China: Daily Scan, December 27, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
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...

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