China: Daily Scan, September 24, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Xi, UN chief hold videoconference: Xinhuanet
September 24, 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had a videoconference on Wednesday. Xi urged the international community to reaffirm their support for multilateralism and abiding commitment to the UN Charter.

Noting that COVID-19 is still ravaging the world, Xi said China firmly supports the key leadership of the UN system, especially the World Health Organization, in battling the pandemic. Click here to read...

Ministry, envoy slam US stigmatization: China Daily
September 24, 2020

China resolutely opposes the United States utilizing the podium of the United Nations to disregard facts, tell lies, act out of ulterior political motives and blame and stigmatize China on a groundless basis, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday. Click here to read...

China’s economy undergoing ‘two very different recoveries’, study that counters official data says: South China Morning Post
September 24, 2020

China has been heralded as the first major economy to recover from the impact of the coronavirus, but that resurgence has been patchy and overhyped, according to the authors of a new study. A survey of Chinese firms conducted by China Beige Book, an independent analysis firm, showed that for “the corporate elite” – large firms in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong – the economy is accelerating, but that “most firms in most regions are seeing a far more muted recovery”. Click here to read...

China’s Pledge to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060: What It Means: The New York Times
September 23, 2020

Environmentalists have welcomed the pledge by China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to speed up reductions in emissions in the world’s top-polluting nation and reach carbon neutrality by 2060.The ambitious goal, which surprised many experts, could help significantly slow global warming. They warned, however, that Mr. Xi had offered almost no detail, raising doubts about the viability of targets that remain years in the future. Click here to read...

Chinese Leader Xi Jinping Thinks US State, Local Officials Are ‘Weak Links’: Pompeo: The Epoch Times
September 23, 2020

Chinese leader Xi Jinping believes sub-national-level officials are a “weak link” that can be exploited to advance the regime’s interests in the United States, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sept. 23. Click here to read...

China in Focus (Sept. 23): Mike Pompeo’s China Advisor: China Has No Allies: The Epoch Times
September 23, 2020

A key-person in shaping Mike Pompeo’s hard-line policy on China says the CCP has no allies, while democracies are forming an alliance to counter that threat. Chinese police collecting blood samples from residents but refusing to tell them why. It’s not the first time it’s happened either. Click here to read...

India's stubborn stance an obstacle to China-India frontline disengagement: Global Times
September 23, 2020

Senior Chinese and Indian officers held the sixth round of the military commander-level meeting on Monday. Before that, a speculation went viral that the talks might have to be postponed due to increasing hostilities on both sides. To the relief of observers, the talks took place and both sides confirmed that the seventh round of the meetings will be held as soon as possible, which shows a mutual willingness to continue to talk to ease border tensions. Click here to read...

Chinese observers remain cautiously optimistic on border issues with India after latest military talks: Global Times
September 23, 2020

Chinese observers said Wednesday they remained cautiously optimistic about the latest development in border issues between China and India, as they believe the latest military talks have sent a positive signal, but the two sides still remain divided on many concrete issues and continue to prepare for possible military conflicts with logistical and troop build-up. Click here to read...

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