China: Daily Scan, July 06, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese vice premier stresses consolidating poverty alleviation outcomes: Xinhuanet
July 5, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has stressed efforts to consolidate poverty alleviation achievements and push forward rural vitalization on all fronts to ensure that people do not return to poverty in large numbers. Hu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during his inspection in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region from July 1 to 4. Click here to read...

Chinese premier stresses crackdown on IPR infringements: Xinhuanet
July 5, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed efforts to fight intellectual property rights (IPR) infringements and counterfeits and speed up fostering a market-oriented, law-based and internationalized business environment. Click here to read...

China to step up supervision of hog futures market to tame pork price hikes: Xinhuanet
July 5, 2022

China will strengthen its supervision over the country's hog spot and futures markets in a bid to rein in pork price hikes, the country's top economic planner said on Tuesday. Joint efforts will be made to promptly detect abnormal transactions and enhance penetrative supervision, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement after a meeting with the Dalian Commodity Exchange, where hog futures are traded. Click here to read...

China sees wider high school education coverage: Xinhuanet
July 5, 2022

Significant progress has been made on China's high school education coverage over the past 10 years, the Ministry of Education said Tuesday. China had 14,600 regular high schools with 26.05 million students by 2021, up 7.97 percent and 5.59 percent from 2012, respectively. Click here to read...

Average life expectancy in China hits 77.93 years: China Daily
July 5, 2022

Chinese people's average life expectancy has increased to 77.93 years, a senior health official said on Tuesday. In 2016 when China rolled out the Healthy China 2030 blueprint, the figure was 76.5. Click here to read...

Mastermind behind Karachi Confucius Institute attack busted with foreign forces suspected of playing a role: Global Times
July 5, 2022

Pakistan has arrested the main suspect of the attack on the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi, who was linked to two separatist groups in an attempt to sabotage the flagship China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Pakistani authorities announced on Tuesday, adding that foreign forces are suspected of manipulating behind the scenes. Click here to read...

Shenzhen passes regulation respecting patients’ end-of-life decisions, becoming first Chinese city to allow death with dignity: Global Times
July 5, 2022

Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong Province has recently passed a regulation on a person's "right to die," making it the first city in the Chinese mainland to allow critically ill patients to refuse "excessive life-saving treatment".Click here to read...

Indian financial crime agency raids Chinese-owned Vivo: Reuters
July 5, 2022

India's financial crime-fighting agency on Tuesday raided the offices of smartphone maker Vivo, owned by China's BBK Electronics, and its related entities, a senior government official and an industry executive told Reuters. Click here to read...

Chinese university sanctioned by US declares success of hypersonic test flight: South China Morning Post
July 5, 2022

A Chinese university sanctioned by the US said it had successfully carried out a test flight of a new hypersonic aircraft on Monday. Feitian 1, which was developed by a research team at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xian, Shaanxi province, used a combination of rocket and air-breathing engines and could generate a thrust faster than Mach 5, according to a statement posted on the university’s social media account on Tuesday. Click here to read...

China’s GDP target ever more distant, with second quarter growth tipped for 2-year low: South China Morning Post
July 5, 2022

China’s economy is expected to post its lowest quarterly growth rate in more than two years next week, as it counts the cost of lockdowns and other hardline coronavirus control measures imposed during its “darkest hours” of April and May. Gross domestic product (GDP) is forecast to grow by 1.4 per cent from a year ago in the April-June period, according to Chinese data provider Wind. Click here to read...

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei seeks employee input on business direction amid struggle to reinvent company under US sanctions: South China Morning Post
July 6, 2022

Ren Zhengfei, founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co, has called for employees to contribute ideas about the company’s future direction, according to an internal memo, as the company struggles to remake itself after US sanctions crippled its smartphone business. Click here to read...

Silk Road Fund inks investment agreement with Indonesia Investment Authority: Xinhuanet
July 6, 2022

China's Silk Road Fund has inked an investment framework agreement with the Indonesia Investment Authority to jointly pursue investment cooperation opportunities in Indonesia.
The two parties will establish a long-term and win-win strategic partnership and leverage their respective resources and expertise to promote socioeconomic development and connectivity between China and Indonesia, according to the Fund. Click here to read...

China, Thailand reach consensus on future ties, railway, cyber security: Xinhuanet
July 6, 2022

China and Thailand have agreed to work together to build a community with a shared future, and step up cooperation in areas including railway and cyber security, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 112 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 6, 2022

The Chinese mainland Tuesday reported 112 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 81 of which were in Anhui Province, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Click here to read...

Courts look at legal standing of emoji use: China Daily
July 6, 2022

Ambiguity in usage of pictograms for agreement, consent in law examined. If your business partner sends you an OK emoji when you ask for an opinion about a contract, how would you understand its meaning? Does it signal agreement with the contract, or just that the message was received? Click here to read...

Hunan police cracks down on online criminal gang targeting overseas internet users: Global Times
July 6, 2022

Police in Changning city, Central China's Hunan Province, cracked down on a criminal gang targeting overseas internet users with phone and online scams. The seven members of the gang, led by a 30-year-old man surnamed Zhou, won the trust of victims through romantic relationships before tricking them into gambling or financing schemes or asked for money directly. Click here to read...

US seeks China's help to ease inflation in latest interaction: Global Times
July 6, 2022

The US is seeking help from China to ease its economic pressure, hinting that it may ease tariffs on Chinese goods and engage in dialogue with senior Chinese officials more often. However, analysts said Beijing will approach Washington's overtures with caution, as it is still trying to use the tariffs as bargaining chips rather than sincerely correcting its mistakes that have harmed both sides. Click here to read...

China builds world’s largest 5G network three years after issuance of 5G commercial licenses: People’s Daily
July 6, 2022

Since the issuance of 5G commercial licenses in China three years ago, remarkable progress has been made in the country’s 5G construction. As of the end of April, China had built over 1.6 million 5G base stations nationwide, or over 60 percent of the global total. The number of 5G mobile phone users in the country hit a record high of 413 million. Besides, China is also leading the world in the number of 5G standard-essential patents. Click here to read...

China fights COVID flare-ups on multiple fronts including Shanghai: Reuters
July 6, 2022

China is fighting COVID-19 flare-ups on multiple fronts across the country including an emerging cluster in Shanghai, spurring mass testing drives and fresh restrictions, as pressures mount on local officials to avert a wider spread and huge disruptions. Click here to read...

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