For five months, internet users in China have been waiting for the result of a special case. On April 9, Yantai Police Department announced that they were officially investigating an alleged statutory rape. A girl, Li Xingxing, claimed that her foster father, Bao Yuming, had been raping her for the past three years. The news heated up when people found out that Bao is a board member of the ZTE Corporation (he was kicked out right after the news).
Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan, who worked in a Hong Kong lab, published a report on Zemodo, an open-access digital platform, alleging the SARS-CoV-2 virus is manmade. According to Dr. Li’s abstract, “SARS-CoV-2 shows biological characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring, zoonotic virus.”
Russia announced the new cruise missile that is a joint venture between Russia and India. The Russian-Indian cruise missile in the new version will be able to hit radio detection and guidance aircraft with the AWACS system. The air-to-air missile system is named BrahMos, for the name of the joint venture.
India is leading the world in the battle with Corona with the lowest mortality rate in a highly densely populated country with poverty and disease. China is spreading out in the world. So much more so its evil influences have become manifested in a virus which has caused the Corona Pandemic.
At the end of August, the Chinese company LandSpace completed several rounds of engine testing for its ZQ2 rocket and intends to conduct its first launch next year. About writes the edition “people’s daily”. LandSpace or Landspace Technology Corporation is a Chinese private space launch company based in Beijing.
Due to the Covid-19, it has become harder to seek certain services in other countries, which forces people to turn to their domestic markets. On the one hand, according to a report by China Population Association, one in every six Chinese couples have fertility issues. On the other hand, in China, surrogacy is illegal.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that the video sharing app TikTok, owned by Chinese technology company, ByteDance, should be sold to a US firm or cease its operations in the US altogether. Trump gave the company a deadline of September 15 to comply.
While most industries suffer from the Covid-19 this year, one keeps thriving: food delivery. However, more often than not, the winner of the game is the capital. The frontline workers are the ones who make it all great, not the ones to benefit from it. These days, an article called “Takeaway Riders, Stuck in the System” has sparked waves of discussions online.
The first squad of five Rafale fighter jets purchased from France were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force at 10 AM on Thursday. These five fighters were included in the Seventeenth Squadron of the Air Force, also known as the Golden Arrows. For this, preparations have been started at the Ambala station of the Air Force.
Last month, China’s “President for Life,” Xi Jinping, pointed out in a speech the importance of saving food. According to the Chinese leader, “the phenomenon of waste in relation to food is appalling and distressing.” This is despite the fact, he says, that grain production in the country is growing from year to year.
On August 9, Mrs. Wu from Hangzhou authorized a real estate agent to rent her apartment to a tenant for $880 per month. On August 28, the agent told her that his company was abandoning Hangzhou and that he had resigned the same day. Mrs. Wu has only received the rent for August. She got in touch with the tenant and was informed that he had paid upfront almost $6,000 for a whole year’s rent to the agent plus deposits. That is, the agent company charges the tenant less than $600 a month while paying the owner almost $900. Something doesn’t add up here.
After hundreds of people in Hong Kong were arrested by the police during a demonstration last Sunday, experts believe that as Beijing expands the scope of arrests through the Hong Kong National Security Law, Hong Kong will enter a difficult period. Hongkongers were supposed to vote for the Legislative Council in elections on Sunday.
After 11 months of suspension, 16-year-old student Jiang is going to a school in Shaodong to continue his studies on September 3. He is also a released suspect under investigation. It all began with an intentional aggression.
On May 17, 2019, at the Jishou No.2 High School, 15 students beat Jiang up in the bathroom. During the chaos, Jiang took out a knife and stabbed three of them. One was mildly injured while the other two were gravely hurt. Jiang got arrested on August 7 on charges of intentional aggression.
Recently, a Weibo account posted a long article titled “Loving You, Hence Raping You.” In this article, the poster, Liang Ying, accused her ex-boyfriend, Luo Guanjun, of raping her on their first date.
According to Liang, after Luo raped her, she felt shame and fear. But considering that Luo had a decent job, she became his girlfriend, unwillingly. Later, she found out that Luo had raped other girls before and had been visiting prostitutes. She also had an abortion for him, which she buried alone next to a temple.
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met in Moscow on Friday to try to resolve the growing tension between China and India. In June of this year, the two countries broke out a continuous military conflict at the border, killing at least 20 Indian soldiers.
In another article I talked about Zhang Yuhuan, who served 26 years before being sentenced not guilty. The protagonist of today has enjoyed the opposite fate.
In 1993, Batu Menghe was sentenced to 15 years for murdering his friend Bai Yongchun the year before. Bai’s mother, Han Jie, was expecting a severer sentence. But Batu was only 17 years old by then and turned himself in after the crime, so he didn’t receive the death penalty. However, to Han’s surprise, Batu didn’t even fulfill this lighter punishment.
The United States has announced sanctions against 14 companies in Iran, China, and the United Arab Emirates for violating sanctions against Iran’s oil and petrochemical industries. The US Treasury Department has added a number of individuals and companies to its sanctions list as part of its “Maximum Pressure” policy.
United Nations human rights experts jointly sent a letter to the Chinese government stating that the Hong Kong National Security Law “infringes certain fundamental rights,” and expressed concern that the law may be used to prosecute political dissidents in Hong Kong.
After the United States announced that it would hold talks with Southeast Asian countries on the South China Sea issue, China issued a warning to Southeast Asian countries on Thursday, asking them not to cooperate with the United States on the South China Sea issue, because the United States is the “biggest threat” in the region.
On December 31, 2018, Mrs. Huang was walking with her two friends while a car suddenly hit them in Sichuan. The driver, Ma, drunk at that moment, fled the spot right away. Mrs. Huang passed away after a few weeks in the hospital, while her two friends survived. On January 2, 2019, Ma turned himself in accompanied by his family.
In 1993, two kids were found dead in a pool in Jiangxi. They were strangled first and then dumped there. The police soon arrested Zhang Yuhuan, a local farmer whose clothes were found nearby and with scars on both arms. One year later, he received a death sentence with reprieve.
On August 4 this year, after almost 27 years behind bars, Jiangxi Higher People’s Court reviewed the case and discovered that in the original trial, the evidence was not clear. Base on the presumption of innocence, Zhang is sentenced again as not guilty, after 9,778 days in prison, the longest record of its kind in China.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on China to withdraw the “Hong Kong National Security Law” when meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Berlin on Tuesday. He said to Wang, “we hope that the principle of “one country, two systems’ can be implemented.”
The US Department of Defense submitted its annual “China’s Military and Security Development Report” to Congress on Tuesday. It is estimated that in five years, China will double the number of nuclear warheads in the next 10 years from the current 200. It may threaten the United States.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that American universities are expected to close all Confucius Institutes by the end of the year, and said that the challenges brought by China are different from those during the Cold War. Last month, Pompeo labelled the managing center a foreign mission.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after meeting with German Foreign Minister Maas that there is still a great opportunity to complete the negotiations on the China-EU investment protection agreement within this year. Maas said the EU will also defend its values beyond its borders.
The Australian government has confirmed that Cheng Lei, a presenter for China’s state-run CGTN television network, and an Australian citizen, has been detained by China for two weeks. At present, the reason for her arrest is still unknown. Since the beginning of this year, several Australian citizens have been arrested and sentenced heavily in China.
On Taobao, China’s largest online shopping website, you can find almost any products and services. Recently, a product there has raised tons of discussions. Several online shops sell sanitary pads in bulk, and in one of them, one questioner asks: “these pads in bulk are clearly three-without products (without brand and fabricator, without expiration date and without quality certificate), why are you girls even buying them?” The answers below can be, sadly, concluded in a sentence: because life is difficult.
A statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Defense on Monday said that during the night between August 29 and 30, the Chinese military “violated” the agreement reached on military and diplomatic levels. The statement said the Indian military had “thwarted” a Chinese military plan on the southern shore of Lake Pangong Tso.
At least 29 people have been killed after a two-storey building collapsed in Shanxi Province in China. The death toll has risen from yesterday’s toll of 17 according to authorities. The restaurant which is located in Linfen city, Xiangfen County collapsed on Saturday morning. The authorities said that 28 people were injured in the accident, seven of whom sustained serious injuries.
The sale of the American division of the social network TikTok may require the consent of the Chinese government. This was announced by the Professor at the University of international business and Economics in Beijing Cui Fang according to the Xinhua News Agency. Xinhua News Agency or New China News Agency is the official state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China.
On August 28, a 3-year-old girl in Hunan went to celebrate her granny’s birthday with her parents. After the party, she entered the elevator first. Just when her granny was about to step in, the door of the elevator closed. The girl panicked, jumped around and pressed a few buttons. The elevator took her to the fourth floor. She went out and saw no one there, so she went back in. The elevator took her to the eighth floor. She went out again. This time, she didn’t come back, neither did she find her family.
For years, many online shops on Taobao and Tmall have hired people, especially students and housewives who have lots of free time and want to earn some extra money, to forge orders and good product reviews. It’s called “Shuadan” in Chinese. These hired “customers” browse and buy the products in exactly the same way that a normal customer would behave.
Belarus is on the verge of default. The Coronavirus pandemic impacted world economies and continues to cause a strain. However, outside of the coronavirus impact, Belarus’ political situation and challenging economic situation caused a drop in the foreign exchange earnings.
Ant Financial Services Group, the world’s highest valued FinTech company, released its prospectus on August 25. Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba empire, will have a shareholding of no more than 8.8%. Furthermore, Jack promises to donate 610 million stock shares to charity (which will account for around 2% of the company’s market value), especially on education, entrepreneurship and female leadership. On August 26, Alibaba reaches its highest ever stock price. The total value passes 6 trillion HKD, which is over $774 billion.
The Hong Kong police launched another large-scale arrest on the morning of August 26. At least 16 people were arrested, including pro-democracy members Xu Zhifeng and Lin Cheuk Ting. Ten people were arrested for the Tuen Mun incident on July 6 and the Yen Long incident on July 21 last year.
On August 23, Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong posted on his Facebook saying that he had been “harassed” by a local woman while walking a dog with his family. Soon, on Weibo, the video recorded by the woman was released too. In this video, the recorder blamed Wong for being a bad example for the young generation in Hong Kong and asked how much bribery he had accepted in a quite sarcastic way. She called him a national traitor.
On August 22, a 15-year-old girl jumped off a 25-floor building in Sichuan and fell on her father, who was trying to catch her. Both passed away later in the hospital. According to a witness, the mother of the girl was in the elevator to the roof at that moment. For now, there are two speculations over the cause on the internet. One says that she didn’t want to take more piano classes and that the classroom is in fact in the same building, while the other claims that the girl had been depressed for a long time and she had a history of self-harm. Local police reported the case and pleaded for people to stop circulating related videos out of respect.
Donald Trump considers the popular TikTok app a threat to national security and has issued a decree blocking its operation. The Chinese company that owns the software intends to block the execution of the order through the courts. TikTok is a very popular Chinese audio and video communication application that also handles financial transactions.
On August 20, 19 workers were caught in a fire in a coal mine in Shandong, all of whom were rescued after almost three hours. Seven of them passed away in the hospital, while another one is still severely injured. This coal mine belongs to Shandong Energy Feicheng Mining Group, which is closed after the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
In Jiangsu, an elderly man was caught hiding eggs in his pockets in a supermarket. The cashier held the arm of the elder trying to inspect his pockets, which the elder resisted. After a few back-and-forth conversations, the elder suddenly fell onto the ground, dead. The family ask for compensation of over $55,000, arguing that his death was caused by the cashier. While the supermarket maintains that the cashier was doing the right thing and she was just persuading the elder to clear his pockets without physical actions, which was all captured by camera. The case is still under investigation.
I think most people are a bit concerned when they see people walking a dog twice their size, at least I am. I’m constantly worried that any sudden move by the dog will trip the owner over, which is not a joke when it comes to elderly people.
On August 17, in Foshan, an elderly woman was tripped over by a dog leash and hit her head on the ground. Later she passed away. What happened was recorded by a street camera. Watch the disturbing video at your own risk here.
China announced its fifth generation two-seat fighter. It is the first in the world, if in fact it is true. Besides unveiling the design, it does not mean it is a success. China has a history of failure and is not strong in defense. Last, year, China mentioned the development of the fifth generation jet.
Robert Trump, the younger brother of the president of the United States, passed away on August 15. Normally this is the kind of tragic news for which even one’s nemesis would’ve felt sorry, whereas in China, it has become the ground of conspiracies and too-soon jokes. Apparently, Donald Trump’s recent firm stand on Chinese companies like TikTok and Wechat has made him once again the ultimate villain for many Chinese internet users.
Libya has been embroiled in a civil war. The conflict began to escalate in April 2019 in Lybia, when field Marshal Khalifa Haftar launched his campaign to capture the capital, Tripoli. With the support of foreign forces, including Egypt, France, and others, he felt quite confident opposing the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, supported by Turkey, Italy, and Qatar.
China and the United States will have a high-level video meeting on Saturday to review the implementation of the first phase of the trade agreement in the past six months. Although China is lagging behind in compliance, particularly in purchase progress, the United States is still “satisfied.”
The situation in the Taiwan Strait continues to be tense. Beijing’s People’s Liberation Army has announced that it will conduct exercises at the north and south ends of Taiwan. Taiwan has also increased its defense expenditure by 10% in response to military threats and plans to purchase US cruise missiles.