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Date Range: 18th Nov – 24th Nov
Politics & Domestic
China Central Bank Adviser Sees GDP Growth Above 5% in 2023 | Bloomberg | 23rd Nov 2022
China must brace for ‘big blow’ after lifting of zero-Covid policy, economist warns | SCMP | 23rd Nov 2022
China's problem of youth game addiction has been solved -top industry body | Yahoo! | 22nd Nov 2022
Taiwan charges army officer with corruption, harming state security | Reuters | 22nd Nov 2022
Taiwan is at the core of China's core interests - Chinese defence minister | Reuters | 22nd Nov 2022
Dozens dead in factory fire in Chinese city of Anyang | The Guardian | 22nd Nov 2022
Xi Jinping and the Paradox of Power: What Mao’s Failures Reveal About Centralizing Control | Foreign Affairs (Opinion Piece) | 21st Nov 2022
China’s Vaunted Belt And Road Initiative Seems To Have Come A-Cropper | Forbes | 21st Nov 2022
China Is Investing Billions in Pakistan. Its Workers There Are under Attack | WSJ | 23rd Nov 2022
US receives stinging criticism at Cop27 despite China’s growing emissions | The Guardian | 22nd Nov 2022
U.S.-Europe Trade Booms as Old Allies Draw Closer | WSJ | 20th Nov 2022
Trudeau says he was not briefed on federal candidates allegedly receiving funds from China | Global News | 20th Nov 2022
Mike Bloomberg forced to apologise after Boris Johnson speech criticising China | The Guardian | 18th Nov 2022
FBI director ‘very concerned’ by reports of secret Chinese police stations in US | The Guardian | 18th Nov 2022
PM says Australia unlikely to back Taiwan to join Pacific trade pact | Australian Broadcast Corp. | 18th Nov 2022
Major funds exposed to companies allegedly engaged in Uyghur repression in China | The Guardian | 23rd Nov 2022
Foxconn offers US$1,400 to new hires to quit and leave Zhengzhou iPhone factory | SCMP | 24th Nov 2022
Debt-laden China Evergrande gives back land sites to Wuhan city | Reuters | 22nd Nov 2022
China set to fine Ant Group over $1 billion, signalling revamp nears end | Reuters | 22nd Nov 2022
Wall Street is falling back in love with China | Sydney Morning Herald | 22nd Nov 2022
Younger Chinese are spurning factory jobs that power the economy | 21st Nov 2022
Moody's closing consulting business in China, cutting staff | Nikkei | 18th Nov 2022
Huge Foxconn iPhone plant in China rocked by fresh worker unrest | Reuters | 23rd Nov 2022
China urged to hand out consumption vouchers to help local governments, boost spending | SCMP | 22nd Nov 2022
Beijing facing 'most severe Covid test' as China reports first deaths in six months | BBC | 22nd Nov 2022
China's Guangzhou locks down millions in 'zero-COVID' fight | Yahoo! | 21st Nov 2022
Hong Kong leader tests positive for COVID after APEC summit | Reuters | 21st Nov 2022
Beijing reports two COVID deaths for Nov 20 | Reuters | 21st Nov 2022
No calm for Guangzhou residents in the eye of China’s Covid-19 storm | SCMP | 18th Nov 2022
Anger at reports baby died due to delayed treatment | BBC | 18th Nov 2022
China Might Have Built a Mach 9 Kerosene-Powered Hypersonic Engine | Yahoo! | 21st Nov 2022
Mystery of sheep walking in circle for 12 days may be solved | NY Post | 21st Nov 2022
Giant panda gifted to Taiwan by China dies | BBC | 20th Nov 2022
中国生活 | Life in China Skateboarders doing kick flips in front of the popo at the Shanghai protests haha 🛹
政治 | Politics In Shanghai, cops drove people away and arrested some protesters. One person live streamed the whole incident on Instagram
Beijing - Residents are overturning lockdown policies by protesting - many communities in the capital previously in lockdown are now open again as protests are taking place, leading to more protesting and dissatisfaction from other communities still in lockdown. Keep up or contribute to info sharing on China’s Covid situation!
中国生活 | Life in China Communication University of China, Nanjing holds an unsanctioned gathering to mourn victims of the Urumqi Fire despite opposition from school officials
It looks like another world catching people and put them in cells or police breaking in there Appartement? Starting lockdowns for millions and losing hundreds of billions ?
Are those protests something serious in China or are they more common but not seen in the west?
I'm sure you've seen protests and clashes in Zhengzhou and Guangzhou. My wife has shown me even more, in places like Nanjing，, Lanzhou and Beijing as well
This feels like a 'moment' for sure..
I don’t understand how these protest videos are coming out of China. I thought CCP controls data and everything get scanned. Any ideas ? I am just curious that’s all.
冠状病毒 | Coronavirus Clip of local district going against zero-covid restrictions using CCP's own 20 clauses and 9 restrictions
Video in mandarin Chinese, but general gist is this local district is enacting its own covid policies based on the central government's own legal clauses. Hopefully someone more fluent in Chinese and knowledgable on China's new 二十条 九不准 "20-clauses and 9-restrictions" can also chime in on whats going on?
新闻 | News In China, Youth Frustrations With Xi Jinping’s CCP Policies Are at an All-time High. Deprived of all freedom, those who can do so are now considering a move abroad.ssaurel.medium.com
Historically, the average dynasty would last around 250 years. When the people are dissatisfied, there would be uprisings. The government would succeed in brutally suppressing the uprisings. There would then be a period of peace. But the uprisings would never stop. More future uprisings would emerge.
The uprisings are like the heads of a hydra. Every time you cut off one head, two would emerge until eventually there are hundreds of uprisings happening simultaneously all over china. This eventually always leads to two outcomes. Either members of the military/government start breaking off, consolidates their own regional hold on power, and become warlords or members of the military start joining the rebels. This has happened in every chinese dynasty.
Some famous examples are when the rebels besieged the capital during the end of the ming dynasty and the imperial troops abandoned their post because they haven't been paid in months and the last emperor committed suicide or during the end of the qing dynasty when a list of soldiers who were planning to mutiny were discovered and instead of executing them, the general simply dismissed them because of his own affections for his soldiers. Those soldiers ended up joining the rebels.
Time is not on the ccp's side. I wonder what color turban will be fashionable in the recent uprisings? I'm am also wondering if there are powerful anti-xi factions within the ccp who are supporting the uprisings and trying to use it for their own political gain?