China in the News: March 22, 2021

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

‘Provocative action’: Hundreds of Chinese vessels in South China Sea alarms Philippines

The Philippines urges China to recall more than 200 Chinese boats spotted at a reef in the South China Sea, saying the presence violates maritime rights.ABC News6 hours ago

‘Hundreds’ of China boats in disputed sea

The Philippines has expressed concern about hundreds of Chinese military vessels it says were spotted this month in the disputed South China hours ago

Saudi Aramco to prioritise energy supply to China for half a century

Saudi Aramco will ensure China’s energy security remains its highest priority for the next 50 years and beyond as new and existing energy sources run in …ABC News2 hours ago

Aramco Aims to Partner With China on Blue Hydrogen, CEO Says

Saudi Aramco plans to “expand and intensify” cooperation with China on research in areas including hydrogen and ammonia production from natural gas, …Bloomberg11 hours ago

‘Genocide in plain sight’: Bipartisan motion calls out China’s treatment of Uighurs

If successful, the motion would be the strongest ever condemnation by the Australian Parliament of the Chinese government’s treatment of Uighurs.Sydney Morning Herald4 hours ago

Accused Canadian spy faces trial in China

A Canadian former diplomat, detained in China for more than two years, is due to face trial for alleged espionage.The West Australian2 hours ago

Global investors seek freeze on China chip champion’s foreign assets

International bondholders owed tens of millions of dollars by a Beijing-backed semiconductor group are seeking to freeze its overseas assets, as corporate debt …Financial Times4 hours ago

Think Covid’s Messed Up Your Travel Plans? Try Getting Into China.

Leave your partner and children behind. Quarantine for up to a month. Get inoculated with a Covid-19 vaccine from China, if you can find one. And prepare …The New York Times5 hours ago

US will get ‘strategic overdraft’ to confront China, Russia at the same time

Two days after an extremely intense but impressive dialogue with the US in Alaska, China will welcome its close and powerful strategic partner Russia at home …Global Times11 hours ago

Americans are still interested in putting their money in China

Foreign investors are buying more Chinese government bonds, whose yields remains higher than those of U.S. Treasurys.CNBC1 hour ago

Why China may be the last bipartisan issue left in Washington

The fight over China policy might be the last place Washington can find bipartisan agreement.NBC News12 hours ago

Tesla cars banned by China military on concerns over cameras

Tesla cars have been banned from Chinese military complexes and housing compounds because of concerns about sensitive data being collected by cameras …The Sydney Morning Herald5 hours ago

Yang Jiechi and Wang Yi Hold China-US High-level Strategic Dialogue with Antony Blinken and Jake Sullivan

On March 18 and 19, 2021 local time, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for …MFA China17 hours ago

China’s Warning to Biden

That was some tongue lashing a senior Chinese official delivered last week in Anchorage to top Biden Administration officials in their first meeting. This is the …The Wall Street Journal4 hours ago

Wife of Canadian held in China demands release as trial begins

Michael Kovrig’s wife tells CBC News she hopes Canada, US and China can reach diplomatic solution to secure release.Al Jazeera English24 minutes ago

China crackdown cuts Big Tech down to size

Tighter regulations, billions in lost overseas share value and government pledges to get even tougher — Chinese tech giants are reeling under what looks like a …Yahoo Finance Australia23 hours ago

China engaging in ‘very concerning program’ of ‘military modernisation’

China has been engaging in a “very concerning program” of “military modernisation,” says Sky News host Sharri Markson. “Under Xi Jinping, all of China’s …Sky News Australia4 hours ago

China Picks New Central Bank Policy Makers as It Focuses on Risk

China appointed two new members to the central bank’s monetary policy committee, just as authorities begin shifting their focus away from stimulus and toward …Bloomberg2 hours ago

Who Runs China? – Asia Business News

A common mistake made by many Western based China observers – and global media, when it comes to China is to assume that the figurehead at the top of …Asia Briefing10 hours ago

China Covid researchers ‘in first cluster’

Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers working on coronaviruses were hospitalised with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in early November 2019 in what …The Australian7 hours ago

Property price declines in China’s lower-tier cities take toll on middle class

Analysts say weakening property markets in smaller cities show they have fared worse economically in recent years due to a lack of new industrial development …South China Morning Post17 hours ago

China’s Crusade Against Risk Is Tormenting Financial Markets

Divining the targets of Beijing’s latest de-risking campaign is becoming an essential trading strategy.Bloomberg30 minutes ago

Myanmar rare earths heading toward China encounter shipment obstacles amid upheaval

Some Chinese rare-earth companies and their downstream firms are finding that their raw materials could not be shipped smoothly from Myanmar, a key …Global Times14 hours ago

The Chinese Embassy calls him ‘little rascal’, is that wrong?

In the last two days, French media outlets and members of parliament launched a fierce attack against the Chinese Embassy in France and the Chinese …Global Times9 hours ago

‘Avatar’: China Re-Issue Retains Crown In 2nd Weekend; Is Middle Kingdom Ready To Embrace Fresh Upcoming Hollywood Product? – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: James Cameron’s Avatar held the top spot at the global and international box office this weekend with $14.1M in China for the …Deadline6 hours ago

China to increase high-quality imports as economy recovers, vice premier says

China will step up imports of high-quality foreign goods and services as the economy makes a steady recovery, vice premier Han Zheng said on Sunday.Reuters14 hours ago

US Coast Guard cutters sent to South China Sea to ‘free up shooters’

It exists to police the US coast. Now it’s being sent to the South China hours ago

Commentary: Social media worsens growing anti-China sentiments in Southeast Asia

Social media movements such as the Milk Tea Alliance are tapping into discontent on the decline of democracy and fears about the rise of China is …CNA4 hours ago

Fanuc plans biggest investment in China to expand robot plant

TOKYO — Japanese industrial robot maker Fanuc will make its largest investment in China to date, pouring 26 billion yen ($240 million) into fortifyin.Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

Contentious hunt for COVID-19’s origin points to China animal trade

Findings from experts convened by the World Health Organization and the Chinese government are expected to show parallels to the spawning in 2002 of …The Japan Times23 hours ago

Commodities Corner: China Ore Bust? – ShareCafe

Australia’s biggest export is facing a major challenge as authorities in a key Chinese steelmaking city move to shut millions of tonnes of capacity in a move that …ShareCafe13 hours ago

“China’s peaceful rise” ends

After twenty years of believing in Chinese liberalisation, or at least giving it the benefit of the doubt, the US left has realised that much of it was bull. Via the FT:.MacroBusiness3 hours ago

JPMorgan’s $415 Mln Tie-Up With Wealth Firm Highlights Contradictory U.S. Impulses Toward China

Bitter, high-profile talks between the U.S. and China in Alaska on Thursday and Friday were followed over the weekend with speculation of a downward lurch …Forbes9 hours ago

Difficult for India to fall for US pressure over China

If the US fans the flame of border tensions between China and India to intensify military conflicts, it will go against India’s national interests and will eventually …Global Times14 hours ago

Distinguished pols of the week: Talking tough to China

The White House press corps breathlessly pressed the administration on the conflicts between representatives of China and the United States at a joint meeting …The Washington Post14 hours agoOpinion

The way Singapore’s PM Lee describes China reflects our expectations – The Jakarta Post

In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong eloquently reflected the expectations of the 10-member ASEAN, …Jakarta Post5 hours ago

China-Central Asia freight train flagged off – Xinhua |

LANZHOU, March 21 (Xinhua) — This year’s first freight train from Northwest China’s Gansu Province to Central Asia was flagged off on Saturday, according to …Xinhua14 hours ago

Philippine Defense Chief Asks Chinese Flotilla to Leave Reef

The Philippine defense chief Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday demanded more than 200 Chinese vessels he said were manned by militias leave a South China Sea …VOA Asia12 hours ago

Turkey Travail, New China Policy Makers, Week for Hawks: Eco Day

Welcome to Monday, Asia. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help you start the week.Bloomberg2 hours ago

Alaska talks a good beginning to amplify positive factors in China-US ties: expert

Senior diplomats from China and the US wrapped up their first face-to-face meeting under the Biden administration over the weekend, such high-profile and …Global Times12 hours ago

China donates 400,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine to Niger

DAKAR (Reuters) – China donated 400,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinopharm to Niger on Sunday, the first vaccines the West African …Reuters3 hours ago

‘Horror and torture’: Uighur woman reveals truth about China’s genocide

Human rights activist and escaped Uighur woman Rahima Mahmut has told Sky News of the “unbearable” experiences of the three million people locked in …Sky News Australia22 hours ago

European Bangladesh Forum slams China for Uyghur treatment

Speakers at a virtual conference on ‘Chinas persecution of Uyghur Muslims: The silence of the World vehemently criticized the Chinese government for its …Economic Times11 hours ago

We must stand with our democratic allies in calling China to account

Parliament should have the power to assess the evidence of alleged genocides, but the Government is rejecting such hours ago

Stunning discoveries at China’s Sanxingdui Ruins

For some Wuhan residents, the weekend before school reopens is leisure time to be spent with family, friends and loved ones, however, some children did not …Global Times13 hours ago

Philippines accuses China of ‘incursion’ in disputed sea

“We call on the Chinese to stop this incursion and immediately recall these boats violating our maritime rights and encroaching into our sovereign territory,” …Economic Times14 hours ago

US-China relations: Alaska clash may be sign of Beijing’s low expectations

The two sides have agreed to work together to fight climate change, but the prospect of Xi Jinping and Joe Biden meeting face-to-face appears remote for now.South China Morning Post12 hours ago

China the ‘big trade winner’ from lockdowns in the West

Chinese goods exports have gained ground on the US and eurozone, reaching 110pc of pre-virus hours ago

ISA will be delighted to have China, Pakistan as its members: Ajay Mathur

International Solar Alliance DG Ajay Mathur said Germany, Netherlands and Denmark were at an advanced stage of joining ISA and he is also looking at US …Mint9 hours ago

Explained: Why the latest China-Taiwan clash kicked off the #FreedomPineapple campaign

A few days after it launched the #FreedomPineapple campaign, the Taiwanese government said it had secured enough orders to cover the loss that would have …The Indian Express11 hours ago

China moving ahead in development of digital currencies

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 05:14. WHAT’S THE ISSUE? Dozens of central banks around the world are now …CGTN12 hours ago

That Was Fast: Blowups With China and Russia in Biden’s First 60 Days

WASHINGTON — Sixty days into his administration, President Joe Biden got a taste of what the next four years may look like: a new era of bitter superpower …Yahoo News12 hours ago

Taiwan hits back at mainland Chinese firms fishing for its chip makers

Beijing’s drive for technological self-sufficiency has led to an exodus of Taiwanese engineers lured away by the promise of a big salary.South China Morning Post22 hours ago

Xi delivers video speech to Colombian people as Chinese vaccines arrive

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a video speech to the Colombian people at the invitation of his Colombian counterpart, Ivan Duque, as the third batch of …Global Times17 hours ago

Can China’s ‘digital silk road’ secure dominant role in communications?

The Peace cable, which will link Pakistan to Europe and Africa, has heightened concern in the US about information security.South China Morning Post16 hours ago

Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases – Xinhua |

BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) — The Chinese mainland reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the National Health Commission said …Xinhua21 hours ago

People enjoy spring scenery across China

A tourist fishes on a lake at Puhu Park in Binzhou City, east China’s Shandong Province, March 21, 2021. (Photo by Chu Baorui/Xinhua)Global Times11 hours ago

China seen as competitor but cooperation needed on business, climate change: UK Minister for Asia | Video

The UK is promising a pivot to the Asia Pacific as part of its integrated review of foreign policy and defence. The review highlights China as a systemic competitor …CNA18 hours ago

China has world’s strongest military; India at number four: Military Direct’s study

New Delhi, March 21 China has the strongest military force in the world while India stands at number four, according to a study released on Sunday by the …The Tribune India17 hours ago

Philippines files protest over 200 Chinese vessels at disputed reef

A government agency said about 220 Chinese boats were seen moored at Whitsun Reef (Julian Felipe) in Manila’s exclusive economic zone on March 7.South China Morning Post22 hours ago

China’s largest travel agency discussing agreement with Korea Tourism Organization – IAG

China’s largest travel agency,, is working on a business agreement with the Korea Tourism Organization.Inside Asian Gaming6 hours ago

China’s chip plants hoard secondhand equipment amid supply crunch

Some Chinese chipmakers are rushing to buy foreign secondhand chip production equipment, as a global supply crunch and US sanctions created a …Global Times12 hours ago

Recovery in China pushes up global wholesale prices

TOKYO — Wholesales prices are on the rise around the world, rising between 1% and 4% through January in major countries compared with last fall.Soari.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Cheap Chinese smartphones take on Apple as 5G moves forward

TOKYO — Low-cost Chinese smartphones that can take advantage of high-speed 5G communications have entered the Japanese market. Through Soft.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

The Peculiar Ransomware Piggybacking Off of China’s Big Hack

DearCry is the first attack to use the same Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities, but its lack of sophistication lessens the threat.WIRED15 hours ago

Norwegian documentary can create trouble for the Oscar TV broadcast in China

The Norwegian documentary “Do not split” was on Monday nominated for an Oscar but because the documentary is about democracy rebellion in Hong Kong, …ScandAsia.com2 hours ago

Pakistani officials back Chinese vaccine amid doubt after PM tests positive for COVID-19 after 1st jab

Pakistani President and officials defended China’s Sinopharm vaccine amid some doubt over the vaccine’s efficacy after Prime Minister Imran Khan, who …Global Times12 hours ago

China steps up Covid-19 vaccination – latest updates

Covid-19 has infected some 123 million people and has claimed over 2.7 million lives. Here are virus-related developments for March 21:TRT World9 hours ago

US, China clash at UN meeting on combatting racism

The United States accused China on Friday of committing genocide and crimes against humanity against Uighur Muslims and other minorities, and China …National Herald22 hours ago

Stuck outside China? The WeChat groups helping foreigners return

Groups such as Shanghai Arrivals, QuaranTeam and Americans Waiting Outside China are helping those stranded by the coronavirus as well as those …South China Morning Post6 hours ago

India, China likely to hold 11th round of military-level talks on Ladakh border faceoff this week: Govt sources

India and China are likely going to hold the 11th round of Corps Commander-level talks over the border faceoff across the LAC in Ladakh in the upcoming week.India Today11 hours ago

Chinese firms may make it to ‘trusted’ gear vendors list

Chinese companies could make it to India’s list of “trusted” suppliers of telecom equipment provided they fit the eligibility criteria currently under preparation, said …Mint7 minutes ago

China tycoon who lost $45 billion tries to salvage an empire

Wang Jianlin used to be Asia’s richest person, now the 66-year-old doesn’t even figure among China’s top 30 richest hours ago

China’s refitted Sovremenny-class destroyer conducts exercises as combat capability improved

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held a series of naval exercises that featured two Sovremenny-class destroyers imported from …Global Times13 hours ago

The Detail: How China is causing a surge in the price of milk

When more than a billion Chinese citizens were told to drink more milk to ward off Covid-19, demand spiked. That’s had a noticeable effect on the global dairy … hours ago

China serves as decisive driver of dynamic catch-up process in changing world: German study

China is a very decisive driver of a dynamic catch-up process of many emerging countries, a recent G.SHINE23 hours ago

US ties with Russia, China sink as Biden toes tough lines

U.S. relations with its two biggest geo-political rivals are facing severe tests as President Joe Biden tries to assert America’s place in the world and distinguish …Chattanooga Times Free Press12 hours ago

Opinion: Why U.S., the world must confront China as a global power

Opinion columnist says China has become so pervasive that US, other nations fear confronting it.Greenville News13 hours agoOpinion

Dating apps with Chinese characteristics draw Gen Z and millennials

Young romance seekers in China flock to a new breed of dating services designed to fill the gaps left by existing apps like Tinder and Grindr.South China Morning Post23 hours ago

Expert: Biden’s resolution key to restoring China-U.S. ties

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 01:33. On March 19, the China-U.S. high-level strategic dialogue came to a …CGTN21 hours ago

China’s crude steel output to peak around 2025 – govt consultancy

China’s crude steel output will peak at around 1.16 billion tonnes in 2025, when carbon emissions in the sector will also reach a peak, a government consultancy …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide6 hours ago

Beijing updates ‘Made in China 2025’ for leaner, meaner times

China identifies seven frontier technologies and shifts focus to research as it gears up for an even more bruising fight with the US.. Read more at …The Straits Times5 hours agoOpinion

Endangered Chinese mergansers spotted in China’s Jilin

Several Chinese mergansers, an endangered bird species under class-one state protection, were spotted by researchers in the Changbai Mountains in …SHINE17 hours ago

Estonia jails marine scientist for spying for China: Reports

Helsinki/Sputnik: A court in Tallinn sentenced famous Estonian marine scientist Tarmo Kouts to three years in prison for leaking information to China, local media …indiablooms12 hours ago

China’s Group Mimicks Partner Tripadvisor With New Content Offerings

China’s Group is entering the *content* and advertising spheres to address longstanding weaknesses in its transaction business. It joins a plethora of …Skift12 hours ago


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