ChinaSociety

China's mass testing mantra is building a waste mountain

Hazmat-suited workers poke plastic swabs down millions of throats in China each day, leaving bins bursting with medical waste that has become the environmental and economic levy of a zero-Covid strategy. China is the last major economy wedded to stamping out infections no…
ChinaEconomy

US considers lifting tariffs on China

US government struggles to reduce inflation The US government is considering removing some tariffs on China and a possible pause on the federal gas tax as it struggles to fight rising gasoline prices and inflation, Washington officials said. US Treasury Secretary Janet…
ChinaEconomy

China's oil imports from Russia jump 55% year on year

China’s imports of oil from Russia in May rose 55 percent year on year, customs data showed on Monday, with the West sanctioning fuel imports from Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. The world’s second-biggest economy imported around 8.42 million tonnes of…
ChinaEconomy

Russia and China open rail bridge to expand trade

Two years after its completion, Russia and China inaugurated last Friday, June 10, the Blagoveshchensk-Heihe bridge, the name of the two cities separated by the Amur River. However, it has been closed since 2020, mainly due to the pandemic and the zero-case policy in…
ChinaPortugal

Direct flight between China and Portugal resumes

The Xi’an-Lisbon flight JD429, operated by Capital Airlines, landed at Lisbon Airport, capital of Portugal, at 7:00 am on June 11 (local time). The return flight from Lisbon to Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, took off at 12:50 pm on the…
ChinaEconomy

“Slow” growth in the next quarter in Macau

The Macau Economic Association predicts that the territory’s economic growth in the next six months will be “slow”. This, in view of the most recent “not encouraging” economic indicators, the complex international context, marked by the galloping rise in…