Symptomatic COVID-19 infections in Shanghai on the rise

China 05/09/22, 23:54

China continues to maintain its "zero COVID" strategy to curb the outbreak. Even so, Shanghai continues to see a record number of COVID-19 cases. According to Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, on May 8, the city of 25 million reported 322 new local confirmed infections and 3,625 asymptomatic cases. As the South China ...

Russia ‘so done’ in the Ukraine war, China media struggling to take a clear side

China 05/09/22, 23:32

The progress of the Russian-Ukrainian war is affecting high-level Chinese power politics leading up to the 20th National Congress. Which side to take has become one of the variables in developing China’s current situation. According to Chen Pokong, a Chinese-American political commentator, Beijing already knows Russia’s Ukraine situation is over. The Wall Street ...

Xi Jinping’s speech confirms Chinese vaccine is useless: expert

News 05/09/22, 23:26

Fan Shih-Ping, a professor at National Taiwan Normal University, posted his thoughts on Facebook on May 6. He states that President Xi Jinping's words directly confirm China's vaccine is useless. Xi presided over a meeting of China's Central Committee on May 5. He emphasized that China has a large population, with ...

China benefits from oil sanctions on Russia: analysis

Economy 05/09/22, 22:38

Amidst the Ukraine war, China-Russia economic ties are booming. According to the BBC, the first quarter of 2022 saw a 28% year-on-year rise in trade volume between the two countries. The Chinese government said that starting in May, it would stop charging tariffs on imported coal. As Russia's coal exports to EU ...

Footage: Beijing police warn of crackdown on lockdown protesters

Human Rights 05/09/22, 22:18

Teachers and students refused to accept the sudden lockdown imposed on a university in Beijing, resulting in police being dispatched. In online footage, a police officer warned through a loudspeaker that if people refuse to disperse after three notices, the public security officials will clear the scene and deal with them ...

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 ...

Nearly 3,000 Chinese depositors have trouble withdrawing $180 million

China 05/09/22, 09:11

More than 2,900 people are in trouble withdrawing their money from four rural banks in Henan and Anhui. According to Sina Finance, the total deposit involves up to 1.2 billion yuan or about $180 million. Bank depositors told Phoenix Net Finance that they could not withdraw cash or transfer money from April ...