Rare talk: Xi chides Trudeau over media leak about China-Canada relations

Insights 11/19/22, 04:18

In a rare face-to-face encounter, China’s Xi Jinping accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of inconsiderate diplomacy for detailing their conservations to the media. In this video by The Telegraph, Xi tells Trudeau via a translator, “Everything we discuss has been leaked to the paper, that’s not appropriate. And that’s not ...

The truth behind China’s super cheap 256GB SSD

Insights 11/19/22, 04:04

Prices of solid-state drives (SSD) in China have dropped significantly, ranging between $85 and $170 (600 and 1,200 yuan). Some are priced as low as $16, or even much lower during the shopping festival. I don't know if you've heard about this but recently, Kua Technology reported Chinese netizens have sparked ...

Beware! China can steal your data through upcoming Christmas gifts: expert

Insights 11/19/22, 04:02

Christmas is getting closer. Many people started buying gifts for family and friends. Aynne Kokas, an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, posted an opinion piece in Nikkei Asia. In the article, she warns that your Christmas products could create unexpected loopholes for your personal data.   She ...

China’s home prices face the biggest decline in 7 years

Insights 11/19/22, 04:00

China's new house prices declined at the fastest pace in seven years in October, reflecting the deepening crisis that prompted authorities to bail out the troubled sector a couple of days earlier.  According to Bloomberg calculation based on China's National Bureau of Statistics, the country's new-home prices fell 0.37% last month ...

Double earthquake in China, magnitude 4 in Heilongjiang and Sichuan

Disasters 11/19/22, 03:57

On November 16, the China Earthquake Network reported an earthquake in Heilongjiang with a focal depth of 600 kilometers. While in Sichuan, one of magnitude 1 occurred in Huili City, Liangshan Prefecture, with a focal depth of 16 kilometers. The China Earthquake Network reported a magnitude 4.5 earthquake in Muling town, ...

China’s economy struggled in October as COVID hits multiple sectors

Social problem 11/19/22, 03:45

China's economy had another disappointing month in October as retail sales dropped for the first time in five months and industrial output increased below expectation. The result reflects weak demand at home and abroad. Reuters cited official data from China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday showing that the country's ...

China’s local governments buckle to facilitate zero-COVID

Insights 11/19/22, 03:44

Local governments are increasingly feeling the pain from implementing Beijing’s pandemic policies. According to the Financial Times, some have stopped paying PCR test providers as they could no longer afford the mass-testing regime. The testing blitz is an integral part of China’s zero-COVID policy.  A health official told the Times, “Local governments ...

Grass-roots officials join Zhengzhou’s Foxconn plant assembly lines

Economy 11/19/22, 03:39

According to the Associated Press, grass-roots officials in Henan province have been requested to fill in the gap left by workers at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory. Since workers walked off to escape the pandemic-controlled facility, the plant has been struggling with a manpower shortage. Foxconn had earlier offered bonuses, and ...

Xi’s military is being divided; Expert points out how to make CCP fall

Insights 11/19/22, 03:33

Xi had an absolute victory at the Chinese Communist Party(CCP)'s 20th Congress. Almost all the factions opposing Xi in the CCP no longer exist. However, within Xi's faction, there are signs of cracking, especially in the military. According to Upmedia, CCP's military is currently divided into many competing groups, such as ...

Chinese intelligence officer gets 20 years for spying

Tech 11/18/22, 19:16

On November 16, an intelligence officer accused of spying for the Chinese regime was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The U.S. federal court convicted him on charges related to the theft of trade secrets and electronic espionage. This is the first case in which a Chinese intelligence officer was extradited ...