China: Daily Scan, 18 November, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Xi Focus: Xi stresses sticking to socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics: Xinhuanet
November 18, 2020

President Xi Jinping has called for sticking to the path of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics, and promoting the modernization of China's governance system and capacity in line with the rule of law. Click here to read...

Kissinger urges Biden to restore communication with China: People’s Daily
November 18, 2020

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Monday called for Joe Biden to restore communication with China and warned that otherwise the world would suffer a catastrophe like World War I. "Unless there is some basis for some cooperative action, the world will slide into a catastrophe comparable to World War I," Kissinger said during the opening session of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, adding that military technologies available today would make such a crisis "even more difficult to control" than those of earlier eras. Click here to read...

Australia urged to tackle issues hampering ties: China Daily
November 18, 2020

China urged Australia on Tuesday to face up to the issues at the heart of the setback in bilateral relations, saying that the responsibility for the current situation does not lie with China. "The root cause of China-Australia relations worsening to the current level of difficulty is that some people in Australia regard China's development as a threat and have taken a series of wrong moves based on a Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice," Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular news briefing in Beijing. Click here to read...

Report: Blacklist to target secessionists: China Daily
November 18, 2020

The Chinese mainland is formulating a blacklist of "Taiwan independence" secessionists who will be held accountable for their actions for life, according to a report by Ta Kung Pao, a Chinese-language newspaper published in Hong Kong. Click here to read...

India's reported plan to lift FDI sanctions is cautiously welcomed by business representatives and experts: Global Times
November 18, 2020

Chinese experts and business representatives welcome the positive signs from the Indian side after some Indian authorities are reportedly considering a plan to lift sanctions on foreign direct investment (FDI) from countries including China against the backdrop of the lowest ebb of bilateral relations in decades. However, given the fact that there are still many uncertain factors, further observation is needed. Click here to read...

US-Taiwan economic talks a total farce as RCEP rises: Global Times
November 17, 2020

The embattled Trump administration said it will hold the US-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue with the Taiwan island authorities on Friday. On the US' side, Keith Krach, US State Department's under secretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment (who visited Taiwan in August) will lead the talks. On Taiwan's side, Chen Chern-chyi, deputy head in charge of economic affairs on the island, and seven others will attend the dialogue. Meanwhile, Wang Mei-hua, Taiwan's economic affairs head, will hold a virtual conference with Krach in Taipei. Click here to read...

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