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Cadence Column: Asia, May 11, 2020


China must brace itself for war. Regardless of any plot from America being true or false, how Beijing handled Wuhan—or rather mishandled—will not be overlooked by the free world. Regardless of how different governments handled the outbreak, the West will see an outbreak that wouldn’t have happened if China had followed the same forthright standards … Continue reading

Wuhan waits for coronavirus lockdown to end, but controls on movement likely to remain in force


Wuhan residents are waiting for their unprecedented lockdown to be lifted this week, but some restrictions will remain in place because of concerns about further infections. Residents of the capital of Hubei province will be allowed to leave the city from Wednesday onwards if they are in good health and have the necessary permits. The … Continue reading

China rejects claims of inaccurate coronavirus death tally in Wuhan


Beijing has again sought to quell concerns that it underreported the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic, with the Chinese ambassador to France saying China did not conceal fatalities. Asked on Wednesday about reports in China of thousands of funeral urns and long queues at funeral homes in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, ambassador … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, March 30, 2020


Blame! Both general theories about where this virus originated fail to do two things: They don’t acquit anyone and they don’t tell us how to treat it. The theories no longer seem to matter since fear has taken over the world. Initially, we had a theory that the virus passed from wildlife to humans at … Continue reading

Can China return to normalcy while keeping the coronavirus in check?


Life is almost back to normal in much of China. Shops, restaurants, bars, and offices are open for business. Manufacturing activity is picking up. Traffic once again jams the highways of major cities. Three-quarters of China’s workforce was back on the job as of 24 March, according to one company’s estimate. Wuhan, where the COVID-19 … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, March 16, 2020


News around the world has blacked out. Everything is about this new virus that should be called the “pneumoniavirus”, also known as Wuhan’s 2019-nCoV, everything—the news, the politics, the economy, the maps, organ harvesting. But, that wasn’t the only Western bad news on China. Canada had a brilliant solution to the Huawei controversy: go public. … Continue reading

China says coronavirus peak has passed as epicenter logs single-digit new cases


China’s coronavirus epidemic has passed its peak, its top health commission said on Thursday, as it logged just eight new infections in Hubei province, the first time the epicenter of the outbreak recorded a daily tally of less than 10. With the marked slowdown of the spread of the virus, more businesses have reopened with … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, March 9, 2020


Things are fairing worse and worse for China, but better and better for Taiwan. The KMT-Nationalist party is abandoning its long-standing agreement to cooperate with the Chinese Communists, much how the American Democratic party is abandoning socialism within its ranks. Taiwan’s handling of the 2019-nCoV Wuhan virus is top notch, possibly the best in the … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, March 2, 2020


Wuhan 2019-nCoV will not end the world. But, it is throwing the world into panic. The long-time NIAID director steps out of lock with the president and gives a sobering warning about how viruses actually spread. Bad as the truth is, the stock market is drastically overreacting and Trump is trying to prevent a panic—or … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, February 24, 2020


There isn’t news this week. More countries hate China. More people are sick with Wuhan nCoV. Cases rise in the Far East. Taiwan is one of the safest places to be—in terms of the virus, that is. Friends of Taiwan continue to be punished; this week regarded Czech in particular with the Senate chair planning … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, February 17, 2020


The 2019-nCoV Wuhan virus isn’t doing any good for Xi Jinping’s public trust. Dissidents inside China are silenced and their social media accounts scrubbed. Joshua Wong issues a call to arms from Hong Kong. Taiwan closes its border and plans to evacuate its citizens from the quarantined cruise ship, Diamond Princess. Yet, the Philippines blocks … Continue reading

Coronavirus crisis shows China’s governance failure


As the Communist Party cements control, more officials worry about pleasing their bosses than taking care of the people. Wuhan’s mayor blamed higher-ups. A senior disease control official blamed layers of bureaucracy. A top government expert blamed the public: The people, he said, simply didn’t understand what he told them. As China grapples with a … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, February 3, 2020


The world is fed up with China’s Communist Party, including people in China. The Wuhan virus is a blame-blaming scandal of a magnitude greater than Chairman Mao. It could crack the foundation of Xi Jinping’s rule and party confidence along with it. Top down leadership ties the hands of first responders. So does propaganda-driven speech … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, January 27, 2020


Trying to be polite or indirect while not taking no for an answer does not give anyone a right to make trouble. When someone gives a decisive, “No,” decent people accept that answer, then move on somehow. But, China doesn’t seem able to do that. In Beijing’s thought, relentlessly pushing forward, no matter how many … Continue reading

Chinese woman who ‘bragged about cheating airport coronavirus screenings’ tracked down in France


A Chinese woman who bragged about cheating airport coronavirus screenings in the outbreak’s epicentre has been tracked down in France. The woman boasted on Chinese site WeChat that she’d been suffering from a fever but took tablets to mask her symptoms so she could fly from Wuhan. She later posted photos of herself apparently dining … Continue reading

China is quarantining a city of 11 million to contain the Coronavirus


On Wednesday the Chinese government announced a partial quarantine of Wuhan, the city of 11 million at the center of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, with all major modes of public transit shut down. The severe measure was prompted by growing concern over the pneumonia-like virus that doesn’t respond to antibiotics. According an ongoing tally from … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 23, 2015


The conflict is already here. As it seems, China always planned to invade Taiwan and upset the teetering Pacific balance. Myanmar and India won’t have any more. Declassified notes (last week) suggest China was lying about their intentions with Hong Kong since 1958 and Thatcher knew this in her confidential talks with Beijing in the … Continue reading

China: World’s tallest skyscrapers will also be pollution-eating


Though it is already home to the world’s largest building – in the form of the New Century Global Centre in Chengdu – China is seeking to create the world’s tallest structure as well. Designed by UK-based Chetwoods Architects and known as the Phoenix Towers, this tower concept is slated to be built in Wuhan, … Continue reading

China: Is the absence of an emperor proof of the existence of a republic?


On 12 February 1912, the Xinhai Revolution, or the Hsin-hai Revolution, also known as the Revolution of 1911 or the Chinese Revolution, culminated with the overthrow of the Empress Dowager Longyu and the infant Emperor Puyi that marked the end of over 2,000 years of imperial rule and the beginning of China’s so-called republican era. … Continue reading

China residents drink pesticide in Beijing protest


A dozen people protesting the demolition of their homes in central China drank pesticide in Beijing in a desperate bid for attention that underscores the failures of a decades-old petitioning system. The 12 survived the protest Tuesday near a historic watchtower in the heart of China’s capital after police sent them to a hospital where … Continue reading

Thousands of dead fish found in Chinese river after toxic spill


Thousands of dead fish have been found floating in a river in central China following a toxic spill, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of pollution scandals to hit the country’s water supplies. Xinhua said 300 workers had dredged around 100,000 kilograms of dead fish from a 40-km (25-mile) stretch … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping disappoints world by promoting Maoist revival


In a move sure to dismay the people inside and outside China who hoped Xi Jinping would begin a new era of democratic reform, China’s president has “lurched” to the left, as the WSJ reports, promoting a revitalised version of nationalist Maoism across the country. ”Our red nation will never change colour,” Xi said during a ceremony … Continue reading

Northern China on health alert as smog worsens


The capital saw some of its worst air pollution in a decade. With fog making things worse, roads were closed and flights hit elsewhere. Photo: Xinhua Pollution levels off the scale in Beijing, and with no wind, conditions could get even worse People across much of northern China were warned to stay indoors yesterday to … Continue reading

China: World’s longest high-speed rail line set to open


The high-speed rail route from Beijing to South China‘s Guangzhou will open on December 26, cutting the journey from 22 hours to around eight. It is the world’s longest high-speed rail route, with a distance of 2,298 kilometres. The Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway is expected to reduce the pressure of the travel peak during the upcoming … Continue reading

China boasts of ‘world-class’ uranium deposit discovery, but experts wary


SCMP reports: “Nuclear industry experts remain wary of China‘s grand claims for the Inner Mongolia reserve, saying there have been exaggerations in the past “China announced the discovery of a “world-class” uranium deposit in Inner Mongolia yesterday but kept its exact size a secret. “Some nuclear industry experts said the secrecy could be a deliberate … Continue reading

China: Do women-only trains stop sexual harassment?


Once simply a Japanese-pioneered invention, the women-only train has become common in many countries around the world. Now Hong Kong and China have weighed in on the debate. Women-only cars on some trains exist in Japan, Egypt, India, Iran, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Dubai. The creation of women-only cars in other … Continue reading

China: Local government debt causes rise in violent forced evictions, says Amnesty International


Forced evictions in China, a major source of social discontent, have risen significantly in the past two years as local officials and property developers colluded to seize and sell land to pay off government debt, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Property disputes in a country where the government legally owns all land are often violent … Continue reading

August 19 1931 Yangtze River at it’s peak in China; over 3 million die


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
On August 19th 1931, the Yangtze River in China was causing chaos, having peaked the previous day, during a horrible flood that killed 3.7 million people directly and indirectly over the next several months. This was perhaps the worst natural disaster of the 20th century. The Yangtze River…

Lenovo to launch mobile devices facility in central China


Lenovo Group Ltd, the world’s No.2 PC maker by sales, said on Monday that it will invest about 5 billion yuan ($793 million) over the next five years in an integrated mobile devices facility in China to meet rising global demand for smartphones and tablet computers. The Lenovo (Wuhan) Industrial Base, located in the city … Continue reading

Frog invasion spawns fears of earthquake


Tens of thousands of frogs have appeared on suburban roads in Wuhan and Nanjing , prompting fears among residents that they could be signalling an imminent earthquake. However, earthquake authorities in both cities say that massed ranks of the amphibians do not herald quakes. A resident in the town of Dunkou in Wuhan, the capital … Continue reading

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