China: Daily Scan, March 31, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi plants trees for 10th year as top leader: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday planted trees in Beijing, marking the 10th year of his participation in the annual tree-planting activity in the Chinese capital as the top leader. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said he did so to make his share of contribution to building a beautiful China and encourage the whole society, especially the young people, to push for ecological advancement so that China's environment will be even better. Click here to read...

China to make best use of gov't bonds to expand effective investment for stable economic performance: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

China will make the most of government bonds to expand effective investment, as part of efforts to shore up weak links, enhance the momentum of development and promote steady economic growth, according to a decision made at the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday. Click here to read...

China to strengthen workplace safety, leverage gov't bonds to expand effective investment: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

China will step up its efforts to comprehensively strengthen workplace safety and resolutely prevent major accidents, a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. Click here to read...

China's foreign ministry clarifies nature of relationship with Russia: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

The China-Russia relationship consists of non-alliance, non-confrontation and not targeting any third party, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday. Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a daily press briefing when asked about China-Russia relations. "There is no ceiling for China-Russia cooperation, no ceiling for us to strive for peace, no ceiling for us to safeguard security and no ceiling for us to oppose hegemony," Wang said. Click here to read...

China-EU leaders' meeting provides strategic leadership in China-EU ties:: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

The China-EU leaders' meeting has taken place successfully 22 times, playing a vital strategic guiding role in the development of China-EU relations and dialogue and cooperation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday. Click here to read...

Chinese president stresses neighboring countries' role in supporting Afghanistan: Xinhuanet
March 31, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday called on the neighboring countries of Afghanistan to do their best to support the Afghan people to create a brighter future. Xi made the remarks in a written message to the third meeting of foreign ministers of the countries neighboring Afghanistan, in Tunxi, east China's Anhui Province. Click here to read...

Chinese FM holds talks with Russian counterpart: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday in Tunxi, east China's Anhui Province, and both sides pledged to strengthen bilateral ties. Click here to read...

China approves IPO application of CNOOC Limited: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

China's securities regulator has approved the initial public offering (IPO) application of CNOOC Limited. CNOOC Limited will be listed on the A-share market, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a statement on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Chinese researchers develop lubricated composite with high load-bearing capacity: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

Chinese researchers have designed a cartilage-like lubricated composite with mechanical robustness, according to a research article recently published in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Click here to read...

China to further strengthen regulation of livestreaming sector: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

Chinese authorities will increase efforts to tighten the regulation of the country's livestreaming sector. The management of livestreaming account registration will be enhanced, according to a circular jointly issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the State Taxation Administration and the State Administration for Market Regulation. Click here to read...

China to have over 1 mln IP professionals by 2025: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

China will intensify efforts toward cultivating intellectual property (IP) talent, the country's top IP regulator said Wednesday, adding that the country plans to achieve the goal of having more than 1 million IP professionals by 2025. Click here to read...

China issues new regulations on management of soldiers: China Military
March 30, 2022

With the approval of Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), the CMC has issued a series of new regulations on the management of People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers. Click here to read...

China issues guideline to ensure use of science and technology for good purposes: People’s Daily
March 31, 2022

To better ensure the use of science and technology for good purposes and standardize scientific and technological innovation activities, China recently issued a guideline on strengthening the governance over ethics in science and technology. The document, which is the country’s first national-level guideline of its kind, made systematic deployment regarding science and technology ethics governance for the first time. Click here to read...

China makes substantial progress in building giant “power bank”: People’s Daily
March 31, 2022

A compressed air energy storage project in Jintan district, Changzhou city, east China’s Jiangsu province, has turned a salt cavern located at 1,000 kilometers underground into a giant “power bank” that can store 300,000 kWh of electricity in an energy storage cycle, which is equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed by 60,000 residents a day. Click here to read...

IPR awareness efforts extended to students: China Daily
March 30, 2022

Greater effort will be paid to training intellectual property specialists, the most fundamental, core and critical element in helping China become a global center of IPR, an official from the country's top IPR regulator said. Click here to read...

Xi to meet EU leaders virtually at key summit, to inject positive energy to world amid Ukraine crisis: Global Times
March 31, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet EU leaders at the China-EU leaders' meeting on Friday during which the Ukraine crisis is expected to be one of the major topics, some Chinese experts said. Click here to read...

PLA fighter jets hold cross-regional drills over 5,000km, show capabilities: Global Times
March 30, 2022

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently organized a cross-day-and-night, cross-regional maneuver exercise that saw multiple types of fighter jets flying across more than 5,000 kilometers in less than 20 hours, covering different terrains including plateaus and the sea, demonstrating not only the outstanding capabilities of the pilots and warplanes, but also the strong logistics support capabilities of all air bases involved, experts said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Australian journalist tried behind closed doors in Beijing court: Reuters
March 31, 2022

Australian journalist Cheng Lei went on trial behind closed doors in a heavily guarded Beijing court on Thursdayon charges of providing state secrets to a foreign country, more than 19 months after she was detained. Click here to read...

Chinese manufacturing, services contract together for first time since 2020: Reuters
March 31, 2022

Activity in Chinese manufacturing and services simultaneously contracted in March for the first time since the height of the country's COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, adding to the urgency for more policy intervention to stabilise the economy. Click here to read...

Chinese officials’ job safety plunges: Taipei Times
March 31, 2022

Leaders of China’s provinces have less job security than at any time in the past four decades, a sign of the upheaval caused by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign. The Chinese Communist Party’s provincial heads stayed in the job just 1.6 years on average last year, according to data compiled by Cheng Li, director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, a US research organization. Click here to read...

Chinese Communist Party chief in Hubei steps down after leading Covid-19 battle: South China Morning Post
March 30, 2022

The Chinese official who was appointed to the top job in Hubei province at the height of the Covid-19 outbreak in the province is retiring. On Tuesday the state news agency Xinhua reported that Ying Yong had left his post as provincial party secretary “due to his age”. Ying, a Xi Jinping loyalist, turns 65, the usual retirement age for provincial officials, later this year. Click here to read...

‘Send e-cards to the dead’: closed cemeteries in mainland China and live-streamed tomb-sweeping will dampen Ching Ming Festival amid Covid-19 surge: South China Morning Post
March 31, 2022

Cemeteries are being closed and officials are pushing online channels to honour ancestors during the upcoming Ching Ming Festival as China tries to neuter an Omicron-driven Covid-19 outbreak. Local governments have either closed cemeteries or will limit the number of visitors during the annual event, also known as the “tomb-sweeping festival”, which takes place on April 5 this year. Click here to read...

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