China: Daily Scan, March 4, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Agenda of 5th session of 13th National People's Congress: Xinhuanet
March 4, 2022

The preparatory meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday adopted the following agenda of the session. Deliberate the report on the work of the government. Review the report on the implementation of the 2021 plan and on the 2022 draft plan for national economic and social development, and the draft plan for national economic and social development in 2022Click here to read...

Chinese political advisors gather in Beijing for annual session: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

Members from various sectors of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have registered for the top political advisory body's annual session scheduled to open on Friday in Beijing. Click here to read...

China's economic recovery helps stabilize employment: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

China's continued economic recovery and robust growth in new industries and business models will help stabilize employment by creating more jobs, a spokesperson for the fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) said Thursday. Click here to read...

Chinese envoy discourages action that may escalate situation in Ukraine: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday discouraged action that may escalate the situation in Ukraine. "Blindly exerting pressure and imposing sanctions and creating division and confrontation will only further complicate the situation and result in a rapid negative spillover of the crisis, and affect even more countries," warned Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations. Click here to read...

Chinese envoy says IAEA's resolution on Ukraine undermines agency's independence: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

The resolution on Ukraine's nuclear security, adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), undermines the agency's independence as a professional international organization, China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna Wang Qun said Thursday. Click here to read...

China refutes Blinken's groundless accusations concerning Xinjiang: Xinhuanet
March 2, 2022

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday refuted U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's groundless accusations concerning Xinjiang, noting that all rumors will crumble before the facts. Blinken reportedly said in a video message on Tuesday that China "continues to commit genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang." Click here to read...

China to raise prices of gasoline, diesel: Xinhuanet
March 3, 2022

China will raise the retail prices of gasoline and diesel from Friday, the country's top economic planner said on Thursday. The price of gasoline will increase by 260 yuan (about 41.26 U.S. dollars) per tonne, and the price of diesel will increase by 255 yuan, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. Click here to read...

China's AG600 large amphibious aircraft gets financial-leasing support: Xinhuanet
March 4, 2022

The development of China's AG600 large amphibious aircraft has gained support from the financial-leasing sector, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced Thursday. China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of AVIC, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Everbright Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. on Thursday to jointly boost research and development of the AG600 and its future operation, said AVIC. Click here to read...

China to further optimize government services: Quishi
March 3, 2022

China is looking to further optimize its government services, standardizing and normalizing these services and making them more convenient, according to a guideline released by the State Council. Click here to read...

Promoting the Healthy Development of the Digital Economy in China: Quishi
March 3, 2022

At the 34th group study session of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on October 18, 2021, President Xi Jinping stressed that we should give full rein to China's vast data troves and rich range of fields of application in order to firmly embed digital technology in the real economy, enable the upgrading and transformation of traditional industry, foster new industries, new business forms and models, and build up the strength, quality and size of China's digital economy. He explained that this should be done while keeping in mind the larger strategic picture of national rejuvenation and the once-in-a-century changes occurring in the world and giving full consideration to our domestic and international imperatives and our development and security needs. Click here to read...

The Communist Party of China and the Country's Fundamental System: Quishi
March 3, 2022

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Over its century-long history, the CPC has always upheld people's democracy and has experimented with, established, developed, and refined a new kind of political system in which the people run the country. Click here to read...

West-backed anti-China organization exploits Ukraine crisis to further antagonistic agenda and division: Global Times
March 3, 2022

While the world is under threat of being ripped further apart amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis, some political forces, as opposed to fixing the division, are taking advantage of the turbulence to smear China by peddling false information. Click here to read...

Ukraine crisis threatens China's discreet pipeline in military technology: Reuters
March 3, 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is likely to threaten one of China's most discreet but important strategic relationships in recent years: its use of Ukraine as a source of technology for the expanding Chinese military. Click here to read...

New Development Bank says it has put new transactions in Russia on hold: Reuters
March 4, 2022

The New Development Bank (NDB) established by the BRICS group of emerging nations said it has put new transactions in Russia on hold. Click here to read...

Internet platforms Tencent, Meituan and Ele.me cut commission fees for SMEs: Global Times
March 3, 2022

A number of Chinese internet platform companies including Tencent, Meituan and Ele.me have announced measures in recent days to reduce commissions for small and medium-sized merchants, as part of an effort to aid embattled small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) amid new waves of the pandemic. Click here to read...

China asked Russia to delay attack: Taipei Times
March 4, 2022

Senior Chinese officials early last month told senior Russian officials not to invade Ukraine before the end of the Winter Olympics, the New York Times reported, quoting White House officials and a European official who cited a Western intelligence report. Click here to read...

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