China: Daily Scan, August 18, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Public security ministry reports fraud prevention numbers: China Daily
August 17, 2022

The number of filed cases related to telecom and network fraud has decreased for 14 consecutive months since last June, the Ministry of Public Security said on Wednesday. From April 2021 to July 2022, the police resolved 594,000 telecom and network fraud cases. Click here to read...

Cloud seeding targets drought: China Daily
August 17, 2022

As drought conditions have continued, many Chinese provinces and cities have been taking action to find relief. Anhui province resorted 48 times to ground-based cloud seeding operations in 31 urban districts and rural counties on Monday and Tuesday, according to Anhui Daily. Click here to read...

China urges U.S. to strictly observe one-China principle: Xinhuanet
August 17, 2022

China on Wednesday urged the United States to draw lessons from history, honor the three China-U.S. joint communiques and strictly observe the one-China principle. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a regular press briefing when asked to comment on the 40th anniversary of the August 17 Communique, one of the three China-U.S. joint communiques crucial to bilateral relations. Click here to read...

China to nurture over 4,000 SMEs as digital transformation models: : Xinhuanet
August 17, 2022

China will build 4,000 to 6,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into digital transformation models amid the country's push for developing its digital economy. From 2022 to 2025, China will use central financial funds to support SMEs in digital transformation pilot, and further improve digital platforms that provide public services for SMEs, according to a circular jointly issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Finance Wednesday. Click here to read...

E-commerce boom attracts young people back to hometown: Qiushi
August 17, 2002

While many young Chinese from remote counties are swarming to bigger cities for job opportunities, Xiushan Tujia and Miao Autonomous County in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality is reversing this trend by attracting young people with its local e-commerce boom. Click here to read...

Yangtze River basin faces severe drought after experiencing lowest rainfall for six decades: Global Times
August 17, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday ordered local authorities in Northeast China's Liaoning Province to ensure the safety of people's lives in flood control, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Wednesday. During his inspection of comprehensive environmental improvement work along two rivers in Liaoning's Jinzhou city, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, was briefed about the province's flood control and relief efforts. Click here to read...

Transcript of Ambassador Qin Gang's Interview with the US Mainstream Media: Global Times
August 17, 2022

On August 16, Ambassador Qin Gang took a joint interview of the US mainstream media in Washington DC, including Reuters, Associated Press, Bloomberg, National Public Radio, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Hill, POLITICO, Axios, Defense One, and he answered questions on China-US relations, the Taiwan question, Hong Kong-related issues, and China's diplomacy. The transcript of the interview is as follows: Click here to read...

China takes solid steps to foster stronger sense of community for Chinese nation: China Daily
August 18, 2022

Solid measures have been taken in China to foster a stronger sense of community for the Chinese nation over the past decade, according to Zhao Yong, deputy head of the National Ethnic Affairs Commission. Click here to read...

Language rights of ethnic groups protected, official says: China Daily
August 18, 2022

While promoting the use of standard spoken and written Chinese in ethnic-minority-inhabited areas, China has ensured that people's rights to learn and use languages of different ethnic groups are protected. In addition, more efforts have been made to preserve such languages during the past 10 years, a senior ethnic afClick here to read...

Domestic combat drone gets upgrade: China Daily
August 18, 2022

The Caihong-4, China's top-selling unmanned combat aircraft, will soon have a more powerful engine that is expected to greatly improve its operational capability, according to its maker. The China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics in Beijing, a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, said in a news release on Wednesday that a prototype equipped with a new type of heavy-fuel piston engine has recently completed all required tests to verify the drone's autonomous takeoff and landing, load capacity, flight ceiling and radius, as well as other functions. Click here to read...

Dozens of anti-China figures in HK including Benny Tai and Joshua Wong plead guilty for conspiracy to subvert state power: Global Times
August 18, 2022

29 defendants in HKSAR, including anti-China figures Benny Tai Yiu-ting and Joshua Wong Chi-fung have pleaded guilty on Thu for "conspiracy to subvert state power," and the case will be handed over to the Hong Kong High Court for sentencingClick here to read...

China ready to work with Pakistan on CPEC in more fields, says Chinese FM: Global Times
August 18, 2022

Commenting on a Global Times exclusive interview with Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said China appreciates the care and efforts from Sharif on practical cooperation between the two countries and China is ready to work with Pakistan on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in more fields. Click here to read...

China central bank, under pressure to ease, is hemmed-in by inflation, Fed jitters: Reuters
August 18, 2022

China's central bank is set to take more easing steps, pressured by a shaky economy that is undercutting jobs, but it faces limited room to manoeuvre due to worries over rising inflation and capital flight, policy insiders and analysts said. Analysts now expect cuts in the country's benchmark lending rates as early as Monday, after the People's Bank of China (PBOC) unexpectedly lowered two key rates this week as data showed the economy unexpectedly slowed in July. read moreClick here to read...

Chinese premier stresses seeking new impetus for stabilizing economy, promoting development: Xinhuanet
August 18, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged efforts to advance explorations in reform and opening-up to seek new impetus for stabilizing the economy and promoting development.
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during an inspection tour in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province from Tuesday to Wednesday. Click here to read...

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
August 18, 2022

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of several officials on Wednesday. Sun Maoli was appointed vice minister of public security. Wang Dongwei replaced Yu Weiping as vice minister of finance. Click here to read...

China, Japan hold 9th high-level political dialogue: Xinhuanet
August 18, 2022

Yang Jiechi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Wednesday co-chaired the ninth China-Japan high-level political dialogue in Tianjin with Takeo Akiba, secretary general of Japan's National Security Secretariat. Yang said that the 2,000-year history of exchanges between China and Japan and the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations have taught both sides that peaceful coexistence and friendly cooperation are the only right choice for the China-Japan relationship. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 614 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
August 18, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 614 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 496 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said ThursdayClick here to read...

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