China in the News: May 6, 2021

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

Beijing suspends China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue

China’s government has announced it is indefinitely suspending all activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue – the first formal freeze of a …ABC News4 hours ago

China suspends China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue indefinitely

Singapore: Beijing has cut off all diplomatic contact with the Australian government under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, once a key channel …Sydney Morning Herald3 hours ago

China suspends a key agreement with Australia

China has suspended a key agreement for regular high-level economic dialogue with Australia in retaliation for the scrapping of Victoria’s Belt and Road …The Australian Financial Review1 hour ago

China’s miscalculation on trade deal helps Biden rebuild the Western Front

China’s response to European sanctions for its human rights violations has blown up a trade deal seven years in the making and pushed Europe closer to the …Sydney Morning Herald5 hours ago

‘Deeply concerned’ G7 scolds China and Russia in statement

The Group of Seven have scolded both China and Russia, casting the Kremlin as malicious and Beijing as a bully, but beyond words there were few concrete … hours ago

As Morrison declares war on China, US retreats

It’s not very well thought-through. It’s largely for domestic political consumption. And only accidentally in the national interest. But I’m loving the Australian …MacroBusiness8 hours ago

China reveals where the 22-tonne Long March 5B rocket will ‘likely’ hit on re-entry to Earth

Debris from a Chinese rocket that sent part of a planned space station into orbit last week is likely to fall in international waters, China’s Global Times reports … hours ago

China’s top economic planner decides to suspend all activities under China-Australia strategic economic dialogue

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced it will “indefinitely suspend” all activities under the framework of the China-Australia …Global Times4 hours ago

Iron ore is saving Australia’s trade with China. How long can it last?

Hong Kong (CNN Business) Wine and wheat. Lobsters and logs. Beef and barley. If Australia exports it, China has likely put up barriers to entry over the past …CNN 1 hour ago

China plans to revive strategic Kiribati airstrip: MP

China has drawn up plans to upgrade an airstrip and bridge on one of Kiribati’s remote islands south-west of Hawaii, in a bid to revive a site that hosted military …Sydney Morning Herald22 hours ago

Are Christians In China Next In Line For ‘Re-Education’?

In April 2021, Radio Free Asia reported that “authorities in China are detaining Christians in secretive, mobile ‘transformation’ facilities to make …Forbes19 hours ago

Letters of 3 May 2021: China opts for punitive action

The Chinese ambassador to Australia, Cheng Jingye, accuses the Morrison government of ″⁣engaging in economic coercion″⁣, and endangering relations …The Australian Financial Review7 hours ago

Philippines’ Duterte apologises for taking unapproved China jab

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Chinese Embassy to take back 1,000 donated Sinopharm vaccines, after he was criticised for taking an …BBC News2 hours ago

U.S. embassy in the doghouse in China after student visa post backfires

The resumption of student visa applications at U.S. missions in China got off to an acrimonious start this week when netizens took exception to an American …Reuters4 hours ago

Lelush: How a sulky Russian model became China’s slacker icon

Getting trapped in a boy band reality TV contest was just the start of Lelush’s unlikely journey.BBC News7 hours ago

Beijing loses US-China conference to Singapore

Michael Bloomberg, Henry Kissinger and Hank Paulson have picked Singapore over Beijing for their next annual conference on US-China relations. Bloomberg …Financial Times11 hours ago

‘China is bullying us into shutting our mouths’

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says what he most fears is China “bullying us into shutting our mouths” as China apologists tell Australia to temper its rhetoric toward …Sky News Australia16 hours ago

China expresses concern over its absence in India’s 5G trials

China expressed concern on Wednesday over India’s move to not grant any Chinese firm permission to participate in 5G trials in the world’s second-largest …Yahoo Tech8 hours ago

EU beefs up powers to curb China as trade deal prospects cool

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled new powers to block state-backed companies from making unfair inroads into EU markets, as the bloc …Yahoo News Australia20 hours ago

The Crisis after the Crisis: How Ladakh will Shape India’s Competition with China

The border crisis in Ladakh may end in war or peace — or it may never end.The Interpreter18 hours ago

Austal sails into South China Sea, backed by might of US

Perth-based Austal is set to become a joint owner of strategically important shipyards on the edge of the flashpoint South China Sea, alongside a giant US …The Australian Financial Review6 hours ago

The west is in a contest, not a cold war, with China

The west is back. So we heard when foreign ministers of the group of seven rich democracies rolled into London this week. To prove the point, the ministers …Financial Times3 hours agoOpinion

Ganging up against China, Russia a nightmare trip for US, West: Global Times editorial

Washington has been roping in allies to unite against China and Russia, but China and Russia have never turned to an alliance-like linkage. This is the goodwill …Global Times18 hours agoOpinion

Western companies in China succumb to Stockholm syndrome

Stockholm syndrome, named after a notorious robbery in the Swedish capital in 1973, is a phenomenon in which the victim of kidnapping or hostage-taking …The Australian Financial Review6 hours ago

China Property Watch – April 2021: Chinese Property Brokerage Sector Sees Higher Concentration; Thirsty for Capital

Secondary housing or existing homes have accounted for an increasingly higher portion of total home sales transactions in major Chinese cities, which bodes …Fitch Ratings5 hours ago

The Downside of China’s “Wolf Warrior Diplomacy”

Welcome to Foreign Policy’s China Brief. The highlights this week: An offensive Weibo post triggers a backlash in India, what to believe about China’s population …Foreign Policy8 hours ago

China-trained Indian doctor calls for lockdown

The coronavirus continues to spread in India as the country’s caseload reached the 20-million mark, with doctors calling for a nationwide lockdown to contain …Global Times22 hours ago

Biden Wants to Replicate China’s Infrastructure Miracle but There’s No Way It’ll Work

In March, U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to invest more than $2 trillion in repairing and building new infrastructure in the United States.Foreign Policy11 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE China’s Tencent in talks with U.S. to keep gaming investments -sources

Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) is negotiating agreements with a U.S. national security panel that would allow it to keep its ownership stakes in U.S. video game …Reuters35 minutes ago

Commentary: Millions of people in China just don’t want to be poor anymore

What the glittering top line economic growth figures out of China do not show is the millions of Chinese still living in poverty and this is an …CNA9 hours agoOpinion

Activities under China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue suspended

Share. QR. Copied. China on Thursday said it has decided to indefinitely suspend all activities under the framework of the China-Australia Strategic Economic …CGTN4 hours ago

Manila tells fishermen to ignore Beijing’s ban amid incursions

The Philippines has rejected an annual summer fishing ban imposed by China in the disputed South China Sea and encouraged its boats to keep fishing in the …Al Jazeera English17 hours ago

Shanghai hopes Double Five shopping event will boost coronavirus recovery

A shopping festival designed to boost the city’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic is set to return this year.South China Morning Post2 hours ago

Honeywell fined US$13 million for sharing military specs with China

Defence contractor settles on 34 charges related to 71 drawings it shared with Beijing, Taiwan, Canada and Ireland between 2011 and 2015.South China Morning Post19 hours ago

China wants cheaper beef

China has grown to one of Australia’s largest beef markets, but record domestic cattle prices have Chinese importers looking elsewhere to fill their protein gap.Farm Weekly5 hours ago

Adidas launches Reebok auction, China row may dent Asian interest -sources

Sporting goods maker Adidas (ADSGn.DE) has launched the sale of its Reebok brand in an auction which risks being affected by a political row over possible …Reuters15 hours ago

Europe torn over calling China out over Xinjiang ‘genocide’

HAMBURG, Germany — Lawmakers across Europe are calling on governments to label China’s atrocities in Xinjiang as genocide, putting pressure on leader.Nikkei Asia3 hours ago

‘Military knows all about biological warfare’: Bolsonaro’s swipe at China

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that the novel coronavirus may have been created to wage “biological warfare” in a veiled reference to …WION3 hours ago

Ramadan in China: Faithful dwindle under limits on religion

KASHGAR, China (AP) — Tursunjan Mamat, a practicing Muslim in western China’s Xinjiang region, said he’s fasting for Ramadan but his daughters, ages 8 …Associated Press3 hours ago

Asian Investors Await China Reopening

Asian equities were mixed overnight following a risk-off day in the US as China remains on holiday until tomorrow. India outperformed off a low base as the …Forbes16 hours ago

Margin pressure at China’s major banks may ease as economic SOS wanes

The largest banks in China may see easing pressure on their net interest margins after they stayed in contraction in the first quarter, as lenders may extend fewer …S&P Global2 hours ago

China suspends economic accord with Australia

Beijing said Thursday it has suspended an economic agreement with Australia, an apparent tit-for-tat response to Australia scrapping a Belt and Road …The Weekly Times4 hours ago

China-produced vaccines await approval by EU and WHO, will be ‘major boon to the world’

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started a rolling review of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, the EU’s top drug regulator announced Tuesday, and …Global Times18 hours ago

Tesla developing platform to allow car owners in China data access

U.S. electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Thursday it was developing a platform for car owners in China that will allow them to access data …Reuters20 minutes ago

G7 ‘finds its voice again’ with China, Iran and Russia under fire at London meeting

The representatives of the world’s leading powers were most critical of China and its human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Tibet.Sky News6 hours ago

China’s consumption engine fully back to rolling, May Day holiday data shows

China’s consumption engine has almost completely recovered to post-pandemic levels, as shown by surging spending on items from travel products to duty-free …Global Times16 hours ago

Will South Korea’s chip sector have to take sides in the China-US tech war?

This is the first in a two-part series on the potential impacts of presidential elections in the region on relations with China and the United States. Here, Laura Zhou …South China Morning Post7 hours ago

Where to Invest $100,000 In Asia: China Value Stocks, Cloud Software, NFTs

It’s all relative. In the U.S. — a nation trying to recover from the economic devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic — a growth rate of 6.4% sounds pretty good.Bloomberg7 hours ago

Perception vs reality: Covid-19 relief supplies from China are purchases not aid

In the past weeks, social media platforms have been flooded with messages of Covid relief supplies coming to India and the role of China in providing …India Today17 hours ago

DW reporters in China: Documenting the erosion of fundamental rights

The rule of law in the People’s Republic of China is eroding, as it is in Hong Kong, where it has practically been suspended. DW reporters have followed these …DW (English)11 minutes ago

Is China a paper dragon? US elites in dire lack of objective understanding in China

If US power is utilized to contain China while maintaining its hegemony, it is a true paper tiger. When China is safeguarding its sovereignty and core interests, …Global Times17 hours ago

Australia’s Darwin port decision could threaten future Chinese investment

Overturning a commercial lease offers four courses of action, three of which are likely to aggravate China. The Morrison government looks set to act without …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post6 hours agoOpinion

Every 7.4 seconds, a woman in China faces domestic violence. Can the tide be turned?

About one in four women in the world’s most populous country are said to have endured domestic abuse. The programme Undercover Asia speaks to …CNA9 hours ago

Chinese companies grow globally despite West’s anxiety

US decline is an international topic, and some Chinese scholars are only participants of this wider discussion. Many scholars from the world, including those in …Global Times19 hours ago

Dodgy China vaccine sinks Seychelles

What could be nastier than unleashing a debilitating pandemic on the world? How about issuing friends with a dodgy vaccine that doesn’t work for propaganda …MacroBusiness4 hours ago

China expected to loosen capital controls with southbound Bond Connect

China is likely to open up a southbound leg for its Bond Connect in the second half of the year, giving mainland investors easy access to foreign bonds in Hong …South China Morning Post18 hours ago

Concerned at Chinese firms being kept out of India’s 5G trials: China

The Indian side has repeatedly said complete disengagement and de-escalation at friction points along the LAC will be the basis for taking forward relations in …Hindustan Times14 hours ago

Chinese Communist Party leveraging India’s COVID-19 surge to boost its own image, new report claims

The Chinese Communist Party is leveraging India’s COVID-19 surge to advance its long-running campaign to denigrate democracies and boost its image, …Fox News4 hours ago

China to suspend economic dialogue mechanism with Australia

China’s state economic planner said on Thursday that it decided to “indefinitely suspend” all activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue.The Star Online4 hours ago

General: China’s Africa outreach poses threat from Atlantic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S general for Africa is warning that a growing threat from China may come not just from the waters of the Pacific, but from the …The Associated Press2 hours ago

G7 criticises China, Russia and Iran after in-person talks

G7 foreign ministers concluded their first in-person talks in more than two years Wednesday, hitting out at China for human rights abuses and a crackdown on …Herald Sun13 hours ago

How China Lends – Foreign Policy

In our first Foreign Policy Playlist of May, we feature The China in Africa Podcast, a show that focuses on China’s engagement in the African continent.Foreign Policy16 hours ago

Reclaim Darwin port and deal with China’s reaction

Nicholas Whitlam wrote on Wednesday that the Port of Darwin lease does not raise any national security concerns Security not at risk at Darwin port, 55.The Australian16 hours ago

Fishing in Dangerous Waters: A New Flashpoint for Latin America and China

Illegal fishing is becoming a significant irritant in the increasingly complex economic relationship between China and Latin America. The issue boils down to …BRINK9 hours ago

G-7 calls out China over rights at virus-shadowed meeting

LONDON — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy industrialized nations on Wednesday accused China of human rights abuses and economic …Coast Reporter12 hours ago

China Is Next Frontier in SaaS Revolution – PRNewswire

NEW YORK, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Software-as-a-*service* (SaaS) in China is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and with the sector poised …PRNewswire18 hours ago

Why IP protection in China is important to both Beijing and Washington

IP is seen as strategically vital by both nations, with China’s growing stake in it, and the trade deal with the US, contributing to advances in protection.South China Morning Post19 hours ago

EU moves to curtail subsidised firms in veiled swipe at China

Some non-EU firms have ‘undercut their competitors in public tenders … because they get financial support from foreign countries’, competition chief says.South China Morning Post15 hours ago

Robots will make doubling China’s GDP by 2035 look easy

Henny Sender is a managing director at BlackRock in Hong Kong, and a senior adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute.In the 1990s, Chinese carmak.Nikkei Asia23 hours agoOpinion

Walden Bello Warns of U.S. Warmongering as Tensions Escalate in South China Sea

China topped the agenda Tuesday when foreign ministers from G7 nations met in London. This comes as both China and the United States are accusing each …Democracy Now!17 hours ago

EU unveils plan to cut dependency on China, others

The European Union unveiled on Wednesday a plan to cut its dependency on Chinese and other foreign suppliers in six strategic areas like raw materials, …Reuters18 hours ago

Philippines’ conflicting domestic views toward China may affect bilateral ties

The microphone diplomacy of some Philippine officials, such as Locsin’s opinions, has already generated some negative impacts on bilateral relations. This can …Global Times19 hours ago

Is luxury aesthetic medicine beauty’s next boom in China?

Chinese demand, particularly among Gen Z, is growing fast for medical aesthetic treatments and products. This could be just the beginning.Vogue Business21 hours ago

Japan’s Motegi voices ‘grave concerns’ over China at G7 meeting

London – Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday voiced “grave concerns” over China’s unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and …The Japan Times23 hours ago

Attorney General Fitch gets more time to serve People’s Republic of China

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – If you sue China, don’t bother mailing the *service* process. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch recently learned the hard way that …WLBT8 hours ago

Adidas, Nike Online Sales Plunged in China Amid Xinjiang Boycott

Sales of sportswear giants Adidas AG and Nike Inc. plunged on China’s largest business-to-consumer e-commerce platform in April after consumers called for a …Bloomberg29 minutes ago

China’s Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Capability in the South China Sea

Detecting, identifying, and tracking ships at sea are among the most fundamental intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) tasks that any country …Foreign Policy Research Institute15 hours ago

G-7 Lists the Ways It’s Deeply Unhappy With China

Top diplomats from the G-7 nations laid out a laundry list of concerns that will get under China’s skin in their latest communique. They’ve called out alleged …Bloomberg4 hours ago

Covid-19: China detects 18 cases of double mutant variant from India

China’s CDC Weekly has reported that recently three Chinese nationals tested positive after they returned to the southwest city of Chongqing after returning from …Hindustan Times2 hours ago

Huge python found in South China farm, suspected of eating 200 chickens

A 3.3-meter-long python has been found at a farm in Dongxing, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The giant reptile, which weighs 30 …Global Times16 hours ago

China’s Economic Miracle Is Ending

The China miracle is ending. That miracle consisted of very exceptionally strong growth of the economy. By 2010, GDP per capita, adjusted for inflation, was 17 …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide13 hours ago

Asia Stocks, U.S. Futures Edge Up; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Most stocks in Asia rose Thursday and U.S. futures edged higher, paring losses after a further deterioration in trade relations between Australia …Yahoo Finance50 minutes ago

These Posters from Mao’s China Taught Public Health Awareness

A series of reforms known as the Patriotic Health Campaign brought colorful posters depicting good hygiene and workplace safety practices.JSTOR Daily17 hours ago

China’s bicycle industry boosted by pandemic, orders piled up until next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled demand for bicycles as a popular means of transportation and propelled exports across the entire industry in China, with …Global Times21 hours ago

India maintains silence over Chinese provocations on Weibo

NEW DELHI: India seems to be giving a pass to Beijing over two posts on the microblogging site Weibo that showed photos of the bodies of covid victims being …Mint4 hours ago

China reports 5 new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 7 a day earlier

China reported five new mainland COVID-19 cases on May 5, down from seven cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Thursday.Yahoo Finance7 hours ago

Anti-China Sentiments Swelling Across Myanmar Could Spew Trouble For Its Business

China’s business interests in Myanmar had led it to side with the military. Anti-China sentiments prevailing in Myanmar could spell trouble for Beijing.EurAsian Times19 hours ago

Coronavirus origin could be revealed within months if China released all data, WHO adviser says

If China granted investigators full access to resources and data allowing for a thorough investigation into the coronavirus, experts could conceivably know its true …Fox News14 hours ago

Pakistan sees nearly 70% rise in exports to China

ISLAMABAD. Pakistan recorded nearly 70% increase in exports to China in the first quarter of 2021, an official said on Wednesday. “Impressive figures of …Anadolu Agency22 hours ago

What the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is donating to in China

Since 2002, the Gates Foundation has spent US$377.6 million in China across 271 grants largely focusing on health care and preventing disease, including …South China Morning Post6 hours ago

Not enough ships in the world to meet consumer demand surge, Maersk says

Denmark’s Maersk, which handles about one in five containers shipped worldwide, last week raised its outlook for the year.South China Morning Post20 hours ago

‘I never give up’: Q&A with Chinese environmental lawyer Jingjing Zhang

Jingjing Zhang has been dubbed the “Erin Brockovich of China” for her work litigating against polluting companies on behalf of affected communities within the …Mongabay.com17 hours ago

Ant’s halted IPO takes the shine off China’s STAR Market

The route to a listing on Shanghai’s once-hot STAR Market has become harder, prompting some startups to favor offshore IPOs over China’s answer to Nasdaq.Livemint17 hours ago

China dominates installed renewable energy capacity

The world’s total installed renewable energy amounted to almost 2800GW in 2020. Leading the way was China with an installed renewable energy capacity of …reNEWS21 hours ago

Chinese enterprises stand with locals, try to prevent Nepal becoming ‘mini-India’ in virus cases

Some Chinese enterprises in Nepal have suspended or slowed down work as the COVID-19 epidemic in Nepal continues to worsen. Local Chinese …Global Times17 hours ago

New Zealand accuses China of human rights abuses but not genocide

Parliament unanimously passes Act party’s motion on treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang after genocide reference removed.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post21 hours ago

Why India’s maritime interests are closer to China than the US

Like India, China does not accept arbitration on all disputes and is concerned with foreign military activities in its EEZ. Siding with the US might sell in the short …South China Morning Post11 hours agoOpinion

China-EU investment deal ‘important’ despite ‘difficulties’: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she remained convinced that the EU-China investment deal was an “important undertaking” even as …Daily Telegraph17 hours ago

China cuts economic contact with Australia

China has suspended all activities under a major economic framework with Australia, blaming the Morrison government’s attitude towards the relationship.Port Macquarie News4 hours ago

Explainer: Why has China built so many expressways?

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 02:16. China’s expressway network has a total length of 160,000 kilometers, …CGTN17 hours ago

At G-7, US Emphasizes Desire to Uphold International Rules, Not Hold China Down

Foreign ministers representing the Group of 7 industrialized nations have a busy day of meetings Tuesday in London discussing a range of world issues, …Voice of America2 days ago


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