3 top leaders of Hubei, Qinghai, and Ningxia replaced on same day

China 03/31/22, 00:25

According to China's state media, the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee announced three personnel replacements for top leaders in Hubei, Qinghai, and Ningxia on Tuesday, March 29. The head of Hubei was the first-mentioned case. Accordingly, Wang Menghui, 62, Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, has replaced Ying Yong, 64, as ...

Expert points out China’s J-20 jet’s limitations

China 03/30/22, 23:47

In an analysis of Da Ji Yuan on March 27, a veteran journalist indicated that China's J-20 fighting jet has many limitations. The Chinese military can still not use the J-20 to confront the U.S. strike fighter F-35. Journalist Charlotte Mountain, who has experienced more than ten years of military life, ...

Three questions about China Eastern Airlines plane crash

China 03/30/22, 23:44

Besides the puzzling cause behind the tragic fall of the Chinese Eastern Airlines jet MU5735, mainland Chinese are also questioning three other aspects relating to the flight. Why are reporters kept from covering the crash site? The New York Times also reported in an article on March 24, confirming that reporters were ...

Kyiv accuses Russia of using Chinese-made civilian drones in Ukraine’s war

China 03/30/22, 23:33

Kyiv accused the Russian military of using civilian drones made by China's DJI to coordinate missile attacks in Ukraine. However, the Chinese company dismissed the accusation. Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov publicly accused Russia of using DJI products on Twitter, and called on DJI to stop doing business in the ...

U.S. investigators get visas to China to help plane crash probe

China 03/30/22, 23:31

The US National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday, March 29, that China has issued visas to American investigators and technical advisers to help with the probe into last week’s deadly crash of a China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735. The US National Transportation Safety Board said in a Twitter post, “The ...

China considers restrictions on live-streaming platforms: WSJ

Tech 03/30/22, 22:44

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Beijing is drafting new regulations on one of the main sources of monetization from the country’s live-streaming industry, virtual tipping. People familiar with the matter told the Journal that regulators consider limitations on how much influencers can receive and how much internet users ...

U.S. Senate passes China competition bill

China 03/30/22, 22:41

The Senate passed its version of a long-stalled bill on March 28. This multibillion-dollar bill aims to boost the domestic semiconductor industry and bolster U.S. competitiveness against China. The legislation passes the Senate by a vote of 68-28. It included 52 billion dollars in grants and incentives to counter China's growing ...

China-Europe Railway Express gets hit due to Russia-Ukraine war

Economy 03/30/22, 22:37

The China-Europe Railway Express (CRE) was heavily affected by the war with order cancellations and lowered freight rates. Many freight shipping giants refused or suspended shipments from China to Europe. According to China National Railway Group Co., Ltd., from 2016 to 2021, the annual number of China-Europe freight train trips increased ...

Evergrande sets independent investigation committee

Economy 03/30/22, 22:21

China Evergrande Group said on Tuesday, March 29, that it had set up an independent investigation committee. It examines the assets of its subsidiary, Evergrande Property Services, which the relevant banks seized. The relevant banks hold 13.4 billion yuan ($2.11 billion) of Evergrande Property Services. The chairman of the independent investigation committee was ...

China Eastern Airlines crash investigation faces three major difficulties

China 03/30/22, 22:19

The two black boxes of the passenger plane were found after China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 crashed into Guangxi on March 21, killing all 123 passengers and nine crew members on board. Li Yong, deputy director of the Aviation Safety Office of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), said in ...

China-Russia relations at their strongest level, says Russian foreign minister

China 03/30/22, 10:49

On March 28, according to Reuters, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Western countries led by the United States are now isolating Russia because of the Ukraine conflict. Still, China-Russia relations are at their strongest level ever. Beijing government has repeatedly opposed international sanctions against Russia and insisted on maintaining regular ...

China’s former minister of Ministry of Railways investigated

Insights 03/30/22, 10:00

Sheng Guangzu, the former minister of the Ministry of Railways, was investigated on March 25 on suspicion of serious violations of discipline and law. Beijing's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced the news on its official website without elaboration. Sheng became the minister of the Ministry of Railways in early ...

Beijing sends warning to potential breachers of COVID-19 measurements

News 03/30/22, 00:08

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to 28 provinces of China's total of 31 provinces and regions. To adhere to COVID-Zero policies, Beijing has also strictly penalized people who may attempt to defy the restrictions. Beijing authorities on March 27 notified that the city has investigated and prosecuted 223 cases where people ...

Although pro-Russian, China still looks to Ukraine for military technology

China 03/30/22, 00:07

China keeps its close relationship with Moscow while having economic and defense ties with Ukraine. During the Russia-Ukraine war, Ukraine has helped Beijing modernize its military. South China Morning Post reported that Ukraine had sold crucial military equipment and technology to China, its first aircraft carrier, missile systems, and a fighter ...