Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank suspends Russia-related activities

Economy 03/08/22, 22:24

China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced on Thursday, March 3 that it had suspended all Russia-related activities. This move came after Western countries cut off Russia's largest banks from the global interbank messaging system SWIFT following its evasion of Ukraine. Reuters reported that the Beijing-headquartered AIIB said that, for the ...

Different pictures of the Russian-Ukrainian war in China

China 03/08/22, 21:00

There are many differences when Chinese media reports the war between Russia and Ukraine. As a result, the Chinese people see a war that is entirely different from what Westerners see. Hours after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, China News released a video claiming that many Ukrainian soldiers had laid ...

Death rate from epidemic in Hong Kong tripled

News 03/08/22, 20:44

The fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong continues to advance on Monday, March 7. According to data by Worldometers, the death rates surged more than three-fold from February 28, climbing from 85 cases to 280 cases. On that day, the average death rate per 1 million people in ...

China regards Russia as its primary strategic partner

China 03/08/22, 20:39

Besides, Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) also said China's relationship with Moscow is "one of the most crucial bilateral relationships in the world."After Russia invaded Ukraine, the U.S., Europe, and other countries imposed sanctions on Russia. At the same time, China affirmed its alignment with Russia.At a press briefing on ...

China’s delay in evacuation puts overseas Chinese in Ukraine in danger

China 03/08/22, 20:28

The Chinese government's delay in evacuating its nationals in Ukraine while Russia is invading this neighboring country has put Chinese citizens and students in Ukraine in danger. According to AFP, China waited until the war broke out to announce the evacuation efforts for its citizens, weeks after Western countries warned theirs ...

Expert gives four tactics to prevent China from invading Taiwan

Opinion 03/08/22, 20:03

The Russia-Ukraine war is in its second week, with Russian troops pressing forward and Ukrainian forces resisting stubbornly. Amid the war tensions, many countries, including the U.S., are more concerned about China's Indo-Pacific and Taiwan Strait ambitions. Last Thursday, Mar. 3, Adm. William Lescher, the vice chief of naval operations, told ...

China-Russia alliance is ‘impossible to happen’: General David Stilwell

Opinion 03/08/22, 19:52

On March 7, Sound of Hope's "Jiang Feng Moment" published an interview with General David Stilwell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during the Trump Administration. In this interview, General Stilwell shared his opinion about China-Russia's relationship. According to Stilwell, China has no real allies, neither ...

China may lose title of world’s most populous country

Opinion 03/08/22, 19:40

Data from Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, shows that the current population of India is 1402.7 million as of March 8, 2022, closely following China with a population of 1448.6 million. The Worldometer predicts that by 2030, the population of India will reach ...

Zhongnanhai infighting reaches financial sector as 20th National Congress approaching

China 03/08/22, 19:32

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection or CCDI issued the "Regulations on the Management of Property Involved in Disciplinary Inspection and Supervision Organs" on Dec. 30, 2021. The regulations provide essential compliance for the disciplinary inspection and supervision system to manage property-involved cases. Li Linyi 李林一, a current affairs commentator, told ...

China faces severe economic challenges in 2022

Economy 03/08/22, 10:25

On March 4th, the annual meeting "Two Sessions" of China's top political bodies commenced in Beijing. These sessions' economic and legislative choices will serve as a road map for China's economic and social development in 2022 and are thus critical for any player in the Chinese market. However, China's economic ...

China seeks food supply independence from international markets

Economy 03/08/22, 10:16

President Xi Jinping says China can’t count on the international market to supply sufficient food for its population. In the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on March 6, he emphasized the priority of implementing its rural revitalization strategy, ensuring the domestic supply of important agricultural products, and focusing on improving comprehensive ...

China’s wheat crop could be worst in history: Minister of Agriculture

Economy 03/08/22, 10:07

According to Reuters, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture last Saturday claimed that the condition of China's winter wheat crop could be the "worst in history," Tang Renjian (唐仁健), Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said the harvest of first-and second-grade wheat was reduced by more than 20%. Last year's unusually severe ...

​​China’s state broadcaster censors anti-war speech; International Paralympic Committee demands explanation

China 03/08/22, 03:28

The International Paralympic Committee has demanded an explanation from China's state broadcaster following reports that its president's anti-war speech was suppressed during the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games opening ceremony on March 4, 2022. President of the International Paralympic Committee, Andrew Parsons, used his Friday night platform to condemn war, stating that ...