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Darren Maung

Darren is an aspiring writer who wishes to share or create stories to the world and bring humanity together as one. A massive Star Wars nerd and history buff, he finds enjoyable, heart-warming or interesting subjects in any written media.
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Chariot of Charity: How the Story of Santa Claus’ Reindeer Began
Christmas is around the corner and kids are ready to celebrate with Santa Claus etched in their imaginative minds. However, almost as iconic as Santa Claus are his flying reindeer - nine galloping reindeer who...
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UK Sanctions Strike Myanmar As Human Rights Cases Rise
On Sunday, Dec. 12, the UK imposed a series of new sanctions against the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar amidst a continuous rise of human rights abuses reportedly conducted by the military government. The sanctions...
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Modern-day ‘Moby Dick’ Spotted in Caribbean: Film Captures Rare White Sperm Whale
Fans of Herman Melville’s 1851 book, Moby Dick, will be interested to know that Melville’s titular character has recently taken shape in real life. As a Dutch sailor recounted spotting a rare white sperm whale...
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5 Major Tech Issues to Challenge China in 2022
As the year 2022 approaches, Beijing has to overcome several fundamental issues facing its technology sector to prepare for what’s to come. Controversies and other problems are currently rocking the communist government, creating questions as...
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Evergrande Fails to Make Overdue Coupon Payments for Bondholders
Chinese real-estate developer Evergrande failed to provide coupon payments to offshore bondholders after a 30-day grace period concluded on Tuesday, Dec. 7, according to several people with knowledge of the issue. With millions of dollars...
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New Chinese Surveillance System Will Monitor Journalists and International Students
Officials in the Chinese province of Henan are implementing a new surveillance system to keep an eye on journalists and international students who are considered “suspicious people”, using facial recognition technology to track individuals. Despite...
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UN Ratifies Olympic Truce as Several Nations Boycott Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
On Dec. 2, the United Nations (UN) ratified an Olympic Truce ahead of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, to promote peace and solidarity in the field of sports. However, 20 nations have chosen not to...
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Former Lawmaker Calls for Probe Into Attacks on Hong Kong Protesters in London Chinatown
A former Hong Kong lawmaker, Nathan Law, has requested that authorities in London investigate a group of pro-Beijing organizers who attacked Hong Kong protesters in the city’s Chinatown area on Saturday, Nov. 27. Far from...
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US Lawmakers’ Visit to Taiwan Triggers ‘Combat Readiness Patrol’ by Beijing
Beijing deployed what it called “combat readiness” patrols over the Taiwan Strait last Friday in response to a visit by a delegation of U.S. lawmakers to Taiwan. The Congressional delegation’s arrival to the island is...
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Clampdown on Celebrity Culture and Fandom Reaches New Heights in China
On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) lashed out at the entertainment industry yet again by intensifying its crackdown on celebrity culture and fandom in China. The government wishes to promote “a positive...
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Massive International Resistance Against China’s Candidate for Interpol Committee
China’s candidate to represent Interpol, Hu Binchen, has come under fire as several international bodies have decried his candidacy.  The global resistance came after fears regarding the safety of thousands of Chinese political opponents, who...
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Independent Chinese Journalist Produces Documentary Showcasing Communist Repression in Xinjiang
A Chinese “citizen journalist” has released a 20-minute documentary he shot in the country’s northwestern Xinjiang region, risking his safety to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) repression of predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities, more than...