President Joe Biden spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday and offered his administration's commitment to protecting the Senkaku Islands, a group of uninhabited islets administered by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing, the White House said. … [Read more...] about Biden, Japan PM discuss China action near Senkaku Islands
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Beyond departing from corporate-friendly Republican orthodoxy on trade and immigration, conservative populists express skepticism toward larger companies. They are more sympathetic to blue-collar manufacturing jobs in traditional industries like extraction, steel, autos and construction than new technology companies. While Trump has approved the Keystone Pipeline, his Department of Justice is expected to pursue antitrust litigation against Google this summer. Attorney General William Barr has repeatedly criticized Apple for refusing to unlock iPhones after terrorist attacks, and Hawley has called for breaking up Facebook. … [Read more...] about Bobby Jindal: Populist Republicans – Can traditional conservatives adapt to this movement?
Kim announced the construction of a state-of-the-art healthcare facility in the capital in March 2020, at the height of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in that part of the world, in a speech titled, “Let Us Build the Pyongyang General Hospital in an Excellent Way, Greeting the 75th Founding Anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.” At the time, North Korean authorities claimed they had not identified a single case of Chinese coronavirus nationwide, despite the nation sharing borders with China, Russia, and South Korea, all of which have endured significant outbreaks. North Korean authorities insisted to this day that they have not seen a single case of coronavirus within their borders. … [Read more...] about North Korea Runs Out of Construction Material for Pyongyang General Hospital
“The big-picture question is whether what we're seeing with the extension of New START is a last breath put into the dying body of arms control, or whether this is genuinely the start of a re-invigoration of arms control efforts,” says Mark Bell, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota who specializes in nuclear weapons issues. “The landscape for arms control is not a particularly optimistic one moving forward.” … [Read more...] about Renewed US-Russia nuke pact won’t fix emerging arms threats
China is the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases fueling climate change. A 2018 scientific study described reducing the consumption of meat products as the “single biggest way” to reduce the harmful effects of pollution on the world environment. China consumes so much meat that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) listed an African swine fever epidemic in the country in 2019 as the “primary” reason for a global decline in meat consumption that year. … [Read more...] about Chinese Media Attacks Vegan Campaigns: West Wants Chinese to ‘Eat Grass’