Suzhou, China: Police contains residents breaching the COVID blockade

News 04/26/22, 23:39

According to a recently emerged footage, some residents have started to try to escape the lockdown in Kunshan city, Suzhou province, 100 km west of Shanghai. Local police challenge their attempt. The recorded incident occurred in the Zhonghuayuan community, where citizens attempted to bypass the iron fences. A resident from the ...

Shanghai lockdown: The plight of a migrant worker

News 04/26/22, 05:27

Shanghai, China, the 25 million citizens city, recorded almost 2.500 new cases, with only 51 new deaths on Sunday, April 24. While the world copes with the pandemic by moving into living with the virus, China still maintains a strict Zero-Covid policy. Going through the most extended lockdown for almost a ...

Despite Shanghai’s openness, an expat struggles to leave city during lockdown

News 04/26/22, 05:20

Shanghai has promised to facilitate foreigners seeking to leave the country during the city’s stringent lockdown. According to an expatriate, such a wish might not be as easily achieved. As Chinese language news media Xin Tang Ren reported, the Shanghai Epidemic Prevention and Control Center said on April 17 that foreigners ...

The day a group of people changed the course of China and the CCP’s history

Insights 04/26/22, 04:57

Twenty-three years ago in China, a surprisingly peaceful and courageous protest took place by a group of people who wanted to safeguard their freedom of belief and prevent persecution by the Chinese regime. On April 25, 1999, about 10,000 people demonstrated peacefully near the Zhongnanhai government compound in Beijing. These people ...

Goods piled up in Shanghai port, affecting German firms

Economy 04/26/22, 04:54

According to the Deutsche Welle, on April 23, Siegfried Russwurm, president of the Federation of German Industries, said that German firms' production process would be disrupted in the coming weeks. This interruption is expected because China’s Shanghai port is currently piling up with cargo, as Shanghai has been under tight lockdown ...

China punishes 3 top financial veterans in one day

China 04/26/22, 00:40

China punishes 3 top financial veterans in one day According to Apollo News, Beijing hit three banking veterans in one day, speeding up its crackdown on finance. This move comes before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CCP). Banking executives under Beijing's investigation include Tian Huiyu, former secretary ...

Japan: Pacific community should keep an eye on China

China 04/26/22, 00:35

China is mounting a massive power play in the Pacific and is causing alarm bells to ring for Japan and its allies. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on April 23 that they are closely watching Beijing's move against Pacific island nations. On April 19, China signed a security deal with the ...

Shanghai fences up to block residents inside Covid ‘sealed areas’

News 04/26/22, 00:31

Shanghai authorities have recently installed metal fences outside residential buildings and shops. As a result, residents were banned from leaving those areas. The move came after China continues to pursue its "zero COVID" policy to tame the pandemic. BBC reported that government workers erected barriers around buildings designated as "sealed areas." The ...

Shanghai Covid outbreak increases fear of a Beijing lockdown

News 04/26/22, 00:30

On April 25, the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission reported 51 new Covid deaths, bringing the total number to 138. This is an increase of 39 from the previous day. There are 196 critical cases in designated medical institutions and 23 in serious condition. Despite weeks of lockdowns, roughly 5% of new ...

‘Shanghai was a lesson’: Beijing residents buy food out of panic

News 04/26/22, 00:28

According to Reuters, residents in Chaoyang district, Beijing, have started stocking up on groceries. The panic comes after district authorities designated the area as 'high-risk' on Sunday, April 24, and ruled out that its residents must take three COVID tests this week. Chinese officials have assured citizens that food supplies are ...

China: Strict lockdown brings big chaos, residents gather to protest

News 04/26/22, 00:26

With tens of thousands of new cases reported every day, Shanghai has become the epicenter of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in mainland China. The Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of around 19,400 new COVID infections in the city on April 24. The figure was much higher, at roughly 23 thousand ...

Beijing reports multiple outbreaks

News 04/25/22, 01:14

According to Chinese state media CCTV, Beijing said at a press conference on April 23 that there had been COVID-19 detections from separate places in the capital. The Chinese capital detected a total of 20 COVID-positive cases between April 22 and April 23. Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Centre for ...