Lunar New Year is China’s most important annual holiday

Social problem 01/25/23, 00:06

Each year is named after one of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac in a repeating cycle, this year being the Year of the Rabbit.   For the past three years, the celebrations were canceled in the shadow of controversial restrictions encompassed by the Zero-COVID policy.  That's why this Sunday, January 22, ...

A dreary Christmas season covers every corner of China

Social problem 12/30/22, 17:26

Christmas has come and gone, but the echo still lingers. For many people, this is the first real Christmas after more than two years of fighting for freedom with COVID. Everyone is looking forward to a happy new year. However, people don't even dare to talk about Christmas in China. There ...

Chinese Traditional Medicines continuously break record highs

Social problem 12/30/22, 17:14

Recently, the capital of Zhejiang province officially acknowledged that the number of positive COVID patients is up to 1 million daily cases. The wave of illness caused by a new variant of Omicron in China has caused countries worldwide to take notice.  In the face of a rapidly developing illness and ...

Beauty salon president sentenced to 16 years for fundraising fraud

Social problem 12/30/22, 16:54

Recently, the Tongzhou District People's Court of Nantong City charged the defendant, Nantong Fuyuan Beauty Salon Chain Co., Ltd., for fraud. According to the court, Fuyuan Company and related people raised illegal deposits. From February 2013 to March 2019, Fuyuan Company engaged in the illegal collection of public deposits and fund-raising fraud ...

‘The ICU is full’: China’s surge in COVID cases overwhelms hospitals

Social problem 12/30/22, 16:41

Beijing-based doctor Howard Bernstein has worked in emergency medicine for over three decades. However, Bernstein has never experienced anything like the current situation.  He told Reuters that patients’ visits at his hospital are increasing. Most of them are elderly, with many having symptoms of COVID and pneumonia. This wave of COVID infection ...

Fast-spread of COVID outbreaks cause blood shortages across China

Social problem 12/30/22, 16:35

Blood shortage has recently been reported across multiple provinces and cities in China, as blood donations declined sharply amid the fast-spreading COVID outbreak and the protracted cold weather. As a result, local authorities urged people to donate more blood. Bloomberg News cited a China National Radio report that the Blood Centre ...

Africa: New destination for Chinese graduates

Social problem 12/30/22, 16:33

Many new graduates in China are choosing Africa as their career destination because more opportunities are available. Although there are no official statistics on graduates moving to Africa to work, this topic is attracting high interest among young Chinese amid the current record-high unemployment rate. China's youth unemployment rate has risen ...

TikTok admits spying using IP addresses of multiple journalists

Social problem 12/30/22, 16:02

An internal email has divulged that TikTok’s parent company ByteDance was using its viral app to track U.S. and British media journalists. They included three Forbes reporters who formerly worked for BuzzFeed: Emily Baker-White, Katharine Schwab, Richard Nievam, and Financial Times reporter Cristina Criddle. Baker-White and Criddle have been in charge ...