China Daily Digest February 17, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi urges related parties to adhere to political settlement of Ukraine issue: Xinhuanet
February 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday stressed that related parties should stick to the general direction of political settlement of the Ukraine issue. The Chinese president also emphasized that related parties should make full use of multilateral platforms including the Normandy format, and seek a comprehensive settlement of the Ukraine issue through dialogue and consultation. Click here to read...

Xi says China ready to work with France on China-EU investment deal: Xinhuanet
February 16, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday afternoon said China stands ready to work with France to advance the ratification of the China-EU investment agreement and its entry into force. He also called for joint efforts to make a success of the China-EU leaders' meeting, and the new round of high-level dialogues on strategic, economic and trade, green, digital and people-to-people affairs, so as to bring tangible benefits to the people on both sides. Click here to read...

China to build green air logistics network by 2025: Xinhuanet
February 16, 2022

China plans to build a preliminary "safe, smart, efficient and green" air logistics system by 2025, according to a special plan on the development of aviation logistics. Air logistics costs will notably reduce by then; and air logistics services for high-end manufacturing, postal-express delivery, and cross-border e-commerce will continuously improve, says the plan issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Click here to read...

Zhengzhou official punished over floods given new health post: China Daily
February 16, 2022

Hou Hong, the ousted former mayor of Henan provincial capital Zhengzhou, has been appointed deputy director of the province's health commission, according to local authorities. Click here to read...

China facilitates development of AG600 large amphibious aircraft: China Military
February 16, 2022

China is facilitating the development of the homegrown AG600 large amphibious aircraft, a key member of the country's "large aircraft family," according to the developer Wednesday.
In 2022, the AG600 project has set a target to see three new aircraft enter the final assembly phase and three aircraft to take maiden flights, said the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country's leading plane-maker. Click here to read...

China offers fighters, training aircrafts, choppers and drones at the Singapore Airshow: Global Times
February 17, 2022

China displayed a wide variety of military aircrafts, including the JF-17 fighter, the L-15 advanced trainer, the Z-10 armed chopper and the Wing Loong drone, at the ongoing Singapore Airshow. Observers said on Wednesday that Chinese warplanes could be an attractive choice for countries in the region. Click here to read...

Chinese ride-hailing service providers summoned by market regulator in Henan: Global Times
February 17, 2022

Five major domestic ride-hailing service providers, including Didi Chuxing, were summoned by market regulators of Central China's Henan Province on Wednesday over multiple business activities that are disrupting market order and fair competition. Click here to read...

China's inflation slows, leaving room for policy easing: Reuters
February 16, 2022

China's factory-gate inflation eased to its slowest pace in six months and consumer price growth also softened in January amid weakening property sector demand, new coronavirus curbs and government efforts to rein in surging materials costs. Click here to read...

USTR says new trade tools needed to fight China state-led trade: Reuters
February 16, 2022

The United States needs to pursue new strategies and update its domestic trade tools to deal with China's "state-led, non-market policies and practices", the U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Wednesday in a new assessment report. Click here to read...

Xi Jinping urges China to arm itself with stronger laws and better lawyers for ‘international struggle’: South China Morning Post
February 16, 2022

President Xi Jinping has urged China to speed up legislation related to foreign matters, with a priority on “urgent” areas including sanctions and interference. “We must use legal means to conduct international struggle,” Xi said in an article published on Tuesday in Qiushi, the Communist Party’s main theoretical journal. Click here to read...

Chinese graduates’ petitions ask central government to probe case of trafficked woman found in chains: South China Morning Post
February 17, 2022

Alumni of top universities in China have publicly called on the government to thoroughly investigate the case of a woman found in a hut chained by her neck and later revealed to have been trafficked.A hundred alumni of the prestigious Peking University in Beijing have signed an online petition urging the Communist Party and the State Council, the country’s cabinet, to look into the case of the woman, who was seen in the hut in Xuzhou, eastern China, in a video that went viral last month. Click here to read...

World Bank accused of ‘funding campaign of repression’ in Xinjiang: South China Morning Post
February 16, 2022

The World Bank has been accused of “funding a campaign of repression” of Uygurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang in a new report that reveals the Washington institute’s exposure to the Chinese region.The report by the Atlantic Council, a prominent Washington-based think tank, found “significant evidence” that several clients of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank subsidiary, were “active participants” in a campaign in which China has been accused of the widespread use of forced labour, forced displacement of people from their land, cultural erasure and environmental destruction in Xinjiang. Click here to read...

Chinese scientists say a cheap, lightweight foam could improve hypersonic weapons: South China Morning Post

February 17, 2022

Chinese scientists say they may have found a coating material to improve the performance of future hypersonic weapons: carbon foam. The team at the China Aerodynamics Research and Development Centre said their testing – carried out in a wind tunnel – suggested the material could reduce the impact of shock waves by more than 20 per centClick here to read...

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