China: Daily Scan, August 03, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China to improve sci-tech services for rural population: Xinhuanet
August 2, 2022

China will launch a national campaign to better mobilize the science and technology sector to contribute to the country's rural revitalization drive, according to a new set of guidelines. Jointly issued by the China Association for Science and Technology and the National Rural Revitalization Administration, the guidelines specify a series of key tasks, including providing sci-tech training, lectures and industry-specific guidance to rural areas. Click here to read...

PLA Eastern Theater Command conducts joint military operations around Taiwan Island: China Military
August 2, 2022

"The PLA Eastern Theater Command will conduct a series of joint military operations around the Taiwan Island from the evening of August 2," said Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in a written statement on Tuesday evening. Click here to read...

Self-driving firms ramp up investment, accelerating innovations: Global Times
August 2, 2022

Several Chinese self-driving companies have announced new investments and the landing of self-driving taxi services after the nation's first regulation on smart vehicles came into effect in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province on Monday, the Global Times learned. These steps indicate that China's autonomous driving technology is now accelerating into the advanced stage as a global leader, analysts said. Click here to read...

PLA Navy commissions destroyer: China Daily
August 2, 2022

A sixth Type 055-class guided-missile destroyer has been commissioned by the People's Liberation Army Navy and has taken part in a live-fire exercise, according to the PLA Navy. In an article published on its official WeChat account on Sunday, the PLA Navy said the CNS Yan'an, a Type 055 destroyer, recently conducted a sea strike exercise in the South China Sea with CNS Xianning, a Type 054A-class guided-missile frigate. Click here to read...

Party's absolute leadership of military further ensured: China Daily
August 2, 2022

The principle of upholding the absolute leadership of the Communist Party of China over the military-a crucial experience that the People's Liberation Army has drawn from revolutionary times and which has been strengthened in the past decade-must never change, particularly as the country faces an increasingly complicated situation, experts said. Click here to read...

Chinese FM makes remarks on U.S. violation of China's sovereignty: Xinhuanet
August 3, 2022

In disregard of China's solemn representations, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brazenly went ahead with her visit to China's Taiwan region, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. Click here to read...

China summons U.S. ambassador over Pelosi's visit to Taiwan: Xinhuanet
August 3, 2022

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng urgently summoned the U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns late Tuesday night and lodged stern representations and strong protests over Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 38 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
August 3, 2022

The Chinese mainland Tuesday reported 38 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 12 in Hainan and 10 in Gansu, according to the National Health Commission's report Wednesday. Click here to read...

Statement by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Pelosi's visit to Taiwan: China Military
August 3, 2022

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday issued a statement on Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region. Following is the full text of the statement: Click here to read...

China announces zero-tariff treatment for least-developed countries: Qiushi
August 3, 2022

China will offer zero-tariff treatment on 98 percent of taxable products from 16 least-developed countries, including Togo, Djibouti, Cambodia and Rwanda, according to a statement released by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council on Monday. Click here to read...

State Council working harder to shore up nation's job market: China Daily
August 3, 2022

The central government has scaled up measures to create jobs and stabilize the job market, pledging to continue to issue loans to eligible startups and self-employed individuals and help college graduates and migrant workers find jobs. Click here to read...

PLA drills involving missiles, J-20 stealth fighters surround Taiwan as Pelosi lands on island: Global Times
August 3, 2022

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday started to commence joint military exercises surrounding the island of Taiwan, featuring J-20 stealth fighter jets and test firing of conventional missiles that analysts said could fly over the island, right after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed on the island, with additional important drills announced for days to come. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland suspends imports of citrus fruits, some frozen fish from island of Taiwan starting from Wed: Global Times
August 3, 2022

Chinese mainland suspends imports of citrus fruits, some frozen fish from island of Taiwan starting from Wed: CustomsClick here to read...

Pelosi says U.S. chip bill offers opportunity for U.S.-Taiwan cooperation: Reuters
August 3, 2022

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the Taiwanese parliament on Wednesday the U.S. chip bill would offer a good opportunity for U.S.-Taiwan cooperation in the chip industry. Pelosi also said she wants to increase parliamentary exchanges with Taiwan. Click here to read...

U.S. will not abandon Taiwan despite China threats, Pelosi tells Tsai: Kyodo
August 3, 2022

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen Wednesday the United States will honor its commitment to the democratic self-ruled island, amid mounting cross-strait tensions over her visit and China's strong warnings against it. "Today, our delegation, which I'm very proud, came to Taiwan to make unequivocally clear we will not abandon our commitment to Taiwan. And we're proud of our enduring friendship," Pelosi said at her meeting with Tsai. Click here to read...

US speaker makes late-night landing: Taipei Times
August 3, 2022

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taipei last night and was reportedly scheduled to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, legislators and democracy advocates before departing later today. The speaker departed from Kuala Lumpur yesterday afternoon and touched down at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) at about 10:43pm, where she was greeted by Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu. Click here to read...

Taiwan raises combat alertness as China postures: Taipei Times
August 3, 2022

The Ministry of National Defense yesterday raised its combat alertness level until noon tomorrow in response to Chinese live-fire exercises ahead of a visit to Taiwan by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The alert is to be adjusted depending on the military threat from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), a source familiar with the matter said. Click here to read...

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