China in the News: March 24, 2021

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

Australian hay growers brace for China hit as export permits lapse amid trade tensions

Farmers are under pressure to pivot to different crops amid signs hay growers could be caught in a new round of trade penalties by China.ABC News6 hours ago

China threat to invade Taiwan is ‘closer than most think’, says US admiral

China considers recovering control of Taiwan its ‘No 1 priority’, says Adm John Aquilino who is nominated to head Indo-Pacific Command.The Guardian7 hours ago

International student stuck in China is ‘desperate’ to find a way back to her life in Australia

More than 12 months since Carla Lyu first tried to get home to Australia, she is still in southern China desperately trying to find a way to return to Adelaide to her …ABC News5 hours ago

Australia and New Zealand welcome sanctions on China over Uighur abuses but impose none of their own

Chinese embassy accuses Canberra of ‘despicable smearing’ of China after Australian foreign minister raises ‘grave concerns’ about human rights.The Guardian19 hours ago

Philippines all at sea over arrival of 220 Chinese ships at disputed reef

Singapore: The presence of more than 200 suspected Chinese militia vessels at a disputed reef off the Philippines could be a prelude to violent clashes, …Sydney Morning Herald19 hours ago

China’s answer to YouTube to raise $2.6bn in Hong Kong listing

Chinese video sharing site Bilibili is on track to raise $2.6bn in the latest so-called homecoming listing in Hong Kong, as shares in search group Baidu got a …Financial Times16 hours ago

Russia and China push for UN summit

Russia and China say they want a summit of permanent members of the UN Security Council amid what they called heightened political turbulence, with …The Canberra Times17 hours ago

‘Deficient’ shipment of Chinese aluminium forces delay to Navy’s Cape Class patrol boats

Poor quality aluminium imported from China is being blamed for the delayed delivery of the Royal Australian Navy’s new $350 million evolved Cape Class patrol …ABC News8 hours ago

China’s hardline turn lifts chances of deeper EU-US alliance

Beijing’s hostile moves consolidate calls for transatlantic cooperation, but Europe has other concerns.POLITICO.eu3 hours ago

China’s Stock Benchmark Falls Back to Key 5000 Support Level

China’s equity benchmark edged back toward its 2021 low, briefly piercing through a key support level as traders sold everything from electronic cigarette stocks …Bloomberg17 hours ago

China Means Home, Now and Forever: Italian Captain of China Eastern Airlines

Wuhan is the home of all my family members. To us, China means home, the present, and future,” said Diego Benedetto, an Italian captain of China East.Business Wire35 minutes ago

Direxion How Chinese stocks are building momentum

Continued resilience in the industrial and consumer sectors have supported building momentum in Chinese equities.CMC Markets10 hours ago

Line cuts off access from China to protect personal data in Japan

TOKYO — Japan’s messaging app Line has stopped its Chinese affiliates and contractors from accessing the personal information of Japanese users, the.Nikkei Asia8 hours ago

The Debate – New Cold War? China hits back at coordinated Western sanctions

It is definitely a new chapter in superpower relations. And if you thought last week’s acrimony in Anchorage between top US and Chinese officials could be …FRANCE 247 hours ago

China to ban apps from collecting excessive user data starting May 1

Starting May 1, apps in China can no longer force users into providing excessive personal data, according to a document jointly released by a group of the …TechCrunch17 hours ago

China raises alarm about Tesla security

China has banned Tesla vehicles from entering military compounds and is restricting their use by military staff and employees of certain state-owned businesses …ACS23 hours ago

‘No end in sight’: Australia ban continues to weigh on China coal supply

Coal imports into China for the first two months of 2021 fell nearly 40 per cent compared to a year ago with the ban on Australian imports now in its sixth month.South China Morning Post4 hours ago

China production cuts won’t end iron ore boom

Strict environmental controls designed to curb steel production in China are unlikely to signal the end of the boom in iron ore prices, with miners producing …The Australian Financial Review22 hours ago

US Worried About Transparency in China’s Trial of 2 Canadians

The United States has expressed concern about the way the Chinese government is conducting the trial of two Canadians charged with espionage, according to …VOA Asia6 hours ago

US admiral says Beijing’s ability to invade Taiwan ‘much closer than most think’

We have to take this on, put those deterrence capabilities like [the Pacific Deterrence Initiative] in place in the near term and with urgency,” said Admiral John …South China Morning Post6 hours ago

Tesla Boss Elon Musk’s China Charm Offensive Rolls On With Praise for Climate Plans

SINGAPORE— Elon Musk, whose Tesla Inc. TSLA -1.17% is on the defensive in China, praised the country’s plans to tackle carbon emissions and grow its …The Wall Street Journal7 hours ago

How the US Should Respond to China’s Belt and Road

China’s investment initiative poses a serious economic and political challenge to the U.S..Council on Foreign Relations21 hours ago

After Alaska, US and China unlikely to be friendly anytime soon

If the first meeting between the Biden administration and Chinese officials last week underscored anything, it’s that the US and China are unlikely to be friendly in …Vox.com10 hours ago

Opinion | China Doesn’t Respect Us Anymore — for Good Reason

Sometimes a comedian cuts through foreign policy issues better than any diplomat. Bill Maher did that the other week with an epic rant on U.S.-China relations, …The New York Times3 hours agoOpinion

China’s Vaccine Diplomacy Is Starting to Lose to America’s

The U.S. is finally starting to win friends and influence people with vaccine diplomacy.Bloomberg5 hours agoOpinion

China has outsmarted, outworked and outsold America

Is there any area, apart from the rates of obesity and debt, in which America’s politicians can lecture the world with confidence? hours ago

The West will not contain Chinese innovation

William Bratton is author of “China’s Rise, Asia’s Decline.” He was previously head of equity research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC.My first consulting job i.Nikkei Asia6 hours agoOpinion

China bomb attack kills four in suspected protest over development

Attack at office that makes decisions on land use comes after officials gave 270 acres to a developer, prompting the relocation of farmers.The Guardian19 hours ago

Biden’s trade representative talks China with Japanese officials

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Tuesday discussed China’s trade practices in calls with Japanese ministers, as President Joe Biden weighs how to …Yahoo Finance Australia10 hours ago

Tencent Hunts for Growth After China Threat Erases $170 Billion

Beijing’s clampdown on its most powerful internet firms is clouding the prospects for Tencent Holdings Ltd. and its $120 billion financial services operation just …Bloomberg10 hours ago

A Fast-Changing Delta in China

Few rivers carry as much sediment as the Huang He (Yellow River) in China. The name itself comes from the muddy color of the water—a consequence of the …nasa.gov4 hours ago

Bulk Buys: Iron ore futures show strain as China orders 50pc cut in Tangshan emissions

Chinese demand for imported iron ore eased this week and futures are under strain as authorities in China enforced restrictions on steel production.Stockhead6 hours ago

China’s Geely challenges Tesla with launch of premium electric car brand

Chinese carmaker Geely Auto has launched a premium electric vehicle brand as it seeks to better compete with market leader Tesla on its home turf and recover …Financial Times16 hours ago

Form a climate club: United States, European Union and China

If the three biggest economies agree a carbon tax on imports, it will catalyse climate action globally.Nature.com13 hours ago

Love on the rocks: Inside China’s marriage-counseling boom

The number of registered divorces in China reached a record 8.6 million in 2020 — almost double the 2019 total.The Japan Times20 hours ago

China ‘vax-mail’ to swap jabs for access

Indo-Pacific nations are under pressure to give Chinese firms favourable access to infrastructure and economic opportunities in return for the supply of …The Australian6 hours ago

China’s vaccine diplomacy stumbles as clinical trial data remains absent

Singapore regulators have demanded more information before greenlighting Sinovac doses for rollout.The Washington Post21 hours ago

U.S. Rips China ‘Maritime Militia,’ Backs Philippines in Row

The U.S. expressed concerns over the presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels near a disputed South China Sea reef, saying Beijing uses “maritime …Bloomberg14 hours ago

China to promote use of safe international travel pass with Russia

China will promote use of a safe international travel pass for trips with Russia, senior diplomat Wang Yi said on Tuesday.Reuters22 hours ago

China Mulls Selling Aluminum From State Reserves to Cool Prices

China is considering selling about 500000 metric tons of aluminum from state reserves, according to a person with knowledge of the plan, in a move that would …Bloomberg7 hours ago

Saudi Aramco offers China partnership in energy transition

DUBAI: Saudi Aramco has pledged a 50-year partnership with China in energy and closer co-operation to develop new technologies to combat climate change.Arab News9 hours ago

China Has Bought Only a Third of U.S. Goods Required by Trade Deal

China is well behind on the two-year targets set in its trade deal with the U.S., having purchased only about a third of the goods it said it would buy so far.Bloomberg4 hours ago

Envy may drive New York Times’ criticism of China’s entry regulation

One can easily feel the envy, jealousy and perhaps a little bit of hatred from American elites when it comes to China’s COVID-19 epidemic control measures and …Global Times11 hours ago

World Power Bickering: Eurasia Hoping To Steer Clear Of U.S.-China Rivalry

While China and the United States are locked in an increasingly fierce rivalry, their growing competition will reflect differently across the countries of Eurasia, …Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty18 hours ago

‘Stop interfering in China’s internal affairs’: patriotic products boom online

Products inspired by fiery exchanges between US and Chinese top officials at last week’s Alaska summit quoting China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi are …South China Morning Post17 hours ago

Adopting protectionist measures to counter China threat a ‘self-defeating’ strategy: Report

Adopting protectionist measures to counter an aggressive China is a “self-defeating” strategy which will only “harm India more”, a think tank said in a report on …Economic Times13 hours ago

Kim, Xi share messages reaffirming China-North Korea alliance

SEOUL: The leaders of China and North Korea are reaffirming their traditional alliance following contentious talks between top diplomats from …CNA22 hours ago

Biden Starts Infrastructure Bet With US Far Behind China

President Joe Biden is betting that a multitrillion-dollar economic plan centered around infrastructure spending will do more than bolster an American economy …Transport Topics Online9 hours ago

China summons foreign diplomats in protest over sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it summoned foreign diplomats in protest after the United States, the European Union, Canada and Britain jointly …Lynchburg News and Advance14 hours ago

US Congress pushes $100bn research blitz to outcompete China

NEW YORK — *Fresh* from injecting $1.9 trillion into the U.S. economy, Capitol Hill already envisions another big spending plan — this time to gain the upper hand …Nikkei Asia11 hours ago

Stronger US-Europe alliance needed to rein in China: report

Atlantic Council warns of six potential scenarios for military conflict in Indo-Pacific, including over the South China Sea, Taiwan and North Korea.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post12 hours ago

China’s ‘special’ economic model crucial for development amid US tech war

China’s combination of market forces and government direction to drive technology development is important, but a state-led approach could stifle innovation, …South China Morning Post12 hours ago

QAnon shifts, spreading Chinese and Jewish conspiracy myths

Experts on extremism are warning about a troubling shift in the right-wing QAnon movement toward a new vein of conspiracy that blends anti-Chinese and …Los Angeles Times14 hours ago

HK Banks Leverage Liquidity, Wealth Management Business From China

Related Fitch Ratings *Content*: Hong Kong Banks Show Funding ResilienceFitch Ratings-Hong Kong-23 March 2021: The continued integration of Hong Kong’s …Fitch Ratings22 minutes ago

Toyota to produce key fuel cell components in China

BEIJING — Toyota Motor is planning to produce the key components of fuel cell vehicles in China, starting as early as next year, Nikkei has learned.I.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

How Should the United States Compete With China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

Jennifer Hillman and David Sacks are codirectors of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report on a U.S. Response to China’s Belt and Road Initi…Council on Foreign Relations14 hours ago

Post-pandemic, will the US or Chinese stimulus approach be viewed as better?

China and the United States have responded with very different fiscal and monetary stimulus approaches to the coronavirus pandemic. The jury is still out on …South China Morning Post9 hours agoOpinion

China’s Tencent faces concessions to win green light for giant videogaming merger -sources

Anti-trust concerns amid Beijing crackdown on internet giants.Reuters20 hours ago

China’s new frontier for VOC regulations | Greenbiz

As the global economy reawakens after the COVID-19 shutdown, air emissions and VOC enforcement in China remain a hot topic. Volatile organic compounds …GreenBiz17 hours ago

China military to get loyalty lessons as party gears up for 100th birthday

China’s military will begin a massive loyalty campaign to the Communist Party and its leader President Xi Jinping for the party’s 100 birthday this year, and while …Reuters15 hours ago

China: 3,000-year-old gold mask sparks online memes

The recently-discovered artefact has triggered a photo-editing frenzy on Chinese social media.Yahoo News17 hours ago

Trump says China is ‘laughing’ at the US about Dr. Seuss while ‘trying to kill us in so many different ways’

“When China looks at woke they see the biggest problem we have is Dr Seuss,” Donald Trump told Fox News.Business Insider11 hours ago

U.S. backs Philippines in dispute with China over reef

The United States said Tuesday it’s backing the Philippines in a new standoff with Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, where Manila has asked a Chinese …Yahoo News14 hours ago

Exports and imports down despite rebound in trade with China

Exports and imports were both down in February 2021 compared with the previous February, Stats NZ said today. The value of total goods exported fell $416…Mirage News4 hours ago

PLA Navy holds consecutive support exercises in S.China Sea; ‘crucial to combat’

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held consecutive support exercises in the South China Sea including maritime re-supply, …Global Times13 hours ago

What will China’s Suning have to sell next?

“Suning is not safe yet.” So says an investor close to the troubled electronics retailer. A state-led bailout injected 14.8 billion yuan ($2.3 billion) into, …Nikkei Asia13 hours ago

China’s Accelerating Fertility Crisis by Zhang Jun

In 2016, the Chinese authorities finally abandoned the country’s one-child policy, which had caused the birth rate to plummet well below replacement level by …Project Syndicate15 hours ago

Philippines protests ‘threatening presence’ of Chinese vessels in disputed waters

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines complained to China on Monday about what it described as the “swarming and threatening presence” of Chinese vessels in …Reuters6 hours ago

China worries weigh on Asian stocks

HONG KONG/WASHINGTON: Asian stocks reversed earlier gains on Tuesday, dragged down by declines in Chinese markets, which were jolted by a new round …The Star Online18 hours ago

China-Europe sanctions fight shatters image of amicable ties

China looked to Europe as an amicable partner as the continent’s leaders resisted being drawn into President Donald Trump’s conflicts with Beijing over trade, …Bay News 914 hours ago

China polishes its image in Central Asia through the soft power of language

School donations that come with compulsory Chinese lessons help Beijing to convert younger generations to its politics.Open Democracy20 hours ago

EVA Air in the red in 2020, while China Airlines remains profitable

Taiwan’s two major carriers — China Airlines and EVA Air— reported contrasting financial results for the year ended 31 December 2020. In separate stock …Flightglobal22 hours ago

Xi visits Shaxian during east China inspection tour – Xinhua |

FUZHOU, March 23 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited Shaxian District of Sanming City on …Xinhua11 hours ago

Xi inspects east China’s Fujian Province

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Monday arrived in east China’s Fujian Province for inspection.Global Times20 hours ago

China warns US against ‘provoking confrontation’ after comment on Chinese ships

The Chinese Embassy in Manila accused the United States on Tuesday of “provoking confrontation” after the latter backed the Philippines in its protest of …INQUIRER.net12 hours ago

Airbnb Asked to Drop Olympic Ties Over China Rights Issues

Airbnb Inc. is being asked to drop its sponsorship connections to next year’s Beijing’s Winter Olympics by a coalition of 150 human-rights campaigners.U.S. News & World Report15 hours ago

China’s February coking coal imports rise on month

China’s coking coal imports in February edged up from a 13-month low in January but fell from a year earlier as an informal ban halted Australian imports and …Argus Media14 hours ago

Experts: QAnon now spreading alarming conspiracies targeting China and Jewish people

Experts on extremism are warning about a troubling shift in the right-wing QAnon movement toward a new vein of conspiracy that blends anti-Chinese and …KTLA10 hours ago

Vilifying China Puts a Bull’s-Eye on the Backs of Asian Americans

Biden may reject Trump’s hateful language, but he is continuing his predecessor’s dangerous “tough on China” approach.The Nation16 hours ago

How U.S.-China tensions can fuel anti-Asian racism

Inflammatory rhetoric about China can exacerbate the sense that Asian Americans are “racialized outsiders,” Russell Jeung, co-founder of the advocacy group …ampAxios16 hours ago

Australia: Market falls on EU-China Tensions

Read more about Australia: Market falls on EU-China Tensions on Business-standard. At closing bell, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 dropped 7.06 points, or 0.1% …Business Standard16 hours ago

Fitch Rates China SCE Group’s Proposed USD Notes ‘BB-‘

Fitch Ratings – Hong Kong/Shanghai – 23 Mar 2021: Fitch Ratings has assigned homebuilder China SCE Group Holdings Limited’s (BB-/Stable) proposed US …Fitch Ratings20 hours ago

Total Partners with Shenergy Group to Jointly Market LNG in China

Regulatory News: TOTAL (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT): Total and Shenergy Group, the leading energy player in Shanghai, have signed binding …Business Wire18 hours ago

Australia and New Zealand welcome sanctions against Chinese

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday welcomed the United States, European Union, Canada and Britain taking joint action to …Associated Press20 hours ago

China’s relations with the African continent: Three elephants in the room

From the landmark $200m African Union secretariat building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is the meeting place of African leaders, which was a gift in 2012, …Open Democracy17 hours ago

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of LIG Insurance (China) Co Ltd

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of LIG Insurance (China) Co Ltd (L.Business Wire11 hours ago

India capable of achieving growth and compete with China in 20 years: Report

The factors in India’s favour include demography with ‘the outlook for the working age population is superior to that of China’, the report said.India needs to …Mint11 minutes ago

German MEP sanctioned by China points out he can still visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a travel ban imposed by China as part of tit-for-tat sanctions, a member of European Parliament pointed out that there is …Taiwan News23 hours ago

Will Team Biden ever get tough on China over COVID’s origins?

A virus from China has killed 540000 people in our country so far — and the Biden administration is doing almost nothing to get to the bottom of it.New York Post 4 hours ago

David Sassoli to China: Europe is no ‘punching bag’

Europe is not China’s “punching bag,” European Parliament President David Sassoli told POLITICO on Tuesday, vowing retaliation against Beijing a day after it …POLITICO.eu6 hours ago

China should provide ‘unfettered access’ if it has nothing to hide

If the People’s Republic of China has nothing to hide regarding the origin of the coronavirus then it should provide “unfettered access,” according to Liberal MP …Chronicle17 hours ago

4 Killed In Bomb Blast Attack In South China

Four people were killed when a man detonated a homemade bomb in a village government office in southern China, authorities said, in a rare act of violent …NDTV20 hours ago


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