China: Daily Scan, November 1, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Regional broadcasters cautioned over excessive entertainment: Xinhuanet
October 29, 2021

Four regional broadcasters were summoned for an inquiry on Friday for airing excessive entertainment programs in their satellite TV services. The broadcasters under question are the regional radio and TV stations of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hunan. During the inquiry, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the National Radio and Television Administration did acknowledge the contribution of the four regional broadcasters in promoting mainstream values and spreading positive energy in recent years. Click here to read...

State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
October 29, 2021

The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials on Friday. Deng Xiaogang was appointed vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs, the State Council said in a statement. Zhao Junning was appointed deputy head of the National Medical Products Administration. Wu Kongming was named president of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Click here to read...

Senior CPC official urges enhanced supervision, education for political, legal workers: Xinhuanet
October 30, 2021

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Friday urged enhanced supervision and education for political and legal workers, and more effective rectification of wrongdoings found in the process. Click here to read...

China's personal information law comes into effect: Xinhuanet
November 1, 2021

China's law on personal information protection came into effect on Monday.The law, adopted at the 30th session of the 13th National People's Congress Standing Committee in August, has detailed provisions to strengthen the protection of personal information, especially that of online platform users. Click here to read...

Xi urges concrete actions to address climate change, energy issues: China Military
November 1, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called on the international community to take concrete actions to address climate change and energy issues. Xi made the remarks while addressing the 16th G20 Leaders' Summit via video link in Beijing. Climate change and energy issues are today's prominent global challenges, which concern the common interests of the international community and the future of the Earth, Xi said. Click here to read...

Report finds only 13 percent of young consumers in China are not in debt: People’s Daily
November 01, 2021

A report on the consumption behavior of young people in China has found that the younger generation of Chinese consumers, primarily people aged between 18 and 32 years old, has jumped forcefully onto the consumption wagon. By the end of 2021, consumers under the age of 35 are expected to contribute 65 percent to the overall consumption growth in China. Buying now and paying later has become a way of life for young consumers, according to a report jointly released by Bank of China Consumer Finance and Datagoo, a data platform under Time Media Group, based in Guangzhou. Click here to read...

China's first hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotive starts trial run: People’s Daily
October 29, 2021

The first China-developed hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotive started a trial run on Friday on a railway line for coal transport in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The hydrogen energy locomotive project was jointly launched by the Inner Mongolia subsidiary of the State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC), CRRC Datong Co., Ltd., and the Hydrogen Energy Co., Ltd. of SPIC. Click here to read...

PLA plateau troops get portable individual oxygen supply devices for soldiers: Global Times
October 31, 2021

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been commissioning individual portable oxygen supply devices for soldiers in a move to ensure the troops' top combat capabilities in high-altitude plateau regions. Since last year, the Logistics Support Department of the Central Military Commission (CMC) started to provide PLA plateau troops with individual oxygen supply devices, including portable oxygen cylinders, portable oxygen generators and solid oxygen plants, the PLA Daily reported on Sunday. Click here to read...

Maiden flight of China's carrier-based stealth fighter spotted, 'aircraft to rival F-35': Global Times
October 31, 2021

China's next-generation aircraft carrier-based fighter jet made its long-expected maiden flight recently, foreign media outlets reported, with unverified photos of the prototype warplane in the sky circulating on social media platforms. If true, this would mean a tremendous step for China's aircraft carrier program, observers said. Click here to read...

China applies to join DEPA in boost for global digital trade: Global Times
October 31, 2021

China has applied to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA), an international agreement that establishes approaches and collaboration in digital trade issues, a move that experts say could help Chinese digital companies tap overseas markets more easily as they face increasing crackdowns from certain countries, particularly the US, by seeking to establish a globally recognized cooperative mechanism for cross-border digital trade. Click here to read...

Beijing names and shames costly local government projects in bid to curb debt: South China Morning Post
October 29, 2021

Beijing has named and shamed eight local government projects in four western provinces as part of its push to rein in mounting local government debt and excessive borrowing in the property sector. The State Council, the country’s cabinet, rebuked local officials over their loose debt policies and told them to “strictly follow fiscal discipline”. It also warned it would step up scrutiny of local government infrastructure spending and projects. Click here to read...

China's falling factory activity a sign of economic woes ahead: Reuters
November 1, 2021

China's factory activity contracted more than expected in October to shrink for a second month, hurt by persistently high raw material prices and softer domestic demand, pointing to more economic disquiet in the final quarter of 2021. The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) was at 49.2 in October, down from 49.6 in September, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Sunday. Click here to read...

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