China: Daily Scan, April 25, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
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...

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