China: Daily Scan, August 17, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China steps up rural road construction to boost investment, employment: Xinhuanet
August 16, 2022

China will launch a new round of construction and rebuilding of rural roads, expand investment in rural construction and create more jobs for the rural population, amid efforts to consolidate poverty alleviation achievements and accelerate rural revitalization. Click here to read...

Former Jiangxi legislator sentenced for corruption: China Daily
August 16, 2022

A former senior legislator in Jiangxi province was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve on Tuesday over taking bribes and illegal possession of firearms. Shi Wenqing, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the Jiangxi Provincial People's Congress, was also deprived of his political rights for life and had all his property confiscated. Click here to read...

PLA advances in arms, ability over past decade: China Daily
August 16, 2022

During the recent live-fire exercises carried out by the People's Liberation Army, multiple types of cutting-edge hardware were deployed, such as the DF-17 hypersonic ballistic missile and the YY-20 aerial refueling plane. This new hardware has extensively enhanced the PLA's fighting prowess and made it one of the best equipped militaries in the world. Click here to read...

Former CPC official given death sentence for taking $28.6 million in bribes: Global Times
August 16, 2022

Shi Wenqing, the former deputy director of the Standing Committee of Jiangxi Provincial People’s Congress, has been sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for bribery and illegal possession of firearms, as well as being deprived of political rights of life and having all his personal assets confiscated, a court in Ningbo, East China’s Zhejiang Province, announced on Tuesday. Click here to read...

17 Chinese govt departments issue guideline to boost population growth amid falling birth rate: Global Times
August 16, 2022

A total of 17 Chinese government departments on Tuesday jointly released a guideline on support policies in finance, tax, housing, employment, education and other fields to create a fertility-friendly society and encourage families to have more children, as the country faces growing pressure from falling birth ratesClick here to read...

China's holdings of US Treasuries fall to 12-year low amid diversification push to tackle risks: Global Times
August 16, 2022

The Chinese mainland's holdings of US Treasury debt hit a fresh 12-year low in June, latest US official data showed, renewing contentions over what's behind the downtrend amid escalating tensions between the world's two biggest economies and an ailing US economy. Click here to read...

China’s tech firms showcase advance robots; nation catching up with Japan amid incentives: Global Times
August 16, 2022

Chinese tech firms are rushing to showcase their cutting-edge robotics technologies ahead of the World Robot Conference (WRC) 2022 that will kick off in Beijing on Thursday. Industry insiders and scholars have claimed that China's advantages of a complete hardware industry chain, advance development in areas such as big data and artificial intelligence (AI) as well as large quantities of capital will narrow down the gap with developed countries like Japan over coming years. Click here to read...

Huzhou encourages SOEs to buy apartments from struggling real estate developers: Global Times
August 16, 2022

Huzhou in East China’s Zhejiang Province on Tuesday said it would encourage state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to purchase apartments from struggling real estate developers to use as indemnificatory and resettled housing, according to a notice released by the local Bureau of Housing and Urban-Rural DevelopmentClick here to read...

Chinese defense minister addresses tenth Moscow Conference on International Security: China Military
August 16, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe delivers a speech via video link at the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security on August 16, 2022. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe delivered a speech on August 16 at the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security via video link upon invitation. Click here to read...

China to discourage abortions to boost low birth rate: Reuters
August 16, 2022

China will discourage abortions and take steps to make fertility treatment more accessible as part of efforts to boost one of the world's lowest birth rates, its National Health Authority said on Tuesday. Click here to read...

The disappointing economic backdrop to China's policy dilemma: Reuters
August 16, 2022

China's central bank cut its interest rates on Monday for the second time this year, but analysts suspect it will do little to spur lending in an economy awash with cash but lacking in consumer demand and business confidence. Click here to read...

China’s sanctions to backfire: Taipei Times
August 17, 2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday slammed China for sanctioning Representative to the US Hsiao Bi-khim and six other Taiwanese officials for being “diehard separatists,” saying its attempt to intimidate Taiwanese would backfire. Click here to read...

Documentaries popular among young Chinese: People’s Daily
August 17, 2022

A plain-Jane documentary jointly produced by CCTV.com and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) this summer surprisingly gained over 600 million online views, and topics related to the film made it into the lists of top trendy hashtags on social networking platforms nearly 100 times. Click here to read...

Chinese premier urges economic powerhouses to consolidate recovery: Xinhuanet
August 17, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday called for efforts from the country's economic powerhouses to meet their due responsibilities on consolidating economic recovery. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in Shenzhen while presiding over a symposium on the economic situation. Leading officials of six major economic provinces -- Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Henan and Sichuan -- spoke at the meeting or via video link. Click here to read...

China unveils cultural development plan for 2021-2025 period: Xinhuanet
August 17, 2022

China has unveiled its cultural development plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) to promote socialist culture and build China into a country with a strong grounding in this regard. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 566 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
August 17, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 566 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 482 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Altogether 2,322 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on the day, including 1,181 in Hainan, 670 in Tibet Autonomous Region and 307 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, said the commission in its report. Click here to read...

China advances national water network projects to better benefit its people: Qiushi
August 17, 2022

The Huaihe River, between the Yellow River and the Yangtze River, is an important watercourse in central and east China. It is also the first major river that has been comprehensively treated since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Click here to read...

China ups goal for proportion of scientifically literate citizens: China Daily
August 17, 2022

China aims to have over 15 percent of its population become scientifically literate by 2025, according to a new national plan for sci-tech popularization. Released on Tuesday, the plan sets the 2025 goal at 5 percentage points above the 2020 figure. The proportion of scientifically literate Chinese citizens was 10.56 percent in 2020, exceeding the target of 10 percent set in the country's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020). Click here to read...

Xi expresses full confidence in revitalization of China's northeast region: People’s Daily
August 17, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has expressed full confidence in the revitalization of China's northeast region. Xi made the remarks when inspecting the city of Jinzhou, northeast China's Liaoning Province, on Tuesday. Click here to read...

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