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A Magnificent Hakka Children’s Play in Taiwan: ‘Rain Horse’

Featuring eye-catching installations with special effects, stunts, singing, dancing, and colorful stage design, Rain Horse, or Yu Ma (雨馬), is a distinctive Hakka theatrical...

Communist China’s Aggression Towards Democratic Republic of Taiwan Heats Up

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) buzzed the Republic of Taiwan with fighter jets and naval ships in an act of aggression on April 7, stirring fears the communist regime may soon attempt to invade the democratic and independent island...

China’s Ethnic Mongolians Accuse CCP of Cultural Genocide

The Southern Mongolia Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC), a NY-based group, has equated recent actions by Beijing to the cultural genocide of Mongolians. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has received widespread condemnation of its Uyghur genocide. But now, The CCP...

US Grant To Chinese Lab With Alleged Gain-Of-Function Research Bypassed Federal Review Board

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversight board did not review a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance group that funded a project at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) involving...

$11 Billion Border Wall Dwarfed by Biden’s $4 Trillion Socialist Spending Packages

The Biden administration may be looking to complete construction of former President Donald Trump’s southern border wall amid the ongoing migrant crisis, according to an exclusive report by Washington Times published on April 5. However, the White House has...

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If You Owe It, You Must Pay It Back

There is a saying: "Your word is your bond." If you owe something, you must pay it back. One of the first lessons we...
Beijing has approved a patriot electoral system in Hong Kong that requires candidates to be loyal to the party.

Disintegration of Democracy With CCP-Controlled ‘Patriot’ Electoral System Approved for Hong Kong

Beijing has approved its ‘patriot’ plan in Hong Kong which mandates that all positions of political power in the region’s administration be held by...
People walk past an H&M store in Beijing on April 5, 2021. A Xinjiang cotton boycott has led China’s communist state to blur the brands involved on television.

Chinese Censors Blur Western Brands Over Xinjiang Cotton Boycott

Several major Western fashion brands recently announced a boycott on Chinese cotton from Xinjiang over concerns about the use of forced labour in the...
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Demystifying the ‘Canadian Ice Man’

The efforts to trace the root of humans have yielded fascinating results over the decades. One such instance is the "Canadian Ice Man" whose...

Loyalty: Dog Walks 2 Miles Every Day to Visit His Owner’s Grave

A recent incident in the province of Sassari, Italy, shows that dogs are not just man’s best friend during their lifetimes, but that their...

China

China and Iran Sign 25-Year Agreement in Effort to Reduce US Influence

As this year marks the 50th anniversary of relations between Communist China and Iran, the two nations signed a 25-year deal that China referred to as the “Comprehensive Cooperation Plan.” The deal is estimated to be worth $400 billion in Chinese investments that involve massive exports of Iranian oil.  Foreign ministers Javad Zarif and Wang Yi signed the deal on March 27 in Tehran, further strengthening already close ties between Iran and the communist regime....

Minimizing US Reliance on China for Pharmaceuticals

An over-reliance on China to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and finished medical products has left the United States vulnerable to trade weaponization as a means of economic punishment, and a possible supply chain bottleneck, in a strategic move to inflict harm on American citizens. The issue of dependence on China to supply APIs and drugs has been recognized by lawmakers for years, but the global pandemic has brought the issue urgently to the...

Taiwan Begins Mass Production of Long-Range Missiles to Deter Chinese Aggression

Taiwan recently revealed that it has initiated mass production of a long-range missile in an attempt to build up military capacity to ward off threats from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  The democratic and independent island nation is currently modernizing its military and focusing on developing technologies that can target critical People’s Liberation Army and Navy (PLA and PLAN) assets, such as military bases located deep inside the mainland. Despite its smaller military might, Taiwan...

Two More Hong Kongers Die After Taking Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine

Hong Kong has registered two additional deaths after its citizens were inoculated with the China-made vaccine Coronovac. So far, nine have died after taking the Chinese vaccines. Manufactured by Sinovac Biotech, Coronavac has one of the lowest efficacy rates at just 50.38 percent as per late-stage clinical data. Both deaths involved people who were classified as chronically ill. One victim was an 80-year-old woman who had taken the shot on March 2 and died on March...

Vessels Gathering at Disputed South China Sea Reef Push Beijing’s Territorial Claims

Since March, over 200 Chinese vessels have gathered at Whitsun Reef, a disputed island in the South China Sea, triggering a new round of diplomatic argument.  Chinese diplomats have said the boats were sheltering from rough seas. However, after the weather improved, these so-called "fishing boats" remained in the area.  On March 25, after the Philippines' repeated diplomatic protest went unanswered, the Philippine military ordered the deployment of more warships in the South China Sea on...

Ancient Chinese Doctors Only Thought of How to Best Treat Patients (Part 2)

The ancient Chinese doctors Dr. Zhu and Dr. Ge recommended each other in the Yuan Dynasty (See Part 1). Similarly, Dr. Li and Dr. Wang gave each other credit in the Song Dynasty. There were two famous doctors in Fuzhou, Jiangxi; one was surnamed Li and the other Wang. Both had extraordinary medical skills and noble medical ethics. A wealthy man in Chongren County, Fuzhou, became ill. He asked a messenger going to...

Ancient Chinese Doctors Only Thought of How to Best Treat Patients (Part 1) 

There were many famous ancient Chinese doctors in the past who had read Confucian classics before practicing medicine. They were indifferent to fame and fortune, did not care about their gains and losses, and took saving people as their lifelong career mission. They wholeheartedly aspired to be good doctors, preferring to fulfill that role rather than to be an excellent prime minister. As a result, it was common to see that fellow doctors acted...

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2021 Taipei Azalea Festival

Taipei has long been prized for its beautiful azaleas, and the azalea was voted as Taipei's city flower in 1981. So it's only natural...

HEALTH

How Porridge Can Help You Strengthen Your Immunity During the Spring Season

Porridge is renowned in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for its nourishing properties. The famous Chinese physician Sun Simiao said: “The superior doctor should first...

Help Relieve Joint Problems With Diet

With aging, long-term use, and high-impact stress, articular cartilage can degenerate and wear out over time leading to joint problems. This can cause joint...

What’s on the Box? Decipher Food Label Tease

The marketing machine that’s behind the food industry often leads consumers to be confused or misled by their claims. This is why your need...

Rub 8 Parts of Your Body to Slow Aging and Remain Healthy

Rubbing these 8 parts of your body regularly can relieve sore muscles in adjacent areas, promote blood circulation, prevent diseases, and help to slow aging, which is...

5 Causes of Nighttime Leg Cramps

Nighttime leg cramps are painful and incapacitating. They can awaken you out of a sound sleep, and if severe, can leave you feeling sore...

Lose These 4 Bad Habits to Stay Healthy and Gain These 3 Good Habits

High-quality sleep is a deep sleep that will produce antibodies and prevent the occurrence of diseases. It can also help the repairability of various...

Fitness Activity Trackers: Are They Worth the Money?

Ever since Fitbit was introduced in 2009, the popularity of wearable fitness activity trackers has shot up. Look around and you will see a...

Could ‘Leaky Gut’ Be the Cause of Your Food Allergies?

Your intestines are designed to be impermeable (or resistant) to large protein molecules that your body may mistake as “invaders,” leading it to launch...

Healing Power of Ancient Bathing Rituals

A long, hot soak with essential oils and fragrant body wash is the ultimate recipe for relaxation after a tiring day. Today, bathing is...

Touching the Surface of Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten is a protein composite found in grains, such as wheat, barley, and rye. This protein can cause reactions in people who have celiac...

CHINESE CULTURE

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How the Chinese Phoenix Got Its Feathers

The Chinese phoenix, also known as Fenghuang, is regarded as the epitome of all birds, an omen that foretells...

Sensational Ways God Helps Those With Filial Respect

Filial respect may seem old-fashioned now, but in generations past, respect for parents and ancestors was highly regarded. A...
Bad tempered son had disastrous effect on his mother

Son Honors a Very Special Mother

A long, long time ago, a son lived with his mother because his father had passed away many years...
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Elderly Man Tricked a Rich Boy Into Losing His Fortune

Born into a respected family with wealth, riches, and good fortune, you would imagine that that is a great...

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New Book Explains How Famous Egyptian Mummy Was Murdered

A new book published today explains how the famous mummy Takabuti was likely to have been murdered over 2,600 years ago. Editors Professor Rosalie David from the University of Manchester and Professor Eileen Murphy Queen's University Belfast, say a military ax was probably used...

Lucky Finds From Rabbit Hole Re-Write Prehistory of Skokholm Island

Chance finds of prehistoric stone tools and fragments of pottery, picked up from a rabbit hole by the wardens of Skokholm Island, have surprised experts and hint at new chapters in the prehistory of this...

How Is Tea Made and What Are Its Amazing Health Benefits?

Tea aficionados may be surprised to learn that all tea (which doesn’t include herbal teas or tisanes) comes from just one plant — the Camellia sinensis bush. While visiting the Charleston Tea Garden in South Carolina...

The Amazing Volcanic Vineyards of Lanzarote

Those seeking an extraordinary wine tour should head to the vineyards in Lanzarote. The mention of vineyards conjures images of lush greenery, located usually in serene locations, where the tourists can savor the fine...

Dynamic Philosophies of Life: Imaginary Dialogue Between Laozi and Socrates

The period between 800 B.C. and 200 B.C. is known as the most glorious era in the history of human thought. During this time, people of great wisdom, who laid down the philosophies of life...

Denmark Continues Suspension of AstraZeneca in Concern Over Dangerous Side Effects

Danish authorities have decided to extend the suspension of AstraZeneca for an additional three weeks as they continue evaluating the COVID-19 vaccine for potential risks. The country had temporarily blocked the use of the...

An Abundance of Pink in the Blue Mountains

In November 2019, massive bushfires erupted in Australia and ravaged the country, including the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, for a whole nine months. Then nature intervened in March 2020 with heavy rainfalls...

The Porcelain Bowl: Perfection Is in the Eye of the Beholder

The following story shows how perfection is in the eye of the beholder. Lao Liang needed money, so he wanted to sell his yellow porcelain bowl, which was a family heirloom. Once the news got...

Unvaccinated Seafarers Restricted Entry Into Ports: Mandates Disrupting Worldwide Logistics

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned that mandating COVID-19 vaccines for seafarers risks disrupting the smooth operations of global shipping supply chains. The organization said that it received reports of countries insisting...

Canadian-Built Laser Chills Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero for the First Time

Today, the CERN-based ALPHA (Anti-hydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus) collaboration announced the world’s first laser-based manipulation of antimatter, leveraging a made-in-Canada laser system to cool a sample of antimatter down to near absolute zero. The achievement, detailed in an...

Sardines in Tomato Sauce

Sardines are highly nutritious, containing omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B-12 and D, calcium, the minerals niacin, iron, potassium, zinc, and phosphorus, along with protein. Served in tomato sauce, they are also delicious. Prepare time: 50...

Egypt’s Inspirational Blind Women Orchestra

We have many legendary people who, despite their handicaps, have managed to make themselves immortal via their craft. Egypt’s blind women orchestra is one such inspiring group. In the world of music, Beethoven is...

A New State of Light: Physicists Observe New Phase in Bose-Einstein Condensate of Light Particles

A single "super photon" made up of many thousands of individual light particles — about 10 years ago, researchers at the University of Bonn produced such an extreme aggregate state for the first time...