China: Daily Scan, January 24, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese economy gets off to a good start in 14th Five-Year Plan period: Quishi
January 24, 2022

Thanks to the efforts of the Chinese government and people, China led the world in terms of both economic development and epidemic prevention and control over the past year, said Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office on Jan.17. Click here to read...

Seven senior officers promoted to military rank of general: China Military
January 21, 2022

China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) held a ceremony to promote seven senior officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the Chinese People's Armed Police Force to the military rank of general in Beijing on January 21. President Xi Jinping, also chairman of the Central Military Commission, presented seven senior officers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Chinese People’s Armed Police (PAP) Force with certificates of promotion to the military rank of general, the highest rank for officers in active service in China. Click here to read...

China's Wing Loong UAV family embraces new all-composite model: China Military
January 24, 2022

China's independently-developed Wing Loong large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) family has embraced a new model made of all-composite materials, its developer announced Friday.vThe Wing Loong-1E all-composite multipurpose large UAV successfully completed its maiden flight on Jan. 18, said the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Click here to read...

China gears up for 2022 military recruitment: China Military
January 20, 2022

Military recruitment for the first half of 2022 will start on Feb 15 and end on March 31, according to a teleconference on China's conscription work in Beijing Thursday. Recruitment for the second half of the year will run from Aug 15 to Sept 30, said an order issued by the State Council and the Central Military Commission, which was read out at the teleconference. Click here to read...

Li Lecheng elected governor of China's Liaoning: People’s Daily
January 23, 2022

Li Lecheng was elected governor of northeast China's Liaoning Province by the provincial legislature on Sunday. The 13th Liaoning Provincial People's Congress elected the governor at its sixth session. Click here to read...

Wang Hao elected governor of China's Zhejiang: People’s Daily
January 21, 2022

Wang Hao was elected governor of east China's Zhejiang Province by the provincial legislature on Friday. The 13th Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress elected the governor at its sixth sessionClick here to read...

36 provincial-level officials penalized for discipline violations in China in 2021: People’s Daily
January 21, 2022

A total of 627,000 Chinese officials, including 36 at the provincial and ministerial level, were penalized for violating Communist Party of China (CPC) discipline and laws in 2021, according to the country's top anti-graft body. Click here to read...

China's disciplinary agency vows to maintain strong, persistent crackdown on corruption: People’s Daily
January 21, 2022

The Communist Party of China's (CPC) top disciplinary agency pledged to maintain strong and persistent crackdown on corruption in a communique released Thursday. The communique was adopted at the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), which was held in Beijing from Tuesday to Thursday. Click here to read...

Wang Zhengpu elected governor of China's Hebei: People’s Daily
January 20, 2022

Wang Zhengpu was elected governor of north China's Hebei Province by the provincial legislature on Thursday. The 13th Hebei Provincial People's Congress elected the governor at its fifth session. Click here to read...

China's State Council leaders study Xi's Party-governance speech: People’s Daily
January 20, 2022

The leading Party members group of the State Council held a meeting on Wednesday to study and implement an important speech on Party governance by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Click here to read...

Senior Sichuan provincial legislator under probe: China Daily
January 22, 2022

Wang Minghui, a vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Sichuan Provincial People's Congress, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. Wang is under the investigation by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Saturday. Click here to read...

Digital economic growth plan unveiled: China Daily
January 20, 2022

New blueprint calls for upgrades to infrastructure and expansion of service sector. China's latest plan to grow its digital economy will empower national digital transformation, shore up innovation and enable the government to offer more equitable public services, analysts said. The State Council, China's Cabinet, unveiled the first five-year plan on the digital economy on Jan 12, highlighting the sector's role in reshaping the global economic structure and international competition, and rolling out targets for its development through 2025. Click here to read...

Former Hangzhou Party chief took bribes with brother: China Daily
January 21, 2022

All of the mistakes and crimes were started by me. Without my power, my brother was nothing, and he could do nothing without my help," Zhou Jiangyong, former Party chief of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, said in an anti-graft documentary broadcast on Wednesday. Zhou, from Ningbo, Zhejiang, began to work in 1985 and joined the Communist Party of China in 1992. He served as the Party chief-the top leader-in several cities in Zhejiang, including Zhoushan from 2015, Wenzhou from 2017 and Hangzhou, the provincial capital, from May 2018. Click here to read...

Two sessions’ kicks off in Xinjiang: No violent terror attacks for five years, social stability enhanced: Global Times
January 23, 2022

Xinjiang has moved past chaos and is making progress on governance on the basis of stability, and there have been no cases of violent terrorist attacks for five consecutive years. People of all ethnic groups have a growing sense of safety and confidence in social stability, local government work report pointed out during the fifth session of the 13th People's Congress of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region which kicked off on Sunday. Click here to read...

J-20 fighter could get directed-energy weapon, drone-control capability: Global Times
January 23, 2022

China's domestically developed J-20 stealth fighter jet could in the future be equipped with directed-energy weapons, and it can also spawn variants for early warning, unmanned flight and drone control, military experts predicted after the aircraft received concentrated media coverage over the past week. Click here to read...

Chinese businesses to hold first large expo in Afghanistan to boost trade: Global Times
January 23, 2022

China's business representatives at China Town in Kabul are to hold what could be the first large expo in Afghanistan since the Afghan Taliban took power, aiming to create a platform for traders and producers to find deals on complementary goods for each other's markets, business representatives told the Global Times. Click here to read...

Seven trucks belonging to Chinese company burned down in Kenya: Global Times
January 24, 2022

Seven trucks belonging to a Chinese company were burned down in Lamu County, Kenya on Sunday. No Chinese casualties have been reported, a public relations officer from the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) told the Global Times on Monday. Click here to read...

Chinese lifestyle app Xiaohongshu fined 300,000 yuan for failing content review: Global Times
January 23, 2022

The Chinese lifestyle app, Xiaohongshu, said that the penalty of 300,000 yuan ($47,329) came as Shanghai authorities determined it had failed the review on harmful content for minors, which was reported by the China Media Group (CMG) in December, according to an announcement released by the company on Sunday. Xiaohongshu's remarks came after some media outlets reported that the company received a heavy fine by the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of Shanghai's Huangpu district for disseminating undesirable content which may be harmful to the physical and mental health of minors. Click here to read...

China says it deterred US warship: Taipei Times
January 21, 2022

Chinese forces followed and warned away a US warship that entered waters near the Paracel Islands (Xisha Islands) in the South China Sea, China’s military said yesterday, in the latest uptick in tensions in the disputed waterway. The Southern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army said the USS Benfold “illegally” sailed into Chinese territorial waters without permission, infringing upon the country’s sovereignty, and that Chinese naval and air forces tracked the ship. Click here to read...

Chinese rights lawyer held for ‘inciting subversion’: Taipei Times
January 20, 2022

Human rights lawyer Xie Yanghas been detained in China on suspicion of “inciting state subversion,” according to an official notice obtained by his wife weeks after he spoke out for a hospitalized teacher. Xie — who has previously defended Christians and democracy advocates — has not been heard from since he was detained more than a week ago in Changsha, Hunan Province. Click here to read...

China cuts benchmark lending rate for 2nd straight month: Kyodo
January 20, 2022

China's central bank cut its benchmark lending rate on Thursday for the second straight month to shore up the slowing economy, in contrast with the United States and other major economies that are moving to tackle inflation. The U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have been inclined to tighten monetary policy in a bid to curb sharp inflation stemming from a spike in global material prices amid supply chain disruptions and hopes for a post-pandemic economic recovery. Click here to read...

Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion: Reuters
January 24, 2022

Taiwan on Sunday reported the largest incursion since October by China's air force in its air defence zone, with the island's defence ministry saying Taiwanese fighters scrambled to warn away 39 aircraft in the latest uptick in tensions. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained for more than a year of repeated missions by China's air force near the democratically governed island, often in the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone, or ADIZ, close to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands. Click here to read...

Beijing 2022 says 6 new positive cases detected among Games-related personnel on Jan. 23: Reuters
January 24, 2022

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organising Committee on Monday said it confirmed six new positive cases of COVID-19 during testing the previous day. Of the new cases, four were among new arrivals and the other two were stakeholders already in the closed loop who had taken confirmatory tests. Of the four positive cases found among 529 Olympic-related arrivals at the airport on Sunday Jan. 23, one was an athlete or team official, showed a statement on the official Beijing 2022 website. Click here to read...

Remember the Soviet Union, top Chinese policy adviser says in warning against blind pursuit of absolute security: South China Morning Post
January 22, 2022

The pursuit of “absolute national security” can extract a heavy price, a Chinese foreign policy adviser has warned, citing the collapse of the Soviet Union as proof of the pitfalls of putting military expansion over long-term security. The unfettered pursuit of security “will see the costs go up drastically and the benefits go drastically down, until the costs outweigh the benefits”, according to Jia Qingguo, a former dean of Peking University’s international relations school. Click here to read...

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