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Chinese Police Offers Cash Reward For Four Myanmarese Telecomscam Ring Leaders
November 14, 2023
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Chinese Police Offers Cash Reward For Four Myanmarese Telecomscam Ring Leaders

Police department in Wenzhou, a city in Zhejing Province, has issued warrent for four ring leaders of telecom scams in Myanmar’s Kokang region. The four are Ming Xuechang, 69, former member of Myanmar’s Shan State legislature and a former member of the Kokang Leadership Committee, along with one of his sons Ming Guoping, his daughter Ming Julan and his granddaughter Ming Zhenzhen.

The authorities are offering rewards of up to 500,000 yuan (US$68,400) in each of the cases for information leading to the arrest. It is seen as one of the further steps made by Chinese authority after China, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar agreed to set up a joint police operation center to tackle telecom scams in the region.

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Norovirus Outbreak in Shandong, China

On November 11, a total of 74 middle school students in Anqiu, Shandong Province  were taken to hospital with vomiting and diarrhea. After two days investigation, on 13th November, the Sports Bureau and Education Bureau of Anqiu issued a statement, declaring that it is a mass infection caused by norovirus. This is not the first round of norovirus infection outbreak in Chinese schools. Early this year, in February, China’s top health authority had urged local officials to prioritize medical treatment for influenza and norovirus infections. The health authority emphasized prevention work and warned of severe cases especially in children, the elderly, pregnant women and those suffering from chronic diseases.

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Sales of China’s Online Shopping Festival Reaches 1.1386 Trillion RMB

On November 11th, China’s largest online shopping festival ‘Double 11’ came to a close. The gross merchandise volume (GMV) of comprehensive e-commerce and live streaming e-commerce reached 1.1386 trillion yuan, representing a year-on-year growth of 2.1%. Among them, the sales volume of comprehensive e-commerce was 277.65 billion yuan, with Tmall accounting for 60.02% of the total sales, ranking first. JD.com and Pinduoduo took up the second and third place respectively, with 27.86% and 7.34% of the sales.

In this year’s shopping festival, major e-commerce platforms collectively focused on promoting “low prices” in order to attract more consumers. In the current economic slowdown, Chinese consumers become increasingly cautious and their pursuit of consumer value has become stronger than ever. Attracting consumers and providing a better shopping experience have become crucial challenges for businesses and platforms to address.

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