‘Unprecedented’ challenges for reporters as Beijing Olympics about to begin

Insights 02/03/22, 16:11

According to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC), released on Monday, Jan. 31, foreign journalists face "unprecedented hurdles" while reporting in and on the country. FCCC surveyed 127 journalists representing news organizations from 30 countries and regions when the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games approached. The FCCC report said State-sponsored ...

Huawei sues Sweden for banning its 5G products

Economy 02/03/22, 11:32

On Sunday, January 31, Huawei Technologies said it had initiated arbitration proceedings against Sweden after the Nordic country banned it from rolling out its 5G products. The claim amount was SEK 5.2 billion (approximately 560 million USD). The Chinese company said in a statement to Agence France-Presse, "The Swedish authorities' decision ...

Beijing Winter Olympics: Many athletes and officials test positive for COVID-19

China 02/03/22, 10:29

The number of positive nucleic acid tests for athletes worldwide has significantly increased when they arrive in Beijing. However, experts say differences in domestic and foreign nucleic acid testing standards and political factors within the Chinese regime are out of control. According to the epidemic announcement on the Beijing Winter Olympics ...

Xi Jinping seeks remaining members of Sun Lijun’s coup

In-depth Reports 02/03/22, 02:09

Sun Lijun's group has been cleared of more concealed crimes by the Chinese regime. However, the Fujian Public Security Bureau has asked the administration to seek the remaining individuals of Sun Lijun's coup and disqualify them. According to the Chinese Communist Party's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of ...

Senators urge Biden to tighten SMIC export controls

China 02/02/22, 16:50

Reuters reports that Bill Hagerty and Tom Cotton said in a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo that they were "disappointed" because her agency was blocking efforts to tighten export controls on US technology destined for SMIC, which they claim has close ties to the Chinese military. The senators wrote in ...

Beijing targets pharma industry with anti-monopoly regulation

Economy 02/01/22, 21:58

After targeting the education, real estate, and big tech sectors, Beijing is now looking to reinforce anti-monopoly regulation on pharmaceutical companies. Reuters reported that the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said, on Jan. 31, it wanted the freshly tightened laws to create fairer competition in the market and counter ...

Chinese developer Hopson bonds drop as PwC auditor quits

Economy 02/01/22, 21:47

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) auditor of Chinese developer Hopson Development Holdings resigned on Friday, January 28th.  According to Bloomberg, Hopson said the auditor left because the company failed to provide enough documents such as those on its "accounting treatment of certain of the Group's equity investments and property projects and the valuation of ...

Ten thousand people in Hangzhou taken away for quarantine

News 02/01/22, 16:41

Chinese officials announced that by the end of Jan. 28, there were 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. So far, at least 34 people have been verified with it.  However, the Chinese regime's official data on the COVID-19 pandemic has been questioned for its accuracy. According to ...