With just weeks to go before the November election, a sleeper U.S. Senate race in a deeply Republican state is starting to garner some attention.
A poll released on Sept. 28 showed Alaska Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan with a razor-thin 1 point lead over his main challenger, Al Gross, an orthopedic surgeon.
While Gross is technically an independent, Democrats are backing him as part of the party’s efforts to gain a majority in the closely divided Senate. And their battle has been roiled by a series of controversies, including leaked videos and a dispute over an alleged bear attack.
Gross, whose father was the state’s Democratic attorney general in the 1970s, has leaned on his colorful background in his effort to unseat Sullivan. His ads have described him as having been “born
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said that he is “against human rights violations around the world,” though he is “OK doing business with China,” where more than one million Muslims have been imprisoned in concentration camps because “we have to pick our battles.”
Cuban’s comments came during an appearance on The Megyn Kelly Show podcast that aired Monday, in which the former Fox News and NBC News host asked why Cuban and the NBA wouldn’t “explicitly condemn” the numerous human rights abuses being carried out by the Chinese government, including the ethnic cleansing of Muslims, torture, forced labor, coercive population controls, forced abortions and forced sterilizations.
“I personally put a priority on domestic issues. I’m against human rights violations around the world,” Cuban said.
SHANGHAI, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hilton recently completed the relocation of its Greater China South headquarters to Shenzhen, celebrating the move with a ceremony rich in traditional local elements. The relocation means that Hilton will maintain robust development in the post-pandemic era, reinforce its strategic presence in South China, and drive further expansion in the region, as it steadily advances towards its goal of 1,000 operating hotels in China by 2025.
“South China has always been a key business development region for Hilton, and as of today, we have nine Hilton brands operating or in pipeline here. The region boasts abundant tourism resources and attractive destinations, along with a dynamic economy, impressive growth, and a strong demand for business travel. Furthermore, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area plays a strong role in China’s economic development and opening up, and has huge potential for further
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Published 7:02 a.m. ET Oct. 9, 2020 | Updated 8:49 a.m. ET Oct. 9, 2020
The Southwest Airlines gates of National Airport are almost completely without flying customers, showing the impact COVID-19 is having on air travel.
HONG KONG (AP) — Some 637 million Chinese traveled inside their country during the recent eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending tens of billions of dollars at a time when China hopes to get consumers to spend more and perk up the economy.
More than 45% of China’s 1.4 billion people traveled during the holiday, which began Oct. 1. They spent 466.6 billion yuan ($69.5 billion), according to data from China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
That’s 21% fewer trips and 30% less spending, but the numbers still show consumption is beginning to bounce back following the battering it took earlier in the year from the coronavirus pandemic.
HONG KONG (AP) — Some 637 million Chinese tourists took domestic trips during the eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending the equivalent of tens of billions of dollars at a time when China is seeking to boost consumer spending to stimulate the economy.
The holiday, which began Oct. 1, saw more than 45% of China’s population take trips within the country and spend 466.6 billion yuan ($69.5 billion), according to data from China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. That marked a decline of 21% for domestic tourists from last year’s Golden Week and a 30% decline for spending.
Economic historians are going to look back at the era of coronavirus and see more of a rollercoaster than a nosedive.
While Kazakhstan’s economy suffers with the rest of the world’s, the country’s exports to China grew significantly in August, according to the latest data from Beijing. Compared to last August, Kazakh shippers sent off more chemicals (up threefold to $151 million), tobacco (almost 15 times more to $2 million), cotton (doubled to $1.8 million) and a bumper crop of diverse victuals worth $24 million. Overall, Chinese-bound exports grew 20 percent year-over-year to $881 million.
Surely these historians will also examine today’s shifting trade alignments. Kazakhstan’s food producers look primed to benefit from China’s increasingly tense relationship with some of its traditional trading partners.
The Customs Administration of Xinjiang, the Chinese region across the border, and Kazakhstan’s Agriculture Ministry met on September 8 to discuss opening quality-control labs at border
Disney’s “Mulan” was intended to be a big hit globally, particularly in mainland China, but the film’s troubles, and by extension Disney’s, would begin long before the film was ever released.
One of the first incidents was when lead actor Liu Yifei voiced support on social media for the Hong Kong police during the city’s pro-democracy protests. Then came numerous release delays and eventually a straight-to-streaming release in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest incident was the revelation, in the film’s credits, that parts of the film were shot in Xinjiang, a province in China that has become notorious for being the region where Uighur Muslims — a Turkic-speaking ethnic minority — live under a brutal system of oppression and human rights abuses. In the credits the makers of the film also thank governmental bodies, including a police bureau that is on a U.S.
A senior German government official suppressed a 2018 intelligence report on China’s influence in Germany for fear of damaging business relationships between the two countries, Axios reported on Tuesday.
The report detailed China’s growing attempts to influence German society, business, and politics, two U.S. intelligence officials said. However, a high-ranking official moved to prevent the report from being disseminated throughout the German government. Only small number of senior officials have read the report, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“As a matter of principle, the German government does not comment on matters concerning intelligence findings or activities of the intelligence services,” a government spokesperson told Axios.
The news comes after Chancellor Merkel in September refused to ban Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from operating on 5G networks in the country, bucking U.S.