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‘Zero-COVID’ Lockdown in Shanghai Compounds Xi’s Political Dilemma
News analysis Over the past two years, cities and entirely provinces in China implemented economically and socially destructive “zero-COVID” lockdowns and other control measures to squash the virus. Shanghai, however, stuck to a milder “precise...
New Congressional Report on China’s Religious Persecutions Highlights Plight of Falun Gong Adherents
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chair and Cochair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), issued the Commission’s 2021 Annual Report on human rights issues in China.  The...
As COVID-19 and Washington put pressure on China’s semiconductor supply chain, Beijing’s semiconductor firms are determined to continue operating.
China Faces Potential Disruptions to Semiconductor Industry, Ignores Biden Administration Warnings
Since late March, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has faced potential risks to its semiconductor industry as COVID-19 and political tensions with the West threaten its capabilities.  Despite the lockdowns and political repercussions, China’s top...
China Deploys Special COVID Task Force to Shanghai as Cases Skyrocket
In their desperate bid to control the growing outbreak of COVID-19, Shanghai authorities have enacted the most extensive lockdown measures since the pandemic first started in Wuhan over two years ago.  The situation has gotten...
Elderly Man in China’s Northeast Denied Right to Buy Food Amid Pandemic Restrictions
Under the country's "Zero-COVID" policy, authorities in China have enacted some of the strictest COVID restrictions since the pandemic began in Wuhan over two years ago. Most recently, the financial hub of Shanghai was placed...
US Senator Condemns CCP Over Death of Falun Gong Practitioner Beaten and Tortured In Police Custody
U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has condemned the Chinese communist regime for its persecution of 66-year-old Ji Yunzhi – a Falun Gong practitioner who died in police custody after being arrested for upholding her faith. ...
China’s Online Retailer Firm JD.com Expands Layoffs as Economy Worsens
As Beijing’s regulators turn up the heat on a heavily saturated internet sector, adding financial pressure to tech companies already impacted by profit declines and a struggling Chinese economy. The mounting financial strain has resulted...
As communist China threatens to invade Taiwan, some see Japan as a stronger ally than the U.S.
Taiwanese Public Trust Japan Over Biden-Led US Against Chinese Invasion
In a two-day poll conducted on Mar. 14, roughly 40 percent of the people in Taiwan believe that Japan is a more likely ally than the U.S. against a possible Chinese invasion. As Russia’s invasion...
People in Shenzhen Jump Off Buildings in Protest of Prolonged Lockdowns Under China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Measures
China has imposed stay-at-home orders on millions more people in the country’s northeast, as it tries to tackle its largest outbreak of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started over two years ago in Wuhan.  The...
Beijing Censors Reports on China Eastern Crash That Claimed 132 Lives
Draconian ‘Zero-COVID’ policy may have contributed to tragic end for Boeing aircraft The March 21 crash of China Eastern flight MU5735 carrying 132 people has drawn international attention, with many expressing condolences for the tragedy....
China Seeing Worst Rise in COVID-19 Cases Since Start of Pandemic, More Tragedy and Lockdowns Ensue
Recently, mainland China and Hong Kong have seen the largest spike in COVID-19 cases in more than two years since the pandemic began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.  Despite determinedly pursuing one of...
People Locked Down in Shenzhen, China Take to Rooftops to Protest Tortuous ‘Zero-COVID’ Policy
Even as Shenzhen announces the easing of certain COVID-19 restrictions by allowing some factories and public transportation to resume operations, many frustrated residents have taken to social media to protest the lengthy lockdowns that remain...