China: Daily Scan, October 19, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
CPC Central Committee plenary session to review key resolution: Xinhuanet
October 18, 2021

The 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will hold its sixth plenary session in Beijing from Nov. 8 to 11, during which a key resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the Party's 100 years of endeavors will be reviewed. This was decided at a meeting of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau on Monday. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting. Click here to read...

China to promote national border and coastal defense infrastructure construction: China Military
October 18, 2021

A meeting aims to promote national border and coastal defense infrastructure construction was held in China's Guangzhou from October 14 to 15. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe, as well as heads of member units of the State Committee of Border and Coastal Defense, and leaders of military and civilian departments from China's border and coastal provinces, attended the meeting. Click here to read...

CPC appoints new Party chiefs for 5 provincial-level regions: China Daily
October 19, 2021

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has announced a decision to appoint new Party chiefs for the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Hunan and the Tibet autonomous region. Click here to read...

West-hyped ‘nuclear-capable hypersonic missile’ is a spacecraft in reusability test; peaceful use of space stressed, says Chinese Foreign Ministry: Global Times
October 18, 2021

It was a routine spacecraft experiment to test the technology of spacecraft reusability, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Monday, responding to the Western media hyping of what they claimed China's launch of a "nuclear-capable hypersonic missile" in August. Zhao made the remarks on Monday during a regular press conference. He was commenting on a Financial Times report that said China launched such a missile which circled the globe before speeding toward its target. The report said the test demonstrated "an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise." Click here to read...

Beijing gets go-ahead to enable foreign access to VPN services: Global Times
October 18, 2021

The State Council, China's cabinet, on Monday gave the green light to Beijing's plan to allow foreign shareholding of no more than 50 percent in domestic virtual private network (VPN) services as part of the capital city's moves to open up its services sector. The opening-up move intends to attract foreign telecom operators to provide VPN services for foreign-invested firms in Beijing via the set-up of joint ventures, according to an announcement posted on the central government's website on Monday. Click here to read...

China's market regulator adds staff in antitrust bureau as crackdown continues: Global Times
October 18, 2021

China's top market regulator is planning to hire more employees in its Beijing head office, with the anti-monopoly bureau getting the largest number of new hires, reflecting the agency's priority to continue the crackdown campaign against monopolies. The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) plans to hire 33 staff in its 2022 civil servant intake, with 18 designated for the anti-monopoly bureau, more than half of the total planned new hires. Click here to read...

China promotes its most sanctioned official to Tibetan party chief: South China Morning Post
October 19, 2021

A senior official sanctioned by the US, Britain, the European Union and Canada for his role in China’s far western Xinjiang region has been appointed to the top job in Tibet. Wang Junzheng’s promotion to party chief of the Tibet autonomous region was announced in Chinese state media on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Communist Party’s picks to join Xinjiang leadership point to focus on security: South China Morning Post
October 18, 2021

Beijing has appointed a Guangdong veteran and two Uygur cadres with significant security and development experience to the Xinjiang Communist Party committee, Xinjiang Daily reported. He Zhongyou, 55, worked for over three decades in the prosperous Guangdong province, and was a top official in Hainan. He has become one of five deputy party secretaries to Chen Quanguo, the Xinjiang party chief since 2016. Click here to read...

China’s semiconductor industry faces a growing talent shortage as Beijing aims for global dominance in chip manufacture: South China Morning Post
October 18, 2021

China faces a chronic shortage of scientific and engineering talent that may hamper its efforts to become a semiconductor superpower and reduce its reliance on imported chips, according to industry figures. The problem is becoming more acute as the fledgling industry evolves amid a dearth of qualified senior professionals, they said. Click here to read...

PRC mulls opening social media content to search: Taipei Times
October 19, 2021

China is considering asking media companies from Tencent Holdings Ltd to ByteDance Ltd to let rivals access and display their content in search results, a move that could further eradicate online barriers and shake up the Internet advertising arena. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is debating rules to make hundreds of millions of articles on Tencent’s WeChat messaging app available via search engines such as that run by Baidu Inc, people familiar with the matter said. Click here to read...

China drafts law to punish parents for children's bad behavior: Reuters
October 18, 2021

China's parliament will consider legislation to punish parents if their young children exhibit "very bad behaviour" or commit crimes. In the draft of the family education promotion law, guardians will be reprimanded and ordered to go through family education guidance programmes if prosecutors find very bad or criminal behaviour in children under their care. Click here to read...

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