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Is Beijing trying to bring China back to the planned economy?

Trending 09/07/22, 16:35

From January to July, of the top 10 real estate companies purchasing land in major cities in China, 80% were state-owned enterprises. The same trend is also occurring in other industries. A typical example is the steel industry. Analysts believe this is not only a sign of “the public sector ...

One-year-old baby buying bus ticket causes outrage

Trending 09/02/22, 14:01

Recently, in Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, China, a mother holding a one-year-old baby was asked by a bus driver to buy a ticket for the baby. When the story went public, netizens were outraged saying things like, "So desperate for money that they have gone mad". According to China's Jimu ...

Australian journalist suffers hell in China prison

Trending 09/02/22, 13:07

It has been two years since Chinese-Australian journalist Cheng Lei was detained in China, accused by authorities of divulging state secrets and locked up after a closed trial. Cheng, 46, was a television presenter for Chinese state broadcaster CGTN before she was detained. Recently, it was revealed that the journalist shares a ...

Chinese borrow panda’s name to mock leader

Social problem 08/27/22, 13:45

Recently, the Chinese Communist Party's official media CCTV asked the public to name "Cui Cui's" panda and netizens left messages like "Qi Cui" (meaning "Pray for Cui Cui") in the comment section. The official media immediately deleted the comments and even blocked further comments. Some analysts believe the incident reflects ...

Chinese singer censored for criticizing zero Covid measures

Trending 08/25/22, 20:46

For some time now, Chinese citizens have been encouraged to show the discontent generated by the strict measures of the zero COVID policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Some people dared to post strong criticism toward the CCP, others expressed their angst through ironic jokes, including exposing the ridiculous ...

‘Wolf warrior’ given ‘cold water bath’ after bragging

Opinion 08/25/22, 13:07

Zhao Lijian, one of the representatives of Chinese foreign ministry’s "wolf warriors", was recently rumored to have bipolar disorder, and has beaten his wife in a domestic violence attack. Zhao had been silent for more than 10 days, and then recently his Twitter account went active again, posting regularly as ...

Beijing hires hackers to attack human rights organizations

Trending 08/24/22, 16:03

Massachusetts-based cybersecurity company Recorded Future recently released a report stating that a hacker group associated with the Chinese Communist Party has been targeting human rights organizations, think tanks, media agencies, and multinational government agencies. The group has carried out cyberattacks over the past three years. The hacker group RedAlpha targeted Amnesty ...

Local government out of money? Increased fines picking up the slack?

Trending 08/24/22, 15:52

The CCP's local finances are in a serious crisis. There are reports that they are using various forms of fines to make money, and people are complaining. The Chinese Communist Party's State Council recently asked local governments to "strictly prohibit the use of fines to generate revenue." Scholars believe that the ...