China claims to have a better ‘democracy that works’ after not being invited to Biden’s Summit for Democracy
China has recently claimed it has a better democratic system than the U.S.
Chinese-style democracy: China’s State Council, the chief administrative authority in the country, made the pronouncement via a recently released position paper titled “China: Democracy That Works,” as published by state media Xinhua.
Wrestler Xia Li is set to make her debut as the first Chinese female superstar to compete on WWE’s main roster.
“The Protector” rises: Li, born in Chongqing and an experienced practitioner of the Chinese sport of wushu, will make her first appearance on WWE television this Friday.
Rohingya refugees sue Meta for $150 billion over Facebook’s alleged role in stoking Myanmar genocide
Rohingya refugees are taking legal action against Meta for allegedly allowing the spread of false news and hate speech against the ethnic group on Facebook.
About the lawsuit: On Monday, an Illinois-based Rohingya woman filed a case against Facebook’s parent company in a California court, seeking a compensation of over $150 billion on behalf of the more than 10,000 Rohingya refugees now living in the U.S., reported The Washington Post.
U.S. government officials will reportedly not be joining Team USA athletes at the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics due to alleged human rights “atrocities” committed by the Chinese government.
A statement against abuse: On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki cited Beijing’s alleged genocide against the Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang region as the main reason for the boycott, reported Reuters.
China reportedly used weather modification technology to clear Beijing’s skies for the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) centenary earlier this year.
Making it rain: Scientists from Tsinghua University suggested that the Chinese government conducted a cloud-seeding activity the day before the CCP’s 100th-year celebration in Tiananmen Square on July 1, reported South China Morning Post.
An upcoming Spider-Man film may feature a South Asian version of the web-slinging superhero.
Return to the Spider-Verse: The unannounced first look at Sony’s animated film “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)” caught fans by surprise with its release on Sunday, confirming the return of major characters and also hinting at the arrival of at least one new hero.
Burglars posing as landscapers are following Asian business owners home to rob them, Torrance police warn
Authorities in Torrance, California are notifying residents about the modus operandi of burglars reportedly posing as gardeners and landscape workers to target Asian American business owners.
A community warning: According to Torrance Police Department (TPD) representative Sgt. Mark Ponegalek, several burglaries have recently victimized residents of Asian descent in gated communities of the city’s central and eastern areas, reported ABC7.
Billionaire investor defends his human rights comment comparing Chinese government to ‘strict parent’
Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio is downplaying comments he made during a recent CNBC interview that seemed to dismiss the alleged human rights abuses in China.
China as a “strict parent”: The billionaire hedge fund manager drew online backlash last Tuesday after responding to a question about his China investments on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” last week, reported Bloomberg.
Laos’ financial debt to China grows as $6 billion high-speed rail line between the countries is unveiled
China is now connected with Laos via a recently completed high-speed rail line, which reportedly cost $6 billion.
Chinese-led initiative: On Friday, a virtual ceremony attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Laotian President Thongloun Sisoulith marked the opening of the rail line, which is part of China’s global infrastructure development strategy called the “Belt and Road Initiative,” reported Reuters.
Met Museum to name wing after Asian American couple who gifted largest donation in its 151-year history
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) recently announced the commencement of its long-postponed renovation after receiving a $125 million donation from a wealthy Chinese American couple.
“No surprise”: The donation, which came from longtime Met trustee Oscar Tang and his wife, Agnes Hsu-Tang, was the largest donation that the museum has ever received in its 151-year history, reported the New York Times.
Canada Goose sparks controversy in China for ‘bullying’ customers with alleged discriminatory return policy
A popular Canadian luxury winter clothing brand has angered consumers and protection groups in China over its alleged discriminatory return policy.
No refunds: Just months after being fined 450,000 yuan (around $70,000) by Chinese regulators for misleading advertising, Canada Goose has sparked another controversy following a customer’s online complaint that the company declined to refund her 11,400 yuan ($1,790) jacket, reported South China Morning Post.
Rep. Pham, daughter of Vietnamese refugees, comes ‘full circle’ to welcome Afghan refugees to Oregon
An Oregon state representative wants to give a proper welcome to the Afghan refugees who will be arriving in the state early next year.
A proper welcome: Rep. Khanh Pham (House District 46), who was born to Vietnamese refugee parents, is among the leaders of the task force that will manage the resettlement of 1,200 refugees from Afghanistan to Oregon, reported Portland Tribune.