Extreme weather hits China in a week; waist-high flood waters forced driver to swim to escape

Extreme weather hits China in a week; waist-high flood waters forced driver to swim to escape

Spotlight on China 2022-08-14 08:08:11

0:00 Qingdao: waist-high flood waters made a man swim to escape
0:45 Torrential rain hits Zhongyang, Shanxi, at least 6 people washed away
1:21 Scorching heat waves in Anhui province, pigs suffer from heat stroke
2:15 Hail falls in Qinghai, injuring people and livestock
2:55 Sudden landslide occurs in Xinjiang, casualties unknown

Protests in Luoyang: Owners of unfinished buildings kneel, pleading for the regime’s intervention

Protests in Luoyang: Owners of unfinished buildings kneel, pleading for the regime’s intervention

Spotlight on China 2022-08-14 06:37:26

Recently, buyers of unfinished homes in Luoyang City, Henan Province, took to the streets to protest. They accused the project of being suspended for eight months. However, bank officials believe the authorities are unwilling to solve the problem.

Secret behind China's new world-largest tunnel: Develop economy or save Three Gorges Dam? Episode 1

Secret behind China's new world-largest tunnel: Develop economy or save Three Gorges Dam? Episode 1

Spotlight on China 2022-08-14 03:41:11

Since its construction began in 1994, the Three Gorges Dam, China's largest hydroelectric dam and also the world-largest dam, has dramatically drawn worldwide attention. So far, the dam has remained the world's most controversial construction.

Twenty-eight years on, and Beijing recently boasted about another world first. China began construction of the new tunnel project named Yinjiangbuhan on July 7 designed to send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing.

The tunnel will run a total of 870 miles long, connecting the Three Gorges Dam to the Han River and then on to Beijing, and parts will go as deep as 3,300 feet underground. It will be much longer than the Päijänne tunnel in Finland, which is currently the longest continuous rock tunnel in the world.

Beijing pledged 118 million assistance to Nepal; next victim of China's regime

Beijing pledged 118 million assistance to Nepal; next victim of China's regime

Spotlight on China 2022-08-14 02:37:49

According to Business Today's report on August 11, China's regime vows to provide Nepal with $118 million. Reacting to this information, Chinese people expressed concern for Nepal.

5 rural banks in Henan and Anhui suspected of serious crimes: China banking watchdog

5 rural banks in Henan and Anhui suspected of serious crimes: China banking watchdog

Spotlight on China 2022-08-14 02:09:04

China's Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission—the top anti-corruption watchdog—on August 12 said five rural banks in Henan and Anhui are suspected of serious crimes involving banking fraud that left thousands of bank customers unable to withdraw their money.

Accounts of Shenzhen depositors inexplicably frozen, banks response sparks anger

Accounts of Shenzhen depositors inexplicably frozen, banks response sparks anger

Spotlight on China 2022-08-14 01:38:40

Several depositors in the Chinese city of Shenzhen reported that their bank accounts were inexplicably frozen. A local bank’s response provoked outrage and condemnation from netizens

Five Chinese state owned companies to delist from New York Stock Exchange

Five Chinese state owned companies to delist from New York Stock Exchange

Spotlight on China 2022-08-14 01:07:05

Five Chinese state-owned companies to delist from New York Stock Exchange

Latvia, Estonia quit China-East European forum, US supports their decision

Latvia, Estonia quit China-East European forum, US supports their decision

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 23:44:49

The Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries forum has recently encountered protests from Latvia and Estonia. As if it were a joint decision, both countries announced the termination of their participation in the platform.

Shanxi, China, suffers the biggest flash flood in 30 years

Shanxi, China, suffers the biggest flash flood in 30 years

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 13:28:29

Heavy rain and flash floods hit multiple areas in Shanxi Province on Wednesday, causing damage to houses, roads, and farmland. Billowing floods also washed away many cars. Ningxiang Town and Jinluo Town were the most severely affected in the region.

China censors a popular medical site for doubting a herbal COVID treatment

China censors a popular medical site for doubting a herbal COVID treatment

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 13:24:52

Lilac Garden, or DXY, a popular Chinese medical information site, was banned and fined after posting an article questioning the effectiveness of a regime-promoted herbal COVID treatment. The drug trademark Lianhua Qingwen is a herbal remedy marketed for fever and sore throats.

China’s Xiaopeng Motors electric car again involved a deadly accid

China’s Xiaopeng Motors electric car again involved a deadly accid

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 13:10:15

On August 10, a netizen uploaded a video of a Xiaopeng P7 involved in a rear-end collision accident. The Xiaopeng P7 was being driven in assisted driving mode on an elevated road in Ningbo it crashed into a broken-down car ahead, resulting in the death of the driver of the front car.

China's chip industry keeps taking a hit as two directors of SMIC resign

China's chip industry keeps taking a hit as two directors of SMIC resign

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 10:53:30

China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. (SMIC) on Thursday, August 11, announced the resignation of its two board members; co-CEO Zhao Haijun and independent director William Tudor Brown.

China sends 10,000 medical workers to support Hainan, testing lines stretches 5 kilometers

China sends 10,000 medical workers to support Hainan, testing lines stretches 5 kilometers

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 10:24:21

Despite the closure, Hainan island couldn’t prevent the spread of the COVID virus. According to People’s Daily, Hainan recorded 5,000 COVID cases on August 12.

Beijing authorities sent 10,000 medical staff from 19 provinces and two emergency medical teams to take over Fang Cabin Hospital in Hainan.

Hackers sell Shanghai QR code information of 48.5 million citizens online

Hackers sell Shanghai QR code information of 48.5 million citizens online

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 10:17:15

According to Liberty Times Net, a hacker claims to have obtained the personal information of 48.5 million users of a COVID-19 health QR code app operating in Shanghai, China.

$2.2 million fine to hot pot restaurant owner for food safety offenses, first case in China's Ya'an

$2.2 million fine to hot pot restaurant owner for food safety offenses, first case in China's Ya'an

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 08:53:48

On August 10, the Shimian District Court of Ya'an City, Sichuan Province, held a public hearing on a case involving a criminal complaint of incidental civil interest against the operator and employee of a county hot pot restaurant. He was accused of allegedly producing and selling toxic and harmful food.

Chongqing: Property owners violently treated by a developer for defending their rights

Chongqing: Property owners violently treated by a developer for defending their rights

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 08:34:25

Recently, several staff members of Xincheng Holdings used violence against the homeowners who were defending their rights. The incident then aroused public's outrage.

Chongqing: Property owners violently treated by a developer for defending their rights

Chongqing: Property owners violently treated by a developer for defending their rights

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 07:53:53

Recently, several staff members of Xincheng Holdings used violence against the homeowners who were defending their rights. The incident then aroused public's outrage.

CCP receives 'bitter fruit' after propaganda campaign surrounding Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

CCP receives 'bitter fruit' after propaganda campaign surrounding Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 07:35:02

The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) media system seems to have fallen into a dilemma after the propaganda campaign around U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

Many private firms in China temporarily halted or closed as businesses in trouble

Many private firms in China temporarily halted or closed as businesses in trouble

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 06:21:11

RFA reported that the Covid-19 epidemic had caused big difficulties for many private enterprises in China, forcing them to cut headcount, suspend operations, and even stop production.

A technology company in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, decided to suspend production on July 31

$21,000 unpaid taxes, $13 million in fines! Company owner: ‘I am envied by many people’

$21,000 unpaid taxes, $13 million in fines! Company owner: ‘I am envied by many people’

Spotlight on China 2022-08-13 05:17:10

According to new.qq.com, on August 9, a medical beauty company in Hangzhou was fined more than $13 million for tax evasion, according to a Weibo hot search.

  • Extreme weather hits China in a week; waist-high flood waters forced driver to swim to escape

    Extreme weather hits China in a week; waist-high flood waters forced driver to swim to escape

  • Protests in Luoyang: Owners of unfinished buildings kneel, pleading for the regime’s intervention

    Protests in Luoyang: Owners of unfinished buildings kneel, pleading for the regime’s intervention

  • Secret behind China's new world-largest tunnel: Develop economy or save Three Gorges Dam? Episode 1

    Secret behind China's new world-largest tunnel: Develop economy or save Three Gorges Dam? Episode 1

  • Beijing pledged 118 million assistance to Nepal; next victim of China's regime

    Beijing pledged 118 million assistance to Nepal; next victim of China's regime

  • 5 rural banks in Henan and Anhui suspected of serious crimes: China banking watchdog

    5 rural banks in Henan and Anhui suspected of serious crimes: China banking watchdog

  • Accounts of Shenzhen depositors inexplicably frozen, banks response sparks anger

    Accounts of Shenzhen depositors inexplicably frozen, banks response sparks anger

  • Five Chinese state owned companies to delist from New York Stock Exchange

    Five Chinese state owned companies to delist from New York Stock Exchange

  • Latvia, Estonia quit China-East European forum, US supports their decision

    Latvia, Estonia quit China-East European forum, US supports their decision

  • Shanxi, China, suffers the biggest flash flood in 30 years

    Shanxi, China, suffers the biggest flash flood in 30 years

  • China censors a popular medical site for doubting a herbal COVID treatment

    China censors a popular medical site for doubting a herbal COVID treatment

  • China’s Xiaopeng Motors electric car again involved a deadly accid

    China’s Xiaopeng Motors electric car again involved a deadly accid

  • China's chip industry keeps taking a hit as two directors of SMIC resign

    China's chip industry keeps taking a hit as two directors of SMIC resign

  • China sends 10,000 medical workers to support Hainan, testing lines stretches 5 kilometers

    China sends 10,000 medical workers to support Hainan, testing lines stretches 5 kilometers

  • Hackers sell Shanghai QR code information of 48.5 million citizens online

    Hackers sell Shanghai QR code information of 48.5 million citizens online

  • $2.2 million fine to hot pot restaurant owner for food safety offenses, first case in China's Ya'an

    $2.2 million fine to hot pot restaurant owner for food safety offenses, first case in China's Ya'an

  • Chongqing: Property owners violently treated by a developer for defending their rights

    Chongqing: Property owners violently treated by a developer for defending their rights

  • Chongqing: Property owners violently treated by a developer for defending their rights

    Chongqing: Property owners violently treated by a developer for defending their rights

  • CCP receives 'bitter fruit' after propaganda campaign surrounding Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

    CCP receives 'bitter fruit' after propaganda campaign surrounding Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

  • Many private firms in China temporarily halted or closed as businesses in trouble

    Many private firms in China temporarily halted or closed as businesses in trouble

  • $21,000 unpaid taxes, $13 million in fines! Company owner: ‘I am envied by many people’

    $21,000 unpaid taxes, $13 million in fines! Company owner: ‘I am envied by many people’

The longest recorded holiday: Many Chinese private businesses lose orders, have to close

The longest recorded holiday: Many Chinese private businesses lose orders, have to close

China Revealed 2022-08-14 06:10:41

CNS reported on Aug. 11 that Yiwu’s products are exported to more than 210 countries and regions around the world, and foreign trade accounts for 70% of the city’s total trade. For a long time, Yiwu Commodity Market has been one of the most concentrated purchasing places for foreign merchants and is famous for its light industry trade and vibrant market. It is also a regional tourist destination. Before the pandemic, every year, over 560,000 foreign businessmen came to Yiwu to purchase goods. Business Insider calls it “The World’s Largest Wholesale Market.”

However, due to the impact of the current pandemic, the trips of hundreds of foreign merchants to Yiwu market to purchase goods may be delayed.

Hong Kong media – Sing Tao Daily reported that recently, 107 Indian traders and 163 Pakistani traders flew to Hangzhou. According to the plan, these foreign traders were to go directly to Yiwu market after the end of the lockdown. However, due to the current pandemic situation, their purchasing trip will be delayed.

Another tragic accident caused by self-driving electric car

Another tragic accident caused by self-driving electric car

China Revealed 2022-08-13 13:04:12

Many Chinese automakers have poured money and technology into the research and development of electric vehicles, and safety is always the first priority. An electric car accident occurred recently on a highway in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, caused by the Chinese self-driving automobile brand “Xpeng.” This story drew a lot of attention on Weibo and other channels.

Chinese youth face worst unemployment crisis in decades

Chinese youth face worst unemployment crisis in decades

China Revealed 2022-08-13 12:59:40

The increase in youth unemployment rates in China is alarming. The economy in the Asian giant is going through the worst of its economic crisis and companies in amid the uncertainty have stopped hiring and some have even reduced their numbers.

Current measurements indicate that in March, 16% of 16-24 year olds were unemployed, up from 13.6% a year earlier. In May, it rose even more, reaching 18.4 % unemployed students.

Sichuan Hospital discusses making patients ‘line up to pay’

Sichuan Hospital discusses making patients ‘line up to pay’

China Revealed 2022-08-13 09:50:46

Sichuan Hospital discusses making patients ‘line up to pay’

India threatens to block Chinese cell phone sales and Xiaomi shares plunge

India threatens to block Chinese cell phone sales and Xiaomi shares plunge

China Revealed 2022-08-13 09:01:51

India is looking to restrict Chinese sales of smartphones under $150 to revitalize its faltering domestic market. This would mean a blow to the already deteriorating economic situation of China’s Xiaomi Corp. and, by extension, the expulsion of Chinese firms selling phones under $150.

Urgently save Chinese minors: Alarm over ‘unimaginable’ crimes

Urgently save Chinese minors: Alarm over ‘unimaginable’ crimes

China Revealed 2022-08-13 08:04:57

A police notice published by the Yongchang County Bureau Of Public Security, Gansu Province on Aug. 9 has reached the top of hot searches on Weibo. A 21-year-old young man surnamed Mao from Yongchang District was beaten into a coma by eight teenage boys and then buried alive. This incident sparked online discussions about juvenile delinquency in China.

People protest: Demanding ‘Minsheng Bank returns the money!’

People protest: Demanding ‘Minsheng Bank returns the money!’

China Revealed 2022-08-13 06:19:34

People collectively protested at the Minsheng Bank, Shenzhen, to protect their interests, again attracting Chinese citizens’ attention on Thursday, Aug. 11.

Outlook for Chinese job-hunting college grads bleak

Outlook for Chinese job-hunting college grads bleak

China Revealed 2022-08-12 13:07:50

The Chinese Communist Party has implemented a strict zero COVID policy, forcing factories, restaurants, and other industries to close, and surviving businesses are cutting jobs and wages. In such a bleak job market, Liu is one of 11 million fresh graduates looking for work. Luckily, Liu was hired by a publisher at the end of July.

Shandong launches ‘PCR competition’: Choosing the master of the nucleic acid martial arts

Shandong launches ‘PCR competition’: Choosing the master of the nucleic acid martial arts

China Revealed 2022-08-12 09:07:27

Shandong launches ‘PCR competition’: Choosing the master of the nucleic acid martial arts

Four foreign ambassadors mysteriously died in China in less than 2 years

Four foreign ambassadors mysteriously died in China in less than 2 years

China Revealed 2022-08-12 08:14:16

Burma’s Ambassador to China, U Myo Thant Pe, suddenly died in Yunnan, China on Aug. 7. It was reported that U Myo Thant Pe is the fourth foreign ambassador to die suddenly in this country within the past year. His sudden death has sparked a lot of speculation.

New virus discovered in China, death rate could be up to 75

New virus discovered in China, death rate could be up to 75

China Revealed 2022-08-12 01:16:35

While the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging in various parts of China, a new virus called Langya henipavirus was discovered recently and there have been at least 26 cases of the disease. Its close relative is the Nipah virus, which has a mortality rate as high as 75%, so the appearance of the Langya virus has attracted great attention from the outside world. However, Chinese officials have little to say on the subject. Any relevant announcements, official media doesn’t seem to report.

China’s massive army recruitment: Preparing for war or reducing unemployment?

China’s massive army recruitment: Preparing for war or reducing unemployment?

China Revealed 2022-08-11 12:38:16

The Chinese Communist Party recently released a nationwide troop recruitment campaign. It is mainly targeting university students and priority is given to those with technical sciences and engineering. In addition, student recruitment was extended to 26 year olds for the first time due to a high-unemployment rate, and a severe shortage of personnel in the military.

Zero COVID’ makes Chinese young people afraid to have children

Zero COVID’ makes Chinese young people afraid to have children

China Revealed 2022-08-11 11:33:33

For a long time, China has been the most populous country in the world. But recently, demographers say the CCP's harsh "zero-Covid" policy may have deeply hurt the willingness of young Chinese to have children and accelerated the population decline.

On the ropes: After food crisis, Chinese regime to subsidize grain producing companies

On the ropes: After food crisis, Chinese regime to subsidize grain producing companies

China Revealed 2022-08-11 08:07:50

China is a massive country with vast natural diversity, huge freshwater reserves, and fertile land for various crops and animal production. But it also has more than 1.4 billion people who must be fed daily. Unfortunately, the policies implemented by the regime over the last few years mean it cannot guarantee food security for its population today.

Shocking Video of Chinese armed police drills

Shocking Video of Chinese armed police drills

China Revealed 2022-08-11 05:38:15

On Aug. 6, the Shaanxi Police Department said that from Aug. 2 to 3, the Police Department in Weinan City, Shaanxi Province, held a “Protecting the 20th Congress, Loyalty and Safety” drill at the police’s special police training base.

A video of the actual drill has gone viral. The video shows the special police equipped with different weapons to maintain the peace. Netizens exclaimed, “Are there so many people who oppose the 20th Congress? Who are the opposing forces?”

U.S. enemy No. 1 is Chinese Communist Party, officials warn

U.S. enemy No. 1 is Chinese Communist Party, officials warn

China Revealed 2022-08-10 14:40:40

On the international stage, few governments are considered a global threat, except for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to the opinions of authorities in several countries.

One of the most recent personalities to warn about how dangerous the CCP is, is U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). He considers the CCP to be the greatest enemy of the United States, and therefore should be the top security priority for his country.

Chinese regime on the brink: Chinese millionaires flee to Singapore

Chinese regime on the brink: Chinese millionaires flee to Singapore

China Revealed 2022-08-10 12:39:11

The rigid restrictions of the zero COVID policy, the CCP’s tense relations with the United States over Taiwan caused China’s stock markets to plummet. The economic crisis and the risks of a recession caused many of China’s high-net-worth individuals to leave the Asian country in search of better living and economic conditions for their investments.

While many Chinese millionaires are migrating to the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, Singapore seems to be the favorite destination to settle down in for the vast majority of Chinese citizens.

It is estimated that more than 500 families plan to move to Singapore this year and with them goes at least $2.4 billion, according to Singapore media outlet Lianhe Zaobao.

Henley & Partners, a London-based investment consultancy firm, estimates that about 10,000 millionaires in China have sought opportunities to emigrate to other countries over the course of this year. Each person would take about $4.8 million out of China. In total, $48 billion in investments would be lost to the Asian country.

So far, out of the 10,000 millionaires surveyed by Henley, only 4,200 managed to complete their immigration between January and June of this year.

The rich Chinese flee, experts say the problem is in China’s institutions

The rich Chinese flee, experts say the problem is in China’s institutions

China Revealed 2022-08-10 11:29:18

Experts say the migration of Chinese people and the outflow of money will accelerate China's social crisis. As reported, investment and immigration consulting firm Henley & Partners predicts that by 2022, around 10,000 Chinese billionaires with high net worth will emigrate out of China. These people are fleeing from China bringing with them the average amount of money about $4.8 million and the total amount of money fleeing from China is $48 billion, ranking only second in the world (after Russia) in terms of people fleeing (from) the country

Former US official critical of Chinese official

Former US official critical of Chinese official

China Revealed 2022-08-10 10:14:14

Known as ‘China's Hawaii,’ Sanya is located in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan. This destination is a beautiful tourist hub, which is famous for its white-sand beaches, and year-round warm weather. However, the COVID outbreak, as well as pandemic restrictions adhering to the Chinese regime's 'zero COVID' policy, has turned the beach getaway into a literal tourist trap. It is estimated that about 80,000 tourists are now stranded in the city.

German media: What if China uses the energy transition as a bargaining chip?

German media: What if China uses the energy transition as a bargaining chip?

China Revealed 2022-08-10 07:33:58

A commentary recently published in ’Die welt’’ argues that Germany has so far been reliant not only on Russian gas, but also on Chinese solar equipment, and relying on an authoritarian regime is never a good idea. What if the CCP decides to use the renewable energy transition as a bargaining chip?

  • The longest recorded holiday: Many Chinese private businesses lose orders, have to close

    The longest recorded holiday: Many Chinese private businesses lose orders, have to close

  • Another tragic accident caused by self-driving electric car

    Another tragic accident caused by self-driving electric car

  • Chinese youth face worst unemployment crisis in decades

    Chinese youth face worst unemployment crisis in decades

  • Sichuan Hospital discusses making patients ‘line up to pay’

    Sichuan Hospital discusses making patients ‘line up to pay’

  • India threatens to block Chinese cell phone sales and Xiaomi shares plunge

    India threatens to block Chinese cell phone sales and Xiaomi shares plunge

  • Urgently save Chinese minors: Alarm over ‘unimaginable’ crimes

    Urgently save Chinese minors: Alarm over ‘unimaginable’ crimes

  • People protest: Demanding ‘Minsheng Bank returns the money!’

    People protest: Demanding ‘Minsheng Bank returns the money!’

  • Outlook for Chinese job-hunting college grads bleak

    Outlook for Chinese job-hunting college grads bleak

  • Shandong launches ‘PCR competition’: Choosing the master of the nucleic acid martial arts

    Shandong launches ‘PCR competition’: Choosing the master of the nucleic acid martial arts

  • Four foreign ambassadors mysteriously died in China in less than 2 years

    Four foreign ambassadors mysteriously died in China in less than 2 years

  • New virus discovered in China, death rate could be up to 75

    New virus discovered in China, death rate could be up to 75

  • China’s massive army recruitment: Preparing for war or reducing unemployment?

    China’s massive army recruitment: Preparing for war or reducing unemployment?

  • Zero COVID’ makes Chinese young people afraid to have children

    Zero COVID’ makes Chinese young people afraid to have children

  • On the ropes: After food crisis, Chinese regime to subsidize grain producing companies

    On the ropes: After food crisis, Chinese regime to subsidize grain producing companies

  • Shocking Video of Chinese armed police drills

    Shocking Video of Chinese armed police drills

  • U.S. enemy No. 1 is Chinese Communist Party, officials warn

    U.S. enemy No. 1 is Chinese Communist Party, officials warn

  • Chinese regime on the brink: Chinese millionaires flee to Singapore

    Chinese regime on the brink: Chinese millionaires flee to Singapore

  • The rich Chinese flee, experts say the problem is in China’s institutions

    The rich Chinese flee, experts say the problem is in China’s institutions

  • Former US official critical of Chinese official

    Former US official critical of Chinese official

  • German media: What if China uses the energy transition as a bargaining chip?

    German media: What if China uses the energy transition as a bargaining chip?

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