Conversations in Chinese Media is ORCA’s daily newsletter that analyzes Chinese social media, smaller publications, regional papers and press-releases by Chinese state departments in a bid to connect the same with more overt moves by Beijing across the world.

    1.09.22

    Shenzhen rushes to contain the rumours surrounding COVID19, public security authority in China’s Hebei Province announced that approximately 27,600 criminal suspects had been arrested, Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II on his reappointment as Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa, Guangdong has maintained steady economic growth and achieved significant achievements in high-quality development, According to Liu Yuyin, spokesman for the Chinese Mission to the UN, “assessment” on Xinjiang produced by the OHCHR “smears and slanders China and interferes in China’s internal affairs.”, So far, India has been silent on the Uyghur issue and has not taken an official stand in any international forum. One of the senior Uyghur leaders has stated that he expects India to intervene in the matter and prevent a “genocide.”

    2.09.22

    Social media users from Chengdu relieved by filled supermarkets and lack of COVID-19 incidents, China’s daily essentials are available on the market in sufficient quantities & at slight fluctuation prices, The price of Nvidia shares dropped 7.6% to $139.47, the Shenzhou-14 crew performed its first extravehicular activity, Cyclone HINNAMNOR forecast to keep moving north over the East China Sea, Amid strengthening ties with China, the Solomon Islands administration has suspended all foreign naval visits, Chinese citizens are left with fear & human rights repression as a result of the Covid Zero policy, China’s Zero Covid Policy and lockdown impacted not only China internally, but also India’s cut and polished diamond exports, which fell for the first time this fiscal year in July.

    3.09.22-4.09.22

    In the wake of controversies over Chinese ownership, TikTok data breach reports have brought ByteDance’s short video app back into the spotlight, China has cautioned that Britain should not bear the repercussions in the face of a blatant “Iron Lady” against China, 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) demonstrated the rising importance of the service sector in China’s GDP, Xi Jinping takes network security very seriously, world community has taken notice of the United Nations report, “Assessment of Human Rights Issues in Xinjiang.”, Chinese consumers still value luxury, but they are switching to domestic labels. There are worries within China that the post-Covid-19 reopening would proceed more slowly than planned, which will dampen China’s consumer economy somewhat. For China, common wealth may be beneficial and essential, but not so much for international luxury companies.

    5.09.22

    Situation in China compared with Orwell’s ‘1984’, massive earthquake of 6.8 magnitude hit the Sichuan province of China, UK PM Liz Truss remarked that China is a ‘“threat” to the UK’s national security, Beijing accused the U.S. for conducting thousands of cyberattacks on China, CanSino Biologics, a Tianjin-based company, launched the world’s first inhaled version of Covid-19 vaccine, US dollar has pushed the Chinese yuan to a weak point, Xi Jinping is set to reform global governance amidst changing international landscape as a solution to the rising problems against humanity, Goertek Inc, an intelligent manufacturing base, tonnes of components are being assembled into Virtual Reality (VR) which will be delivered to other countries. Liz Truss’ liberal outlook towards the situation in China might seem ethical for most of the democratic states but might hamper relations with other countries which do not align themselves with neither side clearly, like India.

    6.09.22

    “I Decided Not To Learn English Anymore” Video Goes Viral on Chinese Social Media, Chinese authorities have been gathering DNA samples across Tibet, People’s Bank of China announced that it would lower financial institutions’ foreign exchange reserve requirement ratio by 2% to 6%, to help financial institutions’ ability to use foreign exchange funds, Xi Jinping urged all-out relief efforts to prioritize saving lives and minimizing casualties after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted China’s Sichuan Province, Taiwan focuses on attending the September ICAO meet in Canada, Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan tracked 17 Chinese military aircraft & 4 naval vessels around Taiwan, Recently the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka referred to the “militarisation of the Taiwan Strait” in response to Chinese accusations of India bullying Sri Lanka. This can be seen as a more pronounced Indian articulation of its views regarding the Taiwan Strait crisis.

    7.09.22

    Kenyan President-elect Ruto received congratulations message from Xi Jinping, Chinese premier wishes new British PM well, Taiwanese pro-independence organisations has urged election candidates to sign commitments to never capitulate in the scenario of a Chinese invasion, China initiates a rescue operation in southwest Sichuan, Chinese state media attacked Liz Truss for saying China poses a serious threat to national security, Xi pushes for significant technological advances, Chinese lawmaker calls for increased parliamentary communication across BRICS, China believes that restricting the BRICS process to its initial five members will further diminish its overall international power and its right to speak at international platforms.

    8.09.22

    Firefighters awe netizens with their quick thinking: The earthquake in Sichuan has devasted several villages, which has led to firefighters’ race to rescue villagers from the affected areas. Firefighters had to improvise quickly by cutting trees and tying the tree logs with ropes or iron wires. They made temporary bridges above the fast-flowing river and carried injured villagers with bamboo-made stretchers across the bridge as the dangerous torrents of the river flowed beneath them. Since Tuesday, videos and photographs of these heroic firefighters walking above the raging river have become the most-viewed items on various Chinese social media platforms. Some netizens stated that Chinese military and police officers can always overcome challenges, whether they occur more than 80 years ago or in the future.

    9.09.22

    Haidilao Hotpot Restaurant Records Death of a Woman: A 21-year-old lady from Fujian Province died suddenly while eating hotpot at a Haidilao restaurant in a nearby mall. The hashtags “Woman Suddenly Passed Away While Having Hotpot” and “Incident” received 50 million and 300 million views, respectively, on Chinese social media on Thursday. If the Heimlich manoeuvre is carried out while the patient is standing up, it’s possible that the lengthy, soft tripe of beef will go deeper rather than be forced out, which could obstruct the respiratory tract. Many netizens believe Haidilao is not entirely at fault for what occurred.

    10.09.22-11.09.2022

    Courage, Camaraderie, and Criticism: The 3 Cs that’s taking Weibo by Storm: The aftermath of the 6.8 magnitude Earthquake that hit Sichuan province last week has been brutal and devastating. With many lives lost and mass casualties incurred, a wide sea of despair and misery has covered the Chinese people. In such times, netizens have taken to social media to share pictures and stories of brave citizens and soldiers pushing all boundaries to save and help the disaster-struck citizens of Luding county.

    12.09.22

    The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel places guests in mandatory quarantine during the happiest lockdown in China: While millions of people are confined to their homes and many Chinese cities are undergoing fresh (partial) lockdowns, there was a particular set of people who had to go through a forced quarantine at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel. Disney established a “closed loop system” by enclosing all hotel guests and staff members and doing daily Covid testing to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control. The hotel was temporarily turned into an isolation site where people’s health would be watched for the following few days while also being screened, even though the Disneyland theme park was still open as usual.

    13.09.22

    “WE WANT TO BE TRENDING” trends in China: Since July 30, Yili has had 1290 Covid cases. A total of 23 cases were added on Saturday, September 10. Yili, or Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, is part of northern Xinjiang near the border of Kazakhstan. Its primary city, Yining (also known as Ghulja), is home to some 500,000 people and has been locked down since at least August 11. People complain about a lack of food, “outrageous” commodity prices, and a lack of much-needed medical care. On September 9, Yili authorities held a press conference during which deputy governor Liu Qinghua (刘庆华) confirmed that there had been problems in access to medical care and supplies and that local authorities were working on ensuring public’s medical needs during this period.

    14.09.22

    Draft Population Control regulations receive mixed responses: Draft regulations permitting single parent families to register births are published in Anhui, China. Authorities in Anhui are preparing to lift restrictions on unmarried women starting a family in response to declining birth rates. According to the official province news website AnhuiWang, the Anhui Provincial Health and Health Commission has released a draft amendment to laws for public feedback that will relax the rules governing birth registration and end the prohibition against unmarried women recording babies.

    15.09.22

    Hong Kong actor apologizes on Chinese social media for praising British queen: On Thursday, a renowned Hong Kong opera performer apologized and reaffirmed his patriotism after his support for Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II prompted an outcry among Chinese nationalists. Thousands of Hong Kong people gathered this week outside the British consulate to sign a condolence book for the late queen, who died after ruling for 70 years. Law Kar-ying, a heavyweight in the Cantonese opera scene, was among the mourners, posting a selfie from the queue on Instagram with the message: “Hong Kong was a blessed land during her reign.” Although Instagram is prohibited in mainland China, Law’s photo went viral on other social media platforms, eliciting outrage and criticism from nationalists. Law apologized in a video posted on Weibo on Thursday for “making remarks of mourning without thinking them through.”

    16.09.22

    Are they vampires?: A woman named Zhang, from Guangzhou in southern China, is being sued by her birth parents for 500,000 yuan ($72,000). Her birth parents had abandoned their daughter when she was two years old and reappeared after discovering she has money and demanded that she buy her younger brother an apartment. When she refused, they took her to court, claiming that she must financially support them, and the court agreed with them. Outrage spread throughout China because Zhang declined to abide by their demands. Online users engaged in 316,000 interactions and 6,619 comments on the post, most of which were harsh criticisms of Zhang’s birth parents’ actions. One commented saying, “Are they vampires?”

    17.09.22-18.09.22

    Is Tibet Being Forgotten? China’s COVID Prevention in Tibet Belies Reality: As Mainland China continues to bore pockets of COVID outbreaks, the Global watch on how the Government tackles the situation has never been so punctilious. Amidst such murky situations, the Government hasn’t left any stones unturned in tackling them, however recent viral posts on Weibo on Chinese authorities’ neglect over handling Tibet’s recent outbreak have brought in much demur from the citizens. Some took to Weibo to share stories and pictures of the current COVID crisis that has gripped Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. People from Lhasa communities are being deported to quarantine centres in overcrowded buses, mixing positive patients with negative ones and being pushed to live in make-shift housing with bad conditions during the Central Government leader’s visit, to cloak the harsh realities. While risking censorship, netizens on Weibo didn’t shy away from criticizing the management of local authorities while also speaking on the unfair treatment Tibet is getting with the lack of exposure to the current crisis in national news.

    19.09.22

    Young Chinese cut spending when the economy falters because “everything is unpredictable”: As consumer appetite to spend declines and about 60% of people in China say they want to conserve money, social media influencers in China offer advice on how to live frugally. The second-largest economy in the world, which narrowly escaped contraction in the second quarter, is threatened by this new frugalness, which is enhanced by social media influencers who promote frugal lives and offer money-saving advice. Of China’s GDP, consumer spending makes up more than half.

    20.09.22

    Yuan Longping remembered on social media as The Sixth Chinese Farmers Harvest Festival draws closer: The Sixth Chinese Farmers Harvest Festival takes place this month. Social media is buzzing with videos of the harvest and Yuan Longping, who is known as the “father of hybrid rice”. Yuan Longping was previously employed as an ambassador to promote the Chinese Farmers’ Harvest Festival. People fondly remember Yuan Longping as the harvest festival draws near. He was a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a recipient of the “Medal of the Republic.”

    21.09.22

    Discussions of the Lhasa COVID outbreak censored: After netizens pointed out the government’s lack of action over the outbreak in Lhasa, posts discussing this were quickly censored on Weibo. Moreover, journalists were restricted from publishing any news that covered the Lhasa outbreak. Additionally, foreign journalists were denied access to key information. Lhasa residents took to Weibo to highlight key problems of the COVID outbreak in the region, from the hiding of actual positive cases to food shortages, lack of medical access, bad conditions of quarantine facilities and the lack of responsiveness from government agencies to cope with other illnesses in the region. This brought attention to other unpleasant and dreadful conditions of residents of Lhasa, with increasing unemployment and income, leading to homelessness. Many have called this to be Tibet actual condition, with public announcements and information released by the government to mislead the public.

    22.09.22

    Chinese social media sales guru suddenly returns after mystery absence: More than 100 days had passed since Li Jiaqi, one of China’s most renowned and successful social media influencers and salespeople, was abruptly shut off during a live stream on June 3. Just a day before the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on student protesters in Tiananmen Square, his top-rated social media channel went dark with no explanation. Many Chinese netizens assumed the sudden shutdown was caused by a tank-shaped ice cream Li advertised on his channel. On Tuesday night, Li resurfaced out of nowhere, selling a variety of harmless products to a receptive internet audience. Again, no explanation was provided for his sudden departure or reappearance.

    23.09.22

    Videos of wholesome acts trend in China, China is the world’s top producer & installer of solar PV panels, in Anhui, ten reservoirs dropped below the “dead pool” threshold, China has ratified 19 FTAs with 26 nations & areas so far, theme of seventh China-Eurasia Expo is “Extensive Consultation, Joint Contribution, Shared Benefits, Cooperation for a Shared Future”, according to China, WTO laws may have been broken by US inflation reduction act’s discriminatory clauses, 23 Chinese nationals are missing after their boat capsized off the shore, China is top globally in its installed capacities of wind, photovoltaic, hydro and biomass power. Despite the pandemic’s interruptions, China has been engaged in establishing trade facilitation platforms.

    24.09.22-25.09.22

    discussion over the disappearance of China’s beloved ‘Lipstick King’ on Weibo, In the UNGA general debate, FM Wang Yi highlighted the necessity for development in small power states & developing-underdeveloped states, China has adopted provisions to put mandatory testing labs on train stations, highway exits and airports,  US saw an import high of 56.8 million USD in the last 10 months from production companies based in Xinjiang, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov brought up the ongoing Taiwan issue while accusing the United States for subjugating and trying to “divide Asia based on its Indo-Pacific strategy, regular testing & testing booths lining the streets of China is the new normal, While India has brought up issues of conflict and ongoing economic crisis in the new UNGA session, like China, it holds a neutral stance towards the Russia-Ukraine crisis. 

    26.09.22

    Chinese epidemiologist mocked for “racist and discriminating” advice, Xi sent a message on the “Three Rural” front marking the arrival of the 5th Farmers’ Harvest Festival, women’s volleyball team from China defeated Argentina 3-0 in the World Chamionships, 44th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 15th Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress was held, recent survey found that 78% Chinese thought foreigners had a favourable opinion of their country, Fumeng County has implemented ten livelihood initiatives this year, SF Express apologized for the social issues generated by the ongoing hot searches, Sun Lijun, former vice-minister of public security, was given a death sentence with a two-year reprieve, although China’s hard strength will keep expanding, its international status won’t necessarily follow. This is where the soft power outlook comes into play; India has always paid a lot of attention to maintaining friendly relations with other countries. 

    27.09.22

    This output is based on our daily newsletter, Conversations in Chinese Media (CiCM). Fact-based short reports that take a deep dive into certain aspects covered in the CiCMs, these Insights allow interns working with us to delve more acutely into certain facets from their newsletter coverage and connect dots across multiple sources reporting on the same event to deduce its impact. Insights are not exactly analytical in nature; they are critical assessments of particular events that allow readers to at a glance understand the how, what, when, where and why of topics.

    28.09.22

    Chinese celebrities amplify official policy on Taiwan to millions of fans, construction of fourth pipeline of major power transmission project began, Supreme People’s Procuratorate announced arrest of Shen Deyong on suspicion of bribery, yield of high-quality rice in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region reached 700 kilos per mu, Beijing police arrests 9 for arranging carpools in COVID19 risk areas, Chinese official urges international community to take a “objective stance” against the Taliban in Afghanistan, China’s stance on the Ukraine issue is constant and unchanging: Chinese FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin, China has been observing the Russia-Ukraine war from the beginning and has begun to make a diplomatic stance over it. India has not taken an official stance over the issue and has called for cessations of hostility.

    29.09.22

    Chinese businesses wind up profiting from the European energy crisis, US made a flurry of announcements to challenge China’s growing influence in the Pacific Island nations, gunman opened fire in Pakistan, killing a Chinese worker, post-SCO, the depth & breadth of  Sino-Russian strategic relationship are being examined again, Xi Jinping invites participants at a high-level meeting on China-Argentina people-to-people interaction, China & Japan commemorated the 50th anniversary of the normalisation of their diplomatic relations, CCP has made extensive use of propaganda to support protracted lockdowns, Russia’s status as China’s partner will make it more difficult for Russia to maintain its relationship with India in light of the tensions between the United States and China and between China and India. Moscow’s clout over both New Delhi and Beijing is dwindling as a result of their increased independence and new partnerships that provide advantages over Russia.

    1.08.22

    Chinese Cyberspace watchdogs, Green power campaign, Xi Jinping attended the 95th founding anniversary of the PLA, passenger vehicle market of China showcased a sharp recovery in June, Chinese entrepreneurs to build a miniature hydropower plant, A yellow alert for high temperature was renewed by the Chinese national observatory, mock air combat training was organized by the PLA Eastern Theatre Command, to secure the sovereignty of any nation, especially in Asia, it is logical to support India’s security.

    2.08.22

    Chinese internet giant Sina, social media service Weibo unexpectedly close Taiwan platforms amid escalating geopolitical tensions, Australia is being urged to act as China attempts to purchase a crucial Solomon Islands port, Chinese warplanes buzz the Taiwan Strait dividing line, Chinese investment in Pakistan and Russia dries up, China uses the ACCC report to ridicule Australia’s gas supply developments, Beijing has intensified its political and military pressure against Taiwan. Some observers are concerned that the United States and China may wage war over Taiwan

    3.08.22

    Anonymous welcomes Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan on a Chinese government website, 1.4 Billion People Do Not Agree with Interference in China’s Sovereignty Issues, China’s prohibition on fine sand supplies to Taiwan has little effect, China is considering allowing international multinational organizations to set up finance enterprises in the nation, China took over the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council, China will grant zero-tariff treatment to 8,786 commodities, Russia backed Beijing in its opposition to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, The UN’s elitist nature and China’s fear of losing its higher rank among “Low Developed Countries” are both evidenced by the delays in amending the charter until the next presidential cycle.

    4.08.22

    Disappointment over Pelosi’s visit, China launched several ballistic missiles into the waters surrounding Taiwan, US opposes unilateral efforts to change the status quo in Taiwan, Pelosi’s visit enraged Beijing and Chinese nationalists, China & Greece pledged to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, meeting between China’s & Japan’s foreign ministers has been cancelled, China intends to build its second major highway connecting Tibet & Xinjiang, China’s strikes on Taiwan, which they framed under the title of a military drill are a cause for the instability in the region. The attack in the waters is metaphorical to showcase the power China holds over the region.

    5.08.22


    China’s largest private women’s and children’s hospital network is now owned by TikTok owner ByteDance, Chinese woman popular on Weibo after going missing in Nigeria, China had warned the US not to breach a “red line”, poet Lu Yang’s daughter petitioned Chinese authorities to overturn his prison term, Alibaba experienced its first flat revenue growth since going public, At the ASEAN foreign ministers’ gala Chinese FM Wang Yi walked out, BRI is heavily integrated within Liaoning Province, Wang Yi and his Vietnamese counterpart Bui Thanh Son met in Cambodia, One of China’s main production hubs for summer grain is the province of Shandong, In the midst of an increasing number of foreign reactions to developments in the Taiwan Strait and tensions between the United States and China, New Delhi chose to maintain a “studied silence” on the developing scenario.

    6.08.22-7.08.22

    Taiwan military drills, retaliation, and nationalist waves on Weibo as China “strikes back”, PLA’s Eastern Theater continued to conduct realistic joint training surrounding Taiwan, Taiwan Army will deploy 78 155 howitzers and 6 120 mortars to perform heavy artillery firing drills, Ministry of Science and Technology issued a notice on special actions to lessen burden on young scientific  researchers, Beijing’s response has been more restrained than its first threats implied, despite the considerable sabre-rattling by the Chinese media and interlocutors before US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s travel to Taiwan.

    8.08.22

    Tianwen-1 SEP observations, Cuban fuel tank explosion, BRI and Bangladesh, in response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China announced eight countermeasures, China has officially launched a second large-scale, national-producing cruise ship, Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is being called a blessing in disguise, Due to the policy support from RCEP, Chinese foreign trade showcased growth in double digits in the first seven months of 2022, China has cancelled a number of military talks with its US counterparts and has started military drills in the region. These developments have taken US-China relations backwards.

    9.08.22

    Nancy Pelosi and Hu Xijin have become a well-known made-up couple in The Impossible Love Story, China triggered a level-IV emergency reaction., flight routes to and from Taiwan remain unaffected by China’s decision to move military exercises to the Bohai & Yellow Sea, PLA’s Eastern Theater Command carried out practical joint drills in the sea and airspace surrounding Taiwan, CHIPS and Science Act signed into law by U.S. President Joe Biden, white paper “Taiwan Issue and China’s Reunification in the New Era” issued, Hainan implemented epidemic preventive measures as a result of the severe local new crown outbreak, To foster a supportive climate for the occasion, which is anticipated to mark the beginning of Xi Jinping’s third term as party secretary, government officials have frequently emphasized the necessity of continuing the zero-Covid strategy.

    10.08.22

    The Intelligent Audiovisual Conference 2022, Xi’s letter to students and teachers, Beijing criticises the inclusion of the phrase “where applicable” in remarks referring to the one-China policy, China decided to end climate change negotiations with the US, FM of China urges for strong, stable ties with the Republic of Korea, As per China, Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is a violation of international law, China has introduced a new legal tactic by quoting the three communiqués that support its position on the Taiwan issue

    11.08.22

    #MeToo movement affects after the court rejects workplace sexual harassment case, DYX banned after criticizing traditional cure to COVID19, Beijing is attempting at targeting pro-independence leaders & blocking trade, Travelers in Hong Kong struggled as airfares skyrocketed, China will provide 800 million yuan to Nepal as aid, Ministry of Public Security set to detect the cases of dissemination of pornographic materials for profit, China conducted military drills in Taiwan, China has put a hold on a proposal by India and US to blacklist Abdul Rauf Azhar, Taiwan rejected a white paper released by Beijing which reiterated the ‘reunification’ of Taiwan with China, China is the world leader in scientific research, Chinese refusal of blacklisting Abdul Rauf Azhar speaks about the double standards of Chinese policies & claims at supporting human rights & condemning horrendous acts of terrorism. 

    12.08.22

    Shanghai witnesses chaotic scenes as people flee a building following an abnormal test result, 1950 battle on Hainan Island provided “valuable experience” for future landings, revenue of China’s internet and social media giants among those impacted by new regulations, Yunnan Province determined to become a trading hub for South & Southeast Asia, Xi Jinping sends letter to ​​the International Civil Society Solidarity Conference on the Global Development Initiative, China is willing to explore a “one country, two systems” solution for Taiwan, Beijing outsmarted & humiliated by the way India treated Sri Lanka, Taiwan faces a difficult task in avoiding mainland China as a source of rare earth minerals, Chinese FM spokesperson: Nancy Pelosi’s visit to China’s Taiwan region is pure political theatre, China expected to meet its inflation target this year, Over 30,000 people have been infected with the monkeypox virus since May, challenging for Sri Lanka to strike a balance between India, which has stepped up to help whether it’s through humanitarian relief or IMF bailout discussions, and on the one hand, China, the country’s largest creditor and investor.

    13.08.22-14.08.22

    CCP control over TikTok & ByteDance, seven killed with flash floods as people ignore warning signs, Longwan district in Wenzhou announced distributing childbirth allowances to families, Chinese military sent fighter jets and bombers to Thailand for military training, Chinese telecom operators have invested more than 400 billion yuan for 5G, Inflation Reduction Act by the Democrats holds potential to damage American energy sector & benefit China instead, gap of $132 billion has been observed on comparing data on trade balances from January 2021 to March 2022, South Korea finds itself in a tough position amidst the US-China tensions, USA hopes of increasing business in China in 2022 shattered, Korea is unlikely to sever ties with China and side with the States as it believes its trading and financial dependency on China. China holds the capability of producing the goods exported from Korea which can further exploit the Korean market.

    15.08.22

    Astronomical Research, Astronomical Research, Silk Road International Expo, Senators from the US Congress visited Taiwan as a delegation violating the one-China principle, developer debt crunch, surplus empty homes, a weak economy, and boycott of mortgages have led to a drop in home prices, several regions in China have reported temperatures above 40 Celsius, Vice Chairman of the CMC General Xu Qiliang met Cambodian Minister of National Defense and Deputy PM General Tea Banh, Chinese Embassy in Japan lodged serious representations after Japanese PM Fumio Kishida sent offerings to the Yasukuni Shrine, The heat wave occurring and its subsequent effects in China add imperatives to pace up its transition to renewable energy sources. This is a serious challenge for China. In addition, China also needs to take into account that it is a “world factory” that holds the responsibility of large-scale manufacturing essentially playing a critical role in the Global Value Chains (GVCs).

    16.08.22

    Hu Xijin protested about the pay reduction for public employees, but internet users disapproved, In response to the church fire, Egyptian President Sisi received a message of condolence from Chinese President Xi Jinping, frequent military drills by China in the Taiwan Strait have increased Southeast Asian nations’ alertness towards China, while China’s economy has continued to recover, more has to be done to increase domestic demand, infrastructure spending, and consumption, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) acknowledged that it had spoken with the visiting US congressional delegation about its investments, vice president of Legislative Yuan & Taiwan’s representative to the US among latest wave of “Taiwan independence diehards”, China’s central bank unexpectedly reduced interest rates, China’s overall unemployment rate continued to drop last month, Given that Chinese authorities are becoming less tolerant of dissenting voices, it is natural that people are reluctant to voice concerns about China’s economic predicament or Beijing’s associated policies.

    17.08.22

    Xi’s condolences to Egypt, Milling’s statements on tensions in Taiwan Strait, Xi Jinping reviewed the background of the Northeast Liberation War, Premier Li Keqiang calls on economic giants to strengthen economic recovery, Chinese media: US enters an “isolationist mentality” by promoting the Inflation Reduction Act, China will make it easier for African farmers and food importers, arrival of Chinese navy ship at a seaport in southern Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka must continue to answer to both its allies, China and India , and avoid appearing as though it wants to eat its cake and have it too. With the G20 summit standoff at Ladakh and now another nerve to press on, there may be escalations either in trade or strains between India and China

    18.08.22

    Taiwanese receive fake news regarding Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the country, Dozens Of anti-China figures plead guilty, foreign ambassadors express their support for One-China policy, China has sent nearly 190,000 tonnes of anti-pandemic products to Europe through the China-Europe freight train service, China to earmark 420 million Yuan to mitigate drought, it was recently reported that India and China would take part in the joint military drills that are hosted by Russia. The joint military drills are an excellent way to boost diplomatic and military ties between the nations participating in them and India will largely benefit from it.

    19.08.22

    The granfluencers are never too old to exercise, Xiao Jianhua found guilty of illegal collection & use of public funds & bribery, Panjin City in Liaoning initiated a number of wetland restoration projects, China issued its first annual national drought notice, China has launched a package of public-interest cultural initiatives, U.S. deliberately changing status quo in Taiwan Strait: China Daily, U.S. Congress passed the Chips and Science Act which China vehemently opposes, Chinese FM Wang Yi said that China-France ties have made steady and new progress, China welcomed participants to the World Vocational and Technical Education Development Conference, China’s birth rate has been declining since 2017, Beijing is attempting to establish a sort of new normal in an effort to exert pressure on Taiwan in the face of an increase in foreign responses to events in the Taiwan Strait. It’s uncertain how far this escalation will go.

    20.08.22-21.08.22

    In China, even fish are tested with Covid19, Nepal’s Dashain shopping may be impacted by China’s border blockade, China increases easing & lowers credit standards to bolster struggling economy, Ancient Buddhist monuments revealed by China’s Yangtze river’s declining water levels, Nepal reached a deal with Indian company to build hydropower project after Chinese business withdrew, Jaishankar accused Beijing of violating the border agreement, Taiwan continues to accept international delegations despite pressure from China, China will try to safeguard its grain crop from record-breaking drought, via funding, investment, and help, China will continue to actively support and take part in the development of significant infrastructure projects in Africa. The expansion of cooperation in new areas like the digital economy, health, green, and low-carbon sectors is something else Beijing would do in addition to increasing imports from Africa and supporting the continent’s industrial and agricultural sectors. Wang also promised that China will help the 17 African countries with food aid.

    22.08.22

    Wentian Lab Module trends online, the Long March Carrier rocket family has set a new record of consecutive and successful space launches, China will be reconstructing the Tanzania-Zambia railway, a Chinese FM spokesperson: US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns’ remarks about Taiwan exposed America’s hegemonic logic, China initiated multiple efforts to secure power supply & ease the impact of the heat on the harvest, China commissioned two Type 055 10,000 ton-class large destroyers called the Anshan & the Wuxi, The commissioning of Anshan and Wuxi happens amidst multiple developments in the region. The induction of the two destroyers is likely to make situations tense for India since China has actively been able to consolidate its naval presence in the region while simultaneously strengthening its land troops in the Himalayan region.

    23.08.22

    China penalizes 27 individuals for ‘tragically awful’ math textbook pictures, Japanese PM Kishida received a message of sympathy from Chinese President Xi over the latter’s COVID-19 infection, nominated Philippine official’s close China connect questioned, China’s space tracking vessel departs for fresh observational missions, COVID-19 is a factor in China’s declining marriage and birth rates, high-speed electric passenger train made for Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway departed from Qingdao port in Shandong, The importance of Japan-China relations is rising, not just for the two nations themselves but also for regional stability and global prosperity.

    24.08.22

    Big data used by a Chinese institution to suggest housemates to new freshman, China and ROK, China launches Beijing3B remote sensing satellite, Xi advocated for new beginnings in the rejuvenation & development of the north-eastern province, PMs of China and the Netherlands discuss bilateral relations, China played a crucial part in the growth of Africa’s supply chain & improved socio-economic growth, Chinese ambassador and the US deputy secretary of state discussed Taiwan Strait problem, Friendship associations between China & Iran promise to boost their mutual BRI cooperation

    25.08.22

    A video of Taiwanese Soldiers Staring At A Chinese Drone Goes Viral In China And Taiwan Chinese embassy in Cambodia received requests for assistance from Taiwanese citizens, number of patent transfers & licenses in China increased in the last year, China announced several economic policy measures in the face of record heatwaves & drought, closer cooperation between China & Africa is boosting Africa’s supply chains in the face of various headwinds, China’s developmental projects in Africa ensure that it would get the required permits for mining activities or to exert political influence on the continent. India needs to act soon and expand its investment projects to exert political influence on the continent.

    26.08.22

    The Chongqing mountain fires have gained a lot of attention on Chinese social media, China has created a detector to investigate the ionospheric plasma environment surrounding the International Space Station, Guangzhou’s Huangpu District and Guangzhou Development District have implemented new initiatives to entice and support young talent, government of Bangladesh issues an order to stop construction of an elevated bus line, China detained a Tibetan man for possessing a picture of the Dalai Lama, US still imposes tariffs on Chinese imports from the Trump administration, but specialists claim that these harsh levies are no longer relevant, China has constructed almost 1.97 million 5G base stations, making up the largest 5G network in the world, According to Australia, military patrols in the South China Sea will continue, while developing nations view BRI as their best chance for growth, Western countries view it through a geostrategic lens, Tibet, like Taiwan, is a highly sensitive subject for China that it does not want any open debates, and China disapproves of any interaction between the Indian government and the Dalai Lama as well as any activities involving Tibet or Tibetans in general

    27.8.22-28.8.22

    Chinese scam gangs in Cambodia are driving young Asians into crime out of desperation, and the pandemic has only made matters worse, PLA’s recruitment efforts primarily directed at college students majoring in science & engineering,China looking to strengthen its governance to deal with concerns relating to cyberspace, two US navy warships are sailing through international waters in the Taiwan Strait, Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s visit to Taiwan was denounced by China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson, Official figures from China show that the COVID19 outbreak is still present in several locations, the central government has successfully stabilized China’s labour market, Asian nations that depend on China for wealth and the United States for security face a challenging task in managing tensions between the two sides as great power rivalry heats up following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

    29.08.22

    Wentian Lab Modules show positive results, Chinese enterprise contributes to relief, Huaqianbei district’s wholesale electronics market ordered to shut down to contain COVID19, Guangzhou Nansha “Multiple in One” Micro-Energy Demonstration project is the first energy demonstration project implemented through China-Finland MoU, “20 series” of aircraft introduced during the Long Spring air exhibition, task forces appointed to supervise implementation of policies for economic stabilization, 8,185 Chinese officials in violation of China’s eight-point code on improving Party and government conduct were punished, The State Council’s decision of deploying task forces and working groups showcases China’s priority toward revamping the country’s economy. The initiative is likely to be a success since the top leadership of the Communist Party is participating in the implementation of policies at the grass-root level.

    30.08.22

    Netizens angry after players wore masks while playing, Chinese grieve Kazuo Inamori’s death on social media, More than 200 people were arrested by the police in Henan province of China, improvement was observed in the economy of Taiwan, the CCP will organize its 20th national congress from October 16, China sent high ranking officials, including cabinet ministers, to assist and demand the local governments to stabilize their growth, Ministry of Finance released a report implementing the fiscal policy, Chinese embassy in Cambodia asked to assist Cambodian government in tracking and arresting scam victims from Taiwan, President Xi Jinping expressed his aim to propagate Chinese culture & perspective through foreign experts, It is believed that in the upcoming 20th national congress Xi will be anointed as the “great leader”, marking his third term. While the media already considers him to be the “people’s leader”, there are certain setbacks with Xi’s presidential legacy which may further lead to questions regarding his legitimacy.

    31.08.22

    Taiwanese Novelist Happy to be Banned, Locals make city police follow laws for epidemic prevention, Ahead of the 20th NPC, Chinese authorities imposed penalties on petitioners & dissidents, Chinese Red Cross provides 300,000 USD in cash aid to Pakistani flood victims, In August, China’s manufacturing PMI increased, China will take additional steps to promote an environment that is favorable for business, China’s rail cargo volume increased by 5.5% year over year, India is in high-level discussions and considering offering humanitarian aid to Islamabad. Despite the fact that one of its ministers supported Islamabad’s notion of buying food supplies from New Delhi, Pakistan has not publicly requested assistance from India.

    1.07.22

    Preparing for headwinds, Meta reduces its hiring ambitions for new engineers by 30%, Zhao Lijian not surprised that US officials admit to hyping Xinjiang: this is not the first time, China stopped importing Australian coal in 2020 as a result of the worsening Sino-Australian relations, NATO which recently alleged that China offers structural threats to the organization, has come under strong criticism from the Chinese Mission to the EU, the CCP is in charge of the vast political coalition known as the united front, to address China’s issues, NATO will enhance collaboration, Chinese defence spokeswoman declared that China & ASEAN are an unbreakable security community, ‘One country, two systems’ is a pioneering achievement that has never been done before, according to Xi Jinping, NATO’s focus on “targeting” Russia and China was highlighted at the NATO summit, Disengagement is the norm in this new era of strategic rivalry between China and the West. China’s economy may suffer the most from this trend even though it would slow economic development, boost expenses for businesses, and raise prices for everyone

    2.7.22- 3.7.22

    Ministry of Industry & Information technology & 5 more departments plan to digitalize consumer goods industries by 2025, successful completion of a health project in Kenya based on China & UNICEF, Chaba typhoon hit South China’s Guangdong, resulting in severe landfall, US military general put forward an argument about the Chinese political move to catch Taiwan, CAS & Lanzhou University identified around 1,000 species of bacteria in the glacier of the Tibetan Plateau, China’s Defence Ministry announced the success of the PLA’s latest test of anti-ballistic missiles, Chinese FM Wang Yi visited Bagan, Myanmar to improve relations, Xi Jinping remarked on “one country two systems” & talked about China’s support for long-term stability in Hong Kong, Chinese ambassador Yang Jiechi met the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, China’s biggest coal-based ethanol project was initiated, EAM Jaishankar & Chinese FM Wang Yi may meet at the G20 summit in Bali, Ambassador to China, Pradeep Rawat emphasised on the criticality of the maintenance of peace and tranquillity in border areas.

    4.07.22

    American companies continue heavy investments in Chinese market, Hong King investors get access to USD 8.9 billion in exchange-traded funds, Chinese and Cambodian Foreign Ministers Meeting, the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) donated relief materials in to Afghanistan, Chinese digital economy quadruples in the past decade, Chinese government to upgrade its policies in economic growth to achieve desired target of growth, China has started screening people who have traveled internationally for potential infections of monkeypox virus, the remains of members of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) who were killed in the Republic of Korea will be returned to China, China’s food security will not be disrupted due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, growing Chinese influence globally gives NATO an imperative to continue the military alliance. On the other hand, the support from non-NATO members and a Quad member also raises the question of a possible expansion of NATO members.

    5.07.22

    Personal information of 1 billion people hacked, Chen Yong, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of China Railway Seventh Bureau Group Co investigated, economic officials from China & the US held a virtual meeting, Leaders from Asia-Pacific came together in the NATO summit to signal their alliance with the West, Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee embarked on enacting legislation which will cater to all future risks, Xi called for China’s willingness to work with other countries to further the issue of development & pursue inclusivity, China will coordinate with the Afghan government to provide relief and support, trade between China & Vietnam plummets due to COVID safety measures and China’s zero-covid strategies, Chinese state-owned firms expressed their interest in building a metro rail network in Bangladesh, several Canadian diplomats were denied access to the trial of Canadian-Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua, Ministry of Education held a press conference on July 5 to address successes, Incorporating APAC & moving it toward the US & Europe rather than the growing relationship between Russia & China is seen as a strategic move because APAC is made up of democratic countries & is a dynamic center of technological & economic power.

    6.07.22

    TikTok is back in the firing line of US-China digital rivalry, 3rd Anniversary of 5G licensing, In China, life expectancy has increased to 77.93 years compared to declining birth rates, calculated delay in the decision on sale of the largest chip manufacturer in the UK to a Chinese-owned company, China is prepared to expand its multilateral collaboration with Russia, U.S. Trade Representative’s office received more than 400 requests to maintain tariffs on Chinese imports, China backed Pakistan’s objection to India hosting any G20 events in Jammu & Kashmir in 2023, India, Pakistan & China’s foreign policies all aim to dissuade future aggression in this situation, but the geopolitical landscape may soon be shaped by the partnerships that each state forms.

    7.07.22

    China has yet again proved the censorship strictness in the country by removing posts of the US Embassy, Chinese social media company seeks huge investments up to $1.2 billion, Chinese & American foreign ministers will discuss sticking concerns at G20 side-lines, China is eager to deepen pragmatic collaboration with the Philippines, FBI & MI5 leaders give a stern warning over China’s threat to the West, Biden administration’s tariff plan on China only cancels 10 billion of the 370 billion, Hong Kong police have threatened Jimmy Lai’s detained UK lawyers, Australia’s openness to cooperate with China is confirmed by Australian FM, the response of Australian Minister to Chinese counterpart remains a point of concern and China’ Neo imperialism spreads to the Philippines

    8.07.22

    anti-Japanese sentiments on Weibo after news of Shinzo Abe’s death, close encounters between Chinese & foreign military aircraft are the new normal after expansion of PLA’s activities, railways & other departments have reinforced travel services and safety assurance for the 2022 Summer Games, police officials forcibly removed Chen Ziliang from Jinyun, Xi uses the party’s illustrious tradition & style of work to strengthen faith & gather strength, case of Sun Lijun, a former member of the Party Committee, was heard in public, Li Ang, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, stated that once a hidden source of infection enters, there is a high danger of virus transmission in public locations, heads of the British & American intelligence services jointly warned that China was the “greatest long-term threat” to the Western world, Hong Kong will continue to be an important starting point for Chinese investors & enterprises seeking to access foreign capital as well as the main entry point for capital from across the world into the Chinese mainland for a very long time

    9.7.22- 10.7.22

    President Xi Jinping gave condolences to Shinzo Abe’s passing, Australia-China, G20 Summit, US Secretary of State said that President Joe Biden & Xi Jinping may meet each other face to face for the first time in the G20 Summit, Chinese Embassy issued a notice for Chinese nationals to stay away from protests & Sri Lankan masses, China strongly supported removing the sanctions from Zimbabwe, the USA, China & Russia are developing highly dangerous weapons, Washington’s Forced Labour Act resulted in a ban on all products sourced from Xinjiang, protesters in Zhengzhou, China, opposed to rural banks freezing their customers’ savings, violently removed by security forces, coalition administration, according to China’s FM was the “root cause” of Australia’s animosity, Chinese threat to India is more serious due to this tactical training between China and Pakistan, as it provides entry to India’s major seaports like Mumbai, Kochi, New Mangalore, Okha and Mormugao in the Arabian Sea

     11.07.22

    Zhengzhou protests, Chinese Columnist quotes US media- another overseas base of the PLA begins to take shape, China seeks to attract more international investors with newly announced SwapConnect, China & Australia reached an understanding of reshaping & stabilizing relations, , Hong Kong plans to formulate a health code that is similar to that of mainland China, 9th Chinese peacekeeping forces deployed to Mali successfully upgraded the reconstruction of the UN MINUSM headquarters, China has initiated the construction of a deep-space observation facility with new radar systems. While India has its own set of objectives to achieve under the Aatmnirbhar vision, it must pay attention to the Chinese side since these are the same problems faced by India as well

    12.07.22

    ByteDance launches Kesong, a new social media app, Tencent clarifies rumors against online gaming hours for children, protestors flooded the streets of Henan forcing the authorities to make the repayments after China faced one of the biggest financial scandals ever, South Korean media has been urged to disseminate positive news regarding China, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addressed local governments to ensure safety & protection of citizens, heavy rainfall in China has led to a surge in the hydropower output, with new variants of COVID-19 rising, the zero-covid policy of China comes into question, COVID-19 has severely impacted the bankruptcy of multiple private hospitals, during Eid al-Adha, local cadres were sent to Xinjiang, to celebrate the festival with the Uyghur population, Chinese foreign minister, sided with ASEAN in order to protect the future of this region. The move by the authorities to ‘celebrate’ Eid with the Uyghur population was perceived as propaganda. It was an attempt to hide the atrocities committed by the state authorities over the Uyghurs.

    13.07.22

    Xi writes message of congratulations to World Internet Conference International Organization on its founding, there are 428 million 5G mobile phone subscribers in China, China’s consumer expenditure is recovering while being supported by policy, Xi urged young people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to work toward national renewal, new data relay satellite launched by China, China applauds the Draft Resolution on humanitarian assistance for Syria, China complains over Taiwan’s vice president’s trip to Japan for Abe’s burial, The invitation offered to the youth of the Taiwan Strait follows forceful and persuading propaganda. Another aspect of dragon diplomacy is China’s awareness and denial of the conflict between the two entities.

    14.07.22

    Chinese social media users fail to pay respect to dead, remains a direct outcome of extreme nationalism, Chinese social media app Tik Tok goes public with confession about accessing Australian data, US Navy sailed a destroyer near Chinese-controlled islands in the South China Sea, India and China are expected to hold the 16th round of Corps Commander level negotiations, China’s “world’s most far-reaching radar” may also be used for military purposes, after Chinese air forces began  intensive defence drill across the border in Tibet, India has escalated fighter operations in Ladakh, bill proposed in Congress would take steps to end China’s illegal occupation of Tibet, China is allegedly furious over Dalai Lama’s birthday celebrations, the New Delhi government seems to make changes in the ‘One China Policy’. This change is a mixed result of the changing dynamics of the foreign policy at home as well as the slow transition of events in the Indo- Pacific region.  

    15.07.22

    Weibo to regulate misspelt” words used to get over China’s stringent censorship, citizens asked to boycott watching Hong Kong film, Chinese debt trap argument was disproved by a representative of Chinese Foreign Ministry, the U.S. Commerce Department allegedly accused 5 Chinese firms of providing military-industrial support to Russia, Monetary Authority of Singapore & China’s central bank have renewed their bilateral currency swap arrangement, China’s GDP increased 2.5% year over year in first half of 2022, US is increasing its operations to counter China’s plans to become world’s leading chip manufacturer, Premier Li Keqiang urged concurrent actions to control economic growth & stop inflation, China’s interests are likely to diverge even more from those of Russia and align more closely with those of many nations that already hold China in high regard. That will undoubtedly provide its own set of difficulties, but they won’t be particularly related to Russia or any other member of the “axis of autocracy.”

    16.7.22- 17.7.22

    Operation Code Red, Henan Depositors Scandal & the new Health Code colours trend on Weibo, China launched two satellites into space with a Long March-2C carrier rocket, in the second quarter, China’s economy grew by 0.4%, Urumqi International Land Port Area to develop into a significant growth pole, 691 new COVID19 cases were reported from mainland China, China’s Hainan Airlines started operating direct flights to Serbia, about a billion Chinese people’s personal information, had been made available online, Jianan Wang won China’s first long jump gold medal at a world championship, flash floods in southwest & northwest China killed at least a dozen people, In order to address the unresolved issues along the LAC and achieve complete disengagement, both India & China have agreed to continue talks through diplomatic & military channels as authorised by their foreign ministers.

    18.07.22

    Padma Bridge, Xuntian Space Telescope, Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, China sent its Long March-5B Y3 rocket to the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan, China’s fourth naval carrier is currently in the development pipeline, a round table conference on “A consensus on future industrial cooperation between Madeira and Bay of Australia region of Hong Kong”, Philippines Department of Transport indicated engaging with China on loan agreements for 3 railway projects, cyberwarfare capabilities of South Asian countries differ largely. While any nation in the region would try to avoid any military conflict, cyberwarfare is a domain that serves a country’s purpose without engaging militarily.

    19.07.22

    Eight-year old corrects the planetarium documentary, Hunan Provincial Party responds to Netizens’ inquiries about Dongting Lake, China conducted a high-altitude test of PCL191 advanced rocket launch system, RCEP Trade Deal expected to internationalise the yuan, Vice Premier Hu Chunhua called for more effective measures to stabilise unemployability,high-level negotiations are reportedly taking place between China & the EU, IPAC members resolved to blacklist some Chinese firms, Manolo Blahnik won a legal battle for using its trademark in China, Urumqi International Land Port Area will enrich BRI as 23 projects are set to open up, Chinese officials are threatening Nancy Pelosi if she visits Taiwan, Nancy Pelosi would be the senior-most official to travel to Taiwan, and it might broaden the conversation from specific concerns to more general ones like US-Taiwan military and diplomatic relations.

    20.07.22

    elderly Chinese man threatens to “die” if his daughter’s child doesn’t take his last name, Yuzuru Hanyu trends after he announced his retirement, civic organization requests that territory that China currently occupies in Nepal is recognised, Steven Zhang ordered by a Hong Kong court to pay $255 million USD to creditors, Nancy Pelosi is reportedly planning to travel to Taiwan in August, China getting ready to punish ride-hailing giant Didi more than $1 billion, Li Keqiang expressed flexibility on the growth objective and underlined caution against excessive intervention, vice president of the European Parliament Nicola Beer urged China to engage in a “mutual and respectful dialogue” with Taiwan, demanded that the island be permitted to attend the World Health Assembly and that the EU’s delegation in Taipei be upgraded

    21.07.22

    User upset over badly translated Chinese song on Spotify Singapore, a Chinese journalist covering Shnzo Abe’s death faced outrage online, Xi congratulates World Youth Development Forum, US military thinks Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is not a good idea, trade-boosting discussions between China & the EU, Foreign businesses in Shanghai are trying to recover after the lockdown, China’s Xi & Indonesia’s Jokowi to meet in Beijing to discuss the G20, 16th round of commander-level negotiations was held on July 17 between the Indian & Chinese armies, India appears to be having trouble finding alternatives as China intensifies its military drills and decided to develop structures along the border of east Ladakh.

    22.07.22

    ByteDance spent a record $2.14 million on lobbying in the US, State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office claimed that the DPP government has been manipulating politics, China may attempt to create a no-fly zone over Taiwan, Chinese experts advocated for increased funding & measures to reduce the health concerns brought on by climate change, symposium on the 2022 Longjiang temporary cadres was presided over by Xu Qin, Taiwan High Court turned down a former Air Force officer’s appeal for a retrial, gene that can increase the efficiency of photosynthesis discovered by Chinese researchers in crops. Mainland China has experienced heat waves, with several cities experiencing temperatures above 40 degrees. More often than not, decision-makers must take into account how extreme heat and humidity may affect the elderly, children, and others who work outdoors.

    23.7.22- 24.7.22

    China performs first image exploration on Phobos, Beijing hosts Thematic Forum for Digital Economy, China’s space station launched, Chinese remotely operated underwater robot for deep sea surveys was handed over to its users, Over 660 new pulsars have been found using China’s FAST telescope, China to implement policy measures to increase effective demand, Beijing stationed permanent rescue forces & maritime administrations on its artificial islands in the South China Sea, China’s PLA conducted a 10-aircraft incursion into Taiwan’s southwestern Air Defense Identification Zone, Xi Jinping congratulated Ranil Wickremesinghe on becoming the president of Sri Lanka & offered to support Colombo, India’s timely and significant action in Sri Lanka, where it has offered assistance while safeguarding long-term interests that could be beneficial to both nations, demonstrates the success of its neighbourhood strategy.

    25.07.22

    Wentian Module, Hainan Expo, UK’s biggest threat, live-fire Han Kuang military drills began in Taiwan, guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, China will continue to foster peace & development, Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in mainland China is 150, Chinese scientists launched an expedition to conduct scientific investigations in the headwater region of the Lancang & Yangtze rivers in the Qinghai Province, General Administration of Customs has announced new measures for the prevention of the Monkeypox virus. The new S-400 squadron is being called as China has increased its aerial activities in the region of Eastern Ladakh. The Chinese fighter planes are often reported to be flying close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) violating the 10 kilometers no-fly zone confidence-building measure

    26.07.22

    Xi congratulates the China-Africa peace and security forum, Chinese military conducted its first surveillance and strike drone flight close to Taiwan, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indonesian President Joko Widodo had a meeting, President Xi Jinping congratulated Droupadi Murmu on becoming the new President of India, Xi sent an open letter to the OHCHR subsequent to the visit of High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, Chinese , investment in coal mines and power has increased dramatically, Although there has been a lot of tension at the LAC, the change in the Indian presidency appears to represent a turning moment for both sides’ interactions. According to reports, the 16th round of talks came to a successful conclusion.

    27.07.22

    Short film on a disabled man goes viral; inspires millions, Bridge cracks open with rising temperature, Croatia opened the bridge which links to Dubrovnik funded by the China Road and Bridge Corporation, woman enshrined photos of four Japanese war criminals in the Xuanzang Temple, China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan, hosted the Indonesian counterpart, Iriana Joko Widodo, defence chiefs across the Indo-Pacific region met as Chinese military influence expands in the region, China will continue with its green energy transition, China launched six satellites in space successfully, Hong Kong to prosper in the next five years with the “East meets West ” policy, China is persistent in threatening the U.S. with military action if Nancy Pelosi makes a visit to Taiwan, The U.S. is centering its policies around Taiwan and making it one of its allies. China is wary of this policy as it believes that it will be surrounded with American influence and hence, the opposition.

    28.07.22

    American Podcast Star Joe Rogan reiterates US government’s warnings about Tik Tok’s data leaks, Residents of Xinjiang wrote numerous letters to Michelle Bachelet, the OHCHR, CPC’s 20th National Congress will set key priorities for the next five years in particular & China’s two-stage development plan, US NAVPLAN 2022’s main objectives are opposing China, preserving combat credibility, & defending freedom of navigation, planned visit of a Chinese vessel to Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port, legislation to support US semiconductor industry as it competes with China expected to be approved in the US House of Representatives, Taiwan’s military fired flares to warn away a drone that “glanced by” a strategically located island near the Chinese coast, competition for better control of maritime resources between China and US Naval forces continues to impose security threats for the Indo-Pacific region as a whole. The report released by US clearly indicates strong signals from country regarding the disappointment to claims of the PRC over maritime resources.

    29.07.22

    Alibaba to expand international e-commerce operations, Biden & Xi Jinping spoke over the phone, two PLA Air Force Xian JH-7 fighter bombers breached southwest corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ, Rep: PLA will crush any attempts at “Taiwan independence” or outside involvement, Xi Jinping presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, US officials fear that China will take military action that would have an impact on Taiwan, Xi visited “Leading Navigation and Strengthening the Army to Rejuvenation – Exhibition of National Defense and Military Construction Achievements in the New Era”, ASEAN foreign ministers to gather in Cambodia to promote sustainable development, Other Chinese IT companies will undoubtedly copy Alibaba’s innovative move, elevating the stature of Hong Kong’s stock exchange. But it is also high time Chinese investors got a piece of the tech industry’s success

    30.7.22- 31.7.22

    Starting a War to Just for Show, Xi sends condolences to Philippine President Marcos in the aftermath of earthquake, China’s Guangdong province rejects special health code for the unvaccinated, digital economy in China has become the most important engine of economic development, Colorful Guizhou Style spectacle is back on stage in southwest China, Over the Indian Ocean, debris from a huge Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere, China’s factory activity unexpectedly decreased in July, China says it is conducting live-fire military exercises near the Pingtan islands off Fujian province, Xi Jinping stressed efforts to realize goals set for 100th anniversary of founding of PLA, China’s mainland confirmed 229,594 covid cases, Chinese youth unemployment rate hit an all-time high of 19%. India’s and China’s approaches to the BRICS summit and the G20 meeting show a mix of status-seeking and hedging behavior. While China is taking a cautious approach, it is also exercising strong leadership while India’s leadership has a very clear orientation towards developmental issues when it comes to matters of national interest.

    1.06.22

    Earthquake in Lushan was reported; Chinese ‘Nutritious soil’ company valued at one billion yuan; Shanghai reported 5 new COVID19 cases on Tuesday; PLA’s Eastern Theater Command conducted interservice combat readiness patrols near Taiwan; Chinese FM Wang Yi met with King Tupou VI of Tonga & reiterated their bilateral relations; Ministry of Industry and Information Technology notified 84 apps for failing to comply with rectification requirements; China is expanding its Lingshui Air Base located in the South China Sea; China plans to increase pensions by 4% with emphasis is placed on critical care for elderly retirees and retirees in remote areas; FM spokesman Zhao Lijian has disputed Japan’s claim over the Okinitori Reef; 16th round of military talks was decided upon by India & China. Complete disengagement can lead to normalcy in India-China relations. Meanwhile, Chinese companies, including Xiaomi, ZTEPress, & Vivo, are under investigation by India.

    2.06.22

    Crackdown on social media freedom in Tibet; Shanghai trends again because of the reopening of the city after 2 months of lockdown; Yu Zhiping was sentenced to jail on charges of accepting bribes; businesses in Shanghai called for industrial action to protest the leader’s no-COVID policy; State Grid Corporation of China issued 8 measures to serve the healthy development of the economy & society; monthly trade between the Chinese yuan & the Russian ruble, affected by the Russia Ukraine War, has increased significantly; PLA has increased its activities around Taiwan & in the South China Sea in response to the US’s commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific; FM Wang Yi announced the building of an “Indo-Pacific Community of Common Destiny”; in 2021, compared to 2013, the number of child abductions in China will decrease by 82.6%, which is of great interest to the public. US SecState Blinken said China’s strategic goal is to reshape the Indo-Pacific order. China’s biggest concern is the US-led military alliance & supports ASEAN centrality which contradicts Beijing’s “divide and manage” approach to Southeast Asia.

    3.06.22

    Shanghai’s residents were seen lined up outside when the city reopened after a two-month lockdown; Chinese state associated “Spamouflage” network of Twitter accounts target Chinese female journalists; Canada’s military accused Chinese warplanes of harassing its patrol aircraft as they monitor North Korea’s sanction evasions, a Chinese delegation of medical experts who went to DPRK to advise on COVID-19 containment strategies returned to China; Chinese envoy criticized the US & Britain for groundless accusations levelled against China at the UNSC; China & the Cook Islands pledged efforts to deepen bilateral ties; Chinese FM Wang Yi said that restarting bilateral ties between China & Australia requires concrete actions. Though China & 10 Pacific Island nations on Monday failed to reach a “consensus” on a region-wide deal proposed by Beijing, it should be looked upon as an achievement of China’s as it succeeded in bringing small island nations together which other nations have failed to do

    4.6.22- 5.6.22

    Fangcang, China’s Covid-19 temporary hospitals become an integral component of the country’s future; “Nong Ho, Shanghai!” Weibo Is Celebrating the ‘Revival’ of Shanghai; President Xi Jinping called for greater efforts to be made to preserve the environment; China launched the Shenzhou-14 crewed spacecraft, sending 3 astronauts to its space station for a six-month mission; Xi Jinping & Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou committed to deepening bilateral ties; China will prioritise the uninterrupted and steady functioning of its industrial and supply networks as it attempts to resurrect its industrial economy; Chinese FM Wang Yi & Malaysian FM Saifuddin Abdullah promised to protect the ASEAN-centered regional cooperation framework; International Olympic Committee lauded Beijing 2022 for its efforts in low carbon, environmental protection, and sustainable development; in Hunan Province, archaeologists unearthed 25 graves dating from the late Shang Dynasty; China and Malaysia believe that regional countries should protect the region’s mature cooperation framework, which is led by the ASEAN, and try to prevent a new Cold War mentality from taking root in the region, which would result in a new camp confrontation.

    6.06.22

    Chinese influencer’s ice-cream pitch introduces fans to Tiananmen Square Massacre; China to complete its investigation into Didi’s cybersecurity & ease prohibition on new customers; Australian PM Anthony Albanese expressed concern over an Australian surveillance plane’s collision with a Chinese fighter jet; Shanghai, China not ready to give up fight against coronavirus epidemics; China hopes to complete construction of its space station this year & enlist the assistance of Russia; China’s Ant Group announced the establishment of ANEXT Bank, a digital wholesale bank based in Singapore; China’s demographic dilemma is worse than official data suggests; China will press ahead with agreed-upon trade pacts and profit on ready-to-go tariffs and market accesses rather than responding to or resisting IPEF, as seen by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summit.

    7.06.22

    Amazon to stop distributing Kindle in China; Speculations on launch of Type 003 aircraft carrier in China circulates; US Trade Representative Dai Qi stated that trade policy with China should be strategic; China’s Central Meteorological Observatory continues to issue yellow rain warnings; Shanghai has recently reverted to the epidemic’s “precise prevention & control” mode; Australian P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft entered area near Xisha, China; Ministry of State Security announced the departmental regulations “Measures for Rewarding Citizens for Reporting Behaviors Endangering National Security”; Railway Public Security Bureau further investigated the accident of the D2809 train slamming into rapid debris flow off-line; Ministry of Civil Affairs & Ministry of Finance jointly issued the “Notice on Effectively Safeguarding the Basic Lives of People in Difficulties”; Ministry of Natural Resources recently made public 24 concerns with erroneous findings; China’s major soft power asset in Africa is its fundamentally distinct intellectual approach in implementing its African economic ambitions; The paternalistic, self-righteous, and occasionally racist framing prevalent in communications from the US, UK, and EU is absent from Beijing’s diplomatic framing and language when dealing with Africa.

    8.06.22

    Modi’s India plunged into US’ friend circle, says Chinese commentator; Primary school students rally to usher in a new era; CCDI announced that former Shenzhen mayor, Chen Rugui is under investigation for alleged violations of law; Liu Jianchao was transferred from the position of Deputy Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission to Director of CPC International Liaison Department; CGTN has launched a new documentary series on terrorism in Xinjiang; on May 30th, 30 PLA aircrafts entered Taiwan’s southwest Air Defence Identification Zone; China & Russia pledged to intensify cooperation along the Yangtze and Volga rivers; Russia’s energy strategy repositioning has brought more opportunities for cooperation b/w Chinese & Indian enterprises in Russian market; China is effective in shaping public opinion due to strong placement of propaganda material on YouTube & Google

    9.06.22

    LinkedIn post highlights propaganda team, tanks seen in Beijing, China; Shanghai citizens celebrate as COVID restrictions eased; Hong Kong company, Fantasia petitioned for liquidation due to its inability to repay its $149 million debt; Cheng Jiandong, former deputy director of the Jiangsu Provincial Public Security Department, fired on suspicion of violations of discipline and law; CCTV released its annual Social Responsibility Report on May 28; Chinese President Xi Jinping appointed nine new ambassadors; People’s Forum, a part of People’s Daily uploaded an article titled “Rejecting Yes-Man Doctrine, Forever keeping the spirit of struggle” on May 26th; Official data revealed China’s foreign trade bounced back in May as total imports & exports went up 9.6 per cent year on year; The CCTV, a major channel of CPC’s propaganda department has always guided all its work with Xi Jinping’s thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. The CCTV notes that it has always faithfully fulfilled the party’s ideological mission.

    10.06.22

    After photographing the Liangshan wedding dinner, Chinese netizens were interrogated; protests break out at checkpoints in Beijing; approval information for domestic online games was issued on the official website of China’s State Press and Publication Administration; US announced that the arms sales plan to Taiwan had been approved; European Parliament passed a resolution declaring that Chinese government’s human rights violations against Uyghurs constitute crimes against humanity; defense ministers of China and the United States met on June 10 for talks; Hong Kong SAR Government gazetted the “Prevention and Control of Diseases Ordinance 2022 Notice” in response to the potential risks posed by monkeypox to Hong Kong; several earthquakes struck Maerkang City of Aba Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China’s Sichuan Province; Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs’ Office issued Implementation Programme for Effective Investment in Rural Agriculture; China will support WTO reform, inclusive growth and champion the cause of legitimate rights of developing countries; Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stated that the US is planning to remove certain tariffs on Chinese imports; Chu emphasised Sun’s ties to the US; both KMT & US will benefit from pursuing common goals: for KMT to shake its pro-Chinese & anti-American image during elections; for US in limiting & monitoring Beijing’s influence

    11.6.22- 12.6.22

    Protests break out in Dongxing with demands of unblocking the city. Open letter from a Shanghai entrepreneurs’ group does rounds on Twitter. 6th Party Congress of Chongqing was concluded, wherein 43 representatives were elected to attend the 20th National Party Congress. Chinese FM spokesman Zhao Lijian said that China would assist Sri Lanka in overcoming current financial difficulties. two Chinese nationals were arrested for cheating in the university online entrance examination in Tokyo, Japan. Chinese state media reported that Li Shulei, took over as the Deputy Minister of the Central Propaganda Department in charge of daily work. UK Conservative backbenchers launched a bid to ban China’s Confucius Institutes from operating. China showed strong discontentment over US announcement of new arms sales and related technical support to Taiwan. Cui Maohu was appointed Deputy Head of the United Front Work Department, and the Chief of State Administration for Religious Affairs. spokesman for the Chinese delegation for the EU demanded that the European Parliament stop attacking China over human rights issues in Xinjiang. China’s Confucius Institutes are public educational and cultural promotion programs that which can be considered as a tool of Beijing’s diplomatic outreach deployed with the purpose of fulfilling China’s goals in different parts of the world.

    13.06.22

    Discussion on women’s safety is sparked by gender-based violence on Chinese social media; Chinese influencer vanishes after a tank-shaped cake comes on livestream; China’s defence minister accused the US of smearing Beijing, claiming that Washington is attempting to hijack countries in the Indo-Pacific; as more Chinese competitors set up shop in Vietnam, Apple suppliers compete for Vietnamese labour; Bangladesh rejected China’s aggressive proposal for a high-speed Dhaka-Chittagong railway route; During the Shangri La discussion, PM Fumio Kishida said that Japan is bolstering its military capabilities in the next 5 years. Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged Hongkongers to better integrate with the nation’s growth in order to ensure the city’s stability; while China’s strategic interests in India’s neighbourhood have prompted Beijing to enhance its participation in the area, there has also been a desire from the nations to back Beijing’s incursions throughout the years due to perceived Indian predominance.

    14.06.22

    Zuckerberg’s Meta tol push metaverse activities into Hong Kong cafes & schools; Taiwanese media reported China is building countermeasures against Taiwan; Outline of Military Non-War Military Actions (Trial) was signed by Xi Jinping; Xi Jinping congratulated Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao on its 120th anniversary; Ministry of Emergency Management rcorded cumulative rainfall in most of Jiangnan & eastern part of southwest region was 70-150 mm—National Defense Agency continues to maintain three-tiered flood-control response; Chinese FM spokesman Wang Wenbin stated that China has sovereign rights & jurisdiction over the Taiwan Strait; Yang Jiechi, director of CPC Central Committee’s Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission, met with National Security Assistant to US President Sullivan; , Chinese FM Wang Yi had a video conference with New Zealand FM Nanaia Mahuta; China has been making speeches from the standpoint of international law, to increase the legality with which it may force Taiwan to unify, but most countries do not accept this legitimacy.

    15.06.22

    Health codes turn red in Henan Province, Smartisan founder bids farewell to social media, Guidelines for diagnosis & treatment of monkeypox issued by National Health Commission, China issued specific guidelines on military actions other than war, From May 2021 to May 2022, industrial output increased by 0.7%, Deep Space Exploration Laboratory’s board of directors met via video conference in Beijing & Hefei to evaluate and approve the board’s composition plan, China’s Cybersecurity Administration (CAC) established new mobile app rules, with floods hitting the South China Pearl River basin, China’s Ministry of Water Resources initiated a level-III emergency response, China launched 18 new vocations to reflect the country’s digitization and carbon peaking, violation of health codes has citizens questioning the digital totalitarianism of the Communist Party. Manipulating personal private information is a strategy used to maintain political stability by restricting the freedom to travel.

    16.06.22

    Social media Influencer accused of collaboration with Chinese enterprise faces legal battle with Amazon and Cartier, China Social Media Reciprocity Act keeps officials from using US social media apps, British government opted to buy 20% stake in Sizewell nuclear power station project, eliminating requirement for money from China General Nuclear Power, State Administration of Taxation of China issued two new policies to improve the export tax rebate policy, UN Human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet was not able to speak to any detained Uyghurs on their families, At the June press conference, Meng Wei, a spokesman for the National Development and Reform Commission, stated that important livelihood commodities have stable production & sufficient supply, Xi Jinping signed an order on “military operations other than war”, despite China’s major assault on big digital companies, Xi, has continued to urge for the country’s entire people to develop, signing of order on military operations other than war, against #Taiwan is another medium of use of force, real question on the situation of China’s inflation remained unanswered. UN Human Rights chief’s visit to China failed to achieve its purpose.

    17.06.22

    Perplexing Case of Henan Bank Depositors and Changing Health QR Codes; Border villages in Arunachal Pradesh discussed on Weibo by military observers, Fujian, China’s third aircraft carrier, was launched in Shanghai, Beijing Fengtai Station, Asia’s largest railway hub passenger station, is about to open for business, Chinese Cyberspace Administration to change the regulations governing the management of Internet threading & commenting services, launching ceremony for China’s third aircraft carrier took place 17 at China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s Jiangnan Shipyard, China will speed up the execution of a slew of pro-growth policies in the second quarter to keep the country’s economic performance within a sustainable range, China is optimistic about attaining respectable growth in foreign trade this year, Teng Biao, a human rights lawyer made Xu Zhiyong’s documentary claiming “Xu Zhiyong is innocent,”, three years later, the “five demands” that Hong Kong residents chanted on that day have yet to be fully achieved, India & China are normalizing relations in many ways, Bilateral trade between India & China has soared and is now at an all-time high. While full political engagement has yet to restart, substantial encounters have occurred.

    18.6.22- 19.6.22

    Cyberspace Administration of China puts more restrictions on social media, Chemical Plant in China caught fire, China has energized the IMF to support a US$1.4 billion bailout for Zambia, Xi states that the standards for arable land protection must be clear, Xi Jinping has visited Chongqing twice since the CPC’s 18th National Congress, sketching a plan for the city’s development, various parts of South China were met by extreme tempests, setting off flooding in urban areas, China divulged new high-ranking representatives in Hong Kong under approaching pioneer John Lee, China sent off its third plane-carrying warship from Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard, with new battle frameworks, rivlary between Washington and Beijing has affected China’s interest in Latin America & the Caribbean, Approaching Hong Kong pioneer John Lee settles bureau line-up, In Central Asia, China’s predominance leaves it disliked, There has been no progress in arriving at a mutually acceptable plan for separation of troops at LAC, China’s launch of new plane carrier may cause concern for India & Quad, BRICS NSA meeting was held on the second commemoration of the Galwan struggle.