China’s Didi awaits fulfilling US delisting to restore business

Economy 05/14/22, 10:23

On Thursday, May 12, giant ride-hailing Didi Global informed that delisting on New York Exchange is critical to satisfy the Chinese cybersecurity review and resume its normal operations. The company listed its shares in the U.S. from June 2021 after upsetting the Chinese authorities, who were concerned about leaking sensitive national ...

China and Russia clash with the U.S. over new North Korea sanctions

China 05/14/22, 10:19

The United States, on Wednesday, May 11, clashed with China and Russia over the U.S. push for new U.N. sanctions against North Korea over its missile and nuclear programs. Washington's U.N. envoy Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that two members—China and Russia—were blocking U.S. efforts to tighten U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang, which has ...

China’s economy lost US$2.68 trillion because of Covid shutdown

Economy 05/14/22, 07:05

Tension over strict lockdowns in China has been going on for weeks, with Shanghai hit the most severely. Zero-Covid enforcement demonstrates very little empathy towards people's livelihood. Xu Jianguo, associate professor of economics at the National School of Development in Peking University, said the epidemic had affected 160 million Chinese. There ...

Plane in China erupts in flames: escape slide engulfed in fire

China 05/14/22, 07:04

On May 12, a Tibet Airlines flight from Chongqing to Nyingchi veered off the runway at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and erupted in flames. All 122 people on board were successfully evacuated, and 36 passengers suffered minor injuries. Mr. Zhao, a passenger from Wuhan, Hubei, recalled the incident to Sina News.Zhao, ...

How China’s 15-minute walk COVID-testing booths may cost, report

China 05/14/22, 07:01

As Xinhua News Agency reported on May 9, Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan said that all major cities in the country would erect Covid-19 testing booths within a 15-minute walking distance. Sun is in charge of the country's pandemic response. According to a breakdown by the China Digital Times, this infrastructure ...

Beijing residents flood supermarkets, avoid following Shanghai’s example

China 05/14/22, 06:36

On May 12th, some Beijing residential communities announced that residents must stay at home for three days. Rumors have it that Beijing authorities have chosen to implement the lockdown policy for 3 to 7 days. Following the words, a wave of food snatching erupted in Beijing. Lengthy queues form outside supermarkets. ...

Russia will ultimately be defeated: Former Chinese ambassador

China 05/14/22, 06:21

China's former ambassador to Ukraine made an unusual remark about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He stressed Russia had already lost the war and would eventually be defeated. His opinion was published by partially state-run Hong Kong-based Phoenix media on Tuesday. It was since deleted but can be accessed at the ...

US Commerce Secretary: Beijing opposing chip bill, fears losing its edge

Tech 05/14/22, 06:11

According to Reuters, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on May 11 that China opposes the U.S. huge chip bill because it will give the world's largest economy a competitive advantage. On May 12, the U.S. will step up formal negotiations on a compromise measure that would invest 52 billion dollars in ...

South China becomes flooded, resembles an ocean

China 05/14/22, 06:07

A low pressure hovering off the coast of southern China has caused the heaviest rain of the flood season. Torrential rain, strong winds, and thunderstorms have caused flooding to occur in Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangdong, and other areas. Water was waist-deep along the roads, and firefighters urged residents to evacuate. Some residents were ...

Shanghai’s quarantine policy sparks public outcry

Human Rights 05/14/22, 06:05

China insists on maintaining its zero-Covid policy. As a result, most of Shanghai’s 25 million citizens are still confined after several weeks under extreme epidemic prevention measures. In Shanghai, the policy has sparked public concern. Mrs. Ren, a citizen of Shanghai, had a phone call with the Chinese media news outlet ...

Biden’s move to prevent Beijing from allegedly stealing American data

China 05/14/22, 06:02

According to Reuters, the Biden administration has drafted an executive order to empower the Department of Justice to block foreign opponents like China and Russia from accessing Americans' data. China's BGI purchased U.S. genomic sequencing firm Complete Genomics in 2013, and in 2015, Chinese WuXi Pharma Tech acquired U.S. firm NextCODE ...

Possible causes of fire on Tibet Airlines passenger jet

China 05/14/22, 05:50

According to Reuters, China’s Tibet Airlines veered off the runway and caught fire after an aborted takeoff in Chongqing on May 12. 113 passengers and 9 crew members had been evacuated with no deaths. However, 36 passengers with minor injuries, such as bruises and sprains, are now under hospital treatment. State media’s ...

Japan to increase intelligence sharing with ‘Five Eyes’ to counter China threat

New York 05/13/22, 12:18

The Kishida government is trying to strengthen collaboration with the information-sharing partnership Five Eyes intelligence as China becomes more active in the Indo-Pacific and the Russia-Ukraine war is threatening global security. Japan's lack of a designated intelligence agency might stymie complete collaboration with the Five Eyes, including a group of English-speaking ...