China: Daily Scan, September 5, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China's top legislature adopts revised agricultural products law: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

Chinese lawmakers on Friday voted to adopt a revised Law on Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products at the 36th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature. Click here to read...

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Friday. Cao Xuetao was appointed deputy head of the National Health Commission. Lin Shangli was appointed president of Renmin University of China, replacing Liu Wei. Click here to read...

China, Nepal to enhance cooperation, boost ties: Xinhuanet
September 2, 2022

China's top political advisor Wang Yang on Friday met via video link with Chairman of National Assembly of Nepal Ganesh Prasad Timilsina. Wang, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, said that China stands ready to work with Nepal to jointly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries. Click here to read...

China issues guideline to further promote national defense education: China Military
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. Noting the significance of national defense education and people's increasing awareness of national defense, the guideline specifies further efforts to implement a holistic approach to national security, enhance people's vigilance against potential dangers in times of peace, respect for military personnel, and sense of responsibility to build a strong country with a strong military. Click here to read...

Great Wall-2022 forum eyes building consensus, enhancing int'l anti-terror cooperation: China Military
September 2, 2022

The Great Wall-2022 International Forum on Counter-terrorism wrapped up here on Wednesday. Sponsored by the Chinese People’s Armed Police (PAP), the two-day forum has attracted more than 170 representatives from the armed police forces or armed forces of this kind in 30 countries including China, Russia, Pakistan, Brazil and Italy. Click here to read...

Shenzhen shuts most public transport as China battles multiple outbreaks: Reuters
September 2, 2022

The main districts of Chinese tech hub Shenzhen shut down public transport andextended curbs on public activities on Friday as cities across China battled COVID-19 outbreaks that have dampened the outlook for economic recovery. Six districts comprising the majority of the city's population of almost 18 million announced that all residents would be tested twice for COVID-19 over the weekend as subway and bus services were suspended. 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 launches campaign against online rumours ahead of party congress: Reuters
September 2, 2022

China's cyberspace watchdog said on Friday it would a launch a three-month campaign to clear up "rumours and false information involving major meetings", just weeks before the ruling Communist Party holds its five-yearly congress. General Secretary Xi Jinping is poised to secure a historic third leadership term at the congress, which is due to start on Oct. 16. Click here to read...

New ministerial-level officials appointed by legislative body: China Daily
September 3, 2022

China appointed and removed key ministerial-level officials of the country's top prosecutor, national supervision commission, and ministries of industry and information technology as well as emergency management on Friday. Ying Yong, 64, was appointed deputy procurator-general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, according to the decision adopted by the Standing Committee of National People's Congress, China's top legislative body. Click here to read...

India agency searches payment firms in Chinese lending probe: Reuters
September 3, 2022

India's federal financial crime-fighting agency said on Saturday it was searching the premises of online payment companies as part of an investigation of Chinese-controlled firms and individuals suspected of illicit lending practices. The payment companies included Razorpay Pvt Ltd, Cashfree Payments and Paytm Payment Services Ltd, the Enforcement Directorate said in a statement. Click here to read...

Chinese FM addresses seminar on UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: Global Times
September 3, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday spoke at a virtual international seminar commemorating the 40th anniversary of the opening for signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a Foreign Ministry press release said Friday. Click here to read...

China's large solar-powered, near-space UAV makes maiden flight: Xinhuanet
September 4, 2022

China's independently-developed QMX50, a large solar-powered near-space unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), made its successful maiden flight in Yulin, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Saturday, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) said Sunday. Click here to read...

E-commerce dimension to BRI in focus at services trade fair in Beijing: Global Times
September 4, 2022

A Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)-themed livestreaming studio at Shougang Park, one of the twin venues for the 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, was among the most popular sites at the annual services gathering where an e-commerce dimension to the BRI is the focus of attentionClick here to read...

China to provide another 300 million yuan aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan as flood death toll surpasses 1,200: Global Times
September 4, 2022

China announced another 300 million yuan (roughly $43 million) of aid to Pakistan after the emergency relief supplies worth of 100 million yuan were donated last week, as the death toll in the flood-ravaged country has reached 1,290 as of Saturday. Click here to read...

China sees 13 provincial-level regions record 20% of population being aged 60 or above: Global Times
September 4, 2022

In the Chinese mainland, 13 provinces, municipalities and regions have now recorded more than 20 percent of their population being aged 60 or above, with three places seeing the share of this age period rise above one fifth for the first time, including Beijing, as the country's aging process continues speeding up. Click here to read...

China sees 13 provincial-level regions record 20% of population being aged 60 or above: Global Times
September 4, 2022

In the Chinese mainland, 13 provinces, municipalities and regions have now recorded more than 20 percent of their population being aged 60 or above, with three places seeing the share of this age period rise above one fifth for the first time, including Beijing, as the country's aging process continues speeding up.

A place is considered as entering a moderately aging society when the proportion of people aged 60 and above is between 20 and 30 percent, according to international standards. Click here to read...

Chengdu lockdown tightened: Taipei Times
September 5, 2022

China extended a lockdown in districts of Chengdu and ordered more mass testing as it tries to contain a COVID-19 outbreak. Chengdu’s central Jinjiang District would intensify lockdown measures and extend them for at least three days, authorities said in a statement yesterday. Click here to read...

Stability key ahead of CCP meet: Taipei Times
September 5, 2022

Economic and political stability are Beijing’s priorities in the lead-up to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 20th National Congress on Oct. 16, a report commissioned by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said. The CCP would be focusing on touting the “significant advantages of socialism with Chinese characteristics,” and major economic and social development achievements, the report said, adding that all official propaganda apparatuses and social media platforms, as well as music, television and film productions, would therefore be “telling good stories about China,” “spreading positive energy” and doing service to “the Chinese dream that reinvigorates the Zhonghua minzu ,( Chinese ethnic group).” Click here to read...

Why is retirement beckoning for 11 members of the Communist Party of China’s top decision-making body? : South China Morning Post
September 5, 2022

Fading out gradually is seldom an option for top Chinese leaders.
They appear on prime-time news every night. Then, when the day of retirement comes, they suddenly vanish, rarely making public appearances or comments. Little is known about how they spend their time. The biggest mystery is how retirement decisions are made. For those who sit on the Politburo – the top echelon of the ruling Communist Party – the only guideline, in place since the party’s first orderly power transition in 2002, remains the unwritten rule of retiring at the age of 68. It was established gradually after decades of political turmoil to rejuvenate the party and ensure a stable transition of leadership at the top. Click here to read...

Chinese localities urge public to stay put or reduce travel during upcoming holidays to stop COVID: Global Times
September 5, 2022

Although two of the most important holidays in the second half of the year - the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day Holiday - are approaching in China, people may have to temporarily delay their long-distance travel plans due to the resurgence of COVID-19 in various cities. To stop the spread of the virus, many Chinese localities have requested residents to stay put or reduce travel during the holidays. Click here to read...

Evidence shows US’ NSA behind attack on email system of Chinese leading aviation university: Global Times
September 5, 2022

The email system of a university in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province – well-known for its aviation, aerospace and navigation studies – was found to have been attacked by the US’ National Security Agency (NSA), the Global Times learned from a source on Monday. Click here to read...

Henan official suspected of financial violations: China Daily
September 5, 2022

Chen Yimin, former director of the Henan Provincial Rural Credit Union, is suspected of serious violations of discipline and law, and is currently undergoing disciplinary review and supervision investigation by the Henan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision, the commission announced on Friday. Click here to read...

China steps up efforts to increase people's scientific knowledge: China Military
September 5, 2022

China has issued a guideline on facilitating the popularization of science to encourage innovation throughout society. Describing the propagation of scientific knowledge as a fundamental task for promoting innovation-driven development, the document underscores the importance of giving equal importance to both the popularization of science, and scientific and technological innovation. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 303 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 303 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 105 were in Sichuan and 64 in Tibet, the National Health Commission said Monday. Altogether 1,249 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Sunday, including 452 in Tibet, 162 in Heilongjiang, 95 in Qinghai and 93 in Liaoning, said the commission in its report. Click here to read...

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