Many provinces, cities in China may be closed entirely or closed in disguise

News 04/18/22, 01:08

Besides the Shanghai and Jilin province lockdowns, China once again closed down Xi'an in Shaanxi province and imposed a higher control stage on Suzhou in Jiangsu province. Citizens in Qinghai will not be allowed to go out unless necessary. Since March, Shanghai has entered its fourth week of city lockdown, and ...

Shanghai food crisis: residents receive pork nipples, lymph, and rotten meat

News 04/18/22, 01:05

News Creaders reported on April 16 that residents in Meilong Town are sharing experience of unsatisfactory meat distribution from the local authorities, which they said were mostly leftovers, pieces of unappetizing cuts, or even spoiled. Shanghai is the main gateway for Brazilian meat imports to mainland China - Brazil's top trading ...

China tightens COVID testing requirements for U.S. passengers to China

News 04/16/22, 22:51

On April 15, the Chinese Embassy in the United States announced on its official website that starting April 22, a series of adjustments will be made to the pre-boarding COVID-19 testing requirements for passengers traveling from the U.S. to China. The "dual nucleic acid test" or "dual nucleic acid and antibody ...

Arrests and detentions for COVID-related rule-breaking surged in China, report

News 04/16/22, 22:50

As Chinese residents' outrage increasingly escalates due to the poor living conditions under the current lockdown, Beijing authorities apply strict control on public messages and censor social media complaints. Sun Jian, a 37-year-old master's degree student in the Chinese city of Yantai, was detained by the police and expelled from Ludong ...

China: Shanghai citizens break blockade and take streets to protest

News 04/16/22, 22:24

Since implementing COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai on March 28, there have been growing concerns regarding food and daily supply shortages in the city. In addition to that, Shanghai is transforming residential buildings into quarantine centers, sparking outrage from residents who fear they will be infected with the virus. Ultimately, people ...

U.S., EU Chamber of Commerce voice dissatisfaction with China’s Covid policy

News 04/16/22, 19:49

China’s strict "Zero COVID" policy is testing not only Shanghai residents’ patience but also foreign businesses operating in the country. Trade groups have voiced their distress. In a letter dated April 8, the European Chamber of Commerce in China asked Beijing to revise its “old toolbox” in fighting the pandemic, saying ...

Shanghai residents unable to access medical help amid lockdown: report

News 04/15/22, 22:06

Bloomberg reported on April 14 that a recording of an 82-year-old Shanghai-based man who desperately asked a local official for medical help but failed. The elderly man, identified by state media as Yu Wenming, says in a phone call, "I can't stand it now. I've finished all my medication." He added, ...

Freezer sales surge in Shanghai amid COVID lockdown

News 04/15/22, 01:00

Demand for fridges and freezers in Shanghai has constantly been increasing since the Chinese financial hub started the lockdown to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic last month. Sohu cited GFK Zhongyikang data showing that in the week from March 21-27, sales increased 48.4% year-on-year; from March 28 to April 3, sales grew ...

Shanghai faces medical supply crisis

News 04/13/22, 23:14

Shanghai has adopted severe lockdown measures to deal with the Omicron. A lockdown has kept roughly 26 million residents inside their homes. According to Chinese Caixin, the demand for medicines from patients has increased. Shanghai has been closed and controlled for days, and the number of sick people continued to spike ...

Surgeons declare healthy prisoners ‘brain dead’ before carving them up: Study concludes

News 04/13/22, 04:40

Medical specialists misdiagnosed patients as profoundly unresponsive and extracted their organs while still alive. This is the shocking conclusion researchers reached after completing a thorough investigation. The Australian National University recently published what is claimed to be the world's first study exposing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) transition away from executing ...

Shanghai residents censored when posting about food shortage on Chinese Twitter

News 04/13/22, 01:00

According to Business Insider, as of April 8, Chinese online users complained that the hashtag search, which stands for "buying groceries in Shanghai," was giving no results on Weibo, the Chinese Twitter platform. In addition, multiple unverified videos leaked on Twitter and were later eliminated from Chinese social media platforms such ...

Guangzhou closes to most arrivals, Shanghai COVID-19 cases rise

News 04/13/22, 00:54

As the Associated Press reported, most arrivals couldn't enter the southern metropolis of Guangzhou as of Monday, April 11, as China is busy battling a COVID-19 surge. With a population of 18 million, Guangzhou is home to several important corporations and holds China's busiest airport. On April 11, 27 positive cases were ...

COVID-negative Shanghai couple coerced in quarantine center by police officer

News 04/13/22, 00:51

A conversation recording between a Shanghai couple who tested negative for Covid-19 and a police officer who concluded the opposite has recently widely captured the public's attention. South China Morning Post reported that on Monday, April 11, a police officer told a couple that they had contracted Covid-19, which mandated them ...

Chinese truckers suffer on highways due to Beijing’s anti-COVID policies

News 04/13/22, 00:50

Chinese authorities have recently forced many provinces and cities to close parts of expressways in a bid to control the fast-spreading COVID outbreak in mainland China. The restrictions also came along with several anti-epidemic policies. According to the mainland media National Business Daily, truckers must provide a negative nucleic acid test ...

Study reveals states with worst outcomes due to prolonged Covid shutdowns

News 04/12/22, 15:44

A new study comparing the results obtained from handling the pandemic in different states found that California, New York, and New Jersey, which implemented the longest closures, performed the worst, while states with the least restrictive measures, such as Florida, were the most successful.  According to Fox News, the study released ...