China: Daily Scan, May 26, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi meets heroes, role models from public security system: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met representatives of a meeting commending heroes and role models from the public security system. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, offered warm congratulations to the representatives, and extended sincere greetings to police and auxiliary police officers from across the country. Click here to read...

China's top political advisor inspects Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

China's top political advisor Wang Yang has stressed the importance of advancing high-quality development and ensuring lasting stability in the country's prefectures and counties with large Tibetan populations. Click here to read...

BRICS ministers urge inclusiveness, mutual learning in cultural partnership: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

BRICS culture ministers met virtually on Tuesday, calling for deepened cooperation on cultural digitalization, cultural-relic protection and the construction of cultural-exchange platforms. Click here to read...

World Bank approves funds to promote biodiversity, carbon neutrality in Chinese cities: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

The World Bank has decided to provide funds for an urban environment project in China to promote biodiversity conservation and carbon neutrality, the country's finance ministry said Wednesday. Click here to read...

Huawei cloud service sees robust growth in Bangladeshi market: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

China's telecom giant Huawei on Wednesday said its cloud service is gaining popularity in the Bangladeshi market. The company said the Bangladeshi government is using HUAWEI CLOUD in meeting myriads of digital needs, with many leading local and multinational companies also benefiting from the cloud service. Click here to read...

China's central SOEs to ease strains for small firms, nurture growth: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

China's centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will help struggling small businesses address pressing difficulties and shore up growth, said a circular unveiled Wednesday. Click here to read...

Scientists engineer new material that can harvest energy 24-hr uninterrupted: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

A new type of material has been developed that can absorb heat from the sun during the day and emit energy to outer space to harvest cooling at night, according to a recently published article. Click here to read...

Senior Beijing health official removed from office: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022

Yu Luming, former director of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, has been removed from his post over serious violations of Party discipline and laws. The decision was made at the 39th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 15th Beijing Municipal People's Congress on Wednesday. Click here to read...

PLA conducts combat-readiness patrol and training exercises around Taiwan Island: China Military
May 25, 2022

"The Eastern Theater Command (ETC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has recently organized joint combat-readiness security patrol and real-combat training exercises involving multiple services and arms in the waters and airspace around the Taiwan Island," said Army Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, in a written statement on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Chinese courts explore blockchain application: China Daily
May 25, 2022

A judicial blockchain alliance between Chinese courts and other sectors is expected to be built by 2025, according to a guideline from China's top court. The alliance will promote deep integration of rule of law and technology as well as better serve economic and social governance, according to the 32-article guideline issued by the Supreme People's Court on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Seminar details China's approach to common prosperity: China Daily
May 25, 2022

A recent seminar in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, about Zheng Yongnian's latest book, The Chinese Approach to Common Prosperity, detailed endeavors related to common prosperity in the country and how it can be of value to the world. Click here to read...

Shanghai ramps up financial support for tech firms: China Daily
May 25, 2022

Shanghai will offer rental reductions or exemptions for small and micro-sized tech firms in scientific and technological innovation hubs, including university science parks and State-owned technology business incubators, so as to help these firms address financial burdens arising from the latest COVID-19 wave in the city. a href="http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202205/25/WS628de10ba310fd2b29e5eed3.html" target="_blank">Click here to read...

Chongqing at center of new China-Myanmar corridor: China Daily
May 25, 2022

A train fully loaded with 60 containers of mechanical devices, electronic components and auto parts departed on Monday from Chongqing. It will arrive in Lincang, Yunnan province, and then the cargo will be transported to Mandalay, Myanmar, by highway in 15 days, marking the opening of a new international rail service between inland China and the Southeast Asian country. Click here to read...

12 COVID cases identified in Liaoning: China Daily
May 25, 2022

Liaoning province reported a total of 11 local asymptomatic carriers and one imported case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, authorities said on Wednesday. All the local infections were found in Dandong city, located in the southeastern part of the province. Click here to read...

PLA exercise near Taiwan meant to serve as warning to island, US: China Daily
May 25, 2022

The People's Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command recently carried out interservice combat exercises in the air and waters near Taiwan, according to a theater spokesman. Senior Colonel Shi Yi said in a statement on Wednesday that the operations were intended to serve as a warning to the United States and Taiwan for their recent actions. Click here to read...

Chinese scientists to create 3D map of glaciers on Mount Qomolangma, share it globally: Global Times
May 25, 2022

As a month-long comprehensive scientific expedition to Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has drawn to an end, Chinese glaciologist Kang Shichang - who led a glacier and pollutant research group as part of the expedition - said that they will form a 3D digital map of the glaciers on Mount Qomolangma based on their field measurements, and the related research and data will be shared with international scientists. Click here to read...

Xi stresses China's human rights progress, warns certain countries not to lecture others, politicize human rights issues in video meeting with Bachelet: Global Times
May 25, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet via video link on Wednesday, during which Xi talked about major issues on China’s human rights developments and stressed that each country should be allowed to explore suitable paths of human rights development based on national realities and warned against certain countries that lecture others on human rights, politicize the issue and use it as a tool to apply double standards. Click here to read...

CPEC won’t be derailed by inflated economic woes of Pakistan: Global Times
May 25, 2022

Economic headwinds in Pakistan have aroused concerns over whether the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project will be affected. It is neither the first time, and unlikely to be the last time that Western media outlets slander the CPEC. Some media may try to claim that a bad enough economic downturn could lead to a collapse of the CPEC, but those people are going to be deeply disappointed. Click here to read...

China holds unprecedented meeting on stabilizing economy with focus on policy implementation: Global Times
May 25, 2022

China's State Council, the cabinet, on Wednesday held what has been seen as an unprecedented national video teleconference on stabilizing the economy with reportedly upwards of 100,000 participants, including officials of various levels, stressing the need to better implement measures to safeguard market entities, employment, people's livelihood and keep the economy operating in a reasonable range. Click here to read...

China's Communist Party expels state-owned insurer's executive accused of graft: Reuters
May 25, 2022

China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former chief accountant of state-controlled PICC Property and Casualty Co (2328.HK) from the party, accusing him of illegal activities and taking bribes, the anti-graft watchdog said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Beijing lets university students go home after campus Covid protest: South China Morning Post
May 25, 2022

University students in Beijing have been allowed to leave closed campuses and return home after hundreds gathered on campus on Tuesday night to vent their frustration at the Chinese capital’s hardline Covid-19 control measures. Beijing Education Commission spokesman Li Yi said on Wednesday that universities were key areas of epidemic control and campuses needed to remain closed, but universities could be flexible and allow students to return to their hometowns. “Students can return to their homes and hometowns in a safe and orderly manner…Students need to be guided with good protection and return directly to their families in closed-loop management,” Li said. Click here to read...

Chinese scientists build robot earthworm to explore engine pipes: South China Morning Post
May 26, 2022

Chinese scientists have developed a tiny wormlike robot that can wiggle into tiny pipes to inspect them with an endoscopic camera. The Tsinghua University team said the small robot could navigate pipes in aircraft engines and oil refinery machines, even when they were filled with oilClick here to read...

Xi speaks with Bachelet as files from Xinjiang emerge: Taipei Times
May 26, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday held a videoconference with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet as she visited Xinjiang during a mission overshadowed by fresh allegations of Uighur abuses and fears she is being used as a public relations tool. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been accused of detaining more than 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the region as part of a years-long crackdown the US and lawmakers in other Western nations have labeled a “genocide.” Click here to read...

China GDP: economic growth likely ‘to fall short’, premier admits as crisis concerns mount: South China Morning Post
May 26, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang has conceded that China’s economy is stalling at a dangerous rate and faces critical risks, as he instructed an army of officials from across the country to exhaust all measures to stabilise the economy. And for the first time, Li admitted that China may miss the “around 5.5 per cent” economic growth target that Beijing laid out earlier this year, according to a transcript of his speech on Wednesday that was verified by officials who attended the meeting. Speaking candidly during a national teleconference to more than 100,000 bureaucrats – from the State Council to county-level authorities – Li said a realistic target for the year’s second quarter is simply to get the economy back on a growth trajectory. Click here to read...

China will give cash subsidies to airlines for two months: Reuters
May 26, 2022

China's finance ministry said on Thursday that it would offer subsidies to Chinese airlines from May 21 to July 20 to help carriers weather the coronavirus-induced downturn and higher oil prices. Click here to read...

Global automakers face electric shock in China: Reuters
May 26, 2022

If global automakers think they can extend their dominance in China into the electric era, they may be in for a shock. Kings of the combustion age such as General Motors and Volkswagen are falling behind local players in the booming electric vehicle (EV) market in China, a country that's key to funding and developing their electric and autonomous ambitions. Click here to read...

ASEAN citizens view China as paramount future partner, says Japan poll: Kyodo
May 26, 2022

Nearly half of people surveyed in Southeast Asia picked China as the region's most important partner in the future, surpassing Japan for the first time, according to the results of a Japanese government opinion poll released Wednesday. The survey showed 48 percent of respondents from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations chose China, unchanged from the last survey in fiscal 2019. China was followed by 43 percent for Japan, down 8 percentage points, and 41 percent for the United States, up 4 points. Click here to read...

Documents show Chinese Pacific plans: Taipei Times
May 26, 2022

China is seeking a region-wide deal with almost a dozen Pacific island nations covering policing, security and data communications cooperation when Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi hosts a meeting in Fiji next week, documents seen by Reuters showed, while an Australian official is due in Suva today. Click here to read...

China’s BeiDou system achieves in-depth integration with various industries: People’s Daily
May 26, 2022

The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), a global navigation system independently developed and operated by China, has achieved in-depth application and extensive growth in various fields. Click here to read...

Quad moves show efforts to curb Chinese tech: China Daily
May 26, 2022

The attempts by the United States, Japan, Australia and India to deepen their ties in critical and emerging technologies are aimed at marginalizing China in crucial global industrial and supply chains, which will harm the interests of their own companies, experts said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Vocational enrollments soar: Quishi
May 26, 2022

China has built the world's largest vocational education system, which nurtures around 10 million graduates every year, the Ministry of Education said on Tuesday. The number of new enrollments to higher vocational colleges reached 5.57 million last year, up by 180 percent from 10 years ago, said Chen Ziji, director of the ministry's department of vocational education, adding that secondary vocational schools enrolled 4.89 million students last yearClick here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 104 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 104 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 48 were in Shanghai and 36 in Beijing, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Tianjin and Henan also saw 11 and nine new local COVID-19 cases, respectively. Click here to read...

BRICS countries launch joint committee on space cooperation: Xinhuanet
May 26, 2022

The BRICS Joint Committee on Space Cooperation was officially launched on Wednesday, opening a new chapter on their cooperation in the remote sensing satellite observation and data sharing fields. Click here to read...

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