China in the News: May 20, 2021

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Morrison government accused of not responding to China: Labor

Australia’s needs an urgent plan to deal with a more assertive China, opposition treasury spokesman Jim Chalmers warns.NEWS.com.au15 hours ago

Vladimir Putin says Russia-China ties at ‘highest level in history’ during launch of nuclear projects

Joining Xi Jinping to launch the construction of Russian-designed reactors at Chinese nuclear power plants, Vladimir Putin says the relationship between their …ABC News8 hours ago

The AFR View: Australia-China ties undone by changes under Xi Jinping

Outside the unnecessarily provocative rhetoric, it’s hard to see how Australia should have fundamentally managed the China challenge to achieve a different …The Australian Financial Review13 hours ago

Has China’s trade war extended to table grapes? Search for answers as growers lose millions

The federal Trade Minister says the government is trying to understand why China has delayed importing table grapes at a cost the Australian industry estimates …ABC News2 hours ago

China’s Mars rover Zhurong releases first images taken after country’s first Martian landing

The first images captured by China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 during and after the country’s first landing on the red planet have been released by the China …ABC News8 hours ago

Fear over fresh COVID-19 outbreaks sees China vaccinate 100 million people in nine days

As vaccination hesitancy slows inoculation rates in some Western countries, China is going into overdrive.9News15 hours ago

SEG Plaza in China inspected by engineers after shaking, forcing people to flee

Engineers tasked with inspecting one of China’s tallest skyscrapers, which triggered widespread panic when it suddenly began shaking, say they have not …ABC News46 minutes ago

Bitcoin plunges below US$40,000 as China widens its crypto crackdown

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are plunging as anxiety spreads through the market — this time, after China took more steps to crack down on the digital coins …9News5 hours ago

Why Beijing’s ‘Made in China’ iron ore strategy is an empty threat

Beijing’s warning to Australia that it will ramp up domestic iron ore production sounds like an empty threat to anyone who has visited a mining operation in China …The Australian Financial Review14 hours ago

Australia’s ‘China debate’: Time to end domestic politicking and focus on Xi’s destabilising words and actions | The Strategist

Shadow foreign minister Penny Wong has criticised the government over public discussion of the potential for a war with China starting over Taiwan, …The Strategist17 hours ago

Explainer: What Beijing’s new crackdown means for crypto in China

Chinese regulators have tightened restrictions that ban financial institutions and payment companies from providing services related to cryptocurrencies, …Reuters6 hours ago

Concerns grow over China nuclear reactors shrouded in mystery

No one outside China knows if two new nuclear reactors under construction serve a dual civilian-military use.Al Jazeera English2 hours ago

‘Sending wrong signals’: China protests US Navy passage in Taiwan Strait

Beijing: China has protested against the latest passage by a US Navy ship through the Taiwan Strait, calling it a provocation that undermined peace and stability …Sydney Morning Herald18 hours ago

China poised to launch Tianzhou-2 cargo ship to Tianhe space station module

China is gearing up to launch the first cargo mission to its new Tianhe space station module this week.Space.com7 hours ago

‘Barely a whimper of concern’ about China from the ‘cognitively deficient’ Biden

Sky News host Alan Jones says there is “barely a whimper of concern” about China from the “cognitively deficient” Biden. “While China is the subject of a lot of …Sky News Australia10 hours ago

Does Argentina’s beef exports freeze open fresh opportunity in China for Australian producers?

After one of China’s largest producers announced a snap 30-day ban on all beef exports this week, industry leaders are wondering who will fill the void.ABC News2 hours ago

What Can and Can’t Be Learned From a Doctor in China Who Pioneered Masks

Dr. Wu Lien-Teh helped change the course of a plague epidemic in the early 20th century and promoted the use of masks as a public health tool.The New York Times3 hours ago

Communist China has forced Australia off the ‘narcotic of trade dependency’

The Chinese Communist Party has forced Australia to get off the “narcotic of trade dependency” of Beijing, according to author Peter Hartcher. Mr Hartcher said …Sky News Australia1 hour ago

GT investigates: Chinese firms padding prices, quality issues in medical exports to India broken down

For some Wuhan residents, the weekend before school reopens is leisure time to be spent with family, friends and loved ones, however, some children did not …Global Times5 hours ago

Who’s to blame for worsening China-Australia relations?

Nonetheless, Australia regards anti-China moves as political correctness, and shows no signs of changing. Besides, Australia is constantly looking for other …Global Times8 hours ago

Why China crypto crackdown sparked a bitcoin crash — and could feed a backlash

China’s move to restrict crypto activity may have helped spark a broad selloff for digital assets. But the move, which appears aimed at bolstering the…MarketWatch2 hours ago

China’s Census 2021: 5 Takeaways for Foreign Investors

China’s census 2021 data reveal anticipated trends, such as slowing population growth, but also offer clear insights for foreign investors interested in the …China Briefing12 hours ago

China’s deal to build a fishing harbor in Sierra Leone’s rainforest meets fierce resistance

Sierra Leone has agreed to sell 250 acres of pristine beach and rainforest to China in a $55 million deal that would see an industrial fishing harbor built on the …CNBC13 hours ago

Uniqlo shirts blocked at U.S. border in January on China forced labour concern

Fast Retailing Co Ltd’s (9983.T) Uniqlo brand shirts were blocked at the United States border in January on concerns they violated a ban on cotton products …Reuters9 hours ago

China’s Covid Shots Give Beijing Soft-Power Lever Around the World

Beijing’s Covid-19 shots are a new soft-power lever in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.Bloomberg17 hours ago

China’s Media Uses Computer-Generated Photo to Liken G-7 to 19th Century Foes

Voice of America16 hours ago

China hits back at Pelosi ‘lies’ over Beijing Olympics boycott call

China on Wednesday branded US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “full of lies” after she called for a diplomatic boycott of next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics on …Yahoo Sport Australia14 hours ago

US to take on China in electric vehicle market

Joe Biden has declared US car makers will not let China dominate manufacturing of electric vehicles in the global boom expected over the next decade.ABC News21 hours ago

Firm founded by son of China finance tsar invests heavily in tech

An investment firm founded by the son of China’s most powerful financial official has invested heavily in technology companies, including units of leading …Financial Times20 hours ago

US to send vaccines to Latin America after Taiwan ally warns of pivot to China

The Biden administration plans to send Covid vaccines in priority to Latin America over concerns that China is using access to jab supplies to convince countries …Financial Times18 hours ago

No reason China cannot progress in qualifiers, says CFA chief

Chinese Football Association president Chen Xuyuan has cranked up the pressure on head coach Li Tie by saying that the national team would have no excuse …Reuters9 hours ago

Tesla China Demand Slumps, Adding to Headaches After Protest

Tesla Inc.’s growth in China slowed precipitously last month, adding to the company’s headaches after an embarrassing protest at the Shanghai auto show and …Bloomberg9 hours ago

China stocks decline amid commodity retreat and crackdown on market scam

Stocks in mainland China retreated from an 11-week high as commodity prices eased and concerns heightened around a crackdown on market manipulation.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

China’s climate goal: overhauling its electricity grid

One of the most pressing challenges for China to meet its pledge to cap carbon emissions this decade and pivot toward renewables is overhauling its electricity …Al Jazeera English7 hours ago

Netflix series criticized online in China over Taiwan flag

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese nationalism on the internet has a new target: The popular Thai drama “Girl from Nowhere” distributed by Netflix. Comments online …The Associated Press13 hours ago

China’s Protecting Privacy on Apps

In recent years, China has been continually strengthening the privacy rights of Chinese citizens. Most of the privacy measures have been aimed at how…Lexology10 hours ago

Ericsson’s China ambitions in jeopardy over Sweden’s Huawei ban

An upcoming court decision that will decide the future role Huawei (HWT.UL) can play in Sweden could also be a potential turning point for national champion …Reuters5 hours ago

China to stabilise commodity market

China will strengthen management of both supply and demand sides to curb “unreasonable” increases in commodity prices and prevent the pass-through to …7NEWS.com.au10 hours ago

U.S. postpones ban on trading Chinese stocks with alleged military ties

The move by U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration extends a grace period for investors to comply with a ban announced under former President Donald …CNBC18 hours ago

China preens in U.N. spotlight over Mideast as U.S. isolated

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) -U.S. isolation at the United Nations over efforts to end renewed Middle East violence has seen China seize the…WHBL News2 hours ago

Challenging China: Brexit Britain experiments with battleship diplomacy

The maiden voyage of an aircraft carrier is a pivotal moment in the UK’s bid to reconcile its economic, political and security priorities.Financial Times18 hours ago

Israel accuses China state TV of ‘blatant anti-Semitism’

Beijing (AFP). The Israeli embassy in Beijing has accused China’s state broadcaster of “blatant anti-Semitism” in a report on US policy during the ongoing deadly …FRANCE 2415 hours ago

Westerners sowing discord between China, Islamic world will be to no avail

The ongoing Israel-Palestine conflicts have given rise to attempts seeking to drive a wedge between China and the Islamic countries. A view recently has …Global Times8 hours ago

Frances Adamson out, ‘vindictive’ China diplomat Graham Fletcher promoted

After describing China’s behaviour as ‘vindictive’, the ambassador was promoted.The Canberra Times13 hours ago

China’s clean-plate program tackles waste: USDA

CHINA is aiming to tackle food waste from farm to fork and everywhere in between, and passed an Anti-Food Waste Law last month to follow the launch of its …Grain Central19 hours ago

China’s data privacy crackdown: What luxury marketers needs to know

China’s upcoming Personal Information Protection Law will restrict brands’ ability to use data to market to Chinese consumers. Here’s why brands need to step …Vogue Business13 hours ago

China Has Bought 37% of Next Year’s Corn Imports Just From U.S.

China has tapped the U.S. for more than a third of next season’s expected corn imports, accelerating its pace of buying from the world’s top supplier to fill its …Bloomberg4 hours ago

China’s investment deal with Europe set for the freezer

European Parliament will vote to halt any discussion of the deal until Beijing lifts the sanctions it imposed on European individuals and entities in March.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

Philippines Protests China’s Fishing Ban in South China Sea

The Philippines protested China’s fishing moratorium in the South China Sea and asked Beijing to stop actions infringing on the Southeast Asian nation’s …Bloomberg21 hours ago

China, irked by the Quad, faces up to a wary world

Both in Asia and afar, China is facing a world that’s growing more wary of its reach and fearful of its ambitions.The Washington Post18 hours ago

More strategy, less politics on China

The opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman writes the stakes are too high to get the China relationship wrong.WAtoday14 hours ago

China cuts COVID-19 vaccine ingredient shipment to Brazil

China will reduce its shipment of pharmaceutical ingredients for producing COVID-19 vaccines to Brazil’s Butantan biomedical institute next week to 3000 liters …Reuters22 hours ago

Aussies shun “Made in China” goods

Last week, Roy Morgan Research reported that the preference for Australian-made goods rose during 2020, but fell for goods from Australia’s largest trading …MacroBusiness22 hours ago

‘Call the Prime Minister out’: But Wong says bipartisanship on China still exists

Labor’s foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong says Prime Minister Scott Morrison has deliberately stoked fears of a conflict with China.Brisbane Times15 hours ago

Divorces fall 70 per cent after Chinese government orders couples to cool off

The number of divorces recorded in China has fallen by more than 70 per cent since the introduction of a mandatory “cooling-off” period earlier this year.7NEWS.com.au14 hours ago

20 years in the WTO: How China changed world trade

Enter a Chinese supermarket and you are likely to find produce from around the globe. From cherries picked in Chile to baby formula made in New Zealand, the …Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide16 hours ago

A global deflationary shock is building in China

The economic recovery in China continued in April but remained uneven. Growth in the industrial sector softened albeit at a still healthy pace, while services …MacroBusiness21 hours ago

China to Launch $4.9 Billion of REIT Products in Pilot

China has approved the country’s first batch of public real estate investment trusts, giving local governments another tool to finance infrastructure projects.Bloomberg14 hours ago

China turns to insurers to unlock GDP-sized savings to avert pension crisis

China will launch a one-year pilot programme in June to spur the sale of private endowment plans and help ease the pressure on state pension fund. Foreign …South China Morning Post14 hours ago

China Will Need to Give Up FX Controls Eventually, PBOC Official Says

China has to give up its control over the currency’s exchange rate eventually if it wants to achieve greater global use of the yuan, according to a central bank …Bloomberg13 hours ago

Graphics: The costly price of Australia’s trade row with China

Share. QR. Copied. The Chinese government’s indefinite suspension of a key economic dialogue with Australia two weeks ago is the latest development in the …CGTN19 hours ago

China Removes Pillars Demarcating Border, Nepal Sees Red: Report

Beijing has turned the heat alongside the borders of its neighbouring country Nepal with border pillars vanishing in the Daulkha district of the Himalayan nation.NDTV15 hours ago

China makes progress helping Indonesia recover submarine: state media

Chinese naval fleet advances from underwater survey to the salvage phase, says defence attaché in Indonesia.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

China must overhaul power grid if serious about climate, say analysts

Beijing says by 2030 it will force grid operators to buy at least 40 per cent of their energy from non-fossil fuel sources.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

China cyber police say foreign forces aided outcry after teen’s death

The Communist Party centenary in July has law enforcement officials on high alert for signs of popular dissent.South China Morning Post20 hours ago

Tesla shares lag as bitcoin plunges on China crackdown

Shares of Tesla Inc fell 2per cent on Wednesday, faring worse than the broader market, as China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies weighed on the electric car …CNA5 hours ago

Under U.S. pressure on graft, El Salvador ratifies cooperation deal with China

The release on Tuesday of a U.S. government list labeling 17 Central American politicians as corrupt prompted El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele to praise …Reuters15 hours ago

China’s semiconductor IP sector accelerates drive for self-reliance

The semiconductor intellectual property (IP) sector in China is growing rapidly by the day, with tens of thousands of chip design companies striving for …Global Times8 hours ago

Hopefuls for Merkel’s crown diverge on China, Russia

The two leading candidates to succeed Angela Merkel are presenting a distinct choice about Germany’s role in the world, between pragmatic continuity and a …Yahoo News Australia13 hours ago

China’s seed ‘Silicon Valley’ in Nanfan strives for tech innovation, but long-time basic research, investment needed for global competition

About 30 years ago when Li was still a little boy, he remembered a time when many agricultural researchers across the country came to his hometown in …Global Times12 hours ago

Inconsistencies Spur Sri Lanka to Amend Bill on China-Built Port

Sri Lanka plans to amend a bill that will determine how investments into a $1.4 billion Chinese-built port city in Colombo are overseen, after the nation’s …Bloomberg17 hours ago

Bitcoin falls by 30% after China warning, Musk comments

Bitcoin plunged by 30 percent on Wednesday after China announced new curbs on cryptocurrencies and Elon Musk hinted that his company Tesla was …The Australian8 hours ago

‘Very little’ Australia can do to respond to China without multi-lateral support

There is very little Australia alone can do to respond to China’s actions which is why it needs to operate multi-laterally with its allies to respond, according to …Sky News Australia1 hour ago

China Backs Redistributing IMF Resources to Poor African Nations

China supports a proposal to redistribute the International Monetary Fund’s resources from major economies to poor African nations struggling to shore up their …Bloomberg12 hours ago

Mirabile dictu: Europe pukes China investment deal

The developing world order is a Cold War and grand Balkanisation between liberal and illiberal trade blocs. In this outlook, the US leads the liberal bloc versus …MacroBusiness18 hours ago

Tencent Music Faces Regulatory Scrutiny in China

Music-streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment says it is complying with Chinese regulators and moving ahead with expansion business partnerships.Barron’s7 hours ago

Asian supply chain pact takes aim at China

A move by India, Japan and Australia last month to collectively boost supply chain resilience could eventually squeeze China out of the trios’ supply chains for …Global Trade Review (GTR)10 hours ago

What Beijing’s new crackdown means for cryptocurrency in China

Many of the new rules expand on previous restrictions aimed at cryptocurrencies and close loopholes that had allowed some finance and payment firms to …Economic Times15 hours ago

China, Madagascar to enhance parliamentary cooperation – Xinhua | English.news.cn

BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) — China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu held talks with Madagascar parliament speaker Christine Razanamahasoa Wednesday via video …Xinhua10 hours ago

China releases first pictures from Zhurong rover since Mars landing – Spaceflight Now

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who …Spaceflight Now3 hours ago

FOREX-Dollar holds fast before Fed, bitcoin crumbles on China risk

Graphic: World FX rates https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E * Fed minutes loom on horizon * Traders also look to CPI data from Britain and Canada * Monetary policy …Reuters17 hours ago

Analysis | Tesla’s tale of woes in the U.S. and China

Tesla is at a critical juncture, and has to re-evaluate its technology and market, while responding to regulators in the U.S. and China. And it looks like the EV …The Hindu20 hours ago

Apple must resist China’s tyranny

“YOU GET in the arena, because nothing ever changes from the sideline.” This is how Apple CEO Tim Cook made the case a few years ago for his company’s …The Washington Post3 hours agoOpinion

Fitch Affirms State Grid Corporation of China at ‘A+’; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings – Hong Kong/Shanghai – 19 May 2021: Fitch Ratings has affirmed State Grid Corporation of China’s (SGCC) Long-Term Foreign- and …Fitch Ratings14 hours ago

Scientific initiatives, multiplayer efforts prove China’s anti-desertification drive in Inner Mongolia stands test of time

“In the past, when the wind blew in the spring, we were bound to be hit by sandstorms. As long as you went out, the crazy sand would try to get into your mouth …Global Times10 hours ago

East China’s small county turns ‘center of the universe’ on Chinese social media

“The center of the universe – Cao county,” and “I want a bed in Cao county more than a house in Shanghai,” posts such as these have gone viral on Chinese …Global Times17 hours ago

China and Hong Kong Internet Data Center Market (2021 to 2026)

Dublin, May 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Internet Data Center Market in China and Hong Kong – Industry Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026” report has …GlobeNewswire12 hours ago

How China plays on inter-race ties in the US

Beijing’s sharpening rhetoric concerning US race relations is certainly intended to deflect criticism and draw moral equivalence with the US amid their …Hindustan Times10 hours ago

Everything is at stake with US-China tensions: PM Lee

SINGAPORE – If the United States and China clash, “everything is to be lost”, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Speaking on tensions between the two major …The Straits Times8 hours ago

President Biden talks tough about winning on green energy. But China is already ahead in one critical area.

When speaking about competition with China, President Joe Biden can sound as if he’s taken the mic at a pep rally. “They think they’re gonna win. Well I got …CBS News5 hours ago

China’s expats say living there good for careers, but quality of life is low

Mainland’s ranking on list of best destinations for foreigners improved during pandemic – it was 22nd out of 59, with Taiwan the top choice and Hong Kong at …South China Morning Post21 hours ago

Remain alert: The Chinese threat continues to loom along the LAC

The Chinese PLA has begun its summer exercises in the depth areas facing eastern Ladakh, putting the Indian armed forces on high alert. It will be recalled that …ampThe Times of India Blog13 hours ago

China reports H5N8 avian flu outbreak in wild birds in Tibet

China’s agriculture ministry on Wednesday said it had confirmed an outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza in a flock of wild birds at a wetlands park in the city of …Reuters8 hours ago

Defence spending increase: Are China tensions the cause?

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 …Daily Telegraph17 hours ago

US-China cross-border investment drops to lowest level since 2009

The investment between the two countries dropped to US$15.9 billion in 2020, falling to less than a quarter of US$70 billion invested during the 2016 peak, …South China Morning Post18 hours ago

China Bond Rally Takes Yields to January Low as Peers Sell Off

China’s benchmark bond yield is heading for the lowest close since January, another indicator of how the nation’s sovereign debt is outperforming …Bloomberg13 hours ago

China says US veto paralyzing UN Security Council over Israel

ANKARA. China criticized the United States for its role in the Middle East tensions, adding that its veto has paralyzed the Security Council. In a statement issued …Anadolu Agency | English15 hours ago

India, China, South Africa fare ‘relatively better’ than other economies

India, China and South Africa fared ‘relatively better’ than other major economies during the first quarter of 2021 even as global trade recovery from Covid-19 …Economic Times17 hours ago

Breakthrough in chips materials could push back the ‘end’ of Moore’s Law

In a race to own a key piece future technology, TSMC helped to make a breakthrough with the potential make chips smaller than 1nm, widening the capability …South China Morning Post9 hours ago

Property, energy stocks pull China shares lower; digital currency firms drop on new ban

China shares ended lower on Wednesday after three straight sessions of gains, dragged down by property and energy firms, while digital currency-related …Reuters15 hours ago

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