China: Daily Scan, January 12, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi stresses better understanding, use of CPC's centenary historical experience: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called for efforts to deepen the review, study, education and promotion of the CPC's history so as to better understand and make good use of the historical experience of the Party over the past century..Click here to read...

Vice Premier calls for more efforts to stabilize employment: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday called for stronger efforts to keep employment stable. Hu made the remarks while addressing a meeting of the leading group on employment work under the State Council in Beijing..Click here to read...

New energy car registration in China up nearly 60 pct in 2021: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

The number of new energy cars registered in China reached 7.84 million in 2021, up more than 59 percent year on year, data from the Ministry of Public Security showed Tuesday. The figure represents 2.6 percent of the total number of cars in the country, said the ministry, adding that China has seen the number of newly registered new energy cars increase rapidly in the past five years..Click here to read...

China working to make IPR public services more convenient, smarter: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

China will endeavor to provide more convenient and smarter public services in the field of intellectual property rights (IPR) during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to a plan issued by the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA)..Click here to read...

Keynote Speech by H.E. Ambassador Sun Weidong at Webinar Themed on "Together for a Shared Future": Global Times
January 12, 2022

Mr Wan Xuejun, Deputy Director General of International Relations Department, Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,.Click here to read...

Aerial refueling-capable Z-20, stealth chopper expected in China, says chief designer: Global Times
January 11, 2022

China's Z-20 utility tactical helicopter could get upgrades including the ability to receive aerial refueling, the chopper's chief designer said on Tuesday, who also suggested the possible existence of a stealth helicopter and the development of the country's domestically built heavy-lift helicopter..Click here to read...

China unveils guidelines to stabilize trade: Global Times
January 12, 2022

The State Council, China’s cabinet, on Tuesday called for efforts to ensure domestic supplies of commodities, as part of guidelines to stabilize exports and imports as a countercyclical buffer against uncertainty clouding the trade landscape..Click here to read...

Seawin makes progress in fertilizer trade dispute with Sri Lanka through negotiation: Global Times
January 11, 2022

Seawin Biotech, a Chinese company involved in a $49.7 million fertilizer trade dispute with Sri Lanka, has made progress in exporting organic fertilizers to Sri Lanka, the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka told the Global Times on Tuesday. The dispute, which started in October, centers on Sri Lankan officials' rejection of the Chinese fertilizers, citing what Chinese sources call shady claims of quality issues. .Click here to read...

China unveils plan to safeguard water security: China Daily
January 12, 2022

China has released a plan to improve the country's capability to safeguard its water security during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). The plan, jointly released by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Water Resources, is the first five-year plan for water security to be implemented on the national level..Click here to read...

14th Five-Year Plan outlines stronger online copyright protection: China Daily
January 12, 2022

The National Copyright Administration of China recently published the 14th Five-Year Plan for Copyright Protection, outlining 26 key tasks in six areas: the copyright law system; the administrative protection system; the need to crack down on infringement and piracy; the social services framework; international cooperation and exchange; and the development of related sectors. According to the plan, more than 5 million copyrights will have been registered by 2025, and the contribution of the copyright industry to GDP will have grown to 7.5 percent..Click here to read...

Chinese cities tighten COVID-19 curbs as Tianjin battles Omicron outbreak: Reuters
January 11, 2022

Cities across China are imposing tougher restrictions to try to control new outbreaks of COVID-19, with Tianjin battling the highly contagious Omicron variant which has been detected to have been transmitted locally in two other provinces. A Tianjin official told a Tuesday press briefing that 49 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms have been detected during the latest outbreak. The city of 14 million people, around 100km (62 miles) from Beijing, is now implementing tough controls to stop the coronavirus from spreading, especially to neighbouring Beijing..Click here to read...

China’s civil servants ordered to tighten their belts: South China Morning Post
January 12, 2022

For Timothy Tian, like millions of other Chinese civil servants, the forthcoming Lunar New Year promises to be an austere one as government workers face the toughest round of belt-tightening in a decade.Even if Covid restrictions allow it, the city government worker from the eastern province of Zhejiang cannot afford to travel after his monthly pay packet was cut by about 2,000 yuan (US$315) to 5,000 yuan..Click here to read...

China buys sanctioned oil from Iran: Taipei Times
January 12, 2022

China last year doubled down on imports of Iranian and Venezuelan crude, taking the most from the US-sanctioned regimes in three years, as refiners brushed off the risk of penalties to scoop up cheap oil. Crude processors in the world’s biggest importer were observed to have bought 324 million barrels from Iran and Venezuela last year, about 53 percent more than a year earlier, data from market intelligence firm Kpler showed. That is the most since 2018, when China took 352 million barrels from the two nations..Click here to read...

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