China: Daily Scan, September 7, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Tuesday. Zhang Qingsong was appointed vice governor of the People's Bank of China. Mao Shengyong was appointed deputy director of the National Bureau of Statistics. Zhao Cheng was appointed vice president of Xinhua News Agency, replacing Zhang Sutang. Li Junjie was named deputy head of the National Immigration Administration. Click here to read...

China experiences hottest summer since 1961: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

China had gone through its hottest summer since 1961 when it started to keep complete meteorological records. The country's average temperature from June 1 to Aug. 31 was 22.3 degrees Celsius, 1.1 degrees Celsius higher than that in the same period of regular years and the highest since 1961, according to the National Climate Center. Click here to read...

China's largest freshwater lake sees lower water level: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

The water level of China's largest freshwater lake, Poyang, continued to decline due to persistent high temperature and the lack of rainfall, local authorities said Tuesday. Click here to read...

New fraud law to be implemented nationwide: China Daily
September 6, 2022

Courts have been ordered to implement a new law on telecom and online fraud, which imposes heavier punishment on scammers, China's top court said on Tuesday. "We'll strengthen efforts to deal with cases of telecom and online fraud, and try our best to help victims recover their money," Ma Yan, chief judge of the No 3 Criminal Division of the Supreme People's Court, told a news conference. Click here to read...

Ministry of Public Security helps deter online fraud: China Daily
September 6, 2022

A regulation on how to deal with money involved in telecom and online fraud is being brewed up by the Ministry of Public Security, so as to implement a newly adopted law and improve work efficiency, an official said. Click here to read...

PLA announces rescue operations underway in Sichuan quakezone: China Daily
September 6, 2022

Some 1,900 soldiers from the People's Liberation Army's Western Theater Command were dispatched to help with earthquake relief and rescue on Tuesday morning, following the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Luding county in Sichuan province on Monday. Click here to read...

BRI contributes to the devt of Nepal: Global Times
September 6, 2022

Since Nepal joined the China proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2017, the two countries have cooperated on a widely based on mutual trust and mutual benefits, which also benefits the development of South Asia. The BRI is "the foundation for global development and the elimination of poverty," said a recent article published by Kathmandu Tribune, an online English daily in Nepal. Click here to read...

China marks a milestone in new-gen heavy-duty rocket devt with successful engine test: Global Times
September 6, 2022

China has successfully conducted a whole-craft running test for its 25 ton-level closed expander cycle hydrogen-oxygen rocket engine for the first time recently, which its developers claimed marked the world's largest scale testing for the kind and a key technology breakthrough for the country's development of the new-generation super heavy-lift launch vehicle. Click here to read...

Germany's BASF starts production at southern China mega complex: Reuters
September 6, 2022

German chemicals group BASF said on Tuesday it has started production at a giant complex in southern China's Zhanjiang. The first plant at the site will produce 60,000 tonnes of engineering plastic compounds a year for the automotive and electronics industries, the company said in a statement. Click here to read...

China's top banks face narrowing margins as calls to help economy grow: Reuters
September 6, 2022

Top tier Chinese banks preparing to respond to Beijing's call to boost lending to the real economy and debt-laden property sector are set to face a squeeze on their profit margins in the second half, bankers and analysts said. Five of China's biggest state-owned banks posted modest gains in profits in the second quarter. Four of the banks, except for Bank of China, however, reported falling net interest margins, a key gauge of bank profitability. read moreClick here to read...

Xi to visit Kazakhstan in first trip since virus: Taipei Times
September 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping is to visit Kazakhstan next week for a state visit, Interfax reported, in what would be his first trip overseas in more than two-and-a-half years. Xi accepted the Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s invitation to visit the Central Asian nation on Wednesday next week, the Russian news agency reported, citing Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov. Click here to read...

Trip in countdown to Communist Party congress shows Xi Jinping’s confidence, experts say: South China Morning Post
September 7, 2022

The timing of President Xi Jinping’s first trip abroad in more than two years – just ahead of next month’s 20th Communist Party congress – is a display of confidence in his status and power, experts say Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that Xi would visit the country on September 14. The announcement followed an earlier statement by Beijing that Li Zhanshu, the head of the country’s legislature, would leave for Russia on Wednesday for an 11-day trip. Click here to read...

Xi stresses improving system for achieving breakthroughs in core technologies in key fields: Xinhuanet
September 7, 2022

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed improving a new system for mobilizing the resources nationwide to achieve breakthroughs in core technologies in key fields and comprehensively strengthening efforts to conserve resources. Click here to read...

Top Chinese legislator urges enhanced parliamentary exchanges within BRICS: Xinhuanet
September 7, 2022

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, on Tuesday called on the legislative bodies of BRICS countries to play an active role in consolidating BRICS unity and deepening cooperation. Click here to read...

74 killed, 26 missing after 6.8-magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan: Xinhuanet
September 7, 2022

A total of 74 people have been killed and 26 remain missing after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Luding County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday, local authorities said Wednesday. The rescue headquarters of the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture said 40 were killed, 14 were missing and 170 were injured in Ganzi as of 9 p.m. Tuesday. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 323 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 7, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 323 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 85 in Sichuan and 76 in Tibet, according to the National Health Commission's report Wednesday. A total of 1,247 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read...

Draft aims to provide better temporary relief: China Daily
September 7, 2022

The Ministry of Civil Affairs released a draft to solicit public feedback on Monday about strengthening temporary relief for people living with difficulties due to COVID-19 or natural disasters. The draft said local governments should improve their policies for approving those who apply for a basic living allowance. Click here to read...

Scientists to use big data to assist in development: China Daily
September 7, 2022

Chinese scientists will collaborate with international peers to harness the power of big data, digital technologies and remote sensing satellites to help the world achieve sustainable development, experts said on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Two gibbon species declared extinct in the wild in China due to excessive 'human activities': Global Times
September 7, 2022

An assessment report on the endangered status of primates in China was released on Tuesday, indicating that the white-handed gibbon and northern white-cheeked gibbon have not been seen in the wild in the past few decades, meeting the criteria for being declared extinct in the wild, according to ScienceNet.cn. Click here to read...

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