China: Daily Scan, August 30, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Over 8,100 officials punished for violating China's frugality rules: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

A total of 8,185 Chinese officials were punished in July for violating the country's eight-point code on improving Party and government conduct, China's top anti-graft body said in a statement on Sunday. Click here to read...

China to provide more humanitarian supplies to Pakistan: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

China will provide additional humanitarian aid including 25,000 tents to flood-devastated Pakistan, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Monday. The Red Cross Society of China will also provide 300,000 U.S. dollars in emergency cash assistance to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Zhao said. Click here to read...

Xi sends condolences to Alvi over severe floods in Pakistan: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of condolence to his Pakistani counterpart, Arif Alvi, over the severe floods hitting the country. The Chinese president noted that severe floods have occurred recently in Pakistan, causing heavy casualties and serious property losses. Click here to read...

China's AG600M firefighting aircraft makes maiden amphibious flight: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022

China's AG600M, a full-state, new-configuration amphibious firefighting aircraft, had a successful maiden amphibious flight on Monday, according to the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Click here to read...

China's Y-20 transport aircraft to be showcased at int'l airshow in Europe: China Military
August 29, 2022

China's independently-developed Y-20 transport aircraft will be showcased at an international airshow in Europe for the first time, said a Chinese air force spokesperson Monday. The Y-20 transport aircraft have flown to various destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania over recent years, delivering COVID-19 vaccines overseas to combat the pandemic, and bringing humanitarian aid to countries such as Tonga and Afghanistan, said Shen Jinke, a spokesperson for the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, at an air force open day event in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province. Click here to read...

Several Chinese cities tighten epidemic prevention measures amid new flare-ups: Global Times
August 29, 2022

As the new semester approaches, many places in China, including Chengdu in Southwest China's Sichuan Province and Tianjin Municipality, have begun to tighten epidemic prevention measures amid COVID-19 flare-ups, including carrying out large-scale nucleic acid tests and delaying the return of students. Click here to read...

Henan police arrested 234 suspects involved in a rural bank scandal, achieved major development in money recovery: Global Times
August 29, 2022

Central China’s Henan police arrested 234 suspects involved in a rural bank scandal& achieved major devt in money and losses recovery, after depositors found they couldn’t withdraw their money from local village banks in Henan and E. China's Anhui since July. Click here to read...

India urged to be fair, reasonable toward Chinese companies, investment: Global Times
August 29, 2022

Chinese companies and businessmen are deeply concerned about the recent harsh treatment they received from Indian authorities, including week-long custody and unexpected scrutiny of their businesses, in what could be an unprecedented move targeting Chinese firms and individuals. Click here to read...

China’s largest CCUS project set to cut annual CO2 emissions by 1m tons: Global Times
August 29, 2022

China’s largest carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project was put into operation on Monday, marking a key step to facilitate China’s goal of carbon peaking and becoming carbon neutral, according to Sinopec, which is operating the project. Click here to read...

China policy steps this year exceed those of 2020: Reuters
August 29, 2022

The strength of China's policy measures to support the economy so far this year has exceeded those of 2020, state media quoted Premier Li Keqiang as saying on Monday. The government has unveiled a series of policies this year to support the COVID-ravaged economy. Click here to read...

China to set up firewall between bankers, analysts in IPO deals: Reuters
August 30, 2022

China's securities association has drafted rules to set up a firewall between investment bankers and analysts in deals to ensure unbiased pricing of initial public offerings (IPOs), the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Russia, China cut back war games: Taipei Times
August 30, 2022

Russian military exercises in the Far East this week are to take place on a far smaller scale than when they were last held in 2018, reflecting the strain on Moscow’s forces as they struggle to make headway on the battlefields of eastern Ukraine. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 349 new local confirmed COVID cases: Xinhuanet
August 30, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 349 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 167 were in Sichuan Province, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Altogether 1,368 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Monday, including 645 in Tibet and 109 in Sichuan, said the commission in its report. Click here to read...

Country eager to share its high-speed rail experience: China Daily
August 30, 2022

China has accumulated vast experience in developing high-speed railways at home and is willing to share its know-how with the rest of the world, according to experts. The nation started to research building high-speed railways in the 1990s, when Japan had been operating its Shinkansen bullet trains for more than 20 years. Click here to read...

PLA garrison in Hong Kong completes 25th routine rotation: China Daily
August 30, 2022

The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army on Monday completed the 25th rotation since it began garrisoning Hong Kong in 1997. Approved by the Central Military Commission (CMC), the move is a routine annual rotation in line with the Law of the People's Republic of China on Garrisoning the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Click here to read...

China sees huge potential in application of robots: People’s Daily
August 30, 2022

On Aug. 18, 130 robot dogs danced to the music on a 1,000-square-meter stage at the Beijing Etrong International Exhibition and Convention Center, to celebrate the opening of the 2022 World Robot Conference (WRC). The WRC is the largest and highest-level robot event with the widest foreign participation in China. It has become an important bridge of technology and industry linking China and other countries. Click here to read...

China conducts central bank bills swap: People’s Daily
August 30, 2022

The People's Bank of China, or the central bank, conducted this year's eighth central bank bills swap (CBS) operation on Tuesday to improve the liquidity of perpetual bonds issued by commercial banks. The CBS, valued at 5 billion yuan (about 726.72 million U.S. dollars), is open to primary dealers for bidding at a fixed rate of 0.1 percent, the central bank said in a statement. Click here to read...

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