China in the News: March 9, 2021

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Wishful thinking on China will not serve US interests

It’s important that Joe Biden keeps expectations for co-operation rooted in reality. Xi Jinping’s China isn’t going to do anything that isn’t explicitly in the interest of …The Australian Financial Review2 hours ago

Why China’s Hong Kong crackdown could backfire | The Strategist

The year of the ox has begun darkly for the people of Hong Kong. On 16 February, nine pro-democracy activists, including 82-year-old Martin Lee, the revered …The Strategist1 hour ago

China tells Biden to reverse ‘dangerous practice’ on Taiwan

China’s foreign minister has warned the Biden administration to roll back former President Donald Trump’s “dangerous practice” of showing support for Taiwan, …9News21 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.auYesterday

China’s 5-year plan to lead global recovery

China is aiming to lift its economic, technological and national strength to a new, higher stage in the next five years, under a sweeping blueprint that has put …Global Times12 hours ago

UK universities’ closeness to China poses risks, says Jo Johnson

The former universities minister Jo Johnson has warned of the “poorly understood” risks of increasingly close collaboration between UK universities and China.The Guardian1 hour ago

‘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 AustraliaYesterday

Australia vows to continue criticising China’s treatment of Uighurs after accusation of hypocrisy

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has dismissed China’s claims Australia shouldn’t criticise human rights abuses because of how Indigenous people are treated.SBS News20 hours ago

China says hopes US will remove ‘unreasonable’ restrictions on cooperation

The Chinese government’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, said on Sunday that Beijing willing to communicate with the United States on the basis of mutual …CNA5 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 TimesYesterdayOpinion

Chinese stocks enter correction territory

The Chinese stock market dropped further on Monday, taking the decline from recent record highs to 12 per cent, on concerns that equities in Shanghai and …Financial Times16 hours ago

Quad alliance countering China doomed to fail due to member’s ‘all-for-self’ attitudes

Senior US officials have filled their mid-March calendars with a slew of visits and discussions with their Asian allies, including the US defense secretary’s visit to …Global Times11 hours ago

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 …Bloomberg23 hours ago

‘Nomadland’ Publicity Censored in China After Nationalist Backlash Against Chloé Zhao

Backlash against Chloé Zhao in China could impact the upcoming Disney blockbuster “Eternals.”IndieWire6 hours ago

Australia responds to new China criticism

Australia has vowed to continue criticising shocking human rights abuses in China after Beijing suggested the treatment of Aboriginal people made Canberra’s …Yahoo News Australia21 hours ago

Using opinion war on China wishful thinking: Global Times editorial

The US ideological attack on China is becoming fiercer, and counterattacks from China have also become more open. The opinion war between the two sides is …Global Times10 hours agoOpinion

China’s imports, exports above expected on strong demand

China’s exports grew by 60.6 per cent in combined figures for January and February from a year earlier, while imports grew by 22.2 per cent.South China Morning Post2 days ago

China Stands Corrected in Monday Trade – ShareCafe

Asian markets finished Monday’s trading session awash in red ink, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index down 1.9% and Tokyo’s Nikkei losing 0.42%. But it was …ShareCafe13 hours ago

Chinese Stocks Slide, With a Major Index in Correction Territory

China’s main stock benchmarks tumbled, erasing all of this year’s gains, as investors grappled with signs that policy makers in Beijing will take more action to …The Wall Street Journal15 hours ago

China watching whether we buckle: Costello

Peter Costello says business people who believe the government can fix Australia’s problems with China by just picking up the phone are not living in the real…Manning River Times35 minutes ago

Why The Return of Hanfu Represents A Generational Shift in China

On the streets of Shanghai, *content* creator Shiyin can be seen wearing a traditional outfit from China’s Ming period. Popular on social media, she routinely …Vogue20 hours ago

Oppo Find X3 series is already up for pre-order in China – GSMArena.com news

Oppo Find X3 series is scheduled to launch on March 11, but the Pro variant is finding it hard to keep still and constantly pops up on various websites, revealing …GSMArena.com7 hours ago

Nomadland fracas a chance to test China’s resilience

I don’t think her movie should be removed from the film market. As China remains open, the country should be able to tolerate divergences.Global Times19 hours ago

Santos hit by Chinese sell-down

Santos’ strategic alliance with its major shareholder ENN Group has fallen away as a result of a sell-down by the Chinese firm that has fuelled speculation the …The Australian Financial ReviewYesterday

China hackers RedEcho accused of targeting India electric grid

Chinese hackers have been accused of causing a blackout in India’s most populous city last year after a US cybersecurity firm linked them to the incident.NEWS.com.au20 hours ago

China’s Carbon Neutral Opportunity: Economic Growth Driven By Ambitious Climate Action

As clean energy costs keep falling, China’s carbon neutral opportunity is exporting the technologies it develops to decarbonize at home, improving domestic …Forbes13 hours ago

Exclusive: Three ships carrying U.S. ethanol head to China – sources

Three ships carrying ethanol were heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast, three trade sources told Reuters on Monday, a sign that ethanol exports from the …Yahoo Finance3 hours ago

Chinese women’s group video challenges government’s idea of a real man

For years, Chinese state media has marked International Women’s Day with effusive praise for the country’s women, thanking them for their contribution and …CNN 16 hours ago

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 Express21 hours agoOpinion

Beyond China: What’s driving commodity super cycle 2.0

Dwarfing the previous commodity supercycle, the decarbonisation thematic is driving long-term demand not only for iron ore but also copper, lithium, …Livewire Markets6 hours ago

China February exports post record surge from COVID-19-depressed 2020 levels

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s February exports grew at a record pace from a year earlier when COVID-19 battered the world’s second-biggest economy, customs …Reuters2 days ago

Cheap Chinese petroleum drives refineries out of Australia

TOKYO/SYDNEY — American and European oil majors look to shut refining facilities in Australia amid an influx of cheaper petroleum prod.Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

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 Asia2 days ago

Iron ore price drives Australian exports to China fresh record high

Australias exports to China hit a record high in January and February as the elevated iron ore price continued to undermine Beijings sweeping trade retaliation …The Australian21 hours 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 News7 days 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 Journal2 days ago

Jack Ma told China’s youth to spend, borrow. It backfired

Many of China’s young generation — the ‘ants’ born since the 1990s — have grown suspicious of capitalism and the inequality it spawns.Los Angeles Times14 hours ago

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

The proliferation of cyberattacks by rivals is presenting a challenge to the Biden administration as it seeks to deter intrusions on government and corporate …The New York Times23 hours ago

Former Chinese Government Minister: Country Is 30 Years Away From Top-Tier Manufacturing

A former high-ranking Chinese government minister has said that China is at least 30 years away from becoming a “great power” in the manufacturing sector.Yahoo Finance8 hours ago

China’s Yuan Becomes Latest Victim of Treasury-Led Selloff

(Bloomberg) — The Chinese yuan erased all its gains against the dollar this year, the latest to fall prey to the Treasury-led global market selloff.The onshore yuan …Yahoo Finance14 hours ago

In battle with U.S., China to focus on 7 ‘frontier’ technologies from chips to brain-computer fusion

China laid out seven technology areas it will focus research on including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, semiconductors and space.CNBC4 days ago

Opinion: The Woke Chinese Communist Party

Beijing uses progressive rhetoric to attack Western interests.The Wall Street JournalYesterdayOpinion

China Box Office: Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Opens With a Whimper in Third Place

In the wake of China’s $1.2 billion box office haul over the Lunar New Year holiday, Hollywood titles have generated tepid sales. Warner Bros.’ ‘Tom and Jerry’ …Hollywood Reporter18 hours ago

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

At some point between 2015 and today, China has assembled the world’s largest naval force. And now it’s working to make it formidable far from its shores.CNN 3 days ago

China leading destination for weekly export inspections

The USDA says China was the top destination for U.S. corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat export inspections during the week ending March 4th, 2021.brownfieldagnews.com8 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 Times7 days ago

China Traders 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.Bloomberg2 days ago

China exports spike to highest in decades after COVID-19 hit

BEIJING: China’s export growth jumped to the highest in more than two decades, official data showed on Sunday (Mar 7), with imports also surging …CNA2 days ago

Uighur woman living in France speaks out about alleged Chinese ‘re-education’ camp horrors

Gulbahar Haitiwaji survived a Chinese ‘re-education camp’ for Uighur Muslims. She has a story that millions have experienced, but few have dared to tell.ABC NewsYesterday

China raises India’s ban on apps, FDI curbs at WTO

NEW DELHI : China has raised the issue of Indian curbs on cross-border foreign investments and the ban on 200 Chinese apps at the World Trade Organization …Mint13 minutes ago

China Electric Car Maker Xpeng Loss Declines, Deliveries More Than Forecast

Chinese electric-vehicle maker Xpeng Inc. reported a narrower loss in the fourth quarter and deliveries that beat its own expectations by 30%, signs the startup is …Bloomberg1 hour 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

Hackers Breach Microsoft Customers Becomes Global Cybersecurity Crisis

A sophisticated attack on Microsoft Corp.’s widely used business email software is morphing into a global cybersecurity crisis, as hackers race to infect as many …Bloomberg17 hours ago

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 Times5 days ago

China’s exports surge as global demand recovers from coronavirus

China’s exports surged 60.6% over a year earlier in the first two months of 2021, after factories reopened and global demand started to recover from the…MarketWatchYesterday

Myanmar Protesters Say an Attack on China’s Pipelines Would Be ‘Internal Affair’

YANGON—Myanmar people have issued a sharp response on social media after Beijing voiced serious concern over the security of its ambitious twin pipelines …The Irrawaddy News Magazine12 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

Chinese beauty app Meitu bought $40 million worth of cryptocurrency

Following in the footsteps of Tesla, Chinese app maker Meitu has joined the ranks of cryptocurrency investment. In the early 2010s, Meitu reached such …TechCrunch19 hours ago

Oppo overtakes Huawei to lead Chinese smartphone market for first time

Oppo took 21 percent of the Chinese smartphone market in January, according to Counterpoint Research. The figure means Oppo overtook Huawei and …The Verge20 hours ago

AVZ Minerals (ASX:AVZ) wins three-year deal with Chinese lithium converter

AVZ Minerals (ASX:AVZ) has executed its second offtake agreement with a major Chinese lithium player.The Market Herald1 hour 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 Times2 days ago

Critics question China’s right to host Winter Olympics

Some lawmakers in the Netherlands, Canada and the US say China should be stripped of 2022 Games over human rights abuses.POLITICO.eu5 days 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 Times7 days ago

China’s coastguard law could jolt region into action, experts say

The law is a result of years of debate about the lack of legal foundation to clearly define what its coastguard can and cannot do.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times17 hours 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 HinduYesterday

Price and policy fears drive Chinese investors into cloistered stocks

Worries about the frothiness of China’s stock market and steps authorities might take to rein it in are forcing investors out of popular technology and consumer …Yahoo Finance16 hours 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.NPR6 days 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 Journal3 days ago

BHP (ASX:BHP) signs A$19.6M deal with Chinese steelmaker to reduce emissions

Australian mining giant BHP (ASX:BHP) continues to hedge its bets on a green future — now striking a deal with a Chinese company to help reduce carbon …The Market Herald2 hours ago

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