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China Panics over Tanking Economy

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday strove to portray an “unprecedented national video teleconference on stabilizing the economy” with over 100,000 participants held by the State Council as the Communist government putting a firm hand on the economic tiller, but it looked more like a sign of growing panic in the regime.

A workers on a construction site for a city park which will be completed before National Day near the center business district on September 2, 2009 in Beijing, China. Local authorities are renovating and decorating Beijing in preparation for the upcoming National Day on October 1, 2009 which this year …

Chinese Premier Sounds Alarm on Tanking Economy

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday told regional governors to take faster, stronger measures to stabilize the economy – a significant deviation from Beijing’s previous assurances that coronavirus lockdowns were not interfering with economic growth.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gives a speech at the Round Table of the German-Chinese Advised Economic Committee organized by BMWi and MOFCOM as part of the meeting with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at The Great Hall Of The People, in Beijing, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Andrea Verdelli/Pool Photo via …

Xi Jinping’s Attack Dog Yang Jiechi Claims Chinese Economy ‘Steady’ as Lockdowns Destroy Growth

High-ranking Chinese Politburo official Yang Jiechi – the hardline attack dog China unleashed against a stunned Biden administration back in March 2021 – penned an op-ed for Chinese state media on Monday in which he insisted, despite copious evidence to the contrary, that China’s economy is doing just fine despite the grueling coronavirus lockdowns imposed on Shanghai and other cities.

Yang Jiechi (Frederic J. Brown / Pool / AFP / Getty)

China Claims Widespread Lockdowns Will Help Global Economy

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday claimed outsiders misunderstand Beijing’s increasingly bizarre “dynamic zero-Covid” strategy, and fail to appreciate how China is somehow saving the global economy tomorrow by brutally locking down cities, shuttering factories, and snarling supply chains today.

A woman crosses a nearly empty road in the Central Business District days after the local government issued a work from home directive in an effort to contain a COVID-19 outbreak on May 12, 2022 in Beijing, China. China is trying to contain a spike in coronavirus cases in the …

China Imposes Coronavirus Travel Ban on Citizens

China’s grim coronavirus lockdown expanded on Thursday with a warning from the National Immigration Administration (NIA) that movement across China’s borders will be more tightly restricted. Chinese social media is buzzing with citizens who say their passports were seized without justification by border police.

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 01: Chinese paramilitary police wear protective masks as they guard the entrance to the Forbidden City as it re-opened to limited visitors for the May holiday, on May 1, 2020 in Beijing, China. Beijing lowered its risk level after more than three months Thursday in advance …

China Censors Photos of Tedros After W.H.O. Chief Condemns Lockdowns

China’s government-controlled social media outlet Weibo began censoring the official United Nations account and banning users from publishing comments by World Health Organization (W.H.O.) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday – and reportedly censoring photos of top official – after Tedros called China’s coronavirus lockdown policy “unsustainable.”

FILE - World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus waves as he arrives for a meeting of G20 finance and health ministers at the Salone delle Fontane (Hall of Fountains) in Rome, Oct. 29, 2021. The World Health Organization on Wednesday, Dec. 29 the number of COVID-19 cases recorded worldwide increased …

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)

China Delays Full Beijing Lockdown, but Makes It Nearly Impossible to Leave

The Chinese Communist regime still resists imposing one of its deranged “dynamic zero-Covid” lockdowns on the capital city of Beijing, but more of the city slips into lockdown territory with each passing day, and on Wednesday the city shut down much of its mass transit system, making it nearly impossible for nervous residents to leave.

Beijing closed dozens of subway stations to stop Covid spreading

China Cancels Communist May Day Holiday over Coronavirus Panic

Chinese government officials canceled most of the lavish events – concerts, festivals, and major travel attractions – typically organized around the communist holiday of May Day, celebrated on May 1, this year, claiming it necessary for people to stay home to prevent the further spread of Chinese coronavirus.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Reopens as Challenges Hit Florida Park

The future of Florida’s Disney World is the subject of much speculation this week after its parent corporation decided to meddle in politics and met unexpectedly stiff resistance, but Disney can take some solace in knowing its Hong Kong park reopened on Thursday after three months of coronavirus shutdown, and the response from Hong Kong patrons was very enthusiastic.

The iconic cartoon character Minnie Mouse waves to visitors at the Hong Kong Disneyland on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Hong Kong Disneyland on Thursday opened its doors to visitors for the first time in nearly five months, at a reduced capacity and with social distancing measures in place. The theme …

China Admits to Logistics, Shipping, Supply Woes

Chinese state media on Wednesday grudgingly admitted coronavirus lockdowns are causing serious problems with domestic distribution and international shipping, as new data revealed imports unexpectedly collapsed by almost 16 percent last month.

China Shipping Company and other containers are stacked at the Virginia International's terminal in Portsmouth, Va., Friday, May 10, 2019. President Donald Trump's latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China's technology ambitions and other trade tensions. (AP …