China: Daily Scan, December 7, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
CPC leadership holds meeting on 2022 economic work, anti-corruption, party discipline inspection: Xinhunaet
December 6, 2021

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Monday held a meeting to analyze and study the economic work of 2022, arrange Party conduct and anti-corruption work, and review regulations concerning the CPC's discipline inspection. The meeting was chaired by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central CommitteeClick here to read...

17 AI pilot zones built in China, says official: Xinhuanet
December 6, 2021

China has built 17 national artificial intelligence (AI) innovative development pilot zones, a Chinese official has said. Li Meng, vice minister of science and technology, made the remarks at International AI Cooperation and Governance Forum 2021 hosted by Tsinghua University on Dec. 4 and 5. Click here to read...

Chinese regions modify childbirth regulations, highlighting more flexible leave: Xinhunet
December 7, 2021

More than 20 provincial-level regions of China have completed modifications to their local childbirth regulations since the country passed an amendment to its Population and Family Planning Law in August. Localities including Beijing, Sichuan and Jiangxi have rolled out supportive measures highlighting increased leave for couples, such as offering parental leave, extending maternity leave and marriage leave, and increasing paternity leave. Click here to read...

PLA naval escort taskforce completes in-port replenishment in Djibouti: China Military
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On December 1, local time, the comprehensive supply ship Taihu (Hull 889) attached to the 39th escort taskforce of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy completed contact-free loading of the first batch of supplies, which were purchased through domestic channels, while being berthed at the Port of Djibouti. This marks the first in-port replenishment since the taskforce set sail on September 26. Click here to read...

FM Wang Yi puts 'three dos and three don'ts' for China-India relations when meeting with outgoing Indian Ambassador: Global Times
December 7, 2021

During his virtual meeting with the outgoing Ambassador of India H.E. Vikram Misri on Monday, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, put forward the "three dos and three don'ts" for China-India relations to encourage the two sides to increase mutual understanding instead of falling in misjudgments. He also said that both sides can and should continue to stand together on key issues related to the shared interests of developing countriesClick here to read...

China to start new round of large-scale new energy power stations: Global Times
December 6, 2021

China will begin to build a second round of large wind and photovoltaic (PV) power stations in sandy, rocky and arid parts of the country, requiring provinces to report a list for the second round of large new energy bases by December 15, according to a notice released by the National Energy Administration (NEA). Click here to read...

Weibo shuts nearly 19,000 accounts to crack down on paid posters: Global Times
December 7, 2021

A total of 18,670 accounts were shut down on Monday by Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform, for vicious marketing activities including selling data to online shops. Weibo has forbidden its online accounts from selling information to crack down on paid posters in the online black market.Click here to read...

Alibaba reorganizes e-commerce businesses amid pressure on earnings, share price: Global Times
December 7, 2021

China's tech giant Alibaba will reorganize its domestic and international e-commerce businesses and name a new CFO, an internal letter released by the company’s CEO Zhang Yong said on Monday, amid a slowdown in its earnings and a decline in share price. Click here to read...

Xi Jinping on university moral education: People’s Daily
December 6, 2021

In Chinese universities, there is one aspect of work considered to be very important -- the ideological and political work. Five years ago, at a national conference on university ideological and political work, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed always placing moral education at the center. Click here to read...

Hundreds of Chinese left homeless’ in Solomon Islands riots: South China Morning Post

December 6, 2021

Riots in the Solomon Islands have left hundreds of Chinese citizens homeless, Beijing’s embassy said on Monday as the Pacific nation’s prime minister faced a no-confidence vote. The embassy said it was coordinating resources and help among Chinese nationals.
“Some have housed people who lost their homes while some have generously donated clothes and other items,” it said. The embassy also said it supported the government of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in its efforts to quell the unrest. Click here to read...

Chinese weapon makers take second biggest share of global sales as industry avoids pandemic slump: South China Morning Post
December 6, 2021

Chinese arms manufacturers again notched up the second highest global sales after US firms in 2020, as the industry remained largely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic. That is according to the latest report on the world’s top 100 arms companies by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), released on Monday. Click here to read...

China to cut reserve requirement ratio for second time this year to boost economic growth amid strong headwinds: South China Morning Post
December 6, 2021

China’s central bank has announced its second reserve ratio cut this year to shore up the economy, as the nation’s leaders prioritise stability ahead of a key political meeting next year. The People’s Bank of China said on Monday that it will cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for major commercial banks by 0.5 percentage points, releasing 1.2 trillion yuan (US$188 billion) worth of long-term liquidity into the interbank system on December 15 with an aim of supporting the Chinese economy in the face of growing headwinds. Click here to read...

China ‘modified’ weather for political celebrations: Taipei Times
December 7, 2021

Chinese weather authorities successfully controlled the weather ahead of a major political celebration earlier this year, a Beijing university study said. On July 1, the Chinese Communist Party marked its centenary with major celebrations, including tens of thousands of people at a ceremony in Tiananmen Square, and a research paper from Tsinghua University has said an extensive cloud-seeding operation in the hours prior ensured clear skies and low air pollution. Click here to read...

U.S. officials to boycott Beijing Olympics over rights 'atrocities': Reuters
December 7, 2021

U.S. government officials will boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing because of China's human rights "atrocities", the White House said on Monday, just weeks after talks aimed at easing tense relations between the two superpowers. The diplomatic boycott, which leaves athletes free to travel to Beijing to compete, has been encouraged by some members of Congress and rights advocacy groups for months. Click here to read...

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