China Mobile raises scrutiny by hindering overseas calls, SMS allegedly to fight fraud

China Mobile raises scrutiny by hindering overseas calls, SMS allegedly to fight fraud

Spotlight on China 2022-05-16 01:42:41

Major Chinese telecommunication China Mobile is rolling out a new system to restrict calls from abroad. The move comes as the government is allegedly tightening its grip on telecoms fraud.

CNN reporter leaves China due to strict COVID prevention measure

CNN reporter leaves China due to strict COVID prevention measure

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 19:12:04

CNN reported that David Culver, Correspondent in China, recently left Shanghai to share the one-way trip. He said it was a relief to get on the plane, but he felt "a bit of survivor's guilt.”

China wealth health will be affected due to shrunk housing price

China wealth health will be affected due to shrunk housing price

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 17:14:23

According to the pre-epidemic China Urban Household Wealth Health Report, China's household wealth has increased year by year and already ranks second in the world. However, the report finds that China's housing assets account for 77.7%, the largest component of household wealth and much higher than the 34.6% in the United States.

China's lockdown: Foreign capital flees Hong Kong this week

China's lockdown: Foreign capital flees Hong Kong this week

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 15:02:25

Confidence in Chinese stocks is weakening as the country continues its lockdown policy to fight the Covid pandemic. As a result, some capital flights occurred in the Hong Kong market this week.

Beijing citizens’ growing dissatisfaction amid signs of lockdown

Beijing citizens’ growing dissatisfaction amid signs of lockdown

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 14:03:33

A number of communities in the China capital express their dissatisfaction.

‘Stop treating us like animal’: Beijing's lockdown escalates protests

‘Stop treating us like animal’: Beijing's lockdown escalates protests

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 13:07:58

Since the Covid-19 outbreak in April, new infections per day in Beijing only stay within 40 to over 60 cases. Although the outbreak has waned slightly in recent days, harsh control measures have instead escalated. This move has triggered anger among citizens, leading to mass protests.

Shanghai: yay or nay for 'Big Whites' to break into residents’ home

Shanghai: yay or nay for 'Big Whites' to break into residents’ home

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 13:02:51

China's anti-epidemic personnel, known as "Dabai" or "Big Whites," for their distinctive protective clothes, were pictured breaking into residents' homes through a window.

As Sohu reported, the person had to climb upstairs with the help of the drainpipe to enter a resident's house because he had no key or no way to get in while the house owner had been taken to a quarantine site.

Recently, Shanghai residents are seeing Big Whites a lot more often, as they would enter their homes to spray disinfectant. Some were as thorough as to spray every corner of the place, including TV, furniture, or refrigerators.

ACM withdraws more than 300 ‘fake’ papers from Chinese scholars

ACM withdraws more than 300 ‘fake’ papers from Chinese scholars

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 12:45:45

According to retractionwatch.com, the New York-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recently retracted 323 academic papers from its database.

All were by Chinese scholars. Some were even from double-first-class universities such as the China Agricultural University and East China University of Science and Technology.

ACM said its investigation found that the documents came from a fake academic conference and were published without proper peer review.

ACM announced the papers were removed from its Digital Library and said, [quote] “None of the papers from this proceeding should be cited in the literature because of the questionable integrity of the peer review process for this Conference.”

Beijing to use nuclear weapons if it invades Taiwan, war game suggests

Beijing to use nuclear weapons if it invades Taiwan, war game suggests

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 10:01:10

A war game of China invading Taiwan has recently been conducted. The game involves the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), former Pentagon officials, U.S. lawmakers, and China experts.

It was set up in NBC News' Washington bureau in April.

U.S. 'dual-track' policy with China and the 3 conditions needed to succeed

U.S. 'dual-track' policy with China and the 3 conditions needed to succeed

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 09:44:59

Newtalk cited Expert Wang Hejin as saying the U.S. is applying a "dual-track" policy with the Chinese government. Wang also pointed out what the U.S. should do to promote this policy.

China’s Hikvision surveillance camera found inside top secret UK science hub

China’s Hikvision surveillance camera found inside top secret UK science hub

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 09:30:29

Chinese blacklisted video surveillance technology is being used in a top-secret laboratory in the United Kingdom.

China cancels Asian soccer tournament due to Covid

China cancels Asian soccer tournament due to Covid

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 08:18:06

According to Reuters, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on May 14 that China has withdrawn from hosting the 2023 Asian Cup soccer tournament due to the Covid situation.

Beijingers resist strict quarantine and want to raise their voices

Beijingers resist strict quarantine and want to raise their voices

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 07:16:54

On May 12, a video circulated on the Internet showing that Panjiayuan, the top community in Chaoyang District, Beijing, was closed.

China Snow falls in summer, following other uncanny natural phenomena

China Snow falls in summer, following other uncanny natural phenomena

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 06:14:39

Just one week after summer kicked off, snow suddenly fell in many places in China.

China Railway 11th Bureau: 6 senior officials punished for failure in pandemic control

China Railway 11th Bureau: 6 senior officials punished for failure in pandemic control

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 05:40:25

In a May 14 press conference, the Beijing Municipal Epidemic Prevention and Control Department claimed that the China Railway 11th Bureau had poorly deployed prevention and control work, resulting in an epidemic cluster in three project departments of the Bureau's third company.

G7 calls on China ‘not to undermine sanctions imposed on Russia’ amid Moscow’s invasion in Ukraine

G7 calls on China ‘not to undermine sanctions imposed on Russia’ amid Moscow’s invasion in Ukraine

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 05:21:53

The Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers held a meeting on May 14. According to Reuters, the G7 agreed to reinforce Russia’s economic and political isolation and provide Ukraine with military and defense assistance.

Congress members urge Biden to visit Taiwan on his upcoming trip to Asia

Congress members urge Biden to visit Taiwan on his upcoming trip to Asia

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 04:47:40

A group of U.S. House of Representatives members sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging the U.S to add Taiwan to the list of countries he will visit during his upcoming Asia trip.

The group includes nine representatives: Tom Tiffany, Scott Perry, Nancy Mace, Louie Gohmert, Lisa McClain, Peter Stauber, Michelle Steel, Bob Good, and Ronny Jackson.

Shanghai: man kneels and begs to be infected with COVID-19

Shanghai: man kneels and begs to be infected with COVID-19

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 04:14:44

The longer the lockdown in Shanghai remains, the more hardships await its residents.

U.S. Human Rights Committee calls on China to stop forced organ harvesting practice

U.S. Human Rights Committee calls on China to stop forced organ harvesting practice

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 03:44:34

On May 12, the Congress's Lantos Human Rights Commission held a hearing on the issue of live organ harvesting by the Chinese government.

Shanghai resident’s account of escaping from being taken away for quarantine

Shanghai resident’s account of escaping from being taken away for quarantine

Spotlight on China 2022-05-15 03:43:03

Exhausted Shanghai residents are living under constant abuses from the regime's double-down Zero-Covid. Recently, a group of Shanghai residents has tried to break away from the enforced quarantine request.

  • China Mobile raises scrutiny by hindering overseas calls, SMS allegedly to fight fraud

    China Mobile raises scrutiny by hindering overseas calls, SMS allegedly to fight fraud

  • CNN reporter leaves China due to strict COVID prevention measure

    CNN reporter leaves China due to strict COVID prevention measure

  • China wealth health will be affected due to shrunk housing price

    China wealth health will be affected due to shrunk housing price

  • China's lockdown: Foreign capital flees Hong Kong this week

    China's lockdown: Foreign capital flees Hong Kong this week

  • Beijing citizens’ growing dissatisfaction amid signs of lockdown

    Beijing citizens’ growing dissatisfaction amid signs of lockdown

  • ‘Stop treating us like animal’: Beijing's lockdown escalates protests

    ‘Stop treating us like animal’: Beijing's lockdown escalates protests

  • Shanghai: yay or nay for 'Big Whites' to break into residents’ home

    Shanghai: yay or nay for 'Big Whites' to break into residents’ home

  • ACM withdraws more than 300 ‘fake’ papers from Chinese scholars

    ACM withdraws more than 300 ‘fake’ papers from Chinese scholars

  • Beijing to use nuclear weapons if it invades Taiwan, war game suggests

    Beijing to use nuclear weapons if it invades Taiwan, war game suggests

  • U.S. 'dual-track' policy with China and the 3 conditions needed to succeed

    U.S. 'dual-track' policy with China and the 3 conditions needed to succeed

  • China’s Hikvision surveillance camera found inside top secret UK science hub

    China’s Hikvision surveillance camera found inside top secret UK science hub

  • China cancels Asian soccer tournament due to Covid

    China cancels Asian soccer tournament due to Covid

  • Beijingers resist strict quarantine and want to raise their voices

    Beijingers resist strict quarantine and want to raise their voices

  • China Snow falls in summer, following other uncanny natural phenomena

    China Snow falls in summer, following other uncanny natural phenomena

  • China Railway 11th Bureau: 6 senior officials punished for failure in pandemic control

    China Railway 11th Bureau: 6 senior officials punished for failure in pandemic control

  • G7 calls on China ‘not to undermine sanctions imposed on Russia’ amid Moscow’s invasion in Ukraine

    G7 calls on China ‘not to undermine sanctions imposed on Russia’ amid Moscow’s invasion in Ukraine

  • Congress members urge Biden to visit Taiwan on his upcoming trip to Asia

    Congress members urge Biden to visit Taiwan on his upcoming trip to Asia

  • Shanghai: man kneels and begs to be infected with COVID-19

    Shanghai: man kneels and begs to be infected with COVID-19

  • U.S. Human Rights Committee calls on China to stop forced organ harvesting practice

    U.S. Human Rights Committee calls on China to stop forced organ harvesting practice

  • Shanghai resident’s account of escaping from being taken away for quarantine

    Shanghai resident’s account of escaping from being taken away for quarantine

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