China SMEs face unprecedented difficulties: Bailout comes too late

Economy 05/27/22, 23:45

Chinese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are encountering unprecedented challenges following China’s economic slowdown and its insistence on a zero-Covid strategy. According to the China Small and Medium Enterprises Association, the country’s SME development index in May dropped 0.3 points from April—the third consecutive month the index has fallen. Due to the ...

Nucleic acid testing now promoted in children’s songs

China 05/27/22, 23:43

Pictures of children's songs promoting nucleic acid testing went viral on the Weibo social network. Netizens considered this type of propaganda of testing to be mentally flawed. The song in children's books has been recorded by a child's voice and streamed online to encourage children to get tested for Covid. There ...

Chinese nucleic acid nursery rhymes intimidate children

China 05/27/22, 22:40

Recently, many Chinese netizens have shared on social networks the anti-epidemic children’s song or “Nucleic Acid.” It promotes nucleic acid testing to children, but netizens have criticized its lyrics as too mentally handicapped. In addition, they believe that the official propaganda method is inappropriate. The song is adapted from the American ...

Shanghainese desperately ask for law right to return their lives

Human Rights 05/27/22, 22:38

The epidemic in Shanghai is coming to an end, but many people are still struggling. On Thursday, May 26, video footage on the internet showed a group of residents “besieging” Nanjing West Road, the most prosperous business street in Shanghai, in the Jing’an District. One young man took the lead ...

China plans to destroy Elon Musk’s Starlink

Insights 05/27/22, 16:53

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink satellite can transmit super-fast internet data anywhere on Earth, and it also has potential military applications. Chinese military researchers have been developing a plan to destroy thousands of Starlink satellites. According to Business Insider, in an article from Modern Defense Technology magazine published in China ...

Market remains skeptical about Li Keqiang’s 33-point package

China 05/27/22, 01:12

On May 23, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addressed a regular meeting of the State Council, admitting that the economy’s current downward pressure continues to increase. Accordingly, he introduced 33 stimulus measures, including 140 billion yuan (about 21 billion dollars) in additional tax rebates and 300 billion yuan (about 45 billion dollars) ...

Tianjin suddenly announces strict lockdown

Human Rights 05/27/22, 01:11

Tianjin has successively changed its anti-epidemic measures these days. On May 24, the local disease control department reported 17 new local positive cases. Among them, there are six confirmed cases and 11 asymptomatic infections. As of May 24, Tianjin has listed 252 infected people in this new epidemic outbreak. The local authorities ...

Shenzhen’s new funeral regulation: nucleic acid testing the deceased

China 05/27/22, 01:09

Recently, netizens exposed a new regulation issued by the only funeral home in Shenzhen city. On May 25, mainland netizens posted a screenshot showing the funeral home's app requires the city's mourners to provide the deceased's nucleic acid test certificate. On the 'Smart Funeral' page of the 'i Shenzhen' app, the popup ...