China’s invasion: US brands under Chinese control

China 10/29/21, 02:56

Some well-known U.S. brands appear to be homegrown but are supported by Chinese investors. In addition, there's an astounding number of American corporations acquired, operated, or partially controlled by Chinese companies. General Electric General Electric (GE) was a relatively small brand when it was founded in 1892. The business grew exponentially and ...

China tests destroy port using underwater explosives

China 10/28/21, 21:59

The Chinese military tested the first underwater port attack using explosives as informed by the state media, arguing that could be used against the U.S. military. A wharf at an unidentified port in an unknown location was successfully destroyed with underwater charges, Business Insider reported from local news agencies.  In order to ...

Afghan women slam UN’s ‘shameful silence’ on Taliban abuse

Middle East 10/28/21, 17:13

An intergovernmental organization should do more to stop human rights violations in Afghanistan, activists said on Oct. 26. Several Afghans protested against the United Nations's (UN's) inaction on alleged mistreatment of females. The Taliban regime recently closed multiple girls's schools, and demonstrators consider this to be a clear example of women's ...

‘Eat less’: North Korea pressures its citizens as food crisis escalates

China 10/28/21, 16:18

Hunger and malnutrition have been a constant since communism took power in North Korea. But the situation has reportedly worsened considerably after an uncontrolled rise in prices. Under this scenario, leaders are pressuring their citizens to "reduce the amount of food they eat" at least until 2025, when they expect ...

HSBC turns bullish on China stocks despite wave of property defaults

China 10/27/21, 21:29

Europe's biggest bank HSBC has joined several financial institutions to turn bullish on China’s equities despite concerns about the wider impact of the debt crisis at the property giant China Evergrande Group. HSBC on Tuesday, Oct. 26, upgraded its recommendation on China’s stock market to "overweight" from "neutral," arguing the worst ...

BlackRock suspected of links to Chinese communist regime

China 10/27/21, 16:59

One of the oldest consumer protection non-profits exposed BlackRock's close ties with the Chinese regime on Oct. 27. Consumers' Research has accused the investment giant of placing private equity in different projects that benefit Chinese Communist Party (CCP) interests. A new campaign launched on social media warns these business activities could ...

Astronomers may have discovered the first potential planet outside our galaxy

Space 10/27/21, 16:54

According to the journal Nature Astronomy reported on Monday, Oct. 25, a potential planet was first discovered outside the Milky Way through the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The findings exhibit a new technique that has the potential of figuring out planets in a wide range of systems hosting [X-ray sources]. In an arm of the ...

Pentagon: Afghan terrorists could strike US in six months

Middle East 10/27/21, 16:13

America's largest government agency predicted the nation could soon face politically motivated terrorism on Oct. 26. The Department of Defense predicts the United States has between six to 12 months to prepare for a hypothetical Islamic State-K or al-Qaeda attack. Under Secretary for Policy Colin Kahl (D) claims Afghan terrorists are interested ...