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Only 5.13% of Chinese makes over US$700 (RMB 5,000 yuan) a month

According to a report released by Beijing Normal University, only 71.82 million people earn more than 5,000 yuan a month, accounting for 5.13% of the total population in China.

In other words, 94.87% of the population has a monthly income of less than 5,000 yuan, and lives in middle-sized cities and rural countryside. The 5.13% population are mainly inhabiting in big cities, where the cost of living is high for them.  Many people are struggling with housing loans, car loans, burdening of raising children, or having a second child, supporting the elderly parents/grandparents, and others. Even if the personal income tax threshold is raised, will it bring more income to their stretched lives?  And moreover, the number of taxpayers will be even less, government revenue will be decreased, and basic sources of social security are definitely to be reduced.  In addition, there are more and more unemployed people in large and medium-sized cities, which is reflecting to the government’s constant shouting: six guarantees, six stability, flexible employment since 2019. The real data will not be overshadowed by exaggerated meaningless propaganda.

At present, the population paying personal income tax is less than 100 million,whose monthly income is more than 5,000. However, in 2007, this number was 153 million with a threshold of personal income tax of 1,600 yuan.  The data is from the research report of Southwest University of Finance and Economics, and the number of taxpayers is reduced by 60 million comparing with the numbers in 2007.

The Harsh Reality Of Life For Chinese Mainlanders

For those who have lived in mainland China, have you ever talked to someone from the grassroots? Have you ever witnessed the real life of these people from the grassroots?

“Only by experiencing it yourself can you truly understand the harsh reality Chinese mainlanders live under.”

People who live outside of China often take what they see and hear from major CCP media outlets as the true picture of how the Chinese live today. Little do they know that what they see may be merely what the CCP allows the world to see. Getting first-hand video footage of grassroots Chinese and transmitting them overseas are becoming more challenging these days.

As a person who has been trapped in this hellish continent for decades, I would like to present how Chinese grassroots really live as I witnessed it.

I have lived in Hebei province for decades, which is not considered a typically impoverished province in the mainland. However, since I was a child, I have never heard that rural workers in Hebei enjoyed their two-day weekend. Those so-called “civil servants” who work for the CCP’s apparatuses, which consist of a tiny percentage of the entire working population in China, are among the few exceptions.

Demographically speaking, most of the rural workers are working in private enterprises where the 8-hour working day system and two-day weekend holidays, are usually beyond the supervision of CCP’s labor law.

Almost all rural grassroots are destined to spend their whole life working till working is beyond their ability, due to health or old age.

There was a man in our village, 5’8″ tall, who had been working as a construction worker.

He was a humorous man, whom I joked with all the time back in the days. Until one day, I found him walking with a limp, so I half-jokingly asked him what happened. He replied that his leg hurt. I said why don’t you go to the hospital to check out the leg pain? He replied that he’d rather make do with it when he still could. In fact, I know in my heart, that a rural person like him generally cannot afford to go to the hospital, because, all the CCP’s hospitals overcharge and rip people off. It was only later, when his leg pain became unbearable, that he had to go to the hospital for a checkup. As a result, he was found to be suffering from bone cancer. A month or so later, he passed away.

At the south end of our village, there was another elderly man in his sixties. Due to his poor health, he could not do heavy physical labor. He has been making a living by growing some vegetables and selling them at the market.

Some time ago, I heard from people in the village that he passed away, also because he was diagnosed with cancer. A month or so after, the old man passed away.

In mainland China, almost everyone who lives in the countryside, especially the impoverished people is repeating this similar fate, they work until they become too weak to do so, shortly before their lives quickly perish after retirement.

In the minds of Chinese mainlanders, to live means to work, and it must not stop until death. They do not know what is meant by the “eight-hour workday system”, nor do they know what “taking a break” and “vacation” means, nor do they even know what the government is really for. They are also too scared to think about what “freedom, fairness, democracy, human rights and dignity” mean.

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Beijing Requests Alibaba to Dispose of Its Media Assets

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has recently ordered Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, founded by billionaire Chinese business magnate Jack Ma, to shed its media assets amidst authorities’ growing concerns regarding the company’s tremendous collection of media holdings and influence on the Chinese public opinion.

Beijing has held discussions on the issue since the beginning of the year after regulators reviewed the Hangzhou-based tech giant’s formidable list of media assets. According to several sources, the extent of Alibaba’s media interests shocked government authorities, who requested the company to devise a plan to slow the growth of its media holdings. However, the CCP has not yet specified the assets to be unloaded.

Alibaba, which mainly profits from online retail, holds an alarmingly extensive portfolio of media holdings, including broadcast, digital, print, advertising and social media. Among its most significant holdings is the Twitter-like Chinese social media platform Weibo, prominent Chinese news outlets, and the South China Morning Post, a famous Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper. The tech giant also possesses holdings in U.S.-listed entities.

Officials were unable to confirm the total value of Alibaba’s media assets. However, according to a Wall Street Journal tally, the combined market value of its holdings in publicly listed companies totaled more than 8 billion USD before the U.S. stock market opening on Monday. This total includes approximately 3.5 billion USD in Weibo Corp. shares and almost 2.6 billion USD in Bilibili Inc., a video-sharing platform popular with Chinese youth.

One of Alibaba’s most major stake purchases was the South China Morning Post. The company also shares joint ventures with influential CCP-controlled media outlets such as Xinhua News Agency, as well as local government-run news companies in the provinces of Sichuan and Zhejiang.

CCP enters a new stage of brainwashing and fooling people

During the Two Sessions, Xi stated that the chaos of after-school training institutions is a persistent problem that is difficult to supervise. Beijing, Shanghai and some other regions immediately issued red header documents demanding thorough investigations. Such actions are truly anti-intellectual and antihuman. Xi wishes to lower people’s English level. One of the policies of Shang Yang’s Five Tactics is to fool people. Xi’s daughter received high education in the West and must speak very good English. It’s simply a double standard. It is human nature to pursue knowledge.  The CCP wants to deprive people of such rights to make them more and more foolish and be apt to be brainwashed. The evil of the CCP is unprecedented.

The CCP is tightening its control on ideology, starting from children. After-school training institutions always teach some content beyond textbooks, especially of English learning, which will inevitably touch Western civilization and values. Now even such a small window will be shut down. The regression of ideology will exacerbate decoupling from the West. The CCP instructed education to follow “Seven Don’t Speak”: not to talk about universal values, freedom of speech, civil society, civil rights, the historical errors of the CCP, official bourgeoisie, judicial independence, not to talk about the advantage of civilization other than the CCP, not to talk about the bourgeoisie within the CCP that is superior to the commons. All of these indicate a recidivation of the Cultural Revolution which is extremely horrible.

Communist China’s Second Cultural Revolution’ Has Begun

The Second Cultural Revolution has begun, and neither the rich nor the CCP’s red nobility can escape this time.

Pan Shiyi’s son was sought by the CCP for slandering the martyrs of the border on Weibo.

The CCP is now going after Wang Qishan’s white-glove, SOHO China Chairman Pan Shiyi.

oThe money of the wealthy Chinese is just money that the CCP let them keep temporarily, and one day they will have to return it back.

If Pan Shiyi does not hand over all his assets, including those overseas, he and his family will be put in jail.

Mr. Lu De suggests that China’s tycoons wake up and join the Whistleblower Movement as soon as possible before the CCP purges them.

CCP Is Losing Its Dominance in Asia

During Blinken’s first Asia trip, Kim Jong Un’s sister on Tuesday warned the Biden Administration to “refrain from causing a stink” if it wants to “sleep in peace” for the next four years.

Communist China is employing its allies like North Korea and Iran to threaten the U.S. But Mr. Lu De believes that North Korea trusts Russia more. So far, Russia has been silent about everything, and it is possible that Russia and the U.S. have reached a consensus about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The CCP was the direct cause for the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Therefore, Russia’s Putin must not fully trust Xi Jinping and the CCP.

Beijing’s dog warrior Zhao Lijian said on the regular press conference that the U.S. is the true empire of tapping, hacking, and theft of secrets that severely undermines and threatens the security of other countries.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin called international alliances “force multipliers” for Washington, adding that working with allies is “critical” to push back against China’s aggression.

The Biden administration is attempting to challenge the CCP’s dominance in Asia and they must have already been in discussion with South Korea and Japan in advance. The Asia trip is a mere formality.

Communist China’s foreign ministry responds that this is all cliches of the so-called China threat theory.

The Australian navy joined Indian, Japanese, and American warships for annual Malabar exercises that began Tuesday in the Indian Ocean.

This is significant, and it marks the growing strategic convergence of the four countries amid rising concerns about the CCP’s assertiveness in Asia.

The Chinese army is not an apolitical military but serves the CCP completely.

Xilter Decided Long Ago To Go To War With The United States At All Costs

RFI reports on the inside story of the State Department’s cancellation on Kelly Craft’s visit to Taiwan in January.

Beijing believes Taiwan’s sovereignty belongs to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and Craft’s visit would harm their core interests.

It was completely unexpected by the Trump administration at the time, as the Chinese Communist Party planned to stop the visit even if it went to war with the United States.

The CCP has already torn up the Sino-British Joint Declaration and imposed one country, one system, on Hong Kong. Now they are going to deny the Three Communiqués and 1992 Consensus to reclaim Taiwan.

The “one-China policy” says that both the mainland and Taiwan belong to one China, but this China is not the People’s Republic of China(PRC) nor the CCP. Even though the U.S. government uses the term “acknowledge” in Three Communiqués, it has never recognized PRC sovereignty over Taiwan.

The CCP can claim today that Hong Kong and Taiwan belong to Communist China since ancient times, and tomorrow it will say that the United States is theirs as well.

All of this has made the U.S. determined to go to war with the CCP.

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& Himalayas Farms

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