‘Treats them like peons:’ Chinese money fails to buy Solomons people’s favor

‘Treats them like peons:’ Chinese money fails to buy Solomons people’s favor

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 12:45:50

China is reportedly failing to convince the hearts of the people from the Solomon Islands even as it has successfully engaged its government with generous spending.

The New York Times reported from islanders that residents are now upset about how the Chinese operate in their land, especially in Beijing-influenced politics.

One prime example is workers’ anger with the stadium in the capital Honiara, which received $50 million in funding from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) handled by a Chinese state-owned construction company.

Chinese people not afraid of ruling authority, police helplessly watch

Chinese people not afraid of ruling authority, police helplessly watch

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 12:01:09

Following 'The White Paper Movement,' residents in several cities across China have continued to set off fireworks as a way to protest. It seems that ordinary citizens are no longer afraid of the power of the Chinese regime.

China reports 87,000 fewer cases of COVID losses than experts say

China reports 87,000 fewer cases of COVID losses than experts say

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 11:35:38

0:00 Highlight
0:22 China says it had nearly 13,000 COVID fatalities in the past week
4:11 Wuhan is bustling for Lunar New Year after 3 years of COVID
6:06 China will not have a full economic recovery, experts say
8:40 'Spring Festival Gala' suspected of plagiarizing Japanese music, making Chinese angry

Alarm bells ringing! Will China survive the population crisis?

Alarm bells ringing! Will China survive the population crisis?

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 11:31:02

China’s population is shrinking for the first time in 60 years. Official statistics show the country’s population has reduced by 850,000 people compared to last year. Birth rates also hit a record low—6.77 births per 1,000 people. According to an analysis from the Chinese edition of the New York Times, the downward trend is alarming. China will face great challenges in the near future.

150 million hits in just a few hours of nucleic acid test announcement, authorities hastily delete

150 million hits in just a few hours of nucleic acid test announcement, authorities hastily delete

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 11:29:08

‎In December 2022, the Chinese government lifted the "Zero COVID" pandemic prevention measures, according to which nucleic acid testing everywhere will also be reduced except for schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. However, Dongxiang district, Jiangxi province, China, recently went in the opposite direction and openly defied the pandemic prevention and control orders of the Central Committee of China

A bad omen in the first days of the year, Chinese people fearful

A bad omen in the first days of the year, Chinese people fearful

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 11:26:39

According to Chinese traditional culture, the phenomenon of thunder in the snow in January (Lunar calendar) is a sign of bad luck. A Chinese proverb says, "Snowfall thunder rises, the graves are piled," or "January thunder rises, the bones are piled,"

China says nearly 13,000 COVID fatalities over the past week

China says nearly 13,000 COVID fatalities over the past week

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 11:24:17

China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement on Saturday, January 22, that almost 13,000 Covid-related fatality occurred in hospitals between January 13 and 19.

The agency said 681 hospitalized patients died of respiratory failure from COVID, and 11,977 passed away from other illnesses associated with the infection.

‘Where have people gone?’ High-speed rail deserted; Rural areas in China face COVID drug shortages

‘Where have people gone?’ High-speed rail deserted; Rural areas in China face COVID drug shortages

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 07:51:39

0:00 Highlight
0:36 Rural areas in China face COVID drug shortages over lunar New Year holiday
2:13 ‘Where have people gone?’ High-speed rail in Shandong deserted despite Lunar New Year
3:34 The anomaly behind Xi's reuse of these two officials
7:42 The real estate bubble burst causing China’s GDP to fall the most in 40 years
9:22 ‘We could lose everything:’ Seven years into China’s gigantic hydroelectric plant in Ecuador

The U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong: 15,000 Americans evacuated Hong Kong

The U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong: 15,000 Americans evacuated Hong Kong

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 06:02:14

‎On January 25, Gregory May, The U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong, said that about 15,000 U.S. citizens, or 20% of Americans in the city in 2019, have left Hong Kong in the last two years.

Police in charge of census reveal loopholes in China's demographic statistics

Police in charge of census reveal loopholes in China's demographic statistics

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 06:00:00

‎The Chinese Communist Party is known to be a lying entity. Recently, this organization has been repeatedly criticized for hiding data about the origin of COVID-19 and the number of people infected and dying from the pandemic.

Chinese local governments urge people to buy properties during New year, but to no avail

Chinese local governments urge people to buy properties during New year, but to no avail

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 03:43:35

As the mainland Chinese real estate industry struggles, officials in many places have implemented preferential policies one after the other. According to Chinese language media Xin Tang Ren, they are trying to profit from the Chinese New Year by stimulating a wave of homebuyers among returnees. Their purpose is to ease the financial difficulties of local governments. Despite the promotional programs offered by local governments and developers, the actual effect is minimal.

‎Chinese national insider enlisted US Army to access CIA, FBI, NASA databases, sentenced by DOJ

‎Chinese national insider enlisted US Army to access CIA, FBI, NASA databases, sentenced by DOJ

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 03:06:23

A Chinese engineer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for being a part of Beijing’s efforts to extract advanced aerospace and satellite technologies developed by U.S. entities.

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday, January 25, that 31-year-old Ji Chaoqun was providing China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) information on eight individuals for potential recruitment. Some of whom were said to be U.S. defense contractors.

UK warns: Chinese regime can spy via in home appliances

UK warns: Chinese regime can spy via in home appliances

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 03:05:22

The Chinese regime can spy on millions of people in the U.K. by weaponizing microchips in cars, household appliances, and even lightbulbs. According to a report from the Washington-based consultancy Observe, Orientate, Decide, Act (OODA) small modules, known as cellular IoT (Internet of Things), can gather and transmit data by using the 5G network.

More than 90% estimated to be infected with Covid by the end of January in Beijing

More than 90% estimated to be infected with Covid by the end of January in Beijing

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 01:36:21

‎With 22 million inhabitants, Beijing will reach more than 90 % of people who contracted COVID by the end of January.

This was estimated by a recent study by the University of Hong Kong published in the journal Nature Medicine on January 13 and reported by the South China Morning Post.

The anomaly behind Xi's reuse of these two officials

The anomaly behind Xi's reuse of these two officials

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 00:39:17

The two national sessions of the CCP will be held in early March, as usual. However, influenced by internal and external situations, this will be another political turning point that Xi Jinping may face after the 20th National Congress. Recently, some sensitive signals have emerged.

Chinese suffer cold Lunar New Year with gas shortages making life harder

Chinese suffer cold Lunar New Year with gas shortages making life harder

Spotlight on China 2023-01-27 00:00:47

A cold snap is taking over China for the Lunar New Year, but people’s leading source of warmth during this time has become a fancy commodity.
The New York Times reported that Beijing has already foreseen the natural gas shortage. On January 13, Lian Weiliang, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, said, “Some localities and enterprises have not implemented measures to ensure the supply and price of energy for people’s livelihood.”

China’s Semiconductor ‘Big Fund’ former manager handed over to prosecutors

China’s Semiconductor ‘Big Fund’ former manager handed over to prosecutors

Spotlight on China 2023-01-26 23:29:25

‎According to Caixin Global, China’s graft busters have handed over Lu Jun, the former manager of China’s biggest state-run semiconductor investment fund, to prosecutors.

They will decide whether to press criminal charges against him. According to a statement from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCCI), Lu Jun has been expelled from the Chinese government system for taking bribes, embezzling public funds, and abusing his position at a state-owned enterprise.

Many accidents happen in China on the first day of Lunar New Year

Many accidents happen in China on the first day of Lunar New Year

Spotlight on China 2023-01-26 22:31:52

‎On January 22, the first day of the Lunar New Year, there were accidents in many places in China.

According to Sina, at 3 p.m. on January 22, a helium-filled hot air balloon in an entertainment facility in Zuihuagu Scenic Area, Taiping county, Shawan district, Leshan, Sichuan province, was just flying into the air when the seat belt broke, causing the hot air balloon to quickly fall into the forest.

China's population decline to impact global scale, report says

China's population decline to impact global scale, report says

Spotlight on China 2023-01-26 22:22:48

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‎The phenomenon of depopulation in China continues to cause a stir.

Recently, different media outlets reported that China's population has been shrinking for 60 years.

Furthermore, it was warned that the drastic change in the structure of the Chinese not only represents an unprecedented threat to China's rise, but also has global implications.

An expert said CCP officials are lying flat: Publicly curse Xi

An expert said CCP officials are lying flat: Publicly curse Xi

Spotlight on China 2023-01-26 21:37:49

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Officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are disgruntled and showing signs of rebellion. They are indifferent at work and speak ill of CCP leaders behind their backs.

According to Creaders, Yuan Hongbing, a famous scholar in Australia, on January 23, said that the phenomenon of CCP officials lying flat has become common.

  • ‘Treats them like peons:’ Chinese money fails to buy Solomons people’s favor

    ‘Treats them like peons:’ Chinese money fails to buy Solomons people’s favor

  • Chinese people not afraid of ruling authority, police helplessly watch

    Chinese people not afraid of ruling authority, police helplessly watch

  • China reports 87,000 fewer cases of COVID losses than experts say

    China reports 87,000 fewer cases of COVID losses than experts say

  • Alarm bells ringing! Will China survive the population crisis?

    Alarm bells ringing! Will China survive the population crisis?

  • 150 million hits in just a few hours of nucleic acid test announcement, authorities hastily delete

    150 million hits in just a few hours of nucleic acid test announcement, authorities hastily delete

  • A bad omen in the first days of the year, Chinese people fearful

    A bad omen in the first days of the year, Chinese people fearful

  • China says nearly 13,000 COVID fatalities over the past week

    China says nearly 13,000 COVID fatalities over the past week

  • ‘Where have people gone?’ High-speed rail deserted; Rural areas in China face COVID drug shortages

    ‘Where have people gone?’ High-speed rail deserted; Rural areas in China face COVID drug shortages

  • The U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong: 15,000 Americans evacuated Hong Kong

    The U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong: 15,000 Americans evacuated Hong Kong

  • Police in charge of census reveal loopholes in China's demographic statistics

    Police in charge of census reveal loopholes in China's demographic statistics

  • Chinese local governments urge people to buy properties during New year, but to no avail

    Chinese local governments urge people to buy properties during New year, but to no avail

  • ‎Chinese national insider enlisted US Army to access CIA, FBI, NASA databases, sentenced by DOJ

    ‎Chinese national insider enlisted US Army to access CIA, FBI, NASA databases, sentenced by DOJ

  • UK warns: Chinese regime can spy via in home appliances

    UK warns: Chinese regime can spy via in home appliances

  • More than 90% estimated to be infected with Covid by the end of January in Beijing

    More than 90% estimated to be infected with Covid by the end of January in Beijing

  • The anomaly behind Xi's reuse of these two officials

    The anomaly behind Xi's reuse of these two officials

  • Chinese suffer cold Lunar New Year with gas shortages making life harder

    Chinese suffer cold Lunar New Year with gas shortages making life harder

  • China’s Semiconductor ‘Big Fund’ former manager handed over to prosecutors

    China’s Semiconductor ‘Big Fund’ former manager handed over to prosecutors

  • Many accidents happen in China on the first day of Lunar New Year

    Many accidents happen in China on the first day of Lunar New Year

  • China's population decline to impact global scale, report says

    China's population decline to impact global scale, report says

  • An expert said CCP officials are lying flat: Publicly curse Xi

    An expert said CCP officials are lying flat: Publicly curse Xi