China: Daily Scan, 21 October, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Missing Chinese soldier returned by India: China Daily
October 21, 2020

A Chinese soldier who got lost along the China-India border region was returned to the Chinese border patrol on Wednesday morning, according to the website of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Click here to read...

As India eyes US military deal, neutrality on China takes back seat: South China Morning Post
October 21, 2020

From India’s surprise announcement on Monday, expanding its trilateral naval exercises with the United States and Japan to include Australia, to its coming high-level defence and diplomatic dialogue with the US, the winds of policy change might be blowing in New Delhi. Click here to read...

Govt. vows continued support for servicemen: China Daily
October 21, 2020

China commended outstanding individuals, cities and organizations for promoting military-civilian solidarity on Tuesday as the central government pledged unwavering support for the country's servicemen and their families. President Xi Jinping met with representatives of the commended cities, organizations and individuals in Beijing and expressed sincere greetings and warm congratulations to the award recipients. Click here to read...

China calls on India to honor commitment on promptly returning missing soldier: Xinhuanet
October 20, 2020

A foreign ministry spokesperson on Tuesday said China hopes India can honor its commitment on losing no time in returning a Chinese soldier who recently got lost in the border area. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks in response to a related query about the soldier who went astray when he was helping herders at their request to search for yaks late Sunday. Click here to read...

New Delhi wants to dance with Washington’s war waltz in Indian Ocean: Global Times
October 20, 2020

The Narendra Modi administration said on Monday it had invited Australia for the annual Exercise Malabar to be held next month with the US and Japan. The move is believed to further lay the foundations for the eventual formalization of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) grouping, according to The Hindustan Times. Click here to read...

Malabar drill exposes India’s oceanic ambitions: Global Times
October 20, 2020

The Exercise Malabar 2020 will witness the participation of all four QUAD countries - the US, Japan, Australia and India. This piece of news came on Monday when New Delhi announced that it had invited Canberra to participate, with the latter immediately affirming it would join. Click here to read...

More Chinese investors abandon hopes for Indian market as restrictions rise: Global Times
October 20, 2020

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Canadian investors with open arms at an investment promotion conference in Canada earlier this month. While New Delhi is trying to attract more investors from economies like Canada and the EU, it has not reduced its resistance to Chinese investments. Click here to read...

QUAD members fight for interests with each other: Global Times editorial: Global Times
October 20, 2020

The Indian Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that Australia has been invited to participate in the Exercise Malabar 2020 in the Bay of Bengal later this year. That the US, India, Japan, and Australia will take part in the drill is widely considered to be the latest update of the QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) alliance. Click here to read...

Chinese FM urges India to take caution with the Taiwan question after reported trade talks push: Global Times
October 20, 2020

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called on India to adhere to the one-China principle and handle the Taiwan question "prudently and properly," after media reports suggested that some in New Delhi were pushing for formal talks on a trade agreement with the island of Taiwan. Click here to read...

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