China: Daily Scan, November 08, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China's power supply back to normal, says State Grid: Xinhuanet
November 7, 2021

The State Grid Corporation of China on Sunday said that the supply and demand of power in areas operated by the company have returned to normal. The thermal coal inventory in the company's operating area has rebounded to 99.32 million tonnes, while the available days of consumption has risen to 20, said the company. Click here to read...

China firmly opposes U.S. report on Chinese military and security developments: China Military
November 7, 2021

“China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to the report on Chinese military and security developments released by the U.S. Department of Defense,” said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MND) on November 5, 2021. Click here to read...

U.S. vicious slanders on China over COVID-19 origins tracing and the truth: People’s Daily
November 7, 2021

For some time, various lies and rumors concocted by the U.S. side against China on origins tracing have been repeatedly refuted by China and the international community with detailed facts and data. So far, more than 80 countries and over 300 political parties, social organizations and think tanks have opposed the politicization of COVID-19 origins tracing in various ways. The U.S. intelligence department recently released a declassified version of its assessment report on COVID-19 origins. Continuously disregarding science-based origins tracing, the report insinuated that "the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences leaked the virus", and accused China of lacking transparency and obstructing international investigations. Click here to read...

China loads fuel at nuclear unit equipped with home-grown reactor: People’s Daily
November 8, 2021

Fuel loading has started at China's second nuclear power unit using Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design, after the first one entered commercial operations earlier this year. The loading started on Saturday at the No. 6 nuclear power unit in the city of Fuqing, in east China's Fujian Province, bringing the unit one step closer to operation, according to the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Click here to read...

Senior Chinese lawmakers hear reports on draft laws: China Daily
November 6, 2021

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) held a meeting of its Council of Chairpersons on Friday afternoon to hear reports on draft laws and draft law amendments. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the meeting. Click here to read...

Stand News editor-in-chief steps down, signaling end of anti-govt media: Global Times
November 7, 2021

Chung Pui-kuen, editor-in-chief of Hong Kong digital news outlet Stand News, announced he stepped down from the position for family reasons, local media reported on Sunday. Experts in Hong Kong said the decision was not surprising and signals the end of an anti-government media whose legacy is its infamous role in the social unrest in Hong Kong. Citing a post on Chung's social media account, Hong Kong news outlet RTHK said the deputy chief of Stand News, Patrick Lam, had taken over the position from November 1. Click here to read...

19th CPC Central Committee kicks off sixth plenary session, to table landmark resolution: Global Times
November 8, 2021

The sixth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) kicked off on Monday. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a work report on behalf of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and made explanations on a draft resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC's 100 years of endeavors. The sixth plenary session will conclude on Thursday. Click here to read...

Innovation of twin-seat J-20 stealth fighter to lead world, military experts say after reported maiden flight: Global Times
November 7, 2021

China has reportedly conducted the maiden flight of the twin-seat variation of the J-20 recently, as the aircraft became the world's first stealth fighter jet with two seats to fly. Chinese military analysts said on Sunday that the new warplane uses innovations that could potentially change warfare and lead the world. A two-seat prototype of the J-20 fifth-generation multirole fighter aircraft has conducted what appears to have been its maiden flight, UK-based Jane's Defence Weekly reported on Friday, citing an image that emerged on the same day on social media platforms. Click here to read...

China to strictly curb coal by 2025 and raise the share of consumption of non-fossil energy to about 20%: Global Times
November 8, 2021

On the premise of ensuring energy security, China will accelerate the pace of coal reduction during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25) and raise the share of non-fossil energy consumption to about 20 percent, according to a document released on Sunday. The guidelines published on Sunday by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council on further promoting the battle against pollution, accelerating green and low-carbon development was among the main drivers. Click here to read...

China-India trade in 2021 exceeds $100 billion for the first time in October: Global Times
November 7, 2021

The General Administration of Customs (GAC) of China revealed on Sunday the country's international trade data for October with a year-on-year increase of 22.2 percent. GAC's data also shows that the international trade volume between China and India reached $102.29 billion, exceeding the milestone of $100 billion for the first time in 2021.Qian Feng, Director of the Research Department of the National Strategy Institute of Tsinghua University, told the Global Times on Sunday that the surge in bilateral trade demonstrates the complementarity of two major developing economics. Click here to read...

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