Year: 2021

World’s Most Vaccinated Nation Is Spooked by Covid Spike

Seychelles has seen a surge in coronavirus cases despite much of its population being inoculated with China’s Sinopharm vaccine. By Sui-Lee Wee May 12, 2021Updated 9:34 a.m. ET “Marie Neige, a call center operator in Seychelles, was eager to be vaccinated. Like the majority of the residents in the tiny island nation, she was offered China’s Sinopharm …

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Biden’s Taiwan Policy Is Truly, Deeply Reckless — NYT opinion

May 5, 2021 By Peter Beinart Mr. Beinart is a contributing Opinion writer who focuses on U.S. foreign policy. “Media coverage of President Biden’s foreign policy tends to focus on his efforts to withdraw from Afghanistan, get tough on Russia and negotiate with Iran. But none of those may prove as consequential as Mr. Biden’s quiet, …

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Jack Ma Taunted China. Then Came His Fall.

April 28, 2021 By Eswar Prasad Mr. Prasad is a professor at Cornell University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “Ant Group, China’s biggest fintech conglomerate, was preparing last November for its initial public offering. Analysts projected it would raise $34 billion, the largest sale of shares in history. The company, founded by Jack Ma, …

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Is There a War Coming Between China and the U.S.?

By Thomas L. Friedman April 27, 2021 Opinion Columnist阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 If you’re looking for a compelling beach read this summer, I recommend the novel “2034,” by James Stavridis, a retired admiral, and Elliot Ackerman, a former Marine and intelligence officer. The book is about how China and America go to war in 2034, beginning with a naval battle near …

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Aquatic Ecosystems Source of Half of Global Methane Emissions

“One issue that stood out is how humans have impacted methane emissions from aquatic sources. “Anything human-driven or human-impacted had much higher fluxes than more natural sites,’’ says Rosentreter, a Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Hutchinson Fellow. Globally, rice cultivation releases more methane per year than all coastal wetlands, the continental shelf and open ocean …

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Why China Turned Against Jack Ma

The Alibaba chief paid for pushing back against Beijing. But the shift in attitude also speaks to a growing wealth gap and diminished opportunities for the young. By Li Yuan Published Dec. 24, 2020 Updated Jan. 20, 2021 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 In China, Jack Ma is synonymous with success. The English teacher turned internet entrepreneur is the country’s richest person. He founded Alibaba, the …

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Amazon India scraps single-use plastic in packaging across centers

By Reuters Staff “BENGALURU (Reuters) – The Indian unit of Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O has eliminated all single-use plastic in its packaging across fulfillment centers in the country, in line with its target to weed out the packaging material by June, the e-commerce giant said on Monday. The company said in addition to replacing packaging materials such as bubble …

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I’m a Scholar of Religion. Here’s What I See in the Atlanta Shootings.

Did racism or theology or gender motivate the shootings in Georgia? All of the above. By Mihee Kim-Kort Ms. Kim-Kort is a Presbyterian minister and a doctoral candidate in religious studies.March 24, 2021 “When news about the Atlanta killings broke, I saw in Korean sources first that six of the dead were Asian women, four of …

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