Shanghai residents report false information spread by media outlet

Insights 05/21/22, 07:11

Shanghai authorities finally announced that all 16 districts had achieved “social zero” on May 17. They would gradually lift the lockdown and progressively return to everyday life. But many places still did not loosen the restrictions, causing people to question the authorities’ strategy. According to French media RFI, 2,500 of 10,000 ...

Chinese anti-epidemic workers protest against bad treatment, beg for food

Insights 05/18/22, 10:12

Recently, a short video posted on Twitter shows a crowd of Chinese medical workers in protective suits holding banners and protesting for better treatment on the street. They are usually called "Dabai" or literally "Big Whites" for their common appearance. According to the video uploader, these "Big Whites" work at China ...

Foreign lawyer in Shanghai: starving dogs and cats cry all night

Insights 05/18/22, 07:51

Jared T Nelson is an expat lawyer and the CEO of Pathway Compliance. He is spending his days in lockdown in Shanghai. Nelson often shares his miserable living situation, including the starvation of left-behind pets. In a Tweet on May 16, Nelson’s 56th day in lockdown, he described the life in ...

Major routes of China’s Belt and Road Initiative are in danger of collapse

Insights 05/15/22, 10:41

The railway corridor that crosses Eurasia has become an essential branch of the Belt and Road Initiative. It runs through Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus. Almost half of those routes pass through Russia. So, European sanctions following Russia's invasion of Ukraine might impact them. The Shanghai Observer reported a decline in those ...

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 ...

Second brother of Jiangsu’s former top official accepts over $6 million bribes

Insights 05/11/22, 00:22

Wang Liwei, former vice-chairman of the Jinzhou Municipal Political Consultative Conference in Liaoning Province, has been accused of taking bribes.Liaoning Province officially listed Wang's case as one among three typical cases of damaging the business environment on May 06. According to the charge, Wang has successively sought benefits for 13 people ...

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 ...

Shanghai citizens can’t catch up with authorities’ notices

Insights 05/10/22, 00:25

Residents in Pudong and Baoshan, which have been closed for over a month, can only purchase food until May 6. From May 7 to May 10, people cannot leave their homes. Couriers, takeaway, and group purchase orders are suspended. The story quickly went viral on WeChat - a popular social network ...

Ex party chief of Tibetan Ali region turns in for investigation

Insights 05/09/22, 23:57

The former deputy secretary of the local party committee and head of the administrative department of the Tibetan Autonomous Region of Ali, Phuntsok, has "voluntarily surrendered" for an alleged charge. He is the third Tibetan official to turn himself in for investigation. China's top anti-corruption body, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, ...

The issues behind China’s world-leading highway system

Insights 05/09/22, 09:13

In 2021, official media CGTN wrote: "1988 marked the beginning of a brand-new chapter in the development of China's road network." The Chinese regime's mouthpiece added, "After just three decades, the country now has 160,000 kilometers of expressways, which is more than any other nation in the world." According to Research on ...

Over 20 million residents in Hebei and Henan province are under lockdown

Insights 05/08/22, 06:52

At least 20 million residents in China are under lockdown as multiple cities in Hebei Province and Henan Province carry out strict pandemic control measures. Local authorities in the two provinces announced on May 5 the shutdown of Dingzhou, Zhuozhou, and Tangshan in Hebei Province, Zhengzhou City, and Puyang City in ...

The US reviews China Trade War Tariffs amid inflation risk

Insights 05/06/22, 00:14

To combat rising inflation, America is considering lifting billions of dollars in tariffs that the Donald Trump administration imposed on Chinese products 4 years ago. Average U.S. tariffs on Chinese exports remain elevated at 19.3%. These tariffs are more than six times higher than before the trade war began in 2018. ...