China: Daily Scan, September 22, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese FM proposes seven steps to implement Global Development Initiative: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired here Tuesday the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI). Wang said that as the initiator of the GDI and the largest developing country in the world, China is ready to strengthen strategic synergy with UN development agencies and work with the countries of the Group of Friends to take seven more steps to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Click here to read...

Chinese FM makes four proposals for security in Middle East: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday made four proposals for the promotion of peace and stability in the Middle East. Wang put forward the proposals when attending the opening ceremony of the second Middle East Security Forum via video. Click here to read...

China's second-largest freshwater lake dips to record low: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2022

The water level of Dongting, China's second-largest freshwater lake in central China's Hunan Province, dropped to the lowest level ever recorded in the same period, local authorities said Wednesday. The water level at the lake's landmark Chenglingji hydrological station receded to 19.89 meters at 8 a.m. Wednesday, 7.56 meters lower than the average for the same period in previous years, according to the provincial water resources department. Click here to read...

Xi stresses new horizons for strengthening armed forces through reform: China Military
September 21, 2022

President Xi Jinping has stressed better use of successful experience in the reform of national defense and the armed forces and striving for new horizons for strengthening the armed forces through reform.Click here to read...

Former vice-governor of Shanxi province sentenced to 14 years in prison: China Daily
September 21, 2022

Liu Xinyun, former vice-governor of Shanxi province, was sentenced to 14 years in prison after a court in Hebei province combined punishments of his corruption-related convictions on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Former deputy mayor of Chongqing sentenced to 15 years in prison: China Daily
September 21, 2022

Deng Huilin, former deputy mayor of Southwest China's Chongqing, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes, the Intermediate People's Court of Baoding in Hebei province announced on Wednesday. According to the trial, Deng, who was also head of the city's public security bureau, was given a 4-million-yuan ($575,242) fine as part of the penalty. His illegal gains from bribery and the interest it generated, were recovered and turned over to the state treasury. Click here to read...

Former vice governor of Northeast China province arrested: China Daily

September 21, 2022

China's Supreme People's Procuratorate has ordered the arrest of Hao Chunrong, former vice governor of Northeast China's Liaoning province, for suspected bribe-taking. The case was transferred to procuratorial authorities for prosecution following an investigation by the National Supervisory Commission, the SPP said Wednesday.Click here to read...

CPC specifies demotions, promotions rule to optimize team of officials for 2nd centennial goal: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The Organization Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee elaborated on a newly released Party regulation which requested "proper promotion and demotion of officials," showing the Party's determination to promote qualified and dedicated talent in the journey to realize the second centennial goal of building China into a modern socialist power, observers said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

US' NSA infiltrates China's telecom infrastructure in attack on leading Chinese aviation university: Global Times
September 21, 2022

During the cyberattack against the email system of Northwestern Polytechnical University in China's Shaanxi Province - well-known for its aviation, aerospace and navigation studies - the US' National Security Agency (NSA) was found to have constructed a "legal" channel for remote access to the core data network of some infrastructure operators so that the US' intelligence agency could infiltrate and control the country's infrastructure, the Global Times learned from a source on Thursday. Click here to read...

Beijing distributes emotion-sensing equipment to highway and across-province bus drivers: Global Times
September 21, 2022

A transportation company in Beijing has distributed 1,800 sets of emotion-sensing equipment to drivers to monitor their life signs and mental stress in real time in an effort to ensure driving safety. The equipment, initiated by the Beijing Public Transport, was mainly given to drivers who drive on the highways or on cross-provincial long trips. Click here to read...

China launches campaign to address problems of excessive bride price, extravagant wedding ceremonies: Global Times
September 21, 2022

Eight national departments have jointly issued a notice on Wednesday to address the prominent problems of excessive bride price and extravagant wedding ceremonies in China's rural areas by rolling out a special work plan for a nationwide campaign. Click here to read...

PLA Air Force unveils armed reconnaissance drone unit in NW China: Global Times
September 21, 2022

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has unveiled one of its armed reconnaissance drone units based in Northwest China, which plays an important role in border defense and counterterrorism, experts said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

China Rare Earth Group unveils new listed company in boost for industry: Global Times
September 21, 2022

Shares of China Minmetals Rare Earth Co hit the daily upper limit on Wednesday in trading on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, after the listed company said that it plans to change the name of the listed entity to China Rare Earth Group Resources Technology Co (China Rare Earth) following a major merger. Click here to read...

Beijing to toughen punishment for Taiwan’s pro-independence forces, officials say: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

Beijing will continue to step up punishment for Taiwanese pro-independence forces, while stressing that peaceful reunification with the island is still the mainland’s top priority, officials in charge of Beijing’s Taiwan policies said on Wednesday. Forceful measures are needed to deter Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the United States from hollowing out the one-China principle, the officials said, adding that those measures would not affect the interests of other nations. Click here to read...

In one day, three former Chinese police chiefs are each jailed for more than a decade for corruption: South China Morning Post
September 21, 2022

Three former police chiefs, all accused of disloyalty to Chinese President Xi Jinping, were handed heavy sentences for corruption on Wednesday, just three weeks before the ruling Communist Party’s 20th national congress. Gong Daoan, former police chief of Shanghai, Deng Huilin, former police chief of Chongqing, and Liu Xinyun, former police chief of Shanxi province, were sentenced in separate courts in Hebei province. The Intermediate People’s Court of Tangshan in northern Hebei handed a life sentence to Gong, 58, former deputy mayor and director of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau (PSB), for accepting bribes totalling 73.43 million yuan (US$10.4 million) in his first trial, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Click here to read...

China makes big strides in developing whole-process people's democracy in past 10 years: People’s Daily
September 22, 2022

In the first half of 2022, 319,000 posts left on the Message Board for Leaders, a section on the People's Daily Online website, were replied by leaders and cadres nationwide. Over the past 10 years, a total of over 3 million posts on the section were replied. The section is a platform from which leaders and cadres hear the voices of the people, learn the difficulties faced by the people, and solicit opinions from the people. It vividly explains the value and purposes of the Chinese democracy that is "for the people" and demonstrates the unique advantages of the whole-process people's democracy. Click here to read...

Xi calls on countries to uphold peace: People’s Daily
September 22, 2022

President Xi Jinping reiterated on Wednesday the importance of maintaining peace and security amid the volatile changes in the international landscape, and he called on countries to work together to uphold peace and pursue peaceful development. Click here to read...

China sentences former justice minister to death with two-year reprieve: Reuters
September 22, 2022

China has sentenced former Justice Minister Fu Zhenghua to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes and bending the law for selfish ends, state media said on Thursday. In July, Fu admitted accepting bribes totalling over 117 million yuan ($16.50 million). Click here to read...

What does it take to get promoted in Chinese politics? Up-and-comers offer clues: South China Morning Post
September 22, 2022

In February 2020, the Communist Party faced one of its worst crises in three decades as the deadly coronavirus, first detected in the central Chinese province of Hubei, rapidly spread across the country, and a poor initial response fuelled rare public discontent. Beijing purged party heads in Hubei and Wuhan, replacing them with former Shanghai mayor Ying Yong and Wang Zhonglin, ex-party boss of the city of Jinan in Shandong province, to tackle the outbreak. Chen Yixin, secretary general of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, was appointed deputy head of the national team overseeing the fight against the virus in Hubei under vice-premier Sun Chunlan. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 114 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 22, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 114 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 42 were in Guizhou and 41 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission's report on Thursday. A total of 512 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read...

National political advisors review regulations for CPC's political consultation work: China Daily
September 22, 2022

The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference met on Wednesday to study the regulations on the Communist Party of China's work regarding political consultation. Click here to read...

Three ex-police chiefs receive prison for taking bribes: China Daily
September 22, 2022

Three former police chiefs in Shanghai, Chongqing and Shanxi received their verdicts in Hebei province on Wednesday on charges of taking bribes. Gong Daoan, former vice-mayor of the Shanghai government and former director of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau, was sentenced to life imprisonment for taking bribes of about 73.4 million yuan ($10.4 million), by the Tangshan Intermediate People's Court, Hebei province. Click here to read...

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