China: Daily Scan, November 16, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Xi calls for sound, steady China-U.S. relationship: Xinhuanet
November 16, 2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for developing a sound and steady China-U.S. relationship during a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden. Xi said China and the United States should respect each other, coexist in peace, pursue win-win cooperation, and manage domestic affairs well while shouldering international responsibilities. Click here to read...

Xi's article on arming Party with Marxism & innovative theories of its adaptation to Chinese context to be published: Xinhuanet
November 15, 2021

An article by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on arming the whole Party with Marxism and the innovative theories of its adaptation to the Chinese context will be published. The article by Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, will be published on Tuesday in this year's 22nd issue of the Qiushi Journal, a flagship magazine of the CPC Central Committee. Click here to read...

China's aviation industry showcases latest military products at Dubai Airshow: China Military
November 15, 2021

The 2021 Dubai Airshow officially kicked off at the Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Center, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on November 14, local time. China's aviation industry brought a series of key military trade products to the exhibition this year, fully showing the innovation-driven development it has made in the military trade products. This is also the first time that the Chinese military aviation sector has systematically exhibited its products in a large comprehensive international airshow abroad since the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read...

Adjustments afoot to address imbalances: China Daily
November 16, 2021

Nation to keep securing supplies amid commodity price hikes, assist sectors More policy fine-tuning is likely in the pipeline to consolidate China's economic recovery that stayed steady in October but has come under emerging pressure from fresh COVID-19 cases and a slowing property sector, officials and experts said on Monday. "Stronger efforts should be made to keep the economy recovering steadily," said Fu Linghui, a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics. Click here to read...

Draft regulation expected to bolster data security :China Daily
November 16, 2021

A draft regulation on protecting internet data security guarantees the implementation of necessary laws and will play a big role in ensuring internet entities shoulder their responsibilities, experts said. The draft management regulation, issued on Sunday by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country's top internet regulator, specifies the provisions of the Cybersecurity Law, the Data Security Law and the Personal Information Protection Law, and interprets principles in the laws by listing examples and situations. Click here to read...

Chinese granular silicon superior, certificate shows: China Daily
November 15, 2021

To support the country's effort to reduce carbon emissions and meet downstream demand for solar materials, Chinese photovoltaic supplier GDL-Poly Energy Holding has been working on a new project using advanced technologies. On Oct 27, the company obtained a carbon footprint certificate for granular silicon issued by France's Agency of Environment and Energy Control. It is the first carbon footprint certification of its kind for a Chinese company issued by an international organization. It shows China's favorable position globally in carbon reduction in the granular silicon field. Click here to read...

Number of newly married couples drops 17.5% compared with 2019: Global Times
November 16, 2021

The number of newly married couples in China in the first three quarters has plummeted by 17.5 percent compared with 2019. Young people's willingness to get married is declining both in cities and the countryside. According to statistics from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs, there were 5.88 million newly married couples in the first three quarters of 2021, 17.5 percent less than in the same period of 2019. Click here to read...

Teamwork of manned and unmanned submersibles marks China's major strides in deep-sea exploration: Global Times
November 14, 2021

China has delivered a successful coordinated deep-sea exploration trial with the country's unmanned submersible Haidou-1 and the manned Fendouzhe, or Striver, marking major strides from "entering" to "expediting" in the field. With the help of Striver, Haidou-1 has become the first in the world to conduct a large-scale near-bottom topographic survey in the western depression of the Challenger Deep during a scientific expedition to the Mariana TrenchClick here to read...

Chinese travel blogger jailed for 7 months over ‘disrespectful’ photos at soldiers’ cemetery: South China Morning Post
November 16, 2021

A travel blogger has been jailed for seven months after posting pictures of himself in “disrespectful poses” at a cemetery for Chinese soldiers in Xinjiang, according to state media. Li Qixian – who was blogging under the name Xiao Xian Jayson – had shared nine photographs on social media platforms WeChat and Xiaohongshu in July after visiting the Kangxiwa Martyrs’ Cemetery in Xinjiang, captioning them with the Chinese characters for “respect”. But two of the photos drew widespread criticism online, with many claiming that Li appeared to show no respect for the veterans buried in the cemetery, including a soldier who died in a clash on the Indian border last year. Click here to read...

Chinese bombers in night drills amid Taiwan, South China Sea tensions: South China Morning Post
November 15, 2021

The Chinese navy has stepped up assault training and combat readiness with a series of night bombing drills in waters off the southern island of Hainan. The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Southern Theatre Command said on Sunday that dozens of bombers from a naval aviation regiment carried out patrols earlier this month to improve the crews’ stamina and situational awareness at night. In the “high intensity” exercise, H-6J bombers practised fending off ship and ground attacks as well as firing tactics. Click here to read...

World tennis body calls for inquiry into sex assault allegation by Chinese player Peng Shuai: South China Morning Post
November 15, 2021

The Women’s Tennis Association on Sunday called for a “full, transparent investigation” into Chinese player Peng Shuai’s allegations of sexual assault against a former senior Chinese leader and demanded an end to censorship of the former top-ranked doubles player in China. Peng, 35, alleged on social media in China early this month she was coerced into sex by the former leader in 2019 and maintained a sexual relationship with him until October. Peng’s post, which was deleted about half an hour after it was published, stated that she could not provide any evidence to prove her allegations. Click here to read...

COP26 summit: China’s climate commitments in the spotlight after coal pledge is watered down: South China Morning Post
November 15, 2021

The conclusion of the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow left many disappointed after a pledge on phasing out the use of coal was watered down following an intervention by China and India. The agreement, issued on Saturday, did not achieve its most ambitious object, of making all signatories commit to a target of limiting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. The last-minute intervention by India and China also saw a pledge to “phase out” the use of coal downgraded to one to “phase down” its use instead – a change criticised by representatives of many island states that are most at risk from rising sea levels. Click here to read...

China’s factory output, sales jump last month: Taipei Times
November 16, 2021

China’s economy showed signs of stabilizing last month, with retail sales and factory output beating expectations as a power supply crisis appeared to ease, data released yesterday showed. The recovery in the world’s second-largest economy has been losing steam for much of the year after a swift bounceback from harsh lockdowns to contain COVID-19, with officials earlier citing an “unstable and uneven” economic rebound. Power outages in the past few months caused by emission reduction targets, the surging price of coal and supply shortages also affected factory production. Click here to read...

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