China in the News: May 4, 2021

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

Conflict with China a ‘high likelihood’, says top Australian general

The former head of Australia’s special forces told his troops that we were already engaged in a “grey zone” war with China, and worse could well be around the …Sydney Morning Herald6 hours ago

A grey war with China?

“High likelihood” of physical conflict with China according to one of Australia’s top military commanders, and chief medical officer Paul Kelly has warned the …Crikey4 hours ago

Chinese social media blows up over official Communist Party post mocking India’s COVID-19 catastrophe

Chinese authorities have removed a controversial social media post from an official Communist Party account comparing the exhaust of a Chinese space shuttle …ABC News6 hours ago

China Deletes Social Media Posts Mocking India’s COVID-19 Tragedy

One post was seen comparing China’s module launch of its first space station with mass cremations in India.Business Insider14 hours ago

US and Britain tell China and Russia: we will push back

London: The Group of Seven western democracies aims to court new allies to counter challenges from China and Russia without holding Beijing down and …Sydney Morning Herald5 hours ago

Jacinda Ardern says differences between NZ and China ‘becoming harder to reconcile’

Jacinda Ardern says differences between New Zealand’s and China’s values and interests are “becoming harder to reconcile” as Beijing’s role in the world …ABC News23 hours ago

Stoking fears of war could serve China’s goals. Australian policy needs rethinking

Tensions in the region are escalating, but trumpeting the coming threat of war plays into Beijing’s goals and risks undermining Taiwan further.The Guardian2 hours agoOpinion

China’s grip on Darwin Port looks shaky as Australia grapples with regional security changes

Peter Dutton, one of the most hawkish figures in the federal government, has immediately set about putting his stamp on the Defence portfolio, and that could …ABC News6 hours ago

Australian table grapes suffer ‘unforeseen’ delays at China ports

Hundreds of containers packed with Australian table grapes are now backing up at ports in China, in what may be the latest multi-million-dollar trade salvo fired …9News23 hours ago

Philippines’ foreign minister to China: ‘get the f— out’

Manila: The Philippine foreign minister has demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China’s vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the …Sydney Morning Herald17 hours ago

Ardern’s speech was not an attack on China, or even a shift away from Beijing

Her words might have sounded tough to a domestic audience but in fact they’ll go down fine in China.The Guardian19 hours ago

US-China relations: Blinken accuses China of acting more aggressively

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says China is challenging the rules-based international order.BBC News20 hours ago

Result of China’s population census has become the worst-kept state secret

China’s statistics agency said last week that the country’s population still grew in 2020, refuting a report of a historic drop, but it has yet to confirm when it will …South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Lousy demographics will not stop China’s rise

The old maxim ‘demography is destiny’ no longer holds in the same way that it used to.Financial Times13 hours ago

China Is a Paper Dragon

U.S. policy makers should look to the future with a little more confidence and a lot more trust in trade, markets, and the superior potential of a free people.The Atlantic5 hours ago

China’s 21-tonne rocket set to crash back to Earth days after launch

A 21-tonne chunk of space debris from a Chinese rocket launch is set to crash back to Earth in the coming days, potentially hitting an inhabited area.9News21 hours ago

No end in sight for China’s dependence on Australian iron ore | The Strategist

China’s steel industry is blaming the concentrated ownership of Australia’s iron ore mines for the soaring ore price and is calling for Chinese government …The Strategist21 hours ago

Fight China with boycotts, sanctions: Liberal MP

The Morrison government’s China expert, Ted O’Brien, wants Australia to form new alliances that could use boycotts and sanctions to combat China’s economic …The Australian Financial Review11 hours ago

China and Russia’s Dangerous Convergence

On March 23, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, sat down for an auspiciously timed meeting. The high-level talks …Foreign Affairs Magazine13 hours ago

Chinese navy joins Indonesian submarine salvage operation in strategic waters to Australia’s north

Beijing dispatches naval ships to the strategically important Lombok Strait, north of Australia, to help with the salvage operation for an Indonesian submarine …ABC News7 hours ago

Tesla steps up engagement with Chinese regulators: Report

Tesla has faced consumer complaints in China of battery fires, unexpected acceleration and failed software updates.Al Jazeera English12 hours ago

We are in a contest with China ‘about the most fundamental questions facing the world’: Biden ally

The Trump administration turned up the geopolitical tension between the U.S. and China and confrontation between the world’s two superpowers is continuing …Yahoo Finance10 hours ago

WHO to decide fate of 3-billion-dose Chinese vaccines within days

Singapore: China’s top two vaccines could be approved by the World Health Organisation for global distribution within days, providing a potential boost to …Sydney Morning Herald19 hours ago

Biden’s anti-China technology message isn’t necessary

In his address to the joint session of Congress on April 28, President Joe Biden made the case for reinvigorating the government’s role in technological …Vox.com13 hours ago

Moment world-famous Chinese destination swamped with tourists

The world may still be in the grips of a global pandemic, but some countries appear more 2019 than ever before. Over the Labor Day holiday in China, new … hours ago

China Tensions Spill Over as Europe Moves Toward Biden’s Side

The biggest shift could come later this year if Germany’s Greens take on a role in government after the September election.Bloomberg1 hour ago

China’s rural migrant workforce falls for first time since 2008 amid pandemic

The number of migrant workers in China declined last year due largely to the coronavirus pandemic, but the nation is also contending with an ageing workforce.South China Morning Post15 hours ago

China taps into the best and worst of the internet

An extraordinary convergence of everything that is good and bad is underway in China’s technology sectors. On the one hand, monopolies are being curtailed to …MacroBusiness11 hours ago

China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases vs 11 a day earlier

China reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on May 3, up from 11 cases a day earlier, the national health authority said on Tuesday.Reuters1 hour ago

China Box Office: Youth Romance ‘My Love’ Beats Zhang Yimou’s ‘Cliff Walkers’ During Holiday Weekend

Zhang Yimou’s spy thriller Cliff Walkers was the best-reviewed new release to open over China’s lucrative May Day holiday weekend.Hollywood Reporter22 hours ago

Indonesia won’t waver on South China Sea, even with Chinese vaccine cooperation

Amid China’s pandemic assistance in the region, Jakarta has already taken steps to diversify its vaccine supplies and has stressed the need to settle disputes …South China Morning Post23 hours ago

ASEAN plus China, Japan, S.Korea vow to boost financial ties amid pandemic

Finance ministers and central bank governors from ASEAN, China, Japan and South Korea on Monday vowed to strengthen regional financial cooperation while …Reuters16 hours ago

Northeast China: Still Waiting for Regionalism – The Diplomat

China’s integration into the global economy is traditionally viewed by external audiences through the lens of power projection. At the center of this lies China’s …The Diplomat13 hours ago

Mainland China Traders Take Labor Day Holiday

Key News Asian equities were lower as China, Japan, and Thailand were closed today for the Labor Day holiday.Forbes10 hours ago

Russia turns to China to make Sputnik shots to meet demand

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Russia is turning to multiple Chinese firms to manufacture the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in an effort to speed up production as …The Associated Press12 hours ago

Meet the man China is taking desperate measures to silence

Beijing, which recently sanctioned leading Uyghur researcher Adrian Zenz, is growing bolder in its attempts to silence foreign hours ago

An Older China May Be More Unequal, Hitting Women and Rural Citizens Hardest

The population is at or near its peak. Absent different policies, women and rural citizens look likely to bear the burden of decline.Bloomberg1 hour agoOpinion

Australian LNG Exports To China Are Bouncing Back

Chinese imports of Australian LNG are bouncing back following a long period of tensions between the two nations.OilPrice.com6 hours ago

Cameron set to give up on UK-China investment fund

Former UK prime minister David Cameron has all but given up on his plan of launching a $1bn UK-China investment fund after relations nosedived between …Financial Times22 hours ago

US embassy in China to resume student visa processing on May 4

The U.S. Embassy and consulates in China are scheduled to resume visa appointments for students, starting May 4, after Washington lifted travel restrictions on …Nikkei Asia12 hours ago

China’s Wanda Preparing to Sell Hoyts Australian Cinema Chain (Report)

China’s Wanda Film may be preparing to sell Hoyts, the Australian cinema chain that it bought in 2015.Variety11 hours ago

Jacinda Ardern says differences with China becoming ‘harder to reconcile’

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is taking a tougher stance on China. Her comments were made as New Zealand’s government comes under …Deutsche Welle15 hours ago

China’s U.N. envoy hopes U.S. to emphasize dialogue in policy on N.Korea

China’s U.N. ambassador, Zhang Jun, said on Monday he hopes a U.S. review of North Korea policy will place more emphasis on dialogue, instead of pressure.Reuters4 hours ago

China’s digital yuan is a transaction helper, not a Trojan horse

Nan Li is associate professor at the Antai College of Economics & Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. John D. Van Fleet supports industry.Nikkei Asia17 hours agoOpinion

WHO ‘under the thumb of China’ ahead of decision over COVID vaccine

China could yet again receive “special treatment” as the nation is set to hear a decision from the WHO in relation to its vaccine, according to Sky News host Paul …Sky News Australia13 hours ago

China’s Red Flag Looks to the Past for Inspiration

The 2021 Hongqi L-Concept’s design pays homage to a classic luxury car from the 1950s, which mixed Russian and American influences.Autoweek7 hours ago

Press Freedom Day: Missing citizen journalists in China

More than a year after they were arrested by the Chinese government for reporting about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, four citizen journalists remain …DW (English)14 hours ago

China Huarong Seeks to Reassure Investors That It Can Repay Debt

(Bloomberg) — China Huarong Asset Management Co. broke its silence over the embattled company’s financial position, with a company executive telling media …Yahoo Finance Australia22 hours ago

The deterioration in Australia China relations

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne on 21 April cancelled two MOUs signed by the state of Victoria in 2018 and 2019 with China’s national Development …The Financial Express17 hours ago

China has already revealed plans to ‘unify Taiwan by force’

There is no need to presume China will take Taiwan by military force when its supreme leader Xi Jinping has already said he has “plans to unify Taiwan with the …Sky News Australia2 hours ago

Global investors flock to China amid improved business environment

Global investors’ enthusiasm for the Chinese market seems unstoppable despite the COVID-19 pandemic, as the latest data showed that China successfully …Global Times18 hours ago

Kao recruits web influencers to sell cosmetics in China

TOKYO — Kao has started to formally do business with Chinese social media influencers who purchase the Japanese company’s cosmetics in bulk for.Nikkei Asia5 hours ago

Welcome to a scary new world, where deterrence means threatening China

If China is determined to expand its control to do to Taiwan what it has done to Hong Kong, how should the United States respond? And how should Australia …The Canberra Times7 hours ago

PRICING NOTICE: No change to China billet price after import tax removal

China’s decision to remove its import tax on all steel billet last week means Fastmarkets will not proceed with any changes to limit data points to Asean-origin …Metalbulletin.com16 hours ago

Democrats outraged at China ban are ‘completely ok’ with India ban under Joe Biden

None of the people who were outraged at America’s travel ban on China at the beginning of the pandemic are protesting now it is “America under team blue” …Herald Sun12 hours ago

Experts Fear China Could Use Its Space Station For Military Use, Trigger A New ‘Space Race’

With the launch of the core module (Tianhe) of its first space station, China has cemented its place as an undisputed space power.EurAsian Times22 hours ago

Why Afghanistan is critical to the struggle against China, Russia and Iran

Withdrawing from Afghanistan will give up a strategic foothold the United States has in the back yard of its greatest rivals, says the author of this commentary.Military Times2 hours agoOpinion

Investing in Chongqing in Inland China: Costs, Industries, Incentive Zones

Situated in inland China, the sprawling city of Chongqing is a key port along the Yangtze River economic belt and a prominent logistics node for the Belt and …China Briefing15 hours ago

The Latest: Alabama gov says pandemic “absolutely” managed

Declaring the COVID-19 pandemic “absolutely” managed despite lagging vaccinations, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she will end a state health order meant to …ABC News4 hours ago

China challenging New Zealand’s ‘interests and values’

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has conceded the differences between New Zealand and China are becoming harder to reconcile. Beijing has accused the Five …Sky News Australia2 hours ago

How Will the Digital Renminbi Change China? by Shang-Jin Wei

China’s new digital renminbi by itself will not help the currency to challenge the US dollar’s global dominance. Its true significance instead lies in its potential to …Project Syndicate12 hours agoOpinion

China goes rogue to get Sun Yang to the Olympics

China’s star swimmer Sun Yang, who is fighting to save his career after a doping controversy, has been given new hope of competing at the Olympics after … hour ago

China and Russia’s authoritarian challenge hangs over G-7 meeting

LONDON — The authoritarian challenge of Russia and China will be a major talking point when Group of Seven foreign ministers meet at an expanded gath.Nikkei Asia18 hours ago

China Weekly News Quiz: April 25-May 2, 2021

Share. QR. Copied. Do you know what happened in China last week? Take our weekly news quiz to test your knowledge and get up to speed on the latest …CGTN11 hours ago

Vietnam overtakes China as largest exporter to US

HIGH POINT — In one of the most dramatic shifts in the recent history of furniture imports, Vietnam has overtaken China as the largest exporter of finished goods …Furniture Today13 hours ago

China – Severe weather (Xinhua, CMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 3 May 2021) – China

English News and Press Release on China about Agriculture, Shelter and Non-Food Items and Flood; published on 03 May 2021 by ECHO.ReliefWeb12 hours ago

CGTN: Amazing Roads: Get to know China’s most exceptional expressways

In October 1988, the Shanghai-Jiading Expressway, the first in the Chinese mainland, officially opened to traffic. With this milestone, the development of China’s …Yahoo Finance23 hours ago

Philippines protests ‘belligerent actions’ by China vs coast guard

The Department of Foreign Affairs condemns ‘the shadowing, blocking, dangerous maneuver, and radio challenges’ by the Chinese Coast Guard against their …Rappler19 hours ago

Sonu Sood calls out China for blocking oxygen consignments to India as lives are being lost, Chinese Ambassador assures ‘smooth functioning’

Sonu Sood called out China for blocking consignments of oxygen concentrators being transported to India. Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong, in his …The Indian Express21 hours ago

China and Hong Kong Internet Data Center Market Size to Reach Revenues of around USD 35 Billion by 2026 – Arizton

CHICAGO, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — – In-depth analysis and data-driven insights on the impact of COVID-19 included in this China and Hong Kong data …PRNewswire8 hours ago

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang handed Tokyo Olympics lifeline

China’s star swimmer Sun Yang, who is fighting to save his career after a doping controversy, has been given new hope of competing at the Olympics after …Yahoo Sport Australia15 hours ago

Victoria’s flirtation with China is at an end

The controversial deal between the Victorian government and China has been torn up.Tasmania Examiner20 hours ago

Chinas global Covid-19 vaccination program may face production problems

Though China’s drive to vaccinate its population with home-made COVID-19 vaccines is being extended to as many as 30 countries around the world, the …Business Standard18 hours ago

Were Taiwan’s defences punctured by mainland Chinese man in rubber dinghy?

Police say man claims to have sailed from Fujian, seeking freedom and democracy, as lawmaker says it shows the island is vulnerable to mainland infiltrators.South China Morning Post15 hours ago

China Q1 solar installs top 5.5GW as groundwork is laid for expected end of year rush

A 102MW floating PV project in a coal mine subsidence area of China’s Anhui Province. Image: Sungrow Floating. China installed 5.56GW of solar in Q1 2021, …PV-Tech19 hours ago

Australia reviewing China’s ownership of Darwin port

Australia is reviewing whether to force a Chinese company to sell a lease to a strategically important port used by US Marines, a move that could further stoke …台北時報9 hours ago

China gives Tim Hortons a warm welcome

The Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain already has 200 locations in the country and new investors as it looks to further its global.Restaurant Business Online6 hours ago

Coronavirus: China and US mishandling of COVID-19 is subject of new doc ‘In the Same Breath’

The documentary ‘In the Same Breath’, by filmmaker Nanfu Wang examines the issue of government misinformation in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic …CTV News10 hours ago

German air taxi firm Volocopter eyes China expansion with Geely venture

German “urban air mobility” developer Volocopter has agreed to form a venture with Chinese shareholder Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, setting the stage for …South China Morning Post15 hours ago

Island building rises as opportunity for China in the Pacific

The Pacific islands contribute the least to climate change. But theyre the most vulnerable to its impacts. The issue of maritime boundaries and sea level rise is …The Australian18 hours ago

Iran wants to use China to counter US – what are the implications?

This shift to the east is a topic that has been discussed openly in Iran for years, including in its leading media.The Jerusalem Post11 hours ago

This Chinese Battery Company Has Produced More Billionaires Than Google Or Facebook

A little-known but fast-growing Chinese maker of batteries for electric vehicles now has more billionaires on Forbes’ list than just about any other public company …Forbes15 hours ago

Asian shares mostly lower; China, Japan closed for holidays

Shares were mostly lower in Asia in thin trading Monday, with many markets including those in Tokyo and Shanghai closed for holidays. The declines follow a …Associated Press21 hours ago

China stocks take lion’s share as EM flows bounce back in April -IIF

Foreign net flows to emerging market equity and debt portfolios picked up in April as currency volatility ebbed, with flows to Chinese equities taking a large share …Reuters11 hours ago

Hang Seng Index extends slide from six-week high on Ping An, HSBC pullback

Hong Kong stocks slump as Ping An Insurance falls after unveiling a plan to inject as much as US$7.84 billion into a restructuring to rescue Founder Group.South China Morning Post16 hours ago

China’s new steel tax policies boost Singapore rebar import prices

Singapore’s rebar import prices are getting a boost from the new ferrous tax policies announced by China, market sources said.Metalbulletin.com10 hours ago

China gas use to rise 10pc in 2021: Sinopec, PetroChina

China’s state-controlled energy firms are expecting domestic gas demand growth to accelerate this year, as the economy recovers and consumption of the fuel is …Argus Media21 hours ago

China’s smartphone shipment up 30 pct in Q1: report

International, MNA | China’s smartphone market recorded 30-percent year-on-year growth in the first quarter of the year, according to an industrial report.Macau Business1 hour ago

May Day Holiday spurs consumption demand in China

Share. QR. Copied. Tourists at Hongcun Village in Huangshan, east China’s Anhui Province, May 1, 2021. /CFP. Tourists at Hongcun Village in Huangshan, …CGTN21 hours ago

Fidelity Slashes Valuation of Restructured Ant Group of China

U.S. asset manager Fidelity Investments has cut its valuation of Chinese financial technology giant Ant Group in half in its latest filings assessing the.Insurance Journal13 hours ago

Ecommerce Insights from China’s Pinduoduo

At the end of 2020, the five-year-old Chinese shopping app Pinduoduo had 788.4 million users and more than $9 billion in annual revenue. Pinduoduo’s …Practical Ecommerce16 hours ago

Baidu launches China’s first paid robotaxi service

Chinese technology giant Baidu has launched what is says is the country’s first commercial robotaxi *service*, which will see its Apollo self-driving vehicles shuttle …New Atlas17 hours ago

Chinese OWL teams boycott Saebyeolbe for criticizing lack of free speech on Douyu

Overwatch: After Saebyeolbe made comments criticizing China and its government, the four Chinese OWL organizations announced they will refuse to engage …InvenGlobal7 hours ago

China’s Hong Kong Media Crackdown Risks Economic Damage

The Chinese government is making a high-stakes bid to force Hong Kong—long an outpost of freedom—into abject political and civic submission while …Foreign Policy20 hours ago

Chinese gold consumption reaches pre-pandemic levels

(Kitco News) – It was reported during the Asian session that Chinese gold consumption soared 93.9% in the first three months from the same quarter a year …Kitco NEWS15 hours ago

China has given 275.34 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of May 2

China has administered 275.34 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Sunday, the National Health Commission said on Monday.Reuters17 hours ago

Asia manufacturing powers ahead, even as China activity cools

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – Asia’s manufacturing activity remained robust through April even as a gauge of factory output in China, the region’s top economy and …The Straits Times17 hours ago

Diller Scofidio + Renfro completes riverside Tianjin Juilliard School in China

Four steel and concrete pavilions linked by glass bridges make up the Tianjin Juilliard School, which Diller Scofidio + Renfro has completed in China.Dezeen14 hours ago

Parents lose custody of daughter in rare Chinese child abuse case

A mother and her ex-husband were stripped of custody of their 12-year-old daughter after a court found repeated incidents of extreme violence for not performing …South China Morning Post18 hours ago

Smart TV maker under fire for ‘spying’ after user reveals data harvesting

Chinese television maker Skyworth has issued an apology after a consumer found that his set was quietly collecting a wide range of private data and sending it …South China Morning Post15 hours ago

USTR Annual Special 301 Report Maintaining China on Watchlist

Office of the United States Trade Representative released its annual Special 301 Report on US trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual …The National Law Review11 hours ago

On Chinese Socialism – Asia Business News

For businesses looking at aspects of what is aimed at in the recent “China for 2035, the New Era” policy, the emergence of the new China follows the transition of …Asia Briefing14 hours ago


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