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catsudon

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Member since: Mon Dec 19, 2016, 07:16 PM
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I'm a progressive american, was born in Taiwan. But have been in the states longer than my native country. I'm fluent in English, Chinese, and knows a little of Japanese. Good enough to translate Manga.

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Hong Kong police order arrest of exiled activists: China state media

Source: france 24

Hong Kong police have ordered the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating the national security law, Chinese state media reported late Friday, but the city's force refused to comment.

The six included prominent young campaigner Nathan Law, 27, who recently relocated to Britain after fleeing Hong Kong.

Besides Law, the other activists sought include former British consulate staffer Simon Cheng, pro-independence activists Ray Wong, Wayne Chan, Honcques Laus, and Samuel Chu, according to CCTV.

Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/20200731-hong-kong-police-order-arrest-of-exiled-activists-china-state-media



Just these six? Why not include Jacinda Ardern, Boris Johnson and Dalai Lama for violation of "National Security Law"?

On a side note, Samuel Chu is one of the “wanted” activist - an US citizen advocating better lives for other US citizens.

This should mark the first time an US citizen has been “wanted” by Hong Kong police due to the security law.

China threatens to stop recognising BNO passports of Hong Kong residents

Source: Reuters

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China threatened on Thursday to withdraw its recognition of British National Overseas passports held by residents of Hong Kong, in retaliation for the former colonial ruler’s policy of easing their path to citizenship.

Starting from January 2021, those in Hong Kong with such status would be able to apply for special visas to live in Britain that could eventually confer citizenship, interior minister Priti Patel said this week.

However, China opposes such a policy as interfering in domestic affairs, a spokesman for its foreign ministry said, calling the move a flagrant violation of Britain’s promises, international law and principles of international relations.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hongkong/china-says-uk-citizenship-pathway-for-hong-kong-residents-violates-international-law-idUSKCN24O00J?il=0&utm_source=reddit.com



As if China cares about following international law, China violates international law every day.

This is like Michael Bay calling out that your firework show was too explosive.

Russian satellite caught shadowing US spy satellite earlier this year launched a mysterious weapon

Source: Business Insider

US Space Command said Thursday that it has evidence that Russia tested a space-based anti-satellite weapon last week, revealing that Cosmos 2543, a Russian satellite caught tailing a US spy satellite earlier this year, released some sort of projectile into orbit.

"The Russian satellite system used to conduct this on-orbit weapons test is the same satellite system that we raised concerns about earlier this year, when Russia maneuvered near a US government satellite," Gen. John Raymond, the commander of US Space Command, said in a statement.

Raymond revealed in February tha a pair of Russian satellites, Cosmos 2542 and 2543, were shadowing a US spy satellite, specifically USA 245, also known as KH-11.

"We view this behavior as unusual and disturbing," he told TIME. "It has the potential to create a dangerous situation in space," he added, noting that the US had expressed its concerns to the Russians.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-conducts-space-based-anti-satellite-weapons-test-2020-7?utm_source=reddit.com



it's the goldeneye, better call 007


edit: second source from UK https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/russia-space-weapon-projectile-satellite-uk-us-a9635106.html?utm_source=reddit.com

Former Chinese military man behind export of tonnes of medical supplies

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald can reveal that in February Mr Kuang helped coordinate two air lifts of medical supplies from Australia to Wuhan. The consignments included 35,000 sets of protective medical suits, 200,000 pairs of gloves and 10 tonnes of disinfectant. The goods went to hospitals and medical centres in Wuhan and five other cities at the epicentre of the crisis.

A February 16 memo that Mr Kuang issued via a community platform "calls for overseas Chinese in Australia to take action to contribute money, supplies and your kindness to your home country".

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/national/former-chinese-military-man-behind-export-of-tonnes-of-medical-supplies-20200330-p54f8a.html



I hope they will not try to "sell" them back

9 countries 1 message, Foreigners in Taiwan speak about COVID-19



with english subtitles

Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island strike for more coronavirus protection

Source: cnbc

Amazon has fired a Staten Island warehouse worker who organized a strike to demand greater protections for employees amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Chris Smalls, a management assistant at the facility, known as JFK8, said he was fired Monday afternoon following the strike. Smalls and other employees walked out to call attention to the lack of protections for warehouse workers. The workers are also urging Amazon to close the facility after a worker tested positive for the coronavirus last week. The organizers said that at least 50 people joined the walkout

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/amazon-fires-staten-island-coronavirus-strike-leader-chris-smalls.html



I expected this from Amazon

Hyde Park: Officers Disperse Birthday Party Crowd Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: on.scene tv

03.28.2020 | 6:00 PM | LOS ANGELES – A birthday party for a little girl was dispersed by police amid the state’s ‘stay at home’ order enacted to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturday evening.

Officers responded to reports of a gathering involving 30 to 40 people at a home in the 5500 block of 4th Avenue in the Hyde Park area around 6:00 PM.

Units arriving on scene learned that the group was celebrating a birthday party for a little girl.

Read more: https://onscene.tv/hyde-park-officers-disperse-birthday-party-crowd-amid-covid-19-pandemic/



seens heavy handed to me, why not go after churches first?

Johnson & Johnson, U.S. government plan one billion doses of coronavirus vaccine

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said on Monday it made a $1 billion deal with the U.S. government to create enough manufacturing capacity for more than 1 billion doses of a vaccine it is testing to fight the new coronavirus that has killed more than 34,000 people around the world.

Johnson and Johnson said that it had selected its own lead vaccine candidate and would start human testing of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by September, with an eye on having it ready for emergency use in early 2021, the drugmaker said on Monday.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-johnson-johnson/jj-u-s-government-plan-one-billion-doses-of-coronavirus-vaccine-idUSKBN21H1OY?il=0



one of many vaccines in development, a little bit of good news

FDA SAYS HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND CHLOROQUINE CAN BE USED TO TREAT CORONAVIRUS

Source: newsweek

On Sunday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a statement that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could be prescribed to teens and adults with COVID-19 "as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible," after the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization. (EUA) That marked the first EUA for a drug related to COVID-19 in the U.S., according to the statement.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/fda-says-hydroxychloroquine-chloroquine-can-used-treat-coronavirus-1494925



are they trying to circumvent the governors' ban?

China promotes bear bile as coronavirus treatment, alarming wildlife advocates

[link:https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/03/chinese-government-promotes-bear-bile-as-coronavirus-covid19-treatment/|]

PUBLISHED MARCH 25, 2020

I know they just banned the consumption of wildlife, but the loop hole is if they're being used for medicine...

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