China: Daily Scan, September 13, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Vice president of China Development Bank under investigation: Xinhuanet
September 9, 2021

He Xingxiang, vice president of China Development Bank, has been put under investigation for suspected severe discipline and law violations, said the top anti-graft agency on Thursday. He is being investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.
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Xi calls for advancing BRICS cooperation to combat virus, uphold multilateralism: Xinhuanet
September 9, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday called on BRICS countries to promote global solidarity against COVID-19, uphold true multilateralism and enhance economic cooperation for mutual benefits. Addressing the 13th BRICS summit via video link in Beijing, Xi said BRICS should stay resolved, strengthen unity and further enhance the quality of practical cooperation.
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China to maintain healthy, stable, comprehensive development of ties with Vietnam, says Wang Yi: People’s Daily
September 12, 2021

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Saturday that China is ready to join hands with Vietnam to maintain the momentum of healthy, stable and comprehensive development of relations between the two countries. At a meeting with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Wang said under the guidance of the top leaders of the two parties and the two countries, the China-Vietnam relations have been moving forward despite profound changes in international situation and those brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Platforms pledge to curb malpractice in entertainment fandoms: China Daily
September 11, 2021

Chinese internet platforms have pledged to step up efforts to regulate fandom activities, the China Association of Performing Arts announced on Saturday.Posts that defame celebrities, or trigger confrontations or bickering among different fan groups will be removed, and accounts with such content will be banned or shut down, according to a self-discipline convention jointly issued by the association and 14 internet platforms, including SinaWeibo, Douyin and Kuaishou.
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China's first drone test base commissioned: China Daily
September 10, 2021

China's first professional test base for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has been put into service in Jingbian county, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, filling a gap in the country's UAV industry chain.The test base is expected to be built into a national UAV industry comprehensive demonstration area and public service platform.
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One HK district councilor removed, seven in question after first oath-taking ceremony since new rules: Global Times
September 10, 2021

A district councilor in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was immediately disqualified after failing to attend an oath-taking ceremony on Friday, while seven district councilors' oath-taking remain questionable following the first of four planned ceremonies after the city strengthened oath-taking requirements in May.
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HK flight bound for mainland target of bomb threat, no one injured, says HK police: Global Times
September 12, 2021

Hong Kong Police Force confirmed with the Global Times on Sunday that no one was injured on a flight bound for the Chinese mainland from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Saturday with an alleged explosive device turning out to be a live threat. The police said they received a report on Saturday morning which claimed that a bomb was placed on an aircraft departing from Hong Kong to Beijing at 10:40 am.
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China’s genetic profiling research faces pushback from academic journals over ethics concerns: South China Morning Post
September 12, 2021

Some of the world’s biggest academic publishers are investigating research papers containing genetic or facial information on minorities amid allegations of ethical violations in the gathering of the data. Much of the research in question stems from China.Concern about such profiling of marginalised groups has led to calls for the retraction of published research papers from China. In at least one case, several scientists on the board of a major US publishing house resigned over the issue.
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Beijing ramps up drills and tests its ability to seize an island:South China Morning Post
September 9, 2021

The Chinese military is ramping up its presence in the South China Sea and enhancing its ability to seize an island, despite military friction with the United States in the region.
An area in the west of the Leizhou Peninsula will be cordoned off to traffic on Thursday and Friday, because of “live-fire exercises”, according to a notice by China’s Maritime Administration.
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Regional stability ‘at risk’ from China’s growing use of military drones: South China Morning Post
September 11, 2021

China’s growing unmanned aircraft capabilities and focus on increasingly sophisticated military drones are causing headaches for its neighbours and risking regional stability.
Three Chinese military drones were spotted near Japan in late August, prompting Tokyo to scramble fighters to investigate their activities. Accompanying the drones were a Shaanxi Y-8Q maritime patrol plane and a Shaanxi Y-9JB electronic intelligence aircraft, according to Japanese officials.
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The foreign legion of YouTubers defending China: Japan Times
September 12, 2021

With YouTube videos “debunking” allegations of human rights abuses and diatribes on Western “conspiracies” against China, an unlikely set of foreign nationals are loudly defending Beijing from its international critics. They are teachers and business owners from Britain, Colombia and Singapore, a collage of YouTubers garnering fame for their video takedowns of what they say are unfair accusations against Beijing. Videos alternate between praise of China’s rapid development and rebuttals of negative foreign reports about the country.
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