China in the News: April 16, 2021

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

ADF chief Angus Campbell urges China to resolve dispute with Taiwan to avoid ‘disastrous’ conflict

The Chief of Australia’s Defence Force Angus Campbell has warned that conflict in the Taiwan Strait would be ‘disastrous’, urging China to resolve its …ABC News11 hours ago

China to hold live-fire drills off Taiwan as US delegation visits island

Chinese naval forces will start live-fire exercises off Taiwan just hours after an unofficial US delegation…9News22 hours ago

Q+A panellist Vicky Xu says Chinese government agents have detained her friends over her reporting on Uyghurs and human rights abuses in Xinjiang

Journalist Vicky Xu details colleagues being accused of rape and her friends being interrogated by Chinese government agents over her reporting on human …ABC News12 hours ago

Betrayal: Major brands lose their footing as they walk the China tightrope

For the likes of Asics and Hugo Boss, backtracking on their support of China amidst the Uighurs controversy is proving to be costly.Sydney Morning Herald11 minutes ago

Targeted by US, China has to do three things: Global Times editorial

We cannot expect the struggle against the US to be over in one stroke. Only by stabilizing the situation with the incremental strength that we keep accumulating …Global Times13 hours agoOpinion

China’s First-Quarter Growth Is Expected to Boom on Paper

The world’s traditional growth engine reported a 18.3 percent leap in the first quarter. But consumers and small business aren’t fully sharing in the spoils.The New York Times4 minutes ago

Will Vietnam decide the fate of the South China Sea?

Vietnam has fought a war with China but it is no friend of the US. Now both are striving to convince Vietnam to “back a winner” and decide the future of the South … hours ago

How an attempted Canadian kowtow to China backfired

We can’t tell our citizens to censor themselves because it might offend China.The Washington Post3 hours agoOpinion

China ‘can save $1.6 trillion by scrapping coal’, report says

Beijing must close 588 coal-fired power plants in a decade to meet climate pledges, experts say.BBC News11 hours ago

‘Useful idiots’ play into China’s hands

Australia’s PM Scott Morrison has said that there’s a whiff of the 1930s about these times. Others have said that we’re on the brink of a new Cold War. I’d prefer to …Daily Telegraph20 hours agoOpinion

China stuck at ‘low-end’ of international aviation sector: official report

China’s aviation sector is being held back by the dominant role of the state and the country’s military-civil fusion strategy, says a new report by the Shanghai …South China Morning Post7 hours ago

China could be one step closer to scrapping its controversial childbirth limits

Researchers from China’s central bank released a working paper that marks the latest signal Beijing could soon cancel its restrictions as a way to “encourage …CNBC18 hours ago

Scrap China’s birth control policies to retain economic edge: central bank

The People’s Bank of China has recommended Beijing completely abandon birth control policies or lose its economic edge over the United States.South China Morning Post15 hours ago

Chinese Militia Vessels Departing Contested South China Sea Reef

In mid-March, the Philippines discovered that a reef in its exclusive economic zone was being occupied by scores of nearly identical Chinese fishing vessels, …The Diplomat12 hours ago

Global power push: China now our No 1 threat, US intelligence report warns

Chinas push for global power and its efforts to undermine western alliances represent the biggest threat to the United States national security, President Bidens …The Australian22 hours ago

LNG avoids China hit as exports set fresh record

Trade tensions with China are not impacting Australia’s LNG exports, which reached a monthly record in March, with rising prices also boosting revenues.The Australian Financial Review1 hour ago

China aggression on agenda as Japanese PM heads to Washington

Yoshihide Suga will travel to meet Joe Biden amid growing international condemnation of Beijing’s human rights abuses.The Guardian7 hours ago

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as investors await China’s first quarter GDP print

Investors will watch markets in India on Friday as the Covid situation in the country remains severe, with daily virus infections crossing the 200,000 mark on …CNBC27 minutes ago

Seeking Cooperation on Climate, U.S. Faces Friction With China

The United States and China do not agree on much nowadays, but on climate change both countries are publicly pledging to do more to fight global warming.The New York Times11 hours ago

Prime Minister delivers thinly-veiled swipe at China, with ‘Liberal rules and norms under assault’

Scott Morrison has delivered a thinly-veiled swipe at China, warning economic coercion and cyber attacks are becoming the new “tool of statecraft” of … hours ago

China’s crackdown reaches Hong Kong classrooms: ‘It feels like there is a noose over my head’

Diana Wong had sent letters of encouragement decorated with animal stickers to each of her class of 11 and 12-year-old students to help get them through the …Financial Times23 hours ago

China Figures Out How to Produce Must-See Propaganda TV

As China’s Communist Party revs up its 100th-birthday plans, it is celebrating a new addition to its list of accomplishments: the production of a genuinely popular …The Wall Street Journal14 hours ago

Market is ‘completely ignoring’ serious risks associated with U.S.-China relations, Asia expert Stephen Roach warns

There’s a significant risk catching economist Stephen Roach’s attention, and it has nothing to do with earnings season. Roach, one of the world’s leading …CNBC11 hours ago

As China ramps up military flights around Taiwan, another quieter mission continues at sea

Chinese flights near Taiwan have increased in recent weeks, and the planes involved hint at a larger effort to improve China’s military capabilities.Business Insider5 hours ago

Aluminium: A barometer for China’s green recovery

Last year’s rise in aluminium production reflects the complexities of China’s recovery from the pandemic.chinadialogue14 hours ago

Chinese FM summons Japanese Ambassador to China over Fukushima wastewater dumping

A senior Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs official on Thursday summoned Japanese Ambassador to China Hideo Tarumi, and made solemn representations …Global Times12 hours ago

Why the U.S. and China Should Collaborate in Space

While much has been made of the tense March 18 exchange between American and Chinese diplomats in Anchorage, Alaska, one area became an unlikely …TIME6 hours ago

China scolds Canada over Parliament’s support of Halifax Security Forum award to Taiwan

OTTAWA — The Chinese government fired a warning shot at Canada on Thursday after its Parliament declared Taiwan’s president an ideal candidate for a …POLITICO10 hours ago

The Chinese gymnastics school training children for Olympic glory

Under the twin emblems of the Chinese flag and the Olympic rings, two boys dangle from the high bar in a cavernous gym – the cradle of China’s elite gymnasts.Aljazeera.com18 hours ago

Concerns over China’s hot button human rights issues seen as risk to investment

Concerned with social issues and corporate governance, China’s alleged human rights violations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang are weighing on the minds of …South China Morning Post11 hours ago

Jumpstarting China’s Industrial Decarbonization Revolution – The Diplomat

China’s decarbonization plans must begin with its steel sector, which contributes 15 percent of its total carbon emissions.The Diplomat15 hours ago

How China Passed Up a Vaccine Opportunity and Fell Behind

(Bloomberg) — The call came early in the Covid-19 pandemic. Drew Weissman, an infectious diseases professor at the University of Pennsylvania and an expert …Yahoo Finance18 hours ago

China still needs an expansionary economic policy

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC, the central bank) is likely to maintain its monetary policy stance, if not tighten it.The Japan Times16 hours agoOpinion

Tencent Joins China Tech Firms in Pledging Antitrust Compliance

(Bloomberg) — Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba’s supermarket arm joined their fellow Chinese tech giants in vowing to eradicate monopolistic practices, as the …Yahoo Finance Australia23 hours ago

Beijing skies turn yellow as sand, dust engulf Chinese capital

The skies above Beijing turned yellow and air pollution soared to severe levels as a giant cloud of sand and dust particles rolled into the city, propelled by strong …Reuters12 hours ago

Tighter Regulation to Trim China Household Lending Growth

Related Fitch Ratings *Content*: What Investors Want to Know: China Household Debt Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong/Shanghai/Beijing-15 April 2021: The risks posed …Fitch Ratings20 minutes ago

FOUR CORNERS brings an investigation into the Chinese government coverup of COVID-19 with ’54 Days: China and the Pandemic’

On Monday’s Four Corners will be a BBC’s this World investigation into the coverup of COVID-19 from Chinese officials.ampTV Blackbox4 hours ago

China’s Very Bad Bank: Inside the Huarong Debt Debacle

(Bloomberg) — It’s been 11 weeks since Lai Xiaomin, the man once known as the God of Wealth, was executed on a cold Friday morning in the Chinese city of …Yahoo Finance15 hours ago

China’s Q1 GDP growth seen hitting record 19% as domestic, global demand recovers

BEIJING (Reuters) -China’s economy likely grew at record pace of 19% in the first quarter, rebounding from a pandemic slump early last year as demand …Reuters18 hours ago

FBI opens a new investigation into China ‘every 10 hours,’ bureau director says

The FBI has more than 2000 investigations that tie back to the Chinese government and is opening a new one “every 10 hours,” the bureau’s director told the US …CNN 22 hours ago

West-backed color revolution a ‘top threat’ to China’s national, political security

The sixth National Security Education Day falls on Thursday, with the Chinese national security agency releasing a series of cases related to the threat against …Global Times14 hours ago

US exit from Afghanistan underscores pivot from terror to China

WASHINGTON — The withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, ending a war that lasted two decades and cost $2 trillion, adds momentum to a shift.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

Don’t Write Off China’s Vaccines — the World Needs Them

Beijing’s shots appear less effective than most Western alternatives but are absolutely necessary to contain Covid-19.Bloomberg2 hours agoOpinion

Republicans Seek Broader Curbs on Exports of Chip Tools to China

Two Republican lawmakers called for broader American restrictions on the sale of chip-making tools after the U.S. government placed several Chinese …Bloomberg9 hours ago

China’s Holdings of Treasuries Hit Highest Since July 2019

China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries rose in February to the highest since mid-2019 as yields climbed thanks to prospects of more stimulus for an American …Bloomberg4 hours ago

EU and China tussle for clout in Montenegro over road project

VIENNA/BRUSSELS — The European Union will not to shoulder the $1 billion debt Montenegro owes China for a still-to-be-built highway, a move that adds.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

China’s Robinhood rivals are set for massive stock market gains on global expansion

From the GameStop stock trading frenzy earlier this year to digital currency exchange Coinbase’s listing Wednesday, individuals are increasingly interested in …CNBC3 hours ago

Sustainable investing is not new to China — but complying to a formal framework is, says CEO

Environmental, social and governance frameworks are “relatively new” in China, said Li Yimei of China Asset Management.CNBC18 hours ago

Global and China HD Map Industry Report, 2021

HD Map Industry Report: the Curtain on Industrial Integration is Lifted, and Four Survival Models May be Staged. In current stage, the challenge of HD map…GlobeNewswire10 hours ago

Scoop: Biden close to picking Nick Burns as China ambassador

Nicholas Burns, a career diplomat, is in the final stages of vetting to serve as President Biden’s ambassador to China, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.ampAxios1 hour ago

A future war with China or Russia looms on Joe Biden’s horizon

This first appeared in the Letter from the USA newsletter. Sign up for expert insight and exclusive analysis on American politics, written every Thursday hours ago

ByteDance Kicks Off IPO Prep for China Apps Douyin, Toutiao

ByteDance Ltd. has kicked off preparations for an initial public offering of some of its main businesses, including China’s most popular video app Douyin, …Bloomberg16 hours ago

Missions set to go ahead in preparation for China’s first space station

With launches of initial construction missions for China’s first-ever space station around the corner, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) …Global Times10 hours ago

West suffers unnecessarily from ‘China Syndrome’

What will China eventually become? Will China be able to fulfill Western expectations? Will China be a destructive or constructive world power? Carry the …Global Times17 hours ago

Showed in Ladakh that China can’t push India around: CDS Gen Rawat

India, the United States, Japan and Australia constitute the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad. China has been wary of the grouping that was revived in …Hindustan Times12 hours ago

vivo takes the smartphone market lead in China in week 11 – news

According to the latest Weekly Smartphone Market Share report from Counterporint Research, vivo is now the leader in terms of market share in China.GSMArena.com8 hours ago

China accuses USA of funding terrorism in Xinjiang

What China has unleashed in Xinjiang has all the makings of a 21st-century holocaust. China has unleashed a war on Uighur culture. At least 1 million people …WION5 hours ago

China says its economy grew 18.3% in the first quarter, slightly missing expectations

Analysts expected first quarter GDP to increase 19% from a year ago, when the economy shrank by 6.8% during the height of the domestic outbreak of Covid-19.CNBC2 minutes ago

China-Iran 25-year deal not aimed at any country: Iranian envoy

China and Iran recently signed a major 25-year agreement to enhance comprehensive cooperation in a range of fields including trade. After the signing of the …Global Times13 hours ago

China Raises Pre-Tax Additional Deductions for R&D Expenses of Manufacturing Firms

China has increased the ratio of additional deduction on manufacturing firms’ R&D expenses from 75 percent to 100 percent.China Briefing12 hours ago

China’s Q1 GDP to hit record growth as recovery speeds up

China releases first-quarter GDP data on Friday (0200 GMT), along with March factory output, retail sales and fixed-asset investment. With the economy back on …Yahoo Finance3 hours ago


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