China’s elites flee leaving tyranny and poverty behind

Social problem 11/01/22, 19:59

According to Akio Yaita, a Japanese senior media person, after Xi Jinping's third term, those who can escape from China will quickly run away from China. He said that he collected information about people who fled China from the internet, and he pointed out that for China's social elites, the painful ...

The collapse of China’s richest village

Social problem 10/31/22, 18:34

Huaxi in east China, is a mysterious socialist town that once believed that the residents were entitled to extraordinary amenities, including free healthcare, education, luxurious homes, cars, and at least $250,000 in their bank accounts. The so-called richest village in China is now running into debt with villagers waiting in ...

Chinese newlyweds pestered into having a baby

Social problem 10/31/22, 18:29

An online post about newlyweds in China attracted tens of thousands of comments before being censored. The Chinese local government kept calling a couple about when the bride will become pregnant. Many netizens received similar calls. In a post on Chinese social media Weibo on Thursday, October 27, a user by ...

Taiwan’s TSMC faces dilemma amid heightened US-China tech cold war

Social problem 10/31/22, 18:24

The U.S. is stepping up its campaign to impede China's pursuit of technology leadership.  The Biden administration has recently unveiled new export restrictions to hinder the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ability to purchase and use U.S. technology for manufacturing high-end chips for military development, artificial intelligence, and supercomputers. According to a Financial ...

China relaxes COVID curbs for table tennis

Social problem 10/31/22, 18:10

The 20th National Party Congress is not enough for Beijing to loosen its grip on zero-COVID policy, ping pong is. China’s Chengdu city, Sichuan province, hosted the 2022 World Team Table Tennis Championships Final between September 30 and October 9.  According to Bloomberg, international players were allowed to skip the required isolation ...

A cabbage in locked-down Xining costs over $7

Social problem 10/31/22, 18:00

Stores in China’s Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, have been accused of price gouging while the city was in a pandemic lockdown. According to images archived by China Digital Times, an unknown business had upped prices for cabbage to around $6 (over 49 yuan). Beijing News reported on October 27 ...

Many train stations in China are on the verge of collapse

Social problem 10/30/22, 15:31

The COVID-19 pandemic in China has now spread to at least 29 provinces. Local governments have locked down areas under a "zero-COVID" policy and restricted people's travel. Repots are that many train stations are on the verge of collapse, and scenes of crowded train stations have disappeared. On October 26, the ...