More young people saying NO to ‘toxic’ and ‘obsessive’ social networks

U.S. 04/21/22, 04:33

According to surveys, many young people reject apps like Instagram and TikTok, calling them "toxic" and "obsessive." As reported by the New York Post, new research reveals a growing anti-app trend among 20-somethings, who say they prefer to take control of their lives.  Gabriella Steinerman is a 20-year-old student who evidenced a ...

California sets new clean energy record, but still far from climate change goals

California 04/20/22, 13:11

California keeps moving toward the zero-carbon power system goals of the 2045 plan to combat climate change. It has successfully achieved over 97% carbon-free operation of its main power grid this month, but its sustained implementation and backup power still need development. On April 14, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced that ...

U.S. House Leader: Provide the weapons to Taiwan to defend themselves

China 04/20/22, 00:29

On April 17, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that the Ukraine incursion was a "lesson" for Washington to deal with cross-strait tensions. The U.S. should not delay giving Taiwan weapons as it did to Ukraine. In an interview on Fox News Sunday, he said, “Ukraine was craving the ability ...

U.S. Embassy extends services to help American citizens in China

China 04/19/22, 23:43

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing will take charge to assist U.S. citizens in the Shanghai consular district after some of its employees have departed Shanghai. According to the statement on Monday, April 18, the U.S. Mission in China has adjusted operations to ensure urgent services for U.S. citizens. The Embassy said, "We ...

Washington must solve ‘Pro-Beijing problem’ of big US firms: Think tank head

Opinion 04/19/22, 23:32

Last week, the U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission, an agency set up to monitor and investigate national security, trade, and economic issues between the two countries, held a hearing to discuss China's unfair trade practices. Clyde Prestowitz, founder and president of the Economic Strategy Institute, a Washington-based think tank, said ...

Top U.S. officials to visit Solomon Islands amid China’s security concerns

China 04/18/22, 23:19

The White House said on Monday, April 18, that Kurt Campbell, Indo-Pacific Coordinator of the White House, and Daniel Kritenbrink, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, would visit the Solomon Islands this week. The visit happened when the Pacific Island nation established a security treaty with ...

Mexican cartels use drones to evade controls in the US border

U.S. 04/18/22, 17:17

Mexican cartels are using drones to carry out drug trafficking in the U.S. and evade police control, according to a report by Judicial Watch on April 12.  A senior U.S. Homeland Security official revealed that Mexican cartels have conducted more than 9,000 drone flights over the U.S. in 2021 to monitor the movements ...

North Korea again tests nuclear-capable missile raising tension on peninsula

U.S. 04/18/22, 16:46

North Korea's state-run media reported that the communist country tested a new type of nuclear-capable guided weapon on Saturday, April 16. On Sunday its main rivals, the United States and South Korea, begin annual drills that North Korea sees as an invasion rehearsal, according to the Associated Press. Pyongyang's 13th launch ...

China conducts military drills as U.S. visits Taiwan

China 04/17/22, 23:23

China held military exercises near Taiwan on Friday, April 15, after a U.S. congressional delegation visited the island. Beijing authorities expressed strong opposition to the visit by six U.S. lawmakers from both chambers of Congress. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian described the military drills as "a countermeasure to the recent negative ...

Visiting U.S. lawmakers reaffirm to support Taiwan if China launches attack

China 04/16/22, 23:10

A bipartisan group of Congress delegates has vowed to back Taiwan if Beijing launches a military assault on the island, expressing confidence that America would come to its assistance. The group of five Senators and a House Representative were meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, April 15, in an ...

China tightens COVID testing requirements for U.S. passengers to China

News 04/16/22, 22:51

On April 15, the Chinese Embassy in the United States announced on its official website that starting April 22, a series of adjustments will be made to the pre-boarding COVID-19 testing requirements for passengers traveling from the U.S. to China. The "dual nucleic acid test" or "dual nucleic acid and antibody ...

China is the ‘greatest challenge” to the U.S, says CIA Director

Opinion 04/16/22, 22:11

As the Daily Mail reported, in a speech at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Thursday, April 14, CIA Director William Burns said, "Xi Jinping's China is our greatest challenge, in many ways the most profound test the CIA has ever faced." The CIA Director also said China is a "formidable ...