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 ...

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis reveals China’s debt trap

Economy 05/16/22, 10:40

Sri Lanka is now in a deep economic crisis as the country goes bankrupt due to China's Belt and Road debt trap. According to Nikkei Asia, now-resigned Sri Lanka Finance Minister Ali Sabry admitted that its foreign currency reserves had only 50 million dollars by late April, while the country needs ...

China’s lockdown: Foreign capital flees Hong Kong this week

Economy 05/16/22, 10:35

Confidence in Chinese stocks is weakening as the country continues its lockdown policy to fight the Covid pandemic. As a result, some capital flights occurred in the Hong Kong market this week. After the United States' central bank raised interest rates, the exchange rate of the Hong Kong dollar against the ...

Rumors are coming true: Beijing is on lockdown

Human Rights 05/16/22, 10:06

Local officials immediately denied rumors of Beijing being under lockdown to combat the Covid-19 outburst on May 12. However, recent data shows that the rumors were well-founded. At a press conference that day, the Beijing Municipal Government's spokesman Xu Hejian, dismissed the information. He told residents not to believe in unverified ...

China wealth health will be affected due to shrunk housing price

China 05/16/22, 09:46

According to the pre-epidemic China Urban Household Wealth Health Report, China's household wealth has increased year by year and already ranks second in the world. However, the report finds that China's housing assets account for 77.7% percent, the largest component of household wealth and much higher than the 34.6% in ...

ACM withdraws more than 300 ‘fake’ papers from Chinese scholars

China 05/16/22, 09:39

According to retractionwatch.com, the New York-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recently retracted 323 academic papers from its database. All were by Chinese scholars. Some were even from double-first-class universities such as the China Agricultural University and East China University of Science and Technology. ACM said its investigation found that the ...