Tag Archives: Tianjin

China: Daily Scan, July 19, 2022

Chinese vice premier stresses innovation-driven development of Xinjiang: Xinhuanet
July 18, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Monday called for efforts to boost industrial vitalization and innovation-driven development in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Click here to read…

Top political advisor calls for greeting 20th CPC national congress with steady progress: Xinhuanet
July 18, 2022

China’s top political advisor Wang Yang on Monday called for steady progress to greet the convocation of the 20th national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) later this year. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), urged steady progress in improving the quality and efficiency of the CPPCC’s work in the second half of the year. Click here to read…

Beijing issues coupons to boost catering consumption: Xinhuanet
July 18, 2022

Beijing began issuing coupons worth a total of 100 million yuan (14.82 million U.S. dollars) on Monday to spur catering consumption, according to the municipal commerce bureau. Funded by the government and platform enterprises that provide catering services, the promotional campaign is expected to cover more than 70,000 restaurants, the bureau said. Click here to read…

China reaffirms determination to wipe out mafia gangsters, protectors: Global Times
July 18, 2022

China will wipe out all gang-related crime, reaffirmed the top prosecutor on Monday, saying that China has indicted 230,000 people who were engaged in mafia-like gangs and other crimes, and 2,987 people who acted as their protectors, in the three-year national crackdown on gang crimes from 2018 to 2021. Click here to read…

Huawei to launch HarmonyOS 3.0 soon, to shake off US export ban: Global Times
July 18, 2022

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is set to launch an updated version of its self-developed operating system (OS), the HarmonyOS 3.0, on Saturday, putting the firm on the fast track to shake off reliance on Google’s Android, while also paving the way for it to recover from a hobbled handset business amid years of the US’ ruthless sanctions. Click here to read…

Wristbands, big data used to monitor people who commit ‘less serious’ crimes in China: South China Morning Post
July 18, 2022

Chinese prosecutors say they have been using electronic wristbands and big data to monitor people who have committed offences that are not serious enough to warrant arrest. It is part of a move to make fewer arrests and be more cautious about prosecutions under a new criminal justice policy, prosecutors told reporters in Beijing on Monday during a review of progress over the past decade. Click here to read…

Afghan minister holds talks with Chinese mining firm, progress to be expected: Global Times
July 18, 2022

An Afghan government official from the mining sector met with the representative of a Chinese mining company Sunday, and they discussed issues ranging from technical to financial operations of the Aynak copper project, the second-largest copper ore body in the world. But an insider said that no substantive progress was made. Click here to read…

EU, China to hold trade dialogue amid simmering tensions: Reuters
July 19, 2022

The European Union and China will hold a high-level economic and trade dialogue on Tuesday amidst tensions over a number of issues including the war in Ukraine, Xinjiang and an as yet unratified investment agreement. Click here to read…

Japan, China cut holdings of U.S. Treasuries to multi-year lows –data: Reuters
July 19, 2022

Japan and China pared back holdings of U.S. Treasuries in May to multi-year lows, data from the U.S. Treasury department showed on Monday. Japan’s holdings fell to $1.212 trillion, the lowest since January 2020, when the country’s stash of Treasuries was $1.211 trillion. In April, Japan’s holdings were at $1.218 trillion. China’s hoard of U.S. government debt dropped as well to $980.8 billion in May, still the lowest since May 2010 when its holdings were at $843.7 billion, data showed. In April, China had $1.003 trillion in Treasuries. Click here to read…

China’s military puts advanced rocket launch system to the test at high altitude: South China Morning Post
July 19, 2022

China’s military has put the precision strike capability of its new rocket launch system to the test at high altitude, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The People’s Liberation Army used the PCL191 multiple launch rocket system – which is mounted on a truck – to hit a target several kilometres away at a desert shooting range in the west of China during a recent test, Sunday’s report said. Click here to read…

Shanghai enforces new virus testing: Taipei Times
July 19, 2022

Several large Chinese cities, including Shanghai, are on alert due to new clusters of COVID-19 infections, rolling out repeated mass testing or extending lockdowns on millions of residents, with some measures triggering a public outcry. China has reported an average of about 390 local daily infections in the seven days ending on Sunday, higher than about 340 seven days earlier, according to Reuters calculations based on official data as of yesterday. That is tiny compared with a resurgence in other parts of Asia. Click here to read…

China refutes U.S. report on Xinjiang-related issues: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that the issues related to Xinjiang are not about human rights, ethnicity or religion, but about fighting terrorism and separatism, and the Chinese government’s counterterrorism and deradicalization measures have substantially turned the security situation around in Xinjiang. Click here to read…

China, Vietnam agree to strengthen inter-party exchanges: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

Chen Xi, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), held talks with Truong Thi Mai, head of the Organization Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), via video link on Monday. Click here to read…

Researchers propose new AI model to better understand human expectations: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

A research team has proposed an artificial intelligence (AI) system in which robots not only serve as listeners but also speakers, providing an opportunity for AI to better understand human expectations. Click here to read…

Eight injured in apartment building gas explosion in north China’s Tianjin: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

Eight people were injured after a gas explosion in a residential building in Beichen District, north China’s Tianjin Municipality Tuesday morning. The explosion, which took place at around 7:15 a.m. and damaged the six-story building, has not led to life-threathening injuries, according to local authorities. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 199 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported 199 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 134 in Guangxi and 32 in Gansu, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 500 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 14 provincial-level regions on Monday. Click here to read…

Judicial system tightened to better protect minors: China Daily
July 19, 2022

Comprehensive judicial protection for minors is being improved, with some 2,900 people with criminal records and engaged in industries that have close contact with minors removed from their posts since 2020, senior prosecutors said on Monday. Click here to read…

Number of legal disputes rises: China Daily
July 19, 2022

The number of civil disputes related to bride prices surged from dozens in 2009 to tens of thousands at the peak in 2016, before leveling off in the thousands, according to China Judgments Online, an official government database that reports court decisions from across the country. Click here to read…

China, India agree at latest commander-level meeting to work out mutually acceptable resolution of remaining border issues at the earliest: Global Times
July 19, 2022

The resolution of the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) can help in the restoration of peace and tranquility of the region and enable progress in bilateral relations, China and India reaffirmed after a commander level meeting on Sunday, called by both as “frank and in-depth.” Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 23, 2022

China’s top political advisor calls for fostering green, low carbon development: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

China’s top political advisor Wang Yang has called for efforts to foster high-quality growth that embodies green and low-carbon development. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), chaired the closing meeting of the 22nd session of the Standing Committee of the 13th CPPCC National Committee and delivered a speech on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Full Text: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum in virtual format and delivered a keynote speech titled “Keep Abreast of the Trend of the Times to Shape a Bright Future” on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China’s central SOEs up investment in new infrastructure: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

China’s centrally administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are ramping up investment in new types of infrastructure to facilitate industrial transformation, data from the country’s top state-asset regulator showed. Click here to read…

Jing Junhai elected Party chief of China’s Jilin: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022

Jing Junhai has been elected secretary of the Jilin Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Jing was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 12th CPC Jilin Provincial Committee on Wednesday. Click here to read…

China, ASEAN vow to strengthen defense, security cooperation: China Military
June 22, 2022

The 13th China-ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Informal Meeting was held via video link on Wednesday. The meeting was co-chaired by Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe and General Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Combodia, the rotating chair of ASEAN. Click here to read…

Plan promotes cultural digitalization: China Daily
June 23, 2022

The digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way in which culture and cultural services are produced, distributed and accessed. With its wealth of cultural resources, China is set to embrace this revolution with a grand plan: the digitization of culture. Click here to read…

China bans 31 misbehaviors by livestreamers in latest effort to clean up cyberspace: Global Times
June 22, 2022

China’s top media and culture authorities on Wednesday jointly issued behavior norms to guide livestreamers, prohibiting 31 kinds of misbehavior including smearing Chinese culture, historic figures and national heroes, and hyping sensitive issues, in a move to promote a healthy cyberspace amid public calls for more regulation due to wrongdoings in the booming industry. Click here to read…

2022 marks ‘year of launch’ for BRICS remote satellite network: Global Times
June 22, 2022

As the 14th BRICS Summit kicks off, China National Space Administration (CNSA) revealed to the Global Times the latest development and more details on cooperation in joint observation and data sharing of the remote sensing satellites among the five major emerging economies -Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Click here to read…

Two Chinese rights lawyers face trial for state subversion: Reuters
June 22, 2022

Two prominent Chinese rights lawyers are set to go on trial behind closed doors this week on charges of state subversion, campaign groups said, part of a clampdown on dissent and rights activism under President Xi Jinping. Hearings for Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi were scheduled in Linshu county court in the northeastern province of Shandong on Wednesday and Friday, respectively, relatives and friends told Reuters. Click here to read…

USTR Tai calls U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods ‘significant’ leverage: Reuters
June 22, 2022

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Wednesday said that she views tariffs on Chinese goods as “a significant piece of leverage” in the U.S.-China trade relationship and removing them would likely have a limited effect on controlling short-term inflation. Click here to read…

Border issues with India should be resolved through dialogue: Reuters
June 22, 2022

China and India should resolve their border issues through dialogue and consultation as the two countries’ common interests outweigh their differences, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday. Wang spoke during a meeting with Pradeep Kumar Rawat, India’s new ambassador to China, according to a statement issued by China’s foreign ministry. Click here to read…

China’s electricity demand soars as heatwaves bake northern, central provinces: South China Morning Post
June 22, 2022

Heatwaves in northern and central China drove up electricity demand to record levels as millions switched on air conditioners to escape the sweltering conditions, while floodwaters in the south submerged villages and trapped city residents. On Wednesday, China’s meteorological administration issued orange alert warnings for high temperatures in regions across the provinces of Shandong, Henan and Hebei. Several cities in Shandong, China’s second-most populous province, have issued “red alert” high temperature warnings, which have pushed up demand for air conditioning among the region’s more than 100 million people. Click here to read…

G-7, NATO leaders to highlight China challenge, pressure Russia: Kyodo
June 23, 2022

The Group of Seven industrialized nations are expected to step up efforts to address China’s “coercive economic practices” when their leaders meet in Germany later in June, while increasing pressure on Russia to end the war in Ukraine, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Click here to read…

Beijing children must take COVID-19 tests to play in the park: Taipei Times
June 23, 2022

Beijing is tightening its hardline “zero COVID” rules, mandating that children show a negative test result to enter parks in China’s capital. Children older than three will need to show a green health code on the system that controls people’s movements, as well as a negative COVID-19 result no older than 72 hours, a statement from the Beijing Municipal Administration Center of Parks said. Click here to read…

7 injured of Tianjin gas explosion discharged from hospital; 9 held accountable under custody: Global Times
June 23, 2022

Seven people who were injured in the gas explosion in Baodi, North China’s Tianjin Municipality on Tuesday afternoon have been discharged from the hospital,while nine individuals responsible for the accident are under custody, the local authorities announced on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Culprits punished in Henan health code scandal: China Daily
June 23, 2022

Five people, including four officials, in Henan province have been punished after they were found to have abused their power to turn people’s health codes red for non-epidemic reasons, according to an investigation report on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Supercomputer, AI to speed up drug discoveries: China Daily
June 23, 2022

Using artificial intelligence and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, Chinese scientists are engineering otherwise unknown chemicals designed for future clinical use. The Tianhe-2 supercomputer, located in the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, ranked as the world’s fastest supercomputer in June 2013, holding the top spot for three years and today still ranks among the world’s top 10. Click here to read…

China’s largest social media platform pledges crackdown on rumors: Global Times
June 23, 2022

WeChat, one of China’s most popular social media platforms, announced on Wednesday that it will launch a crackdown on accounts and content that create or spread online rumors and false information related to hot social security issues. Click here to read…

Xi stresses need to build basic data systems, enhance administrative division management: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged efforts to accelerate the construction of basic systems for data and improve work on administrative divisions. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while chairing the 26th meeting of the central commission for deepening overall reform. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 13 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022

The Chinese mainland Wednesday reported 13 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including nine in Shanghai, three in Beijing, and one in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 21, 2022

Li Hongzhong elected Party chief of China’s Tianjin: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

Li Hongzhong has been elected secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Tianjin Municipal Committee. Li was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 12th CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee on Monday. Click here to read…

CPC promulgates regulations on political consultation work: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has promulgated a set of regulations on the Party’s work regarding political consultation, and issued a notice to facilitate the implementation. Approved at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on May 27, the regulations consist of 31 articles in eight chapters. Click here to read…

Former senior provincial official arrested for suspected bribery: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

Zhang Jinghua, former deputy secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said. Click here to read…

Policies help to finance water conservation: Quishi
June 20, 2022

China will introduce a series of preferential policies to ensure that the country’s total investment into water conservancy development reaches at least 800 billion yuan ($119 billion) this year, said Wei Shanzhong, vice-minister of water resources. According to the ministry, the country’s total investment into such projects stood at 802.8 billion yuan in 2021, up 4.2 percent from the previous year. Click here to read…

Xi encourages PLA infantry academy students to contribute to strengthening armed forces: China Military
June 20, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged students from the Army Infantry Academy of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to contribute to the cause of strengthening China’s armed forces. Click here to read…

New China-Turkmenistan natural gas field in operation: Global Times
June 20, 2022

A new natural gas project between China and Turkmenistan has begun operations, which is set to further boost bilateral economic ties in areas including energy and infrastructure, help ensure China’s energy supply amid rising energy prices and diversify China’s sources of energy imports against the backdrop of global uncertainties. Click here to read…

China power demand sets new records as heatwaves bake northern cities: Reuters
June 20, 2022

Power consumption surged in Chinese provinces north of the Yangtze river due to warmer-than-normal weather, with regions like Henan, China’s third-most populous province, being tested to meet record electricity demand. The maximum power demand load in Henan, which has a population of nearly 100 million people, set a new record of 65.34 million kilowatts on Sunday, state television reported on Monday. Click here to read…

N. Korea abruptly stops importing COVID containment goods from China: Reuters
June 20, 2022

North Korea abruptly stopped importing COVID-19 prevention and control products from China in May, trade data released by Beijing showed, after the country bought face masks and ventilators from its neighbour in previous months. Click here to read…

China building Waste Mountain: Taipei Times
June 21, 2022

Hazmat-suited workers poke plastic swabs down millions of throats in China each day, leaving bins bursting with medical waste that has become the environmental and economic levy of the nation’s “zero COVID-19” strategy. China is the last major economy wedded to stamping out infections no matter the cost. Near-daily testing is the most commonly used weapon in an anti-virus arsenal that includes snap lockdowns and forced quarantines when just a few cases are detected. Click here to read…

China’s political party school in Africa takes first students from 6 countries: South China Morning Post
June 21, 2022

Future leaders from ruling political parties in Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola have attended their first session at a training school funded with US$40 million support from China’s Communist Party. Construction of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School in Kibaha, 40km (25 miles) outside Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, was financed by the six ruling parties of the southern African countries. The additional support came from the ruling party in Beijing through its International Liaison Department, the bureaucracy in charge of promoting Chinese ideology overseas and inter-party diplomacy. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 9 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported nine locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including six in Shanghai and three in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Click here to read…

Political advisors discuss high quality development: China Daily
June 21, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee convened a meeting on Monday to discuss high quality, green and low carbon development. Click here to read…

Original verdict upheld for former official at China’s top court: Global Times
June 21, 2022

The Beijing Municipal High People’s Court on Monday announced a public verdict in the case against Wang Linqing, a former official at China’s top court, rejecting his appeal and upholding the original verdict. In May, Wang was sentenced to 14 years in prison and given a fine of 1 million yuan ($150,000) for taking bribes and illegally obtaining national secrets. Click here to read…

Ningxia launches first intermodal freight train to Iran via Caspian Sea: Global Times
June 21, 2022

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region launched the first sea-rail intermodal freight train to Iran on Monday, forming a new international logistics channel via the Caspian Sea. The new line, combined with other China-Europe freight rail routes, will contribute to building a global transportation network covering sea, rail and road transport. Click here to read…

Chinese, Russian companies pursue rising yuan trade settlements: Global Times
June 21, 2022

Traders see a growing potential for local currency settlements in trade, especially between China and Russia under the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) framework, as the countries are seeking alternatives to chip away at dollar dominance. While the US dollar hegemony continues to shadow world trade, closer economic and trade ties would be needed more than ever among the BRICS member states, and further cooperation in areas such as local currency settlement could be brought up at the upcoming BRICS Summit, experts said. Click here to read…

China’s east-to-west computing resource transfer project in full swing: People’s Daily
June 21, 2022

The industrial park has attracted more than 100 tenants, including government bodies, world-renowned cloud computing service providers, large Internet companies, and banks and insurance institutions. “The annual average temperature in Hohhot city is eight degrees Celsius, so data centers in the city can use natural cooling sources for about five months of the year,” an executive of Chinese telecom operator China Unicom’s cloud data center in Hohhot explained. Click here to read…

China to further deepen, substantiate BRICS cooperation: People’s Daily
June 21, 2022

When changes in the world, our times and history are unfolding today in ways like never before, China looks forward to working with fellow BRICS members to further deepen and substantiate BRICS cooperation, cement the BRICS strategic partnership, draw up a new blueprint for BRICS cooperation, and make greater contributions to safeguarding peace and stability and promoting development and prosperity by hosting the 14th BRICS Summit under the theme of “Foster High-quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 2, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collaborative research probes antimatter: China Daily
June 2, 2022

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

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

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

China: Daily Scan, April 29, 2022

Land-sea trade corridor connects 107 countries, regions: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

The New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, a trade and logistics passage, has expanded its reach to 315 ports in 107 countries and regions, according to the municipal government of southwest China’s Chongqing. The corridor is jointly built by Singapore and provincial-level regions of western China, with Chongqing as its center of operations. Click here to read…

Digitalization helps more people in China discover joy of reading: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022

Cheng Zhiwu, a 70-year-old from central China’s Hubei Province, has downloaded some 600 digital books on a reading App on his tablet computer. “I’ve found so much joy in reading or listening to digital books as a way to keep up with the times and enrich my golden years,” said Chen, adding that he spends some four to five hours a day on the reading App. Click here to read…

Cooperation center for China-Pacific Island countries climate change launched: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

A cooperation center for China and Pacific Island countries on climate change was launched Thursday in east China’s Shandong Province. Jointly built by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and Shandong Province, the center is located in Shandong’s Liaocheng City, according to the foreign affairs office of the provincial government of Shandong. Click here to read…

Chinese vice FM defends China-Solomon Islands security agreement: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng on Thursday defended the signing of the inter-governmental framework agreement on security cooperation between China and Solomon Islands as a right of two sovereign states. Click here to read…

China urges “crisis maker” U.S. to clarify bio-military activities: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

A Chinese defense spokesperson on Thursday called the United States the true creator of bio-crises and urged the country to clarify its bio-military activities. Noting that biological weapons are weapons of mass destruction, Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, said that the recently uncovered bio-military activities conducted by the United States in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) have become a source of concern for members of the international community, including China. Click here to read…

China to temporarily adjust coal tariffs to zero: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

China will impose provisional zero tariffs on coal imports from May to secure energy supply, an official statement said Thursday. According to the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council, over the next 11 months, starting May 1, seven types of coal products including coking coal and brown coal will enjoy zero tariffs. Click here to read…

Beijing green-lights pilot operation of vehicles with unmanned driver’s seat: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Beijing on Thursday became the first Chinese city to green-light the pilot commercial operation of self-driving passenger vehicles without anyone in the driver’s seat. With safety supervisors in the front passenger seat, the first batch of 14 driverless cars received approval to hit the road under pilot commercial operation. Click here to read…

China launches learning app for middle, primary school students: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

China has launched a mobile app to provide middle and primary school students with more convenient ways to study online amid COVID-19 resurgence, according to the Ministry of Education. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 5,646 new local COVID-19 cases, 5,487 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 5,646 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 5,487 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Friday. Click here to read…

Shanghai new COVID-19 cases: 5,487 confirmed, 9,545 asymptomatic: Xinhuanet
April 29, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 5,487 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 9,545 local asymptomatic carriers on Thursday, the municipal health commission said Friday. Of the newly confirmed cases, 5,062 had previously been reported as asymptomatic carriers, the commission said in a statement. Click here to read…

South China airport cancels flights amid COVID-19 outbreak: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Baiyun airport in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, has announced the cancellation of domestic passenger flights following the discovery of more COVID-19 cases. Click here to read…

Shanghai requires enterprises to pay employees during COVID-19 quarantine: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

Shanghai on Thursday issued a guideline stating that enterprises should pay wages to their employees who cannot work normally due to COVID-19 quarantines. According to the document released by the municipal human resources and social security bureau, enterprises are banned from terminating labor contracts when employees are placed in quarantine for treatment or are under medical observation, or they cannot work normally due to other emergency measures implemented by the government. Click here to read…

East China city orders routine nucleic acid testing for COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

The eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou on Thursday ordered routine nucleic acid testing for local residents as it strives to cut off transmission of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19. Click here to read…

Beijing schools to start holiday one day earlier over COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 28, 2022

All primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and secondary vocational schools in Beijing will start the May Day holiday one day ahead of schedule due to the COVID-19 epidemic, local authorities said Thursday. Click here to read…

Shanghai enhances capacity to handle epidemic-related waste: Xinhuanet

April 28, 2022

Shanghai has expanded its capacity to dispose of epidemic-related waste to over 1,400 tonnes daily at present, from 300 tonnes per day before the latest round of COVID-19 resurgence started in March, according to the municipal bureau of ecology and environment. Click here to read…

HKSAR chief executive stresses staying vigilant in fighting COVID-19: Xinhunaet
April 29, 2022

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Thursday stressed that the HKSAR government will not let its guard down in fighting COVID-19 despite dwindling infections in the global financial hub. Click here to read…

Just-concluded online Canton Fair enjoys great popularity: Quishi
April 29, 2022

The online Canton Fair, which is hailed as the “barometer” and “wind vane” of China’s foreign trade, has built a unique economic and trade bridge for Chinese and foreign exhibitors and buyers. Click here to read…

China, Oman vow to promote strategic partnership, military cooperation: China Military
April 29, 2022

Senior officials from China and Oman pledged on Thursday to further promote their strategic partnership and boost military cooperation. They made the pledge during a meeting between Omani Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik Al Said and visiting Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe in Muscat, capital of Oman. Click here to read…

U.S. should return to rational, pragmatic policy toward China: People’s Daily
April 29, 2022

As the spillovers of the Ukraine crisis continue to spread, the international situation is increasingly complex and grave. The U.S., the instigator of the crisis, has neither reflected on its mistakes nor done its duty for world peace and security by trying all means to promote a ceasefire and peace talks. Click here to read…

Flights canceled in Guangzhou after workers test positive for coronavirus: China Daily
April 28, 2022

All domestic flights to and from the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport before noon on Thursday have been canceled and a portion of the flights will be carried out in the afternoon after some workers at the airport tested abnormally against the coronavirus on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Beijing health code app attacked by hackers: China Daily
April 28, 2022

Beijing Jiankangbao, a mobile-based app used to check health codes and provide nucleic acid testing results during the COVID-19 epidemic, has been attacked by overseas hackers according to Wei Bin, an official from the capital’s municipal government. Click here to read…

Beijing approves nation’s first driverless robotaxi permits: China Daily
April 29, 2022

Beijing granted China’s first autonomous driving permits to two robotaxi operators-Baidu Inc and Pony.ai-on Thursday that for the first time allows the removal of a safety operator from the driver’s seat on public roads in the capital. Click here to read…

International Forum on People-to-People Exchange and Academic Cultural Season of Confucius Institute held in Peking University: Global Times
April 28, 2022

On April 25, 2022, “The International Forum on People-to-People Exchange and Academic Cultural Season of Confucius Institute, Peking University,” co-hosted by the Office of Confucius Institute, the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding (iGCU), and the Office of Global Communication was officially launched at the Moonlight Hall of the Overseas Exchange Center at Peking University. Click here to read…X

Guangzhou launches mass nucleic acid testing in three districts after four infections discovered: Global Times
April 28, 2022

Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province launched mass nucleic acid testing in three districts on Thursday after discovering three confirmed cases and a silent virus carrier at the Baiyun International Airport on the same day. Click here to read…

Pakistan urged to fix counter-terror shield for all Chinese projects and personnel, especially during political reshuffle: Global Times
April 28, 2022

After claiming responsibility for the terror attack that struck the Confucius Institute within the University of Karachi on Tuesday and killed three Chinese teachers and a Pakistani driver, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), a militant separatist group, warned China of more deadly attacks, and Chinese experts urged the Pakistani government to take immediate and firm actions on protecting Chinese nationals and projects and to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts. Click here to read…

More than 12 mln in Shanghai can leave homes as COVID risk ebbs: Reuters
April 29, 2022

As many as 12.38 million Shanghai residents, nearly half the population of China’s financial hub, are now in lower-risk areas, meaning they can leave their homes, the government said on Friday. Shanghai, battling China’s biggest ever COVID-19 outbreak, put the entire city into lockdown at the beginning of the month, though it has cautiously lifted some restrictions on residential areas that have gone two weeks without a positive case. Click here to read…

One case sees Guangzhou mass test and cancel flights: Taipei Times
April 29, 2022

The Chinese megacity of Guangzhou yesterday canceled hundreds of flights and launched mass testing of 5.6 million people after one suspected COVID-19 case, while Beijing closed some public spaces and stepped up checks at others, as most of the capital’s 22 million residents turned up for more mass testing aimed at averting a Shanghai-like lockdown. Click here to read…

Beijing called on to let Morrison Lee leave China: Taipei Times
April 29, 2022

An international human rights group has called on Beijing to release Morrison Lee, a Taiwanese who served a 22-month prison sentence for spying in China, but since his release last year has been prevented from leaving the country. Beijing’s refusal to allow Lee to depart contravenes China’s domestic laws and international treaty obligations, Safeguard Defenders wrote in a news release on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Liao Guoxun, mayor of China’s port city Tianjin, dead at 59: South China Morning Post
April 29, 2022

Liao Guoxun, mayor of the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin, has died after a sudden illness, according to the municipality’s Communist Party newspaper. He was 59.
Tianjin Daily said on its WeChat account on Thursday that Liao, who was also the city’s deputy party chief, had died a day earlier, without elaborating on the cause of death.
He was last seen in public on Monday, along with Tianjin party chief Li Hongzhong and other officials at a meeting about curbing pollution. According to video clips of the event broadcast on Tianjin TV, Liao appeared to be in good health. Click here to read…

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Xi stresses better understanding, use of CPC’s centenary historical experience: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called for efforts to deepen the review, study, education and promotion of the CPC’s history so as to better understand and make good use of the historical experience of the Party over the past century..Click here to read…

Vice Premier calls for more efforts to stabilize employment: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday called for stronger efforts to keep employment stable. Hu made the remarks while addressing a meeting of the leading group on employment work under the State Council in Beijing..Click here to read…

New energy car registration in China up nearly 60 pct in 2021: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

The number of new energy cars registered in China reached 7.84 million in 2021, up more than 59 percent year on year, data from the Ministry of Public Security showed Tuesday. The figure represents 2.6 percent of the total number of cars in the country, said the ministry, adding that China has seen the number of newly registered new energy cars increase rapidly in the past five years..Click here to read…

China working to make IPR public services more convenient, smarter: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

China will endeavor to provide more convenient and smarter public services in the field of intellectual property rights (IPR) during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to a plan issued by the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA)..Click here to read…

Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Sun Weidong at Webinar Themed on “Together for a Shared Future”: Global Times
January 12, 2022

Mr Wan Xuejun, Deputy Director General of International Relations Department, Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,.Click here to read…

Aerial refueling-capable Z-20, stealth chopper expected in China, says chief designer: Global Times
January 11, 2022

China’s Z-20 utility tactical helicopter could get upgrades including the ability to receive aerial refueling, the chopper’s chief designer said on Tuesday, who also suggested the possible existence of a stealth helicopter and the development of the country’s domestically built heavy-lift helicopter..Click here to read…

China unveils guidelines to stabilize trade: Global Times
January 12, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, on Tuesday called for efforts to ensure domestic supplies of commodities, as part of guidelines to stabilize exports and imports as a countercyclical buffer against uncertainty clouding the trade landscape..Click here to read…

Seawin makes progress in fertilizer trade dispute with Sri Lanka through negotiation: Global Times
January 11, 2022

Seawin Biotech, a Chinese company involved in a $49.7 million fertilizer trade dispute with Sri Lanka, has made progress in exporting organic fertilizers to Sri Lanka, the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka told the Global Times on Tuesday. The dispute, which started in October, centers on Sri Lankan officials’ rejection of the Chinese fertilizers, citing what Chinese sources call shady claims of quality issues. .Click here to read…

China unveils plan to safeguard water security: China Daily
January 12, 2022

China has released a plan to improve the country’s capability to safeguard its water security during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). The plan, jointly released by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Water Resources, is the first five-year plan for water security to be implemented on the national level..Click here to read…

14th Five-Year Plan outlines stronger online copyright protection: China Daily
January 12, 2022

The National Copyright Administration of China recently published the 14th Five-Year Plan for Copyright Protection, outlining 26 key tasks in six areas: the copyright law system; the administrative protection system; the need to crack down on infringement and piracy; the social services framework; international cooperation and exchange; and the development of related sectors. According to the plan, more than 5 million copyrights will have been registered by 2025, and the contribution of the copyright industry to GDP will have grown to 7.5 percent..Click here to read…

Chinese cities tighten COVID-19 curbs as Tianjin battles Omicron outbreak: Reuters
January 11, 2022

Cities across China are imposing tougher restrictions to try to control new outbreaks of COVID-19, with Tianjin battling the highly contagious Omicron variant which has been detected to have been transmitted locally in two other provinces. A Tianjin official told a Tuesday press briefing that 49 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms have been detected during the latest outbreak. The city of 14 million people, around 100km (62 miles) from Beijing, is now implementing tough controls to stop the coronavirus from spreading, especially to neighbouring Beijing..Click here to read…

China’s civil servants ordered to tighten their belts: South China Morning Post
January 12, 2022

For Timothy Tian, like millions of other Chinese civil servants, the forthcoming Lunar New Year promises to be an austere one as government workers face the toughest round of belt-tightening in a decade.Even if Covid restrictions allow it, the city government worker from the eastern province of Zhejiang cannot afford to travel after his monthly pay packet was cut by about 2,000 yuan (US$315) to 5,000 yuan..Click here to read…

China buys sanctioned oil from Iran: Taipei Times
January 12, 2022

China last year doubled down on imports of Iranian and Venezuelan crude, taking the most from the US-sanctioned regimes in three years, as refiners brushed off the risk of penalties to scoop up cheap oil. Crude processors in the world’s biggest importer were observed to have bought 324 million barrels from Iran and Venezuela last year, about 53 percent more than a year earlier, data from market intelligence firm Kpler showed. That is the most since 2018, when China took 352 million barrels from the two nations..Click here to read…