China in the News: April 29, 2021

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China tells Australia to abandon its ‘Cold War mentality’ while criticising our politicians

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman issues a new warning to Australia’s politicians, who he labels the “real troublemakers” in the ongoing dispute between the …ABC News11 hours ago

Australia told by China to abandon ‘cold war mentality’

China has warned Australia that it needs to throw off its “cold war mentality” after Federal Government figures warned about the risk of conflict in the Asia Pacific.9News4 hours ago

‘Fuel on the fire’: war of words between Australia and China stokes tension

Scott Morrison wants to ‘pursue peace’ but ‘drums of war’ speeches from his government have raised hackles.The Guardian2 hours ago

Morrison pursuing ‘peace’ after China label Australia as ‘sick’

Scott Morrison said he is pursing “peace” in the region after the Chinese Government reportedly blamed “sick” Australia for tensions between the two nations.9News20 hours ago

Australian mother marks nine months in Chinese prison as curious online posts emerge

For her monthly conversation with Australian officials, Cheng Lei was brought into a room blindfolded, handcuffed and surrounded by guards. And in a new …ABC News8 hours ago

China’s actions, not Australia’s words, are the problem | The Strategist

There’s a greater likelihood of major conflict in the Indo-Pacific region now than at any time since the end of the Vietnam War. That’s why the Australian …The Strategist21 hours ago

‘Australia is sick’: China blasts Australia for ‘sabotaging’ relations

A Chinese official has described Australia as ‘sick’ amid an ongoing war of words between the two countries.Yahoo News Australia20 hours ago

Canberra clueless to China’s flexible diplomacy

The federal government insists on viewing Beijing in black and white. But that’s ill-matched with China’s expertise in the grey zone.The Australian Financial Review22 hours ago

China and Russia ‘winning vaccine diplomacy war against West’

The West is losing the COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy battle in key developing regions of the world to Russia and China and will suffer long-term strategic …9News22 hours ago

Tanya Plibersek calls for calm amid speculation on China

Tanya Plibersek says it’s important Australia’s politicians don’t inflame tensions with China by speculating through the media. Labor’s Minister for Education and …4BC18 hours ago

Wine exports to China crash on tariff hit

Australian wine exports to China crashed to just $12 million in the four months ended March 31 from $325 million a year earlier, as punishing tariffs meant it was …The Australian Financial Review3 hours ago

Two children dead, 16 injured after knife attack at Chinese kindergarten

A man with a knife entered a kindergarten in southern China on Wednesday, killing two children and wounding 16 other people, state media reported.ABC News5 hours ago

How China’s census may prompt a rethink on births, greying population

Economist warns that ‘China’s population crisis is approaching’, with ‘increasingly severe’ economic and social problems, as Beijing’s policymakers have …South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Mind own business: Philippines to China

China has no business telling the Philippines what it can or cannot do within its waters, Manila’s defence ministry says, rejecting Beijing’s opposition to its …Yahoo News Australia6 hours ago

Government must retake Port of Newcastle as ‘aggressive’ China expands interests

Sky News host Chris Kenny says China has plans to use its 50 per cent stake in the Port of Newcastle to expand it to become “the biggest coal exporting port” in …Sky News Australia5 hours ago

‘Artificial’ Australia, India, Japan supply chain criticised by China

Australia, India and Japan formally launched the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) on Tuesday after the plan was first discussed informally in July at the …South China Morning Post16 hours ago

Tech shift needed to counter China’s data supremacy

Australia risks being left behind by China if it doesn’t speed up the development and deployment of disruptive technology, says NSW government minister Victor …The Australian Financial Review21 hours ago

China pledges to control coal use

President Xi has pledged to ‘control the growth in coal consumption’ from 2021–25 and to reduce coal consumption from 2026–30.chinadialogue13 hours ago

Iron ore price soars to a record high as China’s steel mills run hot

The price of iron ore, Australia’s biggest export, has surged to an all-time high as China’s aggressive stimulus programs fuel booming demand.Sydney Morning Herald20 hours ago

Australia heaps WTO pressure on China over barley, wine

London | Australia is on course for a showdown with China at the World Trade Organisation over Beijing’s tariffs on Australian barley, after the two sides clashed …The Australian Financial Review5 hours ago

‘Exploiting the gap’: China’s praise for New Zealand

Beijing state media is celebrating New Zealand’s turn away from the Five Eyes alliance under Jacinda Ardern. Here’s why it will get worse. James Morrow. follow.Daily Telegraph16 hours ago

First 100 days: Biden keeps Trump-era sanctions in tech battle with China, looks to friends for help

In his first 100 days as president, Joe Biden has made one thing clear — he wants to make sure the U.S. outcompetes China on a number of fronts, with …CNBC1 hour ago

China orders companies to step up monitoring of foreigners in anti-spying push

State security will provide ‘guidance’ to organisations deemed to have anti-espionage responsibility as hostilities with western governments deepen.The Guardian8 hours ago

Chinese FM spokesperson pins critical tweet atop in response to Japanese FM’s comment

Diplomats from China and Japan have lately become embroiled in a spat over a tweet about the iconic Japanese painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa, which …Global Times23 hours ago

China’s Post-Covid Travel Frenzy May Break Record This Labor Day

Tickets for everything from domestic flights to theme parks are rapidly selling out in China ahead of its Labor Day holiday as the nation’s recovery gathers pace.Bloomberg5 hours ago

Europeans reassess the double-edged sword of trade with China

EU exports to China have grown at a double-digit pace since the pandemic struck a year ago, a rare bright spot in Europe’s otherwise bleak economic …Financial Times22 hours ago

PayPal’s ambition and uphill battle in China

Over the last few months, PayPal has been quietly gearing up for its expansion in China. At the recent Boao Forum for Asia, China’s answer to Davos, the …Yahoo Finance Australia16 hours ago

China tells Germany to focus on trade, not human rights

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to boost trade ties but stay out of “internal affairs” such as human rights …POLITICO Europe12 hours ago

China to launch Heavenly Harmony space station core module

China plans to launch the core module for its first permanent space station this week in the latest big step forward for the country’s space exploration program.Phys.org2 hours ago

China’s Coast Guard Law Challenges Rule-Based Order

On January 22, 2021 China passed the China Coast Guard (CCG) Law, which contradicts international law. It empowers the CCG to exert increased authority to …The Diplomat11 hours ago

EU Pushes Back on China With Powers to Thwart State-Backed Firms

(Bloomberg) — The European Union is looking to strengthen its hand against the growing economic threat posed by China, with new powers targeted at foreign …Yahoo Finance Australia18 hours ago

It’s Official: China Treats Journalists Worse Than Almost Every Other Country

According to the 2021 World Press Freedom Index, only three countries are worse than China — with Turkmenistan, North Korea and the African nation of …Forbes20 hours ago

China Is Probing Ant’s Speedy Listing Process After Halting IPO

(Bloomberg) — Chinese authorities are probing the speed with which Ant Group Co.’s ill-fated listing was approved, according to people familiar with the matter.Yahoo Finance Australia18 hours ago

Amid China warnings, Australia to spend US$581 million on military

The spending, unveiled on Wednesday, will be used to upgrade an airstrip and improve training facilities for Australian defence personnel and US Marines in …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post20 hours ago

Is EU-China Investment Deal ‘Dead as a Doornail’?

China may have sabotaged its own prospects for securing a sought-after investment agreement with the European Union when it penalized a long list of …VOA Asia3 hours ago

Is China still the factory of the world?

Trust and reputation are perhaps the only two things in the world that travel faster than light. From all accounts it appears as if China is losing the trust game and …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide16 hours ago

China Set to Record Its First Population Decline in Decades

Welcome to Foreign Policy’s China Brief. The highlights this week: Beijing’s 2020 census data is expected to show a population decline, director Chloé Zhao’s …Foreign Policy3 hours ago

Starbucks faces more competition from local beverage brands in China, its biggest market outside the U.S.

Investors in China are stepping up their bets that locals will buy more beverages that aren’t from Starbucks.CNBC19 hours ago

China reboots the internationalization of its currency

William Bratton is author of “China’s Rise, Asia’s Decline.” He was previously head of equity research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC.The emergence of China as.Nikkei Asia6 hours agoOpinion

China to report first population drop in five decades -FT

China is poised to report its first population decline in five decades following a once-in-a-decade census, the Financial Times newspaper said, citing sources …Reuters6 hours ago

Opinion | China and the Fall of Jack Ma’s Ant Group

Ant Group, China’s biggest fintech conglomerate, was preparing last November for its initial public offering. Analysts projected it would raise $34 billion, the …The New York Times7 hours agoOpinion

Mind the gap: China’s north-south economic divide seen worsening

Nomura estimates northern China’s share of the national economy shrank to 35.2% last year from 42.9% in 2012.Aljazeera.com20 hours ago

RCEP trade pact hands China a global edge, for now

TOKYO — The world’s largest trade pact that encompasses 30% of the global economy is set to come into force as early as this year.The Regional Compre.Nikkei Asia2 hours ago

China Auto Watch – 1Q21

Chip Shortage Not Affecting Retail: Wholesale deliveries of passenger vehicles (PV) in China rebounded by 75% yoy in 1Q21 and were only 3.5% lower than …Fitch Ratings21 hours ago

‘Blind box’ craze grips China’s youth and mints toymakers a fortune

Legions of young Chinese are hooked on snaffling up the toys – from pop art-inspired figurines to mini-archaeological treasures. (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao).CNA23 hours ago

In China, Atlanta Shooting Victim’s Kin Struggle To Understand Her — And Her Death

To her family in southern China, Feng Daoyou remains a mystery. They remember her as generous and headstrong but they knew little of her life in the U.S. She …NPR6 hours ago

Penny Wong says ‘don’t mention the war’ while China ‘bangs the war drum’: Bolt

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says it’s “alarming” for Labor Senator Penny Wong to be saying ‘don’t mention the war’ given the threats posed by China. “China’s …Sky News Australia5 hours ago

Chinese businessman admits smuggling U.S. marine tech to China

A Chinese businessman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to U.S. charges that he smuggled marine technology out of the United States for the benefit of a Chinese …Reuters9 hours ago

Shock and iron ore – is this the last China windfall?

How many warnings do we need about our over-reliance on iron ore to China.The Weekly Times17 hours ago

Japan approves world’s largest free-trade deal as China calls to boost Asian economy

15-nation partnership is expected to cover nearly one-third of the world’s economy, trade and population and to come into effect from early 2022.South China Morning Post23 hours ago

What’s bigger than a megacity? China’s planned city clusters

Five Chinese regions with as many as 100 million people each aim to deliver the benefits of urbanization without the headaches.MIT Technology Review15 hours ago

Biden says China is betting the US can’t keep up with autocracy

President Joe Biden said Wednesday he views the challenges ahead of the country as a question of whether democracy can succeed in the 21st century.CNN 7 hours ago

China vows to further address the country’s critical gender ratio imbalance

The Chinese government vows to work on further lowering the country’s gender ratio imbalance , which is currently around 112 boys per 100 girls, according to …Global Times10 hours ago

BREAKING NEWS: China cancels steel export tax rebates

Beijing has decided to remove the export tax rebates on 146 kinds of steel products commencing May 1, according to an April 28 joint announcement from …Mysteel Global16 hours ago

CHINA HRC: Prices weaken ahead of export rebate cut

China’s hot-rolled coil prices fell on Wednesday April 28 after the Ministry of Finance confirmed there would be an export rebate cut, even though inventories …Metalbulletin.com15 hours ago

GT Voice: WTO chief makes a point: do not target China

Since Joe Biden took over the White House on January 20, the US has been pushing for what it calls an allied approach against China on trade and other issues …Global Times14 hours ago

China to punish unauthorised data sharing with overseas law enforcement

A clause has been added to China’s draft data security law that will punish Chinese companies for handing over domestically stored data to foreign police, …South China Morning Post16 hours ago

Policy Advisers Urge US Government to Ratchet up the Pressure on China

From economies to politics, the language on China is increasingly direct, as evidenced by a recent USCESRC hearing.The Diplomat12 hours ago

Apple reports record quarter as China drives COVID rebound

PALO ALTO, U.S. — Apple reported its highest-ever March quarterly revenue on Wednesday driven by robust sales of its first 5G iPhones, especially in China.Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

China disruption to cut hay plantings

The failure of the Chinese government to renew export accreditation for leading Australian fodder processors will impact export hay volumes.Queensland Country Life21 hours ago

Bilic beaten again in China after 45-second goal

Slaven Bilic saw his side concede a goal after 45 seconds Wednesday as the former West Brom and West Ham manager lost for a second time in as many …Yahoo News Australia14 hours ago

Meituan Is Latest E-Commerce Giant in China’s Antitrust Crackdown

China’s crackdown on alleged anticompetitive practices within its sprawling online tech industry is kicking into higher gear. Regulators announced on Monday …Barron’s13 hours ago

China is shaping new world order with inner development

The world order is an invisible deep structure shaped by the behavior model of dominant countries. Before 1945, the fundamental structure of the world order …Global Times17 hours ago

China 1Q21 Auto Retail Sales Back to Pre-Pandemic Level Despite Chip Shortage

Related Fitch Ratings *Content*: China Auto Watch – 1Q21 Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong/Shanghai-28 April 2021: China’s 1Q21 passenger-vehicle (PV) retail sales …Fitch Ratings21 hours ago

China, Bangladesh should oppose powers from outside the region forming ‘military alliance’ in South Asia: Chinese Defence Minister

His comments came in the backdrop of the United States, India, Australia and Japan under the Quad grouping agreed to enhance their cooperation in the …Economic Times18 hours ago

China’s Huawei says sales down 16.5% amid US sanctions

Embattled Chinese tech giant Huawei says its revenue fell in the first quarter of 2021 after it sold its lower-priced Honor smartphone brand but profitability …ABC News18 hours ago

China’s Sovereign Bonds Defy Expectations of April Reckoning

Fears of a selloff in China’s sovereign bond market this month have proved wrong.Bloomberg49 minutes ago

“Working Overtime” To Supply 25,000 Oxygen Concentrators To India: China

China on Wednesday said its medical suppliers were working “overtime” to supply 25000 oxygen concentrators ordered by traders from Covid-hit India amid …NDTV9 hours ago

UK aid to superpower China hit a record £70 million in 2019

UK aid to China – the world’s second largest economy and a country that is viewed by London as a security concern – hit a record high of nearly £70 million in …Sky News23 hours ago

Taiwan says China waging economic warfare against tech sector

Taiwan’s government on Wednesday accused China of waging economic warfare against the Chinese-claimed island’s tech sector by stealing technology and …Reuters21 hours ago

China welcomes U.S. easing COVID-19 restrictions on Chinese students

China said on Wednesday that it is a positive step for the United States to ease COVID-19 restrictions on Chinese students and other international students into …Reuters17 hours ago

Puma sees sales hit from China backlash and freight delays

German sportswear company Puma expects a consumer backlash against Western brands in China and congestion at ports to hit its sales though it gave an …Yahoo Finance17 hours ago

Disney unapologetic over Mulan credit thanking Chinese Communist party

Disney has claimed it was not responsible for thanking the Chinese Communist party in the credits at the end of the film Mulan, saying the decision was taken by …The Guardian8 hours ago

Our naivety on China leaves us now playing catch-up

It is disappointing to read the reactions of some people to warnings about the need for good defence capabilities and productive understandings with our …The Australian11 hours agoOpinion

Perspective: APG & E Fund in China

APG’s partnership with E Fund Management has produced tangible results. Any business venture will ultimately be judged by what it yields. In the case of the …IPE.com12 hours ago

Shock and Tears: Behind Vanguard’s Retreat From China’s Market

Vanguard Group Inc. staff who dialed into a video call from their desks on the 40th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center last month were expecting a …Bloomberg5 hours ago

China has cornered the market on antibiotics, so the U.S. must rebuild its manufacturing capacity

As Congress and the White House debate a potentially wide-ranging infrastructure package, federal investment to bring antibiotic production back to the U.S….MarketWatch6 hours ago

Busy China services and equipment foresight keeps Matson ahead of the game

US flag-carrier Matson reported net income for the first quarter of $87.2m, compared with just $3.8m for Q1 20, thanks to “continued significant demand” for its …theloadstar.com13 hours ago

Crews start cleaning up oil spill off China’s Qingdao port

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) – Clean-up crews worked on Wednesday to contain an oil spill in the Yellow Sea near the Chinese port city of Qingdao, a day after a …Reuters23 hours ago

Yum China exceeds pre-pandemic profit as food deliveries surge

HONG KONG — China’s economy has largely recovered from the pandemic-led turmoil just a year ago, and with it the restaurant business as underscored b.Nikkei Asia16 hours ago

China Regulating Tech Won’t Choke 10 Trillion Yuan Business

The Chinese government’s scrutiny of internet companies should be positive for online commerce — and consumption more broadly — over the longer term.Bloomberg20 hours ago

Will Australia recognise China’s COVID-19 vaccines Sinovac and Sinopharm?

China has started offering vaccines to foreign living in the country, including Australians. But questions still linger about both the efficacy and safety of …ABC News23 hours ago

Inaugural US-China Agriculture Roundtable Advances Critical Global Issues

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Given the critical importance of U.S.-China collaboration in addressing global challenges in food …PRNewswire12 hours ago

China’s Sinovac and Sinopharm consider mixing COVID-19 vaccines, adding booster shots

TAIPEI: Chinese vaccine makers are looking at mixing their jabs and whether a booster shot could help better protect against COVID-19. Sinovac …CNA18 hours ago

China’s film companies report positive growth in Q1, reserving an extended run of losses under COVID-19

China’s film industry is saw positive growth in the first quarter of the year as cinema goers return to theatres and screenings get back to normal. The sector was …Global Times12 hours ago

Sex sells: Farm region becomes China’s ‘lingerie capital’

A sleepy coastal county that for generations followed the rhythms of wheat and rice cultivation today concerns itself with global preferences on sensual wear.The Japan Times18 hours ago

Vietnam says it won’t follow others in opposing China: experts

BEIJING (Global Times): Vietnam has made positive comments on its ties with China during Chinese State Councillor and Minister of National Defence Wei …The Star Online22 hours ago

Boeing CEO to push Biden for ‘productive dialogue’ with China

Boeing CEO David Calhoun says he will advocate for the Biden administration to pursue a better trade relationship with China. “Given the importance of the …Fox Business3 hours ago

Xi’s China has big tech and science plans. But is looking worldwide for talent

It is said Chinese innovators work with one hand tied behind their backs. That won’t help the country’s tech ambitions.ThePrint21 hours ago

China Wants to Improve Genetics of Its Pigs So They’re Fatter and Eat Less

China will work to improve the genetics of its hog herd and other livestock in the coming decade with the aim of breeding animals that produce more meat and …Bloomberg4 hours ago

Global and China Autonomous Mining Driving Market Report 2021: Science and Technology Enterprises Lead the Development of China’s Autonomous Driving in Mining

Dublin, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global and China Mining-use Autonomous Driving Industry Report, 2020-2021” report has been added to …Yahoo Finance17 hours ago

China Construction Bank posts 2.8% rise in first-quarter profit

China Construction Bank Ltd (CCB) posted a 2.8% increase in first-quarter profit as China’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated and stoked …Yahoo Finance14 hours ago

Why seeing Russia and China as the new axis of evil is a non-starter

Russia, China can’t act in perfect concert. There’s a Batman problem for Putin.ThePrint18 hours agoOpinion

China to hold Olympic simulation event next month

The Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA) will stage an Olympic simulation event in May to help its players prepare for this year’s Tokyo Games, local media …WION16 hours ago

China–Australia relations: Cold politics over hot economics

Despite varying political systems and conflicting alliances, China–Australia bilateral relationship has continued to flourish over the years.ampObserver Research Foundation16 hours ago

OPINION: China’s firms gain a foothold in South America as energy providers

China’s expertise in managing energy grids in developing nations could benefit the region but policymakers must acknowledge risks.Diálogo Chino10 hours agoOpinion

Jacinda Ardern: We are not choosing between US and China

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rejected a suggestion that New Zealand’s statements on Five Eyes and China had created a strain with the United States.New Zealand Herald5 hours ago

Biden’s Armenian genocide call nudges Turkey toward China, Russia

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL — U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday described the massacre of Armenians, which began in 1915 under the Ottoman Empire, …Nikkei Asia19 hours ago

Finding Wealth In China’s ‘Time Machines’: 2021 Forbes Midas List’s Jing Hong

“China’s competition is cut-throat. People can’t just talk – they also have to have the capability to inspire their team members and really get things done,” says …Forbes21 hours ago

China helps Carlsberg sales to beat expectations

Danish brewer Carlsberg reported first-quarter sales slightly above expectations on Wednesday, helped by a strong Chinese market while Western Europe …CNBC19 hours ago

China vows to step in as India curbs vaccine supply to neighbours

Bangladeshs Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a briefing in Dhaka on Tuesday complained about India, its sole supplier, reneging on its pledge at a time …Economic Times22 hours ago

Global market relies on China to secure supply chain as Indian industries hit by COVID-19

Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, many enterprises in India cannot guarantee normal delivery, including textiles, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and …Global Times15 hours ago


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