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SCHWEIZER BOTSCHAFT IN BEIJING
EMBASSY OF SWITZERLAND IN BEIJING
AMBASSADE DE SUISSE EN CHINE

Der wöchentliche Presserückblick der Schweizer Botschaft in der VR China
The Weekly Press Review of
the Swiss Embassy in the People's Republic of China
La revue de presse hebdomadaire de l'Ambassade de Suisse en RP de Chine
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  20-24.11.2023 - No. 987  
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Switzerland

Swiss skincare company launches new cosmetic services in Chinese market (China Daily)
2023-11-21

Roche steps up efforts to tap potential of China's healthcare market (China Daily)
2023-11-20

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Foreign Policy

China wielding ‘bargaining power’ with Russia over Power of Siberia 2 natural gas pipeline (SCMP)
2023-11-24

China wants to deepen ‘everlasting’ good ties with Russia: Xi Jinping (SCMP)
2023-11-23

Xi calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza (China Daily)
2023-11-22

Myanmar hands over to China thousands of telecoms fraud suspects (SCMP/Reuters)
2023-11-21

How China ties space projects in Africa with climate and security priorities (SCMP)
2023-11-21

‘Playing catch-up’: China aims for stronger Southeast Asian ties with Aman Youyi joint military drills (SCMP)
2023-11-21

Israel-Gaza war: French and Chinese leaders back two-state solution (SCMP)
2023-11-20

Experts refute Australian charge claiming PLA destroyer's use of sonar 'unprofessional,' question Australian frigate's location, purpose in incident (GT)
2023-11-19

Chinese FM expounds on China-U.S. summit, Xi's attendance at 30th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (Xinhua)
2023-11-18

US removes Chinese institutions from 'Entity List' over narcotics, a practice to 'rectify its errors' (GT)
2023-11-17

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Domestic Policy

Domestic road network grew by over 1 million kilometers in past decade (China Daily)
2023-11-24

China Battles Surge in Respiratory Infections Among Children (Caixin)
2023-11-23
Beijing and other parts of China are battling a surge in respiratory infections, with sick children filling some hospitals to capacity and a lack of nucleic acid kits hampering accurate diagnosis and treatment, Caixin has learned. Hospitals in parts of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Guangzhou, have recorded a surge in mycoplasma pneumoniae infections over the past few months, according to media reports and doctors Caixin spoke to. In the capital in particular, some children’s hospitals and pediatric departments are close to capacity — if not already full — due to the surge, Caixin has learned. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an “atypical” bacterium that is commonly found in children and can lead to life-threatening conditions such as severe pneumonia and encephalitis, according to Hong Kong’s Center for Health Protection. At a Nov. 13 press conference held by the National Health Commission, Tong Zhaohui, vice president of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, acknowledged that there is “an epidemic trend of mycoplasma pneumoniae (infections) in children this year” compared with the past three years, in which such infections monitored “were at a lower level globally.” But he also said such epidemics are cyclical, occurring every three to seven years. Authorities have not revealed the number of cases. Sun Yuan, president of Beijing Jingdu Children’s Hospital, told Caixin that 90% of the hospital’s 300 beds were occupied, and long lines had formed outside the already overburdened hospital. “Doctors have been working overtime, and all medical resources have been used to meet patient demand, but it still may not be enough,” Sun said, noting the hospital’s average daily outpatient volume recently reached 2,000 on weekdays and exceeded 3,000 on weekends. By comparison, during the Covid-19 pandemic, that average was only 1,000 visits per day. Similarly, all beds at Beijing Children’s Hospital were in use as of Oct. 31, the father of an ill 2-year-old girl told Caixin. “This year has been the worst year ever, at least as far as I know for mycoplasma infections,” Sun said. The surge in mycoplasma pneumoniae infections could be attributed to three years of Covid controls that have led to weakened immunity, especially among children, Li Tong, chief physician of Beijing Youan Hospital’s respiratory and infectious disease department, told the state-run China News Service. As cases continue to rise, some stressed-out doctors were found to be mistreating or over-treating patients, increasing their risk of serious illness and death. […] The World Health Organization has requested detailed information due to the increase in respiratory illnesses in China and reported clusters of pneumonia in children.

China rolls out product carbon footprint directive in bid to meet global standards, wary of steep foreign taxes (SCMP)
2023-11-23

Chinese police arrest man for spreading stock market rumours amid prolonged equities slump (SCMP)
2023-11-22

China's 5G construction sees steady growth (Xinhua)
2023-11-22

Chinese Premier Li Qiang puts financial risk at forefront as head of new Communist Party body (SCMP)
2023-11-21

Experts hail the release of white paper on China’s policies in Xizang (GT)
2023-11-21

Chinese official warns money laundering, online scams outpacing capacity for containment (SCMP)
2023-11-21

Xi Jinping warns top officials to contain political risks to avoid China’s economy, society being hit by ‘butterfly effect’ (SCMP)
2023-11-19

Chinese premier stresses development of water conservancy, high-standard farmlands (Xinhua)
2023-11-17

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Hongkong & Macao

Hong Kong officials, civil servants study doctrine of Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Communist Party theories (HKFP)
2023-11-22

‘Patriots’ District Council election: Civil servants should ‘lead by example’ and vote, Hong Kong John Lee says (HKFP)
2023-11-21

Hong Kong taxi industry calls off planned strike involving 1,000 drivers after government promises to crack down on illegal ride-hailing services (SCMP)
2023-11-21

Art Basel Hong Kong shaping up to be biggest in years, with 242 exhibitors signed up (SCMP)
2023-11-21

Hong Kong dispatches 32 officials to mainland China for study trip covering national security, modernisation (SCMP)
2023-11-19

Hong Kong seeks to impose HK$100k fine and 1 year jail time for illegal feral pigeon feeding from next Aug (HKFP)
2023-11-17

Hong Kong's financial system sound with no capital outflow: HKMA chief executive (Xinhua)
2023-11-17

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Taiwan

Taiwan opposition parties fail to agree joint presidential candidate in boost for ruling Democratic Progressive Party (SCMP)
2023-11-24

Taiwan-born woman becomes vice governor of Fujian Province (GT)
2023-11-23

"Taiwan independence" irreconcilable with cross-Strait peace: spokesperson (Xinhua)
2023-11-22

Most Taiwanese do not view US as ‘trustworthy’ but majority believe in its security commitment: survey (SCMP)
2023-11-21

Lai picks de facto envoy to US as running mate in Taiwan presidential race (SCMP)
2023-11-20

Candidates begin registering for Taiwan regional leader election (GT)
2023-11-20

Taiwan elections: KMT-TPP joint presidential ticket talks break down over technicality (SCMP)
2023-11-18

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Economy

Chinese vice premier urges central SOEs to further assist Xinjiang's development (Xinhua)
2023-11-23

China approves US chipmaker’s $61b acquisition with restrictive conditions (GT)
2023-11-23

Sunac recasts debt, sets tone for troubled property developers (China Daily)
2023-11-22

Upward movement of RMB likely to continue (China Daily)
2023-11-21

China’s electric vehicle exports to EU hit record level amid Brussels subsidy probe (SCMP)
2023-11-20

China, Saudi Arabia sign currency swap agreement (Xinhua)
2023-11-20

Housing market tries to find its feet again (China Daily)
2023-11-20

China greenlights Mastercard JV for bank card clearing operations (Xinhua)
2023-11-19

China's commercial vehicle sales jump 19.8 pct in January-October (Xinhua)
2023-11-19

China cuts holdings of US Treasury securities (China Daily)
2023-11-17

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DPRK

DPRK announces to restore all military measures halted under inter-Korean military agreement (Xinhua)
2023-11-23

North Koreans use fake names, scripts to land remote IT jobs at firms from US to New Zealand (SCMP/Reuters)
2023-11-22

DPRK successfully sends reconnaissance satellite into orbit: KCNA (Xinhua)
2023-11-22

North Korea warns US will pay for ‘indiscriminate’ arms sales to Japan, South Korea (SCMP/Reuters)
2023-11-20

Asian Games bosses fined HK$3.8 million for flying North Korea flag in Hangzhou, despite country’s drugs ban (SCMP/Reuters)
2023-11-18

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Mongolia

Parliament's First Self-Assessment of Human Rights and Gender Sensitivity (Montsame)
2023-11-22

15 soldiers died while serving in the military (Gogo Mongolia)
2023-11-22

Foreign Ministers of Mongolia and Canada Hold Official Talks (Montsame)
2023-11-21

Mongolian Economy Grows Higher than Expected (Montsame)
2023-11-21

Citizens who posted fake video of the president speaking Chinese arrested (Gogo Mongolia)
2023-11-21

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Embassy of Switzerland
 

The Press review is a selection of political and social related news gathered from various media and news services located in the PRC and Mongolia by the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing and distributed among Swiss Government Offices. The Embassy does not accept responsibility for accuracy of quotes or truthfulness of content. Additionally the contents of the selected news mustn't correspond to the opinion of the Embassy.
 
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