Poll: Over 80% of Americans See China as a Human Rights, Economy, Military Problem

The Pew Research Center on Wednesday released a poll showing that most American voters are not terribly concerned about Chinese dictator Xi Jinping effectively securing life in power with an unprecedented third term, but they do see Communist China as a problem from various angles, including its human rights abuses and the threat it poses to democratic Taiwan.


Endless Shanghai Lockdown Is Crushing the Chinese Economy

Shanghai’s formerly robust economy slowed significantly in the first quarter of 2022, lagging almost two percent behind China’s overall growth and five percent behind its performance in 2021, thanks to severe coronavirus lockdowns imposed on the city.

Workers wearing protective gear stack up boxes with food over a cart to deliver in a neighborhood during a Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in the Jing'an district in Shanghai on May 7, 2022. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia’s Population Drops to 15-Year Low

Russia’s population dropped by over half a million people between January 2020 and January 2021, the country’s Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) revealed on Thursday. The drop is the largest on record since 2005.

A man wearing a protective facemask walks on Red Square in downtown Moscow on February 19, 2020. - Russia on February 18, 2020 said it would ban all Chinese citizens from entering its territory from February 20, in a drastic measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, local news …