Guangzhou: Tens of thousands quarantined and many flee at night

Social problem 11/07/22, 15:23

After the 20th National Congress, the CCP has continued to implement strict lockdown and control measures, but the pandemic has not subsided. Guangzhou city has suffered the most severe outbreak in three years. Authorities locked down the Haizhu district for three days from November 5 to November 7. Many people ...

Chinese middle class is giving up on luxury consumption

Social problem 11/06/22, 21:52

According to the "2022 China High Net Worth Consumer Insights Report" by Yaoke Research Institute, consumers with a net worth higher than 10 million yuan ($1.37 million) accounted for 73% of the luxury consumption in 2019. But this figure increased to 80% by 2021. This shows a fact, the proportion of ...

Beijing considers ending COVID flight curbs: Bloomberg

Social problem 11/06/22, 21:42

According to a Bloomberg report, China might be looking to ease a COVID-related rule on international flights. When international flights inadvertently carry a certain number of COVID-positive passengers into China, the route would be slammed with a short-term ban. The freeze typically ranges from one to two weeks, depending on the ...

Chinese have had enough of Zero Covid, people are fighting back

Social problem 11/06/22, 21:31

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may be unable to maintain the ‘zero-COVID’ policy because it is facing an increasingly violent wave of protests from the people. Sound of Hope reported that a protest against the CCP’s harsh anti-epidemic policy broke out in Wuhan City on the evening of November 3. Previously, thousands ...

Celebrities are leaving China: So begins a new migration wave?

Social problem 11/06/22, 21:17

After the national congress, news of a celebrity migration from mainland society spread widely. Their reputations make their moving create a specific influence on Chinese culture. Public opinion is that they are not optimistic about China’s prospects under CCP rule, and their departure is likely to lead to the fourth ...

Gome says No Wages, can employees get their money?

Social problem 11/06/22, 20:26

Huang Xiuhong the sister of Huang Guangyu, once the wealthiest man in China, is the chairman of Gome Electric in the Beijing Pengrun Building. Chinese overseas outlets on November 4 reported that Huang Xiuhong told all employees at the headquarters on October 28 that the company would provide employees with social ...

Current spotlight in China is on the wave of ‘fleeing’

Social problem 11/06/22, 15:23

A recent article on the Chinese website Nikkei suggested that "the world economy is approaching its darkest time," countries' difficulties could be more severe than the 2008 financial crisis. The U.S., China, and other emerging economies act to prop up a world economy facing disaster. At the same time, the ...

Brainwashing? Chinese universities simulate political consultative conferences

Social problem 11/06/22, 15:15

After the CCP’s 20th National Congress, “Political Consultative Conference Simulation” Student Associations have appeared at many Chinese universities. These student associations will mimic the operation of political consultative conferences, allowing students to deepen their understanding and awareness of "the whole process of people's democracy." Some scholars point out that this ...

Experts explain the shocking cause behind the Foxconn incident

Social problem 11/05/22, 16:10

Recently, Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory employees fled the chaos in pandemic prevention work. To stabilize the situation, Foxconn announced on November 1 that employees' daily attendance incentive bonus would increase from $14 (100 yuan) to $56. According to Reuters, Foxconn employees who work more than 25 days in November can receive bonuses ...

‘Health code cleansing’ tips and tricks in China are thriving

Social problem 11/05/22, 15:40

The pandemic continues to spread throughout China. To control it more closely, officials have launched many health code apps. Among them, the most strict is the "Beijing Health Care App." The app is a pandemic prevention application launched by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Its "pop-up" function has won the ...

‘Junk science’: Counterfeit research papers in China, a worrying trend

Social problem 11/04/22, 19:38

 Recently, a report from the National Natural Science Foundation of China found that 52 papers had problems in 2022, such as ghostwriting, plagiarism, and data falsification. The notable point is that many cases involve top universities such as Peking University, Fudan University, Nankai University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University.  The issue of fraud ...