China: Daily Scan, March 7, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China mulls giving more seats to people from grassroots, women in top legislature: Xinhuanet
March 6, 2022

Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft decision to give more seats in its national legislature to people from the grassroots level and women. The draft decision on the quota and election of deputies to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) was submitted on Saturday to the ongoing fifth session of the 13th NPC for deliberation. Click here to read...

Xi visits CPPCC members in sectors of agriculture, welfare and social security: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), president of the People's Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission, on Sunday visited national political advisors from the sectors of agriculture, welfare and social security, who are attending the fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Xi participated in their joint group meeting, and listened to their comments and suggestions. Click here to read...

Chinese premier stresses promoting sustained, sound economic and social development: Xinhuanet
March 6, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday stressed making oncerted and concrete efforts to ensure sustained and sound economic and social development. Click here to read...

Xi stresses ethnic unity, strengthening sense of community for Chinese nation: Xinhuanet
March 6, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday stressed ethnic unity and efforts to forge a strong sense of community for the Chinese nation when he joined a deliberation during the annual session of the National People's Congress, the top legislature. Click here to read...

China to continue promoting green, low-carbon development: Xinhuanet
March 5, 2022

China will continue to improve the environment and promote green and low-carbon development, according to a government work report submitted Saturday to the national legislature for deliberation. Click here to read...

China to provide priority support for key projects in 14th Five-Year Plan: draft budget report: Xinhuanet
March 5, 2022

In optimizing the structure of government spending, China will provide priority support for key projects that have been included in the 14th Five-Year Plan and specific plans in key areas, according to a draft budget report submitted to China's top legislature on Saturday. Click here to read...

China mulls amending law on local legislatures, governments: Xinhuanet
March 5, 2022

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Saturday deliberated a draft amendment to the Organic Law of the Local People's Congresses and Local People's Governments. Click here to read...

Decipher China's development philosophy in Xi's "two sessions" remarks: Xinhuanet
March 5, 2022

China's national lawmakers and political advisors have gathered in Beijing for the annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), also known as the "two sessions." Click here to read...

China improves supporting measures for three-child policy: Xinhuanet

March 5, 2022

China will improve measures for the three-child policy, according to a government work report submitted Saturday to the national legislature for deliberation. Care expenses for children under three will be included in the special additional deductions for individual income tax. The country will develop public-interest childcare services to ease the burden of raising a family, the report said. Click here to read...

China to implement 10-year plan on basic research to boost scientific, technological innovation: Xinhuanet

March 5, 2022

China will implement a 10-year action plan on basic research to ensure stable support for scientific and technological innovation over the long term, according to a government work report submitted Saturday to the national legislature for deliberation. Click here to read...

China promotes signing of high-standard FTA: Xinhuanet

March 5, 2022

China will work to negotiate and conclude high-standard free trade agreements (FTA) with more countries and regions, according to a government work report submitted Saturday to the national legislature for deliberationClick here to read...

Chinese FM holds phone talks with U.S. secretary of state over bilateral ties, Ukraine: Xinhuanet
March 5, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday held a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken over China-U.S. relations and the Ukraine issue at the latter's request. Click here to read...

China vows to keep foreign trade stable: Xinhuanet
March 5, 2022

China will adopt a package of steps to stabilize foreign trade, according to a government work report submitted Saturday to the national legislature for deliberation. The country will help foreign trade enterprises receive orders and maintain production. It will move faster to develop new forms and models of foreign trade, give full play to the role of cross-border e-commerce, and support the establishment of a number of overseas warehouses, said the report. Click here to read...

Building Up the Strength, Quality, and Size of China's Digital Economy: Quishi
March 3, 2022

In recent years, technologies associated with the Internet, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain have seen accelerated innovation and gradual integration into all aspects of economic and social development. Countries around the world have rushed to produce development strategies for the digital economy and unveiled related incentive policies. The speed of the digital economy's development, the extent of its reach, and the level of its impact are unprecedented; and it is fast becoming a critical force that is reordering global production factors, reshaping global economic structures, and transforming global competition. Click here to read...

Fostering a New Development Dynamic Through High-Level Opening Up: Quishi

March 3, 2022

The Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century deliberated and adopted at the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee includes the following profound statement. Click here to read...

Defense budget proposed to grow by 7.1%, military urged to upgrade, remain resolute: China Military
March 5, 2022

The central government has proposed a defense budget of 1.45 trillion yuan ($230 billion) for the 2022 fiscal year, a 7.1 percent year-on-year increase, according to a draft budget report submitted to the national legislature on Saturday morning. The figures were included in the report prepared by the Ministry of Finance and distributed at the opening meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Click here to read...

Saudi Arabia inaugurates 1st World Defense Show with cutting-edge Chinese equipment: China Military
March 7, 2022

Saudi Arabia inaugurated on Sunday the first edition of the World Defense Show in Riyadh. The four-day show, which includes 15 national pavilions with a total exhibition area of 900,000 square meters, attracts more than 600 exhibitors from 45 countries and regions. Click here to read...

China to enhance military training to safeguard sovereignty, security and development interests: China Military
March 5, 2022

China will enhance military training and combat readiness, stay firm and flexible in carrying out military struggle, and safeguard China's sovereignty, security and development interests, according to a government work report made public Saturday. The report was submitted to the national legislature for deliberation. Click here to read...

China to accelerate innovation-driven development: China Daily
March 5, 2022

A child takes part in an art exhibition using virtual reality devices at an art museum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. [Photo by Long Wei/For China Daily]
China will step up efforts to promote innovation-driven development this year, with a key focus on promoting scientific and technological innovation as well as industrial upgrading, the government wrote in its 2022 Government Work Report. Click here to read...

Domestically transmitted COVID-19 infections surpass 500 Sunday in Chinese mainland, affecting 13 provinces: Global Times
March 7, 2022

The domestically transmitted COVID-19 infections tally in Chinese mainland on Sunday soared to more than 500 with 214 confirmed cases and 312 asymptomatic cases respectively, the highest since 2022Click here to read...

Advisors suggest promotion of nationwide DNA database to end child trafficking: Global Times
March 6, 2022

In the wake of the tragic trafficking of a woman in Jiangsu Province, human trafficking - especially that of women and children - has became one of the most glaring domestic issues discussed during the ongoing two sessions, with several deputies and advisors calling for the establishment of a nationwide DNA database to resolve the thorny problem. Click here to read...

China's defense budget growth justified as restrained amid foreign media hype: Global Times
March 6, 2022

China's 7.1 percent increase to its defense budget in 2022 is a restrained move that aims to safeguard the country's national sovereignty, territorial integrity, security and development interests, as well as to provide public security goods to the world, experts said on Sunday, in response to Western media's one-sided interpretation that hypes the military spending plan being the fastest increase since 2019 and outpaces the country's GDP growth target. Click here to read...

China resolute to share market opportunities with rest of world: People’s Daily
March 6, 2022

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland, in actual use, expanded 11.6 percent year on year to 102.28 billion yuan ($16.12 billion) in January, according to statistics recently released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce. Click here to read...

Technology commercialization agents in China help translate sci-tech achievements into products: People’s Daily
March 6, 2022

To translate scientific and technological achievements into products, the last crucial hurdle in aspects such as policies, capital, patent filing, and market has to be addressed. In an effort to strengthen communication between industries and research institutes, Hubei province in central China has nurtured technology commercialization agents and built an education and management platform for these talents. Click here to read...

China's ZTE faces hearing over possible violation of U.S. probation: Reuters
March 5, 2022

ZTE Corp., the Chinese telecom equipment maker, will go back to U.S. federal court March 14 to face a new accusation it may have violated its probation from its 2017 guilty plea for illegally shipping U.S. technology to Iran. Click here to read...

China's President Xi reiterates grain security, urges for domestic dominance: Reuters

March 6, 2022

China's President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that the country must ensure grain security and reliance on the domestic market to maintain production, state broadcaster CCTV reported. China should guarantee capacity at home and import grains "appropriately", Xi said at a meeting with delegates from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), an advisory body to parliament. Click here to read...

China says friendship with Russia is 'rock solid': Reuters
March 7, 2022

China's friendship with Russia is "rock solid" and the prospects for cooperation are very broad, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday. Cooperation between the two countries brings benefits and well-being to the two peoples, he told his annual news conference on the sidelines of China's annual meeting of parliament. Click here to read...

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