Japan refuses to help China under US export control

Insights 12/04/22, 16:47

In early October, the Biden administration published new export restrictions to hinder the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ability to purchase and use U.S. technology for manufacturing high-end chips for military development, artificial intelligence, and supercomputers. However, due to the complexity of international supply chains, the U.S. must have the complementary commitment ...

Asia’s factory activity shrinks due to China lockdown

Economy 12/04/22, 16:44

According to an Epoch Times survey report, on December 1, business sentiment decreased the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in most of Asia in November. It is said to be the result of the “zero-COVID” policy caused by the CCP, which has led to a decline in global demand. The report ...

Rare scene: Chinese police refuse arbitrary zero-COVID enforcement

Insights 12/04/22, 16:42

In a new manifestation of China’s zero-COVID struggle, Chinese law enforcement has been captured intervening with pandemic officials instead of assisting them as usual. This person in protective clothing is escorted to the police car after questioning if they had any authority to stop them from conducting their duties. As ...

China’s home sales and housing prices down further in November

Economy 12/04/22, 16:36

According to Bloomberg, China's home sales kept decreasing while housing prices dropped in November, challenging the regime's effort to handle the crisis in the property market.  The news outlet cited data from China Real Estate Information Corp, reporting that new-home sales of the top 100 developers fell to nearly $79 billion, ...

‘Like wild cats and dogs’: Sichuan woman gives birth outside hospital

Insights 12/04/22, 16:33

China's 'zero COVID' policy involves widespread lockdowns, travel restrictions and mass testing. Up to now, China is the only major country in the world that still pursues that policy. Its strategy to curb the virus transmission causes repeated disruption of social and economic activity.The country's 'zero COVID' policy has caused ...

China’s traditional tea-making recognized as intangible cultural heritage

Insights 12/04/22, 16:31

Tea is one of the most common drinks in Chinese people’s daily life. It is usually served in families, workplaces, tea houses, restaurants, and temples. Therefore, drinking tea has become an indispensable part of Chinese life and culture.  China’s State Council reported on November 30 that its traditional tea-making successfully entered ...

Chinese universities are simultaneously forcing all students to go home

Insights 12/04/22, 16:28

According to a Mainland media report, on December 1, China's Harbin Institute of Technology recently switched to online learning and even chartered planes to send students home. The prestigious Tsinghua University has informed students about taking a winter holiday in advance or switching to online learning and urged students to return ...

Anger and political awakening of middle class threaten the Chinese regime

Insights 12/04/22, 16:26

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has rigidly stuck to its harsh "zero-COVID" policies, increasing public anger. Young professionals and university students primarily fought in recent protests. However, many people think that the middle class has been ignored, but they are a force that can contribute to political change. China's middle class is ...

Leaked recording! China’s regime wants to change Zero-COVID policy

Insights 12/04/22, 16:25

On November 30, an audio recording of a pandemic prevention meeting at Shifang High School, Shifang City, Sichuan Province, was leaked. The content of the recording, shared by the Twitter account @whyyoutouzhele, shows that major changes are about to take place in pandemic prevention and control in China. According to Sound of ...

China’s threat forces US to defend its workers, businesses

China 12/04/22, 16:19

According to CNBC, U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo made a speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday, November 30.   Raimondo said that over the past decade, China’s leaders have clarified that they do not plan to pursue political and economic reform. However, she said that it’s clear that China has prioritized ...

Behind the $60 billion mega gas deal between China and Qatar

In-depth Reports 12/04/22, 16:13

Qatar usually stays in the middle of the U.S. and China, following a cautious diplomatic route. But in recent months, Qatar seems to be moving closer to China as the world's energy needs have become more critical under the Russia-Ukraine war. That's the view of Simon Watkins from Oilprice.com.  The most ...