UK urges government buildings to remove Chinese security cameras in key areas

Social problem 11/28/22, 18:03

England, on November 24, directed government buildings to take off China-made surveillance systems as a precaution for security.  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden wrote in a statement that the move followed a security review, which concluded that further restrictions are needed. Dowden said, “Since security considerations are always paramount ...

China’s EV maker WM Motor cut wages 50% amid weak sales

Social problem 11/28/22, 17:47

WM Motor, once among the top four of China’s new electric vehicle (EV) startups, has recently sliced staff salaries by up to 50% amid weak sales and widening losses worsening its financial woes. Da Ji Yuan, citing an internal memo circulated online on November 22, reported that senior managers will receive ...

Beijing sets up makeshift camps as it prepares for COVID surge

Social problem 11/26/22, 09:12

Workers are building a temporary COVID quarantine facility on a residential street just south of the central business district in Beijing. Green tents can be seen in a park a few kilometers north. They could be used to house epidemic control staff.  A conference center has been transformed into a makeshift hospital. According ...

Protests erupt at Apple’s key iPhone supplier in China

Social problem 11/26/22, 08:54

Hundreds of workers protested at Apple's key supplier factory in China as they clashed with security personnel amid ongoing tensions over COVID restrictions in the country. According to Reuters, workers were seen streaming out of dormitories on Wednesday, November 23, and clashing with hazmat-suited guards. They smashed surveillance cameras and windows.  Protesters ...

China’s anti-extreme pandemic miracle app has been banned

Social problem 11/25/22, 15:11

The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) extreme pandemic prevention and control work make things like "pop-up notifications" a constant annoyance in people's lives. To counter that, a "health-code-index" app recently appeared on the famous overseas hosting service platform "GitHub." It can imitate the health code simulator of different provinces in China, ...

Protests by Foxconn employees, many arrested and beaten

Social problem 11/24/22, 15:53

On November 22, new employees from all over the country recruited by Foxconn in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, thought they had been deceived and, when attempting to leave the premises, were fired upon by police with tear gas. On the 23rd, Foxconn employees continued to protest to defend their rights, and one ...

A community threatens to ‘execute on the spot’ outsiders entering

Social problem 11/24/22, 15:19

Pandemic prevention and control mahem is regularly occurring in China, including the city of Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province. On November 20, at the entrance of a residential area in this city, there was a pandemic prevention recording that played on the loudspeakers over and over: "Any outsider who steps foot in ...

Chinese city retrieves unused land from China Evergrande

Social problem 11/24/22, 04:53

Debt-laden developer giant China Evergrande Group was forced to give back undeveloped land to Wuhan city, Hubei Province. In a special announcement on November 16, the Jiangxia District government in Wuhan said that it retrieved the land-use rights of the land parcels at the Evergrande Science and Technology Tourism City project. Wuhan ...