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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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Why QAnon Flopped in Japan

It failed the test for conspiracy connoisseurs, and the public. By Matt Alt Mr. Alt is a Japan-based writer, translator and localizer who specializes in adapting Japanese content for global audiences.March 26, 2021, 1:00 a.m. ET TOKYO — For over 40 years, Japan’s leading purveyor of shadowy phenomena, Mu magazine, has peddled Bigfoot, U.F.O.s and the occult to …

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China Doesn’t Respect Us Anymore — for Good Reason – Thomas L. Friedman – NYT

We’ve stopped following our formula for success. By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion ColumnistMarch 23, 2021阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 1486 “Sometimes a comedian cuts through foreign policy issues better than any diplomat. Bill Maher did that the other week with an epic rant on U.S.-China relations, nailing the most troubling contrast between the two countries: China can still get big things done. …

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The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics – Mitt Romney – NYT

The United States can repudiate Chinese policy without unfairly punishing our athletes. By Mitt Romney. Mr. Romney is a U.S. senator from Utah and was the president and C.E.O. of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002. March 15, 2021,  209 comments “As the Beijing Olympic Games approach, it …

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Why Is China Still Going After Hong Kong So Hard? Yi-Zheng Lian – NYT

By Yi-Zheng Lian Mr. Lian, a former chief editor of The Hong Kong Economic Journal, is a longtime commentator on Hong Kong affairs. March 1, 2021, 6:26 a.m. ET The president may be putting personal ambition ahead of his country’s best interests. “On Sunday, the Hong Kong authorities charged 47 pro-democracy activists with “conspiracy to commit subversion” …

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