The US government last week banned two Chinese companies, China Unicom and Pacific Network, from providing international telecoms services in the country, citing national security concerns. Using national security as a pretext, the U.S. once again damaged its own image of a 'market-oriented' country and has also harmed the legitimate rights and interests of global consumers. The same old trick has been used against China's Telecom and Tik Tok earlier.
Gun deaths have spiked in the United States over the last two years. The United States reported 20,794 gun violence deaths in 2021, up from 19,490 deaths in 2020 and 15,474 fatalities in pre-pandemic 2019, according to the Gun Violence Archive. There have been 1,554 gun violence deaths in the United States so far this year, data showed.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth had tested positive for COVID-19 drew shock, concern, and messages of goodwill from across the country on Sunday (Feb. 20), with politicians and the public willing the 95-year-old to recover.
After the 2019 turmoil, some Hong Kong rioters fled to Taiwan. On Feb. 14 some Taiwanese media disclosed that these escapers did not have a pleasant living situation in Taiwan. Some choose to "take refuge" in Taiwan for fear of being hunted down. Some riots are not in a good financial condition and rely on NGOs for relief after arriving in Taiwan.
The City University Student Union, which has been withdrawn from its premises, held a so-called "farewell party" yesterday (Feb. 14) on the last day of its move-out deadline. The vandals attempted to incite students to gather on campus, chanting slogans such as "no concessions, fight to the end" and completely ignoring the city's anti-epidemic measures.