Beijing closes 101 subway stations, upgrading its controls amid COVID outbreaks

Human Rights 05/20/22, 03:13

Beijing authorities are tightening restrictions as COVID cases surge. Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, held a press conference on May 17. There, she said that newly COVID-infected people in Beijing involved Fengtai District, Fangshan District, Chaoyang District, Haidian District, Xicheng District, Daxing District, ...

China turns to old repressive approach to control pandemic

Human Rights 05/19/22, 10:06

As part of strict zero-Covid measures, China now tries to carry out an old tactic that the Chinese regime used in the past to control its citizens to fight against the ongoing pandemic. According to Beijing Daily, the state-run newspaper, authorities are now applying grid-based social management in Beijing. Beijing's Dongcheng District ...

Multiple Chinese provinces cut international phone lines, claims scam countermeasure

Tech 05/19/22, 09:54

Recently, citizens in Zhejiang province said that calls to other countries and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan were terminated. Screenshots of the announcement from provincial mobile service provider China Mobile Zhejiang were also shared. According to state media CCTV, China Mobile Zhejiang confirmed the call block. The service provider justifies that ...

Possible reasons for China’s restrictions on international calls

Human Rights 05/19/22, 09:19

As Central News Agency reported on May 16, the international, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan voice answering functions by Zhejiang Mobile will be deactivated by default. If users want to use it, they must apply by May 20. Since August last year, Jiangxi, Hebei, Henan, Liaoning, Guizhou, and Zhejiang have all ...

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 ...

People fear a prolonged lockdown after China withdraws from hosting Asian Cup

Football 05/18/22, 06:07

As Reuters reported, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced China’s withdrawal from its hosting rights for the 2023 Asian Cup. The rationale behind this decision is the exceptional conditions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. After discussing it extensively, China and AFC reached that decision. AFC praises Chinese authorities for making a ...

City in China announces extreme disinfection measures, triggers criticism

Human Rights 05/17/22, 00:43

Many people have expressed their disappointment after a city in China announced extreme measures to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.Officials in Dandong City, Liaoning Province, released a message in April. They said they needed to enter the residents' houses to conduct disinfection. SecretChina citing the mainland China media, reported that Dandong City ...