China: Daily Scan, July 04, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Senior CPC official urges actions, progress to set stage for Party's 20th National Congress: Xinhunaet
July 1, 2022

Huang Kunming, a senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official, has urged concrete actions and progress to set the stage for the Party's 20th National Congress. Huang, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks during an inspection tour to northwest China's Gansu Province from Tuesday to Friday. Click here to read...

Major project of China's west-to-east power transmission program starts operation: Xinhunaet
July 1, 2022

A major part of China's west-to-east power transmission program kicked off operation Friday, a further boost to the coordinated development among different regions. With its transmission line stretching about 2,080 km, the Baihetan-Jiangsu 800-kilovolt ultra-high-voltage (UHV) direct current power transmission project transmits clean hydropower from the southwestern province of Sichuan to east China's economic powerhouse Jiangsu Province. Click here to read...

China to use policy-based, developmental financial instruments to support major projects, expand work-relief programs in key projects: China Daily
July 1, 2022

China will adopt policy-based and developmental financial instruments to support the development of major projects, in an effort to expand effective investment and spur employment and consumption, according to the decision made at the State Council's Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Senior CPC official underscores implementation of Party's Xinjiang policies: Xinhunaet
July 2, 2022

A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official has stressed the need to fully and faithfully implement the Party's Xinjiang policies in the new era to make due contributions to maintaining a stable and healthy economic environment, a peaceful social environment and a sound political environment. Click here to read...

Full text of Xi Jinping's address at the meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Xinhunaet
July 2, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Friday made an address at the meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Click here to read...

China's two policy banks to raise 300 bln yuan to finance major projects: Xinhunaet
July 2, 2022

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the country's central bank, will support two policy banks to raise up to 300 billion yuan (44.87 billion U.S. dollars) via financial bond issuance to fund the country's major projects, a PBOC official said. Infrastructure investment remains an important measure of stabilizing the macro economy, the official added. Click here to read...

Chinese ship making industry eyes on green, intelligent vessels: People’s Daily
July 2, 2022

Clean energy, such as hydrogen fuel, liquefied natural gas and methyl alcohol, is gradually replacing traditional fuels as a primary power source for vessels, offering a new alternative for the navigation industry amid the global green and low-carbon transition. Click here to read...

Three Chinese airlines to purchase nearly 300 Airbus aircraft: Global Times
July 2, 2022

Three state-owned airlines - China Southern, Air China and China Eastern - announced on Friday a deal with France-based Airbus to buy 292 aircraft valued at around $37 billion in total. It is the second time China has signed such a big deal since Chinese leaders visited Europe in March 2019, when Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars to sell 300 aircraft to China. Click here to read...

Chinese ship making industry eyes on green, intelligent vessels: People’s Daily
July 2, 2022

Clean energy, such as hydrogen fuel, liquefied natural gas and methyl alcohol, is gradually replacing traditional fuels as a primary power source for vessels, offering a new alternative for the navigation industry amid the global green and low-carbon transition. Click here to read...

Mystery over purpose of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation’s new lab: South China Morning Post
July 2, 2022

A key player in China’s plans to develop spacecraft and missiles has opened a new laboratory in Beijing. The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, which was sanctioned by the United States for engaging in unspecified “missile technology proliferation activities” in January, made the announcement on Friday. The state-owned company did not give details, but said in social media posts that the lab has opened and started trials, and that its chairman Yuan Jie and vice-chairman Liu Zuoping attended the opening ceremony. Click here to read...

27 missing after floating crane sinks in south China: Xinhunaet
July 3, 2022

Twenty-seven people were missing after a floating crane sank in waters off the coast of south China's Guangdong Province on Saturday morning, according to the provincial maritime search and rescue center Sunday. Click here to read...

E China’s Anhui Party chief urges some local officials to rectify bureaucratic work style, not engage in vanity projects: Global Times
July 3, 2022

Some local officials have problems with their work style, which is a manifestation of their flawed views and mistakes in decision-making, said Zheng Shanjie, Party chief of East China's Anhui Province, at a quarterly meeting of 16 cities on Saturday, according to media reports. Click here to read...

Aircraft carrier Shandong wraps up maintenance, prepares for voyage: Global Times
July 3, 2022

As China's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, has reportedly left the port where it received its first scheduled maintenance since it was commissioned, analysts said on Sunday the domestically built carrier will be well prepared for far sea operations thanks to the refurbishment. Click here to read...

Chinese property developer Shimao misses repayment on $1 billion bond: Reuters
July 3, 2022

Chinese property developer Shimao Group (0813.HK) has missed the interest and principal payment of a $1 billion offshore bond due on Sunday, in the latest blow to China’s embattled property market. Click here to read...

U.S.-led Pacific naval drill launched amid rising China tensions: Kyodo
July 3, 2022

A major multinational naval exercise led by the U.S. Navy has been launched in the Pacific with 25 other nations participating amid growing U.S.-China tensions. U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific region including Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines are participating in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, regarded as the world's biggest naval training starting from Wednesday, according to the U.S. Navy. Click here to read...

Remote no longer, roads link county to country: China Daily
July 4, 2022

Nyima will always remember the hardship he and his fellow villagers endured when his home county was isolated from the outside world because there were no proper roads. Nyima is from a village in Metog, a remote county deep in the Himalayas in the Tibet autonomous region. He is a member of the Monba ethnic group, one of the smallest in China. Click here to read...

New volume of president's book on governance published: People’s Daily
July 4, 2022

The fourth volume of President Xi Jinping's book Xi Jinping: The Governance of China has been published by Foreign Languages Press in both Chinese and English. The book is a compilation of 109 speeches and writings of Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, dating from Feb 3, 2020, to May 10,2022. The new volume, which also has 45 photographs taken since January 2020, will be made available both at home and abroad. Click here to read...

China casts giant shadow over emerging nations' chase for debt relief: Reuters
July 4, 2022

From a $360 million project to expand Zambia's international airport in Lusaka to a $1.4 billion city port in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo, China is the missing piece in the puzzle of a number of debt talks under way in developing markets. Click here to read...

The Taiwanese musician mapping mainland China’s military sites – one airfield at a time: South China Morning Post
July 4, 2022

Taiwanese university student Joseph Wen has just graduated with a degree in music but for the past two years his personal obsession has been mainland China’s military. Since 2020, Wen has been systematically creating an interactive online map for the public detailing more than 1,500 People Liberation Army sites on the mainland and around the world.
The map has attracted nearly a million views and has surprised some military experts with its accuracy. Click here to read...

Top Chinese diplomat visits Myanmar: Taipei Times
July 4, 2022

China’s top diplomat on Saturday arrived on his first visit to Myanmar since the military seized power last year to attend a regional meeting that the Burmese government said was a recognition of its legitimacy and opponents protested as a violation of peace efforts. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 41 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhunaet
July 4, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 41 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 29 of which were in Anhui Province, the National Health Commission said Monday. A total of 339 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Sunday in nine provincial-level regions, including 258 in Anhui and 52 in Jiangsu. Click here to read...

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