China: Daily Scan, June 10, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China to improve public interest litigations on water resources: Xinhuanet
June 9, 2022

A new regulation on establishing and improving the cooperation mechanism between water resources law enforcement and procuratorial public interest litigations was made public Thursday. Click here to read...

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
June 9, 2022

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of several officials on Thursday. Xu Lin replaced Nie Chenxi as head of the National Radio and Television Administration, and no longer serves as director of the State Council Information Office. Chen Daojiang was appointed China's permanent representative to the International Seabed Authority, replacing Tian Qi. Click here to read...

Chinese president appoints new ambassadors: Xinhuanet
June 9, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed nine new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, according to a statement from China's top legislature on Thursday. Sun Haiyan was appointed China's ambassador to Singapore, replacing Hong Xiaoyong. Zhang Jianwei was appointed ambassador to Kuwait, replacing Li Minggang. Zhang Yiming was appointed ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, replacing Ni Jian. Click here to read...

Chinese-invested uranium mine exceeds budgeted production targets in 2021: Xinhuanet
June 9, 2022

Rossing Uranium, a Chinese-invested company in Namibia, exceeded budgeted production targets by a significant margin, as the 2,882 tonnes of U3O8 produced during 2021 represented a 16 percent increase compared to 2020, the company's managing director Johan Coetzee said. Click here to read...

China releases new geologic map of Moon: Xinhuanet
June 9, 2022

China has released a new geologic map of the Moon on a scale of 1:2,500,000, the first one in the world, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Chinese scientists from the Institute of Geochemistry of the CAS and other research institutes and universities have created the map based on data from the country's Chang'e project and other data and research findings from international organizations. Click here to read...

Ex-manager of China's power firm given death with reprieve over bribery: Xinhuanet
June 9, 2022

A former manager of state-owned China Huadian Corporation Ltd. was sentenced Thursday to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes worth 468 million yuan (about 70.05 million U.S. dollars). Click here to read...

China launches manhunt for telecom, online fraud suspects: Xinhuanet
June 9, 2022

China launched a manhunt on Thursday for major heads and key members of telecom and online fraud gangs across the country. The yearlong operation, launched by a joint task force under the State Council, vowed to bring the suspects to justice and demanded that they surrender in order to receive leniency. Click here to read...

Guideline to help MSMEs stay afloat: China Daily
June 9, 2022

New measures to lower taxes, increase financing for companies struggling due to COVID-19 outbreaks. China is beefing up support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) by enacting measures to alleviate the financial burden brought on by outbreaks of COVID-19. Click here to read...

PLA jet crash with the pilot surviving: China Daily
June 9, 2022

A J-7 fighter jet belonging to the People's Liberation Army Air Force crashed on Thursday morning in Hubei province's Xiangyang, with the pilot surviving, according to China Central Television. A local resident was killed, and two others were injured. Click here to read...

Breakthrough achieved in quantum computing: China Daily
June 9, 2022

Chinese physicists have created a large-scale, ordered and tunable lattice of Majorana zero mode, one of the most exotic phenomena in condensed matter physics-the study of the physical properties of matter, according to a study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Chinese scientists make breakthrough in push toward intelligent robotics: Global Times
June 09, 2022

Chinese scientists have developed a multimode-fused spiking neuron (MFSN) array that can sense different shapes, temperatures and weights just like people’s multisensory perception. It can contribute to the development of highly intelligent robotics in future. Click here to read...

China-Russia trade up 28.9% in Jan-May; further growth expected: Global Times
Jun 09, 2022

China's trade with Russia saw faster growth in the first five months of 2022, according to Chinese customs data on Thursday, as Russia accelerated the shift of its supply chain to Asia amid US-led Western economic sanctions. Click here to read...

China's securities regulator says no assessment pending on Ant IPO: Global Times
June 09, 2022

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said on Thursday that it is not assessing or studying the potential revival of Ant Group's IPO, in response to media reports claiming that the agency has set up teams to review the fintech firm's listing plan. Click here to read...

China's smartphone makers chip away at Samsung, Apple's Russian market share: Reuters
June 9, 2022

China's market share in the Russian smartphone market jumped significantly in May as manufacturers like Apple and Samsung (005930.KS) paused new sales in Russia and Western sanctions weighed on the Russian economy. Click here to read...

Another district in Beijing shuts entertainment venues to contain COVID outbreak: Reuters
June 9, 2022

China's capital city of Beijing shut down entertainment venues in its Dongcheng district from Thursday in an effort to contain a new outbreak of COVID-19, the state-backed Beijing Daily said late on Thursday. The move came after Beijing's largest district, Chaoyang, also ordered entertainment venues and internet cafes to shut from 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) on Thursday. Click here to read...

Japan, China defense chiefs to meet June 12 amid Chinese naval activity: Kyodo
June 9, 2022

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi will meet with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe Sunday on the sidelines of a security forum in Singapore to air concerns over Beijing repeatedly sending ships around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, a government source said Wednesday. Click here to read...

Chinese state broadcasting gets a new chief: Xi protégé Xu Lin: South China Morning Post
June 9, 2022

Xu Lin, a protégé of President Xi Jinping, has taken over as head of the National Radio and Television Administration, which oversees state broadcasting in China. The 59-year-old attended an event at the NRTA in Beijing on Wednesday as its director and Communist Party branch secretary, according to a post on the agency’s website. It said Xu spoke about creating television shows that focus on ordinary people’s stories for the ruling party’s national congress later this year. It was the first confirmation that Xu has been appointed to the top job at the NRTA and comes ahead of a twice-a-decade political reshuffle at the party congress, to be held in autumn. While China is likely to see a new leadership line-up unveiled at the event, Xi is expected to secure a third term as the party’s top leader. Click here to read...

Chinese court awards woman US$4,500 compensation for 7 years of housework and child-rearing from ex-husband after divorce: South China Morning Post
June 9, 2022

A woman in China who received 30,000 yuan (US$4,500) in compensation for being a full-time wife and mother during her marriage has kicked off a national discourse about housework in mainland China. The woman, surnamed Wang, from Suzhou city in Jiangsu province, eastern China, was awarded the payment as compensation for being the full-time family carer for about seven years after she and her husband, surnamed Tan, divorced this year. During the marriage, Wang was a stay-at-home wife and looked after their son who was born prematurely shortly after the couple married in 2015. Wang also handled all the housework while Tan worked full time. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 30 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 10, 2022

The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 30 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 15 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, seven in Beijing, six in Shanghai and two in Liaoning, the National Health Commission said Friday. Click here to read...

Several local cases reported in Beijing, Shanghai: China Daily
June 10, 2022

Beijing and Shanghai reported new clusters of COVID-19 infections on Thursday, involving a bar in Beijing and a beauty salon in Shanghai. The cases show the insidious risks of a rebound of infections still exist, the two cities' health officials warned. Click here to read...

Xi stresses support for employment of college graduates, development of private sector in tour to Sichuan: Global Times
June 10, 2022

During an inspection tour in Southwest China's Sichuan Province on Wednesday, President Xi Jinping stressed the need to adhere to the dynamic zero-COVID strategy of containing the virus while ensuring economic development, called for more effective measures to tackle specific issues such as employment for college graduates and boosted morale by pointing to the bright path ahead. Click here to read...

Shanghai to restart lockdowns, testing in Minhang District: Taipei Times
June 10, 2022

Shanghai tomorrow is to lock down a district of 2.7 million people to conduct mass testing for COVID-19, city authorities said yesterday, as the Chinese metropolis struggles to fully emerge from punishing curbs. Click here to read...

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