China: Daily Scan, February 10, 2022
Kota Mallikarjuna Gupta, Research Associate, VIF
Former Supreme court official arrested for taking bribes: Xinhuanet
February 10, 2022

Meng Xiang, former chief of the enforcement bureau of the Supreme People's Court, has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday. The National Supervisory Commission has completed the investigation into his case and handed it over to prosecuting agencies, the SPP added. Click here to read...

China's former banking regulatory official arrested for suspected bribery, power abuse: Xinhuanet

February 10, 2022

Cai Esheng, former vice chairman of the now defunct China Banking Regulatory Commission, was arrested on suspicion of bribery and abuse of power, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday. Click here to read...

China rebukes U.S. for cobbling together cliques by drawing ideological line: Xinhuanet
February 10, 2022

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday said that the United States forces other countries to accept its democratic standards and cobbles together cliques by drawing the ideological line, which is sheer betrayal to democracy. According to reports, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is going to attend the fourth ministerial-level meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) foreign ministers in Australia. At a press briefing via teleconference, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink said that part of that discussion will relate to the challenges that China poses to democratic values and the international order. Click here to read...

Military issues new set of rules for honor system: China Military
February 10, 2022

China overhauled its military honor system recently by issuing a set of rules. The Regulation on the Armed Forces' Honor System sets three major categories of honor-one for service members' exploits during wartime, another for their work during peacetime and the third for efforts during massive noncombat operations-and also establishes special honors for commanding officers. Click here to read...

China’s shipbuilding industry keeps global lead in 2021: People’s Daily

February 10, 2022

China’s shipbuilding industry continued to take the lead globally last year, with three major indicators in the sector - completion volume of ships, new shipbuilding orders and holding order volumes - all in leading positions worldwide. The country’s completion volume of ships rose by 3 percent year on year to 39.7 million deadweight tons (dwt) in 2021, data from the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) showed. The 2021 shipbuilding output accounted for 47.2 percent of the world’s total, 4.1 percentage points higher than that in 2020. Click here to read...

BBC's China-Nepal border dispute hype a 'smear campaign': Global Times
February 10, 2022

The BBC recently hyped the baseless claim of China encroaching on Nepal's territory, which has been repeatedly denied by both countries, with observers saying the BBC's report is part of a smear campaign against China amid applause for the Beijing Winter Olympics. Click here to read...

Regular appearances of improved J-11B fighter indicate massive upgrade program: analysts: Global Times
February 10, 2022

The upgraded version of China's J-11B fighter jet, characterized by its white radar dome compared with the original version's black one, has featured in several recent official reports, with analysts saying that this could be an indication that more original J-11Bs will be upgraded to the latest variant in the near future. Click here to read...

China and Russia accelerate energy cooperation with Eastern Gas Pipeline in full swing: Global Times
February 10, 2022

The underwater shield crossing project that passes through the Yangtze River of China-Russia Eastern Gas Pipeline is in full swing, which is the key project of the southern section of the China-Russia Eastern Gas Pipeline, with a total length of 10.226 kilometers, the longest tunnel under construction across the Yangtze River. Click here to read...

China revises draft rules on data security for business sectors: Reuters
February 10, 2022

China's industry ministry published revisions to draft rules on Thursday dictating how companies and localities should manage data, bringing more specificity to the country's evolving data governance regime. Click here to read...

China hopes U.S. will remove tariffs, end sanctions to create conditions for trade: Reuters
February 10, 2022

China hopes the United States will remove additional tariffs on Chinese goods and end its sanctions and crackdowns as soon as possible to create conditions for trade cooperation, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday. Gao Feng, ministry spokesman, made the comments at a regular briefing. Click here to read...

China’s digital yuan not a backup amid a financial crisis, and there’s ‘no incentive’ to move money: South China Morning Post
February 10, 2022

China will not be pressured into raising the limit on the amount of money that can be held within its central bank digital currency even in the face of a financial crisis, according to the head of its e-CNY department within the central bank. Use of the yet-to-be launched digital yuan is currently limited to 11 cities plus inside venues used for the ongoing Winter Olympics as part of a pilot programme, which will soon also include Hong Kong. Click here to read...

Race to 6G: Chinese researchers declare data streaming record with whirling radio waves: South China Morning Post
February 10, 2022

Chinese researchers say they have achieved a record data streaming speed using a revolutionary technology that could help China take the lead in the global race for next-gen wireless communication, or 6G. Using vortex millimetre waves, a form of extremely high-frequency radio wave with rapidly changing spins, the researchers transmitted 1 terabyte of data over 1km (3,300 feet) in a second. Click here to read...

China resumes R&D push with record US$441b outlay in 2021: South China Morning Post
February 9, 2022

China spent a record 2.79 trillion yuan (US$441.3 billion) on research and development last year, an increase of more than 14 per cent over 2020 – when nationwide lockdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic saw the country post its lowest GDP growth in decades. The R&D spending growth rate in 2021 was more than 40 per cent higher than in the previous year, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said in releasing the data. Click here to read...

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