Beijing announces 30 infected cases right after organizing a marathon

Social problem 11/11/22, 04:17

After a three-year hiatus, on November 6, Beijing held a large-scale marathon in Tiananmen Square with 30,000 participants. The shared videos show the massive crowd participating. Some of the participants wore masks, while some did not. When the competition started, many people took off their masks to run. However, unfortunately, on that ...

China deepens its financial foothold in Latin America

Social problem 11/11/22, 04:09

China's financial presence in Latin America is growing, according to the latest data. Chinese capital and corporate brands are pouring into South America more than ever. It happened after a series of crises in South America, along with the U.S. refusing to accept it as an alternative to the problematic Asia-centric ...

Dabai beat residents, 7 people held in administrative detention, people disgruntled

Disasters 11/10/22, 14:56

Violent incidents arising from the pandemic prevention policy in China continue to occur. On November 7, there was an incident of Dabai (anti-pandemic staff wearing a white protective suit) beating residents in Lanshan district, Linyi city, Shandong province. Officials said that there were conflicts between community anti-pandemic workers and residents, and seven ...

Massive escape of students from university in Zhengzhou, China

Social problem 11/10/22, 12:34

Images of workers fleeing the Foxconn factory facilities in Zhengzhou, China, to escape health restrictions and conditions during isolation continue to circulate in the media and social media, giving a glimpse of what it is like in the country with the world's toughest zero-Covid policies. The determination of employees to ...

Despite ‘Zero COVID’ policy, China’s cases hit a six-month high

Social problem 11/08/22, 23:34

The number of new COVID infections in China reached its highest level in six months, a day after health officials said they would continue implementing strict COVID limitations. The National Health Commission reported 4,420 new locally transmitted COVID infections on Saturday, which is a rise from the 3,659 new local cases ...

As Confucius Institutes go down, Luban Workshops are on the rise

Social problem 11/08/22, 23:21

The Chinese government is offering countries training centers. No, it's not the now notorious Confucius Institute that Western nations are trying to uproot. Through the Belt and Road Initiative, developing countries accept Beijing's Luban Workshop, named after Luban, a famous craftsman in Chinese history. They provide free vocational training centers to ...

Unicom-Tencent partnership: Cooperation or state company swallowing private firm

Social problem 11/08/22, 22:29

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) congress, the partnership between large state-owned enterprises and private companies is accelerating. According to a U.S.-based news outlet, China’s large state-owned telecom companies, including China Unicom, China Mobile, and China Telecom, have recently signed cooperation agreements with large private groups, including Tencent, JD.com, and Alibaba. On ...

Wave of young Chinese graduates leave state-run institutions

Social problem 11/08/22, 22:26

The “zero-COVID” policy caused unheard-of economic turmoil, resulting in record numbers of young Chinese graduates applying for the civil service exam to get the state’s safe rice bowl. However, they regretted the decision after working there for a short while. A citizen named Wang shared with Sixth Tone that after working ...