China in the News: February 19, 2021

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How China is devastating Australia’s billion-dollar wine industry

Melbourne, Australia (CNN Business) South Australian winemaker Jarrad White spent almost a decade building his business in China. Then, in a matter of …CNN 10 hours ago

China defends use of Twitter, Facebook in coronavirus disinformation campaign

Beijing: The Chinese government defended its use of Twitter and Facebook on Thursday, following a report that it had used its growing social media presence to …Sydney Morning Herald6 hours ago

Myanmar protesters urge China to condemn coup. Will Beijing act?

Protesters accuse China of backing Myanmar generals, but analysts say Beijing does not favour a return to military rule.Al Jazeera English12 hours ago

China bans Clubhouse app as thousands share stories about Xinjiang and Tiananmen Square

It was an incredible moment: a Chinese woman delivering an emotional public apology to a woman from the country’s oppressed Uyghur minority. I was one of …ABC News9 days ago

China blocks Clubhouse app that gave rare access to uncensored topics

Beijing: A rare uncensored app that had attracted Chinese internet users to freely discuss taboo topics, including the mass detention of Uighurs, democracy …ETTelecom.com10 days ago

Biden says China to pay price for human rights abuses

US president says his country will reassert its global role on human rights and will work to get China to protect them.Al Jazeera EnglishYesterday

Joe Biden suggests China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’

US President Joe Biden has appeared to downplay China’s genocide of Uighur Muslims, saying “culturally there are different norms” in every country.NEWS.com.auYesterday

China lifts ban on scrap metal imports in new iron ore threat

China has quietly lifted a two-year ban on imports of scrap metal, a shift that fits a long-term strategy to reduce its reliance on Australian iron ore.The Australian Financial Review19 hours ago

2022 Olympics should be moved from China says Canada opposition party

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole said Canada should not be turning a blind eye to genocide.Sydney Morning Herald2 days ago

China promotes education drive to make boys more ‘manly’

The education ministry comes under criticism for moves to “prevent the feminisation” of young boys.BBC News15 days ago

Australia seeks out of ‘red lines’ with China-reset talks

Australia’s top diplomat in Washington says the government would like for Indo-Pacific diplomacy to not be dominated by “unproductive” red line issues with …The Canberra TimesYesterday

‘Their goal is to destroy everyone’: Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape

Women in China’s “re-education” camps for Uighurs have been systematically raped, sexually abused, and tortured, according to detailed new accounts …BBC News17 days ago

Chinese influence heads agenda in Quad’s regional security talks

Foreign Minister Marise Payne and her US, Indian and Japanese counterparts have laid the groundwork for countering growing Chinese assertiveness in the …The Australian12 hours ago

China implements invasive quarantine rules amid fear of holiday coronavirus outbreak

China is enforcing strict new measures, including anal swab testing, as COVID-19 cases surge ahead of Lunar New Year, a time of high travel for the country.ABC News27 Jan

China spat fells Woodside LNG plan

Woodside Petroleum has been forced to postpone talks to sell LNG to China, the worlds biggest gas buyer, blaming trade tensions between Canberra and …The Australian14 hours ago

Hong Kong approves China’s Sinovac vaccine

China’s Sinovac vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Hong Kong, with the rollout to start on February 26.The West Australian18 hours ago

US Government accuses China of committing genocide, crimes against humanity in treatment of Uyghur Muslims

The US Government has accused China of committing “genocide and crimes against humanity” in its oppression of Uyghur Muslims in its Xinjiang region.ABC News20 Jan

WHO rejects China foreign food virus idea

The head of WHO’s team to China says the idea that the coronavirus might have been imported to China via frozen food is “not something that we are looking at”.The West Australian6 hours ago

US lab at center of Covid-19 conspiracy pushed by China

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Dozens arrested as Hong Kong marks China’s National Day

While leader Carrie Lam hails ‘return to peace’, riot police hit streets to deter expected pro-democracy march.Al Jazeera English1 Oct

‘You will be put into detention’: Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing China for first time

It was late on a Friday evening and I was about to head home from the ABC’s Beijing office when the telephone rang. On the other end of the line was a man …ABC News21 Sept

China lashes out at Canada for signing declaration against arbitrary detention

Statement made no mention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor but Canada has tried to build global support to secure their release.The Guardian7 hours ago

Papua New Guinea sides with China on Hong Kong | The Strategist

The United Nations Human Rights Council recently voted on a resolution supporting China’s draconian national security law that has effectively crushed free …The Strategist13 July 2020

How Oracle Sells Repression in China

In its bid for TikTok, Oracle was supposed to prevent data from being passed to Chinese police. Instead, it’s been marketing its own software for their surveillance …The Intercept14 hours ago

Chinese stocks touch record as traders return after lunar new year

Chinese stocks briefly climbed to an all-time high on optimism for the country’s economic recovery from Covid-19 as traders returned from the lunar new year …Financial Times18 hours ago

Trafficking dreams – Why China’s Didi can succeed where Uber has struggled | Business

“WE INVEST A lot of money here in China,” proclaimed Travis Kalanick, founder and then boss of Uber, at a confab in Tianjin in June 2016. But, he added with …The Economist18 minutes ago

China targets rare earth export curbs to hobble US defence industry

China is exploring limiting the export of rare earth minerals that are crucial for the manufacture of American F-35 fighter jets and other sophisticated weaponry, …Financial Times3 days ago

Biden to focus on COVID-19, China, at his first G7 summit

White House confirms pandemic and China’s power are top matters of discussion at Biden’s first G7 meeting.Al Jazeera English25 minutes ago

Biden administration pledges to expand vaccinations as winter storms cause delays – as it happened

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that states will face serious delays in receiving doses of Covid-19 vaccines due to the winter storm that …The GuardianYesterday

China’s ‘mercantilist’ semiconductor policy hurts US innovation, report says

US think tank ITIF estimates that China’s protectionist policies have led to 5100 fewer US semiconductor patents annually.South China Morning Post10 hours ago

China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy: What to Expect in the Next Five Years

Even as the term has all but disappeared from official documents, its tenets are being strengthened and extended.Defense One5 hours ago

China unveils plan to reshape manufacturing with internet of things

China plans to modernise its manufacturing sector to ensure its global competitiveness with advancements in 5G, cloud computing and the internet of things.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Clubhouse says it will improve security after researchers raise China spying concerns

The developers of audio chat room app Clubhouse plan to add additional encryption to prevent it from transmitting pings to servers in China, after Stanford …The Verge4 days ago

How to rein in China without risking war is the issue Biden must address

The US leader has taken a tough line with president Xi Jinping, raising concerns about trade, Taiwan, Hong Kong and alleged genocide in Xinjiang.The Guardian5 days agoOpinion

Covid: WHO says ‘extremely unlikely’ virus leaked from lab in China

A team of international and Chinese experts say more work is needed to find the source of the virus.BBC News10 days ago

Is China Emerging as the Global Leader in AI?

Twenty years ago, there was a huge gulf between China and the United States on AI research. While the U.S. was witnessing sustained growth in research …Harvard Business Review11 hours ago

Top 10 Chinese cities with most number of wealthy families

The number of wealthy Chinese families hit 5.01 million as of Dec 31 in 2019, an increase of 1.4 percent from a year earlier, according to the Hurun Wealth …Chinadaily USAYesterday

UK academics investigated over China-linked research: Report

The Times reports the scholars may have unwittingly helped China build weapons of mass destruction.Al Jazeera English11 days ago

Taiwan reports ‘large incursion’ by Chinese warplanes for second day

Taiwan has reported a “large incursion” by Chinese warplanes for the second day running, a show of force that coincides with the first days of US President Joe …BBC News25 Jan

China’s digital yuan needs to beat Alipay, WeChat Pay before challenging dollar, researcher says

China’s digital yuan will need to dethrone the country’s domestic e-payments giants first, before it can think of competing against the greenback internationally, …CNBC2 days ago

China Stockpiles Chips, Chip-Making Machines to Resist U.S.

China is taking decisive steps to protect itself from a widening U.S. technology ban, with imports of computer chips and the machines that make them surging last …Bloomberg16 days ago

Sinovacillate – China’s roll-out of covid-19 vaccines is slower than planned | China

Production bottlenecks and a perceived lack of urgency don’t help.The Economist1 hour ago

China and Russia Join Forces for Lunar Research Base

Russia and China are planning to sign an agreement to work together on an international lunar research station. Read it here.Interesting Engineering13 hours ago

China Is the Only Major Economy to Report Economic Growth for 2020

China’s economy expanded by 2.3% in 2020, roaring back from a historic contraction in the early months of the year to become the only major world economy to …The Wall Street Journal18 Jan

SpaceNews China’s Tianwen-1 enters orbit around Mars

China’s first interplanetary mission, Tianwen-1, successfully entered Mars orbit Feb. 10 following a 202-day journey through deep space.SpaceNews9 days ago

Arab world basks in the glory of UAE Mars mission triumph

DUBAI: For months, the Hope probe’s journey to Mars had been tracked eagerly by the Arab news media. In the UAE, hoardings depicting the unmanned …Arab News9 days ago

Import-Export Taxes and Duties in China in 2021

Read more about China’s updated import and export tax rates and customs duties, as well as key issues that foreign companies should take note of.China Briefing7 Jan

How I survived a Chinese ‘re-education’ camp for Uighurs

The long read: After 10 years living in France, I returned to China to sign some papers and I was locked up. For the next two years, I was systematically …The Guardian12 Jan

Eni signs a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation with the People’s Republic of China

The agreement between Eni and the International Cooperation Center of the National Development and Reform Commission (ICC-NDRC) promotes the …Oil and Gas Middle East31 Dec

Mars ahead! China’s Tianwen-1 mission snaps 1st photo of Red Planet.

China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft snapped its first image of Mars as the mission makes its final approach; the probe will enter orbit around the Red Planet in less …Space.com13 days ago

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