China: Daily Scan, October 13, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese vice premier stresses importance of improving textbook quality: Xinhuanet
October 13, 2021

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Tuesday urged accelerated efforts to build a high-quality textbook system to serve students' all-round development. Sun, also head of the national textbook committee, made the remarks at a national meeting on work related to textbooks. Click here to read...

Chinese FM calls on G20 to contribute to Afghan peace, stability: Xinhuanet
October 13, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping's special representative Wang Yi on Tuesday said the G20 should give full play to its own advantages to contribute to the peace, stability, prosperity and development of Afghanistan and the region. Wang, also Chinese state councilor and foreign minister, made the remarks via video link at an extraordinary G20 leaders' summit on the Afghanistan issue. Click here to read...

Chinese FM attends CICA foreign ministers' meeting: Xinhuanet
October 12, 2021

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Tuesday attended the sixth foreign ministers' meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) via video link in Beijing. Noting China has always been a participant and promoter of the CICA process, Wang said China stands ready to make new and greater contributions to promoting CICA cooperation. Click here to read...

China to beef up support for college student entrepreneurship, innovation: Xinhuanet
October 12, 2021

China will support the entrepreneurship and innovation of college students with renewed efforts, according to a set of guidelines released by the General Office of the State Council. Hailing college students as a vibrant force of entrepreneurship and innovation, the guidelines called for measures to create a more favorable environment for business startups and innovative projects launched by college students. Click here to read...

CPC launches governance inspection in 8 provincial-level regions: Xinhuanet
October 12, 2021

China has launched an inspection of the building of law-based government in eight provincial-level regions, according to central authorities. Inspectors from over 20 departments, including the rule-of-law and disciplinary authorities, were dispatched on Tuesday to Beijing, Tianjin, Jilin and other five regions. Click here to read...

Amended laws to guarantee people are masters of the nation: China Daily
October 13, 2021

China has been stepping up efforts to amend laws involving the people's congress system to further guarantee the people are masters of the nation and implement whole-process people's democracy. The amendments not only keep the country's important system running by rule of law, but also meet new needs of the people and social development, senior legislators said. Click here to read...

Huawei expands to four new businesses amid survival battle: Global Times
October 12, 2021

Amid falling smartphone sales and a shrinking telecom market share globally, Chinese tech giant Huawei set up units in four new segments to boost technologies for customs and ports, smart highways, data centers and solar energy, as the US' sanctions against the company persist. Click here to read...

China’s top real estate industry body to hold meeting on issues in housing market amid Evergrande crisis: Global Times
October 12, 2021

China's top real estate industry body is planning to convene a meeting of industry leaders on Friday to address issues in the housing market, as debt troubles at Evergrande Group continue to spark concerns and speculations about the country's property sector.

The China Real Estate Association plans to hold an internal meeting on Friday in Beijing to evaluate difficulties and challenges faced by real estate companies, a source close to the matter confirmed with the Global Times on Tuesday. Click here to read...

China ‘overly optimistic’ on relations with US, says Beijing adviser: South China Morning Post
October 12, 2021

A government adviser in Beijing has cautioned against being too optimistic about signs of a thaw in relations with Washington, saying the US will not stop trying to contain China.

Shi Yinhong, an international relations professor at Renmin University and adviser to the State Council, China’s cabinet, said consensus would be hard to reach given the nations’ long-standing differences. The world’s two biggest economies are at loggerheads over a long list of issues, from trade and technology to the origins of the pandemic, human rights, and China’s territorial claims. Click here to read...

Harvard moves Chinese language programme from Beijing to Taipei: South China Morning Post
October 12, 2021

Harvard is moving its Chinese language programme from Beijing to Taipei next year, its organiser said. Jennifer Liu, director of the Harvard Beijing Academy summer study abroad programme, told student newspaper The Harvard Crimson that the decision was made because of a perceived lack of friendliness from the host institution, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). Click here to read...

China coal prices hit record high as floods add to supply woes: Reuters
October 13, 2021

China's thermal coal prices surged to fresh record highs on Wednesday as recent floods in key coal producing province Shanxi worsened a supply crunch, just as new efforts by Beijing to liberalise power prices boosted demand from power generators. China, the world's largest coal consumer, has been grappling with a growing energy crisis brought on by shortages and record high prices for the fuelClick here to read...

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