China: Daily Scan, September 16, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Xinhua Headlines: Xi's upcoming attendance at UN meetings illustrates China's commitment to multilateralism: Xinhuanet
September 16, 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend high-level meetings of the United Nations via videoconference next week to join world leaders in tackling global challenges. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the 193-nation body, growing from 51 signatories including China at the end of the Second World War. Today the world is at another juncture in human history, and efforts must be doubled to "save succeeding generations" as is enshrined in the UN Charter. Click here to read...

Premier Li says China's economy expected to register positive growth in 2020:Xinhuanet
September 16, 2020

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday said China is set to achieve its main annual targets and register positive GDP growth in 2020. Li made the remarks when addressing the Special Virtual Dialogue with Global Business Leaders hosted by the World Economic Forum, attended by more than 500 business leaders. Click here to read...

China proves itself great country by eradicating poverty: Pakistani PM: Xinhuanet

September 16, 2020

China has proved that it is a great rising country of the world by lifting over 800 million people out of poverty in four decades, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said. The prime minister made the remark while addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project, a multi-billion-dollar environment-friendly residential settlement, in capital city Lahore of the country's east Punjab province. Click here to read...

Tsai sells interests of residents to buy American support: China Daily
September 16, 2020

Some media reports say the United States administration is reviewing the schedule of under-secretary of state Keith Krach's planned visit to Taiwan on Sept 17-19 to attend so-called high-level economic talks with the island leaders. Click here to read...

China-India border dispute: PLA raised combat readiness after exchange of gunfire, sources say: South China Morning Post
September 16, 2020

Chinese troops on the country’s disputed border with India raised their combat readiness to the second-highest possible last week after an exchange of gunfire, but the alert was lowered after a meeting of the nations’ foreign ministers, military sources said. Click here to read...

The Inside Story on How Chinese Authorities Suppress Negative Publicity Online: The Epoch Times
September 15, 2020

A series of internal government reports have revealed in greater detail how Chinese authorities censor and suppress negative news stories, especially incidents that could draw scrutiny of officials. According to the Chinese regime’s own estimates, as of 2019 there were more than 850 million internet users in China. Since the advent of the internet, the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has placed enormous resources into controlling information and manipulating public opinion to its interests. Click here to read...

Inflaming nationalism won’t help India’s struggling economy: Global Times
September 15, 2020

In its latest move of outrageous nationalism against China, an India media outlet published an animation "Modi - The App Hunter," in which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was depicted as a machine-gun shooter slaughtering civilian characters representing popular Chinese apps like WeChat and TikTok. Click here to read...

India hurts itself with border belligerence: Global Times
September 15, 2020

The Pakistani army said on Sunday that one civilian was killed and four others were injured when Indian forces indiscriminately fired along the Line of Control (LOC) in the disputed Kashmir region, according to media reports. An army statement noted the Indian troops committed "unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LOC, targeting civil population with automatics and mortars in Hotspring and Rakhchikri sectors." Click here to read...

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