China’s toxic toys pose a dilemma for the West

News 05/18/22, 05:37

"Amber Donnals was sitting on her porch when she heard an explosion, followed by screams. She turned to see her son, Bryan, 6, running toward her, his clothes on fire and flames shooting up at the rear of the Donnalses' mobile home. He'd been riding his newly minted, Chinese-made ATV… ...

Traditional Chinese art and its connection with the divine

Culture 05/16/22, 16:52

Introduction For centuries China has been known as the strongest and most powerful region in East Asia. Not only in terms of its military might but also as a source of culture, technology, trade, and of course art.  China is a land where the divine and the mortal coexisted during its history. ...

China database exposes lists of thousands detained in Xinjiang

Human Rights 05/15/22, 09:02

French news agency AFP reported on May 13 that it obtained two leaked lists that document thousands of Uyghurs who have been imprisoned in Xinjiang. After watching the list, several families said they finally found clues about their missing relatives. The first list contains more than 10,000 names, including their birth ...

Li Keqiang laid out a successor before leaving office?

In-depth Reports 05/13/22, 05:34

On May 11, the Wall Street Journal reported under the headline "China's Forgotten Premier Steps Out of Xi's Shadow as Economic Fixer." The article revealed that people close to policymakers said Chinese Premier Minister Li Keqiang was trying to influence the selection of his replacement when he steps down as premier in less than ...

Dutch investment firm blacklisted some Chinese assets: Report

In-depth Reports 05/12/22, 01:20

According to Bloomberg, a Dutch investment firm has developed a screening tool that blacklists several assets from China. With 118 billion dollars under management, Van Lanschot Kempen NV said that the tool would filter environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. Nikesh Patel, the firm's senior executive at the company, said that this ...

How China devastated its own land: Now grabs it worldwide

In-depth Reports 05/11/22, 03:13

Nature has always been one of the most revered cosmic aspects in classical Chinese culture. It is the scenario of the interaction of the forces that govern the relationship between Heaven and Earth, and human beings. And it is also the source of sustenance and social stability. In this sense, Chinese ...

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 ...

Doctor Strange 2 to be banned in China due to a surprising detail

In-depth Reports 05/10/22, 09:15

According to Comic Book Resources (CBR), on April 29th, Chinese box office analyst and reporter Oliver Chen confirmed that the long-awaited Doctor Strange sequel has been officially banned in China.  No official reason has been provided. However, according to CBR, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness drew some heavy criticism ...

China’s forex reserves record the biggest drop in 5 years

In-depth Reports 05/09/22, 07:52

China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) presented on May 7 that the country's foreign exchange reserves fell 68.2 billion dollars or 2.14% to 3.11 trillion dollars in April. This is the largest single-month decline since November 2016. As seen clearly from SAFE's data, China's foreign exchange reserves have experienced a ...

US regulators arrive in Beijing to discuss audit deal plan

In-depth Reports 05/08/22, 06:58

Reuters reported that officials from the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) are in China to finalize a dispute over the auditing compliance of the U.S.–listed Chinese firms. PCAOB requests complete access to audit working papers of New York-listed Chinese entities stored in China. However, Beijing refused to let overseas ...

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 ...