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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, January 7, 2022

CPC leadership hears work reports: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday held a meeting to hear a series of work reports. The reports were from leading Party members groups of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Supreme People’s Court, and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, as well as from the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.Click here to read…

China hopes U.S. will adopt no-first-use nuclear policy:Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

China hopes the United States will earnestly diminish the role of nuclear weapons in national security policies and adopt the policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday. Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a daily press briefing when asked to comment on reports that some U.S. scholars have suggested the U.S. government should commit to no-first-use of nuclear weapons, as the five Nuclear-Weapon States have agreed that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”Click here to read…

China to advance reforms on market-based allocation of production factors: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

China will enhance reforms of the market-based allocation of production factors amid efforts to build a high-standard market system, according to a plan released by the General Office of the State Council.Click here to read…

Former vice governor of Shanxi stands trial for bribery, power abuse: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

Liu Xinyun, former vice governor of north China’s Shanxi Province, on Thursday stood trial at the Langfang Intermediate People’s Court in north China’s Hebei Province, on charges of bribery and power abuse.Click here to read…

Tibet’s highway mileage hits 120,000 km: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has constructed 120,000 km of highways, according to the fifth session of the 11th People’s Congress of Tibet. Limited by geographical conditions, technology and funds, transportation was once one of the main bottlenecks restricting the region’s economic and social development.Click here to read…

New-type rotorcraft from China’s key national defense project passes acceptance review: Global Times
January 6, 2022

A type of blended wing body multi-rotor vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, which is a key national defense project of China that’s expected to play both military and civilian roles, has passed an acceptance review, with analysts saying on Thursday that the new aircraft could offer higher flexibility and longer endurance than current aircraft.Click here to read…

China bans most exclusive copyright deals for digital music platforms: Reuters
January 7, 2022

China’s copyright authority said on Thursday digital music platforms are not allowed to sign exclusive copyright agreements except in special circumstances, amid a regulatory crackdown on monopolistic behaviour in the country’s private sector.Click here to read…

North Korea will not participate in Beijing Winter Olympics: Kyodo
January 7, 2022

North Korea has decided not to participate in the Beijing 2022 Olympics and Paralympics in response to the United States’ attempts to prevent “the successful opening of the Winter Games,” state-run media reported Friday. The decision was conveyed to China in a letter from North Korea’s national Olympic committee and sports ministry, the news agency said. The nation also did not send a team to last summer’s Tokyo Games amid the coronavirus pandemic.Click here to read…

China’s propaganda machine is embracing a new slogan to entrench Xi Jinping’s status Communist Party’s ideology chief, Wang Huning, tells officials to highlight the historical significance of the ‘two establishments’ : South China Morning Post:
January 6, 2022

Among the messaging from China’s propaganda machine in 2022, expect to hear a lot more of the ruling Communist Party’s latest slogan – “the two establishments” consolidating Xi Jinping’s powerful leadership status. That was the call from the party’s ideology chief, Wang Huning, at a meeting of propaganda officials in Beijing on Wednesday.Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 6, 2022

Regulations refine duties of discipline inspection commissions, improving leadership system: Xinhuanet
January 5, 2022

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has released the first comprehensive set of regulations for the work of the Party’s discipline inspection commissions. The document, which was made public on Tuesday, consists of 59 articles in eight chapters, and makes comprehensive provisions for the leadership system, establishment, operations, duties and self-construction of the commissions.Click here to read…

Chinese premier stresses intensified implementation of tax, fee cuts: Xinhuanet
January 5, 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday stressed intensifying tax and fee cuts to provide relief to businesses and revitalize the market. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a symposium on the implementation of tax and fee reductions.Click here to read…

Tibet beefs up investment during 14th five-year plan: Xinhuanet
January 5, 2022

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region plans to invest 601.5 billion yuan (about 94.3 billion U.S. dollars) during its 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to local authorities. The number sees a growth rate of 58 percent, compared with that during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), said the fifth session of the 11th People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region.Click here to read…

Chinese scientists use telecom optical fiber to monitor aftershocks: Xinhuanet
January 5, 2022

Chinese scientists have developed a new way to monitor aftershocks by using telecom optical fiber with less deployment time and cost, the China Science Daily reported Wednesday. A research team from the Innovation Academy for Precision Measurement Science and Technology, affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, used distributed optical fiber seismic-sensing technology to turn an urban telecom optical fiber network into an ultra-dense seismic monitoring array for a rapid post-quake response.Click here to read…

Law prompts parents to educate kids properly: China Daily
January 6, 2022

Chinese parents are being encouraged to educate their children properly-morally, physically and psychologically-as a new law on family education came into effect on Jan 1. The new law became a trending topic on Sina Weibo on Monday, with the hashtag “Chinese parents now have to raise children in accordance with the law” being read more than 300 million times as of Tuesday afternoon.Click here to read…

China handles 62,000 cybercrime cases in 2021: China Daily
January 6, 2022

Amid a targeted national campaign, Chinese police in 2021 investigated and handled 62,000 cybercrime cases including personal information infringement and hacking, according to the Ministry of Public Security. A total of 103,000 individuals suspected of involvement in these cases were captured, with over 27,000 internet enterprises and institutions receiving administrative penalties, said the ministry.Click here to read…

Chinese lab achieves major achievement in wireless communication: Global Times
January 5, 2022

A high-tech laboratory in Nanjing, capital of East China’s Jiangsu Province, has announced a major achievement related to 6G-oriented terahertz 100/200Gbps (gigabits per second) real-time wireless communication, with a transmission rate 10-20 times higher than 5G networks.Click here to read…

Honda China JV announces 120,000 units-a-year EV factory: Reuters
January 6, 2022

Honda Motor Co (7267.T) and its Chinese joint venture partner Dongfeng Motor (0489.HK) said on Thursday they would build a new factory in Wuhan to exclusively manufacture electric vehicles (EVs) from 2024. The factory would have a production capacity of 120,000 vehicles a year, Honda said in a statement.Click here to read…

China may delay its much-feared property tax amid price slump in nation’s real estate industry: South China Morning Post
January 6, 2022

China’s property tax could be another casualty of the slump in the housing market, with analysts expecting the government to hold off on expanding trials of the levy because of a real estate-led economic slowdown. In October last year, China’s parliament authorised the limited property tax in Shanghai and Chongqing be expanded to more cities, with some analysts forecasting that it could begin by the end of 2021. However, the rapid deterioration of the real-estate sector and the lack of any detailed implementation plan from the State Council is fanning speculation that the government is waiting for a market uptick before it starts the tax.Click here to read…

Chinese scientists build factory robot that can read minds on the assembly line: South China Morning Post
January 6, 2022

Researchers in China say they have developed an industrial robot that can read a human co-worker’s mind with 96 per cent accuracy. The robot not only monitored the worker’s brain waves, but also collected electric signals from muscles, as it worked seamlessly together to assemble a complex product, according to its developers at China Three Gorges University’s Intelligent Manufacturing Innovation Technology Centre.Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, January 5, 2022

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

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

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

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued regulations on the work of the Party’s discipline inspection commissions.A circular was released demanding thorough implementation of the regulations which make comprehensive provisions on the leadership system, establishment, operation, duties and self-building of the commissions.
Click here to read…

6,660 5G base stations built in Tibet: Xinhuanet
January 4, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

China: Daily Scan, 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 22, 2021

Chinese lawmakers meet to review multiple reports: Xinhuanet
December 21, 2021

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, held a plenary meeting on Tuesday to hear and deliberate multiple reports from the legislative body and various government departments. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, attended the meeting. Among the reports deliberated was one on the rectification of problems found in the execution of the 2020 central budget and other fiscal matters. Click here to read…

U.S. urged to stop using Tibet-related issues to meddle in China’s domestic affairs: Xinhuanet
December 21, 2021

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday urged the United States to stop using Tibet-related issues to interfere in China’s internal affairs, after the U.S. Department of State designated a so-called “Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.” Noting that Tibetan affairs are purely China’s domestic affairs that brook no interference by any foreign force, spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a press briefing that the U.S. designation of the so-called “Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues” interferes in China’s internal affairs. Click here to read…

China develops complete BDS industrial chain: Xinhuanet
December 22, 2021

China has developed a complete industrial chain of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), according to the China Satellite Navigation Office (CSNO). BDS has become a global constellation in stable operation. By now, 45 in-orbit BDS satellites are operational and in good mechanical health, ensuring the sustainable development of the industrial chain, said the CSNO. Click here to read…

Pilot program aims to attract more foreign investment, talent: China Daily
December 22, 2021

China’s latest pilot program to improve its business climate entails more measures to attract foreign investment and talent, including streamlining job certification, more efficient mechanisms to settle legal disputes and making it easier to enroll children in school. Click here to read…

New five-year plan for cold-chain logistics: China Daily
December 22, 2021

Authorities look to develop bases, corridors to boost delivery of frozen foods and drugs. China has rolled out its first five-year plan focused on shoring up the growth of cold-chain logistics, a move that will help meet surging public demand for quality agricultural produce, frozen foods and pharmaceuticals, officials and experts said. Click here to read…

Protection strengthened on sexual harassment: China Daily
December 21, 2021

Showing or sending images, texts, information, voice or video with explicit sexual connotations to women against their will should be identified as sexual harassment and must be banned, a draft amendment said. Words with sexual innuendo and improper physical acts, over which women disagree, are also specified as sexual harassment and must be prohibited, according to the draft amendment to the Women’s Rights Protection Law. Click here to read…

Shaanxi residents warned about hemorrhagic fever amid increasing incidence: China Daily
December 22, 2021

Experts from the Shaanxi Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention have urged residents to seek immediate medical treatment if they have symptoms of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, or HFRS, such as fever, headache and vomiting. Click here to read…

Counter-espionage TV series reveals Taiwan spies’ campaign targeting mainland: Global Times
December 21, 2021

The modern counter-espionage TV series, Enemy, has hit Chinese social media, giving the public a glimpse of the always-secret espionage sector and serving as a good lesson for ordinary people to raise their vigilance against spies, especially those from the island of Taiwan. The TV series that has dominated the prime-time slot on China Central Television 8 since December 16, tells how national security police detect and counter spies. After airing for days, Enemy was dubbed by netizens as “the best yearly homemade TV drama” and ranks No. 2 in audience rating among domestic TV dramas.Click here to read…

PLA reveals details of Z-10 attack helicopter, ‘superior to foreign counterparts’: Global Times
December 21, 2021

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) revealed many details of the country’s domestically developed Z-10 attack helicopter in a recent program aired by the state broadcaster, introducing its outstanding, unique capabilities in modern warfare against tanks, infantry and other choppers. Click here to read…

Liaoning aircraft carrier group holds drills in ‘strategically important’ West Pacific: Global Times
December 21, 2021

After entering the Pacific Ocean through the Miyako Strait last week, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s Liaoning aircraft carrier battle group reportedly conducted drills involving fighter jet and helicopter operations in waters east of Japan’s Okinawa, a location Chinese analysts said on Tuesday is of strategic importance in safeguarding China’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty. Click here to read…

China’s hidden debt: ‘corruption problem’ at local levels threatens political, economic stability: South China Morning Post
December 22, 2021

The line between China’s anti-corruption and deleveraging campaigns is becoming increasingly blurred as Beijing looks to tackle both political and economic problems that are interwoven at various levels of local government. Since the beginning of the year, various provinces across the country have declared their commitment to “dig deep into the corruption problem hidden in the risks of local government debt”. Click here to read…

China regulator suspends cyber security deal with Alibaba Cloud: Reuters
December 22, 2021

Chinese regulators on Wednesday suspended an information-sharing partnership with Alibaba Cloud Computing, a subsidiary of e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group, over accusations it failed to promptly report and address a cybersecurity vulnerability, according to state-backed media reports. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 30, 2021

Yin Li elected Party chief of China’s Fujian: Xinhuanet
November 30, 2021

Yin Li has been elected secretary of the Fujian Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Yin was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the 11th CPC Fujian Provincial Committee on Monday. Click here to read…

Senior Jiangxi provincial legislator under probe: Xinhuanet
November 29, 2021

Gong Jianhua, a vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Jiangxi Provincial People’s Congress, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. Gong has turned himself in and is under investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Monday.Click here to read…

China unveils regulation on securities, futures violations: Xinhuanet
November 29, 2021

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has signed a State Council decree unveiling a regulation on new law-enforcement methods for individuals and corporations violating laws in the country’s capital market. The new regulation, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2022 details fresh measures for government enforcement departments in handling individuals and corporations that break securities or futures laws but promise to rectify illegal behaviors, compensate investors for losses and eliminate negative effects. Click here to read…

Tibet sends out nearly 9 bln kWh of electricity: Xinhuanet
November 29, 2021

The Tibet Electric Power Co., Ltd. of the State Grid said it transmitted 8.98 billion kWh of electricity out of the region from 2015 to this summer. All the electricity sent out was generated by clean energy, the company said. In 2015, Tibet sent electricity to neighboring Qinghai Province for the first time, with 1.81 million kWh per day, marking that Tibet’s clean energy began to participate in the regional balance of power supply in northwest China and the optimization and adjustment of the country’s energy structure, said the company. Click here to read…

Policies aim to help ease burden of child raising: China Daily
November 30, 2021

More favorable parental leave policies have been rolled out in Chinese cities and provinces recently in an effort to reduce the burden of childbirth and child care. More than 10 cities and provinces, including Beijing and Shanghai and Jiangxi and Qinghai provinces, have launched detailed measures, such as longer parental leave, to support couples having more children. Click here to read…

Drones adapted to marine observation: China Daily
November 29, 2021

China has begun to deploy unmanned aircraft to carry out marine meteorological observation, according to Aviation Industry Corp of China, the nation’s leading aircraft maker and the program’s contractor. The State-owned defense conglomerate said on Saturday that under a contract from China Meteorological Administration, it has started using a Wing Loong 10 unmanned aircraft to observe cloud cover, temperature, humidity and wind above the ocean’s surface to provide data support to researchers at the administration. Click here to read…

Draft amendment to China’s Teachers Law to regulate rights, obligations and competency undergoes public consultation: Global Times
November 30, 2021

China’s Ministry of Education on Monday issued a notice for public consultation on the draft amendment of the Teachers Law, which will establish an award mechanism for teachers who have made significant contributions to education. The draft amendment is open to public consultation until December 20. The draft revision also regulates the basic rights and obligations of teachers, including the right to assess students’ behavior and academic performance as well as the rights to praise, reward, criticize and discipline students, according to the draft revision. Click here to read…

College teacher punished for insulting comments on Chinese history: Global Times
November 29, 2021

A teacher of Nanjing University of Finance & Economics was punished for releasing insulting comments on Chinese history. He has been removed from his teaching post and demanded to make a public apology. Some netizens said that Feng Jihai, a teacher from the School of Journalism in Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, had released improper and insulting words on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media. Click here to read…

China-India border: building boom in the Himalayas as Beijing shores up troops and weapons for winter: South China Morning Post
November 30, 2021

China has built underground shelters along its borders with India in the Himalayas to protect its troops and weapons as tensions between the two countries persist into the harsh winter.The People’s Liberation Army Western Theatre Command, which oversees the border areas with India, has sped up construction of below-ground facilities to preserve most of its strategic bases and barracks, according to Chinese state media and a military observer. Posts appeared on Chinese social media showing the subterranean structures and quoted experts at a recent impact dynamics seminar organised by State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and Technology in Beijing as saying they were designed for military assets of strategic value, such as an underground command centre, hangars or missile storage. Click here to read…

Chinese province targets journalists, foreign students with planned new surveillance system: Reuters
November 30, 2021

Security officials in one of China’s largest provinces have commissioned a surveillance system they say they want to use to track journalists and international students among other “suspicious people”, documents reviewed by Reuters showed. A July 29 tender document published on the Henan provincial government’s procurement website – reported in the media for the first time – details plans for a system that can compile individual files on such persons of interest coming to Henan using 3,000 facial recognition cameras that connect to various national and regional databases. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, November 22, 2021

CPC initiates election process for delegates to 20th national congress: Xinhuanet
November 18, 2021

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has released a circular on the election of delegates to the Party’s 20th national congress, making comprehensive plans for related work. The Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee has made detailed arrangements for the election, according to an official statement released Thursday.
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Chinese premier stresses effective macro policies, further opening-up: Xinhuanet
November 19, 2021

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has underlined effective macro policies focusing on market entities to advance reform and opening-up and maintain a smooth economic operation. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while presiding over a symposium on the economic situation attended by economists and entrepreneurs on Thursday.
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Vice premier stresses industrial upgrade with 5G technology: Xinhuanet
November 20, 2021

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He has emphasized using 5G technology to upgrade the traditional industrial sectors. Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in a written address to the China 5G+ Industrial Internet Conference, which opened Saturday in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province.
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China offers winter supplies in aid of Afghanistan: Xinhuanet
November 21, 2021

A special freight train loaded with more than 1,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid materials and daily necessities donated by China departed for Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon. The train is expected to reach its final destination in around 12 days. Carrying 50 containers, the freight train left China via Horgos Port in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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Xi hails good-neighborly friendship, win-win cooperation between China, ASEAN: Xin huanet
November 22, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday hailed the good-neighborly friendship and win-win cooperation between China and ASEAN over the past 30 years. Xi made the remarks at the ASEAN-China Special Summit to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations via video link Monday morning.
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China’s Tibet sees brisk growth in courier services: Xinhuanet
November 21, 2021

The courier sector in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region saw rapid growth in both parcels handled and business revenues in the first 10 months of the year, new data showed. Express delivery companies in the region handled 11.79 million parcels in the period, up 31.18 percent year on year, the regional post administration said in a statement.
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China establishes anti-monopoly bureau to secure fair competition: Xinhuanet
November 19, 2021

China’s national anti-monopoly bureau was inaugurated in Beijing on Thursday, which will aim to strengthen anti-monopoly supervision in the country. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Wang Yong, head of the Anti-Monopoly Commission of the State Council, called for a better regulatory system to create a fair market environment.
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Over 85 pct young Chinese intend to have side jobs, says survey: Xinhuanet
November 21, 2021

A recent survey by China Youth Daily shows that 85.5 percent of young Chinese are willing to take up side jobs. Of the 2,454 respondents aged from 18 to 35, nearly 12 percent have already had a side job in addition to their full-time work. Nearly 82 percent of the respondents found that more young people are taking up side jobs, with popular choices including online business, being internet celebrities, and selling online courses.
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Party pledges to safeguard key interests: China Daily
November 19, 2021

Leadership to set new security plan for sovereignty, development, other areas The core leadership of the Communist Party of China pledged resolute steps on Thursday to safeguard the nation’s sovereignty, security and development interests, saying that the nation will never back down from issues concerning its core interests and dignity. The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee made the pledge as it held a meeting to review the National Security Strategy (2021-25). The meeting was presided over by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
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Birth rate in China accounted for 0.85 percent in 2020, marking a 43-year low: Global Times
November 20, 2021

China’s birth rate fell below 1 percent last year, marking a new low in 43 years. The birth rate in 2020 was recorded as 8.52 per thousand people, breaking a new low since 1978, according to the recently published China Statistical Yearbook 2020 compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics, noting that natural growth rate of the population accounts for 1.45 per thousand, also a new low in 43 years.
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Five Chinese kidnapped in armed attack on Congo mine, says Embassy: Global Times
November 21, 2021

Five Chinese nationals have been kidnapped in an armed attack on a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday, the Chinese Embassy announced the same day, citing the company that is involved. The embassy said that the security situation in Province de l’Ituri, Province du Nord Kivu and Province du Sud Kivu is very severe, and armed attacks involving Chinese people have occurred in these places many times.
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China’s new wind tunnel ready to shape development of hypersonic weapons, equipment: Global Times
November 21, 2021

China’s one-meter-class hypersonic aerodynamic wind tunnel recently passed major calibration tests, indicating that the facility is formally capable of conducting tests for development projects. The wind tunnel aims to serve China’s aerospace strategy and support the development of hypersonic weapons and equipment, its maker announced on Sunday.
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Shares of China Evergrande’s EV unit drop after $347 mln share placement: Reuters
November 22, 2021

Shares of China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Ltd reversed gains to drop as much as 3.1% to HK$3.42 by late morning on Monday, after the company said it planned to raise around $347 million in a share placement. Embattled property developer China Evergrande’s electric vehicle (EV) unit said on Friday it would issue about 900 million shares, or 8.3% of the enlarged capital, at HK$3 apiece through a top-up placement.
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China: Daily Scan, October 21, 2021

China to further intensify relief policy support for smaller businesses: Xinhuanet
October 20, 2021

China will take a multi-pronged and targeted approach to step up relief to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. Click here to read…

Workshop of Beijing Xiangshan Forum to open soon: China Military
October 20, 2021

The workshop of the Beijing Xiangshan Forum, gathering experts and scholars from nearly 20 countries and international organizations, is slated to be held from Oct. 25 to 26. With the theme of upholding win-win cooperation and promoting global security governance, the event will be attended by experts and scholars from countries including the United States, Russia, France, Britain, and India, as well as international organizations. Click here to read…

China’s Liaoning appoints acting governor: China Daily
October 20, 2021

Li Lecheng was appointed deputy governor and acting governor of Northeast China’s Liaoning province on Wednesday. The appointment was made at the 29th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress, the local legislature. Click here to read…

Tibet to further expand opening-up, foreign cooperation: China Daily
October 21, 2021

The central authorities will continue to support the Tibet autonomous region in expanding opening-up and foreign cooperation, and will assist the region in deepening Belt and Road cooperation with neighboring countries, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday. In an event held in Beijing by the Foreign Ministry to promote Tibet,Wang said the region has become an important window for China’s opening-up and cooperation with the outside world. Click here to read…

‘Moscow format’ talks highlight China-Russia coordination on Afghan issue, conspicuous US absence: Global Times
October 20, 2021

The “Moscow format” talks on Wednesday highlighted the prominent role of China-Russia coordination on the Afghan crisis when the US and some Western countries chose to evade responsibility, experts said, as Moscow gathered 10 countries and the Taliban to focus on the developing political and military situation in Afghanistan. Click here to read…

Trains and flights canceled in northern Chinese cities amid strengthened COVID-19 prevention and control measures: Global Times
October 21, 2021

Over 50 percent of flights and a dozen rail routes were canceled in northern Chinese provinces that have reported COVID-19 infections. China upgraded prevention and control measures after several areas in the country have reported domestically transmitted confirmed cases and asymptomatic patients since Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s tech crackdown will see ‘more substantial progress’ by year’s end, Beijing vows: South China Morning Post
October 20, 2021

Chinese authorities say progress is being made in their efforts to clean up the financial irregularities created by privately run tech giants and other industrial capitalists, while doubling down on vows to ensure that funding is available to struggling private businesses amid rising costs and a broad economic slowdown. Guo Shuqing, party chief of the People’s Bank of China, pointed to promising “initial results” in the ongoing clampdown on tech giants, in an interview that Communist Party mouthpiece Xinhua published on Tuesday. Click here to read…

China’s power crisis: Zhejiang the latest province to float electricity prices after Beijing eases restrictions: South China Morning Post
October 21, 2021

Zhejiang province is the latest regional government to raise electricity prices and change peak-demand hours following Beijing’s announcement it would liberalise electricity pricing in response to China’s power crisis. The move follows in the footsteps of the southern manufacturing hub of Guangdong province, which hiked prices last month by as much as 25 per cent during peak-demand for industrial users. Click here to read…

China’s ‘unfair trade practices’ draw heavy fire at WTO trade review: South China Morning Post
October 21, 2021

China was accused of a laundry list of trade felonies and economic bullying during a series of attacks by other nations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on Wednesday, laying bare growing geopolitical rifts and widening schisms in the multilateral trading system. The United States, European Union, Japan, Britain, Australia and Canada took part in the pile-on at China’s first WTO trade policy review since 2018, according to a well-placed source. Click here to read…

U.S. China ambassador nominee Burns takes tough line on dealings with Beijing: Reuters
October 20, 2021

President Joe Biden’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to China, Nicholas Burns, took a tough line on dealings with China at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, saying “genocide in Xinjiang,” abuses in Tibet, and bullying of Taiwan must stop. Burns, calling China the United States’ “most dangerous competitor”, said Beijing is “blasting past” its pledge to maintain only a minimum nuclear deterrent, and added that Washington should work with allies in Europe and elsewhere to build economic leverage. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, October 18, 2021

Tibet to improve financial services for smaller firms: Xinhuanet
October 15, 2021

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has introduced a raft of measures to improve financial services to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, according to local authorities. The move aims to guide financial institutions to optimize resource allocation and improve service to smaller firms, said the Lhasa central sub-branch of the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank. Click here to read…

China launches its longest-ever crewed mission for space station construction: Xinhuanet
October 16, 2021

China on Saturday launched the crewed spaceship Shenzhou-13, sending three astronauts to its space station core module Tianhe for a six-month mission. The spacecraft, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert at 12:23 a.m. (Beijing Time), according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA). Click here to read…

7 anti-China disruptors sentenced over unauthorized assembly in Hong Kong: Xinhuanet
October 16, 2021

Seven anti-China disruptors in Hong Kong were sentenced by the District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Saturday to up to 12 months in prison for holding or organizing and inciting others to take part in unauthorized assemblies on July 1 last year. Click here to read…

Xi stresses enhancing whole-process people’s democracy: China Military
October 14, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined upholding and improving the people’s congress system and continuously enhancing whole-process people’s democracy. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while addressing a central conference on work related to people’s congresses, held from Wednesday to Thursday in Beijing. Click here to read…

China-Russia joint naval exercise kicks off: China Military
October 15, 2021

The China-Russia joint naval exercise, Joint Sea-2021, kicked off with a ceremony on the afternoon of October 14 in waters near Russia’s Peter the Great Bay. This exercise will be co-chaired by Rear Admiral Bai Yaoping, deputy commander of the navy under the PLA Northern Theater Command, and the commander of the Primorsky flotilla of diverse forces of Russia’s Pacific Fleet, with joint command posts set onboard the commanding vessels of both sides. Click here to read…

China releases 100 industrial standards for public security: People’s Daily
October 14, 2021

China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on Thursday released 100 sets of industrial standards regarding public safety, covering areas of social security, traffic management, and the techniques applied in collecting evidence for criminal cases. The MPS had released 2,256 sets of industrial standards so far that are currently in effect, said MPS official Li Jian at a press conference, adding that the MPS also participated in the formulation of more than 10 international standards in this field. Click here to read…

Singers removed from China’s streaming platforms after releasing song insulting China: Global Times
October 18, 2021

Malaysian singer and songwriter, Namewee, and Australian singer Kimberley Chen, have been removed from China’s social and streaming platforms as of Sunday after they released a song which is considered to have insulted the Chinese people. The song named “Fragile”, or literally “Heart of Glass,” released on Friday is considered to contain insults against the Chinese people under the surface of a romantic love song. Click here to read…

MoU on China-Bhutan boundary talks ‘breaks deadlock caused by India, paves way for diplomatic ties’: Global Times
October 15, 2021

China and Bhutan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Three-Step Roadmap to help speed up boundary talks that have been heavily delayed, during a virtual meeting held on Thursday. The MoU is of historic significance and is the result of years of joint efforts and sincere cooperation between the two sides, analysts said, noting that it points out the direction for breaking the current deadlock and laying a foundation for the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Bhutan. Click here to read…

Sony China fined 1 million yuan for undermining national dignity and interests: Global Times
October 18, 2021

Sony’s China branch was fined 1 million yuan ($0.15 million) by Beijing’s market regulator on October 12 for its advertisement related to the July 7th Incident in 1937. The company was accused of undermining national dignity and interests, Beijing Daily reported on Sunday. Click here to read…

China’s Q3 economic growth slows to 4.9% amid power crunch, supply bottleneck: Global Times
October 18, 2021

China’s GDP expanded 4.9 percent in the third quarter of 2021, slowing from previous quarters amid rising economic challenges including a power crunch and the global supply chain bottleneck. The growth is slightly lower than market expectations which put it at 5 percent. The country’s economic output rose 4.9 percent both on one-year and two-year basis in the third quarter, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday morning. In the first three quarters, China’s GDP grew by 9.8 percent to hit a total of 82.31 trillion yuan ($12.8 trillion). Click here to read…

Chinese military newspaper calls for ‘people’s war’ to counter US spies after CIA sets up new China unit: South China Morning Post
October 17, 2021

A Chinese military newspaper has called for a “people’s war” to defeat American espionage after the CIA set up a new unit dedicated to China. The launch of China Mission Centre on October 7, which CIA Director William Burns said was aimed at countering “the most important geopolitical threat” of the century, has gone viral on Chinese social media.
A widely circulated video clip in the past few days, carried by many state-controlled media outlets, claimed that the CIA was recruiting Chinese-speaking operatives who understood Mandarin as well as Cantonese, Hakka and Shanghainese. Click here to read…

China faces challenges from ‘mismanagement’ at certain firms, says PBOC head: Reuters
October 18, 2021

China’s economy is “doing well”, but faces challenges such as default risks for certain firms due to “mismanagement”, the People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang said on Sunday. Concerns have grown in recent weeks over the possible collapse of property developer China Evergrande Group, which has more than $300 billion in liabilities and has missed three rounds of interest payments on its dollar bonds. Click here to read…

Chinese tech workers disclose working hours in criticism of ‘996’: Reuters
October 14, 2021

A campaign calling on workers at Chinese tech companies and other high-profile firms to log their working hours on a public internet page has gone viral, in the latest backlash against a culture of overtime. Organised by four anonymous creators who described themselves as recent graduates, the “Worker Lives Matter” campaign calls on employees at tech firms to enter their company name, position, and working hours in a spreadsheet posted on GitHub. Click here to read…