China: Daily Scan, March 14, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China's top legislator visits journalists covering annual session: Xinhuanet
March 13, 2022

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu has visited journalists covering the annual session of the national legislature. Li, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, commended reporters for their coverage of the fifth session of the 13th NPC and sent greetings to them at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday. Click here to read...

China releases reports on budgets, national economic and social development plans: Xinhuanet
March 13, 2022

Two reports approved Friday at the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress were released in full via Xinhua News Agency on Sunday. The report on the implementation of the 2021 plan for national economic and social development and on the 2022 draft plan for national economic and social development has three parts: Click here to read...

Chinese lawmakers pass decision on electoral rules for 14th NPC: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

Chinese national lawmakers on Friday approved a decision on the quota and election of deputies to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC. Click here to read...

Chinese premier vows timely support for contact-based service firms: Xinhuanet

March 11, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Friday timely support for contact-based service firms, in particular small ones that have suffered the most amid the COVID-19 epidemic, in an effort to stabilize employment and economy. Click here to read...

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

China's State Council on Friday announced the latest appointment and removal of officials. Guo Tingting was appointed assistant minister of commerce, according to a statement issued by the State Council. Click here to read...

China detects overseas cyberattacks: Xinhuanet
March 11, 2022

China has detected continuous cyberattacks targeting its internet since late February, the country's cybersecurity watchdog said Friday. Click here to read...

Joint Press Release of the 15th Round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting: China Military
March 12, 2022

The 15th round China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting was held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side on 11th March 2022. The two sides carried forward their discussions from the previous round held on 12th January 2022 for the resolution of the relevant issues along the LAC in the Western Sector. Click here to read...

China's BeiDou enters new phase of stable services, rapid development: China Military
March 11, 2022

China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has entered a new phase of sustained stable services and rapid development, according to the China Satellite Navigation Office on Friday. Measured by the global continuous monitoring and evaluation system, the BDS-3 system shows an advanced performance index in providing global positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services, with more outstanding performance in the Asia-Pacific region, said the office. Click here to read...

China's top legislature approves way to choose HK NPC deputies: Global Times
March 11, 2022

Chinese lawmakers on Friday passed a method for Hong Kong to elect deputies to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) at the closing meeting of the fifth session of the 13th NPC, which stressed that national legislators elected from the special administrative region must be firm patriots and those who have been convicted for harming national security be disqualified. Click here to read...

China fights severest COVID-19 outbreaks with swift responses: Global Times
March 13, 2022

As China faces its severest domestic COVID-19 outbreaks in two years with a record 1,807 new cases reported on Sunday, the country has launched a swift response to contain the virus spread, including allowing rapid antigen tests for public use and sacking senior officials for their slack response to the ongoing health crisis. Click here to read...

Door between China and US should not be shut again or pushed toward decoupling, says Chinese Premier: Global Times
March 11, 2022

With door between China and the US being opened 50 years ago, it should not be shut again or pushed toward decoupling, and cooperation between the two countries carries significance for both and the wider world, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday morning, adding that competition between the two economies in economic and trade areas should be "benign and fair." Click here to read...

China delivers first J-10CE fighter jets to Pakistan in a milestone move: Global Times
March 11, 2022

The Pakistan Air Force on Friday held an induction ceremony for the first batch of six J-10CE fighter jets in Kamra, with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attending the event. The official commissioning of China's new-generation main battle aircraft into the Pakistan Air Force marks the systematized, organic export of such aviation equipment by China, and is yet another major milestone in the export of China's advanced aviation equipment, the Global Times learned from the aircraft's maker, state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), on Friday. Click here to read...

7 killed in North China plant fire: China Daily
March 14, 2022

Seven people were killed in a fire at a chemical plant early Monday in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, local authorities said. The fire broke out at about 2:08 am Monday in the Hondlon District in the city of Baotou, and was brought under control about an hour later. Seven people were missing. Click here to read...

Mayor removed from post in Jilin city: China Daily

March 13, 2022

Wang Lu, mayor of Jilin city, was removed from his position, according to an official notice released on early Saturday. Wang's other positions including deputy Party chief of the city in Northeast China's Jilin province was also removed. Click here to read...

Apple suppliers Foxconn, Unimicron cut output amid China's COVID curbs: Reuters
March 14, 2022

Apple (AAPL.O) suppliers Foxconn (2317.TW) and Unimicron Technology Corp (3037.TW) said on Monday they have suspended operations in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, after the tech hub imposed strict measures to stem a COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read...

China's cyberspace regulator drafts new rules to protect minors: Reuters
March 14, 2022

Companies engaged in online gaming, livestreaming, audio and video in China should set up a "youth mode" to protect minors, according to draft regulations issued on Monday by the Cyberspace Administration of China. Click here to read...

China slams firms for falsifying carbon data: Reuters
March 14, 2022

China's environment ministry has slammed firms for falsifying carbon data, part of the country's efforts to improve data quality as it prepares to expand its national emissions trading scheme into more industrial sectors. Click here to read...

Chinese embassy says has never heard of Russian requests for help: Reuters
March 14, 2022

The spokesperson for China's embassy in Washington responded to media reports on Sunday that Moscow had asked Beijing for military equipment since launching its invasion of Ukraine by saying, "I've never heard of that." Click here to read...

China sees worst virus outbreak in two years: Taipei Times
March 14, 2022

Millions of people across China endured lockdowns yesterday as virus cases doubled to nearly 3,400 and anxiety mounted over the resilience of the country’s “zero COVID” approach in the face of the worst outbreak in two years. A nationwide surge in cases has seen authorities close schools in Shanghai and lock down central neighborhoods in the southern tech powerhouse of Shenzhen as well as whole northeastern cities, as almost 18 provinces battle clusters of the Omicron and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2Click here to read...

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