Hangzhou: lake water floods subway station

Enviroment 05/20/22, 04:47

On May 18, an enormous amount of water flooded Hangzhou's Jinshahu Subway Station. Water poured down from the ceilings, leaving the ground under half a meter deep in water. The operation of 5 other stations was interrupted. The Hangzhou Daily reported that at 3:00 pm on the 18th, there was a ...

China’s economic downturn this time is different

Economy 05/20/22, 04:45

The Wall Street Journal published an analysis, stressing that China's authorities have no clear plan to turn things around amid April's economic distressing data. When its zero-Covid policy implementation shrinks the economy, the Chinese regime lacks an explicit and foreseeable path to handle the downturn. On Monday, China just released its ...

China’ land revenue dropped 38% in April amid lockdown concern

Economy 05/20/22, 03:36

Latest news indicates that China’s zero-Covid strategy is taking a toll on the economy. Citing data from China’s Finance Ministry, Nikkei reported that its land revenue dropped 38% year-on-year in April. This is the largest decrease in over six and a half years. Housing sales also fell more than 40% year-on-year in ...

U.S. to send 4 unmanned surface ships to RIMPAC 2022, China stays uninvited

Tech 05/20/22, 03:35

According to the USNI News, the San Diego Naval Base will send four unmanned surface vessels or USVs to Hawaii this summer to participate in the world's largest naval warfare exercise, RIMPAC 2022. This plan is to improve the integrity between unmanned and manned Navy forces. Considering from a command-and-control perspective, these ...

Beijing closes 101 subway stations, upgrading its controls amid COVID outbreaks

Human Rights 05/20/22, 03:13

Beijing authorities are tightening restrictions as COVID cases surge. Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, held a press conference on May 17. There, she said that newly COVID-infected people in Beijing involved Fengtai District, Fangshan District, Chaoyang District, Haidian District, Xicheng District, Daxing District, ...

Shanghai announces resumption of normal life, surprising its citizens

China 05/20/22, 02:29

Shanghai health commission official Zhao Dandan said at a news conference on May 17 that all 16 districts in the city have fully achieved Zero-Covid at the community level. As a result, they would gradually resume everyday life and production activities. The statement comes a day after Shanghai vowed to gradually ...

China’s Zero-Covid hurt e-commerce, JD.com reports heavy losses

Economy 05/20/22, 02:24

China’s strict Covid-19 lockdowns have severely impacted the country’s e-commerce through disrupted logistics and dampened demand. On May 17, JD.com, a leading supply chain-based technology and service provider, announced its unaudited financial results for March 31, 2022. The company reported a net loss to ordinary shareholders for the first quarter of 2022 ...

China: cities closed, massive protests and economy fell to a 30-year low

Economy 05/19/22, 10:30

To fight the omicron variant, China closed Shanghai in March. Currently, the number of cities under lockdown has reached dozens. With many shutdowns happening across Beijing, some people are now worried about a possible total lockdown in Beijing. Beijing authorities assure that they have enough supplies to meet people's needs and continue ...

WHO: Omicron undermines China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy

China 05/19/22, 10:22

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, condemned China's "zero-COVID" strategy as "not sustainable" during a press conference on Tuesday, May 17. In Shanghai, where many citizens have been under lockdown for six weeks, the relentless and often chaotic application of zero-COVID has sparked a great deal of discontent and led to food ...

The U.S. and Japan committed to jointly detering China at Tokyo summit

China 05/19/22, 10:21

According to Nikkei Asia, Japan and the U.S. have worked on the wording of a joint statement for a Tokyo summit meeting on Monday. The two countries will announce a cooperation policy to "deter and respond to" China's activities in the Indo-Pacific region. In the joint statement, the U.S. will reaffirm ...

Covid outbreak difficult to control, Beijing closes many places

China 05/19/22, 10:16

The Covid pandemic continues to expand in Beijing, forcing authorities to close many places but are not announcing a lockdown. According to a U.S.-based media, four districts in the Chinese capital, including Chaoyang and Fengtai, have urgently announced an extension of control measures and continue to adopt lockdown-like management and implement ...

Four CCP officials died suddenly within two weeks

China 05/19/22, 10:11

According to Da Ji Yuan, from April 27 to May 11, four CCP officials suddenly died, most of them under 60. Since January 2021, more than 40 unnatural deaths of CCP officials have been publicly reported. The high-ranking officials' death includes:Gao Wei, Beijing Shijitan Hospital Vice President, died at 43Liu Yabin, ...