China: Daily Scan, 28 October, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Xinhua Headlines-Xi Focus: China makes historic progress over 13th Five-Year Plan period under Xi's leadership: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2020

The Chinese economy's exceptional recovery from the impact of COVID-19 may have surprised many overseas observers, but it is just one of a host of achievements China has made during its 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).The last five years have witnessed how the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has united the nation to accomplish historic development progress. Click here to read...

Chinese military urges U.S. to revoke Taiwan arms sales plan: Xinhuanet
October 28, 2020

A Chinese military spokesperson on Tuesday voiced firm opposition to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, urging the United States to immediately stop military contact with and arms sales to the island. Click here to read...

Blueprint sign of democratic policymaking: China Daily
October 28, 2020

When the Communist Party of China draws up the blueprint for the country's socioeconomic development for the next five years and beyond, people's concerns matter to its policymaking. Click here to read...

Industrial profits up 10.1% in September: China Daily
October 28, 2020

The profits of China's major industrial enterprises grew 10.1 percent year-on-year in September, marking the fifth straight month of profit growth, as policy measures to offset the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak have achieved significant results, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. Click here to read...

What economic recovery? China’s delivery drivers just along for the ride as other opportunities remain elusive: South China Morning Post
October 28, 2020

When the temperature dropped sharply and heavy smog returned to Beijing on the last night of the recent “golden week” holiday, most downtown restaurants and stores closed early. But Chai Fengning was still riding through the streets on a black electric bike, standing out in his bright yellow uniform and helmet identifying him as an employee of Meituan – the largest on-demand delivery service in China. Click here to read...

Latest US arms sale to Taiwan ‘will help destroy half of any Chinese invasion force’: South China Morning Post
October 28, 2020

Taiwan’s ability to strike back at any attack from mainland China has received a further boost after the US approved another potential arms deal to boost its coastal defences. Click here to read...

Can US arms sales to Taiwan be curbed? Yes and undoubtedly: Global Times editorial: Global Times
October 27, 2020

The US has decided to sell 100 Harpoon Coast Defense Systems to the island of Taiwan for $2.37 billion, a deal that Taiwan authorities have welcomed and appreciated, according to Western media reports. It is reportedly the fourth of seven arms sales that Washington announced in September, and the second to have been approved in a week. Click here to read...

Worry grips Taiwan about ‘quasi’ state of war: Global Times
October 27, 2020

Spiraling tensions around the Taiwan Straits have propelled some scholars in the island of Taiwan to worry if the situation across the Straits has entered a state of "quasi-war." How to assess this "quasi-war" situation? Under what circumstances could a real war actually break out? The Global Times collected the opinion of two mainland experts. Click here to read...

Chinese Embassy in India rejects US meddling in China-India border tensions: Global Times
October 27, 2020

The Chinese Embassy in India has urged the US to stop meddling in China-India border issues and rejected anti-China comments made by US Secretary State Michael Pompeo during the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. After Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper held talks with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday, Pompeo made harsh comments against China, claiming the country is no friend to democracy, the rule of law, transparency or freedom of navigation.Click here to read...

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