China in the News: April 24, 2021

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

China is on track to unveil a digital currency that it hopes could challenge dollar dominance

Remember when Facebook planned to launch its own digital currency Libra? Well, its plans have stalled but China has raced ahead building a digital yuan …ABC News5 hours ago

New Zealand’s trading relationship with China is worth $19b and experts say that leaves the country ‘significantly exposed’

China is New Zealand’s biggest trading partner and at the top of the export list is dairy. Farmers want to keep the status quo, but the country has a decision to …ABC News5 hours ago

By tearing up Victoria’s Belt and Road agreements with China, the Commonwealth is playing a high-stakes game

When the federal government torpedoed Victoria’s controversial Belt and Road agreements with China, the state government didn’t respond with fury.ABC News20 hours ago

UK lawmakers declare China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

British lawmakers have unanimously declared China’s ongoing crackdown in Xinjiang a genocide.9News22 hours ago

Biden’s pledge to slash US emissions turns spotlight on China

World leaders will be unable to halt climate breakdown without strong action from biggest emitter.The Guardian5 hours ago

Chinese ships ‘have been active off disputed Whitsun Reef for years’

Chinese ships have maintained a presence in waters off a disputed South China Sea reef for up to two years,…9News22 hours ago

We must pick better fights with China than this

Australia has few illusions about China under President Xi Jinping. Since 2013 he has steadily restored one-man authoritarian rule to the country with a new …The Australian Financial Review15 hours ago

China could rule world’s technology, UK cyber spy chief says

China could “control the global operating system,” Britain’s top cyber spy has said.Yahoo Finance Australia47 minutes ago

China continues to benefit from an uneven climate playing field

The Biden administration invited more than 40 world leaders to this weeks climate summit to show off its new emissions reduction ambitions in the hope other …The Australian18 hours agoOpinion

China’s surprising drone sales in the Middle East –

It would be a mistake to dismiss China as an irrelevant player in the Middle East arms market, especially because of its sales of drones.DefenseNews.com9 hours agoOpinion

We have to face up to the reality of the threat China poses to democracy

After 14 months of lockdowns, travel bans and economic backsliding, these have been the worst of times for most of us — even here, where closed borders have …The Australian9 hours ago

Tesla is facing a backlash from the Chinese government following an owner’s protest over faulty brakes

The unusual show of public protest in China was met with a rare apology from the electric-car maker.Business Insider2 hours ago

China and Hollywood: the end of the affair

If Chloé Zhao nabs any of the Academy Awards she is nominated for on Sunday night, she will make history as the first Chinese woman to break into the upper …Financial Times20 hours ago

China Is Betting Big on Its Digital Currency. What It Means for Alibaba and Tencent.

China’s digital currency may be an innovation on the world stage. But it’s playing catch-up at home. Internet giants Alibaba Group Holding (ticker: BABA) and …Barron’s12 hours ago

China launches experimental satellite into polar orbit

China’s latest space launch sent a third Shiyan 6 experimental satellite into orbit while sporting a new, ultra-black coating to help improve performance of optical …Space.com13 hours ago

Manila hits Beijing’s ‘blatant disregard’ of South China Sea vow

The Philippines files two more protests after maritime authorities spotted 165 Chinese vessels on Tuesday.Al Jazeera English12 hours ago

Commentary: China’s keyboard warriors are not just fighting the world, they fight each other too

Nationalist Chinese bloggers resemble militias arguing with one another which is what makes this a more complex battlefield than it appears, says the Financial …CNA2 hours agoOpinion

China hits out at British parliament after Xinjiang ‘genocide’ vote

Embassy in London says a ‘handful of MPs cooked up’ the motion to discredit China and defends Beijing’s policies in the region.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

Coronavirus | China, Australia, France offer help to India

Pakistan-based charity Edhi Foundation offers 50 ambulances, emergency staff to deal with pandemic.The Hindu4 hours ago

We Don’t Need a Better Nuclear Arsenal to Take on China

This week, top military officers launched their big push on Capitol Hill for a total overhaul of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, at an estimated cost of $1.3 trillion over the …Slate5 hours ago

China’s Gen Z splashes out on luxury, with little regard for debt

The willingness and desire of young Chinese people to spend their hard-earned income, and that of their families, is playing an increasingly large role in driving …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post19 hours ago

Semiconductor-starved mainland China fuelling surge in exports from Taiwan

Mainland tech firms said to be stockpiling for the foreseeable future in case worsening relations with the United States make it even harder to get Taiwanese tech …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post11 hours ago

ANALYSIS – China seeks to benefit from ASEAN leaders meeting

International observers believe that China make use of the efforts of ASEAN to de-escalate conflict in Myanmar – Anadolu Agency.Anadolu Agency5 hours ago

HR McMaster Urges ‘A Different Approach’ To China

In an NPR interview, H.R. McMaster says the United States and its allies need to compete more effectively with China. He also urges a multinational approach …NPR9 hours ago

China rolls out Long March 5B rocket for space station launch

China is set to launch the first module for its own space station next week after rolling out a Long March 5B rocket at Wenchang spaceport late Thursday.SpaceNews14 hours ago

2021 Volkswagen Talagon unveiled in China as brand’s biggest SUV yet

The 2021 Volkswagen Talagon – which is believed to be the brand’s largest ever SUV – was unveiled earlier this week at the 2021 Shanghai motor show.CarAdvice23 hours ago

China could save $1.6 trillion by replacing coal with clean energy, report finds

There’s huge economic incentive for China to move away from coal, according to a report by financial analytics company TransitionZero.CNBC18 hours ago

Consumers pockets in China, Australia will foot the bill for ‘trade battle’

Australia has taken its dispute over China’s anti-dumping duties imposed on its barley to the World Trade Organization, but the issue could still take years to …South China Morning Post3 hours ago

Universities are trying to ‘grease the wheels’ on their relationship with China

Liberal Senator James Paterson says many Australian universities are likely housing Confucius Institutes on their campuses in a bid to “grease the wheels” on …Sky News Australia13 hours ago

President Xi says China will start cutting coal consumption from 2026

China will start phasing down coal use from 2026 as part of its efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions, President Xi Jinping said at a summit of global leaders …Reuters21 hours ago

China’s central bank fights Jack Ma’s Ant Group over control of data

China’s central bank is attempting to take control of Ant Group’s vast trove of consumer lending data, marking the latest front in Beijing’s crackdown on Jack Ma’s …Financial Times20 hours ago

World’s first battery-grade graphite producer outside of China

Australia’s Renascor Resources has confirmed it has raised AUD 15 million ($11.6 million) to fund its Siviour battery anode material project up to the …pv magazine International19 hours ago

Driscoll’s outlines China expansion

Leading berry company says health trend driving its aim to triple business in China.Fruitnet22 hours ago

China ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand: FM – Xinhua |

BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) — China is ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand and help the Southeast Asian country completely beat the …Xinhua19 hours ago

What Does 1.5 °C Warming Limit Mean for China?

As part of the Paris Agreement, nearly all countries agreed to take steps to limit the average increase in global surface temperature to less than 2 °C,…Mirage News15 hours ago

China’s Booming Economy Is Fueling Alternative Yuan Trades

Optimism over China’s economy is fueling some alternative bets in the foreign-exchange market. Buy the yuan against the Singapore dollar and yen on …Bloomberg14 hours ago

US worried hundreds of federally funded scientists could be compromised by China

U.S. officials on Thursday shared concerns that China may have compromised hundreds of federally funded scientists dispersed at institutions across the …Fox News4 hours ago

China works to improve fixed-wing ASW capabilities

Beijing is actively advancing its fixed-wing anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, according to recent comments by a Chinese naval officer.Flightglobal17 hours ago

Japan, Thailand, Vietnam Vie with China for Influence in Impoverished, Landlocked Laos

Laos is getting a new round of aid and investment offers this year as foreign governments hope to dilute China’s increasing influence over the poor, landlocked country, observers in the region say. Japan, Thailand and Vietnam have moved this year to offer new help or reaffirm the benefits of previous aid to Laos. Their assistance would arrive as a 400-kilometer, $5.9 billion China-invested railway is set for completion this year – the pinnacle of Chinese largesse for Laos. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga spoke this month with Lao counterpart Phankham Viphavanh to affirm plans for adv…VOA Asia18 hours ago

The Chinese advanced radars taking on stealth aircraft

Improvements to systems highlighted at industry show in Nanjing.South China Morning Post11 hours ago

Global climate summit: Xi Jinping clears the air on China’s peak coal-power goal

In speech to Earth Summit 2021 China’s leader says the country’s coal-fired power stations will be strictly controlled and then curtailed.South China Morning Post12 hours ago

China Will Lead The World In Nuclear Energy, Along With All Other Energy Sources, Sooner Than You Think

China now leads the world in total energy production and also produces almost twice the amount of electricity that the United States does, 4.4 trillion kWh versus …Forbes12 hours ago

Viewing China from Afar: Tim’s Journey in Xi’an to See How China Recovered from Pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Before the 2021 Chinese New Year, Timofey Blokh, a young British man, started his journey to find the ‘New …PRNewswire7 hours ago

China to curb coal demand growth in economic plans as part of climate targets

China will curb coal consumption in its economic plans spanning the next 10 years, President Xi Jinping said April 22 at US President Joe Biden’s global climate …S&P Global6 hours ago

Holding communications with India on pandemic help: China

The foreign ministry spokesperson did not give details of what kind of assistance China was willing to extend to India.Hindustan Times13 hours ago

Steel Hits Fresh Highs in China as Output Curbs in Sharp Focus

Steel futures in China reached new highs as investors weighed the nation’s commitment to lowering production against its strong demand.Bloomberg15 hours ago

China is Formulating a Hydrogen Plan But Its Timing is Uncertain

China is drafting a plan to develop its hydrogen industry as it seeks to cut emissions.Bloomberg17 hours ago

China and the US: united on climate action, divided on responsibility

China is at a different development stage than the US and Europe but remains committed to its climate-related goals, says Beijing’s special envoy.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post17 hours ago

‘Suicidal’: China warns ‘tiny’ Australia

Beijing has issued a *fresh* attack on Australia, describing the decision to tear up the divisive “Belt and Road” agreement as “suicidal”.Queensland Times20 hours ago

Trump official thought China would erect statues in honor: Obama official

A former Obama official said Trump administration officials believed they would do so well negotiating with China that statues would be erected in their honor …Business Insider10 hours ago

China And Greece: The New Silk Road Forum Held Yesterday

Greek-Chinese economic and trade relations are dynamic and will provide further collaboration of the shipping sector, among others, Foreign Affairs Secretary.GreekCityTimes.com11 hours ago

China poised to play long game over cross-strait challenge

BEIJING – China may have ramped up its military posturing over Taiwan in the wake of recent US engagement with the island, but Beijing is not about to launch …The Straits Times3 hours ago

China moves in as UK retreats on overseas aid

The UK has slashed its aid budget from £14.5 to £10 billion.POLITICO Europe15 hours ago

China and India should put their differences aside and join forces in fighting pandemic

By: Global Times | Published: Apr 23, 2021 05:04 PM. COVID-19 is common enemy of humankind, and the fight against the pandemic should transcend borders …Global Times15 hours ago

Who Is Zhang Weili, the Chinese U.F.C. Champion Fighting on Saturday?

Days before the bout to defend her championship title, Zhang Weili, China’s most famous mixed martial arts fighter, sensed that her opponent was trying to get …The New York Times14 hours ago

China seeks to lure investors into REITs to finance infrastructure

SHANGHAI — China is preparing to launch real estate investment trusts to tap the nation’s vast investment market for the financing of highway and oth.Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

Chinese Don Quixote is translated into Spanish after 100 years

Lin Shu’s forgotten 1922 text, The Story of the Enchanted Knight – with a less deluded Don Quixote – in edition for China and Spain.The Guardian15 hours ago

Why Biden’s push to expand renewable energy runs through China

As President Joe Biden aims to reimagine a more sustainable, low-carbon economy, the industry at the center of the renewable energy transformation is faced …Yahoo Finance8 hours ago

No begging or borrowing: China is stealing tech to dominate world

China is a country singularly focused on world domination. And for achieving this, Beijing will use every trick in the book, even theft. China knows technology is …WION5 hours ago

China, North Korea poised to resume freight rail links as trade revives

China is set to resume cargo train *service* with North Korea, people familiar with the matter said, following a 15-month border closure due to COVID-19, as trade …Reuters20 hours ago

China Autonomous Shuttle Market Report 2021: Product Solutions, Operational Services, and Major Players

PRNewswire/ — The “China Autonomous Shuttle Market Report, 2021” report has been added to’s offering. This report studies …PRNewswire8 hours ago

Push to cut more Chinese accords

Foreign Minister Marise Payne is being urged to tear up Chinas Confucius Institute agreements with universities and the Northern Territory governments 99-year …The Australian12 hours ago

The myth of China-Japan decoupling

TOKYO – Yoshihide Suga isn’t known for his acrobatic skills. Nor is kabuki theatre the Japanese prime minister’s thing. But Suga is proving his.Asia Times18 hours ago

China’s concerning message to Australia

China is sending a clear message to Australia. Stay out of the South China Sea and cut ties with America, or else.Queensland Times20 hours ago

China Online Education Group Announces Acquisition of Kaola Reading

BEIJING, April 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — China Online Education Group (“51Talk,” or the “Company”) (NYSE: COE), a leading online education platform in …PRNewswire15 hours ago

China’s Covid-19 vaccines reach final stage of WHO approval process

Authorisation will pave the way for Sinopharm and Sinovac jabs to be included in the Covax Facility for equitable distribution.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post20 hours ago

Containing the dragon: Australia-China relations reach a new low

China watchers have never seen it so bad for the Sino-Australian relationship.The Canberra Times5 hours ago

China’s New Gas Pipeline Tariff Mechanism to Facilitate Direct Sales

Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong/Shanghai-23 April 2021: Fitch Ratings believes China’s newly proposed tariff mechanism of natural gas pipelines will facilitate direct …Fitch Ratings16 hours ago

China’s fintech giants are hitting roadblocks in planned listings at home

The China Securities Regulatory Commission announced last Friday a series of updated guidelines for companies seeking to list on the Shanghai Stock …CNBC19 hours ago

China Natural Resources Reports Full Year 2020 Results

CHINA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. (NASDAQ: CHNR) (the “Company”) today announced its results of operations for the year ended December 31, 2020.Yahoo Finance4 hours ago

Chinese steelmakers fall prey to Beijing’s climate target

TANGSHAN, China — In China, when top party officials set a goal, everybody follows. Now Beijing’s pledge to achieve net-zero carbon-dioxide emissions by …Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

China releases rules tightening regulation on its livestreaming sales industry

China’s internet watchdog on Friday released rules to regulate the country’s booming livestreaming sales industry. The industry has seen an increase in …Global Times15 hours ago

How China and Russia use the QAnon conspiracy to sow hate in the West

The scale of the Russian and Chinese digital illusionists that continue to amplify QAnon conspiracy theories cannot be ignored.Crikey22 hours ago

Why ‘Clean Plate’ must only be part of China’s war on food waste

Although China has seen a decline in population growth, food security remains a key issue. We look at Clean Plate, a strategy by the country to tackle food …just-food.com11 hours ago

Taiwan Security Officials Propose Ban on Chinese Flag

Taiwanese national security officials want to criminalize the display of the five-star People’s Republic of China (PRC) flag on national security grounds, a move …The Diplomat4 hours ago

Exclusive: Sen. Coons sees new era of bipartisanship on China

The Jan. 6 insurrection was a “shock to the system,” propelling members of Congress toward the goal of shoring up America’s ability to compete with China, Sen.ampAxios23 hours ago

China unveils latest drone countermeasures at radar expo

With aerial drones becoming an increasing threat to both traditional and non-traditional security fields, China has developed a series of countermeasures.Global Times17 hours ago

Why not replace students from China with those from America? | TheHill

Students from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) who attend American universities, particularly at the graduate level, long have been recognized as a …The Hill10 hours agoOpinion

Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G and Mate X2 4G coming to China – news

The new 4G-only variants are identical to their 5G counterparts, expected to cost less.GSMArena.com15 hours ago

China’s amazing O-Tower: Photos of ‘Infinity loop’ building that will house smartphone company Oppo

Renderings have been released of a new tower in China that has undoubtedly one of the most jaw-dropping designs on the planet. The O-Tower will be located …Daily Mail5 hours ago

Australia-China Trade Risks Mitigated by Co-Dependencies

Economic co-dependencies between Australia and China will restrain Chinese policymakers from targeting products such as iron ore that are core to the …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide18 hours ago

China tore up the modus vivendi in 2020, the LAC is now live: Shivshankar Menon

We are still in the middle of a negotiating a crisis… the crisis is nowhere near over until Depsang, Gogra [are resolved], says former NSA and Ambassador to …The Hindu9 hours ago

China stocks rise, aided by green stocks, healthcare plays

SHANGHAI, April 23 (Reuters) – China stocks rose on Friday as President Xi Jinping’s renewed green pledge bolstered clean energy stocks while a flare-up of …Reuters16 hours ago

Chinese navy marks 72nd anniversary, unveiling no new warships

Some social media posts had speculated the Type 075 landing helicopter assault dock may be commissioned, but it won’t be rushed for a celebration, expert …South China Morning Post10 hours ago

China Mobile adds 15.6 million 5G subscribers in March

The Chinese operator has already deployed over 385000 5G base stations nationwide, according to recent press reports.RCR Wireless News9 hours ago

China’s New Stealth Drone ‘Feilong 2′ Already Ahead Of US’ B-21 Stealth Bomber – Chinese Experts

China has announced the completion of its new stealth drone Feilong 2, claiming it could rival the US Air Force’s B-21 stealth bomber.EurAsian Times20 hours ago

China’s March met coal imports rise to 5-month high

China’s March coking coal imports rose to a five-month high as a rebound in shipments from Mongolia and surge from US and Canada offset much of the …Argus Media16 hours ago

‘A Date with China’ media tour kicks off in Shaanxi

A news report from Finance11 hours ago

Xi Jinping’s alma mater steps up to address China’s chip talent gap

Days after a visit by Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Beijing’s Tsinghua University announces a new school to train semiconductor engineers to address the country’s …South China Morning Post15 hours ago

Jingjing at Boao: Uygur Islamic leader shares the reality of religions in China

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 05:58. At the Boao Forum for Asia, three Chinese religious figures representing …CGTN14 hours ago

After India, US Offers Help To Locate Indonesian Submarine Missing Near China-Claimed Waters

An Indonesian Navy submarine with 53 crew members on board went missing during a military exercise in the Bali Sea early Wednesday. Indonesia said Russia …EurAsian Times21 hours ago

China responds to CNN report on separated Uyghur families

China’s government has responded to a CNN investigation on children from China’s Xinjiang region who were ripped from their families. Amnesty International …Lexington Clipper Herald18 hours ago

The Latest: European agency OKs more Pfizer, Moderna batches

The European Medicines Agency says it has approved new measures to boost production of coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna.Minneapolis Star Tribune18 hours ago

China’s best-selling, GM-backed electric car brand launches a mini convertible

The electric car is the latest from the popular Hongguang Mini EV line developed by GM’s joint venture with Wuling Motors and state-owned SAIC Motor.CNBC21 hours ago

Global investors confident in China’s

Chinese equities have become even more attractive to global investors as the nation’s robust economic recovery backed by a strong domestic market provides a … hours ago

China was the largest recipient of foreign investment in 2020: MOFCOM

With the contribution from the services sector that had seen a stable increase in terms of foreign investment, China became the world’s largest recipient of foreign …Global Times16 hours ago

Chinese Director Han Han, Three Others Set Chinese New Year 2022 Release Dates

Chinese director Han Han’s new project and three others have already set release dates for Chinese New Year 2022.Variety6 hours ago

Toyoda Gosei Enhances Production Capacity in China for Car Safety-Related Products

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.’s (TOKYO:7282) subsidiary in China, Toyoda Gosei (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd. (TGZH), has started production of millimeter wave com.Business Wire20 hours ago

China’s Angang, Bengang may speed up steel merger

Chinese state-owned steelmakers Bengang Steel and Angang Steel located in northeast China’s Liaoning province are preparing to move ahead with their …Argus Media13 hours ago

Chinese students head to Singapore in search of US visas

Chinese students planning study in the US are facing extreme difficulty in obtaining visa appointments at US embassies in the country, which is leading some to …The PIE News10 hours ago


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