China: Daily Scan, April 6, 2021
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Chinese, Japanese FMs hold phone conversation on ties: Xinhuanet
April 6, 2021

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday held a phone conversation with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi over ties between the two countries.
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China issues white paper on poverty alleviation: Xinhuanet
April 6, 2021

China's State Council Information Office on Tuesday issued a white paper titled "Poverty Alleviation: China's Experience and Contribution." The white paper was issued to record the course of the Chinese people's great fight in eliminating extreme poverty, introduce China's approach, and share its experience and actions in poverty alleviation.
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Central region gets policy boost: China Daily
April 6, 2021

China's decision to provide more impetus to the growth of its central region will help the nation sustain high-quality development, narrow the regional divide and facilitate the economy's transformation in a greener and low-carbon direction, according to analysts.
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Optimistic GDP figures expected in second quarter: China Daily
April 6, 2021

China is expected to maintain a neutral monetary policy in the second quarter, as stronger investment will lead to a solid economic recovery, while there should be additional risk-control efforts, economists said on Monday.
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Commentary: Ill-intentioned U.S. interference in Hong Kong affairs leads to nowhere: People’s Daily
April 6, 2021

By alleging that Hong Kong's elections "will not produce meaningful democratic results" on April Fool's Day, U.S. consul-general Hanscom Smith actually made a fool of himself.
With Hong Kong as a special administrative region of China, it is the people living here that have the final say on the results of elections. There is no room for the United States to meddle in Hong Kong affairs, let alone a politician of its agency that should have focused on providing visas and consular services to its citizens.
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GT Voice: India can’t replace China for European businesses: Global Times
April 5, 2021

There are some key diplomatic engagements between Europe and India planned for this month and later this year. Several senior European officials, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, are scheduled to visit India to pursue a so-called Indo-Pacific strategy. The EU is also reportedly aiming to hold a summit with India.
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