China: Daily Scan, September 18, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
China rolls out new measures to boost reform and development of SOEs and private businesses: Xinhuanet
September 18, 2020

China will take solid steps in implementing the three-year action plan for SOE reform, and make more efforts to create a level playing field for private firms, the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Thursday. Click here to read...

China issues white paper on its armed forces' participation in UN peacekeeping operations:Xinhuanet
September 18, 2020

China on Friday released a white paper on the participation of the country's armed forces in the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations. The white paper, titled "China's Armed Forces: 30 Years of UN Peacekeeping Operations," was released by the State Council Information Office. Click here to read...

CNBC: ByteDance plans to IPO TikTok's global business: China Daily
September 18, 2020

To address ownership concerns, ByteDance plans to do an initial public offering of TikTok's global business on a US stock exchange, CNBC reported on Thursday sourcing people familiar with the matter. CNBC said Oracle will own a minority stake of less than 20 percent of the new global TikTok and Walmart will also take a stake, though its size is still unknown. Click here to read...

China starts military drill as US diplomat arrives in Taiwan: South China Morning Post

September 18, 2020

China started a military exercise near the Taiwan Strait on Friday, in a new warning to the United States and pro-independence forces in Taiwan to coincide with a visit to the self-ruled island of a senior US diplomat. Click here to read...

India lies about casualties in border clash with China: Global Times
September 17, 2020

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh declared on Tuesday that the Indian army inflicted heavy casualties on the Chinese army in the June 15 skirmish in Galwan Valley. Such rhetoric is aimed at inspiring Indian nationalist forces, and I will expose this lie today. According to the information from people familiar with the situation from the Chinese side, the number of Chinese soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the conflict was far less than the number of India's. Twenty Indian soldiers died in the clash, many of whom were wounded and frozen to death as they could not get medical treatment. But it could be counted as a huge loss even if only one Chinese soldier died. Click here to read...

Chinese embassy decries Indian media’s smearing of database Zhenhua: Global Times
September 17, 2020

Chinese Embassy in India on Thursday refuted Indian media's slander of a Chinese database "monitoring Indians," saying the coverage about the company is totally untrue.

Some Indian media recently claimed that the Chinese company Zhenhua Data in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, is "monitoring over 10,000 Indian individuals and entities including Indian politicians" with "links to the Chinese government." Click here to read...

China’s Communists to Private Business: You Heed Us, We’ll Help You: The New York Times
September 17, 2020

Mao Zedong vowed to abolish China’s capitalists. Deng Xiaoping said they could get rich.
Now Xi Jinping, China’s current leader, has his own message for the country’s private businesses that reflects a drive for both economic growth and greater Communist Party control: We’re here to help you, but you must also help and heed us. Click here to read...

China Wields Billion-Dollar Campaign to Influence Dissidents, Foreigners: The Epoch Times
September 17, 2020

Beijing pours billions of dollars each year to fund its influence operations worldwide, which seeks to silence dissidents, suppress minority groups, and acquire foreign technology, a new report has found. Click here to read...

Bacterial Outbreak Infects Thousands After Factory Leak in China: The Epoch Times
September 17, 2020

Several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease, authorities said on Tuesday, in an outbreak caused by a leak at a bio-pharmaceutical company last year. Click here to read...

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