China in the News: May 13, 2021

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China used social media to spread misinformation to discredit western media during pandemic, report finds

At the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, China’s global media influence was in full swing, using social media to discredit western media outlets and spread …ABC News13 hours ago

There was an important word missing from Josh Frydenberg's Budget speech.

Australia’s deteriorating China relationship had silent influence over some Budget priorities

This isn’t a “drums of war” budget and there’s nothing aimed at provoking further deterioration in Australia’s relationship with China. Still, there’s no mistaking the …ABC News6 hours ago

Warning China could target Australia’s multi-billion-dollar education sector

Australia’s multi-billion-dollar education sector has been urged to recruit more international targets from outside China before it is targeted by Beijing’s trade …9News23 hours ago

China is still banning Australian coal, so why have shipments continued?

Some Chinese buyers were guessing that ports might clear some shipments of thermal coal to cope with stronger summer demand, but relations with Australia …South China Morning Post5 hours ago

China is relaxing its rules on household registrations

When Liao Haoke graduated from South China University of Technology in Guangzhou last year, he did not think much about where he should register his …South China Morning Post3 hours ago

China’s former ambassador to the Britain Liu Xiaoming.

Army of fake fans boosts China’s wolf warriors on social media

Brussels: China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media. Liu Xiaoming …Sydney Morning Herald4 hours ago

Uyghur imams targeted in China’s Xinjiang crackdown

China has targeted Muslim religious leaders, according to a new report, charging many with extremism.BBC News2 hours ago

School Death Stirs Rare Scandal in China

Welcome to Foreign Policy’s China Brief. The highlights this week: Protesters call for missing surveillance footage after a schoolboy’s death in Chengdu, U.S. …Foreign Policy2 hours ago

Why is China making a permanent enemy of India?

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including “Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan.”When India, currently f.Nikkei Asia17 hours agoOpinion

China launches more classified Yaogan satellites into orbit

China conducted two launches of classified Yaogan satellites in the last week while much of the world waited to see where and when the Long March 5B would …Space.com6 hours ago

China Wants to Boost Births. But It’s Wary of Losing Control.

Some local governments are allowing couples to have more children without penalties, but the ruling Communist Party seems reluctant to lift restrictions …The New York Times8 hours ago

Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside a company building in Shanghai, China April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song

U.S. Senate panel approves tech bill to address China

A U.S. Senate committee voted 24-4 to pass a compromise measure authorizing more than $110 billion for basic and advanced technology research over five …Reuters49 minutes ago

Treasury Wines has released a bullish earnings update.

Treasury Wines boosts earnings forecasts as China damage wanes

Penfolds producer Treasury Wine Estates appears to be recovering well from its Chinese tariffs hangover, releasing a bullish earnings update and a new …Sydney Morning Herald2 hours ago

US warns China will use Olympics to gloss over abuses

The United States warned Wednesday that Beijing would use the Winter Olympics to gloss over abuses as it slapped sanctions on another Chinese official over …Yahoo News Australia6 hours ago

US slams China on rocket debris in effort to set rules for space

WASHINGTON — The wave of criticism from Washington aimed at Beijing over debris from an enormous Chinese rocket that fell back to Earth over the.Nikkei Asia7 hours ago

New Zealand stands to gain from Australia’s loss in China

New Zealand has been charting “a very positive and clear path” in relation to China, in stark contrast to Australia’s hostile actions, which could result in major …Global Times13 hours ago

China Weighs New Economic Envoy to U.S.

Beijing is considering whether to replace Vice Premier Liu He as its top economic envoy with Washington, according to officials with knowledge of the matter, …The Wall Street Journal6 hours ago

Xiaomi logo is seen on a brand's store which closed during a lockdown, imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in central Kiev, Ukraine April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

U.S. will remove Xiaomi from blacklist, reversing jab by Trump

The U.S Defense Department will remove China’s Xiaomi Corp (1810.HK) from a government blacklist, a court filing showed, marking a reversal by the Biden …Reuters7 hours ago

U.S. companies, not the government, have most to fear from China’s digital yuan

When China began rolling out tests of its new digital yuan, many observers feared that the central bank-issued digital currency posed a threat to the U.S….MarketWatch4 hours ago

Residential coal use in China results in many premature deaths, models indicate

“Coal Is Dirty, but Where It Is Burned Especially Matters” Environmental Science & Technology Coal combustion by power plants and industry pollutes the…Mirage News9 hours ago

Trade Tariffs and Political Risks: Australian Wine Exporters Realize Need for Market Diversification

We make the case for why Australian winemakers should consider new Asian markets as their China market share looks to recede considerably in the near term.China Briefing13 hours ago

Kerry says trusting China on climate would be ‘stupid and malpractice’

Special presidential climate envoy John Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday that China has “moved somewhat” after concerted …Politico4 hours ago

Analysis: China’s ‘wolf warriors’ take aim at G-7

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as Ch.Nikkei Asia5 hours ago

How Chinese nationalists weaponized ‘anti-China’ accusations to silence feminists

Amid rising nationalism in China, dozens of feminists say their accounts on the social media platform Weibo have been shut down in an effort to silence them.NBC News14 hours ago

View: If China shrinks, it’s the world’s problem

Beijings once-in-a-decade census showed there were 1.412 billion people in China last year. The annual average growth of 0.53% in the past decade was the …Economic Times20 hours ago

Taiwan says China seeking political gain with Honduras vaccine move

Taiwan condemned China on Wednesday for seeking to use vaccines for political gain after Taipei’s diplomatic ally Honduras said it was considering opening …Reuters19 hours ago

Philippines plans hub in South China Sea as Chinese boats ‘increase’

Foreign Secretary Teddy Locsin Jnr says there are now 300 Chinese boats in the disputed waters, up from 200 in March.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post13 hours ago

How China is shaping the future of shopping

This article is the second part of an FT series examining the future of retail. Tech entrepreneur Dan Dan Li has been waiting years for the smartphone generation …Financial Times21 hours ago

China calls for restraint after Israel-Palestinian clashes

China’s special envoy on the Middle East, Zhai Jun, on Wednesday expressed “deep concern” over escalating clashes between Palestinians and Israel and …Reuters11 hours ago

Tesla’s April Sales From China Were Mostly Exports

SHANGHAI— Tesla Inc. TSLA -4.42% exported most of the cars produced at its Shanghai factory in April, in a sign of how much the electric-vehicle maker is …The Wall Street Journal2 hours ago

Outside China, TikTok is testing in-app sale of products

ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok is working with brands including streetwear label Hype to test in-app sales in Europe, a move that will intensify its competition with …Aljazeera.com18 hours ago

China, Central Asian countries to strengthen cooperation on Afghan issue, counterterrorism and diversify energy sources

China and its Central Asian partners will strengthen cooperation on fighting ‘Three Evils’ – terrorism, separatism and religious extremism – in the future to …Global Times11 hours ago

China delivers half a million vaccines to Bangladesh

China on Wednesday gave half a million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh, in Beijing’s latest move to fill the gap left by India as it reels from the pandemic.Yahoo News Australia11 hours ago

US accuses China of operating ‘open-air prison’ in Xinjiang

The US accused the Chinese government of turning Xinjiang into an “open-air prison” by expanding surveillance in the northwestern region in an attempt to …Financial Times6 hours ago

TSMC joins US chip coalition in a potential blow to China

New coalition may make it harder for China to achieve semiconductor independence from US technologies, analysts say.South China Morning Post8 hours ago

Packs of alcohol swab and syringes containing the Sinovac vaccine in Jakarta on March 3.

The World Finally Accepts China’s Much-Maligned Sinovac Shot

Indonesia, one of the first nations to bet its Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Sinovac Biotech Ltd., was about to announce a stunning development, one that …Bloomberg3 hours ago

Chinese mainland to firmly handle chaos at sea: Global Times editorial

China’s disputes with the US and the West are likely to increase over the years. But China should manage these disputes strategically, grasp the essence of …Global Times12 hours ago

China’s census numbers put Xi’s Chinese Dream at risk

Send your tips and thoughts:, or follow Ryan on Twitter. Join Global Translations this week at the Delphi Economic Forum: Ryan Heath will …Politico11 hours ago

A government-run Chinese maritime institute says 46,000 to 70,000 fishing personnel in Vietnam have been trained to do maritime military duties

Analysts: Vietnam Expanding Fishing Militia In South China Sea

Vietnam’s maritime militia in the South China Sea shows signs of growing over the past decade, say scholars and a research institution in China where the government disputes parts of the waterway with Hanoi. According to the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, a research organization based in the Chinese province of Hainan, the 12-year-old militia numbers between 46,000 to 70,000 personnel. It says 13 platoons with a combined 3,000 people operate near the sea’s contested Paracel Islands and another 10,000 people operate armed fishing boats off southern Vietnam. Ten years ago the…VOA Asia16 hours ago

Orica’s customers in the coal mining sector have been hit hard by the COVID-19 downturn and Chinese bans on Australian cargoes.

Explosives maker Orica’s profit halves on COVID-19, China trade spat

The nation’s biggest explosives maker, Orica, has seen its profit cut in half over the past six months as its major customers in the mining industry dealt with the …Sydney Morning Herald1 hour ago

Meet China’s elderly influencers cashing in on the Internet

Their videos also carry messages of inspiration, such as “beauty is not only for the young,” or “even the elderly can live a wonderful life!” as well as serious …CNA19 hours ago

US suppression of Chinese journalists exposes hypocrisy, double standards

Chinese observers slammed the US as being hypocritical and having double standards in its flaunting advocacy of press freedom, as Chinese journalists …Global Times11 hours ago

US hits China and others for repressing religious freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday took aim at China and a number of other countries for repressing religious freedom as it forges …Associated Press6 hours ago

Trade between China-central/eastern Europe on the rise despite pandemic

China’s trade with central and eastern European countries has been on the rise despite the pandemic, as the outbreak has driven demand for certain items such …Global Times9 hours ago

Taiwan computer brand wiped from mainland China’s online shops over ad

A Taiwanese computer hardware maker has become the target of a boycott in mainland China, after calling Chinese manufacturing “low-quality” and touting its …South China Morning Post18 hours ago

China hounds Xinjiang data collectors

A project that catalogs the victims of Chinese repression has been targeted by Beijing’s wolf warriors and Central Asian governments.Eurasianet14 hours ago

Signs of inflation emerge as Chinese producer prices leap

For investors and governments eager to spot any sign of inflation as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese factories are a good …Financial Times19 hours ago

Danone to sell potential $2 bln stake in China Mengniu

French food group Danone (DANO.PA), under pressure from investment funds over its shareholder returns, on Wednesday said it is selling a potential $2 billion …Reuters12 hours ago

Why clean beauty brands are heading for China

After the end of mandatory animal testing for cosmetics this month, international clean beauty brands are queuing up to expand in China.Vogue Business16 hours ago

China plans to draw a line through Mount Everest to stop COVID-19

China has dispatched a team to the summit of Mount Everest, where they will draw a line to divide China’s side from Nepal’s.Global News7 hours ago

How an army of fake Twitter accounts are driving Chinese propaganda

Not all is what it seems with China’s bombastic push into Western social media platforms.Yahoo News Australia12 hours ago

Glencore boss warns of future China dominance in electric vehicles

The car industry in the US and Europe risks being left behind by their Chinese rivals unless they secure supplies of cobalt, according to the world’s biggest …Financial Times11 hours ago

City of centenarians points the way for China’s ageing future

Rugao (China) (AFP). Gu Bin leans over a desk as he carefully adds strokes to the Chinese character for “fortune”, before signing off in a flourish with his age …FRANCE 2423 hours ago

China’s Yutu 2 rover about to ‘wake up’ on the far side of the moon

China’s plucky Yutu 2 rover is about to wake up and continue to explore the far side of the moon as the nation works to land a rover on Mars this May.Space.com3 hours ago

U.S. Tariffs Drive Drop in Chinese Imports

WASHINGTON—U.S. tariffs have led to a sharp decline in Chinese imports and significant changes in the types of goods Americans buy from China, new data …The Wall Street Journal7 hours ago

China, Hong Kong shares weighed down by property firms on tax talks

China and Hong Kong shares slipped on Wednesday, dragged down by real estate firms after Beijing held a meeting on property tax to curb rampant …Reuters21 hours ago

Will China follow US support for waiving IP protections on vaccines?

Success of a proposed intellectual property waiver to ramp up global manufacturing may still depend on whether pharmaceutical firms share technical …South China Morning Post10 hours ago

China yanks credit handbrake

Commodity prices are a bubble and the pin is closing in fast. China released credit data for April overnight the slowdown is outpacing even my expectations.MacroBusiness2 hours ago

China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomats like to talk tough

Over the past year, media outlets have described China’s tough new diplomatic style with the term “wolf warrior diplomacy,” named after a patriotic Chinese …Washington Post15 hours ago

Doubts emerge over Chinese President Xi Jinping’s chances of securing third term

Beijing: As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s hard-line policies beyond Chinese shores are squandering Beijing’s soft power, doubts are emerging over Xi securing …Mint16 hours ago

BlackRock wins approval to run wealth business in China

BlackRock has received approval to begin operating a wealth management business in mainland China, as the world’s biggest international investors push to …Financial Times16 hours ago

“China is overproducing, we would expect to see some slowing down in H2” — Ferrexpo CEO – MINING.COM

China’s massive physical purchases of iron ore have been the primary driver of the post-pandemic price rally.MINING.com8 hours ago

‘Eternals’ Could Face China Release Issue Over Chloé Zhao Backlash, ‘Shang-Chi’ Also at Risk

The “Nomadland” Oscar winner has emerged as a persona non grata in China over the last several months.IndieWire4 hours ago

Gigabyte Apologizes for ‘Made in China’ Comment After Losing $550 Million

Gigabyte apologized for a comment about Chinese manufacturing after it lost $550 million in market value.Tom’s Hardware9 hours ago

China urged to use ‘window of opportunity’ to tackle sky-high debt

Following its strong economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, China has an opportunity to build a more ‘sustainable debt model’, policy advisers in …South China Morning Post15 hours ago

Investing in China: Asset manager shares ‘safer way’ to play China tech stocks

Shares of Chinese internet giants have taken a beating since regulators in Beijing tightened scrutiny over the sector. Stocks of Alibaba, Baidu and Meituan have …CNBC17 hours ago

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang offers more support for research

‘For the economy and society to develop, it takes a good business environment and circumstances conducive to growth and achievement of talent,’ he tells …South China Morning Post9 hours ago

Metso Outotec wins yet another pelletising plant order in China

Metso Outotec has signed a contract with Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co Ltd (BSIET) on the delivery of environmentally sound …International Mining10 hours ago

GLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: China premium dips; other regional premiums steady

China’s premium for imported nickel full-plate moved slightly lower amid minimal spot trading due to a big arbitrage loss while European premiums held flat in …Metalbulletin.com15 hours ago

Analysis: China Express bets on subsidised routes, home-grown jets as path to profits

China Express Airlines, a regional carrier based in the southwestern city of Chongqing, is betting that its business model of flying heavily subsidised routes using …Yahoo Finance19 hours ago

Exclusive-China planning new crackdown on private tutoring sector – sources

China is framing tough new rules to clamp down on a booming private tutoring industry, aiming both to ease pressure on school children and boost the country’s …Reuters16 hours ago

China’s cabinet says it will cope effectively with fast rise in commodity prices

China will monitor changes in overseas and domestic markets, and effectively cope with fast increase in commodity prices and its related impact, the state …CNA13 hours ago

China grid-connects Tianwan 6 : New Nuclear

12 May 2021. Share. Unit 6 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China’s Jiangsu province was connected to the grid for the first time yesterday, according to …World Nuclear News12 hours ago

Vic Crown inquiry to probe China arrests

The Victorian royal commission into gaming giant Crown’s Melbourne operations is slated to open public hearings by examining the arrests of staff in China.The West Australian19 hours ago

CGTN: How China’s people-centered approach works in fight against COVID-19

PRNewswire/ — The year of 2020 brought one of the toughest tests in modern history as a deadly pandemic wreaked havoc across the world, turning people’s…PRNewswire15 hours ago

India envoy asks China to help stop price surging of Covid-19 supplies

New Delhi’s representative in Hong Kong says soaring prices and cargo flight disruptions are slowing arrivals of medical goods.South China Morning Post21 hours ago

Blinken says China ‘criminalises religious expression’ as US releases report

The annual State Department report on international religious freedom calls out Beijing for suppressing Christians, Uygur Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists.South China Morning Post3 hours ago

A man walks in front of windows showing a view of the skyline of Hong Kong, July 21, 2020.

China’s National Security Law Could Spark Expat Exodus From Hong Kong

A draconian national security law imposed on Hong Kong by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from July 1, 2020 appears set to spark an exodus of …Radio Free Asia12 hours ago

Taiwan uses ‘geopolitical heft’ to boost China investment, despite tensions

Taiwanese tech companies are expanding investment in the mainland, despite cross-strait tensions and a chorus of voices in Washington calling for tougher …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post14 hours ago

SALTER: If Biden means his tough China talk, Wicker’s SHIPYARD Act is a good place to start

Below is an opinion column by Sid Salter: In his “interim” national security document issued in March, President Joe Biden sounded sharp concerns about China …HubcitySPOKES.com9 hours ago

Foxconn launches mass hiring drive in China as output in India sinks

Foxconn is expanding its recruitment at several plants in China and offering higher bonuses for candidates and middlemen, which experts say could be …Global Times14 hours ago

Trade jitters – fears China may move next on Australia’s gas industry

There are unconfirmed reports China may be targeting Australian liquefied natural gas imports as the latest retaliatory move over souring trade relations …The Young Witness5 hours ago

Pentagon Backs Off Xiaomi Blacklisting After Legal Challenge

HONG KONG—The U.S. Defense Department agreed to remove Xiaomi Corp. from a blacklist banning U.S. investment in the Chinese tech giant, opting against …The Wall Street Journal8 hours ago

China’s indigenous tech brands

By: Global Times | Published: May 12, 2021 08:24 PM. All made-in-China! Despite an overbearing clampdown on home-grown technologies, China has …Global Times13 hours ago

China on brink of laser-matter breakthrough

Nuclear weapons have already shown that it is possible to convert matter into large amounts of heat and light, but doing it the other way around,Asia Times10 hours ago

Inquiry Into Early Covid-19 Response Finds WHO Delays but Spares China

The World Health Organization should be given the power to swiftly investigate threatening pathogens in any country, a review board said.The Wall Street Journal12 hours ago

UK accuses Russia and China of using cyberattacks to ‘ransack’ West

LONDON — Beijing and Moscow are using cyberattacks to “sabotage, steal and ransack” and to “control and censor” their own citizens, Britain’s foreign …POLITICO Europe13 hours ago

National Security Podcast: How Australia can protect its education exports from China

In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Dirk van der Kley and Benjamin Herscovitch — Research Fellows at ANU School of Regulation and Global …Policy Forum20 hours ago

China Market extends gain to second day

Read more about China Market extends gain to second day on Business-standard. At closing bell, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.61%, …Business Standard14 hours ago

China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine safe, efficacious: WHO official – Xinhua |

GENEVA, May 12 (Xinhua) — China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, very much used globally, have been considered both safe and efficacious, according to …Xinhua18 hours ago

Tesla says supports standardisation of China auto industry

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla inc said on Wednesday that it supports standardlisation of China auto industry.Reuters13 hours ago

A worker in a powered parachute scours the landscape near Hangzhou, in China's Zhejiang province, on May 9. Two of the escaped leopards have been recaptured but one remains on the loose.

An escaped leopard is eluding its would-be captors in China. Officials sent hundreds of drones to find it.

Officials in the Chinese city of Hangzhou said they have sent hundreds of drones airborne in search of a leopard that has been on the loose for more than three …The Washington Post18 hours ago

China’s brands show incredible resilience amid COVID-19 pandemic challenges: report

Chinese brands have showcased incredible resilience to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the London-based brand valuation consultancy …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide7 hours ago

China’s focuses on ‘personalised’ domestic travel, CEO says

Travel company Group expects a surge in demand for outbound travel from China once COVID-19 restrictions ease, but in the meantime is focusing on …CNA13 hours ago

Any Serious Congressional China Legislation Should Include Section 232 Reform

According to various news reports, Congress is preparing a package of legislative updates to U.S. trade and economic policy in order to address China’s …Cato Institute11 hours ago

China expands action to safeguard heritage with Afghanistan, Pakistan

Share. QR. Copied. China on Tuesday signed separate cooperation agreements with Afghanistan and Pakistan to protect and restore cultural artefacts, from …CGTN19 hours ago

WHO ‘too slow’ in COVID-19 response with China at start of pandemic, report finds

An independent report has found the World Health Organisation was too slow in declaring a public health emergency after the emergence of COVID-19 in China …Sky News Australia3 hours ago

China’s emissions now eclipse the developed world — preventing climate protection | TheHill

It is now clear that China used the disastrous Trump-era hiatus in U.S. climate leadership to ramp up coal production.The Hill13 hours agoOpinion

China April loans fall more than expected as central bank begins scaling back stimulus

China’s new bank loans fell more than expected in April while money supply growth slowed to a 21-month low, as the central bank gradually scales …CNA15 hours ago

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi,’ ‘Eternals’ May Face Uphill Battle to Enter China

Upcoming Marvel titles ‘Shang-Chi’ and ‘The Eternals’ may have an uphill battle to enter China in the the face of nationalist criticism.Variety20 hours ago


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