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China: Daily Scan, January 5, 2022

China to practice list-based management for all items requiring administrative approval, implement category-based management of corporate credit risks: Xinhuanet
January 5, 2022

China will practice list-based management for all items requiring administrative approval, to regulate the exercise of power and provide more benefits for enterprises and more accessible services to the public, as decided at the State Council’s Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday.Click here to read…

CPC issues regulations on discipline inspection commissions’ work: Xinhuanet
January 4, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued regulations on the work of the Party’s discipline inspection commissions.A circular was released demanding thorough implementation of the regulations which make comprehensive provisions on the leadership system, establishment, operation, duties and self-building of the commissions.
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6,660 5G base stations built in Tibet: Xinhuanet
January 4, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region built 3,083 5G base stations in 2021, bringing the number of 5G base stations in the region to 6,660 in total.The figure was released by Yan Jinhai, acting chairman of the regional government, in his government work report delivered Tuesday at the fifth session of the 11th People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region.Click here to read…

Xi signs mobilization order for military training: China Military
January 4, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday signed a mobilization order for the training of the armed forces, the first order of the Central Military Commission (CMC) in 2022. Signed by Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, the order declared the start of military training for the year.Click here to read…

Xi’an big data bureau head suspended from duty after health code system crashed twice: Global Times
January 5, 2022

Xi’an big data bureau head Liu Jun was suspended from duty for poor performance after the health code system crashed twice amid city-wide COVID-19 screening in the capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, the local authorities said on Wednesday.Click here to read…

China to implement new regulation on algorithm recommendation services: China Daily
January 4, 2022

A new set of rules on algorithm recommendation services will come into effect on March 1, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced Tuesday. The regulation, jointly issued by the CAC and three other departments, stipulates that algorithmic recommendation service providers shall not use technology to engage in illegal activities or spread illegal information, and shall take measures to prevent the dissemination of harmful online content.Click here to read…

China’s central bank issues financial technology development plan: People’s Daily
January 5, 2022

China has released a plan for the development of financial technology from 2022 to 2025 under efforts to spur the digital economy with an improved modern financial system, according to the country’s central bank on Tuesday.Click here to read…

China’s secret wind tunnel is key to testing hypersonic missiles and avoiding airborne mistakes: South China Morning Post
January 5, 2022

The world’s first wind tunnel capable of testing a full-sized hypersonic missile through the critical stages of flight has been operating in China and helped prevent expensive test failures such as setbacks seen in the United States, according to scientists involved in the Chinese project. The facility’s name, location and top Mach rating remained classified, but it had played an important role in China’s hypersonic weapons programme, allowing ground tests that could expose critical engineering and technological issues before missiles go up for a test flight, the researchers said.Click here to read…

US-China reach trade talk ‘stalemate’ despite expiry of phase-one deal as Beijing, Washington remain silent: South China Morning Post
January 5, 2022

China and the United States have reached a “stalemate” in the process to resume trade talks despite the expiry of their phase-one trade deal last week, with no clear indication from either Beijing or Washington of when the silence will be broken. A long-awaited new round of talks between China’s chief trade negotiator, Vice-Premier Liu He, and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has yet to happen.
Liu last met Tai and Yellen via separate video calls in October before the high-profile talk between Xi Jinping and US counterpart Joe Biden in mid-November.Click here to read…

China’s market regulator fines Alibaba, Tencent for failing to report deals: Reuters
January 5, 2022

China’s top market regulator said on Wednesday it has fined units of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK), Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK), and Bilibili Inc for failing to properly report about a dozen deals. According to public filings, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) placed penalties of 500,000 yuan ($78,692) on the companies per deal, the maximum under China’s 2008 anti-monopoly law.Click here to read…

China’s cyberspace regulator to require security reviews for apps that influence public opinion: Reuters
January 5, 2022

China’s cyberspace regulator on Wednesday issued draft rules governing mobile apps, stating that apps with functions that could influence public opinion will need security reviews. The regulator added that mobile app providers must not conduct activities that endanger national security.Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 24, 2021

Xi urges high-quality development of modern logistics for China’s armed forces: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the armed forces to accelerate the high-quality development of modern logistics. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in his instruction to a meeting on military logistics held in Beijing from Monday to Tuesday. Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses better business environment: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed advancing reform and opening up, and optimizing the business environment amid continuous efforts to unleash market vitality and social creativity. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks during an inspection tour of Shanghai from Monday to Tuesday. Click here to read…

China now has more than 4,700 national-level “little giant” firms: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

China has incubated 4,762 national-level “little giant” enterprises to date, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tuesday. “Little giant” firms are small enterprises that are still in the early stage of development and focus on the new generations of information technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new energy, new materials, biomedicine and other high-end fields. Click here to read…

Former leader of Hong Kong group advocating “independence” jailed for 43 months: Xinhuanet
November 23, 2021

Tony Chung Hon-lam, the former convener of a student group advocating “Hong Kong independence,” was sentenced to 43 months in prison on Tuesday for secession and money laundering. The sentence was handed down to the defendant at the District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Click here to read…

China to help shape global rules on intellectual property rights: China Daily
November 24, 2021

China will play a proactive role in international rule-making concerning intellectual property rights and help domestic businesses better protect their IPR as they go global, according to a recent policy document. The five-year plan on the protection and use of IPR recently issued by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, lays out proposals for actively participating in shaping international IPR regulations pertaining to genetic resources, traditional knowledge, folk art and intangible cultural heritage, as well as emerging areas and new sectors. Click here to read…

Scientists to learn from Party history: China Daily
November 23, 2021

The Chinese scientific community will learn from the history of the Communist Party of China, make more original breakthroughs in core technologies, and contribute to China’s great rejuvenation and transformation into a strong, modernized nation, experts and scientists said. Click here to read…

PLA monitors US warship’s provocative Taiwan Straits transit, vows countermeasures: Global Times
November 23, 2021

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tracked and monitored a US warship when the latter transited the Taiwan Straits in a risky and provocative move on Tuesday, despite US President’s promise to not support “Taiwan independence” and his commitment to maintain peace and stability in the Straits made during the recent virtual meeting with China’s top leader. Click here to read…

Chinese authorities summon Alibaba Cloud, Baidu Cloud: Global Times
November 23, 2021

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the Ministry of Public Security have summoned Alibaba Cloud and Baidu Cloud, urging the two firms to carry out relevant work in preventing and managing fraud. The ministries reprimanded the two firms for linking to too many dubious websites, urging them to take the responsibility for abiding by China’s cyber security law and to rectify relevant issues within a specific time period. Those who refuse to conduct rectification will be punished severely. Click here to read…

Walmart store in Shenzhen is closing, sparking broad discussion among Chinese: Global Times
November 23, 2021

The US supermarket chain Walmart is closing its first store in the Chinese mainland at the end of November, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the company’s entering the market. The closure of the store in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, reached the top of the hot search list of China’s social media platform Sina Weibo on Tuesday, with many netizens saying they are disappointed by the news. Click here to read…

Keep out fake news in age of Covid-19, Chinese propaganda chief urges world media: South China Morning Post
November 23, 2021

The world’s media must work hard to keep fake news and misinformation at bay as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, a top Chinese Communist Party leader in charge of propaganda said. “Objective and factual reporting” has become all the more important as the world battles to defeat rampant “rumours and prejudice” during the pandemic, Huang Kunming, a Politburo member and head of the party’s Propaganda Department, told the Fourth World Media Summit in Beijing on Monday. Click here to read…

China on high alert for mounting economic headwinds as Li Keqiang meets with local government heads: South China Morning Post
November 23, 2021

A meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and 10 local government heads on Monday shows Beijing is on high alert for mounting headwinds for the world’s second-biggest economy, after the central government promised a new round of supportive measures for smaller companies to protect jobs and growth. The moves come hot on the heels of warnings by several government advisers that the country’s economic recovery is not yet stable. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 5, 2021

China issues IPR protection, application plan for 2021-2025 period: Xinhuanet
November 3, 2021

China has recently issued a major plan on IPR protection and application work for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), highlighting innovation, application and protection in the sector, according to IPR authorities. The plan is a blueprint with detailed targets and measures for the country to embark on a journey to strengthen its intellectual property undertakings, the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) said. Click here to read…

China to regulate business operations of police family members: Xinhuanet
November 3, 2021

Chinese police authority regulates business operations by family members of police officers as it released a document listing business areas to be avoided.The negative list, published by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), delineated five areas in which police officers’ spouses, children and their spouses are banned from entering. Click here to read…

China seeks to expand IoT applications into more areas: People’s Daily
November 4, 2021

China plans to have more than 2 billion connections for its Internet of Things (IoT) by 2023, according to an action plan jointly formulated and released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and seven other ministries. Click here to read…

11 nabbed over money scam using digital currency: China Daily
November 4, 2021

Police in Xinmi in Central China’s Henan province have detained 11 suspects after cracking down on the country’s first money laundering case using digital currency. “The crackdown has opened a new battlefield to fight against money laundering in the country,” said Xinmi police in their official WeChat account on Wednesday. Click here to read…

UN General Assembly panel adopts China’s draft arms-control resolution: China Daily
November 5, 2021

The First Committee of the 76th United Nations General Assembly passed a draft resolution on arms control submitted by China on Wednesday. It was the first time in 30 years that China proposed a measure on international arms control and disarmament issues at the UN. The draft resolution “Promoting International Cooperation on Peaceful Uses in the Context of International Security” says that “all countries have the right to exchange equipment, materials, and science and technology for peaceful purposes, and that all countries should take concrete measures to promote peace while fulfilling their obligations to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery”.Click here to read…

Latest blasts in Kabul deepen concerns over security; Taliban govt urged to take stronger measures in fighting terrorism: Global Times
November 3, 2021

Explosions at the biggest military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed at least 25 people and injured more than 50 on Tuesday, deepened the international community’s concerns over the security situation and stability in Afghanistan. Analysts urged the Afghan Taliban interim government to take stronger moves to crack down on terrorism before more extremists are stirred up and drive the war-torn country into a hotbed of terrorism and extremism. Click here to read…

Xi Jinping vows to address trade practice concerns as China seeks to join Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: South China Morning Post
November 4, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping criticised protectionism and unilateralism on Thursday, promising to address concerns about China’s trade practices as the country seeks to join a Pacific Rim trade bloc. “China supports the reform of the World Trade Organization in the right direction, the inclusive development of the multilateral trading system, and the legitimate rights and interests of the developing members,” Xi said, adding that China would push forward its efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). and the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement.
In a video address to the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, Xi said China has “fully fulfilled the commitments it made when joining the WTO in 2001”. Click here to read…

Beijing orders fresh batch of apps, including some run by Tencent and Alibaba, to rectify violations as regulatory crackdown continues: South China Morning Post
November 3, 2021

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has ordered 38 apps, including news and music services apps run by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings, as well as popular social media platforms such as Xiaohongshu, to rectify violations related to excessive data collection and publishing misleading information, as Chinese authorities maintain a regulatory crackdown. Click here to read…

Top Hong Kong court rules against government bid to expand riot prosecutions: Reuters
November 4, 2021

Hong Kong’s top court on Thursday quashed attempts by the city’s government to prosecute people for rioting or illegal assembly even without being present at the scene – a ruling lawyers described as a landmark. The five-judge panel in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal, headed by Chief Justice Andrew Cheung, unanimously rejected an earlier ruling by a lower appeal court that people, such as supporters, could be criminally liable without being actually present under the common law doctrine of “joint enterprise”.Click here to read…

Chinese developers’ shares, bonds stumble again as Kaisa, units suspended: Reuters
November 5, 2021

A rout in shares and bonds of Chinese property developers deepened on Friday as Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd (1638.HK) and three of its units had their shares suspended, a day after Kaisa said an affiliate had missed a payment on a wealth management product. Shenzhen-based homebuilder Kaisa, which has guaranteed the wealth management product, said in a statement on Thursday it is facing unprecedented liquidity pressure due to a challenging property market and rating downgrades. Click here to read…