Todd Crawford

Canadian Province of Quebec Implements Vaccine Passport That Limits Much of Public Life for the Unvaccinated
As of September 1, 2021 anyone unvaccinated in the Canadian province of Quebec will have their ability to participate in activities deemed “non-essential” severely limited due to their reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated.  Digital...
In China, ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ Now Compulsory Learning for Students in Primary Schools to Graduate Programs
As part of the Chinese Communist Party’s sweeping education reforms “Xi Jinping Thought” has been incorporated into curriculums for grade school students to graduate students. The intent is to extend the indoctrination to children as...
Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks an Additional 50 Billion in Spending to Counter China
On Tuesday, August 31, Japan’s Defense Ministry asked for a 2.6 percent increase in its defense budget citing a need to counter China’s assertiveness in the region. The increase sought amounts to approximately 5.48 trillion...
Fearing Contamination, Japan Suspends the use of Millions of Doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Japan has temporarily suspended the use of over 2.6 million doses of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine after foreign substances were found in batches of the vaccine and after two people have died following jabs with...
Myanmar Factory Workers Face Difficult Choice; Take the Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine or be Fired
Factory workers in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, are facing a difficult choice; receive the Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine, despite concerns over possible side effects and receive a bonus, or refuse the vaccine and lose their job. ...
Hong Kong Speech Therapists Who Published Children’s Books About Wolves and Sheep Have Bail Revoked, Remanded into Custody
Three Hong Kong speech therapists who have been accused of sedition after publishing children’s books featuring sheep and wolves have had their bail revoked by the West Kowloon Magistrates Courts.  Fong Tsz-ho, 26, Sidney Ng...
North Korean Nuclear Reactor Shows ‘Deeply Troubling’ Signs of Renewed Activity
Satellite imagery has revealed that a nuclear reactor located in North Korea — widely believed to be capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium for nuclear weapons — is showing “deeply troubling” signs of renewed activity.  The...
New Education Guidelines in China Relieve 6 and 7 Year-old Pupils From Facing Exams
On Monday, Aug. 30 Beijing announced that written exams for six and seven year olds — students in first and second grade — will no longer be conducted as part of sweeping new reforms aimed...
China’s Marriage Rates Plummet for Seventh Year in a Row as Divorce Rates Peak; Younger Generations Balk at Marriage
Chinese officials have stated that the majority of young people in the “post-90s” generations are reluctant to get married amidst a high cost of living and skyrocketing divorce rates which is further exacerbating China’s looming...
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Billionaire Actress Zhao Wei Purportedly Flees China, Is Scrubbed From the Mainland’s Internet
Award winning Chinese actress, director and successful business woman, Zhao Wei, has reportedly fled China after being completely scrubbed from the internet in the People's Republic.  Beijing authorities have blacklisted the billionaire from all social...
Following the Deadly Attack on Kabul’s Airport, Rivalry Between ISIS-K and the Taliban Takes Center Stage
Following the deadly suicide bombings at Kabul’s airport on August 26 that left at least 100 people dead including 13 U.S. Marines, ISIS-K and its rivalry with the Taliban has taken center stage in the...
China’s Top Court Deems Brutal ‘996’ Overtime Policy Illegal
China’s Supreme People’s Court has deemed the overtime practice of “996”, working 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week, illegal, specifically targeting policies common among many Chinese technology firms.  On Thursday, August 26...