more than 70 million yuan ($11.04 million), according to ruling made by Qingdao Intermediate People’s Court in Shandong province on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese official clears monetary policies, platform management: Global Times
March 17, 2022

In what Chinese industry insiders compared to as a “fireside chats,” China’s top financial affairs watchdog pledged to bolster steady economic growth and capital markets in a meeting convened on Wednesday. The meeting had sent a fresh signal that the world’s second-largest economy will not pull punches in shoring up its economy for the year despite the downward pressure. Click here to read…

Chinese envoy debunks Ukraine crisis rumors: Global Times

March 16, 2022

Two days after China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi met with US national security advisor Jake Sullivan in Rome, Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang reiterated China’s stance on the Ukraine crisis and hit back at recent rumors and disinformation spread by some US politicians, whose conducts have showed the country’s true face of “an empire of lies” by passing the buck to China, despite knowing that the cause of the crisis is the NATO’s eastward expansion. Click here to read…

Chinese cities gather pace in facilitating rural e-commerce: People’s Daily

March 17, 2022

In order to better leverage e-commerce to sell high-quality agricultural products to more consumers and make logistics services more efficient and cost-effective, various cities in China have carried out helpful explorations to enhance brand building and improve logistics system. Click here to read…

Over 40 million under lockdown in China due to coronavirus surge: Kyodo
March 16, 2022

Over 40 million Chinese have come under lockdown due to a surge in coronavirus cases as the government in Beijing continues to pursue a radical zero-tolerance policy amid skepticism about its effectiveness in the face of the highly infectious Omicron variant. Click here to read…

Reeling from China’s crackdown, Alibaba and Tencent readying big job cuts-sources: Reuters
March 16, 2022

Alibaba Group (9988.HK) and Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) are preparing to cut tens of thousands of jobs combined this year in one of their biggest layoff rounds as the internet firms try to cope with China’s sweeping regulatory crackdown, sources said. Click here to read…

Why rich, young Chinese are less likely to spend abroad than older generations: South China Morning Post
March 17, 2022

Guangdong resident Stephen Yao used to take more than 20 overseas trips a year to buy properties for wealthy Chinese clients in popular tourist destinations like Kyoto, Bangkok, Pattaya and Kuala Lumpur. But the coronavirus pandemic brought an abrupt halt to his business, with his last overseas trip in March 2020. Unable to travel abroad due to border closures, the 46 year old and his middle-aged clients left their overseas properties vacant or rented them at rock bottom prices. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 4, 2022

Agenda of 5th session of 13th National People’s Congress: Xinhuanet
March 4, 2022

The preparatory meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) on Friday adopted the following agenda of the session. Deliberate the report on the work of the government. Review the report on the implementation of the 2021 plan and on the 2022 draft plan for national economic and social development, and the draft plan for national economic and social development in 2022Click here to read…

Chinese political advisors gather in Beijing for annual session: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

Members from various sectors of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have registered for the top political advisory body’s annual session scheduled to open on Friday in Beijing. Click here to read…

China’s economic recovery helps stabilize employment: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

China’s continued economic recovery and robust growth in new industries and business models will help stabilize employment by creating more jobs, a spokesperson for the fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) said Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese envoy discourages action that may escalate situation in Ukraine: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday discouraged action that may escalate the situation in Ukraine. “Blindly exerting pressure and imposing sanctions and creating division and confrontation will only further complicate the situation and result in a rapid negative spillover of the crisis, and affect even more countries,” warned Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations. Click here to read…

Chinese envoy says IAEA’s resolution on Ukraine undermines agency’s independence: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

The resolution on Ukraine’s nuclear security, adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), undermines the agency’s independence as a professional international organization, China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna Wang Qun said Thursday. Click here to read…

China refutes Blinken’s groundless accusations concerning Xinjiang: Xinhuanet
March 2, 2022

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday refuted U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s groundless accusations concerning Xinjiang, noting that all rumors will crumble before the facts. Blinken reportedly said in a video message on Tuesday that China “continues to commit genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang.” Click here to read…

China to raise prices of gasoline, diesel: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

China will raise the retail prices of gasoline and diesel from Friday, the country’s top economic planner said on Thursday. The price of gasoline will increase by 260 yuan (about 41.26 U.S. dollars) per tonne, and the price of diesel will increase by 255 yuan, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. Click here to read…

China’s AG600 large amphibious aircraft gets financial-leasing support: Xinhuanet
March 4, 2022

The development of China’s AG600 large amphibious aircraft has gained support from the financial-leasing sector, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced Thursday. China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of AVIC, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Everbright Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. on Thursday to jointly boost research and development of the AG600 and its future operation, said AVIC. Click here to read…

China to further optimize government services: Quishi
March 3, 2022

China is looking to further optimize its government services, standardizing and normalizing these services and making them more convenient, according to a guideline released by the State Council. Click here to read…

Promoting the Healthy Development of the Digital Economy in China: Quishi
March 3, 2022

At the 34th group study session of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on October 18, 2021, President Xi Jinping stressed that we should give full rein to China’s vast data troves and rich range of fields of application in order to firmly embed digital technology in the real economy, enable the upgrading and transformation of traditional industry, foster new industries, new business forms and models, and build up the strength, quality and size of China’s digital economy. He explained that this should be done while keeping in mind the larger strategic picture of national rejuvenation and the once-in-a-century changes occurring in the world and giving full consideration to our domestic and international imperatives and our development and security needs. Click here to read…

The Communist Party of China and the Country’s Fundamental System: Quishi
March 3, 2022

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Over its century-long history, the CPC has always upheld people’s democracy and has experimented with, established, developed, and refined a new kind of political system in which the people run the country. Click here to read…

West-backed anti-China organization exploits Ukraine crisis to further antagonistic agenda and division: Global Times
March 3, 2022

While the world is under threat of being ripped further apart amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis, some political forces, as opposed to fixing the division, are taking advantage of the turbulence to smear China by peddling false information. Click here to read…

Ukraine crisis threatens China’s discreet pipeline in military technology: Reuters
March 3, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to threaten one of China’s most discreet but important strategic relationships in recent years: its use of Ukraine as a source of technology for the expanding Chinese military. Click here to read…

New Development Bank says it has put new transactions in Russia on hold: Reuters
March 4, 2022

The New Development Bank (NDB) established by the BRICS group of emerging nations said it has put new transactions in Russia on hold. Click here to read…

Internet platforms Tencent, Meituan and Ele.me cut commission fees for SMEs: Global Times
March 3, 2022

A number of Chinese internet platform companies including Tencent, Meituan and Ele.me have announced measures in recent days to reduce commissions for small and medium-sized merchants, as part of an effort to aid embattled small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) amid new waves of the pandemic. Click here to read…

China asked Russia to delay attack: Taipei Times
March 4, 2022

Senior Chinese officials early last month told senior Russian officials not to invade Ukraine before the end of the Winter Olympics, the New York Times reported, quoting White House officials and a European official who cited a Western intelligence report. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, February 8, 2022

Chinese, Sri Lankan FMs exchange congratulations on 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties: Xinhuanet
February 7, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Monday exchanged congratulatory messages on the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic relations. Click here to read…

China’s nuclear reactor wins approval for use in Britain: Xinhuanet
February 7, 2022

China’s Hualong One, a domestically designed third-generation nuclear reactor, has been confirmed adequate for use in Britain, said the designer, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), on Monday. Click here to read…

Olympics demonstrate hydrogen applications: Quishi
February 8, 2022

The use of fleets of hydrogen-fueled vehicles during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is further demonstrating the wider application of the green energy source, and will help in the acceleration of its development, according to industry experts. Click here to read…

China’s top economic planner to launch pork stockpile campaign amid national price drop: Global Times
February 8, 2022

China’s top economic planner announced to launch a pork stockpile campaign in a bid to bolster declining national pork prices, the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said via its official WeChat account on Tuesday. Click here to read…

Hong Kong residents raid supermarket shelves as COVID surge disrupts supplies: Reuters
February 7, 2022

Hong Kong residents crowded supermarkets and neighbourhood fresh food markets on Monday to stock up on vegetables, noodles and other necessities after a record number of COVID-19 infections in the city and transport disruptions at the border with mainland China. Click here to read…

U.S. adds Chinese entities to red-flag export list, WuXi Bio shares plunge: Reuters
February 8, 2022

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday it had added 33 Chinese entities to its so-called ‘unverified list’, which requires U.S. exporters to go through more procedures before shipping goods to the entities. The department said it was taking the step as it was unable to verify the legitimacy and reliability of those entities in relation to their use of U.S. exports. The entities included listed companies, universities as well as aerospace and electronics suppliers.Click here to read…

Chinese free speech advocate takes aim at Tencent over WeChat account shutdown: South China Morning Post
February 7, 2022

A prominent academic has hit out at Chinese tech giant Tencent, accusing it of “trampling on civil rights” after his sixth WeChat account was deleted last week. Peking University law professor He Weifang, a long-standing advocate for legal reform and speech rights in China, made the protest in a handwritten letter dated February 3 and circulated online. Click here to read…

Taiwan views US approval of US$100 million Patriot missile service deal as show of support in face of Beijing: South China Morning Post
February 8, 2022

The Biden Government’s approval of a possible US$100 million deal to Taiwan to support the Patriot missile defence system reflected the United States’ stand in helping Taipei arm itself against growing military threats from Beijing, Taiwan said on Tuesday. Taiwan also hailed the approval as part of US commitments to boost the self-ruled island’s defence and security as tension in the Taiwan Strait mounted. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 28, 2022

China hands punishments to 19,489 officials in December 2021 for violating frugality rules: Xinhuanet
January 27, 2022

China handed punishments to 19,489 officials in December 2021 for violating the country’s eight-point rules on improving Party and government conduct, China’s top anti-graft body announced on its website on Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier holds symposium with foreign experts in China: Xinhuanet
January 27, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday afternoon held a symposium in Beijing with representatives of foreign experts working in China before the Spring Festival or the Chinese Lunar New Year. Li extended Lunar New Year greetings to the foreign experts and thanked them for their contributions to China’s reform, opening-up, and modernization. Click here to read…

China issues 5-year plan to modernize market regulation: Xinhuanet
January 27, 2022

China’s State Council has issued a plan to advance the modernization of the country’s market regulation over the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). The plan calls for continuously optimizing the business environment in China to fully stimulate the vitality of market entities. Click here to read…

Tibet leads the country in resident income growth: Xinhuanet
January 27, 2022

The per capita disposable income for residents in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region expanded 14.7 percent year on year to 24,950 yuan (around 3,936 U.S. dollars) in 2021, leading the country in income growth. The average annual increase of the past two years was 13.1 percent, the regional government announced at a press conference on Thursday. Click here to read…

China vigorously boosts development of outstanding SMEs: Quishi
January 28, 2022

Hubei Kofon intelligent transmission equipment Co., Ltd., an innovative small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) specializing in the research and development (R&D) as well as production of reduction gear, provides more than 85 percent of the reduction gears in pipe jacking machines used in the construction of underground pipe galleries and over 80 percent of the speed reducers in the railings for electronic toll collection (ETC) at expressway toll stations in China. Click here to read…

Strong link between Party and religious work stressed: China Daily
January 28, 2022

China’s top political adviser Wang Yang extended Spring Festival greetings on Thursday to religious figures and believers nationwide and called for efforts to encourage religions in China to better adapt to socialist society. Click here to read…

Floods spark reshuffle in Zhengzhou: China Daily
January 28, 2022

The leadership of Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, which was ravaged by catastrophic flooding last year, has been reshuffled as central authorities sum up lessons from the city’s inadequate emergency response to extreme rainfall, a phenomenon likely to become more frequent amid global warming. Click here to read…

China’s Space Program: A 2021 Perspective: China Daily
January 28, 2022

The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published a white paper titled “China’s Space Program: A 2021 Perspective” on Friday.

Following is the full text of the white paper:

China’s Space Program: A 2021 PerspectiveClick here to read…

NGO of Muslims fooled by anti-China WUC to call for ‘boycott’ of Beijing Games: Global Times
January 28, 2022

The Global Imam Council, which claims to be the world’s first and largest transitional nongovernmental body of Muslim religious leaders, was fooled by the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), a US-backed separatist group which seeks the fall of the Chinese government, to issue a statement calling for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics under the instigation of the WUC’s head, arabiaanews.com.iq reported on Thursday. Click here to read…

Tencent’s employee challenging overtime work triggers hot discussion online: Global Times
January 27, 2022

A new employee at Shenzhen-based Tencent challenging overtime work triggered a hot discussion online on Wednesday with some netizens even saying the move hopes to be the beginning of the end of the “Neijuan” or “internal competition” in the hyper-competitive culture in China’s internet industry. The employee, surnamed Zhang, criticized the fact that managers, only pay attention to the progress of work and ignore the continuous overtime work of developers, according to China’s Twitter-like social media platform Sina Weibo. Click here to read…

China regulator talks to foreign banks to soothe economic concerns: Reuters
January 28, 2022

The China Securities and Regulatory Commission (CSRC) met this week with the executives of top western banks and asset managers to reassure them about the country’s economic prospects after regulatory crackdowns in 2021, three sources said on Friday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 25, 2022

Xu Kunlin elected governor of China’s Jiangsu: Xinhuanet
January 23, 2022

Xu Kunlin was elected governor of east China’s Jiangsu Province by the provincial legislature on Sunday. The 13th Jiangsu Provincial People’s Congress elected the governor at its fifth session. Click here to read…

Former supreme court official expelled from CPC, office: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

Meng Xiang, former chief of the enforcement bureau of the Supreme People’s Court, 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 announced Monday. Click here to read…

Former senior banking regulatory official expelled from CPC for power abuse: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

Cai Esheng, former vice chairman of China’s top banking regulatory body, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for grave violations of Party discipline and laws, the country’s top anti-graft body said in an announcement Monday. Click here to read…

Former deputy head of State Administration of Grain expelled from CPC: Xinhuanet
January 25, 2022

Xu Ming, former deputy head of the State Administration of Grain, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) over severe violations of Party discipline and laws, China’s top anti-graft body announced Monday. Click here to read…

Xi chairs CPC leadership meeting to review report, regulations: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday chaired a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. The meeting reviewed a report from the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau after the Standing Committee heard and discussed the work reports of the leading Party members groups of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Supreme People’s Court, and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, as well as the work report of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee. Click here to read…

China to leverage SMEs in enhancing industrial chains: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

China will improve support for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and help them play better roles in reinforcing the industrial chains, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). In 2022, the country will incubate 3,000 “little giant” firms, which refer to promising small enterprises in their early stage of development, and focusing on high-end technologies, said the ministry. Click here to read…

China maps five-year plan for building modern distribution system: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

China’s top economic planner on Monday unveiled plans for a modern distribution system over the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). By 2025, China expects distribution costs to decrease and for the modern distribution system to become more efficient, meaning the sector will play a significantly larger role in the economy, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Click here to read…

Green, smart transportation sector seen as key objective: Quishi
January 24, 2022

China is looking to gain a competitive edge in the transportation sector during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25) amid a larger drive to foster green, smart and high-quality development over the long run, officials said on Wednesday. Luo Guosan, director of the Department of Infrastructure Development of the National Development and Reform Commission, highlighted the imbalances and inadequacies in the development of comprehensive transportation, saying it is urgent to promote high-quality transportation development. Click here to read…

Officials urge action to address declining birthrate: China Daily
January 25, 2022

China’s birthrate will remain low, and negative population growth is likely in the coming years, but there is no need for excessive stress about the phenomenon, officials said recently. In 2020, the birthrate fell below 10 per 1,000 people (to 8.52) for the first time since records began in 1978, according to the statistical yearbook released by the National Bureau of Statistics in November. Click here to read…

China tests new engine,‘likely to power hypersonic aircraft’: Global Times
January 24, 2022

China on Monday conducted a test flight for a new engine that experts said could power China’s future hypersonic aircraft and near-space plane. The engine, developed by the Laboratory of Spray Combustion and Propulsion under School of Aerospace Engineering at Tsinghua University, successfully conducted a flight test on Monday morning, China Central Television (CCTV) reported. Click here to read…

Chinese auto maker BYD intensifies crackdown on corruption in 2021: Global Times
January 25, 2022

Chinese domestic auto maker BYD intensified a crackdown on corruption in 2021, with 28 suppliers and 94 employees being flagged for violating company regulations while another 22 people involved in seven cases were referred to public security authorities for investigation. Click here to read…

China intellectual voices opposition to Taiwan reunification by force: Kyodo
January 24, 2022

A former professor of Peking University in Beijing has issued a statement against a reunification of Taiwan with the mainland by force, in a rare move by a Chinese intellectual to openly challenge the government’s policy on the island. Zheng Yefu, a 71-year-old sociologist, warned that a military threat to Taiwan would prevent peaceful unification and could even lead to a war among nuclear powers including the United States, while emphasizing the importance of fostering anti-war public sentiment. Click here to read…

China ‘flexes muscles’ at US, Japan: Taipei Times
January 25, 2022

China on Sunday sent 39 warplanes — mostly fighter jets — into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), in its second-largest single-day incursion, the Ministry of National Defense said. Thirteen warplanes entered the zone yesterday, it added. Click here to read…

China’s Tencent fires 70 staff, blacklists 13 firms in anti-graft campaign: Reuters
January 25, 2022

Tencent Holdings, China’s biggest social media and video games company, on Tuesday said it fired nearly 70 staff over bribery and embezzlement incidents last year and named 13 companies it had blacklisted from future contracts. Tencent said in a social media post that it had also reported more than 10 people to authorities over their actions. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 5, 2022

China to practice list-based management for all items requiring administrative approval, implement category-based management of corporate credit risks: Xinhuanet
January 5, 2022

China will practice list-based management for all items requiring administrative approval, to regulate the exercise of power and provide more benefits for enterprises and more accessible services to the public, as decided at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday.Click here to read…

CPC issues regulations on discipline inspection commissions’ work: Xinhuanet
January 4, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued regulations on the work of the Party’s discipline inspection commissions.A circular was released demanding thorough implementation of the regulations which make comprehensive provisions on the leadership system, establishment, operation, duties and self-building of the commissions.
Click here to read…

6,660 5G base stations built in Tibet: Xinhuanet
January 4, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region built 3,083 5G base stations in 2021, bringing the number of 5G base stations in the region to 6,660 in total.The figure was released by Yan Jinhai, acting chairman of the regional government, in his government work report delivered Tuesday at the fifth session of the 11th People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region.Click here to read…

Xi signs mobilization order for military training: China Military
January 4, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday signed a mobilization order for the training of the armed forces, the first order of the Central Military Commission (CMC) in 2022. Signed by Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, the order declared the start of military training for the year.Click here to read…

Xi’an big data bureau head suspended from duty after health code system crashed twice: Global Times
January 5, 2022

Xi’an big data bureau head Liu Jun was suspended from duty for poor performance after the health code system crashed twice amid city-wide COVID-19 screening in the capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, the local authorities said on Wednesday.Click here to read…

China to implement new regulation on algorithm recommendation services: China Daily
January 4, 2022

A new set of rules on algorithm recommendation services will come into effect on March 1, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced Tuesday. The regulation, jointly issued by the CAC and three other departments, stipulates that algorithmic recommendation service providers shall not use technology to engage in illegal activities or spread illegal information, and shall take measures to prevent the dissemination of harmful online content.Click here to read…

China’s central bank issues financial technology development plan: People’s Daily
January 5, 2022

China has released a plan for the development of financial technology from 2022 to 2025 under efforts to spur the digital economy with an improved modern financial system, according to the country’s central bank on Tuesday.Click here to read…

China’s secret wind tunnel is key to testing hypersonic missiles and avoiding airborne mistakes: South China Morning Post
January 5, 2022

The world’s first wind tunnel capable of testing a full-sized hypersonic missile through the critical stages of flight has been operating in China and helped prevent expensive test failures such as setbacks seen in the United States, according to scientists involved in the Chinese project. The facility’s name, location and top Mach rating remained classified, but it had played an important role in China’s hypersonic weapons programme, allowing ground tests that could expose critical engineering and technological issues before missiles go up for a test flight, the researchers said.Click here to read…

US-China reach trade talk ‘stalemate’ despite expiry of phase-one deal as Beijing, Washington remain silent: South China Morning Post
January 5, 2022

China and the United States have reached a “stalemate” in the process to resume trade talks despite the expiry of their phase-one trade deal last week, with no clear indication from either Beijing or Washington of when the silence will be broken. A long-awaited new round of talks between China’s chief trade negotiator, Vice-Premier Liu He, and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has yet to happen.
Liu last met Tai and Yellen via separate video calls in October before the high-profile talk between Xi Jinping and US counterpart Joe Biden in mid-November.Click here to read…

China’s market regulator fines Alibaba, Tencent for failing to report deals: Reuters
January 5, 2022

China’s top market regulator said on Wednesday it has fined units of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK), Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK), and Bilibili Inc for failing to properly report about a dozen deals. According to public filings, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) placed penalties of 500,000 yuan ($78,692) on the companies per deal, the maximum under China’s 2008 anti-monopoly law.Click here to read…

China’s cyberspace regulator to require security reviews for apps that influence public opinion: Reuters
January 5, 2022

China’s cyberspace regulator on Wednesday issued draft rules governing mobile apps, stating that apps with functions that could influence public opinion will need security reviews. The regulator added that mobile app providers must not conduct activities that endanger national security.Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 29, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 28, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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