China: Daily Scan, September 21, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Spotlight: China-proposed initiatives produce tangible results in upholding multilateral cooperation: Xinhuanet
September 21, 2020

The United Nations (UN) will open high-level meetings to commemorate its 75th anniversary on Monday, with world leaders gathering via videoconference to express support for collective efforts to tackle global challenges.Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to reaffirm China's commitments to supporting the work of the UN and improving global governance system, and elaborate on China's concepts for development, as he did five years ago, aiming to promote the building of a better future for the international community. Click here to read...

Feature: Xi Jinping -- a champion of the UN ethos:Xinhuanet
September 21, 2020

"The greatest ideal is to create a world truly shared by all," Chinese President Xi Jinping said five years ago in his debut at the solemn UN General Assembly Hall, citing an ancient adage that reflects the defining world view ingrained in China's millennia-old civilization. Click here to read...

Deal could solve TikTok's US dilemma: China Daily
September 21, 2020

ByteDance has voiced hope that an agreement it reached with Oracle and Walmart will allay White House security concerns and allow its video-sharing app TikTok to maintain normal operations in the United States. Click here to read...

US election 2020: Trump and Biden both vow to reduce reliance on China, but methods will be ‘night and day’: South China Morning post
September 21, 2020

In his Mexico City office, while the coronavirus pandemic has raged, Samuel Campos’ phone has been ringing off the hook with firms looking to move their manufacturing to Mexico.“Since the trade deal this year, I think our volume is up around 30 to 40 per cent,” said Campos, managing director at commercial real estate advisory firm Newmark Knight Frank, pointing to the revamped US-Mexico-Canada Agreement that went into effect in July. Click here to read...

Commentary: U.S. hardliners on China are repeating historical mistakes: People’s Daily
September 20, 2020

The eastern theater command of the People's Liberation Army is conducting combat exercises near the Taiwan Strait, a reasonable and necessary action to safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Click here to read...

PLA soldiers on border patrol given new high-tech outfits to withstand harsh winter: Global Times
September 20, 2020

A new article published by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily revealed that Chinese soldiers on border patrol have been equipped with new clothes that feature advanced design, high technology and practical functions, which can help them better enforce their task of safeguarding border regions. Click here to read...

Army infections unmask India’s struggle to sustain border bluffs: Global Times

September 20, 2020

The Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said at a meeting on September 16 that about 20,000 Indian military personnel have been infected with COVID-19 so far. For the government's interest, India may still insist on sending troops to the China-India border. As it has seen a relatively large increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19, the need for draft and increased weaponry in the future is likely to be the main path for the Indian army. It is known that the China-India border clash was significant for the Modi administration to make the issue into political capital. As a result, whether it can be well prepared for the winter, as the Indian military calls it, may depend on how much support it can get from the US. But the US military has topped 42,659 positive tests of COVID-19 as of Friday and they continue to struggle to keep it from spreading amongst their ranks. Click here to read...

Top political advisor says people across Taiwan Strait keen to communicate, as forum opens: Xinhuanet
September 20, 2020

China's top political advisor Wang Yang addressed the 12th Straits Forum held in the port city of Xiamen in Fujian Province via video link on Sunday.Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, congratulated the forum on its opening despite COVID-19 and some obstruction from Taiwan. Click here to read...

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