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  1. WHO: Omicron Could Trigger Global Pandemic Surge; Will Existing Immunity Work Against

    WHO: Omicron Could Trigger Global Pandemic Surge; Will Existing Immunity Work Against Omicron?



    Why has the WHO designated the new, heavily-mutated, Coronavirus variant, Omicron, a “variant of concern?” How is it that the next-in-line letters of the Greek alphabet, Nu and Xi, were skipped in the naming of this strain?

    Observing the different responses around the world to Omicron, triggers recollection of the ‘early days’ of ...
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  2. Simpsons episode pulled in Hong Kong; Examining China’s digital currency ambitions |

    Simpsons episode pulled in Hong Kong; Examining China’s digital currency ambitions | China in Focus



    Beijing is pushing a unique financial campaign—urging Chinese citizens and businesses to start using #DigitalCurrency across the nation. And once that’s done—it has plans to promote that digital currency worldwide. It may be part of Beijing’s long game—to challenge the U.S. dollar on the global stage. An episode from a famous TV show has disappeared ...
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  3. The Real China and the Downside of Arrogance

    The Real China and the Downside of Arrogance


    How an aggressive Beijing is losing friends and influence in the world, and what it means for the world
    James Gorrie
    Writer

    November 30, 2021

    Commentary

    Much of the world is having an enlightening moment with China.

    Recall that China began the last decade by positioning itself as a global benefactor. Its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was supposed to be a ...
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  4. China Is Most Likely Spared from a Second Cultural Revolution | Zooming In China

    China Is Most Likely Spared from a Second Cultural Revolution | Zooming In China



    Last week, the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China formally adopted the Party’s third historical resolution. It is a landmark document that the CCP is using to project the “great glories and victories” of China in the past and to come and most importantly, Xi Jinping is using it as a launchpad for his third term ...
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  5. Chris Balding: Should We Really Trust Chinese Data? | CLIP | American Thought Leaders

    Chris Balding: Should We Really Trust Chinese Data? | CLIP | American Thought Leaders



    Chris Balding describes the two types of data that exist in China: the publicly released fake data, and the real data which is sold on the black market. He says that falsification of data does not just come downward from the top of the CCP ranks, but that information censorship also occurs upward, with lower ranking officials not wanting to admit to failing ...
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