Chinese dairy producer fined $11 million for putting additive in its milk

Social problem 08/26/22, 15:40

According to Caixin Global, Chinese authorities fined dairy producer Maiquer Group nearly $11 million for putting an undisclosed additive into its pure milk.  Authorities also confiscated its unsold items worth $52,600. In addition, the company said it refunded customers $670,000 for defective milk products. The Xinjiang-based milk producer suspended its production in ...

China’s lithium values rally over Sichuan’s power crunch

Social problem 08/26/22, 14:52

Power rationing in China’s lithium mining hub, Sichuan, is pushing costs of the material to near records again. As of August 22, lithium carbonate prices rose to 484,500 yuan (over $70,000) per ton, with Bloomberg saying it was the highest level since April. Sichuan is scrambling to ration power supplies amid overlapping ...

Jiangxi man punished for attending his father-in-law’s funeral

Social problem 08/25/22, 15:48

Recently, a man with his family living in Yingtan City, Jiangxi Province, was severely fined by the local police for attending his father-in-law's funeral during the epidemic. In addition, although his nucleic acid test results were negative, they still put him under centralized quarantine. Naturally, this incident attracted netizens' attention. ...

China’s childcare crisis: Infants have nowhere to go

Social problem 08/24/22, 08:06

Recently, a sizable network of nursery facilities shut down in Shanghai, taking parents by surprise. Who will take care of the kids has become a challenging issue for many Chinese households. China's National Development and Reform Commission has cited unattended newborns and young children as the main barriers to Chinese ...

China property crisis deepens with apartment’s common area system

Social problem 08/24/22, 08:03

Since late June, China’s property market has already seen hundreds of thousands of dissatisfied homebuyers staging a nationwide mortgage boycott. Recently, Lianhe Zaobao reported that the decades-old common area policy implemented in Chinese apartments once again caused public outrage. According to the report, this came after Legal Daily, a Chinese state-backed ...