China: Daily Scan, June 8, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese premier stresses smoothing transportation and logistics, stabilizing economy: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed further smoothing transportation and logistics to ensure the operation of market entities and stabilize the economy. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while inspecting the Ministry of Transport on Monday, urging efforts to reconcile COVID-19 control and economic and social development. Click here to read...

State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Tuesday. Cui Maohu was appointed director of the National Religious Affairs Administration, replacing Wang Zuo'an. Fu Hua replaced He Ping as president of Xinhua News Agency and is no longer editor-in-chief of the agency. Click here to read...

China, Russia vow to promote cooperation along Yangtze, Volga rivers: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

China and Russia pledged to strengthen cooperation along the Yangtze and Volga rivers at a virtual meeting of the chairmen of the Council of Cooperation between the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River and the Volga Federal District, which was held Tuesday. Click here to read...

BRICS countries vow to deepen financial cooperation: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

The Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of BRICS countries issued a joint statement at a virtual meeting on Monday, reaching consensus on deepening financial cooperation and strengthening coordination on macroeconomic policy. Click here to read...

China holds national college entrance exam with tailored COVID-19 countermeasures: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

China has adopted tailored measures to ensure candidates take the 2022 national college entrance exam on schedule despite the impact of the latest COVID-19 resurgences. The exam, also known as the "gaokao," saw a record 11.93 million candidates sign up this year. Except for a postponement in Shanghai due to COVID-19, the exam kicked off Tuesday nationwide. Click here to read...

Heavy rains, floods affect over 800,000 in China's Jiangxi: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

Over 800,000 residents in east China's Jiangxi Province have been affected by torrential rains and rain-induced floods as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to local authorities. The latest round of rainfall since May 28 has wreaked havoc in 80 counties of the province, damaging 76,300 hectares of cropland and causing direct economic losses of 1.16 billion yuan (about 174 million U.S. dollars), according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters. Click here to read...

Major wind power project starts construction in China's Sichuan: Xinhuanet
June 7, 2022

Construction on a major wind power project began Tuesday in Dechang County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Located mainly in Laba Mountain, the wind power project is designed to have an installed capacity of 192,000 kW and include 60 wind turbines. Click here to read...

China's Greater Bay Area emerging as a global innovation hub: People’s Daily

June 7, 2022

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a vibrant city cluster in southern China which comprises Hong Kong, Macao, and nine cities in south China’s Guangdong province, witnesses stories about scientific and technological innovations every day. Click here to read...

HK introduces textbooks for Citizenship, expected to resolve much criticized education problem: Global Times
June 7, 2022

On Monday, the Hong Kong Education Bureau (EDB) announced the first batch of textbooks applicable to the subject of Citizenship and Social Development in Hong Kong, with six sets of textbooks from five publishers selected. With designated textbooks and a detailed syllabus issued by the EDB, some teachers will no longer be able to convey their wrong and poisonous political views to students when teaching this course. Such a situation, previously much-criticized by the Hong Kong education community, will be changed, a textbook reviewer told the Global Times. Click here to read...

Wang Yi meets with Kazakh president, stresses vigilance against external forces: Global Times
June 7, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday met with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Kazakhstan's capital Nur-Sultan, during which he stressed the importance of vigilance to external forces attempting to involve regional countries in major-power conflicts and to coerce countries to take sides. Click here to read...

China's top diplomat says new, old China-Japan problems intertwined: Reuters
June 7, 2022

Old problems in China-Japan relations are intertwined with new ones, and the challenges cannot be ignored if the countries wish to have a "healthy" relationship, China's top diplomat said on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Chinese blogger goes silent after ‘tank cake’ video: Taipei Times
June 8, 2022

One of China’s top bloggers has gone silent after livestreaming footage of a cake apparently shaped like a tank just before the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, prompting debate over the highly sensitive event among tens of millions of young fans. Click here to read...

China gains ground on US in hi-tech ‘tug of war’, as Beijing spends billions on national champions: South China Morning Post
June 8, 2022

China has been gaining global market share in hi-tech industries at the expense of the United States, according to a new report, as the race for tech supremacy between the two countries heats up. Measured across key seven sectors, China’s share of the advanced technology market leapt from less than 4 per cent in 1995 to 21.5 per cent in 2018, said the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) on Wednesday.
The sectors covered in the report include: IT and information services; computer, electronic and optical products; electrical equipment; machinery and equipment; motor vehicle equipment; other transport equipment; and pharmaceutical products. Click here to read...

Deep dive for Chinese underwater lab in mission to bottom of South China Sea: South China Morning Post
June 8, 2022

China has put an unmanned deepwater station through its paces in a major test at the bottom of the South China Sea last month, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Tuesday.
The test included connecting a laboratory to the base station – a first for the country – and assessing the operations of a deep-sea glider and virtual mooring buoy for communication.
The test was carried out by researchers aboard the scientific vessel Tansuo 2, or Exploration 2, which returned to port in Hainan on Monday. Click here to read...

Taiwan on agenda at Shangri-La Dialogue as China, US defence chiefs to come face to face: South China Morning Post
June 8, 2022

Chinese and American defence chiefs are expected to reaffirm their tough security stands at a conference in Singapore this week but their appearance signals realisation of the need to improve ties, experts said. A source close to the People’s Liberation Army said Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and his American counterpart Lloyd Austin were expected to hold their first in-person meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue, which starts on Friday. “There are many topics Austin wants to discuss with Wei, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang, and other regional and global issues,” said the source, who declined to be identified. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 44 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 8, 2022

The Chinese mainland Tuesday reported 44 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 35 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Click here to read...

Stricter guidelines target bribery: China Daily
June 8, 2022

The National Supervisory Commission and the Supreme People's Procuratorate have released details of typical bribery cases to guide the fight against the crime. The cases cover key areas for the central government to investigate bribery, including bidding and tendering, medical drugs, illegal mining and environmental protection. Click here to read...

China's top security authority institutionalizes rewarding citizens for reporting activities that endanger national security: Global Times
June 08, 2022

China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) on Monday released a regulation on rewards for citizens reporting activities that endanger national security who will be given an incentive based on the effectiveness and contribution of their reports, with the maximum amount exceeding 100,000 yuan ($15,000). Click here to read...

China will adopt targeted measures to help foreign trade firms, says vice commerce minister: Reuters
June 8, 2022

China's foreign trade is facing uncertainty and huge pressure due to domestic and external factors, including logistics problems and soaring raw material prices, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Wednesday. China will adopt targeted measures to lower costs, improve supply chains and help foreign trade firms, Wang told a news conference. Click here to read...

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