Calls for taking over government in Shanghai and joining Taiwan

Social problem 11/29/22, 13:16

The Chinese Communist Party's extreme COVID measures have made the Chinese people extremely dissatisfied. Since people in Shanghai launched a protest on Wulumuqi Road on November 26, protests have also broken out in various parts of China, causing the outside world to be very concerned. On November 27, a forwarded message ...

30 IELTS test locations canceled due to COVID in just one month

Social problem 11/28/22, 18:36

According to Apollo News, a series of IELTS test locations in China have been canceled. The reason given is the requirement for COVID pandemic control.  IELTS is a renowned English language test for study, migration, or work. The test center of Renmin University notified that IELTS exams had been canceled on ...

Zhengzhou: 5-day COVID lockdown imposed after protest at iPhone factory

Social problem 11/28/22, 18:32

Zhengzhou, the 6-million-resident city in central China, has been put under lockdown. The move came after a large number of workers from Foxconn—China’s largest iPhone assembly factory—confronted armed police. According to Agence France-Presse, Zhengzhou authorities listed eight city districts as high-risk areas. As a result, residents are required to stay home, ...

Panic buying as restrictions spread across Beijing

Social problem 11/28/22, 18:25

The COVID outbreak in Beijing continues to heat up as the surge in COVID cases has left the streets of this capital city empty. In addition, grocery delivery services are overwhelmed. As a result, swathes of the Chinese capital are under lockdown to varying degrees.  China reaches another record high in ...

UK urges government buildings to remove Chinese security cameras in key areas

Social problem 11/28/22, 18:03

England, on November 24, directed government buildings to take off China-made surveillance systems as a precaution for security.  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden wrote in a statement that the move followed a security review, which concluded that further restrictions are needed. Dowden said, “Since security considerations are always paramount ...

China’s EV maker WM Motor cut wages 50% amid weak sales

Social problem 11/28/22, 17:47

WM Motor, once among the top four of China’s new electric vehicle (EV) startups, has recently sliced staff salaries by up to 50% amid weak sales and widening losses worsening its financial woes. Da Ji Yuan, citing an internal memo circulated online on November 22, reported that senior managers will receive ...

Beijing sets up makeshift camps as it prepares for COVID surge

Social problem 11/26/22, 09:12

Workers are building a temporary COVID quarantine facility on a residential street just south of the central business district in Beijing. Green tents can be seen in a park a few kilometers north. They could be used to house epidemic control staff.  A conference center has been transformed into a makeshift hospital. According ...