China: Daily Scan, May 17, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Charting roadmap for China's modern infrastructure system: Xinhunaet
May 13, 2022

In the face of COVID-19 flare-ups and increasing downward pressure on the economy, the Chinese leadership is looking at infrastructure investment to bolster growth while realizing the country's modernization goals. Click here to read...

Chinese woman held for claiming Beijing lockdown imminent: Kyodo
May 13, 2022

A Chinese woman has been accused of spreading false rumors and held by authorities for posting a message online saying Beijing would soon come under a citywide COVID-19 lockdown, Chinese media reported Friday. Click here to read...

First C919 jet to be delivered completes successful maiden test flight: Xinhunaet
May 14, 2022

The first C919 large passenger aircraft to be delivered completed a successful maiden test flight on Saturday, according to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). China's indigenously-developed jet, coded B-001J, took off at 6:52 a.m. from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and landed at the same site at 9:54 a.m. Click here to read...

China to cut lower limit for interest rates on first-home loans: Xinhunaet
May 15, 2022

China's financial authorities on Sunday said that the lower limit for interest rates on first-home purchase loans will be cut. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 226 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhunaet
May 15, 2022

The Chinese mainland Saturday reported 226 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 166 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Sunday. Click here to read...

Beijing reports four clusters of infections, continues mass testing in 12 areas: Global Times
May 15, 2022

Beijing suspended more businesses and announced another three rounds of mass nucleic acid testing in 12 areas on Monday, as local health authorities said the city's daily growth of new cases remained high and the sneaky sources of infections and transmission in communities still have not been cut off. Click here to read...

China’s 2nd large destroyer passes comprehensive test, ‘fully ready for far sea missions’: Global Times
May 15, 2022

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's second Type 055 large destroyer, the Lhasa, recently passed a full-course training assessment that comprehensively tested the vessel's air defense, maritime attack and anti-submarine capabilities in mock battles, with experts saying on Sunday that the warship with more than 10,000 tons of displacement is 100 percent ready for far sea missions beyond the first island chain. Click here to read...

China military body may be target of Japan counterstrike capability: Kyodo
May 15, 2022

Speculation is growing in security circles in Japan as to whether targets of a proposed "counterstrike capability" would include China's Central Military Commission, the highest decision-making organ of the country's armed forces led by President Xi Jinping. The speculation came to light in a parliamentary meeting last week when the Defense Ministry did not answer directly a question from an opposition lawmaker seeking to know whether what has until recently been called "enemy base attack capability" targets would include China's CMC. Click here to read...

National political advisors urged to further improve consultation quality: Xinhunaet
May 16, 2022

China's top political advisor Wang Yang on Monday urged national political advisors to give more priority to improving the quality of consultation. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks while presiding over the 71st Chairperson's Council meeting of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC in Beijing. Click here to read...

China rejects U.S. bill to help Taiwan regain WHO observer status: Xinhunaet
May 16, 2022

China rejects and deplores it that the United States should insist on signing the bill, which will help Taiwan regain observer status in the World Health Organization (WHO), into law, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Monday, urging the U.S. to handle Taiwan-related issues prudently and properly. Click here to read...

China urges G7 to cease interfering in its internal affairs: Global Times
May 16, 2022

China on Monday urged the Group of Seven (G7) to stop smearing China and interfering in China's internal affairs. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a daily news briefing when asked to comment on the communique issued by a G7 meeting of foreign ministers, which contains various items relating to China including Hong Kong, Xinjiang, human rights, maritime issues, the situation in Ukraine, peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, among others. Click here to read...

Chinese premier, Pakistani PM hold phone call on bilateral ties: Xinhunaet
May 16, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday talked over phone with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on bilateral ties. In the phone call, Li said China and Pakistan are friendly neighbors and iron-clad friends, noting that President Xi Jinping paid a successful visit to Pakistan in 2015, which advanced the level of bilateral strategic cooperation. Click here to read...

Former senior provincial political advisor indicted for graft: Xinhunaet
May 16, 2022

Xue Heng, a former senior political advisor of northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on Monday. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 140 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhunaet
May 16, 2022

The Chinese mainland Sunday reported 140 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 69 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Monday. Click here to read...

China rolls out multiple measures to help MSMEs, self-employed households pull through difficulties: Quishi
May 16, 2022

Although the country's economic operation has remained generally stable despite complex domestic and international situation since the beginning of this year, the increasing complexity, severity and uncertainty of the environment for economic development has made it harder to survive for market players, especially MSMEs and self-employed households. Click here to read...

China's trade in services moves onto fast lane of development: Quishi
May 16, 2022

China's services trade has maintained fast growth. Data from the country's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) showed that China's imports and exports of services totaled over 1.45 trillion yuan ($214.6 billion) in the first quarter of 2022, rising 25.8 percent year on year. Click here to read...

Lhasa projects expected to boost local incomes: China Daily
May 16, 2022

Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, plans to implement 98 key projects this year, including 180 sub-projects, with investment of more than 88.8 billion yuan ($13.4 billion), Tibet Daily reported. According to the city's commission of development and reform, the heavy investment will be used for stability, development, ecology and border-area consolidation. Click here to read...

Omni-media, platform-based communication on the rise in China's news media sector: Xinhunaet
May 17, 2022

In 2020 and 2021, omni-media and platform-based communication became a rising trend in China's news media industry, according to a report by the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) unveiled Monday. Click here to read...

Chinese witnesses flourishing new types of consumption online and offline in recent years: Quishi
May 17, 2022

New types of consumption have been thriving in China in recent years, thanks to the in-depth application of the Internet, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and other new technologies, as well as the continued process of consumption upgrading. Click here to read...

Military exercises to be conducted in north Yellow Sea: China Military
May 17, 2022

According to a notice released by China's Dalian Maritime Safety Administration on May 16, military exercises will be conducted in the northern waters of the Yellow Sea from 8:00 o’clock May 17 to 17:00 o’clock May 22, Beijing time. Click here to read...

More graduates opt to work in lower-tier cities: China Daily
May 17, 2022

IT remains popular but high housing prices dampen desire of long-term stay. Chinese college graduates are opting to work in lower-tier cities to pursue a less stressful and more stable lifestyle, according to a new report. Click here to read...

Tianjin detects new virus cases, suspects food imports: China Daily
May 17, 2022

The port city of Tianjin reported six new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 22 asymptomatic carriers from Sunday to 6 pm on Monday, officials said on Monday. The preliminary evidence indicated the cases might be related to imported cold chain food. Click here to read...

Uighur county in China has highest jail rate in world: Taipei Times
May 17, 2022

Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uighur heartland of China have been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, an Associated Press (AP) review of leaked data shows. A list obtained and partially verified by the AP cites the names of more than 10,000 Uighurs sent to prison in just Konasheher county alone, one of dozens in southern Xinjiang. Click here to read...

Shanghai residents leverage Excel skills, management savvy to navigate lockdown: Reuters
May 17, 2022

China's worst COVID-19 outbreak has frayed nerves and stirred resentment among many residents of Shanghai but some have thrived in the face of adversity, stepping up with bright ideas and commitment to help their communities through the crisis. Click here to read...

China’s top political advisory body hosts special symposium to help digital economy, in sign of easing crackdown: South China Morning Post
May 17, 2022

The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s top political advisory body, is having a special symposium on Tuesday to promote the digital economy, a step that could lead to supportive policies for Big Tech firms. The top consultative committee headed by Wang Yang, the party’s No 4 ranking member, is conducting a “special session of consultation” on Tuesday to help the “sustainable and healthy” growth of the digital economy, according to a front-page article from the conference’s official newspaper CPPCC Daily. Click here to read...

Chinese scientists work on hypersonic missile that can hit moving car: South China Morning Post
May 17, 2022

China is developing a heat-seeking hypersonic weapon that will be able to hit a moving car at five times the speed of sound, according to scientists involved in the project. The research team, led by Yang Xiaogang from the PLA Rocket Force University of Engineering in Xian, said “important progress” had been made towards solving the main problem of how to pinpoint a moving target at extreme speeds. Yang and his colleagues from the university’s College of Missile Engineering have been given a deadline of 2025 to come up with solutions to the seemingly intractable challenges of hypersonic technology. Click here to read...

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