China: Daily Scan, December 6, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi stresses developing religions in Chinese context: Xinhuanet
December 4, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed upholding the principle of developing religions in the Chinese context, and providing active guidance for the adaptation of religions to socialist society. 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 national conference on work related to religious affairs, held from Friday to Saturday in Beijing. Click here to read...

China makes key move to tackle Evergrande default: Xinhuanet
December 5, 2021

A crucial step has been taken in addressing the recent default of property developer China Evergrande Group after Guangdong provincial government held a regulatory talk with its chairman and agreed to send a working group to the company. Click here to read...

China to boost support for development of small, medium airports: Xinhuanet
December 3, 2021

China will introduce policies to support and give subsidies to ensure sustainable development of small and medium airports nationwide, according to civil aviation authorities. This is aimed at ensuring the sustainable, safe and smooth operation of such airports, especially amid the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Click here to read...

Chinese scientists generate stable pig stem cells for gene-editing: Xinhuanet
December 3, 2021

Chinese scientists have generated stable pig stem cell lines that allow multiple gene-editing. The breakthrough brightens prospects for organ transplant and livestock breeding.

Researchers from China Agricultural University, Sichuan Agricultural University, Northeast Agricultural University and Beijing Institute of Genomics cultivated stem cell lines that can "give birth to" healthy off-spring over more than 200 generations, according to a recent study published online in the journal Cell ResearchClick here to read...

Chinese researchers use salt-tolerant plant to treat saline soil: Xinhuanet
December 5, 2021

Chinese researchers have selected a saline-resistant plant variety in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that can absorb and process hundreds of tonnes of salt annually in each square kilometer of land. The area of saline land in Xinjiang spans up to 110,000 square kilometers, accounting for one-third of the country's total, which has severely restricted the sustainable development of agriculture in the region. Click here to read...

China issues white paper on its democracy: Quishi
December 6, 2021

China's State Council Information Office on Saturday released a white paper titled "China: Democracy That Works." Democracy is a common value of humanity and an ideal that has always been cherished by the Communist Party of China and the Chinese people, said the white paper. Click here to read...

China issues 5-year plan to boost green development of industrial sectors: People’s Daily
December 4, 2021

China on Friday released a plan for the green development of its industrial sectors during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), a step forward in the country's pursuit of low-carbon growth. By 2025, significant progress will have been made in the green and low-carbon transformation of China's industrial structure and production, with technologies and equipment for green development widely applied, according to the plan issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Click here to read...

Xi pledges unswerving determination to support multilateralism: China Military
December 5, 2021

China's determination to support multilateralism will not change, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday while delivering a speech via video at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Imperial Springs International Forum. "Multilateralism is essentially about having international affairs managed by all parties through consultation and the future of the world decided by all countries working together," he said. Click here to read...

China launches five-year plan to further improve rural living conditions: Global Times
December 5, 2021

The State Council, China's cabinet, launched a five-year action plan, from 2021 to 2025, to further improve the living conditions of the rural population, Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. The action plan proposes that rural living conditions should be significantly improved by 2025 and the ecological construction of China's rural areas needs to make new progress, while placing great emphasis on steadily increasing the penetration rate of sanitary facilities in rural areas with effective control of sewage and human waste. Click here to read...

PLA’s new-type bomber practices island bombing, mine-laying in S.China Sea: Global Times
December 5, 2021

The H-6J, the latest type of bomber to enter service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, recently participated in a live-fire exercise in the South China Sea, practicing bomb dropping on islands and sea mine-laying, which analysts said on Sunday displayed the aircraft’s traditional bombing capability in addition to its standoff strike competence.Click here to read...

China to establish new rare-earth mammoth through merger: Global Times

December 5, 2021

China is set to establish a global rare-earth giant based on the merger of rare-earth assets from several state-owned enterprises, in a move that analysts say will effectively enhance the development and concentration of the domestic rare-earth industry. "There are certain discussions on the merger, and the plan is beginning to take shape," a manager at a state-owned rare-earth enterprise based in Ganzhou, East China's Jiangxi Province, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Global Times on Sunday. Click here to read...

China tightens control of religion, with emphasis on national security: South China Morning Post
December 6, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has flagged a further tightening of control on religion, in a speech at a national religious work conference held in Beijing late last week.
Xi said China will further promote “sinicisation of religion”, with a focus on strengthening control of online religious affairs. He emphasised that religious activities must be conducted within the boundary of the law, according to official Xinhua news agency.
“Religious activities should be carried out within the scope stipulated by laws and regulations … and should not interfere with educational, judicial and administrative affairs as well as social life,” Xi said. Click here to read...

How Peng Shuai is fanning the embers of China’s #MeToo movement: South China Morning Post
December 5, 2021

It was a click that was heard around the world. Early last month, the send button was pressed on a post on Chinese tennis pro Peng Shuai’s Twitter-like Weibo account. The post alleged sexual assault against a former senior Chinese politician, a claim that was equally sudden and explosive, coming out of nowhere and rippling around the country before censors stamped out mainstream discussion online. Nevertheless the post continued to be relayed as screenshots, graphics, links and even on blockchain, encouraging members of China’s embattled #MeToo movement. Click here to read...

Laos-China railway launched amid concern about debt owed to China: Kyodo
December 3, 2021

A railway connecting Laos and the Chinese border was launched Friday amid concerns that the large amount of debt the Southeast Asian country owes China for the project could force it to give up concessions. Laos is banking on the economic benefits its first long-distance railway will bring through greater trade, while China hopes its marquee infrastructure project under its Belt and Road Initiative will eventually extend to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, and create a land-based route to the Indo-Pacific. Click here to read...

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