China: Daily Scan, December 24, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China calls for joint efforts to combat terrorism: Xinhuanet
December 23, 2021

The international community should strengthen solidarity and join hands in fighting terrorism, a senior Chinese diplomat said. The lessons of the boomerang effect are still fresh in memory, and must be learned by heart, Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Jianghao said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the Second International Seminar on Counterterrorism in Beijing. Click here to read...

China escalates crackdown on fraudulent, fake online activities: Xinhuanet
December 23, 2021

China's cyberspace watchdog has launched a targeted campaign to combat fraudulent online traffic, irregular public-relations activities and fake social-media accounts. The two-month campaign aims to tackle these interlinked issues, which infringe on the legal rights and interests of netizens, and disrupt the environment for public opinion and market order, according to a video conference of the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission. Click here to read...

Minister prioritizes stable growth for industrial development: Quishi
December 24, 2021

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has stated that stabilizing industrial growth in 2022 is its top priority, and it has urged efforts to promote the upgrading of manufacturing and facilitate digital and green transformations. Click here to read...

Work on shipyard in Shanghai for Chinese warships goes smoothly, to open in 2023: Global Times
December 24, 2021

Since its start at the beginning of the year, the construction of a new shipyard for a key Chinese warship builder has been going smoothly, and dock basin construction kicked off on Wednesday. The new site is expected to allow China to build a range of warships - including amphibious assault ships, amphibious landing ships and frigates - faster, better and more efficiently, observers said on Thursday. Click here to read...

China plans to boost railway technology advantages by 2025 with a 600km/h maglev system and vacuum tube trains: Global Times
December 23, 2021

China plans to boost its technology assets and R&D with a high-speed maglev system capable of reaching 600 kilometers per hour and high-speed trains in a vacuum tube, according to a five-year plan for railway science and technology innovation unveiled on Thursday by the National Railway Administration (NRA), the national railway regulator. Click here to read...

Ex-cyberspace official charged with abusing position, receiving bribes: China Daily
December 23, 2021

Peng Bo, former deputy head of the Office of the Central Leading Group on the Prevention and Handling of Cult-related Issues, who was charged with receiving bribes worth over 54 million yuan ($8.5 million), pleaded guilty in court on Thursday. The Wuxi Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangsu province held a public hearing of the case. Peng made his final statement in court. His sentence will be announced later. Click here to read...

China, South Asia friendship organizations boost mutual trust, cooperation: People’s Daily
December 24, 2021

With the theme of “Win-Win Cooperation for Common Development,” the 7th China South Asia Friendship Organizations’ Forum was held on Wednesday via video link to promote friendly exchanges between China and South Asian countries. About 140 participants from China and six South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Nepal, joined the event both online and offline. Click here to read...

Japan will not send govt delegation to Beijing Olympics: Reuters
December 24, 2021

Japan will not send a government delegation to next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing, it said on Friday, a move that stops short of joining a U.S.-led diplomatic boycott of the Games, but one nonetheless likely to deepen tension with China. The boycott, driven by Washington and including some of its allies, has become another delicate issue for Japan, a close partner of the United States that also has strong economic ties to China. Click here to read...

China 2021 tech crackdown: once seen as the golden ticket, Big Tech has shed jobs and lost its allure among the young: South China Morning Post
December 24, 2021

This year will go down as a tough period for Chinese technology firms, as Beijing moved to exert control over the once-freewheeling sector. In the third of a four-part series, the South China Morning Post looks at how 2021 became a turning point in the development of China’s Big Tech companies. Xiang Zikui, a Shenzhen-based woman who works in the gaming division of one of China’s biggest internet companies, says she was shocked to hear about large-scale lay-offs at iQiyi, often dubbed China’s Netflix. Click here to read...

Loans for babies: Chinese province's strategy to beat population blues: Reuters
December 23, 2021

Jilin in northeast China is offering married couples bank loans of up to 200,000 yuan ($31,400) if they have kids, joining other provinces in the roll-out of financial incentives to overcome a declining population. Certain small businesses set up by couples with two or three children will also enjoy exemptions and cuts in value-added taxes, the Jilin government said in a statement on ThursdayClick here to read...

Chinese scientists hail success of new hypersonic engine that military ‘did not think would work’: South China Morning Post
December 24, 2021

A new engine for hypersonic weapons, built using technology that the military did not believe would work, has successfully completed its first test flights in China, the team behind it has said. The scientists believe it will help China speed up large-scale production of hypersonic weapons at relatively low cost while maintaining high quality and performance. They said a new manufacturing method allowed them to make titanium alloy components that laboratory and real-world tests had found to perform far better than those made using traditional methods, allowing them to go straight from the furnace to the engine assembly line without further processing. Click here to read...

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