Tag Archives: Xinjiang

China: Daily Scan, April 25, 2022

Former court official under probe: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Hu Yifeng, former president of the Higher People’s Court of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has been put under investigation for suspected severe violations of Party disciplines and laws, an official statement said Friday. Click here to read…

Xi unanimously elected delegate to 20th CPC National Congress: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Xi Jinping was elected delegate to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the CPC Guangxi regional congress by a unanimous vote on Friday. Xi was nominated by the CPC Central Committee as a candidate for delegate to the 20th CPC National Congress, scheduled to be held in the second half of 2022. Click here to read…

New Party chiefs of Hebei, Sichuan provinces appointed: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Ni Yuefeng has been appointed secretary of the Hebei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Wang Dongfeng, according to a decision of the CPC Central Committee. Wang Xiaohui has been appointed secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, replacing Peng Qinghua, according to the decisionClick here to read…

China lays out priorities on improving government transparency: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

The General Office of the State Council has released a document laying out the priorities for improving government transparency in 2022. It stresses improving information disclosure related to market entities, cutting taxes and fees, expanding effective investment, and COVID-19 containment. Click here to read…

Sound legislation urged for Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ecological conservation: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu on Friday urged the advancement of sound legislation work to protect the ecological environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, made the remarks while attending a symposium on the matter. Click here to read…

Xi encourages whole Chinese society to read more: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

President Xi Jinping has encouraged the whole Chinese society to read more to foster a good reading environment, in a congratulatory letter sent on the occasion of the country’s first national reading campaign that opened on Saturday. Click here to read…

China urges U.S. to clarify its Ukraine bio-military activities: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

The United States should give comprehensive and detailed clarification of its bio-military activities, and end its solitary stance of opposing the establishment of a multilateral verification mechanism for biological weapons, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier, Sri Lankan PM hold phone call on bilateral ties: Xinhuanet
April 22, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday held a phone conversation with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on bilateral ties at the latter’s request. In the phone call, Li noted that the two countries enjoy profound traditional friendship and are strategic cooperative partners. Click here to read…

China, Vietnam coast guards conduct joint patrol: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

Chinese and Vietnamese coast guards carried out a joint patrol from Tuesday to Thursday in Beibu Gulf waters, according to the China Coast Guard (CCG). It was the 23rd joint patrol by the maritime law enforcement forces of the two countries in Beibu Gulf waters since 2006 and the first this year. Click here to read…

China’s shipbuilding sector continues to lead in world market: Xinhuanet
April 23, 2022

China remained the world’s leading shipbuilder in the first quarter of the year, taking up nearly half of the international market share in terms of output and new and holding orders, data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed. Click here to read…

Digital book readership in China exceeds 500 mln in 2021: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

The number of digital book readers in China reached 506 million in 2021, up 2.43 percent year on year, according to an industry report released Saturday. The overall scale of China’s digital reading market reached 41.57 billion yuan (about 6.4 billion U.S. dollars), marking a year-on-year growth of 18.23 percent, according to the China digital readership report 2021. Click here to read…

China mulls building defense system against near-Earth asteroids: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

China is set to build monitoring and defense systems protecting the planet from the dangers of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Wu Yanhua, deputy director of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), told China’s CCTV News recently that China will start to build an Earth-based and space-based NEA monitoring and warning system, in order to ensure the safe, stable and orderly operation of spacecraft. Click here to read…

Death toll reaches 87 in Shanghai’s current COVID-19 outbreak: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

A total of 87 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Shanghai, of which the average age was around 81, the municipal health commission said Sunday. Among the deceased, the oldest was 101-years-old. All of those who passed away had serious underlying health conditions such as malignant tumors, coronary heart disease and hypertension. The direct causes of their deaths are basic diseases, said the commission. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 2,666 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 25, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 2,666 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 2,472 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission’s report Monday. Click here to read…

China cracks down on IPR violations regarding Beijing Winter Olympics: Xinhuanet
April 24, 2022

China’s National Copyright Administration and five other authorities have been supervising the investigation of some key cases involving infringements of copyright and other intellectual property rights (IPR) related to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. Click here to read…

Invigorating China’s space exploration dream: China Military
April 24, 2022

On April 24, 1970, a young man in a village in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province was thrilled to get the news that China sent its first satellite Dongfanghong-1 into space. That young man, Xi Jinping, later became Chinese President. Click here to read…

How CPC elects delegates to upcoming Party congress: China Daily
April 23, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC), the world’s largest governing party, will convene its 20th national congress in the second half of the year. The quinquennial event will review the work of the past five years, chart the course for the future, and elect new central leadership. Click here to read…

China makes headway in IP industry: China Daily
April 25, 2022

Patents and trademarks increase as nation looks to become ‘powerhouse’. The quality and quantity of Chinese intellectual property continued to rise in 2021, with 696,000 invention patents authorized throughout the year, a senior official said. Click here to read…

Xinjiang’s first plateau airport starts operation: China Daily
April 24, 2022

With the successful landing of China Southern Airlines Flight CZ6681 at the Zhaosu Tianma Airport in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Friday, the region’s first plateau airport was officially put into operation. Click here to read…

Cargo train connects Gansu with Southeast Asia: China Daily
April 22, 2022

A cargo train carrying more than 530 metric tons of asbestos in 20 containers departed Dunhuang, Gansu province, for Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday. The train will leave the country via Mohan port in Yunnan province and is expected to reach Bangkok in 12 days, after passing through Vientiane, Laos. Click here to read…

41 COVID cases seen in Beijing over weekend: China Daily
April 25, 2022

Beijing reported 41 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases between Friday and Sunday in various locations in the city, further complicating prevention and control efforts in the capital, a senior official said on Sunday. Click here to read…

Xinjiang regional govt guarantees all workers’ rights to be protected: Global Times
April 22, 2022

The Xinjiang regional government has made pledges to workers of all ethnic backgrounds that they will enjoy the rights to choose their career freely and that they will all work under equal working conditions, Xinjiang regional government spokesperson Xu Guixiang said at a conference on Friday. The conference was held ahead of the International Workers Day, all known as May Day. The regional government has also vowed stringent measures to crack down on violations of laws about workers, including forced labor. Click here to read…

Shanghai investigates more unauthorized suppliers of household goods during community lockdown: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Shanghai’s market regulators have increased the supervision of household goods provided to residents during the recent COVID-19 outbreak and made public several cases of food safety violations. Click here to read…

Chinese FM elaborates on China-proposed Global Security Initiative, stresses nation will always be the backbone of guarding world peace: Global Times
April 24, 2022

As Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed for the first time a Global Security Initiative at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2022, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave a detailed elaboration on the initiative in an article published on People’s Daily on Sunday, answering to the question: “What kind of security concept does the world need and how can countries achieve common security?” Click here to read…

12 chief commanders and designers of China’s missiles make their public debut after retirement: Global Times
April 25, 2022

Twelve chief commanders and designers of China’s missiles who remained undisclosed made their public debut for the first time on Sunday after retiring and ending a period of secrecy. The life stories of the 12 experts are recorded in the book Missile Life, which was first released by the Second Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) at the Space Day on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s home-built aircraft carrier Shandong starts 1st maintenance, refurbishment: media reports: Global Times
April 24, 2022

The Shandong, China’s second aircraft carrier and the first developed domestically, reportedly started its first scheduled maintenance and refurbishment that is expected to enhance the flattop’s usability after more than two years of active service. The procedure could involve the painting of new non-skid coating as well as repairs and upgrades for some subsystems, and the carrier would come back stronger than ever in a few months, observers said on Sunday. Click here to read…

PLA Navy celebrates 73rd birthday with half dozen new warships, conspicuous hint on third aircraft carrier: Global Times
April 23, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy celebrated its 73rd anniversary on Saturday by announcing, over the past days, the commissioning of half a dozen powerful warships and two types of advanced vessel-based helicopters, which have already started training to form combat capabilities. These achievements are a reflection of the Navy’s rapid, tremendous growth over the recent years, which is enabling the naval force to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, top officers on some of the country’s mightiest warships said in exclusive interviews with the Global Times. Click here to read…

China’s benchmark stock market sinks to 22-month low on Monday over COVID fears: Global Times
April 25, 2022

China’s benchmark stock market sank down by more than two percent to near 3,000 points, the lowest point in about 22 months, as the country’s coronavirus situation continued to drag down market confidence despite multiple weeks of control and prevention measures. Click here to read…

Shanghai factories face challenges despite efforts for work resumption: Global Times
April 24, 2022

Factories in Shanghai ranging from car firms to heavy industrial enterprises have begun to resume production over the past week, as the city is mounting a broad work resumption campaign for the manufacturing sector while ensuring epidemic controls, after authorities pressed the pause button on the bustling metropolis in late March. Click here to read…

Former head of China Merchants Bank under disciplinary investigation: Global Times
April 22, 2022

China Merchants Bank’s former Party secretary and president Tian Huiyu has been put under disciplinary investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the State Commission for Supervision on suspicion of serious violations of discipline, the top anti-graft authorities announced on Friday. Click here to read…

AI facilitates implementation of dynamic zero-COVID policy in Shenzhen: People’s Daily
April 22, 2022

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies have been widely applied in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province, helping improve the efficiency of Shenzhen’s response to public health emergencies and inter-department collaboration capabilities of the city during its implementation of the dynamic zero-COVID policy. Click here to read…

Beijing’s biggest district begins COVID mass testing: Reuters
April 25, 2022

Beijing kicked off three rounds of COVID-19 testing for all residents of its biggest district Chaoyang on Monday after dozens of cases were reported, prompting people to stock up on food over fears of an eventual strict Shanghai-style lockdown. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 39 new COVID-related deaths on April 23: Reuters
April 24, 2022

The Chinese financial hub of Shanghai reported 39 new deaths among its COVID-19 patients on April 23, up from 12 the day before, the local government said on Sunday. The city also recorded 19,657 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases, down from 20,634 a day earlier. The number of confirmed symptomatic infections stood at 1,401, also down from 2,736 the previous day. Click here to read…

Britain seeks law change to ban medical supplies from China’s Xinjiang: Reuters
April 22, 2022

Britain has proposed changes to legislation that would ban its health service from buying medical supplies made in China’s Xinjiang region, after pressure from rights groups over Beijing’s treatment of the Uyghur people. Click here to read…

China ready to offer Sri Lanka ‘urgent help’: Taipei Times
April 24, 2022

China on Friday told Sri Lanka that it is ready to provide “urgently needed help,” an offer that came after the South Asian nation deployed its military to quell anger over its worst economic crisis in decades. Click here to read…

Shanghai adds 51 new deaths from Covid-19, takes total toll to 138 amid rise in symptomatic cases: South China Morning Post
April 25, 2022

Shanghai’s fatalities from Covid-19 have risen to a record 51 deaths amid a 76.4 per cent jump in the number of symptomatic cases. Symptomatic cases amounted to 2,472 in the previous 24 hours, compared with 1,401 a day earlier, according to data released on Monday. New infections amounted to 19,455, 7.6 per cent fewer than the previous day, bringing the city’s total cases to 506,000. 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, March 25, 2022

China ready to help Afghanistan achieve true independence, self-development: :Xinhuanet
March 25, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Thursday that China is ready to help Afghanistan achieve true independence and self-development. During a meeting with Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister of the Afghan Taliban’s caretaker government, Wang said China respects Afghanistan’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, respects the independent choice made by the Afghan people, and respects Afghanistan’s religious beliefs and national customs. Click here to read…

China denounces U.S.’s “prior knowledge” claim of Russian military operation in Ukraine: Xinhuanet
March 25, 2022

A Chinese military spokesperson Thursday denounced the claim that China had prior knowledge of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine as disinformation. The spread of such disinformation by the United States is intended to shirk responsibility and smear China, said Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense. Click here to read…

Chinese FM meets Pakistani chief of army staff on ties, int’l issues: Xinhuanet
March 24, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met with Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and the two had friendly and in-depth discussions on the relations between China and Pakistan as well as the regional and international issues. Click here to read…

China to up financial support for rural vitalization : Xinhuanet
March 24, 2022

China will continue to guide banks and insurers to optimize financial services to advance rural vitalization, the country’s top banking and insurance regulator has said. Financial input to ensure the supply of grains and important agriculture products in 2022 should be prioritized, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said, pledging to step up financial support for rural industries and new types of rural business entities. Click here to read…

China to boost employment of people emerging from poverty: Xinhuanet
March 24, 2022

China will step up efforts this year to stabilize employment of people who have been lifted out of poverty, as part of the work to consolidate the achievements made in poverty alleviation, according to a circular. Click here to read…

China Eastern Airlines grounds 223 Boeing 737-800 aircraft: Xinhuanet
March 24, 2022

China Eastern Airlines and its subsidiaries have temporarily grounded 223 Boeing 737-800 aircraft after one such plane with 132 people on board crashed earlier this week in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, an airline official said Thursday. Click here to read…

Former senior political advisor of Yunnan under probe: Xinhuanet
March 24, 2022

Huang Yi, a former senior political advisor of southwest China’s Yunnan Province is under investigation by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of disciplines and laws. Click here to read…

China orders nationwide safety inspections in all sectors: Xinhuanet
March 24, 2022

Chinese authorities have ordered comprehensive safety inspections in all fields and industries nationwide following a passenger plane crash earlier this week.

Immediate identifications of safety hazards should be carried out in the civil aviation sector, and all problems should be rectified timely, said a circular jointly released by the Office of the Work Safety Commission under the State Council and the Ministry of Emergency Management. Click here to read…

J-10CE fighter jets debut in Pakistan Day Parade :China Military
March 24, 2022

In the annual parade held in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, to celebrate the 82nd Pakistan Day on March 23, the newly inducted Chinese J-10CE fighter jets made a debut. Five J-10CE fighter jets participated in the military parade. Two of them formed a three-aircraft formation with another F-16 jet, leading the entire flight echelon. The other three J-10CE fighter jets appeared in the eighth echelon. In addition to the J-10CE, the JF-17 and J-7PG fighter jets also flew over the parade ground for review. Click here to read…

Official in Shandong removed from post over improper behavior: Global Times
March 25, 2022

A grassroots official in Pingdu, East China’s Shandong Province, has been removed from her post for improper behavior in resolving a petitioning case, authorities announced Wednesday. Wang Li, the former Party chief of Yunshan township of Pingdu, was reportedly caught threatening petitioners in a recording that went viral online. But the case reflects the complexity of China’s grassroots governance, as the petitioners were not entirely victims in the case and they appeared to be seeking economic gain from the local government. Click here to read…

China’s top anti-corruption agency to keep close watch on virtual currency mining: Global Times
March 24, 2022

China’s top anti-corruption agency has vowed to be vigilant toward virtual currency mining in order to achieve carbon neutrality. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) will watch closely for any misconduct or corrupt activity associated with virtual currency mining and punish the violations strictly according to rules and regulations, the commission announced on its official website on Thursday. Click here to read…

Shanghai registers highest daily tally of asymptomatic cases in Chinese mainland: Global Times
March 24, 2022

Shanghai reported 979 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily number in the Chinese mainland. With the gradual adoption of an updated COVID-19 playbook and targeted nucleic acid testing scheme, the city is rushing to get ahead of the virus, through screening, testing and quarantining silent carriers. Click here to read…

US Navy deploys 3 spy ships near China at once ‘in support of submarine warfare’: Global Times
March 24, 2022

The US Navy has reportedly deployed three spy ships simultaneously to sensitive waters near China over the past week in a provocative move experts said on Thursday aims to boost its submarine and anti-submarine warfare capabilities against the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), after the US “acknowledged its shortcomings” with last year’s undersea collision of the USS Connecticut nuclear-powered attack submarine in the South China Sea. Click here to read…

Young people leaving digital assets in wills: China Daily
March 25, 2022

More young people have been preparing wills, and they’re including a number of digital assets that previous generations wouldn’t have considered. According to a white paper released recently by the China Will Registration Center, more than 1,200 people born in the ’90s have registered wills with the center, with 553 doing so last year, 80 percent more than in 2020. Click here to read…

Xinjiang attracts investment projects with optimized business environment: China Daily

March 24, 2022

Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has signed more than 460 investment projects so far this year, worth more than 190 billion yuan (about $30 billion), according to the regional department of commerce. Click here to read…

China issues roadmap for high-quality development of iron and steel industry: People’s Daily
March 25, 2022

Chinese authorities issued a guideline on promoting the high-quality development of the iron and steel industry, which specified that China’s iron and steel industry aims to basically form a high-quality development pattern featuring reasonable layout and structure, stable supply of resources, advanced technical equipment, high quality products and outstanding brands, high level of intelligentization, strong global competitiveness, as well as green, low-carbon, and sustainable development by 2025. Click here to read…

QR code helps rural residents gain clear understanding of government policies: People’s Daily
March 25, 2022

By scanning a QR code with mobile phone, Shen Jihong, a resident in Xiaoli village, Liangma township, Anze county, Linfen city, north China’s Shanxi province, can check basic information, engagement in industries, income details, contact officials in charge of poverty elimination and other kinds of important information and government policies. Click here to read…

Chinese foreign minister on first India visit since 2020 clash: Reuters
March 25, 2022

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet his Indian counterpart in New Delhi on Friday, India’s foreign ministry said, after he arrived in the capital on the first visit by a top Chinese official since border clashes in 2020. Click here to read…

Beijing autoshow postponed due to COVID surge in China: Reuters
March 25, 2022

Organisers of the Beijing autoshow, which was scheduled to be held in late April, have postponed the event due to a recent flare up of COVID-19 cases in China, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Click here to read…

China unlikely to attack in fall, says NSB: Taipei Times
March 25, 2022

It is “highly unlikely” that China would invade Taiwan this autumn, National Security Bureau (NSB) Director-General Chen Ming-tong told lawmakers yesterday, amid reports of a leaked Russian intelligence document suggesting that Chinese President Xi Jinping is considering doing so. Click here to read…

Funerals held for PLA pilots and crew killed in South China Sea crash: South China Morning Post
March 25, 2022

Funerals have been held for at least seven People’s Liberation Army pilots and crew who died when a warplane crashed in the South China Sea early this month, according to official reports. The Chinese military has not confirmed the crash, which is believed to have happened southwest of Sanya in Hainan province on March 1. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 24, 2022

Former Chinese leader He Luli cremated: Xinhuanet
March 23, 2022

He Luli, former leader of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang, was cremated in Beijing on Wednesday. She died in Beijing on March 19 at the age of 88. She once served two terms as vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and one term as vice chairwoman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Click here to read…

China’s anti-graft chief stresses full-coverage inspections: Xinhuanet
March 23, 2022

China’s top anti-graft official on Wednesday stressed gaining a deeper understanding of the inspection work in the new era and working for high-quality completion of the inspection tasks covering Party committees at all levels. Click here to read…

Top political advisor stresses concerted efforts to create bright future for Xinjiang: Xinhuanet
March 23, 2022

China’s top political advisor Wang Yang has stressed the importance of maintaining a clear mind when it comes to the overall targets set for Xinjiang, and the need to view them as long-term, arduous, complex tasks with a focus on deep-seated problems concerning the region’s long-term stability. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 2,010 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
March 24, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 2,010 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, down from 2,591 on Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Of the new local infections, 1,810 were reported in the province of Jilin, 69 in Fujian, 29 in Tianjin, 16 in Shandong, 12 in Jiangxi, 10 each in Heilongjiang and Henan. Click here to read…

Xi sends congratulatory letter to fourth CPC-PCC theory seminar: People’s Daily
March 24, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, sent a congratulatory letter to the fourth theory seminar between the CPC and the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), which opened on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Chinese legislators inspect enforcement of environmental protection law: People’s Daily
March 24, 2022

A meeting of lawmakers from an inspection team under the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee was held Wednesday to hear a report on the enforcement of the environmental protection law. Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the meeting. Click here to read…

Beijing to strictly enforce emergency response mechanism for cross-province transportation: Global Times
March 23, 2022

Beijing will strictly enforce an emergency response mechanism for cross-province transportation, according to Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport on Wednesday. As of Monday, a total of 211 inter-provincial public transportation routes were suspended between Beijing and cities in North China’s Hebei, Tianjin, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, East China’s Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui and other provinces, with 548 vehicles taken off the roads. The city will timely suspend cross-province passenger transport services to and from areas reporting COVID-19 cases, according to the transport commissionClick here to read…

ZTE’s 5-year US probation ends, offers Chinese firms a lesson to use legal means to fight against US crackdown: Global Times
March 23, 2022

After a lengthy wrangle with Washington over alleged illegal exports to Iran and North Korea, Chinese telecom giant ZTE on Wednesday said it received a verdict from a US court to end its five-year probation, during which time the US launched a series of premeditated actions against China including a trade war and similar trade bans on other Chinese tech firms. Click here to read…

Vice-premier urges clean use of coal: China Daily
March 24, 2022

Vice-Premier Han Zheng has called for intensified efforts to promote the clean and efficient utilization of coal, which dominates China’s energy reserves and consumption mix, stressing they are vital to realizing the country’s climate targets. Click here to read…

Shanghai’s daily COVID caseload at nearly 1,000, but containment in sight: Reuters
March 24, 2022

New daily COVID-19 cases in the Chinese commercial hub of Shanghai remained close to 1,000 on Thursday as authorities scrambled to identify and isolate asymptomatic infections, though a leading expert said the outbreak was being contained. Click here to read…

Dozens of Chinese officials punished over latest wave of Covid-19 cases: South China Morning Post
March 22, 2022

More than 70 Chinese officials have been sacked or disciplined over the past month as Covid-19 spreads across the country. The latest wave of Covid-19, driven by the more contagious Omicron virus, has resulted in more than 20,000 infections all over the country.
While health officials have acknowledged that most of the infections showed little or no symptoms making their detection difficult, top leaders have warned officials they face harsh punishment if they are caught slacking or fail to act swiftly. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, March 17, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chinese envoy debunks Ukraine crisis rumors: Global Times

March 16, 2022

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

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

March 17, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

China: Daily Scan, March 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 10, 2022

China’s top political advisory body wraps up annual session: Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022

The fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China’s top political advisory body, held its closing meeting on Thursday. Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders attended the closing meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Click here to read more…

Chinese military spokesperson vows zero tolerance for “Taiwan independence” separatist acts: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022

The Chinese military will never tolerate “Taiwan independence” separatist acts and the interference of external forces, a spokesperson has said. Relevant exercises and training activities of the People’s Liberation Army are by no means targeted at Taiwan compatriots, but “Taiwan independence” separatist activities and the interference of external forces, said Wu Qian, spokesperson for the delegation of the People’s Liberation Army and People’s Armed Police Force attending the fifth session of the 13th National People’s Congress, on Wednesday. Click here to read more…

Chinese lawmakers raise 487 proposals to annual legislative session: Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022

Deputies to the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s national legislature, had submitted 487 proposals as of noon Tuesday, the deadline for proposal submissions at the ongoing fifth session of the 13th NPC, said the secretariat of the session. Click here to read more…

NPC Constitution, Law Committee deliberates draft amendment to law on local legislatures, governments: Xinhuanet
March 9, 2022

The Constitution and Law Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Monday deliberated a draft amendment to the Organic Law of the Local People’s Congresses and Local People’s Governments. Click here to read more…

Chinese PLA cooperates with militaries of over 50 countries in COVID-19 fight: spokesperson: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has played an active role in the global fight against COVID-19 while fully supporting domestic epidemic containment, a military spokesperson said Wednesday. Click here to read more…

Saudi, Chinese firms sign deal on space technologies, satellites, AI cooperation: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022

Three tech firms from Saudi Arabia and China on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of innovative space technologies, satellites, artificial intelligence (AI) and geospatial products. Click here to read more…

Chinese manufacturer unveils new generation of commercial maglev train: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022

Chinese manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. said Thursday that tests have been completed for its next generation of commercial maglev train. The train, with a designed speed of 200 km per hour, has achieved multiple tech breakthroughs such as unmanned driving and non-contact power supply, said Zhang Wenyue, deputy head of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive’s maglev research institute. Click here to read more…

China, India to hold 15th Round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting: China Military
March 10, 2022

As agreed by both sides, the Chinese and Indian militaries will hold the 15th round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting on March 11, said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian at a daily press briefing on March 9. Click here to read more…

Blacklist’ targeting bribers to be unveiled: China Daily
March 10, 2022

Chinese courts will more strictly punish bribe-givers together with those who accept bribes, and set up a “blacklist” for those who offer bribes, a senior official of China’s top court said. Click here to read more…

Stable job market a priority: China Daily
March 9, 2022

The central government will do its utmost to stabilize the job market this year by continuing the employment-first policy, strengthening assistance to market entities and eliminating improper restrictions in the operation of the job market. Click here to read more…

Research seeks new techniques for aviation: China Daily
March 10, 2022

Researchers and engineers in China’s aviation industry are striving to develop new materials and manufacturing techniques to build the country’s next-generation aircraft, according to a senior researcher at Aviation Industry Corp of China, a State-owned aircraft giant. Click here to read more…

Advisors mustn’t be ambiguous in political stance, deviate from right direction, says CPPCC chief: Global Times
March 10, 2022

Wang Yang, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, urged all political advisors to deepen understanding of the achievements of the times, enhance political understanding of the theories of the Communist Party of China, and shoulder the responsibility of uniting wisdom and strength of all Chinese, including those residing overseas, at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC on Thursday. Click here to read more…

Some 50 foreign students evacuated with the Chinese convoy from Sumy, says Chinese Embassy in Ukraine: Global Times
March 9, 2022

About 50 foreign students from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and other countries were evacuated with China’s convoy from northeastern Ukraine’s Sumy on Tuesday, as the last group of 115 Chinese students who had been stranded in the region were moved to safe areas by bus, the Chinese Embassy in Ukraine told the Global Times on Wednesday. Click here to read more…

China welcomes UN human rights chief’s visit to Xinjiang but rejects political tactics says FM: Global Times
March 9, 2022

China welcomes UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s visit to China and her planned trip to the country’s northwestern Xinjiang region, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday, reiterating China’s consistent stance on opposing certain countries’ use of this event for political manipulation. Click here to read more…

China sends first batch of humanitarian aid to Ukraine: Global Times
March 9, 2022

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the Red Cross Society of China had sent a batch of emergency humanitarian aid, including food and daily necessities, to Ukraine at its request. Click here to read more…

China Daily Digest February 17, 2022

Xi urges related parties to adhere to political settlement of Ukraine issue: Xinhuanet
February 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday stressed that related parties should stick to the general direction of political settlement of the Ukraine issue. The Chinese president also emphasized that related parties should make full use of multilateral platforms including the Normandy format, and seek a comprehensive settlement of the Ukraine issue through dialogue and consultation. Click here to read…

Xi says China ready to work with France on China-EU investment deal: Xinhuanet
February 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday afternoon said China stands ready to work with France to advance the ratification of the China-EU investment agreement and its entry into force. He also called for joint efforts to make a success of the China-EU leaders’ meeting, and the new round of high-level dialogues on strategic, economic and trade, green, digital and people-to-people affairs, so as to bring tangible benefits to the people on both sides. Click here to read…

China to build green air logistics network by 2025: Xinhuanet
February 16, 2022

China plans to build a preliminary “safe, smart, efficient and green” air logistics system by 2025, according to a special plan on the development of aviation logistics. Air logistics costs will notably reduce by then; and air logistics services for high-end manufacturing, postal-express delivery, and cross-border e-commerce will continuously improve, says the plan issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Click here to read…

Zhengzhou official punished over floods given new health post: China Daily
February 16, 2022

Hou Hong, the ousted former mayor of Henan provincial capital Zhengzhou, has been appointed deputy director of the province’s health commission, according to local authorities. Click here to read…

China facilitates development of AG600 large amphibious aircraft: China Military
February 16, 2022

China is facilitating the development of the homegrown AG600 large amphibious aircraft, a key member of the country’s “large aircraft family,” according to the developer Wednesday.
In 2022, the AG600 project has set a target to see three new aircraft enter the final assembly phase and three aircraft to take maiden flights, said the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country’s leading plane-maker. Click here to read…

China offers fighters, training aircrafts, choppers and drones at the Singapore Airshow: Global Times
February 17, 2022

China displayed a wide variety of military aircrafts, including the JF-17 fighter, the L-15 advanced trainer, the Z-10 armed chopper and the Wing Loong drone, at the ongoing Singapore Airshow. Observers said on Wednesday that Chinese warplanes could be an attractive choice for countries in the region. Click here to read…

Chinese ride-hailing service providers summoned by market regulator in Henan: Global Times
February 17, 2022

Five major domestic ride-hailing service providers, including Didi Chuxing, were summoned by market regulators of Central China’s Henan Province on Wednesday over multiple business activities that are disrupting market order and fair competition. Click here to read…

China’s inflation slows, leaving room for policy easing: Reuters
February 16, 2022

China’s factory-gate inflation eased to its slowest pace in six months and consumer price growth also softened in January amid weakening property sector demand, new coronavirus curbs and government efforts to rein in surging materials costs. Click here to read…

USTR says new trade tools needed to fight China state-led trade: Reuters
February 16, 2022

The United States needs to pursue new strategies and update its domestic trade tools to deal with China’s “state-led, non-market policies and practices”, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Wednesday in a new assessment report. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping urges China to arm itself with stronger laws and better lawyers for ‘international struggle’: South China Morning Post
February 16, 2022

President Xi Jinping has urged China to speed up legislation related to foreign matters, with a priority on “urgent” areas including sanctions and interference. “We must use legal means to conduct international struggle,” Xi said in an article published on Tuesday in Qiushi, the Communist Party’s main theoretical journal. Click here to read…

Chinese graduates’ petitions ask central government to probe case of trafficked woman found in chains: South China Morning Post
February 17, 2022

Alumni of top universities in China have publicly called on the government to thoroughly investigate the case of a woman found in a hut chained by her neck and later revealed to have been trafficked.A hundred alumni of the prestigious Peking University in Beijing have signed an online petition urging the Communist Party and the State Council, the country’s cabinet, to look into the case of the woman, who was seen in the hut in Xuzhou, eastern China, in a video that went viral last month. Click here to read…

World Bank accused of ‘funding campaign of repression’ in Xinjiang: South China Morning Post
February 16, 2022

The World Bank has been accused of “funding a campaign of repression” of Uygurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang in a new report that reveals the Washington institute’s exposure to the Chinese region.The report by the Atlantic Council, a prominent Washington-based think tank, found “significant evidence” that several clients of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank subsidiary, were “active participants” in a campaign in which China has been accused of the widespread use of forced labour, forced displacement of people from their land, cultural erasure and environmental destruction in Xinjiang. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists say a cheap, lightweight foam could improve hypersonic weapons: South China Morning Post

February 17, 2022

Chinese scientists say they may have found a coating material to improve the performance of future hypersonic weapons: carbon foam. The team at the China Aerodynamics Research and Development Centre said their testing – carried out in a wind tunnel – suggested the material could reduce the impact of shock waves by more than 20 per centClick here to read…

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Chinese premier stresses support for agricultural production: Xinhuanet
February 13, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed increasing support for agricultural production to ensure that annual grain output continues to exceed 1.3 trillion jin (650 billion kg) this year. Click here to read…

Xi signs order to promulgate regulations on military equipment experiment, assessment: Xinhuanet
February 12, 2022

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order promulgating a set of regulations on the experiment and assessment of military equipment. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists join dots in puzzle of sequential memory: Xinhuanet
February 11, 2022

Chinese scientists have made a significant step in discovering how the human brain stores and processes sequential information, a natural capacity with a vast array of applications, from remembering lists to learning the steps of a new dance. Click here to read…

China advances green, low-carbon development in systematic way: Quishi
February 14, 2022

Various parts of China are making concrete efforts to accelerate the country’s comprehensive transition to a greener economy and society. Many regions across the country recently issued their blueprints for green and low-carbon development during the local “two sessions”, the annual meetings of lawmakers and political advisors at various levels. Click here to read…

National medical bulk-buy program to be expanded: China Daily
February 11, 2022

The expanding list of drugs and medical consumables included in China’s bulk-buy program is expected to cover traditional Chinese medicines and more orthopedic and dental implants this year, the National Healthcare Security Administration said on Friday. Click here to read…

Bakeries in several cities investigated for making Bing Dwen Dwen shaped cakes: Global Times
February 13, 2022

Bakeries in several cities, including Chongqing, Ningbo, Shantou, were investigated for making Beijing 2022 mascot Bing Dwen Dwen shaped cakes, which constitutes a violation of licensing rights of the Olympic symbols. Click here to read…

US ropes in Quad allies to fight ‘two-front wars’ with China and Russia despite spent force: Global Times
February 11, 2022

The sign is clearer than ever that the US is turning Quad into a tool to serve its own strategic goal of countering China and Russia simultaneously, observers said, as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken brought the topic of the Ukraine crisis to the Friday meeting of Quad foreign ministers even though this group of US, Australia, Japan and India was formed for “Indo-Pacific” affairs and to target China. Click here to read…

PLA Air Force holds drills across China, shows preparedness against provocations from US, allies: Global Times
February 13, 2022

Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force units across all five theater commands recently conducted simultaneous exercises after the PLA Navy held concurrent drills in three major sea regions in a similar manner, in a move that displayed the Chinese military’s high level of combat preparedness facing military provocations from the US and its allies, analysts said on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s labour policies in Xinjiang are discriminatory, ILO body says: Reuters
February 12, 2022

An International Labour Organization committee has expressed “deep concern” about China’s policies in its far western region of Xinjiang, calling them discriminatory and asking Beijing to bring its employment practices into line with global standards. The report on the region, home to China’s minority Muslim Uyghurs, risks stoking geopolitical tensions between China and the United States at a sensitive time for Beijing as it hosts the Winter Olympics. Click here to read…

China’s commercial banks’ bad loan ratio declines, says regulator: Reuters
February 11, 2022

China’s commercial banks saw their bad loan ratio decline 0.02 basis points to 1.73% at end-December versus three months earlier, the sector’s regulator said on Friday. Outstanding non-performing loans in the commercial banking sector stood at 2.8 trillion yuan ($440.66 billion), an increase of 13.5 billion yuan from the end of the third quarter, according to a statement on the website of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC). Click here to read…

U.S. unveils strategy to bolster role in Indo-Pacific amid China rise: Kyodo
February 13, 2022

The U.S. administration of President Joe Biden on Friday vowed in its Indo-Pacific strategy to bolster its security and economic role to advance a free and open region, while building “collective capacity” with allies to counter China’s growing assertiveness. Among actions to be taken in the next 12 to 24 months, the Biden administration said it will reinforce deterrence against military aggression targeting the United States, its allies and partners, including across the Taiwan Strait, and expand its Coast Guard presence and cooperation in Southeast Asia. Click here to read…

Rush hour mystery bus blast in China kills 1, injures 42: South China Morning Post
February 12, 2022

A bus explosion killed one person and injured 42 people, two of them seriously, in northeastern China on Saturday, around 600km (390 miles) from Beijing, where the Winter Olympics have entered their second week. The cause of the rush hour blast in Shenyang, provincial capital of Liaoning, is under investigation, but it comes at a sensitive time for the Chinese government, which is keen to avoid any security issues during the Games. Click here to read…

Chinese military plays game of drones from Himalayas to South China Sea: South China Morning Post
February 12, 2022

Drones are playing a growing role in China’s military operations, from the Himalayan border areas to the depths of the seas off its eastern and southern coasts, as the People’s Liberation Army embeds the technology in nearly every sphere of operations. Recent satellite images, as well as media and academic reports, have confirmed a significant stepping up in the deployment of drones, developed for an array of uses, in joint combat operations and strategies. Click here to read…

Facebook video of ‘new Chinese submarine’ gets experts’ tongues wagging: South China Morning Post
February 13, 2022

A submarine shown in a video posted on social media could be a new, smaller Chinese class prioritising stealth and low cost, and used to counter drones, experts said. Video footage posted on Facebook in a group called “Comments on the PLA” appeared to show an unknown type of Chinese submarine surfacing in a reservoir. It appeared to be undergoing early-stage trials, because the footage, posted by a user called Liu Chengliang, showed two white stripes printed on the sail, as is commonly seen on new Chinese submarines during early tests. Click here to read…

China’s unified power market to give renewable energy a boost, but its implementation could be an uphill task, analysts say: South China Morning Post
February 13, 2022

China’s ambition to build a unified electricity market to support its climate goals could lead the sector into a new era and give renewable energy a big push, analysts said. However, ineffective power trading programmes and potentially large trading volumes suggest the system could be difficult to implement. Click here to read…

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Chinese ambassador, U.S. business leaders vow to work for sound, stable China-U.S. ties in Year of Tiger: Xinhuanet
January 31, 2022

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang and U.S. business leaders said on Sunday that they will work for the stable development of China-U.S. relations in the upcoming Year of the Tiger. “In the coming year of the tiger, we must have courage and vision,” Qin said at an online reception for the Chinese New Year held by the Chinese Embassy. Click here to read…

China’s Tibet sees foreign trade up 88.3 pct in 2021: Xinhuanet
February 1, 2022

Foreign trade of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region surged 88.3 percent year on year in 2021, according to data from local customs. Tibet’s imports and exports exceeded 4 billion yuan (about 632 million U.S. dollars) last year, the customs in Lhasa, the regional capital, said. Click here to read…

China’s renewable energy capacity up in 2021: Xinhuanet
January 31, 2022

China saw steady growth in renewable energy capacity in 2021, data by the National Energy Administration showed. By the end of last year, the country’s installed capacity of renewable energy totaled 1.06 billion kilowatts, accounting for 44.8 percent of the total installed power generation capacity. Click here to read…

Xinjiang’s Kashgar opens 4 new int’l air cargo routes: Xinhuanet
February 1, 2022

The prefecture of Kashgar in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region opened four new international air cargo routes in January in its efforts to further opening up, according to local authorities. These routes link Kashgar with the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Islamabad, Hungary’s Budapest as well as Liege in Belgium, said Kashgar Customs on Sunday. Click here to read…

Beijing 2022 builds platform for cultural exchange and mutual understanding, said SCO chief: People’s Daily
January 31, 2022

The Beijing Olympic Winter Games will not only provide a competitive stage for athletes from different countries and regions but also build a platform for cultural exchange and mutual understanding, said Zhang Ming, secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Click here to read…

Japan parliament adopts resolution on human rights in China: Reuters
February 1, 2022

Japan’s parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution on the “serious human rights situation” in China, and called Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government to take steps to relieve the situation, as the Beijing Winter Olympics loom just days ahead. Japan has already announced it will not send a government delegation to the Games, following a U.S.-led diplomatic boycott over concerns about China’s human rights condition, although Tokyo avoided explicitly labelling its move as such. Click here to read…

Dashed dreams for China Evergrande’s showpiece resort island: Reuters
January 31, 2022

The opening last year of the world’s largest artificial resort island, developed by China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) for nearly $13 billion, was the realisation of the ambitions of founder Hui Ka Yan, who sketched a design for the project himself. Click here to read…

China’s abuse of foreign reporters worsens: Taipei Times
February 1, 2022

The Chinese government is finding new ways to intimidate foreign journalists, their Chinese colleagues and their sources, and harassment has reached such a high level that at least six have left the country, a key report said yesterday. Click here to read…

China’s backing for global debt transparency crucial to contain Covid-induced stress in emerging markets: South China Morning Post
January 31, 2022

Bringing China on board is “critical” to promoting transparency in sovereign lending, according to a report by the Bretton Woods Committee, amid a rise in sovereign debt distress in emerging markets caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.The influential US-based non-profit group recommended in a report on Monday that a global consensus be developed around “minimum voluntary disclosure requirements” and ongoing reporting obligations for all sovereign lending. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists create AI nanny to look after babies in artificial womb: South China Morning Post
January 31, 2022

An artificial womb for fetuses to safely grow in, and a robotic nanny to monitor and take care of them. All within the realm of possibility, say Chinese scientists, in what could be a breakthrough for the future of childbearing in a country facing its lowest birth rates in decades. Click here to read…