China in the News: May 18, 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 Herald20 hours ago

Chinese Steel Export Ban Could Cut The Iron Ore Price And Hurt Australia

A ban on steel exports is one way China might achieve it’s aim of reducing the price of iron ore and delivering a *fresh* blow to its trade-war target, Australia.Forbes17 hours ago

China could be the first country to get old before it gets rich and the implications are profound

Demography, it’s said, is destiny. Now that China has published its first national census in a decade, what’s its destiny to be? It’s a bit awkward, actually, …Sydney Morning Herald4 hours ago

China’s ‘Virus Warfare’ – Media Watch – Media Watch – Media Watch

Experts challenge reporting in The Australian of a 2015 Chinese book about biological and coronavirus warfare.ABC News12 hours ago

As China makes space strides, debris problem gains urgency

Chinese rocket’s uncontrolled landing near the Maldives highlights the need to mitigate a larger space debris issue.Aljazeera.com8 hours ago

Crown ‘lied’ to watchdog investigation into China arrests

Victoria’s gambling regulator has told the Crown royal commission that the casino group lied to the watchdog’s investigation into how 19 of its staff were arrested …Sydney Morning Herald15 hours ago

How Apple Stays on the Good Side of Chinese Authorities

To stay on the good side of the Chinese authorities, the company has made decisions that contradict its carefully curated image.The New York Times3 hours ago

A rare test of China diplomacy | The Interpreter

Australia and New Zealand provide a case for whether it pays to be nice – or if it’s simply not worth bothering.The Interpreter3 hours ago

China: The Giant Has Awoken

With a new Chinese pharma or biotech company listing on either the HKEX or STAR exchange in China almost every week, it is important consideration US …Pharmaceutical Executive13 hours ago

Philippines’ Duterte issues gag order on cabinet over South China Sea spat

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte barred his cabinet from talking about the South China Sea in public on Monday after weeks of strong rebukes by his …Reuters7 hours ago

China’s home market ‘out of control’ as prices climb further

China’s home prices grew at the fastest pace in eight months in April after curbs failed to stem buyer enthusiasm. New home prices in 70 cities, excluding …The Australian Financial Review18 hours ago

Will Japan fumble policy to behave like Australia in confronting China?

Right now, political ties are at low ebb, while economic exchanges continue to flow between China and Japan. But bilateral relations are not as strained as those …Global Times13 hours ago

China bars foreign curricula, ownership in some private schools

China’s State Council has announced tough new curbs on school curricula and ownership of private schools, the latest in a series of measures intended to …Reuters15 hours ago

China Is Vaccinating Almost 14 Million People a Day

China is vaccinating almost 14 million people a day, the fastest pace in the world, as the country races to protect its Covid-19 advantage in the face of major …Bloomberg16 hours ago

Australia-China Trade Tensions Persist With Cancelled Agreements and Sharp Statements

Canberra and Beijing pass the one-year mark of increased tensions over COVID-19 origins and the subsequent trade war.The Diplomat9 hours ago

Can China jump ahead in chips race as technology nears physical limit?

Analysts are divided on whether China can jump ahead in chip technology as Moore’s Law approaches its physical limit.South China Morning Post11 hours ago

China’s newly landed Mars rover Zhurong likely to roll into action this weekend

China’s first-ever Mars rover will roll into action on the Red Planet this weekend, if all goes according to plan.Space.com3 hours ago

China’s zero tolerance for coronavirus is harsh for some but justified for many

After the Wuhan lockdown last year, there is a shared perception in China that a single infection equates to a mini-disaster that must be avoided at all costs.South China Morning Post12 hours agoOpinion

China Steps Up Efforts to Join Trade Pact Created to Exclude It

China is pushing ahead with behind-the-scenes talks to join a major trade deal that originally aimed to exclude Beijing and cement U.S. economic power and …Bloomberg1 hour ago

China Offers Banks Nearly $16 Billion to Maintain Liquidity

(Bloomberg) — China’s central bank injected medium-term cash into the financial system, in an effort to keep borrowing costs stable as China’s economy …Yahoo Finance Australia14 hours ago

Organizations Alleging Human Rights Abuses In China Call For Boycott Of 2022 Beijing Olympics

A coalition of several human rights groups issued a joint statement Monday calling for a complete boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, accusing the …Forbes8 hours ago

China urges US to act on Mideast conflict

China has renewed calls for the US to play a constructive role in ending the conflict in Gaza and stop blocking efforts at the United Nations to demand an end to …Yahoo News Australia13 hours ago

How the US can get its relationship right with a re-emerging China

Suspicions of Beijing’s intentions must give way to a more realistic assessment of the impact on the world as a once-sleeping giant awakens. Respect for an …South China Morning Post6 hours agoOpinion

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 Ratings23 hours ago

Cars and iPhones All the Rage in China – ShareCafe

We have been pointing out for more than a month now small misses and blips in Chinese economic data for March and especially for April. Examples have …ShareCafe10 hours ago

Millions of ‘bare branch’ men in China locked out of marriage

Bureau of statistics downplays scale of concern about gender imbalance in China after declaring 34.9 million more males than females in 2020.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post10 hours ago

Iron ore fuelling ‘incredible’ wealth transfer from China to Australia amid feud

Despite political tensions that have seen China block a range of Australian exports over the past year, the massive iron ore trade has remained unscathed.South China Morning Post3 hours ago

China’s space agency just gave the Communist Party a big 100th birthday gift: a rover on Mars

The historic landing of Zhurong, a rover named after the god of fire in ancient Chinese folklore, not only demonstrated China’s growing capabilities in space, but …CNN 16 hours ago

TikTok owner ByteDance drops Alibaba Cloud outside China

Social media sensation ByteDance has dropped Alibaba’s cloud services for its businesses outside China, two sources told Caixin, dealing a major setback to …Nikkei Asia17 hours ago

Foreign companies should respond positively to fiercer competition in China

When commenting on recent controversy caused by some foreign companies operating in the Chinese market, some Western media jumped to the conclusion …Global Times15 hours ago

China backs developing countries’ call to waive IP rights on COVID-19 vaccines

China supports developing countries’ appeal for the waiving of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday.Reuters12 hours ago

China rolls out rocket for Tianzhou-2 space station supply mission

China is set to launch the Tianzhou-2 space station cargo mission this week after rollout of a Long March 7 rocket at Wenchang spaceport.SpaceNews12 hours ago

EU, U.S. say they can partner to hold China to account on “trade-distorting policies”

The United States and the European Union issued a joint statement on Monday saying that they can partner to “hold countries like China that support …Reuters12 hours ago

China’s April home index soars, pressuring authorities to cap prices

Surging prices at the fastest monthly pace since last September puts the pressure on the government to impose even more draconian measures to cool the …South China Morning Post14 hours ago

ASX gains limited after China, Japan data

Investors were spooked by economic concerns in China and Japan and limited themselves to minor gains on the hours 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 Ratings19 hours ago

The China Challenge: Chinese food and beverage brands could soon muscle in on NZ’s premium exports

OPINION: Mark Tanner from China Skinny shares his research in the fast-paced Chinese consumer hours ago

U.S. Can Stop the Pandemic and Counter China

Vaccine diplomacy would save lives, bolster national security, and help everyone but the Communist Party.The Wall Street Journal7 hours agoOpinion

Sponsored Content: Investing in China

Now may be the time to take an active, selective approach to uncovering companies in China that are poised to outperform in this dynamic, innovative and huge …Pensions & Investments18 hours ago

China April aluminium output hits record high as output curbs ease

China’s aluminium production in April rose to a record monthly volume, official data showed on Monday, after a relaxation of output curbs in Inner Mongolia …Reuters19 hours ago

China’s Warning to Bangladesh on the Quad

The comments from the Chinese ambassador show Beijing’s insecurities on the issue.The Diplomat7 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 Ratings22 hours ago

BlackRock secures licence to operate in China

BlackRock has advanced its expansion into China, obtaining a licence from the local regulator to operate in wealth management via a joint venture.Financial Standard20 hours ago

Brazil to receive ingredients from China for more COVID vaccines

Brazil has announced it will receive enough coronavirus vaccine ingredients from China to produce as many as 25 million doses of the AstraZeneca and …Al Jazeera English7 minutes 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 …InDaily20 hours ago

How are some agricultural industries faring on the anniversary of China placing tariffs on Australian produce?

One year ago today, grain growers started hearing some strange rumours around the traps that their barley was going to be hit by huge tariffs from China.ABC Local21 hours ago

There has to be a ‘balance’ in dealing with China

A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the *content* (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising …Chronicle14 hours ago

Quality products drive rise in China’s imports of Japanese cosmetics

Demand for Japanese cosmetics in China has continued to rise despite fewer opportunities to go out amid the coronavirus pandemic, as local consumers …The Japan Times20 hours ago

China Seeks ‘Red Tourism’ Boost From Party’s 100-Year Milestone

Two Chinese provinces are taking a lead in promoting “red tourism” ahead of the Communist Party’s centennial, as President Xi Jinping seeks to boost domestic …Bloomberg15 hours ago

China’s Antitrust Regulators Are Now Looking at Ride-Hailing Companies

Chinese regulators instructed 10 ride-hailing and on-demand freight firms to stop practices that include unfair pricing and poor treatment of workers.Barron’s7 hours ago

US stimulus checks help boost China’s toy exports; price hikes expected

China’s toy factories are getting an influx of export orders this year, particularly from the US, with some seeing sales triple as demand for home entertainment …Global Times12 hours ago

Mike Pompeo warns of more Chinese laboratory ‘coverups’

Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo says China’s efforts to coverup the origins of COVID-19 is “staggering” and the risk of the pandemic happening again is …Sky News Australia12 hours ago

Corporate activists are a bigger economic threat than China

Michael is joined by Chris Kenny, The Australian newspaper Associate editor (national affairs) & Sky News host of the Kenny Report & Kenny On Media, …2GB4 hours ago

What changed about running a business in Hong Kong since China introduced its new security laws?

Prior to 2020, more than 9000 international companies had operations in Hong Kong, more than 1300 of those were from the United States. An estimated 1300 …BIT17 hours ago

China facilitates interbank borrowing in foreign currencies

China witnessed on Monday its first interbank borrowings in foreign currencies using foreign currency-denominated negotiable certificate of …CNA11 hours ago

‘China Kinda Sus’: Student Club Poster at Illinois High School Accused of Racism

A student club poster at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Ill., that took a jab at China has reportedly sparked outrage among parents and state …Yahoo News5 hours ago

Copper Resumes Gains as Supply Risks, China Demand Buoy Outlook

Copper rebounded after its first weekly loss in six, lifted by concerns of supply disruptions in Chile and signs that Chinese demand is picking up.Bloomberg4 hours ago

China’s Ruling Party Cancels Maoist Gatherings on Cultural Revolution Anniversary

The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has canceled a conference of prominent Maoist ideologists ahead of its 100th centenary, suggesting that CCP …Radio Free Asia10 hours ago

US Hunting For More Military Bases To Cripple China; India One Of The Options: Top US Official

US is actively looking for more military bases closer to China and countries like India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam are hot options.EurAsian Times19 hours ago

Can the G7 Countries Create an Alternative to China’s Belt and Road?

Western nations have been critical of China’s outpouring of development capital in Africa under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and have even urged African …The Maritime Executive17 hours ago

China Stocks Gain as Moderating Recovery Boosts Liquidity Hopes

China stocks appear to be staging a revival, notching their best two-day run since February on expectations that Beijing will likely maintain its policy support for …Bloomberg15 hours ago

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 …CNA22 hours ago

‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour

Controversial deal with China would be disastrous for fishing and protected rainforest, say opponents.The Guardian13 hours ago

China’s Own 520 Valentine’s Day Pivots to Kickstart 618 – WWD

Stuck in between the real Valentine’s Day and the Qixi Festival, 520 finds a new purpose in luxury as China returns to normal from COVID-19.WWD19 hours ago

Ohio State Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Secret China Ties

Rheumatologist Song Guo Zheng pleaded guilty in November to delivering US-funded research to China.The Scientist3 hours ago

China stocks climb, but Taiwan equities tumble as rising COVID-19 cases force fresh restrictions

Global equities kicked off trading on Monday with a mixed session in Asia. Taiwan stocks took a hit from *fresh* pandemic restrictions, while Chinese stocks…MarketWatch15 hours ago

China, Italy pledge to deepen bilateral ties, advance China-EU cooperation – Xinhua |

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday held a phone conversation with his Italian counterpart, Mario Draghi, with both sides …Xinhua10 hours ago

CGTN: China’s promises matter – it delivers on its commitments USA

BEIJING, May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — More than 2,000 years ago, Confucius said “Yan Bi Xin Xing Bi Guo,” which means “one must be true to their word and …PRNewswire11 hours ago

U.S. Senate votes to open debate on China tech bill

The U.S. Senate voted 86-11 Monday to open debate on a measure authorizing more than $110 billion for basic and advanced technology research over five …Reuters23 minutes ago

Nippon Express (China) Becomes First Japanese Company to Acquire GDP Certification in China

TOKYO, May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Nippon Express (China) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “NE China”), a local subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd., has obtained …PRNewswire16 hours ago

China is building a replica of the Titanic

The life-sized copy of the ill-fated vessel is the latest draw in the country’s booming theme park industry. It has also caused controversy.DW (English)10 hours ago

PLA modernises Xinjiang’s military units in ‘reaction’ to India-China LAC row

Xinjiang was finally thrust into the limelight after India refused to back down against Chinese territorial aggression in the areas of Galwan and Lake Pangong in …Hindustan Times17 hours ago

China’s promises matter – it delivers on its commitments

Share. QR. Copied. Error loading media: File could not be played. 00:00. 00:00. 04:57. More than 2,000 years ago, Confucius said “Yan Bi Xin Xing Bi Guo,” …CGTN15 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 …ICIS20 hours ago

Chinese EV companies eye Argentina’s lithium reserves

Chinese lithium producer Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium said in an announcement on Monday it is evaluating the possibility of setting up a battery assembly plant in …Global Times7 hours ago

Chanel under fire in China for executive’s remarks over racist incident

French fashion brand Chanel is once again under fire in China, where some Chinese consumers expressed outrage and even vowed to boycott the company’s …Global Times15 hours 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 Executive22 hours agoOpinion

China plus Central Asia foreign ministers’ meeting: China’s game plan to push BRI and enhance its influenc

While most nations are dealing with the catastrophic impact of pandemic and are unable to focus on international issues, China is assiduously exploiting this …ampThe Times of India Blog10 hours ago

COLUMN-Global crude oil bulls are running past China, India bears: Russell

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) * GRAPHIC – India 20/21 crude imports LAUNCESTON …Reuters11 hours ago

China Supports Vaccine Patent Waiver Plan Proposed By India, South Africa

China, which is actively pursuing vaccine diplomacy, said on Monday that it is “supportive” of India and South Africa’s proposal for a temporary waiver of …NDTV4 hours ago

China Focus: Meet China’s young CPC members – Xinhua |

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) — This year marks the centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and even after 100 years since its inception the Party …Xinhua18 hours ago

20 years in the WTO: How China changed world trade

Share. QR. Copied. Italian grapefruit being photographed during an event held in Italian Embassy in Beijing that formally introduces the fruit into the Chinese …CGTN10 hours ago

US, EU to hold China to account on ‘trade-distorting policies’

United States and European Union said on Monday that they can partner to ‘hold countries like China that support trade-distorting policies to account’.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Rising raw materials prices could put pressure on downstream firms – China stats bureau

Rising raw materials prices could put pressure on downstream firms, said Fu Linghui, an NBS spokesman, at a news briefing in Beijing on Monday.Reuters20 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 …Bloomberg15 hours ago

Mobile users in China enjoy cheaper telecom costs than world’s average

Share. QR. Copied. Young people take pictures with their cellphones in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, June 9, 2018. /CFP. Young people take pictures with their …CGTN8 hours ago

China April home prices quicken to 8-month high

New home prices in China grew at the fastest pace in eight months in April, data showed on Monday, despite the government’s ramped-up efforts to tame the …Reuters.com21 hours ago

China says will extend tariff exemption for some U.S. imports

China will extend a tariff exemption for 79 products imported from the United States that is due to expire on May 18, the finance ministry said in a notice …Reuters13 hours ago

How China Took an Oil Town and Turned It Into a Green Energy Hub

After pumping oil for more than 70 years, the birthplace of China’s petroleum industry is going green.Bloomberg6 hours ago

Taiwan’s Covid-19 infections surge with 333 new local cases

Authorities order month-long ban on non-residents and transit visitors entering Taiwan with exceptions for humanitarian cases.video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post16 hours ago

China Sport Show Disclose the New Trend of Fitness, to Hold On-site Live Streams

This month, on 19th May, the 2021 China Sport Show will open in Shanghai. China Sport Show is the biggest and most authoritative sporting goods show in the …Yahoo Finance16 hours ago

China’s Space Exploration Ambitions

China’s deep space ambitions made a significant leap forward on Saturday with a successful landing of a rover on the surface of Mars. Bloomberg’s Stephen …Bloomberg18 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 Ratings22 hours ago

Will Demographics Tank China’s Housing Market?

In discussions about China’s frothy real-estate market, the country’s parlous demographics are often raised as a looming threat. As the national population …The Wall Street Journal11 hours ago

Chinese government orders 90 apps removed in data collection crackdown

Apps run foul of China’s stringent new user data collection norms.TechRadar8 hours ago

China takes Covid-19 controls to Everest with climber ban

China has banned attempts to scale Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak, as Beijing takes its unflinching Covid-19 controls to the Roof of the World.Economic Times15 hours ago

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway: Who is going to pay?

The elusive China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project has been spoken about since before Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled his grand vision for the …Eurasianet10 hours ago

China Mobile eyes $6 billion Shanghai listing after flagging NYSE exit

China Mobile has approved plans for a potential HK$47.08 billion ($6.06 billion) listing in Shanghai, weeks after the telecom firm said it would be delisted by the …Reuters8 hours ago

Chinese businesses should use futures to hedge against commodity price hikes, China Futures Association says

Chinese corporations should increase their use of futures products to hedge against recent price spikes in major commodities across the world, an industry body …Metalbulletin.com7 hours ago

Going home: COVID sparks Chinese exodus from Italian textile town

An unexpected victim of the coronavirus crisis is one of Italy’s largest Chinese communities, now dwindling rapidly after more than 30 years of growth in a small …Reuters9 hours ago

Tourists Go Red Crazy in China

“It reminds people of the sacrifices that were made to bring China to where it is today.” China’s Communist Party marks its 100th anniversary this year, sparking a …Bloomberg15 hours ago


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