Ten happenings in the last week reflect overall deterioration of morality under communist rule

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In the past week or so, social incidents and humane tragedies happening one after another across China reveal not only the moral degradation of the national populace, but a warning of astronomical phenomena that the CCP rule is failing.

A rat was found at a restaurant, Xiabu Xiabu, in Weifang, a city in the eastern province of Shandong. A local newspaper reported the incident on Friday, and video footage of the customer picking the rat out with chopsticks circulated on Chinese social media all weekend.

Although hotpot has gained in popularity in recent years, customers across China have complained about questionable hygiene standards at hotpot chains, particularly over restaurants reusing hotpot broth with new customers. (New York Times)

A car crashed into a crowd at a public square in the town of Mishui in Hunan province, Hengdong county, central China on Wednesday evening, killing at least nine people and injuring 46, the Beijing Youth Daily said on its official microblog account. The local government said in a posting on Weibo, China’s popular social media platform, that the attack was a “malicious case of intentional driving”. 

China has experienced violent attacks in public places in recent years, including bombings and arson of buses and buildings, sometimes by people trying to settle personal scores or grievances against society.

Wang Suying, head of the China Welfare Lottery Distribution and Management Center of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, was placed under investigation for severe disciplinary violations, according to an official announcement on Wednesday.

Gambling is prohibited in China, but across the country, gambling takes in many forms and is the most popular entertainment in both urban and rural areas. In recent years, cases involving the abuse and embezzlement of lottery funds have frequently occurred due to loopholes in management and supervision that have attracted the attention of the public and media.

Ant Financial  has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax  — the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year — to grab information, including code, confidential data and documents to help recruit staff for its own credit scoring service.

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that former employees of Equifax were suspected of taking thousands of pages of proprietary information — including code for planned new products, human-resources files and manuals — before leaving for jobs in China.

In China there is the ‘shadowy world’ of fake science research black market. The growing black market is peddling fake research papers, fake peer reviews, and even entirely fake research results to anyone who will pay.

According to ABC yesterday, “In China’s shadowy scientific marketplace, scientists can even pay to have their name included on scientific papers they didn’t work on.”

Making headlines for many days, Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis last Friday on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct.

In retaliation to steady growth in the Chinese film industry, its government has increasingly cracked down on top celebrities with the goal of tempering high salaries and lavish lifestyles that supposedly corrupt the countries youth.

The most famous actress in China Fan Bingbing’s alleged tax evasion was “only the tip of the iceberg,” further adding by an insider: “She is also suspected of participating in illegal lending and other forms of corruption. In the worst case, she faces legal punishment”.

In recent days, China is raiding and shuttering churches, assaulting worshipers, destroying crosses and burning Bibles in escalating persecution of Christians under a Communist constitution that claims to grant religious freedom.

Police shut down the largest house church in Beijing Sunday (Sept. 9), the multisite Zion Church, Reuters reported. The Chaoyang District Civil Affairs Bureau told the church it was illegal because it wasn’t registered with the government-controlled Three-Self Patriotic Movement.

Worst of all, over one million Muslims are being held right now in Chinese internment camps in Xinjiang, according to estimates cited by the UN. The US State Department on Tuesday expressed deep concern over Beijing’s ‘worsening crackdown’ on minority Muslims and lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to sanction China.

Around 4 a.m. on Sept. 7, construction workers in Jinhua, a city in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, found the body of a woman hanging from a tree in a park. She was Wang Qian, a 31-year-old single mother who had lost her savings in China’s recent peer-to-peer (P2P) lending crash.

“This country leaves me in frustration. My money was defrauded, and the police bureau has registered the case for almost a month, but there’s still no progress at all.” Wang wrote in her suicide letter, which her family discovered in her car.

Staff editor
NYtimes/Xinhua/SMH/Global Times/SCMP/Wall Street Journal/Guardian/ABC

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