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Jasmine – The Flower That Makes Ordinary Tea Extraordinary
You may have wondered what gives a good jasmine tea that intoxicating fragrance and heavenly flavor. Simply put, it is the lovely jasmine flower, a fragrant blossom produced by the viney, perennial jasmine plant, a...
AirBnB to Exit China After Repeated ‘Zero-COVID’ Lockdowns
As Chinese authorities double down on “zero-COVID” policies, Airbnb has decided to close down its business in China indefinitely, sources familiar with the matter told media outlets.  Their information as the U.S.-listed short-term housing giant...
Tesla Continues to Grapple With Shanghai Lockdown Under ‘Closed Loop System’
As China continues its crushing lockdown of Shanghai, an increasing number of businesses are reporting huge dips in profits as authorities scramble to uphold the country’s unbending “zero-COVID” policies. Most recently, electric vehicle (EV) maker...
Biden: US Would Get ‘Involved Militarily’ to Defend Taiwan From Attack, But Washington’s Strategic Ambiguity of China Continues
U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday, May 23, that if the Chinese government were to launch an attack against Taiwan, the United States would intervene “militarily” and come to the self-ruling island’s defense.  Biden made...
Chinese pregnancy apps normalize consuming baby formula over breastfeeding, a 2019 University of Sydney study states.
Chinese Pregnancy Apps ‘Normalize’ Baby Formula Over Breastfeeding: Study
A study examining hundreds of pregnancy and parenting apps employing advertising to target parents in mainland China went to great lengths to deprecate breastfeeding in favor of the consumption of baby formula, a 2019 study...
The Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Chinese Communist Party's BSL4 lab, created a monkeypox PCR test in February, a study reveals.
Wuhan Institute Created a PCR Test for Monkeypox in February: Chinese Scientific Journal
The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) created a PCR test template for the monkeypox virus only a few months ago, a recently published study shows.  In the study, published Feb. 22 in Virologica Sinica, the...
Chinese Democracy Activist in Queens Accused of Being Undercover Communist Spy, Indicted Along With 4 Other Agents
A prominent Chinese academic, author and democracy activist living in exile in the U.S. has been accused of living a double life and spying for Communist China.  Wang Shujun, 73, is a U.S citizen residing...
California Church Shooter Linked to Pro-Chinese Communist Organization: Reports
The Taiwan-born man charged with killing one person and wounding five others in a church shooting has been linked to a group with close ties to China’s ruling Communist Party, reports say. The violence took...
China Points to Regulatory Easing After Tech Meeting, But Analysts Warn it Won’t Be That Simple
On May 17, Chinese officials met with some of the country’s most prominent tech executives amid a year-long crackdown that has wiped billions of dollars from one of its most lucrative homegrown sectors. Following the...