Tag Archives: Yangtze

China: Daily Scan, May 20, 2022

Afghanistan
Statement Released from Afghan Politicians at Turkey Meeting: Tolo News

The Afghan politicians who recently met in Turkey released a statement saying that the establishment of a council will help change the current Afghan situation.
The meeting among the Afghan politicians was hosted by Marshal Abdul Rasheed Dostum and it was held under the title of “National Resistance of Rescuing Afghanistan”. Click here to read…

US-Taliban Deal Biggest Factor in Collapse of ANDSF: Watchdog: Tolo News

The biggest factor that led to the collapse of the Afghan military in August last year was the U.S. decision to withdraw forces and contractors from Afghanistan through an agreement with the Islamic Emirate signed by the Trump administration and executed by the Biden administration, a U.S. watchdog report concluded. Click here to read…

The Taliban Orders Female TV Presenters to Cover Their Faces with Masks During Performances: The Khaama Press

The Taliban’s Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prohibition of Vice has issued a new directive requiring female presenters on television to wear masks. The order was officially announced on Wednesday, May 19 by Taliban Ministry of Interior agents to MOBY Group television channels, including TOLONews. Click here to read…

The Afghanistan Freedom Movement Group Claims Responsibility for Today’s Explosion of Mazar-e-Sharif: The Khaama Press

Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan (Afghanistan Freedom Movement) claimed responsibility for an attack on the 209th AlFath Taliban Corps convoy in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province. An explosion occurred this morning, Thursday, May 19, in Mazar-e-Sharif Sharif’s 5th district, and it is believed that the target of the explosion was a Taliban army convoy, leaving three people wounded. Click here to read…

Bangladesh
Govt imposes 65-day fishing ban- The Daily Star

A 65-day ban has been imposed on all kinds of fishing in Bangladesh maritime from today. Click here to read…

Form separate land commission for them- The Daily Star

The government needs to strengthen its efforts to improve livelihood of the country’s indigenous community people living in the plainland, said speakers at a roundtable yesterday. Click here to read…

Navy rescues 33 Rohingyas- The Daily Star

Members of Bangladesh Navy yesterday rescued 33 Rohingya refugees from the Teknaf coast in Cox’s Bazar while they were being trafficked to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal. Click here to read…

Gas supply to remain suspended in parts of Dhaka on Saturday- The Daily Star

Gas supply will remain suspended in different parts of Dhaka on Saturday (May 21, 2022) from 9:00am to 9:00pm, for replacement of supply lines. Click here to read…

Submit report on present situation of commodity prices in 3 days: Cabinet- The Daily Star

The cabinet today (May 19, 2022) directed the finance and commerce ministries along with Bangladesh Bank to prepare a report within three days on the present situation of the prices of essentials for the next course of action to tackle the challenges to emerge as the outcome of Russia-Ukraine war and Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to read…

JS body seeks US lawmakers’ support for lifting sanctions on Rab- The Daily Star

A delegation of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has sought US lawmakers’ support for lifting US sanctions on Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and seven of its current and former officials imposed on December 10 last year. Click here to read…

Bhutan
PGI set to emulate Bhutan’s ‘Happiness Index’, patients to fill feedback forms: Times of India

For the first time, the premier medical institute PGI will be focusing on a “happiness index,” which involves a sense of resvponsibility towards patient care, mental and physical well-being and good governance. Click here to read…

Bhutan looks to taxis to jump-start stalled electric vehicle push: CAN

As night sets in, Dorji Wangchuk plugs his electric car into a charging station, then starts thumbing his rosary and mumbling prayers while he waits for the half-hour before he can continue driving his taxi around Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. Click here to read…

Maldives
Ranil Wickremesinghe ropes in ex-Maldives President to ‘coordinate’ foreign aid for crisis-hit Sri Lanka: The Hindu

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed Maldivian Parliamentary Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed as the “coordinator” for securing foreign aid to Sri Lanka that is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Click here to read…

Myanmar
Striking Myanmar Civil Servants Denied Passports – The Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s military regime has stopped issuing passports to striking civil servants to prevent them leaving the country. A striking doctor said: “Instead of arresting strikers at the airports, the regime has barred them from applying for or extending passports. I made enquiries about an extension and found a list of striking civil servants has been sent to the passport office.” Click here to read…

KNLA Captures Strategic Camp From Myanmar Military Near Thai Border – The Irrawaddy

The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and allied resistance forces seized a strategic camp from the Myanmar military in Karen State near the Thai border on Wednesday despite facing heavy air strikes called in by the regime. Click here to read…

Myanmar Fuel Importers Blame Shortages on Junta Dollar Controls – The Irrawaddy

Myanmar is facing fuel shortages partly because of the regime’s controls over US dollars. In early April, the regime-controlled Central Bank of Myanmar ordered that foreign earnings must be deposited with licensed banks and exchanged for kyats within one working day at the official rate. The regime also ordered that fuel be sold at fixed rates. Click here to read…

Burmese civilians are caught between the junta and the resistance – The Economist

When moe moe and hundreds of thousands of public-sector workers just like her went on strike after the Burmese army launched a coup in February 2021, they were promised that the resistance would take care of them. As the movement opposing the putsch became more organised, forming a shadow administration called the National Unity Government (nug), it raised $120,000 to support some 360,000 public-sector workers who were shunning their desks. Click here to read…

Conflict between Myanmar’s proxy forces may outlast a political resolution – RFA

Pro-military Pyu Saw Htee militiamen and anti-junta People’s Defense Force (PDF) paramilitaries are engaged in what will likely become a protracted conflict in Myanmar with no formal process in place to mediate between the two civilian proxy armies, an analyst said Wednesday. Click here to read…

Home of Myanmar opposition government’s defence secretary targeted in bomb attack – Myanmar Now

The Mandalay home of Naing Htoo Aung, the secretary of defence for the National Unity Government (NUG), was bombed in a targeted attack by a group of unidentified armed men on Tuesday night, according to local sources. Click here to read…

Nepal
RJP gets mayor, NC deputy mayor in Jaimini Municipality- The Himalayan Times

Nara Bahadur Pun from Rastriya Janamorcha Party, the common candidate of the five-party alliance, has won the mayoral post in the local level election in Jaimini Municipality of Baglung district. Pun garnered 8,755 votes whereas his closest rival Leela Rana from the CPN-UML got 2,873 votes.Click here to read…

Government amends law to ensure security of health personnel- The Himalayan Times

The government has amended the Security of Health Workers and Health Organisations Act, 2010, to ensure safety and security of health personnel and health institutions via remedial actions against incidents of frequent attacks on them over the death of patients in the course of medical treatment. Click here to read…

Maoist Centre bags seven local levels, NC two, UML one, in Rolpa- The Himalayan Times

As per the count, the CPN-Maoist Centre secured victory in seven local levels, whereas NC and CPN- UML secured victory in two and one local level, respectively. Click here to read…

Pakistan
In US, Bilawal defends Imran’s Moscow visit: Dawn

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday strongly defended Imran Khan’s Moscow visit, saying there was no way for the former prime minister to know that Russia would invade Ukraine on the day he landed in the Russian capital. Click here to read…

Fazlur Rehman seeks state institutions’ support for nascent government: Dawn

Questioning the Supreme Court suo moto notice on apprehensions that criminal justice might be undermined by people in positions of authority, the chief of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, on Thursday demanded “solid and full support” of the state institutions for the newly placed coalition government to bring the country out of crises “created under the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf rule”. Click here to read…

Current account deficit narrows to $623m in April: The News

Pakistan’s current account deficit fell by 39 percent to $623 million in April from $1.0 billion the previous month, boosted by a jump in remittances and decline in imports, the central bank said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Rupee surpasses 200 against dollar during intra-day trade: The Express Tribune

The rupee lost Rs2.41 to Rs200.80 at around 1:45 pm compared to Wednesday’s close at Rs198.39. According to reports, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed surprise over the free-fall in the rupee and convened a meeting to take measures to end uncertainty in capital markets. Click here to read…

Imran hints at turning Islamabad long march into prolonged sit-in: The Express Tribune

“We only want one thing and that is elections and do not want the imported government. We want independence via free and transparent elections. The ocean of people will not leave Islamabad until we get a date for the elections,” he said while addressing party workers in K-P House in Islamabad. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka defaults on debt for first time in its history: BBC

It comes after a 30-day grace period to come up with $78m (£63m) of unpaid debt interest payments expired on Wednesday. The governor of the South Asian nation’s central bank said the country was now in a “pre-emptive default”. Later on Thursday, two of the world’s biggest credit rating agencies also said Sri Lanka had defaulted. Click here to read…

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka runs out of fuel: Arab News

Most Colombo residents stayed home on Thursday, unable to reach work or drive their children to school, as crisis-hit Sri Lanka ran out of fuel. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka slips into default, central bank head agrees to stay on: Aljazeera

Sri Lanka’s central bank governor says he will stay in his position given an improvement in political stability in the midst of an economic crisis, and he would not step down as he had earlier warned. Click here to read…

Sri Lankan forces ended LTTE civil war through ‘humanitarian operation’: Gotabaya: The Hindu

Marking the national War Heroes Day, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the armed forces ended the LTTE civil war in 2009 through a “humanitarian operation”, but the government still faces a UN-led probe into the alleged human rights violations. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, May 09, 2022

Exhibition on Chinese youth movement history opens in Beijing: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

An exhibition on the history of the Chinese youth movement has opened in Beijing to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC). The special exhibition, which is being held at the Central School of the Communist Youth League of China, offers a panoramic view of the Chinese youth movement over the past century led by the Communist Party of China, according to the CYLC Central Committee. Click here to read…

Senior legislators meet to deliberate laws: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

The Council of Chairpersons of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee held a meeting on Saturday in Beijing. The meeting, presided over by Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, heard reports on changes made to a draft revision to the Law on Physical Culture and Sports, a draft black soil conservation law, a draft amendment to the Anti-monopoly Law, and a draft amendment to the procedural rules of the NPC Standing Committee. 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…

Chinese ambassador urges U.S. to stop politicizing business, trade ties with China: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang has urged the United States to stop politicizing China-U.S. business and trade ties and cancel the additional tariffs on Chinese goods that Washington still hasn’t let go. Click here to read…

Japan slammed for hyping up “China threat”: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Friday said Japan must not hype up the so-called “China threat” and undermine mutual trust and cooperation among countries in the region. Click here to read…

Over 90 pct of China’s SOE reform three-year action plan completed: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

China has completed over 90 percent of the major tasks of a three-year action plan to reform local state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to a meeting Saturday. Click here to read…

China int’l big-data online expo slated for May 26: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

The China International Big Data Industry Expo 2022 is scheduled to take place online on May 26, the event organizers said on Saturday. For the past seven years, the event has been hosted by the city of Guiyang in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will take the form of a cloud conference this year, the organizers said. Click here to read…

Shanghai postpones entrance examinations for college, senior high: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

The Shanghai Municipal government Saturday said the city’s entrance examinations for colleges and senior high schools will be postponed for a month due to the latest resurgence of COVID-19. Click here to read…

China to promote urbanization through development of county seats: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

China has vowed to boost the development of county seats to promote urbanization, according to the country’s top economic planner. The move is expected to help drive the development and modernization of rural areas, and expand domestic consumption and investment, while creating more jobs and improving the lives of residents in county seats, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) told Xinhua, expounding on a Friday guideline on the subject. Click here to read…

State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
May 7, 2022

The State Council announced the appointment and removal of several officials on Saturday. Zhao Chenxin was appointed deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission. Sheng Qiuping was appointed vice minister of commerce, replacing Wang Bingnan. Click here to read…

Shanghai reports 215 confirmed, 3,760 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 8, 2022

China’s Shanghai reported 215 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 3,760 local asymptomatic cases on Saturday, the municipal health commission said Sunday. Click here to read…

Beijing reports 39 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 8, 2022

Beijing reported 39 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases between 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, said local authorities Sunday. The new cases were all from people under quarantine. They have been transferred to designated hospitals for isolation treatment, said Pang Xinghuo, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control center, at a press conference. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 401 new local COVID-19 cases, 322 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 9, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 401 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, of which 322 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said on Monday. Apart from Shanghai, six other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 33 in Beijing and 28 in Guangdong. Click here to read…

China releases list of most-wanted fugitives for women, child trafficking: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has released a list of the six most-wanted fugitives for their involvement in major crimes of abduction and trafficking of women and children. Click here to read…

Former vice president of China Development Bank indicted for multiple offenses: Xinhuanet
May 6, 2022

He Xingxiang, former vice president of China Development Bank, has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, issuing financial bills and granting loans illegally, and concealing overseas bank deposits. 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 central gov’t office says Hong Kong takes fresh look with new electoral system: Xinhuanet
May 8, 2022

The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China’s State Council on Sunday said Hong Kong has taken a fresh look with a new electoral system and is poised for a brighter future at a new starting point. Click here to read…

John Lee elected as HKSAR’s sixth-term chief executive designate: Xinhuanet
May 8, 2022

The returning officer for the election of the sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said on Sunday that John Lee has been elected as the chief executive designate. Click here to read…

China capable of stable energy supply: Quishi
May 9, 2022

Facing the pressure of increasing uncertainties in the global energy market caused by geopolitical conflicts, China has pledged maximum efforts to safeguard its energy supply. Despite the external pressure, China still possesses the capability to guarantee a secure, reliable and stable supply of energy, said Fu Linghui, a spokesperson with the National Bureau of Statistics. Click here to read…

China steers nimble monetary policies to enliven economy: Quishi
May 9, 2022

China is making agile use of monetary policy ammo to buoy the economy amid mounting uncertainties, said an official with the central bank, adding that the country is able to cope with the impact of other major economies’ tightening moves. Click here to read…

Ministry to shore up bottlenecks along transport infrastructure: Quishi
May 7, 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. Click here to read…

China moves forward in balanced education efforts: Quishi
May 7, 2022

All 2,895 counties across China have passed the national assessment of balanced development in compulsory education by the end of last year, thanks to unrelenting efforts from central and local authorities, the Ministry of Education said on Thursday. Click here to read…

Xi to address grand gathering marking Communist Youth League of China centenary: China Military
May 8, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will attend a grand gathering at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China. Click here to read…

Minors barred from buying gifts for livestreamers: China Daily
May 9, 2022

A new document has banned minors from buying virtual gifts for livestreamers and those under the age of 16 from performing as livestreamers. People aged between 16 and 18 who want to be livestreamers must get their guardians’ consent, said the document, which was jointly issued on Saturday by the Office of the Central Commission for Guiding Cultural and Ethical Progress, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the National Radio and Television Administration and the Cyberspace Administration of China. Click here to read…

Online and off, fairs to offer 1.4 million jobs: China Daily
May 9, 2022

The Ministry of Education launched college graduate recruitment week on Monday. The event, which aims to expand employment opportunities and help graduates overcome employment issues caused by the epidemic, began both online and offline in Henan, Beijing, Jilin, Shandong, Chongqing and Yunnan. Click here to read…

Former SPC assistant judge gets 14 years for taking bribes, stealing state secrets: China Daily
May 7, 2022

Wang Linqing, a former assistant judge of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a local court on Saturday for receiving bribes and illegally obtaining state secrets. Click here to read…

Shanghai delays national college entrance examination due to epidemic: China Daily
May 7, 2022

Shanghai has postponed the national college entrance examination to July due to the COVID-19 epidemic, according to a news conference held on Saturday. The examination, or gaokao, which was scheduled to be held in June, is now deferred to July 7 – 9, the city’s vice-mayor Chen Qun said. Click here to read…

Electricity trading resumes with Vietnam: China Daily
May 6, 2022

With the startup of a double-circuit power line between China and Vietnam on April 30, power trade between the two countries has resumed. The line runs between Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province and Vietnam’s Lao Cai province. Click here to read…

John Lee wins chief executive election: China Daily
May 8, 2022

John Lee Ka-chiu won the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s chief executive election on Sunday, becoming the sixth-term chief executive-elect after securing 1,416 votes from Election Committee members. Click here to read…

Beijing to keep conducting mass testing: China Daily
May 9, 2022

Chaoyang residents, workers urged to stay home as epidemic fight continues As Beijing is still fighting intensively against the latest outbreak of COVID-19, the city government has decided to continue carrying out mass nucleic acid testing in districts and key areas and to implement stricter measures to contain the spread of the virus. Click here to read…

Xi to address grand gathering marking Communist Youth League of China centenary: Global Times
May 8, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, will attend a grand gathering at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China. Click here to read…

PLA holds joint drills east, southwest to Taiwan island: Global Times
May 09, 2022

PLA Eastern Theater Command organized maritime, aerial and conventional missile forces for realistic combat drills in & above waters east and southwest to Taiwan island Fri to Sun: PLA DailyClick here to read…

US Embassy in China mocked by Chinese netizens after comparing Russia with Nazi Germany: Global Times
May 9, 2022

The US Embassy in China on Sunday issued a post comparing Russia with Nazi Germany during World War II amid the crisis in Ukraine but Chinese netizens slammed such fanning of flames, saying the US was the biggest culprit by inciting war and jeopardizing global peace. Click here to read…

Permanent populations of 10 provincial-level regions in China fall in 2021: Global Times
May 8, 2022

The permanent populations of at least 10 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland fell in 2021, according to data released by statistic authorities from the country’s 30 provinces and regions, which experts said was an expected crisis that needs to be fixed urgently. Click here to read…

Criminal case filed against Beijinger for concealing residence, leading to virus spread and closed-off management of more than 1,300: Global Times
May 8, 2022

A Beijing resident who concealed his living address during a COVID-19 epidemiological investigation has led to the spread of the virus and the subsequent closed-off management of more than 1,300 people, Beijing police announced at a briefing on Saturday. Click here to read…

2022 Hangzhou Asian Games rescheduled, Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games postponed over COVID concerns: Global Times
May 6, 2022

Three major sports events to be held in China in second half of 2022, including the Asian Games, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, organizers announced on Friday, casting a shadow to the global sports calendar, as well as some athletes’ career. Click here to read…

Former deputy head of China Development Bank being prosecuted for taking bribes, issuing illegal loans: Global Times
May 6, 2022

Beijing’s procuratorial organs moved to prosecute He Xingxiang, former deputy head of China Development Bank for allegedly taking bribes, issuing loans illegally and concealing offshore deposits, according to a statement published by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. Click here to read…

Online celebrity given jail term for violating martyrs’ reputation: Global Times
May 5, 2022

Luo Changping, an online celebrity and journalist, was sentenced to prison for seven months on Thursday in Sanya, South China’s Hainan Province for satirizing and humiliating martyrs of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV). Click here to read…

Some enterprises in Beijing to enjoy free rent for six months during epidemic: Global Times
May 9, 2022

Chaoyang district in Beijing said it will reduce or exempt six months worth of rent for small, medium and micro-sized service enterprises and individual businesses that rent state-owned properties in 2022, a move aimed at relieving the burden on businesses experiencing hardship during the epidemic. Click here to read…

6 hydroelectric plants along the Yangtze River generate over 3 trillion kilowatt-hours of power: Global Times
May 8, 2022

Six cascade hydroelectric plants along the Yangtze River have generated more than 3 trillion kilowatt-hours of power, which is equivalent to saving about 910 million tons of coal and reducing close to 240 million tons of carbon dioxide, the Three Gorges Group announced on Saturday night. Click here to read…

“Mobile hospitals” deliver medical services to doorsteps of rural residents in E China’s Zhejiang: People’s Daily
May 9, 2022

It took about one hour for the medical vehicle, which was dispatched by a hospital in Songyang county, Lishui city, east China’s Zhejiang Province, to get to Xiecun village, a mountainous village located in the same county. Many local villagers had been waiting for the vehicle’s arrival at the entrance of the village. Click here to read…

7th cross-Strait ceremony to worship Emperor Yan to be held in China’s Shanxi: People’s Daily
May 5, 2022

The 7th cross-Strait ceremony to worship Emperor Yan, a legendary ancestor of the Chinese nation, will take place on May 8 in Gaoping, a county-level city in north China’s Shanxi Province, where the mausoleum of Emperor Yan is located, its organizers revealed at a recent press conference. Click here to read…

China’s sea levels touched new high in 2021, govt study shows: Reuters
May 9, 2022

China’s sea levels reached their highest on record last year, swelled by rising water temperatures and the melting of glaciers and polar icecaps, the government said in a report. Click here to read…

Diamond League meets in China moved, cancelled due to COVID-19: Reuters
May 7, 2022

A Diamond League athletics meet to be held this year in China has been moved to Poland and another cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, organisers said, after the high-profile Asian Games in Hangzhou were postponed. Click here to read…

U.S., Chinese regulators in talks for audit deal: Reuters
May 7, 2022

U.S. and Chinese regulatory officials are in talks to settle a long-running dispute over the auditing compliance of U.S.-listed Chinese firms, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The standoff, if not resolved, could see Chinese firms kicked off New York bourses. Click here to read…

Chaos at Apple supplier shows strains of Shanghai COVID lockdown: Reuters
May 8, 2022

Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City would seem like an ideal site to implement China’s “closed-loop” management system to prevent the spread of COVID that requires staff to live and work on-site in a secure bubble. Click here to read…

‘Go home!’ COVID-hit Shanghai, Beijing tell residents to avoid social contacts: Reuters
May 9, 2022

China’s two biggest cities tightened COVID-19 curbs on their residents on Monday, raising new frustration and even questions about the legality of its uncompromising battle with the virus. Click here to read…

Chinese get creative to dodge virus censorship: Taipei Times
May 8, 2022

From quoting the national anthem to referencing Hollywood blockbusters and George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, Chinese Web users are using creative methods to dodge censorship and voice discontent over COVID-19 measures. China maintains a tight grip over the Internet, with legions of censors scrubbing out posts that cast the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) policies in a negative light. Click here to read…

Australian, Solomons ministers discuss China pact: Taipei Times
May 08, 2022

Australia’s foreign minister has met her Solomon Islands counterpart for the first time since the South Pacific island nation signed a security pact with China. Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marise Payne yesterday said she met Solomon Islands Development Planning and Aid Coordination Minister Jeremiah Manele in the Australian east coast city of Brisbane as he transited through the airport on Friday night. Click here to read…

China trade: export growth slowed to lowest level in almost 2 years in April, imports flat: South China Morning Post
May 9, 2022

China’s export growth slowed to its lowest rate since June 2020 in April, data released on Monday showed, while imports remained flat. Exports grew by 3.9 per cent last month from a year earlier to US$273.62 billion, compared with growth of 14.7 per cent in March.
The export figure, though, was above the median result of a survey of analysts conducted by Bloomberg, which had predicted 1.9 per cent growth last month compared to a year earlier. Click here to read…

How Chinese loans help fuel African military spending: South China Morning Post
May 9, 2022

Chinese money is helping to bankroll and equip some African countries with military equipment and infrastructure. Most Chinese lending on the continent is used to fund civilian infrastructure, but according to Boston University’s Global Development Centre, it signed 27 loan deals with eight African countries worth US$3.5 billion between 2000 and 2020 for defence spending. Most of the money went into buying military aircraft, equipment and training and for building housing units for the military and police. Click here to read…

Premier Li Keqiang warns of ‘complicated, grim’ outlook, urges action ahead of Communist Party congress: South China Morning Post
May 8, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned of a “grim” outlook for the job market, urging provincial governments to take stronger action to stabilise employment ahead of a landmark political meeting this year. In written remarks to a teleconference of provincial leaders on Saturday, Li said employment conditions were “complicated and grim”, and local authorities should step up their efforts on job stability to “ensure the achievement of the annual employment goal and welcome the victory” of the Communist Party’s national congress. The congress, a five yearly political gathering set to take place in autumn, is expected to mark the start of President Xi Jinping’s third five-year term as the party’s leader. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, February 10, 2022

Former Supreme court official arrested for taking bribes: Xinhuanet
February 10, 2022

Meng Xiang, former chief of the enforcement bureau of the Supreme People’s Court, has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday. The National Supervisory Commission has completed the investigation into his case and handed it over to prosecuting agencies, the SPP added. Click here to read…

China’s former banking regulatory official arrested for suspected bribery, power abuse: Xinhuanet

February 10, 2022

Cai Esheng, former vice chairman of the now defunct China Banking Regulatory Commission, was arrested on suspicion of bribery and abuse of power, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday. Click here to read…

China rebukes U.S. for cobbling together cliques by drawing ideological line: Xinhuanet
February 10, 2022

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday said that the United States forces other countries to accept its democratic standards and cobbles together cliques by drawing the ideological line, which is sheer betrayal to democracy. According to reports, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is going to attend the fourth ministerial-level meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) foreign ministers in Australia. At a press briefing via teleconference, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink said that part of that discussion will relate to the challenges that China poses to democratic values and the international order. Click here to read…

Military issues new set of rules for honor system: China Military
February 10, 2022

China overhauled its military honor system recently by issuing a set of rules. The Regulation on the Armed Forces’ Honor System sets three major categories of honor-one for service members’ exploits during wartime, another for their work during peacetime and the third for efforts during massive noncombat operations-and also establishes special honors for commanding officers. Click here to read…

China’s shipbuilding industry keeps global lead in 2021: People’s Daily

February 10, 2022

China’s shipbuilding industry continued to take the lead globally last year, with three major indicators in the sector – completion volume of ships, new shipbuilding orders and holding order volumes – all in leading positions worldwide. The country’s completion volume of ships rose by 3 percent year on year to 39.7 million deadweight tons (dwt) in 2021, data from the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) showed. The 2021 shipbuilding output accounted for 47.2 percent of the world’s total, 4.1 percentage points higher than that in 2020. Click here to read…

BBC’s China-Nepal border dispute hype a ‘smear campaign’: Global Times
February 10, 2022

The BBC recently hyped the baseless claim of China encroaching on Nepal’s territory, which has been repeatedly denied by both countries, with observers saying the BBC’s report is part of a smear campaign against China amid applause for the Beijing Winter Olympics. Click here to read…

Regular appearances of improved J-11B fighter indicate massive upgrade program: analysts: Global Times
February 10, 2022

The upgraded version of China’s J-11B fighter jet, characterized by its white radar dome compared with the original version’s black one, has featured in several recent official reports, with analysts saying that this could be an indication that more original J-11Bs will be upgraded to the latest variant in the near future. Click here to read…

China and Russia accelerate energy cooperation with Eastern Gas Pipeline in full swing: Global Times
February 10, 2022

The underwater shield crossing project that passes through the Yangtze River of China-Russia Eastern Gas Pipeline is in full swing, which is the key project of the southern section of the China-Russia Eastern Gas Pipeline, with a total length of 10.226 kilometers, the longest tunnel under construction across the Yangtze River. Click here to read…

China revises draft rules on data security for business sectors: Reuters
February 10, 2022

China’s industry ministry published revisions to draft rules on Thursday dictating how companies and localities should manage data, bringing more specificity to the country’s evolving data governance regime. Click here to read…

China hopes U.S. will remove tariffs, end sanctions to create conditions for trade: Reuters
February 10, 2022

China hopes the United States will remove additional tariffs on Chinese goods and end its sanctions and crackdowns as soon as possible to create conditions for trade cooperation, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday. Gao Feng, ministry spokesman, made the comments at a regular briefing. Click here to read…

China’s digital yuan not a backup amid a financial crisis, and there’s ‘no incentive’ to move money: South China Morning Post
February 10, 2022

China will not be pressured into raising the limit on the amount of money that can be held within its central bank digital currency even in the face of a financial crisis, according to the head of its e-CNY department within the central bank. Use of the yet-to-be launched digital yuan is currently limited to 11 cities plus inside venues used for the ongoing Winter Olympics as part of a pilot programme, which will soon also include Hong Kong. Click here to read…

Race to 6G: Chinese researchers declare data streaming record with whirling radio waves: South China Morning Post
February 10, 2022

Chinese researchers say they have achieved a record data streaming speed using a revolutionary technology that could help China take the lead in the global race for next-gen wireless communication, or 6G. Using vortex millimetre waves, a form of extremely high-frequency radio wave with rapidly changing spins, the researchers transmitted 1 terabyte of data over 1km (3,300 feet) in a second. Click here to read…

China resumes R&D push with record US$441b outlay in 2021: South China Morning Post
February 9, 2022

China spent a record 2.79 trillion yuan (US$441.3 billion) on research and development last year, an increase of more than 14 per cent over 2020 – when nationwide lockdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic saw the country post its lowest GDP growth in decades. The R&D spending growth rate in 2021 was more than 40 per cent higher than in the previous year, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said in releasing the data. Click here to read…