China in the News: March 31, 2021

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

The cost of speaking up against China

Uyghurs abroad describe a pattern of harassment and intimidation they say is designed to silence them.BBC News1 hour ago

China Escalates Trade War With Western Brands Over Uyghur Cotton

Can H&M continue to make money in the Chinese market? Not anymore,” Xu Guixiang, a Chinese government spokesman, said at a news conference on …Forbes11 hours ago

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature

China reduces the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong’s legislature in a setback for the territory’s already beleaguered democracy movement.ABC News16 hours ago

Hong Kong: China limits parliament to ‘patriots’

The sweeping changes are the latest efforts by Beijing to step up its influence in Hong Kong.BBC News13 hours ago

Secret meeting with official turns China meat contract from ‘no’ to ‘go’

A large Australian meat company defied government advice and met secretly with a top Chinese customs official in an ultimately successful attempt to overturn a …Sydney Morning Herald6 hours ago

WHO chief criticises China after ‘raw data’ was withheld from team investigating virus origins

WHO investigators who travelled to China to research the origins of COVID-19 were not allowed to access some raw data, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.SBS News4 hours ago

ALP focuses on China human rights violations and Palestinian statehood at national conference

Anthony Albanese also draws on John Curtin’s post-war recovery mantra and party thrashes out approach to free trade agreements.The Guardian2 hours ago

Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China’s website suffers cyber attack

London: The global coalition of MPs pushing their governments to take a firmer stance against China suffered a major cyber attack on Monday (UK time).Sydney Morning Herald2 hours ago

Iranian leaders pressed to disclose details of 25-year China pact

Government official hints China standing in way of publication, as protesters insist ‘Iran is not for sale’The Guardian9 hours ago

Profit or principle is the hard choice for foreign companies in China

The writer, author of ‘Red Flags: Why Xi’s China is in Jeopardy’, is a research associate at the University of Oxford’s China Centre. Business risks for foreign …Financial Times11 hours ago

China’s Covid Recovery to Help Overtake US as Largest Economy

Since its economic growth took off in the late 1970s, China has been racing to become the world’s largest economy.Bloomberg2 hours ago

U.S.-China Tensions Worsened Chip Crunch, TSMC Chairman Says

(Bloomberg) — Global efforts to develop national self-sufficiency in chip production are “economically unrealistic” and U.S.-China trade tensions have contributed …Yahoo Finance Australia15 hours ago

China detains more than 11,000 litres of Australian wine

Australian wine from Bunnamagoo Estate and private supplier Lindsdale are the latest batches to be held up at Chinese ports, reportedly over poor labelling and …South China Morning Post3 hours ago

China’s $16 Trillion Problem Collides With ‘Taper Tantrum’

As emerging markets brace for another giant “taper tantrum,” not enough attention is being paid to how China might fare. Admittedly, Asia’s biggest economy …Forbes12 hours ago

Education ties show the real state of US-China relations

John D. Van Fleet is chair of the education committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.It has been a dramatic 10 days since China’s top.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

China determined to build iron ore hub in Africa as Australia goes Quad

NEW YORK — There was a time when Japan, like China today, was the rising power in the East that kept military planners in the West awake at night.”It.Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

China tech stock collapse is ‘definitely a buying opportunity,’ market analyst says

Forced liquidations and threats of regulation dislodged the rally in Chinese tech stocks this week, but it’s nowhere near over, ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon says.CNBC11 hours ago

New Adelaide Chinese consulate attracts angry protest after complaints about size, human rights abuses

Hundreds of protesters have disrupted the opening of the new Chinese consulate in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs, raising concerns about national security and …ABC News22 hours ago

Diplomat’s tweet reflects intensifying China-US friction

The China-US and China-West conflicts have intensified. Sentiments on both sides have seen vehemence with rhetoric escalating. The words used by the US …Global Times18 hours ago

WHO-convened Global Study of Origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part | Joint WHO-China Study, 14 January-10 February 2021 – World

English Analysis on World about Health and Epidemic; published on 30 Mar 2021 by WHO.ReliefWeb9 hours ago

China Success Finance Announces 2020 Annual Results

China Success Finance Group Holdings Limited (“China Success Finance” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries the “Group”, stock code: 3623) is …Yahoo Finance Australia12 hours ago

Worker at Chinese steel giant jumps into furnace after stock losses

One of China’s largest steel producers, Baogang Group, confirmed Tuesday that a steel worker had committed suicide allegedly due to losses from stocks and …Global Times21 hours ago

China flat steelmakers set to cash in on manufacturing boom

Beijing | China’s top flat steel producers are primed for profit from a post-COVID-19 recovery in global manufacturing and goods demand in 2021, as well as from …The Australian Financial Review7 hours ago

SA Premier Steven Marshall shouted down by protesters at China consulate opening

Hundreds of protesters descended on the normally peaceful Adelaide suburb of Joslin to shout down Premier Steven Marshall as he formally opened Chinas …The Australian16 hours ago

China’s housing crash exposes a growing regional economic divide

At a half-built residential development a few blocks from Apple’s biggest iPhone plant in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Wang Lina has made an unusual …Financial Times23 hours ago

Cisco CEO says the U.S. and China should find ways to co-exist

In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, Chuck Robbins said Biden administration will attempt to find solutions to deal with China, including working with allies.CNBC16 hours ago

EU-China trade deal is a Trojan Horse sellout

The short-sighted German-driven agreement betrays the European project and poses a major economic and political problem for the rest of the West.The Australian Financial Review2 days ago

How China made it rich by urbanising

The rise of China is inextricably linked to its urbanisation. The Kearney 2020 Global Cities Index and a recent analysis of it by ChinaPower, a research project …South China Morning Post11 hours agoOpinion

Rajapaksa thanks Xi for Chinas vote against UNHRC resolution against Lanka

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for China’s vote against a recent UNHRC …Business Standard6 hours ago

NASA exchanged data with China on Mars orbiters

NASA sought congressional approval to talk with Chinese counterparts and obtain information on the orbit of China’s new Mars spacecraft.SpaceNews15 hours ago

Why Is China Strangling Its Greatest Tech Stocks?

Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu could all struggle as the government tightens its control over their accumulated data and business practices.Motley Fool12 hours ago

China and North Korea to revive trade in April amid US tension

DANDONG/BEIJING — China and North Korea are preparing to resume trade mid-April, according to multiple sources, which had been suspended due to the c.Nikkei Asia21 hours ago

Where did the pandemic begin? China holds the key.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION joint investigation with China into the origins of the coronavirus looked into a dark chasm and saw darkness. The report …Washington Post2 hours agoOpinion

Here’s How Russia and China Are Helping the U.S.

While Western countries spar over access to the world’s vaccine supply, China and Russia have been busy giving away theirs. This distribution of millions of …The Atlantic7 hours ago

China’s new bogeyman: Europe

Beijing turns to invective and boycotts to dissuade Europe from closer coordination with Washington.POLITICO.eu21 hours ago

Hong Kong to vet all political candidates to ensure they are pro-China ‘patriots’ under new law

The “patriots governing Hong Kong” resolution will effectively wipe out any political opposition, critics warn.Sky News16 hours ago

World’s Top Pension Fund Faces Moment of Truth Over Chinese Debt

The world’s largest pension pot will soon have to choose between political sensitivities and cold hard returns.Bloomberg2 hours ago

U.S. joins 13 other nations in criticizing WHO for a lack of transparency in China Covid report

The U.S. and 13 other nations said there must be a renewed commitment by the WHO and its member nantions to “access, transparency, and timeliness.CNBC2 hours ago

The China-based foreigners defending Beijing from Xinjiang genocide claims

Chinese foreign ministry highlights remarks by Shenzhen-based Canadian to counter allegations of human rights abuses.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

How India can become a major tech hub amid US-China tensions

India Business News: India faces a historic opportunity to transform into one of the world’s major technology hubs, a report by Asia-based Hinrich Foundation …Times of India3 hours ago

Global leaders call for a pandemic treaty — but U.S. and China remain silent

Global leaders have jointly called for a pandemic treaty, although the U.S. and China are missing from the list.CNBC11 hours ago

Australian oncology company inks China licence deal

Australian oncology-focused company, Kazia Therapeutics (ASX: KZA, NASDAQ:KZIA) has announced a licensing agreement with Simcere Pharmaceutical …Mirage News18 hours ago

China to complete longest and widest underwater highway tunnel “this year” – News – GCR

The Taihu tunnel, China’s longest and widest underwater highway, will open to traffic before the end of the year, according to Third Harbour Engineering, the …GCR8 hours ago

China providing vaccine aid to 80 countries, 3 int’l organizations: FM spokesperson – Xinhua |

BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) — China is providing vaccine aid to 80 countries and three international organizations, exporting vaccines to more than 40 countries …Xinhua11 hours ago

Japan stocks set to decline; Chinese factory activity data for March ahead

China’s official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is expected to be out at around 9:00 a.m. HK/SIN.CNBC39 minutes ago

With eyes on China, Japan and Indonesia bolster security ties

Japan and Indonesia pledged on Tuesday to tighten security ties and signed a deal to facilitate transfers of defence equipment and technology, as their near …Reuters11 hours ago

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi to launch electric car business with $10 billion investment

Xiaomi will compete with carmakers BYD and Nio, as well as new entrants including search giant Baidu.CNBC13 hours ago

Forum strengthens NZ-China non communicable diseases research collaborations

An impressive range of joint research projects between Chinese and New Zealand cancer, brain and modernisation of traditional medicine scientists may…Mirage News35 minutes ago

Fact-check: is the Democratic clean energy plan ‘pro-China’?

Cathy McMorris Rodgers: The Democratic clean energy plan is pro-China, because “90% of the solar panels, 80% of the wind machines, 90% of the rare earth …Austin American-Statesman7 hours ago

China’s parliament approves Hong Kong electoral system reform plan: SCMP

The top decisionmaking body of the Chinese parliament unanimously approved a plan on Tuesday to reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, the South China …Reuters20 hours ago

Why Chinese feel free to dismiss America’s human rights concerns

China’s anti-imperialist language should remind US policymakers why they have failed to convince the world of human rights abuses in Xinjiang. America’s …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post7 hours agoOpinion

China’s Digital Currency: Implications for the US

Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse …The Diplomat5 hours ago

China’s Social Credit System: Speculation vs. Reality

How far along is China’s much-hyped social credit system – and where is it heading next?The Diplomat14 hours ago

China Can No Longer Ignore Its Food-Safety Issues

If the government wants post-Covid reforms to work, small farms need real regulation.Bloomberg20 hours agoOpinion

China must avoid ‘blind competition’ within 38,000km high-speed railway network

China’s 38000km high-speed rail network is already the world’s largest, but authorities are worried about an increasing debt level.South China Morning Post12 hours ago

Wang Yi: China-UAE Cooperation on Chinese Vaccine Liquid Bottling Production Makes New Contribution to Regional and Global Fight against COVID-19

On March 28, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah …MFA China13 hours ago

Why China is finally vaccinating its elderly population

Unlike other countries, China’s vaccination programme has first targeted people in high-risk jobs but is now moving to over-60s.South China Morning Post22 hours ago

Suez clip a test for China-Europe trade

Disruptions caused by the Suez Canal blockage, which interrupted a key transport artery between producers in China and customers in Europe, led many …Global Times12 hours ago

China will keep hard-line policy as Biden warns of steep competition

TOKYO — Moves to punish China have gained steam in major countries of late. The U.S., Britain, Canada and the European Union announced sanctions on C.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Volvo targets top talent in US, China with generous parental leave policy

Volvo’s policy will give employees with at least one year of *service* a total of 24 weeks of leave at 80 percent of their base pay. In the U.S., Volvo employees were …Automotive News Europe20 hours ago

Facing South China Sea backlash, Beijing looks to get Southeast Asia on side

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to host meeting in Fujian as part of effort to counter the Biden administration’s efforts to isolate China.South China Morning Post20 hours ago

Higher Chinese imports herald coming copper scrap surge: Andy Home

London | China’s imports of copper scrap surged over the first two months of 2021, jumping by 60 per cent year-on-year to 191,720 tonnes. A new import regime …The Australian Financial Review7 hours ago

Bonded to sourcing from China

The West as well as India are realising rather late the difficulty in delinking from the Chinese supplier network.BusinessLine8 hours agoOpinion

US case against detained Huawei executive only a ‘concern of China’: defense

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, argued Monday that the US conspiracy and fraud charges against her are only a …Yahoo News Australia23 hours ago

Of course China ‘wasn’t going to follow through’ with climate promises

The Australian’s Nick Cater says “of course China wasn’t going to follow through” with its climate promises because the Kyoto agreement gave them a “leave …Chronicle16 hours ago

Key Policy Directive for China’s Energy Transition: China’s 14th Five Year Plan

The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China approved China’s 14th Five Year Plan (the “Plan”) at the annual “two sessions” in…Lexology17 hours ago

China’s defense minister meets top North Macedonian officials

Share. QR. Copied. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe has met the top members of the government of North Macedonia on a visit to the …CGTN5 hours ago

China is ‘not engaged in a search for truth’ in ’embarrassing’ and ‘discredited’ WHO report

The World Health Organization – China joint study into the origins of the coronavirus is “123 pages of nothing” and is “embarrassing”, says the Australian …Sky News Australia16 hours ago

China’s hair business growing amid pandemic and industry irregularities

Customs in Kunming, capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, has recently arrested 10 real hair smuggling groups in partnership with multiple customs.Global Times14 hours ago

China generated over half of the world’s coal-fired power in 2020

Despite considerable investment in renewable energy sources, China generates 53 percent of the world’s total coal-fired power in 2020, according to a study.TRT World9 hours ago

Analytica’s PeriCoach makes inroads in China, share price doubles

Medtech Analytica (ASX:ALT) has just announced a joint venture (JV) with two Chinese companies to manufacture and distribute its pelvic floor exercise device, …Stockhead23 hours ago

China’s sanctions: Doing business with Beijing is becoming a risky proposition across the board

Despite ringing in the new year with a bilateral investment deal, tensions between China and EU have soared over the past week with each side imposing …ampThe Times of India Blog3 hours ago

WHO releases report on COVID-19 origin-tracing joint study with China

The World Health Organization on Tuesday released a report on their joint study with Chinese experts in Wuhan on COVID-19 origin-tracing.Global Times10 hours ago

‘Blind dumping over’, Chinese lenders in Africa focus on stronger economies

Lending to African countries that have not sought debt relief from China rose in 2019, says American research institute.South China Morning Post10 hours ago

The biggest risk for technology stocks is growing tensions between the US and China, Wedbush says

Then Vice President Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a 2012 meeting in California. China now has the lead in 5G infrastructure, bu…Business Insider3 hours ago

US, Japan, ramp up pressure on Beijing over activities in South China Sea

The United States, Japan and Indonesia have escalated pressure on China over its activities in the South China Sea after an ongoing tussle between Beijing …Business Standard23 hours ago

Nikki Haley says Biden admin ‘way over their heads’ on China policy: ‘US can’t sit back and play nice’

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, blasted the Biden administration Tuesday for being ‘naive’ with respect to China, and warned of the …Fox News6 hours ago

China’s Big Banks Eked Out Higher Profits in Turbulent 2020

China’s biggest commercial banks managed to eke out small increases in profit for 2020, with a sharp turnaround in their fortunes during the year mirroring the …The Wall Street Journal11 hours ago

China’s ‘Sky Eye’ to open to the world from March 31

The 500-meter aperture spherical radio telescope (FAST), also known as China’s Tianyan or “Sky Eye,” will officially open to the world and accept observation …Global Times8 hours ago

China launches electoral shake-up for HK

Beijing has approved a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system, a senior politician who works with China’s parliament on matters relating to the for…The Canberra Times19 hours ago

H&M’s Xinjiang Setback Has Tiny, Loss-Making China Peers Surging

Shares of some tiny Chinese apparel companies are among the top performers in the country’s stock market over the last three days, as several of their foreign …Bloomberg18 hours ago

Box Office: ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Tops $80 Million In China

Legendary’s Godzilla Vs. Kong, which opens tonight in North American theaters (and tomorrow morning on HBO Max), is still crushing it in China.Forbes8 hours ago

China’s soccer dream

Chinese President Xi Jinping hoped to make China a global leader in soccer, his favorite sport. After years of massive government support, that dream has so far …ampAxios8 hours ago

Global and China CNC Machine Tool Market Report, 2020-2026 with Focus on Japan, Germany & South Korea

DUBLIN, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global and China CNC Machine Tool Industry Report, 2020-2026” report has been added to …PRNewswire8 hours ago

Is there any deal with China on WHO Covid report: Manish Tewari asks govt

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday questioned Centre’s silence on the WHO report that the coronavirus must have spread from bat to animals and then …Business Standard16 hours ago

Family of murdered woman left in 2,000 pieces sue university over her death

The family of a woman murdered in one of China’s most notorious unsolved cold cases take legal action against her former university for failing in its duty of care.South China Morning Post11 hours ago

Investors are ‘significantly under-allocated to China’ despite its growth potential and diversification b..

Xi Jinping toasts the guests during a banquet marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on September 30…Business Insider4 hours ago

Ladakh didn’t work out for China. It will now drive a wedge between Quad partners

In the contemporary global geopolitical landscape, China has evoked more fear than hope. It has displayed an impressive capacity for political organisation to …ThePrint20 hours agoOpinion

AVZ secures lithium feedstock deal with China’s Tianyi

Australia-based AVZ Minerals has signed a three-year deal to supply lithium spodumene concentrate to Chinese lithium producer Yibin Tianyi from its Manono …Argus Media17 hours ago

WHO-China joint report on virus origins released

Highlights from WHO-China joint report on coronavirus origins: -A lab leak was “extremely unlikely” -Huanan seafood market was NOT the original source of the …Global Times7 hours ago

China Automotive Systems Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results

PRNewswire/ — China Automotive Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAAS) (“CAAS” or the “Company”), a leading power steering components and systems supplier in …PRNewswire14 hours ago

UK calls for world to ‘get tough’ with China as part of global trade shake-up

Britain’s international trade secretary has called for the world to “get tough with China” as part of a shake-up of the global trading regime which she claims is …Financial Times3 hours ago

Chinese FM suspects US exerting pressure on WHO-China virus origins report

BEIJING (Global Times): The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday (March 30) questioned whether the US is exerting pressure on international experts from the …The Star Online20 hours ago

An ecosystem to overhaul China’s health care

Like many countries, China has a health care problem. Changing demographics and lifestyles mean demand for health care is outstripping growth in medical …MIT Technology Review9 hours ago

Singapore can play key role in China’s ‘dual circulation’ economy: Vivian Balakrishnan

BEIJING – Singapore can play a key role in the external part of China’s new “dual circulation” economic strategy, and can be a base for Chinese companies …The Straits Times9 hours ago

Hundreds protest Chinese Communist Party in Adelaide

Hundreds of people have turned out in Adelaide to protest against the actions of the Chinese Communist Party on the day a large consulate opened. People …Sky News Australia23 hours ago

China’s oil imports from Iran hit new high, curbing OPEC options

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — China will receive another large influx of cheap Iranian oil in March passed off as crude from other origins, curbing the top i.Nikkei Asia10 hours ago


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