Ya’an earthquake and the loophole in local government forecast

Insights 06/03/22, 10:38

China Earthquake Networks announced that at 5:00 p.m. on June 1, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in Lushan County, Ya'an City, Sichuan Province. Three minutes later, in Baoxing County, also in Ya'an City, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake occurred. On June 2, at 7:48 a.m., a 3.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in Lushan district, Ya'an city. Thus, after ...

Liaoning: Resurgence of Omicron leaves a large number of residents isolated

Insights 06/03/22, 01:02

A video posted online shows how Dandong city, Liaoning Province, has undergone anti-epidemic strict measures due to a new round of Omicron outbreaks. A policeman in white is trying to urge an elderly to go home for isolation by a loudspeaker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSNIuatO4JU&t=427s&ab_channel=%E5%9C%A8%E9%87%8E%E8%AA%AA Isolated residents throw money, watching it fall. Many walls have been set ...

Covid’s curb in Beijing affects small businesses and raises complaints

Human Rights 06/03/22, 00:53

Small business owners are complaining as strict Covid measures in Beijing make them struggle to make a living.  Beijing authorities recently banned the so-called "seven small places" from opening. This measure affects small restaurants, Internet cafes, hotels, public bathing, dance halls, barbershops, and convenience stores.  In an interview with Radio Free Asia, a ...

2 consecutive earthquakes hit Sichuan

Disasters 06/03/22, 00:41

According to China Earthquake Networks, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred on June 1 in Lushan County, Ya'an City, Sichuan Province. The quake hit Lushan at 5:00 p.m local time, with a focal depth of 10 miles and an epicenter at 30.37 degrees north latitude and 102.94 degrees east longitude. Three minutes later, ...

Shanghai reopening: joy, fear, and anger

Human Rights 06/03/22, 00:39

Shanghai finally lifts the citywide lockdown after more than two testing months of despair and economic wounds. The Chinese metropolis has enjoyed the fourth consecutive day of zero new deaths from COVID-19. After weeks of vacancy, cars have finally swarmed some streets in the financial hub, with joyful residents celebrating their ...

Shanghai: 2,000 people stranded at Hongqiao Station everyday

Human Rights 06/03/22, 00:32

Since Shanghai relaxed anti-epidemic measures in mid-May, a large number of people have rushed to leave the city via major railway stations, especially Hongqiao Railway Station. However, many people are trapped outside Hongqiao Station due to train suspension, failure to get tickets, nucleic acid testing, and health codes. Local authorities then try ...

To reduce unemployment, delayed graduation suggested

Human Rights 06/03/22, 00:31

The number of college students in China will reach 10.76 million this year, exceeding the 10 million mark for the first time, due to the epidemic's impact and Zero-Covid measures. Besides, the average urban survey unemployment rate from January to April was 5.7% on average. That figure for April only reached ...

Shanghai to cancel free nucleic acid testing

China 06/02/22, 22:26

Shanghai announced that normalized nucleic acid testing would no longer be free after June. From June 1, the price of nucleic acid single-sample testing in public medical institutions is lowered from 25 yuan (3.8 dollars) to 16 yuan (2.4 dollars). Besides, the price of mixed testing reduces from 5 yuan (0.75 ...

Stay in China or flee: both are difficult for the Chinese

Human Rights 06/02/22, 22:17

The Chinese regime confiscates the citizens' passports According to CNN, the Chinese National Immigration Administration (NIA) announced on May 12 that it would tighten its process for issuing passports. Besides, it placed rigorous restrictions on individuals seeking to depart. Travel will only be permitted for essential purposes, such as resuming work, study, ...

Siping city cancels prison order and fines after criticism goes viral

Insights 06/02/22, 13:09

The northeastern city of Siping canceled the decision of implementing harsh punishment for people who avoided Covid tests. The first notice issued on Tuesday, May 31, was highly criticised and caused netizens’ anger. #Siping was a trend on social media even on June 2, as authorities deleted the controversial notice.   At ...

Qigong: the ancient science for purifying the body and mind

Treatment 06/01/22, 18:33

Historical records of what we know as Qigong or chi kung indicate that its origins date back approximately 2500 years. However, Chinese archaeologists and historians have found references to qigong-like techniques even older than 5,000 years. Qigong has had a continuous evolutionary development and many names throughout the centuries. However, it ...