Hugo Boss, Lidl, and Aldi sued for using Chinese slave labor

Europe 09/08/21, 15:00

On Monday, Sept. 6, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a criminal complaint against five major German brands for using Chinese slave labor in their production chain. The ECCHR's complaint alleges that luxury clothing brand Hugo Boss, supermarket chains Lidl and Aldi, and clothing stores C&A, among ...

19 Chinese fighter jets raise alarm after entering Taiwanese air space

Asia & Pacific 09/06/21, 23:06

Chinese forces once again invaded Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sept. 5. Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense Affairs reported the Chinese regime penetrated the southwest corner of the ADIZ, north of the disputed Pratas Island. The arsenal included 10 J-16 multirole fighters, four H-6 bombers (which can carry nuclear weapons), ...

Taliban declares China is ‘main partner’ in rebuilding Afghanistan

Middle East 09/03/21, 19:30

An Afghan militant group confirmed Beijing will be its "principal partner" in the strongest indication yet of formal diplomatic relations on Sept. 1. "China will be our main partner and represents a great opportunity for us, because it is ready to invest in our country and support reconstruction efforts," Taliban spokesman ...

Hollywood-China box office market has collapsed in 2021, US share less than 10%

U.S. 08/30/21, 04:19

Hollywood's share of China's box office has allegedly plummeted to less than 10%, in a drastic shift for the big studios, as Beijing strengthens its domestic movie industry while continuing to prevent major Hollywood movies from playing in Chinese theaters. Hollywood has struggled to retain its customary dominance in the Chinese ...

US halts imports of solar panels made with possible slave labor in China

U.S. 08/28/21, 18:39

U.S. Customs has begun halting the entry of Chinese-made solar panels into the country after strong indications that they are being built with slave labor. The measures adopted by the customs authorities come after the Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) enacted in June an import ban on solar products containing ...

Major baby trafficking network denounced in China

World 08/27/21, 20:26

A huge baby trafficking network is still operating in mainland China even though investigators denounced it a year ago. A criminal organization comprising of at least 100 operators across several provinces, and Weifang city hospitals were at large on Aug. 26. This was despite volunteer investigator Shangguan Zhengyi's efforts to shut ...

Wuhan virus: ‘Ground zero’ locals raid supermarkets as rising Delta variant infections spark lockdown fears

News 08/06/21, 18:27

Conditions in Wuhan, the birthplace of the Chinese coronavirus have worsened to the point where official propaganda source the Global Times couldn't hide the current outbreak's "bombshell" devastation on Wednesday. It cited deserted streets, locals stockpiling food, and citywide lockdown measures. A countrywide outbreak of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus (Coronavirus) ...

Lockdowns back on in China as more Delta cases detected

News 08/03/21, 16:02

After months of mass testing and travel curbs and with no sign of the Delta variant abating, China is putting millions under lockdown again. As of Monday, August 2, the country had reported infected cases in 20 cities and more than a dozen provinces, increasing from 15 last week. Monday also ...

China flooding: Death toll exceeds 300

World 08/02/21, 16:03

China on Monday, August 2 confirmed the updated death toll of the recent floods, which had escalated to more than 302 victims, and 50 others remain missing.  The central region of China was hit with torrential rains on July 20, which in sequence came along with devastating floods that caused landslides ...

Ancient city in China hit by massive sandstorm

China 07/27/21, 03:35

On Sunday, July 25, just after 3 pm local time, a massive sandstorm approached a historic city in China's northwestern region, devouring its buildings and covering everything in dust. According to the regional meteorological department, a sandstorm of more than 100-meter height has swept across Dunhuang City in China's Gansu Province, ...

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