China: Daily Scan, November 26, 2021
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta
Political, legal workers urged to follow guiding principles of key CPC plenum: Xinhuanet
November 26, 2021

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday urged political and legal workers nationwide to study and implement the guiding principles of the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee. Guo Shengkun, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a commission meeting. Click here to read...

China to improve management and utilization of special local government bonds: Xinhuanet
November 25, 2021

China will refine the management of special local government bonds, optimize utilization of the funds and strengthen their supervision, the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. Since the beginning of this year, in accordance with the newly-added quota approved by the National People's Congress, local authorities have issued and utilized special local government bonds as appropriate, providing a strong underpinning for the development of key projects and major livelihood programs. Click here to read...

China issues white paper on China-Africa cooperation in new era: Xinhuanet
November 26, 2021

China's State Council Information Office on Friday issued a white paper detailing the country's cooperation with Africa in the new era. The white paper, titled "China and Africa in the New Era: A Partnership of Equals," said shared past experiences and similar aims and goals have brought China and Africa close together. Click here to read...

5G, AI combine to empower wide array of socio-economic fields in China: People’s Daily
November 25, 2021

In recent years, China has witnessed nonstop expansion in the integration of its 5G industry with other high-tech technologies, such as the Internet of Things and big data, which have been applied in various socio-economic fields that range from public service delivery and the construction of an Industrial Internet to the roll out of smart cities and intelligent communities. Click here to read...

Chinese women's federation issues evidence guide on domestic violence: People’s Daily
November 26, 2021

The All-China Women's Federation has released a guide on collecting evidence of domestic violence amid efforts to help victims safeguard their legitimate rights and interests. The guide lists validate evidence of domestic violence, including proof of police involvement, police caution for domestic violence, and proof of support from women's federations, social organizations, and employers. The lists also validate medical records and bills, recordings of the abusive process, written undertakings to stop abusive behavior, and testimony of witnesses. Click here to read...

China announces ambitious plans for commercial space sector: Global Times
November 25, 2021

China has announced a number of ambitious plans for the country's commercial space sector at the seventh China Commercial Aerospace Forum that opened in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, on Thursday. Some of the highlights include the rollout of a new remote sensing constellation scheme, the next-stage layout for China's space-borne Internet-of-Things (IoT) project, and arrangements for the Kuaizhou 1A launch vehicle for commercial spaceflights. Click here to read...

China upgrades cold-resistant clothing for border troops: Global Times
November 25, 2021

China recently developed new cold-resistant clothing and equipment for plateau operations, in a move analysts said on Thursday will support border defense troops stationed in high-altitude regions to overcome the harsh winter. Upgrading clothing and equipment for a second consecutive year shows the focus of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on its border defense troops’ quality of life and combat capability amid a border standoff with India, they said. Click here to read...

Chinese cities suspend rooftop PV power projects for exceeding grid capacity: Global Times
November 25, 2021

A number of areas in China have held off on the projects for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) power generation, as the application projects have exceeded grid capacity creating potential safety hazards, after the National Energy Administration (NEA) in June released a statement aiming to promote the rooftop PV power projects to achieve the country's double targets of carbon peak and carbon neutrality. Click here to read...

China urges Japan against diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics: Kyodo
November 25, 2021

China on Thursday urged Japan to support the Beijing Olympics, as the United States and other democratic countries are weighing up whether to implement a "diplomatic boycott" of the Winter Games. "China fully supported Japan in hosting the Tokyo Olympics" this summer, so "Japan should have basic faith," Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters. Click here to read...

China’s nominee wins Interpol seat despite concerns of human rights groups: South China Morning Post
November 25, 2021

A Chinese government official has been elected to an oversight role at global crime-fighting body Interpol despite opposition from rights groups and lawmakers from 20 countries.
Hu Binchen, deputy director general of the Chinese public security ministry’s international coordination department, on Thursday won one of two seats representing Asia on the body’s executive committee, Interpol said. Click here to read...

China to roll out trade support amid ‘increasing pressure’ behind the scenes: South China Morning Post
November 25, 2021

China has no reason to be “blindly optimistic” about trade amid increasing headwinds, the country’s vice commerce minister has said, in the latest warning from Beijing about challenges facing the world’s No 2 economy. “Behind the scenes of China’s rapid growth in trade, we must be clear that many trade companies, especially small firms, are facing increasing pressure and difficulties,” Ren Hongbin told a press conference on Wednesday.
“It is common for them not to take orders and they are seeing profits rise less.” Click here to read...

China calls for ‘strict accountability’ at local government levels where funds are misused: South China Morning Post
November 25, 2021

China’s State Council says local governments should be held accountable for wasteful spending, as Beijing seeks to strike a balance between controlling growing debt risks and maintaining steady economic growth. While China’s overall debt level has stabilised and is steadily declining, the economy is facing “new” downward pressure, according to a report by the official Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday after the State Council executive meeting, which was chaired by Premier Li Keqiang. Click here to read...

Baidu, approved for robotaxi services in Beijing: Reuters
November 25, 2021

Chinese tech group Baidu Inc and self-driving startup have won approval to launch paid driverless robotaxi services that will see the firms deploy not more than 100 vehicles in an area in China's capital Beijing. The state-backed Beijing Daily newspaper reported on the approvals on Thursday, citing a ceremony held by the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone, where the 60 square kilometre-large area (23 square miles) is located. Click here to read...

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