China: Daily Scan, April 16, 2021
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Strong start to 2021, China economy powers ahead for high-quality growth: Xinhuanet
April 16, 2021

China's economy grew 18.3 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2021, as strong domestic and foreign demands powered recovery from a low base in early 2020 when COVID-19 stalled the world's second-largest economy.
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Experts call for cooperation, capital to reach carbon goal: China Daily
April 16, 2021

China is aiming for comprehensive, systemic reforms in all sectors and calling for more cooperation on and investment in green transformation to fulfill its pledge to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, officials said at a forum on carbon neutrality held in Shanghai on Thursday.
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NBS: China's GDP surges 18.3% in Q1: China Daily
April 16, 2021

China's economy grew by 18.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, versus 6.5 percent in the last quarter of 2020, thanks to last year's low comparison base and a steady momentum of recovery, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.
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US news outlet: Uyghur American Association a US-funded group aiming to "escalate hostilities with China": People’s Daily
April 16, 2021

An article published by the US-based independent news outlet The Grayzone unmasked an anti-China organization – namely, the Uyghur American Association (UAA) – laying bare that the UAA, which is funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), "works closely with Washington and other Western governments to escalate hostilities with China".
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Meet with Biden a ‘test’ for Suga, open confrontation with China could cause consequences Japan ‘cannot bear’: analysts: Global Times
April 16, 2021

China is expected to be the topic that dominates the upcoming talks between US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Observers see this meeting would be more of a test, rather than a diplomatic accomplishment for Suga, who would put Japan's politics, economy and security at risk if crossing China's red line on Taiwan question with the US.
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Targeted by US, China has to do three things: Global Times editorial: Global Times
April 15, 2021

The latest report issued by the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence has put China's push for "global power" first on the list of threats to the US, followed by Russia, Iran and North Korea. Such an assessment is not surprising at all. The report is not alone in term of the hype over challenges China poses in various fields including military, technology, global influence, and intelligence operations. Exaggerations of the so-called China threat can be found almost everywhere in the US and have become a common mentality and way of speaking by the American elites.
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