Hong Kong Universities Go Online in the Wake of the Protests

Several Hong Kong Universities have opted for their classes to go online. This is primarily due to the damages and inconveniences caused by the protests. The protests that have raged for months have spilled into Hong Kong’s universities. This past week, demonstrators and police fought in several universities.  In one particular skirmish, both sides aimed to take over a specific … Read More

The Black Plague Returns in China

The black plague has recently returned in two patients in China. It is also commonly referred to as pneumonic plague. This disease has made its mark in history. It is the disease that ravaged medieval times, taking millions of lives in the process. Centuries after, it has returned.  Most people know that the black plague killed millions of people around … Read More

Disneyland Profits Suffer from HK Protests

Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park reports major losses amidst the protests in the country. Disney is currently enjoying a massive upswing in business. This was jump started by the quality films that Marvel Studios was creating. Avengers: Endgame managed to rake in more than a billion dollars.  Several titles are already lined up for Disney. The next phase of Marvel … Read More

Toxic Chemicals Banned by Thailand Rice Exporters

Thailand rice exporters have banned several toxic chemicals used for growing rice. A total of three chemicals have been banned.  The ban is set to take effect this coming December. Charoen Laothamatas is the president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association. Speaking for the group, he said that they support the government’s initiative to ban three chemicals. These chemicals are … Read More

China Approves New Seaweed-based Alzheimer’s Drug

China has just approved a new drug that will help patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The drug is called Oligomannate. It is based on seaweed.  The news is particularly important. Successful efforts to battle Alzheimer’s are few and far between. It is a much needed win for people with Alzheimer’s disease. As one scientist in the field puts it, Oligomannate acts … Read More

India’s Pollution Reach ‘Unbearable’ Levels

India’s air pollution levels have recently reached unbearable levels. This has affected people’s health, construction activities, and even flights. New Delhi’s air pollution levels have reached alarming levels this past Friday. Government authorities stated that it has reached the highest levels it has known so far.  These levels were measured using the Air Quality Index (AQI). This measuring method looks … Read More

Escapee from China’s Re-education Camp Shares Horrors

Uighur Muslim teacher escapes China’s re-education camps and shares the horrors she witnessed. Sayragul Sauytbay is a 43 year old woman of Uighur Muslim descent.  Her run-ins with the Chinese authorities began three years ago in 2016. At the time, the authorities were strengthening their surveillance on the Uighurs. This included confiscating SIM cards and installing security cameras. The authorities … Read More

China Rises Through “Ease of Business” Ranks

China rises through the ranks of countries that are easy to conduct business in. With this improvement, they have jumped over France.  The news was broken by a report from Washington. The ranking is based on the World Bank’s annual ranking. Last year, the second strongest economy in the world, saw themselves at the number 46th spot. In just a … Read More

Hundreds of Pakistani Children Found with AIDS

Hundreds of Pakistani children have been found with AIDS. Over 900 children have tested positive for it. This resulted in fevers that treatments could not quell. The news was broken by a report from the New York Times. Government officials followed the trail of this outbreak. They have tracked the root to one Doctor Muzaffar Ghanghro. Ghanghro was the pediatrician … Read More

HK Tourism Sector Receives HK$100 Million Government Support

Hong Kong’s tourism sector is getting massive support from the government. However, critics and those within the sector say that the support is ultimately meaningless. In response to the poor performance of the tourism sector, Hong Kong’s government decided to throw out a lifeline. They have offered HK$100 million in incentives to jumpstart the tourism sector. Edward Yau Tang-wah, the … Read More