Possible causes of fire on Tibet Airlines passenger jet

China 05/14/22, 05:50

According to Reuters, China’s Tibet Airlines veered off the runway and caught fire after an aborted takeoff in Chongqing on May 12. 113 passengers and 9 crew members had been evacuated with no deaths. However, 36 passengers with minor injuries, such as bruises and sprains, are now under hospital treatment. State media’s ...

Japan to increase intelligence sharing with ‘Five Eyes’ to counter China threat

New York 05/13/22, 12:18

The Kishida government is trying to strengthen collaboration with the information-sharing partnership Five Eyes intelligence as China becomes more active in the Indo-Pacific and the Russia-Ukraine war is threatening global security. Japan's lack of a designated intelligence agency might stymie complete collaboration with the Five Eyes, including a group of English-speaking ...

Taiwan Legislator considers China an international troublemaker

China 05/13/22, 12:14

In a video on Youtube on May 11, Taiwan legislator Wang Tingyu said that at a time when the world hates aggression, Beijing has continuously conducted multiple batches of military operations. They have transgressed in the Miyako Strait, the eastern waters of Taiwan, the western Pacific Ocean, and the airspace southwest ...

The US considers lifting China Trade Tariff’s to tame inflation

Economy 05/13/22, 12:13

U.S. inflation has reached a record high since December 1981, and President Biden said dropping China tariffs could be an option to lower consumer prices. Trump imposed tariffs on China’s imported products to punish China’s allegedly unfair trade practices. The policy protects domestic business but is about to expire this July. ...

Thousands of Shanghai people forced to live on streets due to lockdown

China 05/13/22, 12:10

China’s zero-Covid policy is keeping millions of Shanghai residents trapped indoors, and it also forces thousands of people in the financial hub to sleep on its streets. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, since Shanghai began the lockdown six weeks ago, thousands of people have become the city’s newly homeless ...

China’s food price jumped in April amid strict Covid measures

China 05/13/22, 12:10

According to the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the country's Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.1% from the prior year. This is the fastest pace in five months. Particularly, the price of agricultural produce increased significantly in April due to strict Covid-19 restrictions. Fresh vegetable prices are ...

China: clusters of COVID-19 infections in Beijing, sparking worries among residents

China 05/13/22, 12:08

Following the detection of several clusters of COVID-19 in recent days, Beijing continues to tighten COVID pandemic restrictions. China's Beijing Municipal Government Information Office organized a press conference on May 11. The topic revolves around COVID's prevention and control in Beijing. Accordingly, there are now two new clusters of COVID-19 infections among ...

After blood-red sky comes blood-red river in China

China 05/13/22, 12:05

Many abnormalities take place in China these days. Following the sudden turn of blood-red in the sky a few days ago in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, now comes the reddening of the River in Baise, Guangxi Province. According to mainland media reports, on May 10 local residents found that the water of the ...

Lack of wheat: China faces a new disaster

China 05/13/22, 11:53

Wheat harvesting season is approaching in northern China. However, in locations like Henan and Hebei, young wheat plants are being harvested for feed, and real estate developers are causing harm to wheat fields. Many videos of harvesting young wheat seedlings went viral on the Internet recently. The video shows that the ...

Chinese passenger plane with 122 onboard veers off runway, catching fire

China 05/13/22, 11:50

A Chinese passenger plane caught fire after an aborted takeoff in the southwestern city of Chongqing on May 12. China's Tibet Airlines' official Weibo account stated that at about 8 am local time, the plane's cockpit crew noticed an abnormality and halted takeoff flight number TV9833. The plane then veered off ...

China’s major developer, Sunac missed bond interest payment again

Economy 05/13/22, 11:42

According to Reuters, China's major developer, Sunac, missed coupon payment after the deadline on Wednesday. The company failed to make an interest payment of 29.5 million on a 742 million dollar offshore bond after the grace period expired. It will not likely make payments coming due on 3 other bonds. In total, ...

Potential record-breaking rainfall is sweeping across southern China

China 05/13/22, 11:34

China has recently experienced massive rainstorms in the Southern provinces.SCMP reported that meteorologists have warned this week’s rainstorms are the year’s “strongest, most extensive, and longest.” Bloomberg, citing China Meteorological Administration’s announcement, reported that some areas of Guangdong province would potentially reach a record of over 50 centimeters of rain an ...

‘One person infected, whole building isolated’: Shanghai authorities

China 05/13/22, 11:27

Shanghai has just upgraded its Covid-19 prevention and control measures. The city authorities admit to adopting household disinfection of infected residents. Moreover, they are likely to apply a stricter approach, saying “one person infected, whole building isolated.” The deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-rural Development, ...

Beijing expert says U.S.-China ties are number one challenge

China 05/13/22, 11:12

U.S.-China relations have already deteriorated before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But Beijing’s chance to rebuild its relationship with Washington is even more fragile as world powers watch its attitude to Moscow over the conflict. On May 5, the official media of the Chinese government Phoenix.com column program released the speech ...