On August 19, 2016, Huanqiu (Global Times Chinese), a state-run newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, asserted that the world consents to China’s organ transplant system, which, for decades, has been relying on organs harvested from executed prisoners.
The 11th Summit of the Leaders from the Group of Twenty Countries (G20) will be held in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province in China in two weeks. At least two motorized armed police divisions with a variety of hand-picked offensive weapons and equipment have been stationed in Hangzhou including hundreds of armored vehicles, military vehicles, and patrol helicopters, all circumnavigating the city.
According to an August 16, 2016, article from PowerApple.com, a very popular saying among the Chinese public is that Jiang Zemin, the former top leader of the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Republic of China is actually the reincarnation of a toad. As a matter of fact, one of Jiang’s nicknames is “Toad Jiang.” A recent briefing mentioned that a “person who is apparently within the Chinese Communist Party system has published a summary of ‘Toad Jiang’s’ 10 crimes.”
On August 15, 2016, British Financial Times Chinese published an article titled “People’s Daily and British MailOnline Share Contents.” People’s Daily is the Chinese Communist Party’s official propaganda mouthpiece. MailOnline, which is under Britain’s Daily Mail, is very popular for gossip type news and famous right-wing views (236 million unique visitors and 15.1 million daily visitors). A new partnership between People’s Daily and MailOnline has been established, which enables both papers to exchange up to 40 articles per week.
Today, August 17, 2016, is the 90th birthday of Jiang Zemin, the former top leader of the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Republic of China. Prior to today, the Chinese authorities warned “Toad Fans” in Mainland China that they should not to celebrate Jiang Zemin’s birthday. There has been a very popular saying among the Chinese public that Jiang Zemin was reincarnated from a toad. “Toad Fans” refer to Jiang’s online supporters.
At 18:46 p.m. on August 7, 2016, the Lianyungang Municipal Government announced on its official blog that the authorities had decided to hold off temporarily on selecting a site for the Nuclear Waste Treatment Plant.
It was just a one sentence announcement.
Sources: Lianyungang Municipal Government Official Blog, August 7, 2016 and QQ.com, August 10, 2016
According to Hong Kong Oriental Online (http://hk.on.cc/cn/) on August 7 and 8, 2016, thousands of local residents in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, took to the streets for two consecutive days in protest of a nuclear waste treatment plant that was intended to be built there. The Public Security Bureau in Lianyungang said on its official blog that assembling without the permission of the local government is illegal. The bureau also pointed out that the project is an established national project and that it had provincial and municipal government approval. It asked the general public to “believe the government and the (Chinese Communist) Party.”
According to Caijing.com, a website about China’s finance and economics sector, the sales of all China’s milk enterprises continued to decline rapidly in the first three quarters of 2015. Even the highly profitable baby formula industry entered the “cold winter” of sales. The major reason is that Chinese consumers prefer to buy milk produced overseas.