China wealth health will be affected due to shrunk housing price

China 05/16/22, 09:46

According to the pre-epidemic China Urban Household Wealth Health Report, China's household wealth has increased year by year and already ranks second in the world. However, the report finds that China's housing assets account for 77.7% percent, the largest component of household wealth and much higher than the 34.6% in ...

ACM withdraws more than 300 ‘fake’ papers from Chinese scholars

China 05/16/22, 09:39

According to retractionwatch.com, the New York-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recently retracted 323 academic papers from its database. All were by Chinese scholars. Some were even from double-first-class universities such as the China Agricultural University and East China University of Science and Technology. ACM said its investigation found that the ...

Congress members urge Biden to visit Taiwan on his upcoming trip to Asia

U.S. 05/16/22, 07:51

A group of U.S. House of Representatives members sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging the U.S to add Taiwan to the list of countries he will visit during his upcoming Asia trip. The group includes nine representatives: Tom Tiffany, Scott Perry, Nancy Mace, Louie Gohmert, Lisa McClain, Peter Stauber, ...

Shanghai: man kneels and begs to be infected with COVID-19

China 05/16/22, 07:45

The longer the lockdown in Shanghai remains, the more hardships await its residents. On May 14, a video was shared on Weibo showing a man kneeling in front of community workers in hazmat suits. The man begged them to let him enter the cabin and get infected with COVID-19. He said he ...

China: Snow falls in summer, following other uncanny natural phenomena

China 05/16/22, 07:27

Just one week after summer kicked off, snow suddenly fell in many places in China. People in Huang’Anba Scenic Spot, Chengkou County, Chongquing Province, experienced snowfall on Saturday morning, May 14. The “winter mode” was turned on in the scenic area with a sharp drop in temperature. A blanket of snow silver-wrapped ...

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 ...

Chinese aircraft carrier activity a ‘security concern’: Japan general

China 05/15/22, 10:36

Kyodo News reported that The Japanese Defense Ministry's top military officer, Chief of Staff Yamazaki Koji, said on May 12 that the aircraft carrier Liaoning's activities in the vicinity of Taiwan and the southwest region are a serious security concern. Yamazaki said the Liaoning also stayed in the waters south of ...

Beijing citizens’ growing dissatisfaction amid signs of lockdown

Human Rights 05/15/22, 10:36

The Beijing government is showing signs of Covid lockdown despite their denial. A number of communities in the China capital express their dissatisfaction. A video from U.S.-based media shows that China’s zero-Covid policy is forcing many people in Beijing to fear being trapped indoors. The footage features many cars lining up in ...

China’s Hikvision surveillance camera found inside top secret UK science hub

Tech 05/15/22, 10:33

Chinese blacklisted video surveillance technology is being used in a top-secret laboratory in the United Kingdom. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the UK's Health Security Agency is now using the Chinese surveillance camera—Hikvision—at laboratories. The UKHSA is in Porton Down, England. This science hub focuses on two crucial areas: ...

China cancels Asian soccer tournament due to Covid

China 05/15/22, 10:32

According to Reuters, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on May 14 that China has withdrawn from hosting the 2023 Asian Cup soccer tournament due to the Covid situation. The Asia soccer governing body stated, [quote] "Following extensive discussions with the Chinese Football Association (CFA), the Asian Football Confederation has been ...

US upgrades diplomatic relations with Taiwan

China 05/15/22, 10:31

The U.S. State Department recently updated the fact sheet stating its relations with Taiwan. It removed the wording, "the United States recognized the Government of the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government of China, acknowledging the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is part ...

Guangxi shows signs of CCP’s fierce infighting

China 05/15/22, 10:31

The battle inside the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to determine the core components of the next regime remains fierce. A U.S.based media cited sources saying that the CCP's high-level officials continued to send signals of tense infighting ahead of the Beidaihe meeting in August. In the latest sign, the Guangxi officialdom has ...

Shanghai resident’s account of escaping from being taken away for quarantine

China 05/15/22, 10:27

Exhausted Shanghai residents are living under constant abuses from the regime's double-down Zero-Covid. Recently, a group of Shanghai residents has tried to break away from the enforced quarantine request. In an interview with the Da Ji Yuan news on May 13, Ms. Liang, a resident at Yuzhou International community, recalled the ...