China in the News: February 20, 2021

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Rethinking the US-China fight: Does China really threaten American power abroad?

A scholar of global relations says China seems worried about its future. Meanwhile, the US and Europe still treat China as a threat. The clash of world views …The Conversation US12 hours ago

Has Australia’s prickly relationship with China become the ‘new normal’?

Experts fear that Australia’s prickly diplomatic relationship with China has settled into a “new normal”. Natasha Kassem from the Lowy Institute and James …ABC News2 hours ago

Biden says world must prepare for ‘long-term’ competition with China

London: Joe Biden has called on Europe to prepare for “long-term competition” with China, warning the world is at an “inflection point” but expressing …Sydney Morning Herald6 hours ago

China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers

Many popular influencers working within the constraints of China’s heavily censored web are finding that th…9NewsYesterday

Taiwan reports eight Chinese fighters in its defence zone as it appoints new defence minister

Taiwan’s air force scrambled after eight Chinese fighter aircraft flew into the south-western part of its air defence identification zone, in an uptick in tensions that …ABC News10 hours ago

Victorian rock lobster industry ‘on its knees’ in ongoing China trade dispute

As the price per kilo for lobster plunges from $100 to $30, producers are struggling to survive the loss of the lucrative Chinese export market.ABC News4 hours ago

‘China is motoring ahead’: Australian mining giants ride Beijing’s cash splash

China’s building boom has provided a gift for Australia’s mining giants who were steeling themselves for huge disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic.Sydney Morning Herald13 hours ago

China warns of economic backlash if Quad targets a ‘specific country’

China says the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue should not be used to target any specific country, as state media called on Beijing to make full use of its …The Australian Financial ReviewYesterday

Four Chinese soldiers were killed in hand-to-hand combat with Indian forces

China has revealed that four of its soldiers were killed during a bloody hand-to-hand battle with Indian tr…9News19 hours ago

Where to now for Australia-China trade?

China correspondent Bill Birtles examines Australia’s strained trading relationship with China. How we got to this point, the future of our trading partnership, and …ABC News2 hours ago

Cotton industry rebounds as harvest starts on potential $1.5 billion crop, but China still not buying

Early estimates suggest Australia’s cotton crop will be four times larger than last year’s and worth about $1.5 billion — a noticeable comeback for the industry, …ABC News5 hours ago

Biden’s sturdy resistance to China is impressive. But difficult choices loom.

The 26th president would love the 46th’s pugnacious approach to an international menace.The Washington Post13 hours agoOpinion

G-7 Skirts the China Question, Yet Need for Answers Grows

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations tiptoed around the issue of China during their first, virtual, gathering of 2021 and failed to disguise a …Bloomberg5 hours ago

UK-China relations slip from Golden Age to Ice Age

LONDON/BEIJING — In the not-so-distant past, China could count on the U.K. as a reliably friendly country that partners on international initiatives.Nikkei Asia4 hours ago

Quad meeting: China’s military ambitions dealt blow by Australia, Japan, US and India

China’s attempts exert its force on its neighbours have been met with a major hammerblow from Australia and three of the world’s most powerful nations — in a …NEWS.com.au17 hours ago

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 Yesterday

Who are the Uighurs and why is China being accused of genocide?

China has been accused of genocide and shocking human rights abuses over its treatment of the Uighurs.NEWS.com.au3 hours ago

Quad nations oppose China’s attempts to alter status quo by force

The foreign ministers of Japan, the United States, Australia and India agreed Thursday they “strongly” oppose any attempts by China to alter the status quo in the …The Japan Times13 hours ago

Bitcoin Mining in Xinjiang, China Could Be a Red Flag for Regulators

Some 20% of the world’s Bitcoin mining takes place in China’s Xinjiang region, where the U.S. government says a genocide is occurring.Barron’s6 hours ago

China military watch | The Strategist

As tensions rise over China’s recent aggressive air patrolling across the Taiwan Strait, and concern mounts that Beijing may stage a provocation to coerce Taipei …The Strategist8 days ago

Tesla and China cultivate a give-and-take relationship

China is locked in a heated diplomatic confrontation with the U.S. At home, President Xi Jinping continues to strengthen his grip on power. All the wh.Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

Texas weather crisis deepens Chinese belief they’re ‘on right path’, says foreign ministry

China’s foreign ministry said on Friday that seeing the plight of Americans suffering in a severe winter storm that hit the state of Texas this week reinforced a …Reuters14 hours ago

China’s clampdown on Jack Ma’s Ant boosts rivals

China’s crackdown on Jack Ma’s Ant Group is boosting rival lenders that charge much higher interest rates, raising fears that Beijing’s drive to lower credit risk …Financial Times23 hours ago

China’s trade sanctions on Australian agriculture force farmers to find new markets

Farmers who fell victim to the multi-billion-dollar China-Australia trade spat are seeing signs of hope as they find new customers for their produce.ABC News6 days ago

U.S. concerned China’s new coast guard law could escalate maritime disputes

The United States is concerned by China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful …Reuters4 hours ago

Allegations of shackled students and gang rape inside China’s detention camps

Hong Kong (CNN) On the first day of her new teaching job at a Chinese government-run detention center in Xinjiang, Qelbinur Sidik said she saw two soldiers …CNN 10 hours ago

China takes another baby step toward ending birth limits

BEIJING — China is showing greater urgency on its looming demographic crisis, moving to let three northeastern provinces look into scrapping restrict.Nikkei Asia8 hours ago

Engagement, not enragement, the key to relationship with China

It’s no secret that there are strains in the relationship between Canada and China, emphasized this week by the Canada-led declaration against arbitrary …Business in Vancouver5 hours ago

Commodity prices have been trending higher — but how long the rally lasts depends on China

The last supercycle happened in the mid-2000s before the global financial crisis and peaked in 2008 as China grew to become a commodity powerhouse.CNBCYesterday

Doubts about the WHO COVID inquiry fuel China’s advantage

A highly anticipated global inquiry, more than a dozen investigators, a fortnight of inspections at ground-zero of the virus that sent borders up around the world, …Sydney Morning Herald8 days ago

Cutting China off from the U.S. would cost America hundreds of billions of dollars, report says

A new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Rhodium Group lays out the enormous price of a potential separation of the Chinese and U.S. …CNBC2 days ago

China’s Mars mission, vaccine trust and predatory journals

China has achieved another milestone in space. Its first spacecraft designed to explore Mars arrived at the planet on 10 February just before 8.00 p.m. Beijing …Nature.com3 days ago

Virtual control: the agenda behind China’s new digital currency

The planned ‘e-yuan’ could boost Beijing’s surveillance state and create competition for private fintech groups.Financial Times3 days ago

China hikes half-year rare earth output quotas to record level

China on Friday hiked its rare earth output quotas for the first half of the year by more than 27% to record levels, potentially easing concerns of supply shortages …Reuters14 hours ago

Underfunded and Under Pressure, U.S. Pensions to Keep Investing in China

Large U.S. pension plans relying on ambitious returns to fill massive shortfalls aren’t finding it easy to steer clear of regulatory risk in China.The Wall Street Journal15 hours ago

A non-aligned movement for the new US-China cold war

Other countries prefer to stay neutral amid the intense jockeying for influence between China and the US. The only way they can achieve that is to join hands in …South China Morning Post6 hours agoOpinion

Dennis Atkins: Yeah, right. Harold Holt is alive in China and PM knew nothing of rape scandal

Smug Scott is a fixture of the political landscape. But this week, as a rape scandal erupted and the talk was of coverups, he wasn’t quite so smug.The New Daily7 hours ago

China assembling rocket to launch first space station module

The Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket to launch China’s first space station module is soon to be assembled at Wenchang for launch in April.SpaceNewsYesterday

Biden and China: Administration Rethinks Relations

The Biden administration is under intense pressure to maintain former President Donald J. Trump’s curbs on China, even as it tries to develop a more …The New York Times2 days 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 Economist2 hours ago

US congressmen reintroduce bill to protect Taiwan from China attack

Washington, Feb. 18 (CNA) Two members of the United States Congress reintroduced a bill on Thursday in the Senate and House of Representatives to deter …Focus Taiwan News Channel22 hours ago

China’s rise to define transatlantic ties, NATO chief says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on Friday for Europe, Canada and the United States to uphold the international …Reuters8 hours ago

All eyes on China’s upcoming Phase 1 purchases

China could meet its 2021 Phase 1 agreement target for agricultural imports from the United States, and that would do wonders for crop prices, says an.Western Producer7 hours ago

‘Progress’ on release of Irish businessman in China Ireland

Aviation veteran Ulick McEvaddy has said progress is being made on a plan to secure the release of Irish businessman Richard O’Halloran from China.RTE.ie9 hours ago

IMAX Shares Soar On China’s Record New Year Box Office

Shares in IMAX, the Canadian-American film technology supplier whose U.S. business has been hurt by fallout from COVID-19, got a lift today from a healthy …Forbes3 days ago

How Holden nearly became a Chinese brand

Holden was considering a plan to rebadge Chinese cars to keep its showrooms open in Australia.Sydney Morning Herald13 hours ago

Disgraced electronics retail tycoon vows to restore former glory

Huang Guangyu, founder of Gome, saw his empire of bricks-and-mortar stores struggle as consumers turned to e-commerce during his 12 years behind bars.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

China’s Holiday Consumption Withstands Travel Restrictions

Chinese consumers splurged on restaurants, online sales and movies over the Lunar New Year holiday as travel restrictions made it difficult for many of them to …Bloomberg2 days ago

China considers new actions to boost plunging birthrate after ending controversial 1-child policy in 2016

China is considering additional measures to increase its flagging birthrate, more than four years after ending its controversial one-child policy. For decades …KTLA10 hours ago

Sorry, America: China is now Europe’s biggest trading partner for goods

London (CNN Business) Europe is now trading more goods with China than the United States, a sign of how the pandemic is transforming the global economy.CNN 2 days ago

Facebook bans content sharing in Australia, Texas battles cold, China’s digital currency

Facebook has defied Australia’s push to make Big Tech pay for news by banning the sharing of *content* on its platform in the country, the oil and gas industry in …Financial Times2 days ago

US steps up challenges to Chinese-claimed islands in South China Sea

Hong Kong (CNN) A US Navy warship sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the second such sailing in as many weeks, as …CNN 3 days ago

Chinese Covid Vaccine Secretly Given to VIPs

In Peru and elsewhere, some politicians and the well-connected got China’s Sinopharm vaccine months ahead of health workers and other vulnerable groups.The Wall Street JournalYesterday

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 Intercept2 days ago

Protect and regulate China’s oyster resources

China has at least 30 oyster species (1), all of which provide valuable ecosystem services. Oysters’ filter feeding habit reduces suspended particles and nutrients …Science MagazineYesterday

Exclusive: Half London councils found using Chinese surveillance tech linked to Uighur abuses

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least half of London’s boroughs have bought and deployed China-made surveillance systems linked to the abuse of Uighurs, …Reuters2 days ago

Russia, China to sign agreement on international lunar research station

Russia is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding with China to cooperate on a vision for an international lunar research station (ILRS).SpaceNews2 days ago

China grapples with greying issue, East Asia News & Top Stories

Since 2007, China’s annual economic growth rate has dropped by more than half.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times5 hours ago

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