China in the News: March 23, 2021

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

EU, US, UK, Canada target China officials over Uyghur abuses

The European Union, Britain, Canada and the United States have launched coordinated sanctions against officials in China over human rights abuses in the far …ABC News4 hours ago

Sanctions on Chinese officials over Uighur repression imposed by Britain, Canada, EU

London: Britain, Canada and the EU have announced their first-ever sanctions on Chinese government officials over the persecution of the Uighurs in Xinjiang …Sydney Morning Herald5 hours ago

China comes alone while US brings ‘fast multilateralism’ to Anchorage | The Strategist

Last week’s meetings in Alaska constituted phase two in high-level US–China contact under the Biden administration. And it was consistent with phase …The Strategist20 hours ago

The Biden team began exactly the reset we need on China

The administration’s tough but pragmatic approach is a welcome break with the recent past.Washington Post5 hours agoOpinion

China’s ‘trials’ of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig an ominous sign for detained Australians

The trials of “the two Michaels” in secret in China have special importance for Australia, with journalist Cheng Lei and fellow Australian citizen Yang Hengjun …ABC News3 hours ago

Wool exporters face credit squeeze as shipping delays add up to 40 days on to export times to China and Europe

Shipping delays are adding lengthy wait times on wool exports to China and Europe, putting pressure on the cashflow of exporters.ABC News3 hours ago

China Makes It A Crime To Question Military Casualties On The Internet

BEIJING — When China acknowledged this year that four of its soldiers had died fighting Indian forces on the two countries’ disputed mountain border eight …NPR5 hours ago

South China Sea: alarm in Philippines as 200 Chinese vessels gather at disputed reef

Philippines defence chief says vessels at Whitsun reef are manned by militias rather than fishermen, and accuses Beijing of ‘provocation’The Guardian21 hours ago

Morning mail: new flood warnings, adviser sacked for ‘lewd act’, China sanctions

Tuesday: Dozens of NSW communities declared disaster zones after flooding as the downpour continues. Plus: Concussion tests for AFL and NRL.The Guardian4 hours ago

France summons China’s envoy over insults, threats to French MPs

France’s foreign ministry has summoned China’s ambassador over repeated insults and threats aimed at French lawmakers and a researcher and a decision by …FRANCE 245 hours ago

China’s war on the credit boom

Like many small businesses across China, Zheng Weijun’s freight company had struggled to obtain credit from the state-dominated banking system. But in 2018 …The Australian Financial Review9 hours ago

Chinese Business Forum Leaders’ Message: Strengthen U.S. and China Ties

The weekend meeting of business and government leaders came at a time when Beijing’s ascendance into great power status has worried some Western …Barron’s7 hours ago

China’s Secretive Maritime Militia May Be Gathering at Whitsun Reef

An obscure boomerang-shaped feature in the South China Sea may host the next phase of PRC maritime coercion. Since at least March 7, 2021, many dozens …Foreign Policy3 hours ago

China’s Vaccine Sent to Developing Nations May Find Wary Reception

Experts say that skepticism about Chinese vaccines in developing nations may counter Beijing’s goal of increasing its influence by distributing doses. China …VOA Asia3 hours ago

Biden administration signals India is an important partner in tackling China

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh over the weekend on his first foreign trip in the role as the two sides …CNBC16 hours ago

China’s “Two Sessions” goes off script

Since their peak in mid February Chinese markets have lost $1.3 trillion dollars in value. For the Chinese government the timing has been terrible. From March …Atlantic Council3 hours ago

Man kills four with explosives in China

A man has detonated explosives in the outskirts of China’s southern Guangzhou city, killing himself and four others, police say. Five more people were injured…The Canberra Times6 hours ago

A momentous shift in US public attitudes toward China

Recent survey research has underscored a shift in Americans’ attitudes towards China that is far-reaching enough to sustain the most adversarial stance toward …Brookings Institution5 hours ago

People’s Bank of China Official Says Fully Anonymous Digital Yuan ‘Not Feasible’

The director of the People’s Bank of China’s (PBoC) Digital Currency Research Institute says designing its digital currency to be fully anonymous isn’t “feasible.”.Yahoo Finance Australia10 hours ago

China-Russia partnership ‘key to balance US hegemony’

As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in China for his two-day visit on Monday, two days after the China-US meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, Chinese …Global Times9 hours ago

Activists freed from Chinese jail back in custody in Hong Kong

One of the 12 Hong Kong activists who was detained last year in mainland China for an illegal border crossing exits a van at Tin Shui Wai police station in Hong …CNA13 hours ago

China’s monetary policy is shifting more quickly than it did after the 2008 financial crisis

China’s coronavirus stimulus program ended three months earlier than the 12-month-long one in 2009 following the financial crisis, according to proprietary …CNBC15 hours ago

Chinese and foreign nationals, fed up with West’s slanders, take to the internet to set things straight

A growing number of Chinese individuals, angry with Western media outlets’ frequent attacks on China, are standing up to fight against the Western media’s …Global Times14 hours ago

China Is Investigating Heaps of Dead Pigs Along the Yellow River

Chinese authorities are investigating scores of dead pigs found along a section of the Yellow River, according to a state-backed media report, turning the …Bloomberg18 hours ago

China in $1.5-billion swap deal as Sri Lanka seeks to shun IMF

Read more about China in $1.5-billion swap deal as Sri Lanka seeks to shun IMF on Business-standard. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is entitled to a 10 billion …Business Standard4 hours ago

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank’s chief

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary …Associated Press20 hours ago

Warner Music signs fresh China licensing deal with Tencent

Warner Music has agreed a *fresh* licensing agreement with Tencent to stream its music in China, as the record label behind Dua Lipa, Lizzo and Ed Sheeran …Financial Times4 hours ago

China, North Korea Statement of Cooperation Poses New Threat to U.S.

China on Monday fired a diplomatic warning shot at the U.S. through a new agreement between President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that …U.S. News & World Report10 hours ago

China should play its part in curbing soy-driven ecosystem loss

As the top soy importer, China can help by changing domestic patterns of production and consumption, and its global supply chains.Diálogo Chino4 hours ago

China steps in as US-Iran reset is delayed

A sudden influx of Iranian crude shipments to China is testing Washington’s policy of confronting Beijing on the global stage and its parallel, slow-paced …Argus Media13 hours ago

Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old gold mask in southwest China

The remains of a 3000-year-old gold mask are among a huge cache of over 500 ancient artifacts found at an archaeological site in China’s Sichuan province.CNN9 hours ago

America’s Farm Belt Looks Safe From Latest U.S.-China Spat

High-level talks between Beijing and Washington may have broken down into bickering, but American farmers are still selling boatloads of corn to Chinese …Bloomberg4 hours ago

CGTN Loses UK License: China’s Global Media Gambit

The Diplomat author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers worldwide for their diverse insights into U.S. …The Diplomat10 hours ago

Closely following up with China on plight of Indian students: Indian Embassy

The Indian Embassy on Monday said it is closely following up with the Chinese authorities about the concerns of thousands of Indian students who are stuck …Economic Times10 hours ago

China’s got talent — and women over 30 are breaking the showbiz glass ceiling

Yang Yuying had sold more than 20 million albums since the early 1990s. But in December, she arrived in Changsha, a Chinese hub of TV production, in a …The Washington Post15 hours ago

Michael Kovrig goes on trial in China as wife calls for release

The wife of Michael Kovrig, one of two Canadians detained in China for more than two years and now accused of spying, has renewed calls for the pair’s …Al Jazeera English19 hours ago

New owners of WA’s Cockatoo Island mine refute Chinese government links

The new owner of the Cockatoo Island iron ore mine off Western Australia’s north-west coast has refuted reports it has links to China and says its ‘sole intention’ …WAtoday2 hours ago

China’s Proposed New E-Cigarette Regulations Slash Vaping Billionaire Kate Wang’s Net Worth By More Than 40%

Shares of New York Stock Exchange-listed RLX Technology, a Chinese e-cigarette maker, plunged Monday on news of restrictive draft rules published by …Forbes6 hours ago

China is challenge and opportunity, NATO chief tells DW

Jens Stoltenberg described China as “a rising power” that “doesn’t share our values” in an exclusive DW interview. At the same time, the NATO chief says …DW (English)4 hours ago

China hurdle threatens Applied Materials’ bid for Kokusai Electric

NEW YORK — Applied Materials’ $3.5 billion acquisition of Kokusai Electric from investment firm KKR has failed to receive approval from Chinese regul.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

KT McFarland: US-China Cold War – it’s real and Biden admin better start doing this

After the recent high-level U.S.-China talks in Alaska there may be no going back. China and the U.S. are in a new Cold War.Fox News9 hours agoOpinion

Xi inspects east China’s Fujian Province – Xinhua |

FUZHOU, March 22 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Monday arrived in east China’s Fujian …Xinhua8 hours ago

Why China has pinned its South Asia hopes on this train from Tibet to Nepal

In ‘All Roads Lead North’, Amish Raj Mulmi writes that the Gyirong–Kathmandu train has been in China-Nepal talks for over a decade. But who will it really help?ThePrint16 hours ago

U.S.-China Talks In Alaska Get Off To A Testy Start

Officials are meeting in Anchorage for the first Cabinet-level talks between the two countries since President Biden took office. Secretary of State Blinken laid out …NPR12 hours ago

China’s Development Blueprint To Stabilize Global Economic Recovery

China has mapped out its social and economic development priorities for the coming five years and the decades beyond in a recently released development …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide16 hours ago

World Water Day celebrated across China –

Children check out a water-saving gadget at a kindergarten in Huzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province, on March 22, 2021. [Photo/Asia News Photo]. 1 2 3 4 5 …Chinadaily USA15 hours ago

China’s regulatory war on Ant Group

Once the powerful central bank publicly turned against Ant, bureaucrats who had endorsed the group fell silent and other departments began to jump on the …The Japan Times19 hours agoOpinion

USTR talks WTO, China and climate in calls with counterparts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — New U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai pledged to rebuild alliances and actively engage on international trade on Monday in …Nikkei Asia57 minutes ago

China’s central bank tries to ease digital yuan privacy concerns

The People’s Bank of China is trying to allay privacy concerns associated with its digital currency by promising ‘controllable anonymity’.South China Morning Post9 hours ago

China seeks to rein in mobile apps’ collection of personal data

China’s cyber watchdog said on Monday mobile app providers cannot deny users basic access to their services even if they decline to share non-essential …Reuters17 hours ago

Espionage trial concluded for second Canadian detained in China, no verdict

Canadas prime minister vowed to keep up pressure on China to release two Canadians after the trial of Michael Kovrig, one of the pair detained in China on …The Australian9 hours ago

China has detained my young children. I don’t know if I’ll ever see them again

When I left my children five years ago, I did it in a rush. I didn’t have time to grab any memento, any toys. All I took was a family photo. At the time, my husband …Amnesty International21 hours ago

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 …Global Times22 hours ago

Xi says China ready to work with DPRK to preserve peace on Korean Peninsula

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has said that China is willing to work with the Democratic People’s …Global Times13 hours ago

China’s embassy in France criticises scholar and defends Wolf Warriors

Diplomatic triangle of Beijing, Paris and Taipei gives rise to Twitter barbs and screed over ‘anti-China provocations’.South China Morning Post12 hours ago

Dozens Of Dead Pigs Wash Up In Northern China River

Dozens of dead pigs mysteriously emerged on a riverbank in northern China, state media reported Monday, sparking an investigation and social media …NDTV6 hours ago

Saudi Arabia tops China’s Jan-Feb crude imports

Saudi Arabia remained the top crude supplier to China in the first two months of this year, Chinese customs data show. Imports surged from Iraq and Oman while …Argus Media12 hours ago

Sri Lanka not renegotiating port lease deal with China, ambassador says

If there are talks going on, the two sides are ‘whispering … so that nobody else hears’, Palitha Kohona says.South China Morning Post20 hours ago

The best place to test cooperation with China is in Afghanistan | TheHill

Afghanistan, despite all its bedeviling complexity, now offers an excellent opportunity for narrow, self-interested cooperation with China.The Hill7 hours agoOpinion

Sea Tomahawk to counter threat of Chinese expansion

The Tomahawk cruise missile, one of Americas most successful and combat-proven weapons, has been modified to take on an anti-shipping role to help counter …The Australian16 hours ago

Challenges prompt Vanguard to narrow China focus

Vanguard is betting the farm on portfolio advisory services in China after dropping institutional business, pausing mutual fund push there.Pensions & Investments20 hours ago

The OnePlus 9 will use Oppo’s ColorOS in China

OnePlus is moving away from its HydrogenOS software in China and will switch to Oppo’s ColorOS. Outside China, though, phones like the upcoming OnePlus 9 …The Verge18 hours ago

Trump says China ‘laughs’ at Dr. Seuss controversy: ‘They think our country is stupid’

Former President Donald Trump argued Monday that China and other international rivals “laugh” at the United States under President Biden for focusing on …Fox Business4 hours ago

Saudi Aramco to prioritise China for next 50 years

China’s energy security will remain the highest priority for state-controlled Saudi Aramco for the next half century at least, the company’s chief executive Amin …Argus Media21 hours ago

China outpaces Australia as we cosy up to the US

Australia risks ostracising it from the rest of Asia if it continues to stringently oppose China, writes Bruce Haigh.Independent Australia10 hours ago

Two border guards fled to China in January to find food – Daily NK

Two armed members of the North Korean border patrol who fled to China due to hunger were caught in January, Daily NK has belatedly learned. Defections …DailyNK9 hours ago

New Laos president faces rising China debt and battered economy

BANGKOK — The National Assembly of Laos on Monday elected Thongloun Sisoulith, the general secretary of the ruling party, as the nation’s new president, …Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

US-China talks a step in right direction, despite tough rhetoric: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE: Last week’s high-level talks between the United States and China are a step in the right direction, showing recognition from both sides …CNA14 hours ago

Why the US should care about the China-India ‘blackout war’ | TheHill

China-supplied systems, important to operation of the U.S. electric grid, could have vulnerabilities to cyber bugs and electromagnetic pulse.The Hill6 hours agoOpinion

China Dynamics Forms JV with W Motors in Dubai to Develop EV Business

China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (HKG: 00476), a provider of new energy vehicles and technology integrated solutions, and W Motors Automotive Group …Yahoo Finance Australia18 hours ago

China Last Mile Delivery Market Report 2021: Prospects, Trends Analysis, Market Size and Forecasts up to 2026 –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “China Last Mile Delivery Market: Prospects, Trends Analysis, Market Size and Forecasts up to 2026” report has been added …Business Wire13 hours ago

Next round of India-China talks looks positive on Gogra-Hot Springs

Indian military commanders have noted the Chinese effort to invest heavily in significant surveillance capabilities along the border with battle-ready force in …Hindustan Times19 hours ago

QP inks first long term LNG supply deal with Sinopec for China

Qatar Petroleum has finalized a 10 year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) for the supply of 2 million …S&P Global12 hours ago

Chinese ridicule French scholar for reigniting war of words with Chinese embassy for attacking China in pursuit of ‘political correctness’

A French scholar who recently engaged in a war of words with the Chinese Embassy to France was disdained by Chinese experts and officials on China-France …Global Times13 hours ago

Highlights of China-Russia strategic partnership

Highlights of China-Russia strategic partnership: -Nearly 30 meetings between the two countries’ leaders since 2013 -Bilateral trade volume exceeded $10b in …Global Times10 hours ago

BHP inks deal with China research firm on electric transport

Mining giant BHP announces agreement with Automotive Data of China, designed to support research into transport electrification.The Driven22 hours ago

Australian parliament debates motion on rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang

Australia’s parliament debated on Monday a motion to condemn “systematic breaches” of human rights by China, saying other legislatures had described as …Reuters Australia20 hours ago

Six things to know about China’s latest carbon plan

Chinese leaders are determined to leverage the goal to strengthen the country’s future competitiveness.. Read more at Straits Times15 hours ago

China’s to invest $800 mln in Dada Group

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.Com said on Monday it will invest $800 million in Dada Group, giving it a 51% stake in the Chinese on-demand delivery platform.Reuters12 hours ago

China’s Great Wall to launch new brand for off-road vehicles -chairman

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Great Wall Motor will launch a new standalone brand for its off-road vehicles, chairman Wei Jianjun said, as automakers pursue …Reuters23 hours ago

Hunt for Covid’s Origin Points to China Animal Trade

Scientists tracing the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic believe they’ve identified a possible transmission source. The culprit seems to be China’s thriving wildlife …Bloomberg20 hours ago

Japan mulling order to deploy military if China attacks Taiwan

Tokyo weighing release of ‘SDF dispatch order’ to protect US military if China attacks Taiwan | 2021/03/22.Taiwan News19 hours ago

Volkswagen Heats Up China EV Competition As It Begins Deliveries Of ID.4 Crozz SUV

A joint venture between Volkswagen AG (OTC: VWAGY) and China’s state-owned First Automobile Works delivered its first electric sports utility vehicle — the …Yahoo Finance15 hours ago

China telecom industry gears up for next-generation frontier

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): Chinese companies have started research into “6G”, the next-generation telecommunication technology that will likely succeed 5G.The Star Online13 hours ago

Sesen Bio and Qilu Pharmaceutical Announce Approval of IND Application in China for Vicineum™

Sesen Bio (Nasdaq: SESN), a late-stage clinical company developing targeted fusion protein therapeutics for the treatment of patients with cancer, tod.Business Wire12 hours ago

China’s top archaeological finds: from Terracotta Army to ancient noodles

Artworks unearthed Sichuan point to the existence of a previously unknown civilisation – the latest in a series of discoveries that shed new light on the past.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post13 hours ago

China beats US in ultimate military strength index while India comes in fourth – China

China has the strongest military force in the world according to a study released on March 21 by defence website Military Direct. The study said “ultimate military …Economic Times13 hours ago

UPDATE 1-China mulls bringing e-cigarette regulation in line with traditional tobacco products

Two of China’s regulators plan to bring the rules governing the sale of e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products in line with those for ordinary cigarettes.Yahoo Finance14 hours ago

Blueprint offers peek into future of China’s sci-tech

A newly-passed blueprint for China’s development in the next five to 15 years has garnered wide attention as it offers a glimpse into the country’s innovation path …DAWN.com12 hours ago

Contentious Hunt for Covid’s Origin Points to China Animal Trade

(Bloomberg) — Scientists tracing the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic believe they’ve identified a possible transmission source: China’s thriving wildlife trade.BloombergQuint23 hours ago

China box office: ‘Avatar’ stays on top with $14m in second weekend

The re-release of James Cameron’s Avatar held the top position at the China box office in its second weekend (March 19-21), according to figures from theatrical …Screen International12 hours ago

Australian coal production hiccup won’t affect China’s energy supply

Abnormal weather patterns in New South Wales, a key coal-producing state in Australia, is unlikely to have a very negative impact on coal supply to China, …Global Times12 hours ago

VRFB applications to boost China’s V demand: Correction

Developments in China’s vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) industry are expected by market participants to boost future vanadium demand.Argus Media18 hours ago

Job opportunities on the rise in China in 2021, after economy gains tract: Report

More positions were provided during China’s spring job-hunting season due to the country’s accelerating recovery pace. Demands for courier delivery talents led …Global Times14 hours ago

New coordinated sanctions on China, and Germany after Merkel

Send your tips and thoughts:, or follow Ryan on Twitter. FIRST IN GLOBAL TRANSLATIONS — COORDINATED CHINA SANCTIONS …Politico9 hours ago

World’s First ‘Polar Bear Hotel’ Opens in China to ‘Very High’ Bookings Despite Facing Criticism

The hotel sparked criticism among animal rights activists after images and videos were released of the polar bears being viewed by guests in indoor enclosures.PEOPLE5 hours ago

Rights Group Asks FCC to Punish Chinese State Broadcaster

A group that helped force China’s state broadcaster off U.K. airwaves is taking its case to the U.S. by asking the FCC to punish China Central Television for airing …The Wall Street Journal7 hours ago

How Chinese fell out of love with marriage

Marriage is the foundation of the Chinese family. For individuals, tying the knot means an emotional connection, a sense of belonging to a family. Furthermore …Nikkei Asia11 hours ago

China seen importing record volumes of North Sea crude in March

China s deliveries of North Sea crude are expected to hit a record this month, helping to offset tepid demand from European markets that remain subdued by …S&P Global8 hours ago

US close-in reconnaissance on China hits new record amid PLA live-fire exercises

The US on Monday sent a spy plane to conduct a close-in reconnaissance on China’s southern coastal regions setting a new record as the closest approach to …Global Times8 hours ago

Missiles, vaccines and China bring the Philippines and India closer

Manila this month signed a deal to buy the world’s fastest cruise missile from New Delhi, while it could also secure up to 38 million doses of Covid-19 …South China Morning Post22 hours ago

Jitters in China as WHO counts down to Covid-19 origins report release?

Unnamed Chinese expert quoted in national tabloid as saying ‘politics overseas’ could shape conclusions.South China Morning Post11 hours ago


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