State media vs reality: Shanghai residents enjoy lockdown easing

China 05/21/22, 03:50

While Chinese state media is reporting positive news about Shanghainese enjoying some lockdown easing, residents say they are going through the opposite. CCTV reported on May 16 that the pandemic in Shanghai has been under control, and the city would gradually lift restrictions. Xinhua News Agency on May 17, reported images ...

Chinese hospitals facing crisis due to low birth rates

China 05/21/22, 03:48

According to Apollo news, due to the decline in the birth rate, maternity hospitals in China are facing a crisis. Some private maternity hospitals have declared bankruptcy and closed business. China’s birth rate of newborns continues to decline sharply despite encouraging policies from the Chinese government. According to 2021 China’s population data, ...

Satellite image of Chinese submarine potentially Type 093B

Tech 05/20/22, 09:43

On May 16, Defense News reported a new breakdown of the satellite sighting of a Chinese submarine at the Huludao shipyard in northern China. Geospatial intelligence outfit AllSource Analysis captured the warship on a drydock on April 29. Defense News suspected the satellite sighting could be a Type 093B, a newly ...

China hurrying to support market, but real estate firms still trembling

Economy 05/20/22, 09:38

China’s central bank worries about the downturn in the property market. A few days ago, it decided to cut mortgage rates. But real estate companies are still facing a lot of challenges. Data from Sino-Singapore Jingwei site reveals the current state of China's real estate industry. The data shows that more than ...

Entry to China from the U.S.: 48-hour ‘dual nucleic acid test’ required

China 05/20/22, 09:37

The Chinese Embassy in the United States on May 17 announced the inspection policy for entry into China from the U.S. Starting May 20, nucleic acid testing will be canceled seven days before boarding, changing to double nucleic acid detection within 48 hours. The new rules say that the pre-entry testing policy ...

Samsung: 4 employees indicted for leaking core technology to China

Tech 05/20/22, 09:33

Newsis reported on May 16 that the South Korean Defense Work and Industrial Technology Crime Division of the Suwon District prosecutor's office arrested and prosecuted two SEMES employees and two business partners who leaked "supercritical cleaning equipment" from Samsung Electronics' subsidiary SEMES to China. They are charged with violating the Act ...

Possible reasons for China’s recent floods revealed

Enviroment 05/20/22, 09:26

Many provinces have experienced significant floods as a result of torrential rain, high winds, and thunderstorms. Severe rains hit Guangnan County in Yunnan Province, causing trees to topple and destroy electrical poles and guardrails on May 9, 2022. A resident in Liancheng Township, Guangnan, had to relocate because his floor was ...

Escape from China: people want to save themselves

Human Rights 05/20/22, 08:35

AP reported that WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke about China's "zero-COVID" policy at a media briefing on May 10. He said the virus had changed dramatically since it was initially discovered in Wuhan in late 2019. At that time, China used lockdowns to halt its spread. Reuters cited Tedros, "We don't ...

U.S. charges five Chinese with spying

China 05/20/22, 08:19

On Wednesday, a U.S. citizen and four Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) officials were charged with conspiracy and other offenses linked to espionage. Wang Shujun, 73, of Queens, New York; Feng He, as known as Boss He, Ming Li as known as Elder Tang and Little Li, are from Guangdong. ...

4 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

Tech 05/20/22, 08:14

Taiwan News reported on May 19 that four Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, marking the 13th intrusion this month. Taiwan's National Defense Ministry (MND) said, on May 18, 2 People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, 1 Shaanxi Y-8 reconnaissance plane, and 1 Shaanxi ...