China: Daily Scan, October 11, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China to boost energy supply to ensure people's basic living needs, stable economic performance: Xinhuanet
October 8, 2021

China will take further steps to ensure electricity and coal supply this winter and next spring, to ensure people's basic living needs and keep economic performance stable, the State Council's Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Friday. With surging prices of energy products on international markets since the start of the year, the domestic supply of electricity and coal has been tight, and some places had to ration electricity supply recently. In response, competent departments have taken a raft of measures to shore up energy supply. Click here to read...

Xi expounds on what past 110 years have shown to Chinese since 1911 Revolution: Xinhuanet
October 9, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday expounded on what the past 110 years have shown to the Chinese people since the Revolution of 1911 while addressing a meeting marking the 110th anniversary of the historical event. "The past 110 years have shown us that to realize national rejuvenation, the Chinese people must have a strong force to lead us forward, and that force is the Communist Party of China (CPC)," said Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission. Click here to read...

Roads for testing self-driving vehicles in Beijing stretch over 1,000 km: Xinhuanet
October 8, 2021

A total of 278 roads stretching more than 1,027 km in Beijing have been opened for self-driving vehicle tests as of September end, according to Beijing Innovation Center for Mobility Intelligent (BICMI). Among these roads, 19 are able to conduct night tests, totaling more than 190 km. Click here to read...

Yan Jinhai appointed acting chairman of Tibet: Xinhuanet
October 9, 2021

Yan Jinhai was appointed deputy chairman and acting chairman of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Friday.The appointment came at the 33rd session of the standing committee of the 11th Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress. The resignation of the region's former chairman, Qizhala, was accepted at the session. Click here to read...

Former vice governor of Shanxi prosecuted for bribery, power abuse: Xinhuanet
October 9, 2021

Liu Xinyun, former vice governor of north China's Shanxi Province, was charged with taking bribes and power abuse, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Saturday. The Langfang Municipal People's Procuratorate in north China's Hebei Province was designated by the SPP to handle Liu's case. According to prosecutors, Liu took advantage of his positions to seek illicit profit for others and accepted an enormous amount of money and gifts in return. Click here to read...

Border accusation against Chinese soldiers fabricated, says official: China Military
October 11, 2021

Recent reports in Indian media that Chinese soldiers had been detained for "crossing the border "are purely fabricated, a Chinese military source said on Saturday. The source said that Chinese border troops conducted a routine patrol on Sept 28 in the Dongzhang area on the Chinese side of the Sino-Indian border and encountered "unreasonable obstruction" from the Indian military. The Chinese officers and soldiers took resolute countermeasures and returned after the patrol was completed. Click here to read...

China to provide better education for veterans: China Daily
October 9, 2021

Seven Chinese authorities have jointly issued a directive to improve vocational education for veterans and help them strengthen their capabilities of starting a career or their own business after leaving the military.The directive calls for building an education and training system for veterans. It should comprise adaptability training, vocational skills training, formal education with qualifications, and life-long learning mechanisms. Local governments will take their lead and support from this society. Click here to read...

Over 17 percent of children, adolescents suffer from mental disorders in China, says survey: Global Times
October 10, 2021

A nine-year epidemiological survey starting from 2012 shows about 17.5 percent of children and adolescents in China suffer from mental disorders and experts said many patients have missed the optimal treatment period due to a lack of knowledge of mental health and a sense of shame of their patients and family members. The survey, the first national epidemiological survey of mental disorders of children and adolescents in China, was carried out among 73,000 children and adolescents aged between six and 16, based on epidemiological investigation and data analysis from over nine years of scientific research. Click here to read...

India made unreasonable demands, China says after failed border talks: South China Morning Post
October 11, 2021

China has accused India of making unreasonable demands in their latest round of talks as the two neighbours continued to blame each other for the latest flashpoints on their disputed border.Long Shaohua, spokesman for China’s Western Theatre Command, made the claim after the 13th round of commander-level talks between the two militaries, held on Sunday in Moldo, on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Click here to read...

China wants to incentivise people to have three kids, but young people don’t even want to get married: South China Morning Post
October 9, 2021

Chinese authorities have realised that young people do not want to get married, and have babies that traditionally come with starting a family. Despite a public push to incentivise young adults to start a family – including an overhaul of family planning policies to allow people to have three children – a new survey suggests the marriage rate will only fall in the coming years. The survey, organised by the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, found that more than one-third of nearly 3,000 respondents “did not want to enter a relationship” and were uncertain if their opinion would ever change. Click here to read...

Dozens arrested in China over public medical insurance scam: South China Morning Post
October 9, 2021

Dozens of employees of a private hospital in southwestern China have been arrested, accused of defrauding a public medical insurance scheme of more than 10 million yuan (US$1.55 million), according to Chinese media. In all, 47 employees, including the director of Mintai Hospital in Xuanhan county, Sichuan province, were detained, suspected of falsifying medical records and accounts to cover operating costs, shareholder dividends and marketing expenses, China Business News reported. Click here to read...

China proposes adding cryptocurrency mining to 'negative list' of industries: Reuters
October 9, 2021

China has added cryptocurrency mining to a draft list of industries in which investment is restricted or prohibited, although it reduced the number of sectors on the list overall, a document released by the state planner showed on Friday. The "negative list" details sectors and industries that are off-limits to both Chinese and foreign investors. Click here to read...

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