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China’s Evergrande Crisis Could Lead to a Massive Domino Effect in Real Estate
Commentary by Cheng Xiaonong An overarching illusion about China's prosperity concerns the "construction boom" brought about by China's real estate bubble. The bubble is expected to burst eventually, but no one would have expected the...
100-year-old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore.
Record Number of 100-Year-Olds in the UK
Despite the pandemic over the past one and a half years, the United Kingdom has reported that a record number of people aged 100 and above lived in the country in 2020.    According to the...
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Why a Black Swan in Beijing Got People Speculating About Chinese Politics
The “visit” by a black swan to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in the morning of Sept. 5 was quickly hushed by Chinese police at the scene, who drove away onlookers as wildlife protection staff caught the...
An Indian mobile user browses through the Chinese owned video-sharing TikTok app on a smartphone in Amritsar on June 30, 2020.
Investigation Reveals TikTok Promoted Videos of Sex and Drugs to Minors
With over 60 million users in the United States, TikTok has become exceedingly popular among youngsters, with an assortment of short videos spanning topics such as dance, comedy, sports, and education. However, a recent investigation...
A recent survey revealed increasing support for U.S. military intervention to protect Taiwan’s sovereignty against China.
Survey: Americans Support Aiding Taiwan Against a Mainland Chinese Invasion
A new survey suggests that a majority of Americans favor U.S. troops defending Taiwan in a scenario where the communist People's Republic of China (PRC) invades the democratic island. The survey, published on Aug. 25,...
Children have been facing increased stress during the pandemic, especially with lockdowns.
Loneliness and Lockdowns: UK Sees Record Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions to Children
A record number of youngsters in the UK are being prescribed antidepressants by the National Health Service (NHS). There has been a steep rise in mental health issues, especially among children and youngsters over the...
Following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, China and Russia are seeking to recognize Taliban rule.
China and Russia Keen to Recognize Taliban Government in Afghanistan
It’s been more than a week since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, and the world is still largely undecided on how to deal with the new regime that has a history of supporting terrorist...
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Biden Says US Committed to Taiwan’s Defense, Pentagon Appoints Taiwan-born Undersecretary
Speaking with ABC News on Aug. 18, U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned Taiwan and other American allies in a list of countries that the U.S. had a “sacred commitment” to defend. “We made a sacred...
Financial institutions like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs have scaled back their growth estimates for America’s economy.
Delta Fears: Financial Institutions Cut US Growth Estimates, Americans Remain Pessimistic
Several financial institutions have scaled back their U.S. growth expectations for the third quarter. The reduced forecasts come amidst sluggish consumer spending and the country remains under the threat of measures related to the COVID-19...