Following the Insurrection in the Capitol Hill, Trump Impeached for the Second Time
On January 13, the US House of Representatives voted to impeach US President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection.” The resolution to impeach passed by 232 to 197 in the House of Representatives.
After the 2020 US presidential election, many in American society were worried that Trump, who refuses to admit defeat, would cause riots in the United States. The hatred ignited by Trump among his supporters finally broke out on January 6. Hundreds of Trump’s supporters rushed into Capitol Hill, triggering a four-hour riot. The mayhem was ultimately considered a more serious security incident than the 911 tragedy. Incumbent presidents of the United States have never instigated the people to attack Congress. This act has formed an open political division, bringing severe uncertainty to the political and social stability of the world’s largest superpower. Regardless of the final results of the second impeachment, the turmoil in the US political arena will be difficult to eliminate in a short time.
The Epidemic in Hebei Province Has Intensified, With People’s Lives Disrupted
In recent days, the COVID-19 epidemic in Hebei has intensified, with many people’s lives disrupted. Just a few weeks ago, it was easy to see a doctor, buy medicine, and go to work. But under the current state of emergency, these things have become very difficult in some areas of Hebei.
Lu Ming, who lives in Yanjiao, Hebei, can only work from home now. On January 10, 2021, after a one-way commute to Beijing for more than 5 hours, he was refused entry into Beijing because the address on his ID was from Xingtai, Hebei, where the epidemic was severe. On January 14, Wang Mu’s father from Shijiazhuang was almost out of medication and had to go to the hospital for re-examination. His father had just finished a big surgery, and he had taken a huge health risk. Wang Mu searched for pharmacies and turned to social platforms for help. Finally, he found the medicine his father needed. They are the most ordinary people and are working hard to live in the era of epidemic.
Widely Concerned Amendment XI to the Criminal Law Will Take Effect in March
The Amendment XI to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China will take effect on March 1, 2021, and it has attracted public attentions from all walks of life. This amendment was written in response to many social issues of concern. Regarding this amendment, a reporter from Caijing discussed this matter with Liu Renwen, a law professor and director of Criminal Law Department of the Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Liu believes that criminal law is the last line of defense for society, and it should remain modest. A typical instance in this regard is how to deal with the crimes that infringe on citizens’ personal information. There is a view that introducing this into criminal law can prompt the draft and passage of the personal information protection law as soon as possible. However, he disagrees with this line of thinking and believes that the laws of social governance should be followed. Criminal law should only intervene when the relevant systems cannot effectively regulate, he says.
Effects of New Mortgage Policy are Gradually Showing
The new mortgage policy was released more than a week ago, and its effects are gradually showing. Within one day, some banking institutions have issued new personal housing loan quotas for the month.
Most experts said that the short-term impact of the new housing loan regulations on the banking industry is limited. However, the determination of the regulators to adjust the credit structure has never been stronger. On the one hand, real estate loans account for a relatively high proportion of the current overall bank credit, and there is insufficient investment in the real economy. The new regulations are conducive to more new loans being invested in the real economy. On the other hand, personal housing loans have grown too fast in recent years. The new regulations will curb this risk momentum.