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 A Guide To Contemporary China

China Holds Japanese Citizen Suspected Of Engaging In Espionage Activities

A Japanese citizen who is suspected of engaging in espionage activities, violating China’s Criminal Law and the Counter-Espionage Law, has been placed under compulsory measures by the relevant authorities in accordance with the criminal procedure law, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said at Thursday’s routine press briefing, commenting on whether China will formally arrest a Japanese citizen suspected of engaging in espionage activities. China’s newly revised Counter-Espionage Law came into effect on July 1, one of the country’s most stringent measures to safeguard national security in the face of an increasingly complex counter-espionage situation.

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Source: China Military

PLA’s Newly Unveiled Armed Recon Drone Possibly Joined Drills Around Taiwan

The newly unveiled KVD002 armed reconnaissance drone of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Army has likely participated in patrols and exercises around the island of Taiwan since 2022, identified then as the CH-4, analysts said on Thursday. Shortly after the KVD002 medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system was displayed for the first time in public at the 6th China Helicopter Exposition held in North China’s Tianjin Municipality last week, media reports emerged to say that the KVD002 is a variant of the highly renowned CH-4 specially customized for the PLA Army. The CH-4 has displayed its capabilities overseas, and it was natural that it won interest from domestic users like the PLA Army, Fu Qianshao, a Chinese military aviation expert, told the Global Times on Thursday. The KVD002 can conduct reconnaissance missions around the island of Taiwan and conduct precision strikes when necessary, Fu said.

Source: Global Times

China’s Ministry Of State Security Claims US’s Infiltration Of Huawei Traces Back To 2009

China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) released an article on Wednesday revealing that the US’s infiltration of Huawei headquarters’ servers can be traced back to 2009. The MSS stated that US intelligence agencies have been resorting to extreme measures to conduct surveillance, espionage, and cyberattacks across multiple countries worldwide, including China. Particularly, the US National Security Agency (NSA), through its Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO) and advanced arsenal, has repeatedly carried out systematic and platform-based attacks on China, attempting to steal important data resources. According to it, TAO began to invade Huawei headquarters’ servers and carry out continuous monitoring back to 2009. The MSS claimed the US controlled tens of thousands of network devices and stole a vast amount of high-value data and added the ability of US intelligence agencies to launch large-scale cyberattacks relied on a diverse range of cyber weapons. Since 2022, China’s cybersecurity agencies have disclosed multiple cyber weapons used by U.S. intelligence agencies, such as Bvp47, Quantum, FOXACID, and Hive.


UNGA President Commends G77 And China For Supporting Multilateralism

UN General Assembly President Dennis Francis on Friday commended the Group of 77 (G77) and China for supporting multilateralism. “At a time when multilateralism is being tested at every turn, the countries of the G77 and China continue to be resolute in their support of the multilateral system,” he told the annual ministerial meeting of the G77 and China, held during the high-level week of the General Assembly. The voice of the group is needed for the pressing implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the reform of the international financial architecture. The fact that the world is off course on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) affects developing countries more than any other group of nations. The members of the G77 and China, therefore, have the most to lose, said Francis. Losing that battle to implement the SDGs would have immense socio-economic repercussions cutting across every sector from health and education, to ocean systems and the rule of law. The G77 and China thus has a responsibility to keep the commitments and ambitions high on the implementation of the SDGs, he said.

Source: CGTN

China-US Launch Economic, Financial Working Groups

China and the United States have decided to establish two working groups in the economic field, China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Friday. The move is to follow through on the important common understandings reached between the presidents of the two countries at their meeting in Bali, and came after the consensus reached by He Lifeng, Chinese Vice Premier and Chinese lead person for China-U.S. economic and trade affairs, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the finance ministry said in a statement. The working groups will cover economic and financial sectors. The economic working group will be co-chaired by vice-ministerial officials from the MOF and the US treasury department. The financial working groups will be co-chaired by vice-ministerial officials from the People’s Bank of China and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The two working groups will hold regular and ad-hoc meetings to strengthen communication and exchanges on economic and financial issues.


China Launches Recruitment Drive To Promote Graduate Employment

Autumn looks set to be the season of recruitment in China as fairs across the country hope to promote graduate student employment, said the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on Friday. The job fairs, which will extend to Nov 20 this year, will be hosted at a main venue and supported by provincial sub-venues. The events are expected to advertise over 10 million job vacancies suitable for college graduates, said the ministry. China will see a record of 11.58 million new college graduates this year, according to a government work report. The country aims to create around 12 million new urban jobs, with a surveyed urban unemployment rate of around 5.5 percent, according to the report.

Source: China Daily



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