China in the News: March 11, 2021

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The first meeting of the Quad could test Australia’s relationship with China

After a year of being repeatedly whacked with trade sanctions by China, Australia is now keen to demonstrate it has some powerful friends, writes David Speers.ABC News5 hours ago

Quad meeting, involving Scott Morrison, Biden, Modi, Suga, to tackle China threat

Scott Morrison will attend the first meeting of the Quad leaders on Saturday, branding the summit as crucial for the nations security amid heightened military …The AustralianYesterday

U.S., China delegations to hold top-level meeting next week after first diplomatic trip

The secretary of state and national security adviser will meet with Chinese officials in Alaska after a U.S. diplomatic trip to Japan and South Korea.NBC News2 hours ago

Top US and China envoys to meet in Alaska next week

The US and China will hold a high-level meeting in Alaska next week, in the first significant engagement between diplomats from the world’s two largest …Financial Times5 hours ago

Beijing replicates its South China Sea tactics in the Himalayas | The Strategist

Emboldened by its cost-free expansion in the South China Sea, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regime has stepped up efforts to replicate that model in the …The Strategist23 hours ago

Chinese journalist accuses Australia of ‘genocide’ after Uyghur criticism

The editor-in-chief of one of China’s state-owned newspapers has accused Australia of committing genocide in the wake of criticism over alleged human rights …NEWS.com.au2 hours ago

ANZ says China ‘critical, core market’ amid staff layoffs

ANZ will sack about 850 technology-focused staff from its Chengdu offices in China. But the major bank insists the country remains a critical, core market.Sydney Morning Herald14 hours ago

China could invade Taiwan in next six years, top US admiral warns

Asia Pacific commander Philip Davidson says Beijing wants to take Washington’s world leadership role by 2050.The Guardian2 hours ago

FireEye CEO: Reckless Microsoft hack unusual for China

RESTON, Va. (AP) — Cyber sleuths have already blamed China for a hack that exposed tens of thousands of servers running Microsoft’s Exchange email …Associated Press5 hours ago

Xi tells China’s military ‘be prepared to respond’

President Xi Jinping has told Chinas military to be prepared to respond and focus on combat readiness days before a leaders meeting of the Quad.The Australian18 hours ago

China and Russia Agree to Explore the Moon Together

The two countries, moving increasingly closer, signed a memorandum of agreement to collaborate on lunar missions, including the establishment of a research …The New York Times8 hours ago

China retail king’s woes temper Xi’s football fantasy

When Zhang Jindong linked arms with fellow billionaire Hui Ka Yan and downed a glass of baijiu in 2017, the king of Chinese retail had much to celebrate.Financial Times23 hours ago

Europe is focusing on ‘tech sovereignty’ as tensions flare between the U.S. and China

The EU is investing billions of euros into what it believes are fundamental and core technologies as part of an effort to boost its tech sovereignty.CNBC17 hours ago

China threatens Canberra over HK legislator

China has accused Australia of meddling in its internal affairs by allowing Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Ted Hui Chi-fung into the country.The Australian18 hours ago

Hello, Mars! China unveils 1st HD views from its Tianwen-1 spacecraft

China’s Tianwen-1 mission has spent a month in orbit around Mars now and the photographs are already stunning.Space.com4 hours ago

President Biden’s second big bill may be China package pushed by top Senate Democrat

With fate of Biden infrastructure package unclear, Sen. Charles E Schumer pushes bill to curb China’s influence.The Washington Post6 hours ago

China leads world’s biggest increase in wind power capacity

Developers built windfarms with a total capacity of almost 100GW in 2020, a rise of nearly 60% on previous year.The Guardian2 hours ago

Biden set to double down on China tech denial

James Crabtree is an associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is author.Nikkei AsiaYesterdayOpinion

China’s Binge on Iranian Oil Clogs Up Ports and Storage Tanks

China is gorging Iranian oil even as other nations wait for U.S. President Joe Biden to remove sanctions on the Islamic Republic.Bloomberg2 hours ago

‘Doomed to fail’: China responds to Winter Olympics boycott calls

China has responded to ongoing calls to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.Yahoo Sport Australia8 hours ago

Brian Kilmeade says Russia, China, Iran ‘plow through’ cancel culture

All three of the countries Kilmeade cited have well-documented records of violently cracking down on dissent.Business Insider2 hours ago

Westerners are increasingly scared of traveling to China as threat of detention rises

As President Xi breeds a culture of nationalism and forges increasingly hostile relations with Western governments, some fear that if a diplomatic spat between …CNN 20 hours ago

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 News6 days ago

For U.S. Farmers, China Is Back and Bigger Than Ever

Agricultural exports to China are surging three years after the start of a painful trade war, but American farmers remain concerned about the risks of relying on …The Wall Street Journal13 hours ago

China resumes debt-reduction campaign as Covid-19 drives borrowing binge

Register and follow to be notified the next time *content* from Two Sessions 2021 (Lianghui) is published. Karen Yeung. Published: 1:10pm, 9 Mar, 2021.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post2 days ago

China’s leadership sounds alarm on ‘heavy’ local government debt burden

Top officials in Beijing say the debt burden of some local governments is worryingly high, ordering them to refrain from recklessly expanding infrastructure …South China Morning Post13 hours ago

China launches ‘virus passport’

The digital certificate is aimed at boosting international travel, but it has sparked privacy concerns.Al Jazeera EnglishYesterday

Media freedom fight threatens to escalate UK-China tensions

(CNN Business) Beijing has summoned Britain’s ambassador to China over an article she wrote on press freedom, escalating a bitter row between the two …CNN International11 hours ago

China’s sudden uptake on lamb has reports a second wave of ASF is setting back herd rebuild

It seems China is head over heels for lamb, and has a strong affection for mutton with the latest industry figures showing a strong uptick in the country’s demand …Farm WeeklyYesterday

America Wakes Up to the China Threat

Public opinion on Beijing is hardening, as lawmakers propose more tech funding.The Wall Street JournalYesterdayOpinion

China’s appetite for meat fades as vegan revolution takes hold

Concerns over carbon emissions and food crises are fuelling a move away from meat consumption as a symbol of wealth.The Guardian2 days ago

‘Avatar’ China Reissue Leads Local Weekend Pre-Sales; In Turnabout, Could Soon Topple ‘Avengers: Endgame’s Record Global Gross

Long-rumored for a China re-release, James Cameron’s Avatar suddenly popped onto the calendar this week. The erstwhile highest-grossing film of all time …Deadline3 hours ago

UK’s policy towards China is riddled with contradictions

A coherent foreign strategy ought to demand a clear China policy. But, as the UK prepares to publish its long-overdue defence, security and foreign review, what …Financial Times6 hours agoOpinion

U.S and China Engage, Tentatively, on Climate Change

The U.S. and China are engaged in a confidence-building exercise that could show whether the world’s two largest economies can work together on shared …The Wall Street JournalYesterday

Mexico leans on China after Biden rules out vaccines sharing in short term

Mexico is turning to China to fill a vaccine shortfall with an order for 22 million doses, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday, a week after U.S. …Reuters22 hours ago

China’s Selloff May Not Be Over. Where to Find Bargains Amid the Slump.

Some investors are taking a defensive position, allocating more to other markets, and to consumer companies that can benefit from demographic shifts.Barron’s11 hours ago

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