City in China announces extreme disinfection measures, triggers criticism

Human Rights 05/17/22, 00:43

Many people have expressed their disappointment after a city in China announced extreme measures to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.Officials in Dandong City, Liaoning Province, released a message in April. They said they needed to enter the residents' houses to conduct disinfection. SecretChina citing the mainland China media, reported that Dandong City ...

Shanghai faces skepticism for its return to normal plan on June 1

China 05/17/22, 00:05

Shanghai is phasing down the painful lockdown measures that have lasted more than six weeks. The authority stated that life could return to normal from June 1 to mid-and late June if there is no rebound in cases. Shang Deputy Mayor Zong Ming said the city would reopen in stages starting ...

China ditches global Covid summit with Taiwan’s presence

China 05/16/22, 23:59

China ditched Covid-19 global summit hosted by the U.S. because Taiwan was invited. Former Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-Jen joined in the second Global Covid-19 Summit on May 12 with a pre-recorded speech. In the speech, Chen brought out Taiwan's contribution to the global fight against the Covid pandemic. He praised Taiwan as ...

Xi Jinping to resign speculations: How unlikely it is

China 05/16/22, 23:48

As rumors abound on social media that Chinese leader Xi Jinping is going to resign soon, the speech of a high-ranking military official appeared to have signaled a rebuttal to such a prospect. On May 13, vice chairman of the party’s Central Military Commission Zhang Youxia delivered a speech at the ...

Traditional Chinese art and its connection with the divine

Culture 05/16/22, 16:52

Introduction For centuries China has been known as the strongest and most powerful region in East Asia. Not only in terms of its military might but also as a source of culture, technology, trade, and of course art.  China is a land where the divine and the mortal coexisted during its history. ...

Taiwan Foreign Minister pleased with U.S. breaking One-China spell

China 05/16/22, 10:53

After the U.S. State Department updated the U.S.-Taiwan Relations Fact Sheet, it removed words such as Taiwan is a part of China and does not support Taiwan’s independence. In response, Zhao Lijian, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, opposed it during a press briefing, claiming that U.S. attempted to undermine the one-China ...

War games predict China to launch nuclear weapons if it invades Taiwan

China 05/16/22, 10:48

According to the latest cross-strait war game exercise, China could launch a nuclear weapon if it decides to invade Taiwan. The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, D.C., created the war scenario in response to fears of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. The original plan was for China to ...

Shanghai: yay or nay for ‘Big Whites’ to break into residents’ home

China 05/16/22, 10:47

China's anti-epidemic personnel, known as "Dabai" or "Big Whites," for their distinctive protective clothes, were pictured breaking into residents' homes through a window. As Sohu reported, the person had to climb upstairs with the help of the drainpipe to enter a resident's house because he had no key or no way ...

China opposes joint EU-Japan statement regarding China-related issues

China 05/16/22, 10:45

At the EU-Japan summit on May 12, the two nations expressed serious concerns over the situation of the Senkaku Islands, East & South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, as well as human rights issues in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Beijing has long claimed ownership of the disputed Senkaku Islands in the ...