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China in the News: July 17, 2021

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The Chinese flag flies in front of exhaust rising from a coal fired power plant in Jiayuguan, Gansu province

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What the world is saying about China (past 24 hours)

Cannabis may have originated in northwest China, study suggests – A feral cannabis plant in the middle of a grassland in Qinghai province, central China. Their genomic analysis separated the samples into four major groups, …

Chinese companies face uncertainty as data security hawks gain power – Beijing rushed to create legal barriers against what it saw as “long-arm” tactics used by foreign governments to access data. The resulting rise of China’s data …

China and Russia spreading anti-US vaccine misinformation, White House says – as it happened – China and Russia spreading anti-US vaccine misinformation, White House says – as … surveillance of agency employees of Chinese and Middle Eastern descent.

Yuendemu Doors of perception lead desert art to China and beyond – The doors are kept at the SA Museum, but a poster exhibition has made it to Chengdu, China; The exhibition is set to travel to Australian embassies across the …

US Sanctions Seven Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown – Shortly before the sanctions were announced, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular news conference in Beijing that “China will …

G-7’s counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative is welcome … – China had an overall exposure of around $750 billion — $293 billion investment and $461 billion construction contracts —between 2013 to mid-2020. (Written by …

Commerce Unit Went ‘Rogue,’ Senate Report Says, Targeting … – Commerce Unit Went ‘Rogue,’ Senate Report Says, Targeting Chinese Americans … “Combating national security threats posed by China should be a priority for …

WHO eyes China lab audits next in COVID origin probe – The World Health Organization said on Friday that the second stage of an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 should include further studies in China …

Space base tracking ‘reckless’ threats to satellites by Russia … – Space base tracking ‘reckless’ threats to satellites by Russia and China to be built in Britain. We need to know what’s going on up there, admits Chief of …

Reps approve $8.3bn, €490m W’Bank, China loans for Buhari – The report listed the funding agencies as World Bank, $796,000,000; China EXIM Bank, $2,901,026,509; Industrial Commercial Bank of China, $2,484,555,304; …

Long-Wheelbase Land Rover Range Rover Evoque L Debuts … – Of note, it’s still unclear whether the Evoque L will be offered in markets other than China. The Chinese Market Likes It Long: 2022 vw id6 reveal 2022 VW ID.6 …

Today In Digital-First Banking: Blend Starts Trading On NYSE – The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is looking into use of the digital yuan for international payments. The country’s central bank said, according to a …

Connectivity an act of trust, India reminds China and Pakistan … – While the comment was seen as a dig at China’s BRI — with several African and Asian nations smarting from the downside of Chinese largesse — Jaishankar also …

US issues sanctions, warns businesses of risks in China and … – The Biden administration sanctioned seven Chinese officials July 16 amid continued crackdowns in Hong Kong by the Chinese government. By Jennifer Hansler, CNN.

U.S.-China Relationship Over South China Sea Gets Heated – JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: This week marks the fifth anniversary of an international legal ruling loved and loathed in equal measure. The judgment rejected China’s …

Rising Antitrust Enforcement Activities in China’s Internet Sector – On 14 December 2020, SAMR fined Alibaba, China Literature (controlled by Tencent), and Shenzhen Hive Box for their failure to make notifications to SAMR on …

Top Pentagon weapons office faces vacancies as the military … – In recent years, it has led the fight to keep Chinese investment and components … along with the debate over how best to confront China and Russia while …

How China Expert Bill Bishop Built a Six-Figure Newsletter … – media entrepreneur who previously lived and worked in Beijing – was preparing to start charging readers for his China-focused blog/email newsletter.

Implications of 2020 and 2021 Chinese Domestic Legislative … – Following years of reforms, Chinese maritime security organizations have been working to strengthen the system of maritime law enforcement. (Source: Xinhua).

US: Chinese national gets prison for plotting to export … – US: Chinese national gets prison for plotting to export American military boat engines. ANI | Updated: Jul 17, 2021 01:31 IST.

Bitcoin Dipsh*t Will Make Phoning Great Again With Buggy … – Bitcoin Dipsh*t Will Make Phoning Great Again With Buggy Chinese Handset … But fear not, patriots, he’s found a manufacturer in Not China to do the job: …

Rapidly Implementing a Chinese Data Security Regime … – The Cyberspace Security Review Office (网络安全审查办公室, wangluo anquan shencha bangongshi) of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC, 国家互联网信息 …

Wall Street’s China Dreams Get Jolt From U.S. Hong Kong … – “It certainly can cause a major rethink of strategic plans the next decade because China is considered a major growth opportunity,” Mike Mayo, a bank analyst at …

The 14-year-old Chinese basketball player who already … – Ziyu, originally from China’s Shandong Province, hails from a tall family. Her father is 2.13 metres tall and her mother is 1.98. They are both basketball …

$500 ‘Freedom phone’ made in China, cheap rebrand: report … – Right-wing activists push $500 ‘Freedom Phone’ made in China and seemingly … seems to be a simple rebranding of Chinese company Umidigi’s “Umidigi A9 Pro.

Summers ‘Concerned’ Over Lack of Regular U.S. Talks With … – Summers ‘Concerned’ Over Lack of Regular U.S. Talks With China … While Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has spoken with a senior Chinese counterpart, …

US Congressional committee passes EAGLE Act to address … – It includes key provisions of the WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) Act to counter the People’s Republic of China’s proliferation of ballistic missiles and …

China and Russia rush to prop up Afghanistan as US exit nears – “China will support the development of roads and pipelines in Afghanistan,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the inaugural conference for Central and …

US Sanctions Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown – Shortly before the sanctions were announced, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular news conference in Beijing that “China will …

Chinese National Sentenced for Attempting to Illegally Export … – A Chinese national was sentenced Wednesday to three years and six months in … and to export maritime raiding craft and engines to China fraudulently, …

‘Moneyboys’ Director C.B. Yi Balances Gay Love Story … – ‘Reduced to My Chinese Origin’. Yi didn’t initially set out to make a film about China at all. His first project was a coming-of-age story set …

Chinese law threatens US firms doing business in Hong Kong … – But the new business advisory warns that the Chinese government’s national … long present in mainland China are now increasingly prevalent in Hong Kong.

Top polluter China starts carbon trade: All you need to knows – China’s market so far covers only about 2,200 companies in the power sector and has been criticised over generous pollution allowances that may do little to …

Chinese spacecraft aces inaugural flight, aerospace agency … – A Chinese spacecraft capable of flying to the edge of the atmosphere took off and returned to Earth on the same day in what China said was a big step …

US sanctions Chinese officials over Hong Kong democracy … – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Chinese officials over the past year had “systematically undermined” Hong Kong’s democratic institutions, delayed …

World shares mixed as virus, China-US strains weigh on mood – World shares were mixed Friday as rising coronavirus cases and tensions between the U.S. and China weighed on sentiment. Stocks fell in Paris, Tokyo, …

Laos debt crisis as reliance on China increases – Laos debt crisis as reliance on China increases. For nearly a year now, the economic situation in which Laos finds itself has been a matter of concern, for the …

Biden administration mulling ‘red phone’ emergency hotline … – Biden administration mulling ‘red phone’ emergency hotline with China … between Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to sources for CNN.

China Sees Post-US Afghanistan as More Threat Than … – The Taliban have been certainly aware of China’s security concerns and, in following in Kabul’s example, have leveraged their relationship with Beijing to gain …

China’s Rise and Balancing in the Indo-Pacific: Taking Stock … – Realists believe that states generally opt for balancing over bandwagoning. Realist scholar John Mearsheimer claims China’s neighbours “are certain to fear its …

‘Connectivity Efforts Shouldn’t Create Debt Burdens … – ‘Connectivity Efforts Shouldn’t Create Debt Burdens’: Jaishankar’s Jibe at China’s BRI. At Tashkent, the external affairs minister said no serious connectivity …

Afghanistan: Taliban advance a challenge for region, above … – Chinese police and border officers inspect the border with Pakistan in Xinjiang province in China in 2020. Xinjiang also borders Afghanistan, and in the 1990s, …

Kitchen Cops revisit Hooters; buffet of problems found at … – Kitchen Cops revisit Hooters; buffet of problems found at Chinese grill … The lowest score this week actually belongs to the New China Buffet & Grill on …

China Reveals Digital Yuan White Paper: Smart Contracts … – The working group involved with the research and development of the digital yuan for the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has published a paper describing the …

Bangladesh’s cautious reaction to Nixon’s China visit – Hossain Ali of the Bangladesh mission in Kolkata said at a Press Club meeting today that US President Richard Nixon’s proposed visit to China might create a …

US warns companies about the risks of doing business in … – The Biden administration also imposed U.S. sanctions on seven Chinese officials … a number of risks posed by China’s national security law in Hong Kong.

Conservative grifters are selling a cheap Chinese smartphone … – Conservative grifters are selling a cheap Chinese smartphone as a solution to Big Tech censorship. By AJ Dellinger. July 16, 2021. Share.

WHO eyes China lab ‘audits’ in next phase of COVID-19 origin … – The World Health Organisation said Friday that the second stage of an investigation into the origins of coronavirus should include further studies in China …

China’s New Carbon Market, the World’s Largest: What to Know – China, the world’s biggest source of greenhouse gas pollution, opened a national carbon emissions trading market on Friday, a long-awaited step aimed at …

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