Friend-sourcing is a big blow to China’s economy: expert

Economy 05/19/22, 10:09

As the Russia-Ukraine war and the Covid-19 pandemic expose the fragility of global supply chains, the U.S. and its allies are pursuing an alternative sort of trade. The first practice is “offshoring,” which means transferring production overseas to save money. After that, “onshoring” or “reshoring” helps bring production back home to ...

China turns to old repressive approach to control pandemic

Human Rights 05/19/22, 10:06

As part of strict zero-Covid measures, China now tries to carry out an old tactic that the Chinese regime used in the past to control its citizens to fight against the ongoing pandemic. According to Beijing Daily, the state-run newspaper, authorities are now applying grid-based social management in Beijing. Beijing's Dongcheng District ...

UK announces end more than 16 million dollars of aid to China

Economy 05/19/22, 09:58

Britain’s Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, said on Tuesday, May 17, that around £13 million (over 16 million dollars) of UK aid for ‘research and innovation’ to China would end this year. Kwarteng tweeted, “We’ll work with China to tackle global challenges, but we can make a bigger difference spending UK aid ...

Multiple Chinese provinces cut international phone lines, claims scam countermeasure

Tech 05/19/22, 09:54

Recently, citizens in Zhejiang province said that calls to other countries and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan were terminated. Screenshots of the announcement from provincial mobile service provider China Mobile Zhejiang were also shared. According to state media CCTV, China Mobile Zhejiang confirmed the call block. The service provider justifies that ...

Covid-19 epidemic resurges in Sichuan, China

China 05/19/22, 09:50

The Sichuan Province Health Commission announced on May 17 that the region added 16 new confirmed cases and 73 new local asymptomatic infections. Guang’an dominates the data, accounting for 15 new cases and 72 asymptomatic ones. This large-scale outbreak took place in Linshui County, Guang’an City, turning it into strict lockdown ...

Chinese netizens questions Shanghai’s claim of easing the lockdown

China 05/19/22, 09:47

Chinese netizens are questioning Shanghai's authority about its latest Covid easing order, proving that reality is not what it seems to be. Shanghai has been going through a lockdown for two months. Earlier this week, Shanghai Deputy Mayor Chen Tong announced that from Monday, May 16, the city would be gradually ...

China Eastern crash: Black box points to intentional nosedive

China 05/19/22, 09:45

Flight data suggests someone in the cockpit crashed a China Eastern jet deliberately earlier this year. People familiar with U.S. officials' preliminary accident assessment just shared this latest news with the Wall Street Journal. On March 21, while en route from Kunming to Guangzhou, China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735 suddenly pitched ...

Shenzhen’s exports fall amid lockdown as manufacturers shift to Vietnam

Economy 05/19/22, 09:32

China's zero-Covid policy is driving global tech manufacturers and exporters to shift away from the country's tech capital of Shenzhen. They are finding alternative destinations such as Vietnam, especially during the first months of this year when China's cities are imposing lockdown measures to contain the Covid epidemic. Statistical data released ...

First case of infectious Omicron subvariant found in Guangzhou, China

China 05/19/22, 09:25

The mutant strain of Omicron BA.2.12.1 has appeared in Guangzhou city, Guangdong Province, China. This is the first time this mutant variant has surfaced in mainland China. The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on May 16. Accordingly, on April 23, a flight from Nairobi, Kenya, arrived ...

Possible reasons for China’s restrictions on international calls

Human Rights 05/19/22, 09:19

As Central News Agency reported on May 16, the international, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan voice answering functions by Zhejiang Mobile will be deactivated by default. If users want to use it, they must apply by May 20. Since August last year, Jiangxi, Hebei, Henan, Liaoning, Guizhou, and Zhejiang have all ...

China’s stock market is close to the bottom: Expert

Economy 05/19/22, 09:12

As Beijing still carries out the controversial zero-Covid policy nationwide, the Chinese stock market is close to the bottom, reflecting its economy. Top deal maker, Fan Bao, CEO of investment bank private equity firm, China Renaissance, told CNN that investment sentiment is not looking promising. China's major stock indexes both fell so ...

Harrow Beijing forced to change its British branding

China 05/18/22, 11:44

Under the new regulations imposed by China, a Beijing college affiliated with the 450-year-old English public college Harrow has been pressured to change its name. As Financial Times reported, Harrow International School Beijing will change its name to Lide. The move follows regulations announced last year. Accordingly, schools enrolling Chinese students are ...