China: Daily Scan, May 05, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese envoy urges biggest contributor to fulfill UN financial duties: Xinhuanet
May 4, 2022

China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations on Tuesday urged the organization's biggest contributor to fulfill its financial duties. "The largest contributor has not well-fulfilled its financial obligations to the UN over the years. This is unfair to other countries," Dai Bing told the second part of the resumed session of the Fifth Committee of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, which deals with internal UN administrative and budgetary matters. Click here to read...

Chinese embassy rebukes Washington's false claims against China over Ukraine issue: Xinhuanet
May 4, 2022

The Chinese Embassy in the United States on Tuesday rebuked the U.S. State Department's recent false claims that Chinese officials and media "routinely amplify Kremlin's propaganda, conspiracy theories, and disinformation" on the Ukraine issue. Click here to read...

Shanghai FTZ's Lingang new area welcomes first foreign bank: Xinhuanet
May 4, 2022

The administrative committee of Lingang new area of the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ) has announced that United Overseas Bank (UOB) China is expected to open in the third quarter of this year. The landing of the first foreign bank shows that foreign investors are full of confidence in the development prospects of Lingang and China's financial market, according to the administrative committee. Click here to read...

China remains Myanmar's biggest export market in 6-month period: Xinhuanet
May 4, 2022

China remained the largest export country for Myanmar between October last year and March this year, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday. According to the ministry's figures, Myanmar's export to China during the period amounted to over 1.98 billion U.S. dollars and accounted for almost 24 percent of the country's total export. Click here to read...

Chinese scientists develop trajectory planning system for collision-free flight of drone swarms: Xinhuanet
May 5, 2022

Chinese scientists have developed a new flight path planning system that can help miniature, fully autonomous drone swarms fly smartly through crowded forests, without collisions. The planning system enabled 10 aerial robots to collectively maneuver unhindered through a cluttered bamboo forest and find the most efficient flight path, according to the study published Thursday in the journal Science Robotics. Click here to read...

10 rescued, 5 dead in central China building collapse: Xinhuanet
May 5, 2022

Ten people have been rescued and five others died after a self-built residential structure collapsed in central China's Hunan Province on April 29, rescuers said early Thursday. At around 12:00 a.m. Thursday, the tenth survivor, a female, was pulled out alive from the debris about 132 hours after the collapse occurred. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 360 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 261 in Shanghai: Xinhuanet
May 5, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 360 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 261 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Thursday. Apart from Shanghai, 12 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 42 in Beijing and 14 in Henan. Click here to read...

Shanghai reports 261 confirmed, 4,390 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
May 5, 2022

China's Shanghai reported 261 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 4,390 local asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday. Of the newly confirmed cases, 185 had previously been reported as asymptomatic carriers. Click here to read...

HKSAR gov't appeals for elderly persons to undergo frequent COVID-19 testing: Xinhuanet
May 4, 2022

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Wednesday appealed to elderly people again to undergo frequent COVID-19 testing in light of the gradual relaxation of social distancing measures and the increase in social activities. Click here to read...

Man detained for risking national security: China Daily
May 5, 2022

The national security bureau in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, has detained a man surnamed Ma-at first falsely speculated to be Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma-on suspicion of endangering national security and inciting subversion of State power using networks. Click here to read...

Top legal bodies issue circular on trafficking: China Daily
May 4, 2022

The Supreme People's Court, Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security jointly issued a circular urging suspects involved in the trafficking of women and children to turn themselves in before June 30. Click here to read...

Labor Day tourism takes hit amid epidemic jitters: China Daily
May 4, 2022

Domestic tourism over this year's Labor Day holiday saw a decrease due to tightened measures against COVID-19. The latest figures from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism show in the five-day holiday domestic travelers made 160 million trips, falling 30.2 percent year-on-year. Click here to read...

City prepares to boost antigen test manufacturing: China Daily
May 5, 2022

Shanghai will establish a production base for COVID-19 antigen test kits with a daily capacity of 5 to 10 million to better accommodate the testing needs of the 25 million permanent residents in the city. Click here to read...

COVID-19 infection clusters continue to flare up: China Daily
May 5, 2022

A cluster of COVID-19 infections has been reported at a college in Yingkou, Liaoning province, that has swelled to 177 cases since Sunday and triggered stronger prevention efforts and an apology. The city in Northeast China has reported 186 asymptomatic locally transmitted COVID-19 infections since Sunday. Of those, 177 cases were linked to Yingkou's Liaoning Agricultural Technical College. Click here to read...

Central China's Zhengzhou presses 'pause button' for a week to reach zero-COVID at community level: Global Times
May 5, 2022

Zhengzhou, home to more than 12.6 million people in Central China's Henan Province, pressed the "pause button" from Wednesday until next Tuesday after the city reported nine confirmed cases and 24 asymptomatic infections on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Beijing extends suspension of restaurants' eat-in services, asks Chaoyang district residents to work from home: Global Times
May 4, 2022

Beijing on Wednesday doubled down on measures to curb viral transmission by asking residents in Chaoyang district to work at home, extending the suspension of restaurants' dining-in services as well as closing some stops and stations along bus routes and subway lines. Click here to read...

Aircraft carrier Liaoning hosts fighter jet drills in Philippine Sea, ‘displays confidence’: Global Times
May 5, 2021

The aircraft carrier Liaoning of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy hosted fighter jet drills in the Philippine Sea on Tuesday, Japan's defense ministry said on Wednesday, soon after the PLA Navy announced the carrier group sailed into the West Pacific for a routine, realistic combat far sea training mission. Click here to read...

Apple supplier Foxconn steps up hiring in Zhengzhou amid surging iPhone demand: Global Times
May 4, 2022

The world's largest iPhone factory, operated by Foxconn Technology Group in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, has been stepping up jobs recruitment as demand for iPhones surgesClick here to read...

Central bank issues more credit lines to inspire coal production, energy storage: Global Times
May 4, 2022

China's central bank announced a plan on Wednesday to provide 100 billion yuan ($15.12 billion) of relending facilities to support coal development and energy storage, another major move to safeguard energy supply as uncertainties mount regarding global coal supplies. Click here to read...

Over 80 firms including China's JD.com added to U.S. SEC list facing delisting risk: Reuters
May 5, 2022

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) added over 80 firms, including China's JD.com (9618.HK), to a list of entities facing possible expulsion from American exchanges amid a long-running auditing standoff between the United States and China. Click here to read...

Beijing reports 42 new symptomatic COVID cases, 8 asymptomatic for May 4: Reuters
May 5, 2022

Beijing reported 42 new symptomatic coronavirus cases for May 4, down from 46 cases a day earlier, state television said on Thursday. China's capital also recorded eight asymptomatic cases, versus five a day earlier, it said. Click here to read...

U.S. Senate moves to launch formal talks on massive China competition bill: Reuters
May 5, 2022

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday moved to begin formal legislative talks on a long-stalled bill to pay for $52 billion in semiconductor chips manufacturing subsidiesand boost U.S. competitiveness with China. Click here to read...

U.S. considers imposing sanctions on China's Hikvision: Reuters
May 5, 2022

The United States is moving towards imposing new sanctions on Chinese video surveillance company Hikvision (002415.SZ), the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing four people familiar with the talks. Click here to read...

China interfering with competition bill: Taipei Times
May 5, 2022

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday accused the Chinese government of trying to interfere in negotiations over a broad China competition bill that would bolster domestic semiconductor manufacturing. Click here to read...

Chinese-American expert’s call for China to change zero-Covid policy becomes online hit: South China Morning Post
5 May, 2022

An article by a Chinese-American public health expert calling for Beijing to change its zero-Covid policies has been circulating widely on Chinese social media Zhang Zuofeng, a professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California Los Angeles, published an article in late March on the social media platform Meipian saying the city should allow home quarantine and rapid antigen tests, rather than conducting rounds of mass PCR testing, which increase the risk of cross-infection. He also recommended the city step up inoculation of the elderly using the mRNA vaccine developed by BioNtech, which is yet to be approved by the Chinese regulator even though Shanghai-based Fosun Pharma has already signed an agreement to distribute and produce the jabs. Click here to read...

Coronavirus: strict Covid-19 regime to remain intact in Shanghai as new cases persist outside quarantine zones, delaying production restart: South China Morning Post
5 May, 2022

Shanghai will remain under strict antivirus measures after new data released on Thursday morning showed 34 new cases in non-quarantined areas in the past 24 hours. Wang Hesheng, vice-minister of the National Health Commission, told a meeting of local officials on Wednesday evening that hidden transmission chains were still an “enemy within” as the mainland’s commercial and financial capital battled against the outbreak amid a citywide lockdown in place since April 1. “The biggest consensus is that determined efforts must be made to avoid a rebound in new cases,” he said, according to Shanghai Television. “When a new case is detected in a precautionary zone, or in a hospital or among the certain high-risk people, tracking and tracing must be conducted swiftly.” Click here to read...

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