China: Daily Scan, December 2, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China to accelerate training of high-quality workers, skilled talent: Xinhuanet
December 1, 2021

China will speed up efforts to train high-quality workers and talent with technical skills, a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. A plan for vocational skills training during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) was reviewed and approved at the meeting. Click here to read...

China to clear arrears owed to SMEs, ensure wage payment to migrant workers: Xinhuanet
December 1, 2021

China will take measures to clear arrears owed to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and ensure migrant workers' wages are paid on time and in full, the State Council's Executive Meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.The meeting noted the relatively fast increase in the accounts receivable of SMEs and rising incidences of delinquent payment this year due to the complex and challenging circumstances at home and abroad, sporadic COVID-19 cases in multiple places and other factors. Click here to read...

China rolls out multiple measures to enrich rural residents' cultural life: Quishi
December 2, 2021

In fully implementing the rural vitalization strategy, China has emphasized cultural and ethical advancement and improvement in social etiquette and civility in rural areas while boosting the economic development of these areas and improving the living standards of rural residents. Various regions across China have constantly promoted the development and prosperity of rural culture by improving infrastructure, introducing high-quality cultural resources into villages, and scientifically protecting and utilizing traditional rural culture. Click here to read...

85 pct of China's population to speak Mandarin by 2025: Xinhuanet
December 1, 2021

The number of Chinese people who speak Putonghua, or Mandarin Chinese, will be increased to 85 percent of China's population by 2025, according to a recent circular. The circular, released by the Ministry of Education, stressed the fundamental role that schools play in the teaching of the standardized Chinese language and characters. Click here to read...

Former senior provincial official under probe: Xinhuanet
December 1, 2021

Zhang Jinghua, former deputy secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), is being investigated for suspected severe violations of discipline and law. The investigation is being conducted by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission, according to a statement released on Wednesday. Click here to read...

China firmly opposes Abe's remarks on Taiwan: People’s Daily
December 2, 2021

China on Wednesday expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent remarks on Taiwan. "Abe, in disregard of the basic norms governing international relations and the principles set out in the four political documents between China and Japan, flagrantly made irresponsible remarks on Taiwan and stirred in China's internal affairs," spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a daily press briefing. Click here to read...

Antarctic meteorological stations start formal operation: People’s Daily
December 2, 2021

Two more meteorological stations of China in the Antarctica began formal operation Wednesday to help the country obtain long-term and continuous observational data on the continent, said the China Meteorological Administration. The two automatic stations, located at China's Antarctic research bases, Kunlun and Taishan stations, were set up by China's Antarctic expedition teams in 2017 and 2012, respectively. Click here to read...

Celebrities’ promotion of vegetarian lifestyle meets with criticism, mockery online: Global Times
December 1, 2021

Some Chinese entertainers' promotion of people adopting a vegetarian lifestyle on social media recently met with widespread criticism and mockery online, as many netizens claimed such a lifestyle is not healthy for the public, and they decried the celebrities' blind worship of the West. Zhang Jingchu and Tao Hong, both well-known Chinese actresses, appeared in a 45-minute documentary, during which they promoted the idea that eating vegetables is healthy while eating meat is cruel and unnecessary from a nutritional perspective. Click here to read...

Chinese embassy urges nationals in 3 provinces of DR Congo to evacuate immediately: Global Times
December 1, 2021

The Chinese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) issued an urgent notice requesting Chinese nationals in the three eastern provinces of DRC -- Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu -- to report their information to the embassy and evacuate immediately after a number of vicious cases of armed robbery and kidnapping of Chinese nationals took place in the region. Click here to read...

China builds UAV-based marine meteorological observation system: China Daily
December 2, 2021

China has made a major step forward in building an airborne marine meteorological observation system based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), a vital step to strengthen its meteorological services capabilities. The China-developed Wing Loong-10 UAV has successfully completed a scientific research and experiment test mission on marine meteorological observation on Nov 27. It pioneered in the country the use of one UAV platform to conduct the multi-modes metrological collaborative observation. Click here to read...

WTA pulls tennis tournaments from China over Peng Shuai’s ‘silencing by Beijing’ in wake of sexual abuse remarks: South China Morning Post
December 2, 2021

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced on Wednesday that it would suspend all of its tournaments in China, a dramatic escalation in the global reaction to Beijing’s censorship of an explosive sexual assault claim by Chinese tennis pro Peng Shuai. “In good conscience, I don’t see how I can ask our athletes to compete [in China] when Peng Shuai is not allowed to communicate freely and has seemingly been pressured to contradict her allegation of sexual assault,” Steve Simon, the WTA’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. Click here to read...

China’s manufacturing advantage at risk as restrictions mount and competition intensifies, leading engineer warns: South China Morning Post
December 2, 2021

Years of imitating others’ innovations and relying on imports are among the reasons China is still a long way from becoming a hi-tech manufacturing powerhouse, according to a leading engineer who advises the Chinese government. “The next 15 years will be a critical period for our nation’s manufacturing industry to grow stronger,” Chen Xuedong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said at an event in Beijing on Saturday. Click here to read...

China protested Indonesian drilling, military exercises: Reuters
December 1, 2021

China told Indonesia to stop drilling for oil and natural gas in maritime territory that both countries regard as their own during a months-long standoff in the South China Sea earlier this year, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The unprecedented demand, which has not previously been reported, elevated tensions over natural resources between the two countries in a volatile area of global strategic and economic importance. Click here to read...

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