China: Daily Scan, October 27, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China releases action plan to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030: Xinhuanet
October 26, 2021

The State Council, China's cabinet, has released an action plan to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030. The plan puts forward China's main objectives for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) and the 15th Five-Year Plan period (2026-2030), including increasing the share of non-fossil energy consumption, improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Click here to read...

Xi calls for building China's strength in science, technology: Xinhuanet
October 26, 2021

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called on the country's scientific and technological workers to continue striving to build China's strength in science and technology. Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when visiting an exhibition of China's achievements in scientific and technological innovation during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) in Beijing. Click here to read...

China mulls real-identity registration of internet user accounts: Xinhuanet
October 27, 2021

The Cyberspace Administration of China on Tuesday started soliciting public opinion on a draft regulation on the management of internet user account names, requiring real-identity registration. While users can decide on their screen names, they must provide authentic identity information when registering accounts with online platforms, according to the draft regulation. Click here to read...

Meetings with Afghan Taliban officials enhance mutual understanding, says Chinese FM: Xinhuanet
October 27, 2021

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday that his just-concluded meetings with senior officials from the Afghan Taliban's interim government are "beneficial" as they have enhanced mutual understanding. Briefing reporters on his separate meetings with Acting Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi of the Afghan Taliban's interim government in the Qatari capital of Doha, Wang said that he heard more positive statements from the officials on the Afghan Taliban's domestic and foreign policies. Click here to read...

Xi calls for breaking new ground in weaponry, equipment development: China Military
October 26, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged efforts to break new ground in the development of the country's military weaponry and equipment, and contribute to the realization of the goals set for the centenary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks at a military-wide conference on weaponry and equipment-related work, which was held on Monday and Tuesday. Click here to read...

China, ASEAN to launch joint feasibility study about ACFTA, says Chinese premier: People’s Daily
October 27, 2021

China will work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to officially launch the joint feasibility study to identify other areas for possible inclusion in further enhancing the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA), Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday. Click here to read...

China mulls five-year plan for SMEs: People’s Daily
October 27, 2021

China is taking further steps to increase its support for the country's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with solid measures to encourage sci-tech innovation and stimulate their vitality. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is working on a five-year plan for the growth of SMEs, which underlines key tasks including improving a level playing field, increasing financing availability and enhancing innovation capacity and professionalism. Click here to read...

China launches real-time glacier monitoring system: People’s Daily
October 27, 2021

A real-time glacier monitoring system has been officially put into use on a glacier in the Yulong Snow Mountain in southwest China's Yunnan Province, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The system, jointly developed by the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources of the CAS and the Wuhan University Chinese Antarctic Center of Surveying and Mapping, is composed of modules that use the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), laser diastimeters, cameras, meteorology equipment, ice temperature testing equipment and seismographs. Click here to read...

China’s top economic planner orders closure of unlicensed coal storage sites amid prolonged shortage: Global Times
October 27, 2021

China's top economic planner has required major coal-producing regions to rectify illegal coal storage in an effort to crack down on hoarding amid a prolonged coal shortage. The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, has urged responsible authorities in North China's Shanxi Province, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province and North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to rectify illegal coal storage sites, closing facilities that have not been approved or lack land usage, environmental protection and safety operation authorizations. Click here to read...

Terror expert is new Urumqi party chief in China’s Xinjiang region: South China Morning Post
October 27, 2021

A former PLA soldier with extensive anti-terrorism experience has been confirmed as party chief of Urumqi, capital of China’s far western Xinjiang region. Yang Fasen, 50, appeared in his new role for the first time alongside the 14 other members of the new Standing Committee for the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region at the closing of the regional party congress on Monday, according to Xinjiang’s official broadcaster. Click here to read...

FCC revokes authorization of China Telecom's U.S. unit: Reuters
October 27, 2021

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday voted to revoke the authorization for China Telecom's U.S. subsidiary to operate in the United States, citing national security concerns. The decision means China Telecom Americas must now discontinue U.S. services within 60 days. China Telecom, the largest Chinese telecommunications company, has had authorization to provide telecommunications services for nearly 20 years in the United States. Click here to read...

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