Is China ready to drop zero-COVID policy?

Insights 12/09/22, 20:06

China's National Health Commission announced on Wednesday, December 7 a nationwide relaxation of its COVID restrictions. Widespread protests late last month against the country's COVID strategy led to this decision. Quarantine, people movement, lockdowns, and testing regulations are relaxed. Other aspects of policy are also modified.  Several unprecedented unrest broke out in ...

Why did Xi mention the Tiananmen massacre at Jiang Zemin’s funeral?

Insights 12/09/22, 19:56

On December 6, Xi Jinping delivered a eulogy at the funeral of former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin. Observers noticed some points worth noting at the funeral. First, Xi remained calm during the 50 minutes he delivered the eulogy. This is strange because former CCP leaders often expressed grief and ...

Did Jiang Zemin die before November 30? Opinions differ on internet

Insights 12/09/22, 19:49

The funeral organizers of former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) 's general secretary Jiang Zemin have announced that there will be no farewell ceremony for Jiang's body. According to Vision Times, this decision breaks the CCP's tradition because the previous funerals of the top leaders all have a farewell ceremony for the ...

Gingrich talks about the Chinese Communist Party after Jiang Zemin’s death

Insights 12/09/22, 19:47

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders have no scruples about killing their citizens to preserve power, reported Theepochtimes.com on December 2.  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was commenting as he reflected on the recent death of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin. Gingrich, an Epoch Times contributor, said in an interview that since the ...

China’s debt ratio reaches a record high of 3 times GDP: Report

Insights 12/09/22, 19:45

China's debt ratio as a part of its economic output reached a new high in June as the deficit widened due to heavy borrowing from local governments to expand economic growth and finance their operations. Nikkei Asia cited data from the Bank for International Settlements on Monday, December 5, reporting that ...

Beijing eases COVID rules, but public remains cautious

Insights 12/09/22, 19:42

China’s capital Beijing is easing some pandemic rules starting December 6. As state-backed China Daily reported, people have been allowed to enter public areas without a valid negative test result. But health code scanning remains a hurdle. Applicable areas include parks, supermarkets, offices, and airports.  The same applies to Beijing Capital International ...

Germany has no plans to ban China’s Huawei

Insights 12/09/22, 19:14

Since the end of November, the U.S. refused to grant license for new equipment made by Huawei and ZTE, citing “an unacceptable risk” to U.S. national security. This has in turn put the German government under a lot of pressure to take action against China’s telecom equipment makers. However, according ...

Following other Chinese universities, Anhui Medical University protests

Social problem 12/09/22, 16:46

Recently, students of Anhui Medical University protested violently because the school forced them to end their study programs and take exams early. The students discussed it with leaders but were refused. On December 6, Twitter user @whyyoutouzhele (Teacher Li is not your teacher)—who famously reported on the 'White Paper Movement' against ...

Expert: The CCP will collapse due to lack of money

Social problem 12/09/22, 15:24

Unlike many scholars and experts who discuss the collapse of the CCP from a political or moral perspective, Fanchou, author of the book "China after the fall of the CCP," discussed this from China's economic and local finance perspective. The author believed that the financial capacity of each province and ...