China: Daily Scan, July 14, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Alert raised in north as flooding continues in south: China Daily
July 14, 2020

Authorities have warned of the possibility of major floods in China's northern areas as inundations continue to cause serious damage in many parts of the southern half of the country, especially along the Yangtze River's middle and lower reaches. Since June, high-water alerts have been triggered along 433 rain-swollen rivers. Only 11 are in the Yellow River Basin in the north, while all others are in southern areas, said Ye Jianchun, vice-minister of water resources, at a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office in Beijing on Monday. Click here to read....

Beijing announces targeted countermeasures against anti-China US hawks: People’s Daily
July 14, 2020

"Symbolic" US sanctions against several Chinese officials over Xinjiang-related issues may be harmless, but China's countermeasures directed at some of the US' most "rancorous" China hawk senators will "rain pain" upon them, Chinese experts said after China announced sanctions against certain US officials, including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and warned that more US officials may be targeted by further countermeasures if the wrestle continues. Click here to read....

Reforms seen as catalyst for 'new bull run': China Daily

July 14, 2020

China's A-share market may have started what some are calling a "new bull run" that is more sustainable and rational than before, backed by deepened market-oriented reforms, experts said on Monday. Click here to read....

China’s continued economic recovery injects confidence into world: People’s
Daily July 14, 2020

While interpreting the latest World Economic Outlook update of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), international media generally delivered an encouraging message that China is the only major economy expected to achieve positive growth in 2020. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the severe recession of the world economy, China’s continued economic recovery has injected strong confidence into the global economic recovery. Click here to read....

Beijing’s claims in South China Sea ‘unlawful’, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: South China Morning Post
July 14, 2020

The Trump administration upped the ante with China on Monday by issuing a direct challenge to Beijing’s South China Sea claims.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the US rejects all Chinese claims beyond the 12-nautical mile territorial area around the Spratly Islands, citing in particular Beijing’s claims to the waters surrounding Vanguard Bank off of Vietnam, Luconia Shoals of Malaysia, the area within Brunei’s exclusive economic zone and NatunaBesar of Indonesia. Click here to read....

Chinese premier stresses enhancing delivery of policies, stepping up reform: Xinhuanet July 13, 2020

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called Monday for efforts to enhance effective delivery of policies while stepping up reform and opening-up to keep the economic fundamentals stable.Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks while chairing a symposium attended by economists and entrepreneurs to analyze the economic situation. Click here to read....

Chinese Economy Faces ‘Unprecedented’ Challenges Amid Pandemic, Top Official Admits: The Epoch Times July 13, 2020

Chinese premier Li Keqiang admitted that the global pandemic has brought “an unprecedented impact” on the Chinese economy, during a July 13 speech at an economic seminar.Explaining that the situation was grim, Li said the Chinese regime needed to support labor-intensive enterprises in order to create more jobs. Click here to read....

Region should be on high alert to moves of US spoiling, sabotaging and disrupting: China Daily editorial: China Daily July 13, 2020

Nothing seems to stir the hearts of some Americans more than broadcast footage of US naval vessels steaming through far-off waters. They may be more than a little fuzzy about the geography and the reason why, but it swells their hearts with pride that the US is able to flex its muscles so far afield. Click here to read....

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