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Translation: Long Lockdowns in China’s Border Towns

As China doubles down on its zero-COVID policy, Shanghai struggles through a sixth week of lockdown, and Beijing expands mass testing and targeted closures, many smaller Chinese cities and towns have endured much longer periods...

China Battles Largest COVID Outbreak Since Wuhan in 2020

Over 50 million people are under some form of lockdown across China as the country struggles with its single biggest coronavirus outbreak since Wuhan in 2020. All of Jilin Province has been put under lockdown, as have the cities...

Falcon Training in China’s Northeast

Evie Liu at CNN gives a brief sketch of a small village in northeastern China where falconry is still a common practice among local men: In China’s Jilin province, the tiny rural community of Ying Tun — known here as...

11 Officials Detained Over Deadly Jilin Factory Fire

Xinhua reports that a total of eleven officials have now been detained in connection with the Jilin poultry plant fire that killed 121 people last month: The Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said four persons allegedly...

Jilin Slaughterhouse Fire Raises Safety Concerns

The death toll from a fire at a Jilin slaughterhouse on Monday has risen to at least 120, prompting the detention of a senior official at the plant’s operator, anger on the part of bereaved relatives, and a call from the...

More Than 60 Killed in Jilin Slaughterhouse Fire

A fire at a Jilin poultry slaughterhouse early on Monday morning killed at least 61 people, according to Xinhua: Over 300 workers were in the plant when the accident happened, survivors told Xinhua, adding they heard a sudden...

Ministry of Truth: Zhu Yanfeng Under Investigation

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: The media are not to report or comment on the Central Discipline and...

All Eyes on New Guangdong Party Chief, Hu Chunhua

Among a slew of other new appointments this week, Xinhua reported that Hu Jintao protégé “Little Hu” Chunhua is to be the new Party chief of Guangdong province. His time at the helm of the economic powerhouse is...

Chongqing, a Slippery Stepping Stone

The CPC Central Committee has appointed Sun Zhengcai to fill Bo Xilai’s former position as Chongqing’s Party chief, following interim secretary Zhang Dejiang’s appointment to the Politburo Standing Committee...

China Braces for Super Typhoon Sanba

While China continues to recover from a year of natural disasters, such as a fatal dam breach and a deadly earthquake, NPR reports that a super typhoon, Sanba, is heading for China and other parts of Asia: It’s had top...

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