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China: Daily Scan, January 10, 2022

Chairman of Tibet regional government elected: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Yan Jinhai was elected chairman of the people’s government of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region at a session of the regional legislature on Friday. Click here to read…

Vice chairman of Tibet regional government under probe: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Zhang Yongze, vice chairman of the people’s government of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has been put under disciplinary and supervisory investigation by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of disciplines and laws. Click here to read…

China, Sri Lanka promise to boost ties, carrying forward spirit of Rubber-Rice Pact: Xinhuanet
January 10, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Sri Lankan leaders pledged here on Sunday to further develop bilateral relations, carrying forward the spirit of the Rubber-Rice Pact. Wang, during his visit, met with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris, and attended a ceremony to launch a series of events marking the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka, and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Rubber-Rice Pact. Click here to read…

China, Maldives pledge cooperation on Belt & Road, post-pandemic recovery: Xinhuanet
January 9, 2022

Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid here on Saturday, with both sides pledging to jointly build the Belt and Road and focus on post-pandemic recovery. Wang said that looking back at the past 50 years since China and the Maldives established diplomatic relations, one can see that the two countries have always been mutually respectful, treating each other equally and sincerely, and firmly supporting each other on issues of core interests. Click here to read…

China’s first PPP high-speed railway put into operation: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

China’s first high-speed railway controlled by private capital was put into operation on Saturday in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Two trains departed from Taizhou Station and Shengzhou Xinchang Station, marking the official opening of the Hangzhou-Shaoxing-Taizhou intercity railway. It is among China’s first group of high-speed railway projects funded by a public-private partnership (PPP), with the private sector having a holding status. Click here to read…

China sees growth in loans to small businesses: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

China issued more inclusive loans to small and micro firms by the end of November in 2021, official data showed. The outstanding inclusive loans to small and micro businesses totaled 18.7 trillion yuan (about 2.94 trillion U.S. dollars) at the end of November, up 24.1 percent year on year, according to the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. Click here to read…

Chairman of China Life Insurance under probe: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Wang Bin, Party chief and chairman of China Life Insurance (Group) Company, has been put under disciplinary and supervisory investigation by the country’s top anti-graft body for suspected severe violations of disciplines and laws. Wang is being investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission. Click here to read…

16 dead in canteen collapse in China’s Chongqing: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022

Sixteen people were killed and 10 injured, one critically, after a blast rocked a canteen of a subdistrict office in Wulong District, southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality at noon Friday. The accident took place at 12:10 p.m. as suspected gas leakage triggered the explosion and caused the collapse, trapping 26 people inside. Click here to read…

China’s economic outlook: What to watch in 2022: Quishi
January 10, 2022

For China, the year 2021 has been a milestone and a fresh start. Upon completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects, the world’s second-largest economy embarked on a new journey to build itself into a modern socialist country.It has also been a bumpy ride. Faced with unexpected challenges and uncertainties, the country secured a stable recovery and progressed in high-quality development. Click here to read…

China could provide assistance, support to help Kazakhstan restore order, develop economy: Global Times
January 8, 2022

China can offer support in the fields of economic cooperation and assistance, as well as counter-terrorism, to help neighboring Kazakhstan restore stability and realize effective reforms and long-term economic development, according to Chinese analysts, as Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the government thanked Russia and China, as well as other leaders worldwide and heads of international organizations for support offered to the country amid domestic unrest. Click here to read…

Huawei raises 4b yuan through 3-year notes in another self-rescue effort: Global Times
January 9, 2022

Chinese telecom giant Huawei is taking actions ranging from issuing debts to a management overhaul, as the company continues to cope with lingering challenges such as the US’ crackdown and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read…

Sri Lanka’s president asks China to restructure debt repayments: Reuters
January 9, 2022

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked China to help restructure debt repayments as part of efforts to help the South Asian country weather a worsening financial crisis, his office said in a statement on Sunday. Rajapaksa made the request during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Colombo on Sunday. Click here to read…

China targets 2023-2025 for recovery in international air travel: Reuters
January 7, 2022

China will focus on expanding domestic flights and restoring international air travel in 2023-2025, the country’s aviation regulator said on Friday, as it issued a new five-year development plan for a sector heavily battered by COVID. Click here to read…

China appoints former paramilitary chief as new Hong Kong garrison commander:Reuters
January 10, 2022

China has appointed a former paramilitary chief, Peng Jingtang, as the new commander of the People Liberation Army’s (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong, state broadcaster CCTV reported late on Sunday citing the PLA’s spokesman. Click here to read…

Beijing authorities warn residents not to try to help Olympic vehicles if they are involved in a road accident because of strict Covid controls: South China Morning Post
January 10, 2022

The Beijing city authorities have told residents to avoid all contact with Olympic vehicles, not even trying to help after a road accident, as the Chinese capital tightened its Covid-19 rules ahead of next month’s Winter Games. The city’s traffic management bureau said on Sunday that residents who are involved in an accident with one of the vehicles ferrying athletes, coaches and officials should not ask drivers and passengers to get out but wait for “professionals” to arrive on the scene. Click here to read…

The powerful Chinese megawatt laser ‘small enough for a satellite’: South China Morning Post
January 7, 2022

A Chinese team said it had developed a small but powerful laser device that could be used on a satellite, but would only be deployed for non-destructive purposes. The device could be used in a wide range of applications, including identifying a target, tracking, imaging and high-speed communication, said project lead scientist Liu Chong, of the college of optical science and engineering at Zhejiang University, in a paper published in the domestic peer-reviewed journal Aerospace Shanghai last month. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, December 21, 2021

Xi stresses improving Party regulations to safeguard Party’s leadership, governance: Xinhuanet
December 20, 2021

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the important role of the Party’s internal regulations in maintaining the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee. The regulations are also vital to the Party’s long-term governance and the country’s enduring prosperity and stability, said Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, in an instruction to a national meeting on the work of the Party’s internal regulations held in Beijing Monday. Click here to read…

Chinese FM sums up China’s foreign relations in 2021: Xinhuanet
December 21, 2021

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday delivered a speech at a symposium on the international situation and China’s foreign relations in 2021. During the past year, the world has witnessed a persistent and unchecked pandemic, accelerating changes unseen in a century and a period of turbulence and transformation globally, Wang said while addressing the symposium, co-hosted by the China Institute of International Studies and the China Fund of International Studies in Beijing. Click here to read…

China sets to build fusion energy research facility: Xinhuanet
December 21, 2021

China is building a research facility to incubate core technologies used in power generation of fusion energy that powers the sun. The facility in the pipeline, called “Comprehensive Research Facility for Fusion Technology” (CRAFT), is a platform on which engineers develop and test fusion energy reactor’s key components. Click here to read…

Chinese underwater acoustic communication machine achieves long-distance transmission: Xinhuanet
December 20, 2021

A Chinese-made underwater acoustic communication machine has achieved long-distance transmission at a high rate. The acceptance test of the sample machine showed that the underwater acoustic communication machine, developed by a research team from the Ocean College of Zhejiang University, realized 90 percent of transmission rate at a speed of 3.07 KBps (kiloBytes per second) over 14 km. Click here to read…

China endeavors to turn construction waste into resources: Quishi
December 20, 2021

At China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd.’s construction site in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong province, residual waste is ground into fine aggregates and turned into bricks permeable to water. The construction project is able to process 500 cubic meters of solid waste for eight consecutive hours per day on average, with the waste processing and recycling rate reaching 40 percent to 50 percent, said Niu Yongxu, manager of the project. Click here to read…

Huawei releases scenario-based solutions to facilitate digital transformation of industries: People’s Daily
December 21, 2021

Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched 11 scenario-based solutions for customers from different industries to satisfy their individualized demands for digital transformation, aiming to respond to challenges, take opportunities and create new value in these industries together with its partners. To achieve digital transformation, enterprises need to develop digital platforms as a foundation and focus on business restructuring with the aim of supporting the success of their main business, noted Tao Jingwen, Huawei’s Board Member. Click here to read…

China strives to keep employment stable: People’s Daily
December 20, 2021

Facing the COVID-19 impact and downward pressure of the economy, China is looking to keep employment stable. As measures keep rolling out to ensure people get jobs, more policies are needed to cope with the COVID-19 impact. Employment bears the brunt of the downward pressure on the economy, said Lian Ping, chief economist at Zhixin Investment Research Institute, noting that it is crucial to give priority to employment in economic and social development as well as macro policies. Click here to read…

Local legislatures should make suggestions from public transparent: China Daily
December 21, 2021

Suggestions from deputies to local people’s congresses — local legislative bodies — should be publicized in an appropriate manner, according to a draft amendment. Whether the suggestions are accepted and how deputies aim to resolve problems should be made transparent after being reported to the standing committees of the congresses, the draft amendment to the Organic Law of the Local People’s Congresses and Local People’s Governments said. Click here to read…

China expected to extend regulatory crackdowns into 2022: Reuters

December 21, 2021

After China’s year of unprecedented crackdowns, roiling markets and halting deals, bankers and lawyers expect tighter scrutiny to continue in 2022 but say clearer rules will give investors some certainty about the regulatory environment. Over the past year, Beijing has clamped down on antitrust violations, banned private tuition groups, reined in property developers’ debt binge, and made some offshore listings close to impossible. Click here to read…

China cuts benchmark lending rate for 1st time in nearly 2 years: Kyodo
December 20, 2021

China’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rate on Monday for the first time in nearly two years to prop up the slowing economy, in a sharp contrast to the United States and other major economies that are moving to tackle inflation. In recent months, the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have been inclined to tighten their monetary policy in an attempt to curb steep inflation stemming partially from a spike in global material prices amid hopes for post-pandemic economic recovery. Click here to read…

G7, EU, Five Eyes condemn Hong Kong elections while US sanctions five Chinese officials: South China Morning Post
December 21, 2021

The Group of Seven (G7) and European Union on Monday voiced “grave concern” over the outcome of Hong Kong’s recent Legislative Council elections, following a similar condemnation by the Five Eyes alliance and Washington’s decision to sanction five Chinese officials for allegedly undermining the city’s semi-autonomous status. The blitz of criticism pointed to Beijing’s overhaul of local electoral systems in March to ensure only “patriots” hold office as an unacceptable restriction of voter choice. Foreign ministers of the seven countries and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell issued a joint statement about their “grave concern over the erosion of democratic elements” in Hong Kong. Click here to read…

China’s Big Tech crackdown: number of apps falls 40 per cent over 3 years amid new data laws and clean-up campaigns: South China Morning Post
December 21, 2021

Chinese smartphone users have seen the number of apps available to them fall by 38.5 per cent over the past three years, with the most precipitous drop coming this year amid the country’s crackdowns on Big Tech platforms and internet content, showing how China’s fortified market structure has taken a toll on the digital sector.The total number of apps in Chinese app stores fell to just 2.78 million by October of this year, down from 4.52 million at the end of 2018, according to a South China Morning Post review of data compiled from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The fall in the total number of apps is partly a sign of China’s maturing app market. WeChat, Tencent Holdings’ social network with 1.2 billion monthly active users globally, has dominated social media in China for years. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, December 13, 2021

China holds key economic meeting to plan for 2022: Xinhuanet
December 10, 2021

The annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from Wednesday to Friday as Chinese leaders mapped out priorities for the economic work in 2022. In a speech at the conference, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, reviewed the country’s economic work in 2021, analyzed the current economic situation and arranged next year’s economic work. Click here to read…

China issues 10 application challenges for new generation supercomputer: Xinhuanet
December 10, 2021

China has issued a list of 10 application challenges for its new generation supercomputer, with an aim to build a quintillion-scale supercomputing application ecology, Science and Technology Daily reported on Friday. The list includes the fusion simulation of a magnetic confinement fusion reactor, fluid mechanics simulation of a full-size aerospace vehicle, dynamic simulation of a digital cell atomic system, as well as refined numerical weather forecasting. Click here to read…

China ramps up J-20 stealth fighter production after domestic engine switch: Global Times
December 12, 2021

The maker of the J-20, China’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, revealed that it recently broke records in terms of aircraft delivery due to high demand, with experts saying on Sunday that the J-20 has entered a mass production phase after it solved the last missing piece of the puzzle, the domestically developed WS-10 engine. Click here to read…

China issues new plan to bolster cold chain logistics against COVID-19 risks: Global Times
December 12, 2021

China’s State Council, the cabinet, on Sunday issued a development plan for the cold-chain logistics sector as part of the country’s 14th Five-Year-Plan (2021-25), elevating the logistics network into a pillar position in supporting economic and social development, while highlighting timely urgent issues such as imported COVID-19 risks amid the ongoing global pandemic. Click here to read…

Huawei’s cloud integration making progress: Global Times
December 11, 2021

The test satellite carrying the “Tiansuan constellation” computing platform was operating stably in orbit on Friday, marking the first validation of Huawei Cloud’s integration in space. Chinese private satellite company Spacety and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) have inked a deal to jointly launch the Tiansuan constellation in November, aiming to launch a series of satellites to build an open-source platform that could support the development of a 6G network, satellite internet and other technologies.

Huawei Cloud, as one of the first cooperative co-construction units, has integrated edge computing with a satellite computing platform, allowing the satellite to have artificial intelligence (AI) capability and multitasking ability, people.cn reported on Friday. Click here to read…

Chinese vice premier stresses continuous development of Hainan free trade port:
People’s Daily
December 12, 2021

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng has urged efforts to comprehensively implement major national strategies and promote new development at the Hainan free trade port. Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the leading group on deepening all-around reform and opening-up in Hainan, made the remarks while chairing a meeting of the group on Friday.
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China’s investment in diplomacy falls, as its global ambitions rise: South China Morning Post
December 12, 2021

China’s diplomatic corps stands at the front line of the country’s expanding ambitions on the world stage, but while its main rival the US is increasing overseas spending, Beijing has been doing the reverse. President Xi Jinping has said China’s diplomacy must serve his vision for the “new era” marked by his leadership – to achieve “a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”.Key to his vision is the belief that China will ultimately survive an unprecedented time of upheaval brought on by the widening ideological and geopolitical divide with Washington. Click here to read…

Show us the numbers on China’s economic risks, former finance minister says: South China Morning Post
December 12, 2021

China’s economic data should reflect more of the country’s major problems rather than just presenting a rosy picture, according to outspoken former finance minister Lou Jiwei.
At a forum held by the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges in Beijing on Saturday, Lou said China’s main indicators failed to fully show the economic problems the country was facing, including the challenges and risks raised by the leadership in an annual tone-setting meeting last week. Click here to read…

G-7 concerned about China’s “coercive” economic policies: Kyodo
December 12, 2021

The Group of Seven foreign ministers expressed concern Sunday about China’s “coercive” economic policies in what critics call “debt-trap” diplomacy toward developing countries, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said. The ministers also discussed “the situations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang,” where Beijing has been accused of human rights abuses, and the “importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” according to a statement issued by Britain, the G-7 chair, after their two-day talks in Liverpool, England. Click here to read…

U.N. says to publish findings soon on abuses in Xinjiang: Reuters
December 11, 2021

The United Nations’ human rights office is finalising its assessment of the situation in China’s Xinjiang region, where Uyghurs are alleged to have been unlawfully detained, mistreated and forced to work, a spokesperson said on Friday. Rupert Colville said the office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet hoped to publish its report in the coming weeks and that there had been “no concrete progress” in long-running talks with Chinese officials on a proposed visit. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 29, 2021

Chinese premier calls for enhanced coordination with UN: Xinhuanet
November 26, 2021

China stands ready to strengthen coordination with the United Nations to implement the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, strengthen South-South cooperation, and promote more balanced, coordinated and inclusive global development, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Friday. Li made the remarks during a meeting via video link with Abdulla Shahid, president of the 76th session of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA). Click here to read…

China strengthens lending support for private enterprises: Xinhuanet
November 28, 2021

China has increased lending support for the private sector, with new loans to private enterprises reaching 5 trillion yuan (about 782 billion U.S. dollars) in the first 10 months of 2021, according to China’s top banking and insurance regulator.The amount accounted for 53.5 percent of the total new corporate loans in the 10 months, 1.8 percentage points higher than the level at the beginning of this year, data from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) showed. Click here to read…

Xiaomi to set up automobile plant in Beijing: Xinhunaet
November 27, 2021

Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi Corp plans to build an automobile manufacturing plant in Beijing with an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles. The announcement was made at a contract signing ceremony on Saturday between the company and the management committee of the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area. Click here to read…

Xi stresses strengthening military talent cultivation: People’s Daily
November 29, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed thorough military talent cultivation to support and lead progress in strengthening the armed forces. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks when speaking at a CMC conference on military talent-related work from Friday to Sunday. Click here to read…

Tencent’s payment platform fined for breaking foreign exchange rules: Global Times
November 28, 2021

Chinese tech giant Tencent’s online payment platform Tenpay was fined 2.78 million yuan ($434,792) by the local branch of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province, where Tencent is headquartered. Click here to read…

Huawei reveals work of top talent from ‘Geniuses’ program for first time: Global Times

November 28, 2021

Chinese tech giant Huawei revealed for the first time the “mysterious” work of its young prodigy Zhong Zhao, a young employee with an annual salary of 2.01 million yuan ($314,435), whose technology has been applied to tens of millions of Huawei smart phones, according to an article released on Huawei’s online community Xinsheng in November. Click here to read…

Lambda, Mu … Omicron? Why the WHO skipped ‘Nu’ and ‘Xi’ to name latest coronavirus variant: : South China Morning Post
November 29, 2021

Going by the Greek alphabet, the next names should have been “Nu” and “Xi” but the WHO skipped them and went on to call the latest coronavirus variant “Omicron”. But why? Was it to avoid similarities with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name? Before the World Health Organization named Omicron as a variant “of concern” on Friday, the last identified variant was the Mu variant, named after the 12th out of 24 letters in the Greek alphabet.
Nu and Xi, the 13th and 14th letters, were next in line. Click here to read…

Which Chinese military units are expanding while others are shedding troops? : South China Morning Post
November 29, 2021

China has expanded its combat forces to adapt to changing risks – despite a years-long push to streamline the People’s Liberation Army, according a Communist Party publication.
In a book of commentaries published in mid-November by party mouthpiece People’s Daily, military commentator Zhong Xin said the PLA had been “optimising” its personnel structure by deploying more troops to combat roles while cutting 300,000 positions.
The book focuses on President Xi Jinping’s reforms over the last decade and in it Zhong said the military now had about 2 million personnel, down from a peak of more than 6 million in the midst of the Korean war in the 1950s. When Xi, who also heads the Central Military Commission, introduced a military modernisation plan in 2015, that number had already decreased to 2.3 million as a result of a series of overhauls. Click here to read…

Record 2.1m Chinese sit civil service exam as economy slows, youth jobless rate climbs: South China Morning Post
November 28, 2021

A record number of Chinese are sitting the national civil service examination this year, in hopes of landing a secure government job amid slowing growth and high youth unemployment. More than 2.12 million applicants registered for Sunday’s exam, known as guokao in Mandarin, according to the state-owned China News Service. That is 35 per cent higher than last year’s 1.57 million, and the first time the number has crossed 2 million.
That also gives applicants just a 1-in-68 chance of success, even though 31,200 government jobs are open at 75 central government agencies and 23 attached institutions. Successful candidates will take up their positions early next year. Click here to read…

Taiwan scrambles to see off Chinese air force as Xi meets top brass: Reuters
November 28, 2021

Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China’s president met his top generals. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone, or ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, October 29, 2021

Zhou Naixiang elected governor of China’s Shandong: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

Zhou Naixiang was elected governor of east China’s Shandong Province by the provincial legislature on Wednesday. The 13th Shandong Provincial People’s Congress elected the governor at its sixth session. Click here to read…

U.S. criticized for clandestine bio-military activities: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

A Chinese military spokesperson on Thursday urged the United States to handle the inquiry into its bio-military activities in an open, transparent and responsible manner as they are related to international peace and security. Tan Kefei, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a regular press conference in Beijing. Click here to read…

Chinese FM calls for stronger cooperation among neighboring countries of Afghanistan for lasting peace, stability: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

China stands ready to work with all neighboring countries of Afghanistan to strengthen coordination and cooperation on Afghanistan-related issues, so as to help achieve lasting peace and stability in the country, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. In a video message to the Second Meeting of Foreign Ministers of The Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan on Wednesday, Wang noted that the first Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in September was a creative move, as the participants officially launched the mechanism of coordination and cooperation among Afghanistan’s neighboring countries, and issued a joint statement covering a broad range of issues. Click here to read…

Former senior political advisor of Hainan given life sentence for bribery: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced Wang Yong, a former senior political advisor of south China’s Hainan Province, to life in prison for bribery. Wang, former vice chairman of the Hainan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, was convicted of taking bribes worth over 90.47 million yuan (14.14 million U.S. dollars) by the Guilin Intermediate People’s Court of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Click here to read…

China releases plan to shield intellectual property rights: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2021

China’s State Council has released a plan on the protection and application of intellectual property rights (IPRs) during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). According to the plan, the country expects to see significant improvements in its IPR management capability by 2025. By then, IPRs will become a powerful booster for the country’s high-quality economic and social development, it added. Click here to read…

AUKUS, a hot topic at Beijing Xiangshan Forum Webinar 2021: China Military
October 28, 2021

The 5th session of Beijing Xiangshan Forum Webinar 2021 was held on the evening of October 26 around the topic of “Strategic Stability: Impasse and Way Out”, in which the establishment of the so-called trilateral security partnership, AUKUS, by the US, Britain and Australia and their nuclear submarine cooperation were heatedly discussed. Click here to read…

Beijing mandates COVID-19 booster shots in services sectors and for construction workers: Global Times
October 28, 2021

Beijing, the capital city, has vowed to promote booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines among construction workers and people in the services sector, such as chefs, purchasers, attendants, cleaners and security guards, and booster shots will be made mandatory for personnel in high-risk key positions. The capital city reported five new cases and two asymptomatic infections on Thursday, bringing the total number of local infections to 27. All these patients were under quarantine before they were confirmed as infected with COVID-19. Click here to read…

Wang Yi calls for coordinated action to expand economic exchanges with Afghanistan: Global Times
October 28, 2021

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on countries neighboring Afghanistan to take coordinated action to expand economic and trade exchanges with the country, stressing that more multilateral coordination and efforts are needed to help stabilize Afghanistan. Wang’s remarks were consistent with what he said in Tianjin and Doha. It is more comprehensive, which shows that China’s policies toward Afghanistan are clearer but experts said it doesn’t imply recognition of the Afghan Taliban government. Click here to read…

FBI director asks US businesses to work more closely with the agency to defeat Chinese espionage efforts: South China Morning Post
October 29, 2021

The head of the FBI urged US companies on Thursday to develop closer ties with it to counter a “multi-avenue” effort by Beijing to amass enough intellectual property to “become the world’s only superpower”. In a virtual address to the Economic Club of New York, Christopher Wray, the director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, encouraged its members to establish partnerships with the agency’s local offices – before breaches occur like the Microsoft Exchange email server hack discovered earlier this year. Click here to read…

China to build outpost for Tajikistan special forces near Afghan border: Reuters
October 28, 2021

China will finance the construction of an outpost for a special forces unit of Tajikistan’s police near the Tajik-Afghan border, the Central Asian nation’s parliament said on Thursday. The post will be located in Tajikistan’s eastern Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province in the Pamir mountains, which border China’s Xinjiang province as well as the northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan. Click here to read…

Huawei paid Democratic powerbroker Podesta $1 million to lobby –sources: Reuters
October 28, 2021

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei paid Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta $1 million to lobby the Biden administration on its behalf, double what the lobbyist has revealed publicly, according to two people familiar with the matter. This month, the prominent Washington lobbyist disclosed a $500,000 payment from Huawei in a third-quarter lobbying report. But Podesta actually received $1 million total in separate installments in June and September, the people said, declining to be named since the information was not public. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, October 22, 2021

China vows closer ties with Pacific Island countries says, FM: Xinhuanet
October 22, 2021

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that China is willing to work with Pacific Island countries for a closer comprehensive strategic partnership. Wang made the remarks while chairing the first China-Pacific Island Countries Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via video link. Click here to read…

Oaths by 16 HKSAR district council members announced invalid: People’s Daily
October 21, 2021

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Thursday announced that oaths taken by 16 District Council (DC) members on Oct. 8 were invalid. The HKSAR government held the oath-taking ceremony for DC members from the Tsuen Wan District Council, the Tuen Mun District Council, the Yuen Long District Council, the Kwai Tsing District Council and the Islands District Council at North Point Community Hall on Oct. 8. Click here to read…

Ex-vice minister of culture stands trial for bribery charges: People’s Daily
October 22, 2021

Li Jinzao, former vice culture and tourism minister of China, on Thursday appeared in court for charges of accepting bribes while holding various positions from 1996 to 2020. The first trial of Li’s case was held at the Intermediate People’s Court of Shenyang City, northeast China’s Liaoning Province. Click here to read…

China issues guideline on green development in urban, rural areas: China Daily
October 22, 2021

The general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council have issued a guideline underpinning green development in urban and rural areas. The guideline sets a target that by 2025 the institutional mechanisms and policy systems for green development in urban and rural areas will be basically established. Click here to read…

Over 9,000 candidates compete for position in Xizang border town postal dept: Global Times
October 22, 2021

More than 9,000 candidates have signed up for a position in the postal department in Ali prefecture, Southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region in the upcoming national civil servant examination, making it the current hottest ticket in the governmental official selection process. Click here to read…

Chinese mainland, HK deepen cooperation in fintech regulation, yuan market: Global Times
October 22, 2021

The People’s Bank of China (PBC), the central bank, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on regulatory cooperation in fintech innovation, under which fintech supervision tools of the PBC and HKMA will be connected, according to a statement issued by the PBC on Thursday. Also on Thursday, Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), vowed that the city will further boost the offshore yuan market and promote the internationalization of the yuan. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists build anti-satellite weapon that can cause explosion inside exhaust: South China Morning Post
October 22, 2021

A team of Chinese military researchers say they have built and tested an anti-satellite robotic device that can place a small pack of explosives into a probe’s exhaust nozzle.

Rather than blowing the satellite into pieces, the melt-cast explosive can produce a “time-controlled, steady explosion”, Professor Sun Yunzhong and colleagues from the Hunan Defence Industry Polytechnic in Xiangtan wrote in a paper published in the domestic journal Electronic Technology & Software Engineering last month. The device could stay inside the satellite for an extended period by using a locking mechanism driven by an electric motor. If needed, the process can be reversed to separate it from the target. Click here to read…

China to pursue digital trade expansion under new five-year plan as cross-border data flow restrictions remain in place: South China Morning Post
October 21, 2021

China is seeking to step up development of digital trade, a segment that is shaping into an integral part of the economy, amid questions that this effort might be impeded by the country’s restrictions on cross-border data flows. That plan was set out by the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) under its 14th five-year plan for trade in services, which was published on Tuesday. The agency pledged to support the trade of digital products, to foster a good environment for digital products to go overseas, and to explore the trading of data. It will also push for traditional trade in services to digitalise. Click here to read…

Huawei, SMIC suppliers received billions worth of licenses for U.S. goods: Reuters
October 22, 2021

Suppliers to Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and China’s top chipmaker SMIC got billions of dollars worth of licenses from November through April to sell them goods and technology despite their being on a U.S. trade blacklist, documents released by Congress showed on Thursday. According to the documents, first obtained by Reuters, 113 export licenses worth $61 billion were approved for suppliers to ship products to Huawei while another 188 licenses valued at nearly $42 billion were greenlighted for Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC). Click here to read…

China’s Ping An Bank says its overdue loans rise on Baoneng liquidity crunch: Reuters
October 22, 2021

China’s Ping An Bank Co Ltd said its “special-mention” and overdue loans increased in the third quarter mainly due to a liquidity crunch at Shenzhen Baoneng, a property and financial services conglomerate. Ping An Bank’s outstanding special-mention loans – debts that could potentially turn sour – rose by 37.3% in the third quarter from the end of 2020, while outstanding loans and interests overdue within 90 days increased 32.5%, according to the bank’s earnings report released on Wednesday. Click here to read…

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China achieves remarkable results in pollution control, says white paper: Xinhuanet
October 8, 2021

Through an increasing effort to combat pollution, China has achieved remarkable results in pollution control, according to a white paper released Friday by the State Council Information Office. Having announced a battle against pollution, the country has improved the quality of air, water and soil, said the white paper titled “Biodiversity Conservation in China.” Click here to read…

Chinese ambassador shares seven buzzwords to showcase fast-changing China: Xinhuanet
October 7, 2021

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang on Wednesday shared with Americans seven buzzwords that are currently popular in China to illustrate what is going on in his country. “The buzzwords I shared with you today reflect the changing and unchanging elements in our values when China experiences rapid economic growth and profound social transformation,” said Qin in his keynote speech at the online Forum on Tourism, Hospitality and Cultural Exchange co-hosted by the U.S.-Asia Institute and Las Vegas Sands Corp. Click here to read…

Customs in Tibet gets tough against smuggling: Xinhuanet
October 8, 2021

The customs authority in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has acted against smuggling activities with an iron hand in the first eight months of the year. From January to August, Lhasa customs cracked 13 smuggling cases involving a total value of 6.9 million yuan (about 1.1 million U.S. dollars), it said in a statement. Click here to read…

New fund to spur Yangtze SOE reform: China Daily
October 8, 2021

China launched a 73.75 billion yuan fund in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, on Thursday to facilitate cutting-edge technology innovation and mixed-ownership reform at its State-owned enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta region, its operator said. The big-ticket fund aims to sharpen the core competitiveness of SOEs and spur high-quality development in the region. Click here to read…

Chinese companies display latest technologies at Expo 2021 Dubai:
October 7, 2021

Chinese companies are showcasing their latest technologies at the China Pavilion of the ongoing Expo 2021 Dubai, as they plan to leverage the opportunity to expand their overseas reach. For instance, UBTech Robotics, a Shenzhen-based artificial intelligence and humanoid robotics company, is showcasing its Panda Robot and the Walker X, a large humanoid service robot. Click here to read…

CUHK student union’s fate shows no room for campus troublemakers: Global Times
October 7, 2021

The student union of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) announced its disbandment on Thursday, becoming another opposition-leaning university student union to dissolve following a series of recent events which saw some local universities cut ties with their problematic student unions. Click here to read…

Hungary to build Europe’s first 5G smart railway port together with Huawei: Global Times
October 7, 2021

Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with Hungary’s East-West Intermodal Logistics and British telecommunications operator Vodafone, in a joint effort to build Europe’s first smart railway hub managed by a 5G private network to be empowered by Huawei. The move, which comes as some other European countries are still weighing whether to use the firm’s 5G technology due to oppositions from the US government, could enable Hungary to lead the way in 5G industrial solutions ahead of other hesitant countries, Chinese experts said. Click here to read…

Bond defaults of China’s property developers surge as they face debt crisis: Global Times
October 7, 2021

A few Chinese property developers, including Evergrande Group, CFLD and Tahoe, are facing liquidity issues, according to data released by CRIC, a property research center on Wednesday. The data showed that as of September 27, the number of bond defaults by real estate enterprises in 2021 stood at 39, up 25 from 2020, for a cumulative amount of 46.75 billion yuan ($7.2 billion), an increase of 159 percent year-on-year. Click here to read…

China power crisis forces ‘serious’ Beijing to order top coal producer to increase output: South China Morning Post
October 8, 2021

North China’s Inner Mongolia region, China’s second-largest coal producer, has told 72 mines to boost annual output capacity by nearly 100 million tonnes, said a government official and coal traders with direct knowledge of the matter. In an urgent notice dated Thursday, Inner Mongolia’s energy department asked the cities of Wuhai, Ordos and Hulunbuir, as well as Xilingol league, to immediately notify the miners they may operate at stipulated higher capacities straightaway, provided they ensure safe production. A league is an administrative unit of the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia. Click here to read…

Chinese property bonds, shares slump as Evergrande angst spreads: Reuters
October 8, 2021

Bonds and shares issued by Chinese developers slumped on Friday as onshore markets returned from a week-long holiday with few clues as to how regulators propose to contain the contagion from cash-strapped China Evergrande Group’s debt problems. Evergrande, whose shares remain suspended since it requested a trading halt on Monday pending a major transaction announcement, is facing one of the country’s largest defaults as it wrestles with more than $300 billion of debt. Click here to read…

Fall in China’s $1.3 trln land sales to test local finances, economy: Reuters
October 8, 2021

Sagging demand at China’s urban land auctions amid a crackdown on borrowing by private developers risks squeezing regional finances, pressuring local governments to scramble for other income sources to fund investments and support the economy. Land sales soared to a record 8.4 trillion yuan in 2020, the equivalent of Australia’s annual gross domestic product, bolstering fiscal budgets in a pandemic year. Click here to read…