China in the News: March 6, 2021

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China looks to close the chapter on coronavirus with big targets for 2021 at its annual National People’s Congress

One year after coronavirus battered the global economy, Beijing’s leaders are signalling to the world it’s ready to close the chapter on the pandemic.ABC News8 hours ago

China’s Plan to Win in a Post-Pandemic World

China unveiled a road map for cementing its rise in a post-Covid world as it opened one of its biggest political events of the year on Friday, casting its success …The New York Times10 hours ago

China’s next great leap forward could be a setback for Australia

Even if Australia’s political relationship with China improves, its plans to turbo-charge a de-carbonised economy will pose challenges for our economy.Sydney Morning Herald20 hours ago

American attitudes towards China harden, survey shows

Beijing: New polling from the Pew Research Centre shows strong negative attitudes among Americans towards China, with almost nine out of 10 adults seeing …Sydney Morning HeraldYesterday

SBS to temporarily stop airing Chinese state TV amid concerns over forced prisoner confessions

SBS suspends its daily broadcast of the Chinese government’s Mandarin news bulletin after a human rights group accuses the public broadcaster of possibly …ABC News20 hours ago

China has built the world’s largest navy. Now what’s Beijing going to do with it?

Hong Kong (CNN) In 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping donned military fatigues and boarded a People’s Liberation Army Navy destroyer in the South China …CNN 1 hour ago

Leaders aren’t talking and trade tensions remain, but Chinese students haven’t abandoned Australia … yet

Chinese people in Australia lodge more student visa applications in the month of January this year than in January during any previous year.ABC NewsYesterday

China’s new 5-year climate change plan won’t cut it

0n Friday, China released a draft summary of its 14th Five-Year Plan, the all-important document that not only guides the country’s economic development but …Vox.com9 hours ago

China Says It Will Select Hong Kong Legislators

A senior Chinese official said Friday that a pro-Beijing committee will choose members of Hong Kong’s legislature as part of a campaign to increase China’s …VOA Asia9 hours ago

Commentary: China’s divide-and-conquer strategy isn’t fooling anyone anymore

Recent actions involving Australia and New Zealand reveal the country’s modus operandi can be effective but will have broader, corrosive implications for China …CNA5 hours ago

Too much stimulus in the U.S. may bring ‘imported inflation’ to China, economists warn

In China, economists are wary of risks to growth as the country tries to recover fully from the shock of the pandemic.CNBC20 hours ago

Senate approves bill to tighten controls on China-funded Confucius Institutes on U.S. university campuses

The Senate approved a bill that would increase oversight on Confucius Institutes, China-funded cultural centers that operate on university campuses.CNBC2 hours ago

NATO grapples with grasping China’s transportation clout in Europe

COLOGNE, Germany – NATO officials are scrambling to understand the extent to which Chinese investments in key transportation nodes throughout Europe …DefenseNews.comYesterday

What China’s Big Tech CEOs propose at the annual parliament meeting

The annual meetings of the Chinese parliament and its advisory body are underway in Beijing this week. Top executives from some of China’s largest tech firms …TechCrunch14 hours ago

China proposes teaching masculinity to boys as state is alarmed by changing gender roles

China’s Education Ministry has published plans to “cultivate masculinity” in male students, inflaming a debate over modern gender roles.NBC News17 hours ago

Opinion: Nursing China’s Debt Hangover

In any other country, an official target of 6% annual economic growth would be almost preposterous. In China that target, announced Friday, is so modest it’s …The Wall Street Journal3 hours ago

U.S. Blacklisted China’s Xiaomi Because of Award Given to Its Founder

The Defense Department labeled smartphone maker Xiaomi as a company that supports China’s military partly due to an award given to its founder for his …The Wall Street Journal9 hours ago

Thousands of fake doses of COVID-19 vaccines seized in China and South Africa

Police in China and South Africa seize thousands of fake doses of COVID-19 jabs, global police organisation Interpol says, warning this represented only the “tip …ABC News2 days ago

China’s home-grown C919 aircraft on course to be certified by end of 2021

China’s home-built C919 aircraft is expected to finish flight testing and win airworthiness certification by the end of this year, the programme’s chief designer, Wu …South China Morning Post18 hours ago

With growth on track, China starts to unwind stimulus

This article has been updated. THE PHRASE “first in, first out” has become shorthand for China’s experience of the covid-19 pandemic: it is both where the virus …The Economist3 hours ago

Hong Kong’s vanishing freedom on the agenda as China’s annual congress begins

Hong Kong has been dropped from the Heritage Foundation’s ‘Index of Economic Freedom,’ as China’s annual Communist Party congress starts in Beijing.NBC News18 hours ago

Japan wants China to stop anal COVID tests on citizens

Japan has voiced its discomfort over China’s unorthodox COVID health tests for arriving passengers.NEWS.com.au2 days ago

Manulife taps UBS veteran to oversee its China business

Manulife named its first head of wealth and asset management for China to pursue domestic fund, retirement and offshore opportunities.Pensions & Investments12 hours ago

New African swine fever variants kill millions of pigs in China, devastating herd rebuild plan

A second wave of African swine fever (ASF) is estimated to have killed as many as eight million pigs in China since the start of the year, derailing the country’s …ABC News2 days ago

How China’s Massive Corruption Crackdown Snares Entrepreneurs Across The Country

LULIANG, China — The meteoric rise of aluminum executive Zhang Zhixiong transformed his rural Chinese hamlet into a lucrative mining community. But his fall …NPRYesterday

As China eyes Taiwan and beyond, Quad’s Indo-Pacific agenda takes priority

The Quad Summit will be US President Joe Biden’s first interaction under the diplomatic and security initiative revived during the Donald Trump era as a buffer …Hindustan Times15 hours ago

China has given away millions in its digital yuan trials. This is how it works

The People’s Bank of China has been developing the digital yuan, a so-called central bank digital currency that aims to replace some of the cash in circulation.CNBCYesterday

‘If the others go I’ll go’: Inside China’s scheme to transfer Uighurs into work

China’s policy of transferring hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang to new jobs often far from home is leading to a thinning out …BBC News3 days ago

Chinese diplomat Wang Xining claims being a friend of China is seen as a ‘sin’ in Australia, hits out at Australian media reporting

China’s most high-profile diplomat in Australia, Wang Xining, says “history will prove that it is wise and visionary to be China’s friends, and your children and …ABC News4 days ago

European navies hold stronger China deterrent than first appears

TOKYO — When a country flouts international rules, the world’s powers respond with a particular pattern of escalation.First, they condemn the actions.Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

China, Russia playing ‘greater-than-expected’ roles in global pandemic response

The world grapples with the expected tug-of-war between wealthy and poorer nations over vaccine supplies, paving the way for U.S. adversaries.Yahoo Finance Australia4 hours ago

U.S. imposes trade sanctions on Myanmar, calls on China to help end coup as violence escalates

The Commerce Department is imposing trade sanctions on Myanmar’s Ministry of Defense and Home Affairs as well as two corporations connected to the …CNBCYesterday

China Is Not Ten Feet Tall

China, the story goes, is inexorably rising and on the verge of overtaking a faltering United States. China has become the largest engine of global economic …Foreign Affairs Magazine2 days ago

China Requiring Anal Coronavirus Test For Travelers

China is now requiring anal swabs for many travelers arriving from abroad. What’s the logic of this policy?One Mile at a Time13 hours ago

Counterpoint: Oppo surpasses Huawei and becomes largest smartphone brand in China – GSMArena.com news

Oppo became the biggest smartphone maker in China for the first time ever, reports Counterpoint Research. This is the result of two factors: Oppo’s rise and …GSMArena.com8 hours ago

Chinese Hacking Spree Hit an ‘Astronomical’ Number of Victims

A single group appears to have infiltrated tens of thousands of Microsoft Exchange servers in an ongoing onslaught.WIRED3 hours ago

China’s Pursuit of Natural Gas Jolts Markets and Drains Neighbors

China’s quest to anchor its industrial growth to cleaner energy is whiplashing global prices of liquefied natural gas, reshaping trade in the world’s fastest-growing …The Wall Street Journal16 hours ago

Bill Birtles, on China – Conversations

In 2015 Bill began his dream job as the ABC’s China Correspondent. Five years later, 7 State Security police officers visited him in the middle of the night and …ABC News3 days ago

China sets economic growth target of ‘above 6 per cent’ for 2021

China set an economic growth target of ‘above 6 per cent’ for 2021, Premier Li Keqiang confirmed at the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Friday in Beijing.South China Morning PostYesterday

China pledges to build ‘Polar Silk Road’ over 2021-2025

China will construct a “Polar Silk Road” and actively participate in the development of Arctic and Antarctic regions, it said in its new 2021-2025 “five-year plan” …Reuters23 hours ago

China’s New Narrowbody COMAC C919 On Track For 2021 Certification

The new narrowbody jet of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is on track to be certified in 2021, its chief designer says. This means that the …Simple Flying15 hours ago

China zoo ‘tries to pass dog off as wolf’

The animal in the wolf enclosure turned out to be a watchdog raised at the zoo.BBC News8 hours ago

‘Ensure disengagement at other friction points on LAC’: India tells China again

Following an agreement last month on pulling back frontline troops along with armoured vehicles and artillery from strategic heights around Pangong Lake, the …Hindustan Times12 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 Strategist12 Feb

US to build anti-China missile network along first island chain

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will bolster its conventional deterrence against China, establishing a network of precision-strike missiles along the so-called first …Nikkei AsiaYesterday

Technology key to China’s vision for the future as a world leading power

Ambitious road map unveiled at National People’s Congress to transform the country by 2035.South China Morning Post5 hours ago

Taiwan urges people to eat more pineapples after China bans imports amid campaign of ‘intimidation’

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen calls on people to eat more pineapples to help farmers, saying Taiwan has been “ambushed” by a Chinese ban on the fruit, …ABC News27 Feb

What China’s ‘Total Victory’ Over Extreme Poverty Looks Like In Actuality

China’s ruling Communist Party has declared “total victory” over extreme poverty. Did that really happen, and if so, how?NPR6 hours ago

State Department applauds Germany’s plan to patrol the South China Sea this year, report says

The State Department has applauded Germany’s plans to send a warship through the South China Sea this summer, calling it a contribution toward preserving …Stars and Stripes19 hours ago

China Deals Fresh Blow to Tech Giants in Reach for Data

China called on its technology giants to share key data, dealing a further blow to the companies already reeling from heightened antitrust scrutiny.Bloomberg22 hours ago

SBS suspends Chinese-sourced news programming after receiving human rights complaint

Human rights organisation Safeguard Defenders wrote to SBS after the UK media watchdog revoked the licence of CGTN due to “serious non-compliance …SBS News21 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 News14 Feb

Russia, China and India’s new weapon for global supremacy? Vaccines

While Western nations scramble to get doses for citizens, the governments in Beijing, Moscow and New Delhi are shipping vaccine abroad to make new friends.National Post7 hours ago

China sets economic-growth target of 6%, aims to be more self-reliant on tech

China’s top economic official announced a healthy growth target for the nation and its plans to become a more self-reliant technology leader amid tension…MarketWatch23 hours ago

China says to promote U.S. business ties on basis of ‘mutual respect’

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Friday to promote business ties with the United States based on “mutual respect” that benefit both countries.Reuters22 hours ago

Australia Plans to Loosen China’s Grip on Minerals Supply Chain

(Bloomberg) — Australia wants to leverage off its position as a top mineral producer by boosting processing and manufacturing, part of a plan to challenge …Yahoo Finance2 days ago

China’s CSI 300 Index Pares Losses as Investors Focus on NPC

China’s main stock benchmark pared most of its early losses, narrowly avoiding a technical correction, as investors hunted for bargains while seeking cues from …Bloomberg17 hours ago

A major Chinese bitcoin mining hub is shutting down its cryptocurrency operations

Bitcoin mining consumes more energy per year than entire countries and China is looking to clean up its consumption.CNBC3 days 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 19 Feb

Opinion: Rare Truths About China’s Rare Earths

Environmentalists and markets can end Beijing’s monopoly on minerals for smartphones and more.The Wall Street Journal2 days agoOpinion

Chinese Investors Turn to Bank Stocks as Market Darlings Plunge

China’s most-shunned sector is getting a rare moment in the sun as investors seek shelter from a rout in the market’s darlings.Bloomberg57 minutes ago

Chinese spies in Afghanistan tells a lot about Beijing’s counterterrorism approach

The recent detention of alleged Chinese spies in Afghanistan, who were reportedly in contact with the Taliban-aligned Haqqani Network, gave a rare glimpse of …ThePrint22 hours agoOpinion

Aggressive carriers ‘biting the hand that feeds them’ as importers shun China

There are growing signs that the sky-high freight prices on the Asia-Europe trades may be beginning to structurally undermine it, as European importers begin to …theloadstar.com12 hours ago

Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late January, and Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, was …Associated Press4 days ago

Fitch Rates China Everbright Bank HK Branch’s Proposed USD Notes ‘BBB(EXP)’

Fitch Ratings – Hong Kong/Shanghai – 03 Mar 2021: Fitch Ratings has assigned an expected rating of ‘BBB(EXP)’ to China Everbright Bank Company Limited’s …Fitch Ratings2 days ago

Don’t rush to give clean chit to China. Mumbai power grid failure is a strong warning

Union Minister Raj Kumar Singh has denied media reports that said the massive power outage in Mumbai last year was caused by a cyberattack from China, …ThePrint21 hours agoOpinion

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