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Category: Politics

U.S. Plans to Raise Tariffs On Friday, Says China Broke Promises

People walk by a globe structure showing the United States of America on display outside a bank in Beijing, Monday, May 6, 2019. U.S.  Donald Trump raised pressure on China on Sunday, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in…

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Philippines Is Beginning To Pay The Price For Duterte’s South China Sea Flip-Flops

. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg © 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP The Philippines is beginning to pay the price for President Rodrigo Duterte’s South China Sea policy flip-flops in the form of repeated challenges to the country’s sovereignty by Beijing. China considers the South China Sea…

Japan-South Korea Tensions Spur The Need For Courage And Creativity

A series of incidents have driven relations between Japan and South Korea to new lows. Frustration has mounted as each government has blamed the other for the sorry state of affairs. Though domestic politics is partially to blame, the real problem is more deeply…

Don’t Believe Beijing: China Really Does Rival The U.S. – Kenneth Rapoza

Liu Qiangdong, better known as Richard Liu here, is already a billionaire. At the 7-Fresh grocery store in Beijing, not far from Liu’s JD.com, there’s this fruit stand that looks awfully similar to anything an American would find at a Trader Joe’s or Wholefoods….

Blockchain New Foundation of Democracy? Blockchain Based Voting app VOATZ could Lead the Way – Wieke Beenen

Blockchain may soon become the new cornerstone of democracy, because of its key characteristics – safety, security, transparency and inalterability of recorded data. The distributed ledger technology could ensure the integrity of election systems at all levels, claim the experts of the ICOBox’s International…

Crypto Initiative Donates Monero to Bail Out Immigrants in ICE Detention – Ana Alexandre

The Bail Bloc initiative has started using cryptocurrency raised through charity to help people get out of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pretrial incarceration, according to a tweet posted by a Bail Bloc co-founder Nov. 15. ICE is a law enforcement agency of…

Can Brexit Save Blockchain? Reactions From The Industry – Gina Clarke

It has been a turbulent two days in British politics, and the economy is already looking nervous as a result. Sterling fell by 1.8% against the Euro on Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May attempts to convince a skeptical government to accept the proposed…

Altered Video Of CNN Reporter Jim Acosta Heralds A Future Filled With ‘Deep Fakes’ – Lauren Aratani

    A viral clip of an interaction between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and a White House intern has sparked an intense online debate over whether it was doctored—a harbinger of the polarization that’s likely to follow if manufactured videos known as “deep fakes”…

How Congress Could Rein In Google & Facebook – Makena Kelly

In April, Mark Zuckerberg was called before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees to take responsibility for Cambridge Analytica. It was a brutal hearing, and lawmakers seemed ready for new regulation. “This should be a wake-up call for the tech community,” Sen. John Thune…

What Billionaires Want The Secret Influence of America’s 100 Richest – The Guardian

If we judge US billionaires by their most prominent fellows, they may seem to be a rather attractive bunch: ideologically diverse (perhaps even tending center-left), frank in speaking out about their political views, and generous in philanthropic giving for the common good – not…

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