Shanghai: Steel mesh imprisons residents

Shanghai: Steel mesh imprisons residents

Spotlight on China 2022-05-22 01:39:36

Under China's Zero-Covid strict measures, iron sheets and barbed wires are two draconian measures used to isolate the targeted public and regions.

However, a video shows they are no longer used; instead, authorities use steel mesh.

Tencent’s profits plummet due to tech crackdown and Zero-Covid policies

Tencent’s profits plummet due to tech crackdown and Zero-Covid policies

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 21:07:10

China's entertainment and technology company Tencent Holdings Ltd on May 18, registered the worst profit drop since it went public. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) commented that the heyday of booming Chinese consumer tech has passed away. The behemoth was one of the very few that remained after the major regulatory blows from the Chinese government.

Satellite image shows China may be training to attack a Japanese E-767 surveillance aircraft

Satellite image shows China may be training to attack a Japanese E-767 surveillance aircraft

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 16:01:51

An analysis of satellite photographs by Nikkei Asia with experts suggests that Beijing is preparing for a possible battle with Taiwan.

China attempts to buoy up aviation sector suffering a $12.5 billion loss

China attempts to buoy up aviation sector suffering a $12.5 billion loss

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 15:58:29

According to Bloomberg, the entire civil aviation industry in China incurred a massive loss of 84.25 billion yuan (12.5 billion dollars).  

As Apollo reported, although this figure is 18.71 billion yuan (2.8 billion dollars) less than 2020, it presents two consecutive years of loss for the mainland aviation industry. 

China warns U.S. of heading ‘wrong road’ for supporting Taiwan

China warns U.S. of heading ‘wrong road’ for supporting Taiwan

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 15:05:34

Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi told National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on May 18 by phone, “If the U.S. side insists on playing the Taiwan card and goes further and further down the wrong road, it will certainly lead the situation to a dangerous point."

Female university student expelled from school after meeting her boyfriend amid COVID outbreak

Female university student expelled from school after meeting her boyfriend amid COVID outbreak

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 14:11:14

Recently, a female student named Wang Moumou from Zhengzhou University in Henan sneaked out to meet her boyfriend on May 1. A few days later, that student tested positive for COVID. She was expelled from the school for violating epidemic prevention regulations. The incident then attracted public attention.

Wang Xiaohong aims to clear out Sun Lijun’s party before 20th National Congress

Wang Xiaohong aims to clear out Sun Lijun’s party before 20th National Congress

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 14:07:48

During a meeting held by the Ministry of Public Security's Party Committee, secretary of the Party Committee Wang Xiaohong emphasized the need to purify the political ecology and resolutely eliminate the influence of political parties, especially Sun Lijun's group.

Beijing ‘grows’ crops, potatoes on cement floors and basketball courts

Beijing ‘grows’ crops, potatoes on cement floors and basketball courts

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 12:53:08

Several clips showing many areas across China growing crops, potatoes on cement floors or even on basketball courts have recently widely circulated on the Internet.

Shanghai: Testing personnel reuse test tubes from a positive community

Shanghai: Testing personnel reuse test tubes from a positive community

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 12:36:34

A Shanghai resident called China's hotline 12345 on May 18 to announce she accidentally discovered a grave mistake in the Covid nucleic acid testing procedure.

Chinese hackers attempt to obtain Russian defense data, Israeli American firm

Chinese hackers attempt to obtain Russian defense data, Israeli American firm

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 11:51:23

Israeli-American cybersecurity company Check Point said in a report on Thursday, May 19, that it had discovered attempts from Chinese state-owned hackers to extract defense information from Russia.

Expert: Young Chinese people have no way out amid current social and economic conditions

Expert: Young Chinese people have no way out amid current social and economic conditions

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 11:39:34

Due to the rapid development of modern society and the fact that the mainland is under so many policies, the involution, which refers to fierce competition, is profound. According to Sina Finance, Yu Minhong, stated that young people on the mainland now have few to no options.

Shanghai resident attacks neighborhood secretary with knife

Shanghai resident attacks neighborhood secretary with knife

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 11:15:22

On May 20, the Jingcheng 靖城 Second Residential Committee announced that a resident named Wen Mou 闻某 had attacked Zhang Mou 张某, the residential committee secretary. The incident happened after the resident sought permission to go outside for medical treatment. The resident suddenly attacked the official at his neck with a knife.

China's youth unemployment rate in April far exceeds U.S. and Europe, Chinese scholar

China's youth unemployment rate in April far exceeds U.S. and Europe, Chinese scholar

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 10:36:26

Caixin reported that Lu Feng, a professor at Peking University, said in a seminar on May 18 that China's youth unemployment rate in April far exceeded that of the U.S and Europe. 

Frontline interview in Shanghai exposes how youngsters are trained in self-censorship

Frontline interview in Shanghai exposes how youngsters are trained in self-censorship

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 09:34:57

Chinese censorship deleted a live interview at a railway station in Shanghai after its brief appearance on Weibo on May 17. The reason authorities target it lies in how the interviewee answers the reporters more than ordinary questions.

China's international schools hurt as teachers leave amid Covid measures

China's international schools hurt as teachers leave amid Covid measures

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 09:14:51

According to Reuters, many international schools in China face understaffing as teachers are trying to leave the country due to Beijing's strict Covid-fight measures.

Chaos in China: Protests grow in many places and different fields

Chaos in China: Protests grow in many places and different fields

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 08:59:23

The Chinese government is facing mass protests from all walks of life and in different cities.

Xi urgently calls to stabilize foreign investment and Li Keqiang spoke on same day

Xi urgently calls to stabilize foreign investment and Li Keqiang spoke on same day

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 08:26:46

In two separate conferences held this week on May 18 and 19, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for stabilizing foreign investment while Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the importance of strengthening economic confidence upon current uncertainties.

Earthquake magnitude of 4 8 hits Sichuan city

Earthquake magnitude of 4 8 hits Sichuan city

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 07:58:50

According to the China Earthquake Networks, an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in Hanyuan 汉源 County, Ya'an 雅安 city, on May 20. The city belongs to China’s southwest Sichuan 四川 province.

Tianjin's epidemic worsens, Beichen District suddenly closed

Tianjin's epidemic worsens, Beichen District suddenly closed

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 07:11:09

As NTD reported, the Covid epidemic in Tianjin, one of China's four centrally-run cities, is showing signs of worsening. On May 19, the Beichen district announced new stricter anti-epidemic measures.

The government notice asks residents to "not leave the property unless absolutely necessary." If there is a special need to leave the residential area, people must apply for a permit.

Depositors can’t withdraw cash from 6 banks in China, afraid of money losses

Depositors can’t withdraw cash from 6 banks in China, afraid of money losses

Spotlight on China 2022-05-21 06:27:47

Depositors at several banks in China have been worried of losing money after they cannot withdraw money from these financial institutions. The Chinese regulator explained that they have been under investigation.

  • Shanghai: Steel mesh imprisons residents

    Shanghai: Steel mesh imprisons residents

  • Tencent’s profits plummet due to tech crackdown and Zero-Covid policies

    Tencent’s profits plummet due to tech crackdown and Zero-Covid policies

  • Satellite image shows China may be training to attack a Japanese E-767 surveillance aircraft

    Satellite image shows China may be training to attack a Japanese E-767 surveillance aircraft

  • China attempts to buoy up aviation sector suffering a $12.5 billion loss

    China attempts to buoy up aviation sector suffering a $12.5 billion loss

  • China warns U.S. of heading ‘wrong road’ for supporting Taiwan

    China warns U.S. of heading ‘wrong road’ for supporting Taiwan

  • Female university student expelled from school after meeting her boyfriend amid COVID outbreak

    Female university student expelled from school after meeting her boyfriend amid COVID outbreak

  • Wang Xiaohong aims to clear out Sun Lijun’s party before 20th National Congress

    Wang Xiaohong aims to clear out Sun Lijun’s party before 20th National Congress

  • Beijing ‘grows’ crops, potatoes on cement floors and basketball courts

    Beijing ‘grows’ crops, potatoes on cement floors and basketball courts

  • Shanghai: Testing personnel reuse test tubes from a positive community

    Shanghai: Testing personnel reuse test tubes from a positive community

  • Chinese hackers attempt to obtain Russian defense data, Israeli American firm

    Chinese hackers attempt to obtain Russian defense data, Israeli American firm

  • Expert: Young Chinese people have no way out amid current social and economic conditions

    Expert: Young Chinese people have no way out amid current social and economic conditions

  • Shanghai resident attacks neighborhood secretary with knife

    Shanghai resident attacks neighborhood secretary with knife

  • China's youth unemployment rate in April far exceeds U.S. and Europe, Chinese scholar

    China's youth unemployment rate in April far exceeds U.S. and Europe, Chinese scholar

  • Frontline interview in Shanghai exposes how youngsters are trained in self-censorship

    Frontline interview in Shanghai exposes how youngsters are trained in self-censorship

  • China's international schools hurt as teachers leave amid Covid measures

    China's international schools hurt as teachers leave amid Covid measures

  • Chaos in China: Protests grow in many places and different fields

    Chaos in China: Protests grow in many places and different fields

  • Xi urgently calls to stabilize foreign investment and Li Keqiang spoke on same day

    Xi urgently calls to stabilize foreign investment and Li Keqiang spoke on same day

  • Earthquake magnitude of 4 8 hits Sichuan city

    Earthquake magnitude of 4 8 hits Sichuan city

  • Tianjin's epidemic worsens, Beichen District suddenly closed

    Tianjin's epidemic worsens, Beichen District suddenly closed

  • Depositors can’t withdraw cash from 6 banks in China, afraid of money losses

    Depositors can’t withdraw cash from 6 banks in China, afraid of money losses

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