China: Daily Scan, June 14, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi signs order to promulgate outlines on military operations other than war: China Military
June 13, 2022

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission, has signed an order to promulgate a set of trial outlines on military operations other than war. The outlines aim to protect people's lives and property, safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interest, and safeguard world peace and regional stability. Click here to read...

Chinese vice premier urges solid efforts to contain COVID-19 in Beijing: Xinhuanet
June 13, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Monday urged solid and meticulous COVID-19 prevention and control work in Beijing in order to contain the spread of the epidemic as soon as possible. Click here to read...

China prosecutes former banking regulatory official: Xinhuanet
June 13, 2022

Cai Esheng, a former vice chairman of China's top banking regulatory body, is being prosecuted over suspected bribe-taking and abuse of power, an official statement said Monday. The Zhenjiang Municipal People's Procuratorate in east China's Jiangsu Province recently filed a lawsuit at the Intermediate People's Court of Zhenjiang. Click here to read...

Minors banned from getting tattooed: China Daily
June 13, 2022

As minors are persons with little or no civil capacity, getting a tattoo is beyond their ability to understand, the ministry said in a response to an inquiry to its Children's Affairs Department. Click here to read...

Beijing suspends sports events, postpones return of classes as bar-related cluster infection involves 228: Global Times
June 13, 2022

Beijing on Monday canceled all sports events and postponed the resumption of face-to-face classes in schools due to the bar-related cluster infections which have involved 228 COVID-19 cases in 100 communities as of Monday. Click here to read...

Experimental monkeys become hot commodity in China despite soaring prices as domestic innovative drug R&D projects grow: Global Times
June 13, 2022

In the late 1980s, monkeys were both frightening and indispensable in the discovery of Ebola and the fight against the virus. Frightening because the virus first appeared in experimental monkeys, followed by outbreaks of infection and death; indispensable because the monkeys became a firewall for humans in the process of understanding the virus and developing vaccines and drugs. Click here to read...
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Ex-deputy banking regulator prosecuted for ‘particularly severe’ corruption, power abuse: Global Times
June13, 2022

Cai Esheng, former vice chairman of China's banking regulator, is being prosecuted for corruption and the abuse of power. Cai, who was arrested in February this year, is accused of taking bribes and illegally accepting other people's property in a "particularly large" amount, said a statement by China's Supreme People's Procuratorate on Monday. Click here to read...

China unveils steps to ease fiscal strains on local governments: Reuters
June 13, 2022

China's cabinet unveiled some steps on Monday to improve the allocation of resources among local governments to help ease their growing fiscal strains and debt risks, amid efforts to support the slowing economy. Click here to read...

Shanghai reimposes ban on dining at restaurants: Taipei Times
June 13, 2022

Shanghai reimposed a ban on dining at restaurants in most districts, while a dozen local officials were punished for a management lapse at a quarantine hotel, as COVID-19 cases in China’s largest city, as well as in Beijing, continued to climb. Click here to read...

China develops AI that ‘can use deception to hunt satellites’: South China Morning Post
June 13, 2022

A research team in China said that an anti-satellite artificial intelligence system has mastered the art of deception in a simulated space battle. In the experiment, the AI commanded three small satellites to approach and capture a high-value target, repeating the exercise thousands of times. Eventually the targeted satellite learned to detect the incoming threat and fired up powerful thrusters to evade the pursuit. But it was then lured into a trap after the AI ordered the three hunters to veer off their original trajectory, as if giving up the pursuit. Click here to read...

China aiming for 3,500 registered general aviation airplanes: Xinhuanet
June 14, 2022

China will strive to have 3,500 registered airplanes for general aviation by the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) period, according to the country's civil aviation regulator. A new plan on general aviation unveiled by the Civil Aviation Administration of China states that the number of registered airports for general aviation will top 500, and no less than 25 provincial-level regions will provide general aviation emergency rescue services by end-2025. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 60 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 14, 2022

The Chinese mainland Monday reported 60 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 42 in Beijing, 15 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and three in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Click here to read...

One-time relief offered to those in need during epidemic: China Daily
June 14, 2022

People experiencing financial difficulty can collect a one-time subsidy to help them through the COVID-19 epidemic, according to government officials. The Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Ministry of Finance recently issued a notice to deploy a safety net to ensure the basic livelihood of people in financial difficulty. Click here to read...

Handling of petitions, complaints standardized: China Daily
June 14, 2022

No organization or individual may retaliate against people lodging petitions, according to new regulations. Moreover, the work of dealing with public complaints or proposals will be assessed annually as a reference point for the performance evaluations of officials and government departments.Click here to read...

China endeavors to advance green transformation of construction sector: People’s Daily
June 14, 2022

Although the lowest temperature in Harbin city, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, can drop to below minus 30 degrees Celsius in winter, an eco-tech industrial park in the city’s Songbei district has never needed the city’s heating network. “These buildings are like ‘vacuum bottles’ that insulate the inside from the heat in summer and from the cold in winter. And they are also more energy-efficient than conventional buildings,” explained Guo Xuebing, manager of the company providing property services for the industrial park. Click here to read...

Senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi warns US not to havemiscalculation or illusion on Taiwan question: Global Times
June 14, 2022

In talks with National Security Advisor of the US Jake Sullivan in Luxembourg, senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi said the US shouldn't have miscalculation or illusion on the Taiwan question and warned that the Taiwan question, if inappropriately handled, will have a disruptive impact. Click here to read...

Nine men arrested in China after women attacked: Taipei Times
June 14, 2022

China has arrested nine men after video footage of a vicious attack on a group of female diners at a barbecue restaurant sparked outrage and debate on women’s rights on social media. The attack took place early on Friday in the city of Tangshan, Xinhua news agency reported. Click here to read...

US lawmakers reach compromise on screening investments in China: South China Morning Post
June 14, 2022

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has struck a compromise on a long-debated plan to screen outbound investments into China, members of the Senate and House of Representatives said on Monday. It comes as Congress continues to negotiate a final version of sweeping legislation meant to strengthen US competitiveness with Beijing, and the lawmakers’ announcement raises the odds that the new outbound investment rules could be included in that final bill. If it is included, the new rules on outbound investments could theoretically become law as soon as this summer, although an exact timeline is still unclear. Click here to read...

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