Todd Crawford

Evergrande Group Crisis Deepens; Protests Erupt Across China
Protests erupted across China over the weekend at numerous properties owned and operated by the Evergrande Group with home buyers, retail investors and even Evergrandes’ own employees speaking out against how the struggling company is...
China Opens Its First Plant That Turns Nuclear Waste Into Glass
On Saturday Sept. 11 China opened its first plant that will turn radioactive nuclear waste into nearly benign glass using a process called nuclear waste vitrification. The plant, located in Guangyuan, Sichuan province, is reported...
Taiwan Begins 5 Days Of War Games; Simulate PLA Biochemical Attack
On Monday, Sept. 13, Taiwan began a series of mock military exercises aimed to test the island nation’s defenses against a military confrontation with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Dubbed the “Han Kuang Games” the...
North Korea Carries Out Successful Test of New Long-Range Cruise Missile
North Korea has reportedly carried out successful tests of a new ‘strategic’ long-range cruise missile, with possible nuclear capabilities, that is capable of hitting targets in excess of 930 miles away, North Korean state-run media,...
Food Prices Soar In August Continuing the Trend Upwards as Drought and COVID-19 Woes Continue
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics published on Sept. 10, filling American pantries is becoming increasingly more expensive with prices soaring to record highs on many food staples including beef, pork and...
US President Joe Biden Calls Xi Jingping Amidst Heightening Tensions Between the US and China
U.S. president, Joe Biden, spoke with China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday, Sept. 9 amidst growing tensions between the two superpowers. The call, initiated by the Biden administration, was only the second time since Biden was...
Hurricane Larry to Make a Direct Hit on Canadian Province of Newfoundland
Hurricane Larry, after forming off the coast of north Africa and meandering north for several days, is expected to make landfall on the Canadian province of Newfoundland on Friday night packing winds in excess of...
June 4th Museum Commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre Victims Raided by Hong Kong Police
On Thursday, Aug. 9 Hong Kong police raided the premises of the now closed June 4th Museum that was opened to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The reasoning surrounding the raid...
Citing Foreign Collusion, Hong Kong Police Arrest Local Pro-Democracy Leader, Chow Hang-tung and Others
On the morning of Wednesday Sept. 8, four leaders of the pro-democracy group, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements, known for organizing the city’s annual 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre vigil, were...
Myanmar: Ousted Government Declares War on Military Junta, Issues State of Emergency
Myanmar’s ousted authorities, the National Unity Government (NUG) declared war on the Tatmadaw, the country's ruling military junta on Tuesday, Sept. 7, while also declaring a nationwide state of emergency. The NUG has called for...
7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Mexico as Rare Phenomena Lights up the Sky
At approximately 9:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 7 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco killing at least one man and lighting up the skies with a rare phenomena.  The...
Trading of Bonds Suspended for Chinese Real Estate Giant Evergrande as Prices Plummet
Once the world’s most valuable real estate company, the Evergrande Group, had trading of its bonds suspended by China’s stock exchanges on Monday Sept. 6. The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) said in a statement that...