The People’s Bank of China has published an annual report on the level of internationalization of the yuan (RMB) in the global monetary system. Noting the "steady" growth in the use of Chinese currency in international trade (despite the damage caused by the pandemic), the authors of the report provide the following details:
On 18 August, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a warning, in which he indicated that the aggravation of the conflict between China and the United States is likely to divide the world into two parts.
China strongly opposes US intentional denigration and pressure on Huawei and other Chinese companies. This was announced on 18 August by the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian in response to the announcement of the American side about the introduction of additional restrictions on Huawei.
The need to contain Iran’s influence in the region and a decrease in confidence in the United States as a guarantor of security against the "Iranian threat" are pushing Saudi Arabia to develop its own military nuclear technologies in cooperation with China.
In the Chinese segment of the Internet, a new social nationwide action "Clean Plate" is gaining momentum, directed against waste and excess in food.
In July 2020, the number of freight train departures on China-Europe international rail freight routes reached 1,232, which is 68 percent. increased compared to the same month last year. This was reported by the China State Railway Corporation /CSRC/.
The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Zhao Lijian at today’s press conference reiterated that China is not interested in any way and will never interfere in the American presidential elections.
The Internet version of the leading Chinese newspaper People’s Daily reported that in the first seven months of this year, the volume of goods transported by freight trains through the Khorgos checkpoint increased by more than 1.5 times (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, North-West China), on the railway routes China - Europe and China - Central Asia, Dunyo news agency reported.
On 4 August, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin in Beijing noted that China is categorically against the US deployment of medium-range ground-based missiles in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.
China on Tuesday announced a decision to suspend extradition and judiciary assistance treaties between its Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Canada, Australia and Britain, Xinhua reported.