China: Daily Scan, May 24, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China's biodiversity push and its broader ecological ambition: Xinhuanet
May 23, 2022

Sunday marks the International Day for Biological Diversity 2022. As one of the 17 mega biodiversity countries, China has achieved steady progress in addressing biodiversity loss across its steamy jungles, tranquil wetlands and vast forests. China harbors nearly 10 percent of all plant species and 14 percent of animals on earth, according to the United Nations (UN) Development Program. Click here to read...

China's software sector maintains double-digit revenue growth: Xinhuanet
May 23, 2022

China's software and information technology sector sustained stable growth in the first four months of this year, with revenue from software-related business up 10.8 percent year on year, official data showed Monday. Click here to read...

China seeks breakthroughs in meteorological core technologies: Xinhuanet
May 23, 2022

China will accelerate the innovation of meteorological core technologies and fully leverage the technologies to prevent loss from extreme weather, according to an official. With the goal of building a modern technology-driven meteorological system, the country needs to make significant breakthroughs in Earth-system numerical model, disastrous weather predictions and meteorological observation equipment, said Zhuang Guotai, head of the China Meteorological Administration. Click here to read...

China strengthens COVID-19 control over cold-chain food imports: Xinhuanet
May 23, 2022

Chinese customs have stepped up checks on cold-chain food imports over concerns relating to COVID-19, an official said Monday. Remote spot inspections of overseas food enterprises have begun via video link and communication with authorities of relevant countries and regions has increased, Li Zhengliang, an official with the General Administration of Customs told a press conference. Click here to read...

Hong Kong to distribute 210,000 RAT kits following sewage COVID-19 detection: Xinhuanet
May 23, 2022

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said Monday that it will distribute about 210,000 sets of COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits to people in some areas of the city as part of a follow-up on recent detection of the COVID-19 virus in sewage samples. Click here to read...

Internet celebrity makes public apologies for defaming CPV martyrs: China Military
May 23, 2022

On May 5, Luo Changping an Internet celebrity and ex-associate editor of the Caijing Magzine, who is also the defendant in the case of infringing on the honor and reputation of heroes and martyrs, was sentenced by the Sanya Suburban People's Court, Hainan Province to fixed-term imprisonment of seven months. Click here to read...

China to include outstanding veterans and their stories in local chronicles: China Military
May 23, 2022

Recently, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of China, the Office of Chinese Local Chronicles Guidance Group, the CMC Political Work Department, and the CMC National Defense Mobilization Department jointly issued the trial methods on including the stories of veterans who have made outstanding contributions in chronicles. Click here to read...

Citizens urged not to leave China unless necessary: China Daily
May 23, 2022

The National Immigration Administration on Monday advised citizens not to leave the country unless necessary while also promising to ensure the timely processing and approval of documents needed for immigration, and to further crackdown on immigration related crimes. Click here to read...

China ensures protection of human rights: China Daily
May 23, 2022

Providing affordable social mobility, lifting citizens out of poverty key goals. People may not know that though it is home to the world's most developed high-speed railway network, China still operates 81 slower train services in lesser developed areas annually at an extremely low fare. Click here to read...

Beijing's fight against Omicron still at a stalemate as city sees record number of new cases: Global Times
May 23, 2022

One month after the latest COVID-19 resurgence began on April 22, Beijing's fight against Omicron is still at a stalemate with daily cases seeing a new peak on Sunday, despite strict measures including at least a dozen rounds of mass nucleic acid testing in three major districts. Click here to read...

China’s new-type armored recovery vehicle makes debut in plateau drills: Global Times
May 23, 2022

With a new type of armored recovery vehicle demonstrating its capabilities in a recent exercise in the Karakoram Mountains, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command has received a powerful supportive tool that will greatly enhance its armored combat capability in plateau, experts said on Monday. Click here to read...

PLA Navy's Liaoning carrier group returns from West Pacific after 'longest, most sortie-intensive' exercise: Global Times
May 23, 2022

The Liaoning aircraft carrier group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has reportedly returned to the East China Sea from its far sea training, and with over 300 aircraft sorties in some 20 days, the mission marked the longest and most sortie-intensive exercise by the Chinese carrier in the West Pacific, displaying the PLA's capabilities to deal with potential US or Japanese intervention in the Taiwan question amid wrong remarks made by the two countries. Click here to read...

China’s State Council announces 33 comprehensive measures to stabilize economy: Global Times
May 23, 2022

China's State Council, the cabinet, on Monday rolled out a comprehensive package of measures to support various aspects of the Chinese economy, including support for automobile consumption, home buying and small businesses, in the latest move to ensure that the Chinese economy returns to a normal track and keep it operating within a reasonable range. Click here to read...

China’s Foreign Ministry urges APEC members to avoid geopolitics in economic cooperation: Global Times
May 23, 2022

It's regrettable that a recent meeting of trade officials from the 21 economies making up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum did not come up with a joint statement, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday, urging members to avoid bringing geopolitical issues into the highly valued economic cooperation mechanism in the Asia-Pacific region. Click here to read...

Tencent chief causes stir with repost of article on China's economy: Reuters
May 23, 2022

Pony Ma, the low-profile founder of tech giant Tencent Holdings, created a social media stir over the weekend by reposting an article on China's economy, an unusual breaking of silence by a Chinese tech mogul on an increasingly sensitive topic. Click here to read...

Pakistan’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari promises to increase security for Chinese nationals in terror attack aftermath: South China Morning Post
May 23, 2022

Pakistan has vowed to improve security for Chinese nationals in the country as part of a renewed commitment from Beijing and Islamabad to work together to counter terrorism.
Pakistan’s new foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, made the pledge during talks in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on the weekend – a month after three Chinese teachers and their Pakistani driver were killed in suicide bomb attack in Karachi.
“Both parties believe that any terrorist attack against Chinese nationals in Pakistan is unacceptable,” the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement after Bhutto Zardari met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday. Click here to read...

UN human rights chief begins visit to China: Taipei Times
May 24, 2022

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrived in China yesterday, the first trip by a holder of the office since 2005 amid concerns that it could lead to an endorsement rather than scrutiny of China’s human rights record. During the six-day trip, Bachelet plans to visit Xinjiang, where the UN High Commissioner’s office last year said that it believes the mostly Muslim Uighurs have been unlawfully detained, mistreated and forced to work. Click here to read...

China's property market woes expected to worsen in 2022: Reuters
May 24, 2022

China's property market woes are likely to worsen this year with prices remaining flat and sales and investment falling further, while tighter and widespread COVID-19 curbs weigh on still fragile demand despite more policy easing. Click here to read...

U.S. new Indo-Pacific economic framework faces headwinds: People’s Daily
May 24, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday launched the so-called Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), which a number of countries including Japan have joined, as the new economic initiative raised concerns in the Asia-Pacific. Click here to read...

China's mushrooming high-tech industries create demand for talents: People’s Daily
May 24, 2022

Significant shifts are underway in the employment situation of the Chinese workforce, fueled by the country's rapid development of innovative and high-tech industries. Latest data from a research unit under Liepin, a job-hunting website, shows that industries including intelligent manufacturing, integrated circuits, artificial intelligence and biomedicine are short on talent. Click here to read...

The Chinese Embassy in Japan firmly opposes Biden, Kishida's irresponsible remarks on China-related affairs during meeting: Global Times

May 24, 2022

The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Japan on Monday expressed strong dissatisfaction and firmly opposition as leaders of the US and Japan hyped China-related affairs, groundlessly accused China and rudely interfered in China's domestic affairs during their meeting. Click here to read...

100,000-ton intelligent fish farming ship casts off from Qingdao: China Daily
May 24, 2022

At 249.9 meters long and with a displacement of 130,000 tons, the vessel will be used as a movable fish farm on the sea for breeding high-end commercial fish, such as large yellow croaker, according to Qingdao Conson Development, the main investor. Click here to read...

Officials urged to plan ahead for Omicron: China Daily
May 24, 2022

Health commission calls for building of facilities to reduce burden on hospitals. The building of more makeshift hospitals across China is aimed at enabling mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases to be admitted promptly, so as to cut off the virus' transmission and prevent overburdening regular hospitals, a health official said on Monday. Click here to read...

Wang Yi meets with UN human rights chief in Guangzhou, asks for mutual understanding, clearing misinformation: China Daily
May 24, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said he hopes the visit of UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to China will strengthen cooperation with the UN in human rights based on mutual respect and equality, and clear up some misinformation about China in the field. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 141 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 141 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 58 were in Shanghai and 41 in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Apart from the two metropolitan cities, six other provincial-level regions on the mainland also saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 19 in Sichuan and 16 in Tianjin. Click here to read...

Govt takes steps to get economy back on track: China Daily
May 24, 2022

Development is the basis and key for resolving all problems, says premier. China will adopt a package of measures to stabilize economic performance in an effort to get the economy back to a normal track and keep major economic indicators within an appropriate range, the State Council decided at a recent executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 141 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 141 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 58 were in Shanghai and 41 in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Apart from the two metropolitan cities, six other provincial-level regions on the mainland also saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 19 in Sichuan and 16 in Tianjin. Click here to read...

BRICS ministers urge cooperation on new industrial revolution: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

BRICS industry ministers met virtually on Monday, calling for deepening innovative cooperation on the new industrial revolution for achieving sustainable development goals in a stronger, healthier and more resilient manner. Click here to read...

China releases action plan on rural construction: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

China on Monday published an action plan on rural construction to improve people's livelihoods in rural areas and facilitate the country's rural revitalization drive. By 2025, tangible progress should be made on rural construction, and continuous improvement should be seen in the rural living environment, according to the document jointly issued by the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council General Office. Click here to read...

Vice premier urges stopping community-level COVID-19 transmission in Beijing: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Monday called for adhering to the dynamic zero-COVID policy and taking more thorough measures to cut off all COVID-19 transmission chains in communities. Click here to read...

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