China: Daily Scan, July 29, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China's minister of industry, information technology under probe: Xinhuanet
July 28, 2022

Xiao Yaqing, China's minister of industry and information technology, has been put under investigation for suspected violations of Party discipline and laws, an official statement said Thursday. Xiao is being investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to the statementClick here to read...

Z-10 attack helicopter enters service with PLA Hong Kong Garrison: Global Times
July 28, 2022

Official reports show that Z-10 attack helicopters for the first time participated in a recent patrol exercise organized by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison, indicating that the garrison has commissioned this type of helicopter to provide escort and air support to other helicopters, vessels and ground troops in joint operations, experts said on Thursday. Click here to read...

Online food delivery giants Meituan, Ele.me summoned for price dumping vicious competition: Global Times
July 28, 2022

Hangzhou market regulator summoned online food delivery platforms Meituan and Ele.me for talks on issues including price dumping competition and food safety on July 21, the regulator said on Thursday. Click here to read...

Xi speaks with Biden over phone: Xinhuanet
July 29, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with U.S. President Joe Biden on the phone at the request of the latter on Thursday evening. The two presidents had a candid communication and exchange on China-U.S. relations and issues of mutual interest. Click here to read...

China-India corps commander level meeting reaches four-point consensus: Xinhuanet
July 29, 2022

A four-point consensus on the resolution of border issues between China and India was reached at the 16th round of the China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting, a military spokesperson said Thursday. The two sides continued discussions for the resolution of relevant issues along the Line of Actual Control of the China-India border, said Wu Qian, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, at a press conference. Click here to read...

Xi warns against misperceiving China-U.S. ties, misreading China's development: Xinhuanet
July 29, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that to approach and define China-U.S. relations in terms of strategic competition and view China as the primary rival and the most serious long-term challenge would be misperceiving China-U.S. relations and misreading China's development, and would mislead the people of the two countries and the international community. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 60 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 29, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 60 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 21 in Gansu Province, the National Health Commission said Friday. Altogether 390 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 12 provincial-level regions. Click here to read...

Chinese leadership analyzes economic situation, reviews disciplinary inspection report: Qiushi
July 29, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Thursday presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to analyze the current economic situation and arrange economic work for the second half of the year. Click here to read...

China's ex-minister of justice pleads guilty in 1st trial for suspected bribery, law violations for personal gains: Global Times
July 29, 2022

Fu Zhenghua, a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and former deputy director of the social and legal affairs committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), pleaded guilty in the first trial on Thursday at the Intermediate People's Court of Changchun in Northeast China's Jilin Province, over suspected bribery and law violations for personal gains, the High People's Court of Jilin Province announced that day. Click here to read...

Nuclear power ship wins China Patent Award: Global Times
July 29, 2022

A nuclear power ship invented by five Chinese R&D engineering companies won the China Patent Award, media reported on Thursday. According to China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the "nuclear power ship," patent from five Chinese ocean engineering companies, was selected to be awarded the China Patent Excellence Award, China Ship News reported. Click here to read...

Industry leaders urge more R&D to boost agricultural seed security: Global Times
July 29, 2022

Chinese agricultural scientists and industry leaders at a major forum on seeds in South China's Hainan Province on Thursday called for more efforts to boost research and development (R&D) in crop seeds to ensure food security. Click here to read...

Xi says Marxism shows new vitality in 21st century: Qiushi
July 29, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that Marxism has been showing new vitality in the 21st century, calling on all Marxist political parties to make the theory more relevant to the national conditions and the times. Click here to read...

Xi stresses persistent efforts to reach PLA centenary goals: Qiushi
July 29, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed persistent efforts to strive ahead with diligence to realize the goals set for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Click here to read...

China's 'common prosperity' drive slashes pay and perks for investment bankers: Reuters
July 29, 2022

China's well-heeled financial dealmakers are getting a crash course in austerity with pay cuts and perks reined in, as their state-owned employers respond to Beijing's "common prosperity" drive, eight people with knowledge of the matter said. Click here to read...

U.S. Congress passes long-awaited bill to boost chipmakers, compete with China: Reuters
July 29, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation on Thursday to subsidize the domestic semiconductor industry as it competes with Chinese and other foreign manufacturers, a victory for President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats hoping to keep their slim majority in Congress in November midterm elections. Click here to read...

China to maintain "zero-COVID" policy in 2nd half of 2022: Kyodo
July 29, 2022

China decided Thursday to maintain its strict "zero-COVID" policy for the second half of 2022 as leaders pledged efforts to achieve the best possible results for the world's second-largest economy, state-run media reported. The decision on the radical policy to stem the novel coronavirus outbreak was made at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the ruling Communist Party's Central Committee chaired by President Xi Jinping, who is the party's general secretary. Click here to read...

US lawmaker confirms Pelosi’s trip: Taipei Times
July 29, 2022

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited other top lawmakers to join her on a visit to Taiwan, a US representative told NBC News on Wednesday, in the first on-the-record confirmation of the speaker’s planned visit. US Representative Michael McCaul said in an interview with the US news outlet that he and fellow Representative Gregory Meeks had been invited to join Pelosi on a visit to Taiwan next month. Click here to read...

A year after China’s private tutoring crackdown, classes have moved underground as companies struggle to pivot: South China Morning Post
July 29, 2022

China’s severe crackdown on private tutoring one year ago this month, which came on suddenly with an unexpected policy change, has forced many businesses to shut down and driven private classes underground, according to industry insiders and parents.Last summer, Alice Wang booked four classes for her 10-year-old daughter in mathematics, Chinese literature, cello and ballet. This year, she has only kept the last two because of the policy shift that largely outlawed off-campus tutoring of school curricula.
Despite the cutback in classes, demand for additional training remains strong from parents who worry about their kids falling behind. Click here to read...

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