China: Daily Scan, March 8, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese president appoints new ambassadors: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed three new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, according to a statement from China's top legislature on Monday. Lu Kang was appointed ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, replacing Xiao Qian. He Rulong was appointed ambassador to the Republic of Iceland, replacing Jin Zhijian. Xiao Qian was appointed ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia, replacing Cheng Jingye. Click here to read...

Xi stresses running military in accordance with law: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday stressed running the military in accordance with the law and enhancing the rule of law in national defense and military building. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People's Liberation Army and People's Armed Police Force, at the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's top legislature. Click here to read...

China to formulate energy law: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

China will formulate a law on energy, according to a work report submitted Tuesday to the country's national legislature for review. The work report of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee was submitted to the ongoing fifth session of the 13th NPC. Click here to read...

China to make laws on tariffs: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

China will formulate laws on tariffs and other taxes in 2022, according to a work report submitted Tuesday to the country's national legislature for review. The move aims at improving the "legal system supporting the development of the socialist market economy," said the work report of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. Click here to read...

Law on Countering Foreign Sanctions highlighted in China's national legislature's work report: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

The Law on Countering Foreign Sanctions, adopted in 2021, aims to improve the legal system for opposing foreign sanctions, interference, and long-arm jurisdiction, according to a work report submitted Tuesday to China's national legislature for deliberation. Click here to read...

Over 2 mln lawmakers elected by 1 billion voters in China: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

More than 2 million deputies to new people's congresses at the county and township levels have been directly elected by more than 1 billion voters in China, top legislator Li Zhanshu said Tuesday. Click here to read...

China imposes strict punishment on corruption-related crimes: Xinhuanet
March 8, 2022

China has imposed strict punishment on corruption-related crimes in accordance with laws, according to a work report of the country's top court made public Tuesday. Chinese courts concluded 23,000 cases related to corruption, bribery and dereliction of duty in 2021, involving 27,000 people, according to the report of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) submitted to the ongoing session of the national legislature for deliberation. Click here to read...

China-Central Asia relations enjoy bright prospect of vibrant growth, says FM: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

China's relations with five Central Asian countries, which are now at a golden age of 30, enjoy a bright prospect of vibrant growth, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. Click here to read...

China, India should be partners rather than adversaries, says FM: Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday expressed the hope that China and India will be partners for mutual success instead of adversaries of mutual attrition. "We must make sure that our relationship moves forward on the right track," Wang said. Click here to read...

China unveils guidelines for standards on 'internet of vehicles': Xinhuanet
March 7, 2022

China has unveiled guidelines for setting the standards related to the internet of vehicles, as part of efforts to protect internet and data security of the industry. By the end of 2023, a system of network security and data security standards for the sector should be initially established, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. Click here to read...

China resolute to share market opportunities with rest of world: Quishi
March 7, 2022

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland, in actual use, expanded 11.6 percent year on year to 102.28 billion yuan ($16.12 billion) in January, according to statistics recently released by the country's Ministry of Commerce. It herald another "bumper year" for China's FDI inflow after the country's actual use of FDI exceeded one trillion yuan for the first time and achieved the first double-digit growth in recent decade in 2021. Click here to read...

Xi stresses ensuring key agricultural products supply, building stronger social security network: China Military
March 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday stressed putting the improvement of comprehensive agricultural production capacity at a more prominent position, and continuing efforts on promoting the high-quality development of social security. Click here to read...

China strengthens public interest litigation to protect minors: China Daily
March 8, 2022

China has strengthened its public interest litigation to protect the lawful rights and interests of minors, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said on Monday.

Prosecutors across the country opened 6,633 public interest cases concerning the protection of underage people in 2021, SPP prosecutor Na Yanfang said at a press conference. Click here to read...

New cargo line connects Qinghai, Nepal: China Daily

March 8, 2022

The second service of a new train and truck freight route that links Haidong in Qinghai province, Shigatse in the Tibet autonomous region, and Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, will leave Haidong soon, according to China Railway Qinghai-Tibet Group. With a length of about 2,800 kilometers, the new corridor uses trains to ship goods from Haidong to Shigatse. Trucks are then used to ship them to the land ports of Gyirong and Zhangmu in Tibet and on to Kathmandu. Click here to read...

Xi attends meeting of military delegation at annual legislative session: Global Times

March 7, 2022

President Xi Jinping on Monday afternoon attended a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People's Liberation Army and People's Armed Police Force, at the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's top legislature. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered an important speech at the meeting. Click here to read...

China to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine, lays out six initiatives on Ukraine crisis: Global Times

March 7, 2022

The Red Cross Society of China will provide a batch of emergency humanitarian supplies to Ukraine as soon as possible, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a virtual press conference on Monday on the sidelines of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing. Click here to read...

Vice Premier urges authorities at all levels to crack down on women trafficking: Global Times
March 7, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan urged Party committees and governments at all levels to continuously enhance Chinese women's sense of security by strictly cracking down on women trafficking. Sun made the remarks during the online forum held on Monday by the All-China Women's Federation. Click here to read...

Flexible employment gains increasing popularity among younger generation in China: People’s Daily
March 8, 2022

As a result of the rapid development of new business models and changes in job seekers’ ideas about employment in China, many young people are choosing to engage in flexible employment over traditional roles, with some 200 million Chinese now flexibly employed across the country, said Xiang Dong, Deputy Director of State Council Research Office at a press conference about the government work report on March 5. Click here to read...

China’s Gen Z consumers demonstrate highly personalized online shopping habits: People’s Daily
March 7, 2022

As a generation of Internet natives, China’s Gen Z, a typical consumer group consisting of youngsters born during the period between 1995 and 2009, has come to demonstrate a number of personalized online shopping habits in recent years. Click here to read...

Xi says China will improve use of law in military engagement with foreign countries - state media: Reuters
March 7, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping told the military to step up the use of law in military engagement with foreign countries, state television CCTV reported on Monday. "Improve the laws and regulations governing military engagement with foreign countries," said Xi, who is also China's Commander-in-Chief as Chairman of the Central Military Commission, in a meeting with military representatives in the parliament. Click here to read...

China says 'double standard' to conflate Taiwan, Ukraine issues: Reuters
March 7, 2022

It is a "naked double standard" to seek to conflate the issues of Taiwan and Ukraine as the island has always been part of China and is entirely a domestic matter, China's foreign minister said on Monday, drawing an angry riposte from Taipei. Click here to read...

China cuts 2022 GDP target to around 5.5% amid Ukraine crisis: Kyodo
March 5, 2022

China cut a gross domestic product growth target for 2022 to around 5.5 percent at the opening of an annual session of parliament on Saturday, amid mounting concern that Russia's aggression against Ukraine will put serious downward pressure on the global economy. Click here to read...

Fake news driving wedge between Chinese and foreigners, top Beijing adviser says in call for ban: South China Morning Post
March 7, 2022

The rampant spread of fake information in China is fuelling hostility against foreigners and polarising public opinion, according to a top Chinese political adviser and former academic.
Such information had further intensified confrontation between China and other countries, said Jia Qingguo, former dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, as he called for laws against their dissemination. Click here to read...

China can’t count on global markets for food security, Xi Jinping says: South China Morning Post
March 7, 2022

China’s president has underscored food security as a top priority, ordering greater self-reliance in food production to ensure the country’s development. Addressing national advisers in the agriculture, welfare and social security sectors on Sunday, Xi said there was no room for complacency in food security in the turbulent global climate and China could not rely on international markets. Click here to read...

China wants its people to work longer, but people over 35 cannot get hired: South China Morning Post
March 6, 2022

Published: 9:00am, 6 Mar, 2022

Janice Chen used to be a mid-level employee at a multinational company in Shanghai until she was laid off in the summer of 2020 due to an economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Searching for work for over a year, she could not find a job until a few months ago, at a much smaller domestic company. Click here to read...

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