Goods piled up in Shanghai port, affecting German firms

Economy 04/26/22, 04:54

According to the Deutsche Welle, on April 23, Siegfried Russwurm, president of the Federation of German Industries, said that German firms' production process would be disrupted in the coming weeks. This interruption is expected because China’s Shanghai port is currently piling up with cargo, as Shanghai has been under tight lockdown ...

China punishes 3 top financial veterans in one day

China 04/26/22, 00:40

China punishes 3 top financial veterans in one day According to Apollo News, Beijing hit three banking veterans in one day, speeding up its crackdown on finance. This move comes before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CCP). Banking executives under Beijing's investigation include Tian Huiyu, former secretary ...

Japan: Pacific community should keep an eye on China

China 04/26/22, 00:35

China is mounting a massive power play in the Pacific and is causing alarm bells to ring for Japan and its allies. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on April 23 that they are closely watching Beijing's move against Pacific island nations. On April 19, China signed a security deal with the ...

Shanghai fences up to block residents inside Covid ‘sealed areas’

News 04/26/22, 00:31

Shanghai authorities have recently installed metal fences outside residential buildings and shops. As a result, residents were banned from leaving those areas. The move came after China continues to pursue its "zero COVID" policy to tame the pandemic. BBC reported that government workers erected barriers around buildings designated as "sealed areas." The ...

Shanghai Covid outbreak increases fear of a Beijing lockdown

News 04/26/22, 00:30

On April 25, the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission reported 51 new Covid deaths, bringing the total number to 138. This is an increase of 39 from the previous day. There are 196 critical cases in designated medical institutions and 23 in serious condition. Despite weeks of lockdowns, roughly 5% of new ...

‘Shanghai was a lesson’: Beijing residents buy food out of panic

News 04/26/22, 00:28

According to Reuters, residents in Chaoyang district, Beijing, have started stocking up on groceries. The panic comes after district authorities designated the area as 'high-risk' on Sunday, April 24, and ruled out that its residents must take three COVID tests this week. Chinese officials have assured citizens that food supplies are ...

China: Strict lockdown brings big chaos, residents gather to protest

News 04/26/22, 00:26

With tens of thousands of new cases reported every day, Shanghai has become the epicenter of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in mainland China. The Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of around 19,400 new COVID infections in the city on April 24. The figure was much higher, at roughly 23 thousand ...

Beijing reports multiple outbreaks

News 04/25/22, 01:14

According to Chinese state media CCTV, Beijing said at a press conference on April 23 that there had been COVID-19 detections from separate places in the capital. The Chinese capital detected a total of 20 COVID-positive cases between April 22 and April 23. Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Centre for ...

Shanghai reports triple COVID-death toll from a day earlier

News 04/25/22, 01:13

The Shanghai Health Commission reported 39 new deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, April 23. The figure is more than three times the 12 cases confirmed the previous day, showing an upward trend in daily fatalities. For example, on April 21, 11 deaths were confirmed, up from 7 on April 18. As of ...

U.S., EU condemn China’s disinformation over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

China 04/25/22, 01:06

The United States and the European Union have criticized China for promoting false information relating to Russia's attack on Ukraine. According to South China Morning Post, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said, “[Chinese] state media has parroted the Kremlin’s lies, and conspiracy theories, including absurd claims that Ukraine and Nato ...

Shanghai unveils beefed-up COVID-19 containment plan amid crisis

News 04/25/22, 01:05

According to the Wall Street Journal, Shanghai health authorities have revealed an aggressive new COVID-19 containment plan. As reported by Bloomberg, the nine-point action plan will take effect from Friday, April 22. The living areas will be geographically divided into restricted, controlled, and prevention zones. People who reside in restricted areas where ...

As more Covid deaths reported, Shanghai residents are getting angry

News 04/25/22, 01:04

According to Reuters, the anger among Shanghai residents mounts as the city reports more new Covid-19 deaths on April 22. They show the frustrations over a tight lockdown and strict online censorship. China's major financial hub has been struggling to deal with the nation's biggest Covid-19 outbreak so far. New reported ...

Xi Jinping unanimously elected to 20th Party Congress by Guangxi’s delegates

China 04/25/22, 01:02

On April 22, Xinhua News agency reported that most of Guangxi's delegates have chosen Xi Jinping unanimously as the Party's 20th National Congress delegate. According to the Chinese state-owned news outlet, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Representative Conference of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in Nanning on April ...

US reaffirms support for Lithuania against China’s economic coercion

China 04/25/22, 00:51

The United States said that it is standing with Lithuania as the EU nation faces economic coercion from China. In a readout released on April 22, the U.S. Treasury Department said its Deputy Secretary of Treasury, Wally Adeyemo met with Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste this week to confirm its support. According ...

Chinese jets and anti-submarine helicopter enter Taiwan’s air zone

China 04/25/22, 00:35

Taiwan's National Defense Ministry announced four fighter jets and an anti-submarine helicopter from China entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday, April 23. The Taiwanese air force immediately dispatched an air patrol to respond, broadcasting expulsion and monitoring anti-aircraft missiles. Aside from the four J-16 fighter jets, there was one ...