China: Daily Scan, April 18, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China's Xi'an launches new freight train service to Europe: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, launched a new freight train service to Europe on Wednesday that traverses the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea via rail-sea combined transportation. Click here to read...

China firmly opposes U.S. congressmen's visit to Taiwan: Xinhuanet
April 15, 2022

A Chinese defense spokesperson on Friday slammed the visit to Taiwan by some members of the U.S. Congress. The visit is a deliberate provocation that seriously violates the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, said Wu Qian, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense. Click here to read...

China's Chengdu launches direct freight train to Vietnam: Xinhuanet
April 16, 2022

A freight train loaded with Dell-branded computer parts departed from Chengdu International Railway Port Friday in the southwestern province of Sichuan, headed for Vietnam. Click here to read...

Number of rail transit trips decline in China's urban areas: Xinhuanet

April 17, 2022

China reported a year-on-year decline in passenger trips in its urban transit networks in March, official data showed. The country's urban transit lines, running through 51 cities, handled a total of 1.6 billion passenger trips last month, down 26.3 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Transport. Click here to read...

China to tighten virtual currency regulation: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

China will tighten regulation on new areas, including virtual currency, as the latest move to fend off risks in the financial sector, a central bank official said Thursday. Wen Xinxiang, an official with the People's Bank of China, told a press conference that the financial-sector regulation is getting complex and arduous as fund-transfer methods and tools of criminals are constantly innovating. Click here to read...

China issues plan to strengthen basic education teacher force: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

China's Ministry of Education (MOE), in collaboration with seven other authorities, has issued a plan to build a stronger teacher force for the country's basic education system. China has 15.86 million teachers of basic education, accounting for 86 percent of the total number of full-time teachers, Ren Youqun, an MOE official in charge of teacher work, said at a press conference on Thursday. Click here to read...

Inflatable COVID-19 testing lab improves Shanghai's screening capacity: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

An inflatable laboratory for COVID-19 nucleic acid testing that was recently put into operation in Shanghai's Xuhui District has helped improve the city's testing efficiency, local authorities said Thursday. Click here to read...

Zhang Qixiang elected mayor of China's Harbin: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

Zhang Qixiang was elected mayor of Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, on Thursday. Sun Zhe was elected director of the standing committee of the municipal people's congress. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 3,472 new local COVID-19 cases, 3,200 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
April 15, 2022

The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 3,472 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 3,200 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission (NHC)'s report Friday. Click here to read...

China cracks down on vulgar, illegal livestreaming, short video contents: Xinhuanet
April 16, 2022

China has started a two-month crackdown on livestreamings and short videos involving obscene, vulgar, false, gambling and other illegal contents in an effort to build a sound environment in cyberspace. Click here to read...

Senior political advisor of Beijing under probe: Xinhuanet
April 16, 2022

Yu Luming, vice chairman of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. Click here to read...

Construction of makeshift hospital completed in NE China city: Xinhuanet

April 16, 2022

Suifenhe, a land port city in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, completed a makeshift hospital Friday, according to the city's COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters. The hospital, located in the city's border economic cooperation zone, was repurposed from six factory buildings. It covers an area of over 66,000 square meters and can house 2,000 beds. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 3,504 new local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 17, 2022

The Chinese mainland Saturday reported 3,504 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 3,238 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Sunday. Click here to read...

Hong Kong marks National Security Education Day with series of activities: Xinhuanet

Hong Kong on Friday launched a string of activities to promote national security education to raise the awareness of the Hong Kong people of safeguarding national security. April 15 marks the second National Security Education Day in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) after the implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong. In view of the local COVID-19 situation, the publicity and promotion activities were conducted mainly through online platforms. Click here to read...

Carrie Lam urges elderly people in Hong Kong to get 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose: Xinhuanet

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Thursday appealed to people aged 60 or above who had received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to get the fourth dose in a timely manner. Click here to read...

Paul Chan appointed as chairman of HKSAR's candidate eligibility review committee: Xinhuanet
April 14, 2022

Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, was appointed as the chairman of the Candidate Eligibility Review Committee (CERC), the HKSAR government said on Thursday. Click here to read...

China's trade with RCEP members sustains steady growth: Quishi
April 14, 2022

Trade between China and members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) saw steady growth since the trade agreement took effect at the beginning of this year, official data showed Wednesday. Click here to read...

Draft law heralds enhanced financial safety net: Quishi
April 13, 2022

The People's Bank of China, the central bank of China, started soliciting public views on the draft Financial Stability Law last week. The draft law proposes the establishment of a financial stability guarantee fund to help maintain the country's financial security and stability. Click here to read...

PLA's Eastern Theater Command organizes joint combat-readiness alert patrol surrounding Taiwan Island: April 15, 2022

Army Senior Colonel Shi Yi, the spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), said on Friday that the PLA Eastern Theater Command sent destroyers, frigates, bombers and fighter jets to stage a joint combat-readiness alert patrol involving troops of various services and arms in the East China Sea and waters and airspace surrounding the Taiwan Island on 15th April. The troops also held drills on subjects including striking maritime targets. Click here to read...

New combat rations introduced in PLA's plateau troops: China Military
April 14, 2022

Four new-type combat rations independently developed by the Chinese military are being tried out in troops stationed on plateaus, and the oxygen saturation of the soldiers has got improved as a result. Click here to read...

CPC book lauds holistic view of national security: China Daily
April 16, 2022

Publication spells out significance, key content of comprehensive approach. A study outline on China's holistic view of national security has been published and distributed across the country starting from Friday. Click here to read...

New policy looks to lure Taiwan entrepreneurs: China Daily
April 13, 2022

Expanding business opportunities could attract more island youth to the mainland. Authorities recently introduced a new policy that provides more opportunities for Taiwan residents who are willing to establish businesses on the Chinese mainland. Click here to read...

Genetic resource rules to have wide impact: China Daily
April 15, 2022

China's new rules in the pipeline on human genetic resources will clarify jurisdictions of regulatory bodies and enhance supervision related to biopharmaceutical research, and will have a lasting impact on international cooperation regarding the nation's biomaterials, experts said. Click here to read...

Power demonstration project benefits thousands of residents in Shandong: China Daily
April 18, 2022

A demonstration project on the comprehensive use of nuclear energy in Haiyang, Shandong province, is being used as an example in China's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) to better develop nuclear energy. Click here to read...

Telecom scams being kept in check: China Daily
April 15, 2022

The rising trend of telecom fraud in recent years has been effectively curbed, but an intensified crackdown will remain along with comprehensive governance and prevention, authorities said on Thursday. Click here to read...

More intelligent, robotic solutions to safeguard workers: China Daily

April 14, 2022

China will tap the potential of intelligent facilities in production and risk management during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), as it works to curb workplace accidents and casualties. The goal is to reduce the number of annual deaths by 15 percent during the period, according to details contained in the National Safe Production Plan, which was unveiled on Thursday by the Ministry of Emergency Management. Click here to read...

Interservice exercises held near Taiwan: China Daily
April 16, 2022

The People's Liberation Army organized interservice combat exercises near Taiwan on Friday in response to recent provocations by the United States surrounding the Taiwan question, according to a military spokesman. Click here to read...

Increasing Racial Discrimination Against Asians Exposes Overall Racist Nature of US Society: Global Times
April 15, 2022

The China Society for Human Rights Studies on Friday released a report titled "Increasing Racial Discrimination against Asians Exposes Overall Racist Nature of U.S. Society." The following is the full text of the report. Increasing Racial Discrimination against Asians Exposes Overall Racist Nature of U.S. Society. Click here to read...

CPC opens 1st online public opinions on natl congress; offers reference for report of 20th congress: Global Times
April 15, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is asking the public to contribute opinions on its 20th national congress to be held in the second half of 2022, marking the first time in the CPC's history that work related to national congress has included publicly solicited opinions. Click here to read...

Xi calls for building Hainan FTP with global influence: Global Times
April 14, 2022

Four years after China's top leadership announced a resounding decision to build the entire southern island province of Hainan into a pilot free trade port (FTP), the first-of-its-kind in the country with Chinese characteristics, the island with enviable natural surroundings has produced desired results in notably institutional innovations and greener growth, according to the local government on the FTP's fourth anniversary on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Port city Dalian registers 12 asymptomatic infections related to an apparel factory importing fabrics from neighboring countries: Global Times
April 18, 2022

A total of 12 asymptomatic COVID-19 infections reported on Thursday and Friday in the port city Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, are related with an apparel factory which imported fabrics from neighboring countries. Click here to read...

Wedding photographer sentenced to 14 years in prison for providing hundreds of photos of warships and military ports to a person overseas: Global Times
April 18, 2022

A wedding photographer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for endangering national security, after he was found providing 384 photos of Chinese warships and military ports to a person overseas that he met via WeChat, the Supreme People's Procuratorate disclosed on Sunday. Click here to read...

Shanghai issues epidemic prevention guidelines for local industrial enterprises to resume operation: Global Times
April 16, 2022

After entering so-called "static management" in most parts of Shanghai for nearly three weeks, local authorities on Saturday issued the first edition of epidemic prevention guidelines for the city's industrial enterprises to resume production. The purpose of the guidelines is to coordinate epidemic control efforts and social economic development. Click here to read...

Temporary controls in Xi'an 'not lockdown'; residents feel impact to life 'not as big as imagined': Global Times
April 16, 2022

Epidemic control authorities in Northwest China's Xi'an on Saturday early morning explained that the city's temporary control measures, effective from Saturday to Tuesday, are not a "lockdown" as some people interpreted. Click here to read...

Shanghai steps up efforts to ensure daily necessities supply; neighboring Suzhou tightens epidemic control: Global Times
April 16, 2022

Shanghai has tried its best to establish enough quarantine centers and called for residents’ cooperation during the transfer arrangements as the city is going through the most difficult time in its fight against the highly contagious Omicron variant, local authorities said on Saturday. Click here to read...

Chinese public alerted against COVID-19 transmission from objects to humans as cities nationwide report cases on courier workers: Global Times
April 15, 2022

At a time when many Chinese cities are being hit by COVID-19, the possibility of transmission of the virus from objects to humans is also coming into the public spotlight as a number of cities have reported infections on courier workers. Experts remind the public to carefully conduct disinfection after receiving parcels. Click here to read...

Shanghai’s daily cases may peak this week; total infections may reach 700,000 in outbreak: Global Times
April 14, 2022

The number of Shanghai's daily new COVID-19 cases may peak this week and the fresh wave may finish as early as the end of next month, experts said, although China's financial hub reported a record high number of daily new infections on Thursday, bringing the total infections in Shanghai to more than 250,000 since March. Click here to read...

2 suspects in Shanghai under criminal compulsory measures for forging vehicle passes used for epidemic prevention: Global Times
April 18, 2022

Two suspects that forged passes for vehicles used for epidemic prevention have been placed under criminal detention by the Shanghai police after they used the counterfeit passes to profit. Since Shanghai was placed under lockdown to stop the transmission of the Omicron variant, local families have been heavily relying on online purchasing of daily necessities. Click here to read...

China, US should break current frigid bilateral relations through dialogue, says Chinese Ambassador: Global Times
April 17, 2022

Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang said in a video address at the opening ceremony of the 25th Harvard College China Forum on Saturday that China and the US should break the current cold bilateral relations through dialogue. Click here to read...

Producer of Chinese herbal medicine under fire after its product was denounced for not preventing COVID-19: Global Times
April 18, 2022

Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical, Chinese producer of drugs and supplier of the Chinese herbal medicine Lianhua Qingwen is suffering a heavy blow after an influential health platform said on Sunday that the famous medicine cannot prevent people from infection with COVID-19, contrary to what many people believed. Click here to read...

More Chinese cities tighten controls as Shanghai COVID cases rise: Reuters
April 16, 2022

Shanghai reported a record number of symptomatic COVID-19 cases on Saturday and other areas across China tightened controls as the country kept up its "dynamic clearance" approach that aims to stamp out the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Click here to read...

Chinese truckers left stranded for days at highway exit by hardline COVID curbs: Reuters
April 15, 2022

Earlier this month Chinese truck driver Dong Zhigang finished a job in the coastal city of Nantong and began what should have been a four-hour journey north to his home village in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province. On Friday, nine sticky days in his cab later, he still had not made it home. Click here to read...

China's Xian imposes temporary, partial lockdown to fight Omicron flare-up: Reuters
April 15, 2022

The northwestern Chinese city of Xian said on Friday it will temporarily impose a partial lockdown to reduce its 13 million residents' movement, after reporting dozens of COVID-19 infections this month, as China fights a record wave of cases. Click here to read...

Beware of foreign spies on job and dating websites, China warns public: South China Morning Post
17 April 2022

When a Beijing restaurant manager was approached by Chinese national security authorities last year, he had no clue about the seriousness of an ongoing investigation involving his workplace. Click here to read...

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