China: Daily Scan, September 15, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
China's industrial output growth picks up to 5.6 pct in August: Xinhuanet
September 15, 2020

China's value-added industrial output, an important economic indicator, continued to recover as factories stepped up production amid effective COVID-19 control, official data showed Tuesday.Industrial output went up 5.6 percent year on year in August, accelerating from a rise of 4.8 percent registered in July, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Click here to read...

China, EU to boost strategic partnership: China Daily
September 15, 2020

China and the European Union reaffirmed their goal of concluding talks on the bilateral investment agreement before year's end and agreed to bolster cooperation on green development and the digital sector during a leaders' meeting on Monday. The meeting, held via video link, was co-chaired by President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Click here to read...

China economy’s broad recovery from coronavirus continues, as retail sales grow for first time in 2020: South China Morning Post
September 15, 2020

Industry, retail and investment all showed marked improvements in August, as the Chinese economy continued its broad-based recovery from the ravages of the coronavirus earlier this year, according to new data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday. Click here to read...

Japan’s new PM faces thorny issues, seeks to balance China and US: Global Times
September 14, 2020

Yoshihide Suga was elected leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday to succeed Shinzo Abe. As the incoming prime minister, Suga faces with challenges both at home and abroad, especially the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Where does Suga stand on Abe's policies and China-Japan-US relations? Two Chinese experts shared their views with the Global Times. Click here to read...

Suga to maintain Japan's China policy: Global Times editorial: Global Times
September 14, 2020

As anticipated, Yoshihide Suga won the election for the leadership of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday afternoon. He defeated Fumio Kishida and Shigeru Ishiba by a landslide victory. Since the LDP is Japan's ruling party, it means Suga will be Japan's new prime minister in two days, succeeding Shinzo Abe. Click here to read...

TikTok’s Proposed Deal Seeks to Mollify U.S. and China: The New York Times
September 14, 2020

After more than six weeks, two White House executive orders, new Chinese regulations and multiple bidders, a deal for the social media app TikTok has boiled down to one main strategy: mitigation. Click here to read...

Chinese Leader’s Latest Speech a Rebuke of International Criticism against Beijing: Analyst: the Epoch Times
September 14, 2020

Leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Xi Jinping made a speech on Sept. 3, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, which caused a stir on the Chinese internet.
Xi spoke about five things that “Chinese people will never agree to,” which ignited uproar among netizens who believed Xi had no right to speak on behalf of the Chinese populace. Click here to read...

US Bars Imports of Cotton, Other Products Made With Forced Labor From Xinjiang: The Epoch Times
September 14, 2020

The Trump administration has banned imports of cotton, hair products, clothing, and other products made with forced labor from China’s Xinjiang region, where the regime has detained more than 1 million Uyghur Muslims and other Muslim minorities. Click here to read...

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