COVID in China: Family stuck on highway for 3 days due to sudden lockdown

COVID in China: Family stuck on highway for 3 days due to sudden lockdown

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 13:41:36

A family of four is stuck at a highway ramp in Sanya, Hainan Province, and could not go home after a sudden lockdown. The incredible point is that their house was just a few hundred feet away from where they’re stuck.

Bank cards restricted or frozen; customers in overwhelming confusion

Bank cards restricted or frozen; customers in overwhelming confusion

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 13:36:44

Chinese mainland media reported on August 8 that in the first half of 2022, complaints about bank card restrictions and difficulties in enabling cards gradually increased. On multiple social platforms, when you enter "bank card," the pop-up entries are "what to do if the status of the bank card is abnormal" and "bank card transactions are restricted." The comments come from many parts of the country. Many people have similar doubts:

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.

Thousand cars smashed by hailstorm; tropical storm Mulan prolongs nightmare in 'Chinese Hawaii'

Thousand cars smashed by hailstorm; tropical storm Mulan prolongs nightmare in 'Chinese Hawaii'

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 12:32:24

0:00 Hail suddenly hits Qinghai, nearly a thousand cars smashed
0:42 Landslide of Changbai Mountain, tourists flee in panic
1:28 Tropical storm Mulan made landfall on the coast of Xuwen, Zhanjiang, local air and rail traffic suspended

COVID policy causes young Chinese to give up having children

COVID policy causes young Chinese to give up having children

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 11:46:31

Recently, demographers said that the Chinese authorities' strict Zero-Covid policy may deeply hurt the willingness of young Chinese to have children and accelerate the population decline. Seeing the difficulties brought about by the Zero-Covid policy, many Chinese women are worried about having children.

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.

‘I have to fight with others for toilet’: Devoted Chinese scientist lives in a 150-square-feet room

‘I have to fight with others for toilet’: Devoted Chinese scientist lives in a 150-square-feet room

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 09:56:29

Too bad! Is this the building where the old and dedicated Chinese Academy of Sciences scientists live? A scientist shares his story.

The Keyuan Community, located in Haidian District, Beijing, is the housing area that the Chinese Academy of Sciences allocated to its employees.

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.

Three more Chinese chip executives are under investigation

Three more Chinese chip executives are under investigation

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 07:32:02

Following the probes of eight high-profile officials in the semiconductor industry and agencies that shocked the sector, China's anti-corruption watchdog continues to investigate three more executives in the field.

'Not even spare coffin money': Beijing rolls out housing loans for elders

'Not even spare coffin money': Beijing rolls out housing loans for elders

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 05:53:21

Beijing has recently declared that it will test housing loans for seniors 60 and older. As such, elders could buy homes with a minimum 35% down payment. Their children can apply for the loan together. The action, nevertheless, caused controversy.

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?”

Many Chinese steel firms cut wages, suspend production, 30% will bankrupt

Many Chinese steel firms cut wages, suspend production, 30% will bankrupt

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 04:37:59

RFA reported on August 10 that due to falling market demand, many iron and steel companies in China had been forced to cut output and workers' wages, and some even halted production.

Tibet sees first COVID cluster in more than 900 days

Tibet sees first COVID cluster in more than 900 days

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 03:42:01

According to Reuters, on August 9, Tibet reported new COVID cases. On August 8, local authorities registered one local patient with symptoms and 21 local asymptomatic cases. Therefore, different parts of the region, including its two largest cities of Lhasa and Shigatse, had to launch mass testing under China's stringent Zero-COVID policy.

Passenger killed after falling onto the train track in Beijing

Passenger killed after falling onto the train track in Beijing

Spotlight on China 2022-08-11 01:39:53

A passenger tumbled into the track at about 11:30 p.m. on August 9 at Beijing Metro Line 2 Chaoyangmen Station. At around 12:40 p.m., the scene was cleared, and subway line 2 resumed regular operation.

Bad move: China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ridiculed after a Tweet on Taiwan restaurants

Bad move: China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ridiculed after a Tweet on Taiwan restaurants

Spotlight on China 2022-08-10 23:40:47

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying's tweet has recently sparked ridicule online. After using Chinese restaurants in Taipei to reinforce Beijing's claim over Taiwan, Hua received a storm of comments challenging her words.

Chinese couples are afraid to have children due to high costs: expert

Chinese couples are afraid to have children due to high costs: expert

Spotlight on China 2022-08-10 23:27:12

According to an Epoch Times report on August 9, Yang Wenzhuang, director of the population monitoring and family development division of China’s National Health Commission, said he expects China’s population to “enter a negative increase.”

Tourist surge in Xinjiang may have caused latest COVID outbreak

Tourist surge in Xinjiang may have caused latest COVID outbreak

Spotlight on China 2022-08-10 23:19:14

As China Daily reported, a local health official said the summer surge in tourists may have impacted Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region's COVID outbreak.

Covid tests becomes part of life in China; 'panic buying' due to lockdown

Covid tests becomes part of life in China; 'panic buying' due to lockdown

Spotlight on China 2022-08-10 20:41:31

0:00 Covid testing part of Chinese people's life
1:09 Scared of food crisis, Chinese people compete for a piece of meat
2:21 Sichuan: Fire broke out at the Aba Aluminum Plant, causing 1 death and 1 injured

Langfang city lifts property curbs to boost real estate market; expert says situation is severe

Langfang city lifts property curbs to boost real estate market; expert says situation is severe

Spotlight on China 2022-08-10 19:45:36

According to South China Morning Port (SCMP), on Aug 9, Langfang, a city in Hebei and next to Beijing, lifted home-buying restrictions aiming to boost the gloomy real estate market.

Four ambassadors to China died suddenly in less than a year

Four ambassadors to China died suddenly in less than a year

Spotlight on China 2022-08-10 19:20:10

On Aug. 7, U Myo Thant Pe, Burma's ambassador to China, died suddenly in Kunming, Yunnan, China. He is the fourth ambassador to China who died suddenly while serving there. The first three are Jan Hecker from Germany, Serhiy Kamyshev from Ukraine, and Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, from the Philippines.

  • COVID in China: Family stuck on highway for 3 days due to sudden lockdown

    COVID in China: Family stuck on highway for 3 days due to sudden lockdown

  • Bank cards restricted or frozen; customers in overwhelming confusion

    Bank cards restricted or frozen; customers in overwhelming confusion

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

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

  • Thousand cars smashed by hailstorm; tropical storm Mulan prolongs nightmare in 'Chinese Hawaii'

    Thousand cars smashed by hailstorm; tropical storm Mulan prolongs nightmare in 'Chinese Hawaii'

  • COVID policy causes young Chinese to give up having children

    COVID policy causes young Chinese to give up having children

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

    Zero COVID’ makes Chinese young people afraid to have children

  • ‘I have to fight with others for toilet’: Devoted Chinese scientist lives in a 150-square-feet room

    ‘I have to fight with others for toilet’: Devoted Chinese scientist lives in a 150-square-feet room

  • 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

  • Three more Chinese chip executives are under investigation

    Three more Chinese chip executives are under investigation

  • 'Not even spare coffin money': Beijing rolls out housing loans for elders

    'Not even spare coffin money': Beijing rolls out housing loans for elders

  • Shocking Video of Chinese armed police drills

    Shocking Video of Chinese armed police drills

  • Many Chinese steel firms cut wages, suspend production, 30% will bankrupt

    Many Chinese steel firms cut wages, suspend production, 30% will bankrupt

  • Tibet sees first COVID cluster in more than 900 days

    Tibet sees first COVID cluster in more than 900 days

  • Passenger killed after falling onto the train track in Beijing

    Passenger killed after falling onto the train track in Beijing

  • Bad move: China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ridiculed after a Tweet on Taiwan restaurants

    Bad move: China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ridiculed after a Tweet on Taiwan restaurants

  • Chinese couples are afraid to have children due to high costs: expert

    Chinese couples are afraid to have children due to high costs: expert

  • Tourist surge in Xinjiang may have caused latest COVID outbreak

    Tourist surge in Xinjiang may have caused latest COVID outbreak

  • Covid tests becomes part of life in China; 'panic buying' due to lockdown

    Covid tests becomes part of life in China; 'panic buying' due to lockdown

  • Langfang city lifts property curbs to boost real estate market; expert says situation is severe

    Langfang city lifts property curbs to boost real estate market; expert says situation is severe

  • Four ambassadors to China died suddenly in less than a year

    Four ambassadors to China died suddenly in less than a year

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