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Falun Gong Under Renewed Pressure in Hong Kong as Establishment Lawmakers Call for Ban
New security chief declines to comment on legality of spiritual group persecuted in mainland China, but says investigation underway News analysis Falun Gong, the spiritual practice banned and persecuted in mainland China since 1999, is...
A vaccine station is prepared for Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and a group of "Covid-19 Student Ambassadors" to accept the Pfizer variant of the SARS-CoV-2 injection during a vaccine acceptance stunt at Ford Field on April 6, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Vaccine acceptance lotteries in Michigan and Idaho were complete flops in stimulating vaccine uptake among citizens.
Vaccine Acceptance Lotteries Failed to Stimulate Uptake in Michigan, Idaho
Multi-million dollar vaccine acceptance lotteries launched by state governments in Idaho and Michigan to promote vaccine acceptance sputtered and failed to achieve their goals according to data.  June 30 reporting by Detroit Free Press chronicled...
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French Protest as Macron Announces ‘Health Pass’ Vaccine Passport Mandatory for Nearly All Public Life
France will implement vaccine passports across the country starting next month, according to a July 12 announcement by President Emmanuel Macron. The Associated Press reported citizens will now be made to scan France’s QR code-based...
Making pickles is a fun way to extend the life of your garden produce, and take advantage of the benefits offered by lactic acid fermentation.
Make Your Own Pickles and Enjoy the Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermentation
The fermentation of various foods has been practiced throughout the ages and in every culture. Traditionally valued as a means of preserving food, it is now recognized that fermentation also offers many health benefits, such...
Tablets suspected to be fentanyl are placed on a graph to measure their size at the Drug Enforcement Administration Northeast Regional Laboratory on October 8, 2019 in New York. Mexico’s drug cartels are perhaps the major cohort for the Chinese Triad, an arm of the Communist Party’s United Front Work Department, in the creation and import of America’s fentanyl endemic.
Mexican Drug Cartels Laundering Money Through China’s Triads After Championing US Fentanyl Push
America’s deadly fentanyl crisis is championed by Mexico’s notorious drug cartels relying on chemical precursors imported directly from mainland China, according to new reporting by the Washington Examiner.  Although the Examiner’s story is not breaking...
Newport Wafer Fab is the UK's largest wafer fab, which produces 20nm processes that are mainly used as automotive wafers.
China Buys UK’s Largest Semiconductor Firm, Raising National Security Concerns
With Beijing facing a chip shortage under U.S.-led global technology sanctions, Chinese companies have been aggressively acquiring global semiconductor plants since the coronavirus pandemic began last year. Its latest purchase was Newport Wafer Fab (NWF),...
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WHO Buys 110 Million Chinese Vaccine Doses Through COVAX Diplomacy Arm
An international vaccine diplomacy effort coordinated by the World Health Organization and the Coalition for Economic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) announced it would purchase an immediate 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Chinese companies Sinovac...
Singers perform at a karaoke lounge in Hong Kong on February 11, 2011. The Chinese Communist Party wants to ensure social stability by centrally overseeing what songs can be sung in the country’s karaoke bars.
China Moves to Ensure Only ‘Healthy’ Songs Played at Karaoke Bars
The Chinese Communist Party is tightening its grip on all aspects of daily life, social interaction, entertainment, and traditional culture. For example, the Chinese Ministry of Culture recently announced plans to increase control over a...
The ‘Dragon Blood’ Trees of the Arabian Sea: Popular Pigment, Medicine and Mysticism
The Socotra Dragon Tree, dracaena cinnabari, is a member of the Asparagaceae family native to the island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea. Dracaena cinnabari is unusual in both its longevity and the fact that,...