China: Daily Scan, February 01, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Chinese ambassador, U.S. business leaders vow to work for sound, stable China-U.S. ties in Year of Tiger: Xinhuanet
January 31, 2022

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang and U.S. business leaders said on Sunday that they will work for the stable development of China-U.S. relations in the upcoming Year of the Tiger. "In the coming year of the tiger, we must have courage and vision," Qin said at an online reception for the Chinese New Year held by the Chinese Embassy. Click here to read...

China's Tibet sees foreign trade up 88.3 pct in 2021: Xinhuanet
February 1, 2022

Foreign trade of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region surged 88.3 percent year on year in 2021, according to data from local customs. Tibet's imports and exports exceeded 4 billion yuan (about 632 million U.S. dollars) last year, the customs in Lhasa, the regional capital, said. Click here to read...

China's renewable energy capacity up in 2021: Xinhuanet
January 31, 2022

China saw steady growth in renewable energy capacity in 2021, data by the National Energy Administration showed. By the end of last year, the country's installed capacity of renewable energy totaled 1.06 billion kilowatts, accounting for 44.8 percent of the total installed power generation capacity. Click here to read...

Xinjiang's Kashgar opens 4 new int'l air cargo routes: Xinhuanet
February 1, 2022

The prefecture of Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region opened four new international air cargo routes in January in its efforts to further opening up, according to local authorities. These routes link Kashgar with the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Islamabad, Hungary's Budapest as well as Liege in Belgium, said Kashgar Customs on Sunday. Click here to read...

Beijing 2022 builds platform for cultural exchange and mutual understanding, said SCO chief: People’s Daily
January 31, 2022

The Beijing Olympic Winter Games will not only provide a competitive stage for athletes from different countries and regions but also build a platform for cultural exchange and mutual understanding, said Zhang Ming, secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Click here to read...

Japan parliament adopts resolution on human rights in China: Reuters
February 1, 2022

Japan's parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution on the "serious human rights situation" in China, and called Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government to take steps to relieve the situation, as the Beijing Winter Olympics loom just days ahead. Japan has already announced it will not send a government delegation to the Games, following a U.S.-led diplomatic boycott over concerns about China's human rights condition, although Tokyo avoided explicitly labelling its move as such. Click here to read...

Dashed dreams for China Evergrande's showpiece resort island: Reuters
January 31, 2022

The opening last year of the world's largest artificial resort island, developed by China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) for nearly $13 billion, was the realisation of the ambitions of founder Hui Ka Yan, who sketched a design for the project himself. Click here to read...

China’s abuse of foreign reporters worsens: Taipei Times
February 1, 2022

The Chinese government is finding new ways to intimidate foreign journalists, their Chinese colleagues and their sources, and harassment has reached such a high level that at least six have left the country, a key report said yesterday. Click here to read...

China’s backing for global debt transparency crucial to contain Covid-induced stress in emerging markets: South China Morning Post
January 31, 2022

Bringing China on board is “critical” to promoting transparency in sovereign lending, according to a report by the Bretton Woods Committee, amid a rise in sovereign debt distress in emerging markets caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.The influential US-based non-profit group recommended in a report on Monday that a global consensus be developed around “minimum voluntary disclosure requirements” and ongoing reporting obligations for all sovereign lending. Click here to read...

Chinese scientists create AI nanny to look after babies in artificial womb: South China Morning Post
January 31, 2022

An artificial womb for fetuses to safely grow in, and a robotic nanny to monitor and take care of them. All within the realm of possibility, say Chinese scientists, in what could be a breakthrough for the future of childbearing in a country facing its lowest birth rates in decades. Click here to read...

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