China: Daily Scan, October 26, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China maps path to carbon peak, neutrality under new development philosophy: Xinhuanet
October 25, 2021

Chinese authorities on Sunday unveiled a guiding document on the country's work to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals under the new development philosophy, laying out key specific targets and measures for the coming decades. By 2030, China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will peak, stabilize and then decline, and by 2060, China will be carbon neutral and have fully established a green, low-carbon and circular economy, it says, reiterating the country's previous pledge. Click here to read....

China's daily crude steel output hits 3-yr low: Xinhuanet
October 25, 2021

China's average daily output of crude steel recorded a three-year low in September, according to the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) Monday. The average daily output in September fell 21.2 percent year on year to 2.46 million tonnes, CISA vice chairperson Qu Xiuli said at a press conference. Click here to read....

Chinese scientists develop new quantum computer with 113 detected photons: Xinhuanet
October 26, 2021

Chinese scientists have established a quantum computer prototype named "Jiuzhang 2.0" with 113 detected photons, achieving major breakthroughs in quantum computational speedup. In the study, Gaussian boson sampling (GBS), a classical simulation algorithm, was used to provide a highly efficient way of demonstrating quantum computational speedup in solving some well-defined tasks. Click here to read....

Xi's speech at the conference marking the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration Of the Lawful Seat of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations: China Military
October 25, 2021

Fifty years ago today, the 26th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted, with an overwhelming majority, Resolution 2758, and the decision was made to restore all rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations and to recognize the representatives of the Government of the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations. It was a victory for the Chinese people and a victory for people of the world. Click here to read....

Beijing Xiangshan Forum webinar 2021 kicks off: China Military
October 25, 2021

The Beijing Xiangshan Forum webinar 2021 opened on the evening of October 25, which will last for two days. Themed on “Pursue Win-Win Cooperation, Advance Global Security Governance", the webinar invited more than 50 experts from over 20 countries and international organizations to analyze the global security landscape and discuss the international hotspot issues together. Click here to read....

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: People’s Daily
October 26, 2021

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Monday. Deng Li was appointed as vice minister of foreign affairs; Hua Chunying as assistant foreign minister; Lu Yingchuan as vice minister of culture and tourism; Liu Guoyong as deputy director of the General Administration of Sport of China. Click here to read....

Over 2 million seek career as civil servant: China Daily
October 26, 2021

Record number of registrants sign up for annual exam, which will start on Nov 28. The number of people registering to sit for the 2022 national civil servant exam reached a record of more than 2 million, according to a private institution that offers training for the exam. Registration for next year's test concluded at 6 pm on Sunday, with about 2.02 million signing up, 514,000 more than last year, said Offcn Education and Technology Co. Click here to read....

Baidu to foster 5 million talents to power AI growth: ChinaDaily
October 25, 2021

Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc will cultivate 5 million artificial intelligence talents in the next 5 years, aiming to create a well-rounded tech labor force and power AI growth, said Robin Li, co-founder and CEO. Li made the remarks at the Emerging Engineering International Forum 2021, hosted by his alma mater Peking University, on Saturday. Click here to read....

Chinese border troops in Xinjiang get new all-terrain vehicle for winter logistics support: Global Times
October 25, 2021

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Xinjiang Military Command has received a new type of all-terrain vehicle, which is expected to ensure logistics support to plateau border defense troops as winter draws close and as China-India border tensions again risk rising after the latest military talks failed to reach an agreement due to unrealistic Indian demands. Click here to read....

Chinese securities regulator nominates new senior official: Global Times
October 26, 2021

Chinese securities regulator, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), has nominated a new senior official that "knows the market well" based on his experience for more than two decades. Wang Jianjun was appointed as a vice chairman of the CSRC, replacing Yan Qingmin, according to the appointment announced by the State Council, China's cabinet, on Monday. Click here to read....

Chinese online education giant Koolearn to cut tutoring services for K-9 amid mounting pressure: Global Times
October 26, 2021

The Chinese online education conglomerate Koolearn Technology Holding Ltd (Koolearn) said that they will stop offering subject-based off-campus training services for students of K-9 or the compulsory education period in the Chinese mainland. This is the latest move of the company in its business transformation after the government introduced sweeping measures clamping down on China's private education industry. Click here to read....

Former head of Chinese weapons giant to face corruption charges after formal arrest approved: South China Morning Post
October 25, 2021

The arrest of a former chairman of one of China’s largest weapons manufacturers on corruption charges was approved by China’s state prosecutor on Monday. In a statement, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said it had decided to formally arrest Yin Jiaxu “on suspicion of accepting bribes and making illegal gains for relatives and friends in accordance with the law”. Yin had been the party secretary and chairman of China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) until his sudden retirement in 2018, three years ahead of his official retirement age of 65. Click here to read....

Xi's not there? COP26 hopes dim on Chinese leader's likely absence: Reuters
October 26, 2021

The leaders of most of the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters gather in Glasgow from Sunday, aiming to thrash out plans and funds to tilt the planet towards clean energy. But the man running the biggest of them all likely won't be there. Chinese President Xi Jinping's expected absence from the talks could indicate that the world's biggest CO2 producer has already decided that it has no more concessions to offer at the U.N. COP26 climate summit in Scotland after three major pledges since last year, climate watchers said. Click here to read....

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