China: Daily Scan, September 02, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Domestic, overseas press invited to cover 20th CPC national congress: Xinhuanet
September 1, 2022

Both domestic and overseas press have been invited to cover the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), according to an official statement released on Thursday. Click here to read...

China pledges greater economic support ahead of Party Congress, firms ‘facing more difficulties’ than 2020: South China Morning Post
September 1, 2022

Premier Li Keqiang has sounded another warning about China’s economy ahead of the 20th Party Congress, saying companies are “facing more difficulties than in 2020” – during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus – while calling for more reform. Speaking at a State Council meeting on Wednesday, he said “market entities” were struggling and China was at a critical point in its economic recovery, so effective delivery of support policies was important. Click here to read...

China’s Communist Party points to ‘continuity’ at congress, observers say: South China Morning Post
September 1, 2022

China’s ruling Communist Party has set the date for its twice-a-decade congress, and observers say the official announcement suggests President Xi Jinping is likely to remain in firm control in the coming years. Official news agency Xinhua announced the Politburo’s decision to hold the party congress from October 16 in a report on Tuesday. It cited a Politburo statement laden with political slogans from the past decade of Xi’s rule and a call for the party to take stock of the “major achievements and valuable experience” under his leadership. It also called for the party to continue to implement Xi’s key policies. Click here to read...

After long drought, China plots ambitious water infrastructure push: Reuters
September 1, 2022

After a record heatwave parched large areas of the Yangtze basin, Chinese provinces are planning to spend billions of dollars on new water infrastructure as they try to fend off the growing impact of extreme weather on agriculture and hydropower. Click here to read...

Chinese premier stresses need to nurture higher-quality products: Xinhuanet
September 1, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday called for efforts to boost the quality of Chinese products amid market competition and nurture more competitive products, in a bid to better cater to people's needs. Click here to read...

China dispatches advanced main combat equipment to Russian Vostok-2022 drills: People’s Daily
September 1, 2022

China has sent some of its most powerful main combat equipment units of its army, navy and air force to the Russian Vostok-2022 exercises, whose maneuvering phase officially started on Thursday after an opening ceremony a day earlier. The participation of the equipment displayed the depth of China-Russia military cooperation, as the drills will deter uncertainties and contribute to peace and stability in the region, analysts said. Click here to read...

China’s hydrogen energy industry shifts into full gear in fast lane of development: People’s Daily
September 1, 2022

China has adopted several measures to boost the development of its hydrogen energy industry in recent years, having already made huge progress. Various places across the country have offered subsidies for enterprises operating in this green energy industry. Beijing has rolled out subsidies for those focusing on new products involving new technologies as well as certain products used in new infrastructure construction projects. An enterprise focusing on the former may be awarded up to 10 million yuan (about $1. 5 million) for each project, while the latter may receive as much as 30 million yuan for each project, according to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology. Click here to read...

2 China-made trains of Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway arrive in Indonesia: People’s Daily
September 2, 2022

A high-speed electric passenger train and an inspection train, made in China and customized for the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) project, arrived in the Jakarta Port from China's Qingdao Port on Thursday. The arrival of the trains symbolizes another milestone for the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung HSR. It was also the first time that high-speed trains made in China were exported to another country. Click here to read...

China scales up support for elderly care, childcare industries: People’s Daily
September 2, 2022

China has adopted a host of measures to support the elderly care and childcare industries to help them overcome difficulties, the country's top economic planner said Thursday. Some elderly care and childcare service providers have faced multiple challenges during the past two years due to the pandemic, Su Wei, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission, told a press conference. Click here to read...

Taiwan shooting down drone near China was 'appropriate', premier says: Reuters
September 2, 2022

Taiwan's shooting down of a drone off the Chinese coast that buzzed a Taiwanese-controlled island was the most "appropriate" thing to do after repeated warnings, and China should exercise restraint, Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Friday. Click here to read...

Biden's curbs on chips to China part of broader effort: Reuters
September 2, 2022

Chip designer Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) this week said the United States told it to restrict exports to China of two computing chips for artificial intelligence work, the latest move in a broader government effort to hamper China's access to the most sophisticated semiconductors. Click here to read...

China’s Chengdu locked down as outbreak emerges: Taipei Times
September 2, 2022

About 16 million people in the Chinese city of Chengdu were effectively under lockdown from yesterday as authorities reacted to a new COVID-19 outbreak. China is the last major economy wedded to a “zero COVID-19” policy, stamping out virus flare-ups with snap shutdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines. Click here to read...

China railway travel hits 8-year low in summer months on virus flare-ups: Reuters
September 2, 2022

Railway travel in China hit an eight-year trough and a pandemic low in the usually busy summer season, according to official data, as fresh virus flare-ups curbed mobility and hit tourist confidence. Some 440 million passenger trips were taken on China's railway network between July 1 and Aug. 31, its lowest since 2014, data from China Railway showed. Click here to read...

China passes new law to fight telecom, online fraud: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

Chinese lawmakers on Friday voted to pass a new law on telecom and online fraud, which will take effect on Dec. 1, 2022. Lawmakers approved the law at the 36th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress. Click here to read...

China issues guideline to further promote national defense education: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

A guideline on enhancing and improving national defense education for all people has been jointly issued by the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 318 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 318 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 128 were in Sichuan, the National Health Commission said Friday. Altogether 1,567 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 24 provincial-level regions. Click here to read...

Former vice governor of Liaoning expelled from CPC, public office: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

Hao Chunrong, former vice governor of northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft body said Thursday. Click here to read...

China condemns 'invalid' UN report: China Daily
September 2, 2022

China hit back on Thursday at a United Nations report on the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, saying that it was a mishmash of disinformation and a political tool to exploit Xinjiang to contain China. Click here to read...

China's top legislature passes law on telecom and online fraud: China Daily
September 2, 2022

China's top legislature adopted a law on Friday against telecom and online fraud, a widely anticipated item of legislation as the public has long been troubled by financial losses after receiving spam messages and crank calls. The Anti-Telecom and Online Fraud Law was passed after being reviewed three times by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the country's top legislative body, in a bid to strengthen the fight against scammers and those aiding them through harsher punishment. Click here to read...

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