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The Strange State Of The Market

<b>The Very Strange State Of The Market</b><p>Last week I reviewed <b>Why This Market Reminds Me Of 1999:</b><p><i>"While there is much hope the new President, and his newly</i> …

Investing

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

Chinese New Year fireworks spark a return to hazardous Beijing pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) - Residents of China's capital awoke on Saturday to dense, choking smog after many set off a barrage of fireworks overnight to ring in the Lunar New Year, despite limits and public admonitions against such displays in the congested city.<p>The Beijing Municipal Environmental …

China

Japanese aren’t so sure about Donald Trump, but they love Ivanka

TOKYO — Japan is warily welcoming Donald Trump as the U.S. president, wondering what his administration will mean for their security alliance and already seeing what it means for their trade relationship.<p>But there are no such mixed feelings about Trump's eldest daughter: Ivanka Trump is widely …

Donald Trump

The Many Unanswered Questions About Trump's Border Wall

Wednesday’s executive order affirms the president’s intention to construct a barrier, but it doesn’t say how, for what cost, or what it might look like.<p>President Trump’s executive order Wednesday, mandating the construction of a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, is a strange milestone—the …

Immigration
Geopolitics

North Korea Ready to Test Fire ICBM 'Any Time, Any Place': Official

PYONGYANG — North Korea is ready to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile “at any time, at any place,” according to a senior regime official speaking exclusively to NBC News.<p>If such a launch was successfully carried out, it would be a major step toward Pyongyang’s goal of targeting the …

North Korea

China steps up as global leader while the U.S. steps away

As the Trump administration is disinclined to play a worldwide role, Beijing accepts opportunities to lead<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping’s appearance at last week’s World Economic Forum shows global leadership is shifting, not drifting, toward Beijing. The most vigorous defense of globalization and …

China

For Journalists Who've Worked In China, New White House Tactics Seem Familiar

Like millions of Americans, I watched the new White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, as he tried to convince reporters and viewers last weekend that President Trump's inauguration was the most watched ever — "both in person and around the globe, period!"<p>Spicer made his case even though photos of …

Donald Trump

A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping's new China

Peter Dahlin spent 23 days in a ‘black prison’ in Beijing, where he says he was deprived of sleep and questioned with a ‘communication enhancement’ machine. Here he tells the story of his incarceration and expulsion from the People’s Republic<p>Some nights Peter Dahlin says he tucks a “big-ass knife” …

China

Real-world whistleblowing vs Malcolm Gladwell's bizarre theory of whistleblowing

Malcolm Gladwell has an article in this month's New Yorker that dismisses Edward Snowden's claims to legitimacy and legal protection, while elevating …

Surveillance

Fear, Then Skepticism, Over Antibiotic-Resistant Genes in Beijing Smog

BEIJING — A report that Beijing’s already notorious smog contained bacteria with antibiotic-resistant genes spread through the city last week like pathogens in a pandemic disaster movie.<p>“Drug-resistant bacteria make people very afraid,” The Beijing Evening News said in an article reposted by …

SMOG

3 Uneasy Scenarios For South Korea As Blemished President Offers To Resign

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is basically not president anymore. She has offered to resign and whether or not she actually walks out the Blue House (Korea’s White House) doors someday soon, her power to get much done has come to a crawl. The country’s first female president has apologized …

South Korea

During a 'very engaging, animated' talk, Trump invited the Philippines' brash president for a state visit

The call lasted just over seven minutes, Duterte's special advisor, Christopher Go, said in a text message to media, according to Reuters.<p>Go, Duterte's longtime aide and better known as "Bong Go," said the Philippines president had invited Trump to come to his country next year when it is chair of …

Donald Trump

Yes, you can blame millennials for Hillary Clinton’s loss

Hillary Clinton's campaign has <i>lots</i> of excuses for losing. There's the electoral college, James Comey, the media's alleged over-exuberance in digging into Clinton's email server, etc. But Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday that one particular group is especially to blame: …

Government

Over a Dozen FBI Agents Hospitalized After Million Dollar Sculpture Makes Them Sick

When a 17-foot tall wooden sculpture was installed in the FBI’s Miami field office in 2015, the government thought it was getting a great deal. The …

China Seizes Opening in U.S. Backyard as Trump Upends Policy

As Donald Trump weighs plans to tear up trade deals and deport illegal migrants from Latin America, Chinese President Xi Jinping is moving swiftly to …

China

Singapore may prove a tough nut for China to crack over regional security | Reuters

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As the impounding of Singaporean troop carriers in Hong Kong exposes rising tensions between China and Singapore, the Lion City is unlikely to budge on core security interests concerning Beijing – its military relationship with Taiwan, worries over the South China …

China

What President Trump could mean for North Korea

A man watching a TV show picturing US President-elect Donald Trump and South Korean President Park Geun-hye on November 10. AP<p>WASHINGTON — As the world adjusts to America's newest commander in chief, uncertainties about what policies President-elect Donald Trump will pursue — toward North Korea in …

North Korea

The US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology doesn’t believe climate change is a problem

The overwhelming science linking climate change to human activity was enough to convince world leaders to ratify the Paris Agreement earlier this year. Although the US is a party to this agreement, president-elect Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of it. And it’s going to be difficult to …

Donald Trump

Chinese Government Money Helped Canyon Bridge Acquire U.S. Chip Maker

Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor for $1.3 billion earlier this month, …

China

Chinese paper warns Singapore military hypocrisy could harm relations | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Global Times, China’s nationalist state-owned tabloid, has warned that Singapore’s “hypocrisy” over its military relationship with Taiwan could harm bilateral relations with China, according to an op-ed published on Monday.<p>Nine Singaporean armoured troop carriers were …

China

Antibiotic-resistance genes in Beijing’s smog are nothing to worry about, Chinese officials say

Few doubt that Beijing’s notorious smog harms human health. In early 2013, the city’s air pollution was bad enough to hospitalize about 7,000 children a day due to respiratory ailments.<p>But the city’s smog contains more than just particulates. Scientists from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden …

Immune System

U.S. shifts money away from Philippines police drug efforts | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has shifted millions of dollars in funding for Philippines law enforcement away from police drug control programs, State Department officials said on Monday, since the start of the country’s bloody crackdown on drugs this summer.<p>Police from the SWAT team …

Human Rights

Sieren's China: Trump's opening gambit with Asia

Donald Trump doesn't want a Trans-Pacific Partnership. America's withdrawal will give China far greater scope in Asia, but this clearly doesn't …

China

Why Latin America and China Are Beating the U.S. in Renewable Energy

Wind and solar energy have come a long way in the last decade and are now competitive with fossil fuels in a large percentage of the world. An analysis by investment bank <b>Lazard</b> estimates that as of last fall, the cost to build an industry-leading solar plant ($50 to $60 per MWh) or wind farm ($32 …

Opinion: Trump's Japan policy will not be in Tokyo's interest

Japan's conservative government has tried to contain China's hegemonic ambitions by building alliances with the US. This plan may have to change …

Donald Trump

China Announces The Completion Of First Aircraft Carrier ‘Liaoning’

In a major boost to China's naval defence, on Tuesday it announced that the country's first aircraft carrier is ready to combat.<p>It comes as a …

Military