China in the News: March 8, 2021

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‘Don’t care about truth’: China slams ‘preposterous’ claims

Australia and other countries have been accused of political motives for their opposition to China’s re-education camps.Yahoo News Australia2 hours ago

Beijing accuses Canberra of ‘reckless obstruction’, warns of trade impact

Beijing has accused Australia of “reckless obstruction” and warned its products are in the crosshairs of Chinese consumers.NEWS.com.au2 hours ago

Can China build coal plants and climate treaties at once?

One man’s appointment might help explain what China is signalling to the world by committing to climate change action – even as it goes on a coal power spree.Sydney Morning Herald19 hours ago

Russian coal set to benefit from trade spat between Australia and China

Russia is set to swoop in to take advantage of the escalating trade spat between Australia and China that has financially bruised Australia’s major export …NEWS.com.au2 hours ago

Wishful thinking on China will not serve American interests

Years ago in Beijing, I interviewed the chief executive of a European clean tech company that was a market leader in China at the time. I asked the executive …Financial Times11 hours agoOpinion

China’s Soaring Exports Show Strong Demand a Year After Lockdown

China’s exports surged in the first two months of the year, reflecting strong global demand for manufactured goods and with figures partly skewed by the low …Bloomberg1 hour ago

Carrier sailing straight into China cyberstorm

British military chiefs are bracing for the Royal Navys aircraft carrier to come under cyberattack as it sails towards China on its maiden grand voyage this year.The Australian20 hours ago

Chinese foreign minister takes firm tone, calls for ‘non-interference’ between China and the U.S.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a high-level press conference that the U.S. needs to stop interfering in what Beijing considers its domestic affairs.CNBC16 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 Herald3 days ago

China five-year plan aims for supremacy in AI, quantum computing

China has unveiled a five-year plan that will boost tech research in hopes of leading the world in fields like AI and quantum computing.Yahoo Finance Australia4 hours ago

China says Hong Kong needs electoral reform for ‘brighter future’

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi on Sunday said the electoral system in Hong Kong must be improved for …Reuters17 hours ago

Pharma groups spend billions to tap into booming China healthcare

Pharmaceutical groups signed partnerships with Chinese biotechnology start-ups at a record rate last year despite geopolitical tensions and concerns over …Financial Times3 hours ago

How China’s Belt and Road and an Australian mining company could be the deciding issues in the Greenland election

Greenlanders are weighing up the delicate balance of economic growth, foreign influence and their environment as an election campaign largely centred on a …ABC NewsYesterday

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 News3 days ago

China at least 30 years away from becoming manufacturing ‘great power’: former minister

China is at least 30 years away from becoming a manufacturing nation of “great power”, a former industry minister said on Sunday, despite boasting the world’s …Reuters19 hours ago

Joe Biden enlists ‘Quad’ allies to counter China

President Joe Biden is poised to hold the first ever quadrilateral US summit with the leaders of Japan, India and Australia, as the four countries step up …Financial Times17 hours ago

Opinion: The Woke Chinese Communist Party

Chinese state media rarely deserves attention but lately it’s taken a notable and instructive turn. It is invoking the woke themes of American progressives as a …The Wall Street Journal5 hours agoOpinion

Preparing for Retaliation Against Russia, U.S. Confronts Hacking by China

WASHINGTON — Just as it plans to begin retaliating against Russia for the large-scale hacking of American government agencies and corporations discovered …The New York Times37 minutes ago

A broader perspective on China’s technology advance – Future Tense

China’s development is often framed through the prism of ambition and rivalry – either with the US specifically, or the West more broadly.ABC News1 hour ago

Huawei Loses Cellular-Gear Market Share Outside China

Huawei Technologies Co. lost ground last year to Western rivals in cellular-equipment markets outside China, according to an industry research firm, a signal …The Wall Street Journal15 hours ago

CGTN: China gears up for people-centered, green, high-quality development

PRNewswire/ — As China enters a new development stage, different regions and sectors across the country are gearing up to improve the quality of …PRNewswire2 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: China says it will help vaccinate Olympians

Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Global cases have reached 116720811,Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

China’s 2nd Type 055 large destroyer enters naval service

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently commissioned its second 10000 ton-class Type 055 large destroyer after the first ship in its class …Global Times15 hours ago

How China is remaking the world in its vision

This is an edited extract of an essay in the latest issue of Australian Foreign Affairs, The March of Autocracy, published today.The Conversation AU21 Feb

How the US military is preparing for a war with China

Admiral James Stavridis was 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and 12th Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He sp.Nikkei AsiaYesterday

China’s propaganda machine in South Asia

The United Front Work Department (UFWD) influences national narratives by aligning or subverting popular opinion, legislation and policy decisions in …The Indian Express6 hours agoOpinion

China’s Communist party ran campaign to discredit BBC, thinktank finds

Australian study finds a ‘coordinated effort by CCP’s propaganda apparatus’ to distract from critical BBC reports and redirect narrative.The Guardian4 days ago

China responsible for half of the world’s new offshore wind capacity in 2020

Over six gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind generation was installed around the world in 2020, with China responsible for over half of the installation, according to …Out-Law.com28 minutes 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 News2 days ago

China’s five-year plan could push emissions higher unless action is taken

China has set out an economic blueprint for the next five years that could lead to a strong rise in greenhouse gas emissions if further action is not taken to meet …The Guardian2 days ago

Chinese investment in Australia plummets 61%

The drop reflects tougher foreign investment laws and the effects of Covid-19.BBC News7 days ago

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

A high-level Chinese study says a massive work scheme is reducing Uighur population density in Xinjiang.BBC News5 days ago

Indian water gun manufacturers giving China a run for its money

In February that year, just before Holi, he went back to the Sadar Bazar trader with the water gun he had produced and also the Chinese one.Hindustan Times6 hours ago

Billionaire investor Shen sees drive to ‘Buy China’ at home and abroad

Founder and managing partner of Sequoia Capital China tells state TV Chinese investment and policies make it easier for young people to start businesses.South China Morning Post19 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.com3 days ago

China gives green light for first downstream dams on Brahmaputra

A draft of China’s new Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), which is set to be formally approved on March 11, has given the green light for the first dams to be built on …The Hindu6 hours ago

China’s top bank regulator warns of ‘bubble risks’ in foreign markets

China’s top banking regulator has warned of the risk of bubbles in international markets and within the country’s own real estate sector, in the latest sign of …Financial Times6 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 …NPR3 days ago

Chloé Zhao, ‘Nomadland’ Director, Encounters a Backlash in China

When Chloé Zhao won the Golden Globe for best director for her film “Nomadland” last Sunday, becoming the first Asian woman to receive that prize, Chinese …The New York TimesYesterday

Xi Maps Out China’s Post-Covid Ascent

Xi Jinping has struck a confident posture as he looks to secure China’s prosperity and power in a post-Covid world, saying that the country is entering a time of …The New York Times4 days ago

China-Linked Hack Hits Tens of Thousands of U.S. Microsoft Customers

A cyberattack on Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT 2.15% Exchange email software is believed to have infected tens of thousands of businesses, government offices and …The Wall Street Journal2 days ago

China’s Tianwen-1 probe captures stunning images of Mars | See Pictures

China’s national space agency Sunday released stunning high-resolution images of Mars captured by its Tianwen-1 probe, which is currently orbiting the Red …ampIndia Today15 hours ago

Tesla Reaches 6,000 Supercharger Installs In China

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has now installed 6000 Supercharger stations across its key market of China. What Happened: The milestone was reported by Tesla …Yahoo Finance12 hours ago

Chinese firm working on Covid-19 mRNA vaccine that can be stored in a fridge

Guangzhou RiboBio’s product, which has been tested on animals, has a shelf life of about six months when stored at between 2 to 8 degrees Celsius.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post18 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 19 Feb

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 Journal2 days ago

China’s Defense Budget Climbs 6.8% as Economy Recovers

Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it’s going next. China projected defense spending growth of 6.8% this year, …Bloomberg3 days ago

Cellmid (ASX:CDY) seeks $3.8M for Chinese distribution agreements

Cellmid (ASX:CDY) is hoping to tap investors for $3.8 million via a renounceable rights issue to fund its recently initiated Chinese distribution agreements.The Market Herald1 hour ago

Study of aggressive covid-19 strain in Brazil suggests limits of China vaccine

As an aggressive coronavirus strain from the Amazon ravages Brazil, a preliminary study has provided the first evidence that the country’s principal vaccine, …Livemint18 hours ago

Jack Ma personifies the contradiction of China’s ideology

Imagine if Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates disappeared from public view and it was automatically assumed they had been arrested on the orders of President Joe Biden …Financial Times6 days ago

Family Disappears Amid China’s Detention Of Mostly Ethnic Uyghurs

A family in China’s region of Xinjiang left videos, pleading for help as authorities mounted a mass detention campaign. Then they disappeared.NPR5 days ago

China crisis: Jiangsu’s demise is part of country’s wider football struggle

If Liverpool are bad champions, one wonders what Roy Keane makes of China’s Jiangsu FC, who folded on Sunday three months after celebrating a first …The Guardian6 days ago

Beijing’s ‘Digital China’ push includes new personal data protections

In a new work report and 14th five-year plan presented at the annual ‘two sessions’ event, China seeks to nurture digital industries such as artificial intelligence, …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post2 days ago

All-male boards rule at hot Chinese companies from Xiaomi to Nio

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – Warren Buffett-backed carmaker BYD, Nike-rival Anta Sports Products and Nasdaq-listed retailer JD.com are all emblematic of …The Straits Times3 hours ago

Biden’s team says it will use ‘all available tools’ to fight China’s unfair trade practices

The Biden administration released a report outlining its trade agenda, including how it will address challenges posed by China.CNBC6 days ago

Factbox: China’s anal tests for coronavirus upset visitors

BEIJING (Reuters) – Foreign visitors have been upset by China’s anal swab tests for COVID-19, prompting complaints of inconvenience and even psychological …Reuters5 days ago

A Spreadsheet of China’s Censorship Shows the Human Toll

An online spreadsheet with an anonymous minder tabulates Xi Jinping’s crackdown on speech.The New York Times27 Feb

Jack Ma loses title as China’s richest man after coming under Beijing’s scrutiny

BEIJING (Reuters) – Alibaba and Ant Group founder Jack Ma has lost the title of China’s richest man, a list published on Tuesday showed, as his peers …Reuters5 days 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 Press6 days ago

Cheng Lei, Australian Journalist for CGTN, Is Arrested by China

Chinese investigators have formally arrested an Australian journalist who worked for China’s state television on suspicion of sharing national secrets, the …The New York Times9 Feb

China’s Plan for Digital Yuan Imperils Bitcoin’s Biggest Markets

(Bloomberg) — Trouble may be brewing in China for Bitcoin’s raucous and divisive rally as the nation pushes ahead with a world-leading effort to create a digital …Yahoo Finance2 days ago

Explained: China’s cyber eye and India

In the latest in a series of surveillance and hacking attempts, a Chinese state-backed hacker firm has been reported to be targeting Indian vaccine makers.The Indian Express4 days ago

Canada’s parliament declares China’s treatment of Uighurs ‘genocide’

Canada is just the second country after the US to recognise China’s actions in Xinjiang as genocide.BBC News23 Feb

China takes aim at Australian universities with latest boycott

Australian universities have already been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.NEWS.com.au27 Feb

Game of drones: Chinese giant DJI hit by US tensions, staff defections

A drone flies as Chinese drone maker DJI demonstrates their app that tracks a drone’s registration and owner in Montreal, Canada, on Nov 13, 2019. (Photo: …CNA4 hours ago

China-Australia Slump Continues to Deepen – The Diplomat

The formal arrest of an Australian citizen by Chinese authorities continues the downward trend in bilateral relations.The Diplomat11 Feb

China’s Retirement Home Industry is Plagued by Ponzi Schemes

The saleswoman waited for Yang Jinzhong at the bus stop. She took Ms. Yang for a tour in her car. With every call and meeting, the saleswoman made the same …The New York Times28 Feb

Russian, Chinese hackers may have stolen European vaccine data

Russian and Chinese hackers reportedly stole COVID-19 vaccine and treatment data from the European Medicines Agency.Yahoo News Australia9 hours ago

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