China: Daily Scan, December 03, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
China's Chang'e-5 completes sampling on moon: Xinhuanet
December 3, 2020

China's Chang'e-5 probe has completed sampling on the moon, and the samples have been sealed within the spacecraft, the China National Space Administration announced Thursday morning. Click here to read...

Blueprint sets tone for green development: China Daily
December 3, 2020

China's wide-ranging green transformation in the next five years and beyond, something emphasized at a key Party meeting in October, marks a historic turning point in the country's development mode, experts said. Click here to read...

US bill to delist Chinese companies from stock exchanges passes in House of Representatives: South China Morning Post
December 3, 2020

US legislation aimed at removing Chinese companies from US stock exchanges for not complying with auditing oversight rules passed with a voice vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. It now moves to President Donald Trump, who has not indicated whether he will sign it into law. Click here to read...

China Poised to Be First to Distribute Virus Vaccine in Latin America, U.S. Official Says: The New York Times
December 2, 2020

China, already competing for influence in this hemisphere through a multibillion-dollar network of investment and infrastructure deals, is likely to beat the United States in its own backyard with vaccine diplomacy, according to the military’s top commander for Central and South America. Click here to read...

China Insider: China Reports Rare ‘Exported Case’ of the CCP Virus: The Epoch Times
December 2, 2020

In a rare move, Chinese state media reported a newly identified case of the CCP virus involving a man traveling from China to South Korea. He was therefore the first “exported case” from China after Beijing declared victory over the virus in May. Click here to read...

Who is arrogant in the cartoon dispute?: Global Times editorial: Global Times
December 2, 2020

The latest conflict between China and Australia over a satirical cartoon reflects the increased frictions between Beijing and Canberra plus its main allies. The cartoon may be misunderstood by Australians. However, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reacted very radically only two hours after Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian reposted the cartoon. This reflects Morrison's unhealthy mind-set. Some Western people are very unaccustomed to criticism from Chinese people. The West seems like a tiger that no one dares touch its backside. Click here to read...

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