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Beijing Review Vol.63/No.44

Beijing Review is China's only national newsmagazine in English. It is published every week in Beijing, by the China International Publishing Group (CIPG). Launched in March 1958, Beijing Review reports and comments on the country's social, political, economic and cultural affairs, policy changes and latest developments. It also offers in-depth analysis on major regional and international events, and provides consulting and information services.

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beijing review designated ‘foreign mission’ as u.s. ramps up chinese media suppression

The U.S. State Department has designated the U.S. operations of six more Chinese media companies as “foreign missions.” According to a list provided to the Chinese Embassy in the U.S., the six media outlets are Beijing Review, Economic Daily, Jiefang Daily, Social Sciences in China Press, Xinmin Evening News and Yicai Global (also known as China Business Network). At a press briefing on October 21, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move was aimed at “pushing back on Chinese Communist propaganda efforts here at home.” In a letter sent to Beijing Review, the State Department said Beijing Review’s U.S. bureau has to register details about its property and travels and visits by its employees with the U.S. Government. It is tantamount to imposing political surveillance over the daily lives of…

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Greening Expo Visitors take photos at the Shanghai exhibition area of the Fourth China Greening Exposition in Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou Province, southwest China, on October 18. The expo will end on November 18. Vaccine Progress About 60,000 volunteers have been given novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines developed in China as part of phase-3 clinical trials, with no severe side effects reported, a Chinese official said on October 20. Four potential vaccines have entered international phase-3 clinical trials so far, according to Tian Baoguo, an official with the Ministry of Science and Technology, at a news conference in Beijing. All trials are progressing well, he said. According to Tian, the most common adverse reactions in the phase-3 trials are mild pain and swelling at the injection site, followed by fever. Two inactivated…

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Space Launches Aerospace experts outlined greater development of the commercial space industry at the Sixth China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum held in Wuhan, Hubei Province in central China, on October 19. During the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, China will continue building space infrastructure, enhance the capability of commercial space systems, and integrate them into major national development strategies, Fu Zhimin, chief engineer of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp., said. Development of the commercial space sector will also drive the high-quality development of strategic emerging sectors such as the digital economy, intelligent manufacturing and new materials, Fu added. According to the forum, China will continue developing Kuaizhou rockets, which are low-cost solid-fuel space vehicles with high reliability and a short preparation period. The number of annual launch missions of Kuaizhou rockets will…

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EUROPEAN UNION European Council President Charles Michel and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talk in Brussels on October 16. They were attending the two-day autumn summit of the European Council that started a day before VIET NAM Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in Hanoi on October 19. Suga visited Viet Nam and Indonesia from October 18 to 21 on his first overseas trip after taking office NEW ZEALAND Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at an election night event in Auckland on October 17. Her Labour Party won a landslide victory with over 49 percent of the votes and Ardern is set to serve a second term ESTONIA Polish President Andrzej Duda, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev (right to left) at a joint press conference during the Three…

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people & points

TWO VETERANS HONORED AS ROLE MODELS Two veterans, Sun Jingkun and Xu Zhenming, have been honored with the title “Role Model of Our Time” for their contributions during the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53). Sun, 96, born in Dandong, Liaoning Province in northeast China, took part in the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea in 1950 as a volunteer and received eight medals. After the war he returned to his hometown and took up farming. Xu, 95, born in Jiangsu Province, east China, fought in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45). He also participated in the ensuing War of Liberation (1945-49) and the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea. In 1958, he became a guard at the cemetery of General Yang Jingyu, a heroic…

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embracing change

When Chen Cheng, a government official in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, was appointed head of a village deep in the Taklimakan Desert, he had to take extra precautions for safety. Baxlaqbinam, a struggling village in Pishan County in south Xinjiang, had seen some of its residents become radicalized. When Chen arrived there in the first half of 2017, during his visits to the villagers at their homes, he would go in a group with other officials as there had been cases where officials had been treated with hostility. In 2017, there were 255 households in Baxlaqbinam. As one villager said, “Many of my neighbors didn’t have a decent house or electricity.” Many villagers had only temporary jobs, which fetched them a meager daily income only as long as the…