China: Daily Scan, January 7, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
CPC leadership hears work reports: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday held a meeting to hear a series of work reports. The reports were from leading Party members groups of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, as well as from the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.Click here to read...

China hopes U.S. will adopt no-first-use nuclear policy:Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

China hopes the United States will earnestly diminish the role of nuclear weapons in national security policies and adopt the policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday. Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a daily press briefing when asked to comment on reports that some U.S. scholars have suggested the U.S. government should commit to no-first-use of nuclear weapons, as the five Nuclear-Weapon States have agreed that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."Click here to read...

China to advance reforms on market-based allocation of production factors: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

China will enhance reforms of the market-based allocation of production factors amid efforts to build a high-standard market system, according to a plan released by the General Office of the State Council.Click here to read...

Former vice governor of Shanxi stands trial for bribery, power abuse: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

Liu Xinyun, former vice governor of north China's Shanxi Province, on Thursday stood trial at the Langfang Intermediate People's Court in north China's Hebei Province, on charges of bribery and power abuse.Click here to read...

Tibet's highway mileage hits 120,000 km: Xinhuanet
January 6, 2022

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has constructed 120,000 km of highways, according to the fifth session of the 11th People's Congress of Tibet. Limited by geographical conditions, technology and funds, transportation was once one of the main bottlenecks restricting the region's economic and social development.Click here to read...

New-type rotorcraft from China’s key national defense project passes acceptance review: Global Times
January 6, 2022

A type of blended wing body multi-rotor vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, which is a key national defense project of China that's expected to play both military and civilian roles, has passed an acceptance review, with analysts saying on Thursday that the new aircraft could offer higher flexibility and longer endurance than current aircraft.Click here to read...

China bans most exclusive copyright deals for digital music platforms: Reuters
January 7, 2022

China's copyright authority said on Thursday digital music platforms are not allowed to sign exclusive copyright agreements except in special circumstances, amid a regulatory crackdown on monopolistic behaviour in the country's private sector.Click here to read...

North Korea will not participate in Beijing Winter Olympics: Kyodo
January 7, 2022

North Korea has decided not to participate in the Beijing 2022 Olympics and Paralympics in response to the United States' attempts to prevent "the successful opening of the Winter Games," state-run media reported Friday. The decision was conveyed to China in a letter from North Korea's national Olympic committee and sports ministry, the news agency said. The nation also did not send a team to last summer's Tokyo Games amid the coronavirus pandemic.Click here to read...

China’s propaganda machine is embracing a new slogan to entrench Xi Jinping’s status Communist Party’s ideology chief, Wang Huning, tells officials to highlight the historical significance of the ‘two establishments’ : South China Morning Post:
January 6, 2022

Among the messaging from China’s propaganda machine in 2022, expect to hear a lot more of the ruling Communist Party’s latest slogan – “the two establishments” consolidating Xi Jinping’s powerful leadership status. That was the call from the party’s ideology chief, Wang Huning, at a meeting of propaganda officials in Beijing on Wednesday.Click here to read...

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