China: Daily Scan, January 27, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese vice premier stresses need to advance coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region: Xinhuanet
January 25, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Tuesday called for new progress in the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region by emphasizing major areas and key sections. Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while presiding over a meeting of a leading group for the coordinated development of the region. Click here to read...

Former senior official of Zhejiang expelled from CPC, office: Xinhuanet
January 26, 2022

Zhou Jiangyong, a former senior official in east China's Zhejiang 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 announced Wednesday. Click here to read...

Chinese premier stresses prioritizing stability in economic development: Xinhuanet
January 25, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed prioritizing stability in economic development as the Chinese economy continues to face downward pressure and complex domestic and international environments. Click here to read...

Remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Virtual Summit to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between China and Central Asian Countries: Xinhuanet
January 25, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired a summit held on Tuesday via video link to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and five Central Asian countries, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and delivered an important speech.

Following is the full text of the speech:

Click here to read...

Chinese envoy calls for more humanitarian, economic assistance to Afghanistan: Xinhuanet
January 27, 2022

China's permanent representative to the United Nations on Wednesday calls for more humanitarian and economic assistance to Afghanistan. "China calls for a stronger sense of urgency from the international community and more humanitarian and economic assistance to Afghanistan, so as to bring warmth and hope to the Afghan people," Zhang Jun told a Security Council meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. Click here to read...

Senior Heilongjiang provincial legislator under investigation: Xinhuanet
January 26, 2022

Song Xibin, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Heilongjiang Provincial People's Congress, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of Party disciplines and laws. Song is under investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Former Hebei provincial legislator under investigation: Xinhuanet
January 26, 2022

Xie Jilai, a former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Hebei Provincial People's Congress, is being investigated for suspected serious violations of Party discipline and law, according to the country's top anti-graft body on Wednesday. Xie is under investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission. Click here to read...

China publishes five-year plan for construction industry: Quishi
January 27, 2022

China unveiled a development plan on Tuesday for its construction industry over the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) to push the pillar sector of the country's economy onto a greener, smarter and safer path. The industry will maintain a 6-percent share of the country's GDP into 2025, according to the document from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. Click here to read...

China, Saudi Arabia vow to boost military cooperation: China Military
January 26, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe held talks via video link with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman on January 26, 2022.
Under the strategic guidance of the heads of state of the two countries, China and Saudi Arabia have been deepening their political mutual trust and expanding cooperation in various fields, and the two countries are good friends and partners that trust each other, share mutual benefits, and develop together, Wei said. Click here to read...

China's spending on R&D reaches new high in 2021: China Daily
January 26, 2022

China's spending on research and development (R&D) hit a new high of 2.44 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021, up 0.03 percentage points from the previous year, official data showed Wednesday.Click here to read...

Senior banking official removed over corruption: China Daily
January 26, 2022

He Xingxiang, former vice president of the China Development Bank, has been expelled from the Party and dismissed from his post, the country's top anti-graft watchdogs said on Wednesday. A statement issued by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission said He was punished for serious violations of discipline and law. Click here to read...

Top TV regulator asks anchors, TV hosts to raise political awareness, clean ‘friend circle’: Global Times
January 26, 2022

China's top television regulator on Wednesday released an opinion piece asking news organizations and lower-level television bureaus to enhance management of anchors' and TV hosts' professional and social activities. The opinion, released by the National Radio and Television Administration on its website, stated that anchors and TV hosts should have firm political stance, high morality, rich knowledge, professional skills and be dedicated to work. Click here to read...

China's Xi says country's low carbon push must guarantee energy, food security: Reuters
January 26, 2022

China's ambitious low-carbon goals should not come at the expense of energy and food security or the "normal life" of ordinary people, President Xi Jinping said, signalling a more cautious approach to climate change as the economy slows. Click here to read...

China has right to impose tariffs on US$645 million of US products, says WTO: South China Morning Post
January 27, 2022

The World Trade Organization (WTO) authorised China on Wednesday to impose US$645 million of compensatory tariffs against the United States in a ruling likely to receive a cool reception in Washington. China went to the WTO in 2012 to challenge anti-subsidy tariffs the United States imposed between 2008 and 2012, mainly during the term of US President Barack Obama, on 22 Chinese products ranging from solar panels to steel wire. Click here to read...

China, Russia take another step closer, agreeing to strengthen coordination on Asian affairs: South China Morning Post
January 26, 2022

Senior Chinese and Russian diplomats have agreed to step up coordination on Asian affairs, the latest sign the neighbouring countries are moving closer amid growing pressure from the West. The agreement was reached on Tuesday during a virtual meeting between Liu Jinsong, head of the Asian affairs unit at China’s foreign ministry, and Ovchinnikov Alexey Mikhailovich, who heads the Russian foreign ministry’s Asia-Pacific department. Click here to read...

Contact Us