China: Daily Scan, January 15, 2021
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
China Focus: China's foreign trade defies virus odds, ends 2020 on record highs: Xinhuanet
January 15, 2021

China's total goods imports and exports expanded 1.9 percent year on year to 32.16 trillion Yuan (about 5 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2020, hitting a record high despite a worldwide slump in shipments, official data showed Thursday. Click here to read...

Wang Yang stresses preparing for annual CPPCC session: Xinhuanet
January 15, 2021

Wang Yang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), on Thursday stressed efforts to prepare for the fourth session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee. Formulating the next five-year plan should be taken as the focus of the annual session, said Wang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, at a Chairperson's Council meeting. The session was suggested to start on March 4. Click here to read...

Report: De-escalation of trade war would lift jobs, incomes in US: China Daily
January 15, 2021

Exports to China supported 1.2 million jobs in the United States, which would see its employment and household incomes further benefit during the Biden administration from a de-escalation of the trade war, according to research released Thursday. Click here to read...

Xi encourages Starbucks to help promote China-U.S. ties: Xinhuanet
January 14,2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged Howard Schultz, Starbucks Corporation's chairman emeritus, and the company to continue to play a positive role in advancing China-U.S. economic and trade cooperation and bilateral ties. Click here to read...

GT Voice: India, others can learn from Vietnam 2020 trade boom: Global Times
January 14, 2021

With ASEAN countries becoming China's largest trading partner in 2020, bilateral trade between China and Vietnam witnessed particularly remarkable growth.
In a year when the coronavirus pandemic caused unprecedented disruptions to global commerce, China's trade with Vietnam rose a staggering 18.8 percent compared with the previous year, and its imports from the neighbor surging 22.2 percent, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs on Thursday. Click here to read...

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