China: Daily Scan, April 11, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi inspects south China's Hainan Province: Xinhuanet
April 11, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday inspected the city of Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. During the inspection, Xi visited a seed laboratory to learn about seed industry innovation, and a research institute of the Ocean University of China to learn about the development of marine science and technology. Click here to read...

Chinese premier stresses importance of stabilizing economic fundamentals: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed the importance of efforts to keep the fundamentals of the economy stable and ensure the country's economy runs within an appropriate range. Click here to read...

Full text of Xi Jinping's speech at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics review and awards ceremony: Xinhuanet
April 9, 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 the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics review and awards ceremony on April 8, 2022. Click here to read...

Chinese embassy in U.S. urges Washington to cancel Pelosi's trip to Taiwan: Xinhuanet
April 8, 2022

The Chinese embassy in the United States on Thursday reiterated China's strong opposition to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned visit to Taiwan, urging Washington to cancel it. Click here to read...

China to continue promoting financial cooperation among BRICS countries: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

China will continue promoting fiscal and financial cooperation among BRICS countries, according to Minister of Finance Liu Kun. Liu made the remarks at the First BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in 2022, which was held virtually on Friday. Click here to read...

E-commerce platforms aid daily supplies amid Shanghai's COVID surge: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

An increasing number of e-commerce giants and food delivery platforms have joined in the battle against the resurgence of the Omicron variant in Shanghai to secure the megacity's daily supplies. Local authorities confirmed Sunday that e-commerce giants such as JD.com, online food delivery platforms Meituan and Eleme, and courier services companies have cooperated with the city to provide daily necessities for the residents. Click here to read...

China's Guangzhou to suspend in-person school classes over COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 10-, 2022

The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou Sunday announced the suspension of in-person classes at local primary and middle schools starting April 11 for COVID-19 control. From 8 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, the city has registered 22 local infections amid its latest COVID-19 outbreak starting from Friday, said local authorities during a press conference held Sunday. Click here to read...

Tibet donates materials to help Shanghai, Jilin battle COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

Trains carrying the first batch of anti-epidemic supplies donated by southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region left the city of Xigaze and the regional capital of Lhasa on Sunday for Shanghai and Jilin Province, local authorities said. Click here to read...

China's Nanjing to build four makeshift hospitals: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

The city of Nanjing, the capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, will build four makeshift hospitals to receive and treat COVID-19 patients, said the municipal health commission. Click here to read...

1,948 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

A total of 1,948 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday. The commission said in its daily report that 27,745 close contacts were discharged from medical observation on the mainland on Saturday. Click here to read...

Jiangsu Province aids neighboring Shanghai's COVID-19 battle: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

Shanghai's neighboring province of Jiangsu had received 5,504 people transferred from Shanghai for quarantine by 6 p.m. Friday. Jiangsu will prepare a total of 30,000 quarantine rooms to aid the metropolis in its fight against its COVID-19 resurgence, according to the Jiangsu provincial COVID-19 prevention and control office. Click here to read...

Local officials disciplined for failing to fulfill duties in COVID-19 response: Xinhuanet
April 10, 2022

Eleven officials in the city of Jilin, northeast China's Jilin Province, have been dealt with for failing to perform their duties in COVID-19 prevention and control work, the city's discipline inspection and supervisory authorities said on Saturday. Click here to read...

China's supreme court steps up efforts to protect rights of senior citizens:
Xinhuanet

April 8, 2022

China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) on Friday issued a judicial directive to enhance the crackdown on crimes targeting the elderly. The SPC asked local courts to place more resources on criminals cases involving elderly victims, particularly cases of abusing, abandoning or assaulting the elderly as well as telecom fraud that targets their demographic. Click here to read...

Shanghai builds over 100 makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 treatment: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

Shanghai has built over 100 makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 treatment with over 160,000 beds, the Shanghai municipal government said at a press conference on Saturday. Click here to read...

Former provincial political advisor under probe: Xinhuanet

April 9, 2022

Sun Yuanliang, a former senior political advisor of northeast China's Liaoning Province, is under probe for suspected serious violations of discipline and law. Sun, former vice chairman of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, is being investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Saturday. Click here to read...

Beijing registers one area as high risk for COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 9, 2022

An area in Beijing was classified as high risk for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a municipal press conference on COVID-19 prevention and control held on the same day. The area, Erjiefang, is located off Jiuxianqiao Street in Chaoyang District. A total of eight locally confirmed cases have been reported in the area in the past 14 days, as of midnight on Friday. Click here to read...

China to set up 27 more cross-border e-commerce pilot zones: Quishi
April 11, 2022

Twenty-seven more cities and regions in China were recently approved by the State Council to set up cross-border e-commerce pilot zones. It brought the overall tally of the pilot zones to 132, which cover foreign trade powerhouses and municipalities, as well as cities that see obvious advantages and prospering development in the foreign trade sector. Click here to read...

More funds for water conservancy: Quishi
April 11, 2022

China will intensify efforts to increase funding channels for investment in water conservancy projects and contribute to economic growth, officials said. Water conservancy investment could provide effective impetus to economic development, as shown by findings of research projects undertaken by some institutes, said Wei Shanzhong, vice-minister of water resources, on Friday. Click here to read...

Law to improve financial stability: Quishi
April 11, 2022

China's new draft law on financial stability has proposed a comprehensive framework of financial risk prevention that will help navigate the world's second-largest economy through the rising economic and financial headwinds at home and abroad, experts said on Thursday. Click here to read...

Water resources ministry plans new projects to drive growth: China Daily
April 8, 2022

China will accelerate the construction of water conservancy projects to help drive economic growth, said Wei Shanzhong, vice-minister of Water Resources. Investment in water conservancy projects could provide effective economic impetus according to research, Wei told a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office on Friday. Click here to read...

Xinjiang spokesman says US hearing hypocritical: China Daily
April 8, 2022

The holding of a public hearing in the US on the so-called "Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act" demonstrates the hypocrisy and absurdity of a legal and judicial system using long-arm jurisdiction, a Xinjiang government spokesman said. Click here to read...

Industry base points way for low-carbon transition: China Daily
April 08, 2022

Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group's solar-agriculture project involving goji berries farmed under photovoltaic panels has won major accolades. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Editor's note: China aims to peak its carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, major goals in a national green transition drive. This series looks at efforts in various sectors to meet the goals. Click here to read...

Former senior official of Zhejiang indicted for graft: China Daily
April 11, 2022

Zhou Jiangyong, a former senior official in East China's Zhejiang province, has been indicted on charge of taking bribes. Zhou was formerly a member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and secretary of the CPC municipal committee of Hangzhou, Zhejiang's capital city. Click here to read...

HK official calls for vigilance on security threats: China Daily
April 11, 2022

The security chief of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said the city should remain on high alert to address lurking and emergent national security threats, and should take decisive actions to prevent homegrown terrorism and cyberattacks and counter the influence of external hostile forces. Click here to read...

New COVID team sent to HK: China Daily
April 8, 2022

The Chinese mainland has sent a fifth group of medical experts to Hong Kong to assist in the fight against its recent COVID-19 outbreak, the National Health Commission said on FridayClick here to read...

Guangzhou reports new cases, discourages travel: China Daily
April 10, 2022

Residents in Guangzhou, the Guangdong provincial capital, were asked by local authorities not to leave the city unless absolutely necessary due to new cases of COVID-19 discovered there. "Those who must leave Guangzhou for other cities are required to have a negative result from a nucleic acid test done within 48 hours of departure starting Monday," Chen Bin, deputy director of the city's health commission, said on Sunday. Click here to read...

HK seniors undergo 'quarantine in reverse': China Daily
April 11, 2022

City prioritizes efforts to help elderly during pandemic as vaccination drive proves effective

Last month in Hong Kong, staff members from Pleasure Lodge, a newly opened residential care home for seniors in Kwai Chung, New Territories, set off in a rehabilitation bus to pick up elderly residents from a nursing home in Tai Wai, about a 30-minute drive away. Click here to read...

Shanghai classifies communities according to COVID-19 risk: China Daily

April 11, 2022

A total of 7,624 communities in Shanghai were categorized as lockdown zones in the city's next phase to contain the outbreak, while 2,460 communities were designated precautionary zones and 7,565 marked as controlled zones, the municipal government announced on Monday. Click here to read...l

HK’s John Lee joins Chief Executive race, highlighting national loyalty and rule of law: Global Times
April 9, 2022

Two days after China's central government, the State Council, approved the resignation of John Lee Ka-chiu from the post of Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law, Lee announced on Saturday via an online press conference that he is joining the upcoming Chief Executive election, a decision made out of "the loyalty for the country, love for the city, and sense of duty toward local residentsClick here to read...

Shanghai officials sacked for dereliction of duty over COVID-19: Global Times
April 8, 2011

Three officials in Shanghai's Pudong New Area have been dismissed from their administrative posts for dereliction of duty and failure to control the COVID-19 outbreak, Shanghai authorities said on Friday. So far, at least five officials have been punished amid this wave of the Omicron outbreak. Click here to read...

Former RTHK show host Allan Au arrested, ‘linked to Stand News’: Global News
April 11, 2022

Hong Kong Police Force’s national security department arrested Allan Au Ka-lun, a media veteran and former host of a RTHK program, on Monday morning for colluding and publishing inflammatory publications, local media reported. The reports said the case is related to Stand News. Click here to read...

Shanghai’s largest residential oxygen manufacturer suspends production as employees tested positive for COVID-19: Global Times
April 11, 2022

A major oxygen cylinder supplier in Shanghai has halted operation and remains closed on Monday after employees tested positive for COVID-19. The Shanghai Shenwei Medical Gas Company, the city's largest residential oxygen cylinder supplier, supplies more than 90 percent of oxygen for home therapy. Click here to read...

S China's Guangzhou suspends primary and middle schools' in-person classes after reporting 23 COVID-19 infections: Global Times
April 10, 2022

Guangzhou, in South China's Guangdong Province has announced the suspension of on-site activities in all kindergartens, primary schools and middle schools in the city starting Monday after another transmission chain of the Omicron variant was detected. Click here to read...

Guangzhou renovates key fair venue to makeshift hospital amid latest spike: Global Times
April 10, 2022

Local authorities in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, announced on Sunday that they are renovating part of the exhibition hall of the world-renowned China Import and Export Fair into a makeshift hospital amid the latest COVID-19 spike. Click here to read...

Shanghai Big Data Center apologizes for inconvenience caused by network jam: Global Times
April 10, 2022

The Shanghai Big Data Center apologized on Sunday for the inconvenience caused by its newly launched nucleic acid code system, saying both WeChat and Alipay mini-programs have resumed normal while the Shanghai QR Code Application is still recovering. Click here to read...

Beijing COVID-19 cases associated with imported clothes: Global Times

April 8, 2022

New clusters of COVID-19 cases in a clothing store in Beijing may have been caused by imported clothes, the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday after carrying out an epidemiological investigation and gene sequencing tests. Click here to read...

China opens 233 km of high-speed rail in Q1, makes progress on Xinjiang, Xizang links: Global Times
April 10, 2022

China opened 233 kilometers of new high-speed rail in the first quarter of 2022, with progress being made on the preliminary work of key projects linking Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, China Railway said over the weekend. Click here to read...

Food delivery platforms offer free hotel and bonuses for riders during Shanghai : Global Times

Multiple Chinese food delivery platforms or delivery service providers including Meituan, JD.com, Ele.me and Dada have dispatched over 1,000 delivery riders to Shanghai from neighboring cities or provinces to secure the food supply for residents amid restrictions on public movement. Click here to read...

China's inflation tops forecasts as supply pressures worsen: Reuters
April 11, 2022

China's factory-gate and consumer prices rose faster than expected in March as Russia's invasion of Ukraine, persistent supply chain bottlenecks and production snags caused by local COVID flare-ups added to commodity cost pressures. Click here to read...

Shanghai jumps into group buying to stay fed during COVID lockdown: Reuters
April 8, 2022

When Shanghai first went into full COVID-19 lockdown last week, Ping Mai wasn't expecting she'd become her housing compound's unofficial broker for its meat supply. With her and her neighbours stuck at home and struggling to buy food amid lockdown curbs that have shuttered stores and dramatically reduced the number of couriers, she is among millions that are trying to figure out how to buy fresh supplies on a daily basis. Click here to read...

Shanghai food problems persist amid lockdown: Taipei Times
April 11, 2022

Shanghai reported nearly 25,000 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections yesterday, as residents of China’s most populous city voiced complaints over food and basic supplies, and concern spread that more cities might soon be in the same situation. Click here to read...

US virus ‘accusations’ displease China: Taipei Times
April 11, 2022

China defended its measures to curb a COVID-19 outbreak and expressed displeasure with the US over what it calls a “groundless accusation” of Chinese pandemic policies, even as cases in Shanghai continued to spread despite an extensive lockdown. Click here to read...

Shanghai rewrites daily cases record for 10th day, adding 26,087 new infections as lockdown strains supply chains and daily lives: South China Morning Post
April 11, 2022

Shanghai rewrote the daily Covid-19 infections record for the 10th straight day with 26,087 new cases on Monday, as six rounds of mass testing uncovered more carriers of the coronavirus in China’s financial hub. The number of people with symptoms dipped to 914 from more than 1,000 every day over the weekend, with the vast majority of the carriers displaying no symptoms of illness, according to health authorities. Click here to read...

Shanghai Covid lockdown spurs race to stockpile food across China: South China Morning Post
April 10, 2022

Stockpiling has become a hot topic on Chinese social media as news spreads of the plight of Shanghai residents who are struggling to secure food supplies under lockdown.
Over the past week multiple survivors’ guides have been published by media outlets and bloggers. These include a well-known medical site called Doctor Clove, which published a list of what items people will need if they are suddenly quarantined and advice on storing food for the long term. Click here to read...

Even Chinese billionaire Kathy Xu Xin struggles to buy milk and bread under Shanghai’s coronavirus lockdown: South China Morning Post
April 8, 2022

While residents in Shanghai try a variety of novel ways to buy daily essentials during the city’s coronavirus lockdown, billionaires it seems are no exception. The city recorded 19,982 Covid-19 cases yesterday, setting a daily record for the sixth day in a row, as the city’s 25 million residents remain under a hard lockdown as authorities struggle to contain the virus and carry out mass testing. Click here to read...

Shanghai residents risk punishment for breaching lockdown, sneaking out at night to barter for food: South China Morning Post
April 9, 2022

Each night under the cover of darkness, Shanghai resident Zhang Hongyan and her neighbours conduct barter transactions to get essentials which are in short supply due to the city’s coronavirus lockdown. The residents conduct their bartering at night to avoid being caught outside their homes by authorities who enforce strict penalties for anyone caught breaking lockdown. Click here to read...

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