China lockdown madness: elderly patient put into body bag alive, handed over for cremation

Government officials have confirmed that the staff of a Shanghai nursing home put a patient into a body bag and handed it over to undertakers for cremation, but had to take “the body” back after the undertakers saw movement, and found the man was still alive, according to Chinese news reports. Video footage of the incident circulated widely on Chinese social media yesterday, May 1. In the videos, taken from two angles, two undertakers are seen pulling a body bag

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Chinese city officials rescind order to cull COVID patients’ pets after public outrage

Municipal health authorities in a city in Hebei Province, China said that they have rescinded an order to cull the pets of people who test positive for COVID-19, after a copy of the order went viral on social media, sparking outrage among citizens. China’s Sina.com reported that the document titled “Urgent Notice on Rapidly Carrying Out the Work of Culling of Domestic Animals of Positive Patients” was issued by the “Epidemic Prevention and Control Leading Group Office” in Anci District,

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China: The USA trying to create a Taiwan Strait crisis by comparing Taiwan to Ukraine

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Wang Wenbin claimed today that some people in the United States are deliberately making an analogy between Taiwan and Ukraine with “sinister intentions” in an attempt to “create a new crisis” in the Taiwan Strait. The Financial Times reported on the 25th that Commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral John Aquilino during a visit to Australia warned in an interview that as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is gradually increasing pressure on Taiwan, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the

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Video shows Chinese airliner nosedived from an altitude of 9,000 meters

Video footage from a security camera at mining operation around one kilometer away from the site of a plane crash that killed all 132 passengers and crew aboard in Guangxi Province, China, showed that the airliner nosed dived to the ground from an altitude of 9,000 meters. According to data from Flightradar24, the Boeing 737-800 belonging to China Eastern Airlines plunged “cliff-like” from an altitude of 9,000 meters before disappearing from radar at 900 meters at around 2:50 pm today,

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Missing Boeing 737 with 132 on board confirmed crashed in China

A China Eastern Airlines passenger plane that went missing from radar earlier today has been confirmed to have crashed in a mountainous area of Guangxi Province, China, according to Chinese state media. CCTV reported that a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 flight number MU5735 carrying 123 passengers and 9 crew took off from Kunming at 1:15 pm bound for Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. At around 2:50 pm the plane disappeared from radar screens over Wuzhou, Guangxi Province. At 4:30 pm, the

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Viral madness: passenger makes self-protective COVID cocoon on long-haul flight

Fellow passengers barely batted an eyelid when a man made an improvised social isolation tent to protect himself and his companions from possible viral infection on a flight from Los Angeles to Guangzhou, China, according to reports from Taiwan news outlets. The reports came after a Chinese citizen uploaded a picture of the incident on social media site Weibo. The picture was said to be taken on Monday, January 10. In the picture it can be seen that the passenger

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Goodbye Glasgow: China ramps coal production up to record high, makes promises

As international movers and shakers reached the anticlimactic finale of their COP26 climate change hobnob in Glasgow, Scotland, China announced that its daily coal production has broken historical records. The People Republic of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) reported that national coal production reached a record high of 12.05 million tons on November 10. The November 11 report said that the figure represented an increase of 120,000 tons per day on the previous peak production level. “Coal production

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Chinese kid plays parkour: jumps between buildings 27 floors up

Two boys were playing on the roof of a 27 storey building in Hubei Province, China, last week, and one was seen jumping between two buildings several times. According to media outlets in China and Hong Kong, the boys were seen imitating parkour moves on the buildings in Xianning City on October 26, and video footage of the incident has since gone viral on Chinese social media sites. The nearby resident who shot the video, informed the property manager of

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Chinese fighter jet rumored to have crash-landed on river in Henan Province

A People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) J-10S two-seater fighter aircraft crash landed on a river in Henan Province, yesterday, October 22, according to a video circulating on Chinese social media. Reports in Taiwan’s United Daily News and Liberty Times say that the J-10S crashed on the bank of the Jialu River after the pilots ejected and parachuted into the river. The jet aircraft appeared mostly intact, but had a damaged nose according to video and photographic evidence. The pilots

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Cold weather comes early to East Asia as energy crisis looms in China

In Taiwan, October 17, northeasterly monsoonal winds brought an early cooling respite from the hellish heat of a long, hot summer, but parts of China saw sub-zero temperatures arrive the earliest in more than half a century, and snow fell in Japan a half-month earlier than last year. In Hokkaido, Japan, the cities of Wakkanai and Asahikawa saw the first snow, Sunday, 17 days earlier than last year, the Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory announced. All-Nippon News Network reported that under

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Human brawl at Beijing wildlife park sets bad example for animals

Animals began fighting with each other after witnessing a brawl break out among a group of human visitors at the Beijing Safari Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Beijing Daily. An argument broke out among the tourists before escalating into an all-in brawl according to a video uploaded to China’s social media platform Weibo which quickly went viral over the weekend August 7-8. “They shouted at each other, tore at each other and many tourists and animals were watching. The

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