Which country are Hong Kong graduates going to after graduation?

Social problem 11/13/22, 12:29

After graduating, more Hongkongers now apply for graduate work visas in Australia.  According to the South China Morning Post, since Australia created a scheme designed explicitly for Hongkongers, approximately 3,000 Hongkongers have applied to stay and work in Australia after graduation. More than double as many people applied in 2020–2021 and ...

US hotels hurt amid China’s COVID curbs while travel booms worldwide

Social problem 11/13/22, 12:27

U.S. hotel operators will face more challenges in the China market as the country persists with its strict COVID-19 lockdowns. According to Reuters, American hotels have suspended the construction of luxury properties in this crucial tourism market. They also delayed openings of some properties in the country. While hotel operators enjoy revenue ...

Record iPhone 14 discount on China Single’s Day

Social problem 11/13/22, 12:21

During China’s largest online shopping event, Singles Day, Apple’s products were sold at incredible discounts. JD.com surpassed other e-commerce platforms with the greatest price reduction. According to IT House, the internet titan offered the iPhone 14 with a price cut of up to 700 yuan, or nearly $100. Buyers can get ...

Panic buying and fleeing overnight: Guangzhou’s COVID heats up

Social problem 11/13/22, 12:14

As one of China's three largest cities, Guangzhou is a major port and transportation hub in Southern China.  The COVID situation in Guangzhou is getting worse. With thousands of cases per day and two more districts being under lockdown, it mimics the situation in Shanghai before the months-long lockdown and worries ...

China relaxes some COVID measures amid year-high case rise

Social problem 11/13/22, 12:11

The Chinese government has toned down some of its COVID rules amid rising cases, although to a modest degree.  Most of the adjustments, as reported by Reuters, favor traveling. For inbound travelers and close contacts of positive patients, isolation in a state facility is reduced by two days. This means 5 days ...

China’s stretched pension funds target citizens’ pockets

Social problem 11/13/22, 11:46

Officials are trying to alleviate the pension crisis by delaying retirement and increasing contributions. On November 4, the Chinese government issued the "Personal Pension Measures," officially launching personal pension investments in the public fund industry. The "Vision Times" commented that the disadvantages outweigh the benefits. It could be seen as ...

Pork prices in China surge nearly 52%, ‘meat can only be smelled’

Social problem 11/13/22, 11:32

Prices of pork increased in October though the Chinese authorities have used the pork reserves to stabilize the market. On November 9, China's National Bureau of Statistics released October's mainland consumer price index (CPI). Data shows that the CPI rose 2.1% year-on-year in October, or 0.7 percentage points lower from September. It is ...

Doctor in Jiangsu slaps child and injures his grandfather

Social problem 11/13/22, 11:31

On November 8, netizens hotly debated a video of a conflict between adults after children at a kindergarten were fighting. A man in Nanjing, Jiangsu, slapped a 5-year-old child and pushed an older adult to the floor, causing injury. According to the video, a man went with his wife and child ...