US policy towards Taiwan remains unchanged, and Taiwan responds

China 03/21/22, 00:59

President Joe Biden had a two-hour video call meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 18, discussing the consequences China would face if it assisted Russia and reiterating that Washington's policy towards Taiwan remained unchanged. In this regard, Taiwan's Presidential spokesman responded to this event on the 19th. Chang Tun-Han, ...

First batch of Pfizer’s drugs for treating COVID-19 arrives in China

News 03/21/22, 00:49

According to local customs authorities, the first batch of Pfizer's Paxlovid medicine for COVID-19 treatment, totaling 21,200 boxes, arrived in Shanghai on late March 17. Hu Xiaoming, chief of the General Office of Shanghai Customs, said that the batch of medicine entered the port at Pudong Airport. After clearance, the medicines ...

A ‘more explicit neutrality’ China, after Biden-Xi Jinping conference call

China 03/21/22, 00:44

Shortly after the two-hour call between President Biden and President Xi Jinping on March 18, China's state media released a statement clip that mentions President Biden's pledge to avoid a cold war with China and respect bilateral relations. Then Xi Jinping focused on Taiwan before talking about Ukraine. The two official ...

Merchants scramble to flee after COVID hits Shenyang, China

News 03/20/22, 22:47

On March 18, a confirmed case was found in Wu'ai Clothing City, Shenyang, Liaoning Province. For fear of being locked out, thousands of merchants scrambled to flee. The gates were all smashed, and the scene was in chaos. That night, the whole city of Shenyang was under closed management, and citizens ...

Under triple pressure and recent lockdowns, the Chinese economy goes down even more

News 03/20/22, 02:02

Almost all major cities in China have shut down due to the current "zero-tolerance" prevention policy and reset program. The country's economy, which has been already suffering triple pressure, has undergone a more substantial slowdown. In December last year, the Annual Central Economic Work Conference pointed out that China's economic development ...

Chinese property Tahoe Group debt crisis, two Vice Presidents arrested

Insights 03/20/22, 01:52

According to Sohu, on March 18, Huang Xi, Executive Vice president of Chinese property Tahoe Group, and Lin Wenhua, Vice President, were arrested by the police to assist in the investigation by Fujian Economic Investigation. However, the specific reason is still unknown. In the past two years, the Tahoe Group has ...

‘No major change in tone’: U.S. scholar views of Biden-Xi talk on Ukraine

China 03/20/22, 01:40

In a virtual meeting on Friday, March 18, the U.S. discussed its knowledge of Russia's request for material support from China, sending stern warnings to the Chinese government. Commenting on the readout of the 2-hour meeting by Xinhua News Agency, Maria Repnikova, an associate professor of global communications at Georgia State ...