China in the News: March 16, 2021

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Daily news headlines about China from around the world (past 24 hours)

Avoid media spats with China and protect Australian interests, Julie Bishop says

Former deputy Liberal leader warns against ‘unnecessarily offending our largest customer’ and says government must be patient.The Guardian7 hours ago

China’s ‘jaw-dropping’ Australia accusation

It was certainly a ballsy move by Beijing, causing as many jaws to drop as eyes to roll. Despite being accused of locking up millions of ethnic Uighurs in …NEWS.com.au14 hours ago

China Relaxes its Border for Foreigners Inoculated with Chinese Vaccines

Chinese embassies recently issued notices on relaxing entry restrictions for passengers who have obtained Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shots.China Briefing15 hours ago

How China could lose its lead in vaccine diplomacy

China has a considerable head start in the vaccine diplomacy race that has broken out between Beijing on one side and Washington and its allies on the other …The Australian Financial Review16 hours ago

Barley battle: Australia wants WTO to step in over China trade ban

Australia wants the World Trade Organisation to decide whether China broke trade rules over tariffs that have wiped out the barley trade.Sydney Morning Herald17 hours ago

Factories burnt as anti-China sentiment rises in Myanmar

China’s initially restrained response to the military takeover and the emergence of mysterious overnight flights into Myanmar from the Chinese city of Kunming …Sydney Morning Herald15 hours ago

Taiwanese horror game ‘Devotion’ returns after China controversy

After it was pulled from Steam and GOG, the Taiwanese horror game ‘Devotion’ is back on sale.Yahoo Finance Australia12 hours ago

China tells UK to butt out of Hong Kong

China accused the UK of “groundless slanders” after the British government said Beijing’s crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong wasn’t in compliance with the …The Australian Financial Review19 hours ago

The competition for Egypt: China, the West, and megaprojects

Building boom under way as President el-Sisi seeks to modernise and transform the Middle East’s most populous country.Al Jazeera English13 minutes ago

Sandstorm Blankets Northern China, Snarling Morning Traffic

Residents of Beijing woke up to a choking orange hue in the air on Monday as strong winds whipped up dust from the Gobi Desert and deposited it across …NPR8 hours ago

China gets German children’s book about COVID withdrawn

German publisher Carlsen-Verlag has, at the urging of the Chinese embassy, taken a children’s book off the market, because it implies a direct link between …DW (English)12 hours ago

China holds naval drills in three maritime areas amid US military threats

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently held combat-oriented naval exercises featuring different types of warships in three major sea areas, at a …Global Times12 hours ago

Beijing’s latest five-year plan contains lots of clues on China’s commodities demand

China has just unwrapped its latest five-year plan which contains strong clues on how Beijing will steer its giant economy for the years to 2025.Stockhead4 hours ago

Brazil Needs Coronavirus Vaccines. China Is Benefiting.

China is a major supplier of coronavirus vaccine, giving it enormous leverage in pandemic-ravaged nations. Brazil, recently hostile to the Chinese company …The New York Times19 minutes ago

Iron ore slips from highs as China’s pollution crackdown stirs worries

A pollution crackdown in China’s rustbelt is starting to weigh down on the price of iron ore, the steelmaking ingredient that is the biggest generator of profits for …Financial Times9 hours ago

In Japan, top Biden administration officials attempt to set the tone on China

TOKYO — President Biden’s secretary of state and defense secretary began a multi-nation tour in Asia with a stop in Japan as they seek to address concerns …Washington Post10 hours ago

China’s young people struggle to find jobs as unemployment rate holds at 13.1%

The unemployment rate for those aged 16 to 24 was 13.1% as of February, far above the national rate of 5.5%, the National Bureau of Statistics said.CNBC17 hours ago

China’s factories, consumers drive recovery into 2021

China’s factory and retail sector activity surged in the first two months of the year, beating expectations, as the economy consolidated its brisk recovery from the …Reuters20 hours ago

Oscars: Will Chloe Zhao Nominations Impact ‘Nomadland’ – And ‘The Eternals’ – In China?

Chloe Zhao recently became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director and now has a shot to repeat that at the Oscars with her …Deadline5 hours ago

Biden Wants to Go Big on Infrastructure. He Should Look to China for Lessons.

It’s time to lay the groundwork for the next decades of economic growth.Barron’s5 hours ago

No exclusive cliques should be formed: China on first Quad summit

China said on Monday that no “exclusive cliques” should be formed as it accused some countries of trying to “drive a wedge” among regional nations citing the …Business Standard10 hours ago

China bristles at Quad summit, says ‘it will end up nowhere’ and get no support

Some countries have been exaggerating the so-called China threat or China challenges to drive a wedge in the region, says China on Quad meeting.Hindustan Times9 hours ago

China economy advanced at start of 2021, but uneven recovery still evident

China’s retail sales grew by 33.8 per cent in the combined figures for January and February, while industrial production grew by 35.1 per cent from a year earlier.South China Morning Post21 hours ago

Move Over China as Australia Finds New Home for Barley in Saudi

(Bloomberg) — Australian barley farmers have moved on, big time. Facing massive Chinese tariffs and an urgent need to ship a bumper harvest, they’re piling …Yahoo Finance Australia23 hours ago

China Plans New Food-Trading Giant With Cofco Merger and IPO

China’s largest food company plans to merge its international trading division with several domestic businesses to create a new agricultural commodity …Bloomberg7 hours ago

Cold War Nostalgia Fuels a Dangerous New Anti-China Consensus

It is folly to use China as a bogeyman to help unite America and revive NATO.The Nation7 hours ago

Biden’s China policy likely to be doomed from the start

A much-anticipated foreign policy move by the US Biden administration on how to counter China’s unhindered economic growth and political ambitions came in …Arab News4 hours ago

Japan’s silicon wafer latecomers turn to China for expansion

TOKYO — Two upstart manufacturers of semiconductor wafers in Japan are expanding their presence in China, looking to grab market share from.Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

How China Became The Saudi Arabia Of Renewables

China’s dominant position in international renewable energy markets could become a major strategic risk for the United States.Yahoo Finance Australia48 minutes ago

China asks Alibaba to divest media assets: report

Beijing has asked Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba to divest its assets in the media sector out of concern over the company’s growing public influence, The …Yahoo Finance Australia6 hours ago

PRC Legal Update: Key takeaways from China’s Two sessions 2021

Every year around March, China’s two major political bodies, the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative …Lexology16 hours ago

U.S. Deploys Coast Guard Far From Home to Counter China

As China’s fishing fleets, coast guard and navy increase their presence in the Pacific, the U.S. Coast Guard is building up in the region in response.The Wall Street Journal9 hours ago

World awaits China Covid origins report

The much-anticipated report from the international mission to Wuhan to investigate Covid-19’s origins is set to be published this week, following intense US and …Yahoo News Australia19 hours ago

Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng Motors gets $76 million investment from government

Xpeng Motors has received 500 million yuan ($76.9 million) funding from Guangdong Yuecai Investment Holdings Co., the Chinese province’s investment arm.CNBC17 hours ago

Australian parliament refuses to label China’s Xinjiang actions genocide

Senate votes 33-12 against motion calling on China to end the ‘persecution of Uygurs’, following similar moves by US, Canada and Netherlands that angered …South China Morning Post14 hours ago

China’s grand plan points the way, but the path to success is still unclear

China laid out its 14th five-year plan and the 2035 Vision at the ‘two sessions’ meetings in Beijing, but both contain two big assumptions.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

China’s plans for ‘vaccine passport’ may be hampered by lack of data, diplomats say

‘To start the mutual recognition of vaccines, we need to really understand what the Chinese vaccine is,’ Israel’s ambassador to China says.South China Morning Post19 hours ago

China’s Xiaomi soars as US judge lifts it from backlist

Shares in Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi surged more than 10 percent in Hong Kong on Monday after a US judge removed it from a blacklist that barred …Yahoo News Australia18 hours ago

China’s economy rebounds strongly in first two months, industrial output up 35.1%

China’s economy has shed the clouds of the coronavirus and picked up its recovery in the first two months of 2021, with key economic indicators improving at a …Global Times21 hours ago

China takes toughest line yet on Myanmar crisis as turmoil escalates

Beijing urges its neighbour to take action to stop the violence after Chinese-invested factories vandalised.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post10 hours ago

Julie Bishop warns Australia may be stuck in ‘infamous Chinese freezer’ if China relationship isn’t mended

The former WA MP has raised the alarm over the Morrison Government ‘unnecessarily offending our largest customer’, warning Australia may face more trade …The West Australian13 hours ago

China Poised To Dominate The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market

China has extremely ambitious plans to lead the world in artificial intelligence (AI). Here, we take a look at why China is poised to lead the global AI market and …Forbes18 hours ago

The World Health Organisation’s appeasement of China has made another pandemic more likely

It is a year ago last week since the World Health Organisation conceded, belatedly, that a pandemic was under way. The organisation’s decisions in early 2020 …Telegraph.co.uk16 hours ago

China’s arms sales drop as other nations side with US, experts say

US leads arms exports with 37 per cent of market share for 2016-20 while China accounted for 5.2 per cent of sales, says Stockholm research institute.South China Morning Post9 hours ago

‘He’s my inspiration,’ fans say at Aamir Khan’s birthday party in China

Chinese fans celebrated Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s 56th birthday at the Indian Embassy in Beijing on Sunday, with many of them saying “Uncle Mi …Global Times9 hours ago

Battered China Traders Sell Engagement Ring, Grandpa’s Watch

(Bloomberg) — China’s slew of retail investors that piled into mutual funds in the past year are now offloading prized heirlooms as they cope with losses they …Yahoo Finance15 hours ago

China’s beef herd to grow, on the back of high meat prices

HIGHER prices for all meat proteins in China as a result of the African-Swine Fever impact on domestic pork production is contributing to an expansion in …Beef Central17 hours ago

Driver in China rams passenger to death, putting ride-hailing firm Didi under spotlight

BEIJING: A driver employed by China’s largest ride-hailing firm, Didi Chuxing, killed a passenger by ramming his car into the man after a quarrel, the firm said in …CNA16 hours ago

Ford, Infiniti in spotlight on China consumer rights show

BEIJING (Reuters) – Auto brands Ford and Nissan’s Infiniti were among those companies criticised on Monday on Chinese state television China Central …Reuters5 hours ago

What China’s five-year plan could mean for venture capital’s tech sectors

China recently unveiled its strategic economic vision for the next five years in a lengthy plan that could help shape the direction of high-tech industries laden with …PitchBook News & Analysis16 hours ago

Six dead as China and Mongolia hit by worst sandstorm in a decade

Sandstorm caused by hot, dry conditions meeting ‘Mongolian cyclone’, says China’s weather bureau.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post20 hours ago

China’s Vaccine Map: Countries using Chinese vaccines

Share. QR. Copied. CGTN Infographic by Li Yueyun. CGTN Infographic by Li Yueyun. China has been a steadfast advocate for equitable vaccine distribution …CGTN17 hours ago

The race for becoming a global superpower is now China’s to lose

Misguided American policies may have set the stage for China to win the geopolitical sweepstakes.Mint6 hours agoOpinion

ASX ends higher as China data boosts sentiment, Tilt Renewables get $3 billion takeover bid

Australian shares rise slightly amid strong economic data from China as factory production surged by one third over the year since the pandemic began.ABC News23 hours ago

Anxiety about China’s rise will only hinder America’s response

Ryan Hass joins David Dollar to discuss the current state of U.S.-China relations and propose a new China policy that’s rooted in the relative advantages that …Brookings Institution13 hours ago

Exit of high-carbon industries in China could bring ‘systemic financial risks,’ state media says

The pull-out of high-carbon industries in China would lead to a possible reevaluation of invested financial resources and might bring systemic financial risks, …CNBC20 hours ago

Sharp jump in US Navy transits to counter China under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activity by the U.S. Navy in its campaign to challenge China’s efforts to restrict transit in the South China Sea and in the Taiwan Strait …Associated Press35 minutes ago

Watch Out: China Cannot Feed Itself | Opinion

Xi Jinping cannot be happy that China is increasingly dependent on a nation he has identified as his enemy, the United States.Newsweek12 hours agoOpinion

China opposes G7s statement on improving Hong Kongs electoral system

Read more about China opposes G7’s statement on improving Hong Kong’s electoral system on Business-standard. China strongly opposes foreign interference …Business Standard20 hours ago

China punishes regional airline for crew’s mid-air fight – The Jakarta Post

The pilot, who, according to media outlet Caixin, blamed the head flight attendant for not clearing his way to the bathroom, will have his license revoked, Wu …Jakarta Post16 hours ago

Chinese single mums, denied benefits, press for change

TAIPEI: Sarah Gao had a busy job. As the head of a 500 million yuan (US$76.8 million) investment fund, she was constantly flying across China on …CNA15 hours ago

China Socks tumble 1%

Read more about China Socks tumble 1% on Business-standard. At closing bell, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.96%, or 33.13 points, …Business Standard7 hours ago

See ya, China. Aussie barley goes boom worldwide

As we’ve said since the Chinese trade war on itself began, commodities are fungible and will always find a home. Aussie barley, one the most prominent exports …MacroBusiness21 hours ago

Mitt Romney’s call for economic boycott of China Olympics no surprise

Sen. Mitt Romney’s call for an economic and diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing isn’t surprising given his political stances on China. In his first …Deseret News5 hours ago

Infiniti and Ford targeted by China’s latest consumer rights show

SHANGHAI — Chinese consumers accused Nissan Motor luxury brand Infiniti and Ford Motor of vehicle defects on the “315 Night Show,” an undercover.Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

Australia’s barley tariff dispute with China moves to next phase with WTO

The Federal Government will formally request the World Trade Organisation establish a dispute panel to address the hefty tariffs slapped on Australian barley by …The West Australian12 hours ago

China braces for ‘turmoil in financial markets’ following new US stimulus

Beijing officials and policy advisers have been highly critical of US President Joe Biden’s new US$1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, and analysts say domestic …South China Morning Post7 hours ago

Chinese liquor stock that drew comparisons to bitcoin is clinging to 2020 gains

Kweichow Moutai sells “baijiu” which has an alcohol *content* of about 43% to 53% and can cost about a few hundred U.S. dollars per bottle. Moutai is the …CNBC20 hours ago

World shares mixed as China reports so-so economic data

Shares rose in Europe after a mixed session in Asia on Monday as China reported a variety of data that painted a complicated picture of its recovery from the …Business Standard13 hours ago

War with China ‘not just possible’ but ‘more likely’ than many prepared to admit

A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the *content* (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising …Chronicle13 hours ago

Steel spreads analysis: US-China HRC price difference hits historic high

The price difference between US Midwest hot rolled coil and China domestic HRC has reached its highest level since S&P Global Platts started assessing these …S&P Global15 hours ago

China stocks fall as policy tightening worries persist; Hong Kong up

SHANGHAI: China stocks fell on Monday, weighed down by heavy losses in high-flying consumer, healthcare and new energy stocks as policy tightening fears …Economic Times17 hours ago

‘Avatar’ reclaims top spot as highest-grossing film after China re-release

(CNN Business) More than a decade on from its release, “Avatar” is once again the highest-grossing film of all time — after reclaiming the coveted title from …CNN8 hours ago

China’s market regulator to launch new rules on online deals

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s market regulator will launch new rules this year to clarify the responsibilities of platform companies involved in online transactions, …Reuters17 hours ago

Australia launches next step in China WTO barley action

The Australian government has taken the next step towards a WTO dispute panel in its argument with China over alleged barley dumping.Queensland Country Life14 hours ago

Pineapple diplomacy? China’s Taiwan import ban prompts sales surge in Japan

In the wake of the ban, ostensibly as a means to keep agricultural pests at bay, consumers in Japan have been buying the fruit as a gesture of thanks or …The Japan Times18 hours ago

How a Lost iPad Sparked Furious Online Debate in China

A student found a tablet on campus and posted a thoughtful lost-and-found note in Chinese and English. Then nationalists accused him of “fawning over …Sixth Tone12 hours ago

Feature: Keeping fit around the clock in China’s remote mountain county – Xinhua | English.news.cn

By Sportswriters Yao Youming, Zhao Yingbo and Wang Ze. XI’AN, China, March 15 (Xinhua) — The sun has just risen over the Qinling Mountains at 6:30 a.m.; …Xinhua11 hours ago

‘It was brutal’: China shocked after 13-year-old allegedly murders 6-year-old

The family of a six-year-old boy is devastated after their son, who went missing last month, was found brutally murdered.South China Morning Post16 hours ago

How China is building nightmarish surveillance state with cameras checking emotions and tracking ‘social c…

BIG Brother-like mass state surveillance is being developed by China with streets full of cameras that can monitor citizens’ emotions and track their “social credit” …The Sun8 hours ago

METALS-China data, supply concerns lift copper prices to near two-week high

Copper prices rose on Monday to their highest in almost two weeks, building on last week’s gains as industrial output growth in top metals consumer China …Reuters18 hours ago

Can US, China cooperate on Myanmar?

Can the US transform the “extreme competition” to “extreme cooperation” with China for the sake of Myanmar’s people and stability in the region? It is the only …Bangkok Post2 hours agoOpinion

China’s February home price rises at fastest pace in six months as supply runs dry

Red-hot sentiment has persisted in the face of stricter curbs imposed in some large cities. More prospective homebuyers stayed in cities where they work last …South China Morning Post15 hours ago

Lack of ambition in China’s economic plan leaves net zero emissions ambition adrift

China’s latest five-year economic plan provides few clues as to how it will meet its commitment to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030, and net …Chemistry World9 hours ago

China’s production shift opens new opportunities: Krugman

China is moving to making more sophisticated goods that is opening up *fresh* export opportunities.Mint4 hours ago

China tries more flexibility for multinational currency exchange

Under a trial launched by Chinese financial regulators, certain multinational corporations including oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will be allowed to convert their …Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

Hafnium’s China Chopper: a ‘slick’ and tiny web shell for creating server backdoors

Researchers have provided insight into China Chopper, a web shell used by the state-sponsored Hafnium hacking group.ZDNet10 hours ago

Coronavirus: Scientists find virus in China that is 94.5% similar to SARS-CoV-2

China-based scientists have found four viruses that are similar to SARS-CoV-2. Of these, RpYN06 was found to have almost the same genetic make-up as the …Times Now11 hours ago

Economic Data from China Sets the Tone, with the Loonie and Greenback in Focus Later

Economic data from China impresses this morning. A quiet day ahead leaves manufacturing numbers from the U.S and the Greenback in focus.Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

China scraps visitor volume control in movie theaters located in low-risk areas

China on Monday said it will scrap a nationwide control policy in multiple entertainment places in low-risk areas, another step to relax the country’s …Global Times10 hours ago

Reagan administration offers China challenge answers

To win against a rival of China’s magnitude requires Reagan’s strategic insight: We must put pressure on the true sources of the adversary’s power.Los Angeles Times13 hours agoOpinion

China’s Wanbao starts cobalt production in DRC

Chinese copper producer Wanbao Mining has produced the first batch of cobalt hydroxide at its Pumpi copper-cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo …Argus Media14 hours ago

Protecting consumer rights key to unleashing China’s dual circulation potential

As China, the world’s second-largest consumer market, maintains its momentum of economic recovery in.SHINE10 hours ago

Alibaba-backed China AI company Megvii counts losses ahead of IPO

HONG KONG — Losses for Chinese artificial intelligence startup Megvii are far outpacing revenues as the company prepares for an initial public offering of …Nikkei Asia10 hours ago

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