Sitemap - 2021 - What's Happening in China

China moves to contain property defaults — China imposes retaliatory sanctions against US over Xinjiang — Chinese city of Xi'an sees Covid cases rise

China’s economic slump fuels calls for more stimulus — US Senate passes Xinjiang import ban — US sanctions Chinese drugmakers amid addiction epidemic — High-profile Chinese newspaper chief retires

China guilty of Uighur genocide in Xinjiang, tribunal rules — China’s Evergrande finally defaults — Journalists in China face ‘nightmare’ worthy of Mao era, press freedom group says

Leaked papers link Xinjiang crackdown with China leadership — Chinese authorities summon Evergrande chairman, send in risk managers — WTA suspends tournaments in China amid concern for Peng Shuai

China’s birth rate lowest in 43 years — Lithuania urges Europe to brace for ‘coercion’ from Beijing — Shanghai cancels hundreds of flights, shuts schools over three Covid cases

Biden-Xi meeting sparks diplomacy spree — China’s property crackdown sinks economic growth to 90s levels — UK, US considering diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing

China's Xi Jinping cements his status with historic resolution — COP26: Cautious welcome for unexpected US-China climate agreement — Chinese virus expert launches scathing attack on zero Covid push

China's Xinhua lauds Xi ahead of key Communist Party meeting — China says Taiwan independence backers will be blacklisted — China accused of blocking media access to Winter Olympics

Chinese leader Xi Jinping to attend Cop26 by video link — China's COVID-19 outbreak developing rapidly — Hong Kong passes bill to censor films ‘contrary’ to China’s national security

China GDP disappoints, third-quarter growth slows to 4.9% — China passes law to ease homework pressure on children — Rights activists urge boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Over 100 nations to adopt 'Kunming Declaration' to boost biodiversity — China lifts curbs on coal-fired electricity prices amid power crunch — China plans to build more coal-fired plants

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping to hold virtual meeting this year — Evergrande creditors fear imminent default — China’s ‘golden week’ travel spending down 40 per cent from pre-pandemic level

China hit by power cuts as energy crisis bites — Chinese property giant misses another payment deadline — China flies record 38 planes over Taiwan defence zone in national day show

China frees detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — China pledges to stop building new coal energy plants abroad — ‘Eerie silence’ as Evergrande misses payment deadline

China warns US-UK-Australia pact could ‘hurt their own interests’ — China applies to join trans-Pacific trade pact — Court rules against woman who became face of China’s #MeToo movement

Biden calls Xi as US-China relationship grows more fraught — China to set prices for after-school tutoring — Tencent, NetEase summoned over new gaming rules for kids

China’s special Afghan envoy optimistic about future relations with ‘friendly’ Taliban — Climate-above-all plea by US fails to stir China — China limits online videogames to three hours a week

US intelligence couldn’t resolve debate over Covid origins — China and Russia show common front on Afghanistan — China bans celebrity rankings in bid to ‘rectify chaos in the fan community’

China’s Xi calls for wealth redistribution — Meng Wanzhou extradition case wraps up but verdict will take months — China adopts law amendment allowing couples to have 3 children

WHO urges China to share raw data on origins of coronavirus — Beijing recalls Lithuania ambassador in another shock to EU-China relations — China court sentences Michael Spavor to 11 years for spying

Delta variant challenges China's costly lockdown strategy — China’s crackdown on tutoring leaves parents with new problems — China sticks to goal of having carbon emissions peak by 2030

China strengthens virus control measures amid COVID-19 flare up — China offers the Taliban a warm welcome while urging peace talks — China’s supreme court sets limits on facial recognition

China rejects WHO plan for second phase of virus origin probe — Death toll from Henan floods climbs to 56 — Chinese leader Xi Jinping makes first visit to Tibet as president

US Senate passes bill to ban Xinjiang imports — WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak — China's carbon trading scheme makes debut

US set to add more Chinese companies to blacklist over Xinjiang — China opens more research centers dedicated to Xi Jinping Thought — China targets other companies over data security risks

France probes fashion retailers for concealing 'crimes against humanity' in Xinjiang — CCP 100: Xi warns China will not be 'oppressed' in anniversary speech — China launches security probe into Didi

China’s Xinjiang policies debated at UN Human Rights Council — China requested deletion of early coronavirus data that could help explain pandemic origins — HK’s Apple Daily closes after 26 years

Biden and EU allies create tough week for China — Australia to refer China to the World Trade Organization over wine tariffs — Chinese astronauts board space station module in historic mission

China’s Uyghurs living in a ‘dystopian hellscape’, says Amnesty report — EU joins Biden’s call for fresh probe into coronavirus origins — China rushes through law to counter US and EU sanctions

Hearings in London aim to assess allegations of genocide in China — World commemorates 32nd anniversary of June 4 massacre — Chinese internet users reject Beijing’s new three-child policy

Covid-19 lab-leak theory puts Wuhan research back in the spotlight — Hong Kong authorities ban Tiananmen vigil — Chinese netizens look for answers to Gansu marathon tragedy

Chinese authorities order video denials by Uyghurs of abuses in Xinjiang — European lawmakers block a pact with China — China’s ‘father of hybrid rice’ Yuan Longping dies at 90

Xinjiang births plummeted after crackdown on Uyghurs — China lands unmanned spacecraft on Mars for first time — China’s population growing at slowest rate in generations

China urges U.N. states not to attend Xinjiang event next week — WHO approves first Chinese Covid vaccine for emergency use — China 'indefinitely' suspends key economic dialogue with Australia

China says population grew in 2020, rebutting report of drop — Hong Kong passes law that can stop people leaving — US relaxes entry restrictions on students traveling from China

UK MPs anger Beijing by declaring 'genocide' in Xinjiang — Xi says China will start cutting coal consumption from 2026 — Australia cancels Belt and Road deals

China ramps up media war on Xinjiang — China criticises US climate change — Joe Biden and Japanese PM seek united front in Asia Pacific

Under pressure over Xinjiang, China takes aim at overseas Uighurs, academics — China’s vaccination hindered by supply shortages — China-EU relations face challenges, Xi tells Merkel

China intensifies Xinjiang propaganda push as global backlash grows — More work needed to rule out China lab leak theory says WHO — Beijing unanimously approves Hong Kong election overhaul


China 'sends children of exiled Uighur parents to orphanages', says Amnesty — US and China trade angry words at high-level Alaska talks — Anti Asian-American violence is on the rise again

China launches COVID-19 vaccination certificates — New report holds China responsible for Uyghur genocide — China now 'non-compliant' with Hong Kong joint declaration

China's GDP growth rate in 2021 set to exceed 6% — Beijing to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system — Critics question China’s right to host Winter Olympics

Dutch and Canadian parliaments declare China's treatment of Uighurs genocide — Food security at core of new five-year rural-revitalisation plan — China approves two more domestic COVID-19 vaccines

Hundreds of Chinese patients died in 'redundant' drugs trials — China’s public hesitant to take Covid-19 vaccines — US agencies dismiss China’s theory of Covid-19 spread via food and packaging

China refused to hand over important data to WHO mission — Biden, Xi discuss human rights, trade in first call — Clubhouse blocked in China — China's first "carbon neutrality" bonds draw tepid demand

Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape — UK regulator Ofcom revokes CGTN's license to broadcast — HK to impose ‘national security’ schools curriculum — China's vaccine campaign hits a few bumps

WHO team in Wuhan — Surveillance of Uygurs detailed in Chinese police database — UK launches visa scheme for HK citizens — China’s holiday travel begins — China likely to avoid setting 2021 GDP target

Wuhan marks lockdown anniversary with triumph and denial — US accuses China of 'genocide' — China sanctions former US officials — China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020

Pompeo lifts restrictions on contacts with Taiwan — US bans imports of products from China's Xinjiang — Beijing remains on alert for a resurgence of Covid-19

China blocks entry to WHO team — Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions near Beijing — Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested — IMF calls on China to tackle bad-loan problem

China approves first COVID-19 vaccine — Europe finalizes major investment deal with China — HK: China jails 10 who fled by boat to Taiwan