Shanghai blames foreign conspiracy for residents’ anger over lockdown

China 05/17/22, 02:15

China seeks to contain people’s grievances over the Covid lockdown in Shanghai by accusing foreign forces of inciting local protests. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has collected numerous short videos showing Chinese people are angry and frustrated with the Covid-19 lockdown in Shanghai. The videos, shared online, show officials trying to ...

92 subway stations in Beijing closed, creating travel difficulties for citizens

Economy 05/17/22, 01:59

China is battling its biggest COVID outbreak using lockdowns, quarantine, and mass testing. Beijing is extending the strict control measures under the 'zero COVID' policy and recently closed 92 subway stations. Citizens have complained that the regime has made it harder to travel. Wudaokou Metro Station in Haidian District, Beijing was ...

Economist: Current epidemic impacts China’s 2022 economy

Economy 05/17/22, 01:57

According to Sina Finance, the 2022 Tsinghua Wudaokou Chief Economist Forum, “2022 in Turmoil—Global and Chinese Economic and Policy Outlook,” was held on May 14. According to Ting Lu, Chief Economist at Nomura Securities, the current epidemic’s economic impact in China is similar to the early stages of the outbreak in ...

Taiwan is stepping up measures to counter China’s propaganda tricks

China 05/17/22, 01:53

Taipei Times on May 16 cited a source saying that the Taiwan government is boosting measures to cope with China's cognitive warfare, which means the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brainwashing propaganda campaigns. According to the Taiwan news outlet, China has trained local Internet celebrities to help it spread propaganda as part ...

Beijing’s model of zero-COVID policy

China 05/17/22, 00:45

Although China remains resolute on its zero-COVID policy, it does not mean it is not making any adjustments. Beijing has by far departed from Shanghai's old trail of pandemic control. The financial hub abruptly implemented a citywide lockdown with no regard for residents of its actual effective length. That also came ...

City in China announces extreme disinfection measures, triggers criticism

Human Rights 05/17/22, 00:43

Many people have expressed their disappointment after a city in China announced extreme measures to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.Officials in Dandong City, Liaoning Province, released a message in April. They said they needed to enter the residents' houses to conduct disinfection. SecretChina citing the mainland China media, reported that Dandong City ...

Shanghai faces skepticism for its return to normal plan on June 1

China 05/17/22, 00:05

Shanghai is phasing down the painful lockdown measures that have lasted more than six weeks. The authority stated that life could return to normal from June 1 to mid-and late June if there is no rebound in cases. Shang Deputy Mayor Zong Ming said the city would reopen in stages starting ...

China ditches global Covid summit with Taiwan’s presence

China 05/16/22, 23:59

China ditched Covid-19 global summit hosted by the U.S. because Taiwan was invited. Former Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-Jen joined in the second Global Covid-19 Summit on May 12 with a pre-recorded speech. In the speech, Chen brought out Taiwan's contribution to the global fight against the Covid pandemic. He praised Taiwan as ...