China: Daily Scan, July 29, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
The China-India border dispute: its origins and impact: South China Morning Post
July 29, 2020

In mid-June, 2020, in a remote Himalayan valley, Chinese and Indian troops faced each other, armed only with sticks and rocks. By the time the confrontation in the Galwan Valley was over, at least 20 Indian soldiers were dead and 76 were wounded. The casualties on the Chinese side are not known. Click here to read....

Domestic politics, nationalism misguide India's China policy: Global Ties
July 28, 2020

Despite the de-escalation of border tensions between China and India, New Delhi hasn't stopped its China smear campaign, accusing Beijing of being expansionist. At an all-party meeting on June 19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that no one entered Indian territory, nor were Indian posts taken, but he strongly criticized "expansionism" in early July, saying "era of expansionism is over" as he paid a visit to a border military base. This was widely regarded as a message sent to China, though Modi did not mention China specifically. Click here to read....

Beijing tries to balance nationalism with pragmatism in US relations: South China Morning Post
July 29, 2020

Beijing is attempting to straddle a fine line with Washington as it seeks to mollify domestic appetite for hardline policies without causing irrevocable damage to the relationship. Click here to read....

Xinhua Headlines-Xi Focus: Xi calls for making AIIB new platform for building community with shared future for mankind: Xinhuanet
July 29, 2020

Xi made the remarks when addressing via video link the opening ceremony of the fifth annual meeting of the multilateral development bank. He called for efforts to make the AIIB a new type of multilateral development bank that promotes development across the world, a new type of development platform progressing with the times, a new type of high-performance institution for international cooperation and a new paradigm of multilateral cooperation. Click here to read....

Chinese Foreign Minister calls on UK to provide open, fair investment climate for all firms: People’s Daily
July 29, 2020

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the UK to provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory investment environment for all companies including those from China. Click here to read....

US itching to trigger a new 'Cold War': China Daily
July 29, 2020

After the US ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, on July 21, China had to respond in equal measure, which it did by asking the US on Friday to close its consulate in Chengdu, Sichuan province. This is a rare diplomatic row in contemporary international relations. Click here to read....

Sino-EU cooperation set to improve amid contagion: China Daily
July 29, 2020

China and the European Union will further enhance their economic and trade ties and cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, senior officials said at a meeting on Tuesday. Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis co-chaired the 8th China-EU High-Level Trade and Economic Dialogue via video link on Tuesday. Click here to read....

China chairs meet with Afghan, Pak., Nepal Foreign Ministers: The Hindu
July 27, 2020

China on Monday convened a rare quadrilateral dialogue with the Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan, pledging to strengthen cooperation among the four nations in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as boosting their economic recoveries, including through regional connectivity projects. China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi outlined four proposals at the meet, including for the four countries to cooperate under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Click here to read....

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