Shanxi Province, deputy mayor investigated for corruption

Social problem 09/14/22, 19:30

On September 9th, the website of the China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and State Supervision Commission published a notice that Yang Jucai , Deputy Mayor of Luliang City, Shanxi Province, accepted the review and investigation. According to public information, Yang Jucai, 57, is a native of Shanxi and has worked ...

Hong Kong jails 5 over kid books in implicit seditious case

Social problem 09/14/22, 16:48

Five former speech therapists in Hong Kong have been found guilty of sedition for publishing children's books that compared democracy activists to sheep being chased by wolves. This is the latest action against free speech crackdown in the territory. According to Bloomberg, the two men and three women are both in ...

Lockdown after Sichuan quake sparks criticism; emergency exits locked

Social problem 09/14/22, 16:46

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan, southwestern China, on September 5, killing at least 86 people so far. The death toll is rising every day.  The authorities announced stay-at-home and lockdown measures in this tragic scenario, sparking widespread criticism. Located in central Sichuan, Chengdu began its lockdown on the evening of September 1, ...

Guests jolted as Shanghai Disney Resort abruptly closed for COVID

Social problem 09/14/22, 16:30

Mainland media The Paper reports that Shanghai Disneyland Hotel on September 7 prevented some guests from leaving over COVID risks.  According to multiple notices on the internet, the hotel says, “This is a temporary measure to support standard pandemic control procedures. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. ...

Shanghai delays most important financial forum for 2nd time

Social problem 09/11/22, 18:33

The Shanghai authorities have delayed this week’s 14th Lujiazui Forum with no specified resume date.  The yearly Lujiazui Forum is the city’s most important financial gathering, initially set for September 7th and 8th after being postponed from June.  According to Bloomberg, the Shanghai Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau said event organizers had to ...

Cantonese language: Avoids Beijing’s comprehensive censorship

Social problem 09/11/22, 16:02

Citizens in a Chinese city are venting their dissatisfaction with the regime online recently, but surprisingly censorship does not appear to be catching up. As China Digital Times reports, under the hashtag Guangzhou Pandemic Prevention and Control , comments cursing the local authority are lingering on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform without ...

China closes more than 33 cities, and discontent is growing

Social problem 09/11/22, 14:52

According to media reports, China has locked down at least 33 cities, affecting more than 65 million people. Prolonged and repeated lockdowns have left the public frustrated. The Aolong Community in Longfeng District, Daqing city, has been closed for two weeks. Residents have run out of food. Many people in ​​Daqing , ...