China: Daily Scan, May 19, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese premier stresses faster implementation of macro policies: Xinhuanet
May 18, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for an accelerated pace and ramped-up efforts in the implementation of macro policies. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while chairing a symposium on stabilizing growth, held in Yunnan Province on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Chinese President Xi Jinping's address at the conference of the 70th anniversary of CCPIT and Global Trade and Investment Promotion Summit: Xinhuanet
May 18, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the conference of the 70th anniversary of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Global Trade and Investment Promotion Summit via video link on Wednesday.

Following is the full text of the address: Click here to read...

Chinese FM to chair BRICS foreign ministers' meeting via video link: Xinhunaet
May 18, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will chair the meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs on Thursday via video link, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced Wednesday. Click here to read...

More China-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Myanmar: Xinhuanet
May 18, 2022

Another batch of China-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Myanmar's Yangon on Wednesday, said a statement from the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar. Click here to read...

Plateau acclimatization training accelerates generation of recruits' combat capability: China Military
May 18, 2022

Recently, a training base under the PLA Xizang Military Command and the Department of Highland Military Medicine of the PLA Army Medical University jointly launched a pilot program of "low-pressure hypoxia cabin acclimation training" for recruits to be stationed in the highland area of Xizang. Click here to read...

Li pledges support for platform, digital sectors: China Daily
May 19, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang pledged stronger support for the platform economy and the digital economy on Wednesday, including steps to help businesses get listed both in China and abroad, as part of broader steps to counter the downside pressure facing the economy. Click here to read...

Applications for car permits required to leave Shanghai: China Daily
May 18, 2022

Shanghai police said on Wednesday that people who need to leave the city by driving car must apply for a permit, which will be valid for six hours starting from the stipulated departure time. People can apply for a permit at their community committees. The permit will be approved and issued by the corresponding subdistrict or township government. Click here to read...

High-speed rail lines to accelerate: China Daily
May 18, 2022

Trains on one of China's major high-speed rail lines will soon speed up as China rolls out its plan to further accelerate its already expeditious rail service. Starting June 20, high-speed trains will be able to operate at the increased maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour along the high-speed rail section linking Beijing and Wuhan, Hubei province, and part of the railway linking Beijing and Guangzhou, Guangdong province, according to China State Railway Group, the national train operator. Click here to read...

New technologies help improve efficiency in research laboratories: China Daily
May 18, 2022

In a laboratory at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, a robotic arm is busy moving vials and petri dishes to measure the amount of serum protein in drug samples-an initial step in evaluating a medication's efficacy. Click here to read...

At least 13 Chinese cities encourage families with 2 or 3 kids with preferential housing policies: Global Times
May 18, 2022

At least 13 cities across China have implemented preferential housing policies, starting from May, to encourage families with two or three children to buy more homes. The incentives include breaking the property-purchasing limit which allows one household to buy only one or two houses, and offering housing loans and subsidies. Click here to read...

Officials vow to tackle ‘stuck points’ in implementing support policies for small firms: Global Times
May 18, 2022

Chinese officials vowed on Wednesday to remove the “stuck points” in implementing policies aimed at easing the burden for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), as well as stressing a number of key missions for supporting the companies, such as increasing capital support and pushing for expansion of market demand. Click here to read...

Global investors snap up stocks of Chinese internet platforms amid growing policy support: Global Times
May 18, 2022

As the US threatens to delist a new batch of Chinese companies, foreign capital is rushing to increase holdings of Chinese internet stocks trading in the US, a trend that analysts said reflects the vigor of the platform economy in the world's largest emerging market after a round of deep rectification. Click here to read...

Higher weighting of RMB in SDR basket to facilitate RMB’s internationalization: People’s Daily
May 18, 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised the weighting of the Chinese renminbi (RMB) in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) currency basket from 10.92 percent to 12.28 percent on May 11, after completing a quinquennial review. The composition of the basket – which includes the U.S. dollar, the euro, RMB, the Japanese yen, and the British pound sterling – remains the same, with the weighting of RMB continuing to rank in the third top spot. Click here to read...

‘Women in China want a house and a car’ so man looks for foreign wife and loses US$21,500 in scam: South China Morning Post
May 18, 2022

A dispute over a failed matchmaking service has put the spotlight on marriage scams in China and rules that prevent businesses from connecting foreigners with single Chinese people. Wu Zhimin, a father from Shijiazhuang, the capital city of Hebei province in northern China, said he had turned to a matchmaking service two years ago owned by a man named Chen Junhong because his son was struggling to find a romantic partner.
“My friends and relatives introduced my son to women who all demanded that my family provide a house and a car, which our circumstances did not permit,” said Wu in an interview with Hebei Television. “A matchmaker surnamed Chen told me his service could introduce foreign women to my son,” he recalled. Click here to read...

Students protest as discontent rises over China’s policy: Taipei Times
May 19, 2022

Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero COVID-19” strategy after a weekend protest at the school, students said on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Shanghai rolls out plan to support more enterprises’ resumption amid epidemic situation easing: Global Times
May 19, 2022

Chinese financial hub Shanghai rolls out plan to support more enterprises to resume work and production which will progress in two phases, a vice mayor said Thursday, as the epidemic situation gradually eases in the city after weeks of closed-off management to beat down COVID-19 infections. Click here to read...

Top diplomat Yang Jiechi warns the US against playing ‘Taiwan card,’ vows China’s firm actions to safeguard sovereignty in phone talk with Sullivan: Global Times
May 19, 2022

China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi held a phone conversation on Wednesday with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan upon request in which he warned the US against playing the "Taiwan card" and vowed that China will take firm actions to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests and the US can count on China to keep its promise. Click here to read...

Xi calls for joint efforts to defeat COVID-19, reinvigorate global trade: Global Times
May 19, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for joint efforts to defeat COVID-19, reinvigorate trade and investment, unleash the power of innovation in driving development, and improve global governance, as the world is facing a pandemic and drastic changes both unseen in a century. Click here to read...

5 million shared bikes using Beidou-based chips: China Daily
May 19, 2022

More than 5 million shared bikes on the Chinese mainland are using positioning and navigation services enabled by the country's Beidou Navigation Satellite System, according to an industry insider. Click here to read...

Preservation capacity enhanced at China's seed bank for cold-region crops: China Daily
May 19, 2022

The expansion of China's only seed bank for cold-region crops has been completed recently to raise its seed preservation capacity from 80,000 to 200,000 samples. As the genes of most plants are contained in their seeds, germplasm resources have become the carriers of the genetic information of plants. A seed bank serves as the most important facility for preserving such resources. Click here to read...

Chinese vice premier stresses importance of cooperation between country's eastern, western regions: China Daily
May 19, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Wednesday called for continued efforts in collaboration and paired assistance between the eastern and western regions of the country. Click here to read...

China's new urban infrastructure construction makes urban governance, people's life easier: Quishi
May 19, 2022

Trough diagram showing the spatial distribution of safety hazards to urban infrastructure with four colors that represent different levels of risks, i.e. red, orange, yellow and blue, the system makes locations with potential hazards clearly visible. Since its implementation over four years ago, the system has cumulatively forecast and issued early warnings against more than 6,000 emergencies including gas pipeline network leakage, excessive biogas concentration, water distribution network leakage and road cave-in, helping reduce the incidence of the city's underground pipe network accidents by 60% and improve hazard screening efficiency by 70%, according to Li Xuan, deputy director at the center for urban lifeline operation monitoring equipped with the system. Click here to read...

Bilingual version of Xi's discourses on safeguarding human rights published: Quishi
May 19, 2022

A Chinese-English bilingual version of extracts from Xi Jinping's discourses on respecting and protecting human rights has been published by the Central Compilation and Translation Press. The bilingual version, featuring nine themes, is aimed at helping readers at home and abroad develop a deep understanding of the rich implications of Xi's important statements, as well as the country's endeavors on respecting and protecting human rights. Click here to read...

Beijing reports 50 new confirmed local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 19, 2022

Beijing reported 50 new confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and five local asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, the Beijing municipal health commission said Thursday. Click here to read...

Shanghai reports 82 confirmed, 637 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 19, 2022

China's Shanghai reported 82 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 637 local asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 191 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 19, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday recorded 191 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 82 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Thursday. Click here to read...

Panchen Rinpoche attends religious activities in Tibet: Xinhuanet
May 19, 2022

Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po on Wednesday attended religious activities in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po, a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, vice president of the Buddhist Association of China, and president of the association's Tibet branch, arrived in Lhasa on May 10. Click here to read...

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