China: Daily Scan, July 20, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China launches inspection of municipal, county-level law-based governance: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

China on Tuesday launched an inspection of law-based governance at the municipal and county levels. The inspection will focus on law-based government administration so as to accelerate the construction of rule-of-law governments and consolidate the foundation of the rule of law at the grassroots level. Click here to read...

Delegates to 20th CPC National Congress from central Party, state organs elected: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

A total of 293 individuals have been elected as delegates to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) from the central Party and state organs at a meeting held in Beijing from Sunday to Tuesday. Click here to read...

Political advisors discuss expanding China's talent pool: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

Chinese political advisors put forward suggestions Tuesday for expanding the country's talent pool during a consultative meeting of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Click here to read...

China, EU agree to jointly tackle global economic challenges: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

During their 9th High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue on Tuesday, China and the European Union (EU) agreed to make joint efforts to promote practical cooperation in the field of economy and trade, and to jointly cope with the challenges facing the global economy. Click here to read...

China's top legislator calls for enhanced parliamentary exchanges with Bangladesh: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Tuesday held talks with Bangladeshi parliament speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury via video link, with both sides vowing to enhance parliamentary exchanges. Click here to read...

Universities make significant progress in China's sci-tech innovation: Xinhuanet
July 19, 2022

Chinese colleges and universities have taken the lead in building over 60 percent of the key academic national laboratories and more than 30 percent of the national engineering technology research centers over the past decade, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) Tuesday. Click here to read...

21 provincial-level officials punished by discipline watchdogs in H1: China Daily
July 19, 2022

Discipline inspection and supervisory agencies across China have handed down punishments to 21 officials at the provincial or ministerial level in the first half of this year, the country's top anti-graft body announced Tuesday. Click here to read...

Bride price tradition fueling fresh friction: China Daily
July 19, 2022

The practice of giving money as a wedding guarantee comes under scrutiny as amounts skyrocket. Li Hongyang reports. The recent break-up of a prospective bride and groom as a result of a failure to agree on a bride price of 300,000 yuan ($45,000) has caused heated debate online nationwide. Click here to read...

20 provincial-level regions report COVID-19 cases with multiple surpassing 400 on daily basis: Global Times
July 19, 2022

More than 20 provincial-level regions in the Chinese mainland have reported locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, and daily caseloads have begun to tick up in recent days. Epidemiologists said this new wave is challenging the coping ability of more inland and small cities, which are not as well equipped as metropolises, and emerging subvariants of Omicron further press anti-virus efforts as they spread faster and are harder to detect. Click here to read...

China to foster market-oriented, world-class business environment governed by sound legal framework, says Premier Li: People’s Daily

July 20, 2022

China is committed to fostering a market-oriented, world-class business environment governed by a sound legal framework, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. Li made the remarks at the Special Virtual Dialogue with Global Business Leaders hosted by the World Economic Forum. Click here to read...

U.S. Senate votes to move ahead on chip bill to compete with China: Reuters
July 20, 2022

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to move ahead with a slimmed-down version of legislation to provide billions of dollars in subsidies and tax credits for the semiconductor industry, hoping to ease a shortage that has disrupted production in industries from automobiles to electronics and high-tech weapons.

China's Belt and Road's "hidden cost" is forced labor, says U.S. report: Kyodo

July 20, 2022

The U.S. State Department highlighted the use of forced labor in China's Belt and Road infrastructure project in its annual human trafficking report released Tuesday, while maintaining its assessment that Japan's efforts to eliminate trafficking are not yet sufficient. Calling forced labor the "hidden cost" of China's Belt and Road Initiative, the department said in the Trafficking in Persons Report, "All countries should be able to pursue development opportunities without sacrificing their respect for human rights." Click here to read...

China’s approvals for new coal plants rebound amid renewed focus on energy security after last year’s power crisis: South China Morning Post
July 20, 2022

China’s call to boost coal supplies following the power shortage last year and subsequent surge in approval for coal-fired plants has climate experts worried about the nation’s carbon-neutral goals. Provincial governments across China approved plans to add a total of 8.63 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power plants in the first quarter of 2022 alone, nearly 50 per cent of the capacity approved in the whole of 2021, according to a new report from Greenpeace East Asia on Wednesday. Click here to read...

New Omicron variant identified in NE China's port city of Dandong: Global Times
July 20, 2022

A local asymptomatic infection discovered in the port city of Dandong, in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, was identified as a new sub-lineage of the Omicron variant BA.2.3. No viral sequence with small genomic differences to the strain has been found either in the domestic or in the global data base, the local health authority announced on Tuesday. Click here to read...

PLA guards against US ship as it sails through Taiwan Straits again: China Daily
July 20, 2022

The Chinese military has monitored and guarded against a United States guided-missile destroyer that sailed across the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday, a spokesman from the People's Liberation Army said Wednesday. "The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed through the Taiwan Straits on July 19 and publicly hyped the incident," said Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesman of the PLA Eastern Theater Command, in a statement. "The theater command organized naval and air forces to track, monitor and guard against it during the passage." Click here to read...

China to foster market-oriented, world-class business environment governed by sound legal framework, says Premier Li: People’s Daily
July 20, 2022

China is committed to fostering a market-oriented, world-class business environment governed by a sound legal framework, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. Li made the remarks at the Special Virtual Dialogue with Global Business Leaders hosted by the World Economic Forum. Click here to read...

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