Month: September 2022

The Price Isn’t Right: Corn Controversy Hits Chinese Social Media

RRecently, there have been heated discussions on Chinese social media about the price of corn after e-commerce platform Oriental Selection (东方甄选) started selling corn cobs for 6 yuan ($0.80). by piece. The controversy came to public attention when famous Kuaishou live broadcaster Simba (辛巴, real name Xin Youzhi), who called himself a “farmer’s son”, criticized […]

High hopes for 1.5 million Chinese tourists

BUSINESS: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s attendance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Bangkok could help Thailand attract 12 million international tourists this year, surpassing the government’s target of 10 million, the government said Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakan. The Apec 2022 sign is pictured at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. […]

Chinese people welcome National Day with full confidence in the nation’s future

Children wave national flags with community volunteers at a kindergarten in Handan, north China’s Hebei Province, Sept. 29, 2022 ahead of the National Day holiday. Photo: IC As Chinese people prepare to celebrate the National Day and enjoy the Golden Week holiday which runs from October 1 to 7, local governments are taking more measures […]

Chinese loan apps: ED freezes new funds worth Rs 9.82 crore kept in payment gateway accounts

The ED has frozen funds worth Rs 9.82 crore held in merchant IDs with some online payment gateways as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation against a token app of investment “controlled by the Chinese”. This is the second time the ED has frozen funds held in merchant credentials with certain online payment gateways. […]

China’s Big Fund corruption probe casts shadow over chip industry

The sudden disappearance in July last year of Gao Songtao, the bespectacled former vice president of government fund manager Sino IC Capital, was a warning of a storm to come. Months later, the Chinese Communist Party’s internal watchdog confirmed that Gao had been investigated for corruption. Yet it was not President Xi Jinping’s public campaign […]

A Chinese-born businessman is running for parliamentary elections in the small African country of Lesotho

Jason Zhenyu Shao campaigning with locals. (Twitter) Jason Zhenyu Shao campaigning with locals. (Twitter) Jason Zhenyu Shao campaigning with locals. (Twitter) Previous Next Born in Shanghai, Zhenyu Shao is running as a local candidate in the legislative elections in the Ha-Tsolo constituency of Lesotho’s capital, Maseru. Shao, a […]

Facebook removes political influence operations from China and Russia

Onur Dog | Light flare | Getty Images Facebook parent company Meta said so deleted two unconnected account networks based in China and Russia seeking to influence political narratives in the United States and Europe. The platform regularly searches for and removes accounts that it believes have violated its policy against coordinated inauthentic behavior. Such […]

Metaverse jobs on Chinese recruitment platform up 16.6% year-on-year from January to July

Chinese recruitment platform Zhaopin released its 2022 Metaverse Industry Talent Development Report on September 26. The document points out that sectors related to the metaverse have shown positive development trends in terms of job growth and salary. From January to July, the number of jobs related to the metaverse on the platform increased by 16.6% […]

Former Chicago student convicted of spying for Chinese intelligence services | app

A federal jury on Monday convicted a former Chicago graduate student of spying for the Chinese government by gathering information on scientists and engineers in the United States with valuable knowledge of aerospace technology, artificial intelligence and even the aircraft carrier. After a two-week trial, the jury found Ji Chaoqun, 31, guilty of conspiracy to […]

While researching ‘The Vegan Chinese Kitchen’ cookbook, author Hannah Che explored her story | app

PITTSBURGH — Hannah Che was a student of classical music performance when she decided to forgo the traditional Chinese cuisine she grew up on and go vegan. Struck by Jonathan Safran Foer’s graphic descriptions of factory farming in his seminal book “Eating Animals”, “It completely changed the way I think about food, and the relationship […]

From party rejections to top job, Chinese Prez Xi Jinping’s journey so far

India oi-Nitesh Jha | Posted: Monday September 26th 2022, 01:25 PM [IST] New Delhi, September 26: Chinese President Xi Jinping has been in the headlines since Saturday as rumors swirled that he was being placed under house arrest after returning to China from attending the SCO summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Social media is flooded with […]

CPC represents the most vital part of Chinese society: former Singaporean FM

Photo: CGV Editor’s note: Over the past decade, the world has increasingly witnessed a trend that “East rises while West falls” in the spheres of economics, security and power of discourse. . Western countries, especially the United States, plagued by internal misfortunes, have sought the old way of passing the buck and causing trouble elsewhere […]

Xi Jinping seeks his third term as leader of the Communist Party of China, while Li Keqiang retires after a decade in his shadow

As Xi Jinping seeks his third term in power at the upcoming 20th Communist Party Congress, one man is counting down to retirement. Li Keqiang, prime minister of the Chinese government and the country’s second most powerful man, is expected to quit politics after 10 years of ruling China with Xi. While Li, 67, will […]

‘It’s going to make your teeth cringe’: Chinese Language Week falls flat for Chinese Kiwis

“Next week is going to be a tough week for our Chinese communities,” tweeted Sidney Wong (黃吉贊), a Cantonese speaker and PhD student in linguistics. New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW) kicks off on Sunday, and Wong is one of many Chinese New Zealanders actively distancing themselves from the event. This would see, he added, […]

As Russia waves nuclear specter in Ukraine, China looks the other way

There was no more bragging of their “no limits” friendship declared on the opening day of the Winter Olympics. Instead, Putin conceded Beijing had ‘questions and concerns’ about its faltering invasion, in a subtle nod to the limits of China’s support and the growing asymmetry of their relationship. In the Chinese reading of the meeting, […]

Chinese, Portuguese foreign ministers meet on sidelines of UNGA session

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met with his Portuguese counterpart, Joao Gomes Cravinho, on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.Noting that the Chinese people hold friendly feelings towards the Portuguese people, Wang said China-Portugal relations have withstood the test of changes in the […]

We must oppose unilateral sanctions without basis in international law (Chinese envoy to HRC)

File Photo: VCG Speaking on behalf of more than 30 countries at the general debate of the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Chinese envoy on Wednesday urged protecting the rights of countries to independently choose their development path. , as opposed to interference in other countries’ internal affairs, unilateral sanctions without […]

Nvidia CEO sees ‘big space’ for China sales despite US restrictions

Nvidia Corp CEO Jensen Huang holds one of the company’s new RTX 4090 chips for computer games in this undated photo provided September 20, 2022. Courtesy Nvidia Corp/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register Sept 21 (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp’s (NVDA.O) chief executive Jensen Huang said on Wednesday he continued […]

China’s economy sinks into $52 billion wall of bad debt

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes called the New Silk Road, was one of Beijing’s most ambitious infrastructure projects ever. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, China aimed to expand from East Asia to Europe, greatly expanding China’s economic and political influence. However, Beijing’s bid to take over the world with its ambitious […]

Chinese and Maltese foreign ministers meet on sidelines of UNGA session

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Maltese Foreign Minister Ian Borg on Tuesday on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Noting that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malta, Wang said mutual respect, equal treatment, […]

Chinese technology, a mixed blessing in the Middle East

China’s growing influence in the global tech market reflects Beijing’s ambition to be a digital leader. Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for China to dominate high-tech manufacturing by 2025. The Digital Silk Road (DSR), launched in 2015 under the Belt and Road Initiative, reflects this goal of developing digital infrastructure at home and abroad. […]

PM forms body on Chinese IPPs and other issues

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has set up a standing committee on payments to Chinese independent power producers (IPPs), as well as other issues related to different ministries, informed sources said company registrar. The debt stock of Chinese IPPs exceeds 300 billion rupees, which prevents them from importing coal and meeting other payment obligations. On […]

GA-ASI opposes new Chinese agricultural project in Grand Forks

Proposed corn mill presents opportunities for sophisticated military espionage SAN DIEGO – September 20, 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading designer and manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems for US and allied military forces around the world, strongly opposes new Chinese agricultural investment near Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND, and calls […]

Sri Lanka to seek Indian or Chinese line of credit for solar panel imports: Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara

Sri Lanka intends to seek an Indian or Chinese line of credit for the purchase of solar panels as a solution to mitigate the high cost of electricity tariffs, the energy and health minister said on Tuesday. Energy Kanchana Wijesekara amid calls from influential Buddhist clergy to protest rising electricity prices. “We have the problem […]

Hong Kong leader ‘explores’ easing controversial COVID restrictions | Economy

John Lee said changes to the controversial hotel quarantine program should not cause “chaos or confusion”. Hong Kong is “actively exploring” changes to tough COVID-19 restrictions that have devastated the economy and driven talent out of the financial hub, with authorities hoping to make an announcement soon, the city leader said. Hong Kong Chief Executive […]

Prime Minister’s concerned lawyer hails event organized by group which Chinese affiliate says aims to ‘raise voice’ of CCP

PM Justin Trudeau sends congratulatory letter, mayor and MPs attend event sponsored by Beijing-affiliated group Democracy advocate warns of Chinese regime’s covert ‘cultural infiltration’ after several Canadian politicians lent support to opening celebration of new Chinese library part of China-based project whose the founder had said that he aimed to “raise the voice” of the […]

Business class flights, 5-star hotels, limos and meeting the Chinese navy

Top executives at the University of Sydney spent $210,422.21 at the University on airfare and accommodation in 2017, with business class flights accounting for the vast majority of this sum. The USyd executive – including Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson, then Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Vice-Principals – spent $171,204.96 alone. in plane tickets in […]

Bulawayo schools introduce Mandarin as a subject

The Chronicle Nqobile Tshili, columnist SOME schools in Bulawayo are set to introduce the Chinese language, expanding their areas of learning as the country’s education system embraces more foreign languages ​​in an effort to create globally competitive citizens. Montrose High School and Nkulumane High School are finalizing the introduction of Mandarin in educational institutions to […]

China-funded road eases movement and movement of goods in Rwanda

KIGALI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — A road upgrading project in Rwanda under contract with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) has helped smooth traffic and advance continued trade along the Kigali-Bugesera district , in eastern Rwanda. The upgraded road, 13.8 km long, runs from Sonatube roundabout in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, through Gahanga […]

UBS is hiring ‘content reviewers’ to check its Chinese publications, reports the Financial Times

The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at a branch in Zurich, Switzerland, January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register Sep 18 (Reuters) – Swiss bank UBS is hiring a team of “content reviewers” to ensure its analysts’ Chinese research publications are free of “sensitivity”, the Financial […]

Senior Chinese lawmaker pays official friendly visit to S. Korea – Xinhua

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), meets with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 16, 2022. Li paid an official goodwill visit in South Korea from Thursday to Saturday, at the invitation of the President of the National Assembly of South Korea, Kim Jin-pyo. […]

Make way for regional Chinese cuisine

New restaurant and Chinese home chef spotlight nuanced and balanced Sichuan and Hakka dishes /food/discover/it’s-time-to-make-room-for-regional-chinese-food-111663385259233.html 111663385259233 story Catering trends indicate a growing interest in sub-kitchens, and not just for desi rate. This year may well see regional Chinese cuisine take off in India, driven by new openings and pop-ups. This was evident at Tao-Fu, a […]

SCO meeting: ‘color revolutions’ must end, says Chinese President Xi Jinping

On Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on SCO member states to guard against “color revolutions” caused by “external forces” and asked them to maintain strategic independence and safeguard regional stability, in a veiled attack on the United States as it expands its influence in India. -Pacific region. Addressing the 22nd […]

Does China re-export Russian gas to Europe? | Business | Economic and financial news from a German perspective | DW

As China and Russia meet to discuss broader issues, reports indicate that Russian gas exports are heading to Europe – via China. “The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market is increasingly well integrated, and changes in regional demand can help balance otherwise tight markets. This redirection of flows serves the interests of all parties involved,” […]

China’s economy shows signs of recovery as Beijing steps up stimulus

China’s economy showed signs of recovery in August as Beijing introduced stimulus measures to counter a slowdown, although a slump in the housing market and Covid outbreaks continue to influence the outlook. Industrial production, retail sales and capital investment all rose faster than economists expected last month. The urban unemployment rate fell to 5.3%, while […]

Chinese premier stresses continued efforts to promote mass entrepreneurship, innovation – Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, addresses the launching ceremony of Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Week at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 15, 2022. He also announced the launch of the […]

Employee says Twitter takes money from Chinese government for advertising

The Chinese government bans 1.4 billion Chinese citizens from using the social media service Twitter. But, its local officials are spending money on global advertising on the service. China has become the service’s fastest growing foreign ad market and one of its largest non-US revenue providers for the service. Reuters reporters found that local government […]

Tencent and OPPO join forces to help rural Chinese children’s soccer dream

Key points to remember: Football is growing in popularity in China; the government has the ambition to make the country a “global footballing superpower” by 2050. Despite being a national sensation, the sport’s development is uneven between urban and rural areas, highlighting the difference in economic status. Tencent has teamed up with OPPO for “99 […]

Thailand Bans ‘Depository Services’, Chinese Court Says Investors Can Trade Crypto, Coinbase-BR Partnership + More News

Source: Adobe/koldunova_anna Get your daily digest of crypto-asset and blockchain-related news – by investigating stories that fly under the radar in today’s crypto news.__________ Regulatory News Thailand Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) banned crypto firms from offering staking and lending services. According to a press release, the decision to ban “depository services,” which include paying […]

Shares of Chinese conglomerate Fosun plunge following scrutiny report

Fosun is a sprawling business empire that includes tourism and finance. Photo: Greg Baker / AFP/FileSource: AFP Club Med owner Fosun, one of China’s largest private sector conglomerates, saw billions of dollars wiped from its value on Wednesday as nervous investors reacted to a media report that the group was under regulatory oversight. Chinese corporate […]

Chinese Medical Journal review sheds light on protein drug target for treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

It is a known fact that drinking a large amount of alcohol even for a few days triggers fatty accumulation in the liver and ultimately leads to alcohol-related liver diseases. On the contrary, when fat accumulation occurs in the liver even in the absence of alcohol consumption, the condition is called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease […]

From Block to Blue Ticks: How China Became Big Business for Twitter

A Reuters review of publicly available government tenders, budget documents and promoted tweets from 2020 to 2022 shows that local authorities and Communist Party of China propaganda offices for cities, provinces and even counties in the countries flocked to Twitter to buy ads. The promotions, often contracted out by local governments to state media, showcased […]

‘Wonderful Rose!’ Ugandan woman teaching China how to cook Chinese food becomes online celebrity with 11 million fans

A Ugandan woman who fell in love with a farmer and moved to a village in China to be with him has become an online celebrity with her posts teaching people how to cook Chinese food. The 29-year-old blogger, identified by her first name Rose, moved to a village in Suichang County, east China’s Zhejiang […]

Senior Chinese lawmaker pays official friendship visit to Mongolia – Xinhua

ULAANBAATAR, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China, paid an official goodwill visit to Mongolia from Saturday to Monday, at the invitation of the Chairman of the Mongolian State Great Hural (Parliament) Gombojav Zandanshatar. During his visit, Li met with Mongolian President Ukhnaa […]

Opening of the Chinese “white elephant” tower of Sri Lanka | The Guardian Nigeria News

A huge green and purple communication tower in Sri Lanka financed by Chinese debt that has become a symbol of the ousted Rajapaksa clan’s closeness to Beijing will finally open this week, its operator announced on Monday. The 350-metre (1,155ft) Lotus Tower – visible from all over Colombo and built for an estimated $113 million […]

Chinese police strengthen international law enforcement cooperation against telecommunications and online fraud

Photo: PCP The past decade has witnessed the rapid spread of telecommunications and online fraud around the world, which seriously undermines people’s legitimate rights and interests, becoming a high-profile crime and a public danger. To solve this problem, the Chinese police have pledged to intensify their efforts in combating and controlling these crimes, and to […]

The disengagement from the LAC was a boon for Xi. But the Chinese media does not tell people that

IIndia and China begin their disengagement at Patrol Point 15 in the Gogra-Hotsprings area. Rumors are swirling about President Xi Jinping’s planned visit to Central Asia. Chinese politician Li Zhanshu extends his support for Russia’s war in Ukraine. China celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival. Chinascope brings you the latest developments in Chinese foreign affairs and society […]

SFIO arrests ‘mastermind’ behind network of Chinese front companies

The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has arrested a person who, according to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), became the mastermind of the racketeering of incorporating a large number of shell companies with links to China in India. The September 10 arrest comes after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ordered the MCA to identify […]

India says it uncovered fraudulent front companies with ties to China By Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian authorities said on Sunday they had arrested a man who orchestrated the creation of numerous shell companies linked to China and appointed dummy directors to run the fraudulent companies. The latest arrest was part of a larger investigation launched by the federal government’s Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) against the founders […]

Co-branding strategies for the Chinese market: how to attract the Gen Z audience

Co-branding is the latest strategy that has taken the marketing industry in China by storm. Michaela Zhu, Marketing Manager at Emerging Communications, explains what it is and how marketers can relate to it. In recent years, international brands have increased their sales, increased their social media presence and revitalized their corporate image in China, all […]

Fresh COVID outbreaks in 31 Chinese provinces shatter PM’s hope of reviving economy

Thirty-one provinces and municipalities in China have reportedly faced COVID-19 outbreaks, with some cities imposing heightened epidemic prevention and control measures. The new round of lockdowns disrupts Premier Li Keqiang’s intention to save the economy, according to several political analysts. According to Chinese state media, 31 of the country’s 34 provincial administrative regions and the […]

Senior Chinese lawmaker says China advocates multipolar world, cooperation with Far East – Xinhua

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, attends the plenary session of the 7th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) and delivers a speech titled “Advancing the Process of Global Multipolarization and Opening a New Chapter of regional cooperation’ in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, Sept. 7, 2022. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei) VLADIVOSTOK, […]

The dialogue of Chinese taikonauts with African youth is another summit

The “Talk with taikonaut” event at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept. 6, 2022. /Xinhua The “Talk with taikonaut” event at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept. 6, 2022. /Xinhua Editor’s note: Stephen Ndegwa is a Nairobi-based communications expert, a lecturer-researcher at the United States-Africa International University, and an […]

Canadian city commemorates historic protest against ‘Chinese-only’ schools

A century later, residents of Victoria, British Columbia commemorate the successful protest of the Chinese community in 1922 against the city’s school segregation. Residents this week paid tribute to the Sept. 5 boycott, in which some 200 Chinese students walked out and refused to attend “Chinese-only” schools designated for them by the council amid anti- […]

NY Times report calls China’s new communist fashion style ‘cool’, casts Xi Jinping as a ‘fashion influencer’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! In an article on Wednesday, New York Times Hong Kong reporter Joy Dong wrote that Chinese fashion inspired by the new communist regime was “cool” and claimed that Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping had become a “fashion influencer”. The article describes how young people across the […]

ViewRay Announces Chinese NMPA Approval of Its MRIdian® MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy for Cancer Patients

Approval Expands MRIdian’s Global Reach and Offers Cancer Patients a New Radiation Therapy Option: MRIdian SMART DENVER, September 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) today announced that the company’s MRIdian MRI-guided radiation therapy system has received approval from China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) regulatory authority, allowing it to be sold and used […]

On COVID alert, more Chinese cities advise residents to stay put for vacation

BEIJING, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Other Chinese cities on Wednesday advised residents to avoid unnecessary travel for the upcoming long holiday weekend, adding to COVID policies that are keeping tens of millions under control and which weigh heavily on the economy. Nanjing and Wuxi, major cities in east China’s Jiangsu Province, have warned residents not […]

Some predict that the Chinese economy will not overtake the American economy

The sharp slowdown in Chinese growth over the past year is prompting many pundits to reconsider when China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy — or even if it ever will, the Wall reported. StreetJournal. Until recently, many economists assumed that China’s gross domestic product measured in U.S. dollars would overtake […]

China’s top banks face squeezed margins amid calls to help economy grow

People visit the booth of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) at the 2021 China International Trade in Services Fair (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 3, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File Photo/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register BEIJING, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Leading Chinese banks gearing up to heed Beijing’s call […]

Beijing concerned about US pressure on Chinese companies using state power

China is concerned about the U.S. practice of using government power to pressure Chinese companies, which goes against the principles of market economy and international trade and economic rules, China said on Monday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning. MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – September 05, 2022) China is concerned about the US practice […]

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