China: Daily Scan, May 10, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese vice premier stresses stabilizing foreign trade, investment: Xinhuanet
May 9, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday urged more efforts to coordinate epidemic control with economic and social development, and strive to stabilize the overall performance of foreign trade and foreign investment. Click here to read...

Xi sums up experience from CYLC successes: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

The Party's leadership, firm beliefs and convictions, devotion to national rejuvenation, and its deep roots in the country's young people are key to the past and future successes of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC), Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday. Click here to read...

Xi urges firm beliefs, fighting spirit in youth league members: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on members of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) in the new era to build up firm beliefs, and boost their courage and skills to carry out struggles, among others. Click here to read...

China calls for global cooperation on fighting drought, desertification: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday called for enhanced international cooperation on fighting drought and desertification. Wang, as the special representative of Chinese President Xi Jinping, made the remarks via video link at a leaders' meeting on drought and sustainable land governance. Click here to read...

China to make better use of structural monetary policy tools: Xinhuanet
May 9, 2022

China's central bank on Monday said full play should be given to the guiding roles of structural monetary policy tools. Efforts should be made to make good use of relending and rediscount policies to support agriculture as well as micro and small firms, and the amount of such relending should be increased in a timely manner, according to a report released by the People's Bank of China. Click here to read...

China to have 5.5 million nurses by 2025: Xinhuanet
May 9, 2022

China will have 5.5 million nurses by 2025, according to a new plan released by the National Health Commission. There will be an average of 3.8 registered nurses for every 1,000 people by 2025, the development plan for nursing showed. Click here to read...

China activates Level-IV emergency response for floods: Xinhuanet
May 9, 2022

China's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Monday launched a Level-IV emergency response for flood control as heavy rains are forecast to batter southern parts of the country. Click here to read...

Beijing reports 50 new local COVID-19 infections: Xinhuanet
May 9, 2022

Beijing reported 50 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections between 3 p.m. Sunday and 3 p.m. Monday, local authorities said. The new cases include a cluster infection in Shunyi District, with 21 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus so far, said Pang Xinghuo, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control center, at a press conference. Click here to read...

Shanghai reports 234 confirmed, 2,780 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

China's Shanghai reported 234 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 2,780 local asymptomatic cases on Monday, the municipal health commission said Tuesday. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 349 new local COVID-19 cases, 234 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 349 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, of which 234 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. Apart from Shanghai, seven other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 61 in Beijing and 25 in Henan. Click here to read...

China steers nimble monetary policies to enliven economy: Quishi
May 9, 2022

China is making agile use of monetary policy ammo to buoy the economy amid mounting uncertainties, said an official with the central bank, adding that the country is able to cope with the impact of other major economies' tightening moves. Click here to read...

Manufacturers embrace the digital economy: Quishi
May 10, 2022

A workshop manufacturing home appliances in Shenyang, Liaoning province, is offering clients a chance to customize refrigerators remotely using their mobile phones. They can choose colors, functions and design styles without having to enter a bricks-and-mortar store. Click here to read...

Chinese vice premier reiterates dynamic zero-COVID policy: China Daily
May 10, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Monday reiterated the country's adherence to the dynamic zero-COVID policy and called for efforts to consolidate hard-won achievements in fighting COVID-19. Click here to read...

Govt trying to help students find jobs: China Daily
May 10, 2022

Employment opportunities struggle to keep pace with number of graduates. Faced with employment pressures brought by a record number of college graduates and the epidemic situation, governments and schools are mulling over a series of moves to help students find jobs. Click here to read...

12,000 seed varieties return to Earth after space trip: China Daily
May 10, 2022

About 12,000 seeds carried by the Shenzhou XIII manned spaceship have returned to Earth after being bred in space, and will be cultivated into greater varieties to supplement new germ plasm resources and ensure national food security, experts said. Click here to read...

Sinopharm launches Omicron vaccine trial in Hunan: China Daily
May 9, 2022

Chinese company Sinopharm began delivering its Omicron-specific vaccine candidate to fully vaccinated people in a major clinical trial which launched in Hunan province on Monday. Click here to read...

Xi calls on China, Germany to better harness stabilizing, constructive, steering role of ties: China Military
May 9, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a virtual meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday, saying it is particularly important for the two countries to better harness the stabilizing, constructive and steering role of their relationship. Click here to read...

Central govt officials vow full support for John Lee: China Daily
May 10, 2022

Heads of the central government's offices in Hong Kong pledged full support on Monday for the new-term government led by chief executive-elect John Lee Ka-chiu, saying that Lee, elected on Sunday, was not only the choice of the Election Committee, but also represented the aspiration of Hong Kong's public. Click here to read...

More clinics reopening in Shanghai: China Daily
May 10, 2022

In light of the improving epidemic situation in Shanghai, more health clinics and delivery services in the city have resumed operation, the city government said on Monday. Zhao Dandan, deputy director of the Shanghai Health Commission, said at a news briefing on Monday that nearly 70 percent of community health centers in the city are now open five days a week, and more than 2,600 pharmacies in the city have also reopened. Click here to read...

Beijing tightens COVID-19 measures: China Daily
May 10, 2022

A medical worker prepares to take a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid test at a testing site in Chaoyang district of Beijing, on May 9, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
Beijing reported a new COVID-19 cluster with 21 infections from a workplace, adding uncertainty to the trends in the city's latest outbreak, a senior official said on Monday. Click here to read...

Second PLA exercises near Taiwan in month: China Daily
May 9, 2022

The People's Liberation Army organized interservice combat exercises near Taiwan between Friday and Sunday, according to the PLA Eastern Theater Command. In a brief statement on Monday, the command said that naval, air and missile forces took part in the three-day operation that was intended to verify and improve interservice combat capability. It did not give additional details. Click here to read...

China-bashing tactics ahead of elections ‘hurt Aussie parties’: Global Times

May 9, 2022

At a time when both the Australian ruling party and the opposition have been smearing security cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands ahead of the Australian elections, the Chinese Foreign Ministry again spoke up for the security cooperation by revealing on Monday that senior Chinese diplomats had a virtual meeting with their Australian counterparts on Friday, during which the Chinese diplomats stressed that the country does not seek a "sphere of influence" and will advance cooperation with South Pacific island countries. Click here to read...

US official’s slander of Huawei’s Africa business is ill-willed: Global Times
May 10, 2022

The slandering and smearing remarks made by some US officials against Chinese companies are folly, and they only expose their intention of provoking China-Africa cooperation, a Chinese official said, when asked to comment on US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's remarks on Huawei during her recent Africa tour. Click here to read...

Paranoid vetting about 'China links' only hurts innovation of the US tech startups: Global Times
May 9, 2022

The US Congress is reportedly considering vetting American tech startups which have been receiving federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR). Citing a study by the Pentagon, it claims that the program has been "exploited" by China. Click here to read...

India urged to give Chinese firms impartial treatment after Xiaomi officials were allegedly ‘coerced’: Global Times
May 9, 2022

China’s Foreign Ministry urged Indian authorities to provide a fair, impartial and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese enterprises operating in India on Monday, which came after Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi reportedly claimed its top executives faced threats of coercion during questioning by Indian officials. Click here to read...

Xi asks youth league to be political school leading Chinese young people: People’s Daily
May 10, 2022

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday told the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) to always be a political school leading the ideological progress of young people. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CYLC. Click here to read...

China's Iranian oil imports ease on poor margins, lure of Russian oil: Reuters
May 9, 2022

China's Iranian oil imports in April came off peak volumes seen in late 2021 and early 2022
as demand from independent refiners weakened after COVID-19 lockdowns pummelled fuel margins and on growing imports of lower-priced Russian oil. Click here to read...

Taiwan activist says did forced labour in China but not tortured: Reuters
May 10, 2022

A Taiwanese activist jailed in China said on Tuesday that he was subjected to forced labour and endured stale food while serving a five-year sentence, but that he was not tortured. Li Ming-che, a community college lecturer and activist at a human rights non-governmental organisation in Taiwan, disappeared while visiting China in 2017. Click here to read...

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