‘Aircraft carrier killer’, China builds simulated facilities for war test

Tech 05/15/22, 10:19

Satellite images recently showed the China military is building up large-scale targets in a remote desert to simulate its future attack. Maxar Technologies took pictures from space. The pictures showed a simulated target of a full-size U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang. There are also at least ...

Summer flood season causes severe damage in China

China 05/15/22, 10:02

Many provinces have experienced significant floods as a result of torrential rain, high winds, and thunderstorms. On May 9, severe rains hit Guangnan County in Yunnan Province, causing trees to topple and destroy electrical poles and guardrails. In Liancheng Township, Guangnan, a resident had to move to higher places since their ...

UK should increase support for Taiwan to deter China: think tank

China 05/15/22, 09:56

British think tank Taiwan Policy Center released a report on May 13, calling for the UK to take more active political and diplomatic actions to deter China’s aggression against Taiwan. Former member of Parliament, James Bethell, pointed out that the Ukraine situation has shown that firm support from international allies ...

Chinese funeral costing $1.5 mil and fireworks display stirs debate

China 05/15/22, 09:50

A funeral with a cost of up to 1.5 million dollars in China is stirring debate about the appropriateness of lavish funeral customs. A wealthy businessman in Yulin, Shaanxi province, held a grand funeral for his late father with a superb feast, famous Maotai wine, and Chunghwa cigarettes, a favored brand ...

Lost arable land in some areas raises China’s food security concern

China 05/15/22, 09:47

According to an article published by the Chinese Communist Party's official media, the Third National Land Survey data shows that the arable land in the Chengdu Plain has decreased by 40% in 10 years. The once-serious problem of the use of arable land now become a headline. China's Sichuan province is ...

Shanghai: 93-year-old announced dead, cremated then resurrects

China 05/15/22, 09:40

A 93-year-old grandma in Shanghai was mistakenly announced dead on May 10. The incident took place in Zhoupu Hospital in Pudong New Area. According to her relative’s account, the grandma was infected with the COVID virus in April. The nursing home where she stayed then transferred her to the hospital for ...

Beijingers resist strict quarantine and want to raise their voices

Human Rights 05/15/22, 09:34

On May 12, a video circulated on the Internet showing that Panjiayuan, the top community in Chaoyang District, Beijing, was closed. However, Chinese language media Xin Tang Ren reported that residents were not allowed to leave the community. The residents told epidemic prevention officials that they didn’t want to be prohibited ...

Shanghai’s new COVID restrictions put residents under dilemma

Economy 05/15/22, 09:31

Shanghai authorities have doubled down on COVID pandemic restrictions. Earlier this month, Shanghai officials announced a military order at all levels to achieve the zero COVID goal. The city began to impose the so-called ‘quiet period’ prevention policy until May 15. Express delivery, group purchases, and takeaways will be stopped ...

Blood-red sky reappears in Fuzhou, China: Omen of famine and chaos

China 05/15/22, 09:14

After blood-red skies in Zhejiang Province and Guangxi Province this month, another province—Fujian records the same vision. On the evening of May 11, a rare blood-red sky appeared in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, which attracted the attention of local citizens. Everyone took out their mobile phones to take pictures of the ...

China database exposes lists of thousands detained in Xinjiang

Human Rights 05/15/22, 09:02

French news agency AFP reported on May 13 that it obtained two leaked lists that document thousands of Uyghurs who have been imprisoned in Xinjiang. After watching the list, several families said they finally found clues about their missing relatives. The first list contains more than 10,000 names, including their birth ...

Biden hosts ASEAN leaders in Washington to confront Beijing

China 05/15/22, 06:36

President Biden welcomed ASEAN leaders to the White House for a two-day summit yesterday, May 12, establishing a bulwark against Chinese dominance in the area. The summit, which ends on Friday, will address various issues, including trade, human rights, and climate change. But it's Biden's team effort to highlight top priorities: ...

Names of senior Guangdong officials disappear from official website

China 05/14/22, 10:31

The names of some high-ranking officials in China's Guangdong province have disappeared from their official websites, and it raises questions that they may be under investigation. According to TimedNews, Ai Xuefeng was Deputy Secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee. He was just transferred to Secretary of the Party Leadership Group ...

China spy ship detected near Australian naval base

Australia & Oceania 05/14/22, 10:29

According to Reuters, a Chinese spy ship was detected off the West Australian coast. Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton said the Chinese vessel's position was close to its military and intelligence installations on Australia's west coast. China's warship with intelligence-gathering capacity went down the west coast of Australia, near Exmouth, and then ...