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FROM BING
Posted on 08/19/2022

Against the backdrop of a surge in hate crimes targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, officials and dignitaries, including Dr. Henry Lee, cut the ribbon to the New England Asian ...

FROM BING
Posted on 08/19/2022

Sampan talks with Dr. Bobby Guen of the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament ahead of Sept. 3-5 event. Nearly a century ago, the Immigration Act of 1924 had basically shut down ...

FROM THE GUARDIAN
Posted on 08/19/2022

Chinese-Canadian’s firm fined record 55.03bn yuan on charges including illegally taking funds from public
Xiao Jianhua, a Chinese-Canadian billionaire at the centre of an alleged abduction scandal in Hong Kong in 2017, has been sentenced by a Shanghai court to 13 years in prison and his company fined a record 55.03bn yuan (£6.8bn).
Xiao, 50, and his Tomorrow Holdings conglomerate were charged with illegally absorbing public deposits, betraying the use of entrusted property, and the illegal use of funds and bribery, the Shanghai first intermediate court said.

FROM THE GUARDIAN
Posted on 08/19/2022

Highs of over 40C in Chengdu dry up hydropower reservoirs and raise demand for air conditioning
A provincial capital in south-west China has dimmed outdoor advertisements, subway lighting and building signs to save energy as the area struggles with a power crunch triggered by record-high temperatures.
Temperatures rose past 40C (104F) in Sichuan province this week, fuelling massive demand for air conditioning and drying up reservoirs in a region reliant on dams for most of its electricity.

FROM NEW YORK TIMES
Posted on 08/19/2022

Tens of thousands of domestic travelers were stuck at their summer vacation destinations after local outbreaks forced them into quarantine.

FROM THE GUARDIAN
Posted on 08/19/2022

Torrential rains hit parts of England, Italy, France and Belgium, while in China flooding leaves 18 dead
Prolonged heat across parts of northern and western Europe ended with torrential showers and thunderstorms this week.
On Wednesday, parts of southern England received 50-65mm of rainfall within a few hours, causing London’s Gatwick airport to delay and cancel dozens of flights.

FROM THE NATIONAL INTEREST
Posted on 08/19/2022

China’s provocative actions in the skies and waters surrounding Taiwan deserve in-depth attention. There is a high possibility that China is making this encroachment on Taiwan t ...

FROM THE GUARDIAN
Posted on 08/19/2022

Joko Widodo has faced pressure to exclude Russian president from summit, while Chinese ruler’s attendance will break pandemic seclusion
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 summit on the resort island of Bali this November, an adviser to the Indonesian president has said.
Andi Widjajanto – unofficial adviser to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo – told Reuters the Chinese and Russian leaders would attend.

FROM BING
Posted on 08/19/2022

How did you get involved with the National Association of Asian American Professionals? It started in 2020 with a group of 15 Asian-Americans that represented the many countries of Asia. We discussed ...

FROM THE GUARDIAN
Posted on 08/19/2022

Posts touting off-grid locations as ‘secret resorts’ have fuelled a travel craze that is now being criticised over risks to public safety
Chinese social media influencers and their platforms have come under fire for posts about “wild trips” – or visits to off-grid locations – after a huge flood killed seven tourists in Sichuan province.
The tragedy, on 13 August, left seven tourists dead and eight injured after a flash flood at a valley in Mengzhou, in the country’s south-west.

FROM THE GUARDIAN
Posted on 08/19/2022

Xi Jinping is expected to secure a third term as leader at the CCP’s conference later this year
Every five years, China’s ruling Communist party (CCP) holds a key congress, where China watchers look for clues to the country’s future. The 20th party congress will take place in Beijing before year-end. The date has not been announced, but analysts expect it to be held in mid-to-late October or early November.
Selection for the delegates of the 20th Congress began in November last year. For ambitious CCP cadres, this is a crucial opportunity to join the elite circle of the party’s ruling class.

FROM THE GUARDIAN
Posted on 08/19/2022

This will be the first loan from China since the Pacific country switched allegiance from Taiwan in 2019
The Solomon Islands government has secured a $66m (A$96m) loan from China to build 161 mobile communication towers, which will be built and supplied by Chinese telco giant Huawei.
It is the Pacific country’s first loan from Beijing since it switched diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China in 2019 and is a significant bilateral development between the two countries, which signed a earlier this year.

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