Shenzhen officials deny rumors, then impose lockdown of millions

Social problem 09/07/22, 16:12

Authorities in the city of Shenzhen have decided to impose a lockdown on eight districts, confining tens of millions of residents to their homes, as China continues to double down on its zero-COVID strategy. The districts include Longhua, Longgang, Luohu, Futian, Nanshan, Bao'an, Guangming and Pingshan. According to Chinese-language media, the lockdown ...

Experts reveal real reasons for electricity crisis in China

Social problem 09/07/22, 16:06

Since July, the extreme heat and accompanying drought have severely dried up the Yangtze river and thus impacted power generation at many key hydroelectric stations, causing an energy crunch in different parts across China. The southwestern province of Sichuan , China's biggest hydropower producer, suffered the most facing the worst drought ...

Canada suspects poisoning at a Chinese restaurant, 12 hospitalized

Social problem 09/07/22, 15:50

According to York Region Public Health, people who ate food from Delight Restaurant & BBQ on Castlemore Avenue in Markham and have symptoms should seek medical attention. Health officials warned the public against consuming two Mr.Right branded products that they believe were contaminated with aconitum, a highly toxic alkaloid found in ...

Shenzhen pandemic control upgrading; residents can’t buy medicines

Social problem 09/07/22, 15:45

The pandemic situation in Shenzhen continues to heat up. Some hospitals and clinics have been closed. Many more streets were blocked. Some citizens criticized the authorities for the unreasonable control; others complain that their livelihoods have been affected. The official reports confirmed 87 new positive cases in Shenzhen on September 1. ...

TikTok tied to the CCP, bans 11 pro-speech organizations

Social problem 09/07/22, 13:18

If you love TikTok, check your political standpoint, as the Chinese viral app may not like it if you hold conservative views.  According to a recent report by the Media Research Center, China's viral TikTok app has been excluding users based on their political stance, particularly those standing on the other ...

Chongqing; parents get COVID test; 3-yr-old boy falls from building

Social problem 09/07/22, 10:32

According to mainland media reports, a 3-year-old boy was unconscious after falling from a building in Shapingba District, Chongqing. Videos posted on the internet show that many residents witnessed the heartbreaking scene. A woman in a black top was holding a head-ịnjured and senseless child in her arm. She looked ...

Shanghai parents arrested for exam leak, Why take the risk?

Social problem 09/07/22, 10:22

Last month, a senior high school entrance exam in Shanghai leaked again. Changing lives by doing better on tests might be a luxury for Chinese kids.  On August 22, the Pudong police department in Shanghai said on Weibo that two female suspects named Zhou, 39, and Dr. Cai, 47, were friends. ...

Chinese young people cry over difficult job opportunities

Social problem 09/07/22, 08:20

Young people in China have been struggling to find jobs after the government’s Zero-Covid policy severely damaged the world’s second-largest economy.  In January 2022, China’s youth unemployment rate reached 15.3%. In July, the rate increased to 19.9%, more than three times the national average of 5.4% and the highest since January 2018. ...

Hunan: Students injured during military training at University

Social problem 09/07/22, 04:43

On August 29, a viral video of the Hunan University military training instructor hitting students attracted public attention. The footage showed many students squatting on the stadium's ground, and an instructor kicked students many times. A student taking part in military training wrote on Weibo: He is a freshman in the 2022 ...

Salaries of young Chinese do not equal the older people’s pension

Social problem 09/07/22, 04:28

Recently, there has been information that young people’s income, those who have worked for a few years, is not equal to their parents’ pension. This information has spawned lively discussions. Some people think this is fair because the parent generation worked very hard. Others say it’s unfair that retirees earn more ...