Escape from China: people want to save themselves

Human Rights 05/20/22, 08:35

AP reported that WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke about China's "zero-COVID" policy at a media briefing on May 10. He said the virus had changed dramatically since it was initially discovered in Wuhan in late 2019. At that time, China used lockdowns to halt its spread. Reuters cited Tedros, "We don't ...

U.S. charges five Chinese with spying

China 05/20/22, 08:19

On Wednesday, a U.S. citizen and four Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) officials were charged with conspiracy and other offenses linked to espionage. Wang Shujun, 73, of Queens, New York; Feng He, as known as Boss He, Ming Li as known as Elder Tang and Little Li, are from Guangdong. ...

4 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

Tech 05/20/22, 08:14

Taiwan News reported on May 19 that four Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, marking the 13th intrusion this month. Taiwan's National Defense Ministry (MND) said, on May 18, 2 People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, 1 Shaanxi Y-8 reconnaissance plane, and 1 Shaanxi ...

Fear of sanctions, China should improve security of overseas assets: expert

Economy 05/20/22, 05:13

According to Xinhua Finance, the 2022 Tsinghua PBCSF Chief Economist Forum was held online on May 14. It brought many top global economic and financial experts together to discuss the worldwide economy and order during the turbulent 2022. Among them, Yu Yongding, researcher and doctoral supervisor of the Institute of World ...

Hangzhou: lake water floods subway station

Enviroment 05/20/22, 04:47

On May 18, an enormous amount of water flooded Hangzhou's Jinshahu Subway Station. Water poured down from the ceilings, leaving the ground under half a meter deep in water. The operation of 5 other stations was interrupted. The Hangzhou Daily reported that at 3:00 pm on the 18th, there was a ...

China’s economic downturn this time is different

Economy 05/20/22, 04:45

The Wall Street Journal published an analysis, stressing that China's authorities have no clear plan to turn things around amid April's economic distressing data. When its zero-Covid policy implementation shrinks the economy, the Chinese regime lacks an explicit and foreseeable path to handle the downturn. On Monday, China just released its ...

China’ land revenue dropped 38% in April amid lockdown concern

Economy 05/20/22, 03:36

Latest news indicates that China’s zero-Covid strategy is taking a toll on the economy. Citing data from China’s Finance Ministry, Nikkei reported that its land revenue dropped 38% year-on-year in April. This is the largest decrease in over six and a half years. Housing sales also fell more than 40% year-on-year in ...

U.S. to send 4 unmanned surface ships to RIMPAC 2022, China stays uninvited

Tech 05/20/22, 03:35

According to the USNI News, the San Diego Naval Base will send four unmanned surface vessels or USVs to Hawaii this summer to participate in the world's largest naval warfare exercise, RIMPAC 2022. This plan is to improve the integrity between unmanned and manned Navy forces. Considering from a command-and-control perspective, these ...

Beijing closes 101 subway stations, upgrading its controls amid COVID outbreaks

Human Rights 05/20/22, 03:13

Beijing authorities are tightening restrictions as COVID cases surge. Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, held a press conference on May 17. There, she said that newly COVID-infected people in Beijing involved Fengtai District, Fangshan District, Chaoyang District, Haidian District, Xicheng District, Daxing District, ...

Shanghai announces resumption of normal life, surprising its citizens

China 05/20/22, 02:29

Shanghai health commission official Zhao Dandan said at a news conference on May 17 that all 16 districts in the city have fully achieved Zero-Covid at the community level. As a result, they would gradually resume everyday life and production activities. The statement comes a day after Shanghai vowed to gradually ...

China’s Zero-Covid hurt e-commerce, JD.com reports heavy losses

Economy 05/20/22, 02:24

China’s strict Covid-19 lockdowns have severely impacted the country’s e-commerce through disrupted logistics and dampened demand. On May 17, JD.com, a leading supply chain-based technology and service provider, announced its unaudited financial results for March 31, 2022. The company reported a net loss to ordinary shareholders for the first quarter of 2022 ...