China: Daily Scan, July 30, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
China stresses stabilizing foreign trade and investment: Xinhuanet
July 30, 2020

The State Council on Wednesday stressed efforts to further open up and keep foreign trade and investment stable, as well as to facilitate employment and ensure people's livelihood amid epidemic control. It decided to expand the pilot program on the innovative development of trade in services, and unveil new measures to help migrant workers find jobs or start businesses, according to a statement released after a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang. Click here to read....

Nixon's China policy 'mischaracterized': China Daily
July 30, 2020

Almost 50 years ago, the world welcomed the end of estrangement between China and the United States when US president Richard Nixon made his historic China visit in 1972. That visit eventually resulted in the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1979, and more than 40 years of engagement in many fields. Click here to read....

Decoupling will also hurt US and its firms: China Daily
July 30, 2020

Sino-US relations have taken a turn for the worse, prompting many analysts to say the world's two largest economies could be moving toward decoupling. As two highly interdependent economies, can China and the US decouple easily? And what impact will the rising Sino-US tensions have on global economic recovery, especially as the novel coronavirus pandemic is yet to be contained globally? Click here to read....

Xinhua Headlines: China's Dalian going all out to stem new COVID-19 infections: Xinhuanet
July 30, 2020

The northeastern Chinese city of Dalian, which used to be a summer resort full of tourists, became a quiet place these days after a 58-year-old man working with a local seafood company tested positive for COVID-19 one week ago. The city in Liaoning Province had reported 52 confirmed locally transmitted cases as of Tuesday, most of whom were either employees of Dalian Kaiyang World Seafood Co., Ltd. or their family members, according to the provincial health commission. Click here to read....

Xi Focus: Xi presents order to promote military officer to rank of general: Xinhuanet
July 29, 2020

Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), Wednesday presented a certificate of order at a ceremony to promote Xu Zhongbo, political commissar of the Rocket Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, to the rank of general. Click here to read....

Coronavirus recovery: China’s Belt and Road is the ideal route for developing nations: South China Morning Post
July 29, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a crisis for every economy. At the same time, it has also created an opportunity for the Belt and Road Initiative to prove its value as an international partnership that serves the international good. Click here to read....

Do India-China relations need a reset?: Global Times
July 29, 2020

Recently, some Indian political analysts and media outlets have claimed it is inevitable and necessary to "reset" China-India ties. This is because they believe it is China's moves that have changed the status quo, which China and India should respect under a range of bilateral agreements since 1993. Click here to read....

Decoupling self-defeating move for Indian economy: Global Times
July 29, 2020

Ever since the June 15 China-India border brawl, authorities and militaries on both sides have been striving to calm tensions via diplomatic channels and mechanisms to resolve border-related issues. China's Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday that Chinese and Indian border troops on the frontlines have mostly dis-engaged at the frontiers. However, India seems intent on sticking to its strategy of "decoupling" from China. Click here to read....

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