China: Daily Scan, January 25, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xu Kunlin elected governor of China's Jiangsu: Xinhuanet
January 23, 2022

Xu Kunlin was elected governor of east China's Jiangsu Province by the provincial legislature on Sunday. The 13th Jiangsu Provincial People's Congress elected the governor at its fifth session. Click here to read...

Former supreme court official expelled from CPC, office: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

Meng Xiang, former chief of the enforcement bureau of the Supreme People's Court, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office over serious violations of Party discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft body announced Monday. Click here to read...

Former senior banking regulatory official expelled from CPC for power abuse: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

Cai Esheng, former vice chairman of China's top banking regulatory body, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for grave violations of Party discipline and laws, the country's top anti-graft body said in an announcement Monday. Click here to read...

Former deputy head of State Administration of Grain expelled from CPC: Xinhuanet
January 25, 2022

Xu Ming, former deputy head of the State Administration of Grain, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) over severe violations of Party discipline and laws, China's top anti-graft body announced Monday. Click here to read...

Xi chairs CPC leadership meeting to review report, regulations: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday chaired a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. The meeting reviewed a report from the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau after the Standing Committee heard and discussed the work reports of the leading Party members groups of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, as well as the work report of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee. Click here to read...

China to leverage SMEs in enhancing industrial chains: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

China will improve support for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and help them play better roles in reinforcing the industrial chains, said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). In 2022, the country will incubate 3,000 "little giant" firms, which refer to promising small enterprises in their early stage of development, and focusing on high-end technologies, said the ministry. Click here to read...

China maps five-year plan for building modern distribution system: Xinhuanet
January 24, 2022

China's top economic planner on Monday unveiled plans for a modern distribution system over the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). By 2025, China expects distribution costs to decrease and for the modern distribution system to become more efficient, meaning the sector will play a significantly larger role in the economy, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Click here to read...

Green, smart transportation sector seen as key objective: Quishi
January 24, 2022

China is looking to gain a competitive edge in the transportation sector during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25) amid a larger drive to foster green, smart and high-quality development over the long run, officials said on Wednesday. Luo Guosan, director of the Department of Infrastructure Development of the National Development and Reform Commission, highlighted the imbalances and inadequacies in the development of comprehensive transportation, saying it is urgent to promote high-quality transportation development. Click here to read...

Officials urge action to address declining birthrate: China Daily
January 25, 2022

China's birthrate will remain low, and negative population growth is likely in the coming years, but there is no need for excessive stress about the phenomenon, officials said recently. In 2020, the birthrate fell below 10 per 1,000 people (to 8.52) for the first time since records began in 1978, according to the statistical yearbook released by the National Bureau of Statistics in November. Click here to read...

China tests new engine,‘likely to power hypersonic aircraft’: Global Times
January 24, 2022

China on Monday conducted a test flight for a new engine that experts said could power China's future hypersonic aircraft and near-space plane. The engine, developed by the Laboratory of Spray Combustion and Propulsion under School of Aerospace Engineering at Tsinghua University, successfully conducted a flight test on Monday morning, China Central Television (CCTV) reported. Click here to read...

Chinese auto maker BYD intensifies crackdown on corruption in 2021: Global Times
January 25, 2022

Chinese domestic auto maker BYD intensified a crackdown on corruption in 2021, with 28 suppliers and 94 employees being flagged for violating company regulations while another 22 people involved in seven cases were referred to public security authorities for investigation. Click here to read...

China intellectual voices opposition to Taiwan reunification by force: Kyodo
January 24, 2022

A former professor of Peking University in Beijing has issued a statement against a reunification of Taiwan with the mainland by force, in a rare move by a Chinese intellectual to openly challenge the government's policy on the island. Zheng Yefu, a 71-year-old sociologist, warned that a military threat to Taiwan would prevent peaceful unification and could even lead to a war among nuclear powers including the United States, while emphasizing the importance of fostering anti-war public sentiment. Click here to read...

China ‘flexes muscles’ at US, Japan: Taipei Times
January 25, 2022

China on Sunday sent 39 warplanes — mostly fighter jets — into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), in its second-largest single-day incursion, the Ministry of National Defense said. Thirteen warplanes entered the zone yesterday, it added. Click here to read...

China's Tencent fires 70 staff, blacklists 13 firms in anti-graft campaign: Reuters
January 25, 2022

Tencent Holdings, China's biggest social media and video games company, on Tuesday said it fired nearly 70 staff over bribery and embezzlement incidents last year and named 13 companies it had blacklisted from future contracts. Tencent said in a social media post that it had also reported more than 10 people to authorities over their actions. Click here to read...

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