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China: Daily Scan, July 12, 2022

China urges to uphold vision of peace, development, independence, inclusiveness: Xinhuanet
July 11, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Monday that China chooses to join hands with ASEAN members and other regional countries to adhere to the vision of peace, development, independence and inclusiveness. Click here to read…

China to continue increasing long-term loans to manufacturing sector: Xinhuanet
July 11, 2022

China’s top banking and insurance regulator on Monday issued a circular urging efforts to continue the rapid growth of medium and long-term loans to the manufacturing sector. Banking and insurance institutions should optimize resource allocation and improve services to support the manufacturing sector, said the circular released by the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. Click here to read…

China sees rapid growth of patent agencies: Xinhuanet
July 11, 2022

China has witnessed increasing patent applications and business requirements for patent agencies, according to a report on patent agency industry development. The report, compiled by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), shows that there were 3,934 patent agencies nationwide, with 26,840 licensed patent agents by the end of 2021. Click here to read…

China’s auto exports surge in June: Xinhuanet
July 11, 2022

China’s auto exports sustained their growth momentum last month, hitting a record high and soaring 57.4 percent year on year, industry data showed on Monday. In June, auto companies exported a total of 249,000 vehicles, climbing 1.8 percent from a month earlier, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Click here to read…

China to help enterprises achieve high-quality development with aid of colleges, universities: Xinhuanet
July 11, 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…

Alleged sexual assault incident at Peking University draws online debate, police investigation underway: China Daily
July 11, 2022

Peking University is looking into a case of alleged sexual misconduct by a postgraduate supervisor after one of his students claimed that he had sexually assaulted her. The university’s School of Pharmaceutical Sciences convened a special investigation team to look into the student’s complaint and a preliminary investigation has already been completed, according to a statement issued by the Faculty Ethics and Discipline Office of the Peking University Health Science Center on Monday. Click here to read…

Morning blast rocks community in Changchun: China Daily
July 11, 2022

No injuries were reported after an explosion in the Jingyue High-Tech Industrial Development Zone in Changchun, Jilin province, on Monday morning, the local government said. The blast occurred at 5:02 am in a restaurant in a residential community. Click here to read…

Former minister of justice accused of taking bribes: China Daily
July 11, 2022

Former minister of justice Fu Zhenghua, who is suspected of accepting bribes and abusing his power for personal gain, is being prosecuted in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin province, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate released on its official website on Monday. Click here to read…

China to launch first comprehensive solar probe: China Daily
July 11, 2022

China will launch its first comprehensive solar probe, the Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory, in October, opening a new chapter in the country’s exploration of the sun, according to the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Click here to read…

China’s first homemade subsea tree for oil drilling put into use in S.China Sea, breaks foreign monopoly: Global Times
July 11, 2022

China’s first domestically developed subsea Christmas tree for oil drilling was recently installed and officially put into operation in the South China Sea, breaking the long-term monopoly of foreign products in this field, the Global Times learned from its developer on Monday. Click here to read…

China’s high-speed railways further boost tourism: People’s Daily
July 11, 2022

The Zhengzhou-Chongqing High-Speed Railway also passes through central China’s Hubei Province and the area best known for the Three Gorges Reservoir. The railway links many popular tourist attractions such as Henan’s Shaolin Temple, Hubei’s Shennongjia, and Ciqikou, an ancient town in Chongqing. The line cuts the travel time between Zhengzhou and Chongqing from about eight hours to around four hours. Click here to read…

Myanmar’s junta rolls out Chinese camera surveillance systems in more cities: Reuters
July 11, 2022

Myanmar’s junta government is installing Chinese-built cameras with facial recognition capabilities in more cities across the country, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said. In tenders to procure and install the security cameras and facial recognition technology, the plans are described as safe city projects aimed at maintaining security and, in some cases, preserving civil peace, said the people who are or have been involved in the projects. Click here to read…

China’s cash crisis culprit named by police, said to have run powerful criminal gang since 2011: South China Morning Post
July 11, 2022

Police in Henan province have shed new light on the alleged culprit behind arguably one of China’s largest financial scandals, in which billions of yuan worth of deposits – comprising the savings of thousands of people – were frozen in rural banks. Click here to read…

China debt: local governments target amateur investors in new round of risky credit expansion: South China Morning Post
July 12, 2022

For William Liu, a Zhejiang-based manufacturing entrepreneur, seeing a slew of risky new investment products crop up online evokes a sense of déjà vu. In 2016, he lost all of his money after investing with two funds that bought debt being used to fund local government projects, but which ultimately never saw the light of day. Now, as China embarks on another infrastructure push to save the economy, wary investors such as Liu and some industry insiders fear that another round of risky debt expansion could be under way. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 69 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 12, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported 69 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 22 in Guangdong and nine in both Henan and Hainan, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 278 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 12 provincial-level regions. Click here to read…

China issues guidelines banning construction of skyscrapers over 500m to improve urban landscape: Global Times
July 12, 2022

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner, issued guidelines on Tuesday to ban the construction of skyscrapers over 500 meters high, and China will strictly limit construction of buildings over 250 meters high. Click here to read…

Symposium on studying Xi Jinping’s economic thought held in Beijing: People’s Daily
July 12, 2022

A symposium took place in Beijing Monday to mark the publication of the study outline for Xi Jinping’s economic thought. He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), attended the event. Speaking at the symposium, He urged efforts to uphold Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping’s economic thought, and make solid progress in the work related to economic and social development. Click here to read…

Oil slides as renewed China COVID curbs temper fuel demand outlook: Reuters
July 12, 2022

Oil prices fell on Tuesday as fresh COVID-19 curbs in China, the world’s biggest crude importer, and fears of a global economic slowdown weighed on the fuel demand outlook. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 01, 2022

Cai Qi elected Party chief of Beijing: Xinhuanet
June 30, 2022

Cai Qi has been elected secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Beijing Municipal Committee. Cai was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 13th CPC Beijing Municipal Committee on Thursday. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to stop suppression of Chinese firms: Xinhuanet
June 30, 2022

The United States should immediately correct its mistakes and stop sanctioning and suppressing Chinese enterprises, China’s commerce ministry said Thursday. Shu Jueting, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce, made the comments in response to recent U.S. moves to impose sanctions on relevant Chinese companies on excuses related to Russia, Iran, and military links at a press briefing. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to immediately cease malicious cyber activities: Xinhuanet
June 30, 2022

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday the United States is worthy of the name of the “empire of wiretapping” and “empire of secret stealing,” urging the country to stop its malicious cyber activities immediately. Click here to read…

Desert highway in southern Xinjiang opens: China Daily
June 30, 2022

A desert highway in the south of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region opened on Thursday, slashing travel time, benefiting local residents and boosting regional socioeconomic development, according to the line’s constructor. The 334-kilometer highway, linking Yuli and Qiemo counties in Bayingolin Mongol autonomous prefecture, is located at Tarim Basin between the southern slope of the Tianshan Mountains and the north side of the Altun Mountains.Click here to read…

644,000 punished since 2012 for violating Party rules on frugality: China Daily
June 30, 2022

About 4.71 million people were placed under investigation for suspected violation of Party disciplines and laws from the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012 to the end of April, an official said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Naval base project not aimed at any nation, ministry says: China Daily
June 30, 2022

The Ream Naval Base’s upgrade project in Cambodia, which is aided by China, is legitimate and doesn’t target any third party, said a spokesman for the Chinese Defense Ministry on Thursday. Click here to read…

China punishes 4.7 million people in decade-long anti-graft campaign: Global Times
June 30, 2022

China has won an overwhelming victory in the fight against corruption in the past decade with the anti-graft watchdog investigating 4.39 million cases and punishing 4.7 million people as of April. Chinese observers believe upholding the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is the fundamental guarantee for China’s achievements in countering graft, which also reflects China’s institutional strengths compared with the US and a few Western countries where corruption has been institutionalized. Click here to read…

China issues $180.4 billion in local government bonds in May: Global Times
June 30, 2022

Bonds issued by China’s local governments totaled 1.21 trillion yuan ($180.4 billion) in May, accounting for about 40 percent of this type of bonds issued from January to May this year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese tech giants vow to stop NFT secondary trading: Reuters
June 30, 2022

Chinese tech giants including Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) and Ant Group have signed a pact to stop the secondary trading of digital collectibles and “self-regulate” their activities in the market, Chinese state media reported on Thursday. Click here to read…

China’s Communist Party nears 97 million, with more younger and educated members: South China Morning Post
June 30, 2022

China’s ruling Communist Party has grown bigger and more educated, expanding to a record 96.71 million members by the end of last year, according to official statistics.
The total amounted to a 3.7 per cent increase over the year, the organisation department of the Communist Party Central Committee said on Thursday, the eve of the party’s anniversary. Click here to read…

3 Chinese navy ships circumnavigate Japan as Tokyo remains on alert: Kyodo
July 1, 2022

Three Chinese navy ships have circumnavigated the Japanese archipelago over the past weeks, as Tokyo stays on alert for increasing military activity by Beijing and Moscow in nearby waters, Japan’s Defense Ministry said Thursday. Click here to read…

Human rights fears affecting views of China: Taipei Times
July 1, 2022

Concerns about China’s policies on human rights have led to negative views toward the world’s most populous nation, a Pew public opinion survey has found. Negative views of China remain at or near historic highs in many of the 19 countries polled in this year’s survey, which spoke to people in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. The findings are largely consistent with Pew’s previous study in 2020, but with some countries now reporting even more unfavorable views of China. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping says Hong Kong’s unique status and advantages must be upheld as he hails ‘one country, two systems’: South China Morning Post
July 1, 2022

President Xi Jinping on Friday officiated the swearing-in ceremony of the new administration led by John Lee Ka-chiu on day two of his visit to Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s turn to Chinese rule. Having spent the night in Shenzhen, Xi crossed the border again by high-speed rail in the morning to deliver a keynote speech, giving a vigorous endorsement of “one country, two systems”, and saying it should not be altered. On Thursday, in a brief arrival speech, the president described Hong Kong as having “risen from the ashes” after overcoming various severe challenges since his last visit in 2017, which proved that “one country, two systems is a good system”. Click here to read…

China to step up financing support for major projects: Xinhuanet
July 1, 2022

China will increase financing support for its major projects through policy-based and developmental financial instruments, a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Plan eyes energy efficiency at big firms: Quishi
July 1, 2022

China aims to cut large industrial enterprises’ energy consumption per unit of added value by 13.5 percent from the 2020 level, according to a plan jointly released by six government departments, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Click here to read…

China’s biological economy gets on higher stage: Quishi
July 1, 2022

China is one of the countries in the world that boast the greatest abundance of biological resources and see the broadest consumption market of life and health products. With complete categories and systems of the biological industry, the country is in an advantageous position to accelerate the development of biological economy. Click here to read…

China’s cabinet to raise $45b to replenish capital for major projects, boost employment: Global Times
July 01, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, decided on Thursday to expand effective investment to boost employment and consumption. It will raise 300 billion yuan ($44.6 billion) through financial bond issuance to replenish capital for major projects and special debt projects. Click here to read…

China to inspect enforcement of Foreign Investment Law: People’s Daily
July 1, 2022

The National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee announced Thursday that it will launch an inspection of the enforcement of the Foreign Investment Law. An inspection team is set to carry out related work in eight provincial-level regions from July to mid-August, according to the first plenary session of the team. Click here to read…

China makes ecological protection more efficient with digital technology: People’s Daily
July 1, 2022

The prospering digital economy is gradually becoming a solid foundation supporting economic and social development, as internet, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and other new technologies are seeping into industries. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, June 27, 2022

China’s top legislature concludes standing committee session: Xinhuanet
June 24, 2022

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) concluded its 35th session Friday in Beijing. At the closing meeting, lawmakers voted to adopt a revised Law on Physical Culture and Sports, a black soil conservation law, a decision to amend the Anti-monopoly Law, and a decision to amend the procedural rules of the NPC Standing Committee. Click here to read…

China steps up support for unemployed college graduates: Xinhuanet
June 24, 2022

China has launched a campaign to help unemployed college graduates and young people under the age of 35 secure jobs, in a bid to maintain employment stability and ensure stable economic performance. Nine pro-employment measures have been outlined to provide better services to job hunters in the campaign, which will last until December this year, according to a circular released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on Friday. Click here to read…

Wang Xiaohong appointed Minister of Public Security: China Daily
June 24, 2022

Wang Xiaohong was appointed Minister of Public Security on Friday, replacing Zhao Kezhi, according to a decision adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature. Click here to read…

Explosion killed 2, injured 20 in Beijing’s neighbor: China Daily
June 24, 2022

A gas explosion occurred on Friday morning at a commercial street at Yanjiao town in Sanhe city, Langfang, Hebei province, leaving two dead and 20 injured as of Friday afternoon, according to a statement from the city’s government. Click here to read…

Traditional drug use down, as synthetic use rises: China Daily
June 24, 2022

While the proportion of traditional drug-related crime is decreasing in China, synthetic drug crime is rising, a senior prosecutor from the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said. Drug users have been turning to synthetic narcotics and psychotropics — drugs controlled by the State — in recent years, as tough control measures block access to more traditional drugs forcing users to find alternatives, Chen Guoqing, the SPP’s deputy-general prosecutor, told a news conference on Friday, two days ahead of the 35th International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit TraffickingClick here to read…

China launches cybersecurity review into online academic database to ‘prevent data security risks, safeguard natl security’: Global Times
June 24, 2022

China on Friday launched a cybersecurity review of China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), the country’s largest academic research database, in an effort aimed at “preventing national data security risks, maintaining national security, and protecting the public interest,” said an official from the country’s cybersecurity review office on Friday. Click here to read…

Political advisors discuss protection of excellent culture, art of ethnic minorities: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China’s top political advisory body, held a video conference on Friday to discuss the protection and inheritance of the excellent culture and art of ethnic minoritiesClick here to read…

China to enhance legal protection of farmlands: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

China will expedite the formulation of a farmland protection law, a further step to safeguard the country’s farmlands, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources. Existing regulations, such as the prohibited non-agricultural use of arable land, will be elevated to law, the ministry said. Click here to read…

Remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted the High-level Dialogue on Global Development on Friday in virtual format. Following is the full text of the remarks by President Xi at the meeting: Click here to read…

Full text of Chair’s Statement of the High-level Dialogue on Global Development: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

Following is the full text of the Chair’s Statement of the High-level Dialogue on Global Development. Chair’s Statement of the High-level Dialogue on Global DevelopmentClick here to read…

China to provide 50 million yuan of emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

After the earthquake disaster in Afghanistan, the Chinese government has decided to provide 50 million yuan (about 7.46 million U.S. dollars) of emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Saturday. Click here to read…

Airbus to set up China research center to boost innovation: Xinhuanet
June 25, 2022

Airbus will establish the Airbus China Research Center in Suzhou, east China’s Jiangsu Province, to strengthen the company’s footprint and innovation partnerships in China, the company announced Friday. Click here to read…

PLA monitors US spy aircraft flyover in Taiwan Straits, vows to safeguard national sovereignty: Global Times
June 25, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) monitored the flyover of a US spy aircraft over the Taiwan Straits on Friday, vowing to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity amid large-scale military drills in the region in response to repeated provocations by the “Taiwan independence” secessionists and US, Japanese interference forces. Click here to read…

China proposes rules to regulate private pension investment via mutual funds: Reuters
June 25, 2022

China’s securities regulator proposed rules to regulate private pension investment via mutual funds, setting the criteria for qualified products and sales agents under a scheme that will channel fresh savings into the country’s capital markets. Click here to read…

Guangdong floods caused billions in economic losses: China Daily
June 26, 2022

The recent floods inflicted by heavy downpours between June 13 and 21 in Guangdong, the most serious in seven decades for the province, caused direct economic loss of more than 7.4 billion yuan ($1.11 billion). Click here to read…

Xi underscores importance of better respecting public opinion, following aspirations of the people: Global Times
June 26, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underscored the importance of better listening to the people’s voices by making good use of the internet and other channels, after millions of public suggestions were made on the work related to the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Click here to read…

Chinese authorities unveil plans to ‘maximise display of police force’ two weeks after group assault on women: South China Morning Post
June 26, 2022

China has promised a “maximum” display of police force in a 100-day campaign the public security ministry said would improve public safety. The announcement comes two weeks after a brutal group attack against women on the streets of the northern Chinese city of Tangshan that sparked a nationwide outcry. Click here to read…

Officials vie to offer pledges of loyalty to Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of 20th Party Congress: South China Morning Post
June 26, 2022

Senior officials in the Communist Party around the country are lavishing praise on President Xi Jinping in the final run-up of the 20th Party Congress, using words such as “beacon”, “compass” and “fulcrum” to refer to his status. The acclaim comes months before China’s important political event when Xi is expected to kick off his third term as the party’s leader, and the party is expected to see a new leadership line-up. Click here to read…

G-7 leaders to ban Russia gold imports, monitor assertive China: Kyodo
June 27, 2022

Group of Seven leaders on Sunday looked set to tighten sanctions on Russia over its war on Ukraine after U.S. President Joe Biden said the group will ban Russian gold imports in a show of unity as the forum navigates the broader consequences of the prolonged war. Click here to read…

G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China’s Belt and Road: Reuters
June 27, 2022

Group of Seven leaders on Sunday pledged to raise $600 billion in private and public funds over five years to finance needed infrastructure in developing countries and counter China’s older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project. Click here to read…

China’s fourth telecom player China Broadnet comes online, connects to 5G signal: Global Times
June 27, 2022

China’s state-owned radio and TV carrier China Broadnet launched its official website on Monday, announcing it has started 5G mobile phone services. Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Beijing-based Information Consumption Alliance, told the Global Times on Monday that China Broadnet had acquired a telecom carrier operation license, which is the same as ones held by China’s another three telecom giants China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. China Broadnet has since become the fourth player in the sector. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 5 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 27, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported five locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, three of which were in Beijing and two in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Monday. A total of 18 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Sunday in seven provincial-level regions, including six in Liaoning. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 06, 2022

China will surely win anti-COVID war in Shanghai, with time-tested epidemic control policy, says top leadership: Xinhuanet
May 5, 2022

China will surely win the war against COVID-19 with its scientific and effective epidemic control policy that will stand the test of time, according to a meeting of the top leadership on Thursday. Click here to read…

China to introduce greater support for smaller businesses and self-employed households, stabilize and upgrade foreign trade: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

China will provide greater relief to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and self-employed households, to promote employment stability by keeping the operations of market entities stable, according to the decision made at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday. Click here to read…

China announces more measures to shore up small firms: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

The Chinese government on Thursday announced new measures to help micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and self-employed households navigate hardships. While chairing a State Council executive meeting, Premier Li Keqiang also specified steps to stabilize foreign trade amid efforts to smoothen industrial and supply chains. Click here to read…

China opposes NATO’s provocation of bloc confrontations around globe: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

China is firmly opposed to NATO provocating bloc confrontations around the world, a Chinese envoy to the United Nations said Thursday during the Security Council briefing on Ukraine. Click here to read…

Over 70 pct of Shanghai’s major enterprises resume production: Xinhuanet
May 5, 2022

Over 70 percent of Shanghai’s 1,800-plus major enterprises have resumed work and production amid the city’s COVID-19 resurgence, according to a press conference on COVID-19 prevention and control held on Thursday. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists find potential in lunar soil to generate oxygen and fuel: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

Chinese material scientists have found the soil on the moon may potentially be able to generate oxygen and fuel, a find that signifies more tantalizing possibilities of utilizing lunar resources to further human exploration on the moon or beyond. Click here to read…

53 confirmed dead, 10 rescued in central China building collapse: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

A total of 53 people have been confirmed dead in a self-built residential structure collapse in central China’s Hunan Province, according to a press conference held on Friday. Ten people have been rescued, officials said. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 356 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 245 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 356 local confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 245 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Friday. Apart from Shanghai, 12 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 55 in Beijing and 24 in Henan. Click here to read…

China’s large-scale water supply projects to cover 54 pct of rural residents: Xinhuanet
May 5, 2022

Large-scale water supply projects are expected to cover 54 percent of China’s rural population by the end of this year, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Thursday. The coverage of the projects, which aim to integrate urban and rural water supply and standardize water services, stood at 52 percent in rural areas by end-2021. Click here to read…

Nearly 9,000 COVID-19 testing sites set up in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 5, 2022

Nearly 9,000 nucleic acid testing sites had been set up in Shanghai as of Wednesday evening, officials told a press conference on Thursday. Over 4,500 of these sites have opened for service and the rest will open in accordance with the epidemic situation and work resumption requirements, said Chen Shiyan, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 245 confirmed, 4,024 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 245 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 4,024 local asymptomatic cases on Thursday, the municipal health commission said Friday. Click here to read…

Ministry to shore up bottlenecks along transport infrastructure: China Daily
May 6, 2022

China will encourage investment in transport infrastructure construction, ensuring unimpeded logistics and helping solve the problems of enterprises to maintain a stable economy, a senior official from the Ministry of Transport said. “Transportation and logistics are the arteries of the economy and important pillars to support people’s livelihoods,” Xu Chengguang, chief planner of the Ministry of Transport, told Xinhua News Agency. Click here to read…

CPC top leadership stresses sticking to zero-COVID policy: Global Times

May 5, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chaired a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on COVID-19 prevention work on Thursday. The meeting emphasized that China’s current COVID-19 control strategy has been proven to be scientific and effective, and should be unwaveringly adhered to as the country reaches a key and tough stage in fighting COVID-19. Click here to read…

Chinese FM wishes Blinken speedy recovery from COVID after virus postpones his speech on ‘China strategy’: Global Times
May 5, 2022

Hours ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s scheduled speech to outline the country’s “China strategy,” the State Department announced to postpone it due to Blinken’s positive test result for COVID-19. Click here to read…

Special envoy promotes China’s goodwill to mediate during Seoul visit amid rising tensions on Korean Peninsula: Global Times
May 5, 2022

China’s special representative on Korean Peninsula Affairs Liu Xiaoming expounded on China’s stance on the issue and stressed that the country disapproves of actions by any party that could escalate the situation during his Seoul visit, which observers said “carries China’s sincerest goodwill to play a constructive mediating role” as the Peninsula experiences rising tensions and the Ukraine crisis casts a shadow over regional and global security. Click here to read…

Demand for shared bikes surges in Beijing amid strict anti-epidemic efforts: Global Times
May 5, 2022

On the first working day after the May Day holidays, demand for shared bikes skyrocketed in some core business areas of Beijing, as the capital tightened anti-virus measures and closed some of the city’s subway stations and bus stops to cut the spread of the virus. Click here to read…

Shanghai says China’s worst COVID outbreak under “effective control”: Reuters
May 6, 2022

Shanghai said on Friday it has brought China’s worst outbreak of COVID-19 under effective control following a month-long lockdown of nearly 25 million people, with authorities vowing to stand by their zero-COVID strategy despite mounting economic costs. Click here to read…

China will roll out more support measures to stabilise jobs: Reuters
May 5, 2022

China will roll out more support measures to help small firms and stabilise employment, including the introduction of policies to support the platform economy as soon as possible, State TV cited country’s cabinet as saying on Thursday. Click here to read…

Former China Development Bank exec charged for taking bribes: Reuters
May 6, 2022

A former vice president of China Development Bank (CDB), He Xingxiang, has been charged for taking bribes, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday. He is also charged for issuing financial bills in violation of regulations, illegally issuing huge amounts of loans and concealing overseas deposits, Xinhua said. Click here to read…

Didi, Lenovo founders go private on China social media, join retreat from spotlight: Reuters

May 5, 2022

The president of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and her father, the founder of Lenovo (0992.HK), have ended their public presence on China’s main social media site, the latest Chinese tech leaders to retreat from the spotlight. Didi’s Jean Liu and her father, Liu Chuanzhi, both switched on a function on China’s Weibo platform to hide all old posts, at some time during the just-ended Labour Day holiday. Neither had posted in the past six months. Click here to read…

China interfering with competition bill, says Biden: Taipei Times
May 5, 2022

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday accused the Chinese government of trying to interfere in negotiations over a broad China competition bill that would bolster domestic semiconductor manufacturing. “Fundamentally, this is a national security issue. This is one of the reasons why the Chinese Communist Party is lobbying folks to oppose this bill,” Biden said on Tuesday in Troy, Alabama. “And it’s an issue that unites Democrats and Republicans. So, let’s get it done.” Click here to read…

Could the US military dominate space via Starlink’s satellite network?: South China Morning Post
May 6, 2022

The international community should be on high alert for the US Armed Forces’ potential domination of outer space via SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet system, the official newspaper of the Chinese military said on Thursday. “The Starlink project has decided to increase the planned 12,000 satellites to 42,000, underscoring that it is widely distributed, flexible and could be reconfigured quickly,” a PLA Daily commentary said. “The ambition to militarise Starlink and its barbaric expansion deserve high alert from the international community.” Click here to read…

Xi Jinping says China’s Covid policies will ‘stand the test of time’ in Shanghai: South China Morning Post
May 6, 2022

President Xi Jinping has spoken out for the first time on China’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak in Shanghai, saying it “will stand the test of time” and pledged to fight any attempt to “distort, question and challenge” the country’s policies. Chairing the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee meeting, the highest decision-making body in China, Xi gave a speech telling officials and party cadres to stand firm and not waver. He said China will prevail in the fight against Covid-19 in Shanghai just as it did in Wuhan, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday night. Click here to read…

The crackdown on China’s ‘moderate’ rights voices: how tweets are now landing people in prison: South China Morning Post
May 6, 2022

Activist Wang Aizhong was taken into custody and charged by authorities in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” in May last year.
Nearly a year later, he is still behind bars without having gone to trial: his hearing scheduled for mid-April was cancelled abruptly the week before, with no reason or new date given. “I’m worried that they keep delaying it,” Wang Henan, his wife, said. Click here to read…

US Secretary of State calls China the biggest violator of press freedoms, citing detention data: South China Morning Post
May 4, 2022

Washington’s top diplomat used the occasion of World Press Freedom Day to knock the mainland Chinese and Hong Kong governments for media restrictions and alleged harassment of journalists and dissidents worldwide. Citing data compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a New York-based non-profit advocacy group, Secretary of State Antony Blinken called China the biggest threat to press freedom in terms of the number of journalists under detention because of their work. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 21, 2022

Full Text: Youth of China in the New Era: Xinhuanet
April 21, 2022

The State Council Information Office of China on Thursday published a white paper titled “Youth of China in the New Era.” The following is the full text of the report.

Youth of China in the New Era
The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China
April 2022Click here to read…

Full Text: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech at the opening ceremony of BFA annual conference 2022: Xinhuanet
April 21, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech via video at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2022 on Thursday. Following is the full text of the speech: Click here to read…

Xi proposes Global Security Initiative: Xinhuanet
April 21, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday proposed a Global Security Initiative to promote security for all in the world. Xi put forward the initiative while delivering a keynote speech via video at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022. Click here to read…

Chinese defense minister holds phone talks with U.S. counterpart: Xinhuanet
April 20-, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe on Wednesday held phone talks with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. In the phone talks, Wei said that China and the United States should earnestly implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state. Click here to read…

China intensifies crackdown on bribery: Xinhuanet
April 20, 2022

The National Supervisory Commission and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on Wednesday jointly released five typical cases involving individuals and organizations offering bribes. Click here to read…

China rolls out private pension scheme: Xinhuanet
April 21, 2022

China on Thursday rolled out a private pension scheme to complement the nation’s current pension system in its latest effort to tackle the strains of an aging population. The scheme allows Chinese citizens to contribute up to 12,000 yuan (about 1,872 U.S. dollars) annually to individual pension accounts that would be subject to closed-end management, according to guidelines released by the State Council. Click here to read…

Chinese authority to unveil supportive measures for NEV industry: Quishi
April 21, 2022

China is to take measures to bolster the new energy vehicle (NEV) industry, including extending the preferential policy for NEV purchase tax, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Tuesday. Click here to read…

Tibet moves forward with cultural preservation: Quishi
April 21, 2022

The Tibet autonomous region achieved remarkable results in 2021 on traditional cultural inheritance and protection, an official said at a work conference recently in Lhasa, the capital. Click here to read…

Academic database faces furor over fees: China Daily
April 21, 2022

China’s largest online academic database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, is under scrutiny after a library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said it would stop using the service due to its expensive subscription fee. Click here to read…

Wuhan hospital accused of medical insurance fraud: China Daily
April 20, 2022

A hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, was fined about 59.2 million yuan ($9.2 million) for defrauding the national medical insurance program of more than 23 million yuan, the National Healthcare Security Administration said on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 2,830 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 2,634 in Shanghai: China Daily
April 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland Wednesday reported 2,830 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 2,634 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Thursday. Apart from Shanghai, 17 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 95 in the northeastern province of Jilin, and one in Beijing. Click here to read…

Harbin locks down six districts due to COVID: China Daily
April 20, 2022

Harbin, Heilongjiang province implemented “static management” in its main urban areas, according to a statement released by the city’s epidemic control and prevention headquarters on Wednesday. Starting at noon on Wednesday, residents are urged not to enter or leave six districts — Daoli, Daowai, Nangang, Xaingfang, Pingfang and Songbei — which will be locked down until next Tuesday, the statement said. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 52 COVID-19 patients in critical conditions; death tally reaches 17: Global Times
April 20, 2022

Shanghai authorities urged to prioritize the treatment of severe and critically ill COVID-19 patients to reduce the number of severe cases and mortality rate, as the city on Wednesday reported seven more COVID-19 patient deaths, adding to a total number of 17 amid this around of Omicron outbreak. Click here to read…

Two Shanghai districts eliminate community infections: Global Times
April 20, 2022

Shanghai is seeing a glimmer of hope after battling the Omicron variant for almost a month and a half, with two districts announcing they have stamped out infections within communities, and the number found outside quarantine areas has fallen for consecutive days. Click here to read…

Veteran Chinese envoy heads CEEC visit, to clarify misunderstanding over Ukraine: Global Times
April 19, 2022

A Chinese delegation led by a veteran diplomat will visit eight Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) this week. Analysts said that the trip aims to further promote cooperation as this year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-CEEC mechanism, and to dismiss misunderstandings, especially over China’s stance on the Ukraine crisisClick here to read…

Two new Type 055 large destroyers, a new Type 052D destroyer confirmed in PLA Navy service: Global Times
April 20, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy displayed three of its latest warships that have recently entered service – two Type 055 10,000 ton-class large destroyers and a Type 052D destroyer – prior to its 73rd founding anniversary on Saturday. Click here to read…

G20 members should cooperate in providing stability for a volatile world, says Chinese finance minister: Global Times
April 21, 2022

Faced with risks and challenges, G20 members should cooperate in providing stability for a volatile world, Chinese Finance Minister Liu Kun said during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting held on Wednesday and ThursdayClick here to read…

China moves to guarantee energy supply by increasing coal production capacity: Global Times
April 20, 2022

China plans to increase its coal capacity by 300 million tons this year and improve coal production review and approval mechanism, officials said at a meeting on Wednesday, in a move to ensure energy supplies after a power crunch last year and also to bring coal prices down, officials said. Click here to read…

China’s Xi pushes back on sanctions, de-coupling: Reuters
April 21, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated China’s opposition to unilateral sanctions and “long-arm jurisdiction” in a speech on Thursday, without directly mentioning the West’s punitive actions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Click here to read…

IMF chief warns of risks from a prolonged China slowdown: Reuters
April 21, 2022

A prolonged slowdown in China would have substantial global spillovers, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Thursday, but added that Beijing has room to adjust policy to provide support. Click here to read…

Shanghai eyes reopening as cases fall: Taipei Times
April 21, 2022

Shanghai yesterday reported no new cases of COVID-19 outside quarantined areas in two districts, raising hopes that the tide was turning in its battle against the epidemic, with some factories across the city making a gradual return to work. In an event highly publicized on state media, electric vehicle company Tesla Inc resumed production at its Shanghai plant on Tuesday after a stoppage of more than three weeks. Click here to read…

‘Liaoning’ may be vulnerable like ‘Moskva’: Taipei Times
April 21, 2022

China’s Soviet-build aircraft carrier Liaoning could be as easily sunk as the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, the Nikkei Shimbun reported yesterday. The Russian guided-missile cruiser Moskva sank on Thursday last week after Ukraine said it struck the ship with locally made Neptune anti-ship missiles. Russia has denied the ship was hit, instead saying it sank after a fire broke out on the vessel. Click here to read…

China’s Xi Jinping rails against ‘cold war mentality’, US hegemony in call for global cooperation: South China Morning Post
April 21, 2022

President Xi Jinping has sent a strong message to Washington and its allies that China will firmly oppose decoupling, while its economy can play a lead role in global recovery as the world stands at a crossroads between the coronavirus pandemic, trade conflicts and war in Ukraine. In a speech on Thursday, Xi called for stronger macro coordination between major economies to prevent “severe and negative” spillover effects from policy decisions and to help stabilise the global supply chain. Click here to read…

China’s bride prices still rising despite crackdowns on outdated sexist custom for rights to a woman’s labour and her body: South China Morning Post
April 21, 2022

After dating a woman for several years, a man from northwest China said he had to break up with her because he couldn’t afford the nearly 300,000 yuan (US$47,00) bride price when they considered marriage. “I asked locals and was told this is commonplace. I hope you can crack down on this phenomenon,” wrote the man, surnamed Qin, last month on the page of “Messages to Leaders” on people.com.cn, an online channel for public complaints in China. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 11, 2022

Xi inspects south China’s Hainan Province: Xinhuanet
April 11, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday inspected the city of Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province. During the inspection, Xi visited a seed laboratory to learn about seed industry innovation, and a research institute of the Ocean University of China to learn about the development of marine science and technology. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses importance of stabilizing economic fundamentals: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed the importance of efforts to keep the fundamentals of the economy stable and ensure the country’s economy runs within an appropriate range. Click here to read…

Full text of Xi Jinping’s speech at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics review and awards ceremony: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

The following is the full text of a speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics review and awards ceremony on April 8, 2022. Click here to read…

Chinese embassy in U.S. urges Washington to cancel Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan: Xinhuanet
April 8, 2022

The Chinese embassy in the United States on Thursday reiterated China’s strong opposition to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan, urging Washington to cancel it. Click here to read…

China to continue promoting financial cooperation among BRICS countries: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

China will continue promoting fiscal and financial cooperation among BRICS countries, according to Minister of Finance Liu Kun. Liu made the remarks at the First BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in 2022, which was held virtually on Friday. Click here to read…

E-commerce platforms aid daily supplies amid Shanghai’s COVID surge: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

An increasing number of e-commerce giants and food delivery platforms have joined in the battle against the resurgence of the Omicron variant in Shanghai to secure the megacity’s daily supplies. Local authorities confirmed Sunday that e-commerce giants such as JD.com, online food delivery platforms Meituan and Eleme, and courier services companies have cooperated with the city to provide daily necessities for the residents. Click here to read…

China’s Guangzhou to suspend in-person school classes over COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 10-, 2022

The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou Sunday announced the suspension of in-person classes at local primary and middle schools starting April 11 for COVID-19 control. From 8 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, the city has registered 22 local infections amid its latest COVID-19 outbreak starting from Friday, said local authorities during a press conference held Sunday. Click here to read…

Tibet donates materials to help Shanghai, Jilin battle COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

Trains carrying the first batch of anti-epidemic supplies donated by southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region left the city of Xigaze and the regional capital of Lhasa on Sunday for Shanghai and Jilin Province, local authorities said. Click here to read…

China’s Nanjing to build four makeshift hospitals: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

The city of Nanjing, the capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, will build four makeshift hospitals to receive and treat COVID-19 patients, said the municipal health commission. Click here to read…

1,948 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

A total of 1,948 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday. The commission said in its daily report that 27,745 close contacts were discharged from medical observation on the mainland on Saturday. Click here to read…

Jiangsu Province aids neighboring Shanghai’s COVID-19 battle: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

Shanghai’s neighboring province of Jiangsu had received 5,504 people transferred from Shanghai for quarantine by 6 p.m. Friday. Jiangsu will prepare a total of 30,000 quarantine rooms to aid the metropolis in its fight against its COVID-19 resurgence, according to the Jiangsu provincial COVID-19 prevention and control office. Click here to read…

Local officials disciplined for failing to fulfill duties in COVID-19 response: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

Eleven officials in the city of Jilin, northeast China’s Jilin Province, have been dealt with for failing to perform their duties in COVID-19 prevention and control work, the city’s discipline inspection and supervisory authorities said on Saturday. Click here to read…

China’s supreme court steps up efforts to protect rights of senior citizens:

Xinhuanet

April 8, 2022

China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on Friday issued a judicial directive to enhance the crackdown on crimes targeting the elderly. The SPC asked local courts to place more resources on criminals cases involving elderly victims, particularly cases of abusing, abandoning or assaulting the elderly as well as telecom fraud that targets their demographic. Click here to read…

Shanghai builds over 100 makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 treatment: Xinhuanet

April 9, 2022

Shanghai has built over 100 makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 treatment with over 160,000 beds, the Shanghai municipal government said at a press conference on Saturday. Click here to read…

Former provincial political advisor under probe: Xinhuanet

April 9, 2022

Sun Yuanliang, a former senior political advisor of northeast China’s Liaoning Province, is under probe for suspected serious violations of discipline and law. Sun, former vice chairman of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is being investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Saturday. Click here to read…

Beijing registers one area as high risk for COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

An area in Beijing was classified as high risk for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a municipal press conference on COVID-19 prevention and control held on the same day. The area, Erjiefang, is located off Jiuxianqiao Street in Chaoyang District. A total of eight locally confirmed cases have been reported in the area in the past 14 days, as of midnight on Friday. Click here to read…

China to set up 27 more cross-border e-commerce pilot zones: Quishi
April 11, 2022

Twenty-seven more cities and regions in China were recently approved by the State Council to set up cross-border e-commerce pilot zones. It brought the overall tally of the pilot zones to 132, which cover foreign trade powerhouses and municipalities, as well as cities that see obvious advantages and prospering development in the foreign trade sector. Click here to read…

More funds for water conservancy: Quishi
April 11, 2022

China will intensify efforts to increase funding channels for investment in water conservancy projects and contribute to economic growth, officials said. Water conservancy investment could provide effective impetus to economic development, as shown by findings of research projects undertaken by some institutes, said Wei Shanzhong, vice-minister of water resources, on Friday. Click here to read…

Law to improve financial stability: Quishi
April 11, 2022

China’s new draft law on financial stability has proposed a comprehensive framework of financial risk prevention that will help navigate the world’s second-largest economy through the rising economic and financial headwinds at home and abroad, experts said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Water resources ministry plans new projects to drive growth: China Daily
April 8, 2022

China will accelerate the construction of water conservancy projects to help drive economic growth, said Wei Shanzhong, vice-minister of Water Resources. Investment in water conservancy projects could provide effective economic impetus according to research, Wei told a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office on Friday. Click here to read…

Xinjiang spokesman says US hearing hypocritical: China Daily
April 8, 2022

The holding of a public hearing in the US on the so-called “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” demonstrates the hypocrisy and absurdity of a legal and judicial system using long-arm jurisdiction, a Xinjiang government spokesman said. Click here to read…

Industry base points way for low-carbon transition: China Daily
April 08, 2022

Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group’s solar-agriculture project involving goji berries farmed under photovoltaic panels has won major accolades. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Editor’s note: China aims to peak its carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, major goals in a national green transition drive. This series looks at efforts in various sectors to meet the goals. Click here to read…

Former senior official of Zhejiang indicted for graft: China Daily
April 11, 2022

Zhou Jiangyong, a former senior official in East China’s Zhejiang province, has been indicted on charge of taking bribes. Zhou was formerly a member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and secretary of the CPC municipal committee of Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s capital city. Click here to read…

HK official calls for vigilance on security threats: China Daily
April 11, 2022

The security chief of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said the city should remain on high alert to address lurking and emergent national security threats, and should take decisive actions to prevent homegrown terrorism and cyberattacks and counter the influence of external hostile forces. Click here to read…

New COVID team sent to HK: China Daily
April 8, 2022

The Chinese mainland has sent a fifth group of medical experts to Hong Kong to assist in the fight against its recent COVID-19 outbreak, the National Health Commission said on FridayClick here to read…

Guangzhou reports new cases, discourages travel: China Daily
April 10, 2022

Residents in Guangzhou, the Guangdong provincial capital, were asked by local authorities not to leave the city unless absolutely necessary due to new cases of COVID-19 discovered there. “Those who must leave Guangzhou for other cities are required to have a negative result from a nucleic acid test done within 48 hours of departure starting Monday,” Chen Bin, deputy director of the city’s health commission, said on Sunday. Click here to read…

HK seniors undergo ‘quarantine in reverse’: China Daily
April 11, 2022

City prioritizes efforts to help elderly during pandemic as vaccination drive proves effective

Last month in Hong Kong, staff members from Pleasure Lodge, a newly opened residential care home for seniors in Kwai Chung, New Territories, set off in a rehabilitation bus to pick up elderly residents from a nursing home in Tai Wai, about a 30-minute drive away. Click here to read…

Shanghai classifies communities according to COVID-19 risk: China Daily

April 11, 2022

A total of 7,624 communities in Shanghai were categorized as lockdown zones in the city’s next phase to contain the outbreak, while 2,460 communities were designated precautionary zones and 7,565 marked as controlled zones, the municipal government announced on Monday. Click here to read…l

HK’s John Lee joins Chief Executive race, highlighting national loyalty and rule of law: Global Times
April 9, 2022

Two days after China’s central government, the State Council, approved the resignation of John Lee Ka-chiu from the post of Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law, Lee announced on Saturday via an online press conference that he is joining the upcoming Chief Executive election, a decision made out of “the loyalty for the country, love for the city, and sense of duty toward local residentsClick here to read…

Shanghai officials sacked for dereliction of duty over COVID-19: Global Times
April 8, 2011

Three officials in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area have been dismissed from their administrative posts for dereliction of duty and failure to control the COVID-19 outbreak, Shanghai authorities said on Friday. So far, at least five officials have been punished amid this wave of the Omicron outbreak. Click here to read…

Former RTHK show host Allan Au arrested, ‘linked to Stand News’: Global News
April 11, 2022

Hong Kong Police Force’s national security department arrested Allan Au Ka-lun, a media veteran and former host of a RTHK program, on Monday morning for colluding and publishing inflammatory publications, local media reported. The reports said the case is related to Stand News. Click here to read…

Shanghai’s largest residential oxygen manufacturer suspends production as employees tested positive for COVID-19: Global Times
April 11, 2022

A major oxygen cylinder supplier in Shanghai has halted operation and remains closed on Monday after employees tested positive for COVID-19. The Shanghai Shenwei Medical Gas Company, the city’s largest residential oxygen cylinder supplier, supplies more than 90 percent of oxygen for home therapy. Click here to read…

S China’s Guangzhou suspends primary and middle schools’ in-person classes after reporting 23 COVID-19 infections: Global Times
April 10, 2022

Guangzhou, in South China’s Guangdong Province has announced the suspension of on-site activities in all kindergartens, primary schools and middle schools in the city starting Monday after another transmission chain of the Omicron variant was detected. Click here to read…

Guangzhou renovates key fair venue to makeshift hospital amid latest spike: Global Times
April 10, 2022

Local authorities in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province, announced on Sunday that they are renovating part of the exhibition hall of the world-renowned China Import and Export Fair into a makeshift hospital amid the latest COVID-19 spike. Click here to read…

Shanghai Big Data Center apologizes for inconvenience caused by network jam: Global Times
April 10, 2022

The Shanghai Big Data Center apologized on Sunday for the inconvenience caused by its newly launched nucleic acid code system, saying both WeChat and Alipay mini-programs have resumed normal while the Shanghai QR Code Application is still recovering. Click here to read…

Beijing COVID-19 cases associated with imported clothes: Global Times

April 8, 2022

New clusters of COVID-19 cases in a clothing store in Beijing may have been caused by imported clothes, the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday after carrying out an epidemiological investigation and gene sequencing tests. Click here to read…

China opens 233 km of high-speed rail in Q1, makes progress on Xinjiang, Xizang links: Global Times
April 10, 2022

China opened 233 kilometers of new high-speed rail in the first quarter of 2022, with progress being made on the preliminary work of key projects linking Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region, China Railway said over the weekend. Click here to read…

Food delivery platforms offer free hotel and bonuses for riders during Shanghai : Global Times

Multiple Chinese food delivery platforms or delivery service providers including Meituan, JD.com, Ele.me and Dada have dispatched over 1,000 delivery riders to Shanghai from neighboring cities or provinces to secure the food supply for residents amid restrictions on public movement. Click here to read…

China’s inflation tops forecasts as supply pressures worsen: Reuters
April 11, 2022

China’s factory-gate and consumer prices rose faster than expected in March as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, persistent supply chain bottlenecks and production snags caused by local COVID flare-ups added to commodity cost pressures. Click here to read…

Shanghai jumps into group buying to stay fed during COVID lockdown: Reuters
April 8, 2022

When Shanghai first went into full COVID-19 lockdown last week, Ping Mai wasn’t expecting she’d become her housing compound’s unofficial broker for its meat supply. With her and her neighbours stuck at home and struggling to buy food amid lockdown curbs that have shuttered stores and dramatically reduced the number of couriers, she is among millions that are trying to figure out how to buy fresh supplies on a daily basis. Click here to read…

Shanghai food problems persist amid lockdown: Taipei Times
April 11, 2022

Shanghai reported nearly 25,000 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections yesterday, as residents of China’s most populous city voiced complaints over food and basic supplies, and concern spread that more cities might soon be in the same situation. Click here to read…

US virus ‘accusations’ displease China: Taipei Times
April 11, 2022

China defended its measures to curb a COVID-19 outbreak and expressed displeasure with the US over what it calls a “groundless accusation” of Chinese pandemic policies, even as cases in Shanghai continued to spread despite an extensive lockdown. Click here to read…

Shanghai rewrites daily cases record for 10th day, adding 26,087 new infections as lockdown strains supply chains and daily lives: South China Morning Post
April 11, 2022

Shanghai rewrote the daily Covid-19 infections record for the 10th straight day with 26,087 new cases on Monday, as six rounds of mass testing uncovered more carriers of the coronavirus in China’s financial hub. The number of people with symptoms dipped to 914 from more than 1,000 every day over the weekend, with the vast majority of the carriers displaying no symptoms of illness, according to health authorities. Click here to read…

Shanghai Covid lockdown spurs race to stockpile food across China: South China Morning Post
April 10, 2022

Stockpiling has become a hot topic on Chinese social media as news spreads of the plight of Shanghai residents who are struggling to secure food supplies under lockdown.
Over the past week multiple survivors’ guides have been published by media outlets and bloggers. These include a well-known medical site called Doctor Clove, which published a list of what items people will need if they are suddenly quarantined and advice on storing food for the long term. Click here to read…

Even Chinese billionaire Kathy Xu Xin struggles to buy milk and bread under Shanghai’s coronavirus lockdown: South China Morning Post
April 8, 2022

While residents in Shanghai try a variety of novel ways to buy daily essentials during the city’s coronavirus lockdown, billionaires it seems are no exception. The city recorded 19,982 Covid-19 cases yesterday, setting a daily record for the sixth day in a row, as the city’s 25 million residents remain under a hard lockdown as authorities struggle to contain the virus and carry out mass testing. Click here to read…

Shanghai residents risk punishment for breaching lockdown, sneaking out at night to barter for food: South China Morning Post
April 9, 2022

Each night under the cover of darkness, Shanghai resident Zhang Hongyan and her neighbours conduct barter transactions to get essentials which are in short supply due to the city’s coronavirus lockdown. The residents conduct their bartering at night to avoid being caught outside their homes by authorities who enforce strict penalties for anyone caught breaking lockdown. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, April 6, 2022

China sincerely wants peace in Ukraine: Xinhuanet
April 5, 2022

China hopes Russia and Ukraine would stick to peace talks until a ceasefire agreement is reached and the only thing that China wants is peace in Ukraine, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese, Canadian FMs hold talks over phone: Xinhuanet
April 6, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday held a phone conversation with Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly at the latter’s request. During their conversation, Wang said that the people of China and Canada have enjoyed long-term friendly exchanges, noting that Canada is one of the first Western countries to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Click here to read…

Another makeshift hospital under construction in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
April 6, 2022

Shanghai is converting the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) into a makeshift hospital with a planned capacity of 40,000 beds. Upon completion, it is expected to act as the biggest such hospital for those testing positive for COVID-19 in the metropolis. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping on carrying forward spirit of heroes: China Military
April 5, 2022

The 5th of April this year marks the Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-sweeping Day when Chinese people mourn for their deceased family members and pay tribute to fallen heroes and martyrs. Click here to read…

HKSAR chief executive mourns deaths of COVID-19 patients: People’s Daily
April 6, 2022

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam, on behalf of the HKSAR government, on Tuesday expressed deep sorrow over the deaths of COVID-19 patients amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and extended her deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. Click here to read…

Hefty fines for drivers trying to cheat traffic laws: China Daily
April 6, 2022

Penalties are being increased for drivers who try to avoid responsibility for traffic violations by hiring others to take the blame. Drivers can accumulate up to 12 points for traffic violations in one year before their license is withheld, after which they must attend a seven-day class on road safety laws, regulations and relevant knowledge and pass an exam to regain their license. Click here to read…

Service robots aid Shanghai’s epidemic fight: China Daily
April 6, 2022

Disinfection robots on standby inside the makeshift hospital in Shanghai New International Expo Centre, East China’s Shanghai, April 5, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
SHANGHAI — With the support of fast and stable communication networks, service robots performing various functions at makeshift hospitals have become a force hard to ignore in Shanghai’s fight against the latest COVID-19 resurgence. Click here to read…

Shenzhen asks residents to provide negative COVID-19 results taken within 72hrs when entering public places, transportation: Global Times
April 6, 2022

Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong Province, home to over 12 million people, restored its normal life and work after the recent outbreak of COVID-19, it announced in a notice on Tuesday, saying that public entertainment venues will reopen with capacity restrictions of 50 percent. Click here to read…

PLA Air Force’s JL-10 trainer jet drops 500kg bombs in training exercise for the first time: Global Times
April 5, 2022

The JL-10 advanced trainer jet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, known as the L-15 on its export version, for the first time dropped 500-kilogram aviation bombs at a PLA Air Force academy in a training exercise, displaying the PLA Air Force’s training plan for cadets to master ground attack and bombing early in their training program and the aircraft’s outstanding capabilities, analysts said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China’s new military helicopter with innovative design makes 1st flight: Global Times
April 5, 2022

China’s top helicopter makers recently announced that a new type of helicopter with an innovative design has successfully completed its maiden flight, and this prototype chopper will lead to the development of the next-generation, high-performance helicopter for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Click here to read…

Huawei sets up 10 new ‘legions’ to diversify businesses amid external pressure: Global Times
April 6, 2022

Chinese technology giant Huawei announced the creation of 10 new business “legions” following the initial move of setting up five such legions in October. This positive internal adjustment that will diversify its businesses around its cutting-edge 5G technologies will help the company get through difficulties amid the US crackdown, an expert said. Click here to read…

‘So many bodies piled up’: Hong Kong funeral services overwhelmed by COVID: Reuters
April 6, 2022

Traditional wooden coffins are running short in Hong Kong as authorities scramble to add mortuary space in the global financial hub’s battle on COVID-19, which is swamping funeral parlours. Click here to read…

Shanghai scrambles to secure food supplies as COVID lockdown hits: Reuters
April 6, 2022

Residents in the major Chinese financial centre of Shanghai, with 26 million under lockdown, scrambled to secure food on Wednesday, with supermarkets shut and deliveries restricted amid another citywide COVID-19 testing programme. Click here to read…

On hypersonic weapons deal, China warns against fueling a crisis: Reuters
April 5, 2022

China’s U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun warned on Tuesday against measures that could fuel a crisis like the Ukraine conflict in other parts of the world when asked about a deal between Britain, the United States and Australia to cooperate on hypersonic weapons and electronic warfare capabilitiesClick here to read…

China’s services sector activity hit hard by Omicron surge: Reuters
April 6, 2022

Activity in China’s services sector contracted at the sharpest pace in two years in March as a surge in coronavirus cases restricted mobility and weighed on demand, a private sector survey showed on Wednesday. The Caixin services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dived to 42.0 in March from 50.2 in February, dropping below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis. The reading indicates the sharpest activity decline since the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020. Click here to read…

Shanghai adds 17,007 new Covid-19 cases, setting a daily record for the fifth straight day as city undergoes more tests: South China Morning Post
April 6, 2022

Shanghai added 17,007 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, setting a daily record for the fifth consecutive day since a worsening of the outbreak forced China’s financial and commercial hub to go into a citywide lockdown last week. Click here to read…

Washington wants reform, not about ‘stopping trade or trade divorce’: South China Morning Post
April 5, 2022

The United States is seeking to realign its commercial ties with China rather than seek a “divorce” between the world’s biggest economies, trade chief Katherine Tai said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 30, 2022

Chinese premier stresses safeguarding women, children’s rights: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed pushing forward with the ongoing campaign against women and children trafficking and stepping up efforts to protect these groups’ legitimate rights and interests and safeguard social justice. Click here to read…

Political advisors urged to greet 20th CPC national congress with solid work: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

China’s national political advisory body has been urged to do solid work in conducting consultations and deliberations to greet the convocation of the 20th national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) later this year. Click here to read…

China-U.S.-Russia +” consultation mechanism meeting on Afghan issue upcoming: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

A meeting of the “China-U.S.-Russia +” consultation mechanism on the Afghan issue will be held during the third foreign ministers meeting among the neighboring countries of Afghanistan in Tunxi, Anhui Province. It will take place from March 30 to 31, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday. Click here to read…l

Strong vehicle exports boost trade between China’s Tibet, Nepal:Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

The export of whole vehicles from China to Nepal via the ports in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has emerged as a new growth engine for Sino-Nepalese trade, according to customs in Lhasa, the regional capital. Click here to read…

Shanghai announces measures to help businesses affected by COVID-19: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

China’s economic hub Shanghai on Tuesday announced 21 measures to help enterprises affected by COVID-19 emerge from the pandemic gloom. Preliminary estimates show that tax-related measures alone can reduce the burden on related industries and enterprises in Shanghai by about 140 billion yuan (about 22 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022. Click here to read…

China to further improve social credit system: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

The general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council have issued a guideline on underpinning the development of the social credit system.It called for strengthening the integrity of scientific research and protecting intellectual property rights, cracking down on thesis trading, and optimizing the protection and application system for intellectual property rights. Click here to read…

Former vice governor of Qinghai Province jailed for 11 yrs for bribery: Xinhuanet

March 29, 2022

Wen Guodong, former vice governor of northwest China’s Qinghai Province, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes. Wen was found to have taken bribes worth about 19.9 million yuan (about 3.13 million U.S. dollars), according to a statement by the Chongqing First Intermediate People’s Court. Click here to read…

China issues plan for development of traditional Chinese medicine: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

The Chinese government has issued a new five-year plan for the development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), introducing comprehensive arrangements for its related work. According to the plan released by the General Office of the State Council, by 2025, the capacity of health services provided by TCM will be significantly enhanced, while the policy and system for the high-quality development of TCM will be further improved, with its unique strengths in building a healthy China brought fully into play. Click here to read…

From serfdom to freedom — Tibet’s progress on democracy, human rights: Quishi
March 29, 2022

Sonam Tobgye, whose parents were serfs in old Tibet, once lived in an adobe house without windows next to the cowshed. Two spoons of zanba, a traditional Tibetan staple food made of barley flour, were all that his parents earned for each meal from their lord, while children younger than 13 were given nothing despite a day’s hard work. Click here to read…

China sees notable progress in computing power: Quishi
March 29, 2022

China has seen notable development in its computing power, ranking second globally during the 2021-2022 period, according to an industry report. The report, jointly compiled by Tsinghua University, the International Data Corporation, and Chinese IT firm Inspur, provides a comprehensive assessment of the computing power, efficiency, application and infrastructure of 15 major economies during the period. Click here to read…

Rear admiral Lai Ruxin appointed political commissar of PLA Hong Kong Garrison: China Military
March 29, 2022

Navy Rear Admiral Lai Ruxin, former deputy director of the political work department of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Northern Theater Command, was appointed political commissar of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison, said Colonel Wu Tao, spokesperson for the PLA Hong Kong Garrison, on March 28, 2022. Click here to read…

Chinese military industry products showcased at DSA 2022 in Kuala Lumpur: China Military
March 29, 2022

The 17th edition of Defense Service Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2022) kicked off in Kuala Lumpur on March 28. Aerospace Long March International Trading Co., Ltd., China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd., CETC International Trading Co., Ltd., Poly Technology Co., Ltd. and other Chinese enterprises participated in the four-day-long exhibition. Click here to read…

Central government aims to standardize administrative services: China Daily
March 30, 2022

The central government has pledged to make greater strides in improving China’s business climate this year as it rolled out a host of measures to make administrative services more standardized and easily accessible. Click here to read…

New provincial, regional Party secretaries chosen: China Daily
March 30, 2022

The Communist Party of China Central Committee announced the appointments of new Party secretaries for Hubei and Qinghai provinces and the Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Tuesday. Wang Menghui, former minister of housing and urban-rural development, was appointed Party chief of Hubei, replacing Ying Yong. Click here to read…

New measures to bolster job market: China Daily
March 30, 2022

With a historic number of college graduates and mounting economic pressure, China is scaling up job creation measures this year, creating more government-sponsored internships and extending support to workers on flexible payrolls. Click here to read…

Key expressway expected to complete in N China by 2022: China Daily
March 30, 2022

An important expressway linking Beijing and Xiong’an New Area in North China’s Hebei province is expected to open as scheduled as the construction of a bottleneck bridge over the Yongding River progressed smoothly. The 108-kilometer Beijing-Xiong’an Expressway is one of the major projects to further promote the Beijing-Tianjing-Hebei coordinated development, and is projected to open by the end of 2022. Click here to read…

China releases guidelines to accelerate development of clean energy bases in Xizang: Global Times
March 30, 2022

China’s National Energy Administration on Tuesday released guidelines to accelerate the development of clean energy bases in Southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region, a move to promote a high-quality energy development in the region. The guidelines were issued to lead the work during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period as well as the medium- and long-term energy development in Xizang. Click here to read…

China toughens up to battle COVID as local cases surpass 70k in mainland since March: Global Times
March 29, 2022

Since March 1, China has recorded more than 70,000 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, mostly caused by the highly contagious Omicron and its sub-variant, with 28 provincial-level regions affected. Epidemiologists said that such a rapid increase in cases in this short timeframe indicates the difficulty of quashing this wave quickly and returning the country to a state of zero-COVID as has been the case with previous waves.Click here to read…

Chipmakers in Shanghai race to minimize supply chain disruption amid closed-off management: Global Times
March 29. 2022

As China’s financial center Shanghai, which is also an important semiconductor production base, implemented phased closed-off management measures to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, chipmakers have been racing to ensure supplies and maintain operations, in a bid to minimize the losses and potential impact on the global supply chains. Click here to read…

Chinese insurers remove quarantine policies amid high number of claims, complaints: Global Times
March 29, 2022

A number of Chinese insurance companies have in recent days shut down their so-called “quarantine insurance” policies, which offer buyers compensation if they’re put under quarantine due to anti-epidemic efforts. Industry insiders said the product removal is partly due to the high number of claims, which is costly for insurance firms, as well as mounting complaints over difficulties in making claims. Click here to read…

Digital village construction drives modernization of agriculture and rural areas in China: People’s Daily
March 30, 2022

During the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), all 832 impoverished counties and 128,000 poor villages in China had been lifted out of poverty, and advances in agricultural science and technology had contributed over 60 percent to the growth in the country’s gross agricultural output. Click here to read…

Largest electric cruise ship makes debut: People’s Daily
March 30, 2022

The world’s largest electric cruise ship, the Yangtze River Three Gorges 1, developed in China, made its maiden voyage in Yichang, Hubei province, on Tuesday. The ship, which is 100 meters long and 16.3 meters wide, can accommodate 1,300 passengers and will mainly be used for Yangtze River sightseeing trips near Yichang. Click here to read…

Shanghai expands lockdown to more areas as new local cases hit 5,982: Reuters
March 30, 2022

Shanghai on Wednesday extended its shut downs to some western parts of the city, earlier than scheduled, as it reported a total of 5,982 new local cases. The financial hub of Shanghai, home to 26 million people, is in its third day of a lockdown authorities are imposing by dividing the city roughly along the Huangpu River, splitting the historic centre from the eastern financial and industrial district of Pudong to allow for staggered testing. Click here to read…

China’s largest banks signal tough times ahead:Reuters
March 29, 2022

Three of China’s largest banks have said that the country’s lenders face multiple headwinds this year that include the pandemic, global politics and domestic turmoil in the real estate industry. China’s banking industry is facing “a more complicated and severe business environment,” the country’s second-biggest lender by assets China Construction Bank Corp (CCB)(601939.SS), said on Tuesday. Click here to read…

U.S. defense strategy prioritizes China over Russia as bigger threat: Kyodo
March 29, 2022

The United States prioritizes China over Russia as a greater threat to its national security, the Defense Department said Monday, after sending the administration of President Joe Biden’s first defense strategy to Congress. Click here to read…

‘Stick to zero-Covid’: Xinhua puts Xi Jinping’s stamp on China’s coronavirus strategy: South China Morning Post
March 30, 2022

A Chinese state media editorial has reaffirmed China’s commitment to its “dynamic zero-Covid” strategy to contain the coronavirus, detailing what it said was Chinese President Xi Jinping’s role in fighting the latest surge in cases.The editorial by state news agency Xinhua appeared to end suggestions that the country should try to live with Covid-19 after a nationwide spread of the Omicron variant cast doubt on China’s long-standing strategy of mass lockdowns, testing and contact tracing. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 15, 2022

Report on Work of NPC Standing Committee: Xinhuanet
March 14, 2022

Following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC). Delivered by chairman of the NPC Standing Committee Li Zhanshu on March 8, the report was approved at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC on March 11. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses stable economic growth: Xinhuanet
March 14, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday stressed efforts to tide over difficulties to ensure stable economic growth of the country. Li made the remarks while presiding over an executive meeting of the State Council. Click here to read…

State Council decides on division of responsibilities on key tasks in government work report to facilitate stable economic performance: Xinhuanet
March 14, 2022

All key tasks laid out in the government work report must be effectively implemented with clear division of responsibilities and solid steps to facilitate stable economic performance while overcoming difficulties, according to a decision made at the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese envoy to UN says sanctions won’t help solve Ukraine issue: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

China’s permanent representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun said Monday that “the wanton use of sanctions” will not help solve the conflict in Ukraine but only create new problems. Click here to read…

Senior Chinese official elaborates on China’s position on Ukraine situation: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday elaborated on China’s position on the situation in Ukraine during his meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Rome. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to fully clarify biological military activities: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday urged the United States to act responsibly and provide a thorough clarification regarding its biological military activities. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a daily press briefing that the United States should also stop standing alone in obstructing the establishment of a Biological Weapons Convention verification regime. Click here to read…

Former deputy commander of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps indicted for graft: Xinhuanet
March 14, 2022

Yang Fulin, former deputy commander of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, has been indicted for taking bribes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Monday. Click here to read…

China maintains world’s largest manufacturing hub for 12 consecutive years: Quishi
March 15, 2022

China has maintained the world’s largest manufacturing hub for 12 straight years, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The country’s value-added output of the manufacturing sector in 2021 reached 31.4 trillion yuan (about $4.97 trillion), accounting for 27.4 percent of its GDP. Click here to read…

Chinese military to recruit 3,600-odd fresh college graduates as officers: China Military
March 14, 2022

The Political Work Department of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) recently launched the work of direct recruitment of fresh college graduates in 2022. This year, the Chinese military plans to publicly recruit more than 3,600 officers from the fresh college graduatesClick here to read…

Action urged to stop domestic violence: China Daily
March 15, 2022

Experts have called for mandatory intervention and counseling sessions for perpetrators of domestic violence after video footage of a man beating his wife in front of their child went viral, renewing debate on how to prevent such incidents. Click here to read…

Jilin recorded 4,067 domestic COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, province vowed to cut off community spread within a week: Global Times
March 15, 2022

Northeast China’s Jilin Province recorded 3,076 domestically transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 991 silent carriers on Tuesday. Officials said the cases haven’t peaked yet and that Jilin faces a “severe and complicated situation,” yet he vowed to clear transmission within communities within a week. Click here to read…

At least 6 Chinese provincial-level regions show declining population in 2021: Global Times
March 15, 2022

Data released by 16 Chinese provincial-level regions on Monday show that at least six regions have reported a decline in their permanent residents in 2021, including Beijing, provinces in North China and Central China, partly caused by decreasing births. Click here to read…

Chinese industrial design software companies rush to help DJI amid US ban: Global Times
March 14, 2022

US software firm Figma has reportedly started to sever ties with Chinese drone unicorn DJI in compliance with US sanctions, but multiple Chinese software companies have swiftly responded, vowing to give DJI a helping hand to minimize the impact of the US’ access ban. Still, contentions remain over whether Figma’s Chinese lookalikes would be powerful enough to meet DJI’s needs. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping on strengthening overall Party leadership: People’s Daily
March 15, 2022

At the just-concluded annual session of China’s national legislature, President Xi Jinping put forward five convictions that have been reinforced, of which the first is upholding the Party’s overall leadership. Click here to read…

U.S. warns China of “consequences” of aiding Russia on Ukraine war: Kyodo
March 15, 2022

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan warned during talks with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi on Monday that Beijing will face “consequences” if it provides Russia with military and other assistance over its invasion of Ukraine, U.S. officials said. Click here to read…

China’s central bank unexpectedly keeps medium-term policy rates unchanged: Reuters

March 15, 2022

China’s central bank kept some of its policy rates unchanged in a liquidity operation on Tuesday, dashing expectations for a cut, although investors believe policymakers may resume monetary easing soon to prop up the cooling economy. Click here to read…

China’s coronavirus lockdowns could trigger ‘shock waves’ across global supply chains: South China Morning Post
March 14, 2022

Rising coronavirus cases in China, including in economic powerhouses Shenzhen and Shanghai, are stirring fears about severe disruptions to the global shipping industry and supply chain, according to industry insiders. As the country grapples with its most severe outbreak since the initial wave in early 2020, Beijing has doubled down on its “dynamic zero-Covid strategy”, prompting local governments to impose stringent prevention measures, including lockdowns. Click here to read…

Ukraine war provides ‘new motivation’ for China to seek tech self-reliance amid Russia sanctions: South China Morning Post
March 15, 2022

Russia’s increasing isolation from the West may reinforce China’s push for self-reliance in advanced technologies, according to analysts, with Western sanctions already leaving one joint venture “effectively dead”. Moscow is facing a barrage of restrictions from the United States and the European Union over its invasion of Ukraine, raising questions over the future of its advanced technology trade, development and investment relationship with China. Click here to read…

China’s advanced J-20 stealth fighters are getting an engine upgrade: South China Morning Post
March 15, 2022

China’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, the J-20, has a new engine that has significantly boosted its performance, according to a military source. The WS-15 afterburning turbofan engine was developed in China and has increased manoeuvrability and combat capability, said the source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
That could take the J-20, or Mighty Dragon, a step closer to rivalling the American F-22 Raptor. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 8, 2022

Chinese president appoints new ambassadors: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed three new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, according to a statement from China’s top legislature on Monday. Lu Kang was appointed ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, replacing Xiao Qian. He Rulong was appointed ambassador to the Republic of Iceland, replacing Jin Zhijian. Xiao Qian was appointed ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia, replacing Cheng Jingye. Click here to read…

Xi stresses running military in accordance with law: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday stressed running the military in accordance with the law and enhancing the rule of law in national defense and military building. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People’s Liberation Army and People’s Armed Police Force, at the fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature. Click here to read…

China to formulate energy law: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

China will formulate a law on energy, according to a work report submitted Tuesday to the country’s national legislature for review. The work report of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee was submitted to the ongoing fifth session of the 13th NPC. Click here to read…

China to make laws on tariffs: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

China will formulate laws on tariffs and other taxes in 2022, according to a work report submitted Tuesday to the country’s national legislature for review. The move aims at improving the “legal system supporting the development of the socialist market economy,” said the work report of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Click here to read…

Law on Countering Foreign Sanctions highlighted in China’s national legislature’s work report: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

The Law on Countering Foreign Sanctions, adopted in 2021, aims to improve the legal system for opposing foreign sanctions, interference, and long-arm jurisdiction, according to a work report submitted Tuesday to China’s national legislature for deliberation. Click here to read…

Over 2 mln lawmakers elected by 1 billion voters in China: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

More than 2 million deputies to new people’s congresses at the county and township levels have been directly elected by more than 1 billion voters in China, top legislator Li Zhanshu said Tuesday. Click here to read…

China imposes strict punishment on corruption-related crimes: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

China has imposed strict punishment on corruption-related crimes in accordance with laws, according to a work report of the country’s top court made public Tuesday. Chinese courts concluded 23,000 cases related to corruption, bribery and dereliction of duty in 2021, involving 27,000 people, according to the report of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) submitted to the ongoing session of the national legislature for deliberation. Click here to read…

China-Central Asia relations enjoy bright prospect of vibrant growth, says FM: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

China’s relations with five Central Asian countries, which are now at a golden age of 30, enjoy a bright prospect of vibrant growth, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. Click here to read…

China, India should be partners rather than adversaries, says FM: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday expressed the hope that China and India will be partners for mutual success instead of adversaries of mutual attrition. “We must make sure that our relationship moves forward on the right track,” Wang said. Click here to read…

China unveils guidelines for standards on ‘internet of vehicles’: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

China has unveiled guidelines for setting the standards related to the internet of vehicles, as part of efforts to protect internet and data security of the industry. By the end of 2023, a system of network security and data security standards for the sector should be initially established, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. Click here to read…

China resolute to share market opportunities with rest of world: Quishi
March 7, 2022

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland, in actual use, expanded 11.6 percent year on year to 102.28 billion yuan ($16.12 billion) in January, according to statistics recently released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce. It herald another “bumper year” for China’s FDI inflow after the country’s actual use of FDI exceeded one trillion yuan for the first time and achieved the first double-digit growth in recent decade in 2021. Click here to read…

Xi stresses ensuring key agricultural products supply, building stronger social security network: China Military
March 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday stressed putting the improvement of comprehensive agricultural production capacity at a more prominent position, and continuing efforts on promoting the high-quality development of social security. Click here to read…

China strengthens public interest litigation to protect minors: China Daily
March 8, 2022

China has strengthened its public interest litigation to protect the lawful rights and interests of minors, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said on Monday.

Prosecutors across the country opened 6,633 public interest cases concerning the protection of underage people in 2021, SPP prosecutor Na Yanfang said at a press conference. Click here to read…

New cargo line connects Qinghai, Nepal: China Daily

March 8, 2022

The second service of a new train and truck freight route that links Haidong in Qinghai province, Shigatse in the Tibet autonomous region, and Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, will leave Haidong soon, according to China Railway Qinghai-Tibet Group. With a length of about 2,800 kilometers, the new corridor uses trains to ship goods from Haidong to Shigatse. Trucks are then used to ship them to the land ports of Gyirong and Zhangmu in Tibet and on to Kathmandu. Click here to read…

Xi attends meeting of military delegation at annual legislative session: Global Times

March 7, 2022

President Xi Jinping on Monday afternoon attended a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People’s Liberation Army and People’s Armed Police Force, at the fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered an important speech at the meeting. Click here to read…

China to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine, lays out six initiatives on Ukraine crisis: Global Times

March 7, 2022

The Red Cross Society of China will provide a batch of emergency humanitarian supplies to Ukraine as soon as possible, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a virtual press conference on Monday on the sidelines of the fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing. Click here to read…

Vice Premier urges authorities at all levels to crack down on women trafficking: Global Times
March 7, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan urged Party committees and governments at all levels to continuously enhance Chinese women’s sense of security by strictly cracking down on women trafficking. Sun made the remarks during the online forum held on Monday by the All-China Women’s Federation. Click here to read…

Flexible employment gains increasing popularity among younger generation in China: People’s Daily
March 8, 2022

As a result of the rapid development of new business models and changes in job seekers’ ideas about employment in China, many young people are choosing to engage in flexible employment over traditional roles, with some 200 million Chinese now flexibly employed across the country, said Xiang Dong, Deputy Director of State Council Research Office at a press conference about the government work report on March 5. Click here to read…

China’s Gen Z consumers demonstrate highly personalized online shopping habits: People’s Daily
March 7, 2022

As a generation of Internet natives, China’s Gen Z, a typical consumer group consisting of youngsters born during the period between 1995 and 2009, has come to demonstrate a number of personalized online shopping habits in recent years. Click here to read…

Xi says China will improve use of law in military engagement with foreign countries – state media: Reuters
March 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping told the military to step up the use of law in military engagement with foreign countries, state television CCTV reported on Monday. “Improve the laws and regulations governing military engagement with foreign countries,” said Xi, who is also China’s Commander-in-Chief as Chairman of the Central Military Commission, in a meeting with military representatives in the parliament. Click here to read…

China says ‘double standard’ to conflate Taiwan, Ukraine issues: Reuters
March 7, 2022

It is a “naked double standard” to seek to conflate the issues of Taiwan and Ukraine as the island has always been part of China and is entirely a domestic matter, China’s foreign minister said on Monday, drawing an angry riposte from Taipei. Click here to read…

China cuts 2022 GDP target to around 5.5% amid Ukraine crisis: Kyodo
March 5, 2022

China cut a gross domestic product growth target for 2022 to around 5.5 percent at the opening of an annual session of parliament on Saturday, amid mounting concern that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine will put serious downward pressure on the global economy. Click here to read…

Fake news driving wedge between Chinese and foreigners, top Beijing adviser says in call for ban: South China Morning Post
March 7, 2022

The rampant spread of fake information in China is fuelling hostility against foreigners and polarising public opinion, according to a top Chinese political adviser and former academic.
Such information had further intensified confrontation between China and other countries, said Jia Qingguo, former dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, as he called for laws against their dissemination. Click here to read…

China can’t count on global markets for food security, Xi Jinping says: South China Morning Post
March 7, 2022

China’s president has underscored food security as a top priority, ordering greater self-reliance in food production to ensure the country’s development. Addressing national advisers in the agriculture, welfare and social security sectors on Sunday, Xi said there was no room for complacency in food security in the turbulent global climate and China could not rely on international markets. Click here to read…

China wants its people to work longer, but people over 35 cannot get hired: South China Morning Post
March 6, 2022

Published: 9:00am, 6 Mar, 2022

Janice Chen used to be a mid-level employee at a multinational company in Shanghai until she was laid off in the summer of 2020 due to an economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Searching for work for over a year, she could not find a job until a few months ago, at a much smaller domestic company. Click here to read…