China: Daily Scan, April 13, 2021
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
China's foreign trade up 29.2 pct in Q1: Xinhuanet
April 13, 2021

China's total goods imports and exports surged 29.2 percent year on year to 8.47 trillion Yuan (about 1.29 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2021, official data showed Tuesday.
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West's double standards laid bare on Japan's dumping decision: China Daily comment: China Daily
April 13, 2021

The Japanese government has totally disregarded the human rights of its own people, and the interests of neighboring countries in the Asia-Pacific region, when it announced the decision to dump over 1.23 million tons of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in two years.
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A clearer commitment to Taiwan would risk strategic miscalculation for Washington: Global Times
April 13, 2021

The situation around the Taiwan Straits has kept escalating. Within the US strategic circle, the debate of whether the US should abandon its decades-long policy of "strategic ambiguity" is going on. According to the US media, some advisors are calling for the US to make a clearer commitment to Taiwan's defense.
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US-Taiwan intel, public opinion wars won’t waver mainland’s will: Global Times editorial: Global Times
April 12, 2021

The US and the island of Taiwan have recently been engaged in a war of public opinion over tensions across the Taiwan Straits. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday the US is concerned about "China's aggressive actions against Taiwan" and alleged that "it would be a serious mistake for anyone to try to change that status quo [in the Western Pacific] by force." However, asked if the US would respond militarily to the Chinese mainland's actions against the island of Taiwan, Blinken declined to comment on a hypothetical
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