Fraudulent scheme targeting elderly in China exposed

Human Rights 05/24/22, 21:56

According to China Securities News, Jiangsu provincial court has recently indicted criminal charges involving several types of fraud targeting the elderly. More than 1,500 elderly are the victims of the crime, and the financial involvement was around 2 billion yuan (300 million dollars) in those cases. The court found 19 alleged people ...

Chinese rebel with the ‘self-unlocking’ movement

Insights 05/24/22, 19:04

After a period of tension because of the prolonged blockade as a measure to prevent the epidemic, the Chinese people began to revolt and found their freedom. The "self-unlocking" movement has broken out in many places with certain achievements. After two months of the highly harsh blockade in Shanghai, with enough ...

China Omicron’s ‘more contagious’ variant spread to different places

China 05/24/22, 10:53

China’s Guangzhou and Guangdong provinces have recently reported cases of a more transmissive subvariant of the omicron. On May 16, China CDC announced its first case of the Omicron strain BA.2.12.1. A Chinese man who came home from Kenya, Africa, entered Guangzhou Baiyun Airport on April 23; he tested positive during ...

Once-in-10-year Red Elf Lightning strikes in the Himalayas, China

China 05/24/22, 10:26

A Weibo user Paulownia Dong Shuchang, posted his pictures and videos of rare lighting types - Red Elf Lighting. He caught this spectacular scene on May 19-20 early morning in the sky of the Himalayas of Tibet, China. This rare phenomenon resembles a ring-shaped jellyfish with various bizarre effects. Carrot-shaped and ...

Beijing: ‘just one step away from closure,’ residents say

China 05/24/22, 10:13

Beijing authorities reported 94 new infected cases on May 22. The figure marks an increase in the daily new infected cases. From May 22 to May 28, the city’s authorities will impose upgraded epidemic-control measures on five administrative districts. Every citizen must work from home. As for the other 11 districts, ...

Ancient forest discovered in sinkhole beneath mountain in China

Insights 05/24/22, 00:22

A long-forgotten nature pocket was uncovered inside a mainland Chinese mountain on May 6. The sinkhole measured 306 meters (1004 feet) long, 150 meters (492 feet) wide, and 192 meters (630 feet) deep in Leye County, Guangxi Zhuang region. The cavity near Ping'e village astonishingly contained an ancient forest, home to ...

Spending $1.71 a month due to the blockade, a Shanghai professor feels disgruntled

Insights 05/23/22, 17:12

The extreme epidemic prevention and control policy has caused many unbelievable but completely true stories in China. Everyday activities have become a luxury for the residents of the cities under strict blockade. The pro-Beijing newspaper Hk01 reported the extraordinary story of an adjunct professor in Shanghai. Recently, Lin Caiyi, deputy director ...

Chinese worry about their ability to repay home loans

Economy 05/22/22, 23:44

China's property market was the main driver of the world's second-largest economy. From the 1980s through 2020, the sector contributed 17% to 29% to the nation's GDP. However, due to the prolonged Covid-19 epidemic outbreak, the slump in China's GDP growth, compounded with repeated defaults by property giant Evergrande and others, ...

Japan nervous over Chinese bombers and Russian ship dispatched on same day

Tech 05/22/22, 23:34

Japan's Ministry of Defense said that the Maritime Self-Defense Force confirmed seeing a Russian naval intelligence collection ship near the Soya Strait at about 5 a.m. on May 18. The ship sailed eastward in the waters about 120 kilometers west of Cape Soya, Hokkaido, then passed through the Soya Strait. The report ...

Apple seeks to increase production outside China: Report

Economy 05/22/22, 23:27

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Apple notified its contract manufacturers about plans to increase its production outside China. India and Vietnam, already sites of Apple's global production lines, are among the favored locations for the company. The WSJ reported that Apple makes 90% of its products like the iPhone, iPad, ...

Relevance of prison song in Shanghai during the pandemic

Human Rights 05/22/22, 23:26

In 1988, a prison song named Tears from the Iron Window touched the hearts of many Chinese fans. It was written by Chi Zhiqiang and featured his hurtful memory of living behind bars. The song’s monologue says, “The greatest tragedy in life is the loss of freedom.” A person was filmed ...

Beijing ,Tianjin stepping up epidemic prevention mirrors chaos in Shanghai

China 05/22/22, 23:17

On May 21, a video circulating on Twitter showed that on the evening of May 20, dozens of buses in Nanxinyuan Community, Chaoyang District, Beijing transported residents away in batches and quarantined them overnight. According to the WeChat announcement group screenshots, all community residents of the No. 4 community of Nanxinyuan ...

Epidemic prevention measures in Beijing are heating up

Human Rights 05/22/22, 22:47

After announcing the closure and control of Chaoyang District and the closure of 100 subway stations, the Beijing authorities have recently closed 24 administrative villages in one town in Fangshan District due to 10 cases of positive Covid testing. A Beijing resident said that although China's capital officials have not declared ...