Apple assembler Pegatron halts production at 2 Chinese plants

Economy 04/13/22, 22:33

Pegatron Corporation, Apple's second-largest iPhone foundry, said on Tuesday, April 12, that its plants in China's Shanghai and the neighboring city of Kunshan have suspended production to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. According to Nikkei Asia, Pegatron makes about 20% to 30% of Apple iPhones. On Monday, April 11, Shanghai loosened its lockdown ...

U.S. orders Consulate staff to leave Shanghai rather than voluntary departure

China 04/13/22, 22:30

The U.S. State Department, on Tuesday, April 12, ordered the departure of all non-emergency Consulate staff and their families from Shanghai, citing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the city. A U.S. statement published by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China Tuesday said, "The movement from 'authorized' to 'ordered' departure means ...

India investigates local Xiaomi on fund flows with its parent entity, report

Economy 04/13/22, 22:11

India's federal financial-crime fighting agency is probing the local unit of China's Xiaomi Corp over its compliance with Indian foreign exchange law. Reuters reported on Apr 13 that the Enforcement Directorate of India is checking fund flows between Xiaomi India and its parent entity, including royalty payments. The agency has summoned Manu ...

Tom Cotton demands explanation on decision to lift tariffs on Chinese goods

China 04/13/22, 16:38

Following the announcement by Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative (USTR) of the Biden administration, on the elimination of Section 301 tariffs on more than 350 Chinese-made products imported into the United States, Senator Tom Cotton sent a letter to the USTR requesting that they explain their decision. Cotton, in his ...

Surgeons declare healthy prisoners ‘brain dead’ before carving them up: Study concludes

News 04/13/22, 04:40

Medical specialists misdiagnosed patients as profoundly unresponsive and extracted their organs while still alive. This is the shocking conclusion researchers reached after completing a thorough investigation. The Australian National University recently published what is claimed to be the world's first study exposing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) transition away from executing ...

Shanghai residents censored when posting about food shortage on Chinese Twitter

News 04/13/22, 01:00

According to Business Insider, as of April 8, Chinese online users complained that the hashtag search, which stands for "buying groceries in Shanghai," was giving no results on Weibo, the Chinese Twitter platform. In addition, multiple unverified videos leaked on Twitter and were later eliminated from Chinese social media platforms such ...

Guangzhou closes to most arrivals, Shanghai COVID-19 cases rise

News 04/13/22, 00:54

As the Associated Press reported, most arrivals couldn't enter the southern metropolis of Guangzhou as of Monday, April 11, as China is busy battling a COVID-19 surge. With a population of 18 million, Guangzhou is home to several important corporations and holds China's busiest airport. On April 11, 27 positive cases were ...

COVID-negative Shanghai couple coerced in quarantine center by police officer

News 04/13/22, 00:51

A conversation recording between a Shanghai couple who tested negative for Covid-19 and a police officer who concluded the opposite has recently widely captured the public's attention. South China Morning Post reported that on Monday, April 11, a police officer told a couple that they had contracted Covid-19, which mandated them ...

Chinese truckers suffer on highways due to Beijing’s anti-COVID policies

News 04/13/22, 00:50

Chinese authorities have recently forced many provinces and cities to close parts of expressways in a bid to control the fast-spreading COVID outbreak in mainland China. The restrictions also came along with several anti-epidemic policies. According to the mainland media National Business Daily, truckers must provide a negative nucleic acid test ...

Taiwan premier asks to speed up legislation against China’s tech theft

Tech 04/13/22, 00:05

On Monday, April 11, Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang called the Cabinet to work fast to apply tougher punishments to prevent China's chip technology stealing efforts. The Premier said he had asked the Ministry of Justice and the Parliament to speed up passing the revisions to the laws proposed in February "at ...