China: Daily Scan, July 14, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Adhering to the Chinese Socialist Approach to Rural Revitalization: Quishi
July 12, 2022

In a keynote speech at the Central Rural Work Conference on December 28, 2020, President Xi Jinping addressed major theoretical and practical issues regarding why we must promote rural revitalization as well as how we should promote it at this historic juncture as we work toward achieving the Second Centenary Goal while balancing domestic and international imperatives. In the speech, President Xi took the helm and charted a course for implementing all-round rural revitalization. Click here to read...

China to help enterprises achieve high-quality development with aid of colleges, universities: Quishi
July 12, 2022

China will launch a five-year campaign to help more than 10,000 enterprises achieve high-quality development in partnership with over 1,000 universities and colleges, according to a circular jointly released by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the China National Intellectual Property Administration. Click here to read...

China to take further steps for job growth and employment stability: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

China will introduce stronger policy steps to keep payrolls stable and boost job creation in an effort to stabilize overall employment, according to the decision made at the State Council's Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read...

China's top procuratorate orders arrest of ex-provincial-level official: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

China's Supreme People's Procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Liu Hongwu, formerly a senior official in Guangxi of south China, for suspected bribe-taking, an official statement said Wednesday. The case was transferred to procuratorial authorities for prosecution following an investigation by the National Supervisory Commission. Click here to read...

Senior CPC official urges BRICS to build anti-corruption governance system: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday called on the BRICS countries to jointly safeguard multilateralism and build a fair and reasonable international anti-corruption governance system. Click here to read...

China, Vietnam hold meeting on bilateral cooperation: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

The 14th meeting of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation took place Wednesday in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Both sides agreed to work towards building a community with a shared future with strategic significance. Click here to read...

China appoints 1.2 million "forest chiefs" in over one year: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2022

China has achieved its goal of establishing the "forest chief" scheme as scheduled, with nearly 1.2 million "forest chiefs" appointed in over a year, the forestry authority said Wednesday. Click here to read...

China to ease residency restrictions in urban areas: Quishi
July 13, 2022

China will relax the restrictions for urban household registration in the 2021-2025 period, said a plan released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Tuesday. The country will lift all limits on household registration in cities with less than 3 million residents and ease those in cities with populations of 3-5 million. Click here to read...

Hebei continues public security campaign: China Daily
July 13, 2022

North China's Hebei province has so far arrested 558 suspects in an ongoing public security campaign this summer, according to the Department of Public Security of Hebei Province on Tuesday. Click here to read...

PLA warns off US warship near Xisha Islands: China Daily
July 13, 2022

Chinese military forces tracked and dispelled guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold after it illegally trespassed into Chinese territorial waters off Xisha Islands in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the People's Liberation Army Southern Theater Command said in a statement. Click here to read...

China issues first administrative penalty for cross-border accounting audit supervision: Global Times
July 13, 2022

China’s Ministry of Finance issued an administrative penalty for cross-border accounting audit supervision for the first time on Wednesday, with a China-based subsidiary of a Malaysian-listed company and an accounting firm that provided audit services held accountable according to law. Click here to read...

Veteran Hong Kong activist jailed for unlawful assembly: Reuters
July 13, 2022

A Hong Kong court sentenced a 66-year-old activist known as "Grandma Wong" to eight months' imprisonment on Wednesday, in the second jailing of a veteran Hong Kong democracy campaigner in as many days. Click here to read...

India says China's Oppo evaded $551 mln in import tax: Reuters
July 13, 2022

An investigation by India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has found that Chinese smartphone maker Oppo evaded customs duty worth 43.9 billion rupees ($551 million), a government statement said on Wednesday. Indian investigators found evidence that Oppo wrongfully used duty exemptions for items imported for use in mobile phone production, the statement said. Click here to read...

Japanese firms more loath to invest in China amid "zero-COVID" policy: Kyodo
July 14, 2022

Japanese companies have become more reluctant to expand investment in China, criticizing the Communist-led government's radical "zero-COVID" policy, including the frequent imposition of lockdowns in major cities, as a political risk. China's tough restrictions on people's movements, which have disrupted domestic supply chains for more than two years, have prevented Japanese firms from mapping out their business strategies in the world's second-biggest economy with a population of 1.4 billion. Click here to read...

Police remove Chinese officials from Fiji event: Taipei Times
July 14, 2022

Two Chinese defense attaches have been kicked out by Fijian police from a Pacific Islands Forum meeting at which US Vice President Kamala Harris was giving a virtual address. The men were sitting in on a session of the forum’s fisheries agency at which Harris announced the step-up of US engagement in the region, believed to be in response to China’s growing influence. Click here to read...

China’s Big Tech companies, from Tencent to ByteDance, cut back on strategic investments as Beijing’s scrutiny continues: South China Morning Post
July 14, 2022

China’s Big Tech companies, from internet giant Tencent Holdings to TikTok owner ByteDance, are paring down their strategic investment units, according to industry sources and publicly available data, in line with efforts to reduce new acquisitions because of Beijing’s continued scrutiny of the sector. Tencent, which runs the world’s largest video gaming business by revenue and China’s biggest social media platform through super app WeChat, saw some teams from its downsized investment department lay off half of their members, while a number of affected employees were reassigned to other business units, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, who declined to be named because the information is not public. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 86 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet

July 14, 2022

The Chinese mainland Wednesday reported 86 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 36 in Gansu and 32 in Guangdong, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Click here to read...

Apps pulled for content inappropriate for kids: China Daily

July 14, 2022

Children's digital device manufacturer Little Genius has pulled some of its apps from its app store after media reports that they contained inappropriate content for children.After receiving complaints from parents, China Consumer Journal reported that children who use Little Genius tablets are able to download games that contain violence and criminal activities. Click here to read...

Barring Chinese telecom giants will thwart India’s digital goals: Global Times
July 14, 2022

India has further tightened the rules for telecom licenses, mandating operators to only purchase devices from "trusted sources" for not just network upgrades but also expansion, according to Indian media outlet Economic Times. The latest amendment has been seen as a step to "completely stop Chinese vendors" such as Huawei and ZTE from providing telecom gear to India telcos, said the report. Click here to read...

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