China: Daily Scan, June 15, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China to boost IP pledge financing to support enterprises: Xinhuanet
June 14, 2022

China will strengthen the use of intellectual property (IP) as a financing tool to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the National Intellectual Property Administration has announced. Click here to read...

China's deep space exploration laboratory starts operation: Xinhuanet
June 14, 2022

China's deep space exploration laboratory has started operations, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said Tuesday. Co-established by the CNSA, Anhui Province and the University of Science and Technology of China, the laboratory is headquartered in Hefei, capital city of Anhui. Click here to read...

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
June 14, 2022

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of several officials on Tuesday. Le Yucheng was appointed deputy head of the National Radio and Television Administration and no longer serves as vice foreign minister. Zhang Biyong was appointed president of Science and Technology Daily. Click here to read...

PAP forces help restore interrupted Sichuan-Xizang highway: China Military
June 14, 2022

On the morning of June 12, in Bayi District of Nyingchi, Xizang Autonomous Region, debris flow occurred in Pailong section along the Sichuan-Xizang railway, with hundreds of passing vehicles stranded. Responding to the dangerous situation, a detachment of the 2nd Mobile Corps under the Chinese People’s Armed Police (PAP) Force responsible for road maintenance, immediately dispatched rescue equipment including loaders to the scene for road repair and renovation. Click here to read...

General universities, colleges in China start cultivating NCO students for military: China Military
June 14, 2022

The enrollment for the non-commissioned officer (NCO) targeted training program has been launched in China's institutes of higher learning. This marks the first enrollment of NCO students since the implementation of the new NCO system. Click here to read...

Rescue underway after two-story building collapses in E China: China Daily
June 14, 2022

A rescue operation is underway after a two-story residential building collapsed in Wuxi city, East China's Jiangsu province, on Tuesday morning. Explosions were reportedly heard at the crash site in the city's Binhu District. There are no reports of casualties so far. Click here to read...

Chinese police targets GOIP services in telecom fraud: China Daily
June 14, 2022

In recent years, GOIP equipment has been used by telecom fraud groups hidden overseas to make fake calls to victims in the Chinese mainland. More than 870 suspects have been caught and more than 2,390 sets of GOIP equipment have been seized in the operations, said the ministry, adding that the cases involved more than 49 million yuan ($7.27 million). Click here to read...

Top court issues guidance on handling of forest-related disputes: China Daily
June 14, 2022

The Supreme People's Court, China's top court, issued a judicial interpretation on dealing with forest-related civil disputes on Tuesday, as a new step to protect the environment and maintain sustainable development by rule of law. Click here to read...

Minister pledges multilateralism in forming green BRI: China Daily
June 14, 2022

Minister of Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu has reiterated China's commitment to uphold multilateralism in global environmental governance and green development in the Belt and Road Initiative, as the country proactively forges ahead with its domestic environmental protection efforts. Click here to read...

Huawei says no abnormality in exhibited car before a fire engulfed its mobile phone store: Global Times
June 14, 2022

Chinese tech giant Huawei said on Tuesday that after analyzing data, all the cars displayed in a Huawei mobile phone store in Ordos, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, did not appear any abnormality, before the shop caught fire on Monday. Click here to read...

China investment curbs gain momentum in U.S. lawmaker talks: Reuters
June 14, 2022

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they had agreed on a proposal to give the government sweeping new powers to block billions in U.S. investment into China, though the measure is part of a broader bill with an uncertain future. Click here to read...

China’s consumption problem rooted in fears and uncertainties, while vouchers have limited appeal: South China Morning Post
June 14, 2022

As she was entrenched at home during the coronavirus-induced lockdown of Shanghai last month, Jia Jingwen became increasingly anxious due to her limited access to food and essential household goods. For her and many others, government handouts were inadequate, so they tried their luck at securing vegetables and various supplies through online orders. But resources were limited and costly, and there was a risk that the delivery of their orders would be forbidden due to strict lockdowns. Click here to read...

Vice premier stresses studying Xi's discourses on rural work: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Tuesday stressed taking as a major political task the learning and implementation of the discourses of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on work concerning agriculture, rural areas and rural residents. Click here to read...

69 countries say no to interference in China's internal affairs: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022

A group of countries said on Tuesday that issues concerning Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet are China's internal affairs, expressing opposition to politicization of human rights, double standards and interference in China's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights. Click here to read...

China mulls recognition of 18 new professions: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022

China's human resources authority is considering to add 18 new professions to reflect the country's occupational development and boost graduate employment and entrepreneurship. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 54 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 54 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 25 in Beijing, 14 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and 13 in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. Click here to read...

Former Xinjiang Party head Chen Quanguo takes new post as deputy head of Central Rural Work Leading Group: Global Times
June 15, 2022

Chen Quanguo, former secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional Committee, has assumed the position as deputy head of the Central Rural Work Leading Group, according to official media reports. Click here to read...

Clients of scandal-hit Henan rural banks suspect health codes misused: Global Times
June 15, 2022

Some depositors of small rural banks, registered in Central China's Henan Province and reportedly caught in illegal fundraising, found their health codes turned red for unknown reasons when they tried to arrive in Henan to withdraw their money, prompting suspicions of abuse of the health code system in the province. Click here to read...

Hong Kong's iconic floating restaurant shutters after nearly 50 years: Kyodo
June 15, 2022

Hong Kong bid a final farewell to the iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant on Tuesday as it sailed away after 46 years in operation following failed attempts to revitalize the restaurant business. Opened in 1976, the restaurant was a popular tourist destination known for its fresh seafood, traditional Cantonese cuisine and design that resembles a Chinese imperial palace. The famous attraction, featured in several local and international films, has played host to the likes of Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise. Click here to read...

Top meeting sparks talk of Biden-Xi call: Taipei Times
June 15, 2022

Top US and China officials discussed Taiwan, Ukraine and other security issues in Luxembourg, in the latest sign that leaders of the world’s two largest economies are trying to keep high-level communications open despite simmering tensions. Click here to read...

Veteran Chinese human rights lawyers expected to face trial soon: South China Morning Post
June 15, 2022

Two Chinese human rights lawyers who have been held for more than two years are expected to stand trial soon, according to friends and legal sources. The imminent trial of one of the lawyers, Xu Zhiyong, was indirectly confirmed after the Intermediate People’s Court of Linyi in Shandong province issued a notice on Monday informing Xu’s lawyer that a pre-trial meeting would be held on Friday. Click here to read...

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