Belt and Road Initiative: retreat from Russia, focus on Central Asia

Russia 06/15/22, 00:50

According to analysts, because of the changing geopolitical issues, China would divert its infrastructure and investment program away from its close peer Russia and focus more on Central Asian countries. The Washington Post reported on June 2 that Moscow has been pushing for Beijing to fulfill its "no limits" partnership promises ...

Chinese plane turns back just before take-off, with parts allegedly falling off

Tech 06/15/22, 00:37

A China Southern Airlines recently canceled flight not long after take-off is arousing debate among netizens. Last Thursday afternoon, China Southern Airlines flight number CZ3488 was en route from the southern city of Lijiang to the south-eastern city of Guangzhou.  The plane suddenly turned back while it was already on the runway ...

70% of Hong Kong youth “lying flat” due to pressure: survey

Social problem 06/15/22, 00:28

According to Chinese overseas media, the Hong Kong Society for Community Organization and the New Youth Rights Concern Association conducted an online survey of 100 young people from February and May. They seek to find out the root cause behind the recent “lying flat” movement among the youth. The results show ...

Hong Kong: 60% wealthy middle-class plan to emigrate within 2 years

Insights 06/15/22, 00:27

Hong Kong is experiencing an exodus of emigrants after implementing the Hong Kong version of the National Security Law. A survey shows that as many as 60% of Hong Kong residents surveyed plan to emigrate within six months to two years.  Most of those who have this idea are middle-class and ...

Backlashes over China’s college admission exam topics this year

Social problem 06/15/22, 00:25

Gaokao, the annual National College Entrance Examination in China, is considered the most demanding and important exam in a student’s education. Yet, many are dissatisfied with what students are required to write this year.  What are the essay questions for 2022’s Gaokao? According to Chinese media Da Ji Yuan, in National Paper ...

Outrage sparks in China over women brutally beaten by men

Social problem 06/15/22, 00:10

Surveillance footage shows a group of men brutally beating women in a restaurant Tangshan City, Hebei Province, on June 10. The incident sparks public outrage over sexual harassment in the country as people call for the suspects to be severely punished. Video footage from the restaurant in the northeastern city of ...

9 arrested after brutal assault on 4 women, international media concerned

Social problem 06/13/22, 13:28

Recently, a female customer at a restaurant in Tangshan, Hebei, was harassed and seriously injured, causing great public outrage and attracting the international community's attention. In recent years, there have been many incidents of Chinese women brutally attacked without reason after refusing to initiate a conversation with men. Foreign media ...