China: Daily Scan, May 13, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Full text of Xi Jinping's speech at ceremony marking centenary of Communist Youth League of China: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

The following is the full text of a speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, at a ceremony marking the centenary of the Communist Youth League of China on Tuesday. Click here to read...

China to prioritize employment in fiscal and monetary policies, mobilize existing assets to boost effective investment: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

China will adopt fiscal and monetary policies that prioritize job creation, as part of efforts to keep overall economic performance stable, according to a decision made at the State Council's Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read...

China urges U.S. to promote regional peace, stability at upcoming U.S.-ASEAN summit: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

The United States, as a non-regional country, should play a positive and constructive role in promoting regional peace and development, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday, in response to reports that the upcoming U.S.-ASEAN summit will discuss issues related to China. Click here to read...

Australia urged to stop distorting facts over China-Solomon Islands security cooperation: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

The security cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands is aboveboard, legitimate, lawful and beyond reproach, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Thursday, urging Australia to stop distorting facts. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 312 new local COVID-19 cases, 227 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 13, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 312 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, of which 227 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said on Friday. Apart from Shanghai, seven other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 42 in Beijing and 15 in Henan. Click here to read...

Shanghai reports 227 confirmed, 1,869 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 13, 2022

China's Shanghai reported 227 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 1,869 local asymptomatic cases on Thursday, the municipal health commission said Friday. Click here to read...

China to continue bolstering support for unemployed people: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

China will continue to step up support for unemployed people to ensure their basic living needs, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Policies to expand the coverage of unemployment insurance will be extended for one more year, Gui Zhen, an official with the ministry said Thursday. Click here to read...

China cracks down on cross-border gambling, fraud: Xinhuanet
May 12, 2022

China has cracked some 11,000 cases related to illegal cross-border gambling and fraud since the beginning of 2021, the National Immigration Administration said Thursday. A total of 15,000 people involved in illegal outbound cross-border gambling activities have been caught, and 290 gangs organizing such illegal activities have been busted, said the administration. Click here to read...

China speeds up green, low-carbon transformation of data centers: Quishi
May 12, 2022

The rapid proliferation of green data centers in China may be attributed to the rapid development of the country's digital economy, which is driving a wave of green transformation among traditional data centers and resulting in the continual expansion of newly developed ones. Click here to read...

Smaller companies to further benefit from tax cuts, refunds: Quishi
May 12, 2022

Concerted efforts from multiple authorities in supporting value-added tax (VAT) credit refunds to businesses will play a critical role for the country's smaller businesses facing strong headwinds, and are expected to tide them through challenging times, officials and experts said. Click here to read...

China strives to improve business environment for higher vitality of market entities: Quishi
May 13, 2022

China's continuous efforts to deepen its reforms to streamline administration, delegate power, improve regulation and upgrade services for building a world-class business environment have greatly vitalized market entities and made important contributions to promoting high-quality economic and social development. Click here to read...

Beijing calls for new series of testing: China Daily
May 13, 2022

The Beijing municipal government has encouraged all residents to work from home on Friday and to stay at home during the coming weekend in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. In addition, another three rounds of mass nucleic acid testing will be conducted starting on Friday, a senior official said on Thursday afternoon. Click here to read...

Patients deal with COVID-19 symptoms for years: China Daily
May 13, 2022

Fatigue, insomnia and muscle weakness plague survivors, research report shows. Around half of recovered COVID-19 patients report at least one symptom two years after their infection with the disease, a study of nearly 1,200 people led by Chinese researchers has found. Click here to read...

China immigration authorities debunk disinformation over alleged heavy-handed border controls: Global Times
May 13, 2022

China's National Immigration Administration (NIA) and the General Station of Exit and Entry Frontier Inspections in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on Friday debunked rumors surrounding passenger passports or green cards being confiscated when entering or exiting the country. Authorities said that such disinformation aims to undermine China's COVID-19 prevention measures and regulations. Click here to read...

Beijing juvenile courts reprimand 137 guardians for problematic family education: Global Times
May 13, 2022

The juvenile courts in Beijing have reprimanded 137 parents and guardians with a total of 116 duty notifications or guidance on family education since China's Family Education Promotion Law was implemented at the beginning of 2022. Click here to read...

Beijing refutes rumors of lockdown, reassures of adequate food supplies amid hoarding: Global Times
May 12, 2022

Amid claims circulating that Beijing would be locked down, which led to local residents flooding supermarkets to hoard food, Beijing officials on Thursday clarified that these are just rumors, but local residents are suggested to stay at home and take nucleic acid testing in the following three days as a bid to curb transmission in communities as early as possible. Click here to read...

US eyes ‘luring’ ASEAN to ‘decouple from China’ with its Indo-Pacific economic framework: Global Times
May 12, 2022

A week ahead of Joe Biden's Asia visit, the US President is hosting Southeast Asian leaders for a summit in Washington to show the importance the US places on ASEAN, but Chinese analysts believe the US' vaunted enhanced ties with the region serve as a part of the Indo-Pacific strategy to secure its global leadership. Click here to read...

First bank in Shanghai resumes in-person business as city ramps up recovery: Global Times
May 12, 2022

A branch of Shanghai Rural and Commercial Bank (SRCB) in the city's Jinshan district resumed in-person business Thursday, becoming the city's first bank to resume work, as Shanghai's financial industry accelerated its recovery from the COVID-19 flare-ups. Click here to read...

China, Africa continue to expand clean energy cooperation: People’s Daily
May 13, 2022

Energy shortage has long hindered the social and economic development of Africa. In particular, power supply is a major bottleneck delaying the continent's industrialization. According to World Bank statistics, 51.6 percent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa did not have access to electricity in 2020, and an estimated 660 million people in the world would lack access in 2030, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to read...

China rolls out multiple measures to help MSMEs, self-employed households pull through difficulties: People’s Daily
May 13, 2022

A recent State Council executive meeting specified that China will further implement measures to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and self-employed households, in an effort to stabilize the economy, as well as industrial and supply chains. Meanwhile, relevant government departments will adjust their policies promptly to ease the financial burdens on these businesses. Click here to read...

China denies suspending passports, invalidating foreign residency cards: Reuters
May 13, 2022

China's immigration authority is still providing services for necessary trips outside the country, it said on Friday, denying rumours that passport issuances were halted and that residency cards for living in foreign countries were being invalidated. Click here to read...

Chinese universities including Renmin move away from international rankings while aiming for world class: South China Morning Post
May 13, 2022

The reported withdrawal of Beijing’s prestigious Renmin University of China (RUC) and other institutions from taking part in international university rankings has met strong support domestically, reflecting a rejection of standards defined by foreign ranking systems as the country aims to develop “world-class universities with Chinese characteristics”.
News of the university’s plans to withdraw from the rankings first spread online in early May, with national broadcaster China National Radio (CNR) citing sources familiar with the matter confirming that the university’s administrators had reached a consensus. Click here to read...

China tightens curbs on overseas travel as part of Covid battle: South China Morning Post
May 13, 2022

China has said it will impose tight restrictions on “non-essential” overseas travel for its citizens to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak the country has seen in the past two years. The immigration authorities said the curbs were designed to stop infections crossing the border and would include a more rigorous approval process for passports and other travel documents and a crackdown on illegal border crossings. Click here to read...

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