China: Daily Scan, October 01, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China to expand channels to attract foreign talent: Xinhuanet
September 30, 2021

China will further expand channels to attract and utilize foreign talent, improve work permit and visa systems, and create more convenient conditions for them to work and live in China, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday. Li made the remarks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing when meeting with foreign experts who had received the Friendship Award in 2020 and 2021, given annually by the Chinese government to honor outstanding foreign experts in China. Click here to read...

Chinese ambassador calls for joint efforts to bring China-India ties back on track: Xinhuanet
September 30, 2021

Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong has called for joint efforts to bring China-India relations back on track of healthy and stable development so as to benefit the two countries and their people. "We should boost confidence, step up dialogue and cooperation, and bring the bilateral relations back on track," Sun said at a virtual meeting on Tuesday to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Click here to read...

Wang Hao appointed acting governor of China's Zhejiang: Xinhuanet
September 30, 2021

Wang Hao was appointed deputy governor and acting governor of east China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday. The decision was made at a session of the standing committee of the provincial legislature. The 31st session of the Standing Committee of the 13th Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress on Thursday also accepted Zheng Shanjie's resignation from the post of governor. Click here to read...

PLA Air force's development briefed at Airshow China 2021: China Military
September 30, 2021

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) held a press conference on September 29 during the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) and introduced its development in recent years. According to Lieutenant General Wang Wei, deputy commander of PLAAF, the J-20, Y-20, new type of UAVs, special-purpose combat planes, and a range of ground-based air defense weapons and new types of radars all joined the exhibition, fully demonstrating the PLAAF’s capability and confidence to defend the national air and space security, safeguard national unity, and contribute to the world peace. Click here to read...

New Party chiefs of Anhui, Shandong appointed: China Daily
September 30, 2021

Zheng Shanjie has been appointed secretary of the Anhui Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), replacing Li Jinbin, according to a decision from the CPC Central Committee published Thursday. Li Ganjie has been appointed secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, replacing Liu Jiayi, according to the decision. Click here to read...

Clamp down on senior officials before national Day as China’s anti-graft campaign continues: Global Times
September 30, 2021

Amid the cheerful and patriotic atmosphere on the day before China's National Day, two "big tigers" ̶ senior officials taken down on corruption and other criminal charges ̶ faced disciplinary actions and have been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC). With the approval of the CPC Central Committee, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the National Supervisory Commission (NSC) have placed Sun Lijun, former vice minister of the Public Security, and Yin Jiaxu, former chairman of China North Industries Group, on trial for Party disciplinary and other legal violations. Click here to read...

Erkin Tuniyaz is appointed acting chairman of Xinjiang regional government, replacing Shohrat Zakir: Global Times
September 30, 2021

Erkin Tuniyaz is appointed acting chairman of Xinjiang regional government, replacing Shohrat Zakir. Click here to read...

China reveals ship-borne vertical launch system with quad-pack cell: Global Times
September 30, 2021

China revealed its first type of made-for-export ship-borne vertical launch system at the ongoing Airshow China 2021, held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province. One of the most attractive features is its capability to hold quad-pack launch cells that can load up to four missiles instead of just one, observers said. Click here to read...

China to ban core industrial and information data from leaving the country: Global Times
September 30, 2021

Chinese authorities published data security draft regulations on Thursday that would ban the export of what was classified as core data, a step experts hail as a necessary step to ensure national security and normal functioning of society. The draft regulations, published by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), classify data into three categories and ban the exports of what has been classified as core data. Click here to read...

Afghanistan on agenda at China’s Xiangshan security forum: South China Morning Post
September 30, 2021

Afghanistan and a new Asia-Pacific security alliance will be high on the agenda in late October when China hosts its annual high-level military conference, the Beijing Xiangshan Forum. Defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Thursday that the two-day forum would be held from October 25 via video link, and would include a session on the fallout from Afghanistan on regional security. It comes in the aftermath of the US-Nato withdrawal from the Central Asian nation, allowing the Taliban to seize power. The international community has not recognised the new regime and Afghanistan is facing an economic and humanitarian crisis without foreign aid, the foundation of its economy. Click here to read...

China power crisis: Guangdong raising electricity prices for industrial users by 25 per cent in peak hours: South China Morning Post
September 30, 2021

As a power crisis continues to pummel China, its southern manufacturing hub of Guangdong province is raising electricity prices as much as 25 per cent during peak-demand hours, starting Friday. The price hike, however, applies only to industrial users, rather than households, according to Tao Feida, deputy general manager at the customer service centre of China Southern Power Grid, who spoke with state broadcaster CCTV on Thursday. Click here to read...

Manufacturing shrinks as China’s risks accumulate: Taipei Times
October 1, 2021

Activity in China’s vast factory sector contracted last month for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the latest sign of deceleration in the world’s second-largest economy. The drop in the official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index below 50, which signals a decline in output, shows the damage a widespread electricity crunch is having on growth. Click here to read...

U.S. trade chief Tai to unveil Biden's China trade strategy on Monday: Reuters
October 1, 2021

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will unveil the Biden administration's long-awaited strategy for the troubled U.S.-China trade relationship in a speech on Monday at a Washington think tank, her office said. Tai will deliver remarks on her review of China trade policy at the Center for Strategic Studies in Washington and participate in a question-and-answer session, USTR said in a statement on Thursday. Click here to read...

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