China in the News: April 9, 2021

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

China is antagonising Taiwan. How will the United States and Australia respond?

The clock is ticking. Taiwan and mainland China are seemingly on a collision course, a flashpoint that could trigger a catastrophic regional or even global …ABC News5 hours ago

US warns China over ‘aggressive’ moves on Philippines, Taiwan

US raises concerns over presence of Chinese vessels near Philippines, entry of Beijing’s jets into Taiwan’s air zone.Al Jazeera English14 hours ago

China’s unofficial ban on Australian products fails to inflict significant damage

The damage from China’s unofficial ban on Australian products has largely been offset as businesses find new overseas markets for their goods. According to a … hours ago

Indonesia turns to China for more vaccines after AstraZeneca delays

Indonesia is in talks with China to secure as many as 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to plug a gap in deliveries after delays in the arrival of AstraZeneca …ABC News8 hours ago

Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

They’re not leaders for life — not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China’s Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia’s Vladimir …9News18 hours ago

Is Australia taking a ‘less combative’ stance with China despite tensions?

China and Australia have had no ministerial-level contact for the past year, but comments from Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggest Canberra could be looking …South China Morning Post4 hours ago

Australia says sovereignty non-negotiable after China`s warning against Xinjiang

Australia’s Trade Minister Dan Tehan said Wednesday that the country’s sovereignty is non-negotiable in response to a warning from China’s ambassador that it …WION17 hours ago

Australian Uighurs condemn China’s ‘insulting’ and ‘bizarre’ press conference about abuses in Xinjiang

Community leaders have blasted the Australian government’s failure to prevent the propaganda presentation at the Chinese ambassador’s residence in …SBS News20 hours ago

Beijing tests US in South China Sea

Anger in The Philippines over Chinas deployment of hundreds of maritime militia ships masquerading as fishing boats, which violates the countrys territorial …The Australian9 hours ago

US adds Chinese supercomputing companies to export blacklist

The US has placed Chinese groups accused of building supercomputers to help the Chinese military on an export blacklist, the first such move by the Biden …Financial Times2 hours ago

China’s Techno-Authoritarianism Has Gone Global

To prevent China’s techno-authoritarianism from gaining traction, the United States must start leading by example.Foreign Affairs Magazine11 hours ago

How China is moving beyond Australia for its iron ore hunger

We take a look at how China has been investing in other nations to meet its hunger fir iron ore and how it may affect the wider iron market.Mining Technology18 hours ago

Taiwan charges alleged spy after outed by Chinese operative who defected to Australia

Taiwan authorities have charged an alleged Chinese spy and his wife after they were identified by a self-confessed Chinese intelligence operative who defected …The Age17 hours ago

China warns of ‘robust response’ if US boycotts Winter Olympics

China, hosts of next year’s Winter Olympics, has warned the United States not to boycott the event as the Biden administration works to rally support to put …Al Jazeera English8 hours ago

China’s bitcoin crackdown contradicts Peter Thiel’s belief that it is a ‘financial weapon’ against U.S.

Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel made waves Tuesday when he suggested that bitcoin could be thought of as “in part a Chinese financial weapon against …MarketWatch8 hours ago

Foreign investors face critical legal test for $82bn in China bonds

The secretive restructuring of a high-profile Chinese group with ties to Beijing has emerged as a critical legal test for foreign investors holding tens of billions of …Financial Times23 hours ago

Twitter Pokes at China With Emoji Supporting #MilkTeaAlliance

(Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. has thrown its support behind the Milk Tea Alliance of democracy movements in Hong Kong, Taiwan and other parts of Asia, defying …Yahoo Finance Australia15 hours ago

U.S. Senate Unveils Strategy to Counter China With New Bill

The Senate’s approach to counter China is taking shape with a bill introduced Thursday directing the U.S. government to adopt a policy of “strategic competition” …Bloomberg3 hours ago

Energy partnership bolsters China–Russia relations

Author: Francesco Sassi, University of Pisa. Russia’s Novatek and China’s Shenergy signed a new gas deal in February 2021, highlighting the primacy of energy …East Asia Forum12 hours ago

China’s bitcoin mining is threatening its climate change targets, study says

China could end up exceeding its emissions reduction targets as a result of carbon-intensive bitcoin mining, according to a study published this week.CNBC13 hours ago

The ocean in China’s 14th Five Year Plan

The FYP has a standalone section on the ocean that for the first time includes the word sustainable in relation to distant-water fishing, and suggests China’s …chinadialogue ocean13 hours ago

Baidu defeats U.S. shareholder lawsuit over China internet law compliance

A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Baidu Inc of defrauding shareholders about its ability to comply with Chinese regulations governing internet …Reuters7 hours ago

China’s response to COVID-19: a chance for collaboration

April 8 marks a year since China’s lifting of the 76-day lockdown in Wuhan—the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak. Since the reopening of Wuhan, efforts to …The Lancet1 hour ago

Is China using COVID aid to increase influence in Sri Lanka?

China has shipped hundreds of thousands of much needed coronavirus vaccine shots to Sri Lanka over the past few months. Observers say it could help …DW (English)9 hours ago

Economist Stephen Roach questions Biden’s decision to keep Trump’s China policies

Yale University’s Stephen Roach noted that U.S. President Joe Biden reversed many other policies enacted by his predecessor.CNBC18 hours ago

China: int’l students’ belongings, valuables still in dormitories

China’s announcement of the relaxing of entry requirements for those vaccinated against Covid-19 – albeit only those who have taken a vaccine produced in …The PIE News12 hours ago

COVID-19 origins-tracing hindered by politics not from China, but US: Chinese FM

The so-called open letter written by 24 researchers from Europe, US, Australia and Japan on a new probe into COVID-19 origins is merely aimed at pressuring …Global Times15 hours ago

China’s new powerful warship puts US to shame at sea

This week, both China and the United States sailed aircraft carriers into troubled waters in the East and South China seas. But quietly tagging along is a new … hours ago

Chile’s border shutdown won’t affect China’s copper imports from Australia: analysts

Chile, the world’s largest copper ore exporter, announced plans to shut its borders for 30 days due to a raging COVID-19 pandemic, causing uncertainty over …Global Times11 hours ago

India Seeks U.S. Help as China-Backed Hacks Threaten Military

India’s top military official says the country plans to seek help from the U.S. and other countries to shore up its defense infrastructure that is vulnerable to …Bloomberg15 hours ago

China thinks it can avoid Middle Eastern traps that caught America

CHINA’S LEADERS are trying to reinvent how great powers operate in the Middle East. They have busied themselves in recent years signing trade deals and …The Economist9 hours ago

US intelligence report predicts heightened space competition between US and China

A new report by ODNI projects that by 2040 China will be the most significant rival to the United States in space, competing on commercial, civil and military …SpaceNews5 hours ago

Beyond Meat opens its first production plant in China

About a year after Beyond Meat debuted in China on Starbucks’s menu, the Californian plant-based protein company opened a production facility near …TechCrunch22 hours ago

How Japan should deal with China’s new coast guard law

The China coast guard law, which makes clear the missions and authority of the China Coast Guard, has been criticized as being in violation of international law, …The Japan Times16 hours agoOpinion

China on a mission to turn ‘junk’ patents into treasure

As part of its drive to achieve technological self-sufficiency, Beijing is overhauling its system of reward for patent filing.South China Morning Post8 hours ago

US rebuffs China over Taiwan intimidation

The US State Department expressed ‘great concern’ Wednesday after the U.S. military warned that China is probably accelerating its timetable for capturing …Economic Times16 hours ago

Boris Johnson desperately needs a more coherent China strategy

Like many of its global counterparts, the United Kingdom is in desperate need of a China strategy.CNN14 hours ago

China sabotages its economic future by escalating tiff with West over forced labor of Uighurs

Beijing puts the crucial Comprehensive Agreement on Investment in peril by sanctioning Europeans who criticize its human-rights record.MarketWatch4 hours ago

Monash University signs deal with Indonesian government as universities diversify from China

Indonesian campus aims to grow within decade to 2000 masters students, 1000 ‘executive education students’ and 100 PhD students annually.The Guardian21 hours ago

So-called anti-China protests in Kazakhstan are malicious hype: Ministry

The so-called anti-China protests in Kazakhstan are in fact malicious hyping by a handful of people, Gao Feng, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Commerce …Global Times14 hours ago

The U.S. has very little to gain by overdemonizing China

Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author, with Jim Steinberg, of “Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in …The Washington Post7 hours agoOpinion

US lawmakers prepare a sweeping effort to counter China

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will meet next week to consider legislation aimed at pushing back against Beijing’s expanding global influence.South China Morning Post1 hour ago

P&G Worked With China Trade Group on Tech to Sidestep Apple Privacy Rules

Procter & Gamble helped develop an advertising technique being tested in China to gather iPhone data for targeted ads, seeking to find a way around Apple’s …The Wall Street Journal3 hours ago

China eyes end to eating wildlife despite no evidence showing COVID-19 comes from wildlife farms in S.China

Forty years after China joined the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the country has made enormous …Global Times10 hours ago

Rising costs placing pressure on China’s employment-critical small firms

Small businesses in China that employ some 200 million people were offered help to insulate themselves from the impact of the coronavirus, but they are now …South China Morning Post15 hours ago

As China’s high pork prices gradually fall, African swine fever fears persist

Wholesale price of pork has fallen for nine straight weeks, approaching the level from August 2019, but remains twice as high as it was in mid-2018 before the …South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Global Funds End Two-Year Buying Spree in China Government Debt

Global funds trimmed holdings of China’s government debt for the first time in two years in March, as their yield premium over Treasuries narrowed and …Bloomberg18 hours ago

China weighs carrots and sticks in push to vaccinate millions

It’s unclear how easy it will be to opt out of having the jab in the city, which borders Muse in neighbouring Myanmar, where escalating unrest since a February 1 …Economic Times17 hours ago

Global funds trim holdings of China government debt for first time in two years

Foreign investors held 2.04 trillion yuan (US$312 billion) of Chinese government bonds at the end of March, data from ChinaBond showed, 16.5 billion yuan …South China Morning Post17 hours ago

Deterring China: Why the US Navy’s Future Needs to Happen Now

[By Adam Taylor]. Recent remarks by Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Command (INDO-PACOM), highlights one of the most difficult …The Maritime Executive7 hours agoOpinion

China’s Shandong aircraft carrier ready for high seas test, insider says

CCTV video of life aboard massive vessel and glimpse at its technologies suggests it is ready for the next stage of its development, source close to navy says.South China Morning Post9 hours ago

Are the US and China entering a Cold War?

The US president has promised that, after four years of retreat from the global stage, “America is back”. Over the past few years, China has continued to expand …Financial Times20 hours ago

Australia trade minister tells China sovereignty non-negotiable

Ties between Australia and China have deteriorated since last April.. Read more at Straits Times22 hours ago

China’s January-February bitumen imports slip

China’s bitumen imports dropped by 16.5pc on the year to 557258t in January-February, pressured by a fall in shipments from major suppliers South Korea and …Argus Media14 hours ago

As China’s stockmarket corrects, regulators try doing less

THE JOB of China’s top securities cop is a precarious one. Its fortunes are closely linked with the vagaries of the country’s stockmarket. A crash can mean the …The Economist9 hours ago

From Celtic to China: the Irishman taking soccer to new places

The daily ‘nap’ at lunch time in China is a great idea, says the Irish soccer coach.The Irish Times15 hours ago

China begins construction of its fifth rocket launch site

A port city in eastern China has launched an ambitious plan to build the country’s fifth rocket launch site, under a longer-term goal to ramp up space …Reuters20 hours ago

US bolsters South China Sea presence, sending amphibious assault ship

Ship’s visit highlights US obligation towards the Philippines, analyst says, and follows China and the US sailing aircraft carriers into the contested waters.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

China seen taking cautious approach to global minimum corporate tax

Analysts say China’s strained relationship with the United States could also come into play in international negotiations on a global tax deal that analysts say …South China Morning Post11 hours ago

China says UK sheltering ‘wanted criminals’ after HK asylum ruling

China on Thursday accused the UK of sheltering “wanted criminals” after prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law said he had been …CNA15 hours ago

The Latest: 11 New COVID-19 Cases in China’s Lone Outbreak

BEIJING — Chinese officials say 11 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a southwestern city bordering Myanmar that is the scene of China’s …U.S. News & World Report22 hours ago

Wang penalty gives China advantage over South Korea in Olympic playoff

REUTERS: A second-half penalty by Wang Shuang secured China a 2-1 victory over South Korea on Thursday in the first leg of their playoff for a …CNA15 hours ago

Ford’s China Sales Surge 73% as Restructuring Plan Takes Hold

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said today that it sold nearly 154,000 vehicles in China in the first quarter, up 73% from a year ago, as the company continued to …Motley Fool9 hours ago

China’s capital envisages 10,000 fuel cell vehicles by 2025

The city of Beijing aims to have over 10000 fuel cell vehicles on the road and build 74 hydrogen filling stations by 2025, as the Chinese capital maps out an …Reuters13 hours ago

China’s Bid to Ramp Up Vaccinations Hindered by Supply Shortages

China’s ambitious effort to vaccinate 560 million people — 40% of its population — by the end of June is running into a supply shortage, forcing health authorities …Bloomberg3 hours ago

The plight of China’s “left-behind” children

EVERY SPRING, the Qingming festival brings families together for displays of respect and sorrow at the burial sites of their deceased relatives. Some travel a …The Economist9 hours ago

Iron ore price rally stalls as China steel pulls back – MINING.COM

Iron ore prices fell on Thursday as China’s steel futures inched lower, retreating from record highs touched in the previous session. Benchmark 62% Fe fines …MINING.com8 hours ago

Meet the AlphaDog: Chinese company develops robo-dogs | Daily Sabah

A Chinese tech company came out with a new product this year – one that’s fast, obeys commands and doesn’t leave unpleasant surprises on the floor. Meet the …Daily Sabah19 hours ago

Corn feed substitution by wheat likely to continue in China in 2021

China is expected to continue substituting corn with wheat in 2021 as high corn prices keep pushing local millers to secure a cheaper feed alternative amid …S&P Global14 hours ago

China Revives $3 Billion Sale of Rescued Insurer Dajia

(Bloomberg) — China is reviving a sale of Dajia Insurance Group Co., the company that took over most of the operations of troubled Anbang Insurance Group Co.BloombergQuint15 hours ago

China has more billionaires than ever: Forbes

Not only does China have more billionaires than ever, its richest have bigger fortunes … Chinese billionaires now account for nearly a fifth of the total wealth of …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide14 hours ago

Why overhyped US$400 billion deal changes little for China, Iran or Middle East

China’s reliance on Iran for energy has declined, and it is unlikely China will endanger relations with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries in favour of Iran …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post7 hours agoOpinion

China is emerging as winner amid global COVID vaccine shortage

Coronavirus numbers in India and the world aren’t looking good. More than 126 thousand infections have been recorded in India in last 24 hours. Worldover …WION7 hours ago

China takes lead in race to launch digital currencies thanks to broad mobile coverage, early innovations

The global race to launch digital currencies is fiercer as central banks from more countries explore how to use the money of the future. In the competition, China …Global Times12 hours ago

China-US Cyber-Nuclear C3 Stability

George Perkovich, Ariel (Eli) Levite, Lyu Jinghua, Lu Chuanying, Li Bin, Fan Yang, Xu Manshu. April 08, 2021; Paper. Source: Getty. Summary: Cyber threats to …Carnegie Endowment for International Peace11 hours ago

US and China driving global Covid recovery – leading macroeconomic influencers

Economists believe that stimulus spending in advanced economies and the accelerated pace of Covid-19 vaccinations will help the world economy to grow …Pharmaceutical Technology17 hours ago

China Data Center Market Report 2021: Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts 2020-2026 –

The “China Data Center Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” report has been added to’s offering …Yahoo Finance10 hours ago

China’s economic recovery pushes coal mines to increase yield

China’s fast economic rebound from coronavirus has driven up electricity demand, leading to higher consumption of coal which is seeing rising prices, an energy …Global Times12 hours ago

India, China to hold 11th round of Corps Commander talks on Friday

The talks, to be held at Chushul, will take forward the next phase of disengagement in Eastern Ladakh.The Hindu12 hours ago

Australian exporters ‘look elsewhere’ amid China’s trade disruptions

The Australian government will back exporters in pursuing trade relationships in new markets amid ongoing tensions with China. China has banned imports on …2GB18 hours ago

China bans several border activities in Tibet

China has announced bans on 15 border activities in Tibet to ‘strengthen the border control’ and maintain the security and stability in the border areas.Mint36 minutes ago

Taiwan responds to increasing China threat

China has been stepping up its military presence around Taiwan, which it claims sovereignty over. Taiwan’s Foreign Minister responded with a warning that the …CNN 17 hours ago

China pushes for green packaging in express delivery

A staff member of delivery *service* loads a truck with goods at Haitou Town in Lianyungang, east China’s Jiangsu Province, June 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] hours ago

How an election in Greenland could affect China — and the rare-earth minerals in your cellphone

Sitting on vast, untapped reserves of uranium and rare-earth minerals, Greenland holds the keys to massive wealth. But many Greenlanders have grave doubts …The Washington Post6 hours ago

India, China to hold next round of military talks for disengagement

While complete disengagement has taken place on both sides of the Pangong Tso, areas of friction still remain along the LAC, with no forward movement for …Economic Times8 hours ago

Advantage China after first leg of Tokyo 2020 playoff with South Korea

Wang Shuang scored the winner as China beat South Korea 2-1 in the first leg of their playoff for a place in the women’s football tournament at the Tokyo 2020 …Insidethegames.biz13 hours ago

Masquerading, deadly snake discovered and named after shape-shifting Chinese goddess

Scientists in China have discovered a new species of deadly snake and have named it after a shape-shifting snake goddess from Chinese mythology.Livescience.com10 hours ago

Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia Face Fresh Delays

Indonesia’s government should tread cautiously when green-lighting large-scale Chinese infrastructure projects.The Diplomat11 hours ago

China’s economic headache: setting targets for quality development

As Beijing aims for quality growth, it makes sense to dilute or even ditch GDP targets, but this is difficult in practice. Central planners also need to prune the …South China Morning Post23 hours agoOpinion

Viewpoint: Chinese scientists caught in a cycle of mistrust with the world

Chinese scientists feel “sandwiched” between their government’s nationalist propaganda and an outside world that treats them with intensifying suspicion and …Science Business10 hours ago

China’s rapidly developed short videos spell disaster for internet intellectual property

Every day after work, the most enjoyable thing for Beijinger Liu Jianran is to become a couch potato and watch some clips about the latest hit Chinese dramas …Global Times15 hours ago

Taiwan threatens to shoot down Chinese drones amid mounting US-China conflict

Encouraged by the US, Taiwanese officials are escalating their war rhetoric as provocative US military exercises in the region threaten to precipitate a clash with …WSWS18 hours ago

Breakingviews – Capital Calls – China small business credit poses property puzzle

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – CONFIDENCE TRICK. So far Beijing appears to be losing its struggle to keep stimulus money out of real estate …Reuters13 hours ago

A Glimpse into China’s Burgeoning Edge Cloud Market – PRNewswire

PRNewswire/ — A report by EqualOcean on China’s burgeoning edge cloud market: According to CNNIC, a national IT think tank, China had more than 989 …PRNewswire13 hours ago

Opinion: How Can China Cut Its Emissions From 10 Billion Tons to Zero

China is in the zero carbon race with macro changes and broad sector impact. President Xi Jinping’s high-profile pledges to achieve net-zero carbon emissions …Caixin Global8 hours agoOpinion

A good lesson that Hollywood must learn from Chinese audience

Hollywood is getting more confident in the recovery of the US film market after Warner Bros’ monster mash Godzilla vs. Kong scored huge box office returns in …Global Times10 hours ago

China Cosmetics Market Insights & Forecast Report 2021-2025 Featuring LVMH, L’Oreal, The Estee Lauder Companies, Shiseido, Amorepacific and Proya Cosmetics –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “China Cosmetics Market (By Product Type and Distribution Channel): Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 …Business Wire15 hours ago

China is increasingly the outlier in building new coal-fired power

As coal-fired power retreats across most of the globe, China is emerging as the last major stronghold of the polluting fuel and the biggest obstacle to meeting …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide18 hours ago

Can China, US repeat ‘Ping-Pong Diplomacy’?

Editor’s Note: The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of “Ping-Pong Diplomacy.” On April 10, 1971, after participating in the World Table Tennis …Global Times13 hours ago

Press freedom in Macau’s gambling hub under spotlight as China ramps up scrutiny

FILE PHOTO: A man wears a mask as he walks in front of the closed Grand Lisboa casino, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Macau, …CNA23 hours ago

Dams along Mekong by China threatening farmers and fish in Southeast Asia: Report

Rapid construction of dams over the Mekong by China is causing problems for fish stock and farms in the country’s downriver.Times Now7 hours ago


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