China Insider: Sichuan Province Encourages Citizens to Reserve Food

October 5, 2020 Updated: October 7, 2020

Quad Foreign Ministers to Discuss CCP Virus Pandemic in Japan

The Quad alliance made up of foreign ministers from Australia, the United States, India, and Japan will convene a meeting in Japan on October 5 to October 7, a move that has drawn the displeasure of the Chinese Communist Party.

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne will fly to Tokyo to meet with counterparts U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, and Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

Secret Reports for CCP Elite Whitewashes News About Beijing

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a longstanding custom of compiling “internal references,” known as “nei can“ in Chinese, for top officials. These publications vary by degree of confidentiality and are available to different levels of leaders, from the Party’s upper echelons down to county-level governments. They are only allowed to be seen by Party officials.

This tradition can be traced back to 1948, when the CCP was about to come to power in mainland China. They serve as a secret source of news to keep officials informed of the latest major events at home and abroad—which would not be available to ordinary citizens due to Beijing’s strict censorship rules.

State-run media Xinhua is the sole provider of “internal reference” documents, which contain a section on how the world views the Chinese regime. The Epoch Times recently acquired some of these documents, which show that an overwhelming portion of the reports referenced information that portrayed Beijing in a positive light, while negative news were deliberately overlooked.

Sichuan Province Encourages Citizens to Reserve Food

China’s Sichuan Province recently encouraged catering businesses and citizens to store food for the upcoming months. Many people interpret it as a signal that China may have severe food shortage later this year.

producer and consumer. Considering the numerous natural disasters in recent years, food security has become a top priority, especially this year as agricultural activities were halted in spring due to the pandemic. It is therefore urgent to stabilize food production, ensure food security, and “manage grain production and distribution by law” the report said.

China’s Corrupt Technology Talent Recruiting Scheme

Chinese technology companies have repeatedly been hit with US sanctions, creating a disruption crisis in the silicon chip supply chain. The Ministry of Education of the PRC recently issued a plan to speed up the training and recruiting of talents in an “extra-conventional” way to deal with the sanctions.

On September 22, the Ministry of Education, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Finance jointly issued the “Opinions on Accelerating the Reform and Development of Graduate Education in the New Era”. The Ministry of Education introduced the so-called “Opinions” at a press conference and stated that they will focus on “core technologies in key areas” and “accelerate the training of a group of talents in short supply in an extraordinary way” to solve the bottleneck problem and advance scientific and technological innovation. Chinese Canadian writer Sheng Xue commented that the statement made by the Ministry of Education of the PRC is completely against science and common sense.