China: Daily Scan, September 30, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Former vice governor of China's Hubei expelled from CPC, public office: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

Cao Guangjing, former vice governor of central China's Hubei Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft body said Thursday. Click here to read...

Former provincial legislator expelled from CPC, public office: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

Song Xibin, a former senior legislator in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office over serious violations of discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft agency announced Thursday. Click here to read...

Former chief procurator of Shanghai expelled from CPC, office: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

Zhang Bencai, former chief procurator of the Shanghai People's Procuratorate in east China, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft body announced Thursday. Click here to read...

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Thursday. Zhou Jinqiang was appointed deputy head of the General Administration of Sport of China. Zhao Chongjiu was appointed head of the State Post Bureau, replacing Ma Junsheng, and Zhao no longer serves as vice minister of transport. Click here to read...

NPC Standing Committee's inspection team meets on Foreign Investment Law: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee's inspection team on the enforcement of the Foreign Investment Law Thursday held the second plenary session to review and discuss a report on the inspection work. Click here to read...

Chinese ambassador puts forward 4 proposals on China-India relations: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong put forward four proposals on the development of China-India relations at a virtual event celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Delivering a speech on Tuesday, Sun said China and India are both major developing countries, and China-India relations are not only important for the two countries but also have a significant impact on the region and the world at large. Click here to read...

China's tax and fee cuts, deferrals help stabilize macroeconomy: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

China's combined tax and fee support policies have helped ease the burden on market entities and stabilize the macroeconomy, official data showed on Thursday. The country's tax refunds, as well as tax and fee cuts and deferrals exceeded 3.4 trillion yuan (about 478 billion U.S. dollars) by Sept. 20, Cai Zili, an official with the State Taxation Administration told a press conference. Click here to read...

Former vice governor of northeast China's Liaoning Province expelled from CPC, office: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

Wang Dawei, former vice governor of northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office due to serious violations of Party discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft body announced on Thursday. Click here to read...

Former vice chairman of China's Tibet regional gov't indicted for bribery: Xinhuanet
September 29, 2022

Zhang Yongze, former vice chairman of the government of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has been indicted on charges of taking bribes. Zhang took advantage of his former positions and power to seek benefits for others in areas including project contracting and personnel promotion, and illegally accepted a large amount of money and valuables in return, according to the indictment. Click here to read...

Disengagement of Chinese, Indian troops in Jianan Daban conducive to peace in border areas: China Military
September 29, 2022

The disengagement of Chinese and Indian troops in the area of Jianan Daban is conducive to promoting peace and tranquility in the border areas, said Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, at a regular press conference on Thursday. Click here to read...

Corruption continues after retirement for some officials: China Daily
September 29, 2022

The supervision of officials needs to be increased both before and after they leave office to prevent them from committing corruption after retirement, experts said. Several officials have been placed under investigation following retirement in the first seven months of this year alone. Click here to read...

China's NDRC vows more measures to attract foreign investment: Global Times
September 29, 2022

China's top economic planner said on Thursday that it will soon roll out more policies and measures for the manufacturing sector, aiming to increase foreign investment, further adding to a slew of measures China has already taken to stabilize its economy, trade and foreign investment. Click here to read...

China tightens e-cigarette regulations, requires firms to obtain licenses: Global Times
September 29, 2022

China Tobacco, the cigarette market supervisor, issued a document on its official website on Thursday requiring domestic e-cigarette manufacturers and traders to obtain a license before operating their business, further tightening the regulations for e-cigarettes. The new rules will be implemented from October 1, 2022. Click here to read...

Overseas warehouses help Chinese enterprises go global: People’s Daily
September 29, 2022

With cross-border e-commerce booming in recent years, many Chinese enterprises have built overseas warehouses in order to better meet the needs of overseas customers. Nowadays, many overseas customers are buying a wide range of Chinese products, such as cosmetics, clothes, furniture and vehicles on Chinese cross-border e-commerce platforms. Jalila from Bahrain recently bought a Chinese coffee maker called HiBREW online. Click here to read...

Self-exiled Hong Kong democrat sentenced to 3 1/2 years in jail in absentia: Reuters
September 29, 2022

A court in Hong Kong on Thursday sentenced a pro-democracy activist and former lawmaker, Ted Hui, to 3 1/2 years in jail for "criminal contempt" after he failed to show up for trial in several criminal cases. Hui, 40, fled Hong Kong in December 2020, several months after China imposed a sweeping national security law punishing offences like subversion and foreign collusion with possible life imprisonment. Click here to read...

China forex regulator warns against illegal money outflows: Reuters
September 30, 2022

China's foreign exchange regulator named and shamed 10 banks that had assisted illegal capital outflows, vowing to crack down on fake forex transactions in authorities' latest effort to stabilise the sliding yuan. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) listed 10 "typical" cases of misdeeds in a statement on its website on Thursday, involving money flowing overseas illegally through bank businesses such as offshore loans, trade finance, and outbound investment. Click here to read...

China to relax floor on mortgage rates to revive housing sector: Reuters
September 30, 2022

Chinese local governments may relax the floor on mortgage rates for first-time home buyers in some cities in phases, the central bank said on Thursday, in a bid to prop up property prices and revive a flagging engine of the world's second-largest economy. Click here to read...

China certifies C919 jet to compete with Airbus and Boeing: Reuters
September 30, 2022

China held a ceremony on Thursday to certify its C919 narrowbody passenger jet, photos on social media showed, representing a major milestone in the country's ambitions to challenge Airbus (AIR.PA) and Boeing (BA.N) in commercial aerospace. Click here to read...

U.S. slaps sanctions on China-based companies over Iran oil sales: Kyodo
September 30, 2022

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on companies based in China and elsewhere over their alleged involvement in sales of Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products. The move came as Tehran continues to accelerate its nuclear activities in violation of a 2015 multilateral deal, under which Iran agreed with the United States and five other major powers to limit its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief. Click here to read...

US urges China to resume climate, other talks: Taipei Times
September 30, 2022

The US’ top envoy to China yesterday called on the nation to reopen dialogue it halted after US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan almost two months ago. “Our message to the Chinese is: Let’s talk, open these dialogues and let’s move forward,” US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns told the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore via videoconference. Click here to read...

Chinese film Return to Dust disappears from cinemas and the internet, despite US$14 million ticket sales, and no one knows why: South China Morning Post
September 30, 2022

A film depicting the lives of impoverished peasants in China has disappeared from the country’s cinemas and internet, despite earning more than 100 million yuan (US$14 million) at the box office. Return to Dust, directed by Chinese filmmaker Li Ruijun, was withdrawn from cinemas on September 26 and dropped from all streaming platforms in the country with little fanfare. Discussion about the film has not been prohibited on social media, however. Click here to read...

China’s ‘erratic policy shifts’ have some companies wondering how much more they can take: South China Morning Post
September 30, 2022

Months after Shanghai lifted its crippling, 60-day Covid lockdown, the event continues to haunt foreign businesses in China. Multinationals like holiday rental giant Airbnb have shut operations in the country, while a growing number of surveys by foreign business groups show European and American firms are planning to move out of the country. Overseas investment projects are tumbling. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 97 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 30, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 97 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Friday. Altogether 625 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read...

China on its way to "dual carbon" goals: Qiushi
September 30, 2022

The Hangzhou West Railway Station, in the capital of China's Zhejiang province, was recently put into operation. Photovoltaic panels covering 15,000 square meters have been on the station roof, which are expected to generate 2.31 million kilowatt-hours of green power and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 2,300 tons every year. Click here to read...

Chinese welcome National Day with full confidence in nation’s future: Global Times
September 30, 2022

With Chinese people preparing to embrace the National Day and enjoy the Golden Week holiday that runs from October 1 to 7, local governments are taking more measures to boost the holiday economy while at the same time fighting against COVID-19. Analysts said that even though some Western media have badmouthed China's economy by smearing the country's COVID-19 prevention measures, the resilience of the Chinese economy and remarkable recovery expectations ahead remain unchanged, with Chinese people having full confidence in the country's prospects. Click here to read...

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