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26 Million People Under Shanghai Lockdown as Chinese Regime Deploys Strictest COVID Measures Since Pandemic Began
In a desperate bid to control a growing outbreak in Shanghai, authorities in China have enacted the most extensive COVID-19 lockdown since the pandemic first started in Wuhan over two years ago.  The financial hub,...
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...
Hong Kong Hospitals Placing Body Bags Under Patients’ Beds as COVID-19 Surges Out of Control
There are no funeral ceremonies for some of the hundreds of Hong Kong residents dying everyday due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases. Their bodies are instead sealed in plastic bags and then quickly...
Chinese City on Border with Vietnam Locked Down as New COVID-19 Outbreaks Surge in Both Countries
On Monday, Feb. 7, the Chinese city of Baise, located close to the border between China and Vietnam, was placed under lockdown due to a rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The lockdown...
Hong Kong Ups COVID-19 Preventive and Testing Measures After Surge in Untraceable Cases
After a surge in untraceable COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, authorities have vowed to secure vast numbers of rapid testing kits in order to “carry out voluntary universal screening and introduce home quarantine for close...
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves the Legislative Council main chamber after an oath-swearing ceremony on January 3, 2022 in Hong Kong, China.
Hong Kong Officials and Cathay Pacific Employees Violate COVID-19 Rules
Hong Kong has implemented one of the strictest COVID-19 restrictions in the world. Like China, it follows a zero-tolerance approach regarding the pandemic. That means that the Hong Kong administration will seek to control any...
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Experts Skeptical of Beijing’s Claim That 1st Local Omicron Case Came From Canada
China health authorities have said that the first case of Omicron in Beijing may have been transmitted via a parcel mailed from Canada — a claim that Canadian experts said has no scientific grounding.  Pang...
North Korean army soldiers wearing masks look at the South side of the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.
Insubordination Trend Rising in North Korean Military
North Korea is a totalitarian dictatorship ruled by a strong military establishment. Consequently, the loyalty of military personnel is a key factor that sustains the authoritarian regime. The regime’s top leaders are worried about the...
Cases of the Omicron variant have been reported in Tianjin's latest COVID-19 spike.
China Conducts Mass Testing in Tianjin After Omicron Cases Pop Up
The Chinese port city of Tianjin is the latest to get hit by a COVID-19 outbreak. After over 20 cases of infections popped up, including two Omicron incidents, the city started mass testing citizens on...
COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads in Tianjin, Further Complicating Upcoming Beijing Olympics
COVID-19 outbreaks are spreading across first-tier cities in China such as Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Tianjin. Most recently, Tianjin, a city of 14 million located next to Beijing, reported 20 new cases in one day.  On...
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Xi’an Sets Up Makeshift Hospitals to Contain Outbreak; Residents Complain of Food Shortages Under Lockdown
The COVID-19 outbreak in Xi'an city has become increasingly severe. According to videos and photos posted on Twitter, Xi'an constructed the "Fang Cang (mobile Cabin) Hospital" practically overnight.  These are quarantine buildings like those that...
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Chinese Central Bank Slashes Main Interest Rate Amidst Economic Pressure
On Dec. 20, the People’s Bank Of China (PBOC) announced a five-basis point cut in its one-year Loan Prime Rate (LPR), taking it from 3.85 percent to 3.80 percent. Though the rate cut is small,...