China in the News: March 18, 2021

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Lithium Deal Could Signal An End To The China-Australia Trade War

New mining deals and a political event indicate that the China-Australia trade war could be drawing to a close.Forbes22 hours ago

Biden sends a clear message to China ahead of first face-to-face meeting

Senior Biden administration officials have been on a whirlwind tour of the Asia-Pacific before a landmark meeting with their Chinese counterparts in Alaska this …Sydney Morning Herald22 hours ago

Serbia’s vaccine diplomacy in China’s shadow

A large shipment of a Chinese vaccine has helped Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić improve his political fortunes.Al Jazeera English10 hours agoOpinion

Entering China is now easier for people who have a vaccine — but only if it’s made in China

Multiple Chinese embassies issued statements on how China would facilitate entry into the country for people who have been vaccinated using Chinese …CNBC17 hours ago

Taiwan boosts South China Sea deployments, gets submarine nod

Newly appointed Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng says China ‘capable of starting a war’ and Taiwan must be ready.Al Jazeera English13 hours ago

China’s Baidu set to raise $3.1bn in Hong Kong stock listing

Baidu is set to raise more than $3bn in a Hong Kong stock market listing, marking the latest “homecoming” share sale by a Chinese technology group against a …Financial Times15 hours ago

US warns China it will enforce sanctions on Iran oil shipments

The Biden administration has told Beijing it will enforce Trump-era sanctions against Iranian oil as shipments from the Islamic regime to China have soared, …Financial Times6 hours ago

China puts the pandemic behind it, aims for less commodity-intensive growth

While much of the world is still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, China’s economy is showing signs it has already passed the peak of a domestic recovery.CNBC17 hours ago

EU agrees first China sanctions since 1989

The European Union has agreed to blacklist Chinese officials for human rights abuses, two diplomats say, the first sanctions against Beijing since an EU arms …The West Australian12 hours ago

Anti-China outrage pulls Beijing into Myanmar coup crisis

Chinese factories torched as mainland workers hunker down under martial law — Beijing is being pulled into the ulcerous crisis in Myanmar, an unravelling …Yahoo News Australia19 hours ago

Bipartisanship in a divided Senate? On China, perhaps.

The biggest items on Democrats’ agenda have almost no support from Republicans. Chuck Schumer’s campaign to counter China could be a different story.POLITICO7 hours ago

Personal data of Line users in Japan disclosed to Chinese development firm

Four technicians of Line’s affiliate company in China were able to see users’ names, phone numbers and email addresses from around the summer of 2018.The Japan Times16 hours ago

Blinken blasts ‘aggressive’ China, North Korea’s ‘systemic, widespread’ rights abuses

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday China was acting aggressively and repressively, and accused North Korea of committing “systemic …Reuters6 hours ago

How the WHO’s Hunt for Covid’s Origins Stumbled in China

A team of scientists hoped a mission to the city where the first coronavirus cases were identified would provide some clarity about its origins. A Wall Street …The Wall Street Journal3 hours ago

China exports surged late last year as consumer recovery picked up steam in U.S., other nations

Asia’s share of global exports increased in the third and fourth quarters last year, due mainly to China, while the export share of North American nations didn’t …CNBC5 hours ago

China to Raise Retirement Age to Offset Funding Shortfall

China is the world’s most populated country but decades of a strictly enforced one-child policy, shortage of social security funds and a comparatively young …VOA Asia13 hours ago

First ‘Virtual Meeting’ Between Biden, China’s Xi Could Be April’s Climate Summit

The first virtual meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping could happen as early as April 22, as Biden hosts the “Global …VOA Asia19 hours ago

Chinese piglet prices soar as swine fever raises supply fears

Hog futures and piglet prices in China have jumped as authorities struggled to control outbreaks of African swine fever, with virus strains and illegal vaccines …Financial Times23 hours ago

China Orders Media To Downplay Oscars Coverage After Chloé Zhao, Hong Kong Doc Noms – Update

The state has reportedly told media not to broadcast the ceremony live and to downplay controversial categories.Deadline5 hours ago

China scrubs evidence of Xinjiang clampdown amid ‘genocide’ debate

As Western governments assess whether the crackdown on Uyghurs and other minorities in China’s Xinjiang region constitutes genocide, Beijing has slowed …The Washington Post14 hours ago

U.S. FCC Moves Toward Banning More Chinese Wireless Carriers

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission moved toward barring China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. and ComNet from the U.S., calling the Chinese …Bloomberg1 hour ago

India slammed for sensational coverage of illegal exploration of uranium in China’s southern part of Tibet

Chinese experts blasted Indian media for their sensational coverage of India’s illegal exploration of uranium in South Tibet, reflecting their stubborn position of …Global Times17 hours ago

US intel: China did not interfere with US elections

New American intelligence report rules out Chinese meddling in the 2020 US presidential elections.TRT World8 hours ago

China Backs Lawsuits Against German Scholar for Human Rights Abuse Claims

In the latest pushback against foreign criticism of China’s human rights abuses, Beijing has endorsed a series of lawsuits against U.S.-based German researcher …Voice of America21 hours ago

China: UK can’t ‘write countries off’ for trade links despite human rights concerns, says Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

“What we can’t do is write whole countries off and refuse to engage,” he tells Sky News.Sky News14 hours ago

A striking rebuke to Trump team’s claims about China’s election interference

Before the election, Trump administration officials frequently accused China of a large-scale election interference effort. The intelligence community now says it …Washington Post7 hours ago

Encrypted messaging app Signal stops working in China

Encrypted messaging app Signal appeared to no longer be working in China without the use of a virtual private network (VPN), users in the country said.iTnews22 hours ago

Analysis | China’s Finance World Opens Up to Foreigners, Sort Of

Even as the trade war was crimping the flow of goods between the U.S. and China, the Chinese government was opening doors in another arena, inviting in …Washington Post7 hours ago

Politics or Real Demand: What’s Driving China’s Big Corn Buys This Week?

The same week U.S., Chinese officials will meet for the first time under the Biden Administration, China made two big corn purchases. Arlan Suderman of StoneX …Agweb Powered by Farm Journal6 hours ago

China critic Katherine Tai confirmed by Senate as Biden’s U.S. Trade Representative

Katherine Tai, a critic of China’s trade practices, is set to be confirmed Wednesday as the Biden administration’s top trade official.CNBC6 hours ago

Pinduoduo Founder Colin Huang Steps Down From Company

Pinduoduo said its founder and chairman stepped down to pursue personal interests in life sciences. The company also overtook Alibaba to become China’s …The Wall Street Journal7 hours ago

Tougher criminal penalties for intellectual property rights violations in China from March, 2021.

By the end of December, 2020, 24th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress representatives of China…Lexology10 hours ago

Traffic violations earned $46B to China in 2020

ANKARA. China earned a whopping $46 billion in 2020 after fining people for traffic violations. The credit for detecting traffic violations in the country of 1.4 …Anadolu Agency15 hours ago

China’s iQIYI to develop regional stars for Southeast Asia push

Chinese online video platform iQIYI plans to launch a talent agency in Southeast Asia to cultivate its own entertainers amid a major push to …CNA11 hours ago

Nailing Jell-O to the wall: new rules reveal China’s vision for internet control

A new draft of China’s updated online *service* regulation spells out the powers and roles of three main government bodies overseeing the internet; The Chinese …South China Morning Post20 hours ago

Why home-produced Covid vaccine hasn’t helped India, Russia and China rollouts

The day India started coronavirus vaccinations, Amit Mehra’s name was on the priority list. But he never made an appointment. “I’m not inclined to get vaccinated …The Guardian10 hours ago

China’s production bottleneck ‘could be eased with latest Covid-19 vaccine’

Emergency use approval paves way for large-scale manufacture of cheap, easy to produce vaccines but three doses required.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post13 hours ago

UK urged to ban fur imports from China over animal abuse claims

Investigation appears to show unnecessary cruelty, suffering and disregard for Covid health precautions at more than a dozen farms.The Guardian17 hours ago

NAM to Biden: China Policy Needs a Reset

‘We need a new approach to China—strong and strategic, rooted in American strengths and values and coordinated with our allies. And the time is now.’IndustryWeek7 hours ago

Can Australia’s allies trust Labor on China?

Malcolm Turnbull penned an excellent piece in the Nikkei yesterday on the history of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or “Quad’ as it is known. It is the …MacroBusiness10 hours ago

US-China relations: Beyond the ‘Cold War’ cliche

A look at the tensions between the superpowers as delegates gather for a meeting in Alaska.BBC News22 hours ago

India Considers 2050 Net-Zero Target, a Decade Before China

Top Indian government officials are debating whether to set a goal to zero out its greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, an ambitious target that would …Bloomberg11 hours ago

China has taken necessary countermeasures against US latest sanctions on Chinese officials over HK: FM

China has taken necessary countermeasures against US latest sanctions on Chinese officials over HK: FM.Global Times14 hours ago

Outrage at new ‘Polar Bear Hotel’ in China where animals pace around fake rocks and icicles

A hotel that bills itself as the world’s first “polar bear hotel” has opened in China’s far northeastern Heilongjiang province, drawing both guests and criticism for its …7NEWS.com.au14 hours ago

Goldman, Citi Lead U.S. Banks Plowing Billions Into China

(Bloomberg) — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. led U.S. banks plowing billions of *fresh* cash into China last year, undeterred by political turmoil as the world’s …BloombergQuint20 hours ago

World going through unprecedented chip shortage, China trade body says

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The world is going through an unprecedented chip shortage, Zhou Zixue, a senior official with the China Semiconductor Industry …Reuters13 hours ago

What’s behind China’s crackdown on its tech giants

Investors are worried about what’s next for China’s Big Tech players and if the unusual leeway enjoyed by entrepreneurs like jack Ma might be coming to an end.Seattle Times18 hours ago

UAE offers third shot of Chinese vaccine in some cases

The United Arab Emirates is offering people who have shown weak immunity after two doses of the Sinopharm vaccine a third shot of the Chinese jab as booster …Financial Times7 hours ago

Pfizer to halt biosimilar output in China, sell assets to WuXi Biologics

BEIJING (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc will stop producing biosimilar products in China and sell a unit in the eastern city of Hangzhou to WuXi Biologics Inc, the U.S. …Reuters14 hours ago

High time for India and China to work cooperatively to realize Asia’s century

No one could have put a simple proposition better than what Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi did last week on the mending of the …Global Times19 hours ago

Seattle church targeted with anti-Asian messages: ‘F— China’ and ‘go home’ | TheHill

A church in Seattle was targeted with racist, anti-Asian messages this week, marking the fourth such incident on the property in 2021.The Hill1 hour ago

Analyst’s insight: China has a need, a need for feed

The rally in the price of feed grains in 2021 has largely been driven by an aggressive import campaign from China. This is because African Swine Fever (ASF) …The Pig Site20 hours ago

Exclusive: Lead Chinese scientist of WHO joint team addresses key issues ahead of joint report release

While the WHO is expected to publish the much-anticipated joint report on field studies in Wuhan next week, Liang Wannian, team leader of the Chinese side of …Global Times9 hours ago

Requiring Employees in China to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Chinese government’s approval of the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines have paved the way for the general public in China to get vaccinated. As a result …The National Law Review1 hour ago

Blacklisted Chinese firms eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win against Trump ban

Chinese companies targeted by a sweeping investment ban imposed by former President Donald Trump are considering suing the U.S. government after a …Reuters15 hours ago

Why the cost of standing up to China’s human rights abuses will only get higher

OPINION: Why the Government hasn’t wanted to get anywhere near an explosive Stuff documentary on New Zealand links to Uyghur persecution this week.Stuff.co.nz7 hours agoOpinion

Made-in-China bibimbap sparks outrage in K-drama Vincenzo

Popular K-drama Vincenzo is facing a backlash in South Korea after two lead characters are shown eating instant bibimbap from a Chinese brand.. Read more …The Straits Times22 hours ago

Mitt Romney says Congress too old to make plan to counter China’s power

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday he isn’t optimistic about the prospect of a “long of tooth” Congress coming up with a plan to match the rising power of …Deseret News2 hours ago

Online crackdown bad news for China aerospace watchers

Beijing’s move to rein in discussion of military affairs on social media will hurt the world’s understanding of its defence aerospace development. News of the …Flightglobal16 hours ago

Healing Architecture in China: Through a Sensorial and Spatial Experience

How to design spaces that are healthy for both our minds and bodies? In this article, we will explore ways we can find cures and relaxation in space.ArchDaily14 hours ago

First take Chinese vaccine, China tells India and 19 other countries for travel

Beijing has made it mandatory for people coming from India and 19 other countries to get themselves inoculated with only Chinese-made Covid vaccine if they …Economic Times20 hours ago

WA Parliament confident sensitive data safe after hack linked to China group

WA Parliament says no data was lost and its network remained protected during a cyber attack in the middle of the state election believed to have originated in …WAtoday16 hours ago

China CRC exports active despite possible export rebate cut

China’s cold-rolled coil (CRC) export market was active in the past week despite the possibility of export rebate cuts, while hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG) …Metalbulletin.com15 hours ago

China Arrests 11 Ships In Oil Smuggling Ring – gCaptain

by Muyu Xu (Reuters) – China foiled criminals seeking to smuggle nearly 1 million tonnes of refined oil worth 5 billion yuan ($770 million), with officials seizing …gcaptain.com13 hours ago

China Social App Soul Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO

(Bloomberg) — The company behind Chinese social networking platform Soul App has confidentially filed for an initial public offering in the U.S. that could take …BloombergQuint16 hours ago

Petrochemical supply constraints prevail in China amid demand recovery

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Supply constraints prevail in China’s petrochemical markets, proving particularly challenging for polymers, which are dogged by limited …ICIS16 hours ago

Chief Scientist Cathy Foley says Australia must continue to research with China

Chief Scientist Cathy Foley has warned Australia must continue to conduct research with China despite Canberras growing geopolitical tensions with the …The Australian19 hours ago

Boris Johnson attacked for pushing trade links with China

Boris Johnson warned that a cold war with China would be a “mistake” yesterday as he faced a backlash from his backbench MPs over plans to build deeper …The Times14 hours ago

China Se prices surge on higher feedstock costs

Chinese selenium prices have risen sharply in the past few weeks, as suppliers raised their offer prices to keep pace with higher crude selenium feedstock costs.Argus Media23 hours ago

China’s C919 passenger jet faces ‘decisive’ year with high stakes for industry

The success of the C919 is vital to both China’s technological development and its domestic aviation market, but questions remain as to whether the passenger …South China Morning Post9 hours ago

Australia still blind to threat of bully China

As China’s ultranationalist dictator Xi Jinping eyes a war to conquer Taiwan, we in Australia still seem dangerously slow to realise the danger. Andrew Bolt.Herald Sun1 hour agoOpinion

With economic growth, China brings new confidence to the table in Alaska

Beijing views recent US crises and the pandemic as accelerating a shift in global power, giving a China a more equal footing on the world stage.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post22 hours ago

Column: Biden’s diplomatic team on China needs real experts, like Hunter and Swalwell

President Biden has plenty of China experts to turn to. Like his son Hunter.Chicago Tribune12 hours agoOpinion

Human placenta continues to be sold illegally in China: Reports

The practice, considered morbid by many, is not new to China but a report by thepaper.cn found that it continues to flourish despite a ban on trading of human …Hindustan Times12 hours ago

Beijing blasts US, Japan for ‘anti-China encirclement’ after Tokyo talks

Foreign ministry spokesman hits out over diplomatic and security meeting at which concerns were raised about China’s ‘coercion and destabilising behaviour’.South China Morning Post11 hours ago

China’s ion implanters reach 28-nm chipmaking capacity, break bottleneck

China’s domestic-made ion implanters can now produce 28-nanometer chip wafers, breaking a bottleneck in the nation’s chip sector amid a technology stand-off …Global Times9 hours ago

EU’s COVID travel pass will let countries choose Russia, China vaccines

The EU’s plan to get vaccinated people traveling again — the “digital green certificate” — will leave key decisions up to member countries, including whether to …POLITICO.eu19 hours ago

China dishes out awards for SA wineries despite shutdown

China may have all but banned our wine but it just voted an SA rosé one of its top drops – and handed prestigious awards to a swath of other South Aussie …The Advertiser20 hours ago

Laos Grants 25-Year Power Grid Concession to Chinese-Majority Firm

Earlier this week, the government of Laos and a majority Chinese-owned company signed a 25-year concession agreement that allows the company to build …The Diplomat5 hours ago

Nordstrom launches livestream selling, popular in China

NEW YORK — Upscale department store chain Nordstrom is getting into livestream selling, the latest U.S. retailer to jump on the trend that has been already …Delta-Optimist6 hours ago

Pentagon Pushes For Bigger Effort To Deter China’s Growing Military Might

The Chinese pilots push the throttles on their heavy bombers as the music in the video builds to dramatic, Hollywood-style swirling strings. Radios crackle.WGLT News23 hours ago

Skies in Beijing clearer, but West’s view of China smoggy

Share. QR. Copied. Editor’s note: CGTN’s First Voice provides instant commentary on breaking stories. The daily column clarifies emerging issues and better …CGTN17 hours ago

Trial in China for Michael Spavor to start Friday; Kovrig’s to begin Monday

China is commencing trials within days for two Canadians it locked up in apparent retaliation for Ottawa’s 2018 arrest of a Huawei executive wanted by U.S. …The Globe and Mail2 hours ago

Biden mobilises American Imperium to confront China bullyboy

Amid the inane babble and pained cries of the pro-China lobby, MB has always had a clear-eyed view of the future of the US in the Pacific. US strategic titan …MacroBusiness22 hours ago

Heidelberg ramps up China manufacturing

A full third of all Heidelberg presses are now being manufactured in China, with the machines being exported to 40 countries, including Australia, New Zealand …Print2122 hours ago

Why The West Is Worried About China’s Renewable Energy Dominance

As the renewable revolution picks up steam, one country – China – has built up a clear advantage around certain key renewable technologies, in particular the …OilPrice.com3 hours ago

Geopolitical expert calls for transparency from China on COVID-19 origins

On “Intelligence Matters” this week, guest Jamie Metzl argues the most likely origin of COVID-19 is a lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.CBS News13 hours ago

China busts $1 billion refined oil smuggling ring in massive swoop

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China foiled criminals seeking to smuggle nearly 1 million tonnes of refined oil worth 5 billion yuan ($1.03 billion), with officials seizing 11 …The Straits Times21 hours ago

US imperialism puts China in its sights – World Socialist Web Site

Behind the backs of the American and world population, the United States is preparing an escalation of military tensions with China with potentially incalculable …WSWS20 hours ago

U.S. Blinken says China is acting aggressively and repressively in Asia

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a roundtable of Japanese journalists on Wednesday that China is acting more aggressively and …Reuters21 hours ago

Pinduoduo shops for agritech to transform China farms

HONG KONG — Chinese online retailer Pinduoduo plans to invest globally in agricultural technologies to improve the productivity of the country’s 65 m.Nikkei Asia20 hours ago

Japan exports fall as China, U.S. demand weakens

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese exports fell much faster than expected in February as U.S. and China-bound shipments weakened, a source of concern for the …Reuters22 hours ago

Consider reclaiming Darwin Port from Chinese company Landbridge, committee advises federal government

A parliamentary committee recommends the federal government consider reclaiming Australian ownership of Darwin Port, which was leased to Chinese …ABC News14 hours ago

Breakingviews – China’s Zillow builds hope for hard-up developers

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – Ke’s success selling homes is building the wrong kind of attention. The $77 billion Chinese real estate broker’s adjusted …Reuters20 hours ago

China Socks end mixed as Fed meeting outcome awaited

The Mainland China share market finished mixed in cautious trading on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, as investors braced for a crucial meeting of the US Federal …Business Standard10 hours ago

China’s BYD hires engineers for Europe EV battery plant

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD is hiring engineers for its first overseas battery plant in Europe, the company backed by Warren …Reuters19 hours ago

China’s Tencent To Host Alibaba’s Bargains App, Taobao Deals

Alibaba Group — the biggest eCommerce platform in China — will host its bargains app Taobao Deals on Tencent’s WeChat platform.pymnts.com8 hours ago

China tightens grip on e-commerce, sharing economy IPOs: Retailheads

Regulators rolled out a set of rules closing livestream e-commerce loopholes. Two of China’s largest ‘sharing economy’ firms filed for US IPOs.ampTechNode16 hours ago

Capital Calls: Fonterra is milking China cash cow

Concise insights on global finance in the Covid-19 era.Reuters16 hours ago

China Stock Market May Open Under Pressure

(RTTNews) – The China stock market bounced higher again on Tuesday, one day after snapping the two-day winning streak in which it had jumped almost 100 …Nasdaq22 hours ago

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