Elderly COVID patient declared deceased moves in body bag

Insights 05/10/22, 16:23

Postmortem workers were surprised to discover a corpse twitched on May 1. Funeral home employees in mainland China arguably experienced the biggest shock of their lives after a deceased older man suddenly moved. A video that went viral on the internet shows the harrowing moment at least three morgue staffers loaded the ...

China and Somalia’s intention to jointly promote infrastructure: Could be used by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

China 05/10/22, 00:24

The Australian, on May 9, reported the latest China-Solomon draft Memorandum of Understanding Deepening Blue Economy Cooperation (pdf). The document stated that the two countries intend to start several joint investment projects, including constructing a port. The draft states that China and Somalia intend to launch several [quote] "cooperative investment projects, including ...

Australia PM says Solomon will be free of Chinese bases

Australia & Oceania 05/10/22, 00:10

Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated Sunday during a heated debate ahead of the election that Australia will cooperate with friends to prevent China from establishing military bases in the Solomon Islands. Last month, Beijing announced a security pact with the Solomon Islands. China's growing power in the Pacific has become a ...

Russia ‘so done’ in the Ukraine war, China media struggling to take a clear side

China 05/09/22, 23:32

The progress of the Russian-Ukrainian war is affecting high-level Chinese power politics leading up to the 20th National Congress. Which side to take has become one of the variables in developing China’s current situation. According to Chen Pokong, a Chinese-American political commentator, Beijing already knows Russia’s Ukraine situation is over. The Wall Street ...

China benefits from oil sanctions on Russia: analysis

Economy 05/09/22, 22:38

Amidst the Ukraine war, China-Russia economic ties are booming. According to the BBC, the first quarter of 2022 saw a 28% year-on-year rise in trade volume between the two countries. The Chinese government said that starting in May, it would stop charging tariffs on imported coal. As Russia's coal exports to EU ...

Chinese military mouthpiece calls Chinese forces to be prepared for war

China 05/09/22, 08:42

On May 7, the People's Liberation Army Daily, the mouthpiece of the Chinese military, published an opinion article asking the entire army to be prepared for war in line with guidelines of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Decision of President Xi. The article calls for ...

China mistaken on comments from Japan’s Abe

Opinion 05/09/22, 08:40

The Guardian reported that China had reacted angrily to calls by Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for Tokyo to consider hosting U.S. nuclear weapons. However, a famous Chinese commentator analyzes that China has made a mistake. According to Wang Wenbin, China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Japanese politicians have made false remarks ...

China may be another reason for Opec’s hesitation to ease oil prices

China 05/09/22, 07:14

The BBC published an article on May 4 explaining why OPEC refused to increase output to lower oil prices. Since the war outbreak between Russia and Ukraine, global oil prices have skyrocketed, surpassing 100 dollars a barrel, the highest mark in eight years. According to the BBC, President Biden has repeatedly asked ...

China and Hong Kong urgently prepare for Russia-style sanctions

China 05/08/22, 07:06

Since the West disconnected major Russian banks from SWIFT in March, China and Hong Kong have attempted to prepare a response plan for a similar situation. According to Asia Times, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has prepared emergency plans if the U.S. sanctions Hong Kong or the mainland for supporting ...

European Parliament adopts resolution on forced organ harvesting in China

Human Rights 05/08/22, 04:28

The European Parliament (EP) passed an emergency resolution on May 5 on China's continuous malpractice of forced organ harvesting from religious prisoners. The EP expressed serious concern about the ongoing and systematic harassment of Falun Gong practitioners and other ethnic groups in China. The parliament calls on the Chinese regime to ...

“DPEPDPE” acronym ruins Cuba’s communist celebration of May Day

America 05/07/22, 07:12

May 1st, Workers' Day, is the most important celebration for the Cuban regime. As it does every year, the dictatorship organized parades for the day. To prevent any event that would spoil the celebration, it spent much of the weekend trying to censor the increasingly popular expression "DPEPDPE," which dissidents began displaying on ...

China changes its tone, suddenly reports positively on Ukraine

China 05/07/22, 03:44

China’s state media have recently delivered positive reports on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a sudden tone change from earlier. The sudden change came after the United States and European countries pledged to impose additional sanctions against Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. According to Germany news outlet DW, the European Commission President ...

Independent refiners from China buy Russian oil at cheap price

Economy 05/06/22, 00:05

According to the Financial Times, independent refiners from China are buying Russian oil at discounts despite the Western countries imposing heavy sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The paper cited an official from an independent refinery in Shandong, China, saying that it did not disclose agreements with Russian oil ...