China in the News: April 11, 2021

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

Chinese government fines Alibaba $3.7 billion for anti-competitive behaviour

Chinese regulators hit the Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, with a penalty equivalent to 4 per cent of its total 2019 revenue for …ABC News8 hours ago

Alibaba fined $3.66 billion on monopoly charge in China

The Chinese Communist Party is cracking down on the country’s biggest e-commerce company, warning it not to stifle competition.Sydney Morning Herald20 hours ago

China tries to wear down its neighbors with pressure tactics

WASHINGTON — China is trying to wear down its neighbors with relentless pressure tactics designed to push its territorial claims, employing military aircraft, …NBC News13 hours ago

US loosens restrictions on Taiwan contacts in defiance of China

Changes will allow US officials to invite Taiwan officials into government buildings in DC and enter Taiwan mission.Al Jazeera English13 hours ago

North Korea’s economy is recentralised and China-reliant

International sanctions and the protracted COVID-19 crisis have led Kim Jong-un to embrace a return to a heavily planned economy.East Asia Forum11 hours ago

Wrestling with free speech, racism and China on university campuses

A recent edition of the University of Sydney’s student newspaper Honi Soit included articles that no one could mistake for conservative. There was a “queer, …Sydney Morning Herald9 hours ago

China Is Totalitarian. Why Is That So Hard to Say?

This year, H&M disappeared from China’s internet. Ride hailing, e-commerce, online promotions: The world’s largest fashion retailer simply vanished without a …Foreign Policy13 hours agoOpinion

US-China Pingpong Diplomacy, 50 Years Later

April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of when U.S. table tennis players first visited China in a diplomatic breakthrough. But today, the political winds have shifted …NPR7 hours ago

China Poised to Dominate Digital Currency, Electronic Payments

China has led the world in electronic payments, and its central bank is pushing forward with its digital-currency plan. The U.S. needs to pay attention.Bloomberg9 hours agoOpinion

Arm Battle With China CEO Escalates, Complicating SoftBank Sale

(Bloomberg) — The battle for control of Arm Ltd.’s China business is escalating with new lawsuits aimed at keeping the unit’s controversial chief executive in …Yahoo Finance Australia22 hours ago

Kerry expected to travel to China in first visit by top Biden official

U.S. climate envoy John F. Kerry is expected to travel to China next week in an attempt to carve out climate change as an area of closer collaboration amid …The Washington Post5 hours ago

Being ‘tough on China’ can’t mean harming our own interests

Being “tough on China” is politically popular in Washington these days, and Biden has come out of the gate swinging against Beijing. But “being tough” isn’t a …Redlands Daily Facts7 hours ago

Former Turnbull security adviser auditing academics’ links to China

The universities of Sydney, New South Wales, Monash and Queensland have engaged former journalist and policy adviser John Garnaut to detect foreign …Sydney Morning Herald9 hours ago

Fifty years ago, a hippie, a dental assistant and a 15-year-old helped open China with ping pong

In 1971, a hippie, a dental hygienist and a 15-year-old helped open China with ping pong. Fifty years ago, U.S. ping pong players helped thaw the Cold War.The Washington Post12 hours ago

China’s graft watchdog rebukes ‘mukbang’ binge-eating, drinking videos

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s corruption watchdog has called on online video-sharing platforms to take action against “mukbang” shows, in which people …Reuters11 hours ago

China’s Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign Gets Off to Slow Start

HONG KONG—A year after Covid-19 swept through China, the virus is under control. Now authorities have to motivate a population that feels little urgency to get …The Wall Street Journal4 hours ago

China-Philippines Whitsun Reef dispute could get worse as US chips in

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expresses concern over massing of Chinese vessels at South China Sea reef and reaffirms that a mutual defence treaty …South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Alibaba Hit With Record $2.8 Billion Antitrust Fine in China

China’s antitrust regulator imposed a fine equivalent to $2.8 billion against Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA -2.16% for abusing its dominant position over rivals …The Wall Street Journal17 hours ago

China considers mixing Covid-19 vaccines to offer more protection

Gao Fu, the head of the country’s CDC, says the health authorities are looking at ways to overcome relatively low efficacy rates.South China Morning Post9 hours ago

Disengage from friction points, Army tells China

India and China have been locked in standoff in the Ladakh sector for over 11 months and are currently negotiating a withdrawal of troops and weapons from …Hindustan Times1 hour ago

Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, was fined 18.3 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) by Chinese regulators on Saturday for …Associated Press20 hours ago

China’s Electric-Vehicle Market Gets Crowded as Competitors Jump In

China’s already crowded auto sector is getting more competitive, as Xiaomi and Didi Chuxing jump in, and other players expand their electric and autonomous …Barron’s11 hours ago

Why China is banking on plans for a new Egyptian capital

Egypt, a long-standing US partner, has moved much closer to Beijing since President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi came to power in 2014.South China Morning Post22 hours ago

Aggressive U.S. climate plan puts pressure on China and India

An ambitious pledge to cut greenhouse-gas emissions under consideration by the U.S. gives President Joe Biden more leverage when he hosts leaders for a …The Japan Times19 hours ago

Chinese steel production surges despite curbs in industry heartland

High demand underscores difficulty in curbing emissions while keeping the economy on track.South China Morning Post9 hours ago

Bloomberg New Economy: China Isn’t Playing Games With the Olympics

The Water Cube—the aquatics center for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics—is now the “Ice Cube,” ready to host curling in the 2022 Winter Olympics next …Bloomberg12 hours ago

China Hits Alibaba With Huge $2.78 Billion Fine For Market Abuse: Report

Chinese regulators have hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with a massive 18.2 billion yuan ($2.78 billion) fine over practices deemed to be an abuse of the …NDTV19 hours ago

MNCs worried about Xinjiang spat between China and H&M

Firms are increasingly at risk of getting swept up in diplomatic overtures.. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times14 hours ago

China Turning South China Sea Supply Ships into Mobile Surveillance Bases

China is upgrading two of its civilian South China Sea supply ships with new high-tech surveillance equipment to help the vessels track ships from the United …Radio Free Asia23 hours ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping and the first lady Peng Liyuan sent condolence to Queen Elizabeth II following the death of her husband, Prince Philip

Chinese President Xi Jinping and the first lady Peng Liyuan sent condolence to Queen Elizabeth II following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.Global Times16 hours ago

What to Expect from the Internet in China

If you’re on your way to China or are simply the curious kind, you may want to find out what lies beyond the Great Firewall. While a heavily censored internet …How-To Geek12 hours ago

US-China rivalry: is the pressure on for Asean countries to choose sides?

While Southeast Asian nations have maintained a studied neutrality as Beijing and Washington clash over issues such as the South China Sea, experts say …South China Morning Post14 hours ago

China Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion; Will This Mark The Bottom For BABA Stock, JD.com, Pinduoduo, Tencent?

China imposed a record $2.8 billion antitrust fine vs. Alibaba. Is the bad news priced in to BABA stock, as well as rivals JD.com, Tencent and Pinduoduo?Investor’s Business Daily8 hours ago

Chinese President sends sympathy to queen after Prince Philip’s death

Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan visited Buckingham Palace in 2015 where they had lunch with the Duke of Edinburgh and the British monarch.South China Morning Post9 hours ago

Uyghur scandal chequers Burberry’s relationship with China

The British fashion house admits in its annual report that its reliance on the region makes it very vulnerable.Telegraph.co.uk9 hours ago

US Senate panel`s consideration of China bill now set for April 21

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider sweeping legislation to counter China`s influence on April 21 instead of the planned date of April 14, …WION5 hours ago

Chinese mRNA vaccines ready to hit market ‘by end of year’

Made in China drugs could soon be available using the radical genetic technology pioneered by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.South China Morning Post21 hours ago

China’s privacy problem won’t be solved by data protection laws alone

The draft Personal Information Protection Law will be a welcome tool in the fight against China’s rampant privacy breaches, but a cavalier attitude towards data …South China Morning Post21 hours agoOpinion

A Western alternative to China’s Belt and Road is a great idea – but there’s a catch

Pursuing soft power by putting taxpayers’ cash at risk to help the rest of the world go green is going to be a hard sell to voters.Telegraph.co.uk8 hours ago

Filipino reporters chased by armed Chinese ships in disputed South China Sea

The U.S. and Philippines have expressed concern over China’s decision to mass militia vessels in the South China Sea, as a Filipino civilian ship carrying.The Japan Times19 hours ago

Latest on the COVID-19 pandemic – Chinadaily.com.cn

We provide the latest updates and crucial information on the global COVID-19 pandemic here.Chinadaily USA23 hours ago

Impact of China sanctions ‘limited’: study

The impact of myriad Chinese trade sanctions on Australian goods in the past year has been “quite limited”, with most exporters managing to find other markets, …Seymour Telegraph20 hours ago

US leaders have often best served China’s interests: William Stanton

This is the second part of a two-part commentary. The first part can be found here. Generally speaking, when we talk about People’s Republic of China (PRC) …Taiwan News19 hours agoOpinion

David Bossie: Democrats’ China syndrome – this is why they’re tough on Georgia, soft on communists in Beijing

The American left has a China problem. As the fascist woke mob continues the politics of personal destruction by punishing the state of Georgia over false …Fox News12 hours agoOpinion

China ready to promote comprehensive strategic partnership with Brazil

Share. QR. Copied. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday the pragmatic cooperation between China and Brazil has grown …CGTN12 hours ago

China is paying dearly for its unofficial ban on Australian coal

China is paying a high price for its unofficial ban on coal imports from Australia, with the cost of domestic and alternative foreign supplies rising for both thermal …Business Day17 hours agoOpinion

Chinese customs detains 15 suspected of smuggling baby milk formula

Suspects part of crime syndicates that have illegally imported US$152 million worth of baby milk products over the past two years, state media says.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

The US needs to use its vast cultural resources to crush China in the global influence game

It is time the US government restores America’s tarnished international image and curb the rise of Beijing’s global power.Business Insider11 hours ago

China’s Didi prepares for IPO in US, sources say

BEIJING — Didi Chuxing, China’s top ride-hailing company, is preparing an IPO in the U.S., Nikkei has learned. The IPO is expected to value the compa.Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

China’s robo-dogs: Is the AlphaDog the ulti-mutt pet?

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 01:41. It’s fast, obeys commands and doesn’t leave unpleasant surprises on the …CGTN11 hours ago

China’s border city Ruili to start 3rd round of COVID-19 tests – Xinhua | English.news.cn

KUNMING, April 10 (Xinhua) — The city of Ruili in southwest China’s Yunnan Province is scheduled to start its third round of city-wide nucleic acid testing for …Xinhua7 hours ago

Suga-Biden statement to express concern about human rights in China

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and President Joe Biden will express their deep concern about human rights violations in China in a joint statement to be …Kyodo News Plus11 hours ago

What’s behind China’s EV frenzy?

Share. QR. Copied. Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi announced plans to launch an electric car business with $10 billion investment, March 30, 2020. /CFP.CGTN12 hours ago

Top 10 IPOs by China’s billion-dollar tech start-ups to watch for in 2021, including Megvii, Douyin, Didi Chuxing and ByteDance

Hong Kong’s head of listings Bonnie Chan pointed to another blockbuster year, saying that the world’s favourite market for IPOs in eight of the past 12 years “will …Yahoo Finance13 hours ago

Alibaba fined a record US$2.8 billion by China’s antitrust regulators

E-commerce giant Alibaba was slapped with a record US$2.8 billion by Beijing after a months-long antitrust investigation.South China Morning Post20 hours ago

China reports 14 new COVID-19 cases in mainland vs 21 a day earlier

Mainland China reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on April 9, down from 21 a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Saturday. The National …Yahoo Finance22 hours ago

China Southern Celebrates A Decade Of New Zealand Flights

On Friday, April 9th, China Southern celebrated 10 years of flight *service* between China and New Zealand. The very first regular passenger *service* for the …Simple Flying17 hours ago

Next big US-China battle: Olympics boycott

While most doubted there would be an outright boycott, they noted that a lot can change before the opening ceremony 10 months from now. The diplomats, who …Economic Times4 hours ago

Reverse Trump’s policies toward China: Singaporean scholar

Share. QR. Copied. The Biden administration should formulate a better strategy instead of carrying on with Donald Trump’s policies towards China, according to …CGTN14 hours ago

Sri Lankan currency faces heat following currency swap with China

In the wake of depleting foreign exchange reserves, Sri Lanka rupee is putting pressure on the balance of payments, The Leader reported quoting an eminent …Economic Times14 hours ago

World Insights: Booming China-Africa logistics offers lifeline, economic promise for Africa – Xinhua | English.news.cn

by Xinhua writers Cao Kai, Zhang Yisheng and Ding Le. BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia’s national flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines has recently transported a …Xinhua18 hours ago

China Fines Alibaba Record $2.8 Billion After Monopoly Probe

(Bloomberg) — China slapped a record $2.8 billion fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. after an anti-monopoly probe found it abused its market dominance, as …BloombergQuint18 hours ago

Qilou Old Town serves as reminder of China’s connection with Southeast Asia

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 03:00. China’s southern island province of Hainan is home to a special kind of …CGTN13 hours ago

China’s first lawsuit on facial recognition made verdict

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 03:13. A court in China on Friday directed park management to delete a …CGTN13 hours ago

How China and the U.S. can get along in the coming years

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 04:14. “The ping heard round the world,” read the headline of an April 1971 …CGTN10 hours ago

Peter Thiel’s China Bitcoin Threat Narrative

The PayPal and Palantir co-founder raised eyebrows when he warned that China could use Bitcoin as a “financial weapon.” But what was he really saying?Decrypt10 hours ago

Turkish Court Rejects China’s Request to Extradite Uyghur Religious Teacher

A court in the Turkey has rejected a request by Beijing to extradite Uyghur religious teacher Abduqadir Yapchan to China to face “terrorism” charges, his lawyer …Radio Free Asia23 hours ago

China’s Yunnan reports one new imported COVID-19 case – Xinhua | English.news.cn

KUNMING, April 10 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Yunnan Province reported one imported COVID-19 case on Friday, the provincial health commission said …Xinhua22 hours ago

INSTANT VIEW-China’s Alibaba hit with record $2.75 bln antitrust fine

Chinese regulators said on Saturday they have fined Alibaba Group Holding Ltd a domestic record $2.75 billion for antitrust violations, amid an unprecedented …Reuters19 hours ago

Pakistan, China vow to jointly work for peace

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have agreed to jointly safeguard peace and stability of the world, especially Asia. An understanding to this effect was reached …DAWN.com21 hours ago

How growing conflict with China could impact UK nuclear power

The idea that trade and politics are distinct has always been false. Commerce and state-to-state relationships are intertwined. Sanctions and breaks in …Prospect Magazine7 hours ago

Former SA journalist recounts her COVID-19 experience leaving in China

As global efforts to ramp up vaccination programmes around the world continue, China has been steadily making progress. Over 100-million vaccine doses …SABC News4 hours ago

Russia’s foray into Myanmar may be welcomed by China

Russia’s prominent and unconditional support for the current rulers in Naypyitaw has startled many international observers. Read more at straitstimes.com.The Straits Times16 hours ago

Feature: Producers of Greece’s Kalamata olives seek to conquer China as next big market – Xinhua | English.news.cn

KALAMATA, April 10 (Xinhua) — Known as the “black queen” of all Greek olives, the Kalamata, grown in the sun-kissed olive groves around Messinia in the …Xinhua11 hours ago

BizBeat Ep. 96: America, please stop your unreasonable accusations against China

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 03:24. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo this week described China’s …CGTN21 hours ago

India, China may slip into conflict that neither wants: US report

In a ‘Global Trends report produced every four years, it carried a similar warning for India and Pakistan, saying, “India and Pakistan may stumble into a …Economic Times6 hours ago

China’s Sinopharm, Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines in final stages of evaluation: WHO

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 00:28. China’s Sinopharm, Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines are in the final stages of …CGTN17 hours ago

Landslide destroys homes in southwest China – SHINE News

Houses were destroyed by a landslide in Zhenxiong County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Satur.SHINE9 hours ago

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