China: Daily Scan, September 28, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Xi eyes permanent friendship with Cuba: Xinhuanet
September 28, 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that he highly values the unique friendship between China and Cuba and stands ready to help make the two countries good friends, good comrades and good brothers forever. Click here to read...

Commentary: Washington's state-sponsored modern-day piracy only leads to dead end: Xinhuanet
September 28, 2020

A U.S. federal judge on Sunday blocked the Trump administration's ban on downloading TikTok, delivering a blow to Washington's ill-founded national security accusations against the popular video-sharing app.
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China-ASEAN trade remains strong despite global slowdown: People’s Daily
September 28, 2020

Amid challenges brought by the epidemic, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the first time has become China's top trading partner, opening up bright prospects as China and ASEAN are now each other's largest trading partners, the Ministry of Commerce said on Sunday. Click here to read...

FM: Solidarity vital in meeting challenges: China Daily
September 28, 2020

China will fully implement the measures announced by President Xi Jinping on global cooperation against COVID-19 and make new contributions to global poverty reduction, said State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Click here to read...

Country's emissions goal lauded by experts: China Daily
September 28, 2020

Experts from home and abroad have applauded President Xi Jinping's announcement on scaling up the country's post-2020 climate action commitment, saying the move shows that China has lived up to its responsibility as a major country and will provide impetus for the rest of the world to ratchet up climate action. Click here to read...

Strategy to ensure sustainable, quality growth: China Daily
September 28, 2020

Rising global economic uncertainties, especially those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, won't stop China's pace of building a moderately prosperous society by year-end, as the country's "dual-circulation" development road map is set to offer new drivers of growth, said a senior scholar. Click here to read...

Japan’s rejection of China olive branch on Senkaku-Diaoyu spat may be sign of tighter US ties: South China Morning Post
September 28, 2020

In the midst of current tensions between China and Japan in the East China Sea, a Chinese academic said Beijing wanted Tokyo to know it was intent on reducing its naval presence in the area earlier this year – an olive branch that was summarily snapped when right-wing forces in Japan hired fishing boats to go into the disputed waters, resulting in skirmishes between the two sides. Click here to read...

China needs new long tech march after US attack on SMIC: Global Times editorial: Global Times
September 27, 2020

According to Reuters, the US Department of Commerce has decided to impose restrictions on exports to China's biggest chipmaker SMIC after concluding there is an "unacceptable risk" that equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes. Though SMIC flatly denied previous allegations, Washington's attitude to snuff out China's biggest chipmaker appears to have taken shape. It is clear that the other shoe is about to drop. Click here to read...

Brushing Off Criticism, China’s Xi Calls Policies in Xinjiang ‘Totally Correct’: The New York Times
September 26, 2020

Brushing aside condemnation from Western powers, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, called his policies in the ethnically divided region of Xinjiang a “totally correct” success, and vowed more efforts to imprint Chinese national identity “deep in the soul” of Uighurs and other largely Muslim minorities. Click here to read...

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