Shanghai people haircut across the fence

China 05/22/22, 22:38

In the face of the long-term lockdown in Shanghai, people are barely able to leave their homes to go to work, shop, and some of that, get a haircut. Recently, videos of people queuing in front of fences, waiting for their turn to have their hair cut, have gone viral on ...

Beijing finds fake Covid testing facility, 6 people arrested

Insights 05/22/22, 22:31

China’s zero-Covid policy has been bringing huge profits to the nucleic acid testing industry. A few days ago, Beijing detected fraudulent nucleic acid testing sites and arrested some relevant people. As China’s state media reported on May 21, the Fangshan District Health Commission in Beijing revoked the operation license of the ...

3.6-magnitude earthquake hits Hebei province, China

China 05/22/22, 22:20

According to China Earthquake Networks, an earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred in Lulong county, Qinhuangdao city, Hebei province, on May 21. The quake emerged at 4:05 p.m. local time, with a focal depth of 8 kilometers (nearly 5 miles), an epicenter at 39.95 degrees north latitude, and 118.98 degrees east longitude. The ...

China’s central bank senior boss arrested for violating party’s law

China 05/22/22, 10:36

China's anti-graft watchdog announced on May 19 that Sun Guofeng, former director of the Monetary Policy Department of the People's Bank of China, was arrested. He was suspected of serious violation of laws and discipline. According to Wall Street Journal, a source familiar with the matter said the investigation would focus ...

Beijing ‘grows’ crops, potatoes on cement floors and basketball courts

Insights 05/22/22, 10:24

Several clips showing many areas across China growing crops, potatoes on cement floors or even on basketball courts have recently widely circulated on the Internet. China has long been infamous for fake products or fabricated certificates, now comes the false ‘crops.’ The local authorities have recently built false ‘fields’ as a pretending ...

Chaos in China: Protests grow in many places and different fields

Human Rights 05/22/22, 10:21

The Chinese government is facing mass protests from all walks of life and in different cities. In the social field A video from the Meijingdongfang Community of Zhouzhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing leaked on social media. On May 10, the authorities wanted to lock down the whole area, which led to a wide ...

More and more China’s upper and middle class want to emigrate

Human Rights 05/22/22, 10:14

According to observers, after China advocated its common prosperity policy, many rich people fled the country. But it is worth noting that lately there are many middle-class people who want to leave China as quickly as possible. According to the United Nations Migration Program's World Migration Report 2022, there were about ...

Beijing official denies Covid lockdown, citizens rush for food supplies

China 05/22/22, 10:12

Beijing’s spokesperson Xu Hejian said on May 19 that the pandemic situation is still serious and complicated, with several outbreaks occurring one after another. Previously, the city officials turned down rumors that Beijing would be locked down. He told residents not to stock up on food. However, the city spokesperson said ...

China’s HNA Technology lays off 99.8% of its employees in one year

Insights 05/22/22, 10:11

Many Chinese listed companies have cut tens of thousands of jobs to lower operating costs. Among them, HNA Technology has the highest reduction in employees. HNA Technology was known for its purchase of U.S. electronic distributor Ingram Micro Inc. According to Newtalk, HNA Technology laid off 99.82% of its total employees in ...

China’s international schools hurt as teachers leave amid Covid measures

China 05/22/22, 10:08

According to Reuters, many international schools in China face understaffing as teachers are trying to leave the country due to Beijing's strict Covid-fight measures. The news outlet cited the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools, a school group with 3,600 teachers, saying that about 40% of teachers in mainland China ...

For the 15th time this month, Chinese warplanes violate Taiwan’s airspace

China 05/22/22, 10:01

As Taiwan News reported, China's regime again sent military planes to intrude on Taiwan's air identification zone (ADIZ) on May 20. It is the 15th time Chia's military planes have entered Taiwan's air space this month. According to the Ministry of National Defense (MND), fourteen Chinese military planes flew into the ...

Shanghai: Testing personnel reuse test tubes from a positive community

China 05/22/22, 10:00

A Shanghai resident called China's hotline 12345 on May 18 to announce she accidentally discovered a grave mistake in the Covid nucleic acid testing procedure. She discovered the nucleic acid test tubes used in the Jiangpu Road community in Yangpu District, Shanghai, had been used the day before in the FengCheng ...

Tianjin’s epidemic worsens, Beichen District suddenly closed

China 05/22/22, 09:43

As NTD reported, the Covid epidemic in Tianjin, one of China's four centrally-run cities, is showing signs of worsening. On May 19, the Beichen district announced new stricter anti-epidemic measures. The government notice asks residents to "not leave the property unless absolutely necessary." If there is a special need to leave ...

Shanghai resident attacks neighborhood secretary with knife

China 05/22/22, 09:38

On May 20, the Jingcheng Second Residential Committee announced that a resident named Wen Mou had attacked Zhang Mou, the residential committee secretary. The incident happened after the resident sought permission to go outside for medical treatment. The resident suddenly attacked the official at his neck with a knife. When police ...

Xi urgently calls to stabilize foreign investment and Li Keqiang spoke on same day

China 05/22/22, 09:30

In two separate conferences held this week on May 18 and 19, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for stabilizing foreign investment while Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the importance of strengthening economic confidence upon current uncertainties. The strict Zero Covid policy has dragged the country's economy down for months, and services ...

Shanghai police now hunting homeless delivery riders amid unblocking-lockdown order

China 05/22/22, 09:24

Shanghai authorities have announced gradually lifting the lockdown in three stages as of May 16. However, the announcement has not made delivery riders' living conditions easier. By contrast, they have become the hunting target of policemen on the streets. The strict epidemic control under lockdown has turned around 20,000 delivery riders homeless. ...