China: Daily Scan, June 20, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Former top official charged on multiple accounts: China Daily
June 17, 2022

Wang Like, a former top official in charge of political and legal affairs in East China's Jiangsu province, went on trial at the Changchun Intermediate People's Court in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin province on Friday. He is accused of taking and offering bribes, shielding gang members and forging identity documents. Click here to read...

China to ban new heavy industrial projects in key zones: Reuters
June 17, 2022

China will ban new steel, coking, oil refining, cement and glass projects in key zones, the government said on Friday in a wide-ranging policy document aimed at tackling pollution and meeting the country's climate goals. Click here to read...

Chinese president addresses 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: Xinhuanet
June 18, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday attended and addressed the plenary session of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in virtual format upon invitation. Xi pointed out that the world is faced with major changes and a pandemic both unseen in a century, economic globalization is facing headwinds, and there are unprecedented challenges to the implementation of the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Click here to read...

China-developed TP500 unmanned freighter makes maiden flight: Xinhuanet
June 18, 2022

China's homegrown TP500 unmanned freighter completed a successful maiden flight Saturday, announced the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). The freighter conducted a 27-minute maiden flight and performed smoothly during the whole flight, said the AVIC. Click here to read...

Chinese property developers increase fund-raising on interbank bond market: Xinhuanet
June 18, 2022

Chinese property developers have increased fundraising on the interbank bond market, data from a market dealer group showed. Nearly 10 developers including Poly Development and PowerChina Real Estate have issued debt financing instruments (DFIs) worth 11.9 billion yuan (1.78 billion U.S. dollars) on the market this month, with 49.5 billion yuan of DFIs by more enterprises in the pipeline, according to the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors. Click here to read...

China unveils giant aircraft carrier CNS Fujian: China Military
June 18, 2022

China unveiled its third aircraft carrier on Friday in Shanghai, naming it after the eastern coastal province of Fujian. Upon its completion, the gigantic ship will displace more than 80,000 metric tons of water, making it the largest and mightiest warship any Asian nation has ever built, and also one of the world's biggest naval vessels of all time. Click here to read...

Financial service suspected of long-term crimes: China Daily
June 18, 2022

A number of people suspected of using rural banks in Central China's Henan province to commit a series of serious crimes have been detained, local police said. Some funds and assets involved in the case have also been sealed, seized or frozen in line with the law, according to a statement released by the public security bureau in Henan's Xuchang city on Saturday. Click here to read...

China beefs up anti-corruption work in financial units: Global Times
June 18, 2022

The Political Bureau of the Communist Part of China Central Committee held a meeting on Friday to review a report on the rectification and improvement of financial units in the 8th round of inspections of the 19th Central Committee, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The review looked at outcomes of the inspection work for anti-corruption campaigns while extending perspectives for future tasks. Click here to read...

BRICS countries see expanding agricultural cooperation: People’s Daily
June 18, 2022

In recent years, BRICS countries have made continuous efforts to establish a long-term and stable cooperation mechanism focusing on food security and poverty reduction, enhancing exchanges in agricultural production and technological innovation. As a result, they have achieved fruitful results in deepening pragmatic agricultural cooperation. Click here to read...

China manufacturing: fresh lay-offs in the Pearl River Delta add to worries over economic slowdown: South China Morning Post

June 18, 2022

In the Pearl River Delta, China’s export manufacturing heartland, migrant workers are watching their incomes plummet and jobs disappear overnight, as local businesses grapple with challenges ranging from coronavirus outbreaks to tumbling international orders.
Two years ago, tens of thousands of migrant workers were cast out of work as employers scaled back production due to the US-China trade war and the initial coronavirus outbreak, which started in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Few people then would have anticipated the pace of China’s recovery, with exports hitting new highs in the past year and even migrant workers older than 50 in demand in the region’s factories. Click here to read...

Xi calls for coordinated efforts against corruption: Xinhuanet
June 19, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, presided over the 40th group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Friday afternoon to discuss the issue of making coordinated efforts to ensure officials do not dare, are not able, and have no desire to commit corruption. Click here to read...

China tightens regulation of business activities of officials' relatives: Xinhuanet
June 19, 2022

The General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued a regulation on the business activities of relatives of officials. The regulation offers clear and specific provisions on the applicable objects and circumstances, working measures and disciplinary requirements concerning officials' spouses, children and their spouses who run business or enterprises. Click here to read...

Beijing and Shanghai launch inspections of hazardous chemical companies after fire at Shanghai ethylene glycol plant: Global Times
June 19, 2022

Emergency authorities in China's two metropolises, Beijing and Shanghai, decided to carry out citywide inspections of hazardous chemical companies from Sunday to identify potential risks, after a fire caused by a dangerous chemical explosion in Shanghai. Click here to read...

State Council appoints ‘diversified team’ with loyalty, professionalism for new HKSAR govt: Global Times
June 19, 2022

The State Council, China's cabinet, approved the list of key officials proposed by the six-term chief executive for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday. By forming a new team with some new faces, the new government is expected to unveil a new chapter for Hong Kong on the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland. Click here to read...

China's JD.com posts slowest growth ever in '618' shopping event: Reuters
June 19, 2022

Total sales by China's e-commerce giant JD.com (9618.HK) rose 10.3% over the 18 days to Sunday during the first major shopping festival since a recent COVID-19 outbreak, the company said, sharply down from the 2021 event's growth of 27.7%.Click here to read...

China targeting HK ‘foreign forces’: Taipei Times
June 20, 2022

Beijing appears to be using Hong Kong’s National Security Law to target “foreign forces,” and is continuing to change the territory’s governance and institutions to reflect those of mainland China, the Mainland Affairs Council’s (MAC) latest quarterly report said. Click here to read...

Biden says he and China’s Xi to talk ‘soon’ as he weighs Trump-era tariffs: Taipei Times
June 20, 2022

US President Joe Biden on Saturday said he would be talking to Chinese President Xi Jinping “soon,” and is weighing possible action on US tariffs on China that were imposed by the administration of former US president Donald Trump. Asked whether he had decided to lift any of the tariffs, Biden said: “We’re in the process of doing that... I’m in the process of making up my mind.” Click here to read...

‘Mind-reading’ device to detect porn could speed China’s policing of illicit content, say researchers: South China Morning Post
June 20, 2022

A device that can detect when a man is watching pornography by “reading his mind” has been developed in China, according to the research team in Beijing behind the project.
The device, which could speed up the work of censors trying to spot indecent images on the Chinese internet, is worn on the head by the subject and can pick up a spike in the brainwaves triggered by explicit content, according to the researchers. Fifteen male university students aged between 20 and 25 volunteered to wear the item while in front of a computer screen. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 14 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 14 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 10 in Shanghai and four in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Monday. Click here to read...

CPC leadership reviews report on rectification of financial institutions: Quishi
June 20, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to review a report on the rectification of problems discovered during the eighth round of inspections of financial institutions. Click here to read...

China conducts land-based mid-course missile interception test: China Military
June 20, 2022

According to a written statement released by China's Defense Ministry on Sunday, China conducted a land-based mid-course missile interception test within its territory on June 19, 2022 and achieved the desired test objective. The test is defensive in nature and not targeted against any country. Click here to read...

Structural changes boost media sector: China Daily
June 20, 2022

In May, the All-China Journalists Association released a report on the development of journalism in the country. It was the sixth report about the issue published since 2014, and it showed significant developments leading up to December 2021. The report said the growth of traditional media, such as newspapers, radio and television, has slowed, and China continues to strive for deeper integration and a digital transformation. The quality and ability of China's millions of journalists continue to improve, and the employees are becoming younger and more educated, it added. Click here to read...

Macao closes public venues after detecting 31 local COVID-19 cases: China Daily
June 20, 2022

China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) reported 31 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Sunday, according to the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of Macao. Click here to read...

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