China: Daily Scan, May 12, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China to prioritize employment in fiscal and monetary policies, mobilize existing assets to boost effective investment: Xinhunaet
May 12, 2022

China will adopt fiscal and monetary policies that prioritize job reation, as part of efforts to keep overall economic performance stable, according to a decision made at the State Council's Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Chinese premier stresses employment-first fiscal, monetary policies: Xinhunaet
May 11, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday urged to implement related fiscal and monetary policies to ensure employment and increase effective investment by broadening investment channels. Click here to read...

Top legislator stresses rule of law for protecting wetlands: Xinhunaet
May 11, 2022

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu has stressed the rule of law for the protection of wetlands, calling for strict enforcement of the Wetlands Protection Law. Click here to read...

Chinese envoy warns against more sanctions on DPRK: Xinhunaet
May 12, 2022

A Chinese envoy on Wednesday warned against attempts to impose more sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Dialogue and consultation is the only correct way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue. The United States is a direct party to the issue and holds the key to breaking the deadlockClick here to read...

China welcomes upcoming visit of UN human rights chief: Xinhunaet
May 11, 2022

China welcomes the upcoming visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to China in May, said a spokesperson for China's foreign ministry on Wednesday. Click here to read...

BRICS countries mull pandemic early warning system: Xinhunaet
May 11, 2022

On Tuesday, the 12th meeting of BRICS health ministers agreed that BRICS countries will launch an early warning system for large-scale pandemics. The meeting was hosted by China, the BRICS chair this year, via video link. It was joined by more than 70 attendees including health ministers from BRICS countries and the deputy director-general of the World Health Organization. Click here to read...

Chinese mainland reports 222 new local COVID-19 cases, 144 in Shanghai: Xinhunaet
May 12, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 222 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, of which 144 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said on Thursday. Apart from Shanghai, seven other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 35 in Beijing and 21 in Henan. Click here to read...

Shanghai reports 144 confirmed, 1,305 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases: Xinhunaet
May 11, 2022

China's Shanghai reported 144 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 1,305 local asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday. Click here to read...

China to strengthen maritime public interest litigations: Xinhunaet
May 11, 2022

China's Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate have jointly issued a set of regulations to clarify the rules for handling public interest litigations concerning marine resources and environment. Click here to read...

English translation of China's Civil Code published: Xinhunaet
May 11, 2022

The English translation of the Civil Code of the People's Republic of China has been published by U.S. publishers, offering readers worldwide an authoritative reference book on the landmark law. The book has also been included in the internationally renowned legal database HeinOnline as the only English version of the law. Click here to read...

Youth League to play vanguard role: China Military
May 12, 2022

China's young people, united by the Communist Youth League of China, will continue to play a vanguard role in national rejuvenation in the new era, people from different sectors said after hearing President Xi Jinping's speech marking the 100th anniversary of the Youth League. Click here to read...

Infections continue slow but serious rise in capital: China Daily
May 12, 2022

Beijing's epidemic situation remains intense as the total tally of infections since April 22 approached 900 with several clusters at workplaces adding uncertainty to the trend of the outbreak, a senior official said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Shanghai residents question accuracy of firm's tests after receiving multiple false-positive results: China Daily
May 12, 2022

The Shanghai Stock Exchange on Wednesday issued a supervision notice for Runda Medical Science and Technology, the listed company behind Zhongke Runda, after local media reported that some residents had questioned the precision of the testing agency's data. Click here to read...

China urges US to stop eroding one-China principle after State Department revisions: Global Times
May 11, 2022

Some people on the island of Taiwan are hyping the US' latest revisions to Taiwan-related statements in an attempt to conspire with external forces to seek "Taiwan independence," which cannot change the fact that Taiwan region is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory, officials from the Chinese mainland said. Click here to read...

Beijing orders more residents to work from home, cuts taxi services to curb COVID flare-up: Global Times
May 12, 2022

Beijing has added another district of Haidian in its work-from-home list starting from Thursday, and suspended taxi services to parts of Chaoyang and two other districts, in efforts to bring down an epidemic wave that has by far infected 892 people. Click here to read...

Four trustees of fund supporting rioters arrested for suspicion of violating national security law: Global Times
May 12, 2022

Four trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund in Hong Kong, including singer Denise Ho Wan-see, accused of supporting rioters in violent acts in the social unrest in 2019, were reportedly arrested on Wednesday under suspicion of violating the national security law for Hong Kong. Click here to read...

Suspending schools and public transport… Guangdong in full swing for ‘strongest’ rainstorm this year: Global Times
May 11, 2022

Major cities in South China's Guangdong Province including Guangzhou and Zhuhai have announced plans to suspend primary and middle schools, as well as public transport, ahead of the "strongest rainstorms" in 2022, which will bring risks of flash floods and geological disasters, as well as a painful memory of the record downpour in Zhengzhou last year. Click here to read...

Tedros’ remarks on China’s zero-COVID ‘irresponsible’: Global Times
May 11, 2022

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' remarks that China's zero-COVID strategy is "unsustainable" was seen by Chinese experts as "irresponsible" comment on the Chinese people's efforts in fighting the pandemic and failed to reflect his, or WHO's, sufficient evaluation of China's efforts in this area. They urged the official to further elaborate on his remarks to avoid an unnecessary negative influence on the effect, approach and global contribution of China's antivirus work. Click here to read...

China, Pakistan vow to defeat conspiracies intended to destroy bilateral relationship: Global Times
May 12, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, met with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday via video link to talk over bilateral ties and security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced. Three Chinese nationals and a Pakistani man were killed, and another Chinese national was injured in a targeted suicide bombing at the Confucius Institute of the University of Karachi on the afternoon on April 26 in Karachi. Click here to read...

Foreign reports on PLA Navy’s new submarine ‘speculative and biased’: Global Times
May 11, 2022

Foreign media reported on Tuesday that China recently launched what seems to be a new or upgraded class of nuclear-powered attack submarine, citing analyses based on satellite images. Click here to read...

China’s foreign trade shows resilience despite many challenges: People’s Daily
May 12, 2022

China’s foreign trade sustained resilience and growth momentum in the first three months of this year despite increasingly complex challenges and risks. The country’s total imports and exports expanded 7.9 percent year-on-year to reach 12.58 trillion yuan (about $1.88 trillion) in the January-March period, according to official data. Click here to read...

Heavy rains affect 27,000 people in China's Guangxi: People’s Daily
May 12, 2022

Over 27,000 residents of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have been affected by extensive heavy rains that began on Sunday, the regional emergency management department said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

China's Didi awaits completion of regulator's review to return to normal: Reuters
May 12, 2022

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global (DIDI.N) will only be able to resume normal operations after authorities complete a cybersecurity review of the company, it said in a filing on Thursday. Click here to read...

Chinese developer Sunac misses bond repayment, expects to miss more: Reuters
May 12, 2022

Developer Sunac China (1918.HK) missed the deadline for coupon payments on a $742 million offshore bond and said on Thursday it doesn't expect to make payments coming due on other bonds, adding to a wave of defaults in China's debt-laden property sector. Click here to read...

China opposes semiconductor bill because it will give U.S. advantage , says U.S. commerce chief: Reuters

May 12, 2022

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Wednesday the Chinese government opposes an effort in Congress to ramp up U.S. semiconductor manufacturing because it will give the United States more of a competitive punch. Click here to read...

Biden eyes new ways to bar China from scooping up U.S. data: Reuters
May 12, 2022

The Biden administration has drafted an executive order that would give the Department of Justice vast powers to stop foreign adversaries like China accessing Americans' personal data, according to a person familiar with the matter and excerpts seen by Reuters. Click here to read...

Chinese plane catches fire at airport, all passengers evacuated: Kyodo
May 12, 2022

A Chinese passenger plane veered off a runway during takeoff and caught fire at an airport in the city of Chongqing, central China, on Thursday morning, state-run media reported. All 122 people aboard the plane operated by Tibet Airlines, including 113 passengers, were evacuated and those injured were rushed to hospital for treatment, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Click here to read...

Biden's trip to Asia to signal China is on watch despite Ukraine war: Kyodo
May 11, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden will embark later in May on his first trip to Asia since taking office, a sign that Washington is not taking its eyes off China's assertiveness in the region even in the midst of Russia's war in Ukraine. Click here to read...

US official says China threat ‘critical’: Taipei Times
May 12, 2022

The threat posed by China to Taiwan until 2030 is “critical,” US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said on Tuesday while testifying on worldwide threats at a hearing of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services. Click here to read...

National security law: arrest of Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen sparks concerns over wider net cast against religious institutions: South China Morning Post
May 12, 2022

The arrest of Hong Kong’s veteran Catholic Church leader Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has sent shock waves through the community, sparking concerns if a wider net would be cast over religious institutions accused of having foreign ties. The 90-year-old cardinal was on Wednesday night detained by national security police along with Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, a former opposition lawmaker, and singer Denise Ho Wan-sze, over collusion with foreign forces. Click here to read...

Shanghai’s ‘white-listed’ manufacturers operate at a fraction of capacity as supply chain disruptions hobble recovery: South China Morning Post
May 11, 2022

Many of the companies given permission to resume operations during Shanghai’s lockdown are working at a fraction of their full capacity as broken supply chains and disrupted logistics continue to hobble a recovery of the business sector. The dire scenario, revealed by company executives and business surveys, has exacerbated worries about the potential severity of an economic slowdown and the scale of job losses that may result. Two company officials with key manufacturers on the Shanghai government’s so-called white list said they would have to slash jobs even after the lockdown is lifted. Click here to read...

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