In an apparent wake-up call to Asia, the world’s 100 most polluted cities in 2020 all happened to be in the continent, according to the latest annual report by air quality tracker IQAir.
Key findings: India had the highest number of polluted cities on the list, with a total of 46. China had 42 while six were in Pakistan, four in Bangladesh, one in Indonesia and one in Thailand completed the rest of the list.
Uyghur genocide accusations prompts calls for diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics from US lawmakers
Concerns over the safety of U.S. athletes in the Winter Olympics in Beijing are mounting as President Joe Biden mulls a “diplomatic boycott” and questions about the disappearance of tennis star Peng Shuai remain unanswered.
Driving the news: Biden confirmed last week that the U.S. is “considering” a diplomatic boycott of the event, which is scheduled to take place in the Chinese capital and nearby towns from Feb. 4-20, 2022. The move is intended to protest the government’s human rights abuses, primarily its alleged genocide of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
A video featuring a Chinese woman’s online braggadocio is triggering netizens on social media.
In the clip, which appears to be an edited compilation of her vlogs, 24-year-old Han Xiao is seen showing off her expensive clothes, luxury cars, VIP perks, and American education.
“Aquaman” passed the $1 billion mark on Saturday, making director James Wan the second filmmaker, alongside James Cameron, to helm two $1 billion-plus grossers for two different studios.
Wan’s first billion-dollar hit was Universal’s “Furious 7” which grossed $1.5 billion in the global box office in 2015.
South Korea may be looking to officially end usage of the country’s traditional age system in favor of the standard international method for counting age.
In “Korean age,” a child is considered to be 1 year old at birth, and becomes a year older every New Year’s Day. Thus, a child born on Dec. 31 of any given year will turn 2 years old the next day.
The Jon M. Chu-directed film opened with about $1.2 million earned during its opening window in Chinese theaters, according to Deadline.
Shanghai is currently hosting China’s massive trade fair aimed to show the country’s support for a global open market.
The first China International Import Expo kicked off on Monday, attracting over 400,000 local buyers and more than 3,600 businesses from 172 countries based on official numbers.