5 more years of confinement: Chinese panic after official CCP announcement

Disasters 06/29/22, 17:08

The Chinese Communist regime authorities in Beijing generated alarm and confusion among the entire population when they announced this Monday, June 27, that the strict "zero COVID" policy would be in force for the next five years, including mandatory mass testing and travel restrictions. When the stringent measures in several Chinese cities ...

Dabai rebel in Shanghai, shouting: ‘Give back my hard-earned money’

Social problem 06/16/22, 11:12

Since the Omicron variant spread in Shanghai, the authorities adopted strict prevention measures. Shanghai residents have repeatedly protested against the government employees who enforced the lockdown and control. These government employees are people in white protective suits, known as Dabai or Big White. However, recently, some Dabai have rebelled as ...

8 Shanghai districts launch simultaneous testing, residents overwhelmed

Insights 06/10/22, 11:41

After the Shanghai government announced the reopening on June 1, nucleic acid testing campaigns have also increased. Shanghai residents need a negative certificate to move around the city. Eight districts in Shanghai are simultaneously testing all employees Chinese-language media Xin Tang Ren reported that, as officially announced, on June 11, the districts of New ...

Shanghai: citizens arrested for protesting against closure

Insights 06/10/22, 09:28

Despite the "unlock" order issued, many communities in Shanghai are still under lockdown. Residents have expressed discontent. Chinese-language media Xin Tang Ren posted a video on June 9 depicting a typical case of resistance. Officials arrested two men who protested. Onlookers chanted "freedom, equality, democracy, and the rule of law." Xin Tang Ren ...

Shanghai banks restrict withdrawals, rumors about virus spread via cash

Insights 06/09/22, 12:57

Recently, banks across Shanghai shut down automated teller machines (ATM) transactions, alleging a virus spread via cash. Currently, long lines of people are queuing up in front of banks in Shanghai. Some netizens worry about a wave of mass withdrawals in the future and criticize the banks for intentionally creating panic. In ...

‘Abnormal’ test results appear in Shanghai, areas involved back to lockdown

Insights 06/04/22, 15:56

Many areas in Shanghai just lifted from the lockdown have been blocked again since cases of infection emerged. However, most Covid-19 infections are not publicly reported, and residential areas' notices also avoid mentioning positive cases, only reporting so-called "nucleic acid tests included abnormalities." On June 2, screenshots of various notices circulating ...

Termite swarming, Shanghai’s new plague

Insights 05/30/22, 13:34

On May 29, a termite cloud appeared in Shanghai, and videos of the termites swarming the trees went viral. Shanghai residents reported that termites densely occupied their homes and offices. Netizens commented: "Can termites go out to work after being lock-downed?"; others claim this phenomenon often precedes disasters.  Many videos circulating ...

Epidemic: the food problem and access to health care

In-depth Reports 05/29/22, 14:55

The food problem  Dandong city in Liaoning province of China has been closed for more than a month. It's so difficult for many residents to have regular meals every day. However, according to NTDTV, the officials and businessmen continue to make money from materials donated for pandemic prevention. A video shows ...

Spending $1.71 a month due to the blockade, a Shanghai professor feels disgruntled

Insights 05/23/22, 17:12

The extreme epidemic prevention and control policy has caused many unbelievable but completely true stories in China. Everyday activities have become a luxury for the residents of the cities under strict blockade. The pro-Beijing newspaper Hk01 reported the extraordinary story of an adjunct professor in Shanghai. Recently, Lin Caiyi, deputy director ...

Discontentment increases in Shanghai, people rush to beat the police

Insights 05/11/22, 02:46

Under the pressure of CCP senior officials, the extreme epidemic prevention and control work/execution has escalated again, the strange epidemic prevention and control phenomena have continuously appeared, and the people's dissatisfaction has grown stronger. On May 7, a fierce clash between the police and the people occurred in Shanghai. The Standing ...

A Tragicomedy: the CCP afraid of the communist anthem

In-depth Reports 05/07/22, 14:03

Shanghai has been closed for more than a month, and extreme epidemic prevention measures have caused public outrage. Recently, Shanghai police summoned a citizen accused of playing "The Internationale"—a song once highly promoted by the CCP but now feared by the authorities—.  The case attracted the attention of netizens, and censors ...

24-hour cremation: Shanghai funeral home overloaded

In-depth Reports 05/04/22, 13:06

Shanghai began to release the number of deaths among its COVID-19 patients while the strict lockdown continues. Reuters reported that the official data released since April 17 shows a sudden increase in deaths. However, the reliability of those figures is questioned, as they remain far lower than elsewhere. Recently, the Jiading ...

Hell on earth: Screams shake the buildings every night

Trending 04/29/22, 14:31

Shanghai: A series of apartment blocks shaken by the screams every night After a month under a strict blockade, people everywhere in Shanghai are almost desperate. In many residential areas, frenzied screams can be heard every night. Many videos posted by netizens show that people’s anger has reached the extreme. The videoclips ...

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