China in the News: April 20, 2021

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

Uyghur Australian woman breaks her silence as her husband is sentenced to 25 years in a Chinese jail in Xinjiang

Mehray Mezensof speaks out for the first time about her husband, an Australian permanent resident, who has been jailed in Xinjiang, China.ABC News5 hours ago

‘The whole atmosphere has changed’: China’s ambitious plan to solve the climate puzzle

China has grand ambitions to break away from its dependency on fossil fuel but the massive shift has been likened to “changing the course of a big ship”.Sydney Morning Herald22 hours ago

Duterte urged to stop ‘grovelling to China’ over reef dispute

Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte risks making his country “another one of China’s satellites” with his silence over Beijing’s incursion in the South China Sea.9News21 hours ago

How Can Foreigners Enter China Under the COVID-19 Travel Restrictions?

This article offers China entry guidance to the different categories of foreigners based on their visa type, inoculation status, nationality, and so on.China Briefing12 hours ago

One year on, what’s happened in the China-Australia trade conflict?

China and Australia have been locked in a trade dispute for the past year that shows little sign of easing, raising questions about whether the trading relationship …South China Morning Post4 hours ago

If push comes to shove with China, Biden meeting may be marked as the moment Tokyo chose sides

The first leader Joe Biden welcomed to a face-to-face meeting at the White House was Japan’s Prime Minister.Sydney Morning Herald5 hours ago

‘Very clear’: Major Australian ally pushes back on China stance

While the Australian government’s hard line on multiple China-related matters fails to waver, New Zealand has given yet another indication it will distance itself …Yahoo News Australia13 hours ago

China state media stays quiet on Taiwan as Beijing seeks US dialogue

BEIJING — Ambassador Hideo Tarumi, a veteran China hand, sat in the Japanese embassy in Beijing waiting for the call.Japan and the U.S.Nikkei Asia6 hours ago

Labor urges tougher line on China’s human rights abuses

Labor is urging the Morrison government to provide a detailed assessment of China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang after the US and Canada labelled …The Australian Financial Review15 hours ago

China declares war is preferable over closer Taiwan-US ties

Beijing has declared it prefers the idea of war over allowing closer Taiwan-US hours ago

China economic bullying: how Australia can power past it

Australia has done a Dustin Martin-style fend-off to China’s economic bullying, so what is the Chinese Government thinking now and what happens next?The Weekly Times23 hours ago

‘Ball is in your court’: US urged to join mega Asia-Pacific trade deal

Long Yongtu says United States should work with China to merge the CPTPP trade agreement with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.South China Morning Post11 hours ago

After Afghanistan, China and Russia will test Biden

“America is back” proclaimed Joe Biden, a few weeks ago. But in Afghanistan, America is out. The US president has just announced the withdrawal of all …Financial Times14 hours ago

China must wean itself off coal to meet climate goal

A US-China co-operation pledge on the environment has reaffirmed faith in Xi Jinping’s 2060 carbon neutrality target, but reducing the country’s reliance on coal …The Australian Financial Review17 hours ago

Tracing China’s climate change journey from denial to decarbonisation

Earth Day’s virtual summit of world leaders could be an opportunity to establish Beijing’s green credentials.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post2 hours ago

China is starting clinical trials of a Covid vaccine that can be inhaled

China’s CanSino Biologics will start clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine administered through inhalation next week, the company’s co-founder and Chief …CNBC18 hours ago

China’s treatment of Uighurs is ‘crimes against humanity’: Report

Human Rights Watch is the latest to document policies of mass detention, torture and cultural persecution in Xinjiang.Al Jazeera English5 hours ago

One year of China-Australia trade tensions

Relations between China and Australia have become fraught over the past year after Canberra pushed for an international probe into the origin of the …South China Morning Post17 hours ago

China’s ‘goal is not to replace US dollar’ with the yuan

China’s efforts to promote its digital currency as well as the internationalisation of the yuan had caused concerns it wanted to topple the US dollar as the world’s …South China Morning Post19 hours ago

Xi to Address Global Risks at China’s High-Profile Boao Forum

President Xi Jinping will give a high profile speech Tuesday at the Boao Forum on Asia, an opportunity for him to showcase China’s dramatic recovery from the …Bloomberg1 hour ago

GT survey shows 90% say China should not look up to West; experts say confident Chinese won’t tolerate foreign provocations

Approximately 90 percent of the young Chinese participating in the latest survey conducted by the Global Times Research Center believe China should not “look …Global Times9 hours ago

China’s birth rate tipped to fall

China could see its number of births slide below 10 million annually in the next five years if the government does not abolish its policy of limiting families to two …Yahoo News Australia17 hours ago

After a bitcoin crackdown, China now calls it an ‘investment alternative’ in a significant shift in tone

China called bitcoin an “investment alternative” marking a significant shift in tone after regulators cracked down on cryptocurrency trading in 2017.CNBC16 hours ago

AUTOSHOW Chip shortage casts shadow over China’s auto industry recovery

A global shortage of semiconductors is hitting autos production in China, jeopardising hopes the world’s biggest car market might spearhead a recovery in the …Reuters12 hours ago

Japan drops more than 1%; China’s benchmark lending rate release ahead

China is set to release its latest one-year loan prime rate (LPR) as well as the five-year LPR at 9:30 a.m. HK/SIN.CNBC26 minutes ago

Tesla China Demand Powers Ahead With Record Registrations

Tesla Inc.’s growth in China is powering on, with registrations of its electric cars rising to a record last month.Bloomberg23 hours ago

China’s market regulator investigates Alibaba-Minmetals JV

China’s market regulator is investigating a joint venture between e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (9988.HK) and Minmetals Development (600058.Reuters11 hours ago

Australian dollar to sink as US rises and China falls

As much of the MSM celebrates China’s post-COVID economic recovery, mistaking short-term catch-up growth for something more sustainable, MB has been …MacroBusiness10 hours ago

Blinken warns US is falling behind China in race to capitalize on climate opportunities

US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said that “coming up short” in efforts to address climate change “will have major repercussions” for US national security and …CNN 1 hour ago

China’s answer to US’ overbearing actions: equal-footing diplomacy

If there is any change in China’s diplomacy in the new era, the answer would be China has switched on equal diplomacy, Zhang Weiwei, director of the China …Global Times11 hours ago

China and Artificial Intelligence – The Diplomat

The U.S. National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence released its final report recently, listing China as a strategic competitor to the United States in …The Diplomat10 hours ago

China clears the way for a massive amount of gold imports

(Kitco News) – China has cleared the way for gold imports A weekend Reuters exclusive report has suggested about 150 tonnes of gold (worth $8.5 billion at …Kitco NEWS14 hours ago

China’s top ballet troupe to host workshop with new works

The National Ballet of China, the country’s top ballet troupe, is set to host a workshop at Beijing’s Tianqiao Theater on April 29-30. The troupe will perform seven …Global Times13 hours ago

Analysis: Beijing huddles with friends, seeks to fracture US-led ‘clique’

China is shoring up ties with autocratic partners like Russia and Iran, as well as economically dependent regional countries, while using sanctions and threats to …Reuters8 hours ago

Focus on human rights a challenge in China

PRI’s focus on human rights comes just as that topic has left global retailers facing a backlash in China’s fast-growing consumer market.Pensions & Investments20 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE China’s Ant explores ways for Jack Ma to exit

Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack Ma to divest his stake in the financial technology giant and give up control, as meetings with Chinese regulators …Reuters19 hours ago

Taiwan Is Developing A New Fighter Jet—It Might Last Minutes In A War With China

Taiwanese industry is developing a new manned fighter jet. It might be a bad idea. The Republic of China Air Force might not survive the fiery early moments of …Forbes12 hours ago

2021 Ford Evos revealed for China, Australian launch unlikely

The 2021 Ford Evos has been unveiled at the Shanghai motor show – though don’t expect to see it reach Australia in the near future. The spiritual successor to …CarAdvice10 hours ago

Chinese feminists are being silenced by nationalist trolls. Some are fighting back

China’s feminist movement is the latest target of a sweeping online crusade against voices deemed “unpatriotic.” Trolls sift through years of posts on feminist …CNN 17 hours ago

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

(Bloomberg) — After a historic antitrust crackdown on China’s biggest tech companies last week, investors are betting there is more pain ahead.GAM Investments …Yahoo Finance22 hours ago

China Box Office: Japanese Anime Dominates, ‘Lord of the Rings’ Derailed by Logistical Issues

The China re-release of ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ was marred by authorities granting screening permission just a day in advance, which resulted in prints …Hollywood Reporter19 hours ago

China deploys long-range rocket launcher ‘as deterrent to India’

Military says it performed drills using long-range rocket system after the countries failed to reach agreement in latest talks over full border disengagement.South China Morning Post11 hours ago

China seeking to ‘distract’ on the environment ‘just as it did with the pandemic’

Sky News host Paul Murray says China is now seeking to “distract” on the environment amid reports it and the United States will be a “united force” when it …Chronicle12 hours ago

China Fintech Continues Rapid Evolution

Fintech continues to grow in China due to a favourable environment fostered by wide use of mobile devices and the internet, a strong digital payment ecosystem,Fitch Ratings21 hours ago

Kudlow: Stimulus payments to Americans are stimulating China’s economy

Fox Business Network host Larry Kudlow warned Monday of the unintended consequences of stimulus payments and high government spending.Fox Business3 hours ago

China targets 11% solar and wind in power mix in 2021

China’s government has signalled it will aim to deploy enough solar and wind power generation this year to make up 11% of the country’s total power mix, …PV-Tech9 hours ago

How the UK Can Look to China’s Example in Developing New Global Trade Ties

In his latest op-ed, Chris Devonshire-Ellis makes the case for how the UK could model its post-Brexit trade and investment partnerships along the BRI route.China Briefing13 hours ago

India can’t afford a ‘China decoupling’ as virus rages

Since the beginning of this month, the COVID-19 pandemic in India has been spiraling out of control and is moving in a direction of great concern.Global Times11 hours ago

Singapore and Indonesia exporters catch China’s GDP tailwind

SINGAPORE — Southeast Asian countries’ exports are growing on the back of China’s sharp rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest official stati.Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

China had ‘apparently known for years’ about pandemic risks of wet markets

China had “apparently known for years” about pandemic risks which came from places like wet markets, according to Sky News host Paul Murray. It comes amid …Herald Sun12 hours ago

US, allies besieging Russia offers lesson for China: Global Times editorial

The US has rallied its European allies to launch a new diplomatic expulsion campaign and a public opinion crackdown against Russia. In addition to the …Global Times12 hours agoOpinion

China to bring solar and wind power generation to 11% of total electricity use in 2021

China has flagged it will seek to raise its power generation from solar and wind plants to around 11% of the country’s total power consumption in 2021, from …Reuters10 hours ago

Changes in how young Chinese view the West

The Global Times Research Center has recently conducted a survey about changes in how young Chinese view the West. The survey gathered 1281 responses …Global Times10 hours ago

China’s Yuan Adds Renewed Momentum to Global Reflation Trade

China’s yuan is overvalued, and that could end up stoking global inflation.Bloomberg42 minutes ago

Study: China, Russia played role in amplifying QAnon conspiracy | TheHill

Nearly 20 percent of all Facebook posts between January 2020 and February 2021 related to QAnon originated outside the U.S., with China and Russia playing …The Hill3 hours ago

Russia’s cooperation with China on upcoming space station looks promising despite decision to build its own: experts

Russia will withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) after reaching its planned lifespan in 2024 and is working on a new station to replace it, Russian …Global Times7 hours ago

China Sticks With Old Growth Drivers to Spur Covid Recovery

(Bloomberg) — After fueling its V-shaped recovery by boosting spending on housing and infrastructure, China appears in no rush to drop its investment-led …Yahoo Finance17 hours ago

Without evidence of real progress, NZ’s foreign policy towards China looks increasingly empty

OPINION: The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue might be the most important security alliance you’ve never heard of. New Zealand needs to take it hours agoOpinion

Domestic advantages boost China Southern’s post-COVID prospects | CAPA

China Southern’s domestic capacity has soared beyond pre-pandemic levels after recent setbacks, but the grim outlook for international traffic is causing the …CAPA – Centre for Aviation13 hours ago

China NDRC approves 16 fixed-asset investment projects worth $6.96 bln in Q1

China’s state planner said on Monday that it approved 16 fixed-asset investment projects worth a total of 45.4 billion yuan ($6.96 billion) in the first quarter of this …Reuters20 hours ago

Chinese consumers start to embrace domestic brands: survey

From food, household appliances to vehicles, a majority of Chinese consumers believe that many Western brands could be replaced by Chinese ones, a Global …Global Times13 hours ago

Faurecia foresees robust Q2 growth on strong China demand

Faurecia forecast robust current-quarter sales growth on Monday, after surging sales in China helped the French car parts supplier beat market expectations in …Automotive News Europe12 hours ago

Lincoln Zephyr Name Returns on a Nice-Looking Sedan for China

Lincoln is bringing back the historic Zephyr name for a new concept car specifically for the China market. While the luxury brand recently canceled its MKZ and …Car and Driver4 hours ago

Chinese vaccine producers ready to assist India

Chinese vaccine-related producers have expressed willingness to cooperate with their Indian counterparts over vaccine production and distribution in response …Global Times11 hours ago

(OFFICIAL) AUTOSHOW Jaguar Land Rover expects China premium car sales to grow this year

Jaguar Land Rover (TAMO.NS) expects premium car sales to continue to grow this year in China, the automaker’s chief finance officer for China said.Reuters11 hours ago

Oppo beats Huawei to win back title of China’s top phone brand

SHANGHAI — Oppo outstripped Huawei Technologies to become China’s No. 1 smartphone brand in January and likely stayed at the top during the firs.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

China`s population to enter negative growth after 2025: Report

The demographics of the world’s most populous country is set to change as China will experience a negative growth after 2025, which will result in a shortage of …WION22 hours ago

China set to keep lending benchmark LPR unchanged for 12th month

China’s benchmark lending rate is set to remain unchanged for a 12th month at its April fixing on Tuesday, a Reuters survey showed.Reuters16 hours ago

China’s new Guangzhou exchange eyes carbon futures

China has formally launched its fifth futures exchange, in the southern city of Guangzhou, focusing on environmental products possibly including carbon futures.Argus Media12 hours ago

China is growing faster than ever: What it means for Aussies

China has recorded its fastest annual economic growth on record, its latest GDP figures have revealed. Its economy expanded 0.6 per cent in the March quarter …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide6 hours ago

China’s Meituan Seeks $10 Billion War Chest for Drones and Driverless Cars

The company also unveiled a new generation of self-driving delivery cars that it said were smarter and safer than previous versions.The Wall Street Journal10 hours ago

Hong Kong’s Octopus Card to launch payment card for mainland China

Octopus says it will launch a payment card across mainland China that will work in more than 300 cities in late 2021 or early 2022.Intelligent Transport12 hours ago

Int’l air freight route connects central China’s Zhengzhou, Athens – Xinhua |

ZHENGZHOU, April 19 (Xinhua) — The Chinese mainland launched its first regular cargo air route to Athens, the capital of Greece, in central China’s Henan …Xinhua11 hours ago

China Genome-Based Drug Industry Report 2021: Historical Data (2010, 2015 and 2020) and Long-Term Forecasts (2021-2030) –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Genome-Based Drug Industry Forecasts – China Focus” report has been added to’s offering.Business Wire10 hours ago

North Korea’s COVID-19 lockdown shows signs of easing as China trade soars

BEIJING: China’s exports to North Korea in March rose to a six-month high, with outbound shipments to its neighbour that month nearly 400 times …CNA14 hours ago

China Hydroxychloroquine Market Investigation Report 2021-2025 Featuring Shanghai Zhongxi Pharmaceutical & Sanofi-aventis Ireland –

The “Investigation Report on China’s Hydroxychloroquine Market, 2021-2025” report has been added to’s offering.Yahoo Finance11 hours ago

INSIGHTS | China looks beyond EVs

Hydrogen fuel, which can be used in applications from industrial processes to transportation, could allow China to move away from fossil fuels.ampTechNode14 hours ago

Wee footprint of baby stegosaur discovered in China

The smallest stegosaur footprint ever found has been discovered in China, and suggests that the baby pranced around on hind feet.Livescience.com12 hours ago

Report: China, Russia fueling QAnon conspiracy theories

Foreign-based actors, principally in China and Russia, are spreading online disinformation rooted in QAnon conspiracy theories, fueling a movement that has …Yahoo News Australia15 hours ago

China-Australia relations: on first anniversary of trade conflict, hay-import licences bedevil Australian exporters

Two months after their expiration, Chinese import permits for hay from 25 Australian businesses have not been renewed, as the political and trade conflict …Yahoo News15 hours ago

Mainland China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases vs 15 a day earlier

Mainland China reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on April 17, up from 15 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Sunday.Reuters23 hours ago

China’s US$87 billion electric car giant has not sold a single vehicle yet

Such exuberance over an carmaker that has repeatedly pushed back forecasts for when it will mass produce a car is emblematic of the froth that has been …South China Morning Post19 hours ago

China’s Life Insurance Dashboard: 2020 Results

Premium growth shows that China’s life sector is still fairly resilient and has picked up gradually in 2H20 from 1H, due mainly to the removal of social distan.Fitch Ratings23 hours ago

China’s Ding ahead as he aims to join Yan in World Championship advance

China’s Ding Junhui established a narrow 5-4 lead over former title-holder Stuart Bingham on Monday as he looked to join compatriot Yan Bingtao in the second …Yahoo Sport Australia3 hours ago

New energy vehicles, foreign inflows drive China stocks to end higher

SHANGHAI: China stocks ended higher, with the blue-chip index posting its best day in six weeks, led by gains in new energy vehicles firms, while strong foreign …Economic Times16 hours ago

Writing for the Chinese Diaspora

Monday: Introducing a revamped Chinese-language briefing.The New York Times12 hours ago

Volocopter eyes air taxi foray in China | News

Urban air mobility company Volocopter has teamed up China’s Geely Technology Group to work on introducing its electric air taxi services into the country.Flightglobal18 hours ago

China holds high-level forum on CPC history – Xinhua |

BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) — China has held a high-level forum on the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the first of its kind, as the CPC celebrates …Xinhua14 hours ago

Citi Said to Plan New China Investment Bank Within 18 Months

Citigroup Inc. is pushing ahead to set up new investment banking and trading operations in China after the lender announced it would be exiting retail banking …Bloomberg14 hours ago

China’s growing troubles in Central and Eastern Europe

Difficulties that have cropped up in the 17+1 summit have the potential to put a spanner in China’s idea of reaping benefits via the forum.ampObserver Research Foundation10 hours ago

A Year Into Pandemic, China Demand Drives Global Luxury

SHANGHAI — First to get hit with the COVID-19 virus more than a year ago, China has also emerged quickest out of the pandemic-induced lockdown. Thanks to …Yahoo Finance20 hours ago

China’s Fintech Evolves on Fast Track, Diversified Applications

Related Fitch Ratings *Content*: China Fintech Continues Rapid Evolution Fitch Ratings-Shanghai/Taipei-18 April 2021: Fintech continues to grow in China due …Fitch Ratings21 hours ago

GKN Automotive appoints new President of China business

Shaoling Qiu, who will be reporting directly to GKN Automotive CEO Liam Butterworth and based in Shanghai, is joining from Thyssenkrupp Automotive.Automotive World16 hours ago

Test pilot sees China’s J-20 to get 2D thrust vectoring nozzles

The pilot who first flew the J-20 believes that China’s most advanced stealth fighter jet will be upgraded with 2D thrust vectoring nozzles for its engines, …Global Times9 hours ago

Sustainable mobility: Schaeffler wants to continue their growth in China

Schaeffler is shaping the transformation of mobility in collaboration with their customers and is demonstrating this at Auto Shanghai 2021.Automotive World17 hours ago


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