China’s HNA Technology lays off 99.8% of its employees in one year

Insights 05/22/22, 10:11

Many Chinese listed companies have cut tens of thousands of jobs to lower operating costs. Among them, HNA Technology has the highest reduction in employees. HNA Technology was known for its purchase of U.S. electronic distributor Ingram Micro Inc. According to Newtalk, HNA Technology laid off 99.82% of its total employees in ...

China’s international schools hurt as teachers leave amid Covid measures

China 05/22/22, 10:08

According to Reuters, many international schools in China face understaffing as teachers are trying to leave the country due to Beijing's strict Covid-fight measures. The news outlet cited the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools, a school group with 3,600 teachers, saying that about 40% of teachers in mainland China ...

For the 15th time this month, Chinese warplanes violate Taiwan’s airspace

China 05/22/22, 10:01

As Taiwan News reported, China's regime again sent military planes to intrude on Taiwan's air identification zone (ADIZ) on May 20. It is the 15th time Chia's military planes have entered Taiwan's air space this month. According to the Ministry of National Defense (MND), fourteen Chinese military planes flew into the ...

Shanghai: Testing personnel reuse test tubes from a positive community

China 05/22/22, 10:00

A Shanghai resident called China's hotline 12345 on May 18 to announce she accidentally discovered a grave mistake in the Covid nucleic acid testing procedure. She discovered the nucleic acid test tubes used in the Jiangpu Road community in Yangpu District, Shanghai, had been used the day before in the FengCheng ...

Tianjin’s epidemic worsens, Beichen District suddenly closed

China 05/22/22, 09:43

As NTD reported, the Covid epidemic in Tianjin, one of China's four centrally-run cities, is showing signs of worsening. On May 19, the Beichen district announced new stricter anti-epidemic measures. The government notice asks residents to "not leave the property unless absolutely necessary." If there is a special need to leave ...

Shanghai resident attacks neighborhood secretary with knife

China 05/22/22, 09:38

On May 20, the Jingcheng Second Residential Committee announced that a resident named Wen Mou had attacked Zhang Mou, the residential committee secretary. The incident happened after the resident sought permission to go outside for medical treatment. The resident suddenly attacked the official at his neck with a knife. When police ...

Xi urgently calls to stabilize foreign investment and Li Keqiang spoke on same day

China 05/22/22, 09:30

In two separate conferences held this week on May 18 and 19, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for stabilizing foreign investment while Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the importance of strengthening economic confidence upon current uncertainties. The strict Zero Covid policy has dragged the country's economy down for months, and services ...

Shanghai police now hunting homeless delivery riders amid unblocking-lockdown order

China 05/22/22, 09:24

Shanghai authorities have announced gradually lifting the lockdown in three stages as of May 16. However, the announcement has not made delivery riders' living conditions easier. By contrast, they have become the hunting target of policemen on the streets. The strict epidemic control under lockdown has turned around 20,000 delivery riders homeless. ...

U.K. stops economic aid for China as part of a new foreign policy strategy

China 05/22/22, 08:57

The British government launched a new international development strategy on May 16. The following day, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng said the U.K. would bring 16 million dollars of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding in China to an end. On May 17, Kwarteng tweeted, ...