Shanghai’s Covid lockdown likened to Xinjiang crackdown

News 05/08/22, 06:54

Since the Shanghai lockdown in April, its 25 million residents have tasted how the Chinese regime's repression of Xinjiang feels. The lockdown is considered a stress test of social control. In an article on May 6, Columnist Li Yuan at The New York Times described that Shanghai's strict lockdown has a ...

Shanghai lockdown: Korean middle-aged man found dead in apartment

News 05/05/22, 22:01

A South Korean national living in Shanghai was found dead in his apartment in Minhang District on May 3. According to news media Chosun Ilbo, the discovery was confirmed the following day by the Shanghai Korean Residents' Association. The man was in his 40s and had been living alone, even throughout ...

Swiss scientist with Chinese nationality convicted of GSK trade secret theft

News 05/05/22, 02:27

Gongda Xue is a Chinese national and former scientist at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Switzerland. As Reuters reported on May 3, he was convicted of charges conspiring with his sister to steal trade secrets from the drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Both of them want to benefit ...

First-ever human case of H3N8 virus recorded in China

News 05/04/22, 02:52

A highly contagious disease commonly found in winged animals infected a human being for the first time in mainland China. A 4-year-old boy was recently diagnosed with the H3N8 virus after coming in close contact with chickens and crows his family raised at their Henan province home. The country’s National Health Commission ...

FDA denies approval of two more China-tested cancer drugs

News 05/04/22, 02:22

On May 2, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) denied approval for two cancer treatments developed in China. Hutchmed's pancreatic cancer treatment was turned back due to worries about single-country trials. In addition, Junshi Biosciences and Coherus BioSciences' throat cancer drug was held up because of quality processes. Hong Kong-based Hutchmed ...

Foreigner Youtuber exposes Shanghai epidemic prevention chaos

News 05/04/22, 01:38

Xilan Ceylan is a mixed-race foreigner. His mother is Chinese, and his father is Belgian. He is a Youtuber and currently lives in China. After returning to Brussels - Belgium, Xilan Ceylan published a Youtube video on the 29th. There, he recalled the chaos of Shanghai's zero-Covid. His 25-minute Youtube video ...

Shanghai residents do not know where their meal next day

News 05/03/22, 00:53

China's government has imposed a lockdown on Shanghai for more than a month. As a result, all its residents are confined at home, and getting enough food to eat is a day-to-day challenge for them. The Shanghai authorities have closed the commercial systems. They have tried to provide for their 25 ...

EU Chamber says China will not change Zero-Covid policy at this stage

News 05/03/22, 00:24

Though China's Zero-Covid policy is affecting businesses there, the European Union (EU) Chamber of Commerce predicts that the Chinese regime will not change its strategy at this stage. Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber in China, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in an interview on Bloomberg on ...

Shanghai’s lockdown turns 20,000 delivery riders into homeless

News 05/03/22, 00:00

Shanghai's lockdown has been dragging on for five weeks and has made the lives of over 25 million residents depend entirely on delivery riders for food and other supplies. Residents have suffered the strict measures in some way or another, and the lives of about 20,000 deliverymen has not been easy ...

Taiwan says it won’t lock down ‘as cruelly as China’

News 05/01/22, 23:24

Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang described China's Covid lockdowns as “cruel”. He said the island won't follow suit. Su visited Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control on Sunday, May 1. During the visit, Su said that the world has praised their pandemic control containment measures.Su said, in his words, "We will not lock ...

China’s economic activity down in April as strict COVID measures hit

News 05/01/22, 23:20

According to China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), released on Saturday, the manufacturing and services sectors dropped sharply in April. The data shows a two-year low due to the Zero-Covid strategy on China's overall economy. The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector fell to 47.4 in April, down from ...

29-year-old female South African teacher dies under Shanghai lockdown

News 05/01/22, 22:51

Shanghai implements a "zero covid" policy by locking down the city. The tight control of the regime has angered people. Many scandals have occurred around the lives of locals and foreigners. According to South African media outlet Saffarazzi, Norma's family was shocked to learn of the death of their beloved daughter ...

China records nearly 217,000 COVID cases for April, over 400 deaths last month

News 05/01/22, 22:50

The number of Covid-19 cases in mainland China continued to surge during April despite its draconian Zero-Covid policy. As reported by Reuters, China’s National Health Commission announced on Sunday, May 1, that it found 8,329 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for April 30. That number is lower than 10,793 cases reported ...

Beijing prepares 4000-beds makeshift hospital for potential COVID outbreak

News 05/01/22, 22:50

The Shanghai outbreak has become a sign of the future for China’s capital. In addition to large-scale testing and quarantine of positive cases, Beijing is building more makeshift hospitals and larger-scale shelters in case of a significant outbreak. Li Ang, Beijing Health Commission Deputy director, confirmed on Saturday, April 30, that ...

Beijing strengthens Covid control during the holiday

News 05/01/22, 22:41

On April 30, Beijing held the 320th press conference on preventing and controlling the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak. Authorities announced that Beijing would strengthen mandating nucleic acid tests starting from the international labor vacation, which begins on April 30 and continues until May 4. These measures aim to contain the new ...