Jonathan Walker

Beijing failed to meet its 2020 semiconductor targets in its Made in China 2025 plan.
Chinese Semiconductor Industry Nowhere Near Its 2025 Self-Sufficiency Goal
In 2015, Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” initiative had outlined targets for a self-reliant China. The semiconductor industry was one of the sectors given importance in the Chinese Communist Party’s plans. The initiative proposed lifting...
China's power crisis has affected magnesium production which could end up harming the global auto industry, especially in Europe.
How Commuinst China’s Power Crisis Could Bring The Auto Industry to a Halt
The ongoing power shortage in communist China has forced businesses across many industries to restrict their operations. Experts are now worried that the global car market, which is already facing a shortage of vehicles, might...
The Gates foundation plans to make molnupiravir available to nations with lower incomes.
Gates Foundation Announces $120 Million to Distribute Merck COVID-19 Drug in Underdeveloped Countries
On Oct. 19, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it would be setting aside 120 million dollars to ensure Merck’s experimental Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) drug, molnupiravir, is made available to people in...
Trump's upcoming launch of his social media platform, Truth Social, is generating buzz across the web.
Trump Takes on Big Tech With New Social Media Platform
Following the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, former President Donald Trump was banned from social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter for allegedly inciting hatred and violence, although he was acquitted later in his impeachment...
The Shijiazhuang railway station was empty during the spring festival travel season because of COVID-19 on Jan. 27, 2021 in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China.
North China Imposes COVID-19 Lockdowns, Leaked Documents Suggest Preparing for Large Outbreaks
After a few Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases were reported in China’s northern regions, authorities swiftly implemented lockdown measures in these places. The lockdowns are part of a “zero tolerance” national policy, in which areas...
A police officer waves to and flashes his lights to Registered Nurses and supporters who are standing in a picket line as they wave to cars as they drive by outside St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts on February 24, 2021. 800 Nurses voted to go on strike starting March 8 after giving the hospital a ten day notice. During the pandemic the nurses have cited more than 500 reports of safety issues for both themselves and patients and had more than 100 co-workers leave. Nurses are asking for increased staffing levels and a new contract.
Minnesota Hospital Nurses Hold Strike Demanding Better Benefits
Nurses at the Allina Hospital in Plymouth, Minnesota, recently held a three-day strike demanding better holiday pay and benefits. As a result, the hospital had to temporarily suspend some of its services. All 50 nurses...
Thomas Jefferson's statue in the chambers of the New York City Council may soon be removed.
NYC to Remove ‘Slave Owner’ Thomas Jefferson’s Statue
Thomas Jefferson is one of the most renowned figures in American history. A principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was also the third President of the United States. Jefferson’s statue in the chambers...
China is planning to increase coal production and consumption amidst an ongoing power crunch.
Power Crisis Pushing China Back to Coal
China, reeling under a power crisis that is affecting industrial production and its economy, might have to set aside an ambitious plan to curb carbon emissions. The country has already approved several new coal-fired power...
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EU Committee Plans to Visit Taiwan as Beijing Warns Against Deepening Ties
A delegation from the European Union (EU) is reportedly planning a visit to Taiwan in November. The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the EU (INGE) will visit Taiwan...
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Colin Powell Passes Away From COVID-19 Complications Despite Being Fully Vaccinated
Colin Powell, a retired general and former U.S. Secretary of State, passed away on Oct. 18 at the age of 84 according to an announcement from his family. He died due to “complications from COVID-19.”...
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School Cafeterias Struggling; Latest Victim of America’s Supply Chain Crisis
The supply chain crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is now beginning to affect school meals. Nutrition administrators at schools are scrambling to secure supplies so as to put healthy meals on the table for...
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China’s Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile Test Takes Washington by Surprise
China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile back in August, 2021 according to a Financial Times (FT) report. Individuals who knew about these tests revealed to the media outlet that the rocket carrying the hypersonic glide...