China: Daily Scan, August 07, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Full text of Chinese FM Wang Yi's exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency on current China-U.S. relations: Xinhuanet
August 7, 2020

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday on current China-U.S. relations. Please see the attachment for the full text of the interview. Click here to read....

Xi stresses combination of top-level design, public advice in compiling 14th Five-Year Plan: Xinhuanet
August 7, 2020

President Xi Jinping has underlined the need to combine top-level design and public opinions in compiling the 14th Five-Year Plan. Formulating and implementing the five-year plans for economic and social development are important ways for the Communist Party of China (CPC) to govern the country, said Xi, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission. Click here to read....

Nation to boost consumption, investment: China Daily
August 7, 2020

China will implement measures to further boost domestic demand and deepen reform and opening-up this year, in an effort to deal with the rising uncertainties and disruptions from the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the country's top economic regulator. Click here to read....

China's total foreign trade volume up 6.5% in July: China Daily
August 7, 2020

China's total foreign trade volume up 6.5 percent to 2.93 trillion Yuan in July, customs data shows on Friday.The country's exports grew by 10.4 percent year-on-year to 1.69 trillion Yuan in July, while its imports amounted to 1.24 trillion Yuan, jumping by 1.6 percent from same period a year earlier. Click here to read....

China, US militaries in crunch talks to avoid conflicts in Taiwan and South China Sea: South China Morning Post
August 7, 2020

China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and his US counterpart Mark Esper warned each other in a phone call about escalating risks over Taiwan and the South China Sea, in the highest-level US-China talks since state leader Yang Jiechi met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hawaii in mid-June. Click here to read....

Friendly NGOs strive to boost people-to-people exchanges to ease tensions: Global Times
August 6, 2020

Border clashes in June and the subsequent Indian government ban on several Chinese mobile apps have cast a shroud of uncertainty over China-India relations, but some nongovernmental organizations in the two countries reached by the Global Times said they are working hard to ease and improve relations between Chinese and Indians. Click here to read....

India’s Chinese culture enthusiasts to suffer ‘decoupling’ brunt amid Confucius institutes review: observer: Global Times
August 6, 2020

India's education ministry decided to review the establishment of China's Confucius institutes in association with seven local colleges and universities after intelligence agencies raised security concerns over cooperation, the Hindustan Times reported on Sunday. Some regard the decision as Indian government extending the tension into the education sector in wake of recent border clashes with China. Click here to read....

The man most likely to succeed Xi Jinping: Asia Times
August 6, 2020

Chinese Deputy Premier Hu Chunhua was once overlooked for promotion by President Xi Jinping, but through deft maneuvering and intra-Communist Party alliance-building, the 57-year-old is fast emerging as the paramount leader’s most likely eventual successor. Click here to read....

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