China: Daily Scan, November 10, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
China Coast Guard holds first high-level meeting with Pakistani counterpart: Xinhuanet
November 10, 2021

The China Coast Guard (CCG) and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency have held their first high-level meeting, via video link, with both sides vowing further cooperation for maritime law enforcement. During their virtual meeting on Monday, both sides reviewed the gains from their cooperation in recent years, discussed the direction for future cooperation and exchanged views on issues of mutual concern, according to a CCG statement. Click here to read...

China reiterates crackdown on advertising off-campus tutoring: Xinhuanet

November 10, 2021

Chinese authorities have issued a notice on regulating the advertisement of off-campus tutoring, making clear work plans on the issue, according to the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) on Tuesday. The notice was jointly published by nine regulators, including the SAMR, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the Cyberspace Administration of China and the Ministry of Education. Click here to read...

New-type militia groups in Xizang help enhance defense capabilities: China Military

November 9, 2021

In late autumn, a joint search and rescue task was carried out on Kuoqiong Gangri glacier in Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region. At an altitude of 5,500 meters, members of the Snow Wolf Mountaineering Expedition, a new-type militia group founded just one year ago, collaborated with the mobile rescue troops under the Xizang Contingent of the People’s Armed Police Force (PAP) and an aerial rescue squadron of an army aviation brigade for a joint search and rescue task. Click here to read...

Companies respond to US chip survey but withhold key data: People’s Daily
November 10, 2021

More than 30 foreign and domestic chip companies have submitted data as requested by the United States government to address a chip shortage crisis, but they withheld key information that they consider sensitive. In September, the US Commerce Department, in a move described by one observer as "counterproductive", asked major semiconductor manufacturers and buyers, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, or TSMC, Samsung, Intel and Apple, to provide information on inventories and sales of chips by Monday. Click here to read...

PLA at China-India border has upgraded logistics to brave winter: Global Times
November 9, 2021

Chinese frontline troops at the China-India border are getting prepared in logistics for the upcoming winter, with several new measures and facilities revealed for the first time to improve the living and working condition of officers and soldiers, which have further boosted their morale as well as the capability to patrol and execute tasks in the high-altitude region during harsh weather.Click here to read...

Hydrogen cars to take off despite high costs, lack of infrastructure: Global Times

November 9, 2021

As electric car companies continue to grow rapidly in China, another type of new-energy vehicle (NEV) - hydrogen-powered vehicles, are also starting to join the race. Alongside a silver-colored NEXO car at the Hyundai booth during the fourth China International Import Expo (CIIE), a representative from the South Korean car giant is besieged by all kinds of questions from a gathering crowd of onlookers. Click here to read...

Beijing responds to US lawmakers’ Taiwan visit with joint forces patrol: South China Morning Post
November 10, 2021

Beijing staged a joint combat readiness patrol towards Taiwan on Tuesday, coinciding with the arrival of a US congressional delegation – on board a military aircraft – to the self-ruled island. According to a brief notice issued by the PLA’s Eastern Theatre Command, the patrol was conducted near the Taiwan Strait to further improve the joint combat capability of “multiple military services and branches”. Click here to read...

COP26: China says it does not want climate solutions held up by disagreement over global warming goal: South China Morning Post
November 9, 2021

China does not want differences over specific climate targets to hold up action on bigger issues at COP26, according to Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua. Xie said a major hurdle at the talks had been the suggestion by some countries to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. That target is more ambitious than the one laid out in the 2015 Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius and pursue efforts to control it within 1.5 degrees. Click here to read...

Taiwan defense report focuses on China's "grey zone" coercion: Kyodo News
November 9, 2021

China is becoming more diversified in its threat against Taiwan through military and nonmilitary means such as the "grey zone" threats to secure a strategic advantage, Taiwan's defense ministry said in its biennial defense white paper. The 2021 National Defense Report was referring to Chinese activities that involve military and nonmilitary forms of assertiveness and coercion aimed at achieving strategic goals without provoking actual conflict. Click here to read...

Cross-strait education exchanges must adhere to Taiwan law, says MOE: Focus Taiwan
November 10, 2021

Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung on Tuesday warned all Taiwan-based colleges and universities that they are not permitted to engage in activities with Chinese individuals, groups or agencies outside the confines of Taiwan law. Citing the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has warned tertiary institutions that any exchanges with China deemed as non-academic are unlawful, Pan said. Click here to read...

China's factory inflation hits 26-year high as power crunch bites: Reuters
November 10, 2021

China's factory gate inflation hit a 26-year high in October as coal prices soared amid a power crunch in the country's industrial heartland, further squeezing profit margins for producers and heightening stagflation concerns. The producer price index climbed 13.5% from a year earlier, faster than the 10.7% rise in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement. Click here to read...

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