CCP Media reporters spy on Starbucks after applying for jobs there

China 12/21/21, 05:48

Starbucks is facing a stream of criticism in mainland China after a journalist for state-owned media spied on its stores as an employee there. Beijing News on Dec. 13 alleged that two Starbucks stores were using expired ingredients. The paper credited the findings to its reporters who worked there after passing ...

UK doctor reveals five main Omicron symptoms to be aware of

News 12/21/21, 04:59

Dr. Amir Khan of the National Health Service of the United Kingdom highlights various symptoms that distinguish the Omicron variety from the common cold and even other COVID-19 strains, including night sweats. Khan said: "The symptoms that are coming out of South Africa by the doctors that are looking after patients ...

China: Zhejiang epidemic is getting worse

China 12/21/21, 04:57

According to the Epoch Times, as of 4:00 pm on Dec. 16, the Zhejiang government said that 50 more COVID-19 cases were detected within the past 24 hours in three areas: Ningbo, Shaoxing, and Hangzhou. By Dec. 6, there were 342 cases of COVID infections.  Zhenhai District of Ningbo City has ...

Former Wall Street banker missing in China amid financial misconduct probe

China 12/21/21, 02:13

According to financial magazine Caixin, the founder of a Chinese private equity fund and former Wall Street banker has gone missing after Chinese authorities launched an inquiry into alleged financial wrongdoing at his firm. Wang Chaoyong, 56, widely known as the "The Golden Boy of Wall Street," last appeared at Chinaequity ...

China: Almost 25% of teenagers suffer from depression

China 12/21/21, 02:05

The Epoch Times cited a Chinese government report from 2020, stating that the depression rate among Chinese teenagers is 24.6%. The number of young people with mild depression is 17.2%, and the rate of major depression is 7.4% In December 2019, China acknowledged that mental health, especially among children and adolescents, had ...

Microsoft Bing turns off features at Chinese government’s behest

China 12/21/21, 01:57

Microsoft's Bing Search Engine announced on Dec. 17 that "Bing China" has suspended the search auto-suggest function for 30 days at the request of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As a global search platform, Bing clarifies that it will continue to respect legal principles and users' privacy rights. Significantly, it would help customers ...

The German Parliament passed a resolution to increase exchanges with Taiwan

Europe 12/21/21, 01:48

The Petitions Committee of the German Bundestag passed a resolution on December 9th in response to a popular petition for Taiwan-German relations establishment. According to the Central News Agency, the Committee has recommended that the government re-evaluate its Taiwan policy and strengthen exchanges with Taiwan. A German citizen named Michael started the petition ...

US Lawmakers call on NBC to address China’s human rights abuses during Olympics coverage

China 12/20/21, 21:50

U.S. Lawmakers are calling on NBCUniversal, a news and entertainment network to honor their broadcasting roles that include providing background coverage of the Chinese regime's human rights abuses. Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative James McGovern, the chair and co-chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), a bipartisan and bicameral committee ...

Xi Jinping’s wife making shock waves in Xi’s art propaganda campaign

China 12/20/21, 21:34

On Dec. 14, the CPC National Federation of the 11th National People's Congress and General Secretary of the Tenth National People's Congress was held in Beijing. When Chinese leader Xi Jinping appeared, Peng Liyuan, Xi's wife, also was shown by CCTV cameras. On the same day, Xinhua News Agency also published ...

China’s Central Bank progressively under Beijing dictates

China 12/20/21, 21:34

China's Central Bank is increasingly under Beijing's mandates and losing its special economic status as its policies become affected by political pressures, a Vision Times analysis published on Dec. 18 concluded.  To support that argument, the analysis brought about the recent example of contradictory mandatory reserve policies of the People's Bank ...

Beijing asks Evergrande to solve problem of unpaid salary to migrant workers 

China 12/20/21, 15:22

The Chinese government asked Evergrande to prioritize on settling payments for migrant workers and contractors of its real estate projects before the Lunar New Year, Bloomberg reported.  Evergrande's progress in rolling out new-built houses and completing their projects is slower than expected, so the salary payment to employees is dragging on.  On ...

Oxford University proposes that involvement in progressive politics be included in faculty hiring requirements

United Kingdom 12/20/21, 15:16

Professors at the prestigious University of Oxford, England, have expressed their deep dissatisfaction with the institution after a proposal emerged that, if implemented, would require all academic appointees to demonstrate a commitment to 'equality, diversity and inclusion.' The Daily Mail reported that the University of Oxford's race equality task force had ...