China in Focus (April 8): Chinese Media Blur Western Brand Logos on TV

New reports say Chinese authorities are blurring out the logos of some American brands on TV after the targeted companies commented on forced labor camps in China’s Xinjiang region.

The U.S. trade blacklist is getting longer. Seven Chinese companies have been added and are now blocked from using American technology. At the same time, the New York Stock Exchange is set to delist a Chinese real estate firm for failing to report its finances.

A Chinese airport is secretly collecting foreigners’ information—on everyone from celebrities to everyday visitors. The data includes their names, photos, and dates of birth.

A Chinese truck driver commits suicide after getting a $300 ticket. Now, social media users are outraged over authorities’ indifference toward workers’ struggles.

The UK is pledging tens of millions of dollars to help people relocate there from Hong Kong. The action offers refuge to those fleeing the city amid Beijing’s draconian national security law.

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