Tibet sees first COVID cluster in more than 900 days

Social problem 08/11/22, 03:30

According to Reuters, on August 9, Tibet reported new COVID cases.   On August 8, local authorities registered one local patient with symptoms and 21 local asymptomatic cases. Therefore, different parts of the region, including its two largest cities of Lhasa and Shigatse, had to launch mass testing under China's stringent Zero-COVID ...

Tourist surge in Xinjiang may have caused latest COVID outbreak

Social problem 08/11/22, 03:26

As China Daily reported, a local health official said the summer surge in tourists may have impacted Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region's COVID outbreak. The first case was detected on July 30 at the Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture. As of August 8, 420 asymptomatic COVID cases have been reported in the Xinjiang ...

Three more Chinese semiconductor executives under investigation

Corruption 08/11/22, 03:25

Following the probes of eight high-profile officials in the semiconductor industry and agencies that shocked the sector, China's anti-corruption watchdog continues to investigate three more executives in the field. According to Reuters, the people under investigation are current and former executives that manage the country's largest chip investment fund, the China ...

Passenger killed after falling onto the train track in Beijing

Social problem 08/11/22, 03:22

A passenger tumbled into the track at about 11:30 p.m. on August 9 at Beijing Metro Line 2 Chaoyangmen Station. At around 12:40 p.m., the scene was cleared, and subway line 2 resumed regular operation. At about 2:00 p.m., the body was carried out of the station. Authorities confirmed to reporters ...

Chinese couples are afraid to give birth because of a difficult life: expert

Social problem 08/11/22, 03:22

Chinese couples are afraid to have children due to high costs: expert According to an Epoch Times report on August 9, Yang Wenzhuang, director of the population monitoring and family development division of China’s National Health Commission, said he expects China’s population to “enter a negative increase.” Yang’s comment matches a United ...

Chinese investors turn to jade amid real estate market downturn

Economy 08/11/22, 03:20

Chinese investors are now laying their trust in jade besides real estate, with prices for the precious stone forecasted to keep climbing in the future. Kitty Chan, a director at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Jade Manufacturers Association told the Financial Times, “From 1990 to 2000, pretty much when you go ...

Shocking Video of Chinese armed police drills

Weapon/Army 08/10/22, 14:47

On Aug. 6, the Shaanxi Police Department said that from Aug. 2 to 3, the Police Department in Weinan City, Shaanxi Province, held a "Protecting the 20th Congress, Loyalty and Safety" drill at the police's special police training base. A video of the actual drill has gone viral. The video shows ...

‘Zero-COVID’ makes Chinese young people afraid to have children

Economy 08/10/22, 14:16

For a long time, China has been the most populous country in the world. But recently, demographers say the CCP's harsh zero-COVID policy may have deeply affected young Chinese from having children and accelerated the population decline. Some analysts have pointed out that this trend not only damages the Chinese economy, ...

China’s massive army recruitment: Preparing for war or reducing unemployment?

China 08/10/22, 13:47

The Chinese Communist Party recently released a nationwide troop recruitment campaign. It is mainly targeting university students and priority is given to those with technical sciences and engineering. In addition, student recruitment was extended to 26 year olds for the first time due to a high-unemployment rate, and a severe ...