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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...
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...
China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Measures Continue as Parts of Shenzhen Placed Under Lockdown
As China continues to tackle new COVID-19 cases within its border, Shenzhen is feeling the pressure to contain its newest outbreak fueled by a new Omicron sub-variant. In an effort to curb the chain of...
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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...
Omicron is creating more disruptions to already stressed supply chains.
Omicron Worsens the Supply Chain Crisis
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, many factories have shut down, and supply chain schedules have been disrupted. Now, the spread of the Omicron variant has added more stress to the struggling supply chains. ...
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Protests Break Out Across China’s Largest Cities as Authorities Try to Enforce ‘Zero-COVID’ Measures
With the Beijing Winter Olympics scheduled to begin in 2 weeks, China’s "Zero-COVID” policies have escalated around the country, prompting protests across the metropolitan cities of Tianjin, Shenzhen and Xi'an. Out-of-town residents protesting dwindling supplies...
Evergrande Fails to Pay $83.5-Million Interest Payment
Chinese real estate giant, Evergrande, has failed to pay off its interest payments due on Sept. 23, deepening worries that the business is going to collapse and threaten China’s financial system.  The firm was due...
CHENGDU, CHINA - JUNE 18: A jewelry vendor is seen on West Yulin Road on June 18, 2020 in central Chengdu, China. Street vendors in the tourism city Chengdu are mentioned by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during COVID-19 as an example of economic recovery.
Decrease In Consumer Spending Threatens China’s Economy
Weak domestic consumption — largely attributed to the impact of the COVID-19 virus — is having devastating consequences for scores of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in China. It’s impacting the livelihoods of many Chinese...
COVID-19 concerns in China have led to the suspension of flights from Shenzhen to Beijing.
COVID-19 Surge: Flights From Shenzhen to Beijing Suspended
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has suspended direct flights from Shenzhen to Beijing until at least July 1 following a surge in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. Although direct flights to Beijing are canceled, people...
Employee of British Consulate in Hong Kong Detained While in China
Simon Cheng Man-kit, a Hong Kong resident working as a consultant for the UK Consulate, went missing Aug. 8 while attending a business meeting in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese city that borders Hong Kong. Cheng...
Hong Kong Protesters Unyielding as Threat of Military Crackdown Looms
More observers warn of a possible violent crackdown by the mainland Chinese authorities in Hong Kong as millions of residents continue to resist what they see as the dismantling of their city’s autonomy and rule...
Communist Policies Hurt China’s Coastal Economy as US Tariffs Loom
The Chinese private sector, having grown extensively in the last several decades, is now on the verge of collapse as China’s communist authorities squeeze companies for profits, and as Beijing maintains an unyielding stance in...