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The Great Chinese Treasure Ships of Zheng He
Ask an American to name the world’s greatest maritime explorers and you will likely hear the names of Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Leif Erickson, Ferdinand Magellan, or Francis Drake. But few would name the...
Torrential Downpours Kill Dozens of People in Southern China
As China attempts to recover from severe losses incurred by the nation’s “zero-COVID policies,” the country is also grappling against increasingly devastating flood seasons. Prolonged rains in the first week of June caused floods in...
US and China Defense Chiefs Butt Heads Over Taiwan Issue During First In-Person Meeting
In their first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic, U.S. and Chinese military chiefs sparred over the issue of Taiwan during a meeting on Friday, June 10. The spat took place during a major defense summit...
Chinese Military Jet Crashes in Residential Area, Killing 1 and Wounding 2
A Chinese air force fighter jet crashed during a training session in China’s central province of Hubei. The accident, which took place in Laohekou, Xianyang on the morning of June 9, killed one person on...
Lockdowns Come Back to Shanghai and Beijing as Chinese Authorities Discover New COVID Cases
After more than two months of lockdowns and movement curbs that have resulted in a string of tragedies and violence, residents in Shanghai finally saw some respite after authorities loosened the draconian “zero-COVID” restrictions on...
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‘Beautiful’ Globalism: Eileen Gu to Be US Olympic Ambassador After Competing for China in Beijing 2022
Speaking with TIME in New York, skiing champion Eileen Gu, who was born in the U.S. but competed for the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, announced June 7 that she...
China Imposes Fines, Restrictions on Minors Who Get Tattoos
On June 6, China's State Council issued a directive banning all tattoos on minors, and warned any business, individual or organization from providing such services or encouraging young people to get tattoos. "No enterprise, organization...
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Taiwan Air Force Jet Makes ‘Hard Landing’ in Hawaii After Aircraft Malfunction
A F-16 fighter jet of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force was forced to make a “hard landing” at an airport in Hawaii after its landing gear failed to deploy on June 6, according...
China Fights Uphill Battle to Rescue Its Economy While Keeping ‘Zero-COVID’
Since late May, state and Chinese Communist Party propaganda outlets have been noticeably promoting Beijing’s economic policies and the central government urging local officials to do economic work well alongside “dynamic zero-COVID.” The central government’s...