China: Daily Scan, September 6, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi orders all-out rescue efforts after 6.8-magnitude earthquake in SW China: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts to minimize casualties after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday, stressing that saving lives should be taken as the primary task. Click here to read...

China strongly condemns U.S. cyber attacks on China's Northwestern Polytechnical University: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

China strongly condemns the cyber attacks launched by the United States on China's Northwestern Polytechnical University, and urges the U.S. side to offer an explanation and immediately stop its unlawful moves, Foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said Monday. Click here to read...

China's central bank to cut forex reserve requirement ratio by 2 percentage points: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

China's central bank on Monday said that it will cut the foreign exchange reserve requirement ratio for financial institutions by 2 percentage points from Sept. 15. The reserve requirement ratio will be reduced from its current 8 percent to 6 percent, the People's Bank of China said in a short notice on its website. Click here to read...

Means of production prices rise in China: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

Most of the capital goods monitored by the Chinese government posted higher prices in late August compared with mid-August this year, according to official data. Of the 50 major goods monitored by the government, which include seamless steel tubes, gasoline, coal, fertilizer and some agricultural products mainly used for processing, 25 saw their prices increase, while 24 posted lower prices, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 264 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 264 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 68 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission's report Tuesday. A total of 1,235 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read...

China launches nationwide campaign to boost cybersecurity awareness: Xinhuanet
September 5, 2022

The 2022 China Cybersecurity Week kicked off Monday in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province. The event, which will last until Sept. 11, will consist of both online and offline activities held across the country. Click here to read...

China to boost science popularization by highlighting cyberspace, social funds: Qiushi
September 6, 2022

China will further promote science popularization by highlighting the roles of cyberspace and social funds, according to Li Meng, vice minister of science and technology, at a press conference Monday. The country will strengthen the coordination of over 40 government agencies to jointly implement a newly issued official document on the work of science and technology popularization in the new era, said Li. Click here to read...

Nine government organs launch nationwide campaign to crack down on internet-related criminal activities: Global Times
September 5, 2022

Nine government organs of China, including the Ministry of Public Security and Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), have launched a one-and-a-half-year nationwide campaign to crack down on and punish criminal activities related to the internet. They also vowed to make every effort to continue and deepen the fight against organized crime in cyberspace. Click here to read...

China-Nepal railway is a way to prosperity; talk of ‘debt trap’ just noise, says Nepali Ambassador to China: Global Times
September 5, 2022

The China-Nepal railway project is a way to our prosperity and it can be a project of the century for Nepal, Nepali Ambassador to China Bishnu Pukar Shrestha told the Global Times in an exclusive interview. Click here to read...

PLA practices counterattack in foreign territories during Russian Vostok-2022 drills: Global Times
September 5, 2022

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) practiced joint counterattack in foreign territories with the main battle tanks, howitzers, attack helicopters and fighter jets during the ongoing Vostok-2022 exercises in Russia, which displayed the PLA's outstanding systematic combat capabilities in unfamiliar lands. Click here to read...

China policymakers see renewed urgency for economic support: Reuters
September 5, 2022

Chinese policymakers signalled a renewed sense of urgency on Monday for steps to shore up the flagging economy, saying this quarter was a critical time for policy action as evidence points to a further loss of economic momentum. Click here to read...

Kazakhstan says China's Xi to visit, in first foreign trip since pandemic: Reuters
September 5, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Kazakhstan on Sept. 14, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Monday, in what would be his first foreign trip since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Xi will meet Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and sign a number of bilateral documents, ministry spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov told a briefing. Click here to read...

Chinese air force incursions spike dramatically: Taipei Times
September 5, 2022

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force last month made 446 incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the Defense Post reported on Thursday. Last month’s incursions far surpassed the number recorded during the whole of 2020, the report said. Click here to read...

Chinese state media chief vows to toe the line for Communist Party’s national congress: South China Morning Post
September 6, 2022

The head of Xinhua has pledged not to stray from instructions by President Xi Jinping for “one minute”, saying the state news agency will create a “favourable information environment” ahead of the 20th national Communist Party congress in mid-October.
Xinhua editor-in-chief Fu Hua said on Friday the party mouthpiece would publicise the progress of Xi’s governance of the country, and tell the stories of China, of socialism with Chinese characteristics and of the party, to create a stable and healthy economic environment, a peaceful and prosperous social environment, and a clean political environment. Click here to read...

China gaming crackdown: ByteDance cuts ‘hundreds of jobs’ from its video game operations in Shanghai and Hangzhou, sources say: South China Morning Post
September 6, 2022

ByteDance, TikTok’s owner, is aggressively downsizing its video gaming unit, affecting hundreds of employees, in a fresh sign that the smart money in China is continuing to exit the heavily regulated industry, according to people familiar with the situation. The Beijing-based company, which only one year ago was pouring millions into its gaming operations, has stripped Shanghai-based Wushuang Studio of most of its staff through lay-offs and internal transfers, after the closure of 101 Studio in June, said the people familiar, who declined to be named as the information is not public yet. Click here to read...

China slams US over alleged Trojan horse attack on university servers: South China Morning Post
September 6, 2022

China has slammed alleged US hacking of its top state-funded university, urging Washington to “stop stealing [from] and attacking other countries” and help to maintain cybersecurity. This comes after a joint investigation by the university and cyber sleuths concluded that Trojan attacks which saw nearly 140 gigabytes of high-value data stolen in recent years from networks across China had originated in the United States. The Chinese foreign ministry condemned the alleged hacking, saying “China firmly opposes any form of cyberattacks”. Click here to read...

China's battery producer CATL officially launches Hungarian plant: People’s Daily
September 6, 2022

Chinese battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) signed a real estate deal with the city of Debrecen in Hungary on Monday, marking the official launch of its second European plant. Click here to read...

China ramps up efforts to refund VAT credits to enterprises: People’s Daily
September 6, 2022

China's value-added tax (VAT) credit refunds this year have exceeded the total of those in the previous three years, and its VAT credit refunds scheduled for the whole year had been handled before the second quarter ended. Click here to read...

Over 50,000 people relocated after Sichuan’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake killing at least 65; 10 aftershocks of 3.0-magnitude or above recorded: Global Times
September 6, 2022

More than 50,000 people have relocated as of Tuesday morning after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Luding county in Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday, killing at least 65 people, leaving 248 injured and 12 missing. As of 7:00 am on Tuesday, a total of 10 aftershocks of 3.0-magnitude or above have been recorded, including one earthquake of 4.0 to 4.9 magnitude, nine earthquakes of 3.0 to 3.9 magnitude, and the largest aftershocks of 4.2 magnitude so far, according to China Earthquake Networks Center. Click here to read...

Over 1000 PAP troops join rescue efforts in earthquake-hit Luding: China Military
September 6, 2022

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolted Luding County,Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 12:52 of September 5. According to the latest update by CCTV (as of 23:16, Spet. 5), 46 people have lost their lives in the earthquake, with 29 deaths reported in Ganzi and 17 in Ya'an; in addition, there are 16 people missing and another 50 wounded.Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 264 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
September 6, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 264 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 68 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission's report Tuesday. A total of 1,235 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified. Click here to read...

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