21 Feb, 2024
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Fiji Prime Minister Cautions Against US and China Efforts to Divide the Pacific

In a bid to safeguard the tranquility of the Pacific islands, Fiji’s prime minister, Sitiveni Rabuka, has emphasized the paramount significance of upholding the region as a “zone of peace.” Rabuka’s cautious stance materialized as he voiced concerns about the potential escalation of rivalry between two global giants, the United States and China, into a […]

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North Korea Labels Philippines as ‘Danger Zone’ in Satellite Launch Alert

In a move that has drawn global condemnation and raised concerns across international corridors, North Korea has declared its intention to launch another satellite.  The waters east of the Philippines’ Luzon island, along with the Yellow Sea and East China Sea, have been designated as “danger areas” for the launch, slated to take place between […]

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US Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials Amidst Concerns Over Tibetan Assimilation

The US has unveiled new visa restrictions targeting Chinese officials allegedly involved in the contentious “forced assimilation” of over one million Tibetan children. The accusation centers around state-run boarding schools accused of erasing Tibet’s distinct cultural and linguistic heritage. Antony Blinken, the secretary of state of the United States, did not identify the individuals involved, […]

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Biden Administration Launches New Application for Student Loan Repayment Plans

The Biden administration will submit an application for a new student loan repayment plan on Tuesday, the latest effort to provide relief to borrowers as payments resume despite significant political obstacles. “This plan is a game changer for millions of Americans; many are putting off having children, buying their first home, or even starting a […]

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Tennessee Solar Panels: Expenses, Benefits, and Available Rebates

In 2022, Tennessee constructed 400MW of solar energy, one of the nation’s largest efforts.  Interesting, given the paucity of support from state legislators. Nevertheless, the construction suggests that solar panels in Tennessee can function. If you are considering installing one in your own residence, we have everything you need to get started. Tennessee Solar Panel […]

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Evergrande, China’s Real Estate Giant, Seeks Bankruptcy

Thursday in New York, China’s Evergrande Group, once the country’s second-largest property developer, filed for bankruptcy. The troubled company borrowed extensively and defaulted on its debt in 2021, triggering an immense property crisis in China’s economy, which is still being felt. Evergrande filed for Chapter 15 protection from bankruptcy, which authorizes a US bankruptcy court […]

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Video Footage Raises Alarm as China’s Military Appears to Ready for Taiwan Strait Conflict

China’s military has released a propaganda video that has raised eyebrows and concerns on the international stage.  The video, titled “Reading the Strait,” was published on the official WeChat account of the Eastern Theatre Command on Thursday and depicts scenes of soldiers preparing for conflict in what appears to be the Taiwan Strait.  The provocative […]

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Recall Alert: Dehumidifier Brands Pulled from Market Due to Fire and Burn Hazards-Gree

Gree USA, Inc., the American affiliate of a Chinese appliance manufacturer, is recalling 1.56 million dehumidifiers because of fire and burn hazards. In accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recalled dehumidifiers have caused 23 fires, 688 overheating occurrences, and $168,000 in damage to property. From 2011 to 2014, these dehumidifiers were widely accessible […]

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Oil Prices Slide Amid Strong US Dollar and China’s Economic Challenges

In Asian trade at midmorning on Monday, crude oil prices declined as China’s economic recovery continued to disappoint and the U.S. dollar strengthened. Despite the decline, benchmarks remain significantly higher than they have been for months. Brent crude was trading barely below $86 per barrel at the time of writing, while West Texas Intermediate was […]

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China’s ‘Barbie’ Sparks Contentious Conversations on Feminism and Patriarchy

In a cultural landscape that is evolving rapidly, the release of the movie ‘Barbie’ in China has sparked a fascinating and multifaceted dialogue about feminism, gender roles, and societal attitudes.  Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film presents a satirical take on Mattel’s iconic doll, bringing forth themes of female empowerment and societal expectations.  The movie’s […]