China in the News: April 23, 2021

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

China threatens to retaliate after Australia cancels two Belt and Road agreements

Chinese state media says the Australian government has fired a ‘major shot’ in what could be another trade war.The Guardian8 hours ago

‘Firmly and forcefully’: China threatens Australia over Belt and Road decision

China has warned Australia to reverse a decision to rip up Victoria’s Belt and Road Initiative deal, but the federal government is ready to wear any retaliation …Sydney Morning Herald17 hours ago

‘Extremely irresponsible’: Chinese scientist slams WHO chief

A Chinese scientist on the international team investigating the origins of Covid-19 has lashed out at the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) chief over his calls …Yahoo News Australia18 hours ago

China, India Complicate Biden’s Climate Ambitions

China and India will play outsize roles in efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions as President Biden seeks to spur more ambitious targets on climate change.The Wall Street Journal7 hours ago

New Zealand’s stance on China has deep implications for the Five Eyes alliance

Analysis: Country has confirmed itself the weak link in the intelligence chain it joined with the US, UK, Canada and Australia.The Guardian1 hour ago

China rival: The other Belt and Road snaps into gear

China, for all of its false starts, debt traps and bungled projects, had caught a myopic West with its overall vision. Now an alternative to the BRI is brewing.Sydney Morning Herald4 hours ago

Strategic Competition Act further pushes China-US ties toward confrontation

Can China and the US still cooperate? The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday backed the “Strategic Competition Act of 2021” by 21-1, …Global Times12 hours ago

Will China’s appetite for Australian iron ore spare it from trade conflict?

Smaller Australian exporters of products like lobster will struggle to quickly find alternative markets to China, analysts say, but iron ore miners have little to be …South China Morning Post5 hours ago

Uyghurs: MPs state genocide is taking place in China

More than a million people are estimated to have been detained at camps in the region of Xinjiang.BBC News7 hours ago

Federal Government dumps Victoria’s Belt and Road deal with China

China has hinted at a possible retaliation, after the Morrison government ripped up two contentious infrastructure projects between Victoria and Beijing. Stephen …ABC News16 hours ago

US, Australia fall in Chinese outbound-investment rankings by think tank

Government-backed institute also warns of the risks in investing in nations that fall under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, while Germany is now ranked as the …South China Morning Post12 hours ago

Western governments shed crocodile tears over Uyghur oppression in China

Twelve million Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province are subjected to blanket repression, but Western concern for their plight is hypocritical and driven by the …Red Flag21 hours ago

China Construction Industry Set to Grow by 12.4% to Reach US$ 1355314.5 million in 2021

Dublin, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “China Construction Industry Databook Series – Market Size & Forecast (2016 – 2025) by Value and Volume …Yahoo Finance Australia17 hours ago

China drops the mask on its global ambition

As China’s economic revival has given the country a global weight commensurate with its demographic scale, the choices it makes are crucial for regional and …The Interpreter22 hours ago

How China’s savings could help save the planet

Martin Raiser and Sebastian Eckardt explain how increasing China’s share of financing to green investment could go a long way in the transition to greener …Brookings Institution12 hours ago

China claims new stealth drone rivals US B-21 Raider

A Chinese developer claims it has created a prototype for a stealth drone which could rival the US Air Forc…9News17 hours ago

Pakistan Investigates Whether Attack Targeted China’s Ambassador

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Authorities are investigating whether the Chinese ambassador was the target of a suicide bombing in a restive Western province, …The Wall Street Journal6 hours ago

US says China’s coercion takes ‘tremendous toll’ on Australia

US State Department spokesman Ned Price, seen at a daily briefing in February 2021, has voiced solidarity with Australia but declined to weigh in directly on a …CNA4 hours ago

China willing to help India in COVID-19 fight

China is willing to help India as it fights a surge in coronavirus cases, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday.Reuters13 hours ago

Jack Ma Shows Why China’s Tycoons Keep Quiet

High-profile business leaders have been detained, sidelined or silenced as the Communist Party moves forcefully to keep companies in line. Today, the best …The New York Times16 hours ago

China Eyes More Bases in Africa, US Military Official Says

U.S. forces in Africa are keeping a watchful eye on China, worried Beijing is getting closer to establishing a network of military and naval bases across the …Voice of America4 hours ago

China accuses Australia of hypocrisy over cancelled belt and road deals

‘Australia says it wants to open up cooperation with China and increase our high-level dialogue, but it says one thing and does another,’ foreign ministry …South China Morning Post16 hours ago

Box troubles still hitting forwarders in China and India as prices keep rising

As container prices in China and India continue to surge, local forwarders are “busier than ever” trying to secure space. Leasing platform Container xChange …theloadstar.com12 hours ago

Analysis: Tesla’s bad week in China was months in the making

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has had a terrible week in China, but sentiment against the U.S. electric car company in its second-biggest market had been building as it …Reuters3 hours ago

China Crisis Fears Span the Full Range for Global Investors

There’s lots to be concerned about, from economic, technology and geopolitical tensions to the threat of a Lehman-style crisis.Bloomberg17 hours agoOpinion

U.S. Concerns About China Put Focus on Taiwan’s Defensive Weakness

An uptick in Chinese military activity near Taiwan and U.S. concerns about Beijing’s intentions are putting a *fresh* spotlight on the island’s capabilities to deter …The Wall Street Journal8 hours ago

How China contained virus

In his address to the nation on April 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made exhortations for the youth to form small committees to ensure adherence to …The Indian Express4 hours agoOpinion

Tesla hits China speed bump with blowback over safety, service

Electric carmaker Tesla has hit a speed bump in China with questions being raised over safety and *service* just as local competitors gear up to challenge the …Yahoo News Australia20 hours ago

The ‘spite, bullying and evil’ of China is on ‘full display again’: Bolt

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says “the spite, the bullying” and “the evil of the Chinese dictatorship” have been on full display again but “it’s now so shameless and …Sky News Australia15 hours ago

Filthy Essendon Chinese restaurant fined

A popular Chinese restaurant in Essendon has been slapped with a fine after food waste and filthy build-ups of grime and grease were found in the kitchen.Herald Sun1 hour ago

Guest commentary: Confronting ‘Made in China’ crucial to America’s leadership

The United States faces a strategic adversary in the Chinese Communist Party that is challenging our political, economic, industrial and educational systems.Standard-Examiner8 hours agoOpinion

Iron ore seen safe in China-Australia rift

Australia’s exports of iron ore to China are likely to be safe, even if tensions between the two countries escalates, Fitch Ratings believes.The West Australian22 hours ago

Italy’s Mario Draghi Shuns China Cash With European Recovery Funds Coming

With about 200 billion euros ($240 billion) of European recovery funds set to pour into Italy, Prime Minister Mario Draghi has redoubled efforts to shield local …Bloomberg10 hours ago

China’s Movies Are Box Office Leaders. Hollywood Is Watching.

China’s 2021 movie box office through mid-April looks set to surpass the total in the country for all of 2020—without the help of Hollywood blockbusters.Barron’s17 hours ago

China’s anti-stealth tech shines at radar expo

Advanced anti-stealth technologies were in the spotlight at China’s radar industry exhibition on Thursday, at a time when stealth aircraft have become an …Global Times14 hours ago

China underreporting severity of air pollution levels, new study suggests

Air pollution data in China may have been manipulated by local officials, according to a new study conducted by Harvard and Boston University researchers.Fox News9 hours ago

China’s Oscars boycott mixes politics with push to curb Hollywood dominance

Beijing is seizing the chance to promote homegrown movies as it prepares for a key political celebration.The Washington Post16 hours ago

Report to Congress on China’s New Semiconductor Policies – USNI News

The following is the April 20, 2021 Congressional Research *Service* report, China’s New Semiconductor Policies: Issues for Congress.USNI News12 hours ago

Live breaking news: Australia to reduce direct flights from India; Whispering Wall deaths ‘suspected murder-suicide’; Australia ‘not targeting China’ by scrapping Victoria deals

Latest news and headlines for April 22, 2021 – Stay up to date with 9News Australia on any device, anywhere…9News17 hours ago

China administers 200m vaccine doses

About 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in China, authorities say, as the country ramps up vaccination efforts after a slow hours ago

China says ready to help but India looks elsewhere for oxygen

India News: With India reeling under the Covid-19 pandemic, China said Thursday it stood ready to provide India with necessary support and assistance to get …Times of India2 hours ago

China keeps up steady presence at disputed South China Sea reef: US think tank

Activity of fleet over the last two years defies commercial explanation, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post14 hours ago

Federal Government scraps Victoria’s belt and road deal with China

Australia should brace for a Chinese counter-strike after the Federal Government scrapped Victoria’s controversial ‘belt and road’ infrastructure agreement with …9News17 hours ago

China ‘has its fingers’ in all the world’s organisations

Sky News host Paul Murray says he “doesn’t believe for a second what China says it will do on climate change” because it has “got its fingers in all the world’s …Sky News Australia13 hours ago

MAD completes amorphous Cloudscape of Haikou library in China

MAD has completed the Cloudscape of Haikou, a sinuous library and waystation that is cast in seamless white concrete on the coast of the Chinese island of …Dezeen13 hours ago

Chinese electric car companies target expansion in Europe while competition heats up at home

Chinese start-ups Nio and Xpeng remain intent on plans to sell electric cars to Europe this year.CNBC23 hours ago

Richard Yuan Shares Key Insights on Elimination of Poverty in China

PRNewswire/ — China’s anti-poverty strategy has not only succeeded in lifting many Chinese out of extreme poverty, but it has also provided hope to other…PRNewswire18 hours ago

China will phase down coal consumption: Xi

China will start to phase down coal consumption over the 2026-2030 period as part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, President Xi Jinping has…The Canberra Times9 hours ago

Vic Belt and Road deal with China torn up

Australia’s foreign minister has defended her decision to tear up Victoria’s Belt and Road agreement with China, saying she doesn’t expect retaliation from Be…The Canberra Times16 hours ago

Wang Yi Attends the Reception Marking the 60th Anniversary of China-Laos Diplomatic Relations

On April 21, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended and addressed the reception marking the 60th anniversary of China-Laos diplomatic …MFA China15 hours ago

“Failure Didn’t Lead To Death”: China’s Richest Man In Solar Talks About Falling Costs, Global Growth

China’s power industry has underpinned the country’s rising economic heft over the years. When it comes to power generation, it’s big state-owned companies …Forbes5 hours ago

China to cut coal use share below 56% in 2021

China aims to cut its coal use to below 56% of energy consumption in 2021, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Thursday, but said …Reuters16 hours ago

Viewing China From Afar: The Hidden City of Mountains: 8D Chongqing

PRNewswire/ — China’s economy grew 18.3% year on year in Q1 of 2021. The recovery has begun in the second half of 2020, and China became one of the …PRNewswire8 hours ago

China Is Already Scooping Up U.S. Corn From the Next Harvest

China has already started buying U.S. corn from the harvest that farmers will start gathering in the fall, in the latest sign of tight global supplies.Bloomberg6 hours ago

China’s domestic surveillance programmes benefit foreign spies

An aversion to encryption makes the country’s networks vulnerable | China.The Economist11 hours ago

China warns of ‘serious harm’ to relations as Australia scraps BRI deal

As relations between the two countries continue to nosedive, a top Australian official said Canberra was ‘worried’ about local governments entering into such …Daily Telegraph17 hours ago

Puzzling trend emerges as Xinjiang’s US exports double despite sanctions

The United States has effectively banned cotton products exported from Xinjiang, and the European Union last month issued its first sanctions against Beijing …South China Morning Post21 hours ago

China’s Guangzhou Ousts Atlanta as Top Airport in Pandemic Year

China’s Baiyun International airport in Guangzhou topped the list of the world’s busiest hubs in a coronavirus-wracked 2020, knocking Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta …Bloomberg7 hours ago

UK spymaster issues warning over China’s cyber threat

The UK faces a “moment of reckoning” in the race to protect future technologies from the influence of adversaries such as China and Russia, the director of …Financial Times2 hours ago

Australia praises ‘enduring’ Five Eyes alliance after New Zealand minister’s China comments raised eyebrows

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has emphasised the importance of the Five Eyes alliance during a meeting with her New Zealand counterpart.SBS News21 hours ago

China’s Crypto Miners Are Jittery Over Unstable Regulations – CoinDesk

Toughening regulations in Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Sichuan on bitcoin mining businesses have worried many miners in China.CoinDesk8 hours ago

Why India opted for a ‘stand-alone’ agreement with China in Ladakh

It is my assessment that the Chinese issued a direct/indirect threat to go on the offensive in DBO and Gogra-Hot Springs sector.ThePrint19 hours agoOpinion

New US Bill to counter China includes policies for Tibet, Xinjiang

The US Agency for Global media shall increase funding for Radio Free Asia’s Mandarin, Tibetan, Uyghur and Cantonese language services to counter China’s …Hindustan Times20 hours ago

Nearing a COVID-19 vaccine approval in China, Fosun gears up to launch BioNTech shot: report

With their COVID-19 vaccine expected to be approved in China by the summer, BioNTech and Fosun are gearing up for production in the culmination of a deal …FiercePharma6 hours ago

China’s cloud companies show how big tech is far from green

China’s largest internet companies continue to rely mostly on polluting energy sources to power their cloud computing and data centers, according to a new …Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

Protecting ozone layer, protecting Earth: Chinese women making air-conditioning safer

When WANG Lei graduated from university, her first job was an engineer in an air-conditioner factory. At that time, there were less than 20…Mirage News12 hours ago

Chinese energy conglomerate forced to withdraw from Australian project

China’s energy conglomerate Shenhua Energy Co’s recent statement about its withdrawal from a project in Australia’s New South Wales is another unfair …Global Times15 hours ago

Does China want to be the next United States? No, says Shivsankar Menon in his new book

The overriding goal of the present regime in China remains survival, and international primacy is now seen by the Chinese leadership as necessary for its goal …Scroll.in22 hours ago

How China And The US Stack Up On Greenhouse Emissions, And How They Might Work Together To Reduce Them

The history of industrialization is critical to understand the disparity in greenhouse emissions, and how each side thinks about it.Forbes22 hours ago

MOFA: stop making matters worse for already strained China-Australia relations

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 01:13. The Australian government’s decision to cancel two cooperation deals …CGTN12 hours ago

China signals shift with tipped new ambo to US

A diplomat who has not been overtly engaged in China’s policymaking toward the United States is widely tipped to become Beijing’s next ambassador to.Asia Times14 hours ago

Violence against doctors in China is commonplace

PATIENTS IN CHINA keep attacking their doctors. On January 27th Hu Shuyun, a physician in the southern province of Jiangxi, died after being assaulted on a …The Economist1 hour ago

China Focus on Online Lending Risk Evident in Ant Developments

Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong/Taipei-22 April 2021: The Chinese regulators’ decision to require the delinking of Ant Group’s microlending business from its pa.Fitch Ratings20 hours ago

A collection of Chinese contemporary art falls prey to politics

It is part of the broader clampdown going on in Hong Kong | China.The Economist1 hour ago

How the U.S. can eclipse China in the battle over Africa

Welcome, China Watchers. This week’s guest host is Cobus van Staden, a senior analyst focusing on China-Africa relations at the South African Institute of …Politico13 hours ago

China says climate should not be used as bargaining chip in geopolitical struggle

Climate change should not be used as a bargaining chip in a geopolitical struggle, China’s vice-foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu said during a press briefing on …Reuters2 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 …TechCrunch23 hours ago

Solving the Climate Crisis Hinges on the U.S. and China Cooperating

The U.S. and China are the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas polluters, together constituting some 40% of the world’s carbon emissions. On Sunday, leaders …Gizmodo12 hours ago


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