China: Daily Scan, April 15, 2021
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
China takes further steps to streamline administration, improve business environment: Xinhuanet
April 15, 2021

China on Thursday released a guideline on advancing reforms to streamline administration and delegate power amid efforts to improve the business environment and push high-quality development.
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U.S.-China cooperation on sustainable finance "positive step" for world: IMF chief:Xinhuanet
April 15, 2021

It is a "positive step" for the world that the United States and China are cooperating on sustainable finance under the Group of 20 (G20), International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has said.
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Time to ride the tide of blue ocean business: China Daily
April 15, 2021

The global economy would not exist without the ocean. Ocean-based industries contribute $1.5 trillion annually and hundreds of millions of jobs in fishing, shipping, marine tourism, and renewable energy. These economic services, however, are at risk due to unsustainable marine practices and overexploitation of ocean resources.
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Quarterly GDP growth may reach record high: China Daily
April 15, 2021

China's economy is likely to see close to 20 percent growth year-on-year in the first quarter, but the foundation of recovery is "not yet solid" and makes the continuity of supportive macro policy necessary, experts said on Wednesday.
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Xi reiterates commitment to upholding multilateralism during meeting with envoys: China Daily
April 15, 2021

President Xi Jinping reiterated on Wednesday China's commitment to firmly uphold multilateralism and safeguard the international system with the United Nations at its core and the international order based on international law.
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US urged not to escalate use of Taiwan card: People’s Daily
April 15, 2021

The United States has been escalating its move to play the Taiwan card and making the Taiwan question a hot spot as US President Joe Biden's first delegation of former US senior officials arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday, an expert said.
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GT investigates: Getting closer to early COVID-19 cases: Why the joint WHO-China: Global Times
April 15, 2021

The joint WHO-China report released at the end of March did not provide a definitive answer to the origins of the coronavirus, but the report mentioned some of the hypotheses that need moreinvestigations, such as cold chain transmission and mass gatherings, specifically the 2019 World Military Games which was held in Wuhan in October 2019, about two months before the COVID-19 outbreak in the city.
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Taiwan navy’s new amphibious vessel ‘no match to PLA counterpart, of minimal threat’: Global Times
April 14, 2021

The island of Taiwan launched its first 10,000 ton-class amphibious landing ship on Tuesday, a move Chinese mainland experts said on Wednesday will only add to the rising military tensions in the Taiwan Straits.
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