China in the News: May 17, 2021

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

China’s not winning its trade war with Australia

China hasn’t been able to hurt the Australian producers of the two big commodities that really matter. If this is a trade war, Australia is winning its first phase quite …Sydney Morning Herald1 hour ago

Is the dream over? Amid China’s trade war, producers grapple with new world order

After 12 months of the trade war, Australian farmers and miners are warned that relations with China may not normalise — but many have already started to find …ABC News9 hours ago

Australia’s $1.3 billion ASIO spend signals a new kind of war with China

Australia’s future is getting decidedly spooky. China is engaging in influence and interference attacks on our way of life. Now we’re investing billions of dollars …NEWS.com.au14 hours ago

Asia-Pacific shares mixed as investors react to China industrial, retail figures

A slew of Chinese economic data, including the country’s industrial output and retail sales for April, was released on Monday.CNBC24 minutes ago

Corporate bond downgrades by China rating agencies triple

Domestic rating downgrades of corporate bonds in China have more than tripled this year, underlining Beijing’s efforts to reduce risk in the country’s $17tn credit …Financial Times5 hours ago

China says retail sales grew 17.7% in April, missing expectations

China said Monday that consumer spending grew at a slower-than-expected pace in April.CNBC58 minutes ago

Only an international effort can put an end to China’s crimes in Xinjiang

As the daughter of a Uyghur economist imprisoned for life, I call on governments and the UN to act, says Jewher Ilham of the Project to Combat Forced Labor at …The Guardian13 hours agoOpinion

China Offers Banks Nearly $16 Billion to Maintain Liquidity

(Bloomberg) — China’s central bank injected medium-term cash into the financial system, in a push to keep borrowing costs stable as China’s economy …Yahoo Finance Australia1 hour ago

Why young Chinese are flocking to the civil service

Millions of young Chinese are rejecting the private sector for stable jobs in the nation’s vast bureaucracy following the economic uncertainty caused by the …South China Morning Post14 hours ago

‘More than some countries’ populations’: China has 30 million unmarried men

Of the 12 million babies born last year there were 111.3 boys for every 100 girls, once-a-decade study says.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post5 hours ago

Western-style property tax seen as ‘inevitable’ solution to China’s debt crisis

Proposed taxation on property owners in China, which will eventually cover ordinary Chinese households, has received strong opposition for the past decade.South China Morning Post17 hours ago

China Steel-Price Rally to Wane, but Prices to Stay High; Industry Leaders Benefit Most

Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong-16 May 2021: Fitch Ratings expects the rally in China’s steel price to slow in coming weeks as summer approaches, as the season ten.Fitch Ratings4 hours ago

China puts forward four-point proposal regarding Palestine-Israel conflict

China puts forward a four-point proposal regarding escalating Palestine-Israel conflict, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday.Global Times6 hours ago

Why China’s Communist Party is inseparable from the state

Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the Communist Party has closely overseen every aspect of life in the country.South China Morning Post7 hours ago

China’s Land Grab in Bhutan Is the New Face of War

The Pax Americana made outright invasions too risky, so autocrats are swallowing their neighbors one piece at a time.Bloomberg4 hours agoOpinion

Westerners need to adapt to China’s influence

What are some ways Western countries can view their relations with a peacefully rising China? Why do dialogues between Western countries and China always …Global Times23 hours ago

China’s ambitions create a new frontier in space

China this weekend achieved something only the US and the Soviet Union have managed before: successfully landing a spacecraft with a surface rover on Mars …Financial Times11 hours ago

China’s Overseas Tech Talent Sees Opportunities, Tough Politics At Home

When Liu Chen (who asked to use a pseudonym), a leading engineer at Google’s TensorFlow artificial intelligence (AI) team, decided he was leaving the firm to …Foreign Policy18 hours ago

China Has Successfully Landed Its Own Mars Rover – IGN

NASA’s Perseverance has some company on Mars as China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft has successfully landed on the Red Planet.IGN9 hours ago

US embassy increasingly offensive in pushing ‘peaceful evolution’ in China by roping in activists with money

Recently, the US Embassy and consulates in China released its Mission China Public Affairs Section (PAS) Annual Program Statement on its website.Global Times14 hours ago

Australia will face ‘collateral attacks’ if war breaks out between China and the US

Liberal Senator Jim Molan says if a war between China and the United States does break out, Australia will be subject to “collateral attacks from China directly”.Sky News Australia6 hours ago

China bars foreign curriculums, ownership in some private schools

BEIJING: China’s State Council announced new laws halting the teaching of foreign curriculums in schools from kindergarten to grade nine (K-9) and prohibiting …CNA1 hour ago

What Investors Want to Know: China Property Developers

Fitch expects China’s property developers to adopt more conservative land-acquisition strategies and to focus on churn, which should lead to lower sector lever.Fitch Ratings44 minutes ago

Envisioning a Dystopian Future in the South China Sea

[By Capt. Tuan N. Pham, USN]. The setting is the South China Sea (SCS) in 2035. On the Chinese island of Mischief Reef, Senior Captain Chen, the People’s …The Maritime Executive3 hours agoOpinion

China reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, most in more than 6 weeks

SHANGHAI: China reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (May 16), up from 18 cases a day earlier and marking the highest daily increase in more …CNA3 hours ago

Goldman Sachs Is on an Unprecedented Hiring Spree in China

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has been on an unprecedented hiring spree in mainland China and Hong Kong in the first four months of the year as the Wall Street …Bloomberg1 hour ago

Copper Resumes Gains as Supply Risks, China Demand Buoy Outlook

Copper rebounded after its first weekly loss in six on concerns about disruptions to supply in Chile and as Chinese demand showed signs of picking up.Bloomberg45 minutes ago

Why China’s dire demographics signal need to focus on productivity

What really matters for dealing with an ageing society and a shrinking workforce is to make economic activities more robust. China should also work to build up …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post11 hours agoOpinion

GT Voice: China-Africa partnership is thriving amid West’s venom

A vital hydropower project in Nigeria has been entangled in a legal dispute between a local company and the government, putting financing of the project from …Global Times16 hours ago

Eyeing US, China wields $33bn subsidies to bolster chips, defense

SHANGHAI — China spent a record 213.6 billion yuan ($33 billion) in industry subsidies in 2020, eager to shore up key sectors including sem.Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

Xinhua Silk Road: China state-owned grid firm’s Jiangsu branch explores new path to boost local low carbon development

State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China’s state-owned grid operator, helped the east China-located coastal province – Jiangsu incubate …Yahoo Finance2 hours ago

US to make greater use of drones to spy on China, experts say

US Navy said on Friday that two MQ-4C Triton drones had been temporarily relocated from Guam to the Misawa base in northern Japan.South China Morning Post16 hours ago

‘Now Is A Great Time To Be Investing In China’: Avenue Capital Group CEO Mark Lasry

Not everyone was sanguine about U.S.-China ties at Committee of 100 event, however.Forbes3 hours ago

Zero-sum to believe US pullout from Afghanistan is China’s opportunity

In comparison to China, the US is not really concerned whether political reconciliation can reach in Afghanistan, whether there will be a civil war, or whether …Global Times14 hours ago

China cancels spring Everest climbing season over Nepal Covid-19 cases

Sports authorities say action needed to ensure there is no chance of imported infections.South China Morning Post19 hours ago

China’s moon-sampling Chang’e 5 probe beams home eerie images from deep space

China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft completed a historic delivery of moon rocks to Earth late last year, but the mission is still continuing with experiments in deep …Space.com17 hours ago

Japan lashes out against alleged Chinese military cyberattacks

TOKYO — Usually a mundane affair, the weekly news conference by the National Public Safety Commission caused a stir recently among the global cyberse.Nikkei Asia22 hours ago

China still has time to react, Forum News & Top Stories

Mr Gideon Rachman makes a convincing case for why demography is not a brick wall for Chinese national development (Demographic shifts will not stop …The Straits Times7 hours agoOpinion

The animal shortage in China’s life science laboratories

The country was the world’s biggest supply of test monkeys but still prices quadrupled last year.South China Morning Post22 hours ago

Propaganda blitz: How China tried to mislead world with its own Covid narrative

Rest of World News: China’s global ambitions under President Xi Jinping are no secret. Beijing has been using its diplomatic and economic clout, investments in …Times of India11 hours ago

Tesla issues clarification on testing Chinese car-buyers’ driving knowledge

A Tesla vehicle “pick-up” test that requires a score of at least 80 percent to pass for new Tesla buyers is a misunderstanding of an optional activity to enhance …Global Times16 hours ago

China border city waits for North Korea trade boom which never came

In 2018 house prices in Dandong’s New District were the fastest growing in the country but now most homes stand empty.South China Morning Post18 hours ago

Great U.S. Grind, China Momentum, Inflation Political: Eco Day

Welcome to Monday, Asia. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help you start the week.Bloomberg3 hours ago

China Fixed-Asset Investment Quarterly Watch – 1Q21

FAI Rebounds from Low Base: Growth in China’s total fixed-asset investment (FAI) accelerated to 25.6% yoy in 1Q21, while the total investment was 6.0% higher …Fitch Ratings3 hours ago

BLOG: China will create petrochemicals deflation

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Click here to see the latest blog post on Asian Chemical Connections by John Richardson. China’s rapidly ageing population, which the …ICIS1 hour ago

Why it’s inevitable Chinese no longer worship US

Chinese opinion toward the US was once very friendly, even tinged with elements of admiration for all things American. In fact, if some users of Sina Weibo, …Global Times15 hours ago

Missing children alert platform rolled out by China’s public security authority helps to find 4707 children in five years

A missing children alert platform rolled out by China’s public security authorities in 2016 has helped to find 4707 lost children in the last five years.Global Times13 hours ago

China merges ailing small lenders to head off a big crisis

BEIJING — The northern landlocked Chinese province of Shanxi marked the birth of a new bank formed through the merger of five regional lenders l.Nikkei Asia10 hours ago

China’s Covid-19 Vaccination in Numbers

More than 390 million vaccine doses have been administered in China as of May 16 reaching27.8 doses for every 100 people. Take a look at vaccination …Global Times10 hours ago

China Stocks Gain as Moderating Recovery Boosts Liquidity Hopes

China stocks appear to be staging a revival, on course for their best two-day run since February on expectations that Beijing will likely maintain its policy support …Bloomberg40 minutes ago

Four good reasons why Communist China will never become the world superpower

The prevailing narrative is that China will be the pre-eminent power of the 21st century, thanks to its vast population and apparently ever-growing economy.Telegraph.co.uk21 hours ago

Universities in waiting game over Chinese, international students

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has told an Adelaide audience that the government backs the return of Chinese students to Australian universities, following …InDaily2 hours ago

‘Grey zone’: A new kind of war with China

Australia’s future is getting decidedly spooky. China is engaging in influence and interference attacks on our way of life. Now we’re investing billions of dollars …Daily Mercury9 hours ago

China’s economic activity grows at slower pace in April

China’s economic activity grew at a slower pace in April, given a less favorable comparison with data a year earlier, when the world’s second- largest…MarketWatch2 hours ago

WRAPUP-China’s industrial output growth slows in April, retail sales miss forecasts

Jan-April fixed asset investment +19.9% y/y, vs +25.6% in Jan-March (Adds details, background)Reuters2 hours ago

Nepal gets more China-donated oxygen cylinders amid oxygen crisis over COVID-19 – Xinhua | English.news.cn

KATHMANDU, May 16 (Xinhua) — Nepal received a second shipment of China-donated oxygen cylinders on Sunday as the Himalayan country is facing a short …Xinhua16 hours ago

China’s rise gives Hong Kong graduates a chance to shine

Many of the city’s people are blind to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities available on the mainland, especially in science and technology. It’s time to jettison the …South China Morning Post15 hours agoOpinion

China conducts ‘Taiwan invasion’ military drills amid rise in tensions

Amid rising tensions over Taiwan and the South China Sea, China has released videos showing military drills that appeared to simulate a Chinese invasion of …Economic Times18 hours ago

Push Back: Quad is an important tool to get China back on the right track

Recently China warned Bangladesh against any participation in the Quad grouping of India, US, Japan and Australia, saying that such a move would degrade …ampThe Times of India Blog11 hours ago

China braces for more heavy rains after tornadoes kill 12 on Friday

China’s meteorological authority issued a blue weather warning on Sunday in response to forecasts of heavy rain in eastern and southern parts of the country.South China Morning Post22 hours ago

First Ever Shipment of Cambodian Mangos en Route to China

The recent approval of Cambodian mangos to enter the Chinese market is expected to stimulate the transformation of the country’s mango sector from …Produce Report6 hours ago

High-Tech Sectors Lead the Rebound of Investments in China

Related Fitch Ratings *Content*: China Fixed-Asset Investment Quarterly Watch – 1Q21 Fitch Ratings-Shanghai-16 May 2021: Fitch Ratings expects China’s …Fitch Ratings3 hours ago

View: Is India’s second Covid wave China’s biological war against India?

Modis government known for its assertive and tough approach in dealing with national security threats gave a befitting reply to Chinese incursions in Ladakh …Economic Times22 hours agoOpinion

China’s stance towards Israeli-Palestinian conflict is commendable

Share. QR. Copied. Palestinians recover the body of a child from the rubble of a destroyed building in Gaza City’s Rimal residential district, following massive …CGTN3 hours ago

Business wants negotiation with China, not war: Innes Willox

The nations peak industry association has urged the federal government to calm tensions with China through negotiation, common sense and diplomacy, but not …The Australian16 hours ago

US, China in a new no-rules nuclear race

There seems to be a growing feeling in certain circles in America that the next nuclear arms race is at the gates. In recent days, two American.Asia Times20 hours ago

China Securities Journal (opinion piece) calls for tighter regulation of cryptocurrency trading

A commentary piece in China’s official securities media Here is , like me you may need some assistance from a translation software. the link to the piece By …ForexLive3 hours ago

US-China relations likely to remain on an unstable course: Dawn contributor

The writer says that while China’s interest lies in establishing peaceful relations to manage differences, the US has continued to stoke tensions by its aggressive …The Straits Times1 hour ago

China’s Shenzhen city greets bio-tech, a new growth lever

With two giant statues towering over the front door and a main building in the shape of terraces, the China National GeneBank (CNGB) is no doubt an iconic …Global Times19 hours ago

Biggest-ever consignment of over 3,600 oxygen concentrators lands in Delhi from China

The biggest-ever single consignment of more than 3600 oxygen concentrators landed in India from China on Sunday afternoon.India Today9 hours ago

‘Quad should morph into economic NATO to counter China coercion’

WASHINGTON: If the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) made up of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States (US) has to function properly, it should …Times of India20 hours ago

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares cautious ahead of China data test

Asian shares edged cautiously higher on Monday catching the tailwind from a bounce on Wall Street and ahead of what are expected to be upbeat readings on …Reuters4 hours ago

Mexico faces up to uneasy anniversary of Chinese massacre

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will mark the killings of 303 Chinese people during the revolution that the city of Torreón has tried to forget.The Guardian9 hours ago

India launches probe against China, Thailand and Vietnam

Solar cells are the basic ingredient used in the manufacturing of solar modules and Chinese products are 15-20% cheaper than their Indian counterparts.The Financial Express2 hours ago

China Covid cover-up efforts ‘staggering’ blasts Mike Pompeo amid ‘bio-weapon’ warning

CHINA has been accused of going to ‘staggering’ lengths to hinder investigations into the origin of the coronavirus by an American politician.Daily Express4 hours ago

Interview: Confucius Institute an exemplar of Senegal-China cooperation, says former executive director_china.org.cn

DAKAR, May 16 (Xinhua) — The Confucius Institute at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar is “one of the flagships of cooperation” between Senegal and China, …China.org.cn22 hours ago

China’s Mindray to buy diagnostic test material supplier HyTest for $661 mln

China’s Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics (300760.SZ) has agreed to acquire HyTest, a supplier of raw materials used in tests for diseases such as …Reuters1 hour ago

Japan, US, France Hold Military Drill Eyeing China Presence

The drills come as Japan looks to bolster its military capabilities amid a deepening territorial row with China.Military.com16 hours ago

Sidelines | More pets, less babies as China is ageing

Share. QR. Copied. More pets less babies as China is ageing.mp3. 00:00. Sidelines is a column by CGTN’s Social Media Desk. There weren’t as many dogs in …CGTN19 hours ago

Shenzhen ‘top city in China’ in attracting new residents

Neighboring Hong Kong, Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong Province has become the most attractive city for new residents in the province and even in the …Global Times17 hours ago

Why the suspicion on China’s Wuhan lab virus is growing. Read these new analyses

It’s been nearly eighteen months since the coronavirus brought the world on its knees, with India in the middle of a deadly second wave that is claiming 4,000 …ThePrint1 hour agoOpinion

Framing COVID-19 News Communications in China | PRBM

Which information frame is best for reporting negative news (e.g., deaths), and positive news (e.g., recoveries or cures) related to the outbreak of COVID-19.Dove Medical Press7 hours ago

Excerpts from Year of the Ox: Reasons to Be Bullish on China

With increasing vaccine availability and an improving economic environment the year is showing signs of optimism for global investors. In particular China …ThinkAdvisor2 hours ago

China not happy with arms supply, but Russia-India friendship unshakeable: Carnegie Moscow head

Dmitri Trenin says Russia can’t be dictated to by another country, adds that real test for India from Moscow’s perspective is how it tackles S-400 deal issue with …ThePrint2 hours ago

Popular documentary series ‘China’ to begin filming second season

The second season of popular historical documentary China will start filming soon, its director Li Dongkun said at a seminar on the series, which aims to present …Global Times19 hours ago

Waterworld: Moscow Betting on the South China Sea

The waters of the South China Sea are troubled. The latest weeks have not been that quiet in that geopolitical area. On the one side, the Spratly.Modern Diplomacy18 hours ago

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to host UN Security Council open debate on Middle East situation Sunday

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is to host a UN Security Council open debate on the situation in the Middle East, and China hopes it can help related parties …Global Times19 hours ago

4 Strategies for Attracting Repeat Customers In China

Return customers are crucial in all luxury markets but especially in China. Here, Jing Daily looks at effective strategies for attracting them back.Jing Daily19 hours ago

Investors Finding Potential in Top Chinese Search Engine Baidu

As far as Chinese technology stocks go, Baidu (BIDU) is one of the most oft-considered stocks out there. Often called the “Google (GOOGL) of China,” Baidu …Yahoo Finance19 hours ago

Construction of all communication towers along China-Laos railway completed – Xinhua | English.news.cn

The construction of all 67 communication towers along the China-Laos railway has been completed, marking a major progress in the project. VIENTIANE, May …Xinhua3 hours ago

Nearly 393 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China – Xinhua | English.news.cn

BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) — More than 392.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Saturday, the National Health …Xinhua21 hours ago

UK Exports to China Resume High Growth Trend in Q1 2021, After Plunging in 2020

UK companies are seeing a significant rise in exports of goods and services to China, in spite of the ongoing deterioration in political relations between the two …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide10 hours ago

China Battery Maker Eve Denies Media Report on Tesla Supply Deal

Eve Energy Co., which makes lithium iron phosphate batteries, said a Reuters report that it’s in supply deal talks with Tesla Inc. is “unfounded.” The company …Bloomberg18 hours ago

China’s number of new investors grew in April at slowest pace in 13 mths

The number of China’s new investors grew in April at its slowest pace in 13 months, hit by a lack of upside momentum for the stock market and persistent worries …DealStreetAsia11 hours ago

Finnish citizen known as China’s Philomela to woo home audience with Shanghai concert

Yunus Dilber is presenting a concert at Shanghai Oriental Art Center on 29 May where she will be demonstrating both Western opera and Chinese art songs.ScandAsia.com19 hours ago

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

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 – 104.Khmer Times10 hours ago

Back-to-Back Tornadoes Kill 12 in China; More Than 300 Injured | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Two tornadoes tore homes and other buildings apart in two regions of China on Friday night. – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com.The Weather Channel18 hours ago

China releases Analects of Confucius versions for Belt and Road countries

China has released the Analects of Confucius — a collection of ideas and sayings from the ancient Chinese philosopher — in five languages for Belt and Road …CCTV3 hours ago

Mountain Running Series sets off in China’s Guizhou – Xinhua | English.news.cn

GUIYANG, China, May 16 (Xinhua) — Mountain Running Series started on Sunday with 691 runners competing in Tongzi County of southwest China’s Guizhou …Xinhua16 hours ago

Column: China President Xi’s aggressive trajectory – a strategic concern

Xi Jinping, People’s Republic of China (PRC) president and Communist Party leader, is piloting his country and the Asia-Pacific region along a dangerous …Honolulu Star-Advertiser18 hours agoOpinion

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