China: Daily Scan, September 19, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Maintaining CPC's position as leadership core in developing socialism with Chinese characteristics: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

When the Communist Party of China (CPC) reviewed the historic achievements and shifts accomplished in the past decade, the upholding of the CPC's overall leadership was highlighted. Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the CPC Central Committee, with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, has taken a clear stand on upholding and strengthening overall Party leadership, providing fundamental guarantees for the cause of the Party and the country. Click here to read...

Xi meets with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday morning at Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand. Xi pointed out that China and Iran enjoy a longstanding friendship and that their relations have stood the test of a changing international landscape. Click here to read...

Full text of Xi's speech at SCO Samarkand summit: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) here on Friday. The following is the full text of the speech: Click here to read...

Xi meets Pakistani PM Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Friday Morning at Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand. Xi pointed out that China and Pakistan are close neighbors linked by mountains and rivers and with a shared futureClick here to read...

China property investment down in January-August: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

China's investment in property development went down 7.4 percent year on year in the first eight months of 2022, widening by 1 percentage point from that in the first seven months, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Friday. Click here to read...

ASEAN Media Partners Forum boosts cooperation: China Daily
September 16, 2022

The 2022 ASEAN Media Partners Forum, co-sponsored by the Central Radio and Television Administration and the government of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, was held in Nanning, Guangxi, on Thursday. Click here to read...

China sanctions CEOs of Raytheon Technologies, Boeing Defense over arms sale to Taiwan region: Global Times
September 16, 2022

The Chinese government is set to impose sanctions on Gregory J. Hayes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Technologies Corporation, and Theodore Colbert III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, following recent US arms sales to China's Taiwan region, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Friday. Click here to read...

China property investment down in January-August: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2022

China's investment in property development went down 7.4 percent year on year in the first eight months of 2022, widening by 1 percentage point from that in the first seven months, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Friday. Click here to read...

China Telecom investigates fire in Changsha building; no casualties reported: Global Times
September 16, 2022

The large fire that engulfed a high-rise building belonging to China Telecom in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, has been put out. No casualties were reported, the group announced Friday on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo. The group said that it had shut off power to some facilities in the building. Some customers' mobile phones were affected and the group was dealing with the issue, read the announcement. Click here to read...

Chongqing reports first monkeypox case in Chinese mainland, low risk of transmission: authorities: Global Times
September 16, 2022

A monkeypox case was reported in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Friday. It is the first time that the disease has been discovered in the Chinese mainland, following reports of it in China's Taiwan and Hong Kong regions. Click here to read...

Xi urges SCO to strengthen cooperation, promote building of closer SCO community with shared future: China Military
September 17, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to uphold the Shanghai Spirit, strengthen unity and cooperation, and promote the building of an even closer SCO community with a shared future. Click here to read...

China raises holdings of Treasuries in July, Japan cuts holdings, U.S. Treasury Department data show: Reuters
September 17, 2022

China increased its holdings of Treasuries in July for the first time in eight months, while Japan reduced its U.S. government debt load, data from the U.S. Treasury department showed on Friday. China's stash of Treasuries rose to $970 billion in July, from $967.8 billion in June, which was the lowest since May 2010 when it had $843.7 billion. Click here to read...

China, Russia to hold meetings on security, law-enforcement: Xinhuanet
September 18, 2022

Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, will travel to China for the 17th round of China-Russia strategic security consultation and the 7th meeting of the China-Russia law-enforcement and security cooperation mechanism from September 18 to 19, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning announced on Sunday. Click here to read...

China’s large UAV completes first meteorological observation operation in Qinghai-Xizang Plateau: Global Times

September 18, 2022

The first test flight of the domestically developed plateau meteorological observation variant of Wing Loong II drone in China's Qinghai-Xizang Plateau was conducted successfully over the weekend, which will provide more data for ecological protection on the plateau and scientific response to climate change. Click here to read...

China sees two manned submersibles put into joint operation in deep sea for first time: Global Times
September 18, 2022

China's deep-sea manned submersible Fendouzhe (Striver) has recently completed assigned tasks in the South China Sea at a depth of 1,500 meters with a 4,500-meter manned submersible, which is the first time that two manned submersibles have been put into a joint operation in China. Click here to read...

CH-4, WZ-7 drones spotted in PLA patrols near Taiwan island for 1st time: Global Times
September 18, 2022

The defense authority on the island of Taiwan on Saturday spotted a CH-4 armed reconnaissance drone of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) near the island for the first time, marking the sixth type of drone that has appeared in the region in September following the WZ-7 high-altitude reconnaissance drone that made its debut on Thursday. Click here to read...

Central enterprises to establish chief compliance officer; compliance reviews embedded in business management: Global Times
September 18, 2022

China’s central government-owned companies should establish chief compliance officer and compliance reviews must be embedded in the business management process, a document released by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) said. Click here to read...

China's rice imports jump over 42% in Jan-Aug amid low prices: Global Times
September 18, 2022

China's cumulative imports of rice showed rapid growth during the first eight months of this year, customs data showed on Sunday. The rise in rice imports, which are expected to be mainly used as feed grain, mainly reflected low global prices and does not reflect changes in domestic output due to drought, experts noted. Click here to read...

Chinese cities race to experiment autonomous driving, ready to accelerate commercial use: Global Times
September 18, 2022

Don't get surprised if a visitor board a taxi or bus in Shenzhen, a tech hub in South China's Guangdong Province, and can't find a driver. Nowadays, more cities in China are offering driverless public transport, reflecting the rapid growth of autonomous driving in the country. Click here to read...

Crash victims in southern China were on COVID quarantine bus: Reuters
September 18, 2022

The victims of a bus crash which killed 27 people and injured a further 20 in southwest China's Guizhou province were in an official government health vehicle and were being transported for COVID reasons, local media reported on Sunday. Click here to read...

Officials in Tibet’s capital Lhasa apologise for handling of Covid lockdown after string of complaints: South China Morning Post
September 18, 2022

The authorities in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa have apologised for their handling of the city’s lockdown after angry residents complained about food shortages, a lack of proper care for hospital and quarantine patients, and a chaotic mass-testing system.
Zhandui, one of the city’s vice mayors, bowed in apology during a media briefing on Saturday night and said the complaints had highlighted the city government’s shortcomings and weaknesses. Click here to read...

China’s top police chief warns law enforcement to stay alert to risk of ‘colour revolution’ ahead of major Communist Party gathering: South China Morning Post
September 18, 2022

China’s top police chief has hailed law enforcement’s role in supporting the implementation of Hong Kong’s national security law and urged police to stay alert to the risk of a “colour revolution” in an article for a leading Communist Party journal ahead of the year’s biggest political set piece. In the article, Wang Xiaohong, the minister for public security, also stressed the importance of loyalty to President Xi Jinping and the leadership, urging law enforcement to “clear risks” and “maintain stability” ahead of next month’s party congress, where Xi is expected to secure a norm-breaking third term. Click here to read...

Biden again says U.S. will defend Taiwan if China invades: Kyodo
September 19, 2022

President Joe Biden said in an interview aired Sunday that U.S forces would defend Taiwan if it is attacked by China, the clearest response yet to the issue of whether the United States will come to the aid of the self-ruled island. Click here to read...

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters: Reuters
September 19, 2022

Before the pandemic, Doris Fu imagined a different future for herself and her family: new car, bigger apartment, fine dining on weekends and holidays on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year old Shanghai marketing consultant is one of many Chinese in their 20s and 30s cutting spending and saving cash where they can, rattled by China's coronavirus lockdowns, high youth unemployment and a faltering property market. Click here to read...

China to accelerate projects, boost consumption to spur recovery: Reuters
September 19, 2022

China will speed up fund injections to expedite project construction and boost domestic consumption, China's state planner said at a news conference on Monday. That came after the world's second-biggest economy slowed sharply in the second quarter, dragged down by a deepening property crisis, and slowing exports and imports. Click here to read...

Former general manager of China's state railway expelled from Party: Global Times
September 19, 2022

Sheng Guangzu, former general manager of China's state railway, has been stripped of his Party membership for severely violating Party discipline, and for criminally profiting from his influence, according to China's anti-graft body. Click here to read...

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