China: Daily Scan, July 13, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Commentary: Objective, coolheaded perceptions of China wise choice for U.S.: Xinhuanet
July 13, 2020

Some U.S. politicians are obsessed with fabricating lies and shifting the blame to China on the response to COVID-19, wreaking havoc on bilateral relations, which now face the most severe challenge since diplomatic ties were established in 1979.
They continue to attack China's political system and epidemic response, ranting about the origins of the virus, while Chinese people have grown fed up with such words. Click here to read....

Experts: Get China-US ties back on track: China Daily
July 13, 2020

Washington needs to adopt a more rational and pragmatic policy toward Beijing to get the worsening bilateral ties back on the right track for the long-term benefit of the two nations and the world, officials and experts said. Click here to read....

China, UK and US in the era of pandemic: China Daily
July 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has entered its second phase. Most countries in Asia, Europe and North America that felt the first blast of the novel coronavirus have started the process of coming to live with it. But the work has only just begun on the next phase where we ask: How will this change the wider world? Click here to read....

PLA’s upgraded Type 052D destroyer makes training debut in East China Sea amid tensions in Taiwan Straits: Global Times
July 12, 2020

Amid rising tensions across the Taiwan Straits with the US military's increasingly frequent operations in the region, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held drills in the East China Sea, with the latest, more powerful, anti-stealth aircraft-capable version of the Type 052D destroyer making its first public appearance, according to military reports over the weekend. Click here to read....

No word on WHO experts’ coronavirus trip to China: South China Morning Post
July 12, 2020

A World Health Organisation advance team is in the Chinese capital this weekend but few other details have been released about a mission that could lay the groundwork for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read....

US arms sales to Taiwan more ‘symbolic’ than of military value: expert: People’s Daily
July 11, 2020

After stirring up tensions in the Taiwan Straits by frequently sending military aircraft and warships near the island, and meeting countermeasures by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the US on Thursday announced the approval of yet another arms deal to Taiwan involving the recertification of air defense missiles for $620 million. Click here to read....

India shouldn’t use China as excuse for renewed RCEP rejection: Global Times
July 11, 2020

New Delhi reportedly "won't review" its decision not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Top official sources were quoted as saying New Delhi won't join any trade agreement where China is a member, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic and the border stand-off with China. Click here to read....

An Gang Wang Yiming Hu Xin: Exploring the New Paradigm of Sino-US Relations and Global Security Governance: Aisixiang
July 6, 2020

Executive summary: Since Trump took office, the United States' strategic positioning in China has shown a negative trend in all directions, and the transition from "contact" to "regulation" has continued to deepen. As emerging powers and hegemonic countries in today's international system, the relationship between the two countries is forming a new trend of increasingly prominent strategic competition. Click here to read....

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