China in the News: April 7, 2021

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

‘Do not get involved’: China cautions Japan ahead of US-Japan summit

China’s foreign minister has cautioned Japan against teaming up with the United States to counter China, ah…9News15 hours ago

Chinese FM’s call ‘timely reminder’ for Japan at crossroads: observer

During the time when a slew of hostile moves and statements from Japan has pushed its relations with Beijing to a new crossroads, Chinese State Councilor and …Global Times10 hours ago

China Just Practiced Its Wartime Bomber Encirclement Of Taiwan

Experts predict that a tricky bomber maneuver—a wide encirclement of Taiwan—could be part of China’s strategy for softening up the island country’s defenses.Forbes11 hours ago

Victoria’s secret agreement with China faces federal government scrutiny

The Commonwealth will probe a third deal between the Andrews government and China to advance public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, …The Age4 hours ago

US and Chinese aircraft carriers sail into disputed South China Sea, as ‘fishing’ standoff rumbles on

The US and China have deployed aircraft carriers into the East and South China Seas, as the two superpowers engage in their latest powerplays on the …9News22 hours ago

New barley markets have offset China ban, trade officials say

“The barley has been successfully diverted into other markets,” DFAT’s chief economist said.Farm Weekly21 hours ago

China says carrier group exercising near Taiwan, drills will become regular

A Chinese carrier group is exercising near Taiwan and such drills will become regular, China’s navy said late on Monday in a further escalation of tensions near …Reuters13 hours ago

China leaps into a central digital bank currency, but similar progress eludes the U.S.

China’s leadership role in digital currency is turning a larger spotlight on U.S. initiatives, though there’s still not likely to be major moves anytime soon.CNBC3 hours ago

What carbon neutrality means for the future of coal in China

Authors: Wei Li, Sydney University and Lei Zhang, Yanzhou Coal Mining Ltd. When President Xi Jinping committed China to achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 …East Asia Forum11 hours ago

China’s Anger at Foreign Brands Helps Local Rivals

Chinese rivals to Western names have improved quality and marketing. Now the country’s defiance could give them an edge with young patriots.The New York Times5 hours ago

China’s Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Includes Free Ice Cream

China’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign got off to a slow start. It is now trying to catch up, through a mixture of freebies and the occasional threat.The New York Times8 hours ago

China must not become the new cancel country

Nancy Snow is the author of the forthcoming book “The Mystery of Japan’s Information Power.” In 2020 she held the Disney Chair in Global Media at Schw.Nikkei Asia3 hours agoOpinion

Why China is still clinging to coal

Over half the coal plants under development globally are in China, and the country isn’t slowing down, a new report found.Vox.com3 hours ago

Countries face pressure to boycott upcoming Beijing Olympics over China’s human rights abuses

With the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China quickly approaching, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and countries around the world are facing …The Denver Channel6 hours ago

Will Australia’s New Defense Minister Play Bad Cop to China?

A wildly disproportionate share of the world’s politicians get their start as lawyers. That’s especially true in parliamentary systems like Australia’s, where …Foreign Policy4 hours ago

China debuts propaganda musical about Uyghur Muslims, omits abuse

“The Wings of Songs” premiered in China on March 28 and is about a Uyghur, a Kazakh, and a Han Chinese man forming a musical group.video_youtubeBusiness Insider11 hours ago

A grand process of China’s poverty alleviation practice: Global Times editorial

China’s State Council Information Office on Tuesday issued a white paper entitled, “Poverty Alleviation: China’s Experience and Contribution.” It detailed how the …Global Times8 hours ago

English pork processors seek help after China ban

English pork processors are seeking up to £15m of government support after China halted imports of meat, including trotters and pigs’ heads, from plants …Financial Times20 hours ago

The US-China Rivalry Is Ideological, Not Just Geopolitical

Whether we call it great-power competition or a new Cold War, there’s no denying the United States and China are engaged in an intense long-term rivalry.Foreign Policy7 hours ago

The 10 Richest Chinese Billionaires In 2021

From the man behind TikTok to a bottled water mogul, China’s billionaires have had a bounce back year, as its 10 richest roughly doubled their fortunes …Forbes13 hours ago

China tests Biden with South China Sea tactic that misled Obama

Based on the official view from Beijing, the Philippines has no reason to worry about Chinese fishing boats sitting along a disputed reef in the South China Sea.The Japan Times19 hours ago

Beijing accuses Manila of ‘hype’ over Chinese fleet at Whitsun Reef

China’s foreign ministry spokesman says his countrymen have sheltered in and fished the contested waters ‘for thousands of years’.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post10 hours ago

China’s Wolf-Warrior Reputation Won’t Help, and Now Beijing Wants to Fix It

According a recent Pew Research Center survey, 67 percent of Americans registered “cold” feelings toward China in a rather nebulously named “feeling …Foreign Policy3 hours ago

China’s strengths shouldn’t blind us to its weaknesses

China is a “pacing threat” for the United States. But it isn’t an unstoppable colossus. There may be a fatal flaw in China’s aspirations.Atlantic Council9 hours ago

For the second time, China has ‘fared well’ in a major crisis: IMF

“China is really an impressive example of an outlier in the positive sense,” the IMF’s Tobias Adrian told CNBC Tuesday.CNBC8 hours ago

Pressing China on human rights – even if it hurts economic relations – has Americans’ bipartisan support

A large majority of Americans – Republican and Democrat alike – say the U.S. should try to promote human rights in China, even if it harms economic relations …Pew Research Center8 hours ago

Chinese aggression pushes Vietnam ever closer to Washington

Charles Dunst is an associate with Eurasia Group’s Global Macro practice.As the former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius told me over almost sicken.Nikkei Asia15 hours ago

China Business Confidence Hits 10 Year High

Takeaway: The private survey of purchasing managers conducted by IHS Markit INFO +2.8% was a very strong release as the business confidence reached its …Forbes8 hours ago

The Challenges of US China Policy – The Diplomat

Joseph R. Biden has now been U.S. president for more than two months. His policies appear to be aimed above all at domestic stability, including the recovery …The Diplomat9 hours ago

China Is Playing Games With Australia. The US Should Pay Attention.

The CCP is trying to use its police state tactics to influence Europe and the United States as well the Aussies.The Dispatch13 hours ago

Bitcoin mining emissions in China will hit 130 million tonnes by 2024

The carbon emissions associated with mining bitcoin in China alone will soon outstrip the total annual emissions of mid-sized European countries.New Scientist News7 hours ago

IFAD: China needs to ensure its poverty eradication sustainable

PRNewswire/ — An article by on poverty reduction in China: On February 25, 2021, President Xi Jinping announced that China has succeeded in…PRNewswire10 hours ago

China-Iran Relations: The Myth of Massive Investment

On March 26, Iran and China signed an agreement expressing a desire to increase cooperation and trade relations over the next 25 years. This Strategic …The Diplomat12 hours ago

South China Sea: US and China send aircraft carriers into disputed waters

The US and China have deployed aircraft carriers into the East and South China Seas, as the superpowers engage in their latest powerplays in the disputed …9News21 hours ago

Kristofer Schipper, Influential China Scholar, Dies at 86

A native of Holland, he helped change the understanding of Chinese religion and became a Taoist priest in the process.The New York Times9 hours ago

US Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Back in South China Sea

The U.S. 7th Fleet announced on April 6 that the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group had entered the South China Sea two days before, on April 4, …The Diplomat10 hours ago

China’s Improvised Mask Diplomacy in Chile

China has become a global power, but there is too little debate about how this has happened and what it means. Many argue that China exports its …Carnegie Endowment for International Peace8 hours ago

US universities call for clearer rules on science espionage amid crackdown

As the National Institutes of Health begins implementing Trump-era guidelines, researchers voice concerns over transparency and racial profiling.Nature.com9 hours ago

The China Plan: Transatlantic Blueprint for Strategic Competition

Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse …The Diplomat9 hours ago

Belt and Road Weekly Investor Intelligence, #23

Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Welcome to this week’s issue of China Briefing’s Belt & Road Initiative Weekly Investor Intelligence round up. In this week’s edition, we …China Briefing9 hours ago

China’s domestics tourism industry on course for ‘orderly recovery’

The Ching Ming Festival, more widely known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, took place in China on Monday, with 102 million trips recorded over the extended …South China Morning Post12 hours ago

China touts anti-poverty experience as something others can learn from

Beijing says it can share its knowledge with other countries and adds they can also benefit from its Belt and Road Initiative.South China Morning Post8 hours ago

Beating China Means the US Must Keep its Research Lead

Nobody is better at research and innovation than the U.S., but it could lose its lead if attacks continue against immigration and universities.Bloomberg9 hours agoOpinion

Do US-China educational exchanges serve American interests?

On April 12, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings will provide a venue for American policymakers and education administrators to offer perspectives …Brookings Institution4 hours ago

China set for full recovery in tourism, but spending remains sluggish

The number of domestic trips in China during the upcoming May Day holidays will likely surpass the level of 2019, a year before the COVID-19 pandemic, …Global Times10 hours ago

Serbia forges ahead with China-backed coal power plant

Chinese-backed coal mines and power plants are hindering Serbia’s progress away from fossil fuels, writes Jelena Prtoric.chinadialogue11 hours ago

China ‘could start easing travel restrictions by next spring’

The country aims to inoculate at least 70 per cent of its population by then, which would allow China to start negotiating an end to border restrictions.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

China Asks Banks to Curtail Credit for Rest of Year

China’s central bank asked the nation’s major lenders to curtail loan growth for the rest of this year after a surge in the first two months stoked bubble risks, …Bloomberg14 hours ago

Is China in danger of losing control of its rising nationalism?

After years of Beijing’s encouragement of patriotic sentiment, online protests against international brands are no surprise.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Keeping Up With China’s Changing Wholesale Ecosystem | China Decoded, BoF Professional | BoF

A year ago, China was only beginning to emerge from the worst of its battle with Covid-19. But despite the damage done to the country’s retail sector, a tough first …The Business of Fashion12 hours ago

Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for trillions of dollars in development spending, President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are directing Americans’ eyes …Associated Press18 hours ago

Recalibrating strategic ties with China

For almost 50 years, the bilateral relationship between India and China was able to keep the thorny issues of border settlement and of deeper economic …The Tribune India22 hours ago

Investing in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province: China City Spotlight

We profile the reasons why foreign companies should consider investing in Hangzhou, a leading IT and technology hub in China’s Yangtze River Delta area.China Briefing11 hours ago

Invesco rolls out China healthcare equity fund

It is available to both institutional and retail clients in the UK and Europe.International Adviser6 hours ago

Innovative projects from China and Finland to receive UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for enhancing learning through

The 2020 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education will be awarded to the “One…Mirage News11 hours ago

A Salute to China’s COVID Heroes

Pinning down the origins of COVID-19 would require a few things that are unlikely to ever happen: 1) Cooperation from the Chinese Communist Party, 2) Lab …MedPage Today6 hours ago

China’s five-year plan promises radical shift

China’s emissions look set to keep rising, but President Xi Jinping has committed to cutting CO2 intensity and ramping up low carbon energy generation.Investors Chronicle8 hours ago

Hyperdrive Daily: Battery Swapping Makes A Comeback in China

Welcome to the Hyperdrive daily briefing, decoding the revolution reshaping the auto world, from EVs to self-driving cars and beyond. Click here to subscribe.Bloomberg11 hours ago

Tesla caught in the crossfire of a brewing tech Cold War with China

The American firm has been accused of using its cars to spy on the Asian state, a key market for hours ago

China ‘brainwashing’ Christians to renounce faith, report finds

China is attempting to brainwash Christians by holding them in mobile “transformation facilities,” according to a new report.Fox News9 hours ago

Turkey summons China’s ambassador over Twitter posts

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned China’s ambassador after the embassy suggested on Twitter that it could take action against two Turkish politicians …Associated Press4 hours ago

Japan’s China policy lacks a sense of morality

By: Global Times | Published: Apr 06, 2021 11:56 PM. In modern history, Japan has always harmed China, but China has never harmed it back. However …Global Times7 hours ago

Post Quad summit, India-China military talks on LAC friction possible on April 9

The 11th round of military talks comes at a time there is growing concern in China about the Quad security dialogue and the attempts to raise pressure on Beijing …Hindustan Times11 hours ago

Travel Makes Comeback In China: Will Spending Follow?

Travel in China made a strong comeback last weekend, a three-day weekend that marked the first national holiday since the government eased travel …pymnts.com6 hours ago

GT Voice: China won’t be coerced by US’ ‘chip war’ hype

The Biden administration appears to gear up for a more localized semiconductor supply chain, adding fuel to the speculation about a high-stake “chip war” …Global Times10 hours ago

China creating own digital currency will ‘offset’ US sanctions: Jonathan Ward

Atlas Organization founder Jonathan Ward on China creating its own version of a digital currency and how the Biden administration can create competitive …Fox Business7 hours ago

Serbian media coverage of the EU in 2020: Love from China and slaps from Brussels

BELGRADE – President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić is the leading source of information and creator of narratives about the European Union in that country, …European Western Balkans11 hours ago

Economic recovery from coronavirus ‘increasingly visible’ as IMF lifts outlook

China’s economy is now estimated to grow by 8.4 per cent in 2021, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an increase of 0.3 percentage points …South China Morning Post10 hours ago

China ETFs jump on strong economic data

Exchange-traded funds linked to Chinese businesses rallied Tuesday after a stronger-than-expected report on the country’s *service* sector was released Monday …MarketWatch6 hours ago

Living abroad in China: What this Aussie family learnt

Nicole Webb had a great job in Australia as a newsreader. But when her husband, James, landed a job as a hotel manager in China, they uprooted their lives to …Now To Love16 hours ago

GGRAsia – China bans travel for 89, says some had overseas bet links

China’s National Immigration Administration said on Tuesday that it recently declared the passports of 89 people no longer valid, due to their alleged …GGRAsia12 hours ago

Brands May Face ESG Downgrades If They Succumb to China’s Threats

As tensions escalate over forced labor in Xinjiang, ESG experts warn that capitulating to Beijing can have moral as well as financial costs.Sourcing Journal1 hour ago

Oil rebounds on robust economic data

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Strong economic data from China and the United States helped to lift oil prices by 2% on Tuesday, recouping some of the previous …Reuters21 hours ago

US trade sanctions justified response to human rights abuses in China, law expert argues

International trade law expert Raj Bhala argues in two new studies that US trade sanctions against China are appropriate responses to Uyghur genocide, Hong …EurekAlert6 hours ago

From the narrow lanes of Meerut, Stag is an unlikely winner of US-China trade war

The pandemic changed the game for Stag International. Cashing in on the decreased reliance on Chinese companies, the brand seized the opportunity to …Economic Times18 hours ago

The Right Must Not Be Allowed to Monopolise the Debate Over China – Byline Times

The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only brought into full view the vulnerabilities of individual nations but also those of an international system that, …Byline Times7 hours ago

China’s Huangpu customs puts limit on coal imports

Customs authorities in Huangpu, south China have put a quarterly limit on coal imports, a move that is likely to curb the country’s seaborne coal demand and …Argus Media12 hours ago

China to ban unregulated commendations by social organizations for CPC centenary – Xinhua |

BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) — China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs on Tuesday urged the prohibition of unregulated performance appraisals and commendations carried …Xinhua10 hours ago

China Cuts Lending, Yellen Goes Global, Growth at Highs: Eco Day

Welcome to Tuesday, Europe. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help you start the day.Bloomberg16 hours ago

Monet in China: a triumph of art and diplomacy

Two cities on opposite sides of the world, an intrepid curator in quarantine with a haul of iconic paintings, an exhibition that reimagines Impressionism in an …Financial Times7 hours ago

Biden’s infrastructure plan is key to U.S. competition with China | Trudy Rubin

China is forging ahead in broadband internet, crucial technologies, scientific research and basic infrastructure and the United States needs to invest now.The Philadelphia Inquirer14 minutes agoOpinion

Now is the time for China to take sides in Myanmar to return stability and fix its image problem

It seems that Beijing has not yet made up its mind on Myanmar’s coup, but using its influence to help restore a a broad national unity government would best …South China Morning Post13 hours agoOpinion

Turnaround season curtails China’s PE production

China has entered its heavy turnaround season this month, with around 3mn t/yr of polyethylene (PE) capacity at domestic plants being shut or to be shut down …Argus Media13 hours ago

WEEKLY: China’s HRC price exceeds Yuan 5,500/t

China’s price of Q235 4.75mm hot-rolled coil (HRC) increased to Yuan 5506/tonne ($841.3/t) as of April 2, rising by Yuan 383/t on week to reach a new all-time …Mysteel Global13 hours ago

Biden hasn’t talked to Chinese president about coronavirus origins

President Biden on Tuesday said he has not spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping about the origins of COVID-19.Fox News2 hours ago

China earthquake survey doubles Beijing’s high-risk fault lines

Study uses new technique to identify ‘strongly active’ faults, beneath some of the city’s fastest developing areas.South China Morning Post7 hours ago

Russia rules out military alliance with China

Russia has ruled out any military alliance with China, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, said today, adding that Moscow supply of military equipment will continue.Times Now12 hours ago

Why China’s A-share market is on such a bumpy ride

Falling company earnings expectation, a credit crunch, geopolitical tensions and pressure from rising US bond yields are a few factors. Beijing will want to …South China Morning Post14 hours agoOpinion

Report: Record US and EU coal plant retirements offset by China coal boom in 2020

Global coal power capacity development saw its first increase in five years in 2020 driven largely by a steep increase in China, despite record coal plant …http://www.businessgreen.com12 hours ago

CNOOC to fuel 50 new LNG vessels in China

China’s state-controlled CNOOC has signed a deal with China State Shipbuilding (CSSC) and Guangdong Shipping Group to provide LNG as bunker fuel for 50 …Argus Media13 hours ago

🌏 H&M and Nike boycotted in China. Why?

“Godzilla vs. Kong” went beast mode at the box office with $48.5m over its first 5 days — the biggest since the pandemic started.ampThe Hustle11 hours ago

Hunter Biden: What was he doing in China and Ukraine?

What is the background to the allegations made about China, Ukraine and the Bidens?Yahoo News Australia7 hours ago

Hundreds of Chinese ships massed in South China Sea | Pictures

A view of one set of fishing vessels at Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea, March 23. The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest over a “swarming and …Reuters10 hours ago


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