China: Daily Scan, February 11, 2022

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February 11, 2022

Zhou Jiangyong, a former senior official in east China's Zhejiang Province, has been arrested for suspected bribe-taking, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Friday. Zhou was formerly a member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and secretary of the CPC municipal committee of Hangzhou, Zhejiang's capital city. Click here to read...

China urges U.S. to scrap additional tariffs, sanctions: Xinhuanet
February 10, 2022

China on Thursday urged the United States to remove additional tariffs, sanctions, and other suppressive measures against it at an early date. China has worked hard to promote the joint implementation of its phase-one economic and trade agreement with the United States since the deal came into force. It overcame multiple negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global economic recession, and disrupted supply chains, Gao Feng, spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce, told a press conference. Click here to read...

China rolls out payment rules for TV series stars: Xinhuanet
February 10, 2022

China has released a development plan for the production of TV series, stepping up the regulation of the income distribution system and pay levels for performers.The plan, released by the National Radio and Television Administration, aims at promoting fair competition in TV series production, preventing vicious expansion of capital, and encouraging healthy interactions between capital and the development of the industry. Click here to read...

China to improve utilization of industrial solid waste: Xinhuanet
February 10, 2022

China aims to reduce the generation intensity of industrial solid waste in steel, nonferrous metals, and chemical sectors by 2025, and meanwhile significantly improve the utilization of bulk solid waste. Click here to read...

Housing policy looks to aid new urban residents: China Daily
February 11, 2022

China will not turn to the property sector for short-term impetus to stimulate economic growth this year, and will instead ratchet up efforts to address housing difficulties faced by new urban residents and young people, officials and experts said. Click here to read...

PLA holds simultaneous drills after US, Japan exercise near Taiwan island: Global Times
February 10, 2022

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted simultaneous exercises in three major sea regions in a move experts said on Thursday displayed the Chinese military's combat preparedness after the US and Japan held massive, troublemaking exercises along the first island chain near the island of Taiwan as the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics started. Click here to read...

China's largest chipmaker SMIC to see more capacity after record sales revenue despite US crackdown: Global Times
February 11, 2022

China's largest chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) said the company's factory expansion is going smoothly and three projects, upon completion, will make its output increase, the group's executive said on Friday, amid the ongoing US crackdown. Click here to read...

China records 200 million flexible workers: People’s Daily
February 11, 2022

The diverse new labor forms developed by the booming platform economy and sharing economy are offering new choices for young people in China. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China had recorded 200 million flexible workers by the end of 2021, nearly three times more than there had been in 2020. Click here to read...

China revises draft rules on data security for business sectors: Reuters
February 10, 2022

China's industry ministry published revisions to draft rules on Thursday dictating how companies and localities should manage data, bringing more specificity to the country's evolving data governance regime. Click here to read...

Tesla plans to locate China design centre in Beijing, city govt says: Reuters
February 11, 2022

U.S. electric carmaker Tesla (TSLA.O) plans to place its China design centre in Beijing, a government document issued by the Chinese capital said. Tesla said in 2020 it planned to open such acentre in the country to make "Chinese-style" vehicles but has not said where it would be. Last year, Reuters reported that the studio could be in Shanghai, where its factory is located, or Beijing. Click here to read...

China’s singles put their hearts in the hands of the party: South China Morning Post
February 11, 2022

Slumping marriage and birth rates – and the knock-on effects of economic stagnation and an ageing workforce – are leading China’s Communist Party to increasingly act as matchmaker. Zhang Shaoge, 30, put his heart in the hands of the party when he attended an event organised by officials from the local youth branch. “It’s about time to date and get married at this age,” he said. Click here to read...

China’s family planning agency says it will ‘intervene’ in abortions for unmarried women, teens: South China Morning Post
February 11, 2022

China’s family planning agency says it will “intervene” when unmarried women and teenagers seek abortions and promote traditional values to encourage people to have more children, as it tries to reverse declining birth rates. In a plan outlining key initiatives for the year, the China Family Planning Association said the intervention to reduce the number of abortions was to “improve reproductive health”. It said a task force would be set up for education and communication projects in this area, but no further details were given.
The plan, released in late January, also calls for a pilot public health programmes to encourage Chinese to have more than one child. Click here to read...
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