China: Daily Scan, March 23, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Top court updates rules on administrative compensation: Xinhuanet
March 21, 2022

China's Supreme People's Court on Monday issued a set of new clarifications on the rules of handling administrative compensation cases. In accordance with the provisions of the State Compensation Law and the revised Administrative Procedure Law, the new document makes it clear that administrative organs shall be liable for damages caused by non-performance of statutory duties or the act de facto. Click here to read...

Senior Chinese lawmakers hear reports on draft laws, plans: Xinhuanet
March 21, 2022

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) held a meeting of its Council of Chairpersons on Monday to hear reports on draft laws, draft law amendments, and draft plans. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the meeting. Click here to read...

State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
March 21, 2022

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials Monday. Zhang Ke was removed from the post of general auditor of the National Audit Office and was appointed deputy auditor general of the office. Click here to read...

Top political advisor stresses concerted efforts to create bright future for Xinjiang: Xinhuanet
March 23, 2022

China's top political advisor Wang Yang has stressed the importance of maintaining a clear mind when it comes to the overall targets set for Xinjiang, and the need to view them as long-term, arduous, complex tasks with a focus on deep-seated problems concerning the region's long-term stability. Click here to read...

CPC urges efforts to make Party history education a routine, long-term campaign: Xinhuanet
March 21, 2022

The General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued a circular calling for efforts to see that the Party history education campaign is conducted on a routine and long-term basis. Click here to read...

Senior Chinese officials guide plane crash rescue, investigation in Guangxi: Xinhuanet
March 23, 2022

Two senior Chinese officials arrived in the city of Wuzhou early Tuesday to guide rescue work following the crash of a passenger plane carrying 132 people the day prior. Click here to read...

Chinese FM makes four-point proposal on China-Pakistan relations: Xinhuanet
March 22, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Monday that China and Pakistan are committed to enhancing their strategic coordination and pragmatic cooperation. Speaking at a joint press conference with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Wang said he is currently paying his first visit to Pakistan since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he has held extensive and in-depth talks with Qureshi on bilateral ties. Click here to read...

China demands U.S. revoke sanctions on Chinese officials: Xinhuanet
March 22, 2022

China on Tuesday demanded that the United States immediately revoke sanctions imposed against Chinese officials for so-called human rights violations, warning that otherwise the U.S. will face reciprocal countermeasures from China. Click here to read...

Chinese FM proposes partnerships of solidarity, development, security, civilization with Islamic countries: Xinhuanet
March 22, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Tuesday that China is upholding real multilateralism and willing to build four partnerships with Islamic countries. Click here to read...

China maps 2021-2035 plan on hydrogen energy development: Xinhuanet
March 23, 2022

Chinese authorities on Wednesday released a plan on the development of hydrogen energy for the 2021-2035 period as the country races toward its carbon peaking and neutrality goals. Click here to read...

Wind, solar power installed capacities surge in China: Xinhuanet
March 21, 2022

China's installed capacity for generating wind and solar power increased dramatically in the first two months of the year as the country revs up efforts to achieve carbon neutrality, official data showed. Click here to read...

BRICS nations launch vaccine R&D center: Xinhuanet
March 23, 2022

A launch ceremony for the BRICS Vaccine Research and Development (R&D) Center was held online on Tuesday. During the ceremony, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang said that China will work with other BRICS countries to use the center's launch as an opportunity to promote exchanges and cooperation on vaccine R&D and testing.
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Chinese scientists, int'l counterparts breed youngest human cells in vitro: Xinhuanet
March 22, 2022

An international team led by Chinese scientists has successfully produced the youngest human cells in vitro, which may pave the way for advances in organ regeneration. The study published Tuesday in the journal Nature announced the discovery of a rapid, controllable method to convert stem cells into bona fide 8-cell embryo-like cells, without relying on genetic engineering. Click here to read...

China launches safety overhaul of civil aviation: Xinhuanet
March 22, 2022

China's civil aviation regulator on Tuesday urged the immediate launch of a two-week-long safety overhaul of the civil aviation sector after a passenger plane crashed in China the day before. Click here to read...

Former provincial vice governor jailed for bribery, abuse of power: Xinhuanet
March 22, 2022

Zhang Zhinan, former vice governor of east China's Fujian Province, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for accepting bribes and abusing his power, a Chinese court announced on Tuesday. Click here to read...

E China city imposes closed management of residents amid COVID-19 outbreak: Xinhuanet
March 22, 2022

Authorities in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, began to implement closed management of communities and villages on Tuesday in a bid to contain the local COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read...

Xi orders all-out rescue efforts after plane crash: Xinhuanet
March 21, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out search and rescue efforts after a passenger plane with 132 people aboard crashed in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Monday afternoon. Click here to read...

China specifies energy targets for 2021-2025: Quishi
March 23, 2022

Chinese authorities have released a plan for developing a modern energy system during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), setting targets for securing energy supplies and boosting energy efficiency. Click here to read...

Measures shine financial light on Zhejiang: Quishi
March 23, 2022

New financial measures to be implemented in Zhejiang province will not only accelerate the region's attempt to pioneer common prosperity, but also set an example for other parts of the country, experts said on Monday. Their remarks emerged after a guideline unveiled by the People's Bank of China and other authorities on Friday delineated how the financial system should drive the pursuit of Zhejiang to build itself into a model of common prosperity. Click here to read...

HK police busts underground forces planning for separatist activities: Global Times
March 22, 2022

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has busted an underground group seeking to set up a separatist force with weapons, money and electronic communication equipment in an enforcement operation in three districts of the city, reported Hong Kong mediaClick here to read...

Chinese human genetic resources to be banned for use abroad, says Ministry of Science and Technology: Global Times
March 23, 2022

Chinese human genetic resources will be banned for use abroad, China's Ministry of Science and Technology stipulated in its draft rules for the implementation of the regulations on the management of human genetic resources. The proposal was released on Tuesday for public consultation. Click here to read...

86 percent of unmarried Chinese women believe childbirth is a right: Global Times
March 22, 2022

As many as 86 percent of unmarried Chinese women think childbirth is a right instead of an obligation, which they can choose to do or not, 22 percentage points higher than men, a new study on unmarried Chinese people's views on childbearing shows. Click here to read...

China sets green hydrogen target for 2025, eyes widespread use: Reuters
March 23, 2022

China's top economic planner announced a target on Wednesday to produce up to 200,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen, a zero-carbon fuel generated from renewable energy sources, by 2025, but envisions a more widespread industry over the long term. Click here to read...

Chinese steelmaking hub Tangshan enters lockdown as COVID cases rise: Reuters
March 23, 2022

China's top steelmaking city Tangshan implemented a temporary lockdown on Tuesday to avoid further cases of COVID-19 as infections surged, the local government said in a statement. Residents should not leave their houses or buildings except for tests or emergencies pending further announcement, the government said. Click here to read...

Beijing has ‘fully militarized’ isles: Taipei Times
March 23, 2022

China has fully militarized at least three of several islands it built up in the disputed South China Sea, arming them with anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile systems, laser and jamming equipment, and fighter jets in an increasingly aggressive move that threatens all nations operating nearby, a top US military commander said on Sunday. Click here to read...

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