Russian chess king: Xi Jinping wants to ‘exchange Putin for Taiwan’

Insights 11/05/22, 16:48

Some U.S. officials recently revealed that senior Russian military generals had a dialogue about when and how Moscow would use nuclear weapons tactics against Ukraine, raising concerns of the United States and its Western allies. The Russia-Ukraine war has also affected the Taiwan topic, as prominent Russian opposition leader Kasparov ...

Experts: Xi wants to return to old policy, which could cause disaster

Trending 11/05/22, 16:20

The Supply and Marketing Cooperative, a ministerial-level unit under the CCP's State Council, was quietly restarted by the Xi Jinping in 2015, after more than 40 years of silence. At the 20th National Congress, Liang Huiling, director of the China Supply and Marketing Cooperative Alliance Council, was promoted as a ...

Experts explain the shocking cause behind the Foxconn incident

Social problem 11/05/22, 16:10

Recently, Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory employees fled the chaos in pandemic prevention work. To stabilize the situation, Foxconn announced on November 1 that employees' daily attendance incentive bonus would increase from $14 (100 yuan) to $56. According to Reuters, Foxconn employees who work more than 25 days in November can receive bonuses ...

The increasing rise up of Chinese people

Trending 11/05/22, 15:40

The CCP's "zero-COVID" policy has angered people everywhere. In recent days, a large number of videos circulating online show people in many places continuously protesting, toppling quarantine walls, and breaking pandemic checkpoints and PCR sampling counters. On November 4, a video showed villagers in Nanshan Village, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province starting ...

‘Health code cleansing’ tips and tricks in China are thriving

Social problem 11/05/22, 15:40

The pandemic continues to spread throughout China. To control it more closely, officials have launched many health code apps. Among them, the most strict is the "Beijing Health Care App." The app is a pandemic prevention application launched by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Its "pop-up" function has won the ...

Chinese embassies centers of repression and espionage

China 11/05/22, 14:57

On October 20, 2022, Zhen Xiyuan, China's consul general in Manchester, told British police that Hong Kong terrorists "had penetrated the grounds of the headquarters and the consular staff physically defended themselves." However, the peaceful demonstrators were only protesting in front of the consulate during the opening of the 20th ...

Landmark court ruling could end extraditions from Europe to China

Human Rights 11/05/22, 13:40

In early October, a news item went unnoticed by most of the media, even though the event is of importance for human rights compliance and Europe's relationship with China. On October 6, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in an unanimous ruling, prevented the extradition of a Taiwanese national requested ...

‘Junk science’: Counterfeit research papers in China, a worrying trend

Social problem 11/04/22, 19:38

 Recently, a report from the National Natural Science Foundation of China found that 52 papers had problems in 2022, such as ghostwriting, plagiarism, and data falsification. The notable point is that many cases involve top universities such as Peking University, Fudan University, Nankai University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University.  The issue of fraud ...

Mortician: new hot job for young unemployed Chinese despite mistreatment

Anomalies 11/04/22, 19:31

Recently, an unusual job is getting viral among young Chinese people. Because of the job shortage, many are looking for a job in funeral homes. According to government statistics from 2021, China has 4,373 funeral service providers and 87,000 cemeteries that attend to over 10 million deaths annually.  In 2021, experts predicted ...

Estee Lauder expects blow from China’s zero-COVID

Insights 11/04/22, 19:15

Estée Lauder on November 3 lowered its profit outlook to an unexpected level, citing the effects of China’s ongoing Zero-COVID policy. As the Associated Press reported, the popular beauty brand cut its annual adjusted per-share profit from $7.39 and $7.54 to $5.25 to $5.40. This is significantly lower than Wall Street’s ...

Evergrande chief’s mansion in Hong Kong seized by bank

Economy 11/04/22, 19:13

A mansion of China Evergrande Group's chairman in Hong Kong's prestigious The Peak neighborhood has been seized.  The report didn't say when the bank took over the 5,000-square-foot mansion, valued at almost $90 million. Last year, the property was expected to bring in almost $40 million dollars to pay off an overdue ...