China: Daily Scan, September 17, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
China Focus: China issues white paper on employment, labor rights in Xinjiang: Xinhuanet
September 17, 2020

China on Thursday published a white paper on the employment and labor rights in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The white paper, titled "Employment and Labor Rights in Xinjiang," was released by the State Council Information Office. Click here to read...

President: Promote healthy development of private sector: China Daily
September 17, 2020

President Xi Jinping has underlined the importance of the private economy in the country's overall development and has urged efforts to unite people engaging in private business to promote the sector's healthy development. Click here to read...

Urgency of global tech governance: China Daily
September 17, 2020

Pandemic lockdowns, digitalization and the acceleration of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are all driving a shift in global governance. Since the world's technological leaders will also be geopolitical leaders, the competition for dominance in cutting-edge sectors such as artificial intelligence (AI) is intensifying. The Fourth Industrial Revolution technology race will be the primary factor influencing global economic and political arrangements in the post-pandemic era. Click here to read...

Country's ODI stays robust, says report: China Daily
September 17, 2020

China continued to be the world's second-largest source of foreign investment in 2019, with its outbound direct investment standing at $136.91 billion, according to a report issued on Wednesday.
The report, jointly released by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, said that the nation's ODI in 2019 had decreased by 4.3 percent year-on-year. Click here to read...

Spokesman: Straits Forum won't be affected by Kuomintang's decision: China Daily, September 17, 2020

The Kuomintang's decision not to attend this year's Straits Forum will not affect civil exchanges between people across the Straits, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

China greets US diplomat’s visit to Taiwan with warplane incursion: South China Morning Post, September 17, 2020

Two People’s Liberation Army warplanes have approached Taiwan in yet another incursion that signals growing Chinese hostility towards the self-ruled island, ahead of a trip by a senior US diplomat to boost economic cooperation with Taipei. Click here to read...

Krach's visit to bring misfortune to Taiwan: Global Times editorial: Global Times

September 16, 2020

According to media reports from the island of Taiwan, US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach will arrive on the island on Thursday and host the "US-Taiwan Economic and Commercial Dialogue." Since US undersecretary of state is different from deputy officials from other US government departments, Krach's tour is considered by all parties on the island as more sensitive. They think Krach's visit is the latest manifestation of an upgrade in official relations between the US and the island of Taiwan.Click here to read...

Tsai's risky secessionist collusion with US brings trouble to Taiwan society: Global Times
September 16, 2020

Relations between the US and the island of Taiwan have substantively accelerated during this US presidential election cycle. US Under Secretary of State Keith Krach will reportedly visit the island from Thursday to Saturday and participate in economic dialogues. He will be the highest-level incumbent US Department of State official to visit Taiwan since 1979 if his trip will be paid as reported. However, even so, Krach's probable visit will be more of a political show. Click here to read...

China ready for peace, and war: Global Times
September 15, 2020

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh addressed parliament on Tuesday. Singh bragged of how righteous and brave Indian troops were, while emphasizing the importance of peacefully resolving the border crisis to China-India ties. The latter part was the keynote of his speech. Click here to read...

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