China: Daily Scan, July 08, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China's Wang Yi meets Indian FM Jaishankar on bilateral ties: Xinhuanet
July 7, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar here on Thursday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) foreign ministers' meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Click here to read...

China plans to improve gig economy services to boost employment: Xinhuanet
July 7, 2022

China plans to bolster support for the development of the gig economy in its latest bid to boost employment. Recruitment information of odd jobs will be incorporated into the scope of public employment information services, according to a guideline issued Thursday by the country's human resources and social security ministry and other four government agencies. Click here to read...

China Development Bank bolsters financial support for sci-tech innovation: Xinhuanet
July 7, 2022

The China Development Bank (CDB), one of the country's policy banks, has issued loans worth 157.7 billion yuan (about 23.5 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of the year to support science and technology innovation. Click here to read...

Former Liaoning police chief help criminals evade punishment, court says: China Daily
July 7, 2022

A former police chief of Liaoning province was tried on Thursday for helping criminals escape punishment and taking bribes totaling 546 million yuan ($81.48 million), a local court said. Prosecutors said Li Wenxi also abused his power to help people apply for licenses for businesses and mining rights, according to a statement released by the Intermediate People's Court of Tai'an city, Shandong province. Click here to read...

China to conduct flight test for aircraft of key 'strategic, historic significance': Global Times
July 7, 2022

China is planning to conduct a flight test for an important type of aircraft that has crucial strategic and historic significance, said a top official at the flight test center of the Chinese military's top warplane contractor in a recent meeting. Click here to read...

China, Russia apparently agree to boost surveillance around Japan: Kyodo
July 7, 2022

Chinese and Russian military officials are likely to have agreed to strengthen their surveillance activities to boost "strategic deterrence against Japan," sources close to the matter said Thursday, reflecting Beijing and Moscow's relations with Tokyo deteriorating recently. Click here to read...

How Communist Party membership and state-sector jobs became fashionable choices for young Chinese: South China Morning Post
July 7, 2022

Beijing university student Kathy Yao takes occasional breaks from summer holiday preparations for the national civil service exams to check for social media posts on the latest fashion trend in mainland China – cadre style. There are hundreds of videos posted on Xiaohongshu – Little Red Book – the mainland’s leading fashion social media platform, showing how to dress like a government official or Communist Party cadre. On Zhihu, a question and answer website and mobile application, users posted over 700 answers last month to the question “what is cadre-style dress”, and they attracted nearly 7 million views. Click here to read...

Chinese premier stresses implementing macro policies, promoting reform and opening-up: Xinhuanet
July 8, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday stressed implementing macro policies and promoting reform and opening-up, and encouraged coastal provincial-level regions in southeast China to play a pivotal role in stabilizing the economy. Click here to read...

New follow-up project for China's south-to-north water diversion begins construction: Xinhuanet
July 8, 2022

The construction of a project linking China's two mega water infrastructures -- the Three Gorges project and the South-to-North Water Diversion Project -- started Thursday, a new move to further transfer water to the country's dry north and improve its national water network. Click here to read...

China, Russia pledge to expand cooperation, safeguard interests of developing countries: Xinhuanet
July 8, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed here on Thursday to further expand bilateral cooperation and jointly safeguard the common interests of developing countries. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 47 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 8, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 47 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 17 each in Shanghai and Anhui, the National Health Commission said Friday. Altogether 331 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in nine provincial-level regions. Click here to read...

Li: 5 regions play pivotal growth role: China Daily
July 8, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang called on Thursday for China's southeastern provincial-level regions to continue playing a pivotal role in supporting national development, stabilizing the economy and ensuring the nation's fiscal strength. Click here to read...

Former Xizang official expelled from Party for violations of discipline, laws: Global Times
July 08, 2022

Zhang Yongze, former vice chairman of the People's Government of Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws, China's top anti-graft body announced on Thursday. Click here to read...

Senior Chinese military official holds video talks with US chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: China Military
July 8, 2022

General Li Zuocheng, member of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the CMC Joint Staff Department, held video talks at invitation with General Mark Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Thursday. Click here to read...

China military holds exercises around Taiwan, berates United States: Reuters
July 8, 2022

China's military recently held joint combat readiness exercises and patrols in the sea and airspace around Taiwan, the eastern command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) said on Friday. Recent U.S. support for Taiwan's 'separatist forces' is futile and will only disturb peace in the Taiwan Strait, Colonel Shi Yi, spokesman for the eastern theater command, said in the statement published on its official social media account. Click here to read...

China tightens rules on $1.3 trln credit card business: Reuters
July 8, 2022

China unveiled tighter rules late on Thursday to better regulate its $1.3 trillion credit card industry, urging lenders to adopt a "prudent" growth strategy, and monitor risks more closely. Click here to read...

Face-recognition business puts SoftBank between China, U.S.: Reuters
July 8, 2022

A SoftBank-owned company is thriving by offering face-recognition technology fuelled by a blacklisted Chinese firm to the likes of Mastercard and Visa, an opportunity for the Japanese conglomerate, fraught with geopolitical and privacy risks. Click here to read...

WeChat closes Bloomberg’s financial news account, making it latest victim of China’s online control: South China Morning Post
July 8, 2022

A Bloomberg social media account on Tencent Holdings’ WeChat accused of violating China’s regulations on online public accounts has been shut down, as the government tightens its control over the dissemination of financial news on the internet. WeChat said it had received “complaints” that Bloomberg’s “Daybreak” account, which has been posting global market updates on a daily basis since January 2021, has breached Chinese regulations, according to a notice on the account page. Click here to read...

China population: ‘extremely low’ birth rate in Wuhu highlights national demographic crisis: South China Morning Post
July 8, 2022

The number of births in the eastern Chinese city of Wuhu has fallen to “an extremely low level” and the local population is at risk of natural decline, authorities have said, in the latest example of the demographic crisis facing the world’s No 2 economy. In 2020, the fertility rate in Wuhu was 1.11, meaning that a woman of childbearing age between 15-49 years old had on average one child in her lifetime, lower than the national rate of 1.3 in the same period. Click here to read...

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