China Daily Digest February 22, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi Jinping on law-based governance: Xinhuanet
February 21, 2022

Comprehensively advancing law-based governance represents a key point of the essence of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era. "The overall goal of comprehensively advancing law-based governance is to establish a system of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics and to build a socialist rule of law country," says the latest resolution of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on the Party's history, adopted at the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC on November 11, 2021. Click here to read...

China takes countermeasures against U.S. military firms: Xinhuanet
February 21, 2022

China has decided to take countermeasures against Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin, U.S. military firms long engaged in arms sales to the Taiwan region of China, for seriously undermining China's sovereignty and security interests. Click here to read...

China steps up personality rights protection on internet: Xinhuanet
February 21, 2022

China's crackdown of online crimes related to personality rights continues, with documents to better guide the handling of cases forthcoming, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Monday. Click here to read...

Chinese researchers develop highly efficient perovskite solar cells: Xinhuanet
February 21, 2022

Chinese researchers have developed a type of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with high power conversion efficiency. PSCs can be generally classified into two categories, n-i-p devices and inverted p-i-n devices. The p-i-n PSCs can be produced at low temperature with good stability, and are compatible with crystal silicon cell to achieve the development of laminated cell, said Fang Junfeng, professor at the East China Normal University (ECNU). Click here to read...

China releases 5-year plan for elderly care services: Xinhuanet
February 21, 2022

China's State Council has released a plan for the development of the country's elderly care services system during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), in its latest step to implement a national strategy to address population aging. Click here to read...

Scholars reach out to youth through popular video platform: China Daily
February 22, 2022

On Bilibili, a video platform favored by younger generations, you can engage in all kinds of leisure activities: watch cartoons, see someone play video games or learn to bake. Now you can also do some serious learning from scholars and professors on the site, according to a report from China Discipline Inspection and Supervision News. Click here to read...

Australian military urged to stop provocative acts: China Daily
February 22, 2022

China urged the Australian military to stop spreading false information and making dangerous, provocative acts following an encounter between a Chinese warship and an Australian aircraft, a military spokesman said on Monday. Click here to read...

Cost of raising a child until age 18 in China 6.9 times China's GDP per capita, higher than US, France and Germany, says report: Global Times
February 22, 2022

The average cost of raising a child until the age of 18 was 485,000 yuan ($76,556) in China in 2019, which was 6.9 times China's GDP per capita, much higher than many countries including the US, France, Germany and Japan, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Top anti-corruption body calls for officials to draw lesson from Zhou Jiangyong's case: Global Times
February 22, 2022

China's disciplinary agency on Tuesday released an article on how the Hangzhou local government in Zhejiang Province called on local officials to draw lesson from the case of Zhou Jiangyong. Click here to read...

China's Type 055 large destroyer Lhasa conducts live-fire drills, enhances combat capabilities: Global Times
February 22, 2022

The Lhasa, the second Type 055 10,000 ton-class large destroyer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, recently conducted live-fire drills against sea, air and land targets, effectively enhancing the warship's comprehensive combat capabilities. Click here to read...

China's central bank postpones regulation on cash withdrawals, deposits for 'technical reasons': Global Times
February 21, 2022

China's central bank said on Monday that it will postpone for technical reasons the implementation of a recent regulation that mandate financial institutions to verify clients' identity and manage transaction records. Click here to read...

China's embassy in Ukraine warns Chinese nationals to avoid 'unstable' areas: Reuters
February 22, 2022

China's embassy in Ukraine on Tuesday warned Chinese nationals and businesses in Ukraine against venturing to "unstable" areas, but stopped short of telling them to consider leaving the country as many other nations have advised their own citizens. Click here to read...

China plans bigger tax cuts in 2022 to prop up slowing growth: Reuters
February 22, 2022

China will unveil bigger tax and fee cuts this year and step up payments to local governments to offset their hit to revenues, Finance Minister Liu Kun said on Tuesday, amid efforts to support a slowing economy. Click here to read...

Chinese firms caught using spyware to track employee job-hunting and identify staff who may be about to resign: South China Morning Post
February 22, 2022

Ma, 27, recently resigned from her editor position at a private internet company in Beijing for an “iron bowl” job — a Chinese term used to describe a secure position — at a state-owned media company. Ma’s decision to resign, which surprised her direct supervisor and coworkers, was already known to her manager, who told her he had been aware she was seeking another role since last year when she updated her resume on job search websites.
“How is that possible?” Ma wonderedClick here to read...

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