China: Daily Scan, December 22, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
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...

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