China: Daily Scan, August 8, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China announces eight countermeasures in response to Pelosi’s Taiwan island visit: Global Times
August 05, 2022

China announces eight countermeasures in response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit:

1. Canceling China-US Theater Commanders Talk.
2. Canceling China-US Defense Policy Coordination Talks (DPCT).
3. Canceling China-US Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) meetings.
4. Suspending China-US cooperation on the repatriation of illegal immigrants.
5. Suspending China-US cooperation on legal assistance in criminal matters.
6. Suspending China-US cooperation against transnational crimes.
7. Suspending China-US counternarcotics cooperation.
8. Suspending China-US talks on climate change. Click here to read...

China unveils bullet trains built for Indonesia: China Daily
August 5, 2022

Bullet trains tailored for the high-speed railway network linking the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, and the city of Bandung were unveiled on Friday in eastern China, marking an important milestone of the project and preparing for the line's scheduled opening, China Railway International said. Click here to read...

Chinese FM expounds on China's position on Taiwan question: Xinhuanet
August 6, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a press conference for Chinese and foreign media here on Friday afternoon after attending the meetings of foreign ministers on East Asia cooperation. Click here to read...

Chinese, Russian FMs meet in Cambodia: Xinhuanet
August 6, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here on Friday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the latter's request on the sidelines of meetings of foreign ministers on East Asia cooperation, with both sides agreeing to maintain strategic coordination and deepen practical cooperation. Click here to read...

Chinese FM makes 3-point proposal to strengthen East Asia cooperation: Xinhuanet
August 6, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday made a three-point proposal to enhance East Asia cooperation when attending the 12th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Click here to read...

Chinese banks provide more loans to private businesses: Xinhuanet
August 6, 2022

China has increased lending support for the private sector, according to its top banking and insurance regulator. Outstanding loans to private enterprises by banking financial institutions stood at 58.2 trillion yuan (8.64 trillion U.S. dollars) at the end of June, up 11.4 percent from a year ago, according to the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. Click here to read...

National education mandatory in HK: China Daily
August 6, 2022

Hong Kong college students are expected to have a better understanding of national development as completing national education courses has become a requirement for graduation. Click here to read...

Halt of China-US military talks shows nation's resolve to safeguard core interest: China Daily
August 7, 2022

China's unprecedentedly strong countermeasure of canceling Sino-US military talks has demonstrated the nation's resolve to safeguard its core interest, which was seriously violated by United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, observers said. Click here to read...

China’s first domestic oral anti-COVID-19 drug is priced at less than 300 yuan per bottle/35 tablets: Global Times
August 7, 2022

China's first domestically developed oral drug for COVID-19 treatment has set its initial price at less than 300 yuan ($44.4) per bottle, as observers said the drug will help ensure more Chinese families access to COVID-19 treatment. Click here to read...

PLA bomber formations cross Taiwan Straits from two directions in latest drills: Global Times
August 7, 2022

The last day of scheduled military exercises around Taiwan island by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Sunday featured island saturation attack drills and bomber deterrence flights in the Straits, a move experts said formed a powerful deterrence to "Taiwan independence" secessionists and external interference forces, greatly promoted the reunification process, and rehearsed a potential real operation. Click here to read...

Sri Lanka asks China to defer arrival of ship after India objects: Reuters
August 7, 2022

Sri Lanka has asked China to defer the planned visit of a Chinese survey ship to the island country after an objection from India, a government source told Reuters on Sunday. The Chinese research and survey vessel, Yuan Wang 5, was still on its way to Sri Lanka's Hambantota port. It is scheduled to arrive there on Aug. 11, according to shipping data from Refinitiv. Click here to read...

China names new senior security chief for Hong Kong: Reuters
August 8, 2022

The Chinese government named Sonny Au as the secretary-general of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's Committee for safeguarding the national security of the city, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. Au replaces Eric Chan, Xinhua reported. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 324 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
August 8, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 324 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 259 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said Monday. Altogether 483 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on the day, said the commission in its report. Click here to read...

China probes into accusations of coal price gouging: Xinhuanet
August 8, 2022

China's State Administration for Market Regulation has conducted investigations on activities of bidding up coal prices, the administration said Friday.Three investigation teams have been sent to provincial-level regions of Shanxi, Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi, the country's major coal-producing regions, to advance regulations on coal price gouging. Click here to read...

PLA Eastern Theater Command continues joint exercises to test precision strike capabilities: China Military
August 8, 2022

The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) continued its joint combat training exercises as scheduled on Sunday in the waters and airspace around the Taiwan Island. Click here to read...

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