U.S. F-35 encounters Chinese J-20 in East China Sea, U.S. commander says

Insights 03/18/22, 01:18

As Flight Global reported on March 16, U.S. Pacific Air Force Commander Kenneth Wilsbach revealed that the U.S. military's F-35 fighter jets had had at least one encounter with the Chinese J-20. Wilsbach revealed this information in a discussion on the 14th at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, the only ...

China delays property tax trial in 2022

Economy 03/18/22, 00:52

According to state-run Xinhua news agency, China's Finance Ministry said on March 16 that the country would postpone expanding its trial on property taxes. "Considering all aspects of the situation, there are no suitable conditions to pilot the property tax reform in more cities this year," China's Finance Ministry was cited ...

Washington accuses 5 Chinese agents of spying and intimidating U.S. residents

Human Rights 03/18/22, 00:39

US federal prosecutors on Wednesday, March 16, accused Chinese government agents of trying to spy on and intimidate dissidents living in the US, including a congressional candidate. The Justice Department said the three criminal prosecutions amounted to "transnational repression" by an authoritarian government, with one dissident being assaulted. According to Reuters, Assistant ...

China confirms 15,000 Covid cases, many officials fired

News 03/17/22, 16:41

On March 16, the People's Government of Yunnan Province reported that the total number of reported infectors in the local epidemic had exceeded 15,000, affecting 27 provinces, from March 1 to March 14. Domestic spreading cases caused by imported epidemics have increased significantly since the beginning of March, and the scope ...

China stocks jump as Beijing promises support

Insights 03/17/22, 16:38

According to Bloomberg, Chinese stocks surged to a record rally on Wednesday as Beijing said it would keep the markets and the economy stable, pushing Hong Kong's index to the biggest jump since 2008 after the selloff in the previous days.Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed at 9.1% up. Shanghai ...

China: G20 is not platform to discuss Ukraine issues

China 03/16/22, 22:40

At a regular news conference in the Chinese capital on Tuesday, March 15, China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that G20 is not an appropriate forum to discuss the Ukraine issue. He said, "G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation, not an appropriate platform to discuss political security ...

Taiwan announces for first time that ‘Xiongsheng Missile’ can reach China

China 03/16/22, 22:32

On March 16, Min.News reported Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence confirmed for the first time that they have a cruise missile codenamed "Xiongsheng Missile" with an estimated range of 1,000 to 1,200 kilometers, which can reach important facilities in China. According to VOA in the Chinese language, Taiwan's Ministry of National ...

Henan: second top official investigated

Insights 03/16/22, 22:08

The Henan 河南 Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on Mar. 15 that Lou Huifeng, deputy secretary and deputy director of the Luoyang 洛阳 Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee, was investigated under the suspicion of "serious violations of discipline and law." Lou Huifeng 娄会峰, 58, has spent 13 years working in ...