China: Daily Scan, June 16, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Former head of state reserves authority under probe: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022

Zhang Wufeng, former director of the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. Zhang is also a former secretary of the leading Party members group of the administration. Click here to read...

Xi's article on China's human rights development to be published: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022

An article by President Xi Jinping on unswervingly following China's human rights development path and advancing the development of China's human rights cause will be published Thursday. Click here to read...

Top political advisor stresses consultation on promoting common prosperity: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022

China's top political advisor Wang Yang Wednesday stressed the significance of research, investigation, and consultation on effectively promoting common prosperity. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, made the remarks during a seminar on the subject. Click here to read...

Xi talks with Putin over phone: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday afternoon held a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. During their conversation, Xi noted that since the beginning of this year, bilateral relations have maintained a sound development momentum in the face of global turbulence and transformations. Click here to read...

China to step up efforts to support private investment: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022

China will step up efforts to support private investment and push ahead with multi-purpose projects aimed at further boosting effective investment, consumption and employment, according to a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read...

China adopts targeted measures to prop up foreign trade: Quishi
June 15, 2022

Against headwinds from the latest resurgences of COVID-19 and external factors causing further disruption, China has implemented a series of targeted measures to promote the continued growth of its foreign trade. Click here to read...

PLA Navy's Type 055 large destroyer Lhasa holds 1st far sea drills in Sea of Japan: Global Times
June 15, 2022

China's second Type 055 large destroyer, the Lhasa, is reportedly holding its first far sea drills by entering the Sea of Japan, with experts saying on Wednesday that the ship has achieved full operational capability and demonstrated its capabilities in deterring possible foreign military interference in the Taiwan Straits at a time when the US and Japan have been repeatedly provoking China over the Taiwan question. Click here to read...

Comrades-in-arms and netizens share their tribute to commemorate border heroes on 2nd anniversary of Galwan Valley clash: Global Times
June 15, 2022

As June 15 marks the second anniversary of the deadly Galwan Valley clash, comrades-in-arms of border defense heroes and many Chinese netizens expressed their tribute with some sharing moments on social media, commemorating the martyrs and paying tribute to those Chinese soldiers hailed as the real model of the young generation. Click here to read...

Chinese companies’ overseas projects boost image of “Made in China construction”: People’s Daily
June 15, 2022

Chinese companies’ overseas projects have not only helped to improve local infrastructure, create job opportunities for local people and cultivate a batch of professionals and technicians, but have also contributed to local economic and social development while introducing advanced Chinese technologies, equipment and construction management standards to the rest of the world, thus boosting the image of “Made in China construction.” Click here to read...

US anxiety to push decoupling with China in mineral supply chains 'a dangerous signal': Global Times
June 16, 2022

Since NATO will adopt a new Strategic Concept for the coming decade at its summit in Madrid later this month, the US is getting increasingly anxious on the issue of critical mineral supply, especially on mineral resources that it heavily relies on China and Russia. Some voices in the US are calling for decoupling with China in relevant fields, and seeking a replacement to ensure US demand due to "the risk of war."
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China's holdings of U.S. Treasuries skid to 12-year low; Japan also cuts holdings: Reuters
June 16, 2022

China's holdings of U.S Treasuries tumbled in April to their lowest since May 2010, data showed on Wednesday, with Chinese investors likely cutting losses as Treasury prices fell after Federal Reserve officials signaled sizable rate hikes to temper soaring inflation. Click here to read...

Washington rebuffs Beijing’s claims over Taiwan Strait: Taipei Times
June 16, 2022

The US on Tuesday backed Taiwan’s assertion that the Taiwan Strait is an international waterway, a further rebuff to Beijing’s claim to exercise sovereignty over the strategic passage. On Monday, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the country “has sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the Taiwan Strait,” and called it “a false claim when certain countries call the Taiwan Strait ‘international waters.’” Click here to read...

U.S. concerned over China's alignment with Russia after Xi-Putin call: Kyodo
June 16, 2022

The United States on Wednesday expressed concern over China's alignment with Russia after the leaders of the two countries reaffirmed their partnership in phone talks in the midst of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Click here to read...

China vows to crack down on online racism, spurred by new details of video featuring Malawi children: South China Morning Post
June 16, 2022

China has promised to crack down on online racism against Africans after it emerged that a racist video first circulated in 2020 was shot in Malawi by a Chinese producer. A BBC investigation aired early this week found that a video in which a group of children are being told to chant phrases in Chinese was shot in Malawi by Chinese national Lu Ke, who allegedly takes hundreds of videos a day to sell. In the video, the children are told to repeat the words: “I am a black monster and my IQ is low”. Click here to read...

China’s party congress promotions to emphasise political security: South China Morning Post
June 16, 2022

President Xi Jinping is expected to consolidate his reshaping of China’s national security apparatus at the 20th party congress in the autumn, to rebuild the battered reputation of a sector that has been plagued with corruption scandals. Under Xi’s leadership, Beijing has significantly sharpened and reshaped the country’s zhengfa departments, the political and legal organs that form its security mechanisms. Observers and insiders expect the process to continue, with appointments that will reinforce Xi’s all-encompassing security vision covering everything from politics, through technology and the Covid-19 response, to food supply. Click here to read...

Senior Chinese official chairs BRICS security meeting: Xinhuanet
June 16, 2022

Yang Jiechi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chaired the 12th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and High Representatives on National Security via video link on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 42 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
June 16, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 42 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 14 in Beijing, 13 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and nine in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Click here to read...

Postgraduate education expanded in past decade: Quishi
June 16, 2022

China has not only educated more postgraduate students in the past decade than ever before, but has also improved the quality of teaching and research programs, training more capable graduates to better serve national development needs. According to the Ministry of Education, more than 600,000 doctoral graduates and 6.5 million master's graduates have been educated in the past decade. Click here to read...

Modest subsidies less likely to boost birthrate: China Daily
June 16, 2022

The distribution of subsidies to help couples raise children is not expected to have a marked impact on encouraging births among college students, according to a recent survey. Instead, boosting nursery care services and offering housing subsidies could play a larger role in raising students' willingness to have children, according to the questionnaire-based survey released by researchers from the Population Development Studies Center at the Renmin University of China in April. Click here to read...

Anhui space lab to foster local talent: China Daily
June 16, 2022

China has established a deep-space exploration laboratory to serve future lunar and interplanetary programs, according to the China National Space Administration. The lab, headquartered in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, is managed by the CNSA, the provincial government of Anhui and the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei. Click here to read...

Guideline released for monkeypox: China Daily
June 16, 2022

China released its first diagnosis and treatment guideline for monkeypox on Wednesday, making it clear that the virus can spread through close contact and droplets, but most patients can recover without special treatment. Click here to read...

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