China: Daily Scan, September 20, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese premier, Vietnamese PM hold phone conversation: Xinhuanet
September 19, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday talked over phone with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on bilateral ties. In the phone call, Li said China and Vietnam are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong communicate frequently, strongly promoting the development of bilateral relations. Click here to read...

China mulls measures to further boost foreign investment: Xinhuanet
September 19, 2022

China will take measures to boost foreign investment, with the manufacturing industry as a priority, the country's top economic planner said Monday. China will facilitate the exchange of business personnel of foreign companies on the premise of strictly implementing epidemic prevention, as part of the efforts to address their outstanding problems, Meng Wei, spokesperson for the National Development and Reform Commission, told a press conference. Click here to read...

Chinese Defense Minister meets Pakistani Chief of Army Staff: China Military
September 19, 2022

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe held a meeting with General Qamar Javed Bajwa, chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army, in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on Monday morning. Gen. Wei Fenghe expressed his condolence over the severe floods hitting Pakistan. "China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners, under the guidance of the leaders of the two countries, the friendship between China and Pakistan has become stronger as time goes by. Click here to read...

Cybersecurity law violators to face heavier penalties: China Daily
September 19, 2022

The Cyberspace Administration of China proposed a series of amendments to the Cybersecurity Law last week that would raise the size of fines for some violations and diversify penalties for infractions committed by operators of critical information infrastructure. Click here to read...

Former senior Qinghai provincial legislator expelled from CPC, public office: China Daily
September 19, 2022

Li Jiexiang, former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of Qinghai Provincial People's Congress, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China and dismissed from public office over severe violations of Party discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft body said Monday. Click here to read...

One-third of China's land protected under ecological 'red line' scheme: Reuters
September 19, 2022

Nearly a third of China's land is now off-limits to development under a scheme known as the "ecological protection red line", a senior official said at a news briefing on Monday, bringing the country in accord with global biodiversity targets. China first proposed its "red line" scheme in 2011 to put an end to decades of "irrational development" that had encroached on forests, wetlands and other precious ecosystems. Click here to read...

Head of Hong Kong journalists group charged with obstructing police: Reuters
September 19, 2022

The head of Hong Kong's leading journalist group was charged on Monday with obstructing police officers, a case seen by critics as a further blow to media freedoms in the Chinese-ruled city. Ronson Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, was detained on Sept. 7 by two plainclothes officers while he was out reporting a story. Chan, who requested the officers identify themselves before handing over his identity document, was handcuffed and arrested. Click here to read...

UK might ax Confucius Institutes: Taipei Times
September 19, 2022

A group of cross-party British lawmakers is in talks with Taiwan to provide Chinese-language teachers to the UK as the British government seeks to phase out Chinese state-linked Confucius Institutes. There are 30 branches of the institute operating across the UK. Although controversies have existed for many years, they have continued to teach Britons Chinese language, culture and business etiquette. Click here to read...

As African countries pivot, China seizes chance to become a major military player: South China Morning Post
September 20, 2022

At a meeting of Chinese embassy officials and business representatives with immigration and security officials of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) earlier this month, one of the main topics was the safety of Chinese citizens and enterprises in the country. Click here to read...

China’s Greater Bay Area factories mostly staying put, but many have diversified abroad, survey finds: South China Morning Post
September 20, 2022

Manufacturers across China’s main economic and export engine – the Greater Bay Area – have really had to rein in their business plans this year, with small and medium-sized firms in a particularly difficult position, according to an annual survey.Information on the ground earlier this year indicated that companies in the region had a weak appetite for long-term investments, such as production expansions. And many were shelving or decelerating plans to move capacity outside China or to invest in technological upgrades, according to Standard Chartered’s annual survey of manufacturers operating in the Greater Bay Area. Click here to read...

China issues regulation on managing, overseeing leading officials: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2022

The General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued a regulation on improving the framework of systems for strictly managing and overseeing leading officials. The regulation aims to improve the mechanism for selecting and appointing leading officials, selecting outstanding individuals to take up posts and awarding them while filtering out the more mediocre officials. Click here to read...

Innovative SCO cooperation sought: China Daily
September 20, 2022

To offer better support for strong talent growth in enhancing opening-up, the Qingdao, Shandong province-based China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Area has explored innovative cooperation with SCO member states in education. Click here to read...

New search for national mineral resources to begin: Global Times
September 20, 2022

China will begin a new program of exploration for mineral and energy resources, said the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) while reporting on the nation’s energy and mineral resources in the past decade. Click here to read...

China sees rapid development of logistics equipment manufacturing: People’s Daily

September 20, 2022

China has ranked at the top of the world in express parcel volume for eight consecutive years since 2014. Its express parcel volume surged 18-fold from 5.7 billion pieces in 2012 to 108.3 billion pieces in 2021. However, the capacity of express warehouses was often overwhelmed due to the rapid-growing business volume, which remained a serious challenge for the industry. Click here to read...

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