China: Daily Scan, August 02, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China urges U.S., Japan not to incite division in name of cooperation: Xinhuanet
August 1, 2022

China on Monday urged the United States and Japan not to politicize, weaponize and overstretch the concept of national security on economic, trade and sci-tech issues, not target third parties or undermine their interests, still less incite division and confrontation in the name of cooperation and dialogue. Click here to read...

Chinese researchers study producing fishmeal from industrial exhaust gases: Xinhuanet
August 1, 2022

Chinese researchers have systematically reviewed the application and potential development of industrial exhaust gas in producing aquaculture feed protein. The rapid development of aquaculture requires a rigid increase in feed consumption that heavily depends on wild-captured forage fish, which is unsustainable, costly and less eco-friendly, according to a recent research article published in the journal Reviews in Aquaculture. Click here to read...

State councilor calls for all-out flood control, drought relief efforts: Xinhuanet
August 2, 2022

State Councilor Wang Yong on Monday called for all-out flood control and drought relief efforts to ensure the safety of people's lives and property. Wang, also head of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, gave the instruction when inspecting the Ministry of Emergency Management and presiding over a video conference on flood control and drought relief work. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 46 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
August 2, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 46 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 10 in Gansu, and nine in Guangxi and Sichuan respectively, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 327 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Monday. Among them, 96 were in Guangxi. Click here to read...

China forbids COVID-19-related employment discrimination: Xinhuanet
August 2, 2022

Chinese authorities on Monday issued a circular targeting workplace discrimination against employees or jobseekers due to their previous history of COVID-19 infection. Employers and human resources service agencies are strictly forbidden from refusing to recruit people who have recovered from COVID-19 on the grounds that they once tested positive for the virus, according to the circular jointly released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the National Health Commission. Click here to read...

State councilor calls for all-out flood control, drought relief efforts: People’s Daily
August 2, 2022

State Councilor Wang Yong on Monday called for all-out flood control and drought relief efforts to ensure the safety of people's lives and property. Wang, also head of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, gave the instruction when inspecting the Ministry of Emergency Management and presiding over a video conference on flood control and drought relief work. Click here to read...

Renminbi gets global currency basket upgrade: People’s Daily
August 2, 2022

The enhanced standing of the renminbi as a key global reserve asset will further boost the Chinese currency's accelerated march toward playing a more central role in the international financial governance system, officials and experts said. Click here to read...

China to see population shrink by 2025: People’s Daily
August 2, 2022

China's population growth is set to turn negative by 2025, as low fertility rates and aging will bring long-term challenges, the National Health Commission, the country's top health authority, said in an article published on Monday. Click here to read...

Pelosi's potential visit to Taiwan dangerous, provocative, says China's UN envoy: Global Times
August 2, 2022

Amid escalating cross-Straits tensions due to possible visit of US House Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, China's top official to the UN warned that the visit is dangerous and provocative, as the one-China principle is a red line in China's relations with other countries, and China allows no one to cross this red line. Click here to read...

China sternly warns Biden admin not to arrange Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, PLA 'will not sit idly by': Global Times
August 2, 2022

The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) are keeping up the pressure on the US over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's potential visit to the island of Taiwan, urging the US to honor US President Joe Biden's promise to not support "Taiwan independence," while media outlets from the US and Taiwan reported that Pelosi is expected to visit the island shortly. Click here to read...

Several Chinese warplanes fly close to median line of Taiwan Strait: Reuters
August 2, 2022

Several Chinese warplanes flew close to the median line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Tuesday morning, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters, as tensions mounted on news U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was set to visit Taiwan during the day. The source said several Chinese warships have stayed close to unofficial dividing line since Monday, adding that Taiwan had dispatched aircraft to monitor the situation. Click here to read...

Taiwan premier 'warmly welcomes' foreign guests when asked about Pelosi visit: Reuters
August 2, 2022

Taiwan's premier on Tuesday reiterated that Taiwan "warmly welcomes" foreign guests, ahead of a potential visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-ruled island that China claims as its own. Taiwan "would make the most appropriate arrangements" for such guests and respect their plans, Premier Su Tseng-chang told reporters on Tuesday when asked about Pelosi's visit. Click here to read...

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