China: Daily Scan, 29 October, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Opinion: China's five-year plans inject doses of certainty for chaotic world: Xinhuanet
October 29, 2020

While analysts at home and abroad are closely following the ongoing fifth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee for clues about China's economic and social direction for the next five years and beyond, they can be confident in the strategic continuity of China's policy design and elements of certainty the nation can inject into a turbulent world. Click here to read...

US officials told to stop stirring trouble in Asia: China Daily
October 29, 2020

China urged some US politicians on Wednesday to stop hyping up the so-called "China threat" and undermining regional peace, stability and development. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remark as United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper pushed an anti-China message as they attended the US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. Click here to read...

New pattern key direction of blueprint: China Daily
October 29, 2020

China's new "dual-circulation" development pattern marks a major move for development for the coming years and is expected to be enshrined into the framework of the upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), said economists and experts. Click here to read...

Experts laud China's economic rebound, role for world: China Daily

October 29, 2020

China's resilient economic performance, supported by the government's coordinated response to effectively contain the novel coronavirus in the country, could become an important lifeline for the global economic recovery, experts said in response to China's latest economic data. Click here to read...

China’s digital Yuan aims to halt US ‘dollarisation’, boost retail payments, former central bank governor says: South China Morning Post

China’s sovereign digital currency is designed primarily to grow retail payments at home and prevent the dominance of the US dollar, rather than address threats raised by cryptocurrencies or stablecoins, a former central bank governor says. Click here to read...

PLA Tibet command conducts ultra-limit range live fire drills for new equipment: Global Times
October 29, 2020

A brigade of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command has carried out ultra-limit range live fire drills of multiple types of artillery in an area at an altitude of 4,400 meters to test new equipment at extreme ranges in plateau conditions. Click here to read...

Political hype about US trade deal negotiation with Taiwan island deserves little attention: Global Times
October 28, 2020

The Brookings Institution on Tuesday released a list of actionable foreign policy ideas for the next president, of which the first is pursuing deeper trade ties with the island of Taiwan. Click here to read...

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