China: Daily Scan, August 10, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Liaison office of China's central gov't in HKSAR says so-called U.S. sanctions will become world's laughingstock: Xinhuanet
August 10, 2020

The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said Sunday that the recent so-called U.S. sanctions against some Chinese officials will eventually become the laughingstock of the world. Click here to read....

Green drive scales new peaks: China Daily
August 10, 2020

While city folk flock to zoos or animal parks for a glimpse of wildlife, the threats posed by predators such as snow leopards, wolves and brown bears are a daily fact of life for 41-year-old forest ranger Zhao Hongshang in the Qilian Mountains in northwestern China's Qinghai province. Click here to read....

China's consumer price index up 2.7% in July: China Daily
August 10, 2020

China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, grew 2.7 percent year-on-year in July, up from 2.5 percent from the previous month, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.

Food prices rose as the floods in some provinces disrupted the transport of pork and as bad weather affected the supply of vegetables, the NBS said. Click here to read....

Decoupling is an American daydream: China Daily
August 10, 2020

Some US politicians have launched an anti-China campaign on trade, scientific and technological, public opinion and diplomatic fronts to fulfill their political requirements in the short term and contain China's rise in the long run. Click here to read....

China bans flying national flag upside down, changes will apply in Hong Kong: South China Morning Post
August 10, 2020

China will amend its law on the national flag to ban people from flying it upside down.
The top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, reviewed draft amendments to the flag law on Saturday, in which “hanging the national flag upside down” is specifically named as a way of “damaging the dignity” of the flag, state news agency Xinhua said. Click here to read....

US can strong arm allies to join RIMPAC, but not a real war: Global Times
August 10, 2020

Naval ships from US allies and partners are making their way to Hawaii for the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), the US-led biennial multinational maritime drill, which will be held from August 17 to 31 this year, despite Hawaiian people's petition to cancel the war games and reports that Hawaii's military novel coronavirus case count still remains a mystery. Click here to read....

Interview: China to resolutely deepen opening-up of financial sector: central bank governor: Xinhuanet
August 9, 2020

China will resolutely push forward the opening-up of the country's financial industry regardless of how the international situation changes, the central bank governor told Xinhua in a recent interview.China will continue implementing the phase-one economic and trade agreement with the United States, while measures announced to open up China's financial sector will continue, said Yi Gang, governor of the People's Bank of China. Click here to read....

Xinhua Headlines: Chinese economy's V-shaped recovery becomes more prominent: Xinhuanet
August 9, 2020

China's economy, as shown by multiple mid-year indicators, has ridden out its downturn due to COVID-19 strains and bounced back to growth in the second quarter (Q2). Economists believe that the country's V-shaped recovery is only getting started.
In Q2, China's gross domestic product expanded by 3.2 percent year on year, reversing a 6.8-percent contraction in the previous quarter. China's fiscal revenue marked the first expansion this year by gaining 3.2 percent year on year in June, while the contraction of the retail sector declined markedly. Click here to read....

US ‘Gang of Four’ desires to lead anti-China insanity: Global Times
August 9, 2020

Recently, the US has ramped up its efforts to suppress China. In particular, some senior officials have torn off their disguise and focused on bottomless attacks at China. In less than a month since June 24, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray and Attorney General William Barr successively delivered harsh remarks on China. Click here to read....

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