Tag: covid-19-pandemic

A worker wearing a face mask looks out from an entrance of a hospital toward the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
In China, Employees Who Allegedly Breach COVID-19 Rules Get Jail
Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the Chinese regime has taken strict action against people who breach containment rules. Recently, Beijing detained three people for a period of up to four years after they were...
New Yorkers load furniture into a U-haul moving truck in New York City.
U-Haul Runs Out of Trucks as Californians Leave For Texas and Other Republican-Run States
Recent reports have suggested that California has seen a decline in population in the past year due to declining birth rates and migration, for example. A new report by U-Haul, a moving equipment and storage...
A Chinese firefighter wears a protective suit and carries a disinfection hose during a training session for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Blaming ‘Hostile Forces’, North Korea Says It Won’t Send an Olympic Team to Beijing
The North Korean regime is sitting out the 2022 Winter Olympics held in Beijing next month, citing condemnation of its ally China by "hostile forces" and the COVID-19 pandemic as reasons for its non-attendance. Pyongyang...
The US inflation report showed consumer prices rising significantly for energy and food in July.
Wheat, Cheese, Bread, Vegetables and Other Foods Will Get Pricier in 2022 as Inflation Surges
The constant rise in food prices in Joe Biden’s first year as president has been a major talking point this year. Unfortunately, in Biden’s second year, it’s only supposed to get worse. According to the...
China Imposes Travel Restrictions in Xi’an, Ordering Migrant Workers to Stay in City During New Year Break
After a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in China’s northwestern city of Xi’an, the Chinese government announced on Dec. 26 that rural migrant workers across the surrounding Shaanxi Province would not be allowed to...
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China Fights New COVID-19 Waves in Zhejiang and Xi’an, Quarantining Thousands
Recently, the epidemic situation in the cities of Ningbo, Shaoxing and Hangzhou in southeastern China’s Zhejiang Province has intensified with the area’s first major COVID-19 cluster this year.  As of mid-December, hundreds of thousands of...
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Engineering Professor Dies After Prolonged Quarantine in China Prevents Her From Seeking Cancer Treatment
China’s zero-COVID policies have placed significant strain on everyday life and economic activity, and their draconian implementation — such as quarantines and lockdowns without adequate accommodations for those affected — has sometimes led to tragedy....
China's military spending exceeds that of most Asian countries.
China’s Defense Expenditure Greater Than South-East Asian Countries and Regional Rivals
One of the most explicit ways of measuring the potential military capability of a nation is its expenditure on defense. With its growing desire to become a global superpower, China’s expenditure on defense has increased...
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the November jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House on December 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Image: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images)
American Worker Productivity Declines to Worst Level in Six Decades
The Labor Department reported that the productivity of U.S. workers in this year’s third quarter fell to the worst levels since 1960. The Q3 nonfarm business employee output per hour fell at an annualized rate...
Tens of thousands of cancer cases potentially went unattended during the pandemic in UK.
Up to 740,000 Cancer Cases in the UK May Have Been Missed Due to the Pandemic
According to a recent report from the UK spending watchdog National Audit Office (NAO), 240,000 to 740,000 urgent referrals for suspected cancer were missed by general practitioners (GP) during the pandemic. This is because millions...
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How China Attempted to Economically ‘Break’ Australia
Kurt Campbell, the Indo-Pacific coordinator for the Biden administration, recently warned that Beijing has resorted to “dramatic economic warfare” in an attempt to “break” Australia economically. He made the comments while delivering a speech at...
USDA Choice beef is displayed for sale in a grocery store on November 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. U.S. consumer prices have increased solidly in the past few months on items such as food, rent, cars and other goods as inflation has risen to a level not seen in 30 years. The consumer-price index rose by 6.2 percent in October compared to one year ago.
Understanding Shadow Inflation and How It Impacts You
The COVID-19 pandemic and the problems it has created, like the supply chain crisis, has raised the prices of goods. In October, the annual rate of inflation in the United States rose by 6.2 percent,...