Grand opening of super-capacity crematorium; CDC China accused of fooling people

Grand opening of super-capacity crematorium; CDC China accused of fooling people

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 17:28:37

0:00 A new crematorium has opened in Inner Mongolia
0:34 Chinese mainlander publicly criticizes CDC for fooling people with its COVID death toll
1:39 1000-year-old tree caught fire for no reason

An artist famous for paintings praising the CCP passed over

An artist famous for paintings praising the CCP passed over

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 17:23:25

On January 26, the official website of the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts said that Chen Liyan, the former principal of the Academy and an artist known for his paintings praising the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), passed away on the morning of January 25, aged 83.

If someone falls to the ground, there will be a stampede’: tourist chaos during Chinese New Year

If someone falls to the ground, there will be a stampede’: tourist chaos during Chinese New Year

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 12:07:37
RFA: Shocking monthly figures in a Wuhan district

RFA: Shocking monthly figures in a Wuhan district

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 10:23:09

After China lifted the “zero-COVID” pandemic prevention measures in December last year, the COVID pandemic broke out strongly again across the country.

CNN reporter tailed by Chinese police while covering COVID in village

CNN reporter tailed by Chinese police while covering COVID in village

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 10:13:34

Chinese police have openly followed a CNN reporter crew as they attempted to explore the real COVID situation in rural China.

For the Lunar New Year, CNN’s Beijing-based correspondent Selina Wang went to Dali Village, Guizhou province, where the Dong ethnic group resides. The instant they arrived, they were met by six government officials.

Chinese escaped recounts China's pandemic; Jack Ma spends festive New Year in Hong Kong

Chinese escaped recounts China's pandemic; Jack Ma spends festive New Year in Hong Kong

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 08:08:46

0:00 Highlight
0:31 Fleeing China's pandemic, Chinese immigrant recounts disastrous livelihood in China
4:13 Jack Ma spends festive New Year in Hong Kong
5:59 China’s biggest private sector bank sues property billionaire Lu Zhiqiang over a $1 billion debt
8:12 Why Hong Kong Garrison's New Year's video clip was ridiculed
10:07 Australia spends $700 million on new torpedoes to deter China

Apple silently broadens Beijing’s censorship to Hong Kong

Apple silently broadens Beijing’s censorship to Hong Kong

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 06:03:52

Apple is silently imposing the mainland’s internet censorship on Hong Kong users despite its ‘privacy is a fundamental human right’ motto.

According to The Intercept, Hong Kong users discovered that Apple’s web browser Safari was blocking access to code-sharing website GitLab, warning that it carried “unverified information” that could be harmful to visitors.

US Treasury Secretary's Africa visit puts Beijing in a dilemma

US Treasury Secretary's Africa visit puts Beijing in a dilemma

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 06:02:28

The U.S. government recently took the initiative to launch a game with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on the African continent. The "One Belt, One Road" initiative promoted by the CCP for many years has plunged many countries into debt crises. Faced with that situation, the U.S. mercilessly took action, pushing Beijing into a dilemma.

Chinese concerned about the 2nd peak; Shanghai’s daily fatalities toll is 12 times more than usual

Chinese concerned about the 2nd peak; Shanghai’s daily fatalities toll is 12 times more than usual

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 03:43:31

In December last year, the National School of Development of Peking University reported that the number of infected people nationwide was about 900 million. The pandemic sequelae became one of the focuses of public attention. Chinese are worried about being re-infected during the second peak.

Two more cold waves expected to hit China; Beijing reaches -15.4 °C first time in 40 years

Two more cold waves expected to hit China; Beijing reaches -15.4 °C first time in 40 years

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 03:03:32

Temperatures at Mohe, Heilongjiang's official international weather station, fell below -50 °C (-58 °F). This set the lowest temperature record in 54 years, dating back to January 20, 1969. In addition, 13 provincial capitals in northern China continued to face the coldest morning since the onset of winter on January 24.

Among them, the coldest place is Beijing, which reached -15.4 °C (4.2 °F). According to weather.com, the last time Beijing reached this low temperature was more than 40 years ago, on January 28, 1977.

Bloomberg: Google blocks 50,000 pieces of content from Chinese regime-tied propaganda network

Bloomberg: Google blocks 50,000 pieces of content from Chinese regime-tied propaganda network

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 01:46:28

Google said on Thursday, January 26, that it blocked over 50,000 pieces of content shared by a Chinese regime-tied propaganda network last year.

According to Bloomberg, Google researchers said the Chinese group, also known as “Spamouflage Dragon” and “Dragonbridge,” spread spam and disinformation on social media posts with political content that is in line with the interests of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Chinese policy encouraging women to have babies prompts Chinese women to say ‘NO’

Chinese policy encouraging women to have babies prompts Chinese women to say ‘NO’

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 00:53:41

Statistics have confirmed that China’s population is officially shrinking because more people die than are born. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) encouragement campaign for more births is underway.

However, observers say that this is not the solution, but on the contrary, it will put pressure on Chinese women today.

Expert: Chinese government will see consequences if long-term arrears on medical wages aren’t paid

Expert: Chinese government will see consequences if long-term arrears on medical wages aren’t paid

Spotlight on China 2023-01-29 00:00:09

The Chinese government has abandoned its zero-COVID policy, but the high economic costs accumulated over the past three years complicate economic recovery.

Some media outlets reported that medical staff in mainland China worked long hours to cope with the surge of patients. However, their wages fell, and they were still owed.

A lot of people passed away? The hukou number canceled in China is 3-5 times higher than usual

A lot of people passed away? The hukou number canceled in China is 3-5 times higher than usual

Spotlight on China 2023-01-28 23:28:01

According to Wang Ning, a person in the medical field in Jiangsu province, China, revealed in an interview with RFA on January 25, internal data of the health system and the Civil Affairs Bureau show that since the beginning of December, 2022, the number of people canceling their hukou (household registration) in Jiangsu has increased by 3 to 5 times compared to the same period the previous year, and even higher in some places: "Some of my friends are civil servants, they have to handle the removal of hukou, the number is 3 times higher than usual. I heard some relevant data from people doing funeral services in the suburbs saying that the death toll from the pandemic is almost 4 to 5 times higher."

'Oh my God, it fell twice'; Chinese passengers panic due to Air China jet's incident

'Oh my God, it fell twice'; Chinese passengers panic due to Air China jet's incident

Spotlight on China 2023-01-28 23:16:03

The incident occurred on Air China flight CA8524 from Xi'an to Wenzhou. The flight encountered strong air currents at high altitudes, causing severe turbulence and the plane to suddenly drop.

Can China's 'Three-No' main battleship join the war?

Can China's 'Three-No' main battleship join the war?

Spotlight on China 2023-01-28 22:21:12

Some information about the frontline warships of the Chinese navy revealed by the Chinese media shows that the real strength of the Chinese navy is far behind that of the U.S. and far below the required strength of a conventional navy.

10% CCP members are passed away; ‘I don't want to live anymore’: many tourists stuck in freezing con

10% CCP members are passed away; ‘I don't want to live anymore’: many tourists stuck in freezing con

Spotlight on China 2023-01-28 21:36:37

0:00 Highlights
0:32 'Not the Lunar New Year, it's the funeral'; 10% CCP members are passed away: leaked information
2:14 Wealthy Chinese rush to emigrate, leaving the economy weakened, and it is accelerating
4:36 China’s soccer corruption: Officials dismissed for investigation, match-fixing case impact expands
6:53 ‘I don't want to live anymore’: Thousands of tourists stuck in freezing conditions for hours
9:05 UK warns: Chinese regime can spy via in home appliances

Entrepreneurs in Thailand brace for long-awaited return of Chinese tourists

Entrepreneurs in Thailand brace for long-awaited return of Chinese tourists

Spotlight on China 2023-01-28 20:50:45

Before the pandemic, Chinese tourists, who formerly accounted for a quarter of a trillion dollars in yearly global travel spending, made up about a third of Thailand's visitors.
As Reuters reported, entrepreneurs eagerly await the return of Chinese visitors to the tourist island of Phuket in Thailand.

Experts report COVID fatality 40 times higher than China’s official data; Chinese withdraw from CCP

Experts report COVID fatality 40 times higher than China’s official data; Chinese withdraw from CCP

Spotlight on China 2023-01-28 18:51:45

0:00 Highlights
0:33 China reports less than 900 daily fatalities, but experts report nearly 40 times higher.
2:13 Chinese withdrawing from the CCP: ‘Will God protect an evil organization member?’
6:07 Chinese suffer from a cold Lunar New Year with gas shortages making life harder.
8:31 Chinese employees are afraid to return to their hometowns for the New Year with little or no income.
11:35 California's attack shocks Chinese immigrants, Chinese living in China react differently.

3,000-year-old statue 'lying flat' due to tourists' dispute; ‘Cold dishes’ is new trend

3,000-year-old statue 'lying flat' due to tourists' dispute; ‘Cold dishes’ is new trend

Spotlight on China 2023-01-28 18:45:39

0:00 ‘Cold dishes’ turn out to be frozen dishes1:11 3,000-year-old bronze statue 'lying flat' due to tourists' dispute1:37 Funeral home: Bodies delivered every three minutes

  • Grand opening of super-capacity crematorium; CDC China accused of fooling people

    Grand opening of super-capacity crematorium; CDC China accused of fooling people

  • An artist famous for paintings praising the CCP passed over

    An artist famous for paintings praising the CCP passed over

  • If someone falls to the ground, there will be a stampede’: tourist chaos during Chinese New Year

    If someone falls to the ground, there will be a stampede’: tourist chaos during Chinese New Year

  • RFA: Shocking monthly figures in a Wuhan district

    RFA: Shocking monthly figures in a Wuhan district

  • CNN reporter tailed by Chinese police while covering COVID in village

    CNN reporter tailed by Chinese police while covering COVID in village

  • Chinese escaped recounts China's pandemic; Jack Ma spends festive New Year in Hong Kong

    Chinese escaped recounts China's pandemic; Jack Ma spends festive New Year in Hong Kong

  • Apple silently broadens Beijing’s censorship to Hong Kong

    Apple silently broadens Beijing’s censorship to Hong Kong

  • US Treasury Secretary's Africa visit puts Beijing in a dilemma

    US Treasury Secretary's Africa visit puts Beijing in a dilemma

  • Chinese concerned about the 2nd peak; Shanghai’s daily fatalities toll is 12 times more than usual

    Chinese concerned about the 2nd peak; Shanghai’s daily fatalities toll is 12 times more than usual

  • Two more cold waves expected to hit China; Beijing reaches -15.4 °C first time in 40 years

    Two more cold waves expected to hit China; Beijing reaches -15.4 °C first time in 40 years

  • Bloomberg: Google blocks 50,000 pieces of content from Chinese regime-tied propaganda network

    Bloomberg: Google blocks 50,000 pieces of content from Chinese regime-tied propaganda network

  • Chinese policy encouraging women to have babies prompts Chinese women to say ‘NO’

    Chinese policy encouraging women to have babies prompts Chinese women to say ‘NO’

  • Expert: Chinese government will see consequences if long-term arrears on medical wages aren’t paid

    Expert: Chinese government will see consequences if long-term arrears on medical wages aren’t paid

  • A lot of people passed away? The hukou number canceled in China is 3-5 times higher than usual

    A lot of people passed away? The hukou number canceled in China is 3-5 times higher than usual

  • 'Oh my God, it fell twice'; Chinese passengers panic due to Air China jet's incident

    'Oh my God, it fell twice'; Chinese passengers panic due to Air China jet's incident

  • Can China's 'Three-No' main battleship join the war?

    Can China's 'Three-No' main battleship join the war?

  • 10% CCP members are passed away; ‘I don't want to live anymore’: many tourists stuck in freezing con

    10% CCP members are passed away; ‘I don't want to live anymore’: many tourists stuck in freezing con

  • Entrepreneurs in Thailand brace for long-awaited return of Chinese tourists

    Entrepreneurs in Thailand brace for long-awaited return of Chinese tourists

  • Experts report COVID fatality 40 times higher than China’s official data; Chinese withdraw from CCP

    Experts report COVID fatality 40 times higher than China’s official data; Chinese withdraw from CCP

  • 3,000-year-old statue 'lying flat' due to tourists' dispute; ‘Cold dishes’ is new trend

    3,000-year-old statue 'lying flat' due to tourists' dispute; ‘Cold dishes’ is new trend

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