China: Daily Scan, February 02, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta
Xi-Putin get-together for Winter Olympics to open new chapter in China-Russia relations: China Military
February 2, 2022

China is celebrating the Chinese New Year and under a global gaze for hosting the Winter Olympics. Adding to its festive mood is Russian President Vladimir Putin's scheduled visit and attendance at the opening ceremony of the grand sports event. Nearly three years after Putin's last visit to China, the trip will witness the 38th meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Russian president since 2013. Click here to read...

Beijing 2022 torch relay kicks off with astronaut, celebrity athletes, Galwan Valley hero as torchbearers: Global Times
February 2, 2022

Fourteen years after 2008, the Olympic flame took another historic run in Beijing, the only city in the world to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, amid the festive atmosphere of Chinese New Year. In the torch relay on Wednesday, about 130 people, including sports legends, anti-COVID heroes, and space scientists, participated in the relay, ranging in age from 41 to 80. Click here to read...

Chinese nuclear giant signs agreement with Argentina to establish Hualong One station: Global Times
February 2, 2022

Chinese nuclear giant China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) signed an agreement with a company in Argentina to establish a nuclear station with CNNC's Hualong One technology, a third-generation pressurized water reactor, according to a public statement released by the CNNC on Tuesday. Click here to read...

China's auto exports top 2 mln in 2021: People’s Daily
February 2, 2022

China's automobile exports doubled year on year to nearly 2.02 million units in 2021, latest data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showed. Last year the country's total exports for the year exceeded 2 million units for the first time, according to the association. Click here to read...

Rule 50 on political protests a conundrum for athletes in Beijing: Reuters
February 1, 2022

Athletes considering staging political protests during the Beijing 2022 Winter Games will have to negotiate the International Olympic Committee's Rule 50 which originally banned such behaviour but now offers more freedom. Click here to read...

Artist behind Bird's Nest laments use of Olympic venue for propaganda: Kyodo
February 2, 2022

World-renowned Chinese artist in exile Ai Weiwei has lamented the use in Chinese government propaganda of the Bird's Nest national stadium he helped to design for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, saying it subverts the original intention to embody democracy and freedom. Click here to read...

U.S. trade official says China failed to meet 'Phase 1' commitments: Reuters
February 2, 2022

China has failed to meet its commitments under a two-year "Phase 1" trade deal that expired at the end of 2021, and discussions are continuing with Beijing on the matter, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi said on Tuesday. "You know, it is really clear that the Chinese haven't met their commitment in Phase 1. That's something we're trying to address," Bianchi told a virtual forum hosted by the Washington International Trade Association. Click here to read...

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