China in the News: February 21, 2021

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Daily news headlines about China from around the world

Russia v China: One thing Putin and Xi both fear

Vladimir Putin’s facing protests. But China’s “helmsman” Xi Jinping is going from strength to strength. So just how strong are the world’s two most prominent … 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 HeraldYesterday

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 NewsYesterday

US wary China’s new coast guard law could escalate sea disputes

Washington, DC says language in the law could be used to intimidate Beijing’s neighbours in the region amid sea tension.Al Jazeera English17 hours ago

South China Sea: Satellite images show China building ‘full-blown military bases’ on artificial islands

Worrying new satellite imagery suggests China is building “full-blown military bases” on controversial artificial islands in the South China hours ago

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 NewsYesterday

China deploys fighter jets in South China Sea escalating Taiwan conflict

China has launched eight fighter aircraft into the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone, with Taiwan engaging its air force in

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 Herald2 days ago

Quad forum vow to stop China treating East and South China Sea waters as its own

Australia will strongly oppose Chinese attempts to treat the waters of the East and South China Seas as their own, vowing with Japan, the United States and …The Australian2 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 News17 days ago

Australia ‘overreacting’ to Chinese development plans on northern border

Chinese-backed plans for fishing plant and city on Papua New Guinea island in Torres Strait designed to ‘ruffle feathers’ in Australia, expert says.The Guardian6 days 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

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 Guardian2 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 English3 days 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 Herald2 days ago

‘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

Uighurs: ‘Credible case’ China carrying out genocide

A legal opinion concludes the Chinese government has shown an intent to destroy the Uighur minority.BBC News13 days ago

Heartbreak and anger as China discourages travel for Lunar New Year

Normally at this time of year, hundreds of millions of Chinese people would be packing highways, trains and planes on homebound trips to celebrate the Lunar …CNN13 days ago

China’s Coal Supply Crisis Means High Prices, Blackouts

Voice of America is an international news and broadcast organization serving Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East …VOA Asia22 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 2 days ago

China is ‘unimpeded’ in South-East Asia. Here’s how its influence may shape the region

Just on Australia’s doorstep, China’s influence already outweighs that of the United States, and will only grow further.ABC News3 Sept

‘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 News19 days ago

How China lost central and eastern Europe

Bulgaria became the most recent country from central and eastern Europe (CEE) to show hostility toward China. In the latest sign of relations souring between …The Conversation UK27 July 2020

US Treasury chief Yellen: China tariffs stay in place for now

Yellen also says tax hikes would be needed to pay for large infrastructure, climate and education investment plan.Al Jazeera English2 days ago

China rolls out anal swab coronavirus test, saying it’s more accurate than throat method

The new testing protocol comes ahead of the country’s largest holiday, when billions of trips are normally made nationwide.The Washington Post27 Jan

The Firb way: finding Australia’s sweet spot between blocking China and driving foreign investment

Critics of the Foreign Investment Review Board do not agree on much – except that the system is broken.The Guardian8 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 Times2 days ago

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 English13 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

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

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

China Imposes Further Caps on Online Lending Amid Clampdown

China’s banking regulator imposed new restrictions on banks and financial institutions working with online microlenders including those led by Jack Ma’s Ant …Bloomberg13 hours 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 Times5 days ago

China’s Gen Z consumers drive growth of domestic brands as spending power rises

China’s Gen Z cohort is notably more globally minded and enthusiastic about “Made in China” products, said L Catterton’s Charlotte Chang.CNBC4 days 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 NewsYesterday

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 Verge6 days ago

Does China Own DreamWorks?

A factless Facebook post urged people to “Fact Check This!”, so…Snopes.com10 hours ago

Unexpected Decrease in Ammonia Emissions in China Due to COVID-19 Lockdowns

Most Chinese working in the cities return to work today after a 7-day national holiday of Spring Festival. The annual Spring Festival, which is also Chinese New …SciTechDailyYesterday

Clubhouse is now blocked in China after a brief uncensored period

Thousands of Chinese users suddenly found themselves unable to access Clubhouse on early Monday evening as the country prepared to start the week-long …TechCrunch13 days ago

China honours education pioneer who lifted 1,800 girls out of poverty

Educator who founded the first and only free high school for girls in one of the country’s poorest areas captures hearts.South China Morning Post13 minutes ago

China’s COVID Vaccine Campaign Is Rolling Out Slower Than Anticipated : Goats and Soda

Their vaccine rollout in this nation of 1.4 billion citizens is happening more slowly than anticipated. Why the delays?NPR18 days ago

Let’s never have so many eggs in the China basket

Ahead of its January 21 annual meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum released a report listing the top five risks by likelihood across the next decade.The Australian27 Mar 2020Opinion

China Overtakes U.S. as World’s Leading Destination for Foreign Direct Investment

China overtook the U.S. as the world’s top destination for new foreign direct investment last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic amplifies an eastward shift in the …The Wall Street Journal25 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.SpaceNews11 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

4 Chinese soldiers died in bloody India border clash last year, China reveals

China has revealed that four of its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were killed during a bloody hand-to-hand battle with Indian troops on the two …CNN 21 hours ago

Top News Of The Day: China Releases Galwan Clash Video 22:46

Dozens of Indian and Chinese soldiers could be seen in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley in a new video of last year’s border faceoff tweeted by Chinese state …NDTVYesterday

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

The great mall of China – The next big thing in retail comes with Chinese characteristics | Business

Chinese apps are to 21st-century shopping what American malls were to last century’s.The Economist2 Jan

American investors could pay the price as the U.S. moves to blacklist more Chinese firms

Chinese companies that are crucial to Beijing’s global trade and infrastructure projects are under threat as U.S.-China tensions escalate.CNBC1 Dec

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 Yesterday

IAN BIRRELL: Row erupts over ‘cover-up’ of China’s Covid death toll

IAN BIRRELL: The official data shows a fall of more than 150000 people receiving state payments in China in the first quarter of last year.Daily Mail31 minutes ago

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

China’s digital yuan, which the country’s central bank has been developing, is expected to work in a similar way to transactions through existing payment apps.CNBC4 days ago

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.com15 days ago

British private institutions being bought by Chinese firms

Experts anticipate a ‘feeding frenzy’ as firms, including some run by high-ranking members of the ruling Chinese Communist party, seek to expand their …Daily Mail51 minutes 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 4 days ago

We can still learn from China even while we reject Xi Jinping

Usually when I write about China at the moment, I am writing about the threat posed by its malign dictator, Xi hours ago

W.H.O. Researcher Seeking Coronavirus Origins on His Trip to China

An interview with Peter Daszak, an animal disease specialist, just after his return from an investigative research mission to Wuhan, the site of the original Covid …The New York Times7 days ago

Highly effective people’s republic – Why self-help books are so popular in China | China

BOOKSHOPS IN CHINA are replete with works offering advice on self-betterment. Topics range from coping with shyness (“How to Make Friends with Strangers …The Economist12 NovOpinion

China’s Crackdown on Muslims Extends to a Resort Island

The Utsuls of Hainan island were once celebrated by the government for their links to the larger Muslim world. Not anymore.The New York Times6 days ago

“India Can Leave China Behind In Manufacturing”: Arvind Kejriwal At NITI Aayog Meet

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today stressed the need for creating manufacturing hubs across the country, and said if it is pursued on war footing, India …NDTV13 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 3 days ago

Opinion | It’s Time to Trust China’s and Russia’s Vaccines

While the richest countries in the world are grappling with shortages of Covid-19 vaccines, some of the poorest worry about getting vaccines at all. Yet a solution …The New York Times12 days ago

NYPD officer charged with spying for China

Baimadajie Angwang reported on activities of Chinese citizens in New York, according to court documents.BBC News21 Sept

Kelleher and Rogers March 11 sale features Imperial China, PRC stamps and postal history

This complete unused sheet of 25 of the 1878 5-candareen orange Large Dragon on thin paper will be up for bids during Kelleher and Rogers’ March 11 auction …Linn’s Stamp NewsYesterday


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