China: Daily Scan, March 30, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese premier stresses safeguarding women, children's rights: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed pushing forward with the ongoing campaign against women and children trafficking and stepping up efforts to protect these groups' legitimate rights and interests and safeguard social justice. Click here to read...

Political advisors urged to greet 20th CPC national congress with solid work: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

China's national political advisory body has been urged to do solid work in conducting consultations and deliberations to greet the convocation of the 20th national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) later this year. Click here to read...

China-U.S.-Russia +" consultation mechanism meeting on Afghan issue upcoming: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

A meeting of the "China-U.S.-Russia +" consultation mechanism on the Afghan issue will be held during the third foreign ministers meeting among the neighboring countries of Afghanistan in Tunxi, Anhui Province. It will take place from March 30 to 31, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday. Click here to read...l

Strong vehicle exports boost trade between China's Tibet, Nepal:Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

The export of whole vehicles from China to Nepal via the ports in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has emerged as a new growth engine for Sino-Nepalese trade, according to customs in Lhasa, the regional capital. Click here to read...

Shanghai announces measures to help businesses affected by COVID-19: Xinhuanet
March 30, 2022

China's economic hub Shanghai on Tuesday announced 21 measures to help enterprises affected by COVID-19 emerge from the pandemic gloom. Preliminary estimates show that tax-related measures alone can reduce the burden on related industries and enterprises in Shanghai by about 140 billion yuan (about 22 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022. Click here to read...

China to further improve social credit system: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

The general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council have issued a guideline on underpinning the development of the social credit system.It called for strengthening the integrity of scientific research and protecting intellectual property rights, cracking down on thesis trading, and optimizing the protection and application system for intellectual property rights. Click here to read...

Former vice governor of Qinghai Province jailed for 11 yrs for bribery: Xinhuanet

March 29, 2022

Wen Guodong, former vice governor of northwest China's Qinghai Province, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes. Wen was found to have taken bribes worth about 19.9 million yuan (about 3.13 million U.S. dollars), according to a statement by the Chongqing First Intermediate People's Court. Click here to read...

China issues plan for development of traditional Chinese medicine: Xinhuanet
March 29, 2022

The Chinese government has issued a new five-year plan for the development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), introducing comprehensive arrangements for its related work. According to the plan released by the General Office of the State Council, by 2025, the capacity of health services provided by TCM will be significantly enhanced, while the policy and system for the high-quality development of TCM will be further improved, with its unique strengths in building a healthy China brought fully into play. Click here to read...

From serfdom to freedom -- Tibet's progress on democracy, human rights: Quishi
March 29, 2022

Sonam Tobgye, whose parents were serfs in old Tibet, once lived in an adobe house without windows next to the cowshed. Two spoons of zanba, a traditional Tibetan staple food made of barley flour, were all that his parents earned for each meal from their lord, while children younger than 13 were given nothing despite a day's hard work. Click here to read...

China sees notable progress in computing power: Quishi
March 29, 2022

China has seen notable development in its computing power, ranking second globally during the 2021-2022 period, according to an industry report. The report, jointly compiled by Tsinghua University, the International Data Corporation, and Chinese IT firm Inspur, provides a comprehensive assessment of the computing power, efficiency, application and infrastructure of 15 major economies during the period. Click here to read...

Rear admiral Lai Ruxin appointed political commissar of PLA Hong Kong Garrison: China Military
March 29, 2022

Navy Rear Admiral Lai Ruxin, former deputy director of the political work department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Northern Theater Command, was appointed political commissar of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison, said Colonel Wu Tao, spokesperson for the PLA Hong Kong Garrison, on March 28, 2022. Click here to read...

Chinese military industry products showcased at DSA 2022 in Kuala Lumpur: China Military
March 29, 2022

The 17th edition of Defense Service Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2022) kicked off in Kuala Lumpur on March 28. Aerospace Long March International Trading Co., Ltd., China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd., CETC International Trading Co., Ltd., Poly Technology Co., Ltd. and other Chinese enterprises participated in the four-day-long exhibition. Click here to read...

Central government aims to standardize administrative services: China Daily
March 30, 2022

The central government has pledged to make greater strides in improving China's business climate this year as it rolled out a host of measures to make administrative services more standardized and easily accessible. Click here to read...

New provincial, regional Party secretaries chosen: China Daily
March 30, 2022

The Communist Party of China Central Committee announced the appointments of new Party secretaries for Hubei and Qinghai provinces and the Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Tuesday. Wang Menghui, former minister of housing and urban-rural development, was appointed Party chief of Hubei, replacing Ying Yong. Click here to read...

New measures to bolster job market: China Daily
March 30, 2022

With a historic number of college graduates and mounting economic pressure, China is scaling up job creation measures this year, creating more government-sponsored internships and extending support to workers on flexible payrolls. Click here to read...

Key expressway expected to complete in N China by 2022: China Daily
March 30, 2022

An important expressway linking Beijing and Xiong'an New Area in North China's Hebei province is expected to open as scheduled as the construction of a bottleneck bridge over the Yongding River progressed smoothly. The 108-kilometer Beijing-Xiong'an Expressway is one of the major projects to further promote the Beijing-Tianjing-Hebei coordinated development, and is projected to open by the end of 2022. Click here to read...

China releases guidelines to accelerate development of clean energy bases in Xizang: Global Times
March 30, 2022

China's National Energy Administration on Tuesday released guidelines to accelerate the development of clean energy bases in Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, a move to promote a high-quality energy development in the region. The guidelines were issued to lead the work during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period as well as the medium- and long-term energy development in Xizang. Click here to read...

China toughens up to battle COVID as local cases surpass 70k in mainland since March: Global Times
March 29, 2022

Since March 1, China has recorded more than 70,000 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, mostly caused by the highly contagious Omicron and its sub-variant, with 28 provincial-level regions affected. Epidemiologists said that such a rapid increase in cases in this short timeframe indicates the difficulty of quashing this wave quickly and returning the country to a state of zero-COVID as has been the case with previous waves.Click here to read...

Chipmakers in Shanghai race to minimize supply chain disruption amid closed-off management: Global Times
March 29. 2022

As China's financial center Shanghai, which is also an important semiconductor production base, implemented phased closed-off management measures to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, chipmakers have been racing to ensure supplies and maintain operations, in a bid to minimize the losses and potential impact on the global supply chains. Click here to read...

Chinese insurers remove quarantine policies amid high number of claims, complaints: Global Times
March 29, 2022

A number of Chinese insurance companies have in recent days shut down their so-called “quarantine insurance” policies, which offer buyers compensation if they’re put under quarantine due to anti-epidemic efforts. Industry insiders said the product removal is partly due to the high number of claims, which is costly for insurance firms, as well as mounting complaints over difficulties in making claims. Click here to read...

Digital village construction drives modernization of agriculture and rural areas in China: People’s Daily
March 30, 2022

During the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), all 832 impoverished counties and 128,000 poor villages in China had been lifted out of poverty, and advances in agricultural science and technology had contributed over 60 percent to the growth in the country’s gross agricultural output. Click here to read...

Largest electric cruise ship makes debut: People’s Daily
March 30, 2022

The world's largest electric cruise ship, the Yangtze River Three Gorges 1, developed in China, made its maiden voyage in Yichang, Hubei province, on Tuesday. The ship, which is 100 meters long and 16.3 meters wide, can accommodate 1,300 passengers and will mainly be used for Yangtze River sightseeing trips near Yichang. Click here to read...

Shanghai expands lockdown to more areas as new local cases hit 5,982: Reuters
March 30, 2022

Shanghai on Wednesday extended its shut downs to some western parts of the city, earlier than scheduled, as it reported a total of 5,982 new local cases. The financial hub of Shanghai, home to 26 million people, is in its third day of a lockdown authorities are imposing by dividing the city roughly along the Huangpu River, splitting the historic centre from the eastern financial and industrial district of Pudong to allow for staggered testing. Click here to read...

China's largest banks signal tough times ahead:Reuters
March 29, 2022

Three of China's largest banks have said that the country's lenders face multiple headwinds this year that include the pandemic, global politics and domestic turmoil in the real estate industry. China's banking industry is facing "a more complicated and severe business environment," the country's second-biggest lender by assets China Construction Bank Corp (CCB)(601939.SS), said on Tuesday. Click here to read...

U.S. defense strategy prioritizes China over Russia as bigger threat: Kyodo
March 29, 2022

The United States prioritizes China over Russia as a greater threat to its national security, the Defense Department said Monday, after sending the administration of President Joe Biden's first defense strategy to Congress. Click here to read...

‘Stick to zero-Covid’: Xinhua puts Xi Jinping’s stamp on China’s coronavirus strategy: South China Morning Post
March 30, 2022

A Chinese state media editorial has reaffirmed China’s commitment to its “dynamic zero-Covid” strategy to contain the coronavirus, detailing what it said was Chinese President Xi Jinping’s role in fighting the latest surge in cases.The editorial by state news agency Xinhua appeared to end suggestions that the country should try to live with Covid-19 after a nationwide spread of the Omicron variant cast doubt on China’s long-standing strategy of mass lockdowns, testing and contact tracing. Click here to read...

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