China: Daily Scan, December 31, 2021

China’s Chongqing appoints acting mayor: Xinhuanet
December 30, 2021

Hu Henghua was appointed deputy mayor and acting mayor of southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on Thursday. The appointment was made at the 30th session of the Standing Committee of the fifth Chongqing Municipal People’s Congress, the local legislature. The session also accepted the resignation of Tang Liangzhi from the post of Chongqing mayor. Click here to read…

Villages in China all connected to broadband internet service: Xinhuanet
December 31, 2021

China’s administrative villages had all been connected to broadband internet services by the end of November, authorities said on Thursday. This is a historic achievement in solving the communication difficulties in poor areas, Xie Cun, an official with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said during a press conference, adding that this achievement will provide solid internet support for China’s rural vitalization and modernization. Click here to read…

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi gives interview to Xinhua News Agency and China Media Group on international situation and China’s diplomacy in 2021: Quishi
December 31, 2021

The following is a transcript of an interview given by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Xinhua News Agency and China Media Group on the international situation and China’s diplomacy in 2021 on December 30.

Question: In 2021, the Communist Party of China (CPC) celebrated its centenary, and China completed the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieved its first centenary goal. China’s head-of-state “cloud diplomacy” was also very frequent. What is your overall assessment of China’s diplomacy in 2021? Click here to read…

Aircraft carrier Liaoning wraps up open sea exercises and deals with foreign close-in reconnaissance: Global Times
December 31, 2021

The Liaoning aircraft carrier group of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Thursday wrapped up real combat scenario open seas exercises with the flotilla conducting comprehensive confrontational drills in the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the West Pacific for 21 days, enhancing the combat capability of the carrier group as a system. Click here to read…

China’s high-speed rail hits new milestone as it reaches the length of Equator: Global Times
December 30, 2021

China’s high-speed rail network hits a new milestone on Thursday, as it reached the length of the equator at around 40,000 kilometers, after a railway linking Anqing in East China’s Anhui Province and Jiujiang in East China’s Jiangxi Province with a designed speed of 350 kilometers per hour officially came online. Click here to read…

China’s Huawei says 2021 revenues down almost 30%, sees challenges ahead: Reuters
December 31, 2021

Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (HWT.UL), battered by U.S. sanctions, expects 2021 revenue to have declined nearly 30% and predicted continued challenges in the New Year. Revenue for the year is expected to be 634 billion yuan ($99.48 billion), rotating chairman Guo Ping said in a New Year letter to employees on Friday. Click here to read…