Tag Archives: Xizang

China: Daily Scan, November 10, 2021

China Coast Guard holds first high-level meeting with Pakistani counterpart: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2021

The China Coast Guard (CCG) and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency have held their first high-level meeting, via video link, with both sides vowing further cooperation for maritime law enforcement. During their virtual meeting on Monday, both sides reviewed the gains from their cooperation in recent years, discussed the direction for future cooperation and exchanged views on issues of mutual concern, according to a CCG statement. Click here to read…

China reiterates crackdown on advertising off-campus tutoring: Xinhuanet

November 10, 2021

Chinese authorities have issued a notice on regulating the advertisement of off-campus tutoring, making clear work plans on the issue, according to the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) on Tuesday. The notice was jointly published by nine regulators, including the SAMR, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the Cyberspace Administration of China and the Ministry of Education. Click here to read…

New-type militia groups in Xizang help enhance defense capabilities: China Military

November 9, 2021

In late autumn, a joint search and rescue task was carried out on Kuoqiong Gangri glacier in Southwest China’s Xizang Autonomous Region. At an altitude of 5,500 meters, members of the Snow Wolf Mountaineering Expedition, a new-type militia group founded just one year ago, collaborated with the mobile rescue troops under the Xizang Contingent of the People’s Armed Police Force (PAP) and an aerial rescue squadron of an army aviation brigade for a joint search and rescue task. Click here to read…

Companies respond to US chip survey but withhold key data: People’s Daily
November 10, 2021

More than 30 foreign and domestic chip companies have submitted data as requested by the United States government to address a chip shortage crisis, but they withheld key information that they consider sensitive. In September, the US Commerce Department, in a move described by one observer as “counterproductive”, asked major semiconductor manufacturers and buyers, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, or TSMC, Samsung, Intel and Apple, to provide information on inventories and sales of chips by Monday. Click here to read…

PLA at China-India border has upgraded logistics to brave winter: Global Times
November 9, 2021

Chinese frontline troops at the China-India border are getting prepared in logistics for the upcoming winter, with several new measures and facilities revealed for the first time to improve the living and working condition of officers and soldiers, which have further boosted their morale as well as the capability to patrol and execute tasks in the high-altitude region during harsh weather.Click here to read…

Hydrogen cars to take off despite high costs, lack of infrastructure: Global Times

November 9, 2021

As electric car companies continue to grow rapidly in China, another type of new-energy vehicle (NEV) – hydrogen-powered vehicles, are also starting to join the race. Alongside a silver-colored NEXO car at the Hyundai booth during the fourth China International Import Expo (CIIE), a representative from the South Korean car giant is besieged by all kinds of questions from a gathering crowd of onlookers. Click here to read…

Beijing responds to US lawmakers’ Taiwan visit with joint forces patrol: South China Morning Post
November 10, 2021

Beijing staged a joint combat readiness patrol towards Taiwan on Tuesday, coinciding with the arrival of a US congressional delegation – on board a military aircraft – to the self-ruled island. According to a brief notice issued by the PLA’s Eastern Theatre Command, the patrol was conducted near the Taiwan Strait to further improve the joint combat capability of “multiple military services and branches”. Click here to read…

COP26: China says it does not want climate solutions held up by disagreement over global warming goal: South China Morning Post
November 9, 2021

China does not want differences over specific climate targets to hold up action on bigger issues at COP26, according to Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua. Xie said a major hurdle at the talks had been the suggestion by some countries to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. That target is more ambitious than the one laid out in the 2015 Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius and pursue efforts to control it within 1.5 degrees. Click here to read…

Taiwan defense report focuses on China’s “grey zone” coercion: Kyodo News
November 9, 2021

China is becoming more diversified in its threat against Taiwan through military and nonmilitary means such as the “grey zone” threats to secure a strategic advantage, Taiwan’s defense ministry said in its biennial defense white paper. The 2021 National Defense Report was referring to Chinese activities that involve military and nonmilitary forms of assertiveness and coercion aimed at achieving strategic goals without provoking actual conflict. Click here to read…

Cross-strait education exchanges must adhere to Taiwan law, says MOE: Focus Taiwan
November 10, 2021

Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung on Tuesday warned all Taiwan-based colleges and universities that they are not permitted to engage in activities with Chinese individuals, groups or agencies outside the confines of Taiwan law. Citing the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has warned tertiary institutions that any exchanges with China deemed as non-academic are unlawful, Pan said. Click here to read…

China’s factory inflation hits 26-year high as power crunch bites: Reuters
November 10, 2021

China’s factory gate inflation hit a 26-year high in October as coal prices soared amid a power crunch in the country’s industrial heartland, further squeezing profit margins for producers and heightening stagflation concerns. The producer price index climbed 13.5% from a year earlier, faster than the 10.7% rise in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement. Click here to read…

China: Daily Scan, October 22, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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