China continues to expand and wants to expel the US from the Pacific, says expert

China 11/28/22, 18:39

China's Minister of Public Security recently held a video conference with some Pacific island nations to discuss cooperation with the Chinese police. According to Sound of Hope, Taiwanese commentator Wu Jialong said that the Chinese public security minister's actions were part of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) global expansion strategy, including ...

30 IELTS test locations canceled due to COVID in just one month

Social problem 11/28/22, 18:36

According to Apollo News, a series of IELTS test locations in China have been canceled. The reason given is the requirement for COVID pandemic control.  IELTS is a renowned English language test for study, migration, or work. The test center of Renmin University notified that IELTS exams had been canceled on ...

Zhengzhou: 5-day COVID lockdown imposed after protest at iPhone factory

Social problem 11/28/22, 18:32

Zhengzhou, the 6-million-resident city in central China, has been put under lockdown. The move came after a large number of workers from Foxconn—China’s largest iPhone assembly factory—confronted armed police. According to Agence France-Presse, Zhengzhou authorities listed eight city districts as high-risk areas. As a result, residents are required to stay home, ...

‘Accompanying doctor’: An in-demand occupation in China

Morality 11/28/22, 18:29

According to information released by the Ministry of the Interior, the number of single adults living alone in China was about 92 million by 2021. They often seem free and live comfortably, but they can feel vulnerable when they suffer an illness. When people get sick, they often want someone to ...

Panic buying as restrictions spread across Beijing

Social problem 11/28/22, 18:25

The COVID outbreak in Beijing continues to heat up as the surge in COVID cases has left the streets of this capital city empty. In addition, grocery delivery services are overwhelmed. As a result, swathes of the Chinese capital are under lockdown to varying degrees.  China reaches another record high in ...

Beijing city is gradually coming to a standstill with more lockdowns: Report

Insights 11/28/22, 18:19

As many business activities are closed, Beijing is near a standstill, and residents face restrictions. Meanwhile, mega-cities are under intense pressure as COVID infections surged to a record high across the country.  According to CNBC, on Friday, many apartment buildings in Beijing prohibited residents from leaving for at least several days. ...

US to shun new imports and sales from Huawei, ZTE

China 11/28/22, 18:18

The U.S. prohibits imports and sales of new communications equipment from Chinese producers Huawei and ZTE unless authorized. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission reached a consensus to roll out the measure on November 25. They have also agreed to ban authorizations of surveillance cameras from Dahua, Hikvision, and Hytera. All five Chinese ...

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years behind bars

Corruption 11/28/22, 18:15

Popular Chinese pop star Kris Wu has been sentenced to 13 years in jail after a Beijing court determined that he was guilty of sexual offenses, including rape. In an official Weibo account announced that on November 25, the Beijing Chaoyang Court convicted Wu of exploiting three drunken women at his ...

China is accelerating automation pace in manufacturing

Insights 11/28/22, 18:04

Last year, the number of robots installed in Chinese factories was almost as high as in other countries worldwide. According to the WSJ, shipments of industrial robots to China will increase by 45% in 2021 from the previous year. The country is currently the world's largest market for robot manufacturers. The shrinking ...

UK urges government buildings to remove Chinese security cameras in key areas

Social problem 11/28/22, 18:03

England, on November 24, directed government buildings to take off China-made surveillance systems as a precaution for security.  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden wrote in a statement that the move followed a security review, which concluded that further restrictions are needed. Dowden said, “Since security considerations are always paramount ...

China still trying to maintain the zero-COVID policy, expert

Insights 11/28/22, 18:02

Some localities in China have been easing COVID-19 prevention measures, such as reducing the number of days of isolation or not requiring the presentation of a negative COVID-19 test certificate when visiting public places. However, the latest signal from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) shows that the ruling power in China ...

China’s local authorities face intense pressure of debt maturity

In-depth Reports 11/28/22, 18:01

According to Bloomberg, there are growing signs that China’s local authorities are facing worrying debt burdens. Thirty-one provincial authorities in China now have outstanding debts close to the risk threshold of 120% of income from its Ministry of Finance. Those crossing that debt level will face more borrowing restrictions, limiting potential ...