China in the News: April 30, 2021

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Scott Morrison’s India and China problems share the same challenge — finding the right balance

The difficulties of achieving balance are being exposed currently on two fronts — the repatriation of Australians and relations with China, writes Michelle Grattan.ABC News5 hours ago

China seeks to douse speculation of shrinking population

China’s population grew, the statistics bureau said, in an apparent bid to quash reports that it had fallen, but stopped short of specifying the period in question.ABC News13 hours ago

China’s Population Increased in 2020, Government Says – WSJ

BEIJING—China’s population increased in 2020, the nation’s statistics bureau said in a brief statement Thursday. The National Bureau of Statistics didn’t …The Wall Street Journal16 hours ago

China launches main part of its first permanent space station

China has launched an unmanned module containing living quarters for three crew on a permanent space station that it plans to complete by the end of 2022.ABC News19 hours ago

Value of Australian wine exports to China falls 96 per cent

In a speech, China’s top diplomat in Australia said “Whoever tied the knot is responsible for untying it”.Sydney Morning Herald19 hours ago

‘Extremely irresponsible’: China slams Australia’s war ‘hype’

China has again urged Australian “troublemakers” to carefully think about their choice of words in the wake of recent warnings of a potential war in the …Yahoo News Australia23 hours ago

China urges U.S. to restrain frontline forces in nearby seas

The Chinese defence ministry urged the United States on Thursday to rein in its frontline forces which Beijing has said have become more active in the air and …Reuters2 hours ago

China has ‘no other choice’ but to rely on coal power for now, official says

China has ambitious goals for cutting its carbon emissions, but it won’t be abandoning coal power anytime soon as it keeps its eye firmly on economic targets.CNBC20 hours ago

Biden’s Speech Calls for U.S. to Take On China and Russia

Competition with China, and containment of Russia, were the subtext of Mr. Biden’s call for action. But casting the new struggle “democracy versus autocracy” …The New York Times3 hours ago

Beijing must prepare for a drastic reversal ahead of China’s rise and America’s fall

Washington’s domestic agenda may be confused, but its new foreign policy consensus is extraordinarily coherent, comprehensive and bipartisan, and is …South China Morning Post3 hours agoOpinion

Australian PM: Multibillion Dollar Military Spending Not a Warning to China

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says multibillion-dollar investments in military bases in northern Australia are designed to enhance regional peace, rather than as a deliberate response to China’s growing assertiveness. In response, officials in Beijing have called Australian politicians the “real troublemakers.” Australia is beefing up its military bases in the Northern Territory, including facilities to train aboriginal recruits, and others that host joint exercises with U.S. Marines stationed in the region. Speaking at the Robertson army barracks in the Northern Territory, Prim…VOA Asia10 hours ago

China official struggles as undercover Meituan delivery driver

China’s food delivery apps have come under fire for their treatment of employees after a television exposé featured an undercover government official posing as …Financial Times11 hours ago

Fortescue runs hot as China tries to cool steel sector

Fortescue Metals chief executive Elizabeth Gaines believes steel and iron ore demand will remain strong despite the Chinese government’s latest policy move to …The Australian Financial Review17 hours ago

China Warns Large Tech Firms as Industry Faces Rising Oversight

Tencent, ByteDance and JD.com were among the firms ordered to change business practices that regulators see as risky, the latest sign of heightened scrutiny …The Wall Street Journal4 hours ago

Border dispute casts shadow over China’s offers of Covid help for India

Analysis: some in China see India’s crisis as a diplomatic opportunity but tensions from last summer remain high.The Guardian6 hours ago

China’s Internet Antitrust Push Leads to Corporate Clashes

Hours after the Chinese government imposed a record $2.8 billion fine on Alibaba, a veteran internet entrepreneur urged regulators to do something similar to …The New York Times16 hours ago

Many key China issues still ‘under review’ at Biden’s first 100 days

As U.S. President Joe Biden’s first 100 days come to a close this week, a number of key policy positions and contentious issues remain “under review,” to use the …Reuters4 hours ago

Duterte ‘reluctant’ to confront China over South China Sea row

Philippine president says Manila owes Beijing ‘debt of gratitude’ but also says country’s sovereignty non-negotiable.Al Jazeera English14 hours ago

China says population grew last year, refuting media report of decline

The Financial Times reported earlier this week that the latest census figures were expected to show nation’s population slipping to fewer than 1.4 billion.South China Morning Post18 hours ago

China is its own worst enemy

Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a nonresident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.Th.Nikkei Asia17 hours agoOpinion

EU report accusing China, Russia of vaccine disinformation ‘thief crying stop thief’

Chinese observers called an EU report “a thief crying ‘stop thief,'” as the report accused Chinese and Russian media of “disinformation” while ignoring the …Global Times10 hours ago

A powerful faction in Japan strives to keep China sweet

THERE ARE no fewer than seven pandas at the Adventure World zoo in Wakayama, a mountainous region in central Japan. After the latest cub was born in …The Economist1 hour ago

China’s US coal imports surge in March amid ban on Australian exports

US coal exports to China more than doubled between February and March, helping Beijing edge closer to its obligations under the phase-one trade deal and …South China Morning Post4 hours ago

US has ramped up reconnaissance in Chinese-claimed waters, says Beijing

China says US missions up 20 per cent for warships and 40 per cent for planes, as Joe Biden tells Congress of ‘competition with China … to win 21st century’.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post10 hours ago

PS5 preorders begin in China, almost six months after US launch

The PS5 will be available to buy in China on May 15th, a little over six months after its original release in the US last year, Sony announced today. The disc …The Verge17 hours ago

Apple sales bounce back in China as Huawei loses smartphone crown

Huawei’s smartphone rivals in China are quickly divvying up the market share it has lost over the past year. 92.4 million units of smartphones were shipped in …Yahoo Finance Australia20 hours ago

Big Four auditors squeezed between US and China

A fight over access to accounts of Chinese companies spells danger for PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG.Financial Times21 hours ago

Xi ‘deadly earnest’ about China becoming most influential nation, Biden says

US president tells joint sessions of Congress Xi Jinping is ‘deadly earnest’ about China becoming the most consequential nation in the world.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post22 hours ago

China launches space station’s main component

At least 12 astronauts are training to fly to and live in the station, including veterans of previous flights, newcomers and women,Brisbane Times5 hours ago

Rebar Steel China Record Emissions

China’s steel futures hit *fresh* records as the government added to a sweep of measures aimed at reining in output and emissions in the world’s top producer.Bloomberg17 hours ago

US to keep China’s trade-deal performance under the microscope

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai briefs a Senate subcommittee, vowing a top-to-bottom review of the trade policy with China.South China Morning Post15 hours ago

Taiwan’s new coast guard flagship to counter China’s ‘grey-zone’ threat

Taiwan commissioned into *service* a new coast guard flagship on Thursday to help counter China’s “grey zone” war tactics against the island. Taiwan’s …Reuters14 hours ago

China’s Draft Security Standard on Facial Recognition

The National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee of China published a draft standard on Security Requirements of Facial Recognition …The National Law Review8 hours ago

China slightly eases international flight suspension rules

China’s aviation regulator will slightly relax suspension rules on international flights due to COVID-19 as it seeks to facilitate more flexible capacity arrangement …Reuters21 hours ago

Unprecedented stimulus to fire up May Day holiday spending

Few things are more beautiful than taking a trip in the springtime, an experience that however has been complicated by the COVID-19 epidemic. For consumers …Global Times11 hours ago

China Expands Disinformation Campaign to Undermine International Xinjiang Outcry

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is stepping up an international disinformation campaign surrounding the mass detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic …Radio Free Asia8 hours ago

China’s transition to electric vehicles

In recent decades, China’s rapid economic growth has enabled more and more consumers to buy their own cars. The result has been improved mobility and the.Mirage News4 hours ago

Europeans find China’s sanctions over Xinjiang vague, ‘regrettable’

Is Beijing trying to contain or downplay sanctions it imposed against European officials to keep the China-EU investment deal afloat?South China Morning Post12 hours ago

Biden spy chief: China would find change in US policy toward Taiwan ‘deeply destabilizing’ | TheHill

Beijing would find it “deeply destabilizing” if the United States were to explicitly state it would come to Taiwan’s defense in the event of a Chinese invasion, the …The Hill9 hours ago

Drawing on History and Looking to the Future to Advance China-US Relations along the Right Track

Yang Jiechi. I. This year marks the 50th anniversary of China-U.S. Ping-Pong diplomacy. In April 1971, the U.S. table tennis team, which was attending the 31st …MFA China16 hours ago

China mandates energy storage as it sets 16.5% solar and wind target for 2025

The National Energy Administration has ordered grid companies to supply enough network connection points for all the solar and wind projects registered in …pv magazine International15 hours ago

Activists, experts and policy makers speak out on Chinese state influence in Canada

Activists, experts and policy makers are speaking out on what they believe is growing evidence of the Chinese Communist Party’s influence under Xi Jinping of …CTV News5 hours ago

Hong Kong passes new immigration law that could enable China-style exit bans

Hong Kong (CNN) Officials in Hong Kong will soon be able to block people from entering or leaving the territory, raising concerns over the possibility of mainland …CNN 19 hours ago

Chinese military says General Rawat’s assertion that China tried to change status quo in eastern Ladakh ‘inconsistent with facts’

China’s military on Thursday described as “completely inconsistent with the facts” the assertion of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat that the People’s …Economic Times13 hours ago

US needs a correct mindset to compete with China: Global Times editorial

On the eve of his 100th day in office, US President Joe Biden on Wednesday delivered his first address to Congress. He said the US was “in a competition with …Global Times12 hours agoOpinion

Letter: China’s population decline hurts its global ambitions

China’s reported short-term demographic problems are only the tip of the iceberg regarding the country’s longer term population challenges (“China braced for …Financial Times2 hours ago

A message for US and China as India and Russia put two and two together

New Delhi is reminding Washington of its strategic autonomy and soothing Russian qualms about the Quad. Moscow is telling Beijing it will keep selling arms to …South China Morning Post9 hours ago

US aviation giants hope to gain more market in China

After losing six quarters in a row, Boeing CEO urged the Biden administration to establish good trade relations with China, and said that the aircraft orders from …Global Times14 hours ago

Oh, So Apparently Sony Has Enough PS5s for China Now

It seems low supply isn’t enough to stop Sony from opening up PS5 sales in yet another country because today Sony announced plans to begin selling the PS5 …Gizmodo Australia10 hours ago

Regions feel the heavy hand of the Chinese Communist Party

No matter how they dress themselves up on the international stage, the Chinese Communist Party is made up of an ugly bunch of brutal colonists. Its treatment of …The Australian10 hours agoOpinion

China’s 2021 gold demand seen reverting to pre-pandemic levels – WGC official

China’s 2021 gold demand will see annual growth and will revert to pre-pandemic levels if there are no dramatic changes to the global economic and …Reuters14 hours ago

China’s new maritime law fines ships that violate its waters

BEIJING — China on Thursday passed a law that imposes fines on foreign-flagged vessels for sailing in waters it claims as its own, adding more enforc.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

Premier Li Keqiang Co-hosts the 6th Round of China-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

On the afternoon of April 28, 2021, Premier Li Keqiang co-hosted the 6th round of China-Germany inter-governmental consultation with German Chancellor …MFA China12 hours ago

Global and China Autonomous Mining Driving Market Report 2021 Featuring Chinese Technology Companies, Chinese OEMs, & Global Enterprises Such as Komatsu, Caterpillar, ASI, BELAZ

PRNewswire/ — The “Global and China Mining-use Autonomous Driving Industry Report, 2020-2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s …PRNewswire14 hours ago

Commentary: Did Chinese censors just cancel Oscar-winner Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland?

Why were the Academy Awards show blocked in China? A nationalist backlash against Nomadland director Chloe Zhao isn’t quite it, says Professor Bo Zhiyue.CNA3 hours agoOpinion

Vaccinating against COVID-19 more than anywhere else, China still needs to speed up

Staff members talk outside booths where people receive a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination center, during a …CNA17 hours ago

Slower loan growth, margin pressure may drag earnings at China’s Big Four banks

A potential slowdown in loans and continued pressure on margins amid low interest rates may dampen earnings growth at major Chinese lenders in the coming …S&P Global7 hours ago

China’s Baidu to launch paid driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing

Baidu will launch paid driverless robotaxi services in Beijing from May 2, the Chinese tech giant said on Thursday, making it the among the first companies in the …Reuters18 hours ago

China’s Zhao Lijian doubles down on Fukushima nuclear tweet

Zhao pins ‘Great Wave’ post to the top of his feed after protests from Tokyo asking for it to be removed.South China Morning Post18 hours ago

World’s second-largest hydropower station begins operation in China

The second-largest hydropower dam in the world will begin to provide electricity to Chinese residents in July this year. The Baihetan Hydropower Station.Energy Matters9 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE Major Chinese investors in talks to take Aramco stake -sources

Major Chinese investors are in talks to buy a stake in Saudi Aramco (2222.SE), several sources told Reuters on Wednesday, as Saudi Arabia’s state oil firm …Reuters21 hours ago

China’s dhole population at risk of extinction

The dhole (Cuon alpinus), a mountain canid species that once lived throughout north, south, and southeast Asia (1), is endangered worldwide (2, 3). Now found …Science Magazine7 hours ago

China’s consumers are so over the pandemic

This is the web version of Eastworld, Fortune’s newsletter focused on business and technology in Asia. Subscribe here to get future editions in your inbox.Fortune15 hours ago

India’s ‘double mutant’ strain detected in some Chinese cities: Top official

Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said the Indian Covid-19 strain has been detected in “some cities” but …Hindustan Times12 hours ago

Was China behind last October’s power outage in India? Here’s what we know.

When Mumbai’s electrical grid went down last October, Indian officials blamed “technical problems” for the outage that left millions without power or cellphone …Washington Post16 hours ago

Is there a war coming between China and the United States?

What has made this return of Chinese, Iranian and Russian aggressive nationalism even more dangerous is that, in each country, it is married to state-led …Economic Times18 hours ago

China boosts power of maritime authorities, fanning tensions

BEIJING – China on Thursday passed legislation to strengthen the power of its maritime safety authorities, state-run media reported, sparking fears that tensions …The Japan Times10 hours ago

China takes great leap backwards as its population falls

China is expected to record its first population decrease in several decades when Beijing releases official census figures after weeks of delay, revealing an …The Australian17 hours ago

Feminists thwarting China’s population goals – POLITICO

Welcome, China Watchers. This week’s guest host is Leta Hong Fincher, author of “Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China” (2018) and …Politico12 hours ago

5G iPhones push Apple to record second quarter in China

Apple’s sales in Greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, almost doubled year-on-year in the quarter ending March, buoyed by strong demand for.South China Morning Post15 hours ago

Remembering The Time Grumman Helped Craft A Modern Fighter For China

The brief thaw in America’s relations with China in the 1980s yielded this surprising hybrid fighter program led by Grumman.The Drive2 hours ago

US can build ‘coalition of the willing’ against China: former Obama advisor

Jason Furman, who headed the Council of Economic Advisors during the Obama years, told Yahoo Finance that the international community’s approach to …Yahoo Finance Australia10 hours ago

China-India bilateral trade remains strong: MOFCOM

The China-India bilateral trade is showing strong resilience as the trade volume decline between the two countries remains much lower than India’s decline in …Global Times12 hours ago

China’s census: what impact will national demographic data have?

This is a series of stories about China’s once-a-decade census, conducted in 2020. The world’s most populous country’s national demographic data will have …South China Morning Post21 hours ago

Teck, US coking coal miners continue to reap China premium on Australia coal ban

Miners Teck Resources, Coronado Global Resources, Warrior Met Coal, and the broader North American coal industry have emerged as key beneficiaries from …S&P Global17 hours ago

China passes law against food waste

Share. QR. Copied. A poster is displayed at a restaurant, urging diners to save food, in Tianshui City, Gansu Province, northwest China, September 22, 2020.CGTN19 hours ago

Tanker collision spilt 400 tonnes of oil off China coast: authorities

Beijing (AFP). Around 400 tonnes of oil spilt into the Yellow Sea after a tanker collided with another ship off China’s largest crude-receiving port earlier this week, …FRANCE 2419 hours ago

China Hints at Launching Shanghai-Zurich Stock Connect Program

The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) may inaugurate the sale of global depositary receipts (GDRs) in Switzerland by Chinese companies in 2021, along the …China Briefing21 hours ago

How China’s Digital Currency Could Fracture Global Finance

Digital currencies have been pulled into the geopolitical arena, and, just as strategic supply chains are decoupling, central bank digital currencies will fracture …Forbes14 hours ago

China under rising pressure from imported COVID-19 cases: official – Xinhua | English.news.cn

BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) — China is under rising pressure to guard against imported COVID-19 cases and domestic resurgences, with the virus still ravaging …Xinhua13 hours ago

Guest Opinion: China’s Ambitious Plan

Manufacturing in China often conjures the images of factories, assembly lines, and workrooms running on cheap, inexpensive, and in some cases, slave labor.Supply Chain Management Review5 hours ago

JFrog Expands Presence in Asia-Pacific, Growing Local Teams in China to Support Increasing Demand for DevOps Solutions

JFrog Ltd. (“JFrog”) (NASDAQ: FROG), the liquid software company, today announced it will be expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region,Business Wire12 hours ago

Japan on the pointed horns of a China dilemma

Japan’s China dilemma is intensifying. Japanese economic health is deeply dependent on the same country that increasingly threatens Japan’s.Asia Times21 hours ago

Jack Ma taunted China. Then came his fall.

Thanks to his misstep in openly criticizing the government, regulators now have Jack Ma right where they want him, and intend to make him relinquish control of …Economic Times18 hours ago

China’s 2020 Census Data Expected To Show Declining Fertility Rate

China is poised to release once-a-decade census information that experts say will highlight a shrinking fertility rate — one of the country’s biggest long-term …NPR16 hours ago

While China is ‘hooking into Australia’ for standing up for itself, NZ is ‘being praised’ for toeing the line

Sky News host Paul Murray says while China is “hooking into Australia” for standing up against it, New Zealand is getting its praise for abstaining from …Sky News Australia11 hours ago

Unilever tops quarterly sales forecasts as home cooking, China recovery pick up

Unilever beat quarterly sales forecasts on Thursday, helped by a pick-up in home cooking in coronavirus lockdowns and a strong economic recovery in China.CNBC16 hours ago

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

(Bloomberg) — 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 …Yahoo Finance21 hours ago

Hungary eyes vaccine passport deals, holds talks with China

Hungary will pursue bilateral agreements recognising COVID-19 vaccine certificates that would allow citizens to travel among participating countries, the prime …Reuters13 hours ago

How can countries such as China tackle falling birth rates?

Leaked data suggest China’s population is in decline. Reversing that will be tricky | The Economist explains.The Economist9 hours ago

Vietnam Says It Opposes China’s Fishing Ban That Starts May 1

Vietnam rejects China’s ban on fishing beginning May 1 in waters that include parts of the Gulf of Tonkin and the Paracel Islands region, Ministry of Foreign …Bloomberg15 hours ago

China orders fintech firms to stick to the rules as clampdown widens

Chinese financial watchdogs on Thursday summoned 13 internet platforms engaged in finance business, including heavyweights Tencent and ByteDance, …Reuters12 hours ago

Giving China a ‘free ride’ while we ‘handicap our economy’ is ‘gobsmacking in its naivety’

Qld LNP Senator Matt Canavan says it is just “gobsmacking in its naivety” to allow China to have a “free ride” while Australia and other countries handicap their …Sky News Australia12 hours ago

China’s April factory activity growth expected to slow slightly

China’s factory activity was expected to have grown at a slightly slower pace in April while maintaining momentum as the world’s second-largest economy …Reuters20 hours ago

What China’s Rise to Global Box Office Champs Means for Hollywood’s Future

In 2020, the United States fell from its perch as the world’s top box office for the first time in history. Theater closures, delayed releases of major films and public …Newsweek9 hours ago

US Will Not Race China to Develop CBDC Says Fed Chairman Powell

The U.S. is biding its time to see whether a CBDC was something that would be a “good thing for the people,” Powell said Wednesday.Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

China Readies for May Holiday Travel Surge

SHANGHAI — Between 200 million and 265 million trips are expected to take place for China’s May Labor Day holiday, which starts on Saturday, elevating …WWD13 hours ago

China’s SPP 2020 Data and Typical IP Cases

In follow up to China’s Ministry of Public Security’s press conference on April 23, 2021 regarding criminal Intellectual Property IP law investigations, China’s …The National Law Review11 hours ago

Global and China HD Map Market Report 2021 Featuring 15 Chinese Map Providers, 5 International Map Providers and 18 Map-Related Technology Companies

DUBLIN, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global and China HD Map Industry Report, 2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.PRNewswire14 hours ago

Nominal spending figures understate China’s military might

“THAT’S NOT going to happen on my watch,” Joe Biden said last month, regarding China’s “goal to become…the most powerful country in the world.” In the …The Economist1 hour ago

‘The club is dead’ – footballers unpaid and angry as Chinese teams fold

Shanghai (AFP). The team bus of Liaoning Hongyun will be auctioned to help pay its former players, but it will take much more than that to raise the $850,000 …FRANCE 2419 hours ago

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