China: Daily Scan, January 25, 2021
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
Disciplinary work to better serve growth: China Daily
January 25, 2021

The discipline inspection and supervision system will be better integrated into the national governance system this year. The move will unleash greater effectiveness in governance and serve high-quality development as the country embarks on a new journey to fully build a modern socialist country, according to a communique released on Sunday. Click here to read...

Cooperation can immediately improve China-US relations, ex-diplomat says: China Daily
January 25, 2021

The United States and China could bring almost immediate change to their strained relationship by having "strong and intense cooperation" on core issues during the window of opportunity of the new administration in Washington, a former US ambassador said. Click here to read...

Only with the one-China principle in place can the Taiwan Straits avoid miscalculation: Global Times editorial
January 25, 2021

The Chinese mainland conducted a series of aircraft exercises in the southwest airspace of the island of Taiwan on Saturday and Sunday, sending 13 and 15 fighter jets respectively in the two days, many of which were main combat aircrafts of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The Taiwan authorities are feeling the pressure, and the US State Department had issued a statement, urging the Chinese mainland to "cease pressure against" the island while reaffirming its commitment to the island. However, the juxtaposition of the three China-US joint communiqués, the Taiwan Relations Act and the six assurances mentioned in the US statement this time differs from the Trump administration's refusal to mention the three joint communiqués in his later period. Click here to read...

China at Davos: A steady voice for multilateralism: People’s Daily
January 25, 2021

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Four years ago in Davos, President Xi Jinping quoted this famous line of Charles Dickens to describe a world fraught with contradictions. He observed, “On the one hand, with growing material wealth and advances in science and technology, human civilization has developed as never before. On the other hand, frequent regional conflicts, global challenges like terrorism and refugees, as well as poverty, unemployment and widening income gap have all added to the uncertainties of the world.” Click here to read...

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