China: Daily Scan, August 26, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese premier stresses importance of agricultural science, technology: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday stressed the importance of agricultural science and technology, calling for efforts to promote the innovation and application of agricultural science and technology. Click here to read...

China urges U.S., Britain, Australia to reverse decisions on nuclear submarine cooperation: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

A Chinese defense spokesperson on Thursday urged the United States, Britain and Australia to fulfill their obligations concerning nuclear non-proliferation and revoke their decisions on nuclear submarine cooperation. Click here to read...

Chinese armed police to host int'l counter-terrorism forum: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

The Chinese People's Armed Police Force (PAP) will host the International Forum on Counter-terrorism "Great Wall-2022" in Beijing from August 30 to 31, a Chinese military spokesperson said Thursday. Click here to read...

China requires tighter internal control of wealth management companies: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

China's top banking and insurance regulator Thursday released measures requiring wealth management companies to tighten internal control for sustainable and sound operation in compliance with laws and regulations. Click here to read...

Chinese court upholds death sentence of U.S. citizen convicted of murder: Xinhuanet
August 25, 2022

A Chinese court on Thursday rejected the appeal of Shadeed Abdulmateen, an American national, who was sentenced to death in April this year for intentional homicide. The Higher People's Court of east China's Zhejiang Province announced the verdict after holding the second instance trial of Abdulmateen's case in July and will submit it to the Supreme People's Court for approval, the court said in a statement. Click here to read...

Handbook helps litigants involved in software disputes: China Daily
August 25, 2022

A handbook outlining what evidence should be provided during a copyright dispute involving computer software was issued by a Beijing court on Thursday, in a bid to give parties easier access to litigation services while improving judicial efficiency. Click here to read...

Some Chinese localities encourage group home buying to prop up sluggish property market: Global Times
August 25, 2022

A number of Chinese localities have announced a range of measures to encourage home buying in a bid to prop up the sluggish real estate sector, which experts have stated will be useful for reducing inventory in some regions, but greater efforts needed to spur demand for overall macro-economic recovery. Click here to read...

UN rights chief 'under tremendous pressure' over report on China's Uyghurs: Reuters
August 25, 2022

The UN human rights chief said on Thursday that she is still aiming to release a long-anticipated report on China's treatment of its Uyghur minority in Xinjiang by the end of her four-year mandate next week amid "tremendous pressure" from all sides. Click here to read...

Some Chinese financiers cold shoulder Beijing's property rescue call: Reuters
August 25, 2022

Some of China's state-backed financial institutions are pushing back on Beijing's calls to support the embattled property sector due to concerns about the impact of such exposure on their balance sheets, seven people with knowledge of the matter said. Click here to read...

Xi Jinping looks to take China beyond Deng Xiaoping’s ‘get rich’ era with historic third term: South China Morning Post
August 25, 2022

On a cold morning in mid-January, two dozen senior Communist Party officials, wrapped in black coats to protect them against the winter chill, stood solemnly in rows at the courtyard of Guohong Mansion, home to China’s top economic planning agency.
The group had gathered for the launch of the Xi Jinping Economic Thought Research Centre, the 18th research institution set up since the Chinese president’s philosophy was enshrined in the constitution in 2018. Click here to read...

China economy: 7 ‘Xiconomic’ policies that have guided growth over the past decade: South China Morning Post
August 25, 2022

Xi Jinping has reshaped China’s major economic decision-making institutions – most notably the Central Economic and Financial Affairs Commission – since becoming president. Helped by Vice-Premier and chief economic adviser Liu He, Xi’s first term between 2013-18 was devoted to addressing domestic problems. These included high debt, a dwindling demographic dividend, industrial overcapacity and poverty, with structural adjustments and de-risking campaigns high on the agenda. Xi hardened his economic thinking amid the trade war with the United States, growing tension with major Western economies and the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read...

China completes test of reusable, sub-orbital vehicle: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

China successfully completed the test of a self-developed, reusable, sub-orbital vehicle on Friday. The vehicle was launched "vertically" from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest of the country, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, the developer of the vehicle. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 262 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
August 26, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 262 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 111 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said Friday.

Altogether 1,239 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Thursday, including 444 in Tibet and 285 in Hainan, said the commission in its report. Click here to read...

China's BRI new opportunity for deepening mutual cooperation with Africa: Qiushi
August 26, 2022

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will provide African countries with new opportunities to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in line with the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda Wang Xuekun said Wednesday. Click here to read...

Ministry: Nations' military drills shouldn't target 3rd party: China Daily
August 26, 2022

China is firmly opposed to any form of interference by a third party in the China-India boundary issue, Defense Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Tan Kefei said on Thursday. He also stressed that military exercises between countries should not target any third party. Click here to read...

China builds world's largest 5G network with 475 million users: People’s Daily
August 26, 2022

China has built nearly 1.97 million 5G base stations and reached 475 million 5G mobile users by the end of this July, said the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), constituting the world's largest 5G network. The 5G base stations currently in operation in China account for over 60 percent of the world's total three years after the issuance of 5G commercial licenses, and the country's 5G users make up more than 70 percent of global 5G users. Click here to read...

China builds world's largest 5G network with 475 million users: People’s Daily
August 26, 2022

China has entrusted a defense-focused state firm to ship millions of barrels of Venezuelan oil despite U.S. sanctions, part of a deal to offset Caracas' billions of dollars of debt to Beijing, according to three sources and tanker tracking data. Click here to read...

Half of China hit by drought in record heat wave: Taipei Times
August 26, 2022

A crippling drought exacerbated by a record heat wave has spread across half of China and reached the normally frigid Tibetan Plateau, according to official data released ahead of more searing temperatures yesterday. The world’s second-largest economy has experienced more than 70 days of heat waves, flash floods and droughts — phenomena that scientists say are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change. Click here to read...

Another U.S. senator visits Taiwan amid tensions with China: Kyodo
August 26, 2022

A U.S. senator arrived in Taiwan on Thursday in what became the second visit by members of Congress since House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to the self-ruled island infuriated China earlier this month. Republican lawmaker Marsha Blackburn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement that her trip to meet with leaders in Taipei is intended to "advance and strengthen our partnerships" and that regular high-level visits to Taipei are "long-standing U.S. policy." Click here to read...

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