China: Daily Scan, January 11, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Former senior provincial legislator expelled from CPC: Xinhuanet
January 10, 2022

Song Taiping, a former senior legislator in north China's Hebei Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for grave violations of Party discipline and laws, authorities announced here Monday. The announcement came after an investigation into Song's case conducted by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission upon the approval of the CPC Central Committee. .Click here to read...

Chinese VP stresses exchanges, mutual learning among civilizations: Xinhuanet
January 10, 2022

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said Monday that promoting exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations is a major task to achieve world peace and development, as well as a better life for the people. Wang made the remarks when delivering a video speech to the opening ceremony of the 2nd Dialogue on Exchanges and Mutual Learning among Civilizations. .Click here to read...

China to accelerate key projects in 14th Five-Year plan: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022

China will accelerate the implementation of major projects outlined in the 14th Five-Year (2021-2025) plan for social and economic development with expanded investment, the State Council, or the cabinet, has decided. .Click here to read...

China's steel output declines in 2021: Xinhuanet
January 10, 2022

China's steel output declined in 2021 amid the country's endeavor to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. The country produced an estimate of 1.03 billion tonnes of steel last year, down 35 million tonnes from 2020, said the China Iron and Steel Association on Monday. .Click here to read...

Ministry maps out plans for sci-tech for 2022: Quishi
January 10, 2022

China will carry out major research projects, support the growth of science and technology companies, train more quality talents and contribute more to global science projects and governance this year, the Ministry of Science and Technology said on Thursday.Click here to read...

China, Sri Lanka to restart FTA talks using RCEP and double engines of Colombo Port City and Hambantota Port projects, says Chinese FM: Global Times
January 10, 2022

During a meeting with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Sunday, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on China and Sri Lanka to discuss the restart of talks on free trade agreement by tapping the opportunities of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement and China's vast market. Wang said the Colombo Port City and Hambantota Port projects could be engines for pushing forward bilateral cooperation. .Click here to read...

PLA Navy’s 2nd Type 055 large destroyer holds New Year drills, ‘forms operational capability’: Global Times
January 10, 2022

The Lhasa, the second Type 055 10,000 ton-class large destroyer of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, has been holding intensive maritime drills since the start of 2022, with experts saying on Monday that the warship has formed operational capability and is expected to join important missions this year. .Click here to read...

Chinese PV suppliers ponder market potential in Afghanistan: Global Times
January 10, 2022

Chinese photovoltaic (PV) suppliers are eyeing opportunities in Afghanistan amid the growing expectation of more cooperation from the Afghan government and businesses there, where electricity supplies are uncertain. The Chinese business representative group called Chinatown in Kabul is in close contact with several domestic PV companies about doing business in the Central Asian country, the Global Times learned. .Click here to read...

Chinese private tutoring giant New Oriental sees revenues shrink by 80%, dismissal of 60,000 employees, says founder: Global Times
January 10, 2022

New Oriental's market value evaporated by 90 percent, alongside an 80 percent slump in its operating revenues and a dismissal of 60,000 employees, Yu Minhong, founder of the Chinese private education giant disclosed on Saturday, attributing the fallout to the regulatory toughening over private tutoring and other uncertainties. .Click here to read...

As China’s Covid-19 test kit orders surge globally, manufacturers are hiring en masse to meet demand: South China Morning Post
January 10, 2022

China’s manufacturers of Covid-19 testing kits are racing to keep up with surging demand, both domestically and abroad, as the world grapples with a spike in cases caused by the highly infectious Omicron and Delta variants. “We’ve hired more than 200 temp workers in the past two months to keep up with the robust amount of orders we got from Europe and Bangladesh,” said Zhang Shuwen, general manager at Nanjing-based Liming Bio, which makes and exports the testing kits. .Click here to read...

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