China in the News: April 13, 2021

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

Former defence minister Christopher Pyne warns of potential war with China in the Indo-Pacific region

The chances of a war in the Indo-Pacific region involving China are rising sharply, according to former defence minister Christopher Pyne, who warns Taiwan is …ABC News13 hours ago

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns of China’s ‘increasingly aggressive actions’ against Taiwan

The US Secretary of State says it would be a “serious mistake” for anyone to try to change the status quo in the Western Pacific by force, while discussing …ABC News20 hours ago

Blinken launches two-pronged attack on Beijing

The US has warned China against encroaching on Taiwans independence and scolded Beijing for withholding information about the coronavirus early last year, …The Australian18 hours ago

China tightens its grip as it orders overhaul of Jack Ma’s Ant Group

Chinese regulators have ordered Ant Group, a financial affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, to become a financial holding company to ease …Sydney Morning Herald6 hours ago

US intervenes in Philippines, China dispute over ‘fishing vessels’ in South China Sea

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has discussed with his Philippine counterpart China’s recent positioning of “militia vessels” near the Philippines in the South …9News23 hours ago

China trade sanctions ‘failing to cripple Australian economy’

While Chinese trade sanctions have cost Australian exporters millions of dollars, the impact on businesses …9News1 hour ago

China’s message to America: We’re an equal now

President Xi is confronting the Biden administration with a new world view, that Beijing’s decades of not challenging the U.S. as global leader are over.Livemint8 hours ago

Largest Chinese breach of Taiwan air zone in a year after US warning

China sends 25 military jets a day after US secretary of state’s comments about Beijing’s aggression.The Guardian10 hours ago

China’s struggle to rein in steel production

With pollution hovering around a “very unhealthy” level in Beijing, China’s environment minister made a surprise visit to the heart of the country’s steel industry.Financial Times1 hour ago

Alibaba accepts record China fine and vows to change

China’s regulators slapped a $2.8bn fine on the e-commerce giant over monopoly concerns.BBC News23 hours ago

Key IT Considerations and Solutions for Back Office Automation in China

In this two-part series, we discuss solutions for back office automation in China. This includes ways to manage key considerations, such as accessing trustworthy …China Briefing16 hours ago

China backtracks on comments questioning efficacy of local vaccines

Chinese state media has rushed to defend its locally developed coronavirus vaccines, with a senior health official insisting that he was “misunderstood” when he …Financial Times20 hours ago

China Won’t Be Labeled Currency Manipulator Label by US

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will decline to name China as a currency manipulator in her first semiannual foreign-exchange report, according to people …Bloomberg4 hours ago

US climate envoy John Kerry to travel to China for talks

US climate envoy John Kerry is traveling to China this week to discuss potential joint US-China efforts on climate change, according to two administration …CNN 8 hours ago

AI companies are enabling genocide in China

Technology developed in the West is repressing the Uyghurs.The Washington Post13 hours ago

Asia-Pacific stocks edge higher; Alibaba shares in Hong Kong surge for a second day

Hong Kong-listed shares of Chinese tech giant Alibaba surged more than 3% in Tuesday early trade, adding to its more than 6% gains on Monday.CNBC53 minutes ago

Morgan Stanley picks 5 China stocks with big upside — and big dividends too

Morgan Stanley analysts picked out their favorite stocks for firms with a “buy” rating and a low likelihood of cutting dividends.CNBC1 hour ago

Americans’ views of China grew colder in 2021, not so for other Asian nations

As Americans eye the Asia-Pacific region, they see a mix of friends and some foes, according to a new survey conducted Feb. 1-7, 2021.Pew Research Center7 hours ago

China’s census results to confirm a worrying demographic picture

Population data is vital to gauging China’s future economic and social development, and the upcoming results of the nationwide census could serve as a …South China Morning Post15 hours ago

Investing in China tech stocks is partly a bet on Beijing’s regulatory attitude, says NYU’s Damodaran

Investors are “making a joint bet on the company and its relationship with Beijing” when they invest in China’s tech giants, says Aswath Damodaran from NYU.CNBC21 hours ago

China’s first-quarter exports jump nearly 40%

BEIJING–China’s exports in the first quarter rose 38.7% from a year earlier in yuan terms, compared with a 50.1% increase recorded in the January-February …MarketWatch14 minutes ago

In a quest to rein in its tech giants, China turns to data protection

The slew of new regulations is seen as part of a broader effort by China to rein in the power of its internet giants such as Alibaba and Tencent.CNBC23 hours ago

How transportation sector drove China’s fast development, and vice versa

From railways including high-speed trains and aviation including state of the art airports to a comprehensive road network including world-class expressways, …Chinadaily USA2 hours ago

China and Russia Are Launching the New Cold War Into Space

America’s best hope may be the Guardians and Elon Musk.Bloomberg5 hours agoOpinion

APS needs China-literate policymakers now ‘more than ever’

The lack of representation and underutilisation of Chinese-Australians in the Australian Public *Service* presents a missed opportunity for the federal government, …The Mandarin20 hours ago

Will Australia interfere with NZ’s China policy?

Many countries have made an independent choice between following the US in containing China and deepening cooperation with China, in order to safeguard …Global Times16 hours ago

Ecuador’s New Leader Needs Help From U.S., but China Will Stay Close

The election of a market-friendly banker to Ecuador’s presidency will provide a new ally for the U.S. in Latin America, a region awash with populist leaders …The Wall Street Journal3 hours ago

Sri Lanka gets emergency China loan as rupee hits record low

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka secured a US$500 million loan from China Monday (Apr 12) in a desperate bid to shore up its foreign exchange reserves as the …CNA15 hours ago

Zhao Kezhi’s Legacy Could Define China’s Regional Security Paradigm

Zhao Kezhi enjoyed a fortuitous run through the gauntlet of the mini-purge political cleanup at the end of the first Xi administration in 2016. As minister of public …The Diplomat13 hours ago

China Detains Delivery Worker Who Tried To Improve Working Conditions

During the pandemic, food delivery work has boomed in China. The detention of the sector’s most prominent labor activist is now drawing attention to their …NPR15 hours ago

China brings out its censors over vaccine critique

China’s top disease control official made a rare public admission that the protection offered by Covid-19 vaccines developed in the country was “not high.”CNN14 hours ago

A Hubei Reborn for New Glories; A China Embracing Openness and Prosperity

Remarks by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. At the Special Event of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Presenting Hubei Province. Lanting, 12 April …MFA China1 hour ago

Evergrande Fails ‘Three Red Lines’ Test as Peers Improve

Evergrande is falling further behind the vast majority of its largest peers in meeting stricter Chinese borrowing limits, raising refinancing risks for the country’s …Bloomberg49 minutes ago

1 Zespri’s 2021 China campaign begins

Expectations are high as first consignment of New Zealand kiwifruit season arrives in China.Fruitnet17 hours ago

What Napoleon Can Teach Us About the South China Sea

In trying to understand America’s “great power competition” with China, observers have offered a range of historical analogies. Graham Allison invoked the.War on the Rocks18 hours ago

Gold Coast Chinese spokeswoman Debby Lo-Dean criticises barber’s ‘China virus’ sign after spike in anti-Asian hate crime in US

A NERANG barber has defended a sign on his shopfront blaming the “China virus” for a reduction in opening hours, pointing the finger at “lefties” for making a …Gold Coast Bulletin4 hours ago

How This Chinese Vaping Billionaire Became One Of The World’s Richest Women In Three Years

Kate Wang, 39, jumped into the ranks of the world’s richest when her vaping company RLX went public on the New York Stock Exchange in January. Now the …Forbes16 hours ago

China’s shadow hangs over private preparations for Boris Johnson’s G7

When the diplomatic emissaries of the G7 nations met virtually late last month to prepare for the leaders summit in June, one problem cropped up over and over …The Japan Times22 hours ago

Top Chinese official admits vaccines have low effectiveness

In a rare acknowledgement, China’s top disease control official says current vaccines offer low protection against the coronavirus and mixing them is among …ABC News21 hours ago

China considers mixing COVID-19 vaccines to boost protection rate

China’s top disease control official has said the country is formally considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines as a way of further boosting vaccine efficacy.Reuters23 hours ago

China’s ex-ambassador to Britain named special envoy for North Korea

Liu Xiaoming will help coordinate and resolve issues related to the Korean peninsula, according to foreign ministry.South China Morning Post12 hours ago

Malaysian FM’s ‘Big Brother’ China Gaffe: Faux Pas or Freudian Slip?

Earlier this month, Malaysian social media went haywire when Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein called China a “big brother” in front of his …The Diplomat15 hours ago

Can PLA learn from US mini-carrier strike group in South China Sea?

A combination of landing helicopter dock and landing platform dock vessels has military observers speculating about better ways to deploy ships and aircraft.South China Morning Post4 hours ago

In a dramatic turnaround, China has started to lose the Covid Cold War

The success of Beijing’s lockdown pushed the West into an existential crisis. Now the capitalist world is winning.Telegraph.co.uk5 hours ago

EU rebuffs Montenegro plea to help repay $1B Chinese highway loan

Brussels on Monday rejected a call by Montenegro’s government to help finance a $1 billion Chinese loan for an unfinished highway project that has plunged …POLITICO Europe9 hours ago

Demand for Elephant Ivory in China Drops to Lowest Level Since National Ban

Beijing, China – An annual consumer survey of the elephant ivory trade in China finds that demand for ivory continues to decrease since the country…Mirage News9 hours ago

China’s financial market not affected by US monetary policy: PBC

The People’s Bank of China (PBC), the central bank, said on Monday that China’s financial market is operating smoothly and has not been affected by US …Global Times10 hours ago

China braced for ‘new uncertainties’ even with double-digit growth expected

China is set to confirm double-digit economic growth in the first quarter of 2021 on Friday, but Premier Li Keqiang has warned that ‘the current complex and …South China Morning Post16 hours ago

China’s embassy in Sweden under fire over ‘threats’ to journalist

China’s embassy in Sweden has engaged in a public spat with Swedish politicians after its ambassador was accused of “threatening” a journalist. Last week …Euronews13 hours ago

China’s road to recovery cannot rely on consumption alone, top economist says

Prominent economist Yu Yongding, from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, says Beijing must boost infrastructure spending, because domestic …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post20 hours ago

Opinion | China-India disengagement at Ladakh: An unfinished agenda

Existing Status of Standoff The 11th round of India-China corps commanders’ meeting has ended with good optics and pleasantly worded PIB release, with no …WION12 hours agoOpinion

Glencore, China Huaneng sign deal to fit carbon capture to Australian coal plant

Mining and trading company Glencore and China Huaneng Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on carbon capture utilization and …S&P Global9 hours ago

To Balance The Global Pressure From Russia And China The West Must Help Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is becoming the strong hub of Central Asia. A strong Central Asia can challenge the global strategies of Russia, China, Iran and extreme Islamism.Forbes5 hours ago

Bigger fonts and no-pop ads: Beijing wants sites easier for elderly to use

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published guidelines asking web pages and mobile apps to carry out modifications – including the …South China Morning Post4 hours ago

Stop! Camel time! China creates world’s first traffic signal for the humped beasts

Officials in northern China have inaugurated what they say is the world’s first traffic signal for camels.CNN15 hours ago

METALS-Copper loses ground on fears of Chinese commodities price caps

(Updates prices). LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – Copper prices slipped on Monday on worries that top metals consumer China wants to put a lid on surging …Reuters15 hours ago

China Auto Sales on Fast Track: Will it Hit a Speed Bump?

Vehicle sales in China soar for the 12th straight month in March and rise 76% year over year for Q1. However, the global chip crunch is likely to play a killjoy in …Yahoo Finance14 hours ago

China and Russia will keep Iran from building a bomb | TheHill

Iran uses talk about ‘uranium enrichment,’ ‘political hardliners’ and potential war to goad the U.S. into sanctions relief.The Hill9 hours agoOpinion

Xi likely to take part in Biden’s Earth Day climate summit

Ahead of the virtual talks, US climate envoy John Kerry is expected to travel to Shanghai to meet Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua this week.South China Morning Post11 hours ago

Woolworths to make paper bags in Australia instead of China after customer fury

Supermarket chain Woolworths has begun making its paper shopping bags in Australia, a plan it had in place before customers voiced outrage about the …NEWS.com.au18 hours ago

Too early to talk about boycotting China’s Winter Olympics: Blinken

US secretary of state says boycott discussions premature but promises ‘concrete action’ against Xinjiang-made products.South China Morning Post17 hours ago

NBA Open First Training Centre In China

The National Basketball Association (NBA) have opened their first basketball training centre in China.Ministry of Sport20 hours ago

Ant Group yields to China’s financial oversight with overhaul

China has tamed the world’s largest fintech and industry disrupter. Here’s how.South China Morning Post12 hours ago

Richmondite outraged after B.C. government advisor claims Uyghur genocide in China is “lies”

A Richmondite is raising concerns about foreign influence in Canada after a retired judge and lawyer from a provincial advisory committee said in a radio …Richmond News4 hours ago

China Will Struggle Competing With Boeing And Airbus, Outside Of China That Is

The Commercial Aircraft Company of China, (COMAC) is close to certifying their new C919 aircraft. While sized to compete with Airbus and Boeing, this plane …Forbes7 hours ago

China, South Korea wary of release of Fukushima treated water into sea – The Jakarta Post

China and South Korea on Monday voiced deep concern over a Japanese plan to release treated radioactive water that has accumulated at the crippled …Jakarta Post14 hours ago

China coal ban puts steelmakers in quandary: Correction

Half a year after China imposed an informal ban on Australian coal imports, its steelmakers are still faced with the mammoth task of ensuring they have sufficient …Argus Media22 hours ago

India and the great power triangle of Russia, China and US

Delhi has successfully managed the changing dynamics between the great powers, and is now in an even better position to do so thanks to the size of the Indian …The Indian Express58 minutes agoOpinion

China, HK stocks fall on persisting worries of policy tightening

HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 3.1%, Shanghai->HK daily quota used -0.6%Reuters22 hours ago

Is the Australian dollar an America, Europe or China proxy?

It was an evening of paralysis for the Australian dollar as markets wait for key US data. The same goes for DXY: The Australian dollar was overall weak versus …MacroBusiness5 hours ago

Stellantis Builds Flagship Citroen in China to Boost Asia Sales

Citroen plans to start making a new crossover model in China in a first attempt by its parent Stellantis NV to make inroads into the world’s biggest auto market.Bloomberg11 hours ago

China needs to vaccinate 1 billion people to fight against COVID-19: CDC expert

More than 1 billion people in China need to be vaccinated in order to build an immune protection barrier against COVID-19, a senior Chinese immunologist said …Global Times23 hours ago

US envoy John Kerry to visit China this week to discuss climate – The Jakarta Post

The US climate envoy John Kerry will meet his Chinese counterpart in Shanghai this week to discuss global warming issues, US government sources said …Jakarta Post20 hours ago

Air France to boost China Eastern venture after share issue

Air France-KLM will expand its partnership with China Eastern Airlines, as the Chinese carrier contributes to a 1 billion-euro ($1.2 billion) share issue heavily …Reuters8 hours ago

Covid-19 pandemic — China’s ‘admission’ on its vaccines’ efficacy, UAE vaccinates 90% people

New Delhi: The Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the world. The latest count being more than 13,24,37,230 cases and 28,74,232 deaths.ThePrint19 hours ago

‘Carefully scripted propaganda’: Why China’s nickel supply story is full of holes

In March, Chinese nickel giant Tsingshan announced plans to supply 100,000 tonnes of nickel ‘matte’ converted from lower quality nickel pig iron (NPI) to battery …Stockhead5 hours ago

Smartphone shipments in China in March increase 67.7%: CAICT

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shipments of smartphones within China increased 67.7% year-on-year to 35.5 million handsets in March, the China Academy of …Reuters16 hours ago

China imports, exports seen staying ‘solid’ in March

China’s exports are expected to have risen 35.5 per cent in March from a year earlier, while imports likely rose 23.3 per cent in March versus a year ago, …South China Morning Post12 hours ago

REFINERY NEWS ROUNDUP: Maintenance accelerates in China

A number of refineries in China are starting or planning to carry out works in the second quarter.S&P Global18 hours ago

Keep the ball rolling on US-China ties

The special event held in Shanghai last Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ping-pong diplomacy between the United States and China is a …The Straits Times5 hours agoOpinion

China Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion, But BABA Stock Jumps; JD.com, Pinduoduo, Tencent Fall

China imposed a record $2.8 billion fine vs. Alibaba. But BABA stock jumped on hopes that the bad news is priced in. JD.com, Tencent and Pinduoduo fell.Investor’s Business Daily6 hours ago

EU says it can’t help Montenegro on China loan but can on financing

The European Union cannot help EU-hopeful Montenegro repay its debts to China, but can help it complete a highway plan that started with a huge loan from …Reuters10 hours ago

Australia may take China to WTO over wine

Australia’s wine export dispute with China could reach the World Trade Organisation.Queensland Country Life18 hours ago

Ready or not, Chinese bonds are going global

TOKYO – Depending on how one looks at it, 2021 is either the very best or absolute worst moment for China’s bond market to go global. The bullish camp.Asia Times17 hours ago

China’s Huawei blames global chip shortage on U.S. sanctions

Huawei said U.S. sanctions on the company are partly to blame for the global chip shortage that’s the subject of a White House conference on Monday.CNBC10 hours ago

Australia is failing to recognise an urgent need: recruiting more Chinese-Australians into public service

A powerful and assertive China poses significant policy challenges for Australia. Many of our most pressing policy issues have crucially important China angles, …The Interpreter18 hours ago

China stocks end lower as materials, transport firms weigh

SHANGHAI: China shares dropped on Monday, weighed down by materials and transport stocks, as worries over policy tightening persisted on expectations of …Economic Times18 hours ago

China opens 5G station at worlds highest radar location near Tibet border

Read more about China opens 5G station at world’s highest radar location near Tibet border on Business-standard. China has opened a 5G signal base at the …Business Standard6 hours ago

China and Russia Are Teaming Up in the New Space Race

The heavens are getting increasingly weaponized, and the U.S. is in danger of falling behind its peer competitors.Bloomberg12 hours agoOpinion

Why Joe Biden’s China Strategy Is Destined for Failure

The U.S. relationship with China under the Biden administration is off to a rocky start if the first high-level meeting between the two nations is any indicator.Heritage.org12 hours agoOpinion

China delivery price-war hits market leader SF Holding

HONG KONG — A fierce price war is coming hand-in-hand with an exponential growth in volume in China’s express delivery industry, hitting some of the.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

China launches traffic signal for camels

Chinese officials have launched what they say is the world’s first traffic light for camels.New York Post 3 hours ago

Intelligence committee warns China, Russia targeting Canadian COVID-19 research

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rise in espionage attacks against Canada, according to a new report from Parliament’s special intelligence …Coast Reporter6 hours ago

China March new bank loans rise but broad credit growth eases

New bank loans in China rose more expected in March from the previous month due to strong corporate and household demand, as the central bank walks a …Reuters14 hours ago

Contactless Payments Ubiquitous in China, But Struggle to Take Hold in the West, Finds Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics – Contactless payments and digital wallets such as Alipay and WeChat Pay are ubiquitous in China but despite being around for sever.Business Wire14 hours ago

Avoid travelling to China’s Xinjiang: Canada warns its citizens

Ottawa has warned Canadians against travelling to the Chinese province of Xinjiang, saying they face the “risk of arbitrary detention” on doing so.Hindustan Times20 hours ago

China’s sanctions on me and others are a clumsy attempt to silence debate

Michael Chong is the Conservative foreign affairs critic and MP for Wellington-Halton Hills. China is trying to silence the truth abroad, after having silenced it at …The Globe and Mail16 hours agoOpinion

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