Inner Mongolia woman fined $28 for picking up garbage 

According to Chinese media, the Daobei Police Department of Inner Mongolia announced that at 3 a.m. on October 12, a woman was fined for “illegally scavenging” as she was found picking up garbage. It became a hot topic on social media.

Local police said the woman was Liu, a resident of Manzhouli City. She did not know the strict waste management rules of Manzhouli City and continued to pick up garbage. For this, she was fined 200 yuan (about $28) according to the law.

According to city regulations, garbage has the potential to cause diseases, so it is strictly forbidden for people to pick up garbage arbitrarily, and the storage of waste is strictly controlled. 

However, many people think this punishment is unreasonable. According to Sohu, many believe this woman may have a special situation if she has to pick up garbage in the cold weather at 3 a.m. For many people, 200 yuan is not much. But that amount is too much for someone who has to live by picking up garbage. They suggest that the authorities should be more flexible and attentive to these people.

Jiangsu: ‘1 case is abnormal’, 1.03 million on lockdown

The Chinese government’s zero COVID policy is getting stricter on the eve of an important event, the 20th National Party Congress.

According to The Paper, on the afternoon of October 12, an abnormal nucleic acid test result was discovered in Pei 沛 County, Jiangsu Province 江苏. Subsequently, the authorities decided to implement the 3-day static management of 1.03 million people from October 13.

This is the general policy previously known as lockdown, including “external containment, internal recovery and zero-COVID”.

Ireland and Spain to investigate covert Chinese overseas police stations

In the wake of news that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had set up at least 50 so-called “police stations” in other countries, Ireland and Spain have reportedly opened investigations into Chinese police stations placed in the country.

According to a report by the non-governmental human rights organization Safeguard Defenders, China used its police stations to expand the tentacles of the regime abroad.

On October 8, the Irish Times reported that, in response to parliamentary questions about Chinese police operations in Dublin, the Irish government said it was in talks with the Chinese embassy to resolve the issue and “to ensure compliance with international and domestic law.”

On October 9, “El Correo” also reported that the Ministry of the Interior in Spain admitted it was investigating the incident. Of all the overseas countries infiltrated by the CCP police, Spain has the largest number of CCP police stations.

Although China has informed that the “fugitives” it has extradited are transnational criminals who have committed financial fraud or transferred money, in reality, many countries fear that the Chinese government is targeting dissidents.

According to research released in July by Freedom House, a Washington-based NGO, “the authoritarian regime in China conducts the world’s most sophisticated, comprehensive, and far-reaching campaign of transnational repression.” The research adds that it targets people in at least 36 countries.

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