This is a wrap of several top stories from China for April 30, 2021. Hong Kong (CNN) When US President Joe Biden urged Americans to "win the 21st century" in his joint address to Congress, he painted a picture of a new great power competition with China and repeatedly name checked its leader, Xi Jinping . "He's deadly earnest on (China) becoming the most significant, consequential nation in the world," Biden said of Xi. "He and others -- autocrats -- think that democracy can't compete in the 21st century with autocracies." "The autocrats will not win the future," he vowed later. "America will." But in Beijing, Biden's fighting words have barely made a ripple, at least on the surface. Responding to a question about Biden's speech, a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry said the US was merely feeling insecure and jealous about China's development. Read More "While China devotes itself to improving people's lives, some in … [Read more...] about The great power race between the US and China is on. And Beijing is confident of winning
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( CBS San Francisco ) — A possible fourth stimulus check remains a popular topic with the third round of economic relief payments almost concluded. About 161 million payments of up to $1,400 per person have been issued since the third stimulus package passed in mid-March. Paper checks and EIP cards continue to continue to show up in mailboxes. And plus-up payments, for those who didn’t receive what they were due, have also been going out for weeks. Together they add up to most of the $422 billion allotted in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. These relief payments are part of a larger effort to cushion COVID’s economic impact on households and support the economy while the pandemic recovery continues. The stimulus package also extends unemployment benefits, enhances the child tax credit, and much more. The recent round of checks follows the $1,200 CARES Act payments at the pandemic’s outset and the $600 payments from January. READ MORE: Stimulus Check … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment On The Way?
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for February 23 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Cardi B is opening up about her plastic surgeries . The 28-year-old hip-hop star recently chatted with fellow music icon Mariah Carey about her cosmetic procedures for Interview magazine. The star recalled her childhood in the Bronx and the struggles she experienced with her body image. "I’m Trini[dadian] and I’m Dominican, and there’s a lot of Dominicans that look a certain type of way. They have soft, pretty, curly hair. Growing up, guys would ask me weird questions like, 'If you’re Dominican, why is your hair so nappy?'" she recalled. "I used to dye my hair, and people used to be like, 'Oh, your hair’s so crunchy.' And it would make me feel so weird." CARDI B SPARKS VALENTINE'S DAY DEBATE AFTER SAYING MEN SHOULD SPEND MORE THAN WOMEN … [Read more...] about Cardi B says plastic surgery has made her feel ‘super confident,’ ‘vindicated’
A disappointing April jobs report following months of reported hiring struggles among businesses is fueling a Republican push to end enhanced unemployment aid programs extended by President Biden Joe Biden Atlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE in March. GOP governors and lawmakers are taking steps to scrap a $300 weekly boost to jobless benefits and other programs created at the onset of the pandemic that expanded aid to millions of unemployed Americans. Republicans, who have long been critical of generous jobless benefits, are seizing on April’s lackluster employment gain as proof that pandemic-related programs are hindering what should be a booming recovery. ADVERTISEMENT Sen. Roger Marshall Roger W. Marshall Fauci vs. Rogan: White House works to stomp out misinformation Kris Kobach files paperwork to … [Read more...] about Bad jobs report amplifies GOP cries to end $300 benefits boost
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