Chinese spy balloons fly around the planet

Chinese spy balloons fly around the planet

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 19:40:11

A senior US defense official said on February 4 that China's spy balloons have previously been spotted over countries across five continents, including in East Asia, South Asia, and Europe.
So far, at least two other countries reported that the balloons appeared in their skyspace, including Costa Rica and Colombia.

Guo Yi, a model student imprisoned for expressing support for a Chinese dissident

Guo Yi, a model student imprisoned for expressing support for a Chinese dissident

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 19:25:19

The year 2022 was full of important events that shook the Chinese population and kept the international community's attention on China. One of them was the display of protest banners by a Chinese citizen named Peng Zaizhou, which made the authorities of the Chinese regime furious.

New dangerous virus threatens Chinese people; China's medical achievement: turns families poor

New dangerous virus threatens Chinese people; China's medical achievement: turns families poor

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 19:19:54

0:00 Highlight
1:05 'Snake rash': the other virus that is making Chinese people massively sick
3:51 Beijing praises 10 years of medical reform, but 'once seriously ill, the whole family becomes poor'
7:32 Guo Yi, a model student imprisoned for expressing support for a Chinese dissident
10:28 China's export ban list is ridiculed as a joke
13:24 China's plan to monitor the oceans from Antarctica may have a sinister purpose

Xinjiang girl jailed for supporting Sitong Bridge warrior

Xinjiang girl jailed for supporting Sitong Bridge warrior

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 18:52:49

According to human rights blogger Weiquanwang’s Twitter, Guo Yi, a girl from Xinjiang, has been illegally detained since October 2022 for supporting the Sitong bridge hero. However, her arrest was unknown to the outside world for the past three months.

Thai-Chinese faces competition with mainland migrants

Thai-Chinese faces competition with mainland migrants

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 18:33:09

More mainland Chinese have opened businesses in Thailand, causing concerns among locals about their growing presence.
Bangkok resident Jane told The South China Morning Post she recently visited a Chinatown market in the city, but there have been more businesses run by mainlanders instead of the Thai-Chinese.

CCP directly hires people to hack President Tsai’s Facebook and shape Taiwan’s public opinion

CCP directly hires people to hack President Tsai’s Facebook and shape Taiwan’s public opinion

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 18:27:23

Taiwanese security officials said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) directly hired technology companies to shape Taiwanese public opinion to follow the CCP’s political goals.

China's COVID chaos hurts economy of mega firms

China's COVID chaos hurts economy of mega firms

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 14:05:00

The damage being done by the COVID chaos in China is also reflected in the earnings reports of several mega companies, and Apple and Starbucks are two of them.

This is happening because China is one of the most important consumer markets for companies and several others.

Japan to ban exports of cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China

Japan to ban exports of cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 13:28:21

Japan's government will start imposing an export ban on cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China in spring after Tokyo amends a foreign exchange law to allow doing so.

Reuters cited from Japanese Kyodo News, reporting that the new law will not mention China specifically to avoid the risk of retaliation from the Chinese regime.

Last month, Washington secured a deal with its close allies Japan and the Netherlands to join its export control restrictions on chip-making equipment to China.

China sees more US-Japan-Netherlands Pressure in Semiconductors in 2023 amid Tighter Export Controls

China sees more US-Japan-Netherlands Pressure in Semiconductors in 2023 amid Tighter Export Controls

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 13:16:00

The United States, Japan, and the Netherlands have decided to tighten China’s access to specific chip-making equipment and technologies to block Beijing’s semiconductor ambitions, reported South China Morning Post on February 5.

China's plan to monitor the oceans from Antarctica may have a sinister purpose

China's plan to monitor the oceans from Antarctica may have a sinister purpose

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 10:49:09

China has a network of satellites and ground-based space facilities in different parts of the world to support its ambitions in outer space.
However, several countries have long warned that these Chinese facilities could serve another function or have other plans.

Wuhan: Violent suppression of protestors against the construction of a waste treatment plant

Wuhan: Violent suppression of protestors against the construction of a waste treatment plant

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 10:44:50

Knowing that the local authorities would build a large waste treatment plant in their densely populated residential area, hundreds of people gathered in front of the local district official offices on February 3 in Canglong Island, Jiangxia District, Wuhan, Hubei, to protest. When they insisted on their rights, plain clothes and uniformed police brutally suppressed several locals.

Tensions surrounding China's spy balloon: Beijing says civilian balloon, Washington doesn't believe

Tensions surrounding China's spy balloon: Beijing says civilian balloon, Washington doesn't believe

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 10:40:37

0:00 Highlights
0:32 Blinken halts Beijing trip after Chinese spy balloon spotted over the US
2:36 Chinese experts say balloon incident ‘nonsense,’ Global Times hastily deletes article
4:36 Second spy balloon is discovered over Latin America; The US ignores China's apology
6:21 China foreign ministry: balloon over the US a 'force majeure accident'
7:29 Is the US-Philippines military base deal a big threat to China?

China’s second pandemic peak is coming; Top official fired and expelled from communist party

China’s second pandemic peak is coming; Top official fired and expelled from communist party

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 10:38:54

0:00 Highlights
0:47 Expert: China’s second pandemic peak is coming; two types of people at high risk
2:43 Top official at Chinese Securities regulator fired and expelled from communist party
3:58 China's use of Canadian universities to steal defense technology rings alarm bells
5:24 The recovery of the Chinese economy at a 'high degree of uncertainty,' IMF
7:04 Apple’s iPhone production affected by China’s pandemic prevention measures, revenue drops by 5%
8:49 Chinese cities recycle COVID testing booths as libraries and food stalls
10:33 Attractive Chinese scholarships for African students, CCP's soft power

Qinghai province experienced 3 earthquakes within 15 minutes; people terrified

Qinghai province experienced 3 earthquakes within 15 minutes; people terrified

Shedding Light 2023-02-06 10:36:32

Within 15 minutes on the evening of February 3, three earthquakes occurred in Qinghai province, China. The strongest earthquake was 4.9 magnitude. Local netizens have expressed their “terror.” On February 4, another earthquake happened in this province, and the four earthquakes occurred within 24 hours.

Scholar about China's spy balloon: Sloppy diplomatic handling hints Xi's regime's internal chaos

Scholar about China's spy balloon: Sloppy diplomatic handling hints Xi's regime's internal chaos

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 10:12:25

The world has seen one of the most intense incidents in Sino-U.S. relations in the past week. The U.S. tracked a balloon flying over Montana. Since U.S. land-based ballistic missiles are deployed in Montana, the Pentagon suspects it's likely a spy balloon from China.

Hunan: Big fire at a collision on Xuguang Expressway

Hunan: Big fire at a collision on Xuguang Expressway

Shedding Light 2023-02-06 05:37:39

On the afternoon of February 4, a large fire was caused when several vehicles collided near the Wangcheng Toll Station on Xuguang Expressway in Hunan.

Residents’ videos showed flames bursting from the vehicles involved in the collision.

'Snake rash': the other virus that is making Chinese people massively sick

'Snake rash': the other virus that is making Chinese people massively sick

Shedding Light 2023-02-06 05:37:39

Chinese experts warn of another virus affecting people on a vast scale and filling hospitals. We are talking about herpes zoster, also known as 'snake rash' or shingles.

Chinese people post-pandemic: ‘No longer that patriotic;’ More Chinese teenagers disappear

Chinese people post-pandemic: ‘No longer that patriotic;’ More Chinese teenagers disappear

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 02:43:25

0:00 Highlights

1:00 Chinese people's biggest change after 3 years of pandemic: less patriotism, the Party is not China

5:58 Shaanxi resident put on the 'black list' for 'lying flat' and not wanting to get rich

10:43 Following Hu Xinyu’s mysterious case, over a dozen teenagers have disappeared across the country

13:08 No consideration is needed! German Embassy strong-arms China's 'Little Pinks'

16:09 After ending Zero-COVID, China announces its next move

Oops? China's spy balloon flies below its minimum height, so it's easy to detect

Oops? China's spy balloon flies below its minimum height, so it's easy to detect

Spotlight on China 2023-02-06 00:51:14

China's spy balloon might operate differently than its actual capacity when flown below its minimum height.

William Kim, a specialist in surveillance balloons at the Marathon Initiative think tank in Washington, told AFP the characteristics of the spy Chinese balloon.

China detects 24 imported cases with Orthrus, China sending balloons instead of satellites?

China detects 24 imported cases with Orthrus, China sending balloons instead of satellites?

Spotlight on China 2023-02-05 22:33:05

‎0:00 Highlights

0:34 Crisis in Chinese hospitals: mortality certificates paper running out

3:18 Why would China not use satellites but use a balloon to spy on the US?

5:19 900m2 factory arbitrarily demolished, Henan boss quit the CCP

7:47 Signals Beijing wants to draw more people into 'people's war'

11:01 China detects 24 imported cases with Orthrus, government says it won’t spread in large scale

  • Chinese spy balloons fly around the planet

    Chinese spy balloons fly around the planet

  • Guo Yi, a model student imprisoned for expressing support for a Chinese dissident

    Guo Yi, a model student imprisoned for expressing support for a Chinese dissident

  • New dangerous virus threatens Chinese people; China's medical achievement: turns families poor

    New dangerous virus threatens Chinese people; China's medical achievement: turns families poor

  • Xinjiang girl jailed for supporting Sitong Bridge warrior

    Xinjiang girl jailed for supporting Sitong Bridge warrior

  • Thai-Chinese faces competition with mainland migrants

    Thai-Chinese faces competition with mainland migrants

  • CCP directly hires people to hack President Tsai’s Facebook and shape Taiwan’s public opinion

    CCP directly hires people to hack President Tsai’s Facebook and shape Taiwan’s public opinion

  • China's COVID chaos hurts economy of mega firms

    China's COVID chaos hurts economy of mega firms

  • Japan to ban exports of cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China

    Japan to ban exports of cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China

  • China sees more US-Japan-Netherlands Pressure in Semiconductors in 2023 amid Tighter Export Controls

    China sees more US-Japan-Netherlands Pressure in Semiconductors in 2023 amid Tighter Export Controls

  • China's plan to monitor the oceans from Antarctica may have a sinister purpose

    China's plan to monitor the oceans from Antarctica may have a sinister purpose

  • Wuhan: Violent suppression of protestors against the construction of a waste treatment plant

    Wuhan: Violent suppression of protestors against the construction of a waste treatment plant

  • Tensions surrounding China's spy balloon: Beijing says civilian balloon, Washington doesn't believe

    Tensions surrounding China's spy balloon: Beijing says civilian balloon, Washington doesn't believe

  • China’s second pandemic peak is coming; Top official fired and expelled from communist party

    China’s second pandemic peak is coming; Top official fired and expelled from communist party

  • Qinghai province experienced 3 earthquakes within 15 minutes; people terrified

    Qinghai province experienced 3 earthquakes within 15 minutes; people terrified

  • Scholar about China's spy balloon: Sloppy diplomatic handling hints Xi's regime's internal chaos

    Scholar about China's spy balloon: Sloppy diplomatic handling hints Xi's regime's internal chaos

  • Hunan: Big fire at a collision on Xuguang Expressway

    Hunan: Big fire at a collision on Xuguang Expressway

  • 'Snake rash': the other virus that is making Chinese people massively sick

    'Snake rash': the other virus that is making Chinese people massively sick

  • Chinese people post-pandemic: ‘No longer that patriotic;’ More Chinese teenagers disappear

    Chinese people post-pandemic: ‘No longer that patriotic;’ More Chinese teenagers disappear

  • Oops? China's spy balloon flies below its minimum height, so it's easy to detect

    Oops? China's spy balloon flies below its minimum height, so it's easy to detect

  • China detects 24 imported cases with Orthrus, China sending balloons instead of satellites?

    China detects 24 imported cases with Orthrus, China sending balloons instead of satellites?

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