China: Daily Scan, April 13, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi tells Party cadres to make every possible effort to ensure people's happy lives: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday called on Party cadres to make "every possible effort" to ensure that people can live happy lives. Click here to read...

Chinese premier stresses need to stabilize macroeconomy, ensure people's livelihoods: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for the accelerated implementation of established policies and measures, the stabilization of China's macroeconomy, the maintenance of the country's economy within an appropriate range, and work to ensure people's livelihoods. Click here to read...

China's anti-graft chief urges solid work ahead of 20th CPC national congress: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

China's anti-graft chief has urged solid work on improving Party conduct, enforcing Party discipline and fighting corruption ahead of the 20th national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) later this year. Click here to read...

Chinese, Russian party officials hold talks on inter-party exchanges: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee talked with Boris Gryzlov, chairman of the Supreme Council of the United Russia party on Tuesday via video link. They had indepth exchange of views on inter-party exchange and cooperation and other issues of common concern. Click here to read...

China accelerates issuance of local-gov't special bonds: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

The issuance of local-government special bonds in China has progressed much faster and is more advanced this year than in previous years, an official said Tuesday. The country has allocated all special bond quotas for project construction, Vice Minister of Finance Xu Hongcai told a press conference.Click here to read...

China rolls out five-year plan on family education: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

A five-year plan on the guidance and development of family education has been released by 11 relevant agencies, including the Ministry of Education and the All-China Women's Federation. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 1,500 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 1,500 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission's Wednesday report showed. Of the new local confirmed cases, 1,189 were reported in Shanghai, while 233 were reported in Jilin, 22 in Guangdong, 14 in Hainan, and 12 in Zhejiang, according to the commission. Click here to read...

China at critical point in fight against COVID-19: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

China will maintain its dynamic zero-COVID approach as the country is at a critical moment in the fight against COVID-19, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission (NHC) said Tuesday. The epidemic is still surging and spreading, NHC spokesperson Mi Feng told a press conference. The Chinese mainland Monday recorded 1,251 locally transmitted confirmed cases and 23,295 asymptomatic cases. Click here to read...

China steps up COVID-19 response in schools: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Chinese health and education departments have upgraded COVID-19 prevention and control measures in schools to cope with the latest outbreak. Universities, kindergartens, and middle and primary schools are required to tighten daily monitoring of the health of students and the faculty. They must collect body-temperature reports and follow up on those on sick leave, said the latest COVID-19 response guideline released by the National Health Commission and the Ministry of Education on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Beijing to have 700,000 electric vehicle charging piles by 2025: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022

Beijing plans to build more electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the coming years, with the total number of charging piles reaching 700,000 by 2025. Local authorities will encourage the installation of electric vehicle charging piles in the residential quarters across the city in the coming years, said Chai Wenzhong, an official with the Beijing municipal commission of urban management. Click here to read...

China smooths logistics amid COVID-19 control to meet daily, industrial needs: China Daily
April 13, 2022

China has taken steps to facilitate logistics to ensure the supply of necessities for households and industries amid COVID-19 flare-ups in certain parts of the country, which it is tackling with rigorous measures. Click here to read...

Action plan puts measures in place to ensure national food security: China Daily
April 12, 2022

China released an action plan recently on expanding the planting of soybean and oil crops at State-owned farms to ensure national food security and the supply of important agricultural products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. This year, the country will plant more than 973,300 hectares of soybeans and 300,000 hectares of oil crops including rapeseed, sunflower and peanuts at State-owned farms, and the yield of soybean and oil crops is expected to increase by 2 percent, the plan said. Click here to read...

Railway services reduced to minimize virus risks: China Daily
April 13, 2022

A freight train loaded with anti-epidemic supplies for Shanghai pulls out of a freight station in Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, April 10, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
China's railway operator has reduced or suspended passenger train services in epidemic-affected areas to limit the risk of spreading the virus via the railway network, China State Railway Group said on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Changes to ease shortages in Shanghai, Jilin introduced: China Daily
April 12, 2022

China's top economic planner has launched an interprovincial system to increase vegetable supplies in support of Shanghai and Jilin province, the hardest-hit areas by the current outbreak of COVID-19, an official from National Development and Reform Commission said on Tuesday in Beijing. Click here to read...

John Lee secures 786 nominations, far exceeding Chief Executive applicant threshold, formally submits application: Global Times
April 13, 2022

Former Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), John Lee Ka-chiu, formally submitted his nomination form to the Electoral Affairs Commission, and said he had secured 786 nominations as of Wednesday, which far exceeds the nomination threshold for the upcoming Chief Executive election to be held on May 8. Click here to read...

Motor vehicles prohibited on roads amid epidemic, says Shanghai public security authority: Global Times
April 13, 2022

Motor vehicles are prohibited from driving on roads amid the COVID-19 epidemic, except for those used for epidemic prevention and control, life support, urban operation, emergency response, emergency medical treatment and other necessary reasons, Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Home quarantine for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients risky for treatment and spread: Global Times
April 13, 2022

It is risky for COVID-19 patients who are asymptomatic to stay home instead of in centralized quarantine, as they might cause further transmission and miss the optimal treatment period, said Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to read...

Pakistani new-elected PM Shehbaz vows to further strengthen bilateral cooperation with China: Global Times
April 13, 2022

Pakistani new-elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with Charge d 'affaires Pang Chunxue of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan at the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday. Shehbaz noted that the new Pakistani government attaches great importance to developing relations with China and is willing to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in agriculture, science and technology, education and poverty alleviation. Click here to read...

Mountaineering flourishes in China’s Tibet autonomous region: People’s Daily
April 13, 2022

At 4:20 a.m. on May 25, 1960, Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and Qu Yinhua, mountaineers with an average age of 24 years old, ascended to the top of Mount Qomolangma from its northern slope, which is considered so high that even birds can’t fly over. It was the first time that Chinese people had reached the top of the world’s highest peak, and also the first time that mankind had climbed to the summit of Mount Qomolangma from its northern slope. Click here to read...

Tibet autonomous region fosters new growth areas of foreign trade: People’s Daily
April 13, 2022

"You have completed the order and received full payment," said a transaction notification received by Li Chaohua, a man that runs a trade company in southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, in late February this year. A double-decker pure electric tour bus manufactured by Chinese carmaker BYD drives by the Potala Palace, Lhasa. Click here to read...

Shanghai patients crowdsource medical help during COVID lockdown: Reuters
April 12, 2022

Shanghai residents have turned online for grassroots help on medical treatment as the city's tough COVID-19 curbs limit access to healthcare and fuel frustration and anxiety. While the city of 25 million has used lockdowns and extensive testing to fight the disease, those suffering from other medical conditions are posting requests for help in mutual-help platforms and social media chat groups. Click here to read...

China's imports unexpectedly fall on domestic COVID curbs: Reuters
April 13, 2022

China's imports unexpectedly fell in March as COVID-19 curbs across large parts of the country hampered freight arrivals and weakened demand, while export growth slowed slightly and analysts expected trade to worsen in the second quarter. Click here to read...

U.S. human rights report says China continues "genocide" on Uyghurs: Kyodo
April 13, 2022

The U.S. State Department said Tuesday that acts of "genocide" have continued against the Muslim Uyghur minority in China's far-western Xinjiang region, revealing the findings in its latest annual human rights report. The report, covering events of last year, also warned of the "creeping authoritarianism that threatens both human rights and democracy," pointing to Russia's invasion of Ukraine as the most notable current example. Click here to read...

No home isolation for mild Covid-19 cases, China’s chief epidemiologist says: South China Morning Post
April 13, 2022

China will not let asymptomatic Covid-19 patients isolate at home because of the risk of spreading the disease or developing severe illness, according to one of the country’s top epidemiologists. “There remain risks if the so-called asymptomatic carriers are quarantined at home,” Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Tuesday, as he defended the policy to send all asymptomatic carriers to centralised quarantine facilities. Click here to read...

Shanghai’s Covid-19 cases resume setting daily records after a one-day pause, extending horizon of citywide lockdown: South China Morning Post
April 13, 2022

Shanghai reported 26,330 confirmed Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, setting a daily record for the 11th time in 12 days, underscoring how the disease has defied more than a week of lockdowns and quarantines to be deeply entrenched in the population of 25 million people. Symptomatic cases surged again after ebbing for two days, rising to 1,189 cases from 914 a day earlier, according to data released by the local health commission. The vast majority of infections remained asymptomatic, and no fatality has yet been linked directly to Covid-19 since March 1. Click here to read...

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