China: Daily Scan, July 10, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Positive energy urged between China and US: People’s Daily
July 10, 2020

China on Thursday proposed a list of interactions with the United States on specifying cooperation, maintaining dialogue and properly handling differences as their relationship faces the most severe challenge since the establishment of diplomatic ties.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remark when addressing the China-US Think Tanks and Media Online Forum. Click here to read....

China leads global efforts to spur trade: China Daily
July 10, 2020

China is working with a number of countries to spur pragmatic economic, trade cooperation, boost goods trade volume and stabilize industrial chains to facilitate regional and global economic recovery, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday. Click here to read....

Steps planned to back firms, employment: China Daily
July 10, 2020

China will take new steps to provide better services to market entities and further facilitate employment and business startups in an effort to improve the business environment and energize market players, the State Council's executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, decided on Wednesday. Click here to read....

Digging in on rare earth, the next front in the US supply chain war with China: South China Morning Post
July 10, 2020

As US-China relations hit new lows, Washington is redoubling efforts to address a major Achilles’ heel: its dependence on Beijing for rare earth elements – essential materials in various hi-tech products from smartphones and electric car batteries to Javelin missiles and F-35 fighter aircraft. Click here to read....

After border clash with India, has China made a strategic miscalculation?: South China Morning Post
July 10, 2020

India and China have begun a cautious process of disengagementat certain locations in eastern Ladakh, against the backdrop of 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, having been killed by the People’s Liberation Army in violent scuffles on June 15. Beijing, while acknowledging PLA casualties in the incident, has not released official figures. Click here to read....

India would not get what it wants from US attempts to disrupt China ties: Global Times
July 9, 2020

In the weeks following the border clash between China and India, senior military officials from the two countries have been engaged in talks on how to ease the tensions. After a Sunday night telephone conversation between Chinese Special Representative on the China-India Boundary Question, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the two sides reached a consensus on de-escalating border tensions. Both sides have already taken practical moves to show their sincerity. Click here to read....

Chinese Defense Ministry slams Pentagon for South China Sea drill accusation: Global Times
July 9, 2020

By accusing China's military exercises near the Xisha Islands of causing instability in the South China Sea, the US Defense Ministry disregarded the facts, confused right from wrong, and attempted to alienate countries in the region and reap unfair gains, China's Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday. Click here to read....

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