Guangxi: People breached barriers forcing authorities to end lockdown

China 08/18/22, 16:21

The pandemic in China continues to spread. The most notable is Sanya city, Hainan province, where the number of new infections has exceeded 1,000 cases for several consecutive days. On August 16, the Party secretary of Jiyang District, Sanya City was dismissed for ineffective pandemic prevention. At the same time, ...

Severe power shortage, Sichuan plans to cut household electricity

Economy 08/18/22, 15:59

The recent prolonged high temperatures in China have greatly increased electricity consumption. Jiangsu, and other cities and provinces have ordered manufacturers in industrial and commercial zones to stop operating during hot days to let people use electricity. Despite this, China's power supply is still tight. Sichuan's electricity supplier has issued ...

CCP agencies promote boosting fertility rate to confront US

China 08/18/22, 15:31

The Chinese Communist Party website on August 16 published a guide to increase the childbirth rate issued by 17 agencies, including the Logistics Support Department of the Chinese Communist Party’s Military Commission. Analysts say that the population crisis is limiting the CCP's ambitions to compete with the United States for ...

China reduces its holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds for 7th month

Economy 08/18/22, 04:13

Reuters reported Treasury Department statistics on August 15 that China cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries for the seventh consecutive month in June. In June, China's holdings of U.S. government debt dropped to $967.8 billion, the lowest level since May 2010. In May, the world's second-biggest economy had $980.8 billion in ...

Chinese spokesman Zhao Lijian uses wrong African photo to criticize U.S

China 08/18/22, 04:02

A Chinese government spokesman mistakenly used a photo to criticize U.S. diplomacy. Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken made a trip to Africa, where he outlined the U.S. strategy in sub-Saharan Africa. During the event, the White House releases a list of facts about U.S. strategy in the region. It ...

Sichuan orders factories to stop operation for blackouts over sweltering heatwave

Economy 08/18/22, 03:56

After challenging daily life, China’s broiling heatwave is now meddling with its factories. Sichuan province has ordered manufacturers to numb activities for six days for scheduled blackouts. The province is cutting power to balance overlapping electricity demand and supplies during the scorching days. Nikkei Asia reports that the plants must cease ...