Taiwan should also “work with regional and global liberal democracies to establish a common defense mechanism” as China’s influencing attacks have a global outreach and aren’t limited to Taiwan. They constitute the most serious challenge facing democratic societies today, Tung Li-wen, former head of the ruling DPP’s China affairs department, wrote in a 2019 essay. … [Read more...] about China Using ‘Cognitive Warfare’ Against Taiwan, Observers Say
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Puerto Rico tax laws enacted in 2012 have incentivized thousands of Americans and businesses to relocate to and invest in the island, according to Internal Revenue Service (IRS). “I believe it is my moral duty to minimize my taxes,” Lobo Tiggre, a stock trader who moved to Puerto Rico to benefit from the island’s tax code, told GQ. A 2020 IRS report found that 647 individuals who moved from the U.S. paid a total of $557,978,112 in federal income taxes in the five years prior to their relocation to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has become a popular tax haven for super rich Americans who take advantage of local laws, which allow them to avoid paying U.S. federal income taxes. … [Read more...] about Here’s How The Super Rich Use Puerto Rico As A Tax Haven
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press on Sunday that officials are conscious of the potential threat, and he warned commanders to be on the lookout for any problems within their ranks as the inauguration approaches. So far, however, he and other leaders say they have seen no evidence of any threats, and officials said the vetting hadn't flagged any issues that they were aware of. … [Read more...] about FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack
And so we have Joe Biden’s suits. The president-elect and former VP has decades of experience dressing for the public’s eye, and he wields his wardrobe with confidence. His clothing, often plucked from American-made brands like Brooks Brothers or Chicago’s Hart Schaffner Marx, is an extension of his brand. … [Read more...] about Will Joe Biden Wear Ralph Lauren on Inauguration Day?
"There is no rule of law, so people who have good 'guanxi,' people who have good connections with the co-called 'red aristocracy' -- or top officials -- can grease the palms of the officials to get things done and jump the queue," says Lam. … [Read more...] about Swatting flies? Beijing’s fight to root out corruption