China: Daily Scan, December 9, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta
China to further implement administrative penalty law: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

The State Council, China's cabinet, has issued a circular calling for effective and concrete measures to implement the revised administrative penalty law. Training concerning the law for current administrative law-enforcement personnel should be completed by June, the circular required, urging wider publicity for the law. Click here to read...

China unveils 5-year plan to advance agricultural, rural modernization: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

China has released a plan to advance agricultural and rural modernization during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), Deng Xiaogang, vice minister of agricultural and rural affairs, told a press conference on Wednesday. Click here to read...

Guangdong forms China's largest fuel cell vehicle industry cluster: Xinhuanet
December 9, 2021

South China's Guangdong Province has attracted more than 300 hydrogen energy enterprises with the total value of its hydrogen energy industry surpassing 10 billion yuan (about 1.57 billion U.S. dollars), local authorities said Wednesday. The province is taking the lead in China's burgeoning fuel cell-powered vehicle industry and has formed the country's largest fuel cell vehicle industry cluster, according to data released Wednesday during the UNDP Hydrogen Industry Conference 2021 in Guangdong's Foshan City. Click here to read...

Chinese scientists develop legless robot capable of rapid jumping, shifting directions: Xinhuanet
December 8, 2021

A team of Chinese researchers has developed a legless soft robot capable of rapid jumping and agile turning. The robot, measuring 6.5 cm in length and 1.1 grams in weight, can jump 7.68 times its body height and hop forward continuously at a speed of 6.01 times its body length per second. Click here to read...

Board director of China's banknotes printer surrenders to police: Global Times
December 9, 2021

The Board Director of the China Banknote Printing and Minting (CBPM), China's official currency printing company, surrendered to the police, an official statement said on Wednesday. Chen Yaoming, board director and member of the Party committee at the company, is suspected of serious legal and disciplinary violations, according to a statement published Wednesday on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China and the National Supervision Commission of the People's Republic of China. Click here to read...

Chinese internet giants race to the metaverse: Global Times
December 8, 2021

Chinese internet giants scrambled to snag a spot in the metaverse, a concept that has gone viral this year. The country's three online behemoths or "BAT" for Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, which have reaped large profits from the development of the internet over the past decades, have got a head start towards the metaverse, which is widely defined as an alternative digital reality where people work, play and socialize. Click here to read...

Courts have stepped up to foster safe environment in cyberspace: China Daily
December 9, 2021

China has continued to strengthen legal protections for netizens to create a better internet environment and ensure their information is secure. Information technology, as represented by the internet, has created a large space for people's lives, expanded the scope of national governance and elevated the development of China's rule of law in cyberspace to a new stage, said Yang Linping, vice-president of the Supreme People's Court. Click here to read...

China surpasses US in frontier research: China Daily
December 9, 2021

China led the world in seven out of 11 research areas this year in terms of active frontier research, surpassing the United States for the first time, according to a report published on Wednesday. The 2021 Research Fronts report, jointly published by the Institutes of Science and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and global analytics firm Clarivate, identified 171 frontier research topics. Click here to read...

Small cliques counterproductive to 6G development: People’s Daily
December 8, 2021

With major tech power houses worldwide drawing blueprints for the development of 6G -- the next-generation wireless technology, Washington has been in too much of a hurry to form a small clique of allies in a frantic attempt to exclude and suppress China. The curb on China's hi-tech research and innovation is not a fresh story. It clearly exposed Washington's selfish purpose -- to prevent Chinese tech firms from progressing and maintain its long-standing global technological dominance. Click here to read...

Hypersonic flight: Chinese scientists create prototype with an engine design abandoned by Nasa: South China Morning Post
December 9, 2021

A research team in China has built and tested a prototype hypersonic flight engine based on a bold design by a Nasa scientist more than two decades ago.
Unlike most hypersonic aircraft with an engine at the belly, the Two Stage Vehicle (TSV) X-plane proposed by Ming Han Tang – then chief engineer of Nasa’s hypersonic programme in the late 1990s – was driven by two separate engines on the sides.
The engines could work as normal turbine jet engines at lower speed and then switch to a high-speed mode which has no moving parts as the aircraft accelerates to five times the speed of sound, or beyond. Click here to read...

Australia, Britain to join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics: Kyodo
December 8, 2021

Australia and Britain will not send government officials to next year's Beijing Olympics, the two country's prime ministers said Wednesday, joining the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney he decided to bar officials from attending as his government has been rebuffed in its attempts to discuss with China its alleged human rights abuses in its far-western Xinjiang region, as well as various other issues of concern. Click here to read...

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