China: Daily Scan, July 21, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
What China will do to boost industrial resilience: Quishi
July 20, 2022

China's industrial economy showed great resilience in the first half of the year amid complex situations at home and abroad. The value-added industrial output went up 3.4 percent year on year in H1. In June alone, industrial output growth quickened to 3.9 percent year on year, expanding by 3.2 percentage points from that in May, official data showed. Click here to read...

Books of Xi's discourses on various subjects debut at Hong Kong Book Fair: China Military
July 20, 2022

The traditional Chinese versions of three books of President Xi Jinping's discourses on various subjects and one book on stories in the Party history shared by Xi debuted Wednesday at the Hong Kong Book Fair. Click here to read...

Meeting analyzes promoting high-quality Tibetan research: China Daily
July 20, 2022

A meeting to analyze the development trend of Tibetan studies and promote the high-quality growth of the research was held in Beijing on Wednesday.Tibetan academics have been asked to help solve practical problems with correct research direction, with greater efforts in improving international communication and talent education, according to a statement provided the China Tibetology Research Center, the meeting's organizer. Click here to read...

Ningxia in Northwest China reports one bubonic plague case: China Daily
July 20, 2022

Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Tuesday reported a confirmed bubonic plague case in the capital city Yinchuan, according to the regional plague prevention and control headquarters. Click here to read...

Smaller Chinese cities battle Omicron resurgence with limited medical resources, financial pressure: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The latest COVID-19 flare-ups have hit smaller cities in some provinces such as East China's Anhui Province and Northwest China's Gansu Province, showing a rising risk, as smaller regions face greater challenge due to limited medical resources and increasing financial pressure. Click here to read...

Aircraft carrier Shandong sails through Taiwan Straits amid US warship's 'cost-saving' provocation: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday, the same day a US destroyer also made a transit in the region, with experts saying on Wednesday that the US warship's provocative move, which came right after its consecutive trespasses in Xisha and Nansha islands in the South China Sea last week, is a desperate and cost-saving attempt to hype tensions and contain China as the US faces China's growing capabilities, while the Chinese carrier was just returning to base after a regular maintenance. Click here to read...

ByteDance makes foray into semiconductor business: Global Times
July 20, 2022

TikTok owner ByteDance has unveiled plans to design its own chips, joining other Chinese technology companies and internet giants that have focused on semiconductors. In response to recent media coverage of ByteDance's self-developed chips, Yang Zhenyuan, vice president of ByteDance, said on Wednesday that the company's plan for self-designed semiconductors will focus on customizing chips for its video recommendation services with a goal to optimize efficiency and productivityClick here to read...

Russia is China's top oil supplier for 2nd month, Saudi volumes tumble: Reuters
July 20, 2022

Russia held its spot as China's top oil supplier for a second month in June as Chinese buyers cashed in on lower-priced supplies, slashing more costly shipments from Saudi Arabia, data showed on Wednesday. Imports of Russian oil, including supplies pumped via the East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline and seaborne shipments from Russia's European and Far Eastern ports, totalled 7.29 million tonnes, up nearly 10% from a year ago, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs. Click here to read...

China lobbying behind scenes at UN to block Xinjiang rights report’s publication, document shows: South China Morning Post
July 21, 2022

China has been lobbying behind the scenes at the UN’s top human rights body to block the publication of a highly anticipated report on rights conditions for Uygurs and other minority groups in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a document circulating among UN diplomats. Click here to read...

Baidu unveils autonomous vehicle without steering wheel: Reuters
July 21, 2022

China's search engine giant Baidu Inc on Thursday unveiled its new autonomous vehicle (AV) with a detachable steering wheel, with plans to put it to use for its robotaxi service in China next year. Cost per unit will drop to 250,000 yuan ($37,031.55) for the new model, compared with 480,000 yuan for the previous generation, Baidu said in a statement. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 148 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 148 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 52 in Guangxi and 49 in Gansu, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Altogether 678 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 11 provincial-level regions. Click here to read...

Crimes related to COVID-19 rising: China Daily
July 21, 2022

The number of epidemic-related criminal cases rose rapidly in the first half of this year, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Wednesday. SPP data on case handling in procuratorial organs nationwide showed that 1,316 people were prosecuted in 708 cases related to the epidemic. Click here to read...

China censors strive to filter or erase details of mortgage protests: Reuters
July 21, 2022

As China grapples to contain a mortgage boycott that has triggered rare protests, censors have gone into overdrive with social media messages blocked, videos of demonstrations wiped and key word searches coming up blank. Click here to read...

Biden says will speak with China's Xi in next 10 days: Kyodo
July 21, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he expects to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the next 10 days, while expressing doubts over a possible visit by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan that has drawn ire from Beijing. Click here to read...

Belgium accuses China of ‘malicious cyberactivities’: Taipei Times
July 21, 2022

Belgium has urged China to act on what it has described as “malicious cyberactivities” by Chinese entities liable to affect security in the EU state. “Belgium assesses these malicious cyberactivities to have been undertaken by Chinese” hacker groups, the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wrote in a statement dated Monday. Click here to read...

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