China: Daily Scan, 16 October, 2020
Dr Teshu Singh, Research Fellow, VIF
China's growth "positive impulse" for world economy: IMF chief: Xinhuanet
October 16, 2020

China's growth amid the COVID-19 pandemic is a positive impulse for the world economy and could especially benefit commodity exporters and countries that are connected to the Chinese economy through global value chains, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director KristalinaGeorgieva said Thursday. Click here to read...

New growth drivers to underpin 14th Five-Year Plan: China Daily
October 16, 2020

China will foster new growth drivers in areas of development for regional integration, 5G and digital technologies in its State-owned enterprises during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) to create a new pattern of high-quality development, said government and SOE officials. Click here to read...

Xi calls for greater resolve in reform: China Daily
October 16, 2020

President Xi Jinping has called for greater resolve and bolder moves to advance reform and opening-up, urging Guangdong province to take the lead in the journey of building China into a modern socialist country. Click here to read...

China tests swarm of ‘suicide drones’ launched from a truck and helicopters: South China Morning Post
October 16, 2020

China has developed a new low-cost “suicide drone” that is dispatched in a swarm to attack a target, according to mainland media reports. It was commissioned as part of the government’s military-civilian fusion strategy , a People’s Liberation Army insider who requested anonymity told the South China Morning Post. The policy seeks to boost military development with civilian and private sector support. Click here to read...

HK rejects Taiwan charter plane carrying ‘defense personnel,’ reflects one-China principle: observer: Global Times
October 15, 2020

A charter plane carrying Taiwan personnel from "coast guard and defense authority" was reportedly rejected and forced to return by the management authority at Hong Kong's flight information region (FIR) in the South China Sea on Thursday, which observers said reflects the one-China principle and cross-Straits tensions. Click here to read...

US warship transit through Taiwan Straits to instigate secessionists, attempt to obstruct China’s reunification futile: experts: Global Times
October 15, 2020

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) had a US warship under surveillance when it made a provocative transit in the Taiwan Straits on Wednesday, as the PLA was conducting live-fire exercises near the region. The US' high profile move was meant to lend support to Taiwan secessionist forces, but its attempt to interfere in China's internal affairs and obstruct China's reunification will be futile, Chinese mainland experts said on Thursday. Click here to read...

Chinese Regime Targets Social Media Influencers to Silence Dissenting Speech: Leaked Documents: The Epoch Times
October 15, 2020

In the Chinese regime’s clampdown on internet speech, authorities have been targeting the “Big Vs”: social media influencers with more than 500,000 followers on SinaWeibo, a Chinese microblogging platform that’s similar to Twitter, according to a series of government documents recently obtained by The Epoch Times from a trusted source. Click here to read...

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