Scholar: Former allies betray Beijing, forcing Xi to change his stance

Scholar: Former allies betray Beijing, forcing Xi to change his stance

Spotlight on China 2023-02-02 04:43:10

Entering 2023, the CCP faces many difficulties, but some observers see the relationship between the United States and China showing signs of softening. Some scholars have analyzed the reasons behind this. There is a view that although the CCP has become weaker, it still leaves a series of severe consequences for the United States and the world, so the matter of China—U.S. relations cannot be taken lightly or overlooked.

Chinese regime increasingly defiant in the South China Sea

Chinese regime increasingly defiant in the South China Sea

Spotlight on China 2023-02-02 04:41:13

The Chinese Communist regime's plans to seize the entire South China Sea have compromised the sovereignty of several Southeast Asian nations and established a permanent hotbed of tension in these waters.

Chinese coast guard vessels and maritime militia have increased, maintaining a constant presence and intimidating their neighbors, following gray zone tactics with low-intensity conflicts.

Hospitalized patients with encephalitis in China increased on the last day of January

Hospitalized patients with encephalitis in China increased on the last day of January

Spotlight on China 2023-02-02 02:46:48

On the last day of January, a large number of patients with encephalitis caused by COVID flooded the outpatient clinics of hospitals across China.

Twitter account Nuomituan posted a video on January 31 showing the overload of patients at 19 hospitals in China.

Chinese bank: Easy to deposit, difficult to withdraw

Chinese bank: Easy to deposit, difficult to withdraw

Spotlight on China 2023-02-02 02:10:38

In recent years, news of Chinese banks embezzling depositors' funds has spread widely. In the context of the economic downturn, many Chinese reflected on social media that banks made it difficult for depositors to withdraw money, especially for large deposits, causing public outrage.

Shenzhen bans motorized vehicles honking for a year

Shenzhen bans motorized vehicles honking for a year

Spotlight on China 2023-02-02 02:09:24

Recently, the Shenzhen traffic police announced they would ban motorized vehicles from honking in the city for about a year. It's suspected to have something to do with the White Paper Revolution. After the White Paper Revolution broke out in November last year, some netizens called for protests on the internet by honking horns nationwide.

Does China's economic rebound depend on Chinese households?

Does China's economic rebound depend on Chinese households?

Spotlight on China 2023-02-02 01:31:20

For many Chinese households, 2022 was a year with many challenges that tested their resilience and left them in an economic hole.

The underperformance was attributed mainly to the regime's strict 'Zero-COVID' policies, which led to shutdowns and brought economic activity to an almost complete halt.

CCP talks about economic growth loudly; Expert says don’t believe it

CCP talks about economic growth loudly; Expert says don’t believe it

Spotlight on China 2023-02-02 00:07:28

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) abruptly abandoned its “zero-COVID” policy based on lockdown, immediately, the CCP vigorously promoted propaganda about its plan for recovery and economic growth.

However, experts said the CCP could not change China’s economic difficulties with words alone.

According to Xin Tang Ren, economist Minxin Pei said the CCP’s zero-COVID policy had left deep scars on the Chinese economy.

Before the pandemic, China had 44 million small businesses, accounting for 98% of all businesses and about 80% of jobs outside the state sector.

China’s Zero-COVID policy hits rural economy; China is ruled by men, not law

China’s Zero-COVID policy hits rural economy; China is ruled by men, not law

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 22:48:24

China's "Zero-COVID" policy and the subsequent unplanned unblocking caused the wave of epidemics to continue to hit the economies of poor rural areas. Farmers in Hunan said that the epidemic had had an enormous impact on the village economy. Others say life in China has become less predictable under the current government's leadership.

'Marriage is like a gamble': More and more young Chinese refuse to tie the knot

'Marriage is like a gamble': More and more young Chinese refuse to tie the knot

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 22:40:58

Some younger Chinese have expressed their growing reluctance to get married. Some even welcomed the drop in the number of people tying the knot for the first time in China.
The South China Morning Post cited the China Statistics Yearbook 2022 reporting 11.6 million first-time marriages last year, nearly 700,000 less than the year before. This was significantly less than the 2013 peak of 23.9 million.
According to official statistics published early this month, China's population has decreased for the first time in 60 years, with a record-low national birth rate of 6.77 births per 1,000 people. The population in 2022 dropped by roughly 850,000 for a population of 1.41175 billion. This marks the first decline since 1961, the last year of China's Great Famine.

Millions of Chinese unemployed; Chinese police spend 5 hours counting hidden stash

Millions of Chinese unemployed; Chinese police spend 5 hours counting hidden stash

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 22:39:48

0:00 Highlight
0:32 Hunan official's house: 12 million hidden in walls; Senior official burns money to clear evidence
2:50 Overseas Chinese students disheartened about returning post-pandemic
5:16 The booming nucleic acid industry in 3 year-pandemic has collapsed; millions of Chinese unemployed
6:56 Two local Chinese companies granted conditional approval for COVID antiviral drugs
10:25 Affected by the pandemic, Chinese films suffered considerable losses in 2022
13:00 Constantly 'intercepted' by the U.S., China launches the latest cutting-edge technology

Many Chinese have boldly shared the truth about number of fatalities from COVID-19

Many Chinese have boldly shared the truth about number of fatalities from COVID-19

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 21:46:10

Observers and citizens are convinced that the number of deaths from COVID-19 in China far exceeds the number reported by China's regime.
Many Chinese people have boldly told the truth that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is said to be trying to cover up.

Is the origin of the virus not what we thought it was?

Is the origin of the virus not what we thought it was?

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 21:16:34

Why are there so many gaps in Darwin's theory of evolution? The discussion is more intriguing when it comes to a virus, could its origin be not what we thought?

Sichuan allows unmarried people to have children in a growing demographic crisis

Sichuan allows unmarried people to have children in a growing demographic crisis

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 18:43:21

In a growing thirst for babies, China’s vast Sichuan province has allowed unmarried individuals to have as many children as they want.
The province, which boasts a population of 80 million people, announced on January 30 that singles could begin registering births with the provincial communist authority starting February 15.

2023 has interesting messages about the film ‘Full River Red’

2023 has interesting messages about the film ‘Full River Red’

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 18:37:58

The film Full River Red by director Zhang Yimou was released about a month ago in China and was acclaimed by viewers. Set during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), Yue Fei represents loyalty, while Qin Hui was considered a traitor. The film emphasizes that "everyone can become Yue Fei and kill Qin Hui." What is the hidden meaning for the Chinese people?

Man uses door to smash Qin Hui statues in China

Man uses door to smash Qin Hui statues in China

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 18:33:03

This man is hitting China’s most hated statues with a steel door. He was not the first to have disgraced these figures.
In fact, the statues of treacherous politician Qin Hui and his wife are regularly spat on, slapped, and suffer other types of public vilification since that is the very purpose of their creation.

China denies new mutant COVID strains

China denies new mutant COVID strains

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 18:28:18

China's CDC says it has yet to detect any new COVID mutations during the Spring Festival vacation that ended Friday, January 27.
It also claims that the current wave of the pandemic is coming to an end....
But is this the reality as experienced by the Chinese?

Chinese youth hail falling marriage figures, ‘Celibates’ rise as new trend

Chinese youth hail falling marriage figures, ‘Celibates’ rise as new trend

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 18:19:12

In December last year, China released the official marriage figures. 11.6 couples married for the first time last year, a decrease of 700,000 compared to the previous year. The figure is much lower than the peak of 23.9 million in 2013.

Chinese regime resumes visas for Japanese but not for South Koreans: Report

Chinese regime resumes visas for Japanese but not for South Koreans: Report

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 12:35:40

On Sunday, January 29, the Chinese regime resumed issuing travel visas for Japanese nationals but not South Koreans after the Chinese government suspended the two visas for the countries earlier this month.

Super-rich Chinese look to Singapore after being disillusioned with their country's COVID policy

Super-rich Chinese look to Singapore after being disillusioned with their country's COVID policy

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 06:42:16

Like many wealthy Chinese, graduate student Zayn Zhang believes Singapore would be the ideal place for storing his family's money.

Strong testimonials from foreigners living under COVID policy in China

Strong testimonials from foreigners living under COVID policy in China

Spotlight on China 2023-02-01 04:46:54

The idea of living in another country is attractive, but traveling to China and living under the policies of the communist regime is not.

At least this can be learned from some experiences of foreigners who traveled to China and had to adapt to the real reality of the COVID pandemic.

  • Scholar: Former allies betray Beijing, forcing Xi to change his stance

    Scholar: Former allies betray Beijing, forcing Xi to change his stance

  • Chinese regime increasingly defiant in the South China Sea

    Chinese regime increasingly defiant in the South China Sea

  • Hospitalized patients with encephalitis in China increased on the last day of January

    Hospitalized patients with encephalitis in China increased on the last day of January

  • Chinese bank: Easy to deposit, difficult to withdraw

    Chinese bank: Easy to deposit, difficult to withdraw

  • Shenzhen bans motorized vehicles honking for a year

    Shenzhen bans motorized vehicles honking for a year

  • Does China's economic rebound depend on Chinese households?

    Does China's economic rebound depend on Chinese households?

  • CCP talks about economic growth loudly; Expert says don’t believe it

    CCP talks about economic growth loudly; Expert says don’t believe it

  • China’s Zero-COVID policy hits rural economy; China is ruled by men, not law

    China’s Zero-COVID policy hits rural economy; China is ruled by men, not law

  • 'Marriage is like a gamble': More and more young Chinese refuse to tie the knot

    'Marriage is like a gamble': More and more young Chinese refuse to tie the knot

  • Millions of Chinese unemployed; Chinese police spend 5 hours counting hidden stash

    Millions of Chinese unemployed; Chinese police spend 5 hours counting hidden stash

  • Many Chinese have boldly shared the truth about number of fatalities from COVID-19

    Many Chinese have boldly shared the truth about number of fatalities from COVID-19

  • Is the origin of the virus not what we thought it was?

    Is the origin of the virus not what we thought it was?

  • Sichuan allows unmarried people to have children in a growing demographic crisis

    Sichuan allows unmarried people to have children in a growing demographic crisis

  • 2023 has interesting messages about the film ‘Full River Red’

    2023 has interesting messages about the film ‘Full River Red’

  • Man uses door to smash Qin Hui statues in China

    Man uses door to smash Qin Hui statues in China

  • China denies new mutant COVID strains

    China denies new mutant COVID strains

  • Chinese youth hail falling marriage figures, ‘Celibates’ rise as new trend

    Chinese youth hail falling marriage figures, ‘Celibates’ rise as new trend

  • Chinese regime resumes visas for Japanese but not for South Koreans: Report

    Chinese regime resumes visas for Japanese but not for South Koreans: Report

  • Super-rich Chinese look to Singapore after being disillusioned with their country's COVID policy

    Super-rich Chinese look to Singapore after being disillusioned with their country's COVID policy

  • Strong testimonials from foreigners living under COVID policy in China

    Strong testimonials from foreigners living under COVID policy in China