China: Daily Scan, June 06, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China’s ‘no jab, no insurance’ notice for over-60s blamed on misreading of policy: South China Morning Post
June 3, 2022

Elderly people over 60 who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine will not have their basic medical insurance suspended, a local government in China’s port city of Wenzhou has clarified, after a notice from community officials sparked alarm. Residents of the community in Wenzhou’s Kunyang town had been notified that, unless they had hospital certificates to exempt them, unvaccinated elderly people would be barred from public spaces like supermarkets, the Beijing-based China News Weekly reported on Wednesday. Click here to read...

China-Pakistan working group meeting stresses safe, smooth progress of CPEC projects: Global Times
June 03, 2022

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Transportation Infrastructure working group has held its 9th meeting by video link, during which the two sides conducted "candid exchanges" on "remaining issues" concerning some completed projects and discussed plans for projects under construction, aiming to ensure safe and steady progress, according to the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. Click here to read...

Xinjiang plans over 134 bln USD fixed-asset investment in 2022: Xinhuanet
June 3, 2022

Northwest China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region plans a total fixed-asset investment of over 900 billion yuan (about 134.1 billion U.S. dollars) in 2022. The regional development and reform commission said the investment will focus on major projects in infrastructures and strategic emerging sectors, including railways, airports, power transmission lines and new energy bases. Click here to read...

1st batch of Chinese emergency humanitarian medicine aid arrives in Sri Lanka: Xinhuanet
June 4, 2022

The first batch of Chinese emergency humanitarian medicine aid arrived at Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport on Friday night. China fully relates to the difficulties and challenges faced by Sri Lanka and will continue to provide assistance within its capacity through all possible channels, said Chinese Ambassador Qi Zhenhong at the handover ceremony. Click here to read...

Agricultural Bank of China steps up support for manufacturing industries: Xinhuanet
June 4, 2022

The Agricultural Bank of China, one of the country's largest commercial lenders, has scaled up support for the manufacturing sector. By the end of April, the bank's outstanding loans to the manufacturing industry exceeded 2 trillion yuan (about 298 billion U.S. dollars), an increase of nearly 16 percent compared with the beginning of the year, according to the bank. Click here to read...

Beijing issues action plan to stimulate business, consumption amid epidemic: Xinhuanet
June 4, 2022

Beijing has issued an action plan to gear up business operation and consumption as the epidemic eases in the city. According to the plan announced by the Beijing Municipal Government on Thursday, the Chinese capital will upgrade its "white list" of key enterprises in line with different classifications and dynamic management. It aims to facilitate the logistics and transportation services for the enterprises that have resumed production. Click here to read...

Driver killed, eight injured in train accident in China: Reuters
June 4, 2022

A passenger train accident in southwestern China on Saturday killed the driver and injured eight people, state broadcaster CCTV reported. As the Guangzhou-bound train was about to enter a tunnel in Guizhou province, it ploughed into debris deposited on the tracks by a mudslide, derailing two carriages and killing the driver, CCTV reported. Click here to read...

China prioritizes industrial, supply chains stability in reviving industrial economy: Xinhuanet
June 5, 2022

China will make the unimpeded and stable operation of its industrial and supply chains a top priority, as it looks to revive its industrial economy after flare-ups of COVID-19 in recent months. Click here to read...

More than a hundred COVID-19 silent carriers reported in NE China’s border city: Global Times
June 5, 2022

A total of 128 COVID-19 asymptomatic cases have been reported in Northeast China's Liaoning Province from May 24 to Saturday, all in the border city Dandong which is about 160 kilometers from Pyongyang. Click here to read...

Train derailment sounds alarm for road, rail networks as flood season in S.China comes: Global Times
June 5, 2022

The Guizhou-Guangzhou Railway resumed operation on Sunday after a high-speed train derailed in Southwest China's Guizhou Province due to a mudslide on Saturday, killing a driver and injuring one attendant and seven passengers. Click here to read...

Drones deployed on aircraft carrier Shandong; 'more advanced tech to come soon': Global Times
June 5, 2022

The deployment of lightweight drones on the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's aircraft carrier Shandong sparked a wave of speculation by overseas media, which hyped that China has surpassed the US in deploying drones on aircraft carriers. Click here to read...

Chinese EV makers scramble to acquire lithium, aiming to curb battery prices: Global Times
June 05, 2022

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) industry players such as BYD are striving to secure deals with lithium mines overseas in a bid to curb surging prices of batteries while securing the stable supply of EVs, for which China is one of the leading producers in the world. Click here to read...

China’s property market gradually rebounds during Dragon Boat Festival, as government supportive measures kick in: Global Times
June 5, 2022

China's real estate market saw brisk business during the Dragon Boat Festival, with second-hand home transactions increasing from the previous month, industry insiders told the Global Times on Sunday, pointing to a gradual recovery amid intensifying efforts to boost the property market and stabilize housing and land prices. Click here to read...

Xi urges efforts to build beautiful China: Quishi
June 6, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday urged efforts to build a beautiful China in which humanity and nature coexist in harmony and contribute more to jointly constructing a clean and beautiful world. Click here to read...

Beijing lifts several COVID measures: China Daily
June 6, 2022

Beijing announced it would lift a series of COVID-19 control and prevention measures starting Monday, considering the current epidemic situation. Except for Fengtai district and some places in Changping, all restaurants in the city can resume dine-in services starting Monday, city authorities said. Click here to read...

Chinese ambassador to India revisits Chennai to follow up summit's spirit; bilateral relations 'have opportunities for breakthrough': Global Times
June 6, 2022

In a sharp slap in the face to the West, which attempts to drive a wedge between China and India by piling pressure on New Delhi to take a tough stance against Moscow with the hypothesis that the country may face "similar challenges" from China in the future, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar outlined the country's position by emphasizing that China-India relations have nothing to do with the Russia-Ukraine conflict and India is capable of managing its ties with Beijing. Click here to read...

Shandong Port Group releases China’s first emissions inventory for ports: Global Times
June 6, 2022

Shandong Port Group (SPG) released the nation's first emissions inventory among China's ports, aiming to support the country's carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. The emissions inventory was released on Sunday, according to SPG's official Wechat account, marking SPG's start of a new chapter of systematic assessment, precise policy implementation and carbon reduction as another milestone in constructing the world's leading smart and green ports. Click here to read...

China astronauts sent to complete space station: Taipei Times
June 6, 2022

China yesterday launched a rocket carrying three astronauts on a mission to complete construction on its new space station, the latest milestone in Beijing’s drive to become a major space power. Click here to read...

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