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China: Daily Scan, July 21, 2022

What China will do to boost industrial resilience: Quishi
July 20, 2022

China’s industrial economy showed great resilience in the first half of the year amid complex situations at home and abroad. The value-added industrial output went up 3.4 percent year on year in H1. In June alone, industrial output growth quickened to 3.9 percent year on year, expanding by 3.2 percentage points from that in May, official data showed. Click here to read…

Books of Xi’s discourses on various subjects debut at Hong Kong Book Fair: China Military
July 20, 2022

The traditional Chinese versions of three books of President Xi Jinping’s discourses on various subjects and one book on stories in the Party history shared by Xi debuted Wednesday at the Hong Kong Book Fair. Click here to read…

Meeting analyzes promoting high-quality Tibetan research: China Daily
July 20, 2022

A meeting to analyze the development trend of Tibetan studies and promote the high-quality growth of the research was held in Beijing on Wednesday.Tibetan academics have been asked to help solve practical problems with correct research direction, with greater efforts in improving international communication and talent education, according to a statement provided the China Tibetology Research Center, the meeting’s organizer. Click here to read…

Ningxia in Northwest China reports one bubonic plague case: China Daily
July 20, 2022

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Tuesday reported a confirmed bubonic plague case in the capital city Yinchuan, according to the regional plague prevention and control headquarters. Click here to read…

Smaller Chinese cities battle Omicron resurgence with limited medical resources, financial pressure: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The latest COVID-19 flare-ups have hit smaller cities in some provinces such as East China’s Anhui Province and Northwest China’s Gansu Province, showing a rising risk, as smaller regions face greater challenge due to limited medical resources and increasing financial pressure. Click here to read…

Aircraft carrier Shandong sails through Taiwan Straits amid US warship’s ‘cost-saving’ provocation: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday, the same day a US destroyer also made a transit in the region, with experts saying on Wednesday that the US warship’s provocative move, which came right after its consecutive trespasses in Xisha and Nansha islands in the South China Sea last week, is a desperate and cost-saving attempt to hype tensions and contain China as the US faces China’s growing capabilities, while the Chinese carrier was just returning to base after a regular maintenance. Click here to read…

ByteDance makes foray into semiconductor business: Global Times
July 20, 2022

TikTok owner ByteDance has unveiled plans to design its own chips, joining other Chinese technology companies and internet giants that have focused on semiconductors. In response to recent media coverage of ByteDance’s self-developed chips, Yang Zhenyuan, vice president of ByteDance, said on Wednesday that the company’s plan for self-designed semiconductors will focus on customizing chips for its video recommendation services with a goal to optimize efficiency and productivityClick here to read…

Russia is China’s top oil supplier for 2nd month, Saudi volumes tumble: Reuters
July 20, 2022

Russia held its spot as China’s top oil supplier for a second month in June as Chinese buyers cashed in on lower-priced supplies, slashing more costly shipments from Saudi Arabia, data showed on Wednesday. Imports of Russian oil, including supplies pumped via the East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline and seaborne shipments from Russia’s European and Far Eastern ports, totalled 7.29 million tonnes, up nearly 10% from a year ago, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs. Click here to read…

China lobbying behind scenes at UN to block Xinjiang rights report’s publication, document shows: South China Morning Post
July 21, 2022

China has been lobbying behind the scenes at the UN’s top human rights body to block the publication of a highly anticipated report on rights conditions for Uygurs and other minority groups in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a document circulating among UN diplomats. Click here to read…

Baidu unveils autonomous vehicle without steering wheel: Reuters
July 21, 2022

China’s search engine giant Baidu Inc on Thursday unveiled its new autonomous vehicle (AV) with a detachable steering wheel, with plans to put it to use for its robotaxi service in China next year. Cost per unit will drop to 250,000 yuan ($37,031.55) for the new model, compared with 480,000 yuan for the previous generation, Baidu said in a statement. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 148 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 148 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 52 in Guangxi and 49 in Gansu, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Altogether 678 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 11 provincial-level regions. Click here to read…

Crimes related to COVID-19 rising: China Daily
July 21, 2022

The number of epidemic-related criminal cases rose rapidly in the first half of this year, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Wednesday. SPP data on case handling in procuratorial organs nationwide showed that 1,316 people were prosecuted in 708 cases related to the epidemic. Click here to read…

China censors strive to filter or erase details of mortgage protests: Reuters
July 21, 2022

As China grapples to contain a mortgage boycott that has triggered rare protests, censors have gone into overdrive with social media messages blocked, videos of demonstrations wiped and key word searches coming up blank. Click here to read…

Biden says will speak with China’s Xi in next 10 days: Kyodo
July 21, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he expects to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the next 10 days, while expressing doubts over a possible visit by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan that has drawn ire from Beijing. Click here to read…

Belgium accuses China of ‘malicious cyberactivities’: Taipei Times
July 21, 2022

Belgium has urged China to act on what it has described as “malicious cyberactivities” by Chinese entities liable to affect security in the EU state. “Belgium assesses these malicious cyberactivities to have been undertaken by Chinese” hacker groups, the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wrote in a statement dated Monday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, July 21, 2022

What China will do to boost industrial resilience: Quishi
July 20, 2022

China’s industrial economy showed great resilience in the first half of the year amid complex situations at home and abroad. The value-added industrial output went up 3.4 percent year on year in H1. In June alone, industrial output growth quickened to 3.9 percent year on year, expanding by 3.2 percentage points from that in May, official data showed. Click here to read…

Books of Xi’s discourses on various subjects debut at Hong Kong Book Fair: China Military
July 20, 2022

The traditional Chinese versions of three books of President Xi Jinping’s discourses on various subjects and one book on stories in the Party history shared by Xi debuted Wednesday at the Hong Kong Book Fair. Click here to read…

Meeting analyzes promoting high-quality Tibetan research: China Daily
July 20, 2022

A meeting to analyze the development trend of Tibetan studies and promote the high-quality growth of the research was held in Beijing on Wednesday.Tibetan academics have been asked to help solve practical problems with correct research direction, with greater efforts in improving international communication and talent education, according to a statement provided the China Tibetology Research Center, the meeting’s organizer. Click here to read…

Ningxia in Northwest China reports one bubonic plague case: China Daily
July 20, 2022

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Tuesday reported a confirmed bubonic plague case in the capital city Yinchuan, according to the regional plague prevention and control headquarters. Click here to read…

Smaller Chinese cities battle Omicron resurgence with limited medical resources, financial pressure: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The latest COVID-19 flare-ups have hit smaller cities in some provinces such as East China’s Anhui Province and Northwest China’s Gansu Province, showing a rising risk, as smaller regions face greater challenge due to limited medical resources and increasing financial pressure. Click here to read…

Aircraft carrier Shandong sails through Taiwan Straits amid US warship’s ‘cost-saving’ provocation: Global Times
July 20, 2022

The aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday, the same day a US destroyer also made a transit in the region, with experts saying on Wednesday that the US warship’s provocative move, which came right after its consecutive trespasses in Xisha and Nansha islands in the South China Sea last week, is a desperate and cost-saving attempt to hype tensions and contain China as the US faces China’s growing capabilities, while the Chinese carrier was just returning to base after a regular maintenance. Click here to read…

ByteDance makes foray into semiconductor business: Global Times
July 20, 2022

TikTok owner ByteDance has unveiled plans to design its own chips, joining other Chinese technology companies and internet giants that have focused on semiconductors. In response to recent media coverage of ByteDance’s self-developed chips, Yang Zhenyuan, vice president of ByteDance, said on Wednesday that the company’s plan for self-designed semiconductors will focus on customizing chips for its video recommendation services with a goal to optimize efficiency and productivityClick here to read…

Russia is China’s top oil supplier for 2nd month, Saudi volumes tumble: Reuters
July 20, 2022

Russia held its spot as China’s top oil supplier for a second month in June as Chinese buyers cashed in on lower-priced supplies, slashing more costly shipments from Saudi Arabia, data showed on Wednesday. Imports of Russian oil, including supplies pumped via the East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline and seaborne shipments from Russia’s European and Far Eastern ports, totalled 7.29 million tonnes, up nearly 10% from a year ago, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs. Click here to read…

China lobbying behind scenes at UN to block Xinjiang rights report’s publication, document shows: South China Morning Post
July 21, 2022

China has been lobbying behind the scenes at the UN’s top human rights body to block the publication of a highly anticipated report on rights conditions for Uygurs and other minority groups in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a document circulating among UN diplomats. Click here to read…

Baidu unveils autonomous vehicle without steering wheel: Reuters
July 21, 2022

China’s search engine giant Baidu Inc on Thursday unveiled its new autonomous vehicle (AV) with a detachable steering wheel, with plans to put it to use for its robotaxi service in China next year. Cost per unit will drop to 250,000 yuan ($37,031.55) for the new model, compared with 480,000 yuan for the previous generation, Baidu said in a statement. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland reports 148 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases: Xinhuanet
July 21, 2022

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 148 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 52 in Guangxi and 49 in Gansu, the National Health Commission said Thursday. Altogether 678 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 11 provincial-level regions. Click here to read…

Crimes related to COVID-19 rising: China Daily
July 21, 2022

The number of epidemic-related criminal cases rose rapidly in the first half of this year, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Wednesday. SPP data on case handling in procuratorial organs nationwide showed that 1,316 people were prosecuted in 708 cases related to the epidemic. Click here to read…

China censors strive to filter or erase details of mortgage protests: Reuters
July 21, 2022

As China grapples to contain a mortgage boycott that has triggered rare protests, censors have gone into overdrive with social media messages blocked, videos of demonstrations wiped and key word searches coming up blank. Click here to read…

Biden says will speak with China’s Xi in next 10 days: Kyodo
July 21, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he expects to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the next 10 days, while expressing doubts over a possible visit by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan that has drawn ire from Beijing. Click here to read…

Belgium accuses China of ‘malicious cyberactivities’: Taipei Times
July 21, 2022

Belgium has urged China to act on what it has described as “malicious cyberactivities” by Chinese entities liable to affect security in the EU state. “Belgium assesses these malicious cyberactivities to have been undertaken by Chinese” hacker groups, the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wrote in a statement dated Monday. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 26, 2021

Political, legal workers urged to follow guiding principles of key CPC plenum: Xinhuanet
November 26, 2021

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday urged political and legal workers nationwide to study and implement the guiding principles of the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee. Guo Shengkun, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a commission meeting. Click here to read…

China to improve management and utilization of special local government bonds: Xinhuanet
November 25, 2021

China will refine the management of special local government bonds, optimize utilization of the funds and strengthen their supervision, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. Since the beginning of this year, in accordance with the newly-added quota approved by the National People’s Congress, local authorities have issued and utilized special local government bonds as appropriate, providing a strong underpinning for the development of key projects and major livelihood programs. Click here to read…

China issues white paper on China-Africa cooperation in new era: Xinhuanet
November 26, 2021

China’s State Council Information Office on Friday issued a white paper detailing the country’s cooperation with Africa in the new era. The white paper, titled “China and Africa in the New Era: A Partnership of Equals,” said shared past experiences and similar aims and goals have brought China and Africa close together. Click here to read…

5G, AI combine to empower wide array of socio-economic fields in China: People’s Daily
November 25, 2021

In recent years, China has witnessed nonstop expansion in the integration of its 5G industry with other high-tech technologies, such as the Internet of Things and big data, which have been applied in various socio-economic fields that range from public service delivery and the construction of an Industrial Internet to the roll out of smart cities and intelligent communities. Click here to read…

Chinese women’s federation issues evidence guide on domestic violence: People’s Daily
November 26, 2021

The All-China Women’s Federation has released a guide on collecting evidence of domestic violence amid efforts to help victims safeguard their legitimate rights and interests. The guide lists validate evidence of domestic violence, including proof of police involvement, police caution for domestic violence, and proof of support from women’s federations, social organizations, and employers. The lists also validate medical records and bills, recordings of the abusive process, written undertakings to stop abusive behavior, and testimony of witnesses. Click here to read…

China announces ambitious plans for commercial space sector: Global Times
November 25, 2021

China has announced a number of ambitious plans for the country’s commercial space sector at the seventh China Commercial Aerospace Forum that opened in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, on Thursday. Some of the highlights include the rollout of a new remote sensing constellation scheme, the next-stage layout for China’s space-borne Internet-of-Things (IoT) project, and arrangements for the Kuaizhou 1A launch vehicle for commercial spaceflights. Click here to read…

China upgrades cold-resistant clothing for border troops: Global Times
November 25, 2021

China recently developed new cold-resistant clothing and equipment for plateau operations, in a move analysts said on Thursday will support border defense troops stationed in high-altitude regions to overcome the harsh winter. Upgrading clothing and equipment for a second consecutive year shows the focus of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on its border defense troops’ quality of life and combat capability amid a border standoff with India, they said. Click here to read…

Chinese cities suspend rooftop PV power projects for exceeding grid capacity: Global Times
November 25, 2021

A number of areas in China have held off on the projects for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) power generation, as the application projects have exceeded grid capacity creating potential safety hazards, after the National Energy Administration (NEA) in June released a statement aiming to promote the rooftop PV power projects to achieve the country’s double targets of carbon peak and carbon neutrality. Click here to read…

China urges Japan against diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics: Kyodo
November 25, 2021

China on Thursday urged Japan to support the Beijing Olympics, as the United States and other democratic countries are weighing up whether to implement a “diplomatic boycott” of the Winter Games. “China fully supported Japan in hosting the Tokyo Olympics” this summer, so “Japan should have basic faith,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters. Click here to read…

China’s nominee wins Interpol seat despite concerns of human rights groups: South China Morning Post
November 25, 2021

A Chinese government official has been elected to an oversight role at global crime-fighting body Interpol despite opposition from rights groups and lawmakers from 20 countries.
Hu Binchen, deputy director general of the Chinese public security ministry’s international coordination department, on Thursday won one of two seats representing Asia on the body’s executive committee, Interpol said. Click here to read…

China to roll out trade support amid ‘increasing pressure’ behind the scenes: South China Morning Post
November 25, 2021

China has no reason to be “blindly optimistic” about trade amid increasing headwinds, the country’s vice commerce minister has said, in the latest warning from Beijing about challenges facing the world’s No 2 economy. “Behind the scenes of China’s rapid growth in trade, we must be clear that many trade companies, especially small firms, are facing increasing pressure and difficulties,” Ren Hongbin told a press conference on Wednesday.
“It is common for them not to take orders and they are seeing profits rise less.” Click here to read…

China calls for ‘strict accountability’ at local government levels where funds are misused: South China Morning Post
November 25, 2021

China’s State Council says local governments should be held accountable for wasteful spending, as Beijing seeks to strike a balance between controlling growing debt risks and maintaining steady economic growth. While China’s overall debt level has stabilised and is steadily declining, the economy is facing “new” downward pressure, according to a report by the official Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday after the State Council executive meeting, which was chaired by Premier Li Keqiang. Click here to read…

Baidu, Pony.ai approved for robotaxi services in Beijing: Reuters
November 25, 2021

Chinese tech group Baidu Inc and self-driving startup Pony.ai have won approval to launch paid driverless robotaxi services that will see the firms deploy not more than 100 vehicles in an area in China’s capital Beijing. The state-backed Beijing Daily newspaper reported on the approvals on Thursday, citing a ceremony held by the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone, where the 60 square kilometre-large area (23 square miles) is located. 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, October 26, 2021

China maps path to carbon peak, neutrality under new development philosophy: Xinhuanet
October 25, 2021

Chinese authorities on Sunday unveiled a guiding document on the country’s work to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals under the new development philosophy, laying out key specific targets and measures for the coming decades. By 2030, China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will peak, stabilize and then decline, and by 2060, China will be carbon neutral and have fully established a green, low-carbon and circular economy, it says, reiterating the country’s previous pledge. Click here to read….

China’s daily crude steel output hits 3-yr low: Xinhuanet
October 25, 2021

China’s average daily output of crude steel recorded a three-year low in September, according to the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) Monday. The average daily output in September fell 21.2 percent year on year to 2.46 million tonnes, CISA vice chairperson Qu Xiuli said at a press conference. Click here to read….

Chinese scientists develop new quantum computer with 113 detected photons: Xinhuanet
October 26, 2021

Chinese scientists have established a quantum computer prototype named “Jiuzhang 2.0” with 113 detected photons, achieving major breakthroughs in quantum computational speedup. In the study, Gaussian boson sampling (GBS), a classical simulation algorithm, was used to provide a highly efficient way of demonstrating quantum computational speedup in solving some well-defined tasks. Click here to read….

Xi’s speech at the conference marking the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration Of the Lawful Seat of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations: China Military
October 25, 2021

Fifty years ago today, the 26th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted, with an overwhelming majority, Resolution 2758, and the decision was made to restore all rights of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations and to recognize the representatives of the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations. It was a victory for the Chinese people and a victory for people of the world. Click here to read….

Beijing Xiangshan Forum webinar 2021 kicks off: China Military
October 25, 2021

The Beijing Xiangshan Forum webinar 2021 opened on the evening of October 25, which will last for two days. Themed on “Pursue Win-Win Cooperation, Advance Global Security Governance”, the webinar invited more than 50 experts from over 20 countries and international organizations to analyze the global security landscape and discuss the international hotspot issues together. Click here to read….

China’s State Council appoints, removes officials: People’s Daily
October 26, 2021

The State Council, China’s cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Monday. Deng Li was appointed as vice minister of foreign affairs; Hua Chunying as assistant foreign minister; Lu Yingchuan as vice minister of culture and tourism; Liu Guoyong as deputy director of the General Administration of Sport of China. Click here to read….

Over 2 million seek career as civil servant: China Daily
October 26, 2021

Record number of registrants sign up for annual exam, which will start on Nov 28. The number of people registering to sit for the 2022 national civil servant exam reached a record of more than 2 million, according to a private institution that offers training for the exam. Registration for next year’s test concluded at 6 pm on Sunday, with about 2.02 million signing up, 514,000 more than last year, said Offcn Education and Technology Co. Click here to read….

Baidu to foster 5 million talents to power AI growth: ChinaDaily
October 25, 2021

Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc will cultivate 5 million artificial intelligence talents in the next 5 years, aiming to create a well-rounded tech labor force and power AI growth, said Robin Li, co-founder and CEO. Li made the remarks at the Emerging Engineering International Forum 2021, hosted by his alma mater Peking University, on Saturday. Click here to read….

Chinese border troops in Xinjiang get new all-terrain vehicle for winter logistics support: Global Times
October 25, 2021

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command has received a new type of all-terrain vehicle, which is expected to ensure logistics support to plateau border defense troops as winter draws close and as China-India border tensions again risk rising after the latest military talks failed to reach an agreement due to unrealistic Indian demands. Click here to read….

Chinese securities regulator nominates new senior official: Global Times
October 26, 2021

Chinese securities regulator, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), has nominated a new senior official that “knows the market well” based on his experience for more than two decades. Wang Jianjun was appointed as a vice chairman of the CSRC, replacing Yan Qingmin, according to the appointment announced by the State Council, China’s cabinet, on Monday. Click here to read….

Chinese online education giant Koolearn to cut tutoring services for K-9 amid mounting pressure: Global Times
October 26, 2021

The Chinese online education conglomerate Koolearn Technology Holding Ltd (Koolearn) said that they will stop offering subject-based off-campus training services for students of K-9 or the compulsory education period in the Chinese mainland. This is the latest move of the company in its business transformation after the government introduced sweeping measures clamping down on China’s private education industry. Click here to read….

Former head of Chinese weapons giant to face corruption charges after formal arrest approved: South China Morning Post
October 25, 2021

The arrest of a former chairman of one of China’s largest weapons manufacturers on corruption charges was approved by China’s state prosecutor on Monday. In a statement, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said it had decided to formally arrest Yin Jiaxu “on suspicion of accepting bribes and making illegal gains for relatives and friends in accordance with the law”. Yin had been the party secretary and chairman of China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) until his sudden retirement in 2018, three years ahead of his official retirement age of 65. Click here to read….

Xi’s not there? COP26 hopes dim on Chinese leader’s likely absence: Reuters
October 26, 2021

The leaders of most of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters gather in Glasgow from Sunday, aiming to thrash out plans and funds to tilt the planet towards clean energy. But the man running the biggest of them all likely won’t be there. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s expected absence from the talks could indicate that the world’s biggest CO2 producer has already decided that it has no more concessions to offer at the U.N. COP26 climate summit in Scotland after three major pledges since last year, climate watchers said. Click here to read….