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Shenzhen Civil Servants’ Pay Slashed as Chinese Government Sees Fiscal Shortages
China has seen pay cuts for civil servants in recent years. Since the second half of 2021, the more affluent provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Fujian, and the city of Shanghai have started to announce...
Chinese Authorities Destroy Another Buddha Statue in Ethnic Tibetan Community
A second Buddhist statue revered by Tibetans has been demolished by authorities in China’s Qinghai Province, part of a campaign that locals and human rights groups say is a systematic targeting of Tibetan religion, customs...
Economically Challenged Sri Lanka Asks China to Extend Loan Repayment Programs Amid Financial Crisis
The president of Sri Lanka has asked Beijing to restructure its debt repayments as part of efforts to help the South Asian country navigate a worsening financial crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made the request during...
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Chinese Authorities Ask Ride Sharing Giant Didi to Delist from New York Stock Exchange
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s crackdown on the nation’s big tech continues, the latest company to face issues is ride-sharing app Didi Chuxing Technology Co. On Nov. 25, Chinese regulators asked Didi’s top executives to...
Peng Shuai Tennis Star Missing, Whereabouts Unknown
Peng Shuai’s Whereabouts Unknown After She Supposedly Withdrew Sexual Assault Allegation Involving Retired Chinese Vice-Premier
Professional tennis player Peng Shuai has not been seen since going public with sexual assault allegations against former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Nov. 2. Peng described in her Weibo post how she had agreed...
Is China’s Coal Struggle Just a Means of Strengthening Government Control?
News analysis Since late August, 20 provinces in China have been experiencing power outages or rationing, severely impacting industrial production and people’s daily lives. Meanwhile, coal prices have continued soaring. According to the country’s National...
China Formally Purges Former Interpol President
The former Interpol president and vice-minister of public security in China, Meng Hongwei, has been formally expelled from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and removed from office, according to a statement from the Chinese authorities....
Is Beijing Getting Ready to Tackle a Nationwide Crisis?
In recent years, China’s communist government has been getting more repressive, with expanding surveillance and Internet censorship, and the rapid construction of concentration camps for ethnic and religious minorities. All this has coincided with the...