China in the News: April 17, 2021

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

China ramps up media war on Xinjiang as censors blur Western brands

Videos of Uyghurs dancing happily, praising the Chinese government, and denying human rights abuses are flooding Chinese English-language media.ABC News6 hours ago

China’s economy grew 18.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2021, but it looks like its COVID-19 rebound is levelling off

The world’s second-largest economy jumped by nearly 20 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 after experiencing its deepest contraction in decades during the …ABC News16 hours ago

Let’s not inflame China tensions with talk of war

Its a phenomenon of our time that some men and women who receive an honorary doctorate from one of Australias tertiary institutions say something likely to …The Australian11 hours ago

China ready for shot at snooker glory as it pushes to dominate sport

Zhao Songrui, who coaches snooker in the western city of Chengdu, said a Chinese world champion would be a “great boost” for a country that has embraced …Financial Times7 hours ago

China’s economic growth surged to 18.3 per cent as activity revived

China’s economic growth surged to 18.3 per cent over a year ago in the first quarter of 2021 after factory and consumer activity returned largely to normal …9News19 hours ago

Engage and compete with China to boost Washington’s economic recovery

While maintaining the Trump tariffs in the near term, the Biden administration recognizes that the previous policy confronting China was a failure that burdened …The Seattle Times7 hours agoOpinion

Swipes at China as Joe Biden and Japanese PM seek united front in Asia Pacific

In his first in-person summit since taking office, the US president hosts Yoshihide Suga as part of efforts to face down Beijing.The Guardian1 hour ago

Can China’s new trade strategy hit the right buttons in Washington?

China and the United States should cooperate to revitalise multilateral trade.East Asia Forum14 hours ago

U.S. Urges ‘Decisive’ Steps by China to Shift Away From Exports

The U.S. said China continues to focus its policies on exports, and called on its biggest economic rival to implement forceful measures to boost domestic …Bloomberg1 hour ago

Duterte urged to confront Chinese ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

Manila urged to shore up its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea by building structures within its waters.Al Jazeera English15 hours ago

Exclusive: China opens its borders to billions of dollars of gold imports – sources

China has given domestic and international banks permission to import large amounts of gold into the country, five sources familiar with the matter said, …Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

Germany and France agree on climate cooperation with China

Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken to the presidents of China and France, agreeing to greater cooperation on climate change. Meanwhile, US climate envoy …DW (English)11 hours ago

How a Vietnam-Malaysia Fishing MOU Could Ease the Wider South China Sea Dispute

Malaysia and Vietnam intend to sign a memorandum of understanding that experts say could eventually help ease a decades-old, six-party dispute over sovereignty in the resource-rich South China Sea. Maritime law enforcement agencies from the two Southeast Asian countries aim to sign the memo this year and resolve at least 15 years of trouble over the movement of Vietnamese fishing vessels, the official Bernama news agency in Malaysia reported in early April. Bernama quoted the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency director-general saying he’s confident the deal, now in its final stages, will…VOA Asia17 hours ago

What a ‘kinetic war’ over Taiwan with an increasingly aggressive China could look like

As tensions build between China and Taiwan, there are growing concerns that Australia could be dragged into a military conflict.The New Daily6 hours ago

China to launch a pair of spacecraft towards the edge of the solar system

China is developing a mission to send a pair of spacecraft to study the far reaches of the solar system and reach interstellar space by mid-century.SpaceNews14 hours ago

Conflict Prevention Should Shape Policy Responses to Intensifying U.S.-China Competition

What idea—or set of ideas—will drive national security policy under the Biden administration? The Trump administration defined great power competitio…Council on Foreign Relations10 hours ago

US-China tech decoupling: IMF warns of global GDP crunch

Technological fragmentation could lead to losses of about 5 percent of global GDP, IMF research shows.Aljazeera.com17 hours ago

FTSE 100 closes above 7,000 for first time since Covid crash

The FTSE 100 has closed above 7,000 for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic triggered a collapse in global markets last year, driven by rising hopes for …The Guardian2 hours ago

China Plans to Approve First Foreign Covid-19 Vaccine by July

China is planning to approve its first foreign Covid-19 vaccine before July, according to people familiar with the matter, as pressure mounts from domestic …The Wall Street Journal10 hours ago

Billionaire Reveals His ‘Secret’ To Beating China At Manufacturing

Dean Solon built a multibillion-dollar fortune in solar energy by manufacturing precisely the sort of commodity gear that can be made more cheaply—and …Forbes16 hours ago

Montenegro tries to cool EU row over US$1 billion China road

PODGORICA, Montenegro: Montenegro’s finance minister on Friday (Apr 16) tried to ease concern over a near US$1 billion Chinese-backed road …CNA11 hours ago

China’s massed drills near Taiwan take aim at Washington audience

TAIPEI: Chinese carrier drills and stepped-up incursions into Taiwan’s air defence zone in recent weeks are meant to send a message to Washington …CNA18 hours ago

China’s consumers power recovery at home and abroad

Please forward this newsletter to friends and colleagues who might find it valuable. Even if they are not subscribers to the Financial Times, they can read the …Financial Times8 hours ago

Decades of service to China’s government didn’t save my Uyghur dad from prison

In 2017, my family’s nightmare began: Over four decades, my father, Mamat Abdullah, had served China in many posts, including in the 1990s as the mayor of …The Washington Post12 hours ago

Hungary blocks EU statement criticising China over Hong Kong, diplomats say

Hungary has blocked a European Union statement criticising China’s new security law in Hong Kong, two diplomats said, in a move likely to undermine efforts to …Reuters15 hours ago

China’s record fine against Alibaba spells the end of big tech’s romance with the state

China’s state-run anti-monopoly bureau has tightened its regulations on big tech players, as shown by its recent move against the country’s largest e-commerce …The Conversation AU20 hours ago

EU drops plans to punish China over Hong Kong electoral reform

European Union withdraws draft text from agenda for Foreign Affairs Council meeting after failing to gain support from all 27 member states.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

TSMC faces pressure to choose a side in US-China tech war

The world’s largest contract chipmaker is under pressure to pick a side in the US-China rivalry for technological supremacy, posing a dilemma for a company that …Financial Times23 hours ago

China Regulator Says Operations at Bad Loan Managers Are Stable

China’s financial regulator said operations at China Huarong Asset Management Co. are normal and the company has ample liquidity, marking the first official …Bloomberg13 hours ago

Biden, Suga reaffirm commitment to counter China’s ‘intimidation’

The leaders of the United States and Japan reaffirmed their commitment to counter China’s ‘intimidation’ in the East and South China seas, in talks that also …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post4 hours ago

China’s Internet Stocks Face More Pain, Top Global Investors Say

After a historic antitrust crackdown on China’s biggest tech companies last week, investors are betting there is more pain ahead.Bloomberg28 minutes ago

Beijing warns US, Japan against collusion vs China

China says it has expressed serious concerns to the United States and Japan over what it calls negative moves and collusion between the two countries against …ABC News17 hours ago

Japan, US showcase alliance, resolve in dealing with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga showcased the alliance between their two countries as well as their …The Associated Press9 minutes ago

China presses Hong Kongers to accept a Chinese vaccine

Many would prefer a better one, or distrust the whole process | China.The Economist2 hours ago

What Investors Should Look for as New China Legislation Looms

Expected U.S. legislation on China will reflect the Biden administration’s view that the U.S. must strengthen its offense, not just try to hold China back.Barron’s6 hours ago

Is growth in China soaring or slowing?

The answer depends on how you calculate growth | Finance & economics.The Economist2 hours agoOpinion

Coronavirus: China ramps up vaccination drive with incentives

China is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives — free eggs, store coupons and discounts on groceries and merchandise — to those getting …CTV News20 hours ago

Biden’s chip ‘arms race’ with China will add to global uncertainty

Nina Xiang is the founder of China Money Network, a media platform tracking China’s venture and tech sectors. She is author of “Red AI: Victories and.Nikkei Asia6 hours agoOpinion

China blocks US think tank website following critique on sanctions

‘The biggest change lately is that China now believes it has the right to police debate about China wherever it occurs in the world,’ said Centre for Strategic and …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post8 hours ago

European stocks advance as China posts record quarterly growth

Gross domestic product (GDP) in the world’s second largest economy jumped 18.3% in the first quarter, compared to a year earlier, according to official data.Yahoo Finance Australia19 hours ago

Stocks climb to fresh records as China posts blowout Q1 growth

Global stocks rallied Friday, with major indices hitting new all-time highs, following data showing record economic growth in China and additional acceleration in …Yahoo Finance Australia16 hours ago

We cannot let China set the standards for 21st century technologies | TheHill

Washington must take steps to bolster U.S. public- and private-sector participation in international standards-setting bodies.The Hill9 hours agoOpinion

Iron ore shakes off China production restrictions

A *fresh* cyclical high for iron ore traded in the spot market has defied concerns environmental restrictions introduced in China’s steel capital would end the run of …The Australian Financial Review21 hours ago

China may send peacekeepers to Afghanistan when US troops leave: experts

Beijing is concerned terrorist groups will prosper if there is a lack of stability in the region, observers say.South China Morning Post23 hours ago

Post-pandemic job market improves in China, but young people face ‘pressure’

China’s official surveyed unemployment rate was 5.4 per cent in the first quarter, down 0.4 percentage points from a year earlier, but young people are still …South China Morning Post9 hours ago

Mercedes sales in China help accelerate Daimler profit

Soaring Chinese demand for luxury Mercedes-Benz cars and higher prices drove a better-than-expected profit for Daimler in the first quarter, helping it navigate …Reuters11 hours ago

Chinese fishermen find drone ship ‘used for spying by foreign country’

Vessel equipped with antennas and surveillance equipment discovered off Jiangsu, according to state media.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

China’s marathons ditch foreign brands amid Xinjiang cotton boycott

Several marathons in China’s major cities have abandoned foreign brands that had incited outrage on Chinese social media for their discriminating stance …Global Times12 hours ago

Citi’s retreat highlights global banks’ struggle in India, China

Citigroup Inc.’s plan to exit its retail business in China and India underscores the frustrating battle for market share international banks face in two of Asia’s …Mint7 hours ago

The Chinese government embraces tech industry competition

The Chinese government has been dismantling the bulwark behind which American Big Tech has been hiding to avoid domestic regulation. “While people are …Brookings Institution8 hours ago

China Dares Japanese Officials to Drink Fukushima Wastewater

China is ratcheting up pressure over Japan’s plan to release treated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean, calling on …Bloomberg22 hours ago

China’s economy shakes off pandemic ‘hiccups’, but outlook still cloudy

China’s economy is expected to slow gradually over the course of the year, but at what pace will depend on Beijing’s scaling back of economic support to focus …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post16 hours ago

Oil up over strong economic recovery signs in US, China

Coronavirus cases in India, however, hit single-day record for 1st time since start of pandemic, curbing more price hikes – Anadolu Agency.Anadolu Agency | English18 hours ago

China To Build More Bio Labs Amid Scrutiny Over Wuhan Facility On Covid

China has operationalised its new biosecurity law to fortify the legal cover for the establishment and safe operation of more bio labs in the country amidst …NDTV8 hours ago

Hong Kong schools devote a day to China’s national security

The shift to a forceful inculcation of national security issues, even among young children, comes as Beijing increases its control over almost all sectors and …The Japan Times22 hours ago

‘F9’ Revs Up May 21 China Release; Further Overseas Markets Will Also Start Engines Ahead Of Domestic

Fuel-injecting some mega-muscle into the international box office landscape, Universal’s F9 has been set for a May 21 release date in China, a full five weeks …Deadline12 hours ago

China to send ‘positive message’ on climate

A top Chinese diplomat on Friday said that his country, the world’s largest carbon emitter, planned to send a “positive message” at a climate change meeting …Lynchburg News and Advance7 hours ago

Career diplomat tipped to be next US ambassador to China

Appointment of a State Department insider would break with recent habit of political appointees being given the Beijing post.South China Morning Post17 hours ago

Crypto watershed, Amtrak Joe, China GDP and a $1.36m pixel

We gather the numbers to know from the week’s biggest economic news stories so you can impress your friends.Al Jazeera English4 hours ago

China to sentence 7 Hong Kong democracy advocates involved in protests

Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including 82-year-old veteran activist Martin Lee and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, are …Business Standard23 hours ago

China Cracked Down on Its Internet Giants. The Rebound Will Be Slow.

There are sit-downs, and then there is what occurred in Beijing on April 13. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation summoned 34 internet companies …Barron’s16 hours ago

China’s carbon-neutrality plans now falls under purview of central bank

People’s Bank of China governor Li Gang says push to become carbon neutral by 2060 will cost nation nearly 139 trillion yuan (US$21 trillion).South China Morning Post14 hours ago

Asian markets rise after record China growth, Wall St surge

Asian markets rose Friday as record Chinese economic growth reaffirmed the country’s strong recovery, while traders tracked a Wall Street surge fuelled by …Yahoo Finance Australia23 hours ago

Chabahar Port is not against China or Gwadar, Iran FM Javad Zarif says

At the Raisina Dialogue, Zarif said the Chabahar project will move since India, Pakistan, China and Iran all have a ‘shared interest’ in Afghanistan.ThePrint9 hours ago

Las Vegas Sands Is Ready To Wager More On China

Robert Goldstein joined Las Vegas Sands a quarter-century ago and worked his way up to become the right-hand man of billionaire founder Sheldon Adelson, …Forbes10 hours ago

Why Nike’s China Troubles Won’t Derail the Stock

Shares of Nike have fallen in the past month, hurt by worries about a boycott in the key Chinese market. Stifel says that is a short-term concern for the athletic …Barron’s13 hours ago

Global and China Furfural Markets, 2015-2020 & 2021-2026 –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global and Chinese Furfural Industry, 2021 Market Research Report” report has been added to’s …Business Wire12 hours ago

The Nanjing ‘angel’ helping China’s desperate back from the brink

NANJING: On a grey and rainy morning, Chen Si patrols the Nanjing bridge soaring above China’s Yangtze river, determined to stop the desperate …CNA19 hours ago

Car companies face a chip problem. Soon China will hand them a cobalt problem that might trigger radical ownership moves

U.S. President Joe Biden found out the hard way that supply chain obstacles are bad news for Corporate America. He moved fast to hand US$50-billion to the …The Globe and Mail7 hours agoOpinion

Calls for more tech bans on China get louder in Washington

In a letter this week, congressmen called for banning exports of electronic design automation software to China, joining a chorus of increasingly ‘hawkish’ voices …South China Morning Post16 hours ago

Rolls-Royce: Phantom Tempus collection: a highly innovative debut in China

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection made its China debut in Shanghai on 16th April 2021. This Bespoke masterpiece, which is inspired by time and …Automotive World13 hours ago

France, Germany hope talks with Xi may help steady China-EU ties

Trilateral discussion between French, German and Chinese leaders seen as attempt to find common ground after weeks of tension.South China Morning Post20 hours ago

China’s digital yuan won’t topple US dollar, Bank of Japan official says

The Biden administration is increasing its scrutiny of China’s progress toward a digital currency amid concern it could kick off a long-term bid to displace the US …South China Morning Post23 hours ago

China’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Re-Release Rollout Marred By Chaos, Refunds

“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy re-release in China is off to a rocky start after digital prints were unable to make it to cinemas in time.Variety2 hours ago


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