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(Update) Asia Communique - Week 7
Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit - China Singles Day - ASEAN summit
I wanted to share a quick update on the major upcoming events in Asia.
We will also have an exclusive interview with GBS Sidhu coming soon (paywall). I will share more information about jumping over the paywall for the interview in a little while.
GBS Sidhu is an author of the books: Sikkim - Dawn of Democracy: The Truth Behind the Merger and The Khalistan Conspiracy.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s leadership summit
Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) leadership summit will be held tomorrow in Moscow (virtual). Russia currently chairs SCO. This is the first time Prime Minister Modi and President Xi will be face-to-face (virtually) since the military stand-off started.
Xi Jinping to deliver speech at SCO summit - CGTN
PM Modi to join SCO summit with China and Pakistan leaders amid border standoff - Hindustan Times
Singles Day in China
China’s Singles Day or Double Eleven (光棍节) sale will occur on Wednesday. Alibaba and JD.com are expected to report record sales data.
ASEAN summit on Thursday
Vietnam will hold the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit from Thursday onwards.
ASEAN member states are likely to discuss economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 80 documents are expected to be signed at the summit.
37th ASEAN Summit, related meetings on horizon - Vietnam Plus
Over 80 documents to be signed at ASEAN summit, related meetings: Vietnamese minister - Xinhua