Covid anger grows in China
As China’s harsh Covid While the rules are still in force well into the third year, there is growing discontent throughout the country. The defiance is a test of Xi Jinping’s leadership.
Foxconn iPhone factory in Zhengzhou: Thousands of workers clashed against riot police. Workers were agitating about a delay in the payment of bonuses as well as the company’s failure to properly isolate new workers from those who had tested positive. Foxconn had thousands of workers flee its Foxconn plant after a severance package. Covid outbreak.
Unrest is spreading to other parts of the world. Guangzhou was the scene of migrant workers breaking out of locked-down buildings and robbing food shops. Many people online were furious after the death of a 4-month-old girl. Her father claimed that restrictions prevented her from accessing treatment.
Political fallout To silence critics, Xi used severe punishment and heavy censorship. This makes it particularly striking that grievances can be publicly air. Many Chinese people have raised concerns about the necessity of locking down. Unrest highlights the urgent question of what Xi can do to lead. China Out of the Covid era.
Record cases Covid The number of cases has risen to an all-time record due to epidemics in the country. The country recorded 31,444 cases on Wednesday, breaking a previous record. in April, Reuters reported. By 314 percent, cases have increased from an average of 2 weeks ago.
Anwar is now Malaysia’s prime minister
Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s longtime opposition leader, was sworn in Yesterday, he was elected prime minister. He now faces a divided country. One half of the electorate is modern and multi-cultural, while another is driven by a conservative Muslim base.
Anwar’s rise to the top post came after days of political chaos: Saturday’s elections led to the first-ever hung Parliament. (Although his group had the most votes, it did not win a majority. Anwar claimed that he had been a “convincing majority” to lead his multiethnic alliance
A stunning comeback: Anwar, who is 75 years old, was the deputy prime minister. He also served as a political prisoner twice. Urbane and charismatic he often speaks out about democracy and quotes from Gandhi and the Quran.
Challenges: Anwar will have to compete with a religiously conservative bloc that views him as too liberal. He promised to keep upholding constitutional guarantees about the Malay language and Islam, as well as the special rights of the minority. “sons of the soil,” Referring to Indigenous People and the Malays.
3 mass shootings, 14 lost lives
As families across the U.S. gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving, a few among them suddenly faced an empty chair after the country’s latest spate of mass shootings. Fourteen people were killed in Three rampages spread over two weeks
One of them is a janitor at Walmart. in Virginia, a 40-year old woman, returns home to Colorado for Christmas. Virginia is accompanied by a young male who watches a drag performance and three college football players.
White and Black, gay and straight, old and young, the newly dead are the very picture of the ideals — inclusivity, setting aside differences — that the U.S. prides itself on at Thanksgiving, our reporter Michael Wilson writes.
THE LATEST NEWS
Manx, a Celtic language from the Isle of Man was declared extinct in 2009 by UNESCO. This irritated residents who doubled their efforts to preserve the ancient tongue. It’s now experiencing a revival thanks to a local school. “It sort of was on the brink, but we’ve brought it back to life again,” The head teacher stated.
ARTS & IDEAS
“Thank you for not breeding”
Les Knight has been a tireless advocate for one message for decades: “May we live long and die out.”
Knight is the founder and leader of Voluntary Human Exctinction, which believes that having no children is the best thing humans can ever do for the Earth. (Another slogan of Knight’s: “Thank you for not breeding.”)
“Look what we did to this planet,” Knight shared his thoughts with The Times. “We’re not a good species.”
His beliefs are deeply rooted in deep ecologyThis theory sees other species equally significant and sees humans as the most dangerous invasive species. (In the 50 years since the birth of humans, wildlife populations have decreased by 70%. research has shown that having one fewer child may be the most significant way to reduce one’s carbon footprint.)
However, not all scientists agree with the assertion that overpopulation is the main cause of global warming. in The climate crisis. India, for example, is densely populated but contributes little per capita to the greenhouse gas emissions. Some experts believe that such a focus could be distracting from the need to abandon fossil fuels and preserve the planet’s environment for all the living things.