China in the News: April 22, 2021

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

What happens to China’s rich and famous when they run into trouble with the law?

China is producing billionaires faster than anywhere on earth. But many of those who reach the pinnacle of fame and fortune find danger also lurks at the top.ABC News7 hours ago

Philippines beefs up military muscle in wake of alleged Chinese aggression in South China Sea

The Philippines government is beefing up its military presence in the South China Sea in response to what Manila says is increasing Chinese aggression.ABC News9 hours ago

‘Australia not targeting China’ after controversial Victorian trade deal scrapped

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says the Australian Government is not picking a fight with China after it scrapped Victoria’s controversial infrastructure agreement …9News4 hours ago

‘China is not a cow’: embassy chief accuses Australia of working with US to ‘illegally’ hamper Huawei

Canberra diplomat tells press club China should not be milked with a ‘plot to slaughter it in the end’The Guardian17 hours ago

Australia was blindsided when Five Eyes ally New Zealand backed away from China criticism

Australia and New Zealand have been partners in the Five Eyes for decades, but the Kiwis’ recent comments on China left their neighbours blindsided.Sydney Morning Herald6 hours ago

What Investors Want to Know: The Economic Impact of Australia-China Tensions

Rising Geopolitical Tensions with China a Key Focus for Australian Investors in 2021Tensions have been simmering for years, but appear to have escalated …Fitch Ratings2 hours ago

Australia’s lobster exporters look to ‘reboot’ after years of relying on China

Following their 2015 trade agreement, most of Australia’s rock lobster supply started going to China, but ‘re-engaging old markets again will take time’ after they …South China Morning Post5 hours ago

On Climate, U.S. And China Pledge Cooperation, But Competition Will Also Be Prominent

Bilateral ties are at a low and while Washington and Beijing agreed on climate cooperation, details are unclear. Competition with China is key to the Biden …NPR6 hours ago

Government tears up VIC deals with three countries including China

Among the four deals torn up by the federal government, was the state’s Belt and Road Initiative agreement with China, prompting a strong rebuke from the …ABC News1 hour ago

Fed govt vetoes Victoria-China BRI deal

The federal government has cancelled Victoria’s “Belt and Road Initiative” infrastructure agreement with China, saying it is inconsistent with Australia’s foreign …Yahoo News Australia15 hours ago

Complaints grow in China against Tesla autos

Electric carmaker Tesla is facing a backlash in China just as local competitors seek to challenge the US-based company’s share of the Asian giant’s market.Yahoo Finance Australia4 hours ago

The Hongqi S9 is the start of a new chapter in China’s automotive story

The 1400-horsepower hybrid hypercar is the first from a new joint venture that’s part of China’s massive Belt and Road project. It’s being developed under the …The Verge8 hours ago

The West must not give China a free ride on net zero

President Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, has just returned from China where it is claimed that the US and China have agreed to fight climate change with …The Australian Financial Review19 hours ago

China behind another hack as U.S. cybersecurity issues mount

China is behind a newly discovered series of hacks against key targets in the U.S. government, private companies and the country’s critical infrastructure, …NBC News1 hour ago

China to Launch First Module of Massive Space Station

Since the Soviet Union launched the first space station, Salyut 1, 50 years ago, humans have lived on a total of 11 such facilities in Earth orbit. China will soon …Scientific American14 hours ago

US lawmakers intensify bipartisan efforts to counter China

A bipartisan U.S. congressional push to counteract China picked up steam on Wednesday as a Senate committee overwhelmingly backed a bill pressing Beijing …Reuters3 hours ago

China’s Twitter trolls make bid for vacant Trump property

Own the libs” obnoxiousness failed, but China’s social media diplomats haven’t all got the memo.The Interpreter20 hours ago

Beijing Pushing for Vaccine Passport for Those Inoculated With Chinese Vaccines

Voice of America20 hours ago

China’s overseas naval base is now big enough for its aircraft carriers, a top US commander says

China’s first overseas military base has expanded and is now capable of supporting the country’s growing aircraft carrier force, a US combatant commander …Business Insider10 hours ago

China plays us on a carbon fiddle

China is by far the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide and the truth is it has zero commitment to “carbon reduction”. Terry McCrann. follow. 3 min read.Herald Sun3 hours ago

Commentary: Why is former Chinese premier Wen Jiabao’s eulogy about his mother being censored?

Chinese censors may have deemed the Macau Herald article to be an unacceptable, scalding criticism of President Xi Jinping and his policies, but that view is …CNA3 hours ago

In South Korea, Antagonism Toward China Is Growing

Voice of America23 hours ago

Ireland just surpassed China in confirmed COVID-19 deaths — how on Earth did that happen?

The Republic of Ireland, the small island on the northwestern tip of Europe, has a population of 4.9 million, compared to China’s 1.4 billion people.MarketWatch1 hour ago

China’s vaccine nationalism softens as country signals it may approve foreign-made shots

As much as China may want to promote its domestically-produced Covid-19 vaccines, it has to face reality.CNN 19 hours ago

China hits out at ‘provocative’ Australian scrapping of BRI deal

China late Wednesday called an Australian federal government decision to scrap a Belt and Road Initiative BRI deal between Beijing and Victoria state …The Weekly Times9 hours ago

De-coupling from China would be the wrong way to go, Germany warns

The European Union needs to engage with China despite many differences instead of opting for a more isolationist approach, Germany said on Wednesday.Reuters13 hours ago

Biden’s economic plans will help the U.S. compete with China, says former Treasury secretary

Former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said President Joe Biden’s plans to bolster the U.S. economy could help the country to compete with China’s massive Belt …CNBC18 hours ago

China feminists face clampdown, closure of online accounts

China’s feminist movement has been facing another wave of crackdowns, with dozens of social media accounts run by feminist activists abruptly shut down in …DW (English)10 hours ago

Laiye, China’s answer to UiPath, closes $50 million Series C+

Robotic process automation has become buzzy in the last few months. New York-based UiPath is on course to launch an initial public offering after gaining an …TechCrunch58 minutes ago

China is developing plans for a 13,000-satellite megaconstellation

China is to oversee the construction and operation of a national satellite internet megaconstellation by coordinating the country’s major space actors.SpaceNews15 hours ago

Australia Cancels State’s Belt And Road Deal With China

Australia on Wednesday announced it would revoke a state government’s deal to join China’s Belt and Road initiative, saying it was inconsistent with the nation’s …NDTV13 hours ago

China confirms Xi will attend Biden’s Earth Day climate summit

Chinese president will address virtual meeting of 40 world leaders organised by the White House to tackle climate change.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post23 hours ago

A top China academic has cast doubt over Chinese human rights abuses in Xinjiang

The chair of parliaments intelligence and security committee has blasted the head of Australias top China-focused academic institution after she cast doubt over …The Australian13 hours ago

China to support Russia-proposed meeting of 5 nuke powers: observer

Russian President Vladimir Putin once again urged in his annual address to the Federal Assembly on Wednesday for permanent members of the UN Security …Global Times10 hours ago

China’s Fishing Fleet, the World’s Largest, Drives Beijing’s Global Ambitions

In its push to become a maritime superpower, China is deploying its commercial power. It is now turning more aggressive, with governments and conservation …The Wall Street Journal11 hours ago

GT Voice: Tesla blunder offers a lesson for foreign firms in China

US electric carmaker Tesla is under serious fire in China in what could be the biggest public relations crisis for the otherwise highly popular company in the …Global Times11 hours ago

Greenpeace Chides Alibaba on Energy as China Tech Gets Greener

(Bloomberg) — China’s tech giants are shifting slowly toward using more clean electricity to power their energy-hungry operations, Greenpeace found in its …Yahoo Finance Australia23 hours ago

AUTOSHOW Chinese woman’s Tesla protest prompts 5-day detention, company apology

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) apologised to Chinese consumers for not addressing a customer’s complaints in a timely way, and said it would launch a review of its *service* …Reuters9 hours ago

SPECIAL REPORT Hong Kong activists retreat as China-style justice comes to their city

On March 23, a Hong Kong High Court judge denied former Democratic Party lawmaker Andrew Wan’s bail appeal and sent him back to Lai Chi Kok prison.Reuters17 hours ago

U.S. has not proven genocide charges against China

Beijing is violating the Uighurs’ human rights, but there’s scant evidence of mass deaths. The U.S. should withdraw the genocide charges and support an…MarketWatch8 hours ago

Sri Lanka expels ship carrying nuclear material for China

Hambantota port was leased to China in 2017 for 99 years after the Sri Lankan government was unable to repay $1.4 million it had borrowed from Beijing to …CNA12 hours ago

Digital Yuan Gives China a New Tool to Strike Back at Critics

(Bloomberg) — Even as China grows in economic and military power, perhaps nothing reveals Beijing’s weaknesses more than the U.S.’s control of the global …Yahoo Finance Australia20 hours ago

Politics with Michelle Grattan: military ‘watch-dog’ Neil James on Afghanistan, China, and Peter Dutton

Michelle Grattan discusses the Australian military with executive director of the Australia Defence Associate, Neil James.The Conversation AU17 hours ago

China Is Where I Wanted to Stay Forever — The Paper Tiger Lady’s Six Visits to China

Many people must have heard about Chairman Mao Zedong’s assertion that “imperialism and all reactionaries are paper tigers”. This famous statement served …Global Times16 hours ago

With US help, Japan’s stance towards China hardens

Suga’s willingness to discuss Taiwan during his White House visit was a departure from the norm.Financial Times14 hours ago

Australia cancels Victoria state’s belt and road pact with China

While agreements on scientific cooperation between Victoria and organisations in Iran and Syria were also cancelled, analysts say Canberra’s target is Beijing.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Four killed in bomb at Pakistan hotel hosting Chinese ambassador

At least four dead and dozens wounded from explosion in car park of luxury hotel in the city of Quetta.The Guardian3 hours ago

Michael Smith, journalist who fled China says Australia is missing out

The launch of the new China Story Yearbook highlighted treatment of journalists in under the CCP.The Canberra Times21 hours ago

Sourcing survey reveals the countries pulling buyers away from China

Vietnam, India and Turkey are leading the sourcing diversification charge away from China, according to a new survey. Qima, a Hong Kong-based supply chain …theloadstar.com12 hours ago

UK’s Foreign Office slashes aid to China by 95 percent

Opposition and NGOs criticize ‘sweeping’ aid cuts and lack of detail in allocations.POLITICO Europe7 hours ago

Ride-Hailing Operators’ Demand for EVs to Recover in China

Fitch Ratings-Beijing-21 April 2021: Leading Chinese automakers are likely to benefit from the recovering ride-hailing market, as operators add more ele.Fitch Ratings19 hours ago

Iron Ore Price Rally Blunts China’s Trade Pressure

SYDNEY—A run-up in the price of iron ore to a decade high is blunting China’s pressure tactics in a major trade dispute. China imposed a series of import …The Wall Street Journal15 hours ago

China diplomat blasts Australia on Huawei

China’s deputy ambassador has lashed Australia for banning Huawei in a *fresh* attack accusing the government of illegal and immoral conduct.Australia was the …Yahoo News Australia20 hours ago

Why US can’t emulate China’s lessons on infrastructure building

After the US identified China as a strategic competitor, US President Joe Biden announced his plan to invest more in chips, infrastructure and many other areas …Global Times17 hours ago

Study Xi’s legal theories for ‘fundamental guidance’, lawmakers told

Legislature should use Xi’s ideas as fundamental guidance, top aide says in remarks seen as a bid to further lift Xi’s status before Communist Party centenary.South China Morning Post15 hours ago

2021’s China-France Cultural Festival highlights two countries’ ties with 78 events amid pandemic

The 15th China-France Cultural Festival, the largest foreign cultural festival in China amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is being held from Wednesday to July 31 in …Global Times18 hours ago

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie on Port of Darwin, Belt and Road deal

Outspoken Senator Jacqui Lambie is demanding that the Port of Darwin lease to a Chinese company come under the microscope, after Victoria’s controversial …NEWS.com.au51 minutes ago

Keep border issue at ‘appropriate position’, focus on long term ties, China tells India

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said, “We hope India will meet China halfway and will focus on the bigger picture of long term development …The Indian Express10 hours ago

There Are No Issues on Which China Can Be Considered an Ally

China’s economic liberalization and integration into the international order did not —as many expected — result in its political liberalization or its development …Yahoo News6 hours ago

Corn Is Surging as U.S. Sees China Imports at All-Time High

Corn prices climbed above $6 a bushel to the loftiest level in almost eight years after the U.S. said it expects China to buy an all-time high amount of the grain off …Bloomberg7 hours ago

US spy planes keep close eye on China amid live-fire military exercises

American aircraft goes unusually near naval base on east coast, think tank says.South China Morning Post12 hours ago

China’s FDI Inflow Surge in Q1 2021: An Explainer

China’s FDI inflow surged in Q1 2021, illustrating China’s appeal as the world’s top foreign investment destination. This article explains why.China Briefing18 hours ago

Viewing China From Afar: The Millenary Huangpu, a Beginning of Entrepreneurship

How do foreigners start business in China? Where do they start their dreams? China’s economy grew 18.3% year on year in Q1 of 2021. In 2020, while facing …Yahoo Finance3 hours ago

Chinese state media airs expert’s grievance against WHO chief, lab leak theory

Unnamed scientist who investigated pandemic origins given state media platform to accuse ‘irresponsible’ WHO director general of pursuing controversial …South China Morning Post15 hours ago

China’s backlash against Western brands may be short-lived

After the backlash in China for its previous comments on forced labor in Xinjiang, Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M issued a new statement on March 31, …Washington Post15 hours ago

China hits milestone of 200M vaccine shots administered

Vaccination rate in China climbs to 12.2%, 8th highest in world, says media report – Anadolu Agency.Anadolu Agency15 hours ago

China’s Xi to attend online Biden climate summit

No global solution on climate change is likely without both the US and China – which account for nearly half of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions – on …Daily Telegraph23 hours ago

Another exec at China’s biggest policy bank accused of graft

A former operating chief of China Development Bank, the nation’s biggest policy lender, has been placed under investigation by the Communist Party’s …Nikkei Asia10 hours ago

Foreign journalists welcome if they ‘present true image’ of China: diplomat

Wang Xining, Beijing’s No 2 diplomat in Canberra, also said China was ‘open’ for cooperation with Australia amid a downturn in relations, but it would defend its …South China Morning Post13 hours ago

CGTN: China’s voices at Boao: Multilateralism, openness and BRI USA

BEIJING, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With the world in the midst of a coronavirus-induced economic and health crisis, China has called on all countries in …PRNewswire22 hours ago

Japanese Lawmakers Form Alliance in Support of Mongolians in China

Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday launched a parliamentary alliance aimed at “protecting Mongolian culture from assimilation policies of the Chinese …Radio Free Asia13 hours ago

China issuing ‘direct threat’ a call for Australia to ‘stand up’ for itself

Former Labor minister Stephen Conroy says the Chinese embassy’s address to the National Press Club of Australia just “makes the case” for Australia to ‘stand …Chronicle12 hours ago

China angered by Vic Belt and Road cut

China has slammed Australia’s “provocative” decision to tear up Victoria’s Belt and Road Initiative agreement with Beijing, warning the move will further dama…Ballarat Courier10 hours ago

Vic Belt and Road deal with China torn up

Australia’s foreign minister says her decision to tear up Victoria’s Belt and Road agreement with China isn’t intended to inflame diplomatic tensions with Bei…Newcastle Herald4 hours ago

A Digital Yuan Should Be Welcomed by the U.S.

An app-based international Chinese currency would be good for American exports and the global financial network — which is also why it may never happen.Bloomberg5 hours agoOpinion

PoliticsNow: Fresh transmission case suspected in Sydney hotel; sick NZ worker cleaned planes to Australia

Welcome to The Australians rolling coverage of political news amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The Australian12 hours ago

China, Middle East dominate 2020 list of top executioners: Report

Amnesty’s annual review shows decrease in number of global executions in 2020 but 18 countries continued the practice.Al Jazeera English14 hours ago

China Considers Supporting Huarong With Central Bank Funds

China is considering a plan that would see the central bank assume more than 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) of assets from China Huarong Asset Management …Bloomberg18 hours ago

China’s Green-Power Funding Is Blowing in the Wind

China’s renewable energy has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, but that has also come with a price: unfunded liabilities. Unless Beijing fixes the …The Wall Street Journal14 hours ago

China starts large-scale testing of its internet of the future

HONG KONG: China launched a large-scale experimental network in Beijing on Tuesday to test the future of internet technology over the next five to 10 years.Bangkok Post18 hours ago

China’s vaccines put to real-world test against Covid-19

Studies of vaccinated populations in Chile and Brazil show Sinovac can reduce deaths, counter variants.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post23 hours ago

China regulator fines parent of BMW partner over false accounting

HONG KONG — China’s securities regulator has fined Huachen Automotive Group Holdings and a group of current and former executives almost $9 million over …Nikkei Asia14 hours ago

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