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China: Daily Scan, December 27, 2021

Xi stresses consolidating achievement of campaign on studying Party’s history: Xinhuanet

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called for consolidating and expanding the achievement of a campaign on studying the Party’s history. Click here to read…

State councilor urges state-owned companies to deepen reform, innovation:
Xinhuanet
December 25, 2021

State Councilor Wang Yong has called on state-funded companies and state-owned enterprises to deepen reform and innovation, while striving to contribute more to stabilizing economic fundamentals. Wang made the remarks during an inspection tour to Jiangxi Province and Shanghai on the reform and development of the centrally-administered and local state-owned enterprises. Click here to read…

China adopts new law on wetlands protection: Quishi
December 27, 2021

Chinese lawmakers on Friday voted to pass a new law on wetlands protection, establishing the country’s first specialized law on the issue. Lawmakers approved the law, which will take effect on June 1, 2022, at a session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Click here to read…

China completes record-breaking warplane production goals for 2021: Global Times
December 26, 2021

The Chinese aviation industry is wrapping up the warplane production and test flight work scheduled for 2021 in the last week of the year, with many companies already finishing their missions while others are making their final runs. Despite challenges including occasional COVID-19 outbreaks, the high quality and quantity of the aircraft will meet the demands of the aviation forces of all Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) branches, analysts said on Sunday. Click here to read…

Chinese manufacturing industry leaders call for focus on core technologies: Global Times
December 26, 2021

Experts and representatives from leading Chinese manufacturers called for the development of vital technologies such as chips and robots for China’s “root economy” at a gathering on Sunday, reaffirming the vital role technologies play in China’s economy, especially amid a high-tech blockade from the US government. Click here to read…

Tibet supports grads in job hunt outside region: China Daily
December 24, 2021

In recent years, the Tibet autonomous region has launched a series of policies to support college graduates as they look for employment in places outside the region to ease job pressure, local media reported. Graduates from Tibet who qualify to work in other Chinese provinces and regions will be provided with subsidies during their job hunts, including transportation fees, allowances, housing assistance and family visitation costs, according the region’s Department of Human Resources and Social Security. Click here to read…

China’s first greenhouse gas observation network basically established: People’s Daily
December 25, 2021

China Meteorological Administration (CMA) recently released its first national greenhouse gas observation network directory, which means that after nearly 40 years of construction China’s first greenhouse gas observation network has been basically established. The network is expected to improve China’s capacity for observation and assessment of climate change and continuously provide data support for the country’s efforts to peak carbon dioxide emissions and achieve carbon neutrality. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists develop AI ‘prosecutor’ that can press its own charges: South China Morning Post
December 26, 2021

Researchers in China say they have achieved a world first by developing a machine that can charge people with crimes using artificial intelligence. The AI “prosecutor” can file a charge with more than 97 per cent accuracy based on a verbal description of the case, according to the researchers. The machine was built and tested by the Shanghai Pudong People’s Procuratorate, the country’s largest and busiest district prosecution office. The technology could reduce prosecutors’ daily workload, allowing them to focus on more difficult tasks, according to Professor Shi Yong, director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ big data and knowledge management laboratory, who is the project’s lead scientist. Click here to read…

Xinjiang Communist Party boss and US sanctions target Chen Quanguo to leave post: South China Morning Post
December 25, 2021

Xinjiang’s Communist Party chief Chen Quanguo is to leave his post, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. Chen has been targeted by foreign sanctions over the crackdown targeting the Uygurs and other Muslim minorities in the region that he spearheaded, prompting allegations of widespread human rights abuses from the United States and other Western countries. China says Xinjiang sanctions are an ‘industry genocide’ targeting businessesClick here to read…

China talks up ‘green’ Olympics but prepares to fight smog: Reuters
December 27, 2021

China is using the Winter Olympic Games to drive its efforts to improve the environment, but smog-prone capital Beijing is still preparing for the worst as the opening ceremony looms. Beijing has improved its air quality since China won its bid to host the Games, but the Ministry of Ecology and Environment has said winter smog risks remained “severe”.Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, December 24, 2021

China calls for joint efforts to combat terrorism: Xinhuanet
December 23, 2021

The international community should strengthen solidarity and join hands in fighting terrorism, a senior Chinese diplomat said. The lessons of the boomerang effect are still fresh in memory, and must be learned by heart, Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Jianghao said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the Second International Seminar on Counterterrorism in Beijing. Click here to read…

China escalates crackdown on fraudulent, fake online activities: Xinhuanet
December 23, 2021

China’s cyberspace watchdog has launched a targeted campaign to combat fraudulent online traffic, irregular public-relations activities and fake social-media accounts. The two-month campaign aims to tackle these interlinked issues, which infringe on the legal rights and interests of netizens, and disrupt the environment for public opinion and market order, according to a video conference of the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission. Click here to read…

Minister prioritizes stable growth for industrial development: Quishi
December 24, 2021

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has stated that stabilizing industrial growth in 2022 is its top priority, and it has urged efforts to promote the upgrading of manufacturing and facilitate digital and green transformations. Click here to read…

Work on shipyard in Shanghai for Chinese warships goes smoothly, to open in 2023: Global Times
December 24, 2021

Since its start at the beginning of the year, the construction of a new shipyard for a key Chinese warship builder has been going smoothly, and dock basin construction kicked off on Wednesday. The new site is expected to allow China to build a range of warships – including amphibious assault ships, amphibious landing ships and frigates – faster, better and more efficiently, observers said on Thursday. Click here to read…

China plans to boost railway technology advantages by 2025 with a 600km/h maglev system and vacuum tube trains: Global Times
December 23, 2021

China plans to boost its technology assets and R&D with a high-speed maglev system capable of reaching 600 kilometers per hour and high-speed trains in a vacuum tube, according to a five-year plan for railway science and technology innovation unveiled on Thursday by the National Railway Administration (NRA), the national railway regulator. Click here to read…

Ex-cyberspace official charged with abusing position, receiving bribes: China Daily
December 23, 2021

Peng Bo, former deputy head of the Office of the Central Leading Group on the Prevention and Handling of Cult-related Issues, who was charged with receiving bribes worth over 54 million yuan ($8.5 million), pleaded guilty in court on Thursday. The Wuxi Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangsu province held a public hearing of the case. Peng made his final statement in court. His sentence will be announced later. Click here to read…

China, South Asia friendship organizations boost mutual trust, cooperation: People’s Daily
December 24, 2021

With the theme of “Win-Win Cooperation for Common Development,” the 7th China South Asia Friendship Organizations’ Forum was held on Wednesday via video link to promote friendly exchanges between China and South Asian countries. About 140 participants from China and six South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Nepal, joined the event both online and offline. Click here to read…

Japan will not send govt delegation to Beijing Olympics: Reuters
December 24, 2021

Japan will not send a government delegation to next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing, it said on Friday, a move that stops short of joining a U.S.-led diplomatic boycott of the Games, but one nonetheless likely to deepen tension with China. The boycott, driven by Washington and including some of its allies, has become another delicate issue for Japan, a close partner of the United States that also has strong economic ties to China. Click here to read…

China 2021 tech crackdown: once seen as the golden ticket, Big Tech has shed jobs and lost its allure among the young: South China Morning Post
December 24, 2021

This year will go down as a tough period for Chinese technology firms, as Beijing moved to exert control over the once-freewheeling sector. In the third of a four-part series, the South China Morning Post looks at how 2021 became a turning point in the development of China’s Big Tech companies. Xiang Zikui, a Shenzhen-based woman who works in the gaming division of one of China’s biggest internet companies, says she was shocked to hear about large-scale lay-offs at iQiyi, often dubbed China’s Netflix. Click here to read…

Loans for babies: Chinese province’s strategy to beat population blues: Reuters
December 23, 2021

Jilin in northeast China is offering married couples bank loans of up to 200,000 yuan ($31,400) if they have kids, joining other provinces in the roll-out of financial incentives to overcome a declining population. Certain small businesses set up by couples with two or three children will also enjoy exemptions and cuts in value-added taxes, the Jilin government said in a statement on ThursdayClick here to read…

Chinese scientists hail success of new hypersonic engine that military ‘did not think would work’: South China Morning Post
December 24, 2021

A new engine for hypersonic weapons, built using technology that the military did not believe would work, has successfully completed its first test flights in China, the team behind it has said. The scientists believe it will help China speed up large-scale production of hypersonic weapons at relatively low cost while maintaining high quality and performance. They said a new manufacturing method allowed them to make titanium alloy components that laboratory and real-world tests had found to perform far better than those made using traditional methods, allowing them to go straight from the furnace to the engine assembly line without further processing. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, December 10, 2021

Futuristic tech used to shield Xinjiang’s power grid: Xinhuanet
December 9, 2021

Advanced technologies like drones, 5G and the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) have been widely used in the power grid of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Thanks to over 1,000 sets of 5G-backed BeiDou terminals launched in October, a converter station in Xinjiang’s Changji City has turned to drones with high-precision equipment for “physical checks.”Click here to read…

Over 70,000 prosecuted for work-related crimes in China since 2018: Xinhuanet
December 9, 2021

Procuratorates across China brought more than 58,000 prosecutions against 73,488 people suspected of work-related crimes from January 2018 to November 2021, according to a statement by China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) on Thursday. Of those prosecuted, 82 were former provincial-level officials, said the SPP statement.Click here to read…

China to improve service for retired military officers: China Military
December 9, 2021

China’s Ministry of Veterans Affairs (MVA) recently announced the newly revised measures for providing services to and administration of retired military officers. In line with relevant policies on social security system, medical and health care system, and elderly care service reform, the Measures make arrangements in an all-round manner to fully regulate and upgrade the service to and the administration of the retired military officers.Click here to read…

Top court guidelines aid biodiversity preservation: China Daily
December 9, 2021

China’s top court will formulate guidelines and speed up the issuance of judicial interpretations on protecting biodiversity to ensure related cases can be solved more effectively and efficiently. Yang Linping, vice-president of the Supreme People’s Court, released the plan last week, saying that the judicial interpretations will focus on using bans and punitive compensation to stop pollution and reduce damage to the environment as well as on helping solve civil disputes involving forest ownership.
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Illegal assets of fugitives confiscated: China Daily
December 10, 2021

More than 1,100 people suspected of duty-related crimes returned this year. China brought back 1,114 fugitives wanted for duty-related crimes from January to November and recovered about 16 billion yuan ($2.5 billion) in illegal gains, according to the country’s top anti-graft watchdogs.Click here to read…

Chinese scientists develop precise gene-editing delivery tool: China Daily
December 9, 2021

Chinese scientists have developed a targeted delivery system that can bring gene-editing tools to colon cells, offering a precise cure for inflammatory bowel disease. The study, published on Thursday in the journal Science Advances, reported a CRISPR-Cas9 prodrug nanosystem that can transport a gene-editing protein exclusively to inflammatory lesions in mice colons and then “switch on” the protein.Click here to read…

PBC to raise forex reserve requirements to 9% amid strengthening yuan: Global Times
December 9, 2021

China’s central bank announced on Thursday that it would raise foreign exchange reserve requirements for financial institutions in mid-December, in an apparent move intended to offset the yuan’s sustained strength. The People’s Bank of China (PBC) said that the forex reserve requirement ratio will be lifted to 9 percent from the current 7 percent, effective December 15.Click here to read…

106 mobile apps shut down due to continued violations: Global Times
December 10, 2021

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and some local regulators have announced the shutdown of 106 mobile apps including the popular media review platform Douban and electronic product recycling service provider Aihuishou, as part of a clampdown targeting mobile apps involved in illegal activities.Click here to read…

G-7 split over diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics: Kyodo
December 9, 2021

France broke with other Group of Seven industrialized nations Thursday, saying it will send high-level officials to this winter’s Beijing Olympics after the United States, Britain and Canada announced they would diplomatically boycott the event. The split came when France’s education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said France “will not do it,” a day after Australia, Britain and Canada said they would engage in a diplomatic boycott following the United States’ lead, citing China’s human rights record.Click here to read…

China population: article demanding Communist Party members have three children goes viral: South China Morning Post
December 9, 2021

Members of China’s Communist Party (CCP) have a personal obligation to help tackle the country’s plunging fertility rate by having three children, according to a commentary that has since been scrubbed from the internet.“No party member should use any excuse, objective or personal, to not marry or have children, nor can they use any excuse to have only one or two children,” said the article published by China Reports Network, which was published last month but started gaining traction on Wednesday.Click here to read…

Xi Jinping wants lawyers in China to ‘follow and embrace’ the Communist Party’s leadership: South China Morning Post
December 9, 2021

Lawyers in China should consciously “follow and embrace” the leadership of the Communist Party, President Xi Jinping has told a Politburo study session.
He also said the party should strengthen its “political guidance” of lawyers. “[We should] educate and guide lawyers to consciously abide by the basic requirements of supporting the leadership of the Communist Party and the socialist rule of law in China, and strive to be good lawyers satisfied by the party and the people,” Xi told the meeting in Beijing on Monday, according to official news agency Xinhua.Click here to read…

Bhutan battles to protect territory: Taipei Times
December 9, 2021

With tensions still high along the India-China border, landlocked Bhutan is struggling to maintain its territory and keep both Asian powerhouses happy. As Bhutan prepares for border talks with Beijing, the Himalayan kingdom has told India that it would not recognize China’s claims to the Doklam plateau in the discussions, people familiar with the situation said. In 2017, India’s military intervened on Bhutan’s behalf to stop China from building a road in the disputed area overlooking a narrow strip of land that connects India’s northeastern states with the rest of the country.

China: Daily Scan, December 9, 2021

China to further implement administrative penalty law: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has issued a circular calling for effective and concrete measures to implement the revised administrative penalty law. Training concerning the law for current administrative law-enforcement personnel should be completed by June, the circular required, urging wider publicity for the law. Click here to read…

China unveils 5-year plan to advance agricultural, rural modernization: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

China has released a plan to advance agricultural and rural modernization during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), Deng Xiaogang, vice minister of agricultural and rural affairs, told a press conference on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Guangdong forms China’s largest fuel cell vehicle industry cluster: Xinhuanet
December 9, 2021

South China’s Guangdong Province has attracted more than 300 hydrogen energy enterprises with the total value of its hydrogen energy industry surpassing 10 billion yuan (about 1.57 billion U.S. dollars), local authorities said Wednesday. The province is taking the lead in China’s burgeoning fuel cell-powered vehicle industry and has formed the country’s largest fuel cell vehicle industry cluster, according to data released Wednesday during the UNDP Hydrogen Industry Conference 2021 in Guangdong’s Foshan City. Click here to read…

Chinese scientists develop legless robot capable of rapid jumping, shifting directions: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

A team of Chinese researchers has developed a legless soft robot capable of rapid jumping and agile turning. The robot, measuring 6.5 cm in length and 1.1 grams in weight, can jump 7.68 times its body height and hop forward continuously at a speed of 6.01 times its body length per second. Click here to read…

Board director of China’s banknotes printer surrenders to police: Global Times
December 9, 2021

The Board Director of the China Banknote Printing and Minting (CBPM), China’s official currency printing company, surrendered to the police, an official statement said on Wednesday. Chen Yaoming, board director and member of the Party committee at the company, is suspected of serious legal and disciplinary violations, according to a statement published Wednesday on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China and the National Supervision Commission of the People’s Republic of China. Click here to read…

Chinese internet giants race to the metaverse: Global Times
December 8, 2021

Chinese internet giants scrambled to snag a spot in the metaverse, a concept that has gone viral this year. The country’s three online behemoths or “BAT” for Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, which have reaped large profits from the development of the internet over the past decades, have got a head start towards the metaverse, which is widely defined as an alternative digital reality where people work, play and socialize. Click here to read…

Courts have stepped up to foster safe environment in cyberspace: China Daily
December 9, 2021

China has continued to strengthen legal protections for netizens to create a better internet environment and ensure their information is secure. Information technology, as represented by the internet, has created a large space for people’s lives, expanded the scope of national governance and elevated the development of China’s rule of law in cyberspace to a new stage, said Yang Linping, vice-president of the Supreme People’s Court. Click here to read…

China surpasses US in frontier research: China Daily
December 9, 2021

China led the world in seven out of 11 research areas this year in terms of active frontier research, surpassing the United States for the first time, according to a report published on Wednesday. The 2021 Research Fronts report, jointly published by the Institutes of Science and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and global analytics firm Clarivate, identified 171 frontier research topics. Click here to read…

Small cliques counterproductive to 6G development: People’s Daily
December 8, 2021

With major tech power houses worldwide drawing blueprints for the development of 6G — the next-generation wireless technology, Washington has been in too much of a hurry to form a small clique of allies in a frantic attempt to exclude and suppress China. The curb on China’s hi-tech research and innovation is not a fresh story. It clearly exposed Washington’s selfish purpose — to prevent Chinese tech firms from progressing and maintain its long-standing global technological dominance. Click here to read…

Hypersonic flight: Chinese scientists create prototype with an engine design abandoned by Nasa: South China Morning Post
December 9, 2021

A research team in China has built and tested a prototype hypersonic flight engine based on a bold design by a Nasa scientist more than two decades ago.
Unlike most hypersonic aircraft with an engine at the belly, the Two Stage Vehicle (TSV) X-plane proposed by Ming Han Tang – then chief engineer of Nasa’s hypersonic programme in the late 1990s – was driven by two separate engines on the sides.
The engines could work as normal turbine jet engines at lower speed and then switch to a high-speed mode which has no moving parts as the aircraft accelerates to five times the speed of sound, or beyond. Click here to read…

Australia, Britain to join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics: Kyodo
December 8, 2021

Australia and Britain will not send government officials to next year’s Beijing Olympics, the two country’s prime ministers said Wednesday, joining the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney he decided to bar officials from attending as his government has been rebuffed in its attempts to discuss with China its alleged human rights abuses in its far-western Xinjiang region, as well as various other issues of concern. 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…