China in the News: April 12, 2021

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Chinese coronavirus vaccines have low effectiveness, country’s top disease control official says

In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government …9News7 hours ago

Top Beijing official admits efficacy of China’s Covid vaccines is low

Head of country’s disease control centre says vaccines ‘don’t have very high protection rates’The Guardian7 hours ago

Chinese-Australians ‘under-represented in public service’

Ministers missing out on valuable advice amid tense relationship with Beijing, policy paper warns.The Guardian8 hours ago

Biden Secretary Of State Condemns China’s ‘Acts Of Genocide’ Against Muslim Uyghurs

Secretary of State Antony Blinken staunchly rebuked China on Sunday for acts of genocide against Muslim Uyghurs in its Xinjiang region, saying the United …Forbes9 hours ago

Secretary of state Blinken hits out at China over Taiwan and Covid

Secretary of state says moves by Beijing ‘of real concern to us’ but China has blamed US for tensions.The Guardian7 hours ago

‘Nowhere to run’: China building invasion force to ‘isolate’ Taiwan from United States help

Combat aircraft incursions to the west. An aircraft carrier battle group to the east. Beijing is striving to prove it can isolate Taiwan from “foreign intervention” – and …NEWS.com.au20 hours ago

EU accuses Russia and China of blocking united response to Myanmar military coup

The European Union’s top diplomat says Russia and China are hampering a united international response to Myanmar’s military coup and that the EU could …ABC News6 hours ago

Fallen idol: Record $3.6b fine the latest blow dealt to Jack Ma

Once seemingly untouchable, Alibaba founder Jack Ma has endured a tumultuous run that saw his e-commerce giant hit with a record fine, resolving one key …Sydney Morning Herald1 hour ago

Vietnam ready for combat in South China Sea as naval ships swarm region

China’s muscling in with missile boats. The Philippines is sending over aircraft. But another player is deploying its military to stake a claim on the South China …NEWS.com.au15 hours ago

Coronavirus latest: Australia abandons vaccination schedule over AstraZeneca chaos

A healthcare worker displays an empty syringe after administering a dose of the Sinovac vaccine in Duque de Caxias, a city in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro …Financial Times10 minutes ago

PLA carrier enters S.China Sea after American flattop exercise amid Taiwan tensions

After holding exercises in waters east of the island of Taiwan for about a week, the Liaoning aircraft carrier task group of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army …Global Times11 hours ago

As CCP China turns Nazi Germany, what of the Olympics?

There have not been many who have dared make the comparison between CCP China and Nazi Germany. Both are fascist states governed economically by …MacroBusiness3 hours ago

Alibaba’s rivals on alert after China’s regulators hand out record fine

China’s technology giants are expecting increased scrutiny and penalties after Alibaba’s record $2.8bn fine on Saturday for antitrust violations. Employees at …Financial Times12 hours ago

China v Russia v America: is 2021 the year Orwell’s 1984 comes true?

With Putin and Xi moving into an ever closer alliance, Joe Biden’s untested US administration may be pushed to the brink.The Guardian10 hours agoOpinion

Biden Team Eyes Potential Threat From China’s Digital Yuan Plans

The Biden administration is stepping up scrutiny of China’s plans for a digital yuan, with some officials concerned the move could kick off a long-term bid to …Bloomberg1 hour ago

Top U.S. diplomat criticizes China, says ‘need to get to the bottom’ of COVID-19 origin

China’s failure to provide access to global health experts made the COVID-19 pandemic worse than it had to be, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on …Reuters6 hours ago

China launches hotline for netizens to report ‘illegal’ history comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s cyber regulator has launched a hotline to report online comments that defame the ruling Communist Party and its history, vowing to …Reuters16 hours ago

China’s Shadow Hangs Over Private Preparations for Johnson’s G-7

When the diplomatic emissaries of the Group of Seven nations met virtually late last month to prepare the ground for the leaders summit in June, one problem …Bloomberg1 hour ago

China’s plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India

China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges—the world’s largest power station—stoking fears …Phys.org9 hours ago

China-US tech war ‘in crucial decade’ as developing nations pick sides

Wider access to internet may reshape networks by 2030, think tank says, as China, competing for the spoils with the US, builds its ‘digital silk road’.South China Morning Post22 hours ago

Op-ed: Biden is securing America’s place in the world and challenging China with his bold domestic agenda

Though Biden has suffered a great deal of misfortune in his life, both personal and political, the stars have been aligned since his election.CNBC5 hours agoOpinion

No joint statement from latest China-India military talks indicates challenges in full disengagement: experts

Nearly two months after the last round of corps commander-level talks, the Chinese and Indian militaries held the 11th round of the meeting on Friday, with the …Global Times21 hours ago

Flattered to Be on China’s Sanctions List

The Chinese Communist Party recently imposed sanctions against us for our work on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. It’s part of a …The Wall Street Journal5 hours ago

China marks ping pong diplomacy 50 years on with call to cooperate

Ambassador to Washington Cui Tiankai says the two countries should revive the spirit of mutual respect that categorised the 1971 exchange.South China Morning Post11 hours ago

Reported water cut to Chinese embassy ‘rumor’ to sow discord between Beijing, Ankara

It is not true that Turkey cut water supply to the Chinese Embassy in Ankara amid bickering over Xinjiang-related issues, the Global Times learned, in contrast to …Global Times13 hours ago

China aims to establish itself as a cultural power: China Publishing Group

China’s nationwide reading campaign is proving successful and the country’s sales channels for books are undergoing reform amid the global COVID-19 …Global Times16 hours ago

China’s central bank should be more like the Fed, top researcher says

The rapid rise of local government borrowing is the biggest systemic risk in China today, CASS researcher Zhang Bin says.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Why in US eyes, China’s maritime ambition can only be a threat

America’s own journey to power colours its perception of Chinese intention. What to Beijing is a defensive response to historical lessons is seen as a threat to …South China Morning Post9 hours agoOpinion

How table tennis changed US-China relations, 50 years on

SHANGHAI: It was 50 years ago but Zhang Xielin still remembers vividly how a shaggy-haired American table tennis player stepped onto the Chinese …CNA20 hours ago

US navy sends China the message: ‘we’re watching you’

A photo of the captain of the USS Mustin taken while shadowing the PLA warships has been described as a form of ‘cognitive warfare’.South China Morning Post12 hours ago

Chinese tech start-ups pull IPO plans as Beijing tightens scrutiny

HONG KONG: A growing number of Chinese tech start-ups are cancelling plans to list on Nasdaq-style markets at home with some eyeing Hong Kong …CNA53 minutes ago

US may replace Ukraine as China’s top source of corn in 2021: experts

The US will likely surpass Ukraine as China’s top source of corn this year for the first time since 2015, as China’s corn imports from the US continue to grow amid …Global Times13 hours ago

How The U.S. Could Benefit From Australia’s Trade Spat With China

Australia’s trade spat with China may present the United States with a key opportunity to take advantage of China’s insatiable demand for coal.OilPrice.com9 hours ago

China’s COVID vaccine has low effectiveness, official says

In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government …WABC-TV12 hours ago

Montenegro calls for EU help over $1bn Chinese highway loan

Montenegro has asked the EU for assistance with paying off a $1bn Chinese loan for an incomplete highway project that has imperilled the finances of the small …Financial Times13 hours ago

Musk congratulates China’s NIO for producing 100,000 NEVs

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk sent his plaudits to Chinese NEV manufacturer NIO which saw its 100000th car come out of assembly line. Commenting on his Twitter …Global Times20 hours ago

Week ahead: UK GDP, US retail sales, Eurozone inflation, China trade data

It is a busy week filled with a slew of economic indicators as England gears up to enter the second stage of the roadmap out of lockdown with the reopening of …Yahoo Finance Australia17 hours ago

Yes, manufacturing really is leaving China – and authorities are scrambling to slow down the exodus

China is experiencing an exodus of foreign firms despite surveys and published opinions from commerce lobby groups and business consultants in the country …ArabianBusiness.com13 hours ago

China administers 164.47 million COVID-19 vaccinations as of April 10 – The Jakarta Post

This represents around 24.5 million doses in the past six days, as the countrys vaccine rollout continues to accelerate.Jakarta Post15 hours ago

China asks Wolf Warriors to find wisdom in Communist Party history

Wolf Warriors are digging in against criticism from the West but even some government insiders question the value of hard-line diplomacy.South China Morning Post16 hours ago

CATL takes stake in China Moly cobalt mine for $137.5 million

Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) said on Sunday its subsidiary would take a stake in China Molybdenum Co’s Kisanfu …Reuters15 hours ago

China and the West are having two different conversations

The Western mythos, a story of eventual progression to that ultimate triumph of liberal democracy and universal human rights, is dead.The Canberra Times7 hours ago

Chinese embassy in Sweden hits back as politicians demand ambassador ‘be sent home’

The Chinese embassy in Sweden on Sunday hit back at Swedish politicians from the country’s opposition parties after they demanded that China’s ambassador …Global Times11 hours ago

China official admits vaccines need boost

In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the govern…The Canberra Times1 hour ago

US-Philippines officials discuss concerns over China’s ships

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday discussed with his Philippine counterpart China’s recent positioning …The Associated Press22 hours ago

Britain’s Revolut begins risky expansion into China

Revolut’s boss Nikolay Storonsky has admitted that China is a competitive and expensive market for challenger banks.Telegraph.co.uk21 hours ago

China, Russia hinder Myanmar response: EU

Russia and China are hampering a united international response to Myanmar’s military coup, the European Union’s top diplomat says. “It comes as no surprise …The Canberra Times5 hours ago

In Shadian, China, Massacre Memories Shadow New Crackdown on Islam

SHADIAN, China—“Assalamu alaikum,” Ma Zhijun greeted me in Arabic, extending me peace and a broad toothy smile. We were strangers eyeing the same …Foreign Policy4 hours ago

How Asia came to dominate chipmaking and what the U.S. wants to do about it

A global semiconductor shortage and tensions with China have bolstered U.S. scrutiny of the supply chain and created a drive to regain leadership.CNBC2 hours ago

How we manage China is the difference between wealth and wrath

A real war is a possibility in the Indo-Pacific in the next decade, and it’s in everyone’s interest – especially Australia’s – to steer clear of it. Christopher Pyne.The Advertiser20 hours agoOpinion

Human Rights Watch Submits Review on China – BORGEN

In January 2021, Human Rights Watch (HRW) submitted a review on China to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).Borgen Project11 hours ago

US increases pressure on China through new strategic competition policy

Fuelling the worsening relationship between the US and China, the US Senate’s new policy will have a “profound effect” on the Chinese entities. The Strategic …WION19 hours ago

Five new species of wild animals discovered in SW China’s Tibet Autonomous Region

Five new animal species of wild animals have been discovered in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, sparking the excitement of Chinese netizens …Global Times14 hours ago

U.S. Faces Uphill Climb to Rival China’s Rare-Earth Magnet Industry

Businesses and governments across the West are gearing up to counter China’s dominance in a key component of modern technology: the magnet.The Wall Street Journal16 hours ago

Sen. Marsha Blackburn: China is part of ‘new axis of evil’

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn joined ‘Fox News Live’ Sunday to discuss foreign affairs, and how President Biden should respond to China’s threats of …Fox News7 hours ago

Kerry said to plan visit to China

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is expected to travel to China this week in an attempt to establish climate change as an area of closer collaboration amid …Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette16 hours ago

Most Asia-Pacific Stock Markets Finish Lower as China PPI Rises More than Expected

The major Asia-Pacific stock indexes settled mostly lower on Friday despite a strong performance by U.S. stocks. The selling pressure was fueled as official data …Yahoo Finance19 hours ago

Amid uncertainties of global COVID-19 fight, China should hold strong: Global Times editorial

China has no intent to harm any country, but it has to guard against vicious motives. We must remain proactive in the next phase of the global fight against the …Global Times14 hours ago

China’s top health authority urges halt to compulsory vaccination, stresses voluntary, free inoculation

China’s top health authorities on Sunday urged local authorities to halt mandatory vaccination orders as some cities were reportedly found to adopt compulsory …Global Times10 hours ago

Wu Zetian: from lowly concubine to supreme Empress of China

Often depicted as an incompetent tyrant, recent historical discoveries now suggest that her reign was prosperous and her legacy was unfairly tainted.Free Malaysia Today3 hours ago

Photo exhibition commemorates China’s poverty alleviation efforts

China’s victory over poverty is a story that needs to be remembered forever and the stories of the millions of people who took part in the country’s poverty …Global Times16 hours ago

China’s Tencent to open new data centers in Asia to fuel expansion

HONG KONG — Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings is raising the stakes in the race against global companies for the burgeoning cloud servic.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Philippines receives more Sinovac vaccines purchased from China – Xinhua | English.news.cn

MANILA, April 11 (Xinhua) — The Philippines on Sunday received the second batch of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac vaccines purchased from China.Xinhua13 hours ago

USD/CNH Forecast: Yuan Loans Data May Show China’s Appetite for Stimulus

The Chinese Yuan and Asia-Pacific equity markets may move on incoming March new loans data. Meanwhile, traders will be eyeing an interview with US Fed …DailyFX3 hours ago

China attempting to frame innocent Hong Kong activist as a ‘dangerous criminal’

The Chinese government is trying to “make an example” of imprisoned Hong Kong activist Andy Li after he was arrested trying to flee to Taiwan, says friend and …Sky News Australia17 hours ago

China expects to produce 3 billion vaccine does by end of year

China aims to inoculate 40 per cent of its population by the end of June, but is scrambling to produce enough vaccines.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

China’s endeavor to reduce carbon emission – SHINE News

China’s huge new energy vehicle market has drawn much attention of foreign investors amid the country’s continuous efforts to reduce carbon emissions.SHINE10 hours ago

Chinese consumers still buying Australian, says Aumake

Chinese consumers are still interested in buying Australian-made goods, particularly if they can be promoted through influencers and cutting-edge social media …The Australian17 hours ago

Couple worry about 6-year-old son, who was stuck in China over lockdown due to border restrictions

A year ago 11,000 kilometres separated Shu Lu​ and Alex Feng​ from their 5-year-old son, Rhys​, who couldn’t leave China during lockdown due to border …Stuff.co.nz9 hours ago

Chinese pigeon breeders have pea appetite

Dun or kaspa types peas, which is a brown type, are popular with Chinese buyers.Farm Weekly4 hours ago

China-Bhutan Boundary Talks Bound To Upset India — Chinese Analysts

China & Bhutan will “continue to maintain peace and stability” on their border, but analysts claim that this new pact will “upset” India.EurAsian Times23 hours ago

What US Warship’s Lakshadweep Sail Means for India & China

The US action in sailing the destroyer John Paul Jones past the Lakshdweep islands has got India’s normally hawkish strategic commentariat in a tizzy. But what …The Quint20 hours agoOpinion

TOWOdesign unveils an experience hall for passive house in china

TOWOdesign has created an exhibition hall in china, allowing people to deeply understand the relationship between cave dwellings and passive houses from …Designboom16 hours ago

China’s factories automate as worker shortage looms

Factories in China are turning to technology to tackle a pending labor shortage. Per official figures, the country’s working age population has shrunk by more …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide12 hours ago

UPDATE 1-Blinken warns of China’s ‘increasingly aggressive actions’ against Taiwan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday the United States is concerned about China’s aggressive actions against Taiwan and warned it would be …Yahoo12 hours ago

135-meter-long painting depicting China’s Grand Canal debuts in Beijing

Share. QR. Copied. A scroll painting depicting the 2,500-year history of China’s Grand Canal debuted at the National Museum of China on April 10, 2021.CGTN18 hours ago

China factory data sparks global inflation concern

China’s factory prices hit a more than two-year high last month, data showed yesterday, highlighting the country’s strong recovery but feeding concerns that it …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide8 hours ago

Grading the Biden Administration’s Approach on China So Far

(Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan/Handout via Reuters) It’s a mixed bag: more positives than expected, but some worrying signs, especially …National Review15 hours ago

China’s toy exports hit $33.5b in 2020 – Chinadaily.com.cn

China, the world’s biggest toy exporter, saw its toy exports continue to grow in 2020 despite the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic.Chinadaily USA19 hours ago

China’s economy not facing K-shaped rebound from virus crisis: former CSRC chief

China is not facing a two-pronged economic rebound or the K-shaped rebound from the Covid-19 crisis, but the economy is on an overall upward trend, said …Global Times20 hours ago

An engineering marvel – China builds green rail linking Laos

Enveloped in a virgin forest of southwest China, a 5800m-long tunnel has been drilled as part of the China-Laos railway while minimizing the impact on the …The Star Online18 hours ago

Tibetans have no freedom in China, says Sangay amid parliament-in-exile election

DHARAMSHALA : Amid the general election for the Dharamshala-based parliament-in-exile, Central Tibetan Administration, its president Lobsang Sangay on …Mint1 hour ago

China A shares can help diversify your global equity risk

China A shares – stocks listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, offer global investors a vast array of opportunities in China’s fast growing “new economy” …The Edge Markets MY10 hours ago

Joe Biden warned of looming conflict with China – ‘Implications for billions of people’

JOE BIDEN must prepare for a looming long-term cold war with China which will have implications for billions of people around the world, a leading foreign …Daily Express19 hours ago

Live: A look at China’s southernmost spacecraft launch center

Share. QR. Copied. As the Tides of Change crew continue their journey in Hainan, the explorers will stop by the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center. It is China’s …CGTN14 hours ago

Letters: Trump got it right about China

A Richmond News reader thinks that former U.S. president Donald Trump was correct in his assertions about China and the roots of COVID-19.Richmond News6 hours agoOpinion

Brunei-China trade grows by over 70 % in 2020, says China ambassador

Brunei and China saw their bilateral trade volume rise 72.5 percent last year, ranking top among China’s ASEAN partners, Chinese Ambassador to Brunei Yu …The Star Online18 hours ago

Asia’s positive stock outlook is clouded by Chinese selloff

Higher yields are also raising the odds of a stronger dollar — a traditional negative for emerging Asia investors — just when the worst rout in years in China, the …Economic Times22 hours ago

China’s garment industry sees further recovery in first two months

China’s garment industry reported continued recovery in the first two months of the year, official d.SHINE20 hours ago

Top 10 World News: Austin in Israel, EU criticises China, and more

As the talks to salvage 2015 nuclear deal with Iran went on, US Secretary of State Lloyd Austin visited Israel on Sunday. Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu had …WION11 hours ago

SW China’s Ruili to launch third-round citywide nucleic acid testing

Share. QR. Copied. A boy has his COVID-19 nucleic acid test samples taken at Munao community, Ruili City, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 6, 2021.CGTN21 hours ago

World War 3 warning as Europe ‘risks becoming battlefield for China and US’

WORLD WAR 3 warnings were sounded after a China expert claimed that Europe risks becoming the new ‘battlefield for China and the US’, as Beijing pushes …Daily Express20 hours ago

Nike’s swoosh stands strong in Chinese sport as athletes count cost

Logos are being covered up as Xinjiang cotton row backlash continues but not where it actually matters – on the pitch.South China Morning Post18 hours ago

Rescue underway after coal mine flooding in NW China’s Xinjiang

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 00:30. Twenty-one people remain trapped and eight others have been rescued …CGTN16 hours ago

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