China in the News: April 14, 2021

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

Australia facing potential war with China, former defence minister Christopher Pyne warns

Former defence minister Christopher Pyne has warned that Australia is at risk of being dragged into a war with China amid rising tensions around Taiwan.9News21 hours ago

War involving China in the Indo-Pacific region highly likely, warns Christopher Pyne

A video shows a crew of pilots board a Chinese Air Force H-6k bomber and take off into a sparkling dawn sky, directed by senior military strategists on the … 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 …9News22 hours ago

China’s message to US: we’re an equal now

It quickly became obvious in Anchorage, Alaska, last month that Chinese President Xi Jinpings diplomatic envoys hadnt come carrying olive branches. Instead …The Australian19 hours ago

Vital trade lessons from China’s failed attempt at coercion

Australia has become the test case for how the world faces a more assertive China. Beijing has hit Australia with a barrage of trade sanctions of unprecedented …The Australian9 hours ago

Philippines summons Chinese ambassador over reef dispute

The Philippine government summoned the Chinese ambassador to press its demand for Chinese vessels to immediately leave a reef claimed by Manila in the …9News14 hours ago

China tech groups given a month to fix antitrust practices

China’s tech companies have been given a month to fix anti-competitive practices and publicly pledge to follow the rules or risk suffering the same fate as …Financial Times12 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 Bulletin2 hours ago

China Poses Biggest Threat to U.S., Intelligence Report Says

The annual intelligence assessment does not predict a military confrontation with either Russia or China, but it suggests that so-called gray-zone battles for …The New York Times40 minutes ago

Trade is giving China’s economic recovery a boost

China’s economic recovery is continuing to gather steam.CNN16 hours ago

China struggles 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 Times23 hours ago

He Tried To Organize Workers In China’s Gig Economy. Now He Faces 5 Years In Jail

The arrest of food delivery worker Chen Guojiang dealt a blow to nascent efforts to promote couriers’ rights as they’ve gained broader public attention during the …NPR14 hours ago

China’s high stakes engagement with Iran

At first glance, a sweeping 25-year strategic partnership signed by China and Iran late last month makes a lot of sense. Iran is an oil-rich nation with regional …Financial Times15 hours agoOpinion

Uni’s red flags: Millions rejected because of China risk

Adelaide University refused millions of dollars in research funding from China because of suspected connections to military or security projects. Chris Russell.The Advertiser12 hours ago

COVID-19: Why is China’s vaccination rate so low?

As countries around the world try to combat the latest wave of coronavirus infections by expanding vaccine access, China is trying to boost its vaccination rate …DW (English)11 hours ago

HK textbook removes wrong description about ‘Republic of China’ as education sector cleans illegal, separatist content

A liberal studies textbook designed for sixth graders in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was found to have revised its *content* about the Chinese …Global Times8 hours ago

China asks citizens to monitor “harmful” history comments online

China is gearing up to celebrate the Communist Party’s 100th anniversary in July, with the country holding various propaganda events to showcase its …Quartz11 hours ago

China’s imports from US set record in first quarter, but trade imbalance swells

Overall strong export growth seen during the first quarter ‘may now be peaking’, analyst says, as China pulls back policy support and as vaccinations start to …South China Morning Post11 hours ago

US seeks China climate agreements ahead of Biden summit

US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden.BBC News45 minutes ago

China beat South Korea in extra time to seal Tokyo Olympics spot

China’s women sealed a last-ditch spot at the Tokyo Olympics football on Tuesday by squeezing past South Korea 4-3 on aggregate, a thrilling conclusion to a …Yahoo Sport Australia13 hours ago

Bonds of China’s largest bad debt investor plunge to record low

The prices of bonds issued by China’s largest manager of distressed debt tumbled to record lows as global investor fears mounted over its financial health …Financial Times18 hours ago

Jack Ma’s Double-Whammy Marks the End of China Tech’s Golden Age

(Bloomberg) — The full implications of Beijing’s rapid-fire moves against Jack Ma’s internet empire in recent days won’t be apparent for weeks, but one lesson is …Yahoo Finance8 hours ago

In Battle With U.S. for Global Sway, China Showers Money on Europe’s Neglected Areas

The struggle between America and China for influence has come to Europe’s industrial backwaters, where Beijing is steadily co-opting local economies, starting …The Wall Street Journal13 hours ago

EU refuses to bail out Montenegro’s China loan

Montenegro had requested the EU help pay off a loan from China, reported the Financial Times. But the European Commission says that is not going to happen.EUobserver19 hours ago

Taiwan launches shipbuilding program amid China threats

Kaohsiung, Taiwan | Taiwan launched an amphibious transport ship on Tuesday that’s the first from its new naval shipbuilding program begun as China …The Australian Financial Review16 hours ago

Human Rights Activist Wants Chinese TV to Ban Forced Confessions

In 2016, the Swedish human rights activist Peter Dahlin appeared on Chinese state television CCTV to say he had “caused harm to the Chinese government,” …Voice of America18 hours ago

China Blasts U.S. Handling of Virus Pandemic as ‘Total Failure’

China criticized the way the U.S. handled the coronavirus as a “total failure,” escalating the war of words between the world’s two largest economies over the …Bloomberg14 hours ago

Tesla Says Any Data It Collects in China Is Stored in the Nation

Tesla Inc. has pledged to store any data it collects in China in the country, a month after its cars were banned from military complexes and housing compounds …Bloomberg13 hours ago

China launches experimental Shiyan satellite – Spaceflight Now

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who …Spaceflight Now7 hours ago

Access Asia – China seeks to speed up its Covid-19 vaccination campaign

While Covid-19 appears to be under control in China, authorities want to keep it that way. But given low infection rates, motivation has been lacking for some …FRANCE 2413 hours ago

China changes stance, wants de-escalation before disengagement in Ladakh. India disagrees

De-escalation before disengagement could give China an advantage as it can move troops back much faster than India due to its better infrastructure.ThePrint10 hours ago

Hydrogen push ignites next stage of China’s energy transition

LONGi Green Energy Technology, a major Chinese manufacturer of photovoltaics and a developer of solar projects has announced its entry into the hydrogen …Global Times17 hours ago

U.S. eyes potential threat from China’s digital yuan

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is stepping up scrutiny of China’s plans for a digital yuan, with some officials concerned the move could kick off a …The Japan Times16 hours ago

NGO Working Globally to Keep China’s Forced Confessions Off TV

In 2016, the Swedish human rights activist Peter Dahlin appeared on Chinese state television CCTV to say he had “caused harm to the Chinese government,” …Voice of America18 hours ago

US ‘heading into troubled waters’ with China, Russia and Iran: Pillsbury

The threat the United States faces from China is “troubling,” The Hudson Institute’s Michael Pillsbury told “America’s Newsroom,” warning about Russia and Iran …Fox News5 hours ago

Central bank and consumer buying in India and China arrest gold’s slide

Gold buying by central banks and consumers in India and China is stirring hopes for a recovery in the market, which has been hit by a wave of selling this year …Financial Times1 hour ago

Face-to-face diplomacy gives China the edge in Southeast Asia

Ben Bland is the director of the Southeast Asia program at the Lowy Institute and the author of “Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake …Nikkei Asia16 hours agoOpinion

Countering China’s threat to the Senkakus requires a full rethink of operations

The Senkaku Islands, which were not included in the territories that Japan renounced under the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, have long been considered …The Japan Times21 hours agoOpinion

China’s Digital Silk Road and the Global Digital Order

China’s Digital Silk Road (DSR) was launched in 2015 as a component of Beijing’s vast vision for global connectivity, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Like the …The Diplomat11 hours ago

A Warm Invitation from China’s Wudang Mountains

DANJIANGKOU, China, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On April 12, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a special global promotion for Hubei Province, …PRNewswire19 hours ago

China’s Communist Party forcing investors to pull money out of European football

A few years ago, China was aiming to become a major player in world football. International stars were lured to the domestic Super League and investors bought …DW (English)15 hours ago

NGO Launches Global Effort to Ban Forced Confessions from Chinese TV

In 2016, the Swedish human rights activist Peter Dahlin appeared on Chinese state television CCTV to say he had “caused harm to the Chinese government,” …VOA Asia18 hours 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.CNBC22 hours ago

Supercomputer sanctions on China bite as TSMC said to suspend chip orders

TSMC said to be no longer accepting new orders from Phytium, one of seven Chinese entities blacklisted by the US last week in an effort to curb China’s use of …South China Morning Post11 hours ago

Nickel price falls as China warns on raw material prices – MINING.COM

The nickel price’s attempt at a comeback from the Tsingshan-induced slump was knocked back on Monday after successive warnings from China’s top …MINING.com23 hours ago

China trade rebound continues as imports, exports surge in March

China’s exports grew by 30.6 per cent in March compared to a year earlier, skewed upwards by low base from 2020, while imports grew by 38.1 per cent last …South China Morning Post19 hours ago

China’s March exports rise 30.6% as global demand revives

BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rose 30.6% over a year ago in March as global consumer demand strengthened and traders watched for signs of what …The Associated Press13 hours ago

Oil prices rise after robust China data, Middle East tension

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Tuesday after strong Chinese import data, while Middle East tensions gave only a limited boost given no crude supply …Reuters22 hours ago

China fines SPAC-linked fallen tech tycoon $37m over IPO fraud

HONG KONG — Jia Yueting, founder of formerly highflying technology conglomerate LeEco Holdings, has been fined $36.81 million by Chinese regulators over …Nikkei Asia13 hours ago

Canada considers China as top concern to its national security: Report

China is one of Canada’s chief national security concerns, the country’s National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) said on …Business Standard22 hours ago

China’s Yichang Invites Global Tourists

YICHANG, China, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On April 12, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a special global promotion for Hubei Province, central …PRNewswire17 hours ago

China Will Loom Large in Balkans Once Pandemic is Over

Despite the West’s growing suspicions about China, its role in the Western Balkans is likely to become even more central in the post-COVID-19 era.Balkan Insight18 hours ago

Charging speed and efficiency comparison between Model 3 US and China builds

We tested the charging rates and efficiency of a China built Tesla Model 3 SR+, and a US built one. Here are the results.The Driven22 hours ago

China’s Economy Is Still Dependent on Housing and Exports

Despite the Beijing leadership’s rhetorical emphasis on new industries and self-reliance, housing and exports are still driving China’s recovery.The Wall Street Journal9 hours ago

China preparing Tianzhou-2 cargo mission to follow upcoming space station launch

A Long March 7 rocket has arrived at China’s coastal Wenchang spaceport to facilitate the Tianzhou-2 supply mission to a soon-to-launch space station module.SpaceNews15 hours ago

China’s March trade surplus with United States at $21.37 billion

China’s trade surplus with the United States stood at $21.37 billion in March, Reuters calculations based on Chinese customs data showed on Tuesday, down …Reuters21 hours ago

China Huarong’s Worsening Bond Rout Stokes Market Contagion

Growing panic over the financial health of one of China’s largest bad-debt managers spilled into the broader market, as traders circulated a Caixin report that …Bloomberg14 hours ago

China’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may start late-stage trial in May: State media

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed China flag in this …CNA15 hours ago

Fitch Affirms China Huadian Corporation at ‘A’; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong-13 April 2021: Fitch Ratings has affirmed China Huadian Corporation Ltd.’s (Huadian) Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default R.Fitch Ratings15 hours ago

China shares dip as strong trade data fuels tightening concerns

SHANGHAI: China stocks ended lower on Tuesday, extending losses into a third day on weakness in financials and consumer discretionary shares, as robust …Economic Times16 hours ago

China intends to militarize space, displace US power: intel report

China is working on militarizing space and matching or exceeding US technology in the coming years, the US intelligence community said in its Global Risk …New York Post 7 hours ago

China warns 34 tech firms against excess in antitrust crackdown

Chinese authorities summoned 34 of the country’s biggest internet companies on Tuesday, including Tencent, Meituan and ByteDance, ordering them to learn a …South China Morning Post15 hours ago

China’s most sustainable building is zero carbon, energy, water, waste and formaldehyde

A demonstration office building currently under construction in Shanghai is set to become China’s highest rated sustainable building, according to its.ampThe Fifth Estate18 hours ago

China Needs Coal. These Two Stocks Stand to Benefit.

While the investing world has slowly been distancing itself from coal, China remains one of the commodity’s biggest customers, and its needs on that front are …Barron’s4 hours ago

China warns of action if Japan dumps Fukushima water into the sea

Beijing among several of Japan’s neighbours expressing concern and regret about Tokyo’s announcement it will release contaminated water in two years.South China Morning Post18 hours ago

China Still Needs Expansionary Economic Policy by Yu Yongding

To consolidate its post-pandemic growth momentum in 2021, China should not be in a rush to exit from expansionary fiscal and monetary policy.Project Syndicate11 hours agoOpinion

How racist rhetoric on China is making the US unsafe for Asian-Americans

The rise in anti-Asian violence has been sustained by the US government calling China aggressive. Showing tolerance and respect towards China will inspire …South China Morning Post4 hours agoOpinion

Protest in Wellington over ‘forced organ harvesting’ in China

Dozens of people have marched through the capital’s streets protesting live organ harvesting in hours ago

‘Your government makes us go’: the hidden history of Chinese Australian women at a time of anti-Asian immigration laws

Chinese Australian history is primarily told as a history of men. Population figures suggest why — in 1901, there were almost 30,000 Chinese men in Australia, …The Conversation AU4 hours ago

China’s Tax and Fee Cuts Extended or Released After 2021 Two Sessions

China has extended a package of expired or to-be-expired preferential tax and fee policies as well as rolled out new structural tax and fee cut measures.China Briefing16 hours ago

12,000-year-old human remains discovered in China’s Guangdong Province

Chinese archaeologists have found a total of 30 human remains during the excavation of 32 ancient tombs at the Jinlan Temple site in Guangzhou, capital city of …Global Times15 hours ago

Tesla says data collected in China is stored there

“Chinese data will be stored in China,” a Tesla official said Tuesday in Beijing.Automotive News9 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 China23 hours ago

Amendments to China’s Copyright Law

The first substantial amendments to China’s Copyright Law in 20 years were passed in November 2020 and will come into effect on 1 June 2021 (the …The National Law Review11 hours ago

Australian salmon exports to China recover despite political tensions

Australian salmon traders have regained their footing in the Chinese market as the Asian country’s seafood consumption gradually recovers from the pandemic …Undercurrent News17 hours ago

Taiwan launches amphibious transport dock to meet defence needs

The US$162 million vessel will be sent to Taipei-controlled islands in the disputed South China Sea, among other missions.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

China says release of treated Fukushima water ‘extremely irresponsible’

BEIJING (AFP) – China on Tuesday (April 13) hit out at Japan’s plan to release more than one million tonnes of treated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant …The Straits Times20 hours ago

Taiwan launches new warship as China ramps up military pressure

Taiwan unveiled its first amphibious warship yesterday, a day after the Chinese military breached the island’s airspace with 25 warplanes amid escalating …The Times8 hours ago

Pentagon turns to the stars to survive China’s electronic warfare

NEW YORK — Every newly commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet carries a copy of Nathaniel Bowditch’s “The American Practical Na.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

Pentagon studies stars and birds to survive China’s electronic warfare

NEW YORK — The USS Patriot, a mine countermeasures ship based in Sasebo, Japan, traveled 1100 miles down the west coast of the host country last Aug.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

China Clamps Down on Independent Oil Refiners to Curb Capacity

China is clamping down on independent oil refiners in an effort to curb overcapacity and stamp out illegal practices as the central government tries to control one …Bloomberg13 hours ago

Fitch Places China Huarong Asset Management on RWN

Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong/Shanghai-13 April 2021: Fitch has placed China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd.’s (China Huarong) Long-Term Issuer Default …Fitch Ratings15 hours ago

China’s European ghost towns: The tourism trend that went wrong

It all started with the Shanghai Planning Commission’s launch of a project titled ‘One City, Nine Towns’ back in 2001. China’s tourism industry decided it would …Euronews9 hours ago

China Dynamics Enters into MOU to Create Exclusive Distribution Network in the Americas

Promotes Electromobility Towards the Goal of a Greener Environment.Yahoo Finance14 hours ago

Chinese ambassador denies mistreatment of two detained Canadians

China’s ambassador to Canada says the media has “hyped up” stories about violations against the two Canadians detained in China.CTV News6 hours ago

No nation is more important than India as US seeks to counter China, states think tank report

A leading think tank for science and technology policy has said as Washington seeks to counter a rising China, no nation is more important than India with its …India TV News21 hours ago

Is India planning to spy on Chinese submarines from the Andamans?

Long considered an underutilised security asset, the island chain near the mouth of the Malacca Strait has come into sharper focus amid rising India-China …South China Morning Post12 hours ago

LVMH benefits from demand for luxury goods in US and China

France’s LVMH has delivered forecast-beating first-quarter sales driven by US and Chinese consumers putting the pandemic behind them and flocking to its …Financial Times7 hours ago

First airports outside China report year-on-year passenger gains | CAPA

More than a year after the coronavirus pandemic was declared, the first airports outside China – where a large-scale domestic aviation recovery has been under …CAPA – Centre for Aviation22 hours ago

India’s China policy needs new thinking, say experts

‘A deep engagement with globalisation is good for India’s strength,’ say the authors of a paper published by the Pune International Centre.The Hindu20 hours ago

In battle with US for global sway, China showers money on Europe’s neglected areas

The struggle between the U.S. and China for global influence has come to Europe’s gritty industrial backwaters, where China is steadily co-opting local …Livemint12 hours ago

China Considers Shifting Huarong Stake to Sovereign Wealth Fund

(Bloomberg) — China’s finance ministry is considering transferring its stake in China Huarong Asset Management Co. to a unit of the nation’s sovereign wealth …BloombergQuint14 hours ago

Canada warning against Xinjiang visits an ‘old-fashioned anti-China trick’

The Canadian government has warned its citizens with ethnic ties to Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that they could be.Global Times12 hours ago

China central bank names U.S.-educated Li as deputy governor

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) on Tuesday said it appointed U.S.-educated economist Li Bo, until recently the vice mayor of the municipality of Chongqing, …Reuters9 hours ago

Sajjan criticizes Chinese moves to claim South China Sea but faces Tory grilling

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan took aim at recent Chinese military expansions into the South China Sea on Monday, even as he pushed back against …Global News21 hours ago


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