13 countries proposed support Taiwan attending the World Health Assembly

China 05/18/22, 11:39

According to CNA, the World Health Organization (WHO) principal legal officer, Steven Solomon, confirmed that more than ten nations had submitted a proposal to invite Taiwan to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer. The 75th WHA is about to occur in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 22. The WHO held ...

Germany’s policy is pro-Japanese and no longer pro-China

China 05/18/22, 11:38

On May 9, Chinese President Xi Jinping called German Chancellor Olaf Scholz shortly after his April visit to Japan. Xi hopes that Germany can maintain Merkel's pro-China economic policies. Scholz's first visit to an Asian country was to Japan, not China, unlike his predecessor. Scholz remarked on April 28 at a ...

Residents of Sichuan province complain about supply shortages amid outbreak

China 05/18/22, 11:28

The COVID outbreak has hit Linshui County and the Guang’an City of Sichuan Province. As a result, Linshui County residents are now complaining about a shortage of necessary supplies. Notably, the residents mentioned above queued for nucleic acid testing on May 16. It is reported that since May 9, Guang’an City has ...

Tianjin’s epidemic heating up, city gradually limits movement

China 05/18/22, 10:54

The epidemic situation in Tianjin has worsened, with some metro stations closing temporarily and numerous areas in Tianjin's Dongli and Beichen districts under control. Every resident takes COVID tests, and students take online lessons at home. On May 16, the Tianjin Rail Operation Weibo posted notices that metro line 3 and ...

China’s unemployment rate reaches highest since the pandemic started

China 05/18/22, 10:16

According to data from China's National Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate in April increased to 6.1 percent, the highest since February 2020, when the pandemic first started. The population's unemployment rate for those aged 16-24 surged to 18.2 percent in April. The unemployment rate in many key cities increased to 6.7 ...

Chinese expert worried about China’s 2 trillion dollars in overseas assets

China 05/18/22, 10:13

China’s aggressive behaviors against Taiwan and in the South China Sea raise concerns among financial experts about the country’s overseas assets. The sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and its allies have given them a reference example. The PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University, held a forum at the ...

Chinese anti-epidemic workers protest against bad treatment, beg for food

Insights 05/18/22, 10:12

Recently, a short video posted on Twitter shows a crowd of Chinese medical workers in protective suits holding banners and protesting for better treatment on the street. They are usually called "Dabai" or literally "Big Whites" for their common appearance. According to the video uploader, these "Big Whites" work at China ...

China’s April economic indicators deteriorate amid lockdown

Economy 05/18/22, 09:56

The National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBSC) recently announced that China’s economy is facing a downturn as both global and domestic impacts are higher than expected. In addition, Chinese media outlet CFI reported a reduction in April fiscal revenue at some places. Shenzhen fell 44% year-on-year, Suzhou fell by 49.6%, ...

Guizhou: torrential hail floods into supermarkets, turns streets into glacier

China 05/18/22, 09:56

According to the Chinese ZhenShiJi channel, Qinglong County, Guizhou province, experienced torrential hails on May 06. The 10-minute-long hail turned streets into a glacier. At the same time, the hail flooded into supermarkets and made the goods float. Residents said they had never witnessed any hail as big as this one.Some even ...

China warns retired Party members not to cause trouble before the 20th national congress

China 05/18/22, 09:49

The Beijing regime requires all regions and departments not to discuss the Central Committee arbitrarily. According to a Radio Free Asia report on May 16, Chinese state media Xinhua News published an official document prohibiting retired party leaders from discussing the Party Central Committee’s significant policies, disseminating politically negative remarks, or ...

Mountain collapses in Guizhou, 3 elderly lose contact

China 05/18/22, 08:05

Chinese mainland media The Paper reported a mountain collapse occurred in Zhijin County, Bijie City, Guizhou Province at about 12:00 on May 8. A search and rescue team was deployed to the scene right afterward. Three elderly from two families have lost contact in the incident. The rescue team’s investigation reported that ...

Lockdown hits Shanghai airports, passenger traffic falls nearly 99% in April

Economy 05/18/22, 08:02

China's strict measures to contain the Covid outbreak have had a severe impact on the airline industry. In its financial hub of Shanghai, airports nearly froze due to its lockdown. Shanghai Airport Group owns Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Airport. On Monday, May 16, the group released a briefing on transportation and production ...

Foreign lawyer in Shanghai: starving dogs and cats cry all night

Insights 05/18/22, 07:51

Jared T Nelson is an expat lawyer and the CEO of Pathway Compliance. He is spending his days in lockdown in Shanghai. Nelson often shares his miserable living situation, including the starvation of left-behind pets. In a Tweet on May 16, Nelson’s 56th day in lockdown, he described the life in ...

People fear a prolonged lockdown after China withdraws from hosting Asian Cup

Football 05/18/22, 06:07

As Reuters reported, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced China’s withdrawal from its hosting rights for the 2023 Asian Cup. The rationale behind this decision is the exceptional conditions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. After discussing it extensively, China and AFC reached that decision. AFC praises Chinese authorities for making a ...