China: Daily Scan, January 18, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Top political advisor stresses unity in realizing Chinese Dream: Xinhuanet
January 17, 2022

Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks at a conference for heads of united front work departments across China. Click here to read...

Chinese vice premier stresses swift containment of COVID-19 outbreaks: Xinhuanet
January 18, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has stressed quick response and swift containment of cluster COVID-19 cases as the Chinese New Year is approaching. Sun urged local anti-epidemic authorities to stay alert, improve their efficiency and conduct drills. Click here to read...

China outlines marine-protection tasks for 2021-2025: Xinhuanet
January 17, 2022

China has unveiled a plan to specify key tasks for protecting the marine environment in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on Monday. Click here to read...

Special Address by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 2022 World Economic Forum Virtual Session: Xinhuanet
January 17, 2022

BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday delivered a special address to the 2022 World Economic Forum virtual session.

Following is the full text of the address: Click here to read...

Placing Greater Emphasis on Promoting Common Prosperity for All: Quishi
January 18, 2022

Achieving common prosperity is an essential requirement of socialism, a common expectation of the Chinese people, and the CPC's abiding goal. Over the past hundred years, the CPC has worked consistently to build a strong and thriving nation and to bring common prosperity to the people. In the early days of the People's Republic of China which was founded in 1949, Mao Zedong put forward the goal of developing China into a prosperous and strong country. He said, "This prosperity is common prosperity, and this strength is common strength. Everyone has a share." The establishment of socialism as China's basic system has laid down the institutional foundations necessary for gradually bringing about common prosperity. Click here to read...

China compiles its first national five-year plan for vocational skills training: People’s Daily
January 18, 2022

China recently released a plan for vocational skills training during its 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), the first national five-year plan made by the country for boosting vocational skills training. China’s 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) witnessed rapid development in the country’s vocational skills training. During the period, government-subsidized vocational skills training sessions trained a total of nearly 100 million people across the country, among whom more than 30 million were enterprise employees, over 40 million were rural migrant workers, and more than nine million were once-impoverished laborers. Click here to read...

Senior adviser gets death sentence with reprieve: China Daily
January 18, 2022

Wang Fuyu, a former top political adviser in Guizhou province, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve by a court in Tianjin on Monday for accepting more than 434 million yuan ($68.4 million) in bribes. Click here to read...

Former senior Chinese security official Sun Lijun charged with taking ‘huge’ bribes: South China Morning Post
January 13, 2022

Prosecutors in northeast China have officially charged Sun Lijun, a former public security vice-minister, with accepting a “huge amount” of bribes, market manipulation and the illegal possession of firearms The official Xinhua News Agency said Sun, 53, was indicted by state prosecutors in Changchun in Jilin province and will face trial soon. Click here to read...

Top Chinese law official warns of major threat from external forces: South China Morning Post
January 16, 2022

A senior official in China’s top law enforcement body singled out pressure from external forces as a major threat to the country on Sunday, saying it complicated the country’s political and legal activities. Wrapping up a two-day annual meeting in Beijing, Chen Yixin, secretary general of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, said the pressure was one of “seven-fold” challenges facing the country. Click here to read...

Beijing Olympics tickets will not be publicly sold due to COVID-19: Reuters
January 18, 2022

Tickets for the Winter Olympics set to begin on Feb. 4 will be distributed to "targeted" groups of people and will not be sold to the general public, the organising committee said on Monday, in the latest setback to the Games inflicted by COVID-19. Organisers had said in September that there would not be any international spectators at the Games, under COVID-19 prevention policies that have all but shut China's borders to international travellers. Click here to read...

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