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    The direct imposition of permanent annual taxes on the earnings of the world’s richest individuals could redistribute wealth and lift millions out of poverty, a report presented to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday outlined. Under the globalist proposal, supranational taxation would start at a rate of two percent on wealth over $5 million and progress to five percent on wealth over $1 billion, generating $2.52 trillion. This would be in addition to  – and on top of  – whatever taxes are imposed at source by individual national authorities. That is claimed to be enough to cover the cost of two inoculations and a booster for the world’s estimated eight billion people several times over, according to analysis on 66 countries by Fight Inequality Alliance, Institute for Policy Studies, Oxfam and Patriotic Millionaires. The group says unless heads of state and government and CEOs acknowledge the “simple, effective solution staring them in the face —taxing the rich,” people around the world “will continue to see their so-called dedication to fixing the world’s problems as little more than a performance.” The...
    Steve Dykes/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.There are few things the NBA enjoys less than finding itself in the crosshairs of a culture war squabble, but that is exactly what it got over the weekend when Chamath Palihapitiya, a minority owner of the Golden State Warriors, took to his podcast to say, “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs.”   Palihapitiya, a billionaire entrepreneur and former Facebook executive, said he cares about climate change, the economic implications of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, and other issues that more directly affect Americans. But as for the forced imprisonment and torture of Uyghur Muslims in China, “it is below my line,” he said.  If anyones interested in an extended version of whats been trending@chamath @Jason @DavidSacks @friedberg #UyghurGenocide #chamath pic.twitter.com/qiw5vVKpkZ — tomhaverford (@tomhaverford24) January 18, 2022 It did not take long for his comments to ricochet around the NBA, which has long adopted a cautious tone toward the Chinese government. On Monday, the Warriors released a one-sentence...
    Athletes competing at the Winter Olympics in Beijing next month have been issued a stark warning that they will be under ‘Orwellian’ levels of surveillance by the Chinese state. The assessment was made on Tuesday by a Human Rights Watch panel, which has repeatedly criticised the forthcoming Games as a ‘sportswashing’ exercise designed to conceal China’s ‘abysmal human rights record’. In urging caution among competitors at the Games, Dr Sophie Richardson, the China director for Human Rights Watch, said: ‘One of the features of the 2008 Olympic Games (in Beijing) was the authorities’ use of what was then considered high technology. Athletes competing at the Winter Olympics in Beijing next month have been issued a stark warning that they will be under ‘Orwellian’ levels of surveillance by the Chinese state  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Winter Olympics tickets will NOT be sold to the general... Team GB will support ANY athlete who chooses to oppose the... Curling - All you need to know for the Winter Olympics 2018... Greg Rutherford makes international bobsleigh...
    EX-MANCHESTER UNITED ace Marouane Fellaini enjoyed a holiday in St Barts with former Playboy model Victoria Bonya. Fellaini took a dip in the sea with Bonya and even shared a kiss with the stunning Russian. 7Fellaini enjoyed a dip in the sea with the stunning Russian in St BartsCredit: THE MEGA AGENCY 7The pair shared a kiss in the seaCredit: THE MEGA AGENCY 7Fellaini won the double with CSL side Shandong TaishanCredit: THE MEGA AGENCY 7Fellaini was first seen with the 42-year-old in 2018Credit: THE MEGA AGENCY Fellaini has been seeing Bonya, 42, for a number of years, first being spotted on an intimate date back in 2018. The towering Belgian is enjoying a break from football after winning the Chinese Super League and Chinese Cup with Shandong Taishan. And to let his hair down in the off-season, Fellaini has opted for a cool new hairstyle. The target man has ditched the mesmerising fro for braids. And whilst he soaks up some sun, he's subject to transfer interest from newly mega-rich Newcastle. However, the Toon are facing...
    Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most famous artists, and many regard him as one of the world’s greatest living ones of his profession. Working with the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, he helped design the Bird’s Nest Stadium, the centerpiece of Beijing’s 2008 Summer Olympics. The stadium in northern Beijing, instantly recognizable for its weave of curving steel beams, will also host the opening ceremony for Beijing’s Winter Olympics on Feb. 4. In the design phase, Ai hoped the stadium’s latticework form and the presence of the Olympics would symbolize China’s new openness. He was disappointed. He has repeatedly described the stadium and the 2008 Olympics as a “fake smile” that China presented to the world. Ai expects the Winter Games to offer more of the same. Even before his fame landed him the design job, Ai had been an unrelenting critic of the Chinese Communist Party. He was jailed in 2011 in China for unspecified crimes and is now an outspoken dissident who lives in exile in Portugal. He has also lived in exile in Germany...
    "But if you're asking me do I care about a segment of a class of people in another country? Not until we can take care of ourselves will I prioritize them over us," Palihapitiya explained, adding that "every time I say that I care about the Uyghurs, I'm really just lying if I don't really care. And so I'd rather not lie to you and tell you the truth. It's not a priority for me." When Calacanis argued it's a "sad state of affairs" when human rights as a global concept "falls beneath tactical and strategic issues," Palihapitiya replied that such a stance is a "luxury belief." The Warriors' exec and part owner added that "we don't do enough domestically to actually express that view in real, tangible ways. So until we actually clean up our own house, the idea that we step outside of our borders ... with us sort of like morally virtual signaling about somebody else's human rights track record is deplorable." E63: Insurrection indictments, human rights in the...
    Last weekend, as Novak Djokovic plotted an escape route from his Melbourne ‘prison’ to Rod Laver Arena, a cartoon appeared on social media. It depicted another tennis star confined to her cell where, from the TV, a message blared: ‘Strong mobilisation around Novak Djokovic, stranded in a hotel.’ Over the following days, his fight to play at the Australian Open transfixed the world.   All the while, Peng Shuai remained locked in the shadows. She won’t compete in Melbourne, either. Mystery remains about the whereabouts of former Grand Slam champion Peng Shuai RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'If you want to play professional tennis, you NEED to get... MARTIN SAMUEL: Novak Djokovic's deportation from Australia... Piers Morgan taunts 'Covid rule cheat' and 'liar' Novak... Novak Djokovic's deportation saga is 'deeply regrettable'... Share this article Share Last weekend marked 67 days since the Chinese player accused Zhang Gaoli - the country’s former vice-premier - of sexual assault. In that time, Peng has all-but disappeared - seen and heard only via a few stage-managed...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)The Chinese government's unwavering insistence on stamping out any trace of the coronavirus is facing its biggest test yet as authorities grapple with Omicron's quickening spread. And it could cost the world's second largest economy dearly this year. The Covid-19 variant has been cropping up across China in recent days, including in major port cities like Dalian and Tianjin, prompting restrictions that could upend business operations in those places. The rest of the world is also dealing with Omicron, but China is different because of how intent authorities are on preventing any widespread outbreak by locking down cities and curbing travel. The strict approach has so far been effective: China has recorded far fewer Covid-19 cases than many other nations during the pandemic, and its economy was the only major one to grow in 2020. Omicron, though, threatens to expose some serious flaws in that plan. The variant is much more transmissible than others, making it difficult to contain. And as the rest of the world learns to live with the virus, economists say China's zero-tolerance strategy...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) stated that the Biden administration “has not done enough” to push for a full investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and that it’s time to start sanctioning Chinese institutions, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Hagerty said [relevant remarks begin around 2:10] that the sanctions legislation he’s proposing “will have teeth. Because within 90 days of enactment, if a full-blown, international investigation into the origins of COVID-19 has not occurred, we’re going to sanction the Chinese Academy of Sciences and all of its affiliates, including the Wuhan [Institute] of Virology. This has got to stop. The Chinese have covered this up. They did it from the very beginning. They destroyed samples. They silenced researchers. We have pushed and pushed. This administration has not done enough. So, what we’re going to do now is sanction those directly involved in this and any of these institutions that were involved in dangerous research involved with bat viruses. We’re going to get to the bottom of this, and we’re...
    The British Olympic Association has advised Team GB not to bring their mobile phones to Beijing, due to spying fears. British athletes competing at the Winter Olympics have been told by the British Olympic Association (BOA) to avoid bringing their phones to Beijing for the Winter Olympics in February, due to fears the Chinese government may hack them. The BOA have offered the athletes temporary phones to take in their stead, to ensure potentially sensitive personal and training information will be protected from reaching Chinese authorities. Athletes have not, however, been banned from taking their own devices. The BOA has instead encouraged the competitors to “make their own choice” after highlighting the potential risks to their privacy. China will allow foreign athletes to temporarily access Facebook and Twitter during the Games, platforms ordinary Chinese citizens are prohibited from using, which has also created security concerns over what information the Chinese government could have access to, the Guardian reports. Chinese authorities have previously been caught installing apps on tourists’ phones which had the capability to download texts, emails and contacts to keep...
    A Chinese restaurant chain in the north west of England has been forced to make use of robotic waiters, after struggling for staff during the Covid pandemic. Directors at The Chinese Buffet unleashed one BellaBot in each of four restaurants in Liverpool, St Helens, Bolton and Wigan, to serve food to diners.  When the buffet re-opened after the last lockdown, its owners decided to serve food to people at the table, ordered via an app, rather than allow them to serve themselves. This added an extra strain on the already short waiting staff, according to owners Paolo Hu and Peter Wu, who said the BellaBots had already proved popular with diners. The guide price for the friendly-faced robots is $20,000 (£14,500), which is less than the cost of employing a waiter at minimum wage for 40 hours per week.  Quirky footage shows Bella, who features a wide-eyed feline face, sweeping across the restaurant floor dishing out delicacies to delighted customers.  A Chinese restaurant chain in the north west of England has been forced to make use of robotic waiters, after...
    Rare 'bionic' armour has been discovered in the tomb of a horse rider in northwest China, a new study has revealed.  Researchers say the 'light and highly efficient defensive garment' was constructed with small inter-lapping pieces of leather that resemble ‘the scales of fish'.  Due to its fish-like design, the armour shows an early example of 'bionics' – the construction of artificial systems that borrow characteristics of living things.  It was found in the tomb of an approximately 30-year-old male at the Yanghai graveyard archaeological site near the modern-day city of Turfan in Xinjiang, China.   Design and construction details of the armour indicate that it originated in the Neo-Assyrian Empire – part of the modern-day Middle East – between the 6th and 8th century BC before being brought to China.  The ancient leather shed armour with fish-like scales has been dated to the period between 786 and 543 BC The tomb in Yanghai with the remains of the male individual and the position of the leather scale armour indicated by the red circle THE YANGHAI ARMOUR In Yanghai cemetery site, Turfan, the remains of...
    Beijing (CNN Business)People trying to fly from the United States to China may soon be confronted with an unthinkable scenario: Starting next week, there are likely to be no commercial flights bound for the country as Beijing tries to keep coronavirus infections out ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beginning January 19 and continuing for at least two weeks, all flights from the United States to China have either been canceled or are likely to be suspended because of Chinese aviation regulations, according to CNN Business research of government announcements and published flight schedules. As of Friday, only two United Airlines (UAL) flights still appeared eligible to operate for that period.The Beijing Winter Games open on February 4, and participants are mostly taking special flights restricted to people with OIympics credentials as part of a strict bubble that authorities are implementing around the event. Since June, the Civil Aviation Administration of China has applied a so-called "circuit-breaker" rule to international flights. That rule means that a flight is automatically suspended for two weeks if five or more passengers test positive...
    The KN95 masks distributed to members of the House of Representatives to wear on the chamber floor are branded 'Made in China,' a recent photo shows, the same country where the coronavirus originated. The picture, which was first obtained by Fox News, shows one of the distributed masks that are now required to be worn in order to enter the House floor.  The mandate is a result of the House physician, who recently directed lawmakers to explicitly wear an N95 or KN95 mask and not a cloth one.   Representative Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, pointed out the cruel irony, telling Fox it was fitting 'for the Democrats to be handing out masks that were made in the same place the virus originated.'  SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  Members of the House of Representatives now have to wear KN95 masks on the chamber floor were brandished with 'Made in China' on the side them, according to a recent photo first obtained by Fox News Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) speaks on the House floor back in October, before KN95 masks were made a requirement to...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)For many companies, doing business in China is getting trickier by the day. But Western banks and asset managers are more than willing to up their bets on the world's second biggest economy, convinced that the opportunities remain too good to pass up.Major banks in recent weeks have inked deals to expand their footprint in China — or are otherwise attempting to take greater control of their businesses there — after years of being forced to enter the market via joint ventures.Late last month, HSBC (HBCYF) received approval from Chinese regulators to take full control of its life insurance joint venture, which was created in 2009 in equal partnership with a Chinese company, under rules that were rolled back in 2020. The bank said the move underscored its "commitment to expanding business in China."The British banking giant is also seeking a greater stake in HSBC Qianhai, its joint securities venture in China, according to Reuters, which cited an anonymous source. HSBC declined to comment to CNN Business. HSBC (HBCYF) isn't the only one. The state-owned China Securities...
    In this article NVDAA sign is posted in front of the Nvidia headquarters on May 10, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesSeveral Chinese electric carmakers are turning to U.S. chip giant Nvidia to power their semi-autonomous driving systems, as they ramp up competition with Tesla in the world's largest car market. Chinese start-ups Xpeng and Nio are using the Nvidia Drive Orin chip in their latest cars. Baidu, which last year launched an auto unit called Jidu, announced plans to use the same Nvidia chip in its upcoming car, as well as Polestar, a brand under Chinese auto giant Geely. With this chipset and accompanying software platform, Nvidia promises the capabilities for fully autonomous driving. "For a Chinese EV company, or globally, there is not much to match what Nvidia can offer," said Bevin Jacob, partner at Shanghai-based investment and consulting firm Automobility. However, these Chinese carmakers are not putting out fully autonomous cars. Instead, they are focusing on so-called advanced driver-assistance system, or ADAS. These are systems that allow the car to carry out some functions semi-autonomously,...
    The general public has a souring view on President Biden’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus, as his approval is underwater, Thursday’s RealClearPolitics average showed. Biden’s approval on the coronavirus — one of his main selling points during his presidential campaign — has continued to crater over the past few weeks.  His current RCP average, which includes polls from Economist/YouGov, Quinnipiac, USA Today/Suffolk, CNBC/Change Research, Fox News, ABC News, ABCE News/Ipsos, CNN, Rasmussen Reports, NPR/PBS/Marist, CNBC, and Harvard-Harris, shows Biden with a negative approval on the Chinese coronavirus, as 47.2 percent approve compared to 49.5 percent who disapprove — a negative rating of -2.3 percent.  The tumbling approval comes roughly a year after Biden vowed to “shut down the virus.” But instead of doing that, he has gone back on his word, going far beyond “just” 100-days of masking and attempting to force Americans to get the jab, despite asserting he “wouldn’t demand” such a thing over a year ago. “No. I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory,” Biden said after a reporter asked...
    ZHENGZHOU, KOMPAS.com – A woman China As the town was closed, he revealed that he had been trapped in the house of his blind partner for a week. Covit-19 Restrictions China. The woman, identified only by her surname Wang, was having dinner at her blind date home when parts of the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou were suddenly activated. Disabling Last Wednesday (12/1/2022). read more: A woman who went missing after meeting a man from a dating processor is found naked in the basement. But in a video posted on the Chinese social media site WeChat last week, it seems that love between the couple has not grown. According to local media reports, Wang described his partner as “dumb like a tree mannequin”. Wang told the store Sheet Based in Shanghai, he went on a week-long trip to Zhengzhou to see potential matches during the city. Disabling Due to Covid 19. “As soon as I got to Zhengzhou, there was an explosion and the community was locked up and I could not leave,” he said. Information, inspiration and Intelligence...
    Most Americans disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus, a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday found. The survey asked respondents, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling – the response to the coronavirus?” Notably, the coronavirus stood as one of Biden’s leading issues heading into the 2020 presidential election. However, the survey found a majority, 55 percent, disapproving of his handling of the pandemic, compared to 39 percent who approve of his handling. A majority of both Republicans (91 percent) and independents (55 percent) disapprove of his handling of the issue, but 73 percent of Democrats approve.  The Quinnipiac survey, taken January 7-10, 2022, among 1,313 adults, has a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percent. The souring figures come as coronavirus cases skyrocket across the country, despite Biden’s vow to defeat the virus. U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin listens as U.S. President Joe Biden gives remarks on the administration’s response to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country from the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office...
    Chinese Lunar New Year will get its start on Feb. 1, 2022, and this year it’s the year of the water tiger. Celebrations will take place around the world for 15 days and it will include activities like house cleaning, traditional cuisine, physical offerings, cash gifts and twinkling lights, according to History.com. LUCKIEST FOOD FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR  The lunar-based celebration is connected to the second new moon of the year, which typically lands sometime between the end of January and mid-February. Records show that the half-month event dates back to the oracle bone readings from the 14th century B.C. when the Shang Dynasty was in power.  Each year is represented by the Yang or Yin form of one of the five elements and one of the 12 animals from the Chinese zodiac, which move in a series of cycles. The zodiac’s five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water and the 12 animal signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. This year – 2022 – is considered the Yang...
                 Tennessee Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senate Banking and Foreign Relations Committees, joined 15 of his GOP colleagues to introduce the Coronavirus Origin Validation, Investigation, and Determination (COVID) Act of 2022, according to a Tuesday press release by the senator’s office. “The Americans whose lives and livelihoods suffered due to the pandemic deserve the unvarnished truth about the pandemic’s origins,” Hagerty said. The bill would authorize sanctions if, 90 days after enactment, the Chinese Communist Party fails to allow for a credible and comprehensive international investigation into the origins of COVID-19 at laboratories in Wuhan that engaged in risky research involving bat coronaviruses, the press release states. Specifically, the bill would sanction the leadership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and its affiliated institutes and laboratories, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Additionally, the bill would suspend federal research funding across all academic fields for studies that involve the CAS, and impose a prohibition on gain-of-function virus research cooperation between any individual or institution based in the United States that receives federal funding and...
    Highlights of the story China targeted India He said a third person should not come between Sri Lanka and China Chinese Foreign Minister visits Sri Lanka China has said that a third country should not come between China and Sri Lanka. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that a third country should not interfere between the two countries. The Chinese Foreign Minister arrived in Sri Lanka one day on Sunday after a two-day visit to the Maldives. China’s official Xinhua news agency quoted Wang Yi as saying that the friendship between China and Sri Lanka would benefit the development of both countries. And protect the fundamental interests. Pointing to Sri Lanka’s neighbor India, he said, “Our relationship is not aimed at any third party and no third party should interfere in it.” China is investing billions of dollars in ports and infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka amid its debt trap criticism. China is trying to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka. China launched a port...
    A landmark study led by Imperial College London researchers has found that people who have recovered from the common cold are more likely to avoid being infected with the Chinese coronavirus. People with a higher level of T-cells developed through contracting the common cold, a type of coronavirus, are less likely to fall ill from the SARS-CoV-2 Wuhan virus, a study published in Nature Communications has claimed. The study, published on Monday, was led by researchers at Imperial College London, who said that while previous reviews found that T-cells triggered by other coronaviruses could recognise COVID-19, it is the first such study that demonstrated their ability to ward off infection. The lead author of the study, Dr Rhia Kundu of Imperial’s National Heart & Lung Institute said: “Being exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus doesn’t always result in infection, and we’ve been keen to understand why. We found that high levels of pre-existing T-cells, created by the body when infected with other human coronaviruses like the common cold, can protect against COVID-19 infection. “While this is an important discovery, it is...
    A factory worker had a lucky escape when an elevator plunged to the ground just moments after he stepped out of it. Footage captured in the city of Taizhou, in the Zhejiang Province of China, shows the worker drag goods onto the freight elevator on January 8.   But as he steps out, the elevator plummets down the shaft and the startled worker quickly steps away from the lift doors.  The factory worker drag goods onto the freight elevator in the city of Taizhou, in the Zhejiang Province of China, on January 8 The worker leaves the goods inside the elevator and steps out just moments later RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Horrifying moment Chinese toddler is caught in an elevator... Rolls-Royce reveals it sold more cars in 2021 than ANY other... Share this article Share As the shaken worker walks away, he spots his colleagues and speaks with them before they all approach the elevator shaft and look down. The elevator is no longer being used and the incident is being investigated,...
    BEIJING (AP) — A third Chinese city has locked down its residents, raising the number confined to their homes in China to 20 million. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    China's Chang'e-5 lander is the first craft on the lunar surface to detect signs of water inside moon rocks and soil, Chinese scientists claim.  The lander arrived on the moon on December 1, 2020, as part of a mission to return samples of rock and soil to the Earth, which it achieved on December 16. While on the moon, the lander used its on-board instruments to take a number of scientific measurements, including the spectral reflectance of moon rocks. This is a process where light reflected from the rocks can indicate the chemical make-up, including levels of molecules such as oxygen and hydrogen. The Chinese team found that in some types of rock, at a mid-latitude on the moon, molecules of H20 were present at about 120 parts per million, and others at 180ppm. This confirms findings made by NASA using Earth-based telescopes, that took measurements of moon rocks to find evidence of water molecules. It is hoped that astronauts living on the moon in the future will be able to extract the molecular oxygen and hydrogen, to produce water and...
    Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic was a manmade “bioweapon” created by the Communist Chinese during a Saturday appearance on the Fox News Channel. Brooks, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama, told FNC’s “Fox News Live” that it would be something we would have to “learn to deal with” despite a reluctance to discuss the pandemic by Democrat leaders. “[T]he bottom line is this — and people need to understand this: This is a bioweapon that was created in the Wuhan bioweapons lab of the Communist Chinese Party, in conjunction with the People’s Liberation Army,” he said. “It’s going to be around for a long time, and we have to learn to deal with it. We cannot shut ourselves up, which is one of the policies that unfortunately has done so much damage to our economy at the assistance of Democratic governors, mayors, and to some degree, President Joe Biden. That isn’t going to work.” FNC’s Jacqui Heinrich questioned the merits of Brooks’ claim, adding there was “not any proof” of the claim it was a...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki warned companies that 'fail to address forced labor' in their supply chains face serious 'legal and reputational risks.'  Psaki was asked about Tesla's decision to open a showroom in the Xinjiang region.  'As a general matter, we believe the private sector should oppose the PRC's human rights abuses and genocide in Xinjiang,' the press secretary said.  'The international community, including the public and private sectors, cannot look the other way when it comes to what is taking place in Xinjiang. As we've said before, companies that fail to address forced labor in the supply chains and other human rights abuses face serious legal and reputational risks.'  The US has accused China of committing genocide against its Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region. Just last week, President Biden signed a bill that banned products from that region from entering the U.S. unless manufacturers can prove forced labor was not used in the supply chain.  Psaki was asked about Tesla's decision to open a showroom in the Xinjiang region. 'As a general matter, we believe...
    This is the moment a runaway buffalo smashed its way into a restaurant and threw a man into the air in eastern China.  Video filmed in the city of Taizhou in Jiangsu Province on December 31, 2021, shows the animal suddenly running into the restaurant and ramming into a man and knocking him over. The stricken man, who suffered injuries to his leg, was dragged to safety by his friend while the bull remained in the shop causing further damage to tables and chairs before eventually running away. Video footage captured the moment a man was thrown into the air by a rampaging buffalo at a restaurant in the city of Taizhou in Jiangsu Province, China, on December 31, 2021 The buffalo's horns can be seen on the other side of plastic screens at the front of the restaurant before the huge animal bursts in and charges at the man on the right The footage filmed on December 31 shows two men - one drinking and another on their phone - standing inside the restaurant seconds before the animal is...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — American Girl’s 2022 Girl of the Year doll is making history as the line’s first of Chinese American descent. Her name is Corinne Tan and she lives with her family in Aspen and loves to ski. Her story explores her heritage and her courage to tackle anti-Asian racism. American Girl also introduced a companion doll of Corinne’s little sister Gwynn – a first for Girl of the Year. READ MORE: COVID: San Francisco Restaurants Hit Hard With Staff Shortages As Omicron Surges“As we celebrate the new year, we’re excited to welcome Corinne and Gwynn Tan to our popular ‘Girl of the Year’ lineup with meaningful stories that reflects what it means to be an American girl today,” said Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl in a statement. “While filled with outdoor adventure and fun, Corinne’s message is, ultimately, about the power of love—between families, friends, and communities—and the strength and courage that comes from it. We created Corinne to be a positive role model our fans can look up to and learn from as...
    Tesla opened a new showroom in China’s Xinjiang region, where authorities have been conducting genocide against the country’s Uyghur Muslim population, the Wall Street Journal reported. The electric car company announced it had begun operations at its new facility, which is located in the capital of Xinjiang, in a Dec. 31 post on its official account on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, the WSJ reported. “On the last day of 2021, we meet in Xinjiang. In 2022, let us together launch Xinjiang on its electric journey!” Tesla wrote, the WSJ reported. The post included pictures of the opening ceremony that featured people posing with “Tesla (heart) Xinjiang” placards. (RELATED: Tesla Recalls 475,000 Cars Over Safety Concerns) An independent report found that Chinese authorities have detained up to 2 million Uyghurs in recent years and that the country bears “responsibility for an ongoing genocide” in Xinjiang. President Joe Biden recently signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which bans companies from importing products from Xinjiang unless they can prove they weren’t made with forced labor. An aerial view...
    By Ella Ceron | Bloomberg Tesla Inc. is opening a new showroom in China’s Xinjiang region, where the country has been accused of human rights abuses against the region’s Uyghur Muslim population. Beijing has denied these allegations, calling camps there “vocational education centers.” Tesla announced the showroom on Dec. 31 with a post on popular Chinese social media platform Weibo. “As the first Tesla center in Xinjiang, the store integrates sales, after-sales and delivery services, offering Xinjiang users one-stop service and escorting Tesla owners’ journey in western China,” it reads. The showroom, located in Urumqi in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is Tesla’s westernmost showroom in China, but not the start of its presence there. As noted by CNevPost, Tesla has installed two of its Supercharger power stations in Urumqi, and seven in Xinjiang overall. It unveiled the first of those stations in June 2021. Tesla didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. The showroom opening comes just over a week after President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan bill on Dec. 23 banning imports from the region unless companies can prove the materials were not made through forced labor. The U.S. and...
    After an eventful 2021, things are unlikely to calm down in the new year. Here are a few issues that will be high priorities for the Department of Defense going forward. China and Taiwan The United States and China had a bumpy relationship in 2021 that shows no sign of smoothing out in the new year. The Chinese military took aggressive actions in their missile testing as well as in their posture toward Taiwan, the island nation that claims its independence from the mainland, which the Chinese Communist Party doesn't recognize. THE SEVEN BIGGEST MILITARY STORIES OF 2021 The Chinese military conducted a hypersonic missile test that got the attention of the international community, and a DOD report released in November reveals that they have accelerated the pace of their nuclear expansion program to the point where they could “have up to 700 deliverable nuclear warheads” within roughly five years. Gen. John Hyten, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who called the pace of China’s military development “stunning," acknowledged that the Chinese military has conducted "hundreds"...
    2021 was a year of mounting apprehension about the next great power conflict – perhaps triggered by a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, or a Russian invasion of Ukraine – coupled with uncertainty about what the “next war” will look like. Has the next generation of missiles made existing defense systems obsolete? Is conventional force projection via aircraft carriers and long-distance warplanes still possible? Will autonomous weapons cause the next war to spiral out of control? Will cyber combat swiftly bring the war into the homes of every civilian? Both Russia and China aggressively tested hypersonic missiles in 2021. Russian leader Vladimir Putin claimed his forces conducted three successful hypersonic launches in the final weekend of the year. China’s test of a low-orbit missile with global range and a hypersonic delivery system became an embarrassing intelligence failure for the Biden administration in October, with stunned intelligence officials calling China’s progress “astounding” and admitting they had “no idea” how such an advanced system could be created in total secrecy. Hypersonic missiles are a game-changer because they can, in theory, evade existing missile...
    The popular American Girl's brand introduced its first-ever Chinese-American 'Girl of the Year' doll, an Aspen-dwelling outdoor sport enthusiast who contends with racist bullies as anti-Asian hate crimes in the U.S. have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The doll's backstory, written in two short volumes by 'The Great Wall of Lucy Wu' author Wendy Shang, takes place in the exclusive Colorado ski town. There, Corinne Tan and her younger sister Gwynn - the toy company's first 'little sister' doll - ski and skate, adjust to their parents' recent divorce and move to a more posh part of town with their new stepdad. At the skating rink, a white boy tells Corinne she has the 'kung-flu,' a reference to the slur used by Donald Trump that blames China for spreading the virus.    The nation has seen a 343 percent increase in hate crimes against Asians this year, the New York Daily News reported.  Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition that gathered data on racially-motivated attacks related to the pandemic, received 9,081 incident reports between March 19, 2020 and June...
    (CNN)Perhaps it was naive to expect that China's rigid approach to fighting Covid-19 -- complete with locking down millions of people and using invasive surveillance to keep tabs on citizens -- would not eventually cause problems for the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics amid an ongoing global pandemic. Michael BociurkiwAn indication of how uncertain the situation has become for Olympic organizers was last week's decision by North America's National Hockey League (NHL) to skip the Games amid the league's surge in coronavirus cases and potential lengthy quarantine in China if players test positive in Beijing. Last week, a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Shanghai was turned around midair due to new airport cleaning rules that an airline spokesperson called "not operationally viable."Meanwhile, China is battling one of its worst outbreaks of the year in Xi'an, a city 600 miles southwest of Beijing, where 13 million residents are currently on lockdown. The city reported 175 new local symptomatic cases on Tuesday -- the highest daily count in nearly two years.China, which has relied on a number of...
    New Delhi / Hong Kong (CNN Business)Chinese tech stocks got a big boost in Hong Kong on the last day of the year, but it's far from enough to make up for what has been a historically tumultuous time for the sector. Shares in tech and internet giants Alibaba, Baidu and Bilibili — all of which also trade in New York — soared more than 8% on Friday, making them among the top performers during a shortened trading session in Hong Kong. The Hang Seng TECH Index — which tracks the 30 largest tech firms that trade in the city — was up 3.57%, outperforming the broader benchmark Hang Seng Index (HSI), which rose 1.2%.The boost followed strong performances by Chinese tech companies Thursday on Wall Street. Electric automaker Nio (NIO) and Tencent Music Entertainment Group rose nearly 15%, while Alibaba (BABA) climbed 9.7%. China plans to tighten rules on overseas IPOsThe year overall, though, has not been kind to Chinese tech. Alibaba's Hong Kong-listed shares have shed nearly half their value in 2021. Tencent — which closed up...
    (CNN)American Girl's latest "Girl of the Year" doll is the line's first of Chinese descent.The popular doll manufacturer unveiled Corinne Tan, a Chinese American skier, as its 2022 Girl of the Year on Thursday. "Girl of the Year" dolls, which were introduced in 2001, differ from other American Girl dolls by being based on modern characters with contemporary stories, rather than characters linked to different periods of American history."We created Corinne to be a positive role model our fans can look up to and learn from as we all work toward a world where everyone is treated fairly and with respect," said Jamie Cygielman, general manager of American Girl, in a statement. American Girl has released other Asian American dolls in the past, including Ivy Ling -- a doll eventually discontinued from its historic line. More modern characters have included Jess, the biracial Japanese American "Girl of the Year" doll in 2006 -- but Corinne is the first Chinese American "Girl of the Year," the company confirmed.To develop Corinne, American Girl enlisted children's author Wendy Wan-Long Shang to create two...
    China has approved three more missions to the Moon over the coming decade, including ones involving rovers, a flying craft and the start of a permanent base.  This will be the fourth phase of the Chinese lunar plan, that has previously seen them photograph the dark side, and return samples of moon rock to the Earth. Future missions, scheduled to begin in 2024, will become increasingly complex, resulting in the basic model of a lunar research station built on the Moon. This station is a joint project with the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, and is expected to be operational ahead of a joint crewed mission in 2030. Known as Chang'e 6, 7 and 8, the trio of uncrewed moon mission will launch throughout the 2020s on an array of spacecraft, according to Wu Yanhua, deputy head of the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The move comes as part of China's increasing push into space exploration, that saw the nation launch its own space station in 2021. China has approved three more missions to the Moon over the coming decade, including...
    Beats Studio, the high-end consumer audio company founded by rap producer Dr. Dre and later acquired by Apple, is launching a special “Year of the Tiger” edition of their Beats Studio Buds to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. Founded in 2006, Beats was acquired by Apple for $3 billion in 2014, in what is still the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history. Nicole Young and record producer Dr. Dre (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) BEIJING, CHINA – JULY 01: Chinese students wave party and national flags at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party at Tiananmen Square on July 1, 2021 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) “We’re celebrating the Lunar New Year with our special-edition Beats Studio Buds,” announced the company on its official Twitter account. “As a tribute to the Year of the Tiger, the Buds feature an all-red design with gold tiger print accents. Out on January 1st!” We’re celebrating the Lunar New Year with our special-edition Beats Studio Buds. As a tribute to the Year of the Tiger, the...
    Chinese footballers will need to undergo the painful process of having tattoos removed or risk being snubbed by the national team following a new order banning the body work. The General Administration of Sport (GAS) have gone a step further than they did in 2018 when players were forced to cover up tattoos to continue playing. In their latest move GAS have outlawed tattoos altogether and want any player with pre-existing tattoos to get them removed in order to 'set a good example' for Chinese society. 'The national team and the U23 national team athletes are strictly prohibited from having new tattoos, and those who already have tattoos are advised to remove them themselves,' the GAS statement said. 'If there are special circumstances agreed by the team, (players) must cover up the tattoos during training and matches.'  China has previous in wading into the appearance of its players with a women's football match in 2018 called off after players were told they were prohibited from playing with dyed hair. China's General Administration of Sport has put a ban on footballers getting...
    CHINA have banned footballers from getting tattoos and told national team players who have been inked to remove or cover them up to set a 'good example for society'. A growing number of high-profile Chinese players have been sporting tattoos, including international defender Zhang Linpeng. 2China defender Zhang Linpeng has some impressive inkings He has previously been told to cover up while appearing for both the national team and club side Guangzhou FC. The General Administration of Sport of China (GAS) published a statement titled, 'Suggestions for strengthening the management of football players'. It stated that the Chinese Football Association would set out disciplinary requirements for national team players. "National teams at all levels will strictly implement the relevant requirements of the management measures … (and) fully demonstrate the positive spirit of Chinese football players and set a good example for society," it said. "The national team and the U23 national team athletes are strictly prohibited from having new tattoos, and those who already have tattoos are advised to remove them themselves. "If there are special circumstances agreed by the...
    Ben Domenech outed U.S. "cultural, business, and academic elites" whom he said the Communist Party of China "bought and paid for a thousand times over" Wednesday on "Fox News Primetime." "The CCP is actively engaged in an effort to undermine our American way of life," Domenech said. " … But China is doing this with the active cooperation of our fellow Americans. Their partners in this project aren't just malevolent spies manipulating doofus California congressmen. It's none other than our own cultural, business and academic elites who[m] they have bought and paid for a thousand times over. Our elites now operate hand-in-glove with the Communist Party of China, doing its bidding even when it harms the freedoms and rights that are the birthright of every American." The Fox News host called out actor John Cena, National Basketball Association player LeBron James, Apple, Amazon, Intel, American universities, the Walt Disney Company, and the Biden administration, saying they sold out to the CCP. ROBERT KAUFMAN: HYPOCRISY EXHIBITED BY AMERICA'S ELITES ON CHINA THREATENS OUR FREEDOMS Notably, the lone U.S.-based major institution "willing...
    The Economist warned Americans about United States democracy being under threat in their cover for the January 2022 issue. The latest cover for the news publication featured the headline, "Walking away: The Republican Party and democracy," which accuses Republicans of undermining democracy in the United States.  "Americans fear that their democracy is under threat. Renewal will not happen for as long as Donald Trump remains the Republican leader. But the party can change," The Economist wrote in a tweet promoting the article.  In one of their emailed newsletters, the publication continued to promote the story with the sponsorship of Huawei. Huawei is Chinese tech giant that has been linked to mass surveillance campaigns by the Chinese Communist Party. FACEBOOK FACT-CHECKING GROUP ADMITS IT WRONGLY FLAGGED ARTICLE CRITICIZING STUDY ON MASKS IN SCHOOLS  Washington Free Beacon reporter Matthew Foldi was first to note Huawei's sponsorship of The Economist's newsletter.  "Insane for @TheEconomist to lecture Americans about democracy in an email sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party’s @Huawei spy technology," Foldi tweeted. "China uses @Huaweias a key part of its brutal Uyghur repression."...
    A pro-democracy news outlet in Hong Kong was shut down Wednesday after police arrested seven people associated with the site and raided its offices, multiple sources reported. Stand News issued a statement saying it closed its operations immediately and that its website and social media pages would be deleted within a day, The New York Times reported. (RELATED: Former Hong Kong Journalist Arrested At Airport: REPORT) “Stand News’s editorial policy was to be independent and committed to safeguarding Hong Kong’s core values of democracy, human rights, freedom, the rule of law and justice,” Stand News said in a statement obtained by the NYT. “Thank you, readers, for your continued support.” BREAKING: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Stand News online media outlet says it is ceasing operations following a police raid and arrests of current and former editors and board members. https://t.co/221M88kXhg — The Associated Press (@AP) December 29, 2021 The seven were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to publish seditious material, local police said, according to the NYT. Included in the arrests was a famous singer and activist, Denise Ho,...
    China is deploying machinegun-carrying robots to its western desert regions amid a standoff with India because troops are struggling with the high-altitude conditions, it has been claimed. Dozens of unmanned vehicles capable of carrying both weapons and supplies are being sent to Tibet, Indian media reports, with the majority deployed in border regions where Chinese troops are locked into a standoff with Indian soldiers. Vehicles include the Sharp Claw, which is mounted with a light machinegun and can be operated wirelessly, and the Mule-200, which is designed as an unmanned supply vehicle but can also be fitted with weapons. China has deployed dozens of Sharp Claw fighting vehicles to its border region with India, it is claimed, which are fitted with light machineguns Beijing has also sent Mule-200 transport vehicles to the area, after Chinese troops struggled to operate in punishing high-altitude conditions Beijing has sent 88 Sharp Claws to Tibet, which borders India high in the Himalayas, of which 38 are deployed to the border region, Times News Now has claimed. Some 120 Mule-200s have also been sent to...
    A Delta flight that was forced to turn around midair en route from Seattle to Shanghai, prompting a protest from the Chinese consulate, was caused by Covid cleaning requirements, it has been revealed. New Covid mandates at Shanghai Pudong International Airport 'require significantly extended ground time and are not operationally viable for Delta', an emailed statement from the airline said.  The flight that turned back to Seattle last week left passengers with expired Covid test results and US visas, according to Chinese media reports.  A Delta flight that was forced to turn around midair en route from Seattle to Shanghai was caused by Covid cleaning requirements, it has been revealed (file image) The Chinese consulate in San Francisco did not name Delta but said in a short statement Sunday that many flights from the U.S. to China had been delayed or canceled in recent days including a flight that turned back more than halfway to its destination. The consulate 'had made a stern representation to the airline,' the statement said. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next EXCLUSIVE:...
    First, the bad news. China’s super-sized propaganda The Battle at Lake Changjin is one of the highest grossing movies of the year, raking in more than $900 million in less than three months if we’re to trust official CCP figures, which we can’t and shouldn’t, but more on that later. It was the No. 1 movie at the global box office until Spider-Man: No Way Home surpassed it this weekend. The three-hour Korean War epic has easily trounced other Hollywood blockbusters to cement Commie-wood’s ascendance as a movie industry ready to dominate the world. The movie is allegedly so popular in China that a sequel is already in production. Be afraid. Now for the good news. The Battle at Lake Changjin is terrible, awful, and at times laughably inept — so bad in fact that it took me several attempts to finish it and I have a high tolerance for long, foreign-language movies. Of course, it is pro-communist, anti-American propaganda to its core, but that’s not why it’s bad. I expect a movie commissioned and backed by a genocidal communist dictatorship to...
    (CNN)In a year that has brought profound change to to much of the world, the conflict-ravaged Middle East appeared to be finally turning a page. A diplomatic spree that sought to patch up long rifts bore fruit. Iraq transformed from the region's epicenter of violence to one of progress, for example, brokering rare talks between old rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.Emerging from the crushing blows of the pandemic and four years of global turbulence during the presidency of Donald Trump, many of the Middle East's nations have shown signs that this level of conflict simply cannot go on.But as the year grinds to an end, and as a whirlwind of diplomacy picks up speed, another geopolitical fault-line has appeared -- the Middle East has become a political and economic battleground for the US and China, despite its continuous attempts to keep out of this powerhouse rivalry. In comments that show just how anxious this is making the Middle East's leaders, a high-level Emirati official earlier this month expressed a sense of hopelessness over the showdown between the US and...
    Published: 25 dic 2021 19:15 GMT The photo is part of a video recorded on December 12 when the star was closest to Earth, reaching its maximum luminosity. The small Yangwang 1 satellite, launched by Chinese technology company Origin Space, captured impressive imagery. Leonard is the comet, the brightest this year, When it is very close to the earth. The photo is part of a video recorded on December 12th. At that point, the star Approached 35 million kilometers from our planet and Reached its maximum luminosity. In the ‘clip’ there is an aurora crossing the sky and a meteor shower. Yangwang 1, with its powerful telescope, is the first commercial space mission to be useful not only for private and professional research, but also for state research. details The Science Times. Previously NASA Revealed A video shows a comet sliding across the sky. Telescopes were able to capture A small area of ​​long distance Before Leonard approached the sun for the first time in about 80,000 years. On January 3, 2022, the comet will pass 90...